Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What can you get at Target for...$3.62

(10) Boxes of Morning Star Farms Veggie Products
(5) Boxes of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa
2lbs. of Bananas
18 Eggs

Total: $3.62

As many of you know my hubby is a vegetarian.  I am always looking for a deal on Morning Star Farms products.  If I can't find a deal...I will buy one box here and there.  So, when this deal came up, I just had to find a way to get many boxes.  So far I have 35 boxes of the product.  I plan to pick up 5 more.  I was picking up the boxes for $.34 last week, then Target did a wonderful thing...they put them on a price cut for $2.99, what does that equal for me????

FREE + Overage on Veggie Products!!!!


Here is what I did:
$2.99 box of Garden Burgers
$2.99 box of Sausage Links
Total: $5.98
Less (2) $2.00 off any 1 Manufacture coupon
 Less (1) $2.00 off any 2 Target coupon
Total -$.02 for two boxes of MS Farms

The Swiss Miss regular price is $1.02
Use (1) Target coupon for $1.00 off 1
Total $0.02 each box
I bought 5, my total was $.10
This off set my -$.10 in MS Farms products

I bought Bananas because we needed some fruit, and some eggs...because well... we needed them also.

Total Savings: $38.60

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

G-Force Movie this Tuesday 12/15

G-Force comes out on Tuesday.

Target has it on Sale for $22.99, but you can have them price match the movie to Walmart's ad.  Just take the entire ad in with you.  The price would then be $19.96
Use the manufacture coupon Here
Then use the target $5.00 off any Blue Ray Here it is in the electronics section of the coupons.

Pay $4.96 for the Blue Ray combo pack.  The combo pack comes with a regular DVD, so even if you don't have a Blue Ray player you can still get in on this deal.  My kids are loving me this Christmas!

If Target won't take the Target coupon after a price match, it is still cheaper to buy it for $22.99 and get the movie for $7.99

Edited:  I just got back from Target and they did the price match with coupons.  Worked perfectly.  However, I have noticed the Target coupon may have disappeared.  

Thank you for this idea!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Albertsons and Kings Soopers 12/14

I forgot my pictures once again.

But, this is what I did at Albertson's

I did 3 seperate transactions because if you purchase 4 Betty Crocker items you get a FREE butter, only one per transaction.

I bought:
(4) BC cookie mixes used (4) $.40 MFQ which tripled to $1.00 each ($.50 each)
FREE 1lb of butter
(2) Dole 1/2 Gallon Juices $2.50 each: used (2) $.25 MFQ which quad. to $1.00 each ($1.50 each)
(10) Lean Cuisine Meals I used (3) $1/3 coupon.  Then I had another $1.00 off 1 MFQ ($16 for all 10)
Total for transaction #1 $21.97
Savings $34.13

Transaction #2
(3) BC Cookie Mixes
(1) Warm Delight
All coupons were $1.00 in value
Paid $2.12
Savings: $8.77

Transaction #3
(2) BC Warm Delights
(2) BC Cake Frosting
All 4 coupons were $1.00 in value
Paid: $2.25
Savings: $10.35

Total of all Transactions: $26.34
Total Saved: $53.25

I had to get a rain check for the All Laundry detergent.  It is on sale for $2.99 and there is a $2.00 MFQ in last weeks Sunday paper.

King Soopers:
I didn't see much in great deals this week at King Soopers...but I wanted to get the Challenge butter that is on sale for $1.99
I had (5) coupons.  One an IP from Challenge Butter and the others were blinkie coupons (the little machines attached to the shelves that spit out coupons) I picked up a couple from Albertson's that doubled to $1.00, but the ones I picked up at King Soopers would only allow the value of the coupon and not =$1.00
So, I bought 5lbs of butter and used all coupons
I bought (2) packages of Tree Top Apple sauce Paid $4.00 for them.  (not the best deal, but my kids requested it)
(1) Ivory 3 bar soap, for my homemade laundry soap. $1.00
Total: $11.01
Savings: $19.37

Friday, December 11, 2009

$5.00 Womens Fleece

This Saturday 12/12 Old Navy is selling the women's fleece for $5.00

A great deal if you still need Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Target Trip 12/04/09

My Target trip today:

(6) Tubs of Up & UP Toddler flushable wipes $1.42 and $.42 after coupons 
(1) Box of Kelloggs All Bran Crackers $1.99 and $.49 after coupon $1.50/1 IP found here
(2) Boxes of Goldfish $.75/1 IP found here you can print 2
(2) Boxes of Kellogg's Special K crackers $1.00/1 IP found here
(1) Market Pantry Natural Peanut Butter $2.14 (no coupons...but we like this kind)
(1) Up&Up Ibuprofin $5.94 a needed item
Connect Four Game $9.00 used $5.00 MFQ $4.00 after coupon (I printed this a while back, and I can't remember where)

Paid $24.92

Alberstons Trip 12/4/09

This post is a little late...scroll down for my most recent Target trip.

Albertson's is having their Double, Triple, Quadruple coupons this week!  They have new fine print that says they will double, triple, quadruple only 3 of the same split it up into multiple transactions if you have more than three.

There are some great deals, so collect those coupons and head on over to Albertsons.

Here is what I purchased today:

(6) Boxes of Betty Crocker potatoes $1.00 and FREE after coupons $.40 IP here
(4) Boxes of Pilsbury Cake mixes $.79 each and $.29 after coupons
(2) Sobe Life waters $.25/1 IP here print two and pick them up FREE
(2) Florida Orange Juice $2.50 and $1.50 after coupons
(2) Coffee Mate creamers $1.99 and $.99 after coupons
(4) Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.00 and FREE after coupons $.50 IP here
(4) Rubbermaid Take along containers (2 pack) $1.00 each and $.50 after  coupons
10 lbs of chicken breast on sale for $1.77 lb.
(2) 3lb. bags of oranges on sale for $1.00
(2) 2lb. bags of carrots on sale for $1.00

Total after coupons $31.46
Total Saved: 67.12

Great Target Trip this week! 12/6

I can't believe the deals that I got at Target this week!  I walked out paying $6.71 for a toy that is originally $74.99!  All thanks to the ladies at!  They found the idea...I just had to fight for it.

The toy is this: Fisher Price Trio Castle Set

I decided to give this a try for a gift for Christmas for my kids.
The toy is on sale at Kmart this week for $29.99 (you need to bring the entire ad with you)
Target has a $10.00 coupon here: Trio $10 Target Coupon
The toy has a manufacture peelie on it itself.  Remove it when you put it in your cart to use along with the Target coupon.
-$10.00 TQ
-$10.00 MFQ
Total before tax $9.99
I paid with a $5.00 Target gift card that I just got from a deal that I will explain below.
So, my OOP was $6.71 with tax for a toy that is originally $74.99!!!!
Then I paid with the cash that I got back from two rebates.  One for the glade items, this deal paid me $10.00 above what I originally paid, and one from Sargento for trying out their Salad my real total OOP was NOTHING!!!

My kids are going to LOVE this toy and I LOVE this price!  LOL, can't beat a deal like I need to find another great deal like this!

I didn't take pictures as I got home from the store late and we needed to get dinner on the table so both Thomas and I could head to work...but here are some more GREAT Target deals.

Hershey's Kisses:
Buy 4=$10.00
Use MFQ Buy 3 get 1 Free
Use (2) $1.00 off 2 MFQ
Use (4) .50 off one Target coupons
Here is how it works out:
$10.00 for 4 bags
-$2.50 for the free bag
-$2.00 (4) of the .50 TQ
Total $3.50 or $.87 each

Motts Apple Juice $1.89
Use $1.00 TQ
Total: $.89 each

Wheatables Crackers $1.99
Use $1.50 MFQ Here
Total: $.49

Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh Lunch Meat
Use $1.00 TQ
Total $1.79

FREE Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Pouches
$.97 for the regular or $1.02 for the Dark Chocolate
Use $1.00 TQ
Use $.50/2 MFQ
Total FREE or $.02 or -$.50 off 2

Krusteaz Cookie Mixes
Use (2) $1.00 off 1 MFQ
Total: $1.00 for 2 mixes or $.50 each

Boston Market Frozen entrees
Use $1.00 off 1
$1.10 each Target Grocery Coupons

Keebler Snack $5.00 gift card deal (this is what I used to pay for the above toy)
Buy 5 get a $5.00 gift card
I used (2) $1.50 off 2 coupons
(1) $1.00 off 3 coupon
Total OOP $6.00 then I got the $5.00 gift card

 The $1.50 coupon I printed a while back and didn't get a chance to use it, so it is no longer available
The $1.00 off 3 coupon is on the Target link above.
There are several items that you can mix and match on this deal, crackers and cookies.

Command Hooks ( I used these to hang Christmas decor)
The price varies, but I picked up the two pack for $2.94
Use $1.00 TQ
Use $1.00 MFQ Here (this is a can print as many as you think you will use)
Total $.94 and up depending on what you buy.
I did pick up a couple of decorative ones for $4.94 then used coupons

Cucumbers are on Price cut for $.50
Green Peppers are on Price cut for $.50
Dole Salad blends are on PC for $2.49 then use the $1.00 TQ on the above link
Gala Apples are on PC for $.59 lb.

I also picked up a keyboard for my computer (mine pooped out) and used the 15% off coupon on the Target site.
I also bought a Blue Ray Movie for a gift and used the $5.00 off Blue Ray Target coupon on the same site.  You can get Blue Rays for as low as $5.00 with the coupon.  Not a bad deal.

Oh, and for you vegetarians there is a $2.00/2 Target coupon on, use the above link.

If you become my follower I will send you a coupon secret that I learned this week...just click on the follow link on the right.

My total this week at Target was $72.63
My grocery total was $35.68

Monday, November 30, 2009

Target Deals

Pepperidge Farms crackers $2.50 each
Use $1.00 Target Q
Use $1.00 MFQ
$.50 each

Dixie Paper Plates/Cups/Bowls
$2.50 each
Use $1.00 Dixie coupon
$1.50 for 48 plates

Campbell's Soup $1.50
Use $1.00 IP
$.50 each

GE Energy Rated Light bulbs
Use MFQ: $1.50 off
Use TQ $2 off 2
Use MFQ $1.00 or $1.50 off
If you have all these coupons your total will be $-1.02
Even if you don't have the Target coupon $.50 for a light bulb is still a great deal!

WASA Crackers $1.96
Use TQ $.50
MFQ $.75

UP & UP wipes
$.97 each
Use $1.00 TQ for some free wipes...these will adjust to the $.97

Target also had marked down their iceberg lettuce to $.50 each and Strawberries to $.89 lb. and Blackberries to $.89

The blackberries were so yummy...I may go back for some more this afternoon.  The strawberries were looking like they should be eaten quickly...but you could freeze them also.

Walgreens week of 11/29-12/5

I hit Walgreen's today to pick up a few items...mainly the men's razors that are on RR's this week.

I did 4 transactions today...all went smoothly and rolling my RR's has gotten fun!

Transactions #1
(2) Glade Candles 2/$5
(2) Oral B Floss Picks 2/$5
(3) Christmas cups $.39 each

(1) $3.00 off 2 Glade coupon
(2) $1.00 Oral B Floss Picks coupon
$4.00 in Register Rewards from last week

Total OOP: $2.83
Got back: $4.00 in RR's

Transaction #2
Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99
(2) Christmas Cups

$4.00 Gillette Razor coupon
$4.00 in Register Rewards from last transaction
Total OOP: $2.42
Got Back: $4.00 in RR's

Transaction #3
(2) Glade Candles 2/$5
(2) Vick's Nyquil 2/$10
$3.00 Glade coupon
(2) $1.50 Vick's Nyquil coupons

Total OOP: $6.33
Got back $6.00 in RR's

Transaction #4
Gilette Fusion Razor $8.99
Peppermint Bark $.29 (a little treat for Jacob)

$4.00 Gillette Razor
$5.00 RR from last transaction

Total OOP: 1.09
Got back $4.00 in RR's

Total Spent: $12.83
Total Saved: $50.22

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Walgreens 11/28!

A great day at Walgreens!

I did 6 transactions today..and I could have kept right on going, but had an impatient mom and kids.  LOL

So, transaction #1
Dove Deodarant $3.99
Aquafresh $1.99
Christmas cookie cutter $.39
I didn't have any coupons other than Register Rewards (RR)
I paid with my RR from last week, I had $6.00 worth
My OOP (out of pocket) was $.93
I got back $6 in RR's

I saved $6.70

Transaction # 2
Johnson's Body Wash $5.99
Cookie Cutter $.39
Total: $6.94
Used the RR from my last transaction
Paid: $.94 OOP
Got back $6 in RR's
Saved: $6.00

Transaction #3
Crayola Crayons: $1.99
Right Guard: $2.49
Nivea Shave Gel: $2.49
Total: $7.59
Used $6.00 in RR from my last transaction
Paid: $1.59 OOP
Saved: $11.50
Got back $6.00 in RR

Transaction #4
Infusion Conditioner $4.99
Cookie Cutter $.39
Total: $5.86
Used $5.00 in RR's from last transaction
Paid: $.86
Saved: $7.50
Got back $5.00 in RR

Transaction #5
Right Guard $2.49
Aquafresh  $1.99
2 Christmas Pencils
Total $5.96
Used: $5 RR from last transaction
Paid: $.96
Saved: $5.70
Got back $4.50 in RR's

Transaction #6
Bic Disposable Lighter $2.99
2 Christmas candies for the kids $.29 each
Total $3.57
Used $3.50 in RR's from last transaction
Paid: $.35
Saved: $6.22
Got back: $1.00 RR

Total OOP for the day $5.63
Total Saved: $43.62

A great shopping trip...and a friendly Walgreens that didn't mind my transactions!

Monday, November 23, 2009

November Grocery Budget Update

My budget went a tad higher than I wanted it to, but I am doing MUCH better than I was.  Last month I spent $453.44 which is $113.36 per week.

This month I have spent $340.01 which is $85.00 per week.  I reduced my budget by $28.36 per week or $113.43 for the month.  I saved one weeks worth of groceries this month!

December's Challenge:
Reduce budget by an additional $30.00 each week or $120.00 for the month!

I really think this is possible.  I have almost everything I need for baking, and I am stocked up on toilet paper...LOL, so I am hoping for some awesome sales and to be able to use up some of the stock pile that I have.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving...remember all that you are thankful for!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Target Deals 11/15-11/21

I hit Target today for more UP&UP wipes.  Print you coupons now from the Target generator here and pick up your wipes for $.55 and FREE!   Just please don't wipe out the shelves.  I try to buy in groups of 5-7 each time that I go, that way I don't make Target mad at me.

I also picked up the Del Monte canned veggies for $.45 each.  There are Target coupons here
You can print only 2 now, so pick up 12 veggies (their limit per customer) and pay $3.40 for 12 cans or $.28 each!

Campbells cooking soups are a great price also.  I picked up 8 cans for $1.98 or $.24 each
Print your $1.00 off 4 cans here

Ritz crackers...get your Ritz Target this week!
Here is the deal:
Buy 1 box of Ritz crackers
Use $1.00 off 1 MFQ from the Sunday paper
Use $1.00 off 1 Target coupon from the above Target link
Pay $.50 per box

THEN...use your FREE Ritz Crackerfulls wyb any Ritz crackers
So, you get one box of Ritz crackers and one box of Crackerfulls for $.50
I did this deal twice since I could only print 2 of the Ritz cracker coupons from the Target website.

Breyers Icecream
Buy (2) Pints
Use your $1.50 off 2 Target Q
Use (2) of your $.75 off 1 MFQ
Pay $2.00 for 2 pints of ice cream!

I spent 22.05 today, and saved $43.93

Sorry no pictures today.  I totally forgot!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Great Deal on the movie UP at Target

I decided to try and get in on the UP movie deal today.  The price at my Target was $19.99 and you can find a $10.00 off coupon Here

Which makes the movie $9.99

Then you can also submit for these 3 rebates:
Pasta Rebate

Pasta Rebate
BirdsEye Viola Rebate

Kernal Seasonings Rebate

There are 2 proofs of purchase on the DVD, so you can submit two of these rebates.  I found the Pasta for  $1.29 each at Target, I used a $1.00 off 2 coupon and got both packages of pasta for $1.58

Viola Rebate
I haven't purchased the other rebate items yet, as I need a great sale!
Viola Rebate

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Great Target Deals!

Target is having their Glade deal this week!

I got 10 YUMMY smelling candles/refills for $9.00, got $10 in gift cards back and will submit for $10.00 in rebates!!!  I am making $ now!  LOL

I bought 10 Glade Items for $2.50 each

I used (4) Buy one Glade Holder get a refill pack free
(2) $1.50 off any Glade Holder
(2) $1.50 off 2 Glad Jar Candles
My Total was $9.00 and I got 2 $5.00 gift cards for my next purchase

Now, I need to get some more coupons and roll my gift cards.

I also bought the Target brand wipes Up& Up for $1.55 each

I used the Target $1.00 off coupon and paid $.55 each.  There are 72 wipes in each package.  You can also use the coupon for the Toddler flushable wipes, which I did as I hope to potty train my son soon!  They are $1.42 each, so $.42 after the coupon.  You can never have too many wipes.  I plan to get some more every time I go back.  Even if I get Jacob potty trained...I love my wipes.  LOL  Plus, I have a friend who will be having a baby soon...

Oh, and the Johnson coupon that is out is great for the Johnson's buddy soaps...they are $.97 each and the coupon is for $1.00 off.  This was in the paper... I don't keep track of when it came out.

There are many great Target coupons found Here, print as many as you like and make sure to pair them with your manufacture coupons...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

King Soopers Loot

I headed out to King Soopers today to pick up the items on my list, and lo and behold, they actually had ALL of the items I wanted!!!  Amazing as I usually find that they are out of one item that I want.

The cashier said, "I think you are the first person to have a coupon for everything you bought"  I have to disagree, there has to have been SOMEONE that has done this before.

I did have to pick up some things for Jacob's birthday this weekend, but all in all, not a bad trip.

I spent $37.18
I saved: $136.25

Here is what I bought:
(6) Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
(4) Betty Crocker Potatoes
(4) Land O Lakes Butter
(12) Cans of Hormel Chili
(10) Zone Bars
(2) Packages of M&M's...I should have just check the Halloween candy, where was my brain.
(1) Kroger Cream Cheese
18 Eggs
(2) Pilsbury Cookie Dough
(2) Kroger Chicken Broth
(2) Flintstone Vitamins
(1) Kroger Heavy Whipping Cream
(5) Chex Mix
(4) Activia Yogurt
(1) Sargento Salad Finishers
(2) Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches
(2) Silk Soy Milk
(1) Playtex Gloves
(2) Welches Grape Juice
(2) Toll House Chocolate Chips
(1) Package of Halloween Cupcake Papers
(1) Set of Halloween Cookie Cutters
(1) Large Pumpkin Cookie Cutter
(4) Carnation Evaporated Milk
(1) Birthday Candle for my son

I had coupons for everything except the Kroger items and the Halloween Items.  I also used and for extra savings.

Some of these will be going to the food drive at Jalynn's school in a few weeks.  I got some of them free, and it is always good to give!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Target Trip 11/4/09

I hit Target today.  I got a few things that were not groceries...bummer :)  I got my kids their Halloween costumes for next year...I spent $12.50 for both costumes.  Not too shabby.

For groceries, I had to pick up a few baking items for Jacob's birthday this week, I am sad to say, I did not have coupons for some of the items.

Market Pantry Cookies $1.39
Mini Oreos $1.99
(2) Market Pantry Peanut Butter  $4.30
(1) Yellow Onion $.69
Archer Farms Breakfast pastry $.29
Wilton Decorators Icing $1.99
(2) Pillsbury Halloween Cupcake mixes $.78
3lb. bag of Fuji Apples $FREE after coupons
Bertolli Oven Baked Frozen Meal $3.24
(4) Boxes of Raisin Bran Crunch ($2.66 each, get 4th free) Price after coupons $1.48
(2) Boxes of Huggies Wipes $1.99-1.00 TQ - $.50 MFQ=$.50 each
(2) Boxes of Pampers Wipes $1.99 -1.00 MFQ=$.99 each
Total for groceries: $ 20.63 with Tax

I also bought (3) GE CFL Light bulbs for $.17
They were $2.39 each =$7.17
I had (3) $1.00 off Manufacture Coupons
(2) 2.00 off Target coupons
=$.17 for all 3 if I could find more of those Target coupons...

I didn't take a picture...I had a hairy day!

Bakery Outlet!

I found this great little place for all your bread needs!  It is on the south side of 120th and West side of York.  There used to be a Conoco there.

They sell Orowheat Bread, Thomas' english muffins, hamburger/hotdog buns, Entemenn's (I'm not sure how to spell that) products...and more.

I picked up two loaves of Orowheat bread, a 24 pack of Thomas' English Muffins and 3 packs of doughnuts...for the kids and my hubby.

I used a coupon they sent me in the mail for buy one get one free, and paid $4.78...I would have paid this at the grocery store for 1 loaf of bread (not on sale or with coupons of course).

If you spend $5.00 you get an item for free, and they have punch cards.  You get an item free after you spend $30.00.  Tuesdays are double punch day, and they give a Senior discount of 10% off!

Not a bad deal when I don't have time to make my own bread.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

King Soopers Deals 11/04-11/10

King Soopers is running the exact same Buy 10 get $5.00 off Deal this coming week.

I have more coupons to use from the new inserts.  So, I am planning out my list for tomorrow.  I bet they will be out of stock on several of these items.  Don't forget to ask for a rain check...and for the amount that is listed after the buy 10 deal.

I am hoping to buy my 40 items for about $3.50ish.  If it all works out like it is suppose to.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Walgreens 11/1/09

I went to Walgreens yesterday because I had 2 Register Rewards to use up before they expired.  I was not all that impressed with the ad for this week, so I picked up a few things that I needed.

I bought:
(2) Dawn Dish Soaps ($.99 each)
(2) Walgreen's Brand Sandwich Bags (2/$3)
(2) Pantene Products (2/$7)
(1) Vaseline Infusions Product ($6.99, but free after my rain check)
(1) Pert Plus for Men $4.29
A cookie for my daughter

I used the following coupons:
(2) $.25 off Dawn Dish Soaps
(1) $1.00 off 2 pantene products
(1) $1.00 off 1 Pantene Products (this was taken off two)
(1) $1.50 off Pert Plus for Men
I also used my $10.00 in register rewards that expired yesterday.

I paid $4.54 and got back another $2.00 Register Reward.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Albertson's shopping 10/31

I headed out to Albertson's this morning while my hubby was home with the kids.

I did three separate transactions...but I went to my car in between.

My first and second were because of a rain check that I had.

Transaction #1:
(2) Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.00 each
(2) Honey Nut Cheerios $2.00 each
(2) Apple Juice $.99 each
(2) Gogurts

I used these coupons:
(2) .40 off one NV Granola Bars (doubled to $1.00)
(2) $.55 off one Honey Nut Cheerios (doubled to $1.00
(2) .40 off one Gogurt (these did not double)

I paid $9.63 and got $8.00 in coupons for my next purchase

Transaction #2

(5) Packages of Sargento Cheese (rain check for $1.00 each, limit 5)

I used (5) .50 off one Sargento Cheese coupons, which doubled to $1.00

I paid $.08 for the Cheese

Transaction #3

(2) NV Granola Bars
(3) Honey Nut Cheerios
(5) Fiber One Cereal Bars
(1) Package of Pepperoni
(1) Red Bell Pepper
(1) Can of Olives

I used these coupons:
(2) $.40 off one NV Granola Bar
(3) $.55 off Honey Nut Cheerios
(5) $.40 off Fiber One Granola Bars
All of these doubled/tripled to $1.00

Then I used my coupons from the last transaction -$8.00

I paid $9.24 and got another $8.00 for my next shopping order.  For some reason I don't think I used all my coupons for the Cheerios...oh well.

Any way my total OOP (out of Pocket) $18.95

So, I went over my weekly budget...I will do better next week!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Grocery Budget for the Week of 10/25-11/1

Budget amount: $50.00
Amount Spent:
King Soopers: 29.52
King Soopers: 10.92
Albertsons: $18.95
Total for Week: $59.39

I still need to hit Albertson's and Safeway.  So, I hope I can still make my goal of only $50.00

I updated my totals...I went over by $9.39...I will do better next week!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Only at King Soopers Halloween Candy

I am going to head out this afternoon to King Soopers to pick up Halloween Candy.

It is on sale for $1.88 each bag.  I have $1.50 off 3 bags

Then I am hoping my buy three get one free applies to this also.  If it does, I will get 8 bags of candy for about $4.50 plus tax.

Not bad for the fun size Snickers, etc.

I will update this once I get back from the store.

UPDATE:  I couldn't use the Free coupons.  So, I bought 6 bags and paid around  $8.50.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

King Soopers awesome deals 10/28-11/3

I had an awesome day grocery shopping today.  Here is what I got for $29.52

So, I splurged and bought can see my son looking at them.   He would eat that instead of lunch if I let him.

Here is what I bought.  Most of it was on the buy 10 get $5.00 off sale
The prices I am listing are after the $.50 off savings
(2) Tubs of Land O' Lakes Butter $.99 each
(2) Boxes of Swiss Miss Cocoa packets $.49 each
(2) Boxes of Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes $.99 each
(4) Boxes of Cheez-its Crackers $.99 each
(1) Pouch of Bumble Bee Tuna $.49 each
(4) Boxes of Jose Ole Taquitos $2.49 each
(6) Cans of Carnation Evaporated Milk (for holiday baking, etc.) $.49 each
(2) Snuggle Fabric Softner $3.49 each
(5) Pairs of Playtex Rubber Gloves $.49 each
(2) Pairs of Playtex Rubber Gloves $.99 each
(6) 3 ct. boxes of Rolaids $.99 each
(2) Packages of Halls Cough Drops $.49 each
(1) Scotch Packaging Tape $1.99
(1) 3 ct. Scotch tape (Christmas wrapping) $2.99
(1) Orowheat loaf of bread  $2.50
(2) Cans of Black Beans $.75 each
(2) Cans of Pinto Beans $.75 each
(4) Doughnuts $2.00
(1) Bag of Cresent Rolls discounted in the bakery. $4.35 I wouldn't have bought this if the price was actually marked on it...but my hubby will be happy!
(1) Package English Muffins $1.88
(1) Head of Lettuce $.99
(1) Bunch of Cilantro $.79
(1) Jalepino $.05
Total before Coupons and Super Card: 

These are the coupons that I used.  Don't forget all these double up to $1.00
(2) $.40 Land O Lakes Butter coupons
(2) $.25 Better Crocker Boxed potato coupons
(2) $.40 Better Crocker Boxed potato coupons (this was using, which adds coupons to your super card, and you can double up on coupons this way)
(2) $1.50 off 2 Cheez-It Crackers
(1) $.55 off Bumble Bee Tuna pouches
(4) $1.00 off Jose Ole Items
(3) $.55 off two Carnation Evaporated milk
(2) $3.00 off 1 Snuggle Fabric Softner
(5) $1.00 off Playtex Gloves
(2) $1.00 off Playtex Gloves
(2) $4.00 off any 2 Rolaids
(2) $1.00 off any 1 Rolaids
(2) $.50 off Halls cough drops
(1) $1.00 off Scotch Packaging tape
(1) $.50 off Scotch 3 Roll Tape
(1) $.55 off Orowheat Bread

For the $5.00 off 10 items I got 4 $5.00 off $20.00 off.
Total Coupon and Card Savings: $123.48

Not bad for about an hour prep work and 30 minutes in the store!

Don't forget to look on for more printable coupons. for more coupons loaded directly to your Soopercard for more loaded directly to your Soopercard!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Walgreens Deals Week of 10/25 to 10/31

For those of you that don't know about Walgreens Register Reward Deals, now is the time to figure them out.  This is the way that I get items for FREE and PROFIT!

This week the main Register Reward (RR) Deals are:

Robitussin To Go 2 ct. Single Packs
Get $2.50 Register Reward

ChapStick Fresh Effects
Get $3.00 Register Reward (the add says $2.99 Register Reward...but they don't print the .99, they round up)
FREE after RR

Dulcolax balance
Get $4.00 RR
Less Coupon on the Pack $3.00
FREE after RR

10 Ct. Fiber Choice or Beano
Get $2.50 Register Reward
$1.00 off coupon here: 
It looks like you need to register your information to get the coupon.
= $1.00 Profit after RR

Super Poligrip Denture Adhesive
Get $2.00 RR
Free After RR

Now, this week isn't all that exciting.  Unless you are toothless and have gas.  LOL.  But, maybe you know someone who is and can pass along these items. 

You can roll these register rewards back and forth.  For example, I will go purchase the Robitussin to go product, pay for the item.  Then use that Register Reward to buy the Beano.  Then I can go back and buy the Robitussin with that RR.  You can't use the register reward to purchase the same item and get another RR to print.

Suave Hair Care/Deodarant or Rave Hairspray
Get $2.00 RR
Use (3) $.75 off MFQ (manufacture coupon)
=.75 for three deodarant or $.25 each
This is where you can use another Register Reward to pay for these items.  Just make sure that you have enough items per coupon.  If you don't have enough items.  Pick up the holiday pencils or a candy bar to cover the amount of coupons.  So, if you have 4 items, and 5 coupons.  You need a filler item for the 5th coupon.  I usually pick up pudding, a pencil, or something really cheap.

Colgate Dental Care
Get $1.00 RR
Use $1.00 Colgate coupon from Sunday 10/25 inserts
$.99 after RR

Minis, Fun or Snack Size Candy
Nestle or Mars
Buy 1 at $5.99 get on for 50% off
So, 2/$8.98
use two Nestle $2.00 off MFQ from here:

Those are the steaming deals that I see.  So, I will post what I pick up later in the week.

Getting Organized, and Pictures of my Coupon Binder

The KEY to couponing, or at least that I have found, is staying organized.  If I have my coupons everywhere then I have a difficult time getting my lists together.  I have made this one thing that I try to have completed by the time I get my weekly ads.  I get the grocery inserts in my mailbox in Tuesday.  So, I try to keep up each week.  Then when I get my ads I can carefully find the best deals with my coupons in their correct place.

Now, there are many ways to organize your coupons.  You need to find what works for you.  I like to take my coupons with me.  However, I don't always take them.  It depends on the amount of time I have and if I think I may need them.  I try to get my lists together  and only take the coupons and my list into the store with me. 

I have created a binder that has a strap for carrying to house my coupons.  I bought this binder on clearance at target for about $10.  Then I utilized my coupon at Office Max to pick up Trading Card holders and dividers.  I created dividers for each category.  Then I added my trading card holders.  I was then ready to add my coupons.  I can open to each category and see at a glance if I have a coupon or not.  The most time consuming part is clipping and putting them away.  Pop in a move and clip away.  I also tend to have several inserts each week, so I match them up and clip them all at the same time. 

I get the Sunday paper and my mom gives me her coupons that she doesn't use. (The paper for a year cost me $24.00, I saved this on my first shopping trip).  Then if it is a great week I will go buy 2-3 more newspapers for the coupons.  Then I clip and put away.  The first thing you need to do is start getting coupons.  I also get them from printing online.  More information on that later.

Assingment #1:  Start collecting coupons.

Assignment #2: Organize your coupons

This is my binder.  It has two sections.  One has food items, and the other has toiletry, batteries, etc.  I also keep my ads in it, along with a calculator, paper, scissors, and a pen.  I don't have all my supplies in it at the moment, as I am working on a couple of ads.  This is just one of many ways to organize your coupons.

Get started so you can start saving!

Why I am starting this blog

I have been thinking about writing a blog about the deals that I find for a while. I LOVE when I find a deal and I tend to share it many times over with friends and family. So, instead of having to call various people I decided that it would make my life and many other's lives easier if I posted the deals here.

I have taught several moms about how to use coupons and have read over the last year about how to stretch my dollar even more. This month I have saved over $700, just by shopping the sales and using my coupons. I am still learning and this will be a journey for me as well as helping others. Who wouldn't want to keep thier money in their own pocket instead of handing it over at the grocery check out every week. I have lowered my grocery budget by about $100 each month. My goal is to lower my budget even more. I would like to have my bill down to $50.00 a week. Challenge yourself to learn one new way to lower your budget each week. Start slow, don't try to do it all at once, or you will get overwhelmed and quit.

I have also had trouble finding information for my area on the internet. There isn't a place to find the deals at Albertson's, which is really close to my house, and tends to have great sales...and even doubles, triples, and quadruples, coupons.

I hope that this blog can help you find great deals and feed your family for less. Come join me on my journey as I challenge myself to this new budget amount.

Stay tuned for this weeks grocery and drug store deals!