Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I left with $5 and came home with $2.....
3 packages of Reser's hash browns ($2, minus $1 coupon and double...coupon not available anymore)
2 Tony's Pizzas ($1.79 minus $1/2 and double)
16 2 Liters of Sierra Mist and Dr. Pepper
All of this was at Albertsons...I also used a $2 coupon from doing a customer service survey (they print on the bottom of your reciept)
The pop deal is this (and I saw it at more than one Albertsons)
2 Liters are $1. They have coupons on the Sierra Mist for .50 off, and Dr. Pepper for .55 off. If you double them, they are free! I am definately going back tomorrow or Tuesday for more, if I can find somewhere to put it.
I also stopped into Safeway and got a box of Wheat Thins for $1.47, and a Deli Creations sandwhich marked down to .79. I used a $2 off Wheat Thins coupon from Kraft First Taste (its a website you have to sign up for).
I spent $6 yesterday on some stuff from Fred Meyer that is not on sale anymore, so I won't bore you with it.
I am negative $3 on my budget now. I should send off that rebate so I won't be negative.
Go here to print coupons for $5 off Hasbro games. I see that Connect Four is on the list and has a coupon.
You could probably save the coupons though, because with Shopping season here, there should be some really great sales on things!
They are on a shiny sheet of Albertsons ad. I am going to go get mine now! I saw at the Albertsons by me last night they had a bunch of Dr Pepper and Sierra Mist 2 Liters with .50 and.55 cent coupons on them, and they are only $1 so they should be free! I am going to stop in to see if they are still there!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I am hoping that double coupons will pop up in tomorrow's paper....if so I will go get some good deals!
I still haven't sent in my rebate for the cleaner. I am so bad with rebates that I rarely bother, but I really should.
Hopefully I will have more to report tomorrow!
My new balance, minus the $55 is $5!!
Good thing we don't need anything else this month!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
5 more boxes of Crunch and Clean (again multiple computers)
1 box of Milkbone (with free coupon from the Crunch and Clean)
2 bottles of Smart Balance Oil, $5.00 (minus $1 off 2 Internet coupon)
3 Emerald Nuts $6.00 (minus 3 $1 Internet coupons)
2 Quaker Oats $400 (minus $1.25 off 2 from paper)
1 Colgate toothpaste $2.50 (minus $1 Internet coupon)
4 2L A&W and 7-Up
The Quaker was part of another promo, but I didn't want to buy 10 items, so I just bought the 2. These are usually $5 a piece, so I still got a great deal!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Good luck! I will definately be taking mine to do the promo. I know a ton of the stuff will probably be gone, but I can still hope!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
There are tons of coupons that go with the sale which makes all of the deals better :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Go do it!
Albertsons (I also saw some liquid Snuggle on clearance for $3.74)
I also read that WalMart has it for $3.75. I don't remember where I read that, though.
If you don't need the fabric softener, you can probably hold the coupon and get it for free if it goes on a better sale.
I had to buy
2 cans of cream of celery soup $1.39 each..I used a $1/2 coupon and a double coupon so .39 each
.89 worth of celery
1 lb of shredded cheese $3 (also for my Mac and Cheese tonight!)
4 20 oz. Diet Coke. It was $2.50 for two, but you got a free King Sized Hershey's. They had coupons for a dollar when you buy the two which I doubled. It was $1 for 4 Diet Cokes and 2 King Size candies
1 carton of Buttermilk .99
I spent $7
New Balance $82
Sunday, October 4, 2009
They have a few things I want to pick up. Also, they almost always have awesome produce deals. If you need to buy something with no coupon, thier everyday prices are the best!
Weekly Ad Coupons:
Kraft Mac and Cheese .50 a box
Fred Meyer bagels $1.00
Bar S Bacon $2.00
Country oven or Vita bee bread $1.25 (this is a really good price for good bread. Last month, I bought six loaves when they were on sale for a dollar, and it lasted all month-thanks to the freezer)
Dannon Danimals or light and fit 6 pack $1.88
Use $1.00 from 8/30 newspaper or today's newspaper
Pay .88 ( I will not use my coupons for this if any one wants them)
Barilla pasta $1.00
Use $1 off 2 from 8/23 newspaper
pay .50 a piece
Fuji apples .68/lb
1 lb organic carrots $1.00
Squash, Green Peppers, Cucumbers .50
16 oz cottage cheese or sour cream (FM brand) .99
FM cream cheese $1.00 (you can freeze this)
Buy 5 Mott's apple juice (64 oz) or apple sauce and get a $5 gift card. So, if you buy 5, you will pay .75 a piece if you factor in the gift card. If you want more, you could use the gift card to buy more. I will probably do this since we are already going to Target today and I am out of juice!
Right Guard $1.99 there are $1/2 coupons for an August paper, or $1 off fast break atrightguard.com (right Jenn? now you can stock up!) The fast break might not be included though. I will check when I go today!
Quaker granola bars are $2
use $1/2 from redplum.com, and .50 off (Target coupon) from organicgrocerydeals.com
pay $1 a box
Snuggle Fabric softener or dryer sheets $3.99
There MIGHT be a $3 off coupon in todays paper...again I am checking. $.99 is a great price!
Axe Shower Gel is $3.29
use $1.50 off from smartsource.com and it is $1.79
Skippy peanut butter is priced around $2.00
use .75 off from todays paper and 1.00 off (Target coupon) from organicgrocerydeals.com
to pay around .25 a jar
Jenn, I feel like this week at Target was made for you!
So first I bought:
Raisins (for the oatmeal) $2.50
2 Gallons Milk $3.98 (they are $2.99 each, or $1.99 if you buy 2....)
5.5 lbs hamburger $8.00 (it is $1.49 a pound through today!!)
1 Kraft singles $1.49 (minus 2 $1.00 e-coupons, so -.49!)
6 More boxes Kleenex $2.97 (minus .50)
1 loaf bread .99
8 pack of Energizer batteries $4.99 (minus $1.00 e-coupon)
paid $20 (used my $3 catalina but got another)
Then, I bought 3 more Kleenex and a Covergirl face makeup on clearance for $1.79. I forgot to give the .50 off coupon, so I paid $1.76 and got another $3 catalina
Then, I bought 4 bottles of Lysol toilet cleaner. It is $1.50 a piece right now if you buy 4. Since it is usually almost $4 for one, I decided to stock up. I used 3 $.75 off coupons from the paper, and I got a canister of Clorox wipes which I had a free coupon for. That took off $3.69 instead of $3.00, so I used my $3 catalina and paid somewhere around .50
I spent a total of $23 (whole dollars)
So I have $108 left for the month!
Friday, October 2, 2009
First I bought 7 more Joint Juice, which I used my $5 off coupon from last time, and the $3 catalina from the Kleenex so I paid $3.50
I got a new $10 catalina and used it to buy 2 steaks, a pack of chicken leg quarters, 3 more boxes of Kleenex, a case of water and my .25 cent artisan bread (from the facebook coupon). I paid a little over a dollar and got another $3 catalina.
So I paid $5.
My budget for this month is $160 for all food and toiletries.
So far I have spent $29, so I have $131 left!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Just type in what you are looking for, and if there are coupons out there for it, they will probably come up.
Not every coupon is there, because people enter them so some might get missed. I usually find what I want, though!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Propel .47 (no coupon, but really good price if you like it)
Wonder bread $1.67
use the .55 off from the 8/30 coupons
or .55 off from coupons.com
Totino's pizza rolls $1.00
use the .35 off coupon from the 9/13 paper
General Mills Promotion- Save $3 when you buy 4 items:
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - $2.50
use .40 off from coupons.com
or .50/2 or .40 off from 9/13 coupons
Fiber One Bars $2.50
use .40 off from 9/13 coupons
General Mills Cereal $2.50
use $1/3 from 9/13 coupons
Nature Valley Granola Bars $2.50
use .40/1 from 9/13 coupons
there is also .55 off Trix and .40 off Nature Valley here
If you buy 4, each tem will be $1.75 minus whatever coupons you have.
Nabisco/Planters Promo. Also save $3 when you buy 4 items (minus .75 a piece):
$1 off from 7/12 coupons
or Free Crackerfuls when you buy Ritz from 8/23 coupons
Ritz Crackers $2.50
.75/2 from 8/23 coupons
Wheat Thins $2.50
.75/2 from 8/23 coupons
or $1 off here
.75/2 from 8/23 coupons
Planters Peanuts $2.50
These are the best deals. You can see ALL of the deals at Pinching your Pennies here
You have to do it with a $10 purchase (the $10 is before coupons though, so you can still spend very little)
Also, I figured out how to hyperlink!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
And then today. Oh Sunday. Everyone I know loves football season, but Sundays in the fall happen to be the bane of my existance. The good tv? taken. The computer? taken. So luckily I have my new hobby, and I also get a lot of books read.
So today, I went to Albertsons and Walgreens. The deals I did at Albertsons are good until Tuesday, and Walgreens is good until next Saturday.
First I bought 2 MORE boxes of Special K crackers (which I'm sure I will take to my mom later), I used 2 more Special K coupons (I generally cheat when there is a coupon I want - I go print them at my dad's shop where there are three computers, plus mine, so I can get lots of copies)
1 box of Rice Krispies (I used a free coupon from the mail)
5 boxes of Keebler cookies ($1 off of each using the link below)
I also had a coupon for free milk when you buy 2 Keebler cookies
It was $1.842nd at Albertsons:
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Safeway is having a buy one get one free sale on cleaning products, so I will be gathering my coupons and will go next Tuesday probably because thats when my weekly budget will reset! (more on that later....) Glade refills are part of it and I need some so I will for sure grab some of those.
Albertsons has double coupons all week (they are in the weekly ad. You can use three at a time and double up to a dollar per coupon. Lots of free stuff!) This is how I got the soup. They also have progresso vegetable soup for $1. I might get some but soup should be on really good sale for the next couple of months. Also, I am going to get some stuff from the promotion this week. Buy 10 keebler or kelloggs items and save
$10, so they are $1.50 a piece. It includes Special K crackers, Nutri Grain bars, Keebler cookies and crackers and various cereal. Here are some links for coupons:
$1 off Special K crackers (my mom's favorite)
Nutri Grain bars, Cinnabon bars and Keebler crackers:
and of course the cookie link......
At Safeway I bought
1 Warm Delights - $1.76 but I had a .50 coupon and $2.00 in e-coupons came off
2 Bisquick biscuits (the right kind this time!) $4.58 I had a $1.00 coupons and $2.00 in e-coupons came off
2 Ultimate brownie mix $4.00 I had a .75 coupon and 1.50 in e-coupons came off
It was $1.62 (all the coupons I used were from coupons.com
At Albertsons I bought
1 2 Liter of pop $1
1 bag of popsicles for my sore throat $1.76
1 gallon of milk $1.99
4 Soup at hand $4.00 with 2 $1.00 coupons and two double coupons, so free
1 Healthy Choice meal $2.00 with a $2.00 off coupon from healthychoice.com
8 pack of Soap for Randy....apparently the pomagranite body wash was doing nothing for him. Anyway, it was on clearance for $3.76
I used $8.00 in Albertson's catalinas (store coupons) and paid $.54
On another note if you shop at Safeway, you should definately be using e-coupons because you can use them with a paper coupon together, and also because if you have more than one on there for the same thing, they all work, so you can get free stuff!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is how it all started.....
Last April, I was laid up for a week in bed (actually the couch to be accurate - I wasn't exactly in a desireable postion to be wanted by others). I completely ran out of things to do on the internet, and had exhausted the DVR and somehow I came across a couponing blog. It wasn't a very good one, but it had a link to one of the blogs that is now one of my favorites (http://jane4girls800dollarannualbudget.blogspot.com/) . She only spends $800 a year on groceries. And pet food. And eating out. And toiletries. My mind was completely blown. Anyone who knows me knows I am one of the cheapest biatches you will ever meet and $800 might have lasted me 2 months. I used to always shop at Grocery Outlet (or as Randy lovingly called it, expired food store) and only went to the grocery store for produce, meat and dairy.
Now I had all of this crazy coupon stuff to read about. And I did....for days. I didn't have much else going on!!
So I started, and haven't looked back....I have saved a bundle and the real miracle of it is that I have enough food on hand here to last weeks. Before I could barely stock enough for a few days.
I have read the coupon blogs diligently over the past few months, and I have to tell you. There are some major differences between me and the other nice ladies who write coupon blogs. I am nat a stay at home mom. I neither stay home, or am a mom. So, I work my full time job (9 months a year) and get the good deals after work and on the weekends.
Since I do have a full time job, I won't be posting things that are interesting to everyone, probably just the really good stuff. Or the stuff that is interesting to me. I know, narcissism. But whatever.