Friday, July 31, 2009

And we're off...

We're leaving this morning for a family vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Joining us will be my parents, my sister and her friend. Since my sister lives in North Carolina, we'll stop there and spend the night. Then, tomorrow morning we'll all head to Myrtle Beach together.

I cannot tell you how much we're all looking forward to this trip. My son can't stop talking about his plans to build sand castles, search for sand crabs and swim in the pool. We will be returning home on Saturday, August 8th. I'm bringing my laptop with me so be sure and check back for deals and pictures.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kraft/Nabisco $55.00 Savings Book with Rebates and Coupons

Check your local grocery stores for this Kraft/Nabisco savings booklet that includes two $20.00 rebates and fifteen $1.00 coupons.

The coupon booklets were located on this cardboard school bus display at Martin's. Anyone else finding these coupon booklets in their local grocery stores?

Target: Clearance Finds

I found two types of Ultra Downey on clearance at Target this evening. I did not purchase them, but wanted to pass the information along to my readers. Check your local stores and be sure to take your coupons with you.

Have you find any good deals on clearance at Target this week? If so, what did you find?

Target: Almost Free Morningstar Products and more

I made a quick trip to Target this evening and purchased the following items:

6 Morningstar Meal Starters ($3.34 each; used six manufacturer coupons for $2.00/1 Morningstar product and three Target coupons for $2.00/2 Morningstar products)

2 packs of gum (.99 cents each)

1 rubber stamp kit ($1.00)

1 ink pad ($1.00)

1 Ocean Animals Set ($1.00)

First, I used a Target coupon for $5.00/$25.00 purchase. Then, I used the six Morningstar manufacturer coupons and the three Target store coupons. Remember that you CAN use manufacturer and store coupons on items at Target. After coupons, my total was $2.02 plus .42 cents sales tax for a grand total of $2.44.

Kraft Promotion: Free Groceries

Purchase $25 worth of Kraft products in one single transaction August 7-23, 2009 and you'll get a $5 catalina plus you can submit your receipt for a $20.00 rebate. Go HERE to read details on this wonderful promotion. Participating stores are: Acme, Albertsons, Biggs, Cub, Farm Fresh, Hornbacher's, Jewel-Osco, Save-a-Lot, Shaws, Shop'n Save and Shoppers. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

Combine with coupons and turn this promotion into a money-maker!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

$2.00/1 Honey Bunches of Oats Printable Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for $2.00/1 Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches. (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom)

When combined with a sale, this coupon should make for free or almost free cereal. Anyone know of a good sale on this type of cereal? If so, please share with us.

.50/2 Jello Printable Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for .50 cents off two boxes of Jello. (Thanks, Money Saving Madness)

When combined with a sale, it's very possible this coupon will get you free Jello. Anyone know where if Jello is on sale at any grocery stores right now? If so, please share.

Food Lion: July 29, 2009 Shopping Trip (Free Glade, Free Rubbing Alcohol and $1.00 Hi-C Juice boxes)

I made a quick stop at Food Lion on my way home from a playdate with my MOPS group. The following purchases were made:

Six Glade Home Fragrance Candles (on sale BOGO; used six $3.00 peelie coupons--making them all FREE)
1 Healthy Accents Rubbing Alcohol (.99 cents; used $1.00 Healthy Accents printable coupon HERE--making it FREE)
1 Hi-C Juice
Box 10 pack (on sale for $2.00; used $1.00/1 Hi-C Food Lion printable coupon HERE--making them $1.00)

Total after coupons was .93 cents plus sales tax.

Food Lion: Printable Coupons (Expire August 11, 2009)

Go HERE to print the Food Lion coupons that I received today. The coupons are:

$2.00 off Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid or Powder (32 loads or larger)
$1.00 off Ruth's Chunky Chicken Salad or Pimento Cheese Spread
$1.00 off any flavor Hi-C 10 pack
$1.00 off Food Lion Oatmeal (Instant or Old Fashion Oats)

The expiration date for the coupons is August 11, 2009.

Food Lion: Free Glade Fragrance Collection Candles

Food Lion has Glade Fragrance Collection Candles on sale Buy One, Get One Free. The small candles are priced at $5.99. If you purchase two candles and use two $3.00 off peelie coupons, you'll get both candles for FREE. If you can't find the peelie coupons, there are $3.00 coupons in the August issue of All You.

The large candles are priced at $8.99. So, you could purchase two of them and pay just $2.99 for both candles.

Arby's: FREE FruiTea with any sandwhich purchase (July 29th only)

If you're out and about today, don't forget to stop by Arby's and get yourself a FREE FruitTea drink with any sandwich purchase. Offer good July 29th only.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

$10.00 Seafood/Steak Rebate Received

Remember my post HERE about the $10.00 Bud Light Seafood/Steak rebate? My rebate check arrived in the mail today. This rebate was submitted on June 26, 2009. One month processing is pretty good! Reminder: No beer purchase was required to receive this rebate in West Virginia.

CVS: July 26, 2009 Shopping Trip

CVS has lots of freebies this week. I headed there on Sunday morning and was happy to find most all of the freebies in stock. The following purchases were made:

2 Composition Books
2 Tot Swingline Staplers
2 pkgs of Pilot Easy Touch Pens
1 Pencil Case
1 Index Card File
2 pkgs of Bic Pens
1 CVS Tampons

Everything purchased was free after extra care bucks! I'm beginning to fall in love with CVS all over again. lol :)

HOT: $1.50/1 Kraft Salad Dressing Printable Coupon

Go HERE to print a coupon for $1.50/1 Kraft Salad Dressing. (Thanks, Money Saving Mom)

You can print two coupons per c
omputer by clicking the back button and refresh (F5). Hurry because these great coupons will reach the print limit quickly. Combining these coupons with a sale will most likely net you some free or really inexpensive salad dressing.

Weis: Catalina Coupon for FREE Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues

Remember my post HERE about the free toilet paper, free paper towels, free ice cream and free apples I scored at Weis on Sunday? I forgot to mention that a catalina coupon printed at the end of the transaction for FREE (up to $2.00) on any one Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues. Something in that transaction caused the printing of this great freebie.

I know others have been purchasing the toilet paper and paper towels. Has anyone else received this catalina coupon? If so, please share and let us know.

Martin's: Reynold's Handi-Vac Bags on Clearance for $1.49

While shopping at Martin's yesterday, I noticed that Reynold Handi-Vac Storage Bags were marked down to $1.49. If you use this vacuum packing system, you may want to purchase some extra bags at this reduced price. You can also use any coupons that are available to reduce the price even further.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Food Lion: Good Deal on 93/7 Lean Ground Beef and How I Freeze Meat

Meat is one of the most expensive parts of my grocery bill. I've been stocking up on meat when it's on sale and freezing extra for use at a later date. Regular price for 93/7 Lean Ground Beef is approximately $3.50-$3.99 per pound. My local Food Lion has value packs (3-4 lbs) on sale for $1.99 per lb. Yesterday, I purchased a package of 3.64 lbs for $7.34 and divided it into three packages. Next, I vaccuum sealed each package to remove the moisture.

Then, I labeled each of the bags with a description of the contents and the date. The bags were placed into the freezer for use in the near future. Above photo was taken after ground beef was completely frozen. Do you purchase extra meat when it's on sale? If so, how do you package it for freezing? If you'd like to print the Martha Stewart freezer labels I used, go to my previous post HERE.

Gold Peak 59 oz. Iced Tea for $1.00

Martin's and Food Lion stores have 59 oz. bottles of Gold Peak Tea on sale for $2.00.

Use the $1.00/1 blinkie coupon found at Martin's right now and get them for $1.00 per bottle. These are located in the refrigerated section--near the orange juice). The blinkie coupons don't expire until September 30, 2009.

Free Sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranate

Go HERE to request a free sample of Total Blueberry Pomegranate. (Thanks, Common Sense with Money)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Weis: Free Paper Towels, Free Toilet Paper, Free Ice Cream and Free Apples

Everything you see pictured above was FREE! The following purchases were made at Weis this evening:

Angel Soft Toilet Paper (on sale for $1.00; used $2.00/2 coupon HERE)
2 Sparkle Paper Towels (on sale for $1.00; above coupon applies to these items)
2 individual packages of apples ($1.00 each; used two $1.00/1 coupons discussed HERE-coupon no longer available)
12 individual cartons of Haagen-Dazs ice cream (on sale for $1.00 each; used twelve $1.00/1 tear pad coupons discussed HERE)

Total was .54 cents for sales tax! :)

Martin's: Free Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar

Martin's has bottles of Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar on sale for .99 cents this week. Use the .50/1 printable coupon HERE (which doubles) and get it for FREE. I recently started using this product in homemade macaroni salad. If anyone won't use this coupon, I would love to have extras.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pet Smart: $5.00 off $10.00 purchase coupon

Pet Smart opened a new store in Martinsburg this week. My family headed there this evening and took our dog Barkley along. Aiden has been talking about taking Barkley to the "doggie store" all week long. Oh what fun we had!

We purchased a large bag of Barkley's dog
food that was on sale for $14.99. Then, we made use of the $5.00 off $10.00 purchase coupon that was in the local newspaper. Final price was $9.99!

Food Lion: Free Healthy Accents Hand Soap

Food Lion has Healthy Accents Liquid Hand Soap on sale for .99 cents. Use the $1.00/1 Healthy Accents (Food Lion printable coupon) HERE and get it for free.

Food Lion: FREE Kellogg's Fiber Drink Mix

Just returned from Food Lion and found a freebie that I wanted to share. Kellogg's All-Bran Fiber Drink Mix was on closeout for $1.99. Use the $2.00/1 home mailer coupon and get it for FREE.

Remember my post HERE about the Fiber Drink Mix sample? I received the $2.00 coupon with the free sample. This product was located in the health and beauty aisle at my local store.

$5.00 Charcoal Rebate (Residents of KY, NC and WV)

I found another rebate while shopping at Food Lion yesterday. Save $5.00 (after mail-in rebate) when you purchase any one bag of Charcoal (9 pounds or greater, minimum $10.00 purchase). The rebate offer is good for residents of KY, NC and WV. Purchase must occur between June 11, 2009 and August 4, 2009. I have extras to share if anyone is interested.

Target: Free Sample Bag from the Pharmacy

A big thanks goes to fellow bargain hunter (Michelle) who notified me of this wonderful freebie. Our local Target pharmacy is giving away bags with the following products to celebrate their Grand Opening:

Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (full size)
Ibuprofen (box of 24 tablets)
Excedrin Extra Strength (6 tablets)
Blink Tears Eye Drops (.06 oz bottle and coupons)
Vaseline Lotion (travel size)
Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion for Face (travel size)
Zone Perfect Fudge Graham Bar (snack size)
Debrox Earwax Removal Aid (two sample treatments and coupon)
Benefiber Stick (sample packet with coupon)

Just go the pharmacy and ask about receiving a sample bag. I also inquired about transferring a prescription and am planning to use the $20.00 Gift Card coupon discussed HERE.

Food Lion: More great store printable coupons

I wanted to be sure and let you know that Food Lion has released four more great printable coupons. The coupons are for:

$1.00 off Food Lion cereal
$1.00 off any Home 360 product (I've been getting free aluminum foil with this coupon)
$1.00 off any Healthy Accents product (I've been getting free peroxide with this coupon)
$2.00 off Food Lion Green Tea

HERE to print the coupons which expire on August 25, 2009.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Food Lion: My .66 cent shopping trip!

This afternoon, I stopped at Food Lion on the way home from taking my son to a local water park. The following purchases were made:

1 can of Chef Boyardee (on sale for $1.00; used $1.00 printable coupon found HERE)
2 small jars of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce ($1.44 each; used coupons discussed HERE)
2 jars of Food Lion Spaghetti Sauce ($1.38 each; used coupons discussed HERE)
1 Healthy Accents Peroxide (.69 cents; used $1.00 Healthy accents FLIP)
1 Home 360 Aluminim Foil Wrap (.99 cents; used $1.00 Home 360 FLIP)

After coupons, my total was .49 cents plus .17 cents sales tax for a grand total of .66 cents!

$20.00 Target Gift Card with NEW or Transferred Prescription

My mother found a great prescription coupon at her doctor's office today and picked up some extras for me. The coupon is for a FREE $20.00 Target Gift Card with purchase of any NEW or transferred prescription. The coupon is good in most states and doesn't expire until October 26, 2009. I imagine these would also work at other pharmacies who honor competitor coupons. I do have extras if anyone is interested. Send an email to me at and we'll work something out!

Food Lion: Spaghetti Sauce for .38 cents per jar

Food Lion Spaghetti Sauce (26 oz.) is priced $1.38 at my local store. Purchase two jars and use the $2.00/2 Food Lion printable coupon HERE and pay just .38 cents each. The printable coupon expires on August 4, 2009.

Food Lion: FREE Ragu Spaghetti Sauce

Food Lion has small jars (14 oz.) of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce for $1.44. Use the following coupons to get them for free:

$1.00/2 manufacturer printable coupon HERE (this coupon is printed in Spanish, but has redemption instructions in English)
$2.00/2 Ragu Food Lion printable store coupon HERE

Purchase two jars and use both coupons. I suggest adding something small to your order to cover the .12 cents overage.

Does anyone have Morningstar Farms Coupons?

I have a favor to ask of my readers. Does anyone have Morningstar Farms coupons they are not planning to use? I'm most interested in the $2.00 manufacturer coupons. If so, please let me know and we'll work out a trade. Thanks so much!

Target: Individual Cups of Velveeta Shells & Cheese for .14 cents

My local Target store has individual cups of Velveeta Shells & Cheese on sale for .89 cents as part of the Grand Opening sale. I purchased six cups and used the following coupons:

2 blinkie (manufacturer) coupons for .75/3 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups
3 store coupons for $1.00/2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Cups

Purchase six cups and your total will be .84 cents (after coupons)--just .14 cents per cup.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Target: Another trip this evening

I made another quick trip to Target this evening. It's so nice having the store less than ten minutes from my house! I purchased the following:

2 bags of Baked Lays (on sale $1.75 per bag; used $1.00/2 Target coupon and $2.00/2 manufacturer tear pad coupon)
1 Kashi single serve cereal ($1.00; used $1.00/1 Target coupon)
5 Smart Ones frozen meals ($1.80 each; used one $1.00/1 Target coupon)
10 individual cups of Haagen-Dazs ice cream ($1.02 each; used ten $1.00/1 tear pad coupons)
1 20 oz. Pepsi ($1.39; no coupon--I got thirsty standing in line)

I also used a $5/$25 Target coupon first. After coupons, my total was $5.09 plus .54 sales tax for a grand total of $5.63. My husband will take the Smart Ones meals to work for lunch next week.

Target: Awesome Shopping Trip

I got some great deals at Target this morning. The following purchases were made:

4 boxes of Kashi Go Lean Crunch
2 boxes of Kashi Trail Mix Bars
2 boxes of Cheez-It crackers
6 individual cups of Velveeta Shells & Cheese
2 boxes of Go-Gurt
2 packages of Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Turkey
1 Cascade Crystal Clear

After coupons, my total was $3.10 plus .60 sales tax for a grand total of $3.70. What an awesome shopping trip!

.75/1 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Printable Coupon

There is a .75/1 printable coupon HERE off I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. (Thanks, Money Saving Madness)

Anyone know the price? I would imagine this would be close to free if you use the coupon at a store that doubles coupons.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Target: Free Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal

Target has Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal on sale for $2.25 as part of the Grand Opening Sale in my area. Use the following two coupons and get the cereal for FREE:

$1.50/1 Kashi cereal printable manufacturer coupon HERE.
$1.00/1 Kashi product Target store coupon (home mailer)

Free Scott Sample Package Arrived Today

Remember my post HERE about the free sample package being offered by Scott? My package arrived in the mail today. What a nice freebie! Has anyone else received their package yet?

Target: Cheez-It Crackers for .50 cents per box

My local Target has Cheez-Its for $1.75 per box as part of the Grand Opening sale. I purchased two boxes and used the following coupons:

Two store coupons for .75 cents off one box of Cheez-It crackers (home mailer coupons)

Manufacturer tear pad coupon for $1.00 off two boxes of Cheez-It crackers

After all three coupons, the total will be $1.00 for two boxes--just .50 cents per box!

Target: Yoplait Go-Gurt for $1.15 per box

My local Target store has Yoplait Go-Gurt on sale for $1.50 as part of the Grand Opening sale. Use the $.35/1 coupon from the July 12, 2009 Smart Source insert and pay just $1.15 per box. My son loves these so I'll be stocking up on them at this price.

Weis: Free Chef Boyardee

Cans of Chef Boyardee will be on sale for $1.00 beginning Thursday, July 23rd. Use the $1.00/1 printable coupon HERE and get them for FREE. The sale will last until Wednesday, July 29th.


Food Lion: Printable Coupons (Expire August 4, 2009)

Go HERE to print the Food Lion coupons that I received this week. The coupons for this week are:

.00 off any one (1) box of Food Lion Brand Cereal

$2.00 off any Starbucks Coffee

$2.00 off two (2) jars of Food Lion pasta sauce

$1.00 off three (3) Food Lion Soda 2-Liters