Monday, March 22, 2010

Cheap Draino alternative!

I was reading a blog and came across nice little recipe to unclog a drain without using Drain. Check it out here

Huggie's Deal @ Safeway!

Ran out tonight for some more of the FF deal....I bought some MA frozen meals today and we had them for dinner. DH said he would take them for lunch and for $.25 each, I ran out late to pick up some more! Also found a good Huggie's deal too!

10 Michael Angelos frozen meals @ $2.50 ea - 5 B1G1F mq
1 Reeses dark choc @ $.89 - $.55 q = FREE chocolate!!
3 Crest toothpaste RC price @ $.99 - 3 $1 mq = FREE
bananas @ $1.42
Huggies diapers Jumbo pack @ $8.99 - $3 mq - $3 eq
- $10 FF cat from earlier today
- $4 cat from HBO deal
Total: $3.26, plus I earned another $10 FF cat!
Not bad for 10 lunches and a package of diapers!

You can load the eq on your card here
I really can't take any credit for this though, Arizona Savings has an awesome blog and she shows some really great deals with eqs. Read her post here about combining them with MQs. I personally have never had a problem and have really enjoyed the overage you can get with these!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Score at CVS!!

I have been out of town and haven't done a lot of shopping lately, but I did make a run out today to CVS since I noticed that their Purex is B1G1F. I still have Purex B1G1F qs left to make for FREE laundry detergent! (Sorry, didn't get a pic before I hurried and put things away while the kids were sleeping!)

YMMV on this one though, my CVS openly takes expired q's and EB's.

8 Purex detergent @ $6.49 ea - B1G1F sale - 4 B1G1F qs (expired) = FREE
6 Glade soy candles @ $3.49 ea - 6 Free qs (expired) = FREE
2 Orbit multi-packs @ $1.50 ea - 2 $1/1 IP = .50 ea (also goes toward buy $10 in easter candy get $3 EB)
2 hairspray @ $2.49 = 4.98
- $5/$20 CVS q
- $4 EB (expired)
- green bag tag scan
Total: $.72 OOP!!

Thanks to a tip by Arizona Savings, I gave my EB before the MQs. Doing this will make the EB cover your tax. If I tried to give it to her after the MQs it would have beeped and only allowed for the amount before tax. Since in AZ we pay tax on the pre-coupon price, this is a great way to reduce your OP.

On a side note, here's a tip I'm learning more and more of. My FP baby monitor stopped working one day- I had the volume up, they transmitter and receiver were on the same channel, they were both plugged in, etc. It just stopped working. Instead of just throwing it away I decided to call the number on the instruction manual. I talked to a nice lady who took my information, got some info about the monitor and what was going on. She said it sounded like the transmitter was bad and ordered me a new one- FREE OF CHARGE!! How awesome is that? It always pays to ask!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Albies $.56 and It Pays to Speak Up!!

I've got a little time tonight so I wanted to post this. Made an Albies run tonight to grab some lettuce that I'm going to need for a salad tomorrow. We are going to a last-minute thing so I wasn't prepared to being this assignment.

1 head iceburg lettuce = $.78 with in-ad coupon
3 ct. romaine head lettuce = $2
2 O Organics yogurt @ $.88 ea - $.50 department discount (the yogurt expire 1/18)- $1 O Organics q (found in the in-store coupon magazine looking thing. It is good on any O Organics frozen or dairy product and good until 1/31/10) = $.24 OVERAGE
- $2 Safeway cat
Total: $.56

Unfortunately, Albies will no longer be taking competitor's coupons after 1/20/10, so if you have some you were planning on using you better do it quick! It's too bad because for me there won't be much motivation to shop there anymore since they don't double q's on a regular basis and unless like all the other grocery stores around here. I am not sure if this applies to the pharmacy as well. I sure hope they will continue to take competitor q's for transfer scripts!

I also wanted to mention something I received in the mail the other day. I received 2- $5 Pampers q's! This came from me sending a quick email to Pampers letting them know that I was disappointed with their Cruisers diapers and that my son leaks out of them every single night (he does not leak out when I have him in Huggies or the regular Pampers). Someone from the company wrote me back and said basically that he should be in a bigger diaper, which I do not agree with, but they sent me the coupons as a good gesture. Yeah! I'll pair them with the sale at CVS for $8.88 and try to find a $5/$20 q for some cheap diapers.

**UPDATE** I found a CVS $5/$20 q here. I would hurry and print it as the one available last week got pulled before the end of the week

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rite Aid Jealousy---Awesome Diaper Deal!

I am so jealous that we do not have a Rite Aid in my area. I was all excited the last time I went to my mom's because I thought she had one by her but it was changed to a Walgreen's. I usually just skim over these deals, but I know there are some of you out there who are fortunate enough to have a Rite Aid, so.......check out this post HERE for details. Looks like you need to act fast as one of the promotions ends this week, but basically she is showing how to get 6 packages of Huggies for as low as $2.49 each!!

Also, has a coupon for $3 off the Comforts brand diapers. These are found at Kroger stores. I bought some a while ago with a $3 peelie and they ended up being $2.99, although I'm not sure what the price is right now. I have to say they were not my favorite, but for cheap diapers I used them!

Hope this helps someone!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Safeway Deals + Diaper Deals

I have to admit with Christmas around the corner I've been trying to wrap up projects around the house on my days off and have not done a ton of coupon shopping. It definitely helps that I have been Christmas shopping throughout the year when a good deal would come along so I am pretty much set without having to do a lot at the last minute.

Safeway has had some good deals lately, they have a good deal on Nabisco crackers wyb5 get $5 off. There are current Nabisco coupons for $1 off any cracker, makes the Cheese Nips FREE and most other crackers $.49. They were out of Cheese Nips at my store so I held on to my q's, promotion ends 1/7/10.

They also have coupons from now until Christmas Eve where there is a free item each day with a $20 purchase (today was dozen eggs, tomorrow is little smokies!). Now is a good time to whip out those coupons for free items to bring your total to $20. Went tonight for some milk (sorry, no picture):

gal milk $2.19
dozen eggs - FREE with Christmas coupon and a $20 purchase
6 Mr. Clean Spray and refill @ $1.99 each wyb3 or more - (3) free spray wyb refill (the computer automatically takes off the original price of $3.99 = all 6 FREE
9 Barilla whole grain pasta @ $1 - (9) $.50/1 mq = FREE
sugar substitute @ $6.99 - FREE mq = FREE
3 bananas @ $.39/lb
6 Lucerne cheese @ $.99 ea - $.30/1 peelies (did 2 separate orders as the limit is 3) = FREE
Total = $4.29 on a gift card

What I can't figure out, and maybe KC can help me since I know you've had tax issues at Safeway before, is why my OOP was so high. My receipt says that tax is $1.24 and since everything else was free except the milk then my total should be $3.43. I don't know!

I've also been asked about diaper deals, this is probably the best one this week at WG's:

Huggies are $8.99 with a $2 RR
Buy 1 @ 8.99
- $1.50 q from SS 11/15 (look around though for other q's you may have, I know I have $2 q's from something)
- $1 WG's coloring book (this was available like back in August, may be hard to find now)
Pay $6.49 and get back $2 RR
Like paying $4.49/pack

Remember not to use your $2 RR from this to buy another pack of diapers as it would not generate another $2 RR. If you don't have the coloring book, $5.49 is a still good deal on Huggie's. My personal 5-star price is $5 or less on brand name diapers, so not a bad deal!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I Have to Apologize.....

...for my absence in posting lately!! I have to admit that everything just caught up with me and between my family, work, husband being in school, church duties, garage sale, potty training, and keeping up with my house I just had to let something go and it has been my blog. So, I apologize for not having posted. I haven't been doing a ton of shopping lately, but I did have RR that I needed to try and roll, so here is what I did yesterday before work (the WG's by my work is awesome and is 24 hr so I can pop in there early in the morning before work). I did about 7 transactions but here is a general breakdown of what I got:

2 Crest toothpaste (with travel size toothpaste) 2/$4 - (2) $1 mq, got $2 RR = FREE
Hydrogen peroxide $.29 (filler)
5 caramels $.33 (fillers....I did plan well enough for the coupon to item ratio so I had to throw these in the use my RR. If I planned better I would have been able to get more hydrogen peroxide or cute cheap Halloween things they have this week.....oh well!)
2 Scope mouthwash 2/$7 - (2) $.75 mq, got $4 RR = $.75 each
5 Robitussin $2.49 - $2 IP, got $2.50 RR = $2.01 MM!
2 Trident layers gum 2/$2 - (2) $.75 IP, got $1 RR = $.50 MM!
5 Gillette razors (this is all my husband uses!) $8.99 - $4 mq, got $6 RR each = $1.01 MM each!
2 Quaker granola bars and 2 Quaker oatmeal 2/$5 - (2) $1/2 mq, got $5 RR = 4/$3
8 Ragu pasta sauce $1.66 - (8) $.50 mq, got back $8 RR = $.16 each (not pictured)
5 Oral B 1-2-3 toothbrushes $3.79 - (5) $1 mq. ** I goofed here because I read somewhere that these were a monthly RR and I realized on the first transaction when the RR didn't print that it was a last week thing. It would have messed me up using my RR if I put them back. I may return them though since it kills me that I pretty much paid full price!**

All in all I spent $62 RR and $13.xx OOP got back $64 RR and a whole lot of things my family will use or can sell at our next garage sale.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Don't Forget About These....

Here's just a quick reminder of some things that you may want to get in on that are expiring soon!

- I know I mentioned this in my previous post, but the Kellogg's Fuel for School rebate has to be submitted by 9/30. Look for the (however disgusting) Cookie dough Pop Tarts that have the free movie tokens on the back to sweeten the deal even more!

- Schwan's $10 in free food expires 9/30 (limit one per address)

- 3M and Post-It Label TMF rebate, must be purchased by 9/30

- Free Beechnut Starter Kit (sure to include some great coupons and samples!)

- Free Mrs. Field's cookie on 10/1 from 11 am-1 pm

- Free Cake Mania game, download from Amazon

- Free Tales of Monkey Island game, download from Amazon

(Thanks, ATS and FrugalSuz)

Catching Up!! CVS, Target, WG's

I have been such a blog slacker this past week! I have really been focusing on catching up on things that have been neglected lately [read: my floors really needed to be cleaned, among other things!], and really haven't been doing much coupon shopping. I do apologize for the lack of posting though! I did manage to work out a few deals though:

Stopped into a WG's I don't normally go to and found the Ghiradelli Luxe chocolate bars on clearance for $.65 from $2.59. The best part is that the September coupon booklet (found by the ads) has a q for $1/2, so only $.15 each!! I snagged 26 of them, plan to use for melting during the holidays. (Believe it or not, I didn't even take them all and I showed another lady the deal so she got some too!). Look out for other chocolate clearance, I saw Hershey's Bliss on clearance for $1.29 and there are $1 mq's out there.
26 chocolate bars @ $.65 - $13 from WG's $1/2 q (you only have to give them one 1 and it will take off $1 for every 2 you buy)
Total: $4.02

10 Pop Tarts clearanced to 1.28 - .75 Target q - $1/2 mq
4 Rimmell mascara (only show 1) @ 2.24 - $2 mq
Pumice stone (not on sale or q, but I really need this for hard water marks on my toilets)
Huggie's wipes @ 1.47 - $1.50 Huggie's IP (no longer available but has a $2 on any diaper product q)
Comet @ .89
Total: $5.36, paid with a g.c.
++I will submit the Pop Tarts for the $10 Kellogg's rebate, so essentially a $9.70 MM!!
If you haven't done this rebate already, remember the last day to have your stuff postmarked is 9/30!

1 Contour glucose monitors, raincheck to $14.99
Hefty trash bags @ 9.49 - $2 mq
Revlon eye shadow @ 6.19 - $3 CRT - $1 mq (could have used 2 if I had them with me)
- $5/$30 email
- $3 EB
Total: $3.52, paid with a g.c.
++ I earned $10 EB for the Contours

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Target & Costco Price Codes!

My sis came across this site that lists the price codes for Target & Costco. I knew some of this already but found it interesting. This will be helpful with Target clearance to know whether or not it will be marked down again. Hope you find it helpful too!

Price codes- Costco

*ends with .99 is the original price
*ends with ._7 is the first markdown
*ends with .88 is the second markdown
*ends with .00 is the final markdown before it is sent out and sold to a local salvage company.
* Items with an asterisk (“ * ”) will on the price sign will not be re-stocked.

Pricing codes at Target

*Items with prices ending in $__._9 are the regular price
*Items with prices ending in $__,_8 are discounted
*The small numbers in the top right corner of the price tag indicate the percentage discount you’re getting off of the regular price (for example, if you see “75”, that’s 75% off the regular or original price)
*if the price ends in a 4, such as $5.94, that signifies that it is the last time an item will be marked down
*if you see " * " it mean this item have more than one location somewhere on salefloor like endcap

Albies Old El Paso Catalina Dea ++ Ad Matching at Targetl!

I made a trip to Albies to use some Target cereal q's before they expired today. I also came across a great deal on Old El Paso products. This week Albies has the Old El Paso products $.75 wyb 6. Well, it just so happens that wyb 6 OEP products a $3 catalina prints! There is also a $.60/2 q on Print 3 of these (you'll need access to more than 1 computer as you can only print 2 per computer), pay $2.70 and get back a $3 catalina. Remember, these catalinas are not like WG's RR that do not allow you to buy the same items and get another catalina. If you purchase 6 items and use a $3 catalina from a previous purchase you WILL get another $3 catalina!!

I also stopped by Target and got a few things (sorry, don't have a pic right now):
6 GM cereal cups @ $1 - (6) $1 Target q's
2 Glade Room & Air freshener @ 3.29- (2) $2 Target q's (found on bottles) and (1) B1G1F mq
Clearanced flip flops @ $1.74
Total = $1.52

I stopped by Guest Services to clarify their ad matching policy. Unfortunately, it sounded like it would vary GREATLY from person to person and it may be harder than even price matching at WalMart (which, if you haven't noticed, I avoid whenever possible!)

She told me that the don't price match % off, B1G1F, any promotions like Fry's Mega Event (Buy 10 items get $5 off), and will not substitute Target brand items for store brand items on sale. I guess that was kind of expected, BUT then she also told me that if an ad that states that you need a card to get that price they will NOT match it! So, basically that crosses off everywhere but WG's and Albies (when you're talking grocery/drug stores). I was kind of disappointed as I initially saw a lot of great deals in our future but now it seems like it will be harder. She also said that it will definitely be easier to bring your items up to Guest Services and have them do the price matching there, except for produce. Be sure to have them price match your items first, then give coupons.

Good luck and let me know if of your experience with this! :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Emily's Deals!

My sister, Emily, is an awesome couponer and huge supporter of my blog! It's been fun in the last year since she moved close to me to get her addicted to coupons and share deals. She came from the "Land of No Doubles" just as some of you may be in now. Just remember that you can still get some great deals even if your stores don't double coupons! Be sure to check out the PYP board for your state to see your local deals!

Here's what she got:

6 buddy soap
6 colgate
1 johnson and johnson baby lotion
2 baby johnson q-tips
6 skittles
20 cereals

1 96 ct huggies diapers
2 newborn huggies jumbo pack
1 fisher price sandles
20 wipes
2 fabric softener
1 pkg chinette plates
5 secret deoderant
2 cascade detergent (jet dry)
=$25.50 (i think)

Have pictures of your great deals?? Feel free to send them to me! jengirl7@gmail-dot-com