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Monday, January 28, 2013

1.28.13 - Vistaprint Groupon

Two weeks ago, I found a great deal on Groupon for printing services at Vistaprint.com offering $70 worth of personalized products for just $17. I quickly snatched up the deal before it expired because as luck would have it I had just started pricing wedding invitations and the sort to much dismay at the hefty prices most printing companies were charging for their services. I put together an order for the basic things I wanted and was so excited about the savings and the products they offered that I immediately submitted my order. While waiting for my order to arrive I did some searching and found that they offer a lot of freebies ALL the time (limit of 10 freebies per order). I was previously under the impression that they offered freebies only at certain promotional times and I hadn't received an email notification of any current freebies but a Google search produced links to all sorts of freebies. If only I had known about the freebie links I would have added a bunch to my order but that wasn't possible after the fact of course. So ever since then I have been patiently waiting - ok, impatiently is more true since I visited Groupon every day since, looking for the deal to pop back up again lol and had no luck before today. Today, my impatience and another Google search produced another link to the deal available Nationwide but under San Diego for some reason? (the deal under my city of Richmond showed expired). I immediately purchased the deal and went thru shopathome.com for 4% cash back :) So now I am beyond excited to order more products for my wedding that I wanted PLUS all of the free bonuses! Here's the link to the Groupon that is available for a few more hours yet... http://www.groupon.com/deals/vista-print-winter-san-diego
And from what I can tell, this deal is available often so if you do miss it today, I'm sure it'll be back again and again!

Oh, and here's my first order:
250 Free Business Cards
2 Calendars
25 Business Card Magnets
30 Invitations + Envelopes
30 Menu Cards + Envelopes
30 Thank You Cards + Envelopes
24 Envelope Seals
2 Deluxe Tote Bags
Paid just $39 with free shipping for all of the above! My second order will be even better with all the freebies so look out for a post on that order to help inspire your next purchase :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

12.31 - CVS - Final Coupon Trip of 2012!

Well..2012 is almost over and I just couldn't end the year without one final coupon trip to my favorite store CVS -  besides I have a few coupons I wanted to put to use before they expire today. Plus, I also wanted to finish earning my Beauty Bucks before they reset in the new year.

I wound up doing a second transaction, when after the first, I realized that I was half way to the $10 Extra Bucks for spending $30 in P&G products...so here are my transactions...

Transaction #1

2-Simple Fash Wash - clearance $4.19 each
1-Schick Hydro Silk Refill - sale $15.29
2-NyQuil - sale $6.49 each
1-Puffs Tissue Box - sale $0.99
3-Tresemme Shampoo - $0.99 each
3-Tresemme Conditioner - $0.99 each
2-Children's Advil - $6.99 each
Total = $57.56

Used 1-$10/$50 CVS purchase
Used 1-$8/1 Schick Hydro Razor Refill CVS coupon
Used 1-$2/1 Schick Hydro Razor Refill MQ
Used 3-$2/2 Tresemme products CVS coupons
Used 1-BOGO Free Children's Advil MQ
Used 1-$1/1 Children's Advil MQ
Used 2-$1/1 Vicks product MQ
Used 1-Free Puffs wyb 2 Vicks products MQ
Used 2-$3/1 Simple product CVS coupon
Used 2-$1.50/1 Simple product MQ
Paid $12.63 with CVS gift cards earned through Viggle
Received $3 ECB for purchasing Schick
Received $1 ECB for 4th green bag tag scan
Should receive my final $5 Beauty Bucks for spending $50 in beauty products

Transaction #2
1-Charmin Basic 12 pk - sale $5.77
2-Always Infinity 18 ct - sale $3.99 each
2-Dawn Hand Renewal - sale $0.99 each
1-Febreze Car - sale $2.99
Total = $18.72
Used 1-$1/1 Febreze Car MQ
Used 2-$0.50/1 Dawn MQ
Used 1 -$0.25/1 Charmin MQ
Used 1-$2/1 Charmin CVS coupon
Used 1-$2.50/2 Always MQ
Used $4 ECB from transaction #1
Used remaining balance on gift card of $2.65
Paid $6.21 out of pocket
Received $10 ECB for spending $30 on P&G

So at the end of it all I spent only $6.21 for $76.28 worth of products and have $15 extra care bucks to spend which comes out to a profit of $8.79 -Yaay!