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!