Monday, September 28, 2009

Hurry! Print Before They're Gone!!

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Italian Meal Breads

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries

Go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls

I believe these are new links since I have printed the Crescent Roll & Toaster Strudel before and it let me do them again.

Thanks, It's Hip to Save! & My Penny Pile!

Also, read the post on My Penny Pile here about upcoming Kroger catalina deals for Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods!

$3.00 Glade Fragrance Collection Coupon Dispensers

These are for the diffusers & the 10 oz candles only. As of Saturday night, these coupons were still available at the Park Avenue Kroger; however, I have changed my advice on where to use them. While Kmart had the best prices I had found ($4.99 through 10/12), while in the Southside Lowe's Saturday I noticed they had the diffusers & the 10 oz candles in 2 fragrances for $4.27 each. This is showing as a price roll-back or new price reduction ( or whatever is it Lowe's calls them) not a "sale" so I don't know how long the price will last. When we checked out one of the cashiers asked where I got the coupons so she could try to get some too!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Not a Bad Week This Week...

Kroger $22.66

Kroger (2 transactions) $3.01 ea - Total $6.02
Walgreens - 2 gal milk - Total $3.98



Food Giant (Mayfield) 10 lb potatoes, brown & serve rolls & some last minute stuff my son needed for a Fall Bash at school (picked him up at 3:50 & discovered he wanted to go & needed a couple of things & it started at 5:00, so off to Food Giant so I could drop him back at school before I went home & fixed supper) $7.65

Walgreens - 1 gal milk - $1.99; never enough milk in this house & we're just 2 adults & 1 teenager!

Folks, I haven't been to CVS in 2 weeks. I'm having withdrawals, but I plan to make up for it soon. My extra care bucks expire next week, so I'm going!

Kroger 9/20

Well, I did my big shop for the week Sunday afternoon; different for me to go this early in the week but it just worked out. Stumbled across the half-price Lysol products while I was there so I go some really good deals. Went home & printed Lysol coupons which I used at Hannan Plaza Kroger Monday when I was in town; see that post here - it's not a pretty thing!

This was the Southside Kroger & I had no problems with the multiple printables I did use (can you say Old El Paso for another catalina - Yea!) Ok, here goes:

(8) 2.5 oz pkg Bumblebee Tuna, $1.00 ea
used (8) 55¢ coupons, bonus to $1.00 ea

(6) pkg Old El Paso Seasonings, 99 ea
used (3) 60¢/2 IP
also (1) shortcuts 60¢/2 e-coupon

(6) Yakisoba (I dunno, but hubby eats ramen noodles so he said sure he would try them for free...LOL) 79¢ ea
used (6) 50¢ coupons, bonus to 79¢ ea

1 box Pop-tarts $1.98
used 55¢ coupon, doubled to $1.10

(1) 4-roll pk Charmin, $1.88
used 25¢ coupon, doubled to 50¢

(2) pkg Mission Flour Tortillas, $1.79 ea (sale because they exp in October)
used (2) 55¢ coupons, doubled to $1.10 ea, this was an awesome find because the coupons were expiring either Sunday or Monday

1 can Kroger cream of mushroom soup, 69¢

1 can Ovaltine, $4.49, hubby loves this stuff but it's so expensive & so hard to get coupons for
used $3.00 catalina - Someone left laying on top of the Ovaltine - Thank you sooo much!!

(2) bottles Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner, $1.59 ea
used (2) 50¢ coupons

(1) can Pledge Multi-Surface Spray, $2.99
used $1.00 coupon

(1) King-size Reeses Cup, $1.00
used 55¢ coupon, bonus to $1.00

(1) regular Reeses Cup, 50¢
used B1G1 coupon

(1) box Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal, $4.99
used free coupon from Vocal Point

(2) Steamfresh Brown Rice, clearance 78¢ ea
used (2) 35¢ coupons, doubled to 70¢ ea

(2) 24 oz bags Chef Michael's Dog Food, $3.99 ea
used (2) $3.00 coupons
Mega Event Item

(6) Hot Pockets Stuffed Crust Pizza Slice, $1.99 ea
used (6) 50 coupons, doubled to $1.00 ea
Mega Event Item

(1) box Tyson Chicken Patties, $2.50
used 55¢ coupon, doubled to $1.10

(1) box Ritz Crackers, $2.49
Mega Event Item

(1) box Ritz Crackerfuls, $3.00
used free coupon wyb Ritz

(1) pkg Oreo Doublestuff, $2.99
Mega Event Item
used $1.00 wyb 2 Nabisco cracker or cookies (Ritz & Oreos in this case) from the Save Throughout the School Year booklet/calendar

(1) loaf Sara Lee Bread, $1.00
used 55¢ coupon, bonus to $1.00

(1) pkg Kroger Hamburger Buns, 88¢

Mfg Cpn Savings $36.49
Bonus Cpn Savings $14.24
Kroger Plus Savings $31.68
Total Savings (7%) $

Total OOP $22.66 including 9¢ tax; I also left with another $3.00 catalina for beef or chicken!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Found Coupons at Kroger - Used Them at Kmart

I have now found this coupon dispenser at both the Park Avenue Kroger & the Southside Kroger - $3.00 off any 10-oz candle or reed diffuser from The Fragrance Collection by Glade, expiration date 12/07/2009. Kmart has these on sale for $4.99 through October 12th. For $1.99 each, I'm thinking Christmas presents for a few people!

P.S. - Penny, I might have picked up a couple for you as long as I get to go with you when you go to Kmart...LOL

A Sign of Things to Come at Kroger? I Hope Not!

Since I was in town this evening I ran in Kroger at Hannan Plaza to get some more Bumblebee Tuna Packets (using the recent 55¢ coupons - makes the 2.5 oz packets free) and some more Lysol cleaning products. Yesterday I printed Lysol coupons from, the Reckitt Benckiser (Lysol) website. As with most printable coupons, I was able to print 2 copies of each coupon from my computer. The thing is, my computer is out of color ink - has been for a while now - so the pictures don't print. Everything else prints & this has not been a problem anywhere I use coupons until now.

When I checked out, the cashier told me that she would have to ask permission because the coupons were black & white - not color. She said they're really cracking down on the black & white coupons because "you can make copies of them on any copier." She called the manager? customer service manager? on duty and was told that I could only use one copy of each coupon. I'm am not blaming the cashier, she was SUPER nice and this is not her call. But give me a break - one of each coupon just because they're black & white! I can't afford to print all my coupons in color - color ink is just too expensive. And what about my friend who has to print most of hers at the library because her dial-up is too slow?
(Yes, I know some papers had Lysol coupons in them on 9/13, I used some yesterday and plan to use the rest of them.)

You can legitimately print 2 copies per computer of most coupons; if you have more than one computer, and your parents have more than one computer, or your friends who don't coupon let you use theirs, or your employer doesn't care if you use their printer as long you do it on your break.... these are legitimate coupons... ooohhhhh! Can you tell I'm not happy? LOL

Our options for grocery shopping in this area are already soooo limited. Food Giant doubles up to 50
¢ and I've used IPs at the Reidland location with no problem, but their selection and sales aren't as good as Kroger. Super Valu won't take any IP except the ones you can print from their website, and they don't double anything. What's a person to do that can't afford to shop any other way? How many of us do this just for the fun of the game? Most that I know do it because they need to make every penny stretch as far as possible.

I'm curious now; I just shopped Southside Kroger yesterday and used multiple printables (Old El Paso - which were on three different websites so I could get six from each computer anyway) and had no problems. I just really hope that this is not a sign of things to come. You know, saving for a monthly grocery trip to Nashville is looking better & better. Think I'll send a letter to the manager at Hannan Plaza and see what comes of it. Maybe they just need to understand that if I'm making copies, when the duplicate gets kicked out at the clearinghouse they'll have my ISP address to come find me to prosecute me for coupon fraud. Which is WHY I DON'T MAKE COPIES, and neither does anyone I know. I'm pretty sure going to jail would take all the fun out of couponing - DUH!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Why Can't We Get K-Mart Super Doubles Anymore?

I was planning to do a post on this sometime later; it wasn't really a priority because it had been reported that Kmart would not run super doubles again this year. Well, I just saw a post on Coupon Clippin' Mama reporting that Kmart will be running super doubles again 9/27 - 10/03.

I emailed Kmart last month expressing my dissatisfaction that the Paducah Kmart no longer participates & this is the response I received:

Dear Wendy,

Thank you for your recent correspondence. We are always interested in hearing from our customers, and regret it was this type of situation that prompted you to contact us. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience you may have encountered with the Double Coupon Promotion.

Kmart seeks to continually improve its promotional programs to maximize the benefits experienced by its customers and by the business. We leveraged national industry survey results to determine those markets that would be most responsive to this pricing strategy. Currently, our coupon events are scheduled in stores where they are the most effective in generating customer response and driving the greatest profitability for the business. Each event is subject to change as new results are tracked and measured.

By sharing your concerns, you have enabled us to address the issues and provide feedback to the appropriate person. Truly, your remarks provide forthright feedback that will enable Sears to achieve excellence in everything we do.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate your business and value you as a Sears Holdings customer. We certainly hope you will continue to make Sears Holdings your choice for quality and value.


Shannon M.
Retail Customer Care
Sears Holdings Corporation

So, what I'm getting from this is that it is that they don't feel it would generate enough customer response to be profitable in Paducah? Let's let them know otherwise; you can email Kmart Customer Service,, and tell them that it would generate business so maybe - "as results are tracked and measured" they may decide that it would be profitable for the Paducah Kmart.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Coupons at Kroger

While at the Park Avenue Kroger tonight, I noticed 2 coupon dispensers in the laundry detergent/soap/air freshener aisle. The first was $1.00 off the new Tide Stain Release, expiration date 08/31/2010. The second was $3.00 off any 10-oz candle or reed diffuser from The Fragrance Collection by Glade, expiration date 12/07/2009. I restrained myself and used good coupon etiquette so there should still be some for y'all.

Kroger Tonight (9/18)

Ran in this afternoon to see if the Old El Paso catalina is working here - it is!! I got 6 pkg of taco & fajita seasoning and a bag of bananas (marked down to 39/lb), used 3 60/2 coupons (they all doubled) and it took off three 60/2 ecoupons. Total $1.73, and I got back a $3.00 catalina for my next beef or chicken purchase - Awesome!

Went in later to actually get a few things:

1 pkg Kroger Sloppy Joe seasoning, 79¢

1 box (12 ct) Pop-tarts, $1.98
used 55¢ coupon, which doubled

1 6-pk Jello Pudding Cups, $2.75
Mega Event Item
used 60¢ coupon, which doubled

2 Reeses Cups, $1.00
used B1G1 for 50¢

Family Pack Chuck Roast, $10.62 ($1.97/lb)
used $3.00 catalina

2 bottles (2-liter) Mountain Dew, $2.00
used (2) 25¢ coupons, which doubled

5 boxes Hot Pocket Stuffed Crust Pizza Slices, $9.95
Mega Event Item
used (5) 50¢ coupons, which doubled

4 bags (24 oz) Chef Michaels Dog Food, $15.96
Mega Event Item
used (4) $3.00 coupons

1 loaf Sara Lee Bread, $1.00
used 55¢ coupon, bonus coupon 45¢ (bonus to sale price instead of full doubling)

1 twin-pack Travel-Size Scotch Lint Roller, clearance 90¢
used $1.00 coupon

10 Mega Event Items = $5.00 off order

Total including 89¢ tax, $16.94

Mfg Cpn Savings $21.20
Bonus Cpn Savings $4.60
Kroger Plus Savings $29.13
Total Savings (77%) $

Total OOP $1.73 + $16.94 = $18.67

And I have another $3.00 off beef or chicken catalina from a transaction for my mother. She needed a couple of things so she gave me money to pick them up for her, so I threw in 6 more seasoning packets and she didn't make me pay her the 54¢ that they cost after coupons & ecoupons.

Wal-Mart 9/16

So here's the deal; I have tried many face washes that I've gotten free or close to free. But, there's one that Olay makes that works better than anything else and the only place to buy it in this area is Wal-Mart - who knew! Also, there were some very, very sad looking men's underwear that kept showing up in my laundry basket - so, off to Wally World... Looking for my receipt; not having much luck so I'm doing this from memory.

5 lb frozen Jennie-O turkey, $7.60
used (5) $1.00 coupons

1 bag Banquet Chicken Nuggets, $3.98
used $1.00 coupon

1 box Mrs Paul's Fish Sticks, $4.56
used $3.00 printable coupon, no longer available

1 tube Olay Face Wash, $4.97
used $1.00 coupon

1 bag cotton balls, 97¢

1 pkg (8 pr) men's underwear - not gonna tell you which one it was for, but it had been put off as long as possible...LOL, $10.00

1 pkg Oreos, $2.78

1 bag Flamin Hot Cheetos, $2.50

I looked at the Oreos because I was having major chocolate withdrawals but I wouldn't buy them (no coupons - knew they were on sale at Kroger) so my son, who wanted Flamin Hot Cheetos that weren't on sale, paid $5.00 to cover the cost of the Cheetos & Oreos. Well, it helped keep my OOP down!

Total $28.32, my OOP $23.32

Kroger 9/13 - Small Trip

Stopped to get a pound of ground beef to mix in with my ground turkey; ended up getting a few other things - Imagine that!

7 bottles Fruit20 water, $7.00
used (7) $1.00 coupons

6 quarts Kroger Whole Milk, clearance 25¢ each (close to exp date)

1 lb Ground Beef, $1.78

1 pkg Klondike bars, $2.27
used $1.00/1 printable

1 bag Kroger corn chips, $1.34
shortcuts ecoupon, 65¢

Total, including 42¢ tax, $5.66

Mfg Cpn Savings $8.00
Kroger Plus Savings $4.80
Total Savings (70%) $

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busy Week = Less Shopping

Which should equal less money spent but I don't think that's how it's gonna work this week. Hmmm...

Our church has been having revival services and since I do play the piano I figured that meant I should Leave the house around 7:30 am, take my son to school, go to work, pick him up between 3:50 & 4:00 (usually), come home, supper, shower, get ready & be at church by 6:45ish, home between 8 & 8:30... Dishes, laundry, etc., etc.... Did I mention that I'm no longer that girl that can go non-stop on 5 (or fewer) hours of sleep. Nope, I need my 7 or 8 hours, especially since it's allergy season and allergy meds just wipe me out.

But here's what I've managed to spend so far this week anyway!

So far the only time I've been to Kroger was on my way home from BAM after picking up newspapers Sunday afternoon. Think I spend around $5 or $6 but I'll have to find my receipt to make sure. See post here.

Stopped at Save A Lot as I passed by for a gallon of milk - $2.88 - Yikes! But is was worth the convenience this week.

Tuesday - Nothing

Quick run in Hobby Lobby for a couple of things to finish a purse I'm making for my mother - $2.89

Wally World - $23.32; I'll post details later - let's just say this trip had been postponed as long as possible.

Goodwill - Pink zippered 3" binder, 73¢ after tax - Yay!!!!! I've been wanting a zippered binder for my coupons so I'm pretty happy about this

Thursday - Super Valu - Milk $1.77

Needing to get a few groceries, working out my list and coupon match-ups so I can (hopefully) get everything I need done tomorrow; we'll see how that goes.

Update - Friday 9/18 - 10:20 pm. Linked the Kroger and Wal-mart trips above to the post I just did for them.

Also, posted my Kroger runs for today - OOP $18.67

Weekly total - $54.15, but once again I purchased something that's not frequently in the budget (you can tell by the extra holes in the Fruit of the Looms that were in my laundry that I don't buy them often...LOL)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Looking Forward to Krogering Next Week

I posted here a couple of days ago about another upcoming Mega Event at Kroger, so today I looked at the ad coming out for the Southeast tomorrow. I'm sure Southern Savers will have more tomorrow after she finds additional items at the store that aren't listed in the ad, but I was just too anxious...LOL

Products & pricing will vary some from their region to ours, but it's usually pretty close. Prices listed are after the 50¢ off for the Mega Event Promotional Pricing.

Jell-O Instant Pudding or Gelatin, Selected Varieties, .6 - 6 oz, 77¢
Oreo Cookies, Selected Varieties, 9.6 - 18 oz, $2.49
Ritz Crackers, Selected Varieties, 12.5 - 16 oz, $1.99
Nabisco Snack Crackers, Selected Varieties, 6.75 - 10 oz, $1.70
Kraft Velveeta Shells & Cheese or Deluxe Dinner, Selected Varieties, 9.4 - 14 oz, 99¢
Kraft Easy Mac Cups, Selected Varieties, 2.05 oz, 59¢
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Shapes, 50¢
Kraft or 7 Seas Salad Dressing, Selected Varieties, 16 oz, $1.19

Capri Sun or Kool-Aid Jammers Drinks, Selected Varieties, 10 pack, $1.37
Juicy Juice 100% juice, Selected Varieties, 64 oz or 8 ct Slim Pack, $1.99
Boost Nutritional Drinks, Selected Varieties, 6 packs, $6.49

Starbucks Coffee, Selected Varieties, 12 oz, $5.99
Maxwell House or Seattle's Best Coffee, Selected Varieties, 12 - 34.5 oz, $4.99

Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna, Original or Thick Sliced, 16 oz, $1.49
Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunch Meat, Assorted Varieties, 7 - 9 oz, $2.49
Oscar Mayer Fun Pack Lunchables, Selected Varieties, 9.8 - 10.8 oz, $1.99
Oscar Mayer Meat Franks, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz, $1.49

Velveeta, Selected Varieties, 2 lb, $3.99
Kraft Cheese, Selected Varieties, Bar, Shredded, Cubes, Sticks or Cuts, 5 - 8 oz or Cheese Singles 12 oz, $1.49
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Selected Varieties, 8 oz, 99¢
Nestle Toll House Morsels, Selected Varieties, 12 oz, $1.99 ea
Nestle Cookie Dough, Refrigerated, Selected Varieties, 16 - 18 oz, $1.99
Nesquik Chocolate Milk, Selected Varieties, 56 - 64 oz, $2.49
Coffeemate Creamer, 32 oz, $2.49

Deer Park Water, 24 pack .5 Liter Bottles or 12 Pack Sport Bottle, $2.99
Crystal Light Drink Mix, Selected Varieties, 10 - 12 qt, $2.49
Planters Peanuts, Assorted Varieties, 16 oz, $1.99
Nestle Packaged Candy, Fun Size, Selected Varieties, 11.5 - 12.5 oz, $2.00

Purina ONE Dry Cat food, Selected Varieties, 3.5 lb bag, $4.49
Healthful Life or Cat Chow Naturals, 3.15 lb bag, $4.49
Tidy Cats Scooping Cat Litter, 14 lb, $4.49
Beneful Prepared Dog meals, Selected Varieties, 10 oz, 99¢

Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's Entrees, Frozen, Selected Varieties, 5.1 oz - 21 oz, $1.67
Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets, Selected Varieties, 6.5 - 10 oz, $1.49
DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza, Selected Varieties, 11.9 - 34.2 oz, $3.97
Edy's Ice Cream, 48 oz or Skinny Cow Frozen Treats, 4 - 12 ct, $2.49

Make sure to check out Southern Savers tomorrow when the coupon matchups are posted. She does such a great job!

$50 Hallmark GC Giveaway at Common Sense With Money

Go here and share how your child did on his or her first back to school to enter to win a $50 Hallmark Gold Crown Gift Card. I could spend $50 at Hallmark soooo quickly! Thanks, Common Sense With Money!

Swiffer Wet Jet Giveaway on Mommy Snacks

Go here to enter the Swiffer WetJet Giveaway at Mommy Snacks. Maybe I'll hold off buying one; free is certainly better than the $10.00 or so I figured I would have to spend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lovin' the Swagbucks

I joined Swagbucks, a search & win site a few months ago and have been fairly happy with the results; however, the new toolbar that they put out for download this month has made such a difference! When you download the toolbar, you also get a free swagcode every day during September. And the toolbar is so easy to use! Since I downloaded it, instead of typing a web address in my navigation bar, I just type the name of the website in the swagbucks search box and have already won swagbucks just for going to sites I visit all the time anyway. Now I'm trying to decide what I want to spend them on :)

Register now and get 3 swagbucks just for signing up; use this link or click the swagbucks button on the left side of the blog so I'll get points for referring you :)

Trying to Contain my Bargain Envy...

I read so many posts about the deals to be had in stores we don't have in our area and I try so hard not to be envious. I'm thinking I should start a savings jar for a trip to Nashville to hit Publix & Target. Have I completely lost my mind? Could I pay attention & work the deals well enough to really make it worthwhile? Hmmm, gonna have to think about this one...

Just Over $50 OOP This Week - Includes Dog Food

Chick Fil A (all 3 sandwiches free - woo hoo!). Hubby paid for drinks & fries (not sure of total), no OOP for me
CVS - can't find receipt (what a shock...LOL), 2 Aussie shampoo, used (2) $1.00 coupons that came on some of the Aussie I bought at Kroger back here, used ECB & gift card, no OOP
Super Valu - 2 packages Chinet plates, $2.00 each, used (2) $1.00 coupons; 1 pkg hot dogs, $1.00; 3 lb potatoes, $1.00, $4.24 OOP

Tuesday - Nothing

Stopped in Dollar General for Taco Seasoning for supper that night; also ended up getting new plastic scrubbies for doing dishes (pk of 6, $1.00), OOP $2.01

Wags, see post here, OOP $5.04, still have $1.50 in RR

Sam's Club for Sudafed (house brand), OOP $1.78
Wal-Mart, see post here, OOP $7.42
Kroger, see post here, OOP $27.33
CVS, Milk & Cokes, used ECB & gift card, no OOP
Kroger, forgot the hamburger buns first time, & son and I both wanted Cheetos (2 bags because he likes Flamin' Hot - yuck!), $2.88 OOP

Total $50.70 OOP - Including $12.99 for dog food - darn dogs

I'm trying to make myself remember that it's okay to miss a few deals here & there so I can bring my totals down... but it's sooo hard LOL

Good Deal on Swiffer Wet-Jet

Mississippi (Coupon) Queen posted about her recent Kroger trip when she purchased a Swiffer Wet-Jet using her PG e-coupon along with the coupon for a free refill. I looked at the Hannan Plaza Kroger last week to see how much a new Wet-Jet is and they're (at least they were then) priced at $19.99. I have the free refill coupon as well as one of the $5.00 coupons from the previous Home Made Simple booklets. I was thinking this was not a bad deal but still more than I had to spend, so when I found this post where she used her e-coupon I immediately checked my e-coupons & sure enough, I have one loaded. So hopefully, it will work this way...

Swiffer Wet-Jet, $19.99
Refill (don't remember, but her price sounds about right for us too), $6.49
-$5.00 coupon from the Home Made Simple booklet (exp 9/30)
-$5.00 e-coupon
-$6.49 coupon from the recent booklet
Should end up being $9.99 plus the tax... I might have to try this!

Kroger 9/11 - Saved 69%

4 boxes Hefty One-Zip Bags, $4.00
2 cans Hunts Spaghetti Sauce, $2.00
2 bottles Hunts Ketchup, $2.00
2 packets Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, $1.98 (should have bought three to see if catalina deal is working here - see list here at Coupon Mommie)
1 packet Kroger Brand Sloppy Joe seasoning, 79¢
2 pouches StarKist Tuna, $2.00
2 small tubs Country Crock with Calcium, $4.00
2 (3-packs) Ivory Soap, $2.38
4 Brut Deodorant, $4.00
2 (8-pk) Reeses Cups, $2.00
5 Tony's Microwave Pizzas, $8.95
1 loaf Bunny Bread, $1.00
1 (50 lb) bag Dog Food, $12.99
2 pkg Ziploc containers, clearance $3.49 & $1.29

4 Hefty One Zip $1.00/1, RP 8/30 (purchased from Coupon Carryout)
$1.00/2 Hunts Ketchup from August All You (I think)
60¢/2 Old El Paso Products, printable here, here or here
2 Starkist $1.00 printable (thanks Penny)
4 Shedds Spread with Calcium 55¢ printable here (IE) & here (FF) (bonus to $1.00 each)
2 Ivory Soap 25¢, P&G 8/30 (doubled to 50¢ each)
4 Brut Deodorant 55¢ from August All You (bonus to $1.00 each)
2 Reese's 55¢, SS 8/23 (bonus to $1.00 each)
2 Healthy Choice $2.00 printable, here
2 Ziploc Container 55¢, SS 7/26 (doubled to $1.10 each)

Tax - $1.81
Total - $27.33

Mfg Cpn Savings $20.95
Bonus Cpn Savings $10.70
Kroger Plus Savings $27.14
Total Savings (69%) $58.79

Wal-Mart 9/11

(5) 1 lb rolls Jennie-O Frozen turkey, $1.52 ea
used (5) $1.00 Jennie-O Turkey Store coupon, SS 8/30 (purchased from Coupon Carryout)

1 (48 ct) box Luzianne decaf tea bags, $5.82
used $1.00 coupon from inside last box I bought

Total $7.42

I am pretty brand-loyal when it comes to the tea I make at home, and since I make tea almost every day I use quite a few tea bags and have just accepted the cost :(

Walgreens Trip 9/10

Ran into the Mayfield Walgreens yesterday afternoon and did two transactions:

Transaction #1
1 Glade Reed Diffuser $5.99
-$3.00 coupon, printable from Redplum a couple of weeks ago - no longer available
Spent $3.35 OOP, got back $2 RR

Transaction #2
1 Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste $3.49
1 Oreo Brownie, 99¢ (needed a filler to use my $1.00 Aquafresh coupon, I know I could have just saved it but this is the candy bar of the month, they have contests selling them & I like to support good cashiers, and my son said it was pretty
-$1.00 Aquafresh Iso-Active coupon, printable from Smart Source
-$2.00 RR from previous transaction
Spent $1.69 OOP, got back $1.50 RR

Total OOP $5.04

Not the best savings I've ever had, but I really wanted to pick up another diffuser, so I'm pretty happy.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Kroger Mega Sale?

I just made the comment to someone last night that I wasn't really upset that Kroger doesn't have any really great sales this week since I'm broke and fairly well-stocked on most of our regular items right now. Then I found this link to a post on Hot Coupon World today on $aving Makes ¢ents... If this sale is going to happen I really hope I can get my hands on a bunch of the Hot Pockets 50¢ coupons since we are almost out. Stouffer's & Lean Cuisine - love 'em! Dog food - please let me have good coupons! These dogs (or small horses, I'm not sure which sometimes) we have go through the stuff! The refrigerated Jello snacks - I'm hungry now! Oh, and Penny - the last item under beverages - did you see? Boost, including Kid Essentials - And, yes I printed the B1G1 coupons and $5.00 coupons from the link on Money Saving Mom :)

A Couple of Good Coupons to Print

Go here (IE) or here (FF) to print $1.00 & 55¢ off one package of Keebler Cookies.

Go here (IE) or here (FF) to print $1.00 off Betty Crocker Potatoes.

Thanks The Coupon Geek!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Next Week (9/6 - 9/12) at CVS & Walgreens

Jenny at Southern Savers has her deals from next week's CVS & Walgreens ads posted. I have to admit I don't go to Walgreens that much these day because it requires so much more work to "roll" their Register Rewards than it does using Extra Bucks at CVS; however, I do have have one coupon for a free Glade 2.9 oz candle as well as some of the $3 Glade coupons, so I may be hitting Wags this week. I'm thinking if I buy the Glade first then I should be able to roll the RR to other deals with very little OOP. Hmmm, this may be worth working up a couple of deals...

The Week in Review

CVS, 2 trips, $3.45

Super Valu, 48¢ (4 pkg of Chinet lunch plates - tax only)
Kroger, $31.18
Sam's, $1.78
Pizza for supper for my son's birthday, $7.95

Kroger, $17.08 (12.99 was dog food which usually does not come out of my grocery budget)

CVS, 2¢- here's the deal - I've not been posting the CVS transactions on my mom's card that she reimburses me for. I don't include these in my totals because she pays me for them. But Wednesday I needed milk, which is $1.99 at CVS. So, stopped by CVS, used my mom's card to get her some Sensodyne & a package of Tide stain release, after coupons & EB ending up spending $2.02 OOP, but she paid me $2.00 for the 2 products for her so my OOP was actually 2¢. Yes, I'm in charge of keeping up with her EB's and rolling them... because I enjoy the challenge and she enjoys the bargains when I take them to her!

CVS $1.42 (didn't post this, 3 bags Jack Links Buffalo Chicken Nuggets - had 3 free coupons from August All You - thanks Penny & Vicki, 1 carton Coca-cola so I don't have withdrawals, 1 20-oz Mountain Dew because I was thirsty & knew I was going to go negative after using a $4 off $20 email coupon)

Wal-Mart, 80¢
Kroger, $15.11 (I think - I know that's pretty close)

Total $78.36 - I have a heart attack every time I see this number - More than I usually spend; more than I usually can spend. When I subtract the $12.99 for dog food and the $7.95 for pizza that I don't usually spend, I feel a little better because that brings me under $60. It also helps when I consider how many meals I can make with the meat I purchased this week, and when I look at the cereal, boxed meals, canned bread (don't laugh), and other items that I won't need again for quite a while. Also, when I consider the birthday presents, Christmas presents, fun stuff for me :) that I don't usually buy, I don't feel as bad about it all.

There are a few CVS transactions that didn't make it into the blog - the ones for my mother, and 1 on my card & 1 on my hubby's card that were strictly the Glade items. The 2 Glade items were less than $1 OOP but I can't for the life of me find these receipts. It's been that kind of week - I'm sooo upset with myself because my VocalPoint $2.50 Bounce Dryer Bar coupon is missing too...not good!

I didn't list my costs for newspapers and coupons ordered online because I choose to have a separate budget just for these costs and not include them in my "shopping money".

Kroger 9/4

I know, I know - I've been shopping waaaayyy too much this week, but I needed a few things for a couple of meals I've really been wanting to make so off to the store today. Frankly, I also needed - okay wanted the shopping rush and this is all I can afford to do right now...LOL So I went to Wal-Mart (see previous post) and Kroger. Here's the take-home from Kroger:

1 roll Bounty paper towels, $1.00
3 cans beef broth, $2.55
2 cans cream of celery soup, $3.38
1 bottle KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce, $1.67
1 bottle A-1, $2.79
2 bottles Hunt's ketchup, $2.00
4 bottles Dial Hand Soap (yes Penny, I know I don't need more soap - but it was free & you know how I am with FREE!), $4.00
1 lb ground chuck, $2.24
1 pork roast (yum... BBQ tomorrow - well today now...LOL), $5.29
1 bag Kingsford Charcoal$, 6.99
1 bag BBQ Wavy Lays (I've really been wanting these), $2.00

25¢ (doubled) & 25¢ e-coupon off Bounty
$1.00/2 Campbell's cooking soups
$2.00 off A-1
$1.00 off beef wyb A-1
55¢ Dial Soap (x4) with 45¢ bonus on each (instead of doubling for overage)
$2.00 off Kingsford Charcoal
Free KC Masterpiece wyb Kinsgsford charcoal
$6.00 off pork wyb Kingsford charcoal & other participating product (KC Masterpiece)
$1.00 off 2 bottles Hunt's ketchup

Total was just over $15 - you really don't expect me to able to find my receipt do you? Total savings was somewhere around 70%. Yes I have a receipt - do I have to find it? LOL

Wal-Mart Trip 9/4

This is not a title I would expect to see very often on my blog; however, I ran in to the Wal-Mart at the mall to check the prices on a couple of things and ended up with turkey. Yes - turkey! I had $5.00 off any one Jennie-O Turkey Store product and decided to see what they had; the only thing they had for more than $5.00 were turkey breasts that run around $10 - $11 each - not something we'd really eat that well.

What I ended up getting was a box of frozen turkey and gravy for $3.00; I considered 2 boxes but sometimes it's very difficult to get the overage at Wal-Mart so I settled for 1 box figuring they would adjust the coupon down to the $3.00. While I was looking at the Jennie-O products, I noticed that a 1-lb roll of frozen ground turkey is only $1.52 and last Sunday's (8/23) Smart Source (at least the Chicago & St Louis editions) had $1.00 off any fresh or frozen Jennie-O Turkey Store product. Woo-hoo, 52 cents per lb for ground turkey! I figured that was a pretty good price so I picked up a couple. So here's how Wal-Mart worked for me today:

1 box turkey & gravy, $3.00
2 lbs ground turkey, $3.04
2 cans Raviolios, $1.76 (I can't lie & tell you these are for my son - he wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole - they're mine; I love these things and you can only buy them at Wal-Mart around here.)

$5.00 Jennie-O Turkey Store coupon, home mailer from a while back - don't have a clue as to where I signed up for it
$1.00 Jennie-O Turkey Store coupon (x2), SS 8/30

I had the nicest cashier who did not adjust the $5.00 coupon, so my total was 80¢. I don't know the last time I left Wal-Mart and spent less than $1.00; but I'm sure it's never involved enough meat for 3 meals!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Print 'em While You Can Get 'em

The $1.50 coupon on Speed Stick or Ladies Speed Stick 2.3 oz. or larger (zip 33907) and the $1.00 on Ajax or Palmolive Dish Detergent 21 oz. or larger (zip 85712) have reset on Print yours before they're gone!

You can go here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off any Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls; and
here (FF) or here (IE) to print $1.00 off any Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries.

Thanks It's Hip to Save!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Quick Note About Super Valu...

I don't usually post about Super Valu, since they don't take any internet coupons other than the ones you can print from their website and they don't double coupons. But this week, they have one deal that I was sooo glad to run across. If you have the $2.00/1 Chinet lunch plates from the 8/09 SS, you can get them for the cost of tax on $2.00 this week - That's right Super Valu has Chinet plates and bowls on sale 2 for $4.00. I took my 4 coupons and went Monday, but I kept forgetting to put in on here for you. :(

I also have $1.00 Chinet Classic White or Casuals Plate, and $1.00 off New Chinet Salad & Side Dish. I think these are from the 6/28 SS. And, here are links for $1.00 off Chinet Casuals, here (FF) and here (IE). These don't make them free, but they do make them pretty affordable if you need good disposable plates for something. I love Chinet plates because they hold messy food without making a mess!

One other thing I'll be buying at Super Valu this week - Watermelon. They have watermelons for $1.99 each. I love watermelon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Quick Look at Kroger for 9/2 - 9/8

5 for $10
Wavy Lay's
Hot Pockets
Lean Pockets
Tony's Pizza

10 for $10
Hunt's Ketchup
Shedd Spread Country Crock
Sweet Baby Ray's or Cattleman's BBQ Sauce
Hefty One-Zip Storage Bags
Betty Crocker Cake Mixes
Minute Maid Fruit Punch
Goldfish Crackers
Small Bags Doritos, Cheetos, Lays, Funyuns
Pepsi Product 2-liter
French's Mustard
Arrid or Brut Deodorant
Dial or Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap
Hershey's or Mars King Size Candy Bars

I'm hoping to do a coupon match-up, but it will probably be Wednesday night or Thursday before I have time. Meanwhile, head over to Southern Savers for her list which will have most, if not all, of these items and the coupon match-ups.

Last Trip of this Kroger Mega Event

I finally managed to keep my Mega-Event items in multiples of 10 - woo hoo! Purchased a total of 45 items; 40 of them were Mega-Event items. I'm too tired to do the list with all my coupons & e-coupons; let me just say I had coupons for all the Mega-Event items and all these coupons were printables, with the exception of the Propel water coupons, these I found on Ebay. The only other coupon I had was on the dental floss, it was a $3.00 wyb 2 from a few weeks ago.

Also, all of the e-coupons came off to the tune of $10.30. That's the most I've ever had in one transaction! So, here's what I bought:

Mega-Event Items -
7 bottles Propel water
2 boxes Fruity Cheerios
2 boxes Trix
1 box Cocoa Puffs
3 bags Nature Valley Granola Clusters
3 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
3 boxes Hamburger Helper
4 boxes Betty Crocker Potatoes
2 pouches Old El Paso Rice
2 pkg Old El Paso tortillas
2 cans Grands biscuits
1/2 gallon Tropicana Pure Premium OJ
2 cans Pillsbury crescent rolls
4 bags Green Giant Steamers frozen veggies
2 boxes Toaster Strudel

Non Mega-Event Items -
1 can Hunts Spaghetti Sauce, $1.00
2 Reach Dental Floss, $1.00 ea
1 pkg Ronco spaghetti, $1.00
50 lb bag Ol Yeller Dog Food, $12.99

Mfg Cpn Savings $35.10
Bonus Cpn Savings $11.03
Kroger Plus Savings $49.51
Total Savings (84%) $95.64

Total (including 12¢ tax) $17.08 - Without the dog food, my total was just over $4.00!

**Just a note about the coupons, all the printables were from or Smart Source (several were the new ones I printed this morning), except the Grands coupon, here (Firefox) or here (IE), which was a $1.00/1 that I printed (twice from my home computer) this afternoon before I went to the store.

New Printable Coupons Out

I just got on Southern Savers and she had listed some of the new printable coupons from & Smart Source. Jackpot! Print these and run to Kroger today for one last Mega Event trip!

40¢ (will double to 80¢) on Betty Crocker boxed potatoes which are 99 after the promotion price
60¢/2 (will double to $1.20) Old El Paso products, also on sale with the Mega Event
75¢ on ONE box of Cheerios
$1.10/3 Progresso Soups (not great, but still 37¢ off each can and it's already on sale

If you still have some of the cellfire or Shortcuts loaded, these could end up being really great deals!