Monday, August 30, 2010

High Value diaper q's!

Head over HERE to get some super high value diaper q's:

$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural
$3.50/2 Huggies Snug & Dry
$4/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers

There's also a $1/1 Lunchables w/Water that you might want to print for a possible sale...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A slight break from our regularly scheduled program

I am taking a small break from couponing to share a blog with you guys.

A very close friend of mine recently started a blog that I want to spread the word about.

She has three children who are recovered autistic. Yes, you read that right, recovered. Her children have had issues with autism, sensory disorders, and many severe food allergies. She has spent many years learning how to get and keep her children healthy and it is a daily battle, but one that is totally worth it. She has decided to start blogging to share her knowledge (and she's a genius when it comes to this topic- although she would probably argue with me about that as she is very modest :) ).

HERE is the link to her blog, Autism Recovered.

Please pass this along to anyone you think it might help.

A Rite Aid plan

This is a great week at Rite Aid, and a little overwhelming! Here was my plan (until I found out that my store did not get in the Restoratives and no longer carries the Butt Paste)... Maybe it will help those of you starting out. It's an awesome starting week!

transaction 1
Pantene 4.00
-$2/1 mq 8.29.10 PG
-$1/1 RAq printable
Colgate 2/$3
-$1/1 Colgate from Diabetes and You aWags (x2)
Listerine Zero $3.99
-$1/1 vvq
-$2/1 ip mq
=$2.99 oop
earn $2 up, $1 up, $ and $1 up

Trans 2
Bouddreaux's Butt Paste $3.99
-$3/1 vvq
-$2/1 mq 4.11.10 RP
4 Oral B Pulsar $19.96
-Bogo mq (x2) = $9.98
-$.75/1 Oral B 8.29.10 PG (x2) = $1.50
2 oral b Advantage Plus $5.38
-Bogo mq = $2.69
-$.75/1 Oral B 8.29.10 PG
4 old Spice Deo $16
-Bogo mq 8.29.10 PG (x2) = $8
-$1/2 mq $100 P&G Booklet
2 Secret deo $8
-Free wyb OS mq (x2) = $8
1 Secret Body Spray $5.49
-Free wyb 2 Secret deo = $5.49
1 gain $.89
-$1/1 mq 8.29.10 PG

-1/10 oral crt
-$4 up from tran 1


earn $15 up
And $1 SCR Oral B, $2 SCR Oral B

transaction 3
Bufferin $6.99 (price matched to large ad)
-$3/1 mq
Nivea Men $3.00
-$1/1 mq 8.29.10 RP
Nivea Lip $2.99
-$1/1 mq Sept All You
Art Lights thing $3.59
2 Doritos (my weakness) $4

use $15 up
=$.57 +tax

Earn $1 up (Nivea lip), $1 up (Doritos), $2 up (Nivea men)
And: $3.59 SCR (art lights), $6.00 SCR (Bufferin), $1.99 SCR (Nivea Lip)
(Total back, up and scr= $15.58)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kroger Mega finals from last week

Well I FINALLY found the Crayons in stock, the night before the Cat deal ended and prayed the cat would print (It didn't the first, and only other, time I bought them). I diid a sample transaction, rolling the $4 GM cat, and yay! It printed! So I rolled it with two more sets, then hit the other Kroger in town yesterday to try to get more. I bought them out of crayons. The crayons weren't marked as a sale, the catalina wasn't listed, so I figured no one else would be looking for them. :) Plus it was the very last day you could do the deal.

Here's my grand total in 12 transactions on both days, started with a $4 GMcat:
8 Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits
-$.50/1 mq
132 Crayola Crayons
5 Goldfish
4 Boulder Canyon Chips
2 apples
3 small bunches bananas
21 Bumblebee tuna
-$.55/1 blinkie or $1/2 mq
14 Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade treats
-$.50/1 mq (sent to me by a wonderful friend in Ga! regional coupon! Thanks Mel!!)
2 Gardettos
-$.50/1 mq, $.50/1 cellfire/Kroger eq
2 Pillsbury Sweet Moments
-$1/1 mq, $1/1 cellfire/Kroger eq
18 Sobe Juice/Tea (these rang up $1.59/ea, so the "free" took off $1.59, so $.61 overage for each two bought)
-$bogo mq, $2/10 Kroger eq

Total Tax: $5.62
Total OOp: $8.15

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have a whole lot of things going on right now that are precluding me being online a lot. . . So excuse my infrequent posts.

Meanwhile, anyone have, or know of a home for rent in the Nashville/Clarksville area? 1500+ sq feet... $900 range...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Huge shopping day today!

I was out shopping all day today. Left my house at 7:15 and got home a little after 6pm.

Here are some of the deals I got...

Harris Teeter
Naked Juice 2/$3
-$1/1 mq ip- doubled

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.99
-$1/1 ip - doubled

Wholly Guacamole $1.99
-$1/1 ip - doubled

Kraft Homestyle Mac&Cheese $1.99
-$1/1 mq -doubled

Total Spent at HT: $11.23
Total Saved: $111.77
Left with two $10 oyno cats
=$8.77 profit


Honest Tea Kids 8pouch box $3.49 bogo
-$.75/1 mq ip
-$1/1 Whole Foodsq

Reach Dental Floss $1.49
-$1/1 or $.50/1 or $3/3 mq (various places)
-$1/1 Publixq from "save $15 flyer"
= -$.51

2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats $4.19 bogo
OceanSpray Cranberry juice $3.59 bogo
-$1/2 Kellogg's mq
-$1/2 Kellogg's Targetq
-$2/1 Oceanspray wyb 2 Frosted mini-wheats mq (Fuel for School booklet)
=$1.99/3 products, plus I made sure to search the shelves for the Frosted mini-wheats with the Toy Story codes so I can get the $5 concession cash!

Bic pencils 3/$3
-$1/2 Bic mq
-$1/1 Bic Target q
= -$.50

Total (cash) spent at Publix: $4.72
Total saved: $458.07
Total gift card left: $25 (started with $17.39 in gift cards)
Total profit: $2.89

Women's Champion 3pk Socks $5
-$5/1 Champion Target Printable

Purina One 6oz bags dog food $1
-$1/1 Purina Target printable

Men's Merona t-shirt $5.58
-$3/1 Target printable

Sobe $1
-Bogo Sobe mq
-$.50/1 Target printable (x2)
=2 Free

Target Total Spent: $3.29
Total Saved: $67.24

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I hit Wags early today b/c I didn't know how many Biotrue were in stock and I needed them to roll my $10rrs. They only had three, so I'm glad I went early!

Proglide was a problem. The deal on those ends today, but apparently, corporate pulled it early, so not only were they ringing up full price ($12.99 instead of $9.89) they also were not producing the rr. The cashier price modified them for me, and then the mgr did a "return" of $15 and I got that back on a gift card, to make up for the $rr's not printing. (I bought three razors, so should have gotten 3 $5rr's).

Here was my transaction
1 Gillette Proglide $9.89 (price modified)
1 Dial Nutriskin $3.99
1 Biotrue $4.99
2 Penway folders $.09/ea

$4/1 Proglide
$4/1 Biotrue (found at WalMart)
$1/1 Dial ip
$10rr from Alive vitamins
=$.05 +tax

$3rr (dial), $4rr (Biotrue), shuold have gotten a $5rr for Proglide, but instead received $5 on a gift card

Then I did this at the second store:
1 Biotrue $4.99
1 folder $.09

$4/1 Biotrue
$1rr from Crayons last week


Earned $4rr

Friday, August 6, 2010

My crazy deals day, or "What to buy this week at Harris Teeter, Publix, Rite Aid, Kroger and CVS"

Hit up three Harris Teeters, Publix, CVS, Kroger and Rite Aid today. A looooong day. Thank goodness for grandparents that will babysit! (I gave them six overflowing bags of groceries, plus the Boost, which was for my grandfather. :) )

Here's what I got!

Harris Teeter #1
6 Pop-Tarts
4 NutriGrain Bars
1 Peter Pan Pnut Butter
=$8.07 oop
earned $10 cat
picked up Rainchecks for PopTarts, NutriGrain Bars and Special K cereal

Harris Teeter #2
(2 transactions)
12 Poptarts
4 NutriGrain Bars
4 Morningstar Sausage patties
2 Organic Vegetable Broth
=$5.16 oop
rolled $10cats
picked up rainchecks for poptarts and M'star boxes have $1/1 coupons in them I will use next week during SD

Harris Teeter #3
6 Poptarts
2 NutriGrain Bars
2 Morningstar Chicken Nuggets
1 20oz Mt Dew
rolled $10cat
picked up raincheck for poptarts
coupons for $1/1 Morningstar in boxes for next week

Harris Teeter Grand Total:
Spent $15.73
$10 Cat leftover
got rainchecks and coupons for next week
I will enter PopTarts codes HERE for free movie tickets!!

4 Boost
-3/1 ip's
2 Caliber 5" scissors (with raincheck)
-$1/2 CRT
1 CVS 2oz Hand Sanitizer
-free crt
Used $10ecb, $2.99 ecb

=$1.55 oop
Earned $6 ecb (with raincheck)

22 Jars Ragu
18 Boxes Crystal Light
1 bag ice
2 Stouffers Mac & Cheese
4 Thermacare
1 Smart Balance Milk (raincheck)
3 Lance Crackers
2 Pepperidge Farm cinnamon bread
17 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
8 Chef Boyardee small cans
4 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
8 Motts Medleys
1 $5 Publix gift card
Total oop: $3.18 on gift card
Total saved: $213.95

(I had 8 of the $1.50/1 any GM cereal Publix mq stock up/save peelies, and went to the Kroger that accepts competitor coupons!)
2 Fiber One
6 Lucky Charms
= -$2.xx
Earned $4 cat
(I bought the wrong size Cinn Toast Crunch, returned/rebought other items included in the cat deal, ended up coming out ahead in cash)

Rite Aid
(two transactions)
8 Veet
1 Pampers Cruisers
1 Pampers wipes tub
3 Profoot
2 6-pk Beer
3 candy bars
Used $3 +up & $20 Allergy Certificate & 2x $5/25 q's
=$.56 on gift card
Earned $2 +up, $2 +up, $15 SCR, $2 SCR

Grand total for day
Cash spent: $15.28
ecbs/ups/etc spent: $35.99
Gift card $ spent: $3.74
Gift cards, MIR, bucks/cats earned: $46
Plus four free movie tickets. (worth $48)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Harris Teeter deals

Wow. I am actually looking at deals at HT! That never happens. ;)

There's a current catalina promotion going for Kelloggs/Keebler/Morningstar/Sunshine (I think) products. Get a $10oyno wyb 10 items. Many of these are 50% off this week- so I am actually considering hitting up HT tomorrow to do a deal. Next week, if Super-Doubles happens, we might see even better deals, but the products probably won't be on sale, so it might come out the same in the end- remains to be seen. I would recommend getting a raincheck for poptarts if you go in this week and they're out- b/c that would make them free++ with SD!

Here's some prices of some of the items included (pretty sure all these are included) :
Eggo Waffles $2.00
-$1/2 mq 7.25.10 RP

Morningstar Farms $3.29
-$1/1 or $1/2 mq ip, peelie, inside package

Special K Cereal $1.74
$1/2 7.25.10 RP

Nutri-Grain Bars $1.77
$.75/1 mq 7.11.10 RP

Pop-Tarts $1.09
$1/2 blinkie, 6.13.10 RP, 7.11.10 RP

Frosted Mini-Wheats $1.99
$1/2 7.11.10 RP

Froot Loops/Apple Jacks $1.49
-$.70/1 blinkie

Corn Flakes $1.57-$1.64
$.75/1 Cinnamon Corn Flakes 8.8.10 SS

Crispix $1.89

Frosted Flakes $1.69
$1/3 HERE

Raisin Bran $1.92-$1.99
$1/2 HERE

Rice Krispies $1.59

So, here's a scenario idea:
4 Pop-Tarts $1.09/ea
3 Nutri-Grain Bars $1.77/ea
3 Froot Loops $1.49

2x $1/2 Pop-Tarts mq
3x $.75/1 Nutrigrain mq (doubled) = $1.50/ea
3x $.70/1 Froot Loops (doubled) = $1.40

=$3.44 oop
earn $10 oyno

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Need info about Harris Teeter

Could some regular Nashville-area Harris Teeter shoppers help me out?

I know the rules for triples/Super-duobles, but are the regular everyday rules the same? Max of twenty coupons doubled, no more than three like? (I know no more than two ip's...)

The Nashville area stores are really coupon unfriendly, so if you regularly shop at one...and know the answer... I'd love your input!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Free dog food at Target

If your dog liked the free Purina One from Walgreens, head over to Target for some more!

Target is now carrying (well, some stores, not all) the small bags of Purina One smartblend. These are priced at a mere $1.00! There is a Target printable for $1/1 Purina One Smartblend dog food (any size!).

Now this will beep, probably because it is intended for the big bags, but the coupon says any, so if you have a cashier that can read, you should be ok.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A few walgreens notes

There aren't many deals at Waglreens this week but there's one moneymaker, if your store will allow it.

Visine $3.99 (regular price)
-$2/1 mq (found in allergy booklets at Rite Aid)
-$2/1 wagsq in-ad
-$2/1 Wagsq in monthly booklet
= -$2.01

If you don't have the $2/1, there's a $1/1 Visine q in the 6.13.10 RP. A note, today, I could only get one per transaction. When I tried to get 2, the wags q's did not multiply.

There is a similar deal on Listerine, but I did not do that deal as I didn't have any mq's with me.
Listerine regular prices, $5.49 and $5.79.
If you have any $2/1 Listerine q's, you'll get a little overage with the two $2/1 Wags' q's.

There is supposed to be a 15% Friends/Family discount coupon available from tomorrow through Wednesday on Facebook, so that will lower the oop a little for your purchases.