Glade Expressions

I was lucky enough to be picked to try out and review new products from Glade through BzzAgent. They are from their Glade Expressions collection. They have refillable oil diffusers and a spray mist as well.

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Spray Mist

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and Spray Mist

I was able to find these at ShopRite for $5.99 for the Oil diffuser and $2.99 for the Mist starter kit. (I have coupons for both so please let me know if you would like some!!) Overall, it’s a very reasonable price for a great product. They are also available at Target and Walmart and many other grocery stores.

The new design of this collection is meant to make it more “house friendly” and encourage you to leave it out in the open. They are not your average looking air fresheners and they are designed to look more like decor pieces. I did display the oil diffuser in 2 different places in my home, but, the mist I still kept in the closet. It’s not that I don’t like the design but rather it may be out of habit or my compulsion to keep everything neat and tidy. My favorite part is I can display it on the table in the center of the room and let the smell radiate out rather than having to wait until the smell makes its way over from the outlet.

The scents are awesome. They come in several different flavors including Pineapple & Mangosteen, Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Lavender & Juniper Berry, and Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice. I tried The Pineapple & Mangosteen and the Lavender & Juniper Berry. Both scents are incredible. They are strong, but not overpowering. They made the entire house smell fresh and were true to their name scent. They also last a lot longer than many other products I have tried out.

People often comment that my house smells really good and I have to credit the Glade Expressions. I will definitely be keeping these around and using them in the future!!!

Live, Love, Laugh & Glade!!

Live, Love, Laugh & Glade!!

 

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Triple Coupons

Oh what a week!! This week (and next), our ShopRite is having a triple coupon event. What this means is that all coupons up to $0.99 will triple in value. (For example, a $0.75 coupon is worth $2.25 off.) What this also means is that it is pandemonium in the store. People who have never couponed before are even coming out and taking part of this joyous event. Shelves are looking pretty slim because a lot of products are at prices you just can’t pass up.

I ended up going to the store twice this week. I went on Monday and got half of what was on my list and then I went again today (because I know that a truck came in yesterday and workers were busy last night re-stocking the shelves!). I am very happy with haul and I look forward to next week and what it might bring. Here is what I got….

Triple coupons!!

Triple coupons!!

Trip #1

  • 2- Weight Watchers snack cakes @ $2.99 each = $5.98
  • 1- Bigelow Chamomile tea @ $2.99
  • 2- Campbell’s Skillet Sauces @ $2.59 each = $5.18
  • 1- College Inn Broth Carton @ $2.50
  • 4- Chef Boyardee Mac & Cheese @ $1 = $4
  • 6- Starkist Chunk Tuna Pouches @ $1.59 = $9.54
  • Windex Multi-Surface cleaner @ $2.49
  • Mr. Clean Cleaner with Gain @ $3.29
  • Birds Eye Chef’s Favorites @ $2.19
  • 8- Yoplait Greek Yogurt @ $1 = $8
  • 2- Colgate Optic whit toothpaste @ $2.50 = $5
  • 1- Softsoap Body Scrub $3.99
  • 2- Band-Aid bandages @ $2.59 = $3.98
  • 2- Colgate Toothpaste @ $1.50 = $3
  • 1- Crest Whitening Toothpaste $1.50
  • 1- Softsoap hand scrub $1.99
  • 1- Softsoap hand soap refill $2.99
  • 2- Johnson’s Baby wash @ $2.99 = $5.98
  • 1-Bisquick baking mix $2.49
  • 2- Truvia Sweetener @ $3.29 = $6.58
  • 2- Perdue Chicken Cutlets @ $3.33 = $6.66
  • 1- Viva Big roll towels $1.99
  • 2- Bounty Paper Towel rolls @ $1.49 = $2.98
  • 6 – Kleenex hand towels @ $2.59 = $15.54
  • 2- Hungry Jack Hashbrowns @ $1.79 = $3.58
  • 2 – Keebler Townhouse crackers @ $2.49 = $4.98
  • 1- Pepperidge Farms cracker chips $2.00
  • 1- Chicken of the sea pouch $1.49
  • 1- Heluva Good Oniion Dip $1.69
  • 1- Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik – $2.49
  • 1- Gallon milk $3.29
  • 1- ShopRite bread $1
  • Virginia Deli Ham $5.09
  • 1- Earthbound Farms baby Spinach $3.29
  • Bananas $1.49
  • 2- ShopRite Apple juice @ $1.49 = $2.98

Subtotal $152.64

Coupons used:

  • $5 catalina from previous trip
  • $10/$75 mailer from ShopRite
  • 2- $0.55 Weight Watchers snacks
  • 1- $0.55 Bigelow teas
  • 2- $0.75 Campbells skillet sauces
  • 1- $0.55 College inn broth
  • $0.50/4 Chef Boyardee
  • 3- $0.55/2 Starkist pouches
  • $0.55 Windex multi-surface
  • $0.50 Mr Clean cleaner
  • $0.50 Birds Eye chef’s favorites
  • 4- $0.50/2 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
  • 2- $0.75 Colgate Optic White toothpaste
  • $0.75 Softsoap bodywash
  • 2- $0.50 Band-aid bandages
  • $0.75 Crest toothpaste
  • $0.35 Softsoap handwash
  • $0.50 Softsoap handwash refilll
  • 2- $0.75 Johnson’s baby products
  • $0.60 Bisquick baking mix
  • 2- $0.85 Truvia sewwtener
  • 2- $0.75 Perdue breaded chicken
  • $0.60 Viva paper towels
  • 2- $0.25 Bounty paper towels
  • 6- $0.60 Kleenex hand towels
  • 2- $0.50 Hungry jack Hashbrowns
  • 2- $0.70 Keebler Townhouse crackers
  • $0.60 Pepperidge Farms cracker chips
  • $0.50 Chicken of the sea product
  • $0.50 Heluva good dip
  • $0.75 Scrubbing bubbles Fantastik
  • $0.50 (not doubled) E-coupon Bisquick
  • $0.50/2 (not doubled) E-coupon Yoplait Greek
  • $0.60 (not doubled) Kleenex Hand towels E-coupon
  • $1/2 SC Johnson E-coupon
  • $0.50/6 (not doubled) Starkist pouch E-coupon
  • $0.40 Canvas bag refund

Total Paid: $39.93

Shopping trip 1/25/13

Trip #2

  • 6- Pampers Wipes @ $1.99 = $11.94
  • 1- Huggies baby wipes – $1.99
  • 4- South Beach bars @ $2.99 = $11.96
  • 2 – Sunbelt Bars @ $2.69 = $5.38
  • 1- Crest toothpaste $1.50
  • 1- Good n’ Natural Bar $1
  • 2- DUncan Hines flavor creations packets @ $0.99 = $1.98
  • ShopRite cream cheese $1.24
  • Newmans Own Light Dressing $3.79
  • Pepperidge Farms Baked Cracker chips $2
  • 6 bagels $1.99
  • ShopRite Apple Juice $1.49
  • 2- Safest Choice organic eggs @ $2.99 = $5.98

Subtotal : $53.47

Coupons used:

  • 4- $0.50 Pampers wipes printables
  • 2- $0.50 Pampers wipes
  • $0.50 Huggies wipes
  • 4- $3 South beach bars
  • 2- $0.75 (not doubled) Sunbelt bars (i didn’t read fine print and these actually say Do not double on them)
  • $0.75 Crest Toothpaste
  • 1- FREE Good n’ Natural Bar
  • 2- $1 Duncan Hines Flavor packets
  • $0.75 Newman’s Own Light dressing
  • $0.60 Pepperidge farms baked cracker chips
  • 2- $0.75 Safest choice eggs
  • $0.75 (not doubled) Newman’s Own E-coupon
  • $0.15 Canvas bag refund

Total paid: $14.44

My Grand Total was $206.11 and I paid $54.37!!! Not too shabby!!!

What’s in my Cart?

Whew, CanCan sale is still going strong at ShopRite. I was able to fully stock my pantry so we are set for quite some time! Our freezer is the next thing that I need to replenish but 1st I need to figure out what to do with all the pies in there since I had forgotten to bring them with me to their Christmas destination!!

Here’s what I got: What's in My cart 1/8/13

  • 6- Healthy Choice soups @ $0.88 each = $5.28
  • 12 – Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup @ 4/$3 = $9
  • 2 – Cottenelle Wet Wipes @ 2.69 each = $5.38
  • Colgate Optic White Toothpaste $2.50
  • 4 – Dial Hand Soap Pumps @ $0.99 each = $3.96
  • 3- Quaker Mini Rice snacks – 3/$3
  • 2 – Campbells skillet sauces- 2/$4
  • 10- Progresso Light soups – 10/$9.88
  • 5- Coke Product 12 Packs – 5/$10
  • 2- Suave body soap @$1.37 each = $2.74
  • South Beach Bars – $1.67
  • ShopRite Shredded cheese – $1.99
  • Tyson grilled chicken $2.39
  • Farmland Deli Ham- $2.03
  • Hard Deli Salami – $2.59
  • ShopRite ground turkey – $3.21
  • Lindsay black olives – $1.49
  • 3 – Heinz homestyle Gravy @ $0.99 each = $2.97
  • 3 – Gillette Pro Series shaving cream @$1.29 each = $3.87
  • 1 Cucumber – $0.66
  • 1 Cabbage – $1.72
  • White Mushrooms – $1.99
  • 3 Green Peppers – $2.31
  • 2 Bic white out @ $0.99 each = $1.98
  • 3 – Minute Maid Juice boxes @ $2.50 each = $7.50
  • 2 – ShopRite beans @ $0.49 each = $0.98
  • 3 – 12 Double Roll Angel Soft Toilet Paper @ $4.88 each = $14.64
  • Egglands Best Eggs – $1.98

Total BEFORE price plus card = $158.25, total AFTER price plus card = $119.29

Coupons used: All coupons were doubled unless otherwise noted.

  • $0.35 (not doubled) Canvas bag refund
  • $0.75 (not doubled) Campbells skillet meals E-Coupon (ShopRite website)
  • $0.45 (not doubled) Angel Soft E-Coupon (ShopRite website)
  • 5 Free Coke Products (MyCokeRewards)
  • B1G1 Gillette shave cream
  • $1 Gillette Shave cream
  • $0.35 Egglands Best Eggs
  • 2- $0.50 Quaker Mini Rice Snacks
  • 2- $1/4 Progresso Soup coupons
  • 3- $1 Minute Maid juice
  • 2 – $0.75 Campbells Skillet Sauces
  • 4- $0.40/3 Campbells soup
  • $1 South Beach Bars
  • $0.75 Optic White Toothpaste
  • $2/4 Dial Hand soap
  • 2 – $1/3 Healthy Choice Soups
  • $1 Lindsay Olives
  • 2 – $2 Cottenelle wet wipes
  • 2- $0.45 Angel Soft Toilet paper
  • $1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper
  • $1 Tyson grilled chicken strips
  • 2- $0.50 Suave products
  • 2 – $1 Bic stationary
  • $1/3 Heinz gravy
  • $5 Catalina from last week

Total Paid $66.06

AND I got back a $5 catalina from buying the Angel Soft Toilet paper!!!

$5 Catalina

Mailbox Freebies

So, my mailbox is finally beginning to go back to the normal flow of freebies as it usually has. Although I loved the tidal wave of cards and Christmas greetings from all my friends and loved ones, I did miss my other goodies.

This week, was a good one! Here is what I got….

Mailbox Freebies

  • Cosmopolitian magazine
  • Lego Club Magazine
  • Gerber coupons
  • Sample & coupon of chocolate Cream of Wheat
  • Sample & coupon of Bigelow tea
  • 5 *FREE* coupons for 12 pack of Coke product

(The Coke coupons came from MyCokeRewards.com. They are a rewards club for Coke drinkers. You collect codes from under lids and in cases and enter them online and then redeem them for all kinds of goodies!)

What kind of goodies are in your mailbox this week?

Ibotta

My newest money saving venture is in a mobile app called Ibotta. It is for smartphones (or tablets) and it works for both android and apple products. The app is a free download.

Basically, when you open the app,  there are different products listed with a dollar value beneath them. When you click on a product,  you have choices to earn savings from that product by either watching a video, learning a fact, posting to FB, or doing a poll adding up to the value amount that was beneath the product. The more of the choices you do, the more you earn back. Then, you purchase the specific product from one of the listed participating retailers. Once home, you click redeem and take a picture of your receipt (following the on-screen instructions) and then you choose the product you bought and scan it’s bar-code. You submit it and that’s it.

You get a notification of when your savings are added to your account and it doesn’t take long at all. For me, I got a deposit within the hour. The cool thing is you can cash out and get the money deposited straight into a Paypal account (or you can choose to donate to a school or the United Way).

You can get a $5 deposit for your 1st redemption by using my referral code found here. http://ibotta.com/r/MYq9FA

It’s pretty easy and so far I am liking the offers listed. Why not try it out for yourself??

CVS After Christmas Clearance

Today I went to check out what CVS had in store for their Christmas clearance. I had been there the other day grabbing something else and happened to see a few things that looked interesting but being in a hurry, I didn’t go look.

I was very please with some of my finds!! I scored some awesome products for super cheap! Here’s what I got:

  • 2 packs of Stayfree pads- $3.99 each (on sale B1G1)
  • Batman Hallmark ornament (my husband will love this) Originally $14.99, on sale $3.74
  • Teacher Hallmark ornament (ready for Jazz’s teacher next year) Originally $9.99, on sale $2.49
  • Automatic Candy Dispenser (this is a treat for the hubby for a rough week at work)- Originally $19.99, on sale $4.99
  • 2 bags of Skittles (to go with above candy dispenser) – 2/$5
  • Hallmark Rudolph Recordable book (these are awesome gifts!) Originally $19.99, on sale $4.99

I only used 1 coupon which was a B1G1 free Stayfree pad coupon from this weekends insert which made both packs of pads free.

My total paid was $22.73 including tax. Regular retail on all items would have been $77.94! That’s some awesome savings for some great gifts!

I have heard reports that some CVS stores are at 90% off and there are some electronics included in their clearance. I am half-tempted to go across town and see what the other store has to offer. Have you found any steals in the Christmas Clearance?

Christmas Clearance CVS

Christmas Clearance CVS

Thoughts for the New Year

Anyone who knows my family, knows it was a very difficult year for us last year. We lost my step-father to liver cancer a year ago today and that was just the first of many many losses we felt. My Meme, Oma, an old co-worker, a family cat, and Gram Gabella were all also lost last year. Tie that in with the devastation we saw from Hurricane Sandy to places we have many memories from and the horrendous events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary school and it’s hard to see any good from the year.

Looking back,  I don’t want to remember it as “the year of doom” that I had previously been referring to it as. I want to remember it as the year Jasmine learned to swim, or the year we had the best summer vacation, or even the year dad got his drum set. It was the year that my baby sister got pregnant and gave us hope for the future and the year my big sister bought a house.

There is lots of good there, I just had to look down deep to find it. One of this year’s resolutions and goals is to always find the good. This year is already looking promising! My sister’s due date is growing near, a cousin is getting married, and things are really looking up. I’m making a point of telling my loved ones that I love them and doing my best to to try and spend time with them. One thing last year taught me was that life is too short and you need to enjoy it while you can.