Friday, October 8, 2010

FREE Martha White Cornbread Mix

Have you seen the coupon for $0.35 off Martha White Baking Mix at This coupon should get you FREE Cornbread Mix at Albertsons. The last time I checked, these were around $0.75 or $0.80 there, so after the coupon is tripled you'll be able to get them for FREE!!

In order to find this coupon, you'll need to go here AND change the zip code to 90210...after typing in the zip code make sure to click the little orange arrow next to the zip code box to get the coupons for the new zip code!

YEA for FREE!!

Ronzoni Coupon--Free to Cheap Pasta!

Go here to print a coupon for $1.00 off Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta. I've seen these priced at $1.25 at several stores the last few weeks (I believe at HEB and Target). I have also seen these go on sale for as low as $1.00. You should definitely be able to get some inexpensive pasta with this coupon...possibly even FREE!

Thanks Totally Target!

14 New Toy Coupons just released 14 new coupons for toys!! Christmas is right around the corner, and we could all use help stretching our dollars while shopping for presents.

The coupons that are available include:

-$5.00 off Hasbro Chuck and Friends purchase of $25.00 or more
-$2.00 off Hasbro Mr. Potato Head Classic
-$2.00 off Playskool Lullaby Gloworm
-$5.00 off My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Plane or My Little Pony Mommy and Pony Vehicle
-$4.00 off Hasbro Monopoly Electronic Banking Board Game
-$5.00 off Playskool Busy Ball Popper
-$2.00 off Playskool Weebles 2 Pack Figures
-$5.00 off Playskool Weebles Treehouse
-$2.00 off Playskool Wheel Pals (mini 4 pack)
-$2.00 off Playskool Wheel Pals Playset
-$5.00 off Playskool Explore 'n Grow Musical Gear Center
-$5.00 off Playskool Sit 'n Spin
-$4.00 off Hasbro U-build game
-$5.00 off Easy Bake Microwave & Style Deluxe Delights Cake and Cookie Kit

Go here to print off any of these coupons. Click on the Toys and Games Category to go straight to these coupons!

If you don't have children, or your children aren't the right ages to play with these toys think outside the box...Give to a family in need, donate to Toys for Tots, or just print out some of these coupons and give them to a friend/family who could use these coupons to help on their Christmas shopping.

Walgreens--GREAT Deal on Vicks

Walgreens is running a special Register Reward promotion this week on select Vicks products...Buy 2 for $10.00 and receive a $5.00 Register Reward. In the ad it shows 20 ct. NyQuil, DayQuil, Liquid 10 oz, or Formula 44.

Vicks Sinex products are ALSO generating the Register Reward. Here's how you can turn buying cold products into a money maker!!

2 Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil Sinex (20 ct.) $5.00 each
-use 2 coupons for $4.00 off any Sinex Product (found in 9/26 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Final Cost: $2.00 AND receive a $5.00 Register Reward!!

This is a GREAT deal. Cold medicines can get so expensive, and I'd much rather have some on hand BEFORE getting sick!

Thanks Wild for Wags!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (October 6 - 12)

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

In ad coupon for $30.00 off any $200.00 purchase
-Fine print on this coupon says you must have a total of $200.00 AFTER all coupons have been applied. In my opinion this is not a good deal, but if you wanted to really stock up on some items and go in with friends/family to reach the $200.00 mark you might think about using this coupon.


Eggs $0.79/dozen

BUY 10 select products for $10.00 and receive 3 additional items for 13 items for $10.00. Items include:

-Van Camp's Beenee Weenee
-Wolf Brand Chili
-Banquet Frozen Meals

use coupon for $1.00 off 4 Banquet Frozen Dinners (found in August All You)
-Act II Microwave Popcorn (3 ct.)
use coupon for $0.40 off 1 Act II (found in 9/26 SmartSource insert)(will be
-Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta
use coupon for $1.00 off 6 Chef Boyardee (found in August All You)
-Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes with Chilies
-Crunch 'N Munch
-Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa
-Hunt's Tomatoes

use coupon for $0.45 off 3 Hunt's Canned Tomatoes (found in 10/3 SmartSource
insert) (will be doubled) (regional coupon)
-David Sunflower Seeds
-Banquet Fruit Pies
-Hunt's Pasta Sauce
-Hunt's Pudding Snack Pack

Final Price: Will Vary depending on what you buy and what coupons you use. Using no coupons, each item will come out to $0.77.

Laughing Cow Deli Cheese Wedges Buy One Get TWO FREE
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges (found in 8/15 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: ??

Grower's Pride Orange Juice $1.69

Shedd's Spread Country Crock $1.99

-use coupon for $0.30 off Country Crock (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $1.09

Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees $1.69

Libby's Canned Vegetables (28-29 oz.) $0.88

-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Libby's Vegetables(found here)(will be doubled)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 3 Libby's Vegetables(found in 8/29 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: As low as $0.76 for 2 (or $0.38 each)

Progresso Soup $1.00 each when you buy 15 in a single transaction
-use coupon for $1.00 off 4 Progresso Soups (found in 9/12 and 10/3 General Mills Inserts)
Final Price: $12.00 for 16 (or $0.75 each) (If you buy 16 and they each ring up at $1.00 and you use 4 $1.00 off 4 coupons. Note...I'm not sure what the 16th can of soup will ring up at.)

Gatorade and Propel $0.50 each (when you buy 10 Gatorade and 5 Propel in a single transaction)

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.50

-use coupon for $0.50 off 1 (found here and here) (will be doubled)
Final Price: $1.50

Quaker Standard Oats $1.50
-use coupon for $1.00 off Quaker Oats (found in 8/29 and 9/12 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: $0.50

Digiorno or Freschetta Pizza $4.50
-use coupon for $1.00 off Digiorno Pizza (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Freschetta Pizza (found in 9/12 SmartSource insert and here)
Final Price: $3.50

TGIFridays Frozen Snacks $3.50
-use coupon for $2.00 off TGIFridays (found in 9/26 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.50

Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks $1.00

Ragu Traditional or Meat Pasta Sauce $1.88

-use coupon for $0.30 off 1 Ragu Pasta Sauce (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert) (will be tripled)
Final Price: $0.98
Note...I was at Albertsons this morning and I noticed that they still had the 6 packs of Ragu for $5.99 at the front of the store. These were advertised in last week's ad. I'm not sure how long they will keep these out, but if you don't have any coupons and are interested in stocking up...these work out to right around $1.00 per jar!

Quaker Shaker Deal: Buy in Quantities of 5 and use manufacturer's coupon for $3.00 off (found in ad). Some items work out to $1.00 each, and others $1.40 each

-Items that work out to $1.00 each (when you buy in quantities of 5)
Quaker Life Cereal
Cap'n Crunch Cereal
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
Quaker Granola Bars
True Delights
Chewy Fiber Omega 3 Bars
Chewy Granola Bars
Breakfast Cookies
-Items that work out to $1.40 each (when you buy in quantites of 5)
Quaker Oatmeal Squares
Oatmeal to Go
Instant Oatmeal
Aunt Jemima Maple Syrup
Quakes Rice Snacks Big Bag
Mini Delights

Kraft Flavored Squeeze Mayo $0.59

(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Albertsons White Sandwich Bread
(Ad says FREE when you buy 2 Kraft 12 oz. Squeeze Mayo or Miracle Whip. I went to Albertsons to double check items before posting about them. I found a coupon for $1.00 off any bread when you buy ONE Kraft Mayo. (This coupon was right by the Mayo). Albertsons white bread is on sale for $1.00 this week. If you buy one Kraft Flavored Squeeze Mayo for $0.59 and pick up Albertsons white bread for $1.00 you should be able to buy BOTH for $0.59!)

Planters Trail Mix $0.99 each when you buy 2
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts 2 for $4.00
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Crystal Light Pure Fitness $0.99
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Kool-Aid FunFizz $0.49
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Kraft Easy Mac Dinners $0.99
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashews 2 for $5.00
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix 3 for $1.00
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Windex Window Cleaner $1.79
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Ziploc Freezer or Storage Bags 2 for $3.00
(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Jell-O Ready to Eat Pudding or Gelatin 4 for $8.00

(with in store manufacturer's coupon)

Oscar Mayer All Meat Wieners 2 for $4.00
(This is listed right next to all the other items that say you must use an in store manufacturer's coupon to get the price, but I don't see that it says this price is only good with in store man. coupon. I'm assuming you can use a coupon to lower the cost.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (found in 8/22 and 9/26 SmartSource inserts)
Final Price: $3.00 for 2 (or $1.50 each)

Oscar Mayer Beef Franks 2 for $6.00
(This is listed right next to all the other items that say you must use an in store manufacturer's coupon to get the price, but I don't see that it says this price is only good with in store man. coupon. I'm assuming you can use a coupon to lower the cost.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (found in 8/22 and 9/26 SmartSource inserts)
Final Price: $5.00 for 2 (or $2.50 each)

Kraft American Singels 2 for $5.00
(This is listed right next to all the other items that say you must use an in store manufacturer's coupon to get the price, but I don't see that it says this price is only good with in store man. coupon. I'm assuming you can use a coupon to lower the cost.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Kraft Sliced Cheese Singles (found in 9/26 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $4.00 for 2 (or $2.00 each)


Honeysuckle White Fresh 85% Lean Ground Turkey $1.00/1.2 lbs

Honeysuckle White Fresh Whole Turkey Breast Buy One Get One FREE

Albertsons Fresh Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast (pre-seasoned) Buy One Get TWO FREE (with in ad coupon)

Fresh Harvest Frozen Tilapia Fillets Buy One Get TWO FREE (with in ad coupon)

Albertsons Fresh Boneless Pork Loin Chops (pre-seasoned) Buy One Get TWO FREE
(with in ad coupon)

Albertsons USDA Choice Beef Petite Sirloin Steak Buy One Get TWO FREE (with on pack coupon)

Albertsons Fresh Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast $1.99/lb.

Pork Spare Ribs $1.88/lb.

Ocean Cafe Crab Cakes 10 for $10.00 (If you purchase less than 10 then they will be $1.25 each)


Strawberries $1.79/lb.

California Barlett Pears $0.99/lb.

Gala, Jonigold, or Red Delicious Apples $0.99/lb.

Sweet Potatoes $0.99/lb.

Jazz, Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious Apples $1.29/lb.
No nap for my little man today...which means no Albertsons Ad Match Up yet. The next few hours will be spent doing homework and getting supper ready. My hubby has to work late tonight, so I probably won't have time to do the match up until later least until the little man is in bed. Good thing about no nap, is that he will probably be ready for bed around 7:00. Sorry that I haven't gotten around to it sooner.

I did look through the ad and it looks like there are several GREAT deals this week. Some of my favorite include:

-Honeysuckle Ground Turkey $1.00 for 1.2 lbs. (This is a DEFINITE STOCK UP price!!! The last time they had this deal was in April, so if you are wanting to stock up on some is the time!!!)

-Select Quaker Items $1.00 (Cap'n Crunch Cereal, Life Cereal, Chewy Granola Bars)
You must use an in ad manufacturer's coupon AND buy in quantities of 5 to get this deal...$1.00 is usually my top price for cereal, so to me this is a GREAT deal to stock up on cereal! Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch is one of my hubby's favorite cereals, so I'll definitely be using a good part of our grocery budget for the week stocking up on this!! You can find a lot of deals on Kellogg's cereals every few weeks, but deals on Quaker cereals only come around 2 or 3 times a STOCK UP while you can!!

-Select Quaker Items $1.40 (Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Oatmeal Squares, Oatmeal to Go, Aunt Jemima Syrup)
Again, you must use in ad manufacturer's coupon AND buy in quantities of 5 to get this deal. This isn't as good of a deal as the other Quaker items for $1.00, but if you are just starting out and don't have a stock pile built up, it might be a good time to stock up on some of these items!

Kraft Flavored Squeeze Mayo $0.59
-I haven't tried these before, but my sister says she loves the Chipotle and Garlic and Herb varieties. These are normally priced around $2.00-$2.50 so a DEFINITE good deal!! I usually don't stock up on mayo since it doesn't have a long expiration date, but I noticed that these don't expire until it might be a good idea to buy several of them up at this price!

FREE Albertsons Bread wyb Kraft 12 oz. Mayo or Miracle Whip (in the ad it says buy TWO to get the bread free, but at the store the coupon says $1.00 off Bread with purchase of ONE Mayo.)
-If you buy the Flavored Mayo for $0.59, you'll be able to use the $1.00 off coupon (at the store) to get FREE Albertsons White Bread (on sale this week for $1.00) $0.59 for Mayo AND bread...a DEFINITE good deal!!

I will try to get a more detailed Ad Match Up done later tonight, but for now these are the best deals that I see so far!
I know that I haven't done the Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up for the new ad yet. I had a busy day yesterday and didn't have a chance to get around to it. I have several things to do this morning, but am planning on sitting down when my little one takes a nap to try to get it done...IF he takes a nap. :) I promise it's coming...just a little later than usual. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Couple of Other HEB Deals

I made a quick trip to HEB this morning, and I found a couple of deals that are not mentioned in the ad. I'm not sure if these deals will be found at all HEB's, but you might want to keep your eyes peeled for these deals.

Frozen Tai Pei Chinese Meals $1.00
-These are the individual sized meals. I can't find any coupons to go along with this sale, but even without coupons, this is a great deal.
(I found these on the freezer endcaps.)

Kid Cuisine Frozen Meals $1.76 (I think this is the price...I might be off by a few cents)
-There are HEB coupons for $1.00 off ONE found right by these meals. You will often see coupons for $1.00 off TWO, so this is a GREAT deal as well.

I think the Kid Cuisine Meals look terrible, but my kids are always asking for them...I just might have to surprise them with some the next time I go to HEB. :)

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (October 6 - 12)


Stouffer's Family Size Lasagna or Chicken Enchiladas
-use coupon for $1.00 off Stouffer's Family Size Meal (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $0.75 off Stouffer's Family Size Meal (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
Hill Country Fare Salad Dressing
Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad
Hill Country Fare Garlic Bread
Nestle Juicy Juice
That's a SAVINGS of $6.44 BEFORE coupons!


Kraft Velveeta Cheese (32 oz.)
Wolf Brand No Beans Chili (19 oz)
Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (28 oz.)
That's a SAVINGS of $3.78!

Healthy Ones Lunchmeat
Chef Boyardee Microwavable Bowls
Pringles Grab and Go Chips
That's a SAVINGS of $1.59!

2 Gatorade G or G2 (8 pack)
Aquafina Water (32 pack)
That's a SAVINGS of $5.99!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
-use coupon for $0.75 off Pepperidge Farm GoldFish (found in Woman's Day, Health, and Shape Magazines)
-use coupon for $0.35 off Pepperidge Farm GoldFish (found in Save Big Dream Big Coupon Book)
Campbell's Kids Soup
That's a SAVINGS of $1.00 BEFORE coupons!

Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets (12-22 ct.)
Digiorno Pizza
That's a SAVINGS of $5.75!

Fresh Express Crisp Lettuce Blend Salad
-use coupon for $0.55 off Fresh Express (found here)
Ozarka Natural Spring Water (6 pack)
HEB Salad Topping
That's a SAVINGS of $3.78 BEFORE coupons!

Gatorade or G2 (6 pack)
HEB Quench or Quench Fit (6 pack)

La Vaquita Queso Fresco
HEb Queso Fresco

2 Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats (8 ct.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Rice Krispies Treats (found in 8/15 RedPlum insert)
Kellogg's Cinnabon Bars

Stouffer's Family Size Meal
-use coupon for $1.00 off Stouffer's Family Size Meal (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $0.75 off Stouffer's Family Size Meal (found in 9/26 RedPlum insert)
Nestle Drumsticks

HEB Chef Prepared Sandwich
HEB Kettle Cooked Chips

3 Mars Brand Single Candy

HEB Premium Smoked Sausage
HEB Soft Drink (2 liter)

HEB Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks
Shedd's Country Crock Side Dishes
HEB Ketchup

1 bag of Apples (3 lbs. or larger)
GET $1.25 off Kraft Caramels of Caramel Bits

ChefStyle Mini Griddle
HEB Bake Shop Round Top White Bread
Hill Country Fare Natural Sliced Cheese

Gain or Tide 2x Liquid Laundry Detergent
-use coupon for $1.00 off Tide Detergent (found in 9/26 Proctor and Gamble insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Gain Detergent (found in 9/12 RedPlum insert)
HEB Bravo 2x Liquid Laundry Detergent

2 NYC Cosmetic Products
NYC Nail Enamel

Ricola Drops

HEB or Hill Country Essentials Mouth Rinse
Hill Country Essentials Toothbrush

Elations (6 pack or 7 ct. powder sticks)
-use coupon for $1.00 off Elations (found here)

Hill Country Essentials Disposable Razors for Men
Get 2nd 50% off

Hill Country Essentials Disposable Razors for Women
Get 2nd 50% off

Vicks NyQuil or DayQuil
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Vicks Product (found in 9/26 Proctor and Gamble insert)
Puffs Facial Tissue Cube

HEB Baby Premium Jumbo Pack or Supreme Jumbo Pack Diapers
Hill Country Essentials Baby Bubble Bath and Wash

2 Sesame Street Take & Toss Sippy Cups or Straw Cups

Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants with Cool Alert
-use coupon for $2.00 off Huggies Pull-Ups (found here)
Hugges Cleanteam Flushable Moist Wipes Tub


Hill Country Fare Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.98/lb.

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

Bartlett Pears $0.98/lb.

Red Seedless Grapes $0.98/lb.

New Zealand Kiwi 3 for $1.00

Organic Gala Apples $1.77/lb.

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

HEB: Fresh Express Deal

I haven't had a chance to do the full HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up yet, but I wanted to point a GREAT deal out so you don't miss it!

Fresh Express Salad
Ozarka Water (6 pack)
HEB Salad Topping

The Fresh Express Salads are priced around $2.79, but be on the lookout for Fresh Express Salad that are reduced to $0.99 for quick sale. I was at HEB this morning and they had a LOT of the salad on quick sale. The salad looked perfectly fine, but the bags were dated October I guess they are wanting to move them out quickly.

You can still get the FREE items by purchasing the salad that is on quick sale...just make sure that it fits the requirements in the ad. To make this deal even better, you can use the coupon for $0.55 off Fresh Express Salads (found here).

If you find the salad on quick sale, and use the $0.55 off'll pay only $0.44 for a bag of salad, 6 pack of water, and salad toppers...a GREAT deal!!

Grocery Shopping--October Week 1

Below is a picture of all the groceries that I have purchased during the first week of October. I only went to Target and HEB this week. Everything pictured below cost...

$14.20, and I saved close to $75.00. I also have a $5.00 gift card from Target left from doing the Mott's Apple Juice deal.

At Target I purchased:

10 Mott's Apple Juice $1.75 5 and receive a $5.00 gift card. I did this deal twice, and in the second transaction I used my $5.00 gift card from the first transaction to lower my out of pocket spending.

Total at Target was $12.50...with an additional $5.00 gift card.

At HEB I purchased:

3 HEB Dr. B (12 packs)
-used 3 coupons for $1.50 off any HEB product (Catalina coupon from doing Ziploc deal last month)
2 Ozarka Spring Water (6 pack)
-used 2 coupons for FREE Ozarka Spring Water wyb Fresh Express Salad (HEB store coupon)
2 Fresh Express Salad
-used 2 coupons for $0.55 off any Fresh Express Salad (found here)
2 HEB Seasoned Croutons
-used 2 coupons for FREE HEB Croutons wyb Fresh Express Salad (HEB Store coupon)
1 5lb. bag of Russet Potatoes
2 Goldfish
-used 2 coupons for $0.75 off Goldfish (found in Shape and Woman's Day Magazines)
2 Campbell's Kids Soups
-used 2 coupons for FREE Campbell's Kids Soup wyb Goldfish
1 Hill Country Fare Onion Soup Mix
2.5 lbs. of bananas
4 Bumble Tuna Pouches
-used 4 coupons for $0.55 off Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches (found in 9/12 SmartSource insert)
4 Yakisoba Noodles
-used 4 coupons for $0.50 off Yakisoba Noodles (found in 8/29 SmartSource insert)
8 Barilla Pasta
-used 8 coupons for $0.75 off Barilla Pasta (found in 8/29 SmartSource insert)
2 HEB Bake Shop Bread
-used 2 coupons for $1.50 off any HEB product (Catalina coupon from doing Ziploc Deal last month)
1 HEB Hamburger Buns
-used 1 coupon for $1.50 off any HEB Product (Catalina Coupon from doing Ziploc deal last month)
2 Kikkoman Soy Sauce
-used coupon for Buy one Get one Free (found here)

I also used 2 $5.00 Catalina Coupons from the Box Tops for Education deal (no longer running) to get an additional $10.00 off my purchase amount. I had to break up my trip into two different transactions since they only allow you to use one $5.00 Coupon per Transaction.

Total for HEB: $1.70!! (Seriously I think my best trip to HEB...especially since I bought some produce and bread...$1.70 is about the price of one loaf of bread!!)

My spending for the second week of October will definitely be quite a bit higher than this week. I still had 2 1/2 gallons of milk and quite a bit of produce left over from the previous week, so next week I will definitely need to add a lot more of those items to the list.

You might look at what I purchased above and wonder how I can feed my family on the products that are shown. Keep in mind that I have been coupon shopping like this for months now, so I have a LARGE stockpile of other staples in our pantry and freezer. I make our meal plans based on what I already have on hand. I am able to spend a small percentage of our grocery budget each week on items we NEED for the week, and the rest I use to continue stockpiling items that are on sale and can be used to create future meals with what I already have in our pantry/freezer.

How did you do for the first week of the month?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kikkoman Coupons

I'm excited about this coupon! I have soy sauce on my list of NEEDS from the grocery store this week, and I didn't have any coupons to use for it. Wouldn't you know that as I was checking different coupon sites, I came across these coupons!

Coupons that are available are:
-Buy one get one FREE Kikkoman Soy Sauce (10 oz. or larger)
-$1.00 off Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce or Glaze
-Buy one get one FREE Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce (10 oz. or larger)

Go here to print any of these coupons.

Thanks Printable Coupons and Deals!

Gerber Clothing Coupons

I found some great new coupons available for Gerber clother. The coupons can be found here.

The coupons include:

-$2.00 off any two Gerber Blanket Sleepers, Cotton PJs, or Thermal PJs
-$1.00 off any Gerber apparel or bedding purchase
-$2.50 off any two Gerber Onesies brand products

Remember that these coupons can be combined with clearance prices that you might find at Wal-Mart or Target, so you should be able to find some GREAT deals!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Target--Apparel Coupons

Target has several new coupons available at There are several new coupons for apparel that are available that I wanted to point out. Each time that Target releases these coupons they go FAST, so you'll want to print them now if you are interested.

$3.00 off Men's or Women's Sweater Item
$3.00 off Adult Denim Apparel
$2.00 off Kids' Denim Apparel

These coupons are GREAT to use on clearance items. The last time these coupons were available, I was able to purchase a pair of jeans that were normally priced around $25.00 for around $3.00!

I'm pretty sure that I saw Children's jeans (toddler sizes) priced at $4.00 or $5.00 the last time I was at as low as $2.00 with coupon.

Go here to print these coupons, and let us know if you find any great deals!

Coupon--Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meat

There's a new high value coupon available for $1.00 off ONE Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meat. I haven't seen this product in the stores before, so I'm guessing it's a fairly new product (or I've just been missing it).
Go here if you are interested in printing this coupon.

FREE Advil

How does a FREE bottle of Advil sound? Go here and sign up to request a coupon for a FREE bottle of Advil. This offer is only available for the first 500,000 people who sign up, and I'm sure that this will go quickly. If you are interested I'd sign up as soon as you can!

Thanks My Frugal Adventures!

Shrinking Your Grocery Budget--How to Get Started

I have had many people tell me that they've started using coupons combined with sales, but that they still aren't noticing a difference in their grocery budgets. They are still having to buy the same amount of food each week for their meals, so they aren't able to cut back.

I thought I'd share how I have been able to shrink our grocery budget, and hopefully this might help some of you as well. For those of you who have successfully been using coupons for some time and have been able to shrink your grocery budget, this post might not apply to you. Each family's needs are different, so what works for one family might not work for another family. If you are just starting out though, I think it helps to have some sort of idea of what has worked for others.

NUMBER 1: To me this is THE MOST important requiremnt to see your grocery budget shrink. You need to sit down with your spouse (or by yourself if you are single) and really discuss what your grocery budget should be for the month. This is not where you want it to be...this is realistically where it is. Based on your last few months of spending. You might think, "I've heard of people only spending $30 a week, so I'm going to make that my budget." Let me tell you that you cannot start out at $30 a week...people who are only spending that much have been budgeting and stockpiling for weeks (sometimes months) to get to that point. You might get there one day, but you cannot start there and realistically be able to feed your family a healthy/balanced diet. As an example for this post let's pretend that your weekly grocery budget is $100 for a family of five (of course this will differ based on your family's size/income/etc).

Once you know how much money you have set to work with, I suggest sitting down and writing out a meal plan...this might be for a week/2 weeks/etc. Typically I write out a meal plan from Monday to Sunday. BEFORE you write out the meals that you would like for the week, I STRONGLY encourage you to look through your freezer/pantry and see what items you already have on hand. If you have a lot of pasta and ground beef, you can work those items into the meal plan that you will be creating for your family. After checking your pantry go through store might find that chicken and rice are on sale...again, you can then work these ingredients into your meals. Once you have looked through your pantry and the ads, NOW it is time to write out your meal plan for the week. If you write out your meal plan FIRST then you will not be getting the best deals for the week.

This is what my weekly meal plan looks like for this week:
(Note...I only include suppers on my meal plan since lunches are usually leftovers and sandwiches)
Monday: Chicken Fajitas and Spanish Rice
Tuesday: Baked Ziti and Vegetables
Wednesday: Leftovers and Sandwiches (We have to rush out the door to church when my husband gets home from work, so most Wednesdays are very simple)
Thursday: Chicken/Vegetable Stirfry
Friday: Chicken Sandwiches and Mac and Cheese
Saturday: I leave this blank since we usually eat with my in laws. Otherwise Saturdays are another easy Sandwiches/Leftover day.
Sunday: Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, Rolls

After you have the list of meals down, you'll need to make a grocery list of every item that you will need to prepare your meals. Don't forget to shop from your pantry before heading to the store. Take your list into your pantry/freezer and mark off all the ingredients that you already have on hand to prepare your meals. If you have already taken inventory of your pantry and used those ingredients to create your meal plan, you should be able to mark several things off of your list. Don't forget to add items to your list for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.

Your goal is to now buy every item that is left on your list for the LOWEST possible amount...this might be done by using coupons, shopping sales, buying store brand products. By making a conscious effort to do this you will be amazed at how much you can save. Remember, we are pretending that we have $100.00 to work with. After shopping out of your pantry and buying the remaining items on your list for LOWEST cost you can find, you might be able to find all of the items for $85.00. What should you do with that remaining $15.00...shrink your grocery budget down to $85.00? The answer is NOT YET!! Whatever money you have left after shopping for your family's weekly needs should be used to STOCKPILE items that are at their rock bottom sales combined with coupons. You might only have an extra $5.00 left for the week...or you might have $20.00. Whatever you have left you should use!

$5.00 doesn't sound like much, but you can often find pasta for under $.50 a bag when you combine sales with coupons...using $5.00 you can stockpile 10 bags of pasta. You can often find cereal for around $1.00 a box...using $5.00 you can stockpile 5 boxes of cereal.

When you first start doing this, you might not notice a huge difference. I encourage you to stick with it...keep making meal plans, keep shopping from your pantry/store sales, keep trying to get items that you need each week at their rock bottom prices. DON'T adjust your grocery budget yet!! Each week take the extra that you have left after shopping for your weekly needs and stock up on items that are way on sale. Your grocery budget won't change, but I can guarantee that you'll notice your pantry and freezer filling up.

Each week when you make your meal plan and shop from your pantry first, you'll be able to mark more and more items off of your grocery list. Your NEEDS from the grocery store will dwindle to almost nothing. Do you remember my meal plan for the week that I listed earlier? I just finished making my list of everything I NEED for this week (including breakfasts, lunches, suppers, and snacks for a family of 5)

Here's the list:
-soy sauce
-hamburger buns
-onion soup mix
I should be able to buy all of those items for under $10.00...the rest of my grocery budget can be used to continue stockpiling items that I find GREAT deals on!

If you are just starting out, I encourage you to give this a try for 4 to 6 weeks. At the end of that time, you should be able to COMFORTABLY start cutting your grocery budget. When I did this for my family, I did not cut everything back at once...after 6 weeks I was able to cut $20.00 off our weekly grocery budget, after another month, $40 more, and a few weeks later an additional $20.00. Now we are spending $80.00 less each week and we have MORE food in our house than we ever had when I was spending that full amount at the store!

I know this post is long, but I have had so many questions from people about this topic, so I decided to share what worked for our family. Hopefully some of you will give this a try and notice a difference soon!

If some of you have been able to successfully shrink your grocery budget, you can leave a comment below sharing how you did it...I'd love to hear some new and different tips!

Target--Mott's Apple Juice Deal

Target is currently offering a great promotion on Mott's Apple Juice and Apple Sauce (6 pack).

Mott's Apple Juice/Sauce $1.75
-Buy 5 and receive a $5.00 Target Gift Card

Once you factor in the gift card, it will be like you are paying $0.75 for each bottle of juice. The lowest price I usually find on juice is $0.99, so this might be a great time to stock up.

Remember that at Target, you can't use the $5.00 Gift Card that you receive on your initial transaction, but you can use it if you do the deal a second time. If you are interested in stocking up on juice, you might consider doing the following:

Transaction #1:
-5 Mott's Apple Juice
Pay: $8.75 and receive $5.00 Gift Card

Transaction #2:
-5 Mott's Apple Juice
Pay: With $5.00 Gift Card from transaction 1 AND $3.75 in cash...and receive an additional $5.00 Gift Card

10 bottles of juice for $12.50 out of pocket, and you'll still have a $5.00 gift card to use in the future!