Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Price Chopper Coupon Match Ups!

Here are some cheap deals at Price Chopper this week! I confirmed with Price Chopper yesterday (by phone) that all Unilever and Kraft products count for these deals, not just the ones pictured in the ad. Update: The only Unilever products counting toward this promotion are those listed in the ad PLUS Wishbone Salad Dressing. Also, during the last Unilever deal, back before Easter, people were able to do the deals and roll the catalinas into more deals and get more catalinas. Also, when doing these deals, the price before Advantedge savings counts toward your total, so keep that in mind when figuring out your scenarios.

Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies- B1G1 Free- $3.49- 2 $1 off coupons http://www.couponbug.com/couponweb/Offers.aspx?pid=11349&nid=15&zid=ck03
74 cents ea

Sabra Hummus- B1G1F- $4.49- $1/1 6/28 SS - $1.24 ea- if you PC doubles then 24 cents ea!!!

Ball Park Franks- B1G2F- price check? $1/2 6/28 RP = really inexpensive hot dogs!

Heluva Good Dip- $1.99- $1 off 2 6/28 SS- $1.49 ea

Marzetti Dressings & Dips 2/$5- $1/1 from 6/21 SS
$1.50 ea

Kraft Promotion: Spend $20 on Kraft Products get $7 off your next shopping order (if you printed the 2nd round of Kraft printables that came out a few weeks back, the reset with the 8/31 expiration date, they will come in handy with these deals!).

Kraft BBQ Sauce 99 cents
75 cents off 1 6/14 SS = 24 cents ea

A1 Steak Sauce $3.59
$2/1 6/14 SS

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Brick $1
($1/2 from the Kraft printables a few weeks back) = 2/$1!

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.68
$1/1 6/21 SS = 68 cents

Wheat Thins - $1.99
B1G1 5/17 SS exp? = 99 cents ea

Jello - 3/$2
$1/off 3 from Kraft printables = $1 for 3

Unilever Promotion - Buy $10 of Unilever products and get $3 off your next order

Hellman's Mayo - $2.99
$1/1 Hellmann's light printable

I can't believe it's not butter - $1.68

Lipton Lemo Iced Tea B1@4.99Get1Free
50 or 60 cents off 1, 5/17 RP (depending on your region)

Bertolli Pasta Sauce 2/$5

Popsicle Ice Pops 10/$10

For a complete list of coupons for Kraft and Unilever product coupons, visit the coupon database at http://www.afullcup.com/. Just type in the item you are looking for and a list of coupons will come up. Also, visit the Price Chopper forum to see some scenario ideas for maximizing these 2 deals!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Rite Aid Deals of the Week 6/28

WOW has Rite Aid brought out some great deals with coupons- and even rebates- this week. Money Saving Mom has all the information you need here

This month, Rite Aid is running a deal: Purchase $25 Worth of Participating Products Get a $10.00 Rite Aid Gift Card or Purchase $50.00 Worth of Participating Products, Get a $25 Rite Aid Gift Card.You can see a listing of all the participating products

Buy 1 Wet Ones at $1.99, Get $1 Single Check Rebate
Use $1/1 printable (or $0.75/1 coupon from the 5/17 SmartSource insert)
Free (or $0.25) after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Buy 2 Secret Deodorants at $1.99 each, Get a $1 Single Check Rebate
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 5/17 P&G insert
$0.49 each after coupon and rebate

Buy 1 Glade Sense & Spray at $6.99, Get $2 Single Check Rebate
Use $4/1 from the July All You magazine or from the 05/10 SmartSource insert
$0.99 each after coupon and Single Check Rebate

Price Chopper Deals

There are some really good deals to be had at Price Chopper this week!
Get $7 on your next purchase when you spend $20 on participating Kraft products!
Get $3 on your next purchase when you purchase $10 on participating Unilever products!
I will post some scenarios later this evening, along with a Bargain Meal of the Week! This is the first time I've been excited about the PC flier in a LONG time!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The "B" word-Part 1

For over a year now I have been focused on getting deals, and saving money. The last 2 months we have been taking personal finance classes and we needed to budget. We sat down and figured it all out, and put it on paper. I am glad to finally have it done for two reasons: there have not really been many good deals, and I have been so busy that getting deals is on the back burner.

Before you disregard a budget, let me assure you that it was not as hard as I thought it would be. Basically, I reviewed the bank account for how much was spent on Gas, groceries, eating out, etc., and created the budget based on those numbers. It was out first month, and we went just a little over, and we wound up with enough money at the end of the month to pay almost an additional $1,000.00 on a debt!!!! You cannot take budgeting for granted anymore! It must be done.

The new budget works basically like an envelope system. First we put down all monthly bills, like mortgages, electricity, trash etc. Next, we took anything not paid monthly, like taxes for example. We pay taxes once a year. We divided that payment by 12, and that number goes into an "envelope" each month to be saved for when it comes due. Also, groceries were set at $50.00 per week, so that went into an envelope each week. When all was said and done, I went about $5 over budget. This month I will set the same budget, and if I still go over budget I will evaluate if it was me overspending, or if I set my budget too small. The class teaches that the budget should be done at the beginning of each month, My husband and I are going to sit down over today and tomorrow and work on the budget for July.

I don't want to relay alot of specifics about the class or the teachings, but I do feel that these are the basics of most budgets. I do however, want to leave you with one thing that I think I should share: You need to take care of the financial needs of your home and family first. That is, you need to pay rent, electrical, food & car payments before you worry about credit cards. You cannot go to work, earn money to get yourself out of debt, or just stay afloat, if you cannot eat, or shower, or get to work, or have a place to live. Those items need to be a priority in your life.

If there is anyone reading this that is struggling, realize that the Creditor will wait, the mortgage payment and feeding your family cannot. That doesn't mean you don't pay your debts at all, it means you pay what you can, after you have taken care of your basic comforts- Starbucks is not basic comfort people- and then pay creditors what you can.

CVS Deals Week of 6/28

You have to check out Moms By Heart and now is your perfect chance if you haven't already! She has a great post with coupon match ups page by page for CVS this week! Don't forget to look at her 50 cents or less shopping posts too!

Clean & Clear spend $15 get $5 ECB
-$2.00-$5.00 printables here

Edge Shave Gel $1.99
-$1.00 printable here
Price: $.99

Walgreen's Deals Week of 6/28

Deal Seeking Mom has all of your best deals for Walgreen's this coming week-might be a good time to stock up on some summer snacks:

Select Nabisco/Kraft Products
Get $3 RRs wyb $15 or $5 RRs wyb $20
– Ritz Crackers $2
– Chips Ahoy $2
– Capri Sun $2
– Planters Peanuts 12oz $2
– Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese 3/$5
– Velveeta Shells & Cheese 3/$5
– Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip (32-oz.), $3
$1/1 Capri Sun Sunrise Product, exp. 7-31-09 (SS 4/19/09)
$1/2 Nabisco Chips Ahoy, exp. 6-28-09 (SS 5/17/09)
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies, exp. 6-30-09 (SS 4/19/09)
$1/1 Miracle Whip, exp. 7-21-09 (SS 6/14/09)
$0.75/1 Kraft Mayo, exp. 7-19-09 (SS 6/21/09)
$1.50 off 2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese Printable

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Free Water from Nestle !!!!!!!!!

Nestle Pure Life Water is Running a Rewards Program this Summer:
Purchase any Participating Nestle Pure Life Product Between 4/1/09 and 9/30/09
Download the Healthy Rewards Request Form
For every 3 UPC’s You Send In, You will receive a Coupon for a Free Case of Water up to a $4.99 Value. There are several other rewards you can choose from as well, including a $10.00 sporting goods gift card.
Go here for all the details & forms
I signed up for VeryBestBaking.com and was able to print two coupons for $1 off a 24 pack of Pure Life Water.

National Bomb Pop Day!

June 25th is National Bomb Pop Day! Blue Bunny is giving printable coupons for $1 off a box- making these really cheap at Wal-Mart. Go here to become part of the Iscream team or
here to print coupons for $1 off Bomb Pops!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Price Chopper debuts Fuel Advantedge Program in the Capital Region!

Price Chopper sent me an anouncement yesterday in my email. This looks like a pretty cool program. For every $50 you spend at Price Chopper, you earn 10 cents off PER GALLON of gas, up to 20 gallons at participating gas stations like Sunoco and select Stewarts locations. Get all the details here and get ready to start saving on gas! I'm so excited about this!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Low Cost Meals from Our Favorite Retailers

Does that ever look good? Perfect for Summer lunch or dinner? A while ago I signed for some email newsletters from some well known product manufacturers, and this was sent to me today. I receive emails once a week, with printable coupons, and tons of recipes. Lately I have noticed more and more with a Budget Friendly Menu section. They are so convenient with the recipe online, i can take a quick scan of what I need, and then cut & paste to a word document a shopping list, and print out the coupons that go along with it. It makes it easy to scan through blogs to see if there are any good deals. Alot of these newsletter have sections you can click what you want, and it adds it to a printable shopping list. I don't do it that way because I go across several emails and cannot merge the lists. Keep in mind that you may be able to buy generic brands or other brands for less, and save yourself even more.

Ultimately, since I know deals are cyclical and run about every 3 months, I'd like to make a rotating menu plan, and have a preset grocery list that I can check off items as I get the best deals on them.

To sign up for some of these newsletters :

Betty Crocker



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bargain Meal of the Week - Price Chopper

Bargain Meal of the Week
Don't forget - if you're not a Price Chopper Shopper, you can click the link above to go to $5 Dinners and find a Bargain Meal of the Week for your grocery store!

Crock Pot Chicken W/ Black Beans and Cream Cheese
Boneless frozen chicken breasts - $1.66/lb (must buy 4 pound bag for $4.98)
1 (15 & 1/2 oz) can of black beans - I got progresso last week for around $0.99 a can
1 15 oz. jar of salsa $1.99 for PC brand (other brands may be on sale)
1 can corn $0.59 Green Giant niblets (may be able to find PC brand 2/$1)
1 8oz package of cream cheese $1.88 for PC brand tub

Instructions: Follow the recipe at Recipe Zaar here. It looks super easy and very delicious!
Final cost: Approximately $7.oo depending on other brands being on sale, what you have on hand, and what you coupons you have (may be able to find cheaper corn, black beans
This is one I haven't actually made yet. It received all rave reviews! If you try it, please feel free to give it a little review in the comments section of this post! Thanks!

Target Deals 6/14

Here are a few deals that I am thinking of taking advantage of at Target this week:

Archer Farms Yellow or Blue Tortilla Chips - $2.33/ea
Get a FREE Archer Farms Salsa (16 oz) with purchase of 2 Archer Farms Tortilla Chips
Use $1/1 Target coupon in the Afullcup.com Target Coupon Generator (use 2)
Final Price = $1.33/ea when you buy 2 + FREE Salsa

DiGiorno Frozen Pizza (12 in) - $5.50/ea
Get a FREE 2 liter of selected Coke with purchase of any 1 DiGiorno Pizza
Use $1/1 in 6/14 Smart Source insert
Final Price = $4.50 for 1 Digiorno Pizza + a 2 liter of Coke!
We usually make pizza from scratch but this would be a good in a pinch....

Suave Body Wash (12 oz) - $1.49/ea
Use $1/2 in 5/17 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $0.99/ea when you buy 2

Crystal Light On-the-Go (3 pks) - $0.99/ea (look near the registers)
Use $1/1 here, here and here
Final Price = FREE

A-1 Steak Sauce - $2.09/ea
Use $2/1 in 6/14 Smart Source insert and $2/1 here
Final Price = $0.09/ea

Check out Stretching A Buck for more deals...

Long Time No Post- Target Deals!!!!-


I could only get 1 of the $2 off coupons from the softsoap website to print, but looking through my coupons I found that I had a $2 off Softsoap from the June 09 Reinventing Beauty magazine sold exclusively at CVS. The coupon is not in the usual insert book of CVS coupons, but on one of the pages, and it does not state only at CVS. The best part- Reinventing beauty sells for 99 cents, and is full of so many coupons. It makes a great filler for purchases!

Now through July 13th there is a gift card deal on Softsoap Ensembles Value Packs! Check this out: Buy 2 Softsoap Ensemble Value Packs at $6 each Use 2 $2/1 manufacturer's coupons here Stack with 2 $2/1 Target coupons here Spend $4 plus tax out of pocket, Get a $5 Target gift card.

You can roll these deals--using the gift card earned from the previous transaction to purchase another two Softsoaps to earn another gift card--thus lowering your out-of-pocket costs even more. This is a great opportunity to stockpile enough hand soap for a year. If you do this enough, and get your hands on enough coupons, you can buy a ton of soap for pennies each!!!

Target also has a Special K promotion going on this week: Buy any three Special K cereals ($2.39) and get a free box of Special K crackers.
Here's how to get these for very inexpensively:
Buy 3 boxes of Special K cereal and 2 boxes of Special K crackers Use 1 B2G1 coupon here or here (buy two cereals, get a free box of Special K crackers)Use 3 $1/1 coupons from 6/7 RP insert$0.83 plus tax per box after coupons and store promotion

Degree men's deodorant (Artic Edge and Intense Sport)--$2.49 Use the $1.50/1 Target printable coupon here Stack with the $1/1 manufacturer's coupon from the 5/17 RedPlum insert

Check out some other great deals before you go to Target at Stretching a Buck !!!!!

What's Free This Week????

Erin at Coupon Cravings has some great deals for you -like this one at Walgreens:
John Frieda Root Awakening Hair Care: Buy 3 for $15
Use 3 $3/1 coupons from 6/14 Smart Source
Receive $5 Register Rewards
Final Price = $.33 each
She's also listed the free and little to nothing out of pocket deals at CVS & Rite Aid too. I only hope there is some of this stuff left when I get to Walgreens tomorrow!!!!!
If you are new to shopping at WAGS check out this post here. Happy Shopping!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

CVS Deals 6/14

Here are some of the best deals at CVS this week....they are starting ot look better and better to me:

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran and Corn Pops cereal 12-15oz $1.88
-$1.00 from 6/7 RP
Final Price: $.88

Skippy Peanut Butter 16.3oz 3/$5
-$.40 from 4/5 Unilever
Final Price: $1.27 ea

Aveeno ECB Deal: Spend $20 Get $10
-$1.50-$2 from inserts
-$2.00 from June ALL YOU magazine
-$2/1 or $5/2 printable HERE – Positively Ageless Products

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Rinse or Oral B Floss, $2.99Get $2 ECBs (limit 1)
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, exp. 7-31-09 (P&G 6/7/09)
$0.49 after coupon and ECBs!

Schick Quattro Titanium Razor or Trimmer, $7.99Get $3 ECBs (limit 3)
$4/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, Trimmer, or Refill, exp. 7-17-09 (ALL YOU magazine June ‘09 issue)
$4/1 Schick Quattro Titanium Razor, exp. 7-27-09 (SS 6/14/09)
$0.99 after coupons and ECBs!

Check out Deal Seeking Mom for more deals...and scenarios

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Staples - $1 printer paper and photo paper

Get up to 2 packs of Hammermill Copy Paper and Photopaper at Staples when you submit an online rebate.

Here's the deal:

HammerMill Copy Paper (500 sheets), $4.99

$3.99 Staples Easy Rebate (limit 2)$1 after rebate!

Staples Photo Paper (50 sheets), $12.98

$11.98 Staples Easy Rebate (limit 2)$1 after rebate!

Also, while you're there (it takes about 2 minutes), sign up for the Staples rewards program and earn 10% back in Staples Rewards on all ink and toner, case and ream paper and Copy & Print Center purchases. And if you return your inkjet print cartridges (as part of the rewards program), you can receive $3 back for any brand inkjet print cartridges!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Walgreen's $5/$25 Wed & Thurs only

Go here to print your $5/$25 purchase at Walgreen's. I tried to get those darn Bayer and Contour meters last week 4 times and they were out of stock. So was the ecotrin and the hair dryer. And I started looking on Monday! Your $25 must be after coupons though YMMV because at my Walgreen's they usually scan it in as soon as my total hits $25.
Hip2Save has a great list of the monthly and weekly deals here. Check them out!

Free Geotrax DVD

Get a free Geotrax dvd from Fisher Price here. These are cute little dvd's (usually only 20 minutes or so) but they make great stocking stuffers, additions to birthday gifts or movies to keep at Grandma's house!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Sense Date Night Coming On....

Through June 22, 2009, you can take this coupon to any TGI Fridays location to get a free entree with the purchase of another entree. Limit one coupon per table per visit.