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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Coupons Tomorrow...

Looks like we are only scheduled to get one Smart Source insert in the newspaper tomorrow. As always, let's hope there are some good ones in there!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lowe's Curtain Clearance - Up to 75% off!

Lowe's currently has some of their curtains on clearance up to 75% off. I got 4 brown 42" x 84" brown panels for less than $40! They retailed for $36 a piece, so I saved 75% on them. When I was at my local store, they still had a pretty big selection left. If you are in the market for some window coverings, then you may want to swing by Lowe's sometime soon.

Does anyone know any good deals on drapery rods to go with this great deal?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Safeway Weekly Deals 7/14 - 7/20

Another weekend sale this week at Safeway on Saturday and Sunday, but only one good deal with it that I see...
Tyson Breaded Chicken Selections $3.99
Use $1/1 from the 4/25 SS
Cost = $2.99

There is a Buy 4, Save $4 instantly promotion going on this week as well on cereal products. On top of getting the $1 per item, you also receive a FREE box of Nature Valley Granola Bars. I don't have prices for these items, but wanted to give you possible coupons to use for this deal:
Nature Valley Granola Bars are part of this deal too, make sure you aren't trying to use a coupon on your FREE box, just for boxes you are purchasing. Use $.75/2 printable or $.50/1 from the 5/30 SS or a cellfire or shortcuts e-coupon.

Original Cheerios - use $1/1 printable or $.55/1 printable or $1/2 printable

Honey Nut Cheerios - use $.75/1 printable or $1/2 printable

Golden Grahams
- use $1/2 from the 7/11 SS

Cocoa Puffs - use $1/2 from the 7/11 SS

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- use $.60/1 printable

Other Weekly Deals:

Remember that to use Safeway's in-store coupons you must have at least a $10 purchase.

Ziploc Food Storage Bags $1.49 with in-ad coupon, limit 2
Use in-ad coupon and $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.99 each, when you buy 2


Rancher's Reserve Bone-In New York Strip Steak $4.99/lb.
Eating Right Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.

Strawberries (1 lb.) $.99
Mushrooms (8 oz.) $.99
Red Lion Nectarines $.99/lb.

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

Rare McDonalds Coupon...

McDonalds has a $1/1 coupon for their new real fruit smoothies or frappe drinks available here. McDonalds rarely releases coupons so now would be the time to try these out if you are interested.

Does it scare any one else that we have to clarify in our advertising that we are using "real" ingredients? The fact that they have to put "real" in the description really creeps me out a bit!

Have you tried either of these? If so, let us know what you thought.

King Soopers Weekly Deals 7/14 - 7/20

King Soopers always doubles manufacturer coupons up to $1, meaning that a $.50 coupon will be worth $1. There is a new mix and match promotion starting this week. Buy any 10 participating items in the same transaction and get $5 off instantly. These promotions usually last for 2 weeks, so you should have time to get your coupons in order to take advantage of the deals. Some pretty good deals for this mix and match event! These are all the best deals I see.

Mix & Match Deals: (I am assuming you are purchasing in increments of 10, so my prices will reflect the $.50 per item discount you receive with the instant $5 off.)

Motrin PM (200 count) $2.50
Use $3/1 from the 4/18 RP

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = FREE!

Kraft Easy Mac or Velveeta Shells & Cheese (2-2.5 oz.) $.38
Use B2G1 Free coupon from playing this silly game, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.25 each, when you buy 3

Bar S Jumbo Meat or Turkey Franks $.79
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.29 each, when you buy 2

Gatorade Sports Drink (32 oz.) $.49

Use B2G1 Free from the 6/13 RP, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost =$.33 each, when you buy 3!

Boulder Canyon Chips (5 oz.) $.99
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.49 each, when you buy 2

Scotch-Brite Scrub Sponge or Handi Wipes $1
Use $.75/2 from the 6/6 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50

Degree Deodorant $1.50
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $.50

Dannon Yogurt Multipacks $1.79

Use $1/1 from the 6/6 SS
Cost = $.79

Lean Cuisine Frozen Dinners $1.88
Use $1/1 printable, you have to sign up for an account to access this coupon
Cost = $.88

Oscar Mayer Deli Creations or Deli Shaved Meat (5-10 oz.) $1.99
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $.99

Dixie Plates, Bowls or Napkins $1.49

Use $.50/1 from the 5/23 RP
Cost = $.99

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste $2

Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $1

Stayfree Pads $2
Use BOGO from the 6/27 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1 each, when you buy 2

Carefree Pantiliners $2
Use $1/2 from the 6/27 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (30 oz.) $1.99
Use $1.50/2 from the 6/20 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.24 each, when you buy 2

Breyers Ice cream (48 oz.) $1.97
Use $.75/2 from the 6/27 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.47 each, when you buy 2

Sargento Cheeses $1.88
Use $.40/2 from the 5/23 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.48 each, when you buy 2

Welch’s Grape Juice (64 oz.) $2.49
Use $.75/1 from the 6/6 or 7/11 SS
Cost = $1.49

Beggin’ Strips Dog Treats $2.49

Use $1/1 from the 5/20 SS
Cost = $1.49

Energizer Batteries (1-4 pack) $2.50
Use $1/1 from the 6/13 SS
Cost = $1.50

Listerine (500 ml) $2.50
Use $1/1 from the 3/7 or 4/11 RP
Cost = $1.50

Maxwell House or Yuban Coffee $5.49
Use $1/1 Maxwell from the 5/16 SS
Cost = $4.49

Other Weekly Deals:
Yoplait Yogurt $.50
Use $.45/6 printable, you must buy 6 to use this coupon
Cost = $.35 each, when you buy 6

Turkey Hill Tea (64 oz.) $1
Use $1/2 from the 6/13 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.50 each, when you buy 2

Honeysuckle 93% Lean Ground Turkey (1 lb.) $1.25 - stock up price for sure!
Bone-in New York Strip Steak $5.99/lb

Mangos .50 B
Organic Bananas .69/lb B-
Broccoli Crowns .88/lb B-
Hothouse Tomatoes .98/lb B
Blueberries (5 lb.) $8.88
- breaks down to $1.78/lb. That is a GREAT PRICE on these. Most of the $.99 sales we've been seeing on these have been for the 6 oz. containers which ends up equaling $2.64/lb., so this is definitely a stock up price. I buy these and spread them out on a cookie sheet to individually freeze them and once they are frozen, put them into a plastic freezer bag. I use them in baking, smoothies and sometimes my kids just like to munch on them straight out of the freezer. Again, this is definitely a stock up price if you have room for these in your freezer!

If I missed any great deals let me know!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sprouts Weekly Deals 7/14 - 7/21

As always, Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays meaning that if you shop today, you can get last week's and this week's deals on the same day! Go here for the best deals from last week. These are just the best deals that I see for the week.

Banana Chips (Bulk) $1.49/lb.

Whole Chicken Legs $.99/lb.

Seedless Watermelon $.10/lb.
Cluster Tomatoes $.77/lb.
Green, Red or Romaine Lettuce $.88
Italian or Yellow Squash $.88/lb.
White or Yellow Peaches $.88/lb.
Nectarines $.88/lb.
Collard, Mustard or Turnip Greens $.88
Hass Avocados $.88

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back to school supply sales have officially started!

Getting a head start is one of the best ways to save money on back to school shopping. Now is a great time to started on it. It is great to be able to pick up a few things here and there and get killer deals on them, making the whole back to school shopping craziness a little bit more thrifty! Even if you don't have kids and have to do the back to school shopping, these prices make it easy to pick up a few items and donate to kiddos in need!

Here's the best deals I see around the stores:

Rose Art 2 pack glue sticks $.20!
Rose Art 10 pack markers $.50
Rose Art 12 pack colored pencils $.50

24 pack Crayola crayons $.25
11 pack Cra-Z-Art washable markers $.70
Elmer's Glue Bottles $.25

Crayola 10 pack broad line markers $1
Crayola 10 pack fine line markers $1

Staples: (good through Wednesday only)
All of these deals require a minimum $5 purchase.
2-Pocket Folders with Fasteners $.01 - Limit of 10
8 Pack #2 Yellow Pencils $.01 - Limit of 2
1 Ream Staples Multi-Purpose Paper $4.99 - $4.98 Staples Easy Rebate = .01 - Limit of 2
- great coupon printing paper

There are also some good deals on backpacks right now at the Children's Place they are $10. I also hear that Gap has them on sale.

My kiddos aren't quite entering school yet, though my oldest is in preschool so we have a small shopping list. Now is the time to stock up on these great deals if you have little ones at home that like to do arts and crafts. You cannot beat these prices any other time of the year, except for the rare after back to school shopping clearances and these are really hit and miss on what is available.

If you know of any great deals on back to school stuff, let me know - I'd love to keep this list updated throughout the back to school shopping season!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Raised Garden Kit - $9 Shipped!

Home Depot has this 4' x 4' raised garden kit on sale right now for $9 down from $29. This kit is back ordered right now but will ship once it is back in stock online. This is a great price!!

This would be a great way to get your feet wet if you are new to gardening but not get too overwhelmed with it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

FREE Slurpees TODAY!

In honor of 7/11 (the date today) participating 7-Eleven stores are offering FREE 7.11 oz. Slurpees today only. There is no purchase necessary to get this deal.

I'm not sure if all locations are participating, but you can go here for more details.