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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mid-Week Deals 9/30-10/7

Here are MY favorite deals for this week. To see full-ad matchups, just click on the store name.

Old El Paso Dinner Kit, $1.47
-$0.60 WYB 2 printable
*Total is $2.34 or $1.17 each

Cheez- Its Crackers, $1.75
-$0.75 printable
*Total is $1.00

Pace Chunky Salsa or Picante, $1.40
-$0.40 (doubled) WYB 2, 8/30 SS
-1.00 WYB 2 Food Lion printable
*Total is $0.99 or $0.49 each

V8 Fusion, $2.00
-$1.00 off Fusion printable
*Total is $1.00

Juicy Juice, $1.58
-$1.00 WYB 2 home mailer, printable or 8/9 RP
*Total is $2.65 or $1.32 each.

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough, $1.45
-$1.00 WYB 1, 9/13 RP or printable
*Total is $0.45

Solo Plastic Cups or Plates, $1.50
-$0.75 printable
*Total is $0.75

Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper, $0.80
-$0.75 WYB 3, 9/13 SS or 8/9 GM
*Total is $1.65 or $0.55 each
>Can also use $1.00 off ground beef WYB HH printable

PIllsbury Crescent Rolls, $1.00
-$1.00 off printable
>Can also use Q for FREE Publix bag WYB any 2 GM products, 9/13 SS or printable

Assorted Pork Chops, $1.89 lb.

Progresso Soup, $1.25
-$0.50 (doubled) WYB 2, 9/13 GM
*Total is $1.50 or $0.75 each
>Can also use $1.00 off Crecents WYB Progresso printable to get Crescents FREE.

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, $1.00
-$0.50 (doubled) off Green Giant Frozen printable

Ground Chuck, $1.99 lb.

Chicken Breast Fillets or Tenders, $1.79 lb.

International Delight Coffee Creamer, $1.66
-$1.00 off ID printable
*Total is $0.66

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, $2.00
-$1.00 TS printable
*Total is $1.00

Ore-Ida Fries and Potatoes, $2.50
-$1.50 WYB 2 Fries or Tots, 9/27 SS
*Total is $3.50 or $1.75 each.

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides, $1.00
-$0.45 off Knorr printable

Coke Products 12 pk, BOGO @ $4.50


ALDI: Remember, these deals don't start in our area until Thursday.



Monday, September 28, 2009

Popular Printables 9/28

Sometimes printables aren't found in the most likely of places. Here is a list of some popular internet printables right now. Remember, these don't last long so grab 'em when you find 'em if it is a brand you like.

Cheerios - $1.00



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekly Deals 9/27-10/3

Remember, I only post MY favorite deals. You can see full ad matchups by clicking on the store name.

KROGER: It's not a super week at Kroger but I need a break after the BIG promo and triple coupons last week.


Kroger Butter Quarters, $1.99

Del Monte Fruit Naturals, $1.00
-$1.00 off printable

Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 pk, $4.99
-$1.00 off Cottonelle, Oct. ALL YOU Mag
-$0.25 off Cottonelle Cellfire ecoupon
*Total is $3.74
>Look for $0.75 off blinkies.

Gala Apples, $0.99 lb.

Bartlett Pears, $0.77 lb.

Chiquita Bananas, $0.39 lb.

Perdue Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, $1.88 lb.

Kroger Large Dozen Eggs, $0.88

Energizer Batteries AA/AAA (4), C/D (2), 9V (1), $2.25
-$1.00 off Shortcuts ecoupon
*Total is $1.25
>Look for $0.75 tearpad coupons to make them $0.50 each.

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, $1.99
-$0.40 (doubled), 8/9 SS or 9/13 SS or printable or printable
-$0.40 Cellfire or Shortcuts ecoupon
*Total is $0.79

Pringles, $1.25
-$1.00 WYB 2, 8/30 PG (hurry, exp. 9/30)
- $0.50 WYB 2 PG esaver
*Total is $1.00 or $0.50 each.

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $1.66
-$0.50 (doubled) WYB 2, 9/13 SS or printable or printable
-$1.00 WYB 2 Cellfire or Shortcuts ecoupon
*Total is $1.32 or $0.66 each

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, $1.66
-$1.00 WYB 2 printable
-$1.00 Cellfire or Shortcuts ecoupon
*Total is $1.32 or $0.65 each

Hunt's Can Tomatoes or Sauce, $1.00
-$0.75 WYB 3, Oct. ALL YOU Mag
*Total is $2.25 or $0.75 each.

Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup,
-$0.50 (doubled) WYB 4, 9/13 SS2
*Total is $1.20 or $0.30 each.


Red or Golden Delicious Apples 3 lb bag, $1.50

Wonder Bread, $0.88
-$0.55 off Shortcuts ecoupon
*Total is $0.33

TARGET: Click the Target link for matchups or visit Big Fat Piggy Bank or Stretching a Buck for their top Target deals.



Saturday, September 26, 2009

Drug Store Deals 9/27-10/3

I only post MY favorite deals. To see matchups for the full ad, just click on the store name.
WALGREENS: WOWzers! There are some awesome deals at Wags this week. Check out all the FREE or MONEY MAKER items! Also, they just released a $5 off $25 purchase coupon valid on 9/29 & 9/30.


Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion, $6.99
-Earn 6 RR
-$1.50 Vaseline Sheer Infusion printable or printable

Emergen-C Booster, $3.49
-Earn 3.49 RR

Chapstick Fresh Effects, $2.99
-Earn 2.99 RR

Robitussin DM To Go 2 pk, $2.49
-Earn 2.49 RR

Halls Refresh Sugar Free, $1.00
-Earn 1 RR
-$0.50 Halls Refresh, 9/27 SS or Oct. ALL YOU Mag

Gillette Fusion MVP Razor, $8.99
-Earn 6 RR
-$4.00 off Gillette Fusion, 9/27 PG


Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3- Toothbrush, $3
-Earn 3 RR

Dentek Dental Care Floss Picks, $2
-Earn 2 RR
-$1.00 off Dentek Floss Picks printable

Herbal Essence Hair Care, $2.99
-Earn 2 RR
-$1.00 off HE, 8/23 RP or 9/13 RP

Tropican Orange Juice, $3.00
-Earn 1 RR WYB 2
-$1.00 off Trop50 (use 2)
*Total is $3.00 or $1.50 each.

Hershey's (Reese's)Candy Bars, $0.49 with in-ad coupon, limit 6
-BOGO Reese's, 8/23 SS or
-$0.55 Reese's, 8/23 SS
*FREE or $0.25 each.

Theraflu Nighttime, 6 ct, $4
-Earn 4 RR WYB 2
-$2.00 off any Theraflu printable (use 2)
>If you have the Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet (found in store), combine with
-$2.00 Theraflu, store coupon

CVS: Don't forget to go here to get your $5 off $25 purchase coupon.


Vaseline Sheer Infusion Body Lotion, $7.99
-Earn 7 ECBs, limit 1
-$1.50 Vaseline Sheer Infusion printable or printable

Reese's Assorted 8 pk, $0.88
-$0.55 off Reese's, 8/23 SS
*Total is $0.23


Gillette Fusion, $9.99
-Earn 5 ECBs, limit 1
-$4.00 off Fusion, 9/27 PG
*Total is $0.99

PROCTOR & GAMBLE: Earn $10 ECBs WYB $25 of the following products, limit 1

Duracell AAA, AA (16), D (8), 9V (4), $10.00
-$0.75 off Duracell, 8/30 PG or 9/27 PG

Charmin Big Rolls (16), $10
-$0.25 off Charmin, 8/30 PG or 9/27 PG

Bounty Basic Big Rolls (6), $6
-$0.25 off Bounty, 8/30 PG or 9/27 PG

Tide liquid, $6
-$1.00 off Tide, 8/16 RP or 9/27 PG

Dawn, $1
-$0.25 off Dawn, 8/30 PG or 9/27 PG

Puffs, $1

Bounce Dryer Bar, $4
-$1.00 off Bounce Bar, 8/30 PG

Tide Stain Release, $4
-$1.00 off Tide, 8/16 SS or RP, 9/27 PG



Friday, September 25, 2009

Freebies 9/25

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Here are some Freebies that I found this week. HURRY, some offers go VERY fast. Remember, some of my previous Freebie posts are still valid so check those out here. Enjoy!

Redbox Code - 9HB6MP22

Special K Cereal - LINK

Sore No More Gel - LINK

Playtex Gentle Glide - LINK

Dryer Bounce Bar (Viewpoint Members) - LINK

Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Cream (VocalPoint Members) - LINK

Downy Wrinkle Releaser - LINK

$10 Schwan's Order (New Customers) exp 9/30 - LINK

$10 Code for Lettering Delights (FacebookFan) - LINK

Metamucil Pink Lemonade - LINK

Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers - LINK

Child Safety Seat Inspection - LINK

Texas Pete Hot Sauce (need to have 100,000 fans on Facebook by 11/15) - LINK

Museum Day 9/26 ONLY - LINK

Other Walmart Freebies - LINK

Note: I recommend setting up a seperate e-mail address for things like this but they are legitimate freebies and they do come. I use
RoboForm to help me fill out freebie forms with ease. It is also FREE.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shopping Trip - Saved 69%

CVS & WALGREENS: I bought Mt. Dew (2.50), hair product (FREE), toothbrushes (FREE), soup (0.39). I forgot to photograph 2 packs of cashews from CVS, which were also FREE.

Regular Price: $50.04
OOP: $6.40 + 9 ECBs + 8 RR
Earned: 3 ECBs + 10.50 RR
Savings: $40.14 or 80%
Actual Cost: $9.90

KROGER: This week I tried the Belle Meade store for triple coupons and I had a very nice trip. I bought Pizzas (1.08), lunch meat (2.49), RTB cookies (0.99), hot dogs (0.99), choc. chips (0.99), mac&cheese cups (0.24), pudding (0.41), juice (1.24), cheerios (FREE), snack cakes (1.00), jalapeƱos (0.13), cereal bars (1.40), bread (0.78), taco seasoning (FREE), toilet paper (1.25), broth (0.79), cheese (0.99), pop tarts (FREE), cookie mix (0.39), rice (0.33), ranch (1.34), batteries (0.50), grapes (1.28 lb).

Regular Price: $179.09
Savings: $120.22 or 67%
Actual Cost: $58.87

PUBLIX & FOOD LION: I bought Dr. Pepper (2.66), cereal (FREE), waffles (1.00), milk (3.35), fruit cups (0.15), bananas-pears-kiwi (FREE), peaches (0.99 lb), toilet paper (1.43).

Regular Price: $54.23
Savings: $36.02 or 66%
Actual Cost: $18.21

Grand Total:
Regular Price $283.36
Savings: $196.38 or 69%
Actual Cost: $86.98

Whoa! I already know what you are thinking. She is WAY over budget this week. Yep, I sure am... by $27. However, in my defense I must tell you that the sales are typically weaker as we get closer to the end of the year. So, I am taking every opportunity I can to stockpile a little bit more while I have the chance. Almost everything I bought via triple coupons went into my stockpile and I am really trying to get stocked back up on sodas for my hubby. I let my supply run out this last time. Oops! I would much rather go over budget and pay around $2.50 a 12-pack rather than skimp on budget now and end up paying full price ($5 or more) later. Besides, September is National coupon month! Lots of deals to be had for everyone. :)

Leave a comment and tell me about any good deals you found this week.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Coupon Swap - Mark your Calendars!

A common question that comes up at my Grocery Savings Workshop is "what should I do with the coupons I don't use?" Us die-hard couponers hate to see any coupon go to waste. So, I have decided to try a COUPON SWAP! That's right, I am going to set up a bonafide coupon trade night. Whoo hoo! I think it will be lots of fun to fellowship together, do some deal talk, and swap coupons. Interested? Details are below.

When: Friday, October 16th @ 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: TDF, Room A101 (Directions here)
Who: Anyone, even if you are new to couponing.
What: Bring any coupons that you won't use. The expiration date needs to be 10/31/09 or after.
Details: Coupons should be sorted into the following categories:

Canned Goods
Frozen Foods
OTC Medicines

Got expired coupons? Bring those too! I will be donating these to military families overseas who are allowed to use them at their commissary up to six months past the expiration date. These coupons should also be sorted by category with an expiration date of 09/30/09 or after.

Foot Pantry Donations? I will also be sharing info regarding how to find great deals and purchase items for food pantry donations for little to no cost.

I will have a table set up for each of the above categories. You can drop and shop as you please. There are no minimum coupon requirements to come and participate. All newbies are strongly encouraged to join us! I also would like to encourage new mommies to attend as I feel certain there will be lots of baby coupons.

I am excited about this new event and I hope to see you there!



Popular Printables 9/23

Sometimes printables aren't found in the most likely of places. Here is a list of some popular internet printables right now. Remember, these don't last long so grab 'em when you find 'em if it is a brand you like.

Coleman's Naturals - $5.00 total

Del Monte Vegetables - $1.00 WYB 5 cans