Sunday, May 31, 2009

Checking out some blog deals

Yesterday I spent some time glancing at deals and actually found some of what I hoped to find.
At Target I had to get a few things for school (not pictured) and I managed to score 2 Venus razors for .99 each after 2- $2 coupons and a $10 Target gift card for buying 2.

You can find other Target deals for this week at Stretching a Buck HERE

At Lowes I really wanted a heavy duty shelf that was over $50 but I was bummed, because my $10 off $50 or more coupon had expired, and I couldn't find any more deals. When I got in the store- right by the door there were 15 pks. of Gatorade for $9.97 and you got a $10 off $50 or more card inside the Gatorade. I was pumped! I buy this pretty often for John because if I don't buy it cheap, he will buy it at the gas stations (where it is like $1.50-2.00!) So I bought my shelf and got free Gatorade. (Or I bought my Gatorade and got $10 off my shelf!!) I plan on doing this deal again tomorrow with 2 other shelves and some plants.

My last stop was King Soopers. Along with milk, bread, blueberries and lettuce...I bought:

Countrytime Lemonade .99 used 2- $1.50/2 printable coupon, and received a $1.00 off your next purchase coupon!! So on all 4 I got them FREE.
Pretzel Flips were in the clearance section at .79 each. I used 1- $1.00/2 and 3-.50 (which doubled to .79) =so I paid .58 for all 5 bags. Yummy.
Reach products were on sale for $1.00 each. I used 1- $1.00mc and 2- $.50 mc (which doubled) = free
Mentos Gum 1.05 each. Used 4- .55 coupons which doubled = .05 each.
All this for .78!
I found some of my Kroger/King Soopers Deals on Stretching a Buck HERE

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Shopping

Today I went to drop some boxes off at Goodwill. I decided to go inside for a quick peek- they had 50% off everything including current color (although excluding the brand new stuff donated by Target). I spent at least 2 hours in the store, and had a blast.
This picture includes: 4 pairs of shorts (2 for running, 1 for sleeping), One top, 2 swimsuits (1 is new), One awesome pair of brown shoes, a journal, 16 Fathers day cards, and a book.

In this picture: A beautiful basket, a hat, I-pod speakers that I will probably return because they only work OK, Hole puncher, Cookie Cutters, Calvin and Hobes books (for prizes)

A picture frame, A pampered Chef bowl (for .24!) baby crocks (these are soo cute), pipe cleaners, a closet organizer thing (for .99), A shirt for John, and a basket.

I also stopped at Walgreens.

Extra Gum: .16 each (or less, I haven't quite figured it out yet) I had BOGO coupons and an in-add coupon for 3/$2, and they were ringing up at $1 each.
Colgate Toothpaste: 2.99, $1.50 RR, $1.00 coupon = free
Calcium pills: I was actually out of these) 8.99 get $9RR =free

Next was King Soopers.
I stopped here yesterday, but I got a few more coupons, and I wanted more raspberries.
Plus, THIS King Soopers has lots of cardboard setups on end caps and in the isles which means....lots of coupons! My goal was to pick up at least 5 coupons from the isles (that I will probably use). I did pretty well:)

Country Time .99 each, used $1.50/2 coupon = .25 each! (I got 6 of these yesterday too), BBQ .99 $1.00 coupon =free, Cool whip .99 $1.00/2coupon =.50 each, Raspberries $1 a package, Grill mates .99 $1.00/2 coupon =.50 each.

Next Stop Walmart.

These two items are free after rebate, so I decided to try them out this week.
I also got a bunch of clothes from walmart. Here are the highlights.

Oh what fun!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A few stops

Yesterday I made a few stops to bring things away and pick up some gift certificates. I also stopped at Target, Safeway, the Dollar Store, and Walgreens.

Target:Ritz marked down to 1.75 (not listed on the shelf) $1 target coupon, $1MC =.25 overage

BBQ sauce .99 $1MC = free

Johnsonsons lotion .97, $1MC =free

Hefty gallon bags (18ct.) 1.87 $1MC =.87

Batteries 1.00

1.87 total!


I was going to try and get to $25 to use the$5 off coupon, but the bandaid deal I saw online wasn't advertised or ringing up at my WAGS, so I just stuck with the stuff I really wanted and I used a $4.50 RR from earlier.

Aveeno 3- at 2.63, used 3 $2.00 coupons =1.89 for all 3 AND I got the travel essentials kit for free.

Doublemint gum (this is my favorite kind!!!) 2/$4. Used a BOGOfree coupon and got a $1 RR and a $2 gift certificate code for Hopefully the Nuggets will win tonight and I can buy something NUGGETS related:) = .50 each and a NBA store code.

Edge shave gel 1.99, $.75 MC $1 RR =.25

I also went to Safeway.

I didn't take a picture but here are some highlights:

I got Oscar Meyer hot dogs for .50 a package after coupons and in-add coupon

Free 1 pt of strawberries (I found the coupon on their website)

Lays chips (John's favorite-Salt and Vinegar) $1.69 (with in-add coupon)

Dr. Pepper 12 pks 2.25 each.

and some other stuff.

ALSO, I bought $22 worth of groceries, but I used $20 worth of catalina rain checks, so it cost me under $3!

A lot of times I find my deals on Money Saving Mom. You should check it out:)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Deals this week

Today I went to Walgreens and was very happy with my results (because I had $11 in RR to use up)

Honey Grahams and Hershey's bars $3 each. Buy these two get Marshmallows free. I also used a coupon for buy Hershey's and Marshmallows, get $1.00 off Grahams. =all 3 for $5 =smores for me!

Buy 3 Aveeno products get travel size bag for free (a 7.99 value). I bought 3 hand lotions (2.63 each) and used 2-2.00 MC and 1-1.50/2 coupon. = .59 each for 4 things

Double mint gum 2/$4 get $1 RR, I used a BOGO coupon from a tear-pad at King Soopers, and Paid $2 and got $1 RR = .50 each

Scotch hand-tape dispenser $1.19 clearance, $1.00 MC from an e-mail for teachers.

Scotch paper cutter $1.50, $1.00 MC = .50

Glue Dots 2.19 clearance (perfect for my summer scrap booking adventures)

Toothpaste 4.49, $4.50RR = free

Used all my RR's from before. Received $4.50 for next time.

I also have taken advantage of some of the awesome Target deals earlier this week. If you go to this post and scroll down to FOOD there are some great deals (although the prices aren't always the same)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

shopping lately..

My plan was to get some great Cinco De Mayo deals, but I didn't end up getting anything related to that.

I went to Chick-fil-A and got 3 free chicken strips (because I am a teacher and it is teacher appreciation week), I also got a free chicken sandwich because of a coupon we got at school last month. (I went through the drive through twice because the coupon said one coupon per visit):)
Next I went to Staples. They were out of the label maker and the post-it notes I wanted, but I still got 2 reams of paper ($1 each after rebate), Chocolates (free after rebate), Glitter shapes (.50 each), Pens (free after coupons). So all this was $3.
I went to Target and got a few things. Only one that I care to photograph- mineral eye shadow for .12 after coupon. The other two things I got in the mail today (free samples I signed up for).
This is what I got at Safeway last weekend. I spent $17.81 after coupons. I got $10 Catalina back, and I will submit a rebate for $2.39. So this cost me $5.42.
Oh, and if your bored and want something to read...I LOVED this post from a husband of a frugal shoppers perspective.