Weekend Wrap Up & This Weeks Deals

>> Sunday, January 31, 2010

I can't even begin to express how tired I am right now. I cooked all weekend and we are ready for February to begin. After bagging up the last little big of the world's best ever homemade pizza sauce, here's how my punch list is looking:

Wild Rice Soup x4
Zuppa Tuscana Soup x5
Lasagna x2
Sunshine Chicken x4
Brown Rice x6
Pizza Sauce x5
Chili x2
Spaghetti Sauce x2
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls x4
Garlic Bread x4
Cornbread Mix x2
Pizza Crust x5

Yes, that's right. All of my cooking is completely finished! Hooray! I decided to leave the few baking items till tomorrow, since my knees are going to buckle if I'm standing upright at the counter for another second. But I'd say that's not bad for one weekend! I did all of my cooking both Saturday and Sunday in the evenings, and that was the main reason it took both days. If I had started in the morning, I should have been able to do it all in one day. Maybe next month.

As I am so exhausted from all this cooking, I'm going to head off to bed now and work on my shopping lists for this week early in the morning. Stay tuned, there should be some good deals this week. A few highlights I've seen already are:


Avocados - $0.39 each at Aldi

Nabisco Crackers - FREE with doubled coupon at Rainbow Foods

Tostitos Chips and Dip - $1.00 each with coupons at Target

Philadelphia Cream Cheese - $0.50 with doubled coupon at Rainbow Foods


Also, don't forget to check all your favorite online coupon spots in the morning, as most of them will be resetting their stock and loading up fresh new coupons! Goodnight all!

(I'm not going to bother with a Saturday Savings Summary this week. I shopped a LOT and I saved a LOT this week. I also cooked for an army, so we'll get back to that next week.)

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A Good Week for Huggies Deals!


There were lots of great deals on diapers all over the place this week. Here are two new deals on Huggies that I found after looking through my newspaper again this evening.

Deal #1 - CVS

CVS deal on Huggies this week is: Spend $20.00, get $5.00 ECB
Huggies Diapers or Pullups - 2/$20.00
Wipes - 2/$6.00

Buy 2 packs of diapers for $20.00
Use two of the $3.00/1 coupons from the Cub Foods ad this week (manufacturer coupon, no Cub logo)
Spend $14.00, get $5.00 ECBs
Final Price: two for $9.00 or $4.50 each

Deal #2 - Target

Buy 2 Huggies big packs for $19.99 each, get a $5.00 gift card
Use two of the $3.00/1 coupons from the Cub Foods ad this week (manufacturer coupon, no Cub logo)
Stack with two $1.50/1 Target Printable Coupon
Spend $30.98, get $5.00 Gift Card
Final Price: two for $25.98 or $12.99 each

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Freezer Cooking: February 2010, part 2

Amazingly, I got a lot done yesterday for my February Freezer Cooking. My progress so far:



Wild Rice Soup x2
Zuppa Tuscana Soup x5
Lasagna x2
Sunshine Chicken x4
Brown Rice x6
Pizza Crust x5
Pizza Sauce x5
Chili x2
Spaghetti Sauce x2
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls x4
Garlic Bread x4
Cornbread Mix x2



Yes, Zuppa Tuscana Soup increased from x2 to x5, I made a bit more than I planned on making. My Wild Rice Soup ingredients are all finished, I just have to throw it all together. The pizza makings are very easy and quick to make so they will be done in no time, spaghetti sauce and lasagna go hand in hand, and then I just have my baking items, which I think I will finish this evening. A great start to the month of February, when I'm trying lots of new things to stretch our budget and save some money.

I've also been pouring over the grocery ads in today's paper, I've starting my deal lists and will hopefully have those done tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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Freezer Cooking: February, in progress....

>> Saturday, January 30, 2010

I'm off and running in my efforts to cook for the month of February. My stove top is full of pots, bubbling away. This is what I'm working on
accomplishing today:



Wild Rice Soup x2
Zuppa Tuscana Soup x2
Lasagna x2
Sunshine Chicken x4
Brown Rice x6
Pizza Crust x5
Pizza Sauce x5
Chili x2
Spaghetti Sauce x2
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls x4
Garlic Bread x4
Cornbread Mix x2




In all likelihood, I won't get it all done today, but I hope to have it finished by the end of the day tomorrow. Now, I'm off to pick up a few deals at CVS now!

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Saving Money with Reusable Bags


I'm really trying to make an effort to use my reusable canvas bags when I'm shopping. And I am finding that I really enjoy using them too! Not only are the extremely durable, so there is no worries of paper bags ripping and grocery spillage (Sinbad anyone? Inside joke, I digress...), but generally they all have these really nice long handles. You can swing your bag of groceries over your shoulder much in the same way you would a diaper bag or purse, which makes them very easy to carry.

Another great benefit to using these durable bags is the perks that different stores are offering to customers to promote the use. I've been keeping a mental note of the retailers in my area and their reusable bag promos:

  • Target: $0.05 off/credit for each reusable bag
  • Rainbow Foods: $0.05 off/credit for each reusable bag
  • CVS: Green Bag Tag, $1.00 ECB for every four visits (tag and card must be scanned each time)

Are there any other stores offering discounts or perks for using your own bags? If so, please leave a comment and let me know!

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CVS - Deals for the Week: Jan 31st - Feb 6th

Here is my list of this weeks best deals at CVS/pharmacy.


Double Extra Bucks - with ad coupon or at cvs.com/doublebucks
January 17th to March 15th earn Double Extra Bucks, or 4% back when you purchase CVS/pharmacy brand items. Must present your CVS card for each purchase and some exclusions do apply.

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste - $2.99
Get $2.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from the Jan All You magazine
$0.75/1 Printable Coupon
$0.50/1 from 1/31 SS
Final Price: as low as FREE

Unilever Products - Spend $10.00, get $3.00 ECBs
Hellman's Mayo - Buy One ($5.99), Get One Free
$0.75/1 Printable Coupon
$0.50/1 from 11/15 RP
$0.50/1 from 1/31 RP

Skippy Peanut Butter or Ragu Pasta Sauce - $1.66
$0.40/1 from 1/31 RP for Skippy
$0.75/2 from 1/31 RP for Ragu

Lipton Tea Bags - $2.50
$0.60/1 from 1/31 RP
$0.50/1 from 1/31 RP

Deal Idea:
Buy six Ragu: $10.00
Use six $0.75/1 coupons: -$4.50
Spend OOP: $5.50, Get $3.00 ECB
Final Price $2.50 for six jars of Ragu, or $0.42 each

or

Buy two Hellmann's, BOGO: $5.99
Use two $0.75/1 coupons: -$1.50
Spend OOP: $4.49, Get $3.00 ECB
Final Price: $1.49 for two or $0.75 each


iTunes Gift Card - Spend $50.00, Get $10.00 ECB

Lumene Skin Care - Spend $20.00, Get $5.00 ECB
18 different printable coupons found here, ranging in value from $2.00/1 to $5.00/1 for several different Lumene Skin Care products.
Final Price: varies

SoftSoap, Irish Spring or Mennen Products - Spend $15.00, Get $5.00 ECB
Irish Spring or SoftSoap Body Wash, SoftSoap Ensembles Refill - $3.00
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/1 from 1/31 SS for SoftSoap
$0.50/1 from 1/31 SS for Irish Springs

Irish Spring or SoftSoap Bar Soap or SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap - $2.00

SoftSoap Ensembles Pump or Antibacterial Refill - $6.00
$1.00/1 from 1/31 SS

All Mennen Speed Stick Deodorant - $2.75
$0.50/1 from 1/31 SS

Final Price: varies

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation or Powder - $9.99
Get $5.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 1/17 SS
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)
Final Price: as low as $3.99

Revlon Color Burst Lipstick - $6.99
Get $3.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 1/17 SS
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)
Final Price: as low as $2.99

Johnson's Softwash, Body Care Wash or Body Care Lotion - $4.99
Get $1.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 1/3 RP#2
$1.00/1 from 1/31 RP
Final Price: $2.99

Jovan Fragrances - prices starting at $9.99
Get $5.00 ECB
Final Price: as low as $4.99

Huggies - Spend $20.00, Get $5.00 ECB (limit 1)
Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull-Ups, excluding Overnights - $10.00
Wipes, 64-72ct - $3.00
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon for diapers from coupons.com (prints no longer available)
$1.50/1 Printable Coupon for diapers (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for diapers
$1.00/1 from 1/17 SS for diapers
$0.75/1 Printable Coupon for wipes from coupons.com (prints no longer available)
$0.50/1 from 1/17 SS for wipes

Deal Idea:
Buy two packs of diapers: $20.00
Use two $2.00/1 coupons: -$4.00
Spend $16.00 OOP, Get $5.00 ECB
Final Price: $11.00 for two or $5.50 per jumbo pack

or

Buy seven tubs of wipes: $21.00
Use seven $0.75/1 coupons: -$5.25
Spend $15.75 OOP, Get $5.00
Final Price: $10.75 for seven or $1.54 each

Polident, Poligrip or Biotene Products - prices starting at $4.49
Get $4.00 ECB wyb 2
Final Price: as low as two for $4.98

L'Oreal Healthy Look haircolor, EverStrong shampoo, conditioner, masque or overnight treatment - starting at $6.99
Get $5.00 ECB wyb $20.00 (limit 1)
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for EverStrong Shampoo or Conditioner
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for EverStrong Treatment
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for any L'Oreal haircolor
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon for haircolor
Final Price: varries, but could be as low as $9.97 for three or $3.32 each

Nature's Bounty Vitamin D, Fish Oil or Your Life Multi - Buy One, Get One Free PLUS, Get $3.00 ECB wyb two
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon (after registering)
$1.00/1 from 1/3 RP#2
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: varies

Jillian Michaels Detox & Cleanse, Fat Burner or Appitite Control - $29.99 or $39.99
Get $10.00 ECB
wyb 1

CVS/pharmacy Purelax - $8.99
Get $2.00 ECB

Alli Starter Pack - $39.99
Get $10.00 ECB
Final Price: $29.99

Depends - $11.99
Get $2.00 ECB
$1.50/1 and $1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: as low as $8.49

Slim Fast Snack Bars, 5-6ct - prices starting at $4.99
Get $1.50 ECB wyb 1
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: as low as $2.49

Dove Men+Care Body and Face Wash - $5.49
Get $5.49 ECB
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.25/1 from 1/31 RP
Final Price: FREE plus $1.25 overage

P&G or Coke Products - Spend $25, Get $10.00 ECB

Coke 12pk - $3.67

Coke 2 liter bottles - $1.25

Pringles - $1.50
$1.00/4 from 1/31 RP
$0.50/2 from 1/31 RP

Fuze or Powerade - $1.00
$1.00/5 Printable Coupon for Fuze (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)
$1.00/5 Printable Coupon for Powerade (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)

Old Spice High Endurance or Secret Deoderent - $2.50
$1.00/2 from 12/27 PG for Old Spice (expires 1/31)
$1.00/2 from 11/29 PG for Old Spice (expires 1/31)
Buy 3 Old Spice Deodorant, Get 1 Old Spice Body Spray FREE coupon from 11/29 PG (expires 1/31)
Buy 3 Old Spice Deodorant, Get 1 Old Spice After Shave or Cologne FREE coupon from 11/29 PG (expires 1/31)
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG for Secret (expires 1/31)

Prilosec OTC - $24.99
$3.00/1 from 12/29 PG (expires 1/31)
$3.00/1 from 1/17 PG (expires 1/31)

Family Size Aussie, Pantene, Herbal Essence or Head & Shoulders - $5.99
$3.00/2 from 12/27 PG for Pantene (expires 1/31)
$1.00/2 from 1/17 PG for Pantene (expires 1/31)
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Herbal Essence (expires 1/31)
$2.00/2 from 12/27 PG for Head & Shoulders (expires 1/31)
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Aussie (expires 1/31)

Duracell Batteries, varieties - $2.99
$0.50/1 from 12/13 RP (expires 1/31)

2X Ultra Tide or Gain - $10.96
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Tide (expires 1/31)
$0.35/1 from 1/17 PG for Tide

Bounty Basic 6pk - $5.79

Deal Idea:
Buy 6 Old Spice Deoderants: $15.00
2 Pantene: $11.98
= $26.98
Use 3 $1.00/2 for old spice coupons: -$3.00
Use 1 $3.00/2 for pantene coupons: -$3.00
Use both BOGO Old Spice items coupons
Get $10.00 ECB
Final Price: $10.98 for 6 sticks of deoderent, 2 family size bottles of pantene, one body spray and one after shave or cologne, $1.10 each if divided evenly.


Buy One, Get One Free Deals

Nature Made Vitamins or Supplements (limit 6)
$3.00/1 from 1/3 SS for Cholestoff
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS for Fish Oil Vitamins
$4.00/1 from 1/3 SS for CoQ10
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS for C or D
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS for any
Final Price: varies

Campbell's Chunky & Select Harvest Soup cans or to go bowls - $3.19 (limit 4)
$1.50/3 Printable Coupon
$0.50/2 from 1/3 SS
$0.75/1 from 1/24 SS
Final Price: as low as $1.69 for two or $0.85 each

Arm & Hammer Laundry detergent or dryer cloths - $4.69-$6.99
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon for detergent or dryer sheets
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for Total 2-in-1 dryer cloths
Final Price: as low as $2.69 for two or $1.35 each

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara - Buy One ($8.49), Get a 1 kit Eye Shadow FREE
$1.00/1 from 1/17 PG for any CoverGirl Product


Other Deals

Febreze - $4.49
BOGO coupon from 1/17 PG
Final Price: two for $4.49 or $2.25 each

Finish Powerball Tabs - $3.99
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: $2.99

Suave Body Wash - $1.99
$0.75/2 from 1/31 RP
Final Price: $3.23 for two or $1.62 each


Don't forget to use your Green Bag Tag each time you visit. If you're like me and stopping in at CVS every other day, those extra bucks will add up fast!

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$1.00/1 Purex Complete 3-in-1

>> Friday, January 29, 2010

Here is another great printable coupon. Get a coupon here for $1.00/1 Purex Compete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets.

I personally LOVE these. They make laundry super simple. My husband loves them because there is nothing to pour or measure and you can't forget a part of your 'laundry formula' with these, as they include detergent, softener and anti-static all in one!

They can however be pricey, so watch for a good sale or BOGO offer for CVS or Walgreens. Enjoy!

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Meal Planning & Freezer Cooking: February 2010


January has already come to an end. I can't believe how fast it went. I'm working on our meal plan for February, this month trying to keep it really simple. I only got about half of my meal plan for January finished in advance since I had so many sick and teething little toddlers in the month of January. This month will hopefully go much more smoothly.

Freezer Cooking has been a fantastic way for us to cut down on our grocery spending, and seriously cut down on the amount we might spend eating out. Knowing there is a fully cooked, delicious homemade meal already at home is a good way to keep us out of the fast food drive-thru. It really simplifies dinner time too, since I'm not making every meal from scratch every single night.



So for this month, here is the plan:


1. Wild Rice Soup & Bread
2. Lasagna
3. Sunshine Chicken, Brown Rice & Veggie
4. Chili & Cornbread
5. Steak, Sweet Potato Fries & Veggie
6. Homemade Pizza
7. Crock-pot: Beef Roast with Veggies
8. Zuppa Tuscana Soup & Bread
9. Grilled Sandwiches
10. Kung Pao Chicken & Jasmine Rice
11. Spaghetti
12. Sunshine Chicken, Brown Rice & Veggie
13. Homemade Pizza
14. Crock-pot: BBQ Pork
15. Pork Chops, Brown Rice & Veggie
16. Lasagna
17. Wild Rice Soup & Bread
18. Grilled Sandwiches
19. Sunshine Chicken, Brown Rice & Veggie
20. Homemade Pizza
21. Crock-pot: Beef Roast with Veggies
22. Pork Chops, Brown Rice & Veggie
23. Grilled Sandwiches
24. Spaghetti
25. Zuppa Tuscana Soup & Bread
26. Steak, Sweet Potato Fries & Veggie
27. Homemade Pizza
28. Crock-pot: BBQ Pork

I'm planning for (hopefully!!) one big Freezer Cooking Day, possibly tomorrow or Sunday of this weekend. I'll be getting back into full swing grocery shopping (with coupons, of course!) this month to restock the cupboards and freezer. It was really nice to cut back on shopping in January and work with what we had on hand.

Looking forward to cooking up a storm and getting great deals in February!

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Coupon Insert Preview - 1/31/10

This weekend we will have two inserts: a SmartSource and a RedPlum. They look like they will be good for sale match-ups this week. Here are my highlights.

SmartSource
$1.00/1 SoftSoap Body Wash

$1.00/2 Sargento Natural Shredded Cheese

$1.00/2 Scotch Bright


RedPlum
$1.25/1 Dove Men Body Wash

$1.50/1 Dove Body Lotion or Hand Cream

$1.00/1 Wisk Laundry Detergent


To find out more about each insert and get an early peek at all of the coupons, head over to the Sunday Coupon Preview. Check back soon for my Deals of the Week!

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Save $1.00 on Red Gold Tomatoes

>> Thursday, January 28, 2010



Just arrived in my inbox! Click here to save $1.00 off 3 cans of Red Gold Tomatoes. Offer expires Feb 15th.

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A New Wallet & A New Way of Saving Money

For a few weeks now, all over the 'blog-o-sphere', this great tutorial and super cute envelope system from Kelleigh has been a huge hit.

I had already been seriously contemplating going to an all cash system for groceries and household items, so when I first saw this template and great idea, I knew I had to do it!

First, I needed a new wallet, and I had my eye on one for a few weeks. It was $20.00, and I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on just a wallet. So I waited, but I just couldn't get my mind off the one I had found. I found it at a store where my husband and I had recently purchased new winter boots. You see, we live here in this barren, arctic tundra of Minnesota (at least it is from Nov-March) and neither of us had really good winter boots. And since I hate to be cold, we both decided to invest in a good pair of boots. And my toes will forever be happy for that investment. But what came along with our boots purchase was a membership rewards program from the store we had shopped at. So, just a few weeks after spotting the perfect new wallet, in my mailbox were two $10.00 gift certificates to that store, a reward for our recent purchase of boots. Perfect timing.

So this weekend, I headed back and snagged my wallet for exactly $0.01. Yep, a penny. Then I was off to my moms house and her great craft room to whip up my envelope system. Here are my results:








I LOVE IT! I made mine to hold eight envelopes. Four weeks of groceries, one for ECBs, one for extra coupons to carry on me, one for extra/leftover cash and one for receipts.

I'm truly hoping this will help us even further in our efforts to save money and live well on less. I certainly know it's hard for me to part with cold hard cash, a lot harder then it is to pull out and swipe the old debit card, so I have a good feeling this will work.

What a fun and pretty way to save money!!

Has anyone else switched to an all cash system? How has it been working for you?

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HOT Coupon - $2.00 off Post Cereal

>> Monday, January 25, 2010


Head over here to get a coupon for $2.00 off Post cereals (Shredded Wheat, Grape-Nuts or Raisin Bran). Just register for their newsletter and you will receive an email with your coupon!

Thanks STL Mommy!

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Rainbow Foods - Deals for the Week: Jan 24th - Jan 30th

>> Sunday, January 24, 2010


A new week and a new Rainbow ad. And guess what? This week, we have another DOUBLE Double Coupon Wednesday. That's right, this Wednesday 1/27 you will be able to have TEN manufacturer coupons doubled per transaction. Should make for some great savings and great deals!!! Here is my list of good deals and coupon match ups for this week.


Dairy

Roundy's Cream Cheese, 8oz bricks - $0.50
sale price, no coupon needed

Pillsbury Pizza Crust, Dinner Rolls, Breadsticks, Biscuits or Crusty French Bread - BOGO FREE
$0.35/1 from 1/24 SS for Pizza Crust
$0.40/2 from 1/24 SS for rolls, breadsticks and pizza crust
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon for rolls, breadsticks and pizza crust
Final Price: varies, but you would get as much as $2.00 off the price of one with doubled coupon

Roundy's Eggs - $0.88
sale price, no coupon needed

Eggland's Best Eggs - $1.99
$0.50/1 from 11/1 SS
Final Price: $0.99 with doubled coupon

Dannon Fruit on the Bottom, Classic or Light & Fit - $0.49
$1.00/6 Printable Coupon for Light & Fit
$1.00/6 Printable Coupon for Light & Fit
$1.00/10 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: six for $0.94 or $0.16 each with doubled coupon


Produce

Red Seedless Grapes - $1.49 lb

Iceberg Lettuce - $0.79

Green Cabbage - $0.28 lb

Yellow Onions - $0.33/lb or $0.98 for a 3lb bag


Meat

Roundy's Jumbo Packs of Chicken Drumsticks, Thights or Bone-In Split Breast - $0.88/lb
(Limit 2 pkgs)
sale price, no coupon needed

Oscar Mayer Reg. Bologna, Lt. Bologna or Cotto Salami - two for $3.00
$1.00/2 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: two for $1.00 or $0.50 each with doubled coupon

Buddig Extra thin Lunchmeat - $2.50
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/1 from 12/6 SS and 1/17 SS
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon


Frozen

SmartOnes Meals - $2.00
$1.00/5 from Jan All You
$3.00/10 from 1/10 SS
Free Breakfast wyb 5 SmartOnes coupon from 1/10 SS
Free Flatbread wyb 3 SmartOnes coupon from 1/10 SS
Final Price: as low as $8.00 for 5 SmartOnes meals and possibly a breakfast and a flatbread if you can stack all three coupons

Green Mill Pizza - $5.00
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: $3.00 with doubled coupon

Jimmy Dean Sandwiches or Breakfast Bowls - $2.00
$0.75/1 from 12/6 RP (bowls)
$0.75/1 from 1/3 RP #2 (sandwiches)
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon

Green Giant Vegetables in Sauce - $1.25
$0.60/3 from 1/3 GM
Prints are no longer available, but if you still have any of the $1.00/3 Printable Coupons
Final Price: either three for $2.55 or $1.75 depending on which coupons you have, doubled

New York Texas Garlic Toast or Breadsticks- $2.29
$0.50/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $1.29 with doubled coupon

El Monterey Chimichangas or Burritos - $1.00
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon or $1.00/1 Printable Coupon (not sure if it would apply to specific items on sale)
Final Price: possibly two for FREE with doubled coupon, if coupon applies.


Grocery

Cascadian Farms Cereal or Granola Bars - $3.00
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $1.00

Kraft Dressing - $2.00
$1.00/2 from Kraft Game Day Treats booklet (can be found at Rainbow stores)
Final Price: two for $2.00 or $1.00 each with doubled coupon

Ortega Taco Sauce, Shells, Seasoning Mix, Salsa, Beans or Green Chilies - 25% off
$0.75/2 from 1/24 SS
Final Price: varies

Post Cereal - $2.25 each
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/2 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: as low as $0.25 each

Gedney Pickles - $2.25
$0.60/1 from 11/15 RP
Final Price: $1.05 each with doubled coupon

Kellogg's Cereal or Pop Tarts, varieties - $2.00
$1.50/2 Printable Coupon
**seems like most of the Kellogg's coupons have been exhausted. Do you know of any good ones out there?**
Final Price: varies

Campbell's Condensed Soup - $1.25
$1.00/4 Printable Coupon
Final Price: four for $3.00 or $0.75 each with doubled coupon

Campbell's Select Harvest Soup - $1.66
$0.50/2 from 1/3 SS #2
Final Price: two for $2.32 or $1.16 each

Starkist Tuna, canned & pouch varieties - $1.00
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: FREE plus overage with doubled coupon

Langers Juice - Buy Two, Get One FREE
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon if variety is included
Final Price: varies, $2.00 off two with doubled coupon, plus get one free

McCormick Grinder Spices - $2.00
$0.75/1 from 1/3 RP
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - two for $3.00
$1.00/2 from 1/3 RP#1
Final Price: two for $1.00 or $0.50 each with doubled coupon

Hill's Bros. Coffee - $6.99
$0.75/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: $5.49 with doubled coupon

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese - $0.48 (limit 2)
Buy three, get one free coupon from 12/13 SS
Final Price: buy two for $0.48, one for $1.39, get one free with coupon - total OOP: $2.35 for four or $0.59 each

Townhouse Crackers - $2.50
$0.75/1 Printable Coupon (registration required)
Final Price: $1.00 with doubled coupon

Fisher Cashews, Pecans or Mixed Nuts - $3.99
$1.00/1 from 1/10, 12/13, 12/6, 11/22, 11/15 or 10/4 SS
Final Price: $1.99 with doubled coupon

Nabisco Family Size Wheat Thins, Triscuits, or Chicken in a Biscuit Crackers - two for $4.00
$1.00/2 from Kraft Game Day Treats booklet
Final Price: two for $2.00 or $1.00 each with doubled coupon

Blue Diamond Almonds - two for $5.00
$1.00/2 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: two for $3.00 or $1.50 each with doubled coupon

Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium or High Fiber Soup - $0.98 (limit 2)
$0.50/2 from 1/17 SS
$0.50/2 from 1/3 GM
Final Price: two for $0.96 or $0.48 each


Household & Personal Care Items

Roundy's All Natural Vitamins or Supplements - Buy One, Get One FREE
Final Price: varies

Tampax Tampons or Always Pads - $4.99
Coupon for 18-20ct FREE wyb 36-60ct Tampax from 12/27 PG
Coupon for 14-18ct FREE wyb 28-36ct Always Infinity from 12/27 PG
Final Price: two packages for $4.99

L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner - $2.99
$0.75/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $1.49 with doubled coupon

Old Spice, Gillette, Olay, Zest or Ivory Body Wash or Bar Soap - $3.50
$1.00/1 from 1/17 PG for Olay
$1.00/2 from 11/29 or 12/27 PG for Old Spice
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Gillette
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Zest or Ivory bar soap
Final Price: as low as $1.50

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Saturday Savings Summary - 1/23/10

>> Saturday, January 23, 2010

I had a GREAT week shopping and got lots of great deals. Lots of trips to different stores, but the work paid off.

Target: A great week for coupon match-ups. Most everything was free or just a few pennies after coupons. The only real expense here was my detour to the children's clearance racks in the clothing department.


2 bottles of nivea body wash, 2 boxes of kotex pantiliners, 2 bottles of method handsoap, 3 boxes of bandaids, 3 johnsons buddy bars, one travel size bottle of baby shampoo, three packs of dental floss, two pairs of girls toddler pants (one for each twin) and two boys toddler sweaters

Total Value of All Items (before coupons): $40.05
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$26.50
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $13.55
66% Savings!
**the actual value is higher, but Target's receipt didn't factor in the savings from the sale prices or the clearance on the clothing, so my full value calculation is at the already reduced prices.


Then, my many trips to CVS. But I didn't mind, for I love my CVS stores. It took several trips to multiple locations to get everything on my shopping list this week, as not everyone was in stock throughout the whole week. Here is a shot of all items purchased:

6 cans of Oust, 3 boxes of SoyJoy bars(6pks), 2 boxes of Tampax Pearl, 3 packs of Ivory bar soap(3pks), 1 tube of Crest toothpaste that included a free travel size tube of toothpaste, 2 sticks of dove deodorant and 1 Almay three shade eyeshadow compact.

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $87.96
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$80.86
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $7.10
92% Savings!


And this week I had a stop at Rainbow both on Wednesday and again on Saturday. Here's how those trips went:

2 gallons of whole milk, 3 boxes of Cheerios, 3 boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2 boxes of microwave popcorn, 4 bottles of Febreze, 5 boxes of Dreamfields pasta, 8 tubes of Blistex, 2 tubs of sour cream, 2 bottles of V8 VFusion juice, 4 bags of Halls cough drops, 2 Yo-Plus yogurts 4packs, 1 cfl lightbulb, 1 tube of Crest ProHealth toothpaste, 6lbs of bananas and 8 cups of Yoplait yogurt

5 boxes of Purex Complete 3-in-1 laundry solution, 6 cfl lightbulbs

I made the second trip on Saturday to get a good deal on the Purex that I noticed while I was shopping on Wednesday. I had several more coupons for the lightbulbs, which made them free so I picked up those too.

All together, my savings were good for what I was able to pick up.

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $190.70
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$144.14
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $46.56
76% Savings!


So for the week, I got several great buys, lots of freebies and a few treats.

This Week's Spending: $67.21 (for items valuing $318.71)
This Week's Savings: $251.50
Percentage of Savings: 79%

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CVS - Deals for the Week: Jan 24th - Jan 30th


Here is my list of this weeks best deals at CVS/pharmacy. Take a sneak peek at the ad here. Thanks iheartcvs for posting up this weeks ad early!

Double Extra Bucks - with ad coupon or at cvs.com/doublebucks
January 17th to March 15th earn Double Extra Bucks, or 4% back when you purchase CVS/pharmacy brand items. Must present your CVS card for each purchase and some exclusions do apply.


Extra Care Bucks Deals

Almay Intense i-Color Eye Shadow, Liner or Mascara - $5.99
Get $4.00 ECB
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon (Manufacturer coupon with Target logo. Note: not all CVS locations will take these, but some will, so check first)
Final Price: $0.99

Always Infinity Pads 28-36 ct or Tampax Pearl Tampons 36-40 ct - $7.99
Get $2.00 ECB
Coupon for 18-20ct FREE wyb 36-60ct Tampax from 12/27 PG
Coupon for 14-18ct FREE wyb 28-36ct Always Infinity from 12/27 PG
Final Price: two for $5.99

Gillette Fusion Razor - $8.99
Get $4.00 ECB
$2.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $2.99

Dove or Degree Deoderant - two for $7.00
Get $2.00 ECB wyb 2
$1.50/2 Printable Coupon for Dove
Final Price: two for $3.50 or $1.75 each

Osteo Bi-Flex, 120ct - $39.99
Buy One, Get One FREE plus get $3.00 ECB
$6.00/1 from 1/10 RP
$5.00/1 from 1/24 RP
Final Price: two for as low as $24.99 or $12.50 each

FiberOne Chewy Bars - $6.99
Get $3.00 ECB
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $2.99

Hallmark Cards - Get $3.00 ECBs wyb $15.00

Revlon Cosmetics
Get $7.00 ECB wyb $15.00
$1.00/1 from 1/17 SS (any)
Final Price: as low as three for $5.00

Eucerin Products
Get $10.00 ECB wyb $20.00
$1.00/1 from 1/24 RP
Final Price: varies

Crest toothpaste or Oral-B toothbrush - $1.99
Get $1.00 ECB
$0.75/1 from 1/17 PG for Crest
$0.50/1 from 12/27 PG for Crest
$0.75/2 from 1/17 PG for Oral B
Final Price: as low as $0.24

Dulcolax - $10.99
Get $5.00 ECB
$3.00/1 from 12/13 SS
$3.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $2.99, then submit for $5.00 MIR

Tylenol or Motrin IB, 225ct - $12.99
Get $5.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 12/6 RP
$1.00/1 from 1/3 RP
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: $6.99


Buy One, Get One Free Deals

Nature's Bounty or Flex-a-min - BOGO
$3.00/1 Nature's Bounty CoQ10 from 1/24 RP
$4.00/1 Flex-a-min from 1/24 RP
$1.00/1 any Nature's Bounty from 1/3 RP
$1.00/1 any Nature's Bounty from 1/10 SS
Final Price: varies


Other Deals

Ivory Bar Soap, 3pk - $0.99
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: FREE


If you haven't already, check out the CVS Advisory Panel and join. You may occasionally be selected to complete surveys for CVS, and then be rewarded for participation with ECBs! Today, while I was compiling this very list, I was contacted by CVS to complete a survey. It took me about 10 minutes, and I received $5.00 ECBs for my time. Check it out!

And once again, big thanks to iheartcvs for posting the ad this week!

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Coupon Insert Preview - 1/24/10

>> Friday, January 22, 2010

Be on the lookout for two inserts in this Sunday's paper: a SmartSource and a RedPlum.
Visit the Sunday Coupon Preview to get the scoop on each inserts coupons. Here are some of my highlights:

SmartSource
$1.50/1 Sure men's deodorant

$1.00/1 Nabisco Crackers

$1.00/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese


RedPlum
$1.00/1 Brawny Paper Towels

$2.00/1 Nature's Bounty Multivitamin

Keep in mind coupons and their values are regional so your inserts might look slightly different.

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Rainbow Foods: 3-Day Sale and Other Deals

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Did you get your 3-day sale flier in the mail for Rainbow?
I did, and there are some new BOGO deals that are pretty good! Here are the best deals I found.

Campbell's Chunky Soup - $2.59, BOGO Free
Buy four and use the $1.50/3 Printable Coupon
Final Price: 4 for $3.68, or $0.92 each

Yoplait YoPlus or Fiber One Yogurt 4pks - $2.59, BOGO Free
$1.00/1 from 1/3 GM
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: 2 for $0.59 or $0.30 each

Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts - $3.09, BOGO Free
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
$1.00/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: 2 for $1.09 or $0.55 each



Sale Items - Prices Good Till January 27th

Weight Watcher Yogurt - $0.50
$1.00/5 Printable Coupon (thanks Mercedes!)
or
Buy two, get one free coupon from Jan All You magazine
Final Price: as low as 5 for $0.50 or $0.10 each with doubled $1.00 coupon on 1/20 & 1/27


Any other good coupon match ups for these sale items? If so, let me know!

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Kotex Money-Maker at Target


Here's a great money-maker at Target on Kotex pantiliners.
Kotex Pantiliners: $0.97
Buy two and use two of the $1.00/1 Target Coupon from the 1/3 RP insert, stack with $1.00/2 from the 1/10 SS insert.
Final Price: Get two and make $1.56 profit!

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FREE Nivea Body Wash at Target this week

>> Monday, January 18, 2010



This week at Target you can score FREE Nivea body wash.

On sale for $2.99, use the $2.00/1 from the 1/3 RP and stack with the $1.00/1 Printable Target Coupon and you get it for free!


You could also get All laundry detergent for $0.50 if you price match it from the Big Lots ad. It is on sale this week at Big Lots for $2.50, if you can pick up an ad and take it to Target for a price match and then use the $2.00/1 coupon from the 1/3 RP, your final price will be $0.50. Here in MN, it looks like the only Big Lots locations left are Brooklyn Center and St. Louis Park. If you live near either, it might be worth your while to swing by and pick up their ad to take to Target for a price match.

Thanks Common Sense With Money!

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Printable Coupons for HUGGIES!


Quick! Head over to coupons.com and print of the five new coupons for Huggies products!


$0.75/1 Huggies Baby Wipes (64ct or larger)

$2.00/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers diapers

$1.00/1 ANY Huggies diapers

$2.00/1 Huggies Overnight diapers

$2.50/1 Huggies Pure & Natural diapers


Stack with a good store coupon or save for a great sale and you'll get a good deal on diapers and wipes!

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Rainbow Foods - Deals for the Week: Jan 17th - Jan 23rd

>> Saturday, January 16, 2010

Here is a list of this weeks best deals at Rainbow Foods. Final prices listed assumes that you are shopping on Double Coupon Wednesdays. If you are shopping on a different day of the week, your final prices will be higher.


Produce

Bananas - $0.39 lb

Broccoli - $0.99 each




Dairy

Roundy's Milk - $1.98 each (Limit 2)

Roundy's Butter Quarters - $1.88

Yoplait Light, Thick & Creamy or Custard Style Yogurt - $0.49
$1.00/8 Printable Coupon
$0.40/6 from 1/3 GM
$0.50/8 from 1/3 GM
Final Price: as low as eight for $1.92 or $0.24 each with doubled coupon

Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese - $2.00 each
Catalina promotion: Buy five Kraft products, receive a coupon for $5.00 off your next purchase
Buy five Kraft cheese at $2.00 each, spend $10.00, get $5.00 off coupon
Final Price: five for $5.00 or $1.00 each

Daisy Sour Cream - BOGO
use two $0.50/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: ?? you'll get $2.00 off with doubled coupons

Dannon Activia, DanActive, Light & Fit or Danimals 4-6pks or 32oz - $2.00 each
$1.00/1 from 12/6 SS for DanActive
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS for Activia
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS for DanActive
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS for Danimals
$1.00/2 from 1/10 SS for Light & Fit
Final Price: as low as FREE with doubled coupon



Meat

Roundy's Chicken Leg Quarters - $0.68 lb
with ad coupon, Sunday and Monday ONLY

Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotto Salami - $1.00
$1.00/2 from 12/14 SS
Final Price: two for FREE with doubled coupon



Frozen

Lean Cuisine Meals - $2.00 each
$1.00/4 Printable Coupon (FF)
$1.00/4 Printable Coupon (IE)
Final Price: four for $6.00 or $1.50 each with doubled coupon

Sunny Valley or Clear Value Ice Cream - $0.99
with ad coupon, Sunday and Monday ONLY

On Cor Redi-Serve Chicken Nibblers, Strips, Patties or Salisbury Steak - $1.00 each
no coupons, but this is a 54% savings from full price

DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen - $5.50 each
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS DiGiorno (if variety is included)
Final Price: as little as $3.50 each with doubled coupon
If you buy two, you'll receive a coupon for free Kraft grated parmesan cheese, good on your next grocery order.



Grocery

Deamfields Pasta - $1.89
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/1 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: FREE plus overage with doubled coupon

V8 V-Fusion - $3.19
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $1.19 with doubled coupon

Dole Fruit Cups or Jarred Fruit - $2.00 each
$0.55/1 from 1/10 SS
$0.75/2 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: as low as $0.90 each with doubled coupon

Fiber One Muffin Mix - $2.50 each
$0.50/1 from 1/3 GM
Final Price: $1.50 with doubled coupon

Arnold Soft Natural Bread - $1.50
$0.55/1 from 11/8 SS
Final Price: $0.40 each with doubled coupon

General Mills Snack Bars - $2.50 each
$0.40/1 Printable Coupons for Fiber One and Nature Valley bars
$0.40/1 from 1/3 GM
Final Price: $1.70 each with doubled coupon

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits - $1.00
$0.30/2 Printable Coupon
$0.30/2 from 1/3 GM or 12/6 SS
Final Price: two for $1.40 or $0.70 each with doubled coupons

Progresso Soup - $1.33
$1.00/3 Printable Coupon
$1.00/4 from 1/17 SS
$0.50/2 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: three for $1.99 or $0.66 each with doubled coupons

Campbell's Condensed Soup - $1.00
$1.00/4 Printable Coupon
Final Price: four for $2.00 with doubled coupon

International Delight Flavored Coffee Creamer - $1.00
$0.55/1 from 11/8 SS
$1.00/2 from 11/8 SS
Final Price: one for FREE with overage, or two for FREE with doubled coupon

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix - $1.00
if varieties match up, $1.00/2 Printable Coupon
Final Price: two for FREE with doubled coupon

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn - $1.00
$1.00/2 from 1/3 RP
Final Price: two for FREE with doubled coupon

Gatorade Thirst Quencher - $1.00
$0.50/1 from 1/10 RP
Final Price: FREE with doubled coupon

Sobe Life Water - $1.00
$0.25/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon

General Mills Cereal
Buy any six GM cereals at regular price, get $10.00 off you purchase (instant) and receive a coupon good for a free gallon of milk on your next grocery order.

$1.00/3 from 1/3 GM
$1.00/3 from 12/13 GM
$1.00/2 from 12/13 GM
Printable Coupons found here & here

$2.00 in Printable Coupons here
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for Wheaties (become a fan)

Any other good GM cereal coupons? Seems the really goods ones have started to be depleted with all the good cereal deals over these winter months.



Personal Care

Ricola Throat Drops - $1.50
$1.00/2 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: two for $1.00 or $0.50 each

Blistex Lip Care - $1.00
$1.00/2 from 12/13 SS
$0.35/1 from 1/17 SS
Final Price: as low as two for FREE with doubled coupon

Halls Caugh Drops - $1.00
$0.50/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/2 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: FREE with doubled coupon

Crest Premium Toothpaste - $2.50
$0.75/1 from 1/17 PG
Final Price: $1.00 with doubled coupon

Glide Floss - $2.50
$1.00/1 from 1/17 PG
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon



Household

Febreze Fabric Refresher - $4.69
BOGO coupon from 1/17 PG
Final Price: two for $4.69 or $2.35 each

Ziploc Storage Bags or Containers - $2.50 each
$1.00/2 from 1/10 SS
$1.00/2 from 12/6 SS
Final Price: $0.50 each with doubled coupon

Dawn Dish Soap - $1.00
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG for Dawn
Final Price: $0.50 with doubled coupon

SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap - $1.00
$0.35/1 from 1/3 SS (if size/varieties are included)
Final Price: $0.30 with doubled coupon

GE 1pk 13 watt CFL Lightbulb - $1.00
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: FREE plus overage with doubled coupon


Baby

Beach Nut Baby Food, stage 2 jars - $0.40 each
$2.00/16 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: 16 for $4.40 or $0.28 each

Beach Nut Tummy Trays - $2.00
$1.00/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: FREE with doubled coupon



Any other good deals that I missed? Please let a comment and let me know!

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Cub Foods - Deals for the Week: Jan 17th - Jan 23rd

Here is a list of the good deals at Cub Foods for this week.

Meat

Boneless Chuck Roast - $1.98 lb

Jennie-O Turkey Store Bacon, Extra Lean Kielbasa or Smoked Sausage - $2.69
$1.00/2 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: two for $4.38 or 2.19 each

Oscar Mayer Cotto Salami or Meat Bologna - $1.69
$1.00/2 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: two for $2.38 or $1.19 each

Carl Buddig Lunchmeat tubs - $1.99
$1.00/1 from 12/6 SS
Final Price: $0.99 each


Produce

Honeycrisp Apples - $1.88 lb

Green Bell Pepers - $0.50 each

Green Onions - $0.50 each

Avacados - $1.00 each


Frozen

Healthy Choice Entrees - $1.88
Buy two and use $1.00/2 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: two for $2.76 or $1.38 each

Red Baron Frozen Pizza - $2.98
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: $1.98 each

Birdseye Regular or Steamfresh Vegetables - $1.49
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon for Steamfresh
$0.35/1 from 1/10 SS for Steamfresh
Final Price: as low as two for $1.98 or $0.99 each


Dairy

Land O Lakes Milk - $1.98 with ad coupon (limit 2)

Dannon Danimals or Crush Cups - $1.99
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
Final Price: $0.99

Dannon Light & Fit or Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt - $0.40 (limit 20)
$1.00/6 Printable Coupon for Light & Fit
$1.00/6 Printable Coupon for Light & Fit
$1.00/10 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: six for $1.40 or $0.23 each


Grocery

Campbell's Chunky Soup - $0.99 each with ad coupon (limit 6)
stack with $1.50/3 Printable Coupon
Final Price: three for $1.47 or $0.49 each

Barilla Pasta - $1.25
if Plus variety is included, $1.00/2 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: two for $1.50 or $0.75 each

Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts - $1.59
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS
$1.00/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: $0.59

Ad Coupon for General Mills Cereal, Granola & Snack Bars; Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Chex Mix, and others - $1.75 each wyb 4
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for Cheerios (after registration, they email you a link for the coupon)
$1.00/3 from 1/3 or 12/13 GM for GM cereal varieties
$1.00/2 from 11/15 GM for Chex Cereals
Several applicable printable coupons found here, here, or here
Final Price: varries, possibly as low as four for $3.00 or $0.75 each

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Saturday Savings Summary - 1/16/10

Another good, yet light week of shopping for us here. Better late than never, here is my Saturday Savings Summary from last week. (It's been crazy over here, two toddler teething!)

Stop one: Rainbow Foods on (of course) Wednesday. Just two transactions, but good results. Another yogurt money-maker, and a good money-maker on pasta too.


5lb bag of flour, 4 canisters of Quaker oats (free), 2 boxes of dishwasher detergent gel packs (40 washes in all) 4 boxes of better-for-you pasta (money-maker), 2 boxes of all natural, nitrate free deli sliced ham, 4 four cup packs of yogurt cups (money-maker), 1 tub of cottage cheese and 1 gallon of milk (milk not pictured)

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $58.75
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$45.56
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $13.19
78% Savings!

Stop two: CVS. And, guess what? I lost my receipt!!! The only things I picked up this week at CVS were a Green Bag, a Green Bag Tag and one makeup item. There wasn't much on sale that I needed or wanted. After coupons and ECBs I spent somewhere around $1.25 OOP and got $4.00 in ECBs back.

Eating from the Pantry this month has been fun, and has been great on the grocery budget since I haven't been shopping as heavily this month.

Looking forward to next week. Check out my post for Rainbow, Cub and CVS for ideas to make your shopping trips this week frugal and fun!

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CVS - Deals for the Week: Jan 17th - Jan 23rd

>> Friday, January 15, 2010


Here is a list of the good deals I found this week at CVS.



Double Extra Bucks - with ad coupon or at cvs.com/doublebucks
January 17th to March 15th earn Double Extra Bucks, or 4% back when you purchase CVS/pharmacy brand items. Must present your CVS card for each purchase and some exclusions do apply.


Extra Care Bucks Deals


Buy $20.00 of the following, get $10.00 ECB (Limit 2)

Pepsi 12pk - $3.33 each

Tostitos or Lay's Chips - $3.50 each
$1.00 off Tostitos Chips AND dip coupon from Jan All You magazine
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for Lay's Chips

Gatorade, Sobe or Pepsi - $1.25 each
$0.50/1 from 1/10 RP for Gatorade
$0.25/1 Printable Coupon for Sobe Life Water

Amp, Izze or Starbucks Frappuccino 4pks - $5.00

True North Nuts or Stacy's Pita/Bagel Chips - $3.00 each
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon for True North Nuts
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon or $1.00/1 Printable Coupon for Stacy's Pita or Bagel Chips



Deal Idea:

There is a great rebate available for Pepsi, Tostitos chips or dips, plastic cups, paper plates, ice, condiments, and/or deli items courtesy of Coors Light. First of all, click here to download the rebate form and scroll to find the form that is applicable in your state. Here in MN, we are eligible for either the $10.00 rebate on $30.00 or the $7.50 rebate on $20.00. No beer purchase is necessary (in MN) to qualify for the rebate.

For the $7.50 back on $20.00 rebate:

Transaction #1
3 Pepsi 12pks for $10.00
3 Tostitos Chips for $10.50
Spend: $20.50
Get: $10.00 ECB

Submit receipt for rebate and receive $7.50 back

Net OOP after Rebate and ECB: $3.00 for 36 cans of pepsi and 3 bags of chips



For the $10.00 back on $30.00 rebate:

Transaction #1
6 Pepsi 12pks for $20.00
Get $10.00 ECB
Spend $20.00 OOP

Transaction #2
3 Tostitos Chips for $10.50
3 Stacy's Pita or Bagel Chips for $9.00
1 Gatorade for $1.25
= 20.75
use 10.00 ECB from Transaction #1
use 3 of the $1.00/1 Stacy's coupons (would need access to two computers)
use one of the $0.50/1 Gatorade coupon
Spend $7.25 OOP
Get $10.00 ECB

Submit receipts from both transactions for rebate and receive $10.00 back

Net OOP after Rebate and ECB: $7.25 for 72 cans of pepsi, 3 bags of chips, 3 bags of pita chips, and 1 gatorade



Oust Air Sanitizer and Glade Fabric & Air - $3.99 (Limit 3)
Get $3.00 ECB
Buy 2 Oust and use BOGO coupon from 1/3 SS
Final Price: 2 for FREE plus overage on Oust or $0.99 each on Glade

Hallmark Cards - Get $3.00 ECBs wyb $15.00


Jergens (starting at 6.99) or Curel (starting at 7.99) Lotion (excluding Jergens Naturals)
Get $5.00 ECB wyb 2
$3.00/2 from 12/6 SS for Jergens
$2.00/1 from 12/6 SS for Curel
Final Price: as low as $5.98 for two or 2.99 each

Dove Body Wash, Lotion or Invisible Solid Deodorant
Get $5.00 ECB wyb $15.00 (Limit 1)
$1.50/2 Printable Coupon for deodorant

Deal Idea:
Buy 6 deodorants for $15.00, use 3 of the $1.50/2 coupons
Final Price: 5.50 for 6 sticks of deodorant, or $0.92 each

Rogaine Regular for Women, Extra Strength or Foam for Men - $24.99
Get $5.00 ECB
$5.00/1 from Feb All You magazine
Final Price: $14.99

L'Oreal Healthy Look haircolor, EverStrong shampoo, conditioner, masque or overnight treatment - starting at $6.99
Get $5.00 ECB wyb $20.00 (Limit 2)
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for EverStrong Shampoo or Conditioner
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for EverStrong Treatment
$2.00/1 from 1/3 RP for any L'Oreal haircolor
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon for haircolor
Final Price: varries, but could be as low as $9.97 for three or $3.32 each

Scope Outlast Mouth Rinse - $6.79
Get $1.00 ECB
$0.75/1 from 1/17 PG
$0.75/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $5.04

Multi-Pack Crest, Fixodent, Glide or Oral-B - starting at $4.99
Get $3.00 ECB (Limit 1)
$0.75/1 or $1.00/2 from 1/17 PG for Crest toothpaste
$0.50/1 from 12/27 PG for Crest toothpaste
$0.75/2 from 12/27 PG for Oral-B toothbrush
$0.75/1 from 12/27 PG for Glide floss
$1.00/1 from 1/17 PG for Glide
Final Price: varries, but could be as low as $0.99 each

CVS/pharmacy Sensitive Toothpaste twin pack - $9.98
Get $3.00 ECB
Final Price: $6.98

Boost Nutritional Drink 6pk - $7.29
Get $6.00 ECB wyb 3
$1.50/1 from 1/3 SS
Final Price: $11.37 or $3.79 each wyb 3

Re-nu Contact Solution - $7.99 (Limit 1)
Get $2.00 ECB
$2.00/1 Printable Coupon
$1.00/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: as low as $3.99

Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel or Windex twin packs - $6.99 (Limit 3)
Get $2.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 1/10 SS for Scrubbing Bubbles
$1.00/2 from 1/10 SS for Windex
Final Price: $3.99

Charmin Bath Tissue - $12.99
Get $4.00 ECB
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $8.74

Pantene Expressions, Restoratives shampoo, conditioner, mask or balm; Head & Shoulders - $4.49 (Limit 1)
Get $2.00 ECB
$1.00/1 from 12/27 PG for Pantene styling product
$3.00/2 from 12/27 Pantene products
$2.00/2 from 12/27 Head & Shoulders
Final Price: as low as $1.49 for one product

M&Ms - 2 for $5.00 (Sunday - Tuesday only, after Tuesday 2 for $6.00) Limit 1
Get $2.00 ECB wyb 2
Final Price: 2 for $3.00

Prilosec OTC, 42 ct - $19.99
Get $2.00 ECB
$3.00/1 from 12/27 PG
$3.00/1 from 1/17 PG
Final Price: $14.99

Clairol Natural Instincts haircolor - $5.99
Get $2.00 ECB
$2.00/1 from 1/17 PG
Final Price: $1.99

SoyJoy 6pk - $6.00
Get $6.00 ECB
Final Price: FREE



Buy One, Get One Free Deals

All Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools (Limit 6)
$2.00/1 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: varries

Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch, Frosted Flakes, Mini-Wheats; Special K or Nutri-Grain bars
$1.00/2 from 1/3 RP for Special K bars
$1.00/2 from 12/13 RP for Frosted Flakes
Final Price: varries

Smooth Away - $9.99
$1.50/1 from 1/10 RP
$1.50/1 from 12/13 RP
Final Price: 2 for 6.99


Other Deals

Mentos Gum - $1.00
$0.55/1 from 10/11 SS
Final Price: $0.45

Dawn Dish Soap - $0.96 (Limit 3)
$0.25/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $0.71

Folgers Classic or Decaf Coffee - $2.25
$0.50/1 from 12/6 RP for Decaf
$0.25/1 from 12/6 RP for any
Final Price: as low as $1.75

Chex Mix - 2 for $3.00
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon (if variety is included)
$0.50/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: 2 for $2.00 or $1.00 each

Wheat Thins - 2 for $5.00
$1.00/1 Printable Coupon (become a fan)
Final Price: 2 for $3.00 or $1.50 each

Ritz Crackers - 2 for $5.00
$2.00/2 Printable Coupon (IE)
$2.00/2 Printable Coupon (FF)
Final Price: 2 for $3.00 or $1.50 each

Betty Crocker Warm Delights - 3 for $5.00
$1.00/2 Printable Coupon
$0.50/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price: 3 for $3.50 or $1.16 each

Cascade Gel or Powder - $2.99
$0.50/1 from 12/27 PG
Final Price: $2.49

Soft Scrub - $2.25 each
$0.50/1 from 1/10 RP
Final Price: $1.75 each

Febreze Fabric Refresher - $4.99
BOGO coupon from 1/17 PG
Final Price: two for $4.99 or $2.50 each



Don't forget to have your Green Bag Tag scanned at each visit, you'll earn $1.00 ECB for every 4th trip to CVS!


Thanks to iheartcvs for posting this weeks ad!

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Coupon Insert Preview - 1/17/10

>> Thursday, January 14, 2010

Look out for two inserts in this Sunday's paper, SmartSource and P&G. For details on the coupons in each, check out the Sunday Coupon Preview.

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Saturday Savings Summary - 1/9/10

>> Saturday, January 9, 2010

We had a very light shopping week this week. It was a little refreshing to have light week, after coming off a week of illness and also having daddy off work for the week. We enjoyed a nice week of family time.

For the shopping that I did do, I got good deals, but did not have a chance to take any pictures. Here is the breakdown.

First was CVS, I went in with $17.50 in ECBs, and a very short shopping list. I got:

1 lightbulb
2 cans of aquafresh iso-active toothpaste

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $16.72
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$15.00
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $1.72
Received: $2.00 ECBs
90% Savings!


Then I made my traditional Wednesday stop at Rainbow. There I picked up:
2 boxes of bagel bites
1 can aquafresh iso-active toothpaste
2 four packs of yopliat delights
1 pork roast
1 ziploc vacuum starter kit
1 box ziploc vaccum bags

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $34.61
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$28.46
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $6.15
82% Savings!

After Rainbow, I went across the street to Cub Foods and picked up:
20 cups of Yopliat Thick & Creamy

Total Value of All Items (before sales or coupons): $14.80
Total Discounts from sales and coupons: -$10.80
Total Out Of Pocket Expense: $4.00
73% Savings!


That was it for this week. I was able to make a few of the items on my menu for January, but now am not shooting for a freezer cooking day as much as I am hoping to just make each item in bulk as the week goes on. Looking forward to next month. Let's hope all the cold and flu bugs are done for us this year!

This Week's Spending: $11.87 (for items valuing $66.13)
This Week's Savings: $54.26
Percentage of Savings: 82%

What great savings did you have this week?

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$1.00 off Mocha at Caribou Coffee

>> Friday, January 8, 2010


A good coupon makes a comeback! Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 any medium or large mocha at Caribou Coffee. Good through 1/31/2010.

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FREE Downy Wrinkle Releaser and other Laundry Coupons

>> Thursday, January 7, 2010

No price is better than FREE, right? Stop over here to print your coupon good for one FREE travel size bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

Then visit this page to get $11.00 in other laundry coupons, which you can either print or have mailed to you.

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