Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pepperidge Farm Crackers Coupon

If you are interested in the Pepperidge Farm Cracker rebate that I posted about earlier this weekend. I found a coupon to match with the rebate. There is a $1/1 printable here for Baked Naturals Crackers. Match the coupon with the rebate and this is a $1 moneymaker plus you get free crackers.

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Harris Teeter 10.24.09

After we went to Safeway for the awesome Nabisco/Ragu deals, I stopped at Harris Teeter on the way home. My mission was shrimp. Every couple of months, HT will sell there raw frozen shrimp for Buy One Get Two Free. We were down to our last half bag so the sale was perfect timing. When I received the HT weekly ad email this week, there was a E-VIC deal listed for HT Reserve Angus Top Sirloin steak. Buy a family pack and get $5 off. Here's how I did.

What I got:

4 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies (BOGO) - $1.84 each
1 Family Pack Angus Sirloin Steak (Two 1 lb. steaks) - $10.19 each
3 Two lb. bags of frozen raw shrimp (B1G2) - $8.66 each
2 bags of Kraft Shredded Cheese - $2.00 each

Coupons Used:

-$.55/1 x 2 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies printable (doubled)
-$1.50/2 Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies (no longer available)
-$1/2 Kraft Cheese printable
-$5 E-VIC savings when you buy a Angus Reserve Sirloin Steak family pack
-$5 HT coupon (save $5 when you spend $40)

Total after coupons and E-VIC savings: $35.22

On the bottom of my receipt it says I saved $76.50 in VIC and coupons. I think that has got to be my all time high savings. :) I'll have another post tomorrow about our Wegmans trip. :)

Safeway 10.24.09

I don't normally shop at Safeway but I received a tip (Thanks, Lisa!) that they had an awesome deal this weekend on select Nabisco crackers. So the kids and I headed over there this afternoon. Here's how we did....

What I got:

9 Assorted boxes of Wheat Thin Crackers (I can't wait to try the Artisan Vermont Cheddar Wheat Thins) - $1.38 each
2 Ragu Spaghetti Sauces - $1.50 each
1 Ragu Alfredo Sauce - $1.50 each

Coupons Used:

-$1/1 x 3 Wheat Thins printable (only available to Kraft First Taste members)
-$1/1 x 2 Wheat Thins Artisan peelies (peelies are coupons that are stuck to the outsite of the box)
-$1/2 x 2 Nabisco Crackers MQ
-$1.25/3 Ragu Pasta Sauces

Total after sales and coupons: $9.09

I can now also mail away for the Kraft Keep the Jingle Your Holiday rebate. After rebate this is a moneymaker for me. Here is how it breaks down.

1. Buy 10 Nabisco crackers.

2. I bought one box last week at Target for .99. ($2.99 minus $2 MQ from Kraft First Taste)

3. Purchased 9 boxes at Safeway today.

1.38 X 9 = $12.42 - $7 in coupons = $5.42 + .99 (crackers I bought at Target) = $6.41

4. Mail away for $10.00 Kraft Rebate.

5. Eat 10 boxes of delicious crackers for FREE plus make $3.59 ($10 rebate minus $6.41 paid for crackers).

Have I ever told you that I love rebates matched with sales and coupons?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FREE No Yolk Noodles and FREE Pepperidge Farm Crackers after MIR

Today I sent out two mail in rebates. The first rebate was for No Yolks Noodles. Our family is a big fan of beef stroganof. When we make this dish, we use No Yolks noodles. There was a No Yolks MIR in the 10/4 SmartSource coupon insert. To receive the rebate, you must purchase No Yolks Noddles between 10/4/09 and 12/31/09. You will be reimbursed up to $2.50 for your purchase. I also paired this deal with a coupon. No Yolks are sold for $2.49 at Harris Teeter. I used a .75/1 printable coupon from here. HT doubles coupons up to 99 cents so the coupon doubled. Final price for the item was 99 cents. The rebate company will reimburse me for the original price of $2.49 for the product making this a moneymaker. :)

Has anyone tried Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals crackers? I have and they are delicious! On select boxes of Baked Naturals crackers there are Try Me Free peelie rebates. We bought our box last week and after I receive my rebate check, they will be FREE. If you pair this with a coupon, it could be another moneymaker. :) Anyone know if there is a coupon for Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals out there? I couldn't find one. :(

Try Me Free rebates are a great way to put products in your pantry for FREE. While there is only a small return on product rebates, I feel like it is worth it. My family gets to eat product for free and I'm adding money to my grocery budget.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Kraft Keep the Jingle in Your Holiday Rebate

Kraft has a great rebate out there right now. Purchase any 10 participating Nabisco crackers, Easy Cheese, or Planters nuts and receive $10 via mail in rebate. The items must be purchased between 10/1/09 and 11/30/09. Requests must be received by 12/15/09. You can print a rebate form HERE. There is also a printable $1/2 Nabisco crackers coupon that you can print. Remember you can print 2 coupons per computer.

This is an awesome rebate for our house. Our daughter LOVES Wheat Thins and our son LOVES Ritz crackers. Both are a staple in our house. Plus with the holidays around the corner, I am sure we will purchase some Planters Nuts.

Pillsbury Catalina Deal

Harris Teeter currently has a great catalina deal on Pillsbury.

Buy any Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands Biscuits, Grands Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner Rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks, or Pizza Crust between 10/5 and 11/1

Buy (4) & Get $2.00 OR
Buy (5) & Get $3.00 OR
Buy (6) & Get $4.00

I have completed this deal twice so far. Our kids absolutely love Cinnamon Rolls. We are also big fans of the biscuits and crescents. We don't normally purchase them though because they can be quite expensive. But because I paired coupons with a sale and catalina. I received 8 containers of crescent rolls and 2 containers of cinnamon rolls for 67 cents TOTAL. That's right 10 containers of rolls for 67 cents!!!! Still confused how I did it? Here is a breakdown of my 2 transactions...

Transaction #1

Purchased 6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls on sale for 3 for $5 ($10 total)
Used (6) $1/1 MQ (-$6 for coupons)
Received a coupon for $4 OYNO (-$4 for catalina)
Total = $0 OOP (out of pocket)

Transaction #2
Purchased 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and 2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls on sale for 3 for $5 ($6.67 total)
Used (4) $1/1 MQ (-$4 for coupons)
Received a coupon for $2 OYNO (-$2 for catalina)
Total = $0.67 OOP

Any questions....please let me know...I'll be happy to answer. :)

Quick Harris Teeter Run 10.18.09

I ran over to Harris Teeter before Chris left for work this morning. I wanted to grab a couple of newspapers without having to drag the kids out to the store. Lauren has a bit of chest cold so I am keeping her in the warm house today.

What I got:

2 Sunday newspapers - $1.50 each (Got to have coupons!)
2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls - $1.67 each
2 Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls - $1.67 each
1 Harris Teeter Large Eggs - $0.97 each

Coupons Used:

-$1/1 x 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (printable but no longer available)
-$1/1 x 2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (printable)
-$4 OYNO catalina from my last Harris Teeter trip

Total after coupons and catalina - $2.99

I also received a catalina on my next order for $2 because I purchased 4 Pillsbury products. Check out information on that catalina deal HERE. Not bad for a quick morning trip. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quick Target Run 10.13.09

I just made a quick run to Target on my lunch break. Baby girl requested Honey Nut Cheerios and we were out. :( We also only had 1 box of macaroni and cheese left. This is a staple in our house and there was no way I could run out of it.

What I bought:

1 Cascade Complete Dishwasher Tabs - $4.29 each
2 Honey Nut Cheerios - $2.33 each
2 Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal - $2.75 each
4 Kraft Macaroni and Cheese - $0.52 each

Coupons Used:

-$1/1 X 2 Honey Nut Cheerios MQ (I got these in a cereal sample I requested) PLUS $1/2 General Mills Cereal TQ
-$3/1 X 2 Kashi Go Lean Crunch MQ (VocalPoint coupon)
-$1/1 Cascade Complete MQ (Home Made Simple Mailer)
-$.52 Buy 3 Get 1 Free Kraft Macaroni and Cheese MQ (printable)
-$4.73 remaining balance from a Target gift card

Total Before Coupons and Gift Card: $16.02

Total after coupons and gift card: $1.77

How awesome is that? $1.77 for all that stuff!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I heart Target :)

Tonight we went to my little brother's football game (it was chilly!) and on the way home we decided to stop at Target to grab a few deals....ummmm.....I mean things. :) Geez I sound like a deal addict! Here is how we did:

What I bought:

1 Glade Tri-Wick Candle - $4.49 each
2 Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches - $1.00 each
1 McCormicks Sea Salt Grinder - $2.19 each
1 Axe Deodorant - $3.14 each
2 boxes of Ziploc Sandwich bags (clearance) - $1.98 each
2 boxes of Special K crackers - $2.89 each
1 box of Wheat Thins crackers - $2.99 each
3 6-packs of Motts Applesauce - $1.75 each
2 bottles of Motts Apple Juice - $1.75 each

Coupons Used:

-$1/1 Wheat Thins MQ (printable)
-$3/1 Glade Soy Candle MQ (printable)
-$1/1 X 2 Bumblebee Tuna MQ (printable)
-$1.50/2 Ziploc bags MQ (printable)
-$1/1 McCormicks Seasonings/Spices MQ (printable)
-$1/1 X 2 Special K Crackers MQ (printable) PLUS $1/2 Target printable
-$12.60 remaining balance from a Target gift card

Total Before Coupons and Gift Card: $34.27

Total after coupons and gift card: $10.17

I received a $5 Target gift card for purchasing 5 Mott's products. I will also mail away for this $5 rebate because I purchased 3 SC Johnson products (Ziploc and Glade). The best part of the SC Johnson rebate is that you can mail away for it up to 3 times. Most rebates are limited one per household. We use a good amount of Ziploc bags so I will definitely mail away for the rebate the two more times I am allowed.

To sum this shopping trip up....after coupons, gift cards, and rebate, I will have paid $0.17 out of pocket (OOP). Free stuff is awesome!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stockpiling plus Harris Teeter - E-Vic Savings

You might have noticed that I haven't had any amazing deal-catching shopping trips the last couple of weeks. There haven't been any incredible deals that I had to have. To tell you the truth, we haven't needed to shop for much. Our pantry and freezer are stocked up. We have plenty of meat, frozen veggies, side dishes, snacks, drinks, etc. The hubbie has been able to pick up milk, bread, and fresh produce after work a couple of times. Other than that, we haven't bought anything. My method of shopping is stockpiling. We don't only eat what I post on this blog. As I mentioned before, we have a stockpile of food in our freezer and pantry. Though if anyone sees an amazing deal on ground beef, let me know. I am on the lookout for a GREAT ground beef deal so I can stock the freezer back up. :)

I did head to Harris Teeter this morning to grab 2 newspapers. Coupons! Got have my coupons. :) I always buy 2 newspapers because I like to have multiple coupons if there is a good deal out there. While I was at Harris Teeter, I picked up a can of Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder soup (my hubbie's fav) for 88 cents (price for non-EVIC members was 4/$6). This was the E-Vic Item of the Week. Every week there is one item that is SUPER cheap with E-Vic members. This week it was Campbell's Chunky Soup. Every couple of weeks I will get an email for a item that is FREE to E-Vic members. In recent weeks, I have gotten a free container of baby wipes and a free bottle of PowerAde. I love FREE stuff!

Anyone can sign up to be an E-Vic member. Click here to sign up. You must already be a VIC member to sign up for E-Vic Savings. Once you register, you will receive a weekly email with the Harris Teeter advertisement, special E-Vic member only discounts, and information about the E-Vic item of the week. What is the difference between a VIC member and an E-VIC member? A VIC member is someone with a Harris Teeter savings card. An E-VIC member is someone with a Harris Teeter savings card PLUS has signed up online to receive special E-VIC savings.

Oh and a special bonus while I was at Harris Teeter, I found a $5 wine tag rebate when you buy chicken, deli items or produce. Score! Hubbie bought grapes and bananas last night on his way home so I will send away for the rebate and they will now be FREE! Who said there weren't coupons for produce? :P

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mail-in Rebates (also known as MIRs)

One of my favorite ways to make extra money is Mail In Rebates. Yes, I think it is fun to find mail in rebates. :) Most of the MIRs that I submit are from beer and wine companies. This week alone I received (3) $10 checks in the mail from MIRs. Thank you Bud and Miller! Here are two of the checks I received this week:

And get this! Most beer and wine rebates do NOT require you to purchase beer or wine. They do sometimes require you to buy specific products. Some of the examples of items that I have seen on Beer/Wine MIRs include chicken, beef, seafood, salty snacks, bread, produce, and deli items. The list goes on and on! These are everyday items that I buy for my family. How do I organize all my rebates?

1. I keep all my receipts together in a small rubbermaid bin. Once I find a rebate for an item, I can go to this bin and look for the item on one of my receipts. I bought the item anyway so sending away for a rebate is just a bonus!

2. Beer MIRs are usually found on a display of beer. Most often there is a poster that is attached to a stack of beer. The MIR is on this poster.

3. Wine hang tags are found around the necks of wine bottles. The last tag I found on a wine bottle was a rebate for chicken, beef, or seafood. NO Wine Purchase Required. I had just bought a ton of chicken at an awesome deal on this Harris Teeter trip. I simply circled the item on the receipt and mailed away the rebate form.

4. All rebates have date requirements so make sure your receipt date falls within the guidelines.

5. Most rebates take 6-8 weeks before you receive a check in the mail. But as I mentioned before I don't go out of my way to buy specific items to qualify for a rebate. These are items I would have purchase if there was a rebate or not.

Because I send away for so many rebates, I do maintain a spreadsheet that lists the rebate, date mailed, amount, and date check was received. I keep this spreadsheet because I like to be organized. My mom mails away for almost as many rebates as I do but she doesn't track them. So to each his own! I don't think she has ever had a problem receiving payment from the company....but because I like to be crazy-organized, I prefer to keep a spreadsheet. This way I know how much I am "making" by mailing away for MIRs.

If you have a question about MIRs, please feel free to ask. I would love to answer!