28 June 2015

Beauty on a Budget! Look What I Got for $8.46 at CVS!

I had no intention of walking into CVS and buying makeup. I walked in there to pick up my daughter's prescription and walk out. But as I was waiting, I decided to walk through the makeup aisle because I remembered I needed mascara. It was time to replace it since it was at the 3 month mark and taking care of my eyes is extra important to me. Did you know that mascara should be replaced every 3 months to avoid eye infections. You should replace your eyeliner every 4 to 6 months and your eye shadow can last up to a year. 

I walked over to the makeup aisle and of course they were all marked. I opened my purse hoping I had some loose coupons floating around and I did! I had one for Covergirl and one for Maybelline. The. I remembered I had some in my wallet from the trip to CVS a week ago that I had printed from their red machine. I had a $5 off of $15 cosmetics coupon.

For a moment I had forgotten why I had gone to CVS to begin with. I looked for the Maybelline 'the Rocket' Mascara which was priced at $7.99 and for the Covergirl 'The Super Sizer' lash blast Mascara which was priced at $7.49. The Maybelline coupon was for $1.00 off and the Covergirl coupon was for $1.50 off. 

Makeup doesn't need to be expensive. As I'm proving right now. These are the 2 mascaras I use and absolutely love! And what makes it even better is that I'm apart of the CVS Beauyy Club. Did you know that CVS has a Beauty Club? For every $50 you spend, you receive $5 extra care bucks! That's before coupons. 

Here's the breakdown on my purchase today:

Maybelline 'the Rocket' Mascara $7.99 
Spend $15 on Maybelline, Get $5 ECB 
Covergirl 'The Super Sizer' lash blast Mascara $7.49
Spend $15 on Covergirl, Get $5 ECB
Used $1.00/1 Maybelline New York Mascara RP 6/7 (exp 7/4)
And Used $1.50/1 Covergirl Super Sizer Mascara P&G 5/31 (exp 6/30)
And Use $5 Off Of $15 or More Cosmetics Purchase CVS Coupon
Total: $7.98
Total After Tax: $8.46!

That's a 48% savings!!! If you look at my receipt, I saved $7.50. So if you look at it this way, I got the Covergirl mascara for free after all the savings! This is the good part of shopping smart when you budget and use coupons! The great part about this is that if I go back and buy 2 more cosmetic items, 1 from Covergirl and 1 from Maybelline this week, I'll get back $10 in Extracare Bucks. 

Free 11 oz White Mug from Tinyprints.com Today, 6/28 Only!

Enjoy one free mug with promo code JUNEFREEMUG, 6/28 only

Enjoy 1 one free 11oz white mug or enjoy $15.99 towards the purchase of a different mug using the code JUNEFREEMUG at checkout from tinyprints.com! You know I love my free stuff. You get 2 mugs for the price of one!

These would make perfect gifts for your parents, siblings, significant other, or buy them now and save them for Christmas! I'm already starting my Christmas list now so I can get a head start.
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26 June 2015

$2 tanks, 2 days only, in-store at Old Navy!

Photo: Old Navy
It's hot out and women love to wear tanks right?! I know I do! Well guess what ladies, Old Navy has them on sale for $2! Go check in your sofa, go check that cup holder in the car, or check the coffee table for some loose change and head on over to Old navy. I'm serious! I usually find about $5-$7 when I look in all of those places. I could buy me at least 3 tanks with the loose change I find in all of those places.


25 June 2015

New Coupons for 6/25!

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Newman's Own Frozen Pizza 

$1.00 off TWO (2) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaners 

Earn $0.50 when you purchase LAND O LAKES® Half Stick Butter 


$1.00 off (1) Newman's Own Complete Skillet Meal
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Newman's Own Frozen Pizza
$1.00 off any one (1) EAS Ready-to-Drink Shake
$2.00 off any one (1) EAS large powder
$1.00 off 2 KINGS HAWAIIAN Rolls
$0.75 off any ONE (1) Newman's Own Salad Dressing
$1.00 off any (1) Hidden Valley Salad Dressing
$5.00 off (1) DIRT DEVIL DUST+VAC™ product
$3.00 off (1) DIRT DEVIL SPRAY+MOP™ product
$1.00 off TWO (2) Pine-Sol multi-purpose cleaners
$10.00 off (1) DIRT DEVIL STEAM+CLEAN™ product
$5.00 off of 2 Nutri Dent products


Save 75¢ on any (1) Fruttare Multi-pack


Save $3 on any one (1) Air Wick® Life ScentsTM Product


Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) quart of Perry's Escapes Ice Cream


Earn $3.00 when you purchase World Peas®
Earn $1.25 when you purchase Galbani® Mozzarella Fresca™
Earn $1.50 when you purchase Pabst Blue Ribbon® Beer
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Dang® Coconut Chips
Earn $1.25 when you purchase Dos Equis® Dos-A-Rita®
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Newcastle Brown Ale®
Earn $2.00 when you purchase Newcastle Brown Ale®
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Minute Maid® Light
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Nueva Cocina™ Seasoning Mix
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Nueva Cocina™ Rice Mix
Earn $7.00 when you purchase Kirin®
Earn $5.00 when you purchase Kirin®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase BIGS® Pumpkin Seeds
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Sugar In The Raw Organic White®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase BIGS® Sunflower Seeds
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Monk Fruit In The Raw®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Back to Nature Chicken & Wild Rice with KAMUT® Soup
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Stevia In The Raw®
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Back to Nature Tuscan 3-Bean with Kale & Millet
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Back to Nature Minestrone with Farro Soup
Earn $1.00 when you purchase Back to Nature Chicken Tortilla with Red Quinoa Soup
Earn $0.75 when you purchase LAND O LAKES® Sauté Express® Cooking Squares
Earn $0.50 when you purchase LAND O LAKES® Half Stick Butter
Earn $0.50 when you purchase Tru-Nut Powdered Peanut Butter
Earn $1.50 when you purchase Stevia In The Raw®

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23 June 2015

Rite Aid Ad Scan for the Week of 6/28-7/4!

The Rite Aid Ad scan for the week of 6/28-7/4 is out! To View the entire ad for that week, just click below!
View Rite Aid Ad Scan for the Week of 6/28-7/4 here

CVS Ad Scan for the Week of 6/28-7/4

The CVS Ad scan for the week of 6/28-7/4 is out! To View the entire ad for that week, just click below!
View CVS Ad Scan for the Week of 6/28-7/4 here

New Coupons for 6/23!

$1.50 off (1) all product 

$2.50 off 1 of Kibbles 'n Bits 35lb or larger 

SAVE $3.00 on any ONE (1) Advil® Film Coated 40ct or higher 


$1.50 off (1) all product
$2.00 off any Tinactin product
$1.25 off TWO Crest Kids Toothpaste or Mouthwash
$1.50 off 2 Alpo Tbonz or Snaps or Biscuits
$2.00 off 2 Purina Busy Bone Chew Treat
$1.50 off two Purina Beggin' brand Dog Snack
$2.50 off 1 of Kibbles 'n Bits 35lb or larger
$1.00 off any one PLAY-DOH Mini Bucket toy


SAVE $3.00 on any ONE (1) Advil® Film Coated 40ct or higher


Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Apples at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 6/29/2015.Save 20%.


Save $2.00 Off any one (1) Trojan™ Lubricant
Save $1.00 on one (1) Right Guard® antiperspirant/deodorant stick, excluding aerosols


on any ONE (1) PAM® Cooking Spray


Earn $5.00 when you purchase Spend $75 on Nike.com
Earn $10.00 when you purchase Spend $75 on JCPenney.com
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Tetley® Green Tea
Earn $0.75 when you purchase Tetley® Black & Green Tea

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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for 6/28-2 Inserts!

There will be 2 inserts coming in this weekend's paper. 1 Smartsource and 1 Redplum. Below is a list of what will come but please note that coupons and their value vary by region. The P&G has been rumored to be included in this but it will not. P&G will come on July 5th. It is known inserts do not come on holidays but the P&G always comes on the paper around the Independence Day holiday.

Ajax $.25/1 dish liquid 25oz+ or auto dish pacs (7/18)
Aveeno $3/2 facial care products excludes cleansing bars, moisturizing bars and trial (7/31)
Banana Boat $1/1 sun care product 3oz+ excludes lip balm and trial (8/6)
Beech-Nut B1G1 free classic jars (7/25)
Beech-Nut B1G1 free naturals and organic jars (7/25)
belVita $1/2 8.8+ biscuits (8/15)
Berkeley Farms $.55/1 1 quart or 2 pints dairypure heavy whipping cream or half & half (8/30)
Berkeley Farms $.55/1 gallon or 2 half gallons dairypure white milk (8/30)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 fruit snacks (8/22)
Carvel $3/1 carvel, oreo, chips ahoy or hello kitty ice cream cake 32oz+ (8/31)
Clear Care $1.50/1 12oz+ solution (8/8)
Clear Care $3/1 12oz+ solution (7/4)
Colgate $.50/1 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush excluding plus, triple action, extra clean and classic clean (7/18)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 3oz+ (7/11)
Colgate $2/1 mouthwash or mouth rinse 480ml+ (7/25)
Crush/Hawaiian Punch/Diet Snapple/Wyler's Light/Jolly Rancher $1/3 singles to go! drinks includes canisters and value packs (8/31)

22 June 2015

Why You Should Shop 2nd & Charles!

Have you discovered 2nd & Charles yet? If not, then you definitely should. There are 23 locations across the US. You can check here to see if there is one located by you. My daughter and I run a book blog and we made our first trip there this weekend. Since I'm frugal and this is a blog that is all about saving money, I decided to blog about it here too!
To read more about how they buy, sell, and trade items, just read our post on our 2nd & Charles Trip & Book Haul here and watch our YouTube Book Haul Video here
As you can see from the photos below, these books are retailed at $17.99 and $19.99 and they are both in perfect condition and are priced at $5.00! That is a 75% savings!

Check out some of their book prices! For those that shop on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble, you'll see that the prices are much cheaper at 2nd & Charles. Some books sold there are brand new so don't think that all are used. The used are in great condition, actually they are in excellent condition! If you look at our YouTube video, you could see for yourself.

19 June 2015

June Ipsy Glam Bag Review!

I'm a lover of subscription things. It's my weakness and frankly it's the best option someone can get! I got my June Ipsy Glam Bag yesterday and I am loving all of products in it.

The first product in the bag is the NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel. It's infused with rose petals and smells wonderful. I tried it last night and loved it. The second product was the tre'StiQue Mini Shadow Crayon in Aspen Pine. I absolutely love green tones and this was just perfect for me. This would work wonderful for some of the Fall looks I have in mind. The third product was FORMULA X in Power Source nail color. Loved this color once I put it on. I used this as a base coat so I'm still thinking of a design. Once I do, I'll post a picture of the final result. The fourth product is the Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I have to try this but I've heard from friends that this is one of the best primers out there.

The last product is BeFine Cucumber Facial Mask. My daughter tried this last night and loved it. We usually use Yes To products due to her skin sensitivity but I think we have just found something to replace it. This Cucumber Cooling Mask revitalizes, repairs and rejuvenates the complexion. Cucumber Extract removes dead skin cells while soothing and tightening the skin. Pomegranate Extract, which is loaded with antioxidants, helps repair the skin and keeps it looking its youngest. Watermelon Extract reduces the breakdown of DNA in skin cells while keeping them hydrated.

If you are not an ipsy subscriber yet, then I highly suggest you join now!

Slide the City is coming to the Lehigh Valley!

Slide the City is coming to my city on August 15th! This will be to support the A-YOUTH, the Allentown Youth Organizations United To Help, is a non-profit youth organization with a goal to further develop good sportsmanship, character and promote positive influences in Allentown youth through athletic programs and other activities. Sign up now before prices go up at midnight!


Early Bird Registration
1 day left!
Regular Registration
Late Registration
Day of Registration
The event will take place from 12 pm to 5 pm with an extra hour from 11 am - 12 pm and 5 pm - 6 pm for Unlimited Sliders.

Bikes, bussing, public transportation, and carpooling are encouraged. If you must bring your car, be prepared to walk a short distance from the event. We can't have cars near the Slide now can we?

Before you jump on the Slide, head to the registration tent to check-in and pick up your goodies.  Based on what you registered for, you will receive a wristband which gives you access to ride the Slide. Hang onto your wristband or you won't be able to ride!  For maximum speed and safety all sliders must have an inflatable tube to ride.  Remember to grab your friends, your swimsuit, and your signed waiver and you'll be ready to Slide the City.

You're more than welcome to line up ahead of time but the water doesn't start to flow until the specified start time. We accept the last slider in line 30 minutes before the Slide closes. The earlier you come, the more you'll be able to Slide the City.

If there is a little rain it only means there will be more water on the Slide and less people cranky about getting squirted with your new water gun. And besides, who wouldn't want to dance in the rain, slide in the rain, and bring someone to kiss in the rain.

Embrace your inner child and get ready for the slide of your life! Slide the City is bringing the biggest water party of the summer to your city. Grab your swimsuit and speed down this one of a kind 1000ft (3x as long as a football field!) slip and slide. There will be music, dancing, food, drinks, and even some swag for sale so you can soak up the sun in style.

Fireworks on the Spirit of Philadelphia on Saturday June 27th!

The Tall Ships festival is upon us and Spirit of Philadelphia is offering guests a front-row seat for the fireworks display on Saturday, June 27, as well as a variety of brunch, lunch and dinner cruises available throughout the weekend! The cruise company’s premier yacht, the Freedom Elite, will also offer 1-hour tours to guests wishing to get an close-up look at the ships. This is the perfect family getaway to kickoff the the 4th of July weekend.

Philadelphia has a lot to offer when it comes to entertainment. You will not be disappointed on the Spirit of Philadelphia. They are always throwing beautiful sight seeing excursion cruises that one can simply not pass up. I guarantee you that you will be pleased. a few weeks ago I posted the Father's Day Cruise, they will be hosting. Take a look at that post and get in on that as well!

Tall Ships Festival Cruises:

Spirit of Philadelphia Tall Ship Cruises: June 25th – 28th

  • Variety of brunch, lunch, & dinner cruises available throughout the weekend
  • **Fireworks Dinner Cruise: June 27th, 7:00pm-10:30pm
Freedom Elite Sightseeing Excursion Cruises:

  • Enjoy views of the traditionally rigged sailing vessels. Tall Ships Sightseeing Cruises are held aboard the Freedom Elite yacht, departing from Penn's Landing.
Boarding and cruising information:

o Board: 8:45am | Cruise: 9:00am - 10:00am
o Board: 10:45am | Cruise: 11:00am - Noon
o Board: 12:45pm | Cruise: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
o Board: 2:45pm | Cruise: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

18 June 2015

How to shop smart using coupons without buying processed foods!

As many of you know I started using coupons at a very young age. I never go shopping without coupons. Many people think that you can't find coupons for things that you love but you can. I use coupons not only on household items but for my groceries, clothing, makeup, accessories, and shoes. For my online shoppers, there are coupon codes as well. The one thing I want to talk to you about today is grocery shopping.

I was one that used to buy so many frozen foods that were processed simply because I had a coupon for it and it made it free. You pay for it in the long run--with your health. I'm on the road to becoming more healthy again after falling off the wagon. Two years ago I decided to start my weight loss journey. I was overweight and unhappy. I was feeling lethargic and always complaining about the way I looked but I never did anything about it.

Finally after a trip to my doctor's office and a look at the scale. I made a promise to myself that I would never let go of myself ever again. I started to run, became a vegetarian, drank smoothies every morning and read every single label on every single thing I ate. I shopped a bit better when it came to food choices. Our family was on the road to becoming fit. I lost a total of 72 pounds and had gained my confidence back.

Fast forward to April of 2015--all of that weight has come back on. I was not happy. How did I start this again after I had promised myself? I was in school and what many of you don't know is that I also work full time. It's hard juggling that when you have two kids to take care of.  I spoke to my doctor and I told him I was determined to do this again after breaking my promise. I was pre-diabetic and the last thing I needed was to be subjected to what I've witnessed my own mother go through. I'm glad to say that I started my diet and eating healthy (with a combination of exercise) on April 2nd, 2015 and since then I have lost a total of 15 pounds.

17 June 2015

$9 dresses + $8 polos & $10 shorts for guys, Today Only at Old Navy!

Old is back at it again with their amazing sales! Today only, you'll be able to get dresses for only $9, Men's polo's for only $8, and shorts for guys for only $10! Select styles while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

All Men’s Polos $8, $10 Men’s Shorts, $9 Women’s Dress: Offer valid 6/17/15 at Old Navy stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and at Old Navy online. While supplies last. Select styles only. No adjustments on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts,including Gap Inc. employee discount. Limit 5 per customer, per transaction.

New Coupons for 6/17!

$2.00 off ONE Dreft Detergent 

$4.00 off Centrum or Silver Tablets Multivitamin




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