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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Free day at the DMNS tomorrow!

Sunday is a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. No coupon needed, just your walking shoes! IMAX, the planetarium and the Body Worlds exhibit are not included in the free day, but if you are into the human body, I highly recommend paying to see Body Worlds - it is simply AMAZING! I went last time it was here and also went this past week with a field trip and was in awe both times.

They are open from 9 am - 5 pm!

Tomorrow's coupons...

It looks like we are getting 2 inserts tomorrow - a Smart Source and a Red Plum. Rumor has it that there may be a $2/1 Smart Balance milk coupon in it and if so, you should be able to score some cheap or FREE milk with the Smart Balance 50% off sale at King Soopers that runs through Tuesday.

Mountain High Yogurt for FREE!

I posted about this in the weekly King Soopers deals but wanted to point it out in its own post. Mountain High Yogurt, the 6 oz. cups, are on sale 2/$1 right now. There is a $.50/2 coupon in the 4/11 RP, which makes these FREE! The best part of this deal is that the sale price runs through May 25th - so you have time to get some more coupons if you want to stock up!

See my post here about how to get more coupons if you don't have enough.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Baby legwarmers and tights 40% off!

Inspired by Finn (a great little store) has all in-stock baby leg warmers and tights on sale for 40% off when you use code AprilSale when checking out. This coupon code will work for sale items too!

Go here for the selection of baby leg warmers.

Go here for the selection of tights.

Go here for the selection of footless tights.

I love leg warmers for little ones just learning to crawl or walk to protect their little legs from owies. I also love them for the summer time to just throw on with a shirt or onesie to make for fast diaper changes.

Safeway Weekly Deals 4/14 - 4/20

Safeway has a couple of promotions going on this week. There is a P & G promotion of buy $25 worth of participating products, get a $10 off coupon and also a buy 5, save $5 breakfast promotion.

Breakfast Promotion - The prices I'm showing are assuming you are purchasing in increments of 5, so they already reflect the $5 discount. There is a limit of 20 products or $20 off per transaction.

Pop-Tarts $1
Use $1.25/3 from the 3/28 RP, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.58 each, when you buy 3!

Kellogg's Fruit Loops $2
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 RP (this coupon expires on 4/18), you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.50
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $.50

Cheerios $1.50
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 SS (this coupon expires on 4/17), you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1 each, when you buy 2!

Kellogg's Raisin Bran $2
Use $1/2 from the 4/11 RP or printable here, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Post Honey Bunches of Oats $2
Use $1/2 from the 3/14 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Nutri-Grain Bars $2
No coupons to use with these.

P & G Promotion - This promotion has some weird small print associated with it..so here's the exact fine print from the ad... "Valid 4/14/10 -4/20/10 with Club Card. Limit one per transaction. Coupon valid on your next shopping trip. Purchases exclude Safeway Store Coupons, Club Card Loaded Coupons, Manufacturer coupons and e-coupons, Sales tax and online purchases, Not all participating products are Future Friendly, look for labeled P&G products."

I'm not sure whether this means your total has to be above $25 after coupons or if purchases made with coupons won't qualify toward the $25 total. I'm kinda at a loss, so I'm not going to put up coupon matchups for this deal, just list the advertised prices on some items - there are many other participating items as well...

Tide Laundry Detergent or Stain Release $6.99

Pampers Big Pack Diapers $19.99

Charmin Bath Tissue (12 Big Rolls) $7.99

Duracell Batteries
(AA or AAA 8-10 ct., C or D 4 ct., 9 volt 2 ct., or Duracell Ultra AA or AAA 8 ct.) $5.49

Other Deals:
Duncan Hines Cake Mix $.99
Use $.55/2 from the 3/28 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2!

Oscar Mayer Lunchables $1

Use $1/1 from the 3/21 SS
Cost = FREE!

Oscar Mayer Deli Creations $2
USe $1/1 printable here
Cost = $1

Danon Activia $2
Use $1/1 from the 2/28 or 3/28 SS
Cost = $1

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat $3
Use $1/2 from the 3/7 SS or printable here, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $2.50 each, when you buy 2!
93% Lean Ground Beef BOGO $2.25/lb. with BOGO sale

Pork Shoulder Blade Roast $1.49/lb.

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.

Alaskan Cod, Swai or Tilapia $3.99/lb.

Artichokes $.99
Strawberries (2 lbs.) $3.49

Nature Sweet Cocktail Tomatoes (12 oz.) $1.99

There are also several in-ad coupons to keep in mind including one for a free reusable tote with a $40 purchase.

These are just the best deals I see for the week. If you find a great deal, please let us know and I'll add it to the list!

Hollister 20% off coupon

Hollister has a 20% off in-store printable available here. This coupon is good on sale items as well as regular priced items and is good through April 30th.

Find your nearest store here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More Veggie Tales Deals!

Veggie Tales has another sale going on right now. They have select DVDs on sale for only $5 and each one comes with a bonus CD of silly songs. Go here to see the available selection. If you spend $40 or more you can also get free shipping using code SHIP225.

I love Veggie Tales and think they teach kids great lessons!

King Soopers Weekly Deals 4/14 - 4/20

The "Digital Choice" promotion continues this week. See my post from last week here for coupon matchups and the details of this promotion. There are also some pretty good prices on organic produce this week.

Weekly Deals:
Mountain High Yogurt (6 oz.) $.50
Use $.50/2 from the 4/11 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = 2 for FREE!

Colgate Toothpaste $2
Use $1/1 from the 3/28 SS (expires on the 17th)
Cost = $1

Sargento Salad Finishers $2.50
Use $.50/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = $1.50

Maxwell House Coffee (11 - 12 oz.) $3 (this is part of the Digital Choice promotion)
Use $1/1 from the 3/21 SS
Cost = $2

Dannon Danimals Yogurt (6 pack) $2 (this is part of the Digital Choice promotion)
Use $1/1 from the 3/28 SS
Cost = $1

Rumor also has it that Smart Balance Eggs are on sale with the Digital Choice promotion for 50% off making them around $1.50. You can use the $.50/1 from the 3/28 SS to get them for around $.50 for a 12 pack! I haven't been in to check out this deal, so if you are there and find out details on it, let us know.

Powerade $1 each, buy 10 get 5 free - limit 1 reward per transaction. Like spending $.67 each when you buy 15!

Cashews, Almonds and Walnuts $3.99/lb - just a good price!

Ball Park Meat Franks $2
Use $.75/2 from the 3/14 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Bone-In USDA Choice New York Strip Steak $5.99/lb.

USDA Choice Boneless Bottom Round Rump Roast $2.50/lb. (50% off)

80% Lean Ground Chuck $1.99/lb.

Strawberries (1 lb.) $1
Blackberries (6 oz.) $1

Ataulfa Mangoes $.33

Small Lemons or Limes $.33

Organic Kiwi $.59

Organic Bananas $.69/lb.

Organic Carrots $.79/lb.

Organic Green Pears $.89/lb.

Organic Cameo Apples $.99/lb.

Organic Navel Oranges $.99/lb.

Get some Tax Day Freebies and good deals!

Today several places are giving some freebies for tax day:

*Chick-fil-A is giving away a free mini biscuit from 6:30 am - 10 am at select locations. Find your nearest location here.

*Bring your own reusable mug into Starbucks and get a free brewed coffee. I'm not going to post a link to find your nearest location because they are everywhere!

*Baja Fresh is offering up $2 Burritos with this coupon from 11 am - 8 pm while supplies last at select locations. See coupon for details. Find you nearest location here

*Maggie Moos is offering up free samples of their new ice cream pizza. Find your nearest location here.

If you know of other great tax day freebies, let us know!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Weekly grocery store matchups are coming...

I didn't get my weekly grocery store ad inserts in the mail yesterday so it put me a day or two behind on getting the weekly ad matchups done. I should have them up in the next day or so - stay tuned!

Update on my April goal

I just wanted to give a quick update on my April grocery goal of only spending $100 on food. So far, I've spent $38.07 - which included $10 worth of juice for a family get together for Easter. If I keep this up, I should be able to stay under my goal, no problem!

How are you doing at keeping your goal for the month?

Buy one, get one FREE Jamba Juice!

Jamba Juice is celebrating 20 years in business and has a printable coupon out right now for buy one drink, get one free! This coupon is a pdf coupon which means you can print it as many times as you will use it. It is good through 4/25 so you have some time to get in on this great deal!

Go here to find your nearest location.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Two Cheap or Free Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks!

This past Sunday (4/11) in the Redplum insert there was a coupon for $5/2 of any of the following products: Zyrtec, Benadryl, Visine, Sudafed PE, or Tylenol Sinus.

Target and Walmart have Benadryl Itch Relief Sticks regularly priced around $2.50 each making two of them cheap or free after this coupon! These work great for those bug bites you just can't stop scratching - and if you are a bug bite magnet like me, you know how itchy they can be!

(Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Easter clearance find that turned into a project!

So I'm really not a very crafty kind of person but I was at Target this last weekend and to my surprise they still had some Easter stuff on clearance for 90% off. I found these super cute wicker Easter baskets for only $.99 each!

Since we didn't need anymore actual Easter baskets, I decided to try and make some storage baskets out of them for around the house. You know, for things like magazines, stuff on top of my daughters dresser and other miscellaneous things that need a home around our house.

I had my husband use some clippers and we removed the handle and viola - a super cute storage basket. These baskets were super cheap compared to similar storage baskets (some sell for $10 - $20 a piece!).

At some point down the line I may decide to paint these baskets so that they match our house better and might even make some new cloth liners for the ones for my daughters room from material left over from the quilt my mom and grandma made for her

Sometimes you just need to think outside of the box to come up with things to do with great deals you come across.

Not only did we score these great baskets, but we also found packs of 15 plastic Easter eggs for $.07 each and the egg dye kits that come with the cups for $.14 a piece!

Have you scored any great Easter or other clearance deals recently?

Cheap Natural Cleaner...

Alice.com has Mountain Green All Purpose Cleaner in the apple scent for $1.89/bottle right now. No coupons or codes needed. I love Mountain Green products - they are eco-friendly and all of the products I have used, I have been really happy with. I used their laundry detergent to clean my cloth diapers on a regular basis!

New to Alice.com? Alice.com is a website that your can shop through and they automatically apply any available coupons to your order, no clipping/filing/or searching for the ones you need! They also have free shipping on any order amount on your first order. If you have ordered from them before, you need to have a minimum of 6 items for free shipping.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Did you know...

that companies almost always put a picture on their coupons of their most expensive items?

Their thought is that you will think that coupon is only good for the more expensive products. So make sure to read the print on the coupon, many times it will say "valid on any" or something to that extent. If that is the case, you can use the coupon on any item indicated, not just the more expensive pictured item. Sometimes the coupon will say "valid only on" a specific item and if it says that, then make sure you are purchasing the correct product.

It is one of the marketing "tricks" that advertisers and merchants use on us - don't fall for it anymore!

$1/1 Scotch-Brite Sponge coupon

Scotch-Brite has a $1/1 printable coupon out (link is in the bottom left hand corner). This coupon is a PDF coupon which means you can print it as many times as you would like. It also doesn't expire until June of this year so we have plenty of time to find a sale to pair it with to get some cheap or free sponges.

Just an FYI - PDF coupons are sometimes "iffy" on their validity as most companies now use coupon printing sites to allow only 2 coupons printed per offer. Since this coupon is a direct link on their website, I am comfortable passing this information along. Lots of coupons that are in PDF formats are fraudulent, so just be careful and try to check the validity of coupons if you come across them in this format. Coupon fraud is a serious crime and saving a few dollars just isn't worth breaking the law in my opinion!

(Thanks, AFC!)

Great deal on artist canvas!

Michaels, the craft store, has 16 x 20" 2 packs of artist canvas on sale this week for $5.79. These canvases are already stretched and framed. There is also a 40% off entire canvas purchase coupon here, scroll down to find it. The coupon excludes clearance canvas, but doesn't exclude ones on sale. With this coupon it brings the price down to $3.47 per 2 pack or only $1.74 each - which is a great price on canvas!

I guess I see some painting in the near future at our house!

(Thanks, SD!)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New SoBe Lifewater BOGO printable

Go here to print out a buy one, get one free SoBe Lifewater coupon. This coupon should make for some cheap drinks - around $.50 each. Make sure to use your back button to print out 2 copies!

Walgreens Weekly Deals 4/11 - 4/17

It looks like another week of the longer ad for us - YIPPEE! Looks like there are a bunch of good deals, I'm excited about the FREE shaving cream as we just ran out! Let me know if I missed a great deal and I'll add it to the list...

Register Reward Deals:
Schick Hydro Shave Gel (8.4 oz.) $2.99 = $2.99 RR
Cost = FREE after RR!

Zyrtec Allergy Relief (40 or 45 ct.) $26.99, get $7 RR

Use the $4/1 from the 2/28 SS, 3/21 RP or 4/11 RP
Cost = $22.99, get $7 RR, like spending $15.99 after RR!

Dr. Pepper, 7 Up, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch 12 packs 4/$12, get $3 RR

Cost = $2.25 each after RR!

Stouffer’s Easy Express (25 oz.) 2/$8 , get $1RR
Cost = $3.50 each after RR!

Kellogg’s or Kashi Cereals (select varieties) or Fiber Plus, Special K or Nutri-Grain Bars (5-8 pk.) 2/$5, get $1 RR
Buy 2 Kellogg’s Smart Start Cereal 2/$5
Use 2, $1/1 from the 3/21 RP or 3/28 RP
Cost = $3, like spending $1 each after RR!

Pampers Twin Pack Cruisers Dry Max Diapers $18.99, get $4 RR
Use the $1.50/1 from the 4/4 PG
Cost = $17.49, like spending $13.49 after RR!

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor System $7.99, get $5 RR

Cost = $2.99 after RR!

Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer (42 ct.) $24.99, get $5 RR
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 3/7 PG or 4/4 PG
Cost = $23.99, like spending $18.99 after RR!

Mucinex-D 28 or 40 ct., Mucinex-DM 36 ct. $19.99, get $4 RR
Use the $1/1 from the 1/17 SS (expires 4/11 so you have to go today to get this deal!)
Cost = $18.99, like spending $14.99 after RR!

Buy 2 or more of select MiraLAX, Zegerid OTC, Claritin, Claritin-D, or Claritin Eye Drops, get$7 RR
Buy 2 Claritin 15 or 20 ct. tablets $15 each
Use 2, $4/1 from the 3/28 SS
Cost = $22, like spending, like spending $7.50 each after RR!

Zicam Rapid Melts or Zavors (25 ct.), Swabs (10-20 ct.), Oral Mist Spray (1 oz.) $10.99, get $2 RR
Use the $1/1 from the 11/22 SS
Cost = $9.99, like spending $7.99 after RR!

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 4 oz. $3.99, get $2 RR
Use the $1/1 from the 4/11 SS or printable here
Cost = $2.99, like spending $0.99 after RR!

Buy $10 or more of participating Colgate toothbrushes on sale 25% off, get $5RR

Schick Disposable Razors Slim Twin 12 pk., Xtreme 3 4pk. or Quattro 3 pk. $5.99 = $1 RR
Use the $3/1 from the 3/21 SS
Cost = $2.99, like spending $1.99 after RR!

Other Deals:
V8 V-Fusion (46 oz. 2/$5 with in-ad coupon
Use 2, $1/1 printables here or $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/14 SS
Cost = as low as $1.50 each!

Dentyne Gum (9 or 12 pieces) 2/$2
Use the $1/2 from the 2/28 SS
Final Cost $0.50 each!

Hershey’s Pieces (10 or 10.5 oz.) 2/$5
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 1/31 SS
Final Cost $1.50 each!

CoverGirl Cosmetics Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 3/7 PG or 4/4 PG
Cost = will vary!

Ban Antiperspirant/Deodorant $0.99, with in-ad coupon
Use the $0.40/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = $0.59 each!

Pert Plus Shampoo plus Conditioner (25.4 oz.) $3.99
Use the $2/1 from the 2/28 SS
Cost = $1.99!

Ricola Drops 19-24 ct. $1.29, with in-ad coupon
Use the $1/2 from the 4/11 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $0.79 each, when you buy 2!

Kleenex Facial Tissue (110 pack) $0.99
Buy 3 Kleenex Tissues $2.97
Use the $.50/3 from the 2/28 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $0.83 each, when you buy 3!

Snuggle Fabric Softener (80 sheets or 32 loads) $3.99
Use the $3/1 from the 3/28 RP
Cost = $0.99!