Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CVS scenario and super cheap diapers

Here's my plan for CVS this week, starting with NO ecb's. :)

Transaction 1
2 CVS brand pantiliners 2/$1
=$1 oop+tax

earn $1 ecb wyb 2 CVS pantiliners

Transaction 2
Biotrue 2oz $2.99 (monthly deal)
-$2/1 ip (no longer available)
-$1 ecb
=$0 oop+tax

earn $2.99 ecb wyb Biotrue

Transaction 3
Kotex U $4.99
-$1/1 KotexU printable HERE
-$1/1 CVS q from magic coupon machine (if you don't get this, there's a $1.50/1 in the RIB magazine)
-$2.99 ecb

Earn $4.99 ecb wyb KotexU

Transaction 3
Celsius Tea $7.99 (monthly deal)
-$2/1 Celsius printable
-$4.99 ecb
=$1.99 oop+tax

earn $7.99 ecb wyb Celsius

Transaction 4
Photo Book $7.99
-$7.99 ecb
=$0 +tax oop

earn $7.99 ecb wyb Photo Book

Transaction 5
Pampers Box diapers $21.99
-$3/1 Pampers mq (from Vocal Point, or $2/1 6.6.10 P&G)
-$4/20 (if you have it, if you haven't received a coupon in your email in a while, re-register and you should get a $4/20 in your email)
-$7.99 ecb
=$7.oo oop+tax

(check your printed cvs q's from the magic machine! I had a $4.50/1 Pampers Big Box that just expired and my CVS will take expired q's, making my oop $2.50!)

Earn $10ecb wyb Pampers box

Grand total oop: $9.99+tax with $10 ecb left!! (and for me, I have the $4.50 CVS Pampers q, so my oop will be $5.49!!!)

If you don't have the Biotrue q, add a RIB mag in the first transaction, don't do the second transaction and change the third transaction to the $1.50/1 Kotexq and the $1 ecb, throw in a candy bar to cover the $.50 difference.

Publix deals this week, 7.28-8.3.10

Here are the super deals I see this week at Publix! There are tons and tons of deals this week, but here's my favorites!!

Cascadian Farms Granola Bars 3.99 bogo
$1/1 Cascadian Farms printable (register and coupons will be emailed) HERE
$1/1 Cascadian Farms Whole Foods printable HERE (if your store accepts Whole Foods as a competitor)
=Free with both q's

Gardein Garden Protein Meat-free entrees $3.99 bogo
$1/1 Gardein mq HERE (or contact the company and they will send you some!)

Toufayan Pita Bread $1.29 bogo

Bertolli Pasta Sauce $2.95 bogo
(Great price for Bertolli, I only wish there were manufacturer's coupons available!)

Mt Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles $2.19 bogo
-$.50/1 blinkie
=$.10 each with doubles

Sprout Organic Baby Food $.99 bogo
-Bogo mq from Publix Smary Savings booklet
=FREE!! (Even in our area where it rings up half price- because the cashier enters the coupon as $.50 so the register will automatically double it. :D

Yoplait GoGurt $2.19 bogo
-$1/1 ip HERE
(I recommend the Simply GoGurt - no added coloring or HFCS)

Starbucks or Ben & Jerry ice cream pints $3.79 bogo
-$1/1 Starbucks HERE
-$1/1 Ben & Jerry's Whole Foods (competitor coupon) from Whole Deal booklet or printable, no longer available

Hunt's Ketchup $1.65 bogo
-$1/2 FLip (with a scannable barcode, but labeled store coupon?)
(there's also a deal with the Conagra booklet, but I don't think we've found it here in TN)

Progresso Soup 4/$5
-$1.10/3 Progresso printable HERE
-$1/2 Progresso Rite Aid Video Values coupon
=$2.30/6 if your store allows more than one RA coupon

Softsoap 10/$10
-$.50/1 Softsoap printable HERE

We don't actually eat Pop-Tarts (terrible for you and most flavors have Gelatin, which is a meat by-product) but this is a good deal on them, plus, you can enter codes for free movie tickets
Kelloggs Pop-Tarts $1.99 bogo (at my store)
-$1/2 blinkie or HERE

Monday, July 26, 2010

A deal at Rite Aid

Rite Aid has been hit or miss lately for me, what with the hiddne Up+ limits, the changes to the registers (not allowing coupons to go into tax) and so forth. So here's a deal I discovered that made me pretty happy! ;)

Colgate $3.00, earn $3 Up+
-$1/1 mq 7.11.10 SS
=$2.00 oop

Rolaids 12ct Chews $1.00 w/card
-$4/2 mq 6.6.10 RP
=$2 overage when you buy two

So here's my transaction
1 Colgate $3
2 Rolaids $1/ea

-$1/1 Colgate
-$4/2 Rolaids

Pay tax, earn $3 Up+

Repeat. This one is unlimited per card, so you will continue to get Up+s. If you do this enough, you can be on your way to qualifying for the Oral Rebate Gift Card.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Working Walgreens

A lot of people have Walgreens issues with their stores accepting coupons, overage and all other sorts of things.

yes, I have problems too. Several stores that are convenient for me (near my grandparents' house) do not accept internet printables at all, so that stinks.

There are a few tips that will help you at Walgreens, and these are not wrong, fraudulent, or illegal. It just helps prevent beeps, and therefore drama.

These tips are mostly only valid at stores that have not converted to the new registers (as I have heard the new registers do not allow overage)

When purchasing an item that provides overage, always hand over the manufacturer coupons first, and the Wags coupons last. If your store insists on doing wags coupons first, try this: Hand over the items, then the mq's. (don't have the wags q in sight). After a second of hesitation, say, oh! i forgot about the in-ad/monthly coupon! And then flip through to find it. At that point, they usually won't void the transaction to re-ring it, although some stores may do it.

If your items involve overage on mq's alone, your last q will beep, so try doing this:
Let's say I want 10 bags of Purina One dog food at $1.99/ea and want to use ten coupons for $2.00/1. My last coupon will beep because I am now over the threshold of the total purchased vs. total amount of coupons presented.

So what I do is get 11 bags. I then (somewhere out of sight of the cashier) pull out ten coupons. I make sure to get something small to eat the overage. Then I hand over all my items. 11 bags of food and one filler. Cashier scans all items. I start counting out my coupons as I hand them over, commenting "let me count these to make sure I have the right ones". then I count... When I get to the last two, I make a "huh?" sound and pretend to look through my coupons as I hand over the last two, numbers nine and ten. Then I say, "You know what? I thought I had eleven coupons, but I only have ten. I must have put the other one in a different folder (used it already, etc) Let me take one of those off and just get the ten." The cashier will then void one item. No beeps, no drama. And I get to use ten coupons on ten items. Wags gets reimbursed full face value, so there is nothing wrong with outsmarting the register like this.

I did exactly the above three times this week while trying to use up all my dog food q's at stores other than my regular store ;) I didn't have any trouble, even at the difficult stores.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

High Value hot dog coupon

We don't eat hot dogs, so I don't know if this will equal a good deal, nor do I know anything about this brand, lol, BUT
There's a $2/1 Farmer John hot dog coupon HERE
(if you don't see it, try zip 30013)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A few more Kroger deals

A few more deals I noticed at Kroger this week-

Fisher Bologna is $.88 (non-Mega sale)
-$.40/1 mq 6.13.10 RP (doubled)

Michelina's entrees $.88 (non-Mega sale)
-$.50/1 Michelina's Breakfast entree 5.9.10 SS (if included and doubled)
=Free (you won't get overage on the double)

Joint Juice singles $.99 (only at some stores) (non-Mega sale)
-$2/1 mq 6.6.10 SS
(Thanks Melissia!!)

Honest Tea $1.00 (non-Mega sale)
-$.50/1 mq HERE
(Thanks Melissia!!)

Spaghettios $.49 (after Mega)
-$.50/2 Spaghettios HERE
=2 Free after doubles

Crest toothpaste $1.00 (non-Mega sale)
-$.50/1 Crest mq 6.27.10 RP, 6.6.10 P&G, 7.4.10 P&G

Monday, July 19, 2010

Rite Aid week of 7.18

So there's some pretty good deals at Rite Aid this week. :)

It is REALLY good for those in the long ad area- unfortunately, here in Middle TN, we are in the sucky-ad area, so we're missing out on the BIG moneymaker (Zegerid). Nevertheless, I have some scenario ideas for you guys I will try to post tomorrow, but I wanted to point out this deal which might get overlooked.

Garnier Nutriste products are regular price, but there's a $5/1 in-ad coupon for these, and the towelettes are pictured. These are regularly priced at $6.29.
There's a $1/1 mq in the 7.11.10 RP, as well as a $2/1 RA Video Values coupon this month (so far this coupon is a short barcode coupon, meaning you can use it more than once).
AND when you buy two, you get a $3 up+

So here's your deal:

2 Garnier Towelettes $6.29/ea
1 Traditional Smooth Moves tea $3.69
1 Dulcolax Balance $9.99

-$5/25 HERE (use zipcode 10038) or from VV program
-2x Garnier $5/1 in-adq
-2x Garnier $2/1 VVq
-2x Garnier $1/1 mq
-$2/1 Smooth Moves printable here
-$4/1 Dulcolax coupon 5.16.10 SS


Earn: $3up+ for Garnier
Submit for: $3.69 SCR for Tea, $9.99 for Dulcolax

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yeah BABY!! It's official!!!

I have had a really, really tough day. So imagine the joy in my heart when I saw THIS a mere four miles from my house!! (I was taking this pic from the middle turning lane of the street, so I hope you all can read that this says, COMING SOON, PUBLIX)


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kroger Mega sale Week of 7.11.10, Louisville/Nashville region (Updated 7.13.10 with add'l items)

Finally a new Mega sale!! Buy 10 and get $5 off (so, basically $.50/each off)
A few items that make a good deal. Unfortunately the Gatorade Prime/Recover are not included, so the q's that are available for those won't do us any good. :( I made a trip to Kroger today to note the deals and I am sure I missed some, but here's what I found today... will add more when I get back there in a couple of days. Prices listed are AFTER the $.50 discount.

(more q matches to come...)

First, I found a great deal on Gluten Free pasta items, that is not a Mega sale item.
Lundberg brand pasta items are Gluten free and priced $2.89-$3.09 BOGO! That is an INCREDIBLE price for Gluten free pasta!

Mega Sale Items
Izze Cans 4pk 2.49
Izze bottled 4pk $3.49
Kashi Go Lean Cereal 3.49
-$1/1 peelie found on most cereals at my Kroger stores
FREE Boulder Canyon chips $.99
-$1/1 printable HERE

Rice-Roni or Pasta Roni $.79
Idohoan Potatoes $.49
Welch's Juice $2.49
-$2/1 printable (no longer available)
-$1/1 printable HERE
-$.75/1 Welch’s Grape Juice or Juice Blends, 64 or 96 oz, 7.11.10 SS
Cap'n Crunch $2.19
Quaker Life $2.19
Nilla Wafers $1.99
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies $1.49
Chips Ahoy $1.49
Nabisco 100 Calorie packs crackers/cookies $2.50
Oreos (not including Cakesters) $2.47
Quaker Rice Cake snacks, True Delights $.99
Quaker Chewy Bars $1.49
South Beach Living Bars $2.00
Rice Krispie Treats $1.49
-$1/1 printable HERE
Planters Nut*Trition Bars, Big Nut Bars $2.00
Keebler Townhouse crackers $1.99
-$1/2 Keebler Town House Crackers, 9.5oz+ 6.06.10 RP
FREE Keebler Wheatables and Wheatable Nut Crisps $1.49
-$BOGO peelie, Purchase one Keebler Wheatables Crackers (8oz or larger, any flavor) and get one package Keebler Wheatables Nut Crisps Free - Wheatables - valid up to $4.00
Family Size Triscuits and Wheat Thins $3.49
Spaghettios $.49
Kraft Easy Mac cups $.15 - $.49 (yes two varieties are only $.15/ea, but all were already sold out when I got there this morning!!)
-$B2G1 printable HERE
-$1/5 Kraft Easy Mac Cups tearpad
Kraft Mayo/Miracle Whip $1.67
-$1.50/2 Miracle Whip or Kraft Mayo, 12 or 22 oz 6.20.10 SS
Wishbone Dressing $1.49
Krusteaz Muffin/Pancake/Cookie mix $1.49
HandiFoil pans $1.00 - $3.00
-$1/1 blinkie right in front of display ;)
DelMonte Fruit Cups/Chillers $1.49

Ore-Ida frozen potatoes, all varieties $2.29
Stouffer Meals $1.66, $1.88
Stouffer subs $2.25
-$1/1 Stouffer's Corner Bistro Toasted Sub, Any -4.11.10 SS
Lean Cuisine Frozen meals $1.13. $1.36, $1.68, $1.71, $1.88, $1.98
-$1/3 Lean Cuisine Casual Cuisine (pizza, flatbread or panini) Shortcuts eCoupon
-$1/2 Lean Cuisine Entree HERE
-$1/2 Lean Cuisine Market Creations, July All You Magazine
-$1/5 Lean Cuisine Entrees 5.02.10 SS
Green Giant Steamers $1.49
-$.50/1 printable HERE
Tombstone Frozen Pizza $2.49
-$2/1 Tombstone mq HERE (like on FB and share your summer fun, then you can print the q)
Contessa Frozen $3.98
Kroger Meals Made Simple $3.98
Tyson Chicken $3.99
Gorton's Frozen fish/shrimp $2.29, $3.69
Sara Lee Pies, Cakes, Bites $2.79
-$1/1 Sara Lee Frozen printable HERE
Totinos Pizza Rolls $2.49
TGIF Snacks $2.49
Klondike Bars $1.97
Dove Bars $2.49
Pillsbury Savorings $2.49
Boca Burgers $2.19
-$1/1 blinkie (found at Publix)
Aunt Jemima Waffles, Pancakes, Breakfast meals $1.49
Kroger brand Private Selection Ice Cream $1.97
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream pints $1.97
Breyers $1.97
-.75/2 Breyers Ice Cream, 48 oz, 6.27.10 SS
Toaster Strudel $1.49
-$.35/1 Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries, any - 05-16-10 SS

Cold Items
Kraft Shredded Cheese/Chunks/Cubes $1.88, $2.99
-$1/1 peelie
Simply Potatoes $.99
Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99
FREE Philadelphia Cream Cheese minis $.99
-$1/1 mq from Kraft First Taste (still available?)
Dannon Activia Yogurt $1.67
Dannon Danimals and Dano-Nino Yogurt $1.79
Florida Natural OJ $2.27
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations $1.99
-$1/1 peelie (found at Food Lion)
-$1/1 printable HERE
Lans O'Lakes Half and Half $1.99
International Delight Creamer $1.99
-$.55/1 mq printable HERE

Pepsi 2Liter $.75
Monster Singles $1.00
Amp Drink Singles $1.00
Planters Peanuts $1.99
Snyder's Pretzels $1.99
Tostitos Chips $2.25
Tostitos Salsa $2.10
Trident Gum multi-packs $2.00
Dentyne Gum multi-packs $2.00
Stride Gum multi-packs $2.00

Beggin Strips 6oz $2.49
Purina Busy Bones $2.49
Purina Dentastix $2.49
Caesar Bistro dinners $.49

Household Items
Lysol Cleaners (Toilet, All-Purpose, Wipes, etc) $1.99
S.O.S Sponges $2.50
O-Celo Sponges $1.00 - $2.50
Clorox Reusable Cloths $1.00
Playtex Handsaver and Disposable gloves $.50
Scotch Brite Erasing Pads $.59
Scotch Brite Greener lean Sponges $1.00
Scotch Brite Mini erasers $1.50
Scotch Brite Copper Pads $.69
Scotch Brite Stainless Steel Scrubbers $1.50
Energizer Batteries $2.50
Command Hooks $1.50, $2.50, $2.99
Scotch Packing/Mailing Tape $1.49, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50
Scotch Tapes (wraping tape, etc) $1.50 - $2.50
Scotch Mounting Squares $1.00, $1.39
Scotch Pop-Up Tape $1.00, $1.49
Post-it Notes $1.50, $2.00
Post It Flags $2.50
Scotch Duct Tape $4.09

Health and Beauty
L'Oreal Vive Pro and for Men $2.00
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner 6.20.10 RP
-$1 off L’Oreal Studio Line or Vive Pro Glossy Style Styling Product 6.20.10 RP or HERE
Aveeno Cleansers $4.50
L'Oreal Cleansers$5.50 - $16.00
Right Guard 3D Deodorant $1.50
Speed Stick Deodorant $1.00
Degree Deodorant $1.50
-$1 off Degree Women’s product HERE
FREE Suave Deodorant $1.00
-$.50/1 Suave Deodorant Product, Any - 07-11-10 RP
FREE Lever 2000 Bar Soap $1.50 (I think the 6-bar pack was included, if so, it's free)
$1.50/1 Lever 2000 Bar soap, (6-bar or larger), Any - 07-11-10 RP
Caress Bar Soap $1.50
Softsoap NutriSerums $1.66, $2.50
Softsoap Bodywash and Scrub $2.50
Irish Spring Bar soap $1.00
Irish Spring Bodywash $2.50
Softsoap 8.5oz Handsoap $1.00
Johnsons Baby $2.10, $2.50, $2.79
Listerine Smart Rinse $3.50
Aquafresh Kids Toothbrush $1.00
Colgate kids Toothbrush $2.00, $2.09
Colgate Kids Toothpaste $2.00
Reach Floss $2.00
Colgate Wisp $1.50
Reach Toothbrush $2.00- $2.50
Aquafresh Toothbrush $2.00
Colgate Toothbrush $2.00
Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste 3.00
Sensodyne Iso-Active Toothpaste $3.00
Colgate Pro-Clinical Toothpaste $2.50
Aquafresh Toothpaste $1.00, $2.00
Colgate MaxFresh, Total Advanced, Sensitive Toothpaste $2.00
-$1 off Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4 oz +, 7.11.10 SS
Colgate Toothpaste $1.50
Gilette Satin Care Shaving Gel $1.49
Gilette Men's Shaving Gel $1.49
Carefree Pads and Ultra Liners $2.00
Stayfree pads $2.00
Kotex $2.50
KotexU $3.50
Chapstick $.50
Tums $3.00
-$1/1 Tums, 24 ct. or larger 6.27.10 RP
Advil $3.00
Midol $5.00
Excedrin 100ct $6.50
Aleve 100ct $7.50
Band-Aid Assorted items $2.00
Bayer $5.00
One-A-Day Vitamins $6.50
One-A-Day Kids/Gummies Vitamins $5.50
Flinstones Vitamins $5.50

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Food Lion deals this week

A few nice deals this week:

All detergent $4.79 bogo
Use All Oxi $2/1 5.16.10 RP (this coupon expires Sunday!!)

Bestlife Buttery Spread $.99
-$1/1 Bestlife 5.16.10 RP or 6.13.10 RP
(I received a $.50/1 Country Crock catalina for each one I purchased)

And don't forget the Capri-Sun deal, $.07 after coupon- these expire 7.13.10

Monday, July 5, 2010

Free (at least very, very cheap) Pet Food

If you're like me, you're always looking for a good deal on pet food. We only feed our dogs dry food, so all those cans of mighty dog did me no good (donated them to a shelter here).

Well, found this deal:

Walgreens has the small bags of Purina One cat and dog food on sale for $1.99.
There was a $2/1 Purina Cat Food and a $2/1 Purina Dog Food in the 6.27.10 SS. Both are good on Any Size, Any package.

This was a regional coupon, which we did not get, but I found lots of 20 on Ebay for $1.25 with $.44 shipping. I bought 5 lots of 20, or 100 coupons, for a total of $6.69. I am having the SM at my Wags order 100 bags for me. This should keep my dogs fed for a couple of months at least. If they don't completely freak out over 100, I MIGHT ask them to order 200 and buy more coupons. :D

Because 100 bags of dog food for $5.59 + tax (a penny overage per bag = $1 off the total of 100) is pretty darn good!

I haven't bought any yet, but word is that for whatever reason, this coupon does not beep! (as they usually do, with even a penny over)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another Food Lion deal

Thanks to a poster on HCW, here's another Kraft deal for the Instant Savings

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunchmeats are $2.50 and part of the $5 Kraft deal.
-$1/1 HERE
earn $2 oyno cat wyb 3.

So, here's a suggested scenario:

(3) Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunch Meats @ $2.50 ea = $7.50
(2) Kraft Sandwich Spread @ $2 ea = $4.00
-3x $1/1 Oscar Mayer deli ip = - $3.00
-2x $1/1 Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo mq = - $2.00
- $5 Promo
Total OOP = $1.50
Receive $2.00 Catalina

Making this a $.50 mm

Sobe game coupon reset

Go HERE to play the Sobe Heads or Tails game (you don't need a code!). Most people are winning a bogo coupon, and it has reset - I just played and won and was able to print it TWENTY times!!! Just keep on hitting that back button 'til you cant print any more. :)

Oh, and when it tells you you've reached your print limit, go back to the "Click here to retrieve your coupon" button, and you'll be able to print MORE!!!