I know it'll get easier with time, and I can already tell I'm catching on after just my second try.
Here's the money shot for the week...
A quick recap of my receipts shows that my total before coupons, sale prices, and ECB's was $105 for all of the products in the picture above.
After coupons, sales, and ECB's it seems that I spent $25, with $12 in ECB's to rollover on my trip next week. Not bad at all. I look at that as though I spent $13 on all of the products in the picture above since the $12 is really equal to free.
Here is a rundown of most of the deals I used.
Colgate Toothpaste, BOGO (2.99 each)
$0.75/1 Toothpaste (SS #2 1/4/09 - used 2)
Revlon Nail Polish B1G1Free (4.39 each)
Use 2 coupons (SS 1/11/09 - $1/1, $2/1)
Glade Air Fresheners 9 oz. 99¢
Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner 2/$5
$4 TOTAL - not the best deal, but we were out of cleaner
Cheez-It Twin pk 20 oz total $6 get $3 ECB
Cheerios Cereal Twin pk 24.5-28 oz $7.99 get $4 ECB
Febreeze Apple Spice & Delight and Vanilla & Refresh Candles.
They should be ringing up for .79, instead of the displayed $7.99!
Check the air freshener aisle, but they are technically 90% off Christmas Stock!
Nasogel $7.99 get back $7.99 ECB
Use $2/1 printable
Final Price after Extra Bucks & Coupon: FREE + $2 profit
CVS Eye Makeup Remover $4.49
Used $3.00 off any CVS product coupon
CVS Body Wash $2.99
Used $3.00 off and CVS product coupon
CVS Water $3.97, earn $2.00 ECB
$1.00 CVS water coupon
Gold Emblem Smarties $0.99 each
Used $1/2 Gold Emblem Candies
Preparation H Wipes $4.19 earn $1.00 ECB
$2/1 printable coupon