Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
- 2 Wags AA Batteries $3.49 (on sale Buy one, get one FREE) $3.49
- Ecotrin $2 (minus $2 coupon) FREE
- 3 Bars Neutrogena $2.69 ea (minus three $1.50 Neutrogena coupons) $1.19 ea
- I paid using $5RR and $3.23 in cash
- I got back $10RR from Neutrogena and $2RR from Ecotrin
- 3 Bars Neutrogena $2.99 ea (minus three $1.50 coupons) $1.49 ea
- KitKat bar (not pictured) $0.89
- Paid using $5RR and $1.13 in cash
- Got back $10RR
The Neutrogena deal (buy 3, get $10 RR) is good all month so don't feel like you need to run out and do this right away. It may even work out better as all Neutrogena products will go on sale later this month for 25% off. However, the coupon booklets at Safeway may not be up much longer so you'll want to head out and get some of those now.
- Luster 7 Toothpaste $5
- 3 cans Lindsay Olives $0.99 each with in ad coupon (minus two $0.55 coupons) $1.87
- Walgreens A-Z Select vitamins $2
- Ecotrin $2 (minus $1.50 peelie) $0.50
- I paid with $9 in register rewards making my total $1.14
- I received back $5RR from Luster, $2 from the Walgreens vitamins, and $2 from Ecotrin- for a total of $9 in RR!
Note: If you want to pick up the Ecotrin, I'd suggest hitting the stores early on this week. Between the $2 coupons and the $1.50 peelies, this is an easy moneymaker on a handy product (aspirin). I don't imagine they'll be in-stock for very long. For more hot deals at Walgreens this week, you can see a great matchup at The Coupon Project!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
- Earthbound Farms grocery tote
- Meet The Robinsons BluRay (Disney Movie Rewards birthday freebie, I did have to pay $2.95 for shipping)
- Dove Deodorant sample from Walmart
- coupon for FREE Butterfinger bar (up to $0.99)
- coupon for FREE Chavrie goat cheese (up to $5.50)
- P&G Sampler pack: 3pack Huggies, Cascade Action Pacs, Pantene shampoo/conditioner, Metamucil Pink Lemonade
- O Organics tea $1 (minus $1 O Organics q) FREE
- 2 packages chuck steak $8.22 (50% off) $4.10
- Top round steak $5.99 (50% off) $2.99
- Salmon $8.13 (50% off) $4.06
- 4pack Starbucks frappucinos $5.99
Plus, when you buy the 4pack of frappucinos, you get a coupon good for any free grande frapp at your in-store Starbucks (up to $4.75). The husband went through with this and I followed behind with a second 4pack of frappucinos and another O Organics tea (free)- a nice way to treat ourselves after running all over the place this morning.
If you're wondering about the lack of fresh foods- don't worry! We went yesterday to stock up on 4/$1 fresh corn at Safeway and I also grabbed about 2lbs of organic bananas at QFC for $0.75. I'm so excited that our store has recently started putting out "baking bananas" for $0.39/lb (both organic and regular!) because they're perfectly ripe for us most of the time. Another exciting sidenote, our garden is producing tons of delicious butter lettuce already! I've also got a pot of cilantro that's been doing great and we've had a few ripe strawberries. I've never really tried to keep a full vegetable garden before so it's fun to have one that's doing so well. Our broccoli, tomatoes, zucchini, and peas are all starting to do things as well.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Heinz Ketchup Pin: click your region, and fill out the form...just be sure to select "pin" from the drop down menu.
Boscia Green Tea Linens: (for wiping excess oil off your face)
Sample of Ritz Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Crackerfuls: Be sure to "like" their Facebook page!
Free Samples Crystal Light: Must be a member of Vocalpoint, but signup is free and they send out awesome freebies
Coupon for FREE Genesis Juice: (thanks For The Mommas!)
Don't forget to check Walmart either, they send out great samples and coupons:
Fred Meyer: (deals are good through Saturday)
- PUR Water Pitcher $14.99 (but you earn a $10 giftcard for buying it)
- 2 gallons milk $1.99 each
- 10lb bag russet potatoes $1.38
- 3 ears corn on the cob $1.20
- baby watermelon $2
- almond poppyseed muffin mix $2.50 (splurge)
- Hunts Ketchup $0.89 (used FREE item coupon)
- Oreo Cakesters $2.99 (used FREE item coupon)
- Total spent $27.34 with $10 giftcard for my next trip
- 1lb O Organics baby carrots $1.50 (minus $1 O Organics coupon) $0.50
- 4 12packs Coke and 2 Nabisco snack crackers (minus two $2 off wyb Coke and Nabisco tearpads and one $1.50 off Coke and Sprite tearpad)
- I actually went through and did the coke deal a few times but can't seem to locate my receipts to post exact prices. It was a good deal on coke though!
QFC: (through today)
- 2 dozen eggs $0.99 each (but one was free, thanks to the personalized ecoupons email I got last week!)
- total spent: $0.99 total saved: $2.59 (72%)
Just for fun, I thought I'd also share with you the freebies from my mailbox the last few days:
(Please disregard my piles of laundry!)
- Stouffer's Potholder (from their Dinner Club, I don't think this is still available)
- Gillette ProGlide Razor (and I was sure it had never gone through!)
- Wheat thins and International Delight Coffee were from a Kraft Sampler pack (it also came with my $10 rebate on $30 of Kraft form, and two FREE item coupons- one for Oscar Mayer deli meat and one for Kraft mac&cheese)
- No Nonsense Socks (from facebook last month)
- Spiffy Stainless Steel thermos- still available! This is really nice and has no branding on it, however it is from Copenhagen (smokeless tobacco) and requires quite a bit of personal info to request. If you're interested, you can sign up for it here (they call it a "flask"- I didn't sign up until after seeing photos myself.)
Saturday, May 22, 2010
- 3 Maxwell House $4.32 each= $12.96
- Minus one $1/1 coupon and one $1/2 coupon
- used $5 giftcard from a previous deal
- paid $5.96 and received another $5 giftcard
Transaction 2 was merely a repeat. I could have gotten a better deal if I'd had more $1/1 coupons but this still worked out nicely. Another option would be to use a $2 off Maxwell House when you buy Fig Newtons coupon (especially if you like these cookies). My store had these on sale for $2.79. That'd make 3 packs of coffee, 3 packs cookies, and one $5 giftcard only $15.33- that's like $3.45 for each pair of coffee and cookies you buy. Even without coupons, this deal works out to be $7.96 for each set of 3 after giftcard, and that's only $2.66 per can of coffee. (Please note: I do not know when this giftcard promo ends, so you may want to have the cashier check for you.)
Monday, May 17, 2010
Of course, like any VS freebie that requires purchase, you'll be able to pick up something cheap. I tend to look for the $1.50 lollipops in store, but they also have hand sanitizer and occasional travel sized beauty items for around $3 or $4 near checkout.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
commenter #1: Rachael over at Beans&Rice (who I actually believe won my last coupon giveaway, guess my blog is lucky for you!)
I'm not sure I still have your email address, so if you could email me- I'd be happy to get that envie straight into the mail for you! (you can email me at: maybefrugal(at)hotmail(dot)com
If you calculate in the RR I started and ended with, I spent about $0.52 for each bottle of body wash (a lot of that boils down to taxes). To see what other Walgreens deals are going on this week, you may want to check out MoneySavingMom.
Friday, May 14, 2010
- Samples of: Dove body wash for men, Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner, U by Kotex pack, and Pull-ups.
- 2 FREE Pace coupons (I won these)
- Grilled Cheese Academy tshirt
- FREE Neti-pot (and it's available again, in case you missed it)
- Nailpolish (from skintimate & seventeen magazine- it was a texting thing)
- $10 Starbucks giftcard from MyPoints
- Kandoo coupon and cd with toddler music (from Pampers)
- coupon for FREE Kraft Cheesy Explosion
- coupon for FREE pouch Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Medley
- I also earned enough swagbucks for $10 in Amazon giftcards in the past week
- and a Covergirl Bzzkit from BzzAgent (I am LOVING the lipgloss by the way)
Did you get anything neat in the mail recently? To make this post a little bit more fun than usual- let's make it a teeny giveaway! Leave me a comment with your favorite recent freebie(s) sometime before 12pm PST tomorrow and one random commenter will receive an envelope full of coupons (FREE item and fun tearpad finds) from my collection.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
- 4 gallons of milk $1.99 each (wyb 2) $7.96
- Honey Nut cheerios $1.49 (minus ecoupons) $0.38
- BC Molten Chocolate Cake $1.95 (minus ecoupons) -$0.05
- Wesson Vegetable Oil $2.49 (minus $1/1 and ecoupons) -$0.51
- Whole Wheat Linguine $0.69 (minus $1 O Organics Safeway coupon, it automatically adjusted to make pasta free) FREE
- Tillamook Cheddar $3.99
- Mix and Match BC baking items (buy 2, get 3 free sale): 2 bags cookie mix, 1 cake mix, 2 tubs frosting $3.38 (minus various coupons) -$1.87
I found my O Organics coupons in store about 2 weeks ago, they're good for $1 off any 1 O Organics items and don't expire until 12/31/2010 so keep an eye out for them! You can only use one per transaction- but they're good on such a wide variety of organic food products (including produce and dairy) that I'm sure you're going to want them!
Monday, May 10, 2010
- EOS Shave Cream $2.99
- Tootsie roll $0.25
- Tax $0.26
- Paid with $3RR (from Schick 2 weeks ago) and $0.50 in cash, got back $3RR from EOS
- EOS Shave cream $2.99
- Schick 3 Razor System $7.99 (used $5 coupon from 5/9 SS)
- Lighter Fluid $5.99
- Tax $1.37
- Paid using $7 in RR and $5.34 in cash, got back $5RR from Schick and $3RR from EOS
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
In the past, I've skipped on these thinking that I'm not big on collage photo prints and wouldn't know what to do with it- but I've heard you can actually order one larger photo as your "collage" and it works just fine. Thanks JANE4girls!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
What a neat Facebook freebie!
If you're looking to purchase more than just a free cami, Jen over at Thrifty NW Mom has details on how to get a coupon good for 40% off any one item!
PLUS, if you haven't signed up for Pink Nation already- you can do so now and print a coupon good for a FREE panty with any Pink purchase (and $10 off any $50 Pink purchase). This is only good for new members and cannot be combined with the free lipgloss offer. My favorite cheap pink item is a lollipop (around $1.50-$2 depending on your store) but I've heard you can also find tins of mints for less than $5.
Monday, May 3, 2010
I started out with a $5 catalina from yesterday's water purchase, and walked away today with $12 in catalinas good for my next trip. For those keeping tabs, the net cost is $9.35, most of which is for the 4 cases of water. The torillas and water deal are outlined in my post from last night, but here's what else I did:
4 boxes of mini wheats $10
- used two $2 off 2 boxes coupons
- paid $6 and got back $7 in catalinas (one $3 and one $4- this probably shouldn't be working like this, but I'm not going to argue)
- 2 Dannonino Yogurts $2.19 (minus $1 coupons and 2 doublers) $0.19 each
- Dannimal's Coolision $2.49 (minus $1 coupon and doubler) $0.49
- Bread $0.99
- Hamburger Buns $1.29
Monday: "Teriyaki Ginger Sesame" Pork Tenderloin with a garden salad (both purchased on markdown at FM yesterday- the salad has everything in it, including cherry tomatoes!)
Tuesday: Pulled Pork (crockpot) with green beans
Wednesday: Tacos with homemade refried beans and rice
Thursday: Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
Friday: Breakfast for dinner
Saturday: BBQ Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cobb
Sunday, May 2, 2010
4 Cases of Arrowhead Water $3.50 each
- used in-ad coupon to make them $2.99 each (limit 4)
- pay $11.96 and earn $5 catalina good on your next purchase when you buy 4
- That works out to $1.74/case or about $0.06/bottle after catalina savings
6 Mission Tortillas $1.49 each
- used in-ad coupon to make them $0.79 each
- used three $1.50 off any 2 Mission products coupons
- That's makes them $0.04 each
6 Old El Paso Taco Shells $1.29 each
- used three $1 off any 2 Old El Paso product tearpads
- used three doublers from today's paper
- paid $1.74 and earned $3 off my next purchase of beef or chicken ($1.26 moneymaker)
I also used a $2 survey coupon that I had earned a couple of weeks ago to bring my total down a little bit more. The water will be really nice to have on-hand, especially during the summer when we're on the go- so I may head back in to buy more. The taco shells are not really something we use (I prefer to make my own) but they do come in handy for quick taco nights once in a while, or else they can be donated. Either way, they helped me shave a little bit off my next meat purchase and that's never a bad thing! For those of you wondering, we did buy produce and milk earlier today but didn't have time to snap a photo. I snagged a few great markdowns at Fred Meyer and spent about $9.xx there.