Saturday, December 6, 2008

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

Some great deals at Walgreens this week:

Scotch Magic or Gift Wrap Tape $2/2- 2 $1 cpns. -$2 Easy Saver rebate = FREE +overage

Reynold's Wrap Aluminum Foil $.99 - $1 cpn = FREE

Schick Quattro Titanium Razor $6.99 - $3 Easy Saver cpn. - $4 All of you cpn.=FREE

Maybelline Lip stick B1G1 $4.99 - 2/$2 cpns = 2/$1

Carnation Evaporated Mil $.99 w/ in ad cpn.

Kelloggs Cereals $1.99 -$1 cpn = $.99

$$$ Kroger Dollar Deals $$$ 12/8 - 12/14

Kroger's is having a HUGE 10/$10 sale this week..lots more than last week!

Kroger 1/2 gallon milk (when's the last time we saw milk this cheap?)
Kroger bread
Rice & Pasta Roni
Duncan Hines Cake ($1 cpn for cake & frosting)
Kroger paper towels
Carnation Evaporated Milk ($1/2 cpn)
Kroger Ice Cream & Ice Cream Sandwiches
Michelina's Entrees
Various Pints of Ice Cream
Kroger Pizza & Pizza rolls
Kroger Fruit Snacks
Kroger Toaster Treats
Manwich & Hormel Chili
Hunts tomatoes, paste or sauce
Fleischmann's yeast ($.45 cpn.)
McCormick Grinders
Parkay Margarine ($.75/2 cpn.)
Daisy Sour Cream ($.50 cpn = FREE)
Tennessee Pride Sausage Gravy ($.55 cpn = FREE)
Airwick Air Freshener (B1G1 cpn expires 12/7)
Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener ($.55/3 cpn)
Easy Mac
Gatorade Sports Drink
Creamette Pasta
Kroger Pasta Sauce
Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Kroger canned fruit
Kroger Potato Salad
Lays Stax
Banquet Brown N Serve Sausage
White Rain Body Wash
Excedrin (10 ct)
Arm & Hammer Deodorant
Nestle Flipz Pretzels
Lifesavers Candy (B1G1 cpn) CORRECTION cpn is $1, so it's FREE!
Huggies Wipes
Mattel Hot Wheels
Altoids Gum & mints
Kroger Hand Soap & Sanitizer
Barbasol Shaving Cream
Kroger Cotton Swabs & Cotton Balls
Vitamin Water

It's quite an exhaustive list..but the deals are great!!

$$$ Dollar Deals at CVS December 7-13 $$$

Here's my list of items $1 or less this week at CVS:

Powerade $1.59 - $1.59 ECB = FREE after ECBs
Theraflu $5.99 - $1.50 cpn. -$5.99 rebate = FREE + overage w/ $2 ECBs
Colgate Toothpaste $1.99 - $1.00 cpn = $.99

It's not a big list, but there are some really good deals over a $1 too!!

They're BACK!!!

The coupon inserts are back this week. In our local paper, there was both Red Plum and Smart Source coupons!! I bought 5 copies at $.50 each and will compare them to the big city paper tomorrow to see if there's any difference. If there is, I'll purchase more copies.
Happy Clipping (from Kingdom Klipper)!!!!

Extreme Savings at CVS

I had A LOT of fun at CVS again this morning:

4 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotions $2.50 - $1.25 cpn. = $1.25 each
1 Aquafresh Extra Care Polishing $3.69 - $2 CVS cpn. - $1.69
2 M & M Regular 14 oz. bags $1.88 each
5 local papers with the coupon inserts in each $.50 each

Subtotal = 19.95
Coupons redeemed = $7 manufacturer's + $5/$15 CVS cpn. + $5.98 ECBs + $1.11 Xtra day discount (given to me by the manager)

oop = $.86!!!!

Oh, yes, it was a FUN trip!! And, by the way, the first bag of M&M's were a special treat, because they were on sale. I HAD to buy the second so that I could get full use of my ECB's!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Meijer Savings!!!

Great savings at Meijers this week. I went tonight and here's a summary of all that I bought:

6 boxes of Kelloggs Mini Wheats
2 boxes of Kelloggs Special K Red Berries
6 boxes of Kelloggs Pop Tarts
4 boxes of Fiber One Pastry
1 bag of Meijer pretzels
1 bag of Meijer corn chips
1 box of Fiber One cereal
1 can of Grands Biscuits
2 gallons of Meijer milk

Subtotal= $42.94
Both gallons of milk were free w/purchase of 8 boxes of Kelloggs cereal.
Coupons redeemed = $20.50
oop = $22.44
Not bad for 9 boxes of cereal, 10 boxes of 'pop tarts', some snacks, and 2 gallons of milk!!!
Savings percentage = 64%

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Arby's Freebies

I thought I'd pass this along, especially to those who don't have Dairy Queens in the area. Sign up at the Arby's website to receive offers through your email. (Thanks to Heather Tenney at LMKIA for this information.)

A P.S. to this: I signed up yesterday, December 4, and got an email today for a free shake at Arby's. How about that for good deals???

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Great CVS Trip 12/03/08

I had a good time at CVS today. Here's what I got:

4 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotions 2/$5 - 4 $1.50 cpn. = $1 each
1 Vaseline Men's Body Lotion 2/$5 - $1.50 cpn = $1

Total Cost = $5.00 - $1 CVS cpn off Vaseline lotion =$4.00
Used $3.00 in ECB's from last week
Total oop = $1.60!!!
I had more ECB's but didn't want to waste them by not using their full value.
They don't expire until the end of the month.

Attention All Dairy Queen Blizzard Lovers!!

Okay, so I think that would just about include everyone...I mean, who doesn't love a blizzard every once in awhile?
Anyway, if you are not already a member, you can join their fan club online and receive a coupon for a FREE blizzard.
Then, periodically, you will receive new emails with new flavors or promotions. Today, I received another email with a B1G1 free coupon.
You can go to their web page Blizzard Fan club for free registration.
And, ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More Kroger Deals

Here are some more $$dollar deals for Kroger's this week, in addition to the 10/$10 I posted earlier:

Kroger yogurt 3/$1
Aquafresh toothpaste $1.99 - 1 cpn. = $.99
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers 5/$10 - $1 cpn = $1 each
Arnold Bread B1G1 $2.99 (est. price) - 2/.55 cpns. = 2/$.99

$$$ Walgreen's Dollar Deals $$$

Walgreen's also has some great deals:

Aim or Pepsodent Toothpaste $1.00
Bald Guyz Moisture Gel or Head Wipes $5.99 - rebate of $5.99 =FREE
Big Roll Bathroom Tissue $0.50 w/ in ad coupon (limit 4)
Bowl Fresh Toilet Bowl Deodorizer $0.39 w/in ad coupon (limit 2)
Bumble Bee Canned Tuna or Sardines $0.69 w/in ad coupon (limit 3)
Carmex Lip Care $0.99 w/in ad coupon (limit 3)
Yardley Moisturizing Bar Soap Coupon $0.65 B1G1 w/in ad cpn.
Color Studio Gift Wrap B1G1 for $.01 w/in ad coupon $1.00
Dry Idea Clinical Strength $5.99 - .50 cpn -$5 Easy Saver Mail In Rebate= $0.49
Encore Spices B1G1 for $.01 Coupon w/in ad coupon $0.50
Votive Candle $0.17 w/in ad cpn. (limit 12)
Glade Wisp Flameless Candle $3.99 - $3 cpn = $0.99
Halls Cough Drops $1.39 w/in ad cpn. - $0.50 cpn. = $0.89
Tuf Paper Towels 1 roll $0.50 w/in ad cpn (limit 2)
Russell Stover Christmas Candy $0.39 w/in ad cpn.
Shaped Treat Bags $0.99 w/in ad cpn. (limit 2)
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap $.99 w/in ad cpn.
Spice Drops or Jelly Bells B1G2 Free =$0.66
Stickers or Window Decor B1G1 for $.01= $1.00

$$$ CVS Dollar Deals $$$

Here's this week's $1 or less deals for CVS:

Extreme Energy 2 pack $4.99 - $4.99 ECBs = FREE after ECBs
Mars candy bars $.50 each
Ferrero Rocher, Lindt or Ghirardelli Chocolates $0.99 each
Mars Fun Size Candy, 8 pk $.99
Nabisco Cookies or Crackers $1
Nips $.88
Progresso Soup B1G1-$0.50/2cpn = $.75 (est. price)
Renuzit Air Freshener $.99 - $0.55/3 cpn.= $0.81 each
Scotch tape B1G1 50% off - $1.00/2 = $.12 each (est. price)
Sobe, Propel, Gatorade, Lipton Ice Tea $1.00
Vaseline Mens or Intensive Care Body Lotion $2.50 - $1.50 cpn = $1.00

Also, don't forget to use all those ECB' for the expiration date!!!

Kroger's "Santa's Night Out Sale" Thursday, Dec 4, 1-9 PM

Kroger's is having a sale for 8 hours only on Thursday. There are some really great deals:

Kroger large eggs $.77 dozen
Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream 2/$3
Mikesells Potato Chips $1.49
Kroger Chocolate Milk half gallon $.99
Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch meat $1.99
M&Ms or Nestle Jingle & Miniatures $1.68
Kroger peanuts $.99
Chocolate Chip cookies $.10 each
Shelled Walnuts or Almonds $2.99 bag
Poinsettias $4.99

Monday, December 1, 2008

Walgreen's Coupon

To receive a coupon good for $5 off a $25 purchase go to The coupon is good for Monday and Tuesday only.

Menu Planning 12/1-12/7

Yes, menu planning does take time. But, it is WELL worth the effort for me in that I know that I save money by not eating out as much. And, for me, it's nice to know each morning as I'm homeschooling my children what I'm planning for dinner that evening. It's also frugal, in that, after I plan the week's menu, I get the items that I will need to have them on hand. That means fewer trips to the grocery and less money spent overall!

So, with that said, here's the menu planned for this week:

Monday: chili with corn bread pancakes
Tuesday: cheesy beans and brown rice wraps
Wednesday: turkey and noodles
Thursday: spaghetti w/ salad & garlic bread
Friday: eat out(a special treat for my 6 year old as the 3 oldest have a youth event)
Saturday: fish
Sunday: slow cooker beef enchiladas

Now, I check the pantry and my freezer to see what items I need, see who has the best deals, and make sure that I have what I need. I usually don't list the vegetables because I have so many canned green beans and frozen corn from the garden this year.

$$$ Meijer Dollar Deals $$$ 11/30-12/6

Here's my list of dollar deals for Meijer's this week:

Yoplait yogurt 10/$5 - .40/6 cpn =$.37 each
Fiber One Toaster pastry 5/$9 - $1 cpn = $.80 each
Wrigley gum multipacks 2/$3 - B1G1 cpn = $.75 each
Red Gold tomatoes 5/$4 - $1/4 = $.55 each
Grands biscuits 4/$5 - .25 cpn = $.75 each
Kelloggs Special K or Frosted Mini Wheats 4/$10 - $1 cpn = $1.50 & if you buy 4, you get a FREE gallon of milk (so I included it in my dollar deals!)
Kelloggs Poptarts 3/$4 - .55 cpn = $.33 each
Arm & Hammer toothpaste 2/$4 - $1 cpn = $1 each
for above coupon go to

Don't forget about Meijer's Mealbox...there are some great coupons to print.

More Deals!!

Well, today is the first day of a new month. And you coupon queens KNOW what that's time to clean out the coupon organizers. I know that I had a lot of coupons expire yesterday. Unfortunately, the last two weeks, there have not been good coupon inserts in the papers. So, I don't have a lot of filing to do. Well, I will just have to wait until Sunday and expect lots of coupons to cut!!

Today is also Cyber Monday...a very busy day in placing your online orders. I was just at and they have some good deals using their Cyber Monday Web Bucks. If you're looking for something specific, it'll be worth your time to check them out.