Saturday, October 23, 2010

Big LOFT sale

Free Shipping on everything - no code needed, 30% off new styles with code FIRSTLOOK, and 50% off all sale styles. This is a great sale people! I'm not sure if the 30% and 50% are also "in store" or just online.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Costumes - best way to save?

I've been trolling the web for the best deal I can find on a Tinkerbell Costume because my toddler wants to be her for Halloween. I am totally amazed at the number of options there are and the variety of price points. The Disney Store is doing a 40% off costumes sale which is great if all you buy is the costume with no accessories (light up wings, light up shoes, light up wand, and...purse? I wasn't aware fairies carried purses but apparently they keep all their pixie dust in there...) I find myself getting caught up in the hype - it has to have a Tinkerbell Cameo on it, it has to be from the Disney Store, I have to have the SHOES! Meanwhile, I know my little tinker fairy at home could care less as long as wings and a tutu are involved.

This got me thinking, what are YOUR best ways to save on Halloween costumes? My husband says all costumes should be made of cardboard, acrylic paint, and found things around the house (well, as a tinker fairy Tinkerbell would at least approve of the DIY nature of creating your own costume). Other options? Ebay? Craig's List? Coupons/coupon codes? Sew it yourself?

Not much to report...HT this week

So, I didn't buy a ton of stuff grocery shopping today (that's what we do this for, right??) so I only saved about $40 and spent $62. A couple of deals worth mentioning from Harris Teeter:

Honey Nut Cheerios is $2 per box. Pair with $1 off 2 coupons from 10-3-10 and it is $1.50 per box. Plus if you buy a certain # of General Mills products you get $ off OYNO I think. This brings it down closer to that goal of $1 per box if you buy enough.

Dannon Coolisions yogurt is $2 - $1 off cpn makes it $1

Heinz Ketchup - long term vic $1.84 - cpn 75 cents x2 = 34 cents per bottle. You can probably get this cheaper or free during Triples though

Sparkle paper towels are on sale 6.99 for the 8 pack. cpn for $1 off 2 = 6.49 - not as great as the Bounty deal last week, but the cpn expires really soon

Huggies Diapers Jumbo Pack on sale for 8.99 plus $2 cpn from today = 6.99

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Amazing Savings at Old Navy!

During an amazing sale this morning, I spent $100 for $355 worth of stuff at Old Navy. Best part of the deal today - if you use your Old Navy, Gap, or Banana Republic card between now and 10/21 (this Thursday), for each adult item you buy, you get one kid item FREE (of equal or lesser value). Plus you get 10% off your purchase if you open a card plus an additional 10% on each future purchase you make at Old Navy, GAP, and Banana Republic (one discount for each store). I may not need to hit this store on Black Friday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

HT Deals this week PLUS others

FREE Mac n Cheese! Sorry, that was one highlight of this week I wanted to share right away. I spent $116 and saved $80 today. It was a combo of rain checks, coupons, and sales. I also qualified for the P&G pink cookware set - you qualify when you spend $25 on P&G products like Bounty, Pampers, Cascade, Charmin, etc. The catalina printer will print out a mail in form at the check out. There are a whole bunch of P&G coupons out there - if you have the P&G year of savings coupons there are some good ones like $1 off Charmin. If not, you can still get some coupons from the P&G brand saver last Sunday. Also there's a P&G rebate out there so I can get a bunch of $ back.

Don't have time to list all the deals but here are some good ones:

Kraft shredded cheese with Philly Cream Cheese in it - new product that is on sale for BOGO free. I got a BOGO coupon in the mail from HT today too, plus there is a Kraft $1 off two coupon. You have to buy 3, but essentially I got 3 bags of shredded cheese for $2.29 (orig. 3.29 each)

Charmin 12 roll was on sale 5.99 minus $1 off in P&G Year of Saving coupons = 4.99

Bounty 6 big roll on sale 5.77 (eVIC) - cpn for 25 cents off doubles in P&G saver last week - 5.27 (warning, my HT was out of these)

Born Free Eggs are BOGO and cpn for 35 cents off on 9/12 will double

Kraft Mac & Cheese - great sale at 4 for $2, plus you can get an printable coupon if you play the roulette game on the Kraft website. Mine was 55 cents off two which doubled to make my Mac FREE

HT Tissues are 99 cents per box

Grapes are 99 cents a pound as are the Eastern Grown apples

Chicken quarters are 49cents per pound

and, of course, remember the $10 off $50 cpn from Thursday's N&O

OTHER deals:

Great candy deal at Target - Buy two jumbo bags of Mars candy and get a $5 Target gift card. Given that I already had a $5 gift card to Target to use, plus the $1 off two bags of candy in last weeks paper, I essentially got the two big bags for $9.

At CVS, the Oral B Vitality electronic toothbrush, normally $30, is on sale for $23 plus you get $13 extra bucks back. There is also a $10 coupon from the P&G saver last week which makes this toothbrush FREE. One problem, they were totally out when I went to get mine today, so I had to get a raincheck. Hopefully they'll get some back in before my coupon expires - I've always wanted an electric toothbrush. :-)

At Kohls - there was a $10 Gift Cert for Big and Tall clothes this past weekend. Because Big and Tall T-Shirts are on sale for $9.99 - I got a t-shirt for free for D (he wears Large/Tall).