Friday, December 31, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 12/29 - 1/4

Hass Avacados, .89 ea
8 lb. Navel oranges, $3.99

New York Strip, $5.88 lb.

Tostitos Tortilla Chips, 9-13 oz., B1G1 at $2 ea

Coke Products, 2 liter
Buy More Save More

Buy 2, $1.25 ea.
Buy 3, .99 ea.
Buy 4, .88 ea.

Food Lion Chicken Snack Wings, 2.5 lb. bag, BOGO
Mama Lucia Meatballs, 25.6 oz., BOGO

If you have a party to go to and need a deli platter, they are $10 off $19.99 or more.

Lay’s Chips $1.77, Limit 1

Gwaltney Great Big Dogs 16 oz, BOGO at .49 ea

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, $1.67
Use the .50 coupon from the 11/14 Smart source
= .67 ea

Fresh Express Garden Salad, .99 ea

Boston Butt Pork Roast, .89/lb

New York Strip, $5.97/lb

Harris Teeter Super Doubles - 1/5

The holiday break is over.  Let's kick the year off with SUPER DOUBLES (insert super-hero music here).

I will work on a list, but if you want to get a jump on things, check out

Happy Clipping!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Extreme Couponing show on TLC

Just in case you missed the boat (which is certainly not the case if you read my blog).....


TLC has a new show, "Extreme Couponing" that airs on Wednesday nights. 

My Mom tries desperately to "get one over on me".  She is constantly letting me know deals and always asks "Did you know that?" My answer is usually yes, but I didn't know about this one.  She not only gets the designated amount of "points" for this notification, but they are doubled.  We were out and about and my slingbox wouldn't record this - she recorded it for me.


Olay body wash at Dollar General

Clip your $2 Olay coupon from the 12/26 P&G and go to Dollar General to score some free Olay body wash.  It's the smaller bottle, 8.4 ozs, but not too shabby for free!!! It was marked as $3 on the shelf, but is on sale for $2.

I purchased 6 bottles and paid .93 after coupons.

It's a great way to end the year....FREEEE.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tour 'de Walgreens for Covergirl Clearance Makeup

My daughter got her permit today and she GLADLY drove hubby and I around town for a few errands.  I read on the Its' Hip to Save blog , Link: Hip2Save about some great makeup clearance deals at Wags this week.

Covergirl blush: $1.89
Covergirl lipstick: $1.89
PLUS, Covergirl is BOGO 50%
Use the $2.50/2 coupon from the 12/26 P&G
OR $2/2 or $1 coupon from the 11/28 P&G

Also, Chex Mix is on sale for .99, use the .50 printable, Link: Chex
If you purchase 5 or more, get $3.50 RRs

Be careful, the blush was $1.89 at the Wags beside Baptist Hospital, but $3.69 at the Reynolda Road store. Prices might vary by location.

Also, I accidently got a lipstick that was not on clearance, so make sure you match the numbers on the clearance sticker with the numbers on the product barcode.  
Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of 12/19/10 - 12/25/10

BOLO (be on the lookout) for clearanced HBA items.  January is usually the time to find makeup, lotion and shampoo/conditioner on clearance, but it seems to be earlier this year. I don't clip a coupon unless I am "doing a deal", but this is the time of year that I clip most of my HBA coupons just in case I run across a clearance item. I found some great items yesterday at Rite Aid on clearance.  Some were Clearasil items..... with the in-ad coupon AND my coupon, they were free!!! Also, they had Nivea and Keri lotion and Olay facial lotions/cleaners on clearance. Cover Girl items were also on clearance.  The 11/28 P&G has $1 and $2/2 coupons making them really inexpensive!!

Physicians Formula Cosmetics, Spend $10, get $7 ECBs, Limit 1
BOLO for the "Try me Free" stickers

Hershey’s or Mars Hershey’s Assorted 7.8-17.25 oz or M&M’s 9.9-12.6 oz $2.50
Buy 2, Receive $2 Extra Buck, Limit 2
Use the $1 printable (M&M Pretzel), Link: M&M
= .50 a bag

Motrin PM 20ct, $5, get $3 ECBs (Month-long deal, limit 1)
Use $2 from the 11/21 Smart Source
OR the November "All You" Magazine
= .99
Be ECBs did not print.  The nice cashier double-checked the tag and forced them to print.

Thermacare Heat Wrap, 1 count, $2.79, get $2.79 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1 printable, Link: Therm

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $9.99, get $9.99 ECBs (Monthly Deal, limit 1)

Eos Lip Balm, 2/$5, get $1 UP Rewards wyb 2
= $2 each when you buy 2
(I LOVE these things!!!)

L'Oreal Skin Care BOGO 50%m get $5 UP Rewards wyb 2
Use the $3/2 from the 10/24 Red Plum

Coke & Coke Products, 3/$9.99, get $2 UP Rewards
= $2.66 ea

Glad Force Flex Trash Bags 13 gallon/38 ct, 2/$13, get $1 UP Reward wyb 2 AND a $1 SCR
Use 2 x $2 printable, Link: Glad
= $3.50 after UP Reward and SCR

Revlon Top Speed nail color, $5.99, Get $5 RR
= .99 after RRs

Hot Wheels Vehicle, .49 Limit 10

Wonka Exceptionals, $2.00
Use the $1 printable, Link: Wonka
AND the $1/2 Wags booklet that is located with the sales flyers

Friday, December 17, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 12/15/10 - 12/21/10

 It's a lite week at the grocery stores.  Check out one of the blogs to the right of this page if there is something in particular you need.  Also, Southern Savers is another great website to check out.

Spiral Ham, $1.47/lb with additional $15 purchase
Smithfield Shank Portion Smoked Ham, $1.19/lb
Smithfield Butt Portion Smoked Ham, $1.29/lb
93% ground beef, $2.99/lb

E-VIC Special:

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, $1.67
Use the .50 coupon from the 11/14 Smart Source
(great donation item!!!!)

Finish Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs, BOGO at 2.64 ea
Use the .75 printable, Link: Finish
= $1.14

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls $1.66
Use the .50 Sweet Rolls from the 12/05/10 General Mills
OR .50/2 Crescent printable, Link: Crescent
= .66 for the Cinnamon Rolls or $1.16 for the Crecent rolls

Breakstone Sour Cream, $1.50
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/14 Smart Source
= .40

Sister Schubert's Rolls $1.99
Use the .75 printable, Link: SS
= .49

Zantac 75 (30 Ct) or Zantac 150 (24 ct), $6.99
Use the $5 coupon from the 11/14 Smart Source
= $1.99

Heluva Good Dips 2/$3
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of 12/12 - 12/18/10

I am highlighting on the best of the best this week.  Check out one of the blogs the main page for even more deals.

Campbell’s Soups, 2/$1
Use .40/2 coupon from the 12/12 Smart Source
= .30 ea.

Buy $15 worth of Duracell Batteries ($2.99-$5.99), Earn $5 in ECBs (Limit 1)
Use the $1.50 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum
Pay as little as $8.94 for 6 packs, get $5 in ECBs
= around .66 ea after ECBs

If you are one of those people that give popcorn tins, Rite Aid is your place to get them this week:
Popcorn Tins, $5.00, get $2.00 in UP Rewards when you buy 2
= $4.00 ea when you buy 2

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste, $3.50, get $3.50 in UP Rewards
Use the $1 printable, Link: Colg.
$1 MONEYMAKER after UP Reward

Thanks to Surviving the Stores blog for this one:
Buy 4 Airwick Candles (5.29 oz.) – Buy 1 Get 1 Free ($5.99 each)
Use 4 x $3 Air Wick Candle Coupons from the 11/14 SS
Pay as little as $0 out of pocket, Get back $3 in +UP Rewards
$3 MONEYMAKER after coupons and UPR!
The bad news is that stock has been low/non-existent.  Good luck with finding these!

Ecotools Bath Care and Accessories – Buy one, get one 50% off 
Get $5 UP Reward wyb 2
Purchase the least expensive item and it could be a MM after UP Reward!!


Bic Comfort 3 Razors, $3.99 BOGO
Use the $2 printable Link: Bic
OR use the $2 coupon from the 12/12 Smart Source
= 2 FREE
Be forewarned.  The second coupon will probably beep.  It will need to be reduced down to $1.99.  I usually don't argue with a cashier (I feel that they are only protecting their job), but with this "new" coupon policy, they may not be aware. You might want to print it out and take it with you.  It specifically states that they will accept two coupons on BOGO items AND that they will adjust the coupon down.

Goody Hair Accessories $2.00, get $2.00 RRs

Activ-On Joint & Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief $7.99, get $7.99 RRs

Good Filler:
Russell Stover 0.87-1.25oz,Whitman's 1oz, .29

Monday, December 13, 2010

Is it really worth the fight?

To argue or not to argue - that's the question.

Let me set the scene for it. 
You could be at home, sitting in the recliner, drinking hot chocolate and catching up on your soaps, but no.....your coupon conscious mind made you get in the car and actually "do" your deals - you know, the ones that you wrote down in your handy dandy notebook (can I tell you how many times I have written my deals down, pulled the coupons and DIDN'T do the deal!!! ARGH!!!) You have made it to the store, spent too much time shopping and got to the register only to hit a snag. You have three choices at this point.  Give in and purchase the items without the coupons (which I DO NOT recommend), walk away and leave everything there (which I have done before) or F I G H T.
Normally, I do not argue with cashiers.  I feel that they are only "saving" their behinds from getting chewed out and/or loosing their jobs when they tell me that I cannot use a coupon.  However, there are times that I will argue up and down, especially when I KNOW that I am right, and well within their coupon policy....there's something about listening to Miranda Lambert in the car on the way to the store that will motivate you to stand up for what you know is right - even if it's only a coupon!!! Plus, you will have a good story to tell your coupon friends - trust me when I say that your family won't appreciate it - so don't waste your breath!
All of this, only to re-direct to you to another blog.  But wait - it's totally worth it.  Melanie, from The Coupon Goddess blog, had an interesting experience and blogged about it.  She's actually the reason that I started this blog.  She is my inspiration and I aspire to write more like her......but until that happens, visit her at . I can guarantee you will loose time there.  The first time I visited it, I couldn't stop reading!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 12/8/10 - 12/14/10

This would be a great week to stock up on some of the necessities for the holiday meals at home.  We are so busy this time of year making sure that all of the presents are purchased and wrapped, that we sometimes forget that we need food AT HOME.  I can remember in years past, getting home on Christmas Eve night from visiting family from out of town and realizing that I don't have  a "plan" for Christmas Lunch/Dinner.  I always managed to pull it off, but this year, a spiral sliced ham will be waiting for me to plate it up - nice and simple and EASY!!!  There are also some great muffin/coffee cake mix on sale that would really come in handy for Christmas breakfast....once again, EASY!!!

Dole Salads, BOGO at $1.40 ea
Use the $1.00 printable (when you play the game), Link: Dole
= .40
Red Seedless Grapes, $1.79/lb
Gala Apples or D’Anjou Pears, $1.29/lb
Green Bell Peppers, .79 ea
Whole Carrots, 2 lb. bag, $1.39
Yellow Onions, 3 lb. bag, $2.50

Holly Farms Chicken Breast Tenders, $1.99/lb
Boneless Holly Farms Chix Breast, $1.79/lb

Coke Products, 2 liter: Buy More Save More
Buy 2 at $1.25 ea
Buy 3 at .99 ea
Buy 4 at .88 ea

There are a lot of E-VIC specials this week.  I am only listing the ones that have the "mainstream" coupons, but you may have received one in the mail or have a catalina.  Check out for a full listing of the E-VIC specials.
E-VIC Specials:

Deer Park 24 pack Water $2.99, limit 1 (non E-VIC price $3.99)

Nestle Morsels, $1.77, limit 1, (Non-E-VIC price is $2.00)
Use the .50/2 printable, Link: NT
Either $2.77 for two (if you are signed up for E-VIC) or $3.00 for two if not.

Martha White Blueberry Streussel Coffee Cake $1.49, Limit 1
Use the coupon for .55 from the 11/7 Red Plum
= .39

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, $1.50
Use the .50 printable, Link: MC
= .50

Weekly Specials:

Apples, select varieties, .99
4 lb. bag navel oranges, $3.49

Skippy Peanut Butter, BOGO at $1.39 each
Use the .50 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum
= .39 each (GREAT donation item!!!)

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:
Green Giant Corn, Peas, or Green Beans
= .62 ea

Krusteaz muffin mix, $1.49
Use the .50 coupon from the 12-5 Smart Source
= .49

Fleishmann's Yeast, .99
Use the .40 coupon from the 11/07 Smart Source
= .19

Bisquick 20.00, $1.50
Use the .50 from the 12/5 General Mills
= .50

International Delight Creamer, $1.25
Use the .55 printable, Link: ID or ID
= .10

Better Valu Onions 3 lb bag BOGO at $1.49 ea

Blue Diamond almonds 6 oz., $2
Use the .50 printable, Link: BD
= $1.00 
Gwaltney Spiral Sliced Ham $1.39/lb
Ground Sirloin, 90% lean, $2.99/lb
Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast $2.39/lb

Stonyfield Organic yogurt .60 ea
Use the .50/3 printable, Link: SFF
= .27 ea

Lowes Foods Eggs 1 doz. .99

Dean’s Dip 12-16 oz., $1.50
Use the $1.00 printable, Link: Dean's
= .50

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Drug Store Deals, 12/5 - 12/11

3 Day Sale:

Candy Canes 10 ct, .50, limit 6

Coke 12 pks: 3/$10, get $3 ECBs wyb 3
=$2.33 ea.

P&G Deal - Get $10 ECBs wyb $30
There are various items included - see the sales paper for more details or check out one of the blogs to the right.  Below is a scenario that AMEELDER from came up with:

8 Pantene = 29.92
1 Gain dish = .99
Total = 30.91

Use 4 Pantene BOGO coupons = 14.96
and 2 Pantene $1/2 coupons = 2.00
and 1 Gain dishwashing coupon = .50
Total = 17.46
= 13.45 OOP, get 10.00 ECBs
= $3.45 or $.39 each

Monthly deal:
Motrin PM 20 ct. $5.99, get $3 in ECBs (Limit 1)
Use the $2 coupon from the 11/21 SS the November All You Magazine
Pay $3.99 out of pocket, Get $3 in ECBs
= .99 after coupon and ECBs

Hershey’s Pot of Gold – $3.99, get $2 UP Reward
Use the $1 coupon from the 12/5 Smart Source (not confirmed)
$2.99 out of pocket, get $2 in UP Reward
= .99 after coupon and UP Reward


Cortaid Maximum Strength 1% Cream (.5 oz), $3
Get a $3 mail on rebate at checkout
= FREE after rebate

Revlon Top Speed Nail Color, $5.99
Get a $5 RR
= .99

Reach Total Care Floss – $3.99
Use the $2 coupon from the 10/10 Red Plum
and the $2 Select Dental Care Items in-ad coupon

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, December 5, 2010

We will get three inserts this week, two Smart Source and one Red Plum.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 12/1/10 - 12/8/10

3 day sale, Starts Friday at 8 a.m.

Bounty 6 Big Rolls, 5.97, limit 4
Use the .25 coupon from the  11/28 P&G

6 mega or 12 Big Rolls Charmin Toilet Paper, $5.97, limit 4
Use the .25 coupon from the 11/28 P&G

Tide: 50 oz liquid or 67-70 oz powder, $5.47, limit 4
Use the $1 coupon from the 11/28 P&G

Week Long Sale:

4 lb bag Navel Oranges, BOGO at $2.50 ea

E-VIC Special:
Tostitos chips, family size, $1.97, limit 1 (non E-VIC price $2.97)

Buy 1, Get 2 Free
2 lb. bag 51-60 ct. EZ Peel White Shrimp

Perdue Short Cuts, $1.99
Use the .75 coupon from 10/10 Red Plum (expires 12/5)
= .49


Breakstone's Sour Cream, $1.29
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/14 Smart Source
= .19

Yoplait Yogurt, 10/$5.00
Use the .50/4 coupon, Link: Yop.
= .25 ea

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great deal on local produce - delivered to your door!

It seems these days that the new "black" in the money saving world are websites that sell discounted deals/gift certificates. has been around for a while, but there are several new websites....

I have mentioned Groupon to you before in this post: Groupon.
I purchased gift certificates to Ben and Jerry's, Nobles, Ryan's and Cafe Press (for a photo on canvas) and have been very happy.

Also, there is a housewares site that has various deals: Housewares

There is a new one that my friend Sue forwarded me via email today.  It is called "Living Social", Link: LS
It appears to be very similiar to Groupon. I copied the blurb below directly from their website:

How It Works

When you see a deal that tickles your fancy, here's what to do:
  • BUY. Get in on the deal of the day
  • SHARE. If 3 of your friends buy the same deal using your link, you get your deal for FREE
  • WAIT. Your deal will be ready to print within 1 business day
  • PRINT. Follow the instructions on your deal to redeem it
  • SAVE. Enjoy your favorite spots around town at huge discounts
Today's deal for Living Social is fresh local produce. You pay $10 and get $24 worth of produce.  There is a one-time fee of $5, but if you "Like" them on Facebook, you will get an additional $1 off this deal. They deliver directly to your door.  Check them out by following this link: LS

Monday, November 29, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of 11/28 - 12/4/2010

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz. $9.99, get $9.99 ECBs (limit 1)

Buy 2 Revlon cosmetics or Beauty tools, get $5 ECBs (limit 1)
Buy 2 Revlon nail clippers at $2.99 ea
Use 2 $1/1 Revlon beauty tool coupons from (you will need two computers)
$3.98 OOP, get a $5 ECB
(would make great stocking stuffers!)

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9, get $5 in UP Rewards
Use the $4 coupon from the 11/28 P&G
Pay $5 oop, get a $5 UP Reward

There are more great deals at RA, but they are a little complicated and I just don't have time this week (I know - don't have time to coupon - really!?!?!)  If you want to dig a little deeper, visit one of the blogs that is in the column to the right.

M&M Holiday 9.9oz - 12.6oz $2.50, Purchase 4 and get RRs
Use the $1.00/2 from the 11/14 Red Plum
Pay $8.00 OOP, get $5 RRs
= .75 ea after RRs and coupons

Carmex Lip Balm 0.15oz - 0.35oz, $1.00 with in-ad coupon
Use the .55 or .30 coupon from the 11/07 Smart Source
= inexpensive lip balm
Salonpas Pain Relief Patch 5ct, $5.99, get $6 RRs

Breathe Right 2ct Trial Size, .49 with in-ad coupon
Use the $1.50 coupon from the 10/17/2010 Red Plum (cashier will adjust the coupon down)

Good Filler:
Disney Mini Stickers or Puzzles .39 with in-ad coupon

Monday, November 22, 2010

Drug Store Deals for the week of 11/21 - 11/27/2010

Advil PM 4 ct., .99, get .99 ECBs
= FREE after ECBs

Excedrin Migraine PM or Extra Strength 8 ct., .99, get .99 ECBs
= FREE after ECBs

Buy 2 Axe hair care, shower gel, or deodorant, get $2 ECBs (limit 1)

Buy 2 shower gels $5.79 each (price is an estimate)
Use the BOGO coupon from the 10/24 Red Plum
Pay $5.79 OOP, get back $2 ECBs
Final cost $1.90 ea.

Spend $20 on any Schick, Edge, Skintimate, or Playtex products = $10 Ecb (limit 1)

Buy 4 boxes of Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (18 ct) $5.29 each (price is an estimate)
Use 4 x $2 printables, Link: Play. (2 computers are necessary for this)
OR use the $3.00/2 coupon from the Nov. All You magazine
Pay $13.16, get $10 ECBs
= $3.16/.79 ea. (with 4 of the $2 printables)

Filippo Berio olive oil 16.9-17 oz $3.99

Use the $1 printable, Link: OO
Also, BOLO at the grocery stores for hangtags. I have seen them a lot at HT.
= $2.99

Motrin PM 20 ct, $4.00, get a $2 SCR (limit 1)
Use the $2 coupon from the Nov. 2010 All You Magazine
OR the $2 coupon from the 11/21 Smart Source
FREE after rebate

AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz. $7.99, get a $7.99 Single Check Rebate #82
= FREE after rebate

Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap Kit $9.99

Use the $3 printable, Link: Lysol
Use the $2.50 in-ad coupon
Pay $4.49
Get a $2 +Up Reward
= $2.49

Clearasil Skin Care products $2 Off with in-ad coupon

There is a $2 printable, Link: Clear.
Also use the $2 in-ad coupon
= Inexpensive

Week-long sale:

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 4oz, $3.49, get $2.50 RRs
Use the $1.00 printable, Link: Colg.
= FREE after coupon and RRs

Kleenex Tissue (60ct or larger) .79 after in-ad coupon (excludes 200 ct.)
Use the .50/3 coupon from the 10/3/10 Smart Source
Buy four Kleenex Tissue (60ct or larger), get $1 RR,
Buy 5, get $2 RR,
Buy 6 or more & get $3 RR
(Monthly deal until 11/28)
If you purchase 6 and have two coupons = .74 per box after RRs

Hershey’s or Cadbury Holiday Candy 7.8-8.5 oz 2/$5

Use the $1/2 Walgreens coupon from the December Coupon Booklet
AND use the $1/2 coupon from the 11/21 Smart Source
= $1.50 per bag

Three Day Sale: 11/25 -11/27

Gillette Fusion Proseries skin care 1.7 - 5 oz, $5.49, get $5.49 RRs

Nivea for Men Shave Gel 7 oz , $2.99, get $2.99 RRs

2 Liter soda : Dr.Pepper, Sunkst, 7up, Canada Dry, A&W, Hawaiian punch, .99, get .99 RR

Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Spray 4 oz, $3.99, get $3.99 RR

A couple of deals - Don't miss out on these!!!

Sometimes the small deals are the absolute best, and this week is certainly the case.  I love these deals because it took 2 minutes to pull and clip the coupons and it will take less than five minutes in the store.

The first deal comes from my coupon friend/co-worker Anita.  I taught her to coupon but she keeps me on my toes - keeping me informed of things that I might have missed.  I used to know EVERY deal that she shared with me, but I know NONE of them now.  She is certainly on top of her game!

CVS has some of their Loreal makeup on sale for 75% off.  Use the $5.00/2 ior $2.00/1 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum.
= VERY inexpensive makeup - STOCKPILE PRICES!!!

My coupon friend Colleen told me about this one in the hall at church on Sunday (MAN I love this method of communication - quick and to the point!)  I like to think of myself as the coupon queen, but have to share the "tiara" sometimes - It's all yours today Colleen!!! You are the Coupon Barbie!

Food Lion:
Toblerone bars (my absolute favorite) are BOGO at .99 ea.  There is a $1.00/2 coupon from 11/21 Smart Source making them FREE.  I stopped in before work today and picked them up.  There's nothing like a good coupon deal to start the week off right!

The next deal comes from one of my new coupon friends, Tonya.   She is fairly new at couponing. We sat down together, along with her daughter Jessica and shared ideas.  It amazes me how she has been couponing a short time, without a computer, without a coupon "class" and has learned so quickly.  She treats it like a game and makes it really fun.  She is new at using the computer and still learning, so for now devotes her Sunday afternoons to matching up the deals with the flyers from Sunday's paper.  She is one of those "clip it all" people, but it works for her as she shops for her enitre family, as well as her church's food pantry.   Anyway, we were talking yesterday afternoon and she reminded me of a deal at Dollar General.

Dollar General:
3 cans of Libby's veges for $1.00 with in-ad coupon (Sunday - Tuesday only). Use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 8/29 Red Plum.
= FREE Veges!!!
Per their online coupon policy, you are allowed to use a store coupon with a mfg. coupon.
Coupon Policy: DG Q policy (you might want to print a copy and take it with you)

One last "don't miss" deal....
Hallmark has a $10 off $10 coupon on their website, Link: HMark
You must show your Gold Crown card.  If you don't have one, visit their website and sign up.  It's free.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Grocery Store Deals November 17

Normally, I bring attention to ONLY the best deals. This week, I am listing the best deals as well as the good/okay deals. For example, us stockpilers do not pay for frozen veges, but if you are not a stockpiler and need these items for Thanksgiving, .57 is a good deal (HT).

I am, however, taking the easy way out this week with various turkey deals.  Before you purchase your turkey, visit the grocery store's website and check out the prices.  This is the one time of year that I go all out and order my organic, free range, fresh turkey (the turkey that's never been told no, as my husband likes to say)  from Whole Foods.

Sale runs from 11/17 - 11/25
Sweet Potatoes .29/lb (usually FL has local produce)
Cranberries, 12 oz., $1.50
Granny Smith or Rome Apples 3 lb. bag, $2.99

Campbell’s Cream Soups or Gravy, BOGO
Use the $1.00/4, Link: Camp

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, BOGO at $1.00 ea.

Coke products, 2 liters - The more you buy the more you save:
2 for $1.25 ea.
3 for .99 ea.
4 for .88 ea.
If you want to purchase 8 or more, you will need to split your order up and only get 4 at a time to get the better price.

International Delight Coffee Creamer, $1.25
Use the .55 printable, Link: Int'l
= .70

Sale runs from 11/17 - 11/25

E-VIC Special:

Starbucks Coffee, 12 oz. $5.99, limit 1 (non E-VIC price $6.99)
Use the $1.50 printable, Link: Star.
OR the $1.50 coupon from the 9/12 Smart Source
=$4.49 after coupon

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:
Coke, 12 pack cans, limit 10 total
= $2.48 per 12 pack

Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup, .64
Use the $1/4 printable, Link: Camp.
= $.39 each after coupon

College Inn Broth, 32 oz. is BOGO at $1.47 ea.
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum
= .47 ea

Swanson Broth, 14.5 oz. BOGO at .57 ea
Use the .50/5 from the 11/07 Smart Source
= .37 ea.

Del Monte Corn, Peas, or Green Beans, limit 10 total
= .50 ea

Le Sueur peas, .89

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce, BOGO at $1.00 ea.

Glory  beans (blackeyed peas, pinto beans or black beans ) are 1.50
Use the .90 printable, Link: GB
How many cans of beans does one family need?  Enough to be able to send 10 cans in with your daughter to school for extra credit and still have a few left.  This really came in handy!!!

Still on sale:
Hungry Jack Pancakes, $1.97
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/7 Red Plum
=.87 ea.

Still on sale:
Ghiradelli Luxe Milk Bars $1.50
Use the .75 printable, Link: Ghir

Fancy Feast Cat Food .60/can
Use the .65 printable, Link: FF
= .17/can

Jimmy Dean Roll Breakfast Sausage - $2.50
Use the .75/2 coupon from the 10/10 Red Plum
=$1.75 ea.

Green Giant frozen veggies, 10 oz., .97
Use the 0.60/3 from the 11/14/10 General Mills
= .57 ea.

Sister Schubert's Dinner Rolls, BOGO at $1.92
Use the .50 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source
OR the .75 printable, Link: SS
= .42 - .92

Sale runs from 11/17 - 11/23

Sweet Potatoes .27/lb.
Dole Gold Pineapple $2.77

Green Giant canned veges, buy 2, get 3 free
= .50 ea

Le Sueur peas, .99

Heluva good dips, $1.50
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum
= .40

Green Giant frozen veggies, 10 oz., $1.00
Use the 0.60/3 from the 11/14/10 General Mills
= .60 ea.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Drug Store Deals for the week of 11/14 - 11/20/10

This is one of those weeks that we are going to really need to be focused, have the coupons pulled and make the lists.  There are a lot of good deals, but they are all over the place. And don't forget to put your coupons/list in your car/purse so that when you get to the store, you actually have them (no - I'm not talking from experience ;)

iTunes Gift Cards: $25.00, Get $5 ECB, Limit 2

Mentos Gum, .99
Use the $1 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source

Lip Medex, $1.59, get $1.50 ECB
= .09 after ECB

Oral B Vitality Floss Action toothbrush: $23.00, get $13 ECB, Limit 2
Use the $10 from the 11/14 Red Plum (not confirmed)

Oral B Vitality replacement heads 3ct. $23.00, get $13 ECBm Limit 2
Use the $5 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum

Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler $2.99, get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $.50 coupon from the 11/14 Red Plum
= .49

Sure, Pert Plus or Brut BOGO
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 10/17 Smart Source
= about.49 ea.

Fiber One Chewy Bars $3.99, get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use the .50 printable, Link: Fib.
= .49

Heinz Gravy .88
Use $1/3 printable, Link: Heinz
= .55

Stove Top Stuffing .88
Use the $1/3 printable, Link: STS
= .55 ea.

Cottonelle double roll four pack, 2 for $5, get $2 UP Rewards when you buy 2
Use the .50 printable, Link: Cot.
= $2.00 for 2 or .25 a roll

Luvs Boxes
$16.99, get $4 UP Rewards
= $12.99

Herbal Essence $2.99
Use the $2 Any Clairol coupon from the 10/31 Proctor & Gamble (coupon states"Clairol Family of products" and Herbal Essence is in the Clairol family.)
Get back a $2 UP Reward

Right Guard BOGO
Use the BOGO coupon from the 10/31 Red Plum
= 2 FREE

Friskies Canned Cat Food, 10 for $4, get $1 UP Reward when you buy 10
= 10 for $3

Kids EEZE Cough & Cold Relief 12 count, $4.99, get $4.99 RRs

Vicks 2/$10 - get 5 RRs

NyQuil or DayQuil 20 ct or liquid 20 oz
Formula 44. 6 oz
Use one of the following coupons:
$1.50 coupon from the 10/10 Proctor and Gamble
or $4 off any Vicks sinex coupon from the 10/10 Proctor and Gamble
= prices vary

Swanson Chicken Broth/Campbell's chicken or turkey gravy 2/$1.00 with in-ad coupon

Campbell's cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup 5/$4.00 with in-ad coupon
Green giant vegetables/Princella Cut sweet potatoes .59 with in-ad coupon

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 11/10/10 - 11/16/10 - UPDATED

Please let me know if you have any trouble with the printables.  I have already printed a lot of these and can't confirm that they are still available. I have updated the Dixie Crystals printable!!!

Gala Apples, .99/lb.
Tangerines, 3 lb. bag, $2.99

Stove Top Stuffing BOGO
Use the $1/2 printable, Link: ST or ST

Food Lion Canned Veggies, .39

Purex Laundry Detergent, 50oz, $1.99
Use the .35 printable, Link: Purex

Birds Eye Steamfresh BOGO.
Use the BOGO coupon from the 10/24 Smart Source
= 2 FREE

Since Super Doubles are over, how long will it take me to not double the $1.00 and over coupons in my head????

E-VIC Special:
Stouffer's Dinners - Family Size 28-40 oz. $4.99 (non E-Vic price $6.49), Limit 1

Farmers Market Fresh Asparagus, $1.49 lb

Farmers Market FL Navel Oranges 8 lbs, $5.99
(WOW - that's a lot of oranges!)

HT Premium Frozen Turkey .39 per lb, 10-22 lb. Limit one with add'l $40 purchase.
No rainchecks. While supplies last.

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom/Cream of Chix Soup .64
Use the .25/4 from the 11/7 Smart Source
= .52 each
This is a good price and great thing to stock up on for the holidays!!!

Swanson's Broth ~ 14.5 oz, .57
Use the .50/5 coupon from 11/7 Smart Source
=.37 each

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, .94
Use the .75/2 from the 10/3 General Mills
= .19

Clabber Girl Baking Powder $1.80
Use the .75 printable, Link: CG
= .30

Dixie Crystals 4 lb. sugar $2.50
Use the .75 printable, Link: DC
= $1.00
This is a stockpile price - it is difficult to get great deals on baking items such as this.

Hungry Jack pancakes $1.97
Use the .55 coupon from the 11/7 Red Plum
= .87

Ghiradelli Luxe milk bar $1.50
Use the .75 printable, Link: Bar

7-8 oz. Kraft Cheese $1.64
Use the $1 printable, Link: Kraft
 = .64

Wholly Guacamole $3.99
Use the $4 printable, Link: WG

HT gallon milk (excludes organic), $2.47

Zone Perfect Bar $1.25
Use the $1 from the 10/31 Smart Source
= .25

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:
Pepsi Products, 12 oz. cans, limit 10
= $2.40 each

Gala Apples, .99/lb

Sanderson Farms Split Chix breast, .88/lb

Pillsbury Best Flour, $1.50

Breakstone's Sour Cream, $1.29
Use the .55 printable, Link: BS
= .19

Glass Plus Cleaner BOGO at $1.48 each
Use the $1 printable, Link: GP
= .48

International Delight Creamers, $1.50
Use the .55 printable, Link: Int'l Delight
= .40

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of November 7 - 13

Another quick and dirty list this week....Super Doubles at HT has kept me hopping - Geez have I been slack with the Drug Store matchups - Please don't fire me!

Coke 12 oz cans 12 pack 4/$13.00, get $3 ECBs when you buy 4

=$10.00 for 4 or $2.50 ea. after ECBs

Gain Dishwashing liquid 11 oz, .99

Use the $1.00 coupon from the 10/10 Proctor and Gamble

Nivea Body Wash $3.99 get $1 UP Reward
Use the $3 coupon from the 10/17 Red Plum
= FREE after UP Reward

Revitalens Multi Purpose Solution 2oz $3.99, get $3.99 Register Rewards

Neuragen PN & Neuragen Gel $19.99, get a mail in rebate form - prints out at the register

Use the $5 coupon form the Diabetes & You Magazine Fall 2010 (page 20)
= FREE or $5 MONEYMAKER after rebate
Similasan Kids Cough Relief 4oz/Cough/Mucus Relief 4oz $5.99-get a mail in rebate form - prints out at the register

Use the Similasan $1 9/12 Smart Source
OR $1 printable, Link: Sim.
= FREE or $1 MONEYMAKER after rebate

Canned Pumpkin .99
(This is a good price - believe it or not, last year I had a hard time finding it around the holidays - there was a shortage - I am getting mine EARLY this year!)

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's that time of the year - Timeline Season!!

Congratulation Martha - You have made it on to my blog!!!

Being the Martha Stewart wanna-be that I am, for several years now, I have created timelines for events that are upcoming, especially those that require me preparing food. How do you think Martha makes it look so easy on T.V.???? She has a boatload of "helpers" that have scripts to follow - probably more helpers than Santa has elves!! Since I only have two helpers in my house (darn good helpers, let me say), I must get started early and be very organized.

My family gets a real kick out of my timelines (especially my SIL, who actually takes the timeline with her to work to show them how crazy I am).

My personal "Superbowl" is Thanksgiving.  I create a timeline with the following information:
Shopping List (this has a timeline within itself)
Timeline for cooking:
  Two days before
  One day before
  Day of

I also have the cleaning timeline which includes making sure the Thanksgiving linens are clean and pressed.  But, before THAT can happen, colors must be determined.  What color/theme will it be this year?  Can you understand why my family gets such a kick out of this??? I will not torture you any longer, but get directly to the point.

Planning = Saving
This is a loaded phrase, but in this particular situation, I am specifically talking about planning what groceries you will need for the holidays.  Take about half an hour and make a list of your menus (Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas B'fast, Christmas Dinner, etc.). From that list, you can create a list of ingredients that you need.  I like to make my list on the computer so that I can just update it the next year (the holiday ARE about traditions you know).   Not only do you save a lot of money by purchasing these items on sale you also spread the cost out over the course of a month or more. You are also able to enjoy the family/events instead of constantly running to the store because you forgot something.

That's my 2 cents worth on timelines.  I hope you find this helpful!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aldi, week of 11/3 - 11/9 and Ronnie's Country Store

Aldi is kicking some major butt this week with their lower-than-normal prices. I used to shop a lot a Aldi before couponing, but they do not accept coupons.

They do have some great prices on milk, eggs and other essentials, but this week is exceptionally good:

10 lb bag Russet Potatoes, $1.99
Del Monte Gold Pineapple, $1.49
Baby Carrots 16 oz. Bag .49

Broccoli Crowns, 16oz. .75/lb
Happy Harvest canned veges .39
Chef's Cupboard Stuffing Mix, .69

I try my best to buy local produce and visit the farmer's market at the Dixie Classic fairgrounds during the summer, but in the winter, Ronnie's Country Store is my go-to place.  I purchase most of my fruits/veges there for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.  They are local - NC, SC and sometimes GA. They have country ham in the back of the store that is sliced to order.  Also, they have fatback (for the collards that I don't eat), barrels of beans and barrels of candy.  Can't beat it!! AND their prices are great.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Super Doubles Total - First Day

The Coupon Goddess was on my side this morning for the first Super Doubles shopping trip.  Hubby went with me to do a transaction.  As we were pulling into the parking lot, he asked if I had knots in my stomach and you know what my answer was!!!  There were two cars ahead of me, one pulled off to go to McDonald's and the other one stayed straight, but kept on going.  We were first in the store (doesn't really matter - but it makes me feel better).

I had my list and coupons ready and we were off to the races.  Two of my favorite Customer Service managers were there so I was REALLY excited.  (You know it's bad when you go in to see who is working and hug them because it's been soooo long since you've seen them!)

Everything went as planned and my totals were good.  I was able to get everything that I wanted that I knew would go fast.  Below are my totals for both transactions:

Retail value: $135.64
Vic Savings: $46.08
Coupons Tendered: $84.83
Total OOP:  $4.73
AND I got a $3 OYNO catalina
Net:  $1.73
Saved 98.7%

I am still high as a kite!!!  I hope you shopping trips go well.  I will share my Coupon Goddess with you....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Super Doubles Shopping list for 11/03/10 at Harris Teeter - Updated 11/3

One addition on Wednesday afternoon, 11/3 in ORANGE

Here's the a first pass at the shopping list for Super Doubles.  I will update as other items are discovered.  PLEASE feel free to leave a comment with items that I have missed.

Wholly Guacamole $2.29
Use the 1.50 printable, Link: WG

Regina Red Wine Vinegar $2.25
Use the $1 printable, Link: Reg.
= .25

Al Fresco Chicken Sausage, BOGO at $1.99 ea.

Use the $1 printable, Link: AL Fres

Bush's Grillin Beans $1.99
Use the $1.00 from the  10/3 Smart Source

Kikkoman Soy Sauce $2
Use the $1 printable, Link: Kik
There is a catalina deal associated with this:
Buy 2, get $1 off your next order

Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper
Use the $1/4 from 10/17 Smart Source
= .50 each
Also, there is a catalina deal associated with this:
Buy (3) & get $1.50 OYNO
Buy (4) & get $2.00 OYNO
Buy (5) or more & get $3.00 OYNO
on your purchase of Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna
Grandma's Molasses $3.35
Use the $1 printable, Link: GM 
= $1.35

7th generation dish soap 1.99
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 10/31 Red Plum
(There are a lot of 7th Generation items on sale if you are not interested in the dish soap)

Reynolds Wrap Foil Sheets 50ct $2.49
Use the $1 printable, Link: Rey.
= .49

Kleenex Handtowels $3.39
Use the $1 from 10/3 Smart Source
= $1.39

Underwood Meat Spread $2.25
$1 printable, Link: UW
 = .25

Athenos Hummus $3.15
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 10/10 Smart Source
= $1.15

Nestlé Cookie Dough $2
Use the $1 printable, Link: Nestle

Activia Yogurt $2.50
Use the $1.00 coupon from 10/10 Smart Source
= .50

Rhodes 12 ct rolls $2.25
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 9/19 Red Plum
= .25

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls $2.95
$1 from 10/31 Red Plum
= .95

A+D Diaper Rash Ointment 1.5, 2.99
Use the $1 printable, Link: A+D
= .99

Zone Perfect Bars $1.25
Use the $1 from 10/31 Smart Source

Mentos Gum $1.50 per pack
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of 10/31- 11/6

Sorry for another week of half-effort on the drug store front, but we are in the process if sprucing up our kitchen.  My junk drawer and silverware drawer threw up all over my kitchen table, so until that gets cleared off (if ever), this is all the effort that I am able to put in this week.  Plus, I want to save a little time for the all-important SUPER DOUBLES list for Harris Teeter.

A couple of pointers:
  • As you cruise through the sales paper and see something that interests you, wondering if you have a coupon for "that", go to or  They have a great coupon query feature.  Our area may not have gotten the particular coupon, so keep that in mind while you are looking.
  • Visit one of the blogs on the right on my main blog page. They have some great lists for this week.

Thanks goes to It's Hip To Save for the matchup below:

Olay body wash 23.6 oz $7 get $3 Ecb (limit 1)

Buy Olay Body Wash $7
Buy 1 Travel size Secret Deodorant $0.99
Total = $7.99
Use the $5/1 Select Olay product with Secret purchase coupon from the 10/31 PG
Pay $2.99
Get back a $3 Ecb

Final cost– both items FREE!

(Thanks, Coupon Katarina!)

Kendall Antimicrobial Bandages $3.50 ea.  Purchase 2 and get $3 SCR
Use 2 x $2.50 printable, Link: Kend.
Pay $2.00 OOP, submit for $3.00 SCR
= $1.00 MONEYMAKER after Rebate

Benefiber $8.99, get $2 SCR
Use the $2.50 printable, Link: Benefiber
And the $1.00 Video Values coupon from November
= $3.49 after SCR

Thanks goes to It's Hip To Save for the matchups below (our prices may vary just a bit):

Buy $30 in select P&G products = $10 RR

Deal Scenario #1:
Buy 5 Secret Deodorants $3.99 each = $19.95
Buy 5 Olay Bar Soap 2 packs on sale for 25% off– price after sale at $2.24 each = $11.20
Total = $31.15
Use 5 $5 off 1 select Olay product with Secret purchase coupons from the 10/31 PG
Pay $6.15
Get back a $10 RR
Final cost FREE + a $3.85 moneymaker!

If you do this deal, you will probably have to hit it early and hard.  The coupon expires on 10/31, but most stores will let you use the coupon anyway.
Deal Scenario #2:

Buy 3 Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cleanser on sale for $5.19 = $15.57
Buy 4 Olay Body Quench Ultra Moisture Body Lotion 8.4 oz $3.74 = $14.96
Total = $30.53
Use 3 $3/1 Olay Regenerist Cleanser coupons from the 9/26 PG (Exp. 10/31!)
Use 4 $2/1 Olay lotion coupons from the 9/26 PG (Exp. 10/31!)
Pay $13.53
Get back a $10 RR
Final cost only $3.53 total– just $0.50 each!