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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grocery deals this week...

Just in case you missed the Safeway and King Soopers weekly deals I posted earlier this week, I wanted to highlight a couple of great deals.  It is a great week for couponers at both stores!

This week at Safeway you can get FREE cereal, pasta and salad dressing.  You can also get inexpensive Betty Crocker fruit snacks after a catalina deal they have going on.  See my post from yesterday here for more information on these great deals at Safeway this week.

At King Soopers you can get FREE pasta and inexpensive Old Orchard juice, Mission tortillas, and Secret deodorant!  See my post here for more details.

Let me know what awesome deals you get shopping with these great sales this week!

10 Pairs of Sunglasses for $10 + Shipping!

UPDATE:  This deal is no longer available!

Graveyard Mall has 10 pairs of Mudd sunglasses for $9.99 + $5.99 shipping.  I ordered a similar special last time they offered it and was pretty pleased with what I received for $16.  You don't get to pick the sunglasses, you will just get a random assortment.  Even if you only like 2 or 3 pairs it is still a great deal!  I gave the ones I will never wear to the kids to play with, which I think was only 2 pairs.

If you shop through Cashbaq, you will also receive 4% back!

Izze Coupon Reset...

It looks like the $.75/1 Izze coupon has reset.  Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that they go on sale in the next 30 days so we can get some free Izze!

(Thanks, PrintableCouponsandDeals!)

Friday, March 12, 2010

High Value Hasbro Toy Coupons

Hasbro has some pretty high value toy coupons available here.  Some of these games even come in travel sizes, so if you can find them, you may be able to score some really cheap games!  Let me know if you are able to score any great deals with these fun coupons.  I'm super excited about the $5 Elefun coupon as my son has wanted this game forever!  Now we just need a sale to use these coupons with.

Restaurant.com 80% off again!

Restaurant.com is offering up another great sale on their gift certificates!  Use code BITE to get 80% off!  That means you can get a gift certificate with a $25 value for as low as $2!  Shop through Cashbaq to save even more!

Talbots Sale!

Talbots is having a sale right now with great prices on some items.  They have great quality clothes that are usually pretty expensive.  The shirt pictured above is on sale right now for only $3.24!  You can use promotion code 016324500 to get and additional 20% off and $5 flat rate shipping.  It seems like they have a pretty good selection of sale items and outlet items

Amazon Ear Bud Sale...

Amazon is having a sale on ear buds to go along with all of your MP3 players and other accessories.  There are some pretty highly rated ones at good prices.  Go here and here to check out a couple of the deals if you are in the market for some new ones!  These both ship free with an Amazon prime membership or when you spend $25 or more on qualifying products with Amazon's free super saver shipping.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A new $.75/1 Mission Tortilla Coupon = Cheap Tortillas!

Mission released a new $.75/1 printable coupon good on any flour tortillas, go here to get it.  Pair this with the Mission Caseras Tortillas that are on sale right now at King Soopers to score some more tortillas for $.25 a pack!  Remember that tortillas freeze great so it is a great time to stock up on these!  Also, remember to use your back button once your coupon has printed to get a second one.

(Thanks, PrintableCouponsandDeals!)

Alice.com - 15% off Gift Certificates

Alice.com is offering 15% off all gift certificates that are purchased through today - this is like getting free money!  If you want more information about Alice.com, go here.  This is a great way to turn the Olay Body Wash money maker into an even bigger money maker, if you haven't already submitted for the rebate.  Go here for more details about this deal.

The gift certificate doesn't have an expiration or fees, so you can purchase it now and use it in the future.  Just make sure to to purchase it today to get the 15% off.  You create an account or log into your account here and access this offer on the upper left hand side of the page once signed in.

Safeway Weekly Deals 3/10 -3/16

It's an awesome week to be shopping at Safeway between the mix and match sales and multiple catalina promotions  going on, there are TONS of great deals!

The frozen food get a $10 catalina when you spend $25 in participating items promotion continues this week and I believe all of the sales and coupon match ups I posted about for this promotion last week are still valid this week, go here to see the list.  Make sure to check cellfire and shortcuts for ecoupons to load onto your card to go along with any of the deals below.  Let me know if I missed anything great and I'll add it to this list! 

Saturday & Sunday Only: 
Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat $1.99
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.49 each, when you buy 2! 

Waterfront BISTRO Medium Raw Shrimp $3.99/lb., sold in a 3 lb. bag 
Mott's Apple Juice $.99
Fritos or Cheetos (7.75-9.25 oz. selected varieties) $1.29

Frozen Food Promotion Deals:
Safeway Frozen  Veggies $2
Eating Right or Safeway SELECT Meals $2
Safeway SELECT Pizza $3.99
Safeway Frozen Potatoes $2.50
And don't forget the deals I posted about last week that are included in this promotion! 

Mix & Match Deals:
Buy 5 Save $5 mix and match sale(you must buy 5 in the same transaction to get these prices): Eating Right Cut Vegetables (12 oz. selected varieties), Eating Right Salad Blends (5-12 oz. selected varieties), Fresh Express Salad Blends (4.5-12 oz. selected varietes), Marie's Pourable Dressings (11.5 oz. selected varieties), POM Wonderful Tea (16 oz.), and Mushrooms (8 oz. white, sliced or whole) all are $.99 each after instant discount for buying 5!

Buy 5 Marie's Pourable Dressings $.99 each = $4.95 for 5, after $5 discount for buying 5
Use 5 $1/1 from the 1/31 SS (if yogurt varieties are included, you can also use the $1/1 from the 1/3 SS)
Cost = FREE!

Another Buy 5 Save $5 mix and match sale (prices listed are assuming you are buying 5 and saving $5) there is a limit of 20 boxes per transaction:
$1 Items: Quaker Oat Squares (16 oz.), Kellogg's Corn Flakes (12 oz.), Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (4.5-9 oz. selected varieties);
$1.50 Items: Post Fruit Pebbles (11 oz.), General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25 oz.), Nature Valley Granola Bars (7.2-9 oz. selected varieties);
$2 Items: Post Honey Bunches of Oats (15 oz.), Kellogg's Raisin Brain (25.5 oz.), General Mills Lucky Charms (16 oz.)

Coupons you can use with this sale:
Corn Flakes $1/3 from the 2/7 RP
Quaker Squares $1/1 from the 2/14 RP
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $.50/2 printable here, here and here
Nature Valley Granola Bars $.40/1 printable here, here and here
Honey Nut Cheerios $1/3 from the 2/7 GM
Raisin Bran $2/1 printable here

Now to make this even more complicated there are a couple of catalina deals that you can do with this promotion as well:
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Catalina Deal
If any of these fruit snacks are participating products: Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit RollUps, Fruit RollUps Fruit Stickerz
$1.50 catalina when you buy 3 participating products
$2.50 catalina when you buy 4 participating products
$3.50 catalina when you buy 5 participating products

Cereal Catalina Deal
Participating Products: Great Grains, Honey Bunches of Oats, Shredded Wheat, Honeycombs, Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts, Fruity Pebbles (10 oz. or larger), you would need to buy Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats or Raisin Bran to get this catalina
$3 Catalina wyb 4
$4 Catalina wyb 5

And now for a couple of scenarios:
Scenario #1:
Buy 6 Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers (because I know for sure they are part of the Safeway mix and match promotion, if the others listed on the promotion are included, feel free to get them) = $6
Buy 4 Quaker Oat Squares = $4
Use 3, $50/2 Fruit Snack coupons
Use 4 $1/1 Quaker Oat Squares coupons
Cost = $3, get back $3.50 catalina for buying 5 fruit snacks, like getting everything for FREE plus OVERAGE after catalina!

Scenario #2:
Buy 5 Quaker Oat Squares = $5
Use 5, $1/1 from the 2/14 RP
Cost = FREE for 5 boxes of cereal!

Scenario #3:
Buy 2 Raisin Bran = $4
Buy 3 Fruity Pebbles = $4.50
Use 2 $2/1 Raisin Brain printable coupons (you will need access to 2 computers)
Cost = $4.50, get $4 catalina, like spending $.50 for 5 boxes of cereal after catalina!

There are tons of other combination to use for this deal.  If you come up with a great one, please share in the comments for everyone!

Other Deals:
Barilla Pasta $.88
Use $.55/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = FREE!

Hamburger Helper $.99
Use $.75/3 from the 2/7 or 3/7 SS or printables here and here you must buy 3 to use these coupons
Cost = $.66 each when you buy 3

Classico Pasta Sauce $1.79
Use $1/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.29 each, when you buy 2

Fiber One Toaster Pastries $2
Use $.50/1 from teh 2/21 SS
Cost = $1!

Pampers Jumbo Diapers $8.99
Use $2/1 from the 2/21 SS
Cost = $6.99

Progresso Soup $1
Use $.50/2 from the 2/7 GM and 2/21 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2 

Lucerne String Cheese or Stick Cheese (12-16 oz.) $2.49 with in-ad coupon, limit 2

Hot or Lean Pockets $1.50 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

Gorton's Grilled Fillets $3
Use $.50/1 from the 1/3 SS
Cost = $2

Rancher's Reserve Bone In Beef New York Strip Steak $4.99/lb. Boneless is $5.99/lb. Both are in the Extreme Value Packs
93% Lean Ground Beef $2.49/lb.
Safeway Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.49/lb. - I stock up at $1.99/lb. or less
Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.69/lb.
Safeway Corned Beef Points $1.49/lb. - This week and next week are the best times of the year to stock up on Beef Brisket as it tends to only go on good sales around St. Patty's Day.

Large Haas Avocados $.88
Artichokes $2
Sweet Jumbo Navel Oranges $.50/lb.
Green Cabbage $.29/lb.
Bulk Red Potatoes $.69/lb.
Mini Carrots 1 lb. bag $.50
Garlic $.50/lb.

Are you tired from reading all of that?  I'm sure tired from typing it, it seemed like a mini novel!  I'll be shocked if anyone actually made it through this whole thing!  There are tons of great deals this week that I hope you can take advantage of.  Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

King Soopers Weekly Deals - 3/10 - 3/16

King Soopers is continuing their Cart Buster Savings Event this week. It looks like most of the deals I posted about last week are still available, excluding Meat/Seafood and produce.  Let me know if you find any other great deals and I'll add them to the list!

Barilla Pasta $1
Use $.55/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = FREE! 

Secret Deodorant $1.88
Use $3/2 P&G esaver coupon, go here to load it to your shopper's card, you must buy 2 for this to come off
Cost = $.38 each, when you buy 2!  

Mission Tortillas Caseras $1.25
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 SS or $.71/1 printable here
Cost = $.25!

Old Orchard Juice $1.67
Use $.50/1 printable here
Cost = $.67! 

Dreyer's Ice Cream $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 1/31 SS
Cost = $1.99 

Progresso Soup $1.25
Use $.50/2 from the 2/7 GM and 2/21 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.75 each, when you buy 2 

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.29
Use $.40/1 printable here or $.70/2 from the 2/7 GM, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = as low as $1.49 

Fiber One Bars $2.29
Use $.40/1 printable here or $.50/2 from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = as low as $1.49 

Chex Mix Bars $2.29
Use $.50/1 from the 2/7 GM or 3/7 SS
Cost = $1.29 

Pillsbury Frozen Grands Biscuits $2.50
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $1.50 

Betty Crocker Potato Twin Pack $1.68
Use $.40/1 printable here
Cost = $.88 for 2 boxes! 

Nestle Crunch Bars $.50
Use BOGO from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.25 each, when you buy 2! 

Gillette Men's Body Wash $3.33
Use $2/1 from the 3/ 7 PG
Cost = $1.33 

Old Spice Deodorant $1.88
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 PG, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.38, when you buy 2 

Hunt's Pasta Sauce $1

Green Giant Canned Veggies $.50 

Garlic French Bread $1 

Pepsi 12 packs are 3/$11 and you get a free bag of Tostitos chips (9-13 oz.) when you buy 3 12 packs in a single transaction.  There is a limit of 1 reward per transaction.

Gorton's Seafood (6.3 - 24.6 oz.) $2.99
Use $.55/1 from the 2/21 SS or $.50/1 printable here
Cost = $1.99 

Kroger Corned Beef Brisket Point Cut $1.49/lb.
Kroger Corned Beef Brisket Flat Cut $2.49/lb.
USDA Choice Ribeye Steak Bone In $4.99/lb.
Bone In Turkey Breast BOGO
Oscar Mayer Meat Bologna or Salami BOGO
King Crab Legs $8.99/lb.
Boneless Pork Top Loin Roast $1.79/lb.

Cuties 5 lb. Box $5.99
Use $1/1 from the 2/7 SS
Cost = $4.99

Asparagus $.99/lb.
Green Cabbage $.33/lb.
Fuji Apples $.99/lb.
Large Avocados $1
Organic Mini Peeled Carrots $1 for a 1 lb. bag
Dole Bagged Garden Salad $1
Organic Navel Oranges $2.99 for a 4 lb.bag
Cantaloupe $.50/lb.
Mangoes $.50
Red or Gold Potatoes 5 lb. bag $2.50

Happy Shopping!

Target Gaucho Pants - 2 for $8 with FREE SHIPPING!

UPDATE #2: It looks like they changed the code to only be 10% off now but you can still get a good deal at 2 pairs for $9 shipped!

UPDATE:  You can also shop through Cashbaq to get 5% cash back on your purchase.  Just make sure to start and log into the Cashbaq site and then go to Target to find the deal!

Target's deal of the day is Junior's Gaucho pants for $10 a pair and they are also on sale for buy one get one free, with free shipping!  You can use code URTYJLI8 to get an additional 20% off making them $4 a pair!  If you are not sure what size to order, order both sizes and you can return the size that isn't right to a Target store.

I just ordered 4 pairs and paid around $17 with taxes included.  What an awesome deal!  If you want in on this deal, make sure to order soon as this offer is only good today and colors and sizes will run out quickly as news spreads. 

(Thanks, SD!)

Got plans for lunch or dinner today?

If not, you should head over to your closest Panda Express with this coupon to get a free Honey Walnut Shrimp single entree, good today only.  No purchase necessary to use this, just swing in and try out some new free food. YUMMY, I would love to try this out!

I'd call ahead to make sure the location you are planning to visit is participating, find your closest location here.

(Thanks, SD!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Whole Foods One Day Sale = $.99/lb. Grapes

Tomorrow, Wednesday March 10th, Whole Foods is having a one day sale on green seedless grapes for $.99/lb.  The deal is only good tomorrow, so stop by then if you want to pick some up.  My kids can't get enough grapes, so you know where I'll be swinging by tomorrow!

Do you or will you be planting a vegetable garden this year?

I love to grow my own vegetables and think it is a great learning activity for my kids.  My 3 year old understands that the vegetables we eat actually grow in the ground and on plants and that food doesn't just come from the store!  I think that gardening is a thrifty choice as well, since there is little investment besides the seeds and water and you can grow lots of vegetables, even in a pretty small garden.

I only have one small box garden but plan on growing lettuce, some peppers, a couple of tomato plants, peas and some herbs this year.  I always plant some lettuce as the bugs tend to eat it and leave the rest of my plants alone - I consider it my sacrificial lettuce and if there is any that isn't destroyed it is a nice bonus to actually eat some!

I'm super excited since I plan on starting everything from seed this year versus buying already established plants (a thriftier move cost wise if you can plan far enough ahead).  We are getting ready to start the seeds that need to be started inside in the next few weeks so that they are ready to move outside once it is warm enough.

I know that there are many sources of seeds, but was told about $1.50 packs of certified organic seeds that were available at Walmart.  I stopped by this weekend and was able to find a huge display of them.  That is a pretty good price for organic seed and they had a large selection of vegetables and herbs to choose from.

Will you be gardening this year?  If so, what are you planning to grow?

Walgreens Weekly Deals 3/7 - 3/13

More free floss this week at Walgreens and other good deals!

They have a great Grape Nuts deal going on this week, they are on sale for $1.75 per box.  If you buy 4 boxes, you will get a $3 RR.

Buy 4 boxes Grape Nuts = $7
Use 2, $2/1 printable here (you need to sign up for their newsletter first and you can only print 1 per computer and registration) and use 1,$1/2 from the 2/28 SS
Cost = as low as $2, get $3 RR, like getting them for free plus overage after RR!

Other deals this week:
Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss (30 yards), 2 pack Advanced Designs Toothbrushes, Listerine Pocket Paks (72 ct.), Total Care or Advanced Mouthwash (8.45 oz.) = 3/$9
Buy 3 Reach Floss 3/$9
Use BOGO from the 1/3 RP
Use 2, $1/1 floss coupons from the 3/7 RP
Use the $5.01/3 in-ad coupon
Cost =FREE, with overage of $1.01.  Make sure to hand over manufacturer coupons first and then the Walgreens in-ad coupon to prevent beeps at the register.  Also make sure you are purchasing other items with the $1.01 in overage so the register doesn't beep and go crazy and confuse the cashier! 

Buy $20 in participating Nabisco Crackers 2/$5, Planters Nuts $4 or DiGirono Pizza $5, get $5 RR.
Buy 5 Planters Nuts = $20
Use 2, $1/2 from teh 1/24 SS
Cost = $16, get $5 RR, like spending $11 for 5 tins! 

Buy $20 of participating Vicks products, get $10 RR; Buy $15, get $5 RR.
Buy 5 Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil that are on sale $4.49 each
Buy 2 Puffs Tissue (FREE with coupon below)
Use 5 $1.50/1 Vicks coupons from the 2/21 PG or 3/7 PG
Use the Buy 2 Vicks products and Get Puffs Free coupon from the 2/7 PG
Cost =  $14.95
Get back a $10RR
Final Cost $4.95 for 5 DayQuils or NyQuils and 2 boxes of Puffs! 

Oral B Advantage 123 Toothbrush, Crest Whitening Expression or Plus Scope Toothpaste (6 or 6.2 oz.), Glide Floss (38.3 to 55 yards) 3/$8, get $3 RR
Buy 3 Crest Toothpastes = $8
Use 3, $1/1 from the 2/21 PG
Cost = $5, get $3 RR, like spending $2 or $.67 each after RR!

Buy $10 of participating Bounce, Downy, Tide, Cascade, Febreze or Mr. Clean products, get $2RR
Buy 1 Downy Liquid $3.99
Buy 2 Tide Stain Release 10 ct. $3.99 each = $7.98
Total = $11.97
Use the $1/1 Downy coupon from the 2/7 PG
Use 2 $1/1 Tide coupons from the 2/7 PG or 3/7 PG
Cost = $8.97, get $2 RR.

Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner or Windex Outdoor All-In-One $12.99, get $3 RR
Use $5/1 Scrubbing Bubbles coupon here or $2.50/1 Windex coupon here
Cost = $7.99 for Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner or $10.49 for Windex Outdoor All-In-One, get $3 RR!  Make sure if you want to purchase both of these items, you do it in two different transactions so you get both RRs.  If you only do one transaction and purchase both, you will only receive one $3 RR. 

Nestle Candy 1.4 to 2.1 oz. $.49 with in-ad coupon

Wrigley's Gum (Eclipse 12 piece or Orbit 14 piece) 2/$2
Use $1/2 coupon from the Walgreens March Coupon Book I posted about here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2

Life Saver Jelly Beans 2/$4
Use $1/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Prevacid Acid Reducer $19.99, with in-ad coupon
Use in-ad coupon and $2/1 printable here or $2/1 from the 2/7 SS
Cost = $17.99 

Maybelline Cosmetics BOGO 50%
Use any of the coupons from the 2/7 RP ( you can use 2 coupons)
Cost = will vary 

CoverGirl Cosmetics BOGO 50%
Use $1/1 or $2.50/2 from the 2/7 PG (you can use 2 coupons)
Cost = will vary

Almay Comsetics BOGO 50%
Use 2, $2/1 from the 2/7 SS
Cost = will vary 

Nature Made Heart Health Supplements BOGO
Use $2/1 CoQ10 printable coupon here or $1/1 Fish Oil coupon here or $1/1 from the 2/28 SS
Cost = will vary

Russel Stover Eggs $.29 each, good filler!

If you find any other great deals, let me know and I'll add them to this list!

Bath & Body Works - Free Shipping!

Bath & Body Works is offering free shipping on any size order.  You can see a selection of all their sale items or just go tho their main page.  Use code SHIP4FREE to get the free shipping. 

I love all of their yummy scents!

Monday, March 8, 2010

King Soopers Instant Win Game!

King Soopers has a fun online instant win game going on right now called, "Hit the Hoops".  Go here to play, you must log into your King Soopers account first.  You can play once per day, every day.  I am yet to win but have heard numerous reports on great prizes being given out...Have fun and good luck making your shot!  If you win something, let us know in the comments.

Staples Deals this week!

Staples has a few good deals this week worth mentioning.  They are having a $1 sale which includes:
5.5" x 4.25" Staples notebooks, Staples 3 hole punch, Staples Pull and Seal #10 envelopes (25 pack), Quartet Enduraglide dry erase markers fine tip (4 pack), Staples Dry Eraser, Scotch Magic 3/4" Tape, and Avery Glue Sticks (3 pack) - all have a limit of 2 per customer.

They also have a couple of $1 deals after Easy Saver Rebates:
HP Everyday 8.5" x 11" Photo Paper (50 pack), cost = $9.99, submit for $8.99 Easy Saver Rebate
Hammermill CopyPlus copy paper (500 sheets), cost = $5.99, submit for $4.99 Easy Saver Rebate

Both of the above items have a 2 rebate limit per household, per item.

Easy Saver Rebate information can be found here.  They are super easy to do (all on line) and they send you a check - not a gift card!

Check out their ad if you plan to do any shopping there this week as they have some other $2 deals and also have a $5 off $50 in-store purchase on the front page - if you are going to be spending that much.

Rolling Duffel Bag - $7.99 Shipped

UPDATE:  It looks like this is already sold out - sorry!

If you are in the market for a new duffel bag, then I've got a great deal for you.  Right now, JC Whitney has the rolling duffel bag above for $7.99 shipped!  Go here to add the bag to your cart and use code SPRING to get free shipping!  I'm not 100% sure of the quality but for $7.99 it is worth a shot.  I ordered 2!

(Thanks, SD!)