Friday, December 31, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

One last trip to Rite Aid for 2010, here is the recap...

  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent $9.37 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount in 2010: $2736.15
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $272.07

That means for 2010, I saved 90% off of retail prices on household products. In other years I would have spent this elsewhere and easily in the past have spent $272.07 at one time on these items! I also have $13 in + Ups, my $20 gift of savings, $1.08 in my cash envelope, over 1/4 the way to my Resolution Rewards $20 + Up, and $8 coming from my December SCR. I love Rite Aid shopping and am excited to see what the next year holds.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Baby time

Just wanted to let you know that I am having my baby induced tomorrow, so I will be taking off the rest of the year. Please check my sidebar for updates and deals from other blogs. I will be back at the first of the year with a giveaway and more fun stuff. Thanks for reading.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rite Aid 12/26-1/1


Starting 12/26, it is a new month for video values and the January SCR catalog. Inside that catalog, you will notice a new promo/sweeps Resolution Rewards. You will get a bonuse $20 +Up when you spen $100 on participating products, plus a chance to win other prizes. Look for the Buy and $ave logo. I will also highlight these deals.
The reason I fell in love with Rite Aid shopping, because it was so simple...well they have added A LOT of stuff and it is somewhat complicated now, although still great. Read this post by the Maven of Savin' for a thorough tutorial on Rite Aid shopping and how to maximize and stretch your dollar!
Freebies:
  • Gillette Clinical Deodorant $7.99
  • Use $3/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • Stack with $3/1 from flu book
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$1.01 overage!
Deals:
  • Pampers $8.88
  • Use $1.50/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • Get $1 +Up
  • =$6.38

  • Pantene 2 for $7
  • Use B1G1 Free coupon from 11/28 P&G or $3/2 from 12/26 P&G
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =as low as $1.25 each

  • Dayquil or Nyquil $5
  • Use $3/2 from 12/26 P&G (must buy both Dayquil and Nyquil...this is listed WRONG in the ad!)
  • Stack with Free puffs when you buy Dayquil and Nyquil from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $2 + Up ( will get 2 if you buy both)
  • =$3 for 3 products!

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9.97
  • Use $4/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =97 cents

  • Duracell $8.88
  • Use $1.50/1 from 12/12 RP
  • =$7.38
  • *get $5 + Up when you spend $15 on Duracell

  • Secret Clinical Deodorant $7.99
  • Use 0.50/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • Stack with $3/1 from flu booklet
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$1.49

  • Gillete or Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash, or Old Spice Body Spray 2 for $8
  • Use B1G1 Free coupon from 12/26 P&G (one for Gillette deodorant, one for Old Spice body spray, one for buy 1 Old Spice Deodorant, get free Old Spice Body Wash)
  • Get $3 + Up on 2
  • =50 cents each!

  • Metamucil $9.99
  • Use $2/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • $5 SCR
  • =$2.99

  • Efferdent $1.99
  • Use 0.75/1 from 12/5 SS
  • =$1.24

  • Clear Care Contact Soultion Twin Pack $13.99
  • Use $5/1 from 10/17 SS
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$6.99

  • Gerber Good Start Formula $19.99-$23.99 (this is regular retail, so if you are gold level wellness, you will get 20% off)
  • Use $3/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Stack with any Gerber Formula Checks you might have
  • $5 + UP when you buy 2

  • Gerber, Bright Starts, or 1st year products B1G1 50% off
  • Use various coupons from 11/14 RP, facebook (no longer available) or check your stash
  • $3 + Up when you buy $10

  • Tons of B1G1 Free on Vitamins and Supplements
  • Get $1 or $2 or $3 + UPs when you buy 2

  • Tugaboos Baby Wipes 2 for $11
  • $3 SCR on 2
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$3.50 each

Buy & $ave Promo:
  • Nivea Body Wash $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 RP
  • =$2.99
  • *$10 + UP when you buy $20 worth of Nivea

  • Nivea Lip Care 2 for $4
  • Use B1G1 Free from 12/5 RP
  • or Use $2/2
  • =$1 each
  • *$10 + UP when you buy $20 worth of Nivea

  • Nivea Lotion $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 RP
  • =$4.99
  • *$10 + UP when you buy $20 worth of Nivea

  • L'oreal Infallible Cosmetics $3 off retail
  • Use various coupons from 11/14 RP
  • *$5 + UP when you buy $15 worth of L'oreal

  • L'oreal Everstrong or Everpure $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/24 RP
  • Stack with $1/1 from flu booklet
  • =$3.99
  • *$5 +Up when you buy $15 worth of L'oreal

  • L'oreal Go Clean Cleanse $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 RP
  • =$4.99
  • *$5 + Up when you buy $5 worth of L'oreal

  • Revlon Color Stay Lipcolor $7.99
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$4.99

  • Prevacid $19.99
  • Use $4/1 from Dec All You
  • Get $10 + Up
  • =$5.99

  • Excedrin $6.99
  • Use Free coupon if you got one in the mail
  • =FREE, plus counts $6.99 towards your Resolutions Reward

  • Glade Tough Odor Aerosol 2 for $5
  • Use $2/2 from Sept. All You
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

  • Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent $4.99
  • Use $1/2
  • Get $2 + Up (should get $4 if you buy 2)
  • =$2.49 each

Get Your Game on Promo: Buy $20 of these P&G products, get $5 via wellness + (not exactly sure what that means?)
  • Tide $10.97
  • Use $1/1 from 12/26 P&G
  • =$9.97

  • Bounty or Charmin $12.97
  • Use 0.25/1 from 12/26 P&G (check your stash...I have $1/1 for both of these products, the 25 cent coupons are just insulting!)
  • Stack $1.50/1 from flu book for Charmin
  • =as low as $10.47

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

  1. Added $4.99 from Nov. SCR and my $20 Gift of Savings (by the way, Rite Aid will automatically email you 1 time coupon link once you have entered (and qualified for) your info in the SCR online form).
  2. Spent 0.75 cents from my cash envelope
  3. Retail Amount to Date: $2683.32
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $272.07

*I am going to try and hit Rite Aid one more time before 2011 and my new baby comes! Then we will do the yearly total, it should be impressive!

Fred Meyer Twilight Deals

If you have a Twilight fan on your list, Fred Meyer has a couple of great deals.

  • Use in ad coupon to buy any Mattel Twilight dolls for $14.99 (down from $24.99), you may also be able to score an extra 10% off toys. I think this would make a fun White Elephant or gag gift too!
  • Use in ad coupon for $4 off any DVD, stack that with the $8/1 Twilight Eclipse coupon and you should be able to get the Eclipse DVD for at least 1/2 off. (Online prices from $21-32 depending on special features)

Albertsons 12/22-12/24

Most of the Albertsons deals are the same as last week, however they did release some new store coupons and there are double coupons good through 12/24. You should be able to pick up a copy of both at the customer service desk.

Coupons:

  • Cinnamon rolls 99 cents, 4 count
  • Albertsons Sugar 5 lb bag, $2.49
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers 3 for $5, use $1/1 from 11/14 SS or $1/2 from coupon booklets in store=67 cents per box!
  • Tillamook Brick Cheese $4.99
  • Albertsons Sliced Bacon $2.49/lb
  • Save $1 when you buy 2 Mrs. Smith's Pies, (Pies are B1G1 Free)

*Last week these pies where free when you bought an Edwards Premium Pie and my store even had them buy an Edwards Premium Pie, get 2 free Mrs. Smith's Pies...so you might be able to score a really good deal.

  • homelife Bath Tissue $4.99, 12 count

*Also, the Albertsons weekly email coupon is $1 off Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles, stack this with 2 $1/1 from 10/31 RP and 2 double coupons and you can score free sausage...thanks coupon connections nw.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Macy's One Day Sale 12/21-12/22


The last One Day Sale before Christmas is today and tomorrow. There is a
$10/$25, which is good until 7AM-1 PM both days of the sale. Highlights include:

  • Extra 50% off fashion clearance
  • Extra 40% off home clearance
  • Tons of jewelry deals (extra 15% off selections)
  • Seiko & Citizen watches $99
  • 60% off Men's and Women's Outerwear
  • $11.99 Men's Dress Shirts
  • Classic Men's Suits $99.99
  • 60% off Women's Sweaters and Tops
  • Many free gifts with fragrance purchase
  • Holiday Girls Dresses $14.99
  • 60% off Holiday Trim
  • 50% off, plus extra 15% off Luggage sets

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Rite Aid 12/19-12/24

*This is the last week to watch video values for December.
*This is also the last week to earn your gift of savings, up to $20 for spending over $100, BEFORE coupons!
*Also you only have until the 31st to get your Wellness Level. If you reach gold you will get 20% off regular prices all through 2011!
Freebies:
  • Single Serve Candies, Mars, M&M, Hershey's, and Reese's 4 for $2
  • Use B1G1 Free Reese's coupon from 12/12 SS
  • Can also use 0.25/1 Skittles coupon from video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 4
  • as low as Free for Reese's!




Deals:

  • Duracell $8.77
  • Use $1.50/1 from 11/14 or 12/12 RP
  • Get $1 + Up
  • *Spend $15 on Duracell get $5 SCR

  • Hershey's Kisses, Reese's or Miniatures 2 for $5
  • Use B2G1 Free from 12/5 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 video values (one for each kind of candy)
  • Get $1 + Up on 2

  • Hershey's Pot of Gold $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 SS
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =99 cents
  • *I saw some of these last week, they were being held for a "rain check" but hopefully they will have some more in!

  • Nivea Lip Care 3 for $5
  • Use B1G1 Free from 12/5 RP
  • Get $1 + Up on 3
  • =76 cents each!

  • Hot Wheels 2 for $1

  • Almay Eye $5.99
  • Use $2 video value coupon
  • $2 SCR
  • =$1.99

  • Breathe Right Nasal Strips $9.99
  • Use $2.50/1 from 10/17 RP
  • Stack with $2 video values
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$3.49

  • Dayquil or Nyquil 2 for $8
  • Use 2 $1.50/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Use B2 get free Puffs tissues coupon
  • Get $3 + Up on 2
  • =$2 for 3 products!

  • Motrin PM
  • Use $2 in ad coupon
  • Use $2/1 from 11/21 SS
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$7 off product!

  • Clearasil Overnight
  • Use $5 in ad coupon
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =$7 off product!

  • Glad Trash Bags 2 for $13
  • Use 2 $2/1
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • Get $1 SCR on 2
  • =$3.50 each!

  • GE light bulbs 25% off
  • Use $2/2 video values coupon (deco)
  • $1 SCR on Decorative lightbulbs
  • $1 + Up (should get 2 if you buy 2)
  • =$5 off 2

  • GE softwhite or long life bulbs 2 for $4
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

  • Cottage Inn Broth 88 cents
  • Use 0.50/1 from video values
  • =38 cents!

  • Uncle Ben's Rice $1.99
  • Use 0.75/2
  • Use 0.30/1 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up (should get 2 if you buy 2)
  • =47 cents each!

  • Crest 99 cents
  • Use 0.75/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • =24 cents!

  • Colgate 99 cents
  • Use 0.75/1 from 12/5 SS
  • =24 cents!

  • Halls 99 cents
  • Use $1/2 from 11/7 SS
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • =24 cents each!

  • Pillow Pets $19.99
  • Use $2 video values coupon
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$15.99

*Again, this is a huge ad...I will post more deals as I come across them.

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Albertsons 12/15-12/24


In ad coupons:

  • Albertsons Butter Quarters $1.99 each, limit 2
  • Save $3 on Butterball Fresh Whole Turkey (clip out, doesn't expire until 1/1/11)
  • 4 Loreal coupons ($2 each)
  • $2/2 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats
Deals:
  • Navel Oranges 48 cents/lb
  • Del Monte canned veggies 50 cents
  • Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Mushroom 59 cents, use 0.25/4 from 11/7 SS or $1/4=as low as 34 cents each
  • Swanson Broth 59 cents, use $1/3 from 11/7 SS=26 cent each
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese 99 cents, use $1/1 printable (if you have it, no longer available) or $1/2=as low as free!
  • Kraft Shredded Cheese $2, use $1/1 from 11/21 SS (touch of Philly) or 0.55/1 from Dec All You (Parmesan)or $1/2=as little as $1
  • Dreyer's Ice Cream B1G1 Free, use $1/2 from Oct All You
  • Bone in Ham 99 cents/lb
  • Nabisco Crackers $1.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 SS or $1/2 from Nabisco Coupon booklets in store=as low as 99 cents!
  • Nestle Cookie Dough $2, use $1/1 or $1/1 fom 10/3 RP=$1
  • Green Peppers 69 cents
  • Swiss Miss Cocoa $1, use $1/1 from Safeway coupon book=Free
  • Dole Pineapple 99 cents
  • Albertson's Diced Green Chiles 69 cents
  • Covergirl $2.50, use $2/2 fom 11/28 P&G=$1.50 each
  • Gerber Grad Puffs, Snacks or Entrees $1.99, Use B2G1 Free from facebook (no longer available)=$1.33 each
  • Ziploc 2 for $4, use $1/2 from 12/5 SS=$1.50 each
  • Finish Quantum $2.99, use $1/1=$1.99 each
  • Cool Whip $1, use $1/2= 50 cents each!
  • Chex Cereal $2, use $1/2 from 11/14 GM=$1.50 each
  • Ronzoni Pasta $1, use $1/1 from 10/3 SS or $1/1 from Nov. 1 Women's Day=FREE!

Promos:

  • Buy 1 Edwards Premium Pie ($5.99) get 1 free Mrs. Smith's Pie, no limits
  • Buy 2 $50 MasterCard Gift Cards, get $5 catalina
  • Buy Despicable Me DVD or Blu-ray, get 1 box Pepperide Farm Baked Naturals or Distinctive Crackers Free
  • Buy 3 TGI Friday's Appetizers, get 1 Free, 3 for $9 use 4 $1/1 from 11/7 SS (Sliders)=$1.25 each!

Catalinas:

  • Solo Cups, Plates, and Bowls $2.99, Buy 2 Get $1.00 catalina, Buy 3 Get $2.00 catalina, Buy 4+ Get $3.00 catalina, through 12/19

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

Rite Aid is smoking hot this week! So many money makers, some you don't even need coupons for! Everything in the picture below was a money maker!!!

  • Air Wick Candles B1G1 Free, priced at $5.99. When you buy $10 worth of Air Wick get $3 + Up, Use 4 $3/1 from 11/14 SS=after coupons -2 cents, after + Ups $3.02 money maker!
  • Colgate Sensitive $3.50, use 0.75/1 from 12/5 SS, get $3.50 +Up=75 cents money maker!
  • Hormel Complete $1.99, use $1 flu book coupon, get $1 + Up=1 cent money maker!
  • Advil $4.99 (4 day sale price), use $1/1 from 12/12 RP, Use $1 video value coupon, get $1 + Up, and $1 SCR, AND $3 + Up for (4 day sale price)=$2.01 money maker!

No coupons needed:

  • Rite Aid Tape B1G1 Free $1.49 for 2, get $2 +Up=51 cent money maker!
  • Revlon Beauty Tools 40% off, Emery Boards 75 cents each, get $1 SCR and $2 + Up on 2=$1.50 money maker!
  • "Great Value Toys" 25% off, get $2 + Up for each toy, these figures and some puzzles are priced at 99 cents, so ring up at 74 cents each=I paid for 6 and got $12 + Up back, so $7.56 money maker!
  • *There are plenty of all these still available too!
So what did I do with my overage...got Huggies, Kushyfoots, 2 Nestle 24 pack waters, Oreo cookies, and Dixie plates


My huge receipt! I got back $28.50 in + Ups, plus I will get $2 SCR and this will put me over the top for my gift of savings! I did use $3 + Ups to pay (so adding that back in)....so the net for this trip was $3.67, of which $2.40 was bottle deposits!


  1. Didn't add any to my rebate envelope
  2. Spent $31.17 out of pocket...I wanted to get some of these money makers and I wanted to make sure I got my gift of savings. (Retail this week would have been $102.06)
  3. Retail Amount to date: $2611.11
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $272.07

Oh, I love shopping trips like this!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rite Aid 4 day Sale 12/15-12/18

Freebies:
  • Advil Congestion Relief $4.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/12 RP
  • Stack with $1 video value coupon
  • $1 SCR
  • Get $3 + Up
  • = $1.01 overage!

Deals:

  • Zegerid $18.99
  • Use $4/1 from coupons.com or Oct All You
  • Stack with $2 video values coupon
  • Get $6 + UP
  • =$6.99

  • Zicam $7.99
  • Use $2/1 from May or June All You or 10/24 SS
  • Get $5 + UP
  • =99 cents!

  • Bayer Aspirin 2 for $4
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 10/24 RP
  • Get $1 +Up on 2
  • =50 cents each!

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9.49
  • Use $4/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =49 cents!

  • Dove Chocolates $2.88
  • Use $1/2 from 11/14 RP
  • Stack with $1/2 video values
  • Get $1 + UP (should get 2)
  • =88 cents each!

  • Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from coupons.com
  • Get $2 + UP on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Purex 3 in 1 B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $1/1
  • Stack with $1 video values coupon
  • =$3 off 2

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

New Gerber Coupons

Gerber did it again, I guess this will be a weekly thing! There are 3 new facebook coupons. Just head over and like them then print, these are bricks coupons, so you can print 2 of each.

  1. B1G1Free Gerber Instant Cereal
  2. $1/3 NatureSelect 2nd foods
  3. $1/3 NatureSelect 3rd foods

* Also there is a current catalina at Fred Meyer and Safeway

•Buy any 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Foods Purees between 12/03-12/26
•Spend $10- $19.99 receive $5 Cat
•Spend $20-$24.99 receive $7 Cat
•Spend $25 or more and receive $10 Cat

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rite Aid 12/12-12/18


Again, this ad is a beast, 24 pages with tons of gift/decor/candy deals. I am only going to list my favorite ones. However, two things to consider as you finish your holiday shopping, 1) if you are close to earning you Gold Wellness Rewards, do it before December 31...that way you will have 20% regular prices all through 2011! You can check your balance here. 2) The Gift of Savings has been changed to calculate totals BEFORE coupons! They will also be adjusted previous receipts you may entered to reflect this!
Freebies:
  • Halls Refresh 2 for $3
  • Use 0.75/1 from Oct All You and $1 from Nov. All You
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • 25 cents overage!

  • Similac Liquid 32 oz $4.99
  • Use $5/1 from 12/5 RP
  • =FREE!
  • *Update, the coupon is for concentrated, and that is priced at $10.99, sorry :(

  • Hormel Compleats $1.99
  • Use $1/1 from flu booklet
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =Free!

  • Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $3.50
  • Use 0.75/1 from 12/5 SS
  • Get $3.50 +Up
  • =75 overage!

Deals:

  • Holiday M&Ms 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =2 for $3

  • Duracell $8.77
  • Use $1.50/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $1 + Up
  • *Qualifies for Spend $15 get $5 SCR
  • $3.77 per pack, when you buy 2

  • Scotch Tape Roll 99 cents

  • Rite Aid Envelopes and Tape B1G1 FREE
  • Get $1 + Up
  • *Some tape is reported as being a money maker!

  • Pillow Pets $19.99
  • Use $2 Video Values coupon
  • =$17.99

  • 12 month photo calendar $19.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$17.99
  • *Qualifies for extra $5 gift certificate on Gift of Savings when you spend $25 in photo products.

  • Sans SD card or Flash Drive $24.99
  • $5 SCR
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$17.99

  • Oral B Rechargeable Toothbrush $21.99
  • Use $10/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =$6.99

  • Terry's Chocolate Orange 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 11/21 SS
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =2 for $3 (did you get that Santa?)

  • Advil Congestion, Cold & Sinus, or Allergy Relief
  • Use $1 in ad coupon
  • Use $1/1 from Nov. All You or 11/14 RP
  • $1 SCR
  • Get $1+ UP
  • =$4 off product!

  • Luvs Big Box $16.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$13.99

  • Huggies $8.99
  • Use $3/1 from 12/5 SS (Pure and Natural)
  • =$5.99

  • Johnson & Johnson, Band-Aid, and Neopsporin Products 20% off
  • Get $3 + Up when you spend $10
  • Submit for free book when you buy 3 Band-Aid, Neosporin, or Purell Products

  • Russel Stover Boxed Chocolates B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 12/12 SS

  • Revlon Beauty Tools 40% off
  • $1 SCR
  • Get $2 + Up on 2

  • Dixie Plates B1G1 Free
  • Use $2/2 from video values

  • Libman Cleaning 40% off
  • Use $2 coupon from video values

  • Nestle Pure Life Bottled Water 2 for $8
  • Use $1/2 from coupons.com
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$2.75 each

  • Air Wick B1 G1 Free
  • Get $3 + UP when you buy $10
  • Use $3/1 from 11/14 SS (candles)

  • Kushy Foot B1G1 50% off
  • Use 2 $2/1 from video values (Nov. there were 2)

  • Ecotols Bath Care B1 G1 50% off
  • $5 + Up when you buy 2
  • =possibly free or money maker!

  • Derma or eclos Skin Care
  • Use $3 in ad coupon
  • $2 SCR
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =possibly free or money maker!

Hersheys Promo: Spend $15 get $5 + Up

  • Kisses 2 for $5
  • Use B2 G1 Free from 12/5 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 video values
  • =$3 for $5

  • Hershey's Bliss 2 for $6
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 SS
  • =$2

  • Hershey's Drops, Reese's Minis and Reese's Pieces 2 for $5
  • Use 0.50/1 from 9/12 SS
  • Stack with $1 from video values (Nov)
  • =$1.00

  • Hershey's Pot of Gold $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 SS
  • =$2.99
  • *Note MOST stores are completey out of these!

  • Hershey's or Cadbury Large Bars 4 for $5

  • Ice Breakers Frost Mints 2 for $3
  • Use 0.50/1 from video values Nov? (not sure if this will work)

Lots of deals, I am sure I missed MANY, if you find something good, please let us know. Also, check back later this week for the 4 day ad deals!

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Macy's National Believe Day

Today's is National Believe Day at Macy's. Write a letter to Santa (stamped) and bring it to the mail box outside any Macy's. For every letter received Macy's will donate $1, up to $1,000,000 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Today is Double Donation Day and for every letter put in a Macy's mailbox, Macy's will donate an extra $1 to the Make a Wish Foundation. What a great way to give back and help your child with a fun holiday tradition. Tune into the CBS Early Show for letter count updates. Also, be sure to watch CBS on Friday, December 17 for a new animated version of "Yes, Virginia".

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

Funny story to tell you...remember how when I went on Thanksgiving, the cashier adjusted my "free" coupons by subtracting the amount of + Up rewards, so I was just getting them for free, not a money maker. Well, I wrote a nice email to corporate just asking if this was a new policy I didn't know about, I don't want to be breaking rules or informing people wrong. Anyway, they wrote back and said that she should have given me the full purchase price of the item off, not the purchase price minus the + Ups. This was fine with me, I had my answer and knew I was doing things right.

When I went to Rite Aid yesterday, the cashier that helped me before was looking for Hershey's Pot of Gold for me (FYI: both Roseburg stores out and have been since Thanksgiving ...) and she said, "By the way, we owe you a $2 refund from those coupons before." Vindication! But just so you know, every email you write to corporate does get sent right back to the store, which is a good thing. Although I never intended for anyone to get singled out, it is nice to have the policies clarified for everyone.

  1. Added $2 refund to my envelope ;)
  2. Spent $1.10 from my cash envelope (my gift of savings is sad...)
  3. Retail amount to date: $2509.05
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $240.90

Albertsons 12/8-12/14


In Ad coupons: (store)


  • Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 79 cents, stack with 0.60/3 from smartsource.com=59 cents each

  • Banquet Dinners 79 cents

  • Albertsons Whipped Topping 79 cents

  • Albertsons Ice Cream $2.29

  • Freschetta Pizza $3.99

  • Stouffer's Party Size Entrees $7.99, use 0.75/1 from 9/26 RP=$7.24

Manufacturer's coupon:



  • Free bag of candy when you buy 2 bags of Hershey's Kisses, Rolos, Reeses, Kit Kat, York, or Cadbury Candy
Deals:


  • Red Grapes 99 cents/lb

  • Farm Stand Bagged Apples $1.99

  • Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese 3 for $5

  • Salmon Portions $1 each

  • Navel Oranges 99 cent/lb

  • Cucumbers 69 cents each

  • Langer's Apple Juice $2.39, use $1/1 from 11/14 SS=$1.39

  • Tillamook Cheese $4.99, use $1/1 facebook coupon=$3.99

  • Welch's Juice Cocktail $2.29, use $0.75/1 from 9/12 SS=$1.54

  • Old Orchard Juice 4 for $5, use $1/4=$1 each
  • Onions 49 cents/lb
  • Celery 89 cents
  • Lots of B1G1 Free Meat Deal (pork and beef)

  • Huggies $9.99, use $3/1 or $2/1 from 12/5 SS=as low as $6.99
  • all Detergent $3.99, use $1/1 from 12/5 RP=$2.99
  • Hefty Zoo Pals $1.50, use $1/2 from coupons.com and Buy 2 Get 1 Free=67 each when you buy 3 (hopefully they will let you use both coupons together, but it depends on your cashier).

Promos:

  • Buy Shrek Forever DVD or Blu-ray, get 2 Free Pop Secret Premium Popcorn and 1 Free Milk Duds/Good and Plenty/Whoppers/Reese's Pieces
  • Buy $100 in gift cards, get $10 catalina
  • Save $5 instantly when you buy 10 participating products (prices listed after discount)
  1. Fuze, smartwater, or vitamin water 75 cents
  2. Pillsbury Cake Mix or Blue Bonnet Margarine 49 cents
  3. Pillsbury Cookie Mix 99 cents, use 0.50/1 from 11/7 RP=49 cents
  4. Pillsbury Frosting 99 cents, use 0.40/1 from 11/7 RP=59 cents
  5. Albertsons Flour 99 cents
  6. Pillsbury Mini or funfetti Brownie Mix $1.49, use 0.40/1 from 9/26 RP=$1.09
  7. Hershey's Baking Chips $1.49, use $1/2 from 11/14 SS=99 cents each
  8. Pillsbury Easy Frost $1.49, use $1 from coupons.com=49 cents
  9. Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk $1.49, use 0.55/1 from 11/7 RP=94 cents
  10. Jif Peanut Butter $1.49
  11. Darigold Butter $2.99, use 0.40/1 from 11/14 SS=$2.59
  12. Pam Cooking Spary $1.99, use $1/1 from Safeway coupon booklet=99 cents
  13. Wesson Oil $1.99, use $1/1 from Safeway coupon booket=99 cents
  14. Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers or Complete Meals $1.99
  15. Reddi-whip$1.99, use 0.35/1 from 11/14 SS=$1.64
  16. Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers or Marie Callender's Homestyle Creations $1.99, use $1/1 from 10/24 SS=99 cents
  17. Marie Callender's Fresh Flavor Steamers, Large Pot Pies, Dinners $1.99
  18. Marie Callender's Bakes $4.49
  19. Kid Cuisine $1.49
  20. Healthy Choice Select Entrees, Lunch Steamers, Natural Entrees $1.49
  21. La Choy Creations $2.49, use $1.50/1 from Nov All You=99 cents
  22. La Choy Bi-Pack Dinenrs $2.49
  23. Simply Orange or Minute Maid Enhanced Juice $2.99
  24. Coca-Cola Soft Drink 12 pack $3.49

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rite Aid 4 Day Sale 12/8-12/11



I don't see any spectacular deals, but some decent deals on Christmas decor and a few stocking stuffers.


Deals:



  • Pre Lit Trees $19.99
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$16.99



  • Miniature Lights 100 count 2 for $5
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$2 each


  • Miniature Lights 200/300 count $7.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$5.99

  • Charlie Brown Christmas Tree $9.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$7.99

  • Poppycock $1.88
  • Use 0.75/1 from 11/14 RP
  • =$1.13


  • Tresemme $2.99
  • Use $1 from flu book
  • =$1.99

  • Vicks Starry Night Humidifier $34.99
  • Use $5 Video Values coupon
  • Check your stash...I have $2.50/1 from a baby mailer
  • Get $15 + Up
  • =as low as $12.49!



  • Rite Aid Batteries 88 cents

  • Quilted Northern 4 pack B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 0.50/1 from redplum.com



  • Colgate Wisps, Toothbrushes, Toothpastes $1.50
  • Use various coupons (0.40/1 brush, 0.50/1 wisps, and 0.75/1 paste) from 12/5 SS
  • As low as 75 cents



  • GE Reveal Light Bulbs B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 11/21 SS



  • Snuggie $7.99
  • Use $2 video value coupon
  • =$5.99



  • Cold-Eeze $3.99
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =99 cents!
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Gerber Coupon on Facebook


Like Gerber on Facebook and get a coupon for B2G1 Free Gerber Graduate Preschool Meals, while supplies last. (My children happen to love these for a special treat!) It sounds like they are also going to be releasing periodic coupons on their facebook page. Gerber coupons are pretty rare, but there have been an onslaught of them lately....
  • Gerber cereal and formula in the 10/17 SS
  • Gerber formula, cereal, purees, and snacks in the 11/14 RP
  • Gerber children's wear
  • Sign up to get coupons by mail

*Also there is a current catalina at Fred Meyer and Safeway

  • Buy any 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Foods Purees between 12/03-12/26
  • Spend $10- $19.99 receive $5 Cat
  • Spend $20-$24.99 receive $7 Cat
  • Spend $25 or more and receive $10 Cat

Good time to stock up on baby food!

Macy's One Day Sale


Today and tomorrow is a Macy's One Day Sale. There is a $10/$25 to make the deal even sweeter. The sale is 50-85% savings storewide. Here are my favorite deals:
  • 75% off Men's Clearance Dress Shirts and Ties
  • $19.99 Kids Puffer Jackets
  • 60% off kids sleepwear, outerwear, and baby's first Christmas outfits
  • 30-50% off jewelry plus and extra 20% off
  • Extra 50% off fashion clearance
  • Extra 40% off home clearance

New High Value Pampers Wipe Coupon

The other day I was thinking about all the free coupon resources and different ways to get coupons other than the Sunday inserts. One of my favorites is coupons in the mail, I get almost a coupon a day in my mailbox. It is a fun surprise see what comes. I found a new high value wipe, $1/1 Pampers Thick Care Wipes that you can get in your mailbox. Look for a sale and you should be able to score cheap wipes. Here is the link: Pampers coupon

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kmart Doubles Coupons 12/5-12/7: 3 packs of Huggies for $12.97!


UPDATE: did the deal today and everything worked perfectly, including the gift card! The exact wording on the Kmart customer service memo said "consumables" as well as grocery and drugstore!

Kmart is doubling coupons for three days only. You must have a Shop Your Way Rewards card. (can pick one up at register). Hand over your card at the first of the transaction and it will automatically double the first 5 coupons, so have them in the right order :) Here are the rules:
  1. Spend $25 or more in grocery or drugstore merchandise
  2. Amount cannot exceed price (no overage)
  3. You may only purchase 4 of the same item using double coupon.
  4. Excludes B1G1 Free and Kmart coupons.
  5. Limit of 5 coupons per day.

With all these restrictions, I wondered if I could find a deal...but I did.

There is currently a promo for a Free $5 Kmart award card when you by 3 Pampers or 3 Huggies jumbo diapers. They are priced at $9.99 this week, so the best deal is with Huggies.

  1. Buy 3 Huggies $29.97
  2. Use 3 $2/1 coupons from 11/14 or 12/5 SS ($4 x 3=-$12)
  3. Pay $17.97
  4. Get $5 Kmart card
  5. =$12.97 for three packs of diapers, best part come back the next day and repeat only use card and pay $12.97 and get back another $5 Kmart card!

*I am assuming diapers are part of "drugstore" as they were not part of "healthy and beauty" last time. However, I will be going to Kmart tomorrow to confirm this deal and any other promos I may see.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rite Aid 12/5-12/11


*Save all your receipts for the Gift of Savings program, earn up to a $20 gift certificate when you spend over $100. Total is calculated AFTER coupons though.
*Head over to video values to watch videos to earn Rite Aid coupons (stackable!)
*Check you inbox for a quarterly SCR email report, which may have a $3/$15 coupon.
This week's ad is a beast, with tons of Christmas deals. There is also a 4 day ad coming 12/8-12/11, so I am just going to list what I think are the very BEST deals!
Freebies:
  • Chloraseptic $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 SS
  • $2 SCR
  • $1 + Up
  • =1 cent overage!
Deals:
  • Hersheys, Mars, or Reese's Miniatures 2 for $4
  • Use B2Get 1 Free from 12/5 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values (Hersheys or Reeses)
  • Get $1 Up on 2
  • =3 for $2

  • Hershey's Pot of Gold $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 SS
  • Get $2 + Up
  • *Also qualifies for Real Simple Rebate
  • =99 cents, plus rebate offer

  • Charmin $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Stack with $1.50/1 from flu booklet
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$2.49

  • Rite Aid Nuts Cans $3.88
  • $1 + Up on 1
  • $5 +Up on $15
  • $1.63 each when you buy 4

  • Abreva $16.99
  • Use $3/1 from 10/17 RP
  • Stack with $5 video values
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$6.99

  • Halls 2 for $3
  • Use $1/2 from 11/7 SS
  • Stack with 0.50/1 video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =25 cents each!

  • Bio True Contact Solution $8.99
  • Use $1/1 from coupons.com
  • Stack with $1/1 in ad coupon
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =$4.99

  • Nivea Body Wash $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 12/5 RP
  • Get$1 +Up
  • =$1.99

  • Colgate Total $2.99
  • Use 0.75/1 from 12/5 SS
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =24 cents

  • Arm & Hammer Detergent $2.99
  • Use $1/2
  • Get $1 + Up (should get 2)
  • =$1.49 each

  • Cottonelle Wipes $1.99
  • Use $0.50/2 from 11/7 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 video values (Nov)
  • =$1.24 each

  • Glad Trash Bags 2 for $7
  • Use 2 0.75/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • $1 SCR on 2
  • $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1.75 each!

  • Almay Intense I-color B1G1 50% off
  • Use $2 video values coupon
  • $2 SCR

  • The Doctor's Night Guard $19.99
  • $10 SCR
  • =$9.99

  • Purex 3 in 1 B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $1/1
  • Stack with $1 video values coupon
  • Stack with $1 from flu booklet
  • $1 SCR on 2

  • Lysol Wipes 2 for $10
  • Use $1/2 from 11/7 SS (exp. 12/7)
  • $1 SCR on 2
  • Stack with $1 video values
  • $3.50 each (large cannisters)

  • Skittles 50 cents
  • Use 0.25 video values coupon
  • =25 cents!

  • Duracell $4.99 (make sure you look and get the correct size)
  • Use $1.50/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$2.49 each
  • *qualifies for $5 SCR when you spend $15

  • Pampers $18.99
  • Use Buy Big Box get free 72 count wipes
  • $1 + Up
  • =$17.99 for box and wipes

  • Pillow Pets $19.99
  • Use $2 video value coupon
  • =$17.99

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Madcoupons

One of the biggest challenges for me since I started couponing, has been getting the Sunday coupon inserts. Let me explain, first I don't like to buy things on Sunday for religious reasons. Second, our local paper, only carries the P&G and that is not regularly. The "big" paper goes through a distributor and costs $17 a month for delivery and of course I can order more than one paper...for an additional $17 per month! So I am stuck buying it at a corner newsstand on Sunday (for $2.50 each), or hoping I can find one on Monday. Plus I still have to purchase the local paper to get the ads! Huge headache!

Then I found an online distributor, but they only mailed out once a month, so buy the time I got the coupons, some of the deals were gone and some of the coupons were even expired.

Then I found
Madcoupons. It has solved this dilemma for me! They mail out 10 of each insert (so weeks with three you get 30!) for only $10.50 per week. You can also order monthly, the monthly priced is based on the number of weeks the inserts come out, so it varies from $21-$42. The best part is they mail out the coupons on Saturday or Monday, so you still get the coupons the same week! I usually get mine on Wednesday afternoon, so I still have plenty of time to hit the sales! Head on over and read the details and see if this is a good option for you. If you think 10 inserts is too many (it really is a lot...) you can always divide the order with a friend or two when they arrive. You can order each week or each month and see if it is a fit for you. It does not automatically renew.

*If anyone is Roseburg area would like to "split" an order, please contact me. We are working on getting some "share orders" going.

Friday, December 3, 2010

HOT Baby Star 50% off + Free Shipping

Baby Star just released a new coupon code! I ran across Baby Star with my last baby. They have ADORABLE clothes that are made out of natural and organic materials. They are very high quality and quite pricey normally. I love their bright, funky prints. They are also a company based out of Portland, Oregon, so you are supporting a Northwest company. Here is my daughter (2 years ago) in a Baby Star outfit! She got compliments everywhere we went! If you head to Baby Star Sale they have several options already marked down. You could get 2 pants and 2 onesies ($14.99 each) after discount $14.99 for 4 items. They also have 4 "grab bag" options, each comes with a tote bag plus 3-4 other items. Some even have Simple Shoes, which are regularly $24.99 by themselves. You can get these grab bags for $32-$38 (shipped), regularly priced at up to $144 plus shipping! Just enter the code: FESTIVE at checkout to get free shipping and 50% off any order over $25!

UPDATE: you might have to enter FESTIVE twice, once for 50% off and once for free shipping. Make sure it is all capitals!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Potty Training Freebies and Diaper Mailing Lists


I have been trying to get my 2 year old out of diapers by the time the new baby gets here, but she is not interested. Sigh. After 3 go arounds on the whole potty training thing, each kid at a different degree of difficulty, I have decided until they decide they are ready...it is a feeble attempt on my part. However, there are some resources out there that just might be the "thing" that helps them turn the corner.

Pull Ups has a Potty Training DVD, I am not sure if this is a new one or not, but it should comes with coupons and possible a sample. Also keep your eye on houseparty.com for when they start taking applications for the March 5, 2011 Pulls Up House Party. I was selected for this last year, you can read about it here. If your baby is younger, you will still want to collect Enjoy the Ride Huggies Reward points (found in each package). You can use these points to play instant win games, enter sweeps, or redeem for prizes, including high value coupons. Huggies also have boxtops 4 education on every pack, so save those for the schools :)


Easy Ups also have a potty training kit. You can choose between Dora and Diego (girl or boy) and then get samples, coupons, stickers, rewards certificates, and more. Don't forget to save those Pampers Points that are located on every pack of diapers/Easy Ups and pack of wipes. (I have saved through nearly 3 kids now and am saving up for the stroller...only about 1000 away :) I have ordered Legos and DVDs in the past and the kids have loved them.

And for any age baby (even if you are pregnant)...sign up at
huggies and pampers and luvs to get great coupons, period free samples, and special offers delivered right to your mail box. Just today I got a flier from Pampers with coupons for diapers, wipes, Dreft, batteries, and baby meds.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Albertsons 12/1-12/6


A little slower week, but some great promos.

In ad coupons:


  • Shoppers Value Milk $1.99 (limit 2)
  • Albertsons Eggs 99 cents (limit 2)
Deals:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenders $1.69/lb
  • Blueberries, Raspberries, or Blackberries $2 each
  • Fresh Express Salad Kits $2.50, hopefully you have some $1/1 from sweeps game (no longer available) look for 0.75/1 peelies too=as low as $1.50
  • Prego 99 cents, use $1/3 from 10/3 SS=77 cents each (note ad says limit 2, so you third one is at regular price $2.79?)
  • TONS of B1G1 Free Meat deals
  • Fresh Braeburn, Cameo or Gala Apples $1/lb
  • Mangos $1
  • Red Bell Peppers $1
  • Squash or Zucchini $1/lb
  • Pineapple $1/lb
  • Oreos $2.99, use $1/1 Facebook coupon (must also buy milk). Either buy $1.99 milk or do cereal deal below and get free milk=get cookies for $1.99
  • Rubbermaid Takealong Containers B1G1 Free ($3.99 each), use $1/2 from 11/21 SS=$2.99 for 2!


Promos:

  • Free Milk Instantly (up to $4) when you buy 4 Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted or Fruity Pebbles, no coupons that match though :(
  • Get $10 in Free groceries, when you buy $100 in select gift cards.
  • Save $2 Instantly when you spend $10 on Darigold products
  1. Darigold Butter $3.99, use 0.40/1 from 11/14 SS
  2. Lactose Free Milk $2.99, use 0.75/1 from 11/14 SS
  3. Darigold Half & Half or Milk $2.49
  4. Darigold Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese $1.99
  5. Darigold Milk Singles $1, use 0.50/1 from 9/12 SS
  6. Darigold Egg Nog $3.99

Catalinas: Spend $30 or more on select P&G products, get $10 off a gift card (can buy an Albertsons gift card or a Visa card) *Check your stash for mailers or package insert coupons!

  1. Tide $10.99, use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G=$9.99
  2. Tide Stain Release $10.99
  3. Downy $4.99, use $1/1=$3.99
  4. Bounce $4.99, use 0.50/1 from 11/28 P&G=$4.49
  5. Bounce Dryer Bar $4.99, use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G=$3.99
  6. Charmin $9.99, use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G=$8.99
  7. Bounty Giant Roll $9.99, use $1/1 from 10/17 RP=$8.99
  8. Pampers Wipes $5.99, use $2 (off Wipes and diapers) from 10/17 RP
  9. Pampers Diapers $19.99, use $1.50 from 11/28 P&G and buy big box get free 72 count wipes (wipes not part of promo)=$18.49 for diapers, plus free wipes
  10. Bounty Napkins $2.99, use 0.25/1 from 11/28 P&G=$2.74
  11. Mr. Clean Cleansers and Erasers $2.99
  12. Dawn or Ivory Dishwashing Foam or Liquid $2.99, use 0.25/1 from 11/28 P&G=$2.74
  13. Swiffer Refills or Dusters $7.99
  14. Charmin Freshmates Tub $2.50
  15. Febreze Air Effects, Set & Refresh, or Noticeables Warmer $2.69
  16. *Nice 'n Easy $5.99, use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G=$4.99
  17. Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99, use $4/1 from 11/28 P&G=$5.99
  18. *Pantene Products 2 for $7, use B1Get free Shampoo from 11/28 P&G=$3.50 for 2
  19. *Olay Bar Soap or Body Wash $5.99, use B1 Body Wash get free lotion from 11/28 P&G=both for $5.99
  20. *Olay Total Effects or Definity Skincare 20% off, use Buy Moisturizer and Body Wash, get Free Facial Cleanser from 11/28 P&G
  21. Crest $2.50, use 0.75/1 from 11/28 P&G=$1.75
  22. Oral B Brush $2.50, use 0.75/1 from 11/28 P&G=$1.75
  23. Glide Floss $2.50, use 0.75/1 from 11/28 P&G=$1.75
  24. Pringles Super Stack $1.50
  25. *Cover Girl 30% off, use $1/1 and $2/2 from 11/28 P&G

**Cover Girl is part of a separate catalina, spend $10 or more, get $3 cat for your next Covergirl, L'Oreal or Revlon purchase.

Save your receipts for two mail in offers!

  1. $20 rebate offer when you buy $50 worth of Olay, Venus, Covergirl, Secret, Pantene, Herbal Essences, and/or Clairol products (starred above)
  2. $110 in coupons when you buy $50 worth of any P&G products (all qualify)

*Ask for a duplicate receipt/gift receipt at register if you need two receipts.

*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.