Sunday, October 18, 2009

Walgreens (October 18th-24th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at Walgreens, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

Zantac, 24 or 30 count
$8.99
Earns $8.99 Register Reward
$5 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $5 overage (!)

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
$6.99
Earns $6.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$1.50 Printable coupons HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $1.50 overage!

Gillette Fusion MVP Razor
$8.99
Earns $6 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$4 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!

Chapstick Fresh Effects
$2.99
Earns $2.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Emergen-C Immune System, 2-pk.
$3.49
Earns $3.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Hall's Refresh Sugar Free, 20 ct.
$1
Earns $1 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Robitussin DM To-Go, 2-pk.
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Maybe's:

Select Theraflu and Triaminic are on sale and part of a Register Reward deal. If you get the coupons on 10/18 and you have the "Healthy Savings Booklet" and the "Children's Activity Booklet", you might actually have a moneymaker!

CVS (October 18th-24th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at CVS, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

Glade Fragrance Collection 4-10 oz. Candle or Reed Diffuser
$6.99
Earns $6.99 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1)
$3 Manufacturer's coupon from 10/4 SmartSource insert
Final Price: FREE plus $3 Overage!

Maybe's:

Spend $25 on select P&G products, get Transformers 2:Revenge of the Fallen for $9.99.
Various coupons in 9/27 & 10/11 P&G inserts

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 16th

I guess I didn't plan this out very well, but I am putting a hold on the daily tips for a bit. Hubs is starting a vacation from work tomorrow, and I will either be going out of town, working on the house, or just lovin' on my family a little more.

I will try very hard to keep the coupon matchups up-to-date.

I'll also be revisiting some frugal fashion at a later date.

So today's tip: IT IS OK TO TAKE A BREAK! :D

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Coupon Preview for October 18th

This week holds 2 inserts: 1 SmartSource and 1 Red Plum.

It may not be a great week for our region, but I'm really hoping we get these:

.50 Birdseye or Steamfresh frozen veggies (Would be .19 @ Brookshire's with this Q!)

Theraflu and Triaminic coupons for a Walgreens deal

Buy One Get One FREE Trident Layers Gum

$1 off any Valley Fresh Chicken product

.75 off Breyer's Ice Cream (I feel weak already...)

You can view the entire preview HERE.

Kroger (October 14th-20th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Plus Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. Kroger DOES accept legitimate internet coupons.

Kroger also particpates in programs that offer electronic coupons that automatically deduct at the cash register when you use your Kroger Plus Card. Sign up at Shortcuts, Cellfire, and PGEsaver to load coupons to your card.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Pouch
$1
.50 Printable coupon HERE and HERE (Play the sweepstakes game to get to coupon)
Final Price: FREE

BumbleBee Tuna Pouches
$1
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

Zatarain's Rice Dinners
$1
.75 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price: .63 each

Mega Event: Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 off your order instantly! Must purchase in increments of 10. I am only including items with coupons matches, so see store/ad for more items included.

Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees
$2.37
$2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: FREE plus overage

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$1.99
.50 Printable coupon HERE and HERE
.40 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource/General Mills insert
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: .49-.69

Marie Callendar's Frozen Entrees
$2.37
.75 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.37

Boston Market Frozen Entrees
$2.27
$1 off 3 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.44

Totino's Pizza Rolls, 40 ct.
$3.79
.40 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource/General Mills insert
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $2.89

Freschetta Frozen Pizza
$4.99
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $3.49

Contessa Skillet Meals
$5.49
$1.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $4.24

Brookshire's (October 14th-20th)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Betty Crocker Warm Delights, Selected varieties
$1.50
.50 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 & 10/4 General Mills inserts
.50 Printable coupon HERE (Says "Do Not Double or Triple")
Final Price: as low as FREE

Green Giant Boxed Frozen Vegetables
$1
.50 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 General Mills insert
.60 off 3 Manufacturer's coupon form 10/4 General Mills insert
.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE (Says "Do Not Double or Triple")
Final Price: as low as .25 each

General Mills Granola Bars
$2.50
.40 & .50 Manufacturer's coupons from 9/13 & 10/4 General Mills inserts
.40 Printable coupons HERE (Says "Do Not Double or Triple")
Final Price: as low as $1

Bridgford Frozen Rolls
$2
.55 Printable coupon HERE (I do not know if this coupon doubles or triples)
Final Price: .35 or $1.45

Pilgrim's Pride Whole Chicken
.79 per pound
.55 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: varies by weight

Brookshire's is currently running a "Shop & Save" promotion. You can earn a coupon for up to 20% off your next TOTAL purchase. See ad for details. Running total spent is based on PRE-COUPON prices. I have only spent about $15 out of pocket and I have $145 toward my total spent.

McDade's Market (October 14th-20th)

***I wanted to add that I have been extremely impressed with the level of customer service I'm finding at McDade's. Managers have gone out of their way to please me by substituting items that were out of stock and still taking the original coupons for the out of stock item. I didn't even request that--they suggested it!***

McDade's doubles coupons up to and including 60 cents. They do take Internet Printable Coupons, as well.

No loyalty/membership card is required for sale prices.

Here are the deals:

Act II Popcorn, Selected varieties 3-pk
$1.25
.40 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/20 SmartSource insert
Final Price: .45

Bar-S Franks, 12 oz.
.79
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: .29 each

There are lots of good deals this week on meat and produce. You can view their ad HERE.

Tip of the Day: October 15th

If I can get an item for FREE or I get paid to buy it, I'M BUYING IT!

Even if it's something me family won't use, I can donate it.

Pet items (and your newspapers) can go to pet shelters.

Diabetic testing supplies can go to retirement homes or homeless shelters.

Health & Beauty items can go to a shelter for abused women and children.

Diapers and baby products can go to a home for unwed mothers.

Gum, hard candy, drink mixes, crackers, granola bars, etc., can be sent to the troops.

As for my ridiculous collection of air fresheners, I'll be selling them at my garage sale.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 14th

There is a difference between stockpiling and hoarding. Especially when it comes to food items with a limited shelf life.

Sometimes there's a fine line and sometimes it's pretty obvious. And it differs for everyone based on their needs.

You can add another column to your Price List and write down how much of that item your family uses in a month and go from there.

You may think buying 25 boxes of mac & cheese is ridiculous if your family only uses one box a month. If my kids eat it 4 or more times a week, that'll only last 6 weeks. (Am I being a little transaparent here? hehe...)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 13th

Creating a well rounded stockpile will take a few months. Sales usually run through 90 day cycles--especially at grocery stores.

When you come across as great deal on something that your family uses regularly, buy enough to get you to the next great deal.

You may feel like you're spending too much money at that moment, but when you don't have to buy the item at all for the next 3 months, you'll notice a difference.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 12th

You've seen me talk about "Stockpiling" on here, but you may be wondering what that really is.

Stockpiling is buying multiple items at their lowest prices so that you never have to pay full price. Simple as that!

To know if something is at a "Stockpile" price, you'll have to use your Price List.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 11th

Before you purchase your Sunday papers, check inside to make sure each one has all the inserts that should be inside. There may be variations from region to region, but you should still get everything you're paying for!

You can see the coupon preview HERE.

CVS (October 11th-17th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at CVS, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

SUNDAY, MONDAY, & TUESDAY ONLY!
Halloween Nylon Treat Bag
.99
Earns .99 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1)
Final price: FREE

SUNDAY, MONDAY, & TUESDAY ONLY!
4-in-1 pumpkin Carving Tool
$1.99
Earns $1.99 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 2)
Final price: FREE

Cheapies:

NyQuil/DayQuil Liquicaps 12 count, Caplets 10 count, or Liquid 6 oz.
$4.49 Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$1 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 or 10/11 P&G insert (Use 2 coupons)
Final price: $1.25 each

Maybe's:

Spend $20 on selected Halloween candy, Earn $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1).

Spend $15 on Energizer Batteries, Earn $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1).
$1 printable coupon HERE

Spend $15 on selected Gillete products, Earns $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1).

Walgreens (October 11th-17th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at Walgreens, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
$6.99
Earns $6.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$1.50 Printable coupons HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $1.50 overage!

Gillette Fusion MVP Razor
$8.99
Earns $6 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$4 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!

Chapstick Fresh Effects
$2.99
Earns $2.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Emergen-C Immune System, 2-pk.
$3.49
Earns $3.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Hall's Refresh Sugar Free, 20 ct.
$1
Earns $1 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Robitussin DM To-Go, 2-pk.
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:

Quaker Oatmeal & Granola Bars
$2.50
Earns $5 Register Rewards when you spend $10
$1 off 2 Granola Bars printable coupon HERE
Final price: .75 each

DayQuil/NyQuil
$5
Earns $5 Register Rewards when you buy 2
$1 Manufacturer's coupon form 9/27 or 10/11 P&G insert
Final price: $1.50 each

Huggies Diaper & pull-ups
$9
Earns $4 Register Reward when you buy 2
$2 pull-ups printable coupon HERE and HERE
$1 Walgreens Activity Booklet coupon
Final price: $4 each

Maybe's:

Unilever deal:
Buy 8 participating items, Earn $8 Register Rewards

Skippy peanut butter
$1.67

Ragu pasta sauce
$1.67
.60 off 2 Ragu manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 Red plum insert

Hellman's Mayonnaise
$2.50
.60 Hellman's manufacturer's coupon from 8/2 Red plum insert


Bertolli skillet dinners
$5.99
$1 off Bertolli skillet dinner printable coupon HERE

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 10th

Did you know that our military service members and their families can use expired coupons overseas? Those who have access to a Military Commissary can use coupons up to 6 months expired.

I first heard about this about a year ago, but the program I read about required a large amount of sorting, special packaging, and fees paid by the donor. I wanted to help, but I couldn't commit that time and money.

Luckily, I have since discovered Coupons for Troops, sponsored and created by The Happy Housewife. Her program is so simple. If you'd like to participate, just send her an e-mail. She assigns you to a family. Then you send your expired coupons to that family. THAT'S IT! You don't even have to pay international shipping--it's a domestic rate for service stations!

Read more details HERE and stop throwing away your expired coupons today!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Style

This is my style:

Ha! Totally kidding of course...

I am not a "Fashionista", but I love fashion.

My clothes have to be beautiful AND functional.

I want to be described as classic AND trendy.

I want quality and I don't want to pay a lot.

That's my style.

Here are some things I'm lovin' right now:

Corsage Tees like this one from J.Crew

And this one from New York & Company

Dresses from Anthrolpogie (sigh)

Almost anything from Ann Taylor, but especially versatile basic pieces like these

Some people whose style I admire:

Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Jackie O

Kristen Davis

Reese Witherspoon


Cleaning Out My Closet

I am having a garage sale on the first Saturday in November and I am cleaning out my closet! Actually, I'm cleaning out my whole darn house, but I'm mostly gonna show you my closet.

Why? Because I need your help to make some decisions! Welcome to Mommy Managing Interactive!

Along the way, I'm going to show you some of my Frugal Fashion Finds!

I'm really excited (and slightly terrified) to find out what you guys think!

I have a closet full of stuff.

I want to have a closet full of stuff I LOVE.

This is what I'm starting with:

Tip of the Day: October 9th

You can print most Internet coupons two times!

If it is a "Bricks" coupon, you will see the word "bricks" in the web address. After you print the first one, click the "back" button three times or follow the same prompts that got you to the first one.

If it is a coupons.com coupon, you can usually hit the "back" button three times after printing or go back to coupons.com and repeat your steps. Coupons.com will hide the ones you have already printed on the last page of choices.

For other sites like Smartsource.com, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, etc., I always have to go back to their homepage and repeat the same process.

When a coupon is offered by e-centives (look at the web address), you may only be able to print it once. I always try a second time, just in case.

Very very super rarely, a coupon will have NO PRINT LIMIT! Hallelujah! {Print, print, print, I need ink, print, print, more paper, print, print....}

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coupon Preview for October 11th

All of the previews are showing three inserts this weekend, but I have a sneaky suspicion we may only get two. I'll be pleasantly surprised if I'm wrong!

The preview shows: 1 SmartSource, 1 Red Plum, and 1 P&G (a mini-version). {Wow, we got all 3!}

I'm hoping to get these coupons:

.60 off any one package of Viva paper towels {Didn't happen here}

$1 off 2 Wet Ones canister wipes {nope}

.55 off Mentos gum (always gets me FREE gum!) {YAY!}

.50 off Hostess Snack Cakes {Woohoo!}

.50 off Starkist Tuna Salad pouches {nope}

Honestly though, the Mini P&G doesn't look very exciting anyway...but we got it!

See the full preview HERE!

Tip of the Day: October 8th

As many things as I get for FREE or cheap, there are always other items that I have a hard time finding a deal for.

One of such items is MEAT. And we are highly carnivorous! (Okay, I know that we are actually omnivorous, but we like our meat!)

I am not a blogger that will suggest a "Meat-Free Night" or using only dark meat chicken all the time. Uh-uh. We don't eat without meat, and I love steak and pork chops!

Meat is a commodity item and the price fluctuates based on location and demand. It is one of the best items to keep up with on your Price List, though you will rarely have a coupon for it.

One trick we use for well-priced high quality ground beef is grinding it ourselves {that's code for I make my Hubs do it}. I can usually find whole roasts on sale cheaper than the pre-ground beef. (We have a grinder because my husband is a deer hunter, so this may not work for you.)

I also buy a lot of Split Chicken Breast on the bone. I can usually get them for less than $1 per pound. We de-bone them and store them in freezer bags. Or sometimes I'll boil it first, then de-bone and store. Then I have a quick starter for a night when things get hectic, perfect for Enchiladas or a Chicken Broccoli Braid.

Also, you will almost always pay less per pound if you purchase the larger family packs. Just be sure to factor in the price of storage bags to figure out if it really saves you money.

However, if you do manage to have a coupon, like the .55 Pilgrim's Pride Printable coupon I often list in my coupon matchups, you may get a better price by buying the smaller pack.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Brookshire's Pillsbury Deal

I mentioned in my Brookshire's matchup earlier today that they had select Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and Grands! biscuits on sale for $1 and that I was *hoping* they would have the same Catalina deal as Kroger...

Well, they do have a Catalina deal, but it is slightly different:

10/5-11/1
Purchase any Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
Includes: Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner Rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks, or Pizza Crust
Buy 3, Get $2 Off Your Next Order
Buy 4, Get $2.50
Off Your Next Order
Buy 5 or more, Get $3
Off Your Next Order

I bought 6 (because I was testing it against the Kroger Catalina deal) at $1 each.

I used a .30 off 2 coupon, a .40 off 2 coupon, and a .50 off 2 coupon, all of which tripled.

My out-of-pocket for Pillsbury was $2.40 and I earned a $3 off your next order coupon.

I'll adjust my next transaction now that I know I only have to buy 5, but I still made .60 on this order!

Remember, Brookshire's only triples 1 of each "like" coupon. So use different values to make the most of them. If the coupons look different but have the same value, check the 12 digit bar code. If it's the same number, only 1 will triple.

McDade's (October 7th-13th)

McDade's doubles coupons up to and including 60 cents. They do take Internet Printable Coupons, as well.

No loyalty/membership card is required for sale prices.

Here are the deals:

Mississippi Sweet Potatoes
.59 per pound

Luvel Gallon Milk
$2.69 per gallon

Russet Potaoes, 10 lb. bag
$2.49!

Bar-S Meat Franks
$1
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: .50

Ozarka Bottled Water, 6-pk.
$1
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: .50

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3-Day Sale: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday ONLY!


Sunny D, 64 oz.
.79

Brookshire's (October 7th-13th)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Pillsbury Biscuits or Cinnamon Rolls
$1
.40 off 2 Cinnamon Rolls Manufacturer's coupons from 9/13 & 10/4 SmartSource/General Mills inserts
.30 off 2 Grands! Biscuits Manufacturer's coupons from 9/13 & 10/4 SmartSource/General Mills inserts
$1 off 2 Cinnamon Rolls Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: .40-.55
***Catalina Alert: 10/5-11/1
Purchase any Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
Includes: Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner Rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks, or Pizza Crust
Buy 3, Get $2 Off Your Next Order
Buy 4, Get $2.50
Off Your Next Order
Buy 5 or more, Get $3
Off Your Next Order***

Bar-S Jumbo Meat Franks
.99
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
Final price: .49

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper
$1
.75 off 3 Printable coupon HERE
.75 off 3 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource/General Mills insert
Final Price: .75

Ragu Pasta Sauce
$1.88
.60 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price: .98

Northwest Apples
.79 per pound

Food Club Large Eggs
.99 per dozen

Heinz Deal: Get $5 off your grocery bill when you buy 6 of the following items. Basically, .83 off each item.

Heinz Ketchup, 40 oz. bottle
$2

Ore-Ida Potatoes, 20-32 oz., or Onion Rings, 16 oz.
$2.50
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Dinners
$2.79
$1 off 5 Printable coupon HERE

Classico Pasta Sauce
$2

Heinz Homestyle Gravy
$1.50
$1 off 3 Printable coupon HERE

T.G.I. Friday's Snacks
$3

Bagel Bites
$2
$1 Printable coupon HERE

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
$2.50

Kroger (October 7th-13th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Plus Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. Kroger DOES accept legitimate internet coupons.

Kroger also particpates in programs that offer electronic coupons that automatically deduct at the cash register when you use your Kroger Plus Card. Sign up at Shortcuts, Cellfire, and PGEsaver to load coupons to your card.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Pouch
$1
.50 Printable coupon HERE and HERE (Play the sweepstakes game to get to coupon)
Final Price: FREE

BumbleBee Tuna Pouches
$1
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

Bryan Bologna or Weiners, 12 oz.
$1.25
$1 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon (I have no idea what insert...)
Final Price: .75

Mega Event:
Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 off your order instantly! Must purchase in increments of 10. No limit. I am only including items with coupons matches, so see store/ad for more items included.

Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees
$2.37
$2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: FREE plus overage

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$1.99
.50 Printable coupon HERE and HERE
.40 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource/General Mills insert
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: .49-.69

Marie Callendar's Frozen Entrees
$2.37
.75 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.37

Boston Market Frozen Entrees
$2.27
$1 off 3 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.44

Totino's Pizza Rolls, 40 ct.
$3.79
.40 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource/General Mills insert
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $2.89

Freschetta Frozen Pizza
$4.99
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $3.49

Contessa Skillet Meals
$5.49
$1.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $4.24

Tip of the Day: October 7th

Keep your eyes peeled for coupons for FREE gift cards when you transfer a prescription.

Walgreens, CVS, Target, and Rite-Aid all put out these glorious coupons from time to time. If you need to fill/refill a prescription anyway, why not get paid to do so? I love having these gift cards on hand to reduce my out-of-pocket expenses, and the prescription is tax-deductible.

Brookshire's also honors these competitor offers, and that has bought me many groceries.

If you're really lucky, you might come across one for a NEW prescription, but that's a little rare.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 6th

Did you know that you can use 1 "Store" coupon and 1 Manufacturer's coupon together on 1 item? This is called "stacking", and it's totally legit!

Walgreens, CVS, and Target are really great about this. They offer lots of store coupons in booklets, in their ads, on receipts, online, and more.

In the event that you may be getting an item FREE or even earning overage on the item, make sure you give the manufacturer's coupon first. The store coupon actually adjusts the price like a sale, and it would make the manufacturer's coupon "beep" (which might make a cashier not accept it...).

Monday, October 5, 2009

$10 off Snow White on DVD

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray October 6th! I'm really excited about this because I have a pretty decent Disney movie collection that is SERIOUSLY lacking some Snow White!

We rented it from the library recently and it is such a great classic! Movies like this never get old to me--and I can't wait to see the higher quality this version will likely have.

Even BETTER--there's a $10 off coupon HERE. And it doesn't seem to have a print limit yet, so you might want to get some extra for Christmas gifts maybe?

The coupon is only valid THIS WEEK!

The cheapest price I've seen is at Toys R Us for $19.99 and that includes the DVD and Blu-Ray versions.

***I just read at Couponing 101 that it will be $19.96 at Wal-Mart.***

Mott's Apple Juice & Applesauce Deal @ Target

Here's an easy deal with NO COUPONS!

Target has Mott's Apple Juice and Applesauce on sale for $1.75.

Buy 5, and get a $5 Gift Card good toward your next purchase.

You'll pay $8.75 and get a $5 Gift Card back.

Then, on your next visit/transaction, get 5 more.

Use your gift card. Then pay $3.75. Get another $5 Gift Card.

I love the little applesauce cups! Keeps me from throwing out half a jar that molded.

I put applesauce on my pork chops. Does anybody else do that?

Redbox Code for October 5th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: QNGJ7KD

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Code is valid tonight until midnight.

Tip of the Day: October 5th

If you buy two products on sale "Buy 1 Get 1 FREE", how many items are you purchasing?

You are still purchasing 2 items and therefore can still use 2 coupons.

This is a generally accepted rule, but it is not necessarily hard and fast. {Situation may vary with an incessantly beeping register or an overcritical cashier.}

Same goes for things like "Buy 1 Get 1 50% off" or "Buy 1 Get 1 for a Penny".

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Walgreens (October 4th-10th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at Walgreens, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
$6.99
Earns $6.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$1.50 Printable coupons HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $1.50 overage!

Gillette Fusion MVP Razor
$8.99
Earns $6 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$4 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!

Chapstick Fresh Effects
$2.99
Earns $2.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Emergen-C Immune System, 2-pk.
$3.49
Earns $3.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Hall's Refresh Sugar Free, 20 ct.
$1
Earns $1 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Robitussin DM To-Go, 2-pk.
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Crest Baking Soda & Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste, 6.4 oz.
$2 (unadvertised)
Earns $2 Register Reward when you buy 2
$1 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE

Playtex Handsaver Gloves
.99 with in-ad coupon
$1 Manufacturer's coupon from 6/28 SmartSource insert (maybe more on 10/4)
***Scan Manufacturer's coupon before in-ad coupon***
Final Price: FREE

Maybe's:

Dove Products are on sale! Most are 25% off, hair products are $3:
Buy 8, Earn $10 Register Rewards
Buy 6, Earn $6 Register Rewards
Buy 4, Earn $2 Register Rewards
Lots of high value coupons coming in 10/4 Red Plum insert!

CVS (October 4th-10th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at CVS, click HERE.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Freebies:

Tone Bar Soap, 2-3pk.
$1.88
Earns $1 Extra Buck (LIMIT 1)
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE plus overage!

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste or 360 Acti Flex Toothbrush
$2.99
Earns $2 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1)
$1 Printable for Toothpaste HERE
$1 Printable for Toothbrush HERE
$1 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 & 9/27 SmartSource inserts
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:

Revlon Nail Polish
$3.99
Earns $3 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 6)
Final Price: .99

Maybe's:

Spend $10 on selected Nestle products, Earn $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1). Includes Hot Pockets, Edy's Ice Cream, Coffee-Mate, Taster's Choice, Stouffer's, Lean Cuisine, and more.

Spend $20 on selected Dove or Degree products, Earn $10 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1). It hink the Dove deal at Walgreens will probably work out better, but I will let you know if I see a great scenario.

Tip of the Day: October 4th

Want the ULTIMATE freebie?

Go to church today and praise God for giving us Eternal Life in Heaven through His only Son, Jesus Christ. If you're not sure you have this GREAT DEAL, please talk to a pastor, a friend, or e-mail me.

No coupons required!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 3rd

10 for $10!

How many times have you seen that advertised? (Um, can you say Kroger?)

Did you know that you don't usually have to buy 10 items to get the items for $1 each?

My Hubs didn't believe me on this one! When he was at the store one day, he bought 1 "10 for $10 item" just to prove me wrong. He was entirely unsuccessful. :D

Just make sure you read the fine print. If it says "Must buy 10" or something like "$1 each/2 for $1.75", then you have to buy that number to get the lower price.

Walgreens is one place where you have to buy a certain number to get the lower price, but most places fall into the other category.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Coupon Preview for October 4th

We should get 3 inserts in this Sunday's paper: 2 SmartSource and 1 Red Plum.

1 of the SmartSource will be for General Mills products. I love General Mills. I can never have too many Green Giant Frozen Veggies, Betty Crocker Potatoes (Au Gratin...mmmmm), or Warm Delights. I'm still crossing my fingers for a great Pillsbury refrigerated dough sale at Kroger this month to match up with the Catalina deal.

The other SmartSource insert has coupons for Frank's hot sauce, French's Worcestershire sauce, and Fleishmann's Yeast--all of which I got FREE last year at Brookshire's with these same coupons.

The Red Plum insert has lots of high value Dove coupons that will coordinate with a sale at Walgreens next week.

All-in-all, I think it looks like a very good week!

You can view the full preview HERE. And just for a laugh, look at the picture beside the "Simply Refrigerated Cookie Dough by Pillsbury" in the Smart Source 2 preview. Yummy.

McDade's (September 30th-October 6th)

McDade's doubles coupons up to and including 60 cents. They do take Internet Printable Coupons, as well.

No loyalty/membership card is required for sale prices.

Here are the deals:

Domino Sugar, 4 lb. bag
$1.89
.35 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 Red Plum insert
Final Price: $1.19

Lipton Tea Bags, Family Size boxes
$2
.60 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/2 Red Plum insert
Final Price: .80

Page 3 has a feature for Kraft products. There are several in-ad coupons. I am not sure whether these are considered "Store" coupons or "Manufacturer's" coupons, and I don't know if you can use one coupon for multiple products or if you have to clip multiple coupons. However, Kraft Shredded Cheese, Block Cheese, Sliced Cheese, and Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunchmeat are only .99 with in-ad coupon--That's a GREAT price!

Brookshire's ( September 30th-October 6th)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Pilgrim's Pride Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
$1.99 per pound
.55 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: varies by weight

Spray n Wash
$1.99
.50 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource insert
Final Price: .49

Lysol Products
(Selected Varieties)
$1.99
Various Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource insert
Various Printable coupons HERE
Final Price: Varies (as low as .49)

GM Cereals
(Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.25 oz.; Lucky Charms, 11.5 oz.; Trix, 10.7 oz.; Cookie Crisp, 11.25 oz.)
$2
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
$1 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $1.50 (Not the best price--but, hey, if you need it!)

Kroger (September 30th-October 6th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Plus Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. Kroger DOES accept legitimate internet coupons.

Kroger also particpates in programs that offer electronic coupons that automatically deduct at the cash register when you use your Kroger Plus Card. Sign up at Shortcuts, Cellfire, and PGEsaver to load coupons to your card.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

{Items highlighted in blue indicate that the coupon matchup uses the most recent Sunday coupons or currently available printable coupons.}

Here are the deals:

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna Pouch
$1
.50 Printable coupon HERE (Play the sweepstakes game to get to coupon)
Final Price: FREE

BumbleBee Tuna Pouches
$1
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

{Yes, I think it's a little weird that the only thing I have to post about is Tuna.}

Tip of the Day: October 2nd

In yesterday's tip, I told you to create a Price List that would break items down into units.

Stores like Sam's and Costco have led people to believe that buying in bulk means saving money, but that is usually not the case when you start shopping sales and using coupons.

When a coupon is good on any size, it is usually more effective to buy the smaller size. It gets even better when you have multiple coupons and your stores double or triple coupons.

The .55 off Mahatma Rice coupon from the 8/30 Red Plum insert is a great example. It is good on any size white, brown, or basmati rice. The smallest bag of Mahatma rice at Brookshire's is $1.23, and they will triple my coupon up to the item price and I will have FREE rice.

By buying mulitple papers/inserts, I'm able to multiples of the smaller FREE bag.

I think FREE sounds better than cheap, don't you?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tip of the Day: October 1st

How much do you pay for a bar of soap? Do you know? How do you know when something is a its rock-bottom price if you don't know how much you pay for the item normally anyway?

Whenever I speak at an event or teach a class, the absolute most important information I can give is to create a "Price List" or a "Price Book".

Grab a piece of paper and make four columns.

Column 1: Item Description (This can be very generic, like "Bar Soap". If you're brand loyal, write that down, like "Lever 2000 Bar Soap".)

Column 2: Unit Size (How is your item measurable? Meat would usually be by the pound, other things could be by the ounce, by the bottle, or by the bag. For things like bar soap or sandwich baggies, it would be by the individual piece.)

Column 3: Regular Price (This is where you fill in normal everyday prices--especially if you're knew to frugal shopping. Lever 2000 soap 8-packs are $4.64 at Wal-Mart. That makes each bar cost 58 cents.)

Column 4: Stockpile Price (You might want to use a pencil in this column. This is where you look for sales and/or coupons. If your local grocer puts the soap on sale for $2 per 4-pack, then each bar is 50 cents. If you have a .50 coupon that doubles, then each bar is only .25! That's a stockpile price--buy a bunch!)

Take your newly formed price list throughout your home and write down the items that you buy regularly: groceries, toiletries, cleaners, paper goods, pet items, and baby stuff. Then start filling in the columns.

The best thing about creating a "Price List" is that it's still very effective for people who don't use coupons! If you want to save money on your groceries, toiletries, and household items, you need to start by knowing how much those items cost. Then you can monitor "sale" prices and know if it's actually on sale or just being advertised.

I'll share many of my "Stockpile Prices" soon!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Walgreens Show & Tell (September 30th)

Rolling Register Rewards is an artform. I feel like I'm pretty good at it, but how many artists create true masterpieces with 3 preschoolers going "Momma, Momma, Momma!" and touching everything and crying about having to sit in the cart and begging for Spiderman Toothpaste? :D

You can see most of the coupon matchups HERE.


Transaction #1:

Paid $2.47 on Gift Card
Saved $24.90
Used $13 in Register Rewards
Earned $15 in Register Rewards
Total "Cost": .47


Transaction #2:

**They were out of a lot of stuff at this store.**
Paid .73 on Gift Card
Saved $3.79
Used $2 Register Reward
Earned $2 Register Reward
Total "Cost": .73


Transaction #3:

Paid $1.49 on Gift Card
Saved $19.33
Used $8.50 Register Rewards
Earned $12.00 Register Rewards
Total "Cost": -$2.01

So I actually made a profit of .81 for the day! Not a masterpiece, but a fairly impressive little Paint-by-Number! Hehe...

As you can see, I'm using the small Hunt's Tomato Sauce and the Butterball Chicken Broth as my fillers. They are items that we definitely need and use. The tomato sauce is 39 cents and the broth is 50 cents--but you HAVE to scan the in-ad coupon to get that price.

Kroger Show & Tell (Mega Sale Finals)

I was not as impressed with this Mega Event as I was the last one. I still managed to score some good deals, mostly using coupons that I ordered. I really stocked up on Juicy Juice boxes and pepperoni Hot Pockets!

Trip #1:

Total Paid: $42.26
Total Saved: $107.86 or 74%
Earned $6 Off Your Next Order and $3 Off Your Next Chicken/Beef Purchase


Trip #2:

Total Paid: $32.24
Total Saved: $73.13 or 72%
Earned $2 Off Your Next Order

Total Mega Sale Spending: $74.50

Total Mega sale Savings: $180.99 or 73%

I still have $2 Off Your Next Order coupons

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hot Coupon Alert!

Print this $1 off any Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Italian Meal Bread coupon! Like, right now! HURRY! Why are you still reading?!?!

Kroger has a Catalina deal coming October 5th thru November 1st, which I'm sure will pair with a sale at some point during the month. This would be a great coupon as is, but along with the Catalina it will be FANTASTIC!

Yes, I get very excited about FREE cans of refrigerated dough.

Thanks to Stephanie at Couponing 101!

Oooo, look: Another ONE!!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Happy New Year!

I know what you're thinking: {It's still September...Is she crazy?}

Well, yes, I am a little bit. BECAUSE I MISSED MY BLOGIVERSARY! It was September 3rd!

I was going back through some of my old stuff yesterday, reminiscing over some of the deals I've gotten over the last year, relishing in my witty repertoire, and being a little self-critical--but not in a bad way.

I once had high hopes for the Oh, Baby! series, but quickly learned that I am too long-winded (or is it long-typeded, heehee) and I do not have the time to dedicate to writing full-length articles. I'm okay with that, now.

On the other hand, I really really wanted to continue the Getting Started Series for people new to couponing. That was before I did the CVS & Walgreens matchups, and it was too time-consuming. So here's my solution for that one: From now on, when I post a coupon matchup, deals that can be had by a 1st week couponer will be written in blue. That means coupons from the most recent newspaper or currently available printable coupons. Neat, huh?

I've also noticed that I've pared down the content in my coupon matchups. There are two reasons behind this: 1. I've left the "Real World" and refuse to pay typical prices. I've gotten real stingy about what I consider a good deal. 2. I learned that you guys are smart boys and girls and you know how to read an ad yourself. You don't need me to type the whole ad--You're just screaming "Show me the Coupons" like Cuba & Tom.

Another thing--I really miss bragging sharing all my good buys with my readers! Gotta get more Show & Tell's going on again!

In the month of October, I will be focusing on two things:

Tips & Tricks: I didn't invent this unique way of shopping, but I'm pretty good at it and I've done a lot of research. I want to give you daily (?) tips to help you on your journey.

Fashion: "What?" you say. Fashion? Yup. I'll keep you guessing a little longer on that one. ;)

By the way, this is my 500th post! How climactic!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Couple of McDade's Deals

I'm very new to shopping at McDade's. Each week, I check their ad online. They always have one or two good deals, but they are not real near me or on my way to anywhere. The last two weeks I went out of my way to go anyway.

They double coupons up to and including .60 and they do accept internet coupons. No customer card is required.

Here's just a few things on sale until Tuesday:

Wacky Mac Pasta
$1
.50 Manufacturer's coupon from 5/10 SmartSource insert
.75 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE -.25

Act II Popcorn, 3-pk. (Butter & Extra Butter varieties only)
$1
.40 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/20 SmartSource
Final Price: .20

Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce
$1
(O, how we love some enchiladas!)

Kroger (September 23rd-29th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Plus Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. Kroger DOES accept legitimate internet coupons.

Kroger also particpates in programs that offer electronic coupons that automatically deduct at the cash register when you use your Kroger Plus Card. Sign up at Shortcuts, Cellfire, and PGEsaver to load coupons to your card.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

Here are the deals:

Wonder Bread
$1 for Classic White Sandwich Bread
$1.69 for Classic White (Yes, there's a difference.)
.55 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 Red Plum insert
.55 e-coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

MEGA SALE: Buy 10 participating items, Get $5 off your order instantly! Must purchase in increments of 10. No limit. I am only including items with coupons matches, so see store/ad for more items included.

Wheat Thins Crackers
$2.49
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: .99

Juicy Juice
$2-$2.49
$1 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: as low as $1
***Buy 3, Get $1 Off Your Next Order Coupon!***

Nestle Tollhouse Morsels
$3.39
.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $2.39

Jell-O Gelatin Mix
$1.27
.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: .27

Jell-O Refrigerated Pudding or Gel, 6-pk
$2.75
.60 Printable coupon HERE and HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.05

Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$2.49
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: .99

Buitoni Pasta$3.69-$6.49
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: as low as $2.19

Kraft Bagel-fuls
$2.50
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1

Nestle Drumstick Sundae Cones
$2.99
$1 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.49

The Skinny Cow Frozen Snacks
$3.49
.50 Printable coupon HERE
.50 Mega Sale discount
Final Price: $1.99

Dropping the Ball

After double checking the deals, I've decided I won't be posting about Brookshire's this week.

Like I said, you can get FREE Luzianne Tea ($1.50) with the .60 Manufacturer's coupon from 6/21 SmartSource insert.

I also grabbed a 10 pound bag of Russet Potatoes for $2.99--I think the brand is Nature's Harvest? That's a great price!

Other than that, I'm just getting some of these deals, but they aren't necessarily "on sale":

Mentos Gum
$1.59
.55 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 SmartSource insert
Final Price: FREE

Martha White Cornbread Mix (in little white & red boxes)
.50
.55 off 2 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/9 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE

Mahatma White Rice (small bag)
$1.23
.55 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE

Success Boil-in-a-bag Rice, 2-pk.
$1.58
.50 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 Red Plum insert
Final Price: .08

Jell-O Gelatin Mix (small box)
.83
.50 off 2 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: .08 each

Pringles Mini's, 5 ct. (lunchbox type bags)
$1.99
.50 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 P&G and 9/27 P&G inserts
Final Price: .49

On second thought. didn't I just post about Brookshire's? LOL!

Walgreens (September 27th-October 3rd)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at Walgreens, click HERE.

Freebies:

Theraflu Nighttime, 6 ct.
$4
Earns $4 Register Rewards when you buy 2, Earns $8 Register Rewards when you buy 3
$2 Walgreens coupon from Healthy Savings Booklet (Has anybody seen these locally?)
Final Price: FREE or FREE plus $2 overage!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion
$6.99
Earns $6.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$1.50 Printable coupons HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $1.50 overage!

Dentek Floss Picks, 35 ct.
$2
Earns $2 Register Reward
$1 Printable coupon HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!

Gillette Fusion MVP Razor
$8.99
Earns $6 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
$4 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE plus $1 overage!

Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush
$3
Earns $3 Register Reward
.75 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: FREE plus .75 overage

Chapstick Fresh Effects
$2.99
Earns $2.99 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Emergen-C Immune System, 2-pk.
$3.49
Earns $3.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Hall's Refresh Sugar Free, 20 ct.
$1
Earns $1 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Herbal Essences Hair Products
$2.99
Earns $2 Register Reward
$1 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/13 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE

Robitussin DM To-Go, 2-pk.
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward (Month-long Deal)
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:

Gillette Venus Razor System
$7.99
Earns $4 Register Rewards
$2 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: $1.99

Maybe's:

There is a coupon for $5 off you $25 purchase HERE valid on Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY. Remember, you must have a $25 subtotal after ALL coupons and discounts are applied (including Register Rewards).

CVS (September 27th-October 3rd)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at CVS, click HERE.

Freebies:

SUDNAY, MONDAY, & TUESDAY ONLY!
Vaseline
$7.99
Earns $7 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1)
$1.50 Printable coupon HERE and HERE
Final Price: FREE plus overage!

Accu-Check Aviva Diabetes Monitoring Kit
$14.99
Earns $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 2)
$10 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/23 SmartSource insert
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:

Gillette Fusion Razor
$9.99
Earns $5 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1)
$4 Manufacturer's coupon from 9/27 P&G insert
Final Price: .99

Maybe's:

There's a Procter & Gamble deal on the front page: Buy $25 worth of selected products, get $10 Extra Bucks (LIMIT 1). Using the coupons from today's Procter & Gamble insert, you could get a fairly decent deal--especially if you are brand loyal to these products which are usually quite expensive.

Also, on the back page, there's an offer to get Monsters vs. Aliens on DVD for only $4.99 when you purchase $20 worth of selected Coke/Hershey products. It's hard to come by coupons for these products, but if you plan on buying the movie anyway, it's a good deal!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Coupon Preview for September 27th

Everything I've heard until a moment ago indicates that we'll be receiving 3 inserts in Sunday's paper: 1 Red Plum, 1 SmartSource, and 1 Procter & Gamble.

But as I was checking the full preview at The Coupon Clippers, I spied an "Other" insert. I wouldn't count on this insert locally, but if we do get it--BONUS! :)

I'm still sticking with my Kansas City Sensei to get better coupons!

P.S. I know I'm behind on my Kroger and Brookshire's matchups. The Mega Event continues through Tuesday and you can see those matchups HERE. At Brookshire's this week, I'm getting FREE Luzianne Tea Bags with a .60 Manufacturer's coupon from the 6/21 SmartSource insert.

Friday, September 25, 2009

REDBOX Code for September 25th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: 9HB6MP22

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Code is valid tonight until midnight.

Sally Hansen Deal @ Walgreens

I mentioned that Walgreens had a Sally Hansen Deal in my weekly matchup, so I wanted to give you some details. You buy 3 participating Sally Hansen products, and you get a Register Reward for $5 off your next Sally Hansen purchase. If you have coupons, this deal is sensational. If not, it's still great.

The plain nailpolish runs from $1.99 to $2.99 depending on the store. (The Brandon store at the intersection of Crossgates Blvd. and Hwy. 80 has it for $1.99.) Then it's on sale for 40% off this week making it $1.19-$1.79. Buy 3 for $3.57-$5.37 and get back $5 towards your next Sally Hansen purchase.

Here's the kidker: This Register Rewards reproduces on top of iteself, which is not the norm for Register Rewards. So use the $5 off Sally Hansen product to purchase three more nailpolishes and get antoher $5 Register Reward for more Sally Hansen.

If you have coupons, here's the lowdown:

Use 3 with your first go-round.

2nd time, use 2 Manufacturer's Coupons and give those to the cashier first. Then give the $5 Register Reward. Make sure you have other items to absorb the overage.

Rinse & Repeat!

***This is a unique situation, so no guarantees. I have done this twice already myself with no problems, though.***

Sunday, September 20, 2009

CVS (September 20th-26th)

If you're new to shopping with coupons, click HERE.

If you want to learn more about shopping at CVS, click HERE.

Cheapies:

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste or Rinse
$2.99
Earns $2 Extra Bucks
.75 Manufacturer's coupon from 8/30 P&G insert
Final Price: .24

{Um, yeah, that really seems to be it. Yikes.}

Walgreens (September 20th-26th)

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Freebies:

ThermaCare Heat Wrap, 1-pk
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Fina Price: FREE plus OVERAGE!

Roots of Nature Hair Care
$6
Earns $6 Register Reward
$1 Printable coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush
$2
Earns $2 Register Reward when you buy 2
Buy One Get One FREE Manufacturer's coupon from 8/23 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE

Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners, 16 ct.
$1.99
Earns $1.99 Register Reward (Month-long deal)
$1 Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE plus OVERAGE!

Glade Soy Candles, 2 oz.
$2.50
Earns $1 Register Reward when you buy 2 (Month-long deal)
FREE Manufacturer's coupon from 8/9 SmartSource insert
Final Price: FREE plus OVERAGE!

Cheapies:

There's an interesting deal on Sally Hansen: Nail Treatment or Nail Color is 40% off. Buy 3 items, get a Register Reward for $5 off your next Sally Hansen purchase. There are printable coupons HERE. There are different theories in the coupon community as to how this will work, so I will post a scenario when I find out for sure.