Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Free QT sandwich!

Look in the coupons on my sidebar (click to see all coupons-it will open another page) for another Free sandwich coupon from QT! They seem to be reloading this coupon at least once a month and it's been twice this month. I just printed some more from each of my computers so I have free lunch for everyone for tomorrow!

Some Walgreens deals

There's a few good deals at Walgreens right now. Some of these coupons expire 12/31, so you'd need to do the deal tomorrow.
The Olay Regenerist face cleaner is 20% off this week and there are $3 coupons from the 11/29 PG (exp. 12/31). The new PG from this past Sunday advertises a $15 rebate when you buy 2 Olay regenerist products. The rebate form is online at
The face cleanser is $5.83 on sale this week- buy 2 and use 2 of the $3 coupons and pay $5.66 plus tax oop and send for the $15 rebate!

The Bayer meters are on sale again for $14.99 and produce a $5 RR. This time around, though, there is a seperate $5 RR for the contour and for the breeze. There is also another $3 RR when you buy 2 bayer products. SO, buy one of each meter at the same time, use the free coupons from 10/25 and just pay tax. You will get back $13 in RR!

There is another RR deal from unilever for a $4 RR when you buy 1 Theraflu and 1 Lipton tea. The theraflu is $3.99 right now and there is a $2 WG coupon in the Healthy savings booklet that expires 12/31. There is also a $2 printable theraflu coupon-look on my sidebar to print this. I got the bog box of lipton tea which was $4.79 and I used a $.50 coupon from 11/15 RP. There was a smaller box that was $3.49, but it was decaf and I need my caffeine. If you can use all coupons, you could get the big box of tea and the theraflu for $.29 after the RR or about a $1 MM with the smaller decaf box. I was not able to use both coupons tonight because the WG coupon is ringing up as a manufacturer coupon and it wouldn't take both coupons together no matter how they rang it up. The manager would not push it through either since the total left after one coupon was $1.99 and the other coupon was $2. So I paid more than I had planned, but I did get the $4 RR.

Look for Revlon on clearance! This week, Revlon is b1g1 free except for lip and nail products. I got a bunch of eyeliners for $2.19 and they also rang b1g1 free and some lip glosses at $2.19. I used a $2 coupon for each one, even the free ones, so these were a MM and helped pay for my other purchases.

I also went by CVS to check the Christmas clearance. It's still 50% and I am waiting for at least 75%. I decided to get one of the colgate that is $2.99 with a $2 ECB. I had a $1 coupon and a $2 ECB, so free and then got $2 back. They were also putting clearance stickers on a lot of makeup while I was there, so I pulled out my Revlon coupons. All the ones I got were 75% off and most were under $2, so I made sure I had enough $ in makeup to cover the coupons I had left. For some reason the register wouldn't take my last coupon even though I had $2.06 left in makeup to use it on. I just took it back and will go back for more later. Though I could not make money on the makeup at CVS, I had more choices on the clearance stuff than at Walgreens. I got some eye shadows, lipsticks, and a mascara. I am going to pull out all my makeup coupons and go back tomorrow and see what else I can get cheap or free. They had a ton of makeup on clearance in almost every brand!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cleaning the stockpile

I did some cleaning out of my HBA stockpile today. This is the cabinet in my closet. This cabinet is taller than me. :)
Top shelf is toothpastes, toothbrushes, floss, mouth wash,face cleaners, and feminine products. Second row is mostly men's products- razors, shave gels and after shaves, face cleaner, deodorants. There are also some girls razors and shave gels on the left side. Next shelf is mom's shampoos,hair color, face stuff, body wash, and lotions. The bottom shelf is for kid's use- shampoos, body washes, lotions, hair products.

These are going under the sink in the older girls' bathroom.

This is a shopping bag full of just mascara!

My makeup basket. You can't tell, but it is really big! I have foundations, eye shadows, blushes, lip stuff, nail stuff, and eyeliners in here as well as some makeup puffs. Probably a good 75-100 items in here alone.

Travel size shampoos, face scrubs, etc.

Brushes and heat patches.

Excess hair colors and products. I actually have several more bins full of other stuff for yard sales or donations like glucose meters, deodorants, etc.

More toothpaste, deodorants to give away.

Now I have enough to last a while, but not too much and I can start building again after Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sonicare toothbrush at Walgreens!

I'm doing some orders at Walgreens today to take advantage of the 15% off and $5/$25 RR as I posted before. But here's a really good deal I wanted to post separately in case anyone wants to get one. The Sonicare toothbrush is normally $74.99 and is on sale for $49.99. With the 15% off, it is $42.49. There is a $10 MF coupon 11/22 SS and there is a $10 Walgreens coupon-look for a handout of coupons at the front of the store. These coupons are just printed out from a printer-though some stores had different colored paper-it's not a booklet. This brings your total down to $22.49 plus you get the $5 holiday RR for spending $25 and there is a $10 rebate out for this too! (Rebate can be printed online- got one at my dentist's office.) Counting the $5 RR and the $10 rebate, your final price for this $75 toothbrush is $7.49 plus tax!
I added some small cans of fruit ($.39 with WC) as fillers and used a $5 RR (not the holiday one-these don't roll!) and $4 RR, so I paid $16.90 in store with tax and I'll send off for the $10 rebate.

Walgreens 15% discount today and tomorrow!

If you are not a fan of Walgreens on facebook, you should be! You can print a coupon there for 15% off your order good for today and tomorrow only. I plan on doing a bit of shopping today and stacking this with the $5/$25 RR. You have to give the coupon first before you start ringing out so they can apply the discount. I am thinking that this will automatically take 15% off everything as it rings up, so you will need more items to get to the $25. To use the coupon, you have to check out at the photo or cosmetic counter and you need to hand them the coupon before you start checking out.

Here's the small print from the coupon:
*Discounts available to the public December 18.
**Offer not valid on prescriptions, cigarettes, dairy products, liquor, liquor department items, phone cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps and gift cards or where otherwise limited by law. Also not valid toward Prescription Savings Club membership fee. Limit one card per person per purchase. Card must accompany purchase. Offer valid only on in-store purchases.

Go here to become a fan on facebook then click the "fan offer" tab on their page.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Making my own deals at Albertsons

Not too many deals this week but I still need some groceries. So I put together my own deal for Albertsons. I had 3 coupons for a free tombstone product that I got from the company a while back. Since it's a busy night for everyone tonight, this will be dinner. I pulled together other items I had coupons for that would make them free or almost free and got enough to reach $30 so I could use the fresh & easy coupon. (actually had almost $40 worth before coupons)
Here's how my order broke down:
3 Tombstone pizzas $4.99 each- $4.99 coupons each= Free
3 Breyers ice cream $1.99 wyb 3- $.75 coupon each-doubled= $.99 each
1 All detergent- used $2.99 safeway coupon then $2 MF coupon= $.99
2 packs boneless chicken @ $8- $2 WT= @ $6
1 ALbertsons butter $2- $.30 peelie quad. to $1= $1
2 Carmex $1- $.50 coupons each doubled (printables from email mailing list)= Free
Then I used the fresh & easy $3/$30 and a Fry's $3/ $15 frozen mailer coupon.
I paid $6.10 with tax.

I also want to go back to get some of the Campbell's cream soups that are $.79. I have $.4/2 coupons to use on these and they will be great for getting my totals up to use the F&E coupons. These are also on sale at Walgreens for $.69 and I have $1.00/4 coupons to use there and will use these to boost my total for the $5/$25 RR.
That's all the shopping I have time for now. Have to go study for my final.

Walgreens- a few deals

I haven't done any Walgreens shopping this week yet. I was waiting until today since they have the $5/$25 RR again today and tomorrow (Wed.-Thur.) only. After two weeks of great deals, there's not a lot this week, though. I will be getting a few of the b1g1 free toys. Then there's the complete solution that's $7.99 with a $8 RR. We have a $1 coupon for these, so a small money maker. The gillette fusion razor is $8.99 with a $4 coupon and $4 RR. There's also a huggies diaper deal for anyone needing diapers.
The new grocery ads came out today too, and I don't see much there either. There's one or two things at each store I will likely get, but nothing to run around and chase all week.
Though I miss the great deals, it's not a bad thing for me since I have finals this week for school and really need to concentrate n those instead of chasing deals. I still have a little bit of Christmas shopping left to do, so I will finish that up this weekend.

Here's a little wrap up of what I got last week at Walgreens- mostly between Wednesday and Saturday.
12 Triaminics
5 Renu double packs
8 Just for men
12 Stayfree
3 Scunci
5 Conair brush sets
6 Chinet plates
8 Kellogg's cereals
5 Neutrogena for men
3 Stimudent
5 Ritz crackers
19 $9.99 toys
I also got a lot of other stuff as fillers like eggs, noodles, etc. and quite a few more gifts from taking the kids shopping for each other (makeup kits, twilight books, several bakugan sets, calendars, socks, nail stuff and kits, and more.

Total #'s: @ $712 in merchandise, spent @ $82 oop which is a savings of @ 89%.
And yes, all of this is stuff we will use or I will give to someone I know who can use it (like the just for men-for my dad). It was a fun week!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Walgreens fun!

Another trip to Walgreens tonight yielded all this. This was done in two transactions though.

First transaction I got:
4 Kellogg's cereals $1.99 each & used $5/4 printable
1 Stayfree $1.99 & used $1 printable
1 Just for men $6.99 & used $2 printable
1 Conair brush set $2
2 Chinet plates & used 2- $1 coupons and b1g1 free WC(only took off $2.01 instead of $2.50)
3 Ramen noodles $1
1 mini canister $.39 (with in-ad coupon)
I used a $10 rr from the Renu. I paid $4.80 oop and got back these RR:
$2, $7, $2, $5(wyb $25)total of $16 RR.

Then I did this transaction:
Conair brush set $2
Stayfree $1.99- used $1 printable
Neutrogena mens $4.99
2 Kraft mac & cheese- $.69 each with in-ad coupon
eggs (not pictured) $.99
Stim-u-dent $2
1 $9.99 toy- used $4 in-ad coupon
Revlon makeup mirror $4.99- used $1 coupon (tried the $3 beauty tool coupon, but didn't work)
I used 2-$7 RR from the JFM and 1- $5 RR from triaminic.
I paid $4.71 oop. (should have been $1.71 if my $3 coupon had worked,)
I got back in RR: $2, $2, $2, $5, $5 for a total of $16 in RR

When I found out the revlon mirror wouldn't work for the $3 coupon, I couldn't take it off my order since I needed it to hit the $25 mark, and since the cashier had already scanned all my coupons, taking it off would have created a negative total. So I may just keep it, or I may take it back and get a refund.

The Just for men rang up correctly at this store, so no price adjusting needed. I will also send off for the rebate for this and get $8 back on that! I have heard some people are finding some colors of this product on clearance and they are producing the RR. I have not found any yet at the 3 stores I checked, but I'm going to keep on looking!

I spent $18.40 oop today and I have $29 in RR left. Hoping to get my totals lower when I go back tomorrow thru saturday as that's a lot to spend oop for me for freebies!

Walgreens $5/ $25 RR and special ad Wed.- Sat.

There's a special Walgreens ad today through Saturday with some free stuff and the $5 RR when you buy $25 of anything is back! I saved all my shopping for Walgreens until today to take advantage of this RR. I'm glad I did since I was going to use my $2 All detergent coupons to get the bottles for $1.50 at Walgreens, but they are on sale now at Albertsons for $2.99, so $.99 after coupons!

Anyway, I got a few things this morning. I got the Renu twin pack for $9.99 and get a $10 RR back and the Just for men touch of grey for $6.99 and get a $7 RR. I had a $2 printable coupon for both of these, so they were both $2 money makers! The just for men did not ring up at the sale price, though so I had to get a refund for that. (Watch those prices.)

I also got the stayfree which is $1.99. I used a $1 printable coupon and got the $2 RR back. The Scunci head bands are $2 with a $2 RR- my girls love these.

The chinet plates are $2.50 and I used $1 coupons for each and there's a b1g1 free coupon in the weekly ad. These should come out to $.25 each. But my ad coupon only took off $4.02 instead of $5, so they were about $.50 each. I didn't go back to fix that issue.

The triaminic is on sale for $5 each and you get a $5 RR when you buy 2. We have $3 coupons that just came out for the thin strips and there's a $2 walgreens coupon in the older healthy savings booklet. (I picked that up in October.) That makes these free except for tax and then you get the $5 RR! So, a $5 MM! BUT, the walgreens coupon does not work-at least not at my stores. I have had the managers try it every way they could, but it just won't scan. So, they price adjusted the thin strips down to $3 each and then I used my $3 coupons. I still got them free, but it was a pain. If you are doing this one, I suggest you give them the walgreens coupon first so they can't say its because you used manufacturer coupons and then they should be able to price adjust for you.

I did the triaminic seperate and paid $.53 oop tax and got the $5 RR. Then I did the rest all in one order and paid $8.36 oop (used $13 in RR on this also) and got $21 in RR for the products and the $5 RR for "spending" $25.

The $25 is before all walgreens and manufacturer coupons. I like this promotion better than the coupons they send out since I can get my oop down and still get the $5 RR!

I did not get two of the freebies- I couldn't find the stim-u-dent, but I will be making more trips to get those and more of the freebies. I also plan on getting some of the $5.99 toys. Since that involves a coupon, I should be able to get 2 toys (ring up at $9.99 each) and @ $5 of other stuff and still get the $5 RR.
I am also excited about the stayfree as I have 3 teen girls and I haven't had a good deal on those in a while. I'm also going to pick up some of the brushes for free since those disappear around here.

I don't know if the $5 RR will roll into another $25 deal as I didn't try it. But I might just save those up for the kids to use for their Christmas shopping.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Some Free, some cheap- Walgreens & CVS

I had a hard time today at CVS and Walgreens, but I had anticipated that since some of the deals are a little complicated. I stopped at CVS first. I did the gillette buy $25 get $10 ECB with the Gillette deodorants and Body washes. Two of the deodorants were $4.49 and one was $5.49. (There were only 2 left of the cheaper ones.) The Body washes were $4.99 each. I used 3 of the buy Gillette deodorant, get body wash free coupons-from the 11/1 P&G and 3 of the $1 Gillette body wash or deodorant coupons. Total after coupons would be $11.47 and then I get back $10 ECB's. I also got 2 more of the Revlon eye shadows which are buy one get one free and I used 2- $2 coupons making them $.99 for both, and a Zooth toothbrush- on sale for $2.49, used a $1 coupon from 11/1 PG and got $2 ECB back. I used a $5/$30 coupon from the medicare quiz and a $2 ECB and a $10 ECB I got from taking a survey.

I had also tried to get the Covergirl makeup that was buy one get one half off and use the buy one foundation, get one face product free coupon (11/1 PG), but the cashier couldn't get the coupon to work an the manager said I couldn't do it with the b1g1 sale. The cashier said she had actually done that before too and it should work, but they had updated their registers making a lot of coupons harder to get through. I had them void off the makeup, but that screwed up my order, so they re-rang the whole thing. With the re-ring, we all forgot to scan my green bag tag again, since it was scanned on the voided order. They just printed me out a $1 ECB for that. With the second order, I was under after all my coupons, so I had to grab a $.99 nail clipper by the register to add in. I paid $.14 oop and got back the $10 and $2 ECB's.

I went to Walgreens next and I got a gillette razor $4.99 after $4 coupon from today's PG and got a $4 RR back. Glade sense & spray is $5.99 and I used a $4 coupon to make it $1.99 and got a $2 RR back. I got my covergirl makeup here with no problem- the foundation was $11.99 and the blush was $11.49. The sale took off $5.75 for the half price item and my coupon took off $11.49 for the blush. I was also able to use a $1 coupon for the foundation making my total $5.24 for both.

Then I got 3 ecotrin which are $3.49 regular price. I used a $10/3 coupon from 10/11 RP leaving me with $.47 for all three. But there is also a coupon in the ad for the ecotrin for $1.99 which will take off $1.50 for each one. Since I gave the $10 coupon first, the walgreens coupon takes off $4.50 for the 3 boxes giving me overage! For this deal, make sure you have something in your order to use the overage on, and give the walgreens coupon last. The $10 coupon will beep like a free item coupon and ask for the price. This will confuse some of your cashiers, so make sure they type in $10 for the price to take off. (Mine put in $3.49 at first.)

I got some covergirl nail polish that was on clearance for $2.19 each and they also rang up on the buy one get one 50% off sale. I used a $2.50/2 Covergirl coupon for these and paid $.78 for both or $.39 each.

Then the olay deal is pretty complicated, but it works. There is a coupon in today's insert for a free Olay lotion when you buy a bodywash. There are also $1 coupons for the bodywash from 11/1 PG. The bodywash is on sale for $2.99, so $1.99 after coupon. Then if you get the big pump bottle of Olay quench lotion that is on sale for $7.99, you get an in-shower lotion (I found this by the bodywash) for free. Your coupon for the free lotion will take off the $7.99 for the big lotion as there's no price limit on it. So, for all 3, you pay $1.99! (Some people have used a $1 coupon for the lotion too, but I didn't try that.) *The $1 coupons expire 11/30, so use them fast!

When I rang this order out, I put the in-shower lotion up first and then later in the order, I put the body wash and big Lotion up together and gave her the coupon then so she could see the products and prices, and she took off the $7.99 for that lotion with no problem. I got some votive candles for fillers, but my store has changed their policy very recently to only allow one RR per order. I used one $5 RR and that's it, so I paid more oop for this order than I wanted, but I still got some great deals! I also forgot to do the Nivea lip deal, but I'll likely be going back tomorrow to sue up my 11/30 coupons, so I'll do it then.

* I have been waiting for a b1g1 free sale on covergirl to use my b1g1 free coupons, but since they expire tomorrow, I settled for the b1g1 50% off sale. This is my favorite foundation, so I'm willing to pay a little oop for it, but not too much! You could do this deal a lot cheaper with the $5.99 foundation and a cheaper face product too, but only through tomorrow!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

CVS Green bag tag

I looked at the boards and found I am behind the times here, but in case anyone else is like me and didn't know this yet, I'm going to post this anyway.

At Cvs today I found this cool little tag by the register. It is $.99 and once you buy it, you scan it every time you shop and bring your own bag. On the 4th scan, you will get a $1 ECB. You can only scan it once a day, so for those of us who do multiple transactions, that makes a difference, and you have to make a purchase when you scan it.

So, scan it every day that you shop at CVS, bring your own bag for your items and get free ECB's during the year just for bringing your own bags. The bag does not have to be a CVS bag. The guy at the register said I could even bring back the plastic bag, just as long as they don't have to give me a new bag for my purchases. I bought mine with a gift card I had from a return- so free!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Black Friday" at the drug stores

Though the deals were fairly disappointing this year, I still went shopping today for CVS and Walgreens Black Friday/Thanksgiving sales. At Walgreens, I found everything I wanted, but when I got to the checkout with my order worked out just right, I was informed that they can now only take one RR per order. I have always been able to use as many as I wanted there in one order as long as I had enough items to match. Luckily the BA was super nice about it and didn't have a problem with me splitting all my orders up. I did end up paying more oop than I wanted, but I'm satisfied with what I got. All the items shown are the free after RR items, except the eyeliners and bags. With my coupons, the Johnson's body wash, Dove deodorant, and Nivea shave gel were $1 MM's, the aquafresh was a $.50 MM, and the Infusium was a $2 MM. The Neutrogena eyeliners were b1g1 free and were $6.36 each. I used 2-$2 coupons, so I paid $2.36 (with RR) for both and the bags were fillers at $.10 each (with WG coupon)to allow me to use the RR on each order.
I also picked up some of the 50% toys for my little girl's birthday tomorrow and for Christmas. These cannot be pictured since someone might see them who shouldn't. I used RR for these too. Total oop was @ $5.

I was surprised to also find almost everything in stock at CVS since I didn't go out until almost noon and hit Walgreens first. The only thing they were out of was the Bic Soleil razors. All the items pictured were free after coupons and ECB, some were MM, except the eye shadows. Those were b1g1 free and used $2 coupons on each paying $.99 for each two. I broke up my orders here to be able to use mostly ECB's and spend less cash. I paid @ $4 oop here and I also got 2 more toys that were b1g1 free. I used up the last of my ECB's on the toys, but i forgot my free coupon for Herbal Essences at home, so I will be going back tomorrow to use that and get a $2 ECB to start over with for next week's ad.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Line Switching Etiquette

As any seasoned couponer knows, picking your cashier is integral to your couponing strategies. You've gone over all the ads with a fine tooth comb. You've browsed all the online boards for any deals you might have missed. You've made your list and cut your coupons. You've filled your shopping cart, stopping to whip out your calculator and adjust your attack plan when you find a bare shelf. You've counted, added, and rechecked your shopping cart and coupons to make sure everything is right before you get to the register. With coupons in hand, you approach the checkout lines. You take a quick stroll along the whole length of registers evaluating each cashier available to you. The cashier is the only thing left between you and your cart full of shiny freebies and deals. You must choose carefully to avoid any hassles or problems.

You find the one that looks the most promising or your favorite cashier and you pull your cart into their line. You stand in line patiently trying to pretend you are checking out the cover of one of the more respectable magazines like Home and Garden.
You might even say something aloud about the cute flower bench that would look great on your porch, while you are secretly wondering what evil thing Angelina has done to Jen now that is splashed all over the tabloids in front of you. You don't dare pick it up and let any of these strangers catch you actually reading that stuff.

Then as luck would have it, a new line opens up right next to yours. The new cashier comes over and says you are the next person in line and invites you to move over and join their line. You panic. You have two seconds to evaluate this new cashier and decide if you want to make the move. Your rushed evaluation tells you this cashier might be trouble, but that could be just because you are already comfortable where you are. You try to plan an exit strategy quick. The person in front of you has already unloaded half their cart onto the conveyor belt.

Then brilliance hits. You can still get out of this and look good doing it. You will look like the nice customer by telling the person behind you in line that they can move over instead since you are not in a hurry. With a smile on your face, you turn around and... there's no one there. Apparently the person behind you had already switched lines while you were wrapped up in Brad's girls' rivalry. Panic again sets in as you realize you are out of ideas and out of options as the cashier is standing there waiting for you to make your move.

You reluctantly move over. The results of your switch can be good or it can be bad.
In my latest occurrence, it was not so good for me. The cashier was friendly and efficient, but I held my breath as I handed over my stack of coupons. Most of them were no problem, but a few were questioned. Some were allowed to pass while a phone call was made on some others. Those that required a phone call were ultimately denied for this visit. (I was allowed 3 of 10 coupons) Of course, those were the ones that would have paid for most of my order and of course they expire that day!

At this point, I should have taken off some of my higher priced items- like my ham so that I could rebuy them later with the coupons I still needed to spend. Unfortunately, my mind was still back on the line switch trying to figure out a way I could have gotten out of it. That's the way my mind works, you give it a problem or a puzzle and it wants to solve it. So I pay for my stuff- with actual money!

Later that night, I go to a different store since I still have those coupons to use.
I have decided to rebuy some of the items I had bought earlier in the day and then I could return those items from the first trip for a refund of my money. No problems on this order at all. The only problem now is I hate returns and now I have to muster up the strength to take this extra stuff back to the store and explain to them that I didn't want to pay cash for it in the first place.

Well, that's my story, some of you might be able to relate. I'm wondering if Miss Manners has any rules of etiquette for declining a line switch at the grocery store?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Last day of sales=Slim pickings and Rain Checks!

Tuesdays are the last day for the grocery sales around here and that means rain check day! I will get rain checks during the week if they are out of stuff I want, but Tuesday's I expect to get more rain checks. That's ok with me, because the rain check just extends the sale and allows me more time to collect coupons!

I didn't get much at Fry's, but I did get more free potatoes and toothpaste. Thanks to "Grateful Guest" on PYP, I learned that the small cans (11 oz) of Dole oranges were part of the mega sale, even though they were not marked. They are $.99 before sale and $.49 after. So with the $.55/2 coupon from Sunday, these were free! The hormel pepperoni was $1.50, so $.50 after coupon, of course my store only had one left. (Thanks Annabeth for reminding me of this deal!)
For the gold medal flour and Nestle chocolate chips, I used the Bashas coupons along with manufacturer coupons at Fry's. Make sure you alert them to coupons like these before they ring the items so they can price adjust the items. The flour was $1.28 with Bashas coupon and $.28 after a printable $.50 coupon. The nestle chocolate chips were $1.48 with the bashas coupon and these are part of the mega sale too. So, you get an extra $.50 off for the sale making them $.98 and the $.50 manufacturer coupon makes them free! (You actually make $.02 on those.) These two items are a limit 1 for the Bashas coupon and with an additional $25 purchase. For most cashiers, that is $25 before other coupons since you have to hand these coupons over first to be price adjusted.
I also used a $2 meat winetag and 2 of the $2 catalinas from Albertsons and I paid $1.38 after tax. (Tax was $.85 of that total!) I saved $83.34.

At Albertsons, I really wanted the puffs tissues which would be free after coupons, but they were all out. I got my rain check, so I can still get them free as long as Albertsons continues to double and quadruple coupons. I also got two 5lb bags of pillsbury flour for $1 each. I had no coupons for these and I could have used a bashas coupon here too with MFR coupon for another bag of Gold medal flour for $.28, but I wasn't buying $25 worth even before coupons. But $ for 5lbs of flour is still a good deal and we bake a lot! I was finally able to use my rain check for the warm delights. They have been out of these since the sale almost a month ago. But they were fully stocked this time, so I got my 12 for free. The Green giant steamers were also free, but I had already used all my coupons with a rain check last week. I used one of the $2 catalinas from last week and paid $.22 which was all tax. I saved $37.86. I might go back this evening to get another rain check for the vegetables so I can get some more coupons together. I don't know why I didn't think of checking them while I was in the store earlier to get another rain check.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fry's deals and free stuff.

I went shopping at Fry's today and I paid $.30 for all this. I also got back $4 in coupons to use on anything! I was very excited about the Uncle Ben's coupon in today's paper that makes the Long grain and wild rice free! But when I got done checking out, I was even more excited to see I had received a $1 OYNO coupon for every 4 boxes I had bought.
The betty crocker potatoes were free as were the toothpastes after coupons. (I found colgate coupons good on any toothpaste at my commsissary.) The can milk was also free with coupons for $.50/2. We did not get these coupons in our area, but had I ordered some online.
The playtex gloves are a money maker- I made $.50 on each one for a total of $4.50 off my other groceries. I also used a $3/$30 Fresh & Easy coupon to get $7.50 total off my other groceries.
The Hamburger was $1.25 a lb and the taco shells were $1.19 each. After all coupons, tax and the $5/10 deal, I paid $.30. I saved $152.10!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Last call for Albertsons!

Last day for this sale at Albertsons. I used the last of my $1/2 cereal coupons, got more free yougurt, and granola bars,and used a rain check for the pizzas which were also free after coupons. I also got rain checks for the hot dogs and apples since they were out of those. I am sad to see this sale end, but I'll be waiting for the next great sale to come along.

Fry's mega sale continues next week, so I'm not even shopping there today so I can focus on ALbertsons and Walgreens.

Free Lubriderm lotion and another way to do the free Almay deal

I went back to Walgreens today to see if the Almay was still bogo free and it was! But I already have a ton of mascara, so I did the deal a little differently. I had a $5 and a $10 RR from the previous Almay Pure naturals deal. I had heard that these would roll into each other, so I gave it a try. I also found out that for the $5 RR you can get the pure naturals mascara, eyeshadow, or lipgloss. The mascara is the cheapest, but I have enough of that, so I got an eyeshadow.

I did two different transactions. I started with the pure naturals foundation at $9.99 and got a one coat mascara @ $6.99 with it. The $6.99 mascara came off as the free item and I used the $4 coupon which came off once for that mascara. So, I had $9.99- $4 coupon=$5.99. Then I used the $5 RR from the pure naturals mascara I bought yesterday to bring my total down to $.99 plus tax. I got the $10 rr back rom this transaction.

My next transaction I got the Pure naturals eyeshadow at $7.49 and a double pack one coat mascara at $7.99. The $7.49 one came off for the free item and again I used the $4 coupon and it came off once. So it was $7.99-$4= $3.99. I wanted to use the $10 RR, so I bought some eggs and some candles and a candle holder from the fall clearance. And then I added 3- 6oz. Lubriderm lotions. These are $3.99 each and we have $2 coupons from 10/11 rp. There is also a diabetes booklet in the pharmacy area with a $1 Lubriderm walgreens coupon that takes off $1 for each one you buy. So these were $3.99-$2-$1=$.99 eachx3= $2.97 total. When you buy 3 Lubriderm lotions, you get an $8 RR! My total before tax was now $10.35 and so I used the $10 RR from te foundation and paid $.35 plus tax. I got back the $5 Almay RR and the $8 Lubriderm RR!

If you have no RR to start with and want to spend as little oop as possible, start with the Lubriderm deal and pay $2.97 plus tax and get $8 back which you can then use on the $9.99 foundation. If you do his, pair the foundation with the mascara, eyeshadow, or lipgloss that also produces the RR (not the one coat that gives overage)- you will pay $9.99-$8=$1.99 and get $15 back. Or if you don't want the lubriderm, start with the Pure naturals mascara @$6.99 and pair it with the one coat @ $6.99 and use the $4 coupon. Your total will be $6.99-$4= $2.99 oop plus tax and get back the $5 RR which you can then roll into the foundation to get the $10 RR.

Well, if that doesn't confuse you, then go get yourself some free stuff!

Here's some close-up pics of the diabetes magazine and the trueblends makeup as well as the one coat mascaras so you'll know what to look for.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Super deal at Walgreens-Free makeup!

At Walgreens right now, Almay makeup is ringing up buy one get one free. It is supposed to be buy one get one 50% off. In the front of the stores, there is a new coupon book for November that has a $4 off coupon for Almay one coat mascara. The joy of this coupon is it's a Walgreens coupon and one coupon takes off $4 for every mascara you have in your order! SO, while the makeup is still ringing up bogo free, this makes for free mascara or even a money maker!
Some of the one coat mascaras are $6.99 and some are $7.99. So with the $6.99 ones, you buy 2, it takes one off then you use the $4 coupon and it takes off $8 making you $1.01 for every two you buy! (Make sure to have something else in your order to use this overage on.) If you buy 2 of the $7.99 ones, then they are basically free with bogo and the $4 coupon. But since this is probably a glitch, it is likely to be fixed soon so that they are actually ringing up bogo 50%, so hurry to get in on this one. Once fixed, if you buy 2 of the $6.99 mascaras, it would be $6.99+$3.50=$10.49 then your coupon would take off $8 leaving two mascaras for $2.49. Still a good deal, but not free!

Almay has another deal running too for the pure blends foundation and pure blends mascara. The foundation is $9.99 and will give you a $10 RR, so it's free after RR! The mascara is $6.99 and is giving a $5 RR. (The $4 coupon does not work on this mascara.) Buy both together and you will get the mascara free while it's still ringing bogo free or for $3.50 if it's fixed to bogo 50%. So you will pay either $9.99 for both or $13.49 and you will get $15 in RR back! It's a money maker either way! With the mascara deal above for the one coats, you can buy as many as you want in one transaction (but buy in 2's for the bogo deal). But remember for this deal since they are producing RR's only to do one of each in a transaction as you will only get one RR for the foundation and one for the mascara in a transaction no matter how many you buy. Also remember you cannot roll these RR to buy more Almay or you won't get another RR.
(Hint: use the MM mascaras to provide overage so you can spend less on the RR makeup.)

More Fry's free and cheap groceries!

I went out this morning to do some Walgreen's deals and stopped at Fry's also to get more of the mega sale items.
I paid $3.55 oop for all this. I forgot the clorox wipes catalina deal ended yesterday, so I did not get another catalina for those, but they were still free with the coupons and previous catalina.
The Betty Crocker potatoes were free.
The kotex pads were 2/$1 since I had $1 coupons on each and a cellfire coupon for $1.
The Keebler cookies were $.25 each with printable coupon (these have reset and you can print more now-look on the side bar for coupons.)
The sausages were a moneymaker- I made $.11 each package.
The gloves were also a money maker- making $.50 each package (paying for most of my groceries).
The kleenexes were about $.50 a box with the $.50/3 coupon and a free box wyb 3 coupon.
The frozen vegetables were $.49 each after coupons.

There was still no tuna avaiable at my fry's, but I will try again tomorrow.
Total spent: $3.55
Total saved: $115.49 (98%)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Albertson's free stuff!

Since I missed the Fry's sale today, I stopped by Albertson's after my class to get my deals fix.
I got these for $1 each after my coupons:
Nature valley nut clusters
Nature Valley Granola bars
Trix kid's yogurts
Cinnamon toast crunch cereal

I paid $1.50 for the other cereals with $1/2 coupons and $.99 each for the bacon.

I used a $3/30 fresh & Easy coupon and paid $14.70 oop and I got $14 in catalinas back. SO I can go back tomorrow and get more stuff totally free oop and get more cat's to roll! Plus, I again got movie ticket codes on all my cereal boxes. You can get one movie ticket for two codes, so I will have 3 more free movie tickets now! I love movie ticket deals!

Sitting this one out

As I have been couponing for a while, I know that you can't get every deal every time. Still sometimes it's sad to have to miss a deal.

I had planned to hit Fry's today for their Halloween madness sale. It's today from 3pm-9pm only and they have special deals during that time. Unfortunately, I will not get to go. :(

The few things I really wanted were the Bar-s bacon which would be $.47 after coupons and the pop secret popcorn which would be $.38 after coupons and the chocolate chips for $.97 each. If I went, I would have got some of the apples too that were $.99 for a 3lb bag and maybe some of the candy- the wonka bags are $1.67 and there's a $2 printable.

But this morning started with my computer going all wonky and since the deals I wanted needed printable coupons, I couldn't get them to print. So I went to the kid's computer during lunch time (when they would not be doing schoolwork) to try and print some there and it wanted me to install the "coupon printer" again, for like the 100th time! Of course, to do this, you need to be an administrator and my husband had put a password on the admin account so I couldn't get into it. I texted him and he sent me the password, but it didn't work. So still no coupons.

Then I had to drive across town to pick up some gloves for my husband because he needed them for riding his bike and he couldn't get home in time to go get them himself. And I took the kids to the library. Then my two older girls had to leave for their dance group tonight leaving me at home with the 3 youngest ones.

So, now I am at home with no coupons to go shopping with, no babysitters, and I am not going to take these little ones into the "madness" to do some shopping, I will come out with a huge headache.

Of course, about the time my husband gets home and can get me into the admin side to be able to print coupons, I have to leave for my night class and I should get home right about 9:00pm. When the sale ends.

Oh well, you win some and you lose some. So, though it is involuntary, I am sitting this one out. (I'll make up for it with all the other deals this week.) ;)

Fry's Mega sale-lot's of free groceries! 10/28-11/3

Fry's has a great sale this week with lots of free stuff and cheap stuff! PYP has a great list matched up with coupons.
Fry's is also doubling, tripling, etc.-every coupon (below $1 value) is worth $1.
They are also taking competitor coupons-this was on the back page of the business section of Wednesday's paper (10/28). You might want to have a copy with you as my cashier did not know this and I had nothing to show her, so I was not able to use my $3/$30 fresh & easy coupon.

The mega sale takes off $5 for every 10 participating items you buy, so basically you save $.50 per item. Here's some of what I got: (prices are after the $5 comes off)
Tombstone pizzas: $1.99 used $1.50/2 coupons- Final price $1.25 each
Keebler fudge shop cookies: $.99 each used $1.50/2 printable coupon-Final price $.24 each
Banquet brown & serve sausage: $.89 each used $.35 coupons from meals boxes-Final price $.11 overage each!
Cheez-its: $.99 each- used $1.50/2 coupon-Final price $.24 each
Halls cough drops: $.50 each-used $.35 coupons-Final price $.50 overage each!
Betty Crocker potatoes: $.99 each-used $.25 coupons-Final price $.01 overage each
Quaker instant oatmeal: $1.99 each-used $1.25/2 coupon-Final price $1.37 each
Kleenex: $.99 each-used $.50/3 coupon-Final price $.66 each
Kotex: $2.00 each-used $2/2 coupon-Final price $1.00 each
Playtex gloves: $.50 each-used $1 coupons-Final price $.50 overage each!

Milk- $1.47

Everything I got except the milk was part of the buy 10 get $5 off sale. The kleenex and oatmeal were not great prices, but we needed them and the overage from the other items helped make up for those. This type of sale is great since it takes off the $5 at the end, the coupons will double up to the original price before the discount. So those items that are $.50 after the sale are actually $1, then the $5 comes off at the end. That means the coupons double up to the $1 and creates overage! But you also have to be careful, if your count is off by just one item or youpick up an item that is not participating, your $5 will not come off.

Look to the side on my blog for some of the printable coupons I used!

Albertsons deals this week! Free cereal, free movie tickets, free yogurt, and cheap produce!

Albertsons has some good deals this week. My daughter took the photos and for some reason she left some of the items out. Things I got that were not pictured here were 4 packs John Morrell hot dogs- these are $.49 each with the coupon in the ad and there's a limit of 4. I also got two boxes of Cinnamon toast crunch-these are on sale for $2 each and I used 2 printables for $.55/1 (doubled to $1) making them $1 each. These were supposed to generate a $2 OYNO catalina, but it wasn't working. They gave me $2 cash back. As a bonus, the boxes I got had a code for a free movie ticket when have two codes. So, two boxes of cereal and one movie ticket for free!

Shown in the photo I got 2- 3lb bags of apples @ $.99 each with the in-ad coupon (limit 2), bananas are $.39/lb, whole chickens are $.48/lb, and pork chops are $.88/lb.

They also have a 12oz package of bacon for $.99 with in-ad coupon (limit 1) and for the cereal deal, you can also get Yoplait yogurt packs, Nature valley granola bars, Betty Crocker fruit snacks, or Fiber one toaster pastries or bars. Each one is $2 and you get $2 OYNO when you buy 2. There are coupons out for most of these making them free or cheap after OYNO. I will be getting some of the kid's yogurts next with the $.35/1 coupons, they will be free after the coupons and deal.

Albertsons is still doubling, tripling, and quadrupling coupons.

Friday, October 9, 2009

More Albertsons and a little Walgreens

I did some more shopping at Albertsons. I got some more of the same items as before and some stuff they didn't have in stock the first day I went in. On the buy 6, get $3 off sale, I got free: G.G. Steamers, Chex mix, Totinos Pizza rolls, and Progresso Broth. I also got some Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and crescent rolls. I bought 4 at a time of these and used $.50/2 coupons that doubled making them $1 each after coupons and the sale. But when you buy 4, you get a $2.50 OYNO catalina. Which, when used on your next order of the rolls, it brings the price down to $1.50 for four or $.37 each. You can also buy 3 and get $2 back or 5 and get $3 back. The buy 3, get $2 back is the best deal for the catalina part, but my coupons are off of 2, so I am buying in 4's.
On the buy 10 get 3 free conagra deal, I got hunt's can tomatoes for about $.44 a can with $.45/3 coupons, Crunch & munch free after $.35 coupons tripled and banquet meals for about $.60 each with $.60/6 coupons from inside the boxes. Also inside the banquet meal boxes are coupons for $.35/1 of the Banquet sausage. These are $1, so free after coupons are tripled.
I also got more Tony's pizzas. The smaller single serve pizzas are free with the $.50 coupons and the larger family size pizzas are $1.38 each after the $1/2 coupons. Both coupons were from this past Sunday's paper. I found that if you buy the large and small pizzas together, the $.50/1 for the smaller pizzas doubles all the way to $1 giving you some overage. If you buy just the smaller pizzas, these coupons double only to $.88 making them free.
I piked up some bananas which are on sale $.39 a lb and some hamburger that was marked down to $.99 a lb and I used some Walgreens RR to help pay the oop costs.
I have had lots of problems with coupons not scanning or not doubling with this sale, so make sure you watch your coupons and pick a good cashier! I have had two cashiers who were able to fix the coupon issues when they happened and two who really screwed up my totals when the coupons didn't work right! I have paid $11.50 more than I expected to so far because of coupon issues. I am very tempted to go in and run 6 of the same items at a time and do separate orders. That way, only the coupons for that one type of item is coming off the order. At least that way I would know where the problems are. But I probably won't do that unless the store is dead when I get there.

I used up some RR at Walgreens for this 5 lb bag of rice and rolled some into another Vaseline lotion. (That is a monthly deal.) I also picked up some cookies since these are on sale for $1 and I have $1/2 coupons from the Kraft coupon booklet that came out a while back and I also have $.75/2 coupons from the inserts. Not free, but I love my oreos!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Lunch!

If you do coupons, you know there is such a thing as a free lunch! QT has a printable coupon out right now for a free sandwich, wrap, or salad! I got this ham and cheddar sandwich and it was good! You can print the coupon once-look for it in my side bar on the left. (Click to "see all coupons".)

You can also find the coupon on Piching your pennies printables links. (Look in the AZ forum for the thread that says "Free QT sandwich".) Link to PYP AZ forum is on the right hand side of my blog. You may be able o print the coupon from both locations.

Albertsons is the place to be!

This week (starting today), Albertsons is having an awesome sale AND they are doubling, tripling, and quadrupling coupons! I got there about noon today and they were already out of the Progresso broth and Crunch & munch- both would have been free with coupons. They were running low on other items too. But here is what I got:
$3 off when you buy 6 (can buy multiples of 6 in one transaction):
Green giant steamers- free after coupons
Totinos pizza rolls-free after coupons
Chex mix- free after printable coupons
Betty crocker icing- free with peelies (found a while back)
Betty Crocker warm delights- free after coupons *The coupons for this product are not working right, so make sure you pay attention when the cashier scans them!

Check out the coupon link on the left for printable coupons for these items and more! (Click to "see all coupons.")

Another deal is the Conagra buy 10 get 3 free which makes each item $.77 before coupons. For this deal I got:
5 Banquet frozen meals-$.77 each (these all had coupons on the inside that I can use next time.)
6 Hunt's diced tomatoes- about $.44 each after coupons
2 Chef Boyardee microwave cups- $.27 each after coupons

And I also got:
4 Tony's pizza $1.88 each and use $1/2 to make them $1.38 each
3 Tony's single serve pizzas-$.88 each and free after $.50/1 coupons
The coupons for both of these were in last Sunday's inserts.

Pork chops @ $.88/lb

I used a $3/$30 fresh & Easy coupon from today's paper also. In the end, I got overcharge by $7.50 as a result of coupons not scanning and the cashier getting confused and messed up. Unfortunately, the receipt was such a mess, I had to actually come home to figure out the problem. Watch those coupons at the register!

Way back in the back, you can see I also stopped at Bashas and got 3 Campbell's soup at hand for $.29 each after coupons and 3 Snuggle dryer sheets free after $3 coupon from last Sunday.

For a complete list of all the deals this week, check out Pinching your pennies with the link on the right.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bashas free butter!

Challenge butter is $.88 at Bashas starting today for the first 4. There are printable coupons for $.50, $.55, and $.75 off 1. All should double and make these free! Also, check out the coupons on my side bar on the left. (There's a scroll button at the bottom or click to see all coupons at the top.) There are more Challenge butter coupons there too! You can print them right here from my blog.

I also found some $.75 off 1 blinkies at Albertson's tonight. These say "do not double" but start with a "5". So, if your cashier suppresses the doubles, your butter would be $.13, if not they would be free. (I stopped at Albertson's tonight on my way home for some strawberries for $1 each.)

I am really excited about this deal since I have not been able to stock up on butter in a while and it seems like it's been forever since they last ran this deal. Free butter is awesome!!!

CVS, Safeway, Fry's , and Walgreens

I did a lot of running around today and here's what I got:
At CVS, I got 2 bottles of Tide and 13 bottles of Dawn. The tide was $6 each and the dawn was $1 each. So my total before coupons was $25 and when you spend $25 on certain P&G items, you get $10 in ECB back. I did not have any ECB to use on this order, but I used $1 tide coupons and $.25 dawn coupons from this past Sundays inserts. I also used a $5 off $25 CVS coupon from the flu quiz here. So I paid $14.75 oop plus tax and got $10 ECB back.

Then I went to Fry's and used my free La Victoria coupons that expire today. I also grabbed a Betty Crocker cake mix for $.77 (no coupons) and 2 boxes of Green giant vegetables at $1.25 each. I used 2- $.50 printables for the veggies and had a $.50 off 2 shortcuts coupon that came off. So these should have been free. BUT my cashier suppressed my doubles! So not such a good deal for me.

I hit Safeway next and got 7 of the Joint Juices and two packs of Chicken breasts (bone in) at $.99 a lb. I used a $2 WT on the meat and the $5/7 Joint juice and the $10 oyno. I paid $1.58 oop and got both cat's again to use next time.

Last I stopped at Walgreens and I got:
3 Theraflu- used $2 Walgreens coupon and 2- $2 printables (I had these printed from a previous sale- there are no more printables now.)
2 Herbal Essences- used $1 coupons
1 Robitussin to go
1 Dentek- used $1 printable
1 Halls- used $.75 coupon
1 Gillette fusion- used $4 coupon
I grabbed some fillers (tissues, stickers, marker) and used RR to help pay for each order. (Separated into 2 orders) I paid $3.30 oop for all and got $23.50 in RR back. I did not use the $5/ $25 that is good through today because I did not want to spend $20 oop, though I could have used it to make more money. Just didn't want to put out that much this time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Free Groceries at Safeway

Right now Safeway has a nice money maker on these drinks. If you buy 7 of these Joint juices ($1.39 each here in PHX) you get a catalina for $10 off your next order.
If you buy 8 the first time and use 4 of these printable bogo coupons (you can print 2 per computer)your total will be $5.56 plus tax and you will get the $10 cat. back. You should also get another coupon for $5 off of 7 bottles. (I got this 2 out of 3 times doing this deal). Use the $5 off next time on 7 bottles and pay $4.73. Use the $10 catalina also and you can pick up $5.27 of free groceries and get another $10 cat and $5 coupon. Keep rolling! This is supposed to be good through 10/18.

Super week at Walgreens! Lots of free stuff!

Walgreens has some super deals this week with lots of freebies and some money makers (MM).
Here's a quick run-down of what I got so far:
Gillette Fusion $8.99 used $4 coupon from sunday's P&G and got back $6 RR (Moneymaker!)
Gillette Venus $7.99 used $2 coupon 9/27 P&G and got back $4 RR
Halls Refresh drops $1 used $.75 coupon 9/27 SS got back $1 RR (MM)
Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99 get back $2.99 (Free)
Vaseline sheer infuion lotion $6.99 used $1.50 printable got back $7 RR (MM!)
Thereflu $4 each used $2 walgreens coupon from Healthy savings booklet in store (takes off $2 for each one)-buy 3 and pay $6 oop and get $8 RR back (MM!)
Dentek flossers $2 use $1 printable get $2 RR back (MM!)
Herbal Essences $2.99 used $1 coupon from 8/23 RP or 9/13 RP get $2 RR (FREE)

I grabbed some oreos, popcorn, and tissues for fillers. I also used some RR for extra newspapers yesterday. I used RR from last weeks deals and previous orders for these and broke the transactions up into smaller orders so I paid the least oop. Be careful as you don't want to use the P&G RR's on other P&G deals- like don't mix the razors or herbal essences RR as you won't get another one.

Some more deals I did not get:
Robitussin to go $2.49 get $2.50 RR back (FREE)
Emergen-C booster $3.49 get $3.50 RR back (FREE)
Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 toothbrush $3 use $.75 coupon form 9/27 P&G get $3 RR back (MM!)

Also, on Tuesday and Wednesday, you can use this $5/$25 coupon to make even more money! Remember though, your total has to be $25 after all coupons, walgreens coupons and RR come off, so you will be spending $20 plus tax oop.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Walgreens deals

I'm getting a late start since I was working on schoolwork for most of the week when I had some free time.
Here are some of the deals at Walgreen's this week. These are good through Saturday.
True North nut clusters are $3, use a $1 printable or $1 from 1/28 SS and pay $2 and get back $3 RR. $1 moneymaker

Triaminic- 2/$10, use the $2 walgreens coupon in the healthy savings book and pay $6 (will take off $2 each) and get back $5 RR. $1 for two boxes. Some were reporting they had received 2-$5 RR when buying the night cold and cough liquid or the allergy strips, but I have had no luck-only received one $5 RR.

One-A-Day vitamin drink mixes 2ct $.99 each, buy 3 for $2.97 plus tax and get $5 RR back. NO COUPONS NEEDED DEAL-$2 MONEY MAKER!!! (I used RR from previous deals to cut oop spending.) *These were hard to find. I found them at one store hanging on the end of an aisle, but could not find them at another store.

*Not pictured because my daughter took them- Sally Hansen hard as nails nail polish is $2.89 here in AZ (reported cheaper elsewhere). Buy 3 and use $1 coupons from 8/2 or 8/23 RP. Pay $5.67 oop plus tax ad get $5 RR back-good only on Sally Hansen products. If you have girls like I do that go through a lot of nail polish here's a good deal to stock up!

Listerine Total care is $2.99, use $2 coupon from 3/15 SS or 4/26 RP and pay $.99 oop and get $2 RR back. $1 Moneymaker!!! (I bought two in two different transactions.)

Carefree "ultra" pantyliners $1.99, use $1 coupon from 8/30 SS to pay $.99 plus tax oop and get $2 RR back. $1 Moneymaker!!! (I used this $2 RR to buy the pads pictured for my girls. They are on sale for $2.) This deal is good all month!

Ghiradelli chocolate was on clearance for $.65 and I used $1/2 Walgreens coupon in September savings book to get them for $.15 each. I found the candy up by the register.

The TP and butter were fillers for orders I was using RR on.

Stocking up at Food City and Fry's again

I stopped at Food City today since they had flour again for $5.99 for 20 lbs. I also got some fruit- peaches were 2 lbs for $1, pears were 3 lbs for $1 and the apples were $.49 a lb. Hamburger was $.99 a lb, and the 7oz bags of pasta were $.17 each. The spaghetti sauce was not on sale, but I needed it so I grabbed just one.

This is from last week's fry's stock up sale. I got more, this is just one trip.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Got my Tuna and my salsa!

I stopped at Fry's today and they had more tuna! I used the 3 $1/5 coupons I had found yesterday and got 15 cans @ $.27 each. Out of the 15 cans I got, 3 of them had the peelies on them, so I can go back now and get 15 more cans at that price.
I also picked up 6 boxes of the mac & cheese for $.29 each. I usually stock up on this when it's $.25 or less a box, but $.29 is close enough. I was going to get some of the Ramen that's $.10 too, but I only had $6 in my pocket. My total came to $6.01.

I will cut my coupons at some point and head back to really stock up since these are great pantry items for us. These are also great items to stock up on for the food pantry, so I'll likely get extras for that.

When I got home I checked my mail and I got 5 free salsa coupons in the mail today! If you remember my post here about La Victoria I had a lot of points to get the $4/1 coupons. But as with most online printables, after the second coupon print, I couldn't print anymore. I had already redeemed my points and even tried it again. (silly, I know) In all, I had about 4 coupons not print. So I had emailed the company about it and let them know I was out the points with no coupons. It took a while, but I finally got the coupons. I was a little disappointed though to see the expiration date was 9/30 of this year, but I am still happy to actually get them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Some Albertson's deals

Pay no attention to the dirty counter. ;)
Today is my daughter's 14th birthday, so I took her to Baskin robbins this afternoon for her free ice cream cone. Since it is right next to Albertsons, I stopped to get some of the deals this week. I didn't have all my coupons cut and since the buy 6 get $3 off deal is limited to one per order, I only did it once as I didn't have time to do multiple orders right then. So here's what I got:
1 Betty crocker cake mix $1
1 Betty crocker icing $1
-used $.50 on 2 coupon for those two and paid $.75 each
2 Old El Paso black beans pouch $.75 each and used $.60/2 coupon to make each one $.45
2 Betty crocker pouch potatoes $.75 and used two $.40/1 coupons to make each one $.35
All of these were part of the buy 6 get $3 off and the prices above are after the $3 comes off.
I also got 3 of the yoplait yogurt 4pks that are $1.50 and used $1 coupons on all of them to make them $.50 each 4pk. And I needed some rice, so I grabbed a 2lb bag for $1.49. I paid $6.40 total with tax and saved $17.01. *All the coupons I used were printables.

I also found some peelies on the bumble bee cans of tuna there good for $1 off 5 cans. These are on sale at Fry's this week for $.47 a can. This coupon would make the cans at Fry's $.27 each! Fry's has some good deals in their case sale this week and Albertson's has some good GM deals too.
I have a paper due for one of my classes this week and a test to study for in another, so hopefully I'll be able to get out and get more deals done this weekend. My stockpile is running very low! (Notice I had to actually pay for cake mix and icing! Ugghh!!)