Sunday, September 28, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/28-10/04

There are a lot of Crazy RR deals going on this week. I did 4 different transactions to use all the RR one after another. (I hate not using them right away for fear that I will forget about them)The cashier was amazed that after the first transaction, I was paying under a dollar for every other transaction.
Oh, and TODAY was the first day I got everything to work out FINE without needing a manager to come and help. I made sure I only used different RR to pay for an item. (Example: I bought 2 toothbrushes in different transactions, but I used the RR from one toothbrush to pay for the soda, then I used the RR from the soda to pay for the other toothbrush, then I used the RR from the second toothbrush to pay for the FAR item (foundation). This may be greek to some of you:)
(John already took the 3 pks of Dr. Pepper to the basement)
Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush
Receive 4.49 in RR
.75 off MC from 9/28
=overage of .75

Gillette Fusion Razor
Receive 4.00 in RR
-4.00 MC from 9/28

Special K Bars (and others including Nutri-Grain and Rice Krispies treats)
I have tried a LOT of granola-ish bars over the last month, and these are the most tasty-delicious (and they only have 90 calories a bar)
2.50 each
buy 2 and get $2 RR

Dr. Pepper
buy 3 and get $4 RR
=3/7.00 (2.33 each)

Here are some things that Being Frugal is Fabulous posted about:
Best Scenario: Tylenol Cold Tablets
3 x $4.99=$14.97
-$4.50 Easy Saver coupon
-$3.00 MC
-$5.00 RR
=$2.47 for 3 boxes
She mentioned you can get tylenol coupons here if you don't have them.

Walgreens overlap days (they were Fri.and Sat.)

I made a haul at Walgreens overlap days, and really enjoyed using the $5 off $20 coupons.
Overlap days happen at the end of every month when the current month Easy Saver Catalogue works with the NEW month Easy Saver Catalogue. Because a bunch of coupons expire on Tuesday 9/30 I got a few other things I wanted to make the 5/20 coupon work twice. (so in all I paid about 30.00 and I will be getting 22.00 back in rebates, and I got a $5 RR, so I paid about 3.00 for all of this.

One awesome example:

Garnier Nutrise Shampoo and conditioner (the big bottles)

3 at 6.99 each= 20.97

3.00 off (Oct) Easy Saver coupon= -9.00

2.00 MC and (2) 1.00 MC= -4.00

buy $20 of Garnier Nutrise get $10 back (Sept) Easy Saver Rebate

=Overage of 2.03

The other deals were all pretty similar, combine coupons with rebates from different month catalogues and get things very cheap. I still paid money for the candy, but with the 5 off 20 coupons I'm sure I got them for free.:)

Happy Day.

Rite Adi Deals Sept 28-Oct 4

Not that much going on at Rite Aid this week, but there was enough to make it then I could pick up a rebate booklet for the month.

Gillette Fusion or Fusion power razor
-5.00 SCR
-4.00 coupon from this weeks paper

Crest Pro-Health Whitening Toothpaste
Double check you have the right kind with the rebate book...because it was marked wrong at my store, and I got the wrong thing...but I'm going that way later this week, so I can fix it.
2.69 SCR
1.00 MC
=overage of 1.00

Pampers Wipes
1.00 SCR
.50 MC
Even as a baby shower add-in gift these are cheap.

Maybelline Cosmetics
BOGO free
5.69 shimmer gloss
5.29 eyeshadow
-5.29 BOGO
-2.00 MC (from tear pads at the store- they expire 9/30)
=3.69 for 2 items

I found some great items in the 75% off clearance section. Lots of prizes for kids (and additions to the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes), and a lazer pointer for 1.49. I have always wanted one of those things to point to the screen from the back of the room when I am teaching.:)
There might be others, but that was all the time I had to find deals. It looks like 10/12-10/18 is going to be the big week for freebies at Rite Aid.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/21-9/27

This week there are some good register rewards deals, and if you haven't already purchased the FAR (free after rebate) items, this is the last week to do so for the month of September.
Oh, and just and FYI too: The new Easy Saver Book (for October) comes out on Friday, and BOTH books are good on Friday and Saturday. This lady is knows Walgreens well, and sometimes post specifically about these days she calls the "Double dip days".

Register rewards deals:
Make sure if you do 2 of the exact same RR deals you do them in separate transactions. For example, I did the toothbrush and floss and the dimetapp and Robitussin in one, and did another toothbrush and floss in a different transaction.

Reach Toothbrush and Reach Floss, 2/$5.00
Receive $5.00 in RR when you purchase 2 Reach products
Apparently there is a coupon out there, but I didn't have it.
Price: FREE

Dimetapp Liquid, 4oz. or Robitussin, 2/$10.00
Receive $5.00 in RR when you buy 2, receive $10.00 in RR when you buy 3
Use $2.00 off Dimetapp or $1.00 off Robitussin printable here
Final Price: will vary

(I did this today and used a couple of coupons that are no longer available and made $3. If you printed 2 Dimetapp coupons and 1 Robitussin coupon (and purchased those items), you would pay $10 and get $10 back.)=free stuff:)

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 4.49
Receive $4.50 RR

I used my RR to buy a few FAR items, a huge bag of tootsie rolls for my classes, and .74 clearance socks. I can ALWAYS use more black socks:)

Free after Rebate items.
Make sure you check all the details, and look at the pictures in the easy saver booklet to make sure you are buying the correct thing.
Excedrin Express Gels, $3.99
Nivea for Men Body Wash, $4.99
Use with $1.00 MC from 7/20 SS to make 1.00!
L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, up to $16.49
Use with $3.00 MC from 7/20 SS to make 3.00!
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 4.2 oz.: $3.79
Use with $.75 MC from 8/31 P&G insert to make .75!
Chemistry Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, $7.99
LypSyl Honey Berry with SPF 15 or Orsiginal LypMoisturizer $1.99
Revlon Nail Color or Nail Care $4.79
Use the $2.00 off any Revlon Color Cosmetic MC from 7/20 SS or 8/24 SS and make $2.00!
Walgreens Acid Controller Complete $7.99
Walgreens Pitcher Filter Replacement Cartridge $6.99
Happy Shopping.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Double checking pays big...

This week was kind of a whirlwind...but I managed to get quite a few quick shopping trips in. When I am in line I feel so bad for the people behind me, and it is hard to read the scanner and the final price after the store I made a habit of checking my recipt BEFORE I left the store...and it paid big.

The first time...I thought I had given them all my coupons, but as I was shoving the coupon organizer back in my bag, I saw 3 that I I had forgotten. (I put all the one for that store in the front pocket so I can see them) I went right over to the customer service and told them I forgot about these 3 coupons. They checked the receipt for the items, and gave me $5.00 in cash (the amount that should have been taken off with those coupons).

The second time...I bought a BUNCH of Gatorade because it was on sale for .59. Only half of it rang up the correct price, the other half rang up at regular price. When I brought my receipt to customer service and showed him the Gatorade and the receipt they handed me $11.00 in cash.

The third time...I had actually gotten into my car and looked at the receipt again. I bought 5 specific items and was supposed to get $5.00 off...but the discount never came off. (I did the exact same transaction in a different store the day before and it worked perfectly). I went back.... and YEP, they handed me $5.00 in cash.

So...checking your receipt, and going to talk to customer service (very politely) saved me $21.00 this week.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

King Soopers

Grocery Shopping 101 "Dutch Style"

I was super excited about a few things at King Soopers (or Kroger) this week. I was going to go into detail about it...but it would take forever to figure out where all my coupons came from.

I will highlight a few great deals, and tips for saving on your grocery bill.

First, in case you don't already know King Soopers in Colorado doubles coupons up to 1.00. So if you have .40 coupon it turns into a .80 one. A .60 coupon will get .40 added so it becomes a dollar.

If you don't have a King Soopers, ask your grocery stores if they ever double coupons.

Second, be on the look out for specials where if you buy so many items, you get money off. This week (until Tues. at Midnight) they are running a promotion where if you buy 15 qualifying items, you get 3.00 off. It doesn't sound like much, but with coupons, and getting quick and easy snacks (like granola bars) it turns out to be pretty good deal.

My Philosophy for grocery shopping: Some people really want to make all homeade things, and eat "natrual". I just want quick and easy (somewhat healthy) things that are cheap:) And...I make it a goal to save around 60% on every trip.

Keep an eye on the clearance sections- even in the cold food isles. You can use coupons with clearance items too.

Pick up a flyer, or check out the one online, before shopping. Right now I only get the weekend edition of the paper, so I pick up the grocery flyers on Wednesdays at school. This summer I looked them up online.

Load e-coupons on your saver card. They automatically take the money off if you buy that item. They are easy to add once you register with the site, and you can use them in addition to regular coupons.

Find Printable coupons at the product website, or from printable coupon sites.

For examle: Toaster Strudels are on sale for 1.99. Just today I used .50 coupon from printable site , (which the store doubled) and the computer took off .50 from a coupon I added to the card at so I only paid .50 for one box. The other boxes were .99 each after coupons

My favorite e-coupons: P&G esaver electronic coupons. You can sign up here: P&G esaver. You can sign up here at

My favorite printable coupons:, It may ask you to install the coupon printer the first time. DO IT:)

I'll try to keep a list of the other sites I print coupons from, so I can let you all know.

(Specific deals from the picture: Cottonelle TP .99, used .50 coupon that was doubled=free, Granola bars, 2.19, use many .50 coupons which were doubled=1.19 each, also got a catalina for 1.50 off my next purchase of almost anything, and got 3.00 off my grocery order because I bought 15 items that qualified. Kids swimming floaties and costers .30 each (90% clearance). Crystal Light, Kraft dressing, Hot dogs, kraft cheese and koolaid= just the price of the koolaid (2.40))

I also got a bunch of meat, cheese, bread and a few frozen things. I was proud of the bottom of my reciept:

Manufacturer coupon savings: $30.42, multiplied coupon savings: $7.45, Sooper card savings: $35.56, Total coupon savings: $73.43, 61% savings:()

Rite Aid Deals 9/14-9/20

First, I must say....GO BRONCOS!!! (it is half-time of the game)

L'oreal Facial Cleanser
Sale: $5.99
SCR#23: $5.99 (valid only if you buy it this week)
Use: $1 coupon from recent coupon insert
Total: Free or $1 profit

Light Bulbs (8pack)
Sale: 4.00
In-add coupon 3.00 off
= 1.00 (which is pretty good for 8 light bulbs)

Electrasol (dishwashing tabs)
4.99 (not on sale)
SCR # 101 2.00 rebate
2.25 off coupon (I received mine in the paper last week)
= .75 for a box
Sale .99
(I had a coupon from a tear-pad at king soopers for .50)
=.50 (but .99 isn't a bad price for them)

Crest pro-health toothpaste
Sale: 2.99
SCR # 90 2.00 rebate
=.99 OR
I used an Internet coupon (which Rite aid rarely accepts, unless it is from their website- but this one is from their website.) You can find it HERE (thanks to I heart Rite Aid)
(I just realized the coupon I printed is for the 7.8oz and the one I am talking about is the 6oz, but they took my coupon:)

Ace reusable cold compress
Sale 3.99 (they were on sale last week, and the price is still good)
SCR # 50 2.00 rebate
= 1.99 (These cold packs are great for aches and pains)
Note card holder
on clearance for .74
There is a lot of summer clearance items:)

So... not a lot of totally free stuff this week, but it was still fun:)
and...the Broncos game is over...AWESOME FINISH!
I like Hooray for Frebates, because she posts about Rite Aid.
The Rite Aid in Greeley is on 11th ave. and 11th st.
There is one in Fort Collins too, but I'm not sure where.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Walgreens deals 9/14/08-9/20/08

Maxfresh toothpaste
sale price: 2.99
2.00 off in-add coupon
1.00 coupon from All You magazine (Sept)
OR .75 off from this weeks coupon inserts
=free or .25

Nestle Toll house chocolate chips
on sale for 1.99 with in-add coupon.
Follow direction HERE to get (2) 1.50 off coupons. (It is kind of complicated, so it may not be worth it.)
= .50 each
( I stopped by 2 Walgreens today, and neither one carried chocolate I will try one more later on in the week)
Glade Candles (The Motherload-I got all these candle/freshener accessories for .98)
I actually spent about 20 min. matching up my coupons to the store deals and rebates. Here is what I came up with.
Glade Scented Oil Candle Refills (3pk) (The ones that look like floaty candles)
There is a $1.00 MIR (#34, limit 4)
Use Buy 2 get 1 free MC from 7/20 SS or 8/24 SS
=3/.98 after 3.00 rebate
Glade Candle 4 oz.
There is a $1.00 MIR (#34, limit 4-this is the same rebate as above)
Use $1.00 MC from 9/14 SS (today's coupon page)
Final Price: OVERAGE of $.02
Glade Plugins Scented Gel Warmer
There is a $1.00 MIR (#33, limit 4)
Use B1G1 free MC from 9/14 SS or printable here
Final Price: OVERAGE of $.02
Glade Plugins Scented GEL Refill
There is a $1.00 MIR (#33, limit 4)
Use B1G1 free from MC (I don't remember the date)
=OVERAGE of $.02
Mars Candy Bars
3/1.oo with in-ad coupon
(I'm trying to stop my man from buying convenience store I have these around to put in his lunch box)
Pert Plus
If you submit your rebate online, there is a place for FAR pert plus.
I was a little skeptical, but I read about it numerous places, and looked it up on the website with the Easy Saver catalogue, and it is there.
used 2.00 coupon from a while back
=Overage of 2.00 after rebate
Thanks to Frugal is fabulous for this info:
Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Shampoo or Conditioner:
Receive $2.00 in RR when you purchase 2
There is a $5.00 MIR (#11) when you buy 2
Use Buy 1 shampoo and 1 conditioner and get 1 styler free MC from 8/31 P&G insert
Use $1.00/2 shampoo or conditioner MC in 9/14 P$G insert
Final Price: 1 shampoo, 1 conditioner and 1 styler for free
(there are other ways you could work this scenario too)
I found a 3.00 coupon from a while back, so I made 1.00 on this purchase...but you can print your own 2.00 off coupons by reading THIS post.
use 2.00 off coupon from Easy Saver catalogue
=free or OVERAGE 1.00
Other stuff:
Over sized clothespin, paperclips, chap stick, headbands= on clearance, 1.50 for all
Purex=on clearance for 1.49, I had a .50 coupon so =1.00
I have a question for you.
Do you like it if I put the date of the coupon in the post?
Do you have any requests for my blog?
If you are new to couponing...Frugal is Fabulous has definitions and abbreviations that are often used HERE.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Walgreens and Office Depot steals:)

This week my main deals were at Walgreens and Office Depot.
2 Crest mouthwashes
4.50 each (in different transactions)
got 4.50 back in Register rewards for each of them.
2 Chex mix -
on sale for .99 each,
used (2)1.00 coupons
2 for 7.00
2.00 off easy saver coupon (4.00 off)
(2) 2.00 off printable coupons
overage: .50
Robotussin and Dimetapp
3.99 each
used a 2.00 printable coupon and a 3.00 printable coupon
got $5 back in Register Rewards
overage 2.00
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner
2.49 each
used (2) 1.00 coupon
got $2.00 back in RR
=.50 each
Chemistry Hair care
Free after rebate, so I used my RR and will get money back
Glade Fabric and Air
1.00 easy saver coupon
used 1.50 coupon
Not pictured:I also got some men's body wash FAR (free after rebate) and did the chocolate deals found here
I already gave the body wash to my brother, and somefree dog food and free dog food coupons away to my friend who just bought a puppy.

Office Depot Deal
2 blue tubs
7.99 each
Foray pens
All the other stuff
on clearance for 1.00 each
Total 31.00
used a $10.00 off any $30 purchase coupon
Have a free after rebate for 7.99 pens
I am getting reimbursed by the school for the blue tubs (15.98) (my classroom only has shelves, no cubbords)
=I'm actually making money and getting all the clearance stuff for free.
Want to see what deals other people got at Walgreens this week? Check out the "Cent"sible Sawyer's Drugstore Divas

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Walgreens Deals for 9/7-9/13

Thanks to "Being Frugal is Fabulous" I found some great Walgreens deals today.
Find her Walgreens post HERE
A no brainier is the Chex mix, on sale for .99, and you can print out a coupon for 1.00. (At the store if the coupon doesn't scan, the cashier may have to adjust the coupon down to .99- they should know how to do that)

Also, if you have kids, the Robitussin, Dimetapp deal is good (scroll down to where it says "mix and match medications"
Robitussin, 4 oz. is $3.99 and Dimetapp, 4oz is $3.99;
I printed out a coupon for 2.00 off one, and 3.00 off the other (at the links she provided)
and did this deal:
Deal Scenario:
Robitussin: $3.99
Dimetapp: $3.99
-$5.00 printables
-$5.00 Register rewards (they print out after you have paid, you can use them on most anything at Walgreens.)
=OVERAGE of $2.02

I got lots of free Visine this week too:
Read "Coupon Cravings" post about it HERE
When you are in internet explorer, and you print a coupon once, you can click back (sometimes you have to click it a few times) and the coupon will print again. Usually the limit is twice. The numbers on the bottom of the coupons from the coupon printer are different, so they are completely different coupons.
Here is the Visine Senario that I did:
2 visine bottles (1/2 oz.) 3.99each or 2 for $7.
use 2 Internet Printable Coupons (2.00 off each)
use the coupon from the Easy Saver catalog that is in the store (takes 2.00 off each one)
= FREE :)

WEEK 1 (sept)

This stuff is probably going to be in an old post that you read later, so I'm not going to elaborate too much on the deals- but I was excited about it!


Pencil boxes (.48 each on clearance) (I need these for school)
White out (1.00 after coupon)

Stickers (.60 on clearance)

2 boxes PopTarts, 2 boxes Special K bars, 4 boxes fudge sticks (a few things aren't pictured because I gave them away, or I am eating them:) Target had buy 4 for $9 and get a $5 target gift card back. I used lots of coupons, and got 8 items for less than $5. I could have gotten them cheaper, but I really like fudge sticks, and i didnt' have coupons to add to that transaction:)

WALGREENSSinus medicine (48ct) clearance for 1.24
Crest Pro-health mouthwash. Buy one for 4.49 get a register reward for 4.50 =free (I did 2 different transactions to make it work)
Sports ball (1.00 clearance)
Visine (2 for 7, used $2.00 off each from Easy saver book, and $2.00 off each from prinable coupon= 1.00 overage)

Boxers (1.00 clearance)

Diapers - (I have 2 baby showers this month) (on clearance for 2.24, used 2.00 coupon from red booklet that the pharmacy has, total= .24)

Excedrin Migrane (red box) (on sale for 1.99, you get a 1.00 RR for each, and I used a 1.00 off coupon for each= free)
Excedring Tension express gels (3.99, free after rebate) -I used some of my register rewards towards this, the boxers, ball and sinus pills.


Bic mark-it pens (3 for .99) (I already used all my coupons, but this was still a good deal)

Panteene expressions shampoo (after rebate and coupons = free)

Almay eye makeup remover (3.99, 1.99 Single Check Rebate, 1.00 coupon= 1.00)

Hairsprays (on clearance for .89 each, used a 3.00 off 2 coupon and made 1.22)


Plug-in thing, mouse pad, printer cable, calculator, and thing to hold curtians back (each was .10 so .50 total)