Monday, August 25, 2014

CVS deal of the week!

Sometimes the stars aline in the couponing world and you can walk out of the store getting paid to shop. It is very rare these days but it can still happen. When I teach couponing classes I stress that each person should learn how to do matchups because for some rewards programs you can get different offers and you can get different coupons.

Today was one of the best coupon trips I have ever, EVER HAD! Just a note this deal will not work for anyone probably but I will share the same deal without all of my extra rewards. I just want to give you an example of why I still coupon even though it is hard work and takes time!

CVS deal 8/25/14

Transaction 1
2 Huggies Pull-ups, $8.99 each
1 Renu Contact solution, $7.99
1 Huggies wipes, $2.99
Total $28.96

2- $1.00/1 Huggies pull-ups peelie on Packages
1 $2.00/1 Renu Contact Solution
$10.00 CVS gift card saved from previous transaction
$5.00 Beauty Care bucks
$5.00/$25.00 Purchase in store (emailed)

Paid- $4.61

$10.00 in Extra Care bucks back

Transaction 2
 1 Tide- $4.97
1 Colgate Toothpaste, $3.00

1- $2.00/1 Tide
1-$1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste
$5.00 ECB rolled over from Transaction 1

Paid tax .48

Earned $3.00 in Extra Care Bucks back

Total out of Pocket $5.09, that is a $2.91 Money Maker!!!

The Haul

The Proof ;)

Okay as I stated the stars alined so I am not sure anyone will be able to get this exact deal, but here is the deal with the same products for a pretty good deal still :)

Transaction 1
1 Renu contact solution, $7.99
1 Tide, $4.97
1 Colgate Max Fresh, $3.00

$2.00/1 renu (SS 8/24 or Printable here )
$2.00/1 Tide (P&G august insert)
$1.00/1 Colgate Toothpaste (SS 8/24 Washington post or Baltimore sun the Herald mail insert did not get this)

Pay $10.96 plus tax
Earn $8.00 back in Extra Care Bucks

Transaction 2
Buy 2 Huggies Pull ups
1 huggies Wipes

2- $2.00/1 Huggies Pull ups Printable here
If you have any Huggies wipes coupons use them to sweeten the deal :)
$8.00 in Extra Care bucks from transaction 1

Pay $8.97 Plus tax
Earn $5.00 back in Extra Care Bucks.

To total out of pocket will be $19.95 with $5.00 towards another transaction later~

I am trying my hardest to set up some fall and winter coupon classes, I am hearing the need and want as Christmas approaches and the economy does not seem to get recovering for most. I will announce the locations and dates as soon as I can get them arranged.

Until them if you have questions feel free to join me tomorrow night for a LIVE Question and Answer Chat or email me.

Have a Blessed Day,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fall Consignment Sales (MD, PA, WV)

Westren Maryland:
It's Nearly New- September 12th-20th- Williamsport, Md
Kids Connection- September 26-28th, 2014- Hagerstown, Md
TotSwap- October 8-12th, 2014- Frederick , MD

Ur Sweet Repeats- September 11-13th, 2014- Chambersburg, Pa
Two Times Around- September 25-27th, 2014- Greencastle, Pa

West Virgina
Child Spirit Consignment- September 4-6th- Martinsburg, WV

If you have never been to a consignment sale GO! Here are two of the area's top consignment owners to give you their tips on shopping and consigning!

Kid's Connection 
Ur Sweet Repeats

You will find me almost all of them because I love shopping for bargains!


My Favortie Deals 8/17/14

I am back with another week of my favorite deals.

This week I didn't really need much but wanted to take advantage of a coupons deals so here they are:

I really wanted to use the high Value $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic coupons from SS 8/10/14
Almay Whipped eyeshadow, $5.49
Use $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic (SS 8/10)
Total $1.49 each!

 I ended up also having a $2.00/10.00 Cosmetic purchase from the CVS coupon Machine

I bought 1 Millian baked blush, $8.79
I Spolied Nail Polish, $1.99
2 Almay Whipped eyeshadows, $5.49each

Paid 13.09

 I must have been on a makeup kick this week because I also got this for......

no coupon needed just head to your nearest Dollar Tree and score big time!
Remember Dollar Tree accepts manufacture coupons! There are coupons from the newspaper or printable but if you have a peely from some where you may even be able to get these items for less!

 My last deal I took advatage of was at WEIS Markets

Thomas English Muffins are B1get TWO FREE!
This is always my favorite deal because I love to use these to make freezable breakfast sandwiches !
You pay $4.29 for 3 packages of English muffins or $1.43 each.

Share your favorite deal with us!!

Have a blessed day,

50% off The Children's Place

This is a great time to get winter outerware and accessories!

This can not be combined with any other offer's or coupons so no stacking with a coupon code :( In store ONLY.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Upcoming Events: Live Q and A plus a Holiday Savings Workshop!

Pretty exciting things are in the works here at The Nifty Thrifty Lady! I have two amazing upcoming events that I would love each and every reader to attend. Each one is going to be beneficial to your pocket book and are F-R-E-E events!!

Live Question and Answer Chat
August 26, 8:30 pm Est.

Ask me anything, from the comfort of your own house! You will be able to see and hear me, but I won't be able to see or hear you! Nice, right.

How to ask question to be answered:
Head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment in the event or wait until the live event and leave a comment on the Facebook post asking for questions. Questions asked live will be answered first. If you can't attend the live chat, no worries. It will be posted on Youtbe to watch at your convenience.

What to ask:
You can ask me anything really from how I save money with coupons, to how I budget, to how I find pack lunches to how old I am or if I plan to work outside the house.
Some other questions I get
*how do I budget for unexpected expenses
* what do I need to start saving money and getting ahead
* how do you only spend 175.00 a month on groceries for a family of 4
* is credit always bad
* how do I pay off debt
* do you pay for extra curricular activities

How do I watch live:
To watch live you can do one of 3 things:

1 Subscribe to my Youtube channel (be sure to check out all of the videos I posted if you do and say hi). Then at 8:30pm look for the live event to pop up, click on it and watch live.
2. Wait for me to post the link to the live event on my blog. Click on the link and enjoy watching
3. Wait for me to post the link to the live event on my Facebook page. Click on the link and enjoy!

This event is going to be very fun and informal so please don't feel embarrassed to join or to ask any questions! 

Holiday Savings Workshop
November 4th 7:00pm
Sharpsburg Library, Md

Join me for an one hour and learn my top secrets for saving on the Holidays Including:

  • Decorations
  • Food
  • Gifts
  • Travel 
The workshop will also include a free holiday planner!

***note registration is not currently open but please save the date***


Can't make it? Contact me to set up a class or workshop of your own! More details here.

Have a blessed day,


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Favorite Deals of the Week (CVS, TARGET, and MARTIN's)

There are about 12 deal to be exact and I am THRILLED with my first real couponing trip in a L-O-N-G time!

I am going to break it down by deal, by store, and do my best to link coupons and such were needed :) PS you can thank me by attending one of my upcoming coupons classes (dates and times to be released in the next week)

*****DISCLAIMER if you follow along you know that I have been trying to clean up our food act. Well I follow a very strict 75/25 rule ;) We are not going to eat all of the bad stuff a once it does help supplement the cost of all the good things we buy. ******


This is an over view of my Martin's Trip
Paid: $35.37
Saved: $33.94
Earned: .60 off gas
I used a $3.00 Catalina from two weeks ago but that really went toward the purchase of the other none coupon items
 Buy 4 Chef boyarde cans, $1.00 each
use .50/4 Chef boyarede (SS 8/10)
Total 4/$3.00
 No coupon needed 4/$3.00
 Earn .20 off gas when you purchase 10 items (this was the cheapest deal I could come up with which is normally how I buy gas items unless I truly need an item)

Buy 8 Snack Pack Puddings
Buy 2 Items listed for $1.00
use 2 $1.00/4 Snack pack (SS 8/10)
Pay $7.92
 Earn .40 off gas when you buy 8 items (this was the cheapest deal I could come up with which is normally how I buy gas items unless I truly need an item)
But 4 Stand and Stuff Taco kits
2 Pringles
2 Nurti Grain Bars
use 4 .75/1 Stand n Stuff kits (need to computers to do this)
use 1.00/2 Nutri grain Bars (RP 8/3)
Pay $11.32

 If you have signed up for a Martin's E account make sure to check it each week!
This week there was an offer for a FREE 12 pack of any giant soda.
This deal was by far my favorite and who knew that Cascadina Farm's had box tops?
Promo this week Buy 2 Food should taste good chips or pita puffs or Cascadian Farms cereal or granola products, Get 1 Free
You can really buy any combo you want because has .75/1 coupons for both products
I purchased
1 sweet potato chip, $3.29
1 Oat and Honey Granola, $3.79
1 Fruitful O's, $3.79
I used 1.75/1 FSTG coupons
2 .75/1 Cascadian Farms
Total 3/ $3.08! WHAT you can't eat healthy and coupons?!

Total Spent $31.30
Total Saved: $47.40
Earned $10.00 Gift Card

Earn and $10.00 CVS Gift Card when you spend $30.00 on selected items. (I obviously needed some TP!)
Buy any 5 Cottonelle or Scott 12/18 pk Toilet tissue, $6.49 each
use 5 $1.00/1 Cottonelle or Scott ( RP8/10)
Pay 27.49
-10.00 Gift Card Back
Total $17.49!!
That is 78 rolls of Toilet Paper for 45 rolls of SAM's brand tp you will spend $16.87 bulk is not the way to go with paper goods.

Tuna .69. limit 10
Pay $6.90 (could roll over Gift Card but I had $5.00 ECB from last week)

Spent $44.00
Saved $32.67
Earned $5.00 Gift Card

 When I can't get free milk or eggs and Aldi's isn't an option I choose Target. One reason is their milk is hormone free. Two they ALWAYS seem to have 5% cartwheels and bonus this week they had a .75/2 gallons of Milk coupon on their site
Buy 2 Gallon of Market Pantry milk
use .75/2 Gallon (printable)
use 5% off chartwheel offer
Pay $5.53/2 or S2.73 a gallon

Buy 18 eggs
use 5% chartwheel offer
Pay $2.74

 This is a amazing deal for YES to products
YES to cucumber towlets 30 pk, $5.99
Use $2.00 off of $5.00 Purchase (printable)
Use 1.50 off of $5.00 Purchase (target printable)
Pay $2.49

 AND another great deal on skin care
Buy 3 St. ives Facewashes for $3.89
use $3.00 off of $10.00 purchase (printable)
Pay $8.67
- $5.00 Target Gift Card for buying three
Total $3.67/3!!
We can't forget but fur babies!
This week get $10.00 off of your pet purchase of $40.00 or more (Food, litter, treats)
We use Purina One and I am constant with that so this deal may not suit you.

Buy 44lb Purina One Large Breed, $30.44
3.5lb Purina One Cat Food, $7.00
1 Beneful Baked Treats, $3.29
$3.00/1 Purina Dog Food (Sing up for 28 day campaign)
$1.00/1 Purina One dog/cat Food (target Printable)
$1.00/1 Beneful Baked Dog treats (SS 8/10)
$10/$40.00 Pet Purchase (Flyer Insert Coupon or text PETS to 827438)
Pay: $25.73

It was a GREAT week to be a couponer!

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