Thursday, April 29, 2010

Triples this week 4-29-10

I spent $76 and saved $87 today at Triples, but probably could have spent less if I were only getting the triples items. Boston Butt pork roast was on sale for 99 cents/lb though and I also finally got the diapers from the Huggies deal last week (rain check).

I'm really lazy tonight, so I'll let you look up where to find the coupons here in Sue Stock's database.

Some deals (in no particular order):

Mahatma brown rice - orig. 2.69, sale 2.39 - 50 cent cpn x3 = 89 cents (69 cents for white rice)
Irish Spring soap - orig. 2.69 for 3 pack, sale 2.19 - 75 cents off 2 cpn x 3 = $1.06 each 3 pack
McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian seasoning - orig. 2.65 - 75 cents off x3 = 40 cents
Mentos gum - orig. 1.49 - 55 cents off x3 = FREE
Speed Stick deodorant - orig. 4.19, sale $2 - 50 cents x3 = 50 cents
More cheap toothpaste - Crest is on sale for $2.50 - 75 cents off (on 3/7) x3 = 25 cents OR 50 cents off (on 3/21) x 3 = $1
Degree deodorant (travel size) - 2 for $3 - cpn 75 cents off 2 (4/25) x3 = 75 cents for 2 (37 cents each)
Land o' Lakes spreadable butter w/ olive oil (although I got the one with canola oil and the cpn still worked) - orig. 2.19 - 75 cents off x 3 = FREE
Sargento cheese - orig. 3.19, sale BOGO so $1.60 each - peelie cpns for 55 cents off 2 x 3 = 1.54
Danactive orig. 2.50 - 75 cents x 3 = 25 cents
Neosporin Max - orig. 5.85, sale 3.99 - 50 cents x3 (from 4/25 and 3/14) = 2.49
Bandaids (Dora the Explorer or Spongebob) - orig. 3.25, sale 1.99 - 50 cents x3 = 49 cents

Non triples coupon deals:
Danonino Yogurt - orig. 2.29 - sale 1.99 - cpn for $1 off = 99 cents
Yoplait Simply Gogurt - orig. 2.99, sale $2 - printable cpns for $1.10 = 90 cents

Other deals:
Dunkin Donuts turbo coffee - orig. 7.99, eVic = 3.99

Don't forget, you get "Healthy Smile"points for every $ spent on oral care items (toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, floss) and Diaper points for every $ spent on diapers. These are dollars spent BEFORE coupons. If you get 40 healthy smile points you get $5 off your next order and for 50 diaper points you get $10 off your next order. $20 in Dannon products gets you $3 back too, though this doesn't appear to track on the receipts.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Huggies Deal at HT!

Ok parents of the diaper-wearing set, this is a good deal for you this week!

Harris Teeter has a sale going on Jumbo pack Huggies diapers - they are $5.99 which is ridiculously cheap as it is (usually about $10 which is why I don't buy them - Luvs are much cheaper and they send me regular $2.50 off coupons).

But...then add these printable $3 off coupons (scroll down - you should be able to print each twice), and they are $2.99 per pack! For the Snug and Dry kind this amounts to about 9 cents per diaper. Definitely a great deal!

Freebies on Tax Day!

I copied this from Sue Stock's blog today because I thought it was worth mentioning (but I'm citing you and linking to you, Sue!)

"Free, free and um, more free....
Submitted by suestock on 2010-04-15 07:00

If you missed my wrap up of all the freebies and special deals offered today, here they are again.
It is highly possible to eat your way around town today.

And of course, don't forget to file your taxes!

Free ice cream: Maggie Moo's stores on Weston Parkway in Cary and Brier Creek in Raleigh will be giving away samples of their MaggieMia's ice cream pizza from 3 to 7 p.m.

Little deductions: Children 12 and under eat free at IHOP restaurants with each adult meal purchased. The offer is good all month long from 4 to 10 p.m. daily. Dine in only; beverages are not included.

Sweet deals: Cinnabon stores will be giving away bite-sized cupcakes from 6 to 8 p.m.

Discount meals: PF Chang's customers will get 15 percent off their food bill.

IRS Special: McCormick & Schmick's restaurants will be offering $10.40 dinner entree specials at the bar, and bar patrons will receive a certificate for a $10.40 special on their next visit while supplies last. And on Friday (the day after tax day), professional tax preparers can present their business card to receive one of those $10.40 certificates and a complimentary dessert when they purchase an entree.

Doggie bag: Triangle-area Subway customers will get a free footlong sandwich when they buy one at regular price.

Java jolt: Bring your reusable coffee mug to Starbucks and get a free brewed coffee.

Breakfast biscuit: Participating Triangle-area McDonald's stores will be giving away free made-from-scratch biscuits from 6 to 10 a.m. Not all locations are doing the give-away, but the majority are. Check with your local store.

No taxation: Whole Foods stores in the Carolinas will give shoppers a discount equal to the amount of sales tax.


Read more: http://projects.newsobserver.com/taking_stock/free_free_and_um_more_free#ixzz0lAnfAj3Z
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Couponing Milestone - First Rebates!

I decided to try doing some rebates. The hardest part was getting started really. Once I got it going, I was looking for more and more to do!

A lot of people think I'm an organized person. In truth, I do what I have to do to survive and not drive myself insane with looking for things. I start out with the best of intentions and a process I plan on following through with. But when things get busy, the process goes out the window and things start piling up. I'm confessing to all of this because I think to maximize couponing you have to be organized and even more so with rebates.

I had to find my envelopes and stamps which I haven't used in forever (who uses the real MAIL for anything anymore??) and I had to print up some rebate forms. Then I had to dig through my basket of receipts for the ones I needed, and some were in the pockets of my purse or diaper bag. I had to scan the receipts for certain items and circle them, and in one case I had to cut out UPCs from the packaging. For the P&G one I had to look up a list of brands that Proctor and Gamble owns online. In the end though, I am sending in the following:

1. Sorrento Cheese - $5 rebate (peeled the form off the packages) for the purchase of two packages of string cheese. I'm sending in two of these.

2. Hasbro games rebate - This is a great deal at Toys R Us - Hasbro games were on sale plus there are printable coupons in their website, PLUS there are $3 rebates on many of them. So, I will get $9 back for this rebate which will make my games (Operation, Battleship, and Connect 4) FREE

3. Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Year of Savings - buy $50 worth of items and get a $100 booklet of coupons. These are brands like Bounty, Charmin, Gillette, Luvs diapers, Pampers diapers, and more. This ends at the end of May so search through your March and April receipts for this!

4. Georgia Pacific/Kimberly-Clark $5 rebate - if you buy $20 worth of participating products you can get $5 back (the rebate form is on the cover of the 3/14 Red Plum insert). Brands include Brawny paper towels, Quilted Northern toilet paper, Dixie cups, and others. I'm not going to get this one because I haven't purchased enough of these products within the time window. Receipts must be from between 3/11 and 4/18.

These amounts that you need to reach for the rebate are prior to taxes and coupons/sale discounts, so you can match these products up with sales and coupons and also get the rebate.

Overall I should get $19 back and a big packet ($100 worth) of P&G coupons for the small price of 4 stamps. Not too bad. As long as I keep my stuff organized it should not take too much time to participate in these rebates in the future.

HT this week 4/10/10

I spent $109.89 today and saved $65.17 plus there were peelie's on my string cheese for $5 rebates off two string cheese packages so those were a money maker today (shake it!) I'm stocking up on some things for K's party coming up in two weeks.

some deals:

Chicken-breast halves (bone-in) are 97 cents a pound (usually 1.97) so you get three in a package for about $3, plus there are wine tags on the Rex Goliath wine bottles for $1 off chicken. No wine purchase required.

Ball Park Hot Dogs are BOGO plus there were coupons in 3/14 red plum

Hefty One Zip freezer bags- orig. 2.99 - BOGO (so one is $1.50) - peelie cpns on the box for 20 cents off (they don't double though) - Final = $1.30 each

Betty Crocker Warm Delights - orig. 2.55, sale 3 for $5 (or $1.67 each) - printable cpns for 50 cents x2 = 67 each or 75 cents off 2 cpns inside previous packages of the minis x2 = 92 cents

Orville Redenbacher popcorn - orig. 3.15 - BOGO (so one is 1.58) - 40 cent cpn in 3/18 SS x2 = 78 cents

CocaCola fridge packs are BOGO

Strawberries are only $1.25 per qt

Newman's Own 100% whole wheat bread orig. 2.79, sale BOGO (or 1.39 for one) - 75 cents off printable coupon = FREE

Sorrento String Cheese - orig. 4.99, sale BOGO (or 2.49 for one) - peelie rebate for $5 off two makes them FREE

Land O Lakes Half and Half pt - 1.79 - 45 cent cpn x2 = .89 cents

HT Milk - orig. 2.99, on sale 1.99 :-)

Don't forget about the special programs -

A great one right now - new or transferred prescriptions to the Pharmacy will get you a $20 credit for EACH prescription up to 5 precriptions. That's up to $100 off!

Healthy Smile Points - get 1 point per dollar spent on oral care stuff - collect 40 points before June 1st and get $5 off your next order. These points collect based on original prices not sale prices or prices after coupons. All that free or cheap toothpaste counts!

Diaper points which will get you $10 off your next order if you "spend" 50.

Dannon points which will get you $3 off your next order if you "spend" 20 (lots of coupons for these)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kmart Super Doubles starts TOMORROW!

Ok, I'm surprised that no one is reporting this on the blogs I typically follow, but it is my understanding that my local Kmart (Durham, near South Square - between the Target and the Harris Teeter shopping centers) is participating.

Kmart is doubling coupons up to and INCLUDING $2 from 4/4 through 4/10. That means up to $4 off. They are only doubling up to 5 coupons per day. Here's a great deals list from Southern Savers.

Good Luck!

Li

Friday, April 2, 2010

Toys R Us, Old Navy

Just wanted to mention a few non-food deals this weekend.

Old Navy is having a $5 polo shirt deal on Saturday only!

Toys R Us is having some big sales today and tomorrow (Easter Saturday):

Best Deal: Hasbro games are all on sale plus there are printable coupons (on their website) and rebates available. If you buy the Operation Game (+coupon and rebate), and 2 of any of these three games (Battleship, Twister, Connect Four) + coupons and rebates, you will basically get them for FREE.

Diaper boxes - if you buy 2 you get a $15 gift card plus there have been some great printable diaper coupons lately, especially the $3 off huggies one. Also, if you've bought anything at Babies R Us recently, you may have gotten some coupons for $7 off Huggies diapers and wipes.

DVDs are buy one get one 50% off.

Crayola color wonders (K loves these mess free markers) - buy2 get one free or buy one get one half off

Fisher Price Toys - if you buy one toy $24.99 or more, you get a Fisher Price toy 24.99 or less for FREE

Mr. Potato Head is on sale for 3.99, plus there are printable coupons for $2 off making him $2!

There are more deals to check out! If you're ever looking for printable coupons, one of the best places to get them is Couponing101

Harris Teeter this week 4/2/10

Saved a little more than 50% this week at HT. It's the week of Buy2 get 3 free deals:

Pepsi fridge Packs
HT deli meats and cheeses
Green Giant canned veggies (K loves the green beans!)
Ken's Steakhouse dressing (plus there was a cpn for $1 off two on 3/7)

Easter Dinner stuff on sale:
I got a 7 pound ham for less than $10.
5lb bag of Russet Potatoes on eVIC special for $2
Schubert Yeast Rolls (frozen) - orig. 3.45 - BOGO so $1.72 for 1 - cpn for 50 cents off x2 = 72 cents
HT Butter - eVIC 1.77 per lb - sale price 1.97 per lb. I stocked up for the christmas holidays when it was on sale so I wouldn't have to pay full price, and it lasted until now. Just check the expiration dates. Plus you can freeze it if you want.
Green Giant frozen veggies - orig. 1.79 - sale $1 - printable cpns 50 cents off x2 = 50 cents per box
Breyer's ice cream on sale for $1.99 (this is a good price - it's less than half the normal price and it's difficult to get ice cream for less than 2.25 lately - Edy's had this price not too long ago so I stocked up then and again today!)

Other stuff:
Bob Evans frozen Sausage Biscuits (6ct) - orig. 3.99, sale 1.99, cpn for 50 cents off x2 = 99 cents
HT cream cheese eVIC 67 cents
Light n Fit 4 packs - orig. 1.89, sale 1.69 - printable cpns for 75 cents off x2 = 19 cents per 4 pack
(Dannon yogurt multipacks are on sale in general and there are a lot of coupons out for them, plus HT is doing a Dannon promotion where if you get 20 Dannon points ($1 spent per point) you get $3 off)
Hebrew National Hot Dogs - orig. 5.49, sale BOGO so 2.74 for 1 - cpn for 75 cents off x2 = 1.24