Wednesday, October 28, 2009

73 percent off!!!!

I love mega sales. Especially Kroger Mega sales. They have a buy 10, save $5 sale going on again and I am as happy as a clam.

Here's what I got yesterday (and yes, I will probably go back :D) Prices are after the $5 discount.

6 packs of Keebler Fudge shop cookies .99- 3 $2/2 coupons (peelies)= FREE ( .06 profit)
2 Orbit gum .50 each
3 Uncle Ben's rice packs .99- $1/3 = $1.97/3
2 Land O Lakes spreadable butter .99- .40(doubled) = .19 each
1 Lean Cuisine entree- free coupon from writing company= FREE
3 Betty Crocker potatoes .99 each- 3 .40 coupons (doubled)- .40 shortcuts coupon = .17/3
2 Birdseye Steamfresh $1.49 each - 2 .50 coupons (doubled) = .49 each
1 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter sticks .99 - $1 coupon = FREE ( .01 profit)
1 Snuggle Fabric softener $2.99 - $3 coupon = FREE (.01 profit)
9 Hormel Chili w/ beans .79 each - 3 $2/3 coupons = $1.11/9 (approx .12/can!!)
1 Playtex Gloves $1 - $1 coupon = FREE (produced a catalins for $1 any..the one I got was $1 but they had a different kind for .50 which will make a .50 profit when I go back!)
5 cans Del Monte tomatoes .49 each - $1/5 coupon = $1.45/5 (approx .29 can)
4 Coke product 2 liters .79 each - $1/4 coupon (attached to products) = $2.16/4 ( .54 each)

Also I bought (not included in mega sale):

2 Idahoan potatoes $1 each = $1/2 coupon = .50 each
1 Plumrose Ham lunch meat, marked to $1
1 Perdue shirt cuts italian chicken marked to $1.29- .75 coupon = .54
Kroger cat food $1.79
4 Pillsbury Italian loaves marked down to .99 each - 2 .40/2 coupons = .59 each
Kroger crackers .88
2 Kroger eggs .88 each
Kroger bread $1.00
ground beef $1.91 (I forgot my .50 coupon, can you believe it?!)
2 Hillshire Farm smokies $6 (I nearly died...I needed them for a church thing)

Manufacturers coupons savings $27.75
bonus coupon savings $3.40
Kroger plus savings (sales and mega discount) $50.21
total savings $81.36

My total was $28.97


Be proud of me. I emptied my coupon box, made new dividers, threw out everything expired and cut new coupons. It's nice and neat.


I needed to pick up some things at Walgreens yesterday, too.

I bought:
Robitussin to go $2.49 ( free after RR)
1 Glade fabric spray on sale for $2.99- $2 coupon (get $1 RR back) so free after RR
3 clearance toys
4 Coke 12 packs on sale 4/$10, used 2 $1 coupons, so 4/$8
1 Rimmel blush clearanced to $1.79- $1 coupon
1 Chapstick (fresh effects $2.99 and FREE after RR)

After previous RR ($17) and coupons, I paid about $6.50 (I don't have the receipt with me to verify amount) and got $6.50 back
I could have done better, but I really needed those Cokes. lol

There is a deal on Dove shampoo..they are $4.99 BOGOF. If you buy 8, you get $10 back. If you have 8 Dove shampoo coupons, this will be the deal for you.

************************** (link to left)has Rite Aid coupons for $/$. The amount is regional, so after you use your zip code, try some others. These are great to use for rebate items.

************************* had some printable BOGOF on the small Glade candles. The site was down just now when I checked to get you the link, but hopefully it will be back soon. Print these because Glade deals are fantastic lately. They make great gifts, and after Christmas, some of the scents have been known to go on clearance. (I'm not sure about the expiration date of the coupons)


From 6PM to midnight on Halloween, get a free black taco at Taco Bell. 1 per person. Details here.


Want some fantastic recipes? I love the Pioneer Woman. Her website is here. Click on Tasty Kitchen to take you to her recipe site! She also has other things on her site to browse, and she's quite funny!


Another money saving meal.... I bought 2 packages of Kraft Deluxe mac and cheese dinner..added 1 lb ground beef, 1 pack of taco mix. Voila'. You can also dress it up with drained and rinsed black beans, chopped tomatoes, or a number of other things.

Have a money saving meal? Email me the recipe along with your first name and last initial, and I may feature it on the blog!


I was at Lowe's yesterday and noticed a 7 pack of lightbulbs (CFL) and it said on the box there was a coupon for $5/$50 at Lowes inside. If you are already buying bulbs, then pick those up. Black Friday is coming soon.


FREEBIES: (these could disappear at any time!) PLEASE remember to set up a "junk" free email for your freebies, etc.

2010 calendar
Free Holiday download from Glade. Must enter UPC:
Hollyberry wreath 046500708657
Homemade Gingerbread 046500709715
Peppermint Crush 046500708466
Bayberry Spice 046500708633
Free Yoyo gloss mini for Twitter users


Mission tortilla coupon. I use a lot of these. Remeber to use your back button to print it twice!


Last week, I wrote to Boston Market Frozen dinners about their packaging. I opened one and the tray was busted to pieces. I got a coupon for a free one and several .75 coupons.

I am going to write some more companies this weekend.


I have to tell you about a new product I love. It's Arm and Hammer dryer sheets..I think they are called Total Care. They are slightly damp with softener and you pop them in your dryer like regular dryer sheets. Here's the deal..I love a "laundry" smell. These have that. AND when I did a load of towels and put them away..they stayed scented for DAYS. I love that!!! Arm and Hammer usually has coupons on their website an I will be buying these for sure in the future!


Have a great shopping day!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back from vacation...

and trying to get in the swing of things again. My goal for today (beyond cleaning house) is to toss my expired coupons, make new dividers for my box and cut out the new coupons from the past couple of weeks. I'm trying. Once I go on vacation, I feel so out of the deal loop when I get back.

I went to Walgreens this week..Zantac is free after RR. I had a $5 coupon which sadly is no longer available, making the price $3.99 with a $9 RR back. There are also $1 coupons out from the inserts in August that will make it a $1 money maker.

There is still a $6 RR wyb Gillette Fusion MVP razors ($8.99) and there is a $4 coupon out.

Theraflu is Buy 2 get $4 RR, buy 3 get $8 RR. There are coupons out as well as coupons in the Walgreens Healthy Savings booklets, available in stores. Remember, you can use a manufacturer's coupon along with a WG coupon.

Starbucks Frappucino is $1.29 with the in ad coupon and there are $1 coupons here. Push your back button a few times after printing to print it twice.

Remember that you have to have as many items as coupons. If you need fillers, look for something super cheap, such as the halloween pencils that are 8/$1 with the ad coupon. Buy a few, use the one coupon, and let your other coupons "attach" to the other pencils.


Become a fan of Edible Arrangements on Facebook and get a free 6 piece box of dipped fruit!


Get a .50 coupon on ground beef here. The code is A23568. When it asks for a store you can either enter one, or click other and type "your favorite store" for it to print without a store name. Of course, you can always win a prize...I won a burger timer. If you don't pick a store, there will be a large empty box on the coupon. I think it looks funny. I picked Kroger and the Kroger symbol is on it. It will double there. This is a .pdf coupon.


Max Factor is shutting down. There are peelies on the products for $3 off Covergirl. They say something about being a loyal customer and save on their sister brand, as they will no longer be available in 2010. RIP Max Factor. (These will probably all be going on clearance soon)

************ (link to the left) has some GREAT coupons including coupons for toys (that can be used for Black Friday and other Christmas deals) and candy. Get them now!!!


Be sure to load coupons to your shoppers cards from Cellfire and Shortcuts!


Have a great shopping day!