Sunday, February 28, 2010

Print these coupons! Fruit Snacks 5 Star Deal!!!

Starting Wednesday Albertsons is going to have Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks on sale for $1.
There is a current catalina going on right now: When you buy 5 boxes you get a $3.50 catalina!

There are $0.50 off 2 coupons HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. Print as many as you can. Print today because they will reset tomorrow and you should be able to print more!

With the coupon you get them for $0.10 a box, without the coupon they are $0.30!

Here's how it will work:
Buy 5 @ $1 each=$5
Use 2 $0.50 off coupons=$4 OOP
Get a $3.50 catalina for a final price of $0.50 for 5 boxes!!!

Then do it again and use your $3.50 catalina on your next transaction:
Buy 5 @ $1 each=$5
Use 2 $0.50 off coupons=$4
Use your $3.50 off catalina=$0.50 OOP
Plus, get another catalina!

Note: you can try using doublers too and make money on these. You will have to add another box or 2 to your 2nd transaction because your total can't be less than the tax amount. Here is what it would look like if you store doubles coupons that say Do Not Double. Albertsons is doubling the coupon, not the maunfacturer so technically they should double all coupons since their "Twice the Value" coupons do not disclude coupons that say Do Not Double. I have experienced both ways: some do, some don't.

Buy 5 @ $1 each=$5
Use 2 $0.50 off coupons
Use 2 doublers for another $1 off==$3 OOP
Get a $3.50 catalina for a $0.50 money maker on 5 boxes!!!

Then do it again but buy 7 boxes (Buy 6 if you aren't using coupons. If you are using a coupon then buy 7 so you can double them and not go below zero with the coupons and catalina).
Buy 7 @ $1 each=$7
Use 3 $0.50 off coupons
Use 3 doublers for another $1.50
Use your $3.50 off catalina=$0.50 OOP for 7 boxes
Plus, get another catalina! Factor in the catalina and you make $3.50 on 12 boxes!

Either way it's a great deal. I won't complain about $0.10 a box. :)

Thanks Fabulessly Frugal!

Fred Meyer Deals 2/28-3/6

There are so many good deals at Albertsons and Walgreens this week that I am just now looking at Fred Meyer and Target. I still need to add some coupon links.

Mac & Cheese $0.59 each Use $1 off 5 coupon HERE
FP $1.95 for 5, or $0.39 each. (Same price as Albertsons with doublers)

In-ad coupons:
Fred Meyer 1/2 gallon of milk, chocolate milk and orange juice $1.25 first 8
Fred Meyer Extra Large Eggs or English Muffins $1.50 first 6
Darigold Butter $2 first 4
Fred Meyer Canned Tomatoes or Beans $0.50 first 10
Oscar Mayer Deli Meat $2.50 first 4
Foster Farms Ground Turkey $3.99 first 4
Hershey's King Size Candy Bars $0.88 first 4
Friskies Cat Food $0.33 first 24
Ricola Cough Drops $1 first 10
Tillamook 2 lb. medium cheddar cheese $3.99 first 1

Other Items on Sale:
Fred Meyer Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1.25
Lay's Baked Chips or Sun Chips $2.99
Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $1.99
Use $1 manufacturer coupon (likely in the monthly coupon booklet)=$0.99 FP
Progresso Soup $1.25
Use $1 off any 3 HERE
$2.75 for 3 or $0.92 cents each FP
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.89
-$0.55 off 2 HERE
=$3.23 for 2 or $1.62 each FP
Pillsbury Cookie Dough $2.50
GoGurt $2
-$0.40 off 1 and $0.80 off 2 HERE
Yoplait Delights $2 -$1 off HERE
Fiber One Yogurt $2 -$1 off HERE
Yoplait Smoothies $2.79 (less at WalMart)
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $1
Betty Crocker Frosting $1.50
Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardetto's $1.50
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.79
Nature Valley, Chex Bars or Fiber One Bars $1.89
Totino's Pizza Tolls or Pillsbury Savorings $2.99
-$1 off 2 Savorings HERE
=$4.98 for 2 or $2.49 each FP
Pampers Jumbo Packs 16-50 per pack $8.99
-$1.50 (P&G 2/7)=$7.49 (a lot more than I would pay)
Old Spice Deodorant $1.88
Use $1 off 2 (P&G 2/7)=$2.76 for 2 or $1.38 each FP

Texas Red Grapefruit 3/$1
Cantaloupe $0.48/lb.
Broccoli $0.68/lb.

Walgreens 2/28-3/6

These are the Best Deals at Walgreens this week:

Reach Floss, 55 yards, $0.99 wtih in-ad coupon
Use $1 off (SS 6/14, still valid) or $1 off HERE

Reach Prevent Toothbrush $0.99 with in-ad coupon
Use $1 off HERE or from SS 6/14 (if you still have it)
Listerine, 3.2 oz, $0.99 with in-ad coupon
Use $0.50 off HERE

Crest Rinse $3
Buy 3 get a $3 RR
Use 3 $2 off Crest Rinse (P&G 2/7)
=$3 OOP
-$3 RR

Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick $1.99
Fred Meyer has a $1 manufacturer coupon according to their ad
(must be in the monthly coupon book) or use THIS $0.75 off coupon
Get a $1 RR
FP=FREE to $0.99 after RR

Glade Plugins Scented Oil 2 pack Refills
Buy 1 at $5.99 get 1 Free
Use 2 Buy any Glade Relaxing Moments Scented Oil Refill, get an oil holder FREE (SS 2/28)
=$5.99 for 2 Refill 2 packs and 2 warmers
Colgate Total toothpaste $2.99
Get a $2 Register Reward
Use $0.75 off (SS 2/21)

Right Guard Deodorant B1G1 FREE
Use $2 off 2 HERE

Dove Deodorant $2.49 with in-ad coupon
Use $1.50 off 2 (RP 1/31)
Buy 2  for $4.98
-$1.50=$3.48 for 2, $1.74 each FP
Aveeno Bath, Baby, or Skin Care Products on sale for 20% Off
Plus, Buy 2 and get a $3 Register Reward
Buy 2 Aveeno Baby Essential Moisture Shampoo $4.79 (20% off)=$9.58
Use $3 off 2 HERE
=6.58 OOP
Get a $3 RR for a Final Price of $3.58 for 2,
 just $1.79 each after RR!

More Coupons to use:
$1 off Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief HERE
$1off Aveeno Skin Relief Product HERE
$1 off Aveeno Skin Relief HERE
$2 off Aveeno Ultra Calming Product HERE
$2 off Aveeno Ultra Calming Product HERE

NyQuil or DayQuil
Buy $20 or more and get a $10 RR
on sale for $5 each
Use 4 $1.50 off coupons from (P&G 2/21) or
4 $2 off coupons (P&G 1/17)
2 Free Puffs when you buy 2 Vicks products (P&G 2/7)
=$14 OOP
Get a $10 RR
$4 for 4, $0.50-$1 each FP, plus 2 Puffs FREE

Childrens Tylenol or Benadryl $4.99
Buy 2 and get a $5 RR
Use $3 off 2 Tylenol (RP 1/31)
2 @ $4.99=$9.98
or $3 off any 2 Tylenol Cold (includes Children's plus Cold)
=$6.98 OOP
-$5 RR
=$1.98 for 2 or $0.99 each FP

Kleenex B1G1F $1.99
Buy 6 get a $3 RR
Use $0.50 off 3 (SS 2/28)
or $0.50 off 3 HERE
Buy 3 @ $1.99=$5.97
Use 2 $0.50 off coupons=$4.97
Get a $3 RR
=$1.97 for 6 or $0.33 each FP

Kotex Feminine Care
on sale for $2.99
Buy 3 get a $5 RR
Use $1.50 off 2 Kotex Liners or Security Tampons (SS-1/10)
$2 off any Kotex Pads (SS-1/10) these coupons expire 3/7
or $1.50 off HERE
3 @ $2.99=$8.97
-$1.50 or $2 off coupon=$6.97 to 7.47 OOP
Get a $5 RR for a FP of $1.97 to $2.47 for 3!

Viva Paper Towels, 6 pack $5.99
Buy 3, get a $5 RR
Use 3 $1 off coupons from Albertsons Heart Smart booklet (expires today)
3 @ $5.99=$17.97
-3 $1 off coupons=$14.97 OOP
-$5 RR=$9.97 FP for 18 rolls or $0.55 cents for each roll

Cottonelle 12 big rolls $5.99
Buy 3, get a $5 RR
Use 3 $1 off coupons from Albertsons Heart Smart booklet (expires today)
3 @ $5.99=$17.97
-3 $1 off coupons=$14.97 OOP
-$5 RR=$9.97 FP for 3 12 packs

Albertsons Doublers Deals

I am listing on the best Deals with Doublers this week (not including the Just Chill items which I listed in the Scenarios HERE)

Fresh Express Salad $1.47 with in-ad store coupon (good through Tuesday, 3/2)
-$1 coupon from the red Heart Smart booklet (available in store)
Use a doubler
=$0.53 Money Maker (Note: some stores may adjust the value down to $0.47, as long as your total doesn't go below tax my store will give you the whole $1. Buy with other items so that you get that $0.53).
10 boxes of Mac & Cheese @ $0.79 each=$7.90 (on sale until 3/6)
Use 2 $1 off coupons HERE=$5.90
Use 2 doublers -$2
-$0.53 cents from salad excess
=$3.37 for 10 boxes of Mac & Cheese and 1 bag of Salad

The GM promo items have coupons but they say Do Not Double. Some stores go off that and some don't.

Possible Deal on Cheese:
Buy 2 Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese, 2 lbs $3.99 with in-ad store coupon=$7.98
Use $1 off coupon from (if it resets on 3/1, or you may have it)=$5.98
Use 2 Doublers -$2
=$3.98 for 4 lbs.

Reminder: This would be a good time to use your Rain Checks while doublers are out (I have some for pasta and Angel Soft TP).

I will be checking for more deals tomorrow when I go shopping.
Let me know if you spot any other doublers deals!

CHILL Promo with Doublers SCENARIOS

Most stores will allow you 3 transactions in a row.
Here is what I plan to do:

Transaction #1
Buy 8 Old Orchard 100% Grape, Cranberry, or Pineapple juice on sale for $1.29=$10.32
Use 2 $1 off 4 coupons (print 2 HERE)=$8.32
Use 2 Doublers -$2
Buy 1 Dreyers ice cream on sale for $2.99
Use 1 $1 off coupon (SS 1/31)=$1.99
Use a Doubler -$1
Plus, you need 1 more item to get to 10 (I would use a non-coupon item since you can't double it or a cheap item). I am going to add:
Aunt Jemima Waffles
Total Out of Pocket=$9
Get a $10 catalina (use on your next transaction)=$1 Money Maker!!!

Transaction #2
3 Dreyers $2.99=$8.97
-3 $1 off coupons=$5.97
Use 3 Doublers -$3
7 Aunt Jemima Waffles $1.69
-$10 Catalina from transaction #1
=$4.80 OOP
Plus, get another $10 Catalina!

Transaction #3
2 Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash $2.99=$5.98
Use 2 $1 off coupons HERE and HERE (print 2)=3.98
Use 2 Doublers -$2
2 Texas Toasts $2.79 (to go with my Free Pasta and Free Prego)
2 Boca Burgers $5.98
Use $1 off 2 coupon (SS 1/3)=4.98
Use 1 Doubler
4 Old Orchard Juices 1.29
Use $1 off 4 coupon
-$10 catalina from transaction #2
=$5.70 OOP
Plus, get another $10 off Catalina!!!!

Instead of the Texas Toast you could get 2 Dreyers since there are coupons for the Dreyers. Here is the breakdown with the Dreyers.
Transaction #3 (alternate)
2 Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash $2.99=$5.98
Use 2 $1 off coupons HERE (print 2)=$3.98
Use 2 Doublers -$2
2 Dreyers $2.99=$5.98
-2 $1 off coupons
2 Boca Burgers $5.98
Use $1 off 2 coupon (SS 1/3)=$4.98
Use 1 Doubler
4 Old Orchard Juices $1.29=$5.16
Use $1 off 4 coupon
-$10 catalina from transaction #2
=$4.10 OOP
Plus, get another $10 off Catalina!!!!

Total Out of Pocket (OOP) for all 3 transactions=$19.90. When you factor in my 3rd unused $10 Catalina that brings the total down to $9.90 for all 30 items!!!! Definitely some Killer Deals!!!
What are you going to buy?

Albertsons Deals 2/28-3/6

First off, notice the dates of these doublers and sale, it goes from Sunday to Saturday. The original sale items (including the GM promo) I posted about HERE will still end Tuesday. Another ad will start Wednesday. Only these items listed are 2/28-3/6.

Just C.h.i.l.l. Event
Buy 10 participating items and receive a $10 catalina off your next purchase
(it's like taking $1 off each item!)

DiGiornio or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza for one or Flatbread Melts $3
Ore-Ida French Fries, Hash Browns, or Tater Tots $2.99
Ore-Ida Steam n' Mash $2.99 - $1 off HERE and HERE (print 2 on each link)
Boca Burgers, 8-12 oz. $2.99 -$1 off 2 (SS 1/3)
Old Orchard Grape, Cranberry, Pineapple Orange and Pineapple Juice 12 oz.
$1.29 (great for smoothies!)
-$1 off 4 HERE
Aunt Jemima Great Start Entree (pancakes with sausage, etc.) $1.49
Aunt Jemima Waffles $1.69
Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread or Texas Toast $2.79
Dreyer's Ice Cream $2.99
Drumstick Ice Cream Cones, 4 count $2.99
Dreyer's Fruit Bars, 6-12 count $2.99

Other New Sale Items:
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts at the butcher block $1.99/lb.
(I usually get it for $1.88/lb or $1.69/lb. but this is a decent price if you need it)
Fresh Navel Oranges $0.68/lb.
Mac & Cheese $0.79 -$1 off 5 HERE
Buy 5 @ $0.79=$3.95 -$1 coupon -$1 doubler=$1.95 for 5 or $0.39 each FP
(not as good as free but a good deal)
Colgate Cavity Protection 4.6 oz. $1
Colgate Toothbrush $1
Downy or Bounce Fabric Softener 41-51 oz. liauid or 105-120 sheets $5.99
Tide 100 oz. $10.99 first 2
Charmin Bath Tissue 9 mega rolls or 18 big rolls $9.99
Bounty Giant Paper Towels 8 ct. $9.99
Lean Cuisine Entrees or Paninis $1.88
Wine 20% off

Look for in today's paper:

-Albertsons Doublers (that are good until March 6th!)
There are also more sale items that I will be adding and matching with coupons (like right now)
-Michael's 40% off coupon
-Smart Source insert
-50% off Prevacid 24 hour on the back of Parade mail-in rebate

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Update on the Albertsons GM Promo

I haven't been able to get to Albertsons until today to check on how the $7 catalina is working. I have heard that the catalina was printing whether you used coupons or not (as long as you have $20 worth of participating products) but verified it today.

I purchased 8 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters at $2.50 each=$20
I used 8 $1.60 off coupons (you can use a $1 off printable--5 links are on my original post HERE)=$7.20

Your total with 8 $1 off coupons would be $12 OOP, minus $7 from the catalina=$5 FP or 62.5 cents each (I haven't printed these yet, if they don't say Do Not Double then you could get them for $4 OOP and get a $7 catalina for a profit of $3--anyone printed this one?)
(Then I used my $1 catalinas from buying Prego) and paid $1.40 OOP

I did get a $7 catalina. I only did one transaction because doublers come out tomorrow!

I will have Doublers Deals posted for you tomorrow. 

To read the original weekly Albertsons post go HERE.

Become a fan of Nabisco and get free cookies

Become a fan of Nabisco on Facebook and check back on Monday, March 1st to get a coupon
for Free Cookies when you buy one package and milk. Visit HERE to become a fan.

Walgreens 7 Days 7 Deals: Day 7

Today is Walgreens last day of photo deals. Today you can get prints for $0.10 each
with no minimum purchase. Enter code 10CENTS online or use THIS coupon in-store.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Treat Deals: Peanut Butter Blossoms with Reese's

My good friend Leanna over at ARainyDayMom is a fabulous cook and mom. She made us some delish peanut butter cookies with Dove chocolate on top for Valentines Day. I had to get her recipe because the cookies were delish and not too dry (which somehow mine always are!) Here is her recipe (and check out all her cute ideas on her blog):

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
chocolate for the center (Kisses, Reese's, Dove, etc)

1. HEAT oven to 375°F.
2. CREAM together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well.
3. STIR together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.
4. SHAPE into 1-inch balls (Leanna and I make them bigger). Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
5. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. (Make sure they don't overbake!)
6. TOP each cookie immediately with an unwrapped chocolate piece, pressing down firmly so that cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets to cool.


Read Across America

Oh, The Stories You'll Hear! Tomorrow at all Target stores you can take your kids to enjoy Story Time fun with of Dr. Seuss. The event will feature a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go! and other family-friendly activities. It goes from 9 am to 11 am.

Reading to your child is so important. I love to read and hope my kids do too. Things like this are great tools to encourage reading (and it's free and fun!). If you can't make it download activities to do at home HERE.

Walgreens 7 Days 7 Deals: Day 6

Get 50% off Everyday Photo Books using code EVERYDAY.
Also, I told you how to save money on ink HERE,
Walgreens has 54% off in-store ink cartridge refills today!
HERE is your coupon for it.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gymboree Kid & Baby Sale

Ok, so you know I love deals. I also love shopping for my daughter (and little boy on the way). I happen to love Gymboree, Gap, and all the expensive stores, but I don't love their prices (who does?). But there are some ways to score some great deals (like Target prices) on name-brand clothing.

The most obvious tip is to use a coupon on sale and clearance items. I often buy ahead for next year at the end of season when prices are super low. Last fall I scored shorts for $3.99 and tops for about $3.99-4.99 (plus I used a coupon and got an additional 20% off). I try to buy only the type of fabric that will last longer (not t-shirt material). These don't show wash wear so I feel like I get more for my $$$. Coupons are often in magazines (Parents, Disney, etc).

This outfit from Gymboree cost me $5 bucks.

Another tip is to resell your used name-brand clothing. I sold a few years worth of my daughter's fall clothes at the beginning of fall last year for about $600 on ebay. I was shocked! I always start my auctions low--at $0.99 which gets a lot of watchers and bidders. I offer combined shipping and make sure to ship quickly. I was able to buy clothes for her (on ebay and on sale) in her size and the best part is that this fall I can do it again! Don't get me wrong, I love Target and even WalMart (sometimes), but if you want you can find deals on these too!
Visit Gymboree's sale HERE. If you are lucky enough to live by a Gymboree Outlet HERE is a 15% off coupon. Look for a coupon in Parenting magazine.

Try Me Free!

Have you ever seen these little tags attached to shampoo or other items at Walgreen (or similar stores)? They are mail in rebate forms that make the item FREE! When I saw this one I thought, "Sure, I'll try you! You are FREE!" Just fill out the form and mail it back within 30 days (or whatever it says).

You know me, I like Free. Now go get yourself some!

Chicago Connection Pizza Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Need a dinner or date night meal this week?
Until Feb. 28th you can use THIS coupon to buy any small, medium, or large pizza and get one free!
Locations throughout the Treasure Valley. Click HERE to find one.

Walgreens 7 Days 7 Deals: Day 5

Free 8x10!!! Just enter FREEPHOTO at checkout (order online and pick up in store!)
Today only! You don't have to pick it up today.

My Walgreens Deals

I had a bunch of $4 RRs that were expiring soon (from the Fusion and Venus razor deal). This month the hubs' favorite hair product, Got2B, is buy 1 get 1 free (so 2 for $5.99). Some had a smaller sample attached! I ended up buying a lot, 12 to be exact. I had $36 in RR so I purchased 6 and got 6 free. I got 5 packs of seeds for $1 (with in ad coupon). The Excedrin was free with my coupon (I posted about HERE) but you can print two HERE (money maker alert! Get a $2 RR! You make $1.50!)

My total was about $1! I got $81.83 worth of items! I only had to do 1 transaction. Plus, I got a $2 RR from the Excedrin! If you like this hair product brand they are still on sale until the 28th. Don't forget to check your RR expiration dates! The other items are on sale through Saturday.

Target Clearance

Up & Up brand paper towels are $6 something and 2-packs of Palmolive (big ones) are $2 something.
I will be going to get some (I might be there right now!). I will update what else I find that are great deals but I wanted to give you a heads up! These are the big-pack items they had this month.
I know I have a Palmolive coupon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free Jennie-O Turkey product with Rebate

Hurry though! Only the first 25,000 people that register to receive a Wellness Newsletter (once every 2 weeks) will be able to get the rebate. Sign up HERE.

Good for any Jennie-O product up to $5.

After you register then login and go to Coupons & Offers to print your rebate form (don't wait, print it now). You have until May 31st to use it.

Thanks Freebies4Mom!

$1 off Fillippo Berio Olive Oil

Deal Diva Tracey sent me this coupon link:

Just sign up for their newsletter and print a $1 off Fillippo Berio Olive Oil (print it twice). This is a good coupon to double! Sign up HERE and click the link to print your coupon.

Tip: Make a seperate "junk" email account if you don't want to use your personal account.

Thanks Tracey!

Help Underprivileged Women get Free Mammograms

I am sure you know someone personally who has breast cancer, maybe you have had it. My mom forwarded this site to me. They give away a Free Mammogram a Day to an underprivileged woman. We all know that prevention and early detection gives the best chance for treatment. Just click on the button that says "Click to Give." It's Free (the advertising pays for the mammograms). Click HERE to visit the site. 100% of sponsor money goes to charity.

Note: No one asked me to post about this. I am just asking you to visit the site (maybe even daily) to help those who are not as fortunate as we are. Maybe even forward this post to your friends and family? Just click on the enevelope below or copy and paste the web address and send out an email.

Free Beech-Nut Baby and Toddler Kit

Go HERE to get your Free Beech-Nut Baby Kit with coupons and samples (2 jars of baby food!).
Click HERE for a Free Toddler Kit!
Allow 3-5 weeks for delivery.

Thanks STLMommy!

Walgreens 7 Days & Deals: Day 4

Use Code CANVAS  online to get 50% off all 8x10, 12x12, 16x20 or 20x24" canvases!
Visit HERE to get a coupon for $0.99 film development for today only!

Albertsons Deals 2/24-3/2 UPDATED

In Ad Store Coupons (store coupons can be used with manufacturer coupons):
Albertsons Chunk or Shredded Cheese $3.99 (Use $1 off 2 lb. printable coupon, not showing anymore) limit 2
Albertsons Ice Cream 1.5 qt. $1.99 limit 4
Fresh Express Salad $1.47 (Use $1 coupon from the red Heart Smart booklet) limit 2
Jennie-O Oven Roasted Turkey Breast of Smithville Virginia Ham $3.99/lb. limit 4 lbs.

Other Deals:
Pepsi Soft Drink 2 liters (shows Pepsi varieties and Mountain Dew) $1
Doritos B1G1F (2 for $3.99)
Rice-A-Roni or Albertsons Pasta $1
Albertsons vegetables, chicken or tomato soup, and tomatoes $0.59 each
Albertsons Butter $1.79 ($1.67 at Fred Meyer until Sat.)
Strawberries 1 lb. B1G1F (2 for $4.99)
Albertsons Pork Loin, Sirloin Chops or Roast $1.99/lb.
Fresh Groud Beef $1.99/lb.
Beef Chuck Cross Rib Roast $1.99/lb.
(I am not a big meat-eater so I don't know the prices very well)
Dreyers Ice Cream $2.99 -$1 off (SS 1/31)=$1.99 FP (I'd wait for doublers)

General Mills Promo:
Spend $20 and receive a $7 catalina coupon (off your next purchase).
The fine print says you must spend $20 after coupons and sale prices which is not how it has been in the past. The deal is definitely not as good this way. I was told by my store manager that some things were changing and Albertsons corporate office was taking over and changing some things in regards to couponing and deals. I hope this is not going to be the case for future deals. If anyone has tried this deal let me know how it worked for you. Thanks!

UPDATE 2/27: The catalina is printing whether you use coupons or not as long as you purchase $20 worth of participating products. The coupons are not affecting it printing. You can decide which way you want to do it. I kind of feel like if the store was worried about it then they would stop it or not give it to me so that is what I went off when I went to the store today.
UPDATE: This is how I would look at this deal: You have to spend more out of pocket, but you also get more items. Add up the total of your item after coupons (in bold for you below). Print off this list and highlight the items you are getting and how many of each. Keep your transaction as close to $20 as possible.

These items are basically 35% off the price after coupons when you factor in the catalina (not reflected below).

Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mixes $1
Betty Crocker Frosting $1.50 -$.50 off HERE=$1
Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix $2 -$0.75 off 2 HERE=$3.25 for 2
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Pouches $1.69 -$0.40 HERE=$1.29
Bettty Crocker Muffin Mix $2 -$0.50 off HERE and HERE=$1.50
Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.69 -$0.50 coupon HERE and HERE=$1.19
Bisquick Shake n' Pour $1
Bisquick Mix $1.50 -$0.60 HERE=$0.90
General Mills Cereal $2.50
(lists 14 oz. Cheerios, 17 oz. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 16 oz. Lucky Charms, 18 oz. Resse's. 12.1 oz. Wheaties Fuel, select varieties) -$0.75 off Wheaties HERE
and $1 off 2 HEREHERE, HERE, and HERE=$1.75-2
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.50 -$0.50 off 2 coupon HERE and HERE=$4 for 2
Progresso Soup 18.5-19 oz. varieties $1.50 -$1 off 3 HERE=$3.50 for 3
Pillsbury Crescent or Sweet rolls $2 -$0.40 off 2 Sweet Rolls HERE
or $0.50 off 2 crescent rolls HERE or $1 off 2 crescent rolls HERE=$3-3.60 for 2
Pillsbury Cookie Dough $2.50 -$1 off 2 HERE, HERE and HERE=$4 for 2
Pillsbury Grands $1.25 -$0.30 off 2 HERE and HERE
or $1 off Grands WYB Progresso Soup HERE=$0.25-0.95
Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes $1 -$1 off 2 HERE=$1 for 2
Macaroni Grill Dinner Entree $3.50 -$1 off HERE and HERE=$2.50
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit $3.50 -$1 off HERE=$2.50
Old El Paso beans or taco shells $1.25
Old El Paso dinner kit $2.50
Totino's Pizza Rolls $3.50
Nut Clusters $2.50 -$1 coupon HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE=$1.50
Chex Mix $2.50 -$0.50 off Chocolate Chex HERE=$2
Fiber One or Chex Mix Bars $2.50 -$0.40 coupon off Fiber One HERE and HERE or $0.75 off HERE=$$1.75-2.10

More Free Baby Magazines

Register HERE for a free subscription to American Baby and Baby Talk.

Thanks Mrs.Moneysaver and MoneySavingMom!

Free Cleaner Sample

Get a Free sample of the Mystical Monkey All-Purpose Cleaner HERE. One per household.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Aveeno Baby Shampoo Deal

Did you print the Aveeno Baby Shampoo coupon I mentioned HERE? If not, hurry up and do it! It is supposed to be on sale at Walgreens next week (starting 2/28) for $4.79. You get a $3 RR when you buy 2.

Here's the breakdown:
2 @ 4.79 = $9.58
-$3 off 2 coupon HERE
=$6.58 OOP
-$3 RR
=$3.58 FP for 2 or just $1.79 each

I will be getting this one for sure!

Thanks DiscountQueens and FrugalShoppingwithJulie!

Meal Deals: Swiss Chicken

I've got another easy peasy recipe for you. This one is from my mom's cousin Sue again. You can see her blog HERE. Seriously though, this takes like 5 minutes (or less) to prepare. My favorite kind of cooking: fast, easy, and yummy!
4 to 6 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts (not pictured)
Swiss cheese, sliced (or shredded)
1 can cream of chicken soup
¼ cup milk
2 cups bread crumbs or croutons (whatever floats your boat, or whatever you have!)
1/3 cup butter, melted (no I did not use the whole cube in the pic.)
Place the chicken in a 9x13" casserole dish. Top with cheese. (I don't like raw meat pics.)
Mix the cream of chicken soup and milk.  

The milk thins it out like you see here:

Spoon soup mixture over chicken and cheese.
Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top of the chicken and top with melted butter.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour (I used chicken tenders and it was ready in about 40 minutes).
We like to eat it with rice. Enjoy!

New Samples from WalMart

Just click HERE for a free sample of Tide with Febreeze. You can sign up for a Free Oil of Olay Body Wash sample HERE too! If you haven't already you can get a sample of Crest Whitestrips, Fekkai shampoo and more.

Walgreens 7 Days 7 Deals: Day 3

Today only get 50% off 11x14 posters. Use code POSTERSIZE at checkout
and select in-store pick up.

$2 off Dove Visibly Smooth Deodorant

Click HERE to print a $2 coupon for Dove Visibly Smooth Deodorant.
Click HERE to register to print a few other Dove coupons
(like $1.50 off Men's care and $1.25 off 4-pack beauty bars)

South Beach Diet Bars Sample

Free South Beach Smores Bars HERE. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Kellog's All-Bran Spring Promise Pack

Freebies4Mom found this great Freebie:

Kellog's All-Bran Spring Promise Pack includes samples and coupons. You have to sign up for a Kellog's All K Pass (I already have one so I just logged in), but it only takes a minute.

Freebies4Mom says the last Promise Pack included: Strawberry Medley cereal sample, Strawberry Drizzle Fiber bar, Red Raspberry Fiber drink mix, and two $2 coupons for All-Bran products.

Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Reminder: tomorrow is National Pancake Day

Tuesday, February 23rd is National Pancake Day.
IHop is offering Free Pancakes from 7 am to 10 pm.
They will be accepting donations to benefit St. Luke's Children's Hosptial.

With each $5 donation you will receive a $5 coupon good on a future purchase.
If you have school age kids, maybe make them pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day!

Call the IHop nearest you to make sure they are participating. All Boise locations are.

Hobby Lobby Coupon

Print this 25% off any one item coupon

Click HERE to see this week's sale items.
Valid 2/22-2/27.

Game Deals

I price checked these games at the Garrity Wal-Mart on 2/20:
Monopoly $10 - $4 off = $6 FP
Pictureka Flipper Game $15 or $16 ($16 at Garrity, $15 at 12th Ave) - $5 off coupon = $10-11 FP
Scrabble Slam $5.24 - $4 coupon = $1.24 FP
Clue $16 - $4 = $12 FP
Sorry and regular Scrabble $15 - $4 = $11

Print these coupons and other toy/game coupons HERE.

Walgreens 7 Days 7 Deals: Day 2

Today only, order digital prints (includes 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 sizes). Use coupon code DIGITAL40 at checkout when ordering online. Choose in-store pick up to save on shipping. Or get a store coupon HERE.
Check back tomorrow for Day 3's deal!

New Code 80% off

Just enter discount code SAVOR at checkout and score 80% off certificates. This makes a $25 certificate just $2. Gift Certificates are good for 1 year! Use this code through 02/28/2010.

If you haven't used click HERE to read all about it. They have restaurants nationwide so if you are going on a trip this is a great way to save money when eating out!

We went out to dinner for Valentines Day and our meal (with appetizers, 2 entrees and 2 take-home desserts) would have cost about $50 with tip but we only paid $20. The servers have told me they like when customers use these certificates because often times it guarantees their tip (part of the stipulations when using the certificate).

THE Binder

**My Beloved Binder, complete with zipper and pouches**
I have ideas of how to organize your coupons HERE but I thought I would show THE Binder. I recently upgraded to this binder with a zipper and I love it! It was about $8 at Wal-Mart and worth every penny.

Here are some inside shots:

(Love the see-thru pouches so I remember that I have rain checks!)

Another pouch for my catalinas and register rewards (and my $2 coupon for completing a survey)

My dividers (also from Wal-Mart). They are plastic so they are extra sturdy.
You can just write your categories on the top.

My Refrigerated Items Section.
These are baseball card pockets and work great. Sometimes I have to fold the coupon but I still can see what I have and they don't fall out. Available at Wal-Mart in the front by baseball cards.

The accordion file on the side. This is where I keep my copy of the store ad, Walgreens monthly coupon book, a small pair of scissors, and misc. items.

Note to self: Do not get distracted with your 4 year old (on top of pregnancy brain) and leave your binder in the cart in Walgreens parking lot. (Oh yes I did. Luckily I realized it before I got home and it was still there. Seriously though, I would have cried if I lost it.)

For a list of the categories I have visit HERE.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Walgreens 7 Days of Savings

Today only you can get an 8x10 photo magazine cover for only $1.99 using the code COVERIT at checkout. Just visit and make yours. Make sure to choose to pick it up at the store to save on shipping. Check back tomorrow for another deal!

Fred Meyer Deals 2/21-2/27

In-Ad coupons:
Fred Meyer butter, salted or non-salted $1.67 first 3
Hershey's Candy Bars $0.33 each first 6
All Detergent $2.99 -$1 off (50 oz. or larger) = $1.99 FP first 2

Get 2 Gallons of Mountain Dairy Milk FREE when you buy 4 of the following (with In-Ad coupon):
Kellog's cereal (any 12-25.5 oz) prices vary
Keebler crackers (Town House, Club, Cheez-Its) on sale 4/$10
Keebler cookies (Sandies, Rainbow Deluxe, or Fudge Shoppe) on sale 4/$10
Nutri-Grain Bars on sale 4/$10
Rice Krispies Treats

$0.75 off Cheez-It Italian 4 cheese HERE
$1 off 2 Townhouse Crackers HERE
$1.50 off 2 Kellog's cereal (variety on pic) HERE