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Saturday, February 28, 2009

I love CVS!

I got all this for $1.21!!!

5 Aquafresh toothpastes
1 Gillette Shampoo
1 Maybelline XL Lipstick
1 tub Huggies baby wipes
1 York peppermint and 1 Hershey br for the boys (not shown)

And I have $6.99 in Extra Care Bucks to use next week.

If you have been couponing for awhile and haven't discovered CVS yet, you have to find out more. If you are interested in learning how to shop CVS, leave me a comment.

Huggies Coupons

Hurry to print your Huggies coupons at They have:

one for $5/1 Huggies Gentle care product

one for $3/1 Huggies Natural Fit Diapers

There is a print limit, so hurry and print them.

Friday, February 27, 2009


The Cafe Rio on Cenntennial Parkway (by the new Sportsmans Warheouse) is open and offering FREE FOOD TODAY!

Stop by and get some delicious food. Also join there VIP Club and receive special offers and coupons for free food.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Frugal Tip Friday

Check thrift stores for books you are looking to buy. My sister in law was looking for the book What to Expect the First Year and was planning on going to Walmart and pay full price for the book. I told her to look at a thrift store and she was able to find it for $.50. What a great deal! Go see what you can find.


If you register with Fazoli's, you can download new coupons on a weekly basis.

Raising Canes

My sister just gave me the tip that if you sign-up for Raising Canes Caniac Club they will email you a coupon for Buy one combo and get another one for free. So go sign-up. Their food is delicious. If you haven't tried them yet, you have to.

Smith's 2/25-3/3

Red Seedless Grapes $.79/lb

Boneless Beef Rump Roast $1.79/lb

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Super Value Pack $1.89/lb

Ground Beef, 27% lean (5 lb chub) $1.79/lb

Kroger Cottage Cheese, 16 oz. $1.00

Kroger Sour Cream, 16 oz. $1.00

Mountain Dairy Gallon Milk (2%, 1%, or Skim) $1.99

Pepsi or Mountain Dew, 2 liter $1.33 (Buy 3 Get 1 Free, limit 1 free 2 liter per transaction)

Hunt's Tomato Paste (12 oz) $1.00

Knorr/Lipton Noodles or Side Dishes (4.5-6 oz) $1.00 ( $.75/2 in 1/18 RP)

Smiths Bread, 24 oz. (large or sandwich) $1.25

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream (48-64 oz) $1.88

$5 Printer Ink Cartidge Refill

Go Here to print a coupon for a $5 printer Ink Cartridge Refill at Walgreens. This coupon is good on Color or Black and White. Valid until 3/1.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


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Sign up for Chilis Email club and get a coupon for free Chips and Queso.

Vons 2/25-3/3

Chicken breast halves ( bone-in) $.97/lb.

Pork Chops $1.47/lb.

Asparagus $.97/lb.

10 lb. Russet Potatoes $1.97

$1 Days Produce
Navel Oranges $1.00/lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower $1.00/lb
l lb. organice baby carrots $1.00/lb.
Iceberg lettuce $1.00
Roma Tomatoes $1.00/lb
Zucchini, squash, or eggplant $1.00/lb
3 lb. yellow onion $1.0o

48 hour sale (Saturday & Sunday)
Tyson Breaded chicken selections $3.99
Blueberries (18 oz) $2.88
Campbell's Select Harvest Soup $.88
$.50/2 SS 12/14 and 2/8
$1/4 printable

Eggs (dozen) $.97

In-Ad Super Coupons ( valid with $10 purchase)
2 liter Pepsi, FREE
Butter (pound) $.99
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats or Raisan Bran, $.99
($.70 RP 2/22)

10 for $10 Items (Remember- you don't have to buy 10 items, they are just $1
Del Monte Fruit Naturals
$1/2 printable
Pasta Roni
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Safeway Pasta
Safeway canned tomatoes
Bumble Bee or Chicken of the Sea Tuna
S&W beans
Rosarita Refried Beans

Also, there is a $10 off/$50 purchase valid 2/25-2/28. Limit one per household.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Progresso Soup

Another "printable" for Progresso Soup. $1.10 off one can. YEAH! I sometimes have a hard time printing coupons when I am on Mozzilla Firefox. If you have this problem, go through Internet Explorer.

Arby's Free Roastburger with Drink Purchase

Get a Free Arby's Roastburger with the purchase of any drink through March 9th. One coupon per person per order. Looks good. Wow, this is a great week for free food!

Progresso Soup

For those of you who are still putting together Albertsons transactions, go print the progresso soup "printables" available. You can print the $1/2 and $2/4 each twice. This will make for a really great transaction. If you already have a $10 voucher to use, this will get you 10 free cans of soup if you use two $2/4 coupons and one $1/2 coupons. If you want to begin doing some transactions, this is a great way to get started. This sales ends Tuesday night.

Free Lotion at Victoria Secrets

Go print this coupon at Victoria Secrets to get a free PINK energizing body lotion (1 oz.) No purchase neccessary. Valid until March 2nd.

Quiznos: Free Sub Sandwich

Quiznos is giving away free subs to the first one million customers who register. Register quickly because I don't know how many are left. Once you register, they will email you a confimation with a code for your coupon. My coupon showed up in my spam inbox, so make sure you check there. Enjoy!

2 Free Tacos tomorrow (Tuesday, February 24)

Go Here to print a coupon for 2 free tacos from Jack in the Box. Coupon good tomorrow (Tuesday, February 24) Only. One coupon per guest per visit.

$.10 Valentines

The Albertsons on Ann and Simmons has boxes of Valentines and Note Cards that are blank inside for $.10 a box. Go stock up! Save the Valentines for next year or use the stickers and tattoos that are in them right now.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Sister's Albertsons Trip!

My sister also had a successful shopping trip at Albertsons. I have talked to a lot of you this week and it seems like a lot of you had great success with this "voucher" sale. If you haven't taken advantage of it yet, there is still time. The sale ends Tuesday night. If you don't have manufacturer coupons for the items, you can go to the following websites and print off "printable" coupons. Betty Crocker, Pillsbury or Box Tops for Education. You can print each "printable" twice. If you have access to multiple computers, you can print more coupons there. This is how my sister was able to stock up on Progress soup. She printed coupons using her husbands work compters. Here is what she was able to get:
26 - cans of progresso soup
4 - 24 oz. can of Progresso Bread crumbs
3 - Grands Biscuits
4 - Go Gurts
1 - Sugar Cookie Pouch
1 - Chex Mix
1 - Chex Mix Bars
2 - Mentos Gum

30 - cans of Progresso Soups
4 - Mentos gum

Paid $23.00
If you don't have an Albertson's ad to see what the participating items are, go to there website and look it up.
Good Luck! Add a comment if you have a question.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

$68 Shopping Trip!!!!!

Okay, this was the best shopping trip I have ever had. I am so excited to share it with you. I spent the $68 between Albertson's and CVS. Right now, Albertsons is having a "voucher"sale. When you purchase 10 participating General Mills products, you receive a $10 voucher to be used on your next purchase. You can only receive one $10 voucher per transaction.To make this extremely worth your while, you need roll your $10 voucher in to your next transaction and so on. You can also use manufacturer coupons off of each item. I did a total of 11 transactions! Here is what I got at Albertson's:
4 Curves granola bars
7 Chex mix granola bars
3 boxes of General Mills cereal
8 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
12 Cans of Progresso Soup
2 Betty Crocker cookie pouches
8 Pillsbury Ready to bake cookie dough
2 Macaroni Grill Meals
8 Pillsbury Grands biscuits
4 Yo Plus Yoplait yogurts
7 Fiber One Yogurts
10 Go-gurt yogurts
2 Betty Crocker Supreme brownie mixes
6 Boxes of fruit snacks
4 cans of Progresso Bread Crumbs
1 Box Betty Crocker Garlic mashed potatoes
4 Pillsbury Toaster Struedels
Then with my last $10 voucher I got:
4 boxes of Kelloggs frosted flakes
1 Gallon of Anderson Dairy Milk ( free with the purchase of the 4 boxes of Kelloggs cereal)
10 packs of Mentos Gum ( they are ringing up at $1 & I had 10 $.55 off coupons, so I stocked up)
1 can of Campbells On hand Tomato soup ( on sale for $1 and I had a$.50 off coupon)
With the extra $3 of my $68, I went to CVS. Here is what I got:
1 Gillette Fusion Razor
3 Colgate total toothpaste
1 Herbal Essence Hairspray
2 Herbal Essence Conditioners
1 Herbal Essence Shampoo
2 Gillette Shampoo
1 pack of TicTacs
1 bag of Gummy Peaches (my oldest son was my helper on this shopping trip)
Plus I have $9.99 in ECB (extra care bucks, which is like CVS Money, to use on my next trip).
Go take advantage of the great Sales at Albertsons this week! ( I just added up how much I saved and it totaled $319.40 in savings. YEAH!) Leave a comment and let me know how you did or if you have a question on how I did it! Good Luck and Happy Shoppping!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Sale Prices Valid thru Tuesday, February 24th

3 lb. bag of apples (granny smith, gala or red delicious)
$2.99 ea

Asparagus $1.39 lb.

Dole Garden Salad Mix (12 oz)

Roma Tomatoes $.79 lb

Ground Beef (85 % lean, 2 lbs of more )
$1.79 lb.

Kraft Cheese (8 oz. bars or shredded, or 12 oz. slices)
$1.69 ea

Kroger Butter (1 lb. quarters)
$1.49 ea

Kroger Cottage cheese (16 oz)
$1.25 ea

Mountain Dairy Gallon Milk (2%, 1%, or skim)
$1.99 ea

Smith's Large Eggs (dozen)
$1.29 ea

General Mills Cereal (selected varieties)

Leave me a comment and let me know if you have stocked up on any of these or other great items.

Fresh and Easy

Sales prices valid thru March 3

Boneless Beef Chuck Roast

Whole Frying Chicken (Limit 4)

Pepsi or Diet Pepsi (24 cans)
$5.99 each

Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack Cheese (1 lb)
$2.50 each

Grape Tomatoes (10 oz)

Leave a comment and let me know if you have stocked up on any of these or other great items from Fresh and Easy. What a fun store!

Valentine candy and merchandise is marked down to 75% off starting TODAY at Target! I got bags of Hershey Kisses for $.69 and Green M&M's for $.69. Use the M&M's for St. Patty's day coming up. Stock up on tissue paper and gift bags for the year. They have a lot of bags that you could use throughout the year for birthdays. Also stock up on Valentine's for your kids for next year. Go check out all the great stuff.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Vons has some great sales this week.

Buy 2 Betty Crocker cake mixes, frostings or cookie mix pouches and get 3 free. They are each $2.19. There are coupons for the cookie mixes and frosting in the General Mills coupons (2/8). There are also printable coupons at Betty Crocker.

Red Seedless Grapes $.78/ lb.

Vons also has some great super coupons. You have to spend a minimum of $10 to get the coupon price and you have to have the coupon with you. Each item, including the coupon item, counts towards the $10 you need to spend. If you have any manufacturer coupons for these items, you can use them as well and "piggyback" them with the super coupon.

Super Coupons:
Kelloggs fruit snacks or mini wheats 4/$6. limit 4
Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix. $.69 limit 1
Craisans (6 oz) (original flavor only) $.99 limit 2
Mission Tortilla Chips (16 oz) $.99 limit 1

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sales this Week!

Look what I got for $37.04. YEAH! Here is the list:
2 lb. cheese
2 gallons of milk
2 dozen eggs
2 packs of fresh strawberries
4 boxes of totinos pizza rolls
2 brownie mixes
4 (4 roll) packs of Cotonelle Toilet Paper
4 cans of green beans
3 cans of corn
15 cans of tomato sauce
3 boxes of instant oatmeal
1 box of macaroni
1 box of Banana Nut Cheerios
1 box of Reeses puffs cereal
1 box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
1 box of Lucky Charms cereal

How did I do this? I piggy backed electronic coupons with paper coupons. I bought only things that were at a "rock bottom" price. You can do this also.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Frugal Tip Friday

Okay, I know it is Monday! But this fun frugal tip can be used for Valentine's day or any other day. Make Crazy Crayons from all those old crayons you have sitting around. Here are the instructions:

You need a kitchen knife, old crayons (preferably Crayola. Other brands sometimes leave a wax at the bottom of the crayon ). and an old muffin tin ( that you aren't using anymore). We used Heart shaped muffin tins but circle one will work fine also. Have your kids help you peel the crayons. Then start breaking the crayons into small pieces or parents can cut them smaller using a kitchen knife. Let children organize the colors into the different groups in the muffin tin. Fill about 1/3 of the way full. Bake at 150 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or just until the crayons have melted. Remove the shapes after they have cooled. If they won't come out, place tray in the freezer for an hour, and the crayons will pop out. Have fun!

go here and print out you coupon or free medium seasoned curly fries on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at any participating Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. One coupon per guest per visit.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Walgreens Deals

Register Reward Deals:

Buy (1) Gilette Fusion Gamer razor at $8.99, earn $6 in Register Rewards
-$4/1 P&G 2/8/09 insert
-Final Price - Free plus $1.01 overage after coupon on Register Reward

Buy (1) Venus Embrace or Breeze razor at $8.99, receive $6 in Register Rewards
- $2/1 from the 2/8/09 P&G insert
- Final price - $0.99 after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy (4) 2-liters of soda (Dr. Pepper, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, 7-UP, or Hawaiian Punch) at 4/$5, receive $2 in Register Rewards
- Final price - 4/$3

Weekly Ad Deals:

Progresso soup - 4/$5 with in-ad coupon
- $1.10/1 printable coupon here
- Final price - $0.15 per can

Scrubbing Bubbles wipes or all-purpose cleanser - 2/$5
- $3/2 printable coupon here
- Submit for Easy Saver Rebate (#30) - receive $1 when you buy 1 (limit 4)
- Final price - free after coupon and rebate

Windex Wipes - 2/$5
- $1.50/1 printable coupon here
- Submit for Easy Saver Rebate (#30) - receive $1 when you buy 1 (limit 4)
- Submit for manufacturer's rebate from 1/11/09 Smart Source insert
- Final price - Free plus overage after coupon and both rebates

Windex Spray - 2/$5
- $1/1 printable coupon here
- Submit for Easy Saver Rebate (#30) - receive $1 when you buy 1 (limit 4)
- Final price - $0.50 each after coupon and rebate

Pledge Fabric Sweeper for pet hair - 2/$7
- $2/1 printable coupon here
- Submit for Easy Saver Rebate (#30) - receive $1 when you buy 1 (limit 4)
- Final price -$0.50 each after coupon and rebate

Drano - 2/$7
- $1.50/1 printable coupon here
- Submit for Easy Saver Rebate (#30) - receive $1 when you buy 1 (limit 4)
- Final price - $1.00 each after coupon and rebate

Please note - there is a limit of (4) items that can be submitted for Rebate #30, regardless of the products chosen - it is not limit 4 for each item.

February Free After Easy Saver Rebate:

Zucol cold care lozenges (18 pack) - $7.99
- receive $7.99 from Easy Saver Rebate #1
- $2/1 printable coupon here (fill out brief informational form)
- Final price - Free plus overage after coupon and rebate

Walgreens Multi-Purpose Solution (4 oz.) - $1.99
- receive $1.99 from Easy Saver Rebate #5
- Final price - Free

ThermaCare trial size heat wrap - $2.49
- receive $2.49 from Easy Saver Rebate #6
- Final price - Free

CVS Deals

Week of 2/8/09

ECB Deals:

Buy (2) M&M's Cupid's mix (12.6 oz.) at 2/$6, receive $2 in ECBs (limit 1)
- Final price - $2.00 each

Buy (1) Gillette Fusion Gamer, Venus Embrace, or Spa Breeze razor at $7.99, receive $4 in ECBs (limit 1)
- $4/1 Fusion Gamer from the 2/8/09 P&G insert
- Final price - Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy (1) Garnier Nutrisse or 100% Color Hair Color at $5.99, receive $2 in ECBs (limit 1)
- $2/1 coupon from the 12/07/08 Red Plum insert
- Final price - $1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Weekly Deals:

Colgate Total - B1G1 free at $1.99 each
- $1/1 from the 2/1/09 Smart Source insert (use two coupons)
- Final price - Free

Revlon foundation, powder, blush, concealer, or lip products - B1G1 free (limit 6)
- $1/1 and $2/1 from multiple coupon inserts
- Final price - varies

Halls cough drops (30 count) - $1.29
- $1/2 from the 12/7/08 or 1/11/09 Smart Source insert
- Final price - $0.79 each

February Monthly ECB Deals:

Buy (1) CVS Children's chewable aspirin (36-count) at $1.99, receive $1.99 in ECBs (limit 1)
- Final price - Free after ECBs

Buy (1) Earinse at $7.99, receive $7.99 in ECBs (limit 2)
- Final price - Free after ECBs

Buy (1) Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shot at $4.99, receive $4.99 in ECBs (limit 1)
- Final price- Free after ECBs

Buy (1) Gillette shampoo or conditioner at $4.99, receive $3 in ECBs (limit 5)
- $2/1 from the 1/18/09 P&G insert
- Final price - Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy (1) BodiHeat Pain Relieving heat pad (3-count) at $3.99, receive $3 in ECBs (limit 5)
- Some packages have a $1/1 peelie coupon on them
- Final price - Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy (1) Renuzit TriScents at $5.49, receive $2 in ECBs (limit 5)
- Some packages have a $5/1 peelie coupon on them
- Final price - Free plus overage after coupon and ECBs

FREE 1st Birthday Cake

ALBERTSONS will bake a cake for your child's 1st birthday for FREE......
My friend called them to confirm it. The deal is: it is a single layer round cake. You can pick the flavor and frosting. However you can't have them put Elmo or something on it (maybe if you pay for that). They will basically write "Happy 1st Brithday". You also need to order the cake one day in advance.
Pretty good deal, huh? Even if you need a bigger cake or you are wanting to bake your own cupcakes, you can still get that free cake from Albertsons. So go for it!"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Did you know that you can download electronic coupons to your Smiths Fresh Value Card? These coupons will stay on your card until you use them or they expire. The coupons can be used with a manufacturer coupon also. For example: Yo Plus Yoplait yogurt is on sale for $2.00. I had a $1.50 manufacturer coupon and I had also loaded a $1.00 off electronic coupon on to my card. So I actually made $.50 on each pack of yogurts. I like those numbers! Go to Click on In store and then coupons. You can register with 3 different companies to load coupons: Shortcuts, Cellfire and Proctor & Gamble. You just need your Smith Fresh Value Card #, which is located on the back.

Have you had a chance to check out Fresh and Easy Market? They are a really fun store to visit. You can only use Fresh and Easy coupons(watch your ads that come on Tuesdays in your mail. They usually send a coupon that will be $5 off/$20 purchase.They do not except manufacturer coupons. But each sale period, they have "Extra Low Price" items. Here are the "Extra Low Price" items on sale now (valid until February 17th):

Ground Beef 80/20 $1.44/lb.
Ragu Pasta Sauce (Traditional or Meat sauce) 26 oz. $.99 each
Spaghetti or Whole wheat penne rigate (1 lb.) $.98 each
Milk ( 2%, 1 % or fat free) Gallon $1.99 each
Boneless Beef New York Steak ( Large Pack ) $3.99/lb.

Go check out this fun little store today!

This Tuesday, February 10th is "Free Cupcake Day" at the Retro Bakery
on Durango and El Capitan: right by the 7-eleven.
Every visitor will receive a free cupcake (It's their 1st anniversary)
The hours are 8 am to 8 pm so head on over and grab a yummy treat!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Here are some great deals at Target. They are good until Saturday, February 7th

FREE $5 Target Giftcard w/ purchase of 2 cans of Similac formula

Similac (23.2 oz Advance w/ EarlyShield, Advance, Isomil or Sensitive) - $22.49
Similac Go & Grow Powder Formula - $18.99
*Use coupon- Similac Baby formula 22 oz or larger powder $1.00/1 from Smart Source 10/12
* Use a Similac Check. If you haven't signed-up go to to begin receiving $5 checks in the mail to be used on Similac.

FREE $5 Target GiftCard w/Purchase of 2 boxes of any Huggies or Pampers diaper big Packs

Huggies Snug & Dry or Supreme OR Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers or Baby-Dry - $19.99

FREE $5 Target GiftCard w/purchase of 2 Luvs family pack diapers

Luvs Family Pack Diapers - $15.99 (GC eligible)

FREE $5 Target GiftCard w/purchase 10 SoBe 0 Calorie Life Waters


Vons is having a great deal on apples (fuiji, gala or red delicious). They are 2 lbs./$1. We stocked up yesterday. Go stock up!

They also have some great $1 specials right now. Pop Tarts, Cheetos and 1 lb. bag of carrots.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Children's Place

Children's Place has marked down there clearance clothes again. They have pajamas for $3.99 a pair. Check out there sale at

"Blinkie" Coupons

First, let's begin with the coupon terminology. A "blinkie" is a coupon that the store will have in the little machines all around the store. These are the coupons my kids like to pull a million times. I learned that stores will put the "blinkie" coupon out the week or so before they put that particular item on sale. I had no idea! The other day one of my boys pulled a bunch of coupons for Quaker granola bars. The next week they were on sale for a "rock bottom" price ( or as low as they will ever go). So I used my coupons on top of the sale price and stocked up on a ton of granola bars. I got the boxes of granola bars for less than $.50 a box. So exciting! We go through these quickly at my house.

Let's get started!

I am so excited to begin this blog. Saving money and being frugal is something I absolutely love. I can't get enough of coupons and I love finding a good deal. I am beginning this blog to explain some tips I have learned about coupons and being frugal. I am not an expert, but the information I have learned over the years has helped save our family a lot of money. I will also post information about sales that I discover as I am out and about shopping. I hope you find this blog useful. If you have a frugal tip or information on a sale, please email me at So Let's Get Started!