Saturday, October 4, 2008
HERE's a new $1/1 printable coupon for Nestle bag candy.
Another Smartsource coupon is available HERE for $1/3 snack size bags of Hershey's.
These should come in handy in the weeks leading up to Halloween....especially if you have a store that doubles (like Rainbow on Wednesdays).
Sign up HERE.
Go to the Renu website HERE to print THREE $1/1 coupons.
Target has the small trial size for $.99 but the Targets around me won't let you use a coupon for more than the amount of the item.
CVS and Walmart have these priced at $1.50. Still an ok deal at $.50 each!
If you have the $1/1 coupon from the 7/13 coupon insert, you make a dollar!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Get a free sample of Bodi Heat pain relieving pads HERE.
The folders you see above were only $.13 and the mini pens and pencils were only $.05 each. I figure the little pens and pencils will make great party favor gifts for birthday parties.
Hurry to your CVS to look for this stuff. I went to two stores and one had a lot of items and the other barely had any.
Get a 14 day supply of Nature Made vitamins HERE.
Get a free potty training kit and coupons from Pampers when you sign up HERE.
Find a printable coupon HERE for 15% off in the store at Dress Barn.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This is a great way to stock up on some of the great Register Rewards deals this week or the FAR (free after rebate) items for the month of October.
Check out BeCentsAble for complete lists of Walgreens deals.
Aren't these fun? Pyzam.com was new to me. It's a fun site if you have a blog, webiste or Facebook/MySpace page. Check it out HERE.
P.S. - Try out the fridge! Save your comment-keep it clean!
I figured out that the best way to check out at the register is to have the cashier scan one item, press total and then scan the coupon for that item.
This method seems to work better and ensure that all coupons take off the correct amount instead of having the cashier take off all of your coupons at the end as usual.
Sign up for a free coupon booklet from Betty Crocker HERE.
Go HERE to sign up for free baby stuff from Baby To Bee.
Toys R Us offers Geoffrey's Birthday Club. Sign your kids up and receive a gift card like the one above on your child's birthday.
Learn how and when to use coupons.
See my previous post about the Coupon mom site HERE.
I decided to go to the Bernatello's website and e-mail them a compliment. In my e-mail I asked if they would consider sending a coupon or two. This was last Wednesday.
To my surprise I received an e-mail back on Friday saying thanks for the compliment and coupons are on their way.
Yesterday (six days after my original e-mail) I received the above coupons. One is for a free bernatello's pizza up to a $3.99 value!
I have e-mailed a few companies before and almost all have sent coupons after I asked for them.
It doesn't hurt to visit websites of your favorite products and send them an e-mail. It doesn't take long. I see it like this...for 1-2 minutes of my time, I earned a free pizza. Yay!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Has anyone used these Holiday coupons before?
Do you know if gas counts as a purchase?
This deal thanks to Spin The Deal.
I enjoyed reading her blog and think you would like her post on Walgreens Register Rewards .
This is a great read for beginners who are hesitant to make the leap into Walgreens deal shopping (you don't know what you're missing if you haven't started yet).
Grapes are on sale for $1 per pound this week at Target.
Print $1 off 1 pound or more coupon HERE.
Make sure to buy just 1 pound.
Yesterday I found this coupon booklet put out by Pillsbury at Cub Foods. It has 21 coupons in it for items like Yoplait, Totinos, GoGurt, Bisquick and Pillsbury. They all expire 10/26/08.
I found it next to the regular weekly Cub Ads. I always find tearpad coupons up front by the weekly ads. Make it a habit to check there whenever you enter the store. You never know what you may find.
One coupon of interest in this booklet is the $1/2 Old El Paso products coupon.
Old El Paso seasoning taco mix (1-oz) is on sale this week, three for $1.98 or $.66 each.
Buy two for $1.32.
Get a free sample of Degree Ultra Clear from Sam's Club HERE.
Another update: it appears that ALL Kmarts are participating in the Double Coupon Deals from Oct. 1-5!
Be sure to call your store to make sure they are participating...just in case.
I went to Kmart today to take advantage of the double coupon days.
I got about $110 worth of stuff for $36. I was a little disapointed though because when I reviewed my receipt at home, I noticed that about $7 more should have been taken off my total.
Kmart's system for doubling is VERY difficult for the cashiers.
This is how it worked:
The cashier scanned my first coupon and the register asked her to pick which item I purchased-from a list of items! For example, I bought Glade Carpet Fresh for $2.19. The coupon I had was for $1. The cashier scanned the coupon and the list came up. She was supposed to know which item I used that coupon for and select it from the list. (How could she remember?--I could barely remember!) If she got it wrong, then sometimes a lower amount was deducted. There was no way for her to fix this at that moment.
This went on and on for all items (I had 48). I tried to help her but the list that comes up is filled with abbreviations for products, making it very difficult to get right everytime. Check-out probably took 15 minutes.
I decided not to take issue at the customer service desk because I had been there for 2 hours shopping and had to leave.
So, some might say - "be happy you got $110 worth of stuff for $36". AND I AM! But, then again I did take a lot of time figuring out my transactions and Kmart's sign says all coupons $2 or less will be doubled.
So will I go back and ask for an adjustment? Probably not. I would spend the $7 I missed out on in gas to get there.
Lesson learned? Make several transactions. Buy about 10 items or less at a time.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
There are promo codes for over 15,000 stores listed on their site.
All you have to do is go to retailmenot.com and do a search for the store you're looking for.
Before you buy anything online, I suggest looking at this site to see if there is a code to get a discount.
The other nice thing is that people leave comments on which codes worked for them. The site gives you a success rate percentage of people who have reported back after using a particular promo code.
My new favorite part about RetailMeNot is the printable coupon section. Click on "printable" in the categories area from the home page or go HERE.
I found some good printables to take to the store for JC Penney, Papa Murphy's, Sherwin Williams and even Kashi!
I'm very excited to report that SOME K-Marts in the Twin Cities are now participating on October 1-5.
Here are the stores I found (for you local readers):
White Bear Lake K-Mart
White Bear Avenue
St. Paul K-Mart
New Hope K-Mart
Here are the rules:
Wow! I can do some serious damage with this!
Gather your coupons now, especiallty the $1-$2 ones!
No additional purchase is required to redeem the coupons.
They are good from 11/1/08 - 2/1/09.
I first heard about this from Sisterly Savings.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Walgreens offers free-after-rebate (FAR) items every month. These items change each month.
You can find out what these items are by picking up the monthly EasySaver catalog at the front of the store.
It can be a daunting task to keep up with which items to buy and be able to keep track of them when it's time to send in for your rebate.
The easiest, simplest way to participate is to simply buy the FAR items every month and use your rebate money loaded on a gift card to buy next month's FAR items and so on and so on.
For example, this month FAR items are:
- L'Oreal Cleaners - Pay $6.99, get $6.99
- Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation - Pay $7.49, get $7.49
- Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shot - Pay $3.99, get $3.99
Total = $18.47 + tax OOP (out of pocket - if you have coupons, the OOP will be even lower)
Submit these items for rebate (form inside EasySaver book) and select payment by Walgreens gift card. Choosing the gift card earns you an extra 10% back. Your $18.47 becomes $20.32.
Next month, buy the FAR items using the $20.32 on your card. Keep doing that every month and you will end up with many free items and not have to pay much out of pocket except for your original $18.47.
Some months the FAR items will cost more or less than what you have on your card. If it's more, you can choose to pay some money and have a larger rebate amount or you can just buy the items you want to stay within the amount you have on your card.
If you get comfortable with the process, there are many other items to buy and get a certain dollar amount in the form of a rebate.
For minimal work, this is a nice way to get lots of things free after your initial investment of $18.47.
**You can also choose to enter your rebates online HERE.
Make sure to save all receipts and circle the item you purchased on the receipt. Read the instructions in the EasySaver catalog to make sure you submit properly.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Go HERE for a B1G1 FREE coupon for Pedigree Butcher's Select.
Target has Lean Cuisine on sale $2.00 each.
Use two $1/2 coupons HERE
= $1.60 each!
Here are some good deals I see at CVS this week. Feel free to e-mail me or post a comment with any deals you see that I may have missed. Let's help each other out!
Coke 12-packs are four for $13 and get $3 ECBs
Buy four for $13.00
Use two B1G1 Free coupons from My Coke Rewards (spend 200 points-hit the back button to print two)
= $6.50 for four and get $3 ECBs
Like paying $.88 each!
(you'll also earn back 20 My Coke Rewards points)
Dawn dish soap is $.99
Use $1/1 Dawn plus Hand Renewal coupon from 8/31 insert
CoverGirl Clean Liquid Make-Up is $5.49 and get $5.49 ECBs
Use $1/1 from 8/31, 9/14, 9/28 inserts
Use "Buy 1 foundation get a face product free" from 9/28 insert
= profit of $1 after ECBs with $1 coupon OR free foundation and free face product with other coupon!
Deals without coupons:
- Bolthouse Farms Baby Cut Carrots - $1
Progresso Soup is on sale ten for $10 or $1.00 each
Muir Glen Tomoatoes canned - $1.50 each
Werther's Original are $2.50 each
Yoplait Yogurt - ten for $5 or $.50 each
Pillsbury Pizza Crust is $1.66
Ronzoni Bistro 8-oz is $2.25
Bettry Crocker Warm Delights Minis or Muffin Mix is $2.25
Uncle Ben's Rice is $1.89 each
Michelina's Authentico & Lean Gourmet meals are $1.00 each
I am part of the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.
Check back often as I find new deals throughout the week!