Thursday, June 30, 2011


You'll never see me heading out of a store with four cases of Gulden's Spicy Mustard, even if they ARE free, but I do pride myself on being a pretty decent Moderate Couponer. (no extreme here.) Here's a lowdown of my expeditions this week.


(3) packages of Twizzlers. On sale for $1.50 each, and I had a manufacturer's coupon(hereby known as MC) for $1 off three. Total Cost (hereby known as TC) $1.15 each, and a $1 Register Reward (RR).

Cottonelle wipes, pack of 42. Regular price $3.99. Priced at $1.99 with a Walgreens coupon, and I had a MC for $1.00. TC 99 cents.

(3) bottles of Gillette Men's Bodywash, 16 oz each. Regular price $4.99. I had a raincheck on these from last week's sale, for $2.99 each. I also had three MC for $2.00 each. TC 99 cents each.

Baking soda, regular price $1.29, priced at 50 cents with a Walgreens coupon, TC 50 cents.

Ponds Facial Cleansing Cloths, pack of 30. Regular price $6.99, on sale for $5.99, and I had a MC for $1.25. TC $4.74. I need these for my upcoming trip to Vegas so that I don't have to pack liquid face wash.

Finesse Shampoo and Conditioner regular cost $3.99, buy one get one free promotion. I had two MCs for $1.00 off. TC $2. I also have two mail in rebates for $2 each, so I will actually make $2 off this deal! It's this sort of thing that thrills me. And I LOVE Finesse!

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails nail polish, regular price $3.99, on clearance for $1.69, and I had a MC for $1.00 off. TC 69 cents.

Hallmark card for my cousin's graduation $1.99. No deals here. Sometimes you have to buy a damn card.

My total cost was $20.12 and I saved $26.60, and I earned $1 Register Reward.


Sunglasses for the upcoming Vegas trip $7.99

Pampers Jumbo Pack regular price $8.99, I had a MC for $1.50, TC $7.49

Up and Up baby wipes, regular price $1.79, I had a Target coupon for 50 cents, TC $1.29

Method All Purpose Cleanser, regular price $3.99, on sale for $2.54, I had a MC for $1.00, TC $1.54

(2)Mossimo Tank Tops on sale for $8.00 each

Pajama pants on clearance for $6.48

(3) pairs of underwear on clearance for $1.50 (2) and $2.80

floral dress on clearance for $6.24

HP printer paper regular price $6.79, on sale for $3.36, I had MC for $1.00, TC $2.36

Doritos regular price $3.00 on sale for $2.00

Ritz Crackerful crackers regular price $3.59, on sale for $2.40, had MC for $1.00 and Target coupon for $1.00, TC 40 cents

Pepperidge Farms Cracker Crisps regular price $3.99, on sale for $2.00, had MC for $1.00, TC $1.00

Driscolls strawberries (1 pound) on sale for $1.79, had Target coupon for $1.00, TC 79 cents

(2)Bananas 24 cents each TC 48 cents

Banana Boat trial size sunscreen for the Vegas trip 97 cents

Ponds Facial Cleansing Cloths 30 count, regular price $5.99, on sale for $4.39, I had a Target coupon for $1.00 and a MC for $1.25, TC $1.14

Nivea Happy Sensations lotion, regular cost $5.04, I had a MC for $3.00. TC $2.04. This is my favorite lotion and I buy it whenever I can find a good deal.

Mitchum women's deodorant regular price $3.99, on sale for $2.69, I had a Target Coupon for $1.00 and a MC for 75 cents, TC FREE. This is the only deodorant I use, so I stock up when I can find deals.

Aquafresh Total Clean trial sized toothpaste, 97 cents, had MC for $1.00, TC FREE

Up and Up cotton rounds $2.19. I need these for travel, but sadly I misread the price for $1.19. I wouldn't have bought them for $2.19 but since I need them, I'll let it slide.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette shampoo and conditioner, $4.99 each, I had two MCs for $2.00 off and a Target coupon for $2.00 off two, TC $1.98 each. If I don't decide to use these myself, I will donate them to the food shelter/women's shelter.

Aussie 5 Minute Miracle $2.84, I had a Target coupon for $1.00 and a MC for $1.00, TC 84 cents. I love this stuff and use it a few times per week.

Biotrue 2 ounce contact solution, $2.80, had a $2.00 MC, TC 80 cents. This will come with me to Vegas.

watermelon $3.99

Oil of Olay Complete Moisturizer $6.89, and I had a MC for $3.00 and a Target coupon for $2.00, TC $1.89

Oil of Olay Regenerist Cream Facial Cleanser $5.89, and I had a MC for $5.00 off with purchase of Oil of Olay moisturizer, TC 89 cents

I also got a $5.00 gift card for spending over $50, and I used my Red Card Debit Card to get 5% off.

I spent $76.83 and I saved $55.55!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome to Madelyn Sue

Welcome to my blog.

Why "Madelyn Sue"? My middle name is Susan, and when I was little, my mom would sing "Madelyn Sue, I love you, Madelyn Sue, my honey-poo!" (Awwwwwwwww, I know, right?)

I'm anxious to start posting and see where this takes me. I know that I will be posting about money-saving deals, using coupons, and keeping to a budget. I also hope to post some product reviews and giveaways, and who knows, maybe I'll show you some of my photography every now and then.

This isn't my first blog. I got burned out on my last one, yet I really, really want to have one. So hopefully this fresh start will help me to post more often.

So pass this link along so that you aren't the only one reading (that would be sad, wouldn't it?) and congratulations on being one of my very first readers!