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, February 19, 2011

Coupons Tomorrow...

Looks like we are scheduled to only get one RedPlum insert this week (this is my crying!). You can head over to the Sunday Coupon Preview to get a heads up on what we may receive. Some of the coupons and amounts are regional so we may vary slightly from this list!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Reminder - It's Mega Swag Buck Friday!

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!

If you aren't Swagging yet, what are you waiting for? It's not too late to start earning gift cards and other prizes!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

King Soopers Weekly Deals 2/16 - 2/22

King Soopers started another promotion this week where you buy 10 participating items and get $3 off instantly and get a $3 catalina good toward your next purchase. I am loving all of these promotions they have been having lately, how about you?

Daytona Event Items: (I am assuming you are purchasing in increments of 10 but am only calculating the savings of the $3 you instantly save. The $3 catalina you will receive when you buy 10 items is not factored into the prices below. I always figure that amount saved when I spend the catalina, except for RRs!)
Chef Boyardee Pasta (7.5 oz. cup or 14.5-15 oz. can) $.69
Use $.35/3 from the 1/2 SS, you must buy 3 to use this coupon
Cost = $.46 each, when you buy 3

Totino’s Pizza Rolls (15 ct.) or Totino’s Party Pizza (9.8-10.9 oz.) $.99
Use $.75/2 printable or $.40/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost= as low as $.49

Pillsbury Grand Biscuits (8 ct.) $.99
Use $.30/2 printable here or here, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.69 each, when you buy 2

Ragu Pasta Sauce (16-26.3 oz.) $1.25
Use $.75/2 from the 1/30 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $.75 each, when you buy 2

Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Chowder (15.2-19 oz.) $1.29
Use $1/2 or $.50/2 printable or $1/2 from the 2/6 SS, you must buy 2 to use these coupons
Cost = $.79 each, when you buy 2

Juicy Juice 100% Juice (4-8 ct.) $1.89
Use $1/1 printable or $.50/1 printable
Cost = $.89

Country Crock (45 oz.) $2.19
Use $.40/1 printable here and here
Cost = $1.39

Pillsbury Ready To Bake Cookies (14-16 oz.) $2.45
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $1.45

Ritz Crackers (7.5-16 oz.) $2.19
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.69 each, when you buy 2

Pop-Tarts (12 ct.) $2.47
Use $1/2 from the 2/6 RP, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $1.97 each, when you buy 2

Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Popcorn (2-4 ct.) $2.59
Use $1/2 from the 2/6 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.09 each, when you buy 2

General Mills Cereal $2.69
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.19 each, when you buy 2

Windex (26 oz.) $2.69
Use $1/2 from the 1/9 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.19 each, when you buy 2

Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner (22oz) $2.69
Use $1/2 from the 1/9 SS, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.19 each, when you buy 2

Oreo Cookies (15.2-18 oz.) $2.80
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $2.30

Best Foods or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (30 oz.) $2.99
Use $.25/1 from the 1/30 RP
Cost = $2.49

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (5 pack) $3.69
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $2.69

Marie Callender’s Bake (24-31 oz.) $4.19
Use $1/1 from the 2/6 SS
Cost = $3.19

Lloyd’s BBQ (18 oz.) $4.19
Use $.75/1 from the 1/30 SS
Cost = $3.19

Velveeta (32 oz.) $4.68
Use $1/1 printable
Cost = $3.68

Bounce Fabric Softener (100-120 ct. sheets) or Downy Fabric Softener Liquid (41-51 oz.) $4.69
Use $.50/1 or $.25/1 from the 1/30 PG
Cost = as low as $3.69

Huggies Wipes (184-216 ct.) $5.70
Use $.50/1 from the 1/23 SS
Cost= $4.70

Scott Bathroom Tissue 12 Rolls $6.69
Use $1/1 from the 2/13 SS
Cost = $5.69

Bounty Paper Towels (6 big or 8 regular rolls) $6.99
Use $.25/1 from the 1/30 PG
Cost = $6.49

Other Grocery Deals:
Colgate Toothpaste (6.4 oz.) $.98
Use $.75/1 from the 1/30 SS
Cost = FREE!

Dannon Yogurt (4-6 ct. or 24-32 oz.) $1.88
Use $1/1 or $.50/1 from the 1/23 SS
Cost = $.88

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Beverage (half gallon) $2.79
Use $.55/1 from the 1/30 SS
Cost = $1.79

Boulder Canyon Potato Chips (5 oz. bag) $1

80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.
USDA Choice Boneless London Broil $3.99/lb.
Boneless Half Beef Ribeye $5.99/lb.

Organic Mini Peeled Carrots (16 oz. bag) $1
Large Mangos $1
Red Seedless Grapes $1/lb.
Anjou Pears $1/lb.
Organic Navel Oranges $1/lb.

If I missed any great deals, please share!

Cellfire Promotion Today!

Sometime today before 7 pm, make sure to log into your Cellfire account as they are having another promtion where you can instantly win coupons ranging from $.55 - $2!

Go here to log into your account to see if you are an instant winner. While you are there make sure to check out all the great coupons you can load to your King Soopers card!

Sprouts Weekly Deals 2/16 - 2/23

A great deal on Kettle potato chips at Sprouts this week. There also seems to be some pretty good organic produce prices too! Don't forget your reusable bags in the car, as Sprouts gives a $.05/bag credit! If I missed any great deals, let me know!

Kettle Potato Chips (5 oz.) $1.50
Use $1/1 from the 1/30 RP
Cost = $.50

Think Thin Bars (1.41-2.1 oz.) $1.50
Use $.50/1 printable
Cost = $1

Yogi Granola Crisp (10.4 oz.) $3.99
Use $1/2 printable, you must buy 2 to use this coupon
Cost = $3.49 each, when you buy 2

Hot Pepper Jack cheese $2.99/lb.
Bulk Raw Almonds $3.99/lb.

Stuffed Clams or Shrimp Skewers $.99 each
Bone-In Split Chicken Breasts $.99/lb.

Mangos $.49
Navel Oranges $.49/lb.
Hass Avocados $.88
Organic Carrots (1 lb. bag) $.88
Pinova Apples $.88/lb.
Red or Green Seedless Grapes $.97/lb.
Organic Braeburn or Fuji Apples $.99/lb.
Organic Mangos $1.25
Organic Hass Avocados $1.25
Russet Potatoes (5 lb. bag) $1.50
Organic Yellow Onions (3 lb. bag) $2.50
Organic Russet Potatoes (5 lb. bag) $2.50

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Welcome CW2 Daybreak Viewers!

Welcome! I wanted to recap what we talked about on the segment this morning to help you start slashing your grocery budget!

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

Step 1 requires a change of thought and behavior in your shopping. Instead of deciding what you are going to have to eat and then going shopping for the items, I am challenging you to sit down with the weekly sales flyers of your local grocery store and plan your menu around what is on sale! Meal planning around store sales is the first step to saving money on your grocery bill! It may mean that you really want steak for dinner, but that chicken is on a great sale so you plan on eating chicken instead. See more information on Meal Planning here.

The second step to saving money on your grocery bill is to start using coupons. Pairing coupons with sales is a way to get items at their rock bottom prices, sometimes meaning you can get them for FREE or better than FREE! Using coupons doesn't have to be overwhelming or take up lots of your time. Head over here to learn how to start using coupons effectively to save the most money possible!

The final step to saving big at the grocery store is to stock up when prices are at rock bottom. Go here for more information on this critical step!

Once you've read through these posts, you are now ready to tackle the challenge of slashing your grocery budget! Since I've incorporated these strategies into how I shop, I've started saving an average of 65% from my grocery budget! That is money I now spend having fun. If you have questions after reading everything, please don't hesitate to contact me at thriftymomincolorado@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A couple of money making websites...

Many readers have expressed an interest in wanting to learn ways to make some extra money online. I have a couple of websites to share with you. You won't become a millionaire with these sites but can do some surveys or read emails to make some extra money. I've talked about having an extra email address for signing up for things like this so that your regular email doesn't get inundated with offers and emails. I use a gmail account that I have set up specifically for freebies, survey sites and other miscellaneous things I sign up for.

The first website is Panda Research. They are a paid survey site that offers between $3 to $75 for every survey and offers completed. Receive coupons, discounts, gifts, rewards and giveaways, targeted to your specific needs based on how you answer the surveys. I used to do tons of surveys with this website and never had an issue getting paid. It is one of the higher paying survey websites and is completely legitimate!

Go here to sign up completely free and get started.

The second website is called Inbox Pays. They give you a $5 bonus just for signing up and then you will receive invitations to take surveys, signup for trials and services, join clubs, sample products, go shopping at branded stores and get paid for it all. Go here to sign up for free and get your $5 bonus!

Also, if you haven't sign up with Swagbucks yet, then I'd highly consider doing so. I paid for almost all of our Christmas last year with the gift cards I earned from them. Go here to read my previous post on Swagbucks or here to get started!

40% off one item at Gap on Wednesday, February 16th!

If you are planning on doing some shopping tomorrow, then head over here to print out a coupon good for 40% off one regular priced item at Gap! This coupon is good in-stores only.

If you are a Gap card holder, then you will receive 45% off - woo hoo I love these deals!

Diapers for only $2.50 per pack!

I know I didn't post any of the Walgreens deals this week since I wasn't feeling well, but I felt that this deal is worth a special post for those of you with little ones in diapers!

Walgreens has their Jumbo pack Walgreens brand diapers on sale this week buy one, get one free. They are regularly $8.99 per pack.

Ask at the pharmacy counter for the "Infant Care" booklet and if they have it, you can snag jumbo packs of diapers for only $2.50 each! Here's how...

Buy any 2 (or in any increment of 2) jumbo packs of diapers = 2 x $8.99 = $17.98
The register will automatically take off the BOGO discount = - $8.99
Give the cashier the $2/1 coupon from the Infant Care book = - $4 - It will automatically deduct for the number of packages you buy, so for this example it will deduct $4 with only 1 coupon
Final Cost = $4.99 for 2 packs of diapers or $2.50 per pack!!

These aren't the small packs of diapers either, the Size 1 had 50 diapers in it! Even if you don't have little ones in diapers, this would be a great item to pick up and drop off at your local shelter or food bank - they can never have enough diapers!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Don't forget...

that you can snag a FREE Redbox movie rental today, using code BEMINE. Snuggle up with your sweetie and watch a good movie tonight!

Qdoba - BOGO Burritos if you smooch someone today!

Qdoba is offering buy one, get one free burritos if you kiss your loved one (or anyone for that matter) while getting your burrito today! No need for a coupon, just show up ready for some smooching and burritos!

Pre-order Bambi Blu-Ray combo pack for only $12.79!

Barnes & Noble is offering up a pre-order (release date of 3/1/11) of the Bambi Diamond Edition Blu-Ray combo pack right now for $22.79. Use code W3U3X4T to get an additional $10 off making it $12.79! If you are a Barnes & Noble member then shipping is FREE, if you are not a member then shipping is $2.98 unless you spend $25 or more. This is a great deal for a Blu-Ray combo pack!

Think ahead, would your little one love this as a gift for an upcoming event? This could also make a fun addition to an Easter basket!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Walgreens Weekly Deals 2/13 - 2/19

For what seems link the millionth time this winter, I am sick yet again so I probably won't get to posting many deals today! Here is a link (thanks Hip2Save) to the weekly deals at Walgreens! Looks like there are some great deals this week.

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, go here, here and here for more information about shopping at Walgreens.