Monday, June 20, 2011

Triple dipping at Safeway!

Safeway has a pretty good deal right now for Kellogg's cereals. At first, it doesn't seem like a great deal, but combine a few different deals to make it GREAT!

First, the cereals are $2.49 on sale and if you buy 5, you will get a free movie ticket instantly for any movie up to $12. Now, use some coupons:
$1.50/2 6/5 RP
$1.00/2 6/12 RP
or several $1.00/2 or $.70/1 at
Now, your cereal is either $1.49 each (with $.70/1 corn pops or Raisin bran printable coupons), $1.74 each, or $1.99 each with $ off 2 coupons. Not a super price for cereal yet.

But, look for the boxes that have the cars promo on it. For every 4 codes you put in online (1 code per box), you can get a $5 gas card (visa pre-paid card). So, you have now paid from $7.45-$9.95 for 5 boxes of cereal and you will get $5 back in a visa/gas card and a free movie ticket. Good Deal!!

Some, a very few, types of cereal that are included in the cars promotion are also good for a different $10 rebate when you buy 10 boxes. You can find details here:

Buy some of the cereals that cross over and you can now send for a rebate with 10 upcs. GREAT DEAL!!!!!!!

Triple dipping: free movie ticket, $5 gas card, $10 rebate

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What feeding 10 people looks like

This is our produce buy for the week. I shop on wednedays at the hispanic markets for produce as they have the best prices and wednesdays they have produce specials. I am almost exclusively buying my produce here now or price matching at walmart.

We got 43 lbs of produce tonight including apples, cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, mangos, and peaches.

We also got 7 lbs of rice and 15 lbs of meat(pork chops and whole chickens).

We paid @ $38 for all of this with $20 of that being the meat. We will have to get more meat and still have oranges to get, but with 10 people in the house, this will last us about a week, maybe a few days longer, but we will be buying more next Wednesday.

Though this is a coupon blog, it is rarer these days for me to get free produce with coupons, so this is the way to go. And since my huge stockpile of free boxes of rice is gone now, I will also be buying rice here until I can get it free again. I am paying $1 for 3-4 pounds of rice when it is on sale instead of $1.50 for one pound at Fry's.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Crisis Averted

No matter how hard I try I can't seem to keep a good stock of toilet paper around here. I did have a stockpile for TP at one time, but now it just goes so fast. Tonight, we were down to one roll, between three bathrooms. I panicked. I didn't want to run out and just pay for toilet paper. Then I remembered that CVS had these 1000 sheet rolls this week for $.50 each. I also remembered that the sale ended in about 30 minutes when the store closed. Oh, and I had a $5 ECB in my purse.

So I jumped in the car, got to the store and grabbed 10 rolls. I handed over my ECB and $.47 tax and walked out relieved. The TP crisis was averted for another week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

45 pounds of produce for under $15

This is part of my shopping trip tonight. I did not use any coupons, but still got some good deals. Wednesday is produce day at the Mexican Markets here-Food City, Pro's Ranch Market, El Super. On Wednesday's they have specials on fruits and vegetables.

Tonight I got a watermelon, a cantaloupe, bananas, Granny Smith apples, mangoes, kiwi, oranges, cucumbers, strawberries, bell peppers, and a head of lettuce. In all, about 45 pounds of fruits and vegetables and I paid less than $15 (about $14.58) for it all. (In my small picture it doesn't look like that much, but it is @ 45 lbs)

While there are coupons on produce sometimes, this is one of my favorite ways to get deals on fruits and vegetables. If you can't get it free, you look for the lowest price you can get.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Get a $25 Target gift card with AZ Republic subscription

If you are not a subscriber to the AZ republic already, here's a good deal for you. You can get the Sunday and the Wednesday paper for $9.28 for the first 3 months and get a $25 Target gift card when you sign up! That's about $2.14/week, so it's about the same as what you'd pay in the store for a Sunday paper (with tax), but you also get the wednesday paper too. If you count in the value of the Gift card, you're only paying $2.84 for 3 months worth of Sunday/Wednesday papers. A great way to get some free coupons!

You can sign up here through April 15: AZ Republic Free Target Gift card deal.

Use Reference Number: 3351467 to get the deal.

Movie tickets for $6 each

Their are many sites like groupon now. Buy with me is one of those sites and right now, they have a deal for AMC movie tickets. You can get 4 tickets for $6 each or $24 total. These are silver tickets, so are not good for the movies when they first come out. You can see a movie at AMC any weekday before 6pm for $5 and on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday before noon. But if you want to see a movie outside of those time-frames and it's not a new movie, this is a decent deal on movie tickets.
These can be used at any AMC, Loews, Cineplex, or other affiliated THeater, but shipping is only available to RI, NH, NJ, NY, CT, MA, DC, VA, TX, WA, CA, AZ, IL, WI, PA, MD, GA.

You can sign up here: Buywithme and then look in the Phoenix deals for the AMC tickets.

$7 for a $15 ebay gift card!

Groupon is offering a $15 gift card for ebay for just $7! If you don't know what groupon is, they send you a daily email with deals for stuff around town. I have gotten some good deals for restaurants, redbox, and kid's activities from them. You can sign up here: Groupon

If you are already signed up, here's where you can find the ebay deal: Ebay Groupon.

$22 for $298 of groceries!

I finally hit the mega sale at Fry's today. I also stopped at Basha's and walgreens. There's actually more groceries that didn't make it into these photos, but for all my shopping trips today, I spent $22.72 out of pocket and I saved $275.54 or 92%.

I ran into quite a few problems with my fry's order. An electronic free coupon did not come off, 2 coupons did not double correctly, one coupon got missed, I was charged for an extra bag of dog food I did not get, I miscounted and got 2 extra items for my sets of 10 for the mega deal, and I grabbed two of the wrong items that rang up $1 more than the item I was supposed to get. That receipt was fun to figure out all the errors! I did go back, though and got almost all of them fixed with no problems. The electronic coupon I will just have to use next time.

All in all, it was worth it, and it's nice to have such a great staff at my Fry's when I have to get something fixed on my receipt!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Free appetizer at Chilis

Sign up for chili's email newsletter and you can print a coupon for a free order of chips and Queso immediately.You will also get free stuff for your birthday sent to your email. Sign up is quick and easy- just your name, birthday, and email. Click here to signup.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Free Movie- in Peoria

Anyone want to go see a free movie tomorrow night- I got this in my email.
There are still passes available for the Harkins Arrowhead in Peoria for 3/16 @ 7:00.
Just follow the link and reserve and print your passes.
Click here for free movie passes.

If you have never done a free preview before, you will want to get there early. It is first come, first served and they do sometimes run out of seats. You also want to be able to get seats together if you are going with someone. Concessions are at your own expense of course, but you can use your Harkins cup and t-shirt if you have those for cheap and free drinks or popcorn. Free or cheap date night! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Free stuff at JcPenney!

Got this in the mail today!
It's $10 off a $10 or more purchase at JCPenney. Which equates to free stuff!
It can only be used in store, so next time I am by the store, I will have to go see what I can get for $10.

This came because I was signed up for their rewards program. If you sign up for the rewards program, you will get these occasionally throughout the year. You can sign up for the rewards program for free here:

Yay for free stuff!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Milk deal for the new year!

My husband found a great deal on milk this morning. Since these were close to the expiration, they were marked $.99 a gallon. We go through a lot of milk and this is a great stock up price! Milk freezes just fine, so I told him to get as many as he could.
He brought home 24 gallons of milk and said there was still a lot left.
We opened each one and poured off about an inch (into a pitcher to put in the fridge) so they won't expand and explode in the freezer.
We won't have to pay full price on milk for 2-3 months now!