Thursday, August 13, 2009

I don't know how to do this...

I didn't know when to do this, but I have been thinking about this for weeks now. I need to take a blogging hiatus. My husband got laid off from his job a few weeks ago. We're doing fine with that. We had been looking at other options and even a masters program for him before that, and so it wasn't a huge deal- except we're having a baby in December and insurance wise we were going to wait to do school until after the baby was born, but I'm sure it will all work out. The school we are hoping to get into is in Massachusetts and I knew moving cross country, being pregnant, with a 14 month old would make it more and more difficult to be consistent with this blog. So I think I am saying goodbye. It has been a good experience and I have learned a lot, and I hope you have learned something, and somehow you have been able to save money through reading this. I think my writing has improved throughout this as well, which was one of my weaknesses before. (It still is a weakness, but I feel a little better about my abilities now.) I have loved teaching people about how to save money at the grocery store, and I hope you will all continue to do that, as I know I will for SURE be doing it back in Massachusetts (And they do double coupon days at grocery stores out there all the time!)

Just a recap of some fabulous resources so you won't be left in the dark to find deals.

Grocerysmarts- This will give you all of the grocery lists for you to know where and how to shop every week.
Here are the passports for where you might live. (And you might have family you could let know about it in those areas.)

UT: g84cbt
NV: g89ccb
ID: g83ro1
AZ: g85ro1
So. Cal: g92ro1
E. WA: g99ro1

Pinching Your Pennies- I sent you right to the forums section. What a fantastic resource for all of you! I would suggest just sticking with screaming deals around town, screaming deals online and screaming grocery deals by state if you're starting out and you don't want to get too overwhelmed.

Great blogs I check every day:

Hip2Save- very thorough and comprehensive.

Money Saving Mom- I love her discussion posts. She gives such great practical advice and is very real in what she does.

Spoofee- A site that sets out an eclectic collection of deals, electronics, Amazon deals, free food, it's really an easy site to access lots of different things.

A Thrifty Mom- Another great comprehensive site for deals around town, especially specific grocery deals.

Utah Deal Diva- good specific Utah deals

Check them out! Thanks for reading, I hope you have enjoyed this, and I hope you continue on the thrifty path- it's awesome!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Smiths deals this week!

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Smiths has some awesome Kelloggs deals this week! Pair it with the Kelloggs Fuel for School rebate, and you could make money on your purchase! Purchase 10 participating Kellogg's products between July 6, 2009 and September 30, 2009 and send in the rebate form and you'll receive a $10 rebate check plus a $70 coupon code from Dell. (You must purchase 10 items in one transaction for this deal) Many of the Smiths Kellogg's deals make the products .50 after coupons, which means .50 extra AFTER you submit your rebate. Part of the Smiths deal is you buy 4 Kelloggs partcipating products and you get $4 off instantly, and you have a limit of $8 per transaction, but still this is what you could do.

Purchase 4 Kelloggs cornflake cereal
Use 2 $1/2 cornflake coupons from 8/2 Kelloggs insert
final price .50 each

Purchase 4 Kelloggs Fruit Flavored Fruit Snacks,
use 2 $1/2 fruit snack coupons from the 8/2 Kelloggs insert
final price .50 each

Purchase 2 Kelloggs Mini-Wheats Cereals,
use 1 $1/2 Mini-Wheat coupons from the 8/2 Kelloggs insert
final price 1.50 each (You only get $8 per transaction, but you need 10 Kelloggs items for the rebate.)

Total $7
Submit the Kelloggs Fuel for School rebate
Get $10 back

You just made $3 on this transaction! I love making money shopping!

Arby's Wednesday deal!


Today you can get a free Arby's Roastburger with any drink purchase- no coupon required! (Just check to see if your store is participating.) This is really a delicious sandwich, and I think it's the best deal of the Wednesday Arby deals. Treat yourself!

1600 pc. Handyman tool set for under $11!

This looks like a steal for that handyman in your life!


1600-pc. Handyman Tool Set
8-level multi compartment storage cases pivot out. Includes nails, screws, anchors, washers, hooks and more. Mount on wall or carry by top handle. 33/8"W x 11"D x 10"H.
Item #: 1494-08541-1351
Was: $39.99
Outlet Price: $7.99
Use code BC18105 for 40% off 1 item
Shipping is $5.95
Total $10.74 shipped

BCO LINK

Thanks PYP!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Free Wii 5 in 1 Pro Grand Slam Sports Kit (just pay shipping!)


1 Sale a Day has a free Wii Sports Kit available TODAY ONLY! So hurry as these will probably go quick.

Just pay shipping which looks like $5.99.

Thanks Coupon Dad!

Free Border's book!

Wahoo! Borders has a HOT promotion available through August 13th! Get a FREE Book (choose from selected titles) with ANY purchase! There are other money saving offers available too. Check out all the details here.

**You will need to be a Borders Rewards Perk member to access these savings. You can sign up FREE here.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Free $20 at Good Year Auto!

Wow! Good Year Auto Service Center is offering up an awesome coupon: Take $20 off your next purchase of $20 or more! This coupon is valid through 8/31/09. You can find your nearest Good Year Auto Service location here.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Buy Low deals 8/10-8/15

I thought the Buy Low had some pretty great deals this week, so I thought I would post them for you.

Wednesday Produce Deals

Fresh Bananas 3lbs for $1
Fresh Watermelon 5lbs for $1
Barbush Apples 4lbs for $1
Fresh Cantaloupes 5lbs for $!
Red Seedless Grapes 2lbs for $1
Radish or Green Onions 5 bunches for $1

Friday Meat Deals

Foster Farm Corn Dogs, all flavors 28-33oz $3.99
Beef T-Bone or Porterhouse Steak $2.99/lb
Pork Sirloin End Chops .99/lb
Swai Fish Fillet $1.79/lb
Tyson Ready to Cook Whole Chicken 3.75lb $2.99 each
Super Lean Ground Beef $1.79/lb


Weekly Produce Deals


Kiwi Fruit 8 for $1
1lb Baby Peeled Carrots 2 for $1
California Bartlett Pears 2lbs for $1
Fresh Peaches 2lbs for $1
Red Potatoes 3lbs for $1
8oz Package Mushrooms (whole shown) $1 each
Fresh Artichokes 2 for $1
Dole 12 oz Pkg Classic Salads $1 each
3lb bag Granny Smith Apples $1 each

Weekly Meat Deals


Boneless Skineless Chicken Breast 40lb Case $1.49/lb ($59.60 per case)
Boneless Skineless Chicken Breast small packages $1.59/lb
Boneless Beef London Broil Steak $1.80/lb
Quarter Pork Loin Mixed Chops $1.59/lb
Center Cut Pork Chops $1.89/lb
Chicken Leg Quarters sold in 10lb Bag, $5.90 each bag
Bar-S Beef Hot Links 24 oz, $2.99 each
Fresh Pork Spareribs $1.50 each
Boneless Beef Short Ribs $2.39 each
31-40 Raw White Shrimps $3.99/lb


Weekly Grocery Deals


Western Family Milk 1 Gallon, Skim, 1% or 2% 2 for $3

Thanks PYP for the typed list!

Target- free apples and bananas



That sounds like a song- free apples and bananas. Does anyone else hear it? But really you can score some free apples AND bananas at Target this week. How do you ask? You can use this $1/1 lb coupon for the apples and this $0.50/1 lb coupon for the bananas. I hear the apples are priced around $1 per pound and the bananas are about .57- .69 per pound. So I guess those might not be quite free- but really .07 per pound for bananas, that's close enough to free for me. Depending on your specific Target's store policy will depend on how many of the Target coupons you can use in one transaction. And remember you can always print the Target coupons at the kiosks at the front of the store. Go to the Target.com link, scroll to the bottom, click grocery coupons, and then click the ones you want and hit print. Easy breezy and you didn't have to use your printer ink or paper to print them. (Just remember to bring scissors to cut them out.)

Monday, August 10, 2009

$2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point in August!



Just a reminder tomorrow is another $2 Tuesday at Thanksgiving Point! Plan your little excursion now!

Free National Park entrance this weekend!



Just to remind you all a little earlier than I usually do so you can plan in it- all national parks entrance fees are waived this coming weekend August 15-16! That means for Utah Parks:

Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Hovenweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Zion National Park

Check out Other States here.

Get out and do something for free this weekend before your summer ends!

Thanks for the typed list of parks PYP!

70% off sale at scholastic!



Bistro Table and Chairs
Was: $69.98
Now: $10.99


Vanity Set
Was: $59.98
Now: $10.99


Time to Learn School House Cottage
Was: $89.00
Now: $19.99



Highlights.com

Thanks PYP!

Walgreens 8/9-8/15


Weekly Register Reward Deals

Buy Reach floss, Toothbrush or Listerine 3/$9=$6RR (on 3)
Use the $5 off 3 coupon from the 8/2SS
Final cost FREE + $2 in overage!

Crest Spin Brush Pro $7.89=$3RR
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost $2.89!

Colgate Total Enamel Strength Toothpaste $2.99=$2.99RR
Use the $1 coupon from the 7/26SS
Or use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + $1 in overage!

Jergens Naturals Lotion (16.8 oz) $5.99=$5RR
Final cost .99!

Buy 2 select Neosporin $3.99 each or Band-Aid products $2.99 each=$4RR
Deal Scenarios:
Buy 2 Band-Aid products $2.99 each=$5.98
Use 2 $1 coupons from the 6/28 or 8/2RP
Pay $3.98
Get back a $4RR
Final cost 2 Band-Aid products FREE!

OR

Buy 2 Neosporin Products $3.99 each=$7.98
Use the $2 Neosporin coupon from the Walgreens Coloring Book
(You ONLY need to hand over 1 coupon and it will deduct $4)
Plus, use 2 $1 coupons from here: IE or Firefox
Or from the 8/2 or 6/28SS
Pay $1.98
Get back a $4RR
Final cost both FREE + a $2 moneymaker!
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Glade Sense and Spray $6.99=$2RR
Use the $4 coupon from All You mag.
Final cost .99!

Other Great Deals

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $2.50
Use the $2 or $2.50 coupon previously available
Final cost as low as FREE!

Campbell's Soups .79 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/2 coupon from here (on the right hand side)
Final cost .29 each!

Planters Peanuts 12 oz $1.99
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 6/28SS
Final cost $1.49 each!

Mentos Gum .99 with in ad coupon
Use the .55 or $1 coupon from the 6/21SS
(The value depends on your region)
Final cost as low as FREE!

Skittles 7.2 oz 2/$3
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/26RP
Final cost $1 each!

Wrigley's Gum 3 pack $2
Use the $1 coupon from the 7/12SS
Final cost $1!

Stayfree Maxi pads 16-24 ct $1.99
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 6/28SS
Plus, use the $1 coupon from here
(for the one you're not getting free)
Final cost .99 for 2!

All Detergent $4.49
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost $3.49!

Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaners 2/$3
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/12SS
Or the .50 coupon from here
Final cost $1!

Bic Round Grip Pens 2/$1
Use the $1/2 coupon from here
Final cost 2 for FREE!

Sharpie Highlighters .99
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Scotch Tape 3 pk gift Wrap or Magic Tape buy one at $3.99 get one FREE

Use 2 $1 coupons from the 7/12RP
Final cost .99 per 3 pack!

Buy 1 Backpack at $9.99 get 1 FREE
Final cost $4.99 each!

Ecotrin $1.99
Use $2.25 coupon from here
Or use the $2 coupon from the 5/17SS
(These coupons will most likely beep)
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!

**There are about 4-5 Back to school items that are only .19-.49 with in ad coupon. These would make great filler items for your coupon to item ratio.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Rite Aid deals for the week!

**Don't forget to bring along this $5 off $25 coupon to make all the below deals that much sweeter!

Single Check Rebates
(Rebates below are a limit of one unless otherwise noted)

Bic Soleil Razor $5.99
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #129
Use the $3 coupon from the 8/9SS
Final cost .99!

Durex Condoms or Massage Gel $6.99
Get a $3 Single Check Rebate #22 (limit 3)
Use the $2 coupon from the 6/28SS (exp. 8/15)
Final cost $1.99!

ACE Compress, Brace Wrap or Support
Prices starting at $9.99
Get a $5 Single Check Rebate #16 (limit 2)
Plus, use the $2 Ace product in ad coupon
Final cost as low as $2.99!

ProFoot Miracle, Triad or Aero3 Insoles or Flex-Tastic 3/$15
Get a $10 Single Check Rebate #10 (on 3)
Use 3 $2 Aero3 coupons from here
Final cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Sharpie Markers buy one get one free
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate (on 2) #73 on Sharpie Markers 3 ct
Final cost most likely 2 for FREE!

Scotch Pop Up Handband Tape Dispenser Desk Grip Tape Dispenser $2.49
Get a $2.49 Single Check Rebate #76
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + a $2 profit!

GE Energy Smart Bulbs $2.50
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #150 (on 2)
Final cost $1.50 each!

Rite Aid Invisible Tape, 3-Pack-buy one at $3.49, get one FREE
Get a $3 Single Check Rebate #78 (on 2)
Final cost .25 per pack!

Other Great Deals

Mentos Gum .50
Use the $1 or .55 coupon from the 6/21SS (depends on your region)
Final cost as low as FREE + overage!

Snickers .50
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/26RP
Final cost 2 Snickers for FREE!

Colgate Total Toothpaste 6 oz and Max White Toothbrush $3 each
Use the $3/2 in ad coupon
Plus, use the $3/2 coupon from Coupons.com
(Use Zip 85301)
Final cost FREE!

NYC cosmetics prices starting at $1.99
Use the $1 in ad coupon
Plus, use the $1 coupon from the August issue of All You mag.
Final cost as low as FREE!

Carefree Liners .99
Use the $1 coupon found in various magazines
(Woman's day, Good housekeeping and more!)
Or use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Kotex Liners .99
Use the $1 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Final cost FREE!

Niagara Spray Starch .99
Use the .25 coupon from the 2/22SS or 5/31SS
Final cost .74!

Shout Stain Remover Spray $2
Use the $1 coupon from the 8/2SS
Final cost $1!

Scrubbing Bubbles Aerosol Cleaner $1.99
Use the $1 coupon from the 8/2SS
Final cost .99!

Ecotrin Aspirin
prices staring at $5.49
Use the $3 in ad coupon
Plus, use the $2.25 coupon from here
Or the $2 coupon from the 5/17SS
Final cost as low as .24!

Clear Eyes (0.5 oz.) .99
Use the $1 coupon from the 8/9SS
Final cost FREE!

Thanks Hip2Save! She has a great deal scenario to make $8 profit on over $25 of items, so check it out!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sun-dried tomatoes in the oven



In trying this recipe I have found the oven does work, but a food dehydrator works better if you have one available. Either way they are delicious!

This is perfect to use up those tomatoes in your garden, and you can even cut them more after they are roasted and freeze them to make them last longer. (I'm only baking a few for a recipe I need them in so I'm using my toaster oven instead of heating up my house with our big oven.) If done right, they are amazing, and I really can't stop eating them. Thanks to my grandma for this easy recipe!

OVEN ROASTED TOMATOES

6 medium tomatoes, sliced crosswise 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
Olive oil
Salt, pepper and sugar (to taste)

Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil; generously rub with oil.

Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar.

Roast until the tomatoes shrivel, the edges start to turn brown and most of the liquid around the tomatoes has caramelized, about 1 hour.

Roasted tomatoes will keep 4 or 5 days in the refrigerator.

Home date night idea!


So there aren't any amazing deals I found today, but I have a hilarious site you and your special someone can go to if you need a good laugh cry. (That means laughing so hard you start crying.) Many of you probably have already heard of it, but it's called awkwardfamilyphotos.com.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New 80% off code at restaurant.com!




Use 80% off code PORTION to get $25 Certificates for $2 and $10 certificate for 80¢

*Don't forget to read the fine print of the certificates you want to purchase. Not all certificates have the same requirements.

Restaurant.com

Thanks PYP!

Salt Lake Connect Pass- Buy 1 day get one free!!!!



The Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass is the best way to gain access to Salt Lake's most famous and fascinating attractions. This summer the Connect Pass is even better — when you buy your first day, you get your 2nd day FREE!


Explore Salt Lake like never before with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass. The pass is activated the first time you use it and remains active for the number of consecutive days purchased. Each pass offers:

* Clark Planetarium (good for one Star Theater and one IMAX Theater admission)
* Discovery Getaway (good for one admission)
* The Lion House Pantry Restaurant (good for one pioneer meal)
* The Living Planet Aquarium (good for one admission)
* Red Butte Garden (good for one admission)
* Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort (good for one scenic foot passenger tram ride)
* Thanksgiving Point Gardens & Museum of Ancient Life (good for one Gardens admission and one Museum of Ancient Life admission)
* This Is The Place Heritage Park (good for one admission)
* Tracy Aviary (good for one admission)
* Utah Museum of Fine Arts (good for one admission)
* Utah Museum of Natural History (good for one admission)
* Utah Olympic Park (good for one admission and one guided tour)
* Utah's Hogle Zoo (good for one admission)

The passes are good through December, but you must book your buy one get one free pass before the summer is over which is August 31st.

Salt Lake City Connect Pass information and tickets

2-day pass pricing (1 day FREE!)
$20.00 each Adults (13 to 64)
$18.00 each Seniors (65 & older)
$16.00 each Children (12 & younger)

Thanks PYP! I am so excited about this! What a steal!

Free Chocolate Friday...



And again. It is free chocolate friday. Request your coupon here. And then enjoy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Target organizers!



When I started couponing seriously I had a big binder with baseball card sheet protectors to help organize all my coupons. Now that I'm mainly into the file box system I still use that to organize my loose coupons, but my mom also found a mini accordian file that I could bring with me to the store to organize the coupons for the different stores I might go to. I have looked for these since then and haven't been able to find them, but my friend Julie just found them at the Jordan Landing Target dollar spot! I would imagine they would be at other Target dollar spots if she found them there. She said they had 3 different sizes of accordian files with dividers - a bigger letter sized one like the picture, one check sized, and one coupon sized. Organize your little heart out!

Thanks Julie!

Free Bread Twist at the Pizza Factory!

I love bread twists here! With this great coupon, you can score a FREE twist with any $5 purchase! Coupon says "one twist per coupon" so print enough for your whole family!
Coupon valid only at Provo, Lindon, Spanish Fork & Syracuse locations. Expires 12/31/09.

Here's another coupon for $5 any Family Special!

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Free cookies at Target!

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Coupons.com has a new printable coupon for $1/1 Pepperidge Farms cookies. People have also been seeing smaller bags of these cookies at the Target dollar spots for you guessed it $1! That means two bags of free cookies! (remember you can always print two printable coupons per computer)

Thanks NWA Deals!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dinner List for August 4-11



Morning Star veggie burgers- surprisingly delicious (we had these yesterday August 4th) with Watermelon- I got the Burger patties at Target and after the Kelloggs rebate the patties ended up costing me .34 a box. Watermelon and green salad for sides.

Tuna Noodle Cobbler- A fun twist on a standard recipe. I don't use the pimentos, but chop up red and yellow peppers and it turns out great. You can add any vegetables to this, and it still turns out great.

Hot Dog Roast up the canyon- and the standard sides watermelon, potato salad, and lemonade

Catalina Chicken- MMMM- I love this recipe! Since I only have bone in chicken, this might be interesting- but I think I'm going to put it in the crock pot, and maybe the meat will fall off the bone. It's a super simple recipe. Chicken Breast- 1 can cranberries (jellied) 8 ounces catalina dressing, pour over chicken in a casserole dish (uncovered) baked 350 for 1 hour. (In my crockpot I'm going to try to cook it on low for several hours) Served with rice- and squash on the side.

Crepes- 3-4 eggs, 2 c milk, 2 c flour, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 3/8 c sugar, 3/8 c oil, pinch of salt- blend it all up and cook on a skillet. Served with peanut butter, syrup, eggs, fruit, and jam.

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad (Using up one of my free Sun dried tomato dressings I got at Smiths this week! And I'm making my own sun dried tomatoes.) Thanks Amber for the recipe to try!

Macaroni and Cheese from The Deceptively Delicious cookbook- it has butternut squash or cauliflower puree in it.

Squash casserole- I haven't decided what recipe to use for next week yet- what are your favorites?

Can you tell what is ripe in my garden- squash and tomatoes- YUMMY!

Free Kids Meal at IKEA!



IKEA is offering a free meal for your child 12 and under! You can choose any 3 kid sized item to create a meal. The 3 to choose from includes meatballs, a PB&J sandwich, kids yogurt, 2 cookies, chocolate milk and more. No adult purchase necessary- but it is for kids 12 and under only.

This offer will be good at participating locations through August 16, 2009. Fun! Maybe I'll do the $2 Tuesday at Thanksgiving Point next week and then swing by IKEA for my son's free lunch. Love it!

McDonalds coupon!



Free medium fries and drink with this coupon and a McDonald's Angus Third Pounder purchase. Sounds yummy! Offer expires August 31, 2009.

Free Arby's Wednesday deal!

Here is the breakdown of the Arby's Wednesday deals in August:

August 5th - FREE Regular Roast Beef with any soft drink purchase (This is for today!)

August 12th - FREE Roast Chicken Club with any soft drink purchase(This one is my favorite!)

August 19th - FREE FruiTea with any sandwich purchase

August 26th - FREE Regular Beef ‘n Cheddar with any soft drink purchase

As always call ahead to make sure your store is participating.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Awesome Children's Activity Coupon book at Walgreens!

There's a Children’s Activity Booklet that can be found at Walgreens for $.99. It looks like the above picture and contains a bunch of great coupons for products like Benadryl, Neosporin and Zooth toothbrushes. Last year I missed out on snagging one of these and was so sad for some sales that came up and all the free stuff I could have gotten. The coupons don't expire until March 2010- so this is a great deal for some awesome coupons that will for sure be used before then!

Thanks Coupon Cravings!

Albertsons and Smiths shopping trip!

Yesterday was a crazy day- and I only had time to put my groceries away- so I didn't take a picture of them. But here is what I got.

Smiths- double coupon event (this ends TONIGHT!)

2 lbs Challenge butter
2- 4 packs Dannon Yogurt
4 Cover Girl Eye Shadow
1 French's mustard
4 cans of Dole pineapple
3 bottles of Ken's dressing
2 packages of Ronzoni Bistro meals
4 lbs of cheese
3 sticks of Secret deodorant
1 16 oz container of cottage cheese
2 packages of Deli meat
1 box Pringles Stix

I would have spent $75.36

But after coupons and sales I spent $16.07

That's a savings of 79%!

And then at Albertsons I purchased

8 bottles of Wishbone salad dressing
4 bags of salad (my salad dressing had hanging coupons that if you bought two Wishbone products you could get 1 free bag of salad up to $2- there were still some in an end cap display across from the dairy isle at the Center Street store)
4 Knorr Pasta Sides
4 boxes of Kix cereal
3 boxes of Honey Nut cheerios
2 bottles of Mayonnaise

I would have spent $62.72

and I spent $18.22- but got back a $15 catalina good on my next purchases at Albertsons- which means I really spent $3.22!

And without factoring in my catalina I saved 71%!

Now some of you probably are thinking- how in the world does she make meals out of all this random stuff? That is not a normal grocery shopping list. And it's true. It isn't. But I buy things when they are the cheapest most rock bottom price and as much of it as I can. Then I do the same thing the next week, I just buy different items. So now when I need to make dinner I can go to my pantry and shop there- rather than at the grocery store at full prices. Love it! I might go hit the Albertsons sale again this week, but for right now I need a little shopping rest. :)

I do have to say though the Albertsons on Center Street in Provo was AMAZINGLY stocked, and even the Smiths was! I was happy that the store managers prepared for these sales and really made an effort to keep the major sale items available. I think I'm going to call their corporate offices to let them know how great I think they both did.

Two free tacos at Jack in the Box TODAY!

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Use this coupon to get two free tacos to Jack in the Box today only! There aren't any Jack in the Boxes near me unfortunately, but maybe you have one close by!

Thanks Spoofee!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Amazing Unilever sale at Albertsons!



In Albertsons Sunday ad they have two double coupons, but also announced in the ad the "Buy $20 Get $5 OYNSO" P&G catalina promo (and items), and the "Buy $30 Get $15 OYNSO" Unilever/GenMills promo (and items). There are TONS of HOT items you can get with your coupons not even doubling them! Here is a PYP list of those added deals in the grocerysmarts format.

Sale prices are effective 8/2 to 8/8!

I am busy today hitting Albertsons and Smiths to get a ton of great deals- good luck!

$2 Tuesdays at Thanksgiving Point in August!



I have been waiting to post about this! On Tuesdays in August Thanksgiving Point is offering an entrance fee of $2 to the Museum of Ancient Life, the Gardens or Farm Country! Normally their entrance fees are $10 0r more, so this is essentially a savings of 80% or much more!

I do hear sometimes long lines form for their dinosaur museum, so if you're interested in doing that- make sure to show up early before it opens to be one of the first to get in, but the rest of the venues weren't too crowded last year.

Farm country is where I'm going this year, as my 1 year old is just interested in saying Roar to all the animals, but the gardens are beautiful and could be a fun cheap date- especially if you bring a picnic basket and bikes- dinner and a beautiful ride around the gardens- what more could you want?

Children 2 and under are also free! I'm so excited to plan my trip there this year!

Back to School Deals!



Back to School Deals:

Staples

Staples Filler paper 120 sheets .01 (Limit 5)
ONLY available through Wednesday!

Accel 1 Subject Notebook 100 sheets .75 (Limit 3)

Zebra Retractable ballpoint pens $1
Use the $1/2 SmartSource coupon
Final cost .50 each!

$1 Items (after instant savings or Easy Rebate):
Staples 3-hole binder punch
RoseArt Washable watercolors
Paper Mate Sharpwriter mechanical pencils 5 pk
Westcott 7” bent handle scissors
Staples Delta Elite Retractable Gel Pens 2 pk
Poohy Petz assorted monkey head cap erasers 10 pk
Staples photo plus paper 60 pk

$2 Items (after instant savings or Easy Rebate):

Staples bright white multiuse paper, 500 sheet ream $7.99
Get $2 taken off automatically at the register
Plus, submit for a $3.99 Easy Rebate
Final cost $2!

BIC Wite-Out Correction Fluid $2
Use the $1/2 Bic coupon from Coupons.com
Final cost $1.50!

Other $2 items:
3 M Command Poster Strips, 12 pk
OOPS Retractable Correction Tape, 2 pk
Sharpie Retractable Permanent Makers, fine tip, 3 pk
Post-It 1/2 Tape Flags
Scotch Magic invisible tape, 3 pk
Staples 3 ring pencil pouches
Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Rollerball Pens, 3 pk

Please note that on the front page of my ad was a coupon to get a FREE $10 Staples gift card when you spend $50 or more. Combine this with all the great back to school deals and your bound to get some great bargains!

**Remember that Staples Easy Rebates are just that, easy! Go on over here to read more about them. Basically you'll be able to submit all your info online. You won't even have to mail anything in! That's the best part in my opinion. You'll receive your rebates within 4-6 weeks after submitting them!

OfficeMax
2-Pocket Basic or Prong Folders .01 (Limit 6)
12″ Wood Ruler .01 (Limit 3)
OfficeMax Wide or College-Ruled Filler Paper .10 (Limit 3)
Office Max #2 Pencils 12 Pack .10 (Limit 3)
Composition Book, Wide or College-Ruled 100 Sheet .50 (Limit 6)

Office Depot
Office Depot Brand Pencil Pouch .50
Tug Pencil Sharpener .10
Paper Mate #2 Pencil 10 pk .25
Office Depot Value Notebook Filler Paper 150 sheets .50
Sharpie Accent Pocket Highlighters 6 pk .99
Paper Mate Ball Point Stick Pens 10 pk .99

**Also, If you purchase $5 or more worth of items you can snag a FREE Scholastic glue!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Doublers for Smiths- only through tomorrow!



Holy Cow! I am so excited- and definitely planning a double coupon trip to Albertsons and Smiths today- but mainly I'm thrilled for Smiths! Check here for a complete list of Smiths double coupon matchup ideas. Thanks PYP! I'm so loving all the options and you can use as many coupons as you want- there's no limit! They will double coupons up to $1- just like Albies- so that means your total double off could come to $2 per item! With the P&G promo- (buy 4 P & G items get $4 off your non P&G products) this could be a great time to double all those $1 coupons on diapers and detergent and the such! (Remember the double coupon event ends tomorrow August 4th!)

Here are a few that I might be doubling!

Ball Freezer Jars, 16 oz.--pack of 4 $3.03
Use: Ball Freezer Jars or Freezer Jam Pack, 8 oz. or 16 oz. .75/1 DND (10-31-09) RP-4/26
Final price: $1.53

Bayer Chewable or Low Dose aspirin 36 ct. 2.40
Bayer Aspirin, any 24 ct. or larger $1/1 (10-31-09) RP-7/26
Final price: .40

Bumble Bee Premium Tuna Pouch, 2.5 oz albacore $1.99 (the chunk light is $1.49)
Use: Bumble Bee Premium Tuna Pouch, any 2.5 or 5 oz. $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-6/14
Final price: free!

Challenge butter, 16 oz. quarters $2
Use: $.50/1 printable--see this thread: http://www.pinchingyourpennies.com/...light=challenge
Final price: $1

Cover Girl products--varying prices
Use: CoverGirl product, any $1/1 (8-31-09) P&G-8/2
Final price: varies, but many items are free--remember that you get a $4.00 discount wyb 4 P & G products

Crest toothpaste--select varieties $1.00
Use: Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, any 4.2 oz. or larger .50/1 (8-31-09) P&G-8/2
Final price: free!

Danimals Crush Cup 4 ct. 1.88
Dannon Danimals Crush Cup, any $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-7/26
Final price: FREE

Danimals drinkables 6 ct. 1.88
Dannon Danimals product, any 6 pack drink, 12 pack drink or 4 pack Crush Cup $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-7/26
Final price: FREE

Dannon Activia $1.88
Use: Dannon Activia, Activia Light, Activia Fiber or Activia Drinks, any 4-pack $1/1 DND (10-30-09) SS-7/26)
Coupon $1/1
Final price=FREE!!

Dole pineapple tidbits *tuna sized can* .79
used IP coupon .50/1 any canned
Final price: $.29

Dole pineapple chunks 20 oz. 1.19
Use: Dole Canned Pineapple, any 20 oz. .55/2 (9-30-09) SS-6/28
Final price: .64 each wyb two

Extra or Wrigleys multipack gum 2.19
Extra or Wrigleys Gum, any 3-pack Multipack $1/1 (10-12-09) SS-7/12
Final price: .19

French's mustard $1.49
Use: Frenchs Mustard, any .75/1 (8-31-09) SS-5/10
Final price: free!

Glade spray $1.79
used $1/1 magazine coupon
Final price: free!

Hefty Foam Plates, pack of 50 $1.69
Use: $1/2 coupon from Corona de Mayo booklet
Final price: $.69 each wyb two

Johnson's baby powder small bottle $$1.69
use IP coupon $1/1
BONUS ~ shelf prices applied towards BABY CLUB POINTS
Final price: free!

Johnson & Johnson 10 ct. gauze pads 1.99
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross product, any $1/1 (8-31-09) RP-5/17
Johnson and Johnson Red Cross product, any excluding trial sizes $1/1 (11-30-09) SS-8/2
Final price: FREE

Johnson & Johnson medical tape 3.29
Johnson & Johnson Red Cross product, any $1/1 (8-31-09) RP-5/17
Johnson and Johnson Red Cross product, any excluding trial sizes $1/1 (11-30-09) SS-8/2
Final price: 1.29

Ken's salad dressing or spritzer $1.99
Use: Kens Dressing, any $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-8/2 or Kens Lite Accents Salad Dressing Spray, any 7 oz. $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-8/2 (use coupon appropriate to product you purchase)
Final price: free!

Lady Speed Stick 1.00
Speed Stick Antiperspirants/Deodorants or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirants/Deodorants, any excluding .5 oz. product .75/2 (8-15-09) SS-7/26
Final price: .25

Land O Frost Bistro Lunchmeat, 6 oz 2.99
Land O Frost Bistro Favorites, any variety $1/1 (9-30-09) RP-6/28
Final price after double: .99

Mentos Gum $1.00
Use: Mentos Gum, any flavor .55/1 DND (9-30-09) SS-6/21
Final price: free!
Nalley's pickles (2 varieties) 1.99 (the 46 oz. ones are $2.50, for a final price of $.50 with the same coupon)
Nalley Pickles, 16 oz. or larger $1/1 (8-22-09) SS-6/28
Final price: FREE

Nalley's pickles (2 varieties) 1.99
Use: $.75/1 printable at http://coupons2.smartsource.com/sma...k=235ZMFJDIS36M
Final price: $.50

Nature Made vitamins 50% of
Nature Made Vitamins, any $1/1 (9-2-09) SS-8/2
Final price: Varies

Pampers (must buy in groups of 4 for this deal to be its best) $9.77 each
-$4 P&G promo
Use: 4 coupons Pampers Diapers or Pants, any $1/1 (8-31-09) P&G-8/2
-$4 doubled
Final price: $27.08 for four! (cost of $6.77 each--combine with other P & G promo items if you want to buy a smaller quantity)

Raid Wasp & Hornet spray 4.89
Raid Flying Insect Killer, Wasp and Hornet Killer or Disposable Yellow Jacket Trap, any $1/1 (9-27-09) SearsSS-8/2
Raid Flying Insect Killer, Wasp and Hornet Killer or Yellow Jacket Trap, any $1/1 (8-22-09) SS-7/12
Final price: 2.89 PLUS receive 1.00 OYNSO for each two

Reach floss 1.49
Reach Dental Floss, any excluding trial sizes or any Reach Access Flosser $1/1 (5-31-10) SS-6/14
Final price: FREE

Reach toothbrush 1.79
Reach Toothbrush or Value Pack, any $1/1 (5-31-10) SS-6/14
Final price: FREE

Right guard deodorant $1.00
Right Guard, Soft and Dri or Dry Idea Products, any $1/2 (9-30-09) SS-7/12
Final: 2 for FREE

Ronzoni Bisto $2.23
Double: Ronzoni Bistro item $1/1 (8-8-09) SS-5/10
Final price: $.23 cents each

Secret Flawless or Gel Deodorant 3.49 when you buy/2.49 when you buy 4
Secret, any excluding trial size $1/1 (8-31-09) P&G-7/5
Final price after double: .49

Skintimate shave gel $2.35
Use: Skintimate Shave Cream or Gel, any $1/1 (9-26-09) SearsSS-8/2
Final price: $.35

Smucker's Ice cream toppings 1.65
Smuckers Toppings, any $1/2 DND (8-31-09) RP-5/17 (This says Do Not Double, so YMMV.)
Final price: .65

Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers or Milky Way singles bars, any 2-2.13 oz. $.69
Use: Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers or Milky Way singles bars, any 2-2.13 oz. $1/2 (8-23-09) RP-7/26
Final price: 2 for free!

Sure for Men deodorant 1.80
Sure for Men Anti-perspirant & Deodorant, any $1.25/1 (8-31-09) SS-6/28
Sure for Men Anti-perspirant and Deodorant, any $1/1 (9-30-09) SS-8/2
Final price: FREE

Sure deodorant 1.80
Sure Anti-perspirant & Deodorant, any 2 oz. or larger .75/1 (8-31-09) SS-6/28
Sure Anti-perspirant & Deodorant, any 2 oz. or larger .75/1 (9-30-09) SS-8/2
Final price: .30

Tide 5.88/or 4.88 each when you buy 4
Tide detergent or Tide to Go $1/1 (8-31-09) P&G-8/2
Final price: 2.88

Wacky Mac $1.59
Use: printable linked in this post http://www.pinchingyourpennies.com/...01&postcount=52
Final price: $.09

Here is the link to see the Albertsons double coupon options you can use through tomorrow as well.

Rite Aid 8/2-8/8- AMAZING DEALS!!!


Rite Aid has some stellar Free After Rebate deals this week! What that means is you purchase the item, enter your receipt information online at Rite Aid Single Check Rebate and they send you a check that you can either cash at a bank or use like cash at any Rite Aid store. It is so fast and easy, and I love that I can use my rebate for more things at Rite Aid or cash it and use at any other store.

**Don't forget to bring along this $5 off $25 coupon to make all the below deals that much sweeter!

Thanks Hip2Save for these matchups! She also has more awesome deal scenario money makers if you wanted to check out her full post of what you could do here this week!

Single Check Rebates
(Rebates below are a limit of one unless otherwise noted)

Werther’s Original Caramel Chocolate Candies $2.99
Get a $2.99 Single Check Rebate #146
Use the .55 coupon from the 4/26SS
Final cost FREE + a .55 moneymaker!

Spend $15 on select Unilever products:
Includes Ragu, Lipton Tea, Hellman’s Best Food/Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Knorr/Lipton Sides
Get a $5 Single Check Rebate #145

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Skippy Peanut Butter $1.99 each
Buy 4 Ragu sauces $1.99 each
Total=$15.92
Use 4 .50 Skippy coupons from the 8/2RP
Plus, use 2 Ragu $1/2 coupons from the 8/2RP
(may be higher or lower depending on your region)
Or use the $1/2 Ragu coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Pay $11.92
Get back a $5 Single Check Rebate
Final cost just .87 per item!
**Remember you could also mix and match these items with the Lipton Tea--which is also on sale for $1.99.
(Thanks, ForTheMommas!)
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Crest Pro Health Toothpaste $2.79
Get a $2.79 Single Check Rebate #124
Use the .75 coupon from the 7/5 or 8/2PG
Final cost FREE + a .75 moneymaker!

Crest Pro Health Mouthwash 4/$20
Get a $10 Single Check Rebate #2 (on 4)
Use 4 .75 coupons from the 8/2PG
Final cost $1.75 each!

Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner $2.99
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #6
Use the $1 coupon from the 7/12RP
Final cost FREE!

Pantene Products 2/$7
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #117 (on 2)
Buy one shampoo and one styler
Use the buy one get one free coupon from the 6/28SS
Plus, use the $1 coupon from the 7/26RP
(for the item you're not getting free)
Final cost .25 each!

Gillette Venus Razor $7
Get a $5 Single Check Rebate #127
Use the $2 coupon from the 8/2PG
Final cost FREE!

Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic $7.99
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #110
Use the $2 Banana Boat coupon from here
Or use the $2 Hawaiian Tropic coupon from here
Final cost $3.99!

Zantac 150 (8 ct) $4.99
Get a $4.99 Single Check Rebate #27
Use the $3 coupon from here
Or the $1 coupon from the 5/17SS
Plus, submit for the $5 rebate
Final cost as low as FREE + an $8 moneymaker!

ReNu MultiPurpose Solution 8 oz Bottle Twin Pack $9.99
Get a $9.99 Single check Rebate #3
Use the $2 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + a $2 moneymaker!

Natrol Probiotic $8.99
Get a $8.99 Single Check Rebate #19
Use the $3 coupon from here
Final cost FREE + a $3 moneymaker!

Skin Clinic Advanced Wart Remover $14.99
Get a $14.99 Single Check Rebate #14
Final cost FREE!

GE Soft White Long Life Light Bulbs $2
Get a $2 Single Check Rebate #151
Final cost FREE!

Duck Brand EZ Start Frustration Free Tape $1.49
Get a $1.49 Single Check Rebate #69
Final cost FREE!

Buy $15 in Duracell Batteries- priced at $3 each
Get a $5 Single Check Rebate #92

Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 packs for a total of $15
Use 5 .75 coupons from the 7/12RP or 8/2PG
Pay $11.25
Get back a $5 Single Check Rebate
Final cost $1.25 per package!
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Other Great Deals

Honey Nut Cheerios Cereal Cup .99
Use the $1 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Final cost FREE!

Clairol Loving Care Hair Color $4.99
Use the $4 coupon from the 8/2PG
Final cost .99!

Deal Scenario:
(If you're in need of lots of Hair color)
Buy 6 Clairol Loving Care Hair Color $29.94
Use the $5 off $25 coupon
Plus, use 6 $4 coupons from the 8/2PG
Final cost for 6 boxes of hair color .94!
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Aquafresh Toothpaste- Advanced, Ultra Whitening or Extreme Clean $1.88
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost .88!

Tag Antiperspirant/Deodorant or Body Wash $2.99
Use the $2 coupon from the 8/2PG
Final cost .99!

BIC Crystal Stick Pens (10 ct.) 2/$1
Use the $1/2 coupon from here
Final cost FREE!

Walgreens 8/2-8/8



Monthly Register Reward Deals

Select Kellogg's Cereal 12 -20 oz 2/$5=$2RR (on 2)
Use 2 $1 coupons from here (for Special K Blueberry Cereal)
Or use the $1/2 coupons from the 8/2RP
Final cost as low as .50 per box!

Buy $10 in select products below=$5RR
Cheez it 7.5 or 9 oz $2
Keebler Cookies 11.5 or 15 oz $2
Rice Krispies Treats 8 pk $2
Pop Tarts $2
Cheez its 4.5 or Keebler Cookies 5.25 - 6oz $1
Club Crackers/Sandies Pecan Shortbread 16 oz 2/$5
Fiber Plus Bars 5 pk 2/$5
Nutri-Grain Bars 8 pk 2/$5
Special K Protein, 6 pk Bars or 4 pk Shakes $5

Deal Scenario:
Buy 5 boxes of Pop-Tarts=$10
Use 2 $1/2 coupons from the 8/2RP
Plus, use 1 .55 coupon from here
Pay $7.45
Get back a $5RR
Final cost just .49 per box!
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Garnier Triple Nutrition Shampoo, Conditioner and Styler products $3.34=$2RR
Use the $1 coupon from the 7/12RP
Final cost .34!

Buy 1 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara=coupon for a FREE Greatlash Mascara
Final cost 50% off each one!

Weekly Register Reward Deals

Buy 8 participating products below, get a $10 Register Reward--buy 6, get a $6RR--buy 4, get a $2RR
Participating Products Include:
Dove Hair Care (7 - 12oz) 2/$6
Dove or Degree Clinical Protection Deodorant $5.99
Dove or Degree Deodorant (2.6-3 oz) 2/$7
Dove Lotion 13.5 oz or Body Wash 24 oz 25% off
Vaseline IC Lotion 25% off
Pond's Skin Care 25% off
285pk Q-Tips Vanity or 500pk Swabs 25% off
Suave Antiperspirant/Deodorant 2.6 or 6 oz 25% off
Breyers Ice Cream 48oz 2/$7
Lipton Tea 40pk Green tea, 48pk Decaf, 100pk Orig $2.99
Hellmann's Mayo 22 or 30 oz $2.99
Skippy peanut butter 16.3 oz 2/$4
Ragu 26 oz 2/$4
Bertolli Dinner 24 oz $5.99

Deal Scenario:
Buy 4 Jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce- on sale 2/$4
Buy 4 Skippy Peanut Butters-- on sale 2/$4
Total=$16
Use 2 $1/2 Ragu coupons from the 8/2RP (this value may be higher or lower depending upon the region you live in)
Or use the $1/2 coupon from here: IE or Firefox
Plus, use 4 .50 Skippy coupons from the 8/2RP
Pay $12
Get back a $10 Register Reward
Final cost ONLY $2 for 8 items --just .25 each!
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Buy $15 in products below=$5RR
Colgate Toothpaste - Original 8.2 oz or Total Advance 5.8 oz $3
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap or 3 pack Irish Spring Soap 2/$4
Colgate Toothbrush - 2 pack 360, 360 sonic or kids battery $5
Irish Spring Bodywash 15 or 18oz 2/$7
Speed Stick 2.7 to 3.25 oz or Lady's 2.3 oz 2/$5

Deal Scenario:
Buy 2 Irish Spring Bodywashes $7
Buy 2 Speed Stick $5
Buy 2 Softsoap hand soaps $4
Total=$16
Use 2 $2 Irish Spring coupons from here (use zip 45435)
Use 2 $1.50 Speed Stick coupons from here (use zip 33907)
Use 2 $1 Softsoap coupons from here (use zip 45435_
Pay $7
Get back a $5RR
Final cost just .33 per item!
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Vitamin Shampoo & Conditioner (13 oz) $3.99=$3.99RR
Final cost FREE!
**Look for Try Me FREE handtags on these!

Gum Toothbrush 2 pack $3.49=$3.49RR
Use the $1 coupon from the 6/21RP
Final cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Buy 4 Crest Toothpaste (Whitening Expressions 6 oz or Whitening w/ Scope 6.2 oz) and/or Oral B Advantage Glide or 1-2-3 Toothbrush for $10 total=$5RR
Use 4 .75 or .50 coupons from the 8/2PG
Final cost as low as .50 each!

Other Great Deals

Jell-O 2 boxes for $1 with in ad coupon
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 7/26RP
Or use the .50/2 coupon from here
Final cost as low as 2 boxes for FREE!

Tylenol PM (20-24 ct) buy one at $5.49 get one free
Use 2 $2 coupons from the 7/26SS
Final cost .75 per package!

Dawn 10.3 oz .99
Use the .25 coupon from the 8/2PG
Final cost .74!

Scotch Packaging Tape buy one at $3.49 get one free
Use 2 .50 coupons from the 7/26RP
Final cost $1.24 each!

Expo Dry Erase Markers 3 or 4 pack $1.99
Use the $1 coupon from here
Final cost .99!

Penway 2 Pocket Folder .09 with in ad coupon
There are also lots of other back to school deals available.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Quick Bear Lake vacation!

I realize I have been missing in action for a few days. We went to Bear Lake on Thursday and got back Saturday night- where I was so tired, I didn't have the energy to update the deals right then. (Also I am 22 weeks pregnant- so my energy levels are not what they usually are.) Anyway, I am back and ready for deal finding action. It seems to have been a crazy deal weekend- so I will update the deals currently available- thanks for your patience- and I hope you guys had a great weekend too!

The Sunday newspaper had tons of coupon inserts in them- 4 if you have the daily herald (2 Smart Source, 1 Red Plum, 1 Proctor and Gambler) and 3 for any other paper (all minus the Red Plum, which you will get in the mail)- There was also a Keebler insert tucked in the Red Plum insert which technically makes another insert- so you could get up to 5 inserts! And there are more double coupons for Albertsons- and Smiths is doubling coupons. WHAT IN THE WORLD??!!? Loving it though! With the information of Albertson's stores being sold in Utah- I was very sad- but if Smiths is starting to double coupons, I'm going to be loving it!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wii Console $190.00!!!


Open Box: Nintendo Wii Console White
Item #: N82E16868100018R
Original Price: $249.99
You Save: $59.00
Your Price:$190.99

If you're looking for a Wii and don't mind an open box- this could be a GREAT deal for you!

Thanks Pinching Your Pennies!


Free Glam Bag!


RiteAid is offering a new rebate valid on purchases 7/26-9/26. If you purchase 3 participating beauty products, you'll get the Glam Bag that contains several free beauty samples!

Participating products include:

  • Sally Hansen Products
  • Maybelline Products
  • Clearasil Products
  • Veet Products
  • got2b Products
  • New York Color Products
  • Love’s Products
  • Phisoderm Products

CouponClippinMama says the NYC nail polishes are only .99 each and work for this rebate!

Go here for more info.

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Free Board book!


Do you own a LeapFrog toy?

If so, you can snag a FREE LeapFrog Tag Junior Book, ABC Animal Orchestra Board book ($10.99 value)! All you need to do is go here and link your LeapFrog toy to the LeapFrog Learning Path. The Learning Path is a FREE online resource that lets you see and share in your child's play and learning with LeapFrog.

**Limit one offer per household.

Thanks Hip2Save!

Kid to Kid $1 sale!


Head on over to the Kid to Kid in American Fork today for some great kids deals! They have marked over 500 items down to $1- so if you want the best pickings- be there right as they open!
American Fork, Utah
More information about this store
1438 E. Main St. Lehi (Located on the west end of The Meadows Shopping Center)

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

El Pollo Loco Coupon!

Take this printable coupon to any El Pollo Loco by Saturday (8/1) to get a FREE Pollo Bowl with the purchase of any Pollo Bowl. Click here to find an El Pollo Loco near you.

Thanks Coupon Cravings!

National Cheesecake day!



I didn't even know this day existed! But better late than never. Thursday July 30th is National Cheesecake day this year- and The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating by offering a 1/2 price slice of cheesecake ALL day long! Maybe I'll see some of you there!

Thanks Coupon Cravings!

Dinner ideas for the week!

This week is a little crazy as we are going to a family reunion for my husband's family Thursday, Friday and Saturday. So really I only have three meals I'm going to be making. Wednesday, Sunday, and Monday.

Grilled Steaks and Sweet Potato Fries

Grilled Honey Mustard chicken with corn on the cob

Chicken Parmesaen with a caesar salad (maybe I'll even try to grill that!)

Yes, lots of grilling this week, I want to leave the oven off as much as possible in this heat!

Printing coupons with a different zipcode

As you might have noticed I don't ever post coupons.com coupons that require you to put in a different zipcode. (Unless it's from Rite Aid or Walgreens deals that I didn't catch from Hip2Save) I don't feel it's completely honest to be printing coupons from a different zipcode as the manufacturers put out the coupons for that specific area, and I don't live in that area, so I feel I shouldn't get the coupon. There have been several times that I saw a coupon and wanted to print it off, and realized I had to put in a different zipcode to print it, so I didn't. I figure there are tons of deals and I don't need to be pretending to be from another area just to print off more coupons. It's my personal opinion, but I thought I would let you guys know why I don't post those deals for you.

Modbe Warehouse sale!



Modbe Clothing, which specializes in cute, {modest} swimwear will be holding a clearance event! Prices will be discounted as much as 75%!. I love their swimsuit styles, but am not going to lie I can't usually afford them- so this is perfect for me!

Warehouse Moving Sale, runs July 29 - August 1

Wednesday: 8 am to 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 3 pm
Friday: 8 am to 3 pm
Saturday: 8 am to Noon

Modbe Warehouse
119 North 1380 West
Orem, Utah 84057

Maybe I'll see some of you there!

Thanks Utah Deal Diva!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Awesome school supply deals!

Office Max has some amazing back to school supply deals this week!


Crayons--$0.01 per pack (Limit 3)


Junior Scissors--$0.20 each (Limit 3)

Assorted Erasers and Grips--$0.25 per pack (Limit 3)

Poly Folders--$0.25 each (Limit 6)

Check your ad here for all of the Back-To-School Deals available at Office Max this week!


Jamba BOGO!

Jamba juice has their: buy one smoothie get one FREE coupon back! This offer will go until 8/9!

Buca di Beppo $10 off $20!

Buca Di Beppo is offering their save $10 on any food purchase of $20 or more coupon! This coupon is valid through 8/9/09, so hurry and use it!

Thanks Hip2Save!



Walgreens Garnier Fructis deal!

The new Garnier Triple Nutrition Shampoo, Conditioner and Styler products are on sale for $3.34 this week (they may be marked at $3.99, so make sure to price check them). When you purchase one it will generate a $2 Register Reward. Plus, you can use the $1 Garnier coupon from the 6/21 (exp. 7/31) or 7/12RP. That makes them .34 after coupons and Register Rewards!!!! I was running lower on shampoo and conditioner considering I haven't bought any for 5 months, so this is a great price for me to snag some!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Amber also commented- The deal on Herbal Essence at Rite Aid is actually better. So, if you still have those coupons, you should check that one out. There are a lot of great deals at Rite Aid right now (I made $2 shopping there yesterday). And then you don't have to worry about what to buy with the extra RRs.

Thanks Amber!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Home Date night idea!

O.k. I'm a little late with this one, and it is something you probably have done before- but have a game night with that special someone. Sometimes we just can't seem to decide which game to play- so we'll put all the games we have even a slight interest in and write it on a slip of paper and put it in a hat. (Make it an exciting hat, like a sombrero or a pioneer hat or something.) Then we'll choose out which game to play. Sometimes we'll shorten the games so we can get to two or three for the night, or we'll just play one game a few times, or one really long game like monopoly.



Since that isn't an out of the ordinary tip- I'll let you know of an AMAZINGLY fun game we played for the first time during our date last week- and that you probably haven't heard of. I love the game Ticket to Ride, but my husband does not. So I am sad because I only get to play this on very rare occasions. However this new game Thurn and Taxis is similar to Ticket to Ride, but my husband will actually play it! (I'm thinking I need to invest in this!) You have post offices you're trying to build, and you're trying to connect routes, but you aren't locked into a certain route like in Ticket to Ride, and you're aware of who is close to ending the game, which is something my husband likes. I love strategy games, and this one has so many different strategies you always feel like you have so many options. (Maybe TOO many options sometimes :) )



Another GREAT game we have played is called Bohnanza- it's a bean planting card game. Don't mock it before you try it. I got it for my birthday this year from my amazing sister, and after showing it to several of our friends they decided to make the investment in it- it's an addicting one though so be careful.



And another fun one is Metro. In this game you are building railroad tracks and you want to get the most points by creating the longest and most intricate railroad tracks.

I have to say Germans make the best games. Metro is a french game, but most of our favorites- Bohnanza, Settlers of Catan and Carcasone are all German. And I think many of the fun board games out there if they aren't German they were knocked off a German game. Way to go Germans for creating so many awesome board games! Check out Killer Bunnies too if you haven't heard of it. Have fun!

Buy One Get One Sundaes at Ben and Jerry's on Mondays!



Free Monday sundae only applies to equal or lesser value. Offer expires August 31, 2009!
To get all the details or to find a Ben & Jerry's location near you click here.


Free Family Fun Fest!


If you haven't decided what to do tonight with your family, you might want to check out this Family Fun Fest!

The Principal Financial Group is bringing a national minor league baseball festival tour to Salt Lake City tonight. And best of all, it's free! The Family Fun Fest will take place outside the main gates of Spring Mobile Ballpark before the Salt Lake Bees take on the Portland Beavers. The festival begins at 4 p.m.; the game at 7 p.m. Principal Financial says there are more than 20 attractions in the festival, including a midway with batting and pitching cages, giant slides, bounce houses and bungee runs.

Can't make it tonight? For a list of other Salt Lake Bees promotions on other nights, go here. One buy-one-get-one-free promotion is not listed on the team's site. Go here for more information.

Thanks One Cheap Chick!

3 more doublers for Albertsons!

There were three doublers for Albertsons in the following papers this past Sunday that are good through Tuesday July 28th:

SL Trib, A6
Des News A17
Daily Herald, A4
Herald Journal, A7
Standard Examiner, 4A
Spectrum, D6

Here are some possible deals you could get!

7up--Cherry variety $4.99 BOGO--get 2 packs (only one needs to be the Cherry flavor for your coupon)
Use: $1 off Cherry 7UP 12-pack here
Final price: $2.99 for 2 (or print 2 coupons and buy 4 packs for $5.98)

Crest Toothpaste, 6.4 oz. $2.00
Use: Crest Paste or Liquid Gel, any 4.2 oz or larger .75/1 (7-31-09) P&G-7/5
Final price: $.50

Filippo Berio Olive Oil 17 oz $4.99
Use: Filippo Berio Olive Oil, any 17 oz or larger, $1/1 (8-5-2009) GroupA-7/5 or this printable
Final price: $2.99

Free Milk, Bread and Eggs (up to $4) when you buy 4 participating products : General Mills Cereals, 8.9-14.25 oz., Cheerios, Trix, Kix, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fiber One Toaster Pastries. (Must have milk, bread & eggs in your cart. Not sure if they'll allow mixing & matching...)Mentos Gum, 1 oz. $1.00
Use: Mentos Gum, any flavor .55/1 (7-31-09) SS-5/3 and (9-30-09) SS-6/21
Final price: free!

Nabisco Ritz Crackerfuls, 6 oz. $2.50
Use: Nabisco Crackerfuls Sandwich Crackers, any variety 5 oz. or larger $1/1 (10-11-09) SS-7/12
Final price: $.50

Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent, 50 oz. $5.99
Use: Tide Detergent, any $1/1 (7-31-09) P&G-7/5
Final price: $3.99

And with the Mix and Match promo--Buy $10 worth, get instant $3 discount you can get:

Annie's Mac & Cheese, 6 oz. $2.00/1.40
Use: $1/2 printable here
Final price: $.40 each WYB two

Welch's Grape Jelly or Jam, 22 oz. Squeezable or 18.8 oz. Reduced Sugar $2.00/1.40
Use: Welchs Squeezable Jam, Jelly, or Spread, any flavor 22 oz. or any flavor 18.8 oz. Reduced Sugar Spread $1/2 (7-31-09) SS-3/29
Final price: $1.00/.40 each WYB two--this is a phenomenal bargain for the low sugar variety!

Wet Ones Wipes, 24-48 ct. $2.00/1.40
Use: Wet Ones Wipes, 40 count or larger canister or box of singles .75/1 DND (9-8-09) SS-5/17 (Coupon ONLY valid on 40 ct. or larger!)
Final price: .50/free!

Wet Ones Wipes, 24-48 ct. $2.00/1.40
Use: $1/1 printable here:http://bricks.coupons.com/Start.asp...c=WT&p=1TUOfQxj
Final price: free!

Whole Fruit Fruit Bars, 6 ct. $2.50/1.75
Use: Whole Fruit Fruit Bar, any $1/1 (8-31-09) RP-6/7
Final price: $.50/free!


There are definitely more- check out PYP's forum on double coupon matchups through tomorrow here!