Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
(1) CVS Tampons (10 ct) $1.89 + get $1.89 in ECB
-$1.00 ECB from previous CVS trip
=$0.95 OOP (including tax)
(1) 4 oz. Colgate Advanced toothpaste $2.88 + get $2.00 in ECB
-$1.00 Manufactures Coupon
-$1.89 ECB from Transaction 1
=$0.07 OOP paid tax ONLY
(2) CVS Compostion Books (100 sheets) $0.99 x2= $1.98 + get 99 cents in ECB for each!
-$2.oo ECB from transaction 2
=$0.12 OOP paid tax ONLY
(3) Kashi food products 3/$10.00 + get $5.00 in ECB
-$1.50 (x3) manufactures coupons
(1) CVS cough drops (10ct) $0.50
-$1.98 ECB from Transaction 3
-$4.00 ECB from a previous CVS trip
=$0.08 OOP paid Tax ONLY
(1) Twix Candy Bar $0.67 (used FREE coupon)
(1) Snack Pack Snickers bars $1.00
(1) Hawaiin Punch Singles 8 ct $0.49
(2) Aussie Hair Care Products (Shampoo + Conditioner $2.99 each + get $1.00 ECB
-$2.00 Manufacturers coupon
-$5.00 ECB from transaction 4
=$0.35 OOP (inlcuding tax)
(1) 12pk Lipton Iced Tea 16.9oz bottles $5.99 + Get $1.00 ECB
-$1.00 ECB from Transaction 5
-$5.00 ECB from previous CVS trip
=$0.42 OOP (including tax)
So I saved $29.41 OR about 94%
And, I still have $1.00 ECB to save for next week!
If you didn't win this time, don't worry! I have plenty more coming!
Also, there is still time to enter Giveaway #1 HERE!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
- Cheerios: $0.55 off (1) box (on sale for $2.22 before coupon) Doubled*
- Eddys Ice Cream: $0.75 off (1) half gallon (on sale for $2.50 before coupon)
- BC Suddenly Salad: $1.00 of (2) boxes (on sale for 2/$3 before coupon)
- E.L. Fudge cookies: $1.00 of (2) packages (on sale for $2.99 ea. before coupon)
Where do you find these promotional coupon codes you ask?
Give CouponChief.com a try!
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CouponChief has a Pays-2-Share program. Once you sign up for Pays-2-Share, you can upload coupons and make money when someone uses your code! CouponChief will give you 2% of those sales via check or Paypal, you decide!
Still not sure how it works? CouponChief has a Video Tutorial that will teach you everything you need to know!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thank you so much!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I am a huge fan of the Plum Island Soap Company!
Plum Island Soap Co. has quite the selection of all natural body butters, hand butter, lip balm, baby products, body oils, shower gels, soaps, and more!
Here is a little snippet about Plum Island (as directly quoted) from the Plum Island Soap Company's Website:
"The Plum Island Soap Co. offers a full line of naturally scented soaps and more than 20 different skin care products for bath, beauty & baby. It's products are made from only vegetable-based ingredients, herbs, pure essential oils & minerals."
For (1) of my lucky readers I have for you:
- (1) bottle of Plum Island Soap Co. Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel (ARV $11.00)
- (1) jar of Plum Island Soap Co. Pink Grapefruit Body Butter (ARV $17.00)
- Follow Ashley's Allowance Blog
- Follow AshsAllowance on Twitter
- Tweet about this giveaway (This may be done once a day for additional entries. please leave a comment for each and please include the link for it to count)
- Fan Ashleys Allowance on Facebook
- Blog about this giveaway (please leave the link in your comment)
- Grab the Ashley's Allowance button
- Enter one of my other giveaways (please include giveaway name in comment)
Please Note: This giveaway is not being hosted by Plum Island Soap Co. This giveaway is brought to you by my own pocket. I love their products & wanted to share them with you!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
If you (or someone you know) is interested in appearing on Feature Friday, please let me know!
"I like the Japanese Tea Garden!"
And a special thanks to PhotoAmato for offering my readers a chance at this giveaway!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
- (2) $0.50 off 1 Nature Valley Dark Chocolate & Nut granola bars
- (2) $0.40 off 1 box Nature Valley Any Variety granola bars
- $1.00 off 1 bag New England Coffee
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
- This is for a coupon for a FREE Venom Energy Drink
- Here is a link to receive coupons for your next purchase of Minute Maid Frozen Novelties
Monday, July 13, 2009
The giveaway sponsored by PhotoAmato will be coming to a close THIS Friday, July 17th.
Also, the giveaway hosted by SashaSews ends on next Friday, July 24th.
And finally, my own Giveaway #1 wraps up on the following Friday, July 31st! (Be sure to look throughout my blog, I have offered extra entries through other posts as well!)
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
But today I am here and I have for you a FREE sample of Viva Paper Towels.
Friday, July 10, 2009
SashaSews shop currently has many beautifully creative aprons, bags, purses, coffee cozies, and business card pouches.
I personally find SashaSews products to be of high quality and to be priced very reasonably.
- Sasha is a WAHM who has 2 sweet children, one is 2 years old and the other is 3 months old.
- Sasha admits to having a fabric addiction and loves to mix and match colors, patterns, and textures, etc.
Here are just a few of the photos of some of SashaSews work:
Finally, if anyone purchases from SashaSews store, having come through from Ashley's Allowance blog, Sasha will offer a 10% discount on purchase prices (excluding shipping). This offer will be open for 2 weeks from the date of this post, and you will have to mention Ashley's Allowance in the notes to seller - Sasha will then refund 10% of your purchase, through Paypal!
Mandatory to enter:(1 entry)
- Go to SashaSews Etsy Shop and leave a comment here (on my blog) stating your favorite item at her shop!
- Follow Ashley's Allowance blog and comment saying you do so (1 entry)
- Follow Sasha's Blog and comment here saying you do so (3 entries)
- Fan SashaSews on Facebook and comment saying you do so (1 entry)
- Follow SashaSews on Twitter and comment saying you do so (1 entry)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Today while on my lunch break I scooted over to CVS to partake in a few sales I had my eye on:
Lays Potato Chips BOGO - 1$ off 2 coupon= $2.99
Total BEFORE sales, coupons, or ECBs: $13.96
My Total (after coupons and sales) : $4.99
ECB: - $2.00
Total OOP: $2.99
Total Savings (with ECB included): $10.97 or 78% (I think?)
This afternoon we went grocery shopping at Stop & Shop when I got home from work. (We typically go food shopping on Wednesdays... so you will probably be reading about my food savings most Wednesdays.)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
You will see my "Follow Me on Twitter" button/link on the right sidebar underneath my trusty followers and my "Grab My Button".
Okay...So how about this...follow me on Twitter, and I will give you an extra entry in Giveaway #1! (Just make sure you come back to this post and leave a comment saying you did so!)
Again, just click on the "Follow Me on Twitter" button on the right sidebar of my blog!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Nicole is always hosting fantastic giveaways at her blog, so definitely check it out!
If you haven't already, enter Giveaway #1 HERE!
Also, enter PhotoAmato's Giveaway HERE!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
A few days ago I did pick up a copy of All You magazine. I remember reading about it in a blog, but in this month's issue, they introduced a grocery challenge. The challenge is to spend $25.00 per person a week, for example a family of 4 would have a $100 weekly grocery budget. Only food items are included in the $25 budget (therefore it is okay if you spend more due to toiletries and household products). You can sign up until July 12 and the challenge starts on July 13, lasting 4 weeks! I am excited about it! My boyfriend and I would then have a weekly budget of $50 for food shopping which I think is doable as our last grocery bill was $77 and that included household products (paper towel, deodorant, and toilet paper). For us, I think it is totally possible and I am interested in how I will make out! If you are interested you can sign up at All You online. You could win a $1000 grocery card and a year's supply of Knorr side dishes!
If you haven't already, enter my Giveaway #1 HERE.
Also, enter PhotoAmato's giveaway HERE.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Photographer and fellow Etsy shop owner PhotoAmato is celebrating her first year on Etsy. Lisa is the owner of PhotoAmato and shares this about herself;
Living in the Bay Area, I am witness to this area's ability to traverse both the minute wonder of a ladybug resting on a sunflower petal to the overwhelming expanse of a Pacific sunset. Everywhere I go, an opportunity to capture a truly breathtaking moment presents itself; whether it be the rugged peaks of the Sierras, the almost surreal Northern California shore, or the opulent colors of the wine country.
It was the limitless beauty of the natural world that first inspired me to pick up a camera and, thus, began what came to be not just a casual hobby, but a passion for capturing the world around me through my camera's lens.
I am privileged to share my view of the world through my images. From abstract & architectural to vast landscapes & intricate close-ups, my hope is to inspire everyone who views my work to look for beauty in everything that surrounds us.
I am a self-taught photographer who has learned through trial and error, taking untold numbers of shots to find that one that is just right.”
Lisa’s favorite quote is; "A photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art." (Ambrose Bierce)
Besides a vast variety of art photography, Lisa also creates glass tile pendants and note cards with her photographs.
Here is a small selection of what she has in her Etsy shop:
I find that PhotoAmatos shop has a great variety to chose from and everything is very reasonably priced! I highly recommend you go take a look around at her STORE!
GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Lisa at PhotoAmato has kindly offered a 5 x 7 print ($10 value) of 1 (very lucky) winner's choice! This giveaway will conclude on Friday July 17th, 2009 at 11:59 EST and a winner will be announced sometime on Saturday July 18th, 2009. To enter the rules are as follows:
- Visit PhotoAmato's Shop and leave me a comment on this post specifying what print you would chose if you were the winner. (This is required to enter and must be done before submitting further entries).
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link in a separate comment on this post.
- Follow my blog. Leave me a comment letting me know you do so.
Please sign each comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Hands-on time: 10 min
Total time: 10 min
In a large pitcher combine:
- 1 bottle medium bodied red wine (Rioja)
- 3 cups aplle juice
- 2 thinly sliced oranges
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
If you are not yet an A-List member, what are you waiting for?! It is free and makes you eligible for special savings and of course a FREE monthly gift, every month throughout the year! Stop at a nearby Aerie store to sign up!
If you haven't already, sign up for Giveaway #1 HERE!
If you have a cost effective recipe you would like to share, please leave it in the comments on Tasty Tuesdays!
If you haven't already, enter Giveaway #1 HERE!
Along with our receipt came a $2.00 off any ONE Morningstar Farms Burgers!
- Our total price before savings $115.74
- Our total savings: $39.28
- Tax paid: $0.92
- Our total AFTER savings (and tax): $77.38.
Which is not so hot, but definitely better than nothing.
What is the most you have saved on a weekly grocery shop?