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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saved $9.83 and Spent Only .10 Tax

I went to Harris Teeter yesterday after celebrating the big 1st birthday with Jenn and the kids, since I'm going to miss the party :((

I wanted to take advantage of the sales that were going off yesterday. Fri. in my e-vic e-mail one of my offers was a bag of 60ct. De Waflebakkers Mini Pancakes completely free!! As you know I love free stuff and pancakes is not something you see free all that often.

I also got 2 of the colgate toothpaste that were on sale for 2/$3. I had 2 .75 coupons which doubled making the toothpaste also free.

So in the end I got everything for free and only paid .10 tax and saved $9.83

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Someone's Turning 1!!

Today is a very special day for us here at JJ Frugal Friends. Jennifer's "little princess" is turning 1 today!! Wow, so hard to believe it's been a year. Kids grow up so quickly. I remember the day well.. The baby shower took place just in time. No one knew the day after the shower she would make her grand appearance around 10 days early.

Jennifer and I had put away the shower gifts and had admired how cute all the little girl stuff was. No contractions, not even any kicks from the little miss. A quite day. 5 hours later she was having a baby.

Happy Birthday #1 to our "little princess", she brightens up our world in a big way here at JJ Frugal Friends.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spent .20 Tax and Saved $4.71

I went to CVS sat. night to grab some of the Mentos UP2U gum that is on sale this week for .99. Of course I couldn't find but 3 out of my 4 coupons but thankfully I found my other one this morning.

I bought 3 packs for .99 each and used 3 $1 coupons which they adjusted the last one down to .97. I got all 3 for free paying only .20 tax. I saved $4.71. It's hard to believe gum is $1.50 a pack.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What You Can Get For Free Starting This Sun. Feb. 26th

I've been wanting to blog for the past two days and hadn't been able to come up with anything. I just went on www.southernsavers.com and looked at the drugstore ad previews next week and found a few freebies I wanted to let you know about. Also Harris Teeter has at least 1 freebie this week too. There may be other freebies after reward bucks etc. at the drugstores but this is what jumped out at me as being completely free upfront.

In the coupon insert this sunday there will be a .75/1 any colgate toothpaste coupon. 6oz colgate is on sale this week at Harris Teeter for $1.50. So after the coupon doubles it will make it free. I'm all about free toothpaste deals :))

The next deal is for the UP2U single pack gum. The $1 coupon was in the Feb. 5 SS. It's on sale at both CVS and Rite Aid next week. Check with your CVS store our local store here starts honoring next week's ad at 4pm on sat. so you can get this week's and next week's deals at the same time.

At CVS it's .99 My store is really good about adjusting down coupons. If your store isn't, you might want to do the deal at Rite Aid. They're on sale there for $1. You will only have to pay tax.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Giveaway Winner

The Valentine's Giveaway winner was chosen on fri. as promised, the winner and photographer have both been notified. I just realized this morning while the winner was announced on our facebook page that it was never announced on the blog.

You may have noticed I said "winner" singular. We only had 1 person enter our giveaway. Congrats to Jodi Hathcock who won the photo prize of her choice. She chose the free mini session with Summer Herlocker.

Way to go Jodi! Jodi has been a faithful follower of our blog from day 1. She's stuck with us through the thick and thin of our blogging.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Starkist tuna .50/1 pouch printable coupon

Starkist tuna now has a .50/1 pouch product coupon on their facebook page. Go to products on the left hand tab then scroll down where it says print coupon. The click go to app. Then your .50/1 coupon will print. You may need to "like" starkist first. This coupon will make for some free tuna after it doubles at Harris Teeter if you just wait for the sale. The pouches are really convient and yummy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colgate-Palmolive Rebate Info Spend $10 Before Coupons Get $5 Back

Colgate- Palmolive is having an awesome rebate going on right now for Black History month. If you buy $10 (before coupons) of palmolive, colgate, speed stick, lady's speed stick, irish spring etc. The $10 in items must all be purchased in 1 transaction. I bought $10 in the speed stick deodorant and got it all for $1.07 which was tax only. The rebate form was in the 1/29 Smart Source insert. The rebate ends in march and items have to be purchased by March 8th (maybe!??) If you are interested in doing this rebate I have extra forms I would be glad to share with anyone who needs them. Just leave a comment and let me know. Also if you need more info just ask.

Spent .65 Saved $16.45

Everything was suposed to be free but my coupons didn't scan that way. I was to fed up to argue about it. They had already made irritated me over the cheerios (see previous post) so I didn't argue over .50.

I bought 2 smart balance milk and 3 nivea lip gloss. I had 2 of the smart balance coupons $1.50/1 that doubled making them both free and 1 $3/2 nivea lip gloss coupon as well as $1/1 nivea lip gloss coupon from facebook that should doubled and made them all free. Well the facebook coupon didn't double and I'm pretty sure it should have. Over the last 2 days it seems like that items that cost less than what the coupon doubles too only come off at facevalue and have to be doubled manually. Not sure if this is really what's happening but it seems like it to me. Anyone else notice this??

I love the free milk and the long shelf dates make it even sweeter of a deal. The nivea is going to Kenya with my church's team.

I know you guys think this is awesome, all that for .65 but it should have only cost me the .15 tax. Oh well, I'm still happy with .65

Spent $3.62 For 4 Boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios

Harris Teeter not only has Super Doubles going on this week but also is running a General Mills Promotion. Among other items some of their cereal is on sale for $2.50 each if you buy 4 boxes you get $2 off instantly. I think the more you buy the more you get off. You can also use coupons on these.

I bought 4 boxes of the Honey Nut Cheerios reg. $4.15 each on sale for $2.50 each. I had a zvr e coupon for .50/1. I also had 2 $1/2 coupons that doubled. Then because I bought 4 it took off $2 instanly making me pay only $3.62 including tax for 4 boxes. Can't beat that for cereal.

My Harris Teeter is beginning to get on my nerves. I went in today and told the cashier who I knew I wanted to do 2 transaction a CS person overheard and said you weren't suposed to do but 1 transaction. Another CS came over and asked why I wanted 2 transactions I explained that 1 order was for an elderly family member and I wanted a separate receipt. They said they weren't suposed to allow it and asked how many times I had been in today. I told her this was my first time and she could clearly see that I didn't have over 20 items to be over the coupon limit. She had to take my card to the computer and scan it to look it up to make sure that I hadn't been in today. I don't have a problem obeying policy but when you do nothing wrong and still feel like you're always the problem causer it's not a good feeling.

Spent .18 Saved $7.11

Last night I went back to Harris Teeter because I was a few coupons away of my 20 a day limit. I bought 4 more packs of stride gum and 2 more pouches of whisker lickens cat treats.

I used 1 $1.50/2 whisker lickens coupon making the cat treats free and 2 $1/2 stride coupons. 3 packs of the gum were on clearance for .82 each and 1 was on sale at .99. In the end I got everything for free and only paid .18 tax for it all.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spent $3.96 Saved $45.24 @ Harris Teeter Super Doubles

I just got back from my first trip to Harris Teeter this week for super doubles. I spent $3.96 (including tax) and saved $45.24. I didn't think the ad this week was good at all. Obviously many others felt the same way because there was hardly anyone in the store.

I bought:

6 pouches of Whisker Lickins cat treat= all free
reg. 2/$3 used 3 $1.50/2 coupons

3 bounce dryer bars= all free
reg. $5.99
had raincheck for $3.49
used 3 $1.50/1 coupons
and 1 $1.50 zvr coupon

4 packs of stride gum= all free
on clearance for .82 each
had 2 $1/2 coupons

6 pure protein bars= .50 each after all coupons
used 3 $1/2 coupons

1 eat. think.smile bar= free
used $1/1 coupon

1 colgate toothpaste 6oz= free
used $1/1 coupon

3 smart balance milk= all free
3 $1.50/1 coupons

Very happy with this trip, especially the fact I paid for nothing except the pure protein bars. Don't hesitate to get a raincheck if they're out of something. HT rainchecks never expire. Save the raincheck til the next super double and chances are there will be a good coupon to pair it with. I didn't even try to get the dryer bars but once when they were on sale. After I got the raincheck I decided I wasn't going to fight for them, I would get them when there was less demand and sure enough it was to my advantage to wait.

Be sure to watch your total and have a clue how much your bill will be. I knew how much mine should be and it came up to be about $3 more. The cashier was very nice and luckily there was no line so she went back through my coupons and my receipt with a "fine tooth comb" they realized 3 of my coupons for $1/1 bic product said not subject to doubling in fine print under the retailer info. I had them take these off because I didn't want them if my coupon wouldn't double. This is why it always pays to check your receipt and know how much you should be paying.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Giveaway at JJ Frugal Friends

To celebrate a day of love and our fresh start we have the best giveaway in our history!

Two of our favorite photographers right here in our hometown of Stanly County, NC have offered prizes to our frugal friends. All you have to do to enter is leave us a comment telling us why you love to read about frugal living. You will have until Thursday Feb. 16th at midnight to enter. The two winners will be announced Friday morning right here on our blog!

The two Grand Prizes are:

Tyler with Sands of Time Photography in Norwood https://www.facebook.com/#!/sandsoftimephotography11
will be giving 20% off any session to one lucky winner!

Summer with Summer Herlocker Photography in Locust
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Summer-Herlocker-Photography/125279917513331
will be giving a free mini session to another lucky winner!

(Winners will need to supply contact information and you will be contacted via each photographer. Location and details will be agreed upon by client and photographer.)

So make sure to tell all your friends and family, enter yourself and come back Friday to find out who wins! While you are at it check out the rest of our blog. J&J

Hi Frugal Friends!

We are excited to have a fresh look to our blog. There are many new things we hope to share with you. The most exciting thing is that Jennifer is back blogging with me. Now that she's a busy stay at home mom of two, she's looking forward to sharing tips from her perspective.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Paid $2.02 for 5 Packs of Stayfree

I loved the Stayfree sale at Rite Aid this week. Buy 1 pack of Stayfree for $3 get $2 UP back. I had several of the $1/1 coupons as well as the buy 1 get 1 free coupons.

Transaction 1

1 stayfree 24ct. $3 sale

used 1 $1/1 coupon
$2 UP

paid only .20 tax and received $2 UP

Transaction 2

2 stayfree 24ct. $3 each

used 1 Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon
and $2 UP from previous transaction

paid $1.41 for 2 packs and received $4 UP


Transaction 3
2 stayfree 24ct. $3 each

used 2 $1 coupons
plus $4 UP from previous transaction

paid only .41 tax

Saved approx. $18 on all these femine products. The pads are regularly $3.99.

I'm not keeping any of these for myself. I'm donating all these to our church's Team Kenya who will be going to Kenya this summer. Feminine products are something that are in great need of over there.

Reasons To Consign or Buy Consignment

Reasons to Consign or buy Consignment


Reduce*Restyle*Remake*Recycle*Renew*Reuse*
Reduce – the clutter in your home
Restyle – your home for happy living
Remake – your style for the future
Recycle – your furnishings
Renew – items for your new look
Reuse – unique furniture and home d├ęcor to decorate your home

I saw this on All Around Consignments blog and had to share.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What YOU Can Get For Free Or Nearly Free At Harris Teeter This Week With E-Vic Coupons

If you are a member of Harris Teeter's e-vic you need to go load your new coupons today. There is alot of new ones since it's a new month. As always they pair nicely with the P&G coupons that came out this past Sunday. Luckily this week there are also some sweet sales to make the deals even sweeter. I just hope you got the same e-vic coupons I did. I have seen some people get e-coupons that I didn't get but hopefully you got these.

The Vick's Nature Fusion is on sale this week for $5.99. There was a $3 coupon in the P&G this past sunday. There is also a e-coupon for $3 off. This should give you .1 overage.

The Bounce dryer bars are on sale for $3.49. There was a $1.50 coupon in the p&g for them as well as a $1.50 e-coupon, making these on .49.

The Pasta Sides are on sale for $1 this week. There was a .50/2 coupon in the paper sunday and and also a .50/2 e -coupon. After coupon doubles these will only be .50 each. These are really yummy if you've not tried them.