Thursday, May 27, 2010

Old Navy Extra 50% OFF Clearance Items

Tomorrow and Saturday take 50% off clearance prices!!!
I love when they do this!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fun Date Night Deal

$22 Value Of Indoor Go-Kart Racing From Fast Lane For As Low As $12!
This would make a fun date night (or Father's Day Gift). Get yours HERE!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

$1 off YoPlus Yogurt

Get a coupon to try YoPlus for FREE Here!
Update for Idaho: Click on "Click here for alternative." It is for $1 off instead of FREE in Idaho. Dumb.
You'll have to forgive me for not posting any Walgreens or Fred Meyer deals again this week. It's pretty much the last thing on my mind. Baby is coming any day and my energy level is pretty much non-existant.
I am hoping he comes before the end of the month. I promise I'll be fully back up and running soon!
XO, Kerstin

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Note about Doublers

I have been asked if I think it is ethical it is to use Albertsons Doublers at WalMart. While I obviously did it the other day, I wanted to clarify my opinion on the matter. This is just my opinion. You are entitled to agreeing or disagreeing with me. I also want to give some tips on how I will handle Doublers.

I feel very blessed to live in America where companies compete for my business. Do you know how expensive things are in other countries? My grandma lives in Canada and we always take food when we visit because of their crazy prices. Even other states have crazy prices. I grew up in San Diego and the grocery store prices were so outrageous that when WalMart opened, I shopped there (and the grocery stores for my coupon items). I can't stand to pay more for the same item.

Albertsons wants my business. WalMart wants my business too. They have a sign that says they will take other store coupons (which Albertsons did until last year as well.) I also shop at WinCo because they have low prices. I obviously do a ton of shopping at Albertsons. I shop where the deals are. Many stores offer price matches and such. It works great for the consumer.

It's true that at WalMart you don't get help when you need it, but sometimes I choose to find it myself to save money. They have earned some of my business by having low prices, just as Albertsons has earned some of my business with great deals for couponers. With that said, if you look at the "My Deals" tab you will see that most of the deals I get are at  from Albertsons. I love the deals I get there but I do not buy anything else I need there, I can't afford to. But I will continue to shop there for the deals. They still make money off my deal shopping.

Here is how I am planning on handling my Doublers: I will probably use them at both stores. I will not take any Doubers from the store over to WalMart. I will only use what I get in the paper. I don't think that using ones from the newspaper will hurt Albertsons, there are many people who get the newspaper and don't use them. They also have many shoppers that don't use any coupons that they make a lot of money off of (I know, I see them all the time!) I happen to buy 6 papers so I have 6 sets. I am not taking away from the store.

So I am Pro-WalMart, Pro-Albertsons, Pro-WinCo. Pro-Saving $$ where I can. I don't think I have to choose just one store. If it becomes detrimental to Albies then they will get my complete loyalty with coupon shopping. Who knows, maybe Albertsons will start to offer more Doublers in one transaction to compete back with WalMart? I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you feel that you shouldn't use any store coupons at any other stores, I can respect that.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

20% off at Babies R Us

Get a coupon for 20% off any baby gear item at Babies R Us HERE. I used one to buy my carseat and saved a lot of money! There are other coupons (including baby items and toys too)!

10% off Albertsons Coupon

Memorial Day Savings are here!
Spend $50 or more in one transaction with your Preferred Card today through 5/25 and get a coupon for 10% off your next purchase! Some restrictions apply, coupon generated at checkout. Visit or your local store for details.

New Discount Code [70% Off] Weekly Promo Banner 120x90

If you haven't used before read about our recent dining experience HERE.

Old Navy Flip Flops for $1 Saturday Only!

This Saturday, May 22nd, you can get up to 5 pairs of Old Navy Flip Flops for just $1 each! These will go fast so you may want to head there before Saturday, get your 5 pairs, and go back Saturday for a price adjustment. Have you ever seen cute flip flops with ribbon? I may try to make some, especially if I get some for $1.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Doublers at WalMart

UPDATE: Make sure to tell the cashier before they start ringing the items up, they have to manually take up to $1 off then scan the manufacturer coupon. They were very nice about it too! This was at the WalMart on 12th in Nampa. You can call your store and ask for a manager to see if they will accept these since they are store coupons.

Have you seen this sign at WalMart?
I don't like to post possible deals until I have tried them myself and I finally made it over to WalMart this afternoon. I was able to use 18 doublers in 1 transaction. They took my Target coupons too (I had a $1 off Pampers from a mailer). Here's what I got:

5 Reynolds Foil 80 square feet $0.50 each (reg. $2.50 -$1 coupon plus $1 doubler)
4 Huggies Wipes $0.24 (regularly $2.24)
1 Pampers Wipes FREE (regularly $1.97)
4 Fruit Chillers FREE (regularly $1.84) -$1 off HERE
2 Lysol Wipes $0.52 (regularly $2.52)
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers $0.46 (regularly $1.96)
2 Ziploc Sandwich Bags $0.77 (regularly $2.77, this one might be off, the coupon was for $1 off 2, it looks like she took $1 off both)
4 Similac Advance $0.50 (regularly $5.50-used mailer coupons. Sign up to get them HERE) They are good until June 2011 so I can save them because I plan to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months.

Total Before Coupons=$65.33
Total Paid=$9 for 24 items!

News about Doublers

Albertsons is now doubling all coupons up to $1 including ones that say "DO NOT DOUBLE." Also, Deal Diva Mindy was able to use doublers at WalMart on 12th in Nampa. This may vary by store but that would be awesome if they all get on board!

Today's Deal

$100 Gift Card for a Cut, Full Highlight & Style from Chris Garza at Belle Ami Salon & Spa for $35* Get one HERE. Located in Meridian @ 2483 E. Fairview Ave. Ste 111.
Meridian, ID, 83642
Fine Print:
Expires In 6 Months
Valid For New Customers Only
One Per Customer
May Buy Multiples As Gifts
Gratuity Not Included

Sunday, May 16, 2010

General Mills Promo with Doublers

Deal Idea with Doublers

Spend $20 or more on participating products and get a $5 Catalina and 50 Bonus Box Tops!

4 Cinnamon Toast Crunch or other participating cereals @ $2=$8
$1.50 off 2 HERE
4 Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix  @ $2=$8
-$0.75 off 2 HERE or HERE
4 Suddenly Salads @ $1=$4
-4 $0.40 off HERE or HERE
Total before coupons=$20
-$7.60 worth of coupons
Use 3 Doublers which takes another $2.25 off
=$10.15 out of pocket
Get a $5 catalina
Final Price=$5.15 for all 12 items!!!

Huggies Diaper Deal at Fred Meyer

Pampers are on sale at Walgreens this week but if you like Huggies here is a great deal for you!

There is an 8-page baby your baby ad insert today that has store coupon making your first 2 Huggies Jumbo Packs $7.99 each. There is also an extra 15% off coupon valid on Infants' and Children's Apparel, Shoes and accessories.

Use $3 off Little Movers HERE
Use $3 off Snug and Dry HERE
Use $4 off 2 Little Movers or Snugglers HERE
print 2 of each!

Deal Idea:
Buy 2 @ $7.99 (with in-ad coupon)=$15.98
-2 $3 off coupons=$9.98 OOP
Get a $3 catalina for buying $15+ of Huggies products (Thanks Discount Queens!)
FP=$6.98 for 2 packs, $3.49 each

Then do it again and use your catalina from transaction #1. Your total out-of-pocket on #2 will be just $3.98 and you should get another catalina!

Remember, Fred Meyer's ad runs from Sunday to Saturday so you have all week to get this deal!

Walgreens Deals 5/16-5/22

Buy $25 of participating products, get a $5 RR. Items include:
Pampers Wipes 180 to 231 pack $6.99
Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.99
Tampax or Always Pads $5.49
Tampax Pearl Tampons $8.99

Deal Idea:
Buy 3 packs of diapers @ $8.99=$26.97
-3 $1.50 off coupons (P&G 5/2)=$22.47
Get a $5 RR
FP=$17.47 for 3 packs, $5.82 per pack. I like paying less but if you need some this is a decent deal.

Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash 10-18 oz. $4.49, Get a $4.49 RR
Use the Buy 1 Gillette Body Wash, get 1 FREE coupon (P&G 5/2) to get 2 for FREE!!!
Also use Buy 1 Old Spice Body Wash, get 1 FREE coupon (RP 4/18) to get 2 of these for FREE!!!

In today's paper...

There are 2 coupon inserts and a 1-page Albertsons ad with doublers!!! You probably already saw them. I will post some great Doubler Deals in a bit.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Free Crispy Chicken Taco from Del Taco

FREE with any purchase! Get yours on FB HERE! The hubs loves this place!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Breyers Coupon

Get a coupon for $1 off Smooth and Dreamy Bars or Sandwiches HERE.
This might be a good one to double at Albies! 

Body Bootcamp

I should probably get this one for after I have little one. $110 value as low as $20 bucks! The more people that buy, the lower the price gets and everyone gets that price!!! Get yours HERE.

Burn fat for up to 48 hours - even while you sleep - with today’s CitySmart deal that gets you $110 worth of metabolism boosting workouts from Knockout Body Bootcamps for as low as $20.

Knockout Body Bootcamps are intense 30 minute workouts that are designed to sculpt your body and get your metabolism burning fat on autopilot long after camp is over! You’ll be freed from expensive gym memberships where you’re left to figure out what to do on your own - and given proven workouts that will push you to the next fitness level and give you real results fast. Camps are run by qualified trainers and fitness experts in a group setting that will keep you motivated and on track to achieving your goals.

The workouts are designed by professionally trained fitness guru and former BSU football player, Brett Denton, to help you lose up to 2 to 3 pounds a week or more! Knockout Body Bootcamps are so effective, the training techniques are proven to be 9 times more effective than boring aerobic exercises.

2 locations:
6205 Franklin St.
Boise, ID 83709

170 N. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 863-8072

Fine Print:
Expires In 1 Year

Valid For New Customers Only
May Buy Multiples As Gifts
Limit 1 Per Person
Offer Valid At Franklin & 8th Street Locations
3 Sessions Each Week Call For Schedule

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Albertsons 5/12-5/18

I'm a day late posting the deals. I'm in major nesting mode and have been working on the to do list before baby comes. My bags are packed and I am ready to go! 18 days or less and counting... So I apologize for my lack of motivation for deal finding. I am sure I will be back in the swing of things when I have everything ready and feel totally prepared (if that is possible).

Here are the deals worth mentioning this week:
Buy 3 12 packs of Pepsi and get 1 Free + Free Tostitos
So  4 12 packs and a bag of chips for $12 I'm not really a soda person but this seems like a decent price
Buy 3 Coca-Cola product 2 liters and get them for $0.87 each

In-ad Store Coupons:
Pork Spareribs $1.88/lb. limit 10 lbs.
Fresh Express Salad Kits $1.88 limit 4
Shoppers Value Chips or Pretzels $0.98 limit 6
Bar S Smoked Sausages $3.99 limit 2
Quilted Northern Tissue or Brawny Paper Towels $4.99 limit 2
 Albertsons Sugar 5 lb. $2.49 limit 2

Post Cereal $1.49 when you buy 4
shows Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, Honeycomb and Just Bunches
Buy 4 get a $3 Catalina
4 @ $1.49=$5.96
-$3 Catalina
=$2.96 for 4 boxes, $0.74 each

General Mills Promo
Spend $20 or more on participating products and get a $5 Catalina and 50 Bonus Box Tops

Price shown before catalina savings factored in/then with catalina factored in

General Mills Cereal $2/$1.50
shows Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Crisp
-$0.55 Cinnamon Toast Crunch HERE or HERE
-$1.50 off 2 HERE
FP=As low as $0.75 each (not a stock up price for me)

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $2

Bisquick Shake n' Pour $2

Betty Crocker Premium Brownie Mix $2/$1.50
-$0.75 off 2 HERE or HERE
=$2.25 for 2, $1.13 each

Muffin Mix $2

Green Giant Asparagus Spears $2

Progresso Soup $2

Chex Mix $2/$1.50
-$0.50 off HERE

Suddenly Pasta Salad $1/$0.75
-$0.40 off HERE or HERE

Betty Crocker Flavored Mashed Potatoes $1

Totino's Pizza Rolls $1

Green Giant Specialty Veggies $1

Yoplait Yogurt $0.50/$0.38

Gushers, Fruit by Foot, Fruit Roll Ups, Stickerz, Fruit Shapes $2.50/$1.88
-$0.50 off 2 HERE
FP=$3.26 for 2, $1.63 each

Chex Mix or Fiber One Bars $2.50/$1.88
-$0.50 off Fiber One Bars HERE

Bisquick Mix $1.50/$1.13

Betty Crocker Cookie Pouches $1.67/$1.25
-$0.40 off HERE

Betty Crocker Warm Delights $1.67/$1.25
-$0.50 off HERE or HERE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Circle of Friends=30% off Entire Purchase

Gymboree's Circle of Friends Sale starts tomorrow for Rewards cards members! All you have to do is show your card and get the sale early! You can get a rewards card for FREE. For everyone one else the sale starts on the 13th and goes until the 16th. Print THIS coupon or  use codes GYMFAMILY or CFCIRCLE or CFFRIEND online ($5 flat shipping) to get 30% off your Entire Purchase.

I use coupons to buy items that are marked down to get the best deals. I just sold some of Bree's outfits from last year on ebay and made my money back. Then I use the money to buy this year's clothes.
It works out great! 

PS-You can put things on hold for 1 day so if you want to go pick things out today or tomorrow you can go back and get them with the 30% off sale!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the Moms, Grandmas, and Future Moms out there I wish you a wonderful Mother's Day. What a great day to celebrate our mother and other wonderful women that bless our lives in so many ways. I hope you have a great day.

PS-I haven't even opened my newspapers. I think I am going to take the day off and you should too.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free Photo Collage

Get a Free 8x10 Photo Collage at Walgreens. Use code GOODTHOUGHTS online and pick up in store for Mother's Day! Ends May 8th.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Today you can get tacos at Del Taco for just $0.39! I think I'll make tacos for dinner with my $0.79 tortillas from Albies.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Albertsons Deals

Items purchased:
3 Dole Lemon Lime Sensations Juice $2
-3 $1 off coupon (RP 4/18)
-3 Doublers
FP=FREE (They were out of Watermelon flavor so I got a raincheck)

3 Fruit Chillers
Used my rain check from a few weeks ago to get them for $2.39
-3 $1 off printable (from last month)
-3 Doublers
FP=$1.17 for 3, $0.39 each

3 Drumsticks Minis @ $2.50
-3 $1 off coupons
-$3 Doublers
=$1.50, $0.50 each
Plus, I got a catalina for $1.50 off your next shopping purchase!!!

My second Drumsticks Transaction looked like this:
3 Drumsticks Minis @ $2.50
-3 $1 off coupons
-$3 Doublers
-$1.50 catalina from first Drumsticks transaction
Plus, I got another catalina for $1.50 off your next shopping purchase!!!

I was completely out of napkins and paper towels so I did 2 transactions worth.
Here's what I got:
2 Bounty Paper Towels @ $5.99
3 Bounty Napkins @ $2.99
=$20.95 before coupons (need $20+ before coupons for catalina)
-5 $0.25 off coupons (P&G 5/2)
-$0.75 (3 Doublers)
-$1.50 off catalina from Drumsticks transaction #2
Plus, I got a $5 Catalina.

Transaction #2 looked like this:
2 Bounty Paper Towels @ $5.99
3 Bounty Napkins @ $2.99
-5 $0.25 off coupons (P&G 5/2)
-$0.75 (3 Doublers)
-$5 Catalina from transaction #1
Total OOP=$13.95
Plus, I got another $5 Catalina!

Not pictured (sitting in the trunk for the hubs to unload):
4 packs of Arrowhead Water $2.99 with in-ad coupon=$11.96
-$5 catalina from paper goods above
Total OOP=$6.96 for 4
Plus, I got a $5 Catalina!!!

I bought 3 packs of tortillas for $0.79 each.

I got a rain check for more Drumsticks and they were out of Capri Suns. I am going to order some coupons on ebay and hope for more doublers soon to get some for FREE!

Total Before Sale/Coupons: 137.64
Total Spent: $43.40 Plus, I still have a $5 Catalina so that brings my total down to $38.40!!!
Aprox. 72% off!!!

Frozen Yogurt Deal

I heart frozen yogurt. I posted about Golden Spoon (my fave) HERE. Now you can get a $10 Gift Card for as low as $5 bucks. Get a few HERE. You know I am!!! Today only!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Look for in today's paper....

Albertsons Doublers!!!!! Geez, it's been awhile!

3 coupon inserts:
Smart Source, Red Plum and Proctor and Gamble

If you don't get the paper you are missing out! Get a deal .HERE