Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The best vacation ever!! We were there opening day 2010!

Monday, December 31, 2012

After Christmas Shopping Day Two

This time I visited three stores and saved $257.00 off retail!
I spent just $169.12 for $426.12 worth of items that I can use for birthdays, baby showers, and my home.
 
My first stop was Target. My total retail value was $267.65
My subtotal: 121.64 Total Savings: $146.04
55% SAVINGS

Friday, December 28, 2012

After Christmas Shopping 2012

 
Total Retal : $540.64 (pre-tax)
Actual Retail : $266.29 (pre-tax)
Total Savings :  $277.35 (pre-tax)
 

Target Savings:
My best items - Thomas & Friends Risky Rails Bridge Drop - reg. $59.99 on Clearance for $41.98- $14.00 MFC = $27.98 Final Price
Savings = $32.01
Playschool Rocktivity Walk n Rider - Reg. $44.99 on Clearance for $29.99 - $5.00 MFC =
$24.99 Final price
Savings = $20.00
 
 
 Wal-mart Savings
My best items - Nerf Laser tag - reg. $34.00 on sale for $17.00 - $5.00 MFC = $12.00
Savings = $22.00
Dove Men + Care gift set - reg. $14.84 on sale for $7.25 - $2.00 MFC = $5.25
Savings = $9.60
Norelco All in one trimmer - reg. $19.97 Rollback - $14.97- $5.00 MFC = $9.97
Savings = $10.00
Reach Floss - reg. $.97 - $1.00 MFC = FREE + $.03 money maker
Michael's Crafts (my best store for savings)
Total Retail = $208.36  My Retail $68.16 (after tax)
Savings = $145.97 (pre-tax)
14X18 Black Frame - Reg. $34.99 40% off frames sale = $20.99- 25% off frames coupon from app = $15.74 Final
(5) Christmas 4X6 Frames reg. $14.99 on sale for $4.49 - 25% off coupon = $3.37 ea.
Initial travel mugs - reg. $5.00 on clearance for $1.50 - 15% off educator discount = $1.28 ea.
 
The Michael's app saved me $12.10 extra off frames and my educator discount saved me an additional $3.37 off my total.
 

Family Dollar Savings weren't as good as anticipated, but I still had pretty good savings on laundry detergent.
(3) Purex 150 oz. reg. $8.00 Buy 2 Get 1 Free store coupon = $16.00/3 or $5.33 ea.
 
Reach Floss reg. $1.00 - $1.00 MFC = FREE
Sparkle 6 Roll - Reg. $5.00 - $.50 store coupon - $1.00 MFC = $3.50

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thirty-One gifts sale

Right now you can purchase Thirty-One gifts at extremely discounted prices. Please click on the link below to view their outlet sale. Prices up to 70% off!
 
All-In-One Organizer - St. Andrews Hole-N-1
Products ship right to your door! Hurry, prices end December 28, 2012 at noon. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pay it forward

After the lady in Kohl's told me to "pay it forward", I was excited to actually have the opportunity to do so one day. I was coupon shopping in Branson in the Kitchen Collection store when I had a coupon I didn't need. The man in front of me was buying a bread machine for his wife for Christmas. I asked him if he had the $5.00 off $30.00 coupon. He said no. I didn't need mine so I gave him my coupon. He was glad to get it, and then when the lady rang it up, it doubled to $10.00 off. He was really excited then and turned to me and said, "THANK YOU!" I was really glad I was able to share the kindness that the ladies in Kohl's showed me on Black Friday by giving me their Little Tikes Fire station. So again... To them I say "THANK YOU!!!"

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stationery card

Scripted In Glory Religious Christmas Card
Seasons greetings with personalized Christmas cards from Shutterfly.
View the entire collection of cards.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday Bargain

Thanks to two nice ladies, in front of me in line at Kohl's, here is my best bargain of the day. There was only one of these left in the store, and one of the ladies had picked it up for her son. I sent my mom looking for another one, with no success, we had 20 min. to wait in line and talked to the ladies in front of us. They were really nice and I commented on the reason why I wanted the toy was because it was a fire station and my dad, husband, and brother-in-law were all firemen. They thought it was interesting, our family history of firemen. When we worked our way up to the check-out, and were about to part ways, they gave me the toy out of their cart, and said, "Your family has a history of firemen and ours is police. We don't need a fire station in a police family. LOL!" We tried to protest, but they wouldn't have it. They simply told us to, "Pay it forward." So to those two ladies, that I didn't even get their names, THANK YOU! My nephew will be enjoying his new fire station, and his daddy will be very happy too.

Original retail - $24.99
Black Friday Sale - - $12.49 - 20% off Kohl's coupon = $10.00 - $10.00 Kohl's Coupon = FREE
Finding two nice ladies on Black Friday madness = PRICELESS

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wal-mart steal!

What's better than buying one Disposer Care with a coupon?  Getting to the store and finding extra coupons that make it two for the price of one!!

Disposer Care deal at Wal-Mart:
(2) Disposer Care reg. $2.84- $.75 MFC - $2.00 off 2 MFC (it's attached to the product) = $2.93/2 = $1.45 ea.

It was almost like getting one for free!What a nice surprise!

Happy 4th of July!


Happy 4th of July from our family to yours!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Hopwood Home!

This month is the one-year anniversary of Hopwood Home!  I really never thought I'd make it a whole year and still be blogging. Thank you to all my readers out there.  We are now up to 10 followers!  Maybe we can double it by next year. LOL!


Walgreen's 4/7/12

Today's Walgreen's shopping consisted of two transactions with a combined savings of $72.70.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Target Toy shopping


At target you can combine the Target Web printable coupons with a MFC coupon for extra savings.  Last year I learned that right before Easter is a good time to stock up on toys for Christmas, birthdays, and donations.

(1) Crayola stampers - reg. $4.99 clearance - $4.00 - $1.00 MFC = $3.00
(1) 24 Pack Play Dough reg. $15.99 sale - $9.99 - $3.00 Target Coupon - $3.00 MFC= $3.99
(1) Littlest Pet Shop RC Car - reg. $21.99 - $5.00 Target -$5.00 MFC = $11.99
(1) Baby Alive reg. $19.99 - $5.00 Target Coupon - $5.00 MFC = $9.99
(1) Transformer reg. $12.99- $5.00 Target Coupon - $4.00 MFC = $3.99
(1) Hot Wheels Turbo Track - reg. $19.99 - $5.00 Target Coupon = $14.99
(1) Memory Game - reg. $7.04 - $3.00 Target coupon - $3.00 MFC = $1.04
(1) Playschool Poppin Park Train - reg. $14.99 - $3.00 Target coupon - $3.00 MFC = $8.99
(1) Playschool Poppin Park Elephant - reg. $29.99- $5.00 Target - $5.00 MFC = $19.99
(1) Talking Elmo - reg. $19.99
(1) Mini Elmo Plush - reg. $7.99 - $7.99 MFC (with above purchase) = FREE

The rest were filler items.  Not sure if these are needed at Target, but decided to get a few just in case. I also needed items for Easter.
(1) Cadbury mini eggs - reg. $3.49 sale $3.00
(1) Reeses Pieces - $1.00
(1) Too Tall Bunny - $3.49
(1) Peeps Bunny - $1.99
(3) Hot wheels cars $.97 ea. or $2.91
(1) Lysol dual action wipes - $2.59 (I have a mail-in rebate for these) = FREE

TOTAL RETAIL VALUE: $191.41
MY SUBTOTAL: $109.93
TOTAL SAVINGS = $87.07



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Walgreen's 3/19/12


$143.78 FOR $64.16
TOTAL SAVINGS = $79.62 OR 55%

(1) Woolite liquid 50 oz. reg. $9.99 sale $6.99 - $3.00 MFC = $3.99
(1) Playtex Sport 36 ct. reg. $8.79 sale $7.49 - $2.00 RR = $5.49
(1) Playtex Sport 18 ct. reg. $5.49 - $5.49 MFC (w/ buy 36 ct.) = FREE
(1) Carefree Liners reg. $1.59 sale $.99 - $1.00 MFC = FREE
(1) Gillette Proglide Styler reg. $21.99 sale $19.99 - $3.00 MFC - $5.00 RR = $11.99
(1) Alka Selter Plus reg. $6.99 sale 50% off = $3.50 - $1.00 WAG Coupon - $2.00 MFC = $.50
(1) Aleve 100 ct. reg. $9.99 - $1.00 WAG coupon - $1.50 MFC = $7.49
(3) Mitchum Deodorant reg. $3.99 WAG coupon sale $1.99 ea. = $5.97 - (3) $1.00 MFC = $2.97/3 or $.99 ea.
(1) Airwick reg. $14.99 sale $7.99 - $2.00 MFC - $3.00 RR = $2.99
(1) Airwick refill reg. $5.79 sale $5.00 - $1.00 MFC = $4.00
(1) Abreva pump reg. $19.99 - $3.00 WAG Coupon - $5.00 MFC = $11.99
(4) M&M Single bags reg. $.99 ea. sale 2/$1.00 - (2) $1.00/2 MFC = FREE
(2) Laffy Taffy $.15 ea. (filler item) = $.30
(1) Dryel reg. $9.99 sale $6.99 - $2.00 WAG coupon - $1.00 MFC = $3.99
(2) M & M stand up bag 8 0z. reg. $3.49 ea. = $6.98 - WAG coupon $1.00/2 = $5.98/2 or $2.99 ea.
(2) Starburst Jelly Beans reg. $2.49 ea. sale 2/$4.00 - WAG coupon $1.00/2 - $1.00/2 MFC = $2.00/2 or $1.00 ea.

Plus the manager gave me two free samples from Tampax. Each had a mini purse with 3 tampons inside. Sometimes it helps to be in the right place at the right time! (since I was the only one in the store at that time)
TOTAL RETAIL = $143.78
MY SUBTOTAL = $74.16
REGISTER REWARDS EARNED = $10.00
NEW SUBTOTAL = $64.16
TOTAL SAVINGS = $79.62 OR 55%

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Free Neosporin Essentials


Click here for a mail-in rebate form for Neosporin Essentials.  Up to $15 FREE.  One week only.  Must be purchased between 3/18/12 and 3/26/12.  Offer ends 4/15/12.  

Free Lysol Dual Action Wipes


Go online here to print a rebate form for Lysol Dual Action Wipes. 
Up to $5.00 savings for a 35-75 ct. container of wipes. Offer ends 4/30/12.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ben Gay coupons

Bengay.com has two new printable coupons.  One is a higher value coupon than the one in the newspaper.  Click here for printable coupons.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

P&G Sampler

This week I received my P&Gbrand Sampler in the mail.  It was like Christmas in February!  It was
 crammed full of freebies like: Dawn detergent, Downy Unstopables (which I can smell in the laundry
throughout the house right now!), Crest, Crest Whitestrips, Pampers, Pampers Wipes, and Prilosec OTC. The box also contained a coupon book with some really good high value coupons.  I got a Gillette Proglide Razor Coupon good for $5.00 off.  Walgreen's had them on sale with register rewards this week, so a $9.99 razor only cost me $.99!  Go online and get your freebies today! It is so fun to get freebies!

FREE AMAZON GIFT CARD

Cox Communications

If you a currently a Cox Communictions subscriber, watch your inbox for a special deal.  I received an email from them to complete a customer satisfaction survey.  It only took me about 10 min. and when I was finished, they gave me a code for a FREE $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card. The email is a legitamate email, so check your inbox today.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Two new Stouffer's coupons

Click two different links on Stouffer's facebook page to get two different printatble coupons. One is $2.00 off lasagna, and one is $2.00 off any Saute dinners for two. Click on America's favorite lasagna for one and Dinner for two for the other.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pet food coupon savings for animal rescue shelter

A friend of mine helps rescue animals, and is always in the need of pet food and supplies.  You can check out her blog "My Life Really is a Zoo" for more information and how you can help too.  This week I came across some really good coupons for pet food, so since I don't have a pet, I thought I would help Danielle out with all of her critters. Here's what I got:

(10) Alpo Canned Dog Food @ $.95 = $9.50-$1.50/10 MFC = $8.00/10 or $.80 ea.
(12) Mighty Dog Canned Food @ $85 ea. = $10.20 - $2.00/12 MFC = $8.20/12 or $.68 ea.
(6) Fancy Feast 3oz. Cans @ $.75 ea. = $4.50/6 - (2) B2G1 FREE (up to $.80) MFC = $2.92/6 or $.49 ea.
Not pictured items for myself:
(1) Oscar Mayer Turkey reg. $4.49 on sale $3.29
(1) 20 oz. Diet DP reg. $1.55

ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE: $30.24
MY SUBTOTAL = $23.96 - $1.45 (5% EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT) = $22.51
TOTAL SAVINGS = $7.73 OR 26% SAVINGS

1/28/12 Grocery Shopping


This week's grocery shopping I saved $22.10.  I actually had coupons for Pepsi and Frito Lay products.  These don't come around much in our local papers, so I was excited to get them and use them.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Febreeze coupon link

This is a link for New Febreeze Laundry Odor Eliminator coupons by mail.
click here

Saturday, January 21, 2012

GTM Sportswear Photo Contest



The dance team that I coach needs your help!  We are entered in the GTM Sportswear Facebook Page Photo Contest.  The team with the most votes will receive $300 in free uniforms.  We are a small school district and our team receives no funding from the school itself.  All money spent on uniforms and supplies must be earned by the girls on the team.  The contest goes through the end of January and your support is greatly appreciated.  Please link to this post and tell your friends. You may have to scroll through pages once you get to the contest page.  We are currently listed on page two, but look for our blue windsuits and vote for us!

Vote Here for the MHS Dragon Flames

Family Dollar Coupons

Here is a link that you can print coupons for Family Dollar:  http://www.familydollar.com/documents/pdfs/jan-coupon-flyer.pdf