Goodbye Everyone....

>> June 30, 2010

Ok it's a short goodbye :-) Goodbye until you join me over at Desert Deals Diva's new location!!

www.desertdealsdiva.com

This has been a work in progress for awhile and I figure July 1 is a great day to make the conversion.

Please update your bookmarks, blogrolls, buttons, etc with the new address!!

See ya over at the new site!

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My Old Navy Score!!! 30% off + 50% off = 65% off!!

I bought so much stuff that I had to take 2 pictures of it!!

Ok so I mentioned winning a $50 off $100 Old Navy Q last week from Thrifty Canucks! It was perfect timing because they were also doing their 30% off EVERYTHING in store sale! That is 30% all regular and clearance prices!


I ended up returning 2 pairs of pants and a dress from my last trip and received $62.37 back. I ended up buying everything above for $49.79!! So i left with $12.58 in my pocket!


This includes 4 shirts and a hip skirt for Mommy! (not even on clearance, blasphemy I know!)


Plus 6 shirts and a pair of PJs for Q and 2 onsies and a MATCHING pair of PJs for E. Most of the boys stuff was clearanced stuff, although not the swim shirts for Quinn.


15 items for about $3 each + tax! I love my shirts and skirts, it can be easy to find stuff when you aren't hunting on the clearance racks, which is my usual mode of operation.


However it can be hard to come with $100 in stuff all on clearance unless you have tons of time to dig! As it was, I spent a good deal of time in the boys section and hustled through the women's stuff and it still took me an hour!


Plus because of the extra 30% off deal, I actually had to come up with $100 worth of stuff AFTER they took off 30% off! I ended up saving about 65% off the marked prices and that doesn't even factor in the savings I was already getting on the clearance items!!


Or you can look at it this way.. all of my stuff was full price, shirts were $15 times 4 + a skirt $25.. so I spent $85 on me alone! I paid only 1/2 of that and scored all the boys stuff.


I seriously love these Old Navy deals, although I have to admit they spoil me rotten. I have the HARDEST time going in there and buying anything full price, without a coupon!



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Giveaway Winner 18X24 Wall Graphic!


The winner is Holly with her comment

"I think it would be the picture I took of Nate's awesome chalk drawing at our old house before the rain washed it away!"

I will be emailing your Holly!

Stay tuned, I have another fun giveaway coming up soon, along with a big blog change!!



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Cheap Swimmers! CVS 6/29 Run

>> June 29, 2010


I had to get over to CVS today to snag some more Swimmers for Q. We have gone through a lot more than previous summers because of his swim lessons, so I didn't have enough on hand.
I wanted to use the BOGO stay free and M&M sale and coupons to build my order up over $20 with the swimmers, so I could use a $4/20 CVS Q.

2 Stay Free $6.99 BOGO Sale- BOGO MQ= free
2 Huggies Swimmers $7.99 each - $2 MQ- $2 CRT= $3.99 each
2 M&M Pretzels $0.89 each BOGO Sale- BOGO MQ= free
-$4/20
Total $5.72 on a gift card

Not a bad run. The stay free was a lot higher than I thought. I didn't see the actual price of this until I looked at my receipt at home. I just looked for one that was BOGO and grabbed them.


I was pretty happy to snag 2 packages of swimmers for less than the sale price WITH tax. Luckily I also had $ on my CVS gift card to use as well. My coupons are a little disorganized at home right now and I didn't have time to search for my ECBS before we left for the day.


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A Day Late and $15 Short!!!

Procrastination can be costly! In my case I have procrastinated on a rebate and a deal run recently and the result was a loss of $15 between the two.

First was the Coors Rebate... I planned on the doing the coors light rebate on the left, receive $15 wyb $30 + snacks, soda, water, etc (and of course beer). The great thing about this rebate.. was I found a good price for the required beer and then dug through my receipts and already had PLENTY of receipts to use for the $30+ in snacks, soda, water, etc. So there really was no additional purchase necessary for me. We had already bought all the stuff and I was going to buy the beer anyway.... $15 bonus money for our trip!! Cha Ching!!

The beer sale was at Albies and I meant to get it over the weekend... I didn't and bought it on a Monday instead. Guess what... the rebate period ended on that Sunday. UGH..

So I found a new rebate for $6 back with a beer purchase, so I CAN still submit that, but that is a LOSS of $9!!! Bummer!

I haven't submitted it yet, I keep hoping a new (& BETTER) rebate will come out with dates that overlap with my beer purchase.


Then on to my Albies Deal from Sunday... Here are my order details:

4 Frescetta Pizzas $3.88 (with store Q)- $1 IP = $2.88 each
7 Flipz $1 each - $0.50 MQ= free
3 Simply Potatoes $1 each - $0.55 MQ= free
1 Albies French Bread $1.50- CRT suvey freebie Q= free
12 Arrowhead Sparking Waters $0.50 each
10 Yoplait yogurts $0.38 each - $0.50 MQ= $1.80 each
1 4-Lb Strawberries container $3.88
5 Marcal Paper Towels $1 - $1 MQ= free
6 cheapie bean and cheese burritos 3 for $1
2 Albies Meat $2.99 each
Sara Lee Bread $2.49
-$13 in CATS
Total $21.94 OOP + Earned (4) $2 Cats (arrowhead)

Ok not a bad run, some nice freebies in there, cheap pizzas, and a some necessities: meat, bread, strawberries and yogurt.

I did however miss out on saving another $6 on this order because I had MQs to make the arrowhead water TOTALLY free, but the coupons had expired the DAY before.

So I couldn't use them. I paid $6 for the water (which we don't drink and will be donated). I still bought them because I knew I was earning $8 in CATs, so it was a still MM (money maker) to buy them. But I was sooo bummed to see I could have saved another $6 off my order and made my water purchase a $8 MM instead of a $2 MM if I had just paid closer attention to the expiration date!!

UGH... It happens to everyone and I am trying not to beat myself up over it, but what a bummer!! Watch those expiration dates!!!

Have you missed out on a great deal because of procrastination lately??

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Fun Groupon Today: Tucson- Horseback Ride!


Tucson Groupon :$25 for a Sunset Sonoran Desert Horseback Ride from Spanish Trail Outfitters ($50 Value)

The Fine Print
Expires Dec 30, 2010
Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required.
See the rules that apply to all deals.

Highlights
•Great for first-timers
•Friendly, experienced teachers
•Gorgeous sunset views
•Explore varied terrain


This looks fun! I have only been horseback riding once and it was in the Catalinas then too! It was a birthday adventure for me and a friend when I was like 17? It might be fun to try again... although I might wait until later this year to schedule it. It is DANG hot out there right now!!

:-)



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Last chance to enter my giveaway!!


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