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Saturday, May 22, 2010

BOGO Shakes at Sonic

Now through June 27th, Sonic is offering BOGO shakes anytime. You don't need a coupon for this deal and you can order 2 shakes at one time and get one free right away or order one and get a coupon to use for your FREE one next time you visit.

They are now using real ice cream in their desserts and this is one of the ways they are celebrating. It kind of scares me to think what they were using in all of these before!

2 inserts in the paper again tomorrow

Looks like we are getting 2 inserts again this weekend. We should be getting a Red Plum and a Smart Source insert. Hopefully some great coupons will show up!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Old Navy - $1 Flip Flops Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Saturday May 22nd, Old Navy stores will be offering their classic flip flops for only $1 per pair in-store. There is a limit of 5 per person and I'd suggest getting there early as these events tend to get crazy busy.

$.99 - 6 packs of Annual Flowers

Now through Sunday, or when they run out, The Home Depot has selected 6 packs of annual flowers for only $.99 each! There is a limit of 48 packs per customer. This is a great deal on flowers if you are looking to spruce up your yard. I know that petunias are included and am sure more varieties are as well. If you stop by to check out this sale, let us know what else is included.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Free Limeade Sparkler at Taco Bell

Taco Bell is offering up their new Limeade Sparkler FREE with this coupon. This promotion ends July 11th, or whenever they have redeemed 500,000 free ones so you should have some time to swing by Taco Bell to try it out.

I love limeades and this picture really makes me want one!

Safeway Weekly Deals 5/19 - 5/25

Some decent deals this week at Safeway including FREE panitliners and a Pillsbury buy 3 get $3 off promotion. Safeway doubles manufacturer coupons up to $1. If you find any other great deals, let me know and I'll add them to this list!

Weekly Deals:

Carefree Pantiliners (22 ct.) $0.99
Use $1/1 from 4/25 SS
Cost = FREE!

Cheerios $1.99
Use $.55/1 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page Cost = $.99

Gogurt or Trix Yogurt $2
Use $.55/2 printable available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page or
$0.75/2 from 4/18 SS or $1/2 from 5/9 SS, you must buy 2 to use any of these coupons
Cost = $1

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza $4.49

Use $1/1 from 5/2 SS
Cost = $3.49

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1.88, with in-ad coupon
Use $0.55/2 from 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.33 each, when you buy 2

Vitamin Water $0.88
Use $1/2 from 4/25 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $0.49 each, when you buy 2

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $0.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 3
Use $0.75/2 from 5/2 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $0.49 each, when you buy 2

Oxi Clean Max Force (6.2-21.5 oz. or 10 ct. packs) $2.99
Use $2/1 from 4/25 SS or $1.50/1 printable here
Cost = $0.99

Arm and Hammer Toothpaste $1.99
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $0.99

Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent $2.99
Use $1/2 from 4/11 SS
Cost = $2.49

Cascade Dish Detergent 16-20 ct Pacs or 45-75 oz $3.99 with In Ad Coupon
Use $0.50/1 from 5/2 PG
Final Price: $2.99

12 Packs of Coca-Cola $2.79 each and get 2 free boxes of Nabisco Snack Crackers, when you buy 4-12 packs.

Pillsbury Products, buy 3 participating products, get $3 off instantly. I'm not sure exactly what products are included but there are a bunch of different coupons available in the 3/7 or 3/28 SS. If you come up with a good scenario for this deal, let us know!

Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage (10 oz.) $2.50
Use $1/1 from 4/11 RP
Cost = $1.50

Hillshire Farm Thin or Hearty Lunchmeat $2.99
Use $0.55/1 from 5/2 RP
Cost = $1.99

Sandersons Farms Whole Chicken $.79/lb.

Fresh Express Garden Salads $1
Use $.50/1 Safeway ecoupon
Cost = $.50

Russet Potatoes $1.99 for 10lb. bag, with in-ad coupon
Green Onions $0.50
Large Green Bell Peppers $0.50

Huggies Coupons!!!

Huggies just released a couple of new $3 printable coupons. They are available in the coupon widget on the left side of this page. There is one for $3 off any one pack of Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers and also a $3 and one pack of Huggies Snug & Dry.

If you have a little one in diapers, you know how expensive they can be. I'd suggest printing these coupons now, before they are gone. Remember to use your back button and you should be able to print 2 copies of each coupon, for a total of 4 $3 coupons!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fraudulent Coupons

I feel it important to post again the importance of using coupons that you know are valid and not fraudulent. Right now there is a coupon circulating via email that says you can get bags of Doritos FREE and you can print the coupon as many times as you would like!

Sounds really good, right? It is too good to be true! Someone created a coupon that looks valid and then sent it out. The coupon is in a pdf format, which is the first red flag. I never use or post coupons in pdf format unless their origin can be traced, like when they are hosted on a companies website.

Most companies now use coupon printers, like bricks or other services which only allow you to print one or two copies of the coupon. The fact that you can print as many copies of the Doritos coupon is red flag number 2! Most companies want to limit the number of coupons that can be printed and is the reason they use these coupon printers.

Using coupons that are fraudulent is a huge problem and is an offense that is actually punishable by law. If you have doubts or concerns about a coupons validity, you can search for information on the internet. All I had to do was google the Doritos coupon and many websites came up confirming that is not a valid coupon.

The downside of these coupons is that if a store accepts these coupons, they are now out the money for the product. When this kind of thing happens to stores, they then start not accepting internet printed coupons which hurts all of us trying to use valid coupons in the long run.

The moral of my story is that if you come across a coupon that seems too good to be true, it may be and do a little bit of research before you use it. You can get so many good deals using valid coupons! When in doubt about the validity of a coupon, I do not use it and feel better knowing that I didn't possibly use a fraudulent coupon.

I am off of my soapbox now!

Sprouts Weekly Deals 5/19 - 5/26

Sprouts offers double ad Wednesday, so if you are shopping today, go here for last week's deals that are still available today. These are just the best deals that I see.

Grocery Deals:

Cashews (roasted salted, roasted unsalted or raw) $4.99/lb.


Chicken Wingettes $1.49/lb.

EZ-Peel Shrimp (41/50 ct) $3.49/lb.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $1.49/lb.

Cluster Tomatoes $.69/lb.

Red Mangoes $.77

Hass Avocados $.49

Brown Onions $.77/lb.

Celery $.77

Baby Carrots (1 lb.) $.99

Iceberg Lettuce $.99

Apricots $.97/lb.

Green Beans $.99/lb.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

King Soopers Weekly Deals 5/19 - 5/25

Nothing super exciting this week at King Soopers, but still some good deals to be had. You can get some cheap Sandies cookies and Hershey's XL candy bars.

Weekly Deals:
Buy 3, save $3 on any of the following: (limit 1 reward per transaction)
Keebler Club or Town House Crackers, Chips Deluxe or Sandies Cookies $2.69 each or $1.69 each when you buy any 3
Buy 3 Sandies Cookies = $5.07 after instant $3 off
Use 3, $.55/1 (Sandies coupon) from the 4/18 RP
Cost = $2.07 for 3 boxes, or ONLY $.69 each!

Hershey's XL Bars buy 4, get one free = $1 each or $5 for 5
Use 4, $1/1 from the 4/18 SS (I only have us using 4 coupons since one bar is free with this promotion)
Cost = $1 for 5 bars or $.20 each for the big bars!

Tropicana Trop50 $2.38
Use $1/1 from the 3/14 RP or $1/2 from the 4/25 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = as low as $1.38 each

Snuggle Fabric Softener $2.99
Use $.75/1 from the 5/16 RP
Cost = $1.99

All Detergent $2.99
Use $1/2 from the 5/16 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.49 each, when you buy 2

Surf Laundry Detergent $2.99
Use $2/1 from the 5/16 RP
Cost = $.99

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Frozen Meals $1.58
Use $1/5 printable here or $3/10 coupon here, you must buy 5 or 10 to use these coupons
Cost = as low as $1.28 each, when you buy 10

Green Giant Boxed Veggies $.88

Use $.60/3 from the 3/28 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.64 for 3 boxes or $.55 each

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $2
Use $.55/2 from the 3/7 or 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Tyson Any'tizers $6.99
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 SS
Cost = $5.99

Yoplait Delights $2
Use $.50/1 from the 4/25 or 5/16 SS
Cost = $1
Yoplait Fiber One Yougrt $2
Use $.50/1 from the 5/16 SS
Cost = $1

Buy 3 Dr. Pepper 12 packs for $12, get $2 off instantly = 3 for $10
Oroweat Bread (24 oz.) BOGO

Colorado Proud Milk $1.98 gallon

Angel Food Cake $1.99

Laura's Lean Ground Beef or Patties 92% lean BOGO

Center Cut Pork Loin or Rib Chops $1.99/lb.

Snow Crab Clusters $4.99/lb.

Anjou or Red Pears $.99/lb.

Organic Mini Peeled Carrots (1 lb.) BOGO/2 for $2.19

Cherries $3.49/lb.

Cantaloupes $.49/lb.

Romaine, Bib, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce $1

Whole Foods One Day Sale - Tomorrow Only!

Whole Foods is having their weekly one day sale tomorrow (Wednesday, May 19th) and the deal of the day is 60% off Nature's Gate Sunscreen!! It includes Aquablock, Sportblock and Kid's Fragrance Free varieties. They usually retail for $8.99 but tomorrow you can score them for only $3.49 each, for a 4 oz. container.

I am a strong believer in using healthier products, especially on my kids and these sunblocks are rated pretty safe on the skin deep database. The skin deep database is an independent group that tests and rates the safety of many cosmetics products. It is a great website with tons of useful information.

I know where I will be going tomorrow to get stocked up on sunscreen for the summer - this is an AWESOME DEAL!! I've never used this brand before but looked around some websites and the reviews of these products seems to be pretty good.

Athenos Hummus BOGO coupon

Go here to print a BOGO Athenos Hummus coupon. Don't forget to use your back button after it prints to print a second copy. I'm sure this coupon will be gone quickly, so make sure to print it soon if you want it.

Does anyone know what stores have a good price to match up with this great coupon?

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Einstein Bros. - BOGO sandwich coupon

Einstein Bros. has another awesome coupon available on Facebook right now. Head over to their Facebook page and "like" them to get access to a BOGO Thin Sandwich coupon under the "offers" tab.

I haven't tried these sandwiches yet, but that picture looks pretty tasty!

Haagen-Dazs - Free Ice Cream Today!

Are you close to a Haagen-Dazs store? If so, stop by today between 4-8 pm for your choice of a free scoop of vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream to celebrate their 50th anniversary!

Go here to find your nearest store. This deal comes at a great time with the beautiful weather we had yesterday! And there isn't much better than free ice cream! I'd suggest calling ahead to make sure your store is participating.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Walgreens Weekly Deals 5/16 - 5/22

Not a super exciting week at Walgreens, but you can get some FREE body wash and cheap cereal after RRs! These are just the best deals I see for the week. If I missed any great ones, let me know and I'll add them to the list!

New to shopping at Walgreens? Go here, here and here for more information to help you get started!

Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash (10 - 18 oz.) $4.49, get $4.50 RR
Use BOGO Old Spice of Gillette coupons from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $4.49 for 2, get $4.50 RR, like getting 2 for FREE after RR!

Buy $20 or more participating Zyrtec products, get $10 RR
Buy 2 Zyrtec (25-30 ct.) $18.99 each
Use 2, $4/1 coupons from the 4/11 or 5/2 RP
Cost = $29.98, get $10 RR, like getting them for $9.99 each after RR!

Post Cereal (selected varieties) $1.75, buy 4 get $3 RR
Buy 4 cereals = $7
Use 2, $1/2 from the 5/16 SS
Cost = $5, get $3 RR, like getting 4 boxes for $2 after RR!

Dulcolax Balance (25 oz.) or Dulcolax 7 day (4.1 oz.) $6.99, get $2 RR
Use $4/1Dulcolax Balance coupon from the 5/16 SS or printable here
Final Cost $0.99!

Herbal Essences Hair Care $2.99, with in-ad coupon
Use $1/1from the 5/16 RP and in-ad coupon
Cost = $1.99

L’Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo, Conditioner (13 oz.) or Studio Styling Products (1.7-8.5 oz.) $2.99
Use $1/1 from the 4/18 RP
Cost = $1.99

Bayer Aspirin (24-36 ct.) 2/$3, with in-ad coupon
Use 2, $1/1 from the 3/21 SS
Cost = $0.50 each!

Leapfrog Tag Books ONLY $4.99!

Target has many Leapfrog Tag Books on sale for $9.99. Use the $5/1 printable coupon that I posted about previously to get these books for only $4.99. That is a great price on these books!

Thanks for the heads up, Carmen!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Update on my goal for the month...

Since it is more than halfway through the month I figured I should post my progress of only spending $275 on everything besides regularly scheduled bills. Since the beginning of the month, I have spent $12 on the awesome Entertainment book deal, $47.34 on a ton of fresh produce and chicken at Sprouts, $3.48 at Walgreens and $7 at King Soopers. Total spent so far this month $69.82.

I am doing well with my spending but it time to fill up the gas tank and make a trip to Costco to get some things for a picnic lunch at my sons school, so I should be spending a chunk of money this week. Hopefully it isn't too much to throw me off of my goal.

How are you doing on your goals?