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, June 26, 2010

Kellogg's Cereal Recall

Did you see the news about the Kellogg's cereal being recalled? I know we have had tons of cereal deals lately so I want you to check your pantry if you have any of the following products:

Kellogg's Apple Jacks
Kellogg's Froot Loops
Kellogg's Corn Pops
Kellogg's Honey Smacks

If you do have any of these products, go here to see details about this recall, what specific product lots are included and what to do if you have them.

Coupon Preview

Looks like we are getting one Smart Source and one Red Plum insert this weekend. I'm hoping there will be some coupons we can pair with the Daytona 500 sale at King Soopers and the Mix and Match sale at Safeway.

FREE Goldfish Crackers at Safeway - today and tomorrow only!

Go here to print out a $.50/1 Goldfish cracker coupon, you should be able to print it twice.

Safeway has these crackers on sale for $.88 a bag today and tomorrow. This coupon will double to the $.88 cost of the crackers making them free, you will just have to pay tax! Hopefully you have time to swing by Safeway and take advantage of this deal this weekend.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Borders Books Summer Reading Program = A FREE BOOK!

I know that many of you are doing the summer reading programs that your local libraries put on but I also wanted to pass along this great deal from Borders Books too! Borders Books is putting on their "Double Dog Dare" summer reading program and it is super easy to participate. If you child is 12 or under, they can participate. They need to read 10 books, any that they like and then go here, to download the form you need to track the books on. There is NO purchase necessary to participate.

Bring the completed form to any Borders, Borders Express or Waldenbooks by 8/26/10 to receive their choice of one of the following books:

Ramona the Brave
Miss Daisy is Crazy!
Flat Stanley
Dear Mr. Henshaw
The Ruins of Gorlan
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Johnny Tremain
The River
Kristy's Great Idea

I love that all of these places are promoting reading and rewarding kids for doing so! a Kids can never read too much and free books are a great way to add more fun reading to your kids book collection!

It's Mega Swagbuck Friday - Woo Hoo!

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!

I want to clarify something as I was chatting about Swagbucks recently with some people and there was some confusion. I actually don't have the toolbar installed on my computer for searching the internet and you don't have to do this to earn. I simply log into my account 2-3 times a day and do a few searches to earn my Swagbucks for the day. I spend less than 10 minutes a day doing my searches to earn my Swagbucks, you should be doing it too!

Restaurant.com gift certificates are 80% off AGAIN!

Restaurant.com is having another great sale 80% off all gift certificates using code SUMMER when checking out to score $25 gift certificates for as low as $2! Make sure to read the find print on each offer as each restaurant has different terms for redeeming these.

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.

Go here to check out the selection of restaurants that participate around you and to get in on this great deal.

This and using coupons from the Entertainment Book are the only way the family and I go out to eat anymore!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Safeway Weekly Deals 6/23 - 6/29

Here are the weekly deals for Safeway. They are having a weekend sale this week with some pretty good deals. There is also a mix and match event of buy 4 participating frozen items, save $4 but there are no prices listed with these items, I'll try to update as I get more information on this one. As always, if I missed any great deals let me know!

Weekend Sale Deals: (good Saturday and Sunday only)
Gortons Fish Large or Value Pack Selections (14-24.5 oz.) $2.99
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.49 each, when you buy 2 - a good price on the larger size.

Freschetta Pizza (selected varieties 12.6-28.01 oz.) $3.99
Use $1/1 printable (if flatbread is included in the sale)
Cost = $2.99

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers (selected varieties 6.6-8 oz.) $.88, limit 10
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail (64 oz.) $1.50, limit 10
Primo Taglio Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast $5.99/lb.

Other grocery deals:
Ivory Soap (3 pack bars) $.99
Use $.50/1 from the 6/6 PG
Cost = FREE!

Nabisco Snak-Sacks or Barnums $.99
Use $1/2 from the 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.49 each, when you buy 2!

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste $1.99
Use $2.50/2 from the 3/21 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.74 each, when you buy 2!

Gatorade (32 oz.) $.88, limit 12
Barilla Pasta $.99


Ball Park Franks $1.50
Use $.75/2 from the 6/6 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1 each, when you buy 2!

Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.49/lb.
93% Lean Ground Beef $2.49/lb.


Cantaloupe $1
Red, Yellow or Orange Bell Peppers $1
Fresh Express Shreds, Spinach or Garden Salads (8-12 oz.) $1
Mangoes $1
Red, Green or Romaine Lettuce $1

King Soopers Weekly Deals 6/23 - 6/29

King Soopers has a new mix and match savings event starting this week. These events usually last for 2 weeks. It is the Daytona 500 buy 10 participating items, get $3 off instantly = $.30 discount per item when you buy in increments of 10. There is no limit to the number of rewards you can get per transaction. The costs I post will assume you are buying in increments of 10 and will reflect the $.30/item discount. There are not a whole lot of coupons to pair with this sale as of right now. I'm just listing the best deals that I see, if I miss anything good let me know.

Daytona 500 Mix and Match participating items:
Totino's Pizza Rolls $.95
Buy 2 = $1.90
Use $.40/2 from the 4/18 SS or 5/13 GM or $.50/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.45-$.55 each, when you buy 2!

Orville Redenbacher Popcorn $1.69

Use $.40/1 from the 5/16 SS
Cost = $.89!

Oscar Mayer Meat Weiners $1.69
Use $1/2 printable or $1/2 from the 6/20 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1.19 each, when you buy 2!

Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets $1.57
Use $1/3 from the 4/25 RP, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.24 each, when you buy 3!

Banquet Frozen Meals (selected varieties 5-10.25 oz.) $.69
Chef Boyardee Pasta $.69
Gatorade (32 oz.) $.69
Ragu Sauce $1.25
Kroger Singles $1.47
Breyer's Ice Cream $1.97
Klondike Novelties $1.97

Other deals:
Ivory Soap (12 oz. Bodywash or 3 pack bar soap) $1
Use $.50/1 from the 6/6 PG
Cost = FREE!


Foster Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.
80% Lean Ground Chuck (Super Value Pack) $1.99/lb.


Organic Strawberries (2 lbs.) $3.88 - excellent price for organic!
Green Seedless Grapes $1/lb.
Red, Orange or Yellow Bell Peppers $1

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Need some new shoes?

DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) has a $10 off a $10 or more purchase coupon available right now. They offer more than just shoes including purses and bags.

First, go here to log in or create a new DSW Rewards account, it is free to sign up and you must be a member to use the discount code.

Then log into to Shop at Home to get an additional 7% cash back on your purchase. Search "DSW" in the search bar and then click through until you are back on the DSW website.

Pick whatever you want to purchase that is $10 or more. There is some fine print on the $10/$10 offer which states it must be regularly priced, so no sale or clearance items and is not valid on Skechers Shape-ups and Reebok Easy Tones. Gift cards, shipping and taxes do not count toward the qualifying amount.

They have some cute wallets starting at $12.95, so they would only be $2.95 after the discount!

Once you've picked out your items enter code TAKE10 at check out to receive the $10 discount.

If you spend more than $35, use code SHIPR to get free shipping to your home. If you want to have any sized order shipped to your closest DSW store and pick it up there, use code FREESHIP. This deal is good through June 28th.

I love good deals on high quality shoes!

Old Navy - 30% off EVERYTHING 6/24 - 6/29!

I love it when Old Navy runs these sales. Starting tomorrow through next Tuesday, everything in-store and online and I mean everything is an additional 30% off! This includes sale prices and even clearance items - WOO HOO!

If you are shopping on line, make sure to go through Shop at Home to get an additional 5% back on your purchase.

If you are shopping in-store, I'd suggest getting their earlier for a better selection. Last time they had this sale, my mom scored jeans for less than $4 a pair!

If you stop by and get any great deals, let us know.

Sprouts Weekly Deals 6/23 - 6/30

Some great deals on produce this week at Sprouts. And a stock up price for boneless skinless chicken breasts!

Fage Greek Yogurt (17.6 oz.) $3.99
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $3.49

Clif, Luna and Mojo Bars $1 - I believe there is a $.50/1 Mojo bars coupon available in the Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet available at Sprouts. You may need to ask for this booklet as I didn't see them out last time I was there.

Raw Almonds (Bulk) $3.99/lb.
Whole Grain Brown Rice (Bulk) $.79/lb.

Chicken Breasts $1.97/lb. - any time fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts are less than $2/lb. I stock up on them!
Marinated Pollo Asado $1.97/lb.

Red or Green Seedless Grapes $.69/lb - a great price!
On-the-Vine Cluster Tomatoes $.69/lb. - another great price!
Yellow Onions $.49/lb.
Red Bell Peppers $.49
Green, Red or Romaine Lettuce $.88
Yellow Peaches or Nectarines $.88/lb.
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (dry pint) $1.50

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Did you know...

That if you are shopping at one of the Children's Place stores and they don't have the size you are looking for in stock, they will give you a free shipping code? You may have to ask for it, but it is a company wide offering that they do. What a great way to still get what you are looking for without having to pay for shipping!

What other stores do you know of that have a policy similar to this?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome Martino TV Viewers!!

First I want to say, thanks for stopping by. I would love to teach you how to save money on your grocery bill, with not very much effort on your part. I usually save 60% or more on my grocery shopping trips and you can too!

I think there are 3 steps to saving money on your grocery bill.

Meal Planning is the first step to saving some serious money on your grocery bill. Go here for more information on meal planning.

Couponing is the second step to save. Go here to get started learning how to use coupons effectively to save the most money possible.

Stockpiling is the third and final step to help you save. Go here for more information on this critical step.

Once you've read through the introductory information if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at thriftymomincolorado@gmail.com

Again, thanks for stopping by and I hope to be able to help you keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket!

Walgreens Weekly Deals 6/20 - 6/26

Here is a overview of the best deals at Walgreens this week. If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, go here, here and here to learn more about how it works.

If the abbreviations below aren't making sense, go here to decipher.

Weekly Deals:
Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Multipurpose Solution, Sensitive (12 oz.) $7.49, get $7.50 RR
Use $2/1 from the 6/6 SS
Cost = $5.49, get $7.50 RR, like getting this for BETTER THAN FREE after RR!

Gillette or Old Spice Body Wash (10-18 oz.) $4.49, get $4.50 RR
Use the BOGO Gillete coupon from the 6/6 PG or
Use the BOGO Old Spice coupon from the 5/2 PG
Cost = $4.49 for 2 bottles (only $2.25 each), get $4.50 RR, like getting 2 for FREE after RR!

Herbal Essences or Aussie Hair Care $2.99, get $2 RR
Use $1/1 Herbal Essences coupon from the 5/16 RP
Cost = $1.99, get $2 RR, like getting it for FREE after RR!

RepHresh Brilliant pH Tampons (18 pack) $5.99, get $5 RR
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $4.99, get $5 RR, like getting this for FREE after RR!

John Freida Hair Care 3/$15, buy 3 get $5 RR
Buy 3 Root Awakenings Products = $15
Use 3, $3/1 from the 6/6 SS
Cost = $6, get $5 RR, like getting all 3 products for $1 after RR!

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor System $9.89, get $5 RR
Use $4/1 from the 6/6 PG
Cost = $5.89, get $5 RR, like getting it for $.89 after RR!

If I missed any great deals, let me know!