Tag : Balance Rewards

Here’s what I got for FREE this week-my amazing haul!

This week’s FREEBIE haul!

This was an awesome week for store freebies!

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Walgreens-4 Mitchum deodorants-used (4) $2/1 coupons and got 4,000 Rewards points back
  • Lloyd’s BBQ cups-used $1/1 peelie-FREE since they were on sale for $1.00
  • BIC pens & pencils-used $1/1 (now expired)-FREE since they were on sale for $1.00
  • Puffs tissue-on sale for $1.00-used .25/1 from this month’s P&G insert (which doubled to .50/1) then submitted to Checkout 51 to get .75 back-more than free-it’s a money maker!
    • This deal is still available -Dollar Tree sells these and it’s still FREE even if your coupon isn’t doubled! Save .25 here
  • Excedrin-found this at Dollar Tree and used $1/1 printable to get them FREE
  • QlearQuil-found this at Dollar Tree and used $1/1 in this month’s P&G insert to get them FREE

Here’s what I’m donating to a local shelter and school teachers:

  • Bic pens
  • Bic pencils
  • Excedrin
  • QlearQuil

Look what I got for free last week!

Here’s how you can grow your stockpile. Everything in this photo was FREE! Here’s the breakdown

  • Ice Mountain Water on sale .50 each, bought (4), used a $1.00/4 coupon and then I got a $1.00 Catalina coupon, so like free after coupons!
  • Lloyd’s BBQ cups on sale for $1.00, used $1.00/1 coupons
  • Gillette Shaving Gel on sale for $1.97 at Target, used $2.00/1 coupon (this is the regular price at Target. Use the $2.00/1 coupon from this month’s P&G coupon insert in the newspaper to get these for FREE!)
  • Purina One Cat food and coupon-mail freebie
  • Wildflower Seeds-mail freebie
  • Colgate Optic- on sale 2/$6.00 at Walgreens, used 2 $3.00 Register Rewards from the week before and then got a $4.00 Register Reward. So FREE + I made $4.00
  • Speedstick on clearance for $2.00, used a $2.00 coupon
  • Denstastix-Dollar Tree has these for just $1, used $1.00 coupons

Here’s what I’m donating:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Cat Food
  • Toothpaste

The wildflower seeds I’m going to toss in a patch of dirt in our alley so they can grow there. Bees love them and I’d rather look at wildflowers in the alley than weeds!


How I get paid to exercise

I belong to a local gym that charges me $10.49/month to workout. This is actually a pretty good deal. I know, I know there are those out there who would say I should just buy a treadmill, by the time you figure in monthly charges for the gym it would have paid for itself already. This is true, no denying it. However, the truth of the matter is that I don’t need another anything in my house, especially one that’s likely to just end up at some point with clothes hanging all over it.

So here’s how I earn money to pay for the gym membership…the Walgreens Balance Rewards program will give you a .20/mile credit, up for a total of $10.00/month. So it’s a win-win. I also use the site as a way to track how many steps I’m walking daily, weighing in, and setting healthy weight goals. You earn Balance Rewards credits for each of those activities, which are points that you can redeem just like cash  at the register. You can also combine coupons too when redeeming your points for even more savings.

PLUS-here’s the part where it gets good. Through my health insurance if i go to the gym 12x/month they REIMBURSE me the cost of the membership! How great is that?!

To Recap:

  • I get reimbursed my $10.49 each month!
  • I get .20/mile through the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program
  • And I get healthy all at the same time!