We have three things that we absolutely need to survive – food, clothing and shelter.  We know that shelter takes a big chunk out of our budget but we don’t really think about how food also depletes our weekly budget.  When I post deals, I come from a place where I used live paycheck-to-paycheck and I had to have a food budget, gasoline budget, etc. just to survive…and I know that there is someone out there that is reading my posts that is in the same boat trying to survive because you make too much money to get food stamps but you don’t make enough money to get ahead.

Ralphs has the Fishpeople Flash-Frozen Seafood Kits are on sale for $7.99 each and there’s a B1G1 FREE Fishpeople Flash-Frozen Seafood Kit digital coupon and you can get the Fishpeople seafood kits for absolutely FREE when you read my post and the comments.  I also picked up the FREE RXBAR Single at Ralphs and Kroger stores.

I had already picked up the Fig Newtons at Walmarts for the $0.75 CO51 rebates and so I picked up the Oreo cookies for the $0.75 Multipack CO51 rebates.  Rite Aid has the Nabisco single serve snacks are on sale for 2/$1.

Walgreens, I stopped by Walgreens for the BIC Silky Touch deal, however, the $3 digital coupon did come off but the $2 digital coupon did not come off on my receipt so it was still a Money Maker.

I went to Walmart to get the Nissan Cup Noodles Very Veggie as my son really likes the cup of noodles and after the Ibotta rebates, you get 5 cups for free + Money Maker.

I love the picture above because you can literally make a meal from the fish and cup of noodles and enjoy a snack.




My Trip to Walgreens

The Herbal Essences deal was super simple and stress free to do.  I loaded the digital coupon to my card, drove to Walgreens, I bought the products and I submitted my receipt to Ibotta for rebate redemption.  I love these simple deals.

The Ibotta rebate is NLA.


My Trip to Walgreens

I went into Walgreens to check out the 70% Chrismas Clearance and for the FREE Cheez-It’s Snap’d and the FREE after Register Rewards Black Forrest gummies.  I have two cards so I did the Cheez-its and the gummies deal twice.  I was lucky enough to find the Britney Spears fragrance set but it was only 50% off which cost $11.  I’m happy with my Walgreens trip!


My Quick Trips to CVS & Walgreens

I am so glad that I used a $3 Extra Bucks on the Fiji water deal since I looked over the CVS weekly ad for next week and for the first time, in the ten years that I have been shopping at CVS, they will not be offering the four day freebies starting the Sunday of Thanksgiving week.  It’s almost as if the three drugstores companies got together and decided against Black Friday deals.  Anyways, the bottled water was $1 each after Extra Bucks and rebates.

I did not see allot of the Kinder Joy eggs and maybe they had more in the back?  This super easy transaction that was free and money maker and a cute stock suffer.

What was very odd on Sunday is that both the Fiji water and the Kinder Joy eggs had blue UPC codes on the products and when I scanned products for the Checkout 51 nor Savingstar could read their UPC bar code.

I didn’t try scanning for Ibotta because by then I had gone to a UPC website and entered the product name “Fiji water 700ml” and bar code appears and I still needed to enlarge the page to get the UPC to scan.  Scanned beautifully for IB and CO51.

The Kinder Joy egg doesn’t have a full UPC number but the Walgreens receipt has the full UPC number which I entered into the UPC website and it came up immediately, I scanned for CO51 and S*, again no problem.

I am literally scanning the UPC code on the screen on the website.

I also use the UPC website when I want to see if a particular product is eligible for a rebate…this is of course for research purposes only.




My Quick Trips to Walgreens & CVS

For whatever reason, on Saturday, I had trouble getting to sleep so when I finally fell asleep, I didn’t wake up until almost 9 a.m.  I then tried figuring out a scenario for the Holiday Cash Card since I had a $8 off $60 CVS coupon but my coupon inserts from the Dollar Tree did not include the Smart Source…grrrrrrr.  My out of pocket would be too high for things I do not need so I end up getting the Thermacare heatwraps which was $7.29 so it ended up being a $2.71 Money Maker.

It was as if it was a full moon instead of a time change because the CVS that I visited, had a young male cashier who rang me up and he did not want to take my coupons and I forgot to look at his name tag so I could complain to management about him!  I had never seen him before so I assume he’s a new employee.  Of course, I snatched those coupons and my Extra Bucks out of his hands and told him to void my transaction, I went to another CVS had no problems with that store.

I then went to Walgreens for my cheap Dixie paper plates.  I want to say my out of pocket was like $0.29 (I don’t my receipt in hand and too lazy to go get it) after using the $1/2 Dixie products RMN 11/4 and $3 in points and I submitted my receipt for the $1 Savingstar rebate.  Walgreens has increased the price of the paper plates because they used to be $3.49 and now, the price is $3.99  but on BOGO FREE sale so they end up being $0.99 each.