Sunday, July 31, 2011

Amazing deals at Safeway/Vons!

I haven't shopped at Safeway/Vons for months. Ever since they stopped accepting e-coupons with manufacturer's  and store coupons, the deals have really dried up. This week, however, is fantastic! Maybe this is a good sign of things to come! I hope so... these California grocery prices are a killer!

Sorry for the fuzzy photo - I only had my phone with me. Here's what I did...

-1.00/1 peelie found on Ronzoni pasta at Albie's last month (4)
Paid .49 for each jar and got back $1.00 OYNO for buying 4
So, after coupons & catalina, I paid .24 per jar!
You can use these coupons & still get your jars for .74 each wyb 4
-1.00/2 MQ 5/15 SS
-1.00/2 Classico printable

-.55/1 5/22/2011 SS
1.25 Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick Ups (3)
-.55/1 IPQ no longer available (3)
.25 each

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Get in your cars & drive to Kmart!

I feel bad posting this on the last day of the sale, but hopefully this helps a last minute shopper!

Are you guys living at Kmart this week? Holy heck. They are doubling manufacturer's coupons .99 and less! So, that means, if you have a .99 coupon, it doubles to 1.98 off! As if that weren't exciting enough, there is also a major toy clearance going on too! This is great news for you and your stockpile closet!
As usual, Sheryl has done a great job of posting match-ups. Isn't she great? She's always so thorough! Click here to see her list.

Here's what I've been scoring deals on this week...

There is a catalina deal on Cottonelle, plus a Cars 2 $10 Visa card promo which makes this an amazing deal!
Here's the catalina info...
Buy 2, get $3.50 OYNO
Buy 3, get 4.50 OYNO
Each 12 pack is priced at 4.99 - which is already a great price for double roll Cottonelle.

I wanted to minimize my out of pocket, so I only bought two at a time. You do what works for you :)

Here's what I did...

Buy 2 packs of Cottonelle (12 double rolls) at $4.99 each - Look for the Cars 2 emblem!
Use (2) .75/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue 7/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 8/28/2011)
Pay 6.98 out of pocket
Get back a $3.50 Catalina coupon
Makes each pack 1.74 each

Buy another 2 packs, using the exact same scenario above. But this time, use the 3.50 OYNO to bring your out of pocket down to 3.48.... and get ANOTHER 3.50 OYNO! This makes your net cost - 2 cents! Keep on rolling until you run out of coupons. Then, enter 5 codes on Kimberly Clark's website for a $10 Visa gift card! Wahoo! I love toilet paper deals.

There is also an awesome triple dipping Kellogg's cereal deal...

Most of the Kellogg's line is priced at 4 for $10. I had .70/1 Kellogg's peelies I found at Albie's a few weeks ago. There are tons of Kellogg's coupons out there to make this deal great! Along with this being a great price, there is an unadvertised promo when you buy $20 in Kellogg's products, you get $5 instantly taken off your total! I was leery because I saw zero signage for it plus none of the cereal was marked on sale. But, it worked! I bought 8 boxes of cereal per transaction. Here's what I did...

Buy 8 boxes of 2.50 Kellogg's cereal (look for Cars 2 Concession Cash promo) = 20.00
Register automatically takes off 5.00 = 15.00
Used 8 .70/1 peelie MQs doubled to 1.40 each = 3.80 for 8 boxes or .48 each!
I used a 3.50 Cottonelle catalina and paid 30 cents out of pocket.

Already an amazing deal right? It gets better!

Enter 4 of the Kellogg's Cars 2 Passport to Adventure codes here & get 2 $5 Visa cards!
Now you've made 6.20 buying 8 boxes of cereal!

It gets even better because you can submit 10 Rice Krispies UPC codes for a $10 Visa card! I didn't want 20 boxes of Rice Krispies because my family needs variety. But if you're purely interested in making the most profitable purchase, buy 24 boxes of Cars 2 Rice Krispies for 11.40 out of pocket, submit for (6) $5 Visa cards from Kellogg's & (2) $10 Mastercard gift cards from AARP here.... giving you a grand profit of 43.60!

Check out the shave gel match-ups on Sheryl's blog...

While you're at Kmart, check out the toy clearance. Prices are WAY lower than marked. I found a Leapfrog Tag Jr. reader marked 25.00 down from 29.99 and it rang up 1.99!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

$6.45 profit at Target!

I've been couponing out here in Southern California, but am just getting back into blogging. I had a great shopping trip to Target last night! Most of these clearance deals are going on nationwide, so Arizona shoppers, you should be able to replicate most of this. The only thing I'm not sure on is the Physician's Formula deal. I'm not sure the "Buy 2, get a $5 gift card" is working there. It may be a regional deal. You can verify by double checking to see if a gift card prompt pops up after 2 Physician's Formula products are schanned at the register. If it doesn't, just void them off your order.

Ok, onto the breakdown...

.74 Girls Cotton Tights (3) - 75% clearance  
These will be great for next winter!

3.24 Girls Dress Shoes - 75% clearance
-20% off any shoes Target coupon from store remodel flyer (my store just added groceries)
GREAT price!

1.74 Energizer AAA Batteries 24 pack - 90% clearance
-1.00/1 peelie MQ
WOWZERS! I was so excited to find these in my electronics department. The package has 2 of the $10 iTunes codes inside, but you need 3 to submit for the gift card. Maybe I can find some more clearanced packs at another Target. If you want to hunt for these, the DCPI is 057060283.

3.38 Dove Men's Deodorant with bonus Travel Size included (6) - clearanced
-2.00/1 6/26 RP (6)
-2.00/2 Target Web Coupon (3) - print here (not sure if coupon is still on Target site)
.38 each

1.00 Scotch Magic Tape (5) - found in Back to School section
-1.00/1 Scotch Magic Tape coupon (5) - sign up here, they will email it to you
-.50/1 Scotch Tape Target Web Coupon (5) - print here
.50 overage each
I brought both coupons because I had heard they were both beepers, so I wasn't sure which one the cashier would take. He took both and K1'd them all :)

4.94 Physician's Formula Eye Concealer (8)
-4.00/1 pink peelie MQs (8)
.94 each, plus got a $5 gift card for each set of 2, so 1.56 profit each!
I hope this gift card deal works in Arizona! I've had lots of fun with it out here in California. If you're going to attempt it, do it quick. The gift card deal ends Saturday, July 9th!

1.59 Revlon Clippers (3)
2.24 Revlon Tweezers (3)
-5.00/2 Revlon Tools Catalina MQ (3) printed out from previous Target trip
.91 overage on each clipper, .26 overage on each tweezer
For the past couple of months, these Catalina coupons have been rolling and printing out with each purchase of Revlon tools. Last night, I didn't get any. These cats have stopped printing for awhile before and then started up again. Hopefully, they'll resume printing again!

9.34 subtotal plus 4.21 tax (California tax is AWFUL!) = 13.55 out of pocket
Received (4) $5 gift cards from Physician's formula deal
6.45 profit!
The great semi-annual Target toy clearance is starting! All of the toys at my Target are 30%. They should be 75% by the end of the month, so start stalking now! I saw tons of great stuff - Toy Story, Fisher Price, Little People, etc. Also, check your garden sections - they should be at 75% now. Mine was completely picked over, but lots of people are scoring awesome deals.
I've missed blogging! It's good to be back!

Wendy's $5 Gift Card Winner!

We have a winner!

Redethel, it's your lucky day!

Here's what she said...
Welcome back! Congrats on the new little one. Single, mustard, pickle, lettuce. My favorite use to be the fries but, not anymore since the change. Hubby is for the frosty likes to dip his fries in it. I still watch for postings from your blog and still have your button on mine. Cent$ To Me (coupon lady, whocares7 in Gilbert).

Thanks so much everyone for your sweet comments & for making it feel like I've never left!

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Okay. I think I am ready to bring my blog out of hibernation!

 My sweet Macey is 5 months old today and things are becoming more routine and less crazy. I know the majority of my followers live in Arizona, but there is a lot of cross over between Arizona and Southern California. Target, CVS, Walgreens, Safeway is Vons out here, plus all the online deals. So, for now, the blog name and web address will stay the same.

Let's celebrate with a give away! That will really tell the story of how many people actually still check this blog!

Giveaway – $5 Wendy’s Gift Card

Wendy’s wants to give one of my readers a chance to head out for a fun summer outing to get a Frosty at Wendy’s, so they are offering a $5 gift card.

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 8th at 12pm PST.

The winner will be drawn randomly and announced on the blog. I will also email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

Giveaway Entry: Tell us your favorite item on the Wendy's menu - one entry per person.

*All entries must be made on this blog post – just click on “Comments” and leave your comment.

Disclosure: I was provided with a Wendy’s gift card by Wendy’s and the Motherhood. A gift card will also be given away to an Arizona Savings reader randomly chosen. All opinions are 100% mine.
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