Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deals too good to pass up!

In between checking temperatures and swapping out cold washclothes to my oldest son (who can't seem to kick this cold) I decided it was time to get my coupons back in order and open up the paper. My coupon binder was totally laughing at me.....mocking my inability to stay organized the last month.....or two. I showed him! And with great timing. There are some excellent deals to be had this week. For lack of time I'm going to leave out the graphics and just highlights the deals.

At Meijer:
Sara Lee pre-sliced deli meat is $3 -$3 printable coupon available a few weeks ago = FREE
Boxed Jell-o is 0.45 -0.50MFC available in the Kraft Food and Family magazine, doubled = FREE
10 pounds of potatoes are on sale for $1.69 making them less than 17cents a pound!
Aunt Millies ButterTop bread is on sale for 0.99 -0.50MFC from a summer insert, doubled =FREE
Hunts and Rotel Tomatoes are on sale for .79 a can. Not a great price, but I needed to stock up.
Purex Free and Clear detergent is on sale 2.99 -0.35MFC doubled =2.29

At CVS: Finally a monemaker!!!
Glade Candles and Reed Diffusers are on sale 6.99 + 6.99 ECB's = FREE. Plus use a $3MFC in last Sunday's paper to make $3.

Don't forget to go here to get your $5/$25 coupon! Let's see your scenarios using this coupon to make even more money!

These are just the best deals I found. Please let me know if I missed anything.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I see free veggies in your future...

Valley Fresh Steamers™
Coupons.com has just reloaded their coupons and there is a .50/1 Green Giant Steamers coupon which will mean FREE veggies next week since they will be on sale 10/$10, 11th free at Meijer. You can print twice from each computer.

Also go here, here and here to print more.

There are also 1.00/1 Cascadian Farms and 1.00/2 Muir Glen available.

15 oz. Muir Glen canned tomatoes are on clearance at Meijer for 1.81 which would make them 1.31 each after coupon, and they are 1.99 every day at Whole Foods so you may be able to get them even cheaper with a sale there.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Moneymaker at CVS

The Fragrance Collection by Glade - Soy Based Candle, Currants & Acai - 10 oz

This week at CVS, The Fragrance Collection by Glade 3-wick candles and reed diffusers (great stocking stuffers!) are 6.99 and earn back the full 6.99 in ECBs. Go here to sign up and print a coupon for 2.00 off. You'll pay 4.99 + tax and earn back 6.99 in ECBs, which you can use on just about anything in the store. Or, if you have 6.99 in ECBs, purchase another $2 item and pay with the 6.99 ECB. You'll end up just paying tax for two items. 

I bought a pack of Pampers (on sale for 9.99, used a 1.00/1) and a candle. I used a 3.00/1 from All You magazine, paid with a random assortment of ECBs and ended up paying around 1.04 I think out of pocket. Plus I got that 6.99 back.

Also, don't forget to scan your CVS card at the little coupon machines if your store has them. I got some really great coupons today, and remember that CVS permits you to use one CVS coupon AND one manufacturer's coupon per item for even greater savings.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Grocery Game. And Whole Foods, friends.

Laziness has gotten the best of me and I've been Grocery Gaming for a little while now. I'm finding that it's well worth the money for me (Under $1.90 a week total for Kroger and Whole Foods lists). Right now you can do a four-week Grocery Game trial for FREE. If you decide to give it a try and want to put a referral I'd be cool with you using me. You know. If you must. (cassiebrabbs at hotmail dot com)

Now on to what will probably be my only shopping trip for the week, minus tomorrow's produce delivery which I'll get to momentarily.

(2) Wolfgang Puck pizzas @ 4.00 each
(2) Envirokids bars @ 3.00, used 1.50/2 Whole Deal
(1) 365 tortilla chips @ 2.69
(2) Annie's cheddar bunnies 12 oz @ 3.00 each
(3) Annie's graham bunnies 7.5 oz @ 2.00 each
1.47 lb. organic grapes @ 1.99/lb = 2.93
1.73 lb. organic local zucchini @ 1.49/lb. = 2.58
(1) organic grapefruit @ 1.71
(1) organic tomato @ .66
3 lbs. organic yellow onions @ 2.49
(1) Mother's rice cakes @ 1.99
(1) Stonyfield Farm organic smoothie 4 ct. @ 3.00
(4) Annie's mac and cheese @ 1.25, used .75/2 from Whole Deal
16 oz. organic lentils @ 2.39
(1) organic lasagna noodles @ 3.00
(1) Organic Valley milk @ 3.79, used 1.00/1 printable
(1) Wholesome Valley organic cheese slices @ 3.69
(1) Mrs. Meyer's dryer sheets (Geranium... I want to live in them.) @ 7.39, used 2.00/1 Whole Deal
(1) Maranatha creamy almond butter @ 5.99, used 1.00/1 Whole Deal
(1) Seventh Generation dishwasher soap @ 3.99, used 1.00/1 printable

Also got a .30 bag refund.

Total Spent: 72.60 

My Door-to-Door Organics delivery tomorrow should consist of:
Red Grapes
Pink Lady Apples
Valencia Oranges
English Cucumbers
Grape Tomatoes
Romaine Lettuce
Yellow Squash

Total: 23.00

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Probably not worth $10, but FREE is FREE--Schwan's Deal

Schwan's is doing a promo for $10 off any order. If you pick an item under $10 there's no delivery fee. no tip. no taxes.  totally free--and, i figured, no worse for the environment since the truck is always in my neighborhood anyway.  I haven't tried this yet, but it was free since the cost of the item was under $10--new customers only and there's lots to choose from.  If you don't want to subscribe to their service just ask them to add you to their "will call" list.  My delivery man was totally nice--and I've always heard wonderful things about their treat/desserts (which is why i chose a frozen veggie dish--I have no willpower if goodies are in my house).
Here's the link.  enjoy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Walgreens Wipes...

Time to stock up on baby wipes.  There are Walgreen's back to school books at their store with a store coupon for $2 off any Huggies Wipes (>64ct.)--use this with a manufacturer's coupon for a great deal.
Also, a few of their toothbrushes are clearanced out making them super cheap and if you do the Register Rewards program (which I do not...yet anyway) this could be a MM--you are supposed to get $6RR with 3 reach toothbrushes.

My transaction today is a total mystery.  I don't know what happened at all, but I think it all worked out in the end....here's what happened.
FIVE packs Huggies Wipes @ 2.79 each--gave FIVE $0.50 mfr Qs and used the $2 off Walgreens Q
TWO Medium Reach toothbrushes clearanced to $1.09 each--used TWO $0.50 any Reach mfr Q
ONE Reach twinpack clearanced to $1.59--used $1.00 any Reach toothbrush mfr Q

I lost my receipt, so don't know the original total, but after the Reach Qs were deducted and the Walgreen's Huggies Q (you only need one Q for any number of packs)--the total was $1.52.  wth?  He gave me back all my Huggies mannies saying they wouldn't scan--probably b/c I was only paying the tax on these items at this point, but I don't know.  I've never done Walgreen's bargain shopping before, and looking back I'm sure it was an error, but I can thank my 3 year old for making me very rushed and basically running out of the store as soon as possible--otherwise, I probably would've realized the error.  the RRs never printed for the toothbrushes, but that's OK b/c I got 4 toothbrushes and 5 packs of wipes for $1.52 and I have no idea why.   I'll use Cassie's "good coupon karma" as an explanation.....but I'm going to do this again anyway b/c it's a good deal, even without the error--technically, the packs of wipes should be $0.29 each after store Q and manny, so I'll pay better attention next time ;)  so, run out and stock up if you need some wipes--my store still had a bunch left....oh, and the coupons say $1 off on one side and $2 off on the other, but they do, indeed, take $2 off.  happy wiping!
edited to add: the walgreen's Qs expire 8-31-09 according to various website.  thanks to babycheapskate for the headsup on the deal.