Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fourth Pass - HT Triples 3-28-10

Spent $32.12 and saved $60.49

Today's coupons led to some additional deals! Plus I had a few left over from before. If I don't say where the cpn is from, you can find in in Sue Stock's database. Just click on the link to the left for her blog and it's right on there. Too lazy to look it up tonight (sorry!)

Best deal - Ok, I'll admit it. I have a cereal problem. But this was awesome and I couldn't pass it up. Frosted Mini-wheats Little Bites cereal. It was on sale BOGO. Plus I had a personal eVIC special that made it $2.29 (limit 2) instead of the usual $3.49. I had a $2 off two boxes coupon from today's paper plus a $1 off 2 boxes catalina coupon from yesterday's store visit. So, I got all 4 boxes for $1.58 (it took me a minute to figure out the math on that one). So then, another catalina coupon printed out at the register for a free gallon of milk. Essentially, I spent 40 cents per box and got a free gallon of milk! But now, I have WAY too many boxes of cereal. I need to figure out a way to make rice-crispies style treats with some of them.

So, in addition to that, here are some other great deals:

Trident Layers gum (I finally got it! They had some left at the HT on Garrett Rd.) - orig. 1.55, 75 cent cpn x3 = FREE

Lipton Tea Bags (16 ct) - orig. 1.35 - cpn for 50 cents off in today's paper x3 = FREE

Wishbone Salad dressing - orig. 2.99 - cpn for 75 cents off in today's paper x3 = 75 cents (although I could have gotten the smaller bottle for FREE)

Hellman's Mayonnaise - orig. 4.95, sale BOGO (so 2.47 for one) - cpn for 60 cents off in today's paper x3= 67 cents

Betty Crocker mini Warm Delights - orig. 2.55 - cpn for 75 cents off in today's paper x3 = 30 cents - OR printable cpns for 50 cents off x3 = $1.05 - OR 75 cents off 2 cpns inside the packaging x3 = $1.43 each

Dunkin Hines Frosting - orig. 1.45, sale 1.05 - cpn for 55 cents off 2 in today's paper = 50 cents each (saving up for K's birthday cupcakes!)

Ready Whip - orig. 2.79 - no sale but there was a 50 cents off cpn and we have tons of strawberries so I bought some for 1.29

Yoplait Greek Yogurt - 1.19 - cpn for 30 cents off in today's paper x3 = 30 cents

eggland's best eggs - 2.79 - cpn for 35 cents off x3 = 1.74 (need them for easter egg dye-ing)

Paper Cupcake cups - 1.19 - cpn for 25 cents off 2 x3 = 82 cents each (again, cupcake theme)

Jimmy Dean - orig. 3, sale 2.70 - cpn for 75 cents off x3 = 45 cents (I got the lite turkey sausage one)

Colgate advance clean toothpaste - orig. 3.39, sale 2.50 - 75 cents off cpn in today's paper x3 = 25 cents (I know, I have a ton of toothpaste, but I have a worth charity I've been giving it to. Plus, the sale amount before coupon is the amount that counts toward the "healthy smile points" thing they're doing. If you get 40 points before June, you get a catalina for $5 off your next order. All that free toothpaste I got during super doubles got me close. This added 2.5 more points. Just need to "spend" 50 cents more even if I get the next item free with a coupon, and I'll get the catalina, which I will probably have spent a total of about $1 for. sweet!)

Pillsbury cresent rolls, cinnamon rolls, and breadsticks - orig. 2.09 to 2.49 each - sale 3 for $5 or 1.67 each. tons of cpns out there including in todays paper for 40 cents off 2. x3 that makes them 1.06 each. Plus, if you buy 6 you get a catalina print out for $4 off your next order. so technically they are about 40 cents each.

I thought about using the 60 cent cpn off Skippy peanut butter, but it was not on sale. When it goes on sale, that coupon will double anyway and it will be cheaper. These are good things to think about when deciding whether or not to use a coupon. I try not to pay more than $1 for a jar of peanut butter if I can help it.

Also, from yesterday:

Rold Gold Pretzels - orig. 2.99, sale 2.50 - cpn for 55 cents off x3 = 85 cents

Windex - orig. 3.69, sale. 2.99 - cpn for 55 cents off (and winetage or peelie cpns for 55 cents off) x3 = $1.34

Ziploc bags - 2.49 - cpns for 55 cents off = 84 cents per box

Dixie Light brown sugar - 2.25, sale 2.05 - cpn for 50 cents off x3= 55 cents

Dixie granulated sugar - 2.95, sale 2.50 - cpn for 50 cents off x3= $1

Farm Rich Mozzerella bites - 7.59, sale 4.99 - cpn 75 cents off x3 = 2.74

Bridgeford Bread dough - orig. 2.99 - printable cpns for 55 cents off x3 = $1.34 each (great to make pepperoni bread)

International Delight liquid creamer - 1.99 - cpn for 55 cents off x3 = 34 cents

Lysol Cling clips (toilet cleaner things you hang on the bowl) - orig. 2.99 - sale 2.50 - cpns from the "winetags" on the Lysol bottles for 75 cents off x3 = 25 cents each

Sue says there are more than 300 coupons expiring this Wednesday so check your binders/organizers for anything you might want to use before then. But don't use a coupon just because you have it and it's expiring. There are bound to be more!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Third Pass - HT Triples 3/27/10

Ok, today I spent $49 and saved $68 (losing steam I guess) :-)

Too tired right now to post all the deals from today but one big one was the Pillsbury deal. A bunch of the Pillsbury refrigerated bread doughs (you know, Cresent Rolls, Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls) are on sale and there are always a ton of coupons both in the inserts and printables. The thing that makes these such a great deal today is the OYNO coupons you get when you buy. I bought 5 of them and got a $3 off your next order catalina coupon at checkout. I think you can get $4 off if you buy 6 or more.

There are some new cpns coming out in the paper tomorrow so I'll be making at least one more trip. So far this time around I've spent about $90 and saved about $203.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Second Pass - HT triple coupons 3-26-10

I spent $33 and saved $94.63 = 73% savings!

Triples deals:

Huggies Natural Care wipes - orig. 3.99 - sale 3.19 - printable cpn 75 cents x3 = 94 cents

Kashi Go Lean Crisp cereal - orig. 3.99 - personal eVIC special 2.29 - peelie cpn for $1 off Kashi cereal = $1.29

Quaker True Delights granola bars - orig. 2.99 - 75 cent cpn in 2/14 Red Plum x3 = .74 cents

Kelloggs Fiber Plus bars - 3.29 - 75 cent cpn in 1/31 Red Plum x3 = $1.04

Special K Fruit Crisp bars - 3.19 - 75 cent cpn in 2/21 Red Plum x3 = 94 cents

Sunmaid Organic Raisins (6 boxes) - orig. 2.49 - sale $2 - 55 cent peelie cpn x3 = 35 cents

2 - 6oz cans Carnation Evap. Milk - orig. $0.69 - 50 cent cpn in 3/21 Red Plum x3 = FREE

Mentos Gum (near the checkout) - orig. 1.49, sale .99 - 55 cent cpn in 2/21 Smart Source x3 = FREE

Nature's Own Thin Bagels - orig. 2.99 - sale 2.69 - 75 cent printable cpn x3 = 44 cents

Nature's Own Honey Wheat bread - orig. 2.79 - sale 1.99 - 75 cent printable cpn x3(it says it's for the Nature's Own premium bread but it actually works for the regular bread too) = FREE

McCain frozen potato Baby Cakes (or smiles or sweet potato fries) - orig. 3.35 - sale 3.00 - 75 cent cpn in 2/28 Smart Source x3 = 75 cents

Yoplait Greek Yogurt - orig. $1.19 per cup - printable cpns for 30 cents off x3 = .29 cents each

Shamrock 2% milk (12oz) - orig. 1.25 - 50 cent off in 3/7 Smart Source x 3 = FREE

Coffeemate (liquid 15 oz) - orig. $2 - printable 75 cent cpn on the coffeemate website x 3 = FREE

Oscar Meyer Bacon - orig. 5.49 - sale $4 - 75 cent cpn in 3/21 Smart Source x3 = $1.75

2 pkgs Ball Park Franks - orig. 2.99 - personal eVIC special price 99 cents each (limit 2) - cpn for 75 cents off 2 in 3/14 Red Plum x3 = FREE

Lysol multipurpose cleaner - orig. 2.99 - sale BOGO (so $1.49 for 1) cpn for 50 cents off in 3/14 Smart Source x 3 = FREE (and, there are "winetag" coupons on some of the Lysol products where you can get more of the 50 cent coupons and some other coupons including a 75 cent cpn for the cling toiletbowl cleaner that would make it 25 cents)

2 6-packs - Yoplait Kids cups (Dora the Explorer!) - orig. 2.95 - 2 printable 40 cents off cpns x 3 = $1.75 each (I was looking for an alternative to the YoBaby K eats at daycare everyday since it is expensive and since we got Windows 7 I can't print the Stonyfield cpns off their site anymore - ugh) This was a decent deal since YoBaby typically costs between $3 and $4 a pack)

Other deals:

Strawberries Buy 1 get 2 free - orig. 4.99 each - the sale makes them $1.67 each

Perdue Boneless Thighs (USDA verified) - orig. 3.32 (or 2.49 per lb for 1.11lbs) on sale it was 2.76 - Harris Teeter cpn that came in the mail yesterday for $1 off = $1.76

Harris Teeter Boneless Chicken Breast - Buy 1 get 2 free. On thing I realized about this deal is that the price per pound is jacked up. The price per pound is 4.99 for the 3 breast packages that are on sale. The same chicken breasts in the larger package is actually 2.49 per pound (half the price). Now, this sale is still cheaper, because you end up paying about $1.67 per pound. It's just not as cheap as you would think...

Kellogg's Deal - buy 3 kellogg's cereals, get a catalina (checkout) coupon for 1 free gallon of milk. - If you buy 5, get 2 free gallons, and if you buy 7, get 3 free gallons. This is how I did it:

2 boxes Frosted Mini Wheats - orig. 3.49 - sale BOGO (so 1.74 each) - printable cpn for $1.50 off two = $1 each

2 more boxes Frosted Mini Wheats - cpn for $1 off two in 3/7 Red Plum = $1.25 each

= 1 free gallon of milk - so that's like getting 4 boxes of cereal and a gallon of milk for about $2

Still at least one, maybe two more passes to go!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

HT Triples Reminders and First Pass

Just some reminders about triples:

1. only coupons up to 99 cents will triple. You'll have to save those $1 coupons for super doubles.
2. you need a VIC card to triple anything
3. only 20 coupons per day will triple - they will still take more than 20 coupons from you, they will just ring at face value instead of tripling.
4. many coupons that say "do not double or triple" actually will triple. You need to check the serial number. If the first number on the left (the one hanging out before all the rest) is a 5, it probably will triple. If it's a 9 it probably won't.
5. Catalina coupons (the ones HT prints out when you check out) will NOT double or triple
6. Items that are BOGO typically ring up at half price if you buy 1. That means you can usually use two coupons for two items that are BOGO. I find that this is NOT true of the Buy 2 get 3 free deals, they will only let you use 2 coupons in that case, not 5.

And now for the first pass!

This morning I hit the HT at 8am on my way to work - spent $8.48 and saved $42.80. This is what I got (9 items were FREE!):

2 - 5lb bags Gold Medal Flour - orig. 2.59 per bag, 75 cents off printable coupon (x3) = 34 cents per bag - that's a lot of pancakes for D to make!

Mahatma Brown Rice - orig. 2.69 - cpn for 50 cents off in 2/7 Red Plum (x3) = $1.19 (it would have been cheaper to buy the small white rice package if they had had any left, but we mainly eat brown rice anyway)

Mahatma Rice Mixes - orig. 89 cents - cpn for 75 cents off 2 in 2/7 Red Plum (x3) = FREE

Lysol 4 in 1 antibacterial cleaner - orig. 2.99, sale BOGO so $1.50 for one - cpn for 50cents off in 3/14 Smart Source = FREE

Newman's Own Dressing Low Fat Asian - orig. 3.99 - on clearance for 1.99 - cpn for 50 cents off in 3/21 Red Plum = 49 cents

Kraft Mac N Cheese (cheese explosion kind) - orig. 1.35 - HT retailer coupon that came in the mail for 50 cents off (x3) = FREE

Quaker True Delights multigrain snacks - orig. 2.19, sale 1.50 - 75 cents off cpn in 2/14 Red Plum x3 = FREE

Huggies natural care wipes - orig. 3.59 - sale 3.19 - printable cpn for 75 cents off x3 = 94 cents

Solo plates (they were out of the cups) - orig. 2.89 - cpn for 75 cents off in 1/24 smart source x3 = 64 cents

2 bottles Frenchs Spicy Brown Mustard - orig. 2.15, sale $1.50 - cpn for 50 cents off in 1/24 and 3/21 smart source x3 = FREE

Franks Hot Sauce - orig. 1.25 - cpn for 50 cents off in 1/24 smart source x3 = FREE

Frenchs Worchester sauce - orig. 2.19 - cpn for 50 cents off in 1/24 smart source x 3 = 69 cents

Yakisoba noodles - orig. 100 - cpn for 50 cents off (can't remember where I got it!) = FREE

Planters Nut-trition bars - orig. 3.09 - cpn for 75 cents off in 2/21 smart source x3 = 84 cents

Maxwell House General Foods International Cappuchino 100 calorie - orig. 2.39 - cpn for 75 cents off in 3/21 smart source x 3 = 14 cents

McCormick Black Peppercorn grinder - orig. 2.79, sale $2, cpn for 75 cents off in x3 =

Mc Cormick Cinnamon - orig. 1.89 - I did not have a cpn for this, but when you buy 2 mc cormick products you get a $1.50 off your next order (OYNO) catalina coupon at checkout

Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti (or as K calls is Spagga petti petti) oring. 1.59 - Coupon for 55 cents off whole grain in 3/7 smart source x3 = FREE

Barilla Piccolina pasta - orig. 1.50 - cpn for 55 cents off in 3/7 smart source x 3 = FREE

I'm going to have to start getting that extra copy of the N&O to the house on Sundays for an extra $1 - totally would've paid for itself in this case!

Friday, March 19, 2010

TRIPLES are coming next week (Wednesday!)

Ok, I got the heads up - TRIPLES are back at Harris Teeter starting Wednesday!!! (Triple coupons that is, for the uninitiated. This means any coupons up to 99 cents are tripled! So, 50 cents off becomes $1.50 off, 75 cents off becomes $2.25 off, etc. Usually there are a bunch of free items with coupons during triples, but you have to get there early - they WILL sell out. Last time I took Wednesday morning off but didn't get their until 9:30 and still missed some of the free deals. Have fun and post your deals here!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Harris Teeter this week 3/13/10

This week I spent $97.63 and saved $81.68 (about 46% savings).

The biggest deal for today was those coupons from the Friday paper I mentioned in my last post. All of them worked so I saved a total of $16 off my order.

I also want to mention that March is frozen food month (who knew?) so my HT had a ton of "tearpad" coupons in the frozen food section for all kinds of frozen stuff. Tyson bagged chicken (K loves their nuggets), frozen veggies, frozen pizza, frozen TGI Fridays appetizers, Kashi meals or pizzas, stouffers meals (including lean cuisine) and many more. They expire at the end of May. I took a bunch because we are getting a chest freezer for the garage this weekend and there may be some great opportunities to stock up in the coming weeks.

I did not do the Kellog's deal that HT has going (get $3 off 3, $4 off 4, or $5 off 5 boxes of cereal - plus there were Kellog's coupons on 2/7 and 3/7). My pantry is stocked with Big G cereals right now - we have to get through 6 boxes of cheerios, 1 box of special K, one box of Smart Start, and one box of Quaker Oatmeal squares before they expire at the end of the year. I'm sure I'll be shopping the cereals sales again in a few months though... :-)

Some other deals from today:

Charmin Ultra big rolls (12) - Orig. 8.99, eVIC 5.77 - cpn for 25 cents off x2 in the 3/7 P&G saver - final price = 5.27

Bounty 8 roll paper towels- Orig. 9.99 - eVIC 5.77 - cpn for 25 cents off x2 in the 3/7 P&G saver - final = 5.27 - this was actually not the best deal on paper towels I've seen, though if you're doing the P&G Year of Savings promotion it counts toward that. You have until April 15 on that promo - it's basically a spend $50 on P&G products and get $100 worth of coupons for more P&G products.

Dawn Dish Detergent - orig. 2.99, eVIC - 1.77 - cpn for 50 cents off (has to be the hand renewal kind) x2 in 3/7 P&G - final = 77 cents

Luvs Diapers - 16.99 for the big pack - $2.50 off cpn via the mail (join on the Luvs website and you'll get these periodically) final = $14.49 (about 16 cents per diaper)

No Yolk Egg Noodles - orig. 2.29 - BOGO - cpn for 75 cents off in - final = FREE

Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes (Canned) - orig. 2.35 each - sale 1.34 - "peelie" cpn on the can for $1 off two - final price .84 cents per can (HT brand was $1.15/can non-organic)

Gillette Men's Hair Gel - orig. 4.99- sale 4.49, cpn for $1 off in 3/7 P&G - final = 3.49

Tropicana OJ (gotta get some when Pop Pop is coming to town) - orig. 3.49 - sale 3.00 - cpn for $1 off two in 2/21 Red Plum - final price = 2.50 each

Dannon Yogurt - orig. 6/$4 - not on sale (gasp!) but D wanted them - cpn for $1 off 10 in 2/21 Smart source - final price 56 cents each - normally I don't pay more than 30 cents for yogurt cups if I can avoid it :-)

YoBaby Meals - orig. 2.99 - sale 2.50 - catalina coupon printed out last time I was at HT for $1.50 off - final price = $1

Born Free Natural Omega 3 eggs - Orig. 3.29 - sale 2.79 - cpn for 35 cents off in 3/7 Red Plum x2 - final price = 2.09

Hillshire Farm sausages (Brats) - orig. 3.65 - eVIC 2.00 (limit 2) - cpn for in 1/31 RP for $1 off 2 - final price = $1.50 each

Good deals without coupons:

Keebler's Chips Deluxe cookies are Buy 2 get 3 free - I had picked up 5 pkgs, supposedly for K's birthday party next month, but I put them back because we all know they would probably be gone within like 2 weeks...who was I kidding?

Tony Roma's BBQ - orig. 6.99 - eVIC 2.99 (limit 3)

HT Natural Ice Cream and Breyers Ice Cream are BOGO

Crayola kids toothbrushes BOGO (counts toward the Healthy Smile promotion HT is doing - btw - all my free toothpaste counted toward that as well - they count the price you pay before coupons - if I get 40 points ($40 worth) of dental stuff I will get a $5 off your total order coupon. There is also apparently a diaper promo that is similar only it's $50 worth that you need to buy.

Chef Boyardee microwave bowls are 3 for $3 (or $1 each) - usually the sale price is 4 for $5 so this is a bit better than usual sales

HT milk is still on sale for 2.69 a gallon (usually 3.29)

Strawberries are BOGO

Green Bell peppers are 99 cents (usually 1.79)

Pineapples are also half off - 2 for $5

Grande Tortilla chips 2 for $5

3lb bag Tangelos 2.99 (usually 3.99)

5lb bag red potatoes $3.50 (usually $4)

3lb bag onions $1.97 (usually $2.49)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Today's N&O - may be too late, but...

Sorry I didn't post about this earlier today, but the Friday paper for the N&O has some incredible Harris Teeter coupons in it. It's not an insert, it's actually a full page ad.

There are four 50 cents off one item coupons, 4 $1 off any item $2 or more coupons, and 2 $5 off a $40 purchase coupons. You can use them all in the same transaction, but there are some restrictions. One is that you can't use the 50 cent or $1 off coupons in conjunction with manufacturer's coupons. But they can be used on sale items. So, for example, Yoplait yogurt is on sale for 50 cents each and you could use the 50 cent coupons to get them free (assuming there are any left!). The two $5 off coupons can be used in the same transaction as long as you spend at least $80 - one for each set of $40 purchases. And the $40 or $80 has to be AFTER all other discounts and coupons have been applied. Sue Stock says you can try to use these coupons first before you hand the cashier your other cpns and manufacturer's cpns to get around that, but it may not work.

Anyway, it adds up to about $16 total possible savings and the coupons are good until the end of the day Sunday. If you can find a Friday copy (ask your neighbors or hit the local 24 hr gas station), you could cash in!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coupon Trains and "Train Envies"

Ok, almost every day I'm introduced to something new in the couponing world. This does not mean I have the time, patience, organization, or general wherewithal to follow through with them. This is one of those things I came across on a couponing blog and said (aloud), "What the heck is that?" To spare you from this same fate, I will introduce YOU to Coupon Trains.

The general idea is to send a stack of coupons through the mail to a circle of 3 to 6 other couponers. The person who starts it is called a "conductor." There is a list of addresses called a "routing slip" that travels with the coupons to tell each person in the train where to send it next. When you get the envelope (aka "envie" hence the couponing term "train envie"), you take the coupons you want and replace them with other coupons that are the same value as the ones you took. This way, you can get extra copies of coupons for things you like to buy and share coupons for things other people like to buy. You MUST turn that envelope around within 1 to 3 days of receiving it so that coupons don't expire before other people get them.

Sounds kind of simple, but I imagine you have to be selective about who you want boarding your train. I would probably requiring a couponing passport of some kind in order to guarantee they will stick with, follow the rules, and not steal all the coupons. Which makes me think I'd need a local train - like a hi-speed commuter coupon rail.

Anybody do this? Have you been successful or do you end up with an envelope full of, like, coupons for polydent and offers for seasonal dog flags for your front lawn?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just Reminding Everyone - Couponing 101

My new favorite site is Couponing 101 - I posted a while ago about it, but right now there are tons of deals listed for CVS and Walgreens and other stores you might not usually think of. They also post lots of printable coupons, and they're super easy to download and print directly from the links on the site. Don't forget to check it out!

HT this week 3/6/10

This week I spent $70.03 and saved $67.39 (almost 50%!). Just to demonstrate how much can be bought with $70, even buying some organic food, I'll list what I got:

-6 pkgs Thomas's Light english muffins (BOGO) (orig. 3.99) - no coupons, but BOGO is the cheapest these get, so I stock up and freeze them in freezer bags. microwave one for 22 seconds, then put in the toaster, slather some peanut butter on there and great "to go" and filling breakfast - these things have like 8 grams of fiber each.

-1 loaf Earth Grains bread (orig. 3.49, sale price $2.50) - cpn for 55 cents off in 2/7 RP or I think I also had a printable one - doubles to $1.10 off -final price = $1.40

-4 pkgs Sorrento String Cheese (BOGO) (orig. 4.99 - sale price was cheaper than HT string cheese so I stocked up a bit)

-2 bags HT shredded mexican blend cheese (BOGO) (orig. 2.69)

- 1 Kozy Shack 6-pack chocolate pudding (orig. 3.39 on sale BOGO so $1.69) cpn 40 cents off in 2/7 smart source - doubles to 80 cents off - final price = 89 cents

-3 Stonyfield farm 6oz yogurts (orig. 89 cents, on sale for 49 cents each - catalina cpn for buy 2 get one free) (about 32 cents each)

- 1 gallon HT Organic Milk (orig. 5.69 - on sale 4.99)

-2 pkgs (a little more than 2lbs) 93% ground beef ($2.99/lb on sale)

-2 boxes Quaker Chewy Granola bars (orig. 2.99, sale price = $2) cpn 75 cents off 2 in the 2/14 red plum - double to $1.50 off 2 - $1.25 per box

- 4 boxes Quaker Fiber Plus Omega 3 granola bars (orig. 2.99, sale price = $2) - cpns for $1 off two printable or in the 1/24 red plum

- 1 box Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal (orig. 4.29, sale price $2.50) - cpn for $1 off one box - final price = $1.50 (I'm glad I didn't use this during super doubles - this cereal was not on sale then so during super doubles it would have been $2.29 and we all know not to pay more than two dollars for a box of cereal right? actually, shoot for $1.50 or less if you can)

PLUS** Special: Buy 7 Quaker products, get $3 off total order

-1 jar Oretega taco sauce (can you guess yet what we are having for dinner?) (orig. 2.29, on sale $1.50) (there is a cpn in the 1/24 Smart source for 75 cents off two ortega items, but I've used that cpn already - doesn't mean you can use it now though!)

-1 can HT Traders Minestrone soup (orig. 1.99 - sale price FREE - one can of HT soup is free to eVIC members this week though it's not advertised on the shelf)

-2 cans HT Green Beans (77 cents per can)

-All Laundry detergent (small and mighty) - on sale $3.99 - cpn for $2 off in 2/7 Red Plum

-4 pouches Starkist Chunk Light Tuna - on sale for $1 each - cpns for $1 off two in Family Circle magazine (or Better Homes and Gardens in the dentist's office. I'm just saying you could look for them there...) Final Price - 50 cents each

- 2pkgs Plumrose Thick Cut Bacon (orig. 3.99, on sale $2.47)

-a personal watermelon ($3.99 on sale) - hey, K wanted it and it was $1 off on sale technically
-Organic Romaine hearts ($2.99 on sale)
-two plum tomatoes (on sale 77 cents a pound)
-3 yellow bananas (we've got a ton from the sale last week that are starting to turn -I didn't want to add to the banana bread craziness - although, Gold Medal flour has some printable cpns out right now)
-1 Hass avacado (on sale $1.50) (K's favorite veggie)

I've been stocking up so much the last few weeks and getting close to or breaking the $100 barrier (not by much, but still), it was really nice to do all my shopping this week for $70 and get plenty of breakfast and lunch food for the week plus some dinner stuff and snacks and laundry detergent! I find that I can buy laundry detergent very cheap by getting some when it's on sale with a coupon - and it's actually cheaper than buying it in the gigantic bulk container.

Don't forget to comment on your favorite deals!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview is up!

Check it.

Kmart Double Coupons!!!

I just read this at savvychicsavings so I thought I'd share - hope my Kmart is participating!

Kmart Double Coupon Event returns the week of 4/4/10 – 4/10/10!!!

The Rules:

•Manufacturer coupons up to/including $2 value will be doubled! (Save up to $4 on any particular item!)
•5 Coupons doubled per customer, per day.
•Kmart store coupons and pharmacy coupons are excluded.

If you want to make sure your local stores are participating, contact Kmart at 1-866-562-7848 or