Thursday, March 19, 2015

Smiley360 - FREE ITEMS

I have discovered a new company called Smiley360, where you complete missions and get to try new products first!

here is my first mission and review!

i tried wonka randoms!

they were all different in the bag... no two alike in a hand full!
i loved the juicy filled ones!
very delicious and fruity in every bite!




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Money Saving Apps

Want to extend your savings further than just coupons and store sales?
Check out these money saving apps you can download on your smart phone, tablet, or some are even websites!

Let's start off simple.. 
Everyone goes shopping, everyone recieves receipts. What do you do with those receipts? Most of us either throw them away or store them in case of a return, taxes, etc. 
RECEIPT HOG is an app that pays you for all those receipts! 
All you do is snap a picture of your receipt and it gives you coins and other prizes. The more receipts added, the more coins you get! 
You turn your coins into CASH! Yes, real money!
This app is also good for keeping track of how much you spend since it keeps all your receipts in one place!
Start by downloading the app here http://app.receipthog.com/share/xj247ufp and use refferal code SRTAR730 for extra coins now! 


Check out IBOTTA next!
You will need to "discover" products you plan on purchasing by learning facts, watching short videos, taking a poll, etc. Then you will upload a picture of your receipt after scanning the barcodes of the items you purchased that match the rebates.
Use my referral code GMROKRN or the link below for extra monthly teamwork bonuses (more cash!) https://ibotta.com/r/gmrokrn
Recieve your cash through Paypal or turn it into a gift card (itunes, starbucks, movies, etc).


Next we have CHECKOUT 51!
New offers are added each Thursday and the items must be bought while the offers are live. Upload a picture of your receipt to claim the offers.
Claim $20 and they will mail you a check!

SHOPKICK is an app that uses your phones location to give you "kicks" (points) for visiting certain stores. You can also scan items at that store for more points. Turn your kicks into an awesome prize, such as a gift card, or even a cruise!


SAVINGSTAR is one of my favorites! Add the items you are going to buy to your "list" before purchasing them.
Link your store savings cards (such as CVS, Food Lion, etc) and they'll do the work for you!
Stores without a linked savings card (Walmart, Target, etc) will need to be manually entered for rebates by scanning the barcode of the products bought and uploading the receipt. 
This app also has a free item offer posted every Friday that is good for the weekend!
Cash out through Paypal when you claim $5! 

SHOPMIUM is another app you "discover" products on. You will need to scan the items that match the rebate that you purchased and upload a picture of your receipt. 
Money for these rebates are credited right to your bank account!
Use my referral code FFGFHCWF to receive a FREE Lindt chocolate bar!

SNAP BY GROUPON- Upload your receipt within two days of a purchase of an item that has a rebate!
Claim $20 and you can cash out through paypal or directly to your bank account!

JINGIT is the perfect app for every day groceries and essentials we buy! You will need to reserve the products you plan on buying up to 24 hours before and upload your reciept within that time frame. There is no cash out limit for this app either, so you can deposit your rebates right to your bank account! 
Get started here: https://www.jingit.com/?ref_id=389487&s=e 

Lastly, we have SHRINK! First you earn points for buying certain products, then you can turn your points into cash rebates for buying the selected products!
Get started here: https://snap.groupon.com/app?ref=421478787c70c3d8 or use referral code QLDXUD


I hope you find these apps as helpful as I find them! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have!
Happy savings!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 21, 2014 - Turkey Haul

Target:

4 Glade Candles
1 Glade Wax Melt
Buy 5, Get $5 Gift Card. $2.99 each
$2.99x5=$14.95
- 5% off Cartwheel (.60 cents)
- $1/3 Target Coupon
- $2/2 coupon
- $1.25/2 coupon
- $1/1 coupon
- $3.50 Ibotta deposit
- .75 cent Checkout 51 deposit
Total = $4.85 & got a $5 gift card back

Used my Red Card and saved .20 cents
Brought my own resuable bag and saved .05 cents
Tax = .59 cents

GRAND TOTAL= .19 cents for all 5!!



Walmart:

2 Glade Candles- $2.98 each 
$2.98x2=$5.96
- used $1.25/2 coupon
- $4 Ibotta deposit
- $1.50 cent Checkout 51 deposit

Tax= .43 cents

GRAND TOTAL = .36 cent MONEY MAKER!!



I paid just .17 cents for all 6 candles and 1 wax melt!
I saved = $21.93!


Harris Teeter:

Orville Popcorn- $7.19 (on sale $5.99)
- used $2 coupon
- $2 zvr
- $2 zvr
Total = .01 cent MONEY MAKER

Lavazza Coffee- $8.99 (on sale BOGO free, $4.49 each)
- used $2 coupon
- $2.50 Checkout 51 deposit
Total = .01 cent MONEY MAKER

Peanut Butter and Co. - $5.69 (on sale $3)
- used .55 cent peelie (doubled)
- $1 zvr
Total = .90 cents
(White Chocolate Fudge PB is a hit in our household! This is a steal price for an item loved so much!)

Tax= .26 cents
Total= $1.14
Saved= $23.43



Target- Turkey Haul:

Market Pantry Lunch Meat- $4.09
(Forgot to use 5% off cartwheel offer)

Skippy Peanut Butter- $5.79
- used $1 coupon
Total= $4.79

Stove Top Stuffing- $1.25
- 20% off Cartwheel (.25 cents)
- .25 cent Ibotta deposit
Total= .75 cents

Market Pantry Turkey Gravy- $1.09
- 5% Cartwheel (.06 cents)
Total = $1.03

2 Kings Hawaiian Rolls- $2.50 each
- used $1/2 coupon
Total = $4 for 2, $2 each

Broccoli- $2.93

Green Beans- $1.15
- .25 cent Checkout 51 deposit
- .25 cent Snap deposit 
Total = .65 cents

Butterball Turkey- $12.14
- 20% off Cartwheel ($2.43)
- $1 Snap deposit 
- $3 coupon
- $3 Saving Star deposit
- MIR for five $1 Butterball coupons
Total= $2.71 for turkey over 10 pounds!

2 Chex Cereals- $2.50
- 5% off Cartwheel (.26 cents)
- $1/2 coupon
- $1/2 Saving Star deposit 
Total= $2.74 for two, $1.37 each

4 DelMonte Pineapples- $1.00 each
- 10% off Cartwheel (.40 cents)
Total = $3.60 for four, .90 cents each

Market Pantry Cooking Spray- $1.89
- 5% off Cartwheel (.10 cents)
Total = $1.79

2 Market Pantry Pie Crusts- $1.22 each
- 5% off Cartwheel (.14 cents)
Total = $2.30 for two, $1.15 each

2 Carnation Evaporated Milk- .99 cents each
- 5% off Cartwheel
- used .55/2 coupon
Total = $1.33, .67 cents each

2 Libby's Canned Pumpkin- $1.69
- 5% off Cartwheel (.18 cents)
- .55/2 coupon
- .25 cent Ibotta deposit
Total = $2.40 for two, $1.20 each

2 Market Pantry Sugar- $1.99 each
- 5% off Cartwheel (.20 cents)
Total = $3.78 for two, $1.89 each

5 Bagel Bites- $1.99 each
- used 4 .75 cent coupons
- used $1.50/3 Target coupon
- .50 cent Ibotta deposit
Total = $5.45 for 5
(My mom bought 3 from me, making my total for 2 boxes $2.18)

4 Pillsbury Pie Crusts (2-pack boxes)- $2.50 each
- used two .50/2 coupons
- .75 cent Saving Star deposit
Total = $8.25 for 4, $2.06 per box

Market Pantry Gallon Milk- $3.69
- 5% off Cartwheel (.19 cents)
Total = $3.50

Market Pantry Cottage Cheese- $3.19
- 5% off Cartwheel (.16 cents)
Total = $3.03

Market Pantry Sour Cream- .99 cents
- 5% off Cartwheel (.05 cents)
Total = .94 cents

4 Market Pantry Cream Cheese- $1.25 each
- 10% off Cartwheel (.08 cents each)
Total = $4.68 for four, $1.12 each

2 Hormel Pepperoni- $2.84 each
- used $1/2 Target coupon
- used $1/2 coupon
Total = $3.68 for two, $1.84 each

2 Coffee Mate Creamers- $3.09 each
- 15% off Cartwheel (.46 cents each)
- used $1 Target coupon
- used $1/2 coupon
Total = $3.26 for two, $1.63 each

Fruit and Oat Harvest Nutrigrain Bars- $2.50 each
Buy 4, get $5 Gift Card
- used four $1 coupons
Total = $6 & a $5 gift card, .25 cents per box

Barilla Pasta Sauce- $1.99
- used .75 cent Target coupon
2 Barilla Pastas- $1.29
- price matched to Dollar General $1 each
- used $1 coupon off pasta & sauce
- $1 saving star deposit
- .75/2 Target coupon
Total = .49 cents for all three items

- used two $1.50/$7 Market Pantry Coupons
- used $3/$15 meat purchase coupon
- got $20 back in gift cards for buying $100 in groceries
- got $5 gift card from nutrigrain bars
- saved .15 cents for bringing my own reusable bags
- my red card saved me $2.99
Tax was $1.52

GRAND TOTAL FOR MY HAUL= $30.26
Saved= $83.38 
And I'm so excited about $25 in gift cards for my future trips!



November 18, 2014

Quick Harris Teeter trip before work!

Lipton Tea Bags- $1.50
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE
(I wanted 2, but there was only one left on the shelf)

2 Hidden Valley Guacamole Dip Mix- 3/$5 (Clearance for .83 cents each)
- used two .50 cent coupons (doubled)
Total = 2 FREE

3 Zone Perfect Strawberry Yogurt Bars- $1.39 each (on sale 10/$10)
- used three .55 cent coupons (doubled)
Total = 3 FREE

GRAND TOTAL = .16 cents! ALL TAX!
Saved = $9.01!


November 17, 2014

Walmart:

Bananas- $1.41
- .25 cents checkout 51 deposit
Total = $1.16

Glade Candle- $2.98
Glade Wax Melts- $2.98
- used $2/2 coupon
- $3 Ibotta deposit
Total = .96 cents for 2, .48 cents each
Why am I sooo addicted to candles and wax melts?! 

Birdseye Recipe Ready- $1.00
- used $1 peelie
Total = FREE!

GRAND TOTAL = $2.54 (.42 cents was tax)

*Savings Catcher is currently looking for lower price matches & my total may change if a better sale is found. 


November 16, 2014

I was accompanied on today's trip to Harris Teeter by my sister and my mom!

Here's my break down:

2 Purex Laundry Detergents- $9.99 each (on sale BOGO Free)
- used $2/2 coupon
Total = $7.99 for 2, $3.99 each!
(I was so happy to come across this deal! It's my favorite brand & It's always a challenge to come across this size jug for less than $5!)

6 Boxes Lipton Tea Bags- $1.50 each ($9 total)
- used three $3/2 coupons
Total = 6 FREE!

2 Bags Cooked Perfect Meatballs- $2.47 each ($4.94 total)
- used two $1 coupons
Total = $2.94 for 2, $1.47 each.
(These are SO delicious!)

LA Looks Gel- $1.50
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE!

Hidden Valley Ranch Dip- $1.50
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE!

Hidden Valley Guacamole Dip- $1.50 (clearance for .83 cents)
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE!

Gallon Milk- $3.99
- .25 cent Ibotta deposit
Total = $3.74

Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter- $3.00
- used .55 cent peelie (doubled)
Total = $1.90

Tax= $1.17
GRAND TOTAL= $17.74


November 14, 2014

Stop one: Walmart

York Peppermint Patty- .74 cents
- Saving Star Friday Freebie
Total = FREE
* Savings Catcher found a better sale and gave me .05 cents back, making this item a .05 cent MONEY MAKER!

Birdseye Recipe Ready- $1.00
- used .75 cent coupon
- .75 cent saving star deposit
Total = .50 cent MONEY MAKER!

Glade Wax Melts- $2.98
Glade Candle- $2.98
- used $2/2 coupon
- $1 checkout 51 deposit
- .50 cent checkout 51 deposit
- $3 ibotta deposit
Total = .54 cent MONEY MAKER!

Paid $5.44 in the store (.49 cents was tax)
After deposits.. GRAND TOTAL =  .60 cent MONEY MAKER!
Free items make me happy! Making money and free items makes me even more happy! (:




Stop two (and three because of items being out of stock): Harris Teeter

Tetley Tea Bags- $2.59 (on sale BOGO free. $1.29 each)
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE

Tide Pods- $5.99 (on sale $4.99)
- used $2 coupon
- $2 zvr
Total = .99 cents

2 Rice Works Sea Salt Chips- $2.99 each (on sale BOGO free)
- used two $1 coupons
Total = .99 cents for 2, .49 cents each

6 HT 18 Count Eggs- $2.39 each (on sale $1.77 each)
Total = $10.62 for 6

York Peppermint Patty- $1.00 (on sale .75 cents)
- Saving star freebie
Total = FREE

2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls- $2.79 each (on sale $2 each)
- used two .50 cent coupons (doubled)
- .40 cent zvr
- .40 cent saving star deposit
2 Pillsbury Deluxe Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies- $3.19 each (on sale 2/$5)
- used $1 coupon
- $1 zvr
- $1 saving star deposit
- $2 promo when you buy 4 items
Total = $1.20 for 4 items, .30 cents each
(My printer had a jam while printing one of my $1 coupons for the cookies. �� if I had used that coupon it would of only been .20 cents for all 4 items.)

5 HT Shredded Cheese- $3.25 each (on sale Buy 2, Get 3 Free)
Total = $6.50 for 5, $1.30 each

2 International Delight Coffee Creamers- $2.39 each (on sale $3/5)
- used two .55 cent coupons (doubled)
Total = $1.14 for 2, .57 cents each

2 Betty Crocker Cake Mixes- $1.59 each (on sale 10/$10)
- used .75/2 coupon (doubled)
- .75/2 zvr
Total = .25 cent MONEY MAKER!

Febreze Air Effects- $3.39 (on sale $2.99)
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
- $1 zvr
Total = .49 cents

2 Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa- $2.15 each (on sale 4/$5)
- used two .40 cent coupons (doubled)
Total = .90 cents for 2, .45 cents each

Mario Olives- $1.59 (on sale BOGO free)
- used .30 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = .19 cents

Meta Fiber Health Bar- $1.99
- used $1 coupon
- $1 zvr
Total = .01 cent MONEY MAKER!

LA Looks Gel- $2.99 (on sale $1.50)
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
Total = FREE

Super Pretzel Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels- $3.69 (on sale 2/$4)
- used .75 cent coupon (doubled)
- .75 cent checkout 51 deposit
Total = .25 cent MONEY MAKER!

4 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls- $2.85 each (on sale 2/$3)
- used two .75/2 coupons (doubled)
- $2 promo
- $3 zvr
- .40 cent zvr 
Total = .40 cent MONEY MAKER!


Tax= $1.48 cents
Total paid in store = $26.49
GRAND TOTAL after deposits = $23.59
Total Saved = $82.86
So happy with this large haul too because $17 of it was eggs and cheese! You can say were stocked now!