Friday, July 29, 2011

Free lotion at Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works has a new in-store freebie! You can snag a FREE (my favorite word!) 2oz. bottle of ther newest lotion Paris Amour, a $3.50 value. Print coupon here and take it to any Bath & Body Works location! You can even show the coupon on your phone to redeem. This coupon is valid this weekend only and expires on July 31st

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My CVS shopping trip

OMG!!  CVS paid me $1.75 to take this out of their store!  Can you believe that?  I am a newbie at trying to become an extreme couponer.  I wish I could do this all the time but it can be a bit time consuming and I just don't get all the coupons like the rest of you seem to get.  I would also like to thank Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons for always posting deal scenarios, coupon match ups, and where to print coupons.  Her blog is a must read several times a day for me.  If it weren't for her I wouldn't be able to save as much money. 

So here is how I got paid to walk out of CVS wth all these products:

(2) Pretzel M&M                             2 for $6.oo
(2) Colgate toothpaste                      2 for $5.00
(2) Duralcell 8pk batteries                2 for $10.00
(2) Herbal Essence Stylers                2 for $5.00
(2) Herbal Essence shampoo/cond.   2 for $5.00
(1) Herbal Essence hairspray             1.19    (was on clearance)

Coupons used:

$5.00 off $25.00 purchase (magic coupon scanner)
$10.00 ECB from Schick deal
(2) $3.00 Herbal Essence styler wyp shampoo/condtioner
(3) $1.00 Hebal Essence shampoo/conditioner
(2) $1.oo Pretzel M&M
(2) $1.oo Duracell Batteries
(1) $1.00 off any 2 Colgate toothpaste

Total OOP  $8.25
and I received $10.00 gas card for purchasing these items.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What do you normally tip the paperboy and the mancurist

So I am sitting here pondering the thought of how much should I be tipping my paperboy and manicurist. LIKE I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT OR DO.  Should I be tipping 20% that is custom when dining out?  Now you have to remember I live in New York and everything here is expensive. To have the paper delivered everyday it costs $4.95 per week.  Usually when the paperboy comes to collect his pay we are not home or I don't hear the doorbell.  So when he does collect I owe like 6 weeks!  YIKES!!  so I usually will give him $45.00. I really want to give him less because he pisses me off.   On Sunday mornings he doesn't deliver my beloved Sunday morning news until 10:00am.  10:00 AM PEOPLE..... I will pace at the front door just waiting like a shark.   Do you think I am tipping him enough or am I being cheap?

When I get my nails done and eyebrows waxed...which is not that often anymore (that was one of my expenses that got the axe) it usually costs me $17.00 for a pedicure, $6.00 for a manicure, and $7.00 for eyebrows.  I usually get 3 different ladies to do all these things for me.  How much do you tip?  I give the eyebrow lady $2.00, the pedicure lady $5.00 since that takes the longest, and $3.00 for the manicurist.  

Leave me a comment and let me know what you tip for services

Monday, July 18, 2011

I will go broke just trying to keep the kids busy

I dont't know about you BUT I need to find another way to make money just to pay for summer actvities! How on earth can I keep these kids entertained since school is out?  There is only so much pool time they could take.  I feel terrible because I just can't do alot this summer and all I keep hearing is can we go here and can we go there.  I try to explain to them if we do A then we can't do B.  I hate seeing their looks of dissappointment.  So far this summer we went to Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags. I had tickets from last year that didn't get used and I had them renewed by customer service.  Even though the tickets were already paid for I still had to pay for parking and buy lunch.  So that was $100 day.  We went away to Hershey Park for a few days.  That was our 1st vacation in 2 years.  That was a bundle but we really had a good time.

Mr. Amazing wanted to take the kids to Coney Island for Nathans Hotdogs and to ride the Cyclone roller coaster tonight.  BUT when I looked up the cost.....THATS out.  $8.oo a person to take 1 ride on the roller coaster!  $13 bridge toll, food, and how do you go to an amusement park and not ride other rides or play games?.  That is insane.  I couldn't sleep last night just thinking of all the things coming up.  My son's birthday is next week, I have family visiting us this coming weekend from Texas, and then I am taking the kids to Florida to visit my mom.  I am only staying a few days but they will stay the rest of the summer at camp Grandma.  YAY!!!  OY VEY!!  I guess I am going to have to start Ebaying again.