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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Deals, Deals & More Deals

Ok, I'm playing catchup today. I've been out enjoying the sun all week and I'm behind. I'm actually typing this from the laptop while sitting in a lawn chair in my front yard. :) Anyway.....

Here is a smörgåsbord of deals that I'm just gonna lump into one post. Enjoy!

Walgreens: A new 4-day ad started today. Personally, I didn't see anything glorious but you can view the ad and decide for yourself. I was perfectly happy with the 5 MONEY MAKER deals from the regular weekly ad that is still going on.

Walgreens: Velveeta cups are on sale this week for $1. Use the BOGO coupon from SmartSource + get a $1.50 Catalina WYB 4. That makes them about $0.12 each. (Thanks WildForWags)
Walgreens: John Frieda Shampoo & Conditioners are on sale 3/$15 and you can earn a $5 RR WYB 3. Combine this with the $3.00 Q from 3/7 SS (need 3 total) to get them for as low as $0.34 each. This deal is valid through 4/24. (Thanks WildForWags)
ALDI: They have strawberries for $0.99 this week (YAY!!) and pineapple too! Baby carrots are $0.49 and a 10-pound bag of potatoes is $1.49. (Thanks Faithful Provisions)
If you haven't had a chance to mail off for your P&G $100 coupon booklet, there is still time. The mail-in date has been extended until May 31st. (Thanks Southern Savers)
Con Agra is now doing a similar promo where you get a $25 Coupon Booklet WYB $10 in products. You have until 6/25 to send in the mail-in rebate form with your receipts. (Thanks Mommy Snacks)
Target: I'm not a Target shopper but Thrifty Tiff shows you how to get pillows for around $1.00 using a printable Target coupon.
Get your coupons ready. Looks like Kmart will be doing Super Doubles April 4-10 where they double coupons $2.00 and under. Go here to see if your store is participating. Rumors are the limit is 5 per transaction.
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for DiGornio Pizza + Breadsticks. The winner will be chosen on 4/3.
Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day of the month so be sure to print any coupons you want before they reset tomorrow.

Ok, back to enjoying the sunshine for me! Happy Spring everyone.


Expired Coupons

The end of the month is a great time to go through your coupons and pull expired ones. Besides, you gotta make room for all those great new printables that will rest on the 1st.

Did you know that military families overseas can use expired coupons up to 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary? Well, it's true! I have been sending my coupons to a military base in Germany and I wanted to pass along the information to my readers.

Unit 3655 Box 65
APO AE 09126-5565

Here are some tips for preparing your coupons for shipment.
  • Manufacturer's coupons only.
  • No store coupons allowed (i.e. Publix, Walgreens, ect.)
  • No printables are accepted.
  • No local brands (i.e. Purity, Lays Chips, ect.)
  • Coupons need to be sorted into Food & Non-Food categories (I use a Ziploc bag for each)
  • Do not use paper clips or rubber bands.
  • Coupons need to have an expiration date of no more than 2 months.
Because this is a U.S. Military Base, packages can be shipped at U.S. rates. I have found the best (and easiest) way is to ship them in a flat-rate priority envelope and the cost is around $5. You can get these envelopes from your local post office or order them online (FREE)

If you are interested in sending your expired coupons to this military base, I want to encourage you to buddy up with some friends. This could be a project for your Sunday school class or even your church. You could start this with your Mom's group or just a few friends and take turns mailing off the envelope each time. Either way, just know that your expired coupons will help another family.



Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Food Lion Deals 3/30-4/6

Here are my favorites for Food Lion this week. I am actually quite excited about the Kraft Promo! To see full-ad matchups, click on the logo. If you come across a good deal, please post it in the comments.


Coke 2L, $0.99
Food Lion Fries, $1.50
Food Lion Canned Veggies, $0.33 (limit 12)
Strawberries, $1.66
Red Potatoes 5 lb, $2.99
Food Lion Butter Quarters, $1.88

Kraft Promo: Get $5 off instantly when you buy 5 items. Limit 1 per transaction.
Participating Items: Price reflects $1.00 instant savings per item.
Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese, $1.50
Jell-O Pudding Cups, $1.90 [$0.75 Jell-O printable]
A1 Steak Sauce, $2.00
Kraft Mayor or Miracle Whip, $1.50
Velveeta Cheese, $2.99 [$0.55 off 3/21 SS]
Kraft Singles, $1.00 [Look for BOGO or $2.00 WYB 2 blinkies]
Cracker Barrel Cheese, $2.00
Kraft Shredded Cheese, $1.50 [Look for BOGO or $2.00 WYB 2 blinkies]
Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat, $1.99 [$1.00 WYB 2 3/7 SS]
Planters Cashews, $1.99 [$1.00 WYB 2, 1/24 SS]
Nilla Wafers, $1.99
Maxwell House Coffee, $4.99 [$1.00 WYB 2, 3/21 SS]
Crystal Light, $2.00 [$1.00 off 3/21 SS]

Cool Whip, $1.00
>Look for $1.00 of peelies on Strawberries

Campbell's Cream Soups, $1.00
*Total is $1.00 or $0.50 each.

Stove Top Stuffing, $1.25
-$1.00 WYB 2 Stove Top printable
*Total is $1.50 or $0.75 each.

Oscar Mayer Bacon, $2.74
*Total is $1.24

Pillsbury Promo: Get FL Large Dozen Eggs FREE WYB 3
Participating Items:
Crescent Rolls, $1.66 [$0.50 WYB 2 printable or printable OR $0.40 WYB 2 1/31 SS]
Cinnamon Rolls, $1.66 [$0.40 WYB 2 printable or printable or 3/7 SS
>See Catalina deal below for even more savings. As low as $3.64 for 4 crescents + 1 dozen eggs.

Pillsbury Catalina Deal: Buy any 4 and earn a $2.00 Catalina. Buy 5 and earn a $3.00 Catalina. Buy 6+ and earn a $4.00 Catalina to use on your next order.

Groupon: Collective Buying Power


Walgreens Register Rewards Explained

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If you are going to be doing any shopping at Walgreens, you need to know about Register Rewards. This is an in-store rebate program specific to Walgreens. Walgreens does not have a loyalty card program so anyone can take advantage of these deals.

Register Reward Info:
  • RR = Register Reward
  • RRs print at the end of your transaction from a machine located next to the cash register.
  • RRs are $-off coupons that can be used on your next transaction. I've seen them as low as $1 or as high as $10 and all amounts in between.
  • RR deals change from week to week and/or month to month. The weekly RRs are usually advertised in the ad that comes out on Sunday and by white shelf tags. Monthly RRs are usually advertised by large red shelf tags in the store.
  • RRs are earned when you purchase a certain quantity or dollar amount of a particular item or brand. Examples: Earn $5 in RRs when you buy 1 Gillette Fusion Razor OR Earn $3 in RRs when you buy $10 of participating Dove products.
  • There are no limits on RR deals. However, you cannot do the same deal more than once in a transaction. Only one RR will print for that deal. You are, however, allowed to combine different deals in one transaction.
  • RRs can not be "rolled." This means that you cannot use a RR earned from one promotion to do it over again. For example, if you earn RR for Dove soap, you cannot use that RR to buy more Dove soap. If you do, the RR will not print the 2nd time.
  • RRs typically have an expiration date of 2 weeks from when they print.
  • You can use manufacturer's coupons on an item that is part of a RR deal. This will not hinder your RR from printing.
  • RRs may only be applied to the pre-tax total. You will still have to pay tax OOP (out of pocket).
  • RRs are actually manufacturer's coupons and it states this in the top left corner. Because of this, you technically should be able to use them at other retailers. However, in my area, Publix is the only store who accepts them but you should check with your store to verify this.
  • Walgreen's cash registers will not allow more manufacturer's coupons than items purchased. Since RRs are actually manufacturer's coupons, this can get tricky if you have a coupon for every item in your transaction and attempt to use RRs as well. In this case, you can purchase a "filler item" (something inexpensive) to get the item-to-coupon ratio unbalanced. This will allow you to use your RR and reduce your out of pocket cost.
  • If a RR doesn't print, make sure you bought the correct quantity of the specific item. Ask for a manager and show them the advertised deal either in the ad or by the tag on the shelf.
  • A RR may not have printed due to the machine being out of paper and/or turned off. If this is the case, ask the manager to correct the issue and re-ring your purchase.
  • Every store is different in how they handle troubleshooting. Some will simply give you $ out of the register. Others will re-ring the purchase and subtract the RR amount from the final price. Still others will give you a form for you to fill out and mail in along with a copy of your receipt.
Register Rewards can be a bit tricky but, once you get a handle on it, you will love all the great deals you find! It's not uncommon at all to be able to get items for FREE or even MONEY MAKER deals at Walgreens.



Publix Deals

Just a reminder that the current ad will continue until Saturday, April 3rd. You can see my favorite match up for the current ad here.

All Publix locations will be closed on Sunday, April 4th for Easter and a new ad comes out on Monday, April 5th. That ad will run until the following Tuesday, April 13th to get us back on track.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Popular Printables 3/30

The end of the month is quickly approaching so you better check your favorite coupon sites before they reset on Thursday. My favorite sites are Coupons.com, SmartSource, Red Plum & Betty Crocker. Here are a few more coupons that you mind find helpful.

Con Agra Foods - $1.50 WYB 4
Cheez-Its - $1.00 WYB 2 (FREE at Walgreens this week with store coupon)
Lean Cuisine - $1.00 WYB 4
Arm & Hammer - $11.50 total
Pop Tarts - $1.25 WYB 3
Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups - BOGO (Combine with Catalina deal at Kroger)
Windex - $1.00

Old Navy - 30% off any item (exp. 4/4)



DiGiorno Giveaway

I am so excited to offer my readers another giveaway. This time, I'm giving away a set of coupons for the new DiGiorno Pizza & Breadsticks kits. Best of all, there will be TWO winners. Each winner will receive a FREE coupon (up to $8.00) for the Pizza & Breadsticks + THREE $4.00 off coupons. That's $20 in savings!! If you would like a chance to win, please enter by completing the form below.

Required entry:
Tell me your favorite home delivery pizza.

Bonus entries (will be verified): Current subscribers are eligible too.
Details, Details, Details:
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents only.
  • Comments will not be counted. You must fill out the form below. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
  • All coupons expire on 04/30/2010.
  • This giveaway will end on April 3, 2010 at 9 PM. Winner will be selected by Random.org and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or another winner will be chosen.
  • Special thanks to Carrie for her generous donation of these coupons.
Good Luck!

*If you are reading this in an email or reader, you may need to click through to the actual webpage to complete the form.



Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kroger Deals 3/28-4/3

These deals are matched for the Nashville, TN area or Louisville Region. Here are my favorites for this week. If you come across a good deal, please post it in the comments.


Strawberries, $2.00
Sweet Potatoes, $0.69
Fresh Selections Salads, $1.50
Kroger Spices, 33% off
Kroger Butter, $2.00
Spiral Sliced Ham, $1.99 lb.
Kraft Mayo, $2.49
Pepsi or RC 12 pk, 4/$11 (must buy 4 - $2.75 each)

Purity Ice Cream, $2.50
*Total is $1.50

Sister Shubert's Rolls, $2.50
-$1.00 off 3/28 SS2
*Total is $1.50
>Upromise ecoupon for $0.75

Post Cereal, $2.50
-$1.00 WYB 2, 2/28 or 3/24 SS
-$4.00 off your order instantly WYB 4
*Total is $4.00 or $1.00 each.

Gold Medal Flour, $1.49
*Total is $0.75

Oscar Mayer Bacon, $2.99
*Total is $1.49

Bob Evans, $3.00
-$0.35 (double) Bob Evans printable (sausage)
*Total is $2.30
>Get Kroger dozen eggs FREE WYB 2 Bob Evans Links or Patties

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage, $2.39
-$1.00 WYB 2, 1/31 or 3/21 RP
*Total is $3.78 or $1.80 each.
>My area did not get this Q but there was one in the Kroger My Magazine home mailer

Bids Eye Frozen Veggies, $1.00
-$0.50 (doubled) off, 3/21 SS

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, $0.98
-$1.00 WYB 2 Pillsbury printable
*Total is $0.96 or $0.48 each
>There is also a $0.30 WYB 2 Q that doubles in 3/28 SS or printable

Jell-O Instant Pudding, $0.99
-$0.50 (doubled) Jan ALL YOU Mag

Dole Mandarin Oranges or Fruit Salad, $1.00
-$0.50 (doubled) WYB 2, 3/21 SS
*Total is $1.00 or $0.50 each.

Rice or Pasta Roni, $1.00
-$1.00 WYB 3, 1/3 RP2
*Total is $2.10 or $0.70 each.

Cambell's Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup, $1.00
*Total is $1.00 or $0.50 each.

Lay's Potato Chips, $1.98
-$1.00 off, 3/14 SS
*Total is $0.98

Ziploc Freezer Bags, $2.50
-$0.40 (doubled), 3/21 SS
*Total is $1.70
>See Catalina deal below. Also eligible for $5 SC Johnson mail-in rebate (MONEY MAKER)

SeaPak Shrimp, BOGO
-$1.00 off 2/7 SS
*Price approximately $2.00.

KROGER CATALINA DEALS: Visit Mommy Snacks for more details.

Kraft: Purchase $20 and earn a $2.00 Catalina to use on your next order. Expires: 5/8

Betty Crocker Potatoes: Buy any 1 and earn a $0.50 Catalina. Buy 2 and earn a $1.50 Catalina. Buy 3 and earn a $3.00 Catalina. Expires: 4/18. Combine with $0.40 printable or printable or Q from 3/28 SS or Cellfire ecoupon to make this a MONEY MAKER!

Old El Paso: Buy any 3 and earn a $1 Catalina. Expires: 4/18

Philadelphia Cream Cheese: Buy any 3 and earn a $0.75 Catalina. Buy 4 and earn a $1 Catalina. Buy 5 and earn a $1.50 Catalina. Expires: 4/18. (8 oz or larger)

Ziploc: Buy any 3 and earn a $2.00 Catalina to use on your next order. Expires 4/28. Combine with the $0.40 Q from 3/21 SS for more savings! Also eligible for SC Johnson $5 Mail-In Rebate.

Velveeta: Buy 2 and earn a $0.50 Catalina. Buy 3 and earn a $1.00 Catalina. Buy 4 and earn a $1.50 Catalina to use on your next order. Expires 4/18. (Shells & Cheese Cups only)




Saturday, March 27, 2010

CVS Deals 3/28-4/3

Here are my favorites for CVS this week. If you find a good deal, please list it in the comments.


Coke, 3/$11
-Earn 3 ECBs, limit 1
*Total is $8.00 or $2.66 each


Gillette Promo: Earn $5 ECBs WYB Fusion Razor & Cartridges, limit 1
-FREE Razor WYB Cartridges, 3/7 PG
*Price will depend on cartridge price.
>At my store the cartridges are around $15.

Huggies, 2/$17.98
-Earn 5 ECBs WYB 2, limit 1
-$3.00 Huggies printable or printable (use 2)
*Total is $6.98 or $3.49 each.

Stayfree or Carefree Pads, $3.99
-Earn 2 ECBs, limit 4
-BOGO Carefree Ultra Protection, 3/28 RP
-BOGO Stayfree 1/3 RP

Nature's Bounty Vitamins, BOGO
*Prices vary but should be cheap or FREE!

Pop-Tarts, $1.66
-$1.25 WYB 3, 3/28 RP
*Total is $3.73 or $1.24 each.




Walgreens April Coupon Booklet

Be on the lookout for the new April coupon booklet at Walgreens. These are usually found near the registers. All coupons inside are store coupons (can be stacked with a mfg coupon) and expire on 04/24/10. Here's a look inside. My favorites in bold.

$1.00 Airborne
$2.00 Albolene 12 oz
$2.50 Allation
$5.00 Axe Hair Care or Stylers
$1.00 Azo Standard
$1.00 Bic Hybrid Advance Disposable Razors 3 – 8 pk
$1.00 Bic Luminere
$1.00 Carmex Moisture Plus
$1.00 Chapstick Ultra Smooth Jar .21 oz
$1.00 Children’s Wal-itin or Wal-Zyr Allergy Relief Syrup 4 oz
$5.00 Claritin 10 Mg 40 ct. or Tablets 45 ct.
$1.00 Colgate Orabase
$1.00 Cottonelle 12 pk
$1.00 Crystal Deodorant
$4.00 Culturelle Probiotics
$3.00 Cystex 40 ct
$0.50 Dentemp
$1.00 Dermoplast
$1.00 WYB 2 Dove Minis
$2.00 Energizer Lithium AA 4 or 8 pk or E Rechargeable AA 4 pk
$2.50 Enfagrow 24 oz (5474)
$3.00 FiberCon 140 ct (5547)
$0.50 Florida’s Natural Apple or Orange Juice 33.8 oz
$1.00 WYB 2 Hershey’s Bliss or Reese’s Select
$1.00 WYB 2 Hershey’s or Reese’s 19.75 oz
$2.00 Huggies Pull-Ups 2T – 5T 19 – 26 Pk
$3.00 Intelligender
$2.00 WYB 2 Keebler, Cheez-it, or Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
$5.00 Lipo-Flavonoid Plus 100 ct.
$5.00 Listen Up Micro Amp
$3.00 Little Allergies or Chloroseptic Allergin Block .1 oz
$5.00 Lysol Healthy Touch
$1.00 WYB 2 M&Ms 11.4 – 21.3 oz
$1.00 Minute Maid or V8
$1.00 Nabisco Cookies 10-18 oz with purchase of Cookies AND 1 Gallon Milk

$5.00 Norelco All-in-1 Grooming System, Body Groom, or Trimmer
$1.00 Noxema Disposable Razors
$1.00 Oral-B Pulsar 3D White TB
$4.00 Percogesic 60 or 90 ct.
$1.00 Pilot Frixion Highlighter 3 pk
$1.00 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport 18 pk
$1.00 Raid or OFF!
$5.00 Revlon Fantasy Lashes
$3.00 Revlon Pedi-Expert
$1.00 Robitussin CF, DM, or DM Max 4 oz
$10.00 Rogaine 3 pk
$5.00 Sabadil Allergy Tabs 60 ct.
$2.00 Smart Mouth
$2.00Tineacide 1.25 oz
$1.00 Twizzlers
$1.00 W Disposable Razors 3 pk
$2.00 Wal-dryl Allergy Minitabs 100 ct.
$2.00 Wal-Dryl Children’s Allergy Syrup 8 oz
$3.00 Walgreens Certainty
$3.00 Walgreens Disposable Nitrile Gloves 120 pk
$2.00 Walgreens Glossy Photo Paper
$3.00 Walgreens Neti Pot
$1.00 WYB 2 Walgreens Nutritional Drink 6 pk, 8 oz
$3.00 Walgreens Rest Easy Nasal Strips 30 pk
$5.00 Walgreens Scar Gel 1.76 oz
$2.00 Walgreens SinusWash Booster 2 oz or Salt Jar 10 oz
$4.00 Walgreens Smooth Lax
$3.00 Walgreens Stool Softener 100 – 400 ct.
$5.00 Walgreens Stop Smoking Products
$2.00 Walgreens Treutrack
$5.00 Wal-itin Tablets 10 Mg 150 ct.
$5.00 Wal-Zyr 10 Mg 300 ct.
$1.00 Wal-Zyr Children’s Chewable 10 Mg 12 ct.
$1.00 WYB 2 Wonka 8.5 – 9.5 oz
$2.00 Zaditor Twinpack or GenTeal
$2.00 Zantac 75 Mg 30 ct. or 150 Mg 24 ct.
$10.00 Zostrix
$5.00 Zyrtec 24 hr 10 Mg 70 ct.

To view the actual coupon pages, visit I Heart Wags for a preview.



Walgreens Deals 3/27-4/3

Here are my favorites for Walgreens this week. If you find a good deal, please post it in the comments.

SPECIAL NOTES: The April Coupon Booklets are showing up in stores now. Make sure you look for it by the front registers.


Dove Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Product, $4
-Earn 4 RR
-$2.00 off Dove Hair Care printable (sorry, no longer available)
>There is also a $1.50 off Q in the 3/28 RP (still a money maker)

Simply Saline, $7
-Earn 7 RR
-$1.00 off 1/24 SS

Dentek Floss, $2.00
-Earn 2 RR
-$1.00 off 1/17 SS (exp. 3/31)
>If you requested samples they came with $1.00 Qs on the back.

Dulcolax Balance, $10
-Earn 10 RR
-$4.00 off Dulcolax printable
>There is also a $3 Q in the 12/13 SS or $2 Q in the 1/24 SS (still a money maker)

Walgreens Multivitamins, $3.00
-Earn 3 RR

Children's Benadryl, $4.99
-Earn 5 RR WYB 2
-$3.00 WYB 2, 1/3 or 2/21 RP
*Total is $1.98 or $0.99 each.
>Will be FREE if you combine with the Q from the Children's Activity Book

Post Cereal, $1.99
-$0.75, 2/28 SS
*Total is $1.24

Coke 12 pk, 5/$13 w/in-ad coupon
>Makes them $2.60 each.

Huggies Little Swimmers, $6.99
-$3.00 Huggies printable or printable
*Total is $3.99

Cheez-Its, $0.99
-$1.00 WYB 2 Cheez-Its printable


Revlon Fantasy Lashes, $5.99
-$5.00 off from Walgreens April Coupon Book AND
-$1.00 off, 3/7 SS

Good filler items:

Russel Stover Eggs, $0.39 w/in-ad coupon
Index Cards or Legal Pads, $0.34 w/in-ad coupon
Easter Tumblers or Gift Bags, $0.12 w/in-ad coupon

Campbell's Cream Soup, $0.79 w/in-ad coupon
*Total is $0.58 or $0.29 each.



Friday, March 26, 2010

Super Couponers on ABC's Nightline

ABC News

Last night, Nightline did a segment on extreme couponing. They followed two super couponers around to see how far they could make $50 go. In case you missed it (I did - it was passed my bedtime) it is available online at today ABC. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Freebies 3/26

Check out this list of FREEBIES. Don't forget to check out other FREEBIES posted every Friday. Hurry, some offers go fast! Be sure and follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook to get quicker notifications. This post is a wrap-up of Freebies found during the week.

Pampers Gifts To Grow Code - GTGPLAY1USA2010 and GTGPLAY3USA2010
Kotex Sample Pack - now 4 to choose from

Special Freebie Finding thanks goes to Saving for Eight & Southern Savers

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