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, December 11, 2010

Target: Hanukkah items already being clearanced out!

I was doing some shopping at Target yesterday and noticed that they are already clearancing out the Hanukkah items. At my Target, they were already at 75% off and had tons of items still in stock, from dish towels to menorahs. Keep in mind that each Target marks down clearance items on their own schedules, but I thought this was worth passing along so you can keep your eyes open.

Now is a great time to shop ahead for items for next year and save a ton of money!

Another $10 off $10 Hallmark Coupon!

Hallmark just keeps rolling out the coupons - woo hoo! Go here to print out a $10 off $10 or more purchase good through December 24th.

I love getting my kids special ornaments each year and these coupons make the Hallmark keepsake ornaments so much more reasonably priced!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Old Navy: Fleece Tops $5 - Saturday Only!

Old Navy is having another one day sale tomorrow Saturday December 11th. You can snag Performace fleece tops for $5 each - limit 5 per customer. As always, I'd suggest getting there early for the best selection as these events are usually pretty popular.

Have fun shopping!

Safeway Weekly Deals 12/8 - 12/14

Safeway is having a four day sale this Friday through Monday. There is also a mix and match cracker deal that makes for some free and really inexpensive crackers. Don't forget that Safeway requires a minimum $10 purchase to use their in-ad coupons.

4 Day Sale Deals:
Lean Pockets (6.5-9 oz.) $1.50
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $.50

Honey Bunches of Oats $1.67 - There is a catalina that runs with this where buy 3 get $2, buy 4 get $3, buy 5 get $4.
Buy 5 boxes = $8.35, get back $4 catalina. Cost of $4.35 after catalina or only $.87 per box!

Granny Smith Apples $.77/lb.

Mix and Match Cracker Deals: (Buy 5, save $5 instantly - prices listed below reflect the $1 per item discount)
Cheese Nips (10.5-12 oz.) $.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS or $1/2 printable
Cost = at best FREE or $.49 each, when you buy 2

Nabisco Premium Saltine Crackers (8-32 oz.) $.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = FREE!

Ritz Crackers (12.25-40 oz.) $1.49
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $.49

Nabisco Wheat Thins (10.6-11.46 oz.) $1.49
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $.49

Ritz Toasted Chips (8.1 oz.) $1.49
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $.49

Stoned Wheat Thins Crackers $1.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $.99

Nabisco Honey Maid Crackers (14.1-26.8 oz.) $1.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $.99

Other Deals:
Del Monte Fruit Naturals (6-8 oz.) $1
Use $1/3 from the 11/7 RP, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.67 each, when you buy 3

Progresso Traditional or Rich & Hearty Soup (18.5-19 oz.) $1.11
Use $1/4 from 11/21 SS or 12/5 or 11/14 GM or printable (facebook coupon), you must buy 4 to use these coupons
Cost = $.86 each, when you buy 4

Birds Eye Steamfresh or C&W Frozen Vegetables (11-16 oz.) $1.25, with in-ad coupon - limit 4
Use $1/3 from the 11/14 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.92 each, when you buy 3

Pillsbury Cookie Dough or Sweet Moments $1.99, with in-ad coupon - limit 4
Use in-ad coupon and $1/1 from the 12/5 GM or $.75 10/17 SS or $.55 from the 11/14 GM
Cost = $.99

Garnier Fructis (6.8-13 oz.) $2.49, with in-ad coupon - limit 4
Use in-ad coupon and $1/1 from the 11/7 or 12/5 RP or printable
Cost = $1.49

Nabisco Teddy Grahams (8.5-13.25 oz.) $2.50
Use $1/1 from the 11/14 SS
Cost = $1.50

Ziploc Value Pack Storage Bags (30-50 ct.) $2.49, with in-ad coupon - limit 2
Use in-ad coupon and $1/2 from the 11/14 or 12/5 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1.99 each, when you buy 2

Ghirardelli Baking Chips (11.5-12 oz.) $2.50
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2 each, when you buy 2

Rancher's Reserve Beef Top Sirloin - BOGO
Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks - BOGO
80% Lean Ground Beef - BOGO
Pork Shoulder Blade Roast - BOGO

Mangoes $1
Avocados $1
Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) $1
Eggplant $1
Red, White or Gold Potatoes $1/lb.
Clementines (5 lb. box) $4.99

Walgreens Tissue Paper and Wrapping Paper Deals!

This week at Walgreens there is a Hallmark register reward deal going on where you buy 2 items, get $2 RR or buy 5 items and get a $5 RR. There are a couple of really good deals that you can get with this RR promotion.

UPDATE: I did the tissue paper deal last night and it worked fine but when I did it this morning it didn't work - no register reward printed for buying 5 items. They must have pulled the tissue paper as a participating item, so don't head out to do the tissue paper deal. The wrapping paper should still work though!

Hallmark 20 count Tissue paper is on sale 3/$1 with in-ad coupon.
You could buy 6 packs = $2 and get a $5 RR back - essentially making $3 after getting your RR and getting 6 packs of tissue paper!

Hallmark Wrapping Paper is also on sale buy one, get one free.
You could buy 2 rolls = $1.99 and get $2 RR back.
Or you could buy 2 rolls of wrapping paper and 3 packs of tissue paper = $2.99 and get back a $5 RR - like making $2 after RR and getting 2 rolls of wrapping paper and 3 packs of tissue paper.

Seems like some pretty good deals to me!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Try Wendy's New Fries for FREE!

"Like" Wendy's on facebook and you will get access to a coupon for a FREE order of their new Natural Cut Fries with Sea Salt.

Go here to log into your facebook account and "like" Wendy's. Then click on the "Fry-for-All" image to get acess to this coupon.

I'm not a big fast food eater, but these sound pretty tasty!

King Soopers Weekly Deals 12/8 - 12/14

Don't forget your reusable bags, King Soopers gives a $.05/bag credit when you bring your own to use. There is a mega event this week where you mix and match any 10 participating items and receive $5 off your order instantly! Also, there are lots of good prices on ham this week, so shop ahead for the holidays.

Mega Event Deals: (prices listed below assume you are buying in increments of 10 and reflect the $.50 per item discount)

Bumble Bee Tuna or Ready to Eat Salad $.49
Use $.55/1 from the 9/12 SS
Cost = FREE!

Krusteaz Cookie Mix (15.5-17.5 oz.) $.99
Use $1/1 frin the 10/10 or 12/5 SS
Cost = FREE!

Mom’s Best Natural Cereal (12-16.5 oz.) $.99
Use $.75/1 printable
Cost = FREE!

Bestlife Buttery Spread (15 oz.) $1.17
Use $.50/1 from the 10/17 RP or $1/1 printable
Cost = $.17

Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz.) $.69
Use $.50/2 from the 11/14 RP , you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.19 each, when you buy 2

Temptations Cat Treats $.99
Use $1/2 from the 12/5 RP or printable
Cost = $.49 each, when you buy 2

Kleenex Facial Tissue (75-200 ct.) $.99
Use $.50/3 from the 11/7 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.66 each, when you buy 3

Cheerios (8.9-14 oz.) $1.79
Use $.55/1 printable or $1/2 from the 10/31 or 11/7 SS
Cost = as low as $.79

Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets (2-4 ct.) $1.95
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $.95

Healthy Choice Naturals, Simple Selections or Steamfresh Entrées $1.46
Use $1/2 from the 10/17 SS or printable, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.96 each, when you buy 2

Silk PureAlmond Almondmilk (Half Gallon) $1.99
Use $2/2 from the 10/17 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.99 each, when you buy 2

Gillette or Old Spice Deodorant or Body Spray (2.6-4 oz.) $3
Use $2/1 from the 11/28 PG
Cost = $1

Healthy Choice or Marie Callender’s EntrĂ©es $1.58
Use $1/2 from the 10/17 SS or printable, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $1.08 each, when you buy 2

Caress Body Wash (15-18 oz.) $2.75
Use $.50/1 from the 11/14 RP
Cost = $1.75

Kashi TLC Crackers (6-9 oz) $2.49
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.99 each, when you buy 2

Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat (10 oz.) $2.49
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.99 each, when you buy 2

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat 7-9oz $3.49
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.99 each, when you buy 2

Red Baron Pan Pizza or Pasta (12.6-30 oz.) $4.27
Use $1/1 from the 10/24 SS
Cost = $3.27

Starbucks Frappuccino or Double Shot (4 ct.) $4.99
Use $1/1 from the 11/21 SS or printable
Cost = $3.99

Other Deals:
Simply Lemonade (59 oz.) $2
Use $1/1 from the 12/5 SS
Cost = $1

Blue Diamond Nut-Thins (4.25 oz.) $2
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $1

Hershey’s Drops or Pieces (8-10.5 oz.) $2.50
Use $.50/1 from the 9/12 SS
Cost = $1.50

Red Baron Pizza (7.3-25.3 oz.) $2.88
Use $1/1 from the 10/24 SS
Cost = $1.88

Cook’s Shank Portion Ham Bone-In $.99/lb.
Cook’s Rump Portion Ham $1.39/lb.
Kroger Spiral Sliced Hams Bone-In $1.59/lb.
Ground Beef 93% Lean $1.97/lb. - good price on 93% lean!
Private Selection Spiral Cut Ham $1.99/lb.
Hormel Spiral Sliced Ham Bone-In $2.99/lb.

Avocados $1
Red, Orange, or Yellow Bell Peppers $1
English Cucumbers $1
Blueberries (6 oz.) $2
Organic Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) $2.99

As always, if I missed any great deals - please share!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Homemade Laundry Detergent Update

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, then you may remember my posts about homemade cleaners and homemade laundry detergent back in March. I had been making and using homemade household cleaners for awhile, but the laundry detergent I made was the first batch.

I've been using that same batch of laundry detergent since March and finally had to make a new batch this week! I've really liked how well this recipe has worked in our HE front loading washing machine. I still need to use the occasional spray of Shout and some Oxi-Clean here and there, but I completely expected to have to with two little ones making messes on their clothes. Also, this detergent has caused zero skin issues on my little ones that both have very sensitive skin. The only downside is that it doesn't have very much smell to it, meaning your clothes don't smell dirty, but don't smell the "clean" smell we are all used to with our scented detergents.

I was surprised to see how long the batch of detergent lasted our family. I do on average 6 loads of laundry per week, so to get almost 9 months from one batch of detergent was much longer than I expected this to last us!

One batch of detergent fills 2 and 3/4 Costco bottles of detergent (the bottle pitctured in the original post with the step by step instructions) and I use less than 1/2 cup per load.

I just wanted to remind you that there are ways to save on your everyday necessities.

Have you made your own laundry detergent? If so, what did you think of it?

Vistaprint - FREE Holiday Labels!


Vistaprint currently is offering FREE holiday labels, just pay shipping and processing. These labels are super cute to use on those holiday cards or even as gift tags.

They've got several other great deals going on right now including a FREE flip photo book and a FREE wall calendar so make sure to check those deals out too!

Sprouts Weekly Deals 12/8 - 12/15

Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays so if you are shopping today, make sure to check out these deals that are available through today. Sprouts offers a $.05/bag credit when you bring in your own reusable bags, so don't forget them in the car!

Sprouts is offering their buy a $100 gift card for only $89.99 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you shop at Sprouts frequently, I'd suggest getting in on this deal as it is like getting an additional 10% off all of your purchases!

40% off all Bulk Cut Cheeses
Bulk Walnut Halves and Pieces $3.99/lb.
Bulk Whole Cashews $4.99/lb.

Whole Chicken Legs $.99/lb.
USDA Cross Rib Roast $1.97/lb.
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Tenders $1.97/lb.

Seedless Watermelon $.25/lb.
Red or Green Peppers $.49
Cilantro, Green Onions or Radishes $.49
Cucumbers $.49
Yellow Onions $.49/lb.
Red or Golden Delicious, Cameo, Granny Smith, Fuji, Braeburn, Gala or Jonagold Apples $.49/lb.
Eggplant $.69
Italian Squash $.69/lb.
Navel Oranges $.69/lb.
Hass Avocados $.77
Red Mangoes $.77
Acorn, Butternut or Spaghetti Squash $.77/lb.
Baby Carrots (1 lb. bag) $.99
Organic Gala Apples $.99/lb.
Red or Jewel Yams $.99/lb.
Green Beans $.99/lb.
Hot House Tomatoes $.99/lb.
Organic Bosc Pears (3 lb. bag) $1.99
Organic Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) $1.99
Golden Pineapple $1.99
Blackberries (6 oz.), Raspberies (6 oz.) or Blueberries (4.4 oz.) $1.99
Organic Russet Potatoes (5 lb. bag) $2.50

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Restaurant.com - 80% Off!

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Restaurant.com is currently doing another 80% off sale - woo hoo! Stock up on great inxepensive gifts for those on your list or just get stocked up for yourself to use throughout the year. Just use code JOY to get this great discount!

Use code JOY when checking out now through December 12th to get this deal. This means you can get a $25 gift certificate for as low as $2! Just make sure to read the fine print for each restaurant since they each set their own rules for redemption.

Also, if the restaurant you were hoping to get a certificate for is sold out, you can purchase a generic Restaurant.com gift certificate using the code and then trade it in at a later date for the restaurant you really want! You do all of this online in your account and it is super easy - this is usually what I do so that I don't have to pick a restaurant ahead of time!

Old Navy: Buy One, Get One FREE Sweaters!

Old Navy is having a BOGO sweater sale online, use code ONSWEATER when checking out. I'm not 100% sure if this is valid on all sweaters or not. This sale is good through December 11th.

Shipping is FREE on purchases over $50!

Also, shop through Shop at Home to get an additional 8% back on your purchase.

Hobby Lobby - 40% off Printable Coupon

Head over here to print a 40% off one regular priced item coupon good in-store now through December 11th.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Disney Store: Free shipping with any toy purchase!

If you've got Disney lovers to shop for still then this might be the deal you want to jump on! The Disney Store is offering FREE shipping on your order when you purchase any toy. Use code TOYMANIA when checking out to get this deal.

Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Toy - $10!

Walmart and Amazon both have the Leapfrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet toy pictured above fro only $10! Shipping is FREE with your FREE Amazon Mom membership or a purchase of $25 or more. Walmart ships free to store or is $.97 shipped to your door.

We have an older version of this toy and LOVE it! It has helped teach my son and daughter letters and their sounds - I cannot reccomend this toy enough for the little ones in your life. This is a great price on it too!

Lower Level Mammoth Game Tickets Only $12 each!

Mamapedia just put out a fun new offer! Get a lower level ticket to the February 5th or February 20th Mammoth game for only $12 each! This is such a fun sport to take the whole family to watch - it is faced paced and keeps the little ones entertained as well as the big people in your family!

Go here to sign into or create your Mamapedia account to get in on this deal!

Whole Foods Printable Coupons

Did you know that Whole Foods does printable coupons that are the same ones from The Whole Deal book found in stores? Go here to print any of these great coupons or pick up The Whole Deal book, usually found at the front of the store next time you are in Whole Foods. I love these books as they have tons of useful information and lots of great coupons in them. New ones usually come out every 2 months.

I'm excited about the Kefir coupons - my kids love this stuff and drink it like it is water!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

6 FREE Snickers Nutcracker Singles at Walgreens!

In the Red Plum insert today, we received a $2/3 Mars Holiday product coupon and it says it is good on many items including Snickers Nutcracker singles. Walgreens has these on sale this week $3/1, so if your Walgreens carries these then go and buy 6 of them for $2 and give them the $2/3 coupon and you should snag 6 for FREE!

Some stores may choose to adjust the coupon down instead of allowing overage for you to get 6 for free, which would make it where you can get 3 for FREE if they adjust the coupon down to $1.

If you have more than one coupon then you can really score some candy deals! These would make great stocking stuffers or additions to gift baskets. I think I can already feel me getting heavier just thinking about all of these free Snickers - they are one of my all time favorite candies!!

(Thanks for the heads up, Hip2Save!)

Walgreens Weekly Deals 12/5 - 12/11

Walgreens is starting a new Super Jingle Cash promotion this week that runs through the 18th. Jingle Cash is what they are calling Register Rewards this holiday season and Super Jingle Cash are extra ones you can earn by spending at least $25 (before coupons).

For each $25 you spend before coupons, you will get a $5 Super Jingle Cash reward. There are some details that go along with the Super Jingle Cash promotion that you can read about on the weekly ad. Looks like you cannot spend them until the 12th and there is a maximum of $20 Super Jingle Cash that can be earned per transaction!

Check out this weeks list of Walgreens deals at Hip2Save!