Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Good deals

It's been a long day. I did get to Walgreens and Kroger.

At Walgreens, I got 3 jointed "people" halloween decor, 3 candy bags, 1 Halloween window cling, 1 Glade scented oil candle, lots of candy for the kids, 1 Glade candle holder with candle, all for $3.13 and will get $2 back in rebates. They were out of the Wisp candles. I was so SAD!

Kroger- I'm not listing everything. BUT, if you buy a Glade warmer, you get a $4 off of your next order catalina coupon. I have heard this is going on at several grocery stores, so you may want to check yours. I had 3 (well, I have more, but I can only use 3 like coupons at a time) free warmer coupons, so I didn't pay anything for them and made $12 on them!!!! HOORAY!

They were also clearancing further the Butterball Deep fried turkey lunch meat...down to 99 cents now. I had $1 off coupons so they were free! They are not short dated, just discontinued. I also noticed a lot of organic stuff marked down.

Energizer batteries were on sale $2 each and there were $1 off coupons right on them!

There is always a sale that you can use. Take the time to look. Look for peelies on products you are interested in buying. Look for blinkies and tearpads on the shelves.

For instance, there was a coupon on some chicken today to get $1 off of the chicken if you bought another product. I also had coupons for $1 off THAT product. Since the $1 off coupon was for the chicken, I was able to use both.

As far as other deals go, check out Amazon for toys. There is free shipping on most orders over $25 (look for the thing that says Eligible for free super save shipping). Currently, for a limited time, you can get a free subscription to Cookie magazine if you buy $25 in toys...but here is the kicker. If you don't want the magazine, you can get a refund for it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_7546692_2?tag=pinchingyourp-20&ie=UTF8&docId=1000279431&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=06GME81TTGS9J22HEMXR&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=445650201&pf_rd_i=B000IHJE0M

Also, if you spend $50 in toys, you get a free toy. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=xs_gb_wi_1_2_24124?tag=pinchingyourp-20&ie=UTF8&docId=1000284981&pf_rd_p=445897801&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=165793011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=03E8HS9K2G5YD7819BMQ
This expires 10/17

$75 in toys, get a free toy. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=xs_gb_wi_1_3_24127?tag=pinchingyourp-20&ie=UTF8&docId=1000285081&pf_rd_p=445897801&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=165793011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=03E8HS9K2G5YD7819BMQ
Also expires 10/17

Look for markdowns, Amazon takes some great mark downs.

Another way to save money, freeze your meals. If chicken is marked down and you buy a lot, make doubles of your favorite recipes, serve one, and freeze the other. It doesn't take any longer and you have a premade meal, or at least part of one for a busy night. This keeps costs down by letting you use sales to your advantage. You can freeze a lot of things in freezer bags, lie flat to maximize room. Casseroles, etc can be frozen by lining the pan you will cook it in in foil and then plastic wrap. Freeze the meal in the dish, lift it out, wrap it or pop it in a bigger freezer bag, and when you are ready to cook, just put it in the dish you had frozen it in.
This book: http://product.half.ebay.com/Dont-Panic-dinners-in-the-Freezer_W0QQprZ46754727QQtgZinfo is a great book to get you started and has lots of easy recipes. Yummy ones, too.

For online shopping....always look for coupon codes. If you are buying something, open a new window and search "coupon codes" for the store you are buying from. Also, if possible, shop through a company like Mypoints. You will earn points to trade in for gift certificates to all kinds of stores. Here is where the email address I told you to make comes in. Mypoints will send you several emails. If you are interested in what they are selling you, you can make big points, if not, you at least get 5 points for clicking the link inside the email. Points add up quicker than you think. I have gotten lots of gift cards from them. If you are interested in joining, please email me at dimestretchermom@gmail.com and let me refer you. I get points for doing so. :) ANYHOW, shopping through sites like these gives you a double whammy...you get cheaper items, and get a "rebate" of sorts through points. If you are able to buy something that actually HAS a real rebate, all the better!!!

Saving money doesn't stop at the store. You can almost always find a deal for what you want, if you know where to look. ;)

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