Next Week’s Deals

I remember when I was in grade school, we went on a field trip to some kind of science center.  In the gift shop you could buy “space food”.  I bought freeze-dried ice cream.  That’s why I’m interested to see what this free freeze-dried entree from Daily Bread will be like.

Free mini body lotion from Victoria Secret.

Free sample of Tide Total Care.

New printable coupons like B1G1 Free Aqua Juice

Free sample of Eucerin Calming Creme.

Free sample of Dunkin Donuts Coffee

CVS:

Accu-Check Diabetes Monitor ($9.99) get $9.99 ECB = Free (I’m not getting one, but it would be a great item to donate if you know someone who needs one)

Shout/Fantastic Spray/Scrubbing Bubbles/Windex or Windex wipes 2/$5 (get $1 ECBs wyb 2) Limit 5  – apparently there are some coupons coming in the 3/29 inserts that will make these items free or very cheap

WALGREENS:

Softsoap Body Wash – Buy 1 get RR for another one free

Red Baron Pizza 2/$5 – $1/2 RP 3/1 = $2 each wyb 2

Chap Stick 100% Naturals or True Shimmer Lip Balm ($1.99) get $1.99 RR

$2 RR, wyb Quaker Life Cereal, 15 or 16 oz, 2 for $5 – 2 $1/1 printables = $0.50 each wyb 2 after RR

Vitamin Water 3/$3 with in ad coupon – $1/2 April ESC.  Buy 6 use coupons = $0.50 each (you will have to wait until April 1st to do this deal)

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This is all I can find for now.  I’ll post later this week for Kroger, Publix, and Harris Teeter if I find any good deals!

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Just some good deals

I really needed groceries, and couldn’t wait until next week. So, I went searching for good prices and found several good deals.  Some prices may vary by location, especially Kroger and Walmart.

Walmart:

Danimals Crush Cups Yogurt ($2) – $1/1 S.S. 3/1 = $1

Johnson’s Soap Buddies ($0.97) $3/3 Johnson products Coupons.com.  Buy 3, get all free

Purina Cat Food ($3.97) – $3.50/1 printable = $0.50

Mentos Gum ($1.28) – $1/1 from S.S. 3/1

Ziploc Big Bags ($3.42) – $3 printable = $0.42

Harris Teeter: (now until April 1st they are TRIPLING all coupons up to $0.99; this means a great deals on a lot of items!)

Ken’s Salad Dressings B2G3 Free ($1.89) Two coupons from 3/8 S.S. = 5 Salad Dressings for $1.78

Wisk Detergent 2x 50 oz ($3.75) B1G1 Free – $1/1 RP 3/15 = 2 detergents for $2.75

Perdue Fresh Boneless Chicken Breast B1G2 Free

Fresh Foods Market Pre-sliced Meats and Cheeses B1G2 Free

Farmers Market Fresh 4.4 oz Blueberries B1G1 Free

Zone Perfect Bar ($1.39) $0.55 S.S. 3/1 = Free when tripled

Yo Crunch 100 Calorie 4 pk ($3) – $0.75/1 S.S. 3/8 = $0.75

Kroger:

Kraft Cheese 3/$5

Fresh Express Garden Salad $1.73

Kroger Milk $2.50

Cucumbers $0.84

Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $3.99

Kroger White Break $0.79

Kroger Apple Juice $1.44

Publix:

Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner Kits ($2.69) B1G1 Free – $1 coupon on select packs = $0.34 each wyb 2

Lance Crackers ($2.89) B1G1 Free – $1 S.S. 2/22 = $1.89/2

Contessa Frozen Meals ($7.99) B1G1 Free – 2 $2/1 printables = $1.99 each

Goodlife 2.7-3 ob bag cat food B1G1 Free – 2 $3/1 printables = should be free or almost free for 2 bags

Klondike Bars ($4.29) B1G1 Free

We tried to go to Harris Teeter tonight after Lance got off because they are open until midnight, but they closed early for construction.  So, we are going to try to go in the morning before Jaci gets here.  Its nice to have groceries in our house again! I’m going to try a new recipe this week.  It looks really good:

Baked Oatmeal

1 cup oil (can substitute butter or applesauce)
1 ½ cups sugar (can reduce)
4 eggs
6 cups oats
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups milk

Combine all ingredients in order listed. Pour into greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 375° for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned. Can refrigerate overnight before baking. Serve topped with butter, brown sugar, and milk.

Yields: Approximately 8-10 servings

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

Next week’s deals will come Friday or Saturday.

Publix and Walgreens

There is only one Smart Source ad in this week’s Sunday paper  So, if you sometimes buy more than one to get extra coupons, this week isn’t the one to do it. If you haven’t bought the April All You yet, do so! It has a coupon for a free Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in it!

3/22

Totals:

Total Value: $35.21

Total OOP: $9.47

Expected Rebates: $4.99

Total Savings: $30.73 or 87%

Kitchen Sink

Internet at the our apartment is not going to happen for a while.  It’s inconvenient, but it’s what has to be.  So, I get access to it at least once a week, and hopefully twice.  Because of this, my blog posts have to encompass a lot! So here’s everything and the kitchen sink:

Tomorrow you can get a free Thomas Wooden Train at Toys ‘R’ Us with this coupon.

Go here for your free sample of Dove hair care.

Free 14-day supply of Vitamins from Nature Made

Go here for a free sample of Kellogg’s All-Bran Pink Lemonade Drink Fiber Drink Mix

Here’s a coupon for a $1.99 small smoothie from Smoothie King if you go before 10am.  I LOVE their smoothies, but they’re so expensive, so this is a great coupon!

Free Arby’s Roastburger with the purchase of a Pepsi here.

Store Deals

(All deals aren’t neccessarily what I’m buying, but just some things I thought looked good.)

Walgreens:

Schick Quattro Razor ($8.99) – $4 S.S. 3/22 – $4 March ESC coupon = $0.99

Right Guard Professional Strength Deoderant ($5.99) – $5 March ESC Rebate = $0.99 after Rebate

Huggies Wipes ($2.50) If you still have one of the $5 Huggies coupons from Coupons.com this would be a great opportunity for a Moneymaker.  The store won’t give you cash back but if you have a “filler” item to cover it, they will apply the difference to your other items.

Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair (2/$7) – (2) $2 printables (just hit the back button once its printed once) – $2 March ESC Rebate (wyb 2) = $0.99 for two

Stride or Trident Gum ($0.79) – $0.75 S.S. 3/8 = $0.04

– A note about Walgreen’s Rebates:  Don’t be intimidated by the fact that an item has a rebate.  Walgreen’s has a great rebate program! All you have to do is enter in your receipt numbers online, submit it at the end of the month and they will mail it to you.  You also have the option of them mailing it to you on a Walgreens Gift Card and they will give you 10% more back.  Then after you have the Gift Card you just enter the number on the website and they will reload it!

CVS:

Crest Pro Health Enamel Care ($3.49) get $3.49 in ECB – $0.75 P&G 3/1 = $0.75 Moneymaker after ECB

Publix (March 18/19 – 24/25):

B1G1 Free Yoplait Yogurt 4pk 4oz Cup ($2.50) use (2) $1.50 printables (Interent Explorer) or (FireFox) = $0.50 Moneymaker

B1G1 Free Kashi All Natural Entree – I have a coupon that a got in the mail for a free entree and because they are B1G1, I will get two free!

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We have had a few problems in our new apartment’s kitchen.  The fridge went bad and they replaced the thermostat in it, one of the track lights (UGLY!) didn’t work and that’s been fixed, the dishwasher was not draining and is now fixed, and then today the guy came to fix my leaky kitchen sink.  I always like Lance to be there when this stuff happens, but he was at work, and I had no idea the guy was coming!  Jaci was taking a nap and so after I put a load of laundry in the washer and folded another, I had decided to doze for a moment.  I awoke suddenly to banging on the front door and a key turning.  After I dazily realized who it was, I let the maintenance guy in.  He talked to himself the whole time! And I mean, not like quiet muttering which I consider to be thinking out loud, he was having a full-on conversation! When Lance is here, he just talks about guy stuff to him, but I didn’t know how to respond.  I just sat on my couch and pretended to be engrossed in a book.  I was glad when he left.

If you find any good deals throughout the week, please post them in a comment so that we can all enjoy! Happy shopping!




I married an Irishman!

Today was Lance’s birthday! We couldn’t afford to do a whole lot, but it was fun anyway! He got the day off and we hung around the house.  I made him green eggs for breakfast:

Green Eggs

And we both enjoyed some of the green cupcakes I made yesterday.  I decorated them with green, white, and orange icing to represent the colors of the Irish flag:

Green Cupcakes

I even made him blow out candles.  I didn’t buy 25 of them, but you get the picture:

Candles

This has been the fourth birthday I’ve been able to share with Lance.  He is my best friend and each day with him is better than the last!

Happy Birthday, Love!!!

Publix, CVS, Walmart

I’ve had the flu all weekend and didn’t think I was going to get to go shopping today, but I finally felt better and it was good to get out of the house! I found a few more deals than expected and although I didn’t get much, it was still a good trip!

3/15

At CVS they had Irish Spring Body Wash and Colgate Max White toothbrushes free after ECB.  I also had a $4 off $20 purchase coupon that I got in my e-mail for signing up at the CVS website.  I had to purchase a filler item to reach the $20 so why not buy some Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs? I also paid with ECB at CVS so my total was $.42 and I received $10 ECB back!

At Walmart I needed to get some icing to make my husband a birthday cake and they had peelie coupons on the side of the cans for $.25 off, so that was helpful as well!

Totals:

Total Value: $37.19

Total OOP: $6.13

Total Savings: $31.06 or 84%

For those of you who bought the Glade Lasting Impressions last week, there is a couple coupons inside that when combined with the deal at CVS this week, equals a great deal on Scented Oil Refills! They are on sale 4/$10, you get $3 ECB back making them 4/$7 and then if you use 4 of the $1 coupons inside the boxes, that would make them 4/$3! Great deal! I didn’t get any today but I might later.

Don’t forget to buy (or subscribe) to your local Sunday paper and the All You (Walmart) magazine for great coupons!

A few deals for next week

Publix 3/12-3/18

Capri Sun 10 pk $2 – $1 Food Lion printable = $1

Motts Apple Sauce 6 pk $1.66 – $1 Target printable – $.55 printable = $.11 each

Del Monte Fresh Cut Vegatables 11-15 oz can $.79 – $.75 printable = $.04

B1G1 Free Banquet Chicken Patties

CVS

$2 in ECB wyb 2 Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler for $7 – $1/2 Pantene coupon in PG 3/1.  Buy shampoo and conditioner, get free styler PG 3/15.  Total $6 for all 3 items, receive $2 in ECB

Walmart

A note: I tried to get some great Walmart deals last week and not one of them worked out.  I find that not all cashiers are learned on Walmart’s coupon policy.  Some frugal shoppers suggest taking a copy of the coupon policy with you when you go.  I’m not one of those, but just a warning that the deals might not work.

Danimals Crush Cups Yogurt $2 – $1 coupon in 3/1 SS = $1

Ken’s Salad Dressing $1.78 – $2/1 in 3/8 SS = Free plus overage

These are all the deals that I’ve found so far.  Not a good outlook for the things I need.  For more deals visit Southern Savers, Fiddledeedee, and Frugal Coupon Mom.

I was hoping for a good deal on some meat and produce items.  Our refrigerator died in our new apartment and I lost a lot of frozen hamburger, frozen chicken, all our condiments, eggs, sandwich meat and cheese, milk…everything basically.  It has been a really frustrating thing to deal with the past couple days.  I’m considering asking the apartment complex for reimbursement for all that food but I’m not sure if that’s a possibility.  So, for supper, Lance and I just had a sandwich.  Which is okay, unless that’s your only option, and then its just bland.

If you have any good deals to add, feel free to post a comment!

Still here…

Still trying to get internet at the new place.  We went to Electronic Express because I have found that Clearwire (to the best of my knowledge) is the cheapest.  Yesterday I chatted with a Clearwire associate online to find out what I need to do.  She said that I needed to find a local Clearwire dealer to find out if my zip code is within the service area.  Hence, Electronic Express visit.  They were absolutely no help whatsoever!

AM = Assistant Manager who knows nothing.

K = Me

L = Lance

AM = Hello, how can I help you today?

L = Well, we were just looking into getting some Clearwire internet.

AM = (points to Clearwire Kiosk)

K = (confused look)

L = Okay

AM = Well, what type are you looking for?

K = We want wireless with a router.

AM = (opens up cabinet below Kiosk, pulls out a box that says “Talk Faster with Clearwire!, clearly an attachment for phone service.) Let me see if this is the right card. (Walks up to the desk)

L&K = Okay (follow him)

AM = Okay, what’s your  zip code?

K = 37209

AM = Well, it says here that your area may not be covered and you need to contact a dealer to find out, that would be us.

K = Mmhmm.

AM = Well, have you considered getting USB internet, maybe you should contact your cell-phone provider.

K = We want a router so that we can have more than one computer be able to access it.

AM = Yeah, well we don’t have any routers left.

K = Can you get one transferred?

AM = Hmm let’s see… (names 3 different Electronic Expresses that are in stock).  You could try to go to one of those places.  But, to be honest, I would recommend getting some other internet.  Clearwire is so slow. (Another associate walks up) To him:  Well, you know I’m just trying to be honest with the customer.

L =  (to me, from corner of mouth) Let’s go.

K = Okay well thanks.

AM = Good luck with that!

K = (once outside) Comcast it is!

L = Yeah.

It was fun to say the least.  I’m now at the library with Lance to check my e-mail and write a small post.  Unfortunately, I can’t print any coupons here because these computers block the coupon printing software.

Hopefully this problem will be solved soon, but until then, I’ve left my printer at the old apartment and will post next week’s deals this weekend for sure!

Busy Day

Today is moving day! We have been very busy! Thankfully Lance is getting help moving the big stuff, while I’m at home packing up some last minute things.  I’m also trying to figure out how to get internet at our new place.  I’ve never had to purchase it before.  There have always been a couple public ones within range.  Hopefully this won’t impact my blog posts for more than a couple of days.

Here are a few freebies:

Today’s free Redbox code: F3T9L6

Free Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Gain Detergent sample and coupon

Sun Crystals Sweetner sample

Tide Total Care sample

Free Gooseberry Patch Cookbook

B1G1 free coupon for Seattle’s Best Coffee

Check out this blog to find out how to get McAfee Total Protection 2009 free!

Kotex sample

Free coffee spoon

CVS 3/8

I started out with $9.99 in ECB from my last visit.  I also had a $3 off $15 purchase from last visit.

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4.2 oz ($3.89) on sale for $2.99 – $0.75 RP 3/1 coupon = $2.24 OOP.  You get $2 ECB for this, making it essentially $0.25!

Garnier Fructisse Shampoo or Conditioner ($4.29) on sale 3/$10.  Get $5 ECB for this making them $1.66 each. (There might be a coupon for them in the 3/8 RP that would make them $0.99 each.)

Vaseline Body Lotion 10 oz. ($3.69) – $1.25 RP 3/1 coupon = $2.44 OOP.  You get $2 ECB for this item making it essentially $0.44!

Arm & Hammer 2x Laundry Detergent ($6.99) on sale B1G1 Free.  Use 2 $1/1 printables = $2.50 each

Colgate Total Toothpaste ($2.79) on sale B1G1 Free (limit 4 items).  Use 4 $1.50/1 printables = 4 free toothpastes!

Nature Valley Granola Bars ($4.29) on sale 3/$10.  Use 2 $0.60 printables = $8.80 OOP.  You receive $5 in ECB, so essentially the cost is $1.27 each.

CVS 3/8

Totals:

Total Value: $44.48

Total OOP (after coupons and ECB): $15.50

Total Savings: $28.98 or 65%

Received $14 ECB

Like I paid: $1.50

For more CVS deals check out Southern Savers.