MeLL's Couponing Adventures
Target Glade candles

40 candles… Paid $15.68 out of pocket (tax included) and still have a $5 Target gift card left over [each candle roughly: $0.26 each]

Original price: $2.50 each x 40 = $100

How to:

Target has an awesome deal that’s been going on for the past month that’ll run until 12/22. 

Buy any 5 Glade products from their holiday collection and receive a $5 Target Gift Card. 

You can mix and match any of their holiday products - I find that the candles are awesome to have around the house and can be given away - a nice way to bring the smell of “Christmas” to others :)

5 Glade holiday candles 4oz. $2.50 each

Used (2) $1/2 Glade Holiday Items Target Printable  

Used (2) $2.00/2 – Glade Jar Candles, 4 oz – ( they also have $2/2 any Glade products (excluding room spray and air freshener) and other $1.50/2 coupons to print 

Gotta love the perks of having many laptops and computers to print from and an awesome laser printer :) 

You can do these in several transactions or in a few large ones. If you want to spend less out of pocket just cycle the gift cards.

Sugar overload Saturday shopping 12/8/12

Talk about sugar overload on chocolate and soda!!! 

Paid $1.08 out of pocket for everything below (tax plus CRV). Was also given back $5 in Extra Care Bucks for beauty rewards. 

-8 bags of chocolate (Hershey’s Nuggets, Reeses, Hershey’s kisses)

-5 2-liters of soda 

-2 12pk of soda 

Transaction #1: Chocolates: Paid $0.02 

Transaction #2: 2- 12pk of soda: Paid $0.65 

Transaction #3: 5- 2 liters of soda: Paid $0.41 

Moneymaking shopping

Paid $2.36 out of pocket and received $16.97 back in Extra Care bucks.  

It’s been a while since I’ve done any couponing… was headed to CVS to pick up a prescription and thought I’d take advantage of the awesome deals/freebies. The best part: buying items that are on sale, spit out “money” and using coupons.

The receipt that spit out with extra care bucks was taller than me! 

-4 bottles of Listerine mouthwash

-1 bottle of Powerade

-2 rolls of Charmin toilet paper

-2 bottles of LA Looks hair gel

-1 10ct of Advil (perfect to keep in my purse!)  


It’s been a while… [kitty not included]

It’s been a while since I’ve last done any couponing.

For everything (kitty not included):

(2) Tide detergents

(2) Cascade completes

(3) Colgate Optic White toothpastes

(4) Dawns

(1) Bounce dryer sheets

(4) bags of candy - trying to have candy for Halloween but don’t think it’ll last! :P

Paid $16.19 out of pocket and received back $15.00 in Extra Care Bucks to use for next time! 

Coupons = $money$

Paid $12.30 out of pocket for $86.32 worth of products. 

Those $2 off, $3 off coupons are money to me. This trip, I used a total of $66 in coupons. Coupons are pieces of paper that can pay for things :) 

(7) Herbal Essence shampoo/conditioners

(6) Dove shampoo/conditioners 

(2) Aussie hairsprays

(1) Aussie hair gel

(4) 10pks of shavers

(3) 6ct Reeses Fastbreak snack sizes

(3) 12pk coke zero

(4) Dial complete handsoap

(1) Clairol Root touch up

(1) LA Looks hairgel

After 3 transactions, using $66 worth of coupons, and paying with 3 free $5 CVS gift cards from Viggle (remember to use viggle; see below- the free app to earn rewards for watching TV!), I saved 85%!!!


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95% Savings! Paid $1.43 out of pocket

$32.52 worth of products, paid only $1.43 out of pocket! (95% savings!!!) Also received $5 Extra Care Bucks back for next time!

So after this purchase, the checker said something along the lines of… You just robbed the store, doesn’t it feel good?!?!?! She kept telling me how good of a job that was and that she was impressed! That totally made my day! Plus it’s always good trying new products like these facial wash cloths! :D

3 Olay Body Washes ($5.99 each)

3 Daily facial cloths ($3.74 each)

4 Twix($1.19 each)

My cat loves being in pictures

Camille is so proud of her mommy! :D

She always wants to be in pictures, LOL

Paid $4.55 out of pocket and received $4 back in Extra Care Bucks.

3 Nivea Body Washes

3 Dawn dish soaps

2 Suave deodorants

6 Suave Body Washes

$27.47 worth of products

73% savings… weekend shopping at Target & CVS

Paid $21.83 out of pocket for $80.49 worth of products and received $10 in Extra Care Bucks back ($1.40 out of the $21.83 paid was for CRV-bottle deposit) 

Thanks CVS and Target :D 

4- Advil (24ct) $2.99 each

4- Crest toothpaste $2.99 each

4- AMP & Starbucks refreshers $1.50 each

2- Scott Paper towels (6 pk) $5.99 each

1- Stayfree pads (14 ct) $2.00 each

1- Nestle bottled water (24 ct) $2.22 each

2- Glade Expressions Fragrance mist starter kit- $2.99 each

2- Glade Expressions Fragrance refill- $1.99 each

1- Glade oil warmer plug in- $1.54 each

1- Comet- $1.04 each

1- Glade Expressions oil diffuser- $4.99 each

2- Glade plug in scented oil (1 pk) $2.99 each

1- Glade plug in scented oil (2 pk) $4.48 each

2- Goody ouchless hair ties $3.19 each

what to do… what to do…

Couponing makes me sleepy. Camille agrees ;) 

Oh the joys of couponing! LOL 

$2.24- quick stop shopping before camping

Paid $2.24 out of pocket, received $1 Extra Care Buck back 

4 packs of 12 pk cokes

5 powerades/vitamin waters

6 candy bars

1 huggies travel baby wipes