Saturday, August 29, 2009

Going on a trip.......

I will be heading out tommorrow morning for Minneapolis. Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I will be heading to the Betty Crocker kitchens for TableTalk with 19 other bloggers to discuss nutrition, value and fun for dinner time as well as hands on making of dinner solutions.
I am looking forward to the event and meeting the other mommy bloggers in real life.
Brandie over at FreeSampleFreak has a great list of the other bloggers that will be in attendance. I look forward to sharing what I learn with my readers when I return on Monday night!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Randalls run for cheap cereal

Randalls has a promotion in their ad this week. Purchase 5 participating boxes of cereal and save $5 instantly. Well, lucky for me Kashi Cereal was on the list as well as the Kix I purchased.

I received a coupon for a free Kashi Honey Sunshine as well as several $1.50 off coupons. Not only that, but I had 2 internet printed coupons for .75 any Kix cereal.

Here is my transaction:

3 Kashi Cereal $3 each - $3 free coupon - 2 $1.50 home mailer(you can print some here though)

2 Kix cereal $2.50 each - 2 .75 printables

-$5 for Cereal Promotion

Total $1.50 for 5 boxes of cereal

Toys R Us/Babies R Us -Earn 20% coupon for your OLD baby gear

If you are looking to purchase some new baby gear, you may want to head over to Toys R Us or Babies R Us between Aug. 28 and Sept 20th!

Toys R Us is launching it's own version of the Cash for Clunkers program, baby style.

Toys "R" Us (and Babies "R" Us) is offering customers the chance to trade-in used cribs, car seats and other children's items in exchange for a store discount.

The "Great Trade-In" event is designed to call attention to the fact that, due to safety concerns, certain used baby products, such as car seats and cribs, are not the best candidates to be handed down or resold.

During the "Great Trade-In" event, which begins Friday, August 28 and continues through Sunday, September 20, all Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us locations nationwide will accept returns of any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards and high chairs in exchange for a 20% savings on the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

Manufacturers participating in the "Great Trade-In" event include Baby Cache, Babi Italia, Baby Trend, Bertini, Britax, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Nature's Purest by Summer Infant, Safety 1st and Sorelle. Customers can save 20% on a new purchase, from any of the specified product categories and from any of the aforementioned manufacturers, in Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us stores nationwide on the day they trade in their used item. Day care centers or other organizations who wish to exchange items in bulk are encouraged to contact their local Babies"R"Us or Toys"R"Us store prior to returning their used items to ensure adequate availability of new merchandise.
For the press release, please go here.
Keep in mind you must purchase the new item the same day you do your "trade-in". A home mailer I received states one coupon per customer.
Thank you Linda for this information!

Crocs Bogo Sale Going on Now

If you missed getting the Crocs Juneau during the Deal of the Week, you can try to get some now. They are $24.99 and you can still use customerloyalty09 code for 10% off. It would cost just $22.49 for two pairs(just $11.25 each). There is also a 25% off code that should work for non-sale items(slx8797). If the Juneau are not your style, or you don't want two of that style, you can mix and match from all participating varieties. Participating shoes have a notation under the item showing buy one get one free. I noticed they have several kids varieties included, which is perfect since my oldest is needing a new pair for Splash Days.

Don't forget, you can go through Upromise, Ebates, Mypoints, or several other shopping sites for further discounts(in the form of cash or points back).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CVS stop today

After picking up my kiddos, I decided to make a stop into CVS to pick up some Reese’s candy. My dh loves Reese’s and now that they make Dark Chocolate, he is SURE to gain 10 lbs!
I really confused the store somehow and got paid to actually purchase these items. I thought I was just going to get out NOT paying anything, but not ONLY did I not pay, but I left with $3 ECB I didn’t think I truly earned.
I had a coupon for a free CVS brand hand/body lotion up to $5 and a free CVS Gold Emblem nuts or cookies up to $5. I decided to get those before I forget and let them expire like my last one. Well, I chose the Honey Roasted Almonds for the nut(my dh won’t eat Almonds, so I knew I wouldn’t have to share, lol- I now wish I got the plain, these are a bit too sweet for me)
I also picked up the Total Moisture lotion at $4.99. When I grabbed it, I did notice they have an ECB deal going for a $3 wyb 2 select CVS skin care items. I had my two kiddos with me, so couldn’t really read the fine details of the deal so just grabbed my one freebie and headed to the candy.
Well, I got 12 Reese’s peanut butter cups at 2 for $1. I used 11 Reese’s coupons from the 8-23 SS and got them all free(last coupon was adjusted down to .50)
Well somehow, while asking the manager if I could use a bogo Reese’s coupon and a .55/1 together, she got very confused with my order. She rang my lotion 3 times and instead of voiding it, kept entering a coupon for the $4.99 price. So, upon looking at my receipt, it appears I purchased 3 lotions with 3 coupons!
So, of course a $3 ECB printed for the promotion mentioned above about purchasing 2 CVS skin care products. At this point, I think the manager just wanted me gone (lol) and my poor daughter was begging for a bathroom pitstop, so we just left it at that and I made $3 for buying what you see pictured!

One Last Mega Deal Run

I reloaded all my coupons from cellfire and shortcuts and decided I could do ONE more cheap run with all my coupons. I was also fortunate to get my Box Top for Education coordinator packet and inside were 8 coupons for me, yay! Using these, my loadables, printables and insert coupons, I got all that is pictured for only $3. (Even better, my mom asked that I pick up the Oxy for my nephew and my sister is going to pay me the $3 it cost, woo hoo!

Here is my breakdown(I am listing price AFTER mega deal comes off):

1 Cheerios $1.49 - $1 BTFE packet coupon

1 Fruity Cheerios $1.49 - .75 cellfire - $1 BTFE packet coupon

1 Trix cereal $1.49 - .55 shortcuts - .55 IP

1 Scooby Doo fruit snacks $1.49 - .40 cellfire - $1.99 free wyb 3 cereal peelie

3 Hamburger Helper .47 each - .75/3 cellfire - .75/3 printable

1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.49 - .50 cellfire - .50 doubled IP

1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $1.99 - $1 cellfire - $1 IP

1 Yo Plus yogurt $1.99 - $1 cellfire - $1 IP

Non mega deal:

3 Yakisoba noodles $.95 each - .50 doubled insert 8-23SS

3 Beech-Nut stage 3 food .66 each - free insert 8-2SS

3 Chef Michaels dog food $1 each - free insert 8-23RP

3 Horizon milk singles $1 each - .25 tripled insert 8-2SS

1 Kroger hand sanitizer $1 (forgot to give them my peelie, lol)

3 Oxy pads $1.99 each - $1 insert 8-2SS

Tax -.58

Total oop $3.29
93% savings

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Walgreens $5/$25 coupon- Good Wed. thru Saturday

Walgreens just issued another $5/$25 coupon for this weeks usage. Keep in mind the $25 has to be AFTER all manufacturer and Walgreens coupons. I guess I need to view the ad again and see if there are any good Register Reward deals I can do to incorporate this coupon into.

Any one with scenarios, please feel free to post to comments!

Coupon Preview Out for Sunday August 30

Good news for those still trying to make the Kroger Mega deal work for them. The coupon preview is out for coupons we should be getting this Sunday! Looks like some good ones for the Kroger sale. Check out the complete list here. Do note, values and coupons may vary slightly by region, but this should be a good sampling of what is to come.
Just a couple that stand out to me are:
Cheerios $1/2
Total cereal .75 (both good for Kroger deal)

Air Wick Freshmatic Starter Kit $6 (should be good for Walgreens)

My husbands not gonna like me when I tell him he will have to get my papers for me this weekend, lol.

Cellfire reload! Great for Kroger Mega Sale

New week on Cellfire. Some really good coupons to go with the mega sale.

Save $.55 when you buy any TWO Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries

Save $.75 when you buy THREE any flavor Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals(should make these free after mega deal and paper coupon)

Save $.60 when you buy any TWO Old El Paso products (Excludes Old El Paso® Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products)

Save $.50 when you buy TWO any flavor Progresso Soups

Save $.50 when you buy 2 BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks (should go great with mega sale and catalina offer at Kroger)

Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Bars(should go great with mega sale and catalina offer at Kroger)

Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor Fiber One Chewy Bars

Save $.40 when you buy any flavor 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Save $.75 when you buy TWO any flavor Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes

Save $.75 when you buy Cocoa Puffs cereal

Save $.40 when you buy any flavor Box or Pouch Betty Crocker Potatoes (Except Potato Buds

Save $.50 when you buy any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack

Save $.50 when you buy BOTH Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Frosting (any flavors/varieties)

Save $.80 when you buy TWO any flavor Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt

Save $.40 when you buy ONE BOX any variety Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes(should go well with mega sale and catalina promotion at Kroger)

Save $.50 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothies

Save $.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls(free with mega deal and paper coupon)

Save $1 when you buy any flavor YoPlus OR YoPlus Light Yogurt 4-pack(free with mega deal and paper coupon)

Save $.75 when you buy any Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios OR Yogurt Burst Cheerios Cereal

Save $.50 when you buy any flavor/variety Fiber One Box Muffin Mix

Save $.50 when you buy ONE any variety Progresso Broth

Save $1 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters(free with mega deal and paper coupon)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Huggies Enjoy the Ride- MORE FREE points

I stumbled upon more free codes, thanks to Mercedes! Some of these I already had, but most were new to me, so possibly new to you as well. I originally posted about the Enjoy the Ride promotion here, so if you have not done these initial codes, try some out. Keep in mind these codes do expire at a certain point, unfortunately, I am not sure of most of the expiration dates, so you may just have to use trial and error and see which ones still work!(If you let me know which are expired, I would gladly update my post:)

Also, don't forget, if you took advantage of the Huggies Wipe promotion at Walgreens last week, some of those wipes have unique codes on the back of the plastic wrap, so don't know those OUT.
Some of those wipes even had Box Tops for Education, woo hoo!

Here is the list from Mercedes blog posted today:

XZRSS FHSQG FLTMN (5 pts) expires 12/31/2010
HKNZJ ZGMDN KBPGB (5 pts) expires 12/31/2010
DDCHK GCBLZ DSPGB (5 pts) expires 10/31/2009

And here is the original list she posted in May(some of these may be expired):

TKHNF RLPLS TRPGB (5 pt plus $2 coupon)

Last Day to Load on Cellfire!

If you have not gone to load up all the great coupons on Cellfire, better HURRY! Today is the last day to load the current set of coupons. The good news....................that means tommorrow they will be offering a new set of coupons to load. Just in time for another run at the Mega Deal at Kroger!!!!!! I can't wait.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kroger Mega Event, final tally for giveaway!

I had to run to Kroger to pick up a couple items for my kiddos birthday party, so I decided to go ahead and snag some deals from the mega event while there. I did one large transaction and thought for sure I would spend my $29.50 remaining on my gift card. Boy was I WRONG! Even with non-mega items, I saved a bundle! I will mark non-mega event items with a * in my tally
Here we go:
1 Pillsbury frozen cinnamon rolls $2.49 - free home mailer
2 Fiber One yogurt $2.49 each - $1 IP or insert 8-9 SS, 7-12 SS
1 Wanchai Ferry frozen meal $5.99 - free home mailer
1 Pillsbury Savorings $2.99 - $1 IP or insert 8-9 SS
6 Sobe Lifewater .99 each - bogo IP (entered with max value of $1.59 each)
5 Nature Valley bars $2.49 each - .40 loadable - .70/2 insert 8-9SS - .40/1 IP -2 .50/1 IP doubled
2 Country Bob sauce* $3.39 each - free home mailer
3 Pillsbury Grands biscuits $1.49 each - .35 insert 7-12 SS tripled
2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls $1.49 each -.50 shortcuts loadable -.50/2 IP

3 Horizon milk singles* $1 each - .25 insert tripled 8-2 SS
1 Pilgrims Pride chicken breast* $2.56 - $3 winetag
1 Tyson breasts* $3.74 - $3 winetag
1 Kroger chicken breast* $6.08 - $3 winetag
1 Betty Crocker Warm Delight $1.99 -.50 shortcuts loadable - .50 IP or .50 insert 8-9SS
3 Beech-Nut baby food* .66 each - free insert 8-2 SS
1 Bic disposable razors* $4.29 - free Kroger home mailer
1 Red potatoes* $1.82 - $1 winetag
1 bag Russet potatoes* $.99 - $1 winetag
2 J&J floss* $1 each - $1 insert 8-2 SS
5 BC fruit snacks $1.99 each -$1.99 free wyb 3 cereals peelie - 2 .50/2 shortcuts loadables - .40 shortcuts loadable - 2 .50/2 insert 8-9SS
1 Total cereal $1.99 - .75 shortcuts loadable - .75 IP or -.75 8-2 SS
2 Trix cereal $1.99 each - 2 .55 cellfire loadables
-$15 Mega deal promo
-$1.82 tax
Total oop $14.03( I had two .55/1 IP for Trix but either I forgot to give them to the cashier, or somehow they did not get rung up????)
Also earned $3.50 oynso catalina for buying 5 fruit snacks and another $3.50 oynso for purchasing 5 Nature Valley granola bars.

I thought Saturday I would be done shopping, but I was wrong! Kroger had such good deals and prices with this event, I still had over half my gift card left in addition to $7 in catalinas from the mega event items. I did the following on Sunday as I thought for my final transaction:
3 Wanchai Ferry frozen meals $5.99 each - $2 insert 8-9SS - 2 $1.50 IP
2 Cheerios $1.99 each - $1/2 IP
1 Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit $3.49 - $1 shortcuts - $1 IP or 8-9SS insert
2 Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kits $3.49 each - $1.10 IP - $1 8-9 insert SS
2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.99 each - .55/2 shortcuts loadable - 1 .35 insert tripled 8-9SS
1 Yakisoba noodles* .89 -.50 insert 8-23 SS doubled
1 Fruit 2 O water* $1 - $1 insert 8-23 SS
3 Beech-Nut foods* .66 each - free insert 8-2 SS
3 Horizon milk singles* $1 each - .25 insert tripled 8-2 SS
6 Sobe Lifewater .99 each - bogo IP (entered with max value of $1.59 each)
3 Pillsbury Grands biscuits $1.49 each - .35 insert 7-12 SS tripled
1 Betty Crocker potatoes -.40 loadable
1 Chef Michael 1 lb dog food* $1 - free coupon 8-23 SS insert
1 Chef Michael 1.8 lb dog food* $3.89 - $3 insert 8-23 SS
-$3.50 oynso from fruit snacks
-$3.50 oynso from NV granola bars
-$10 mega promo
Tax -.81
Total oop $12.11

I could not believe I had over 3 dollars still on my gift card so I went back and did one final transaction!
3 Pillsbury Grands biscuits $1.49 each - .35 insert 7-12 SS tripled
7 Quaker Quakes or Tortillaz .99 each
3 Beech-Nut foods* .66 each - free insert 8-2 SS
-$5 mega promo
Tax 0
Total oop $3.25

I hate to admit it, but I didn't actually finish spending the $30! I still have $0.11 LEFT on the gift card! WOW!!!!!!

So taking my tally from this post and today:

Total number of items purchased: 115
Total OOP spent: $29.89 (just .11 shy of the gift card)
Total cost without coupons (Kroger card price-value used for contest winnings!) = $203.32
85% savings
So the winner will be the person who guessed the closest to $203 without going over!

Winner is Lori Sifuentes with a guess of $202. You have 24 hours to contact me or else a new winner will be selected.

This was such a fun challenge and I want to again send a HUGE Thank You to General Mills, Pepsico and MyBlogSpark for this Wonderful giveaway.
Not only did I get enough food to feed my family for over a week, but I got several items(fruit snacks and granola bars) with bonus Box Tops for Education on them! I have not counted how much I earned in BTFE alone, but I know they are everywhere on these products! I am very excited too that I was able to get several more Wanchai Ferry dinners, YUM!

Hidden Coupon in the Parade!!!! 8-23

I hope you have not tossed your papers yet! The Parade magazine has a very rare coupon inside. Save $1/3 cans of Lbby's veggies. It is RARE these days that we get canned veggie coupons, so I hope you don't have to tackle your recycle truck to get this coupon!

Free Chick Fil A Sandwich coupon! Sign up FAST!

Chick-Fil-A is at it again, giving away FREE food! The first 250,000 people to sign up at the Chicken Wave website will receive a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich via postal mail. Subsuquent entrants, up to 750,000 will receive a coupon for a free Medium Coke Zero. AND each day, a random entrant will receive a $50 gift card to Chick-Fil-A. Head over now and sign up! One entry per person, per email, per mailing address(looks like you can't sign up your spouse and kids too, lol). Other official rules can be found here. Full promotion ends on October 31st. Thanks to Trisha at TexasCouponers for the headsup!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Loadable Coupons explained

There is ONE comment I get more than any other, and it concerns loadable coupons. There is HUGE confusion on these and for VERY good reason! There are actively 5 loadable sites for your shopper card and each has their own little quirks and ways of operation. To make it even more confusing, they behave differently depending on what store you are using them in.
To help untangle this mess of loadable coupons, I have created a google document that outlines the ins and outs of loadable coupons at least for Texas. I have heard for other regions Krogers, all coupons will come off, but that just has not been the case, so these guidelines are written based upon mine and others experience in Texas.
Good luck!
Google document will also be in my right sidebar under the acronyms.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kroger Mega Sale- I couldn't wait to start using my giftcard!

I got to break out my $30 gift card (courtesy of General Mills, Pepsico, and MyBlogSpark) today!
I wanted to go to Kroger and get some of my loadables out of the way and do a little shopping. I plan to do my BIG trip on Sunday though. Here is my tally so far:
Trans #1:
2 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1.49 each - 2 .35 insert 7-12 SS tripled -$1/2 shortcuts loadable
1 Fiber One Yogurt $2.49 - $1 insert 8-9SS - $1 shortcuts loadable
3 Hamburger Helper .97 each - .75/3 insert 8-9SS - .75/3 cellfire loadable
1 Betty Crocker cookie mix $1.99 -.40 insert doubled 8-9SS -.40 shortcuts loadable
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.49 - $1 insert 8-9SS - $1 cellfire loadable
1 Betty Crocker Warm Delight $1.99 - $.50 insert 8-9 SS doubled- .50 cellfire loadable
1 Tropicana 50 $2.99 - $1 printable
-$5 for mega deal
3 Yoplait drinks reduced for quick sale .99 each -3 .35 insert 8-9 SS tripled(these coupons beep since reduced for quick sale, cashier put them in at $1.05 each and taxable)
Tax -.47
Total oop -.11! Oops, went negative. Manager came over and zeroed out transaction and kept the .11 , lol. Didn't get to use my gift card :(

Trans #2 :
3 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1.49 each - 3 .35 insert 7-12 SS tripled
3 Hamburger Helper .97 each - .75/3 insert 8-9SS - .75/3 shortcuts loadable
1 Betty Crocker cookie mix $1.99 -.40 insert doubled 8-9SS -.40 shortcuts loadable
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.49 - $1 insert 8-9SS - $1 shortcuts loadable
1 Betty Crocker Warm Delight $1.99 - $.50 insert 8-9 SS doubled- .50 cellfire loadable
1 Tropicana 50 $2.99 - $1 printable
-$5 for mega deal
3 Yoplait yogurts reduced for quick sale .99 each -3 .35 insert 8-9 SS tripled(these coupons beep since reduced for quick sale, cashier put them in at $1.05 each and taxable)
-.50 oynso catalina I earned during $1 doubles
Tax -.31
Total oop .50!

I have $29.50 to go so stay posted.

If you don't have the insert coupons, go to this post to find printables for most these items.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win your own $30 gift card(courtesy of MyBlogSpark, General Mills and Pepsico)

Crocs sale on super cute flats-deal now dead!

I have been looking for a low price black shoe for work and was excited when I opened my email from Crocs and saw these Juneau on sale. Regular retail for these shoes is $34.99. Right now has them on sale for only $14.99. This price is only good until August 19th so HURRY if you want them! These are super cute, yet stylish enough to get away with wearing them to the office! I purchased a pair in black so I can stop killing my feet wearing heels to the office. I was able to use the code customerloyalty09 to save 10% and get free shipping. My total was only $13.49! I can't even find shoes at Target for that cheap!!!!!!
ETA: Not sure if it is supposed to be, but these are still showing up at the sale price of $14.99, so if you still want them, better hurry!

Free Digital Prints at Walgreens - Today only

Walgreens online photo is offering 20 free 4x6 prints today only. What I love about Walgreens photo is you don't actually have to pick them up today to get them free. Here is what you do. Go to Wphoto and upload your photos. Then pick out 20 to put in your shopping cart and check out using the following code: 20FREE4ME
If you choose in store pick up, you will not have to pay shipping. If you don't think you can make it by Walgreens to pick them up today, then make sure you select pay now option instead of the pay at store option. You will then "pay" with the code and your total will be zero, but you can pick them up within a week at your convenience.

Kroger Mega Event, a few matchups

I finally got a little time to sit down and compile a list of items that are part of the mega event. This list is not all inclusive but will give you a starting point. Note the prices listed are AFTER the mega event $5 comes off for purchasing items in increments of 10. Also, loadables do not double, but can be combined with insert or ip coupons which should double up to .50 and triple up to .39:

Sobe life water $.49
B1G1 free printable
$1/2 hangtag found at Walgreens
.50/1 tearpad
Cost = -.01

Tropicana OJ or Tropicana50 $2.49
.50 tearpad
$1 homemailer
$1 printable for Trop50
Cost = $1.49

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, crescents or Cinnamon Rolls $.99
.50/2 crescent shortcuts loadable
$1/2 Grands shortcuts loadable
$1/2 Grands! printable
$1/2 Grands! printable
.40/2 sweet rolls printable
.40/2 Sweet rolls printable
.35 Grands insert 7-12 SS
.30/2 Grands insert 8-9SS2
Cost = -$1.12-1.08 per 2 PROFIT with loadables

Yoplait yogurt(includes delights, Yo Plus, Fiber One, Go Gurt, Trix, Kids varieties) $1.99
$1 Fiber One cellfire loadable
.80/2 kids cellfire loadable
.80/2 shortcuts loadable
$1 Fiber One shortcuts loadable
.40 yoplait printable
.80/2 kids printable
$1 Yo plus printable
$1 Yoplait delights printable
$1 Fiber one printable
$1 Fiber one printable
$1 Yo Plus printable
.50/1 Yo Plus insert 8-9GM
$1 Fiber One insert 8-9SS, 7-12 SS
.35/1 Gogurt, kids etc insert 8-9SS2, 7-12SS
Cost = -$.01-.99

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.49
.55/2 shortcuts loadable
.35 Pillsbury insert 8-9SS2
.55/1 printable
.55/1 printable
Cost = $.17-.94

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix $1.49
.75/2 cellfire loadable
.75/2 shortcuts loadable
.75/2 printable
.75/2 printable
.75/2 insert 6-28SS, 7-19SS
Cost= $.74-1.12

Betty Crocker cookie mix $1.49
.40/1 cellfire loadable
.40 shortcuts loadable
.40 printable or here or here
.40 insert 8-9SS2
.50 peelie on frosting
Cost = $0.09-.69

Betty Crocker fruit snacks $1.49
.50/2 cellfire loadable
.50/2 shortcuts loadable
.40/1 printable or here
.50/2 printable or here.50/2 insert 8-2SS2, 7-12SS
Cost = $.44-.99

Betty Crocker Warm delights $1.49
.50 cellfire loadable
.50 shortcuts loadable
.50 printable
.50 printable
.50 insert 8-9SS2, 6-28SS
Cost = -$.01-.49

Cascadian Farm Cereal $2.49
$1 printable or here
$1 peelie
Cost = $1.49

Fiber One Chewy Granola bars $1.99
.40 cellfire loadable
.40 printable or here or here
.40 insert 7-19SS
Cost= $.79-1.19

Chex Mix bars $1.99
.60 cellfire loadable
.60 shortcuts loadable
.50 insert 8-9SS2
.60 printable or here or here
Cost = $.39-1.39

Nature Valley Granola Bars (includes chocolate and pomegranate) $1.99
.40 cellfire loadable
.40 shortcuts loadable
.50 shortcuts loadable
.40 shortcuts loadable
.40 granola printable or here
.50 printable or here
.70/2 insert 8-9SS2, 7-12SS
.50/1 insert 8-9SS2
Cost = $0.49-1.64

Hamburger Helper $.89
.75/3 cellfire loadable
.75/3 shortcuts loadable
.75/3 insert 8-9SS2
.75/3 printable or here
Cost = $.39-.64

Nature Valley Nut Clusters $1.99
$1 cellfire loadable
$1 shortcuts loadable
$1 insert 8-9SS2
$1 printable or here
Cost = -$.01-.99

Macaroni Grill meal Kits $2.99
$1 shortcuts loadable
$1 insert 8-9SS2
$1.10 printable
$1 printable
Cost = $.99-$1.99

Stacy’s Pita Chips $1.99
$1 winetag
$1 printable
Cost = $.99

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Walgreens run to use Register Rewards

I had a $10 Register Reward expiring today so I looked in the ad to make good use of it. I didn't really need anything, so I looked for register reward promos to lose as little value as possible since I have not had time to shop. Here is what I did:
1 Conair professional brush $2.99 (earns $2 RR)
1 Softsoap bodywash $3.99 (earns $4 RR)
7 Huggies baby wipes $2.79 each - $2 Back to school wags coupon - .50 insert(8-16SS) *One of the wipes is open because my dd decided to pee on the floor during checkout and I cleaned it up, lol the joys of potty training!
1 Wonder bread wheat $1 (not pictured)
Paid with $10 RR and .01 oop and earned
$4 for Softsoap, $2 for Conair brush and $5 RR which was a suprise*
*Apparantly Walgreens has a hidden promotion that if you spend $25 BEFORE coupons, you earn a $5 RR! So my transaction qualified!
If you have the coupons, you could buy 9 Huggies wipes at $2.79 each for a profit
The math:
9 x $2.79 = $25.11
- 9 * 2 = $18.00 Walgreens Back to School coupon
-9 * .50 = $ 4.50 (insert 8-16SS)
= $2.61 oop and earns $5 RR!
Even if you don't have the manufacturer coupons, it only costs you $7.11 and you would get back 5 so only $0.23 a tub! Great deal if you need wipes.

Walgreens FREE film developing- Today only!

Sorry for the short notice, I just read about this myself on Freebies4Mom.
What got my attention about this promotion is the one time use camara being part of the promotion. I don't know about you, but my kids LOVE one time use camaras and do not take very good pictures, lol(they are 5 and 3). I really HATE to pay for film developing knowing only a couple pictures are going to come out anyway. Walgreens to the rescue!

The deal: go here and print your coupon to get a free roll of 35 mm, APS, or a one time use camara developed for free today! You get one set of 4x6 prints and the negatives free with this coupon. Enjoy!

Kroger Mega Event $30 Gift Card Giveaway

Today the Mega Event at Kroger kicks off for my region. For all those with Kroger, Ralph's, King Soopers, Fry's, Smith's, Gerbes, City Market, Dillons, or the other smaller chains run by the Kroger family, now is the time to get to shopping!

For those unfamiliar with the mega event, here is how it works:
When you buy 10 participating brands (see list below) and use your Shopper Card at check out you instantly save $5. And there is no limit on the number of rewards per transaction! Look for the double yellow tags in-store

Participating brands include: AMP Energy, Aquafina, Betty Crocker Baking Mixes, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Cascadian Farms Cereals and Bars, Cap'n Crunch, Cheerios, Cheetos, Chex Mix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Dole Juices and Juice Drinks, Fiber One, Fritos, Gatorade, Golden Grahams, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Life , Lipton Tea, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Pepsi family of 2 Liters, Pillsbury, Progresso, Propel, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Bars, Starbucks, Sobe Life Water, Totino's, Trix, Tropicana, Yoplait and MORE!

If that wasn't enough, MyBlogSpark has offered me a $30 gift card to Kroger, courtesy of Pepsico and General Mills, to see just how much I can stretch that $30! Combining my loadable coupons and printed coupons, I know I can really stretch my dollar. See post here for some of the loadables and printables that will help with this sale!

Now the fun stuff:
Pepsico, General Mills and MyBlogSpark would like to give one of my lucky readers a $30 Kroger family of stores giftcard as well!
How to win: One entry per person please and I need you to leave your name. Anon comments without names will be rejected.(If you can't log in and have to use Anon, put your name in there somewhere)
Simply guess the $ of all items I can get for the $30. I am looking for the value the products ring up BEFORE the $5 instant savings and before coupons(I will be rounding up to the nearest dollar). The closest person(without going over) wins! Easy right? This contest will end Sunday at midnight(to give me time to shop) and I need the winner to get back to me within 24 hours so you can get your $30 giftcard before the promo ends.

Bonus guesses:
You can earn bonus guesses by doing any/all of the following(Include your $ guess with each entry):
1. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this : Win a $30 Kroger giftcard! #catladyfour_ZM
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Target short trip

Sorry for my lack of posts and deals lately, seems life is chunking lemons at me(car broke, kid split lip, house a/c broke, living room light broke, even my trash can's wheel fell off).

Anyway, hope to get back in the swing of things and bring you the deals.

I did stop by Target on my way home yesterday and picked up a few freebies. Here is the breakdown:

2 Cheerios $1 each - $1 Target printable(this coupon does beep)

2 Artisan sour dough bread .99 each - $1 Target printable (does not beep, adjusts down)

4 Bananas .66 - .50 Target printable

Paid .16 oop.

Sorry for the poor quality picture. I was hot and tired.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Start loading and printing coupons NOW

Mega event is going to be here in just 2 days and this week I will be opening up a contest to give away a $30 gift card to Kroger family of stores. This gift card is a generous giveaway offered by PepsiCo, General Mills and MyBlogSpark. This is going to be an exciting sale as well as an exciting giveaway. Some of the items I suspect to be on the sale are the following.Start loading up your cards now with the loadable coupons and I will be providing links to printables soon! Keep checking this post for edits as I am adding the printables as I find them.Don't forget to load your cellfire, shortcuts, pg and unilever now!

Aquafina Water 24 pack 16.9 oz bottles $4.99
Dole 100% Juice Blends, 64 oz $2.59
Gatorade Sports drink 64 oz
Pepsi 2 liters
Sobe life water
Starbucks Frappuccino 4 packs
Tropicana Orange Juice 64 oz
Coffeemate creamers 32 oz
Jell-o Pudding or Gleatin ready to eat 6 packs
Nesquik milk 56 oz
Pillsbury Grands! biscuits, crescents or cinnamon rolls
.50/2 crescent shortcuts,
$1/2 Grands shortcuts
$1/2 Grands! printable
.40/2 sweet rolls printable

Pillsbury Pie crust
Yoplait yogurt 16-32 oz assorted
$1 Fiber One cellfire,
.80/2 kids cellfire
.80/2 shortcuts,
$1 Fiber One shortcuts
.40 yoplait printable
.80/2 kids printable
$1 Yo plus printable
Digiornio pizzas
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits
.75/2 shortcuts
Pillsbury Savorings
$1 printable
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels
.55/2 shortcuts
Totinos pizza rolls 40 count
.55/2 shortcuts
.55/2 Totinos printable
Tyson Chicken 22-32 oz bags
Arm and Hammer Liquid detergent
Ziploc storage containers
Aunt Jemima syrup
Aunt Jemima pancake mix
Betty Crocker Supreme brownie mix
.75/2 cellfire
.75/2 shortcuts
.75/2 printable
Betty Crocker cookie mix
.40/1 cellfire,
.40 shortcuts
.40 printable
Betty Crocker fruit snacks
.50/2 cellfire
Betty Crocker fruit shapes
.40 cellfire
.40 shortcuts
.40 printable
Betty crocker Potatoes
.40/2 shortcuts
Betty Crocker Warm Delights
.50 cellfire
.50 shortcuts
.50 printableCascadian Farm cereal 9-17 oz
$1 any CF product printable
Cascadian Farm Granola bars
$1 any CF product printable
Chex Mix bars
.60 cellfire
.60 shortcuts
.60 printableFiber One chewy bars
.40 cellfire
Frito Lay naturals chips
Frito Lay snacks 22 count
GM cereals 8.9-16 oz
.55 Trix cellfire
.55 cheerios shortcuts
.75 Total shortcuts
$1/2 printable
.55 Trix printable
Green Giant veggies
.50/2 shortcuts
Hamburger Helper
.75/3 cellfire
.75/3 shortcuts
Macroni Grill meal kits
$1 shortcuts
Nature valley granola bars
.40 cellfire
.40 shortcuts
.40 shortcuts
.40 granola printable
Nature Valley granola nut clusters
$1 cellfire
Old El Paso refried beans
.60/2 shortcuts
Old El Paso taco shells
.60/2 shortcuts
Progresso soup
.50 broth shortcuts
Tostitos chips
Tostitos dips
Quaker breakfast cookies
Quaker cereal
Quaker granola bars
Quaker instant oatmeal
Quaker rice cakes
Wanchai Ferry dinner kit(box)
$1.10 printable
Wanchai Ferry meals(frozen)
$1.50 printable
Reach floss 55 yards

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mega Event at Kroger coming our way and a GREAT GIVEAWAY

I am finally back home and can start focusing on the deals currently going on and the deals coming up this week. And from the looks of it, it appears Kroger is going to be giving us another GREAT sale this week! A mega sale should be coming our way on Wednesday, buy 10 participating items and get $5 off instantly! Stay tuned to my blog for further details as well as a very exciting giveaway for ALL Kroger family store shoppers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Readers, I want your help!

You guys always get to see my pictures of my shopping trips. Well, I want to see what you guys have done! Take pictures of your hauls from Kroger doubles or a simply a GREAT sale you stumbled upon recently. If you will allow, I will publish a few on my blog. Please let me know if you do not want them published, but I love to see how well all of you are doing. Just use the email me link to send those pictures my way!

HOT Money Maker at Kroger $1 doubles

While waiting in line at Kroger to check out, Kim and I started talking about the free Nabisco cookies after the $1/2 coupons found in the Nabisco $55 booklets found at Kroger on the school Bus displays. Then it dawned on me! There is a $20 rebate in that book that could turn into a GREAT moneymaker.The rebate requires you to buy 10 Nabisco cookies/crackers (at least 4 oz), 5 Easy mac cups and 5 packs of Capri sun or Kool aid jammers. Well........................Nabisco Go Paks are $1 right now and with $1 doubles and the coupon= FREECapri Sun are $1.99 and there are $1/3 blinkies in front of them, so I got 66 *1.99 = 11.94 - 2 $1 coupons doubled = $7.945 Easy Mac cups $1 each - b2g1 free tearpad - 2 .55/2 tearpad = $1.80So $7.94 + $1.80 = $9.74 and earn $20 BACK!WOO HOO!!!!!! This will require at least 5 transactions due to the limit of 1 like double per transaction.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wanchai Ferry Giveaway Winner

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:13
Timestamp: 2009-08-14 01:22:34 UTC

Lucky number 13, lol!

That would be Misty from Katy TX(I deleted mine and the anon's comment so Misty is number 13)

Please send me your info via email and I will get your prize pack out!
Thank you everyone for playing and keep reading as I have a WONDERFUL giveaway coming to my blog starting next week!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kroger $1 Doubles in TX/LA Saturday 8-15 ONLY

The ad has officially been released so now I will be adding to the google document even MORE offers and freebies for this event. Stay tuned for an updated spreadsheet in the next day or two. I will be out to the store jotting down more prices and the great members of HCW are helping. I hope to have an updated list soon, so please stay tuned for all the freebies.
Find the current list here, and if you are viewing while things are moving, don't be suprised, lol. I sneak in working on it every free moment I get.

There has been some question as to when this sale is going to start, and a very reliable source has informed me the stores should have the computers set at MIDNIGHT! I hope they are right!

Don't forget to head over to cellfire, shortcuts, pgesaver and upromise to load up your Kroger card for added savings. Might make for small overage on select items.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Coupons have RESET at

Thanks jane4girls for letting us know! has reset there coupons. If you already printed coupons for the Super $1 doubles at Kroger this Saturday, you can print AGAIN!

Some great ones to note:
Welch's refrigerated juice or cocktail $1 coupon- these will be .28 with doubles
Kellogg's Cinnabon bars $1 coupon- these will be FREE
Welch's jam, jelly .75 coupon- these will be .49 with doubles
Yo Plus yogurt $1 coupon - these will be .49 with doubles
Alka Seltzer 12 ct $1 coupon- these will be .99 with doubles
Pillsbury Savorings $1 coupon - these will be 1.79 with doubles
True lemon or lime products $1 coupon - these will be .99 with doubles
Raisinets $1 coupons(there are 3 coupons) - these will be .49 with doubles


Cellfire has added their new coupons. If you loaded the old coupons yesterday, you have two more weeks to use those, and you can add these new ones too! Head over to cellfire to load these before heading out shopping.

Here is a list of coupons that should be available for loading:
.25/1 4-pack or Larger COTTONELLE Toilet Paper
$1.00 any package of Huggies Diapers
$.75/3 Hamburger Helper Tuna Helper OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
$.50/2 boxes Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit
$.40/1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars
$.40/1 box Fiber One Chewy Bars
$.40/1 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
$.55 when you buy Trix cereal
$1.00 when you buy Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
$.50/1 4.5 OZ. + Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$.50/2 BOTH Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Frosting (any flavors/varieties)
$.80/2 Yoplait products listed: Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt - Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt
$.40/1 box Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes
$.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothies
$.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls
$1.00 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks
$.60/1 box Chex Mix Bars
$1.00 BAG any flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
* $1.00 any 4.5 OZ. + Barbecue OR Sour Cream & Onion Chex Mix
*$1 when purchasing a pack of nitrate-free Coleman Natural Beef Hot Dogs
*$1 when purchasing a nitrate-free Coleman Natural Hickory Smoked Bacon

*These coupons may not be available in all regions.

Look for the Boy Scouts

Well, I saw them out yesterday! The Boy Scouts are out selling the Entertainment Books again. Glad I was able to find them this year. This is a great fundraiser for them and a GREAT resource for coupons for your city. The book pays for itself very quickly. Look for the Boy Scouts outside the local grocery stores and pick up a book. To really learn how to maximize your savings, go here and read the ebook Julie at HCW has created.

Also, tommorrow I announce the winner of my Wanchai Ferry giveaway. Great chance to win still! Not many comments yet, so add your comments and win FREE food and the prize pack mentioned HERE.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hurry to Cellfire!!!!! Last day to load

Cellfire will be reloading coupons tommorrow, so if you have not loaded ALL the coupons you want, better hurry and load them tonight! They still have the $1 Honey Nut Cheerios loadable! With the .55 printable, this should make for cheap cheerios. There is bound to be other great matchups, so load up what you can for the $1 doubles Kroger will be having Saturday. Don't forget to check out my google document on prices for this even. This is a work in progress that will continue to be added to throughout the week.

Unilever is BACK- Load your coupons today

Unilever brands have returned to the list of loadable coupon sites. Set up your account today and save these coupons to your card before you head out shopping. Might make for more freebies, especially with $1 doubles coming Saturday. For a list of current prices and coupons so far compiled for the $1 doubles event, go here(This list will be continually updated with pricing throughout the week). Keep in mind the limit is one like coupon per transaction for doubling!

(Thank you Joann121 at HCW)

List of Unilever ecoupons available through October 18:

(When you log in, it will tell you there are no stores participating, but if you click the add coupons link under the Kroger logo on the right, the coupons pop up. I think they have a glitch on their site)

$1 Bertolli Frozen Product

$.50 Bertolli Pasta Sauce

$.25 Breyers Products (1.5 - 1.75 quart)

$.25 Hellman’s Mayo

$1.35/2 Country Crock Side Dishes

$.50 on Shedds Spread Country Crock Spread (22 oz)

$.25 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

$1/2 Klondike Products

$1/4 Knorr Sides

$.50/2 Knorr Lipton Dry Soup, Bouillion, or Gravy Products

$.40 Lipton Tea Products

$.75 Ponds Products

$.75/2 Popsicle Products

$.75/2 Promise Spreads

$.50 Ragu Pasta Sauce (16 oz)

$.60/2 Skippy Peanut Butter (15-16.3 oz)

$.50 Slim-Fast Products (excludes single bars/shakes)

$.25 Wishbone Salad Dressing

$1/2 Caress Products

$1.50/2 Degree Deodorant

$.75 Dove Hair Care, Beauty Bar or Body Wash

$.40 Lever 2000 Bar Soap (2 pack) or Body Wash

$.50 Q-Tips

$.55/2 Suave Deodorant Products

$.65/2 Suave Body Wash Products

$1/2 Sunsilk Products

$1/2 Vaseline Products

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Extra coupons in the Houston Chronicle

Do not overlook the Parade section of your paper this weekend. Inside is a $1 off coupon for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks and a McDonald's coupon for free fries and drink with purchase of Angus Third Pounders.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kroger Tx/La region doing Super $1 doubles

It has been confirmed! Kroger Southwest region(Texas and Louisiana) will be doubling coupons up to and including $1. There is a limit of 1 like coupon per transaction, but this has the potential to be a GREAT chance to get some FREEBIES! I will be maintaining a list of items that should be free after coupons. This list will be posted on HCW here. It will be a work in progress but might not have much posted until after Tuesday when the new ad breaks and we know what prices will be for the new week. Stay tuned for updates!

Great CVS run- Tommorrow's Sale

Thankfully, the CVS near my house sets the Sunday sale to start on Saturday. Since I had to head out to drop off some recycling and needed milk, I decided to get a CVS run out of the way today instead of waiting.

Luckily I checked HCW before I left and was able to go to and get a $5/25 printable.
Please read this post from HCW on how to get your $5/25 as well.
I also read the weekly sneak peek to see what good deals CVS has to roll my ecbs. Right away I saw the candy was a money maker so I definitely planned on getting that. I also saw I had some decent coupons for Huggies to make them cheap. Here is the transaction I ended up doing:

30 single serve candy bars .50 each - $1/2 insert 7-26RP
2 Huggies diapers $9 each - $3 homemailer - $1.50 insert 7-19SS
1 Gallon milk $2.69
1 CVS lotion $1.49 - free CRT coupon
-$5/25 coupon(I actually handed this one over FIRST)*
Paid with $10 ecb and $1 and .20 from my giftcard and received back

$5 for purchasing $15 worth of candy
$4 for purchasing 2 Huggies
$1 for purchasing milk(I was not expecting this as it was not in the ad at HCW)
I will also receive $1.50 in my Upromise account since I loaded the Huggies ecoupon they currently have up.

So overall cost:

$11.20 - $5 ecb - $4 ecb -$1 ecb -1.50 upromise = -.30
I think I have a good start on Halloween candy for the trick o treaters now!
*On the $5/25 coupon, the register beeped and the cashier informed me the register was saying it was not active until 8-10. She told me she would push it through anyway since the coupon does not have that written anywhere on it, so YMMV as to whether you can use it early or not.
It would be a good idea to get it soon though so you will have it available when needed.

Wanchai Ferry Review and Giveaway

Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I was given the opportunity to sample Wanchai Ferry frozen entrees. I was sent the Orange Chicken to sample and I have to say it was delicious! I am already a chicken enthusiast, so this was a perfect fit for me and my family. My kids were a bit skeptical when we set it in front of them but when they left the table, they left "happy" (empty) plates.
I was running late getting home yesterday and was happy to see this takes only 15 minutes to make and just requires 1 skillet. It tasted so much better than take-out too. Also, these meals have no MSG! Not something you can be sure of when dining out.

MyBlogSpark has been generous enough to also send me a second coupon to get one more entree free as well as the "Stay-At-Home" prize package pictured above. This prize package includes Asian inspired rice bowls, chopsticks and bamboo placemats.

Now it is your chance to win one of these "Stay-At-Home" prizes with 2 coupons for free Wanchai Ferry.

You can earn up to 5 entries for this giveaway, but I need you to leave a separate comment for each entry. (If you do not leave separate comments, your comment will only count as 1 entry). You have until Wed. Aug 12th @ 10 am to leave comments.

The first is mandatory for the giveaway and the others are bonus and optional
1. Leave a comment with a funny or inspiring fortune you have gotten(if you have never gotten a fortune, make one up) This is worth 1 entry. To earn up to 4 other entries, do one of the following and leave a comment that you have done it:

Bonus entries- make sure you leave a separate comment for each bonus entry
2. Follow or Subscribe to my blog (if you already subscribe, leave a comment telling me)
3. Follow my blog on facebook via Networked blogs link on the left column of my blog
4. Follow me on twitter: catladyfour4_ZM
5. Tweet about this giveaway - please include @catladyfour4_ZM in your tweet

Friday, August 7, 2009

Kroger Lunch Run- Cost .18

Stopped into Kroger to get some snacks for my kiddos for after school and found some more yogurt reduced to quick sale. I did this in two transactions since I had to go out to my car to grab some coupons for the Fiber One.

First transaction:
2.4 lbs bananas $1.18 - $1 produce winetag
3 Yoplait yogurts .99 each - 3 .35 insert tripled(adjusted to .99) 7-12SS

Second transaction
2 Horizon chocolate milk $1 - .25 insert tripled 8-2 SS
3 Yoplait yogurts .99 each - 3 .35 insert tripled 7-12SS
3 Fiber One yogurt .99 each - $1 insert 7-12SS
This transaction actually went negative because she put the yogurt coupons in for max tripling and pressed taxable so had -.33 tax.
Total was -.04 so she just zeroed it out and I paid nothing

All the yogurt coupons beeped because they were reduced for quick sale.

Reminder- Free Chocolate Friday

Don't forget today is free chocolate friday again. Go to Mars website to get your free Chocolate. You should receive an email confirming you have won after your registration. Limit 4 wins per household for the duration of the promotion.
Free chocolate FRIDAY.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Walgreens $5/25- another trip

I wanted to do another round of deals at Walgreens to load up on peanut butter. Luckily, I found a store with a ton of stuff in stock so I was able to get peanut butter and still leave plenty for another customer. I also did the Kelloggs promos again because my sister wants to split the stuff, so I will send the rebate form for her and we will split the goodies.
Here is the breakdown of what I got this round:
2 Pulls Ups clearanced for $3.19 - $2 printable(no longer avail.) - $1.50 homemailer
1 Vitamin conditioner $3.99 (earns $4 RR)
4 Kelloggs pop tarts $ 2 each - 2 $1/2 insert 8-2 (these are going to a friend)
8 Skippy peanut butter $2 each - 4 $1/2 insert 8-2 RP
1 Cheez Its $2 - .75 printable
4 Kelloggs rice krispie treats $2 each - 2 $1/2 insert 8-2
1 Corn Pops and 1 Raisin Bran $2.50 each - 2 $1 peelies
$35.12 (I messed up with my math BIG time on this one and didn't need to get so much, lol)
-$5/25 = 30.12
Tax $.15
Total oop $30.27 but got back
$4 RR for Vitamin conditioner, $5 for Kelloggs items, $2 for Kelloggs cereal, $10 for Skippy peanut butter and will get another $10 check for the Kelloggs rebate so
$30.27 - $4 RR - $5 RR - $2 RR - $10 RR - $10 = -.73
So after my stamp, pretty much got everything free.
There are certainly better ways to do this promo, but I really wanted peanut butter and Raisin Bran. The rest of the items are for friends and family.
The good news is Walgreens extended the $5/25 coupon through Saturday, so you still have time to go out and get some good deals!
*Make sure if you purchase the Kelloggs items for the rebate, that you keep the UPCS. Don't donate or giveaway, until you have those UPCs for your rebate.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Baked Chicken Nuggets

A couple weeks ago I started following a cooking blog. That is crazy for me as I don't cook! But I LOVE this blog. It is called 5dollardinners and it is WONDERFUL. Not only are the recipes CHEAP to make, but they are easy and nutritious. I will be adding this blog to my blog roll for my readers because I really think you should check it out. Even someone that doesn't cook like me can find some good, easy recipes. I love that many of her recipes don't call for those obscure ingredients that I non-cook NEVER has, like ginger, onion root, etc!
One recipe that really caught my eye was for Chicken Nuggets. My kids LOVE nuggets, but I don't like that they are fried so not the best for them. Well Erin at 5dollardinners has what she calls Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets. I had to give these a try since they are actually just baked.
I did tweek her recipe a bit because my family are a bunch of wussies and even griped that it was still too much pepper, lol. Here is what I did, and you can compare that to what she did here
A little over 1 lb of Chicken tenderloin chopped into nugget size pieces(I got this for .06 today at Kroger with sale and $3 winetag chicken coupon)
2 tbsp mustard whisked together with 3 tbsp milk(she used spicy or dijon mustard)

Erin used flour with paprika, pepper and salt for this step. I used croutons and that I banged into crumbs and skipped the paprika (got the croutons free at Heb during a meal deal promo) I didn't quite have enough croutons so I grabbed one of my Kashi Heart to Heart 1 serving cups I got free at Target with printable and banged it to finish covering my remaining chicken(couldn't taste a noticeable difference)

This is what my nuggets looked like on a foil lined cookie sheet before cooking at 425 for 15 mins.

This is what the nuggets looked like after they were cooked. I thought they were yummy, but I chose to also dip them in Spicy mustard to eat. Dh said I added to much pepper, lol. I think they were delicious!
Please visit Erins blog for more easy yummy recipes. I know I will be finding some more to change out our old boring stand bys.(And NO, I am not getting paid or ANY incentive for hyping up her blog. I just really do not cook and even I could not screw this up!)

Walgreens Run to use $5/25

This was my first trip to Walgreens this week and I was a little disappointed that they were out of some of the items I wanted. I had to wing it and get several items we don't even eat just so I could make my scenario work to my advantage. The good news is I can always trade with others for what I need or donate the items we will not eat(poptarts, Fudge cookies anyone?)
Anyway, for those of you that are not aware, Walgreens has a printable coupon out to save $5 on a $25 purchase,good until 8/8. This $25 has to be AFTER all coupons and discounts, so you have to really work the ad to come out ahead on this one. Here is my breakdown:
4 Dove deodorant $3.50 each -2 $1.50/2 insert 6-7 RP
4 Dove body mist $3.50 each -free wyb deodorant insert 6-7 RP
2 Cheez its $2 each(there are .75 printables, but I didn't have them with me)
1 Kelloggs Rice Krispies $4.49 - $1 peelie (this was marked $2.50 on the shelf, so will have to go back tommorrow for refund)
1 Kelloggs Froot Loops $2.50 - $1 peelie
2 Keebler fudge shoppe cookies $2 each - $1/2 insert 8-2
4 Kelloggs pop tarts $2 each - 2 $1/2 insert 8-2
Total: 29.99 - $5
Tax -.08
Total oop: $ 24.91
Earned *$10 RR, $5 RR and $2 RR and can mail in for $10 Kelloggs rebate
Should also get back $1.99 for the Rice Krispies so
$24.91 - $10 RR - $5 RR - $2 RR - $10 rebate - $1.99 refund = -$4.08 profit.

*Earned $10 RR by purchasing 8 participating Unilever products(Dove), page 8 of this weeks ad
Earned $5 RR by purchasing $10 worth of participating Kelloggs/Keebler, page 2 of this weeks ad
Earned $2 RR by purchasing 2 Kelloggs cereal, page 1 of this weeks ad
Earn $10 rebate by purchasing 10 participating Kelloggs/Keebler/Sunshine products in one transaction(see rebate form found in 8-2 inserts)

UPDATE: Walgreens has extended the $5/25 coupon to expire 8-8 now, so two more days to use it!

New Sweepstakes and Instant Win at Kroger

Kroger has a new Sweepstakes and instant win contest on their website. The grand prize winner will receive free gas and groceries for one year($4,862 gift card)! For the instant win, you can log in each day and take a spin or two(if you register your Kroger Plus card) on the wheel to see if you can win one of over 5,000 instant win prizes. The sweepstakes is open to all 47 States(sorry Florida, NY and Rhode Island residents) and the District of Columbia. This is open to the whole Kroger family chain of stores but each sweepstakes is being run through the local banner store that your card is registered under, so please visit here to get the link for the appropriate store websites link to the Sweepstakes.

When you are done with the contest, head over to this link and print some coupons Kroger has available. There is currently a $3 off Comforts diaper coupon! Comforts is the Kroger brand of diaper and they usually sale for $6.99.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kroger P&G promotion

Kroger has a P&G promotion going for this week and next week. For each four participating items you purchase, $4 comes off your total automatically. My mom and sister found out Aussie and Herbal Essence was on the list so they asked if I could pick some up for them. I thought the price was a bit much for shampoo and stylers but they live in the land of no Kroger(ie no doubles) so they thought the price was GREAT!
I am glad they asked me to go because I found some yogurt reduced for quick sale AND they each had 3 Box tops for education on them, woo hoo!
Here is my breakdown:
part of P&G promo
3 Herbal Essence shampoo $2.99 each
3 Herbal Essence stylers $2.99 each - 3 bogo coupons(cashier input these at $3.49)
4 Aussie shampoo $2.99 each - 2 $2/2 insert coupons
2 Aussie hairspray $2.99 each - $2/2 insert coupon
-12 for P&G promotion
not part of P&G promo
3 Crest toothpaste $1 - .50 insert coupon
3 Listerine pocket paks $1 - .50 insert coupons(these beep?)
3 Yoplait GoGurt .99 each - 3 .35 insert coupons tripled(these beep since item is reduced for quicksale-cashier gave me full $1.05 tripled value)
Tax = .27
Cost oop $6.50.

*The Listerine pocket paks sale ends today and the Crest toothpaste sale ends tommorrow.

DEAD! Kraftmaid Idea books HURRY!

Kraftmaid Kitchen Idea books are back. These are wildly popular and usually are only available for a couple hours! Grab one while you can by clicking the picture and requesting one via snail mail.

ETA: Congrats to those that were able to get one of these. Seems it only lasted 3 hours this time.