Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Personal Update

As you have probably noticed, my posting has been spotty at best lately! Most of that is due to the fact that it's SUMMER! With both of my kids home, tons of family vacations going on, and no air conditioning in our house, I haven't had much time with my computer.

I appreciate all of my readers so much and hope that you will check out my favorite blogs for current deals when I fail to post them here! I promise that I will try to keep up more faithfully once our vacations are past.

I hope you're enjoying your summer as much as I am!

Incredible Bottled Water Deal!

This deal is for those of you who have access to multiple computers and can print multiple copies of some high value coupons. If you can figure out a way to get them, though, you can get 14 cases of water (24-packs) for as little as $1 (plus deposit)! Follow these instructions carefully:

1) Print at least 6 copies of each of these coupons (you'll only be able to print 2 per computer):
$1/1 Nestle case water - you'll need to register with an e-mail address and physical address
$1.50/1 24-pk Nestle water - Internet Explorer, Firefox or try this one if you're using Safari on your Mac

2) Go to Safeway and get an ad and tear out the coupon doubler. Buy five 24-pk. cases of .5L Nestle water

3) When you check out, use 5 of the $1.50/1 coupons and the Safeway doubler. Here's the price breakdown for this transaction:

$3.99 x 5 = $19.95
-$5 Instant Savings (automatic savings when you buy 5)
-$7.50 coupons
-$2.00 Safeway doubles
*note: don't forget that you'll pay $1.20 per case in Oregon for deposit

4) At the end of your transaction you'll receive a catalina for $5 off your next purchase.

5) Take the water to your car, then go back in and buy 5 more cases of water. When you check out, use your remaining $1.50/1 coupon and 4 of the $1/1 coupons, plus your Safeway doubler and the $5 catalina from the previous purchase. Here's the breakdown:

-$5 instant savings
-$5.50 coupons
-$2.00 Safeway doubles
-$5 catalina
=$2.45 (plus deposit in Oregon)

You will again receive a $5 catalina at the end of your transaction.

6) Cut all 10 upc codes from the top of each case of water and send them with your receipts and this form to Nestle's Pure Life / Best Life Healthy Rewards program. You will receive 4 coupons for case packs of Nestle Pure Life water!

Not factoring in deposit in Oregon, your total for all 14 cases of water will be $2.90! That's less than a penny per bottle! When I did my first transaction, I also received a coupon good for $3 off a $10 produce purchase. Of course, if you had access to more than 3 computers, you could print more than 6 of the $1.50/1 coupons and your deal would be even sweeter. The Nestle rewards deal allows up to 10 case pack coupons per household, so if you can print more coupons, you can continue to roll this deal and claim more free cases from Nestle.

The catalina deal is running through 8/9, but the Safeway Instant Savings deal only runs through 7/28, so get there before next Wednesday!

Thanks to Hip 2 Save and Abundant Food Savings for much of the deal details!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lots of Albertsons Deal Scenarios

Because the Epic Savings event is still going on at Albertsons, there are many great deals to be had. I've had fun stocking up on freebies to donate to the food bank (and to a few lucky friends!). There are lots of great deal scenarios created by my fellow bloggers. Here are a few I'm particularly fond of:

Frugal Living NW here, here and here

Don't forget to use those double coupons from this week's Food Day! There may be more on Sunday, too, so grab a few of the ads when you're at the store. Then, save some doubles to use with the ones that may (*hopefully*) come out Sunday.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bales Thriftway Deals 7/8 - 7/14

For those of you who live near a Bales Thriftway, they're celebrating their "Grand Reopening" with a big sale. Here are some deals to note:

In-ad coupons:

$10 off $50 purchase

Thriftway or Western Family gallon milk $0.99 (limit 1, with $10 purchase)

Western Farms bread $0.99 (limit 2, with $10 purchase)

Tillamook 6 oz. yogurt 10/$3 (limit 10)

Darigold Butter 1 lb. $1.69 (limit 2) *found inside the Food Day, on the back of the comics page

Darigold Sour Cream 16 oz. $0.98 (limit 2) *found inside the Food Day, on the back of the comics page

Poptarts $0.99 (limit 2) -use $0.55/1 coupon from 6/7 RP and Thriftway double to get these for free!

Lays Potato Chips $1.88 (limit 2) -use $1/2 coupon and Thriftway double to make these $1.13 ea.

Select Kellogg's Cereals "Save $6 on 4" (makes them 4/$5) - participating cereals are Apple Jacks, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops and Corn Flakes Touch of Honey. Use $1/1 coupons from 6/7 RP insert and Thriftway doubles to make these free, with a possible $1 overage!

Free Mocha or Iced Mocha at McCafe Every Monday!

Starting next Monday, 7/13, and continuing through 8/3, McDonalds is offering a free sample-sized mocha (8 oz.) or iced mocha (7 oz.) to each customer, from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. MONDAYS ONLY. No purchase is necessary, and only at McCafe locations.

Go here for all the details (click on Free Mocha Mondays).

Good Rules for Couponers

photo credit: dailyom.com

Check out this post by Monica at Fabulessly Frugal. It's a great reminder to all of us couponers about some of the rules of etiquette we should all use.

Thanks, Monica!

*Fabulessly Frugal also has some great Albertsons coupon match-ups, so check out her site!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Redbox Code

There's a current Redbox available now through 7/7!


This code can be used once per credit/debit card and should work at all Redbox locations. Remember to return your movie before 9:00 p.m. the following day to avoid any rental charges.

Free Veggie Tales DVD!

Do your kids love Veggie Tales like mine do? I usually just borrow them from the library, but when I can find one super cheap, I like to jump at the chance. I recently found the Jonah DVD at Target for $5 (regular price, not on sale), and now Big Idea is giving away your choice of three for free if you sign up for their e-newsletter. Right now only 2 of the three are available, but I'm not sure if they will restock the third one. You can choose between "Larry Boy & the Fib From Outer Space" or "The Ballad of Little Joe" ("Where's God When I'm S-scared?" is out of stock). You have to pay $2.99 for shipping, but that's still a great price! Just add your choice of DVDs to your cart, create an account, and you're good to go!

Pharmacy Deals for 7/5 - 7/12

Here are this week's pharmacy deals:

Rite Aid by It's Hip 2 Save and Frugal Living NW (note: the $5 off $25 coupon mentioned in these posts can be found here)

Walgreens (post 1 and post 2) by Shopping Frugal

CVS by Bargain Briana (find a store near you here)

Thanks, fellow bloggers!

Sign Up For Your $30 Coupon Book by Mail

A new Home Made Simple coupon booklet is available! Sign up here to get yours! Remember, these booklets usually have a coupon for a free Cascade Rinse Agent, which is worth $4.99! I have only found this product at Safeway, so that's where I always go to get mine. I have quite a stockpile of these already!

Albertsons Trip

I went to Albertsons today to see if I could get some good deals with the double coupons from Sunday's paper. Here's what I got:

6 Skippy Natural Peanut Butter ($2.00 each)
8 Kraft Mac & Cheese ($1.00 each)
2 Knorr Rice Sides ($1.00 each)
1 Thomas' Cinnamon & Sugar Mini Bagels ($2.50)
2 Rice Krispies ($1.99 each)
1 bunch parsley ($0.69)
1 cucumber ($0.79)
2 Fruit Snacks ($0.59 each)
Total Before Coupons: $31.14

Used Albertsons in-store coupon for Skippy Peanut Butter (any kind) $0.99 each (saved $1.01 each)
Used 2 "Buy 3 get 1 free" Kraft Mac & Cheese coupons (saved $1.00 with each coupon)
Used $0.75/2 Knorr Rice Sides coupon from 5/17 RP insert
Used 2 $1/1 Kellogg's coupons from 6/7 RP insert
Used 3 Albertsons doubles ($0.75, $0.99 and $0.99)
Saved $5 for buying 10 items from "Epic Event"
Total Coupons Used: ($20.54)

Total OOP: $11.60
Received 3 $1 catalinas from Skippy Naturals (Buy 2 get $1 off your next purchase)
Received $2 catalina from Kraft (Buy 4 Mac & Cheese, get $1; Buy 5 get $1.50; Buy 6 get $2)
Total: $6.60!

*Note: the Kraft Mac & Cheese coupons I used were IP coupons, not the ones from the 6/28 SS that state "Limit one coupon per customer per transaction". If those are the only ones you have, this transaction will not work for you. (Some Albertsons cashiers will take more than one of the SS coupons, but I do not advocate using coupons in a manner in which they were not intended.)

Check out some additional double coupon scenarios here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Coupon Booklet from Kraft!

Sign up now for your $55 savings & rebate booklet. Pack a Kraft Smile Savings Booklet contains 2 $20 rebates and $15 in savings coupons for products including Nabisco, Planters, Capri Sun, Ritz Bits and Easy Cheese. These are while supplies last, so hurry!

Click here, then either create an account or sign in to your existing account. After you are logged in, click on the upper tab called "Promotions". A link to the coupon booklet will show up, and then you just need to claim yours!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Arby's Free Food Wednesday

Remember, tomorrow is Arby's Free Food Wednesday!

Tomorrow's special deal is "buy a soft drink, get a regular Beef 'n Cheddar free".
Click here to see all the summer free food deals at Arby's.