Friday, August 20, 2010

More Great Shopping Trips!!

I received an email from Jaime letting me know of her GREAT shopping trips!! I LOVE hearing how y'all are doing with your trips...really makes it feel like the time I spend searching for deals and coupons is worth it!!

She bought everything below at Albertsons: spent $18.75 and saved $25.07:

Mrs. Baird's bread
2 Sunny Delight
4 1/2 lbs. chicken thighs
4 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
4 Pillsbury Grands Jr. biscuits
2 Pillsbury Crescent rolls
1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel
2 Peter Pan peanut butter
2 Bisquick
Mini watermelon

She also went to Target: spent $1.87 and saved $9.21

2 Raid Earth Options Insect Killer

And a GREAT find at HEB: 1 lb. of peaches free when you buy Fresh Express Salad Blend. She found a bag of Fresh Express Salad on quick sale for $0.99, so she was able to get inexpensive salad AND free peaches!!

Amazing job Jaime!! She saved around 60%!!

I'd love to hear how all of you are doing. Some of you have probably been couponing longer than I have, and others are just beginning. Keep in mind that any amount of savings is a start...I'd love for you to share your shopping trips!! Email me some of your shopping don't have to include a picture if you don't want, would love to hear how much you spent and saved!!

Coupon for Wheat Thins

There's a great high value coupon available for $1.00 off one box of Wheat Thins. This coupon was available several weeks ago, but has been reset...which means that if you printed it before, you'll be able to print it again. Go here to print this'll need to scroll down the page, and you should find it on the left side of the screen.

Thanks Addicted to Saving!

FREE Chips and Queso at Chili's

This is a GREAT freebie. If you sign up for Chili's Email Club, you will receive a coupon for a FREE Chips and Skillet Queso with the purchase of one entree. Go here to sign up!

We used to go out to eat at Chili's with our best friends every Sunday after church. Since they've moved, we've only been there once or's full of memories for our kids. They' can't eat there without talking about sweet Karalee and Katelyn!! I might be able to convince them to go for FREE chips and queso though! :)

Clothes Shopping...UGH!!

I have not purchased new clothes for my boys in the LONGEST time. (Not including school uniforms) I usually like to buy their clothes for the next year at the end of the season sales from the current year. I decided to run to the mall to look for some good deals today, and I was SO disappointed. I don't know if it is our local mall, or if the current styles are just not what I like. It seems like almost all the shirts I saw on clearance had large skulls and crossbones on them, or sayings that I don't want my boys to be wearing..."I'm with stupid," "I'm not listening to you," etc. I just think those shirts are really disrespectful. The denim shorts that I found had holes/rips in them, or they already looked dirty. My boys get holes in their clothes on their own, I don't need to buy them with holes already in them! (Okay, I think I am sounding like my mom! :)

My boys REALLY are in need of new clothes. I didn't buy them any new summer clothes last year. It has been two years since they've had new clothes, and there is no way that they will be able to fit in their summer clothes next year. I refuse to pay full price for clothes...I couldn't believe some of the prices...$40.00 for a T-shirt for kids, NO WAY!!

Do any of you have a hard time finding clothes for your boys? I say boys, because it seems like there were 2 to 3 times as many clothes for girls to choose from.

I might just need to convince my husband that we need to go out of town to find some good deals...don't know if he would agree to that. Spending money on gas and a day trip would kind of negate any good deals we found on clothes, right?

For those of you who live in San Angelo, where is the best place to find clothes for boys? I walked through the mall...Children's Place, Sears, JC Penney, Dillards, and I also went to Ross. I'll probably check Wal-Mart and Target next week. So far I've been really disappointed. Do you think a shopping road trip is in order?

CVS Trip (August 20)

I have not been shopping at CVS in the longest time!! We had such a large stockpile of toiletries, that I haven't even been looking at the CVS or Walgreens ads lately. Over the summer I gave away a large portion of our stockpile to friends and family, so I thought it might be a good idea to get back into the drug stores!! I still have at least a 6 month supply of most of our toiletries, but I have to admit that I miss going in to Walgreens and CVS and coming out with bags of stuff for under a dollar. Over the summer months, all of my Extra Care Bucks and Register Rewards expired, so I am starting off with $0.00 to help lower my out of pocket expenses.

I ran to CVS this afternoon and bought everything pictured below. I spent...

$1.96 and received $10.00 in Extra Care Bucks for my next trip!! If I had Extra Care Bucks to start out with, then I would have been able to buy more items for less money, but I had to start fresh!

The good news is that if you don't have any Extra Care Bucks to start with, you might be able to do the same deals that I did today.

I only did one transaction today. Here's how I did it:

I received an email from CVS with a coupon for $5.00 off a $25.00 purchase. Remember that with these coupons, you must reach $25.00 BEFORE coupons and sales tax. When I got to CVS, I scanned my card under the red kiosk and a coupon for $5.00 off a $15.00 purchase printed out. I asked the manager if I could use both coupons at the same time. She said as long as I handed the $5.00 off $25.00 coupon first, followed by the $5.00 off $15.00 coupon I could use them. (Note, when I went to check out the computer only accepted one of the coupons...the manager had to be called and she manually entered the second coupon.)

Gillette ProFusion Razor $9.99 (received $5.00 ECB)
-used coupon for $4.00 off Gillette ProFusion Razor (found in 8/1 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Price: $5.99

Dawn Hand Renewal Detergent $0.97
-used coupon for $1.00 off (found in HomeMade Simple Coupon Book)
Final Price: FREE (plus $0.03 overage)

2 Glide Dental Floss $3.49 each (received $2.50 ECB for each one I $5.00 ECB)
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off any Glide Dental Floss (found in 8/1 Proctor and Gamble insert, also found in package of toothpaste)
Final Price: $4.98

2 Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $4.49 each (on sale Buy one Get one FREE)

-used coupon for Buy one Right Guard get one FREE (found in 7/25 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: TWO for FREE
(Note, this is the FIRST time that CVS has allowed me to use a Buy one Get one FREE coupon with a Buy one Get one FREE sale. The coupon went through with no beeps, so I'm not sure if our local store has a new policy or I had a GREAT cashier.)

2 Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant $3.29 each (on sale Buy one Get one FREE)
-used coupon for $3.00 off two (found here)
Final Price: $0.29

3 individual bags of M&Ms $0.89 each (on sale Buy two Get one FREE)
-used coupon for $1.00 off three M&Ms (I can't remember what insert I found this coupon)
-ALSO used CVS coupon for $0.50 off two individual bags of M&Ms or Snickers (printed from the CVS red kiosk in store)
Final Price: $0.28

PLUS I had $10.00 deducted from my CVS coupons mentioned above.

Final Price: $1.96 PLUS I received $10.00 in Extra Care Bucks. I saved $38.98 with in store promotions, sales, and coupons!!

I can't wait to roll my Extra Care Bucks next week!!

If you are interested in any of the above deals, please remember that these sale prices are good through Saturday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GREAT New Coupons

There are several GREAT new coupons that you will want to print.

$1.00 off two Kraft Singles

$1.00 off two Capri Sun Juice Drinks

$1.00 off two Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats

$0.50 off one Miracle Whip or Kraft Mayo

All of these coupons are available here.

Albertsons has Capri Sun on sale for $1.69 this week.
-with coupon $2.38 for two (or $1.19 each)
That's a pretty great price...about $0.11 a drink!

I keep thinking that HEB is going to have a their lunch meat/Kraft cheese meal deal pretty soon. If they do, these coupons will work GREAT with that meal deal!! The coupons I printed do not expire until the beginning of October, so I am planning on holding onto them and waiting for HEB to offer the meal deal! They usually offer it right around the time school starts, so I'm sure we'll be seeing it soon.

Miracle Whip and Kraft Mayo are priced at $3.00 at Albertsons this week.
-with the $0.50 coupon (will be doubled) you'll pay $2.00
I'm not sure what these are priced at other stores, so you might find a better deal else where.

I'd encourage you to go ahead and print these coupons off and hold onto them until you find a good sale!! The Capri Sun and Kraft Cheese coupons are pretty rare, so print them while you can!

Thanks Clever Couponing!

First Day of School

Today my two oldest boys went back to school. They had mixed feelings about starting...excited to go and see all of their old friends, but not ready for summer to end. I had a harder time watching them leave today than they did. I know some moms who count the days until summer ends, so they can send their kids off. I am definitely not one of those moms. I love spending time with my boys, and look at the clock a hundred times a day when they are gone to see if it is time to go pick them up yet. :)

Josh 4th grade:

Aaron 3rd grade:

Sweet brothers!! They are seriously the best of friends. As soon as I picked them up from school they started talking about how much they missed each other!

Fuel for School Coupon Book

Keep your eyes peeled for this coupon book...

I found this one at HEB, but I know that other people have found them at Wal-Mart, Albertsons, and Kroger. (Not just in San Angelo, but in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as well.) I found this one by the school supplies at HEB.

This coupon book has over $20.00 of savings inside. All coupons are manufacturer's coupons and all of them expire on September 30th.

Coupons include:

Save $2.00 on one gallon of milk when you purchase two packages of Keebler cookies

Save $2.00 on one store brand of coffee when you purchase two packages of Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars

Save $2.00 on school supplies when you purchase two packages of Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers

Save $2.00 on one gallon of milk when you purchase two packages of Keebler and/or Sunshine Multi-packs and/or Gripz products

Save $2.00 on one 12-24 pack of Store brand bottled water when you purchase one package of Kellogg's Special K Cereal and one package of Special K Protein Product

Save $2.00 on store brand bread when you purchase two packages of Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats

Save $2.00 on Ocean Spray when you purchase two packages of Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats

Save $2.00 on store brand baggies when you purchase two packages of Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, or Frosted Flakes

Save $2.00 on store brand bread when you purchase two packages of Kellogg's Fruit Snacks and/or Yogos

Save $2.00 on fresh fruit when you purchase two packages of Keebler and/or Sunshine Right Bite Snacks

There are a lot of high value coupons. I just wish this booklet was available during the Keebler/Kellogg's catalina deal at Albertsons. We would have saved a lot on items that you normally don't find good coupons on...bread, milk, produce!!

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (August 18 - 24)

10% off Groceries Every Dallas Cowboys game Day when you come to the store in your Dallas Cowboys Jersey.

Yoplait Yogurt $0.39

-use coupon for $0.50 off four (found here)(This will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.56 (or $0.14 each) This is a DEFINITE stock up price!! You'll be getting 4 yogurt cups for what it normally costs for one!!

Dannon Activia (4 pack) $2.00

-use coupon for $1.00 off Activia (found here)
Final Price: $1.00

Blue Bell Ice Cream $3.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off Blue Bell (found here)
Final Price: $2.99

Select Kellogg's Cereals $1.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off two or $1.50 off two (found here)
-use coupon for $1.50 off two (found here)
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Frosted Mini Wheats (found in 7/11 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: As low as $2.48 for two boxes (or $1.24 each)

Select General Mills Cereals $2.50
-use coupon for $1.00 off two General Mills Cereals (found here)
Final Price: $4.00 for two (or $2.00 each)

Progresso Soup $1.50
-use coupon for $0.50 off two Progresso Soups (found in 8/8 General Mills Coupon Insert) (This will be doubled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off two Progresso Soups (found here)(This will be doubled)
Final Price: $2.00 for two (or $1.00 each)

French's Mustard $1.50

-use coupon for $0.30 off French's Mustard (found in 6/20 SmartSource insert) (this will be tripled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off French's Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (found in 6/6 SmartSource insert)(this will be doubled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off French's product (found here)(This will be doubled)
Final Price: As low as $0.50

Lindsay Olives $1.50
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Lindsay Olives (found here)
Final Price: $2.00 for two (or $1.00 each)

Dole Canned Fruit $1.00
-use coupon for $0.50 off two cans of Dole Pineapple (found in 6/27 SmartSource insert) (this will be doubled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off two cans of Dole Mandarin Oranges (found in 6/20 SmartSource insert)(this will be doubled)
-use coupon for $0.50 off two cans of Dole Tropical Fruit (found in 7/11 SmartSource insert) (this will be doubled)
Final Price: $1.00 for two (or $0.50 each) (If you are running low on canned fruit, this is a pretty good price. I always prefer fresh fruit, but I also like to always have a few cans of fruit in our pantry for back up.)

Always Save Canned Vegetables $0.63

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $2.00
-use coupon for $0.35 off Toaster Strudels (found in 8/8 General Mills Coupon Insert) (This will be tripled)
Final Price: $0.95

Hot Pockets $2.00
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Hot Pockets (found here)
Final Price: $3.00 for two (or $1.50 each)

New York Texas Toast $1.99
-use coupon for $0.50 off (found here)(this will be doubled)
Final Price: $0.99

Fresh Iceberg Lettuce $0.88

Roma Tomatoes $0.99/lb.

Potatoes $2.99/5 lb. bag


Buy one Thin Cut Bottom Round Steak (pre-seasoned) GET TWO FREE

Buy one Albertsons Fresh, Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast (pre-seasoned) GET TWO FREE

Buy one Albertsons Fresh Petite Sirloin Steak (pre-seasoned) GET TWO FREE

Buy one USDA Choice Beef Eye of Round Steak (thin cut) GET TWO FREE

Buy one Albertsons Fresh Cut Boneless Pork Loin Chops (pre-seasoned) GET TWO FREE

Buy one Albertsons Fresh Boneless Pork Back Ribs (pre-seasoned) GET TWO FREE

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (August 18 - 24)

I don't see any really great deals jumping out at me this week. There are still some good deals on school supplies and grapes for $0.97/lb. Do you see any GREAT deals that I'm missing?


Stouffer's Party Size Lasagna or Enchiladas
Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad
Nestle 8 Pack Candy
Hill Country Fare Garlic Bread
Nestle Juicy Juice
That's a SAVINGS of $6.94!

I believe that Stouffer's Party Size entrees cost between $10.00 and $12.00. Kind of expensive, but if you have a family of 4 or 5, I think you should be able to get TWO full meals out of one of them. Well, unless you have incredibly hungry teenage kids! :)So that should break down to about $1.00 a all the extras that you get free.


HEB Pecan Treasures Cookies
HEB Thin or Ridged Potato Chips
That's a SAVINGS of $2.19!

HEB Fully Cooked Seasoned Ground Beef
HEB Pasta Sauce
Skinner Quick Cook Pasta
That's a SAVINGS of $3.08!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (9 ct. individual bags)
Nestle Juicy Juice (8 pack)
That's a SAVINGS of $2.28!

Eckrich Meat or Beef Smoked Sausage
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Eckrich Smoked Sausage products (found in 6/27 SmartSource insert)
Ranch Style Beans
Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides
That's a SAVINGS of $1.85 BEFORE coupons!

2 Cheetos
Pepsi (6 pack)
That's a SAVINGS of $3.39!

HEB Hearts Blend, Five Lettuce Blend, or Veggie Medley
HEB Salad Dressing
HEB Croutons
That's a SAVINGS of $2.87!

Coca-Cola Zero (12 pack)
HEB Original Cola Zero (12 pack)

2 Ravello Swift Mac Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese Dinners

4 Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, or Coca-Cola Zero (2 liters)

Kiolbassa Value Pack Smoked Sausage
Bush's Best Grillin' Beans
Eckrich Premium Beef Franks

HEB Fully Cooked Burgers
Kraft American Singles

HEB Fully Cooked Grilled Sliced Chicken Breasts
HEB Select Sauced Vegetables

HEB Crab Meat
Zatarain's New Orleans Style Crab Cake Mix

1/2 lb. of HEB Premium Quality Mesquite or Honey Mesquite, or Central Market Hickory Smoked Ham
1/4 lb. of HEB Premium Quality Swiss or Provolone Cheese

Buitoni Refrigerated Family Size Pasta
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Buitoni product (found here)
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer
HEB Cafe Ole Coffee

2 NYC Cosmetics
-use coupon for $1.00 off NYC product (found here)
-use coupon for $1.00 off NYC product (found in August All You magazine)
NYC Nail Polish

Conair Hair Brush

2 L'il Critters Gummy Vites

HEB Premium Prenatal Vitamins

Alavert Allergy Kids Bubble Gum Flavor Tablets
-use coupon for $1.00 off Bubble Gum Flavored Alavert (found in 6/13 RedPlum insert)

HEB Cotton Swabs
HEB 50% Isopropyl Alcohol

HEB Dandruff Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2 in 1
Hill Country Essentials Lotion


2 Luvs Big Pack Box Diapers
Pampers 3x Mega Refill Wipes

Fashion Binder
Expressions from Hallmark Greeting Card
HEB Strong Strips Bandages
Hill Country Fare Hand Sanitizer


Pentel WOW! Gel Pens
Box of GTC Envelops

Hallmark Greeting Card

3 Wonka Peg Bag Candy


Hill Country Fare Split Chicken Breasts $1.00/lb.

Hill Country Fare Bar-B-Q Seasoned Chicken Leg Quarters $1.00/lb.

Red or Black Seedless Grapes $0.97/lb.

Organic Strawberries $2.99/lb.

California Large Peaches $1.24/lb.

Mandarins $3.47/2 lb. bag

Large Cantaloupe $1.48

Red Delicious Apples $2.48/3 lb. bag

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

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (6.6 oz. bags) $1.50
-use coupon for $1.00 off two Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (found in home mailer)
Final Cost: $2.00 for two bags (or $1.00 a bag)

Hill Country Fare String Cheese $1.50
-There are no coupons for this product, but wanted to point out that even without coupons, this is a good deal. Plus it's a GREAT healthy snack!!

Select Lysol Disinfectant Cleaners $2.00
-use coupon for $0.75 off Lysol Disinfectant Cleaners (found in 8/8 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.25

Schick Hydro 3 Razor $1.48 (WITH in store coupon)
-For those of you who don't have a coupon stash, this is a GREAT deal...These are normally priced around $7.00, so a GREAT savings!!

Schick Hydro 5 Razor $2.48 (WITH in store coupon)

Unison Poly Ports with Prongs $0.50

GTC Marble Composition Book $0.25 (limit 6)

Elmer's School Glue, Glue Sticks $0.25 (limit 6)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wal-Mart--New Sale Prices

I have a hard time finding GREAT deals at Wal-Mart. I usually only shop there for items that I don't have coupons for, or to price match produce from another ad. I ran there today to pick up some more kids go through fruit so quickly!! While I was there, I noticed a few sale prices that y'all might be interested in.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.78/lb.
(In my opinion this is a stock up price. Occasionally I will find chicken breast for as low as $1.50/lb., but $1.78/lb. is usually the lowest I see it go. You will be able to find Chicken Breasts (with bone and skin) for as low as $1.00/lb, but that is one thing I refuse to mess with...even my frugal ways have limits! :)

Select Varieties of Campbell's Select Harvest Soup $0.75
(I found these on the soup aisle, but down a bit from the other Campbell's Soups...on a shelf with other marked down products)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Campbell's Select Harvest Soup (found here)
Final Price: FREE

I was only in Wal-Mart for about five minutes, so I didn't have a chance to look through the store for more deals. Let me know if you've spotted some GREAT deals at Wal-Mart lately!

Does any one else have this problem?

I have to say that I do a pretty good job of keeping up with our laundry. I can't stand it when the laundry baskets get full, so I try to do laundry at least every other day. I usually take the weekend off from laundry, so when Monday comes around I have about three loads to do. I do a great job of getting the laundry started, switched over to the dryer, and folded/put away...UNTIL the last load of laundry. Why is it that I always forget it in the dryer, and then the next time I go to do laundry I find it just sitting there waiting for me? This is definitely a pet peeve of mine, but it seems to happen just about every week!! Am I alone in this, or do some of you do the same thing, or something similar?

Coupons for Post Its

Post It has some new coupons available. These coupons include:

$1.00 off Post It Durable Tabs
$1.00 off Post It Flag and Writing Tools
$1.00 off Post It Label Pads or Rolls

A lot of stores are running sales on school supplies right now, so you should be able to find some great deals when paired with some of these coupons.

Go here to print these coupons.

Thanks Frugal Coupon Living!

Brand Loyalty

I remember going to the grocery store with my mom when I was younger and looking at all the colorful boxes of cereal. I would want her to buy the colorful boxes of Fruity Pebbles or any box of cereal that promised a toy inside. More often than not, my mom would steer the shopping cart over to the store brand of cereals and choose from there. As a child, I was convinced that there was something that would taste better about the name brand cereal.

I know many people who have a specific brand of products that they buy, and they never waiver from that. You might go to a certain person's house and know that you will always find Gandy's Milk, Kraft Cheese, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Charmin Toilet Paper, and the list could go on and on. It might be that way at your house. I want to encourage you to branch out a little bit and try new things!!

I've mentioned before that if you want to cut your grocery budget down, you need to use coupons and combine them with sales to stock up on items at rock bottom prices. This usually means that there will be items on sale that might not be a brand that you are familiar with. If you are loyal to only one brand of products, it will be a lot harder for you to start noticing a change in your grocery budget. Yes, you can use coupons on the brands you normally buy, but you will be missing out on trying new things and drastically cutting back your expenses.

I will say that there are a couple of items that our family is loyal to...Philadelphia Cream Cheese (other brands just don't taste near as good) and Blue Bell Ice Cream (I will buy other brands, but nothing is better than Blue Bell!!) Every other item that we purchase is based on price, not brand.

Don't be afraid to branch out and try something new. You'll be able to try new things AND save money at the same time!! Oh, and did you know that a lot of times store brand products have a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the what's there to lose?

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Coupons Available

I try to check at least a couple of times every week to see if any new coupons have been released. I just checked and was pleasantly surprised with some of the new coupons. I would encourage you to scroll through the coupons and see if you can use any of them.

Some of my new favorites are:

$0.75 off one Nature's Own Breakfast Bread, Bagels, or English Muffins

$0.50 off one Chipotle Cheddar, Sour Cream and Onion, or BBQ Chex Mix

$0.50 off one Chocolate Chex Mix or Bugles

$0.50 off one Gardetto's Snack Mix

I found all of these coupons using zip code 76904. Go here to view all of the coupons!

Remember that all of the coupons that are valued at $0.50 can be doubled up to $1.00 at Albertsons. I have seen Chex Mix, Bugles, and Gardetto's all go on sale for $1.00 at Albertsons, so if you hang on to these coupons and wait for a sale you might be able to get FREE snacks!! Note...there are no guarantees that these items will go on sale before the coupons expire, but I always try to hang onto this sort of coupon hoping for a sale. If the items don't go on sale before the expiration date and I still want to purchase them, I'll go ahead and use them...but I'd encourage you to at least wait to see if these go on sale!!

Great Shopping Trip!!

My sister-in-law emailed me the above picture of her latest shopping trip. She lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and bought everything above at Kroger.

She bought:

3 Pillsbury Delights Desserts
4 boxes of Toaster Strudels
6 bags of Gardetto's
1 bag of Chex Mix
1 Bag of Bugles
8 cans of Progresso Soup
1 bottle of Sunny D Juice

She only spent $10.15, and saved $43.79!!

Way to go Steph!!

Before coupons/sales I'm sure that the Progresso soup alone would have cost more than $10.00. If you combine coupons with sales you can really get some GREAT deals!

Do any of you have any GREAT trips that you'd like to share as motivation for others. Email them to me, and I'd love to write a post about them...try to include what you spent/saved and what store you shopped at!! Thanks so much, and I really look forward to seeing some of your savings.

Albertsons--$0.50 Kraft Barbecue Sauce

While I was at Albertsons, I found some shopping carts filled with Kraft Barbecue sauce that were on clearance.

The Kraft Barbecue Sauce was clearance priced to $0.50. I am not aware of any coupons that are available right now to make this deal even better, but $0.50 is a pretty GREAT price for BBQ Sauce.

Of course clearance finds will vary from store to store...for those of you in San Angelo, I found these at the Albertsons on College Hills

Albertsons Trip (August 16)

I also made a quick run to Albertsons this afternoon. I had a couple of rain checks for items that I wanted to buy, and I also wanted to get FREE sour cream and relish!! I bought everything pictured below and spent...

$3.50. I really didn't need anything this week except for bread, but wanted to stock up on some of the items that were on sale.

I bought:

7 boxes of Multi-Grain Cheerios $1.50 (I had a rain check for these)
-used 7 coupons for $0.75 off Multi-Grain Cheerios (found here, here, and here)
Final Cost: $5.25 (or $0.75 each)

4 Tony's Pizzas $0.79 (I had a rain check for these)
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off two Tony's pizzas (found here)
Final Cost: $1.16 (or $0.29 each)

3 containers of Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.00
-used 3 coupons for $0.50 off Smart Balance Sour Cream (these were doubled) (found in 7/11 RedPlum insert)
Final Cost: FREE

6 Jars of Mt. Olive Relish $1.00
-used 6 coupons for $1.00 off Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers, or Relish (found in 8/1 SmartSource insert)
Final Cost: FREE

3 boxes of Pasta Roni $1.00
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off three Pasta Ronis (found here)
Final Cost: $2.00 (or $0.67 each)

3 bottles of Sunny D Juice $1.00
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off three Sunny D Products (found here)
Final Cost: $2.00 (or $0.67 each)

2 loaves of Mrs. Bairds Bread $1.00
Final Cost: $2.00 (or $1.00 each)

2 boxes of Hot Pockets Sideshots $1.67
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off Hot Pockets Sideshots (found here)
Final Cost: $1.34 (or $0.67 each)

I also used a $10.00 Catalina coupon from the Kellogg's/Keebler deal last week, and I used 5 reusable bags (deducted $0.05 per bag)

Total for this transaction was $3.50, and I saved $48.62!!

If you are interested in doing any of these deals please remember that tomorrow is the last day for these sale prices. Also keep in mind that you will not be able to get the same price as I did on the items that I had rain checks for.

Good luck shopping!!

Target Trip (August 16)

I made a quick run to Target today. I've had coupons that I've been wanting to use for the last couple of weeks, but every time I've gone to Target they've been out of the items I wanted to buy...makes me think there are other coupon shoppers in San Angelo that are getting some great deals. :) I was excited to find that Target had Bagel Bites and Chef Boyardee back in stock!! I bought everything pictured below and spent...

$0.00!! That's right, I didn't have to spend a dime of my own money.

I bought:

3 cans of Chef Boyardee Ravioli $0.84
-used 3 Target coupons for $1.00 off Chef Boyardee products (found here)
Final Cost: FREE

2 cans of Campbell's Select Harvest Soup $1.50
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off Campbell's Select Harvest Soup (found here)
-used 2 Target coupons for $0.50 off Campbell's Soup (found here)
Final Cost: FREE

4 packages of Stride Gum $1.29

-used 2 coupons for Buy one Stride Gum get one FREE (found in 5/16 SmartSource insert)
-used 2 Target coupons for Buy one Stride Gum Get one FREE (found here)
Final Cost: FREE

2 boxes of Bagel Bites $2.24
-used 2 coupons for $1.00 off Bagel Bites (found in 6/13 SmartSource insert)
-used 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off Bagel Bites (found here)
Final Cost: $0.48

2 boxes of Quaker Oh's Cereal $2.00
-used 2 Target coupons for $1.00 off one Quaker Breakfast Item (found here)
Final Cost: $2.00 (I was SO excited about this deal. This is my favorite cereal, but since I started using coupons I never buy it. I will not pay over $1.00 for a box of cereal, and I've never been able to find this cereal on YEA!! I might just have to hide these boxes from my boys. :)

2 packages of Bic pens $0.99
-used 1 coupon for $1.00 off two Bic Stationary products (found here)
-used 1 Target coupon for $1.00 off Two Bic Stationary products (found here)
Final Cost: FREE

1 pair of Merona Jeans Clearance priced to $6.24 (Regularly $24.99)
-used coupon for $3.00 off any Denim product for Men or Women (found here)
Final Cost: $3.24

Final Cost for Transaction: $5.72...I mentioned above that I got everything for FREE. I used a $10.00 Target gift card that I received after buying printer ink last week to purchase all of this, so no money out of pocket for me!! And I saved over $45.00!! YEA!!

Note...I printed most of the Target coupons a couple of weeks ago, so I am not sure if they are still available. Check your coupon stash and online to see if you might have any of these coupons.

Target--FREE Campbell's Healthy Select Soup

I just got back from a quick run to Target (more about that later) and was so excited to find FREE Healthy Select Soup!!

Campbell's Healthy Select soup is on price cut to $1.50.
-use manufacturers' coupon for $1.00 off Healthy Select soup (found here)
-AND use Target coupon for $0.50 off Campbell's Soup (found here)
Final Price: FREE!!

I know it's too hot to even think about eating soup now, but in a few months you might be wishing you had some soup in your pantry!!

Oh, and a quick note...they had the Healthy Select Microwave Bowls also on sale for $'d be able to use the above coupons to get those for free as well. I just think it's a much better value to buy something with at least a couple of servings in it. If you take a lunch to work though, the microwave bowls would make for a FREE lunch!!