Monday, October 26, 2009

I bought more pop....

I stopped by Albertsons on my way home...."bought" 9 more 2 Liters of Dr. Pepper (non diet this time for Randy.....)

it cost .45 in tax.

I still have my $2!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Super Soda Deal

So, I left the house this morning to get some papers, and stop into Albertsons.

I left with $5 and came home with $2.....

I bought:

3 packages of Reser's hash browns ($2, minus $1 coupon and 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.
Target has some Hasbro board games on sale for $9 right now, and some of the boxes have a free medium Domino's pizzza that come with them.

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!

Double Coupons!

In the paper today, there are double coupons for Albertsons! For reals, this time.

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

Randy's contribution

How to be frugal: Don't use towels, air dry. Save money and time from washing towels.

(Um, I don't think I can go along with this one. I don't think anyone with more than two inches of hair on their head can go along with this one.)

Missing in Action

Well, I have spent a total of $55 more dollars on groceries this month, but haven't taken any pictures. I didn't get any too great of deals, and pretty much spent most of the grocy budget at the beginning of the month.

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

More at Albertsons, and Walmart and Walgreens

At Albertson's, I bought
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!

At Walmart, I bought 3 Healthy Choice meals for $1.78 a piece. I used 3 $2.00 off coupons from (I used a bunch of computers to print these from, you can only print 2 per computer). This plus the apples was $1.50

At Walgreens, I used a $1 off Halls coupon to get these for free. They also made a $1 RR, so I used that to buy the soup. The cooking soups are Buy one, get one this week with in-ad coupon, so I used that and two $1 off 2 coupons from the internet (not sure if it is still available). I paid .27!!

I spent $11, making my new balance $60.
I bought about $150 worth of stuff today, for only $17 so I feel pretty good about it!

Never Mind.

So, as it turns out, there actually wasn't double coupons today. There was a $10 off of $50 coupon in the A section of the newspaper. I probably won't be using that one. I did, however go to Albertson's anyways. I will probably go again later, I really want some of the Smart Balance cooking oil but the Albertsons I went to didn't have it.

I ended up spending $5.80.

I got:

4 boxes of Hartz Crunch and Clean dog treats $2.50 each (used 4 $2.00 off from the hartz website)
Also Friday I stopped and bought some salad and cream of chicken soup. It was $4.75
The remainder of my budget is : $79

4 2Liters of Diet 7-Up $1.00 each

2 Nestle Cookie Dough $2.50 (used 2 $1.00 off coupons from paper...there are some today)

4 boxes of Ronzoni pasta $1.00 each (used 2 $1.oo of 2 coupons from

1 Schick Quattro Disposable razor $5.00 (used $2.00 off from todays paper)

1 Emerald peanuts $2.00 (used 1 $1.00 off printable coupon)

1 Ovenjoy bread $2.00 (used one .55 off coupon from last weeks paper)

2 Friskies cat treat (used free coupon from paper)

Also $9 came off from the buy $10 get $3 off coupon.

A little friend jumped in the picture!
I stopped Friday and bought salad and some soup. It was $4.75
New Balance is : $71

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Double coupons tomorrow

I just read over at that there should be double coupons tomorrow IN THE ACTUAL NEWSPAPER, so you won't be able to get them in the store, but if you grab a couple of papers tomorrow or happen to find some you can get those. They are usual in section A(the front page).

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

Albertson's sale

So Albertson's has a realy good sale going right now...if you spend $10 on the participating items, you save $3 instantly. I haven't done it yet because I am waiting to see if there will be double coupons this weekend. If so, it will be some super good deals. All of the Albertson's deals are right here

There are tons of coupons that go with the sale which makes all of the deals better :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free Propel!

Yesterday, I was at Safeway, where they had a bazillion .55 off Propel coupons. So, I grabbed some and took them over to Albertson's where Propel was .47.....They marked all the coupons down, and I got 20 free Propel (I paid .87 in tax)!

Propel is .88 at Safeway this week, so with the coupon it would be .33 so still a good deal!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Load your coupons!

Today is the perfect day for you to go to and enter your Safeway club card. They put the coupons up in cycles. If you go and load coupons today, you can load more tomorrow! Then, if you buy something that you have 2 coupons loaded for, they will both come off when you make your purchase!

Go do it!

Where to use your $3 off Snuggle coupons

So yesterday I said that Target has the snuggle on sale for $3.99. However, in my adventures yesterday I noticed it many other places for the same price.

Fred Meyer
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.

Albertsons....w/o a picture

So, the other night when I went to the baseball game with Jenn, Randy made that 8 pound ham. We had a TON left over. So I headed back to the store to get the stuff to make some potato ham soup (which was awesome for my first attempt at homeade soup!)

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

Target and Fred Meyer

I may have already said this, but Sundays during football season tend to be a big snore fest for me, hence the grocery shopping.

I was already at Target looking for a backpack for Naomi, so I did the Mott's apple juice deal. It was $8.75, and then I got back a $5 gift card which I used to buy the stuff for her that I was already going to get anyways! So, I spent $3.75

Then, at Fred Meyer I first bought another Glade Sense and Spray to see if the catalina was still working, which it wasn't. So that was a wasted .92

Next, I bought 4 packages of Land O Frost lunchmeat. It is 2 for $3 with the FM extra savings book (in the front of the store). They had .45 off stickers on them, so it was $4.20 for the four.

1 loaf of Country Oven bread $1.25
2 Taco mix $1.00
1 Mission Tortilla $1.99 (I was going to make tacos last night, but didn't!)
2.5 pounds Fuji Apples 1.75
3 bottles of Nature's Source cleaner 2.50 a piece. They had had $1 off on them. I will send my reciept in for a $5 rebate, which I will post later. As soon as I mail it, I am going to post $5 back to my budget this month
2 Cottage Cheese $2.00
1 Sour Cream $1.00 (I am glad I bought these because I am going to use the rest of our ham to make Mac and Cheese tonight!)
I spent $19, so my new balance is $89

Sunday, October 4, 2009

More good deals at Fred Meyer

Just like Target, I will probably be stopping by Fred Meyer today......

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)

Everything Else-

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

Avacados .69

Squash, Green Peppers, Cucumbers .50

16 oz cottage cheese or sour cream (FM brand) .99

FM cream cheese $1.00 (you can freeze this)

Good deals at Target this week

Target has a few good deals -

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 (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, and .50 off (Target coupon) from
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 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
to pay around .25 a jar

Jenn, I feel like this week at Target was made for you!

Shopping at Safeway really irked me.

I went to Safeway yesterday morning, and I was just picking up a few things (mostly stuff Randy wanted for oatmeal). However, I saw a bunch of stuff marked down so I came home and gathered some coupons together, but the store was being difficult so I didn't really get everything. Lame. (P.S., apparently Safeway will not take a coupon over what the price is...even though they have before. And they will not lower the coupon so you can get the item. You are just SOL.)

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

Safway-no picture. Whoops.

So I stopped by Safeway yesterday, but didn't get a picture....I was too busy getting ready for the Mariner's game! (thanks Jenn :)

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!