Saturday, July 31, 2010

8/1 Coupon Inserts

What an awesome weekend for some of you that are just starting out!! This weekends paper will have FOUR inserts in it!! 1 Smart Source, 2 Red Plum and a P&G!! It is also awesome for those of us that aren't just starting, but So be sure that you are buying your newspaper(s) this weekend! There are already some great coupons in the paper this weekend! Be sure to try and find the cheapest place to buy your papers!

For me this weekend the papers are well worth it. I spent a total of .98 for 5 papers (local) so far and I already saved $20 with those five papers. I am telling you it is WELL worth the investment.

The .50 Crest coupons are in this weekend's P&G also, so that means for those of us with a Kroger more free toothpaste...There's another $1 savings per paper. I'm telling you guys you will save SO MUCH MONEY!!!

Have fun everyone!!

Gillette Razors at Kroger

I put this in my transactions, but I wanted to give it it's own post. There were a TON of Gillette Fusion razors marked down at my Kroger today. There was a $4 coupon expiring today AND there is a $4 coupon in this weekends P&G!!! Be on the look out for these!

They had the Gillette Fusion Gamer razor for $4.19 and the Gillette Fusion Power razor for $4.69!!
I picked up only the Gamers today, but tomorrow when I buy my Tribunes I will be going right next door to Kroger after I sit in my car and cut out the and buying more if they have them!!

So if you look at it for every newspaper I buy this weekend I am saving $4 each right off the bat!!

Kroger Trip 7/31 #2

I broke my trips up today, because I didn't want to overwhelm the cashiers AND I was hoping to keep the tax lower..yeah Well after I saw the Gillette razors on Manager's special I was sitting out in my car before I did this one cutting all of the $4 Gillette razor coupons out of this weekends P&G rofl. The items that are part of the P&G sale will have * by them and the $1 already off of the price. Here's what I got:

5 Gillette Fusion Gamer razors $4.19 ea - (5) $4 q's = .19 (there were still a TON left!!)

2 Gillette Body Wash $1.99* - $2 q & bogo q (this cashier took $4.29 off!!) = free + $2.31 overage!

1 Febreze Air Effects $1.50* - $1 q & $1 e coupon = free + .50 overage

1 Suave Professionals Shampoo & Conditioner in one $1.99 - free q = free

1 Dawn Dish Soap $1.49 - .25 q doubled & .50 e coupon= .49

5 Olay 2pk bar soap $1* - (5) $1 q's & $1.50 e coupon = free + $1.50 overage

1 Febreze Warmer $3.09 - $3 q = .09 (this coupon is in this weekends paper!)

Total: $.86 ($3.35 tax!!!!) I didn't even realize the coupons would cut into the tax!!!

Total savings: $57.02 or 104% woooooohoooooo :)

Kroger Trip 7/31 #1

I had to go to Kroger today there were a TON of coupons expiring today that went along with the P&G sale. The way the P&G sale works, is you buy 4 participating items and you get $4 off. So the prices below are after the $1 is taken off. I will put a * by the P&G sale items. Here's what I got:

4 Olay Regenerist Cleanser $4.58* -(4) $3q = $1.58

1 Olay Regenerist Cleanser $6.64* (I grabbed the wrong one..*sigh*) - $5 q = $1.64

5 Various Olay Cleansers $4.58* - buy cleanser get one free q's = free +$5 overage (due to them still taking $1 off for P&G sale)

2 Gillette Fusion Gamer Razors $4.19 (manager's special!!) -(2) $4 q = .19

2 Gillette Body Wash $1.99*- $2 q & bogo q (-$2.99) = free + $1.01 overage

1 Pampers Wipes $2.17 - $2 q = .17

2 Crest toothpaste $1 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

1 Safeguard Hand Soap $1 - .50 q doubled & .50 e coupon = free + .50 overage

1 Tidy Cat Litter $2.75 - $1 q = $1.75

1 Hartz Cat Flea Collar $3.99 - $1 q = $1.99

Used $5 Catalina

=$7.82 (6.08 is tax) my goodness I wish I didn't have to pay tax!! LOL

Total Savings: $98.82 or 98% PLUS the Olay qualifies for the $20 rebate!!! (and maybe the $10 I have to look) So either way this is a big money maker!!

Walgreens Trip 7/31

Well I had a $5 RR that was expiring tomorrow. Since I probably won't have a chance to get to Walgreens tomorrow (see last post lol) I decided to just go there and use it today. I decided to buy mostly newspapers with it. My local paper didn't even have a Smart Source again, but it has the P&G and that is all that matters to me!! :) Here's what I got:

4 Newspapers .75 ea

1 Paper Mate 30 pk Mechanical pencils .99 (the regular price for these is over $8!!)

1 Crayola colored pencils 12 pk .99 (w/in ad q)

1 Folder .09 (needed a filler I was .02 short)

- $5 RR
=$.23 (.16 is tax)
Total Savings: $15.70

My Major Mess Up

Well I just had to share with everyone my big mess up I did. As some of you know I was ticked off at my landlord not to long ago (still am, but that's neither here nor there lol). Well I decided I was going to mail the rent this month instead of bring it down. So I mailed it a couple of days ago. Well today out of the blue I was thinking about the bank accounts (I have weird random we have 3 different ones. One is our main local bank, one is our old one that we hardly ever use and then the ChaCha one. Well I realized today that I wrote the rent check with the account that we never use. It has like $11 in it!! So I called the landlord and asked if she deposited it yet...she did..yesterday. AHHHHH!!! To make it even worse the closest branch of the bank is 1.5 hours away. Luckily they are open tomorrow so we will be driving 1.5 hours JUST to deposit the money. I'm so bummed, because I signed up for a shift tomorrow and there are SO many stores around that bank..I mean the bank is IN a Meijer's!! That really sucks! So I will have to just drive there and back 3 hours round trip for my stupid mistake. :( I know you guys probably don't care, but I just thought I would

Monday, July 26, 2010

Differences in coupons by Newspaper

Ok just to show you guys how inserts can vary by newspaper I decided to show you what coupons came in my local paper and how many came in the paper from the big city (Chicago Tribune). All of the coupons listed came in the Tribune. The ones in red are the ones that came in the local paper.

Smart Source~Didn't even come in my local paper!! (WTH!!)

Red Plum

$1/2 Snickers or Twix brand Ice Cream Miniatures
$2 L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base
$2 Visible Lift or ANY L'Oreal make up
$2 ANY L'Oreal Paris Csometic
$2 ANY shade of L'Oreal Preference or Root Rescue
$1 ANY Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner
$1 ANY L'Oreal Skincare product
$3 Collagen Micro-Pulse Eye
$1 Pedigree Good Bites
BOGO Right Guard or Dry Idea
$.55/3 Renuzit
$2 ANY Renuzit Cystal Elements Air Freshening Crystals
$1/2 Temptations Naturals Cat Treats
$1/2 Temptations (other kinds lol)
$1 ANY Nature's Bounty
$2 ANY Cheer Bright Clean
$3/2 various Venus Disposables
$4/2 various Venus Disposables
$1.50 ANY The Goodlife Recipe for cats
$3 ANY Acne Free Kit
$1 ANY Acne Free non-kit product
$2 ANY Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener
$.40/6 Dannon
$1 M&M's Pretzel 9.9 oz or larger
$3 ANY Thermacare 2pk or larger
$1 One A Day vitamin
$2 Flintstones Vitamins
$3 wyb BOTH Flintstones & One A day
$1/2 Raisin Bran
$.50 Luigi's Italian Ice
$.75 Minute Maid Frozen Novelty
BOGO 1L Ice Mountain
$1/2 Effo or Cinnabon Frozen products
$1/2 Special K cereal
$1/2 Special K protein products
$3 Nivea Happy Sensation Body lotion
Buy 2 Nivea for Women Body Wash Get Nivea for Men Body Wash free
$1 Nivea for Men Body Wash
$1 Betty Crocker Brownie Toppers
$1 ANY Plus White product

So now you see how they can vary. The fronts all look the same, but the insides are completely different!!! So be sure if it is possible that you buy your papers from the biggest city near you. The local paper is .75 here and I get the Tribune for $1 so for .25 difference I get a lot more coupons!! I hope everyone got at least one paper this weekend and are ready to start saving up your coupons to start saving on your stuff!! :)

Kroger Trip 7/26 #2

Here's my second transaction today. I remembered all my coupons for this Prices work the same way as last post. Here's what I got:

2 Ivory Body Wash $1.00 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

2 Lady Speedstick .88 ea - (2) .50 q's doubled = free + .12 overage ea

2 Crest Toothpaste .$1.00 ea - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

2 Coffemate Creamer boxes $1.03 - (2) .50 q's doubled = .03 ea

2 Softsoap Hand Soaps $1.00* - (2) .35 q's doubled = .30 ea

1 Pampers Wipes $2.17 - $2 q = .17

1 Del Monte Fruit tubes $1.49* - $1 q = .49

2 SpaghettiO's .49* ea - .50/2 q doubled = free

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.88* ea - (2) $1/2 q's = $1.38 ea

1 Philly Cream Cheese .99* - $1 q = free

- $5 cat

Total: $2.48 (.67 is tax) Got $5 cat

Total savings: $40.85 or 95% savings!!

Kroger Trip 7/26 #1

Ran to pick up some more things. The Mega Sale prices I list are after the Mega Sale is taken off. I will put a * by the mega items. I totally messed up this order. I forgot to use my $5 cat AND my cheese coupons. *gasp* I know...but I dealt with it. lol Here's what I got:

1 Tombstone pizza $1.99* - $2 q = free

2 Ivory Body Wash $1.00- (2) .50q's doubled = free

2 Crest toothpaste $1.00 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

2 Lady Speedstick $.88 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free + .12 overage ea

2 Mountain Dew 2L's .79*ea got 1 free w/coupon= .79

2 Keebler cookies $1.49* (no q)

5 Mentos gum .50 - (5) .55 q's = free + .05 overage ea

1 Doritos $1.99 (no q)

2 SpaghettiO's .49* ea - .50/2 doubled = free

1 Philly Cream Cheese .99* - $1 q = free

1 Kraft Miracle Whip $1.69 - $1 q = .69

4 Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.88*ea (no q's used) :(

2 Del Monte Fruit Cups $1.49 - (2) $1 q's = .49 ea

1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Mac & Cheese $2.99 - free q= free

Total: $14.31 (got $5 cat)

Total Savings: $51.42 78%savings

Saturday, July 24, 2010

7/25 Coupon Inserts

I just wanted to let everyone know there should be two inserts in your paper tomorrow. The Red Plum and the Smart Source. BUT there is one thing that comes in your newspaper that you may just throw away...but you shouldn't! The Parade Magazine actually has coupons in it sometimes! This weekend is one of those times. I know some areas don't get the Parade, but you get other types of these magazines. Be sure to always check them before you throw them away. The same goes for any kind of magazine you get. Look for coupons! You never know where you will find them!

Here are the coupons in this weekends:

$1.00 off any one Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser (excludes Trial size) exp 8/31/10

$3.00 off any Bausch & Lomb Soothe eye drops exp 9/30/10

$.50 off any Walgreens brand over the counter medication exp 7/31/10

Remember coupons can be regional. Which means you may get different coupons in yours than is in mine or they may be different values. I saw on another site that someone had a $2 off Celsius coupon in their Parade, but it is not in mine.

Filing Method example

Alright I just wanted to show a picture of what I meant for the filing method I described in a previous post. This is a very simple method for people that don't have a lot of time or just want to get the posted deals. All you do is write the date and type of insert on a manila folder (or whatever you want) and file it away. Now you can wait until you see a deal posted on a website or you can use a coupon database such as to find out what insert a coupon you need is in.

As you can see from my example that is the Smart Source from May 9 2010. So if I was on a site and I saw a coupon from 5/9 SS I would know to pull out that folder and cut the coupon out. I included a picture of the actual insert side. I know you can't read it, but the date is on there in real tiny writing if you ever find one you didn't file.

I hope the pictures help! :)

Walgreen coupon examples

Alright I already showed you what the Walgreens register rewards look like, but there are other kinds of Walgreen coupons also. These are a picture of the actual Walgreens ad and the Walgreens monthly coupon book. At the bottom of the ad you can see what the in ad coupons look like. The nice thing about Walgreens is you can stack coupons. You can use an in ad coupon, a walgreens coupon book coupon AND a manufacturer's coupon all together on ONE item!! That doesn't happen that often, but when it does you can. Here is an example of how you can stack the coupons.

You see the in ad coupon that makes the Dawn dish soap $.99 ea. Well there is a $.25 manufacturer's coupon. So when you use both of them together it makes the Dawn $.74

The nice thing with Walgreens coupons is you only need ONE Walgreens coupon per order. Even if you bought 3 Dawn dish soap for example you would need 1 of the in ad coupons, but 3 of the manufacturers coupons.

I hope that helps. Remember if you have any questions email me or leave a comment!!

Coupon examples

Alright these are some pictures of the various kinds of coupons you can find in your store while you are shopping. So be sure to keep an eye out while you are shopping. You never know when you will come across a great coupon! Even if there isn't a good deal for it right now pick it up! Save it for a sale!

1. Tearpad coupon~these coupons are on a pad. These can be anywhere..on a shelf, display etc.

2. Peelie~These coupons will be on the product themselves. These are technically meant to be used for that product when you buy it. Some people will go and take all of them off when they see them. I don't do this, but I will keep my opinions to myself on that issue. If you want to do it that is up to you. Sometimes you will have these on hand if you bought the item, but you had a better coupon then the peelie. That is how I usually have them.

3. Blinkie coupon~these are the coupons that are in those black machines with the red blinking light. The ones where you take one and then another automatically comes out.

Now sometimes you will need the coupons right when you see them. Like the blinkie I used 2 of them tonight when I found them for the Kraft cheese. I usually pick up the ones I see and then just add them to my binder when I get home.

Catalina coupons

Alright more picture examples. These are pictures of the coupons that come out of the catalina machines next to the cash registers. These are just so you can see what I mean when I reference them. I will explain them from top to bottom.

1. Walgreens Register Reward~these will print out at the end after you pay. Register rewards are very confusing. I will have to make a separate post just for these! The main things to remember with these is if 1. you purchase the same item you got the register reward for another will NOT print. 2. You can only do one per transaction to get the register reward. So let's say if you buy toothpaste and it gives a register reward, if you buy 2 toothpastes in one order you will only get 1 register reward. I will explain these more later.

2. Catalina coupon~these usually print while your items are being rung up. These are usually just random coupons you will get for purchasing certain items. Sometimes it will be from a competitor company and sometimes it will be from the same company. These are manufacturer coupons so they cannot be stacked.

3. Catalina or OYNO(on your next order)~These are the coupons from the catalina deals I mentioned in a previous post. These are for buying certain items you get a coupon for money off of your next order. They can be used on anything you want or you can use them to roll and keep getting more. For instance this one is from the Kraft deal. So I can go buy more Kraft cheese and use this coupon to get $5 off the order and another $5 coupon will print at the end.

Newspaper Insert Examples

Alright I know some people are visual learners (myself included) so since I can't just come over to your house and show you things I decided to take some pictures of the things I have all that way when I talk about them you will know what I mean. This post is for the newspaper inserts. As I mentioned before there are four different kinds of inserts you can receive in your newspapers. Smart Source (SS), Red Plum (RP), Proctor & Gamble (P&G) and General Mills (GM). The Smart Source and the Red Plum are the most common ones. For instance this weekend you should have one of each (RP &SS) in your Sunday paper.

So with the picture above left to right top to bottom you have the P&G insert then the General Mills then Red Plum and last Smart source.

I hope that helped! :)

Kroger Trip 7/24

I went over to Kroger to start stocking up on cheese :) I only did one trip tonight, but tomorrow I am going to do some more to roll the cats. The prices are after the mega sale is taken off. I will put a * by the mega sale items. Here's what I got:

2 Dannon Activia Yogurt $1.65* - (2) $1 q's = .65 ea

4 various Kraft shredded Cheese $1.88* - (2) $1/2 q's = $1.38 ea (catalina deal)

2 Tombstone Pizzas $1.99* - (2) $2 q's = free

2 Sargento Sliced cheese $1.88* - (2) .50 q's doubled = .88 ea

1 Kraft Mayo $1.69* - $1 q= .69

2 Mtn Dew 2L's .79* - free wyb Tombstone & Doritos = free

2 Diet Cherry Pepsi 2L's .79* (no q's)

4 cans of SpaghettiO's .49* - (2) .50/2 q's doubled = free

1 Philly Cream Cheese tub .99* - $1 q = free

2 Doritos $1.99

2 Plain M&M's .50 ea (no q)

2 Peanut M&M's .50 ea (no q)

4 Pretzel M&M's .85 ea - free wyb m&m's = free

1 Safeguard Hand Soap $1 - .50 q doubled + .50 eq = free + .50 overage

2 Fritos $1.68 (no q)

2 Hormel Pepperoni 2/$6 (no q)

4 Butterfinger Wafers 2/$1 - (2) $1/2 q's = free

2 Butterfingers 2/$1 - $1/2 q = free

2 Crest toothpaste $1 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

1 Fresh Selections salad $1 - .50 q doubled = free

2 Ivory Body wash $1 - (2) .50 q's doubled & .50 eq = free + .50 overage

1 Kellogg's Mini Wheats $1.77 - $1 q = .77

1 Lays Potato Chips $1.99 (no q)

1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies $1.77 - $1q = .77

2 Maxwell House coffee $2.85 - (2) $1 q's = $1.85 ea

1 Kroger coffee creamer $1.99 (no q)

1 Kroger value sugar $1.93 (no q)

Total: $29.45 (.83 is tax) got $5 cat and free Redbox code

Total savings:$88.57 That is 75% savings!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coupon Abbreviations & Terms

Alright a lot of couponing sites use abbreviations. I am going to try to remember them so it won't just look like These are a few I use. Every site you go to should have a more extensive list if you need it.

cat=catalina (coupon that prints out from the machine by the register)
SS=Smart Source
RP=Red Plum
GM=General Mills
RR=Register Reward
B1G1 or BOGO= Buy one get one
FAR=Free After Rebate
MIR=Mail In Rebate
OOP=Out Of Pocket
WYB=When You Buy
YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary (it worked for me, but it may not work everywhere)
TMF=Try Me Free
Peelie= those coupons on products like a sticker
Blinkie=the coupons that come out of the little machines at the grocery store with the blinking red light
Tearpad=the coupons you find around stores, grocery stores etc that are on pads where you can just rip the coupons off.
ECB=Extra Care Bucks

If you think of anymore leave a comment. It's late and I'm If I put anything you don't understand be sure to ask!! You can always email me!

Couponing Starting Out

Alright I figured one of the ways to post some tips is to list some questions and answers. If you have any other questions be sure to post in the comments. One thing you should do when you are starting out is to make a junk mail email. When you are signing up for freebies, printing coupons etc they will ask for your email. You don't want to overload your regular email with all of the junk! It is a good idea to always sign up for the newsletters etc though, because they will email you printable coupons!! Ok on to the questions.

How do I get coupons?

The first and best way to get coupons is to buy the Sunday paper. It is suggested to buy as many papers as there are people in your household. This is completely up to you though. It all depends on if you want to have a stockpile or just pick up a few deals. The more coupons you have the more things you get. Be sure to find the place with the best deal for the newspaper (here we have The Dollar Tree. The Chicago Tribune is only $1.00 there.) Buy the paper from the biggest city in your area. All sunday coupons are not the same. Different papers get different coupons and the paper from the larger city will have the best coupons. It is so worth it to buy the newspaper!! You will make back the investment over and over.

How do I organize the coupons?

There are so many different ways to organize them. You have to find the method that is best for you. I am sure that you will change your method as you go. Most people start out with an accordion coupon holder. Here are the two most popular methods:

Binder Method~I will try to explain this the best way. With this method you take a three ring binder, baseball card plastic holders, dividers etc. You can customize it to your liking. This is the method I use. You can choose whatever categories work for you. Then you put the plastic baseball holder pages in between the dividers. File each coupon into the pockets. The way this works best is because when you are at the store with your binder and you come across an unpublished deal you will have your coupons with you. They are easy to find this way also. Check out pictures of mine here.

Filing Method~This is a great way to do it if you don't have a lot of time for cutting and organizing. With this method you will definitely need to use online sites and/or a coupon database. The way this works is when you get your Sunday paper you take out your inserts and place them into a file folder. Write the date on the folder. You can separate the inserts or just put them all in the folder together. Then when you are on a site and they are listing the deals almost all of them will post the date and type of insert the coupon came from and you can just go into your file and cut the coupon out.

What kinds of inserts are there?

The Sunday paper will include any or all of the following inserts: Smart Source(SS), Red Plum(RP), General Mills(GM) or P&G. Most Sundays you will have one Smart Source and one Red Plum. Every weekend is different though. You can find a coupon preview for 2010 here. Here is an example of a current deal:

Revlon Nail Clippers $1.42

Use the $1/1 coupon from the 7/18 SS
Final cost only $0.42!

So if you are doing the binder method you would go under whatever category you would place nail clippers and pull out your coupon. If you are using the filing method you would open your July 18th folder and cut the coupon out of the Smart Source.

There are so many other tips, but I don't want to overwhelm in one post. If you have any questions you would like answered..leave a comment!

Couponing Tips

There are a few lovely ladies from work who want to learn how we do this so I am going to be posting some tips and information for all the Coupon Queens in Training :) When I post the tips if you have anything to add or any questions please post them in the comments. I'm going to be posting them all throughout the night and the following days. I figured it is easier to post it on here then to email everyone! lol That is a lot of typing and frankly I am Plus they will be here for anyone who may stumble upon us. :) This one I am just going to post some of the websites I use.

Hip2Save~This is a blog where a ton of deals and freebies are posted daily. Lots of great information.

Afullcup~This is my favorite place of all for couponing. The reason this is my favorite is it is just a site FULL of information on anything and everything! You could spend days reading! Plus it is a forum type site where everyone can post the deals they find! There are shopping lists, coupon much!

SaveMomsWay~This is Jackie's course it's one of my favorites :)

Some coupon printing sites: of printable coupons...changes daily

E coupons
These are coupons that are added to your shoppers rewards cards. These can be stacked with paper coupons. The bad thing with these is you can never be sure they will come off. So I always load them and just consider them a bonus if they come off.




Current Kroger Catalina Deals

Here are some of the Kroger Catalina Deals running right now. A few of these coincide with the Mega Sale for some great deals!! Thanks to AFC for the full list and dates!! If you aren't familiar with how these work they are coupons that will print out of the catalina machine next to the register. They will be for money off of your next order. You can use these to buy anything you don't have to roll the deals. Be sure to check out the Kroger Match Ups post to see some of the deals these run along with!

Campbell's tomato juice
between 7/12/10 to 8/08/10

buy 2 get $2.00 ONYO


Capri Sun 100 percent juice
between 7/12/10 to 8/08/10

buy 2 get $2.00 ONYO

Dannon Dan-o-nino 6 packs
between 7/12-8/8/10

Buy 2 get $1.00 OYNO (.50 off each when rolled)
Buy 3 get $1.50 OYNO (.50 off each when rolled)
Buy 4 or more get $2.00 OYNO (.50 off each when rolled)

General Mills Cereals
between 7/12/10 and 8/8/10

Buy 4 boxes get $4 OYNO (1.00 off each when rolled)

These cereals included
Chocolate Cheerios 11.25 oz
Cinnamon Toast Crunch 11.8 oz
Cookie Crisp 11.25 oz
FiberOne 11.1 oz or 16.2 oz
FiberOne Honey Cluster 14.25 oz
Golden Grahams 12 oz
Honey Nut Chex 13.8 oz
Lucky Charms 16 oz
Multi Grain Cheerios 16.2 oz
Total 10.6 oz 18.25 oz
Trix 10.7 oz
Wheaties Fuel 17.1 oz

Gerber Beverage
between 7/16/10 - 8/8/10

Spend $5 - $9.99 get $1 OYNO
Spend $10 - $14.99 get $2 OYNO
Spend $15 or more & get $3 OYNO

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Kraft cheese and dairy products, 6 oz or larger
between 7/19 and 8/15

Buy 5 or more, get $5 OYNO
PLUS for each shopping order, Kraft will donate 5 meals to Feeding America!!

6 oz or loarger only unless otherwise specified

Kraft singles
Kraft parm cheese
Kraft Natural cheese chunks, shredded, crumles 5oz +
Kraft String um cheese
Kraft Cracker cuts
Kraft Deluxe deli
Kraft Philly cream cheese
Cracker barrell 5 oz +
Cheez whiz
Breakstones sour cream16 oz+
Breakstones cottage cheese 16+
Knudsen sour cream
Knudsen cottage cheese

Lean Cuisine single Serve Entrees (5-15.5 oz)
Between 7/12/10 and 8/8/10

Buy 5-7 get $3.00 OYNO
Buy 8 or more and get $4 OYNO

Maxwell House Instant Coffee Packages 7 oz. or larger
between 7/12/10 and 8/8/10

Buy 2 get $1.00 on a future order with coupon

Minute Maid Fridge Packs -
between June 25 - July 18

Buy 2 get $1 off OYNO (.50 off each when rolled)
Buy 3 get $2 off OYNO (.67 off each when rolled)
Buy 4 get $3 off OYNO (.75 off each when rolled)

School Supplies - (Papermate,BIC,Expo,Mead,Avery,Sharpie,Crayola,Planahead,Five Star & Carolinapad)
between July 11 - Aug 21

Spend $10 get $2
Spend $20 or more get $4

Scrubbing bubbles (even Fantastik)
between 7/12/10 to 8/08/10

buy 2 get $2.00 ONYO

Kroger Mega Sale Match Ups

I thought I would post a few of the good deals I see at Kroger this week. Keep in mind I am in the Central region of Kroger. If you are in a different region your sales may be different and your prices may be different. I am not listing everything included in the mega sale. Just some of the real cheap or free items. To see your ad online go here. Also keep in mind I am doing matchups with the coupons I have. You may have different coupons. I will do a separate post explaining the catalina deals. I will post what items have them.

Non Mega Sale Deals

These items are part of a 4 day only sale good 7/22-7/25:

Doritos $1.99 (good to use if you have the tearpad free Mountain Dew wyb Doritos &Tombstone)

Kroger Deluxe or Turkey Hill Ice Cream $1.88

Fritos Select Varieties 9.25-9.75 oz $1.68

Powerade .79

Ragu Pasta Sauce Traditional or Meat 26-30 oz $1.00 I saw .50/1 q's on Ebay which would make these free!!

Lays Potato Chips $1.99

Regular Sales for 7/22-7/28:

Kroger Large eggs .88

Michelina's Entrees .88 use $1/5 q =.68 ea wyb 5

Hot Pocket Singles .88

Mrs. Freshley's Snack Cakes .88

Kroger Salad Dressing .88

Head Lettuce :) .88

Kroger Tender Twist Bread .88

Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick & Teen Spirit deodorant .88

Kellogg's Cereal(select varieties) $1.77 - $1q = .77 ea

Crayola Crayons 24ct .25 Catalina Deal

Paper Mate Write bros. Pens 3/$1.00 Catalina Deal

Oxford Portfolio 2 pocket .15

Crayola Classic Markers 10 ct $1.00 (select varieties) Catalina Deal

Crest Toothpaste $1.00 use .50 q = free

Oral B Indicator Tooth brush $1.00 use $2/2 q = 2 free

Kraft Singles select varieties 10.7-12oz $1.79 Catalina Deal

Butterfinger candy bars 2/$1 - $1/2 tearpad = 2 free (check your gas stations)

Fresh Selections Salad $1.00 - $1 or .50 Kroger Mailers = free

For the Mega Sale you must buy 10 participating items. You can mix & match, but you have to have 10 to get the $5.00 off. This will be taken off at the end. The prices I list will be the prices AFTER the .50 has been taken off.

Pepsi Soft Drinks Select Varieties 2L's .79 - $1/2 q = .29 ea
(if you have the tearpad I listed above w/doritos Mtn Dew will be free)

Gatorade or G2 select Varieties 32 oz .49 - $1/2 q = free (there are also eq's avail)

Lean Cuisine Entree select varieties $1.88 -$1/5 q = $1.68 ea wyb 5 Catalina Deal

SpaghettiO's .49 - .50/2 printable = 2 free

Tombstone Pizza $1.99 - $2 printable = free (remember tearpad also)

Kraft easy Mac cups .49 use .55/2 tearpad (only cheesy explosion)=.22 ea wyb 2

Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo $1.69 - $1.00 printable = .69 ea

Kraft cheese $1.88 (various coupons out there..I have Catalina Deal

Sargento Cheese $1.88 - .50/1 q = .88

Del Monte Fruit Chillers $1.49 - $1 q = .49

Philadelphia Cream Cheese .99 - $1 printable = free Catalina Deal

Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap $1.00 - .50 printable = free (no longer available, so only good if you already printed it..sorry)

Motrin PM 20ct $2.50 - $3.00q= free +.50 overage!!

Well those are a few of the good ones! I hope it helps!

Kroger Trip 7/21

I am loving the Mega Sale! There are some great coupons to match up with the deals! I will put a * by the items that are part of the Mega Sale again. The prices I show will be the prices after the $5 is taken off for each of the 10 items, so .50 each. Here's what I got:

6 Oral B Indicator Toothbrushes $1.00 ea - (3) $2/2 coupons= free

2 Ivory Body Wash $1 ea - (2) .50 q's doubled= free

1 Wonka Chocolate Bar $2.29 - $2 cat= .29

2 Crest toothpaste $1.00 - (2) .50 q's doubled = free

2 Coffeemate Creamer packets $1.03 ea - (2) .50 q's doubled= .03 ea

4 Butterfinger Candy bars .50 - (2) $1/2 q's = free

2 Butterfinger wafer bars .50 - $1/2 q= free

1 Kroger Value wheat bread .74 (no q)

1 Doritos $1.99

4 SpaghettiO's .49* ea - (2) .50/2 q's doubled = free

2 Softsoap $1.00* - (1) .50/1 q doubled = 1 free (they would only use 1 of the coupons..??)

2 Sargento Sliced Cheese $1.88* ea - (2) .50 q's doubled = .88 ea

1 Tombstone Pizza $1.99* - $2 q= free

1 Mountain Dew 2L .79* used buy Tombstone & Doritos get Mtn Dew Free q (took off $1.75!)
~That makes my total for the Tombstone, Doritos & Mtn Dew $1.02!!!

Total= $6.09 ($1.26 is tax)
Total Savings: $56.42 or 92%

Walgreens 7/18

I read about the Dr. Scholl's deal on Hip2save Sunday and had to run over and try it out. If only I was as quick to post what I have to quit being such a slacker! :) Here's what I got:

2 Bic Brite Liner 5pk Highlighters .49 ea

2 Dr. Scholl Arch Support Inserts $7.79 ea- (2) $2 printables & $5 wags q (takes off $10)= .79 ea (get $5RR)

3 Pilot 2pk pens (red,blue & black) $1.19 - $1 wags coupon (takes $1 off for each)= .19 ea

2 One Subject Penway notebooks .29 ea


=$2.26 ($1.55 is tax) got $5RR!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kroger Trip 7/17/10

Kroger is having a Mega Deal this week!! There are a bunch of great deals! Of course when I went tonight most of them were all gone, but what can you do. To do the Mega Deal you buy 10 participating items and $5.00 comes off at the end. So it is .50 off each item. I am going to list the prices with the .50 already applied. I will put a * next to the mega sale items.

Here's what I got:

1 Ore Ida French Fry $2.29* - $1 q(Kroger mailer) & $1 ecoupon = .29

1 Private Selections Moosetracks Ice Cream $1.97* - .75q(Kroger mailer)= $1.22

2 Tombstone Pizzas $1.99ea* - (2) $2.00 printables= free

1 Mountain Dew 2L .79*

1 Cherry Pepsi 2L .79*

2 Kraft Mayo $1.69*- (2) $1.00 printables= .69ea

2 Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $2.49 ea - $3/2 printable & $2/2 ecoupon=free

2 Ivory Bar soap 3 pk $1.29 ea - (2) .50q's doubled & .50 ecoupon=free

2 Motrin PM 20ct $2.49* - (2) $3 q's = free

1 Kroger Tortilla Chips $1.00

1 Dole Salad $1.29 - $1.00 printable = .29

2 Purina Kitten Chow pouches $2.07 - (2) free q's = free

Total: $6.73 ($1.01 is tax)

Total Savings= $53.89

Walgreens Trip 7/17/10

Walgreens hasn't been great the past couple of weeks. I haven't went much. I had a $5 RR expiring today, so I had to run there. Here's what I got:

1 Celsius Green Tea 4 pk $4.99 - $3 q = $1.99 (get $3RR)

2 Nabisco Chips Ahoy 3 oz pkg 2/$1

2 Oreo Cakesters 3 pk 2/$1

1 Always Panti Liner 40 pk $4.39 - Free Cat = Free

1 Charmin TP 6 pk $2.99(w/in ad q) - $1 q = $1.99


Total= $1.92 (.94 is tax) Got $3RR

Total Savings: $20.25

Kmart trip 7/9/10

Here's what I got:

1 Rimmel Eye $2.39 - $1 q = .39

1 Rimmel Lip $2.09 - $1 q = .09

1 Pantene Conditioner $3.50 - $2 q = free

2 Oral B tooth brushes $3.50 ea - (2) $2 q's = free

Total: $1.27 (.72 is tax)

Kmart Trip 7/7/10

Wow I've really been slacking lately! I know doubles is way over, but I am going to post the other two trips I did. Sorry the picture is so blurry!!

Here's what I got:

1 LaCrosse tweezer $2.49 - $1 q = .49

2 Rimmel Lip Gel $2 ea - (2) $1 q's = 2 free

1 Pantene Conditioner $3.50 - $2 q = free

1 Pantene Shampoo $3.50 - $2 q = free

Total = $1.05 (.56 is tax)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kmart Doubles Deals

I've been looking around to find some of the deals. Remember your prices may vary. I know some of the deals I've seen online when I checked my store the prices were higher on some. Here's a few:

Clearasil Pimple Blocker Pen $3.49 - $2 printable coupon = free (to get the coupon, click on "save now" and then "personal care")

Gillette Body Wash 12.2 oz $4.59 (1 variety at my store was $4.49) - $2q = .49 or .59 ea

Gillette Deodorant $4.49 - $2q= .49 ea

Nivea Lip Care $2.69 - $2/2 printable coupon = .69 ea

Oral B Crossaction Toothbrush $3.99
Oral B Advantage Toothbrush $2.79-$3.29

-$2q = free

Rolaids 4 roll $1.79 - $4/2 q or $1 q = free

There is a Catalina deal going right now also. If you buy $35 worth of P&G products you get a $10 Catalina good for your next purchase. Here's a few deals she has:

Deal Scenario #1:
Buy 5 Crest Rinse, 1L $4.99 each = $24.95
Buy 4 Oral B Advantage Toothbrushes $2.99 each = $11.96
Total = $36.91
Use 5 $2/1 coupons from the 6/6 PG (hand these over first and they will all double for a total of $20 off)
Use 4 $2/1 coupons from the 7/4 PG (will deduct $8– these won’t double since the limit is 5 per day)
Pay $8.91
Get back a $10 Catalina coupon
Final cost FREE + a $1.09 moneymaker

Deal Scenario #2:

Buy 2 Gillette Body Wash, 12.2 oz $4.59 = $9.18
Buy 3 Gillette Men’s Deodorant $4.49 = $13.47
Buy 4 Old Spice Body Wash $3.50 = $14
Total = $36.65
Use 5 $2/1 Gillette Body Wash or Deodorant coupons from the 7/4 PG (these will double and deduct $20)
Plus, use 2 buy one get one free Old Spice Body Wash coupons from the 6/6 or 7/4 PG (deduct $7)
Finally use the $1/2 Old Spice Deodorant or Body Wash coupon from the 6/6 or 7/4 PG
Pay $8.65
Get back a $10 Catalina coupon
Final cost FREE + a $1.35 moneymaker!

Thanks The Krazy Coupon Lady (There is a huge list of Kmart double deals at her site) and Hip2Save

Kmart Doubles Trip 7/5

Well there's not a whole lot there with it only being Health & Beauty items, but I was able to find some freebies. :) I only did one transaction today to make sure they were working correctly. One of my coupons didn't ring up right for some reason, but .50 wasn't enough for me to deal with their customer service!! lol

Here's what I got:

1 Pantene Classics Shampoo $3.50 - $2 q = free

1 Pantene Classics Conditioner $3.50 (I used a $2 q, but it only ended up taking $3 off) .50

1 Pantene Detangler $3.00 - $1.50 q = free

2 NYC Color Cover sticks $1.99 ea - (2) $1 q's = free

Total= $1.10 (.60 is tax)

Total savings: $8.10

Walgreens trip 7/2

Not a great one, but we needed Charcoal.

Here's what I got:

1 Kingsford charcoal (missing from pic) $3.99

1 Royal Pudding .39

1 Energizer Lithium AAA 2 pk $2.99 - .50 wags q & $2 manu q = .49 ea

1 Glad Wrap $3.29 - $3 q (wyb charcoal) = .29

2 Suavitel Fabric Softener $2.99ea - $2/2 manu q & bogo free in ad wags q= .99/2

1 Energizer Lithium AA 2pk $2.99 - .50 wags q & $2 manu q= .49

- (2) $3 RR's

=$1.86 ($1.22 is tax)

Total savings: $27.49

Friday, July 2, 2010

Did you hear.........

KMART DOUBLES ARE BACK!!!!! 7/4-7/11!!!!

See what stores are included here. I'll have to post what deals I see! Good luck everyone! I hope you find some great stuff! This one is suppose to be Health and Beauty items only.

Yay!!!! :)

Edit: (thanks for the reminder Ruby!)

One more very important detail I forgot..I was just so excited lol. You will have to have a Shop your way rewards card to take advantage of doubles. Give this to the cashier BEFORE they start scanning or the coupons won't double. If you don't have one yet..don't worry you can print a temporary one here. You can only double 5 per transaction so if you have to drive far it may not be worth it. Last doubles they said 5 per day, but they let you break up your transactions to 5 and do as many as you want. We will see how it works this time.

They will double coupons up to and including $2. I have heard that anything you CAN'T eat will be included! I'm not sure how the registers know not to double for food, but this is Kmart so we take what we can get! lol

There are a LOT of $2 coupons out there! I have been printing a few. Whenever doubles are coming up I start printing a lot! I will try to make a list of some of the higher value coupons to watch out for. Sunday I will be going over there so I will start posting some of the deals I see. If anyone goes be sure to leave comments so everyone knows what to watch for!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Walgreens Trip 7/1

I worked a few extra hours tonight and then I ran over to Walgreens. They are out of a lot of the things on sale already. :( Here's what I got:

1 Pkg Straws 75ct .50 w/in ad q

1 Pkg plastic spoons 24ct .50 w/in ad q

1 Noxzema 4 pk razors $3.99 - $2q = $1.99 ($3 RR)

1 Dove Peanut Butter candy bar .62 (no q just looked good lol)

1 Crest Toothpaste w/Scope $3.00 - $1 q = $2.00 ($3 RR)

1 Celsius Green Tea Peach Mango 4 pk $3.99 - $3 q = .99 ($3 RR)

- $5 RR & $1 RR

=$1.29 (.69 is tax) Got $9 in RR's
Total Savings: $19.84

Mail Call 7/1

The mailbox was full today! Some of the samples I got made me laugh! Here's what I got:

Truckin Magazine (no idea how I got signed up for this one LOL)

Starbucks Via Sample w/coupon for .50/1

Wag World Magazine from Kmart (title made me thing Walgreens, but it's a dog magazine lol) this came with some Beneful coupons from Kmart

1 Bounty Paper Towel~this is one this had me laughing!

1 Free Pedometer from Natures Bounty this came with various Natures Bounty coupons

Cottonelle Toilet paper and Fresh Wipe sample~LOL this came with coupons

1 Pk of Three Dog Bakery Cookie Dog I never thought of cookie dog treats, but we all know Fatboy will eat anything!!

Anyone else get anything good in the mail???

Walgreens 6/30 Trip #2

Here's my second transaction:

1 Bag of Ice (not pictured) no q $1.79

2 Suavitel Fabric Softener $2.99 ea - (1) $2 manu q & BOGO in ad q = .99/2

2 Arizona Green Tea 2/$1 w/in ad q

1 Celsius Green Tea Peach Mango 4 pk $3.99 - $3q= .99 (get $3 RR)

-$4.50 RR

=.63 (.36 is tax) (got $3 RR)

Total Savings: $17.77

Walgreens 6/30 Trip #1

There are a lot of deals at Walgreens this week! I'm not going to be able to do as many as I'd like lol but I'll get some in!

Here's what I got:

1 Celsius Green Tea Raspberry 4 pk $3.99 - $3q= .99 (get $3 RR)

1 Sure Deodorant $1.99- $1.50q= .49 (get $1 RR)

1 Blistop (no q) $5 (get $5 RR)

1 Blistex Smoothie Lip (no q) $2.99 (get $3 RR)

1 Mountain Dew 2L .99 w/in ad q

1 Pepsi 2L .99 w/in ad q

2 Dr. Scholl's for Her Rough Skin Eraser $7.49 - $2 manu q & $5 Wags q = .49 ea

-(2) $6 RR's

=$2.45 ($2.00 is tax) get $12 in RR's

Total Savings: $42.67