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!

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, October 31, 2010

We will get three inserts this Proctor and Gamble, one Red Plum and one Smart Source.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Pre-List for 11/3/10

I don't have my list compiled yet, but check out Coupon Keri's blog at Coupon Keri.She has a fantastic list started. 

We did not get all of the coupons that are on her list, but by having this list early, it gives you plenty of time to order.  I use Dale Kilburn.  He is located in Tennessee and it takes two days for mail delivery.  His prices are reasonable and he provides fantastic customer service.  His list is set up as a Google document.  Here is the link: DK

I should have my list posted by Monday evening. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Free Light Bulbs from Duke Power if you are a customer

First of all, let me thank my coupon friend/co-worker Anita for letting me know about this deal.  I received 15 light bulbs in the mail free and was going to blog about it, but I could not remember the details.  My coupon friend/co-worker Donna sent me an email this morning with the details, so I am passing it on to you.  As you can see, I not only need my job for the $, but also for the coupon friends!!!

IF you have have Duke Power and would like some free CFL light bulbs, call this number:

Option 1
It is automated
There no cost to you, not even shipping!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 10/27/10 - 11/2/10

Hass Avocados .79 ea.

Red Grapes Seedless .99/lb.

Marcal Small Steps Paper Towels $1.19

Use the $1 from 10/10 Smart Souce
= .19

Red Delicious Apples, 5 lb. bag, BOGO at $3.00 ea.
Gold Medal Flour, BOGO at $1.35 ea. 
This is a stockpile price.  Sometimes HT has flour on sale for .99 around the holidays.

Palermo's Pizza Buy 2, get 3 free at $6.98 ea
Use the $1.00/1 printable, Link: Pal.
= $2.40 ea

For the HT matchups this week, I am throwing in a couple of things that I normally wouldn't post.  I ended up with only two sets of the OYNO catalinas from the "Pink" General Mills promo, but if you have more to use, it would be helpful to know some of the good deals, in addition to the best deals that I normally post.

E-VIC Special:
Bertolli Pasta Sauce 24 oz. $1.47, Limit 1 (non E-VIC price $1.97)

Farmer's Market Washington State Grown Apples .99/lb

Smithfield Whole Boston Butt Pork Roast .99/lb, Limit 2

HT All Natural Pork Boston Country Style Ribs or Bone-In Boston Butt Pork Steaks $1.29/lb
HT Rancher Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak $5.99/lb
HT Angus Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak $6.99/lb

Campbell's Select Soups 4/$5
Use the $1 printable, Link: CS
= .25

Martha White Muffin Mix .57
Use the .55/2 coupon from the 8/8 Red Plum
= .02 ea.

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:

Pepsi Products, 12 pack cans (limit 10 total). Purchase 2 at $5.99 ea
 = $2.39 ea.

Jolly Time Popcorn (limit 10 total). Purchase 2 at $2.69 ea,
Use 2 x .50 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source 
= .67 each

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 2/$4
Use the .75/2 from the 9/19 Red Plum
= $1.25 each (not a fantatic price, but if you need it)
Spray N Wash, 30 oz. $1.67
Use the .75 printable, Link: SNW
 = $0.17

Bestlife Buttery Spray & Spread $1.17
Use the .50 coupon from the 10/17 Red Plum
OR the $1 printable, Link: BL
= .17

Stonyfield Yogurt 10/$5
Use the .50/3 printable, Link: SFFarms
= .16 ea

International Delight Creamers $1.49
Use the .55 printable, Link: ID
= .39

Boston Market Entrees $1.99
-$1/3 printable, Link: BMarket
= $1.65 each

Harris Teeter Super Doubles - November 3 - 9

It has been confirmed that the Super Doubles event will be November 3 - 9.  Let's start clipping!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hallmark $5 off $5 coupon

Last year, a co-worker/coupon friend and I burned this deal up. I seemed that everwhere we turned, we kept finding coupons. If I am not mistaken, there were printables as well. I was purchasing the Godiva chocolate bars for stocking stuffers and teacher gifts.

Credit goes to Dawn - I saw this on her blog,

The coupon is found in these magazines:
Better Homes and Gardens
Family Circle
Martha Stewart Living
Country Living
Real Simple
Southern Living
Womans Day

Monday, October 25, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of

This is one of those weeks that I am very thankful for my stockpile.  I have not shopped religiously in the last couple of weeks and had high hopes for this week, but the sales aren't that great and my schedule continues to be a little hectic.

I did not see anything worth mentioning this week.  I know, say it isn't so!!!

Same goes for Rite Aid. What is this world coming to???
In all reality, there are a couple of good deals at Rite Aid this week, but the coupons/scenario are a little complicated.  See one of the blogs to the right of this page, under "Blogs I Follow".  They list out the details.  BUT - keep in mind, they are in different areas of the country and may get different coupons than us.

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste $3.49, get $3.49 RRs
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 10/10SS
OR printable, Link: Colg.

Children's Mucinex Syrup $6.99, get $6.99 RRs

Pill Glide Swallowing Spray $5.99
$5.99 Mail in Rebate (prints at checkout)
FREE after Rebate

Purex 3-in-1 Sheets 2/$9.00, get $1.00 Register Rewards on 2
Use the $3.00 from the  10/10 Red Plum
= 2/$2.00

Mentos 15pc .99 in-ad coupon (limit 3)
Use the $1.00 coupon form the 10/3 Smart Source

Royal Gelatin Reg. or Sugar Free 5/$1.00 with in-ad coupon (limit 5)
(good filler)

Have a great week!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 10/20/10 - 10/27/10

I didn't see much at Food Lion this week.  I am still doing the Meow Mix deal and getting the $1 OYNO catalina.  I will update if/when something great comes along.

NY Bagel Crisps are on BOGO at $2.24 ea
Use the .75 printable, Link: NY
= .74 ea

Mahatma Brown Rice $2.00
Use the .50 coupon from the 8/29 Red Plum
= $1.00

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes .77
Use the .40 coupon fronm the 9/12 Smart Source
= FREE (would be a great donation item!)

Heinz Ketchup $1.87
Use the .75 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source
= .17

Glory canned black eyed peas $1.29. Others are regular price
Use the .90 printable, Link: Glory
= Free/very cheap

Kleenex tissues BOGO at $1.24 ea
Use the .50/3 Singles or 1 3pk Bundle from the 10/03 Smart Source or
$1.00 off Bundle Packs (if included) Printable, Link: Kleenex
= $2.72 for 3 or .91ea. or ??? for the Bundle pack

Finish Gelpacs and Powerball tabs are also BOGO at $2.64 ea
Use the .50 printable, Link: Finish
= $1.64

Finish Jet Dry is BOGO at 2.39 ea
Use the .75 printable, Link: Finish
= .89

Nestle Tollhouse Ready to Bake Cookies $2.00
Use the $1 printable, Link: THouse
= $1.00 (I like to keep a pack in the fridge - they are especially handy to have for the holidays.)

Fiber One yogurt 4pk BOGO at 1.42 each
Use the .50 printable, Link: Fone
= .42

16oz CoffeMate liquid or powder is $2.00
Use the $1.50 printable, Link: CMate
= .50

Gorton's Salmon Filets or Tilapia BOGO at 2.39 ea
Use the .50 printable, Link: Gorton's
= $1.39

Sara Lee Bites Strawberry Cheesecake BOGO at $2.24 ea
Use the .75 printable, Link: SL
= .74
(These are quite tasty!!!)

Starbucks Ice Cream BOGO at $2.12 ea.
Use the .75 printable, Link: Star
= .62

Florida Navel Oranges $1.97 for a 4 lb. bag STOCKPILE PRICE!!! (Ha, just kidding, you can't stockpile oranges, silly!)

Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers .59/lb STOCKPILE PRICE!!
T-Bone Steaks, $5.99/lb.

Best Life Spread BOGO at $1.15 ea
Use the $1 coupon from the 8/29 Red Plum
OR the .50 10/17 Red Plum
= .15 ea

Monday, October 18, 2010

Meow Mix at Food Lion....and Eggs

We have been out of eggs for two days at our house and no one has them on sale. As a result, we have ZERO eggs in our house.  We aren't the kind of family that eats eggs on a daily basis, but, just like sugar, flour and milk, I feel like something is off if I am out of them.  Who knows when I need to make an "emergency" cake!?!?!  So, the question is how do I get free/cheap eggs?

My friend Anita was telling me about a deal at Food Lion on the Meow Mix. The Selects are on sale for .50 and we have a coupon for $1.00/2 (9/26 Red Plum).  Good - but I don't have a cat and still have to pay tax on these.  Granted, I SHOULD buy these and either give them to my MIL who actually HAS a cat or donate them to the animal shelter.....

But, it gets better (to us avid couponers, free is not enough anymore, especially on items that we don't use)....Antia also told me about the catalina deal associated with this.  When you purchase 6, you get a $1 catalina off your next order.........I see free eggs in my future! I stopped in and purchased 12 and received 2 x $1 OYNO catalina.  Normally, when you purchase more than required amount, you don't get "extra" catalinas, but I read on that it was purchasing multiples.

Also, while you are there, don't forget to look for the Ronzoni blinkie machine.
Ronzoni is BOGO again this week (usually around .68 for one)

BOLO for the $1/2 blinkie - the machine is in front of the Ronzoni pasta
= around .18 for one

The Ronzoni Garden Variety is still on sale for $1, BOLO for the blinkie maching giving you $1.00 off the Garden Variety - and/or clip the $1.00 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Drug Store deals for the week of 10/17 - 10/23

Here are a few quickies for early in the week.  Check back later for possible updates and more deals.

Schick Hydro Razors $8.99, Get $5 in ECBs (Limit 1)

Use the $4 from the 10/3 Smart Source
Pay $4.99 out of pocket
Get back $5 in ECBs
= FREE after coupon and ECBs!

Mentos Gum 15 pc. – Buy 1 @ $1.79, Get 1 Free
Use two of the $1 coupons from the 10/3 Smart Source

ThermaCare Back Patch (1 ct.), $2.99
Get $2.99 SCR #23 (Limit 1)
Use the $1 from the 9/26 Red Plum
AND the $1 October Rita Aid Video Value coupon
= $2.00 MONEYMAKER after rebate
Children’s Oscillococcinum Natural Flu Medicine (3 ct.), $4.99

Get $4.99 SCR #25 (Limit 1)
Use the $2 coupon from the 1/24/10 Red Plum (if you still have this coupon/insert, you get a "gold star")
OR use the $2 printable, Link: Osc.
= $2 MONEYMAKER after rebate

Chestal Children’s Honey (4.2 oz.), $4.99
Get $4.99 SCR #26 (Limit 1 )
$1/1 printable, Link: Osc.
OR $1.50 coupon from the 1/24/10 Red Plum (ANOTHER gold star if you still have this coupon/insert)
= $1 MONEYMAKER after rebate
Simply Saline Adult Nasal Mist (1.5 oz.), $3.99

Get $3.99 SCR #30 (Limit 1)
Use the $1 printable, Link: SS
$1 coupon from the 11/15/09 - okay, this is pretty get the whole SHEET of gold stars if you still have this one!!
$1 coupon from the 10/18/09 Smart Source, for this one, I will go BUY you an entire PACK of gold stars!!!!

Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist (1.5 oz.), $3.99
Get $3.99 SCR #31 (Limit 1)
Same coupons as above....If you have multiples of these coupons, you deserve to have the entire pack of gold stars delivered to you on a silver platter!!

VICKS VapoRub (1.76 oz or inhaler), 2/$8
Get $3 Up Reward wyb 2
Use the $1.50 from the 10/10/10 Proctor and Gamble
OR the $1 from the 9/26 Proctor and Gamble
AND the $2 coupon from the Rite Aid Booklet (I have yet to find these so good luck! Supposedly they are located in the pharmacy)
= prices vary depending on if you can find the RA booklet

Check out Tia's Saving Cents, Link: Tia for more matchups.  She has more deals listed if you can find the Rite Aid Booklet.

Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment $2.59, Get $2.59 in Register Rewards

Mucinex Nasal Spray $7.99, Get $7.99 in Register Rewards

Ricola Cough Drops – $1
Purchase two and use the $1/2 Ricola coupon from the 10/17 Smart Source (not confirmed)
AND use .50 Ricola Cough Drops Walgreens coupon from the Walgreens October Coupon Book (will take off $1)

Nivea Body Wash – $2.50
Use the $3 Nivea for Men coupon from the 10/17 Red Plum (not confirmed)

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, October 17, 2010

We will receive one Red Plum and one Smart Source in Sunday's paper.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 10/13/10 - 10/19/10

Cantaloupes .99

Ronzoni is BOGO again this week (usually around .68 for one)
BOLO for the $1/2 blinkie - the machine is in front of the Ronzoni pasta
= around .18 for one
Also, there are printable, Link: Ronz.
(Hit the back button several times to print more coupons)
= prices vary depending on which coupon you use
I am not sure if the Ronzoni Garden Variety is still on sale for $1, but you might want to clip the $1.00 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source just in case.

Campbell's Select Harvest $1
Use the $1/2 printable, Link: CSH
= .50 each

Del Monte Canned veggies/tomatoes $1, buy 12, save $3 instantly
Use the $1/5 from 9/19 Red Plum
= .58 each (not a stockpile price, but if you need canned veges, this is a good deal)
You can mix and match with the fruit from below to get your 12 items.

Del Monte Canned Fruit $1.67, buy 12, save $3
Use the $1/5 from 9/19 Red Plum
= .70 each
You can mix and match with the veges from above to get your 12 items.

There is "Pink Together" General Mills deal going on at HT this week. 
Buy $20 worth of participating GM Products shown using your VIC card, and receive $20 in coupons good towards 4 future shopping trips. Offer redeemed via checkout coupons. Products must be purchased in a single shopping visit between 10/13-10/19.

Week 1 10/20-10/26: Save $3
Week 2 10/27-11/2: Save $4
Week 3 11/3-11/9: Save $5
Week 4 11/10-11/16: Save $8
Participating Products include:
GM Cereals: Reese's Puffs, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Wheaties Fuel, Fiber One Honey Clusters, Lucky Charms, Chocolate Cheerios, Multigrain Cheerios, Cookie Crisp 2/$5
GM Cereals: Honey Nut Cheerios, Whole Grain Total, Trix 3/$6
Larabar 10/$10
Betty Crocker Box Muffin Mix 2/$4
Bisquick Original $2.99
Betty Crocker Frosting 2/$3
Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix 10/$10
Betty Crocker Simply Fruit Rolls Ups 2/$5
Wanchai Ferry, Macaroni Grill, or Good Earth Dinner Kits 2/$7
Pillsbury Pie Crust 2/$5
Green Giant Plain Boxed Veggies 4/$5
Totino's Party Pizza 10/$10
Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free Yogurt, 4 pack 2/$4
Yoplait Splitz 2/$4
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Crescent Dinner Rolls, 8 ct. 3/$5
Pillsbury Grands, 8 ct. BOGO
Totino's Pizza Rolls, 15 ct. B2G3
Yoplait YoPlus or Fiber One Yogurt BOGO
Check out for the coupon matchups. 

HT Marinated Boneless Pork Tenderloin, 1.15 lb $3.99, limit 1

Jumbo Size Cantaloupe BOGO at $1.74 ea

HT Rancher Beef Boneless NY Strip Steak or Steakhouse Roast $5.98/lb
HT Rancher 93% Lean Ground Beef $2.98/lb

Old Orchard Juices buy 2, get 3 free 3.19 each
use 2 x .50 printable, Link: Old Orch.
= 4.38 for 5 or .88 cents ea.

OR - there is a BOGO coupon in the May All You 2010 magazine
= $3.19 for 5 or .64 ea

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue Ultra 4 double roll $2.50
Use the .50 printable, Link: Northern
= $1.50

Harris Teeter Milk (Excludes Organic) $2.67

From time to time, Lowes Foods has their 3 week in-ad coupons.  KEEP a couple of sets when they come out.  They were in last week's ad, but if you do not have a set, go to customer service and they will give you one. By the third week, they are nowhere to be found.

Not much is catching my eye - except for the deals on cake mixes.

Betty Crocker Cake Mix, $1.25
Betty Crocker Frosting, $1.50
Use the .75/2 (when you buy the cake mix AND frosting) from the 10/3 General Mills
AND use the in-ad coupon: Buy 4 save $2: Betty Crocker Cake Mix or Frosting (limit 4 per trans.)

PLUS there is a catalina deal associated with this...
10/04-10/31/2010 Betty Crocker Frosting tubs
Buy 2 get $1 OYNO
3 get $2 OYNO
4 get $3 OYNO

Duncan Hines Decadent Cake Mix $2.50
Duncan Hines Amazing Glaze, $2.00
Use the  .75 coupon from the 9/26 Smart Source
AND the in-ad coupon for $1 off ea (limit 6 per trans.)

A couple of scenarios:

2 B/C cake mixes = 2.50
2 B/C frostings = 3.00
Use 2 x .75/2 = -3.00
Use $2/4 in-ad = -2.00
Total:  .50
AND get a $1 catalina OYNO

3 DH Cake Mix 2.50 = 7.50

3 D/H Glaze 2.00 = 6.00
Use 6 x .75 = -9.00
Use $1 in-ad q = -6.00
= -$1.50
It would be best if you had a filler for the $1.50.

You could also combine the two scenarios above- in this case, you would just need a $1 filler.

Various varieties of apples are .89

Boston Butt Pork Roasts .88

8 pack Apple & Eve Fruitables juice boxes $1.99
Use the .75 printable, Link: Juice
= .49

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

End of Season Basil = Pesto

This year, as well as years past, I had a lot of basil in my garden.  Every year, I have good intentions to actually do something with it at the end of the season, but sadly, due to time constraints, it simply dies on the vine.  What a waste......

But not this year!!!  My Mom and sister gave me inspiration to make pesto. The pesto factory was hard at work at my sister's house with her abundance of basil.  As sisters do, she shared her pesto with me and Mom gave me the recipe.  (You know how the story goes.....this is really good - can I have the recipe?)

Act I
Off to the garden at about 8:30 a.m......I had five large basil plants/bushes to tackle and it was a cool Saturday morning.  Perfect for "harvesting" basil. I started off by cutting down three of the plants and carefully laying them so that the leaves would not get crushed.  I unearthed the largest stainless steel bowl (my grandparents used these ALL of the time in the kitchen) and plucked every basil leaf off the plants.  This was very time consuming.  At this point, I was REALLY glad that I had not cut down all five plants. I ended up with three large bowls full.

I then washed the basil leaves and laid them out on the counter, covered them with papertowels and placed plates on them to help weigh the papertowels down on top of the leaves for quicker drying.   I left them for a while.....I was quickly tiring of basil.

I returned later, chopped up the basil, added EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and placed the mixture in three large mason jars.  According to the recipe that my Mom and sister gave me, this was enough for nine recipes.  I did not have the remaining ingredients to finish making the pesto so I put the jars in the fridge until I was able to go to Aldi. At this point, frankly, I was done with basil.

Lucky for me Aldi was closed and I knew the grocery store would be too pricey for the nuts, EVOO and cheese that I needed.

Act II
But all good things must come to an end.  A few days passed (almost a week to be honest with you) and I knew it was time to get cracking at the pesto. I was able to make it to Aldi and get the ingredients that I needed. This pesto making sure is expensive!!!

I had not eaten dinner and everyone else in the house was doing their own thing, so I cooked up some pasta and added my sister's pesto. I thought it was appropriate since I was actually making my own. I always think that someone else's taste better. It sure was good!!!

I followed the recipe exactly on the first batch of pesto, but quickly ran out of ingredients.  Just another excuse to drag this project out another day.

I made my grocery store run after work and picked up MORE of the ingredients, but this time I did not follow the recipe as closely.  I had WAYYY to much basil left and not nearly enough nuts and cheese.  I adapted and finally, the end was in sight.  As I was bottling the last batch up, my husband comes into the kitchen with a grin and says "aren't you glad that I pulled the rest of the basil out of the ground for you today?"  I thought I was going to loose it. He started laughing and rolled his eyes......good - he was just kidding.

I used the Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that I had saved and they held alot of pesto.  I ended up with four jars, as well as one jelly jar and one ice cube tray which is going into the freezer and then placed in ziploc bags....and I STILL had basil left.

On a side note, I could not find the icecube trays at the dollar store.  I went out to lunch with my work/coupon/good friend and she opened the back of her car.  What did she have but bags of icecube trays - I almost flipped out - "Where did you get those....what are you going to do with those, etc." I think I may have scared her a little.  Someone actually excited over icecube trays?  Really? She gave me one (of course offered to give me more, but I only needed one) and I was trilled!!!

Over a week later and I FINALLY have pesto....and enough to share.  Life is good and my house reeks of garlic.  No vampires for us on Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Drug Store Deals for the week of 10/10/10 - 10/16/10

Rite Aid is the happening place this week.  There are a lot of free after rebate items.  I have a lot of UP Rewards, so I am going to turn them into "cash" this week by purchasing these FAR items.

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength toothpaste 4oz, $2.99, get $2.99 ECB, Limit 2
.75 printable, Link: Colgate OR
.75 from the 10/3 Smart Source

Purex Utra Concentrate or 3 -in-1 Sheets BOGO at $7.99 for two
Use the $3 coupon from the 10/10 Red Plum
Final Price = $1.00 ea

Azo Itch Relief, $6.99, get $5 in ECBs (Limit 5....this is a monthly deal)

Use the $2 printable, Link: Azo
= FREE after coupon and ECBs

Each time I shop at Rite Aid, my goal is to purchase at least $25 worth of items so I can use the $5 off $25.  More bang for my buck - $5 in bang to be exact!
Link: RA 5 off 25
Gain Dish Detergent .89

Use the $1 from the 10/10 Proctor and Gamble (not confirmed)

Sucrets 18 ct.,$2.99
$2.99 Single Check Rebate #9 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Butter 0.35 oz., $1.99, Dark Chocolate or Peppermint
$1.99 Single Check Rebate #10 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Blistex Ointment .21 oz., $1.49
Send in for $1.49 SCR #11 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

PediaCare Children’s Cough Syrup or Multi-Symptom Cold 4 oz., $4.99
$4.99 Single Check Rebate  #12 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Antiox Immune Support Shots 2 pk., $2.99, Tropical Fruit or Sugar-Free Blueberry
$4.99 Single Check Rebate #13 (Limit 2)
= FREE after rebate

NeilMed NasaDOCK Plus Drying Stand, $5.99
$5.99 Single Check Rebate #14 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Comtrex 24 ct., $3.99
$3.99 Single Check Rebate #15 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Kids-EEZE Soft Chews 12 ct., $4.99
$4.99 Single Check Rebate #16 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Emergen-C Immune Booster Shots Citrus 2 pk., $3.49
$3.49 Single Check Rebate #17 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

NeilMed Nasa Mist Spray All-In-One 6 oz., $9.99
$9.99 Single Check Rebate #18 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

NeilMed NasoGEL Moisturizing Spray 1 oz., $5.99
$5.99 Single Check Rebate #19 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

PediaCare Gentle Vapors Vapor-Plug Unit & Nightlight Mini Waterless Vaporizer, $6.99
$6.99 Single Check Rebate #20 (Limit 1)
= FREE after rebate

Udderly Smooth Lotion 4 oz., $1
Get $1 in UP Rewards (Limit 1)
= FREE after UP Rewards

Halls Refresh Lemon Raspberry Drops $1, get $1 RR
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 10/10 Smart Source (not confirmed)

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, October 10, 2010

We will get one Red Plum and one Smart Source this week.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Deals at Kohl's

Kohl's is one of those places that you can get some great deals, but if you're like me, you have to be very careful.  Sure its 50% off, but off of what?  I have a love/hate relationship with Kohl's.....why is the non-sale stuff MUCH more appealing than the sale stuff?  Do I really "need" it?

Most of you that know me well know that I am usually on the top of my game with the deals/coupons.  But every once in a while, I miss one and boy did I miss this one big.

My friend Tasha called me to tell me about a coupon that was in the paper last week for $10 off ANY Kohl's purchase.....even off of clearance!!! I don't get the paper (except on Sundays).  I should've gone out right then and purchased all that I could get my hands on, but I didn't.  Anyway.....Tasha was generous enough to give me two of her coupons (she was the smart one and acquired muliple papers!!)

I went today at lunch and purchased a towel and washcloth x 2 in two transactions.  My total for each transaction was $2.13 for a grand total of $4.26. My total savings was $44. The is going to come in handy for our guests this weekend and it match's Rachel's bathroom perfectly!! Plus - you can never have too many towels!!!

Tasha is probably laughing at the post right now - "Savings of $44!?!?!" Add another zero and that's probably where her savings are at.

Did you get in on this deal?  If so, I would love to hear about your finds - please leave a post.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More frequent - EXCITING posts

So....who is getting bored with only the coupon matchups on this blog?  I certainly am.  That is the primary reason for this blog and I have fulfilled and will continue to fulfill that need, but boy is it boring!!!

Also, my original goal was to only post the deals that I thought the general couponer could accomplish. When I first started couponing, I was soooo frustrated to read about other people's deals and realize that the "window of opportunity" had passed, making it impossible for me to do the deal.  But - looking back - I enjoyed reading about them and it gave me a higher standard to aim for. Don't worry - your inbox will not be flooded with posts - maybe just a couple of extra posts per week - my life is not THAT exciting!!

I hope that you will find the upcoming additional posts entertaining/useful and inspiring. Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Grocery Store deals for the week of 10/6/10 - 10/12/10 - HT Updated

Green Seedless Grapes, .99/lb
Gala Apples, $1.29/lb

Ribeye Steak, boneless value pack, $5.99/lb
Boneless Skinless Holly Farms chicken breast, $1.77/lb

I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but if you have not gotten your Philadephia Cream cheese and still have the printable, here is your THIRD opportunity:
8 oz. brick Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.25
Purchase 5 and use the $5 off coupon, Link: Phily
= .25 ea

Updated 10/7
Various La Brea breads (bakery area), .75. Use the $1/2 from (use area code 63001)
= .25 ea

HT Grade A Large Eggs, dozen .77, limit 1 (non E-VIC price $0.99)

Strawberries, 1 lb, Buy 1, Get 2 Free (rings up 1/3 price at $1.66 ea)

Rancher Beef Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak $4.99/lb

Angus Beef Porterhouse or T-Bone Steak $5.99/lb
HT Fresh Split Chicken Breast $0.99/lb
Smithfield Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
HT Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops $2.99/lb

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage $2.24
Use the .75/2 from the 10/3 Red Plum
= $1.49 each

Heinz ketchup 20 oz, $1.67
Use the .75 from the 10/3 Smart Source
= .17
Mt Olive Sweet Cubes 12oz $1.32
Use the .50 from the 8/1 Smart Source
= .32

Glory Beans are STILL on sale (black beans are $1.74)
Use the .90 coupon, Link: Glory

Pepperidge Farm Chunk cookies are BOGO at $1.69 ea.
Use the $1.00 printable, Link: Pep Farm
= .69

Thanks goes to Coupon Keri the matchups below:
Buy any 5 for $8 = $1.60 each
Mix and match
Wheat Thins 8-10 oz
-$1 Wheat Thins Crunch Stix (if included) from 9/19 SS = $0.60 each
Triscuits 8-10oz
Planters Peanuts 16 oz
-$1/2 from 9/26 SS = $1.10 each
Kraft Squeeze Mayo 22oz
-$1/2 from 9/26 SS = $1.10 each
Velveeta Shells & Cheese
-$1/2 from 9/26 SS = $1.10 each
Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese
-$1/2 from 9/26 SS = $1.10 each
Kraft Dressing
-$0.55 from 8/29 SS = $0.50 each
Purchase less than 5, individual items priced at $2. Limit one offer per transaction with VIC card.
Lance Crackers, BOGO at $1.49 ea.
use the .55 printable, Link: Lance
= .39

Softsoap Liquid hand soap BOGO at $1.09 ea
Use the .50 printable, Link: Softsoap
= .09 ea

All Natural Bone-In Pork Chops, 9 ct. $1.99/lb

South Mill Mushrooms, 8 oz, $1.24

Carrots, cut and peeled 16 oz, .99
Broccoli bunch, $1.24

Big Lots Coupon - 20% off

Oh how I love Big Lots.  I do not shop there much any more because they do not accept manufacturer's coupons....but....when I need something (really need it - not just get it because it's free) Big Lots is usually one of my first stops.

In the couponing world, there are particular items that we use daily that is difficult to get for free.  Sad, but true.....

One of these items is cooking spray.  Big Lots has cooking spray for $1.20. They also currently have a printable coupon for 20% off from October 6-9.  That makes the cooking spray only $1.00. With the holidays fastly approaching, this will really come in handy.

Also, I am confident that some Halloween candy just may jump into my basket as well, which is fine because the coupon is 20% off your entire purchase.

They have also jumped on the "Rewards Card" bandwagon and have a program called Buzz Club Rewards. You can sign up online or in the store.  There are a few benefits, including seeing the sales ad early, viewing the clearance items early , etc.
Here is the link.  It is a pdf, so you can print as many as you like.

Link: Big Lots

Enjoy and have fun at Big Lots!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Drug Store Deals for the of 10/3 - 10/9

Revlon Nail Products On sale: $3.99, Get $3 Extra Care Bucks, Limit 6
$1.00 coupon fromthe 9/12 Smart Source
= FREE after coupon and ECB

Schick Hydro 3 or Hydro 5 cartridges 4ct. or razor 1ct. $8.97, get $5 Extra Care Bucks
Use the $4 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source (not confirmed)
FREE after coupon and ECB

Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive 12oz $7.99, get $7.99 Extra Care Bucks, Limit 1
Use the $1 printable, Link: Re-Nu
= $1.00 MONEYMAKER after coupon and ECB

Crest Outlast with Scope Toothpaste or Oral-B 3D White Vivid Manual Toothbrush, $2.69, get $2.69
UP Reward.  Also, use the $1 coupon fromt the 9/26/2010 Proctor and Gamble

Huggies Jumbo Packs, Diapers, Pull-Ups, or GoodNites – $7.99
Use $2 Goodnites Underwear 10/3/2010 Smart Source (not confirmed) OR
Use $2 Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers 9/26/2010 Smart Source OR
Use $2.50 printable, Link: Huggies
Use $3 Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers printable, Link: Huggies
AND Use $2 Huggies Diapers, Pullups or Goodnites Rite Aid Video Values printable coupon
= prices vary, but as low as $2.99

Cottonelle Bath Tissue (12 double rolls), Moist Wipe Refill (140 ct), or Viva Paper Towels (6-pack), $6.99, get $2 UP Rewards
use .50 Cottonelle Bath Tissue printable, Link: Cottonelle
use .75 Viva Towels Big Roll All You October 2010
AND Use $1 Kleenex Viva Paper Towels Rite Aid Video Values printable or
use .50/2 Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes 9/19 Smart Source
AND Use $1 Cottonelle Flushable Wipes Rite Aid Video Values printable
= prices vary

Downy Fabric Softener (Ultra 34 oz, Liquid 64 oz, Dryer Sheets 80 ct), Bounce Dryer Sheets (70-80 ct) or Dryer Bar (2-pack), or Tide Stain Release (20-21 oz) – $3.99, get $1.00 UP Reward
Use $1 Downy Fabric Liquid Softener 9/26 Proctor and Gamble or
Use .50 Bounce 9/26 Proctor and Gamble or
Use $1 Tide Stain Release 9/26 Proctor and Gamble or
Use $1 Tide Stain Release printable, Link:  Tide
= prices vary

Schick Hydro Razor or Cartridge Refill (4 count) $5.99
use $4 Schick Hydro 3 Razor 10/3/2010 Smart Source
AND use $2 Schick Hydro Razor or Refill Rite Aid Video Values

Puffs Tissues .99

EOS Lip Balm $3.00, get $3.00 Register Rewards
FREE after Register Rewards

Nivea Lip Care $1.00
Use the printable, Link: Nivea Lip or the coupon from the 10/3 Red Plum (not confirmed that we will get this and the value of the coupon??)

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Razors $7.99, get $4.00 Register Rewards
Use the $4.00 coupon from the 10/3 Smart Source (not confirmed)
= FREE after Register Rewards

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, October 3, 2010

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

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hanesbrands United Way Sale Saturday, 10/02/10


The Hanesbrands United Way product sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Weeks Plant parking lot (on Hanes Mill Road, next to the Fulton Y). No sales prior to 8 a.m. Cash and credit/debit cards only. No checks.

I went to the employee sale today (Friday). They had a lot of Just My Size items, as well as bras and panties and Men's socks.  They had some Champion workout wear, but I did not see any hoodies.  They did have some sweatshirts.  Womens socks were minimal, but they had plenty of "boot" socks - which were really nice.