Really haven’t been in the blogging mood lately. Not a whole to blog about anyway but my brain is totally stuck on wedding. Here are a few things I picked up using free product coupons at Wal-Mart. I am trying to at least semi keep up with this blog – just in case someone out there is actually reading it. :D
2 x Quaker Oatmeal Maple and Brown Sugar $3.37 – 2 x free product coupon = FREE
2 x Revlon Nail Files $1.77 – 2 x $2.00 tear pad coupon = FREE
2 x Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist $4.97 – 2 x free product coupon = FREE
I have only tried the Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist once so far – I didn’t find it anything special but maybe I need to give it more of a chance. I was trying the Pineapple one – it just seemed like the scent disappeared almost right away.
To make this even sweeter (and more chocolaty) the box of Rice Krispies had a coupon for a FREE 200g bag of SMARTIES Eggs or 203g SMARTIES bag! I hope to try the eggs. Also, when I got home last night I had some websaver coupons waiting for me that had $1.50 off Rice Krispies Squares – hopefully they are $1.67 for a bit longer. :) I still have to use my All Bran Bar coupons – all my Wal-Mart had left was the Orange Cranberry ones – YUCK! Tried the ones in the Holiday Box and I did not like them all.
Looks like I am having cereal for breakfast.
Happy Friday everyone!
Found a fantastic deal on Pantene – thanks to a heads up on the smartcanucks.ca forum. I saw someone saying they found some $2 Pantene products at Walmart so I headed to mine to check it out. I didn’t find the ones they found but I was lucky enough to find 3 different ones priced at $2 – the deal was even sweeter because they had $1.50 stickers on them – better yet, they were the larger bottles at 675ml! Score! Regular price on the bottles was $7.96!
2 x Pantene Curls to Straight Shampoo 675ml $2.00 – 2 x $1.50 peelie on bottle = $0.50 each
1 x Pantene Curls to Straight Conditioner 675ml $2.00 – $1.50 peelie on bottle = $0.50
1 x Pantene Dry to Moisturized 2 in 1 675ml $2.00 – $1.50 peelie on bottle = $0.50
2 x Garnier Fructis Clean and Fresh Shampoo 384ml $1.97 – 2 x $1.00 tear pad = $0.97
2 x Pillsbury Chocolatey Chunk Cookie Dough 468g $3.17 – 2 x $2.00 from websaver = $1.17 each
Taxes: $1.43 Total: $7.71
Saved: $39.44 ($12.00 in coupons & $27.44 in sale and clearance prices) 84% Savings
On Friday I went into the mall to get my free Bath and Body Works trial size item thanks to their Valentine’s Day coupon on Facebook. I picked one of the newer scents, Aruba Coconut – smells great. Man I love Bath and Body Works.
After getting my free lotion I headed into Walmart for a quick look around. I found some Revlon nail files for $1.77 – perfect to pair up with my $2.00 off Revlon Beauty Tools coupon I found at Shoppers Drug Mart last week. I grabbed 4. I really didn’t need anything else in Walmart so I thought I would see what happens with my overage. Well… THEY GAVE IT BACK TO ME AS CASH! It was only $0.07 but I couldn’t believe it. This is the first time I have been paid in cash back to use coupons. Super exciting.
Since Friday was my first day wearing my FitBit I was actually just walking around the mall to get my steps up – it worked out well and I left with some freebies. In fact, I didn’t spend a penny and left with 7 more than I entered with. Awesome day.
I was just thinking about this and wondering… should my coupon savings percentage come before or after tax? I had always calculated it after tax but I wonder if it would make more sense to calculate it before tax… thoughts?
Also found some NIVEA Natural Beauty products at Dollarama for $2.00 each.
Looks like the face wash/peel stuff sells for around $5 on Amazon and the eye cream for $15. I tried the face wash/peel – it is okay, it has the tiny little scrubbers similar to the Vasanti face wash I loved so much in my January Glymm box. Nice to find something that is much cheaper but it is no where near as nice, I will still be purchasing the Vasanti Cosmetics BrighgtenUp! Face Rejuvenator soon. The eye cream seems alright too – I dunno what a good eye cream is supposed to feel like, I am sure there is nicer stuff then this but for $2.00 it is hard to complain. I won’t rush to Dollarama to buy more of either but I will buy one more of each if they still have them next time I am back.
On my way home from work tonight I thought I would run into Walmart again and check for the 5 cent lipsticks that I missed out on last night. It was a bit of a pain because nothing was marked, so I had to scan each one – and most of the scanners in the store are currently out of order. But I found 4! I also grabbed the last of the lip glosses. If you see these items at your local Walmart I suggest running some of the items under a price scanner to check their price. And just because the Walmart website says “Not Likely In Stock” doesn’t mean that it isn’t – it just means that it MIGHT not be.
PAID: $0.62 after tax!
4 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstock
7 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss
Super Cheap Rimmel Makeup
A tip, it seems to be all the lip glosses on sale but only some of the lipsticks. Here are the lipsticks I found that were $0.05 – the rest scanned at $5.98.
I saw other people getting different lipstick colours but my store didn’t have those ones in stock. Don’t forgot to check for the 60 second nail polish either! GOOD LUCK and HAPPY SHOPPING!
I feel like I just finished complaining about our Walmart and how terrible their clearance deals are – oh wait, that’s because I did. hah
After seeing another post today on the SmartCaucks.ca forum I had to go back to Walmart. This time the post was about some 5 cent Rimmel clearance prices that they saw today. Walmart is on my way home from work so it isn’t much of a pain to run in (just can be a waste of time). Anyway, today I hit the motherload! I found Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss and Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish for 5 cents! Our store still had them priced at $2.00 so there were lots left. When I asked the girl working in the beauty section to check the price she informed me she was just getting ready to sticker them at 5 cents!! When I came home, I saw the poster on the forum found 5 cent lip stick as well. Tempted to go back and check but I did pretty good already I think.
A lot of this is for a friend – she is going to make Valentine’s goodie bags for her Sparkies next week. Got a few lip glosses for a couple girlfriends and I too.
28 x Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss $0.05 = $1.40
14 x Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish $0.05 = $0.65
Tax: $0.25 Total: $2.35
I have used this Rimmel nail polish before – it is actually really nice and goes on nice too. Wicked deal for $0.05. I opened up a lip gloss and tried it out, not bad. Not sticky and goes on pretty nice. It is similar to most other drugstore lip glosses.
I suggest everyone check their Walmarts! Look for the polishes, glosses AND lip sticks. Still thinking about going and checking the lip sticks – haha – must stay away from Walmart! I would think the lady would of told me if they were 5 cents too if that was the case because she was nice and pointed out the nail polish.
1 x Goody Ouchless Elastics 14 pack $1.99 – 50% pink sticker = $0.99
2 x U By Kotex Liners Tin $1.54 – 2 x $1.50 insert coupon = $0.04 each
3 x U By Kotex Tampons Tin $1.54 – 3 x $1.50 insert coupon = $0.04 each
So I keep reading on SmartCanucks.ca about all the great deals people are finding at their local Walmarts. All kinds of awesome stuff for $1. I keep checking our Walmart but find nothing. Our store actually has a big clearance area right now because the store is renovating but there is still nothing good – as least nothing good with a good price. I keep reading about all these $1 deals, like Gillette Fusion ProGlide blades (4 pack) for $1! WOW! I would love to find some of those, my fiancé loves those…
Anyway, so while in Walmart again last night I tried looking for some of these deals. Here is highlight, and about the cheapest thing I found. An OPEN Burt Bee’s Lip Balm for $2… GROSS! Well.ca sells them brand new for $4.50. Also, there was a pack of black and white photo paper specially made for my photo printer… I have been watching the clearance price of these SAME pack of photo paper for over two years. No that is not a typo… OVER TWO YEARS (and the packaging looks it). I was utterly shocked last night that I noticed the clearance price has INCREASED over $5. No joke. This lone pack of photo paper has sat in the same place in Walmart for over two years and the price has increased. I honestly wonder if it is even good anymore because it has the built in ink. From the looks of things I don’t think my Walmart will ever these great $1 clearance deals. Obviously our Walmart sucks.
No big savings here but I needed toothpaste, I like this one – it was in sale and I had a coupon.
While I was buying these I was also buying some Chocolate for stockings – I had all the coupons paired up with the items on the belt. And one of my coupons went under the belt and was forever lost. Lesson learned, don’t put coupons on the belt with your items. Keep them in your hand. I guess that is what you get for trying to help the cashier out. It seems like no matter what you do sometimes there is no winning, All well, it was only for $0.75.