Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Update!! Frugal Living

***Update So I found coupons to go with the Mars Candy...See below for the update 

I love to share ways you can be frugal {save money}. I've had my Mama Shopping Wisely Blog where I usually share, but I have not been able to post anything there since I've started working. Now that I am working it's a little bit harder and overwhelming to post on there. It was a great when I was a SAHM {stay at home mom}. The Lord is leading me in a different direction with that blog for now.  Lord is leading me to share 'Frugal Living' posts {on this blog - so it's all in one place}, and share ways you can shop for less or almost free.

So with that, right now we are preparing for Easter. I usually make my girls Resurrection Easter baskets {faith-based theme},  I do them a little different. Everything in the basket has purpose and meaning behind it and directs all the focus back to Christ and why we celebrate it.

 Frugal Living

Here's some abbreviations that I use for couponing lingo:
gb {get back}
ECB {Extra Care Buck}
OOP {out of pocket}
MM {Money Maker}
RP {Red Plum}
SS {Smart Source}
Wags {Walgreens}
PC {Printable coupon}

If you are looking for candy for your baskets hop on over to CVS where you can get candy for under free.

CVS Deals
These ended Tuesday {03/27/12}Single Milky Way Candies $2/1 gb {get back}$1 ECB {Extra Care Buck} you must have a CVS card to get this
Jelly Beans $0.99, get back $1 ECB

NTS {note to self}...make sure to scan your CVS card at the Kiosk they are printing out a $0.25off coupon for the Milky Way candies. If you don't have a card, sign up it's super easy and lots of perks. also sign up to Beauty Club too...lots of perks there too. It pays to shop...... literally! I did 2 transactions:

Trani #1
Buy 2 - Single Milky Way Candies $2/1 gb  $1 ECB = Free
* Use 1 - $1/2 Any Mars Candy Product RP 03/18/12
Or Use 1 - Extra Care Coupon $0.25/2 {retained at the kiosk}
Free + $1 ECB = FREE and made $1 MM {even better deal than what I had yesterday}

Trani #2
Buy 1 - Jelly Beans $0.99/1{they ran out and I asked what they substituted so I bought the same brand Malted Chocolate Eggs}
Used 1 - $1 ECB from Trani #1 pay $0.09 opp for tax and $0.91 MM

***Total OOP was $0.84 $0.09 left with $1 ECB so I made $0.91 in the end. So in essence CVS paid me to shop thoday. Woohoo...Praise the Lord.....and the best thing is I didn't plan on going this morning.

***Walgreens Deals

Buy 2 - Mar's Candy Singles $0.39/1
Use 1 - $1/2 Any Mars Candy Product RP 03/18/12

If you only have one coupon the best bet right now is to do it at Walgreens, I believe the other deal at CVS ended Yesterday. Sorry guys I just found that out. :( I'm bummed but it's ok you can still get it free at Wags

Joyful Shopping!!

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