Sunday, August 23, 2009

Albertsons Doublers

There are 3 Albertsons doublers in todays paper! They are not an insert like normal, they are on a random page in the paper.

In the seattle times they are on page A11

In the Tacoma Tribune they are on page A7

Check out a Thrifty Mom for comment on other pages

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rite Aid and Walgreens 8/23-8/29

This week seems slow for me at Rite Aid and Walgreens. So instead of doing up my deals, I will link you to other peoples deals.

The Thrifty Mama Rite Aid Deal

The Thrifty Mama Walgreens Deal

Thursday, August 20, 2009


For those of you who dont have Swagbucks yet...please click on my right side banner to sign up.

Swagbucks is a google type search engine that rewards YOU for using them. I generally get 2-3 swagbucks a day, and you can start redeeming around 45. For 45 swagbucks you can get a $5 amazon gift card (my fav.).

So if you average just 2 swagbucks a day, in a month you will have made enough for a $5 giftcard, with the leftovers you will be 1/2 way to another! Granted, its not a ton, but $5 is more than other search engines pay you a month.

QFC deals

Check out Centsible in Seattle for some of the better deals happening at QFC this week.

...I am working on gathering my resources to start doing some QFC deals...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FREE bacon!!!

My hubby goes through bacon like no other. So its no wonder I am super excited to pick up some FREE bacon this week. Free bacon never happens, so this is amazing.

Go to Smithfeild and click "sign up" at the top of the page. You can then print a $3 off coupon for a package of Smithfeild bacon. (remember to hit back a few times for an extra coupon)

Then...go to Safeway this week. The bacon just happens to be onsale for $3 until Tuesday the 25th.

Need Diapers?

Diapers for $2.99 a pack??? Simple couponing??? Yes, its possible. This week at Fred Meyer you can get diapers for $2.99 a pack, and use just 1 coupon. No rebates, no stacking, no RR...its easy.

Check out Frugal Living NW for more info.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Coupon reset

There are some great new printable coupons out, and a few good resets at

Save $1 on pepperidge farm cookies

Save $1 on 2 pillsbury grands biscuits

Save $5/$25 at Rite Aid

Saturday, August 15, 2009

$5/$25 Kmart printable

$5/$25 Kmart printable

Thanks Hip2Save

Pull-ups printable coupon

Save $2 on pullups

Sign up with huggies if you havent already, and you can get a $2 off coupon every month. Then hit your back button 3 times for an extra one each month!

Friday, August 14, 2009

New to Blogging

Hey anyone and everyone that is reading this. I hope you enjoy the postings I am trying to regularly get out. Please subscribe to my blog so I know you are here. Also, feel free to email me or post questions (other people probably have the same questions). I am also open to suggestions on stores to cover. I personally dont shop at QFC, but I know that is one place people probably want some deals from. If so, let me know so I can start doing some.

Finding Coupons

I personally recommend signing up at Hot Coupon World.

Not only do they have many deals posted, but they have a coupon database. This allows you to search for certain coupons. You can type in kelloggs and it will show you all the coupons available. You can even narrow it down to IP coupons so you can immediately print some off.

Rite Aid Deals for 8/16-8/22

This weeks ad (remember it starts on SUNDAY)...thanks to neekyme at hotcouponworld

Schick Intuition razors/refills, BOGO
- (2) $4/1 Q's = About $2 for 2
(schick quattro for men razors and refills are also on this sale with same valued coupons)

FREE/ really cheap Pencils and Pens
BIC Mechanical Pencils 2/$3
-$1/2 Q (8/2 SS)
-$2 SCR when you by 2

Bic Stick Crystal pens: B1G2
-$1/2 Q (8/2 SS)
=free or really cheap

Some other pretty good deals

Purex fabric softner and liquid detergent= BOGO

Axe shampoo and stylers= BOGO

Right Guard/ Dry Idea Deo. = BOGO
There was a $2/1 Dry Idea Roll on IP awhile ago, would be great if rollons are included

There is also a TON of beauty items for BOGO. Pair this sale with coupons for a great deal. (most stores allow use of 2 coupons for a BOGO sale, but some do not)

All about Rite Aid

One of the best things about shopping Rite Aid is their SCR program. You can either mail in your rebates or submitt them online. I have never mailed them in, as it is so easy to do it online. Simply GO HERE to create and account and see current offers.

You need to keep your reciepts to enter information online. I always keep my reciepts until after I have my check in hand. I also enter in every reciept I get, even if I dont think it is part of a rebate. You never know if some clearance item you bought counts towards something.

Often check back for a special coupon that Rite Aid puts out. Normally there is a $5/$25 coupons to print out. If the coupon doesnt state "use after all manufactures coupons" you can actually pay very little out of pocket. These coupons are GREAT when purchasing Free after rebate (SCR) items!

Rite Aid ads have their own coupons, but I have never been able to use an in ad plus a manufactures at Rite Aid.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

$20 in Nestle Coupons

Get $20 in Nestle Coupons plus a back to school calendar.

A few good coupons

In this past weeks paper there was a coupon for $4 off an Schick Intuition razor or refill. This is an amazing coupon. I actually just went to ebay and have 20 more headed my way. Rite Aid has these on sale next week (aug. 16-22) for BOGO. They are regularly priced around 9.99. Use 2 coupons and get 2 for $1.99!

In next weeks insert there will be a coupon for $3 off Goodlife cat or dog food. Walmart sells the cat food for around $4 a bag for the smaller size. This makes $1 cat food! If your cats are not picky, this is the way to go. I did this deal with about 20 coupons around 8 months ago, so I am definately glad to see the coupon back.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Albertsons 8/12- 8/18

Kraft Promo Items Spend $25 on Kraft products in 1 transaction and get $5 OYNO + $20 MIR = TONS OF FREE FOOD!

*Even if you are new to couponing and have NO coupons, you can still do this deal and get FREE food!

o KRAFT EASY MAC or VELVEETA Cups(2.05 - 2.44 oz)
BOGO Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cup - 08-09-09 SS - valid up to $1.30

o PLANTERS Trail Mix (4 - 6 oz)

o KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese (5.8 – 16 oz)
$1 /2 Kraft, Cracker Barrel or Polly-O Natural Cheese - 08-09-09 RP
o PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Soft or Whipped (8 oz)
$1/ 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese - 08-09-09 RP

o CAPRI SUN Juice Drink (10 ct.)

o KRAFT Singles (10.7 – 12 oz)
$1 /2 Kraft Singles 10.7 oz or larger- 08-09-09 RP
o CHIPS AHOY! Cookies (12 - 15.25 oz)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. - 07-26-09 SS
o RITZ Crackers (13.6 – 16 oz)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. - 07-26-09 SS
o KRAFT Mayo or MIRACLE WHIP Dressing (18 oz)
o OSCAR MAYER LUNCHABLES Fun Packs (9.4 - 12.55 oz)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. - 07-26-09 SS
o NABISCO Toasted Chips (6 - 8.1 oz)
$0.75/2 Nabisco Cookies Or Crackers, Any 4-28 Oz. - 07-26-09 SSo RITZ CRACKERFULS Crackers (6 oz)
o RITZ CRACKERFULS Crackers (6 oz)
$1 /1 Nabisco Ritz Crackerfuls Sandwich Crackers, Any 5 Oz. + - 07-12-09 SS
o TEDDY GRAHAMS Graham Crackers (8 - 10 oz)
$1 /1 California Pizza Kitchen Product, Any - 05-17-09 SS
$0.75/1 DiGiorno Flatbread Melts, Any - 05-17-09 SS

$1 /2 Digiorno For One Pizzas, Any - 06-14-09 SS
o RITZ BITS Crackers (7.5 oz)

o OSCAR MAYER DELI CREATIONS Complete Sandwich Kits (4.9 - 7.1 oz)

o JELL-O Gelatin or Pudding Snacks (6 pk)
o KRAFT String Cheese (9 - 12 oz)o KRAFT Natural Cheese Slices (7 - 8 oz)
$1 /2 Kraft, Cracker Barrel or Polly-O Natural Cheese - 08-09-09 RP
o OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (6 - 9 oz)
o NILLA Wafers (10 - 12 oz)o PLANTERS Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves (9.25 – 11.25 oz)
$1 /2 Planters Products, Any 9 Oz. + Up To 21.25 Oz. - 06-28-09 SS
o CRYSTAL LIGHT canisers

o MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee (31.5 – 39 oz)o STARBUCKS Coffee (12 oz)
$1 /1 Starbucks Coffee, Any 10 Oz. Or 12 Oz. Bag - 07-26-09 SS
o YUBAN Coffee (33 - 39 oz)

$1 /1 California Pizza Kitchen Product, Any - 05-17-09 SS

Hot Deals

Honey Bunches of Oats $1.50
-$1.25/1 Q (on back of sample sizes) = $0.25

South Beach living Bars = $1.50

Purina Tidy Cats litter = 2/$10
-$1/1 off product = $4 each


As the sale week is almost over, I am not going to post deals...but I will say that I managed to go to Albies and do 5 transactions (only 1 set of doubles) and get $325 worth of grocheries for $45 (that is after my kellogs rebate).

I will start posting deals this coming week, just in time for the FREE food from Kraft.

A few Safeway deals

I know this is a little late as the ad ends on Tuesday...but better late than never

Go HERE for safeway coupons

Super Coupons
Limit 1 item each...must have $20 in purchase to use:

Purex Complete 3-in-1Super Coupon: $4.99
*Use $1/1 IP + safeway coupon =$3.99
Lucerne Large Eggs, 18 ct.=$1.49
Lucerne Butter = $1.49
Breyers Ice Cream = $1.99
Wesson Oil OR Pam Cooking Spray =$2.49
*Use $0.35/1 (6/21 SS) Pam coupon = $2.14
Barilla Pasta =$0.69
Nabisco 100-Calorie Packs = $1.50

$1.69 Meat Sale (per pound)
Rancher's Reserve T-Bone Steak
Boneless Pork Loin
80% Lean Ground BeefSafeway Boneless
Frozen Skinless Chicken Breasts
72-Hour Sale Items (Fri, Sat, Sun only)
Gatorade, Michael Jordan, 32 oz. $0.79
Best Food Mayonnaise $1.99 (Use $0.50-off-1 from 8/2 Red Plum) = $1.49 each
Florida's Natural Orange Juice $2 (Limit 2)
Rice or Pasta-Roni $0.89

A few good deals
Artisan Bread $1-off-1 Safeway printable
Mangos $1 Use this $0.50-off-2 Safeway printable = $0.75 each WYB 2
On-the-vine tomatoes, $0.98/lb
Canteloupe melons $2.99 BOGO =$1.49 each

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Coupon insert for tomorrow 8/9

Are you interested in know what coupons are coming? Go to Deal Seeking Mom for a complete list.

It is nice to know ahead of time, that way if there is a coupon for something you want to stock up one, you can either by multiple copies, or go to a place like The Coupon Clippers to order extras of the coupon you want.

Here are some of my favorites coming out this week:

FREE Glade ‘The Fragrance Collection’ Soy-Based Candle (nothing better than free)
$3/1 Bic Soleil Refillable Razor Handle or Cartridge Refills (often free during sales)
$1/1 Mission Flour or Corn Tortillas (Free with Albertsons doubles or sale on small packs)
$3/1 Nutri-Pals (these often go onsale for cheap)

Couponing lingo and abbreviations

IP = Internet Printable Coupon

CAT = Catelina coupon, prints at the register for your next purchase.
IVC = Walgreens Store Coupons (Instant Value Coupon)
MIR = Mail In Rebate
SCR= Single Check Rebate (from Rite Aid)
FAR = Free After Rebate
WYB = When you Buy
OYNO = On Your Next Order
OOP = Out of Pocket (the amount you pay after coupons)
BOGO = Buy one Get one free

Insert coupons: Will have the date of the insert proceding it
RP = Red Plum insert that comes in the mail
SS = Smartsource insert
P&G = Procter and Gamble insert

All about Walgreens

Here are some tips/ FAQ's about Walgreens...

RR= Register Reward. These are coupons that print out at the register when you buy certain products. They are for use on your next purchase. DO NOT use them on the same item you just bought, or you will NOT get another RR. You can only get 1 RR per promo per transaction. IE~ Venus razors have a $5 RR, you can buy 1 and the the $5, but if you buy 2 you still only get $5, not $10. So if you really like a RR deal, do more than 1 transaction!

Walgreens accepts printable coupons

You can use a manufactures coupon AND a walgreens coupon on the same item. So if Walgreens has a Pert plus coupon for $1 off, and you have a manufactures coupon for $1 off, you can use both and get $2 off (one of the many things I LOVE about walgreens)

When you pay at the register, hand over manufactures coupons first, then give them their store coupons (this way if you end up getting money from a product the machine wont beep)

You can not get cash back. If you are buying a Money Maker item, you must get something else to "absorb the overage"

If you are using 10 coupons, you must have atleast 10 items! Using a RR as a coupon counts. So often I will find a clearance pencil for .10 or something like that to make my count right.

Walgreens deals for 8/9-8/15

Thanks to Common Sense with Money

Read some beginner tips for Walgreens

Back to School Deals (get all these coupons from the walgreens ad)

Penway Filler Papers $0.49 after in ad coupon
Penway one subject notebook $0.49 after in ad coupon
Mini Memo or Composition Book $0.19 after in ad coupon
Highlighters or Scented Gel Pen $0.19 after in ad coupon
Two pocket folder $0.19 after in ad coupon

Coupon Deals
Campbells Soups $0.79 after in ad coupon
*Use $1/2 printable coupon = $0.29 each

Bic Round Grip Pens 2/$1
*Use $1/2 printable coupon = FREE

All Detergent $4.49
*Use$1/1 printable coupon = $3.49 each

Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaners 2/$3
*Use $1/2 coupon from 7/12 inserts or $0.50/1 printable coupon = $1 each

Stayfree Maxi pads 16-24ct $1.99
*Use BOGO coupon from 6/28 SS insert = $1.99 for two packs

Ecotrin $1.99
*Use $2.25 printable coupon or $2/1 from 5/17 SS insert = FREE

Register rewards Deals (You pay money out, but you get a generic coupon for $x.xx off your next purchase at walgreens...aka cash for your next purchase)

Colgate Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste $2.99, Earn a $2.99 RR
*$1/1 coupon from 7/26 SS insert = FREE plus $1 Money maker

Jergens Naturals Lotion 16.8oz $5.99, Earn a $5 RR
= $0.99

Buy two Band Aid products (from selection) $2.99 each, Earn $4 RR back
*Use two $1/1 coupons from 6/28 or 8/2 RP inserts = FREE

Buy Reach floss or Toothbrush or Listerine 500 ml 3/$9, Earn a $6 RR when you buy three
*Use $5/3 coupon from 8/2 SS insert = FREE plus $2 Money Maker

Monthly Register Rewards

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara: Get a coupon for a FREE Mascara on next purchase

Thursday, January 8, 2009

When your not happy with a product...

When you are not happy with a product you bought, you should DEFINATELY call the company!

Recently I got a can of soup that the chicken was super fatty, I called Progresso and they sent me coupons to replace my product and some discount coupons.

A few weeks ago I called Ziploc because my vacuum bags lost their suction while in the freezer. I was given tips on how to avoid that, and they sent me coupons! I was afraid I would only get vacuum sealer coupons, I recently was given a foodsaver, so that would not have been cool. BUT...the coupons are also good for the zip and steam or produce bags!!! I was sent 3 of them to replace the products I had purchased (for dirt cheap with coupons!)

So if you are not happy, you probably got a fluke, and the company will generally try to make it better!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Albertsons...oh my!

So Albies is super crazy this week! I can't even begin to do any matchups. They have great catelina deals going on though, spend $30 of participating and get $15 OYNO...there is also new years resolution deals, diaper deals and meat deals. Here are the main ones I took advantage of:

Spend $30 get $15 (there are lots of items available)
Use coupons and your doublers THERE IS A LIMIT OF 2 DOUBLERS PER TRANSACTION!!!
(this was not written anywhere, but the system wont let them do more than 2...maybe next time it will be worded differently)

I also did a 2nd transaction of 2 pullups and 1 pampers for a total of $32, but got back the $15 and a $5 for baby OYNO coupons!

So I ended up spending $71.xx, but I got $38 OYNO coupons!!!

I ended up with:
2 Yoplus'
2 Go-gurts
1 yogurt drink
3 boxes organic cereal
2 Fruit Rollups
2 Lysol wipes
Package of pork chops (buy 8 rice a roni and get $5 off meat)-FREE
8 things of rice a roni
6 red grapefruits
2 packages ludens cough drops
2 pullups
1 pampers
2 minute rices
4 babyfood jars
1 thing of marshamellows
10 Adkins bars

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Albertson's Cat. deals

So I went to Albies tonight to see what all the fuss was about. I did 2 transactions of baby items. One went through great! The second, not so much...but it was for stuff I needed, so oh wells

#1~ 2 packages of diapers (used for going out) ~$10 each
1 package of pull-ups (DD1 is PLing!)~$10
= $32.64 after tax
But...I got $15 cat's for spending $30 of approved products and another $5 towards my next baby item purchase.

#2~ Similac formual $21.49-$1Q-$5 check
4 Beech nut toddler meals $1.39-$1Q
-$5/$25 Q from Rite Aid (Albies takes comp. Q's)
Total was $12.05

Because my total wasnt $25 AFTER coupons I didnt get the $5 baby cat?!?! I always thought it was before Q's!

So anyways I spent $44.69, but got $20 cat Q's back, so not too bad

Then I went to Fred Meyer and picked up 6 of the $1 complete salad bags!!! Now that made me happy :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rite Aid, Walmart and Wags today!

7 Christmas pencils (filler @ 75% off)- .84
8 Candy Cane pens (filler @ 75% off)- .64
Slimquick shots $4- $4RR= FREE
2 Cat ornaments (75% off)- 1.24 for both
19 Garnier Fructis Items- FREE (actually + .19) -19 $1 manu + $2 IVC (no problems with it...all $38 came right off)
= 12.45 OOP - $4 RR= 8.45 TOTAL

Slimquick shots $4- $4RR= FREE
Electrosol tabs- 3.49-$2.50 Q- 1.50 MIR= +.51
2 Lacross tweezers- BOGO @ 2.59- (2) $1 Q=2/$.59
=$6.47- $4 RR =$2.47 TOTAL OOP

RITE AID #1~ (shopping for my mom)
Garnier Fructis~$3.00- $1 manu= $2.00 - $2 MIR= FREE
10 Soyjoy bars = 10/$5 - $3/10 Q= $2 - $5/10 MIR = +$3
=Total 4.26 - $5 MIR - $1 MIR= $1.74 profit (OOP was taken off gift card)

4 Cottonelle 4pks- $2 each= $8
(MAD ABOUT THIS TRANS...they wouldnt take a manu with their q, but we needed TP)
10 Soyjoy bars = 10/$5 - $3/10 Q= $2 - $5/10 MIR = +$3
Garnier Fructis~$3.00- $1 manu= $2.00 - $2 MIR= FREE
=$13.14 -$5 MIR - $1 MIR= $7.14 (put on gift card)

4 Electrosol tabs (with 25% more free!)= $3.25 (pm with Target ad)- $2.50 Q= .75 each= $3
4 Buddy Bars= .97-$1 Q= .03 profit each= .12 profit
6 Goodlife cat food= $4- $3 Q= $1 each= $6
=12.48 total OOP

GRAND TOTAL FOR TODAY= $28.80 ($11.83 of this was tax!)
= 87% SAVINGS (and I dont have to buy shampoo for a year)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Geezeo financial Software

***I personally will not be using this software as I do not want to share my bank information, therefore I am unable to fully discuss it, but please feel free to look around and make your own decision about it.

I just found this through Bzzagent. I am thinking about trying it out. Best of all, it claims to be totally free! I will post more once I have used it for a bit. I dont know what information is asked for, but I will let you know more later...

Go to Geezeo

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Southern Living Cookbook

***These ones are full***Free for the first 10 Bloggers...go HERE
BUT~ Make sure to go and see how else you can win!

You can also be entered to win even if you dont blog, so go take a look. And while your there take a look around, and remember to keep an eye out for more giveaways!