Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rite Aid 2/28-3/6

Another week is here. This week also brings the starts of a new SCR catalog and new video values coupons. (Check back on Monday for a list of the new ones.) Check your email inbox, because I received a $3/$15 pdf file and you probably did too. Nice week of deals too!

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave gel $1.99, $1 SCR use $1/1 from 2/7 P&G
  • Carefree Ultra 99 cents, use $1/1. Check your stash lots of $1 coupons from mags and mailers floating around.


  • Gatorade 97 cents, use $1/2 or 0.50/1 (G2) from 1/10 RP=47 cents each
  • Duracell batteries $9.99 get Bounty paper towels free, use $1/1 from 2/7 P&G (Duracell) and 0.25/1 from 2/7 P&G. Both of these items will work towards your $50 total for the P&G coupon booklet (see 2/21 P&G)
  • Almay, buy one get one 50% off. Use 2 $2/1 from 2/7 SS. $5 SCR when you buy 2.
  • Garnier hair car $2.99, use $1/1 from 2/7 RP stack with $1/1 from Feb. video values=99 cents!
  • Listerine Pocket Packs $3.99, $3 SCR, use 0.50/1 from 6/21 SS op 10/18 RP or 1/31 RP.
  • Suave $1.99, $1 SCR, use various coupons from the 1/31 RP. May have to buy two products to use coupons, Limit 1 SCR so final price will vary.
  • Efferdent $5.99, $5 SCR, use 0.50/1 from 6/21 SS or 0.75/1 from 1/31 SS. I use these for orthodontic appliances.
  • Adult Acnomel $6.99, $6 SCR.
  • Anti Monkey Butt Powder $3.99, $3 SCR. This product makes me laugh everytime I see it!
  • Kotex Liners 99 cents, use $1.50/2 from 1/10 SS=2 for 48 cents! Check your stash too, you may have $1 coupons from mailers.
  • Abolene $7.99, use $7 SCR.
  • Proantix $6.99, $6 SCR.
  • Luden's Cough Drops 99 cents , use 25 cent coupons from game of life sweeps.
  • Nivea lip balm 99 cents, use B1g1 Free from 2/7 RP=2 for 99 cents!
  • Always or Tampax $1.99, $1 SCR (limit 1 rebate)
  • Buy Venus Razor get Free Olay Body Wash or Body Lotion (yuck, more free Ribbons! or yeah free Quench! :) use $2/1 from 2/7 P&G (Both P&G products for coupon booklet.)
  • Rite Aid Apple Juice $1.50, use 25 cent coupons from game of life sweeps.

*This post is part of the grocery gathering for Rite Aid. Click on over for more deals and coupon matchups!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Deal or No Deal?

Remember all that Olay Ribbons Body Wash we have been getting for free or very cheap lately? Well, I used mine for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it left my skin, well for lack of a better word, oily! I thought it was way too heavy. Fast forward to yesterday, my kids were taking a bubble bath in my soaker tub. I let them use some body wash as bubble bath. Well I was getting my youngest out and dressed in the next room and they dumped 1/2 a bottle of Ribbons in before I could stop them. After this is what was left...
EWWW! Now granted they probably used more than intended, but this gelatinous goo took a while to scrub out of my tub. It doesn't just wipe out of rinse off, it sticks to the tub! I think this qualifies as a "No Deal!" I probably won't be buying this again. Has anyone else tried their Ribbons? What did you think?

Macy's One Day Sale

It is time for another Macy's One Day Sale. Today and tomorrow! Hightlights include:
  • Extra 50% off Clearance (total savings 65-80%)
  • Extra 40% off home clearance (total savings 50-80%)
  • Men's Dockers 50% off
  • Women's coats 50-75% off
  • Extra 15% off clearance shoes & accessories (already marked down 50-75%)
  • 8 piece bedroom ensemble sets $39.99
  • Lancome gift time, 7 piece set yours with any $32.50 Lancome purchase, includes: anti-aging serum and moisturizer, mascara, eye makeup remover, 2 tubes lip gloss and bag.
  • During the One Day sale, also receive a sample of Genifique Youth Activiating Concentrate with any Lancome purchase.

*I don't see a savings pass, has anyone found one?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

Only two days left of Game of Life. Please leave a comment if you have won anything besides cruise entries and extra game tickets! I was hoping to hear of some winners, I hope the winning game pieces weren't "thrown away" by someone. My Rite Aid was doing "double tickets" today. I have also heard of extra tickets being given out at some stores. I suspect this will continue over the next two days, swing by if you have a chance.
  1. Rebates added: $18.25 from Caregivers Marketplace. They are no longer doing rebates for Huggies, but Cottonelle flushable wipes and Balmex diaper cream are included. Click here for more info.
  2. Spent $26.45 from my cash in my envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $476.03
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $105.60

*By the way, I was lured to Walgreens this week by the money making Excedrin deal only to find no Excedrin in stock. Another reason I love Rite Aid, limits on SCRs so items are almost always in stock!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Store Secrets: Rite Aid 101

Here are the secrets to one of my favorite stores! First of all review this post.

Rite Aid has program called Single Check Rebates (SCR). Every month they have rebates on 100+ products. These might be anything from full prices to $1. Each month (close to, but not actually 1st-31st) the release a rebate catalog that lets you know what rebates are available. Usually the rebate is paired with a sale price one week and that is the week you want to buy that item. After you are done shopping, simply sign up for SCR program
here. Then log in and enter three numbers from the top of your receipt. At the end of the month, be sure to request your check. (Only do this when you are done shopping, because you can only do it once per month.) It is that simple, no mail, no UPC codes, no hassle. Rite Aid even emails you the status of your rebates and rebate check! When your check comes, you can cash it and use it anywhere you want! (I usually recycle it back at Rite Aid!)

Other reasons to love Rite Aid
  1. They release $5/$25 coupons on various sites regularly.
  2. Every month they have different video value coupons. You earn these coupons by watching short videos (commercials). They are usually high value coupons that can't be found elsewhere. You can stack them with manufacturer's coupons because they are Rite Aid coupons. Earn 20 points by watching these videos and you can get a $5/$20 coupon. This only takes about 15 minutes.
  3. They allow you to stack Rite Aid coupons (from video values, in ads, and store booklets) with manufacturers. Use both coupons with SCR and you get a lot of free/money makers!
  4. Besides cash rebates, they also frequently have gift packs you can earn with purchases. Some promos will even earn you Rite Aid gift cards. (see current SCR catalog for details)
  5. If after 1 month after it was sent, a check or gift doesn't arrive, their customer service team will send a replacement. All it takes is a simple phone call.
  6. They run lots of sweepstakes, also usually through the SCR catalog.

*If you want to read their coupon policy or watch a video on this, click on over to hip 2 save.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Albertsons 2/24-3/2

It is bad I am not sure doubles could save it. I even cracked open the Safeway ad, that's how bad it is :(

In ad coupons:

  • Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese 2 lbs $3.99
  • Fresh Express Salad $1.47, stack with $1/1 coupon from Albertsons coupon book (found near pharmacy)


  • Daisy Sour Cream 99 cents
  • StarKist Chunk Light Tuna pouches $1, use $1/2 from 2/14 RP
  • Culinary Circle Pizza (these are very good for store brand)

GM Promo, spend $20 get $7 catalina. The fine print reads, minimum purchase requirement after store and manufacturer and store coupons. Limit 1 offer per customer :( Even without these stipulations, these are NOT the best prices we have seen lately!

  • $2.50 General Mills Cereal , use $1/3 from 2/7 GM or $1/1 Wheaties from 2/21 SS
  • $1 Bisquick Shake'n Pour
  • $1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix
  • $2 Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix use 0.75/2 from 2/7 GM
  • $2 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix use 0.50/1 from (sidebar)
  • $1.50 Betty Crocker Frosting use 0.50/1 from 2/7 GM
  • $1.50 Bisquick Mix
  • $1.69 Betty Crocker Warm Delights use 0.50/1 from
  • $1.69 Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch use 0.40/1 or 0.40/1 from 2/7 GM
  • $2.50 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks use 0.50/2 from 1/3 GM
  • $1.50 Progresso Soups, use various coupons from 1/3 GM, 1/17 SS, 2/7 GM, and 2/21 SS
  • $2.50 Nut Clusters, use $1/1 from 2/21 SS
  • $2.50 Chex Mix, use 0.50/2 from 1/24 SS
  • $2 Pillsbury Cinnamon or Sweet Rolls use 0.40/2 from 12/6 SS or 12/13 GM or 1/3 GM or 2/7 GM
  • $2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls various coupons in the 12/6 SS, 12/13 GM, 1/3 GM or 1/31 SS
  • $2.50 Pillsbury Cookie Dough various coupons in the 12/6 SS, 12/13 GM and 2/7 GM
  • $1 Betty Crocker Flavored Mashed Potatoes
  • $1.25 Pillsbury Grand Biscuits use $1/1 and various coupons from 12/6 SS, 12/13 GM, 1/3 GM and 2/7 GM
  • $3.50 Macaroni Grill Dinner Entree use $1/1 from 1/3 GM (These are SO GOOD!)
  • $3.50 Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit use $1/1 from 1/3 GM
  • $3.50 Totino's Pizza Rolls
  • $2.50 Old El Paso Dinner Kit 0.60/2 any Old El Paso Product
  • $1.25 Old El Paso Refried Beans or Taco Shells (use above link)

*Also check out boxtops4education, smartsource, (all on side bar), and for more printable coupons on most of these products (print them twice).

*This post is part of the grocery gathering for Albertsons. Click on over for more matchups.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fred Meyer Deals 2/21-2/27

Fred Meyer has some great deals this week, here are my favorites:

  • Save an Extra 70% off Clearance Apparel, great time to stock up on winter clothes for next year!
  • All or Wisk Detergent $2.99 with in ad coupon, stack with $1/1 coupon from 2/7 RP (All) or 1/31 RP (Wisk)
  • Country Oven or Vita Bee Bread 4/$5 with in ad coupon
  • Van de Kamp's Frozen Fish, 2/$6 with in ad coupon
  • Get 2 Free Gallons of Mountain Dairy Milk when you buy 4 Kellogg's or Keebler Participating Items with in ad coupon. Products include:
  1. Cereal (prices not listed) use $1/3 from 2/7 RP and check your stash!
  2. Townhouse, Club, or Cheez-it crackers, 4/$10 use $1/1 from 1/31 Parade Mag (Club)
  3. Keebler Cookies 4/$10
  4. Kellogg's bars (Nutri-Grain, Special K, Fiber Plus) 4?$10, use $1/2 from 2/7 RP (Nutri Grain), or $1/2 from 1/3 RP (Special K)
  5. Rice Krispies Treats

* Also the Kellogg's Cereal Cat is still running, (Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Coca Krisipies, and Honey Smacks)

  • Buy 3, get $1 cat
  • Buy 4, get $3 cat
  • Buy 5, get $4 cat

Combine the two promos for some cheap cereal and milk, possibly close to FREE!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rite Aid Deals 2/21-2/27

It is the last week of the February rebates, we got 5 weeks though so it should be a bigger rebate check. After shopping this week, make sure to request your check. Also request your P&G Go For The Gold card (they are separate). Also, last week to earn your $5/$20. I would try and watch and print off all coupons from video values (or at least any you might use!) because they tend to pop up in deals in the next month when you can no longer print them! You can also try and get that illusive (at least for me) $5/$25 coupon at Is anyone else having trouble getting this coupon to print? Anyway, it is also the last week of the Gift of Life Sweepstakes. I still haven't won anything! Hopefully this week!
Freebies: (actually only money makers this week!)

  • Lamasil $7.99, $3 SCR, use $3 coupon from 12/13 SS=$1 overage

  • Renpure Organix, lots of them have "try me free" hangtags on them. There is also a $3 coupon at video values=$3 overage!


  • Johnsons baby care products, buy one get one for 1 cent, use $1/1 from 1/3 RP, stack with $1/1 video value coupon

  • NYC cosmetics, buy one get one for 1 cent, use $1/1 from Feb All You or Buy 1 Get 1 Free from March All You. These products are normally low priced, so you should get 2 products for a very good price. BONUS TICKET ITEMS

  • Revlon Foundation $9.99, SCR $3, use $2 coupon from 2/21 SS=$4.99

  • Buy one Gillette Fusion Cartridge Refill get Gillette Fusion Shave Gel Free, use $3 off cartridges from 1/17 P&G and $1 off Shave product from 2/7 P&G BOTH ARE BONUS TICKET ITEMS!

  • Febreze $4.99, $2 SCR, use the Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon from 1/17 P&G and the $1/1 coupon from 2/7 P&G=$1.99 for both!

  • Finesse hair care $2.99, $2 SCR=$0.99!

  • 7up 3 for $2.99 with in ad coupon, stack with 3 25 cents game of life sweeps coupons=75 cents each! BONUS TICKET ITEMS

  • Cetaphill $2 off with in ad coupon, stack with $5 internet coupon from last week (if you got it) or $2

  • Cottonelle flushable wipes $2.49, use 0.50/2 from 12/13 SS. These are also good for a rebate at Caregiver's Market place. BONUS TICKET ITEM

  • Cottonelle 4 pack $2.49, use $1 coupon from video values

Random Game of Life Bonus Ticket Items: (not necessarily stock up prices, but if you need fillers or want to get extra game tickets and use these items...)

  • Band-Aid Buy one get one 50% off, use $1/1 from 1/3 RP

  • Maybelline Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off, use various coupons from 2/7 RP

  • Cover Girl Lip and Eye Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off, use various coupons from 2/7 P&G and 2/14 RP

  • Physicians Formula Cosmetics Buy one get one 50% off

  • Nabisco Crackers 2/$5

  • Nature Valley Granola Bars 2/$5, use 0.70/2 from 1/3 GM

  • Mars Miniatures 2/$5, $1 SCR on 2

  • Dixie Plates $1.99, use 0.55 from 1/24 RP stack with $2/2 video values coupon (if Ultra style is included)

  • Kleenex 89 cents,use $1/3 video values coupon

  • Cheetos & Fritos $1.99

  • Monster Energy 2/$3

  • Gatorade 6 pack $4.99

  • Planters Peanuts 2/$5, use $1/2 from 1/24 SS

*This post is part of the the grocery gathering for Rite Aid. Click on over to for more coupon matchups and deals.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

It seems to me that this week the blogosphere has been full of negativity and blaming of deals gone bad. I want to be positive! Rite Aid has a sweepstakes for a $1000 Rite Aid card, drawn semi-annually, when you share a shopping experience at Did someone make you smile? What a great way to pay back those who are so helpful to couponers!
  1. Rebates added: $12.48
  2. Spent $9.71 from my envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $419.48
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2009: $105.60

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I have been wanting to post about this awesome site for weeks, but I decided to wait and see how it actually played answer these three questions.
  1. Do you like parties?
  2. Do you like getting free stuff?

  3. Do you like being the first to get new products and share them with friends?

If you entered yes, then I have a site for

House party is a marketing site that companies use to produce new product lines or ideas. If you want a chance at your own party, all you do is visit the site, choose which party (or parties) you might like to host and fill in the online application. It takes about ten minutes. (be sure to be creative and specific on your ideas!) Then you wait to see if you are chosen. If you are, you get sent a package of freebies to shares with your friends. How fun and easy! I just finished my Huggies Pull-Ups party. I had 7 adults and 20 kids at my house. We had a playdate, lunch, and shared the information. What a great way to learn about new products and get coupons. I am definitely going to try for another party. Here are the pics:

We made "garbage bag salad". The kids dump ingredients into a bag and then shake to coat it well.

Each kids and adult got to make their own pizza creation!

Oh Henry Bars for the take home treats!

Of course, the freebie packages, DVDs, and a couple door prize gifts!
Has anyone else done a house party? What did you think?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I am having my first HOUSE back to see how it went.
Check out

Albertsons 2/17-2/23

A slow week, keep your fingers crossed for doubles. Here are my favorite deals:
  • 10 lbs bag potatoes 99 cents
  • Roma tomatoes 99 cents/lb
  • Albertsons shredded cheese $1
  • Huggies Big Box $19.99, in ad $3 coupon
  • Lots of Albertsons brand pantry basics at $1 each
  • Aquarius water 24 pack $3.29
  • Bush beans 79 cents

In ad coupons:

  • Yoplait 39 cents each, stack with 0.40/6 from 1/3 GM or 2/7 GM, or Buy 6 get one free from 1/3 GM, limit 6
  • Brawny paper towels 8 pack $5.49, stack with $1 from 1/24 RP, limit 2
  • Albertsons cereal $1.39, limit 6
  • Franz Big Bread $1.29, limit 6

*Saturday only, Free 2 liter of Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. Limit 1, no purchase necessary.

*That is really how sparse it on over to the grocery gathering for more coupon matchups.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Random President's Day Deals!

Besides tomorrow being a great day to buy a car, mattress, or are some other finds from my Sunday papers.

  • Kmart: Free tub of Huggies Wipes when you buy a $20 worth of Huggies/Goodnights/or Pullup Products. Big Boxes are on sale for $20 and there are some $2 and $3 coupons floating around that you might have. (Promo goes all week)
  • Fred Meyer: 18 gallon Storage tubs $2.99. In ad coupons for $5 off accessory item $14.99 or more, $5 off apparel item of $14.99 or more, and extra 15 % off apparel, shoes and accessories. (Valid 7Am-1PM tomorrow only)
  • Albertsons: 3 more double coupons in the paper. Also in the Red Plum $1/2 StarKist tuna products. The StarKist pouches are $1, pair with a double to get two pouches for free! (Deal good through Tuesday.)
  • Staples: Free (after easy rebate) Sharp printing calculator. (I just got my last rebate, they do come but it takes awhile.)
  1. $1 deals: Westcott scissors, Bic Brite Liners, Sharpie 5 pack, Staples pull and seal envelopes, Staples stickies, Staples mechanical pencils, and HP 8.5"x11" photo paper ($9.99-$8.99 easy rebate).
  2. $2 deals: Staples Xeno retractable pens, Scotch packing tape, Staples 9x12 clasp envelopes, Staples 3 pack invisible tape, Quartet dry-erase board, Double writing pad, Staples bright colored paper (after easy rebate), and Staples multipurpose paper, 500 sheets (after easy rebate). (Deals through Saturday).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

  1. Rebates added: $21.99
  2. Out of pocket $43.72 and out of envelope $7.95
  3. Retail amount to date: $395.52
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $105.60

Rite Aid 2/14-2/20

Look for a $5/$25 coupon at or earn your $5/$20 coupon at video values. Also only a couple more weeks left to win a fab prize in The Game of Life Sweepstakes, good luck!


  • Motrin PM $2.99, $2 SCR, use $1 coupon from 1/3 RP

Olay Deal:

  • Select Olay products 3 for $18,

  • Use $1 from 1/17 P&G and/or $1 from 2/14 RP

  • Submit for $15 Olay Rebate BONUS TICKET ITEM


  • Huggies Jumbo packs $8.99, $3 SCR, use $2 coupon=$3.99! (check and see if you still have your $1 off video value coupon from January too!
  • L'Oreal Everstrong Hair Care $5.99 $5 SCR when you spend $13, use $2/1 from 1/3 RP
  • Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap Kit $7.99 with in ad coupon, stack with $3 coupon from 1/24 SS, $1 SCR=$3.99
  • Garnier Skin Roller $10.99, $2 SCR, use $2 from 2/7 RP, stack with $2 video value coupon=$4.99 BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Soft Soap Pump 79 cents, use 0.35 from 1/31 SS or 0.50 from March All You BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Cottonelle 20 pack, Scott 16 pack, or Scott towels 6 pack $10.99, $2 SCR, use $1/1 from 1/17 SS (for Scott) or $1 video value coupon stacked with $1 coupon from March All You (for Cottonelle) BONUS TICKET ITEM

*This post is part of the grocery gathering at Click on over for more Rite Aid coupon matchups.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Olympics P&G Sweeps

I heart the Olympics, so I am especially excited about this! P & G is having a sweepstakes over on facebook. (Go here to enter and for more info) You can enter 5 times by becoming a fan of Secret, Olay, Venus, Pantene, and CoverGirl. Every time a US Olympian wins a medal, they will draw a name to receive a prize basket of these products for a year ($300 value). What a fun way to cheer on the US team and it only takes a second to enter! Good Luck!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Food Storage Deals

Two good things to keep in your pantry/food storage are a great price at Albertsons this week.

  1. Bumble Bee Tuna 50 cents per can, Buy 10 cans of tuna, use 2 $1/5 coupon (should be able to print two), use two double coupons, pay just 10 cents a can!
  2. Del Monte Veggie and Tomatoes $1 each, but there is a Catalina deal too! Through 2/20 Buy 3-4 get $1
    Buy 5 get $1.50
    Buy 6 or more get $2
    Buy 6 veggies,
    use $1/5 coupon or
    $1/4 and a double coupon
    pay $4 get $2 cat, so it makes the cans 0.33 each! You would have to buy in separate transactions of 6 each to get this deal. The water in canned veggies can also be used as drinking water in an "emergency".

Macys President's Day Sale: Proceed with Caution

Confession: I was NOT frugal today. I went to Macy's and bought these...because I love them and I was afraid if I waited they would be gone! (Okay they were 48% off, but still a lot for me!)

I did manage to score this sweater for me at only $4.24! EVERYTHING in the entire store is 30-60% (or more) off of retail. There was also a whole rack of boys coats that were $9.99 (before another 15% off).

Click on over to to get an additional 15% off coupon to use through Monday. Be careful though, I guarantee there are some "must haves" there. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Reason to go to Rite Aid...

The P & G Promo just got even better. Now if you spend $50 (before coupons of course!) on P&G products, you can get a coupon booklet by mail for coupons worth over $100. This book usually has high value coupons that are hard to find elsewhere. So if you are planning on buying P&G at Rite Aid this week save your receipts to submit for the coupon book. Actual book rebate form will be available in the P&G insert on 2/21. Details are here. (Thanks, hip to save!)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Albertsons 2/10-216

Not the greatest week, but we still have a few catalina deal matchups and we do have double coupons for the whole week!


  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.88/lb
  • Minute Maid Orange Juice $1.99
  • Ronzoni Pasta $1, use $1/2 (with double coupon=2 free!)
  • Whole Pineapple $1.29/lb
  • Kiwis 2 for $1
  • Pop Tarts $1.88, use $1/3 from 2/7 RP (with double coupon=$1.21 each when you buy 3)

Del Monte Catalina: (2/7-2/20)

  • Buy 3-4 get $1
  • Buy 5 get $1.50
  • Buy 6 or more get $2

*Participating Products: 14.5 oz Mixed Veggies, Tomatoes, Carrots, Green Beans, Beets, White Potato, 14.75 oz Corn, 15.25 oz Corn, 15 oz Peas. All are sale for $1 this week. Use $1/5 veggies or $1/4 tomatoes from 2/7 RP.


  1. Buy 6 veggies,
  2. use $1/5 coupon and a double coupon
  3. pay $4 get $2 cat, so it makes the cans 0.33 each! You would have to buy in separate transactions of 6 each to get this deal

Kellogg's Catalina deal: (2/10-3/10)

  • Buy 3 get $1
  • Buy 4 get $3
  • Buy 5 or more get $4

*Participating products (10 oz or larger): Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Cocoa Krisipies, and Honey Smacks. Use $1/3 from 2/7 RP (or if you have the $1/1 coupons found in packages) Cereals are priced at $1.88 each.


  1. Buy 6 boxes $11.28
  2. use 2 $1/3 coupons and 2 doubles
  3. Pay $7.28 get $4 cat so it makes the cereal boxes 55 cents each!

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

Monday, February 8, 2010

Deal of the week

Definitely the deal of the week! Buy three Ziplocs at Albertsons or Fred Meyer (Kroger stores) get a $2 catalina coupon. Through Tuesday, some Ziplocs are $1.99 at Albertsons.
Buy three Ziplocs $1.99
Use $1/2 from 1/10 SS
Use0.40/1 from 1/10 SS
Pay $4.57
Submit for $5 SC Johnson rebate (buy three participating products get a $5 rebate)
Plus get $2 catalina=Get paid $2.43 for three packages of Ziplocs!!

Pants, pants, pants

The Super Bowl is over, but you can still try to win free pants. Dockers is giving away 427 pairs of pants everyday this week. Click here to enter through February 15. Thanks, Freebie 4 mom

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rite Aid 2/7-2/13

The only $5/$25 coupon I can find in on and it won't print for me, but maybe you will have better luck. Don't forget video values to earn your $5/$20 coupon, the rest are usually pretty valuable too. Of course, there are a few weeks left on the Game of Life. I heard my local store had a couple of Wii winners and a Eugene store had a $5,000 instant winner. Has anyone won anything, please share. Now on to the deals:


  • Post cereal 4/$7 ($1.75 each) use $2 for overage of $.25!
  • Carefree $1.99, use $2 video values coupon from January (I am thinking I should start watching and printing them all!)
  • Dove Men Care Body Wash $4, $4 SCR, use $1.25 coupon from 1/31 RP for $1.25 overage!


  • Hershey's Kisses 2/$5 use $2/2 from 1/31 SS stack with $1 video value from January=2 bags for $2!
  • Comtrex Cold $3.99, $1 SCR, use $2 coupon from 2/7 SS=99 cents
  • Hershey's Bliss $2.99, use $1 coupon from 2/7 SS stack with $1 video value from January=99 cents!
  • GE Reveal 2/$5, $2 SCR on 2, use 2 $1 coupon from 1/3 SS stack with $0.40 coupon from video values=60 cents for 2 packs! BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Finish $4.49, $1.50 SCR, $0.40 from 1/10 SS stack with $1 video values coupon=$1.59

Nivea SCR Deal, spend $15 get $5 Rite Aid Card

  • L0tion $5.99, use $5/2 and/or $2/1 form 1/3 RP
  • Body Wash $2.99, use $2/1 from 1/3 RP
  • Lip Care $2.99, use B1G1 Free from 1/3 RP
  • All of these are also BONUS TICKET ITEMS

P&G Grab the Gold, spend $25 get $5 Visa Card, spend$50 get $15, spend $100 get $35 (last week to do this) I looked over the sales and the P&G inserts to try and get the best deals to get your total up. Remember the total, like all other SCRs is before rebates and coupons!

  • Metamucil $9.99, use $3 from 2/7 PG BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Cover Girl B1G1 50% off, combine with coupons in 2/7 PG, including B1G1 Free, $1 off any, and $2.50/2 for some pretty great deals! BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Tide $10.99, use B1G 1 Free Tide Stain Releaser (priced at $5.99, so you should get $16.98 towards your Visa Card)
  • Downy $5.99, use $1 (on liquid) or 0.50 (on sheets) from 2/7 PG
  • Bounty $6.99, use 0.25 from 2/7 PG BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Charmin $6.99, use 0.25 from 2/7 PG
  • Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil $3.99, $1 SCR, use $1.50 from 2/7 PG=$1.49 BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Pampers Jumbo Packs $8.99, $2 SCR, use $1.50 from 2/7 PG=$5.49! BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Duracell $11.99, use $3 in ad coupon and stack with $1.00 from 2/7 PG=$7.99
  • Oral B Cross Action Power Tooth Brush or Refill Head 4 for $24 $10 SCR on 4 (you get the $10 SCR plus $24 counts towards you Grab the Gold rebate total!)
  • Herbal Essenses 2/$6 use free styler when you buy shampoo/conditioner/styler from 2/7 PG=2 for $3 BONUS TICKET ITEM
  • Venus Embrace $7.99, use free Olay Body Wash when you buy Venus Embrace from 2/7 PG (again both products totals will count towards you total) Olay is a BONUS TICKET ITEM

This post is part of the grocery gathering at Click on over for more matchups.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Food for Thought: Beware of the PDF

Just this week, Albertsons told me that they "no longer accept internet coupons that allow for a free item" when I tried to use the spend $100 get a free gallon of milk coupon. I believe this stemmed from people copying the $1 oatmeal coupons last week. Also Rite Aid was very scrutinising of my interent coupons. The cashier, one of my favs, showed me a list of fraudulent coupons out there that they were supposed to refuse. They were for large amounts like $9 off razors and $7.50 off diapers, but the rest of the coupon looked very similar to legit ones from reliable sources. My message in this rant, be careful. A few fraudulent coupons can ruin it for everyone! It is only a matter of time before they will just pull all internet coupons, most of which are higher value than inserts. Make sure you are getting your coupons from a reliable couponing site or the companies actual site. Please don't use random "email" or "pdf" files that are floating around in cyperspace, especially if they are manufacturer's coupons and if you know they might be fraudulent. The stores will not get paid for these and lose revenue. Enough lost revenue could alter their coupon policy. Here are a few tips for using internet coupons:
  1. Print with colored ink (I had a few printed in black and white because my color was out...these are heavily scrutinized.)
  2. Whenever possible use a "clipped" coupon. Sometimes identical coupons are in the insert and they are generally accepted much easier. (However, many times the internet coupons are of higher values.)
  3. Only print your fair share. When you run to several other computers to print "two" off and then use them all together it draws suspicion. Plus, it take the opportunity to print that coupon from someone else.
  4. If you suspect a coupon to be fraudulent, do not use it. Cashiers will trust you more, if they know you are an honest couponer.
  5. Respect the cashiers/managers decision, don't make a scene over a couple of dollars. Remember they are just doing their job, they could also face reprimanding for taking bad coupons. Also if you have a bad or especially GOOD situation report it. A lot of times the employees might get special bonuses/recognition for being a GOOD employee.

Last of all remember couponing is a game. If you play the game unfairly or cheat, you lose and eventually the game is finished for everyone. Let's all keep the game fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

Today was a good day at Rite Aid, after SCRs I was paid 15 cents to take home 2 Chex Snack Mix, 2 Cheez-it crackers (for my daughter's school), toothpaste, contact solution, and dish soap!
  1. I added $1.87 to my envelope from an old rebate (woohoo!)
  2. Spent $8.98 from my envelope and $9.84 out of pocket.
  3. Retail amount spent to date: $288.86
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $61.88

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Albertsons 2/3-2/9

There are some really good matchups this week. Here are my favorites:

In ad coupons:
  • Darigold Sour Cream 99 cents, limit 3, stack with B1G1 Free from 1/24 SS=99 cents for 2!
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese 99 cents, limit 3
  • Fresh Express Salads $1.47, limit 4
  • Mission Flour Tortilla $1.49, limit 6, stack with 0.75 from 1/10 SS=74 cents
  • Pork Loin Babyback ribs $2.99/lb, limit 10 pounds
  • Bar S Franks 88 cents, limit 4, stack with $1/2=76 cents for 2!


  • Lots of B1G1 free meat deals, good time to use your $3 meat catalina coupon from Old El Paso deal.
  • Gatorade or G-2 80 cents each when you buy 5, use 0.50 off G2 from 1/10 RP
  • Huggies Big Box $19.99, use $3 manu coupon in ad. Also look for MOM-umental savings booklets inside specially marked packages.
  • Ziploc Bags $1.99, use $1/2 from 1/10 SS. If you buy three submit for SCJohnson $5 rebate

In ad Manufacturer's coupon, (non-stackable) The ones I like best are:

  • Save $1 on two Herdez Salsa, final price 2/$3 (this is the only company I know that makes green salsa!)
  • Save $1 on All Detergent, final price $2.49
  • Save $1 on Two Arrowhead Water 24 packs, final price 2/$6.98 and through Sunday a $2 catalina will print Please read this post for more ways to cash in on this catalina deal

Hormel promo, Buy 4 products, instantly save $1, best deal idea:

  • Buy 4 Hormel Chilis ($1.29 each), use 0.55/2 from 1/24 SS, save $1 instantly=4 for $3.06

ConAgra Promo, spend $20 get $5 catalina. Bonus offer-mail in for $25 worth of savings (coupons) when you spend $10 on select Con Agra products. (Participating in both promos: Manwich, Rotel, Crunch 'n Munch, Banquet, and Hunts)

  • Manwich $1, use $1/3 (you have to play a game and it takes forever to print...)
  • Rotel 99 cents, use 0.30 from 1/24 SS
  • Van Camp's Pork and Beans 79 cents
  • Sparkle Paper Towel $5.99
  • Brawny Paper Towel $5.99, use $1 from 1/24 RP
  • Act II popcorn, David Sunflower Seeds, Crunch 'n Munch all $1 each
  • Alexia Crunchy Snacks B1G1 Free
  • Gulden's Mustard $1.39
  • Hebrew National Franks $2.99
  • Hunts Ketchup and Spaghetti Sauce $1 each (go to Manwich link above to earn $1/3 of any Hunts products
  • Banquet Brown 'n Serve Sausage 4/$5
  • Pam Cooking Spray 2/$5, use 0.35 from 1/24 SS
  • Snapple $4.99, use $1 from 1/31 SS
  • Dixie Plates, Bowls, and Cups , use 0.55 from 1.24 RP

*This post is part of the grocery gathering at for Albertson's deals.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Food Storage Item of the Week

I am going to try and highlight good food storage items once each week. This week of course there is the Quaker oatmeal at $1 each, when you buy in multiples of 5, but I am going to highlight Arrowhead water. Arrowhead water has a catalina deal running at both Fred Meyer and Albertsons through 2/7/2010. Buy 2 get $2, buy 3 get $3, buy 4 get $5. Both stores have the 24 packs priced at 2 for $7 (Albertsons through tomorrow, Fred Meyer through Saturday). There are also two great coupons to go with this deal:

  • Save $1 on 2 24 packs from January All You (Total out of pocket=$4.00 for 2 packs!)

  • Get one free Arrowhead 700 ml 6 pack when you buy any two 24 packs available at (sidebar) (Total out of pocket=$5.00 for two 24 packs and a 6 pack!)

  • Or buy 4 packs, use both coupons and get four 24 packs and a 6 pack for $8!

*My Albertsons was out of stock, but I got a rain check to honor the price for when it comes in.

Rite Aid Video Values Coupons

The February coupons are up at video values at Lots of high value coupons you can earn by watching short videos. Remember these are Rite Aid coupons, so they can be stacked with manufacturer's coupons, rebates, and other promos. My favorites for this week are:
  • $1 off Cottonelle (on sale this week for $6.49)
  • $1 off Welch's Juice (on sale for $3 this week)
  • $1 off Garnier shampoo/conditioner/styler, stack with manu to get product for 0.50 this week

Monthly Deals: February

Things you can get on a good deal in February:

  • Electronics: the new models of MP3s, DVDs, and digital cameras are released. Take this chance to save on last year's models.
  • Fragrances: just in time for Valentine's Day, cheaper fragrances.
  • Humidifiers
  • Candy (look for great deals on candy and flowers the day AFTER Valentine's)
  • President's Day Sales!