Check Email for a $3 CVS ExtraBucks Rewards This Week!


Make sure to check your email again this week for another FREE $3 ECB from CVS!  Many are reporting receiving it on 9/23/13.  It will expire 3 days from printing.

Here’s what I did with mine with the current milk ECB offer and the new Ibotta milk offer:

milk ECB at CVS

CVS Milk Deal (through 9/28/13):

Buy (2) Gallons of Milk  –  $2.99 each ($5.98 total)
Buy 1, Get Back $1 ECB (Limit 2)
Use $3 ECB from email
Redeem $0.75/1 gallon Ibotta offer
Final Price:  $0.23 for 2 gallons of milk after ECB and Ibotta!!

Check out the rest of the weekly deals this week at CVS here!  There are quite a few great deals to be had with this new FREE $3 ECB!

Deals in the Mitten Tip:  Milk freezes really well!  I just pour a bit off the top before freezing due to expansion and defrost in the fridge…shake well once defrosted and you’re good to go!


My Meijer Shopping: Saved 53% – Spent under $100 on a Stock Up Trip

I had barely shopped since a few weeks before our vacation, so I got around to planning a large Meijer trip the other night. It’s been a long time since I’ve done a large trip and were very low on grab and go stuff. Our freezer and pantry are still decently stocked and I had a large budget to work with from not spending much over the last month. Here’s what I did:

Transaction #1

(2) Milk-Bone Trail Mix @ $3.19
(4) Dole Fruit Cups @ $2.00
(15) Chef Boyardee Cans @ $1.00
(3) Chef Boyardee Micro Cups @ $1.00
(2) Wolf Chili @ $1.00
(2) Louis Kemp Crab Delights @ $1.00

(2) -$1.00 Free Items from 10/10/11th
(3) -$1.00 Free Chef Boyardee Mirco Can wyb 5 CBaD Cans tearpad coupon found in store
(2) -$0.50/1 Dole Bowls printable
(1) -$1.00/2 Wolf Chili Target Store printable
(2) -$1.00/1 Milk-Bone Trail Mix printable
(1) -$1.00/2 Dole Bowls printable
2) -$1.00/4 Chef Boyardee Target Store printable

Paid: $23.79
Received: $0.75 OYNSO from Dole Bowls, $5.00 OYNSO from Chef Boyardee, $1.00 OYNSO from Milk-Bone

Transaction #2

(2) Dole Fruit Crisps @ $2.00
(2) Dole Parfaits @ $2.00

(1) -$1.00/2 Dole Parfait printable
(2) -$0.75/1 Dole Crisps printable

Paid: $5.50
Received: $0.75 OYNSO from Dole Bowls

Transaction #3

(3) Lender Bagels @ $1.59
(2) Meijer White Bread @ $0.99 (on 10/10/11th, but rang $0.99 and still qualified)
(2) Jose Ole @ $2.49
(5) Innovasian Frozen Entree @ $2.99
(2) Gorton’s Fish Sticks @ $3.49
(1) Kraft Cream Cheese @ $2.00
(2) Meijer Chicken @ $2.49 (BOGO @ $4.99)
(4) Minute Maid Cartson @ $1.25
(4) Coffee-Mate Creamer 16oz @ $1.67
(2) Hormel Compleats @ $2.00
(1) Land O Frost Lunchmeat @ $3.50
(4) Greenhouse Cucumbers @ $1.00
(2) Avocados @ $1.00
(5) Lean Cuisine @ $2.50 (4 were Salad Additions)
(2) Wolf Chili @ $1.00
(2) Sour Cream 16oz @ $1.00
(4) John Morrell Smoked Sausage @ $1.00
(2) Aunt Millie’s English Muffins @ $1.00
(2) Louis Kemp Crab Delights @ $1.00
(2) Grape Tomatoes Pint @ $1.00

(1) -$1.00 off 2 Gorton’s Instantly
(1) -$1.00 Free Items from 10/10/11th
(1) -$0.99 Free Bread from 10/10/11th
(1) -$2.50 Lean Cuisine Instant Savings
(1) -$5.00 OYNSO from Transaction #1
(2) -$0.75 OYNSO from Transactions #1 & #2
(1) -$1.00 OYNSO from Transaction #1
(2) -$1.00/1 Hormel Compleats printable
(2) -$1.00/2 Coffee-Mate Target Store printable
(1) -$1.10/2 Coffee-Mate (excludes Bliss) coupon (from 1-27 RP)
(1) -$1.00/1 Jose Ole printable
(1) -$0.55/1 Land O Frost coupon (from 1-27 RP)
(2) -$1.00/2 Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Target Store printable
(2) -$0.75/1 Lean Cuisine Salad Additions printable
(1) -$1.00/2 Lean Cuisine Salad Additions printable
(1) -$1.00/2 Wolf Chili Target Store printable

Paid: $66.18

Total Paid: $95.44
Total Saved: $108.53
Percent Saved: 53%

What I could have improved: I printed and forgot my four $1.50/1 Innovasian printable coupons, I plan to get back to the store to have them adjust it, but I haven’t yet. I didn’t have the Wolf Chili and Chef Boyardee insert coupons.

How have you done at Meijer this week?


My Meijer Trip: Saved 77%

I finally got around to making my Meijer run today. I bought milk at Aldi earlier this week and have purchased almost nothing else for two weeks as we use up some stockpile and prepare for vacation soon :)

I had a mini freak out moment when the signs were not on the shelf for the Unadvertised Slim Fast sale I found earlier this week, but a quick price check confirmed they were still over half off. And I was glad I checked my mPerks in store because the $2.00/2 bars mPerk was gone, but thankfully there was a $2.00 off bars when you buy shakes one in it’s place and it was easy to work a great deal.

The sales are over for many of these items, but if you want the latest deal (including the continuation of the Cascadian Farms deal, see the Meijer deals for 2/3-2/9/13)

Transaction #1 – with my mPerks:

(2) Cascadian Farms Granola (on price drop @ $2.50)
(5) Suave Professional w/Morracan Oil (@ $3.09)
(2) Slim Fast Bars (@ $2.50)
(2) Slim Fast Shakes 4pk (@ $2.50)

-$5.00 instantly for buying $15 in Suave
-(5) $2.00/1 Suave Morracan Oil Peelies on bottles
-(2) $0.75/1 Cascadian Farms printable
-(1) $1.00/2 Cascadian Farms Granola mPerk
-(2) $1.00/1 Slim Fast printable
-(1) $2.00 off Slim Fast bars when you buy shakes mPerk

Total paid: $8.95
Saved: $34.30
% Saved: 79%

Transaction #2 – with my hubby’s mPerks:

(1) Slim Fast Bars (@ $2.50)
(1) Slim Fast Shakes 4pk (@ $2.50)

-(1) $2.00 off Slim Fast bars when you buy shakes mPerk

Total paid: $3.00
Saved: $7.31
% Saved: 71%

Transaction #3 – with my friend’s mPerks:

(1) Slim Fast Bars (@ $2.50)
(1) Slim Fast Shakes 4pk (@ $2.50)

-(1) $2.00 off Slim Fast bars when you buy shakes mPerk

Total paid: $3.00
Saved: $7.31
% Saved: 71%


Total paid: $14.95
Saved: $48.92
% Saved: 77%

How did you do at Meijer this week?


My ibotta Stats: 3 Weeks, $37.50 in Rewards, Cashed Out & Rolling

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If I haven’t said it enough just yet, let me say it again. NEW FAVORITE.

ibotta is an app for smart devices that allows you to do what are basically rebates in a matter of hours instead of 8-10 weeks. See how ibotta works.

It’s very simple to use. Sign up and install the app to your compatible device. Reports from readers say Android and iPhones, but also many tablets and iPads that have the same operating systems! Check your app store to see if it’s compatible.

Plus, with the low minimum cash out of $5.00 and the fact that it’s instant to Paypal, I’ve been rolling my ibotta rewards as fast as I earn them.

I made my first big ibotta trip to Meijer one day and was back the next day using the $9.00 I cashed out to buy more ibotta items on sale with coupons and cashed out again. And I’m sure you know what happened next. I went back the next day and did the same thing.

I have put out a total of $34.75 out of pocket total after using my rewards to pay for my purchases and earned a total off $37.50 after all the rolling.

Sign up for ibotta now!

Because of the sales last week we are stocked up on Eggos, Dove and Speed Stick for a while! There are lots of ibotta offers in the Meijer Deals this week and be sure to see the Walmart ibotta Matchup if you are heading that way… there’s a FREEBIE!

How have you done with ibotta?


My Meijer & ibotta Trip: $20.69 Retail, Paid $14.83, Got $9.00 Rewards w/in an Hour

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That’s just part of what I picked up. I’ve detailed for you below what I got and what I paid:
(See How ibotta Works.)

1 Speed Stick Men’s 2.7oz+ on sale for $2.00
1 Speed Stick Women’s 2.3oz on sale for $2.00
1 Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner for $3.49
1 Dove Style+Care Hairspray for $4.09
1 Eggo Homestyle Waffles on sale for $2.00
1 Eggo French Toaster Sticks on sale for $2.00
1 Capri Sun 10ct for $2.18

-$2.00 off instantly for purchasing 2 Dove products
-$1.50/2 Dove printable

$14.83 after $0.57 sales tax

Redeemed for these ibotta rewards:
$1.25 Speed Stick Men’s 2.7oz+
$1.25 Speed Stick Women’s 2.3oz+
$1.75 Dove Daily Moisture
$1.75 Dove Style+Care
$1.00 Eggo Homestyle
$1.00 Eggo French Toaster Sticks
$1.00 Capri Sun

I submitted for the ibotta reward in my car before leaving the parking lot. I had an email in about 20 minutes letting me know my rewards were approved and the money showed up in my ibotta account in just under an hour to cash out $9.00 to Paypal!

I spent $14.83 at the store and already have my $9.00 back!

Plus, after you redeem rewards in your ibotta account, they give you replacement offers quickly. I already have two more $1.25 Speed Stick offers in my account as well as a new $1.50 Dove offer and a $1.75 Dove offer. I have a $1.00 Capri Sun Super V offer, $1.00 Eggo Buttermilk and $1.00 Eggo Wafflers offer as well!

I’m heading back to grab more of the Speed Stick and Eggo products tonight. I’ll report what offers take their place.

How are you doing with ibotta?