Tuesday, June 29, 2010
For a limited time today only, you can buy up to 2 movie ticket codes for only $6 each- these can be used through Fandango to buy tickets (worth up to $12). I'd check with Fandango first to make sure a theater near you will work (simply look up theaters near you and click the "Fandango Ticketing Theaters" button)- I haven't seen an area yet where it doesn't but you never know. Depending on how much tickets cost in your area, you could be saving 50% on your movie ticket. The codes are good through October 31st so you'll have plenty of time to use them. Enjoy!
Fandango does charge a convenience fee, so if the cost of your ticket and the fee are more than $12- you'll have to pay a little bit extra when you do redeem your code. However, this is still a great deal (and one I'd be jumping on myself if we went to movies as often as we used to, or if we didn't already have a few free movie passes from the recent kellogg's promos). Note: Most people are receiving their codes within 10-15 minutes, so be sure to check your email spam folder just in case you don't see yours shortly after purchasing. You should also be able to find your codes on the Plum District site by clicking the "My Account" button in the upper right corner and then "My Deals" on the right side toolbar. Thanks SD!
Monday, June 28, 2010
- Crest 3D White Strips $29.99
- used $5/$25 coupon
- used $10 Crest White Stripes coupon
- used $1/$10 Oral Health +UP Reward
- used $12 +UP rewards (from earlier today)
- paid $3.62, saved $39, and earned another $12 +UP reward
- Luvs $15.99
- Crest 3D White mouth rinse $2.59
- Crest ProHealth toothpaste $2.99
- Starburst $0.88
- 2 M&M's $0.88 (on sale bogo)
- 2 Stayfree $3.99 (on sale bogo)
- Used $5/$25
- used $2 Luvs coupon
- used bogo M&M's coupon
- used bogo Stayfree coupon
- used $12 +UP rewards from transaction #1
- paid $5.03, saved $33.35, earned $2 +UP rewards for the mouth rinse and $6 +UP rewards for the Luvs
- Luvs $15.99
- 2 Packs Stayfree $3.99 (on sale buy one get one free)
- 2 bags M&M's $0.88 (on sale buy one get one free)
- Used a $5 off a $20 purchase Video Values coupon
- Used a $2 Luv's coupon
- Used a BOGO Stayfree Coupon
- Used a BOGO pretzel M&M's coupon
- Used $4 in Single Check Rebates from April
- Paid $6.01, saved $18.65, and earned $6 in +UP Rewards
- Crest 3D White Strips $29.99
- Used $5 off $25 purchase coupon
- Used $10 Crest 3D White Strips coupon
- Used $1 off $10 Oral Care coupon (this printed on my receipt from transaction #1 with the $6 UP Rewards)
- Used $6 +UP rewards
- Paid $10.05, saved $33, and earned $12 in +UP Rewards for my next trip!
Yes, it feels like too many coupons for each transaction, but it isn't. You're allowed one manufacturer coupon, one store coupon, one "total purchase" coupon (these are the $5 off $20 or $25 purchase). The +UP Rewards and SCR's are treated like a form of payment. For The Mommas is an awesome resource with weekly matchups and information of how to shop Rite Aid. It's also a good idea to print a copy of the Coupon Policy, just in case!
Enjoying some of the awesome produce on sale this week (we made scones)
We took the plastic off our garden after our broccoli started blooming faster than we could eat it. We have a second garden bed, but this one really took off (the tomatoes are as tall as my 3 year old!)
And we started a new project, I'll share more once we're done!
I did quite a bit of shopping last week for groceries, so we're using a lot of things we already have on hand this week. I'm practically out of cheese, so I'm excited to see Tillamook will be on sale at Safeway starting Wednesday (I plan to stock up).
- Monday: Tostadas
- Tuesday: Teriyaki Chicken with Rice and Broccoli (from the garden!)
- Wednesday: Crockpot Chili
- Thursday: Breakfast (it's silly and a great excuse to use up those sausages I found marked down last week)
- Saturday: Steaks, Hashbrown casserole, veggies
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Notice the toddler hand in the bottom right corner? It's been a while since I last bought goldfish, and we've been out for months. He was super excited to see them, so I may go back this weekend and stock up a little bit more. I know they're not healthy but they are fun in small batches! (By the way, all the flavor varieties were included in the weekend $0.88 sale)
For matchups, you may want to check out Thrifty and Thriving. I'm linking you in the direction of her recent Safeway posts instead of the actual weekly deals post because you'll find the links for goldfish coupons (makes them $0.38 each) and a hot deal on blueberry juice. If you're not interested in those deals, you can see the weekly matchup here. Thanks Christy!
Friday, June 25, 2010
I'm slacking today, so no photo for you, but here's what I was able to snag for about $10:
- 2 mini watermelons
- 2 onions
- 10lb bag of potatoes
- a little over 2lbs of grapes
- red bell pepper
- 64 oz SunnyD ($0.89 with in-ad coupon)
- 6oz Scharffen Berger Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (on sale for $1.50! It's usually around $10)
If that doesn't do much for you, here are a few of the AMAZING produce prices (these are off the top of my head, so I know I'm forgetting things- sorry!):
- Mangos 3/$1
- Red Bell Pepper 3/$1
- Red & Green grapes $0.99/lb
- Mini Seedless Watermelons $0.99 each
- Whole Seedless watermelon $0.33/lb
- Yellow Onions $.50/lb
- Limes 10/$1
- Lemons 3/$1
- Avocadoes $0.69 each
- 2 Gallons on milk $1.99/ea = $3.98
- 12 big rolls toilet paper $5 (minus $1 coupon in the monthly booklet) = $4
- 3 Bars Neutrogena @ 2.69 ea (used three $1.50 coupons) = $3.47
- tax was only $1.12 and I paid using the $10 in RR I had
- I earned $10RR for buying 3 Neutrogena products (this deal ends on Saturday!) making net cost and out-of-pocket cost the same (and not too shabby for the 2 gallons of milk we needed anyways)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
You can also read (and print) the full Safeway coupon policy here.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Nothing I bought today was an especially awesome deal (with the exception of the O Organics Raisins for $1.50 after coupon) but we're having people over this weekend to celebrate kiddo #1's 3rd birthday and while the husband is insisting on ordering food from Azteca- I had planned to make ceviche. I did splurge some on the frappucino and doughnuts but I figured I deserved a treat for sticking with it this week and to making my RR work for groceries.
Monday, June 14, 2010
- Buy 3 Neutrogena facewash @$4.11 each (sale price)= $12.33
- use 3 $1.50/1 coupons (from last month's Safeway book)
- pay $7.83 plus tax, get back a $10 Register Reward
- (If you're going to pay with RR, you'll need a filler. I used a $.25 box of lemonheads and a $4 RR. I paid $5.16 and got back the $10RR)
It's certainly not my best Walgreens trip ever, but for planning while in store- it's not terrible. After I get my rebate, the net cost of this trip will have been $2.21 and that's not bad.
- Poster #16: Kaila who said "I would use them for fruits and veggies!"
- Poster #25: Heather who said "I would use them on Tofu + Produce! Yay!"
...and then just for a little bit of extra fun, I decided why not add a third winner?
- Poster #23: Annette who said "Will use them on produce, probably carrots! "
Congrats to all the winners! I'm going to do my best to get emails out to you all tonight so that I can get your address and send some coupon-y goodness your way as soon as possible (but it is almost bedtime and I'm on my own with the kiddos tonight, so you may have to wait until tomorrow for your email, sorry!). I'll be adding some random coupon goodies to your envelopes as well, just because it's a little bit more fun.
Monday: taco night
Tuesday: I've got peppers that need to be cooked, and onion, so I'm leaning towards chicken fajitas
Wednesday: Crockpot Broccoli Beef and rice (but maybe I'll let the birthday boy pick something) followed by "chocolate cake with yellow frosting"
Thursday: Stuffed cheesy spinach manicotti (with beef) and a garden salad
Friday: Black beans and brown rice (we ended up going out last week so I'll be making it this week)
Saturday: Birthday party!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Really, I'm not a bad baker- promise. I also don't want to spend $2.50 for a box mix (on sale) or use the (yummy) costco copycat recipes that start you off with a box of cake mix. Does anyone know of a great almond poppyseed muffin recipe? Or know of a place I should search?
The photo above is of a yummy looking lemon poppyseed muffin that is the very next recipe I'm going to attempt to modify (we're not big lemon fans). Of course, I'd still LOVE your input.
They're a little bogged down with code requests at the moment, but should get everything sorted out before the 21st so don't worry if you don't get your code right away. Thanks Redbox!
The fine print reads "Fashion Cash valid through June 21, 2010 in-store only for $10 off a purchase. Minimum purchase must be equal to or greater than $10. Limit one per customer. Cannot be combined with Virtual Dollars, other coupons or redeemed for cash. Not valid on markdown prices, previous purchases, purchase of gift cards, or as payment on The Limited Card. No cash or credit will be rewarded if merchandise is returned. No reproductions will be accepted. Associates not eligible. Card must be surrendered at time of purchase to receive discount." It does say that it cannot be used on markdowns although I have heard of stores allowing it in the past so you may want to double check with your local store.
The only locations in WA state can be found at: Alderwood Mall, South Center, and the Tacoma Mall. Of course, if you're not in Washington, you can click here to find a location near you.
Tomorrow only (June 12th) you can swing by your local Popeye's and get a 22oz Sweet Tea for FREE! I haven't tried their sweet tea before (and I do love sweet tea), but this sounds like a neat freebie. There aren't a ton of NW locations, but you can find the one nearest you here.
Don't forget that this Saturday is also the $2 Old Navy Tanktop sale!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Since I've been so lucky in finding these awesome coupons- I'd love to share some with you. Two lucky people will each win a set of 5 O Organics coupons (and a few miscellaneous coupons, to make this a little more fun). You may enter twice, once by leaving a comment on this thread with what you think you might use the coupon on. You can leave a second comment if you are a follower/email subscriber, letting me know that you follow or subscribe to me. Please be sure to leave a way for me to get ahold of you!
I'll use Random.org to select two winners on Monday night (6/14), so be sure to enter before then. Good Luck!!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
The trick with these one-day Old Navy sales is to try to get there early, because they do sell out of certain sizes quickly. If you get there and they don't have your size, you might consider buying whatever size they do have and going back later to exchange for the right size. Obviously, that's slightly risky but it seems like tons of people have had good luck with that.
catalina for a FREE carton of Smart Balance milk (up to $3.99), it printed when I bought my first carton along with a $2 off 2 cartons coupon. Then when I bought the second carton, I got another FREE carton catalina! Even better, it didn't stop there- each time I bought another entirely free carton, I got back another free coupon.
Sure, it's Fat Free, but I've heard from several people that the added vitamins make the fat free variety have the same consistency as 2%. That's what we normally drink, so this was perfect. I do not know how long the FREE milk catalina will be working, so I suggest RUNNING to your store to take advantage of this deal. There have been a ton of coupons for this recently, ranging from $0.75 to $2 which will help cut your out-of-pocket on your initial purchase if you have them.
One more quick note on this: I have heard but have not confirmed for myself that buying the Smart Balance Butter or Peanut Butter also produce the FREE milk catalina. If you want/need either, you may look into starting off with either of those items.
I hope you all have had luck in finding the $1 O Organics Safeway coupon in stores. Starting this week, I'm going to feature my favorite freebies/cheap O Organics products for those of you interested in finding the best use of your O Organics coupons! Keep in mind that the coupon will automatically adjust down if the item you purchase is on sale for less than $1- there will be no overage. Please remember that you can only use one O Organics coupon per transaction.
- $0.25: Whole Wheat Spaghetti - 16 Oz, Organic Whole Kernel Corn - 15 Oz, Organic Cut Green Beans - 14.5 Oz, Organic Sweet Peas - 15 Oz
- $0.69: Carrots 1 Lb Prepacked (compare to bulk carrots at $1.09/lb. The 2lb bag of O Organics is only $1.19 after q)
- $1.00: Baby Peeled Carrots 1 Lb Prepacked (next cheapest price on 1lb. baby carrots is $1.69)
- $1.09: Vanilla/Plain Soy Beverage - 32 Fl. Oz.
8. Safeway will accept valid manufacturer coupons that display another retailer’s logo or name. No more stress about the manufacturer coupon you clipped from an Albertson's ad not being accepted because it has the store logo on it? Fantastic!
9. Safeway will accept valid Catalina manufacturer coupons that are issued to a customer by another retailer. This one is really exciting for me, because now I know I can use catalina coupons from anywhere at Safeway! I'm also curious to see if RR from Walgreens will be accepted, seeing as how it is a manufacturer's coupon- can you imagine the potential here??
16. We gladly accept internet printed coupons. The same manufacturer and store coupon rules above apply to all internet printed coupons. Remember that silly rule none of use really understood about Internet coupons worth 50% of an item not being acceptable? It's GONE!
And the less exciting stuff? Well, it's there too:
28. Rainchecks can be written for a limit of no more than 3 items unless otherwise stated in the advertisement. Not great news if you're hoping to take advantage of one of Safeway's "Buy X amount, Save X amount" promos and they won't write the raincheck for enough items to get the promo price. Especially since at my stores, those are the deals that usually sell out to the point where you need a raincheck. Although that may be a case where they make an exception.
There's also a bit about not allowing the "stacking" of ecoupons with manufacturer coupons, although the policy seems to limit that rule to Hawaii. It seems odd that they would apply that rule to one state only, and even more so in light of a recent post I read at Coupon Connections NW.
If you have questions about these or any of the other changes to the Safeway policy, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll be happy to try to help you out. I'm also going to be looking into rule #9 because I would LOVE to be able to use my RR somewhere besides Walgreens (especially when they start building up). If you hear any confirmed reports of this before I do, please let me know!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The "buy 5, get $5" catalina continues next week but the sale prices on the Land O Lakes butter will most likely change. You can find the $0.50 coupons for this in the Safeway Dairy coupon book. Heather at Queen Bee Coupons has the details on this deal.
Monday, June 7, 2010
- 4 Kraft Dressing* $1.49 (minus $0.55 q's) $0.94 each
- 2 bags Tostitos* $1.77 (minus $1 peelies) $0.77 each
- Yoplait Gogurt* $1.99 (used FREE item q) FREE
- O Organics Tofu* $0.99 (used $1 O Organics q) FREE
- Milk $1.99 each wyb2
- Uncle Ben's rice blend $2.45 (used FREE item q) FREE
- Tostitos Salsa $2 (use FREE salsa wyb 2 bags Tostitos tearpad, took off $2.50) -$0.50
- Bananas $0.67 (used $1 off produce wyb 2 Kraft Dressing tearpad) -$0.33
I also swung by Fred Meyer to grab about $2 worth of grapes and a free Sobe (found a free item q in the exchange basket).
- Monday: Hamburger with pork n beans, salad (w/lettuce from the garden!)
- Tuesday: Not sure yet, both boys have a doctor's appointment so I'm waiting to see how they do with that.
- Wednesday: Whole chicken with roasted veggies
- Thursday: Stir Fry w/leftover chicken, broccoli, and carrots on rice
- Friday: Black Beans and Brown Rice
- Saturday: Another not sure here, we'll be getting a couple of dogs for the week so my "maybe plans" of trying a new dish with the shrimp I picked up a bit ago might not go through...
I'm working on my grocery list at the moment as well, we're out of milk so I may need to make a quick trip to Safeway. I'm also hoping to swing by Albertsons tomorrow for some FREE Land o' Lakes spreadable butter (or else rainchecks on that- Thanks Queen Bee!). Fred Meyer would also be nice what with their cheap grapes, yogurt, and bagels (check The Coupon Project for a great matchup!).
Friday, June 4, 2010
$0.70 off one Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Buy one, get one free Sobe Lifewater
$1 off Cheez-It crackers- through Facebook, you'll need to like their page to print the coupon
You can also grab a free sample of Starbucks VIA from Walmart.
I've also seen a few great reads and other things to keep an eye on:
For The Mommas has the scoop and link you'll need to load the mystery "Cinderella" coupon on cellfire at 3pm (PST) today. We don't know what it is, but it'll be good at all Kroger affiliates- in the NW that means Fred Meyer and QFC.
Heather over at Queen Bee Coupons did an amazing job with her recent post comparing Coscto to coupon deals. It's well worth a look.
The Krazy Coupon Lady outlines how you can get FREE sparkling water next week at Safeway.
Last but not least, you can swing by Coupon Connections NW and take a peek ahead at what coupons to expect in this weekend's inserts.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
EDIT: they've reached 750 fans and the code has been posted! Those of you in the Western WA/Seattle area might want to hop on over to the Papa John's Seattle Facebook page and become a fan. They're attempting to increase their fan base and will be offering fans a code good for a FREE large 1 topping pizza once they hit 750 "likers".
You can see which stores count as being part of the Seattle area here.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
- Safeway hot dog buns $0.50 (not part of the buy 8 promo)
- Cheerios $1.49 (minus ecoupon and half a $1/2 GM cereal) $0.44
- Trix $1.49 (minus ecoupons and half the GM q) -$0.11
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.99 (minus ecoupon and half a GM q) $0.94
- Lucky Charms $1.99 (minus ecoupon and half a GM q) $0.94
- Hefty bowls $1.00
- O Organics Extra Firm Tofu $0.99 (minus $1 O Organics q) FREE
- Kraft Cheesy Explosion $0.75 (used FREE item q, took off the full $1.25) -$0.50
- Ballpark Angus franks $2.49 (minus $0.55 q) $1.94
The cereal didn't work out to be as cheap as I like, but they're some of the husband's favorites and will give him a nice break from the massive amounts of Post brand cereal he's been eating. Likewise, the hotdogs weren't super cheap but it's the brand I like and the husband really wanted some for the trip. The $1/2 General Mills cereal coupons came from the recent Shrek booklet (no longer in stores). Even if you don't buy it as part of the 8, the Tofu is only $1.49 or $0.49 after the O Organics coupon. This is not something I usually buy (I'm planning ahead for my vegan sister's visit in a few months) but it seems like a great price, especially since it's usually $2.49. That alone nets you an 80% savings!
One important thing to keep in mind when planning your trip is that you don't need to buy in sets of 8. As long as you have 8 or more items in one transaction, you'll get the $0.50 discount per item. Frugal Living NW has a really great matchup posted for this deal. Likewise, the Krazy Coupon Lady has an easy scenario using a combination of ecoupons and printable coupons that will net you 8 items for less than $5! Even if you don't follow that plan exactly, it's a great starting point for an easy deal.
Pace: FREE jar (up to $4): With 1 in 20 odds, and the ability to win up to 5 times- this is a good one to play daily. You can use it on any of their products, it's not just for salsa. It does require a code, but they have free code available as well so don't let that deter you. (I've won 3 times already)
BIC Soleil: 100 Days of Sunshine: It has some silly prizes (and some really nice ones), but almost everything comes as a pair so you can share with a friend.
Safeway Dairy Adventure: You have a chance to win gift cards (always awesome) or fun summer items. You don't actually have to play the weird dairy dunk game, there's a "skip game" button to watch for.
Dove Glee for All: You can spin the wheel 3 times daily for a chance to win free haircare products or Glee related prizes. I won a haircare product after trying for about a week.
Are there any other instant win games you're playing? I'd love to hear about them!