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Thursday, September 22, 2011

DIY Fan Blades

I ran into this DIY Chevron Pattern Ceiling Fan Blades while snooping around online and I'm amazed!  Such a simple project but it adds soo much life to a room!  I know what I'm doing this weekend :-)

Urban Decay Make-Up sale + FREE SHIPPING!

Urban Decay is by far one of my most favorite make-up companies! They have highly pigmented eyeshadows that actually stay on after a night out downtown AND they do NOT do animal testing which is a big thing I look for in make-up companies.

They're having this HUGE sale right now online and I got a bunch of stuff for about $24 (including tax)! They have eyshadows for $1!! and tinted moisturizers for only $6!!


Today's a happy day :-)

Here's what I got:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

9/15 WAGS, CVS, Target, Publix Shopping

Yesterday was a big shopping day.  It took me a while to get back to WAGS and CVS for shopping since my ECB and RR rewards expired while I was in China.  I was so bummed, I didn't want to go in those stores, but it was my own fault and from now on I'm planning on using the RR and ECBs right away if I can.  I also dropped by Publix and Target.
Anyways, here's what I got:

* I had the boyfriend do a transaction on his CVS card for the items that have a limit

(2) Brilliant PH Tampons $6.79 Get $6.79 ECB (limit 1)
- (2) $1/1 Brilliant MQ HERE (expires June 2012!)
FINAL PRICE: Paid $6.29 each (incl. tax) got back $6.79 ECB x 2

(4) Herbal Essences Shampoo/Cond.  $2.99 Get back $1 ECB (limit 3)
- $1/1 Herbal Essences/ Aussie MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 99 cents each

(2) Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths BOGO $2.99
- $2/2 MQ HERE
FINAL PRICE: 50 cents each

(3) Bengay $5.49 on sale
- (3) $5/1 Bengay MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 50 cents each

(1) St. Joseph's Aspirin $1.99 Get $1 ECB (limit 1)
- $1/1 MQ from newspaper

In the end, I paid $6.32 (incl. tax) for everything after ECBs! :-)


(4) Osteo Bi-O-Flex BOGO at $19.99
- (4) $7/1 MQ from newspaper
- (1) $5/1 Osteo-Bi Flex WAGS coupon (takes off $20, from September coupon booklet)

(1) Poise feminine pads $3.99
- (1) WAGS catalina coupon for FREE Poise product up to $6.99 (printed out last time when I bought wine at WAGS!)

(2) Crest Max $1.99 Get $1 RR
- (2) $1/1 Crest MQ from newspaper

(3) Colgate Travel Size toothpastes 99 cents
- (3) $2/1 Colgate Toothpaste MQ from newspaper

(2) Ricola on sale for $1.29 w/ in-ad coupon
- (1) $0.50/1 Ricola WAGS coupon (from september coupon booklet, takes off $1)
- (2) $0.60/1 Ricola MQ (printable no longer available)
FINAL PRICE: 19 cents each bag

(2) Bottles Argentinian Red Wine on sale 2 for $9.99
- Used overage to pay for portion of this

In the end, I paid $9.18 for everything and I still have $1 RR! So that nets it out to $8.18 for everything at WAGS :-)

* I had the boyfriend do a transaction and I asked the cashier if I could use multiple Target Coupons in one and he said it was fine.  Ask first!

(2) Opitic White Toothpaste $2.99 on sale
- (2) $1/1 Target Coupon online
- (2) $1.50/1 MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 49 cents each tube

(3) 3-subject notebooks Up & Up on clearance for 68 cents!!
FINAL PRICE: $2.04 for all 3!

(2) 5-subject notebooks Up & Up on clearance for 78 cents!!
FINAL PRICE: $1.56 for both!

(2)Purina Friskies Party Mix Cat Treats $1.14
- (1) BOGO Target coupon online
- (1) $1/2 Purina Cat Treats MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 14 cents for both bags

(4) Whiskas Lickin Cat Treats $0.99 on sale
- (4) $1/1 Target Coupon
- (2) $0.75/2 MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: FREE + overage!

In the end, I paid $6.16 for everything at Target! And since I don't have cats, the shelter will be getting some donations :-)


(1) Optic White Toothpaste $2.99 on sale
- (1) $1/1 Target Coupon online (My publix accepts Target as competitor)
- (1) $1.50/1 MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 49 cents 

(4) Pure Protein Bars $1.99
- (2) $2/2 MQ from newspaper
FINAL PRICE: 99 cents each

4.5 lbs Organic Peaches $1.99/lb on sale

1.3 lbs Plums $1.29/lb on sale

(5) Kashi Frozen Entrees on sale for $2.50
- (3) $1/1 MQ found on Target site
- (2) $0.75/1 found on
FINAL PRICE: 5 for $8

- (1) $5/$30 Purchase Winn Dixie Competitor Coupon

In the end, I paid $13.82 for everything at Publix! That includes some ORGANIC fruit too :-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

$10 for $20 at Whole Foods!

WOW! This is the absolute BEST time to start trying to buy some organic groceries.  Living Social is offering a $20 voucher to Whole Foods for only $10!  That's an automatic 50% off your bill!  Now stack some coupons with that to make it an awesome deal :-)

Go HERE for the deal!!  There's only 1 day left to buy and the limit of vouchers you can get is 1 per person

Monday, September 12, 2011

Awesome doggy picture

I saw this and I just cracked up....hopefully you think it's half as funny as I did...

Wellness Pet Food Coupons Exp 9/14!!

Wellness has 2 coupons out right now.
- $3/1 any dry pet food bag HERE
- $1/1 Wellness canned food HERE

They both expire September 14th!  That's on Wednesday!  Pet Supermarket has their Wellness Core recipe on sale right now.  Stack it with some store coupons to get a good deal.   Check out this deal:

Wellness Core 4lb bag $9.99 on SALE
- $2/$10 Pet Supermarket Coupon found in 9/11 newspaper
- $3/1 Wellness MQ found HERE
FINAL PRICE: $5 for the bag!

Make sure they scan the $2/$10 coupon first!!  If they give you issues, tell them that you will just go to Petsmart instead.  Petsmart accepts competitor's coupons AND most of them price match too! wahoo!

New Publix Pet Club Coupons!

Publix just sent me some new Pet Club coupons! Now we just need to wait for a good sale :-)
Go HERE to print them out.

Organic Obsession # 7- Quinoa

I'm Back!  Wow, that trip to China threw my whole life for a loop!  Not to mention that blogs are not allowed past the great firewall of China... no blogs, no gmail, no couponing while I was there!  I don't know how I made it through...

Anyways, work has been crazy but I'm back! and I want to finish this Organic Obsession series that I started and I have just the thing to kick it off again...

On my latest trip to Whole Foods, I decided to buy some organic Quinoa.  Whole Foods has a small section for nuts, grains, and seeds where you can buy by the pound and only take as much as you want, this is where I found the Quinoa.  I have eaten Quinoa before but only mixed in with rice and this time I wanted to try it by itself.  Quinoa is one of nature's very rare complete proteins.  What do I mean by a complete protein you may ask?  Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs.  This is great for people that are vegetarian or vegan and are worried about their protein intake.  You don't have to eat animal protein to get protein!  Quinoa is actually much easier for your body to break down and digest.  This means you body will be able to "suck" out more of the nutrition from Quinoa than it would from animal proteins like chicken breast or steak.  You don't get that "rock in my stomach" feeling if you eat a lot of quinoa like you do when you eat a fat steak AND you get just as much (if not, more!) protein from quinoa than you would have from that fat steak!

Quinoa before it's cooked

Although quinoa resembles rice, it is not really a carb but like I said already, it's more of a protein.  Protein helps rebuild your muscles after a long day at the gym lifting weights (tearing your muscles) and it's easier on your digestion system.  It does NOT need to be refrigerated and last a long time.  To check out more health benefits quinoa offers, go HERE.  It's also super duper easy to make!  Try this recipe out for a delicious quinoa side dish.

Deal Scenario:
Whole Foods- Buy it by the weight!  Buy about 1 cup for 3 people to try for dinner and see if you like it.  Amazon also offers great deals every now and then on organic quinoa shipped to your door! (I will post when they come around)

Replacement For:
White Rice and Brown Rice.  White rice may be delicious but it has little to no nutritional value.  Brown Rice is much better than white rice but then quinoa is much better than brown rice!  If you love rice, I would keep brown rice in your diet but skip the white!!  White rice is bleached and is more processed (also cheaper).  This makes it harder for your body to break down and in the end you don't get any nutrition from it.  Brown rice is less processed and has a more "grainy" taste.  You may need some time to get used to it, but I have found that I think it's tastier than white rice.  Quinoa definitely blows the 2 out of this world though.

Thursday, September 8, 2011