If you are brand new to couponing and just visiting this blog you can start at the Coupons 101 - Overview to get a start on the how to's of couponing.

Always, feel free to contact me at thriftymomincolorado@gmail.com

Saturday, March 20, 2010

2 coupon inserts on Sunday...

Tomorrow we will be getting one Smart Source (SS) and one Red Plum (RP) insert. Here's to hoping for some great coupons for us to use!

FREE Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta...

King Soopers currently has this pasta on sale for $1 a box with the buy 8 participating products, get $4 instantly promotion. Use the $.75/1 printables here and here to score some free pasta. Make sure to use your back button and print 2 copies of each coupon which means you should be able to end up with 4 free boxes!

(Thanks, AFC!)

Yellow Halo Sleepsack - $8 Shipped!

UPDATE: It looks like these are all sold out now!

These sleep sacks are awesome for little ones and usually pretty expensive. Right now through Amazon you can get the yellow one pictured above for $8 shipped! Go here for the deal!

(Thanks, SD!)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Celestial Sesonings Tea - $1/box!

When I was at Safeway doing all of my shopping last week, I noticed that they have Celestial Seasonings tea on sale for $2 each, it is an unadvertised sale.  Pair that with the $1/1 from the 1/10 or 2/21 SS and get it for $1/box.  That is a pretty good price for this tea.

Last year I was able to score some free at King Soopers when they marked them on sale 10/$10 but I haven't seen that sale since then and I've been watching these since I got my first coupons in January.  I love their Decaf Green Tea!!

30% off everything at Gap, Old Navy & Banana Republic

Now through Sunday the 21st, you can use the coupon here to get 30% off in-store at Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic.  You can use this coupon multiple times too without having to print a new one.  If you use this coupon they will also donate 5% of your total to Teach for America.  You can get yourself some new stuff and help out a good cause!

Also, Old Navy's item of the week are the super cute smocked dresses pictured above for only $8.  With the 30% off coupon, these will only be $5.60!  These are a little short for me for a regular dress, but I love them with the top part rolled down as skirts or as Hip2Save suggests as a swimsuit cover up - what a great idea and way cheaper than the actual swimsuit cover ups that are this same style.  They are also cute with leggings underneath and super easy to sew on some spaghetti straps if you are like me and not brave enough to go strapless - I'm sure that most of the world doesn't want to see what I have to offer when my little ones come running up to me and tug on my clothes!

Have fun shopping and helping out a good cause!

(Thanks, Hip2Save & SD!)

$3.00 Huggies printable coupon!

Hurry over here to print out a $3/1 any Huggies diapers coupon.  These coupons tend to reach their print limit quickly so print it out now and save for a good sale.  This is a pretty high value coupon and those of you with kiddos in diapers know how expensive they are!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Princess & the Frog Movie Deal...

The Princess & the Frog movie was released on DVD this week and Target has the Blu-Ray combo pack on sale for $26.99 and it comes with a free Princess Tiana purse.  Use the $10/1 coupon here (make sure you get the one for the US and I believe this coupon is only valid through 3/21).  There are 2 rebates you can submit for after purchasing and both allow for photo copies of the receipt!

For the rebate you need to:

Buy 2 boxes of Band-Aids and The Princess and The Frog on Blu-Ray or DVD and get a $5 rebate by mail. You can download the form here. Rebate has to be submitted by June 30th.

Buy any roll of FrogTape Multi-Surface (24mm, 36mm, or 48mm) painters tape and The Princess and The Frog on Blu-Ray or DVD and get $5 rebate by mail. You can download that form here. Rebate needs to be submitted by May 31st. You can find these painting tapes at any home improvement store.

I'm sure there are some coupons for Band-Aids to make this even better!

This would make such a fun Easter basket stuffer for the little girls in your life.

(Thanks, Couponing to Disney!)

My Walgreens trip...

Just a boring update as to how I rolled my RRs.  I had 2 $2 RRs expiring on Sunday so I used them to buy the Colgate toothpaste that is FREE or better than free after RRs this week.  I had to get 2 fillers since I was using 2 RRs and a manufacturer coupon and you need as many items as coupons at Walgreens.  I got 2, $.20 travel packs of tissue and my total was less than $1 and I now have another $4 RR for next time.

Are you shopping at Walgreens yet?  If so, are you finding ways to "roll" your RRs?

Safeway Weekly Deals 3/17 - 3/23

The Safeway frozen food buy $25 in participating products, get $10 catalina toward your next frozen food purchase event is still going on.  See deals here and here.  I haven't done any shopping with this promotion yet, have you?

They have 4 x 6" prints on sale for 20 for $1 or $.05 each when you buy 20!  That is a great price on in store photo processing.

Saturday & Sunday Sale:
Jennie-O Ground Turkey 20 ounces $1.99 each, limit 4
Avocados $.33 each
Lucerne Shreds or Block Cheese $1.49 each
, limit 2
Oreos or Nutter Butters $1.99 each, limit 4

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.29, limit 3 - not that great of a price 

Other deals:
Pillsbury Cake Mix $.69 each with in-ad coupon, limit 3 

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $.99 each with in-ad coupon, limit 4
Use in-ad coupon and $1/2 from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.49 each when you buy 2! 

Lay’s or Lay’s Kettle Cooked Chips $1.88
Use $1/1 from the 3/14SS (if these varieties are included)
Cost = $.88

Pasta Roni or Rice a Roni $.75 each, you must buy 4 for this price
Use $1/3 from the 1/3 RP
Cost = $2 for 4 or $.50 each!

Suave 24 Hour Protection Deodorant $1.25 each, when you buy 4
Use 2, $1.25/1 printables here and 1, $3/2 printable here
Cost = Better than FREE! 

Simply Clean Event - $1.99 each when you buy 3 or more:
Febreeze Air Effects $1.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 PG
Cost = $.99

Soft Scrub Cleaner $1.99
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $.99
It looks like there are other participating items, but I am not 100% sure on which ones.

Safeway English Muffins $.99 each
Pepsi Product-2 Liters, SoBe Life Water (20 oz.) Propel (24 oz.) $.88 
Lucerne Butter $1.99 with in-ad coupon, limit 2 
Kraft BBQ Sauce $.75 when you buy 4

Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Cross Rib Roast or Boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast $1.99/lb.
Buddig Deli-Cut Lunch Meats (12 oz.) $1.77 with in-ad coupon, limit 5Assorted Pork Loin Chops $.99/lb.
Split Chicken Breasts $.99/lb.
Boneless Beef Cross Rib Roast $1.79/lb.

Wild Caught Alaskan Cod Fillets $2.99/lb.
93% Lean Ground Beef $2.99/lb.

Cuties 5lb. box $3.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 SS
Cost = $2.99 

Roma Tomatoes $.50/lb.
Assorted Chili Peppers $.77/lb.
Broccoli or Cauliflower $.99/lb.

As always, if you find any other great deals, let me know and I'll add them to the list!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sprouts deals this week!

In my effort to get the King Soopers deals done, I didn't even look at the Sprouts ad until just now!  I was so excited to see Cuties on sale for $2.99, which you can pair with a $1 coupon to score 5 lbs. of cuties for only $1.99!  Sprouts always has some great produce sales, but this one almost tops them all!

Here's the best deals I see...

CUTIES $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 SS
Cost = ONLY $1.99 - that is the lowest price I've seen!

Navel Oranges $.49/lb.
Roma Tomatoes $.99/lb.
Cucumbers $.49 each
Green Leaf, Red Leaf or Romaine Lettuce $.88 each
Fuji Apples - Regular or Organic $.99/lb.
Red Bell Peppers $.88 each
Italian Squash $.99/lb.
Broccoli $.99/lb.

Fresh Chicken Breast Tenders $1.89/lb.
Fresh Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs $.89/lb.
Fresh Organic/Grass Fed Ground Beef $4.99/lb.
All Sausage from the meat counter $2.99/lb.

Other Deals: 
Muir Glen Tomatoes $1.25
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $.25!

Mild Cheddar Cheese $1.99/lb.

Thompson Seedless Raisins $1.49/lb.

Flaxseed Meal $1.29/lb.

King Soopers Weekly Deals 3/17 - 3/23

Woo hoo - King Soopers has a new mix and match "March to Savings" event where you buy 8 participating products and receive $4 off!  These sales usually last for 2 weeks.  There is no limit to how many of these rewards you can get per transaction, just make sure you are purchasing participating products in increments of 8 and remember you can mix and match which items you are buying!

Here are some participating products:
Bumble Bee Chunk White or Light Tuna Pouch $.99
Use $.55/1 from the 2/21 SS
Cost = FREE or better than free if you purchase in increments of 8!

Scotch-Brite Sponge $1
Use $.75/2 from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each or FREE when you buy 2 and in increments of 8!

Classico Pasta Sauce $1.99
Use $1/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.49 or $.99 each when you buy 2 and also in increments of 8!

Ken's Salad Dressing or Lite Accents $1.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = $.99 each or $.49 each when you buy in increments of 8!

Sargento Cheese $2.17
Use $.40/2 from the 1/31 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.77 each or $1.27 each when you buy 2 and also in increments of 8!

Steamfresh Veggies $2.18
Use $.35/1 from the 2/28 SS
Cost = $1.48 each or $.98 each when you buy in increments of 8!

Nabisco Crackers $2.49
Use $1/1 from the 1/24 SS
Cost = $1.49 each or $.99 each when you buy in increments of 8!

Planter's Nuts (16 oz. selected varieties) $2.49
Use $1/2 from the 1/24 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.99 each or $1.49 each when you buy 2 and in increments of 8!

International Delight Coffee Creamer (32 oz.) $2.49
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.99 each or $1.49 each when you buy 2 and increments of 8!

Ore Ida Potatoes $2.79
Use $1.50/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon

Cost = $2.04 each or $1.54 each when you buy 2 and in increments of 8! 

Pace Salsa or Picante Sauce $2.99
Use $.40/2 from the 1/31 SS
Cost = $2.59 each or $2.09 each when you buy 2 and in increments of 8! 

Dial Hand Soap $2
Use $.35/1 from the 3/7 RP
Cost = $1.30 each or $.80 each when you purchase in increments of 8! 

Lysol Cleaning Products $2.49
Use printables here
Cost = will vary depending on coupons you use.

Sensodyne Pro Enamel for Children Toothpaste $2.50
Use $.75/1 printable here
Cost = $1.50 each or $1 each when you purchase in increments of 8!

Sensodyne Iso Active $4.50
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $3.50 or $3 when you purchase in increments of 8!

Old Spice Deodorant $1.88
Use $1/1 from the 2/7 PG
Cost = $.88!

Del Monte Canned Tomatoes $.99
No coupon, just a decent price at $.49 each if you buy in increments of 8! 

Annie's Natural Mac & Cheese $.99
No coupon to use, just a great price at $.49 each if you buy in increments of 8!

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

YoPlus Yogurt $2
Use $1/1 from the 2/7 GM or printable here or here
Cost = $1 

Gogurt $2
Use $.40/1 printable here, here or here
Cost = $1.20 

Tide Detergent (24-32 load liquid or 21-40 load powder) $5.88
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 PG or $.35/1 from the 2/7 PG
Cost = as low as $4.88 

Tide Stain Release (26-36 oz.) $5.88
Use $1/1 from the 2/7 or 3/7 PG
Cost = $4.88 

King Soopers Regular Sliced Sandwich Bread, Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns $1

Pepsi Soft Drinks (12 pack cans, 6 pack 24 oz. bottles) $3.67

Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz.) $2.50 - these are the larger bags!

Oscar Mayer Bacon $3
Use $1.50 printable here
Cost = $1.50! 

Hormel Pepperoni (6-8 oz) $3
Use $.35/1 from the 1/24 SS
Cost = $2.30 

Kroger Corned Beef Brisket Point Cut $1.49/lb.
Kroger Coned Beef Brisket Flat Cut $2.49/lb.
80% Lean Ground Beef $1.69/lb.
Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts or Breast Tenders $1.69/lb. - sold in 3 lb. bag and is frozen
Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $.99/lb. in Super Value Packs
Kroger Fish Fillets 12 oz. bag 50%
USDA Choice Boneless New York Strip Steak $7.99/lb.

Cuties 5 lb. box $4.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 SS
Cost = $3.99! 

Green Cabbage $.33/lb.
2 lbs. Strawberries $3.88
Blueberries $3
Blackberries $3
Raspberries $3
Seedless Navel Oranges $.33/lb.
Braeburn Apples $1/lb.
Organic Mini Peeled Carrots 2 lb. bag $2.50
Cauliflower $1/lb.
Minneola Tangelos $1/lb.
Bosc or Anjou Pears $1/lb.
Zucchini $1/lb.

As always, if I missed any great deals, let me know and I'll add them to the list!

My last Safeway & King Soopers trips this week...

As promised I wanted to update you on my last big shopping trips for the great sales that were going on this past week.  I packed the little ones up and headed out to shop.  This is what I ended up with...

(Not Pictured: 1 Izze - I was thirsty, 1 can of black beans and 1 bag of salad - We ate them for dinner before I took this picture.)

What I got...
4 boxes of Kix
3 boxes Quaker Oat Squares
2 boxes Honey Bunches of Oats
1 box Raisin Bran
1 box Fruity Pebbles
1 box Cocoa Pebbles
22 boxes fruit snacks
6 bags Nature Valley Nut Clusters
4 bags Steamers Veggies
6 bags Chex Mix
6 bottles Marie's Salad Dressing
4 bags Salad Mix
3 boxes Barilla Whole Grain Pasta
2 packs of Mission Caseras Tortillas
2 Izze's
1 box Matzo Ball Soup (I didn't even have a coupon for this!)

Total Cost (drum roll please...) = $23.03!!!! That was without getting one of my buy 5 get $5 discounts, so my total should have been $5 lower at $18.03 and of that total over $3 was tax alone!  I saved a total of $178.50 off of regular retail so about 88%!  I also still have $7.50 in catalinas to use after buying all of this food.  Can you believe that?  I've been couponing a while and still was surprised when I saw these numbers.  These sales are a great example of how much you can save when you pair a sale with a coupon and also have some catalina promotions going along too!

The beautiful thing about getting all of this stuff is that I now have tons of stuff to donate to the food bank.  It is a great idea to pick up things that are free and set them aside for the food bank.  I do this all of the time with items my family doesn't eat or use that I can get for free.  It is a great way to be able to give something without having a huge out of pocket expense.

Did you have any great deals this past week?

Whole Foods One Day Sale...

Today only, Whole Foods has their 50 count value packs of Emergen-C on sale for $9.99, which is only $.20 per packet!  You can get Orange, Tangerine or Raspberry flavors and it is only available while supplies last.  This is the cheapest price I've seen anywhere and I love this stuff and plan to swing by today to pick up a box or two.  I drink some when my family is not feeling well or when I start to feel a little bit off to try to ward off any sickness that may be coming my way.  It is great to have on hand "just in case!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What would you like to see on this blog?

I asked this before and didn't get any response, so I am asking again!

I am wondering what information you are looking for or would like to see me cover here. Please feel free to leave a comment (you can do it anonymously) and let me know what things you would like to see in the future, or what you could live without too? I really want to make this blog all about what my readers would like it to be!

Walgreens Weekly Deals 3/14 - 3/20

Sorry I'm a little bit late getting these up.  It doesn't look like a super exciting week at Walgreens this week, but you can get some free or better than free toothpaste and medicine!

Here's what I see..

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength (5.8 oz) or Sensitive (6 oz.) $3.99, get $4 RR
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = $2.99, get back $4 RR, better than free after RR!

Buy 2 or more participating Sudafed, Benadryl, or Tylenol products, get $5RR
Buy 2 Tylenol 20 to 24 ct on sale this week for $4.99 each = $9.98
Use 2, $3/1 coupons from the 3/14 RP
Cost = $3.98, get back $5 RR, better than free after RR!

Scope Outlast Mouthwash 2/$7, get $2RR
Use 2, $1/1 coupons from the 2/7 PG
Cost =  $1.50 each, after $2 RR when you buy 2.

Playtex Tampons (36 count gentle glide or sport) $6.99, get $2 RR
USe $1/1 printable here
Cost = $5.99, get $2 RR

Electrasol (20 pack) $3.49, get $1 RR
Use $.50/1 printable here
Cost = $2.99, get $1 RR.

Buy $20 of select Hawaiian Tropic or Banana Boat products, get $8RR
Select varieties are on sale for $6.99 this week.
Buy 3 Hawaiian Tropics = $20.97
Use 3, $1/1 printables here (you will need access to 2 computers to get 3)
Cost = $17.97, get $8 RR, like paying $3.33 each after RR! 

Rimmel Cosmetics BOGO 50%
Use 2, $1/1 from the 3/14 RP
Cost = will vary 

Buy $10 or more of Revlon cosmetics or implements, get $5 RR good on your next Revlon purchase.
Use $2/1 Revlon cosmetic coupon from the 2/21 SS or $1/1 Revlon tool coupon from the 2/21 or 3/7 SS
Cost = will vary, get $5 RR (Note that this RR is only good on your next Revlon purchase, not good on any purchase!)

Old Spice Deodorant $2.29 with in-ad coupon
Use in-ad coupon and $1/1 from the 2/7 PG
Cost = $1.29

Buy $20 of participating Vicks products, get $10 RR; Buy $15, get $5 RR.
Buy 4 Vicks Nyquil or Dayquil that are on sale $5 each
Buy 2 Puffs Tissue (FREE with coupon below)
Use 4 $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 =  $14.00
Get back a $10RR
Final Cost $4.00 for 4 DayQuils or NyQuils and 2 boxes of Puffs! 

Pepsi 12 packs 4/$13, get back $3 RR

Heshey's Candy (1.4 - 2 oz.) $.49 each with in-ad coupon, limit 6. 

Blue Diamond Almonds BOGO 
Use $1/2 from the 1/17 SS or $.50/1 printable here
Cost = I'm not sure what these are priced at!

Easter Candy (Hershey's Bunny, Cadbury Egg, Reese's Egg) $.39 each

Let me know if I missed any great deals and I'll add them to the list!

Oscar Mayer $1.50/1 Bacon Coupon...

Oscar Mayer has a $1.50/1 bacon coupon available right now.  Go here to print it now as these seem to reach their print limit very quickly.  Now we just need a good sale to get some cheap bacon.

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Safeway Shopping Trip Yesterday...

Here is what I got...
2 boxes of Fruity Pebbles - will be donated!
2 boxes of Honey Bunch of Oats
1 box Raisin Bran
5 boxes of Fruit Snacks
5 bags of Nature Valley Nut Clusters
5 bottles of Marie's dressing
2 boxes of Barilla Piccolini Pasta

Total Spent after coupons and instant discounts with their sales = $8.71.  Total saved = $64.83 or 89%!!  I also received $6.50 in catalinas good toward my next shopping trip.  I should have received $7.50 in catalinas but I bought the wrong Raisin Bran - see even us experienced couponers make mistakes!

Highlights of the trip...
FREE Marie's Dressings
FREE Barilla Piccolini Pasta
$.50 per bag Nut Clusters
Getting PAID to buy the fruit snacks.

In case you missed the fruit snack deal, if you buy 5 participating fruit snacks, you get a $3.50 catalina good on your next purchase.  The fruit snacks are on sale for $1 per box after the $5 instant discount when you buy 5.  I used 2, $.50/2 coupons that doubled, so I saved $2.  I spent $3 to get the 5 boxes and then got a $3.50 catalina. 

The beautiful thing about this catalina is that it is good on your next shopping trip, not just good towards buying more of the same product, so you could buy milk or whatever your little heart desires with it (although it does exclude a few things like prescriptions).  You can do this deal over and over if you want to, just make sure you do in increments of 5 and in separate transactions!  Go here for the links to get the printable coupons for this deal.

I should be heading to King Soopers and back to Safeway to stock up on a few more things and I'll keep you posted as to how it goes!

Kix $1/1 Printable Coupon

Just go on over here to print a $1/1 Kix cereal coupon, the link is on the bottom right corner of the page.  This is a high value coupon that I rarely see.  Kix are also part of the buy 5 save $5 promotion at Safeway right now and I believe they are $2 after the discount, so paired with this coupon you will get it for $1 per box!  Don't forget to use your back button to print 2 copies.  My kids love Kix, so I was super excited to see this!

Sometimes I like to crush up Kix and use them in recipes in place of breadcrumbs, like for homemade chicken nuggets.  I also do this with Ritz Crackers and Cheerios to mix things up a bit.  There are many other things to do with cereal then just eating it in a bowl with milk!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Printable Marie's Salad Dressing Coupon!

Head on over here to sign up for Marie's newsletter (in the lower right hand corner) and get a $1/1 printable coupon emailed to you.  This is great to use with Safeway's buy 5 get $5 off sale that runs through Tuesday, to get some FREE salad dressing!  As always (well almost always!), you can use your back button to get 2 copies - WOO HOO - I love free salad dressing, how about you?

A few coupons from today's paper...

that you may want to use with the sales this week.

In the Red Plum insert:
$2/1 Pampers coupon - goes well with the sale at Safeway. 

In the Smart Source insert:
$1.50 off of fresh beef when you buy 2 Classico Pasta Sauces - goes well with the sale at Safeway.
$1/2 Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal - goes well with the buy 5 save $5 sale at Safeway.
$1/2 Fruity Pebbles - goes well with the buy 5 save $5 sale at Safeway.

These sales are through Tuesday, so you have a couple of days to get there are use these coupons to make this sale even better.  Go here to see the longer Safeway list of deals this week.