Saturday, December 13, 2008

Great Meijer Trip 12/13/08

Had a good time at Meijers today...lots of bargains!!

6 bags Halls cough drops $1.27 - $1 cpn = $.27 each
5 Coffeemate creamers $.99 - $1 cpn = FREE
6 Kelloggs cereal $1.88 - $1 cpn = $.88 each
2 Motts apple juice $2 - $1 cpn = $1 each
3 Campbells Cream of mushroom soup 5/$5 - 40/3 cpn = $.73 each
1 wheat tortilla wraps

oop = $12.26
coupon savings = $20.80
Total savings = $37.86 = 76%

My husband was with me again this trip and the only things he could think to say was, "Unbelievable!".

Great Coupons...Great Deals

Yes, there are 3 coupon inserts this weekend~~a Smart Source, Red Plum, and P&G.
The deals are going to be great!! One that stands out right away is the Cottonelle $.50 off, which will make the 4 pack FREE at Krogers!! I bought 10 papers this morning and will see tomorrow if the Sunday edition has any different. Stay tuned for more great deals...

I'm back..there's also more Kelloggs cereal, Betty Crocker, Campbells soup, and Reynolds foil coupons to restock the ones we have all been using!!!
Definitely a time to buy multiple papers!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Meijer Super Saturday Sale 12/13/08

Meijers is again running a one-day only sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 13.
The deals include:
Quaker cereal 2/$3 - $1 cpn. = $1 each
Keebler cracker 1/2 off
Meijer shrimp $3.99
Eckrich deli ham $1.99/lb.
Tomatoes on the vine $1.49/lb.
Swanson pot pies B3G3 FREE
Crest battery powered toothbrushes B1G1 FREE (use 2 cpns w/offer)
Board games B1G1
Gift Wrap 3 Roll pack $2.49
Wild Bird Food B1G1

There's other deals on electronics, etc.. To see the entire ad, go to the Meijer's web page and clip on view weekly ads.

Meijers is also running a special: For every $100 you spend on General Merchandise thru 12/24, get a coupon for 5% off your next grocery trip. Multiple % off coupons allowed up to 20% per order.

Ziploc Bags Coupon

To receive a coupon for $3 off the purchase of Ziploc Brand Big Bags, go to Ziploc's web page to register. It's really easy. The bags come in different sizes and look like they'd be handy to have.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Coupons for Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's looking to be another BIG coupon weekend.
There should be 3 inserts in the Sunday paper on December 14, 2008:
1 Smart Source
1 Red Plum
1 P&G

So, my plan is to STOCK UP on the coupons!! With Christmas coming, the coupons might be a little sparse the next week or so (like it was around Thanksgiving). I'll be busy clipping and sorting but it will pay off, I'm sure. So, get ready to get those papers!!

$$ Dollar Deals at CVS $$ 12/14-12/21

Here's my list of upcoming deals for CVS:

Colgate Total Advanced $2.99 - $1.50 cpn - $2 ECB = FREE + overage after ECBs
Right Guard, Soft N Dri & Dry Idea deodorants $2.99 - $2 ECB = $.99 after ECBs
Maybelline B1G1 - 2 $4 lip cpns = a great deal(maybe FREE)
Gold Emblem Spices $.77 no cpn needed

Good deals that aren't $$ deals:
Schick Quattro for men $7.99 - 3 ECB - 2 cpn = $2.99 after ECBs
Lays chips B1G1
Crest Spin Brush $5.99 - 2 ECB - 1 cpn = $2.99 after ECBs

If you still have some ECBs from previous weeks, these would be good items to use them for so you would generate more ECBs for next time!!

Great Walgreeens Deals 12/11/08

I checked out Walgreen's midweek sale today, and it was well worth the trip!

4 Kelloggs cereal $1.99 - $1 cpn = $.99 each
2 Arm & Hammer Detergent $1.99 w/ in store cpn - .50 cpn = $1.49 each
1 Hallmark tissue paper $.39 w/ in store cpn.
1 Schick Quatro razor $6.99 - $3 WAGS cpn - $2 cpn = $1.99
2 Reynolds Wrap 20 ft. $.99 w/ in store cpn - $1 cpn = FREE
3 Coke products 12 pks. 3/$10
2 Scotch tape 3 pks 2/$2 (Easy saver rebate of $2 will make them FREE)
1 Mead envelopes $.59 w/ in store cpn.

oop = $23.58
Register Rewards printed $7 ($2 for the Coke and $5 for spending $25)
total savings $42.58!!

Just a note on rebates from Walgreens: they are super easy to do. You can either manually fill them out and mail them in at the end of the month. Or the way I have found is much easier is to do it online at the Walgreen's web page. All you need is your receipt and follow the directions through the Easy Saver section. They even will file them for you at the end of the month and mail you your rebate!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Store Closing Sale

A small-town grocery store in our area is closing today. They had the best meat in the area!! They were having a 20-50% off sale today. I went and they had no meat, pop or snacks and very little produce. Their canned goods were 20% off, but their regular price was still too high that I felt I could get better prices with double coupons at the bigger stores. So, I only bought a few things:

4 bags of carrots 50% off 4/$1
1 package hamburger buns
2 packages Ball canning lids
2 lbs of Fuji apples 50% off

I only spent $7.09, thinking I could make homemade carrot/apple juice. It is a favorite of ours.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder!!

I saw this advertised on television. Go to the Glade web page, register, and print a coupon for a B1G1 free for the Glade Scented oil candle holder.
I tried this and it was very quick and easy. They allow you to print 2 copies of the coupon. Use this in conjunction with other coupons to get a great deal!!

Great Kroger Deals 12/08 - 12/14

Went to Krogers tonight and had lots of fun (as you can see from the pic). Actually, there was too much to take pictures of, but got a sampling.

I bought:
10 pints of UDF ice cream 10/$10
2 1/2 gallons of chocolate milk $1 each
1 1/2 gallon of Kroger orange juice $1
2 boxes Popsecret Popcorn 2/$4 - .55/c cpn = 2/$3
6 Daisy Sour Cream 10/$10 - $1 cpn = FREE
6 boxes Parkay quarters 10/$10 - $1/2 cpn = $.50 each
10 boxes Celestial Seasoning Tea 10/$10 - $1 cpn = FREE
7 bags Lifesaver/Gummi Savers 10/$10 - $1 cpn = FREE
2 Lays Stax chip $1 each
4 pkgs. Ramen soup $.18 each
3 Cottonelle Bath Tissue $.99 - .25 cpn. = $.49 each
1 Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy $1 - .55 cpn = FREE
3 Johnson Buddie Bars $.99 - $3/3 cpn = FREE
1 bag Cutie Clementines $3.99 - $1 Kroger cpn - .55 cpn = $1.99
1 bag NY Croutons $1.60 - .55 cpn = $.60
2 bags Halls cough drops $1.89 - B1G1 cpn - 2 $.50 cpns + FREE+ overage
1 jar Kroger salsa $1.10 - .50 shortcuts cpn. = $.60
1 Crest ProHealth toothpaste $3.79 - $1 esaver cpn - FREE cpn = FREE+overage
2 Betty Crocker frosting $1.50 - .50 cpn = $.50 each
4 Trident 3pk gum $1.50 - $1 cpn = $.50 each
2 Arnold Bread B1G1 $2.99 - 2 $.55 cpn = 2/$.99
1 Kroger taco mix $.43
2 Dole mandarin oranges $.99 - $1/2 = $.50 each
2 Met-Rx protein bars $2.29 - B1G1 = 2/$1.29
2 Cans Glory sweet potatoes $1.49 - .35 cpn = $.79 each
1 head of lettuce $.88
4 Pedigree doggie treats $3.73 - Free cpn = FREE
1 can Mighty Dog $.89 - Free cpn = FREE

Number of items = 95
Subtotal $119
Coupons used $75.89
oop = $43.35
Savings = $147.68 = 78%
Considering I spent $15 on ice cream & pie alone, I was amazed at how the savings added up!!

$$$ Walgreens Dollar Deals $$$ 12/10 -12/13

Walgreens is having a special, mid-week sale starting tomorrow. Here's a list of my great buys:

Arm & Hammer detergent $1.99 - $1 cpn = $.99
(There was a coupon in the inserts this past weekend. You can also go to arm and hammer to print coupons.)
Kelloggs Cereal $1.99 - $1 cpn = $.99

These are the only 2 deals I noticed, but don't forget the awesome deals I posted for the whole week. They really make it worth a trip to Walgreens this week!!!

Coupons for Online Shoppers

Wanted to share some great sites I found for coupons if you're ordering online. This is NOT an exhaustive list by any means. There are numerous sites, but these caught my attention:

coupon cabin
ultimate coupons
shop at home

Please leave comments if you know of some other great money saving sites!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Menu Planning 12/8-12/14

I am a firm believer in menu planning. Yes, it takes some time. But, by now, I have a good base of recipes to pull from. It's simply a list of dinners that I know that my family likes. Then, based upon what's on sale that week, I decide what to cook for the coming week. Next, I make of list of ingredients that I will need to fix the various meals, and purchase them. This essentially saves time and money. Time, in that, I'm not running to the store every day or so for items that I need. And money, in that fewer trips to the grocery store means fewer dollars spent, especially on nonessential things. So, with all that said, here's my menu for the upcoming week:

Monday: slow cooker beef enchiladas (we unexpectedly were invited out Sunday)
Tuesday: spaghetti
Wednesday: meatloaf
Thursday: fried chicken
Friday: Church Christmas party
Saturday: chili
Sunday: Southwest chicken

You'll notice a pattern in that on Sunday, I use the crock pot a lot. It's so much easier to come home from church and have most of our meal done!!!
Don't take my word for it, try menu planning for your family and see the savings!!
(Not to mention the infamous "what do you want for dinner?".)

$$ Additional Dollar Deals at Walgreens 12/7-12/13$$

I missed a few items for Walgreens, so here's in addition to my previous post:

Maybelline Cosmetics B1G1 - 2/$4 cpns = various, but it HAS to be a great deal!!!
Puffs tissue $.89 w/ in ad cpn - B2G1 free = $.59 each
Mead envelopes $.59 w/in ad cpn.
Campbells Soup 2/$1 w/in ad cpn.

There are a lot of $.39 deals...just too many to list!!!!

$$$ Meijer Dollar Deals $$$ 12/7-12/13

Here's the dollar deals for Meijers this week:

Kelloggs Mini Wheats cereal $1.88 - $1 cpn =$.88
Hamburger/Chicken Helper 5/$5 - $.75/3 = $.67 each
Freshlike canned veggies 5/$3 = $.60 each (no cpn. needed)
Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup 10/$6 = $.60 each
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars/ Breakfast Cookies 4/$6 = $1/2 = $1 each
Campbells Select Harvest Soup 8/$10 - $1/2 = $.75 each
Nestle Coffee Mate $.99 - $.50 cpn = FREE
Land O Lakes Fresh Butter Taste or Margarine 1/4s 5/$5
Snapple Anitoxidant Water 5/$5
Open Pit Bbq Sauce 5/$5
Motts Apple Juice 2/$4 - $1 cpn (for Tots) = $1
Campbell's Reduce Fat Cream soups 5/$5 - .40/3 cpn = $.73 each
Renuzit Adjustables $.89 - $1/3 = $.56 each
Oral B Advantage Brush $1.97 - $1 cpn. = $.97
Halls $1.27 - .50 cpn = $.27
Eckrich Franks 2/$3 - $1/2 cpn = $1 each

Sunday, December 7, 2008

How Many Papers?

Okay, the question of the day for me was, "How many papers should I buy?"
For the last 2 weeks the coupon inserts have been slim, to say the least, and a lot of coupons expired on November 30. So, it's replenishing time for me. Which means, I'll be spending lots of time clipping and filing coupons the next day or so in order to take advantage of some great deals.

In total I bought 10 copies of the paper: 5 local papers yesterday, 1 big paper delivered this morning, and 4 more big papers purchased this afternoon at UDF.
So, I have lots to cut and if you haven't seen them will definitely pay for itself. The coupons are plenteous!!!

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