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 29, 2010

Coupon Insert Preview - or lack thereof!

There won't be any coupon inserts in the paper this weekend due to the holiday. Sometimes I really enjoy having a weekend off to relax and not have to think about new coupons. Enjoy your coupon free weekend and have a Happy Memorial Day!

I goofed

I misread the Sweet Baby Ray's coupon and it is actually a $1/2 coupon, not a $1/1 coupon as I originally posted in the King Soopers weekly deals. It makes the sauce $.50 each, when you buy 2, not FREE! Sorry! I have updated the original King Soopers post as well.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Children's Place - $5 Sale!

The Children's Place is having a big sale for Memorial Day weekend including $5 knits, t-shirts, tanktops and shorts.

To maximize this deal, log into or create a Shop at Home account here. Shop at Home is a cash back website that tracks our purchases and then gives you a percentage back. I use cash back websites for most of my online shopping to save even more. Once you are signed in to your account, search "children's place" and click the link to their website. Place everything you want in your cart and use code E4A5A15% to get an additional 15% off. Check out as usual.

In addition to the great sale, if you shop through the shop at home link, you will get an additional 5% back on your purchase.

Restaurant.com Gift Certificates 80% off Again!

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

I know it seems like I just posted about this deal, but they are offering it up again! Right now you can purchase gift certificates worth $25 for ONLY $2! I love using this gift certificates for dining out, they usually save me over 50%!

Go here to check out the available restaurants that participate in this program and read the fine print for each one.

A little hint, I actually purchase generic restaurant.com gift certificates when this promotion is running if the restaurants I want are not available. They usually "restock" their inventory at the beginning of the month so when the new month starts, I go and exchange my restaurant.com gift certificate for the actual restaurant I want to use it at. You can purchase these generic gift certificates in the middle box on the first page.

Use code FLAG when checking out to get the 80% discount!

Old Navy - Extra 50% off clearance prices!

WOO HOO - I love these sales at Old Navy. Today and tomorrow only, Old Navy is offering up an additional 50% off clearance prices. Now is the time to stock up on some cheap clothes! You can print out a $5 off $25 or more purchase on the second page here to pair with this awesome sale.

I'd suggest shopping early if you can to snag the best deals.

If you go and get some good deals, let us know!

(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Have you noticed...

my lack of posting my shopping trips lately? It is because I have still been slowly working through eating some of our stockpile. The only food shopping I've done lately has been to replace our fresh fruits and veggies and a few trips to King Soopers to stock up on the free mountain high yogurt that ended on Tuesday.

I love the fact that I have been able to stock up on so much food at rock bottom prices that I literally have a couple of months of food at my house. The only problem with having that much is making sure you actually eat it before it goes bad - and that is why I eat from my stockpile a couple of times a year. I don't want to get stuck with food that has expired or gone bad, even if it was really cheap. The only good deal is a deal that you can use OR donate!

I promise, once I start shopping and couponing more again, I'll keep you posted on my adventures!

Safeway Weekly Deals 5/26 - 6/1

Can you tell grilling season has begun with all of the great meat sales going on right now? You can score some cheap salad dressing and pretzels this week at Safeway! As always, these are the best deals I see, if I missed any great deals - let me know and I'll add them to this list.

Safeway has a 4 day weekend sale going on this weekend, Friday through Monday. Here are those deals:

Lay's or Kettle Chips $1.77
8 Piece Fried Chicken $4.99
Seedless Watermelon $3.88
Gatorade (8 pack, 20 oz. bottles) $3.99
18-Pack Bud, Coors or Miller $10.99

Other weekly deals:
Wishbone Salad Dressing $1.39

Use $.75/1 from the 5/23 RP
Cost = $.39!

Snyder's Pretzels $1.89
Use $1/1 from the 5/23 SS
Cost = $.89!

French's Mustard $1.99
Use $.50/1 from the 5/9 SS or printable here
Cost = $.99

Tide Stain Release (18 ct.) $5.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 2
Use in-ad coupon and $3/1 from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $2.99!

Doritos $1.88 with in-ad coupon

Oscar Mayer Meat Franks $.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 5
Use in-ad coupon and $.55/1 printable available in the orange widget on the left side of this page or here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.49 each, when you buy 2!

Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage $2.99
Use $.55/1 printable here
Cost = $1.99

Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage - links or patties $2.99
Use $.55/1 printable here
Cost = $1.99

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat $2.99
Use $1/1 printable here
Cost = $1.99

Rancher's Reserve Bone-In New York Strip Steak (in Extreme Value Pack) $4.99/lb.
Rancher's Reserve Bone-In Ribeye Steak (in Extreme Value Pack) $5.99/lb.
Rancher's Reserve Boneless Ribeye Steak (in Extreme Value Pack) $6.99/lb.

Mushrooms (8 oz. container) $1.50

King Soopers Weekly Deals 5/26 - 6/1

Looks like a week with some some FREE or better than free salad dressing after catalina coupons and cheap BBQ sauce! I guess I will have to make sure I get by the store this week. Here are the best deals I see, if I missed anything great - let me know and I'll add it to the list!

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce $1

Use $1/2 from the 5/23 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2!

Nabisco Crackers $1.88
Use $1/2 from the 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.38 each, when you buy 2

Hansen's Natural Soda (6 pack) $2.50
Use $.50/1 from the 5/23 SS
Cost = $1.50

Welch's Grape Juice $2.99
Use $1/1 available in the orange widget on the left side of this page or here
Cost = $1.99

Starbucks Frappuccino (4 pack bottles) $4.99
Use $1/1 from the 5/2 SS
Cost = $3.99

Huggies Diapers $8.99
Use $3/1 printable here
Cost = $5.99

Pepsi, Coke and 7-Up Soft Drinks (12 pack cans) mix and match 4 for $10

There is also a Kraft Salad Dressing catalina deal running now through 6/27. Buy any 2 Kraft Dressing 16 oz. or larger - get $1 catalina, buy 3 - get $2 catalina, buy 4 - get $3 catalina. They are on sale this week for $1.67. Use $.55/1 from the 5/2 SS or printable available here, you can print this coupon twice per computer.
Here's a couple of scenarios:
Buy 4 = 6.68
Use 4, $.55/1 from the 5/2 SS or printables (you must have access to 2 computers to print 4)
Cost = $2.68, get $3 catalina - like getting them BETTER THAN FREE after catalina!
Buy 3 = $5.01
Use 3, $.55/1 from the 5/2 SS or printables (again, you must have access to 2 computers to print 3)
Cost = $2.01, get $2 catalina - like getting them all for $.01 after catalina!

Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners $1.50
Use $1/2 printable available in the orange widget on the left side of this page or here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1 each, when you buy 2

Other Oscar Mayer Products (Hot Dogs, Bologna, Salami & Lunchmeats) $2.50

Use $1/2 printable in the orange widget on the left side of this page (there is one good for hot dogs and one good for lunchmeat) or here, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2 each, when you buy 2

Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs or Whole Fryers $.98/lb.
Country Style Pork Ribs $1.99/lb.
Baby Back Pork Ribs $2.99/lb.
73% Lean Ground Beef $1.79/lb.

USDA Choice Bone-In Ribeye Steak $5.99/lb.
King Soopers Bratwurst BOGO (18 oz.) 2/$3.99

Sweet Corn $.25
Hothouse Tomatoes $1.48/lb.
Jumbo Mangoes $1
Green Onions or Radishes $.50
Lemons (2 lb. bag) $1.99
Jumbo Baking Russet Potatoes $.50/lb.
Sliced White Mushrooms (4 oz.) $1
Organic Sweet Red Cherries $3.99/lb.
Organic Strawberries $2.50/lb.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Did you get a FREE $5 Walmart Gift Card?

I received a flyer with a free $5 gift card in it. Walmart just opened a new store about 5 minutes away from my house and this is just one of the ways they are promoting it. I know that at least one other reader received this same card. There are no rules on the card, just that you have to call and activate it before mid-June.

I am normally not a Walmart shopper, but I will happily go spend my $5 free gift card in their stores!

Were you lucky enough to get one of these too?

Sprouts Weekly Deals 5/26 - 6/2

Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays, so if you are going shopping there today, check out the deals from last week that are still available through today. I love shopping at Sprouts for most of my veggies and fruit as they have great prices. I also do a lot of meat shopping there as well. Here are the weekly deals...

Cherries $1.77/lb. - This is the best price I've seen so far this year.

Vine Ripe Tomatoes $.88/lb.

Red, Green, Romaine Lettuce or Spinach Bunch $.88

Red or Gold Peppers $.88

Cantaloupe $1.50

Pineapple $1.50

Green Peppers $.50

Cucumbers $.50

Seedless Watermelon $2


Fresh Ground Meat Sale 40% off.

Bone-In Pork Country Ribs $1.99/lb.

Boneless Pork County Style Ribs $1.99/lb.

Beef Back Ribs $1.99/lb.

Fresh Whole Chicken or Value Pack Legs $1.29/lb.

Other Deals:

Pepper Jack Cheese $1.97/lb.

Thompson Seedless Raisins $1.49/lb. - sometimes these go on sale for $.99/lb.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whole Foods Daily Deal

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 26th only, Whole Foods is having their weekly daily deal sale. This week they are offering mini organic watermelons for only $.99 each. These are usually $4.99 each. They also have jumbo white shrimp for $9.99/lb, which usually sell for $13.99/lb.

I took advantage of the sunscreen sale they offered last week and will probably stop by to pick up a couple of watermelons tomorrow too. My kiddos love watermelon and would probably eat a whole one at a sitting if I let them!

JC Penney $10 off $10 code

JC Penney has a $10 off $10 or more purchase code right now. Use code 4THECITY to get this deal. Shipping starts at $4.50 if you ship to your closest store or $5.95 if you ship it to your home.

Monday, May 24, 2010

$10 FREE Game Play at Dave & Buster's - Tomorrow Only!

Go here to sign up and access a $10 FREE game play coupon good at Dave & Buster's for play tomorrow (Tuesday, May 25th) only. This is a great freebie!

They also have 1/2 price game play every Wednesday all summer long.

I love going to Dave & Buster's but it can get really expensive really fast! What a great deal for some fun!

Walgreens Weekly Deals 5/23 - 5/29

Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens this week. Lots of FREE after RR deals going on - WOO HOO!

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, go here, here and here for more information to get started!

Weekly Deals:
Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $7.99, get $8 RR

Use $2/1 from the 5/16 RP
Cost = $5.99, get $8 RR better than FREE after RR!

Goodie Ouchless Barrettes $2.99, get $3 RR
Cost = $2.99, FREE after RR!

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99, get $2 RR
Use $1/1 from the 5/9 SS
Cost = $1.99, get $2 RR, like getting it FREE after RR!

Carefree Pantiliners $0.99, with in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 from 4/25 SS
Cost = FREE! Make sure to hand over the manufacturer coupon first to prevent the register from beeping!

Ironman Muscle Rub or Spray (3 oz.) $5.99, get $5 RR
Cost = $8.99, get $5 RR, like getting if for $.99 after RR!

Pantene Hair Care 2/$7, get $2 RR when you buy 2

Use $1/1 from 5/2 PG or $1/1 from Parade magazine in the 5/23 paper
Cost = $5, get $2 RR equal to $1.50 each after RR

12 Pack Coca Cola 4/$13, get $3 RR
Like paying 4/$10 after RR

Hunts Tomato Sauce $.25 - good filler item!

Buy $15 or more in participating products and get $5 RR. Remember that the $15 is BEFORE coupons. If you come up with a great scenario for this deal, let us know!
Dove Deodorant $3.50
Use $2/1 printable here
Cost = $1.50

Dove Men's Body Wash $3.50
Use $1/1 from the 3/28 RP
Cost = $2.50

Vaseline Sheer Infusion $5.99

Use $2/1 from the 5/23 RP
Cost = $3.99