Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Walgreens 11/7-11/13

REACH Floss or Crystal Clean Toothbrush $0.99 (w/ in-ad coupon)
-$1/1 Toothbrush Coupon HERE
-$1/1 Floss Coupon HERE (from the 10/11 RP)
-$3/3 coupon (from the 4/11 RP)

Schick Extreme 4ct or 12ct-Slim Razors $5.99
RR: $3
-$3/1 Coupon HERE

Similasan Kid’s Cough Syrup $5.99
Rebate: $5.99
-$1/1 Coupon HERE (from the 9/12 SS)
=FREE + $1 Money Maker

RevitaLens $3.99 2pk-2oz
RR: $3.99

Neuragen Gel 0.17oz or PN 0.28oz $19.99
MIR: $19.99 (prints at register)
-$10/1 Coupon (from the 10/10 RP)
-$5/1 Walgreen Coupon (found in the Diabetes & You Magazine-loctaed by the pharmacy)
=FREE + possible $15 Money Maker!

Target is actually fixing their machines!

YAY! Target is actually fixing their coupon machines.

Sorry I haven't been blogging the deals as of late, I probably will be spotty on and off as we are going on vacation again soon.

TGI Friday's Skillet Meals
With $2 coupon from 11/7 SS and $4 off 2 coupon from Target.com
Buy 2 get 1 free deal at store.

$5.99 a piece. So total $11.98- $8= $3.98 +tax for 3 bags of dinners!

Jewel through Tomorrow

Tic Tacs are on sale for $1 a package. Use the .75 coupon from 10/3 RP and pay .25!

Renuzit Adjustables air fresheners are on sale for $1. Use this $1 Facebook printable and take it home FREE!

If you missed last week's deal on Fuze beverages They're on sale for .99, Buy One, Get One Free.
There's a $1-off-2 coupon in 10/24 SS. With each coupon, you'll pay NOTHING for two bottles!

cans of green giant veggies buy 8 with (2) coupon for $1/4 from Dominick's

and (2) sierra Mist use (2) $1 off coupon from Dominick's $60 Thanksgiving
OOP ends up being $.54 for 2 2Liters and 8 cans of veggies!

Swiss Miss hot cocoa is on sale for $1 a box. Use the $1 coupon in the $60 Thanksgiving book and it's FREE

Bird's Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetables are $1 each. Use the "Buy Steamfresh, get Birds Eye Steamfresh Lightly Sauced or Whole Grain Blend FREE"
coupon from 10/24 SS and pay $1 for BOTH, or .50 each!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meijer deal on Smartones thru 9/29!

Go to Dominick's and get the $70 coupon book! This book is filled with some high value awesome coupons!

Buy 5 Smartones.
Use $5 off 5 Smartones from Dominick's coupon book.
Pay $4 and get a store coupon printed back for $5

Another coupon in the book is $1 off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
Buy 6 cans (.99 each) this are the smaller ones with 5 rolls in it.
Use (3) $1 off 2
Pay $3 and get back $3 mfg catalina coupon (don't forget this can be used at Jewel!)

The small (3 oz.) Advanced Therapy Hand Lotion is still .99
Buy 2 and get back $2 mfg catalina coupon!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jewel and Meijer thru tomorrow

I went to Jewel this morning.

Bought 3 12 packs of Diet Coke 3 for $10. Used my (3) $3 off soda from the Chex Mix from last week. And got a free 16 oz. package of Ritz. Had to pay the $1 difference.

Picked up .39 campbell's chicken noodle soup. Supposedly there is a coupon in the 9/12 SS but I didn't see any (for .40 off of 4)

Also bought 4 Suave Lotion Naturals $2.50, if you have 2 computers print 4 coupons
Making these $6 if you have 4 coupons. Buy 4 and get back $3 cat, $2 cat, and a $2 cat. Making this $1 MM. I only had 2 coupons so I paid $1 for 4 large containers of lotion.

Used my (3) $3 Cats I got last week from my Jewel run. So I ended up spending $3.50 after tax and got back $7 in Cats.

Tonight I went to Meijer and did a quick deal.

Green Giant veggies like the ones I bought last week are on sale for .99. Buy 4 and get a cat for $1 and $2 coupon for your next order. Without any coupons pay $4 and get $3 back. With coupons make a little money on these. .50 off 1 .60 off 3

Barilla Pasta is on sale for .99. Buy 4 and stack with Meijer Mealbox for $1 off 4. Use 4 .55 off coupons from 8/29 SS and pay only .76 for 4 boxes of pasta!

Nesquick is on sale for $2.24 use $1.25 off Printable and stack with $1 off 2 Meijer Mealbox. Pay $1 for 2 cans of Nesquick powder.

Thanks Jill Catalado! See all the weekly deals here! She posts them every Sunday night. For all you Chicago Readers. Also, Mashupmom is another local one that is very good!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jewel-Osco Crazy Deal ending tonight at midnight!

There is still a few more hours on this deal...if you have nothing better to do, at least print the chex mix coupons and run out make $5 and get free pop while you are at it!

There is a crazy general mills thing going on. If you buy 10 GM items get $5 off instantly. This stacks too, so if you buy 100 GM items you get $50 off! I bought 30 items and got $15 off. On top of that things were already on sale.
After the $15 savings, here are the prices and what I did.

Green Giant is part of a national catalina. Buy 8 Green Giant get $3 catalina.
I bought 9 used (2) $1 off 3 and (1) $.60 off 3, these are $.75 when you buy in groups of 10.
After coupons $4.15 and get back $3 cat.
$1.15 for 9 boxes of Veggies!

Hamburger Helper also part of national catalina. Buy 6 HH get $3 catalina.
I bought 6 used (2) $1 off 3 These are $1 when you buy in groups of 10.
After coupons $4 and get back $3 cat.
$1 for 6 boxes of HH.

Pillsbury also part of national catalina. Buy 6 pillsbury get $3 catalina....do we see a trend here?
I bought 4 flaky Grands! Biscuits. Used (2) $1 off 2. These are $1 when you buy in groups of 10.
And bought 2 Sweet Moments. $2 when you buy in groups of 10. Used (2) $1.50 off 1
Paid $2 for Biscuits and $1 for the Sweet Moments and get back the $3 cat.

Now on to the Chex Mix. If anything do this tonight!
For every 3 bags of Chex Mix you buy you get a coupon for a free 12 pack of pop up to a $3 value.
I bought 9 Chex Mix Used (9) $.50 off 1 coupons. Go to Jills site at the bottom for all the crazy Chex Mix coupon links!
These are $1 when you buy in groups of 10.
Paid $4.50 and got back (3) coupons for (3) Free 12 packs of pop! Essentially made $4.5o on this deal.

Of course I made this whole transaction better by using catalinas to buy everything. My total after my coupons was $16. After my catalinas it was $3. Paid $3 and got back $9 in catalinas, and $9 in Free Pop!

Thank you MashupMom and Jill Catalado!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Starting to hate Target!

Maybe it is just the Target I went to but they are starting to get not very coupon friendly see here , but here is what I did.

Bought 4 Shout and Go Travel Size Wipes $.97
Used 2 $2 off 2 Shout Laundry Products from 8/8 SS

Bought 3 Hello Kitty 10 ct. Bandaids
Used $3 off 3 from the 8/1 SS
FREE! Plus Free Book!

Bought 2 Tide Travel Size Detergents
Used 2 $1 off any size Tide from 8/29 PG

Bought 2 Clean & Clear 1 oz. Morning Burst
Used 2 $1 off any Clean & Clear 8/1 SS

Bought 2 bottles of Vaseline Aloe Lotion for $2.99
Used $1.50 off Vaseline Lotion Target Coupon
and $1 off Vaseline Lotion Here
$.50 for each

The computer first only took off .97 for the shout wipes when they should have taken off .97 times 2! I talked to the cashier and she asked a manager the manager said this should not work because there is no picture of the product. I said the coupon clearly states off ANY! And she promptly accepted but she said in the future we cannot take these coupons for travel size items. Luckily I have lots of Target stores around me. I just won't be going to that one anymore :).

Thanks Hip2Save!

Some free things at Meijer

Buy a $25 Disney Gift Card and get a $5 Store coupon!

Buy 2 Glade 4 oz. Candles are on sale for $1.67
Print $1 off 2 Meijer Mealbox
And $1 off 2 from the 8/22 SS.
Pay $1.34 plus tax and get back a $2 Mfg. Coupon! Free candles and MM!

Suave 3oz. Therapy Lotion
Buy 2 and get back $2 Coupon
Free Suave Lotion!

Ziploc Bags $1.89 to $1.50
Buy 3 and get back $2 custom coupon
Use $1.50 off 2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
$1.50 off 2 from here or $1 off 2 from 8/22 SS or 9/12 SS

If you buy the $1.50 bags, Buy 4 and use 2 Meijer Mealbox and 2 $1.50 off. Pay tax and get back $2 all for free and close to a $2 MM!

Awesome deals at CVS some through tomorrow.

No picture this time, but here are the deals.

There was an extra care twitter deal, sign up here and get a coupon for $4 off $20.

Here is what I did:

Bought 4 Airwick for $10.
Used 2 B1G1 Free coupons from
Total $5 and when you buy $10 worth you get $5 ECB.
So 4 for FREE!

Purchased the High Octane Energy Chews for $1.99
Got back $1.99 ECB.

Brach's Candy Corn $.99
Got back $.99 ECB (this deal runs through 9/14)
FREE candy corn!

Nivea for Men Active 3 Body Wash $4.99
Used $1 off from 7/25 or 8/29 RP
Get back $4.99 ECB
$1 MM!

Tylenol Precise Cream 2.5 oz $5.99
Used $2 off from 9/12 SS plus $2 off CVS coupon from here
Pay $1.99 and get back $2 ECB

Total before coupons $23.96 used my $4 off $20. $19.96
B1G1 took off $5, then $1 off Nivea, and $4 off Precise Cream.
$11.02 paid with 2 $5 ECB and $1.02 on Gift card.

Got back $15 in ECB! So made about $4 this transaction thanks to the twitter deal!

Got a Raincheck for the $.77 cent candy (that is good through 9/14)
And a Raincheck for the Alive Multivitamins which are 9.99 with 9.99 back and
print $1 q here for $1 MM

Thanks MashupMom!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What a great week!! Walgreens, Jewel, Dominick's

Alright so here is what I did.

I started my shopping excursion at Walgreens at 6:40pm with nothing but a few coupons and a credit card.

I did two separate transactions.

Transaction #1
1 Breathe Right Strip 10 pack for $4
Used $1.00/1 from free sample offer.
Paid $3.32 got back $4 $.68 Moneymaker!

Transaction #2
1 Breathe Right Strip 10 pack for $4
Used $1.50/1 from 4/11 RP
Get $4 RR
Irwin Strong Nails and Hair 60 ct. $10
Get $10 RR
Carmex Mosturizing Hydrating Lip Balm $2
Get $2 RR
Listerine Zero $2.99
Used $2 off Internet Printable (now there is only a $1 coupon)
Get $1 RR

Paid $16.46 got back $17 in RR $.54 MM!

Took my RR over to Jewel-Osco

(this picture doesn't want to rotate, but you get the idea)

Transaction #1
5 Cool Whips $1 each
Total $5.09
Used $4 RR from Breathe Right Strips and $1 RR from Listerine.
Paid $.09 and got back $5 Catalina. $4.91 MM!

Transaction #2 WANT SOME FREE CHEESE!?!?!
Check this deal out
5 Kraft cheese for $2 each
Total $10.00
Used $4 RR from Breathe Right Strips
Paid $1.18 and got back $5 Catalina. $3.82 MM!

Next stop Dominicks! Wanted to use my double e-couponage! Yes if you keep loading your electronic coupons to your card eventually you will have a day like I did at Dominick's. One batch of the coupons are expiring on the 5th so wanted to get this done.

(alright...yeah I am lazy tonight)

Alrighty, Hellmann's is $1.99 after super coupon in ad
Had 2 .50 off ecoupon
and a paper .50 off coupon from the MDA booklet
.49 Hellmann's!

Vlasic Kosher Baby Dills, (Jason my hubby loves these!) $11.10
Had 2 $1 off 2 ecoupons
and a paper $1 off 2 coupon from the MDA booklet
$4.05 each, or $8.10

Mission Tortilla $3.25
Had 2 .55 off ecoupon
and a paper .55 off coupon from the MDA booklet
$1.60 Tortillas

BBQ Sauce $2.19 or $4.38 for 2
Had 2 $1 off ecoupon
and a paper $1 off coupon from the MDA booklet
$.69 each or $1.38

Glad Storage Bags $2.49 or $4.98 for 2
Had 2 $2 off 2 ecoupon
and a paper $2 off 2 coupon from the MDA booklet
$1.02 Overage

Van De Kamps $3.99
Frozen Veggies $2
Had 2 $2 off when you buy veggies and fish
and a paper $2 off coupon from the MDA booklet
FREE fish and veggies!

Tyson Breaded chicken $4.99
Had 2 $1 off ecoupon
and a paper $1 off coupon from the MDA booklet

Total was $13.72
Used $10 RR from the Nail and Hair Vitamins
Donated .28 to MDA and Paid $4!

All and all paid $25 and saved $85!! And I still have 2 $5 from the kraft deals at Jewel, and $2 RR from the Carmex from Walgreens! So really I only spent $13 if you count my cats that I still have! Thinking I may have to go do the cheese deal some more, I have 3 more $5 off coupons, and this catalina rolls!

Is it just me, or does it seem like Walgreens always has lots of free things after RR at the beginning of every month...last month it was like that too, let's see if the trend continues!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CVS Deals Week of 8/22-8/28 and a Target Deal too!


Listerine Total Care or Advanced Mouthwash 16.9oz $3.99
Get $2 ECB
Use $1/1 from 8/1 SS or 5/16 RP
Final Price: .99

Crest Pro Health Clinical Floss, Toothpaste or Rinse $3.49
Get $2.50 ECB (limit 2)
use $1/1 Toothpaste or Floss from 8/1 P&G
Final Price: FREE!

Spend $15 in John Freida Get $5 ECB back.

Buy 3 John Freida Root Awakening at $5 each
Use (3) $3/1 coupons from 8/22 SS
Get $5 ECB
Final Price: $1 for all 3 items

Blink Gel Tears - $7.99
Get back $7.99 ECB (Limit 1)
Use $1.50/1 coupon from HERE
Final Price - $1.50 MM!

Buy 2 Glade Sense & Spray - $5 each
Get back $3 ECB
Use 2 $3.00/1 coupons from HERE
Final Price - $.50 cents each!!


Glade Tough Odor Carpet & Room $1.99
Use $1/1 Target coupon for tough odor items
and Use $1/1 Glade from 8/1 SS
Final Price: Free


Baby Deal!

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers - $8.99
Get back $3 RR WYB 2
Use 2 $1.50/1 coupons from 8/1 P&G
Plus, use 2 FREE Pampers Wipes WYB Diapers coupons from 8/1 P&G
Final Price - $11.98 for 2 packs of diapers & 2 packs of wipes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CVS Deals Week of 8/15-8/21

Lots of Great Deals at CVS this week!

Purex 3-in-1 Dryer Sheets on sale for $5.99
Use $3/1 from 8/15 RP (red plum)
Spend $2.99 and get $2 ECB (Extra Care Buck)
OOP $.99 (That's for 20 Loads!!)

Sobe are B1G1F
Use 2 B1G1F coupons from here
Making these Free!

Emerald Nuts $1
Used 2 $1 off 3.5 oz or larger from 8/15 RP
Making these Free!

Zegerid OTC 14ct. $9.99
Use $3/1 from 8/15 SS
Spend $6.99 and get $7 ECB back
Making this Free!
(do any of you suffer from frequent heartburn? I have 2 boxes of this now, and no one to give it to. LOL!)

You can make your CVS deals sweeter if you sign up for CVS emails.
I signed up and yesterday got a coupon for $5 off $25.

Once everything was rung up I handed over my $5 off $25 coupon first. Then all my manufacture coupons. Bringing my total down to $5.88, but I had an old $4 ECB so I used this bringing my total down to $1.88 and I got back $9 in ECB!

Other Deals:

Dawn Dish Soap $.97
Use $1 from Homemade Simple Books

Blink Tears $7.99
Spend $6.49 and get back $8
Making this a $1.50 Money Maker!!

Right Guard or Dy Idea Deodorant on sale B1G1F
Use B1G1F Coupon from 7/25 RP
Get 2 for free (or as many coupons as you have...this is why it is good to buy more than one paper! As in my case, I will be able to get 4 for free!)

One more thing about CVS! I wanted to get the Right Guard and the Blink Tears, but they didn't have any! CVS writes rainchecks and they never expire! And they will include the Extra Care Bucks on your raincheck! So don't get discouraged when you go to CVS and nothing that you want was on the shelves, just get a raincheck and come back the next week and reap the free stuff at CVS!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Awesome deals at Meijer!!

Lots of Free and cheap things at Meijer this week! Gotta love those weeks!

Alright, some stuff I bought because I needed/eventually need it...let's start with those...not the best deal on these things, but can't beat when you have Meijer Mealbox Coupons and Mfg. Coupons!

Welch's Grape Jam is an example of this. (I am on my last jar in the fridge right now)
On sale 3/$5
Used $1 off 3 Meijer Mealbox (MMB)
Used $1 off 2 from 6/6 SS, and .55 off 1 from 8/1 SS (Smart Source)
Making these roughly .83 a jar, or $2.45 for 3 jars!

On to the Country Crock butter, another thing we are almost out of.
On sale big tubs 45 oz. 2/$5
Used $1 off 2 MMB
Used .40 off 1 from IP (Internet Printable) used two of these
Making these $1.60 a tub, or $3.20 for 90 oz of butter!

Ranch Dressing is another thing I have been wanting....usually you can get salad dressing for free. But this is a pretty good deal too.
On sale for $1.99
Used $1.25 off 2 MMB
Used $1.25 off 2 from 8/1 RP (Red Plum)
Making these $.74 a piece, $1.48 for 2.

We also needed the Texas Toast....it wasn't even on sale! $2.39
Had a .55 off Peelie (always be on the look for these on products you buy a peel a bunch for yourself)
Making this $1.84

Now on to the real good deals!

The Campbell's Select Harvest soup is on sale for .99
Print two $1 coupons from here.
Making them.....FREE!!!!

Mott's applesauce is on a crazy good deal!
Go to Dominick's and pick up the MDA "Make a Muscle" Coupon book, get as many as you can find! I had 4.
There is a coupon for $2 off 2 Mott's Applesauce
So Applesauce is on sale for $1.67 (I bought 8...but just purchase in groups of 2 depending on how many coupons you have)
Used $1 off 2 MMB
Used $2 off 2 from the "Make a Muscle" coupon book
This makes the 6 pack of applesauce $.17! I bought 8 so 8x.17= $1.36 for 48 cups of applesauce ;).

Stouffer's Deli Creation on Sale for $1.88
Used $1 off from 4/11 SS (that is why it is so important to just save and file your inserts...don't even really need to clip anything until you see a good deal...these coupons don't expire until 8/31!)
Making these .88 a piece.

Smart Balance Milk is on sale for $1.99
Used $1 off MMB
Used $2 off from the 7/11 RP (there was also a $2 off IP, but now it is gone....another note...when you see an IP for more than $1 off I will usually print it, because anything $1 off and more is a high printable coupon..then I just save them and see what kind of damage I can do later)
So I had 4 $2 off coupons and my 4 $1 off MMB...unfortanetly the cashier didn't give me overage. She adjusted the $2 off coupons down to .99. I was thinking I might make $4 off of buying the milk.....but hey I still got 4 cartons of FREE milk!!!!

Meijer is still running the catalina promotion from Kellogg's (Buy 10 items get $10 back) so these final set of deals are from that.

Flatbread Crackers on sale for $2
Used 3 $.75 off coupon from 7/11 SS
Making these $1.25 each so $3.75

Frosted Mini-Wheats 2/$5
Used $1 off 2 Coupon
Making these $4 for 2

Eggo Pancakes $2.62
Used $1 off 2 Coupon
Making these $4.24 for 2

Nutrigrain bars $2.49
Used $.75 off Coupon
Making these $3.48 for 2

And rounding out the 10 items
Club Crackers for $2
No coupons just $2.

Paid $17.47 for the Kellogg Catalina deal but got the $10 coupon back...so essentially all the Kellogg catalina deal items cost me a total OOP of $7.47, but I will send in the 10 UPC for the $10 rebate and actually end up ahead on all the Kellogg's food!

I used an $8 Walgreens Register Reward to bring my total down to $22.73
and I got back the $10 catalina from Kellogg's. I will also submit my receipt for the kellogg's $10 rebate. So my OOP for this trip will be $2.73...I would have made a little bit of money if I would have got the overage from the 4 milks ;).

I saved $70.92 this trip! I couldn't imagine spending $92.73 for everything I bought! Eek!

As always get these deals explained to you by the experts by clicking below ;).

Thanks Mashup Mom and Saving Addiction (don't worry about the date on the top of this page...Michigan ads run before ours do! These Meijer deals will end 8/18)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some Great Deals at Dominick's/Safeway!

How do you get all this stuff for FREE?!?! Well, most of you will have to pay $5 OOP...
Follow along here...

Dominick's is crazy, because they have e-coupons from Cellfire, shortcuts, and P&G. You can stack an E-Coupon with a real paper coupon making for some very good deals at Dominick's.

Let's start with the Tide.

Tide Stain Release is on sale for $6.99
Use coupon in ad to bring this to $5.99
Load E-coupon from P&G for $3 off
Paper Mfg. Coupon from 8/1 P&G for $3 off
Making this FREE!!!!

Tide Laundry Soap (26 loads) sale for $6.99
Use coupon in ad to bring this to $5.99
Load E-coupon from P&G for $2 off
Paper Mfg. Coupon from September Parents Magazine for $2 off
Making this $1.99 for a bottle of Tide!

Alright, now on to the Food

Pillsbury Sweet Moments are on sale for $2.49
Use coupon in ad to bring this to $1.99
Load E-coupon from Cellfire $1 off
Paper Mfg. Coupon 8/8 General Mills $1 off
Making this FREE!!!!!!

Now on to the Fruit Roll-Ups
There is a national catalina promotion running when you buy 5 boxes get $3 back
The fruit roll ups are .99/box when you buy 4 or more
Load .50/2 Cellfire, Load .50/2 Shortcuts
Use 2 .50/2 Paper Coupons from 8/8 General Mills Get $2 off total
So your total for 5 boxes is now $3, but you will be getting $3 back!
Making these FREE!!!!!!

Alright on to Fiber One Bars and Nature Valley Bars
There is also a national catalina promotion running on these when you buy 5 boxes get $3.50 back
The bars are $1.49/box when you buy 4 or more
Fiber One Bars $1.49/box
Load .50 Cellfire, Load .50 Shortcuts
Use 2 .50 Paper Coupons from 8/8 General Mills
So your total for 2 boxes of Fiber One bars is $1 (each box cost you .50)

Sweet and Salty Bars $1.49/box
Load .50 Cellfire, Load .50 Shortcuts
Use 3 .50 Paper Coupons from 8/8 General Mills
So your total for 3 boxes is $1.50 (each box cost you .50)

Buy two Nature Valley Nut Clusters to get your total up to a multiple of 4 (you will buy 12)
Nature Valley Nut Clusters are $1.49 when you buy 4 or more
Use two $1 off Paper Coupons from 8/8 General Mills
If you are lucky you could have some $1 off coupons loaded on Cellfire or shortcuts. Giving you overage of .50!! I unfortanetly didn't have any e-coupons come off, so my total for the two bags was $1.

So from the Fiber One Bars and the Sweet and Salty Bars and the Nut Clusters. I spent $3.50 and I got $3.50 back...making these FREEE!!!!!! (my new favorite word!!) (you could do even better than me by loading those coupons for nut clusters on your card!)

I ended up spending $11.20 for everything, but I used a previous $5 catalina from the kraft promotion. So I spent $6.20 and got back $6.50 in catalinas!

To better understand what I do just ask me, or click on the link where I thank the blog where I got the information right underneath here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Walgreens great deals this week! Hurry before tomorrow!

Click here for a 15% off coupon and use before tomorrow night!

What I did:

24 Crayola Crayons
Paid $.85= Got back $1 RR (register reward)
MM of $.15

8 Crayola Markers
Paid $2.55= Got back $3 Mail In Rebate
MM of $.45

Bought 10 packs of Hershey Candy
Paid $8.50= Got back $5 RR
OOP $3.50

Gillette Fusion ProGlide
Paid $8.41-$4 Coupon from 8/1 P&G= Got back $5 RR
MM of $.59

Alive Multivitamins
Paid $8.50-$1 Coupon from here= Got back $10 RR
MM of $2.50

Complete Multipurpose Solution
Paid $6.79-$2 Coupon from here= Got back $8 RR
MM of $3.21

Bayer Aspirin AM
Paid $4.24- $3 Walgreens Coupon from Monthly book- $2 Coupon from 8/1 P&G
MM of $.76

After Tax I basically broke even. I paid $32.23 and got back $29 in RR and $3 Rebate!
My total OOP was $.23!!

Hurry the 15% coupon is only good through tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Target Crazy Food Deals!

There are some crazy awesome coupons at Target.com right now!

Here are the few I chose.

Simply Juice 59 oz container $1 off Target Coupon x2
Bought 2 Simply Lemonade and Simply Raspberry Lemonade
On Price Cut for $1.53 after coupon $.53/bottle x 2= $1.06

Juicy Juice 8 ct. $1 off Target Coupon x2
stacked with $1 off 2 Mfg. Coupon
Price $2.29 after coupon $.79 each x 2= $1.58

Snyder's Pretzels $1 off Target coupon x2
stacked with $1 off mfg. coupon peelie on bag (or 5/23 SS, 6/13 SS, or 7/25 SS)
Price $2.24 and $2.59 after coupons $.24 and $.59= $.83 for two bags of pretzels!

Wonka Candy Bars $1 off Target coupon x2
stacked with $1 off Mfg. Coupon
Price $2.29 after coupon $.29 each x 2= $.58

Chef Boyardee $1 off Target coupon x2
Price $.87 after coupon 2 for FREE!

Bare Naked Granola $.50 Target coupon x2
stacked with B1G1 Mfg. Coupon
Price $3.50 after coupons $1.25 each x 2= $2.50

Paid $7.04 Out of Pocket

This was a funny transaction because the cashier told me wow how long did that take you? I told her I am pretty good at it now, as I have been doing this since February. I told her there are lots of savings blogs out there and I told her about MashupMom.com

Thanks! Hip2Save!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Target Shopping 7/22

Went to Target to look for a few good deals!

Bought 2 bags of Wether's Originals (sugar-free) on price-cut for $1.00 (but register rang them up as $1.97, told the cashier and he adjusted the price down). Used 2 $1.00 off coupons from the 5/9 SS.

Bought 2 boxes of Clairol Nice n' Easy Root Touch Up on sale for $4.49.
Used the $5 /2 Clairol Hair Colors Target Regional Coupon insert from 6/27
Plus, used 2 $2/1 Nice n' Easy Root Touch-Up coupons from 7/4 PG (Proctor and Gamble)
FREE Hair Dye! (actually 2 cents in overage!)

Bought 2 boxes of Clairol Natural Instincts hair color on sale for $5.99
Used the $5/2 Clairol Hair Colors Target Regional Coupon insert from 6/27 again
Plus, $5/2 Mfg. coupon from 7/11 RP
Making these only .99 a box!! A cool thing about these too, was that I found one with a full size bottle of Pantene attached for FREE! And another with a free volume express mascara a $6.79 value!

Bought 1 Clean & Clear facial product for $3.49
Used a Target Coupon found on Target.com for $1 off any Clean and Clear
And go here and sign up and print a $2 off coupon.
TOTAL: $.49!

Ended up spending $2.49 plus tax for 2 bags of candy, face wash, mascara, shampoo, and 4 boxes of hair dye.

Would have had a pic, but alot of this stuff I gave to my mom.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stores I love and why.

Don't you just love it when you have a mfg. coupon for something and it is on sale?

Well, what if you have a mfg. coupon for something, it is on sale and there is a store coupon too!!

HAPPY DANCE! This calls for some very cheap stuff!

Stores that have this awesome thing, are Walgreens, with their monthly savings book or there store coupon that are in the weekly ad.

Meijer has Meijer mealbox that are found online under special offers.

Target has printable coupons at Target.com, some are mfg coupons here, but most are store coupons!

When I shop Target lately, I have been only buying things from them, if I have a Mfg. Coupon and a store coupon stacked for the item.

If you have any questions about anything leave a comment and I will be happy to help!

How I do it!

When I purchase something from Walgreens that generates a register reward, instead of rolling my register reward at Walgreens I like to take my register rewards to Jewel or Meijer or Dominick's to bring the cost of my groceries down.

For example:

This week at Walgreens Colgate Total is $3.49 with a $3.49 RR back. Make this deal sweeter by using a $1 off coupon from the 7/11 SS. There are even internet printables for .75 off.

I took my $3.50 RR this week to Jewel and used my RR and another $2 off produce coupon. To get everything seen below for .89.
$1.69 Turkey Franks
$.98/lb. Grapes- bought a little under 2 lbs.
$1.00 a bag peas
$.50 Cucumber
So, got the grapes and cucumber free from my $2 produce coupon.
And my register reward brought the cost of my hot dogs, and bags of peas down to only .89!

One last note: Register Rewards are really cool at Jewel, because you can use as many as you want, as long as you don't go into tax (although some stores don't mind if you go into tax, and once I actually got some money back from the self check out)

If you use Register Rewards at Meijer or Dominick's you can only use one register reward per transaction. So, what I like to do is save my higher value RR and use them at Meijer or Dominick's!

Starting Out

If you are starting out to couponing this week...head to CVS and get your Celsius Tea with the $2 Internet Printable, and buy the 2 packages of M&M's. You will pay ~$7 plus tax, but you will get back $8.99 in Extra Care Bucks. Now you will have something to play with every week!!

Also, start buying your Sunday paper, either on Saturday or Sunday from Dollar Tree for only $1! I like to buy 2 copies, because sometimes you need more than one coupon to get a really good deal.
Organize your coupon inserts by month, on top of each insert write the date with a marker so it is easier to find quickly!

Step 1: Keep your coupon inserts from the Sunday paper.
Don't clip all the coupons out that you will need and throw the insert out. Instead clip what you will need that week and then keep the inserts for future sales! You may end up being able to get things for FREE! Or Moneymakers!!

After you clip the coupons you need for that store, put them in a check wallet size keeper, I got both of my organizers at Target.

Happy Couponing!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CVS Shopping 7/18

ALL THIS FOR .96! And got back $11.00

Went to CVS this morning with my $4 off $20 purchase that expires today and my free sanitizing pen coupon that also expires today.

Planter Peanuts $2.50
Pens had a raincheck from last weeks ad when they were 99 cents and get 99 cent ECB
Same thing for the scissors.
Celsius Green Tea (these are pretty disgusting, I bought some when they were also moneymakers at Walgreens, but hey made $2 off of them, so they paid for my Expo Markers) Paid $7.99 with a $7.99 ECB back.
M&M's 2 for $1= $1 ECB = Free M&M's
Xtra Detergent $1.99
Expo Markers $1.99 (there is the $1 off expo coupon but they are for the washable markers, I don't like trying to cheat :P )
Tic Tacs $1.49 x2
Sanitizing Pen $1.99

Total before coupons was $22.42
Used my $4 off $20 purchase for signing up for emails with my CVS card.
Used my Free Sanitizing Pen coupon
Used a $1 off Xtra Detergent from the 6/6 SS (SmartSource)
Used a B1G1 free Tic Tac
Used a $2 off Celsius Coupon from here (I used all my $3 off coupons when I bought it from Walgreens...but they were from the 4/25 SS and the 5/23 SS)

Then I had a 7.99 ECB, and 2.99 ECB and a 1.00 ECB.

My Subtotal was -.04 after tax it was .96 and I got back, a 7.99 ECB for the Tea, 1.00 ECB for the M&M's and $2.00 for the raincheck items.

I want to get milk (in the Chicagoland Area, the milk is 2.69 and get a $1.00 ECB making the milk $1.69 a gallon, also when you buy 5 gallons you get a free gallon of milk!)
and Zegerid OTC 14 ct. $9.99 get $3 ECB later this week.
The Zegerid will be a $7 moneymaker after the mail in rebate from the 6/20 SS (there is also a $4 off coupon for this in the 6/20 SS) So pay $5.99 after coupon, get back the $3 ECB and get back $9.99 through rebate.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CVS MONEYMAKER and FREE Hand Sanitizer Pen

Click HERE for a $2 coupon for Biotrue. This is a monthly deal at CVS.

With the $2 off coupon pay .99 +tax and get $2.99 back... almost a $2 moneymaker.

The limit on this is 2 so you can almost make $4. Enough to buy the groceries I mentioned at Dominick's twice!

Also, there is an Extra Care Twitter Deal through 7/18 for a FREE Hand Sanitizer Pen...Not exactly sure what an Extra Care Twitter Deal is....if you want to do this...

Dominck's/Safeway Cheap Fage Yogurt and FREE Nut Clusters!

I am a visual learner so I like to take pictures! (there is one yogurt missing...I ate it!)

TOTAL with tax: $1.97 (coupon savings- $8, Fresh Value savings- $9.71= Total savings- $19.71)

Let's start with the Nut Clusters....how do you get them for free....well 1st you have to buy 4. Bringing them down to $1.99 a piece. Then you have to print 4 $1.00 off coupons. From Smartsource.com, Target.com, Coupons.com. (Don't forget that you can always press the back button after the coupon has printed and print two!) Also, Dominick's has E-Coupons, just load them right to your Fresh Values Card. Go to Dominick's website and click through to the coupons and load them up, unfortanetly there are only 2 $1 off coupons there for the Nut Clusters, but if you would have known about this earlier there might have been more coupons for these already loaded on your card.

Ok so I didn't have 4 electronic coupons either, so I ended up spending .25 cents a bag for the Nut Clusters not bad at all, considering they are suppose to be 1.99 on sale ;). But if you load those e-coupons from previously, then you should have 4 $1 off e-coupons and 4 $1 off printed coupons making them free!

On to the Fage Yogurt!
Search Fage Yogurt on Facebook, like them, go to the tab Fage offers and print 3 (yes 3 $1 off Fage Yogurt coupons). These are on sale this week for $1.25 making them just .25 cents after coupon. (I ate one at work today...so that is why my 3rd on is missing...) I have to say these are really good with some sugar free chocolate pudding in them! I also used half of the container as sour cream...tastes really close to sour cream, at least the kind I bought did.

Thanks Mashup Mom!

Jewel-Osco & Albertsons, FREE Bread (no longer working) and FREE Produce!!

This is the whole reason I really decided to start this blog! To show you can eat healthy from coupons! Actually I started a diet at the end of May so I have been couponing the best way for my diet!

Went to Jewel (x2) today and used the $2 off produce coupon twice and bought 1 cucumber and 1 bag of baby carrots at one store, and the other bought 3 plums and 3 bananas.

Also in the same transaction used the free loaf of bread from the bakery, bought Vienna bread at one store and a pan Italiano bread at the other.

Oh I should note that one transaction was .39 cents and the other was .26 cents!

How do you get these coupons?

Bummer...I just checked out the bread coupon and it is no longer working....the trials of a couponer, but you can still get $2 off produce!

Just go here https://emailsignup.jewelosco.com/ and type PRODUCE for the promotion code. Go get some free blueberries and anything else you can think of that is around $2! The coupon print is unlimited and the coupon won't expire until 7/26!

Thanks Mashup Mom!

Welcome Shoppers!

Are you tired of spending too much money for your groceries and every day items! You have come to the right place! I started following blogs and couponing in February and I have gotten pretty good at it (I save our family ~$1,000 a month off of retail and usually spend $200 a month on groceries-including diapers, toiletries and everything else). Most of the things I buy now, (unless of course I really need it) are $1 or under, free, or moneymakers! (What you can get paid to take things out of the store?) Yes! Yes you can and it is quite fun too!! I decided to finally start up a blog because I write a notepad every week about what I am going to buy for ubber cheap, so why not share it with all of you (all of you meaning, no one). But who knows maybe some day people will read what I post.

Are you ready to hear about some free stuff!?!?