Sunday, January 30, 2011

Drug Store deals for the week of 1/30 - 2/5/11

Physicians Formula Cosmetics, $10.99, get $7 ECBs wyb $10
BOLO for the $4.00 and $5.00 peelies
BOLO for the $10 CVS CRT coupons (scan your card at the red machine and you will get CVS coupons - or they could be located on the bottom of your receipt.)
=Possible $11.01 MONEYMAKER depening on how many coupons you can find

Aussie or Herbal Essences Products, 2/$5.97, get $2.00 ECBs, Limit 1
use the BOGO coupon from the 12/26 P&G (expires Monday, 1/31)
= .49

$5 ECB wyb $15 in select Coke or Kraft Products, Limit 1
12 pack Coke products 3/$9
Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves 2/$6
2 liter Coke products 2/$3
Fuze, Smartwater, Vitamin Water, Honest Tea, Poweraid 2/$3
Wheat Thins/Ritz Crackers 6-12 oz 2/$4

Do you have a lot of UP Rewards that you need to use this week?  RA has some items that will be free/MM after Single Check Rebates (SCR). You can turn them into cash by paying for these SCR items with your UP Rewards.

AMO Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12 oz., $7.99, get $7.99 SCR
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/2 SS

Afrin, $5.99, get $4.00 in UP Rewards
Use the $3 coupon from the 1/2 SS
or the $2 printable, Link: Afrin
AND the $2.00 February Video Values coupon

Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers, 2/$5
Use the Buy One Herbal Essences or Aussie, get one Styler FREE coupon from the 12/26 P&G (expires Monday, 1/31)
= $2.50/2

Gillette Fusion ProGlide, $9.99, get $5.00  in UP Rewards
Use the $4 coupon from the 12/26 P&G (exp Monday, 1/31)
= .99

Stayfree Pads, BOGO
Use the BOGO coupon from the 1/9 SS
This is also included in the "Winter Rewards" promo.

Vicks 20 ct. NyQuil or DayQuil LiquiCaps or Liquid, Formula 44, 6 oz., $5.00
Use the $4 coupon from the 12/26 P&G (expires 1/31)
Get a $10 RR wyb 4
$6 MONEYMAKER (before tax)

$5 RR wyb (2) Advil or Thermacare
Thermacare Heatwraps 2 or 3 pack $5.99
Advil 40 or 50ct $4.99
Advil 16 or 20ct PM $4.99
Advil 10ct Congestion Relief $4.99
Advil $2, printable, Link: Advil
Buy 2 Advil at  $4.99 ea
Use the $2.00 printable
OOP: $5.98, get $5 RRs
= .98 for 2

Arnicare Pain Relief Gel (2.6 oz) - $5.99, get $5.99 in RRs
Use the $2 prinable, Link: Arn
= $2 MONEYMAKER (before tax)

.33 or .5 oz Blink Eye Drops $7.99, get $7.99 in RRs
BOLO for the $4 peelies
= FREE or possible MONEYMAKER

Natrol Melatonin 100 count, $3.00, get $3.00 in RRs

2 oz Icy Hot no-Mess Vapor Gel $3.99, get $3.00 in RRs
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 1/2 SS

Update: Issues with Internet Printable Coupons at Food Lion on Reynolda Road

Updates for Monday, 1/31 in PURPLE
Updates for Sunday, 1/30 in ORANGE
Updates for Tuesday, 2/1 in BLUE
Update for Tuesday afternoon in GREEN
Update for Wednesday in RED
FL's coupon policy is FINALLY on their webpage, Link: FL (bottom on the page)

I spoke with customer service this morning and they took my information. I told them the trouble that I had on Sunday and he was going to contact the store manager and upper management.  I also told him that the coupon policy was not on the website over the weekend, but I had it now.  He told me that if I went there and had any more trouble, to call customer service while in the store.

I visited the Reynolda store for myself Sunday - mid morning and the manager checked me out. He would only accept one of my coupons.  I told him that the coupon policy was to accept 10 of the same coupons and asked him if he had a copy of the policy - he did not.  He called another store and they told him that he could accept 10.  He questioned them - twice.  He told me that he would accept 10, but he would probably get in trouble.  I told him that I did not want that, thanked him and walked toward the door.  He told me to come back - twice. I paid and left with my 10 boxes of pasta. As in this location's fashion, another cashier was ringing out customer in another lane and was constantly looking back at me and shaking her head.

I visited the Murray/Shattalon store last night and the asst. mgr did not want to take my coupons.  I had a very nice conversation with him (I am not being sarcastic) about the origin of these coupons, their coupon policy and he provided me with information regarding coupon fraud in their particular store.  I was EXTREMELY impressed with his customer service skills in our conversation.  I walked out of the store with my 10 boxes of pasta AND purchased two hams that were on sale for $10 ea.  I am not gloating and do not feel that I "won", but he did not want to loose my business.

Local mgmt is having a conference call today regarding these coupons and the acceptance in the local stores.  I will update this post when I find out the results.  I feel like I have a part-time job at Food Lion these days.  I have been in the stores and talking with customer service alot recently. Hopefully we will get this ironed out soon.

The sale doesn't end until 2/15, so hopefully they will resolve this, since we have another two weeks of  the sale.

Update regarding the conference call.  The Shattalon/Murray road says that they will accept these coupons.  I have not confirmed with the Reynolda Road location BUT, someone posted on (this is where I get a lot of my information/deals) that corporate has deemed these coupons as valid and will accept them. Please leave a comment if you have any more trouble.

And the saga continues. It seems like the FLs that WERE taking them are NOT now (North Point and Hawthorne Road locations) and the one that was NOT is (Shattalon/Murray Road). I will call corporate AGAIN in the morning.  I really need to send them an invoice for my consulting services!)

The district manager called me and was very apologetic.  She offered some explanations that made perfect sense (based upon the managers getting burned previously with fraudulent coupons AND their concern for stock on the shelf).  I stressed to her that a group of us were purchasing these for our church's food pantry and that I was asking non-couponers to purchase items using coupons. I told her how terrible they felt when they were accused of using fraudulent coupons. She is helping the food pantry get the stock that we need.

For those of you who are still getting told that you cannot use these coupons, I suggest that you either switch stores or call corporate.

Good Luck Everyone!!!
 I have heard from several of you that are having trouble using the Mueller's pastas internet printable at the Reynolda Road location (they are on sale for $1 this week and there is a $1 printable that is a pdf.)  Not only are you getting the "I wonder if these are legit" looks, but they are also limiting you to 3 items, instead of 10, which their coupon policy clearly states; unfortunately, their own employees and customer service managers do not know their own policy.

This is a perfect example of why you should have the coupon policy printed out and with you at all times.  They have the policy on their website under FAQ at the bottom of the main page.  There is not excuse for not having this.......oh, but you click "here" for the coupon policy where there is no button or link to's NOT on the webpage.  I have googled "Food Lion Coupon Policy" and have gotten a lot of hits on blogs that have the link, but when I click on the link I get the "page not displayed".  Apparently the links are old/FL has pulled the policy.

This is really hurting our church's food pantry.  This is the closest location to our church and a lot of my "followers" visit that location. 

I have called the customer service line, but they are closed after noon on Saturday and do not open until 8:00 a.m. on Monday.  I will call then, and rest assured that this will resolved Monday morning.

I will update this post when I get an answer to this.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Grocery Store Deals for the week of 1/26 - 2/1/11

I have to say it.....again.....just like EVERY other month. 

3 lb bag Gala Apples, $2.99
Iceburg Lettuce head, .89

Smithfield Shank Portion Smoked Ham, .99/lb
Smithfield Butt Portion Smoked Ham, $1.09/lb

Mueller's Pasta, 16 oz.,  $1.00
Use the $1 printable, Link: Mue
FL's limit on like items/coupons is 10.  Since the printable is a pdf, please consider printing out more than you need and donating them.

Blue Bunny Icecream, BOGO
Use the $1 printable, Link: BB

Are you signed up to receive E-VIC specials via email?  If you are not, do it right now - do not pass go, do not collect $200 (can you tell I have been playing Monopoly this week?) Not only do you get an email sent directly to you highliting the specials that you normally purchase, but you also get specials that are ONLY for E-VIC members.
ALSO....HT has E-VIC coupons that you can "load" onto your HT card.  They are deducted when you purchase select items.  They can also be used with mfg. coupons. You can access these by clicking on the E-VIC coupons tab in your E-VIC email. Everyone does not get the same E-VIC coupons.  Please don't have E-VIC coupon envy when one of your friends get a coupon that you do not. It will be your turn one day!!

E-VIC Special:
Yoplait Yogurt 4-6 oz. 10/$4, limit 10 (non E-VIC price 10/$6)
Use the .50/8 coupon from the 1/2 GM
= .30 ea wyb 10 

Buy 2, Get 3 Free:
Del Monte Corn, Peas, or Green Beans 14.5-15.25 oz., $1.39 ea, limit 10
= .56 ea
Pepsi 12 pack products, $6.29 ea, limit 10
= $2.52 ea

HT Rancher Beef Boneless Ribeye Steak, $5.99/lb
HT All Natural Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops or Roast, $2.99/lb
HT 2.5 lb. IQF Boneless Chicken Breast, BOGO at $4.99 ea
= $2.00/lb

Thomas Bagel Thins, BOGO at $1.74 ea
Arnold Sandwich Thins, BOGO at $1.64 ea

Starkist Tuna, $1.25.
Use the .50 printable, Link: Star

Franks Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce and Wing Sauces, $2
Use the .75 coupon from the 1/23 SS
= .50

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce 2/$4
Use the .50 printable, Link: NO
AND use the .50 E-VIC coupon (if you got it)
= .50 with two coupons or $1.00 with the printable coupon

Reynolds Pastel Baking Cups, .89
Use the .25/2 coupon from the 11/14 SS
= .64 ea

Reynolds Foil Baking Cups, .99
Use the .25/2 coupon from the 11/24 SS
= .74 ea

Breakstone's Sour Cream, 16 oz., BOGO at $1.19 ea
Use the .55 printable, Link: Break.
= .09

HT Butter, $1.97

Boneless Bottom Round Roast, $1.99/lb
Sanderson Farms Whole Fryers, .47/lb (limit 4 with additional $15 purchase)

Armour Meatballs, $2.00
Use the .55 coupon from the 12/12 SS
= .90

Super Pretzel,  $1.70
Use the .50 from the RP12/05/2010
OR printable, Link: SP
= .70

LF Gallon Milk, $2.77

Coke 2 Liters, 5/$5

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Drug store deals for the week of 1/23 - 1/29/2011

Crest Pro-Health or Pro-Health Complete rinse 16.9oz, $3.99, get $3.99 ECBs, limit 1

Full Fast Appetite control spray 2 oz, $14.99, Get $14.99 ECBs, limit 1

L'Oreal -Get $5 ECBs wyb $15, limit 1
L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip, $5.00
L'Oreal Infallible Lip gloss, $5.00
L'Oreal True Match Foundation, powder, blush or concealer, $7.00
Use the $5.00/2 from the 1/02 or 11/14 RP
OR the $2.00 from the 01/02 or 11/14 RP

Deal Scenario:
3 Colour Riche Lip or Infallible Lip Gloss $15.00
Use a $5/2 coupon
AND a $2 coupon
= $8.00 OOP
= $1.00 each after coupons and ECBs

RenPure Organics, $6.99 BOGO
BOLO for the "Try Me Free" Hangtag
= 2 Free after MIR

Kraft/Coke - Get $5 ECBs wyb $15, Limit 1
Coke 12oz cans, 12pk: 5/$15.00
= $2.00 for a 12 pack after ECBs

Buy and Save promo resets, spend $100 on select items, get a $20 +UP Reward (see sales flyer for more details)

Heart Healthy $20 UP Reward wyb $50 of select items 1/26-3/26. (see sales flyer for more details)

The first $10 UP Reward will print when you reach $30, second $10 UP Reward will print when you reach $50.

GE Extra Soft White Light Bulbs 4 pack $1.99, get $1.99 UP Reward (included in Buy and Save promo)
= FREE after UP Reward

Claritin D, get $2 UP Reward
Use the $3 In-Ad Coupon

Nature Made CoQ10 and Fish Oil Supplements, get $16 UP Reward wyb $30 (included in the Heart Healthy promo - see sales flyer for qualifying items)
It's a great price if you have the $5 printables that are no longer available.
Allison - this is one of those great deals on fish oil that I was telling you about last Sunday.  There is also a rebate associated with this....Link: NM Rebate

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 4 oz $3.49, get a $2.50 RR 
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/23 insert (not confirmed)
= FREE after RR

Buy $20 worth of participating products, get a $5 RR, or, buy $30 worth, get a $10 RR

Maalox 90 ct or Liquid 12 oz, 25% off
Use the $5 coupon from the 1/09 SS
Benefiber 6.4 - 14.9 oz Powder; Chewable Tablets 100 ct; Stick Packs 28 ct, 25% off
$2 coupon from the 1/09 SS
Ex-Lax 24ct, 25% off
Gas-X 18 - 20 ct 25% off
$1 Gas-X Product coupon from the 1/09 SS
Prevacid 24 Hour Acid Reducer 28 ct $20, 25% off
$3 coupon from the 1/09 SS

Buy 6 Maalox and use 6 $5/1 coupons
= MONEYMAKER after coupon and RR

PediaCare Cold relief, 4 oz, $5.99, Get $4 RRs
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/23 SS (not confirmed)
= .99 after coupon and RR

Nivea for Men Arctic Freeze Shave Gel or After Shave, $3.99, get $3.00 RR
Use the $1 printble, Link: Niv. OR
BOLO for the $1 coupon from a Nivea Booklet
= FREE after RR

Omega Smart Fish Oil, $10, Get a $10 rebate form - prints at checkout.
Use the $2 printable, Link: OS
= $2 MONEYMAKER after rebate

Good Filler:
Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle, .49

Coupon Inserts for Sunday, January 23, 2011

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

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wrapping up the Sales Week

At the end of every week, I scour the message boards looking for deals that I didn't know about earlier in the week. I acknowledge that I get a THRILL out of finding out about these deals and sometimes wear myself ragged chasing them. (Admitting you have a "problem" is the first step.....)

Also some deals are "new" and are for a limited time. 

E-VIC Specials:
You have to be signed up to receive their emails to qualify for these specials.
For the last couple of weeks, HT has had a ONE DAY ONLY E-VIC special.  This week, it the Viva papertowels, 6 pack for $3.99, limit 2
Use the .50/2 printable, Link: Viva (don't forget to click the back button to print a second coupon)
= $7.98 for two 6 packs

If you happen to go to Lowes Foods this weekend to do the Chex Mix deal from this post, BOLO for peelies on the Sunkist and Mello Yello 2 liters.  If you find any of them, they will being free!!!

Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese, 3/$5.00 ($1.66 ea) 
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/16 SS
AND the $1/2 coupon from the January Wags booklet (located next to the sales flyer)
= .17 ea.

I would love to hear other deals that you have done during the week.  Leave a comment and I will update this post.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grocery Store deals for the week of 1/19- 1/25/11 Lowes Foods UPDATE

See the update regarding Lowes Foods below in ORANGE.

A couple of comments about this week. 

I really need whole chickens.  I am totally out - I know, say it isn't so.....I cook, debone and freeze them for a quick chicken casserole or chicken quesadillas or chicken stew or chicken and rice....I could go on and on.  Last week got away from me and I didn't make it to Food Lion until Tuesday night, the last night of the sale.  I stopped on the way home and they were out (got a raincheck) and send DH out after dinner and that location was out as well (he got a raincheck). Moral of the story - don't wait until the last night to shop.....unless you want a raincheck.  I must really be living right - HT has whole chickens this week so I win!!!  Yipee!!!

One more thing....I went to HT on Tuesday night to do the handful of final deals before the new sale started on Wednesday and made the rounds, making sure I spoke to all of my HT friends before I left the store.  I borrowed a couple of CDs from one of them.

I was leaving for work the next day and wanted to make sure I had the CDs, so I asked my husband if he knew where they were. They were on the corner of the table, right where I could find them.  As he was walking me to the car, he said the funniest thing (which he often does).   "Missy, you know that HT is your Cheers....where everybody knows your name."  Yea, I know......

Fresh Chicken Leg Quarter, .59/lb

Tide 50 oz. $4.97, limit 1 (non E-VIC Price $5.97)
Use the $1 from the 12/26 P&G
= $3.97 or $4.97 non-E-VIC

Earthbound Farms Organic Salads, BOGO at $1.99 ea
Use the $1 printable, Link: EF
= .99
This is a fantastic price - They are normally $3.99 ea!!!

Jumbo Cantaloupes, BOGO at $1.49 ea
Washington Extra Large Fuji or Gala Apples, $1.69 lb
Florida Large Red Grapefruit, .99 lb

Rotisserie Chicken $4.99

HT Fresh Whole Fryer Chicken .59/lb, limit 4

Sashimi Grade Tilapia Fillets, $2.99/lb

Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, BOGO at .42 ea
Use the .25/4 from the 1/9 SS
= .30 ea

Healthy Choice Soup $1.29
Use the $1/2 from 1/2 SS
= .79 ea

Chef Boyardee Cups, 7.5 oz., .80 ea
Use the .35/3 from the 1/2 SS
= .56 ea.

"Give Us a Try" promo:
Buy Post Honey Bunches of Oats for $2, get HT Oats & More with Honey FREE.
Use the .75 from the 1/9 SS
= .50 for 2 boxes of cereal
This is a great donation item!!!

Smart Balance Microwave Popcorn $1.59
Use the .75 coupon from the 1/16 SS
= .09
Bestlife Spread $1.29
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/2 SS
OR the $1 printable, Link: BL
= .29

Kraft Shredded Cheese BOGO at $1.74 ea
Use the .75 printable, Link: Kraft
There were also a couple of printables (no longer available)
.50 IP = .74
.75 IP = .24

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, 10/$10
Use the .30/2 printable, Link: Grands
= .70 ea
OR use the .40/3 from the 1/2 GM
= .74 ea

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables or Rice, BOGO at  $1.09 ea
Use the .50 printable, Link: BE or BE
= .09 ea

Green Giant Mixed Vegetables or Broccoli in White Cheddar, BOGO at .84 ea
Use the .50 printable, Link: BE

Yellow Onions, 3 lb bag, $2.50

Fresh 93% Lean Ground Beef, BOGO at $2.50/lb

Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, BOGO at $2.15/lb
(Stockpile price is $1.69/1.79/lb)
Southern Style All Natural Pork Ribs, BOGO at $1.24/lb.

Shady Brook Farms 85% Lean Ground Turkey, BOGO at $1.64/lb

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, 18 oz., BOGO at $1.24 ea

Stonyfield Yogurt 6 oz., .50
Use the .50/3 printable, Link: St
= .50 for 3

Thanks goes to Melony for her comment about this on
Chex Mix, BOGO at $1.33 ea
Use the Lowes Foods $3 off 4 in-ad coupon that came out a few weeks ago - they should have a copy at the Customer Service Desk. If not, the PLU is 8219.

#1: Purchase 3, get $1.50 ONYO catalina
= Pay $1.74 OOP
= .24 after LF coupon and catalina

#2: Purchase 4, get $2.50 ONYO catalina
= $2.32 OOP
= .18 MONEYMAKER after LF coupon and catalina

#3: Purchase 5, get $3.50 ONYO catalina
= $2.90 OOP
= .60 MONEYMAKER after catalina
WARNING....I just did this deal at the LF on University and the Chex Mix rang up $1.49 (online price is $1.33 AND when I purchased 5, it only took off $3 instead of $3.75.  I have an email into corporate and will update this post when I hear back.
I heard back from corporate this morning and they are looking into it.  "The prices are set according to districts the stores are located in. The prices we charge our customers are determined by the cost of the product to us from our distributors." Blah Blah, Blah Blah.  
I went to the Reynola Manor LF. I was able to get a copy of the ad (the other location was out) and they were the lower price at $1.33 ea. It's only a price difference of .17 ea, and it's not worth going back and returning the first batch that I got, but it's the principle of the matter. I purchased 5 and $3.00 came off with the Also, since I had the ad in front of me, I requested that the additional .75 be taken off and the cashier did so happily.

Pepsi, 2 liter, BOGO at .85 ea

Monday, January 17, 2011

FRESH Seafood from Brandon at Atlantic Coast Seafood

Let me start this post off by telling you about a small portion of my childhood.   Seafood.  Both of my parents and their parents and probably their parents grew up on the coast.  If you don't like seafood and are in my family, people wonder which delivery man is your father.....not really.....but maybe!

Family from both Mom and Dad's side harvested from the ocean.  Shrimp, fish, clams, mussels, crab, lobster.....dare I go on? If the shrimp was not longer than fingertip to palm, my Grandfather would say "They ain't no count, not big enough to mess with".  We looked at him like he was crazy.  15 of those bad boys would make up a pound!

Growing up, we had seafood all of the time.  At home, at Grandma's house - everywhere!  As a kid, it was nothing special, but since we lived two and a half hours away and as I progressed in my teenage years, the trips were less frequent and I could understand my parents' longing for it.

Fast forward to modern day.  I have one Grandmother left and she's not taking the shrimping boat out any time soon, so we rely on uncles and cousins and when they don't "harvest", we purchase. Spending money on FRESH seafood is not an issue at all with all of the money we save in couponing. Which brings us to the point of this post.  Fresh seafood delivered.  Yes, delivered....maybe not directly to your doorstep, but not far away.

It all started with one of my co-workers/friends RAVING every Monday about the seafood that her and her hubby had over the weekend.  Most people start Monday morning conversations with..."How was your weekend?"  MY co-worker/friend starts by saying "We had the most amazing ____________ (insert seafood here) this weekend.  We got it from our seafood guy, Brandon.  Hummmm.  I wanted to join this party!

Brandon has a weekly list that he emails out. He takes orders and drives to Edisto Island, SC and picks up the seafood.  The deadline to order is Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  I ordered a WHOLE flounder, one pound of lump crab meat and a bag of mussels.

Throw in a batch of frozen shrimp from Uncle Charles and you've got a fantastic meal.

This is the way that the family freezes shrimp.  The head them, put them in the quart/half gallon paper milk cartons, fill with cold water and freeze them.  They stay VERY fresh this way. Can you tell my Aunt is a retired nurse?  She used surgical tape to seal it.
For the flounder, I salted and baked it for about 40 minutes....head and tail intact.
A little of this, a little of that for the crab cakes.  Add cayenne pepper for a little kick.
Mom's biscuits that were left over from New Years (that I froze) were perfect to toast, crumble and make shrimp stuffing. 

Once again, a little of this, a little of that. I used the smaller shrimp for this dish.

Next on the lineup is mussels.  These were super easy.   A little Marsala wine, brought to a boil and steamed for about 8 minutes with the lid on.....PERFECT! My new Le Creuset pan really made it easy.
So here's the final look at dinner.....Baked Flounder, Crab Cakes, Steamed Mussels, Sauteed Shrimp, Shrimp Stuffing and Brown Rice.
Our 3 year old guest was exceptionally excited about the fish.  She liked eating it, but more importantly, liked looking at it.  The 8 month old also enjoyed the fish.....ummming after every bite.
Check out Brandon's website for more information,
Sign up for his weekly emails while you are there.

The information below was copied directly from his email:


You can either respond to this email or call me to order...Please Please Please, leave me a phone number, address, and time range for Friday afternoon or Saturday morning that works best for you. If something changes just call me!

I accept cash, check, or credit card on site!

Referral Offer:
For anyone you tell about me and my seafood, just have them mention your name when ordering, and I will take 8% off both of your orders, Just think, if you told one person a week, you would always get 8% off and then have bragging rights, lol! They can go to my website to see what I have for the week until I add them for the next week. Ok, enough of that, thank you in advance for the referrals!

I will also take orders from you guys and deliver to that area as well. I HIGHLY encourage the referral offer to you because I don't have as many customers in that area and would love to try and build it up. I would greatly appreciate any word of mouth in there. I had a lot of people buying from me when I was selling there, but never got their email so I couldn't add them to the mailing list. Please specify your location when ordering!

Brandon Marshall

Additions for the Grocery Stores for week ending 1/18/11

There are a couple of more deals that I wanted to let you guys know about for the remainder of the week.

Perdue Short Cuts Chicken Breast 6 - 9oz, BOGO at 1.99 ea.
Use the .75 coupon from the 1/9 RP
= .49
These are the smaller packages located in the produce dept. at my store.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter is STILL on sale for $1.67
Use the .50 coupon from the 1/2 SS
= .67

Mueller's pasta is STILL on sale for $1.
Use the .55 printable, Link: Mue (I hope this link still works!)

Smart Balance Popcorn 4 ct., BOGO at $1.59 ea
Use the .75 coupon from the 1/16 SS
= .09 ea

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, $1.00 ea.
Don't forget to get a raincheck if they are out of these!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Drug Store deals for the week of 1/16 - 1/22/11 Updated

Crest toothpaste 4-4.2 oz, $2.99, get $2.00 ECBs, Limit 2
Use the $1.00 .75 coupon from the 1/16 P&G (not confirmed)
= FREE .25

Tom's of Maine Deodorant 2.25 oz, toothpaste 4-6 oz or mouthwash 16 oz. $3.99, get $3 ECBs, Limit 2
= .99 after ECBs

Blink Tears 0.5 oz or Gel Tears 0.34 oz., $7.99, get $4 ECBs, Limit 1
BOLO for the $4 coupons attached to the package
= FREE if you can find a peelie

Valentine M&Ms 7-12.6 oz., 2/$5, get $1 ECB wyb 2, Limit 1
Use the $1.00/2 printable, Link: Mars
Scan your card at the CRT machine (the red machine where you scan your card and get coupons) for a possible $1.00 coupon
= $3.00 oop
= $1.00 ea if you have both qs after ECBs

Orbit Gum BOGO at $1.29 ea
Use the BOGO printable (up to $1.00), Link: Orbit
= .29 for 2 2 FREE
BOLO for a coupon from the CRT (the red machine where you scan your card and get coupons) for a possible MM.

Spend $20 get $10 extra bucks when you buy any of these Pepsico product, Limit 1
Pepsi 12 oz. cans 12 pk. 3/$10
Amp 16 oz. cans 4 pk. or Frappuccino 9.5 oz bottles 4 pk. $4.99
Pepsi 2 ltr., Thirst Quencher Gatorade 32 oz. or Lifewater 20 oz. selected varieties 5/$5
Aquafina Pure Water 12-16.9 oz. 12 pk., 24 oz. 6 pk., or Lipton tea 128 oz. 2/$6
Doritos or Lay's potato chips 10.5 oz. - 13 oz. selected varieties (excludes Baked) 2/$5

Good Filler:
Gold Emblem Soup 10.5 oz, broth, beef ravioli or spaghetti & meatballs 14-5-15 oz., 2/$1

Rite Aid Facial Tissue, Bath Tissue, or Simplify Bath Tissue $1, get $1 UP Reward

Viactiv $6, get $3 in UP Rewards
Use the $3 coupon from the 1/16 (not confirmed)

Zantac 24-30 ct. $7.99, get $2 UP Rewards
Use the $5 printable, Link: Zan
= $2.99 OOP
= .99 after UP Rewards

Burt's Bees Lip, Facial, Skin, Oral, and Baby Care regular retail (card discount applies), get $5 +UP WYB $20, get SCR on select items
Use the Burts Bees Body Lotion $1 coupon from the 11/7 SS
and/or the Burts Bees Gift Set or Full Size Non-Lip $1 coupon from the 11/7/10 SS
= Prices vary

Purchase Clearasil, get $1 UP Rewards
Use the $2 In-Ad Coupon
AND the $2 printable, Link: Clear.
= good price

Rite Aid Cotton Balls at $1.29, get .50 in UP Rewards
= .79

Ricola cough drops 19-24 ct., $1.50, buy 2, get $1 UP Rewards
Use the $1 $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/16 SS (not confirmed)
= FREE  .50 ea


Full Fast Appetite Control Spray 2 oz, $10.00, get $10 RRs
= FREE after RRs

ThermaCare Pain Relief trial size, neck, shoulder, and wrist heat wrap, $2.50, get $2.50 RRs
Use the $1 printable, Link: Therm
= $1 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RRs

Joint Juice Glucosamine Chondroitin 20 oz, $10.00, get $10 RRs
Use the $1 printable, Link: JJ
= $1 MONEYMAKER after coupon and RRs

Buy $15 of participating Vicks Products below, get $5 RRs; Buy $20, get $10 RRs
20 ct NyQuil or DayQuil or Liquid 10 oz (Sinex), $5
Formula 44, 6 oz, $5
Use the Vicks Sinex $4 off from the 12/26 P&G
$6 MONEYMAKER after RRs and coupon

Good Filler: 
Arizona Tea 2/$1 with IVC (limit 4)

Coupon inserts for Sunday, January 16, 2011

We will get two inserts this Smart Source and one P&G.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let's have a COUPON CLASS!!!

It has been a while since I have had a coupon class and I have heard from several of you that you are's do it!!!

Sunday, February 6 from 2:00 - 4:00
Starbucks, 5980 University Parkway, Winston Salem

We will go over the basics and then have a Q&A session.  THEN, if anyone is interested we can go into more detail, specifically in regards to the drug stores.

As usual, these classes are free AND we will have a drawing for a goodies - usually about $75 in "retail" value.

I hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Grocery Store deals for the week of 1/12 - 1/18/11

I can't imagine that we will need much this week after the fantastic deals that were to be had at Harris Teeter, but just in goes!

Red Delicious Apples, .99/lb

T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks Value Pack, $4.98/lb
Holly Farms whole fryers, .57/lb.
I usually get several when they are this price, boil them, debone and bag them up and freeze them.  I am getting VERY low, so that comes at a great time!!!

A quick refresher on how HT calculates the BOGO, Buy 1 get 2 Free and the Buy 2 get 3 Free:
BOGO = item rings up half price
Buy 1 get 2 Free: items ring up 1/3 price
Buy 2 get 3 Free: The first two items ring up full price, then the next three items ring up at $0.00. 

Capri Sun 10 pack $1.77, limit 1
Also, this is included in the "Give Us a Try" Specials (Limit one free offer per transaction)
Get HT Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers free when you buy Capri Sun 10 pack

Blue Bunny Ice Cream - $3.19
Use the $1printable, Link: BB
= $2.19

Here we go again. General Mills is have their Buy 20, save $6 instantly.  I have a love/hate relationship with this promo.  The items are soooo very specific and if you get one item wrong - even a particular flavor, you don't get your $6.  BUT - when it works like it should, you can get a great price!!!

Save $6 instantly wyb any 20 participating GM Products using your VIC card. Offer redeemed instantly at checkout. Products must be purchased in a single shopping trip at HT. Valid 1/12-1/18/11. Limit one reward per transaction.

Thanks goes to "Adian&logansmommy" on for typing this list up:
GM Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios 17 oz, Fiber One Twin Pouch 16.2 oz, Reese's Puffs 13 oz, Kix Honey 12 oz, or Banana Nut Cheerios 10.8 oz 2/$5

GM Cereal: Cheerios 18 oz, Cinnamon Toast Crunch 24.8 oz, MultiGrain Cheerios 16.2 oz, Whole Grain Total 16 oz, Fiber One Caramel Delight 15.6 oz, Fiber One Honey Clusters 14.25 oz, Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat 15 oz, or Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters 17 oz 2/$6

Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper 10/$10
Yoplait Original 4 pack 2/$4
Yoplait Kids or Trix Yogurt 2/$4
Yoplait Gogurt 2/$4
Pillsbury Toaster Streudel 2/$4
Totino's Pizza 4/$5
Totino's Pizza Rolls, 7.5 oz. BOGO
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 4 oz. 10/$10
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, 5 ct. 10/$10
Pillsbury Golden Layers Biscuits, 10 ct. 10/$10
Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, 5 ct. 10/$10
Good Earth Restaurant Dry Dinners, Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dry Dinners, or Wanchai Ferry Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kits 2/$7
Yoplait Frozen Smoothie 2/$5
Pillsbury Pancakes 2/$4
Macaroni Grill Frozen Entrees $5.99
Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrees $5.99
Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix 2/$4
Betty Crocker Muffin Mix 2/$4
Betty Crocker Pouch Cookies Mix $1.79
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Sweet & Salty Nut Bars, Chewy Trail Mix Bars, Roasted Nut Crunch Bars 2/$5
Fiber One Chewy Bars or Chewy Bars 90 calorie 2/$5
Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers, Fruit Shapes, Fruit Roll-Ups, or Fruit by the Foot 2/$4

Buy any 2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix or Box Muffin Mix, get 1 free Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch.
Buy any 3 Nature Valley Granola Bars or Fiber One Chewy Bars, get $1.50 OYNO. Buy any 4, get $2.50 OYNO. Buy any 4, get $3.50 OYNO.
Buy any 3 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, get $1.00 OYNO. Buy any 4, get $2.00 OYNO. Buy any 5, get $3.00 OYNO
Check out My Coupon Teacher's blog for the coupon matchups, Link: MCT
I will post some scenarios using coupons when I get a good list together.

Florida Juice Oranges, 4 lb. $2.97
Florida Red Grapefruit, 5 lb. $2.97

All Natural Fresh Assorted Pork Chops, 9 ct. $1.99/lb
Sanderson Farms Thighs or Drumsticks $0.99/lb

Old Orchard Apple Juice $1.69
Use the .50 printable, Link: OO
= .69

Martha White Muffin Mix, .59 with in-ad coupon (expires 1/25)
The coupon came out in last week's ad. If you don't have it, ask customer service and they will give you one.)
Use the .55/2 coupon from the 11/7 Red Plum
= .04 ea

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Drug Store deals for the week of 1/9 - 1/14/11

Reeses Minis/Hersheys Drops, $1.59, get $1.59 ECBs, limit 1
= FREE after ECB

Snickers Singles On Sale: $0.89, Get $0.89 ECB limit 1
=FREE after ECB

Buy 4 Maalox at $5.59 = $21.98
Use 4 $5.00/1 coupon from the 1/9 SS
Final Price: $1.98 Earn $10 ECBs, limit 1

Spend $20 on Select Lysol, Finish, or Air Wick Products, get $10 ECBs
Thanks goes to Saving and Giving Blog: SG
Deal Scenario #1:
Buy 3 Electrasol Finish Dishwashing detergents $3 each = $9
Buy 1 Air Wick Ultra Freshmatic Starter Kit $6
Buy 1 Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic Starter Kit $6
Total = $21
Use 3 $2.25 coupons from the 1/2 SS
Use the $4 Air Wick from the 1/2 SS
Use the $4 Lysol printable, Link: Lysol
Pay $6.25
Get back a $10 ECBs

Buy 4 Fresh Matic Starter Kits - $24
Use 4 $4 off coupons
ECBs Earned: $10

Flex-A-Min BOGO
Use the $5 coupons from the 12/5 RP

Coke Product 6 pack bottles, $3.00
$1 UP Reward when you buy 2
= $2.50 each when you buy 2

Stayfree Pads, $2.50, get $2 UP Rewards when you buy 2
Use BOGO coupon form the 1/9 Smart Source
AND the $1 printable, Link: SF
+UP Reward: $2.00

Blink Tears, $7.99, get $7.99 SCR, limit 1
$1 coupon from the 1/2 SS
= $1 MONEYMAKER after Rebate
If you have a lot of UP Rewards, this is how you can turn them in to cash. Use them to pay for the item and submit for rebate.

Tylenol Precise Heat Patch or Cream, $5.00, get $3 UP Reward
Use the $2 coupon from the 12/12 RP

Motrin PM (20 ct) - $3.00, get a $2 UP Reward
Use the $6/2 coupon from the 1/9 Smart Source
= $O OOP
These are flying off the shelves!!! Good luck finding them!

Finish Dishwasher Powder, Gelpacs, Powerball Tabs, Quantamatic Kit, or Jet Dry - Buy 1 - Get 1 FREE
Use the $3/1 Finish Detergent Dispenser System from the 12/5 SS
or the $3 Electrasol/Finish Quantamatic System printable, Link: Finish
= Great Price

Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, $1.00, get $1 UP Rewards when you buy 2
= .50 each when you buy 2

Go Kids! Multi Vitamins Gummies $5.00, Get $5 RR

Quaker Oats, $1.50 (in-ad coupon)
Use the $1 coupon from the 1/2 RP
= .50

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Super Doubles Run, January 5, 2011

What a great way to get the year started.......SUPER DOUBLES!!!

Thanks goes to my husband for doing a run with me first thing this morning.  Secondly, to my family and friends who save their coupons for me and last, but certainly not Harris Teeter friends, who are exceptionally nice and always make sure I find what I want/need.  Now for sponsorship.....just kidding.....NO, you are NOT watching an awards show....

Here is what was on my list for the first trip:

Weight Watchers bakery items
King's Hawaiian Rolls
7th Generation Dish Liquid
Lysol Wipes
Electrasol Tablets
Ziploc containers
Kashi Cereal (I had a Vocal Point freebie with a $3 coupon in it = FREE)
McCormick Spices (I got two and did not get the Catalina, so I will be emailing them this morning)
Rhodes frozen rolls
Coffee mate Creamers
Yo Crunch
Angel Soft TP (this is why my total is so high)
Along with the appropriate coupons from above, I had a couple of wine hangtags for $1 off any grocery order over $5, which doubled to $2.

Total # of items: 36
Retail value: $137.12
VIC Savings: $53.29
Coupons: $76.25
Total OOP:  $7.58
Savings %:  94.5%

Good Luck to you all!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Shopping List 1/5 - 1/11/11 - UPDATED 1/6

Updates for 1/6 in ORANGE

Updates for 1/5 in PURPLE:

Crunchmaster Crackers, $1.99
$1.00 printable, Link:  CM
These crackers are located with the bread or near the speciality cheese in the deli area. (Thanks goes to Moggy at AFC for this!)Pacific Natural Soups, $1.67

$1.00 printable, Link: PS

Biltmore dressings, 16 oz., $1.99

$1 coupon 12/05 SS

Here's a first pass at the Super Doubles List:

Campbell's Chunky Soups 18.6-18.8 oz BOGO at $1.12 ea
Check out this link for several coupons: CC
= Cheap

Regina Red Wine Vinegar $2.35
$1 printable, Link: Reg
=$.35 each

Mueller's Pasta $0.89 - $1.78
.55 printable, Link: Mue

Muir Glen Tomato Paste $1.55
$1.00 printable, Link: Muir

Catalina Deal:
McCormick Red Cap Herbs, Spices or Black Pepper 1/2 to 1/30/2011
Buy 2, get $1.50 OYNO
Buy 3, get $2.50 OYNO
All must be purchased in one shopping order.
Use the .75 coupon from the 12/2 RP
= very little OOP/MONEYMAKER after Catalina

Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats $2.65
$1 coupon 1/2 RP
= .65 each

Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice 64 oz B2G3 ($2.95 ea)
$1/2 printable, Link:  OO
= .78 each (use only one coupon - the first two items ring up full price and the next three ring up at $0)

Finish Dishwasher Detergent BOGO at $2.74 ea
$2.25 coupon from the 1/2 SS
= .49

Seventh Generation Dish Washing Liquid 25 oz. $1.99
$1.00 coupon from the 10/31 RP
or $1.00 printable, Link: (register) SG
or $1.00 printable, Link: SG

Seventh Generation Baby Wipes (70 ct.) $2.99
(use coupon from above)
= .99

Kleenex Hand Towels $3.39
$1 coupon 1/02 SS
= $1.39

Lysol Wipes $2.00
$1.00/2 coupon 1/02 SS
= $1.00 ea

Ziploc containers (medium square), BOGO at $1.74 ea
$1.50/2 coupon 12/5 SS
= .48 for 2

YoCrunch Yogurt 4 count $2.00
$1.00 printable, Link: Yo no prints available

Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls 12 ct. $2.25
$1 coupon 12/12 SS
OR $1 printable, Link: Rhodes
= .25 ea

EVIC - Assorted Lean Cuisine Entrees 1.77, limit 1 (Reg price $2.47)
$1/2 1/02 SS
= $1.12 ea for 2

Birds Eye Premium Steam Fresh Broccoli Florets (12 oz.) BOGO at $1.32 ea
.50/2 coupon 12/12 SS
= .82 ea

Gorton's Signature Grilled Tilapia (6.3 oz.) BOGO at $2.44 ea
.50 printable, Link: Gorton
= $1.44 after coupon
Colgate BOGO at $1.44 ea
.75 coupon from 1/2 SS

Reach Dental Floss $1.85
$1.00 coupon from the 10/10 RP

Johnson & Johnson's 4 oz Baby Powder or Baby Oil $1.75
$1.00 printable, Link: J&J

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Drug Store Deals for the week of 1/2 - 1/8/11

I am only hitting the high spots this week in preparation for HT's Super Doubles Even that starts on Wednesday.

Wisk, $5, spend $25 get $10 ECBs
Use the $2 coupon from the 1/2 Red Plum
5 Wisk @ $5 each = $25
-5 $2/1 coupons
= $15 oop
Get $10 ECBs
=$1 each

Excedrin PM, $5.00, Get $10 ECBs wyb $20, Limit 1
Use the $2.50 coupon from the 12/05 Smart Source
4 Excedrin PM $20.00
4 $2.50 coupons
Total: $10.00, Get $10 ECBs
= 4 FREE

Listerine Total Care, Zero, Advanced 1 Liter or Smart Rinse 16.9, $5.00, Get $5 ECBs wyb $10, limit 2
$2.00 Printable, Link: PM  or RP 10/10
= .50ea. wyb 2 after coupons and ECBs

Thanks goes to Anita for this:
Buy (2) Revlon Cosmetics/Tools at aroun $2.99 ea, get $7 ECBs (limit 1)

Wet Ones Wipes or Vanity Fair Napkins, $1.99, get a $1 UP Reward
Use the $1 Wet Ones printable, Link: Wet Ones

Gas X, $4.99, get $2 SCR
Use the $4 coupon from the 12/12 Smart Source

Aquafresh Toothpaste, $2.50
Use the $1 printable, Link: Aqua
AND use the $1.50 Video Values coupon

Mars Holiday Candy, .50
Buy 2 and use the $1/2 printable, Link: Mars

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, $6.99
Use $2.50 printable, Link: Huggies
As low as $4.49 after coupon

Omega Factor-3, $10, get $10 Register Rewards
= FREE after Register Rewards

SalonPas Arthritis Pain Patches (5 ct), $5.99, get $6 Register Rewards
= FREE after Register Rewards
Get $3 Register Rewards when you buy $10 in participating products

Buy 4 Advil products at $3 each
Use 4 $2 printables, Link: Advil
=.25 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sunday Coupon Inserts for 1/2/11

It's going to be a great week to purchase multiple papers!!! 

There will be 2 Red Plums, 2 Smart Sources and 1 P&G General Mills (thanks Anita!!!)

Stock up - Harris Teeter is having Super Doubles beginning on Wednesday!!!