Saturday, April 4, 2009

Aldi Deals 4/5 - 4/11/09

Great deals this week:
celery $.79
carrots 2lb. bag $.69
Pineapple $1.49
Potatoes 10lb bag $1.99
frozen veggies $.95
Happy Farms butter $1.49
cream cheese $.79
Sugardale shank portion smoked ham $.99/lb

Kroger Ad 4/6 - 4/12/09


Here's a look at Kroger's deals this week:
gallon milk $1.99
Cook's shank portion ham $.99/lb
Pepsi or 7-Up 4/$10 wyb 4
Kroger egg $.99 dozen
Idaho potatoes 10 lbs $1.99
Philly cream cheese $.99
I Can't Believe It's Not Butte $1.48 - .50 cpn (3/29 RP)= $.48
Dannon yogurt 2/$4 - $1 cpn = $1 each
Thomas' English Muffins B1G1 - $1 cpn (All You)
Wishbone Salad dressing $1.49
Knorr sides 10/$10 - $1/2 (1/18 RP) = $.50 each
Cheetos, Fritos & Lays chips 2/$4
Wheat Thins, Triscuit & Keebler cookies 2/$4 - $1/2 (3/15 SS)= 2/$3
General Mills cereal, Nature Valley, Fiber One & Chex Mix bars $2.49
**FREE milk wyb 3 above products (limit 1 reward)
Nestle Toll House morsels 2/$5 - .75 cpn (3/29 RP) = $1.50 each
Hot/Lean pockets 5/$10
Duncan Hines cake mix 10/$10 - $1/3 (3/29 SS) = 3/$2

The P&G $3 off promo is valid again this week wyb 3.

Let me know if I've missed something, please.

My First Walmart Trip


This was my first "Real" couponing trip to Walmart...I had my list of match ups and coupons pulled. I was a little disappointed in that my store did not have some of the items listed, but overall, I was pleased w/ the savings.
I bought:
2 Purina dog foods $4.68 - $3.50 IP = $1.18 each
8 Kraft dressings $1.58 - $1.50 cpn = $.08 each
5 J&J lotions $.97 - $1 cpn = FREE
1 Kashi entre $3.43 - FREE coupon (mailer) = FREE
1 All You mag $2.24 - .50 cpn = $1.74
1 cream cheese $.88 (for dinner recipe)
subtotal $33.40
total oop = $6.54
savings 80%

One Last Walgreens Trip

I stopped by Walgreens after Walmart for one last deal (well, actually got 2!).
1 Contour monitor $14.99 - 14.99 cpn (adj from $30) = FREE
1 Diet coke 20 oz $1.29
1 Hershey bar FREE
Got another FREE Crest catalina coupon.
oop = $1.37
savings $83.98

FREE + Rebate at CVS


I bought 2 of the Natural Dentists mouthwash at CVS today.
$6.99 each - two $2 IP here.
Each will generate a $4 ECB.
WYB 2, there is a $10 rebate here.
So, the sum total of all this is :
$13.96 -$2 cpn - $2 cpn - $8 ECB - $10 rebate = +$8.02!!!

Coupons, Coupons & More Coupons!!


Can you say 50 inserts to clip & file?? Yes, I bought 10 local papers today. They each had all 5 of the inserts. I also bought an All You at Walmart which is loaded w/more coupons!! Looks like I've got work to do.

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You CAN Do It!

May I preface this post to say that the ONLY reason I share this info is to encourage a reader that they too can save money, and lots of it, if they try!! And maybe it will encourage a fellow couponer to "step it up a notch". Whatever good may come, please know that this is NOT to brag or boast of what I have done. All that I do, I do for God's glory. There is no boasting, here.
With that said, I just calculated my quarterly savings report. Here are my totals since January 1, 2009:

coupon savings: $1506.55 which averages to $502 a month
total savings: $2577.56
Based on spending, my savings percentage is at 69%.

This quarter, I went a step further and narrowed it down by store. Clearly, my greatest saving percentages were at CVS and Walgreens at 83% and 82% respectively.
My goal for this next quarter: lower my oop & increase my savings (isn't that everyone's?).

The best part about it is...YOU too can do it!! In the world of coupon blogs, we all share information so freely and selflessly. So, get busy, set some goals, and have fun watching your savings add up!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Walgreens Ad 4/5 -4/11/09


Here's a look at the deals for Walgreens:

Register Rewards:
Betty Crocker Frosting, Cake, Brownie Mix 2/$3 -$1 RR = 2/$2
Reach toothbrush/floss 2/$5 - $2.50 RR -$1.50/2 (3/15 SS)= 2/$1
Revlon Hair Appliance $19.99 - $10 RR = $9.99
Colgate Total $3.49 - $3.49 RR - $.75 cpn (3/29 SS) = FREE + overage
J&J baby care 2/$6 - $1 RR = 2/$5

B1G1 Deals:
Maybelline Face or Eye Cosmetics B1G1 - two $1 cpns (1/18 RP) for mascara
Nature Made Vitamins B1G1 - two $1 cpns (2/1 SS) = varies

In ad coupon deals:
Palmolive Dish Liquid $.99 w/ in ad cpn -$.25 cpn(3/29 SS)=$.74
Puffs $.99 w/in ad cpn- .25 cpn (4/5 P&G)= $.74
Lindsay Olives $.99 w/ in ad cpn
Kraft mac & cheese $.69 w/in ad cpn
Swanson chicken broth $.69 w/in ad cpn - $.60/2 (3/29 SS)=2/$.78
Encore spices 2/$1 w/in ad cpn
Sony VCR tapes $1.29 w/in ad cpn
Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal -$8 w/in ad cpn - $10 cpn (4/5 P&G)
Coke 12 packs 5/$13 w/in ad cpn
Lipton tea bags $1.99 w/in ad cpn - $.60 (3/15 RP)= $1.39

Easy Saver rebate deals:
Hershey's Candy 4/$10 -$1.50/3 cpn (3/15 SS)- ES rebate of $5/ 4= 4/$3.50
Glade Candles, Carpet Deod, & various refills $2.99 -$1.50/2 (3/15 SS) - $1 ES rebate =2/$3.48
Glade Lasting Impressing or Flameless candle $5.99 - $4 (3/29 SS)-$2 ES rebate = FREE
Buy $20 of Garnier Fructis, earn $10 ES rebate
Oust $2.99 - $1 ES rebate - $2 cpn (3/29 SS)= FREE

Instant Value Coupons (IVC):
Schick Disposable Razors $6.99 -B1G1 (4/5 SS Insert) -3 cpn (3/8 SS)- $2 IVC= 2/$1.99
Gillette Venus Embrace/Fusion Razors $8.99- $2 cpn (4/5 P&G)- $2 IVC = $4.99
Playtex feminine care $3.99 - $1 IVC - $1 cpn (3/22 SS) = $1.99

Other Deals:
Quaker Oats $1.50 - $1/2 cpn (2/8 RP) =$1 each
General Mills cereals 3/$7
Nestle Toll House morsels 2/$5 - $.75 cpn (3/29 SS) = $1.75 each
Let me know if you find others!


FIVE...Yes, 5 Inserts


It's official...there will be 5 coupons inserts this Sunday:
2 Smart Source
2 Red Plum
1 P&G

They look LOADED w/ great deals!!
Remember, next Sunday is Easter, so there may not be any!

CVS Ad 4/5 - 4/11/09


2 Day Sale (Sunday & Monday):
Easter basket $1.99 - $1.99 ECB=FREE
Easter grass $.79 - $.79 ECB = FREE
Hershey Pot of Gold $3.99
ECB deals:
Coke 12 packs 3/$11 - $3 ECB= 3/$8
Spend $15 on Nivea, get $5 ECB - $1 (3/29 RP)
Spend $30 on 24/7, get $10 ECB
Spend $25 on Olay, get $10 ECB - $3 (3/15 P&G)
Spend $20 on Cover Girl, get $10 ECB - $1 (4/5 P&G)
Pantene Nature Fusion $3.99 - $1 ECB - $3/2 (4/5 P&G)
Buy Crest Whitestrips, get $10 ECB - $5 (4/5 P&G)
Colgate Maxwhite or Maxfresh $2.99 - $2 ECB- $1 (3/29 SS) = FREE
Spend $25 on select baby products, get $10 ECB
Skintimate cream shave $3.49 - $3.49 ECB= FREE
Claritin $19.99 -$5 ECB
B1G1 deals:
Edys ice cream
Nature Made vitamins - two $1 (2/1 SS) =varies
Revlon cosmetics - two $1 (3/15 SS)= varies
Russell Stover chocolates
CVS batteries
Nivea lip care -two $1 (2/8 RP)
Dove lotion - two $1.25 (3/15 RP)
Schick Intuition kit/cartridges - two $4 cpns(3/22 SS)
Other deals:
Hershey Easter canday 2/$4 - $1.50/3 (3/15 SS)
Lindt/Ghiradelli chocolate 2/$4 - $1/2 (3/8 SS)
Brita pitcher $14.99 - $4 (3/29 RP)
Glade spray $.99
Glade carpet or Air Infusion 2/$3
P&G deal: Buy $20, get free Crest Whitening +Scope toothpaste 2 pack:
Dawn $.99 - .25 (4/5 P&G)
Tide $5.99
Crest 2/$4 - $1 (3/15 P&G)
Secret or Gillette $3.99- $1 (3/15 P&G)
Always $2.99 - .50 (4/5 P&G)
Bounty basic $5.99- .25 (4/5 P&G)
Charmin $5.49 - $.25 (4/5 P&G)
Puffs $.99 - $.25 (4/5 P&G)
Gillette disposables $6.99- $2 (4/5 P&G)
Clarol Nice N Easy $5.99 - $1 (4/5 P&G)
Prilosec $24.77 - $3 (4/5 P&G)
Aussie or Herbal Essence $2.99 - $2/2 (3/15 P&G)

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Meijers Trip!

I enjoyed great savings at Meijers as well today...no picture though. I had to get the stuff in the fridge (it was 75 today in Cincy!):

3 Pears clearanced at $.55
1 Meijer brown sugar $1.45
1 coffee filters $1.59
1 Milk - FREE cpn = FREE
1 Dentyne $1 - .75 cpn = FREE
2 lettuce $.77 each
6 Breakstone Sour Cream $.99 - .55 cpns = FREE
6 Land O Lakes spread $1.25 - .50 cpn = $.25 each
1 Capri Sun $1.69 - $1 cpn = $.69
1 Log Cabin syrup $3.20
9 lbs. ground chuck 40% off $10.77
(Did not intend to buy beef, but it was on sale. So, I'm stocked!)
total oop = $23.29
savings =$40.75

*My Meijers was completely out of the Excedrin, so I got rainchecks.

Super Walgreens Trips!


Went to Walgreens today...3 transactions at 2 different stores. Here's my breakdown:
3 Bayer Contour monitors $14.99 - $30 cpn adj. to $14.99 = FREE
5 Reynolds Wraps $.89 - $1 cpn = FREE + overage
16 Mentos gum 2/$2 - $1 cpns = FREE
2 Cokes $1.29 - B1G1 cpn + FREE Hershey bar = $1.29
4 No Nonsense hosiery $3.29 & $2.49 B1G1 - $1 cpn = $1.29 & $.49
1 Sweet Potatoes clearanced at $.49
1 Chapstick $1.69 (had to buy for coupons to go thru)
total oop for all 3 transactions: $6.63
savings : $296.38!!
Plus I received 2 FREE Crest coupons wyb the monitors. I should have done all 3 separately to get 3 coupons..but I didn't know.

Three, Four or Five??

Just how many coupons inserts will there be this weekend? Well, there seems to be some discrepancy. Some say 3, some 4, and even one says 5!! Oh, we can only hope for 5!! I do know that there is a lot of Unilever coupons coupled w/a rebate on a ham or turkey wyb $40 of Unilever products.
Well, how ever many inserts we do get, it is definitely a weekend to stock up!!
I'll let you know if I find the answer.

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Difference in Coupons

I noticed something yesterday as I was filing the recent coupons from Sunday. Now, I bought 4 local papers on Saturday that have the inserts, got one Sunday paper delivered, and then bought 3 more Sunday papers. Usually, the coupons are the same...but not this week. Not only did Sunday's paper have a few extra coupons, like the Hefty bags, but I also noticed a difference in the value. I had never seen this before. The Nestle chocolate chips coupon in Saturday's inserts was $.75 off one package. However, the Sunday's coupon was $1.50 off two. Now, this may seem comparable, but to us who shop at stores that will double coupons up to $1, there is a difference. The $.75 off one, doubled to $1, is a better deal. So, my question to anyone who might have some answers is: why the difference??

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award


Amy at tips from a mom of 3 nominated me for this award. Thanks so much...I really appreciate it!
The Rules:
1) Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog or post
2) Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude
3) Link to your nominees within your post
4) Let the nominees know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person from who you received your award


My nominees:

1. Frugal Challenge.
2. Saving Money Living Better.
3. The Coupon Game.
4. Little Miss Frugal.
5. Olson Mommy Squared.
6. Little Miss Frugal.
7. coupon Mommie.
8. Katy Couponers.
9. My Reasons to Blog.
10. Couponing 101.

Coupon Inserts 4/5/09

According to Mercedes, there will be 3 coupons inserts this Sunday, April 5, 2009:
1 Smart Source
1 Red Plum
1 Proctor & Gamble

Great Kelloggs, Tylenol, and others. Looks like another week to stock up!! (Remember the next Sunday is Easter...probably no coupons!!)
To see the entire list, go here Thanks, Mercedes!

Meijer 4 Day Sale 4/1 - 4/4


Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat (5 oz pkg.) = 3 for $5
J.T.M. Original Beef Patties (48 oz. pkg. frozen) = $5.99
Cook's Butt Portion Smoked Ham = $0.99 lb.
Meijer Pollock Fillets (16 oz. pkg. frozen) = 2 for $5
Mini Croissants (10 ct. pkg.) = $2.69
Head Lettuce = $0.77 ea.
Golden Pineapple = 2 for $5
Roma Tomatoes = $0.79 lb
Blue Grass Deli Smoked Ham = $3.99 lb.
Gourmet Chicken or Seafood Salad = $4.99 lb.
Meijer Orange Juice (Half gallon) = $1.79
Butternut White Hot Dog Buns or Hamburger Buns (8 ct.) = 2 for $3
Tide Laundry Detergent (Liquid 150 oz. or Powder 211-220 oz.) = $17.99
Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft Bath Tissue (9 large rolls) = $3.99
Grippo's Potato Chips (8 oz.) = 3 for $5
Klosterman Big White Bread = $1.19

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coupon Not Printing

It is my understanding that the Pepsi coupon B2G1 Free is not printing...I'll investigate and let you know what I find out!!

Extra savings at CVS


My second transaction for CVS this week:
1 Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber $2.99 - $2.75 coupon here = $.24 + tax

My total saved for the 2 transactions was $27.20.

Krogers Couponing Trip


I went to Krogers Monday w/ all the expiring coupons ready to see what great deals I might get!

I bought:
5 lbs of ground chuck at $1.79 each
5 Tennesse Pride gravy $1.09 - $.50 cpn wyb beef also = $.09 each
12 Stride gums 3/$2 - $2/3 cpn = FREE
4 Kroger 1/2 gallons milk $.88 each
2 Starburst jelly beans 2/$3 - $1/2 cpn (3/1 RP) = 2/$2
8 J&J Buddie bars $.99 - $1 cpn = FREE
2 Welch's jelly $2.25 - $1 cpn = $1.25 each
8 Ortega taco mix $.89 - $1/2 = $.44 each
1 Healthy Wheat bread $2 - $1 cpn = $1
1 Suave hand lotion $1.09 - $1 cpn = $.09
1 Sargento Salad Toppers $2.50 - $1 cpn = $1.50 (I also have a try me free rebate on this)
grapes $1.35
2 Altoids B1G1 $1.99
4 Quaker cereals 4/$10 - $4 promo - four $.55 cpns = $.50 each

total oop = $27.62
savings =$67.75 (71%)


Monday, March 30, 2009

FREE gum at Walgreens

Walgreens has Mentos gum on sale 2/$2. Use two $1 cpns from the 3/1 SS insert and they will be FREE! Thanks to Mercedes for this great deal!

FREE gum at Krogers

I stumbled upon a deal today...the single packs of Stride gum are on sale 3/$2. Use the $2/3 cpn from the 3/22 SS and it's FREE!!

Another Recipe

As I've previously posted, I menu plan along w/stock pile to save money. In this week's menu, we are having cheeseburger rollups. Now, some may wonder what that is??? Very simple:

Brown 1 lb. ground chuck/beef
1 can Pillsbury pizza crust (on sale for $.30 at Krogers!!)
Roll out pizza crust to a thin layer. Spread cooked beef over. Top w/shredded cheese (the cheddar I got real cheap recently at Krogers that was in my freezer). Roll up...starting w/ the long side of the crust. Place seam side down. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour. Slice & serve. Everyone here loves it!

Hope this helps and explains a little in how I combine the 2 methods.

Menu Monday

Monday - Cheeseburger Roll Up
Tuesday - Chicken Pot Pie
Wednesday - Jambalaya
Thursday - Ziti
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Grill out!
Sunday - Beef enchiladas

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Meijer Ad 3/29 -4/4/09


Deals I see at Meijers this week:

Pepsi 24 packs 2/$10
Kelloggs cereals, Nutrigrain bars & Fiber Plus bars $1.99
Rice & Pasta A Roni $.99 - $1/3 cpn (3/8 RP) = 3/$1.98
Domino sugar 2/$5 - $.50/2 (3/15 RP)= 2/$4
Cheezits & Keebler cookies 2/$5
Reese, Hershey & Cadbury singles B3G3
Breakstone sour cream $.99 - $.55 cpn (3/29 SS) = FREE
Land O Lakes spreadable $1.25 - $.50 cpn(3/29 SS) = $.25
Kraft cheese 3/$5
Dannon Activia or Danactive or Danimals 2/$4 - $1 cpn(3/1 SS) = $1
Hormel Compleats 2/$4 - $.75 cpn (2/8 SS) = $1
Post cereals 3/$7 - $1/2 (3/29 SS)= 2/$3.67
Planters bars 3/$7 - $.75 cpn(2/22 SS)= $1.33
100 Calorie bars 3/$7 - $.75 cpn (2/22 SS) = $1.33
Capri Sun $1.69 - $1 cpn =$.69
All 2/$7 - $.35 cpn (3/29 RP) = $2.80
Suave shampoo/conditioner 2/$3 - $1/2 cpn (3/29 SS) = 2/$2
Suave lotion 2/$5 - $1 cpn (3/29 SS) = $1.50
Suave body wash $1.79
Suave deodorant $1.79 - .50 cpn (3/29 SS) = $.79
Speed Stick 2/$5 - .75 cpn (3/29 SS)= $1.50
Excedrin 24 count $.99 - $1 cpn(3/1 SS) = FREE
Colgate Max White or Fresh toothpaste or toothbrush 3/$6 - $.75 (3/29 SS) = $1 each
Starburst jelly beans 2/$3 - $1/2 cpn = 2/$2
Let me know if I've missed any!!

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