Friday, September 23, 2011
Please note that this concerns the Walgreens in San Angelo, TX. I know that many Walgreens in other cities/states are not changing their policies. I am not sure if different store managers are allowed to tweak the coupon policies as they see fit, but as customers, we always need to do our part to follow the policies at the stores we shop at. Also, please be advised that things can change at a moment's notice. It seems what is accepted one day, may not be accepted the next day. Always talk to your cashiers/managers so you can be up to date on any changes that have occurred.
First of all:
Walgreens is AGAIN no longer accepting manufacturer's coupons with the coupons in the monthly Walgreens coupon book. They are now considering these to be manufacturer's coupons, so they will NOT stack them. This is not the case in the majority of Walgreens, but something that the manager on duty told me is our local store's policy. They will continue to stack manufacturer's coupons with the in ad weekly coupons, but NOT with the monthly coupon book
At Walgreens it has always been the policy that you can't have more manufacturer's coupons than products. This can be an issue since Register Rewards are manufacturer's coupons and count in your coupon total. It used to be the case that if you purchased TWO products and had a coupon for $1.00 off 2 products, you would still be able to use one Register Reward...two coupons, two products. Now they have changed this. If you have one coupon that states $1.00 off 2 products, this coupon will attach to TWO products...if you want to use a Register Reward you will need to get a filler item. You can no longer just count your manufacturer's coupons and Register Rewards and make sure you have an equal number of products in your purchase. You must read the wording on all the coupons. If you have ONE coupon that is for $1.00 off 2...this ONE coupon now counts towards TWO items, not the normal ONE that it would before in the coupon to item ratio.
I know all of this is a little confusing, so please let me know if you have any quesions or need me to clarify.
Again, please remember that this is for the Walgreens in San Angelo (specifically the one across from HEB). You will need to check at the Walgreens that you regularly shop at to see if there have been any changes you need to be made aware of.
Lowe's has Del Monte Canned Vegetables on sale for $0.59 this week, and there is a manufacturer's coupon that can be found in the Albertsons ad that will allow you to get them for $0.39 each.
Buy 10 Del Monte Canned Vegetables $0.59
-use coupon for $2.00 off 10 select Del Monte products (found in Albertsons ad) (Note, this is a manufacturer's coupon. I asked the cashier at Wal-Mart if I could use it. She said that since it was a manufacturer's coupon that there was no issue with me using it)
Final Price: $3.90 for 10 cans...$0.39 each
If you decide to do this deal at Wal-Mart, then you will need to use the Lowe's ad to price match.
Chicken Taco Soup:
1 onion, chopped
1 can pinto beans (15 oz)
1 can black/red beans (15 oz)
1 can whole kernel corn (15 oz) (drained)
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 cup apple juice (You can substitute water if you don't have apple juice)
2 cans Ro-tel diced tomatoes with chilies (10 oz) (My kids aren't fans of spicy foods, so I usually substitute 2 cans of diced tomatoes)
1 package taco seasoning
2 to 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)
Crushed Tortilla Chips (optional)
Place the onions, beans, corn, tomato sauce, apple juice and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning and stir to blend. Place chicken breasts on top of soup mixture, just covering them with the liquid. Cook on low heat for 5 hours.
Remove chicken breasts from the soup and use a fork to shred the chicken. Return the chicken back to the soup and continue cooking for 2 hours.
I usually serve the soup with crushed up tortilla chips and then we each top our soup with what we would normally put on our tacos. I've also cooked this using ground beef instead of the chicken...just brown the beef and place it in the crockpot with all the other ingredients.
I love the ease and versatility of serving soups. Feel free to share any soup recipes your family enjoy!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Go here to print a TARGET coupon for $1.00 off Sally Hansen Nail Care or Color (I found this under the Beauty Category)
Go here to print a manufacturer's coupon for $1.00 off any Sally Hansen Beauty Tool Product (I found this using zip code 76904 and clicking on the Personal Care Category)
There are reports that you can find nail clippers for as low as $1.99 at Target. If you can find the same deal, then you will be able to pick up a pair for FREE after stacking the coupons.
Even if you can't find the $1.99 price at your store, I am guessing that you'll still be able to snag a pair of nail clippers for a GREAT price after the coupon stack.
Thanks Totally Target!
Another week has gone, so that means it is time for another weekly meal plan. If you are just starting out, then I really encourage you to sit down and make a meal plan for your family's meals for the week. Take stock of your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. When you are making your meal plan, use those items that you already have on hand to help lower your grocery bill. After I have made my meal plan, I make a grocery list of all the items we NEED for the week...foods, toiletries, medicines, etc. I then purchase these items at the lowest prices I can find. After I have purchased all the items that I know we are going to NEED for the week, I then take any money that is left over from our weekly grocery budget and stock up on items that are on sale that week.
Weekly Meal Plan:
Thursday (September 22):
Horse Whisperer (FREE Burgers)
Friday (September 23):
Saturday (September 24):
Eat with in laws
Sunday (September 25):
BLT Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit
Monday (September 26):
Chicken Taco Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tuesday (September 27):
Lasagna, Steamed Vegetables, Bread
Wednesday (September 28):
I only include suppers in our meal plan. Breakfasts usually consist of cereal, yogurt, waffles, eggs, toast, etc, and lunches usually consist of sandwiches or leftovers.
My grocery list of NEEDS for the week:
Bread (2 loaves)
Milk (2 gallons)
Fresh Produce (Gala Apples $0.88/lb, Grapes $0.99/lb, Cantaloupe $0.97, Oranges $0.88/lb, Bananas $0.48/lb.)
How are you doing with planning your weekly meals? Are you noticing a difference in the items you are NEEDING to purchase each week? What are you planning on stocking up on this week?
For those of you who live in San Angelo, or nearby, you might be interested in this. Tonight, September 22nd, Wild Horse Ministries will be presenting a FREE program.
The Horse Whisperer will begin at 7:00 at the Spur Arena, but you'll want to get there early because they are supposed to be serving a FREE burger meal from 5:50 to 6:50. I've also heard that Riding 4 Him Ministries will be giving FREE horseback rides.
I don't know much about the program, but I've heard that the speaker will take a wild horse and throughout the program he will tame it. Sounds like something my kids will enjoy!
This is a GREAT opportunity to get out and do something fun with your family without having to spend much (if any) money.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Schick Disposable Razors were priced as low as $1.97 at our local Wal-Mart on Sherwood Way. I found these with the women's razors. The men's Schick disposable razors were priced quite a bit higher.
I bought two ($3.94) and used one $6.00 off 2 coupon. The cashier accepted the coupon at full value...so $2.06 in overage that was applied to my other purchases.
This is a GREAT time to use that overage to help purchase items that you normally don't have coupons for...milk, produce, meats.
I have to say that I am liking this deal. Go here, enter your name, and you will be able to print a coupon that will let you get 3 Classic Roast Beef Sandwiches for $5.00 at Arby's. This coupon is valid through September 24th.
The next few nights are going to be busy for our family, so I think this might be a great option for supper one night. The coupon limits you to one coupon per customer...I'm thinking of printing one off in my name and my husband's name. We should be able to get 6 sandwiches for $10.00, definitely cheaper than a normal trip to the drive through for a family of five.
The meal deal this week should be able to be combined with the combo loco that includes buying Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meat and getting Stove Top Stuffing free.
The deal should look like this:
Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meat (7.5 oz)
Kraft Natural Cheese Slices OR Shredded Cheese
Kraft Easy Mac
Kool Aid Drink Mix (5 pack)
HEB Ridged Potato Chips
Nabisco Big Bag Snacks
Stove Top Stuffing Mix
Note, this deal will NOT work with Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat...ONLY with the Carving Board Meat.
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh or Carving Board Lunchmeat
Kraft Natural Cheese Slices or Kraft Shredded Natural Cheese
-use coupon for $0.55 off Kraft Shredded Natural Cheese (found in Kraft "Make Today Delicious" Coupon book that was available at various stores in the summer)
Kraft Easy Mac Cup
Kool-Aid Drink Mix (5 pack)
HEB Ridged Potato Chips
Nabisco Big Bag Snacks
Folgers 100% Colombian Coffee (10.3 oz)
HEB 100% Colombian Coffee (11.5 oz)
Big Red (12 pack)
HEB Wild Red (12 pack)
2 Hershey's Single Candy
GET 3rd FREE
Cocinaware 5.2 Quart Enamel Cast Iron Casserole ($29.97)
Boneless Beef Shoulder Roast (up to $8.00)
HEB Chipotle & Garlic Fire Roasted Salsa
HEB White Corn Tortillas
Cocinaware Mini Enamel Cast Iron Casserole ($9.00)
HEB Pinto Beans
HEB Diced Tomatoes
Cocinaware La Tortilla Oven Warmer ($5.00)
HEB Flour Tortillas
HEB Fully Cooked Popcorn Chicken
Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups
HEB Premium Quality Crumbled Feta
HEB Premium Quality Naan Bread
1 lb. of Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillets
TrueFire Gourmet Cedar Grilling Plank
Striped Pangasius Fillets
Chef Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic
Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner (29.2 oz)
-use coupon for $1.00 off any Herbal Essences or Aussie product (found in 8/7 RedPlum insert)
Aussie Styler (6 to 14 oz.)
Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2-in-1 (25.4 oz)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Pantene Products (found in 8/21 SmartSource insert)
Pantene Styler (5.1 to 11.5 oz)
HEB Cotton Rounds
Hill Country Essentials Nail Polish Remover
One Baby Bottle Pop
GET 2nd FREE
Fresh Express Baby Blends or Artisanal Salads
-use coupon for $1.00 off Fresh Express Salad (Vocalpoint Homemailer coupon)
Ozarka Natural Spring Water (6 pack)
any HEB Chef Prepared Chicken Breast Quarters (3 ct.)
Hill Country Fare Deli Style Homestyle or Mustard Potato Salad
Digiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
-use coupon for $1.00 off Digiorno Pizza (found in 9/11 RedPlum insert)
-use coupon for $1.00 off 2 Digiorno Pizzas (tearpad coupon found at various stores)
HEB Creamy Creations Premium Ice Cream
HEB Fully Cooked Smoked Seasoned Shredded Beef with BBQ Sauce
HEB Ready to Brew Family Size Tea Bags (24 ct.)
Nature's Own Sandwich Rounds
Blue Ribbon Long Grain Rice (5 lbs.)
Oscar Mayer Carving Board Lunchmeat
Stove Top Stuffing
Sparkle Paper Towels (6 pack)
HEB Sensitive or Protection Toothpaste
Hill Country Essentials Toothbrush
HEB Dandruff Shampoo, Conditioner, or 2-in-1 (14.2 to 23.7 oz.)
Hill Country Essentials Styling Gel
Adult Mucinex Fast-Max Liquid (6 oz.)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray
HEB 100% Natural Wood Smoking Chunks (10 lbs.)
HEB 100% Natural Wood Smoking Chips (2.25 lbs.)
Final Price: $2.67 each wyb 3
-use coupon for $0.60 off 3 Totino's Party Pizza (found in 9/11 General Mills insert)
In this week's Albertsons' ad, it shows Haribo Gummi Candy on sale for just $0.88. After the $0.30 coupon is tripled, you'll be able to walk out of Albertsons with FREE candy!
I found the coupon using zip code 76904 and clicking on the Foods Category.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Go here and print the coupons seen above. (I found these using zip code 76904 and clicking on the Personal Care Category). These are VERY high value coupons and I can almost guarantee that they will not be available to print for too long.
There is a VERY high value coupon available right now. Go here to print a coupon for $2.00 off any Reach Brush (excluding Reach Crystal Clean). This should easily get us a FREE toothbrush when combined with the right sale. To find this coupon, you'll need to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the green circle that says "click to get $2.00 off."
This coupon probably won't last long, so print now if you are interested.
Thanks Coupon Katarina!
There is an in ad coupon in the Walgreens ad this week that makes Campbell's Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken Soup only $0.79.
You can combine this in ad coupon with an additional manufacturer's coupon to get yourself and pretty good deal.
3 Campbell's Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup ($2.37)
-use coupon for $0.40 off 3 Campbell's Condensed Soups (found here) (found using zip code 76904 and clicking on Foods Category)
Final Price: $1.97 for 3 cans (or $0.66 each)
This is the lowest price I have seen on this product in awhile, so I would not be surprised if Walgreens has already sold out of this product. If you go to Walgreens and find that they are out, you can always ask for a rain check or price match at Wal-Mart.
Beginning September 25th, Walgreens and CVS will be having Re-Nu Contact Solution on sale.
Buy Re-Nu Sensitive for $8.99
-use $2.00 coupon
Final Price: Pay $6.99 and receive a $7.00 Extra Care Buck (limit 1 per card)
Buy Re-Nu Sensitive for $6.99
-use $2.00 coupon
Final Price: Pay $4.99 and receive a $5.00 Register Reward
Both ads mention Renu sensitive, so be sure and click on the Sensitive solution before printing the coupon.
I strongly encourage you to go ahead and print this now. This is going to be a hot deal, so I'm not sure if the coupon will still be available to print when the sale starts. Remember, the key to using coupons is to COMBINE them with a sale to maximize your savings.
Okay, I am definitely going to be taking advantage of this deal. Marble Slab is giving away FREE Mini Waffle Sundaes on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. I LOVE ice cream, and LOVE it even more that it's FREE!!
You can go here for a list of participating locations. For those of you who live in San Angelo, our local Marble Slab is a participating location.
Fine print on this offer says "limit one per customer," and "while supplies last."
Thanks Money Saving Mom!
I am not a coffee drinker, so I don't know much about K-Cups...except that I have several friend who say they LOVE them!
Go here and you'll be able to print off a couple different coupons for K-Cup products.
The coupons that are available are:
$1.50 off one carton of Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup Portion Packs
$1.50 off one carton of Millstone K-Cup Portion Packs
These coupons are found on the Target website, but I believe they are both manufacturer's coupons, which means they can be used at stores other than Target. Note, I did not print these coupons off, so if you find these are in fact Target store coupons, please leave a comment below so I can correct this post. Thanks.
Thanks Common Sense with Money!
I just printed my coupon, and it expires one month from today. This coupon should get us a full meal for a dollar or two cheaper than a normal combo meal.
Thanks Common Sense with Money!
Go here and like Stripes on Facebook, then click on "It's Go Time," and you'll be able to print a coupon for a FREE Slush Monkey or 32 oz. Fountain Drink.
For some reason, I can't get my computer to print this coupon, so please let me know if you print this and it turns out to be a Buy X get FREE drink. It appears to be a completely FREE product, but I haven't been able to print it to read the fine print on it. Thanks!
Who doesn't love Gummy Bears? Go here and you'll be able to print a coupon for $0.30 off any 4 oz. or larger Haribo product. (I found this using zip code 76904 and clicking on the Foods Category).
You have a few options for using this coupon:
Haribo Gummy Bears are normally priced at $0.97, so just $0.67 after coupon.
Haribo Gummy Bears are occasionally put on sale for $1.00 a bag, so if we find them on sale, then there is the possibility of getting a bag for just $0.10 after coupon is tripled.
Walgreens: (Note, this price does not go into effect until September 25th!)
There is supposed to be an in ad coupon next week that will make Haribo candy $0.69. After combining the in ad coupon with the $0.30 coupon, you'll be able to pick up a bag for $0.39! If you decide to wait and buy this at Walgreens, and you find they are out of stock, you can either ask for a rain check, or price match it at Wal-Mart.
Thanks Addicted to Savings!
I found another coupon for $0.50 off any Old El Paso product (excludes Refrigerated, Frozen, or Soup Products). Go here to print this coupon.
This coupon will allow you to get FREE taco seasoning at Albertsons, and inexpensive refried beans, taco shells, and enchilada sauce.
Stock up on these items now when you can get a GREAT deal!!
Thanks Coupon Katarina!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Go here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any half gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
I have to admit, that Blue Bell is my absolute favorite ice cream...especially the Pecan Pralines and Cream. I think I could eat a whole container in one sitting. :)
How does FREE candy or a FREE drink sound? Go here and like CVS on Facebook, and then click on the Special Offers Category. (I had to click on "more" to get it to drop down and include the special offers category).
You'll then get to enter your Extra Care Card information and a coupon will be emailed to you for FREE candy or a FREE drink. This offer is good until September 22nd.
I found another coupon for Old El Paso. Go here and you'll be able to print a coupon for $0.50 off any Old El Paso product (excluding refrigerated, frozen, and soup products).
Old El Paso Taco Seasoning is $0.99 at Albertsons, so FREE after coupon doubles.
The last time I was at Albertsons, Old El Paso Refried Beans, Enchilada Sauce, and Taco Shells were on sale for $1.25, so if they are still at that price, only $0.25 after coupon doubles.
You will be able to print this coupon off twice per computer. This is a GREAT coupon to print, and will make for some very inexpensive (possibly FREE) products!