Saturday, February 28, 2009

HOT diaper deal alert!

I'm not going to do a full post on this right now, I'm only going to say- print off the 2 Huggies coupons at right this second. (And I mean it right this second!) 

One is for Huggies Gentle Care (size newborn-2)$5 off 1 package and Huggies Natural Fit (all the standard sizes) $3 off one package. In the end of this deal, that won't even start until March 8th, you end up paying $1 or $5 for two packs of diapers and a package of wipes. Mmmhmm that's pretty much a screaming hot steal of a deal! 

Thanks Julie for alerting me to this deal, and go here for full details. (The coupons don't last forever on printable coupon sites- and with such a high value coupon- this won't last much longer. Good luck!)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Rite Aid and Walgreens trip today

The new coupon at Rite Aid- the restocking that happens on Friday's at my Walgreens and the weather being good enough for my husband to take his scooter, thereby leaving me with the car all helped me get out and do a fun shopping trip today.

Here's the breakdown of what I did

Rite Aid

  • 2 Listerine mouthwashes at 4.49 (8.98)
  • 2 Listerine mouthwashes at 5.29 (10.58)
  • 1 Fructis Flow Waves Hair Spray at 2.99
  • 2 Hrshy dark Chocolate cordial kisses- Valentine candy marked 75% off at .79 (1.48)
a bag of candy bracelet watches .25
  • 1 box tart conversation hearts .12
  • 1 Twix candy bar .50
  • Total- $25.00 even
  • $2.00/1 Listerine Mouthwash, any 500 mL or larger $2/1 (4-25-09) RP-2/8
  • 2- $1/1 Hershey’s Miniatures, Kisses or Nuggets Special Dark Chocolates, any 11 oz. or larger (2-28-09) SS-11/9
  • $1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product, any (3-15-09) RP-2/8

Subtotal after coupons with tax- $12.59
Entered receipts into SCR system at Rite Aid
Will receive $10 back WYB (When you buy) 4- Listerine 500 mL mouthwashes
$2.99 back WYB Garnier waves hairspray, shampoo, or conditioner (limit 1 rebate)
Used rite aid gift card to pay for $12.59 and will receive $12.99 back from SCR

Profit at Rite Aid- .40! (It's like they paid me 40 cents to buy all this at their store today.)


Transaction 1
  • Excedrin- $1.99

  • Excedrin product, any 20 ct. or larger $1/1 (3-31-09) SS-1/4
  • Got back $1 in register rewards
Paid $1.12 out of pocket but like paying $.12

Transaction 2
  • Gillette Fusion Razor- $8.99
  • Gillette Fusion Razor, any $4/1 (3-31-09) P&G-2/8
  • $1 register rewards from the Excedrin
  • Got back $6 in register rewards
Paid- $4.60 out of pocket

Transaction 3
  • Reynolds Aluminum Foil 20 Sq ft $.89
  • Revlon Creme Lip Gloss $9.99

  • Reynolds Wrap Foil, any excluding 25 sq. ft. $1/1 (4-4-09) SS-2/8
  • Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $1/1 (3-16-09) SS-11/16
  • $6 register rewards from the Fusion razer
Will receive $10 for the Revlon Creme Lip Gloss rebate- paid $3.61 out of pocket

Paid $9.33 for all of it
Will receive $10 back for the lip gloss

Like getting paid .67 to shop at Walgreens!

I love getting free stuff- and considering my husband is into mouthwash right now- he was super stoked to not only get mouthwash for free but LISTERINE mouthwash. Try some transactions yourself. Let me know how it goes!

Survey company information

Things I have learned in the past 5 months doing surveys.

1. You earn a little extra spending cash legitimately! (This is the main reason I do it!)
2. Many of the surveys are fun to do- and I feel like I'm making a difference in products coming out and what's already on the shelves.
3. It helps break up my day by taking 10-20 minutes per survey between Jack's naps and cleaning the house.
4. I sometimes get sent new products to try and give feedback on- and then I get to keep the product, and get compensated for my time!

1. You will NOT get rich doing it, and you probably can't even count on it for extra income every month because the company's needs change so much on who and what they need for their surveys.
2. Some survey companies are NOT legitimate- and will just sign you up for spam or more survey companies- you never get into the actual money making surveys.

***Make sure to check with the survey police if a survey company you're going to sign up for is legitimite and people actually receive rewards for doing the surveys. Click on panel directory for a complete list of verified and unverified survey companies***

3. Some companies offer you very little compensation for your time, but you don't realize it because they offer "points". Now some companies do offer good compensation through points which you can redeem at other companies, but always check to see what the dollar value change over would be. For example- if you are offered 500 points to do a survey that takes 10-15 minutes, but you need 5000 points for a $5 gift card- it breaks down to about 50 cents for the survey- this is NOT worth your time!
4. Some companies give tons of surveys to one person- and not to another- so what works for me- might not work for me- and vice versa. For example I am a 24-30 year old woman- and they may want a 30-36 year old male

The companies I found work best for me include

Pinecone Research- $3 for every survey completed. My favorite!
Opinion Outpost- $1.50-$5 for every survey completed, I have earned $40 from here! (They give points, but 15 points translates directly into $1.50 cash)
Valued Opinions- $2-5 for every survey completed
Opinion Place- $1-4 for every survey completed, and an automatic link into their sweepstakes every month for every survey tried to complete. I won a sweepstakes from here from a survey I didn't qualify for, and they automatically entered me in. (I recommend not signing up for companies that only offer sweepstakes entries as their reward though. Often it's not going to be worth your time, but if they automatically enter you- and they were planning on paying you for the completed survey- go for it!)

Pinecone Research is only open for new registration some of the time. To find a link open go here and the site will tell you if it's open for registration right now. As of right now it is open, but that can change very drastically and suddenly.

If you have questions on specific companies you can ask if I tried them out, and I'll let you know my experience. I started out by registering for 20 survey companies, and have narrowed it down to these 4 as consistently giving me worthwhile surveys. There are a few more that give me surveys every once in a while, but these are the main ones that are worthwhile for me.

$5 off $20 Rite Aid coupon

Use this $5 off a $20 purchase coupon today or tomorrow to get your free after rebate deals and some other pretty close to free items.

(Q=coupon, SCR= Single Check Rebate)

Steals found thanks to "Cents"able Mama

Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves Shampoo, Conditioner, Mousse or Hairspray, $2.99
Use $1.00 Garnier Q from 1/4 or 2/8 RP (there's one for hair care and one for styling product)
Get $2.99 SCR #74 (limit 1)
Total: $1.00 overage after coupon and SCR

SoyJoy Bars, 10/$5
Use $2/10 Soy Joy Q from 2/22 S OR
$3/10 Soy Joy Q from 1/4 S OR
BOGO Soy Joy Q from 1/4 S or 2/22 S
Get $5 SCR #87 (limit 1)

Total: Overage after coupon and SCR (depends on coupon you use)

Zilactin Toothache Swabs 8 ct., Zilactin or Zilactin-B Gel, $4.99

Get $4.99 SCR (limit 2)
Total: FREE after SCR

Listerine Total Care, $4.99
Use $2.00 Listerine printable QP
$2.00 Listerine Q from 2/8 RP
Get $10 SCR #138 wyb 4 (limit 1)

Total: $0.49 each after coupons and SCR

Kotex Pads, buy 2/$6
Use $1.00 Kotex Q 1/11 S or 2/22 S
Get $2.00 SCR #21

Total: $1.00 each after coupons and SCR

Xtra Laundry Detergent or Nice ‘n Fluffy Fabric Softener, $2.88
Get $1 SCR #125 (limit 1)
Total: $1.88 after SCR

Lexar 1 GB SD Card, $7.99
Get $5 SCR #136 (limit 2)

Total: $2.99 after SCR

For those that don't know what the Single Check Rebate (SCR) is- when you purchase items throughout the month that qualify- you sign into their SCR system and enter your receipt number online and they automatically match up the items you bought with the rebates available. Once a month you request a check from them, and they send it out to you. It's that easy! (You can only request one check a month so don't request the check at the beginning of the month when you potentially could get more SCR deals. I request it at the beginning of the next month- and haven't ever had a problem.)

Clearance at Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant has now marked all their clearance down to $6.99. New maternity jeans for $6.99- that's awesome! Shipping starts at $4.95- and goes up to $6.95 for orders over $50.
15% off your entire purchase 000155922 - exp 03/05/09
$25 off $75, $50 off $150 or $75 off $225 050007578 - exp 03/05/09

Pique wrap robe
Was: $59.50
Now: $6.99

Ombre cowlneck sweater
Was: $59.50
Now: $6.99

Zen lounge hoodie
Was: $39.50
Now: $6.99

Argyle stud knit athletic jacket
Was: $34.50
Now: $6.99

Maternity jean with half panel
Was: $49.50
Now: $6.99

Maternity trouser with full panel
Was: $49.50
Now: $6.99

Maternity flutter sleeve dress
Was: $49.50
Now: $6.99

Bow accent maternity dress
Was: $49.50
Now: $6.99

Maternity tankini swim top
Was: $59.00
Now: $6.99

Maternity swim bottom
Was: $39.50
Now: $6.99

Hooked on Phonics steals

Hooked on Phonics has a sale on many of their basic packs right now.

Hooked on Pre-K Activity Pack
SKU: 1301
Reg: $46.95
Now: $14.95

Hooked on Kindergarten Activity Pack
SKU: 1302
Was: $46.95
Now: $14.95

Hooked on First Grade Activity Pack
SKU: 1300
Was: $46.95
Now: $14.95

Hooked on French Premium
SKU: 9138
Was: $64.95
Now: $16.24

Hooked on Chinese
SKU: 9081
Was: $99.95
Now: $24.99

Extra 20% off HOP20 - exp UNKNOWN

It looks like shipping is $6.95- and the prices may not show up until you put them in your cart. There is also free shipping for order over $130. 90% off plus an extra 30%

$3 for many DVDs- plus an extra 30% off making them $2.10! If you or someone you know is a history buff- this may be the sale for you! Shipping starts at $2.95- which is also pretty cheap for shipping, and maybe a little more for larger orders. Check it out- but this sale will end Saturday at 12 PM.

Coats on Amazon

Huge coat sale on Amazon right now. The best part is free shipping on any orders over $25- so you can get

this Anne Klein coat for $35 (originally $175)
AK Anne Klein Women's Single Breasted Swing Coat

Or this Andrew Marc coat for $40.50 (originally $270)

Andrew Marc Women's Single Breasted Coat With Side Tab Enclosure
Here is a link for more coats if you're interested.

Now is the time to buy a coat if you need one for next year. Since my birthday is at the end of the winter- I'm always using birthday money for winter clothes for the next year- since I will not pay $30 for one sweater- but I will pay $3.50 (like i did at the old navy sale last week). The concept of paying for what you need at a huge discount months before you need it, helps save you in the case of the Andrew Marc coat- $240! Incredible- and so worth it- especially if you know you won't be growing more anytime soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mary Kay items at a discount

I do enjoy Mary Kay items. I think it's a high quality product for cheaper than department store prices. However you know me- I don't pay full price for anything- and that's why this site is great! A Touch of Pink sells Mary Kay products at discounted prices. The great thing about this site is if you love an item and they have discontinued it, this site can sometimes have that item for a great price!

Suggestions on signing up for email deals

I know for some people when they hear the word FREE- they think it must be a scam or too good to be true. While there are definitely those things out there- (free $500 gift card for completing this survey, wire this $ to Africa to get $$ back) there are many legitimate things for free as companies just want to get their name out there or get you to go into their store and spend more money once you're there.

That said here are two ideas to keep you protected when getting these deals.

1. It's a good idea when signing up for free things by email to have a dedicated email account specifically for this purpose. Although many of the sites I will send you to promise to not send you extra spam or sell your information to other companies, inevitably this will happen, and then you'll wake up one morning and find 967 messages in your email. (True story for me today.) Actually most of my spam is from figuring out which survey companies to sign up for, which I will post about tomorrow but really- it's a great idea to come up with a dedicated email address for all your freebies. I recommend gmail because of its ease of use, and my favorite word again- it's free!

2. Be careful about what information you give. I put my name on things, but never put my real birthday. Many of the places by law have to make sure you're a certain age and that's why they ask your birthday. Considering I am older than 18 I don't feel bad putting a day within a year of my actual birthday, but no one could ever use this information because it's not 100% true. And of course you would NEVER give out your social security number or credit card number unless you have researched the company thoroughly, and even then I would still be wary. I also don't give my child's name out.

Good luck and happy safe freebies to you!

Free Wendy's dollar menu item


Sign up for Wendy's emails and receive a $1 off coupon. Free lunch all the way!

Free Texas Roadhouse appetizer

Sign up for their emails and you'll get a printable coupon for a free appetizer.

Free Nail Polish!

OPI is giving away nail polish from their Sephora line for free! I have a friend that is a nail artist and she said OPI is a good solid brand- and she even uses it professionally. It says to choose two colors, but I don't know if that means you'll actually get two bottles. You never know though. But I always say- free is free- awesome if you get two, but one is good for me too!

Free $5 off $5 or more purchase at Kohls

Sign up for email alerts at Kohls and you'll receive a printable $5 off a $5 or more purchase there. I signed up last week and received my coupon in about three days, took it to the store, and had no problems using it. Enjoy!

Free Weekender Sample Kit

Enjoy a free sample kit from become. I don't know all this entails, but it looks fun enough for free.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

50% off kids dvds at Amazon today

Barney, Thomas, Kipper and Bob the Builder were a few of the dvds I saw. And as always spend $25 to get free shipping there. Or if you have amazon prime you can get free 2 day shipping without a minimum purchase. This even comes with a free one month trial, check it out.

Hot Wheels Mega City Pack

Walmart has the Hot Wheels Mega City Pack for $7 plus $1.47 to ship it to your house. This is an awesome price! You could even possibly buy it and resell it for a profit- ebay is selling these right now for $20. Get it before it sells out!

Frontier Airlines steals today only!

If you need to fly somewhere by May 20th- you may want to check out Frontier Airlines right now. They have some deals if you're willing to search, and if you're willing to book it by TODAY February 25th. It has advertised $39 deals each way, so check it out!

Martha organization printables

Martha Stewart offers great printables for things like freezer labels, pie charts, spice labels, letterboxes, etc. She also has some free templates for

felt baby shoes

kids bath mits
Kids' Bath Mitts

suede headbands
Suede Headband

and much much more! Check it out- they even have video tutorials for people like me with crafting struggles.

Free Chips and Queso at Chili's

Free chips and queso at Chili's when you sign up for their e-club. They'll send you an email you can print off and take with you to your nearest Chili's.

The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces for $3

That's right- 99 very famous classical songs by Mozart for $3. As it says on Amazon that's saving you $85.11 if you tried to buy them all separately at 89 cents a piece. What a steal!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Free Arby's Roast Burger with drink purchase

This was one particularly exciting for my husband- cheap but delicious lunches all the way! Go here, print off the page and take it to your nearest Arby's.

Sam's Club free one day trial membership

If you have ever wanted to purchase something at Sam's Club, but didn't want to pay the membership price- now might be the time for you to do it! Allstate is offering a free 1 day guest pass at Sam's Club expiring March 31, 2009. Once you go to Allstate, Click the Sam's Club special offer. You will then get an email from them lastly you will have to download a pdf. Take it in and you have a one day pass to Sam's!

Huge Swap Meet at Noah's in Lindon

Next Friday, Feb. 27th there is a swap meet style fundraiser at Noah's in Lindon (take the Lindon/Pleasant Grove exit). It's from 10:00-6:00 and there should be a ton of kids clothes and toys and women's clothing. The swap is being held by Mothers Without Borders to bring in money for a school they are building in Zambia for AIDS orphans. There are lots of ways to get involved. The best way is come and shop at the Swap on Friday. You can also donate quality clothes and toys to sell at the Swap Meet and take it to Noah's on Thursday Feb. 26th or during the sale on Friday. This should be a great opportunity to buy cheap clothing and toys and help a great cause.

Here's even more information about it- it looks like a great thing for everyone! (The people donating, buying, and of course the kids in Africa)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pinching your pennies class

I am teaching a pinching your pennies class on Tuesday March 17th at 7:00. Yes that is St. Patrick's Day- and yes you better wear green to the class or I won't let you in! J/K- but I would like to know if you're interested in coming. The class this time will be in Provo, but possibly if there is enough interest- I could do it in the Salt Lake area- or wherever- I pretty much just love talking about saving money, and helping others save money!

Leave a comment here if you're interested in attending- or send me an email- and we'll hopefully be able to start helping you get tons of free stuff every month- and cut your grocery bill down more than you ever thought possible.

Money saving mom and more

I was talking to my friend today about finding steals- and she suggested a site I had seen once or twice- but she said was awesome for her. So I checked it out again- and I would have to say I agree with her. Money Saving Mom has things on it that aren't on my favorite freebie blogger and spoofee sites. She has good advice and just general great deal sense. (Or should I say "cents"). Check it out if you have a second, or really longer- it's packed with great stuff.

Something I just found from her blog is you can go to the pampers website and play the winter match game for free 3 times a day without using any points! Scroll down to the bottom, and there's a part that says No Purchase Necessary to enter the instant win- and click on the link. I just did it today three times for free and although I didn't win anything- it took 1 minute and was fun to try.

One more person called me today with a blog to check out. It's called a sweet sale and she posts deals she gets at the grocery store- how she does it, and even teaches a class on couponing. Fun to check out- I especially liked how easy it was to read about the Walgreens options you have for free/cheap stuff there this week.

One more- babycheapskate has deals all things baby. So go there if you're looking for the best diaper deals, formula or any other baby need you have.

Free Redbox - Monday only!

Every Monday Redbox has a code they give out for a free rental.

Today's code is S39XKT

Have a free movie on Redbox today!

Kmart Doubles

I just heard about kmart doubling coupons and assumed it would be at the kmarts near me. NOPE! I'm kind of bummed, but it looks like the only kmarts in Utah that are doubling are North Logan, Price, Vernal, and I think Richfield. Outside of Utah there are a lot more, and again you can check your weekly circular, it will have it stated on there if they are doubling, or you can call- 1800- kma-rt4u and ask about your specific store. Well there's always another sale, another day!

Free Quizno's sub!

Register here to get a printable coupon for a free sub via your email. Only the first 1 million registrants will qualify. Yum and yum!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Free American Eagle $10 gift card

If you sign up for the American Eagle Eyes Research Panel and qualify and complete their survey- you will get a $10 AE gift card. There are limited spots according to age and demographic so if you don't qualify or complete the survey you don't get the $10. It looks like only middle, high school or college student spots are open- so if you're any of those- try it!

Double coupons at Kmart starting 2/22

I love these double coupon days at Kmart! The last double coupon event there I got 4 boxes of Special K, and 6 packages of Trident gum for $1.00. To check to see if your kmart is participating call 1-866-KMART-4U.

This is a printable $5 off $50 purchase at Kmart you can use. It's for before coupons, so make sure to hand them this coupon first and then your other coupons. There is a limit of 25 coupons per customer per day, which hopefully means everything won't be gone the first day of the sale. Last time they wouldn't double internet coupons -but they do accept them for their regular value- so this is where it can get a little confusing as to if they accept internet coupons or not. Make sure to check with your store's policy. One last thing if the coupon being doubled makes it more than the value of the item- also called overage- it will only take off the amount up the item's price. So the best you can get is free- but hey I'll take it!

This hip2save blogger has already posted some possible double coupon deals, so if you wanted to check out your options go there, and click on the kmart side link.

Free Johnson's buddy bars ***Smith's catalina for even more free bars***

Printable $1 off coupon for any Johnson's buddy product. With the buddy bars being less than $1 at Target, Walmart, and Smiths, you get this item for free. You can print it off twice for two freebies! (You need to download the coupon printer if you haven't printed off a coupon from your computer yet. It's safe and easy- and it will prompt you through it step by step as you try to print the coupon off.)

If you don't have any kids, this can be a great 72 hour kit item. That's actually what I'm getting mine for, especially because they don't expire. I can put it in my buckets and not even think about them again.

***The Smith's Johnson's promo is still going on- and I don't know how much longer it will last, so hurry and try it yourself! But if you buy 3 buddy bars- a catalina will print out when you pay for it for $3 off 3 Johnson baby products- so you could get 3 more buddy bars for free! (Well plus tax) And then you could do it again and again again. I just got 15 for food storage- gotta love being clean for free!***

Free baby blanket and stuffed animal

One Step is offering a free soft baby blanket and stuffed animal of your choice. They have a bear, lamb and piggy for stuffed animal choices. These are so cute!

Free Body and Soul magazine

Body and Soul magazines are all about living in balance, living healthy, living green, living your truth, and living up to your potential. In other words, living your best life.

And now you can try a free year subscription from Rewards Gold.

Friday, February 20, 2009

80% off certificates

This is the time to purchase certificates if you have been thinking about it. Go to and type in your zipcode or state. Find restaurants in your area- and click on the ones you want. Enter code DINE (expires Februrary 28th) when you check out- and 80% off will automatically be taken off the ENTIRE total! $25 certificates for $2- not bad you amazing shopper!

Now here's the problem. Since it's the end of the month many of the best restaurants have reached their limit and are sold out of their certificates. Don't be discouraged! Buy a dinner of the month club pass at this 80% off price. This means you buy a 3, 6, or 12 month pass and every month they send you an email with a new code for a $25 certificate. But depending on which one you sign up for- you also get a FREE certificate with your club purchase. With the 3 month one you get a $10 certificate, with the 6 month you get a $25 certificate, and 12 month a $50 certificate! But see you pay 80% off the price with the code DINE- so for example with the 6 month club you pay $12 for 7 $25 certificates!

Then on March 1st (or the beginning of everymonth) they restock their certificates and- after activating your dinner of the month club- you can use your pre-purchased 80% off certificate to snag a certificate from your favorite restaurant!

Some of my favorites from here include the Boston Gourmet Pizza, Smokehouse Pizza, the Mayan, Spaghetti Mamas and more!

Now- this isn't a straight up $25 certificate- there are certain qualifications for each restaurant- such as you have to purchase at least $35- not including tip or drinks. Or you must purchase 2 entrees. But we found on average we spend $15 total for the certificate, tip, and more food than we normally get at a restaurant. It's a great deal for us to eat out every once in a while.

Now if you want to save even more- you can sign up for Cashbaq, and they will give you 25% of your purchase at back. That's the best I have seen from all these different cash back websites for and as a new customer they will give you $5 for joining.

My other favorite thing from Cashbaq is the Happenings books- they give you $10 back for purchasing them! Considering many of the books are now $15 with free shipping, the $5 sign on bonus- $10 back- FREE HAPPENINGS books! Could we get any happier?

20 FREE pictures at Walgreens- TODAY only

W photo from Walgreens - Forward to a friendONE DAY ONLY - Friday, February 20, 200920 FREE 4 x 6 prints Just enter coupon code ONEDAY at checkout on February 20, 2009.* Code valid once per customer. REDEEM NOW

Link and need I say more?

(So of course I say more...)
Question- Is this illegal to post a picture like this on my blog that is from the company's website? I am doing it as free advertising to them- and then people that click on the link and go right to their site- but what do you guys think?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Homemade croutons

Not quite a deals post- but something delicious that is super cheap! If you have bread that is starting to get a little hard- or just some really cheap bread- you can make your own croutons that are healthier and way more delicious than what you can get at the store.

This isn't going to be an exact recipe- just general instructions and you can play around with it.

Cut bread into 1-2 inch squares. Put on a cookie pan- cover with olive oil or vegetable oil. Sprinkle with desired seasonings- I put garlic powder on mine- you can also do ranch seasoning or parmesean. Mix it up with a spatula and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. When they are hard and dry all the way through they are ready. Store in an airtight container.

I made some of these last week- and I think I had salad everyday with them! Delicious. Try some today!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Albertsons shopping trip 2/18

Hooray for fruit snacks cake mixes and biscuits! (Remember go here for the sale details)

  • I got 14 boxes of gushers/fruit snacks/fruit roll-ups (Don't worry they will last us maybe 2 weeks)
  • 9 Pillsbury grand biscuits (they freeze)
  • 10 cake mixes
  • 1 pillsbury orange danish roll pack
  • 1 frosting
  • 4 Betty Crocker warm delights individual packs
Total retail? $107
I paid? $7.11


technically they paid me $2.89- because I also got a $10 OYNSO (On Your Next Shopping Order) catalina (remember the printable coupons that spit out of the machine when you buy stuff) that I can use on anything next time I go in to Albertsons.

4 transactions of 10 items each. I love coupon shopping.

The best part is on one of the transactions I paid 2 pennies for my 10 items and the cashier had to approve it because there were only self checkout stands open- and she wasn't paying attention until she looked at the screen needing approval then loudly said "holy cow- you paid 2 cents for all those groceries?" Then the person behind me in line said "And people wonder why we coupon shop" :)

Another quick tutorial for those just starting. Albertson's sale is if you buy 10 participating items a catalina will print out for $10 off your next shopping order (OYNSO)- so technically it's $1 off per item

Here are some things you could get
  • Betty Crocker (BC) cake mixes- on sale $1.25- it's like you pay 25 cents each
  • Pillsbury Grands Biscuits- on sale $1.25- it's like you pay 25 cents each (unless you have a coupon for 50 cents off 2 printable here and here then it's like you get it for FREE!)
  • BC fruit snacks/gushers/ etc- on sale $2 a box- it's like you pay $1 each (Unless you have a 75 cents of 2 coupon printable here, here, and here.) Then if you buy 5 in one transaction you get an additional $3.50 catalina OYNSO that prints off- so it's like you pay 5 cents a box
  • BC frosting- on sale $1.67- it's like you pay 67 cents each- unless you have a 50 cents off coupon- then it's like you pay 17 cents each.
Those are all the deals that I wanted this time but let me know how your experience goes, and any other great deals! If you're new to this, I can walk you through it- and I would suggest starting small. Maybe 2 transactions of 10 items each- so you can learn how to roll your $10 over once- but it won't be too overwhelming. Try to not do more than 3 or 4 transactions in one line though. If you have more than this- just do 4 transactions then take your stuff to the back of the line to let people go ahead of you. It's just rude to do more than that at one time. (They even took that away from the Spanish Fork Albertsons' shoppers. Now they can't do more than 1 transaction in a line- because people were doing like 20 transactions at once.) DON'T RUIN IT FOR THE REST OF US!!!!!!

Just a little heads up too. Usually you can print each coupon twice on your computer. The Grands biscuits might be tricky to find at the stores now- they were out of them by the time I left my 500 West Albies store in Provo today- the day the sale started at 7 AM. There were plenty of fruit snacks, but I don't know how long those pallets will last at technically 5 cents a box.

Here's the last problem when they do these buy 10 get $10 off your next purchase sales- you can't really get rainchecks for these items when they're out. Yes, technically they still will give you a raincheck- but the catalinas for the sale items won't print once the sale is over- so if the items are out- just wait for another sale. There will always be another sale another day.

O.k. Just kidding one last thing- if they're out of an item at Albies- and you actually do want a raincheck for the item before the last day of the sale (Tue) they sometimes won't give it to you.

Here's why

They are doing this because 4 weeks ago they bought the food at a huge discount trying to gage how much you as a consumer will buy- by you requesting a raincheck it costs them much more money to buy it the second time. Also if they have a shipment of food coming in on Saturday that they got at that discount, a lot of people get rainchecks to get it later- and they don't sell that shipment that they purchased weeks ago- and it's sitting in the back of their store- they just lost a lot of money.

However! They want to make you happy- so if you really can't find a pretty easy way to get back to the store when another shipment comes in (on Saturday morning, or Monday morning for Albertsons)- just ask for a manager or the person above the person you're asking- and they should issue you a raincheck to make you happy. If they don't- smile and say well there's always another store and sale- and choose a different Albertsons to give your business to.

Whew! I hope you're not all wiped out after reading this, I think I'm going to go do some Cardio Dance Aerobics. Here's to sweatin off the fruit snacks!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Albertsons 2/18-2/24

Awesome sale at Albies this week- but I do fear it may get picked over fast. With fruit snacks being 5 cents a box, nature valley granola bars 30 cents a box, and betty crocker cake mixes 25 cents- I don't know how they'll be able to keep up with the demand. (The fruit snacks and granola bar prices are being factored in with catalinas that print when you buy 3,4, 5, or more) Check it out!

Toys R Us- buy 1 get 3 free! over:(

Looks like this isn't working anymore sorry!

It seems like the Presidents day sale is still going on today- and there's an added bonus. When you add a qualifying Buy 1 Get 1 free fisher price toy OVER $20- add 3 fisher price qualifying Buy 1 Get 1 toys UNDER $20- and the 3 toys are coming up free at checkout! Plus free shipping for clearance items over $25- this really is a steal of a deal!

Layers clothing $10 off

Thanks Leslie for this deal! Layers clothing is offering $10 off any purchase when you complete a survey for them via this link here. The survey is very short, I completed it in 2 minutes. Cute stuff, and it seems to be of good quality. I saw a shirt on clearance for $11.xx so you could get a shirt for $1.xx after the survey.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Toys R Us online clearance!

Here's the Toys R Us link

~ Free shipping on $25 in Clearance Toy Shop
~ Fisher Price Toys ~ Buy 1 over $20, Get 1 under $19.99 FREE
~ MagNext ~ Buy 1, Get 1 FREE (priced up to $19.99)
~ Batman Dark Knight Movie 6" Figures ~ Buy 1, Get 2 FREE
~ Crayola Wonder, Explosion and Surge ~ Buy 2, Get 3rd FREE
~ Free shipping on Eye Clops Toys
~ Free Moon Sand Refill with any Moon Sand $12.99 or more purchase
~ 25% off all Thomas Wooden Railway Accessories

Holy Cow! Some of these items are a steal! Especially if they're on clearance, and they are Buy 1 Get 1 Free on top of that!

Here are some that hopefully are still in stock. And remember free shipping with $25 purchased from the clearance section!

Disney Director Pack: Pirates of the Caribbean
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $4.98

Whiz Kid Learning System Software: Scooby-Doo! Lost Island Adventure *others available*
Our Price: $4.98

3" Tiger, Jaguar, and Cheetah Micro Animal Zords - Power Rangers Jungle Fury - Bandai
List Price: $8.99
Our Price: $5.98

Cabbage Patch Kids - Sleepover Party Playset
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $5.98

Fisher-Price I Can Play Guitar Software: Rock 101
List Price: $16.99
Our Price: $5.98

Sports Challenge for Kids Board Game
List Price: $21.99
Our Price: $5.98

Littlest Pet Shop: Playful Playsets - Leapin' Lagoon
List Price: $10.99
Our Price: $6.28

A few of these sets qualify for B1G1 as well.

MagNext 20-Piece Special Parts 1.2 - MGX-Chain and MGX-Spinner
List Price: $11.99
Our Price: $6.98

MagNext 20-Piece Special Parts 1.1 - MGX-Cruiser and MGX-Spring
List Price: $11.99
Our Price: $6.98

MagNext 20-Piece Special Parts - MGX-Drifter and MGX-Articulator
List Price: $11.99
Our Price: $6.98

MagNext Dynamix Gears
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $14.98

Cranium Cadoo 2 Board Game
List Price: $16.99
Our Price: $7.98

Mickey Mouse Talkin Bobbin Jamstand
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $7.98

Wild Planet Spy Trackdown Game
List Price: $26.99
Our Price: $9.98

Crayola Keys To My Heart Photo Holder and Message Board
List Price: $29.95
Our Price: $9.98

Crayola Inchworm Growth Chart
List Price: $25.95
Our Price: $9.98

Crayola Puppy Message Center
List Price: $24.95
Our Price: $9.98

Crayola Doodle Flower Peg Rack Craft Kit
List Price: $44.99
Our Price: $9.98

Crayola Tick-Tock Crocodile
List Price: $29.99
Our Price: $9.98

*Other Crayola Craft Kits available*

Barbie Island Princess Activity Mat with Instructional DVD
List Price: $29.99
Our Price: $9.98

24" Jumbo Pound Puppy - White
List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $9.98

Have fun!