Saturday, August 30, 2008

Meijer - Deals for Week of 8/31

Here's the best deals for Cincinnati area Meijer's for the week of 8/31:



Aunt Millie's Old Fashioned Bread is buy one get one free. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from a recent insert for a good deal on those. (Use 2 if your store allows for an even better deal)



Assorted General Mills Cereals are 1.79. Use the .55 off 1 coupon here for Cinnamon Toast Crunch and the 1.00 off 1 coupon here for Cheerios to pay .79 each for those.



Assorted Post Cereals are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Smartsource insert to get two boxes for 3.00.



Juicy Juice is 2.33. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon here to pay only 1.33 each. If you printed these before, they appear to be reset and you can now print more!



Tropicana 89oz Pure Premium OJ is 3.99. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 7/27 Redplum insert to pay 2.99.



Vlasic Pickles are 1.67. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon found here to pay .67.



Kool-Aid packets are .10. This is a great deal to use up your buy 3 Kraft/Nabisco products and get a free product (Wheat Thins, Kraft Dressing, etc..).



Solo plates and cups are 2.50 each. Use the .75 off 1 coupon from the 6/22 Smartsource insert to pay only 1.50 each.



Huggies baby wipes are 2.00. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/24 Smartsource insert to pay only 1.00 each!



Eckrich Smoked Sausage or Grillers are buy 1 get 2 free!



Those are the best deals I see for now and I'll update with more as I find them! Thanks!

CVS - Deals for Week of 8/31


Here's the best CVS deals for the week of 8/31:

Get $5.99 in ECB's when you buy Covergirl Wetslicks Lipstick @ 5.99. Use the buy one get one free coupon to pay 5.99 for two lipsticks and get back 5.99 in ECB's, so you'd get 2 free! Limit 1

Get $9.99 in ECB's when you buy Accu-Check Blood Glucose Monitor @ 9.99. So free after ECB's. Limit 1

Get $2 ECB's when you buy $6 worth of Suave haircare, deodorant or body wash products. There are several coupons for these products from the 6/22 and 7/13 Redplum inserts. This includes a buy one get one free coupon for the bodywash which could make a great deal after we find out what their price is. Limit 5

Get $2 ECB's when you buy Colgate Max Fresh Burst, or Advanced Clean Whitening, Fresh or Clean Toothpaste @ 2.99. Use the 1.00 off Total Advanced from the 8/24 Smartsource to pay only 1.99 and get back 2.00 ECB's! Limit 2

Get $5 ECB's when you buy 2 Kiss or Broadway Artificial Nails. It says prices start at 1.99, but excludes glue. If you can find two priced at 1.99, this would be a really great deal. Limit 1

That's the best deals I see for now. I'll update with more if I'm able to find more. And don't forget to use the $2 off $10 coupon found here. It expires 9/28. I'll have the September deals up in the next day or so, but it's not looking so good, as in no free after ECB's deals! Oh well, I'm sure we'll still be able to come up with some good deals anyway!!

And as always, please share any deals you find as well!

Kroger - Recap Week of 8/25 - 8/31


Here's the Kroger recap for the week of 8/25 - 8/31:

Tyson Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are buy one get one free. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource for a great deal on those.

Kleenex Tissues are still .88. Use the .50 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 1.64 for three.

6-pack Jello puddings are 2.49. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Smartsource insert to pay 3.98 for two packs (1.99 each)

These items are 10 for $10:

*Hunt's Snack Pack Puddings. Use the .30 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 1.40 for two (.70 each).
*French's Mustard. Use the .50 off 1 coupons here to get those free.
*Chef Boyardee Pastas. Use the .35 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 2.30 for three (.77 each)
*Kroger Buns
*Manwich Sauce
*Kroger Marinades
*Kroger Canned Fruit
*Clorox Bleach and Toilet Cleaner
*McCormick Grinders
*Hunt's Ketchup
*Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
And many others!

Plus click here for more tips from our commenter's!

Meijer - Recap Week of 8/24 - 8/30

Here's the Meijer recap for the week of 8/24 - 8/30

Fiber One Bars are 1.88. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay only .88 for them. There are also coupons here and here for them as well.

Nature Valley Granola Bars are also 1.88. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay .88.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mixes are 1.67. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert to get two for 2.33 (1.17 each)

Certain Kellogg's Cereals and Pop-Tart's are 3 for $7. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupons from the 8/3 Kellogg insert to get two for 3.67 (1.83 each) and these qualify for the backpack deal (spend $10 in Kellogg's products and get $10 off a backpack).

Old el Paso products are 20% off. This makes boxes of shells .92 and packets of seasoning .55. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert. If you buy one box of shells and one seasoning mix you'll pay .47 total after coupon.

Mott's applesauce is 1.79 (including 6-pack cups). Use the .55 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to get two for 2.58 (1.29 each).

Cattleman's BBQ Sauce is 1.00. Use the coupon here to get them free (should be able to print twice).

Minute Maid Lemonade is 1.00. Use the .55 off 2 coupon from the 6/29 Smartsource to pay 1.00 for 2.

Superpretzel and Pretzelfills are half price. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon for the pretzels or the .75 off 1 coupon for the pretzelfills from the 8/24 Redplum insert to get them at a great price.

Edward's Pie Singles are also half price. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/24 Smartsource to get a good deal on those as well.

Dixie Ultra Paper Plates are 2.00. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from a recent insert to pay only 1.30.

Toaster Streudels are 1.88. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert to pay 2.76 for two (1.38 each). There are also coupons here for this deal.

Betty Crocker Frostings are 1.44. Use the .55 off 1 coupon here to pay .44 for them.

Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes are 1.67. Use the ..40 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay .87.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights are 1.50. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource to pay .50.

Several General Mills Cereals are 1.67. There are several coupons for those here and here as well as some from newspaper inserts. The best deals are ones where you'll get 1.00 off 1 box after the coupon doubles to pay only .67.

Yoplait Kids Yogurts are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon here and here to pay 3.00 for two packs (1.50 each).

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are 1.67. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay 2.33 for two (1.17 each).

Purex Laundry Detergent is 2.50. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to pay only 1.50 each.

Chex Mix is on sale for 1.25. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay only .25 each!

Lean Cuisine meals are half price making them around 2.00 each. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon here to pay around 1.00 for those.

Land O Lakes butter spreads are .97. Use the .5o off 1 coupon from the 8/24 Smartsource to get them free!

Aunt Millie's Butter Top White or Wheat Bread is on sale for .99 at Meijer this week. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from a recent insert to pay only .29 after the coupon doubles!!


Plus read this post to see what commenter's have found as well!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Coupons - All You Magazine Sept. 26th Issue


I love the fall!! I love the smells, the colors, the festivals, the leaves, the pumpkins, the apples, everything!! And I was so excited to see on the cover of my new issue of All You Magazine a beautiful picture of fall pumpkins! I just received it today and thought I'd give you the highlights of coupons from it, so you can choose whether or not you want to buy a few for yourself! Here's the highlights:

  • Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste 1.00 off 1
  • Colgate Manual Toothbrush 1.00 off 1
  • Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 1.50 off 1
  • Birds Eye Voila Frozen Vegetables 1.00 off 1
  • Halls Cough Drops .35 off 1
  • Jane Be Pure Cosmetics 2.00 off 1
  • Kellogg's Smart Start Cereal 1.00 off 1
  • Kibble's N Bits 2.00 off 1
  • Kotex any Product 1.00 off 1
  • Little Debbie Family Pack Muffins .75 off 1
  • Hunt's Snack Packs .75 off 2
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter .50 off 1
  • Starkist Gourmet Choice Tuna buy 2 get 1 free
  • Windex Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes .75 off 1
  • Any many more!!
The magazine costs 1.77 and is sold at Wal-Mart. It's definitely a wise investment in my opinion! I'm getting probably 5 more for a total of 6.

Kroger & Meijer - Deals from All-Star Commentors!


I've gotten lots of great tips from some all-star commentors and I thought I'd just copy and paste them in a post so they won't be missed! Here they are:

From Crys:
Hey Jamie, did you see the soda deal at Kroger?? Their deal is buy 4 12 pack of coke products get one free plus in last sunday's paper, there was a coupon (not in an insert, actually on the paper) for a free 12 pack of Nestea bottles when you buy 4 12 packs of coke products!

So, I got 5 12 packs of coke products and one free 12 pack of Nestea bottles for 11 bucks!!!! Woo Hoo!

From Jenny:
Hey Jamie! At my Meijer in Dayton this week they had the Kraft/Nabisco tearpad coupons right up front with a big cracker display. They were for buy 3 Kraft products, get either a salad dressing, Oscar Meyer hot dogs, or Wheat Thins free. (I am sure you know the coupons of which I speak. I recall you got some sweet deals with them a while back.) Anyways, there is also a display sign up front that if you buy $10 worth of Nabsico cookies or crackers you get $10 off 3 packages of Fruit of the Loom basics. So I bought 12 packs of Kool Aid, 4 boxes of Wheat Thins (2.50 each) and three packs of FOL socks ($4.59 each) and got the wheat thins free and $10 off the socks. It was a great deal! Hope that makes sense!

*I added that, you could use the 1.00 off 2 Fruit of the Loom products from the 8/17 Redplum insert to make it an even better deal!

From My Penny Pile:
Shortcuts.com has an ecoupon for 1.00 off yo-plus yogurt you can pair with 1.00 off coupon from the 8/10 paper for a total of .59 for a yo-plus 4pk (this is for Kroger)

From Anonymous:
You can also get a $1 off Chex coupon here

From Julie:
There is also a great deal on jeans for the next two weeks. (at Meijer) If you spend $10 in pepsi products you get $10 off a pair of jeans. They had boys levi's on sale for $12.99 and it actually rang up for $5, but I still got the $10 taken off - great deal!!

From CheapSk8Mom:
I LOVE your match-ups...
I was gonna post a few of mine, but I thought i could just drop a link to the post I just tossed together since there's so many. Links to $3/1 and $2/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Creations, $1.50 off YoPlait Kids yogurts, and the $1/2 GoGurt one too. Click here for her link.


Thanks so much to you all-star commentors!! I know that I truly appreciate your taking the time to share the deals you find and I bet so does everyone else!! Thanks again!!

Walgreens - $10 off $40 Coupon


There's a new Walgreens coupon. It's good today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) only. It's for $10 off $40. Here's the coupon.

Plus if you're heading out there, stop over and read this post from MoneySavingMom which highlights some great deals to be had at Walgreens this weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Coupons - Week of 8/31


Well, this is a holiday weekend coming up and that usually means no coupon inserts, but according to P&G's website here, they will be putting their insert in this weekend. I think they did this on the 4th of July weekend as well. So you can expect just the one insert full of P&G brands. Probably included (not guaranteed!):

  • Tide
  • Cascade
  • Pampers
  • Cover Girl
  • Crest
  • Dawn
  • Swiffer
  • Febreeze
  • Pantene
  • Herbal Essences
  • Pringles
  • And probably many more!

Plus don't forget to go here and load more P&G brand coupons onto your Kroger Plus Card to double your savings!!

Meijer - Aunt Millie's Bread



Aunt Millie's Butter Top White or Wheat Bread is on sale for .99 at Meijer this week. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from a recent insert to pay only .29 after the coupon doubles!!

*We've had a lot of success freezing this brand of breads and buns. And at this price, it makes it worth it to stock up the freezer!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kroger - Deals for Week of 8/25

Here's the Cincinnati area Kroger deals for the week of 8/25:

Tyson Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts are buy one get one free. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource for a great deal on those.

Kleenex Tissues are still .88. Use the .50 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 1.64 for three.

6-pack Jello puddings are 2.49. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Smartsource insert to pay 3.98 for two packs (1.99 each)

These items are 10 for $10:

  • Hunt's Snack Pack Puddings. Use the .30 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 1.40 for two (.70 each).
  • French's Mustard. Use the .50 off 1 coupons here to get those free.
  • Chef Boyardee Pastas. Use the .35 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 2.30 for three (.77 each)
  • Kroger Buns
  • Manwich Sauce
  • Kroger Marinades
  • Kroger Canned Fruit
  • Clorox Bleach and Toilet Cleaner
  • McCormick Grinders
  • Hunt's Ketchup
  • Duncan Hines Brownie Mix
  • And many others!

Those are the best deals I see at this point. Please let us know if you find any others!!

Meijer - Chex Mix, Lean Cuisine and Land O Lakes

Here's a few more deals for Meijer:


Chex Mix is on sale for 1.25. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay only .25 each! (Thanks KT!!)

Lean Cuisine meals are half price making them around 2.00 each. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon here to pay around 1.00 for those.

And Land O Lakes butter spreads are .97. Use the .5o off 1 coupon from the 8/24 Smartsource to get them free! (Thanks Shaylene!)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Meijer - Deals for Week of 8/24

Here's the Cincinnati area Meijer deals for the week of 8/24:

Fiber One Bars are 1.88. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay only .88 for them. There are also coupons here and here for them as well.

Nature Valley Granola Bars are also 1.88. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay .88.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mixes are 1.67. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert to get two for 2.33 (1.17 each)

Certain Kellogg's Cereals and Pop-Tart's are 3 for $7. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupons from the 8/3 Kellogg insert to get two for 3.67 (1.83 each) and these qualify for the backpack deal (spend $10 in Kellogg's products and get $10 off a backpack).

Old el Paso products are 20% off. This makes boxes of shells .92 and packets of seasoning .55. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert. If you buy one box of shells and one seasoning mix you'll pay .47 total after coupon.

Mott's applesauce is 1.79 (including 6-pack cups). Use the .55 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to get two for 2.58 (1.29 each).

Cattleman's BBQ Sauce is 1.00. Use the coupon here to get them free (should be able to print twice).

Minute Maid Lemonade is 1.00. Use the .55 off 2 coupon from the 6/29 Smartsource to pay 1.00 for 2.

Superpretzel and Pretzelfills are half price. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon for the pretzels or the .75 off 1 coupon for the pretzelfills from the 8/24 Redplum insert to get them at a great price.

Edward's Pie Singles are also half price. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/24 Smartsource to get a good deal on those as well.

Dixie Ultra Paper Plates are 2.00. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from a recent insert to pay only 1.30.

Toaster Streudels are 1.88. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert to pay 2.76 for two (1.38 each). There are also coupons here for this deal.

Betty Crocker Frostings are 1.44. Use the .55 off 1 coupon here to pay .44 for them.

Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes are 1.67. Use the ..40 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay .87.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights are 1.50. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource to pay .50.

Several General Mills Cereals are 1.67. There are several coupons for those here and here as well as some from newspaper inserts. The best deals are ones where you'll get 1.00 off 1 box after the coupon doubles to pay only .67.

Yoplait Kids Yogurts are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon here and here to pay 3.00 for two packs (1.50 each).

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks are 1.67. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to pay 2.33 for two (1.17 each).

Purex Laundry Detergent is 2.50. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to pay only 1.50 each.

Those are the best deals I see for now. Please also share any others you find! Thank you!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Coupons & Kroger - Free Cottonelle Toilet Paper


I just wanted to let you know that you may want to get a few extra newspapers this week because they have a coupon inside for .50 off any 4-pack Cottonelle toilet paper. Kroger has 4-packs for .99 so when the coupon doubles, they'll be free!!! Time to stock up!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

CVS - Deals for Week of 8/24



Here's the best deals I see for CVS the week of 8/24. Unfortunately for our male counterparts, it appears to be ladies week at CVS!

  • Get $1.49 in ECB's when you buy 1 Kotex Light Days @ 1.49. Use the .75 off 1 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource to pay .74, and then get back 1.49! Limit 1
  • Get $5.99 in ECB's when you buy 1 Zipfizz (energy drink) @ 5.99. Free after ECB's!! Limit 2
  • Get $5 ECB's when you buy 2 Stayfree packs @ 2 for 9.00. Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 6/29 Redplum to pay only 4.50 and get back 5 ECB's!! Limit 1
  • Get $3 ECB's when you buy Playtex Tampons @ 4.99. Use the 1.00 off 1 from the 6/22 Redplum to pay 3.99 and get 3 ECB's back. Limit 1
  • Get $3 ECB's when you buy 4 Pepsi product 12packs @ 4 for $12. Use the coupon here if you're planning to get Diet Pepsi and you can get a free 2 liter of Sierra Mist. Limit 1
  • Get $5 ECB's when you buy $15 worth of the following products: Centrum (includes kids), Dimetapp, Advil Cold & Sinus and Advil (select varieties). There are many different coupons out there for these products that would make this a good deal, especially if you need them. Limit 1


Those are the best deals I see for now. Here's my plan for the week:


Transaction #1:
Buy 2 Stayfree packages = 9.00
Buy 1 Centrum kids = 7.00
Total = 16.00


Use 2 off 10 coupon found here
Use bogo coupon for Stayfree = -4.50
Use 1.00 off the centrum kids from the 8/10 Redplum
Total savings = -7.50
Pay 8.50 in cash or ECB's and get back 5 for the Stayfree


Transaction #2:
Buy 1 Kotex Light Days = 1.49
Buy 1 Centrum Kids = 7.00
Buy 1 Zipfizz = 5.99
Total = 14.48


Use 2 off 10 coupon
Use .75 off 1 Kotex
Use 1.00 off 1 Centrum
Total savings = -3.75
Pay 10.73 in cash or ECB's and get back 1.49 in ECB's for the Kotex and 5.99 in ECB's for the Zipfizz. (7.48 total back)


Transaction #3
Buy 1 Playtex Tampon = 4.99
Buy 1 Zipfizz = 5.99
Buy 1 Centrum Kids = 7.00
Total = 17.98


Use 2 off 10 coupon
Use 1.00 off 1 Playtex
Use 1.00 off 1 Centrum
Savings Total = 4.00
Pay 13.98 in cash or ECB's and get back 3 ECB's for Playtex, 5.99 in ECB's for Zipfizz and 5 ECB's for Centrum (13.99 total)


So all together I will pay out in cash or ECB's 33.21 and get back 26.47 in ECB's which is not great but not too bad either considering we need the kids vitamins and that's why there is a big discrepancy.


If you see something great that I missed, please share it!! Thanks!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

My Shopping Trip - 8/22 (Kroger, Meijer & CVS)


Today I needed to do a pretty "big" shopping trip, because we've run a bit low on a few different items. I stopped at Meijer, Kroger and CVS (my usuals!!). Here's what I got:

Kroger:
  • 8 Bottles of Juicy Juice = $20. I used eight $1 off 1 coupons, plus I got $5 off for the Nestle deal. So I paid 7.00 total for 8 bottles which is .88 a piece (a price I'm very happy with).
  • 2 Bags of Frozen Tyson Chicken Breasts on sale buy one get one free. So I paid 9.99 for two bags which comes out to $2 a pound.
  • 1 5lb bag of potatoes = 1.98.
  • 1 loaf of Sara Lee Bread. I used the get one free coupon, so I paid 0.
  • 1 Annie's Organic Macaroni and Cheese = 1.50.
  • 1 Kroger Oyster Crackers = 1.00
Product Total = 47.22
Kroger Deals (Nestle and Tyson)= -14.99
Coupon Total = -10.79
I paid 21.44

CVS:
  • 1 bottle of Benefiber = 12.99
  • I used the $2 off $10 coupon, a $3 off coupon from the receipt and a $2 manufacturer coupon. I used a $4 ECB and put 2.12 on a gift card I got from filling a prescription.

Meijer:
  • 6 Pert Shampoos = 2.99 each (I used my last raincheck to get these at that price). I used six $3 off coupons, so I paid 0.
  • 8 packages of Knorr Rice/Pasta Sides = 8.00. I used four .75 off 2 coupons (2 doubled, 2 didn't) so I paid a total of 4.50
  • 2 packages of Dole fruit cups = 3.50. I used two .75 off 1 coupons and paid a total of 1.50 for two.
  • 2 jars of Dole fruit = 3.50. I used one 1.00 off 2 coupon and paid 2.50 total.
  • 4 Campbell's Kids Soups = 4.33. I used two .40 off 2 coupons (from a magazine I have) and paid a total of 2.73 for 4.
  • 4 Campbell's Selects Soups = 5.00. I used two .50 off 2 coupons and paid 3.00 total for 4.
  • 2 bags of Kibbles N Bits = 8.59. (They are buy one get one free) and I used two 2.00 off 1 coupons and paid 4.59 total for the two bags.
  • 2 Eggo Products = 2.30. I used a 1.00 off 2 coupon and paid 1.30 total.
  • 3 Chef Boyardee Ravioli's = 3.00. I used one .35 off 3 coupon and paid 2.30 total.
  • 3 cans of Meijer Carrots = 1.77 (.59 each)
  • 5 cans of Meijer Beans = 2.50 (.50 each)
  • 2 Old el Paso Taco Seasonings = 1.38 (.69 each). I used one 1.00 off 2 coupon and paid .38 total.
  • 2 4-packs of Animal Crackers = 2.78 (1.39 each)
  • 2 Meijer frozen OJ's = 3.18 (1.59 each)
  • 1 5lb Domino Sugar = 2.79. I used the .30 off 1 coupon and paid 2.19 total.
  • 2 Welch's Juices = 6.18
  • 1 Tyson Whole Chicken = 3.48 (.79 per lb). I used a .55 off 1 coupon and paid 2.48 total.
  • 4 Gallons of Milk = 9.56 (2.39 each)
  • 1 Meijer Parmesan Cheese = 2.89
  • 2 Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks = 3.33. I used two 1.00 off 1 coupons and paid 1.33 total.
  • 1.55 lbs of bananas = .91
  • 1 bag of baby carrots = .99
  • 1 cucumber = .50
  • 1 head of lettuce = .69
  • 1 tomato = .50
  • 1.21 lbs of green grapes = 1.20
  • 1 pint of blueberries = 2.00
  • 1 package of strawberries = 2.50

Product total = 105.29
Coupon total = 38.40
I paid 69.67 (including tax)

So today I spent a total of 91.11 for 152.51 worth of merchandise. I saved 61.40 which is about 40%. I feel like I did pretty well considering there were quite a few "needs" that we had to get!

Coupons - Week of 8/24



We are expecting 2 inserts in the newspaper this Sunday! One Smartsource and one Redplum. Here's some of the featured brands for this week:

  • Ajax
  • Betty Crocker
  • Butterball
  • Claritin
  • Colgate
  • Cottonelle
  • Glade
  • Heinz 57
  • Hershey's
  • Huggies
  • Kraft
  • Land o Lakes
  • Lysol
  • Meow Mix
  • Old English
  • Tums
  • Ziploc
  • Ballpark
  • Clorox
  • Garnier
  • Goodlife Recipe
  • Jif
  • Newmans Own
  • Pedigree
  • Smuckers
  • Tabasco
  • Uncle Bens
  • Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water
  • And many more!!

Keep a look out for the .99 newspapers. Check UDF, BP and Dollar Tree for them!! And remember coupons can vary from newspaper to newspaper or even be omitted!

Kroger - Recap Week of 8/18 - 8/24



I haven't added anything new to the Kroger list for this week, so you can just search the deal post here for the week of 8/18-8/24, to see what's on sale this week at Kroger!

Meijer - Recap Week of 8/17 - 8/23


Here's the Cincinnati area Meijer Recap for the Week of 8/17-8/23

Meijer gallon milk is 2.39

Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Bread is 1.29. Use the coupon from a recent insert to get a great deal on the bread.

Dole Fruit Cups are on sale for 1.75. Use the .75 off 2 from the 8/10 Smartsource to get two for 2.50 or use the .75 off 1 from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get them for .75 each.

Dole Fruit Parfaits are also 1.75. Use the .75 off 2 coupon to get two of those for 2.50.

Dole Fruit Jars are also 1.75 each. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 insert to get those for .75 each.

Campbell's Select Soups are priced at 1.25. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Smartsource to get two for 1.50 which comes out to .75 a piece.

Smucker's Uncrustables are 2.50. Use the .55 off 1 from the 8/10 Redplum to get them for 1.50 a box.

Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks are 1.67. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get those for .67.

Eskimo Pie Frozen Treats are 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 5/18 Smartsource to get them for 1.50.

Tyson Frozen Chicken or Anytizers are 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource or the one from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get two boxes 4.00.

Hellman's Mayonnaise is 2.50. Use the .60 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum insert to get it for 1.50.

Skippy Peanut Butter is 2.00. Use the .60 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum insert to get it for 1.00.

Ragu pasta sauce is 1.49. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get two for 1.98.

Lawry's Marinades are 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get it for .67 each.

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides are 1.00. Use the .75 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get two for 1.00 (.50 each)

Dove Shampoos and Conditioners are 3.00. Use the 2.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get them for 1.00 a piece.

The Kellogg's deal is still going on (spend $10 on Kellogg's products and get $10 off a backpack). Here's some deals to go with that:

Select Kellogg's Cereals are 1.80. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupons from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to get two for 2.60 (1.30 each)

Nutrigrain Bars are also 1.80. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two of those for 2.60 also.

Keebler cookies are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two for 3.00.

Eggo frozen products are 1.15 (limit 3). Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two for 1.30 (.65 each)

So one deal idea might be:
Buy 2 boxes of cereal = 3.60
Buy 2 boxes of Nutrigrain bars = 3.60
Buy 3 Eggo products = 3.45
Total = 10.65

Use 1.00 off 2 for the cereal
Use 1.00 off 2 for the bars
Use 1.00 off 2 for the Eggo's
Pay only 7.65 for all those products, plus get $10 off a backpack!!

More deals:

Buy 2 Kraft Deli Fresh Cheese Slices @ 3.50 each and get a free Oscar Mayer deli fresh shaved meat. Use two of the .75 off 1 coupons for the cheese from 7/20 Smartsource and you can pay only 5.00 total for all 3!

Buy 3 select Post Cereals for $7 and get a gallon of milk free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Smartsource insert to pay only $6 for 3 boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk.

The Following Deals are Only Available on Saturday!

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 6pack of boxes @ 1.68. This comes out to just .28 a box. We love those for an inexpensive addition to meals.

Kraft Handi-Snacks are buy one get one free. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the Mealbox Site to get a good deal on those.

Aquafresh Toothpastes (select varieties) and toothbrushes are on sale buy one get one free. There are coupons from the 7/13 Smartsource insert and more found here which would probably make this a pretty good deal.

Doritos are 1.79.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Walgreens - $5 off $20 Coupon


I just got an email for another Walgreens printable coupon. This one is $5 off $20 and it's good Friday and Saturday (8/22 & 8/23). Just click here and print your own coupon!!

Meijer - Saturday One Day Sale (8/23)


Meijer is having a one day sale on Saturday, August 23rd. Here's a few deals for that sale:

Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 6pack of boxes @ 1.68. This comes out to just .28 a box. We love those for an inexpensive addition to meals.

Kraft Handi-Snacks are buy one get one free. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the Mealbox Site to get a good deal on those.

Aquafresh Toothpastes (select varities) and toothbrushes are on sale buy one get one free. There are coupons from the 7/13 Smartsource insert and more found here which would probably make this a pretty good deal.

Doritos are 1.79.

That's the best I see for now. Just a couple more deals to add to the list!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Coupons - My Organization Process



It has been suggested that I share how I organize my coupons so here's the system I find works best for me. (Please excuse the condition of my envelopes, they need a refreshing!!)


First, I clip ALL coupons (except a very few that even if free I wouldn't want to purchase, like certain medicines/vitamins, personal products or cat food). I clip them all because I have found so many unadvertised deals or clearances while shopping in a store that need a coupon to make it an exceptional deal. I personally, just like having them there and ready to go for that purpose.

Second, my usual schedule is to clip all the coupons on Sunday afternoon. Our family usually just has quiet time at home after church on Sunday's, so this works for our schedule. I buy 6 - 10 newspapers a week (plus my parents give me an extra set or two) and spend about 90 minutes clipping the coupons. I stack all of the like pages and clip them once. I also spend 30 - 45 minutes once a month going through the envelopes to find expired coupons. I use to do this every week, but realized that at least 75% off coupons expire at the end of the month, so it's just easier to do it once a month. So for a month's (4 weeks) worth of time, I spend about 6 1/2 hours total, yet save hundreds of dollars. My time is definitely worth the savings I get by doing it.

Third, the system! I found inspiration from this post by Money Saving Mom. I started with a box just like hers and some white envelopes and index cards. Basically you tuck the flap of the envelope into it, then stand the index card up inside it, push it over to one edge and staple it in place. Then you label each envelope with categories that make sense for you and your family. I use for instance: beverages, deli meat & cheese, frozen breakfast, fresh baked, hair care, laundry, pet care, toothcare, etc.. I also have 3 envelopes at the front of the box for the 3 stores I visit the most: CVS, Meijer and Kroger. I put the store specific coupons and CVS ECB's in there so they're easy to find.

I don't find it too time consuming to just pull out the envelope and search through it for the coupons I need. But you may be asking yourself why my coupon box looks like it ate the coupon box from Money Saving Mom's post. Well, after a month or so, I outgrew the first box and now have one twice as big. Yes, it's big and a bit heavy, but it still fits in the seat of the cart or in the basket if I need to use the seat for a kid. I usually park next to a cart corral if I can so that I can just grab the cart first, and then transfer the coupons to it right away and I don't have to carry it very far!!

Now, if you're wondering if this is really worth it. With all the clipping, organizing, labeling and lugging. Is it really worth it? I guess it just depends on whether saving hundreds of dollars a month is worth it to you. For me it is. I feel like it's a small price to pay for the savings I incur.

Also, Amy alerted me to a post on her blog that shows a different method using a binder that works for her. So click here to see that (it includes a video!!).

So whatever method you choose, consider what would work best for you and then go for it!!! I promise, it's worth it!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Meijer - Bic Disposable Razors


Bic Twin Select and Silky Touch 10pk disposable razors are 1/2 off at Meijer this week, making them 1.64. Use the 2.00 off 1 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource insert to get them free!! But you'll have to hurry because the coupon expires on Wednesday (8/20)!!!

Kroger - Deals for Week of 8/18


Here's the Cincinnati area Kroger deals for the week of 8/18:


Kroger Medium Eggs (1 dozen) are .88.

Kleenex Tissues are .88. Use the .50 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get 3 boxes for 1.64. (.55 each)

Charmin Ultra Bath Tissue (9 Large Rolls) is 3.99. Load the .25 off 1 coupon here and use the .25 off 1 coupon from the 8/3 P&G insert to save a total of .75 and pay 3.24 total.

Bounty Basic Paper Towels are 1.00. Load the .50 off 1 coupon here and pay only .50 for 1.

Hunt's Snack Packs are 1.00. Use the .30 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to get two packs for 1.40. (.70 each)

Select General Mills Cereals are 2.00. There are coupons here and here that would double to 1.00 off each box, so you'd pay only 1.00 each.

Eggo Waffles are 1.99. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to get two for 2.98. (1.49 each)

L'Oreal Cosmetics, Vive, Studio, Kids Hair Care and Revitalift are all buy one get one free. There are lots of different coupons out for those products that would make those a great deal.

The Nestle deal is going on another week (Buy $20 worth of products and save $5 instantly). Here's some of the deals you can get with that:

Nestle cookie dough @ 2.50 each.

Nestle Morsels (baking chips) @ 2.50 each

Juicy Juice 64oz bottles @ 2.50 each

There are coupons here for all three of those products. Many other people, as well as myself, have been able to print 10 of these coupons!!

Also in the Nestle deal:

Coffeemate Creamers @ 3.00 each. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 6/29 Redplum insert.

As well as other Gerber, Nestle candy, Boost and Purina Dog Chow products.

And those are the best deals I see for Kroger this week. Please also share any others you find as well. Thanks!!

Target - Off! & Cutter Bug Sprays


Target reportedly has clearanced their Off! and Cutter brand bug sprays. You can use the 1.00 off 1 coupon for the Cutter spray from the 6/15 Smartsource to probably get some really great deals on those!
(Thanks Tricia!!)

Meijer - Deals for Week of 8/17


Here's the Cincinnati area Meijer deals for the week of 8/17:

Meijer gallon milk is 2.39

Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Bread is 1.29. Use the coupon from a recent insert to get a great deal on the bread.

Dole Fruit Cups are on sale for 1.75. Use the .75 off 2 from the 8/10 Smartsource to get two for 2.50 or use the .75 off 1 from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get them for .75 each.

Dole Fruit Parfaits are also 1.75. Use the .75 off 2 coupon to get two of those for 2.50.

Dole Fruit Jars are also 1.75 each. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 insert to get those for .75 each.

Campbell's Select Soups are priced at 1.25. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Smartsource to get two for 1.50 which comes out to .75 a piece.

Smucker's Uncrustables are 2.50. Use the .55 off 1 from the 8/10 Redplum to get them for 1.50 a box.

Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks are 1.67. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get those for .67.

Eskimo Pie Frozen Treats are 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 5/18 Smartsource to get them for 1.50.

Tyson Frozen Chicken or Anytizers are 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/20 Smartsource or the one from the 8/29 All You Magazine to get two boxes 4.00.

Hellman's Mayonnaise is 2.50. Use the .60 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum insert to get it for 1.50.

Skippy Peanut Butter is 2.00. Use the .60 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum insert to get it for 1.00.

Ragu pasta sauce is 1.49. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get two for 1.98.

Lawry's Marinades are 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get it for .67 each.

Knorr Rice or Pasta Sides are 1.00. Use the .75 off 2 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get two for 1.00 (.50 each)

Dove Shampoos and Conditioners are 3.00. Use the 2.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/17 Redplum to get them for 1.00 a piece.

The Kellogg's deal is still going on (spend $10 on Kellogg's products and get $10 off a backpack). Here's some deals to go with that:

Select Kellogg's Cereals are 1.80. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupons from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to get two for 2.60 (1.30 each)

Nutrigrain Bars are also 1.80. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two of those for 2.60 also.

Keebler cookies are 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two for 3.00.

Eggo frozen products are 1.15 (limit 3). Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 insert to get two for 1.30 (.65 each)

So one deal idea might be:
Buy 2 boxes of cereal = 3.60
Buy 2 boxes of Nutrigrain bars = 3.60
Buy 3 Eggo products = 3.45
Total = 10.65

Use 1.00 off 2 for the cereal
Use 1.00 off 2 for the bars
Use 1.00 off 2 for the Eggo's
Pay only 7.65 for all those products, plus get $10 off a backpack!!

More deals:

Buy 2 Kraft Deli Fresh Cheese Slices @ 3.50 each and get a free Oscar Mayer deli fresh shaved meat. Use two of the .75 off 1 coupons for the cheese from 7/20 Smartsource and you can pay only 5.00 total for all 3!

Buy 3 select Post Cereals for $7 and get a gallon of milk free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Smartsource insert to pay only $6 for 3 boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk.

Those are the best deals I see for now. And as usual, I'll try to update with more deals as I come across them! Thanks!

Friday, August 15, 2008

CVS - Deals for Week of 8/17


Here's the best CVS deals I see for the week of 8/17:

Get $5 ECB's when you buy Schick Quattro Razor @ 7.99. Use the 2.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to pay 6.99 and then get back the $5 ECB's. Limit 1

Get $5 ECB's when you buy the Ascencia Contour Blood Glucose Monitor @ 19.99 and 1 Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste. @ 3.49. Use the $30 off 1 coupon for the Monitor (they'll adjust it down to 19.99) from the 6/1 Smartsource, to pay only 3.49 and get $5 ECB's back. Limit 2

Get $5 ECB's when you buy $10 worth of Band-Aid, Neosporin or Johnson & Johnson First Aid Products. There are lots of coupons out for these products that would help make it a good deal, especially if you need those products. Limit 1

Get $5 ECB's when you buy Revlon Lash Fantasy Mascara @ 7.99. Use the 2.00 off 1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product from the 7/20 Smartsource insert to pay 5.99 and get back $5 ECB's. Limit 1

And don't forget to use the $2 off $10 coupon found here (page 30) to make the deals even better!

Those are the best deals I see at this point, but I'll keep looking for more!!

Kroger - Recap Week of 8/11-8/17


Here's the Cincinnati area Kroger recap for the week of 8/11:

Kleenex 120ct tissues are on sale for .88. Use the .50 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get 3 boxes for 1.64 which comes out to .64 each.

Ballpark Franks are on sale buy one get one free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.

Chef Boyardee canned pastas are on sale for 1.00. Use the .35 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get 3 for 2.30 which is .77 a piece.

Friskies Selects Cat Food is on sale for .79. Use the buy 4 get 1 free coupon from the 8/3 Redplum insert to pay 3.16 for 5 cans which comes out to .63 each.

Keebler Chips Deluxe and Sandies Cookies are on sale for 1.88. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to pay 2.76 for 2 which comes out to 1.38 each.

They are running a special where you get $5 off your order when you buy $20 worth of participating Nestle products. Some included products are:

Nestle cookie dough @ 2.50 each.

Nestle Morsels (baking chips) @ 2.50 each

Juicy Juice 64oz bottles @ 2.50 each

There are coupons here for all three of those products. You should be able to print those twice each. (Some people report being able to print as many as 10 of these!!)

Also in the Nestle deal:

Coffeemate Creamers @ 3.00 each. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 6/29 Redplum insert.

As well as other Gerber, Nestle candy, Boost and Purina Dog Chow products. A pretty good deal might be:

buy 2 Nestle cookie doughs = 5.00
buy 2 Nestle morsels = 5.00
buy 2 Juicy Juices = 5.00
buy 2 Coffeemate creamers = 6.00
Total = 21.00

use two 1.00 off 1 coupons for the cookie dough = -2.00
use two .55 off 1 coupons for the morsels = -2.00
use two 1.00 off coupons for the juice = -2.00
use two .50 off 1 coupons for the creamer = -2.00
get 5.00 off for the deal
total savings = 13.00

pay 8.00 for all of those products which comes out to 1.00 per product.
Old el Paso Taco Shells are on sale for 1.00. Plus many of the boxes have coupons on them for a free pack of seasoning mix when you buy 2 other Old el Paso products. You can use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert or click here for the same coupon, plus use the coupon on the box to get two packs of shells and a seasoning packet for 1.00 total!

Also, there is a coupon here for 1.50 off Yoplait kids yogurts. You can also load the 1.00 off 2 coupon here onto your Kroger plus card. So if you print two of the coupons, plus load the 1.00 off 2, you'll save a total of $4 on two yogurts! I don't have their exact price at the moment, but I'm sure that'll make it a great deal!

Meijer - Recap Week of 8/10-8/16


Here's the Cincinnati area Meijer recap for the week of 8/10:

General Mills Cereals are on sale 3 for $5. (1.67 each) There are coupons here and here for different General Mills cereals that when doubled would make each box only .67. Plus we have coupons from different inserts for Cocoa Puffs Combo Cereal, Curves Cereal, Total Cereal, and Fiber One Cereal that would also make the boxes .67 each. I'm not sure yet which varieties are included, but hopefully at least some of those are! Plus if you buy 3 boxes you can get a free Meijer Reusable Shopping Bag! That's a dollar value! So for only 2.00 you can get 3 boxes of cereal and 1 shopping bag!

French's Mustard in on sale for 1.00. Use the coupon here and get it free. It should print twice if you haven't used it already. Or use the .30 off 1 coupon from the 6/22 Smartsource insert to get them for .40.

Chex Mix is on sale for 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to get them for .67.

Cheerios Snack Mix is also on sale for 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to get them for .67.

Kool-Aid packets are on sale for .10 each. You can use those for the Kraft and Nabisco buy 3 get 1 free product coupons from the tearpads and the All You Magazine. So you'll only have to pay .30 for 3 packets and 1 other product (whichever coupon you use).

Jello Ready to Eat Pudding Cups are on sale for 2.00. Use the .75 off 1 coupon for the rice variety, from the 6/1 Smartsource, to get it for 1.00. Plus when you buy 3 you'll get a free aerosol can of Cool-Whip. So for 3.25 (only two coupons will double and the third will stay .75) you'll get 3 6-packs of pudding and one can of Cool-Whip.

Meijer brand frozen fries are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the Mealbox Site to get a bag for 1.00. Remember you can only use one coupon per order now!

Mrs. T's Pierogies are on sale half off. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.

Kid Cuisines are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the August 29th All You Magazine to pay 3.00 for two.

Eggo Waffles (16ct) are on sale for 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to pay 4 for two big boxes. Plus if you buy 4 boxes and use 2 coupons, you'll pay 8.00 total but also be able to get $10 off a backpack (which are 20% off this week).

Nabisco Ritz Bits and Crackers are on sale for 2.00. Use the .75 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Smartsource to pay 3.00 for 2. Or use the 1.00 off 1 coupon found here (you can only use 1 per order). Plus if you buy 5 boxes and use on Mealbox coupon and two insert coupons you'll pay 7.00 total and be able to get $10 worth of Hanes products free!

Quaker Chewy Bars are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to pay 3.00 for 2.

Aunt Millie's Bread is buy one get one free. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those. Use two coupons if you can for the best deal.

Lance's Cracker Packs are buy one get one free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 5/11 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.
Campbell's Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soups are .50 each.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Coupons - Week of 8/17


We should be getting two inserts this week in the newspaper. Here's some of the featured brands:

Air Wick
Arm & Hammer Toothpaste
Benefiber
Campbells Select
Cheerios
Dannon Light and Fit
Goodnights
Healthy Ones
Jell-O
Lysol
Maalox
Mrs. Dash
Sensodyne
V-8 Splash
Advil
All
Angel Soft
Degree
Dixie
Dove
Fruit of the Loom
Hellmans
Joy
Kibbles N Bits
Knorr Sides
Lawry's Marinades
Lipton
Milk Bone
Purina
Q-Tips
Ragu
Skippy
Sparkle
Wish-Bone

Last week, the papers were still .99 at UDF and at the BP on Kings Mills Rd (at 71). Hopefully everyone can find a place to get them for .99, that really makes it the best deal. And remember, coupons can vary from newspaper to newspaper and can even be omitted.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kroger - Old el Paso & Yoplait


Here are two Kroger deals found by readers that I thought deserved their own post!! (Thanks to The Gobbles and Anonymous - FGD).


Old el Paso Taco Shells are on sale for 1.00. Plus many of the boxes have coupons on them for a free pack of seasoning mix when you buy 2 other Old el Paso products. You can use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert or click here for the same coupon, plus use the coupon on the box to get two packs of shells and a seasoning packet for 1.00 total!


Also, there is a coupon here for 1.50 off Yoplait kids yogurts. You can also load the 1.00 off 2 coupon here onto your Kroger plus card. So if you print two of the coupons, plus load the 1.00 off 2, you'll save a total of $4 on two yogurts! I don't have their exact price at the moment, but I'm sure that'll make it a great deal!
Thanks everyone!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My $5 Challenge Shopping Trip (Includes new CVS $2 off $10 coupon)


Today I decided to make a trip out just to get some of the deals. We're pretty stocked up on our regular grocery items, so today was just to get things I could get at a great price. I decided before I left that I was going to work hard to keep my out of pocket cash to $5 or under. Well did I do it? Let's see!

1st Stop: CVS (I actually visited 2 different CVS's but I'll lump the two together here)
*2 Lamisil Foot Sprays @ 5.79 each = 11.58. I used two 4.00 off 1 coupons from the 7/20 Smartsource insert, plus I earned $10 in ECB's for this deal
*1 Alavert @ 5.99. I used the 4.00 off 1 coupon found here, plus I earned $3 ECB's for this deal.
* 2 Fleet Children's Enemas @ 2.19 each = 4.38. I earned $4 ECB's for those.
* 1 CVS 120ct aspirin @ .99. I used my coupon for a free CVS product on the bottom of the receipt
*4 bags of Dove Chocolates @ 3.00 each = 12.00. I used four 1.50 off 1 coupons from the 5/11 Redplum insert, plus I earned $5 ECB's for that deal.
*1 SkinEffects Facial Scrub (not pictured, it fell out in the car!) @ 6.99. I used a 2.00 off 1 coupon from a stack of coupons I found sitting out at my CVS. I believe these are also in the Beauty Handbook in the store. I earned $5 ECB's for that deal.
*1 3 pack of Rolaids @ 2.49. I used one 1.50 off 1 coupon from my receipt plus a 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 6/22 Redplum insert.
*1 Maalox Childrens Tablets Clearanced at 3.00. I used one 1.00 off 1 coupon from my receipt and a 2.00 off 1 coupon from the 6/1 Smartsource insert.
*1 Cortisone Cream @ 3.99
*1 pack of Reese's cups @ .79 (filler item)
I used two $2 off $10 coupons found here (either scroll down to page 30, or just type it into the little page number box at the top and then print it)
Product Total = 52.20
Coupon Total = 26.49
ECB's Used Total = 24.50
Cash Used Total = 1.68
Total Money Out (ECB's + Cash) = 26.18
ECB's Earned = 27.00

2nd Stop: Staples
*2 bottles of Elmers glue @ 0 each
*2 packs of filler paper @ .09 each = .18
Paid total of .20 after tax

3rd Stop: Walgreens
*16 packs of Bic pens @ .50 each = 8.00
I used eight 1.00 off 2 coupons from the 8/3 Smartsource insert.
I paid .52 for tax.

4th Stop: Meijer
*2 French's Mustards @ 1.00 each = 2.00.
*2 Frank's Red Hot Sauce @ 1.00 each = 2.00. I used the coupons found here for the mustard and hot sauce for a total savings of 4.00.
*3 Boxes of Wheat Thins @ 3.50 each = 10.50. I used three free Wheat Thins when you buy three other Kraft/Nabisco Products.
*12 packs of Kool-Aids @ .10 each = 1.20
*10 cans of Mighty Dog @ .50 each = 5.00. I used 10 get a free can coupons from the 8/10 Smartsource insert.
*4 cans of Campbell's soup @ .50 each = 2.00.
*3 4pks of DanActive Yogurt. 2 clearanced @ .68 each and 1 clearanced @ .38. I used three .50 off 1 coupons from the 7/20 Smartsource insert.
*3 packs of Hanes socks @ 3.99 each = 11.97. I got 3.34 off each pack for buying the Wheat Thins.
*6 Johnson's Buddies Soaps @ .99 each = 5.94. I used a raincheck from last week to get them buy 2 get 1 free. Plus I used two of the 2.00 off 2 coupon found here.
*3 Pert Shampoos. I used rainchecks to get them for 2.99 each = 8.97. I used three 3.00 off 1 coupons from the 8/3 Smartsource insert.
*1 package of Oscar Mayer hotdogs @ 3.19. I used the free hotdog when you buy 3 other Kraft/Nabisco products coupon.
I used a $5 off your next order coupon from last week

Product Total = 52.53
Meijer Hanes Deal = -10.02
Coupon Total = 42.43
Cash Used Total = 1.37 (includes tax)

For a grand total of cash used of only $3.77!! I still have 1.23 to spare!! Wow, the Lord is so good to me!! What about you, have you had a great deal you'd like to share? You can leave a link in the comments section and we'll come see your deal as well!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kroger - Deals for Week of 8/11


Here's the best deals I see at Cincinnati area Kroger's for the week of 8/11:

Kleenex 120ct tissues are on sale for .88. Use the .50 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get 3 boxes for 1.64 which comes out to .64 each.

Ballpark Franks are on sale buy one get one free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.

Chef Boyardee canned pastas are on sale for 1.00. Use the .35 off 3 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get 3 for 2.30 which is .77 a piece.

Friskies Selects Cat Food is on sale for .79. Use the buy 4 get 1 free coupon from the 8/3 Redplum insert to pay 3.16 for 5 cans which comes out to .63 each.

Keebler Chips Deluxe and Sandies Cookies are on sale for 1.88. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to pay 2.76 for 2 which comes out to 1.38 each.

They are running a special where you get $5 off your order when you buy $20 worth of participating Nestle products. Some included products are:

Nestle cookie dough @ 2.50 each.

Nestle Morsels (baking chips) @ 2.50 each

Juicy Juice 64oz bottles @ 2.50 each

There are coupons here for all three of those products. You should be able to print those twice each.

Also in the Nestle deal:

Coffeemate Creamers @ 3.00 each. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 6/29 Redplum insert.

As well as other Gerber, Nestle candy, Boost and Purina Dog Chow products. A pretty good deal might be:

buy 2 Nestle cookie doughs = 5.00
buy 2 Nestle morsels = 5.00
buy 2 Juicy Juices = 5.00
buy 2 Coffeemate creamers = 6.00
Total = 21.00

use two 1.00 off 1 coupons for the cookie dough = -2.00
use two .55 off 1 coupons for the morsels = -2.00
use two 1.00 off coupons for the juice = -2.00
use two .50 off 1 coupons for the creamer = -2.00
get 5.00 off for the deal
total savings = 13.00

pay 8.00 for all of those products which comes out to 1.00 per product.

Those are the best deals I see at this point for Kroger. As always, please feel free to share any you find and I'll keep working to find more as well! Thanks!

Walgreens - .99 Bic Soleil Razors and Free Bic Pens!


Bic Soleil Razors are on sale at Walgreens this week for 5.99. Use the Easy Saver Coupon (the little monthly booklet sitting with the ads in the store), for $2 off, plus you can stack that with the 3.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert and pay only .99 each! (Thanks Kim!)

Also a great deal this week at Walgreens:

Bic pens are on sale 2 for $1. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get them free!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meijer - Deals Week of 8/10


*Sorry for the delay on the Meijer ad, we just got home from church, the Reds game and a stop at Kroger. Now on to the ad!!

Here's the best deals I see for Cincinnati area Meijers this week:

General Mills Cereals are on sale 3 for $5. (1.67 each) There are coupons here and here for different General Mills cereals that when doubled would make each box only .67. Plus we have coupons from different inserts for Cocoa Puffs Combo Cereal, Curves Cereal, Total Cereal, and Fiber One Cereal that would also make the boxes .67 each. I'm not sure yet which varieties are included, but hopefully at least some of those are! Plus if you buy 3 boxes you can get a free Meijer Reusable Shopping Bag! That's a dollar value! So for only 2.00 you can get 3 boxes of cereal and 1 shopping bag!

French's Mustard in on sale for 1.00. Use the coupon here and get it free. It should print twice if you haven't used it already. Or use the .30 off 1 coupon from the 6/22 Smartsource insert to get them for .40.

Chex Mix is on sale for 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to get them for .67.

Cheerios Snack Mix is also on sale for 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 General Mills insert to get them for .67.

Kool-Aid packets are on sale for .10 each. You can use those for the Kraft and Nabisco buy 3 get 1 free product coupons from the tearpads and the All You Magazine. So you'll only have to pay .30 for 3 packets and 1 other product (whichever coupon you use).

Jello Ready to Eat Pudding Cups are on sale for 2.00. Use the .75 off 1 coupon for the rice variety, from the 6/1 Smartsource, to get it for 1.00. Plus when you buy 3 you'll get a free aerosol can of Cool-Whip. So for 3.25 (only two coupons will double and the third will stay .75) you'll get 3 6-packs of pudding and one can of Cool-Whip.

Meijer brand frozen fries are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the Mealbox Site to get a bag for 1.00. Remember you can only use one coupon per order now!

Mrs. T's Pierogies are on sale half off. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.

Kid Cuisines are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the August 29th All You Magazine to pay 3.00 for two.

Eggo Waffles (16ct) are on sale for 2.50. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to pay 4 for two big boxes. Plus if you buy 4 boxes and use 2 coupons, you'll pay 8.00 total but also be able to get $10 off a backpack (which are 20% off this week).

Nabisco Ritz Bits and Crackers are on sale for 2.00. Use the .75 off 2 coupon from the 7/27 Smartsource to pay 3.00 for 2. Or use the 1.00 off 1 coupon found here (you can only use 1 per order). Plus if you buy 5 boxes and use on Mealbox coupon and two insert coupons you'll pay 7.00 total and be able to get $10 worth of Hanes products free!

Quaker Chewy Bars are on sale for 2.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/10 Smartsource insert to pay 3.00 for 2.

Aunt Millie's Bread is buy one get one free. Use the .35 off 1 coupon from the 8/10 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those. Use two coupons if you can for the best deal.

Lance's Cracker Packs are buy one get one free. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 5/11 Redplum insert to get a good deal on those.
That's all I see for now. Please share any deals you find as well and I'll keep looking and report anymore that I find.

Friday, August 8, 2008

CVS - Deals for Week of 8/10


Here's the best CVS deals I see for the week of 8/10:

Get $3 ECB's when you buy 1 package of Alavert @ 5.99. Use the 4.00 off 1 coupon found here and pay only 1.99 but get back 3 ECB's! Limit 1

Get $5 ECB's when you buy $10 worth of select candy. There are many different choices there.

Get $5 ECB's when you buy $15 worth of Energizer batteries. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource to work some good deals there.

Get $5 ECB's when you buy $25 worth of select baby products. Products include Huggies diapers and wipes. Playskool wipes, Johnson baby products, Playskool tools and baby products, an umbrella stroller and Enfamil formula. This isn't a great deal, but if you need these products it could be a good deal with coupons.

Those are the best deals I see at this point. Don't forget to do the August monthly deals found here if you haven't done them yet. And as always, please share any deals you find as well!

Kroger - Recap Week of 8/4 - 8/10


Here's the Cincinnati area Kroger recap for the week of 8/4 - 8/10:

Select varieties of Pillsbury rolls and crusts are on sale for 1.00. We got coupons for these from the 7/13 Smartsource insert. There are also coupons here and here that you can use as well. The last time they had a sale on these, the sale price was for the smaller containers (around 4ct). So be sure to watch for that. With the coupons you should be able to get them for .30 - .50.

Oral-B Indicator Toothbrushes are on sale for 1.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 P&G insert to get two for 1.00.

Crest Regular Toothpastes are also on sale for 1.00. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 P&G insert to get two for 1.00.

Kellogg's Pop-Tarts and Fruit Snacks are on sale for 1.79. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Kellogg's insert to get two for 2.58, which is 1.29 each.

Electrasol tabs are on sale for 2.99. Use the 2.25 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert to pay .74 each.

Turkey Hill Ice Cream is 2.99. Use the 1.00 off 1 coupon from the 7/13 or 7/27 Redplum inserts to get them for 1.99 each.

All of these products are 20% off:

Tylenol

Motrin

Pepcid AC

Listerine

St. Joseph Aspirin

Viactiv

Zyrtec

Stayfree

Johnson's Baby Care

There are coupons for all of these products from various inserts. Plus there is reportedly a $4 off $20 coupon tearpad floating around Kroger stores that could work with this deal as well. This might be a good deal when sale and coupons are combined.

The Kroger reusable shopping bags are on sale 5 for $4

Meijer - Recap Week of 8/3 - 8/9


Here's the Cincinnati area Meijer recap for the week 8/3 - 8/9

They are once again having a 10 for $10 (with 11th item free) sale and this looks to be like a pretty good one:

Totino's Pizza Rolls. Use the .40 off 2 coupon from the 7/13 Smartsource insert and pay .60 each. Or use the coupons found here , here or here which are .35 off 1 and would make the final cost .30 each.

Pillsbury Cake Mix or Frosting. Use the .40 off 1 Frosting coupon from the 7/27 Redplum to pay only .20 for the Frosting.

Hunt's Ketchup. Use the .20 off 1 coupon from the 6/22 Smartsource insert to pay .60 each.

Meijer brand Pasta Sauce. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the Mealbox Site to pay .50. You'll only be able to get one per order per the new rules!

Glade Spray Air Freshener. Use the Buy one Get one Free coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource and get two for 1.00.

Shedd's Spread Country Crock. Use the .25 off 1 coupon from the 5/18 Redplum to pay .50 for those.

Other deals:
They are running a deal where when you buy 5 Colgate, Palmolive, Speedstick, Irish Spring or Soft Soap Products, you'll get a Catalina (coupon that prints at the register for use on your next order) for $5. We got coupons for all of these products in the 7/27 Smartsource. Also, the travel sizes of these products are also working for the deal. So you can spend just about $5 on 5 travel size products and get a $5 coupon back.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is on sale buy 3 get 3 free. If you have any of those Get a Free Product (Oscar Mayer, Kraft Dressing, Wheat Thins, Crystal Light or Kraft Singles) when you Buy 3 other Kraft or Nabisco Products coupons, this would be a great deal for those. You could use two of the coupons and get the 6 Macaroni and Cheese. You'd end up only paying for the 3 Mac N Cheese for all of it! The last time I was in the store they were priced at .74. So for 2.22 you could get 6 Mac N Cheese and 2 packs of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs ( or whatever the coupon you use is for). That's a great deal for all of that!

The Kellogg's Deal where when you buy $10 worth of Kellogg's products, you'll get $10 off a backpack is a great deal this week because we have lots of different Kellogg's coupons from the 8/3 newspaper and all backpacks are 40% off. Yogos work great for this deal because they are on sale for 2.00 each and then we have coupons for 1.00 off 1 from the 7/13 Redplum insert. So you could buy 5 Yogos, pay $5 after coupons and get a free backpack (if it's priced under $10) Plus buy 10 Kellogg's products in one transaction and you can send in for the rebate found with the coupons in the 8/3 insert.

If you buy 2 packs of Oreo cookies at $2.50 each, you get 1 free gallon of Meijer milk. You can do at least two of these per order. So then you would buy 4 packs of Oreos and get 2 gallons of milk free. Plus we have coupons for .75 off 2 packs of Nabisco cookies from the 7/27 Smartsource insert to make this deal even better. And, the 4 packs of Oreos qualify to get $10 worth of Hanes products free! So it's a great deal!

Meijer canned vegetables are on sale for .50.

Jif Peanut Butter is on sale for 2.00. Use the .55 off 1 coupon from the 6/8 Redplum to get it for 1.00.

Meijer Milk is 2.39 a gallon.

Coffee-Mate is on sale for 1.50. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 6/29 Redplum insert to get it for .50.

Juicy Juice is on sale for 2.25. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Redplum to get two for 3.50 which is 1.75 each. Or click here to print a 1.00 off 1 coupon and pay only 1.25 each.

Suave Body Wash is on sale for 1.67. Use the .50 off 1 coupon from the 5/18 and 7/13 Redplum inserts to pay only .67.

Tons of L'oreal Hair Products and Make-up are on sale. We have coupons from the 5/18, 6/1, 6/8, 6/22 and 7/20 inserts. If you need those products, I'm sure those are great deals!

The big bottles (25.4 oz) of Pert Shampoo are on sale for 2.99. Use the 3.00 off 1 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert and they'll be free! The register will probably automatically adjust down the coupon to 2.99.

Frosted, Apple Cinnamon, Fruity and Oat Cluster Cheerios are on sale for 1.67. Use the .55 off 1 coupon found here and it should double (I realize it says not to double, but most registers will just do it automatically when the little number on the barcode is a 5) then you'll only pay .67. (There's 2 different coupons on there that would work for this deal).

Suave shampoos and conditioners are .79. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 5/18 and 7/13 Redplum inserts to get two for .58 which comes out to .29 each.

10ct Bic Pens are on sale for .79. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get two packs for .58 which also comes out to .29 each. There's also the same coupon here.

Johnson's Buddies Soaps are buy 2 get 1 free. They are priced right at 1.00 (maybe only .99). If you use the 2.00 off 2 coupon found here, you'll get all 3 free! You can print it twice and if you wait until the Johnson's page comes up after you print, there are tons of other Johnson coupons on the right hand side. (Thanks Amy!)

It's a pretty great week at Meijer! So get out there and shop!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Coupons - Printable Coupon Sites Update


Many of the printable coupon websites have updated with fresh, new coupons. The sites include:














There are coupons on these sites that can be used this week on deals at Meijer and Kroger including Totino's pizza rolls and Cheerios cereals at Meijer and Pillsbury rolls and crusts at Kroger. I have a list of printable coupon sites on the right margin of the blog, so you can just scroll down there at anytime and find some coupons to print. Most sites usually update monthly.

Meijer - 2 Day Super Sale (8/8 & 8/9)


Meijer is having a two day super sale (Friday and Saturday). They have a few good deals to note:


Frosted, Apple Cinnamon, Fruity and Oat Cluster Cheerios are on sale for 1.67. Use the .55 off 1 coupon found here and it should double (I realize it says not to double, but most registers will just do it automatically when the little number on the barcode is a 5) then you'll only pay .67. (There's 2 different coupons on there that would work for this deal).


Suave shampoos and conditioners are .79. Use the .50 off 2 coupon from the 5/18 and 7/13 Redplum inserts to get two for .58 which comes out to .29 each.


10ct Bic Pens are on sale for .79. Use the 1.00 off 2 coupon from the 8/3 Smartsource insert to get two packs for .58 which also comes out to .29 each. There's also the same coupon here.


Also on sale all week are Johnson's Buddies Soaps. They are buy 2 get 1 free. They are priced right at 1.00 (maybe only .99). If you use the 2.00 off 2 coupon found here, you'll get all 3 free! You can print it twice and if you wait until the Johnson's page comes up after you print, there are tons of other Johnson coupons on the right hand side. (Thanks Amy!)


So for just $2.50 you can get 2 boxes of Cheerios cereal, 2 bottles of Suave shampoo or conditioner, 2 packs of 10ct Bic pens and 6 Johnson's Buddies Soaps! Seems pretty good to me!!