Monday, May 31, 2010

Freebie Tuesday!!

Some great Freebies!!!

My husband will love this one! It is a sample of 100% Whey Protein Fuel from Twin Lab HERE

Another one for the guys! Free sample of Hugo Man! HERE

Free sample of Moist Sure HERE

Do you love Bacteria? Well if you do get your FREE I love Bacteria shirt HERE from Culturelle

Need a Sample of Tena? Go HERE

Rouge Magazine and it has coupons in it! Go HERE for your free subscription!

Thanks Hip2Save and Frugal Girls

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shutterfly 3 cards for 99 cents shipped!!



I love Shutterfly! And the Quality is so great and did I mention fast shipping!! Make sure to sign up for Shutterfly if you haven't and get 50 free 4x6 prints while you are at it!!

So make sure to go HERE and get yours!!

Old Navy- Extra 50% off clearance

* Opps! Thought I posted this yesterday!!! But I saved it as a draft!!!!


Old Navy - 50% extra off All Clearance Items!

Today is suppose to be the last day!! Call your store to make sure they are participating!!!

Make sure to go HERE and get an extra $5 off $25 and check out the other sales!!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

If you haven't signed up yet!!



If you haven't signed up for Kraft First Taste- now is the time to!!! And if you are a member- make sure to check your offers!! I just checked mine and got some great coupons!! I have heard of others getting some FREE items this time!! But I am happy with $1.50 off each of the items pictured above!!

Here is how it works!
* Make an account HERE

Then all you have to do is login and :
  • Share Great Products!
  • Give them your Feedback
  • Stir things up!
It is Free to join and doesn't take much time -and who doesn't like FREE coupons and FREE items!

Another Giveaway!!

One of my very good friends has this amazing blog! She does all these fun Giveaways- and now she is doing a Giveaway for me on her blog!!!

What is the Giveaway!!!
It is for 10 of each of the Smart Source and Red Plum from 5/16
And then a $5 Amazon Giftcard!

So make sure to head on over to HERE and enter before June 3rd!!!


* It only takes a few minutes to enter and who dosent want a chance to win!!!!

Safeway!!!My trips this week!

If you figure in the catalinas I have left-
then all of these purchases were FREE!


My total was $3.33 + tax! Then I got $4.00 back in catalinas!!!

Tide Stain Release on sale $5.99 with weekly ad coupon
* Make sure to cut out the ad coupon!!!
Use $3/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Use $3/1 P&G eSaver eCoupon
= FREE after coupons

Darigold Sour Cream on sale $1.88 *Buy 2
Use B1G1 coupon 3/28 SS
Use $.40/1 coupon found in little pamphlets!
Total: $.74 each after coupons when you buy 2

Ziploc Containers $1.99 wyb 4
buy 4, receive 2 -$2 catalina
2x $1.50/2 5/16 SS
Total: $4.96, and get 2- $2.00 catalinas

Coopertone Water Babies Sunblock $4.89 (Clearance)
$2.00/1 - May Safeway Coupon Book
Total: $2.89

Total: $9.33 but I had $6 in catalinas!
So my total was $3.33 + tax! Then I got $4.00 back in catalinas!!!





60 cents if you include the catalina!!!!!

Tide Stain Release on sale $5.99 with weekly ad coupon
* Make sure to cut out the ad coupon!!!
Use $3/1 coupon from 5/2 P&G insert
Use $3/1 P&G eSaver eCoupon
= FREE after coupons

Ziploc Containers $1.99 wyb 4
buy 4, receive 2 -$2 catalina
2x $1.50/2 5/16 SS
Total: $4.96, and get 2- $2.00 catalinas

Robin Eggs $1.19

Carefree Ultra Protection .99 sale!
*Thank you Frugal Friend Sam!
4x B1G1 3/28RP
4x $1 off from 4/25SS

= FREE

Care Free .99 sale!
* Thank you Frugal Friend Sam!
5x $1 off from 4/25SS
= FREE

Total = $4.60 after $4 catalinas from previous then I got $4 more in catalinas!!


** Thank you Laurie for being such a great checker!!!


Total 8 cents if you include the catalinas I got back!!

Buy 10 lb bag of potatoes ($1.38),
*Get Marie’s Potato Salad Dressing FREE with weekly ad coupon
Use $1/1 Marie’s peelie coupon
Total : $.38 after coupon for potatoes & dressing

Ziploc Containers $1.99 wyb 4
buy 4, receive 2 -$2 catalina
2x $1.50/2 5/16 SS
Total: $4.96, and get 2- $2.00 catalinas

Ritz Munchables $1.99
2 x $1 off printable
* also peelies on some boxes for $1 off!

Total= .99 cents each

Total was $4.08 after I used the $4 catalinas from previous order then got $4 back in catalinas!


For More great Ideas go check out : FrugalLivingNW

Dairy Summer Adventure Instant Win & Sweepstakes!


Thank you Amber at CouponConnections NW for this great tip!! She told me about this and as we were talking I tried and the first time I won $75 giftcard!!!

Go HERE to have your chance to win!!! Make sure to put in your correct address so they know where to send your prize to if you win! You can try everyday till 6/22/10- once you win you can only win once- but you will be entered for the sweepstakes :)

* It is valid in these states :
AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, DE, HI, ID, IL, MD, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OR, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, WY

Make sure to check your Safeway or other affiliated store for the ADD DAIRY TO YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURE coupon booklet!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Albertsons Twice the Value!!

These will be coming in your Sunday Paper!!!!
Happy Memorial Day to us couponers!!!!




All of these deals are using Twice the Value Coupons!


Chips Ahoy $2.38
Look for $1.00 peelies wyb gallon of milk
Total: as low as $0.38 with purchase of gallon of milk

Weber Marinade $0.89
$1/2 from SS 5/23
Total : FREE

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce 10/$10
$1/2 from SS 5/23
Total: 2 FREE

Bar S Meat Franks $0.98 w/ in ad coupon
$1/2 from RP 5/16 or printable
Total : 2 FREE

Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.99
$1/1 printable (facebook)
Total: Free

Welches Juice Cocktail $1.99
$1/1 from Coupons.com
or from SS 2/7
Total : Free

Jimmy Dean breakfast bowls $2.50 each
Buy 3 on promo B2G1 Free
Total=.50 for 3 or .17 each

Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Rolls $2.50
$1/1 from RP 3/28 or 5/2
$1/1 printable
Total : $0.50

Lindsay Ripe Olives $1.49
$1/2 printable
Total : $0.49 each

Ortega Green Chilies $1
$0.75/2 from SS 4/18
$1/2 printable
Total: 2 Free

*Buy any (2) Hershey's Bottles and get 1 Free instantly*
Hershey's Syrup 2/$4
$1/2 from SS 5/23
Total: $0.66 each

::Deal Idea:
Purchase 6, will be free automatically
Use (3) $1/2 from SS 5/23
Use (3) Doubles
Total OOP: $0.33 each

Snyders Pretzels $2.49
$1/1 from SS 5/23
Total : $0.49

Cottonelle Bath Tissue $4.99
$0.50/1 from SS 4/18 or SS 5/23 or printable
$1/1 from ALL YOU Magazine April Issue
Total: as low as $2.99

Rubbermaid Food Storage $2.99
$1/1 printable or SS 4/25
Total= .99

{Save $2 Instantly when you buy one of each Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows and Hershey's Milk Chocolate 6 pk}

Jet Puffed Marshmallow $1
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams $2.49
Hershey's Chocolate Bars $3

Deal Idea from CouponConnectionsNW
buy all 3 @ $6.49
Save $2 Instantly
Use $1/3 from SS 5/16 or tearpad
Total OOP: $3.49
w/Double: $2.49! {get ready for the summer}

Kraft Salad Dressing $2.19
buy 4, receive $3.00 Catalina
$0.55/1 from SS 5/2
Final Price: $1.14 each, $0.39 each after catalina
Buy Kraft Salad Dressing between 5/21 – 6/27 and save up to $3.00 on your next order
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Catalina
Buy 3. Receive $2.00 Catalina
Buy 4, Receive $3.00 Catalina


*Kraft Promo: Spend $25 and receive $5 Catalina OYNO*
*you must hit $25 before tax and coupons

Oscar Mayer Meat Franks $1.50
$1/2 printable or from SS 5/16

Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna or Salmi $2.50
$1/2 printable or from SS 5/16

Knudsen Sour Cream $1.79
$1/2 from Add Dairy to your Summer Adventure (from Safeway)

Kraft Deli Deluxe Singles $3.49
$1/1 Tear Pad or $1/1 printable
or $1/2 Add Dairy to your Summer Adventure (from Safeway)

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs $2.49
B1G1 printable-facebook

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunch Meat $5.99
$1/1 printable or $1/2 printable

For more Ideas click on the links below!!!

Thanks for the help CouponConnectionsNW and Happy2BFrugal!!!

How to save money on your food bill

How to save money on your food bill each month

I have been asked by Sarah to post each week on how to stretch your buck further and be frugal. Although I am a couponer, I am here to talk about ways to help you save besides just couponing. A lot of you coupon, while some of you readers don't. I am here to give suggestions to help you save more. Some of the things I say each week, may or may not work for you individually. See what will work for you and try to apply it. This week I am giving suggestions on ways to save money on your food bill each month.

Obviously, my dear readers, there is couponing. I imagine that most of you who are reading this do indeed use coupons. Coupons do save you a lot of money each week, but there are other ways to help you save too. Some of you don't have time to coupon but still want to save money...while some of you coupon and still want to save more! Either way, these are great ways to help you save more!

The most important thing you can do is never go to the grocery store hungry. Make sure to eat before you head over to the grocery store. When you are hungry, EVERYTHING in the store looks good (especially those oreos and chips). Those treats and snacks are so expensive and will add so much to your grocery bill. When you go to the store when you are not hungry, you will have an easier time sticking to your grocery list.

This brings me to my next point. Make a grocery list. Hopefully you have been stocking up on items when they are on sale and you have a coupon. Even the die hard couponers STILL need to go to the grocery store for items they need that week such as bread, produce, cheese, eggs, etc. Make a list of what you want to make for each dinner that week. Plan your meals around what is on sale that week. If you see that chuck roast is on sale that week, then plan a meal with chuck roast in it. Never, and I mean NEVER pay full price for your meat (like I talked about two weeks ago). When you plan your grocery list, only list your essentials that you need. I am sorry, but fruit snacks and pringles are not essentials. Only buy what you need to make your meals. Do not deviate from your list. It has taken me a long time to do this, but I do not buy anything off my list anymore (unless it is something that is on sale and I have a coupon and I know I will need it eventually...but all of us couponers do that).

Next, stop buying pre packaged food. Try to make your dinners from scratch. I understand that most of you are extremely busy and do not have the time or means to make everything from scratch. However, if you can, try to. I make everything from scratch. I do not buy boxed potatoes, or frozen dinners. I am not saying at all that I am above you, it's just what I try to do for my family. I make everything from scratch not only to save money, but to eat healthier. When I make it from scratch, I know exactly what ingredients are in my meal. It is so easy to make a batch of waffles one day and throw them in the freezer. You can make so many homemade waffles for the same price as frozen waffles from the store. You will save so much money if you plan in advanced and make your food from scratch. Obviously, if you are getting the prepackaged meals and sides for free, they are so great. Just don't go out and pay full price for them. Prepackaged food does save a lot of time in cooking, but I will talk in a couple weeks on how to help with that. So stay tuned!

When you need to purchase an item and it is not on sale and you don't have a coupon then buy in bulk. I save so much money when I buy the larger size container. Even though it is more money upfront, you save so much money. It is so much cheaper for me to buy a 25 pound bag of flour rather than a 5 pound bag every month. See if you have any stores around you that sale items in bulk sections. We have a Winco here, and there you can buy almost everything in bulk. I can buy as little or much as I want on so many items. It costs me about $0.10-$0.20 to fill up my spice containers with their bulk spices. When you buy in bulk or buy economy size items, you save so much money.

It is amazing how these few simple steps cut my grocery bill down significantly. Everybody is looking to decrease their food bill, and if you follow those simple steps, you will be amazed at your savings. Soon I will start posts on how to help you cook from scratch for those who don't have much time to.

Next Wednesday I will be sharing something really neat that I have been making to organize up my pantry. The best thing is that it is free...so make sure to come check it out next Wednesday!

Tropicana Deal of the day!!

ONLY 9,000 Left!!
Deal of the day is for 5 points you can get a FREE Tropicana Pure Premium Juice!
* You can have up to 4 accounts per household!

So if you don't have enough points in your account- you will need to make a new account and use these codes within the first 6hrs!

Code 1: BLOGG-HER11
Code 2: MOMCE-NTRAL
Code 3: TWMOM-READR
Code 4: FBOOK-TROPI
Code 5: Just take the quick survey

Thanks RoseKnows

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freebie Tuesday!!



Don't you just love filling up your mailbox with good mail!!!

* Click on the links below to get some freebies!!

Ritz Crackerfuls just "like them on facebook HERE and click on the tab open for fun!

Two Free bandages from Nexcare HERE

Free sample of Natural Permission Tea Here

Free chocolate Sample of Xocai HERE

Three different Samples of Nature Made products HERE, HERE, and HERE

MagnaCare Sunblock sample HERE

Two Samples of Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo HERE

Free Popchips at Jamba Juice! Like them HERE

Thanks KrazyCouponLady

Monday, May 24, 2010

Target

Gillette Series 7 oz. Shave Gel $1.79
-$1/1 Gillette Shaving Gel 5/2 PG
=.79 cents each after coupon

Satin Care Shave Gel Asst. Varieties $1.79
-$1/1; .55/1 Satin Care Shave Gel 5/2 PG
= .79 cents each after coupon if you got the $1/1

Olay Moisturizing Body Bar Soap (Single ct. in Travel Section) .97
-$1/1 Olay Body Wash, Lotion, or Bar Soap 05-02-10 PG x5/31
= FREE

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Lotion 10 oz $2.99
-$1/1 Vaseline lotion 3.1 oz or+ Target coupon PRINT
-$1/1 Any Vaseline Aloe Fresh Product PRINT

= .99 cents each after both coupons

Dove Ultimate Go Fresh .5 oz Travel Size (or other varieties) .97
-$1/1 ANY Dove Deoderant or Body Mist PRINT
= FREE after coupon (does not exclude trial sizes)

DEAL IDEA:

Buy 3 Special K Cinnamon Pecon 12 oz Cereal ($2.99) = $8.97
-$1.50/3 Kellogg’s Special K 11.4 – 17.5 oz Cereal or 12 ct Meal Bars Target Coupon PRINT
-$1.50/3 Kellogg’s Cereal Any 10 oz or Larger PRINT OR 05-23-10 RP
= $5.97 for 3 Boxes of Special K and a Gallon of milk after both coupons

Buy 4 Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, Multi Pack $2.69
Use 1 $1.00/2 – Nabisco Multi Pack – (coupons.com)
Use 2 BOGO Free – Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs – (facebook.com)
And use B3G1 Free – Nabisco 100 Calorie Multipack, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $1.69, or $0.42 each, when you buy 4

Buy 4 Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs, Multi Pack, 12 ct $3.99
Use 1 $1.00/2 – Nabisco Multi Pack – (coupons.com)
Use 2 BOGO Free – Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs – (facebook.com)
And use B3G1 Free – Nabisco 100 Calorie Multipack, Target Coupon – (target.com)
Final Price: $2.99 or $0.75 each, when you buy 4

If you need pop! ( Thanks Pam)

Get a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 5 Pepsi Products 5/$15
-$1/2 Mountain Dew or Diet Mountain Dew 12-pk 12-oz PRINT x5/29
= $14.00 - $5 Gift Card wyb 5
= $9.00 for 5 or $1.80 each after coupon and Gift Card

* These should be included : Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew & Diet Mountain Dew

Clearance Lookout!!!

Venus Embrace $3.48

*You can buy 2 and use two $2/1 Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor 5-2-10 PG and then use the FREE $5 Target Gift Card wyb 2 Venus or Embrace Razors 5-2-10 RP to make it a money maker after coupons and gift card!

Thank you TotallyTarget.com and KCL





Drug Stores this week! 5/23-5/29

Here are some good ideas!

Walgreens

Goody Ouchless Barrette or Flex Tip Headband $2.99
buy 1, receive $3 RR
= FREE after RR

Buy 2 Noxzema Bikini Shave and Trim Disposable Razors B1G1 FREE (2/$3.49)
Use 2 $2.00/1 Noxzema-Spa Shave 4-Blade Shaver 4 pack, Super Smooth Triple Blade Shaver 4 pack, Premium-Pivot Twin Blade 12 pack or Bikini Shaver 3 pack, any from RP 5/23
Final Price: $0.51 Money Maker

Carefree Pantiliners $0.99 with in ad coupon
$1.00/1 Carefree Product from SS 4/25
= Free

Checkout this from the Krazy Coupon Lady HERE

Rite Aid

Click on the links for some great coupons!

Links to total purchase coupon:
$5 off $20 Video Values
$5 off $25 printable (Redplum.com)
$5 off $25 Video Values (watch Rite Aid video)

This is what I need!!
Cascade automatic dishwashing detergent gel, powder or Action Pacs $2.99
- .25/1 (5-2 PG)
- .50/1 any Action Pacs (Home Made Simple coupon booklet)
*Submit for $2 SCR
As low as 49 cents for Action Pacs!

Rite Aid Tugaboo Trial pack .99 cents
* They have a coupon inside for $1 off so that means you can go back again and get more diapers! They look the same as the Albertsons Diapers and those are one of my favorites!

Rite Aid Tugaboos jumbo pack diapers $6.99
- $1/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon here
Submit for $2 SCR
$3.99!

There are so many other great deals!!

Go here to CouponconnectionsNW deal ideas!

CVS

Since I dont have a CVS near me check out these blogs from the following :

SavingsInAkron


MomsbyHeart

Common Sense with Money






Saturday, May 22, 2010

Qfc!


Here is our Frugal Friend Stephanies trip to QFC!

I went to QFC today and got 8 boxes of granola bars and 4 boxes of Capn Crunch for $7.50.

Here is how she did it!!

4 of the $.75/2 quaker granola bars 5/2RP

4 of the $0.50/1 Capn Crunch Q from 5/16 RP.

She did it in 2 transactions, so each box of cereal was $0.50 and the granola bars were $0.68. The cereal gave me a savings of 87% and the granola bars were a savings of 74%

AND ANOTHER IDEA!!

Quaker Mini Rice Cakes $1
buy 6 and save $3 Instantly
Total: $0.50 each

(Remember this ends Tuesday)

** I would love for you to send in a picture of your great deal!!

Last day!


Here is my purchase of the night!!!Today is the last day to get FREE grill mates from Albertsons!

My purchase was : $1.58 tonight!

Here is how!!

10 McCormick Grill Mates sale 10/$10
10x -$1 4/25RP *Expires today*
= FREE
Thanks CouponconnectionsNW

Milk $2.59

Nabisco Cookie $1.79
- $1 off 1 nabisco cookie with purchase of a gallon of milk (peelie)
= .79

*** Then I had a $2 off my next purchase pictured below!! Make sure to take the Surveys you get randomly on the bottom of your reciept! I normally get one a week! Make sure to leave good feedback for your store ;)



Here is how you can save an extra $2 off your next purchase!! Make sure to check the bottom of your reciepts and make sure to call within 7 days of getting it!!! Make sure to give a good review for your store- since Albertsons are always so good to us!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

How I coupon!


I use the Binder Method! The reason I love this method is so I can see each coupon!


What you need :
Binder ( I recommend 3 inch) For the Binders I have go HERE, HERE
Baseball Card Holders ( I got mine at Target Start out with at least 2 packs)
Tabbed Dividers ( I got mine at Target you will need at least 24 tabs)
Clear protective Sheets ( 1 pack)

How I organize Mine:

FIRST:
In the front of my binder I have the clear protective sheets and I put one for each of the stores I go to. I put the "store" coupons in those! I DON'T put catalinas in there- since those are the same as money :)

SECOND:
* The Bold items are on the tabs and the numbered are the inserts inside of the divider under that tab (so sub-sections)

Produce
Breads
Snacks 1. Chips 2.Granola Bars 3. Fruit Snacks 4. Anything Else
Canned Items 1.Soups,Broths 2. Fruits 3. Veggies
Pasta 1.Pasta 2.Pasta Sauce
Prepared Food/Rice
Condiments/Spices
Baking 1.Baking Items 2.Boxed Baking,Frosting
Breakfast 1.Cereal 2.Poptarts 3. Bars
Drinks 1.water 2. Juice 3. Other
Refridgerated 1.Butter/Sourcream 2.Cheese 3.Yogurt 4.Biscuts/cookie dough 5.Milk &Juice 6.Meat 7.Misc
Freezer 1.icecream 2.Frozen meals 3.Veggies,Fruit 4. Misc.
Candy
Ziploc
Paper & Plastic
Surface Cleaners
Dish Washing
Laundry
Air Freshners & Candles
Health Care
1.Medicine 2.Vitamins 3.First Aid
Oral Care
Beauty
1.soap 2. Bodywash 3.Deodorant 4. Shampoo &Conditoner 5.Razors 6.Personal Care 7.Misc
Baby
Pet
Misc


Questions I get??

Q.
Do you put the coupons in order of expiration?
A.
I don't put them in order, because each week when I put in new coupons I take out the expiring ones as I put new ones in.

Q.Does it take a lot of time?
A. If you are caught up and do them each week when you do them, then it dosent take long :)

Q. How do you cut all your coupons since you get 10 papers?
A. I pull the inserts apart, and stack the matching insert on top of each other so that way I am cutting 10 at a time!Like the picture below !




My cheat way!!
(Don't have time but still want to coupon???)




SO...Here is my pile- and this is why I haven't done this post earlier ;) I have been behind!We all get there, and get behind....but we still want to coupon and get the great deal!! Here is what I do!!!

1. On most blogs you will see when you find the deal you want it will say the item and then the date and either RP,SS,or PG!

2. So you take that date and then you go to your pile of inserts and on the right hand side it will have the date! Then you cut the coupon out that you need!

* So you like to do it this way??? Want to make it easier...Just take a sharpie and write the date on the front page ( of course not on the coupon )

NEXT :
So you are going through your ads and you find what you want...but not sure if you have a coupon and dont want to spend the time looking for it...what do you do???

Here is what I do!

I go to COUPONMOM.COM
...Then on the right hand side there is a label that says : Grocery Coupon Database
Click on that then put in your state and click go!Once the new screen pops up - put in the item you are looking for! ( Plus this way you can also see if a coupon someone else has- you can see if you have it too or it is just regional)

Questions :


Q. So what do I do before going to the store???
A. Before I go to the store I make sure to have my list planned out! I have my coupons clipped and if the store takes twice the value coupons I will have the coupons attached.

Q. What do you think is the benefit of having the binder?
A. I like to carry my binder with me when I am looking for deals- if I just am going to the store for a certain item I normally won't carry it with me.

* I have used different methods of organizing coupons and these are the two ways that have worked for me :) So you might find different ways that are better for you go HERE to see some different ideas!

Cheap Huggies Wipes and DIapers and Hummus!


It is time to stock up!!! I just needed wipes since I have over 30 packs of diapers! And the hummus what a great deal! So here are some great match ups and head here for more Fred Meyer Deals!

Here is what I did!

Transaction 1:
2 Huggies Baby Wipes Tub $1.99
-2 x $2/1 Printable from Coupons.com
2 Huggies Baby Wipes Refill $5.99
-1x $2/2 Printable from Coupons.com
= $9.96 Then I got a $3 catalina for spending $15
Total for that many wipes was = $6.96+ tax

Transaction 2:
3 Huggies Baby Wipes Tub $1.99
-3 x $2/1 Printable from Coupons.com
2 Huggies Baby Wipes Refill $5.99
-1x $2/2 Printable from Coupons.com
Total = $9.95 - $3 cat from previous= $6.95 then I got a $3 catalina!

Transaction 3:
Athenos Hummus 2/$3.00
-3X -B1G1 from HERE
= $4.50- $3.00 from previous transaction = $1.50 for 6 things of hummus!

NEED DIAPERS?
Here is a great scenario from CouponConnectionsNW

Transaction #1

Buy 2 Huggies Diapers $7.99 w/ in ad coupon
Total OOP: $3.49 a pack after coupons and catalina savings!

Transaction #2

Huggies Diapers $7.99 w/ in ad coupon
Huggies Little Swimmers $6.99
2 Huggies Wipes $1.99 each
use $3.00 Catalina from previous Transaction
Total OOP: $9.46, plus receive another $3.00 Catalina!

More great deals from Facebook~


Oreo Fudge Cremes $1 off (for those who havent printed) HERE
* Have you tried these yet!! Amazing!!

Sara Lee Deli $2 off HERE

Green Works $3 off any Laundry Detergent HERE

Lindsay Natural Olives $1 off coupon HERE

B1G1 free Athenos Hummus HERE
* Check out how you can get it for 75 cents at Fred Meyer HERE Thanks Amber!
Fage Total Greek Yogurt $1 off coupon HERE

$1 off Rayovac Batteries of $3 off their rechargables HERE
* I got the $1's in the $1 bin at target for FREE!
Trident Layers $1/2 HERE
Nabisco 100 calorie Packs B1G1 HERE
75 cents off Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner HERE

Jimmy Dean $1 off any 1 HERE

Crystal Light 3 new coupons HERE

Make sure you become our Fan HERE

Let me know of anymore coupons you are finding!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Freebie Tuesday!!


Free First Hug HERE ( So cool!)

Free sample of Chex Mix HERE

Free sample of Playtex Gentle Glide HERE

Stayfree Thermo Control Sample HERE

Crest White Strips Sample HERE

Free Sample of Purex 3 in 1 for those who havent got it go HERE

Free South Beach Smores Bar HERE

Free Weekender Sample Kit HERE

Albertsons run...hurry last day!


All of this for $12.50 including tax and then I have 50 boxtops for education! (1 Store 5 transactions - it was late and I asked before)
Go HERE for the Freebies!

Things that I got that werent Free:
Oreos- got coupon from HERE then doubled! Total OOP : 99 cents
Rhodes Rolls - $1/1 RP 5/2 Total OOP: 50 cents
Betty Crocker items spend $20 and get $5 and 50 boxtops! ( I used coupons on all the items and doubled 3!) Total OOP : $12.04 then got $5 back for next time!
*And I had a $2 off from doing a survey



All of this for $4.29 including $1.30 of it as tax!
( Three different stores)
For a list of FREEBIES with your twice the values go HERE
Things I didnt get FREE
Rhodes Rolls - $1/1 5/2 RP Total OOP: 50 cents
Dole Sensations- $1/1 4/18 RP
Meat B1G1 It was $5 and I had a $5 catalina I used from the first Trip!
Stayfree (clearance $2.04) Had $1/1 from 4/25 RP

Monday, May 17, 2010

Albertsons Twice the Value!!



Here are some of the Free things you can get at Albertsons Today and Tomorrow! What will you be getting!!


Mentos Gum $1.00
Double the $0.55/1 Mentos Gum, any bottle from SS 4/25
Final price: FREE

Velveeta Shells and Cheese Cups $1.00
Double the $1.00/2 Velveeta Shells and Cheese Cups from SS 4/25
Final Price: FREE

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom/Chicken $1
double
Total OOP: FREE

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough 2/$4
double
Total OOP: FREE

McCormick Fajita Spice Packets $1.39
$1.00/1 McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color from RP 4/25
Final Price: FREE, Plus Possible Overage

Scotties Facial Tissue $1
$0.50/1 printable
double
Total OOP: FREE

Halls Cough Drops $1.99
Double the $1.00/1 Halls or Halls Sugar Free Cough Drops, any single bag up to 30 ct. from SS 3/28
Final Price: FREE

Capri Sun $2

$1/1 from SS 4/25 (regional)
double
Total OOP: FREE

Cheetos Mighty Zingers $1.67
$1.00/1 Cheetos Mighty Zingers, any flavor 9.5 oz. bag, from SS 5/9
Final Price: FREE

Purina Friskies Cat Treats $1.49
$1/1 from 5/2 SS
double
Total OOP: FREE


Snyders Hanover Pretzel Sticks $1.79
$1/1 from SS 4/11
double
Total OOP: FREE

Tree Top 3pk Juice $1.00
Double
Total OOP: FREE

Tabasco Sauce 2 oz $1
-use .50/1 from 4/25 SS or .50/1 printable coupon= FREE

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta or Healthy Harvest $1.69
– use .75/1 printable here, here and here!
- $1/1 (Parents, April 2010)
- $1/1 (Better Homes and Gardens, April 2010)
+ a doubler
= FREE to .19!

Whole Pet Care Dog Treats, Jerky Strips or Flavored Sticks $1.99
-use $1/1 blinkie found by product + doubler
= FREE!!

Bagel Bites $1.99
-use $1/1 bagel Bites printable + doubler
= FREE!

Dannon Activia, DanActive or Light & Fit Yogurt, 4-6 packs $2.00

Double the: $1.00/1 Dannon Activia, any 4 pack, 8 pack, 12 pack or 24 oz from SS 5/2, 3/28
$1.00/1 Dannon DanActive, any 4 pack or 8 pack fro SS 5/2, 3/28
Final Price: FREE


Make sure to check out these blogs for all the other great deals!
Thanks to : KCL,CouponconnectionsNW, and Fistful of Coupons

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Great Magazine Deals!!


Today only $3.30!!
Put in Promo Code PXSS516

Go HERE for some more great deals! I have and I am already getting them delivered!

Here are some of the titles and prices :

Better Homes And Gardens
$5.99 for 1 year!!
Coupon code: BHGSPEC

ESPN
$3.75 for 1 year!!
Coupon Code: WKLYSPEC -$3.75/1 year!! ( I think it ends today)

Everyday prices :


Backpacker Magazine
$4.69 for 1 year!

Bridal Guide
$4.69 for 1 year!

Bicycle Times
$4.69 for 1 year!

Everyday with Rachel Ray
$4.69 for 1 year!

Elle
$4.69 for 1 year!

Seriously so many titles...that are so great just go HERE and check them out!


Thank you SuperCouponLady


Make sure to go to Target before tomorrow!


Here is what our Frugal Friend Stephanie got!! And they paid her $3.66 to take
these items!


3x Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2in1 starter Kit = $18.87 - 3 Buy SB Gel get Starter Kit Free Q's = FREE

3x Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel = $11.82 - 3x $1/1 Q = $8.82 ($2.94ea)

1 Belly Bars = $7.99 - $4TQ - $3MQ = $0.99

4x Razers = $31.96 - 4x $5MQ - 4x $1TQ = $7.96 ($1.99ea)

John Freida Mousse Trial Size $1.07 - $2.50MQ = +$1.43

I also got 2 $5 Target gift cards for the SB and 2 $5 Target gift cards for the razers, so in the end...They paid me $3.66 to take all these items home!!!And on the bottom of my receipt it said I saved over $70.00!!!

***** Don't Forget to always make sure your coupons scanned before you leave the store!

Make sure to check out these Deals while you are there! HERE And look for these to :

* Cute Wrapping Paper and 4 packs of giftbags ( I have seen these at all the Targets I have been at)

* Johnson and Johnson Packs of baby oil and a free lotion- Use your $1 JJ 3/7 RP or 4/25SS and get it for 48 cents or Free if you have a Target Coupon!

* Rayovac Batteries in the Dollar Section = Free with your $1 off coupon from HERE


*** Let me know if you find anymore amazing deals!




Friday, May 14, 2010

Today Only



I love Tropicana Rewards!! You can even get things for free!! Today they are having a FREE Reward day!! I just got my B1G1 ticket for the ZOO!!! Go HERE to sign up or login!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A new coupon booklet!!!



So Home Made Simple is one of my favorite shows! They teach you so many different Ideas how to refresh your nest!!! And now they are offering a coupon booklet for over $30 in savings!!!

Click HERE to get your coupon booklet!
Click HERE to be there fan on Facebook!

And make sure to watch the show on Saturdays at 12 on TLC!! You will love it!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Meat for cheap!

Are you often wanting a nice steak dinner but you don't want to pay a ton? Well, I have an easy trick. I am not going to lie, we eat very nice in our house. We eat a LOT of meat, including steaks, roasts, chicken...you name it! Most people think that my grocery bills are through the roof. They aren't. We get to eat really nice meat for close to nothing. Here is my tip:

Do not buy meat full price. The best time to buy the meat is when they are marked down to barely nothing. When does this happen? Let me tell you!

All fresh packaged meat has a "sale by" date on it. It will clearly state "sale or freeze by May 12" or whatever date. Well on May 12th, they HAVE to sale it or they have to throw it away. Rather than throwing it away, they will mark it down to hardly anything. The best time to find the meat that has been marked down, is right after the grocery store opens. I wait about an hour after open and then I go to the store and check the markdowns (that way I give the butcher plently of time to mark down all the meat). I live in Utah County and my favorite place to shop for meat is at our Super Target. Almost every morning I will find markdowns. Here is an example of something I see very often:
-1 pound of Flank Steak. It is normally $7.99/lb (I believe). That morning they will put it on sale for like $4.99/lb and stick a peelie coupon on it for an additional $3 off. That means I pay $2 and I get a pound of flank steak. Awesome right?

So the trick is to buy the meat on the mark downs and as soon as you get home, put them in your freezer. Then when you want to eat it, pull it out of the freezer that morning and let it defrost on your counter.

Right now in my freezer we have the following meat (all from markdowns): Sirlon Steak, Flank Steak, Eye of Round Steak, Chuck Roast, Chicken, T-bone Steak, Pork Loin, Ground beef...you get the point? You can have the nice meat, and not pay very much for it.

So call around to your grocery stores, and find out which stores do markdowns on "sale by dates"...most of them all will. And then go shopping about an hour after open and see what they have. You will be amazed at how much meat you will be able to stock up on.

Giveaway!!!


What can you win????
2 of 5/9SS
3 of 5/2 SS
3 of 5/2 RP
3 of 5/2 PG
4 of This coming weeks inserts ( not pictured)


How to enter????

Here is how to Enter :

1. Leave me a comment telling me what you want to learn about on this page!
2. Go HERE and become a fan then let me know on here when you do or if you already are!
3. Talk about this giveaway on your facebook status and send the link to me!
4. Talk about this giveaway on your blog and send the link to me!
5. Display my button on your sidebar and let me know!
6. Follow me on here and let me know!
For each entry it must be left as a comment on this blog so it can be entered
* I moderate my comments so it may not show up instantly.

The Winners will be chosen by random.org on May 18th at 11:59pm pst

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Target Deals


Love this deal!!!

Buy 2 Hydro 5 ($7.99 each) get a $5 giftcard!!
Use 2 of the Target Printable for $1 off
Use 2 of the $5 off from 5/9SS
= +1.02 after using coupons and giftcard!


Buy 2 Hydro 3 ($6.99 each) get a $5 giftcard!!
Use 2 of the Target Printable for $1 off
Use 2 of the $5 off from 5/9SS
= +3.02 after using coupons and giftcard!


And here are two more deals from Money Savings Mom

Buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel at $3.94 each
Buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter Kits at $6.29 each

Use 3 free Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush 2-in-1 Starter Kit when you buy Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel coupons in the 4/11RP
Use 3 $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel coupons from the 3/21SS
Use 2 free $5 Target Gift cards when you buy 3 Scrubbing Bubbles products from the 5/9SS
Spend $8.82 plus tax out of pocket
Get 2 $5 Target gift cards
Free plus small overage after coupons and gift cards

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce — price cut to $1.49 each
Use the $1.50/1 or $1/1 coupon from the 4/11 SmartSource insert (there’s also a $0.75/1 coupon here)
Total = Free to $0.49 per bottle

Frugal Friend Lisa's Great Buy!!


All of this for 23 cents at Target!!!

Here is how she did it!!!

Tide Travel $.97 x 2

-$1 MQ x 2

=FREE + $.06


Lysol Kit $9.99

-$2 TQ x 2

-$3 MQ x 2

=$4.99


Gillette Deodorant $1.52 (clearance) x 2

-$4/2 MQ

=FREE + $.96


Dove Deodorant $.97 x

-$1 MQ x 2

=FREE + $.06


John Freida Frizz Ease $1.47 x 2

-$2.50 x 2

=FREE + $2.06


Carefree Pantyliners $.94 x 3

-$1 MQ x 3

=$FREE + .18


Bic Pencils $1.29 x 2

-$1 MQ x 2

=$.58


Schick Razor $6.99 x 2

-$5 MQ x 2

-$1 TQ x 2

=$1.98


TOTAL

=$5.23 OOP (before tax)

+$5 GC for Schick Razors

=$.23 for all 16 items

Friday, May 7, 2010

Why be on facebook???



So many companies want you to "Like" them- and they offer so many incentives for you to!! And of course you want to "like" us- since there are a lot more updates on there then on here!!

Here are just a few things that are on facebook right now!

Libby's Table get a FREE can of vegtables HERE

Einstein's Bros Bagels get a FREE Bagel HERE

Nabisco's 100 Calorie pack get a B1G1 coupon HERE

Red Baron Pizza get a $2 off a slice coupon HERE

Oreo Fudge Cremes get a $1 off coupon HERE

Ritter Sport Chocolate get a B1G1 coupon HERE

There are so many more- Just make sure to "like" them and our page too!! I just try to post these on facebook so this page isnt overloaded!! If you would like to see them on here regularly let me know!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More Free Photo Items!


Get your FREE photobook each month!HERE!




Head on over HERE to upload your photo! Then at checkout put in GOODTHOUGHTS good through this Saturday!!

Thanks Frugal Friend Shannon!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Freezing Green Onions

Why should you freeze them?
I don't know about you guys, but in my house we go through a lot of green onions. I use them on a regular basis in cooking. We use them in cooking asian dishes, breakfast, casseroles, etc. Green onions are one of those that are hard to keep fresh. Sometimes I will buy them and they are good for a week, while other times I buy them they spoil the next day. I get sick and tired of throwing away my money. Also, sometimes a recipe will only call for one green onion...what do you do with the rest of the bundle? Throw it away? I know that I used to! Well now you never have to throw them away ever again.

How do you freeze them?
I have experimented with a few different ways and this is what I feel works best!

First off, remember that moisture is your enemy in freezing. Make sure that your green onions are fully dry. If they are not, dry them off with a paper towel to prevent freezer burn. Then chop all of your green onions.


With a funnel or your hand, pour the green onions into an old water bottle (clear works best). When you get them all inside the water bottle, screw the lid shut. Put the water bottle inside your freezer. With the clear watter bottle, you can clearly see what's inside. These will hold up for a few months. When ready to use them, just unscrew the water bottle and pour out as little or as much as you need.


It's that simple. How easy is that? Now you never have to worry about wasting those green onions!

NOTE: Green onions do become a bit soft in freezing, so they are best used in cooked dishes as opposed to salads and garnishing.

So much Cereal???


I should take a picture of all the cereal in my house!! But hey I got all of it for free so why not get it!! Plus for all the cereal I got yesterday in this picture I made $20!!!! So what am I going to do with it??

This Saturday May 8th is Stamp out for Hunger!!



What you can do :

1. Place non-perishable food products in a bag.

2. Leave at your mailbox.

3.Your letter carriers will pick up and deliver to foodbanks or pantries!



Go HERE for more info!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Talk to me Tuesday!

What questions do you have about couponing??? Make sure to email me or leave a comment!

Also make sure to follow us on Facebook- There is a lot of stuff I post on there that I dont on here :)

I think we will be eating Mexican?


All of this for : OOP = $3.80 Then I got $7.00 in Catalinas!!!
Total= + 3.20 Dont you love when you get paid to shop!!


Kelloggs Mini Wheats 4 for $10

4x $1/1 3/28RP
3x $1 Albertsons Twice the Value
=$3.00 Then I got a $3 catalina and a $4 catalina!! Profit $4!!

Wholly Guacamole 2 for $4
9 x $1 4/25SS
9x $1 Albertsons Twice the Value
= FREE

Treetop Apple Juice $1.00
2x $1/2 Printable HERE
2x $1 Albertsons Twice the Value
= FREE

Mission Tortilla Shells 79 cents with in Ad coupon!
8x $1.50/2 from (Safeway,Albertsons Tearpad)
4x 75 cents printable (gone)
= 4 cents each!!! Total for 20 = .80 cents!
Thank you CouponConnectionsNW for the Tearpad deal!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Show off Sunday!


This is from our Frugal Friend Pam!
= $2.41 including tax +10 rebate = + $7.59 money maker

Glade Sense and spray $5.99 sale
8x $4 peelie
8x $3 3/21 ss
=+1.01 each
and $10 back in sc johnson rebate
3 Lysol kits 9.99
3x $ 5 3/28 ss
3 x $1 target coupon(my target rang it as a $2 off)
=2.99 each
2 kids crest $1.49
1x$1 off 2 4/11
2x $1 target kids crest
=free
Ban clearance $1.28
1x .75
=.53
5 Tide travel $.97
5x $1 any tide 3/28
=+.15
Dial clearance $.68
1x. .35 3/21
1x $1 target dial
=+ $.67


This is another one from our Frugal Friend Pam!
Grand total = $1.76($1.63 of it was the tax)

Glade sense and spray $5.99 on sale
7 x $4 peelie
7 x $3 3/21 ss
= +$1.01 each
Axe 2 pack 3.44
10 x $1 off 1 axe deodarant peelie
= $1.44 each 2 pack



This is from our Frugal Friend Stephanie!!
24 items total for $19.25. Saved $30.85

J & J Safety Qtips - $1.54 - $1MQ = $0.54

2 x J & J Powder/Baby Wash on clearance $2.08 - $1MQ = $1.08ea or $2.16 total

2 x 7th Generation Dish Soap $2.69 - $1MQ (QTY 2) - $1TQ (qty 2) = $0.69ea or $1.38 total

2 x 7th Generation Multi Purpose Spray $2.99 - $2/2MQ - $1TQ (qty 2) = $0.99ea or $2.98 total

Palmolive dish soap $1.38 - $1MQ = $0.38

2 x Trial Size Tide $0.97 - $1MQ (qty 2) = $0.06 money maker

2 x Kashi Granola Bars and Cookies $2.74 - $1.50/2 MQ - $1.50/3 TQ = $1.24ea or $2.48 total (I think she forgot to ring in 1 box)

Nescafe Coffee $1.00 - $1MQ = FREE

Reveal Lightbulbs $4.00 - $1.50MQ - $1TQ = $0.50

Shave Gel travel size- $.99 - $1MQ = $0.01 money maker

Right Guard travel size - $1.07 - $1MQ = $0.07

2 x Arm and Hammer Toothpaste trial size = $1.07 - $2.50/2MQ = $0.36 money maker

Dentastix $3.49 - $2MQ - $1TQ = $0.49

Carefree liners $0.99 - $1MQ = $0.01 money maker

Popcorn - $1.00 - $0.60MQ = $0.40

Nasal Spray - $2.19

Markey Pantry Turkey - $2.69 - $1TQ = $1.69

 
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