Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rite Aid 5/1-5/6







Freebies:


  • Crest ProHealthy or Sensitivity $2.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 5/1 P&G
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =51 cent overage!
  • Oral B Advantage Toothbrush $2.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 5/1 P&G
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =51 cent overage!

  • Scope $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 4/17 RP
  • Get $2 + UP
  • =1 cent overage! (Note limit of 4 between the Crest, Scope, and Oral B)

  • Pro Foot Care Products 3 for $15
  • Use $1/1 printable (no longer available) or $1/1 peelies
  • $10 SCR on 3
  • $2 + Up on 3
  • =as low as free!


  • Revlon Beauty 40% off
  • $2 SCR on Crazy Shine Nail Buffer (only $2.09 after 40% off)
  • Get $4 + Up on 2
  • =as much as $1.82 overage!

Deals:

  • GhiItalicradelli Squares $2.88
  • Use $1/1 from May All You
  • =$1.88



  • Lindt $2.88
  • Use $1/1 from May All You (Classic recipe)
  • =$1.88

  • Revlon Foundation $9.99
  • Use $2/1 from 4/10 SS
  • $2 SCR
  • Get $5 + UP
  • =99 cents!!



  • John Frieda Root Awakening $4.99
  • Use $3/1 from 5/1 SS
  • Stack with $1/1 from April Video Values
  • =99 cents!



  • John Frieda Foam Hair Color $11.99
  • Use $5/1 from 5/1 SS
  • Stack with $5/1 (expires 5/5)
  • =$1.99

  • Raid Ant & Roach Spray $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 5/1 SS
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Pampers $9.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 5/1 P&G
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$6.49


  • Right Guard Body Wash $2.99
  • Use B1G1 Free from 5/1 RP
  • Stack with $1 video values
  • =$1 each!

  • Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorant $2.99
  • Use B1G1 free from 5/1 RP
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Nivea Sun Kissed $9.99
  • Use $2/1 from 5/1 RP
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =$2.99

  • Nestle Water 24 pack $3.49
  • Use $1/2 from 5/1 SS
  • Spend $20 get $5 + UP
  • =$2.15 each when you buy 6 (plus bottle deposit :( in Oregon).

  • Red Vines $1.50, love me some Red Vines!
  • Get $1 + Up (monthly + Up)
  • =50 cents!

  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide $9.99
  • Use $4/1 from 5/1 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =99 cents!

  • Dove Men's Deodorant $3.99
  • May have $1/1 printable (no longer available)
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =as low as FREE!

  • Stride Spark Gum $1
  • Use $1/2 from 4/3 SS
  • Stack with 50 cents video value
  • =25 cents each!

  • Orbit Gum $1
  • Use $1/2 from 4/17 SS
  • Stack with 25 cents April video value
  • =38 cents each!



Allure Magazine Deal, Spend $25 on participating P&G products, get a year subscription to Allure Magazine. As with any P&G promo, check your stash for high value mailers.


  • Cover Girl 40% off
  • Use various coupons from 4/10 RP and 5/1 P&G



  • Olay B1Get 1 50% off
  • Use various coupons from 4/17 RP and 5/1 P&G



  • Clairol Hair Color $7.99
  • Use $2/1 from 5/1 P&G
  • Stack with $1 in ad coupon
  • =$4.99



  • Pantene 2 for $7
  • Use $3/2 from 5/1 P&G
  • =$2 each



  • Secret B1G1 50% off
  • Use various coupons from 5/1 P&G

  • Venus B1G1 50% off
  • Use various coupons from 5/1 P&G
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

I can't get the picture to turn...that's kind of how this transaction went...I underestimated my wellness discount for the Pampers and so I was $1.13 under getting the P&G coupon book, so I had to go back and buy some blush really quick without ANY coupons. Wow, epic fail, almost embarrassed to tell you that. I hope the coupon book is worth it!

  1. Didn't add any rebates
  2. Spent $14.14 out of pocket and $3.51 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $937.22
  4. Earned $3.76 in + Ups and the P&G Beauty Coupon Book
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $79.71

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kmart Spring Fever Deals

Kmart has a couple of good deals this week (through Saturday). Capri Sun and Kool Aid Jammers are on sale for $2 each, stack with the in store coupon B1G1 Free (limit 5 Free) and get 10 for $10. These are great to have on hand for summer BBQ season.


Also look for these packages of Fla-Vor Ice. The large pack has a $2 rebate and is priced at $4.99. The smaller pack also has a $2 rebate and is priced at $2.29, so 29 cents after rebate! The smaller package were located in a bin at the front of the store near the Easter clearance section (by the old "restaurant" in the Roseburg store). Limit 1 per envelope, but it doesn't have a limit per household that I could see. You can also send a copy of the receipt, so you could do multiple rebates with one receipt.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Girl Sale on Ruelala

Tomorrow starting at 8 am Pacific Time, Rue La La is having a sale on American Girl. If you are not familiar with Rue La La, it is a daily deal flash site. Each day a new group of "high end" brand items are featured. These items are deeply discounted and sale quickly. I am sure American Girl will be very fast selling, since these are popular and usually expensive items. If you are interested click on over and check it out early. There are many different brands and deals to be had, so even if you don't like American Girl, you might want to sign up for an account.

Albertsons 4/27-5/3


In ad coupons: (store=stackable)
  • Dole Salads $1.68, if you were lucky enough to get $1 off printable (no longer available)=68 cents!
  • Yoplait 2 for 88 cents, stack with 0.40/6 from 3/27 SS=37 cents each
  • Tillamook Ice Cream 2 for $5
  • Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese (32 oz) $4.99
  • Country Farm Breads 2 for $3
  • Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs $3.29/lb
  • Deli Style Potato or Macaroni Salad 99 cents/lb
  • Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue $5.99, stack with 0.25/1 from 4/3 P&G or $1/1 from mailers=as low as $4.99
Deals:
  • Baby Carrots $1.69
  • Watermelon 49 cents/lb
  • Cucumbers 79 cents
  • Lean Cuisine $1.88, use $1/3 from April All You=$1.55 each
  • Ball Park Franks B1G1 Free, use 2 0.55/1 from coupons.com, or you may have gotten a $1/1 from facebook printable
  • Pace Salsa or Picante $2, use 0.60/2 from 1/30 RP=$1.70 each
  • Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce $1
  • Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza $1, use 0.50/2 from 2/13 SS=75 cents each
  • Maruchan Yakisoba $1, use 0.50/1 from 3/13 SS=50 cents each (free with doulbes!)
  • Kool-Aid envelopes 10 cents each, use Buy 10 get 5 free from 3/13 SS=7 cents each
  • Gerber 2nd foods 99 cents, check your stash I have gotten a lot of catalina coupons for these recently
  • Save $2 with in store coupon on 3 cards priced at $1.99 or more=as low as $1.32 each
Catalinas:
  • Get a $5 catalina when you purchase a Gift Card Mall Multipack

  • P&G/redbox promo, Get a $5 catalina and 5 redbox codes when you spend $20 on participating product (search through your stash, lots of high value P&G mailer coupons out right now!) There will also be a new P&G insert on 5/1, coupons below expire 4/30.
  1. Tide Stain Release $10.99, use $3/1 from 4/3 P&G=$7.99
  2. Tide Laundry Detergent $10.99, use 0.35/1 from 4/3 P&G=$10.64
  3. Bounty $10.99
  4. Charmin $6.49 (use store coupon and 0.25 from 4/3 P&G to get it for $5.74)
  5. Dawn $2.99, use 0.25/1 from 4/3 P&G=$2.74
  6. Ivory $2.99
  7. Downy $4.99, use 0.50/1 from 4/3 P&G=$4.49
  8. Bounce $4.99
  9. Cascade $4.99, use 0.25/1 from 4/3 P&G=$4.74
  10. Swiffer Duster or Refills $7.99
  11. Prilosec $10.49, use $1/1 from 4/3 P&G=$9.49
  12. Pampers Big Pack $19.99, use $3/1 from 4/3 P&G=$16.99, Double dipping catalina starting 5/1 a $2 catalina will also print for buying $10 or more of Pampers products.
  13. Covergirl 25% off, use various coupons from 3/13 RP and 4/3 P&G
  14. Febreze Air Effects, Set & Refresh, or Bounty Napkins $2.99
  15. Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner $3.29, use B1G1 free from 3/13 SS
  16. Crest Toothpaste $3.50, use $1/1 from 3/13 RP or 4/3 P&G=$2.50
  17. Oral B Toothbrush $3.50, use B1G1 Free from 3/13 RP
  18. Gillette Venus $9.99, use $2/1 from 4/3 P&G=$7.99
  19. Always or Tampax $4.99, use $1/1 from 4/3 P&G
  20. Pringles $1.50 (good filler with diapers), use $1/3 from 4/3 P&G=$1.17 each
  21. Duracell $5.99, use $1.50/1 from 4/3 P&G=$4.49
  22. Iams Dog Food $16.99, use $1/1 from 4/17 RP=$15.99
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rite Aid Deals 4/24-4/30


Freebies:

  • Mars/M&M Single Serve 88 cents
  • Use B2 G1 Free from 3/27 RP
  • Get 88 cent + Up (limit 2)
  • 3 for FREE!

  • Veet as low as $4.99
  • Use $2/1
  • Stack $3 in ad coupon
  • Get $1 Up
  • =as much as $1.01 overage
Deals:

  • Hylands Cough, Cold, Allergy, or Nighttime Relief $4.99
  • Get $4 + UP
  • =99 cents

  • Avent Bottles or Cups B1G1 50% off

  • eos Shave Cream $2.99
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =99 cents

  • Sea Breeze B1G1 Free
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 4/17 SS


  • Orajel or Arm & Hammer Spin Brush (B1G1 Free)
  • Use various $1/1 from 3/13 SS
  • Spend $10 get $5 +Up

  • Arm & Hammer Toothpaste B1G1 Free
  • Use $1/1 from 3/13 SS
  • Spend $10 get $5 + UP

  • American Greetings Cards (plus wellness)
  • Use $2/2
  • Stack with B3 G1 Free in ad coupon

P&G Promo: Spent $30 get $30 P&G coupon book and Rite Aid will donate $3 to Children's Miracle Network. I did this last year and the coupons were Rite Aid coupons, meaning they were stackable and made for some pretty great deals later on.
  • Covergirl B1G150% off, use various coupons from 3/13 & 4/1o RP and 4/3 P&G
  • Olay Regenerist $18.99, use various coupons from 3/13, 4/17 RP and 4/3 P&G
  • Pantene 2 for $7, use $1/2 from 4/3 P&G
  • Pampers Box $19.99, use $3/1 from 4/3 P&G
  • Pampers Wipes $6.99
  • Always and Tampax B1G1 50% off, use various coupons from 4/3 P&G
  • Secret B1G1 50% off, use various coupons from 4/3 P&G
  • Crest and Oral B B1G1 50% off, use various coupons from 3/13 RP and 4/3 P&G
  • Prilosec OTC $24.99, use $1/1 from 4/3 P&G
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Enfamil Settlement


I received an email about the Enfamil LIPIL formula settlement, here is the exact wording:

"A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Mead Johnson & Company, LLC ("Mead Johnson") falsely represented that Enfamil LIPIL® is the only infant formula that contains DHA and ARA. DHA and ARA are healthy fatty acids. Mead Johnson will pay between $8 million and $12 million in infant formula and cash. No one is claiming that Enfamil LIPIL® is unsafe or challenging the nutrition it provides. Go to www.FormulaSettlement.com for more information and to file a claim online.

Who's Included? You are included if you bought Enfamil LIPIL® infant formula in the United States between October 13, 2005 and March 31, 2010. You are not included if you received Enfamil LIPIL® infant formula through the U.S.D.A.'s Women, Infants and Children program ("WIC") or purchased it for resale."


Click on the above link for more information. You can choose to get a check or formula, or opt out of your settlement options. You can file via mail or email.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

  1. Added $12 from March SCR
  2. Spent $12.42 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $888.51
  4. Earned $17 in + Ups, will check to see if I can submit for mop rebate too.
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $65.57
*Note, my favorite deals is the panty hose. No nonsense frequently goes on sale for B1G1 free and they usually have a $1 coupon on video values, so I used the March and April coupon and got two pairs of nylons for 79 cents!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Albertsons 4/20-4/26


Deals:
  • Spiral Sliced Ham $1.99/lb
  • Shank Portion Smoked Ham 99 cents/lb
  • Yams 58 cents/lb
  • Campbells Cream of Mushroom or Chicken 69 cents, use 0.30/4 from 3/6 SS=62 cents each
  • Albertsons canned veggies 50 cents
  • Jimmy Dean Fully cooked Sausage $3, use $1.50/1 from 3/6 RP=$1.50
  • Duncan Hines Frosting $1.25, use B2 Frostings, get Free Cake Mix from 4/10 SS
Promos: Save $5 Instantly when you buy 10 participating products: (price listed after instant savings)
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.69
  • Kraft Salad Dressing $1.29, use $1/2 from 4/10 SS=79 cents each
  • Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip $1.99, use $1/2 from 4/10 SS=$1.49 each
  • Nestle Morsels $1.79, use $1/2 from 4/10 SS=$1.29 each
  • Smart Ones $1.29
  • Propel Fitness Water 50 cents, use $1/2 from 2/13 SS=FREE!
  • Vitaminwater or Smartwater 75 cents
  • Dole Canned Fruit 79 cents, use 0.50/2=54 cents each!
  • Hunt's Ketchup 79 cents
  • Albertsons Powdered or Brown Sugar $1.49
  • Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese $1.99, use $1/2 from 3/13 SS=$1.49
  • Albertsons Flour $1.99
  • Nutri Grain Bars $1.99, use 0.75/2 from 3/6 RP=$1.62
  • Pop Tarts or Pop Tarts Mini Crisps $1.99, use $1/3 from 3/6 RP=$1.65 each
  • Ocean Spray Juice Blends $1.99
  • Chinet $1.99, use 0.55/1 from 4/17 SS=$1.44
  • Kellogg's Cereals $2.49, use $1/3 from 4/17 RP=$2.16 each
  • Coca Cola 8 and 12 pack bottles $3.49
  • Ore-Ida Potatoes $6.49
  • TGI Friday's Skillet Meals $6.49

Catalinas:
  • Now through Easter, spend $50-$74.99, get a 5% off catalina (use from 4/25-5/7) or spend $75 or more get a 10% off catalina, rewards can be combined to save up to 20%!
  • Get a $5 catalina, when you purchase any gift card multipack
  • Get a $4 catalina when you purchase $12 of participating products
  1. Dreyer's Shakes or Smoothies $2, use $1/2 from 4/17 RP=$1.50 each
  2. Haggen-Dazs or Skinny Cow Cups $1.25, use B5G1 Free from Safeway Coupon booklet=83 cents each
  3. Dreyer's Ice Cream or Fruit Bars $3
  4. Haagen-Dazs Snack Size, Skinny Cow Sandwiches, Bars, or Cones, Nestle Snack Size $4, use $1/1 (Nestle) from April All You=$3
  5. Nestle Drumsticks, Push-ups, or Bars $3, use $1/1 from April All You=$2
  6. Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream or Nestle Drumsticks $3
  • Get $10 catalina, when you spend$30 on participating baby products
  1. Huggies Box $19.99, use $2/1 from 4/17 SS=$17.99
  2. Pampers Box $19.99, use $3/1 from 4/3 P&G=$16.99
  3. Huggies Jumbo $9.99, use $2/1 from 4/17 SS=$7.99
  4. Pampers Jumbo $9.99, use $1.50/1 from 4/3 P&G=$8.49
  5. Similac Powder $21.19, use $5/1 from 4/3 SS, stack with any formula checks you may have=at least $16.19
  6. Huggies Wipes $5.99, use 0.50/1 from 4/17 SS=$5.49
  7. Pampers Wipes $5.99
  8. baby basics Big Pack $15.99
  9. Gerber 2nd foods 99 cents, (nice filler item!) check your stash for coupons
*Double Dipping catalinas:
  1. Buy any 2 Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers Jumbo Pack, get 100 bonus Gift to Grow points
  2. Buy Pampers ThickCare (216 count or larger) Wipes, get $2 catalina.
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Monday, April 18, 2011

What is a catalina?

This is a question I get a lot...


What is a catalina? How does it roll?
A catalina (or cat) is any piece of paper that prints out of that little box next to the cash register. ("Catalina" is just the name of the company that makes the boxes.) They may announce new products or promotions, but most of the time they are coupons. They are triggered by what you buy. For instance, buy baby food, you will probably get one for diapers and formula, or buy frozen food and maybe you will get one for another kind of frozen food.

The most valuable catalinas are the ones you earn by doing promotions. Like buy $25 worth of certain products, get $5 back to spend on your next purchase. This comes out in the form of a catalina. Grocery stores like Albertsons and Safeway use these the most. You can also get them at KMart, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, and Rite Aid (they are called Register Rewards at Walgreens and + Ups at Rite Aid.) Make sure your cashier gives you all your catalinas when you leave, you never know what you might get. Also, the promotion ones usually print out after you have paid, so watch for the flashing green light on the box, if it is still flashing, it is still generating catalinas for you. Make sure you get them and not the lucky person behind you.

A rolling catalina is when you do a promotion, earn a catalina and then turn around and do the promotion again (on your next shopping trip), use your catalina coupon, and then earn another one. Sometimes they roll nicely, sometimes they don't. I will be sure to point out when one is rolling nicely. FYI a "shopping trip" is defined when you leave the store, so technically you can go to your car, unload your car, and come back in to complete another transaction.


So, remember a few weeks ago how Albertsons had that great catalina sale, where you got $ off coupons for buying certain products. Well, I went and redeemed them and I got $132 worth of groceries for $20! That is why learning about catalinas is so important, they can save you big time money!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rite Aid 4/17-4/23


Freebies:

  • Little Remedies $4.99
  • Use $1/1 from 3/27 SS
  • $1 SCR
  • Get $3 + UP
  • =FREE!

  • Got 2 B Stylers $5.99
  • Use $2/1 from April All You
  • Stack with $2/1 from video values
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =Free


Deals:

  • Loreal cosmetics B1G1 50% off
  • Use $2/1 from 4/17 RP
  • Get $5 + UP when you spend $15

  • Neutrogena B1 G1 50% off
  • Use $3/1 from April All You
  • Get $5 + Up when you spend $15

  • Burts Bees Products (factor in 20% wellness level)
  • Spent $20 get $5 gift card (SCR offer)
  • Get $5 + Up when you spend $15

  • Sally Hansen (factor in 20% off wellness level)
  • Use $2/1 from 4/10 RP
  • Get $5 + Up when you spend $15

  • Rogaine $39.99
  • Use $10/1 from smartsource.com
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =$24.99

  • Schick Intuition or Quatro $7.99
  • Use $2/1 from 4/17 SS
  • Get $3 + Up
  • =$2.99

  • Huggies $8.99
  • Use $2/1 from 4/17 SS (check your stash too!)
  • possible $2 video value coupon (I can't find it, but it might pop up later this week)
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$5.99, possibly as low as $3.99!

  • No Nonsense B1G1 Free
  • Use $1 video values coupon

  • Nivea Body Wash $3.99
  • Use $3/1 from 4/17 RP
  • Get $5 + Up when you spend $15
  • =$1.04 overage when you buy 4, or 99 cents each!



Clean Home Zone + UP, Get $10 + Up when you spend $30 (my favorite deals listed)
  • Dixie Plates B1G1 Free
  • Use $2/2 (April) or $5/3 (March) from video values

  • Vanity Fair Plates, Napkins, Bowls, Cups B1G1 Free
  • Use 0.55/1 from Family Circle magazines

  • Scott Toilet Paper $7.99
  • Use $1/1 from 4/17 SS
  • Stack with $1 from video values
  • =$5.99


  • Air Wick Aerosols B1G1 Free
  • Use B1 G1 free from 4/17 SS
  • =2 For Free!

  • Rite Aid Bleach 99 cents

  • Purex Crystals or 3 in 1 B1 G1 Free
  • Use $2/1 (Crystals) or $1/1 from 3/13 RP
  • Stack with $1/1 video values coupon (3 in 1l)
  • Ajax Cleanser or Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 59 cents

  • Windex $2.50
  • Use $1/2 from 4/3 SS
  • Stack with 0.50/1 from video values
  • =$1.75 each

  • Lysol Wipes or Toilet Bowl Cleaner 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 4/17 SS
  • Stack with $1 from video values
  • =$1.50 each

  • Finish B1 G1 Free
  • Use 2 0.75/1 from 4/17 SS

  • Gain Dish Detergent 89 cents
  • Use $1/1 from various P&G mailers
  • =FREE!
  • Ziploc Bags 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 4/3 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values
  • =$1.50 each!

  • Glade Candles 2 for $5
  • Use $1/2 from 4/3 SS
  • Stack with $1/2 from video values
  • =$1.50 each

  • Libman Freedom Mop 20% off (This is my favorite mop ever!)
  • Use $2/1 from video values
  • Submit for $5 rebate

  • Duracell $2.99

  • Combat $4.99
  • Use $2/1 from coupons.com

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pampers Points Prize


  • 7 years of kids in diapers, sometimes 2 at once
  • 4 kids
  • Thousands of diapers
  • Hundreds of diaper coupons
  • 4600 Gift to Grow Point
  • 1 Jeep Wrangler Stroller=Priceless
and by Priceless, I mean FREE!

Are you collecting yet? Head here to start!

Review: Hormel Compleats Kids Meals


I was selected by shespeaks to do a review on Hormel Compleats Kids Meals. They sent me a package with four varieties included to try. We came home late from a tee ball game and I heated them up for dinner. They only take 45 seconds in the microwave. My kids, ages 7,5 and 2 loved them. They ate every bite of every variety. I loved that they were quick and easy after a busy stressful day. They are also cheaper and healthier than fast food. On the negative, I wish they would have had a "side" of veggies like Gerber Graduates do, although a couple did have veggies mixed in. I also didn't care for the extra stickers inclosed. My kids just threw these on the floor and didn't pay any attention to them.

Overall, I think it is a good product and one I would use again, if the price was right of course. If you would like to try them, leave a comment and the first two people will receive a B1G1 free coupon for Hormel Compleats Kids Meals.





In the spirit of full disclosure, Hormel Foods provided samples of Hormel® Compleats® Kids Microwave Meals for me and my family to try. No payment was given and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rite Aid Recap

Recap for last week:

  1. Added $11.98 from SCR
  2. Spent $10.50 from my cash envelope
  3. Retail amount to date: $765.64
  4. Earned $10 in + Ups
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $53.59
This week:

  1. Didn't add any rebate money
  2. Spent $11.98 out of pocket
  3. Retail amount to date: $808.08
  4. Earned $11 in + Ups
  5. Amount spent out of pocket in 2011: $65.57

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Albertsons 4/13-4/19


Pretty good week with doubles rumors floating around the blogosphere. Hopefully you have a lot of "catalinas" to spend from last week. Lots more cereal deals...are you stocked up yet? Print this coupon for $2/$25

Deals:

  • Albertson's Shank Ham 99 cents/lb
  • Albertson's Spiral Sliced Ham $1.99/lb
  • Oranges 78 cents/lb
  • Del Monte Veggies 50 cents
  • Birds Eye Veggies $1, use $1/3 from either 3/6 RP, 3/20 SS, or coupons.com=67 cents each
  • Bar S Franks $1, use $1/2 from 1/30 RP=50 cents each!
  • Del Monte Fruit $1
  • Allegra $5, use $5/1 from this Sunday's paper=Free!
Promos:
  • $1.50 each when you buy 4 cereals, Quaker Life, Cap'n Crunch, Post Honey Bunches of Oats Pecan, Honey Roasted or Almond Cereal (I have $1/1 catalina coupons for Honey Bunches of Oats, check your stash)
  • Save $1 instantly on when you buy $5 worth of Dasani, final price 2 for $8
  • Save $5 instantly when you buy any 10 participating products
Products include: (prices after instant savings)
  • Oreos $1.99, look for $1/1 off milk when you buy Oreos peelies and stack with your free milk coupons!
  • Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats $2.49, use $1/1 from 1/2 RP=$1.49
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.49, use $1/2 from 3/13 RP=99 cents each
  • Ritz or Crackerfuls $1.99
  • Stove Top 99 cents, use 0.50/1 from 4/3 SS=49 cents! Also look for tear pads in stores
  • Best Foods Mayo $2.99
  • Twizzlers $1.38
  • Idahoan Mashed Potatoes 49 cents, use $1/3=16 cents each!
  • Langers Juice Cocktail $1.99, save your UPCs and get rewards at langers.com
  • Wrigley's or Extra Multi-pack $1.49
  • Jello Pudding, Gelatin or Temptations $1.99, use various coupons from 4/3 SS
  • Albertsons Vegetable Oil $2.99
  • Hershey's Easter Trays $2.49
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil $4.49
  • Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese $2.49
  • Ajax Dishwashing Liquid $1.49
  • Quilted Northern or Brawny $5.99, use $1/1 from 3/13 RP (Brawny)=$4.99
12 ways to get free eggs: (with in ad coupons, when you buy participating products)
  • Mission Tortillas 2 for $4
  • Tropicana Orange Juice or Trop 50 2 for $5, use 2 $1/1 from 3/6 RP=$1.50 each
  • Spam 2 for $5
  • Martinelli's Sparkling Cider 2 for $5
  • Mott's Medley Juice 2 for $6
  • Hormel Mary Kitchen Beef Hash 2 for $5
  • Herehsy's Easter Chocolates 2 for $6
  • Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Fruit Snacks, or Cinnabon Bars 2 for $5
  • Wright Bacon $7.99
  • Colgate Toothbrush, or paste 2 for $5, use various coupons from 4/10 SS
  • Finish $3.99, use 0.75/1 from 3/6 SS=$3.24, expires 4/17
Catalinas:
  • Buy 4 participating General Mills Cereals or bars,(priced at $2.99) get a Free Milk catalina, not great prices, but I have a free Cheerios coupon, so I might use it here.
  1. Cheerios, use 0.55/1 from smartsource.com, or coupons.com=$2.44
  2. Honey Nut Cheerios, use $1/3 from coupons.com=$2.65
  3. Fiber One Bars, use 0.40/1 from 3/6 SS=$2.59
  4. Nature Valley Granola Bars, use 0.75/2 from 3/6 or 3/27 SS=$2.62

  • Save $5 on your next Pampers diapers and wipes purchase when you buy $20 worth of Pampers diapers and wipes. If the price for these is still $9.99 and $19.99, it might not be a great deal. However, remember that there is an upcoming Pampers points catalina so buy them if you need them. Use $1.50/1 and/or $3/1 from 4/3 P&G
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Albertsons in Oregon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pampers Village: Connect with real parents like you!

"Start earning Pampers Reward today!"
On Pampers Village, you can share tips, support, and experiences with real parents like you. You’ll discover more about parenthood through articles, videos, and online tools, and receive offers, samples, and coupons!

Pampers Catalina and Bonus Pampers Points

Are you collecting Pampers Gift to Grow Points? Click here
to start collecting and earning rewards. I have been collecting for almost 4 years, I have 1-2 in diapers during those years and will also admit I am not a very good potty trainer, but I finally got enough point to order a Jeep Stroller. This was absolutely free, including shipping. This same stroller sales for $52 on Amazon. Pretty good deal for something I use anyway. I have also ordered DVDs and Legos in the past and was very pleased with those products. You do not need a child in diapers to collect points and redeem rewards either, head on over Freebies4Mom and Hip2Save to look for the list of free codes and get started. Rewards range anywhere from 10-5500 points!

Yesterday, I also received same upcoming catalina print out at three store:

"Buy any 2 Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers Jumbo Pack get 100 bonus points"
and "Buy any 2 Pampers Wipes Tubs get 50 bonus points" Confirmed at Kmart, Fred Meyer, and Albertsons for dates 4/19-4/30

Also at Fred Meyer and Kmart (probably Albertsons...but not confirmed) Buy Pampers ThickCare 216 count or larger, get $2 Catalina for dates 4/19-4/30

This is also in addition to the catalina running at Albertsons and Fred Meyer get a $2 catalina when you spend $10 or get a $5 catalina when you buy $20 worth of Pampers diapers or wipes this one runs through 4/17.

Coupons available: $3/1 box from 4/3 P&G, $1.50 off pack from 4/3 P&G,$1/1 coupon for wipes via mail

Monday, April 11, 2011

We have a winner!






Let me give an explanation first. I did this giveaway to stress, that you can save money and actually buy things that your family will use! Everything in the pictures will be used within six months or less. I have a dinner menu plan which I rotate through, these are recipes that are easy, budget friendly, and ones that my family will eat. I try to buy the ingredients for these dinners when they pop up on sale, but some never go on sale. About every 4-6 weeks, I have to do a large trip (large meaning $125-$200) to get the rest everything I need to make these dinners and just to buy stuff we need. For the rest of the weeks, I spend between $20-$60 on groceries, buying produce, milk, juice, and necessary things, besides what is on sale that week. Notice I bought produce, milk, meat, and other "fresh" ingredients for these meals.

I get 3-4 copies of each coupon insert per week through mad coupons. I find this to be a reasonable amount for my family. I also spend a couple of hours clipping, planning, and organizing for a large trip like the Albertsons one. The smaller trips take me anywhere from 10 minutes to 1/2 hour. I find this enjoyable and do it in my "down" time in the evening.

I use couponing to save money on our grocery bill (money I would rather spend elsewhere). I also use it to help plan my menu, build up my food storage, and of course for fun! I don't try to get the largest out of pocket or most free things, I use my skills to try and save the most money on things we would be using anyway. I hope that this inspires you that you can coupon and save money without going to "hoarding extremes".

On to the winner...retail amount of the 3 trips was $465.57 (of course...none of us would EVER pay that). My total out of pocket for all three trips was $166.35, so I saved
64%! (If I can save at least 50%, I am satisfied, especially at the grocery store!) Rachel guessed exactly 64%, great job! Thanks to everyone who entered and those who thought I saved more than I did, what a confidence boost :) Rachel, let me know which of my fab five store you would like your gift card to:

  1. Rite Aid
  2. Kmart
  3. Albertsons
  4. Macys
  5. Ross
Thanks for reading, more giveaways and surprises to come.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rite Aid 4/10-4/16



Freebies:
  • Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash $2.99
  • Use B1 G1 Free from 4/3 P&G
  • Get $2 + UP (should get 2)
  • =$1.01 overage on 2

  • Hot Shot Ant and Roach Stray $2.99
  • Submit for rebate
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$1 overage!

  • AMO Contact Solution $7.99
  • $7.99 SCR
  • Use $1/1 from 4/3 SS
  • =$1 overage!


Deals:

  • John Frieda Hair Care 4 for $20
  • Use 4 $2/1 from 3/6 SS
  • Get $10 + UP
  • =as low as 50 cents each!

  • Stayfree 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 3/27 RP
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each

  • Loreal Vive or Kids Hair Care 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 2/20 or 4/10 RP (Vive) or 0.75/1 from 2/20 RP (kids)
  • Get $2 +up
  • =as low as $1 each!

  • Softsoap bodywash or refill $3.99
  • Use $1/1 (wash) or 0.50/1 (refill) from 3/27 SS
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =as low as $1.99

  • Biore $6.99-$8.99, plus wellness discount
  • Use Buy Pore Strips get Free Cleanser from 3/6 SS
  • Get$10 + Up when you spend $20!

  • Almay Buy 2 Get 1 Free
  • Use 3 $1/1 from 4/10 SS
  • $5 SCR on 2

  • Bic Flex 3 or 4 or Hybrid $4.99
  • Use 2 $3/1 from 4/10 SS
  • Get $2 + Up 0n 2
  • =99 cents each!

  • Mop & Glo $4.99
  • Use 0.75/1 from 4/10 SS
  • Get $2 + Up
  • =$2.24

  • Glad $3.99
  • Use 0.75/1 from 3/13 SS
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$2.24

  • Soft Scrub Total (I love these!) 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 3/13 RP
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$1 each!
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop for Rite Aid.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How real people coupon...


I am sure by now you have seen or heard of the craziness of the show "Extreme Couponing" on TLC. I did watch it and enjoyed it, but I find it very unrealistic. For instance, the Albertson's shopper that did 18 transactions...the coupons clearly state one set per trip. Some stores might let you do 3, but 18 I highly doubt that is normal. Buying 35 bottles of Maalox or 62 bottles of mustard...absurd! Don't tell me they donate it, because not even shelters are going to want that! (Did you notice how no one bought produce!) Also, I don't care if the labels are straight and it is organized, when your "stockpile" takes over every room and spare inch of your house...that is called hoarding!

Today I went and did some real coupon shopping. I had a menu plan, I used sales, promos, and matchups with coupons. I bought stuff we will use and eat and I didn't clear a single shelf! Success!
Now a little challenge...guess how much I saved overall (percent wise) and I will have a $25 gift card for the winner.

Rite Aid...


KMart...





and of course Albertsons!

Leave a guess in the comment section (a percent of how much I saved) and let me know what you thought of the show if you watched it!

UPDATE: Some people have left guesses on facebook, so I am transferring them over. If there is a tie, I will award 2 gift cards. You have until Monday to enter!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Albertsons 4/6-4/12


WOW, this week is so great! I am super excited because I need to do a large trip and this sale is fantastic! It is all about the stacking...and a drugstore-ish catalina promotion.

In ad store coupons:
  • Save $1/2 V8 Fusion
  • Free Starburst or Life Saver Jelly Beans when you buy 2 Starburst or Life Saver Jelly beans ($2 each), stack with $1/2 from 4/3 SS=$1 each!
  • Save $1/2 Mars Easter Mini Candy, stack with $1/2 from 3/20 RP
  • Save $1/2 Franz Big White or Whole Wheat Bread
  • $2.99/lb Pork Loin Baby Back Ribs
  • $2.99/lb Albertsons Ground Beef
  • $5.99 each Farm Fresh Chicken Wings, Breasts, or Tenders
  • $1 Hormel Little Sizzlers Breakfast Sausage
  • $4.99 Tillamook Brick cheese, stack with $1/1 from facebook (no longer available)=$3.99
  • $1.39 Bush's Baked Beans
  • $1.88 Nabisco Chips Ahoy, look for peelies for $1/2 when you buy milk and then stack with your free milk catalina from last week!
In ad manufactuer's coupons:
  • Free Coca-Cola 6 pack, when you buy 3 12 packs
  • Free Snapple 64 oz when you buy 2 Snapple 6 or 12 packs
  • Free Hormel Country Crock when you buy 1 Hormel Cure 81
  • 2 for $6 Reynolds Foil
  • 4 for $5 on Albertsons Chunky Soup
  • $1.49 on Philadelphia Cooking Cream
Deals:

  • $1.49 Fresh Bakery Sandwich Bread
  • Sargento Cheese Slices $2, use 0.50/1 from 3/6 SS=$1.50
  • Popsicle Novelties $1
  • Ocean Market Seafood Portions $1
  • Darigold Sour Cream B1G1 Free, use 2 0.40/1 from 3/6 SS
  • Albertsons Texas Toast $1.89
Promos:
  • Dreyer's Ice Cream Buy 1 Get 2 Free, part of the buy $12 get $4 back catalina
  • Save $6 when you buy Disney's Tron Legacy, Coca Cola 8 pack, and Ritz Snack Crackers
  • Free 7-UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Sun Drop or Sunkist and Free 1 Little Debbies, when you buy The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Fuze drinks 50 cents each when you buy 10, I have seen peelies on these before
Catalinas:
  • Free Milk when you buy 3 Kelloggs cereals, priced at 2 for $5, Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran, and Special K, use $1/2 from 3/6 RP, or 0.70/1 from 3/27 RP (select varieties only)
  • Get a $5 catalina when you buy 6 Lean Cuisine entrees and 1 Skinny Cow Dessert, use 2 $1/3 from Safeway Coupon book and $1/1 from Safeway coupon book.
The More You Buy The More You Save...essentially earn catalinas for your next trip...no limits! You can get multiple catalinas printed, even for multiples of the same item, in one transaction!!

  • Super Chill Soda 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each

  • Lunchables 2 for $5
  • Pay$5, get $1 coupon
  • =$2 each

  • Gatorade 8 pack 2 for $10
  • Pay $10, get $1 coupon
  • =$4.50 each


  • Knorr Sides 3 for $3
  • $1/3
  • Pay $2, get $1 coupon
  • =33 cents each!

  • Classico Pasta Sauce (this is my favorite Alfredo!) 2 for $4
  • Use save $1 on fresh beef when you buy 2, from 3/6 SS
  • Pay $4 (plus $1 off beef), get $1
  • =$1.50 each

  • Maruchan Ramen Noodles 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1
  • =$1.50 each

  • Nestle Pure Life Water 3 for $10
  • Pay $10, get $2 coupon
  • =$2.67 each

  • American Beauty Pasta 3 for $3
  • Pay $3, get $1 coupon
  • =67 cents each

  • Tyson Fully Cooked Entrees $3.99
  • Pay $7.98 (must buy 2), get $2 coupon
  • =$2.99 each

  • Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage $3.99
  • Pay $3.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.99 each

  • Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage $2.99
  • Pay $2.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.99

  • Nabisco Family Size Crackers 2 for $6
  • Use 2 $1/1 for both Triscuit and Wheat Thins on facebook (like them then print)
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each
  • *check your Albertson's email, I also got a $1 off produce coupon when you buy 2 Triscuits

  • Pasta Prima Pasta $3.49
  • Pay $3.49, get $1 coupn
  • =$2.49

  • Malt-O-Meal Cereal 2 for $5
  • Pay $5, get $1 coupon
  • =$2 each

  • Motts Apple Juice 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each

  • Mott's Apple Sauce 6 pack 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each

  • Hershey's Baking Chips 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each

  • Hershey's Package Chocolates 2 for $6
  • Pay $6, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.50 each

  • Welch's Grape Jam 2 for $4
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.50 each

  • Garnier Fructis 2 for $6
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 2/6 or 3/6 RP
  • Pay $4, get $2 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing $2.99
  • Pay $2.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.99

  • Emerald Nuts 2 for $8
  • Use $1.50/2 from 3/13 RP
  • Pay $6.50, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.75 each

  • Dr. Pepper 4 for $6
  • Pay $6, get $2 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Welch's 100% Grape Juice 2 for $6
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 2/13 SS
  • Pay $4, get $1 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Tostitos Salsa and chips 2 for $5
  • Pay $5, get $1 coupon
  • =$2 each

  • Purex Crystals $2.99
  • Use $2/1 from 3/13 RP
  • Pay 99 cents, get $1 coupon
  • =FREE!!

  • Purex Detergent $2.99
  • Use $1/1 from 3/13 RP or 2/20 RP
  • Pay $1.99, get $1 coupon
  • =99 cents!
  • *I review both of these products, to read my review click here

  • Dannon, Activia, Danimals, Crush Cups, Light & Fit, Coolision or Drinkables 2 for $4
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 2/27 SS
  • Pay $2, get $1 coupon
  • =50 cents each

  • Bounty 8 roll $4.99
  • Use $1/1 from P&G mailer
  • Pay $3.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.99

  • Charmin Big Roll $4.99
  • Use $1/1 from P&G mailer
  • Pay $3.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.99

  • Tropicana Pure Premium Juice 89 oz $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 3/6 RP
  • Pay $2.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.99

  • Welch's Juice Cocktail Blends 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 2/13 RP
  • Pay $3, get $1 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Lofthouse Cookies 2 for $7 (yum!)
  • Pay $7, get $1 coupon
  • =$3 each

  • Hormel Lunch Meat $2.99
  • Use 0.50/1 from 3/6 SS
  • Pay $2.49, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.49

  • Tyson Breaded Chicken $4.99
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 1/30 SS
  • Pay $7.98 (must buy 2), get $2 coupon
  • =$2.99 each

  • Boursin Gourmet Cheese Spread $3.99
  • Pay $3.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$2.99]

  • Wesson Oil $2.99
  • Use 0.40/1 from 4/3 SS
  • Pay $2.59, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.59

  • Huggies Big Pack $19.99
  • Use$3.50/1
  • Pay $16.49, get $5 coupon
  • =$11.49
  • Kettle Chips 2 for $5
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 3/20 RP
  • Pay $3, get $1 back
  • =$1 each
  • *Look for special signs, this was also part of the buy 2 get free Albertsons water promo, not sure how long this is going on.

  • Pop Secret 2 for $3
  • Pay $3, get $1 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 2 for $5
  • Use 2 0.55/1 from 1/30 SS
  • Pay $3.90, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.45 each

  • Energizer Batteries $6.99
  • Use $1/1 from 3/27 SS
  • Pay $5.99, Get $2 coupon
  • =$3.99
  • *Look for specially marked packs with buy 3 get $10 prepaid mastercard promotion.

  • Swiffer Wet Jet Starter Kit $19.99 (fyi...I hate this product :)...)
  • Use $5/1 from 4/3 P&G
  • Pay $14.99, get $5 coupon
  • =$9.99

  • Allegra $8.99
  • Use $2/1 from 3/27 SS
  • Pay $6.99, get $2 coupon
  • =$4.99

  • Colgate Toothbrush or Toothpase 2 for $6
  • Use 2 $1.50/1 (paste) or 2 $1/1 from (brush) from 3/27 SS
  • Pay $3, get $2 coupon
  • =$1 each

  • Beneful Dog Food $15.99
  • Use $2/1 from 1/16 SS
  • Pay $13.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$12.99

  • Tidy Cat Litter $3.99
  • Use $1/1 from 1/30 RP
  • Pay $2.99, get $1 coupon
  • =$1.99

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

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Gerber Coupons

There is a new Gerber coupon on facebook.
Click on over to "like" them and print it out. These never stay long, so hurry. Gerber frequently releases coupons on their facebook page, so it is a good idea to like them if you have little ones. While you are there, go ahead an "like" Deals By Dawn. I am having a giveway on facebook today.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rite Aid 4/3-4/9


Freebies:

  • Tena Pads $9.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 12 SS
  • $9.99 SCR
  • =$1.50 overage!

  • Neil Med Naso Dock and Drying Stand $6
  • Get $6 + Up
  • =Free
  • *Part of Spend $25 get $5 + Up Allergy Products

  • Halls 2 for $3
  • Use 2 0.75/1 from 3/27 SS
  • Stack with 0.50 from video values
  • Get $1 + Up on 2
  • =2 for Free
  • *Part of Spend $25 get $5 + Up Allergy Products

  • Scunci Elastic Hair Bands $1.99
  • Get $1.99 + Up
  • =Free! (limit 2)
  • *The monthly + Up is $2 when you buy Scunci Headbands (priced at $1.99, so also free!)

  • Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
  • Use $5/1 (from P&G home mailer) or $3/1 from 4/3 P&G
  • Get $5 + Up
  • =Free

  • Super Poligrip $1.99
  • Use Free coupon from 3/27 RP
  • $1.99 SCR
  • =$1.99 overage!

  • Mars Easter Single Serve 2 for $1
  • Use $1/2 from 3/20 RP
  • =Free

Deals:
  • Listerine $3.99
  • Use 0.50/1 from 2/27 RP
  • Stack with $1 video values
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$1.49

  • Conair Brushes, Combs, or Rollers B1G1 Free
  • Get $5 + Up when you spend $10

  • Revlon Lip and Nail B1G1 50% off
  • Use 2 $1/1 from 3/6 SS
  • Get $5 + Up when you buy one of each

  • Lays Chips 2 for $6
  • Use 2 0.55/1 from 3/13 SS
  • Get $2 + Up on 2
  • =$1.45 each

  • Duracell $9.88
  • Use $1.50/1 from 4/3 P&G (Ultra)
  • Get $1 + Up
  • =$7.38

P&G, Spend $25 get $5 + UP
  • Pampers $8.99
  • Use $1.50/1 from 4/3 P&G
  • =$7.49

  • Pampers Wipes $2.49

  • Tide $8.97
  • Use $1/1 from home mailers
  • =$7.97

  • Charmin or Bounty $12.99
  • Use $1/1 from home mailers
  • =$11.99
*This post is part of the grocery gathering and the deal scoop
for Rite Aid.