Monday, June 28, 2010

Saving Money at Safeway - Day After the Beach Edition

Sunday I was dog-tired from a fabulous day at the beach with my hubbie and littles. The last thing I wanted to do is go to the grocery store - sans hubbie. He was at work. But with a little planning, I was able to get in and out of the grocery store quickly. You can do it too! This is what I did to make my life easier.

1. I prepped my grocery list on Thursday night by matching my coupons to the sales ad. I knew that I wouldn't be home on Friday night so I did this ahead of time.

2. I checked my favorite blogs to make sure I didn't miss any great deals.

3. I went to Safeway's website and created my shopping list using their weekly ad. Their site is soooo easy to use. :) All you do is click the items you want to ad and print.

4. The most important thing of all when shopping with children. I promised them a treat if they were good!

Here are a couple of the great deals I was able to snag....

(4) Assorted Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, $2.19 each
-$1.31/1 X 4 Club Card savings
-.50/1 X 4 Goldfish printable, doubled
-.50/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
Price: FREE!!! Plus 98 cents overage!

(3) Kraft Salad Dressing, $3.29 each
-$1/1 Kraft Salad Dressing 6/6 SS
Price: 49 cents each plus $2 OYNO for buying 3 - looks like I made 53 cents on that deal :)

(2) Ball Park Hot Dogs, $3.99 each
-$2.49/1 X 2 Club Card Savings
-.75/1 X 2 Ball Park printable (no longer available)
Final Price: FREE!!!

On this trip, I received $157.40 worth of groceries for $46.99! That is a savings of 70%! Plus I received a coupon for $2 OYNO, a free gallon of milk OYNO and mailed away for a $6 rebate. Not too bad for a Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sears Spend $50 Get $50

Sears is having an awesome deal right now! Spend $50 on men's apparel and receive $50 in Sears Come Back Cash. The Sears Come Back Cash is a store certificate. The only hitch is the Come Back Cash can only be used on more men's apparel. The rebate runs from 6/11/10 to 6/20/10 and can be submitted by mail or online. You can shop on the Sears website or in the store. Remember to shop through Ebates to earn an extra 4% if you decide to purchase the items online.

We went over to Sears this morning because my husband needed some work pants. We were able to get him 2 pairs of pants and a belt for just over $50. I will submit the rebate online and once we receive it, he can get another $50 of clothes. Woo hoo! Nothing like spending $50 bucks on a $100 bucks worth of clothes!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shopping at Harris Teeter with FREE item coupons

I went to Harris Teeter tonight to take advantage of their meal deal of the week. The meal deal wasn't as great a deal as I thought so I skipped it. But while I was there, I used a couple of the great FREE item coupons that I have received in the past week. Here's what I ended up with....

(2) Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $4.35 each
-.66/1 X 2 VIC savings
Price: $3.69 each (plus I can mail away for another $5 WYB 2 Sorrento Cheese Rebate)

(1) Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt, $2.99 each
-$2.89/1 Yoplait Simply Go-Gurt FREE item coupon
Price: 10 cents (FREE item coupon had a price limit of $2.89)

(1) Tropicana 64 oz OJ, $2.99 each
-.20/1 VIC Savings
-$2.79/1 Tropicana OJ FREE item coupon (reward for Tropicana Juicy Reward members)
Price: FREE!

(1) Oscar Mayer DeliFresh Honey Ham, $3.79 each
-$3.79/1 Oscar DeliFresh Shaved Meats FREE item coupon (for Kraft First Taste members)
Price: FREE!

Total before rebates, savings and coupons: $18.89
Total after rebates, savings, and coupons: $2.90!!!!

You've got to love a savings of 85%!!!!! This is a great example of why I join rewards programs. FREE item coupons are the best. :)

Staples Trip

We stopped at Staples tonight to take advantage of a rebate offer on paper. Paper is essential for printing coupons and I usually get mine for free. :) There is a rebate on Hammermill Paper until 6/12. Each ream of paper is $1 after rebate. Limit 2 reams.

(2) Hammermill Paper reams, $6.49 each
-$6 Staples Ink Rewards (from recycling my ink cartridges)
Total Due: $7.33

Now I can submit for the rebate online and they will mail me a check from $10.98. That is one of the great things about Staples rebates, you can submit them online so you don't even have to pay for a stamp. So "buying" paper tonight was a $3.65 moneymaker for me! Plus two FREE reams of paper. :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Armorall and STP Coupons

I usually don't blog about coupons for car cleaners and fluids but there are some great ones out there today! I know my husband will appreciate this post. If you are in the market for any car cleaners or fluids, check out the coupons links below.

$2 off any STP product (you have to LIKE them on FaceBook)

$2 off any ArmorAll product (you have to LIKE them on FaceBook) and if you are a Target shopper you can print (2) and stack it with this $3/2 ArmorAll Target coupon

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles

I ran over to Harris Teeter after work on Friday to take advantage of their super doubles event. I had an hour to kill before my little boy woke up from his nap and we could go out to dinner. I was pretty pleased with the deals I was able to get. If you aren't familiar with super doubles at Harris Teeter. They will periodically have a week where they will double coupons with a value of $1.98 and under. They will double 20 coupons per day per household.

(2) Dole 4-pack Fruit Bowls, $1.99 each
-.75/2 Dole Fruit Bowls 4/25 SS, doubled
Final Price: $1.24 each

(1) 44-ounce Classico Sauce (The big jar!), $4.99 each
-$2/1 VIC Savings
-$1.50/1 Classico Sauce 4/25 SS, doubled
Final Price: FREE!

(1) Weber Roasted Garlic Seasoning, $2.90 each
(1) Weber Mango Lime Seasoning, $2.90 each
-$1.91/1 X 2 E-VIC Savings (E-VIC offers target different customers and aren't available to everyone)
-$1/2 Weber Seasonings from a wine tag, doubled
Final Price: Both FREE!

(1) McCormick Black Peppercorns, $2.55
-$1/1 McCormick Herb or Seasoning 4/25 RP, doubled
Final Price: 55 cents :)

(1) TGIFridays Buffalo Chicken Snacks, $3.49
-.15/1 VIC Savings
-$1.50/1 TGIFridays Snack printable (no longer available), doubled
Final Price: 34 cents!

(1) TGIFridays Mozzarella Sticks, $3.49
-.15/1 VIC Savings
-$1.50/1 TGIFridays Snack printable (no longer available), doubled
Final Price: 34 cents!

(1) Red Baron 12-inch pizza, $4.99
-$1/1 VIC Savings
-$1.02/1 E-VIC Savings
-$1.50/1 Red Baron Pizza 4/25 SS, doubled
Final Price: FREE

(2) Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $4.99 each
-$1.30/1 X 2 VIC Savings
-$1/1 X 2 Sorrento Cheese MQ found in a previous bag, doubled
Final Price: $1.69 each plus I can send for the $5 Sorrento Cheese Rebate so this is actually a $1.62 moneymaker!

(2) YoPlus 4-pack yogurt, $2.59 each
-.59/1 X 2 VIC Savings
-.71/1 X 2 E-VIC Savings
-.55/1 X 2 YoPlus peelie (found on package), doubled
Final Price: 19 cents each :)

(2) Oscar Mayer DeliFresh Ham, $3.79 each
-$1.50/1 X 2 Oscar Mayer DeliFresh printable (only available for Kraft First Taste members), doubled
Final Price: 79 cents each!

My total before VIC Savings and coupons was $52.65. My total after savings, coupons, and rebates is $4.64! That is a savings of 91%!! Woo hoo!! That is one of my best savings percentages yet!

Safeway Trip 5.23.10

I ran out to Safeway with my best girl this morning. My son had a nosebleed in the middle of the night and was very tired from all the commotion so he and Daddy slept in this morning. Poor little guy. :( My mission was soda, cereal, and dishwasher tabs plus I picked up a few other things.

(1) Nature Valley Granola Bars, $2.99 each
-.49 Club Card Savings
-.40/1 Nature Valley Granola Bar printable, doubled
-.40/1 X 3 Shortcuts e-coupons
Final Price: 50 cents :)

(2) Fruit by the Foot, $2.50 each
-.51/1 X 2 Club Card Savings
-.50/2 X 3 Shortcuts e-coupons
-$1/2 Fruit by the Foot from home mailer
Final Price: 74 cents each

(1) Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce, $2.59 each
-$2.59 FREE item coupon from Kraft Summer Savings Gift Pack
Final Price: FREE

(1) Kraft Mac and Cheese Explosion, $1.25 each
-$1.25 FREE item coupon from FaceBook promo (no longer available)
Final Price: FREE

(1) Nesquik Chocolate Milk Mix, $5.25 each
-$2.05 Club Card Savings
-.50/1 Nesquik Product, doubled
Final Price: $2.20 each

(1) Utz Salt and Vinegar Chips, $3.79 each
-$1.79 Club Card Savings
Final Price: $2.00 each

(4) Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, $3.99 each
-$2/1 X 4 Club Card Savings
-$1/2 X 2 Post Cereal MQ
Final Price: $1.49 each

(2) Coke 12 pack and (2) Coke Zero 12 pack, $5.99 each
-$3.20/1 X 4 Club Card Savings
Final Price: $2.79 each WYB 4

(2) Wheat Thins, $3.59 each
-$1/2 Nabisco Crackers MQ
-$3.59 X 2 Club Card Savings WYB 4 Coke Product 12-packs
Final Price: FREE plus $1 moneymaker

(2) 7UP 2-liter, $1.99 each
-$1.11/1 X 2 Club Card Savings
-$1/1 X 2 7UP 2-liter
Final Price: FREE plus 24 cent moneymaker

(1) Cascade Action Pak, $5.79 each
-$1.30/1 Club Card Savings
-.50/1 Safeway SuperCoupon (found in Safeway Ad)
-$1/1 Cascade Action Pak from home mailer
-.50/1 Cascade PGeSaver e-coupon
Final Price: $2.49 each

(2) GoGurt Yogurt, $2.99 each
-.99/1 X 2 Club Card Savings
-$1/2 GoGurt MQ from home mailer
Final Price: $1.50 each (not the best price but my daughter wanted yogurt)

(1) Fiber One Yogurt, $2.50 each
-.50/1 Club Card Savings
-$1/1 X 2 Shortcuts e-coupons
-.50/1 Fiber One MQ, doubled
Final Price: FREE plus $1 moneymaker

My total before coupons and club card savings was $85.69. My total after was $28.07. That is a savings of 67%. Not my best percentage but I will definitely take it! Plus the Bulls Eye BBQ sauce and Kraft Mac and Cheese will go towards the Kraft Rebate that I am working on. Spend $30 on select Kraft products and receive a $10 rebate.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Harris Teeter and my Ebates check!

Today is the last day of the Harris Teeter sale. They have applesauce cups and cheese on sale - my kids two favorite we ran over to pick up a few items. Sorry about the lack of pictures. When we moved, we somehow misplaced the charger for our camera. I hope I can find it soon though because my daughter graduates from preschool next week and I would really like some pictures!

(2) 10-packs of Sorrento Cheese Sticks, $4.99 each
-$1.30 X 2 VIC Savings
-$3/2 Sorrento Cheese MQ 5/2 SS
Final Price: $2.19 each plus there was a $5 peelie rebate on the package WYB 2. After rebate 62 cent money maker!

(2) White Applesauce 6-pack, $2.35 each
-$2.35 BOGO VIC Savings
Final Price: $1.17 each

(2) Old Orchard Apple Juice, $3.29 each
-$1.30 X 2 VIC Savings
-.50/1 X 2 Old Orchard Juice MQ printable, doubled
Final Price: 99 cents each :)

My total before was $21.58. After coupons, discounts, and rebates; my total was $4.03!!! That is a savings of 81%!

I also received my Ebates Big Fat Check today. Remember when I told you about my Old Navy jeans deal? My Big Fat Check of $13.54 included that purchase. What I find so exciting about this check is the fact that I was PAID to shop online. I was going to make the purchase regardless. By ordering through the Ebates site, I earned FREE money. If you are interested in earning money through Ebates while shopping online, go here to sign up.

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Safeway Trip 5.16.10

I had a great trip to Safeway this morning. :) My main reason for going was the ground beef on sale for $1.59 per pound. We only have 5 meals worth of beef left in our freezer and that makes me nervous! I don't want to have to pay full price - the horrors! I also grabbed a few other deals while I was there.

(1) Delmonte Fruit Chillers, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 Delmonte Fruit Chillers 4/18 RP
-$1/1 Safeway e-coupon
Final Price: 50 cents

(2) Wacky Mac Pasta, on sale $1 each
-.50/1 X 2 Wacky Mac printable, doubled
Final Price: FREE

(2) Cap'n Crunch Cereal, on sale $2 each
(2) Ouaker Granola Bars, on sale $2.50 each
-$4 "Buy 4 Save 4" Safeway promo
-$1/2 Quaker Granola Bars 5/2 RP
-.50/1 X 2 Cap'n Crunch printable, doubled
Final Price: $2 for all four or 50 cents each!

(1) Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale 2-liter, on sale 88 cents
-.55/1 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: 33 cents :)

Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream, on sale $2.29
No coupon :(

(2) Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean, on sale $6.99 each
-$5/1 X 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean 5/2 SS
Final Price: $1.99 each plus two $3 OYNO coupons for buying 2 :)

3.66 pounds of ground beef, $5.82

Total before coupons and store discounts: $59.70
Total after coupons and store discounts: $16.03

That is a savings of 75%!!! Then I did a second transaction and purchased 4.1 pounds of ground beef for $6.52. I used the (2) $3 OYNO from the Scrubbing Bubbles deal. The total was 68 cents! I saved 97% after sales and coupons. Plus it gets even better. I have a $6 rebate WYB $10 worth of ground beef. After coupons, discounts, sales, and rebates, I will have paid $10.71 for $76.22 worth of food and cleaning supplies! That is a savings of 86%!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Heart Safeway

The kids and I went to Safeway on Saturday night to grab some deals. I couldn't pass up 49 cent lunch meat! I just wish I had printed more Oscar Mayer coupons last week so I could get more! Here are some of the highlights:

(2) Oscar Mayer DeliFresh Honey Ham, $4.29 each
-$1.80 X 2 Safeway SuperCoupon (this brought them to $2.49 each)
-$2/1 X 2 printable MQ from FaceBook (no longer available)
Final Price: 49 cents each :)

Wesson Canola Oil, $2.49 each on sale
-$1/1 X 2 Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: 49 cents!

The "Buy 5 Get $5 off" juice sale was in full effect so I used the opportunity to get some juice boxes on the cheap for soccer next week. It's our turn to bring snack.

Bought the following:
(1) Welch's Grape Juice, $2.99 each
(1) Mott's Apple Juice, $2.49 each
(2) CapriSun, $2.49 each
(1) CapriSun Sunrise, $2.49 each
Total Before Discounts: $12.95

Then the discounts start to come off....woo hoo!
-$5 for the "Buy 5 Get 5" Sale
-.55/1 Mott's Apple Juice Safeway e-coupon
-$1/1 Welch's Grape Juice Safeway e-coupon
-$1/1 Welch's printable MQ
-$1/2 CapriSun from home mailer
-$1/1 CapriSun Sunrise 4/25 SS
Total after Q's/Discounts: $3.40 or 68 cents each!

It was a very successful trip to Safeway. The total was $75 before discounts and coupons. After was $18! I saved 76%. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm back!!!!

Sorry about the blogging hiatis. My life has been more than busy the last few weeks. We moved this past weekend. We love our new place! But we moved from a 4th floor apartment so it was quite an adventure. We are so thankful for all the friends and family who helped us move.....couldn't have done it without you! We were moved in by Sunday and then Monday I was hit with some sort of body ache/chills/fever flu. Not so much fun. :( I am on the mend but still moving slowly. I didn't do any deal shopping last week but I managed to hit the last day of HT Triples yesterday. My hubbie drove me over and I picked up two things. Here's how I did:

(2) Old Orchard Apple Juice, on sale $1.99 each
-.50/1 X 2 MQ printable, tripled
Final Price: 49 cents each!

(4) Old El Paso Burrito Tortillas, on sale $1.25 each
-.60/2 X 2 MQ printable, tripled
Final Price: 35 cents each :)

I also received a catalina OYNO for $1 off chicken or beef. Total before coupons and VIC savings was $16.78. Total after $2.38!!! That is a savings of 86%!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Giant and Safeway Deals - My Mom is the Best Edition

My mom came over this morning to watch my kiddies while I went deal shopping. Thanks Mom! You are the best! First stop was Giant to score some cereal and juice boxes on the cheap. :)

Giant is running a promo on General Mills Cereal. Buy 6 General Mills cereals and get $10 off instantly. They are also offering 2 OYNO milk catalinas when you buy 6 General Mills cereals. Awesome! Here is what I did:


(1) Cinnamon Toast Crunch, $3.39 each
(1) Corn Chex, $3.49 each
(1) Kix, $3.59 each
(2) Honey Nut Cheerios, $3.59 each
(1) Lucky Charms, $3.59 each

Total: $21.24

Coupons Used:
-.75/1 X 2 Honey Nut Cheerios (found these coupons in my Ziploc sandwich bag boxes), doubled
-.75/1 Kix MQ printable, doubled
-.55/1 Lucky Charms MQ printable, doubled
-$1/2 Various GM Cereals MQ printable
-$10 WYB 6 GM Cereals store discount

Total after coupons and discount: $4.64!!!

Plus I received 2 OYNO catalinas for up to $4.50 on a gallon of milk! Woo hoo! While I was at Giant, I also got two 8-packs of Apple & Eve Fruitable juice boxes for 50 cents each. :)

Next stop was Safeway....can I just tell you how much I love e-coupons? Combining e-coupons, paper coupons, sales and promotions can score you cheap and free stuff. Here's how I did:

(4) Betty Crocker Potatoes, 99 cents each WYB 4
-.25/1 X 3 Betty Crocker Potatoes 3/28 SS (there are also some printables out there but I have reached my print limit)
-.40/1 X 2 Shortcuts e-coupons
-.40/1 X 2 Cellfire e-coupons
Final Price: 86 cents for all 4 or 22 cents each!

(2) Lays Kettle Chips, on sale $2.49 each
-$3.29 BOGO MQ printable (coupon automatically took off the non-sale price....who am I to argue?)
Final Price: $1.69 for 2!

7-Up 2 liter, on sale 69 cents each
-.55/1 7Up 2-liter Safeway e-coupon (click "load to card" on the left and login)
Final Price: 14 cents :)

(3) Kraft Singles, $2.99 each
(2) Kraft Cheese Blocks, $2.99 each
-$5 Safeway Store Discount WYB 5 Kraft Cheese products
-$1/1 X 3 Kraft Singles from Safeway "Make it Tonight" booklet (found in the store)
-$1/2 Kraft Block or Shredded Cheese Blinkie (found it at Harris Teeter)
Final Price: $5.95 for all 5 or $1.19 each

(2) Windex Multi-Surface Cleaners, $3.50 each
(2) Windex, $3.50 each
-$6.04 Safeway Store Discount WYB 4
-$1/1 X 2 Windex Multi-Surface MQ printable
-$1/1 X 2 Any Windex MQ printable (no longer available)
-$1/1 Safeway e-coupon
Total: $2.96 for 4 plus I received (2) $2 OYNO for buying 4 - looks like Safeway paid me $1.04 to bring home 4 Windex products :)

(2) Ball Park Angus Beef Franks, on sale $2.50 each
-.75/1 X 2 Ball Park Angus MQ printable, doubled (no longer available)
Final Price: $1 each

My total before coupons and sales was $73.15. Total after $14.57!! That's a savings of 80%!! I'll take it. :) Plus I still have $4 in OYNO to use next week.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Buy One Get One Free Classico Sauce

Make your way over to as soon as you can today! There is a coupon for Buy One Classico White Sauce Get One Classico Red Sauce for FREE! Hurry....not sure how long it will last.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Great Deals I Found this Week

Rather than post all my grocery trips from this week, I thought I would highlight some of the great deals that I found.

At Target, Delmonte canned veggies were on sale for 50 cents each. We eat mostly frozen veggies with the exception of green beans. We ate our last can this week so it was the perfect time to stock up.

Bought (8) cans of Delmonte Green Beans, 50 cents each
Used (2) $1/4 printable MQ (no longer available)
Final Price: 25 cents each :)

Eight cans will last us a few months since we usually only eat green beans every other week. Target also had the Stouffer's Toasted Subs on sale for $2.50 each. I had an opportunity to stack coupons to get them for cheap!

Bought (2) Stouffer's Frozen Toasted Subs, $2.50 each
Used (2) $1.50/1 Stouffer's Toasted Sub printable MQ from FaceBook (become a fan and click on the News tab)
Used (1) $1/2 Stouffer's Entrees from a Target Mailer
Final Price: 50 cents each!

Safeway is having a Buy 5, Get $5 off promotion until Tuesday. There are several different items included in the promotion....Nature Valley granola bars, Pop Tarts, Quaker Oatmeal, and various different cereals. You can read about the included products in the Safeway Ad. My husband likes healthier cereals and he was almost out. So I decided to get him cereal and surprise the kids with PopTarts (I haven't bought them in a long time and I knew they would be excited!).

Bought (3) PopTarts, $2.00 each
Bought (2) Crispix, $3.00 each
Used (1) $1.25/3 Poptarts MQ 3/28 RP
Used (1) $1.50/2 Crispix MQ 3/28 RP
Minus $5 for Buy 5 promotion
Final Price: $4.25 for all 5 or 85 cents each!

Plus Safeway had red grapes on sale for $1.99 per pound. I had a coupon for $1 off fresh produce WYB Kellogg's cereal. So I bought a few pounds and used the $1 off coupon. :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Giant Trip #2

The kids asked to go to the playground tonight. The playground we went to was right around the corner from Giant so I decided to stop by and pick up milk with my FREE milk catalina. Which by the way was perfect timing because we were almost out of milk. While we were there, I picked up a few other things. I only paid $1.88 for everything in the picture!

(1) 12-pack of Coke - $5.69 each
(2) 4-packs of Dole Fruit Bowls - $2.00 each
(2) Gatorades (my little helpers were thirsty from the playground) - $1.25 each
(1) Gallon of Milk - $2.99 each

Coupons used:
-$5.69 FREE 12-pack of Coke MQ from
-$2.00 X 2 FREE 4-pack of Dole Fruit Bowls from this rebate
-$2.99 FREE Milk Catalina
-$1/2 G2 Gatorade MQ

Total Before Coupons: $17.16
Total After Coupons: $1.88 :)

Plus I received a catalina for a FREE Dole Fruit Crisp. That was a surprise! I think it was triggered because I purchased 2 Dole Fruit Bowls.

Giant Deals!

Giant has Kellogg's Cereal on sale this week 4 boxes for $6. The sale includes Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, and select others. I still had a $7 OYNO catalina left over from a deal a couple of weeks ago so I decided to head over and see what I could get for free/cheap. Here's how I did:

(4) Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal - $3 each
(2) White House Apple Sauce 6-packs - $2 each

-$6 Store Discount for buying 4 boxes of cereal
-$1.50/2 x 2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies 3/28 RP
-$7 OYNO Catalina

Total Before Coupons: $16.25
Total After Coupons: 8 cents!!!

4 boxes of cereal and 2 6-packs of apple sauce for 8 cents! Woo hoo! Plus I received a catalina for a FREE gallon of milk for buying 4 Kellogg's cereals!!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Seventh Generation Rebate

Our family is preparing for our move next month so I have been on the look out for cleaning products. I was so excited to find a rebate for Seventh Generation products! You will receive $5 back by mail on the purchase of three (3) Seventh Gernation products (excluding single roll paper). Purchases must be made between 3/15/10 and 6/30/10.

So I headed over to Target this morning and worked a deal. :)

Purchased (1) Disinfecting Wipes - $2.99
Purchased (1) Disinfecting Spray - $2.99
Purchased (1) Multipurpose Cleaner - $2.79

Used $1/1 Seventh Generation Product printable
Used $2/2 Seventh Generation Product printable
Used (3) $1/1 Seventh Generation Target printable (you will need 3 computers to get 3 copies of this coupon)

Total after coupons: $2.77

After I mail away for the $5 rebate, I will have 3 cleaning products for FREE and made $2.23!!! Now that is how you work a deal!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Olay Rebate!

You just got to love Olay! They have another rebate out! This time the rebate is for Olay Quench body lotion. Purchase any Olay Quench body lotion (excluding travel size) and receive a full rebate by mail. Purchase must to made by April 16, 2010 and postmarked by April 30, 2010.

To sweeten this deal and make it a moneymaker, use the $1 off Olay Quench body lotion coupon from the 3/7 P&G Sunday coupon insert. Remember manufacturers usually reimburse you for the amount before coupons. Nothing better than free lotion and making a dollar. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Harris Teeter Triples - Only spent $25 on $127 worth of groceries!

I would definitely say that Harris Teeter Triple coupon week has been a success for me. :) Harris Teeter will triple 20 coupons a day. Coupons 99 cents and under triple. Tuesday is the last day of triple coupons. Here's what I got!

(1) Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, $1.34 each
-.50/1 Lysol Toliet Cleaner SS 3/14, tripled
Final Price: FREE

(2) Ziploc Sandwich Bags, $2.49 each
-.55/1 X 2 Ziploc Bags SS 2/21, tripled
Final Price: 84 cents each

(1) Ortega Chopped Green Chiles, $1.55 each
(1) Ortega Taco Sauce, $2.29 each
-.75/2 Ortega Products, tripled
Final Price: 80 cents each

(1) Frank's Hot Sauce, $2.00 each
-.50/1 Frank's Hot Sauce SS 3/7, tripled
Final Price: 50 cents each (this was the big bottle, the smaller bottle would have been free but they were sold out!)

(1) Hellman's Mayo, $1.74 BOGO
-.75/1 MQ from home mailer, tripled
Final Price: FREE

(2) Texas Toast Croutons, $1.85 each
-.50/1 X 2 Texas Toast Croutons SS 3/21, tripled
Final Price: 30 cents each

(1) RiceSelect Basmati Rice, $3.59 each
-$2.50/1 RiceSelect Product MQ
Final Price: $1.09 each

(2) Old Orchard Apple Juice, $1.99 each
-.50/1 X 2 Old Orchard printable (no longer available), tripled
Final Price: 49 cents each!

Keebler Crust, $1.50 each
-.25/1 Keebler Crust MQ, tripled
Final Price: 75 cents

Angus Chuck Roast, $5.60 BOGO

Angus New York Strip Steak, $4.83 (marked down 50% for quick sale)

(2) 2 lb bag of 21/30 count Shrimp, $12.99 each BOGO

(1) Mrs. Smith's Peach Cobbler, $3.49 each
-.75/1 Mrs. Smith's dessert, tripled
Final Price: $1.24 each!

(2) Tropicana Orange Juice, $2.79 each
-$2.79 BOGO printable (only available to Juicy Rewards members)
Final Price: $1.40 each

(3) Stonyfield Farm Yogurt, 50 cents each
-.50/3 Stonyfield Farm Yogurt printable, tripled
Final Price: FREE

(2) Coffeemate Creamer, $2.29 each
-.75/1 X 2 Coffeemate Creamer (no longer available), tripled
Final Price: 4 cents each!

-$15 when you spend $50 Harris Teeter coupon

Total Before Coupons and Sales: $127.65
Total After Coupons and Sales: $34.53

I will also use this receipt to mail away for a Miller Lite Rebate - spend $30 on meat, seafood, and prepared foods and receive $10 via mail in rebate. So after rebate, coupons, and sales - my total is $24.53!!!!!!! That is a savings of 81%!!!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Harris Teeter 3.20.10

I went over to Harris Teeter this morning to check out the deals. Sorry no picture because my computer won't load them for some reason. :( When my IT guy gets home from work, I will ask him to add it. Here is what I ended up with...

(1) Kool-Aid Jammers, $2.00 each

(1) Breyers Yogurt Inspirations, $2.50 each
-$2.50 FREE item catalina from my last HT trip
Final Price: FREE

(1) Yo-Crunch Yogurt 4-pack, $2.50 each
-.75/1 Yo-Crunch MQ, doubled
Final Price: $1 each

(2) Classico Spaghetti Sauce, $2.09 BOGO
Final Price: $1.04 each

(2) Classico Alfredo Sauce, $2.09 BOGO
Final Price: $1.04 each

(2) Ground Beef, $1.78 and $1.81 (on sales for $1.47 per lb)
-1.50 X 2 Ground Beef MQ WYB 2 Classico Sauces
Final Price: 59 cents for 2 packages of ground beef!

(2) Mission 20-pack Fajita Tortillas, $1.50 each
-.75/1 X 2 Mission Tortillas printable
Final Price: FREE

(2) Dole 4-pack fruit bowls, $1.67 each
-.50/2 Dole Fruit Bowls MQ, doubled
Final Price: $1.17 each

(2) Delmonte Orchard Selects fruit jars, $3.49 each
-$3.49 BOGO Orchard Selects VocalPoint Q
-$1/1 Orchard Selects VocalPoint Q
Final Price: $1.25 each

Total Before Sales and Coupons: $43.38
Total After Sales and Coupons: $15.31 (Savings of 65%)

I had tried to use (2) $1/2 Classico Sauce printables but the manager wouldn't let me. She said that the $1.50 off ground beef coupons applied to the Classico Sauce as well. I tried to explain that the coupon clearly stated that it was $1.50 off ground beef when you buy Classico sauce so the coupon applied to the ground beef. She didn't except that and I didn't feel like fighting over $2. Oh well....I still had a great trip!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I made $6.99 at Staples!

We went out with the kids tonight to do a little deal shopping after we hit the playground. First stop was Staples to use up my Staples Rewards certificates. I have $36.00 in rewards from recycling my ink cartridges. You get $3 per cartridge and you can recycle up to 10 cartridges a month. At the end of the month, they email you your reward. I have $18 in rewards from February and $18 from March. Staples paid me to bring home the following stuff. :)

2 Gourmet Lollipops, $1
1 XL Cyan Ink Cartridge, $14.99
1 XL Magenta Ink Cartridge, $14.99
1 Ream of 50% Recycled Paper, $8.99
-$6.01 (15% off your total order coupon)
-$18.00 February Staples Reward
-$18.00 March Staples Reward
Total Due: NOTHING! Completely FREE!

My total was actually less than my coupons so I received back a $2.04 Staples Reward to use on my next purchase. And here is the best part - there was a rebate for the ream of paper. So I can submit for the $6.99 rebate! Staples just paid me $6.99 plus I paid nothing for all my wonderful office supplies. :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Michele's Mailbox

Sorry about the gap in posting. Last week was crazy busy and I didn't have the energy. :) Plus we didn't really shop. The freezer and pantry are still pretty full. We only bought fresh fruits and veggies. I've already received some awesome stuff in my mailbox this week. I hope you did too! Samples, rebates, and a gift pack. Woo hoo!

*$10 check from Coors Light - printable rebate I told you about in January

*$10 check from MGD64 (this was for buying produce and chicken - no beer purchase required so I was reimbursed for groceries I would already buy. Me likey that!)

*$7.50 check from Coors Light - this was the other printable that was available last month

*Sample of Axe Body Wash from Wal-mart for my hubbie :)

*$29 of coupons from Target! Remember you can stack a Target coupon and a Manufacturer's coupon on the same product

*Glade gift pack from Right at Home including a full size Glade plugins scented gel warmer AND a pack of 3 refills PLUS a BOGO coupon and a $1 off Glade coupon. You can join Right at Home too! It is FREE and they offer great printable coupons and gift packs all the time. :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Michele's Mailbox this week

**not pictured $3 MIR from Sam Adams

It was a great week in my mailbox! I received tons of coupons and $27 worth of mail in rebates!

*$20 MIR from Diageo - received a $20 rebate when you purchase $50 of groceries - no beer purchase required :) (Geez how easy is this one? You grocery shop and mail your receipt and rebate form. Anyone can do that!)

*$4 MIR from Sam Adams WYB Meat

*$3 MIR from Sam Adams WYB a gift card

*FREE 12-pack of Coke coupon from My Coke Rewards

*$1 coupon on chicken, beef, or produce - found this one in the produce section. You had to purchase two Wishbone dressings and then mail away for the coupon. I believe I was able to get the Wishbone dressing for free after coupon. So I made a $1 on that deal!

*$15 in coupons from Proctor and Gamble (coupons for products like Dawn, Cascade, Bounty and Gain)

*$10 in coupons from Betty Crocker

*$17 in coupons from ConAgra (coupons for products like Manwich, Hunt's, Egg Beaters, and Kid Cuisine)

Coupons and rebates rock! Love checking my mailbox every day :)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Favorite Deals this Week

I didn't do much shopping this week because my pantry and freezer are both full and well let's face it - exploding. We need to use up what we have before we hit any expiration dates. So I am trying a semi-pantry challenge for the next two weeks. We are basically eating from our freezer and pantry except we will buy fresh produce, milk, cheese and bread as needed. I also bought a few things that were FREE or really cheap. :) So hard to pass up those deals! Here are a few of my favs this week:

Goldfish are on sale at Safeway until 3/2/10 for $1.75. Use this .75/1 printable to get them for 25 cents each!

Fiber One Yogurt is on sale at Harris Teeter BOGO for $1.47 each. Use this .75/1 printable to get it for FREE!

Jimmy Dean Bacon and Sausage are $1.99 at Safeway through Sunday (2/28/10). Become a fan of Jimmy Dean Sausage on FaceBook and print $1 off any one Jimmy Dean product from the coupon tab. Pair the coupon with the sale, you can get bacon or sausage for 99 cents each! Stock up and freeze it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free Nabisco Cookies on March 1st

Become a fan of Nabisco Cookies on FaceBook. On March 1st return to their page to find out how you can get a FREE package of cookies when you buy milk. Woo hoo for free cookies!

25% off Ruby Tuesday Coupon

Ruby Tuesday's Restaurant is offering a fantastic coupon right now. Head over here to print out a coupon for 25% off your check. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Michele's Mailbox

All this stuff came in the mail this week and it's only Tuesday! So far I have received the following....

*My Staples Rewards gift certificate for $26.70. The majority of this reward was from a deal at Staples in December where you purchased up to two 20-packs of Duracell batteries for $12.99 each. Then you received a Staples Reward for the full amount...making them FREE! I am so thankful for this reward because I recently broke the memory card for our camera. This will pay for a new one and I can probably still get a pack of printer paper too! Because you know I need paper to print my coupons. :)

*A $25 Target Gift Card! This is a reward from MyPoints. If you haven't heard of MyPoints, you earn points by shopping through their site, reading emails, and completing surveys. I just read the emails and complete surveys. Once you have enough points, you can cash them in for gift cards. If you are interested in signing up with MyPoints, let me know and I can send you a referral email.:) It's FREE!!!

*Coupons for FREE Oreo Cakesters and a $1 off Oreo Cakesters. These coupons came from Kraft First Taste. This is a Kraft site you can join to give feedback on their products. I have received coupons for many products including Digiorno Pizza, Wheat Thins, and Easy Mac. Most of their coupons are either for FREE products or are high value.

*Two coupons for $1 off Gorton's Seafood. I sent an email to Gorton's because one of the boxes of fish filets we purchased was short a filet. Gorton's was nice enough to send me some coupons for my trouble. :)

*My first Big Fat Check from Ebates for $14.92! Shop at tons of different stores like Old Navy, Target, Gap, Staples....the list goes on and on! My recent deal at scored me some cash toward my next Big Fat Check. Woo hoo! When you shop through Ebates you earn a percent of your order back. These amounts acrue in your amount and are paid out quarterly. My check is for purchases made between October 1 and December 31 and was paid out on February 15.

I just love checking the mail! Don't you?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Harris Teeter - Super Doubles

Harris Teeter is running Super Doubles this week until Tuesday. They will double coupons up to $1.98. Limit of 20 coupons per day. There was also a sale on Gorton's Seafood and Seapak Shrimp that I wanted to take advantage of to stock up my freezer (which by the way is busting at the seams - don't have much room left!)

(2) Old Orchard Apple Juice, $1.99 each
-.50/1 X 2 Old Orchard printable, doubled
Final Price: 99 cents each

1 loaf of bread, $1.99 on sale

(2) Seapak Shrimp Poppers, $8.45 BOGO
-$1/1 X 2 Seapak MQ, doubled
Final Price: $2.23 each

(2) Gorton's Potato Crunch Fish Fillets, $5.49 BOGO
-$1/2 Gortons printable, doubled
Final Price: $1.75 each

Activia Yogurt, $2.50 each
-$1/1 Activia MQ, doubled
Final Price: 50 cents

My total before sales and coupons was $40.64. My total after was $12.97 PLUS I can mail away for the Budlight Lime $6 rebate WYB $10 of fresh or frozen seafood. Awesome shopping day!

Safeway - $115 worth of groceries for $28 bucks!

**not pictured 3 six packs of Coke.

I had another great Safeway trip this morning even though a couple of things didn't work out. They wouldn't take a Safeway coupon for the coke with a Safeway SuperCoupon. No problem...I like to follow the coupon rules. I just wasn't aware of this one so I learned something new today. :) I also had an e-coupon not problem. Still had a great shopping trip! Here is how I did:

(10) Assorted Rice-a-roni and Pasta Roni, 75 cents each
-$1/3 X 2 Rice-a-roni/Pasta Roni MQ (I only had 2 Q's but you could use 3 if you have it)
-$3/10 Rice-a-roni/Pasta Roni Safeway Q from "Make it Tonight" booklet
Final Price: 25 cents each

(1) Lucky Charms Cereal, $2.00 each
-$1/1 Lucky Charms Printable
-.55/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.55/1 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: FREE plus 10 cents overage!

(2) Post Raisin Bran Cereal, $2.50 each
-$2/1 Raisin Bran printable MQ (no longer available)
Final Price: 50 cents each

(2) Nature Valley Granola Bars, $2.99 each (I messed up here - bought the wrong ones!)
-.40/1 X 2 Nature Valley printable MQ, doubled
-.40/1 X 2 Cellfire e-coupon
-.40/1 X 2 Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: 1.39 each - UGH! I usually get these for FREE. :(

(2) Progresso Soups, $1 each
-.75/2 Safeway Q from "Make it Tonight" Booklet
-.50/2 MQ, doubled
-.50/1 e-coupon
Total: FREE plus 25 cents overage!

(2) Nabisco Macaroni and Cheese Crackers, 99 cents each
(1) Nabisco Saltine Crackers, $1.29 each
-$2/2 Nabisco Crackers printable
-$1/1 Nabisco Cracker MQ
Total: 9 cents each!

(3) 6-pack Coke, $3 each
-$2/2 Coke Safeway Q
Total: $2.33 each

(2) Campbell's Select Harvest soup, $1 each
-$.50/2 Campbell's MQ
Final Price: 50 cents each

(2) Campbell's Tomato Soup, .50 each
(2) Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, .50 each
-$1/4 Campbell's Condensed Soup printable
Final Price: 25 cents each

(2) Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls, $2.49 each
(2) Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $2.49 each
(2) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, $2.49 each
-$2.40 in Various e-coupons (a couple of my e-coupons didn't come off - this should have been more)
-.95/1 X 4 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, doubled
-.50/1 X 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, doubled
-$2 OYNO from last Pillsbury Deal
Final Price: 16 cents each PLUS $4 OYNO!

(2) Green Giant Boxed Frozen Veggies, $1.69 each
-.50/2 X 2 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.50/2 X 2 Cellfire e-coupon
-.50/2 Green Giant Veggies printable, doubled
Final Price: 19 cents each

(2) Kraft Cheese Singles, $4.99 each
-$3.50/1 X 2 Safeway SuperCoupon
Final Price: $1.49 each

4-pack Fiber One Yogurt, $2.50 each
-$1/1 X 2 Fiber One Shortcuts e-coupon
-$1/1 Fiber One Cellfire e-coupon
-.50/1 Fiber One MQ, doubled
Final Price: FREE plus $1.50 overage!

(2) Smithfield Bacon, $2.99 each
-.55/1 X 3 Smithfield Bacon MQ, doubled
Final Price: $1.89 each

(2) 1 pound containers of strawberries, $1.99 each

My total before sales and coupons was $115. My total after was $28.30! Plus I can now mail away for the $20 Kraft Back to School Rebate!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Awesome Target Deal!

I went over to Target on my lunch break yesterday to pick up Valentine's Day treats for the hubs and kiddies. While I was there, I thought I would take advantage of a great deal on razors. Target has Venus Embrace razors on sale for $6.99 this week and when you buy 2, you get a $5 gift card. Great deal but when paired with coupons and rebates you get a money making deal. :) Here's the rundown...

Buy the following:
(2) Venus Embrace Razors for $6.99 each
(2) Olay Body Wash for $5.49 each

Use the following Q's:
(2) $2/1 Venus Embrace MQ from PG 2/7 insert
(2) Buy Venus Embrace Get a FREE Olay Body Wash MQ from PG 2/7 insert

Total: $9.98
PLUS you receive a $5 Target gift card

Then in a seperate transaction I purchased another Olay Body Wash for $5.49. I used a $1/1 Olay Body Wash Q and paid the $4.76 balance with my $5 gift card. No out of pocket. :)

Now I am going to take my receipts and mail away for the new Olay rebate. Buy (3) Olay Facial Mosturizers, Facial Treatments, Facial Cleansers, Hand & Body Lotions, Body Washes, or 6+ Bar Soap Packs and receive $15 via mail in rebate. Purchase must be made between 2/12/10 and 3/12/10. Funny thing about this all? I didn't even know about the rebate until AFTER I did the deal. Talk about lucky. :)

As you can see, I paid $0 out of pocket for the body wash and I will be receiving $15 by mail-in rebate. $15 MONEY MAKER! Wondering how I will get $15 bucks when I paid nothing out of pocket? Manufacturers generally calculate rebates by the price of the product BEFORE coupons. So using coupons, sales, and gift card deals just got me 3 FREE body washes AND $15. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Harris Teeter 1.13.10

Next stop - Harris Teeter. They had White House apple sauce cups BOGO and we love some apple sauce. :) Here is how I did:

(4) White House Apple Sauce 6-pack, $1.12 each BOGO
No Coupon :(

(2) Dole Pineapple, .67 cents each
-.55/2 Dole Pineapple MQ, doubled
Final Price: 12 cents each

(2) Mueller's Spaghetti, $1.00 each
-.23 e-VIC savings (makes one 77 cents)
-.55/2 Mueller's Pasta MQ, doubled
Final Price: 34 cents each

(2) Cole's Garlic Bread, $1 each BOGO
-.50/1 Cole's product printable MQ
Final Price: FREE

(1) Activia Yogurt, $2.00 each
-$1/1 Activia Yogurt MQ
Final Price: $1 each

(1) Danonino Yogurt, $2.00 each
-$1 e-VIC savings
-$1/1 Danonion MQ
Final Price: FREE :)

Total before sales and coupons was $23.34. Total after sales, e-VIC savings and coupons was $6.67. Savings of 71%! I think that is pretty darn good considering that I didn't even have a coupon for the applesauce.

Safeway Shopping 1.13.10

After a week of no deal shopping, I was able to run out this morning and hit the stores while hubs watched the kids. First stop was Safeway. Excuse the overload of cookies, chocolate chips, and cookie mixes. They were all FREE so how can you blame me? We are already fully stocked on fruit, cheese, vegetables, and meat thanks to my hubbie's produce skills and my deep freezer so all I need to concentrate on is the fabulous deals. :)

(4) Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes, .99 each
-.40/1 X 4 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix MQ, doubled
-.40/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.40/1 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: FREE plus 4 cents overage!

(2) Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chips, $1.99 each
-.75/1 X 2 Tollhouse Chips printable MQ, doubled
-.50/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.50/1 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: FREE plus 2 cents overage!

(2) Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal, $1.88 each
-1.50/2 Kellogg's Raisin Bran printable MQ
Final Price: $1.13 each

Ritz Crackers, $2.50 each
-$1/1 Ritz Crackers printable MQ
-$1/1 Nabisco Crackers Safeway Q
Final Price: 50 cents!

Golden Double Stuf Oreos, $3.99 each
-$3.99 FREE item coupon from Facebook promotion
Total: FREE!

Double Stuf Cakester Oreos, $3.29 each
-$3.29 FREE item coupon WYB Oreos (Thanks, Lisa!)
Total: FREE!

(2) Pam Cooking Spray, $2.99 each
-$1/2 Pam Spray MQ
-.50/1 Safeway e-coupon
Final Price: $2.24 each

(4) Capri-Sun Juice Bags, $1.79 each
-$1/2 X 2 Capri-Sun printable MQ
Final Price: $1.29 each

(4) Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, $2.49 each
-.95/1 X 4 printable MQ, doubled
-$1/2 Pillsbury Safeway Q
-.40/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
-$1/2 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.40/1 Cellfire e-coupon
-$1/2 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: FREE plus $1.44 overage and $2 OYNO for buying 4 :)

(2) Yoplait Trix Yogurt, $2.00 each
-.80/2 Yoplait Trix Yogurt printable MQ, doubled
-.80/2 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.80/2 Cellfire e-coupon
Final Price: 40 cents each!

My total before sales and coupons was $66.88. Total after sales and coupons was $11.96. That is a savings of 83%!!!!! Plus I received a $2 OYNO for buying 4 Pillsbury products. The Capri-Sun, Oreos, Oreo Cakesters, and Ritz Crackers will go towards the $20 Kraft Back-to-School Rebate that I am working on. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kellogg's Printables

There are some great high value Kellogg's printable coupons out there right now. Head over here and print them as soon as possible! Who knows how long they will last!

$1.50/2 Kellogg's Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Cocoa Krispies, Froot Loops, and/or Frosted Flakes

$1/1 Kellogg's Special K Granola, Raisin Bran Extra, or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites

$1.50/2 Kellogg's All Bran, Crispix, Rice Crispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Corn Flakes and/or Raisin Bran

$2/2 Kellogg's Special K Granola, Raisin Bran Extra, or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Favorite Printables

.75/1 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crakers (FREE after doubled coupon at Harris Teeter until Tuesday)

.75/1 Frosted, Fruity, Apple Cinnamon or Banana Nut Cheerios (combine this with Safeway $4 for 6 General Mills Sale for 4 FREE boxes of cereal)

.75/1 Multigrain Cheerios

.55/1 Smithfield Bacon (I'm on the lookout for a sale on bacon - we are down to our last package in the freezer.)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Safeway Deals

We are predicted to get 20-30 inches of snow in our area. Huge storm! My work let us out early so we could get home before the major weather started. I decided to stop by Safeway on my way home to grab a couple of deals. One of the deals I wanted was only from 2/5-2/7 and I didn't want to chance not being able to run out again to grab it.

Here's the breakdown:

(2) Trix Cereal and (2) Fruity Cheerios Cereal, $2.50 each
-$4 Instant Savings WYB 4 boxes
-$1/1 X 2 Trix printable
-.75/1 X 2 Cheerios printable, doubled
-.55/1 Trix Shortcuts e-coupon
Final Price: 45 cents for 4 boxes!!!!

(2) Johnsonville Brats and (2) Johnsonville Italian Sausage, $3.49 each
-$4 Safeway SuperCoupon (in Safeway ad - brings price to $2.49 each)
-.55/1 X 2 Johnsonville Brats printable, doubled (no longer available)
-.55/1 X 2 Johnsonville Italian Sausage printable, doubled (no longer available)
Final Price: $1.39 each!

(2) Freschetta 4-Cheese Pizzas and (1) Digiorno Pepperoni Pizza, $5.99 each
-$6 Instant Savings WYB 3
-$1/1 X 2 Freschetta printable
-$1/1 Digiorno MQ
Final Price: $2.99 each

My total before sales and coupons was $52.89. Total after $15.59, which is a savings of 72%! I was happy to get a good deal on frozen pizza. We rarely buy it, but a frozen pizza is great to have in the freezer on those nights you are just plain tired and tempted to order takeout. You can throw the pizza in the oven and toss together a garden salad instead of eating out and that saves big bucks. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Free Eggs!

Become a fan on FaceBook of the Incredible Edible Egg and receive a coupon for a FREE dozen eggs when you buy a dozen eggs. Visit their FaceBook page on 2/5 and click on the "Free Eggs" tab to download your coupon. Only the first 30,000 fans to visit their page and download the coupon will receive it.

Cheap SoBe Lifewater at Target

My hubbie loves SoBe Lifewater. It seems to be his new favorite drink so I was excited that I could get it at Target this week for super cheap.

Buy (2) 20 ounce SoBe Lifewaters for $1 each
Use (1) BOGO printable coupon
Stack with (1) .50/1 Target printable

Voila 2 SoBe Lifewaters for 25 cents each! Repeat if you have more coupons! You should be able to print each coupon 2 times per computer. :)

Great Old Navy Deal through Feb 4!

We all know that I love rebates and I especially love it when I can combine coupons, sales, and rebates. Usually I am referring to food, but this time I am talking about Old Navy!

Old Navy has a coupon code out right now, which is good until 2/4. Enter ONSAVEBIG at checkout and receive 15% off your order plus FREE shipping for orders over $50. You don't have to spend $50 to use the code. You will still receive 15% off and Old Navy has a standard shipping rate of $7. Not bad.

To sweeten this deal, sign up at Ebates to receive 20% back on your Old Navy purchase. What is Ebates you ask? It is a website that you shop through to earn cashback on your online purchases. I used Ebates to do my online shopping at Christmas and earned $20 just by shopping through their site. You will receive a $5 bonus for signing up for an Ebates account. Ebates pays out their rebates quarterly. My Christmas shopping was in the 4th quarter (October 1 - December 31) so my check will go out on February 15. Purchases from January 1 - March 31 pay out on May 15. You can choose to receive a check or have the money deposited into your PayPal account. :)

To take advantage of the most savings at Old Navy, follow these steps.

*Go to Ebates and login or sign up for an account.
*Search for Old Navy in the store search box in the upper right hand corner.
*Click on the Shop Now box. It should say "Cashback 20%" next to the Shop Now box.
*This will start a tracking ticket and take you to
*Select the items you would like to purchase.
*When you checkout at Old Navy, type ONSAVEBIG in the coupon code box. This will take off 15% and give you free shipping if your order is over $50.
*The 20% Ebates rebate for your transaction should be credited to your Ebates account within a couple of days. :)

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

ConAgra Foods Rebate

There is currently a rebate out there from ConAgra Foods. Purchase $10 of ConAgra Food products and receive $25 in coupon savings. This includes Chef Boyardee, Hunt's, Kid Cuisine, Peter Pan, and Banquet. For a full list of participating products, please check out this rebate form. Products must be purchased by 3/28/10. Submission must be postmarked by 4/9/10.

I am definitely going to take advantage of this rebate. Banquet chicken nuggets and sausage are always stocked in my freezer and I could definitely use coupons to reduce my cost. Let me ask you this, who couldn't use coupons to reduce their costs? Happy rebating!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Harris Teeter Trip 1.30.10

I made a trip to Harris Teeter this morning to pick up some more Tylenol for my sick baby girl. While I was there, I grabbed a few deals plus a couple of special requests - OJ for baby boy and coffee creamer for the hubs.

1 package of Ribeye Steaks - marked down to $5.45 (needed this for the Stella Artois NBPR rebate - buy $10 of steak and get $6 back)

2 Trans Ocean Crab Meat 14 oz packages - on sale for $3.00
Used (2) $1 off printable MQs
Final Price: $2.00 each

Minute Maid Orange Juice, on sale $2.67 each
No Coupon :(

HT Whipping Cream, on sale $1.57 each
No Coupon :(

2 Organic Valley Cream Cheese, $2.59 each
Used $2/2 from a Mambo Sprouts home mailer
Final Price: $1.59 each

4 Breakstone Sour Cream, on sale 99 cents each
Used (4) .55/1 printable (no longer available - I hope you printed it when I told you about it last week), doubled
Final Price: All 4 FREE!!!!!

Children's Tylenol, $6.25 each
Used $1/1 peelie
Final Price: $5.25 each (but I don't include medicine in my grocery budget)

I also used a $3 OYNO off chicken or beef and a $2 OYNO off any grocery purchase.

Total Before Coupons: $31.10
Total Minus Coupons: $17.70 ($12.45 from grocery budget/$5.25 from medical budget)

Monday, January 25, 2010

$2 off Post Cereal

Go here and register for the Post Natural Advantage Newsletter by clicking "register" in the bottom right hand corner. Post will email you a coupon for $2 off one box of Post Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat or Grapenuts. Combine this coupon with a sale for a possible FREE box of cereal. :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hurry go and print these!

If you have a chance today, head over to and print out the following coupons. They won't last long!

.55/1 Breakstone Sour Cream

$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese

I scored 4 FREE containers Breakstone Sour Cream last month by using a similar coupon. My HT had sour cream on sale for 99 cents and by using a .55/1 coupon that got it for FREE! I am hoping someone will come out with a good sale before the coupon expires. I would love to get my sour cream free this month too. :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Dole 30-Day Challenge Rebate

If you are a fruit loving family like ours, the Dole 30-Day Challenge Rebate might be for you. It works like this - buy 30 days worth of Dole fruit bowls and receive free item coupons for 2 weeks worth. Dole defines 30 days worth of fruit as (8) 4-packs of fruit bowls, gels, or parfaits. You mail the rebate form, receipt(s) and UPCs from the 8 packages and Dole sends you (4) FREE item coupons for fruit bowls, gels or parfaits. What an awesome deal and in a way this works out as a moneymaker for me. :) Here is how I did it:

At Safeway I bought -
(4) Dole Fruit Bowls, $1.49 each
Used .50/2 X 2 Dole Fruit Bowls MQ, doubled
Total after coupons: $3.96 for 4

At Harris Teeter I bought -
(2) Dole Fruit Bowls, $1.99 each
(2) Dole Fruit Parfaits, $1.99 each
Used .50/2 Dole Parfaits MQ, doubled and .50/1 Dole printable MQ, doubled
Used $3.50 OYNO
Total after coupons: $2.46 for 4

Total Out of Pocket for (8) Dole Fruit Bowls/Parfaits: $6.42

Receive (4) FREE item coupons = Value of $7.96

So in the end I will essentially have 12 packages of Dole fruit bowls for FREE. :)

Harris Teeter - General Mills Deal

Harris Teeter is running a fabulous deal this week. Purchase 15 General Mills products and instantly receive $5 off your order. You can also still use manufacturer's coupons to sweeten the deal. I made a trip to HT this morning and this is how I did:

5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $2 each
-.40/1 X 4 printable MQ, doubled (I had 5 but the cashier missed one!)

2 Old El Paso Tortillas, $1.25 each
No coupon, but we needed them.

4 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, BOGO for .89 each
-$1/2 X 2 printable MQ

2 Green Giant Veggie Steamers, BOGO for $1.64 each
-.50/1 X 2 printable MQ, doubled

1 Yoplait Go-gurt and 1 Yoplait Trix yogurt, $2.00 each
-.80/2 printable MQ, doubled

My total after coupons and the instant $5 off was $9.07. Pretty darn good....if I say so myself. I also received $3.50 OYNO for buying 5 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks. :) The General Mills deal is good until Tuesday at Harris Teeter. You should check it out!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Printable Rebates

If you have been reading my blog, you know that I love, love, love rebates. One of the types of rebates that I complete are through beer manufacturers. The majority of the rebates are no beer purchase required (NBPR). I usually find beer rebates at the grocery store but Coors Light has decided to offer a rebate on their website. This is the first printable NBPR rebate I have ever seen. :)

There are four rebates available here. Two of the rebates are NBPR required. These rebates are so easy to complete. Make sure your state is listed as participating and take a look at this post from last year if you would like help with completing them.

My Favorite Printables and Coupon Booklets

$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal (on sale at Safeway this week for $1.50 each WYB 3)

.55/1 Johnsonville Sausage (on sale at Harris Teeter this week for $2.99)

Booklet with $17 worth of coupons Congra Food products (Congra includes Hunt's, Manwich, Kid Cuisine, Peter Pan, Egg Beaters, etc.)

Booklet with $10 worth of coupons for Betty Crocker products

The coupon booklets must be ordered and will be mailed to the address you provide. Happy Couponing!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stacking Coupons at Target

My daughter has a birthday party to attend this weekend so I made a trip to Target on my lunch break to grab a gift. While I was there I planned on getting some cereal and juice. Unfortunately, they were all out of the juice that would have cost me 50 cents a bottle. :( They did have the cereal I was looking for though.

This is a great example of why I love Target! You can stack coupons. Don't know what stacking is? Here is a quick rundown....stacking is when you use a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupon on the same item. So I grabbed the hubs some cereal for FREE. Want to know how I got FREE cereal?

Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Regular Price: $3.84 each
Sale Price: $2.75 each
Coupons: -.75/1 printable TQ and -$2/1 MQ from a sample I requested
Final Price: FREE, absolutely FREE

I knew I saved high value coupons for a reason. I had that Kashi coupon kicking around in my coupon binder for a few months. It was just asking to be used on a sale like this. :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Safeway Trip 1/9/10

Another fantastic Safeway trip! I went just to grab the "deals." My hubbie did our main shopping trip at Wegman's this week for produce, milk, bread and meat. We stocked up on 90/10 ground beef for $1.99 per pound. Only spent $38 bucks and some change...I think my deal chasing ways are rubbing off on him. Ok I digress....this post is about are the deals I snagged today.

(4) boxes of Nature's Valley granola bars, $2.50 each
-$4/4 Safeway SuperCoupon (found in Safeway ad)
-.40/1 X 2 Cellfire E-coupon
-.40/1 X 3 MQ printable, doubled
-.50/1 MQ from sample I requested, doubled
Total: FREE + 50 cents overage!!! AND I received a catalina of $2.50 OYNO for buying 4 boxes! Made 3 bucks on that deal. :)

(2) Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $2.00 each
-.40/1 X 2 Cellfire E-coupon
-$1.50/2 Safeway E-coupon
-.40/1 X 2 printable MQ, doubled
Total: 5 cents each!!!!

(4) Honey Nut Cheerios/Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, $2.49 each
-$3/3 Safeway Instant Savings
-.55/1 Shortcuts e-coupon (Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
-$1/1 X 2 MQ printable (Honey Nut Cheerios)
-$1/1 MQ printable (Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
-.55/1 MQ printable, doubled (Cinnamon Toast Crunch)
Total: 58 cents each :)

(5) Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, $.40 each
-$1.09 Buy 3 Get 1 Free (cashier gave me full price off, not sure why)
Total: 18 cents each

(1) Dole Mandarin Oranges, $1 each
-.50/1 MQ printable, doubled
Total: FREE

(3) Progresso Soup, $1.25 each
-$1/2 Safeway e-coupon
-.50 X 2 Cellfire e-coupon
-.50 Shortcuts e-coupon
-$1.10/3 MQ printable
Total: 5 cents each

(2) Welch's Grape Jelly, $2.00 each
-$1/2 Welch's Grape Jelly MQ, 1/3 SS
Total: $1.50 each

18 count Lucerne Eggs, $2.89 each
-$1.91 Safeway SuperCoupon
Total: 98 cents

2 Smithfield Bacon, $3.49 each
-$3/2 Safeway SuperCoupon
Total: $1.99 each

(1) Progresso Chicken Broth, $3.19 each
-.50/1 Shortcuts e-coupon
-.50/1 X 2 Cellfire e-coupon
-.50/1 MQ printable, doubled
Total: 79 cents

Total before coupons: 67.44
Coupons/Promotions: 52.79
OOP: $14.65 (79% savings)

This was a great stock up trip. Not to mention that I received $2.50 OYNO for buying 4 granola bars. Can't wait to check out the Safeway deals next week. :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

December Grocery Total

I was concerned this month because I knew it was going to be difficult to stay under my monthly budget with all the holidays and busyness in December. December has 4 weeks so my budget was $320.00 ($80 X 4). I did go over a bit but with the help of last month's overage of $42.66 and $40.67 that I received in food item rebates this month, I was only $5.14 over my budget! Not too bad considering that I hosted Christmas Eve dinner for 11 family members this year and hubbie made a not-so-cheap New Year's Eve dinner of shrimp and steak fajitas. :) Here is how I did:

Monthly Food Budget: $320.00

December Grocery Purchases: $408.47

Rebate Checks Received: $40.67

Remaining November Grocery Budget: $42.66

Purchases minus Rebates/November Remaining: $325.14

Over by $5.14. :( Oh well, I will just have to work harder next month. My budget for next month will be $400.00 since January has 5 weeks. I will start with $394.86 because I was over for December.