Target trip 12/14

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Target has a $5 gift card promotion this week. Buy 5 Glade products, get $5 gift card
Subtotal: $9.78
Saved: $9.05

Recieved 2 free $5 gift cards!!!

Playtex Sippy Cup $4.99
- $2/1 Target coupon
- $2/1 for signing up at playtex
= .99¢

Banana $1.44

^^4 Glade Candles $2.50 each
- (2) $1.50/2 jars of candle from
- $1.50/3 Target coupon
= $1.37 each

^^Glade Spray $2.50
- $0.55/1 Spray from
= $1.95

Also used:

12 Weeks pregnant

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I am a little over12 weeks and I'm feeling good... a little bit of round ligament pains here and there and still having morning sickness, but I am almost done with my 1st trimester. YAY! Hopefully the morning sickness goes away.

I've been listening to my baby's heartbeat almost every day and it's the most amazing sound ever!

10 Weeks Pregnant.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Today I am about 10 weeks 2 days pregnant.  My baby is now considered a FETUS!

"He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy."

Anything new going on with my body? - Well yes, I have this map on my chest now.  The veins are criss-crossing from one side to the other and my boobs are very sore.  I am breaking out like if I'm going through puberty again.  Thanks hormones!  My morning sickness is still here...comes and go.  But slowly getting better I think. I know Turkey day is coming up this week, and I am hoping I can eat and keep it down.  Oh yeah, ginger ale is a miracle, it really does help with my nauseusness.  Nurse say's I need to take protein shakes to gain a little more weight because I lost about .5 pounds since my last prenatal visit.

Thats all for now!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ok so I've been really bad at blogging and posting up my shopping deals lately.  But it's pretty tough when you're pregnant, and its my first pregnancy, this morning sickness is killing me.

Anyways, I am 8 weeks today! Woohoo. So exciting! 

I figure I will be writing more about my trips and about my pregnancy from now on. Sooo... keep coming back for more updates!


Wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We're going to have a baby!

CVS Trip

Monday, September 12, 2011

Subtotal before coupons: $15.98
Saved w/coupons: $15.98

Wheat Thins $2.50
Free coupon from coupon machine

Skinny Cow ( I had to get it for myself! SOO good!) .50¢ each
BOGO coupon
= .50¢

Rephresh tampons $6.79
$1 printable coupon
= FREE after ECB

CVS Allergy 5 ct. $3.69
= Free after ECB

St. Joseph Asprin $2.00
= $1 after ECB

Used: $11.98 ECB

Received: $11.48 ECB

Walgreens Trip

Subtotal before coupons: $8.98
Saved w/coupons: $8.30

Crest toothpaste $1.99
$1 P&G coupon
= FREE after RR

Arizona .50¢

Pure Silk $2.49
In-ad coupon
.80¢ coupon

Charmin toilet paper $4.00

Used: $5 RR from previous trip

Small Commissary Trip

This was the first time a store "paid" me to take the items off their shelves!
Although it was a small trip to the Commissary, I was happy.

Total: -$0.53
Subtotal before coupons: $5.47
Saved w/coupons: $6.00
109% savings

Quaker Square Cereal $1.99
$1 Sample coupon
= .99¢

K Y $1.87
$3 Printable coupon

Ortega taco seasoning .39¢ each
$1/2 Printable coupon

Always pantiliner .85¢
$1 sample coupon

Song of the week.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yep! It's Thursday again.

My song of the week is:

Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence

Love this song! [...and the silence in my home right now.] Enjoy.

What's your song?

CVS trip 9/8

Total spent: $8.02
Subtotal before coupons: $28.73
Saved w/coupons: $21.98

Cottonelle wipe $3.19
Free product coupon

Carefree pantiliner $1.00
$0.50/1 Carefree Product, exp. 10/31/11 (SS 08/21/11)
= FREE + .50¢ maker after coupon and ECB

2% Milk $3.29

Dove Chocolate .79¢
CVS coupon machine

Hersey Air Delight .99¢
= FREE after ECB

2 Colgate Optic toothpaste $3.49 each
(2) $1/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, exp. 9/30/11 (SS 08/28/11)
= .99¢ each after coupon and ECB

Physician's Formula make-up $12.49

$10 ECB that expired last week + $1 ECB
CVS save $5/$25 printable coupon

Received: $12.99 back in ECB

CVS Trip

Monday, August 1, 2011

Paid out of pocket: $2.39
Subtotal before coupons: $26.50
Total saved: $25.75

Crest Pro-Health mouth wash $4.99
     - $2/1 Crest Rinse, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
= $1.99 after coupon and ECB

2 Dawn dish soap .99¢ each
     - (2) $0.50/1 Dawn Product, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
= .49¢ each

Oral B Power toothbrush $5.99
     - $3/1 Oral-B Battery Toothbrush, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
= $1.99 after coupon and ECB

Gillette Fusion Proglide $9.99
     - $4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)
= .99¢ after coupon and ECB

U Kotex liners $1.57
(CVS coupon machine free product)

2 Skinny Cow Chocolate bar .99¢ each
     - B1G1 Skinny Cow Singles Chocolate Candy, exp. 10/31/11 (RP 07/31/11 #2)
= FREE after ECB and coupon

$5 off $25 or more coupon
$7.99 ECB

Received: $7.99 ECB in total

California coupons...

[ 7/31/11 inserts ]

California coupons are awesome! I get all of the inserts (Red Plums and Smartsource) every week in the Sunday newspaper.  Plus my parents gets a free Red Plum coupon insert that comes in their mailbox every Monday! I am loving it!

First CVS trip in CALIFORNIA.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Total paid: $1.08

I will post the details later!

Home Sweet Home!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Anchored To Saving is officially in CALIFORNIA!!! .. Home where I belong.... anyways, been busy and will be posting my Cali deals when I get a chance!

Rite Aid Trip

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I had some +UP rewards expiring this week and so I made a quick stop at Rite Aid.

Paid out of pocket: $1.06
Subtotal before coupons: $7.68
Saved w/coupons: $7.00

Softsoap bodywash $2.99
= .99¢ after +UP

Noxzema 4-pack dispensable razor $2.00
$2/1 Noxzema razors 7/10 RP

Crest Pro-Health toothpaste $2.69
= FREE after SCR

Used: $5 +UP

Received: $2 +UP

Wednesday Hop

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Please follow me, and I will return the favor of following you back! Thanks for stopping by in advance.

Rite Aid trip 7/3

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

As the days get closer to moving day, I have become alot more busier than ever.  This was my shopping trip on Sunday (I did 2 transactions):

Total paid out of pocket: $2.11
Subtotal before coupons: $34.13
Saved w/coupons: $33.43
1st transaction:

2 Gillete body wash $4.00 each
- B1G1 Gillette Bodywash, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
- $1/1 Gillette Body Wash, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
= $1.50 each

2 Gillette deodorant $4.00 each
- (2) $2/1 Gillette Deodorant, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
= $1.00 each

2 Old Spice product $4.00 each
- FREE Old Spice Body Wash wyb Old Spice Deodorant, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= $2.00 each

Used: $10.68 +UP

Received: $6.00 +UP

Paid out of pocket: $1.52

2nd transaction:

Crest Pro-Health mouth rinse $4.99
- $2/1 Crest Rinse, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= FREE plus money maker after coupon and SRC

Crest toothpaste $2.57
- $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
= FREE after coupon and +UP

Oral B toothbrush $2.57
- $2/1 Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, or (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Manual Toothbrushes, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 07/03/11)
= FREE after coupon and +UP

Used $5.00 +UP

Received: $4.00 +UP

Paid out of pocket: $0.59

Come follow me, please...

Friday, July 1, 2011

What's your song?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

My favorite time of the week... choosing MY song.

This week is...... MORRISSEY - Suedehead!

I am ALWAYS singing this song. And the video is pretty awesome because it shows things of/about James Dean, who is one of my favorite actors (RIP).

Farm Fresh 06/29

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday so I didn't get a chance to post my shopping trip since we were celebrating.  It was nice of him to want to take me to Farm Fresh and he was able to choose a small cake that he wanted and a bag of salad.... I didn't have coupon for those, so what I paid out of pocket wasn't too low, but then again it wasn't too bad either.

Paid out of pocket: $9.66
Subtotal before coupons: $32.95
Saved w/coupons:  $23.98

* Buy 10 participating items save $5 instantly

* 2 Reynolds foil @ $2.49 each
(2) $1/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 05/15/11)
= $0.49 each

4 Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce @ $0.88 each
(2) $1/2 Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce (SS 05/22/11)

*2 Green Giant Whole Corn @ $0.49 each

*2 Krafts Buttermilk Ranch @ $1.49 each
$1/2 Kraft Dressing, exp. 7/17/11 (SS 06/19/11)
= $0.49 each

Quaker Life Cereal @ $2.49
$0.75/1 Quaker Life Cereal, exp. 8/31/11 (RP 06/19/11)
= $0.99

* 2 Gatorade @ $0.50 each

4 Wacky Mac Veggie Pasta @ $0.99 each
(2) $1/2 Wacky Mac Veggie Pasta, exp. 12/31/11 (SS 05/08/11)

* 2 Oscar Mayer Weiner @ $0.99 each
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs, exp. 8/14/11 (SS 06/19/11)

Banana @ $1.59

Fresh Express Romaine @ $2.99

POM juice @ $2.99
$1/1 POM Wonderful printable
= $0.99

Chocolate Fudge cake @ $3.49

I also used a $5 catalina from a previous trip.

FREE sample of Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice Drink


Hurry up and "Like" Ocean Spray Facebook page then click on the “Sparkling Sample” tab where you can send yourself a free sample of Ocean Spray’s new sparkling juice drink!

FREE Downy Unstopables Sample!

You can hurry over to score a FREE Downy Unstopables sample!

HURRY! First 500,00.

FREE sample of Honey Nut Cherrios!

Monday, June 27, 2011

CLICK HERE to sign up to receive a FREE sample of Honey Nut Cherrios! You will also receive a $0.75 coupon!

Blog hops

FREE Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner ($4.99 value)

You can go to the Pantene Facebook page and “like” them and click on the “Pantene Coupon Giveaway” tab to get a coupon for a FREE Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner a value of $4.99!

Free $2 MP3 credit at Amazon!

I've been waiting for another FREE MP3 credit to come out on Amazon for a little while now, so I'm pretty happy right now!

Sign into your Amazon account then GO HERE.  Type in the code CLOUDMP3 to get a FREE $2 credit valid for any MP3 purchase in the Amazon MP3 store, though 6/30!

My CVS trip

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Paid out of pocket: .74¢
Subtotal before coupons: $12.53
Saved w/coupons: $11.98

Rephresh Brilliant pH tampons $6.79
$1/1 Rephresh Brilliant tampons printable
= FREE, plus $1 money maker after coupon and ECB

2 Colgate toothpaste $2.87
(2)  $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, exp. 7/2/11 (SS 06/12/11)
= .87¢ each after ECB

Used: $8.98 ECB

Received: $8.79 ECB

My Rite Aid trip

Paid out of pocket: $1.05
Subtotal before coupons: $19.17
Saved w/coupons: $18.98

2 Stayfree maxipads $2.50 each
(1) $1/1 Stayfree Product, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 05/08/11)
(1)B1G1 Stayfree Product, exp. 8/30/11 (SS 06/26/11)
= FREE, plus .50¢ money maker after coupons and +UP

2 O.B. tampons $2.50 each
(2)$1/1 o.b. Product, exp. 6/30/11 (SS 05/08/11)
= .50¢ each after coupons and +UP

Veet wax strips $4.49
(1) $2/1 in-ad coupon
(1) $2/1 Veet Product printable
= FREE, plus .51¢ money maker after coupons and +UP

Crest Scope toothpaste $2.69
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= FREE, plus .75¢ money maker after coupon and +UP

Excedrin $1.99
$0.75/1 Excedrin Product, exp. 7/16/11 (SS 06/05/11)
= .24¢

Used: $7.98 +UP

Received: $8.69 +UP

Bath & Body Works: FREE Citrus Body Lotion

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bath & Body Works is offering a free 2 oz. citrus body lotion, today only (6/25). Hurry and print THIS coupon and bring it to the store.

MilSpouse Friday Fill-in

Friday, June 24, 2011

1. Are you a different person than you were five years ago? 
No, not really. I think I am still the same person.
2. If you could go on Amazing Race, who would you take with you as your partner and why? 
Ah, I love the Amazing Race. I would bring my husband, of course. We are partners in crime!
3. Does Facebook or Twitter actually bring more stress or good in to your life? 
A little bit of both hahaha.  Facebook get annoying sometimes and I don't have a twitter account.
4. June is National Soul Food Month- what’s your soul food? 
Chicken tamales!...YUMMMM....
5.  If you could live in any other era than the current, which one would it be & why?
The 50's of course! Everything about it, I LOVE! From the style to the music... love it ALL! 

What's YOUR song?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My song this week is The Clash - London Calling! During our little road trip to Atlanta last week, hubby and I blasted The Clash in the car and sang along at the top of our lungs! Soo fun, gosh I love my hubby!!

Home sweet home!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I am finally home from a little vacation to Atlanta, GA with the hubby.  It was a long week, and I am very glad to be home. 

I was able to coupon down there, but I didn't get much at all.  I gave my father in law some toothpaste that I had gotten for free woohoo.  Anyways, not much to say but I plan to get this blog up and running soon...

It's Thursday again...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

You know what that means... it's time to link up 'What's your song.' My song of the week is Los Gatos Locos 'Hunting Humans.'  I have an obsession with zombies.
If I had a chance to be in a zombie movie, I'd do it in a heart beat!
You most likely have not heard of the song before or the band.... or these kind of music. So enjoy hearing something different! This is PSYCHOBILLY.

Link up!

Mailbox goodies.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My goodies that came in the mail:

  • PowerBar Bites and $1.00 off any PowerBar Protein Plus bar/bites
  • One free box of Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni coupon
  • One free Natural Instincts hair color coupon
  • Garnier Fructis Pure Clean shampoo samples
  • Gillette Proglide razor and $2 off cartridge/$2 off any ProSeries product
  • One Free tub of Cottonelle flushable wipes coupon

My CVS trip on Sunday

Paid out of pocket: .92¢
Subtotal before coupons: $27.94
Saved w/coupons: $27.94

(I only paid for my tax!)

2 Crest Pro-Health mouthwash $4.50 each
    - $2/1 Crest Rinse, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= FREE after coupon and ECB

2 women's Ban deodorant $2.99 each
    - $1.00/2 Ban Solid, exp. 7/31/11 (SS 06/05/11) - I didn't get the $0.75/1 coupon
= $1.49 each after coupon and ECB

2 Colgate toothpase $2.49 each
    - $1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 6/25/11 (SS 06/05/11)
= FREE plus .51¢ money maker after coupon and ECB

2 Excedrin 8 ct. .99¢ each
= FREE after ECB

Oral B Pulsar battery toothbrush $6.00
    -  $3/1 Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= FREE after coupon and ECB

-$4/$20 CVS email coupon
- $13.49 ECB

Received: $16.98 ECB

Sunday's Rite Aid trip

I didn't have time to post my Sunday shopping trip but now that I have time... here it is!

Paid out of pocket: $2.06
Subtotal before coupons: $32.09
Saved w/coupons: $31.48

2 Creath Pro-Health toothpastes $2.57 each
    - $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= .22¢ each after coupon and +UP

2 Veet wax strips $4.49 each
    - $2 RA in-ad
    - $2 facebook printable
= FREE plus $4.02 money maker after coupons and +UP

3 Oral B Crossaction power toothbrushes $5.99 each
    - $3/1 Oral-B Adult or Kids Battery Toothbrush, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
= FREE after coupon and +UP

-$9.98 +UP from previous trips
- $3 off $15 or more survey coupon

Received: $17.17 +UP

Rite Aid Trip

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I made a quick trip to Rite Aid because I had $4 worth of +UP rewards that were going to expire today.

Paid out of pocket: .39¢
Subtotal before coupons: $4.21
Saved w/coupons: $4.00

2 M&M's .50¢ each
= $1.00

ACT II popcorn .22¢

Lady Speed Stick $2.99

Used: $4.00 +UP

Received: $2.00 +UP and save $3 off $15 or more survey

Nestle Crunch Bars

$0.35/1 - single, Nestle Crunch Bar found HERE.
Buy 2 get 1 free - single, Nestle Crunch Bar found HERE.

If you have a store that doubles your coupon, you can possibly get a Crunch Bar free if you use the $0.35/1 coupon.  If not, Walgreens has the Crunch Bars priced at .39¢ each on the week of June 12th, making then only .04¢ each.  So print them now and hold on to them!

Blog hops

MilSpouse Friday

Friday, June 3, 2011

1. It’s now June (woot!)… what plans do you have for the summer?My hubby and I will be going to Atlanta, GA to visit his dad and we also have a couples pin up photoshoot 50's style... something like this..

2. What is your favorite summer memory as a kid?
Fishing.  It was always fun and I cherished the times when we were all together.
3. If wild animals could be made pets without fear of them ever being dangerous, what kind of exotic animal would you want as a pet?
4. Is there anything about deployments that you do like? 
Having the whole bed to myself in a nice quiet room and watching whatever I want on tv.

What's YOUR song?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Love this song!


How much did I save?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ok, so last couple months I started to keep track of my savings whenever I use coupons.  This is how much I've saved in April and May.

Total paid out of pocket: $121.92
May savings: $419.67

Total paid out of pocket: $117.13
April savings: $409.94

Total saved: $829.61

Not bad eh?

Wednesday Hop

Thanks for stopping by!

CVS Trip

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paid out of pocket: .87¢
Subtotal before coupons: $15.49
Saved w/coupons: $15.04

5 Honest Tea $1 each
     - 2 Buy 1 get one free printable
     - .50¢ peelie
= .50¢ for all 5 after coupons and ECB

2 Lady Speed Stick $2.75 each

2 Twix .50¢ each
= FREE after ECB

Preparation H wipes $3.99
     - $2/1 Preparation H printable
= FREE + $2.00 money maker after coupon and ECB

Used: $10.54 ECB

Received: $9.99 ECB

Walgreens Trip

Paid out of pocket: .10¢
Subtotal before coupons: $4.00
Saved w/coupons: $4.00

Ritz crackers (was a subsitute for the Ritz Crackerfuls) $2.00

Illy cappucino $2.00

Used: $4 RR

Received: $4 RR

Rite Aid Trip

Paid out of pocket: .07¢
Subtotal before coupons: $11.97
Saved w/coupons: $12.00

2 Renpure Organics shampoo/conditioner $4.99 each
= FREE after +UP reward

Kids Aquafresh toothpaste $1.99
     - $1/1 Aquafresh Kids Product RA video printable
     - $1/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, exp. 5-31-11 (RP 04/17/11)

Used: $10 +UP

Received: $9.98 +UP

Baby Rock Apparel

Heavenly Savings is currently doing a giveaway for a t-shirt from Baby Rock Apparel.  Baby Rock Apparel has so many cute things! Read the rest of her review and enter to win a t-shirt on her blog HERE.

Thanks for reading.

Sunday hops


What a week!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I've been so busy this week! I didn't have time to shop at all this week. Luckily, I have the whole weekend to organize my coupon binder and back to shopping again!

My hubby and I finally found a nice place in California and we are pretty excited. It's a nice 1 bedroom apartment, but the only thing that sucks is that it doesn't have washer and dryer in the unit.

The weather has been hot all week. I'm so glad it is raining right calm and relaxing.

That's all for now. Time to go clean and organize!

What's YOUR song?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rancid! I chose this song just because of the title haha.  The weather has been crazy hot! AND I do love this band.

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Friday, May 20, 2011

What is one of the things you always do special when your husband returns from a deployment? 
I cook him his favorite Colombian dishes.

What do you do to help your spouse and/or yourself re-adjust after a deployment or long separation?  
We just spend lots of time together and make sure we are communicating about everything.  He's really helpful around the house and I just make sure that he is comfortable.

Are you a crazy coupon clipper (I’m becoming one, so share your secrets with me)?  
Yes, but not that crazy.  I'm so happy to know that I am saving hundreds on items we need and groceries. 

What’s your most treasured memory of you and your spouse (not counting your wedding – that’s a given)? 
First homecoming! Even though I was probably one of the last person to see their sailor come off the ship, I was just soo happy and since the pier was practically empty, I was able to easily run up to him.

If you could live anywhere overseas, what would you pick and why?
Italy! There's just so many places I want to visit there.

Five Question Friday

Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?
Yes, 99% of the time.  The 1% is usually when he is working out in the evening and has too much energy to sleep so he stays up late.

A question for the ladies...What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?
Well, when I first met my husband he had a mustache and a goatee.  I liked it. Now I can't imagine him with it  anymore. 
What's the worst vacation you've ever taken?
Visiting relatives in Modesto, CA.  Never really got along with them.
What's the first-ever blog you followed?
Do you enjoy amusement parks?
Yes! I love the food, roller coasters...and did I mention the food? :)

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