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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Some of my shopping trips...

Just wanted to give you a peek into my shopping trips, as I haven't done this in awhile. I have been taking advantage of the great deals at King Soopers this week. I also made a quick trip to Walgreens to use up a RR about to expire. Here's what I got at Walgreens...
7 Always Pads, used FREE catalina coupons from buying U by Kotex a few weeks ago
1 Colgate Total Toothpaste, used $1/1 Colgate coupon
1 Old El Paso Taco Shells
1 Highlighter
My total after coupons was $2.19 all of which was TAX! And I received a $3.50 RR for buying the toothpaste!! Retail cost = $37.19.

At King Soopers I've been breaking most of my shopping into 2 transactions so I can stock up on cheese and maximize my savings. This is what I got in transaction #1...
1 L'Oreal Kids Shampoo , used $.75/1 coupon
3 Danon Dan-o-nino Yogurts, used 3, $1/1 coupons
8 Boca Products, used 4, $1/2 coupons
1 Aquafresh Toothpaste, used $1/1 coupon
2 Spaghettios, used $.50/2 coupon
5 Kraft Cheeses, used 2, $1/2 blinkies
1 Chavrie Goat Cheese, used FREE coupon I had
I also used a $5 Kraft catalina I had from a previous purchase and a $1.50 Dan-o-nino catalina I also had from a previous purchase.
Total spent = $18.34, $1.67 was tax. Retail cost was $72.56, so I saved 76%. I got back another $5 Kraft catalina coupon and another $1.50 Dan-o-nino catalina coupon.

Here is transaction #2...
1 Dr. Pepper 2 Liter, used $.55/1 peelies found on the bottles
4 Motrin PMs, used 4 $3/1 coupons
5 Kraft Cheeses, used 2, $1/2 blinkies
3 Crest Toothpastes, used 3, $.50/1 coupons
I also used the $5 Kraft catalina I got from my first purchase.
Total spent $1.44 of which $1.25 was TAX! Retail cost was $44.18, so I saved 99%! Plus, I got back another $5 Kraft catalina coupon!

Here's everything I got...
Here's the final count on what I got...
10 Kraft Cheeses
8 Boca Products
7 Always Pads
4 Motrin PMs
3 Crest Toothpastes
3 Danon Dan-o-nino Yogurts
2 Spaghettios
1 Chavrie Goat Cheese
1 Colgate Toothpaste
1 Aguafresh Kids Toothpaste
1 L'Oreal Kids Shampoo
1 Old El Paso Taco Shells
1 Dr. Pepper 2 Liter
1 Highlighter

Total spent = $21.97 I still have a $5 Kraft catalina coupon and a $1.50 Dan-o-nino catalina coupon to use on another purchase. Total retail for everything above = $153.93!! I saved a total of 86% and will be donating plenty of the products to our local foodbank.

You NEED to start couponing if you haven't already! It really can save you tons of money and allows you to be able to help out others too! If I can get items for FREE, even if I don't use them I get them and donate them to a local foodbank or shelter. Now that I coupon, I can donate more than I ever have and spend way less money doing it!

How is your shopping going this week?

Free Crest Toothpaste at King Soopers

King Soopers has certain varieties of Crest Toothpaste on sale right now for $1. Use the $.50/1 coupons from the 6/6 PG to get them for FREE!

These are NOT part of the mix & match mega sale.

Coupons Tomorrow...

We should be getting 2 coupon inserts tomorrow, 1 Red Plum and 1 Smart Source insert.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Keep your eyes peeled...

for a blinkie machine at King Soopers that has $1/2 Kraft cheese coupons in it. I found it near the block cheese, not by the shredded cheese. These make the Kraft cheese deals at King Soopers and Safeway this week that much sweeter!

I LOVE cheap cheese!!

Christmas in July?

Some big retailers are supposedly having some big sales starting today. Target is having their "Back in Black Friday" sale online today only. Shop through Shop at Home to get an additional 5% of your purchases back.

Some of the previews they have up are:
Philips 47" Flat Screen TZV - $699
Philips BluRay Player - $99.99
WowWee Alive White Tiger Cub - $29.99

I also hear that Toys R Us and Sears are planning big sales this weekend.

Let us know what great deals you find! And remember, it is never too early to start Christmas shopping!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Safeway Weekly Deals 7/21 -7/27

Here are the best deals at Safeway this week. Keep in mind that in order to use the Safeway in-ad coupons, you must spend at least $10.

Barilla Pasta $.79, with in-ad coupon - limit 6
Use in-ad coupon and $1/2 printable only works if whole grain is included and you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.29 each, when you buy 2

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad (7.5-7.75) $.99, with in-ad coupon, you must buy 4 to get this price. You can mix and match with Hamburger Helper to get to the 4 items.
Use in-ad coupon and $.50/2 printables here, here, here, and here. You must buy 2 to use these coupons.
Cost = $.49 each, when you buy 4.

Mott’s Apple or Medleys Juice (46-64 oz.) $1.49

Use $.50/1 from the 6/13 SS
Cost = $.49

Yoplait Yoplus Yogurts $1.79, with in-ad coupon - limit 3
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $.79

Jell-O Gelatin or Pudding Snacks 6-Pack $1.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 3
Use in-ad coupon and $.60/1 from the 6/20 SS
Cost = $.99

Kraft Salad Dressing (14-16 oz.) $2
Use $1/1 printable or $1/1 from the 6/20 SS
Cost = $1

Nabisco Ritz Crackers (12.25-16 oz.) $1.88, with in-ad coupon - limit 4
Use in-ad coupon and $1/2 from the 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.38 each, when you buy 2

Snyder’s Pretzels (10 oz.) $2.49

Use $1/1 from the 5/23 SS
Cost = $1.49

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Toasted Chips (5.5-10 oz.) $2
Use $1/2 from the 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Nabisco Premium Saltines or Classics (10-16.5 oz.) $2
Use $1/2 from the 5/16 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.50 each, when you buy 2

Pam Cooking Spray (5-6 oz.) $2.79
Use $.50/1 from the 6/20 SS
Cost = $1.79

Freschetta Pizza (12.6-28.01 oz.) $4.99
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $3.99

Kraft Shredded or Chunk Cheese (6-8 oz.) $1.99
Buy 5 in a single transaction get a $5 catalina, making them only $.99 each after catalina.

There is also a mix and match frozen promotion going on where you buy 4 participating items and each one is $1.99, you must buy 4 to get the $1.99 price.
Breyers Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bars $1.99
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $.99

Starbucks Ice Cream (select flavors, 16 oz.) $1.99
Use $.75/1 printable
Cost = $.99

Breyers Ice Cream (1.5 quart) $1.99

Use $.75/2 from the 6/27 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.49 each, when you buy 2

Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Selections (2.2-9.6 oz.) $2.99
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $1.99

Hillshire Farm Thin or Hearty Sliced Lunchmeat (8-9 oz. or 16 oz.) $2.99

Use $.55/1 from the 7/11 RP
Cost = $1.99

Land O Frost Premium Lunchmeat $3.99

Use $1/1 from the 4/25 RP
Cost = $2.99

80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.
Pork Loin Rib Half Sliced $1.29/lb.
Rancher's Reserve Beef London Broil $2.49/lb.

Green Bell Peppers $.50
Red or Black Plums $.88/lb.
Green Grapes $.88/lb.
Green Beans $.99/lb.

Broccoli Crowns $.99/lb.
Zucchini or Yellow Squash $.99/lb.
Hot House Tomatoes $.99/lb.

As always, if I missed any great deals let me know!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

King Soopers Weekly Deals 7/21 - 7/27

The Mix and Match sale continues this week. Buy any participating 10 items and receive $5 off your order instantly. All prices I post assume you are buying in increments of 10 and reflect the $.50 per item discount. The mix and match deals I posted about last week here are still valid this week, just keep in mind that the other deals are no longer valid.

Mix and Match Deals:
Pepsi Soft Drinks (2 Liters) $.79, look for $.55 peelies on Dr. Pepper bottles to get these for BETTER THAN FREE! Thanks for the heads up on these Michele!!

Soft Soap Hand Soap $1

Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = FREE!

Aquafresh Kids Bubblemint Toothpaste $1
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = FREE!

Suave 24 Hours Deodorant $1

Use $.75/1 from the 7/11 RP
Cost = FREE!

Spaghettios $.49
Use $.50/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = 2 for FREE!

Idahoan Potatoes $.49
Use $.75/3 printable, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.47 for 3 or $.16 each!

Danon Dan-o-nino Yogurt $1.69
Use $.75/1 printable
Cost = $.69! But there is a catalina deal going on right now so if you buy 2 you get $1 catalina, buy 3 get $1.50 catalina or buy 4 get a $2 catalina.
Buy 4 Dan-o-nino Yogurts = $6.76
Use 4, $.75/1 printables from above (you must have access to 2 computers to print 4)
Cost = $2.76, get $2 catalina - like getting them for only $.19 each after catalina!

Tombstone Pizza $2.49
Use $2/1 printable
Cost = $.49!

Satin Care Shave Gel $1.49

Use $.55/1 from the 6/6 or 7/4 PG
Cost = $.49

L'Oreal Kids Shampoo $1.50

Use $.75/1 from the 6/6 RP
Cost = $.50

Horizon Organic Single Serve Milk (3 pack) $1.88

Use $.55/1 printable here, good on 3 pack or larger
Cost = $.88!

Boca Products (select products) $2.19
Use $1/2 from the 6/20 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.69 each, when you buy 2. Thanks for the heads up on this too Michele!!

Kraft Cheese $1.88
There is a catalina coupon running right now when you buy 5 you get a $5 catalina.
After catalina coupon these are only $.88. You can even take the $5 catalina you earn for buying 5 and use it to buy 5 more and get a new $5 catalina! This is a great price on this cheese. I stock up on shredded cheese when it is on sale like this and freeze it, block cheese doesn't hold up as well once defrosted.

Other Weekly Deals:
Cottonelle Bath Tissue (12 Double Rolls) $4.99
Use $.50/1 from the 7/11 SS
Cost = $3.99

Dry Pinto Beans (10 lb. bag) $6.88 = $.68/lb.!

80% Lean Ground Beef $1.79/lb.
Foster Farms Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.99/lb.

Sweet Corn $.20
Green Onions or Radishes $.50

Sliced Mushrooms (4 oz.) $.88
Yellow or Zucchini Squash $.88/lb.
Hot House Tomatoes $.98/lb.
Spinach Bunches $1
Beet Bunches $1
Organic Red Leaf, Green Leaf or Romaine Lettuce $1.50

Sprouts Weekly Deals 7/21 - 7/28

Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays, so if you are shopping today make sure to take advantage of the deals I posted for last week here. Here are the best deals I see...

Grocery Deals:
Long or Short Grain Brown Rice $.69/lb.
Hot Pepperjack Cheese $2.99/lb.
Raw Almonds $3.99/lb.
Sprouts Raw Honey (3 lbs.) $7.99

Organic Beef (select varieties) 40% off!
Pork Sirloin Chops or Roast $1.77/lb.
Bone-In Pork Country Style Ribs $1.77/lb.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs $1.77/lb.

Cluster Tomatoes $.49/lb.
Hass Avocados $.49
Mangos $.49
Yellow or White Peaches $.88/lb.
Nectarines, Black or Red Plums or Pluots $.88/lb.
Red Bell Peppers $.88
Red or Gold Delicious or Granny Smith Apples $.88/lb.
Blackberries (6 oz.) $.99
Large Cantaloupe $.99

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Walgreens Weekly Deals 7/18 - 7/24

I've come to the conclusion that I am not going to get the Walgreens deals done on my own this week for you - sorry! Go here to see a very good list of deals this week, just keep in mind that some coupons and values are regional so ours may not be the same!

What are you planning on getting at Walgreens this week?

Planning on going to the movies this weekend?

If you are and you will be going to an AMC movie theater on Sunday, make sure to go here to get a coupon good for $1 soda or $1 popcorn. What a steal for usually super expensive movie theater goodies. Just keep in mind the coupon is only good this Sunday, July 25th.

Also, do you know if you go to a movie that starts before noon, you only pay $6 per ticket? That is when we always take the kids to the movies to save a few bucks, but still have some movie watching fun.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A question for everyone...

What good deals are you finding on school supplies this week? Leave a comment and let us all know!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

$.25/lb. Ground Turkey!

I completely forgot about the $1/1 Honeysuckle Ground Turkey coupon we received in the 6/20 SS insert. Use it at King Soopers through Tuesday to get 1 lb. of 93% lean ground turkey for only $.25! This is not part of the instant savings deals going on so it will probably end on Tuesday. I think $1.25/lb. is a good price for this meat, but $.25 is phenomenal - make sure to swing by and pick some up!

20% Printable Coupon for Big Lots

Good today only, Sunday July 19th! Print this 20% off coupon good all day today at Big Lots. You need to be a member of their Buzz Club but it is free and you can go here to register.

I think I'm going to try to stop by to see if I can find some decent curtain rods to go with my new curtains!