Thursday, May 28, 2009

UPDATE: 10 Free FoodSaver Freeze 'n Steam Bags

Remember the free Freeze 'n Steam Bags from FoodSaver a while back? Well, I got an e-mail from the company today saying they'd be mailed out mid-June, so check your mailbox then! I can't wait to get mine - I just ran out of FoodSaver bags.

$10 off $25 JC Penney Coupon!

Valid May 28-June 2, this high-value coupon is a must-have! Go here to print off yours and head to the mall today!

Disney Pixar DVD + Batteries + Movie Ticket for $10.99!

Looking for a new movie? Need batteries for your child's toy? Want to go to the movies? Well, Becca from Cheaper By the Dozen has a scenario that will fulfill all these needs! Here's how it works:

Go to Target.
Buy Finding Nemo, Cars, Wall-E, Ratatouille or The Incredibles $13.99 (make sure it has a special sticker on it that says there's a code inside for your free ticket to the new movie, "Up")
Buy 2 packs of Rayovac batteries in the dollar section (must be Alkaline batteries for this deal to work) $2

Submit for $5 rebate wyb any Disney movie and 2 packs of Rayovac alkaline batteries

Total is $10.99 and you get a movie, 2 packs of batteries, and a movie ticket (up to $7.50 value)

Check out Becca's post for more complete details.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

50% Off Clearance at Old Navy

I hear Old Navy has their clearance merchandise priced an additional 50% off right now. Paired with a coupon from their coupon site, you could score some pretty great deals! (Go here to see a list of locations for the current coupons on the site.) According to Old Navy, they will be resetting the coupons this Sunday, and adding a $75 off $100 coupon!

Sign Up Again!

The Home Made Simple $30 coupon booklet is back! Go here to sign up for yours again. As always, it will include a coupon for a free Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Aid. I've collected 4 so far, and look forward to getting more!

*In the past I've accidentally signed up more than once for the same booklet and even though the message says "you've already signed up" after I submit my form, I always get a 2nd booklet! So, you might try that. It can't hurt, anyway.

A Couple Grocery Deals

Here are a couple of deals I ran across in this week's grocery ads:

*Pureheart Watermelon $2.99 each
*Five Star Natural Pork Boneless Sirloin Chops $1.97/lb (Value Packs)
*Tree Top Juice or Cider 2/$4 - Buy 2, get free Seneca Applesauce
-use $1/2 Tree Top coupon from 5/17 SS insert
*California Pizza Kitchen or DiGiorno Pizza 2/$9 - Buy 2, get free Cool Whip and Jell-O Gelatin or Pudding
-use $1/1 CPK or DiGiorno Crispy Flatbread Pizza coupons from 5/17 SS or here

*Large Hass Avocados 10/$10 (you do not have to buy 10 to get this price!)
*Combo Deal: Buy 1 lb Strawberries & 1 Angel Food Cake $3.99
-use Free Strawberries coupon here (not 100% sure this will work, but it's worth a try)
*Buy 3 2-liter bottles of Coke products, get 3 free (6 for $5.97)
*McCormick Grill Mates seasoning packets $.99
-use $.50/1 coupon from 5/3 RP insert and Safeway double to get these for free!
*80%/20% Ground Beef $1.47/lb in the Extreme Value Packs!

*Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.88/lb
*85%/15% Ground Beef $1.88/lb
*Weight Watchers Smart Ones Entrees $1.88
-use various printable coupons here, here, here and here
*Tree Top Apple Juice (select varieties) $1.48
-use $1/2 100% Juice coupon from 5/17 SS insert
*Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 5-pack $5.69 - buy 1, get another 5-pack free, plus coupon for 2 free Capri Sun Sunrise Drinks (coupons located on the Mac & Cheese boxes)
*Mission Flour Tortillas (8-ct. burrito size) $1.99
-use $1/1 IP coupon (no longer available)

*Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$4 with in-ad coupon
-use $.40/1 coupon from 4/5 Unilever insert and Thriftway double = $1.20 each

I'll let you know if I find any other great deals worth mentioning. Let me know if you've spotted something I missed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I've Been Busy...

I know, my posts to this blog have been sporadic this entire month! Thank you for sticking with me while I get back into the swing of things after an incredibly busy May! I won't bore you with all the details, but suffice it to say, it's been hectic to say the least. I promise I'll be more reliable at getting you the best deals around town and around the web.

Tomorrow starts a new week of grocery store ads, so let's hope for some amazing deals to keep us going!

EXPIRED - An Earth-Friendly Freebie

This offer has expired.
Go here to Miss Environment to claim your free 32 oz. bottle of Seventh Generation Free & Clear All-Purpose Cleaner! Only your name and address are required. (While supplies last.)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Free Chocolate

Two words any girl would love to hear. And it's actually true!

The Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act is on, and every Friday they're giving away 250,000 coupons for free chocolate. I tried it yesterday for the first time and won! So, in 4-6 weeks, I'll get my coupon in the mail.

If you're interested in winning free chocolate, go here next Friday. Or, you can go there now and sign up for a reminder e-mail. Good luck!

No Coupons This Sunday!

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper.

So, take the weekend off and enjoy your family!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Albertsons Double Coupon Score

I made a quick trip to Albertsons today to use some double coupons from this week's Food Day. Here's what I got:

(4) 4-packs of Starbucks Mocha Frappuccinos $4.99 each = $19.96
(3) Skintimate Shave Gel $1.50 each = $4.50
(5) Kraft Ranch Dressing $1.50 each = $7.50
Total: $31.96

Used 4 $2/1 Frappuccino coupons (found at Starbucks stores or at the Starbucks counter in grocery stores) = (-$8.00)
Used 3 $0.75/1 Skintimate coupons = (-$2.25)
Used 5 $1.50/1 Kraft Dressing coupons = (-$7.50)
Used 3 Albertsons double coupons = (-$3.00)
Total: $11.21 (65% savings)

So, to recap, I got the shave gel and the dressing for free, and paid only $2.74 for 3 of the 4-packs of Frappuccinos, and $2.99 for one of them! That's cheaper than Costco!

*Note: the Albertsons double coupons state that only $1 and lower coupons can be doubled, so I was expecting to only have the Skintimate $0.75 coupons to be doubled. My cashier doubled the Starbucks coupons ($1 each), and told me she'd had so many complaints that she talked to the manager and he told her to go ahead and give the full $1 double amount on the higher value coupons! Lucky day!
Check out more great Albertsons deals for this week here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Update on Krispy Kreme $0.99 Donuts!

Sorry to say, it appears that the $0.99 dozen donut deal is in the Texas stores only. Bummer! If you're in Texas, lucky you! Enjoy!

(See my original post here.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walgreens $5 off $25 In-Store May 21-22

Walgreens has released a new coupon good only Wednesday and Thursday. It's good for $5 off your in-store purchase of $25 or more (this total is after all other coupons have been deducted). When I first saw it, I thought I probably wouldn't take advantage of it, because most of my health and beauty stuff I can usually get for free. However, the more I thought about it, the more excited I got about it!

Here's a way that I came up with to get almost $40 in products for only $1.77 (after coupons and Register Rewards):

Buy Right Guard Professional Strength Deodorant $4.99
-Use $1/1 coupon from 4/19 SS insert
-Receive $4.99 RR

Buy Colgate Visible White Toothpaste $4.99
-Receive $4.99 RR

Buy Skintimate Shave Gel $1.99
-Use $0.75/1 coupon from 4/26 SS insert
-Receive $1.00 RR

Buy Bayer Quick Release Crystals $2.49
-Receive $2.49 RR

Buy 4 Band Aids $2.50 each
-Use $1/1 coupons from 4/26 Red Plum, 3/15 SS or 2/8 SS inserts
-Receive $4.00 RR

Buy 2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners $2.79 (BOGO)
-Use $0.75/1 coupons from 4/26 SS insert

Buy Bic Bonus Pack Utility Pack Lighter $2.99
-Use $1/1 coupon here
-Receive $1.00 RR

Buy Johnson's Soft Wash $3.50
-Use $2/1 coupon from 4/19 Red Plum insert

Buy filler item worth $0.77 or more

Total: 25.24
-Use $5/$25 in-store coupon
Pay $20.24 OOP
Receive $18.47 in RR

Total paid: $1.77

That's a savings of 95%!

*Now, my job is to find a Walgreens that has all of these items in stock and a checker who rings up my order correctly!

Huggies Deal at Kroger Stores

Huggies is giving you $3 off at checkout when you spend $15 at participating Kroger stores until 5/30/09! You can purchase any combination of Huggies products and you can receive two discounts per transaction. I imagine you can use coupons for the products you are buying, making this a pretty sweet deal! Here are some coupons that are out there:

$1/1 Little Swimmers Disposable Swim Pants from 5-17-09 SS insert, here or $1.50/1 here
$2/1 Pull-ups from 5-17-09 SS insert or here
$2/1 Little Swimmers Suncare Products from 5-17-09 SS insert
$1.50/1 diapers from 5-17-09 SS insert
$3/1 Pure & Natural diapers from 5-17-09 SS insert or here
$1.50/1 GoodNites Sleep Pants from 5-17-09 SS insert
Also, go here to complete a short survey and then you'll be able to print up to 12 copies of a $2/1 coupon for diapers

I don't have any idea if this is only valid at Kroger stores or if it is also valid at Kroger subsidiaries (like Fred Meyer and QFC).

K-Mart Coupon

I just got an e-mail from K-mart with a coupon for $10 off $100 purchase in-store between May 22-25. Click here to print this coupon.

Now, if they'd just have a double coupon event!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Bag of Natura Dog or Cat Food (OR & OH Only)

Go here and fill out the online form to receive a printable coupon for a 5 - 6.6 lb bag of select Natura pet food. You'll have to choose a store near you to redeem it at.

Currently, this offer is good in Portland, OR and Columbus, OH only.

Even if you do not have a pet, you might consider redeeming the coupon and donating the food to your local humane society.

Thanks, Free Stuff Times!

Some Great Fred Meyer Deals!

I've been to Fred Meyer a couple of times this past week to pick up some great deals, most of which are valid through May 26:

Finish (Electrasol) Gel Tabs (20-ct.) $2.99
Use the $2.50/1 coupon (can't find reference to what insert it's from)
Final price: $0.49

Finish Quantum Dishwashing Tablets (12-ct. or 15-ct. bonus) $1.25
Use $1.00/1 coupon (I got a bunch of these from a tear-off pad a while back)
Final price: $0.25

Coppertone Sunscreen sticks $3.99
Use $4.00/1 coupons hanging near the product
Final price: FREE
I've done this deal 4 times and have had no problems. The cashier has always pushed the coupon through, even though it beeps when they scan it.

Kellogg's NutriGrain Bars $2.13 (buy 2)
Use $1/1 6-pack or larger bottled water found in a Kellogg's booklet on the NutriGrain display
Get a great deal on bottled water (and the bars are a great price, too!)

Oroweat Bread $2.00 or Hamburger Buns $2.50
Use $1/1 coupon from the 3/15 SS insert
Final price: $1.00 - $1.50

Have you found any great deals worth mentioning?

TX Only - 1 Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts for $0.99!

UPDATE: This deal appears to only be valid in Texas! Sorry for the letdown!

Go to Krispy Kreme on May 23 and get your $0.99 Original glazed donuts! One dozen per customer. My husband's sister and her family are moving on Saturday, so we'll definitely be stopping by to pick up a dozen (or two) to energize the moving crew!

Be sure to call ahead to your nearest location to make sure they're participating in this deal.

Thanks, It's Hip 2 Save!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hot Gymboree Coupon!

Beginning Thursday, May 14 you can use this Gymboree coupon to get an additional 30% off everything in their store! Hurry and print your coupon now! The coupon is valid May 14-17 only.

Looks like you can even use it on clearance items, so get ready for some deal shopping!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Updated: Free Customized 5x7 Hallmark Card

UPDATE: Apparently this code is dead, but you can try this new one: CARD4U

Father's Day is coming up, so I just went to and made a photo card for my husband with pictures of my kids and they're going to create it and ship it for free!

You can make any kind of paper card ($3.49 and under), then enter promo code ICTCARD at checkout. You'll need to have a Gold Crown account (just sign up at checkout, it's free and only requires your basic info) for the code to work.

Order your card now and save yourself the hassel and cost of a store-bought card!

Fred Meyer Founder's Day Sale

This week at Fred Meyer there are some great stockpile deals. Two of my favorites are the Tillamook butter priced at $1.50 (no posted limit) and Tillamook 2-lb cheese for $3.99 (limit 2 with in-ad coupon). These are incredible prices for high quality products, so stock up now!

Go here for a complete list of deals and coupon match-ups.

Albertsons Double Coupons Are Back!

Once again there are some double coupons in the Sunday Albertsons ad that are valid through tomorrow only! There are some deals you might not want to miss, however, so check out these posts by local bloggers about some of the best ones:

Happy shopping!

Axe/Walgreens Movie Ticket Deal Update

Remember my post about the free movie tickets at Walgreens? Well, now might be a good time to buy your Axe products because they're 25% off at Walgreens this week. Pair the sale with the $1/1 Axe bodywash coupon from the 4/5 Unilever insert and you might get a fairly good deal.

Remember, you must buy 3 Axe products to get 1 movie ticket or 5 products to get 2 movie tickets. The trial size shampoos and body washes DO NOT work towards this promotion.

$50 in Kraft Coupons to Print

Hurry to to print your Kraft coupons before they're gone! (You'll have to register on their site if you haven't already.) There are some great, high-value ones that you won't want to miss. Remember, you can print each coupon twice.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Strawberries at Safeway!

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This week at Safeway their 1-lb. strawberries are on sale BOGO. There's also a Safeway coupon here for a free 1-lb. carton of strawberries with a $10 purchase. When used with the BOGO offer, you'll get 2 pounds of strawberries for free! I did this deal today and was thrilled to walk out with my free produce!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Go To the Movies for Free!

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Yes, I said free. Walgreens if running a promotion now through 5/30 that looks like this:

Purchase 3 Axe products, get a free movie ticket
Purchase 5 Axe products, get 2 free movie tickets

I did this deal a couple of months ago. I wasn't sure how difficult it would be to redeem the coupons for the free tickets, but it was so simple! After you make your purchase, a coupon (or two) will print out. You'll need to go online to and enter the code on the coupon. Then you'll print out your movie tickets. They are redeemable for any movie at select theaters. (There are two in close proximity to my house.)

My tickets expired yesterday. My husband and I never made time to go to the movies, but realized last night that they were expiring. We happen to have our sister-in-law staying with us right now, and she offered to babysit while we went out. So, we went to the theater and purchased our tickets (it was no problem at all - just like paying cash). We saw a movie at 9:00 p.m. PST, which is the exact time that they expired! Nothing like procrastinating!

Anyway, I am not positive about whether or not the trial size Axe products will produce the movie tickets, but I'll keep you informed. Word on the street is that there are some Axe products on clearance, so keep your eyes open for those.

Free Coffee at Seattle's Best (Borders Locations Only)

Through May 6 you can get a free 12-oz. drink using this coupon at any Borders location of Seattle's Best Coffee. Go here to find a store near you.

Thanks, Frugal Living!

Free Bic Pens

Want a couple of boxes of free pens? Go on over to to print your $1/1 coupon for Bic pens. Then go to Staples next week (5/3 - 5/9) and pick up your box of 12 Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip ballpoint pens. The pens will be on sale for $1, and after the coupon, they will be free!

Remember to print your coupon twice.

While you're at, look for these valuable coupons:

$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers
$1/1 Kellogg's cereals (each coupon is for a different kind of cereal, so only print the ones for the cereals you eat)
$1/1 Colgate Total (there are often Walgreens deals using these coupons)

I'm Back!

Wow, this has been one crazy week! You know the saying, "When it rains, it pours!" That has certainly been the case for me!

But, I'm back, and I'm hunting for all the best deals I can find on the web, so stay tuned!