Monday, August 30, 2010

More Deals at Walgreens

More good deals at Walgreens

There's a Monthly RR deal for John Frieda (Remember the new monthly deals started yesterday, because the new month starts this week.)
Here's the deal:

Buy 3 John Freida products get $5 RR
Here's what you'll want to do
Buy 3 John Freida Root Awakening $4.99 ea
use (3) $3/1 John Frieda Root Awakening SS 8/22/10
OOP $5.97 and get a $5 RR

Cap'n Crunch is $1/Box (little boxes)
use $.50/1 Cap'n Crunch RP 8/19 OR
$1/2 Cap'n Crunch IP (

Thanks Wild For Wags!

Walgreens 8/30

Bad photo--Sorry! Crazy first day of school. I just wanted to do a quick post of what I'm buying this week. One store didn't have any of the Breathe Right 10 count. One store only had the menthol (size sm/med) Last store had both. Two stores had just clear lip gloss, one store had pink, peach, and clear. Why can't they all just be stocked??? Anyway, I love rolling the lip gloss and tampons back and forth with the Breathe Right. Fun to stock up on new stuff. So here's the deals:

Transaction #1
Breathe Right Menthol 10 count $4.00
Carmex Pink $2
$5 RR
OOP $1 + tax

Transaction #2
W Tampons 8 ct $1.99 (why can't they just make it $2?)
Candy $ .45 (already eaten by 3 yr. old)
$2 RR Carmex
OOP $.44 + tax
got $2 RR

Transaction #3
Carmex Clear $2
Tampons $1.99
W Plastic Spoons $ .99
In ad Coupon Plastic Cutlery $.50
$4 RR Breathe Right
OOP $.49 + tax
got $2 RR, $2 RR

Transaction #4
Breathe Right $4
W Plastic Spoons $.99
In ad IVC W Cutlery $ .50
$2 RR Carmex, $2 RR Tampons
OOP $.50 + tax

There are cheaper fillers like the 2 pocket folders, but I like to buy things I actually need for fillers and were pretty stocked on folders.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

CVS 8/28/10

So, I haven't been shopping CVS much only because they haven't had many deals that I've been interested in, but I did shop there on Saturday. One deal is good this week (they turn on their deals on Saturday night at my closest store). I bought

(4) 4oz. bottles of Emerald Nuts on sale for $1ea. (I'm not sure if this was a weekly sale, so they may still be $1)
used (4) $1/1 Emerald Nut Coupons RP 8/15/10 (I got these while I was in California)

Phillips Ear Phones $6.99 get $7 EB

I like shopping at CVS, it's so much easier than Walgreens.

Lots of New coupons at Red Plum

New Coupons on Red Plum! I'm really excited about the Nutella coupon--YUMMY!

Walgreens 8/29-9/5

Lots of freebies at Wags this week. Not many Moneymakers, but some freebies.

Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair plus Nails $10 get a $10RR

W Perfection Tampons $1.99 get a $2 RR

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm $2 get a $2 RR

Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash 2/$7 get a $5 RR must buy 2
$ .75/1 Softsoap IP here
$1//1 Softsoap body Wash All You Magazine Sept. 2010

Breathe Right Strips $4 get a $4 RR
$1.50/1 Breathe Right RP 4/11/10
(If you buy these check the inside the box for another coupon)

Colgate Total Enamel Strength Tootpaste or Colgate Max Fresh or Max White Toothbrush $2.99 get a $2 RR (Don't buy both in the same transaction because you'll only get 1 RR)
$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste Diabetes and You Magazine found in Walgreens pharmacy
$.75/1 Colgate Tootpaste SS 8/29/10
$.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste IP here
$.75/1 Colgate Adult or Children's Toothbrush All You Magazine July
$.40/1 Colgate Toothbrush SS 8//29/10

Tostitos B1G1 $3.99
$1/1 SS 8/1/10 (you can use 2 coupons on a B1G1 Sale)

For all the match-ups check out Wild for Wags.

Have you seen the new Walgreens Official Coupon Policy? Finally they have one online and it's pretty darn good. While I've never had any problems at Walgreens, I would definitely print a copy and keep it handy just in case.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Tampax Sample Kit

Get a free sample pack from Tampax.

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Smiths $1 coupon Event In Progress

The Smiths Coupon event started yesterday! All coupons under $1=$1. There are a few freebies maybe will discover more as the week progresses. You can see a list here or here. I haven't shopped yet, no time! But hopefully I'll get there today or tomorrow. Remember the coupon event is on until Tuesday.

HIGH value Ball Park Franks coupon

Holy Cow, this is a SWEET coupon. Go to the Ball Park Franks Facebook page and "like them to receive a $2/1 Ball Park Franks hot dog coupon.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free Photo Book from Walgreens on August 25th

Another free photobook--I LOVE these. This one is a little smaller than the picaboo photo book I blogged about (which you have until the 31st to order). The latest photo book offer is from Walgreens for a 4.5 X 6 purse book. Go to the Walgreens facebook page and "like" them, then come back on the 25th for the promo code for the free photobook. You will also need to pay $2.99 shipping.

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Kraft Coupons

New Kraft Coupons on the Kraft Huddle to Fight Hunger Website. Kraft Coupons usually don't last long, so if you want these, I suggest you print them.

Albertsons Instant Win Game

Go to the Albertsons Facebook page and "Like" them, then play the Albertsons Instant Win game and an entry into the grand prize drawing for a new mini van! The sweepstakes is available to residents of CA, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, UT, WA, or WY.

Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Canning Peaches--SO FUN!

Yay, I accomplished my first water bath canning project!! It was super duper easy, but definitely more time consuming than canning meat (I can't wait to can more meat!) I really enjoyed it. All my jars sealed, they didn't all look lovely, but I'm really not a perfectionist, as long as they taste good I'll be happy. I did have one major catastrophe--I had bought 2 boxes of peaches from the grocery store and they were nice and cold when I bought them. So, a few days later when they were ripened and ready to can, I just opened the top box and got busy. I thought about the bottom box maybe being too warm especially since my kitchen was about 180 degrees while I was canning the first batch, but I didn't open the box. Well, when I opened the box the next day, they were all moldy--soooo sad! Live and learn, I guess. I can't wait to can something else, it is so fun. If only my sister had been here for some great conversation. Maybe next year we'll can fruit together! So, if you've never canned, don't be afraid just follow the directions to the T and it's a piece of cake!

I had 3 books on canning, I know 1 would have been sufficient! But the best tip I got from one of the books was to sterilize your jars in your canner and just take them out one at a time when you need them. Then as soon as you finish a jar just put it back in the canner. That way you don't have to worry about fruit fresh to keep your fruit from browning. It's definitely something that you figure out what works best for you as you go. I changed a few things as I went until I got into a good rhythm.

Happy Canning!!!

$10 off $10 at JCPenney PLUS Free shipping on Shoes

Sorry I'm a little late posting this deal but it's a good one. JCPenney has free shipping on shoes through 9/6, and there is a coupon code TEN2YOU that will take $10 off any order of $10 or more. So, get on over to and click on shoes. I always go right to the clearance section and see if you can find something you like. Then enter code TEN2YOU and checkout. They didn't have much in the way of kids shoes or mens shoes on clearance, but there were lots of ladies shoes in the clearance section.

Don't forget to shop through e-bates for 3% cashback.

Thanks Common Sense with Money!

Free Sample Playtex Sport

Get a free sample of Playtex Sport tampons from

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Flip Video 60 Minute $59.99 TODAY ONLY!

I'm not always up on the latest electronics and I know this is the older model of the Flip Video Recorder, but this struck me as a really good deal.

Flip Video Ultra White and Silver 60 Minute record time $59.99 + tax + $5 Shipping

Don't forget to shop through e-bates for Cash back. If you haven't already signed up, it takes no time at all and you can earn cash back on your internet purchases. After you sign-up, just search for Cowboom, click it and they will take you right to the sight, that's it!

This would be a great Christmas present. What I love about these little video recorders is that you can carry it in your purse so you have it with you all the time.

Smith's ad Misprint

In case you haven't already heard, the $.48 cent cereal int the Smiths ad for this week was a misprint. I suspected as much when I saw it yesterday, so I thought I'd just wait it out until someone tried it this morning and sure enough, they had already caught the error.

Now, this brings up an interesting dilemma. I never imagined that there would be so many times as a couponer that I would have to ask myself if doing a deal or using a coupon was really being honest. This is one of those times. I try very hard not to be judgmental of others and their choices, but since this is my blog, I will give you my opinion. Obviously you can take or leave it. If I have any doubts, I usually just skip the deal, another deal will always be right around the corner. Also, I don't ever want to do anything that would give the stores any ammo to use against couponers. That's how we lose credibility and then the stores limit coupons or give us trouble about honest coupon usuage. Back to the Smiths deal, obviously Smiths is not honoring the ad, which I think is totally fine. We all make mistakes and this was a simple mistake. Now we could all go in a throw a fit about it being an advertised deal, and Nevada statues require that they honor it, etc, etc., but that would only hurt our reputation and make them not want to deal with us. My goal is to have great relationships with my stores and never have them grumble when they see me walk through their doors. Some deal seekers have decided to take the ad to Walmart and have them price match the Smiths ad; In my opinion this is dishonest. The ad was a misprint and if Smiths is not going to honor it, I think it's dishonest to ask Walmart to honor it.

Okay, that's it. Use your best judgment and remember we want to keep good relationships with our stores and have them know that we are honest couponers who would never try and take advantage of a silly little misprint!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Buy One Get One Free Feta Cheese Coupon

Got to Facebook, "like" Athenos and get your B1G1 Free Athenos Feta Cheese Coupon. YUMMY!

New shortcuts e-coupons

New Coupons are available on Remember these are e-coupons that you can load to your Smiths (Kroger) or Vons(Safeway) shoppers card. These combined with paper coupons can make for some great deals.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Walgreens Week of 8/15

Here are my favorite deals at Walgreens this week:

$2 RR when you buy 2 Head and Shoulders (or Pantene) 2/$8
B1G1 Free Head and Shoulders 7/11/10 SS
$1/1 Head and Shoulders 8/15/10 RP

B1G1 Free Right Guard (or Dry Idea) Deodrant
B1G1 Free Right Guard Deodrant 7/25/10 RP (up to $4.49)
$1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense here
(You can get 2 free with the b1g1 coupon)

Campbells Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup $.79 w/in ad coupon
$.50/2 Campbells Cooking Soups here (

Not too much at Wags this week, but for all the deals check out Wild for Wags.

Friday, August 13, 2010

High Value Cereal Coupon

If you like these cereals, this is a coupon you're going to want to print.

$1.50/2 Kelloggs Apple Jacks, Corn Pops or Froot Loops Cereal (

MDA Coupon Booklet at Vons and update on Buy 4 Save $4

I found these coupons at Safeway in California, so I'm not sure if Vons has them yet, but keep checking. What a blast shopping at a coupon friendly Safeway store! The checker was cheering me on as my total went down. It was soooo great to use 5 yes 5 of the same coupon! Anyway, I'll enjoy it while I can and then back to Vons--sad!
An update on the buy 4 save $4, you DO NOT need to buy in increments of 4 to get the $4 off. You must buy at least 4 but after the initial 4 the sale price will come off. I bought 4 fruit snacks and 1 nut cluster and got the $1 (buy 4 save $4) came off all 5 items. Also, the nut clusters DO qualify for the Nature Valley Cat. I didn't do this one because I was testing the waters to see if my eq's would come off at a Safeway store with my Vons card.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Vons Buy 4 Save $4 or Albertsons buy 10 save $5

Don't miss the buy 4 Save $4 promo at Vons this week. I know it's difficult to shop Vons with coupons, but this one should be okay. The trick may be making more than one trip, I know it's a big pain, but the good news is that their shelves are usually pretty well stocked (hmmm, I wonder why??) Make sure you load all the e-coupons from cellfire and shortcuts, and remember you can use paper coupons along with the e-coupons. KCL has done a bunch of match-ups which you can see here. Now just keep your fingers crossed that you get a good cashier!

If you don't want to deal with Vons, pull out those double coupons and you can still get some good deals at Albies. The Nature Valley and BC Fruit Snacks Catalinas are also printing at Albertsons. You can get the Fruit Snacks for $1.50 and the Granola Bars for $2.50 -coupons-doubles + Catalinas (must buy 10 items mix and match.) Still a good deal and no worries about coupon hassles! Remeber if you still have the doubles left from the newspaper, you can combine those with the coupon booklet for 5 doubles per transaction.
Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars or Fiber One Chewy Bars between 8/9 and 9/5
Buy 3 Receive $1.50 Catalina
Buy 4 Receive $2.50 Catalina
Buy 5 or more, Receive $3.50 Catalina

Buy Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks between 8/9 and 9/5
Buy 3 Receive $1.50 Catalina
Buy 4, Receive $2.00 Catalina
Buy 5 or more Receive $3.00 Catalina

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

High Value Hot Pockets Sideshots Coupon

Go to the Hot Pockets Facebook page and "LIKE" Hot Pockets Sideshots for $1/1 coupon. I know these are on sale for $2 at Vons right now and there may be an in ad coupon that would make them $1.50 ($.50 w/coupon) I'm not at home so I don't have my ad, but it would be today only because the new ad starts tomorrow.

Next Round of Smith's Summer of Savings

The new round of Smiths Summer of Savings game has started. Spin the wheel everyday and win some great freebies. I won free hot dogs and a free razor in the last round. Good Luck.

New e-coupons on Cellfire and Shortcuts

New Coupons on Cellfire and Shrotcuts be sure to load these to your shoppers card. If you've never used cellfire, you can read my post here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

$1/2 Bic Coupon

Hurry over to and print this $1/2 Bic Stationery Products coupon. 8 pack Bic Pens will be on sale at Walgreens for $ .79 starting tomorrow or I'm sure you can find them for super cheap at Walmart.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Free A & W Rootbeer Float

Go to the A&W Facebook page and "like" them, then print your coupon for a free Rootbeer Float. YUM! Valid through August 21st.

Thanks Debbie Does Coupons!

A few more Double Ideas for Albertsons

Sorry, to my friend Jeannie for the misinformation about the Olive Oil! The Filippo Berio Olive Oil is $3.99 at Albertsons, you should be able to print a $1/1 coupon here. With Doubles that's $1.99 for Olive Oil which is a decent price for Olive Oil, especially if you have overage!

Here's the link for the $1/1 Peppridge farms Cookies. $1.99 at Albies = free with doubler.

Oh, and don't forget the $.75/1 Mission Tortilla coupon in last Sunday's inserts. 10 count flour tortillas are $1.49 FREE TORTILLAS!

I'm such a ding-dong I missed the fact that the Ritz Chips are also part of the buy 10 save $5 promo--so if you have the $1 coupons from Vons you could throw in a few bags of those along with some planters trail mix and 5 Kraft Deli Deluxe (remember you have to buy 5 Kraft items if you want the $5 catalina) for that super deal! These double coupons are making my head spin!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chipotle Cheddar Chex Mix Coupon

**Not at my closest Albies yet, but I'll keep looking!
Go to Chex Facebook page and "like" them and get a $1/1 Chex Chipotle Cheddar coupon. I see free chex mix in our future. I wonder if they have these at Albertsons? I'll check tonight!

Free OB Tampon Sample

Free OB Tampon sample pack here.

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Kraft Promo Vons (Safeway) and Albertsons

I noticed this deal when I was shopping yesterday and was really bummed that my Vons will only let us use 2 like coupons, but some of you with coupon friendly stores may be able to do this at Safeway. The same Kraft promo that I talked about last week at Smiths is also going on at Albertsons and Safeway affiliates. The promo is buy 5 Kraft cheese products (8oz or larger) and get a $5 OYNO catalina coupon. So here's the deal at Safeway (Vons)

Buy 5 Deli Deluxe $2.99 ea
-$5 (part of the buy 5 save 5 promo)
use (5) $1/1 Deli Deluxe coupons
OOP $4.95
get a $5 OYNO Cat.

You can only print 2 coupons per computer, so you'll need 3 computers, or just use 4 coupons, or substitute another Kraft cheese product for your 5th item. Just make sure you have 5 Kraft cheese items over 8oz. ea.

You can also do this deal at Albertsons as part of the buy 10 save $5 promo. you'll just have to find more items. KCL has a good scenarion here. If you use 3 of your twice the value coupons the deal will be even sweeter!

Print and Save Dail Nutriskin

Just a heads up for next week, you may want to print this coupon before it's gone. Next week Dial Nutriskin Body Wash will be $3.99 get a $3 RR at Walgreens.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ball/Kerr Canning Product Coupon

**UPDATE at Albies you can get a free canning funnel with this coupon they're priced at $1.69 so a little overage too. There are also pickling spices for just over $2 and a few other goodies that would be super cheap with doubles. If you need jars take this coupon to Walmart because they have reduced the price for jars not much but at least $1 if I remember correctly the last price I paid. Walmart is by far the cheapest for canning jars here in my neck of the woods.
This coupon will certainly come in handy $1/1 Ball or Kerr Canning Product. You could certainly use this at Albertsons with a doubler, but depending on what you want to buy, it may still be cheaper at Walmart. Either way, it's a great printable coupon if you didn't get it in the 8/1 Red Plum

Free Sample Better Oats Oatmeal

Free Sample of Better Oats Oatmeal.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Free Photobook from Picaboo

Free Photobook from Picaboo. You do have to pay $8.99 Shipping, but it's still a great deal for a nice large photobook. These are fabulous Christmas presents! Just enter code FREEBK at checkout and $39.99 will be deducted from your order.
_The cost of one 20-page Large Classic, Classic Leather, or Classic Custom photo book (up to $39.99) will be deducted from the order total. If the book contains more than 20 pages, the customer will be charged for the additional pages.
- Taxes and shipping charges are additional.
- This coupon is for first-time Picaboo customers only. Now through August 31st

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Mr. Bubbles Coupon

Just in a nick of time! Mr. Bubbles Q $1/1 from the Village Co. According to Totally Target the extra Sensitive is regular priced around $1.77 (remember prices vary by region) You may find them cheaper at Walmart.

Thanks Totally Target!

Friends and Family Discount is here 8/2-8/4

I hope you haven't shopped at Walgreens, yet. Because the friends and family coupon is here!!! (yes, I shopped before I looked checked for the coupon, but I'm going back for more.) Just remember to check out at cosmetics or the photo counter, and remember to include the 15% when adding up your totals especially if you're planning to pay with RR you don't want to be short.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Do you make your own Bread?

Do you make your own bread? Well, if you don't it's time to start. Now, I am super lazy when it comes to cooking, and the thought of mixing, kneading, waiting, kneading, raising, etc. etc. etc. !! Makes me totally unmotivated! BUT I have an old dinosaur breadmaker that belonged to my grandmother who never used it because she had no use for a breadmaker...she was the breadmaker! Anyway, it's so old that I couldn't even find a users manual online. But I decided to wing it, now usually when I wing it in the kitchen it turns into a disaster, but I figured I'd just follow a bread recipe, throw everything in that baby and see what happened. The good news is that it was a great success! YAY success in the kitchen with almost no work!! So, if you're kitchen lazy like me but want homemade bread either go searching through your grandmothers pantry for a breadmaker she doesn't use OR go the the DI and see what you can dig up. Oh sure I'd love to have the fancy model with the pizza dough setting and a paddle that could whip up a BIG loaf of bread but for Free, my little dinosaur is doing a fabulous job, and I haven't bought bread for about 1 year. AND we're eating yummy whole wheat bread--remember fresh ground wheat flour is about 1000 times better than store bought wheat flour. See my post here about the best thing I ever bought----my wheat grinder--L-O-V-E it!!

Here's my favorite recipe:
I got the original recipe from here (, but I have modified it a bit:

1 1/4 C Warm Water
1 T butter
1/4 C brown sugar or honey
1t salt
2 3/4 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C Wheat Gluten (or you can use 1/2 wheat 1/2 white flour omit the gluten and increase flour to 3 cups)
2T Powdered Milk
1/4 C potato flakes
3/4 T yeast (original recipe called for 1T but it was too much and the bread tasted like yeast)

Just throw everything in the breadmaker in the order listed, set you breadmaker on the dough setting. When it beeps (don't forget that you have it in the machine--yes I have done this) take it out and shape it to fit in your bread pan, let it rise for 30 min. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. My oven cooks hot so I only bake mine for 25 minutes.

If you go to the Everyday Food Storage site, she's got tons of great recipes, videos, and food storage tips.

Walgreens 8/1-8/7

There are a few good deals at Walgreens this week--FINALLY!! I didn't even shop at Walgreens last weeks, so you know that means that I have a stack of RR to spend this week. These are my favorite deals:

Alive Energy Multi-Vitamins $10 get a $10 RR
$1/1 Alive Vitamins (Thanks Wild for Wags)

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $7.99 get $8 RR
$2/1 Complete Solution (Safeway/Vons Coupon booklet)
$1/1 peelies on the package

Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor $9.89 get $5 RR
$4 Gillete Proglide 8/1/10 SS (not in mine!)

Select Kelloggs Cereals 2/$5 get $2RR when you buy 2
$1/2 Kelloggs Cereals IP (
$1/2 Kelloggs Cereals RP 7/25/10
$1/3 Kelloggs Cereals RP 8/1/10

Crayola Crayons $1 get $1 RR

10 pack #2 Pencils $ .09

6 pack Paper Mate Color Highlighters $.19

Penway 1 Subject Notebook $ .29

For all the match-ups Check out Wild for Wags!

*On the Wags Facebook page they say that there will be friends and family deals this week which usually means a 15% off coupon later in the week. We'll see!

Albertsons Doublers in Today's Paper!

It's a great week at Albertson's. Both the Northwest and Western Region Albertsons got double coupons in today's paper!!! You can use 3 doublers per transaction. Here are a couple of good deals. I'll let you know what else I find in the coming days.

GM Cereals, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Fiber One Bars, and GM Cereal Bars are $1.88 and when you buy 4 you get 2 free Redbox movie rentals. I bought
4 Honey Nut Cheerios $1.88 X 4
$1/2 any GM Cerals (
(2) $.75/1 Honey Nut Cheerios (you have to play the game to get the coupon)
2 doublers (I did this deal last week with a set of doublers from the Albertsons coupon booklet that only lets you use 2/transaction. I will do it again this week with 3 doublers)
OOP $3.27

Prego Italian Sauce $.99
$1/2 Here (
FREE with 2 Doublers

There are tons of new Printable coupons at and Smartsource and great new P&G insert and RP inserts (2 I think).

Also new Peppridge Farms Cookie Coupon $1/1