Wednesday, March 31, 2010
My husband had me looking up something on IMDB, and while there I noticed they had posted new pictures for Eclipse. In turn, that led me to check out Stephenie Meyer's site to see if she had anything new to report to her fans. Well, she sure did! She has a Novella coming out in June about Bree Tanner. Those of you who have read the series should remember that name from the third book. If not, you have until June to read it again and catch up, lol!
Anyway, you can read all about Stephenie's journey writing this novella and how it came to get published as a separate work that is certain to make a wonderful addition and side story to the upcoming movie.
Even better, as a thank you to her fans, she is going to offer the book for online reading for FREE from noon on June 7th until July 5th on the website breetanner. For those like me that still want a physical book to hold and read, Amazon is already taking preorders for 50% off the cover price The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
(just $7.69 and elgible for free super saver shipping) AND $1 from each book will be donated to the American Red Cross.
I don't know about you, but I have noted the date on my calendar! I can't wait!
Well, to help with our cooking challenge Betty Crocker and Safeway have teamed up with MyBlogSpark to offer me the above pictured gift basket AND they are offering an identical one(without the cake mix, sorry) to one of my lucky readers.
They are offering a silicone baking dish, a Betty Crocker spoon(I got one of these from the BC kitchens and I LOVE IT!!!!!), a red oven mitt and a stainless steel mixing bowl AND a $25 gift card to Safeway stores (you can buy lots of cake mix with THAT -especially right now at Safeway as they are on sale for .69 each when you buy 4 :)
I will have this giveaway open until April 8th at midnight. Then comments will be closed and a winner will be selected via random.org. I will post the winner's name to my blog on April 9th and then that winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.
One entry per person
Tell me your best baking memory or something funny that happened while baking/cooking.
Disclaimer: Betty Crocker, Safeway and MyBlogSpark provided me the same gift basket mentioned above as well as a VIP coupon for a free box of cake mix. They also are providing one reader the gift basket mentioned above without the VIP coupon. I was not compensated in any other way for this post and all words and opinions in this post are my own.
For those of you in or around the Houston Area, there is yet another opportunity to get a free gift card to get some plants and gardening goodies.
Just go to Houston Plants and Garden World's website and sign up for their email mailing list(you will get an email that requires you to confirm your subscription) and you will earn a $20 gift card.
If you fan them on facebook, you will get another $5.
Better hurry on this one, I have a filling it might close quickly!
Thanks Erin for the headsup!
This is a GREAT program that collects Labels for Education points for your school just by purchasing participating products and swiping your store loyalty card. Could it get any easier? Even better, you can still save those labels for submission into your participating school!
Just go here to sign up and if you are new to the program, they will give you a 200 label bonus just for signing up.
If we meet our goal, Cellfire will give away five separate $100.00 gift cards for the grocery store of the randomly chosen winners’ choice. To meet this goal, we need to reach 4,559 total followers on Twitter by end of day April 4, 2010.
To become eligible, participants must:
1. Follow Cellfire on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Cellfire) and
2. Re-tweet the following sentence:
Follow @Cellfire for a chance to win a $100 gift card for the grocery store of your choice.
DO SO BY END OF DAY APRIL 4, 2010!
2. New followers following Cellfire Twitter after the cut off date (04/04/10) will not be eligible to be included in the giveaway.
AND stay tuned tommorrow when I announce the winner and I will be posting a new giveaway too!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
TRU is having a deal of the day on My Little Ponys tommorrow(as in Wednesday!!!!!!!) and they are on sale b1g1 free.
Wow! Two ponies for the price of one, but wait, there is more(sound like an infomercial, lol)
Go here now and you can print a b1g1 free coupon for My Little Pony and then TRU will give you two for the price of 1, or better yet, two for absolutely free(yes, I was watching a infomercial during this post and couldn't resist!)
So, in sum, print the MLP coupon on THIS page(twice per computer) and take it to Toys R Us tommorrow ONLY, and they will give you 2 My Little Ponys for ZIP, ZILCH, NADA (already, those of my readers NOT living in TX might have to pay sales tax, I'll give you that!)
If you see me loading up on MLP tommorrow at TRU, be sure to stop me and say HI! And if you don't see me, set aside a Rainbow Dash for me :)
Edit: Apparantly this coupon is giving grief at the register and will not go through without further involvement. I was shot down today at Sugar Land after pleading my case to 3 different employees. Oh well, win some, lose some
Good luck to all who try.
Here is what I did:$
9 Yoplait smoothies $3 each - 2 free auto'd at $3.29 - 7 $1 2-7 GM(there is also a $1.25 IP here- I received my frees from my trip to Betty Crocker kitchens) = $13.42
4 Scrubbing bubbles $1.99 each - $2/2 peelies = $3.96
12 Suave body wash $1.25 each - 4 $2 b2g1 - 2 .50 insert for kids wash(1 doubled) - 7 .50 Randalls booklet(cashier accidently scanned one extra and didn't delete it) = $2
4 Herbal Essence $1.99 each - 2 b1g1 auto'd at $4.49 = -$1.02
4 Degree deodorant $1.99 each - 2 $3/2 IP = $1.96
1 Always Infinity $2.99 - $1 Pgesaver - free auto'd at $4.99(from my homemailer I posted about here) = -$3
-$10 Frozen food catalina
-$4 prior Scrubbing bubbles catalina
-2 $1.50 prior Suave catalina
Cost oop: .40
Earned $10 for frozen food, $4 Scrubbing bubbles, $7.50 (5 $1.50 for Suave- kids does NOT earn catalina)
So final tally:
$17.40 - $21.50 = -$4.10! And did I mention those Yoplait smoothies are YUMMY!
Currently there is a catalina deal going on at Randalls and Kroger. When you buy 2 Velvetta cups, you get back .50 oynso, when you buy 3, you get back $1 and when you buy 4, you get back $1.50.
Right now Randalls has these for $1.25 and last I checked(been awhile) Kroger had them for ~ $1.19 each.
Now the GREAT part, there is a BOGO IP here. So, you can get 4 of these cups for as low as .22 a cup.
Assuming $1.19 price at Kroger
$1.19 x 4 = $4.76 - 2 bogo = $2.38 - $1.50 oynso catalina = .88 or .22 a cup!
I am home with a sick kid so cannot confirm price at Kroger or end price on the Randalls deal, but if one of my readers knows, please report back.
Don't understand my lingo? Go here
Monday, March 29, 2010
Come on in on March 30th and 31st, from 11 am to 8 pm and try one for dessert or snack!
Offer limited to 1 per person at participating locations. Limit 4 per order.
Yummy, now to find out how much their cookies cost.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I did 2 transactions and here is how they looked
2 Airwick minis $3.99 each - $4 insert 3-7SS= -.02
1 Dove conditioner $4 - $1.50 insert 3-28 RP= $2.50
6 Reeses dark .89 each - .50 in ad coupon - .55 insert 3-14SS= -.96
3 Halls cough drops $1.99 - $1 in ad coupon - $1 insert 3-28SS = -.03
1 Simply Saline $7 - $1 insert 1-24 SS= $6
2 Punch balls (fillers) $1 - .33 in ad coupon = .67
-$8 in RR
Paid oop : .16
Earned $4 for Dove and $7 for Simply Saline
1 Dulcolax $10 -
6 Reeses dark .89 each - .50 in ad coupon - .55 insert 3-14SS = -.96
1 Punch ball .59 - .25 in ad coupon = .34
-$5 in RR
Paid oop: .38
Earned $10 for Dulcolax
Final tally: $8.16 + $5.38 - $11 - $10 = -$7.46
Randalls has several promotions going on right now.
1. Suave bodywash is $1.25 when you buy AT LEAST 4. They also have a catalina deal that earns you $1.50 oynso for each two you buy(this only works on womens and mens, not kids variety).
2. Herbal Essence is $1.99 each when you buy in GROUPS of 3. (It is a save $3 off when you buy 3, so if you don't buy in groups of 3, they will ring up $2.99 each)
3. John Frieda is $3.99 each when you buy in GROUPS of 3. (It is a save $3 off when you buy 3, so if you don't buy in groups of 3, they will ring up $4.99 each)
Here is my scenario:
9 Danonino reduced for quick sale $1.14 each - $1 insert 3/28 = $1.26
1 Pampers wipes $2.99 - $2.50 Pg esaver - .50 insert = -.51
12 Suave body wash $1.25 each - b2g1 insert(takes off $2 each) - .50 Randalls March H&B book = $3
6 Herbal Essence stylers/shampoo $1.99 each - b1g1 insert(takes off $4.49 each) -$1 insert = -$4.53
9 John Frieda shampoo/conditioner $3.99 each - $3 insert = $8.91
1 banana .17
-2 $4 oynso catalinas
Paid: .30 oop
Earned 6 $1.50 oynso catalinas = $9
So final tally: $8.30 - $9 = -.70
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I took advantage of two Kroger catalina deals going right now.
1. Buy 3 BC potatoes get a $3 oynso catalina
2. Buy 6 Pillsbury refrigerated items get $4 oynso
Well I goofed on the potatoes and bought 4(I was buying four when I had $1/2 booklet coupons and so had 4 stuck in my head)
I also took advantage of new candy booklet coupons I found on a Bud Light display at Randalls. Coupon is for $1/2 Snickers, Milky Way, Twix or 3 Musketeer single bars. They are on sale for .50 each making them FREE with coupon!
The Huggies wipes were on closeout for $1.07 and I had $1 off any Huggies wipes from the March H&B booklet found on the shampoo aisle of Randalls.
And finally, the Success Rice is on sale for $1.99 each and I used .50 coupons from inserts(1-31 RP) to make them .99 each. I purchased these for the $5 Princess and the Frog Rebate found here.
I paid $9 worth of catalinas and .39 oop and got back $7 in catalinas and will mail in for my $5 rebate.
I was emailed a CVS coupon for $6 off Prevacid and seeing as my husband takes 2 a day, I wanted to take advantage of that coupon. I also had $6 manuf. coupons from one of the March Parade magazines, making a total of $12 off (NO size restrictions).
CVS also emailed me a coupon for either a free body wash or candy, I chose the body wash.
Going to CVS, I found they had the 14 count everyday priced for $12.99, so just .99 after both coupons. Well, while there I wanted to see if I could make any other good deal purchases with my CRT(cash register tape) CVS coupons and my manuf. coupons as well as current monthly and weekly deals they are running.
My luck, they had 4 Stayfree 24 count pads in stock. These are on monthly ECB deal where you earn$2 ECB for each you buy limit 4. I had insert bogo coupons with me as well as $1/1 IPS. CVS was also kind enough to give me $4 off 2 CRT coupon.
They also carry the St Ives facial scrub that I have fallen in love with. The trial sizes are $1.49 and we have $1.50 insert coupons so FREE.
I had two baby related CRTS making a decent deal on diapers. I was given a $2 off any $10 baby care purchase and $4 off wyb Huggies diapers and wipes. I still had my $3 IP for Huggies and I had $1 off any size Huggies wipes from the March H&B booklet found at Randalls.
The last promotion I did was for $3 ecbs when you buy $10 in canday. Since I already purchased 1 Reeses for my daughter earlier in the week, I only needed 11 more to get to $10. With the .55 coupon, that made it just .74 for 11 of them after ECBS.
Here is what I did:
1 Escape body wash $1.77 - $1.99 free coupon = -.22
1 Huggies travel wipes $1.79 - $1 booklet from Randalls = .79
1 Huggies diapers $11.99 - $3 IP - $2/10 baby purchase - $4/2 = $2.99
11 Reeses cups .89 each - .55 insert 3-14 SS = $3.74
1 Prevacid $12.99 - $6 CVS coupon - $6 insert = .99
7 St Ives apricot scrub $1.49 each - $1.50 insert 3-21 SS= FREE
-$8 in ECBS
Cost oop: .57
Earned $1 for scanning my Green Tag and $3 for the candy
Trans #2: (I asked if I could get Prevacid again since I don't know the new rules with CVS coupons and was told, if it scanned they would take it, YAY!)
1 watch 75% off $3.75
32 Tylenol vials 75% off .25 each - $4/2 Randalls booklet coupons = FREE
4 Stayfree max 24 count $3.79 each - bogo 1-3 RP - $1 IP - $4/2 cvs coupon = $1.58
1 Prevacid $12.99 - $6 CVS coupon - $6 insert = .99
8 St Ives apricot scrub $1.49 each - $1.50 insert 3-21 SS = FREE
-$6 in ECBS
Cost oop: .64
Earned $8 for the Stayfree
So overall tally: $8.57 + $6.64 - $4 - $8 = $3.21 for everything pictured.
Friday, March 26, 2010
This organization is in the running to win $50K from Pepsi. They help the children of our injured military and especially help the children of our fallen soldiers. Families can receive help to pay for sports, tutoring or fine arts programs for disabled/deceased military when otherwise the families would not be able to afford such activities. Please take a moment out of your day to pass a vote to them, daily if you have the time. You can vote once a day until March 31st.
If you are interested in finding out more about this organization, please go here.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
As you can see, you will get 8 items free(a $17.85 value) just for purchasing a Spiral Sliced ham (I recommend the one with brown sugar glaze, yummy!) or for the non-ham fans, purchase Fully Cooked beef brisket or Boneless Beef Prime Rib Roast. Looks like a complete meal to me and you don't even have to remember to make Sun Tea since they throw tea in too! You have until April 6th to take advantage of this meal deal offer.
Now for the contest. One lucky reader will have a chance to win a $20 gift card! That should just about cover your Easter dinner. So what do you have to do to win? Well, first, you have to live in US(sorry International readers)
Then, do one or all of the following(leave a separate comment for each item you do as each comment is considered an entry):
1. Tell me your favorite memory or tradition of Easter/Passover.
2. Become a fan on my facebook page
3. Become a fan on twitter: catladyfour4_ZM and tweet this giveaway(must provide proof of tweet, limit 3 tweets per day)
Contest comments will close at midnight on March 31st and winner will be chosen after that time and if no contact information is provided upon entry, winner will have 24 hours to contact me or an alternate winner will be chosen.
Disclaimer: Winner will be selected via Random.org. $20 gift card is being supplied by HEB directly to the winner. I was not compensated in any way for this giveaway. Heb did not write any portion of this post nor were they given editing rights in any way. HEB was not given advanced viewing of this post prior to it being posted.
Good luck everyone!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I threw in a few other items and it was a good thing I did because the cashier pushed all the coupons through and I got overage on everything!
Here is how my transaction looked:
2 Diego bandaids clearanced $1.27 each - $1 Target IP - $1 insert 1-3 RP= -$1.46
4 Band aids $1.82 each - $1 Target IP - $1 insert 1-3 RP = -$.72
6 Gillette bodywash $1.79 each - $4/2 insert 2-21 PG = -$1.26
1 Beach towel $2.50 - $1 Target IP = .50
1 pair of pants clearanced $3.24
Cost oop: .30
Will use the receipt to get the $5 back for the Bandaids.
*Heads up: EVERY SINGLE coupon beeped.
The RedPlum preview is up for this weekend. Just click the picture above to access it.
Some HOT coupons I see:
Dove Hair Care Products Save $2.50/1 ETS
Lever 2000 Bar Soap 2-Bar or 4 Bar Package Save $0.50/1 (two packs were $1 at Safeway, end date?)
Snuggle Fabric Softener Liquid 32 load or larger or Dryer Sheets 70 ct or larger Save $3.00/1 (more free softener)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Growing up my mom worked so sometimes she cheated and made instant potatoes. Do you remember those cans of potatoes? Blech! I was a thorn in her side always griping about those nasty gritty tasting potatoes.
Imagine my happiness when she brought home that first box of BC instant potatoes! I don't know how Betty does it(I've been to her kitchen and still didn't find the answer) but if I am gonna have instant potatoes, it HAS to be THESE!
SOOOOOOOOO, you want some FREE instant potatoes???? Well, right now Kroger has a catalina deal on BC potatoes
The best scenario requires you to buy at least 3 (b1 get .50, b2 get $1.50, b3 get $3). Kroger has the pouch potatoes on everyday pricing of $1. So, if you were to buy 3 SANS coupons, they are FREE after catalina deal. BUT........................
Remember, I just told you to load cellfire coupons. In the list of loadables, I "suggested" you load the potato coupon to your Kroger card. Did you? Also, you might have a shortcuts coupon on potatoes. Keep in mind, this is Kroger so only 1 loadable is likely to come off at a time(I purchased 4 and 1 came off) but WHO CARES! they are FREE without it, the loadable is just ICING.
Now, if you can find the Spring Savings booklet I have pictured above, there is a $1/2 Potato coupon inside(hence the reason there are 4 potatoes in my scenario, not 3). I found my booklet at a demo at Randalls, but perhaps they left some coupon booklets there. You have until the 18th of April to get this catalina, so plenty of time to stock up on potatoes.
And for those interested, I got the Warm Delights and Fiber One yogurt free after inserts and loadables. Not sure the date the sale ends on these items though(sorry had both kids with me right after I hyped them up on Ben and Jerry's so forgot to check tag dates!)
AND since you are now gearing up to go to Kroger, stop a moment and print a coupon for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter first.
You will find a .50 IP here, and starting tommorrow(for Tx/La region), this will be on sale for .98. Coupon will make it FREE!
Use zip code 77083 if yours does not pull up the coupon.
If you don't have an HEB nearby, these are also on sale for .99 at FoodTown and .99 and Kroger, so with this past Sunday's paper you are bound to find these free somewhere.
Now for a psa(public service announcement): I don't mean to sound "preachy" but you might want to look at the sodium content in one of these meals before feeding them regularly to your kids! YIKES!
Probably gonna jinx it with this post, but I have been told more than once that searching for me earns swagbucks. Apparantly several of my readers search and come to my blog via swagbucks and keep getting 10 everyday!
So I am curious readers, swagbucks search me and post a comment. Is EVERYONE getting swagbucks by searching for my blog, or do I just have a few VERY lucky readers?
Cellfire has reset! You will find the following coupons available to load for this two week cycle:
$.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads (Includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls, and Pizza Crust)
$.40 any 17.5 OZ. OR LARGER Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$.75/2 Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, OR Mini Cinnamon Rolls
$1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$.40 Box or Pouch Betty Crocker Potatoes (Except Potato Buds) (LOAD TO YOUR KROGER CARD!)
$.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$.40 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$.55/2 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries
$1 Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit
$.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups OR Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks
$1 Yoplait Delights Yogurt Multipack
$.55 any flavor 32 OZ. Yoplait Yogurt
$.55 Honey Nut Cheerios cereal
$.75 Frosted Cheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Banana Nut Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, or Chocolate Cheerios
$.80/2 Yoplait Go-GURT Yogurt or Yoplait Trix Multipack Yogurt
$.75/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
$1/2 any 17.5 OZ + Betty Crocker Cookie Mix and 1 Betty Crocker Frosting
$.75 Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mixes
$.50 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
$.75 20 OZ. + Original Bisquick OR Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix, OR 10.6 OZ. Bisquick Shake n Pour Pancake Mix
Kroger AND ShopRite Only
$.50 Betty Crocker Box Supreme Brownie Mixes
$1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights (should be free with insert)
$1 Scotch Fur Fighter Refills for Upholstery
$4 Scotch Fur Fighter Hair Remover Starter Kit
Safeway, King Soopers, Fry's, QFC, Ralphs, Smith's ONLY
$1 Star Olive Oil, 17oz or larger
If you have printed the $3 coupons from coupons.com already, there is some good news. They have reset the coupon, so you should be able to print 2 more copies of this high value coupon. Yay!
EDIT: Apparantly it did not reset for a lot of people. Sorry guys!
Don't forget to also load the $2 Upromise coupon in case you choose to purchase at a Upromise participating store.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I have some great news to my readers that shop Fred Meyer. Cellfire has added them as a grocer so now you can get in on loadables too!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I did two transactions(I read that the Pampers limit is 3, but you can only purchase 2 at a time to work correctly)
1 Ban Powder Fresh clearanced @ $1.75 - .75 insert = $1
2 Pampers Cruisers $8.97 each - $2 insert = $13.94
5 Dawn Hand Renewal $.96 -$1 homemailers = -.20
1 Colgate Total $3.99 - $1 insert(got in trade) = $2.99
1 Houston Chronicle $1.75
-$14 in ECBS
Cost oop: .63
Earned: $3.99 for Colgate, $2 for Ban, and $6 for Pampers
1 Ban Powder Fresh clearanced @ $1.75 - .75 insert = $1
1 Pampers Cruisers $8.97 - $2 insert = $6.97
1 Bayer $14.99 - $14.99 insert = FREE
1 Sprite(I had my daughter with me) $1.49
1 Reeses pieces .89 - tearpad FREE wyb coke product = FREE
-$7.99 in ECBS
Cost oop: $1.60
Earned : $3 for Pampers, $2 for Ban and $5 for Contour monitor
So overall: $14.63 + $9.59 - $11.99 - $10 = $2.23 total cost for everything pictured
While mentioning Pampers, here are two Gift to Grow codes worth 30 points each. Hurry, these are only valid through March 31st.
Thanks to Freebies4mom for the Pampers codes.
Here is how I did my transaction:
3 Bodywash $4.28 each
2 Deodorant $4.25 each
1 shave cream $3.50
1 Vics cough drops .99
-2 free bodywash wyb deodorant -$4.28 x 2
-1 free bodywash wyb shave prep -$4.28
-$1 on fusion shave cream -$1
-$4/2 Gillette deodorant or bodywash -$4
-$1.50 any Vics product -$1.50
Cost oop: $6.67 and will get $10 back in rebate so a little money maker.
*The bread was free with a Kids Birthday Club coupon they sent for Zoey's birthday.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Well, for starters, the store had LINES!! I hate going through uscan with coupons(since I know this ties up the cashier that has to man 4 registers) but I was in a hurry and the other lines were brutal. Anyway, go through uscan and scan in my products (pictured above). Tell the computer, yes, I do have coupons, and it prompts me to give to cashier. I do so, and cashier enters coupons and I happily bag my items(I had scanned and just set on scale and am now bagging in my reusable bags) So, I finish bagging my groceries and head to the uscan station to see how the cashier is doing on my stack of coupons. He finishes up and tells me to go back to my station and pay. I head there and instantly FREAK out when I see the display.
At first I think, oh no biggie, I wasn't calculating properly and I owe $6.xx! IF ONLY! Well, I look at the screen a second time and realize there is a - in front of that $6.xx! YIKES!
I look over at cashier and he says, "yes ma'am go ahead and pay" My thoughts 'hmmm how do I pay a negative balance?" At first I panic and ring up 1 Orbit gum for .99, then it dawns on me, I HATE GUM, I don't chew it and I am not wasting over $6 overage on GUM! So I tackle the next best thing, GRAB BAG CHIPS! I kept grabbing till I was in the positive!
Paid .23 for the above pictured items
Already blogged about the deals here, but the cheese was a happy addition, thanks to a great trading friend finding some bogo coupons and $2 off 2 for the cheese (I OWE YOU ANON FRIEND!)
I went today and found a tag for the Kashi on sale for $3 each OR $2 each IF you buy 4!
Well, let's just say I was excited going to the register expecting to pay .50 for 4 boxes (1 free @$3, 3 $1.50 off coupons, 4 boxes ringing up $8) BUT the register decided to work its magic and auto-deducted my FREE Kashi box @ $3.99 making the Kashi look as follows:
4 Kashi @ $3 = $12
-$4 instant savings = $8
-3 x $1.50 = $3.50
-$3.99 free coupon = -.49
I also purchased trial size tide (.99) with the .35 any insert coupon and Blistex ($1) with the .35 insert
Now, all this by itself would have been a HUGE % off run BUT then I stumbled upon a beer deal. Well, seeing as my man is a beer man, I had to check it out! $24 dollars later, I found myself purchasing 52 bottles of mix/match beer. Not sure why this beer was being sold the way it was, but at ~ .50 a bottle, I did not question it. Dh took a picture AFTER he pulled all the beer out of the weird packaging they sold it in. Let me just tell you he was a happy camper!
Ok, bear with me because this deal is not for the faint at heart, lol. AND this deal is especially SWEET for those of you that already own a DVD or VHS copy of Toy Story and Toy Story 2! BUT before I go into the deal, it seems to be a SWEET deal whether you are in it just for the Princess and the Frog deal or if you are just in it for the Toy Story part. If you are in it for both, then you are in NIRVANA!!!!
This deal ENDS Saturday so you MUST hurry(sorry I found out about it after 5pm on Friday!)
Ok, let me see if I can post this without confusing you.
I already told you how to get a $10 off coupon on Princess and the Frog. (Make sure you print the US one, not the Canadian one) This $10 needs to go with you to Toys R Us.
Go and find the Princess and the Frog Combo pack Blu-Ray and DVD. While you are there, seek out the frogs as pictured above. They should be on either an endcap, or a special aisle with the other Princess and the Frog merchandise.
Go to register with your frogs and the movie and tell the cashier you would like to prebuy Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
They will find a card (pictured above) and will ask you to pick the version you want. Pick it and they will ring you up. You will have to pay $5 pre-buy price per Toy Story but that is OK! This is how you transaction should play out:
Princess and the Frog combo pack is on sale right now for $26.99 but when you see it ring up on the register, it will say $34.99, DON'T PANIC, all is well.
The frogs are free when you buy $30 worth of Princess and the Frog merchandise and since the register is ringing the movie at $34.99 it triggers the frogs to be free: YAY!
Then, the register will charge you $5 twice for your selection of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 pre-buy
BUT there is a promo right now that if you pre-buy both, you get $15 off any movie by Disney (psst: Princess and the Frog is one of them!)
BUT even better!!!! Apparantly, there is a promo that you get $5 off any movie by Disney when you prebuy 1 of the Toy Story movies and RIGHT now the register is triggering BOTH discounts!!!!!!! So, now $20 OFF The Princess and the Frog AND we have not even handed over that $10 IP I mentioned!!!!!!
So here we go
Toy story prebuy $5
Toy story 2 prebuy $5
Princess and the Frog kissing frogs
Princess and the Frog Bluray combo $34.99 - $8 sale price =$26.99
-$15 when you pre-buy Toy Story 1&2 = $11.99
-$5 bonus "glitch" = $6.99
-$10 IP coupon
=$6.99 + your tax rate!
WOW!!! By itself that is a GREAT deal, but it gets BETTER!
According to Couponing to Disney, Toy Story 1 and 2 are going to be just $16.99 each wyb both together! Not only that, but they are supposed to have 2 movie tickets in them for Toy Story 3 coming out in June.
Well, in your previous transction, you have already paid $5 each toward that price AND if you own Toy Story 1 and/or 2 on DVD or VHS you can earn a $10 off IP for the Blu-Ray copy.
Just go to DisneyMovieRewards and enter the 12 digit UPC code for each movie and you will be able to print 2 $10 coupons per movie!
So, on Tuesday, when you go and purchase the movies, your transaction should look like this:
2 x $16.99 = $33.98
- 2 $10 IP
-$10 you already paid
So, at this point, you have spent : $6.99+ tax + $3.98 + tax to get 3 movies, 2 stuffed animals, and possibly 2-4 movie tickets AND you can still get some money back by looking into doing 2 of these 3 rebates.
Thanks goes to Couponing to Disney and SD for the complete deal!
I am going to be away from my computer most the weekend because I have social events to attend, but I want to leave you with some HOT deals before the weekend starts.
Cheap Princess and the Frog movie and Toy Story 1 and 2
Cheap Diaper scenario
Stay tuned and I will post as quickly as possible! Great night tonight.
Huggies is really dishing out the coupons right now. I just received a tweet that they are offering their fans on facebook a $3 coupon on their new Little Movers diapers. Head over to their fan page and you will be able to print some more $3 coupons!
Don't forget, you can still print this $3 Coupons.com as well, for a total of at LEAST 4 coupons per computer!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Well, I threw a few more deals into the mix, but nothing too grand. Well, I also purchased the Smart Ones again but those are not pictured because I dropped them off at my sister's house for her.
5 Smart Ones @ 1.99 each = $9.95
5 Smart Ones @ 2.29 each = $11.45
3 Smart Ones Flatbread @ $2.79 each = $8.37
-$5/10 IP (no longer available) - 3 B3g1 free insert (cashier entered these for $3.89) - $6 (Randalls HH booklet coupons)
1 Hunts tomato paste .79
1 Bushs Kidney beans .89
1 pkg 80% hambuer $3.28 -.98 (30% off sticker)
4 Scrubbing bubbles $1.99 each - 2 $2/2 peelies = $3.97
1 Febreze Air Effect $1.99 - $1 Pg esaver - $1 insert = -.01
1 Secret deodorant $2.99 - $3 Pg esaver(yes came off even though I only bought 1) - .50 insert = -1.01
2* Blistex $2 -.35 insert (I only bought one but cashier rang up two?)
-$10 frozen food catalina
Cost oop: $2.15 and earned
$10 frozen food catalina, $4 for scrubbing bubbles and $2 for Hunts/Bush deal
Final tally: $14.14 - $16 = -$1.86
Sorry for not posting dates of inserts, it is late and I am exhausted. I use HCW database or Couponmoms database to find what insert the coupons are pulled from.
Reminder of Bush/Hunts deals blog about previously:
Found display sign for purchase 1 Bush's kidney beans, Hunts diced tomatoes or tomato paste, and ground beef in single transaction, get $2 oynso catalina (valid through April 6)
Lucky for me, there is a great Neosporin deal and a Benadryl deal.
I had to break my transactions up because one of my $5 RR was from a prior McNeil(maker of Benadryl)
Anyway, the deals:
Buy 2 participating Benadryl get $5 RR back
Buy $10 worth of participating Neosporin or Band Aid products, get $3 back
Here is how I ran the deals:
2 Benadryl kids 4 oz $4.99 each
-$4/2 from Randalls monthly booklet (there is now an IP here)
-$2 ($1 x 2 from Childrens' coloring book-these expire this month *sniff *sniff)
1 Wonder Bread $1.99
Cost oop: $5.97 and got back $5
3 Neosporin $12
-$2 ($1 x 2 insert)
-.50 (.50 insert - I ran out of $1 q and didn't have the IP)
-$6 ( $2 x 3 from coloring book)
1 Colgate Total $3.99 - .75 IP (there are higher value inserts)
1 Royal gelatin .69 -.49 in ad coupon (filler to use RR)
Cost oop: $1.94 and got back $3 for Neosporin and $4 for Colgate
Total for the trip:
$5.97 + $6.94 - $5 - $ 7 = $0.91 cost
Then, head over to your upromise account and load the Huggies coupons they have available for a potential sale.
Thanks Mercedes for the heads up!
Just click on the above picture to see the preview for this Sunday's RedPlum and Smart Source insert.
According to the list, we are getting a few decent coupons:
Beneful Incredibites $3 off (should be good for Kroger sale if this variety is included)
Smart Balance sticks $1 (makes 1 lb only .49 at Kroger during sale)
Go and check out the rest of the list, lots of coupons!
If you become a fan of Mr. Peanut on Facebook, they will reward you with a link to a $1.50 printable on Planters nut products.
You can then use this coupon at Kroger during March in Savings to get a large jar of peanuts for .49 OR you can save the coupon for next week and get paid $1 to purchase Planters Trail Mix at Walgreens.
According to Amy at Whose Says Nothing in Life is Free?, the Trail Mix will be on sale 2/$3 next week. Using these $1.50 IP's with the March Walgreens booklet coupon, you will have overage.
Take your pick as to which you prefer :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The deals and matchups I see this week
First, the deals for the March Madness sale:
MUST purchase 8 participating items(mix and match) in one shopping trip to get these prices. Number of rewards should be unlimited per visit but we tend to have to break transactions up due to coupon limits and double/triple limits.
Ronzoni Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest pasta .75 wyb 8
-.75 IP Smart Taste
-$1 IP Smart Taste or IP Healthy Harvest
Final price : FREE - .50/2
Whisker Lickins cat treats .49 wyb 8
-$1/2 insert 2/7 RP
Final price: -.02
Annie's Mac and cheese .49 wyb 8
-.50 tearpad doubled
Final price: FREE
Dial foaming hand soap $1.50 wyb 8
-Free Kroger home mailer(scans at $1.99)
Final price: -.49
Scotch Brite sponges ..50 wyb 8
Final price: FREE
Bumble Bee Tuna pouch .50 wyb 8
-$1/2 insert 2/21 SS(Houston did not get this coupon)
Final price = FREE
Dial 3 pack soap $1
-.35 insert 3/7 RP tripled
Final Price = FREE
Del Monte Tomatoes .50 wyb 8
-$1/4 insert 2/7 RP
Final price = $1/4 or .25 each
Motrin Pm $2.49 wyb 8
Final price = $.49
Nabisco snack crackers or Ritz $1.99 wyb 8
-$1 insert 1/24 SS
Final price: .99
*Back to school rebate of $20 wyb 10, 5 Capri Sun and 5 Easy Mac cups
Smart Balance butter/spread $1.49 wyb 8
Final Price: .74
Other noteworthy items advertised(and not) that are NOT part of March to Savings:
Bananas .39/lb (cheapest I have seeen the last few weeks)
Oscar Mayer bacon $2.99
If you printed $1.50 coupon, combine with catalina deal discussed here for cheap bacon
Snickers bars 2/$1
-.50/2 insert 2/21 RP doubled
Fiber One yogurt $2
-$1 cellfire or shortcuts - $1 insert 1/24 SS
Chex Mix $1.50
-.50 cellfire or shortcuts - .50 IP or IP
Reach toothbrush $1
-$1 insert 3/7 RP
Reach floss $1
-$1 insert 3/7 RP
Listerine Pocket paks $1
-.50 insert 3/7 RP
Starkist tuna pouch $1
-$1 IP(no longer available) or $1/2 insert 2/14 RP
= FREE or .50 each
Tennesse Pride sausage gravy $1 (might have been an in-store special YMMV)
-$1 insert 1/24 RP
Franks Hotsauce .99
-..35 insert 1/24 SS tripled or free insert 3/7SS
Degree girls deodorant $1.67
-$1.25 IP or - $3/2 IP
Final Price: .17 or .42 each
Suave deodorant .71
-.50 insert 3/14 SS(these beep)
Final Price: -.29 or FREE
Jello Watermelon Fusion .39
Final price: -.08 or FREE
Dixie spongebob cups $1.81
-.35 insert 3/14 RP tripled
Final Price: .76 each and qualifies for $5 rebate wyb $20 worth insert 3/14 RP rebate
If you find anything I have missed, please let me know.
And for those interested, I paid $9.21 for everything pictured and will mail in for $5 Dixie rebate for a total cost of $4.21 + stamp
I have a confession to make to everyone:
I really really hate sample and trial size products. While it is GREAT to get a sample or trial size item free, I hate trying to store them. They don't always stack well. They take up space. They usually only have enough product for a couple days which means more trash or water to clean out plastic bottles to recycle. My list goes on and on why these little bottles of products annoy me. Fortunately, for me I was informed of a WONDERFUL website that will solve my angst and get the clutter OUT of my house!
Adopt a US Soldier is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization that focuses on connecting supportive Americans with currently deployed soldiers. You can register on http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/ and a soldiers information will be emailed to you within a couple of days (at the latest!). You can then write letters, send cards or even care packages full of items to your soldier while he is deployed overseas. Some soldiers may contact you back on anywhere from a daily basis, to no contact at all. There are some 'silent soldiers' that have no access to internet or mail, so please do not be discourage. These soldiers need even more support than others! If anyone is interested in more information, please visit http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/.
Reader Jennifer contacted me and informed me she currently is a member of this organization and has two adopted soldiers. She has been sending care packages and was hoping to get together several items for gift bags for her soldiers to share with others in their unit. If you are local to the Katy area and want to contribute without adopting a soldier of your own, please contact Jennifer(jennifer @ theextremehousewife dot com) for more information.
For non-locals, take a look at the website. Trial size items are PERFECT for soldiers stationed overseas. This is a WIN-WIN situation. You help those serving our country with much needed items, and for those with families, you take that expense OUT of their budget AND you get a decluttered house! I know I have more Blistex, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, and fruit snacks then I will EVER be able to use, and these much needed items would certainly be appreciated by those soldiers stationed overseas. Judging from the quotes I read from the soldiers, this program is a SUCCESS.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WOW! I just got an email from my local Chick fil A letting me know tommorrow I can get a FREE Yogurt Parfait for wearing GREEN! Well, I planned on wearing green anyway, now, it looks like the girls and I are making a stop on the way to school/work! YAY
Might want to check your local store to see if they are offering a similar promotion.
This was my moms card, since she had a few loadables I already used. Oh, which reminds me, Shortcuts added several loadables so if you have not been there in the last couple days, you might want to check it out.
Ok, let me relay some of the details of deals first, then I will give you my breakdown, might be easier to follow that way
1. Cereal/BC fruit snacks/NV granola bars and nut clusters, these items sale all end today and were save $5 wyb 5
a. Buy 5 BC fruit snacks in one transaction, get $3.50 oynso catalina(ends Sunday)
2. Fresh Express salad sale also ends today, save $5 wyb 5
3. Hamburger Helper unadvertised sale- buy 4 in one transaction and they are only .99 each (unsure of end date)
a. Buy 3 HH in one transaction and earn $2 off beef, chicken or tuna purchase catalina
b. Got catalina for $2 off ground beef wyb 2 HH catalina
4. Found display sign for purchase 1 Bush's kidney beans, Hunts diced tomatoes or tomato paste, and ground beef in single transaction, get $2 oynso catalina
5. Scrubbing Bubbles on sale for $1.99 each wyb 3. Current catalina deal to earn $4 oynso wyb 4(cat ends Sunday)
6. Frozen food promotion continues, Earn $10 oynso catalina wyb $25 worth of participating products(tagged in store)
So now, my transaction:
1 Chocolate Cheerios $3 - .75 cellfire
1 Honey Nut Cheerios $2.50 - 2 .55 cellfire - .55 shortcuts - $1/2 insert
1 Nature Valley granola bars $2.50 -.40 cellfire - .40 shortcuts - .40 IP
1 Nature Valley nut clusters $2.50 - $1 shortcuts - $1 IP
1 Reese cereal $2.50 - .55 cellfire - .55 shortcuts - .55 IP
-$5 wyb 5 = -.65
1 gallon milk $2.38 - free wyb 3 GM cereal peelie = FREE(I got this in trade)
5 Betty Crocker fruit snacks $2 each - 2 .50/2 cellfire - 2 .50/2 shortcuts - 2 .50/2 IP(1 doubles)
-$5 wyb 5 = $1.50 (earns $3.50 oynso cat!)
5 Fresh Express Salad $1.99 - 2 $2/2 blinkies - $1 blinkie(got in trade)
-$5 wyb 5 = -.05
1 Wanchai Ferry Orange chicken $6.99 - free home mailer = FREE
2 Digiornio 200 calorie pizzas $3 each - free home mailers (one from kraft first taste) = FREE
4 Red Baron Singles pizzas $3 each - .75 blinkies(found at Walgreens) = $9
1 Ore Ida fries .99 (to reach $25 mark) = .99
4 Scrubbing Bubbles 1.99 each - $2/2 peelies = $3.96 (earns $4 oynso)
4 Hamburger Helper .99 each - .75/3 shortcuts -.75/3 insert = 2.46
1 Bush Kidney beans .89
1 Hunts Tomato paste .79
1 Club pack 93% ground beef $10.47 - 30% off reduced sticker - $3 store IP(no longer avail) - $2 off ground beef wyb 2 HH = $2.33 (earns $2 oynso)
-$10 oynso from frozen deal
-2 $3.50 oynso
= $1.90 ooop and earned
$10 for frozen food, $3.50 for fruit snacks, $2 for Hunts/Bush/ground beef, $2 off meat for HH, $4 for Scrubbing bubbles
So final tally:
$10 + $7 + $2 + $1.90 - $10 - $3.50 -$2 -$2 -$4 = -.60!
Monday, March 15, 2010
And now I am 50 points closer to that High School Musical Bike, lol.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Since I was going anyway, decided to take advantage of a couple more sales deals going on.
One is the Suave deodorant. They are just $1.25 if you buy at least 4 in one transaction. Combining that with the $1.25/1 and $3/2 IPs nets free and profit deodorants.
Another is the Colgate toothpaste. I had $.75 insert coupons expiring tonight and found they were $1 if you bought at least three in a transaction. Coupling that coupon with the $1 Randalls booklet coupon made each a .75 profit
I also found $3/3 store coupon peelies for coke and they were $3.33 each if you bought at least 3 together. I had $1/2 peelies I had from before and scored a great deal on those too.
I think I faired rather well. I didn't give my Randalls coupon until after everything was scanned(got distracted) and my total was pennies above $200.
Here is my breakdown:
3 $5 off cereal aisle deals
2 $5 off dressing/salad deal
4 Betty Crocker fruit snacks $1 each -.50/2 IP -.50/2 IP = 2.50
1 Kelloggs fruit snacks $1 - $1.50 home mailer = -.50
10 Quaker Oat Squares $1 - $1 insert 2-14 RP = FREE
8 Fresh Express salad mix .99 each - $2/2 blinkies(yay! found some tonight) = -.08
2 Marie's dressing .99 each - $1 IP = -.02
4 Coke 12 packs $3.33 each - $3/3 peelie -2 $1/2 Randalls booklet - 2 $1/2 peelies = $6.32
1 Barilla picollini .79 - .55 insert 1-3SS = .24
1 Tylenol Sinus caplets $5.99 - $1 tearpad = $4.99
12 Colgate Total* toothpaste $1 each - $1 Randalls booklet - .75 insert 2-21SS = -$9
1 Blistex lip $1 - .35 insert 1-17 SS = FREE
1 Olay Cleansing Clothes $5.99 - $3 Pg loadable - $3 insert 1-17PG = -.01
7 Suave deodorant $1.25 each - 3 $3/2 IP - $1.25 IP = -1.50
2 Monkey bread $3.99 each (I didn't have my coupons, but there are printables here- use zip 20178) = $7.98
3 Contessa meals $5.99 each - $2 peelies = $11.97
-$10 frozen food previous catalina
-2 $4 catalinas(Kelloggs)
-$3.50 catalina(BC snacks)
Cost oop: .39
Earned $10 for frozen food deal, $2.50 for BC snacks and $2 for Tylenol
So total cost for everything:
$10+$8 +$3.50 + .39 - $14.50 = $7.39
(DH called and said he needed sinus medicine so I bought the Tylenol because the cat deal was advertised, making it the cheapest, turns out that was my BIGGEST expense, lol!)
Also, was excited to get the monkey bread as my MIL gives it to the girls as a breakfast dessert, so I wanted to treat them tommorrow if they clean their plates!
*In my excitement to see the toothpaste on sale and to confirm the size for the coupons, it did not dawn on me the Randalls coupon specifies Total and I bought Max Fresh, oops, thanks for pointing out my mistake reader Mary.