Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rite Aid 10/31-11/6

Apparently the PDF $5/$25 coupons have been abused and Rite Aid has pulled them. Also the ones on video values have been replaced with $1/1 coupons, so I guess you best bet now is to earn you $4/$20 video value coupon and watch for $5/$25 to pop up on Sad, but coupon abuse usually leads to tighter restrictions.



  • Tide $5.88
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $1 + UP
  • =$3.88, also qualifies towards spend $20 on select P&G get free Nyquil coupon

  • CoverGirl B1G1 Free
  • Use $5/2 from 10/31 P&G (If Simply Ageless is included)

  • Suave 2 for $3
  • Use $2/2 Video Value (October)
  • =$1 each

  • Trident Layers B1G1 Free
  • Use $1/2 from 10/24 SS

  • St. Ives Skin Care $3.99
  • $3 SCR
  • =99 cents!

  • ReNu $6.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/24 SS
  • $1 SCR
  • =$4.99

  • Glad Trash Bags $4.74
  • Use 0.75/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • $1 + Up
  • =$2.49

  • Febreze Air Effects/Noticeables $2.49
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =49 cents

  • Tide Stain Release $3.99
  • Use $2/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $1 + UP
  • =99 cents!

  • Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats 2 for $4.88
  • Use $1/2 from
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =$1.88 for 2!

  • Pampers Big Box $19.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $3 +Up
  • =$15.99

  • Beyonce' Heat Perfume (either B1G1 50% off or $10 off, depending on size)
  • $3 SCR
  • qualifies for Cosmo beauty bag

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

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

I got A LOT of candy, (which I hope to get rid of quickly this weekend) on the cheap this week. I think I bought more than I needed to, but my prego brain wasn't working... I think I could have gotten even better deals, but the cashier was ringing one item and then the coupon, plus sometimes the wellness discount messed things up. I still did very good though, just dont' quite understand the math on my receipt?
  1. Added $4.99 from September SCR and a $10 Rite Aid gift card
  2. Spent $25.83 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail Amount to date: $2163.81
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $208.95

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rite Aid, Free Cosmo Beauty Bag

The Free NYC makeup deal at Rite Aid just got better! When I was buying my NYC makeup this week at Rite Aid, I noticed a little sign for a free Cosmo Beauty Bag. I went home and got the details. Purchase any two featured products at Rite Aid and get this Cosmo Beauty Bag.

*Here is the ad, click on to make bigger, ignore my notes :)

Products: With sales, SCRs, and coupons

  • NYC New York Color's Individual Eyes Custom Compact (This week this product comes with free Nail Enamel and $1 + UP Reward, also you can get both free if you use the B1G1 Free coupon from October All You, save your receipts!)
  • No Gray
  • Beyonce Heat (Next week this has a B1G1 50% sale and/or (?) $10 off, there is also a $3 SCR on this product)
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (The week of 11/21-11/27, this has a 50 cent SCR).
  • Listerine Zero, Use $2/1 from 9/9 RP
  • Reach by Design, Use $1/1 from 10/10 RP
  • Biore Steam Activated Cleanser use $2/1 from 10/10 SS

*Personally, I think I will wait for the Sally Hansen week and pair that with my NYC purchase, unless the Listerine or Reach goes on a good sale.

*Send your original receipts by Nov. 30 to: Cosmo Promo Beauty Essentials, 300 W. 57th Street, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10019. While supplies last, these kind of promos tend to go quickly.

Preparing for Baby/Holiday Challenge Week #2

Christmas is just 8 weeks away! I hope you have been taking note of all the coupon codes popping up, there will be a lot in the next few weeks. Use them to your advantage and get those gifts early, saving money in the process!

I took a mini break from blogging yesterday and did some much needed playroom cleaning and made my freezer meals for the
hip 2 save Holiday Challenge. It appears that you can enter each week, so if you want to make 3 freezer meals for the holidays and have a chance for a prize, head on over for the details.

I made a lasagna, 2 sheppard's pies, and 2 pots of chili. It will be so nice when it gets crazy in December with Christmas and the new baby to have meals already made. I am curious, do any of you make regular freezer meals or participate in a freezer meal swap group? I think it is a fabulous idea!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Albertsons 10/27-11/2

I had read on numerous other blogs that there will be 4 doubles in the Sunday paper! Here is what I see this week:

4 Day Sale (10/28-10/31) Store Coupons:

  • Capri Sun $1.69
  • Pillsbury Cake or Brownie Mix 88 cents
  • Hershey's or Nestle Fun Size Candy Bar 2 for $4, stack with $1/2 from 10/17 SS (Hersheys) or $1/2 from 10/17 RP (Nestle). *It has been my experience that Albertsons does NOT let you stack a store coupon, manufacturers, and double, but your store may be different.
  • Avacados 79 cents each
  • Ball Park 2 for $5, stack with 0.75/2 from 10/24 RP


  • Red Delicious or Granny Smith Apples 99 cents/lb
  • B1G1Free Beef Deals
  • Fresh Express Salad Blends 2 for $5, use $1/1 (must "spin" the ingredients correctly) if Salad Kits are included. Double for 50 cents each!
  • Chunky Soups or Select Harvest 2 for $3, use $1/2 from 10/10 SS. Double for 50 cents each!
  • Green Bell Peppers 69 cents each
  • Old Orchard Juice 2 for $3, use $1/4. Double it for $1 each!
  • Simply Lemonade $2.69, use $1/1 from Facebook, double it for 69 cents!
  • Prego 2 for $4, use $1/3 from 10/3 SS, double it for $1.33 each!
  • Clorox Wipes 2 for $5, use $2/2 in ad manufacturers coupon=2 for $3!

Promos: Save $5 instantly when you buy 10 participating products (price after instant savings)

  • Stouffer's Classics, Mac & Cheese, One Dish, and Pot Pies $1.49
  • Tombstone Pizza $1.99
  • Arrowhead Water $2.99
  • Nestle Morsels $1.49
  • Nestle Cookie Dough $1.99, use $1/1 from 10/3 RP (free if doubled and after promo!)
  • Juicy Juice $1.49, use $1/2 from 8/1 RP (expires 10/31) 49 cents each if doubled!
  • Hot Pockets $1.49
  • Stouffer's Family Size Entree $5.99, use 0.75/1 from 9/26 RP
  • Nestle Dibs $2.50
  • Haagen Dazs $2.50
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast $4.49
  • Nilla Waffers, Oreos, Wheat Thins or Ritz $1.99, use $1/2 from 9/26 SS=99 cents each after double and promo
  • Premium Saltines, Teddy Grahams, Keebler Vanilla Wafers, Chips Deluxe, EL Fudge and Fudge Shoppe $1.99

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blog Book Coupon Code

If you are a blogger, you might be interested in this code for turning your blog into a book.
blog 2 print, take your blog and instantly converts it into a book. You have the option of adding photos, removing posts, choosing covers, and adding comments. It takes just a few minutes to do a complete book. There are not a ton of options, so you can finish it quickly. Use the code: Bookme15 to take 15% off through today. Prices start at $29.99.


As a celebration of my blog's 1 year anniversary (late), my Facebook fan page, and just because I want to :) I am having a giveaway of 5 SS inserts from 10/17 and 5 RP inserts from 10/17. If you would like to enter, please leave a comment!! You have until Friday at midnight to enter. There are going to be more giveaways in the next few weeks, so check back often.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stack, stack, stack

Right now on there is a coupon for $3/1 for Similac and $5/1 for Enfamil, since these are manufacturer's coupons they can be stacked with store coupons, like the $2 in the Rite Aid ad....
did you know you can also "stack" these with the formula check you get in the mail from the companies. These are considered a form of payment, a check, not a "coupon", so you should be able to use all three. That means you can get some pretty cheap and possibly free formula!
Sign up for formula checks and samples at

Nestle Good Start/Gerber

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rite Aid 10/24-10/30

It is a new month for both the video value coupons and SCR catalog. Please watch the October videos today, so you can have them in your account.


  • Alka Seltzer Plus $5.00
  • Use $3/1 from 10/24 RP
  • Stack with $1/1 from video values
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =$1 overage

  • NYC Buy Lip, Face, Eye, get Free Nail Enamel
  • Use B1G1 Free coupon from October All You
  • =2 Free products!

  • Aveeno $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 9/26 RP
  • Use $4 video values coupon (October)
  • Get $1 +Up
  • =1 cent overage!

  • Nivea Happy Sensation Lotion $5.99
  • Use $1/1 from 8/29 RP
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =1 cent overage!


  • Huggies $8.99
  • Use $3/1
  • or various coupon from 9/26 and 10/17 SS
  • Stack with $2/1 video value (October)
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =as low as $1.99

  • Xtra Laundry Detergent $2 for 4
  • Use $1/2 from 10/17 SS
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

  • Halls Cough Drops 2 for $3
  • Use $1/2 from 10/10 SS
  • Stack with 0.50/1 Video Values
  • Get $1 + UP on 2
  • =50 for 2!

  • Tons of B1G1 Free Vitamins

  • Renpure Hair B1 G1 Free
  • Use $3/1 from video values (October)
  • Look for Try me Free tags

  • Samy Hair Care B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $2/1 from video values (2 coupons available)

  • Similac $2 off in ad coupon
  • Stack with $3 printable at

  • Pillow Pets $19.99 (my kids love these!)
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$17.99

  • Quaker Instant Oatmeal 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 9/12 RP
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

Candy Deals: (Buy $25 of advertised candy, get $10 + UP)

  • Use $1.50/3 from 10/10 RP (Snickers. M&Ms, Milky Way, Twix, 3 Musketeers)
  • Use $1/2 from 10/17 SS (Reese's, KitKat, Hershey's)
  • Stack with $1/1 (VV October)
  • Use $2/3 from 8/8 SS (Swedish Fish)
  • Use $1/2 from 10/17 RP (Wonka and Nestle, also a $2/1 on if still available)
  • Use $1/2 from 10/10 SS (Skittles, Starburst, Lifesavers)
  • Use B1G1 Free from 10/3 RP (Butterfinger and Butterfinger Snackerz)
  • Use B1G1 Free from 9/26 RP (Snickers, Milkway, Twix, 3 Mustketeers)
  • Use $1/2 from 9/26 SS (Hershey Bliss)
  • Stack with $1/1 Hershey's Bliss (VV October)
  • Use 0.50/1 form 8/29 RP (Dove)
  • Stack with $1/2 Dove (VV October)

*This post is part of the

grocery gathering for Rite Aid.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Retail Therapy

If you are headed to the mall this weekend, there are a few good sales going on... Sears has a $10/$20 coupon good on apparel, even sales and clearance. I was able to get this 4 piece outfit for $14.99.

Also, Macy's One Day Sale continues tomorrow, no coupon in the ad, but you might have one from a mailer. I paid $15.98 for all of this! There was a whole table of the Men's Polo shirts that were on sale for $4.99 each, $3.99 after 20% off coupon I had. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fred Meyer Freebies

Two more great Freebies at Fred Meyer this week.
  • Brita Pitchers (5 cups) are on sale for $4.99 (normally $19.99!) There is a $5/1 coupon here or a $4/1 in the 10/17 SS. I am super excited to try this on our well water.
  • Febreeze Noticeables are $2.50, use the $3/1 coupon from 9/26 P&G
  • These coupons, will beep because they are over the price, but your cashier can adjust them down making both products free!

*Don't forget to look in the coupon basket. I found the $3 Febreeze coupon in there and went to check the price and sure enough...FREE! These are also a money maker at Rite Aid this week, see Rite Aid post.

Preparing for baby/Holiday Challenge

Collin over at Hip2Save, one of my favorite blogs, has issued a holiday challenge. I thought I would join in on the fun, since I am trying to get all my Christmas and holiday planning before my baby arrives, (due January 1). This weeks challenge was to make and freeze 3 breakfast items. I made Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread, Apple Spice Bread, and Cheese Strata. I think it is too late to join the challenge, but you can always follow her plan and help to make the holiday flow a little easier for you.

Rite Aid Recap

I have a new therory for my Rite Aid shopping, I buy what I need and will actually use. I know there were $50+ of freebates this week, but since I will rarely (if at all) use them and I actually have a whole cupboard full of cold rememdies, I used my +Ups and recycled cash and stuff I did need. Here is the break down:
  • Ziplocs 2 for $4
  • Duracell $4.99
  • Special K 2 for $5
  • Therma Care $2.99
  • Pop (I am saving this for my latest House Party!) 3 for $3.99
  • Febreeze Noticeables 2 for $5

Coupons Used:

  • $1/2 for Ziploc from 9/12 SS
  • 0.50/1 for Duracell from 10/10 P&G
  • $5 off any Kelloggs purchase, from previous SCR
  • $1 Therma Care printable, and $1 Video Value coupon for Thermacare
  • 2 B1G1 Free pop coupons from 9/19 SS
  • 2 $3/1 for Febreeze from 9/26 P&G
  • $4/20 from video values
  • $1/1 from video values
  • $2 in +Up coupons


  • $1 + up for Ziploc
  • $1 + up for Duracell
  • $2.99 SCR for ThermaCare
  • $1 + Up for pop
  • $1 + Up for Febreeze


  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent $3.22 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $2094.28
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $208.95

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Free Seven Sling Baby Sling

Go here and enter the code halloween at check out to get a Free Seven Sling Baby Sling, a $39 value. Also if you want get a combo pack (sling, socks, and bracelet, a $72 value) it is only $5 plus shipping after the code. There are several fun prints to choose from. All you have to pay is shipping and handling of $11.95. (You can remove the $3.50 sizing fee). This would make a great baby gift for someone. Also if you want to order more than one, you can, you just have to do a separate order! The site is running slow, but if you are patient you will have success. This is also a Utah company, which I love to support, as I originally from Utah! :)

*Also the check the sizing chart, this is your size not the babies. You will need to measure from shoulder to hip.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rite Aid Recap (8/28-10/14)

I kept track of all my Rite Aid purchases when I was a non blogger. I want to see how much I am going to save over a whole year. Here is the six week recap:
  1. Added $106.79 from various rebates, gift cards, and SCRs checks.
  2. Spent $84.79 out of my cash envelope and $9.37 out of pocket
  3. Retail amount to date: $2051.80
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $208.95

Deal of the week: 49 cent Fresh Express Salad Kits

I love these salad kits! They are a quick easy side and you can easily add your own fresh veggies to liven them up. Right now at fresh express they have a sweeps game for an iPad and other prizes that you can enter once daily. You just need to play a little spinning game, which is very easy to figure out and do right (they even let you practice). If you get it correct, you $1 coupon and are entered in the sweeps. If you get it incorrect, you still get a 50 cent coupon. There is no limit to the coupon, so you can come back and get another one everyday. They don't expire until 1/31/2011. These are often on sale at Fred Meyer and Albertsons too.

This week, kits are B1G1 free at Fred Meyer (priced at $2.99 each).

  • Buy 2 kits=$2.99
  • Use 2 $1 coupons
  • 99 cents or 49/50 cents each!

There are several new flavors including, Strawberry Fields and Chicken Ceasar Salad. Unfortunately salad doesn't freeze, but you can buy ones that will last through next week. Another thing these are great for is to give with a meal you might take to someone. They can make it fresh when they need it and they don't have to worry about any salad bowls to clean and return.

I'm back...

Well, we are settled (somewhat) in our new pad and I have modern technology like internet again! Yeah! Trying to coupon without daily internet access is HARD! I did still manage to do okay, but I felt sick inside knowing I was missing great deals and spending WAY too MUCH for the everyday essentials.

Anyway, I am back to blogging. I never wanted to be a "cut and paste" blog or do 20 posts a day. I am trying to just share the best deals and little tidbits, because it is something I love to do. I am also almost 30 weeks pregnant, so I am not sure how the blogging will all work out once I have 4 kids! So bear with me as we get back into the swing of things. I do have a couple of fantastic things and giveaways to share with you in the next few days. Here we go...