Aug 2, 2016

Couponing: Household and Hair Care Products

One of the things I have fun doing is shopping for great bargains especially if they are needed in my household.  I also use coupons in order to cut the cost I am paying at the register.  I have been shopping using coupons (or couponing) for two years now and I can say that I am having fun.  Besides, I can get the products in a very low price or even for free.  My favorite store is CVS.  Aside from the coupons I receive from the manufacturing companies, CVS also gives out coupons to customers who are members of their rewards program.  Every now and then CVS gives you a percentage off your purchases in the mail.  
I only grab the products for my household needs.  Like detergents, paper towels, bathroom tissue, shampoos, toothpaste, and toothbrush.  Today I bought 3 tide liquid detergent and 4 Pantene products. P & G has a promotion this week at CVS that if you buy $30 worth of P & G products, you will receive $10 Extra Bucks or (it is like a cash back but in the form of a store credit/coupon).

I had a $10.50 Extra Bucks from my previous transactions which is last week.  So I used it to purchase Tide and Pantene products.  Also, I got P & G brand coupons in the Sunday paper and CVS gave me coupons from the Red Box - a CVS rewards card reader machine.  

The grand total of this transaction was $32. 81.  After deducting all the manufacturers' coupons and CVS coupons, the total came down to $16.83 including tax.  I used the $10.50 Extra Bucks and out-of-pocket of $6.83 to pay.  I got $10 Extra Bucks back.  Not bad for 7 products.

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Jul 29, 2016

Free Product Samples To Try

Free products samples I received in the mail this week.
The above picture pretty much sums up all the free products sample I received this week.  I am a member of product sampling and review sites - Amazon Review Trader, Influenster, Pinch Me, and Crowdtap - where I can get a chance to receive free samples in the mail based on my answered surveys.  In exchange for these free product samples, I have to give my honest feedback about the products and the experience I had during the sampling of the product.  If you noticed, "honest feedback" are on bold.  Because as a consumer, we need to inform the companies about the products we are using or consuming everyday to help in their decision-making.  Also, we let other consumers know our honest opinion regarding a product so it will help their shopping habits.

It is FREE TO JOIN these product sampling sites.  And if you are interested to join, kindly click on the links below.

Pinch Me

Jun 26, 2016

Mulches Help Keep The Moisture In The Soil

Months after my husband pulled out the old bushes by the front porch, finally, we planted new bushes.  It's long overdue, I know.  But here it is.  My dear husband and I did a lot of yard work today.  I don't usually brag about accomplishments and stuff but it's a productive Sunday for us here in the Sefcik household.  I am just super happy that we were able to get our gardening going again this year including the front porch's flower beds.  New bushes in the row that will take years to grow into hedges.  But that's alright. The house is now happy that we came to our senses to beautify our home again.  

We bought the new bushes from Home Depot using the Visa gift card my dear husband claimed from the rewards he got from buying paints a month ago - also from Home Depot.  We bought a few Boxwood Holly and a Sky Pencil Japanese Holly to replace the Wax Myrtle that's previously planted in the corner where the water hose is.  Then we topped the flowerbeds with red mulch that according to my hubby will keep the moisture in the soil so the plants won't dry out in the summer heat.

I know it's quite silly but I had to pick the red mulch so it matches the red bricks of the house.  Target for this project is to complete the planting of flowering plants before the fourth of July comes.  It would be nice to have a newly planted flower beds when the holiday comes.

Jun 2, 2016

Back From A Long Vacation

I'm back!  Yes, I was away for over two months. I was on a long vacation with my darling daughter. We went to the Philippines to visit my side of the family and have had a wonderful summer vacation. By the end of March, school is out and summer vacation starts over there.  So my nieces and nephews were with us in all our getaways.

So, I am back now and will start posting about our adventures and new experiences from the vacation.  Hopefully, I won't forget a thing. :D  See you around.  Have a wonderful day peeps.

Mar 19, 2016

Experience With Target's Ship To Store - Not Good

If you are shopping online for a product that you really really like, you cannot wait to receive the product right?  And because the store offers free shipping to store, that's a very big plus right?  Who doesn't like free shipping?

I order items online ahead of time because I know that sometimes you cannot trust the items to be delivered and/or ready for pick up five or 7 days after the items' have shipped.  But I think this one is quite unacceptable.  As you can see, I ordered two items from a store.  Both of them are swimwear and to be shipped to the same store I selected.  One swimwear arrived at the store in six days after the order was placed.

The second swimwear is still in transit as of today, yet the estimated delivery to store is 14 March 2016.  Today is the 19th.  How come?  I called the store to double check with them.  They told me the same thing, the item is still in transit.  To some these items are not quite important.  But I am going on a vacation with my loved ones and I ordered these pieces for them expecting that they will arrive within a week or so.  What's disappointing is, it's been two weeks and one of the swimwear is still pending.  I ordered both VERY ahead of time.

One pending item as of 19 March 2016.

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