Sunday, January 31, 2010

Printable coupons should be resetting!!!

It is about to be a new month, and that means NEW COUPONS!!!!!!!
Don't forget to check out all the hot sites to print their new offerings: (not all sites listed update monthly)
Betty Crocker
Snack Picks

Don't forget those loadable sites that reset on the new month
PgEsaver(for Safeway)

Some exciting ones I see that I will be printing:
$1/2 Kraft cheese(will help with Kroger mega sale)
$1 Rhodes Warm and Serv rolls (Kroger sells 4 packs, not sure if they are warm and serv yet?)
.50/2 Pillsbury crescent rolls(catalina promo is still live for Kroger and Randalls)
$1 Purina Friskies Party Mix(these are bound to go on sale for $1)
.50 Betty Crocker or Fiber One Muffin Mix(combined with loadables, can get these free often)
.50 Fiber One Muffin Mix(combined with loadables, can get these free often)
.50 Betty Crocker frosting(usually free with loadables)
$1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters(currently on mega deal and get $1.50 cat wyb 3)
.50/1 Chex Mix chocolate(currently on mega deal and will be free with loadable)
.50/2 Green Giant frozen boxed veggies(combine with loadables for close to free)
$5 Pictureka! Game(not sure the wording, but last year this coupon included the card game)
$3/2 Glade Fragrance Collection(if you printed before, it should have reset)
$1 Yoplait Fiber One (combine with loadable and get them free at Randalls)

.40 Betty Crocker cookie mix(with loadables usually free at Randalls)
.50 Chex Mix(on mega sale and free with loadables)
.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls(catalina deal, can never have enough bread)
.50/2 Green Giant boxed veggies(we never get these in the inserts, so I print from ALL sources)
.75/3 Hamburger Helper(on sale for $1.50 at Randalls, if you have multiple loadables, free)
$1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters(for mega deal and catalina deal)

For all you missing the other loadable Huggies coupons! Set up your Upromise account to be tied to your CVS, Kroger and Safeway card and they will add the money to your Upromise account for your participating purchase. You don't have to send in receipts or keep track!
$1 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers
$2 Huggies Little Movers Diapers
$3 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers
$1/2 Huggies Baby Wipes

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Check YOUR spam folders!!!!!!!!

Readers that took advantage of the Babies R Us facebook promotion yesterday, I got my email today in my spam box.
Might want to check your spam box for yours!

And, for those doing the Kroger mega sale, a few more deals that have been found:

Brawny Paper towels 6 roll big pack or 8 roll regular pack $5.49
-$1 insert 1-24 Rp - $2 loadable (not sure if still available to load but expires 1-31)
Final price: $2.49 for 6 or 8 rolls or .42 or .31 per roll wyb 10 participating items

Hunts tomatoes .95 each
-$1/3 IP OR $1/4 blinkie -$.45/3 loadable(not sure if still available to load but expires 2-21)
Final price: .35 for 3 with IP and loadable OR
.35 for 4 with blinkie and loadable OR
.80 for 4 with $1/4 blinkie wyb 10 participating items

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Free $5 eGift Card at Babies R US- Today only Jan 28

Thank you to Erin for the heads up on this GREAT freebie. Now rush over and fan Babies R Us on Facebook and you will get a free $5 eGift Card, while supplies last. You must do this TODAY though!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Randalls run 1-27

Did a quick run to Randalls yesterday to see what goodies I could get for free or cheap.

Please recall my store will double 1 like coupon up to .50 and triple 1 like coupon up to .39.
Store coupons I used were all from the Make it Tonight booklet.
I was in a bit of a rush and so I probably missed a few deals but this is what I got

1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $3.69 - $1 cellfire - .40 cellfire - $1 shortcuts - $1 IP = .29
2 Progresso black bean soup .99 each - .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 insert 1-17 SS - .75/2 store coupon = -.27
2 Cheese Nips $1.99 each - $1 insert 1-24 SS - $1 store coupon = -.02
1 Gatorade G2 $1 - .50 insert 1-10RP = FREE
1 Yoplait Fiber One yogurt $2 - $1 cellfire - .50 insert 1-3 GM = FREE
1 Blistex lip balm $1 - .35 insert 1-17SS= FREE
1 Carefree to Go $.99 - $1 peelie = -.01
1 Green Works cleaner $1.99 - .50 IP = .99
2 Pillsbury crescent rolls $1.49 each - .40/2 1-3 GM -$1/2 store coupon = 1.18
2 Pillsbury Grands $1.29 each - 2 .30 shortcuts - .30/2 1-3 GM - $1/2 store coupon = .08
2 Pillsbury holiday cookies $2.99 each - .75 cellfire - 2 .75 shortcuts - .40/2 peelie - $1/2 store coupon = 1.93
2 Pillsbury toaster strudels $2.50 each - 2 .55/2 cellfire - .55 shortcuts - $1 IP - .35 1-3 GM - $1/2 store coupon = .30
-$4 catalina from prior Pillsbury deal
Tax: -.13
Cost oop: $0.34 and earned another $4 from Pillsbury and .50 oynso for Green Works cleaner.

Today, the cellfire I used that are still within loading date were available for me to load on my Kroger card and take advantage of them there :)

Kroger Mega Deal Run 1-27-10

I went to Kroger yesterday to look for unadvertised mega deal items. I didn't have many of my coupons with me, so I did this small transaction.
4 Capri Sun $1.99 each - $1/2 IP
2 I Can't Believe It's not butter $1.49 each - $1 IP
1 Finish Quantum $3.49 - $2.50 insert
1 Post Raisin Bran $2.69 - $2 IP
1 Quaker snacks $1 - .75 insert
1 Chex Mix chocolate $1.99 - .50 shortcuts - .50 IP
1 Kroger Tussin cough syrup $2.49 - $2.50 catalina off cough/cold
-$5 Mega sale
-$4 catalina from prior Pillsbury purchase
Tax: -.38
Cost oop: -.03 (I didn't expect the tax to come off and they let me keep the three cents )

I will save the receipt to use it toward the $20 Kraft/Nabisco rebate.
For the dates of inserts and links to IP and rebate details, please see my blog post here.

Oh, and for those wanting Sobe Lifewater(on MEGA sale) here is a link to a bogo coupon I just found! Should make 2 FREE! ENJOY. (Thanks to pinkymama on SD)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kroger Mega Sale Starts Tommorrow

Yay! Another mega sale at Kroger.

For those of you unfamiliar with a mega sale, here is some vital information to know. You must buy 10 participating items in one transaction, and $5 will come off at the end of your transaction when the cashier hits the total button. There are sometimes limits, but I believe I heard this one is unlimited, so you will get 1 $5 off for EACH 10 participating items you purchase.

You can mix and match(you don't have to buy 10 of one item, for example chili)

One suggestion: If you are purchasing other NON-mega items in your transaction, I would suggest getting a full size shopping cart and putting one of the hand carts in there. In that hand cart, put just the mega items so you can quickly take a count before going to the register. This will save you a few headaches at the registers.

Now, to highlight some of the goodies I see:
*Prices listed are ad prices. Mega deal will essentially take .50 off per item in addition to whatever coupons you use

Solo plastic Plates or Cups 1.99
-$1 insert 12-06-09 SS
Final price: .49 WYB 10 participating items

Dixie Napkins bowls or plates $1.99
-$1 blinkie
Final price: .49 WYB 10 participating items

Electrasol Finish powder or tabs 3.49
-$2.50 insert 1-3 SS
Final price: .49 WYB 10 participating items

Pedigree Canned Dog Food $1
-bogo 1-3 RP or bogo IP or bogo peelie
Final price: FREE WYB 10 participating items

Beggin Strips $2.99
-$1 IP - $1 Cellfire loadable
Final price: .49 WYB 10 participating items

Tidy Cat Litter $1.99
-$1 IP -$1 Cellfire loadable
Final price: -.01 WYB 10 participating items

I can't believe its not butter $1.49
-$1 IP (let me print 5 per computer!) OR
-.50 insert 11-15-09
Final price: -.01 WYB 10 participating items

Kraft singles, bars or shreds $1.99
-$1/2 insert 1-24 SS or
Final price: $1.98 for 2 WYB 10 participating items

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $3.54
-.35 insert 1-3 GM - .55/2 Cellfire loadable
Final price: $0.89 for 2 WYB 10 participating items

Quaker Quakes $1 (found in health food section)
-.75 insert 1-10 RP
Final price: -.25 wyb 10 participating items

Chocolate Chex Mix $1.99
-.50 IP or IP - .50 Chocolate Chex Mix Loadable or Loadable
Final price: -.01 WYB 10 participating items

Pepsi 2 liters $1.29
-.25 hangtags or .25 Bud bowl booklet(found at Randalls)
Final Price: .04 WYB 10 participating items

Capri Sun 10 pack $1.99
-$1/2 IP
Final Price: 1.98 on 2 WYB 10 participating items

Rotel .90
-.30 insert 1-24 (Houston didn't get these)
Final Price: -.50 WYB 10 participating items

Franks red hot sauce $1.69
-.50 IP or IP
Final Price: .19 WYB 10 participating items

French's mustard $1.69
-.50 insert 1-24SS or IP or IP
Final Price: .19 WYB 10 participating items

Cattlemen's Barbeque Sauce $1.69
-.50 IP
Final Price: .19 WYB 10 participating items

Post Cereal $2.60
-$2 IP(not sure if this variety is part of sale)
Final price: .10 WYB 10 participating items

Easy Mac cups $1
-$1/5 tearpad
Final price: 1.50 on 5 WYB 10 participating items*

*This sale would be a GREAT time to pick up the 5 Capri Sun and 5 Easy Mac if you are working on the $20 Kraft/Nabisco back to school rebate. Details found here
For a full list of the ad and matchups, please see this post on HCW.
If you guys see any HOT deals I missed, feel free to post in the comments and I will add them to the list!
Typically, these Mega sales go for two weeks, so if you are in need of coupons, I would suggest trading, or checking a coupon clipping site, like

Free Chick Fil Breakfast Feb 8-11 YMMV

I just got an email from the Mission Bend Chick Fil A advertising free breakfast February 8-11. You might want to check your local Chick Fil A to see if they are doing a similar promotion!

For those of you near the Mission Bend store, you can go between 6 am - 10:30 am to get your freebies. No other purchase is necessary and you can get one freebie per person per visit.

Feb 8 - Free Cinnamon Clusters

Feb 9 - Free 3 pack Chick-n-Minis

Feb 10 - Free Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit

Feb 11 - Free NEW Yogurt Parfait (I am super excited to try this one!!!!!)

Randalls Make it Tonight Booklet

This is what the booklet looks like that has the $1/2 Randalls Pillsbury coupons. There are several other really good coupons in the booklet. I found this at the bakery and deli counter at my store.

Randalls Money Maker on Pillsbury refrigerated products

Yesterday a wonderful catalina promotion started at Randalls. Purchase 4 Pillsbury refrigerated products in one transaction get $2 oynso catalina(on your next shopping order), purchase 5, get $3 or purchase 6, get $4 catalina. Well, luckily I had been saving up my loadables from Cellfire and Shortcuts and was able to score BIG on this deal! I also found these coupon booklets at Randalls with $1/2 Pillsbury STORE coupons inside.(you do have to spend $20 BEFORE coupons to use these)

None of the items were sale price, so you don't need to rush out today to score them. Also, the store I went to at lunch did not have the little cinnamon rolls that are cheaper, so you might fair better than I, depending on your coupons.

Please recall my store will double 1 like coupon up to .50 and triple 1 like coupon up to .39

Here is my breakdown:

2 Natures Own bread $2.99 bogo sale = $2.99
2 PureVia $1.99 each - $2 insert(2nd coupon beeped and was adjusted to $1.99) = -.01
1 Annies mac and cheese .99 - .50 tearpad(I found this at Randalls, yay!) = -.01
1 Blistex $1 - .35 insert = FREE
2 Pillsbury pizza crust $2.59 each - $1/2 cellfire - 2 .40/2 shortcuts - $1/2 shortcuts - 2 .35 insert 1-24SS - $1/2 store coupon = -.02
2 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls $1.89 each- $.40/2 cellfire - 2 .40/2 shortcuts - $1/2 shortcuts - $1/2 IP or IP - $1/2 Store coupon = -.42
2 Pillsbury crescent rolls $1.49 each- .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 shortcuts - $1/2 shortcuts - .40/2 *insert - $1/2 store coupon = -.82

-$1.50 catalina from a prior deal
Tax: -.21
Cost oop: $0
Earned $4 oynso for buying the 6 Pillsbury

*There is a .50/2 crescent roll printable here

Clever Kids Printables

I was looking at my email and I saw this site. You can download sheets for your child to color and work on their letters and numbers. Since I have a 3 year old that is working on her handwriting right now, I thought these were really cute. If you want these downloads, just go here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Walgreens - Free Pert and Sure

I had a $2 RR expiring so ran in to get the Pert that is free after RR and the Sure that is free after in ad coupon and manuf. coupon. Also picked up some free Reynolds foil since I was there.
Here is my transaction:
2 Pert for Men $5 - 2 $1.50 insert 1-24 = $2
4 Sure deodorant $1.50 each after in ad coupon - $1.50 insert 1-24 = FREE
2 Reynolds foil .89 each after in ad coupon - $1 booklet coupon(found booklet at Randalls and it does NOT exclude the 20 ft size) = -.22
2 Candy canes (one not pictured because I gave to coworkers) .12 each = .24
-$2 RR
Paid .02 oop and got back $2 for buying Pert

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cellfire resets on Tuesday January 26

Cellfire will be resetting their coupons on Tuesday. If you have not loaded your coupons yet, now is the time to head over there and get the rest of them loaded onto either your Randalls or Kroger shopper card. Please keep in mind, you can only load each coupon to one card at a time.

Normally, I load all them to Randalls since they will take multiples off, but there is going to be a MEGA sale at Kroger starting Wednesday, so some of your loadables might be better to load to your Kroger card instead.
Ones I recommend for Kroger:
.50 Chex Mix coupon, combining with .50 IP will make it free at Kroger starting Wednesday
.40 Fiber One chewy bars, combine with .40 IP makes it .99 after Mega sale
.40 Nature Valley granola bars, combine with .40 IP makes it .99 after Mega sale
$1 Purina dry cat food
$1 Tidy cat litter, will make it .49 for mega sale

Make sure you load ALL your Pillsbury coupons, I would suggest to your Randalls card.
A catalina deal starts tommorrow at both Randalls and Kroger(it will be better to do FIRST at Randalls since multiple loadables come off)
Buy 4 get $2, Buy 5 get $3, buy $6 get $4 oynso (pretty much the refrigerated line of Pillsbury products)

Don't forget to check out Shortcuts too!
I am currently working the matchups for Kroger and when completed will list here on my blog, but for now, check what I have done so far on HCW.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kroger run 1-23

WOW! I have not been spending much time at Kroger lately so tried to get a few deals in since I was near a very coupon friendly store today.
I did have to go to the service desk for a couple items that were marked wrong, I will note these at the end of the post.
Please recall my Kroger stores will double 3 like coupons up to .50 and triple 3 like coupons up to .39 in one transaction.

3 G2 $1 each - .50 insert 1-10RP= FREE
3 Fuze $1 each - .50 tearpad(found at CVS) = FREE
10 Sani-hands hand sanitizers $1 each - $1 insert 4-19SS= FREE
3 Halls cough drops $1 each -.50 IP = FREE
1 Starkist pouch $1 - .50 IP = FREE
1 Kroger Allergy $2.49 - $2.50 catalina = FREE
2 Kroger Nitetime cough medicine $3.49 bogo - $2.50 catalina = .99
3 Tony's pizza(not pictured) $1 - .50 insert 12-13 SS= FREE
1 Banana(not pictured) .16
4 Coffee-mate creamers* $1 each - 2 $1.50/2 IP = $1
3 Gum 2 pack toothbrushes $3.19* - $1 insert 11-15 RP(got these in trade)= $6.57
Cost oop: $8.97

There was also a demo for Weight Watchers so I got the coupons from that. The guy was very friendly and was encouraging everyone to take LOTS of coupons, lol.

*I purchased 2 Pumpkin Spice coffeemate that were marked 2/$1 but they rang up $1 each.
The gum 2 packs were marked $1 but rang up $3.19 each. I went to customer service and the gum toothbrush tag was out of date, but they gave me the price difference back since it was still tagged. For the coffeemate, they gave me the scan right guarantee for the price disprency so I got $1.50 back(one for free and the other at the price difference)
so I got back an $8.48 credit
So cost oop: $0.49

$1 Coffee-Mate Printable - FREE Holiday Flavors at Kroger

Coffee-mate has a promotion right now where you can send some encouraging words to a candidate in their Dress for Success Campaign. Dress for Success donates money for interview clothing for women trying to enter(or re-enter) the workforce. You can send words of encouragement to these women and in turn, you will be allowed to print a $1 coupon for a 15 oz + of Coffeemate. Right now, several Kroger stores have the holiday flavors(Gingerbread, Pumkin spice, etc) on clearance for $1, making them FREE with this coupon.
Just go to this link, and click the "send a cup of confidence" link at the top of the screen. From there, just fill out your information and send some words of encouragement and you will be given your link for the $1 coupon.

Thank you to whosaidnothinginlifeisfree.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Randalls run with more loadables fun!

I have not used my mom's card for awhile so she had quite the assortment of loadables on her card. I did similar deals as yesterday, but found a few more I want to report in hopes you can get some goodies too!
Please remember my store doubles 1 like coupons up to .50 and triples 1 like coupon up to .39
Here is what I did:
1 Annie mac and cheese .99 - .50 IP = FREE
1 Lance snacks $2 - $1 IP = $1
1 Pure Via $1.99 - $2 insert = -.01 (this coupon did beep)
1 Betty Crocker frosting $1.99 - 2 .50 cellfire - 1 .50 shortcuts -.50 peelie = -.51
1 Betty Crocker cookie mix $2.29 -2 .40 shortcuts - $1 cellfire(wyb cookie mix and frosting) - .40 insert 12-13SS= -.31
1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.50(only the Lemon cake was this price) - 2 .50 cellfire - .50 shortcuts - .50 IP = -$1
1 Fiber One Muffins $2.50 - .50 cellfire - 2 .50 shortcuts - .50 insert 1-3 GM = FREE
1 John Frieda Root Awakening detangler $5.49 - 2 $2 cellfire - $2.50 IP(no longer available)* = -$1.01
4 Purina Cheweez Sticks $5 - $1 cellfire - $4/4 insert(beeps) 11-15 SS = FREE
1 Fiber One yogurt $1.25 - $1 cellfire - $1 shortcuts - $1 IP = -$1.75
1 Fiber One Bars $3 - 2 .40 cellfire - .40 shortcuts - .40 insert 1-3 GM = $1
5 Betty Crocker fruit snacks $2 each - .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 shortcuts - .40 shortcuts- $1/2 IP? - .50/2 IP - .40 IP = $6.20
-2 $3 wyb 3 participating products
4 Philadelpia Cream Cheese $1.49 each - 2 $1/2 booklet coupons(found on Bud Light display) =$3.96
1 Breakstone cottage cheese doubles $1.29
2 Progresso soup $1.11 each - .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 shortcuts - .50/2 insert 1-17SS* = .22
-$5 oynso catalina from prior order
Tax: .28
Cost oop: $1.46
*I could not find these 2 coupons on the receipt but I still cannot get the math to balance. I had a sick kiddo with me that was distracting so I might have missed something else. We were just waiting on her presciption to get filled otherwise I would have paid more attention.
I earned a $5 for purchasing 5 participating Kraft and $3.50 for purchasing 5 BC fruit snacks in one order
so overall cost 6.46 - 8.50 cat's earned = $2.04 profit

Walgreens Deal on Childrens Benadryl!

This requires a bit of work and for you to have some good coupons ahead of time, but I needed Benadryl for my sick kid and so I was happy to find this deal!
Pictured(on the far left) is a coupon booklet* I found at Safeway(Randalls on the shampoo aisle) about a week ago. It is filled with manufacturer coupons and one is for $4/2 Benadryl products.
I also still have the Walgreens Activity book coupons for $1 off Childrens Benadryl 4 oz or 18 pack tablets(takes $1 off each-these are from the Walgreens coloring books).

Well, this week Children's Benadryl is on sale for $5 each and you earn a $3 RR wyb 2.
Here is what I did:
2 Childrens Benadryl $10 - $4/2 booklet - $2 activity booklet = $4
3 candy necklaces 3/$1(fillers to use my RR) = $1
-2 $1 RR
-1 $3 RR
Cost oop: $0 and earned $3 RR back
Total cost $2 for my two MUCH needed Benadryl (your cost could be $1 for the two if you don't need fillers or need cheaper ones)

*There are some really good manufacturer coupons in this booklet besides the Benadryl one(also good on Tylenol etc), including $1 off ANY Huggies wipes, and several Dove product coupons.

Walgreens Activity Book/Coloring Book with coupons

I have gotten several questions on where to find this booklet. I can't help much with the where but to tell you where I found mine in the stores I shop:
* with the coloring books
* with the Holiday merchandise on the flex aisle
* in the pharmacy in a cardboard display
* on the risers not marked

I have added the picture so you know what you are looking for. From this point forward, I will reference this post when refering to this coupon booklet so you will have a visual for what to look for.

Betty Crocker $10 Home mailer!

Sorry for the terrible graphic, I am home with a very sick kiddo and am touch and go on the computer. Go here and see if you are elgible for the new Betty Crocker enewsletters. If you are, they will mail you a booklet with $10 worth of coupons! Home mailers are most often better than the values found in the paper or as printables, so check if you can get in on this offer while supplies last.
Thanks to Freebies4mom for the link.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BeingGirl Freebies

I don't sign up for many freebies in the mail because I just don't make the time, but this one is worth noting. I am not sure when I signed up for this free sample, but it is definitely worth signing up for! Suprise coupons make this a GREAT freebie to get. $2 off Tampax Pearl and a coupon for FREE Infinity pads was no way advertised on this freebie.
Go here to sign up for this freebie too!

Randalls Run Jan. 20

New sales ad at Randalls has a really GREAT deal on Betty Crocker fruit snacks(and a few other items). When you purchase 3 in one transaction(limit 18 per transaction), you get $3 off instantly, mix and match sale. Combining this with coupons and the current catalina deal on the fruit snacks makes for a GREAT deal. (Buy 3 get $1.50, buy 4 get $2.50 or buy 5 get $3.50) Here is my transaction:

Please recall my store will double one like coupon up to .50 and triple one like coupon up to .39

1 Annie Shells and Cheese .99 - .50 IP = FREE
2 PureVia sweetener $1.99 each - $2 insert 1-3SS(second one beeped) = FREE
1 Tide 1 load .99 - .35 insert 1-17P&G = FREE
1 Blistex $1 - .35 insert 1-17SS = FREE
1 Betty Crocker frosting $1.99 -2 .50 cellfire - .50 shortcuts - .50 peelie = -.51
2 Hot Pockets $2.49 each - bogo catalina = $2.49*
5 Breakstone cottage cheese doubles $1.29 each = 6.45 (earn $5 oynso catalina wyb 5)

Buy 3 promotion items:
1 Fiber One Granola bars $3 - 2 .40 cellfire - .40 shortcuts - .40 1-3 GM insert = $1
1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal $2.50 - .55 shortcuts - $1 IP = .95
2 Betty Crocker fruit roll ups $2 each - .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 shortcuts - .50/2 IP = $2
2 Betty Crocker shapes $2 each - .40 shortcuts - 2 .40 IP = 2.40
-2 $3 instant savings
-$5 catalina (from prior purchase)
Tax -.41
Cost oop: $3.36 and earned $5 oynso for the Breakstone and $2.50 for the fruit snacks.

*I forgot to use the Hot Pockets in ad coupon to make Hot Pockets $1.50 so I should have saved an extra $1.98.
Overall cost: $0.86

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kroger and Box Tops for Education Join Forces- Earn 5 free btfe!

As a Kroger shopper and a box top coordinator, I am excited to bring you this news! I just got an email letting me know Kroger and BTFE have teamed up for clip free savings for your school. If you go here and sign up your Kroger card, you will earn 5 bonus box tops! This site is different than the btfe site so you will need to sign up here and have your Kroger card number handy.
After the quick registration, I was told I earned 5 box tops for my school. After signing up, you may want to click the alarm clock to wake up to bonus box tops offer. Here, they have offers you can load to your Kroger card to earn extra box tops for education for your school simply purchasing the required products at Kroger with your Kroger Plus card! Super easy and a great way to earn FREE money for your local school.
If you don't have kids or your kids are no longer in a school that collects box tops, you can still sign up as I am sure any local school would love the help. When you sign up, it will ask for your zip code and offer a pull down for the schools that are signed up for the box top program in your area. Feel free to sign up under one, it won't cost you anything but 5 minutes of your time.
The 3 promotions I noticed currently available is 3-5 bonus box tops for purchasing 3-5 participating GM cereals, 3-5 Yoplait kids products or 3-5 Pillsbury products.
This appears to be good for the family of Kroger stores(Dillons, Frys, King Soopers etc).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Please excuse the mess!

I am working on the blog in my spare time, so if you see weird things, please ignore. I am working on my background and my button and things might get shuffled around a bit during the transition.
Don't worry, I will still blog about the deals too, but I was sick a bit last week and have done limited shopping. From what I have seen, the deals are pretty slim this week anyway, but I am preparing some matchups for Randalls with loadables.
Shortcuts reset and I see LOTS of duplicates and am planning a run to Randalls on Wednesday!

Quaker $1 printable on Red Plum

These should still be on sale at Kroger for $1.88. Print more $1 coupons to go with the sale. My oldest finally got hooked on oatmeal and has been eating it daily!
The print at RedPlum is no longer available(sorry I just got word from RedPlum that this offer is not available, but you can still print directly from the Quaker site if you have not maxed out that offer.
While you are at RedPlum, you might want the print the $2 Theraflu for the Walgreens Theraflu/Lipton deal. The $1 off Carefree product(makes the small one free at Dollar General) and the .75 No Yolk noodles(these are $1.50 at Randalls and there is a .50 loadable at Upromise)

Edit: It appears there are issues with this Oatmeal coupon not printing. I am not able to print at work, so I was not aware of the issue. I have contacted RedPlum and I received a response that they are researching this currently and hope to have it fixed soon. I will keep you guys posted.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Walgreens run 1-17

I had some RR expiring today so I ran to my Walgreens to grab a couple deals. I didn't see much FREE this week for weekly deals, but there are several monthly deals still going.

I did two transactions

Trans #1:
1 Bayer Contour and 1 Bayer Breeze2 Meters $14.99 each - $14.99 insert 10-25 RP = FREE
2 Wet Ones wipes $2 each - $1.50 IP(goes straight to printing) = $1
1 Candy canes .25 (filler)
-$1 RR
Paid : $.27 OOP and earned
$1 for purchasing 2 Wet Ones, 2 - $5 for monitors and $3 for buying 2 Bayer products

Trans #2:
1 Theraflu Sugar Free $3.99 - $2 IP or IP- $2 Diabetes booklet
1 Lipton tea $2.99
1 Candy canes .25 (filler)
-$3 RR
Paid: .23 OOP and earned
$4 for purchasing Theraflu and Lipton in 1 transaction

Another deal I read about but did not take advantage of:

4 Vics NyQuil or DayQuil $5 each
-4 $2 P&G insert 1-17
Earn $10 RR wyb $20 worth
Final Price: $12 at register, $2 after coupons and RR

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Disney Movie Rewards - 5 points FREE every month!

If you are a member of Disney Movie Rewards, you should be getting a monthly e-newsletter in your email. Well, if you are anything like me, you probably don't read half the newsletter you are subscribed to and you delete them so they don't clutter your inbox. Well, for now on, before you start deleting the Disney newsletter, you should scroll to the bottom of the page. For the last several months, they have a code for 5 free points to your Disney Movie Rewards just for reading the email! That is worth a scroll of my mouse, how about you?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cottonelle Team Roll Over

Cottonelle Team Over

Which way do you do your toilet paper?

by leaving a comment on my post you will be entered to win 1 of 10 Cottonelle gift baskets randomly chosen on January 29, 2010 from all entries.

I am entering a contest for a month's worth of Cottonelle toilet paper as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kraft First Taste - Digiorno 200 Calorie Freebie

If you are a member of Kraft First Taste, you might want to check your account. I just got an email and when I logged in, I had an offer for this Digiorno 200 Calorie pizza(they will mail the coupon).
Might want to have a list of names and emails handy while you are heading there. They let you tell 10 friends and send coupons to them. Woo Hoo, I am excited about this as I LOVE Digiorno pizzas, yummy!
If you are not a member of Kraft First Taste, sign up(it is free) and you will start getting these offers soon too!

Kroger matchups 1/13-1/19

Kroger has a couple freebies/cheapies this week to note.
Please remember my Kroger will double 3 like coupons up to .50 and triple 3 like coupons up to .39 per transaction.

Birds eye frozen Vegetables 10-12oz $1
-.50 insert 1-10 SS or
-.50 insert 12-6 SS
Final price: FREE

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls $1
-$1/2 Cellfire loadable
-.50/1 IP
Final Price: -$1 or FREE

Pillsbury Grands $1
-$.30/2 shortcuts
-.50/1 IP
Final Price: -$.30 or FREE

Pillsbury Crescent rolls $1
-$.50/2 shortcuts
-.50/1 IP
Final Price: -$.50 or FREE

Old El Paso sides $1.25
-.50 Cellfire loadable
-.50 IP
Final Price: -$.25 or .25

Hormel pepperoni $1
-.35 IP
Final Price: FREE

Starkist tuna pouch $1
-$1 IP
Final Price: FREE

Hall's Cough Drops $1
-.50 IP
Final Price: FREE

Gatorade G2 $1
-.50 insert 1-10 RP
Final Price: FREE

Oikos Greek Yogurt $1 (found in organic cold section)
-$1 insert
Final Price: FREE

Suave invisible solid $1
-.50 insert 10-25 RP(expires 1-17) couldn't find in Houston inserts
Final Price: FREE

Sani Hands kids hand sanitizer $1
-$1 insert 4-19 SS
Final Price : FREE

Tonys Pizza $1
-$.50 insert 12-13SS
Final Price: FREE

Pillsbury Brownie Mix $1
-.40 insert 11-8 RP
Final Price: .20 each

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate $1
-.50/2 insert 1-10SS
Final Price: .50 each

Knorr sides $1
-.45 insert 11-15 SS (Houston didn't get this value)
Final price: .10 each

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.88
-$1 IP
Final Price: 0.88 each

Thanks to HCW for the matchups.
Thanks also to readers Ashley and Super Coupon Mom for your contributions in the comments section. I have added your matchups to the post

Walgreens FREE 8x10 Collage Print for FANS

If you are fan of Walgreens on facebook, you can get a free 8x10 collage print today only. Offer valid online only, but you can pick up at the store. In my experience with this, you won't actually need to pick up your picture today. As long as you ORDER today and "pay online"(enter code), it will be free for pick up in the store. Remember this is one PER customer/account (not household).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Walgreens Facebook Fans- Photo Offer 1-13-10

If you are a fan of Walgreens on Facebook, you will want to check out their wall tommorrow for a free photo deal. They posted this today on their wall:
Walgreens Hey Fans! Tomorrow we're offering a FREE photo deal exclusively for Facebook Fans. Visit the Fan Offer tab tomorrow for more details!
If you are not a fan, you might want to be.

Cellfire has reset 1-12-10

New loadable coupons are available on Cellfire for Kroger and Safeway. These can be saved until Monday 01/25/10 and expire Monday 02/08/10. For you ShopRite shoppers these coupons will be available on Cellfire starting Sunday 01/17/10 and can be saved/expire on 01/30/10.

Kroger Only
Make Tuesday Taco Night!
$0.50 Old El Paso product
$4 Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Starter Kit
$1/6 cans Purina brand Wet Cat Food, any size, any variety

Safeway Only
$1/6 cans or pouches of Purina brand Wet Cat Food, any size, any variety

Available at Kroger, Safeway and ShopRite
$0.50 Betty Crocker Frosting
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks
$0.50 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Mini Bowls
$0.50 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix OR Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.50 Fiber One Box Muffin Mix
$0.40 Fiber One Chewy Bars
$0.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$0.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna OR Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals
$0.55 Lucky Charms cereal
$0.55 MultiGrain Cheerios cereal
$0.40 when Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$0.75/2 Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Cinnamon, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls
$0.75/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$1/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust)
$1/2 Pillsbury Savorings products
$1/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls OR Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$0.50/2 Progresso Soups
$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups OR Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothies
$1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt Multipacks
$.55 HOT or LEAN POCKETS brand BREAKFAST sandwiches
$0.55 Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.50 Nestle Toll House Morsels
$0.50/3 cans or pouches of Purina brand Wet Dog Food, any size, any variety
$1 Purina TIDY CATS or Yesterday's News brand Cat Litter, any size, any variety
$1 when purchasing Biore products
$1 when purchasing Curel, 13oz or larger
$1 when purchasing full size Jergens (excluding Jergens Natural Glow)
$2 when purchasing any Root Awakening product, 6 oz - 8.45 oz
$0.75 on Ban solids and roll-ons

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kroger deal January 11

My kiddo came home with a note that she needed to bring Celery to school for a project. I decided to pick it up at Kroger because I wanted to test a deal I read about and one I thought up on my own. Well, I am happy to report BOTH deals worked!

Please recall my Kroger store doubles 3 like coupons up to .50 and triples 3 like coupons up to .39.

Here is my breakdown:

3 Healthy Choice entrees(one not pictured because it was lunch) @ $1.85

2 Healthy Choice Entrees @ $1.93

-$5/5 loadable - $5/5 IP (beeps)= -$.59

3 Smuckers grape squeezable $2.09 each - $2.50/3 loadable - .35 tearpad = $0.62

3 Oikos yogurt $1 each - $1 insert 1-3 SS = FREE

1 Celery $1.49 (not pictured,dropped off at the school)

Tax: -.41

Cost oop: $1.11

Walgreens deal- Johnson Rebate

There is a Johnson & Johnson rebate online here or in the inserts from this Sunday.

The rebate requires you to purchase $30 WORTH of products from 2 or more of the following brands between Jan 10 and Feb 5: Ambi, Aveeno, Clean and Clear, Purpose, Lubriderm and RoC. Purchase excludes tax, trial sizes and cleansing bars.

Right now Walgreens has several of these brands on sale buy 1 get 1 50% off.(Aveeno, Lubriderm and Clean and Clear)

Please note, my view of this rebate is different than what you will see on other blogs, you will have to decide your comfort level and how you want to do this rebate. I will explain* what I mean in more detail after my breakdown of what I did:

4 Lubriderm 6 oz $3.99 each = $15.96
2 Aveeno skin cleansers $7.29 each = $14.58
1 Deerfield raisins $1
1 Heinz Vinegar $2.19

Total: 33.73 ($30.54 for rebate)

-$8 - 4 $2 IP or $2 insert 1-10 SS for Lubriderm
-$4 - $1 Diabetes booklet coupon for Lubriderm(just need one to take off $4)
-$4 for 50% Lubriderm sale
-$4 - 2 $2 IP or $2 insert 1-10 SS for Aveeno
-$3.65 for 50% Aveeno sale
-$10 in RR
Total cost oop: .08 and will qualify for $1o MIR here or in 1-10 SS insert for J&J

*I have been helping my mother with rebates since I was about 7 years old. I have been doing my own rebates for over 10 years now and in my experience, when a rebate says you have to purchase X to get Y(sorry, math major brain coming out) then as long as you purchase X, you will get Y.
To speak in layman terms on this rebate. Rebate states to purchase $30 WORTH of J&J brand products and you must buy at least 2 types.
My take on this: Since the 50% sale at Walgreens rings up on the receipt like a coupon, I feel I only NEED to purchase $30 worth of products as ring up price. My scenario, I purchased $30.54 worth of products for this rebate and the cost of THOSE items was $6.89. I want to warn newer coupons, this might not work seamlessly and I might have to make a call or two to get my rebate, but I like to read the FINE print of rebates and I think I have met the requirements of this rebate.

Walgreens- Diabetes and You Booklet

I keep getting asked the following questions about this booklet:

What does it look like?
See picture above

Where can you find it?
Some stores have it in the pharmacy, this one I found up front at my store(near where they keep the newspapers)
Why do I care about this booklet?
There is a $1 Lubriderm coupon in the booklet that when combined with the $2 insert from Sunday and the b1 g1 50% sale makes the 6 oz Lubriderm free
Hopefully this post helps answer your questions on this booklet with coupons.

Raising Canes Caniacs! FREE FOOD!

If you have read my blog for any amount of time, you know I LOVE CHICKEN.
So I especially LOVE FREE CHICKEN!
Well, right now Raising Canes is updating and improving their Caniac Club. If you were already signed up, you should have received an email to update your account(I got mine last week). If you are not signed up, no worries, you can do it NOW! Even better, when you sign up, you will get an email you can print and take to your nearest participating location to get your actual Club Card AND a FREE BOX COMBO!!!
Bring a friend with you, because the box combo is ALOT OF food(at least for me-will feed me and both my kiddos- if I am willing to share :P)

Besides the free combo just for signing up, you will receive free food on your birthday, anniversary and a few important Raising Canes dates.
They will also hold drawings and giveaways for gear, concert tickets or other goodies(maybe more free food *you listening Aimee??)

So sign up now, and keep your card in you car so you will have it with you when you need it!! If you happen to stop by the Raising Canes in Sugar Land, tell Aimee that 3 Chicken Finger basket with Sweet Tea Stephanie says HI and THANKS for the Christmas greetings!

KraftMaid Idea Books are BACK! HURRY THESE GO FAST

ALREADY GONE! That was fast If you want new ideas for your home projects, better sign up quick!!! These free idea books are gone within hours!

Cellfire will reload tommorrow Jan. 12

If you still have coupons you have not loaded on Cellfire, it will be resetting tommorrow. I just went there today and loaded everything I still had remaining on to my Randalls card in hopes of having duplicates tommorrow morning.

While you are loading, Shortcuts has added coupons as well(only good at Kroger though).
You will want to LOAD these new shortcuts coupons because they are Conagra food coupons. Yearly Kroger comes out with a promo for the Daytona 500 and it typically includes many of the Conagra brand foods. In the next couple weeks, we should start seeing deals that will match up to these Shortcuts coupons.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Prescription Coupon in Today's Houston Chronicle

Don't send your Sunday paper to the curb without taking section A first. There is a coupon for a $25 gift card at Kroger with any transferred prescription. I also hear reports there is a coupon for Randalls as well in a Randalls supplement(my paper does not have a Randalls supplement) and there is a $10 in the Target ad.
I typically use these at CVS on my prescriptions as the store near my office will take all competitor coupons on my NEW prescriptions. You might want to ask your local stores if they have the same policy.
Thank you Maya for alerting me to actually LOOK at the paper, lol.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Walgreens run January 5th

I did this transaction a couple days ago, but didn't get a chance to post(couldn't locate all my receipts)
Anyway, I am posting now so you can try to get in on these deals before the week is up.
I also will point out a few other deals I have read about at Walgreens but have not done myself as I either could not find the items or I have not had time to go back. There is ALOT to write down before you go to Walgreens(lol)
I got all the above in 4 transactions for an overall profit of $0.64
The deals I did:

Electrosol $3.49 - $2.50 insert 1-3 SS
Earn $1 RR
Final price: .99 at register, -.01 cost after coupon and RR

2 Chips Ahoy $1.98
Earn $2 RR wyb 2
Final price: $1.98 at register, -.02 cost after coupon and RR

2 Neosporin $8 - $1 insert 1-3 RP- $2 Coloring book coupon(takes off $4)
Earn $3 RR wyb 2
Final price: $2 at register, -$1 cost after coupons and RR

Lipton tea $3.59 - .50 insert 11-15 RP
Theraflu sugar free $3.99 - $2 IP or IP or IP- $2 diabetes booklet coupon(found in pharmacy)
Earn $4 RR wyb both
Final price: $3.08 at register, -.92 cost after coupons and RR

2 Reach floss $7.98 - bogo insert 1-3RP - $1 insert 1-3RP - $4 in ad coupon
Final price: -$1.01

2 John Frieda Luxirious volume clearance $3.58 - $2.50 IP(just used 1)
Final price: $1.08

2 Stayfree $12.58 - bogo insert 1-3RP - $1 IP - $6 in ad coupon
Final price: -$0.71

Gillette shampoo clearance $1.59 - $1 insert P&G 12-27
Final price: $.59

Reynolds foil $1.39 - .50 in ad coupon - $1 booklet coupon(found at Randalls on display)
Final price: -$0.11

Deals I have not had a chance to verify/purchase yet:

Bayer Quick Release Crystals clearance $2.19 - $1.50 insert 10-25RP
Earn $3 if you buy 2, $6 if you buy 3
Final price: 1.38(for 2) or $2.07(for 3) at register, -$1.62(for 2) or -$3.93(for 3) after RR and coupons

Johnson Body Lotion trial size $1 - $1 IP
Final price: FREE

Phillips Milk of Magnesia clearance for $1.99 - $1 insert 1-3 SS
Earn $6 RR wyb 3
Final price: $2.97 at register, -$3.03 after coupons and RR

Jergens Natural Lotion clearance for $3.59 - $3/2 insert 12-6(not sure Houston got this coupon)
Earn $5 RR wyb 2
Final price: $4.18 at register, -$0.82 after coupons and RR

John Frieda Frizz Ease Shampoo or Conditioner clearance for $1.69
Earn $5 RR wyb 2
Final price: $3.38 at register, -$1.62 after RR

Glade fragrance collection 2 oz soy candles 2/$5 - $2 Parade 11-15
Earn $3 RR wyb 2
Final price: $1 at register, -$2 after coupons and RR

Did I miss any? Thanks to pooh5497, SouthwestCouponClipper, and ThriftyCheapskate for your blogs and posts.

While you are getting your coupons together together and printing, go ahead and print the $2 Lubriderm coupon found here
You can use it next week at Walgreens combined with the Diabetes booklet coupon for FREE Lubriderm.
Thanks again to pooh5497

Free Ticket to see The Squeakquel- with Purchase

My daughter has already seen the Squeakquel and she loved it! I didn't get a chance to go because our little one just won't sit through movies quite yet, so I might just have to take my oldest again so I can see it.

If you are planning on seeing the movie, you may want to check out Amazon first. Right now, they have a deal to score a free movie ticket when you purchase 1 of 25 dvds or Blu-rays(movie ticket value up to $7.50 with dvd purchase or $10 with Blu-Ray purchase).
Thank you pooh5497 for the headsup!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Loadable Site for Randalls

It just keeps getting better and better for Safeway shoppers (Tom Thumb and Randalls for my TX readers). Safeway has teamed up with to provide loadable coupons now too. I loaded some coupons I thought would have potential and printed those same coupons on a separate computer(I am not sure you can load and print from the same computer as I have not tried, but it might be possible- I loaded coupons from work-since I can't print - and printed from home)

Anyway, go to this link to load some coupons to your Randalls(Safeway) card

and when you are done, try this link to print the coupons!

I found some GREAT deals (in my next post) on the Aveeno and the Betty Crocker fruit snacks. I have not confirmed yet if any of the other coupons would make a good deal. I do know the 100 Calorie packs are on sale for $2 and my Randalls does not sell the 36 count Sudafed.

Randalls - More good FREEBIES!

I heard about a catalina deal at Randalls on Betty Crocker fruit snacks(confirmed when I got it today and the informational catalina as well- good until 1-24) Well, since I also had 5 loadables, I decided to score some fruit snacks! I also took advantage of the new loadable site that was just made available for Randalls and they paid me to purchase some Aveeno Anti-Itch cream(this will come in handy come mosquito season- and it is PINK so my girls LOVE it)

Please remember my Randalls will double one like coupon up to .50 and triple one like coupon up to .39.

Here is my breakdown:

2 Betty Crocker fruit roll ups snacks $2 each - 2 .50/2 cellfire - .50/2 IP = $2
1 Betty Crocker shaped snacks $2 each - 2 .40 cellfire - .40 IP = .40
-$1.50/2 loadable*
1 Aveeno Anti-Itch $3.19 - $2 loadable - $2 IP = -.81
Cost oop: .09

Earned $1.50 catalina for purchasing 3 BC fruit snacks

*The $1.50/2 loadable for the fruit snacks actually showed up in the ring up price not the end of the receipt. One rang up $2, the other .50 on the receipt.

Also, to maximize and confirm all loadables came off for the snacks I had to purchase 2 from the fruit by the foot, stickerz etc line(cellfire has the listed ones) and one "shapes" item.

The second transaction I did on my mom's card to use up some of her loadables. As a reminder and for the new readers, I shop the deals for 4 households(putting my math degree to good use, lol).

Here is the breakdown on this transaction:

1 Cinnamon toast crunch $2.49 - .55 shortcuts - $1 IP = 0.94

1 Trix $2.49 - 2 .55 cellfire - .55 IP = 0.84

1 Cheerios $2.49 - 2 .55 cellfire - .55 IP = 0.84

-$3 wyb 3 cereal(automatic)

3 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.50 each - $1 shortcuts - 1 .50 insert 1-3 GM - 2 $1 IP = $3.50

1 Nature Valley granola bars $2.50 - .40 cellfire - .40 IP = 1.30

-4 in ad coupon for 4 Nature Valley products

1 Betty Crocker pototoes $1.69 - 2 .40 cellfire - .40 shortcuts -.40 IP = -0.31

1 Yakisoba $1 - .50 insert = FREE

4 Glade candles $3.49 each - $3 peelie - 3 $2 Parade = $4.96

-$2.50 catalina from NV deal I did yesterday

-$1.50 earned from Trans #1

Tax: .06

Cost oop: $1.13

Earned $2.50 for purchasing 4 Nature Valley products and $5 for purchasing 4 Glade Fragrance Collection items

Total cost for the day: .09 oop - $1.50 cat + 2.50 cat spent + 1.50 cat spent + 1.13 oop - $2.50 cat - $5 cat = $3.78 profit

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Randalls run to get my cheap/free Cheerios

I wanted to go to Randalls to get some Cheerios as they have a deal right now that if you purchase 3, they are just $1.49 a box(for Cheerios and a select few other GM cereals). Well, I had loadables for Cheerios, Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch so thought I would get one of each to deflate the cost of my other items, but they were out of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I was happy to get two boxes of Cheerios anyway.

Here is my breakdown:

2 Cheerios $2.49 each -2 .55 cellfire - 2 $1 IP or IP
1 Trix $2.49 - 2 .55 cellfire - $1 IP - $3 wyb 3 = -0.73
3 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.50 each - 3 $1 IP
1 Nature Valley granola bars $2.50 - 2 .40 cellfire - .40 IP - $4 in ad coupon* = $1.40
1 MOM trial size $2.49 - FREE with card = FREE
2 International Delight creamer .99 each - Frees from facebook
1 John Frieda Root Awakening $5.49 - 2 $2 cellfire - $2 IP = -0.51
2.4 lbs bananas 1.18
1 18 count eggs $1.89 - .91 in ad coupon* = 0.98
1 gallon milk 1.99 - $1 in ad coupon* = .99
Tax: .19
Cost oop: $3.50

Earned $2.50 oynso catalina for purchasing 4 Nature Valley Granola Bars or Nut Clusters.

So total cost today .98

*I forgot to bring my Sunday ad that had the Super coupons for the eggs, milk, and Nature Valley and the store didn't have any like they normally do. I went to service desk when I arrived in inquire about it and the clerk and store manager both told me they didn't know what happened to all the copies, but if I had the upc code from the coupons I could use that at checkouts, so that is what I did for the .98 eggs, .99 milk and 4/$6 Nature Valley.

Lucky for me I have GREAT coupon friends that take my calls, THANKS COURTNEY for the coupon codes!!!!!!

Free Veggies at Kroger

I really have not been shopping Kroger much but when I heard I could possibly get FREE veggies, I had to make time in my schedule to stop in and check it out!
It seems TRUE we can get FREE veggies right now at Kroger!

Libby's canned Corn or Green Beans are on sale for 2/$1

There is a $1 printable found here that will make them free. You should be able to print 2 of these per computer!

Other deals I didn't get a chance to take advantage of due to short prep time(have a sick kiddo AGAIN!)

Progresso soup on sale for $1.25 each. If you have .50/2 cellfire or shortcuts, combine with .25 insert or .50/2 insert

This will make them as cheap as .25-.50 each depending on your loadables and the variety you buy

If you have any of the no longer available $1.10 High Fiber IPs, potential small money maker

If you have any of the Betty Crocker potatoes loadables for .40 from cellfire or shortcuts you can combine that with printable here for free pouch of potatoes

Thanks to Courtney for the info on the Libby's printable!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kroger Quick Trip Jan 5

I stopped into Kroger briefly to pick up the cheap Snuggle a reader informed me about and found a few more deals while there.

Here is my breakdown:
3 All Small and Mighty $3.19 each - 3 $2 insert 12-6 RP = $3.57
3 Snuggle fabric softener $2.57 each - 3 $2 insert 12-6 RP= 1.71
3 Yakisoba .89 each - .50 insert 1-3 SS = FREE
3 Glade Candle tins clearanced $1.75 each - $1.50 inside tins = .75
Tax: .50
Cost oop: $6.53

Target- Last minute good Price Matchup

I am sorry readers that is was a local deal and I found out about it very last minute (Thanks Maya!)
A local grocery store (Food Town) had Tyson chicken in the box on sale for .99 a box(no limit). Unfortunately, the store closest to me only takes 2 like coupons, so it was not worth it to me to stop there. The great thing is I am surrounded by wonderful coupon friends that remind me or tell me about deals I overlook and remind me about price matching(another area I tend to overlook)
So, today I got these 12 boxes of chicken wings and Breast tenderloins for .44 a box.
Price match at Target for .99 each - .55 insert from 10-11 SS.
Total cost $5.28!

Thanks Again Maya for telling me about this deal.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

CVS Run Jan 3

I am trying to get back into the CVS game so I don't know all the rules of CVS(since they are notorious for changing them regularly). I had a $5/30 so I needed a store that had several deals and I found one. I found out this store does not adjust ECB's down, so I had to throw in a clearance filler that didn't actually ring in correctly.
Here is my scenario:
2 Oust Surface and Air $3.99 each - bogo insert 1-3 = $3.99
2 SoyJoy 6 packs $6 each = $12
4 Nivea Lip care $2.99 each - 2 bogo insert 1-3 = $5.98
1 Halloween gummies .50 -.40 store coupon(cashier adjusted down 80% but it was supposed to be 90% clearance) = .10
-$17 in ECBS
Cost oop : $0.07

Earned : $6 for Oust($3 for each Oust, Limit 6), $12 for Soy Joy($6 for each Soy Joy, Limit 6), and $5 for Nivea(purchase $10 earn $5, Limit 1)
Profit of $5.93

If you are making a trip this week, you may also want to try to get one of these deals:
*Don't forget to ask for a raincheck if your store is sold out. You can get a raincheck for ECB deals!
Ge Energy Smart bulbs $1.99 - $1 insert = .99
Earn $1 ECB (Limit 1)
Final price: .99 at register but -.01 AFTER ECB

Crave-Nx diet aid spray .64 oz $7.99
Earn $7.99 ECB (Limit 1)
Final price: $7.99 at register but FREE AFTER ECB

Colgate Total or MaxFresh 4.6-6oz toothpaste 2/$5 - 2 $1 insert 1-3 SS
Earn $2 wyb 2 (Limit 1)
Final price: $3 at register but $1 AFTER ECB

Walgreens run Jan 3

Stopped at Walgreens today to get the free Electrosol and what I thought would be free Stayfree and Reach toothbrushes(they were not). Here is my scenario:
2 Stayfree $6.29 each - bogo insert 1-3 - $6 in ad coupon = .29
2 Reach toothbrushes $4.19 each - bogo insert 1-3 - $4 in ad coupon = .38
1 Electrosol $3.49 - $2.50 insert 1-3 = .99
2 Neosporin lip $8 - 2 $3 IP (IE) or (Firefox)= $2
1 Lipton tea $3.59 (there are .50 insert 11-15 RP but I didn't have any with me)
1 Theraflu sugar free $3.99 - $2 IP - $2 diabetes booklet coupon = -.01
2 Deerfield Park Raisins $2
-$8 in RR
Cost oop: $1.05

Earned $4 for the purchase of the Lipton and Theraflu, $3 for the Neosporin and $1 for the Electrosol
Total cost of $1.05

Please also look at this post for the current weekly deals I think are worth noting.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Upromise members: LOTS of new coupons

Upromise has reset their ecoupons and there are LOTS of good ones, especially if you need baby items.

For those that don't know, Upromise is a college savings program, but if you don't have kiddos, you can use the money to pay down your own student loans or even cash out quarterly for the savings! Even though they call them ecoupons, they are slightly different than other ecoupons.

You still need to load them prior to your shopping trip, but you will not see the savings on your receipt, they will instead be added to your Upromise account at a later date. This are also one time use and can only be redeemed at eligible stores (usually stores with loyalty cards- CVS, Safeway, Kroger etc)

Here is the list of coupons that are good through the end of January.
.50 Bounty napkins
$1 Charmin Fresh mates
$1.25/3 Cabot Cheese bars
$1/2 Fisher Snack Almonds, Cashews, Mixed Nuts or Pecans 5 oz +
$1/3 Beech-Nut Homestyle Stage 3 baby food
$1/8 Beech-Nut Stage 2 baby food
$1 Beech-Nut Let's Grow item
$1 Huggies Snug and Dry diapers
$2 Huggies Little Movers, Little Snugglers or Overnights diapers
$3 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers
.50 No Yolk Egg Whites pasta
$2 Bounty paper towels 6 ct +
$1 Charmin Sensitive
.50 Charmin Mega Roll
$1.50 Resolve Bright and White
.50 Wacky Mac multi shaped or multi colored pasta
$1/2 Huggies Baby wipes
.75 Krunchers! Kettle Style Potato Chips 9.625 oz
.50/2 Snyder's of Hanover Tortilla Chips 16 oz
.75/2 Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels
.50 Wacky Mac and cheese Dinner
$1 Snyder's of Hanover lunch pack
.50/2 Red Gold Tomato products 14.5oz +
$1/2 Musselman's 4pk or 6pk apple sauce
.50 Instant Krazy Glue
.50 Elmer's All Purpose Glue Stick
.55 Elmer's foam board or project display board
.50 Marzetti refrigerated dip
$3 Konsyl Fiber Supplement
$1 Gold Bond Ultimate hand Sanitizing Moisturizer

Kroger Closeout- Snuggle

I received a reader email today, thanks to Pkowis!
Apparantly Pkowis stumbled upon Snuggle at closeout at her Kroger for $2.57.
The varieties that seemed to be included were Almond Creme and Jojoba Creme ( I am assuming these are the liquid versions)
We have $2 coupons from 12-06 RP that would make these just .57 each.

Special News Announcement to Houston READERS

Sad news today!

Thank you readers for your emails and sadly I found this out myself just after noon today.

The 99c only store and the Houston Chronicle right now cannot come to an agreement on pricing
From rumors:
99c only would still like to sell the Sunday Houston Chronicle for $1 but the Houston Chronicle wants them to sell it for $2.
If/when they can come to an agreement, we will have cheap papers again, until then it looks like the $2 is going to be the new reality.

Note: I did go to CVS today and the Saturday early edition rang in at $1.75. Not sure if this is typical, or will remain, but as of today, the Saturday early edition(with ALL Sunday coupon inserts) was $1.75 at CVS.

Local readers: Please feel free to post in comments where you are able to get the Saturday early edition or Sunday paper cheaper than $2!

*Please read the comments section. Reports are 45/610 area seems to still have $1 papers at 99c only store. (thanks gradstudentwife)

New Kelloggs Booklet with coupons out!

I had to go to Target to get a credit for an item that went on sale this week that I purchased last week.

I have got to say, Saturday is my favorite day at Target. They are much like Sams Club as they offer free samples and more importantly COUPONS for those free samples. Today, I got the above pictured booklet of coupons. The left side is what the cover looks like and the right side is the actual coupons inside:

$2 off milk wyb one Special K cereal and one Kelloggs Special K crackers
$2 off produce wyb one Special K cereal bars, Bliss Bars or Fruit Crisps and one cereal
$2 off bottled water wyb one Special K cereal bars, Bliss Bars or Fruit Crisps and one Protein shakes, Protein meal bars, snack bars or Water mix(4ct+)
All 3 coupons expire 2-28-09