Saturday, March 27, 2010

Drug Store Pics for the week of 3/28/10

Blame it on the weather, triples, whatever, but I am extra slack this week.  There are only a couple of things I saw......if you want the FULL scoop, go back to my main page and see what my blogger peers are posting. 


I did not see a thing at CVS this week!!!

Nothing here as well.

We have a winner!!!  Wags has a lot of stuff for "free" this week.  Here goes:
Dentek Roll Comfort Clean Flos 55 yd, Assorted $2, get $2 RR

$1/1 Dentek 1/17 SS

Dove Hair Care $4.00 get $4RR
Rumor has it that there is a q coming out in 3/28's paper.

Dulcolax Balance 14 Day 8.3oz $10.00 get $10RR
Use the $4 IP:, Link: Dulcolax
Also use: Bottle water free up,to $2 wyb any dulcolax balance from the
3/7/10 Smart Source
$3.00 Dulcolax SS 12/13/09
$2.00 Dulcolax Balance SS 1/24/10

Simple Saline Allergy 4.25oz $7.00 Get $7.00RR

Walgreens One Daily Men Formula Lycopene 100 ct, $3.00 get $3.00 RR
Walgreens One Daily Woman Formula 100ct

Did you know that you can visit and view the "Sneak Peek" ad?  Here's the link: Wags Sneak Peek

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Coupon Supplier - Your Coupon Cafe

Can I tell you how excited I am right now????  I have quickly run out of coupons for Triples.  I only have enough coupons for about two more trips, and as most of you know, I make a  HT AT LEAST once a day during SD/Triples.

Anyway - to the good news....

Your Coupon Cafe is my new "supplier" of coupons.  The absolute best thing is that they are local - yes....Winston Salem.  My friend Anita told me about them.  You order your coupons in increments of 10 - which is not a problem for me at all.  If you feel like this is to many for you personally, you could share with a friend.  They have a flat shipping fee of .44. Anita and I combined our orders frequently with other suppliers to save on shipping charges, but for .44 we won't need to!!! Their website is really cute, has a search feature and you are able to view the date that the coupons were published.  What else is there to say - THEY ROCK!!!

I purchased coupons yesterday at 4:03 p.m. and paid via Paypal.  I received a "shipping notice" at 4:54 p.m. yesterday.  This is quick turnaround!!!  I wondered if it would really get into yesterday's mail - that's kind-of late.....but I received the coupons today.  OMG - I am jumping for joy......I know, it's the little things, but I can go shopping tonight!!!! (Sorry DH!)

Check them out....their website is

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Triples Report, Day #1....$130.20 for -$2.19

I debated even writing this post but hopefully it will inspire you, not discourage you. 

DH and I were at Harris Teeter at 7:02 a.m. this morning.  My heart fell when I saw a car in the parking lot.  OH NO - Someone beat me into the store!!!!

Anyway, we had list and coupons in had and were ready to go.  We FLEW through the store.  After putting just a couple of items in the cart, he asked me "how much does this cost?"  I said "FREE".  He said "Wow". I stopped, looked and him and said "This ain't your first rodeo, come on." He rolled his eyes and we continued. My goal is to be at the checkout by 7:15/ 7:20 since I am supposed to be at work at 7:30, which is very possible when you already have your qs pulled.  They did not have (couldn't find on the shelf) two of the items I had on the list, so 6 coupons were not utilized from my list.  We filled in with more items/coupons and checked out around 7:25.  Checkout went VERY smoothly - I did not know my total, (I know, I know) but knew that 90% of what I was getting was free so a couple of dollars was my mental total.  As we were walking out, DH wispered to me "Thank you for robbing......ah, I mean shopping at Harris Teeter"

There is a limit of 20 coupons per customer day. I used my card and my Mom's card so DH did one transaction and I did another.

1st Transaction:

3 Lysol Kitchen Cleaner
3 Solo Cups
2 Bandaid Butterfly closure
2 JFG Coffee
3 Jimmy Dean Delights
3 McCormick Vanilla Extracts
2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
Total Retail Value: 58.53
Paid OOP: $3.76
Got 2.50 On Your Next Order Catalina
Got 2.00 On Your Next Order Catalina
2nd Transaction:
2 Lysol Kitchen Cleaner
2 Solo Cups
1 Coffeemante
3 JFG Coffee
3 Jimmy Dean Delights
3 McCormick Vanilla Extracts
Total Retail Value: 46.17
Paid OOP: 2.74
Got 2.50 On Your Next Order Catalina

Grand Totals:
Total Retail Value: 104.70
Total OOP: 6.50
Cats Received: 7.00
Net: .50 MM

Can I tell how "high" I was all morning.  There are several people at work that get a kick of out of what I do, so I made the rounds sharing the good news.

Also, I was the first to post my deal on  That made me really proud as well.  I get most of my deals from there....without them, figuring things out would take a lot more time!!!
I also did a quick run at lunchtime and got the following:

3 McCormick Vanilla Extracts
1 Jimmy Dean B'fast item
1 pkg Solo Cups
2 Vitamin Waters (free qs from Facebook)
2 Skinny Waters
Total Retail Value: $24.40
Total OOP: $.81
Catalinas received: $2.50
$1.69 Money Maker

I am quickly running out of coupons (I know - say it isn't so!!!)  BUT - a co-worker/coupon friend found a coupon clipping service that ships from right here in Winston Salem (thanks Anita!!!). I ordered them at about 4:30 and they were shipped, so hopefully I will receive them in 1-2 days.  The site is: Your Coupon Cafe, Link: Your Coupon Cafe.
A couple of points.  The reason that I am there the first day when "my" store opens (Robinhood Village) is that I want to make sure that I get the free/cheapest/most wanted items.  That is the only guarantee that this will happen.  HT tries VERY hard to keep items in stock, but when you have hundreds of stores that are all participating in Triples, the warehouse get depleted very quickly.  Plus, there is a strong chance that it will get restocked, but will you be there at the right time - the day the truck comes in and within a few hours of when the items get restocked?  It's frustrating chasing the item and getting the timing just right.
Good Luck to you all and let me know if you have any questions!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Good Deals for Triples - Updated 3/25/10

Here are my top pics for triples.  I have confirmed that the Winston Salem, Greensboro area received these coupons.  As I add to the list, I will post in different colors.

If you get impatient and want to go to, they will have a thread where everyone tells what great deals they got during triples.  Keep in mind that our area may not have gotten the coupons that other people use, but, if you really want the coupon, you can order it.  There are several sites I order from....couponclippingcrew and Dale Kilburn. Email him at  Also, if you want a lot of a certain coupon, you can order off of ebay.

Additions for 3/25 in green

KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce $1.50, $.50 from 3/14 Smart Source

Lysol Cleaner All Purpose 4 In 1 $1.49 .50/1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger, Plus Bleach or Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner any, 03/14 Smart Source

Hershey Milk and Milkshakes .99, use the .35 IP
Link: Hershey

Stoneyfield Yogurt is on sale for .50 ea, use the .50/3 IP, Link: Stoneyfield

Skinny Water $1, use .50 IP, Link: Skinny Water

Tetley Tea $2.29, use .50 IP, Link: Tetley
= .79

Quaker True Delights 2.19, .75, 2/14 Red Plum
Quaker True Delights Crisps 2.19, .75 2/14 Red Plum

McCormick Vanilla, BOGO at $2 ea. $0.75/1 3/14 Red Plum
= Free
You also get a catalina off your next order if you purchase multiple:
  • Purchase two (2) McCormick Extracts or Coloring, Receive $1.50 OYNO
  • Purchase three or more (3+) McCormick Extracts or Coloring, Receive $2.50 OYNO
  • Runs 3/19 – 4/11/10
Mahatma Rice Mixes - .89 each
$0.75/2 (2/7 Red Plum)
= Free

Kraft Barbeque Sauce – 1.55 (Currently on sale for 1.39)
$0.55/1 (Kraft Foods FL booklet)
= Free

Frank’s Red Hot Sauce – 1.25
$0.50/1 (1/24 or 3/7 Smart Source)
= Free

Ortega Taco Seasoning - .99 each
$0.75/2 (1/24 Smart Source) Double check that this coupon doubles.
= Free

Quaker True Delights – 2.19
$0.75/1 (2/14 Red Plum)
= Free

Mentos Gum – 1.49
$0.55/1 (2/21 Smart Source)
= Free

No Yolks – 2.29 (Currently on sale for 1.14. Don’t know end date.)
$0.75/1 2/21 Smart Source

Jell-O - .95 each (It is on sale for .57 each. Not sure when the sale ends.)
$0.55/2 Kraft Foods FL booklet
= .17 each

Philadelphia Cream Cheese 1.85
$0.55/1 (Kraft Booklet from FL)
= .20 each

DanActive – 2.50
$0.75/1 – (2/28 Smartsource)
= .25 each

French’s Worcestershire Sauce – 1.79
$0.50/1 (1/24 Smartsource)
= .29 each

Nature’s Own Thin Bagels – 2.99 (On sale for 2.69. Not sure when the sale ends)
$0.75/1 IP Coupons
= .74 each

Planters Big NUTrition Bars – 3.09 (On sale for 2.50. Not sure when the sale ends)
$0.75/1 (2/21 Smart Source)
= .84 each

Kellogg’s Fiber Plus Bars – 3.29 (On sale for 2.50. Not sure when the sale ends.)
$0.75/1 (1/31 Red Plum)
= 1.04 each

JFG Coffee 13 oz. $2.29 .75/1 03/21 Smart Source
= $0.04

Lifesavers Strings & Rings 7 oz bag $1.50 .50/1 Lifesavers Strings n’ Rings IP, Link: Lifesavers =  FREE

Mahatma White Rice 16 oz $1.69 -.75/1 Mahatma White or Whole Grain Brown Rice, Red Plum 2/7

Martha White Muffin Mix .65 each 0.55/2 – 2/14 Red Plum
= FREE  No longer on sale - SORRY!!!

Ziploc Storage Bags with Slider Lock 15/20ct $2,  .55 Ziploc Slider Bags Smart Source 2/21
= $0.35    No longer on sale - SORRY!!!

Bandaid Butterfly closures, 10 pack = $1.49, .50 3/14 Red Plum

Charmin To Go, $1.00, .25 = .25

Misc. Betty Crocker coupons: IP, Link: Betty Crocker qs

Butterball Ground Turkey .75 q, Link: Butterball

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Drug Store Pics for the week of 3/21

Easter Candy and diapers are the hottest sales for the week.

3 Day Sale:

Easter M&M's 9.9-14oz $1.97 limit 6
$1/3 M&Ms Chocolate Easter Candy in the 3/7 Red Plum
Hershey's Assorted 11-17.5oz $1.97 limit 6
$2/3 Hershey's Easter Candy Coupons, IP, Link: Hersheys
Also, when you spend $10 in Easter candy, get $3 Extra Care Bucks, limit 2
6 bags of Hersheys Easter Candy = 11.82
Use 2 $2/3 Coupons = 7.82 out of pocket
Get $3 Extra Care Bucks, Final Cost: .80 per bag

Easter Grass or Filler Eggs 2/$1 limit 4

Pampers Jumbo pack diapers or Easy Ups $8.97, get $3 Extra Care Bucks, limit 2

$2 Pampers Cruisers P&G 2/21
$1.50 Pampers Easy Ups P&G 2/7
$3.97 or $4.47 after Extra Care Bucks and coupons

The deals below may be a little complicated if you are a newbie.  Go to the bottom of my main blog page and click on the Rite Aid document in the Newbies Section.  It will explain Video Value coupons.

Buy 3 Huggies Diapers at 8.99 ea: $26.97

Use $5/$20 Rite Aid Video Value coupon
Use (3) $3/1 Huggies printable, Link: Huggies
Use (3) $2/1 Video Value coupons
Submit for $1 SCR
Final Price - $5.97!!!!! or $1.99 ea!!!

Johnson & Johnson Baby Care $2.99

Use $1.00/1 in ad coupon (they require you to take them out of the sales flyer and give them to the cashier - one per item)
use $1.00/1 printable coupon, Link: J&J Bubble Bath, Link: Various J&J Baby
use $1.00/1 Video Value coupon
Final Price = $.01 MM

Planter Trail Mix will be on sale 2 for $3.00.  You can get a $1.50 IP (print 2) by visiting Planter's Facebook page and becoming of fan of them.  No longer available. Combine this with the $1.00/2  in the March coupon booklet located at the front of the store with the sales ads and your final cost is $1.00 MM!!!!  Make sure you give them the coupons in the order above AND have a filler for at least $1.06 (tax plus $1 overage).

Huggies is also a good deal this week.  Purchase 3 Jumbo Packs, Pullups or Goodnights and get $5 in Register Rewards. See scenario below:
3@ 8.99= 26.97
-3 $3.00 Huggies coupons from 17.97
-3 $1 Children's Activity Book coupon = 14.97
Get $5 Register Rewards = 9.97
Net Cost: $3.32 Each

Good fillers this week:  These items are 3/$1.00 after in-ad coupon:
Wags reusable shopping bags, Homecenter Household Gloves and Hydrogen Peroxide.

Have a great week!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

K-Mart $10 off $20 Coupon - UPDATE!!!

Apparently K-Mart has changed their mind and has pulled this coupon.  More info can be found at COUPONER'S UNITE blog:

K-Mart has a $10 off $20 coupon that does not expire until 5/22/10.  This could be combined with other coupons for some fantastic deals.

Link: K-Mart $10 of $20

There has been mention on of some great diaper deals. Here is one that elmommyto2 did:

2 Huggies at $9.99 ea.

1 pack of clearanced gum $.25
Use $10/$20
Use 2 $3 Huggies IPs, Link: Huggies
Total was $4.23 + tax!

A word of caution. I would highly recommend checking with customer service before you do your shopping.  Others have reported that they checked with customer service and have been told that if it scans, they will accept it and it did scan. Better safe than sorry!

Coupon Inserts for 3/21/10

We will have two or three coupon inserts this Sunday, one Smart Source and one Red Plum OR two Smart Source and one Red Plum.  They are various reports.  The second Smart Source looks like toys only.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Triples at Harris Teeter beginning 3/24!!!

Triples start next week at Harris has been sooooo long - I have a lot of clipping to do.  So much for the garden work this weekend!!!!

As usual, I will post a "master" list with the best deals.

Grocery Store Deals for 3/17/10

  • Country Style Pork Ribs, Value Pack $1.47/lb.

  • Navel Oranges, 8lb bag $3.99

  • Cantaloupes, large $1.79 each

  • Hamburger Helper $0.88, limit 10, use the .75/3 from the 3/7 Smart Source and your final price is .63 ea.

  • 24 Pack Food Lion Water is $2.50, use the $1 FLIP and it's only $1.50, Link: FL Bottled Water FLIP  Don't forget to recycle those bottles!

E-Vic Specials:
  • Harris Teeter Gallon Milk $2.27, Limit 1
  • Dannon Yogurt, 10/$3.00, limit 10
  • Harris Teeter eggs, 18 count $1.57, limit 1
  • Tropicana Trop50 Orange Juice is $3.50. There is a $1.50 for E-Vic members.  Use the $1.00 q from the 3/14 RP, final price is $1.00
Weekly Specials:

  • Canteloupes are $1.74 (bogo).

  • 80% Lean Ground Beef $1.47

  • Catfish Nuggets $1.99/lb.

  • Allens Green Beans, Corn and Peas buy 2 get 3 free = .40 ea (They are $1.00 ea x 2 ÷ 5 = .40 ea).  This is a great price.  Every once in a while you might come across these canned veges being .37, but not often.  Also, it's only .03 difference - I have to remind myself of that sometimes!!

  • Progresso Soup is BOGO - prices range from $1.14 to $1.34 ea.  Use the .50/2 q from the 2/7  General Mills insert and it makes them .64 - .84 ea

  • Edy's Icecream $1.99

  • Green Giant Frozen Corn - Ears, 12 count is BOGO at $1.99 ea.  Use the .50 Internet Printable, Link: GG .50 IP and it makes them .99 per bag.

  • Hefty CinchSak Tall Kitchen Bags are $3.99 for the 45 count, use the .55 q from the 1/3 Red Plum and your final cost is $2.89.  This is a great price! I priced these at and the 45 count is $10.84 (ouch!)

  • Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers are  .59/lb - STOCKPILE PRICE!!!

  • Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breast - Boneless $1.39/lb. This is a fantasic price and I am interested to see if it is a mis-print. It is a mis-print. There was a sign in the store stating that the chicken was bone-in.

  • Lowes Foods Gallon Milk is $1.99

  • Philadelphia Cream cheese is $1.29 ea.  Use the .55/2 IP, Link: .55/2 Phily Cream Cheese and it's only .79 ea.  Also, I think that there is a tearpad on the Frozen Foods Penguin.

  • Breakstone Sour Cream is $1.39, use the .55 IP, Link: Breakstone SC and it is only .29 ea.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Harris Teeter's Facebook Page

Be sure to check out Harris Teeter's Facebook page.  They have done a post on me - a Q and A on how I save money while shopping Harris Teeter.

I feel FAMOUS!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Beginner's Coupon Class - Sunday, March 21st at 2:00

 I will be teaching a beginner's coupon class at New Hope in Clemmons on Sunday, March 21st at 2:00.  Members of the church will be attending, but you are also invited!!!

The address is 2570 Harper Road Clemmons, N.C. 27012 and the class will be in the gym.

They are even having refreshments!!!! (Don't get used to it - I'm to cheap to have refreshments at the classes I host!)

As usual, we will have a drawing and there is no charge for the class.

Hope you can make it!!!

Drug Store Pics for the week of 3/14

Sorry for the delay in posting the deals this week.  We had a busy weekend.  If you ever get antsy to know the deals, you could always check out some of the blogs that are the right side of my main page.  They have some great information on them.

There is a great deal at CVS this week on deoderant.  Check it out on Southern Savers, Link: Southern Savers CVS

Johnson & Johnson Baby Products....there is a $1.00 off in-ad coupon.  Combine this with the $1.00 off Internet Printable and your final price will be very little out of pocket.  You can find the IP at

Check out Southern Savers for the $25 Johnson and Johnson Rebate (get $25 Single Check Rebate when you buy $50 worth of J&J Products). Southern Savers has spelled out a great scenario - I just might do this one!

$4 Register Rewards when you buy Colgate Toothpaste at $3.99

Total Advanced or Enamel Strength 5.8 oz or Sensitive 6 oz.  Use the following qs to make them a money maker:
$1 off Colgate Enamel Strength or Total Advanced 3/07 Smart Source

$3 Register Rewards when you buy $10 of participating products:

Band-Aid Bandages Antibiotic, Flexible, Fabric, Tough Strips or Water Block 8-30 pk at $3 ea
$3/2 Any (1) Neosporin AND (1) Band-Aid product SS 2/21
$1 off any Band-Aid product RP 1/03, 3/14

Neosporin Ointment or Cream .5 oz or Spray .26 oz at $4 ea
$1 off any Neosporin Product RP 1/03 or Internet Printable, Link: Neosporin

In addition, use the $2 off any Neosporin Ointment, Spray or Cream Walgreens Children’s Activitybook

Benadryl Cream 1 oz or ReadyMist .2 oz at $4 ea
Use $1 off Benadryl Cream RP 3/14

Have a great week!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Grocery Store Pics for the week of 3/10/10

5 lb bag potatoes .99/bag
Hass Avacados .79 ea

Coffe-Mate Creamer is $1.66, use the .75 IP, Link: Coffe Mate .75 IP = .91

Hefty Storage/Freezer Bags 12-22 ct. $1.00, Use the $1/2 from the 1/31 Red Plum = .50 ea.

Farmers Market Strawberry 1 lb. pkg. is BOGO at 2.49 ea (ouch!)

Chex Mix or Bugles $1.30, use the .50 IP, Link: Chex Mix = $0.39

No Yolk Noodles $1.15, use the .75 q from 2/21 Smartsource = FREE

1 lb. Premium Strawberries are bogo at $1.99

Mahatma Yellow Rice is .59, use the .50 q or .75/2 q from the 2/7 RP = FREE

Southern Style Pork Ribs, value pack is $1.69 lb.

Pillsbury Pizza Crust is bogo at $1.25.  Use the .35 q from 1/24  or 1/31 Smart Source = .55

Blue Bunny Icecream is 3/$9.  Purchase 3, get $3 in Fresh Rewards.  Use the $1 IP, Link: Blue Bunny $1 IP

Have a great week!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Great Deal on Makeup at Rite Aid This Week

There are different levels of happiness with couponing.

  1. Wow - that was a great deal!
  2. OMG I can't believe I only paid $X and got all of THAT stuff!
  3. I am out of "X" and really need it.  The Choir of Angels chime in (almost deafening you) as you discover that it's on sale AND have a coupon!  This is pure bliss, eyes roll back in your head, better than a bowl of your favorite icecream happiness.
With all of the deals that I get, it is VERY rare that I am out of something.  However, the family has become a bit of a snob.  That is the only downfall about get a fantastic deal on an item and sometimes you will never get that deal again.  They become "fond" of a particular item/brand and you are up the creek when they are totally out of it an need it now.  As a couponer, I would rather bleed than have to purchase something not on sale (even with a coupon).  Enough of the drama.....I am at level #3 now, here's why.....

I knew about, and already purchased, four Covergirl items at Rite Aid this week (BOGO using the BOGO q from 2/7 P&G).  Good job, way to go.  However, (and of course AFTER I did the deal), Rachel tells me that she needs mascara and concealer.  There is a certain kind of mascara that she wants - happens to be Cover Girl and I have more BOGO coupons - not a problem (that was a close one). I also read about an Almay deal today.  They are bogo (eye products only), use the $2 coupon (2/7 SS) and you can get them very inexpensively. Combine both of these deals together and add a $5/20 coupon and it's a REAL deal.

Here is what I did:

2 Covergirl at 8.99
2 Covergirl at 8.19
1 Almay at $7.49
1 Almay at $6.99
Plus Tax: $1.52
Subtotal: $50.36
Deduct $8.99 for bogo item
Deduct $8.19 for bogo item
Deduct 6.99 for bogo item
Used $5/20 = -$5.00
Used CG bogo q = -8.99
Used CG bogo q = -8.19
Used 2 $2 off Almay = -4.00
Grand Total:  .01 (OMG - I have NEVER been this close to zero, without going under before!!!)

The cherry on the big bowl of my favorite icecream:  I get a $5 rebate on the Almay.

As you coupon and get better at it you will have different levels of coupon happiness. Your patterns of buying will also change.  Just when you think you are at the highest level, the Coupon Gods (in Missy's Coupon Land, where all of your coupon dreams come true) shine their ray of light, showing us that there is even more out there than we could've imagined.  I need more makeup like a need a hole in the head, but in order to do this deal and get the rebate, I had to purchase the Almay.  I always keep in mind my friends/family's colors so that I can share with them.

Here's the pic of my small loot (sorry the pic is the wrong way - too tired to care tonight)

Disclaimer:  I did not have a glass of wine before I wrote this post.  I do not believe in the Coupon Gods (maybe just a little).  I hope you found this entertaining and not offensive.

So....I'm not the only crazy one

For all of you who think I'm coupon crazy, think again.  There was an article in the Wall Street Journal today entitled "Hard Times Turn Coupon Clipping Into the Newest Extreme Sport".  What a great title!!! Don't you feel like it's a sport when you are sweating as you leave the store, especially after Super Doubles or Triples?

The article mentions a shopper not clearing the shelf, and only purchasing 30.  HA! - to a non-couponer I'll bet that's a lot.

Enough of my opinion about the article - here is the link so you can read it for yourself.

Wall Street Journal Article

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Drug Store Pics for the week of 3/07

Oral B Crossaction Toothbrush $4.00, get $4.00 Extra Care Bucks, limit 2
Use the .75 coupon from the 2/7 P&G
Final Price = .75 Money Maker x 2

Nivea Lip Care $2.99, get $2.99 Extra Care Bucks, limit 1

Covergirl cosmetics are buy one get one free.  Use the BOGO coupon from the 2/7 P&G = Free (pay only tax).

This can get  a little confusing, so bear with me.  If you are going to do this deal, print this out and take it with you.  That way, you are not second guessing yourself.

The best deal this week is the 3 for $9, get $5.01 off with in-ad q. Items include:
Reach: Total Care Toothbrush or Floss, 30 yds, 2 pack Advanced Design Toothbrushes; Listerine: 72 ct. Pocket Packs, Total Care or Advanced Mouthwash 8.45 oz. 
Limit 3 
The in-ad coupon is on page 16 of the ad.
Now for the coupon matchups: There are bogo qs and $1 qs for the Reach Floss in the 1/3 RP. Also, there is a $1 q in the 1/3 RP for the Listerine mouthwash.

Get two flosses,one Listerine, one Dawn dishwashing liquid and a small filler (Easter Candy!!!), plus tax = $9.00 + .99 + .77 = $10.76 + Filler
In-ad q = -$5.01
BOGOq = -$3.00
$1 off floss = -$1.00
$1 off Listerine = -$1.00
No q for Dawn
You cannot use a coupon to pay for tax, hence the filler.
Total:  Will be approximately the amount of the filler plus tax on all of the above.
Give them the coupons in the order above.  If you give them the bogo q., the register will only recognize two of the items, not 3 and will only give you credit for two with the in-ad q. not the full $5.01.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

K-Mart Super Doubles April 4-10

Do you hear the echo of the choir of Angels??  Just a faint echo, that's all.  Before I give you the scoop, let me tell you a little story. 

There was once a Mom/Wife that that had about 2 months under her belt at learning/mastering the art of couponing.  She was a tiny bit organized: She had her coupons filed in her binder and her notebook and calculator in the store, but that's about it. She didn't know that she had to be there the first day of the K-Mart's Super Doubles, and as a result lost out on a lot of great deals.  At that time, K-Mart did not limit the number of coupons that you could use and would double up to $2.00.  They even gave you a $5 off $50 if you signed up to receive their ads via email. There were basically no limits......

Times have changed and it's 2010.

I emailed corporate earlier today and asked them if our area was having Super Doubles.  The promptly replied:

Dear Missy,

Thank you for contacting Kmart regarding the Kmart Double Coupon Event. We appreciate your interest in this promotion. This event is for select participating Kmart locations from 4/4-4/10. All of our NC stores are participating in the current event.

Below are the details of the promotion:
-Manufacturer Coupons up to and including $2 Value – Doubled up to $2 no matter what the retail price of a single item is.
-Does not include Kmart Store Coupons
-Does not include Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons
-Limit 5 total coupons per customer per day.
-First 5 coupons provided by customer will be doubled.

Thank you for contacting us and have a nice day.

Jennifer W.,
Retail Customer Care
Sears Holdings Corporation

Two schools of thought on this.....5 coupons - really...REALLY!!!!  I have more than 5 coupons in my coat or jeans pocket on any/most given days!!!  really.....    I live about 15-18 miles from the two closest K-Marts.  I am confident my husband is smarter than to believe that I want to go to either of these areas for dinner or a "quick" errand....he's got me figured out.
The other thought is kuddos for K-Mart to reply to my email so quickly AND to provide me with the details up front.  That's a BIG kuddos for them.  Knowing the "rules of the game" is essential, especially when you have to drive 15 miles for 5 items/coupons.

Coupon Inserts for 3/7/10

There will be three inserts in this Sunday's paper.... Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter and Gamble.

No confirmation on dates yet, but I heard a rumor of triples at Harris Teeter in March.  I will keep you updated!!! These coupons will really come in handy!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Grocery Store Pics for the week of 3/2/10

Strawberries are $2/lb (packed in 1 lb containers)

Here is the link to the FLIPS that came out this week at expire 3/16/10.  It includes $1 off 2 FL Eggs, 12 or 18 count, $1 off Oreo or Double Stuf cookies, $1 off $5 in the Bakery Dept. and $1 off 2 Home 360 Sandwich Bags.

That's all I see for FL this week.

E-VIC Special: 24 pack Deer Park Water 2.88, limit 1

Non E-VIC price: BOGO at $3.74

6 oz. Blueberries in produce are BOGO (sorry - not sure of the price)
Cantaloupes are BOGO at $1.79 ea.

Bone-In NY Strip Steak $3.99/lb
Angus Bone-In NY Strip Steak $4.99/lb
Snow Crab Clusters $2.99/lb

Nature's Own Whitewheat loaf bread is $1.50.  Use the .75 IP from and it will be free.  The coupon is for the "Natural Specialty Premium Bread" and I'm a little unclear what that includes. Double check when you get to the store.

Birds Eye Steamfresh are BOGO at $1.34, use the .50 from 2/07 Smartsource
Final Price = .34
If you are going to Lowes Foods this week, their price is better (free with coupon).

10 lb. bag Better Valu Potatoes (produce) is $2.99

Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites are $2.50 ea, buy 2 and get $1 in Fresh Rewards. Use the .75 q from 1/10 RP and your net price is $1 for 2 boxes (6 packs in a box).  Keep in mind that until you reach $5 in Fresh Rewards, your Fresh Rewards will not print out.  I always double check to see if the amount of the Fresh Rewards increased the appropriate amount on the bottom of my receipt.

Dannon Activia Yogurt is $2.00, use the $1 q from the 2/7 SS, makes them $1.00

Birds Eye Steamfresh veges, .99  with in-ad q., use the .50 q from 2/7 SS, makes them FREE!!

Have a great week!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Stop making excuses!!!!

There is a great article that I ran across on Money Saving Mom's blog.  It is titled "31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget: Stop Making Excuses and Commit to Change".  I highly recommend you read this, as well as the comments that people have made.  It will really give you a kick in the pants.

I have been couponing for a little over a year and could never imagine not doing it.  It's like my hobby/part time job.  It pays WAY more than any part time job ever would.

Here is the link:

Money Saving Mom Blog

Monday, March 1, 2010

Savings for February 2010

I wanted to let you guys know my savings for February.  A few notes before I announce my totals.  I chose not to include clothes this time.  I did several mystery shops and my fees from that washed out the expense of the clothes.

It seems that we ate more fresh veges and yogurt this month. I tried very hard (and think I succeeded) in not purchasing items that I already had tons of and that were not donatable.  I have enough laundry detergent to last me for about 6-8 months (depending on how much I give to others), so $1.25 for detergent is not that great of a deal anymore.

Donations:  My goal at the end of January that I was going to do a better job of keeping track of what I donated in February.  I did not write anything down, but am going off of memory. 
  • I had a friend that moved and needed some necessities, so I gave her 22 bags of food/health and beauty stuff and cleaning supplies.  Her 8 year old asked why I had a store in my basement.
  • I gave a friend 6 packs of diapers.
  • Took cleaning wipes, baby wipes and tissues to the church nursery.
  • I had two classes and had a drawing at each of those ($50-$75 retail value at each).
  • Gave various items to our church's food pantry (rice, crackers, juice, soup, peanut butter, lotion and various other items for the senior care boxes).
Also, for the month of January I did not have a "budget".  I had no clue how much I was spending out of pocket.  In February I guessed at $250 for my budget, but went a tiny bit over, which I am happy with.  I didn't think I could come close.

Also, I spent about $10 purchasing coupons in the month of February.

Okay, now for my totals:

Retail Value:  $1,398.00
Coupon Savings: $715.00
Sale Savings: $429.00
Total Out of Pocket: $254
Savings Rate: 81.87%

I just might go crazy and list $200 for the month of March.  Why not!?!?!

Goals for March?   I will continue to donate as I did in February and also try to come up with different recipes in order to use up some of the meat in my freezer.  Also, I will have 1-2 beginner coupon classes and at least one advanced (free, of course).