Today and Tomorrow Last Days – I Made $5.60 on Restaurant.com 80% off deal!

Today and Tomorrow last day to take advantage of the Restaurant.com / Ebates Offer

Some have asked if they have to subscribe to something, or if this is a trial. Answer: No trial to sign up for, no subscriptions just a great deal.

You can click on the “Now Save 80%….” link below to go straight to restaurant.com and purchase the gift certificate… or if you would like you can sign up to Ebates to get an additional $5 bucks, with an extra 15% back as cash to your Ebates account.

You can do both or just the restaurant deal. Either way this has no subscriptions, and no do this to do that type gimmick. This is a no strings attached deal. How cool!

Ok so I know I have posted the Restaurant.com deal to get 80% off when you buy a $25 gift certificate for only $2.
Now Save 80% Off with every order of $25 Gift Certificates. Use code DINE and pay $2 thru 2/28/09.

But if you register through Ebates, click here:

Not only do you get $5 bucks for signing up , but you get 15% cash back into your Ebates account. Which they will add to your paypal account as a “Big Fat Check”
Example: I bought 2 gift certificates worth $50 for 2 of my favorite restaurants, I only spent $4 bucks.
but since I signed up with Ebates I made $5 bucks for signing up. And I made .60 cents for buying through Ebates, and entering the coupon code: Dine

I became my own “ATM” (A Thrifty Mom) and made $5.60 for buying $50 in restaurant gift certificates!

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Guess My Savings WINNER

I earned $18.39 for buying these items 
Yes they were all free….

And the winner is THE NERATKOS she guessed An OVERAGE of $4.50
Congratulations…you  will get a free First Aid kit and a 3 pack of razors over a $10 value
Thanks to all who played!  Hope you will all play again next week!

Transaction #1

5- Boxes Betty Crockers Fruit Snacks Used 2/ $1 off couons from the box
8-Cans of Progresso soup Used $6.40 worth of coupons from here and here
7- Rolls of Grand Biscuits Used $1.50 worth of coupons right from the can
 When I paid I used the  Rite Aid coupon for 5 off 20$ order
Then I paid with $9.90 of coupons listed above, then  $13.50 in Catalina coupons from yesterday
SO total cash out of pocket  $3.90 ….but since I bought 2o participating products I got back 2/ $10 catalinas back.  Plus a $3.50 catalina for the 5 boxes of fruit snacks. 
SO I walked away with a $23.50 credit of catalina coupons ( which are like cash, so don’t loose them)
 
Transaction #2
2- Packs of bread
5-  Venus Razors that were $8.99, on clearance for $2.24 ( used $2 coupon from 2/8 P&G coupon insert)
5- Mini Band Aid First Aide Kits $1.19 ( used $1 off Band Aid products from 2/8 P&G coupon Insert)
When I paid I used the  Rite Aid coupon for 5 off 20$ order
Then I used my 5 /$2 razor coupons and my 5/$1 band aid coupons
Total cash out of pocket $1.21

Total for both Transactions
Cash out of pocket was $5.11 but I got back $23.50 in Catalinas so it was all free plus I earned $18.39 for my next shopping trip.
I got an email telling me they wished I would have told you if I used Catalinas, to make it more “fair”.  I will make sure to tell you next week what Catalinas I use….to make it fair for everyone.  But even if I did not use Catalinas this week it would have still given me a $4.89 overage and the winner still would have been the Neratkos.  Hope you all play again next week!

I love being my own ATM (A Thrifty Mom) Getting paid to buy the things my little family needs!

I got "paid" a Penny to Buy $89 in items

To read this weeks Walgreens match ups click here!

I was able to buy $89.14 worth of items, and got “paid” $.01 cent.
Here is how I did it,?After 6 trips into 3?different?Walgreens:
6 bags of Halls-$2.94
1 bottle Joy dish soap-.69 cents
1 bottle shave gel- .49 cents
Bandaids– .87 cents
Venus Shaver- $1.00
Gillette shavers- earned $6.00
Total cost (profit) .01 cents + tax
Joy Dish Liquid .99 with in-store ad coupon

  • use in-store coupon from ad
  • Use .30 coupon from the 1/18 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost .69!
Halls Cough Drops .99 with in-store ad coupon

  • use in-store coupon from ad
  • Use the .50 coupon from the 12/7 or 1/11SS
  • Final cost .49!

Venus Embrace or Spa Razor?$8.99

  • Buy 1-?get $6 in register rewards (good towards your next purchase)
  • use the $2 coupon from the 2/8 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost $1.00

Gillette Fusion Gamer razor $8.99,

  • Buy 1- get $6 in register rewards (good towards your next purchase)
  • use the $4 coupon from the 2/8 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost FREE and you earn $1
Clearance items
  • Bandaids on clearance .87 cents
  • Gillette Shave Gel clearance to $1.49 used 1.00 coupon paid .49 cents
Just so you know, I did pay $35.93 out of pocket for just the 7 razors. But for each one I got back a $6 register rewards, (I got $42.00 back in register rewards). ?I can use these on my next shopping trip at Walgreens or my local Albertsons,?they also take them. ?I will use my $42.00 register rewards this week
?instead of cash.

Q&A: ?Why did you pay cash for each razor, why didn’t you just use your register rewards from the razor you bought before? ?I paid for my razors with cash to get back my $6 register rewards for each item. If I bought a razor and then get one register reward back for $6 off on my next purchase then my next purchase (using that same register reward) has to be a completly different type of item for a “new register reward” to print out.?For example I could use a toothpaste register rewards on the razors, and then a “new register reward” for $6 would print out again. But I choose to save them and use them on items I need right now (at either Walgreens or Albertsons) that are not on sale. So yes I did spend money, $35.93, but I got back $42.00 in register rewards I can use at two different stores on what ever I want.

I got "paid" a Penny to Buy $89 in items

To read this weeks Walgreens match ups click here!

I was able to buy $89.14 worth of items, and got “paid” $.01 cent.
Here is how I did it, After 6 trips into 3 different Walgreens:
6 bags of Halls-$2.94
1 bottle Joy dish soap-.69 cents
1 bottle shave gel- .49 cents
Bandaids– .87 cents
Venus Shaver- $1.00
Gillette shavers- earned $6.00
Total cost (profit) .01 cents + tax
Joy Dish Liquid .99 with in-store ad coupon

  • use in-store coupon from ad
  • Use .30 coupon from the 1/18 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost .69!
Halls Cough Drops .99 with in-store ad coupon

  • use in-store coupon from ad
  • Use the .50 coupon from the 12/7 or 1/11SS
  • Final cost .49!

Venus Embrace or Spa Razor $8.99

  • Buy 1- get $6 in register rewards (good towards your next purchase)
  • use the $2 coupon from the 2/8 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost $1.00

Gillette Fusion Gamer razor $8.99,

  • Buy 1- get $6 in register rewards (good towards your next purchase)
  • use the $4 coupon from the 2/8 P&G Sunday coupon insert
  • Final cost FREE and you earn $1
Clearance items
  • Bandaids on clearance .87 cents
  • Gillette Shave Gel clearance to $1.49 used 1.00 coupon paid .49 cents
Just so you know, I did pay $35.93 out of pocket for just the 7 razors. But for each one I got back a $6 register rewards, (I got $42.00 back in register rewards).  I can use these on my next shopping trip at Walgreens or my local Albertsons, they also take them.  I will use my $42.00 register rewards this week
 instead of cash.

Q&A:  Why did you pay cash for each razor, why didn’t you just use your register rewards from the razor you bought before?  I paid for my razors with cash to get back my $6 register rewards for each item. If I bought a razor and then get one register reward back for $6 off on my next purchase then my next purchase (using that same register reward) has to be a completly different type of item for a “new register reward” to print out. For example I could use a toothpaste register rewards on the razors, and then a “new register reward” for $6 would print out again. But I choose to save them and use them on items I need right now (at either Walgreens or Albertsons) that are not on sale. So yes I did spend money, $35.93, but I got back $42.00 in register rewards I can use at two different stores on what ever I want.

How I got paid to buy toothpaste.

This week at Walgreens they have a sale ( on the back page of the ad)  on Colgate Toothpaste.  You buy it for $2.99 but once you pay you get a Register Rewards  ( a coupons that prints out after you pay, good for your next shopping trip)

So it is like paying .99 cents a tube.
When I went to Walgreens today they have the Whitening toothpaste clearanced down to $2.19 but it is still part of the sale this week.  So you pay $2.19 and get back your $2 register rewards.
So it is like paying .19 cents a tube.

But you all know I carry my coupon book with me, and I had a coupon for $1.50 off colgate.  So i 
paid .82 cents and got back $2 in register rewards. So I earned $1.18 from buying colgate. Last day for this sale is Saturday.  If you have clipped your coupons, go make some money!  Become your own “ATM” or a thifty mom