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, May 15, 2010

Another Leapster $5 Coupon

There is another $5 Leapster game coupon available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page. These coupons can make these games pretty reasonably priced. Lots of these games are great learning games for little ones as well.

Happy shopping!

Tomorrow's Coupon Inserts...

Looks like we are getting 2 coupon inserts tomorrow - a redplum and a smartsource. Fingers are crossed for some great coupons!

Friday, May 14, 2010

$5 Leapfrog Printable Coupons

Leapfrog has a couple of good coupons out right now. You can print a $5 off any Leapster Learning Game coupon or a $5 off any Tag Book coupon. Both coupons are good through the end of June so you have some time to find a good sale to use them with. They also have codes on them to use for online purchases if you prefer to shop online.

I love Leapfrog products, my son is going to be getting a Leapster in a couple of weeks for his 4th birthday so these coupons came along at a great time for me!

It's Mega Swag Buck Friday!

It's that day of the week again - Mega Swag Buck Friday, which means you have a better chance of getting larger swagbucks amounts for your searches - so get searching!

New to Swagbucks? Go here to find out more and go here to sign up for your free account to start earning rewards!

Men's Polos for $4.42 shipped!

Kohl's has a couple of big and tall polos on sale for $5.20 right now online. Use code THANKS1498 for 15% off your order and stack with code FREEINMAY to get free shipping!

You can use these codes on other items you purchase at Kohl's too!

Shop through Shop at Home to get 4% cash back on your purchase.

Safeway Weekly Deals 5/12 - 5/18

Get your booty to Safeway TODAY to get some awesome deals on cereal after catalina coupons! Safeway has a great buy 4, save $4 mix and match sale going on this week as well as another weekend sale. I just want to say something quickly - you may see other sites posting about using 2 coupons on a BOGO sale. I personally don't feel this is an ethical way of couponing as you are technically using a coupon on a product you are already getting for free, so you won't ever see me posting deals like this. That is it - I'm off my soapbox!

Weekend Deals (valid Saturday & Sunday):
Frozen Safeway Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (4 lb. bag) $1.69/lb. = $6.76 per bag
Safeway Select Extra Meaty Pork Baby Back Ribs $2.99/lb.

Yoplait Yogurt (8 pack) $2.99, limit 2

Breyers Ice Cream $2.29

Cheetos or Fritos (7.75 - 9.5 oz.) $1.29, limit 4

Buy 4, save $4 deals: (you can mix and match these products, just make sure to buy in increments of 4, limit 20 products per transaction) I am assuming you are purchasing in increments of 4, so prices reflect the $1/item discount. There are also a couple of catalina deals to go with this promotion. There is a Kellogg's one that only runs through today where you purchase 3 boxes, get $2 catalina, purchase 4 boxes, get $3 catalina or purchase 5 boxes and get a $4 catalina. There is also a Post catalina that runs through the 16th where you purchase 4 boxes, get $3 catalina or purchase 5 boxes, get a $4 catalina.

Kellogg's Corn Flakes $1
Use $1/2 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page (remember to print it twice), or here , or here, or here you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2! If you go today and buy 4 boxes, use 2, $1/2 coupons, you will spend $2 and get a $3 catalina - BETTER THAN FREE after catalina!

Cheerios $1.50
Use $.55/1 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page (again, print this twice) or other coupons here, here, and here
Cost = $.50!

Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and Corn Pops $1.50
Use $1/2 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page (again, print this twice) or printables here, here and here, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1 each. If you go today and buy 4 boxes, use 2, $1/2 coupons, you will spend $4 and get a $3 catalina - like getting 4 boxes for $1 after catalina!

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats $2
Use $1/2 printables here and here
Cost = $1.50 each! If you go today and buy 4 boxes, use 2, $1/2 coupons, you will spend $6 and get a $3 catalina - like getting 4 boxes for $3 after catalina!

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.50
Use $.75/1 from the 5/2 RP
Cost = $.50

Reese's Puffs $2
Use $1.50/2 printable here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.25 each, when you buy 2!

Quaker Life Cereal $1
Cap'n Crunch $1

I also believe that Nature Valley products are part of this promotion as well, but haven't been in to verify.

Other Deals:
Wacky Mac BOGO/2 for $1.69
Use 1, $.50/1 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page (remember you can print this coupon twice per computer!)
Cost = $.69 for 2 packs!

Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs $2.50
Use BOGO coupon here (you must "like" them on facebook to access this coupon), you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.50 for 2
**There is a catalina deal running right now (through 5/16) where if you purchase 4 boxes, you will get a $3 catalina. So print 2 coupons, purchase 4 boxes, pay $5 and get a $3 catalina. Like spending $2 for 4 boxes after catalina coupon!

Classico Pasta Sauce $2
Use $1/2 printable here or $1.50/2 printable that I posted about at the beginning of the month and is no longer available, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = as low as $2.50 and get 2 boxes of Safeway Dry Pasta (12 - 16 oz.) FREE at checkout. Total cost as low as $2.50 for 2 jars or sauce and 2 boxes of pasta - a great deal for a good pasta sauce brand!

Palmolive Dish Detergent (20 oz.) $1.99, with in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 from the 5/9 SS AND in-ad coupon
Cost = $.99

Danon Activia $1.99, with in-ad coupon, limit 4
Use $1/1 from the 3/28 or 5/2 SS and in-ad coupon
Cost = $.99

Hormel Products BOGO
Use $.55/1 Hormel Natural Lunchmeat coupon available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page (you can print this twice)

Ranchers Reserve Boneless Beef Round Steak $1.99/lb.

Fresh Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb.

Bananas $.46/lb.

Cucumbers $.50

Oranges (8 lb. bag) $4.99 = $.50/lb.

Did I miss any good deals? If so, let me know and I'll add them!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What to do with all of the great fruit deals?

The time of great fresh fruit prices is upon us, so how do we maximize these savings?

My suggestion is to buy a bunch and freeze it! Most of the fruits you can buy fresh can be cleaned and frozen. I buy tons of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries, and peaches during the summertime great prices.

I wash the fruit well in produce wash and let it dry. I then trim anything like stems or yucky looking spots and pit the cherries. Next, I freeze the fruit on a cookie sheet (it is usually easier to remove the frozen fruit if you use wax paper on top of the cookie sheet). Once frozen I place the fruit into a gallon sized plastic storage bags, label it, and throw it in my freezer. Fruit like the berries, cherries can be frozen whole and the peaches can be sliced or just cut in half with the pit removed.

I use this frozen fruit for fruit smoothies, for fruit topping on granola, as fruit in oatmeal (my kids LOVE peaches and cream oatmeal - cooked oats that I put a few slices of peaches in and add milk to it and sometimes a touch of brown sugar. The peaches cool off the oatmeal quickly so they don't have to wait forever for it to cool down to eat!).

There are tons of uses for fruit frozen this way and the beautiful thing about freezing it on the cooking sheet first is that it isn't all frozen together in one large block, you can remove just what you need for your recipe.

My mom actually does a similar thing but portions it up into individual servings in smaller plastic bags. That way when she is running out the door late for work, she can still make herself a healthy breakfast smoothie by just adding some milk and/or yogurt without spending much time on it. The other beautiful thing about making smoothies with frozen fruit, is that you eliminate the need to use ice in it!

This fruit like all other frozen fruit, tends to be a little bit mushier than fresh fruit once defrosted, so keep that in mind when you are planning on using it. I don't like to eat it as a fruit salad, as I don't like the mushier texture - but I know many people that don't mind it.

This fruit is usually cheaper than even the bulk packages you can buy at Costco or Sam's Club, especially if you get it on a great sale. It does take a little more time than the already done bags, but the financial savings can be well worth it in the end!

It really pays to plan and shop ahead, especially on seasonal fruit.

$5 off $25 purchase Payless ShoeSource Coupon

Go here to print out a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon good at Payless ShoeSource. The coupon is good through May 31st.

Go here to find your closest location.

King Soopers Weekly Deals 5/12 - 5/18

The P & G Buy 4, save $4 instantly promotion continues this week. I looked in the P & G insert from 5/2 and think that you should be able to use the $1/1 Gillete Shave Gel, $.55/1 Satin Shave Gel, $1/1 Any Cover Girl Product, and $2.50/2 Any 2 Cover Girl Products to get some cheap or possibly even free products with this promotion - I just haven't been to King Soopers to verify and check prices. If you go and find great deals with these coupons, please let me know and I'll update this 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:
Oikos Yogurt (5.3 - 6 oz.) $1
Use $.30/1 printable here or $.50/2 printable here
Cost = as low as $.40 each!

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

Land O' Lakes Spreadable Butter $1.79

Use $.75/1 from the 4/25 SS (good on the olive oil kind only)
Cost =$.79

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

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

Nestle Drumsticks Ice Cream Cones $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 5/2 SS
Cost = $1.99

Silk Soy Milk (64 oz) $2.99
Use $.75/1 from the 4/11 SS
Cost = $1.99

Schick Hydro Razor 3 Blade $6.99
Use $5/1 from the 5/9 SS
Cost = $1.99 (these are better than FREE at Walgreens this week!)

Oroweat Bread BOGO/2 for $4.29
Pepsi 2 Liters Buy 4, get 2 Free = $.84 each when you buy 6 - you must buy 6 to get this price! Limit 6 rewards per transaction.

Land O' Frost Lunchmeats $3.99
Use $1/1 from the 4/25 SS
Cost = $2.99

Foster Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
Kroger Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $1.19/lb.

USDA Choice London Broil $2.99/lb.

80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.

Breakfast or Italian Roll Sausage BOGO/2 for $2.49

Kiwi (16 oz. bag) $1
Grape Tomatoes (pint) BOGO/2 for $3.99

Organic Strawberries (1 lb.) $2.50

As always, these are the best deals I see. If I missed any great ones, let me know!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Entertainment Book Sale - $12 Shipped EXTENDED!

If you missed out on this sale yesterday, they have extended it! Go here to see how to get this book for $6 or less after cash back! This book originally retails for $35 so even just the $12 is a steal!

Sprouts Weekly Deals 5/12 - 5/19

Looks like a good week at Sprouts this week! They are trying out having weekend sales, so you may need to make more than one trip there this week.

I will be heading out today to take advantage of double ad Wednesday and probably will stop by again this weekend. If you are also planning on stopping by today, go here to see the list of last week's deals that are available through today.

Weekend Sale Deals: (valid Friday - Sunday)
Russet Potatoes (10 lb. bag) $1
Whole Pineapple $1
R.W. Knudsen Juice Blends (32 oz.) $1 - Awesome price on this juice! Limit 2
Vanilla Macaroon Granola $1/lb. - great price on this yummy granola! Limit 5 lbs.
Sprouts Sourdough Bread $1 - Limit 2
Extra Lean Ground Beef $2/lb.
Chicken Apple Sausage $2/lb.
Gourmet Stuffed Clams (5 oz.) $1
Seafood Stuffed Salmon Filet (6 oz.) $3
Alexia Garlic Baguette $1 - Limit 3
Bolthouse Juice (450 ml) $1 - Limit 3
Grape Tomatoes (pint) $1 - Great price!
Dried Cranberries $2/lb. - Limit 5 lbs.
Colby Jack Cheese $2/lb.
Sprouts Lip Balm $1
Sprouts Sandwiches $3
Sprouts Vitamin D 400 IU (100 softgels) $1 - Limit 4

Other Weekly Deals:
California Mild Cheddar (bulk cut) $1.99/lb.
Raw Almonds $3.99/lb.

Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
Fresh Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $.99/lb.

40% Organic Beef including: Top Sirloin, London Broil, Stew Meat, Filet Mignon, Chuck Roast, Ground Beef, Rib Eye Steak, New York Sirloin, Cube Steak, and Top Round Roast - I don't have individual pricing on these, but organic meat deals are pretty few and far between so I'm guessing that prices on these will be pretty good for organic!

Strawberries (1 lb.) $.97
Whole Seedless Watermelon $1.50
Roma Tomatoes $.88/lb.
Green, Red, or Romaine Lettuce $.88
Hass Avocados $.88
Blackberries $1.50
Broccoli $.88/lb.
Apricots $1.50

Some Great New Coupons...

The excuse for not couponing used to be, "I only eat healthy/natural/organic food and coupons aren't for these kinds of foods." Well, that statement is no longer true as many natural/organic companies are offering more and more coupons for their products.

Mambo Sprouts is an awesome resource for natural and organic coupons. They also have booklets available for pick up in Whole Foods, Sprouts and Natural Grocers stores; usually by the entrance or at the customer service desk. The picture above is the current booklet, so keep your eyes open for it. These coupons are usually manufacturer coupons not specific store coupons, which means you can use them in any store - just make sure to check the fine print and verify that they are manufacturer coupons.

You can go here to print out coupons available online and also to sign up to get these coupon books mailed to you for FREE!

(Thanks for the reminder Michele!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

$1/1 Bic Pens Printable Coupon

Go here to access a $1/1 Bic coupon. It expires 6/6/10 and should make for some cheap or even free smaller packs of pens.

If you find a great price to pair this coupon up with, let us know about it!

Gymboree 30% EVERYTHING 5/12 - 5/16

Starting tomorrow through Sunday, Gymboree is offering 30% off of everything in their store, including sale and clearance items - what an awesome deal!

Go here to print your coupon. You can also use this coupon online, using code REWARDSCOF. Shipping is a flat $5 on all online orders.

If you like Gymboree clothing, it looks like now is the time to get stocked up for your kiddos!

I actually know some people who buy almost all of their kids clothes on clearance at Gymboree and then sell them when they are outgrown for what they paid or even more than they paid. You have to keep the clothes in good condition to be able to pull this off and for my kids this is impossible!

(Thanks, SD!)

Entertainment Books - $6 after Cashbaq!

The 2010 Entertainment Books are on sale again! Today only they are offering them for $12 shipped. Shop through Cashbaq and get an additional $6 back, making it only $6 shipped! Shop through Shop at Home and get $7 back, making it only $5 shipped!

If you are new to Cashbaq or Shop at Home you will also get a $5 sign up bonus which would make this book only $1 or FREE! I actually bought a second copy of this book as there are several coupons I wanted several copies of, and at only $5 or $6 I couldn't pass it up.

I use Cashbaq or Shop at Home for most of my online shopping as a way to save even more money.

To get this deal:
*Go to Cashbaq or Shop at Home and log into or sign up for your account.

*You can search for entertainment book or look on the homepage as the deal is advertised there.

*Click through to the website and make your purchase.

Are you new to these cash back websites? If so, go here to learn more about them. This post covers Cashbaq, but Shop at Home works the same way!

I cannot say how much I love this book, from grocery to restaurant to attraction coupons it is my go to coupon book. The coupons are good through November, so you've still got plenty of time to use them. And hey, for only $6 - you only have to use 1 coupon and the book has paid for itself!

SuperCuts - $5 off coupon

SuperCuts has a $5 off any haircut coupon out right now and it is good through 7/31/2010. It does say that it is only valid at participating locations, so I'd suggest calling ahead to make sure your location is accepting them.

Go here to find your closest store.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Restaurant.com - 80% off again!

Restaurant.com is offering up another great deal on their gift certificates. When checking out, use code ENJOY to get the 80% off discount. Usually you can purchase gift certificates worth $25 for $10 or $15 each, but with this code it will only cost you $2 or $3 each!

I love restaurant.com and their discounted gift certificates - I love them even more when they are on super sale! Just make sure to read the fine print of the gift certificates as many have specific restrictions or rules.

Walgreens Weekly Deals 5/9 - 5/15

I know I promised to be back at the deal posting, but I actually spent Mother's Day really sick with a stomach virus. I wanted to get you the Walgreens weekly deals as soon as possible and I don't think I'll have time to get them up for you today, so instead I am going to link you to another blog with them.

Go here to see the list of deals at Walgreens this week.

Cast Iron Dutch Oven - $30

As you may know from my previous post, I am in the process of getting rid of our non-stick cookware and replacing it. I bought my first cast iron skillet, which I am loving!

I came across a great deal on this dutch oven. Right now Amazon has it on sale for $30 with free shipping. Walmart also has it on sale for $30 with free site-to-store shipping, but you will have to pay tax if you purchase through Walmart.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms! I hope you enjoy your day and realize how much you do and mean to your families.

I won't be doing any more posting today as I will be spending time with my family and enjoying the day - I hope you do the same! I will be back at it posting deals tomorrow.