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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just wanted to say that I'm sorry that the posts have been few and far between this month. With everything going on in December, it is hard to find a spare moment to look for deals and then post them. We've been living off our stockpile lately, and I haven't had a lot of extra time to go shopping for GREAT deals.

(I've even purchased items at Sam's that I knew I could get a much better deal on at other stores just for the convenience factor...shocking, huh? :)

Needless to say, our grocery budget has been strange this month. I haven't been spending a lot more since we are using up some of our stockpile, but I also haven't been adding much to our stockpile since I haven't been using many coupons. That means that comes January I will be hitting the coupons with a vengeance!!

We are planning on visiting some of my family in Arkansas this next week, and then spending the remainder of the Christmas holiday enjoying time with our family. (Well, those were the plans before 2 of our 3 boys got sick today...praying that they get over it quickly and that no one else gets what they have so we can stick with our plans!)

Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and enjoy spending time with your families!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

GREAT Yoplait Coupon

There is a new coupon available for $0.50 off 4 cups of Yoplait Yogurt. Usually you'll find coupons for $0.40 off 6 cups, or $0.50 off 8 cups, so this is a GREAT coupon to print.

Yoplait yogurt is usually priced around $0.50 a cup.

Albertsons prices Yoplait a little higher, seems like it is more like $0.79 a cup, but they put them on sale quite regularly. If you wait for a sale, remember that this coupon will double up to a $1.00...so we should get a GREAT deal!

Go here to print this coupon.

(I was only able to print this coupon off once per computer.)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Proud Mom Moment

This post has nothing at all to do with saving money or coupons, but I still wanted to share it. I was going through my sons' backpacks after school today...sorting through papers, homework, lunches, etc. I came across an assignment that my middle son, Aaron, had at school, and I just had to share it with you.

The assignment was to write a very short story that began with this sentence...I went to the North Pole and saw a reindeer...

This is his story:

I went to the North Pole and saw a reindeer. The reindeer were asleep.

I saw Santa Claus. He said, "How am I going to deliver all the presents? It's already Christmas."

"It doesn't matter about the presents. It's about Jesus' birthday. Their parents might give them presents," I said. "Why don't you just think about Jesus this year!"

He said, "Yes."

That year Santa and the reindeer had the best Christmas ever. Santa learned a good thing.


When I read this story, I have to say I was just so proud of my little man!!

As a mom, there are so many things that we try to teach our children, and some days it is hard to know if the lessons we try to teach them are sinking in. Reading his story made me realize that he really is learning those lessons that we are trying to teach him.

We sometimes have to tell our kids the same thing a hundred different times before they get it, but don't give up...keep on teaching those lessons that are important to you. When they get it you'll have an amazing proud mom moment too!!

If you have a proud mom moment that you'd like to share, leave a comment below!! I know that we all love to brag on our kids! :)

FREE (???) Milky Way Candy Bars



There's a great new coupon on coupons.com for $0.50 off 2 Milky Way Candy Bars. This coupon will double at Albertsons, so there's a strong possibility that we'll be able to get FREE chocolate!! It seems like these candy bars go on sale for around $0.50 at Albertsons quite regularly...I've also seen them go on sale Buy one Get one FREE. If they go on sale before this coupon expires we'll be able to get some FREE chocolate...YEA!!!

Go here to print this coupon.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Even More Gerber Coupons


Go here and "like" Gerber on Facebook and you should be able to print out even more HIGH VALUE coupons!!

The coupons that are available are:

-$3.00 off any 32 oz. Gerber Good Start Ready To Feed Formula
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Crawlers Snacks
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Toddlers Snacks
-$2.00 off any 3 Gerber Graduates for Preschoolers Snacks

These coupons are only available to print for a very short time, so if you are interested you need to print now before they are no longer available. On Gerber's Facebook page it says that the coupons will only be available for 24 hours, and that was posted 8 hours ago...so if you want to print them, print them now!!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Gerber Coupons

There are some new high value coupons available for baby food/formula at coupons.com.

Coupons include:

-$5.00 off any can of Enfagrow Formula

-$5.00 off Enfamil (Premium Newborn or Premium Infant)

-$1.00 off when you buy 3 2-packs of Gerber NatureSelect 2nd Foods Purees

-$1.00 when you buy 3 jars of Gerber NatureSelect 3rd Foods Purees

-Buy 2 4-packs of Gerber Yogurt Blends Get one FREE

-Buy 2 4-packs of Gerber Graduates Yogurt Blends Get one FREE

Go here
to print any of these coupons. (I found them under the "Foods" Category...on pages 5 and 6).

It's been about 3 years since I've had to buy any baby food, but I remember that it was pretty pricey. These coupons should make for some pretty good deals, especially when combined with a sale. If you find these on sale, I'd stock up...check expiration dates and stock up on what you'll need.

(When my youngest son was just a few weeks old, Target had an AMAZING sale on Gerber Baby food. I was able to get jars for $0.04 each after coupons. He wasn't anywhere close to being able to eat the food, but I bought enough jars to last him for his whole first year. I came home with bags and bags of food...I think my husband thought I was crazy. :) If you find a good sale, check the expiration dates and STOCK UP...you'll really be able to save big!!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (December 1 - 7)



Albertsons will:
-double coupons up to and including $0.50
-triple coupons up to and including $0.39
-only double/triple up to 4 like coupons per transaction
-accept TWO coupons during a Buy One Get One Sale (as long as each coupon is for $X.XX off ONE product)
-allow you to combine a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon


It looks like this is the week of Buy one Get one FREE sales. Remember that when Albertsons has a BOGO sale, you are allowed to use TWO coupons! I am only going to be mentioning some of the deals that you'll find in the ad, so you'll definitely want to go through the ad to see if there are any items that I've left out that might work for your family. If you have a small family and don't think your family will benefit from BOGO sales, you might want to think about going in with a friend/family member. You can take advantage of the BOGO sales, and cut your grocery bill in half by splitting it with someone else.


PRODUCE:

Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Grape Tomatoes (Full Pint) (BOGO)

Texas Oranges (4 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Organic Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) (BOGO)

Fresh Eggplant or Celery (BOGO)

Fresh Blackberries (BOGO)

Fresh Red Bell Peppers (BOGO)

Mann's Vegetables (12 oz.) (BOGO)

Fresh Express Garden Plus Salads (BOGO)

Navel Oranges $0.99/lb.

Pink Lady Apples $0.99/lb.

Danjou Pears $0.99/lb.

Hass Avocados $0.79 each

MEAT:

Albertsons Fresh Cut Pork Loin or Rib Chops (BOGO)

Sanderson Farms Boneless, Skinless Fryer Breast or Breast Tender (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Boneless Eye of Round or Chuck Steak (BOGO)

Alberstons USDA Choice Beef Extra Lean or Tenderized Beef For Stew (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Bottom Round Steak (BOGO)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Assorted Pork Loin Chops (BOGO)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Boneless Chuck Tender Steak (BOGO)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops (BOGO)

Albertsons Petite Sirloin Steak (Pre-seasoned) (Buy one get TWO Free with in ad coupon)

Albertsons Fresh Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops (Pre-seasoned) (Buy one Get TWO FREE with in ad coupon)

Harvest Frozen Tilapia Fillets (16 oz. bag) (Buy one Get TWO FREE with in ad coupon)

GROCERY:

Tombstone Pizza (BOGO)

Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees (BOGO)

Perrier, Ozarka Aquapod, and Nestle Pure Life Water (BOGO)

Doritos (BOGO)

Langers Juice (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Langers Juice (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)

Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.50 off Birds Eye Veggies (found here)(will be doubled)
Final Price: Possibly FREE (I believe these are priced at $1.99, so you'll get two for $1.99 and if you use 2 coupons that are both doubled you'll be able to get 2 bags for FREE!!)

Mt. Olive Pickles (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Mt. Olive Pickles (found in 10/31 SmartSource insert)

Mott's Apple Sauce (6 pack) $1.79

ReddiWip $2.00
-use coupon for $0.35 off 1 (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $0.95

Sister Schubert's Frozen Rolls $2.50
-use coupon for $0.50 off 1 Sister Schubert's (found in 11/14 SmartSource) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $1.50 (I have to admit that I would buy these at full price...they are DELICIOUS!!)

Health and Beauty:

Entire Line of Vitamins (BOGO)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Flintstones Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Nature's Bounty Your Life Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $1.00 off One A Day Vitamins (found here)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Centrum Vitamins (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Ricola Cough Drops (BOGO)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Ricola (found in 10/17 SmartSource insert)

Ivory Bar Soap or Body Wash (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.25 off Ivory (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)

Zest Bar Soap (BOGO)
-use coupon for $0.35 off Zest (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)

BUY 10 AND SAVE $5.00 (MIX OR MATCH)
-If you buy 10 of the items listed below, you will save $5.00 instantly at checkout. The price I list will be assuming that you are buying in groups of 10
.

Banquet Frozen Dinners $0.69

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $0.49

-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE

Folgers Classic Roast Coffee $6.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Folgers (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $5.49

Tide Laundry Detergent $9.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Tide (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $8.49

Lipton/Knorr Rice Sides or Pasta Sides $0.88

Grower's Pride Orange Juice $1.49

Select General Mills Cereal (Make sure to pick up ONLY the sizes that are included in the sale) $1.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 select General Mills Cereal (found in 11/14 General Mills insert, here, and here)
Final Price: $1.98 for 2 (or $0.99 each)

7-Up, Sunkist, or A&W Root Beer $0.88

Powerade Sports Drink $0.79

Horizon Milk $2.99


Sobe Life Water or Fuze $0.88

Cheez-It Crackers $2.49

-use coupon for $1.00 off 3 Cheez-It Crackers (found here)
Final Price: $6.47 for 3 (or $2.16 each)

Charmin Basic Bath Tissue (12 double roll) $5.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off Charmin Basic (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $4.49

Bounty Basic Paper Towels (8 roll) $5.49
-use coupon for $0.25 off Bounty (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $4.74

Scenario for Buy 10 and Save $5.00
-Buy 4 Green Giant Vegetables $0.49 each
use 2 $0.50 off 2 coupons
-Buy 6 General Mills Cereal $1.49 each
use 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons (1 from newspaper, and 2 from here)
Final Price: $5.94


3 Day Sale (12/3 to 12/5)

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.77/lb.

Shelled Pecan Halves $3.99 (12 oz)

Best Choice Sugar $1.69 (4 lb. bag) (limit 2)

Niagara Water (24 pack) $1.88 (limit 1)

Velveeta Cheese $3.99 (32 oz.) (limit 2)

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (December 1 - 7)


MEAL DEAL:

BUY:
2 HEB Ground Round (85% lean), Ground Sirloin (90% lean), Lean Ground Beef (93% lean), Extra Lean Ground Beef (96% lean), Ground Turkey Breast (99% lean) 16 oz. rolls or 2 HEB Fully Cooked Ground Beef (11 oz.)
GET FREE:
Fresh Express Premium Romaine or Green & Crisp Garden Salad
HEB Pasta Sauce
HEB Pasta
HEB Fancy Shredded Cheese

(I believe that the price for the ground beef starts around $2.97 and goes up depending on what you buy. I am down to my last pound of ground beef and my last 2 jars of spaghetti sauce, so I'll probably be doing this deal a few times. It's not the best price I've seen for ground beef, but when you factor in the items that you get free it's a pretty good deal.)

COMBO LOCOS:

Merry Christmas Mommy Deal:

BUY:
HEB Baby Plus Pack Box Diapers (100 to 160 count)
AND
HEB Baby Scented Wipes (432 count box)
GET FREE:
Bodycology Trial Size Mist
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Travel Size Body Wash
Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essential Anti-Perspirant
Soyjoy all Natural Fruit & Soy Bar
Conair Styling Essentials Elastics
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap
HEB Triple Size Cotton Balls

BUY:
Angel Soft Bath Tissue (12 double rolls)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue (found here You'll need to change the zip code to 10011 to find this coupon)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 1 Angel Soft Bath Tissue (found in 9/19 and 11/14 RedPlum inserts)
GET FREE:
Sparkle Paper Towels (3 count)

BUY:

Nestle Toll House Morsels
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Nestle Toll House Morsels (found here)
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare Coconut Flakes
Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Appeteasers (Buffalo or Sweet BBQ)
GET FREE:
HEB Peanuts (16 oz.)

BUY:
Kiolbassa Home Style Polska Kielbasa or Roasted Garlic Smoked Sausage
GET FREE:
Kraft Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
Bush's Best Pinto Beans

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Breasts, Chicken Strips or Steak Fingers
GET FREE:
Simply Mashed Potatoes or Simply Macaroni and Cheese

BUY:
Ragu Alfredo Sauce
-use coupon for FREE Pasta when you buy 2 jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
3 Hill Country Fare Vermicelli

BUY:
Swanson Chicken Broth (32 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Swanson Broth Cartons (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Broth (32 oz.)

BUY:
Folgers Classic Roast Coffee (11.3 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Folgers Product (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Classic Roast Coffee (11.5 - 13 oz.)

BUY:
HEB Premium Orange Juice (64 oz.)
GET FREE:
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls

BUY:
Quaker Instant Oatmeal (10.1 - 18.2 oz.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
Better Oats Instant Oatmeal (4.9 - 8.1 oz.)

BUY:
2 Nesteas (12 pack)
GET 3rd FREE

BUY:
Boursin Spreads
GET FREE:
Kaukauna Cheese Ball, Log, or Cup

BUY:
1/2 lb. of HEB Artisan Cheddar Cheese
GET FREE:
HEB Premium Quality Entertainer Crackers

BUY:
HEB Chef Prepared Sandwich
GET FREE:
HEB Chef Prepared Small Green Salad

BUY:
2 International Delight Coffee Creamers
-use coupon for $0.55 off 1 International Delight Creamer (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert and here)
GET FREE:
Sour Cream Donuts (6 ct.)

BUY
:
HEB Fully Cooked Texas Ranch Chicken
GET FREE:
HEB Zesty Italian or Hearts of Romaine Salad

BUY:
HEB Fresher Lasting Salsa
GET FREE:
HEB Tortilla Chips

BUY:
IMUSA 32 Steamer with Glass Lid and Soft Touch Handles ($24.97)
GET FREE:
Boston Butt Pork Roast (max. value $5.00)
Girasol Corn Husks
Bolner's Fiesta Ancho Chili Pods
Hill Country Fare All Natural Corn Masa Mix
Sun Vista Canned Beans
Ricos Queso Blanco Cheese Sauce
Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice

BUY:
1 3M Scotch Brite Scour Pad, Easy Erase or Dobie Sponges (3 pack)
GET 2nd FREE

BUY:
Bioplus Sosilk Conditioner
GET FREE:
Bioplus Sosilk Shampoo

BUY:
Christmas Fragrance Gift Set
GET FREE:
Fancy Sequins Cosmetic Bag

BUY:
Vicks NyQuil, DayQuil, VapoSyrup, Mucus Control, Plus, 44 Custom Care, VapoSray, or VapoRub
-use coupon for $1.50 off Vicks NyQuil (found in 11/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare Essentials Original or Aloe Vera Hand Sanitizer

BUY:
Dove Bar Soap (6 pack)
GET FREE:
HEB Cotton Swabs with Paper Sticks (500 ct.)

BUY:
Head & Shoulders Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1
GET FREE:
HEB Dandruff Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1

BUY:
Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razors (3 ct.)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razors (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
Gillette Series Shave Gel

BUY:
Huggies Snug & Dry Giant Pack Box Diapers or Huggies Supreme Little Movers Giant Pack Box Diapers
-use coupon for $2.00 off Huggies Little Movers Diapers (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
Funderful Bilingual Talking Phone

BUY:
Gerber Graduates Cup
GET FREE:
Gerber Baby Juice

BUY:
Avent Twin Pack Bottles
GET FREE:
HEB Baby Distilled Water (3 pack, 1 gallon bottles)

BUY:
1 Mottled Candle
GET 2nd FREE

OTHER DEALS:

HEB Seasoned Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs for Fajitas or with Texas-Style BBQ Rub
5 lbs. for $5.00

Hill Country Fare Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.97/lb.

Sanderson Farms Whole Chicken Grade A $0.87/lb.

Ball Park Meat Franks $1.00
-use coupon for $0.75 off 2 Ball Park Franks (found in 10/24 RedPlum insert)

Red Seedless Grapes $1.27/lb.

Mangos $0.69 each

Jonagold Apples $0.98/lb.

Gold Medal Flour $1.50

Suave Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant $0.99
-use coupon for $0.75 off 1 Suave Deodorant Product (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Monday, November 29, 2010

HEB: Digiorno Pizza Combo Loco

Wanted to remind you that HEB has a Combo Loco that will be ending tomorrow.

Buy: Digiorno Pizza
GET FREE: HEB Pizza


There's a coupon for the Digiorno pizza that will make this deal even better.

-$1.00 off any Digiorno pizza (12" and up) (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)

Your final price will be $4.75 for 2 pizzas, or around $2.38 each.

I think this is one of the lowest prices you'll be able to find these pizzas, so I'd definitely pick a couple of these up.

Albertsons--Pillsbury Catalina Deal

While I was out this morning, I ran by Albertsons to see if they still had the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and Crescent Rolls on sale for $1.50. My friend, Shelli, had mentioned that she bought several tubes of Cinnamon and Crescent Rolls earlier and she received a Catalina Coupon at the checkout. I decided to see if this deal would work at our local Albertsons.

The Cinnamon Rolls were no longer priced at $1.50, but the Crescent Rolls were.

I bought:

6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls ($1.50 each)
-used 3 coupons for $0.40 off 2 Crescent Rolls (found in 11/21 SmartSource insert and 11/14 General Mills insert) (doubled)
Final Price: $6.60

AND two Catalina Coupons printed for me:
-$1.00 off your next shopping order
-AND $3.00 off your next shopping order

Fine print on the coupon states:
Buy any Pillsury Refrigerated Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pie Crusts, Dinner rolls, Loaves, Breadsticks or Pizza Crust between 11/29 and 12/26 and receive:

Buy 4 and get $1.00 Catalina Coupon
Buy 5 and get $2.00 Catalina Coupon
Buy 6 or more and get $3.00 Catalina Coupon

All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back.


I'm not sure why two Catalina Coupons printed for me. According to the fine print I should have received one $3.00 Catalina...oh well, I'm definitely not complaining. :) In my opinion this is an AWESOME deal. This Catalina deal will be going through December 26th, but I'm not sure how long the sale prices will last. Hopefully we'll see other GREAT prices on Pillsbury products over the next few weeks and we'll be able to stock up and really save with the Catalinas!

Thanks Shelli for giving me the heads up on this! :)

TARGET--Great Price on Tyson Chicken Nuggets

While I was at Target looking for FREE body wash, I came across another AWESOME deal!! The bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets are price cut to $2.50 a bag...regularly priced around $5.00. In my opinion this is an amazing deal.

There is a coupon for $1.00 off Tyson Frozen Breaded Chicken that was found in the 10/10 SmartSource insert. If you have that coupon you'll be able to get a bag for only $1.50!! A definite GREAT deal.

I had already used my coupon, but I still picked up a couple of bags because it's hard to beat this price!

Please keep in mind that if you live in San Angelo our Target does not keep a large stock of food items, so if you are interested in this deal I'd head over there soon. If you find that they are sold out, you can always request a raincheck...as long as this isn't a "while supplies last" offer you should be able to get one. I didn't read the fine print on the sign to see if it was.

FREE Nivea Men's Body Wash

Did you notice that Nivea Men's Body Wash is priced at $2.99 at Target this week? Well, with the high value coupon for $3.00 off any Nivea Men's Body Wash we can get it for FREE!! This coupon was found in the 10/17 RedPlum insert and it expires tomorrow (11/30).

For those of you who live in San Angelo, I ran by our local Target to pick up some FREE body wash, but they were all sold out. I thought about getting a raincheck, but with the coupon expiring tomorrow I thought that it wouldn't be worth it. I took my Target ad to Wal-Mart and was able to price match the body wash there and get it for FREE!

Friday, November 26, 2010

CVS and Walgreens Trips (November 26)

I think I might be one of the only avid coupon shoppers that did not wake up in the wee hours of the morning to hit the Black Friday Sales. I know of several people who didn't even make it to bed last night; they were at the stores last night and continued shopping until late morning/early afternoon. I looked through the ads, but I really didn't see anything that was worth traipsing around town in the middle of the night for...not to mention the freezing temperatures. I did manage to make a run to CVS and Walgreens this afternoon, and I got some AMAZING deals, and to make it even better...the stores were almost empty. I don't know if people stopped there earlier in the day, or if they didn't think that CVS and Walgreens would have anything worth buying. This is a GREAT time of year to stock up on toiletries at little to no cost to you!! If you are new to couponing, this is the time to start your stockpile!!

I bought everything pictured below and spent...



$3.21, and saved over $150.00

I bought:

6 Herbal Essence Shampoo
2 Gillette Deodorant
1 L.A. Looks Hair Gel
5 Dr. Pepper (2 liter)
2 Oil of Olay Body Wash
1 Eucerin Body Lotion
2 Secret Body Spray
2 Colgate Total
2 Colgate Sensitive
1 Crest Vivid 3D
2 Listerine Pocket Packs
7 Oral B Toothbrushes
7 Gum Flossers
5 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5 Mars Candy (King Size)
2 Mars Candy (Regular Size)
6 Christmas Candy Sticks
1 Caramel
1 Excedrin Migraine
1 Carmex Lip Balm

I did multiple transactions since there were so few people in the stores. I would do a transaction, get my Register Reward or Extra Care Buck and then roll it into the next transaction. I started with $2.00 in Extra Care Bucks, and $8.00 in Register Rewards.
After my trip today, I left CVS with $3.18 in Extra Care Bucks and Walgreens with $23.96 in Register Rewards. I'd say it definitely was a successful shopping day!!

The Walgreens and CVS Black Friday sales are good through tomorrow (Saturday) so if you haven't taken advantage of them I'd really encourage you to get out there and save some BIG money on your toiletry items. Remember to save the most money you need to do multiple transactions and use the Register Rewards and Extra Care Bucks that you earn to pay for your next transaction!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

This morning after we ate breakfast, our boys asked if they could go outside and play for a little bit. They ran outside while I started cleaning up the house. I looked outside our kitchen window to see this:



Yes, that's our two oldest boys, on top of a play house getting ready to ride down a slide on a scooter...at least they were smart enough to put on their bicycle helmets.

They are under strict instructions to not ever try that again. :) I can just see us spending Thanksgiving Day at the emergency room because one (or both) of them has broken a bone.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with your families!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Coupon for Socks


I know many people who look forward to getting new socks, undies, etc. on Christmas morning...Christmas is not complete in our family until all the men/boys in our family get new socks from my Mamaw. :) I'm sure that a lot of you buy these for your families as Christmas presents/stocking stuffers as well.

There is a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Fruit of the Loom Ladies' Socks available here. (Find it quickly by clicking on the apparel category.)

GREAT Coupon for Birds Eye Veggies


There is an AWESOME coupon available for $0.50 off any 1 Birds Eye Variety Veggies. All you have to do is go here and "like" Birds Eye on Facebook to print this coupon. You should be able to print this coupon twice.

Albertsons has the Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies on sale for $1.00 quite regularly, so when this coupon is doubled we'll be able to get FREE veggies!! The coupon that I printed doesn't expire until 12/31/2011...so plenty of time to wait for a GREAT sale!!

I really love the Steamfresh Veggies...they cook up in no time and are a hit at my house!

FREE Nail Polish at Target



There are a couple of coupons available that should make for some FREE Nail Polish at Target!

New York Color Nail Polish (priced at $1.72 to $1.99)
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 1 New York Color product (found here)(Click on the All You Exclusives Category to find this coupon.)
-AND use Target coupon for $1.00 off New York Color Minute Nail Polish (found here)(Click on Personal Care Category to find this quickly)
Final Price: FREE!!
(You should be able to print 2 of each of these coupons per computer...so 2 FREE bottles of Nail Polish!!)

I think these would make GREAT stocking stuffers!!

Thanks Totally Target!

Kraft Coupons!!


There are some GREAT new coupons available that will match up well with some Target sales and Target coupons.

These coupons include:

$1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Bacon
$1.00 off 1 Maxwell House International Cafe or Maxwell House Coffee
$1.00 off 2 Cool Whip
$1.00 off 2 Baker's Chocolate
$1.00 off 2 Nabisco Crackers
$1.00 off 2 Kraft of Cracker Barrel Cheese
$1.00 off 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese

To print any of these coupons, go here. These are all GREAT coupons, but there are several Target coupons that will make for some AWESOME deals!! Below are the prices at Target and the Target coupons you can combine with the above coupons to get the best deals.

Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.19
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $0.88 for 2 (or $0.44 each)

Kraft Cheese (block or shredded) $1.80
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-use Target coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $1.60 for 2 (or $0.80 each)

Nabisco Crackers $2.00-$2.99 (I can't quite remember the prices that I saw, but it seems like the Wheat Thins were priced at $2.00 the last time I was there.)
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
(There is an additional coupon for $1.00 off 1 box of Wheat Thins...found here)
-use Target coupon for $1.00 off 2 Nabisco Crackers (found here)
Final Price: As low as $0.50 per box (If price is $2.00 and you use the $1.00 off 1 coupon PLUS Target coupon)

Cool Whip $0.99
-use man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 Cool Whip (found above)
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found here)
Final Price: $0.48 for 2 (or $0.24 each)

I'm not sure of the price for the remaining coupons, but there are Target coupons that you can combine with them to maximize savings!!

Oscar Mayer Bacon
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-Target coupon for $1.00 off 1 (found here)
Final Price: ???, but with the combined coupons should make for a GREAT deal! If you have access to two computers, you can use 1 manufacturer's coupon and 2 Target coupons for $1.50 off each package of bacon. If you only have one computer, you'll still be able to save $1.00 off of each package of bacon. Please keep in mind that Center Cut Bacon is pictured on the coupon. You do NOT have to buy that particular type of bacon, any Oscar Mayer Bacon will work with this coupon.

Maxwell House Coffee
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 1 (found above)
-Target coupon for $2.00 off 2 4 oz. or larger Maxwell House International Coffee (found here)
Final Price: ???, but you will get $2.00 off each coffee you buy if you use 2 $1.00 off 1 coupons AND the Target coupon for $2.00 off 2...I'm sure this will make for a VERY great deal!!

Baker's Chocolate
-man. coupon for $1.00 off 2 (found above)
-Target coupon for $0.50 off 1 (found here)
Final Price: ???

Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

Albertsons and HEB Ad Match Ups

Wednesday is usually the day that I post the new Albertsons and HEB ad match ups, but I won't be doing them today. The ads from last week are rolling through Thanksgiving day (the 25th). You still have some time to stock up on the goodies from this past week.

I'm a little odd in that I LOVE grocery shopping and scouring the aisles for good deals, but I'll be staying away from the grocery stores for the next couple of days...with 3 boys home and the stores packed with last minute Thanksgiving shoppers I'll happily avoid the craziness. :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Coupon for Eggs!!

I just went to print the coupon for $0.50 off Lean Pockets that I posted about yesterday, and I found a GREAT new coupon that is also available from Smartsource!! This coupon is pretty rare, so if you are interested I'd print it while it's available.

The coupon is for $0.55 off 2 one dozen cartons of eggs. It does not specify what brand you have to buy, so I'm thinking this will make for a GREAT deal!!

Albertsons seems to put their eggs on sale for $0.79 every few weeks, so if we wait for a sale and use this coupon we'll be able to:

Buy 2 eggs @ $0.79 ($1.58)
-minus $0.55 off 2 coupon
Final Price: $1.03 for 2 dozen eggs (or $0.52 each)

This is a GREAT price, now all we need to do is print the coupon and hold onto it until the eggs go on sale. :) Don't wait to print the coupon because chances are this coupon will not be available for long! The coupon that I printed had an expiration date of 12/17, so plenty of time to wait for eggs to go on sale again!

Go here to print this coupon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (November 17 - 25)



Albertsons will:
-double coupons up to and including $0.50
-triple coupons up to and including $0.39
-only double/triple up to 4 like coupons per transaction
-accept TWO coupons during a Buy One Get One Sale (as long as each coupon is for $X.XX off ONE product)
-allow you to combine a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon


Mahatma Rice $1.00
-use coupon for $0.50 off Mahatma Rice (found in 10/24 RedPlum insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE

Del Monte or Green Giant Canned Vegetables $0.59
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Green Giant Vegetables (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.18 for 2 (or $0.09 each)

Stove Top Stuffing Mix $0.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Stove Top (found here)
Final Price: $0.98 (or $0.49 each)

Allens or Veg-All Frozen Vegetables $0.79

Jimmy Dean Sausage $2.50
-use coupon for $1.50 off 2 Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $3.50 for 1 (or $1.75 each)

Stouffer's Lasagna $7.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off Stouffer's (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $6.99

Betty Crocker Cake Mix $0.89

Frito Lay Potato Chips Buy One Get One FREE

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup 4 for $3.00 (or $0.75 each)
BUY 4 and receive FREE Swanson's Chicken Broth

-use coupon for $1.00 off 4 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found here)
Final Price: $2.00 for 5 items (or $0.40 each)

Kraft Philly Cream Cheese $1.25
-use coupon for $1.25 off 3 Select Baking Goods (found in Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes Book)
Final Price: $2.50 for 3 (or $0.83 each)

Best Choice Cream Cheese $0.79

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls $1.50
-use coupon for $0.35 off Pillsbury Sweet Rolls (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert) (will be tripled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (found here)(will be doubled)
-use coupon for $0.40 off 2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (found in 11/14 General Mills Insert and 11/7 SmartSource insert)(will be doubled)
Final Price: As low as $0.45

Gold Medal Flour $1.50


Select General Mills Cereal 3 for $5.00 (or $1.67 each)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 select General Mills Cereals (found in 11/14 General Mills insert and here)
Final Price: $2.34 for 2 (or $1.17 each)

Land O Lakes Butter $2.50
-use coupon for $0.50 off Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter (found here)(will be doubled) (You will need to make sure that spreadable butter is included in sale)
Final Price: $1.50

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 3 for $5.00 (or $1.67 each)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 (found in 10/3 General Mills insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $2.34 for 2 (or $1.17 each)

Jell-O Instant Pudding or Gelatin $0.50
-use coupon for $1.25 off 3 select baking goods (found in Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes Book)
Final Price $0.25 for 3 (or $0.08 each)

Betty Crocker Cookies 3 for $5.00 (or $1.67 each)
-use coupon for $0.40 off 1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (found here and in 11/14 General Mills insert)(will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.87

Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk $1.00
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Evaporated Milk (found in 9/26 and 11/14 SmartSource inserts) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $1.00 for 2 (or $0.50 each)

Minute Rice $1.99
-use coupon for $0.50 off Minute Rice (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.99

Mt. Olive Pickles $2.00

-use coupon for $1.00 off Mt. Olive Products (found in 10/31 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.00

Best Choice Apple Juice $0.99

Crisp Celery $1.00

Washington Fuji Apples $0.99/lb.

Green Onions $0.69 each bunch

Fresh Pineapple $1.99


Sweet Potatoes $0.50/lb.

Honeysuckle White Premium Quality Frozen Turkey (12 lbs. and up, grade A, basted) $0.39/lb.
-with in ad coupon, limit 1 coupon per customer, with $20.00 additional purchase
-exclusions...alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, gift cards, money orders, lotter tickets, dairy products and items prohibited by law. Applicable after all mfg. and store discounts

3 DAY SALE (November 19 - 21)

Albertsons Fresh Boneless, Skinless Fryer Breast $1.69/lb. (This is about the lowest price I've found on Chicken Breast)

Bunch Asparagus $1.79/lb.

Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, SunKist, Mtn. Dew (6 pack) $1.99 (limit 5)

Growers Pride Orange Juice $1.49

Bar S Bacon $2.00

Best Choice Sugar (4 lb.) $1.49 (limit 2)

Coupon for Lean Pockets


I just found a new coupon for Lean Pockets and wanted to let all of you know about it. It is available here, and is for $0.50 off 1 box of Lean Pockets (2 ct. or 12 ct.).

Albertsons has these on sale for 3 for $5.00 quite regularly, so only $0.67 after the coupon is doubled.

I sure wish this coupon was available last week (or maybe it was the week before) when Albertsons had Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets on sale for $0.99. Oh well, I'll take the coupon and hold onto it until there's another sale!

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (November 17 - 25)


MEAL DEAL:

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Turkey, HEB Fully Cooked Beef Brisket, or HEB Fully Cooked Boneless Beef Prime Rib Roast
GET FREE:
HEB Pure Cane Sugar Soft Drinks (12 pack)
HEB Asparagus Cuts & Tips
HEB Creamy Creations Churn Style Ice Cream
HEB Salad Dressing
HEB Broth
HEB Hearts Blend or Veggie Medley Salad
Hill Country Fare Stuffing Mix
Handi-Foil Giant Oval or Rectangular Rack Roaster
That's a SAVINGS of $14.45!

COMBO LOCOS:

BUY:
HEB Spiral Sliced Bone-in Half or Whole Ham or HEB Natural Spiral Sliced Bone-in Half Ham
GET FREE:
Turkey (up to 12 lb. RiverSide Grade A Turkey) (or $6.96 off a larger RiverSide turkey)
Limit 1 per customer

BUY:
8" Apple or Pumpkin Pie (from the bakery)
GET FREE:
Kraft Cool Whip Topping

BUY:
2 HEB Chef Prepared Side Dishes
GET FREE:
HEB Chef Prepared Large Green Salad

BUY:
2 Betty Crocker Flavored Mashed Potatoes
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes (found in 11/14 General Mills Coupon insert)
GET FREE:
2 HEB Flavored Mashed Potatoes

BUY:
Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread
GET FREE:
HEB Bake Shop Split Top Honey Wheat Bread

BUY:
DiGiorno Pizza
-use coupon for $1.00 off DiGiorno Pizza (found in 11/14 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Classic Selections Pizza

BUY:
Libby's 100% Natural Pumpkin
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Libby's Canned Fruit (found in 8/29 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

BUY:
HEB Classic Roast Ground Coffee
GET FREE:
Nestle Coffee-mate Powder Creamer

BUY:
Knorr Granulated Bouillon
GET FREE:
HEB Long Grain Rice

BUY
:
Dixie Ultra Plates or Dixie Value Pack Plates
GET FREE:
Vanity Fair Napkins

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Beef Chili
GET FREE:
HEB Corn Chips
HEB Fancy Shredded Cheese

BUY:
Tyson All Natural Chicken Breasts, Strips, Tenders, or Fillets
GET FREE:
Classico Pasta Sauce
Skinner Pasta

BUY:
HEB Chef Prepared Quiche
GET FREE:
HEB Orange Juice

BUY:
1 Werther's Caramel Bag
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Werther's Caramels (found in 10/3 and 10/10 SmartSource inserts and here)
Get 2nd FREE

BUY:
3 Hershey's, Reese's, Mr. Goodbar, KitKat or Symphony XL Candy Bars
GET 4th FREE

BUY:
4 Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, or Coca-Cola Zero (2 liters)
GET 5th FREE

BUY:
3 Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, or Big Red (12 packs)
GET 4th FREE

BUY:
Energizer Max Batteries
-use coupon for $1.00 off Energizer Batteries (found in 10/3 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Milk (1 gallon)

BUY:
Rubbermaid Carafe
GET FREE:
HEB Ready to Brew Iced Tea

BUY:
HEB Baby Plus Pack Diapers
GET FREE:
Hill Country Essentials Baby Wipes
WEE Disposable Tumbler Cups
Cheerios Toddler Pack

BUY:
Huggies Baby Wipes Tub
-use coupon for $0.50 off Huggies Wipes (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Baby Wipes Tub

BUY:
2 Avent Bottles
GET 3rd FREE

BUY:
HEB Dandruff Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1
GET FREE:
Hill Country Essentials Hand Soap Pump

BUY:
Hill Country Essentials Body Wash
and Mesh Sponge
GET FREE:
Hill Country Essentials Make-Up Remover Towelettes

BUY:
Borghese Nail Lacquer
GET FREE:
HEB Super Jumbo Cotton Balls
Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover

BUY:
2 San Saba Chairs or San Saba Bench
GET FREE:
San Saba Side Table

Shopping Trips (November 17)

I made a run to several different stores today (Walgreens CVS, Albertsons, and Wal-Mart). I was only planning on going to CVS since I had some Extra Care Bucks that were expiring, but my youngest son was being so cooperative so I decided to get some more shopping in...when shopping with little ones you never know when they will reach their breaking point, so I was pleasantly surprised with how good he was!! I bought everything pictured below, and spent...



$9.87, and I saved $94.02. I know the picture is a little hard to see, so I'll do a detailed breakdown below. Before I get started, can you believe that the few items you see above would cost around $100.00? That just goes to show how much some of the stores overprice their items. I would never spend $100.00 for what I purchased today!

Walgreens: (I started with $0.00 in Register Rewards)

4 Reach Toothbrushes ($1.59)
-used rain check to make each toothbrush $0.99
-AND used 4 coupons for $1.00 off select Reach products (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: FREE

1 Pantene Shampoo Plus Conditioner (on sale for $3.74)
-used coupon for $2.00 off any 1 Pantene Product (I believe this coupon was mailed to me with a free sample)
Final Price: $1.74, and the Pantene produced a $1.75 Register Reward!!

Final Price at Walgreens...$1.88, and I left with $1.75 Register Reward

CVS: (I started with $2.00 in Extra Care Bucks)

1 Herbal Essence Shampoo Plus Conditioner (on sale for $2.99)
-used coupon for $2.00 off any Clairol Family Product (found in 10/31 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $0.99, and the Herbal Essence produced a $2.00 Extra Care Buck

1 Wrigleys Double Mint Gum (3 pack) (on sale for $1.50)
Final Price: $1.50

18 bottles of Mentos Gum (on sale for $0.99)
-used 18 coupons for $1.00 off Mentos gum (found in 10/3 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: FREE

Plus I paid with my $2.00 Extra Care Buck I went in with.

Final Price at CVS...$0.53, and I left with a $2.00 Extra Care Buck.

Albertsons:

3 Mahatma Rice (on sale for $1.00)
-used 3 coupons for $0.50 off Mahatma Rice (found in 10/24 RedPlum insert) (doubled)
Final Price: FREE

3 Yakisoba Noodles (on sale for $0.69)
-used 3 coupons for $0.50 off Yakisoba (found in 10/10 SmartSource) (doubled)
Final Price: FREE

3 Banquet Fruit Pies ($0.89)
-used 3 coupons for $0.35 off Banquet Fruit Pies (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (tripled)
Final Price: FREE

1 Barilla Plus Pasta $2.49
-used coupon for FREE Barilla Plus Pasta (mailed to me)
Final Price: FREE

6 Martha White Buttermilk Cornbread Mixes ($0.89)
-used 6 coupons for $0.35 off Martha White (found here...zip code 90210, and in 11/7 RedPlum insert) (tripled)
Final Price: FREE (I had to break this up into 2 transactions since Albertsons will only double/triple 4 of the exact same coupons per transaction.)

1 Marcal Paper Towels $1.39
-used coupon for $1.00 off Marcal Paper Towels (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $0.39

3 Carmex Lip Balms (on sale for $1.00)
-used 3 coupons for $0.30 off Carmex (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert)(tripled)
Final Price: $0.30 (or $0.10 each)

3 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (on sale for $1.50)
-used 3 coupons for $0.35 off Pillsbury Sweet Rolls (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert) (tripled)
Final Price: $1.35 (or $0.45 each)

2 Green Giant Canned Vegetables (on sale for $0.59)
-used coupon for $0.50 off 2 Green Giant Vegetables (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (doubled)
Final Price: $0.18 (or $0.09 each)

Final Price at Albertsons: $2.25

Wal-Mart:

4 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup ($0.50...price matched with Target ad)
-used coupon for $1.00 off 4
Final Price: $1.00 (or $0.25 each)

3 Colgate Junior Toothpaste $0.97
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off any Colgate Toothpaste (My mother in law gave me a few coupon booklets that she found at the commisary...not sure what they were called.)
Final Price: FREE

2 Reach Dental Floss $0.97
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off select Reach Products (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: FREE

2 Gold Medal Flour ($0.98...price matched with Lowe's Ad)
Final Price: $1.96 (or $0.98 each)

2 Tic Tacs $0.94
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off Tic Tacs (found in 10/3 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: FREE

Bananas $0.44/lb.

Red Grapes $0.98/lb.

Sweet Potatoes $0.33/lb.

Final Price at Wal-Mart: $5.21

Free (or very cheap) Items at Albertsons

I haven't had a chance to get the full Albertsons or HEB ads done yet, but I wanted to go ahead and point out some AWESOME deals at Albertsons. Some of these deals are not advertised in the ad, but I came across them while walking through the store.

Mahatma Rice (on sale for $1.00)
-use coupon for $0.50 off Mahatma Rice (found in 10/24 RedPlum insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE

Yakisoba Noodles (on sale for $0.69)
-use coupon for $0.50 off Yakisoba noodles (found in 10/10 SmartSource insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: FREE

Martha White Corn Bread Mix ($0.89)
-use coupon for $0.35 off Martha White Baking Mix (found here...use zip code 90210 to find this coupon...and found in 11/7 RedPlum insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: FREE

Banquet Individual Fruit Pies ($0.89)
-use coupon for $0.35 off Banquet Fruit Pies (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: FREE

Green Giant Canned Vegetables (on sale for $0.59)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Green Giant Veggies (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.18 for 2 (or $0.09 each)

Carmex Chapstick (on sale for $1.00)
-use coupon for $0.30 off 1 Carmex Lip Product (found in 11/7 SmartSource insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $0.10

All of these are definite STOCK UP prices!! Keep in mind that if your family won't use some of these products, it is still a great idea to get them and donate them to other families in need!!

Let me know if you come across any other GREAT deals at Albertsons this week.

I'll try to get the Albertsons and HEB ad matchups done before today is over...it's been kind of a busy day around here. :)

New Coupon Book to Look out for


I found a new holiday coupon book that you guys might want to look out for.

Coupons include:

-$3.00 off 1 Tag Book over $9.00

-$1.00 off 2 French's Worcestershire Sauce

-$1.00 off 1 Old Orchard Bottle or Frozen Juice

-$1.00 off 1 Wholly Product

-$1.00 off 2 StarKist Pouch Products

-$2.00 off any deli purchase when you buy 2 Keebler Toasteds Crackers

-$1.00 off 2 packages of Keebler Club Crackers

-$1.00 off 2 packages of Keebler Town House Crackers

-$1.00 off 2 packages of Sunshine Cheez-It Snack Mixes

-$1.00 off 2 packages of Keebler Zesta and/or Sunshine Krispy Saltine Crackers

-$1.00 off 2 packages of Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats

Also included are 2 forms for a $10.00 rebate if you buy 10 participating products in a single transaction. There was a similar rebate last year, that made for some AWESOME deals when combined with sales!!

For those of you in San Angelo, I found this coupon booklet at Albertsons, towards the back of the store by the dairy products. I'm sure that it will be available at various stores over the next few days/weeks as well.

Coupon for Hamburger Helper


There's a GREAT new coupon available for $0.35 off 1 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper meals. Most of the time you'll see coupons for $0.75 off of 3, so I am LOVING this coupon. $0.35 might not sound like much, but remember that at Albertsons this coupon will be tripled...so really worth $1.05!!

Right now Albertsons has Hamburger Helper on sale for $1.25 a box...so only $0.20 after coupon.

I won't be using my coupon yet, because it seems like Albertsons has Hamburger Helper on sale at least once a month for $1.00 a box...so FREE with coupon!!

Go here if you are interested in printing this coupon. Remember that since it is a bricks coupon you should be able to print it out twice per computer!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Have you checked your mail lately?

If you are like me, then you probably get quite a bit of junk mail every week. I used to throw everything that looked like junk mail away without ever looking at it, but since I've started using coupons I go through my mail pretty carefully. (You never know what might have a coupon on it. :) Over the last couple of days, I've received several pieces of mail that have GREAT coupons in them...thought I'd point them out in case some of you received the same things.

Martha Stewart Living December issue (I got a FREE year subscription to this several months ago...there are always different magazines available from different sites for FREE)
-in this magazine is a coupon for $5.00 off any $5.00 (or more) purchase from Hallmark.
(This is FREE money to spend at Hallmark...I'm sure I'll use it while Christmas shopping. Stores give these sorts of coupons hoping that you'll go in and spend a large amount, and then get $5.00 off...the key is to keep your total low and walk out with almost FREE items!)

Bath and Body Works Flyer
-coupon for FREE Signature Collection Travel Size Item of your choice (Up to $5.00 value)
NO OTHER PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. You can walk into a store and get a COMPLETELY free item.
-also a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase

Victoria's Secret Flyer
-coupon for FREE Cotton Hiphugger (up to $8.50 value)
NO OTHER PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. Again, this is a coupon for a completely FREE product!
-also a coupon for $10.00 off a purchase. (I can't see in the terms if it says that you have to have a minimum purchase amount to use this coupon. There are certain exclusions, so you'll need to check at the store.)

If you are on a tight budget this year for Christmas, you'll be surprised at how many items you can really get for FREE or just pennies...not just food/toiletry items...but things that can actually be used as gifts. If your husband isn't embarrassed to use coupons, I suggest giving him all of these coupons and letting him use them to shop for you. If he's not used to using coupons, point out the exclusions and expiration dates. I think it would be fun to see what sort of things my husband would come home with after rocking the coupons! :)

Target--Inexpensive Cream Cheese

Have I mentioned before that I LOVE cream cheese!! I rarely buy it because it doesn't seem like it goes on sale very often and there just aren't that many coupons available for it.
That being said, I think I've found an AWESOME deal on Cream Cheese!!

Target currently has Philadelphia Cream Cheese on sale for $1.19. (I believe that it is regularly priced around $1.89). To make it even better, there is a Target coupon available here for $0.50 off 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese. If you use the coupon you'd pay $1.88 for 2 (or $0.94 each). This is a pretty great deal...2 for what you would normally pay for one, but the deal gets even better!!

If you've been able to find the Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes coupon book (I found it at Albertsons) there is a coupon for $1.25 off 3 select Baking Goods (Philadelphia Cream cheese is included).

Buy 3 Cream Cheese (on sale for $1.19 each)
-use coupon for $1.25 off 3
-AND use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2
Final Price: $1.82 for 3 (or $0.61 each) 3 for what you would normally pay for one.

The deal might get even better though. :) If you picked up two of the Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes Coupon books then you'll be able to get an even better deal!

Buy 4 Cream Cheese (on sale for $1.19 each)
Buy 2 Jell-O (on sale for $0.49 each
)
-use 2 coupons for $1.25 off 3 select Baking Goods
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Cream Cheese (found here)
-use Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Jell-O (found here)
Final Price: $2.24 for all 6 items (or $0.38 each)

This scenario is assuming you are only able to print one of each Target coupon. If you have multiple computers available to use, you can print out additional Target coupons for the Cream Cheese to get an additional $0.50 off your total!

I'm loving this deal!!

Target Trip (November 16)

I made a very quick trip into Target today. I couldn't pass up the Stove Top for $0.04 a box, and I decided to pick up a few other things while I was there. I bought everything pictured below and spent...



$3.41, and saved over $28.00!

I bought:

2 boxes of Stove Top (on sale for $0.79 each)
-used coupon for $1.00 off 2 Stove Top (found here)
-AND used Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Stove Top (found here)

6 cans of Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup (on sale for $0.50 each)
-used coupon for $1.00 off 4 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found here)
-used coupon for $0.50 off 2 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found in Save Big. Dream Big. Coupon Book)

2 blocks of Kraft Cheddar Cheese (on sale for $1.80 each)
-used Target coupon for $1.00 off 2 Kraft Cheese products (found here)
(Not the best deal, but my boys LOVE cheese!!)

4 boxes of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (on sale for $1.19 each)
-used coupon for $1.25 off 3 select Baking Goods (Nilla Wafers, Cream Cheese, Jell-O, Bakers) (found in Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes coupon book)
-AND used Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (found here)

2 boxes of Jell-O (on sale for $0.49 each)
-used coupon for $1.25 off 3 select Baking Goods (combined with Philadelphia Cream Cheese that I bought above)
-AND used Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Jell-O products (found here)

Air Wick Candle $2.99
-used coupon for $3.00 off one Air Wick Candle (found in 11/14 SmartSource insert)

Advil $3.49
-used coupon for FREE Advil product

Skintimate Shaving Gel $3.69
-used coupon for FREE Skintimate Shaving Gel

Final Price for everything was $3.41. The cashier was new, and she was trying to figure out how all the coupons were scanning. She was being trained by someone, so they were talking a lot with each other. I thought my total seemed a little low...I thought it should have been closer to $5.00, so I'm not sure if they double scanned a coupon or if I had figured my total wrong before hand.

To keep the total in perspective...I bought everything above for $3.41. If I had gone into Target and ONLY purchased the Skintimate with no coupons I would have spent more for it than for everything I purchased today. Coupons really do work if you learn how to combine them with sales!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Coupon for Fresh Chicken


There is a very rare coupon that I just found for chicken. If you've been using coupons for long, you know that coupons for fresh produce and meats are few and far between. There is a coupon available here for $1.00 off Pilgrim's fresh chicken. I believe that you can find this brand of chicken at Wal-Mart. (I think this is the same brand as Pilgrim's Pride, but that they are changing up their logo.)

Target--Great New Sleep Wear Coupon

There's an AWESOME coupon available at target.com right now:

$10.00 off with purchase of three women's sleepwear items (Gilligan and O'Malley, Nick and Nora, Xhilaration)

Around the holidays sleepwear seems to always go on sale!! There are often different tank tops/pants/shorts that are classified as sleepwear and marked way down on the clearance racks. I'm thinking that with this coupon we should be able to find some REALLY great deals!!

You can find this coupon by going here and clicking on the apparel category. Please keep in mind that the apparel coupons that Target puts out seem to go very quickly...either there is a smaller print limit or only a short time period that Target keeps these up. Either way, if this sounds like something you'd like then print it now because it probably won't last long. Don't forget that you can print this coupon 2 times per computer!
Do you remember the new coupon book that I mentioned last week...called Deliciously Simple Holiday Recipes...it has $4.75 worth of coupons in it? I found the booklet at Albertsons, but I'm sure the books will be available at various stores. There was a similar coupon book out this time last year.

There are several coupons in the book, but I want to specifically point out the coupon for $1.25 off 3 participating brands (Baker's Bar products, Jell-O, Nilla Wafers, or Philadelphia Cream Cheese)

Jell-O is normally priced around $0.50 at Wal-Mart, so if you buy 3 and use the coupon you will only have to pay $0.25 for 3 boxes (around $0.08 each).

We should also be seeing sales on Philadelphia Cream Cheese soon...I LOVE cream cheese! :)

If you decide to use this coupon, be sure to watch it when the cashier scans it...last year there was a similar coupon that only took $0.50 off instead of the full value of the coupon. Last year the cashiers were able to manually enter the correct value of the coupon...but it is something to keep your eye on.

FREE Bottle of Country Bob's


Sign up here to receive a coupon for a FREE bottle of Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce. Once you submit your information, a coupon for a FREE bottle should be mailed to you in 4 to 6 weeks. I've purchased this before, and my family really liked it!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!!

Free, or Close to Free, Products

I have been a little behind on clipping coupons this past month...I seriously have stacks of inserts that I haven't had a chance to go through. This morning I sat down to flip through some of the inserts, and I wanted to point out some coupons that should get us FREE items!!

Coupon for $0.35 off Martha White Muffin Mix (found in 11/7 RedPlum insert)
This coupon will be tripled at Albertsons (so really worth $1.05)
I have seen many varieties of the Martha White Mixes priced under $1.00, so this coupon should easily get us this product for FREE!!
-There is also a coupon for $0.35 off Martha White Baking Mixes found here. You'll need to change the zip code to 90210 to find this coupon...then click on the Food Category. This coupon will also be tripled and should get you another FREE package at Albertsons!

Coupon for $0.50 off Yakisoba Noodles (found in 10/10 SmartSource insert)
These are regularly priced around $0.54 at Wal-Mart. Over the past few weeks, certain varieties have been on sale for $0.48 at HEB. I'm not sure what these are priced at Albertsons...probably quite a bit more, but remember that at Albertsons this coupon will be doubled, so will really take off $1.00.

Coupon for $1.00 off Single or Multi Packs of TicTacs (found in 10/3 RedPlum insert)
The single packs of TicTacs (found at the register) should be priced around $1.00, so you'll be able to get them for FREE. The last time I was at Wal-Mart, certain flavors were priced under $1.00 and other flavors were over $1.00, so it will vary.

Coupon for FREE or $1.00 off Single Roll of Marcal Small Steps, Towel, Bath Tissue, or Facial Tissues.
I have only found the Marcal Products sold at Albertsons. The single rolls are priced anywhere from $1.00 to $1.39 (I think), so should make for some inexpensive (or free) paper towels.

Let me know if you have found any other coupons that will get us FREE, or close to free, products.

My goal this week is to go through and organize all my coupons...I still have coupons in my coupon binder that expired in October...been a little behind lately! :)

Time to Stock Your Pantry!

I've mentioned before that this is the time of year where we will see AMAZING deals on items for our pantry...canned veggies, soups, baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) I was just looking through this week's Target ad, and I want to point out some GREAT deals that are available this week.

Just a quick note to those of you in San Angelo. Our local Target doesn't carry a large stock of food, so if there is something that you are interested in stocking up on I suggest taking the ad to Wal-Mart and price matching...you'll have a better chance of finding the items in stock. Also, keep in mind that a lot of the prices we'll be seeing on pantry items over the next few weeks will be the lowest of the year, so STOCK UP!! Pantry items usually have an expiration date of well over a year...so if you have the coupons and the money in your budget, stock up now so you won't be stuck paying full price for these items later.

Del Monte Canned Vegetables $0.45
-use coupon for $1.00 off 5 Del Monte Canned Fruits, Veggies, Tomatoes, or Fruit Cups (found in 9/19 RedPlum insert) (THIS COUPON EXPIRES TODAY, 11/15, SO YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP TO THE STORE IF YOU WANT THIS DEAL!)
Final Price: $1.25 for 5 cans (or $0.25 each)
(These are normally priced closer to $0.75, so this is a GREAT deal!!)

Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup $0.50
-use coupon for $1.50 off 3 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found here) (Make sure you print the coupon for Great for Cooking soups)
-OR use coupon for $1.00 off 4 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found here)
-OR use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Campbell's Great for Cooking Soups (found in Save Big Dream Big Coupon Booklet)
Final Price: As low as 3 cans for FREE with $1.50 off 3 coupon

Stove Top Stuffing Mix $0.79
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Stove Top Stuffing (found here)
-AND stack with Target coupon for $0.50 off 2 Stove Top Stuffing (found here)
Final Price: $0.08 for TWO boxes (or $0.04 each)
(NOTE...if you are price matching at Wal-Mart, you will not be able to use the Target coupon.)

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes $0.79
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes (found in 10/3 and 11/14 General Mills Coupon insert)
-OR use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes (found here)
Final Price: $1.08 for 2 boxes (or $0.54 each)

Heinz Home Style Gravy $0.79

-use coupon for $1.00 off 3 Heinz Gravies (found here)
Final Price: $1.37 for 3 (or $0.46 each)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (November 10 - 26)



Albertsons will:
-double coupons up to and including $0.50
-triple coupons up to and including $0.39
-only double/triple up to 4 like coupons per transaction
-accept TWO coupons during a Buy One Get One Sale (as long as each coupon is for $X.XX off ONE product)
-allow you to combine a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon


The Albertsons ad is looking a little bleak this week. I'll only be highlighting the very best deals that I see, so make sure to look through the ad and see if there are any deals that work for your family.

THE BREAKFAST SALE: (All sale prices are when you buy FIVE in a single transaction!)

Cap'n Crunch Cereal $1.00 (wyb 5)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Cap'n Crunch Cereal (found in 8/29 RedPlum insert)

Life Cereal $1.00 (wyb 5)

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.00 (wyb 5)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (found in 9/19 RedPlum insert)

Quaker Grits $1.00 (wyb 5)

Quaker Oatmeal Squares $1.40 (wyb 5)

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.40 (wyb 5)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Quaker Oatmeal (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert)

Quaker Oatmeal to Go $1.40 (wyb 5)

Aunt Jemima Syrup $1.40 (wyb 5)

DEAL IDEA:
BUY 2 Cap'n Crunch Cereal (use $1.00 off 2 coupon)
2 Quakery Chewy Granola Bars (use $1.00 off 2 coupon)
1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal (use $1.00 off 1 coupon)
Final Price: $2.40 (or $0.48 each)

Side Note...even without coupons this is a pretty good deal. I only buy cereal when I can get it for $1.00 or less per box. As long as you buy in multiples of 5 you'll be able to stock up on cereal for $1.00 without using any coupons.

Honeysuckle White Frozen Turkey (12 lbs. and up, Grade A) $0.39/lb.
(This is an in ad coupon. Limit 1 per customer with coupon AND additional $20.00 purchase)

Good Day Bread $0.69

Best Choice Apple Juice $0.99

3 Day Sale (November 12 - 14):

Albertsons Large Eggs $0.79 (limit 2)

Fresh Fuji Apples $0.79/lb.

In Ad Coupon for $5.00 off $50.00 purchase...$50.00 must be reached AFTER all coupons/discounts have been applied.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (November 10-16)



MEAL DEAL:

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Turkey, HEB Fully Cooked Beef Brisket, or HEB Fully Cooked Boneless Beef Prime Rib Roast
GET FREE:
HEB Pure Cane Sugar Soft Drinks (12 pack)
HEB Asparagus Cuts & Tips
HEB Creamy Creations Churn Style Ice Cream
HEB Salad Dressing
HEB Broth
HEB Hearts Blend or Veggie Medley Salad
Hill Country Fare Stuffing Mix
Handi-Foil Giant Oval or Rectangular Rack Roaster
That's a SAVINGS of $14.45!!

COMBO LOCOS:

BUY:
Libby's 100% Natural Pumpkin
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Libby's Canned Fruit (found in 8/29 RedPlum insert) (Pumpkin is a fruit, right? According to Google it is, but I'm not sure if using this coupon will cause the cash register to beep...if you try it, let me know. :)
GET FREE:
Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk

BUY:
Knorr Granulated Bouillon
GET FREE:
HEB Long Grain Rice

BUY:
Dixie Ultra Plates or Dixe Value Pack Plates
GET FREE:
Vanity Fair Napkins

BUY:
HEB Classic Roast Ground Coffee
GET FREE:
Nestle Coffee-mate Powder Creamer

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Beef Chili
GET FREE:
HEB Corn Chips
HEB Fancy Shredded Cheese

BUY:
Tyson All Natural Chicken Breasts, Strips, Tenders or Fillets
GET FREE:
Classico Pasta Sauce
Skinner Pasta

BUY:
Doritos Tortilla Chips
GET FREE:
HEB Flavored Tortilla Chips

BUY:
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
GET FREE:
HEB Tough and Easy Aluminum Foil

BUY:
PowerBar Energy Gel Blasts
GET 2nd FREE

BUY
:
1 lb. of Finlandia Imported Cheese
GET FREE:
1/4 lb. of Butterball Turkey Breast

BUY:
Deli Fresh Steamed Tamales
GET FREE:
HEB Specialty Series Salsa

BUY:
Falafel Republic
GET FREE:
Cedar's Tzatziki
Kangaroo Itsy Bitsy Pocket Bread

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Sliced Philly Beef Steak
GET FREE:
HEB Natural Sliced Cheese or HEB Thin Sliced Natural Cheese

BUY
:
HEB Premium Caesar or Light Caesar Salad Kit (look for ones reduced for Quick Sale)
GET FREE:
HEB Fully Cooked Sliced Seasoned Beef or Chicken Breast Fajitas or Sliced Grilled Chicken Breasts

BUY:
Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine, Italian, American or Veggie Loveres Crisp Salad Blend (look for ones reduced for Quick Sale)
GET FREE:
Texas Grapefruit (5 lb. bag)

BUY:
Southside Market Elgin Smoked Sausage
GET FREE:
Dallas Cowboys Mesquite Charcoal or Hardwood Briquets

BUY:
select Gift Cards (it does not specify what value the gift card has to be)
GET FREE:
HEB 8" Pumpkin Pie

BUY:
2 Cover Girl Cosmetic Products
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Cover Girl Product (found in 10/31 Proctor and Gamble insert)
GET FREE:
Cover Girl 1 Kit Eye Shadow

BUY:
Elations Healthier Joints Powder Drink Mix
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Elations product (found here)
GET 2nd FREE

BUY
:
Risk Shampoo
GET FREE:
Risk Shower Gel or Bar Soap

BUY:
Huggies Snug & Dry Big Pack Diapers
-use coupon for $3.00 off any 2 Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers (found here) (Click on the Household Category to find this coupon quickly)
GET FREE:
Kleenex Cottonelle Bath Tissue

BUY:
Hill Country Essentials Toothbrushes (2 pack)
GET FREE:
Hill Country Essentials Toothbrush (1 pack)

BUY:
HEB Bandages
GET FREE:
HEB Hydrogen Peroxide

BUY:
Avent Twin Pack Bottles
GET FREE:
HEB Baby Distilled Water (3 pack, 1 gallon bottles)

BUY
:
4 Gerber Smart Nourish 2nd Foods
-Gerber mails out coupons to new moms, so you might want to check to see if any coupons have been mailed to you for this product.
GET 5th FREE

BUY
:
Pyrex Grip Rite 8" Square or 2 Quart Rectangular Baking Dish
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare Green Beans
Hill Country Fare Cream of Mushroom Soup
Hill Country Fare French Fried Onion Rings

BUY
:
IChef 13x9 Baking Pan with Lid
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare Stuffing Mix

BUY:
Hefty Square or Rectangular Printed Foil Baking Pan with Cover
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare Cake Mix

BUY:
Rubbermaid 2 piece one gallon Take Alongs
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Rubbermaid Take Alongs (found in 10/17 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
2 Pillsbury Brownie Mix

BUY:
Beneful Dry Dog Food (15.5 lbs.)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Beneful (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
2 Beneful Prepared Meals

OTHER DEALS:

Boston Butt Pork Roast 5 lbs. for $5.00 (bone-in, sold whole in the bag, limit 2)

Hill Country Fare Split Chicken Breasts 5 lbs. for $5.00

Red Seedless Grapes $0.98/lb.

Jonagold or Cameo Apples $0.98/lb.

Blueberries $2.97 (1/2 pint)

Season's Select Gold Potatoes $2.97 (5 lb. bag)

Organic Russet Potatoes $2.77 (5 lb. bag)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Coupon Book

Be on the lookout for this new coupon book. On the front it says deliciously simple holiday recipes, and on the back there are coupons worth $4.75!




Coupons include:

$1.25 off 3 participating Kraft Dessert Brands (including Baker's Bar Products, Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin, Nilla Wafers, or Philadelphia Cream Cheese)

$1.50 off 2 Ziploc Brand Holiday Containers

$1.00 off 2 Ziploc Brand Holiday Bags

$1.00 off 3 Dole Canned Fruits

We should see sales on baking goods in the next few weeks, so these coupons should makes for some great deals. Also, the Ziploc coupons will be great to combine with after Christmas sales...the coupons don't expire until March 31st!

I found this coupon book at Albertsons...there was a large display of crackers/cookies towards the back of the store next to the refrigerated milk/yogurt/eggs. If you are at Albertsons I'd definitely go and pick up a booklet and hold onto it until a good sale comes along.

Albertsons Trip--November 9

I ran to Albertsons to buy a few cans of Libby's Vegetables. I bought everything pictured below and spent...



$0.53.

12 cans of Libby's Vegetables ($0.59...regularly priced at $0.99)
-used in ad coupon to make each can $0.39
-used 4 manufacturer's coupons for $1.00 off 3 Libby's Vegetables
Final Price: $0.68

Bananas $0.39/lb.

-used $1.00 Catalina coupon that I had from a previous trip

Final Price for everything $0.53, and I saved $12.20. Not the most exciting trip to Albertsons. I just wanted to start stocking up on some canned veggies. We should be seeing some other GREAT prices on canned vegetables/soups over the next few weeks, so plan on stocking up for the coming year. Remember that most canned products should last in your pantry for at least a year...so stock up when they are at their rock bottom prices!! One can of Libby's vegetables is normally priced at $0.99...I was able to buy all 12 for less than what I would pay for 1 can that wasn't on sale...it only makes sense to watch the sales and combine the sale with a coupon and stock up!!
Just got back from Albertsons, and before I post about my trip I had to share something that happened.
I was on the canned veggie aisle stocking up on some Libby's veggies...well, I only had 4 coupons left so I don't know if you would call it stocking up. :) While I was putting the cans in my cart I noticed a woman putting veggies in her cart...only not the dirt cheap Libby's veggies, but the Albertsons brand veggies which were priced at $0.79 each. Libby's veggies are on sale for $0.59, but with the in ad coupon you'll get them for $0.39 and then with the additional $1.00 off 3 manufacturer's coupon you can get them for $0.06 a can (if you still have the $0.50 off 2 you can get them for FREE!)
I debated with myself whether I should point out the difference in the price and offer her a coupon, but my son was getting antsy, so I decided to head to check out before he had a mini-meltdown. I've been thinking about the lady ever since I left the store. There have been times when I've been shopping and I've mentioned a good deal/coupon that would get a product for free to people...even offered to give them a coupon. Some people seem thrilled with the information and others look at me like I'm a little loony. What about you, do you ever mention good deals to strangers that you see shopping? If you do, you might get some strange looks, but other people will be so thrilled with the information. You never know, you might help someone stretch their grocery budget and be able to feed their family a better/healthier variety of foods.
Just wanted to say sorry that the posts and deals have been few and far between the last couple of weeks. We've had a crazy couple of weeks. Hubby had a really big project that was due at the end of October, so he was working LONG days and weekends. They finally finished it and got it turned in for review, so he decided to take several days off work last week...I don't know about at your house, but when he takes off work, it seems like everything stops in the house...hunting for deals, cleaning, blogging, etc. I'm not complaining at all...I LOVE him being home, but things kind of come to a stop when he's here.

While he was taking a few days off from work, our washing machine died and our septic system decided to quit as well...LOVELY!! Over the summer it backed up into our house, so we had it cleaned out then. We started noticing signs that it was getting close to backing up again, so we called someone to come out and check it out...We ended up having to get a whole new septic tank/system put in. We'd been preparing ourselves for having to put a new one in since the summer incident, but still a hard pill to swallow when they actually start doing all the work and you have to write out a big check...seriously like flushing money down the drain. :)

I'm so thankful that throughout this year we've been able to put extra money aside for household emergencies...now time to start buckling down again and using those coupons to try to build up our savings once again! I'm going to be heading to Albertsons in a few minutes to stock up on some canned veggies, but will try to sit down and find some good deals for y'all a little later this afternoon.

Thanks for being patient with me!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (November 3 - 9)



MEAL DEAL:

BUY:

Buitoni Pasta
-use coupon for $1.00 off Buitoni Pasta or Sauce (found in 10/10 SmartSource insert)
Buitoni Sauce
-use coupon for $1.00 off Buitoni Pasta or Sauce (found in 10/10 SmartSource insert)
GET FREE:
HEB French Baguettes Artisan Bread
HEB Zucchini
Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough
That's a SAVINGS of $5.28 BEFORE coupons!

COMBO LOCOS:

BUY:
Red Baron Multi-Serve Pizza
-use coupon for $1.00 off Red Baron Pan Pasta or Pan Pizza (found in 10/24 SmartSource insert) (You'll need to check to see if the Pan Pizza is included in this promotion.)
GET FREE:
Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing
That's a SAVINGS of $2.68 BEFORE coupons!

BUY:
Stouffer's Family Size Meal
-use coupon for $1.00 off Stouffer's Family Size Meal (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
Nestle Nesquik Powder
Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
That's a SAVINGS of $4.99 BEFORE coupons!

BUY:

Nestle Nesquik Powder
-use coupon for $1.25 off Nestle Nesquik (found here)
GET FREE:
Nestle Juicy Juice
That's a SAVINGS of $2.19 BEFORE coupons!

BUY:
HEB Classic Roast Coffee
GET FREE:
Nestle Coffee-mate Creamer
That's a SAVINGS of $3.83!

BUY:
HEB Fully Cooked Chicken Breasts Seasoned for Fajitas or Grilled Sliced Chicken Breasts
GET FREE:
2 Knorr Sides
That's a SAVINGS of $2.00!

BUY:

Fisher Boy Fish Sticks, Fillets, or Shrimp Poppers
GET FREE:
HEB Milk (1/2 gallon)
Choco Milk
That's a SAVINGS of $4.97!

BUY:
3 Nestle 8 packs or Nestle Wonka or Nips Theater Box Candy
GET 4th FREE!

BUY:

Doritos Tortilla Chips
GET FREE:
HEB Flavored Tortilla Chips

BUY:
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (30 square feet)
GET FREE:
HEB Tough and Easy Aluminum Foil (25 square feet)

BUY
:
3 Coca-Cola 12 packs
GET FREE:
Nestea Sweetened Lemon Flavored Iced Tee (2 liter)

BUY:
2 HEB Premium Quality Naan Breads
GET FREE:
HEB Artisan Mozzarollo

BUY:
Garlic Buttered French Bread
GET FREE:
HEB Pasta
Bonita di Viru Pesto

BUY:
3 Hershey's, Reese's, Mr. Goodbar, KitKat, or Symphony XL Candy Bars
GET 4th FREE

BUY:
Butterball Deep Fried Turkey Lunchmeat
GET FREE:
Butterball Original Turkey Bacon

BUY:
HEB Premium Caesar or Light Caesar Salad Kit
GET FREE:
HEB Fully Cooked Sliced Seasoned Beef or Chicken Breast Fajitas or Sliced Grilled Chicken Breasts

BUY:
HEB Champagne Sweet Tomatoes
GET FREE:
HEB Hearts Blend Salad or HEB Veggie Medley

BUY:
Beneful Dry Dog Food (15.5 lbs)
-use coupon for $2.00 off Beneful Dog Food (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
2 Beneful Prepared Meals (10 oz.)

BUY:

Olay Total Effects Moisturizer
-use coupon for $1.00 off Olay Facial Cleanser or Moisturizer (found in 10/31 Proctor and Gamble insert)
GET FREE:
Olay Body Wash

BUY:
Dove White or Pink Bar Soap, Zest, or Irish Spring Bar Soap
-use coupon for $0.35 off Zest Bar Soap (found in 10/10 Proctor and Gamble insert)
GET FREE:
Hill Country Essentials Bar Soap

BUY:
L'Oreal, Revlon, or Sally Hansen Nail Enamel
GET FREE:
HEB Deluxe Nail Clipper

BUY:
Listerine
-use coupon for $0.50 off Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash (found in 10/10 RedPlum insert)
GET FREE:
HEB Multi-Protection Toothpaste

BUY:
HEB Tussin Cough & Cold Remedy
GET FREE:
HEB Cough Drops

BUY
:
Any Diabetic Product in the Pharmacy (valued over $12.00)
GET FREE:
Boost Nutritional Drinks (6 pack)

BUY:
PediaSure Sidekicks Children's Nutrition Support Shakes (4 pack)
GET FREE:
Hill Country Fare String Cheese Sticks or Swirls

BUY:
Munchkin Jumbo Pack Diapers
GET FREE:
Munchkin Active Animals Non-Insulated Cup