Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kroger P&G deal - Some coupons expire tomorrow!

I apologize for taking so long to get matchups done for this week's sale. There have been a number of personal things going on this week and shopping has had to take the backseat. Also, as I type this, I have a cat trying to kick an almost 4 year old out of my lap, so sorry for any typos.

Ok, Kroger has a Procter and Gamble deal going, you buy 4 participating items and you get $4 off instantly. There is NO limit to the number of times you can do this, but please keep in mind, you must buy in groups of 4 (mix and match) to get the $4 off for each grouping. Prices listed are AFTER promo, so please keep that in mind when figuring out scenarios.
Also, there are some wildcards that can really alter your totals drastically! These wildcards are the bogo coupons as each cashier can enter them differently. Some will give you the ring up price, some apparantly are giving the full non-sale shelf price and others are giving the max value listed on the coupon. I will mark these wildcards with the * symbol.

Here we go: (remember price is AFTER $4 has been taken off and assumes you are buying in groups of 4)

Gillette Body Wash $1.99
-$2 P&G insert off body wash or deod (expires 7/31)
-bogo* P&G insert off body wash or deod (expires 7/31)
Final price : -.01 with the $2 off coupon or possible MM on groups of two combining bogo and $2

Gillette deodorant $2.39
-$2 P&G insert off body wash or deod (expires 7/31)
-bogo* P&G insert off body wash or deod (expires 7/31)
Final price : .39 with the $2 off coupon or possible MM on groups of two combining bogo and $2

Old Spice bodywash $1.99
Old Spice deod $2.50
-$1/2 body wash or deod Pg esaver loadable
-$2/2 Red zone, odor blocker or dry skin defense body washes Pg esaver loadable
-$1 Fresh collection product P&G esaver loadable
- bogo* P&G insert off deod wyb bwash (expires 7/31)
-$1/2 insert P&G (expires 7/31)
Lots of potential for overage on this one! I purchased 3 body washes and 3 fresh deodorants and used 3 bogos that took off 4.69 each. My $2 and $1 loadable came off making it a $3.60 MM(I could have also thrown in a $1/2 insert, but I didn't have mine with me)

Herbal Essences $1.99
-bogo* insert (getting this Sunday)
-.50 P&G insert (expires 7/31)
If you get the early edition newspaper, you can combine these coupons for overage. Also potential overage on the bogo. Cashier can put in for $2.99 or $3.19

Febreze set and refresh $1.50
-$1 Febreze P&G esaver loadable
-$1.50 homemailers from House Party
FREE or $1 overage

Charmin 6 mega, 12 big or 16 big bonus packs $5.99
-$3 Charmin P&G esaver loadable
-.25 P&G insert
$2.25 for up to 16 BIG rolls of TP

Downy liquid $3.99
-$2 Downy P&G esaver loadable
-$1 P&G insert

NON P&G promotion:
Crest toothpaste $1
-.50 P&G insert

Suave deodorant $1
-.50 insert

Best Life buttery spread(they have one made with evoo) $1
-$1 insert 7/16 RP and 6/24(might be off on dates, trying to hurry)

Fuze $1
-$1/3 Kroger loadable
-3 .75 tearpad (found at CVS)
-.25 for 3

Ivory body wash $1
-.50 P&G esaver loadable
-.50 P&G insert (expires 7/31)
FREE or small MM

More to come but need my rest. Until I get back, visit HCW to see what other shoppers are doing.
also, tomorrow starts the 50% back to school foods sale. Don't forget to head to Shortcuts and cellfire to load up your cards with Betty Crocker, Nature Valley etc, for potentially FREE/MM snacks.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Free Samples for Spanish Speaking Households

I am really wishing I had payed more attention to my Spanish teacher in high school. Right now General Mills is offering free samples to Spanish speaking households. I have NEVER had a problem getting samples I signed up for from General Mills. Hurry though, as most offers like this are limited and are sure to go quickly.

$2 Camis at Old Navy

If you want some layered camis, now is the time to head over to Old Navy. You can either print the coupon or just say cami4me and you will get the $2 price (limit 5 per customer - my cashier didn't even look at the coupon, so I would recommend saving your ink). You have until tomorrow to take advantage of this sale.

Be careful to watch your total, one of the camis I grabbed was not one of the $8.50 ones and thus was going to cost $10 (ACK!)

Another piece of advice I can offer about Old Navy. When I go to take advantage of these sales, they don't always have the size or color I want so I buy my limit in what is available. Then, in a week or two when they restock, I go make an exchange. This was actually suggested to me by several employees and they have never given me an issue doing this! GREAT customer service in my book!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coupon Previews - HOT WEEK!

Just click the pictures above to see the list of 4 inserts we are getting this Sunday!
One of the inserts will be the new P&G which will certainly help with the $4 off 4 promotion Kroger is currently running on Procter and Gamble products (will do a post with matchups soon).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Whataburger FREE FOOD Tuesday August 3rd

And the free food keeps rolling on in!!!
Whataburger or as we always called it growing up, WATERburger is celebrating 60 years of service. YUM! Instead of us giving them gifts, they are giving us one. Come in on August 3rd from 5-8 pm wearing orange to celebrate their birthday and get a free Whataburger(dine in only). Limit one per customer.

Happy Birthday Whataburger! Now does anyone have some orange this Aggie family can borrow to get our free food :P

To sign up to receive notices like this in your inbox, visit here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Save the Bird- Eat a Monster, errr or FREE TACO!

Yummy!!!! More free food from another one of my fav hang outs from college. FREEBIRDS!!!!!! From now through close of business on Wednesday, you can print the coupon or show it on your phone to get a free taco at Freebirds!!!! Now, when can I convince Freebirds to open a location in Sugar Land for my lunch break!!!!! (Maybe I can convince my husband to bring one home for me, hmmmmmm)
To find out about more GREAT coupons from Freebirds in the future, Like them on Facebook(that is how I found this one, yay!)

Cellfire resets today - July 27th!

It looks like we are going to be in luck and cellfire is going to grace us with another A&W toppers coupon to use at Kroger (YAY!).
Here is the list of coupons that should be available to load tomorrow when cellfire resets.

$0.50/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$1.00/5 Totinos Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products
$0.30/2 Refrigerated Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
$0.40/2 Totinos Rolls Snacks
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.60/2 Old El Paso products (Excludes Old El Paso Refrigerated, Frozen OR Soup products)
$0.50.2 Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers OR Fruit Roll-Ups fruit flavored snacks
$0.50 Fiber One Chewy Bars
$0.50 box 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
$0.50 8 OZ. OR LARGER Gardettos Snack Mix
$0.55 box Reeses Puffs cereal
$0.55 box Original Cheerios cereal (the one in the yellow box)
$0.55 box Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
$0.50 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix® OR Chex® 100 Calorie Snack.
$0.50 BOTH Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix AND Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!) OR any flavor Yoplait Original OR Light Smoothie
$0.50 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls OR Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis Bowls
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$0.50 BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley Granola Thins
$0.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie OR Dessert Bar Mixes
$1.00 package of 8-Count Colombia, 8-Count Italian, or 7-Count Italian Decaf Starbucks VIA Ready Brew. Starbucks VIA
$1.00 Biltmore Salad Dressing
$0.75 A&W Root Beer, Dr Pepper Cherry or Orange Crush and Vanilla Cream Dessert Topper
$0.75 Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Purchase 2 Budweiser Genuine Barbecue Sauces and receive the third Budweiser Genuine Barbecue Sauce FREE

10th Anniversary for Pei Wei - 2 meals for $10 today only

Sorry about the short notice on this one, but my niece just sent this to me.(Thanks Katie)
Today only, print this coupon and take it to your local Pei Wei to get two dinner entrees for $10. (not valid on small plate menu items and modifications to order cost extra)

Kroger - a few money makers for the final days of Cellfire and Kroger Mega deal

Hurry over to cellfire and load the coupon for the Dessert toppers to score a decent deal!
You will need to load TODAY since cellfire will reset in the morning.
These items can be found in the same section as the Smuckers ice cream toppers in your Kroger store. Currently, they are $2.99 (everyday price). We have $1/2 coupons from the 6-13 SS.
For each 1 you buy, you will get a $2.50 oynso catalina so
Buy 2 @ 2.99 = 5.98 - $1/2 insert - .75 cellfire = $4.23 and earns $5 worth of oynso.
*Suggestion: Load the cellfire today and then check back tomorrow to see if you get another one! Then go grab a couple of these! I wonder if they are any good?
Thank you to my readers for the heads up(I need to dig for names, sorry).
*These are NOT part of the mega deal

Some mega deal goodies:

We just got Softsoap coupons this weekend, making Softsoap free/overage with Mega sale.

Also, free Philly cream cheese(don't get the minis) with mega sale and $5 oynso for purchasing 5 Kraft cheese. Philly is .99 after mega sale and a $5 oynso prints when you purchase 5 Kraft cheeses, making it free even without any coupons! (Rumor is this is printing multiples in the same transaction, but I have not confirmed this) Thanks Imm for the headsup!

Mentos gum is .50 after mega sale, again making them free/overage with insert coupons for $1/2 or .55/1 (check HCW database for insert dates). Again, thank you to readers for emailing me this information.

Other freebies(not part of mega deal)
Franks hot sauce should be free with coupons from Sunday. The small bottles are .99 everyday

Crest toothpaste is onsale for $1 and we should have .50 coupons from 6/6 P&G so free(thanks HCW)

Safeguard liquid soap is $1 and we have coupons from 6/6 P&G (thanks HCW)
There is also a loadable from PG esaver for .50!!!

Free Backpacks at Staples and Office Max*

For those of you needing new backpacks for your kiddos, you might want to check out Staples or OfficeMax this week.

At Office Max, the limit is 2 per household. You get 100% back in your MaxPerks account in September for your backpack purchase(s). I have never shopped Office Max, so not sure how this exactly works, but if it is like other Office supply accounts, you get a voucher good in that store only and these vouchers usually have a 1-2 month use by date before expiration. Fine print also states you will only get back what you pay (after coupons and other discounts) so keep that in mind if you decide to take advantage of this deal.
At Staples, you purchase 1 backpack and send in for a rebate to get your money back. Since they allow you to do rebates online, you will only pay the tax. Just keep in mind, the rebate does state you will get a Staples gift card as your rebate, so you will have to spend the gift card there.

Yummy DoubleDave's Groupon

Just reading my email this morning is making me hungry! Back in my college days, DoubleDave's was a staple meeting place for my buddies and I. Is there any other pizza place that makes Pizza rolls? Well, today's Groupon is for $15 worth of Double Dave's food for only $7. (alcohol not included) What is even better, is the voucher is good until Jan 27th of next year and is good at 11 local Double Dave's locations around Houston area. (dine in or carryout)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

WOW!!!!! Randalls single store going out of business!

Ok, for starters, I had no big plans of shopping Randalls this week. Also, I hope this post does not appear as just a brag post. I had grand plans of hitting Walgreens, Target and Kroger today, but instead, I had to alter my plans. I received a heads up from a reader, thank you Rachel, that a Randalls fairly close to me was reported going out of business. Everything in the store was set at 50% off. I wasn't sure how long this had been going on, and wasn't really sure if there would actually be anything left, but I had a noon appointment nearby so I thought I would scout it out.
Well, this turned into a post with a few suggestions to couponers.
Keep your eyes and ears open. Find coupon buddies and friends and make coupon friends on facebook etc. This is a GREAT way to be alerted to these kind of deals. My reader informed me, she heard the deal from a facebook connection.
Second suggestion: ACT FAST!!!!! I went this morning at around 8:30 am and did a few transactions. The store still had a good supply of stuff and I decided I would go back after my appointment. Three hours later I did just that and the store was nearing BARE status. Even items that "should" not really be considered an amazing deal at 50% off were gone.
Ok, so the great thing to take from this is 1. get friends and listen to deals they find! They can be a wealth of knowledge. 2. You might have to change your plans to act fast on a deal that fades faster than a weekly ad.
Now, I know many won't be able to take advantage of the deals I got, but here are a couple deals I found that you can score that do not seem too bad:
Kraft cheese bricks(and shredded etc) on sale for $1.99
Buy 5 get a $5 oynso catalina. That makes them $1 each, but if you find blinkies at your local Kroger(possibly other stores) for $1/2 shredded, you can get cheese for .50 after cat and sale (I didn't buy shredded because with the 50% sale, I could get bricks free and I needed those more)
Bulls Eye barbeque sauce is $2.19 right now. There are Safeway Grilling booklets out(near the meat counter is where I found mine) with $1 off STORE coupons. I also happened to have a free coupon from hosting a houseparty, so $1 moneymaker.
Kraft dressing is currently on sale for $2. There is a $1 STORE coupon in the grilling book ,and $1 insert from 6-20SS making Kraft dressing FREE.
Ace Wrist Braces were on clearance for $3.09. I had a $1 and a $2 loadable come off my order. These I assume came off the Randalls website.
Febreze Home Collection has a $10 rebate deal on their home collection line when you spend $20(I thought it was $25, so I could have broken this up better). Anyway, the candle and reed diffuser were on closeout for $8.99 each and the Luminar Starter Kit was on closeout for $12.99. We have $5 off coupons from the Parade mag 6-27 and there seem to be loadables on the pg website for $4 for the Starter kit and $3 for the candle.
So if you buy just the starter kit and the candle 12.99 + 8.99 = 21.98 - $7 in loadables - $10 in paper coupons = $4.98 cost oop and mail in for $10 rebate. A profit of $5!
For those curious, I spent: $16.24 and will mail for $10 Febreze and $3 Finesse insert rebate and $5 oynso for Kraft cheese, my profit is $1.26 for everything pictured (this does not include the 1% I earned for the Snyder's pretzels from upromise)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BlogHer Conference - Would love some Sponsorship

I am excited to say I am going to the BlogHer Conferences this year in New York and I really hope I learn several techniques on making my blog more user friendly and easier to navigate for my dedicated readers. I would love corporate sponsorship in any capacity (hey, even cab fare would help out!) If you are interested in having me represent your company, please contact me and we can discuss further details (only family friendly companies will be considered).

Coupon previews are UP!

Just click the pictures above to see the list of Red Plum and Smart Source. The first pic will take you to a list with the Red Plum inserts for next week too.
I am excited about the Post coupons as we rarely get those!
Also looks like we are due to get a Softsoap coupon with just enough time to use it at the Kroger mega sale for free handsoap(about time!)

I hope to catch up on some shopping this weekend as I have not been able to go this week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Get the Finger at Raising Canes - July 27th

Caniac Club members can will get 1 free chicken finger on National Chicken Fingers Day on July 27th. Your caniac card will be loaded with the free finger, so if you are not yet a member, might be worth stopping by a local store or going online and signing up. Why not sign up? It is free and you get a free box of fingers for signing up.
MMMMMM, I love Raising Canes and I will be sure to go in on Tuesday and get the finger!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cheap dog food at Walgreens - YMMV

Stopped into Walgreens and found some really cheap dog food, especially if you have the $2 Purina One coupons from 6-27 SS insert.
This is clearance, so you might or might not find it at your store, but if you are stopping into Walgreens, it might be worth looking around to see if you can score some too.
These bags were marked at just $2.12 each and I used $2 off any coupons to get each bag for only .12 plus tax. My sister's pooch will be very happy!
Happy Hunting! There was a lot of other pet clearance, but not anything else so cheap!

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Softsoap Printable

There is a .50 Softsoap printable available here. This should make them free at Kroger or Randalls with doubles.

It is even on the mega deal right now at Kroger, so that should help if you were needing a few more items to get to 10, without any extra out of pocket.
Thanks hip2save for the headsup on the printable.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sometimes it pays to hold onto receipts

One thing I don't think I have ever mentioned in talking to people about couponing and rebating is the importance of holding onto your receipts for awhile. I know not all extreme couponers do, but I do it knowing I might be able to score some free money down the road.
Sometimes you will find out about a rebate a few weeks after the start date of said rebate. Well, that is when I go to my stack of receipts and start looking to see if I purchased any qualifying items for that rebate. If so, most likely I still have them onhand for upcs and what not and that just means I don't have as much I need to purchase for a rebate.
Pictured above is how I keep my receipts. I keep the envelopes I receive from junkmail and bills(I do online bill pay) and just put the month and yr on the outside of the envelope(I usually keep the prior years receipts until Dec, then toss them)
Next to the envelopes is a receipt I pulled out from CVS dated July 3rd. On that receipt, I have $17.78 worth of Pantene product purchases. This gets me over half way to the new Olay $10 rebate when you buy $30 in participating products. Now I just need to go to my cupboards and pull the UPCS numbers for the form and get another $12.22 worth of stuff. If you notice too, that $17.78 worth of stuff only cost me .05 oop.

Another tip- READ your receipts! FREE Chick Fil A

You should already know how important it is to read your receipt before leaving the supermarket(do you know how many things I have caught ring up a higher price!)
Well, that same advice holds true especially when it comes to Chick Fil A. Notice this receipt above. Chick Fil A has joined the digital age and now offer their surveys on your receipt (before this they used to hand out cards for you to call in) It seems these are at random as I get them sporadically. So please read your receipts. I know as soon as I post this I am logging in to get my validation code for this offer! I LOVE CHICK-FIL-A
And for those of you that LOVE Chick-fil A too, here are two funny songs about Chick Fil A. This singer shares my passion for CFA, lol!
Chick fil A song and God Bless CFA In both videos, you can see Truett Cathy himself(I could just hug that man)

Kroger mega sale deals

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this posted. I have been working late and barely had time to shop, much less post. Luckily this mega sale goes for 2 weeks so plenty of time to get some goodies cheap. I have done several runs now trying to get a variety of items I could use and definitely grabbing the freebies and money makers along the way. Some of these deals I have found on my own and some are thanks to the posters at HCW and a couple coupon buddies who have emailed me the deals (you know who you are ;)

The mega deal involves purchasing 10 participating items and then $5 comes off your total at the end. The GREAT news about the mega deals is that this method of discount allows for overage. For example, the vitamin water is on sale for $1.25 but .75 after the mega deal. I have .50 coupons that double to the full $1 because the register sees the before mega sale price.
For my breakdown, I am going to use the AFTER mega sale price (just add .50 to each item to determine the before mega sale price)
Remember, you can click on my pictures to enlarge it.
Remember my Kroger doubles .50 coupons and triples .35 coupons
Trans #1:
Not part of mega deal - Honest tea $1 - .50 IP (can print 3 per computer)= FREE
Mega deal:
Qtips $1.50 - .30 tripled 5-23 RP = .60
3 Dixie plates $1.49 - .50 insert 5-23 RP = $1.47
1 Dixie napkins $2.49 - $2.99 peelie for free wyb 2 plates = -.50
1 Gatorade .50
3 Vitamin water .75 each - .50 tearpad(found at CVS) = -.75
1 Scotch 3M Foam mounting squares .99 - .50 IP = -0.01
-$1 oynso catalina
Tax: .03
Cost oop: .34

This one cost me ALOT, but I bought 10 bottles of wine. My husband and I really like the Ruffino Chianti and I found these 10 bottles on manager special for $5 each. Well, since I purchased at least 6 in 1 transaction, I said 10%, so they were really $4.50 a bottle , YAY! Also, if you will notice the cool bag you get free for purchasing wine. These make GREAT Barbie transporters or storers :) I did this deal on Wed last week so the Dannon coupon is now expired and the Crayola catalina is only spitting out $2 instead of the $4 I got.

Here is this breakdown:
NON mega:
10 Rufiino wine $4.50 each = $45
4 Crayola products $1 each and earned $4 oynso
3 Fuze drinks $1 each - $1.59 ecoupon - 3 .75 tearpad(found at CVS) = -.84
4 Sudafed on clearance $2.09 each - $5/2 insert 4-11 RP = -1.64
MEGA deal:
4 Dan o nino yogurt $1.79 each - 1.50 insert(now expired) = $1.16 and earned $2 oynso
2 Philly cream cheese .99 each - $1 IP = -.02
1 Hunts tomato .45
2 Tombstone pizza $2.49 - $2 IP = .98
2 Aquafresh kids toothpaste $1 - 1 IP = FREE
3 Suave deodorant $1 - .50 insert 7-11 = FREE
3 Vitamin water .75 each - .50 tearpad = -.75
3 Motrin pm $2.50 - $3 insert 4-18 RP= -$1.50
2 Scotch 3m squares $1.49 each* -.50 IP = .98

*the Scotch 3m squares ended up costing me because I forget they were part of the mega sale so I had 22 items, not 20!
Tax: 1.84
Cost oop: $49.66 (remember $48.71 of that was for wine!) earned $4 and $2 oynso

Thsi was also done on Wednesay and my husband wanted me to pick up some veggies for a recipe.
Here is my breakdown:
NON mega deal:
1 Schick Hydro 3 $7.19 - $4 ecoupon - $4 insert 6-20 SS = -.81 (can mail in for $7.19 rebate here)
3 Crayola markers $3 (earned a $4 oynso catalina- it is only printing $2 now for this scenario)
1 Bolners spice packet .49
1 ground beef reduced $3.08 - $3 winetag off beef wyb any Bolners = .08
1 Minute Maid 2 liter $1.79 -$1.89 free hangtag wyb any watermelon = -.10
1 watermelon 2.50 -.45 insert 6-6 rp = $1.60
Bananas .63
Carrots .99
Cabbage $2.55 (YIKES grabbed the organic!!!)
Celery $1.56
Green peppers $1.78 - $2/10 produce Kroger home mailer = - .22

MEGA deal:
6 Motrin PM $2.50 each - $3 insert 4-18 RP = -$3
4 Dan o ninos $1.79 - $1.50 insert (now expired) = $1.16 earned $2 oynso cat
3 Vitamin water .75 - .50 tearpad = -.75
3 Suave deodorant $1 -.50 insert = FREE
1 Philly cream cheese $1 - $1 IP = FREE
1 Amp drink $1 - free win from Kroger site = FREE
2 Scotch foam mounting squares .99 - .50 IP = -.02
Tax: -.10
Cost oop: $7.25 and will mail for $7.19 rebate, earned $4 and $2 oynso

Other things I have read that are on sale for a good deal:
Spaghetti O's (select varities, make sure you picked up a tagged one) .50 - .50/2 IP doubled = FREE
Ore-Ida hashbrowns $2.29 - $1 ecoupon - $1 tearpad = .29
South Beach living bars $1.99 -1.50 ecoupon = .49
Simply potatoes .99 - .55 Dairy book from Randalls = .44

Potential Money Maker or at least free cat food - YMMV!

I went to Petsmart today to pick up some Science Diet cans for a rebate. Well, while there, I checked out the prices on some foods I knew we had coupons for. The 3.5 lb bags of Purina One are on sale for $5 right now with your Petsmart Loyalty card. In addition, they have little 6 oz bags for only .49.
Now, I could have tried getting just the little bags and used my $2 insert 6-27SS coupons for $1.51 overage on each, but instead, I purchased 2 of the $5 bags and 4 of the .49 bags and used 6 $2 coupons! If you do the deal the same way, you WILL need a small filler as this gives .02 overage for each set of 3.
I ended up with everything pictured for $10.56 and will mail in for my $10 rebate from Science Diet(I got this from the vet when the new kitten got her first round of shots)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some great printables I ran across

This morning I have been preparing for my coupon outing and hitting all the sites to print and load before I leave.

Well, I was excited to see the following coupons (still working so will be adding to list throughout the morning)

.75 Pepperidge Farm Grahams (great if you still have the .75 loadable on

$2 Smart Balance milk (great if you have the loadable from
.50/2 Spaghetti O's (will make SELECT varieties(there are 4) free with mega deal at Kroger- thanks mgob)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Randalls - had to run and grab bread!

By the time I got to Safeway (Randalls) tonight, I was exhausted. I just wanted to be home putting away all this mess so I could go to bed(will post my Kroger runs tomorrow!) Too bad it takes forever to get this stuff pictured and blogged about (all the while my kitten attacking my feet and making a racket jumping around!)

Anyway, I didn't really keep tally so went up to the register blindly hoping the Red Baron Slices would be enough to cover the overage. It wasn't, so I had to run for bread(I can always freeze it!) to make sure I had the opportunity to use most my coupons.
Here is my breakdown
(I apologize but it is FAR too late to look up where the ecoupons came from, but I load from shortcuts, cellfire and - I will try to fix this part of the post and other links when I am actually awake later today)
These items are part of the buy 4 get $4 off (price listed is after $4 came off)
In addition, when you do this deal, you can get a free box of granola bars(it is posted in the ad)
1 Cocoa Puffs $1.99 - 2 .55 cellfire = .89
1 Golden Grahams $1.99 - 2 .75 cellfire - $1 ecoupon = -.51
1 Honey Nut Cheerios $1.99 - 2 .55 ecoupons - .75 IP = .14
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $1.99 - 1 $1 ecoupons -2 $1 cellfire - $1 IP = -$2.01
1 Nature Valley granola bars $0(f0r buying 4 products) - .40 ecoupon - 2 .50 cellfire 1 .50 ecoupon - .50 IP = -$2.90
1 Wacky mac* $1.59 - .50 insert = .59 (have a upromise coupon too and this was marked $1 but I didn't notice it rang wrong until I got home
1 Enfagrow rtu formula $5 - $5 ecoupon - $5 IP(beeped) = -$5
2 Lucerne sour cream $$1.35 each - .68 each for 50% off sticker - $1 dairy book coupon = .35
1 Yoplait Delights $2.50 - 2 $1 cellfire - $1 IP = FREE
1 Red Baron by the Slice $3 (didn't have my coupon with me but you can print a $2 here)
3 loafs Sara lee bread $5
1 bag hamburger buns $1.67
Paid .71 oop and will mail for $3 rebate on Red Baron

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

P&G deal at HEB - ends tomorrow, errrr today 7/15

Sorry about the short notice on this, but I myself just got the email today from HEB and I found out this promo ends tomorrow. I have to say, you might want to try this one at your own risk! I was really hoping for a $10 money maker on this deal, but no catalina printed for me. The catalina machine had a green light, but nothing came out. I can't really complain since I paid very little, but it would have been nice.

Anyway, apparantly if you spend $25 on P&G products (logos shown above on the flyer) you are supposed to get a $10 oynso.

If you still have any of those $2 Pampers wipes coupons from the P&G insert, then you are in luck! HEB has their wipes priced at $1.97. The coupons go in for the full $2 unless your cashier manually enters them. (make sure you have a filler to cover the overage just in case!)

I am anxious to know if anyone receives this catalina for the P&G promo????
EDIT: Thanks goes to WakingDivine to being proactive and looking this promo up. Apparantly you have to spend $25 AFTER coupons for the catalina to print.

Things that make you go HMMMMMMM! - WAY off topic

Remember I promised you another funny?
When I was shopping at Walgreens earlier this week, I perused the clearance aisle and found this so funny I had to take a picture on my phone and send it to all my coupon buds, lol.
I will admit I did not grab one and look inside to see if these are insulated or anything, but I had to laugh my butt off when I saw this pop-up cooler for sale. My first thought was that I had stepped into a SNL commercial (anyone remember the Adobe car, lol).
A cardboard box = cooler! Now why didn't I think of that, lol.

Gearing up for Kroger

Potential good deals I see at Kroger:

Starting tomorrow Kroger has

Ripe Hass Avocados 2/$1

If they are from CA(I think I saw a sign at my store saying they were?) use the $1/2 IP here(zip 90210) to get them FREE

Dulcinea Pureheart Watermelons on sale for $2.50 - .45 insert 6-6 RP = $1.60

MEGA SALE: Must buy 10 participating items to get listed price (takes $5 off your total for each 10 items, no limited stated in the ad)

Philadelphia Cream cheese $.99 - $1 IP (must register then your coupon will appear on the home page) = FREE!!!!!

AND congrats to Gourmet Mom Mandy for her win in the Sides category - much deserved

Bar S Meat franks .89 each - $1/2 IP = .39 each

Degree deodorant $1.50 - $1 IP = .50

Domino sugar 4 lb bag $1.99 - .30 IP = $1.09

Dan o nino $1.79 - $1.50 insert 6-6 SS= .29 each (confirmed rumors there is a Catalina deal : Buy 2 get $1, Buy 3 get $1.50, B4 get $2)

Vitamin Water .75 - .50 tearpad from CVS = -.25 (Money Maker)

Motrin PM $2.50 - $3 insert 4-18 RP = -.50 (Money Maker)

*I hope to walk Kroger tomorrow and get together a list of all the participating items for the mega sale that did NOT make it into the ad!

(I am sure I missed some goodies too, so feel free to post in comments anything you think should be added) Happy Shopping

Other GREAT printables

$.75 off Honey Nut Cheerios (have to play the game, then lets you print coupons) – great for Buy 4 save $4 deal starting tomorrow at Randalls

.50 Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz + (always a great coupon to have in the land of doubles!)

$2 Red Baron Pizza by the Slice (pair with try me free insert rebate for sweet deal)

$2 Tombstone Pizza (like them on facebook and use for Kroger mega sale if TX has it included)

$1 Wheaties Fuel or here (I saw this for $2 at Kroger and I have a .75 loadable on shortcuts!)

Shortcuts has added a bunch of coupons you will want to load before you hit the Safeway $4 off 4 sale!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pampers Gift to Grow 200 points - tonight only!!!!

Pampers is having a twitter party tonight and to reward you, they are offering a code worth 200 POINTS!!!!! Twitterpartywtp This is HUGE since most points are only worth about 10 or 20. If you are not a member of Gifts to Grow, consider signing up. You can use 200 points to donate to the March of Dimes; 20 points earns you a sweepstakes entry or 200 points gets you half way to a free Shutterfly collage print. You have to enter the code TONIGHT though!
For those of you that are members, what are you saving up for?

Thanks Hooked on Bargains

Heading out to Burn my coupons NOW!

It seems I am wasting my time couponing and need to stop using coupons NOW! Who wants to join me for a coupon burning party? he he

Ok, just kidding, but if you want a good laugh, head over here and read this article on why you shouldn't use coupons. It sure provided me a good laugh.
I will give the author credit in at least saying some CAN overcome the hurdles and achieve overall savings.
Coming soon....another post about something that made me laugh my butt off and then look around for a hidden camara

Thanks Mariah for the article, it made my night!

Cellfire HAS Reset !!!!!

Cellfire HAS reset Don't forget to load up all your coupons before heading out to the store. I can't wait to see what goodies they are gonna offer up!

I was excited to see some duplicates! Don't forget to go here or here to print the Nature Valley Granola Thins, granola bars, Bisquick, Warm Delights, Fruit snacks and Nut clusters coupon to go with your loadables!

*I was fortunate to get my grocery ads in the mail yesterday so might I suggest you load these coupons to your Randalls (Safeway) card! They are running a buy 4 save $4 on various GM cereals, BC fruit snacks and Nature Valley Granola bars. PLUS the ad says you can also get a free box of NV granola bars. Limit 20 items per transaction.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Deal at Office Depot netted close to free lunchbox

To see details, you can click the picture to enlarge(yes I know my pictures are HORRIBLE quality but it keeps others from stealing my pics, lol)

I have been needing to get my girls new lunchboxes for their new school(can't have characters on them) and been looking for deals. (they also can't have backpacks at their school, so those deals are out for me). Well I noticed in the Office Depot ad there were many items for free (after rebate) or cheap (after rebate). Combining that with the $10/25 printable coupon they currently have available, I was hoping to find a decent deal on a lunchbox. I was right!
I found some lunchboxes that had coupons inside and a really great magazine/rebate offer. I can opt for a subscription to Parents magazine(I already have one) or a $4.96 refund(guess which one I am going to pick :)

So here is how my transaction looked:
1 Mr Sketch marker set $7.99
3 2 pack mechanical pencils $7.49 each = $22.47
1 Lunch bag $9.99
$40.45 - $10/25 + $2.51 tax = 32.96

Will send off for
1 x $7.99 rebate for the markers (limit 1)
3 x $6.49 rebate on the pencils (limit 3)
1 x $4.96 Parents/lunch bag rebate (limit 1) = $32.42

So $32.96 - $32.42 = $0.54 + cost of 5 Stamps
GREAT deal for a lunch box!

* I could have gotten it cheaper if I didn't buy as many items (I only needed to get to $25, so I could have bought just 1 set of pencils, the marker and lunch pail @ 25.47 -10/25 + tax = 16.75, get back 19.44 for a PROFIT of 2.69 less the cost of 3 stamps!)

Other items you can get for rebates are:
Swingline LightTouch Reduced Effort Stapler $13.99 - $13.99 rebate = FREE (limit 1 -my store was sold out)

Office depot brand multipurpose paper ream $6.29 - $5.29 rebate = $1 (limit 2)

Office Depot Brand Color-coded heavyweight sheet protectors 25 pk $7.59 - $6.59 = $1 (limit 3)

(If I was able to get the stapler and the markers with the lunch pail, it would have been a profit of $3.16)

Yay! I love my find today at Kroger

I stopped into Kroger today because I finally found my .50 Dole Pineapple IP I mentioned in this blog post. Lucky for me the pineapples were still on sale for $2. Well, while there I noticed they marked down the summer stuff to 50% off. Well, that was JUST enough for me to decide to purchase one of these kid swings. I went to a friend's party a couple weekends ago and she had one of these and the kids LOVED it! I didn't want to risk this not being in stock at 75% off, so I paid $25 for it.
Now to get my husband to put it together for the girls.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Walgreens - FREE Nutter Butters and I got paid for toothbrushes!

I was excited to see the Nabisco hang bags on sale for .50 each this week! We just got $1/2 ANY SIZE coupons in the 5-16 SS. Good thing because my husband LOVES Nutter Butter! (They also have Chips Ahoy, Ritz Bits and Oreo)
Also, there is a current RR deal to earn $4 wyb 4 Reach toothbrushes.
Here is what I did:
4 Reach toothbrushes $1.79 each - 2 bogo coupon 1-3 RP - 2 $1 insert 5-16 RP=$1.58
6 Nutter Butter .50 each - 3 $1/2 insert 5-16 = FREE
Tax: .13
Cost OOP: $1.71
Earned $4 RR!

Thanks Mercedes about the heads up on the Reach RR deal.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Safeway (Randalls), got a great deal on cheese

Not sure if you will luck out too, but at my store, they had these pkgs of Lucerne cheddar cheese with 50% stickers. I purchased these before on closeout and my husband told me I could get those anytime, lol (I have to admit, I made pork ribs the other night and my husband made us pulled pork sandwiches for lunch 2 days with the leftovers and this cheese and it was YUMMY!)
Anyway, I wanted to get the Clorox 2 deal for my mom(I admit I used the overage for MY groceries, lol)
I did this in 2 transactions because I had a $2 oynso that expired that day and my first transaction was only .52 after all other coupons so I couldn't use it.
Trans #1
1 Diet DP 12 pack $4.69 (YIKES!)
1 Clorox 2 $7.69 - $7.69 ecoupon - $1.50 ecoupon - $2 ecoupon - $2 IP = -$5.50
2 Lucerne cream cheese(found this size at the counter where you order cake) .50 each - $1/2 Randalls dairy book coupon = FREE
3 Lucerne cheddar cheese $2.99 each - $1.50 each for 50% off stickers - $3 from in ad coupon - $1 dairy book coupon = .47 !
Tax: .86
Cost oop: .52

Trans #2:
1 O Organic yogurt .79 - $1 O Organic tearpad(adjusts down) = FREE
1 Natures Own bread $2.39
2 Lucerne cream cheese .50 each - $1/2 Randalls dairy book coupon = FREE
3 Lucerne cheddar cheese $2.99 each - $1.50 each for 50% off stickers - $2 from in ad coupon - $1 dairy book coupon = .47!
-$2 oynso
Tax: -.21
Cost oop: .65

Kroger - 75% Toy Story toys and get paid to buy Oscar Mayer

(click on picture to enlarge for detail)

Kroger has a catalina deal going on right now on Oscar Mayer lunch meat. Each 3 you purchase triggers a $2 oynso. Well, Kroger just happens to have the Bologna and Salami on sale for $1. Pair that with the $1/2 insert coupons from 5-16SS. (Hurry, these expire Sunday!)
I purchased in groups of 6 = $6 - 3 $1/2 coupons = $3 and earns $4, so $1 profit.
To roll these, I purchased 6 more and 1 bag of Fast Fixins chicken nuggets and paid zero oop each time after the first and earned 2 more $2 catalinas.

While at the stores today, I found they had the Toy Story 3 toys on sale for 75%! I will be adding some of these to my birthday closet. The items I purchased cost the following:
Action Figures $2 each
Ballpoint pen with stamper .50
Night light $1
Puzzle with moving ship $2.50
Flashlight $2.75
Barbie $3
Buzzlight year car 3.70
Tshirt $2.50

Thanks Imm for the heads up on the Oscar Mayer sale.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

YAY! Clorox bought my milk at Safeway (Randalls)

Wow! Was I in for a surprise at Randalls tonight! I ran in to price check the Clorox 2 because I found a $3 catalina today in the Kroger parking lot and I had just loaded coupons last week to my Randalls card. I actually had a coupon for the Wacky Mac and the O Organic yogurt too, but I would have gone negative had I used them.
Here is how my transaction looked:

1 Wacky Mac $1 (had a .50 insert but didn't use - also a loadable on upromise)
4 Bananas .66
1 O Organic yogurt .79 (again, had a coupon but couldn't use it)
1 O Organic milk $4.99
1 Clorox 2 $7.69 - $2 ecoupon - $1 ecoupon - $7.69 ecoupon - $1.50 ecoupon - $3 catalina(found at Kroger - I have NO idea why 4 loadables came off, I can only see 3 for Clorox products on my print out?????) = -7.50
Tax: .39
Cost oop : .33!!!!!

If you don't have a $3 catalina on Clorox, here is a link for a $2 IP

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mission Tortillas for .25

Mission is once again offering the .75 printable coupon. Right now Kroger has the 10 count on sale for $1, making them just .25.

Free Haircut for Kids

I know it might sound early to be planning for back to school, but you might want to consider scheduling your kiddos haircut now. Remington College offers an annual event offering free hair cuts for kids 17 and under at their campuses that have a Cosmetology school. They also offer discount salon services for adults during the event. You can find a local campus here (yes there are some in Houston). You might want to call and see about making an appointment since I am sure this is a popular event. Great way to save your cash for new clothes and school supplies!
Thanks Hip2Save for the heads up.

Another Goldfish loadable

If you have not checked your Shortcuts account lately, you might want to head over there. This morning, I had another loadable available for .75 off Pepperidge Farm Goldfish!
There is also a .50 printable available here. (Sorry limit has been reached)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

HOT Cereal/Toy Deal at Target!!!!!

I ran a HOT deal at Target today which is GREAT since I have been laid up with horrible allergies for the past 5 + days!
Ok, this involves a couple printable coupons
Target is running a deal on Special K cereal(buy 4, get one free)
They also have a sale on the Special K* for $2.50 each and the Fiber Plus in on sale for $2.66 each (*The chocolate Special K apparantly is on sale for $2.39 so if you got 5 of those, it would be .44 cheaper)
Here is what I did
5 Special K cereal:
4 @ 2.50 = $10
1 (Chocolate) @ 2.39 - Target sale = FREE

1 Fiber Plus cereal $2.66 - free wyb Special K printable (t00k off $4.29?) = - 1.63
-$1.50/3 Kelloggs Special K Target printable coupon
- 3 $1/2 IPs and IP
1 Toy Story 3 Toy $6.04 - $5 off Toy Story toy wyb 5 Kelloggs items 6-13 RP(c0upon beeped)
=$4.91 six boxes of cereal and 1 toy (0r .82 a box and a toy for FREE)

BUT , I forgot the box of Fiber Plus I purchased also has a try me free rebate, so I can use my receipt and mail in to get $2.66 back, making my total $2.25 (+the cost of the stamp) for 6 boxes of cereal and 1 toy. (or .38 a box for Special K, YAY!)

Friday, July 2, 2010

BounceU half off at Groupon - Houston only

For my Houston readers, Groupon has another great deal for you. Half off passes for either Houston area locations of Bounce U. If you have never taken your kids there, you should, it is loads of fun and guaranteed to wipe them out for a restful nights sleep :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Winner selected for $100 Cellfire giveaway

Sorry I was too sleepy to post the winner last night when I got home. The winner is comment number 62

Congrats Rachel, you have 24 hours to contact me to claim your $100 gift card to the grocery store of your choice.
Thank you to everyone for entering in my Cellfire contest and I wish I could choose everyone to win.