Friday, October 31, 2008

IGA Sale October 29- November 4

Here's some deals at IGA this week for these stores in Kentucky: Paintsville, Stanville, Valley, Casey's, Happy, Jenkins, McDowell, Hyden, and Jackson.

General Mills Cereals 2/$5

IGA Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soups 4/$2

IGA Canned Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Cream Style Corn or French Style Green Beans $.39 each

8 lb bag Russet Potatoes 2/$5

3 lb bag selected varieties Midwestern Apples 2/$4

Duncan Hines Cake Mix 4/$5

Jolly Time Popcorn 3 count bags 3/$5

I did not have a lot of coupon matches this week, but there is a fall coupon book in stores with lots of great deals.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rite Aid Purchases for Oct 26-Nov 1

Rebates are a little easier for me after I got 2 Rebate checks, now I am just rolling rebate money! I plan to use some of these items for Christmas! It is so nice to let someone else GIVE you Christmas gifts to give away!!! There was lots of free after rebate items this week! Here's what I got this week:

2 Suave Lotion $1.99 each (I got 25% more bottles!)
1 AxeShock Shower Gel $3.99
1 Adidas Body Wash $3.00
1 Oral B Artica Toothbrush $2.49
1 Kotex Maxi Pads $3.00
Total: $18.50 with tax
Coupons used:

$1.00 off Kotex pads (Sunday paper insert)
$1.00 off Adidas product
2/$1.00 off Suave Lotion (Nov All You Mag)
-$4.00 in coupons
$2.49 toothbrush
$3.00 Kotex pads
$3.99 AXE Shock Shower Gel
$3.00 Adidas Body Wash
Amount Due Back: $12.48

Total Out of Pocket: $2.02!! I only paid $.50 each for the Suave Lotions and tax and the rest were all FREE!

There was also a Suave Lotion rebate of $2.00 in the new rebate book, but it was not listed in the sales ad so I do not know it I can get this rebate or not until I see it it entered.

Update I had to call about the Suave Rebate because it did not show up and they did add it. So, I only paid .02 cents because of overage with my coupons.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Get a free sample of Colgate Total Advanced Whitening Toothpaste here! Get your $1.50 off coupon here!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Holiday Baking Coupons from Nestle!

Most people will be doing a lot of baking for the holidays over the next two months. Here are some great coupons to help you save money this season from Nestle.
$.75/2 chocolate chips
$1.50/2 refrigerated cookie dough
$1/2 Carnation evaporated milk
$1/2 Libby's pure pumpkin
Thanks to Common"cents"ical for this link!

Saving Money Shopping Drug Stores

When I started trying to save money, I saw lots of people claiming to get FREE stuff from drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens. I decided to play the game and I have also gotten free stuff, made money, or just really good deals. This is a great way to get a stockpile going on things you use regularly. Here are some of the stores I shop and how they work.
Rite Aid is a store I shop at every week. They have Single Check Rebates (SCR). Basically, you buy the products that have rebates all month and then you either send all of them in online at their website or you mail them in using the form in the monthly SCR booklet. Once you send it in for a check you can’t add anything to it, so you have to make sure you have bought everything you want before sending it in for a rebate. The good thing about Rite Aid is that they will put these products on sale so you will save even more money. Lots of times, I will pair a coupon with a product on sale and SCR. This sometimes makes the product free or I sometimes even make money on it. It took me about 3 months of spending before I was able to “roll” my SCR money. When I first started out, I just bought the free after rebate or free after rebate and a coupon and then when I got that check, that money stays on my Rite Aid Card that I only use for buying stuff that has a rebate, hence I am “rolling” my SCR monies. Now each week I have the money on there to buy the free after rebate stuff and it is not coming out of my pocket. Rite Aid is also offering a $3o gift card when you transfer a prescription so you could start out using this money. You can do this deal up to 5 times. Another important thing to note about Rite Aid is they do not take Internet printable coupons. Rite Aid does have coupons that you can pair with manufacturer coupons which could make an even better deal. I made $5.00 on 4 large tubes of toothpaste that were on sale and had a rebate doing this last month. This week Rite Aid is offering lots of Free after rebate deals on medicines, so be sure to check out the ad. So, as you can see you can save and sometimes even make money with Rite Aid and get lots of great stuff for your stockpile.
Another place I like to shop at is CVS Pharmacy. I also saw lots of people getting “free” stuff here too and wanted to try it out for myself. CVS has what they call Extra Care Bucks often referred to as ECB’s, where they give you “money” back when you buy certain products. They will place these ECB products on sale to make it an even better deal. I like to use a coupon with these deals to get an even better deal or sometimes a free product. Most months they will also offer free after rebate stuff too. Make sure you check the ECB monthly booklet to see how many times you can get an ECB on a product. In order to get any of the sale prices or ECB’s, you must either register online or at the store to get an ECB Store Card. If you register at the store you can use your card right away, if you register online you will have to wait several weeks. The ECB’s print right out on your receipt and it keeps a running total as to how many ECB deals you have used and how many times you can do them again. I started out slow in the first month that I bought things and usually only got the free after ECB products. I could then roll that money over onto more deals which is how you continue to keep your out of pocket expenses low. It takes awhile to get the hang of this and sometimes you will have to do more than one transaction to keep your out of pocket expense low. CVS is also a great way to get a stockpile going of things you use a lot. This week at CVS, I got two 10 oz tubes of Colgate Total Advance toothpaste. I did them in two separate orders. I used $1.50/1 coupon from the September All You Magazine and my first order total was about $2.00 and something and then got a $2.00 ECB back which printed on my receipt. I then paid for the second tube with the coupon and ECB paying cents for the second tube and got another $2.00 ECB back to roll on a deal next week. I only paid the tax for both of these orders after ECB.
So as you can see there are a lot of deals and freebies at drug stores. I will be matching coupons and listing some of the deals you can make to help you get free products at these two stores since those are the ones I have available to use.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cereal Coupons

Want to save on General Mills cereals?

I found Cocoa Puffs, Trix, and Golden Grahams for $2.00 a box at Save-A-Lot stores and Walmart had them for $1.78.
Note: Check your Walmart for price because not all Walmarts have the same rollbacks.

Here are some coupon matches:

$1.00 off two BG Cereals Final Cost $1.28 per box at Walmart

$.55 cents off one box of Trix Final Cost $1.23 per box at Walmart

$1.00 off three General Mills Cereals from a recent Sunday paper insert, you'd have to use this one at Save-A-Lot since they do not take internet coupons. Final cost $1.66 per box

Some Contest that might interest you...

Frugal Finds is giving away a great Yoplait prize pack to three lucky winners!
Here is a printable coupon for some Yoplait.... Print Your Coupon.

Frugal RI Mom has a $10 CVS gift card to give to one winner. I love making $10 roll at CVS!

$5 Dinners has a Prego dinner value pack to giveaway. With the cooler days ahead, this would be perfect!

So, go visit some of these blogs, you could win something nice!

Friday, October 3, 2008

New Progresso Light Coupons

I recently tried the New Progresso Light 1 Weight Watcher point per serving soups. I never really cared very much for the Progresso 0 Weight Watcher point soups, but these are so much better. I tried the Beef Pot Roast last night and it is so good!! You can get $.50 off and try one of these new soups here! You won't be sorry. They are so good! Remember to hit the back button a couple of times to get two coupons!
Friendly reminder- Check your points if you eat the whole can. 1 + 1 does not always equal 2 in WW world!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Kmart Double Coupon Days

Well my Kmart was not one of the double coupon sites, but people online were talking about calling customer service and they said if you copied the ad from the web and took it in they would have to honor it and double your coupon up to and including $2.00! So, I called customer service and my Kmart and it all worked out. I got 3 packs of diapers in the back there. The stuff rang up $180 some dollars and my final cost after coupons was $61! I am stocked up for awhile now on shampoo and cleaning supplies! I also got the Ziplock sealer. It was $3.99 and I had a $2.00 off coupon so after doubling, I got it for tax only!