Tuesday, June 30, 2009

7/1 - 7/7 Grocery Deals

Update: I've added some links to other grocery posts for this week.
I've been going through my Food Day grocery ads and want to highlight some great deals. I'll also ad links to other posts by fellow bloggers with more great deals.

(Don't miss the $10 off $50 coupon on the back page of the This Week newspaper)

Coupon deals:
Hefty One Zip Storage Bags $1.50 (when you buy 4 or more)
Use $1/1 Blinkie coupons (may still be available at Albertsons)
$0.50 each

Update: I went to Safeway last night to buy these and they were actually $1.25 each wyb 4 or more! I got 8 boxes for a total of $2!

Kraft Salad Dressing 2/$3
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/21 SS insert
Use Safeway double

French's Yellow Mustard 2/$3
Use $0.75/1 coupon from 5/10 SS insert or $0.50/1 coupon from 6/21 SS insert
Use Safeway double
$0.25 - $0.50 each, depending on coupons used

Rosarita Refried Beans $0.99
Use $0.50/2 coupon from 5/31 SS insert
Use Safeway double
$0.98/2 or $0.49 each

Ritz Bits $2.50
Use $1/1 IP coupon (no longer available)
Use Safeway double
$1.00 each

Lays Potato Chips 2/$3 (in-ad coupon, minimum $20 purchase)
Use $1/2 coupon from July All You Magazine
Use Safeway double
$1.50/2 or $0.75 each

Other deals:
Ball Park meat franks $0.99
Safeway hot dog or hamburger buns $0.79

4-day deals (7/1 - 7/4):
Tillamook 2-lb chunk cheese $3.99
Heinz 40-oz. ketchup $1.76
Check out this post for a great deal on General Mills cereals and free milk!

They are continuing their "Epic Savings" event - mix & match 10 participating products, save $5

Skippy Peanut Butter $0.99 (with in-ad coupon)
Oreos, Wheat Thins, Triscuit $1.88 each

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce $1
Use $1/2 coupon from 5/10 SS insert
$1/2 or $0.50 each

Check out this post about a fabulous Kraft Mac & Cheese deal, and this post about some other deal scenarios.

(I don't usually post about this store, but there are a couple of good deals worth mentioning)
Half flat of raspberries $10.99
Powerade Energy Drink 15/$10

Kellogg's cereal 4/$5 (must buy 4)
(includes Apple Jacks, Corn Flakes, Pops, Cocoa Krispies, Froot Loops only)
Use $1/1 coupons from 6/7 SS insert
$1/4 or $0.25 each

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jamba Juice BOGO Coupon

There's nothing better than a cool drink on a hot day, right? Well, now you can get two smoothies for the price of one at Jamba Juice with this coupon! It's good through July 12, so you've got a good two weeks to use it (maybe more than once!)

Current Walmart Deals

I just stumbled across a post by It's Hip 2 Save with a comprensive list of current Walmart deals (as of 6/25). If you live near a Walmart, you need to check it out! Looks like a lot of great deals you will definitely want to take advantage of.

$5 Swim Suits/Shorts for the Whole Family!

Old Navy is having a sale today through Sunday on family swimwear! Each piece is only $5! I went in this morning and got my son's next two sizes of swim shorts and shirts for $5 each! That's more than 1/2 off their regular prices. I wanted to find suits for my daughter, but their selection for girls size 7 & up was pathetic. I may check out another store to see if they have more, but I won't hold my breath. The big boy section was well-stocked, as well as the little boy & girl sections.

If you want a really great deal, go to OldNavyWeekly.com and print one of the remaining 15% off your purchase coupons. That makes the swim pieces only $4.25 each! (Click on the phrase "Get their no-sweat style" to get your coupon.) You can also shop online at OldNavy.com if you want a better selection and don't mind paying shipping.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Free Smoothie at Orange Julius - June 19!

How does a free 16-oz. smoothie sound? Go to Orange Julius this Friday, June 19 with this coupon and claim your free Light Smoothie (choose from Strawberry Delight, Tropical Sunlight or Berry-Pom Twilight).

One smoothie per customer per coupon (so print enough coupons for each person).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Request Your Coupon for FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melts

Go here to request your coupon for a FREE Digiorno Flatbread Melt! Nothing is required other than your name, address and e-mail. You can also request a coupon to be sent to a friend!

Don't Forget - Free Food at Arby's Tomorrow!

Remember to head on over to Arby's tomorrow (Wednesday) for your free Regular Sidekicker with any sandwich purchase. This promotion is good in the following markets:

Texas: Dallas & Houston
Utah: Salt Lake City
Washington: Seattle
Oregon: Portland
California: Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Diego, Fresno

Check out the entire list of summer free food at Arby's here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 3-User Free After Rebate

Amazon.com has McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 3-User for sale right now for $50 (free shipping, too), and they have a $50 rebate! You must purchase this item by 6/30/09 and postmark your submission by 7/30/09.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Do You Buy the Sunday Oregonian?

photo credit: englishlanguageexpert.com

For those of us Oregonian readers in the Portland metro area, we have the opportunity to influence some change. The writers of one of the blogs I follow, Frugal Living NW, has been in contact with the Circulation Director at The Oregonian. She has asked if they'd be willing to offer delivery of multiple Sunday papers to subscribers. So far, no luck, but they're mounting a campaign to find out how much interest there might be in this idea.

If you currently buy the Sunday Oregonian (one or more copies per week) and might be interested in having mulitple copies delivered to your home, check out the Frugal Living NW post here and leave a comment. This is simply a way to determine the level of interest - no obligation, obviously!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Free 12-oz Drink at Borders

Head over to your local Borders store for your free 12-oz beverage from Seattle's Best using this coupon. It's good now through June 18.

Take a Redbox Survey, Get a Free Promo Code

Go here to take a short, 8-question survey about your experience with renting Redbox DVDs at McDonald's and you'll receive a promo code good for a free one-day rental! This code is good June 15-16 only.

Free Bug Spray at Fred Meyer

Want to find a place to use that great $2 off Cutter Insect Repellant from the 5/31 SS insert? If you didn't use them up at Walgreens last week (mine didn't have it on sale, though some others did), Fred Meyer has the 1 oz. Cutter Advanced Pump Spray for $1.99. This is their regular price (not on sale), so there's no hurry. I bought 4 the other day and the cashier had no problem adjusting the coupon down to match the price. All cashiers are different, so YMMV (your mileage may vary).

Huge Walmart Deals List

Check out this post from It's Hip 2 Save with a major list of all the current deals at Walmart. As you know, your local prices may vary slightly from this list, but in general, I think they're pretty accurate.

Also, check out this week's Albertsons and Safeway deals from Frugal Living NW.

Join Godiva's Chocolate Rewards Club

Who doesn't love a high quality chocolate once in a while? Go here to sign up for Godiva's Chocolate Rewards Club (it's free) and you'll be able to claim your free piece of chocolate every month, free gift for every $10 you spend in a Godiva boutique, and free shipping on your first online order!

Coupon for Free Minute Maid Frozen Novelty

Sign up here to receive your coupon for a free Minute Maid frozen novelty in the mail. What a nice summer treat!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Food at Arby's

Every Wednesday through the summer Arby's is offering free food!

Today, when you purchase any soft drink you'll receive a free Roast Chicken Club! What a deal!

Here's a list of upcoming Wednesday freebies:

June 17: Free Regular Side Kicker with sandwich purchase

June 24: Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 1: Free Regular Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

July 8: Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase

July 15: Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

July 22: Free Roast Burger with soft drink purchase

July 29: Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 5: Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase

August 12: Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase

August 19: Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

August 26: Free Roast Beef 'n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Of course, there's never a guarantee that every Arby's is participating, but I have seen signs outside our local store that advertise these offers, so I bet most are participating. No coupon is needed - just show up and ask for your special!

If you love Arby's and want more money-saving offers and coupons, sign up for Arby's Extras!

Thanks for the list, It's Hip 2 Save!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

$5 off $25 Walgreens Coupon June 10 & 11 ONLY

Walgreens has released another $5 off $25 purchase coupon. The fine print states that it must be a $25 purchase AFTER all manufacturer and store coupons have been used (though some stores are not picky about this). If you can come up with a scenario using this coupon to score some great deals, let us all know! The best way to use these coupons is with Register Rewards products, so that your OOP is enough to use the coupon, but you get "money" back.

Here is a post with some ideas about how to use this coupon (thanks, Shopping Frugal!)

Spend $50, Get $50 at Sears

Sears is running a promotion for Father's Day that looks like this:

Spend $50 on men's pants or jeans (after discounts and/or coupons; excluding Lands End), get a $50 Rewards Cash (by mail) to use on a future purchase of men's apparel at Sears (excluding Lands End). You must purchase the initial $50 worth of pants or jeans between June 7 and June 21, then submit your rebate request by June 30. Rebate can be submitted online or via mail using this form. Rewards Cash must be redeemed by October 30, 2009.

FREE GeoTrax DVD from Fisher Price

Go here to request your free copy of the GeoTrax DVD with 4 episodes on it. No credit card is required! One per household; while supplies last; allow 12-14 weeks for delivery.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More Albertsons Doubles!

Did you find your new Albertsons double coupons in the Sunday paper today? They're valid today through Tuesday only, so use them quickly! And take note: they can be used together with the 3 doubles from this week's Food Day! Those were labeled 1, 2 and 3; the ones in today's paper are labeled 5, 6 and 7. As long as they have different coupon numbers on them, they'll work in the same transaction.

So, hurry over and get some free stuff! You can check out some coupon match-ups here.

Old Navy Coupon Site to Update Soon!

According to Old Navy, their weekly coupon hunting site, oldnavyweekly.com, will be updated sometime today - that leaves just one hour! There will be 3000 of the $75 off $100 coupons, and lots of other great ones, too.

Good luck finding yours!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Did You Get Your Free Doughnut Yesterday?

Well, I did! I took my son to Krispy Kreme for National Doughnut Day to pick up our free doughnuts as a special breakfast treat! As you can see, Jack enjoyed his chocolate iced with sprinkles very much! (Don't you love the red glow from the "Hot Donuts Now" sign?)
How I love a good freebie!

Printable Store Coupons

Did you know that you can print some store coupons online? Many stores have coupons on their websites that are not available anywhere else. (Remember, store coupons can be used in conjunction with manufacturer's coupons.)

Target (this is a coupon generator from OrganicGroceryDeals.com - scroll down and you'll see the area where you can choose how many of each coupon you want to print)

Walgreens (only a few are store coupons - they say "Walgreens" on them)

At Fred Meyer there are kiosks located right inside the grocery entrance (huge yellow ones) where you can print in-store coupons valid for one day only. These vary all the time, but it's worth checking into!

Upcoming Store Deals for June 7-13

Update: I went to my local Kmart (SW Murray/Canyon Rd. in Beaverton) and they are NOT participating in the double coupon event (even though corporate Kmart said all of Oregon is). Not sure what the story is, but you might want to call before you go!
Looks like a fairly slow week at some of the usual hot spots, like Walgreens, but Kmart is having a double coupon event, so that may make up for it! Here are links to some good coupon match-ups:


Kmart: (stated policy for this double coupon event is that they will double any coupon with a value of up to $2.00, limit 10 coupons per transaction)

Common Sense with Money (by far, the most complete list out there!)

Rite Aid:

Incredible Crocs Sale!

Right now at Crocs.com you can buy girls mary jane style Crocs for $9.99 each (reg. $24.99). Wait, it gets better. If you buy 2 or more pairs you'll get 50% off each pair! That's $4.97 each! And, to make it even sweeter, you can use one of these codes to get free shipping - SPRINGCUSTOMER09 or MALINDI09. I just placed an order for 3 different colors and paid a total of $14.97! That is unheard of for this brand and quality of shoe. Hurry, before they're all sold out. (I did find that most of the available sizes were for older girls like my daughter, who is 7.)

Weekend Free Redbox Rental Code

Wow, a rarity! Redbox has released a free rental code good now through midnight on Monday, June 8! As usual, it's good for one use per credit/debit card and you must return your movie before 9:00 p.m. the following night to avoid a charge to your card.


When you're using the maching, choose "Rent a DVD with a Rental Code".

Friday, June 5, 2009

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Your Free Chocolate!

photo credit: chocolatefonduefountains.com

Remember, today is free chocolate day! Go here to see if you've won your free candy bar from Mars. I've signed up each of the last 3 weeks and won every time. Unlike most of these contests, this one is extremely easy to win! You're allowed to win 4 times during the promotion, so start now!

Also, don't forget to stop by Krispy Kreme and pick up your free doughnut for National Doughnut Day!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Want Free Sunday Papers?

This week at Walgreens they have 45-ct. Ecotrin aspirin on sale for $2.00. When you purchase this product, you'll receive a $2.00 Register Reward. There's also a $2/1 coupon for Ecotrin from the 5/17 SS insert, or you can print it here.

Each Register Reward can be used to buy a Sunday paper (or anything else you want, of course). I've gotten 3 this week so far, and I usually buy 4 papers, so I'll try to go one more time before Sunday to get my 4th one. (By the way, there will be 3 inserts in this week's Sunday paper - a Smart Source, a Red Plum and a Proctor & Gamble.)

*This is just an example of how you can use deals on products you may not use to buy products you will use.

Another Albertsons Score!

I went to Albertsons this morning to use some of the doubles from their ad in the Food Day. I did two transactions, back-to-back, and here's what I got:

Transaction #1:
6 pkg. Tree Top 100% juice boxes = $6.00
-used 3 $1/2 Tree Top coupons from 5/17 SS insert
-used 3 Albertsons doubles
Total: $0

Transaction #2:
2 boxes Ritz Crackers ($5.00)
-used $1/1 IP coupon (-$1.00)
1 7-oz. bag Kraft Natural 2% shredded Mozarella cheese ($2.00)
-used $1/1 IP coupon (-$1.00)
1 California Pizza Kitchen Flatbread Melts ($2.50)
1 bottle Kraft BBQ sauce ($1.00)
-used $1/1 IP coupon (-$1.00)
-used 3 Albertsons doubles (-$3.00)
-Instant savings on $10 purchase of participating products (-$3.00)
Total: $0.50
*Plus, using the form located near the CPK Flatbread Melts, I'll get a rebate for $2.50 for the Flatbread Melts I purchased. (That's a profit of $2.00!)

There are so many deal scenarios with the $3 instant savings and the double coupons, so I hope you can find some that work for you.

National Doughnut Day Tomorrow, June 5

To celebrate National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut to each customer tomorrow, June 5. Word is, it's a doughnut of your choice, so maybe you can score something other than a classic glazed.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Albertsons Doubles

I've sure been enjoying the Albertsons double coupons these past couple of weeks! I made two trips today to two different stores to use all 4 sets of doubles that were expiring today. Here's what I got:

6 boxes Quaker True Delights Granola Bars
4 bonus-size French's Yellow Mustard
2 bags Mission Tortillas

Total cost: $.36!

I used 6 $1/1 True Delights coupons
4 $.75/1 French's coupons
2 $1/1 Mission IP coupons
12 Albertsons doubles

This took me 4 transactions, but both stores let me do 2 per trip, so it wasn't bad. It was certainly worth it, if you ask me!

*In today's Food Day there are more doubles, but these are good all week (through next Tuesday). You can check out this post for some deal scenarios, as well as another one here.

Hot Sunscreen Deal!

I don't know about you moms out there, but one of my favorite things for summer is continuous spray sunscreen! And right now at Rite Aid, you can pick it up for $2! Here's how:

Buy 2 cans of Coppertone Suncare Products at 2/$15

Receive $5 SCR from Rite Aid (limit 1 rebate)

That's $4 for 2!

This rebate offer is good through June 6.