Friday, December 31, 2010

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

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

New York Strip, $5.88 lb.

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

Coke Products, 2 liter
Buy More Save More

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

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

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

Lay’s Chips $1.77, Limit 1

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

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

Fresh Express Garden Salad, .99 ea

Boston Butt Pork Roast, .89/lb

New York Strip, $5.97/lb

Harris Teeter Super Doubles - 1/5

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

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

Happy Clipping!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Extreme Couponing show on TLC

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


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

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


Olay body wash at Dollar General

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

I purchased 6 bottles and paid .93 after coupons.

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

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tour 'de Walgreens for Covergirl Clearance Makeup

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, December 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hot Wheels Vehicle, .49 Limit 10

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

Friday, December 17, 2010

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

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

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

E-VIC Special:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Goody Hair Accessories $2.00, get $2.00 RRs

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

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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Is it really worth the fight?

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

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


Thursday, December 9, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Specials:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better Valu Onions 3 lb bag BOGO at $1.49 ea

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

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

Lowes Foods Eggs 1 doz. .99

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

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Drug Store Deals, 12/5 - 12/11

3 Day Sale:

Candy Canes 10 ct, .50, limit 6

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, December 5, 2010

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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Week Long Sale:

4 lb bag Navel Oranges, BOGO at $2.50 ea

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

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

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


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

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Great deal on local produce - delivered to your door!

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

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

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

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

How It Works

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