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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Some FREE Bagels...

Right now both Einstein Bros. Bagels and Bruegger's Bagels have deals where if you "like them" on facebook, you will get coupons for free bagels.

Click the links above and then log into your facebook account. Once you are on their homepage, click the "like" button at the top of each page and follow the instructions. I believe that both offers send you a coupon via email.

Go here to find your closest Einstein location and here to find your closest Bruegger's location.

(Thanks for the heads up Audrey!)

Insert Preview Tomorrow...

Looks like we are only going to be getting 1 coupon insert tomorrow - let's hope that it has some good ones!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Half off Frappuccinos during happy hour!

Everyday today through May 16th between 3-5 pm, stop by your local Starbucks to get a Frappuccino for HALF PRICE!

Starbucks is rolling out a new program where you can customize your own blended Frappuccino beverage and this is how they are kicking it off. There is no coupon needed but I'd suggest calling ahead to make sure your store is participating.

Go here to find your closest store and here to get more information about this deal!

BOGO Potato Coupon!

There is currently a BOGO free 5 lb. bag of Green Giant potatoes coupon available here. This coupon is only available until tomorrow or until the print limit is reached. Produce coupons are few and far between so I'd suggest printing this right now!

Do you know anywhere that has these for a good price or on sale? If so, let us all know!

Safeway Weekly Deals 5/5 - 5/11

Not a super exciting week at Safeway but there are a couple of different sales ads out this week. There is the regular weekly one and a Mother's Day one. Both of these ads have in-ad coupons so you may need to get both to get the appropriate in-ad coupons. There is also a buy 5 save $5 instantly drink deal going on.

Buy 5, Save $5 Instantly Deals:(I am assuming you will be purchasing in increments of 5 so prices reflect the $5 instant savings!)
Capri Sun Sunrise $1.49
Use $1/1 from the 4/25 SS
Cost = $.49

Tree Top Apple Juice $1.49
Use $1/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Total $.99 each, when you buy 2

Welch’s Grape Juice $1.99
Use $1/1 printable available in the orange widget in the left hand side of this page or from the 2/7 SS
Cost = $.99

Other Weekly Deals:
Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Traditional Brownies, Frosting, or Cookie Mixes Buy 2, Get 3 FREE

$.40/1 Cookie Mix from the 3/28 SS OR
$.75 off Cake Mix & Frosting from the 5/2 or 3/28 SS (you must buy both cake mix and frosting to use these coupons) OR
$.50 off Cake Mix & Frosting printable coupon available in the orange widget on the left side of this page.
Cost = will vary!

Ziploc Storage Bags $1.49, with in-ad coupon - limit 1
Use $.40/1 from the 3/21 SS and in-ad coupon
Cost = $.69

V8 Fusion $1.99
Use $1/1 printable here or $1/1 here
Cost = $.99

Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.49
Use $.55/1 printable available in the orange widget on the left side of this page.
Cost = $.49

Trop50 OJ $2.50
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 RP
Cost = $1.50

Wesson Cooking Oil $2.49
Use $.25/1 from the 3/28 SS
Cost = $1.99

Safeway Peanut Butter $.99, with in-ad coupon, limit 6
1 Gallon Lucerne Milk $1.88

Pork Loin Rib Half Sliced $1.29/lb.
93% Lean Ground Beef BOGO

Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll BOGO
Use BOGO from the 3/28 RP
Cost = 2 FREE, but this really depends on the cashier and/or manager.
What happens with a BOGO sale is that you pay for one and the other one is on the store. When you pair a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale, the manufacturer will reimburse the store for the first one and the store "pays" for the second one. I have successfully used BOGO coupons with BOGO sales and gotten both items free and I have also been rejected when trying to do this. Just wanted to give you a heads up so if you want to try, you know you may be rejected!

Strawberries (1 lb.) $1.50
On The Vine Tomatoes $1.88/lb.

If I missed any great deals, let me know!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Free 8 x 10" Photo Collage

Through this Saturday, May 8th, Walgreens is offering up a FREE 8 x 10" photo collage. Go online here to create your collage and use code GOODTHOUGHTS to get this deal.

What a great last minute Mother's Day gift!

Newspaper Subscription...

If you currently do not have a subscription to the newspaper, I highly encourage you to answer your door if there is a knock at it this time of year. Lots of young adults are out trying to make some extra money selling newspaper subscriptions.

I just renewed by Sunday subscription to the newspaper with a young man who asked if I would be interested in helping him raise money for his college education. I told him to tell me more, what I was really looking for was the price. I ended up getting 20 weeks of the Denver Post, Sunday only for $21.90, which works out to only $1.10/week - $.40 cheaper than buying a paper at the store each week and I don't have to remember to make a trip to buy it every Sunday.

My subscription also came with a gift from the Denver Post of 2 tickets for an upcoming Rockies game. The seats aren't great, but they were FREE!! I was really happy I didn't renew my subscription last week when I called them about it.

King Soopers Weekly Deals 5/5 - 5/11

There is a buy 4, save $4 instantly promotion running this week on P & G products. I'm guessing that there are many other deals that aren't posted in the ad that go along with this deal so I'd suggest bringing the entire PG insert with you when you go shopping.

Here are the best deals I see for the week. Let me know if I missed any great ones and I'll add them to the list!

Buy 4, Save $4 instantly promotion deals (prices are assuming you buy in increments of 4 and reflect the $1/item discount):
Crest Premium Toothpaste $1.50

Use $.75/1 from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $.50

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash $3.29
Use $1/1 from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $2.29

Downy or Bounce Fabric Softener $4.49

Use $1/1 from the 5/2 PG AND $.50/1 eCoupon
Cost = $2.99

Tide Laundry Detergent $4.99
Use $1/1 Tide Liquid Detergent from the 5/2 PG AND $.50/1 eCoupon
Cost = $3.49

Always or Tampax $4.69
Use $1/1 from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $3.69

Pampers Diapers $7.99
Use $1.50/1 from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $6.49

Other Weekly Deals:

Glaceau Vitamin Water $1
Use $1/2 from the 4/25 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2

Rosarita Refried Beans $.88
Use $.50/3 from the 4/25 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.55 each, when you buy 3

Hamburger, Chicken, or Tuna Helper $1
Use $.75/3 from the 5/2 or 4/11 SS, you must buy 3 to use these coupons
Cost = $.67 each, when you buy 3

Kraft Salad Dressing $2
Use $.55/1 from the 5/2 SS
Cost = $1

Bush’s Grillin' Beans $1.67
Use $1/2 from the 4/18 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.17 each, when you buy 2

Trop50 Juice $2.38
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 RP
Cost = $1.38

Kelloggs Cereal $1.97
Use $1/2(Raisin Bran or Rice Krispies if included in the sale) from the 4/11 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.47 each, when you buy 2

Starbucks Coffee $5.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/21 SS
Cost = $4.99

Lean Cuisine Meals $2
Use $1/5 from the 5/2 SS, you must buy 5 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.80 each, when you buy 5

Irish Spring Body Wash $2.88
Use $.50/1 from the 4/25 SS
Cost = $1.88

Ortega Products 33% off, use $.75/2 from the 4/18 SS
Pepsi 2 Liters(Buy 4, Get 2 Free) $.84 each when you buy 6!

Colorado Proud Milk 1 Gallon $1.88

Jimmy Dean Sausage Roll $3
Use BOGO from 3/28 RP
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2!

Pork Shoulder Roast $1.29/lb.
USDA Choice Bone-In Ribeye Steak $5.99/lb.

Pork Spare Ribs BOGO = $1.99 for 2 lbs.

Cooks, Private Selection, or Hormel Spiral Sliced Ham $.99/lb.
Whole Fryer Chicken $.98/lb.

Mahi Mahi Fillets (6 oz. Frozen) $.99 each

Lobster Tails (4 oz.) $4.99 each


Strawberries (4 lbs.) $1.22/lb. = $4.88/package
Carrots (1 lb. bag) $.33

Green Onions $.50

Radishes $.50

Mangoes $.50

Tomatoes on the Vine $.99/lb.

Green Beans $.99/lb.

Broccoli $.99/lb.

Zucchini $.99/lb.
Small Lemons & Limes $.33

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lane Bryant - Free Cami!

Through Monday, May 10th you can stop by your closest Lane Bryant store with this coupon to get a cotton cami (aka tank top) completely free with no other purchase required. This deal is only good in-store, so go here to find your closest store and then swing by to get a free shirt!

(Thanks, SD!)

Sprouts Weekly Deals 5/5 - 5/12

Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays which means that if you shop on Wednesdays each week, you can take advantage of 2 weeks of ads on the same day. Go here for a list of the best deals I saw at Sprouts last week that are good through today.

Here are this week's best deals...
White Corn $.19!

Russet Potatoes 5 lb. bag $.99

Red Mangoes $.69

Cherry or Grape Tomatoes $1.50

Cucumbers $.33

Whole Seedless Watermelon $1.99
Navel Oranges $.69/lb.

Chicken Breast Tender $1.97/lb.

Pork Sirloin Roasts or Chops $1.97/lb.

Other Deals:
Mountain High Yogurt $2
Use $.50/1 from 4/11 RP
Cost = $1.50

Organic Valley Eggs $3.49
Use $.75/1 printable here
Cost = $2.74

Colby Jack Cheese $1.99/lb.

6 Grain Hot Cereal $.99/lb.

Westsoy Unsweetened Soy Milk (32 oz.) $1.69

If I missed any great deals, let me know!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

20% off The Body Shop - Today Only!

Looking for something fun to pamper yourself with?

The Body Shop
is offering up 20% off your purchase through today only. Use code MOMDAY when checking out to get this discount. Good online only!

I love, love, love their body butters!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Children's Museum FREE tomorrow from 4-8 pm!

Thanks to Target, admission tomorrow (Tuesday, May 4th) is completely FREE from 4 - 8 pm at the Children's Museum of Denver! This is something that happens every month on the first Tuesday. Go enjoy an afternoon/evening out for free and have fun!

Walgreens Weekly Deals 5/2 - 5/8

I have been super busy around here and haven't had time to compile the Walgreens weekly deals and am not sure I'll get around to it soon as I am going to the dentist today to get some fun dental work done!

You can go here to see a long list of Walgreens deals for the week. Just know that this blog is not local so we may not have gotten some of the coupons and prices may be a little bit different.

I'll be back in the swing of things and do the Walgreens list again next week - thanks for understanding!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Kraft Salad Dressing - Today Only!

Did you notice the $.55/1 Kraft Dressing coupon in the paper today?

Today only, at Safeway it will make for FREE dressing during their weekend sale with the dressing on sale for $.99 each. If you can make it to Safeway today, you can get in on this deal. There is a limit of 3 at the $.99 price.

My goal for May...

I was so excited about exceeding my goal for April that I thought I should challenge myself again and came up with a new goal for May. My new goal will encompass not just my grocery budget, but all of my spending that is not an actual scheduled bill.

In May, I will be taking out $275 cash and only using cash on everything that I purchase! The $275 will cover: any groceries, meals out, shopping I do (whether it is Walgreens, any other store or online - if it is online, I will use my credit card, but subtract the amount from my cash), gas; pretty much everything - like I said it is to cover anything and everything that isn't a regularly scheduled bill in our house.

I tend to spend more money when I use my credit card. Even small trips to Target tend to add up, which is why I have been trying to limit the number of times I go there - I can almost always find some great deals! I've done the cash only method before and think that it actually makes me think about spending the money more than I do if I am just swiping a card.

I'll update you throughout the month on my progress and we'll see where I end up at the end of the month.

I think setting goals in life is super important, whether they are financially related or any other goals.

Do you have any goals for May? If you are comfortable, share them with us - whether they are thrifty related or not!

It's the beginning of the month...

which means that lots of new coupons are available on all of the coupon sites. In the orange widget on the left side bar of this page, the ones I'm most excited about are:

$1/2 Starbucks Ice Cream (YUMMY!)
$2/1 Dove Deodorant
$.55/1 Cheerios, $2/2 Right Guard Deodorants
$.50/1 Old Orchard Juice
$1/2 Kelloggs Cereals
$1.50/ Classico Pasta Sauces
$1/1 Garnier Fructis Product

All of these coupons should make for some good deals when a sale comes around to use them with.

I'd suggest printing them soon as the best coupons tend to go quickly.

Did you find any great new printable coupons since they reset of them at the beginning of the month?