Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My Coupon Matchups

I just wanted to remind everyone that the coupon matchups I post weekly or monthly for CVS and Walgreens (or any other store) are just my opinion of the BEST deals and most likely what I intend to buy. It's not every deal available.

Be sure to check your own ads for more goodies and even some regional variances.

I also live in a crummy coupon region. So if a deal is good with a coupon I don't have, I may not list it.

Thanks for reading!

CVS Quarterly ExtraBucks

Did you know that CVS rewards their customers with 2% back on all purchases? These rewards are given quarterly in the form of ExtraBucks.

The ExtraBucks for Winter spending should start printing tomorrow! It's like bonus time!

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 30th)

I was lacking two (three) things at Brookshire's yesterday:

Patience & Organization (Sanity)

I still did good, especially according to the women in line behind me. If I had just waited until I could clean up my coupon binder, I could have done better. Live & learn!

Here's what I got:


Ok, what's more shocking?
Me showing off my tampons or
O.M.G. --I "bought" more Pop-Tarts!
.98 each with $1 peelies=FREE plus .02 overage.

I bought 7 boxes of Kellogg's without coupons! $2 each=$14. Earned 3 FREE gallons of milk! (And we really do like these cereals...)


There's a P&G Rebate offer good only until March 31st. Buy $35, get a $10 Gas Card. Buy $40, get a $15 gas card.


P&G Total: $41.44
After coupons: $25.69
And I'll get back a $15 Gas Card.

I used a $25 Gift Card from a transferred prescription.

Total Paid: $28.82
Total Saved: $74.61 or 61%

But remember--I have 3 FREE gallons of milk and a $15 Gas Card coming my way!

Target Show & Tell (March 30th)



I got my Pepsi coupons in the mail on Saturday (from a rebate in January). I could feel the HEAT coming from my coupon binder! I knew I needed to wait for the right deal, but it's hard to hold onto coupons that good!


Guess what? I didn't have to wait!


Target has a deal on Pepsi this week:


Buy 5 @ $3 each=$15

Get a $5 Gift Card!


I used 5 $2 coupons.


I paid $5.70 and got a $5 Gift Card!


WOOHOO! I'll take it! Just don't tell me about the Pepsi Moneymaker that's sure to come at CVS or Wags...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Walgreens (March 29-April 4)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read this first.


Freebies:

Mentos Gum
2/$2 (Must buy 2)
$1 MQ from 3/1 SS insert
Final Price: FREE

Chapstick 100% Natural or True Shimmer
$1.99
Earns $1.99 RR
Final Price: FREE after RR

Edge or Skintimate Shave Gels & Creams
$2.99
Earns $3 RR
Final Price: FREE plus .01 overage
***Check for Clearance. They are rumored to be producing the RR as well.***

Maybe's:


Softsoap Body Wash
$3.99
Earns a RR for a FREE Softsoap Bodywash
$1 MQ from March All You Magazine
Final Price: $2.99 for 2 or $1.50 each

CVS (March 29-April 4)

New to shopping at CVS? Read this first!


Freebies:

Accu-Check Diabetes Monitoring Kit (Aviva or Compact Plus)
$9.99
Earns $9.99 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:


Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber
$2.99
$2.75 IP HERE
Final Price: .24


Glade Sense and Spray or Lasting Impressions
$5.99
Earns $1 ECB (LIMIT 1)
$4 MQ from 3/29 SS insert
Final Price: .99

Walgreens EasySaver Book for April 2009

You can pick up the new Walgreens EasySaver booklet near the front of the store by the weekly ads.


If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read this first.


Freebies:


Rebate #1
One-A-Day Multivitamin Drink Mix (2-pack)
$1.49
Earns $1.49
Final Price: FREE

Rebate #10
Wal-Itin Allergy Relief 30 ct.
$6.99
Earns $6.99
Final Price: FREE


Cheapies:

Rebate # 6

Buy $10 in Physician's Formula Organic Wear Makeup, earn $10 Rebate
Final Price: varies

Maybe's:


Rebate #28
Printer Cartridge Refill
Regular Price: $10 for black, $15 for color
Earns $7.50
Final Price: $2.50-$7.50
***Watch for sales on this one for possible FREEBIE!***

REDBOX Code for March 30th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: 89ZQJ3

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

CVS Show & Tell (March 27th)


I can't find my receipt...

The Natural Dentist mouth rinse was clearanced at $1.75. I used a $2 IP HERE.

I got the Crest toothpaste mentioned HERE, and used a $1 MQ.

I had a $5 off $15 purchase CRT, so I also got some Pepsi.

Not sure of my total, but I only used coupons, ECB's, and gift cards.

No OOP+CAFFEINE=HAPPY MOMMY MANAGING! :D

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Walgreens Show & Tell (March 27th & 28th)

I had to go to two different stores just to find 9 of the Hunt's Tomato Sauce, so I subbed in 2 of the Butterball Chicken Broth to qualify for the ConAgra rebate (#29).

Got the Tuf Bags, the Arm & Hammer detergent, and the Right Guard that I mentioned HERE.

I also got the Axe hair care (Rebate #1).


I paid with a $25 Walgreens check from a transferred prescription and $4.23 OOP.

I saved $18.23 and will get back $18.99 +10%=$20.89 in EasySaver Rebates on my gift card.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Got Milk? (March 27th)

No change this week!

The best local milk price is:

Kroger

$1.29 per half gallon

Coupon Preview for March 29th

It's not too bad. It's not too good.

There will be two inserts in this Sunday's paper: 1 Red Plum and 1 SmartSource.

There's some goodies: (If we get them...)

.50 off Newmans Own Pasta Sauce, Salsa or Popcorn (Can we say TRIPLES at Brookshire's?)

$1 off any Quaker Rice Snack Product

.35 off any Duncan Hines Cake Mix

You can view the entire preview here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brookshire's March 25-31

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 per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value.

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

There is a coupon on the front page of the ad:

$5.00 off a $50 or more purchase with this in-ad coupon!

Good Friday & Saturday Only March 27-28, 2009.
Be sure to read the fine print!

There are several package deals this week:

1. Spend $10 on participating store brand items, you get a coupon for $1 off a future purchase, including at the gas pump.

2. Dinty Moore Big Bowls (Selected Varieties, 15 oz Bowl): $2 each. Buy 2 get 1 FREE. One per transaction. There are also tearpad coupons on some displays for Buy 2 get 1 FREE--Maybe you can Buy 2 and get 2 FREE using the promotion and the coupon. Total Package Price: $4

3. Tom’s Chips (Selected Varieties 7 oz To 12 oz Bag): $2 each. Buy 2 get 1 Food Club 2-liter soda FREE. Total Package Price: $4

4. Buy 6 participating Heinz products, get $5 off your order. Qualifying items include:

  • Classico Pasta Sauce, Selected Varieties 15 oz To 24 oz Jar: $2 ($1/2 IP HERE)
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 32 oz To 36 oz Plastic Bottle: $2
  • Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, 10 oz Bottle: $2.39
  • Bagel Bites, Selected Varieties 9 Ct Box: $2 ($1/2 IP HERE)
  • Ore-Ida Potatoes, Selected Varieties 20 oz To 32 oz Bag: $2.50
  • Ore-Ida Whole Onion Rings, 16 oz Bag: $2.50
  • T.G.I. Friday’s Snacks, Selected Varieties 8 oz To 14 oz Box: $2.99
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones Dinners, Selected Varieties 8 oz To 11 oz Box: $2.69 ($1.50/7 IP HERE)
  • Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees, Selected Varieties 6 oz To 11.5 oz Box: $2 ($1.50/7 IP HERE)
  • Weight Watchers Double Fudge Cake 5.5 oz or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae 5.28 oz Box: $2

Total Package Price: Varies (As low as $4!)

5. Buy any Kellogg’s Cereal (12 oz or larger) March 20 - April 12, 2009 and get up to 3 gallons of FREE MILK on your next shopping visit! Limited to product in stock. No cash back. All items must be purchased in one shopping order. ***Several Kellogg's Cereals are on sale for $2 this week!***

Buy (3) boxes and get 1 FREE Gallon of milk (up to $4.69).

Buy (5) boxes and get 2 FREE Gallons of milk (up to $9.38).

Buy (7) or more boxes and get 3 FREE Gallons of milk (up to $14.07).

Here are the rest of the deals:

Pilgrim’s Pride Whole Chicken

.69 per pound

.55 IP HERE

.55 MQ from January insert

Final Price: varies by weight

Food Club Shredded Cheese

8 oz.

*GAS MONEY*

$1.50

New York Texas Toast

Original Or Garlic Breadsticks 10.5 oz to 11.25 oz Box

$2

.40 MQ from 3/1 RP insert

Final Price: .80

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock

Selected Varieties 30 oz To 45 oz Tub

$2.50

.50 MQ for Vitamin D variety from 1.18 RP insert

.55 IP HERE for Omega variety

Final Price: .85-$1

PictSweet Vegetables

Selected Varieties 13 oz To 16 oz Pkg

$1.25

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables

Selected Varieties 10 oz To 12 oz Bag

$1.25

Kotex Lightdays Pantiliners

Selected Varieties 18 Ct To 22 Ct Box

.99

Garden Fresh Green Cabbage

.44 per pound

Tostitos Tortilla Chips

Selected Varieties 9 oz To 15.625 oz Bag

(Does Not Include Baked Or Natural Varieties)

$3

Look for .55 peelies

Final price: $1.35

Kellogg’s Cereal

Froot Loops, 17 oz.

Apple Jacks - 17 oz.

Corn Pops - 17.2 oz

Rice Krispies - 18 oz

Frosted Flakes - 23 oz Box

$2

$1/2 Frosted Flakes IP HERE

Final Price: $1.50 for Frosted Flakes WYB 2

***See note #5 on Package Deals above!***

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

REDBOX Code for March 25th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: MMM325

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 23)

Again, FREE BBQ sauce & FREE gum. And cheap Cheetos (the boys were THRILLED about that!)!

Keep an eye out for peelies on Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, & Fritos! The peelies are for .55 and it TRIPLED!

Total Paid: .78

Total Saved: $5.12 or 90%

Kroger Show & Tell (March 23)

I may have underestimated the power of The Mega Event!


I did GREAT!





Total OOP: $6.98

Total Saved: $37.47 or 88%


Keep an eye out for peelies on Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, & Fritos! (Say Type that 10X fast! LOL!)

Hunt's Tomato Sauce Deal @ Wags

I've revised the weekly match-up HERE, but I wanted to call attention to this.

Walgreens has an in-ad coupon for the 8 oz. Hunt's Tomato Sauce making them .39. They are regularly priced at .99 each. However, there is also a sale on these when you buy 4 or more--5 for $4. Then there's an EasySaver Rebate for $5 when you buy $10 worth of selected Conagra products (pre-coupon price).

Scenario #1:

Buy 13 cans @ .80=$10.40
Use in-ad coupon= -5.33
Pay OOP=$5.07
Rebate=$5
Final Price: .07
(You can turn this into a .43 profit by getting your refund on a Wags gift card for a 10% bonus.)

Scenario #2:

Buy 4 cans @ .99=$3.96
Use in-ad coupon= -2.40
Pay OOP: $1.56
--------------------
Buy 4 cans @ .99=$3.96
Use in-ad coupon= -2.40
Pay OOP: $1.56
--------------------
Then, Buy 3 cans @ .99=$2.97
Use in-ad coupon= -1.80
Pay OOP: $1.17
--------------------
Total OOP for all 3 transactions: $4.29
Rebate: $5.00
Final Price: Profit of .71 (1.21 with 10% bonus!)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hobby Lobby Scrapbooking Sale

Hobby Lobby is having a great Scrapbooking sale this week!

50% off:

Scrapbook Albums & Refill Pages
Single & Packaged Papers
Stickers
The Paper Studio & Stampabilities Stamps
Photo Storage Boxes
Scrapbooking Totes & Organizers
Scrapbook & Craft Ribbon

Other deals:

50% off Floral (Selected Categories)
30% Calico Fabrics & Spring Apparel Fabrics
50% off Jewelry Making & Hair Accessories
50% off Framing

See the ad here for details, and print your coupon for 30% off Glass Tops and Pedestels.

REDBOX Code for March 23rd

It's movie night!

Today's code is: HG7W56

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

CVS (March 22-28)

New to shopping at CVS? Read this first!

Freebies:

Crest Pro Health Enamel Care
$3.49
.75 MQ from 3/1 P&G insert
.50 MQ from 2/22 RP Insert
Earns $3.49 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus overage

Cheapies:

Post Trail Mix Crunch B1G1 FREE
$4.59 (LIMIT 4)
$2 IP HERE
Final Price: .30 each (As long as your store allows you to use 2 coupons with the B1G1)

Maybe's:

Right Guard Professional Strength or Dry Idea Clinical Deodorants
Earns $5 ECB's (LIMIT 2)
$1 on 2 in the 3/8 SS Insert (My region did not receive)
$2 Dry Idea IP HERE
Final Price: .99-$1.99 after coupons and ECB's

St. Ives Skin Care or Noxema Cleansing Cream
Spend $10, get $5 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
There were coupons in the 3/8 SS in some regions (Not mine!)

Walgreens (March 22-28)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read this first.

Freebies:

***UPDATED!***
Hunts Tomato Sauce 8oz
.39 with in-ad coupon
*Buy 13 and submit for $5 ESR #29
OOP: $5.07
Final Price: .07 (or Profit of $.43 if you get in on your Wags Gift Card for 10% bonus) after coupons and rebate

Cheapies:

Right Guard Professional Strength Deodorant
$5.99
Submit for $5 ESR #5
Final Price: .99 after rebate

Pledge Fabric Sweeper
2/$7
$2/1 IP HERE
Submit for $2 ESR #23
Final Price: .50 each after coupons and rebate

Ultra Tuf Trash Bags
2/$7.00
$1 IVC from Wags Pharmacy Booklet
Submit for $3 ESR #22
Final Price: $1 each after coupons and rebate

Selected Kelloggs Cereals
4/$10
Earns $2 RR WYB 4
$1/1 Raisin Bran or Mini Wheats MQ from 2/22 RP insert
$1/2 Frosted Flakes IP HERE
Final Price: $1-1.50 each after coupons and RR

Gillette Fusion Gamer Razor
$8.99
Earns $4 RR
$4 MQ from 2/8 PG & 3/1 PG inserts
Final Price: .99 after coupon and RR

Campbell’s Soups
.79 with in-ad coupon
$1/2 Printable HERE
Final Price: .29 each

Maybe's:

This is the last week for the Monthly Deals!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 20th)

I really debated on whether or not to do the Dove deal at Wags this week. I wasn't overly impressed with the prices & coupon matches, but I do LOVE Dove deodorant!

Here's what I did:


2 Dove Hair Care
$3.50 each sale price
Used a $1.50 MQ & a $2 MQ

6 Dove Deodorants
5 @ $2.09 each sale price
1 @ $3.21 sale price
Used 3 $1.50/2 MQ's

2 M&M's (as fillers)
.50 each

Used a $6 RR

Total Paid: $9.18
Total Saved: $21.56
Register Rewards Earned: $10

Then I did the Walgreens diaper deal:

8 packs @ 2/$9
used a Walgreens IVC from Pharmacy booklet (Thanks to All Things Frugal 4-U & ME! She's a keeper!) to make them $2.50 each

Used 2 $10 RR's

Total Paid: $1.40
Total Saved: $63.92 (Nice!)

Now I'm totally wiped out of RR's and gift card money! I think I'll be transferring a prescription this week for some FREE money!

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 20th)

I popped in for some $3.99 per pound shrimp (part of the 3-day sale), and I grabbed some FREE gum, FREE BBQ sauce, and cheap salsa.




Total Paid: $14.03
Total Saved: $13.92 or around 50%

Friday, March 20, 2009

Coupon Preview for March 22nd

I may not even buy a newspaper this week.

There is only one insert and I don't see anything that jumps out at me.

Maybe the Yoplait yogurt coupons to go with the sale at Brookshire's, but I think there's enough printables out there for my satisfaction.

The preview shows a couple of Shick Quattro coupons, but my region never gets those.

You can see the full preview here and decide for yourself.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 18th)


Hellman's Package Deal
Final Price: $2.19 (See details here.)

Kraft BBQ Sauce
.97
Used .35 peelie
Final Price: FREE plus .08 overage

Pace Specialty Salsa
$2.19
Used .50 MQ tripled
Final Price: .69

Total Paid: $3.10
Total Saved: $9.01 or 76%

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kroger Show & Tell (March 18th)

I haven't been Krogering much lately, either. The "Mega Event" hasn't thrilled me too much this time. But I thought it was worthy of at least one transaction:





2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$1.99 each
-.50 each for Mega Event
-.50/2 MQ doubled
-.75 Cellfire EQ
Final Price: .62 each


4 Land O Lakes Buttery Taste Spread
$1.49 each
-.50 each for Mega Event
-.30 MQ's doubled
Final Price: .39 each


2 Toaster Strudels
$1.99 each
-.50 each for Mega Event
-$1 each with IP HERE
-.50 Shortcuts EQ
Final Price: .24 each


2 Chex Mix
$1.99 each
-.50 each for Mega Event
-.50 MQ doubled
-$1 MQ from a mailer
-.60 Shortcuts EQ
-.60 Cellfire EQ
Final Price: .22 overage


Total Paid: $4.12
Total Saved: $23.65 or 88%

Brookshire's March 18-24

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 per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value.


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


There are several package deals this week:


1. Spend $10 on participating store brand items, you get a coupon for $1 off a future purchase, including at the gas pump.


2. Buy 1 Hellman's 18 oz. Mayo for $3.99 (Use .60 MQ from 1/18 RP), get the following FREE: Starkist Tuna 5 oz. can, Food Club Sweet Relish 10 oz. jar, and Brookshire's white bread 24 oz. loaf. Total Package Price with coupon: $2.19!


3. Buy 2 Ragu Pasta Sauces 16-26.3 oz. jar starting at $1.79 each (Use .50/2 MQ from 1/18 RP), get Barilla Pasta 13.3-16 oz.box FREE. Total Package Price with coupon: $2.08


4. Buy 2 Country Crock Spread 45 oz. tub for $2.99 each (Use .50 MQ's from 1/18 RP), get Over Pride Brown 'n Serve Rolls FREE. Total Package Price with coupon: $3.98


5. Buy 1 Wish-Bone Salad Dressing 7-16 oz. bottle for $2.49 (Use .75 IP HERE), get a head of lettuce FREE. Total Package Price with coupon: $1.75


6. Buy 2 Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz. carton for $4.19 each, get Food Club Ice Cream Cones 12-18 count box FREE. Total Package Price: $8.38


3-Day Sale items (Prices good Friday-Sunday ONLY!):


Earl Campbell’s Hot Link
Regular, Red Or Mild 36 oz To 40 oz Pkg
$3.99


Shell-On Shrimp
USDC Government Inspected 35 Ct To 45 Ct Per Lb Previously Frozen
$3.99 per pound


Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Pilgrim’s Pride Individually Quick Frozen 3 Lb Bag
$2.99
.55 IP HERE
Final Price: $1.34


Hot House Grown Tomatoes
.99 per pound


Navel Oranges
8 Lb Bag California Sweet
$2.99


Sweet Green Seedless Grapes
Chilean
.99 per pound


Here are the rest of the deals:


Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Selected Varieties 18 oz Bottle
.97
Look for .35 peelies
Final Price: FREE plus overage


Chef Boyardee Pasta
Selected Varieties 14.75 To 15 oz Can
.78
.35/3 MQ from 1/4 (?) insert
Final Price: .43 each WYB 3


General Mills Cereal
Frosted Cheerios 17.2 oz,
Multi-Grain Cheerios - 12.8 oz,
Lucky Charms 11.5 oz,
Cluster Crunch Cheerios 11.3 oz
Total Cinnamon Crunch 15.4 oz Box
$2
$1/3 MQ from 2/8 insert (Expires 3/21!)
.55 IP's for Lucky Charms HERE and HERE
Final Price: .35 for Lucky Charms or $1.67 WYB 3

Yoplait Yogurt
Selected Varieties 4 oz To 6 oz Ctn
.50
Buy 10 Ctns At Sale Price & Get $1 OFF!
.40/6 MQ from 2/8 insert
Various IP's HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, & HERE
Final Price: Varies--but GREAT deal!


Kraft Velveeta Cheese Loaf
Regular Or With 2% Milk 32 oz Box
$4.49
.55 MQ from 3/15 insert
$1 IP's HERE & HERE
Final Price: $2.84-3.49


Gorton’s Grilled Fillets
Cajun Blackened, Lemon Pepper Or Garlic Butter 7.6 oz Box
$3
$1/3 IP HERE
Final Price: $2.67 each WYB 3


Tony’s Original Crust Pizza
Selected Varieties 15 oz To 17.32 oz
Or Whole White Wheat Crust - Cheese, Pepperoni Or Supreme - 14.9 oz To 16.7 oz Box
$2


Leg Quarters
Sold In 5 Lb Bag (Limit Three Bags With $10 Or More Additional Purchase)
.39 per pound/$1.95 per bag


Pilgrim’s Pride Cut-Up Chicken
USDA Grade A
$1.29 per pound
.55 IP HERE
Final Price: Varies


Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis
Molten Chocolate Cake Or Molten Caramel Cake - 2.46 oz Pkg
$2
.55 IP HERE & HERE
Final Price: .35

Got Milk? (March 18th)

There's a NEW best local price!

Kroger
$1.29 per half gallon

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 17th)

Three transactions yesterday (I am sad to see this sale go...):


Total Paid: $3.51
Total Saved: $20.76 or 88%



Total Paid: $2.35
Total Saved: $37.78 or 97%



Total Paid: $1.74
Total saved: $11.20 or 89%

Target Show & Tell (March 17th)

I was reading yesterday about all these great deals Target was having--FREE Pledge wipes, FREE lightbulbs, etc. Not in my region.


Once I finished crying about it, I was going to just do the Quaker deal and leave...


But then it happened...


The little Red stickers called my name...


I was drawn to them in a trance-like state...


And this is what I got:







Total Paid: $26.86 ($8.50 OOP for the Quaker bars)

Total Saved: Um, how can I declare a savings when I spent money on things that I never intended to buy? I used $3 in coupons for the Quaker bars and got a $5 gift card back.

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 17th)

I wasn't finding everything I wanted on this trip. Instead of wasting my $10 RR, I opted to pay OOP for my transaction. How do you think I did?


Listerine, Reach floss, & Reach toothbrush
$9
Used $3 MQ from Diabetes & You book found at Wags Pharmacy
Earned $6 RR
Final Price: FREE


2 boxes of Sambucol
$11.99 each (These were marked on the shelf as $10.99, so I paid $2 more for the transaction total than I was expecting.)
Used 2 $3 MQ's from inside the boxes of previously purchased Sambucol
Used $10 EasySaver coupon x 2
Final Price: FREE plus overage

Mac & Cheese Poppers
.25 each clearance price

Total Paid: $6.82-.63 (on Gift Card)=$6.19 OOP
Total Saved: $33.45
RR's Earned: $6

CVS Show & Tell (March 17th)

I haven't been to CVS much since I got my new card. I popped in once last week to see if they had the FREE after ECB toothpaste (Like I need more toothpaste!). I left empty handed, and was quite okay with that.

I never thought they'd actually have the Irish Spring when I went in last night. Low & BEHOLD!

My purchases got so messed up, though! There's absolutely NO WAY I could break my transactions down in writing. On the first transaction, one item didn't ring up at the price I thought it was. On the second transaction, the cashier hit the wrong button for my ECB and then the manager accidentally cashed it out. The manager was doing refunds and re-rings, and I wanted to ask the poor guy if he'd ever heard of a "Post Void".

All I can tell you is that I have a total of $1 more ECB's and approximately $4 more on money cards than when I went in.

So, after they paid me $5, I walked out with this:


Some of the Natural Dentist mouthwash was on clearance for $1.75. I used $2 IP's HERE. Now I'll send off for the $10 Mail-in-Rebate! Woohoo!

The fleece Doggers were on clearance for .99!

Check out the other coupon matches here.

REDBOX Code for March 18th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: GTL456

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Got Milk? (March 16th)

I totally forgot about posting this last week, but I never really noticed a great price either.

The best local price on milk this week is:

Brookshire's
$3.08-3.24

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 16th)

I went back to Brookshire's today (SHOCKING!) to scoop up some more deals:

Total Paid: $4.37
Total Saved: $26.05 or 89%



Total Paid: $8.87
Total Saved: $27.40 or 78%

By the way, the Whole Grain Pop-Tarts are now on sale at two locations (I haven't been to the third location to check) for just .98. Some packages still have $1 peelies, but not all.

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 14th)

My first transaction at Brookshire's turned out wrong. The cheese was not signed correctly and then my catalina didn't print.

Total Paid: $21.22
Total Refunded due to errors: $10.17
Actual Total Paid: $11.05
Total Saved: $20.00


Second trip was a JACKPOT! The Pop-Tarts were on sale for .98 (Only 3 varieties and only at this location!) and they all had $1 peelies on them. I got paid 2 cents for every box (16 of them=32 cents)!
Total Paid: $8.50
Total saved: $54.64 or 89%

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 14th)

I started with 2 $10 RR's from the Huggies Deal, so I needed to roll them into something else to be able to do the Huggies Deal again.


2 cans of Walgreens infant formula (Hopefully the last cans I'll ever have to buy!)
2/$28

Used 2 $10 RR's

Total Paid: $9.96
Total Saved: $21.98
RR's Earned: $10

3 packs of Huggies
$30
Used (1) $5 IP and (2) $3 IP's HERE

2 Jack's Frozen Pizzas
$1.09 Clearance Price

Girl's Pink Tights
.50 Clearance Price

Used $10 RR from previous transaction

Total Paid: $8.97
Total Saved: $36.96
RR's Earned: $10

REDBOX Code for March 16th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: 2GR4N8

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

On My Shoulders

I have a little angel on my shoulder. I have a little devil on my other shoulder. They both whisper in my ear. I don't always hear them over the noise my three children make, but they're there.

When I found a $100 bill on the ground in Old Navy, neither of them spoke. My decision to give it to the manager was not even really a decision--it was an instinct.

When I was leaving Old Navy, the little angel said,"You're not going to use that 30% off coupon you printed. Why not pass it along to someone else?" I scanned the lines and went to the lady with the fullest shopping cart and handed it to her. It thrilled me to make someone else's day.

However, when I found Pop-tarts on sale for .98 that had $1 peelies on them--I cleared the shelf! Thank you little devil! Sorry other customers... :D

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 13th)


Quick trip to Brookshire's (in the rain) and my FAVORITE cashier was working! No problems tripling here! See most of the coupon matches here.

Total Paid: $3.40
Total Saved: $20.48 or 88%

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 13th)


I did the Huggies deal again.

This was my last Irish Spring. $4.49 for 4=$1.12 each. Like I said, if I had realized what this deal was, I wouldn't have done it. That's what I get for being too froggy and jumping too fast.

Fillers were Royal chocolate pudding and M&M's (not pictured).

I used a $10 RR from buying Walgreens infant formula.

Total Paid: $12.57
Total Saved: $31.16
Earned $10 RR

Walgreens (March 15th thru 21st)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read this first.

Freebies:

Selected Reach & Listerine Products
3/$9
$3/3 MQ from 3/15 SS insert (may be regional)
Earns $6 RR WYB 3
Final Price: FREE

Cheapies:

Duncan Hines Brownie mix
$1
.35 MQ from 2/1 SS insert
Final Price: .65

7UP, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry, 2-Liters
4/$5
Earns $2 RR WYB 4
Final Price: $3 for 4 or .75 each

Walgreens brand diapers
$2/9
$2 Walgreens IVC from Pharmacy Savings Program booklet
Final Price: $2.50 each
***The Comfort-Stretch Premium kind is really great!***

Maybe's:

The monthly Dove Deal will be sweetened with lots of coupons in Sunday's paper and a 25% off SALE! I'll try to get some scenarios up after I get some prices.

The basic idea is:

Buy 4, get $2 RR
Buy 6, get $6 RR
Buy 8, get $10 RR

This applies to all full-size Dove products, so I'm sure they'll be a great deal to be had!

CVS (March 15th thru 21st)

New to shopping at CVS? Read this first!

Freebies:

*Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday ONLY!*
Irish Spring Body Wash, 15-18 oz.
$4.99
.50 MQ from 3/15 insert
Earns $4.99 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus .50 overage after coupon & ECB's

Colgate Max White Toothbrush or Toothpaste
$2.99
.75 MQ from 3/15 insert
Earns $2.99 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus .75 overage after coupon & ECB's

Dry Idea Deodorant
$2.99
$2 IP HERE
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus $1.01 overage after coupon & ECB's
***See note on Right Guard below.***

Cheapies:

Right Guard Deodorant
$2.99
Look for 55 cent peelies
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: .44-.99
***You can do this OR the Dry Idea--not both!***

Spend $15 on selected grocery products, get $5 ECB's:

The best scenario is if the Quaker Fiber Chewy bars are included.
Buy 6 boxes @ $2.50.
Use 6 $1 MQ's from 2/8 RP insert
OOP: $9
Final Price: $4 after coupons & ECB's

Maybe's:

Bic Soliel Razor 1 ct. or Cartridges 4 ct.
$6.99
$2 MQ from the 3/15 SS insert (might be regional)
Earns $3 ECB's
Final Price: $1.99

Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers
$3.50
$1/2 Pantene products or $2/2 Stylers from 2/8 P&G insert
Earns $2 ECB's WYB 2 (LIMIT 5)
Final Price: $1.50-$2 each

Spend $7 on Band-Aid's or Neosporin, get $3 ECB's. LIMIT 1. (There were $1 MQ's in the 2/8 SS insert.)

Spend $15 on selected Hershey's products, get $5 ECB's. LIMIT 1.

Selected Glade products are $4/10 and get $3 ECB's. LIMIT 5. (I'll keep my eyes peeled for a good coupon match-up, but so far I'm not thrilled with this deal.)

There's a Dove ECB deal, but you'll be better off using your Dove coupons at Walgreens next week.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 12th)


When I checked out at Brookshire's last night, my cashier was obviously very experienced and knowledgable. She was friendly and efficient--a little too efficient! She manually entered my IP's so they would not double or triple! I was so sad, but I genuinely do not have a problem with it because the coupon clearly states "Do Not Double or Triple". I mean, I'll take it when it doubles or triples, but I can't argue with the writing on the wall (er, the coupon). It put my total $2 more than I was expecting.

They were also out of my favorite variety of the Fiber One bars. :(

You can see most of the coupon matches here.

Total Paid: $11.36
Total Saved: $21.74 or 68%

P.S. Does it make anyone else sick to buy trash bags? I mean, I'm buying something with the intention of throwing it away! I had to buy some decent ones though--I'm so tired of 13 gallon trash bags not being BIG enough for a 13 gallon trash can! UGH!

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 12th)


I finally did the Huggies deal! And I'll be doing it a couple more times today and tomorrow. The pic only shows two packs, but I did buy three--I've just already given one away!

My Irish Spring rolled again. That's 3 for the price of 1 so far.

The Glade was free.

The Allergy medicine was $3.99 and I'll get that plus 10% back on my Gift Card.

Lastly, the Dry Idea was a little "deal-gone-wrong". The ad states 2.25-4oz. Dry Idea deodorant is $2.99 and will produce a $2 RR. There's a $2 IP HERE. The one I got was on Clearance for $2.29. I though I had really scored! But no RR printed. I'm not sure why. Still, it's a 29 cent deoderant for my "Donate" pile.

I also used a $10 RR from buying Walgreens infant formula.

Total Paid: $13.78
RR's Earned: $10
Rebates Earned: $4.38
Profit of 60 cents!

Sisterhood Award


Sisterhood...I think that perfectly describes our blog community. I have learned so much from other blogs, from forums, from links recommended by others. I would not have the knowledge and abilities to do couponing like this if it hadn't been for those who have helped me along the way.

I received this award from Together We Save. She's kind of a newbie, but she is sure starting to spread those wings!

I'm supposed to nominate 5 blogs that show Attitude and/or Gratitude.






Yup, these ladies have it! Attitude & Gratitude! And I love their blogs and appreciate their hard work!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Coupon Preview for March 15th

Before I started seriously couponing, I don't think I ever noticed that coupon inserts can often coincide with a current sale. This week is a FANTASTIC example of that!

Walgreens will have all Dove products at 25% off WITH a Register Reward promotion, and there will be lots of Dove coupons in this Sunday's paper.

There will also be a Register Reward deal with Listerine and Reach dental products at Walgreens with corresponding coupons this week.

There should be an Irish Spring coupon that will create a moneymaker at CVS after coupon and ExtraCare Bucks.

So, if you're just thinking about getting into this "coupon thing", this could be a great week to do so!

I'm also happy to report that I should be able to replenish my Pillsbury coupon supply this week.

The Coupon Clippers are only previewing two inserts: 1 SmartSource and 1 Red Plum. However, I received an e-mail direct from Procter & Gamble telling me to expect an insert this week.

Once again, I'm wary of my region's variances. I wouldn't be surprised if we miss out on the Listerine/Reach coupons. I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago, though: after badmouthing our region and the lack of Garnier coupons, we got 'em! Should I keep up the smacktalk?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

FREE Route 44 Drinks at Sonic!

My mother-in-law is a genius! How many of you can say that?

She told me how I could get Route 44 drinks for FREE at Sonic Drive-In! This may just be a local deal, but check the bottom of your last or next Sonic receipt. There might be a survey opportunity that will yield you a validation code for a FREE Route 44 beverage. The survey requires a touch-tone phone and takes about 2 minutes.

Then, go to Sonic and get your FREE Route 44 drink. And you'll get another receipt with another survey oppurtunity! I've only done this once so far, but my MIL has kept hers rolling for a couple months, I believe.

How cool is that?

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 10th)


Most of these items are from last week's sale. Check out this week's rundown here.
Total Paid: $4.22
Total Saved: $19.38 or 84%

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 10th)


Here's the deal with the Irish Spring Body Wash. You buy the first one, and a Register Reward prints for a FREE one. The registers are not reading the RR, so cashiers/managers are entering a $4.49 manufacturer's coupon instead. Then a new Register Reward generates with your purchase. You may have problems with this deal if you choose to do it. Some peole are reporting that stores are not giving customers the new RR. I think they have full right to do so. The manager at the store I went to yesterday had no problem giving me the new RR. Just a little FYI.

The Glade was free.

Remember the Vent Fresh thingie from January? Not only did I get a moneymaking rebate from Wags and a pending full rebate from the manufacturer, but there was a coupon for a free refill in the package. I found a tearpad at Walmart for a FREE movie ticket WYB 2 Vent Fresh products. They were $2.49: one was free and I used a $2 RR on the other=.49 movie!

Total Paid: $1.70

Total Saved: $19.48 plus the cost of a movie ticket!

Brookshire's March 11-17

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 per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value.

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

Here are the package deals this week:

1. Spend $10 on participating store brand items, you get a coupon for $1 off a future purchase, including at the gas pump.

Here are the rest of the deals:

Post Cereal
Honeycomb, Original-14.5 oz or Chocolate-13.5 oz,
Cocoa Pebbles or Fruity Pebbles-13 oz,
Golden Crisp-17 oz
Alpha Bits-13.5 oz
$2
.55 MQ for Honeycomb from 3/1 SS insert
Final Price: .35 for Honeycomb

Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, 10 oz Bottle
$2.50
$1.50 MQ for Intensive Rescue from 1/18 RP insert (expires 3/15!)
.55 MQ from 1/18 RP insert (expires 3/15!)

Final Price: .85-$1

Pilgrim’s Pride Split Chicken Breasts
.99 per pound
.55 IP HERE (There is apparently no limit on this coupon!)
.55 MQ from a January SS insert (not sure which one)
Final Price: varies but SUPER GOOD DEAL!

Zatarain’s Rice Mix, 6 oz to 8 oz Box
$1
.75/2 MQ from 2/8 RP insert
Final Price: .63 each WYB 2

Betty Crocker Potatoes
$1
.40 IP HERE
Final Price: FREE with possible overage!

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, 5.9 oz to 9 oz Box
$2
.75/2 IP HERE
.75/2 IP
HERE
.50 MQ for Stickerz variety from 2/1 SS insert
.50/2 MQ from 2/8 & 3/8 SS inserts
Final Price: .50 for Stickerz variety, $1.25-1.62 each wyb 2

General Mills Bars, 5 Ct to 12 Ct Box
$2
.50 MQ for Fiber One from 1/25 & 3/8 SS inserts
.60 IP
HERE for Fiber One
.60 IP HERE for Fiber One
$1.35 IP
HERE for Fiber One Mocha variety
.50 MQ for Nature Valley from 3/8 SS insert
.60 IP
HERE for Nature Valley
.60 IP HERE for Nature Valley
Final Price: .20-.50 (or .65 for Mocha)

General Mills Snacks, 7.5 oz to 8.75 oz Bag
$1.50
.50 MQ for Chex Mix from 1/25 & 2/22 SS inserts
.60 IP
HERE for Chex Mix
.60 IP HERE for Chex Mix
Final Price: FREE with possible overage!

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 9 oz to 13 oz Bag
(Does Not Include Light Or Natural Varieties)
Buy One Get One Free
Final Price: unsure

Why, O Coupons, Why?

I just need to vent a small frustration...

I stocked UP on Pillsbury biscuits during the Daytona Event, only for them to go on sale at $1 with a MONEYMAKING catalina deal two weeks later after I'd used almost all my coupons.

This past week, I was so proud of myself for getting Fiber One bars and Nature Valley granola bars for just 70 cents. This week, I could have used those same coupons to get them for just 20 cents! UGH!

However, when I hold on to my coupons waiting for a better deal, it doesn't always come along.

I know I have no real reason to complain--I'm still getting good deals. But kicking myself all the time is starting to hurt a little... :D

REDBOX Code for March 11th

As I mentioned previously, REDBOX is giving us FREE movies on Wednesdays in March!

Today's code is: JBG123

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Brookshire's Show & Tell (March 8th)


I happen to think this was a pretty ROCKIN' trip to Brookshire's, although it was much more than I usually spend there.

I had a 10% off coupon that I had earned for my January/February spending. I was hoping that the 10% would come off the pre-coupon price--but it was not so. :( Still, it saved me $5.

Lowdown on the Lysol:


The large green cans were on Clearance for $1.95
I used (3) $2 MQ's to score overage

The rest were on sale for $2 each
I used various IP coupons HERE

Total for all the Lysol was $4.00.

Total Paid: $51.06
Total Saved: $66.93 or 59%

But wait! I got $3.21 back in cash because the hot dogs didn't ring up right. I'll get $3.99 back from a mail-in rebate on the Pops cereal. I also received a $1 OYNO coupon.
I'll tell you what really did me in was the $ 7 worth of milk and this:


YUM-O!

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 8th)


I thought I had read somewhere that the Irish Spring Body Wash was $4.49 and was giving a $4.49 Register Reward. That was SO not the case! It gave me a coupon for a free body wash. I'm going to use it tomorrow, and hope that I get another coupon! We'll see. If I had known, I wouldn't have gotten it...


Oh, well! $1.81 OOP here for 4 Hairsprays, 2 Conditioners, 1 Shampoo, and a body wash. I saved $24.50.
See coupon matches here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Huggies Deal @ Walgreens

There's a great Register Reward promo at Walgreens this week:

Buy $25 in participating Kimberly-Clark products, receive $10 RR.

There are several participating products, but the really great deals involve Huggies diapers & wipes.

The diapers are $10 per jumbo pack and the wipes are $6 per pack (184-232 ct).

Right now, there are $5 and $3 IP's HERE.

If you were lucky, then you also printed some of these about 10 days ago, before they were reset.

The original ones (from 10 days ago) stated "Save $5 on one Gentle Care Product" and "Save $3 on one Natural Fit Product". The new ones were changed to state "Diaper Products", so they may not work on the wipes.

There is also a Walgreens children's activity book that has a $1 coupon for Huggies diapers. This is one of their Instant Coupons that can be combined with the manufacturer coupon and applies $1 to each qualifying item.

If you have all these coupons, your transaction might look like this:

2 Huggies Gentle Care diapers: $10x2=$20
1 Huggies Gentle Care wipes: $6
Total: $20+$6=$26
Coupons:
(3) $5 IP's=$15
Walgreens Instant Coupon $1x2=$2
Total: $15+$2=$17
OOP: $26-$17=$9
Register Rewards Earned: $10
Final Price: Profit of $1

Now, this scenario is highly unlikely, but possible if you have all the necessary factors. I haven't been able to find the Gentle Care wipes like some have, though.

Here's a more basic scenario based on what's available now:

2 packs of Gentle Care diapers: 2x$10=$20
1 pack of Natural fit diapers: $10
Total: $30
Coupons:
(2) $5 IP's=$10
(1) $3 IP
Total: $10+$3=$13
OOP: $30-$13=$17
Register Rewards Earned: $10
Final Price: $7

If you have Huggies mailer coupons, you have other options as well.

You can use Register Rewards from other promotions to pay for this as well, like from the Dove deal last week. However, do not use Register Rewards from this promotion to pay for this promotion or your new Register Reward will not print.

Just a note: The Gentle Care diapers are only available up to Size 2. The Natural Fit diapers are available in Size 3 and up.

Walgreens (March 8th thru March 14th)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read this first.

Freebies:

Coffeemate Creamers
$2.49 Buy One Get One Free
$1.50 IP HERE (Use 2 coupons--YMMV)
Final Price: FREE plus .51 overage

Garnier Fructis Hair Care
$2.99
$1 MQ from 2/8 RP insert
$2 Easysaver Coupon (page 18)
Final Price: FREE

Glade Scented Oil Sense and Spray Starter Kit
$7.99
$4 MQ from 2/8 SS insert
$4 Easysaver Coupon (page 29)
Final Price: FREE
***There is a BOGO FREE IP HERE. Buy 2, use the BOGO and the Easysaver Coupon and they will both be free. Or you can try using 1 BOGO, 1 $4 MQ, and the Easysaver Coupon for a profit (YMMV!).

Glade Lasting Impressions
$7.99
$4 MQ from 2/8 SS insert
$4 Easysaver Coupon (page 29)
Final Price: FREE
***There is a BOGO FREE IP HERE. Buy 2, use the BOGO and the Easysaver Coupon and they will both be free. Or you can try using 1 BOGO, 1 $4 MQ, and the Easysaver Coupon for a profit (YMMV!).

Cheapies:

Gillette Fusion Gamer
$8.99
$4 MQ from 2/8 P&G insert
Earns $4 Register Reward
Final Price: .99 after coupon and RR

Rightguard Deodorant
$2.99
Earns $2 Register Reward
Final Price: .99

Crest ProHealth Toothpaste
$2.49
$1 MQ from 2.8 P&G insert
Earns $1 RR
Final Price: .49

Butterball Chicken Broth
$1.19
.50 off each after in-ad coupon
*Buy 9 & Submit for $5 Easysaver Rebate #29
OOP: $6.21
Final Price: $1.21 after in-ad coupon & rebate (.71 if you get the rebate on a Walgreens gift card for 10% bonus!)

Advil PM
$4.49
$2 IP HERE
Earns $2 Register Reward
Final Price: .49

Buy $25 in participating Kimberly-Clark products, receive $10 RR:

Huggies Diapers
$10
$5 IP for Gentle Care variety (from coupons.com sidebar to the right)
$3 IP for Natural Fit variety (from coupons.com sidebar to the right)
$1 Wags Q from children's activity book

Huggies Wipes
$6
Some people are reporting using the same IP coupons mentioned above

(I'll try to get some scenarios up in a separate post.)

Maybe's:

Irish Spring Body Wash
$4.49
Receive RR for your next one FREE. Some people are reporting that when you use the FREE coupon to buy one, another coupon for a FREE one prints and so on. Endless body wash this week?

Menu Plan: March 9th-15th

I've come to accept that Menu Planning and I have an "on-again, off-again" type of relationship.

Here's this week's attempt:

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Meatball Lasagna

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken served with rice & corn

Thursday: Steak, baked potatoes, & broccoli

Friday: Chicken Enchiladas

Saturday: Chili Dogs

Sunday: Pot Roast with carrots & potatoes

CVS (March 8th thru March 14th)

New to shopping at CVS? Read this first!


Freebies:


Crest Pro Health Toothpaste
$2.99
$1 MQ from 3/1 P&G insert
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus .01 overage after coupon & ECB's


Cheapies:


General Mills Cereal, Cereal Bars, or Granola Bars
$3.33
.60 IP for Nature Valley Granola Bars HERE
.55 IP for Lucky Charms cereal HERE
Earns $5 ECB's WYB 3 (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: $3.20-3.35 for 3 boxes


Garnier Fructis Hair Care
$3.33
$1 MQ from 1/4 RP and 2/8 RP inserts
Earns $5 ECB's WYB 3 (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: $2 for 3 bottles after 3 coupons and ECB's

Palmolive
$1.49
Earns $1 ECB (LIMIT 2)
Final Price: .49 after ECB's

Herbal Essence
$2.88
$3/2 from the 2/8 P&G insert
Earns $1 ECB (LIMIT 6)
Final Price: .38 each WYB 2 after coupons and ECB's

Secret Flawless Deodorant
$3.99
$2 MQ from 2/22 RP insert
Earns $1 ECB (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: .99 after coupon and ECB's

Arm & Hammer
$6.99 BOGO FREE
$1 IP HERE (Use 2 coupons)
Final Price: $2.50 each after coupons

REDBOX Code for March 9th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: F3T9L6

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Coupon Preview for March 8th

There will be two inserts in this Sunday's paper: 1 SmartSource and 1 Red Plum/Valassis.

There's a few good ones:
.50 off Fiber one bars
$1 off Garnier Hair Care (This will produce FREE hair care at Wags next week!)
$1 off ANY Hefty Wast bag

But I'm afraid the ones I want are the ones that will magically disapper from my region's inserts. Guess we'll find out on Sunday!

Check out the full preview here.

Brookshire's March 4-10

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.

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

Here are the package deals this week:

1. Spend $10 on participating store brand items, you get a coupon for $1 off a future purchase, including at the gas pump.

Here are the rest of the deals:

Kellogg’s Cereal
Frosted Flakes - 14 oz,
Froot Loops Or Apple Jacks - 8.7 oz,
Cookie Crunch 10.5 oz,
Hannah Montana - 9.5 oz
High School Musical - 9 oz Box
$2
$1/2 IP HERE
$1/2 MQ from 2/22 RP insert
Final Price: $1.50 each WYB 2

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, 8 Ct Box
$1.50
Look for $1 peelies on the "Made with Whole Grain" variety
Final Price: .50

Lysol Cleaners
Bottle Or Can, 22 oz to 40 oz
Disinfectant Wipes (Spring Waterfall Or Dual Action), 28 Ct To 35 Ct Canister
$2
Multiple IP coupons HERE (ranging from .50 to $1/2)
Various MQ from 1/25 SS, 2/1 SS, & 2/8 SS
Final price: .35-$1.50

Suave Skin Therapy Lotion, 10 oz Bottle
$1.50
$1 MQ from 1/11 RP insert
Final Price: .50

Sure Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, 2.6 oz to 2.7 oz Pkg
$1.89
$1 IP HERE
Final Price: .89

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz Pkg
$1.69
.40 MQ from 2/8 insert
.50 IP from coupons.com sidebar to the right
Final Price: .19-.49

Kraft Easy Mac Cups, 2.05 oz Cup
.68

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, 6 Ct To 10 Ct Box
$2
.50/2 MQ from 2/8 insert (Should be another one like this 3/8)
.75/2 from coupons.com sidebar to the right
Final Price: $1.25-$1.63 each WYB 2

Dial Bar Soap, 3-pk
$1.89
.35 MQ from 1/4 insert (Should be another one like this 3/8)
Final Price: .84

Pillsbury Cake Mix, 18.25 oz To 18.9 oz Box
.87

Pilgrim's Pride Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets or Chicken Breast Tenderloins Individually Quick Frozen USDA Government Inspected 3 Lb Bag
$4.99
.55 MQ from 1/? SS insert
.55 IP HERE
Final Price: $3.34

Baking Size Russet Potatoes
.49 per pound

California Navel Oranges
.49 per pound

Northwest Pears
.79 per pound

Premium Strawberries, 1 Lb Pkg
$1.99

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 4th)


I didn't pay a penny out of pocket for this. I used my fat gift card and Register Rewards. I went in with $11 in RR's and $53.85 on my gift card=$64.85. I left with only $4.61 on my gift card, but $57 in RR's=$61.61. So I paid $3.24, I guess. My Bebe Girl needed formula and I just ran out of FREE Kroger formula. Can I really complain? Um, no.

Read about my coupon matches here.

See how I made money buying Dove Soap here.

(The little things at the bottom right were carabiner clips on clearance for .05. Great filler item and my boys were happy to get them. The pink one is for me: My Bebe Girl loves to play with my keys, so I can clip them onto the shopping cart and she'll stop dropping them!)

Reader Q & A

Anonymous asked:

I have a question for you since you seem to live in my area. I would email, but the link on your profile isn't working for me. Anyway, can you tell me if Kroger doubles coupons everyday, at all, or on certain days?

Answer:

I now have my e-mail address on the top right corner--Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!

My area Kroger stores (the Delta Region) double coupons up to and including .60 everyday. They will double 8 of the each "like" coupon per transaction; others of the same type will be redeemed at face value.

Thanks for asking!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

REDBOX Code for March 4th

As I mentioned yesterday, REDBOX is giving us FREE movies on Wednesdays in March!

Today's code is: 75EA16

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

P.S. I got Australia! ;)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Walgreens Show & Tell (March 2nd)

I did two very similar transactions at Walgreens yesterday:

Transaction #1

Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion
$2.61 (Reg Price $3.49--25% off this week)
Earns $2 Register Reward
Used $1.50 MQ from 1/18 RP insert
Final Price: FREE plus .89 overage after coupon and RR

Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, 6 oz.
$3.29
Earns $3.50 Register Reward (Ad said RR would only be $3.29! Woohoo!)
Used .75 MQ from 2/22 SS insert
Final Price: FREE plus .96 overage after coupon & RR

Women's Schick Quattro Razor (with FREE MP3 player case)
$5 Clearance Price
Used $4 EasySaver Coupon (page 19)
Final Price: $1

Royal Chocolate Pudding
.39

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers
2/$1

Also used a $6 RR.

Total Paid: .90
Earned $2 & $3.50 RR's


Transaction #2
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lotion
$2.61 (Reg Price $3.49--25% off this week)
Earns $2 Register Reward
Used $1.50 MQ from 1/18 RP insert
Final Price: FREE plus .89 overage after coupon and RR

Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, 6 oz.
$3.29
Earns $3.50 Register Reward (Ad said RR would only be $3.29! Woohoo!)
Used .75 MQ from 2/22 SS insert
Final Price: FREE plus .96 overage after coupon & RR

Women's Schick Quattro Razor (with FREE MP3 player case)
$5 Clearance Price
Used $4 EasySaver Coupon (page 19)
Final Price: $1

Royal Chocolate Pudding
.39

Hairbrush
$1

Also used $6 RR

Total Paid: .90
Earned $2 & $3.50 RR's

Dove Bar Soap Deal @ Walgreens

I have not been able to confirm this deal personally, but it's too good not to mention!

I was able to do this deal twice today, and it worked like a charm!

The 3.15 oz. Dove Beauty Bar Soap is regularly priced at $1.39. There is an in-ad coupon this week on page 9 of the weekly ad making them .99. Coupon says "Limit 3".

There is an unadvertised Dove Register Reward that is printing for this item:

Buy 4, get $2 RR
Buy 6, get $6 RR
Buy 8, get $8 RR

HOWEVER!!! People are reporting that a $10 RR is printing when you buy 8.

Additionally, the coupon says "Limit 3". Registers at different stores do different things, so it may limit you to 3 or it may make all 8 just .99.

I can't promise you how it would for you, but here are some scenarios:

Scenario #1: (WORST CASE)

3 bars @ .99
5 bars @ 1.39
Pay $8.93
Get $8 RR
Final Price: .93 for 8 bars

Scenario #2:

8 bars @ .99
Pay $7.92
Get $8 RR
Final Price: .08 PROFIT

Scenario #3:

3 bars @ .99
5 bars @ 1.39
Pay $8.93
Get $10 RR
Final Price: $1.07 PROFIT

Scenario #4: (BEST CASE)

8 bars @ .99
Pay $7.92
Get $10 RR
Final Price: $2.08 PROFIT

As long as the RR prints, it's a good deal however it ends up calculated. I'll be doing it tomorrow, and I'll let you know how it turns out for me!

UPDATE: I got all eight bars for .99 and received a $10 RR! Nice!

Thanks to Erin and A Full Cup for all the details!