Frugal Friday-Random savings!

18 Mar

Happy Friday all! This week has been a hectic one and am sure happy to sit back and relax. Oops, hold on, I won’t be relaxing….at all. I have an out-of-town baby shower to go to tomorrow, have to go into work on Sunday morning since I am off three days next week and then an eye appointment on Sunday afternoon. I am hoping I get a few hours to kick back on Sunday but that’s up in the air right now. Enough boring, busy talk–let’s talk savings!

*Ulta coupon–$3,50 off of a $10 purchase

I went to Ulta for eyeliner and mascara and saw that there was a sale on Loreal products–Buy One, Get One 50%. I’m not a huge fan of the BOGO 50% off because I feel like I see it more often now as opposed to the BOGO free that I love so much but I will take any kind of discount. I got an eyeliner and a mascara and when I went to check out, the lady told me I could get $4 off from my Ulta Rewards points. 

 I got the $3.50 off then another $4 which resulted in a total of $6.23 for two items–not too shabby!

*Mani and Pedi for $25

Thanks to Groupon of course!

This Groupon was set to expire soon and I had to use it up and Wednesday night was the only time they could fit me in. Fine with me but I was kinda freaking out since I called in sick on Wednesday. If I ran into someone from work, my excuse was going to be they give killer hand and foot massages at the salon.

I heard about OPI Shattered on A Girl & Her Mutt and have been intrigued ever since. I mentioned it to the nail tech and she said that one of the girls brought in a bottle and that she would put it over my color. I got red and you know what?

My nails matched my purse. Why try to find shoes that match when your nails match?

*Target coupon book

I love Target so much but the fact they send me coupon books in the mail makes me love them even more. The great thing is that these are store coupons so I can use manufacturer coupons as well for extra savings!

*Free Spicy Chicken Biscuit at Chick-Fil-A

I got this text from Chick Fil A on Wednesday and was stoked. I am festive and planned on wearing green anyways so be festive plus get a free breakfast? Sign me up!

*CVS Extra Bucks

I love CVS Extra Bucks. If you don’t know, it works like this: You buy your item at the normal price then if they are offering Extra Bucks for purchasing it, you get that amount back on your receipt for your next visit. The offer I saw was for CVS brand night-time cream so I paid $15.99 for it and got $5 to use during another visit to CVS.

*Food Network Magazine

I got the subscription for free  with my Coke Rewards I’ve been collected. Often I forget that I have magazine subscriptions so when I get it in the mail, it’s a nice little surprise!

*Muse CD

I love Muse but recently realized I have most of their cd’s except for The Resistance. Being the frugal girl I am, I went onto my library’s website to see if they had it, requested and two days later it was ready for me. Our library lets you check out the cd’s for four weeks so you get a good bit of time. It’s a great way to find new music and get music for free!

What savings have you come across this week?

Do you check out books, cd’s or movies at your library?

Happy savings!

21 Responses to “Frugal Friday-Random savings!”

  1. suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] March 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I’ve wanted to check out CDS and movies at the library, but all the newest ones are almost always out! I guess everyone else had the same great idea. :)

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

      Yeah, I feel like I have to wait forever for mine to come but when they do, I am a happy gal :)

  2. TheSceneFromMe March 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    Jealous! I can’t find anywhere that has OPI black shatter in stock!

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

      That’s very sad. One of the girls at the salon said she got hers at Sally’s Beauty.

  3. bakebooks March 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I love this! Especially after just reading “The Frugalista Files”…and (ahem) y’know that job/over a hundred grand debt situation…y’know ;)

    My library sucks. It’s all really old books and stuff. Boo. I go to the bookstore here and sit down with a coffee and read magazines to make up for it…is that wrong? :)

    Hmmm…haven’t really found deals. But I didn’t spend money that I wanted to. I’m sure that counts!

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

      I do the same exact thing! And I usually bring in a notepad so I can write down names of books I want to read as well. Our library is great since they are quick with getting stuff you request. I’m going to be very sad if I move somewhere with a crappy library. Speaking of which, I need to look up The Frugalista Files :)

  4. terri March 18, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    i lurve your nails! adorable!!!
    i just got the FN magazine in the mail as well and am seeing lots o yumminess! i recently joined maghound. i was spending like 40.00 bucks a month in mags….now i get like 10 a month for about 9.00. not too shabby. (it’s probably cheaper to subscribe to magazine itself, but i like because you can switch your mags up from month to month if you want! cool concept)
    i used to get movies from the library but now just go to redbox. another new fav invention. i love redbox. :o)
    ok. sorry that was way long winded!!! xo

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

      Redbox rocks my world. If I am in between movies on Netflix I always stop by mine, how could you not?

      Thanks for the magazine link-I am going to look into that!

  5. This Italian Family March 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    How fun! I love that your nails match your purse! Too cute. :) And hooray for a free breakfast from Chick Fil A!

  6. Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) March 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    I just discovered http://www.onespout.com that compiles groupon, teambuy, wagjag and others. It is amazing!

  7. Diana@mymarblerye March 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    If u get rx at target after 5 rx you get a 5% coupon! Anyways I want that shatter nail polish! And you’re obsessed with chik fil a! Haha have a great weekend! You deserve it!

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      Don’t hate on Chick Fil A–it’s good stuff!!

  8. leashieloo March 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Omg, I am obsessed with your nail polish! I love that you match your bag!

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      Thanks, unfortunately they did a crap job and 4 nails have chipped already or the polish is mostly gone-thumbs down. I didn’t even realize when she was doing it that it would match–red and black are my favorite color combo though so maybe subsconsciously?

  9. Lily's Health Pad March 20, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    How did you get the Target coupons in the mail??

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

      I have no clue, I don’t have a cc with them or a prescription. It just popped up in my mailbox one day!

  10. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt March 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    The nails look great! Love them! I wish I had an Ulta near me. I read about them all of the time and I NEED to get to one.

    • simplyshaka March 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      Thanks–and thanks for mentioning the Shattered I loved it! Ulta rocks, I’ve been going there for over 10 yrs. I don’t know what I would do without it!

  11. According to Gus March 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm #

    We’ve been using Groupons like mad lately. We had a TON that were set to expire at the same time. Yikes! Sometimes there’s so much pressure when you buy them! :)

    We check out cd’s all the time from the library!

  12. adrianna March 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    great finds! i love when ulta surprises me that way…always makes it worth the trip. have fun at the shower, and i hope you get a little relaxing in this weekend.

    let me know how the eye doc went… hopefully fine and healthy!

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