Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coupon Inserts for 2/28

There is only one insert this week, Smart Source.

Have a great week!!!

Drug Store Pics for the week of 2/28

The only thing that jumps out at me at CVS this week is the Softsoap or Irish Spring bodywash for $4.99, get $4 Extra Care Bucks, limit 1. Use the .75 IP, Link:
Final Price: .25

Not a thing jumped out at me this week.  If I make a discovery, I will update the post.

Purex Laundry Sheets are on sale for 2 for $9.00, get $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2.  Use the BOGO coupon from 2/21 Red Plum and the $1 IP, Link:

Final Price after qs and RRs = 2.50 for two (fantastic price)
I have used these and LOVE them!!!

BOLO (be on the lookout for)
Johnson & Johnson 5 pack of 3" x 3" Adhesive Pads plus Neosporin $2.99

Use the $3 off coupon on the package
Final Price: FREE
If you do not have a need for these, I will take them off your hands.  Our church is collecting the bandages to send to Haiti.  Thanks!

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grocery Store Pics for the week of 2/24/10

Boy am I glad that Super Doubles are over at Harris Teeter.  With that being said, here are the grocery store matchups for this week.

Red Seedless grapes are .99/lb
Cantaloupes are $1.79 ea.
3 lb bag of tangerines are $2.99

Value Pack Ground Chuck is $1.88/lb
There are also several other items on sale in the meat dept. that may be a good deal using the $1 FLIP.  Leave a comment and let me know if you stumble across something.

Food Lion canned veges are .33 each.  This is a stockpile price.

Michelina's Entrees are .86 each (frozen).  This is a great price if you pack frozen dinners for lunch.  Check's coupon database.  There are several Internet Printables there, $1 off 5 - would make them .66 ea.

Split Chicken Breast are .77/lb.  This is a stockpile price.
Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks are $4.99
HT All Natural Boneless Cut Pork Chops are 50% off

Gallon HT milk is $2.77

Fiber One Yogurt is bogo at $1.47 ea, use $1 IP = .47.  Link:
Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls are on sale for .99.  This is an excellent price.  They are usually on sale for $1.66.  Use the .25/1 or .50/2 =
.49 ea.
Final Final Price: FREE

Rold Gold Pretzels are 50% off at $1.49 ea.  This is a great price.  They are normally on sale for $2. This is DH's favorite snack! Yipee!!!
Cheetos and Fritos as also 50% off.

E-Vic Special: 
Martha White Muffin Mix .50 (limit 1). Regular price is $1.15.  Purchase 2, use the .55/2 from 2/14 RP = .55 for two mixes.

Green Giant Frozen Boxed Veges are $1 each, use the .60/3 q from 2/21 Smart Source = .60 ea. This is not a stockpile price, but a decent one.

Not much going on at Lowes Foods this week, but there are a couple of things:

Nature's Own White Wheat Bread is $1.19

This has expired.  I think the last day was 2/28. Sorry!! (Don't feel bad, I procrastinated and did not take advantage of this either.)
On E-Offers, there is a coupon for .75 off No Yolk Egg Noodles, extra broad or dumplings, which cost $1.79 ea.  Use the .75 q from 2/21 Smart Source = FREE
This might cause overage - it's hard to tell.  Be prepared to grab a candy bar or a gift card if  happens and this is the only item that you are purchasing.

Not familiar with E-Offers?  Go to and click on E-Offers at the bottom of the page.  Follow the instructions to enter your Lowes Foods card number.  Click on the various coupons to add them to your card.  Why not add them all?  You never know when you might randomly purchase one of these items.  Wouldn't it be a bonus to have an electronic coupon attached to it?

Have a great week!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Drug Store Pics for the week of 2/21/10

  • Coke 2ltrs 3/$4, get $1 ECB when you buy3, limit 1

  • Ear Rinse 1oz is  $7.99, get $7.99 ECB, limit 1 = FREE 

  • Colgate Max Fresh is $2.99, get $2 ECB, limit 1.  Use the $.75/1 Colgate Max Fresh SS 2/21 = .24

Nothing is floating my boat this week at Rite Aid, but I will update the post if I discover something.

  • Hersheys Pieces (those decieving "little" bags with lots of candy in them, like Reeses Pieces, Almond Joy Pieces and York pieces) are $2.50 this week.  Purchase $10 worth and get $5 in Register Rewards. Use the 4 $1.00 qs from 1/31 Smart Source and the end result is .25 ea. (Calculation for the number of #s you will gain if you eat the entire bag is not available at this time - nor should it EVER be!!!)
  • Excedrin Menstrual Complete (20-24 ct.), $2.50, get $2 Register Reward, use the $2 Excedrin IP, Link: 
    Final Price = $1.50 MM after coupon and Register Rewards
  • Goody Ouchless Elastics 26 pack $2.99, get $2Register Rewards
    Final Cost .99

Three inserts for Sunday, February 21, 1020

I usually don't post the coupon preview because it can be frustrating when the preview shows a coupon that our area did not get.  BUT, with SDs going on at HT, and since I preach about planning, I am going to post them.  Actually, I am going to refer you to Honoring the King's website, Link:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Heart Harris Teeter - and their people!!!

This week is exceptionally great because of Super Doubles, but also because of the people.  Here is the experience that I had during my afternoon trip.

I roll in to my Robinhood Village HT and see my favorite former CS Manager Chris in the parking log (he's at another store now, but he comes back to visit). He says he'll catch up with me. I go in the store and chat with produce girl Jennifer - she's had the last few days off and I haven't seen her. I start making my way around the store and Chris catches up with me, just after another CS manager gives me a hug because it's been a while since we've seen each other. Gets the items off the shelf for me, waits patiently as I run into a couple of my coupon friends who asks me a few questions about the deals. He compliments me on my knowledge of the deals (sorry - tooting my own horn there for a sec.). I give one of my coupon friends' husband (who happens to be the store manager at "my" Walgreens) my Cole's garlic bread and coupons because they are having steak and he didn't know about the deal. As I talk, Chris goes to get me more Cole's. We make it up to the front and they are busy. He pulls my cart to U-Scan and rings me out, helps the cashier scan my coupons and makes sure everything is correct. He walks me out to my car and loads up my groceries. ALL on his own time. I had my own Harris Teeter Concierge. I felt like a queen. I am married and he doesn't swing that way anyway, so my husband is not jealous when I talk on and on about Chris. You should be very proud Chris, you made my blog (and my day for that matter).

Life in "Missy's Coupon Land, where all your coupon dreams come true" could NOT get any better. AND - this is only day 2!!!

Grocery Store Pics for week of 2/17/10-Update on Blue Bunny q

It is slim pickings this week as I am focusing on Harris Teeter's Super Doubles sale, but there are a few items worth mentioning:

Seedless Green Grapes are .88/lb

Country Style Pork Ribs are .99/lb (value pack)

Food Lion brand Turkey Breast (deli) is bogo at $2.94/lb.  Use the current FLIP and you could get a lb for less than $2.  Link:

Blue Bunny Icecream is on sale for $1.88, use $1 printable = .88

Some people are having trouble printing the Blue Bunny coupon.  Another way is to go to:
sign up and print.  Be sure to print the number of qs that you want (the print box will appear and you can click on the number) because you will not be able to print more once you have printed.

Libby's canned veges are .39 (stockpile price)

Buy more, save more on Coke 2 liters.
Buy 2 for $1.25 ea
Buy 3 for .99 ea
Buy 4 for .85 ea

Jumbo Cantelopes are bogo at $1.74 ea

Betty Crocker Warm Delights are .96 - $1.11, use the .50 q from 2/7 GM and it makes them FREE - .11.

That's all folks!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Even MORE deals for HT Super Doubles

The deals keep rolling in (I'm not complaining!!!)

And a few more additions thanks to Vanessa.....

  • Dentek Flossers (30ct) $1.99 $1.00/1 1/17 SS = Free

  • Planters regular nuts BOGO $1.78 for 1 $1/2 1/24 SS= $.78 ea

  • Hot Pockets Sideshots: $1.99 $1/2 1/31 RP = $.98 ea

  • Welch's Grape Juice $3.00 $1/1 2/7 SS= $1.00

  • Grande tortilla chips $3 $1/1 1/10 SS = $1.00

  • V8 splash$2.50 $ 1/2 1/3 SS = $1.50 ea

  • 9-10 oz. Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts or Whole Cashews BOGO $3.49 for 1 $1/2 1/24 SS=$2.49 ea

  • Quilted Northern 12 double rolls 5.99 $1/1 1/24 RP=$3.99

First HT Super Doubles Run

The husband agreed to go with me for my first SD run this morning (as he always does willingly).  See results below:

Husband's order:

9 small cans dole pineapple
1 Nabisco 100 cal. pack
1 Keebler Wheatables crackers
3 Johnson's baby powder
2 Edy's Icecreams
2 Revlon Nail Clippers
2 Hershey Extra Dark bar

Total: $43.53
Coupons used: 26.34
VIC Savings$11.49
Grand Total: $5.70

(I think we were off $2 - maybe a coupon missing, but I had to get to work, so I didn't push it.)

My order:

3 Celestial Seasonings (clearanced at $1.79 - holiday)
1 Polaner Fruit Spread
9 small cans dole pineapple
2 Activia Yogurt
1 Yoplait Delights
2 Johnson's baby powder
2 Edy's Icecreams
2 Blistex
2 Revlon Nail Clippers
1 Hershey Extra Dark bar

Total: $57.99
Coupons Used: 34.92
VIC Specials: 18.28
Grand Total: 4.79

I am going back today to do the Northern Deal - $5.99, use $1 q = $3.99

A couple of notes - my Mom and Dad send me qs from Cary and Charlotte and a co-worker give me her qs from family that lives in Ohio, so I had qs that we did not receive in our papers.  There does not seem to be as much stuff/coupons that are a great deal this go around.  I usually go twice the first day, then once a day for the duration of the sale.  I have enough qs to go only twice more at the most.  Still not complaining. We got some great donation items and icecream. Can't go wrong with the icecream!!!

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Harris Teeter's Super Doubles List for 2/17

Below is my personal list of items for Super Doubles beginning on 2/17.  See Southern Savers for an all-inclusive list, Link:

FYI - as most of you know, I always confirm that our area received the coupon before I post ANY deal on this blog.  However, be forewarned that we may have not gotten all of the coupon that Souther Savers refers to (don't be too disappointed).  Keep in mind that you can order coupons from Ebay and/or couponclippingcrew.

Dole Crushed Pineapple small cans are .67 ea, use the $1/3 q from 1/24 SS = Free
Activia Yogurt is $2.50, use $1 q from 1/10 SS or 2/7 SS = .50 ea
Edys Icecream is $2.97 ea, use $1 q from 1/31 SS = .97
Johnson Baby Powder (donate to food pantry for baby boxes) is $1.79, use $1 q from 1/3 RP = FREE
Revlon Nail Clippers are $1.99, use $1 q from 1/17 SS = Free
Grande Chips are $3 (so sad, during last SD, they were $2.50), use $1 q from 1/10 SS = $1.00

As you can see, I have focused on the free/cheapest items.  They will get gone the quickest and possibly not be restocked.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.  Also, if there are any great deals that you discover, please leave a comment and I'll add it to the list.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Drug Store Pics for Week of 2/14/10

Crest Pro Health Enamel Sheild Toothpaste 4.2 or rinse 14.8, $3.50, get $3.50 ECB, limit 2
Use $2 Crest Rinse P&G 2/7 or
.75 Crest toothpaste P&G 2/7
Final Price = FREE or $2 MM

Sobe Water is BOGO, use BOGO q
Final Price = Free

Aussie Conditioner, Shampoo or Styler $2.99 Earn 2 ECBs Limit 1
Use $1 from the 2/14 RP insert (hope we get this one)
Final Price = FREE

Covergirl Buy 2 Select Items Earn 5 ECBs Limit 1
Buy 2 Clean Liquid Foundation or Powder at $6 ea
Use B1G1 coupon from the 2/7 PG insert
Use $1 from the 2/7 PG insert
Final Price = FREE

Huggies Jumbo Packs - $8.99 each,

$1.50/1 overnights coupon from 1/17 Smart Source
$2.00/2 1/17 Smart Source
$1.50 GoodNites coupon 1/17 Smart Source
$2.00/1 1/17 Smart Source
Use $2.00 off Pull-Ups Internet Printable, Link:
Use $1.00 off GoodNites Internet Printable, Link:
Single Check Rebate: $3.00 (limit 1)
Final Price: as low as $3.99 each

Motrin PM (20 ct.) - $2.99 each

$1.00 coupon from 1/3 Red Plum
Single Check Rebate: $2.00 (limit 1)
Final Price: FREE

GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs - 2 for $4.00

Use $3.00 off 2 Rite Aid in-ad coupon
Final Price: $.50 each when you buy 2

Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Dove, Degree Deodorant - $1.50 each

.50/1 off Speed Stick coupon from 1/31 SS
$1.00/1 off Dove coupon from 1/31 RP
.75/1 off Degree coupon from 1/31 RP
Final Price: .50+ each

Ziploc Bags (select sizes) - $1.99 each

Use .50 off in-ad coupon AND
Use .55 off coupon from 1/10 Smart Source
Final Price: .94 each (This is not a stockpile price. Sometimes there are bogo mfg. qs and RA will have a bogo sale, making them free.  This has not happened since last spring and I'm getting low, so I'll pick some these up this week.)

Oh yea......Cheap Easter Candy!!!

Dove Chocolate Eggs - $2.99 each

Use $1.00 off 2 coupon from 1/31 RedPlum insert
Use $1.00 off Video Values Internet Printable (print 2)
Final Price: $.99 each

I did not see anything that stuck out at Wags this week.  If you have RRs to use before they expire this week, you could always get items like trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper. 

If I missed something, please email me at and I will add it.

Have a great week!!!

Harris Teeter Super Doubles - 2/17

Heads up everyone
Harris Teeter is having Super Doubles beginning 2/17.

I will post another blog entry when I get a good list together.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February 14 Coupon Inserts

I have heard a nasty rumor that there will be no coupon inserts on 2/14, which doesn't surprise me because we usually do not get inserts on a holiday.  However,  I have heard from a better source that there will be an insert. 

At the least, we will get one Red Plum.  It's possible that we will also get a Smart Source as well, but that has not been confirmed.

Wags Friends and Family Discount - Friday, February 12

Several times a year, Walgreens has a "Friends and Family" discount day/days.  They are having one Friday, February 12, one day only.  With the coupon, you will get 15% off your order, or 20% off Walgreens brand items. Here is the link to the coupon:

Make sure you go to Cosmetics or Photo to check out.  In times past, only those registers were programmed to accept this coupon.  Also, tell them about the coupon in the beginning, before they starting ringing anything up. 

Don't kick yourself if you have already purchased a lot at Wags this week (diapers/Dove's Mencare/denture adhesive that you don't use).  Yes, you could've saved an additional 15% if you waited, but you cannot be 100% confident that the items would be in stock on Friday.  It's truly a gamble.

See below some highlited deals:

Dove Body Wash for Men $5.99

after 15% Friends & Family discount = $5.09
Use $1.25 in 1/31 RP
Get $6 RR

Final Price: $2.16 Money Maker

Super Poligrip $2
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.70
Use $1 coupon in 1/3 RP
Get $2 RR
Final Price: $1.30 Money Maker
Kotex Tampons 2 for $6
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $5.10
Use $1.50/2 on
Get $3 RR wyb 2
Final Price: .30 cents for 2

Gillette Deodorant $3.99
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $3.39 (buy 2)
B1G1 in 2/7 P&G and $1 in 12/27 P&G (use 1 of each)
Get $1.50 RR
Final Price: .89 cents for 2

Orbit Gum (multi-pack) $1.50 (unadvertised sale)
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.28
Use $1 on
Final Price: .28 cents

Crest Cavity Protection toothpaste is $2.29 - $2.59 (regular price - varies by store)
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.95 - $2.20
Use .75 manuf coupon from 2/7 P&G
Use $1.50 store coupon from Walgreens February booklet
Final Price: FREE

3 Musketeers candy bars for $.49 each w/ ad coupon = $1.96
after 15% Friends & Family discount = $1.67 (maybe less if it takes 15% off reg price)
Get $1.50 RR wyb 4
Final Price: 4 for .17 cents or .04 each!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grocery Store Pics for week of 2/10/10 - Update

Not much going on at Food Lion this week.  With that being said, there is a possible good deal in the deli section.  There is a new FLIP for $1 off $5 in the deli section.  Use the pre-MVP price to get to your $5 and get an even better deal.  It expires on 2/23, which is great because personally, I am not interested in their deli sale this week.  They have the Food Lion Turkey Breast or Ham on sale for $3.99/lb, regularly $5.49/lb. You could purchase a lb. and your total price would be about $2.99 for a lb. Maybe the Roast Beef will be on sale next week!!! 
Here is the link to the FLIP:

Also, my friend Colleen told me about this great deal:  The Food Lion brand Apple juice is $1.50. There is a FLIP this week for $1.00 off, making it .50.  The FLIP is located above. What a deal!!!  Thanks Colleen!!!!

E-Vic Specials: 
Sargento Shredded Cheese 8 oz. 1.49

.55/1 December 18 All You Magazine
.40/1 from the 1/3 Smart Source
Final: .39 - .69

Perdue IQF (individually quick frozen) Boneless Chicken Breast 3 lb. bag 4.99, limit 1.
Final Price = $1.66/lb
If you have any catalinas from purchasing the Old El Paso items last week, this will super cheap!!!

Tide 50 oz. Detergent 4.99, limit 1 (non E-VIC price 6.99), use .35 from 1/17 Proctor and Gamble.
Final Price = $4.29

Cantaloupe 2/$4 (I purchase two of these last week when they were $1.50 and was really impressed. They were very good for this time of year.)
Florida Temple Oranges 3 for .99

NY Strip and Ribeye Steak = $4.99/lb. (just in time for Valentine's Day!!!)
93% Lean Ground Beef 2.99/lb

Catfish Nuggets 1.99/lb

Country Crock 15-16 oz. Bowl or Quarters: Bowl $1.14: Sticks $0.69
Use .50 Printable Coupon, Link:
Final Price = .14 for Bowl or FREE for Sticks

Buitoni four cheese pasta and Alfredo Sauce is BOGO (refrigerated section) at $2.12/1, use $1 Internet Printable, Link:
Final Price: $1.12

Let them (us) eat cake!!!!

I am most excited about the Betty Crocker Cake Mix deal this week at Lowes Foods.  Remember the Fresh Rewards Program? You receive Fresh Rewards when you purchase certain highlighted by Lowes Food.  Those items can be found in the sales flyer.  Keep in mind that the Fresh Rewards print out in increments of $5.00, so, if you purchase items that produce $2 in Fresh Rewards, you will not get them immediately - only when you reach the $5 mark.  It will print on your receipt and is linked to your Lowes Foods Card.

Buy any 4, earn $2: Betty Crocker Frosting 2/$3, use .50 q from 2/7 General Mills
Out of pocket = $2.00, get $2.00 in Fresh Rewards
Final Price = FREE
Betty Crocker Cake Mix BOGO, $.89/1 (no coupons)
Out of pocket = $3.56, get $2.00 in Fresh Rewards
Final Price = .39 ea

Thomas Bagels $1.99 $1/1 (Honey Wheat) March All You Magazine
Final Price = $1.00

Assorted Pork Chops, 9 ct. $1.99/lb

Tender Green Asparagus $1.49/lb

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wags Diaper Scenario for week of 2/7 - Update!!!

They "fixed" it and it is no longer rolling.

Huggies is rolling. Rolling: When you purchase an item and receive register rewards (RRs) and you purchase the same item and use the RRs that you just received and it prints out more RRs.  Usually this does not happen, but it is this time.  However, your out of pocket is still less when you "rock" back and forth between the Dove Men's Body Wash and the Huggies.

Another update:  The Children's Activity Book Code is not working.  If you have the coupon in front of you, you can ask that they override it or call a manager, but you have no case if you do not have the coupon.

I did the transactions below today and thought it was a great deal.
A quick lesson regarding register rewards (RR).  You have to have an item that you have not used a manufacturer's coupon on in order to use your RR. Look at scenerio #2.  The bodywash has a mfg. coupon of $1.25 or $1.50, so, in order to use your RR, you have to purchase a filler.  It does not matter the price.  Either purchase something that you need that you do not have a coupon for or choose something inexpensive.  Some good fillers this week are:
Valentine Pencil W/Eraser Topper 5/$1.00 (use in-ad coupon to get this price)

Eggs = .99

Wags Foil, 20' = .59 with in-ad q
Reeses Hearts = .50
Disney Coloring/Activity Pads 3/$1 with in-ad q

Note about the Children's Activity Book.  This is a Wags published book and is very difficult to find.  It cost .99 and is well worth it.  There are Wags coupons, which can be combined with mfg. coupons in this book.  As with all Wags coupons, you can keep the coupon and do not have to give them to the cashier.  They are 4-digit codes and the cashier enters the code.  The cash register takes off the value of the coupon for every items purchased.  There is a $1 Huggies coupon in the Children's Activity Book.  Simply tell the cashier that you want to use the coupon in the Children's Activity Book and it is 2035.  Hopefully you won't have a problem.  You might want to double check before you do your shopping.

Super Poligrip at $2.00
Use $1 q from 1/3 Red Plum
Pay $1.07, get $2 RRs

Dove Men's Bodywash at $5.99
Use $1.50 IP, Link:
or $1.25 q from 1/31 Red Plum
Filler (Toy Story activity book - located with the Valentine stuff. Use the in-ad q to make it .33)
Use $2 RR from Poligrip
Pay around $3, get $6 RRs.

Jumbo pack Huggies at $8.99 ea
Super Poligrip at $2.00
Use Huggies $2 IP, Link:
Use Children's Activity Book Code: 2035
Use Poligrip q at $1.00
Use $6 RRS
Pay about $2.19
Get $2 rrs from poligrip
Get $3 rrs from huggies

Dove Men's Bodywash at $5.99
Use $1.50 IP, Link:
or $1.25 q from 1/31 Red Plum
Filler - this time get the Wags foil 20', use in-ad q for .59
Use $2 RR from Poligrip
Use $3 RR from huggies
Pay around $1, get $6 RRs.

Jumbo pack Huggies at $8.99 ea
Super Poligrip at $2.00
Use Huggies $2 IP, Link:
Use Children's Activity Book Code: 2035
Use Poligrip q at $1.00
Use $6 RRS
Pay about $2.19
Get $2 rrs from poligrip
Get $3 rrs from huggies

Dove Men's Bodywash at $5.99
Use $1.50 IP, Link:
or $1.25 q from 1/31 Red Plum
Use $2 RR from Poligrip
Use $3 RR from huggies
Pay around $1, get $6 RRs.

Jumbo pack Huggies at $8.99 ea
Super Poligrip at $2.00
Use Huggies $2 IP, Link:
or $1.50 q from 1/17 Smart Source
Use Children's Activity Book Code: 2035
Use Poligrip q at $1.00

Use $6 RRS
Pay about $2.19
Get $2 rrs from poligrip
Get $3 rrs from huggies
Dove Men's Bodywash at $5.99
Use $1.50 IP, Link:
or $1.25 q from 1/31 Red Plum
Filler - this time get the Wags foil 20', use in-ad q for .59
Use $2 RR from Poligrip
Use $3 RR from huggies
Pay around $1, get $6 RRs.

Jumbo pack Huggies at $8.99 ea
Super Poligrip at $2.00
Use Huggies $2 IP, Link:
or $1.50 q from 1/17 Smart Source
Use Children's Activity Book Code: 2035
Use Poligrip q at $1.00
Use $6 RRS
Pay about $2.19
Get $2 rrs from poligrip
Get $3 rrs from huggies

Another few suggestions: 
  • Prepare at home
  •   Print out this blog post and make any corrections, taking it with you and following it exactly. 
  •   Pull your coupons, put them in order and number them in the order of the transactions that you are       going to do.
  • Pay with cash.  It's a pain to swipe your card that many times. 
  • Ask if it is okay to do multiple transactions.  You might want to even go to 2-3 stores as to not wipe the shelves clean and not make the cashiers mad. 
  • Donate the items that you don't use (Super Poligrip).  Senior Services is located behind the coliseum and it is VERY easy to drop items off there.
Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Drug Store Pics for week of 2/7/10

Listerine Total Care 16.9oz or Reach Total Care Floss or Reach 2-4pk toothbrushes $3.99, get $2 ECB, Limit 2

$1/1 Listerine Internet Printable, Link:
$1/1 Listerine SS 6/21
$1/1 Reach Dental Floss RP 10/18
$2/1 Reach Toothbrush any 1 OR Value Pack SS 6/21
$1/1 Reach toothbrush or Value pack ss 6/14
Reach BOGO RP 1/3 ( will make 2 items free after coupon and ecb's.)
In my opinion the best deal will be if you buy 2 of the floss and use the bogo q and the $1 q.  Scenario below:
$3.99 x 2 = 7.98
Use $1 q = -1.00
Use bogo q = -3.99
Out of Pocket: $2.99
Get $4 ECB = -4.00
Total:  $1.01 MM

Dawn 9.5-10.3oz .99
$1 Dawn Hand Renewal, Home Made Simple booklet
$.50/1 Dawn Hand renewal P&G 1/17
Free or $.49 (This would be a good filler if you need to up your total to use a ECB).

3 ECB wyb $10 Triscuit, Wheat Thins or Ritz at $2 ea, Limit 1

$2/2 Nabisco Crackers, Internet Printable, Link:
$1 off Nabisco Crackers SS 1/24
$1 off Nabisco Crackers “Game Day Greats” booklet (I found these at the Lowes Food on University Pkwy in the beer section)
Purchase 5 Nabisco Crackers $2 ea = $10
2, $2/2 Nabisco printables
1, $1 off Nabisco Crackers SS 1/24
Total Due: $5
Get Back: $3 ECB
Final Price = .40 ea

6 Nivea Bodywash at $2.99 ea.
1 Dove Men + Bodywash: $4.00
Total: $21.94

Use $5/$20 Video Value coupon
Use (6) $2.00/1 Nivea coupons from 1/3 Red Plum I apologize - our are did not get this coupon.
Use $1.25 Dove Men's from 1/31 Red Plum
Pay $3.69 out of pocket
Get back $4 Single Check Rebate on Dove and $5 Gift Card on Nivea
Final Price:  $5.31 MM

RRs = Register Rewards
q = coupon

Dove Men's Body Wash $5.99, get $6.00 in RRs, use $1.25 q from 1/31 RP = $1.26 MM

Super Polygrip .75 oz (orig.) $2.00, get $2.00 in RRs, use $1.50 Internet Printable = $1.50 MM or $1 from 1/3 RP = $1.00 MM

Gillette Fusion or Venus Razor, $8.99, get $4.00 RRs.  Supposedly, there is a $5 q in 2/7's P&G insert.  If so = FREE We received a $4 q, so the final cost would be $1.00

4 Pack Starbucks Frappuccinos are $4.99, get $1 RRs, use IP, Link:

Good fillers for this week:  Valentine Pencil W/Eraser Topper 5/$1.00 (use in-ad coupon to get this price)


Purchase the razor, use the $5 q, and Polygrip using the $1.50 q, pay $4.49 plus tax.  Get $4 and $2 in RRs.
Purchase the Dove Men's body wash, use the $1.25 q, get a filler, use the $4 RR from the razor, pay .74  plus the cost of the filler, plus tax, get $6 RRs.

Rinse and Repeat (do this over and over - if you have the qs).

The real party this week is in the diaper section (baby diapers)
The Huggies Jumbo Pack diapers are $8.99
Use the various Huggies coupons, including:
Overnights $1.50 from the 1/17 Smart Source
$2.00 Internet Printable, Link:
Also, if you have the Children's Activity Book, you can get an additional $1.00 with the coupon from that.
In addition, you will get a $3 Register Reward.
At best, it will make a jumbo pack of diapers $2.99 - Not too shabby!!!!

You can reduce your out of pocket by "filling" each order with product that gets you to the $6.00.  This might be a good time to get your valentine candy or stock up on items such as:
Eggs = .99
Wags Foil, 20' = .59 with in-ad q
Reeses Hearts = .50
Disney Coloring/Activity Pads 3/$1 with in-ad q

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunday, February 7 Coupon Inserts - 4!!!!

Four inserts this weekend!!!

We will get 1 Smart Source 1 General Mills, 1 Red Plum and 1 Proctor and Gamble.  Buy lots of those papers!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grocery Store deals for 2/3/10 - 2/9/10

Looks like HT is kicking everyone's butt this week.....

93% Ground Beef is $2.97/lb.

Large Navel Oranges are .33 ea (reg. .79 ea.), use the $1/$5 produce FLIP.  Here' the blurb from last week's post: 
Rules for using the FLIP: You can only use one like flip per transaction. Let's say you had a FLIP for Beef and a FLIP for Produce, you could use one FLIP for each of those per transaction, not 2 for beef, 2 for produce, etc. Also, use the FLIP on the pre-sale price.

I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is BOGO.  The sticks are $1.59 ea, use the $1 from the 11/15 RP
Final Price = .59 ea.
If you prefer the tubs, they are $1.44, use the .75/2
Final price is .69 ea.
Hurry.....these qs expire 2/7/10

Golfish are bogo at $1.09 ea.  Use the .75 Internet Printable
Final Price = FREE

Nabisco Snack Crackers are $1.69, us the $1 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = .69

Eight O'Clock Coffee: $2.99 each
$2/2 Printable Coupon, Link:
Final Price = $3.98 for 2 = $1.99 each

McCormick Chili or Taco Seasoning: $0.57, use. 25 q from 1/24 Red Plum
Final Price = .07

Armour Fully Cooked Meatballs 2/$6, use .55 q from 1/31 Smartsource
Final Price = $1.90

Coke 12 packs 4/$10, use $2/4 PDF Coupon
Final Price = 4/$8 = $2 each

Gatorade 32 oz. 0.88, use .50 G2 q from 1/10 Red Plum
Final Price = FREE

Starbucks Frappuccino 4 pack 5.99, use $1 Internet Printable
Final Price = $4.99
This not a great deal, but I wanted to share the coupon with you.  It's a GREAT Internet Printable!!! Or, save these IPs for Walgreens on Sunday, where these are on sale for $4.99, get $1 register rewards and use your $1 q, Final Price: $2.99
Smart Balance Sour Cream 0.99, use $1.00 from 1/10 Red Plum
Final Price = FREE

Heluva Good Dips 2/$3, use .50 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = .50

Pop Secret Popcorn 10/$10, use .50/2 q from 1/31 Smartsource
Final Price = .50 ea

Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves 2.97, use $1/2 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = $4.94 for 2 or $2.47 ea.

Solo Grips Cups or Paper Plates 2/$4, use .75 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = .50

Snow Crab Clusters are $2.99/lb.

Fresh Express Salad is .99

Catalina Deal:
Between 2/5 and 2/28, Buy Kraft Ranch or Italian Salad Dressing and save up to $3.00 off your next order.
Buy 2 get $1.00
Buy 3 get $2.00
Buy 4 get $3.00
All items must be purchased in one shopping order.

Kraft Dressing is on sale for $1.88.  There are no qs out, but keep your eyes open.

Nabisco Snack Crackers are $1.69, us the $1 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = .69

Starbucks Frappuccino 4 pack 4.99, use $1 Internet Printable

Final Price = $3.99

Heluva Good Dips 2/$3, use .50 q from 1/24 Smartsource
Final Price = .50

Edys Icecream is $2.50, use the $1 Internet Printable
Final Price = $1.50
Link: is located with the Coke PDF under the HT section above

Have a great week!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

X-Rain Vision and a man's mission to please his wife

On the way home from eating at Mi Pueblo tonight, the family stopped by Food Lion.  As you know, I have issues with the one closest to my house, so we went to another one that was on our way home.  Husband remembered that the icecream that he so dearly loves was going off of bogo today and wanted to get some more.  Believe it or not, this trip was not my idea - but I was benefiting from it.  I sent a text a few weeks ago to get a free Canada Dry or 7 Up when I scan my MVP card and as we usually don't drink this, it comes in  handy if someone in the house gets sick.  Free is free and the last day was today!!

We are walking in the parking lot and I see a catalina floating in a puddle of water.  I glance at it and see $1.50 off......blah blah blah......Food Lion Brand Sale.  I assume it is a catalina that is advertising their sale this week.  I keep walking - it's in a puddle of water for goodness sake. 

The husband saw it and picked it up to investigate.  He so graciously presented it to me, dripping in parking lot juice.  I looked at it, looked at it again, and sure enough it had the wonderful words "off your next purchase" AND it had a barcode on it.   SCORE!!!!  That would really help with the icecream that I had no coupon for.  He is helping pay his way....

Secured the icecream for husband and two TINY B&J icecreams for Rachel.  As they were picking them out, I was looking through the clearance items and SCORE again!!!  They had the scrubbing bubbles refill pads for the tub scrubber.  This is an item that I normally would not buy, but last summer I received some free from Vocalpoint and they absolutely rock.  I have used all of the scrubby pads, but still have the base that they attach to.  They were on clearance for $1.25, normally $3.29 and I had my .75 qs, making them .50 ea.  I could not pass that deal up!!!
Total Stats:
Shelf Price:  $18.59
Sale Savings: $8.82
Coupon Savings: $5.08

Grand Total:  $5.04

Moral of the story:
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Take your husband shopping with you -especially when he puts in a special request
  • It's okay to look down every once in a while, especially in a grocery store parking lot - juice or no juice.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Whole Food Coupons

Whole foods has some new coupons out. They are:

$1/2 Lifeway Products
$1 Kashi TLC Granola Bars
$1 Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks
$1 Helios 32 oz Kefir Products
$.55 San-J Tamari Sauce Dressing
-$1 Oikos Greek Yogurt

Here's the link:

Who says you can't save $ on healthy items!?!?!

January 2010 Savings

I have been tracking what I have spent/saved during the month of January 2010 and thought I would share it with you.

My spending includes:  Groceries, HBA (Health and Beauty Aids) and items for the house (specifically for January, rugs).

What is not included: gas for my car, clothes/shoes and lunches out (usually once a week).

The "shelf cost": $1,901
The savings from shopping the sales: $776
Coupon savings: $810
Total Spent Out of Pocket: $315 for a savings of 83.43%
In addition, I spent $20.38 on Sunday papers/extra coupons from Coupon Clipping Crew for the month.

A few thought about January.....I was able to stockpile some items that I was getting low on, such as rice, snacks, frozen veges and convenience foods (stuff for lunches when I don't have leftovers).  Most of these items were not necessary, and without a sale/coupons I wouldn't have purchased them, but when you are paying pennies on the dollar, it's silly not to. 

We did not eat a ton of fresh fruits/veges, but when I found them in the "day old" bin, I purchased them - for example, a large bag of mushrooms were 0.50.  Normally, that amount would have been about $6. We eat banannas regularly and I splurge with an avacado or two every other week - but at .69, it's worth it.

We had icecream and milk in the house at all times, as well as yogurt for the last two weeks of the month.

I didn't specifically track the items - maybe that'll be my goal for next month.  I gave over 20 bags to a friend in need and 6 bags to yet another friend.  I stocked the nursery at church with cleaning wipes, baby wipes and tissues.  I have 3-4 paper grocery bags of items that are going to my church's foods pantry.  I had 3 giveaways, 2 at my coupon classes and one for the "1,000 views" on the blog. I also shared some of the .25 Special K cereal with a co-worker.

With all of this being said - this was a slow month in purchases and donations.  I have been couponing for a little over a year and realized how unnecessary some items are.  Previously, I would purchase items for donations and sometimes spend .50-.80 in tax.  Now, my goal is to spend no more than .25, which is very doable.  If the item is not a necessity, and/or we don't use it, I do not purchase it unless it is a moneymaker.

Shopping trips in January:
This month was full of "run-ins" and not very many time consuming shopping trips.  I can knock out a superdoubles/triples trip at HT in about 30 minutes, spending $5-$10 for $50+ worth of items.  When they roll around, I go daily.  There were a lot of 5 minute shopping trips, running in to get 8-10 items (mostly duplicates).  I am very fortunate to work/live within a few miles of all of the grocery and drug stores.

Focus for February:
I am down to two bottles of hairspray, so that is definately at the top of my list. I will also be focusing on fresh fruit/produce.  I will also be reducing my purchases in general for our family.  When a great sale comes along, I will order specific coupons from the Coupon Clipping Crew.  Our church's food pantry is getting started and I am assisting with that, so maybe my shopping will increase after all!