Does anyone even remember me?!

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HI!!!! It’s been over 2 months! I’m slowly….like REALLY slowly doing some couponing. I have passed up so many great deals because I am simply too tired and have no energy to gather, sort, organize, print, clip, etc. BUT this week was an exception.

For those that don’t know, I started a personal blog (that really has nothing to do with couponing. I just wanted a different place to express myself. It’s my life/thrift store blog LOL Call me crazy. (picklesandpaisley.com)

Anyways, here is the breakdown to my first transaction where I spend $16.81

L’Oreal Sunscreen- $5.58 each on clearance
used $3/1 coupon from 6/29 RP
used $2/1 Target coupon from 6/15 RP
Paid $.58 each

Post-Its- $1.02 each
used $1/1 Target coupon from here
$.02

Scotch Tape- $1.02 each
used $1/1 Target coupon from here
$.02

Phone Case- $5.98 on clearance

Glade candle and wax melt- $2.54 each on clearance
used $1/2 Target coupon from here
used (2) $1/1 coupons from here
use 5% Target cartwheel (I forgot to use this on both transactions)
Pay $1.88 and get back $1.50 from Ibotta

Bic highlighters- $1 each
used $1/2 Target coupon from here
$.50 each

Paper Mate Pens- $.96 each
used $1/2 Target coupon from here
$.46 each

Bic Mechanical Pencils- $1.17 each
used $1/2 Target coupon from here
$.67 each

Wet Ones- $1.99 each
use $1/2 coupon from here
use (2) $.50/1 Target coupons from here
Pay $1.98 and get $1 back in Ibotta

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Here is my second transaction of the day. I used 2 $10 gift cards, which made my out of pocket much lower:

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See repeated transactions above.

I price matched the 96 count crayons to the price on the app.

On my Target app on my phone, I searched Crayola. Then I made the price go from low to high. Pressed the second picture which has no price, but is the 96 count crayons. I then scrolled all the way to the bottom, pressed the button to very last link in blue on the bottom that brings you the the non-mobile Target site. This will bring your the the Target site where these were $1.24!!!! Tell me that’s not crazy?! The cashier looked everything over and she thought it was a great deal too.

Crayola Twistables- $2.50 each
use $2/$10 Crayola Target coupon from here
use (4) $1.50/1 coupons from here (will need 2 computers/devices-printed from iPad, but not phone)
pay $2 or $.50 each!

Axe was on clearance for $1.98 and I didn’t have the $1 coupon with me so I’ll bring my coupons tomorrow with my receipt and get my $2 back!

One Right Guard rang up for $3.38 while the others rang up $3.99. I used the $5/$15 personal care Target coupon from here (after buying the 3 Right Guard and 2 Axe)

1 Glade warmer- $1.37
1 Glade refill- $4.15
used (2) $1/1 coupons from here
used $1/2 Target coupon from here
use 5% Target Cartwheel (I forgot to use this)
Pay $2.52 (this price does not include carthweel) and get $2 back from Ibotta

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Wegmans: FREE Plum Organics Mighty Snacks for kids

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Plum Organics Mighty pouch- $1.39
use $.75/1 coupon from here (use zip 02151 MA)
FREE!

Not sure how to change the zip code? See below:

Step 1. At the very top of Coupons.com, click to sign in or sign up

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Step 2. You will see your name like above. Hover over the arrow and click “your profile”. You will see My Profile, Account Info and My Address.

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Step 3. Change the state and zip code to match and save.

Step 4. Click “Coupons” at the very top of the page

Step 5. You may choose to search for this coupon page by page, category (baby & toddler) or brands (Plum Organics)

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Print and enjoy!

Rite Aid: Clearance Finds

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Scotch Pop Up tape dispenser- $.94 from $3.79
Scotch Pop Up tape refills- $.74 from $2.99
Scotch Expressions tape- $.92 from $2.69

Spend $25 on 3M products get a $10 +UP

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Rolaids 12oz liquid- on clearance $3.99
use $3/1 coupon from here
Pay $.99

 

There was a TON of clearance around the store. Be sure to take a look around!

Graze.com- Try Delicious Snacks- First and Fifth Box Are Free!

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In an attempt to win me back as a gym member, Bally’s sent me a code for a FREE Graze box. I had never heard of it so I checked out the site and it’s actually pretty neat! Who doesn’t like to try new treats? You can go through each category and choose whether you would be willing to try that snack or let them know to “trash it” and never send it. Almost everything looks delicious!

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Each box is portion controlled and there are 2 box selections: the nibble box or the calorie counter with snacks that have 50-150 calories. You can also choose how often you receive a box: every week, every 2 or every 4.

Delivery of the box is FREE and the other great part, each box only costs $6! Compared to some other sites where the box can cost well over $12. You may also cancel your deliveries at ANY time and are not obligated to continue :)

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Using my referral link HERE, you can get your 1st and 5th box FREE!

I received my first box, but ended up placing an order for a second one, in accident. But $6 isn’t too much to complain about. I’m VERY happy with my boxes! Here are my boxes:

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Inside, I received:

Pear Tatin- pear, raspberry cranberries, yogurt coated seeds and almonds
My Review: DELICIOUS

Fruity Mango Chutney with Black Pepper Dippers (only 80 calories)
My Review: I thought these wouldn’t taste good but I was wrong! These were one of my favorites

Hot Cross Yum- orange raisins, sponge pieces and cinnamon honey almonds
My Review: Not sure how I feel about the orange flavor yet, but it’s almost gone, so I’ll leave you with that ;)

Mississippi BBQ Pistachios- smokes BBQ pistachios
My Review: I NEED A WHOLE BAG OF THESE!!!! Holy cow were these good!

Summer Berry Flapjack- rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries
My Review: pretty chewy, almost like a granola bar but a lot softer. Very good though!

Tomato and Basil Pizza- basil crunchini, cheese cashews and mini tomato breadsticks
My Review: yum, yum, yum!! The taste reminds me of pizza flavored combos, but obviously a lot less greasy and healthier!

Triple Berry Smoothie- mini strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and banana
My Review: I love the shriveled, chewy, “dried” fruit so this was another favorite (I’m sensing a pattern here…)

Walnut and Vanilla Truffle- walnuts, vanilla pumpkin seeds, fudge and raisins
My Review: I never would have thought to pair fudge with pumpkin seeds but this is a wonderful combination!

As you can tell from my reviews, I have liked everything so far! I guess I did a pretty god job weeding out the items I wish to not receive in future orders. I was not asked to write this review, but I was so excited about them, that I did it. My overall opinion? Definitely worth trying, since you get your first one FREE anyway! Just be sure to cancel any future shipments with NO obligation! :)

Twice- FREE $20 credit plus FREE shipping (through 4/20)

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I’m excited about this! Twice is a site where people sell and buy name brand, used clothing. I’m all about cheap clothes!

Head over to Twice and create an account and get $10. If you have an iPhone or iPad, download the Twice app and log into your account and get an ADDITIONAL $10. That makes $20 to spend! Also, if you order through TODAY and use code: Easteregg, you get FREE shipping!

I scored the above dress for $.95!!

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Thanks, Hip2Save!

Out With The Old, In With The New & Some Thrifting

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been over this whole cold weather thing since the day it started! Going from 80 to snowing the next day? C’mon!! Such a tease! Anyways, instead of saying goodbye to the cold weather this month, I said goodbye to this:

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My 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. I bought it in 2009 so it had a good run (I put a lot of miles on that poor thing). I actually sat in the car for about 30 minutes soaking up all the memories that 5 years brought. I cried too, when the license plates came off :p

BUT with old, comes NEW!

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My new baby! A 2012 Jeep Compass and it has less than 27,000 miles! I’m in absolute love with it. It’s fully loaded and even comes with a few things that make me love it even more: the trunk light has a removable flashlight, there is a normal house outlet, automatic starter and it has uConnect! Which means all I have to do is press a button, say who I want to call and it calls for me-HANDS FREE! I’m always on my phone so this is a very nice feature! I also just googled what the power button was on my rearview mirror and it’s an auto dimming feature so I don’t have to deal with the jerk behind me who has his high beams on. OH! and I almost forgot, it only cost me $40 to fill!

I’ve also been doing a lot of thrift/antique store shopping. My sister’s wedding is in July, so she has been wanting to find some stuff for the guys. We found a few thrift stores in our area that we had never been to so it was neat to see what each one had. I will need a large house one day, let’s just say that ;)

Along with a large house, I need a large closet! I went on a little shopping spree at Goodwill, VOA and Salvation Army. I was able to get all of this for less than $80! (and to think, I spent $45 on 4 things the other day!)

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Most of the things I got were name brand! I was able to get Soma, Express, The Limited, BCBG Maxazria, Mossimo, Gap, American Eagle, Delia’s, Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Kors

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I was pretty excited when I saw this! For $5?! I’ll take them :)

 

ANYWAYS! Today I am going to attempt to use the $10 off $50 Target grocery coupon with the deals I brewed up and I’m hoping to spend less than $8 if all goes well!

World Autism Awareness Day!

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If you don’t already know, I currently work in a classroom with eight 1st graders that have autism. I love every single one of them!!! <3 Today is World Autism Awareness Day so the special education team at our school is wearing BLUE to show our support!

I have worked with the school district (I graduated from) since 2009 and have been in special ed classrooms from elementary all the way up to high school. I have worked with MANY students with different disabilities and I love them each the same! If you didn’t know this either, I am working on my Masters to become a Special Education Teacher!

FACT: 1 in 68 children is on the autism spectrum.
(AutismSpeaks.org)

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On October 11th, 2014, the classroom I work in will be WALKING to show our support! We have a team and if you’d like to join us (Brookside Beauties) please do so!!! We have 6 months, but it’s NEVER too early so sign up! If you’d like to join our team or make a donation (ALL donations are tax deductible!) We have a goal of $1,000 but anything more than that would be AWESOME!!

Please visit: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/rochesterfingerlakes/kwalter43
(under Search For A Team, type Brookside Beauties)

The more the merrier :) <3 and thank you for supporting our 8 little ones and ALL other children that have been diagnosed with autism!

 

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Program + Tons of Points!

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If you purchase Kellogg’s products, did you know they have a code on the package that can be entered into the Kellogg’s Family Reward site and you can redeem them for coupons and more!? Check out this list of rewards and how many points you’ll need to redeem. Be sure to check all emails you receive from Kellogg’s because they send codes with a specific amount of points as well as a surprise amount! Get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg’s® brands.

Maybe you’ve got some products at home now…check out the point values!

You will receive emails with rare high value coupons such as these:

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If you don’t enter codes for a while, you might get an email with something like this:

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Nothing like a little product buying bribing! Love it! ;)

 As of today, I have earned 10,900 points since signing up!

There are also great coupons you can print as well without having to spend points, go here to check them out.

Codes to use:

APRILFOOLSDAYFUN: 150 points
APRILFOOLSREWARD: 25 points
SPRINGONTHECOLOR: 20 points
SPECIALK5BONUS4U: 50 points
EARNGREATREWARDS: 20 points
GIFTOFMUSICBONUS: 20 points
GRAINSDAIRYFRUIT: 50 points
KELLOGGSFREEBOOK: 50 points
HOWITWORKS20PNTS: 20 points
GREATSTARTSBONUS: 20 points
SPIDEYEXCITEMENT: 20 points

Thanks for the codes, Hip2Save!