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.