Saturday, September 17, 2011

ZarBee's Coupon--Moneymaker at Walgreens Week of September 25

Go here and print a coupon for $1.00 off any ZarBee's product. (I found this coupon using zip code 76904 and clicking on the Health Care Category).

Next week (beginning September 25th) Walgreens is supposed to be having a Register Reward on ZarBee's cough medicine.

The deal will look like this:
ZarBee's Nighttime Cough and Sleep Drink $5.99 and receive a $6.00 Register Reward
-use coupon for $1.00 off ZarBee's
Final Price: Pay $4.99 and receive a $6.00 Register Reward

It is now officially fall, so we should be seeing a lot of deals on cough/cold medicines and Kleenex at the drug stores. When they have these deals, think about stocking up on enough products to get your family through the mindful of expiration dates and please do not clear the shelves. We will see plenty of sales over the coming weeks. Nothing is worse than being sick, or having sick children, and having to go out to the store to pick up medicine. Think ahead, watch the sales, and then when your family gets sick, you'll be able to go and grab medicine you already have on hand.

Thanks Wild for Wags!

Getting Started at Walgreens

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, then you might want to consider stopping in at Walgreens tomorrow to get started earning some Register Rewards.

Remember, start small so you don't get overwhelmed.

Deal Idea:

Buy: Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Soother $2.00
Pay $2.00 and you will receive a $2.00 Register Reward at check out.


Buy: Hyland's Nighttime Cold 'n Cough 4 Kids $4.99
Pay $4.99 and you will receive a $5.00 Register Reward

You could buy both products in a single transaction and spend $6.99 (plus any tax) and receive $7.00 in Register Rewards, or you could try your hand at piggy backing the two deals. Buy the Blistex in the first transaction...spend $2.00 and receive a $2.00 Register Reward. In your second transaction, buy the cough medicine, pay with the $2.00 Register Reward you just earned. You will then owe $2.99 and will receive a $5.00 Register Reward.

Remember to start slowly at the drugstores. They can be a little confusing...but so worth it when you learn how to roll the rewards from one deal to the next.

CVS--GREAT Deal on Baby Products Starting 9/18

CVS is running a really great promotion on baby products starting tomorrow. When you buy $25.00 of participating baby care items, you will receive a $10.00 Extra Care Buck. You will need to reach the $25.00 mark BEFORE any coupons are scanned, so this can make for a GREAT deal.

Deal Idea:

Buy: 3 Huggies Slip on Diapers $9.00 each ($27.00)
-use 3 coupons for $3.oo off Huggies Slip on Diapers (found in 9/11 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $18.00 and you will receive a $10.00 Extra Care Buck (ECB)
(If you factor in the ECBs, it will be like paying $8.00 for 3 packs of diapers...or $2.67 each)

Or you could do the following deal:

BUY: 2 Huggies Slip on Diapers $9.00 each ($18.00)
AND 3 Johnson & Johnson products $3.00 each ($9.00)
Total: $27.00
-use 2 coupons for $3.00 off Huggies Slip on Diapers (found in 9/11 SmartSource insert)
-use 3 coupons for $1.00 off Johnson & Johnson products (found here, here, here, or here)
Final Price: $18.00 and you will receive a $10.00 Extra Care Buck (ECB)
(If you factor in the ECBs, it will be like paying $8.00 for 2 packs of diapers and 3 Johnson & Johnson products...or $1.60 each)

Or you could do the following deal:

BUY: 9 Johnson & Johnson products $3.00 each ($27.00)
-use the $1.00 off coupons for Johnson & Johnson products that are listed above
Final Price: $18.00 and you will receive a $10.00 Extra Care Buck
(If you factor in the ECBs, it will be like paying $8.00 for 9 Johnson & Johnson products...or$0.89 each)

There is a limit of one per card, and as always, please double check your ad to be sure that our CVS will be participating in this deal. The ad previews are not for our local CVS, but in the past the deals have always been the same here...but you always want to check to make sure!

Getting Started at CVS

If you are just beginning to shop at CVS or Walgreens, then I encourage you to start small. On your first trip to the drugstores, plan on going in and doing just one transaction to get your feet wet.

Tomorrow is the perfect time to make your first trip to CVS. Here's a game plan that you might want to consider:

First, if you don't already have an Extra Care Card with CVS, then go ahead and sign up for one. It will only take you a few minutes, and you'll be able to start saving right away.

Second, find the price scan machine and scan your Extra Care Card. If you can't locate it, then ask the cashier to point you in the right direction. You might not get any coupons on your first scan, but it's a good idea to get in the habit of scanning your card every time you shop at CVS.

Now it's time to start shopping. CVS has an Extra Bucks deal this week where if you buy select Gold Emblem Candy (Gold Emblem is CVS' store brand) (candy corn, autumn mix, or pumpkins) for $0.99, you'll receive a $0.99 Extra Care Buck at check out. Note, this sale is only good Sunday to Tuesday, and there is a limit of one of these deals per card.

Buy the candy, and you'll be on your way to shopping at CVS and rolling your Extra Care Bucks.

Remember, start small so you won't get overwhelmed.

Oh, you might also want to pick up a Green Bag Tag while you are there. This is a small tag that is shaped like a leaf. Every time you shop at CVS and bring in a reusable bag, the cashier will scan this tag. Every 4th time the tag is scanned, you'll earn an additional $1.00 Extra Care Buck.

Good luck starting at CVS! One more thing...if they happen to be out of the candy, don't forget to ask for a rain check!


I gave a coupon class at my church last night, so if any of you are new to my site after attending the class I just want to say Welcome!

Public speaking is not my calling, but I know how using coupons has changed our family's finances and it is something I am passionate about...passionate enough to get over my fears of public speaking for an hour or two to try to help others understand how coupon shopping really works.

There are a few things I really want you to remember:

-Start small!! If you jump into this with both feet, then chances are you are going to get overwhelmed. Start with one store, once you get comfortable with that store then move onto another one.

-Don't feel like you need to save a huge amount of money when you are first starting out. Saving $1.00, is $1.00 more in your pocket. Give it a few weeks and you should start seeing a significant decrease in your grocery budget.

-ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS use your coupons ethically. Manufacturer's do not have to issue coupons. If people begin abusing the system then coupons could become a thing of the past.

-NEVER, NEVER, NEVER photocopy a coupon. I know I mentioned this last night, but wanted to state it again. This is coupon fraud...stores will not get reimbursed for coupons that are photocopied.

-Always be kind and courteous while you are shopping. Share coupons with other shoppers, leave some on shelves for the person coming into the store later. Be friendly to your cashier. A smile and a kind word go a LONG way...this goes for shopping even without coupons. :)

-Don't clear shelves. There will always be another deal, so don't feel bad if you miss out on one.

-When you start building up a stockpile of items, keep what your family will reasonably use before the items expire and GIVE the rest away. There are so many people that are struggling right now. What a blessing it is to be able to give things away. I guarantee that if you do this, that you will be blessed more than you can imagine!

-HAVE FUN! Take a friend and go looking for deals together. Coupon shopping doesn't need to be stressful. It's a learning experience. Give yourself time and grace while you are figuring this all out.

Once again, thank you to all that came last night. I am looking forward to hearing about how you have started saving money!!

Please feel free to leave comments on the blog, or email me any questions/success stories. I would love to hear how you are doing.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tacos--It's What's For Dinner

Taco meat is simmering on the stove.

I guess third time's a charm, right? :)

Dollar General--FREE Nivea Body Wash!

I read about this deal on Hip2Save, so I thought I'd go and see if I could find the same deal at one of our local Dollar Generals.

Nivea Body Wash for Women(8.4 oz.) is on sale for $2.00 right now at Dollar General, and if you use the coupon for $2.00 off Nivea Body Wash (found in the 7/31 RedPlum insert), you'll be able to pick it up for FREE!

I went to the Dollar General that is located across from HEB. The Nivea Body Wash was marked at $2.50 on the shelves, but rang up at $2.00. I picked up two and walked out paying absolutely nothing.

The body wash was located on the very top shelf, so it's easy to miss if you aren't looking for it. I am assuming that the body wash would be priced the same at all Dollar Generals. I know there are several in town, so if you happen to be by one, then swing by and grab some FREE body wash!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Grocery "Stock Up" Shopping Trip

After I purchased all of our "needs" for the week, I made a trip to Albertsons to stock up at items that are on sale this week. I purchased everything above and spent $37.05.

Albertsons is having a Mega Event Sale where if you buy 10 participating products you receive $5.00 off instantly. The majority of the items I bought were part of this promotion.

Chex Mix (purchased at Wal-Mart, price matched Walgreens ad) $0.99
-used 2 $1.00 off 2 coupons (found here)
Final Price: $0.49 each

2 Hostess Snacks $1.00
-used 2 coupons for $0.50 off any Hostess product (found here) (doubled)
Final Price: FREE

3 Lance Crackers $0.99
3 Snyders Pretzels $0.99
(You must purchase both in a single transaction to get them for $0.99 each)
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off Lance Crackers (found in 8/21 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $0.49 each (or FREE Lance Crackers and $0.99 Pretzels)

6 Tombstone Pizzas $2.99
-used 2 coupons for $1.50 off 3 Tombstone Pizzas (found here) (There were also coupons for $1.00 off one Tombstone pizza in the 8/14 SmartSource insert. I didn't have any of these coupons, but if you do then you'll get an even better deal).
Final Price: $2.49 each ($2.50 is my stock up price for frozen pizza, and I was down to only two pizzas in our freezer, so I was excited about this price).

6 Campbell's Double Noodle Soup $0.98
-used 2 coupons for $0.40 off 3 Campbell's Soups (found here) (doubled)
Final Price: $0.71 each

12 Progresso Soups $0.98
-used 3 coupons for $1.00 off 4 Progresso Soups (found in 8/7 and 9/11 General Mills insert)
Final Price: $0.73 each

4 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits $0.99
-used 2 coupons for $0.30 off 2 Pillsbury Biscuits (found in 8/7 and 9/11 General Mills insert) (tripled)
Final Price: $0.54

2 Juicy Juice $1.99
-used 2 coupons for $0.50 off Juicy Juice (found here) (doubled)
Final Price: $0.99

The total for Albertsons trip was $35.09 with a savings of $83.13. I also bought the Chex Mix at Wal-Mart and spent $1.96 and saved $6.76.

Total Spent: $37.05
Total Saved: $89.89

Weekly "NEEDS" Shopping Trip

I went to Wal-Mart this morning to shop for all our NEEDS for the week. I ended up price matching the majority of the items that we needed with the Lowe's ad. I picked up everything below and ended up spending $14.73.

I price matched everything except for the bananas and apples.

I didn't use any coupons, but still saved almost $5.00 just by price matching.

(Looking at this picture, I realize that I forgot to pick up bread, so in reality I should have spent another $2.00 or $3.00 to pick up all of our NEEDS for the week).

Do You Use Coupons on Everything You Buy?

Have you seen some of the previews for the new season of Extreme Couponing? I watched one segment that showed a woman say that she wouldn't buy something unless she had a coupon for it.

I've had several people ask me if I use coupons on everything I buy, and let me answer with a resounding NO! I don't think it is realistic to try to use coupons on for dairy products, fresh meat, fresh produce are few and far between. I started couponing to try to save money, but I refuse to give up the benefits of fresh fruits/veggies/meat just to save money at the grocery store.

I am able to use coupons on other grocery staples, and that frees up a good portion of my weekly budget to focus on getting the fresh products that we need.

What about you? Do you try to use coupons on everything you buy?

Meal Planning

Another week has flown by, and that means it is time for a new weekly meal plan. Remember to really see your grocery bill go down, you need to have a plan. I encourage you to sit down and make a weekly meal plan. This will allow you to use food you already have on hand and make the most of store specials for the week. After you have shopped for the items your family NEEDS for the week, you can then spend any money you have left over from your budget to stock up on items that are at rock bottom prices. If you are just starting out, then you might not have more than a few dollars to use to stock up on items. Don't get discouraged. After you have been doing this for a few weeks, you should really start to see a big difference in the amount you are spending on needs versus stock up items.

My weekly meal plan:
(This includes suppers only. Breakfast usually consists of cereal, waffles, toast, eggs, or yogurt, and lunches are usually sandwiches or leftovers.)

Thursday (September 15):
Tacos, Beans, Rice (Once again, I didn't cook this last week so it is going back on the meal plan for this week).

Friday (September 16):
Fish Sticks, Macaroni and Cheese, Carrot Sticks/Broccoli (I can't stand fish sticks, but my boys love them. I'll be out of the house at supper, so a perfect time to have hubby cook them. :)

Saturday (September 17):
Eat with in laws

Sunday (September 18):
Sandwiches with Broccoli/Raisin Salad

Monday (September 19):
Santa Fe Skillet Casserole

Tuesday (September 20):
Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry over Pasta

Wednesday (September 21):
Leftovers or Sandwiches

Before I made my meal plan, I looked through my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry so I could use items that we already have on hand for meals this week. Doing this allows me to not waste food that we already have and to spend the least amount of money on our weekly NEEDS. I will then take the remainder of our food budget to stock up on items at their rock bottom prices.

My Grocery List for our Weekly Needs:

Bread (2 loaves)
Milk (1 gallon...$2.99 price match CVS ad)
Fresh Fruit/Veggies
-Broccoli ($0.99/lb. at Lowe's)
-Carrots ($0.99/lb. at Lowe's)
-Kiwi ($0.25 each at Lowe's)
-Onions ($0.29/lb. at Lowe's)
-Tomatoes ($0.78/lb. at Lowe's)
-Bananas ($0.48/lb.)
-Apples or Oranges

What does your meal plan look like? Are you starting to notice a difference in the amount of items you NEED each week?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Coupons for $0.49 Chex Mix and Bugles

Walgreens has select snacks on sale for $0.99 this week. I already posted several different coupons you could use to get a bag of these snacks for $0.49, but I found a couple more coupons.

Go here to print the following coupons:

$1.00 off 2 Chex Mix
$1.00 off 2 Bugles.

I was at Walgreens yesterday and they were already completely sold out of this. I ended up taking my ad to Wal-Mart, and I was able to price match with no problem at all. If you don't feel comfortable price matching, you can always ask for a rain check at Walgreens.

This is the perfect time to stock up on these!

Albertsons Ad/Coupon Match Up (September 14 - 20)

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 DAY
-accept TWO coupons during a Buy one Get one Free sale (as long as the coupon states $X.XX off ONE product)
-allow you to combine a manufacturer's coupon with a store coupon

BUY 10 Save $5.00, 20 Save $10.00, 30 Save $15.00 (You MUST buy items in 10s to get $5.00 instant savings at register. Prices will already reflect the $5.00 savings).

Niagara Water (24 pack) $2.49

Campbell's Condensed Soups (select varieties) $0.98
-use coupon for $1.00 off 5 Campbell's Condensed soups (found here)
-use coupon for $0.40 off 2 Campbell's Condensed Soups (found in 9/11 SmartSource insert) (will double)
-use coupon for $0.40 off 3 Campbell's Condensed Soups (found here) (will double)
Final Price: As low as $0.58 each

Green Giant Can Vegetables $0.69

Tombstone Pizza $2.99
-use coupon for $1.50 off 3 Tombstone Pizzas (found here)
Final Price: $2.49 each wyb 3

Oscar Mayer Lunchables Fun Packs $2.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Lunchables with Fruit (tearpad coupon that was available to HEB and Albertsons several weeks ago)
Final Price: $1.99 each wyb 2

Albertsons Natural Slices $2.49

Progresso Classic Soups $0.98
-use coupon for $1.00 off 4 Progresso Soups (found in 8/7 and 9/11General Mills inserts)
Final Price: $0.73 each wyb 4

Red Gold Can Tomatoes (28 oz.) $0.89

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits $0.99
-use coupon for $0.30 off 2 Grands! Biscuits (found in 9/11 General Mills insert, here, and here) (will triple)
Final Price: $0.54 each wyb 2

Powerade Sports Drink $0.69

Mrs. Baird's Honey Wheat Bread $1.49

Pillsbury Cake Mix or Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix $0.99
-use coupon for $0.40 off 1 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix (found in 6/12 RedPlum insert) (will double)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mixes (found in 6/12 RedPlum insert)
Final Price: As low as $0.19

Dreyer's Ice Cream $2.99

Hamburger Helper or Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes (Twin Packs) $1.79
-use coupon for $0.75 off 3 Hamburger Helpers (found in 9/11 General Mills insert)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Potatoes (found in 9/11 General Mills insert and here) (will double)
Final Price: As low as $1.29 each wyb 2

Hormel Chili, Tamales, Dinty Moore Stew $1.29

Kool-Aid Jammers $1.79

Juicy Juice Fruit Drinks $1.99
-use coupon for $0.50 off any Juicy Juice Product (found here) (will double)
Final Price: $0.99

Fuze Slenderize $0.88

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (12 ct.), Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, or Grape Nuts $2.49
-use coupon for $1.00 off 3 Pop-Tarts (found in 7/24 and 8/28 RedPlum inserts)
Final Price: As low as $2.15

Marie Callender's Dinners or Healthy Choice Steamers $2.49

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Toaster Strudel (found here)
-use coupon for $0.50 off 2 Toaster Strudel (found here, here, and in 9/11 General Mills insert) (will double)
Final Price: $1.49 each wyb 2

Bush's Variety Beans $0.89

Arm & Hammer 2x Laundry Detergent or Oxi Clean $2.99
-use coupon for $3.00 off any 2 Oxi Clean products (found in 7/24 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.49 each wyb 2

Always Save Bleach $0.99

Arrid Xtra Dry Deodorant $0.99

People Magazine $4.49

OTHER DEALS (NOT Part of the buy 10 Save $5.00 promotion):

BUY 3 Kellogg's Cereal (Frosted Mini-Wheat, Raisin Bran, or Crunchy Nut) 3 for $10.00
GET $3.60 off milk (1 gallon) on your next visit.
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Frosted Mini Wheats (found in 8/29 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Raisin Bran (found in 9/11 RedPlum insert)

Imperial Sugar $2.50
-use coupon for $0.50 off Imperial Sugar (found here) (will double)
Final Price: $1.50

Yoplait Light Parfait Granola 2 pack $2.00
-use coupon for $0.75 off Yoplait Light Parfait (found in 9/11 General Mills insert)
Final Price: $1.25

Smart Ones Frozen Entrees $2.29
-use coupon for $3.00 off 10 Smart Ones Entrees (found in 8/7 SmartSource insert)
Final Price: $1.99 each wyb 10

Stouffer's family Size Entrees $8.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off 1 Stouffer's meal (found here)
Final Price: $7.99

Jose Ole Taquitos $4.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Jose Ole product 16 oz. or larger (found here)
Final Price: $3.99

BUY: Lance Crackers AND Snyders Pretzels in a single transaction $0.99 each
-use coupon for $1.00 off Lance Crackers (found in 8/21 SmartSource insert and here)
Final Price: $0.49 each


10 lb. Russet Potatoes $4.99
3 lb. bag of onions

2 lb. bag of Baby Carrots $3.69
1 Bunch of Celery

Large Cantaloupe $2.99
Medium Hass Avocado

BUY:Cherub Tomatoes $3.99
Red or Green Leaf Lettuce

BUY:Litehouse Dressing $4.49
Fresh Express Garden Salad
-use coupon for $1.00 off Fresh Express Salad (Vocal Point Home Mailer)

32 oz. Fruit Bowl $9.99
20 oz. Watermelon Bowl

Strawberries $1.99/lb.


Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb.

Assorted Pork Chops (bone-in) $1.99/lb.

Fresh 85% Lean Ground Beef $2.98/lb.

Sanderson Farms Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Buy one get one FREE

Bone-in Pork Loin or Rib Chops Buy one get one FREE

St. Louis Style Pork Ribs Buy one get one FREE

USDA Choice Bottom Round Steak Buy one get one FREE

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (pre-seasoned) Buy one get TWO FREE (with in ad coupon)

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak (pre-seasoned) Buy one get TWO FREE (with in ad coupon)

Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops (pre-seasoned) Buy one get TWO FREE (with in ad coupon)

Best Deals at Lowe's

These are the best deals that I see at Lowe's this week:

Mild Yellow Onions $0.29/lb

Red Ripe Large Slicing Tomatoes $0.78/lb.

Cantaloupe $0.98

Peaches or Nectarines $0.99/lb.

Red or Black Plums $0.99/lb.

Kiwi 4 for $1.00 ($0.25 each)

Granny Smith Apples $0.98/lb.

Navel Oranges $0.99/lb.

Sweet Potatoes $0.88/lb.

Fresh Broccoli $0.99/lb.

Mini Peeled Carrots (1 lb. bag) $0.99

Lowe's White Bread $0.46

Fresh 73% Lean Ground Beef $1.89/lb

Chicken Leg Quarters $0.59/lb.

I will definitely be taking my ad into Wal-Mart and price matching a lot of produce this week!

HEB--Cookware and FREE Food!

While looking through the HEB ad for this week, I noticed several different deals where if you buy cookware, you get several food items for free. I quickly moved on to look for other deals, but then I started thinking about the cookware deals.

If any of you have people you know who are starting college, moving out, getting married, etc. then they might be needing cookware items...think Graduation, Christmas, Wedding could pick up some cookware for gifts and benefit from the FREE food that you could get from the deals this week.

It's never too early to start putting items back for gifts, and you just might be able to get some FREE groceries while marking people off your list.

HEB Ad/Coupon Match Up (September 14 - 20)

This week's ad looks a lot like last week's. There aren't a whole lot of new deals in the ad this week, but keep in mind that sometimes the best deals you can find at HEB are unadvertised!


HEB Fully Cooked Burgers
HEB American Singles
HEB Corn Chips
HEB Soft Drink (2 liter)
Brainy Baby or Glitter Bugs Book


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

Guerroro Fresqui-Ricas Tortillas (16 ct.)
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Guerrero Product (found here)
HEB Par-Baked Tortillas (10 ct.)

1 lb. of HEB New Harvest Wild Gulf Shrimp
Good Cook Plastic Shrimp Tool

Gain 2x or Cheer 2x Liquid or Gain or Cheer Powder Laundry Detergent
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Gain Detergent (found in 8/14 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $0.50 off any Cheer Detergent (found in 8/14 RedPlum insert)
Clorox Liquid Bleach

1 lb. of HEB New Harvest Wild Gulf Shrimp
Zatarain's Fish-Fri or Shrimp-Fri

Cocinaware 10" Enamel Cast Iron Fry Pan ($19.97)
HEB Fresh Ground Chuck (1 lb. 80% lean)
HEB Burrito Grande Flour Tortillas
HEB Mexican Blend Fancy Shredded Cheese
HEB Specialty Series Ranchero Salsa

Cocinaware Granite Molcajete and Stone ($19.97)
4 small Avocados
1 bunch Cilantro
HEB White Corn or Round Tortilla Chips

Cocinaware Mini Enamel Casts Iron Fry Pan ($7.00)
HEB Chorizo Sausage
HEB Queso Oaxaca
HEB White Corn or Round Tortilla Chips

HEB Seasoned Beef Skirt Steaks with Texas BBQ Rub
Wholly Guacamole Classic

HEB Fully Cooked Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce
HEB Iced Tea Mix

Hill Country Essentials Skin Care
Hill Country Essentials Mesh Sponge

Duracell Saver Pack Batteries
-use coupon for $1.00 off Duracell Batteries (found in 8/28 Proctor and Gamble insert)
HEB Milk (1/2 Gallon)

ProFreshionals Onion Saver ($2.97)
ProFreshionals Tomato, Pepper, or Lemon/Lime Produce Saver

Berry Box 3-in-1 Fruit Saver Basaket ($7.97)
Strawberries (1 lb.)

Healthy Ones Lunchmeat
Disney Pixar Ratatouille Book

Hill Country Fare Mac 'N Cheese (4 pack cups)
Children's Die Cut Book

2 HEB Honey Nut Toasted Oats Cereal
1, 2, 3 Si! Book

HEB Orange Juice
Children's Book from the Richard Scarry's Collection

HEBuddy Smoothies (8 pack)
Shimmer Fairy Board Books

Suave Professionals Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler
Kyla & Carlos Children's Book

Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Book
HEB MooTopia Lactose Free Milk

Dr. Seuss One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Book
Fisher Boy Qwik Stix (16 ct.)


Large Black Plums $0.88/lb.

Strawberries $1.77/lb.

Sweet Red Bell Pepper $0.88 each

Minneola Tangelos $1.47/lb.

HEB Seasoned Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts for Fajitas $1.97/lb.

Trident, Dentyne, or Stride Multipack Gum $0.99
-use coupon for $1.00 off any 3 multipacks of Trident, Stride, or Dentyne (found in 8/7 SmartSource insert)
(When HEB puts multipack gum on sale for $0.99, you usually get the sale price with an in store coupon. The ad does not mention needing an in store coupon to get the $0.99 price. If you go to HEB and need an in store coupon, then you will not be able to use the additional $1.00 coupon...unless the HEB coupon is labeled "B.")

Velveeta Coupon

Go here to print a coupon for $1.00 off one Velveeta Queso Blanco 32 oz. product.

It seems like Velveeta cheese coupons only come around once or twice a year, so if you use Velveeta then I'd go ahead and print now.

My middle son LOVES cheese dip, so I'll definitely be printing this coupon.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HEB: Hot Pocket/Digiorno Pizza Deal

I went to HEB today, and I noticed an unadvertised deal that you might be interested in.

Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets (5 count) (I can't find where I wrote down the price. I believe it was $4.88.)
Digiorno Pizza (Individual Size)

Of course this wouldn't be a real deal unless there was a coupon to go along with it. There's a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Hot Pockets that you can print here.

2 Hot Pockets ($9.76)
2 Digiorno Pizzas ($5.96)
-minus $1.00 off 2 Hot Pockets and 2 yellow coupons for FREE Digiorno
Final Price: $8.76

For $8.76 you'll be getting 10 Hot Pockets and 2 individual Digiorno 12 lunches/ out to $0.73 each.

This isn't the greatest deal, but I know of several people who pack Hot Pockets in their kids' lunches almost every day. If this is something you do, or are thinking about doing, then this might be a good time to stock up on several boxes.

Hostess Coupon

Go here and like Hostess on Facebook, and you'll be able to print a coupon for $0.50 off any Hostess product.

Coupons for Hostess products are few and far between, so if you are interested I'd go ahead and print now. You should be able to print this off twice.

I was at Albertsons this afternoon, and I noticed that the individual Hostess snacks were on sale for $1.00 (regularly $1.49). Since this coupon has no size restrictions on it, you'll be able to grab a Hostess snack for FREE once coupon is doubled!

FREE Skittles at Walgreens

In Walgreen's ad this week there is an in ad coupon that makes Mars candy only $0.50. You can also use the coupon for $1.00 off 2 Skittles (found here) to get two packages completely FREE!!

You will be able to print this coupon off twice per computer, so enjoy some FREE candy.

Stock Up Day

The last few days I have been very busy. I woke up this morning and realized that I never went to the store to stock up on the best deals of the week. Since the new grocery store ads come out tomorrow, I decided that I needed to make the rounds this morning. I didn't purchase a large amount of food. Instead I focused on stocking up on ground beef. Albertsons had ground beef on sale for $1.98/lb...the best price I've seen in the last few months, so the majority of the remainder of my weekly grocery budget went to buying 12 lbs. of ground beef. I also purchased 6 Oscar Mayer Carving Board meats that were $0.99 after coupons. I purchased some at Albertsons and also price matched some at Wal-Mart.

All of the nonfood items were free or money makers with the exception of the Gain Dish Detergent, which was $0.19 after $0.50 coupons were doubled.

I won't do a breakdown of all of the deals, since the majority of the sales end today. I will try to do better about getting my stock up trip done earlier this coming week.

I ended up spending $40.98 (almost $30.00 of that was for the ground beef and lunch meat, so everything else came to just over $10.00), and I saved $133.78.