Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rite Aid Gift of Savings

The Rite Aid Gift of Savings Program is back. From 11/26 until 12/25, enter all of your receipts on the Single Check Rebate page. Qualifying purchases will earn you gift certificates, up to $20! The breakdown is $25-50 for $5 gift certificate, $50-$100 for $10 gift certificate, and over $100.01 for $20 gift certificate. It looks like this year, they will be calculating the eligible totals after instant coupons :(. However, enter all your receipts and if you need to buy some extra presents, cards, or decor, buy them at Rite Aid to get your total up. You can go here to get all the information. Happy Savings!

Holiday Gift Buying Savings

Are you loving all these shopping deals floating around, appears Cyber Monday is going to be Cyber Week. I want to give you a couple of pointers for gift shopping. Before you buy anything online look at...
  1. ebates This site is a rebate site for online shopping. They give you a percentage back on your purchases. Just log in and enter the store through their links. If you are a new customer you also will get some sort of joining bonus, used to be $5.
  2. retail me not This site gives you coupon codes for online shopping. It never hurts to see if there is a code for free shipping or other incentives out there.

*Another secret I stumbled upon this week, look through your coupon stash/wallet for "lost" coupons, coupon codes, or gift cards. I probably found close to $100 in gift cards and redeemable coupon codes, that I had stashed to be used later. No time like now to use these cards to get great gifts for friends and family. (Hint: check your husband's wallet too, I found a $20 Walmart card and a Hollywood Video card...still trying to figure out how to use that one).

*Check your email inbox for coupon codes and printables.

*Be on the lookout for those awesome $5 coupons from Hallmark in select magazines. They will score you some freebies or cheapies. I used mine to get Webkinz, priced at $5.99 each!

*Also, have you ever signed up for Kmart Kids Birthday Club? Just register your kids birthday and Kmart will send out a $5 coupon for either the store or online. The birthday kids also get a "birthday pack" with crayons, stickers, a crown, and some coupons. I used mine yesterday to score a couple of nearly free toys!

*I have also been doing some shopping from flash sites. These site offer huge discounts on name brand items and the "sales" change every day or two. There are a lot of signup offers and sign up bonus floating around. Go ahead and sign up, get your credit and then wait until you see a deal for you! Here are a few favorites:

  1. beyond the rack Get $10 credit when you sign up
  2. no more rack, Get $10 credit when you sign up. I really like this site so far!
  3. modnique $5 credit when you sign up and use code star (expires today) to get an extra $10 off.
  4. ruelala
  5. gilt

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rite Aid Recap: B1G1 Free Freebies

I found some B1G1 Free deals I totally missed (Thanks, hip2save), but they make for some nice cheapies and freebies. Don't forget that B1G1 Free still means you are buying 2 products, therefore you use 2 coupons (or a store and a manufacturer's) on each.

Deals:
  1. Lysol Wipes B1G1 Fre priced at $3.49, use $1/2 from 11/7 SS, stack with $1 from video values, and $1.50 from flu book=2 for FREE!
  2. Foamies craft kits B1G1 50% off, priced from $2.99, second at $1.49, use $5/2 from video values=Free, plus 52 cents overage!
  3. No nonsense B1G1 Free, starting at $2.79, use $1.50 from video values, and $1 from flu booklet=29 cents for 2 pairs!
  4. Another good deals, that I may go back for.
  • Clorox Wipes 2 for $4
  • Use 2 0.40/1 from 10/3 SS or I have $1.50/2 I picked up from my son's preschool, look around I have also seen tear pads.
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up 0n 2
  • $1 SCR on 2 Clorox Wipes
  • =FREE for 2 wipes!

So here is the recap:

  1. Added $2.49 from a cereal rebate
  2. Spent 26 cents from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $2475.56
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $240.90

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rite Aid11/28-12/4

  1. Don't forget to watch your video value to earn your flu booklet coupon, $4/$20, and other coupons you might use. These will switch after midnight!
  2. Don't forget to look on Red Plum for you $5/$25 coupon, you can print it twice.
  3. Don't forget to enter your receipt on SCR and request your November check.
  4. And finally, don't forget to save and enter ALL you receipts now for the Gift of Savings!

Now through 12/25, Spend $25-50 (get $5 gift certificate), spend $51-100 ( get $10 gift certificate), and spend over $100 get a $20 gift certificate...details will be outlined in the new SCR rebate catalog.

Freebies:

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9
  • Use $4/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =Free!

  • Dial Hand Soap 99 cents
  • Use $1/1 from flu booklet
  • =FREE

Deals:

  • Hershey's Kisses 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 11/21 SS
  • Use $1 video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Tide $10.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$8.99

  • Pampers Jumbos 2 for $17
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 11/28 P&G (or 10/31 P&G)
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =2 for $13

  • Dove Chocolate $2.99
  • Use $1/2 from 11/14 RP
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values (Nov.)
  • =$1.99 each

  • Gillette Holiday Gift Set $13.99
  • Use $4/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =$4.99

  • NYC B1G1 50% off
  • Use $2/2 from Dec All You

  • Pine Sol 2 for $4
  • Use 2 $1/1 from coupons.com
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • 50 cents each

  • Dawn Dish Soap 99 cents
  • Use 0.25/1 or 0.50/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • =49 cents!

  • Lysol Wipes B1G1 Free
  • Use $1/2 from 11/7 SS
  • Use $1.50 from flu booklet

  • Splenda $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/7 RP
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =99 cents

  • Hershey's Pot of Gold $3.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$1.99

  • Duracell $7.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 11/14 RP
  • $5 SCR on $15

  • No Nonsense Socks B1G1 Free
  • Use $1 from flu booklet
  • =As low as 99 cents for 2 pairs!

P&G Promo: Spend $25 get $10 at NFLShop.com, spend $50 get $25 off, participating products:

  • Prilosec $22.99
  • Use $3/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Get $6 + Up
  • =$13.99

  • Crest or Oral B 2 for $5
  • Use 2 0.75/1 fom 11/28 P&G
  • Stack with $1/1 from flu booklet (one for both, Oral B and Crest Pro Health)
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =75 cents each!

  • Buy Gillette Fusion Cartridge Refill, get free Shave Gel
  • Use $2/1 from 11/28 P&G

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

  • Gillette Deodorant or Old Spice 2 for $7
  • Use B2G1 free from 11/28 P&G (Gillette)
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$5 for 3!

  • Bounty or Charmin $11.99
  • Use 0.25/1 from 11/28 P&G
  • Stack with 1.50/1 from flu book (Charmin)
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =as low as $9.24 for Charmin

Christmas:


  • Select Toys B1G1 Free
  • $5 + Up when you spend $20

  • Select Candy Canes and Boxed Chocolates B1G1 Free

  • Select Plush Toys/Dolls $12.99
  • Get $3 + UP
  • =$9.99

  • Discovery Play Tent $14.99
  • Use $2 video values coupon (Nov.)
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$10.99

  • Action Figures (Star Wars, GI Joe, etc) 25% off
  • Get $2 + up

  • Monster Spinning Car $7.99
  • Use $1 video value coupon
  • =$6.99

  • Ty Beanie Babies B1G Free

  • Wii Games and Accessories $19.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$17.99

  • Christmas CDs and DVDs $5.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$3.99

  • Record a Story $19.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$17.99

  • Select Seasonal Decor and Housewares, get $5 + Up when you spend $20

  • Wrapping Paper and Boxed Cards B1G2 Free

Photo Shop: (spend $25 or more in photo and get an extra $5 on your gift of savings gift certificate!)

  • 4 x 6 prints, 10 cents each with in ad coupon
  • 20 4 x 8 greeting cards, $9.99 with in ad coupon
  • One hour photo 24 exp. $8.99 with coupon, plus $2 SCR=$6.99
  • Enlargement package $5
  • Transfer home movies to DVD $24.99, plus get second copy free
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rite Aid Recap

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a great day, I hit the Black Friday sale early this morning. The coupon hating cashier/manager was working, so of course my total was about $3 more than expected because of "her rules." Still though, some great deals!
  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent $11.31 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail Amount to Date: $2432.04
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $240.90

*Just a clarification, I do not count my + Ups as rebates or cash, I just use them as regular coupons, so they are just used to drive down my total amount. I do not count them twice.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rite Aid Black Friday 11/25-11/27

The weekly deals for Rite Aid (11/21-27) are still going on too, so be sure and check out that
post too. Also there is a new $5/$25 coupon at redplum.com, so be sure and print two of those out. The Gift of Savings program also starts on 11/26 and continues through 12/25. More details to come out on 11/26. There is a $5 bonus for spending $25 on select photo products. Just be sure to keep EVERY receipt so you can enter them online.

Freebies:

  • Cottonelle Wipes $1.88
  • Use $1/1 or 0.50/1 or 0.50/2 from 11/7 SS or you might even have a "free" coupon from earlier Cottonelle promo
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values and/or $1/1 from October video values
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =as good as free, depending on your coupons.

  • Select Candy Bars 2 for $1
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =2 for Free, (limit 5 per household)

  • Colgate Total Advance or 360 Toothbrushes $1.77
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 SS (Advance) or $1/1 from smartsource.com (toothbrush)
  • Stack with $1 video values (available for both!)
  • Get $1 + UP
  • =$1.23 overage! (Don't you love free toothbrushes!)

  • Dial Hand Soap 99 cents
  • Use 0.35 from 10/10 RP
  • Stack wtih $1/1 from flu book
  • =36 cent overage (not they may not let you use both coupons, but still free soap!)

  • Vaseline $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =a penny overage!

  • Got 2 B Hairstylers $4.99
  • Use $2/1 from Oct or Dec All You
  • Use $2 video values coupon (October)
  • $4.99 SCR
  • =as much as $4 overage!

  • Phillips Universal Remote or Ear Buds $4.99
  • $4.99 SCR
  • =FREE!

Deals:

  • Bounty Paper Towels 77 cents (you may have a coupon from a mailer)

  • Xtra Laundry Detergent or Fabric Softener $1.77
  • Use $1/2 from 10/17 SS
  • $1.27 each!

  • Pampers Big Box $18.77
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $3 + UP
  • =$14.77!


  • Wrapping Paper B1G2 FREE

  • Hersheys Pot of Gold $3.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$1.99

  • Kleenex Facial Tissues $1.88
  • Use B3 Get 1 Free coupon from 11/7 SS
  • Stack $1/3 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up (on 1)
  • =$1.64 for 4 boxes! (Note the ad says limit 3 offers per household)

  • 7-Up 12 packs 4 for $12
  • Use $1 video values coupon
  • Get 3 + Up (on 4)
  • =$2 each (17 cents per can!)

  • Candle Lite Candles B1G2 FREE

  • Phillips MP3 Player $59.99
  • $10 SCR
  • $10 + Up
  • =$39.99

  • Fuji Film Digital Camera $79.99
  • $20 SCR
  • $10 +UP
  • =$49.99

  • M&Ms 2 for $4
  • Use $1/2 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Buy 1 American Greetings Card, get 1 free with in ad coupon

  • 9 cent digital prints with in ad coupon

  • Kelloggs Cereal $1.99
  • Use $1.50/3 from redplum.com
  • Get $1 +Up (limit 4)
  • =49 cents each!

Under $1 stocking stuffers

  • Women's Cozy Socks 2 for $1

  • Nivea Creme Tins 3 for 99 cents

  • Carmex 50 cents
  • Use 0.30/1 from 11/7 SS
  • =20 cents!

  • Gillette or Satin Care Shave Gel $1.99
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Noxzema Disposable Razors $3.99
  • Get $3 SCR
  • =99 cents!

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

Black Friday Deals

Remember when Black Friday was just a day...not a whole weekend/week long event. Well the deals are coming, so fast it is hard to keep up. The best resource I found was the Pacific NW bloggers link list here. I am also working on the Rite Aid ad and will have it for you shortly. Don't forget to pick up a Thanksgiving paper (early) to get all the ads (although many stores are open on Thanksgiving now too.) Are you doing any early morning shopping? What must have deals do you see?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rite Aid 11/21-27

This week has a ad and a Black Friday ad, good for Friday and Saturday (which I will post later this week). Some deals may overlap. Also, this is the last week for November video values, so make sure you watch and earn you $4/$20, $1/1 and Flu coupon booklet ones.

Freebies:
  • Right Guard/Dry Idea B1G1FREE
  • Use B1G1 FREE from 10/31 RP
  • =2 for FREE!

  • Motrin PM $4
  • Use $2/1 from 11/21 SS
  • Stack with $1/1 video value
  • Get $2 SCR
  • =$1 overage!

  • AMO Complete Contact Solution $7.99
  • Get $7.99 SCR
  • =FREE

Deals:

  • Halls Cough Drops 99 cents
  • Use $1/2 from 11/7 SS
  • Stack with 50 cent video value coupon
  • =49 cents for 2

  • Tresemme B1G1 Free (buy 4)
  • Use $5/3 from October video values
  • Use $1/1 from October video values
  • Sally Hansen B1G1 Free
  • 50 cent SCR
  • Also qualifies for Cosmo Beauty Bag

  • Tide $9.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $2 +Up
  • =$6.99

  • Scott Bathroom Tissue $6.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/17 SS
  • Stack with $1/1 Video Value
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$3.99

  • NyQuil/Dayquil $4.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $2 +UP
  • =$1.49

  • Chloraseptic $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 SS
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$1.99

  • Pert Plus $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/17 SS
  • Get $1.50 +Up
  • =49 cents

  • Maxell CD, DVD, CD (data) and Mini DV Camcorder tapes 7.99
  • $3 SCR (on each item)
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$1.99

  • Con Air You Style $19.99
  • Use $5/1 Flu coupon
  • Get $5 +Up
  • =$9.99!

  • Discovery Play Tent $14.99
  • Use $2 video value coupon
  • $2 + Up
  • =$10.99

  • Healthy Choice Micro Soup Bowls 2 for $3
  • Use $1/2 from 10/17 SS
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =50 cent each!

  • Betty Crocker Potatoes 2 for $3
  • use 0.50/2 from peelie on box
  • Stack with $1/2 video values
  • =25 cents each!

  • Boxed Christmas Cards or Gift Bags B1G2 FREE

  • Hershey's Kisses 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 11/21 SS
  • Stack with $1 video values coupon
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Luden's Cough Drops 99 cents
  • Use 0.55/1 from 10/3 SS
  • =44 cents

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

Friday, November 19, 2010

All You Reality Checker


Look at the surprise I got in the mail yesterday, a full size box of Weight Watchers Coffee Cakes from All You Reality Checkers. Frequently (about 2-3 a week) All You sends me short (less than 2 minute) surveys and then if I qualify and agree to do a short review, they will send me products. It can be anything from food, to books, to vacuum cleaners and more! Click here to sign up for this fun free program.

While you are on allyou.com, don't forget to check
their daily free sample page, you can even go back and order samples from several months back as long as they still have them available. Who doesn't love getting free stuff in the mail? Thanks All You!

Rite Aid Recap


Recap:
  1. Added $15.45 from Oct SCR and Witch Hazel Rebate
  2. Spent $8.25 on gift card and $3.26 in cash from my envelope, also spent $31.95 out of pocket to get 5 packs of diapers for new baby and charity.
  3. Retail Amount to date: $2336.37
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $240.90

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My customer service experience

Like everything else with this house...the washer and dryer have a story, I am not sure if this makes me determined, annoying, or crazy, but I FINALLY got my Evergreen Maytags!

It all began when we bought our first washer and dryer as a married couple, a refurbished set from a 2nd hand dealer. They worked great for nearly six years and then the dryer broke. We went looking to fix/replace it and I came across the Steam Maytag Evergreen Series and fell in love. They were so beautiful and had so many features! However, our rental couldn't accommodate the height of front loaders, so we got another refurbished dryer to get us through until we got to the new house. Greg said, "We can just get new ones when we move delivered right to our door..." (um, keep that sentence in mind as you read on.)

Well, flash forward to this summer and my washer started leaking, a little more with every load until eventually I had to mop between loads (on a positive the laundry room floor was sparkling!). It was time, so August we went looking only to discover my coveted Evergreen were discontinued...(people preferred white due to the economy.) We were settled on a white steam set. I came home and researched just a little and found out that set got horrible reviews, like 2-3 out of 5 stars from everyone who owned one. I also research the evergreen ones and found that they got 4.5-5 stars and everyone loved them! I looked around and there were several available to buy online at closeout prices, so Greg said, go ahead. When I found a set of pedestals on ebay at half price, I was convinced I could get them! This was August 20...

Washer: I found immediately on ebay for a STEAL and it would ship within ten days, perfect...buy it now!

Dryer #1: Ordered it online, from company #1 in New York/India, with the cheapest price and free shipping (showing IN STOCK on their website), but it is not in stock, so didn't technically order it.

Meanwhile called lots of online stores in between, who had it IN STOCK on their website, but didn't really have one :(

Dryer #2: Called company #2, they had one. "Mam, if we didn't have one it wouldn't show up in my computer." Ordered, check! Meanwhile company #1 calls back, they have one now, but I don't need them because I have one. Half hour later company #2 calls back, they apparently didn't have one...so I recall company #1 and order that dryer.

August 28: Pedestals arrive! Ebay washer guy calls and says that the washer will not be in stock until Sept 4 (I guess Buy It Now, technically does not mean he had it???)

September 1, we move and I have NO WASHER or DRYER and am doing my laundry at Debbie's (mother-in-laws)

Sept 12: Dryer arrives...









In less than perfect condition...so I recall the company and they order me a replacement, (dryer #3). In the meantime, I continue to research and find another dryer, which "If it is on our website we have it." I order that one too (dryer #4). Greg is like, "What are we going to do when 2 dryers arrive?" And we are still waiting for the "Buy it Now" Ebay washer to arrive at the seller's appliance store. It will absolutely be there by September 17. In the meantime, hauling all my laundry to Debbie's...still.
September 27, washer finally arrives and is shipped. Dryer #4 is now not in stock (big shocker) and dryer #3 is no longer available. So I spent most of the next couple of days calling every store that sells Maytag from Portland to Medford, online appliance stores, and Maytag themselves, who consequently are of little help?!? Finally I do another search and come across one in Boston MA at an appliance store (he actually has access to 5!). I ordered, now longer worrying about price. He was a little hesitant to send it that far, but agreed to after I told my sad tale.
October 4: Washer arrives! The truck can't make it up our driveway and he leaves it on the side of the road, but it is beautiful and I love it! Greg brings up the old dryer and I now have a functioning laundry room again!
October 14: Dryer #5 arrives



as a scratch and dent model! We accept this one conditionally, but after taking it out just keep noticing more scratches and dings. We paid top dollar for this one and I don't want it banging up before my kids even touch it! Sadly, we file a claim with the store and the shipping company and look for Dryer #6. The appliance store doesn't have access to the other 4, they have been shipped to Ohio. Finally after 2 weeks of waiting, the appliance store gets word that they can get one of the ones from Ohio, so as soon as it gets back to MA, the can ship it to me. I am still not sure why it had to go back to Boston, but it did. The sales guy put signs all over it that said, "DO NOT DROP, DO NOT STACK!" and it made it here safely!
Flash forward to yesterday, I got my dryer! (They now deliver at Greg's office so he can inspect and they don't have to bring a semi up the hill.) It was scratch/dent/defective free and I finally, after three months have my Evergreen Maytags.

Don't they look so beautiful with my counters and cabinets! I am loving doing laundry! It is so much quieter and quicker than before.


And today the shipping company finally picked up, dryer #5 from my garage. Well, Greg and his dad drove it to the bottom of the hill and put it in the semi :)

The moral of the story:

  1. Good customer service a long way, we love Kahians and the way the answered every call and email! Small appliances stores have far superior communication and customer service than large internet vendors.
  2. Buy it now does not mean "I have it now"
  3. Just because it is on the website IN STOCK does not mean the company actually has it. I think all the companies were fighting over the same few dryers at the distributors.
  4. Being patient and persistent always pays off.
  5. Everything is better in green.

Fred Meyer Challenge Butter Deal

Here is the scope on the Challenge Butter Deal. This weeks ad has Challenge Butter 3 for $5, you can used 0.55/1 from coupons to come to sweeten the deal. Once you buy 3...the packages have coupons inside for 0.75/1 any Challenge Butter and $1/1 Tuscan Butter Tub. So, after buying three...do this scenario for cheap butter.


  • Buy 3 Challenge Butter
  • Buy 3 Tuscan Butter
  • Use Fred Meyer 3 for $5 coupon (this weeks ad)
  • Use Fred Meyer Tuscan Butter 99 cents coupon (monthly coupon book)
  • Use 3 0.75/1 from package
  • Use 3 $1/1 from package (cashier will have to adjust it to 99 cents)
  • =$2.75 for all the butter above! (Plus you have more coupons in your packages)

*Please note the Tuscan tubs contain garlic and herbs, so not really a "cooking" or "jam" type spread, but great for rolls. Also the Roseburg Fred Meyer was out of "salted" butter until tomorrow. Deal runs through Saturday. Tuscan Butter deals will go for a few more weeks.

Free Glasses...just pay shipping and handling


I was so excited when I heard about this deal, because my current glasses are cracked and have been handled more than once by a two year old. Coastal Contacts is offering free glasses today, (first 10,000...one per household) just go to their facebook page and like them and you will get the code to enter at their site. You will have to pay a shipping and handling charge, which is around $10-$15. You do need your current prescription and not all lenses are covered at 100%. Unfortunately, I am so blind my glasses would still cost $99, but down from the $279 they started at, so if you need new glasses it is worth a try!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fred Meyer Deals: cheap and free butter!!!

Fred Meyer deas through Saturday, ad from Tuesday paper or probably available at customer service.

Store coupons:
  • Spend $150, get free Turkey (does not have to all be spent on food)
  • Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin Pie or Fred Meyer Whipping Cream 2 for $3
  • Fred Meyer Canned Broth or Veggies 3 for $1
  • Gold Medal Flour 99 cents
  • 2 lbs Tillamook Cheese $3.99
  • Florida Natural Orange Juice 2 for $5
  • Challenge Butter 3 for $5, stack with 3 0.55/1 or from coupons.com, there also might be in the Sunday paper (11/14)=$1.12 each! The packages are rumored to contain additional coupons inside, including $1/1 Tuscan Butter tub. Stack that coupon with the Fred Meyer monthly coupon (inside the monthly coupon book) and you can get Free tubs of Tuscan Butter. Remember butter will freeze well too!

Non coupon deals:

  • Yams 57 cents/lb (Albertsons has these on sale for 79 cents)
  • 8 inches Fruit Pies $3.99 each

Albertsons 11/17-11/25


Another great stockup week! My grocery budget is up, but I love getting things we use everyday cheaper and having a couple months worth of it on hand, especially with the baby and the holidays coming up. Report of 5? doubles this weekend? I hope so, I also hope this new trend of doubles every weekend is a new thing!
Don't forget Joy Rewards going on right now. For every transaction over $50 (before coupons!) you will receive a game piece. Every game piece has a prize.
*Another reason to get to $50...Farm Fresh Frozen Basted Turkey on 23 cents/lb with $50 purchase (16-22 lbs)
Freebies:
Coupons:
  • Store coupon: $3 off any whole Fresh Turkey
  • Manufacturer Coupon: Save 41 when you buy any Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage and Bertolli Pasta Sauce
Under a $1 deals:
  • Fresh Russet Potatoes 88 cents/10 lbs
  • Celery 48 cent
  • Green Giant Canned Veggies 47 cents, use $1/4 from Safeway coupon booklet=22 cents each, free with double
  • Albertsons Mandarin Oranges 47 cents
  • Campbell's Gravy 47 cents, use 0.50/4 from 10/31 SS=35 cents each
  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 47 cents
  • Albertsons, Broth, Mushrooms, Dry Gravy Mix or Dry Seasoning Mix 57 cents each
  • Carnation Evaporated Milk 97 cents, use 0.50/2 from 11/14 RP=72 cents each
  • Del Monte Pineapple 97 cents
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce 97 cents
  • Pillsbury Cake or Brownie Mix 97 cents
  • Albertsons Graham Cracker Pie Crust or Whipped Topping 97 cents
  • Cool Whip 97 cents
  • Albertsons Olives 97 cents
  • Idahoan Potatoes 97 cents, use $1/3=64 cents each
  • Navel Oranges 99 cents/lb
  • Yams 79 cents/lb
  • Granny Smith Apples 99 cents/lb

Deals:

  • Kraft Shredded Cheese $2, use $1/1 (with touch of Philly variety)=$1, Free with double!
  • Kelloggs Fruit Snacks $1.99, use $1/2 from kelloggs.com=$1.49 each
  • Hefty Plates and Bowls $2, use $1/1 from Safeway coupon book=$1, free with double!
  • Campbells Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup 79 cents, use $1/4=54 cents each
  • Stove Top 4 for $5, look for B4 G1 Free coupons buy product=$1 each
  • Finish B1G1 Free, use various coupons from coupons.com

Promos:

  • Buy Edwards Premium Pies ($5.99) get Mrs. Smith's Pie free
  • Another Instant Savings Spotlight, buy 10 items save $5 instantly! (prices after discount)
  1. Fiber One Bars $1.99, use 0.50/2 from 10/3 GM=$1.74 each
  2. General Mills Cereal $1.99, use $1/2 from 10/31 SS=$1.49 each
  3. Ritz $1.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 SS=99 cents, free with double!
  4. Best Food Mayo $1.99, use 0.60/1 from 11/14 RP=$1.39
  5. Ragu 99 cents, use $1/2 from Safeway Coupon book, and Free Pasta when you Buy 2 Ragu (see Barilla below)=3 FREE ITEMS with double!!
  6. Pillsbury Cinnamon or Crescent Rolls $1.49, use $1/2 from Safeway coupon book=99 cents each, + Catalina Buy 4, get $1 cat, Buy 5, get $2 cat, Buy 6 or more get $3 cat+FREE with coupons, doubles and catalina!
  7. Reddi-wip $1.49, use $1/2 from October All You=99 cents each!
  8. Betty Crocker Premium Brownies $1.99
  9. Chex Mix, Bugles, or Gardettos, $1.49, use 0.50/2 from coupons.com=$1.24 each
  10. Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn $1.49, use 0.75/1 from Safeway coupon book, Free with double! (Look for specially marked boxes with red box codes and freebies, info here
  11. Barilla Pasta 79 cents, (see above Ragu deal!)
  12. Birds Eye Steamfresh $1.99
  13. C&W Veggies $1.49
  14. Pillsbury Pie Crusts $1.99, also part of Pillsbury catalina!
  15. Super Chill 12 packs $1.99
  16. Blue Bonnet 49 cents
  17. Rhodes Rolls $2.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 RP=$1.99
  18. Chinet Plates, Bowls, and Cups $1.99
  19. Hershey's Kisses $2.49, use $1/2 from 11/14 SS or coupons.com=$1.99 each ($1 at Rite Aid this week!)
  20. Arrowhead Water 24 pack $2.99
  21. Planters Nuts $2.99

Catalinas:

  • Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 3 for $5, use 0.30/2 from coupons.com or $1/2 from Safeway coupon book separate catalina, Buy 4, Get $1.00 Cat, Buy 5, Get $2.00 Cat, Buy 6 or more, Get $3.00 Cat=as cheap as 17 cents each when you factor in coupons, doubles, and catalina!
  • McCormick Extracts B1G1 Free, use 2 $1.50/1 from Safeway coupon booklet, Buy 2 get $1.50 cat, Buy 3 or more get $3 cat
  • Get $5 Cat when you spend $15 on Cough and Cold products
  1. Robitussin $4.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 RP=$3.99
  2. Dimetapp Cold $4.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 RP=$3.99
  3. Nyguil or Dayquil $4.99, use $1.50/1 from 10/31 P&G=$3.59
  4. Halls Cough Drops $1.19, use $1/2 from 11/7 RP=69 cents each
  5. Theraflu $4.49, use $1.50/1 from 10/7 SS=$2.99
  6. Triaminic Cold $4.49
  7. Mucinex $9.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 RP=$8.99
  8. Zicam $9.99, use $1/1 from 10/24 SS=$8.99
  9. Aleve $5.49, use $1/1 from 10/24 RP=$4.49
  10. Advil $7.99, use $1/1 from 11/14 RP=$6.99
  11. Delsym $7.99

WOW, so excited to shop! I would also like to just say, I heart the Safeway coupon book!

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Macy's One Day Sale 11/16-11/17

Today and tomorrow is another Macy's One Day Sale. Hours will vary so check at your local store, but some stores opening as early as 7 am. There is also a $10/$25 and you can check out the catalog at that link as well. Happy Shopping and let me know if you score a good deal!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rite Aid 11/14-11/20

Don't forget to watch video values to earn $1/1, $4/$20, and other great coupons. Plus watch a video to earn a coupon for a free flu coupon booklet. ALL of these coupons are stackable, meaning you can use them with a manufacturer's coupons!

Freebies:
  • Colgate Total Advanced, 360 Toothbrush or Wisps 3 for $6.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/14 SS (Total), $1/1 from Oct All You (Wisps), and $1/1 from smartsource.com(Toothbrush)
  • Stack with $1/1 Colgate Total and $1/1 360 Toothbrush from video values
  • Get $2 + Up on 3
  • =1 cent overage!

  • Dry Idea or Right Guard B1G1 Free
  • Use B1G1 Free from 10/31 RP
  • =2 for FREE!

  • Gain Dish Detergent 89 cents
  • Use $1/1 from 10/10 P&G
  • =11 cents overage!



Deals:

  • Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care $2.99
  • Use 0.50/1 from 11/14 RP
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =49 cents!

  • Hershey's Kisses 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 11/14 SS
  • Stack with $1 video values coupon
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!

  • Boxed Christmas Cards or Wrapping Paper B1G2 FREE!

  • Huggies $8.99
  • Use $2.50/1 from coupons.com or $2/1 from 11/14 SS
  • Get $3 +Up
  • =As little as $3.49 each!

  • Luvs $16.99 box
  • Get $4 +Up
  • =$12.99

  • Conair Massaging Slippers $14.99
  • $5 SCR
  • =$9.99

  • Conair Touch and Tone Massager $14.99
  • $3 SCR
  • Use $2 in ad coupon
  • =$9.99

  • DelMonte Pineapple, Sun Maid Raisins, Motts Applesauce, Swiss Miss, or Libby's Fruit 4 for $5
  • Use $1/5 from 9/19 SS (Exp. 11/15 Del Monte), or $1/2 from 11/7 SS (Sun Maid) or 0.50/2 from 11/14 SS or $1/1 from Safeway coupon booklet (Swiss Miss) or $1/2 from 8/29 RP (Libbys)
  • Stack with 0.30/1 from video values (Libbys, available in Oct too)
  • Get $1 + Up on 4
  • =60 cents for Del Monte, 40 cents for Sun Maid, 28 cents each for Libbys, or as good as $1 overage for Swiss Miss!

  • Betty Crocker Potatoes 2 for $3
  • Use 0.50/2 from 10/3 GM
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =25 cents each!

  • Cheer Detergent $4.99
  • Use $2/1 from 10/10 P&G
  • Get $1 + UP
  • =$1.99

  • V05 67 cents

  • Cottonelle 2 for $5
  • Use 2 0.50/1 from 11/7 SS
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$1 each

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

Friday, November 12, 2010

Costco Comparison

I did a little comparison shopping at Costco this week, here is what I found. We were OUT of toilet paper, usually our family prefers Cottonelle, so I looked for a coupon (only found 0.50/1) an headed to the store. I bought a 12 pack for $11.99 minus coupon (highway robbery!!). Later at Costco I saw an 30 roll pack of Charmin for $18.99. Score one for Costco!
Baby Wipes(for you Nicole): last week at Albertsons after coupons and catalinas I was able to get 1080 Pampers wipes for $14.95. Costco had 1000 Huggies wipes for $23.99 and 900 Kirkland brand wipes for $18.99. I have yet to try Kirkland brand, but I have heard they are superior, however if you are not brand specific I still have to give this one to Albertsons.

Pop Tarts: Albertsons has this deal were you buy 10 packs of 12 count Pop Tarts, get 2 movie tickets and $10 in concessions cash. They are priced at $2.50 and you can use the $1/3 coupon from kelloggs.com. Plus they have a catalina for buy 5 get $4 catalina. So, you would spend after coupons and catalinas $14 for 120 Pop Tarts (not including the movie items) at Costco 48 Pop Tarts are $7.89. Always assuming you need 120 Pop Tarts...I would be sick of them for sure by then.
Final Score: Costco: 1, Albertsons: 2!


Rite Aid Recap


Check the bottom of your receipts! I just noticed my 20% off Gold+ level discount is through 12/31/2011!! The bad part is, I continue to forget this...so when I buy items not on sale, like the Fructis Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Kit, I forget to factor in the sale price. So, I got it for a 20% off, but because I was under the $15 for Garnier purchases, I didn't get the $5 + UP. Hopefully it is a preggo brain thing and I will remember next time. I am excited to try this product though and review it for you...have to be after the baby comes though! :)
A couple of things to keep in mind. There is a new video values video which will get you a coupon for the Flu coupon booklet. Just watch the video and then take the coupon to the pharmacist and they will give you the booklet with over $120 of Rite Aid (stackable!!) coupons.
Rumor has it that the Gift of Savings program is coming back at the end of November. This is a great program and nearly every purchase qualifies. More details to come soon.
Recap:
  1. Added $10 from a gift card (Dental Health one)
  2. Spent $7.29 on this gift card
  3. Retail amount to date: $2229.21
  4. Amount spent out of pocket in 2010: $208.95

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fred Meyer 4 day sale

Fred Meyer has a 4 day sale going on, with coupons. You should be able to get a copy at customer service.

In ad coupons:
  • Free Turkey if you spend $150 (does not all have to be on food, some exclusions apply)
  • Fred Meyer 1/2 gallon milk or orange juice 4 for $5
  • Tillamook Butter 2 for $5
  • Fred Meyer Canned Veggies or Broth 3 for $1
  • Cream Cheese $1
  • Dozen Eggs 4 for $5
  • Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Chicken Soup 2 for $1, stack with $1.50/3=FREE!

*10 pound bag potatoes 98 cents!

Albertsons 11/10-11/16


A GREAT week! More stockup prices and rumors of doubles again?!? (Note: Roseburg did NOT get doubles last Sunday?)
Don't forget about Joy Rewards, a game piece for every transaction over $50 (pre coupon total!), so far I have won 5% off my total bill, not a bad prize though.
Freebies:
  • Sierra Mist $1, use $1/1 from Safeway Thanksgiving coupon book=FREE
  • Wholly Guacamole/Salsa $3.49, use $4/1 (facebook coupons)=FREE, remember to print 2!
  • *Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies...see details below

In ad coupons:

  • $5.64/3 lb chicken bag
  • $1.68 Fresh Express Salad
  • $1.99 Shoppers Value Milk
  • $2.99 Jimmy Dean Bacon
  • 2 for $5 Albertsons Spring Water
  • $4.99 Tillamook Brick Cheese
  • Free Snuggle Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets, when you Buy all detergent ($7.99) use, $1/1 from 9/26 SS=$6.99 for both

Deals:

  • B1G1 Free Beef
  • Roma Tomatoes 99 cents/lb
  • Green Bell Peppers 69 cents each
  • Sara Lee Fruit Pies B1G1 Free, use 2 0.75/1 from 11/7 RP
  • Del Monte Veggies 79 cents, use $1/5 from 9/19 RP=59 cents each
  • Pampers $8.99, ue $1/1 from 10/31 P&G=$7.99
  • Huggies $8.99, use various coupons from 10/17 SS or coupons.com=as low as $6.49!
  • Hefty Trash Bags $4.99, use $2/1 from Safeway coupons book=$2.99!

Promos:

  • Buy 1 Mrs. Smith's Pie, get 1 Free Breyers Ice Cream
  • Buy 10Participating Kellogg's/Keebler/Sunshine products get 2 free movie tickets plus $10 in concession cash (via mail), all items $2.50
  1. Kelloggs cereal, use $1/3 or $1/2 from 10/17 RP and various coupons on kelloggs.com
  2. Nutri Grain bars, Use $1/2 from kelloggs page
  3. Keebler Chips Deluxe or Grahams
  4. Sunshine Cheez-it Crackers, use $1/2 from kelloggs page
  5. Carr's Crackers
  6. Pop tarts, use $1/3 from kelloggs page

*Pop tarts have a separate catalina, Buy 3 get $2 cat, Buy 4 get $3 cat, Buy 5 get $4 cat. Plus buy 5 different flavors(with flavor codes) and enter them online to claim rewards like, magazine subscriptions, free pop tarts, and movie tickets. More info here.

  • INSTANT SAVINGS PROMO (I am loving these!) Buy 10 participating products, save $5 instantly. (You can do more than one set per transaction). Prices listed after instant savings.
  1. homelife Mighty Paper Towel $1.29
  2. Albertsons French Fried Onions $2.19
  3. Super Chill 12 pack $1.99
  4. Albertsons Apple Sauce $2.49
  5. Albertsons Tomatoes $1.19
  6. Abertsons Deep Dish Pie Shells $1.89
  7. Betty Crocker Cake Mix 49 cents, Betty Crocker Frosting 99 cents, use 0.75 on cake mix and frosting from 10/3 GM=73 cents each (or $1 off cake and frosting from Safeway coupon book!)
  8. Betty Crocker Brownies 49 cents, use $1/2 from Safeway coupons book (Fudge variety)=FREE
  9. Peter Pan Peanut Butter 99 cents
  10. Gold Medal Flour 99 cents
  11. Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch 99 cents, use 0.40/1 from 10/3 GM=59 cents (or $1/2 from Safeway book)
  12. Keebler Graham Cracker Pie Crust 99 cents, use buy 2 get 0.50 off eggs from 11/7 SS=74 cents each, plus eggs
  13. Quaker Life or Oh's Cereal $1.49
  14. Quaker Cap'n Crunch $1.49, use 0.50/1 from 8/29 RP=99 cents
  15. Quaker Granola Bars $1.49, use 0.75/2 from 9/19 RP=99 cents each
  16. Dixie Plates, Cups, or Vanity Fair Napkins $1.99
  17. Nestle Morsels $1.49
  18. Pam $1.99, use $1/1 from Safeway book=99 cents
  19. Wesson Oil $1.99, use $1/1 from Safeway book=99 cents
  20. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk $1.49, use 0.55/1 from 11/7 RP=94 cents
  21. Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix or Syrup $1.99
  22. Smart Ones $1.49
  23. Quaker Oatmeal $1.99, use $1/1 from 9/12 RP=99 cents
  24. Diamond Chopped Walnuts $1.99, use 0.50/1 from 11/7 RP=$1.49
  25. Crisco Shortening Sticks $2.49, use $1/2 from 11/7 RP=$1.99 each
  26. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter,Promise, or Brummel and Brown Spread $1.79
  27. PF Chang's Meals for Two $6.49, use $2/1 from 9/12 RP=$4.49

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

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

House Party: Perler Beads!

House Party is a fun and exciting program that sends you party kits and lets you share freebies, samples, prizes, and coupons with family and friends. (To read my posts about previous House Parties and more info click here). On Saturday, we held a house party for Perler Beads. I made it a mother/daughter party. Here are the "bead kits" each kid got. House Party provided everything but the bag.

Table set up with iron...you iron the beads to fuse them together.

A party must have snacks, veggies, fruit, and chocolate chip cookies.





A couple of the finished projects. The kids LOVED doing this! It was a fun afternoon, with friends. Looking forward to another one.
Want to have your own House Party? Currently you can apply for:
  1. EA SPORTS Active 2 Fitness Through Fun House Party
  2. Kraft Food First Taste: Athenos
  3. American Ninja Warrior 2 Sneak Peak

*House party is a little slow around the holidays, but there are lots events coming, and previews are available for parties through March!

Good Luck! I have nothing but positive things to report about House Party, what a great program! My husband and kids even look forwards to helping me host them!

Saturday, November 6, 2010



Freebies:
  • Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush or Crest Whitening Plus Scope Outlast Toothpaste $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G (Crest)
  • Get $2.99 + Up
  • =Free or $1 overage!

  • Crest ProHealth Toothpaste $3.49
  • Use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $2.50 +Up
  • =1 cent overage!

  • Men's Nivea Body Wash $3.99
  • Use $3/1 from 10/17 RP
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =1 cent overage!

Deals:

  • Kelloggs B1G1 Free
  • Use $1/2

  • Maybelline 40% off
  • Use various coupons from 10/10, 10/31 and 11/7 RP
  • Stack with $2 video values coupon

  • Revlon Eye Makeup $2 off retail
  • $1 SCR
  • Get $2 + Up on Grow Luscious Mascara

  • Garnier Anti Dandruff Shampoo $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 11/7 RP
  • Stack with $2/1 video values coupon
  • =99 cents
  • *Also qualifies towards $5 + Up when you spend $15 on Garnier

  • Crest Pro Health Rinse $3.49
  • Get $2.50 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Soft Soap B1G1 Free
  • Use 0.50/1 from Nov All You

  • Nivea Body Wash $3.99
  • Use $2/1 from Nov All You
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =99 cents

  • Finish products 50% off retail
  • Use $1/1 off coupons.com (various other Finish coupons there)
  • Stack with $1/1 video values

  • Skittles 50 cents
  • Use 0.25/1 from video values
  • =25 cents!

  • Pampers $8.99
  • use $1/1 from 10/31 P&G
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$6.99

  • Duracell $5.99
  • Use 0.75/1 from 10/10 P&G
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$4.24

  • Garnier Fructis Hair Care 2 for $6
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 11/7 RP
  • Stack with $1/1 video values (Color Shield)
  • =$1.50 each
  • *Qualifies for Garnier + Up (Spend $15 get $5)

  • Garnier Sleek and Shine Blow Dry Perfector Kit
  • Use $2/1 from coupons.com
  • Stack with $5/1 video values
  • *Qualifies for Garnier +Up (spend $15 get $5)

  • Purex Detergent or Fabric Softener $1.99
  • Use 0.35/1 (detergent) or 0.55/1 (softener) from 10/10 RP
  • =as low as $1.44

  • Boxed Christmas Cards B1G2 FREE!

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

Real Deals Contest!

Do you love Real Deals? I can hardly go in there because I want everything!! I also love that it is a business that was started by two stay at home mom's in Idaho and is now a huge chain! I just got this email from them about a fun contest. Watch ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition this Sunday, and look for the product that you think came from Real Deals. Then head to there Facebook page and make a guess on how many items there were ($3000 worth). The winner will get a $200 gift certificate to Real Deals. Click on the image to make bigger and read all the details! Good luck!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fred Meyer Fuel Rewards

Have you noticed how long your Fred Meyer receipts is getting? That is because it now has the Fuel Rewards info on the bottom. You get one fuel point for every $1 that you spend, when you earn 100 points, you get 10 cents off per gallon when you visit participating Shell stations. For more details on the program click here and for participating Shell stations near you, click
here.

Don't forget that Albertsons has a fuel reward program too...earn 5 cents off for every $50 that you spend. Safeway also offers 10 cents off for every $100 that you spend, and 3 cents off everyday with your card.