Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tonight's Treasure Hunting at Shaw's...Check Out My Booty!

Tonight's mission started with instant gratification when I found the LARGE tubs of Athenos Feta reduced at the store level by $3!  Stacked with the $.75/1 Facebook Coupon, I got two for only $2.49 each.  That's the same price as the small tubs would have been!

Next, I spotted another Manager's Special for $1 off Sabra Hummus.  Combined with the sale price of $3.99, I grabbed one of the large containers for only $2.99.

As I strolled through the store, I spotted a Coors Light display with new coupons!  This time, they are sponsoring $2 off any Hormel Deli Tray priced at $15.00 or more OR any deli purchase of $15.  The last two deals I mentioned really came in handy.  I already had deli ham, turkey and cheese in my cart totaling around $10.  When you add in the feta and hummus (considered deli items) this coupon saved me an unexpected extra $2!!!

Last, but certainly not least, overage!!!  I don't eat tuna, but my office is having a food drive next week and it's on the wish list, so that means it's on my list too!  I had four $.50/1 StarKist Pouch coupons, which I expected to use on this week's 2/$3 deal and get them for only $.50.  Then, I found the Lunch To-Go pouches reduced by 50%.  I opted for the Chunk Light option (to the left in the picture) which are regularly priced at $1.79 each.  After the reduction by 50%, and the $.50 coupons which doubled in full, they were all free plus $.42 of overage!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Better Than BOGO Gorton's Seafood at Shaw's Starting Friday!

Print this $1 off any two Gorton's items and save it for next week's Shaw's sale when they will be BOGO!

Thanks We Use Coupons for the sale preview and Mom's Couponmatic for the coupon heads-up!

Free is Fabulous!

For once, I came hope to a happy surprise in my Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara!  Back in September, I was one of the lucky ones to request a free sample during the Allure Magazine One Week of Free Stuff promotion.  That's right...I said September.  It's no wonder I forgot all about it, but I am more than happy to wait five months for such a great product!  Thank you Allure Magazine and P&G!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I Got My Free Milk...Eventually!

I am happy to report that the issue of using a coupon on milk in Maine given the state minimum pricing wasn't an issue at all.  Unfortunately, the representative at the Walmart service desk took it upon herself to create an issued out of this Coupon.  

First, the good news:

Great Value Milk is priced at $3.76, within the $4 maximum allowed by the coupon
I chose a dozen Great Day Eggs as one of the three required breakfast items
They are priced at $2.28, and I used a $1 off coupon from their Facebook Page (no longer available)
My husband requested Cinnamon Toast Crunch so I got two, priced at $2.98 each
I used a $1.75 off 2 General Mills Cereals coupon (no longer available, check your binder!)

Total before any coupons $12.00
After Free Milk and other Coupons, I paid $5.49 for everything!  
That's a savings of 54%, unheard of when Milk is such a large part of the purchase

I also came up with a plan for my next breakfast items...bagels and cream cheese!!!!!

I will be making good use of my $1 off 2 Lenders Bagels and Country Crock Spread coupon from the March issue of All You Magazine!  I will get two packages of bagels and some Weight Watchers Cream Cheese with my $.75 off coupon from the February issue of All You...I love this magazine!!!

Now for the not-so-good news...

I was very proactive and honest by heading right to the service desk before starting shopping.  I brought a copy of the state milk pricing policy with me showing that a coupon for milk can be used if it's not brand-specific.  The representative then doubted if the coupon was within their coupon acceptance policy because of the format requiring the purchase of vague products to get a free item.  I knew exactly what she was thinking of; their price matching policy.  Instead of simply reading what coupons they do and do not accept, and finding that this coupon was within their policy, she repeatedly referenced the price and ad matching policy.  She was working SO hard to prove that this coupon couldn't be used, all the while saying their coupon policy is so vague and what's written doesn't cover everything.  

Really???  Why is it so important to you that you try for ten minutes to find something that doesn't exist just to stop me from using a completely legitimate coupon???  I was irritated, and after a while I couldn't help letting it show.  When she continued to flip through her book, curling the pages up so I couldn't see what she was reading, I asked to see what she was seeing.  I when through each bullet point of the coupon policy and found NOTHING to even suggest that this coupon was not acceptable.  I then pointed out for the fifth time that she kept referencing the price match policy regarding un-specified prices on required purchases in order to get a free item.  I said she needed to move on from that particular topic because it had nothing to do with my coupon.

She again referenced the vague nature of the policy and said she would ask a manager.  The first manager she asked wasn't sure, she kept saying it was his decision.  If he said no because he wasn't sure, I was prepared to march right out of there and never look back.  They then called another manager who said she needed to see the coupon to make a decision.  She checked all of the usual items; expiration, maximum value, remittance address, etc.  She saw no problem with the coupon and didn't even begin to question the requirements.  I guess now we know why she's the manager...I just can't wait to do this three more times :-)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

*FREE MILK* and YES, You Can Use it in Maine!!!

I know what you're thinking, "it's illegal to use Milk coupons in Maine".  Well, not in this case!  Here is the language I found right in the law itself:

"A purchaser of milk at retail may tender a coupon or any item of value if the coupon or item of value is not brand specific and is redeemable for cash by the retailer and if the total value tendered by the purchaser is not less than the minimum retail price established by the commission."

Basically, if the coupon is for a specific brand, thus giving that dairy an advantage over others, then it can't be used in Maine.  This coupon is valid on ANY milk, so every dairy has an equal chance that you will use it to purchase their product...SCORE!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sharing the Saving...$4 off 10 Weight Watchers Smart Once

I was just flipping through my March/April issue of Weight Watchers magazine and came across a printable coupon only available through the magazine.  Well, anyone can get it!  Save $4 on 10 Smart Ones products HERE.  These are priced at $1.97 at Walmart, so after the coupon they will be $1.57 each WYB 10!

Shaw's Match-Ups for 2/24-3/1

Before you head out, here are some Shaw's basics...

Shaw's doubles coupons up to and including $.99, with a maximum of four like-coupons doubled per customer per day.  A recent change to their coupon policy is no longer accepting competitor Catalina coupons for a set dollar amount off your entire purchase.  Shaw's will still accept true manufacturer coupons for a specific value off a specific product which print from other stores' Catalina machines.

If you experience difficulty with the new barcodes not scanning and cashiers resisting manual entry, stores have now been sent communications twice about this issue per Dan on their Facebook page.  They have been told to manually enter these coupons until software updates are are likely to be better informed than the staff, so stand up for yourself!

Before heading out, don't forget to head over to Recyclebank, earn some points, and "buy" a $5 off $50 Shaw's will only take a few minutes to sign up, complete a few tasks, and save even more!

Now for this week's best deals!!!
Check out the Moments to Save Promotion to Save $5 instantly WYB 10 participating items.  This deal is so exciting to me, I had to post it right away!

Also don't forget about the best deal this week...FREE SALAD DRESSING!!!

Free Russet Potatoes WYB Any Roast
Bottom Round Roast or Chuck Beef Roast $3.99/lb
Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero or Sprite 12-pack 3/$9 (MB3)
Shaw’s Cheese 8oz Bar or 6-8 oz shredded 2/$5
Hood Ice Cream $2.99
There was a printable coupon previously from the Hood website for $1/2 frozen novelties, so check your binders!!!
Lean Cuisine Dinners 4/$10
Use $1/5 from 1/1 SS2
Final Price $2.30 each WYB 5
*note, this is only a good deal if the higher priced varieties are included such as the dips and larger entrees.  If not, these are always priced for less at Walmart!
Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts $ stock up price!!!
Dynamo Laundry Detergent B1G2 ($6.99 each?)
Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium or High Fiber Soup BOGO
Use $1/4 from 1/8 GM or 2/5 GM
Get 4, pay for 2 and save $1
Chobani Greek Yogurt 10/$10
Use $.30/1 Printable Coupon, will double
Final Price $.40 each
StarKist Tuna 5oz Cans 10/$10
$.75/1 Selects (if included)
Coupon will double to the full price for overage
or Use $.50/1 from March '12 All You Magazine
FREE TUNA and possible overage.  Again, if the Selects variety is included.
Van De Kamp’s Seafood BOGO
Get 2, pay price of one and save $1!
Check out a great deal idea with Birds Eye Steamfresh below!

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage BOGO $4.99 each
Use $1/1 from 1/1 SS1
or $.55/1 Printable Coupon, will double
Final Price as low as $3.89 for two
Weight Watchers Fresh Entrees 4/$10
$1 off 4 or $2 off 10 from January Weight Watchers Magazine
Final Price as low as $2.25 each WYB 4
Danon Activia Yogurt 4-pack 2/$5
Use $1/1 from 2/12 SS or March All You Magazine
Final Price $1.50 for 4-pack
Danon Light and Fit Yogurt 4-pack 2/$4
Regional coupon in 1/29 SS, so if you order full inserts or are outside Maine, check your inserts!
YoCrunch Yogurt Singles 10/$6, DNI Greek or Parfait per Dan on their FB Page
Final Price $.35 each WYB 4

Stonyfield Farm ($.99) or Okos Greek Yogurt ($1.99) B3G1
Save $1 on three and get one free!

Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables 2/$4
Deal Idea!  
Van de Kamp's BOGO deal above
Plus coupon from March All You Magazine for $1 off Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables WYB Van de Kamp's Parchment Bake
or Use $1/3 Printable Coupon (click on red square with scissors)
Final Price as low as $1 with the deal idea or $1.66 each
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $1.69
Arnold Whole Grains Classic Bread BOGO ($4.49?)
Thomas’s Hearty English Muffins or Breakfast Bread BOGO
Cheez-it Crackers 2/$5
Use $1/2 from 1/29 RP2
Final Price $2 each WYB 2

McCormick Recipe Inspirations $1.29
Use $.50/1 Printable, will double
Final Price $.29
Mott’s Applesauce 6-pack 2/$4
StarKist Tuna Pouch 2/$3
or $.50/1 from March All You Magazine, will double
Final Price $.50 each! 
Smucker’s Sugar Free Fruit Spread $2.99
Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce $1.49
$.75/1 To Be Healthy with Omega-3 from January Weight Watchers (if included)
Coupon will double
Final Price FREE!!!!
Langer’s Juice BOGO
Utz Potato Chips BOGO ($4.29 each?)
Coke or Pepsi 8-pack 3/$10
Use $2/2 Mini-Can 8-packs from this Sunday's Moments to Share Insert
Final Price $2.33 each WYB 2

A few highlights from this week's 10 for $10 deals:

Essential Everyday Pasta

Celeste Pizza

Michelina's Entrees (Lean Gourmet option, I might need to try this!)
Final Price $.80 each WYB 5

PictSweet Frozen Vegetables

Pasta Roni or Rice-a-Roni
Final Price $.75 each WYB 4

Poland Spring 6-pack 16.9oz bottles

Act II Microwave Popcorn
Check Banquet Frozen Dinners package for $1/2!

Oscar Mayer Lunchables
There is a coupon in the 1/29 SS specific to the variety with fruit, but these tend to be more expensive and not included in these sales.  If they are, save $1 off 2!

Plumrose Ham Slices

Hunt's Ketchup
Check Banquet Frozen dinners package for $.35/1!

Gulden's Mustard

Betty Crocker Muffin Mix
Final Price $.45 each WYB 2

Palmolive Dishwashing Soap 10oz
We don't have any coupons for these right now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one this week!
Happy Saving!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

*HOT* Athenos Feta Coupon

HURRY over to the Athenos Facebook Page for an awesome $.75 off any Feta Cheese coupon.  I find these at Shaw's with manager's special coupons on them very often.  Stacked with this coupon which will double to $1.50 could mean super cheap or even free feta!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Possibly FREE Avent Pacifiers With Coupon Stack at Walgreens

This couldn't be coming at a better time for me, so I just had to share it!  Right now, you can print a coupon for $1.50 off any Avent Pacifier Pack.  The new Walgreens coupon book available in stores starting on Sunday will include a $2 Store coupon for several Avent products, including pacifiers.  Stacked together you can save $3.50 on one pack!  Walgreens tends to have sales on baby products for either Buy One Get one 50% off or Get one Free...hold off for one of those sales to make the most of this stack!

Thank you Wild for Wags!

WOO HOO! Moments to Save Promotion at Shaw's Plus New Insert on Sunday!

Starting Friday Shaw's will be having a Moments to Save Promotion featuring Pepsi and Frito-Lay products!  When I saw the list of participating items, I just knew we had to be in for some great coupons too.  I did some searching and sure enough, there will be another Moments to Save Insert in Sunday's paper!  

Here is the preview list of coupons to be included in the Moments to Save Insert...I hope they're not regional because some of these will be great when they double at Shaw's!

Brisk $1/2 jugs
Cheetos/Fritos $1.50/3 8oz+
Crush $1/3 2-liters
Doritos $.75/2 11oz+
Hasbro $5/1 Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition game
Hasbro $5/1 Scrabble Flash, Simon Flash or Yahtzee Flash
Lay’s $.75/2 Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 8.5oz+
Pepsi $2/2 mini can 7.5oz 8pks
Quaker $1/3 cereal 12-28oz or instant oatmeal
Ruffles $.55/1 9oz+
SoBe B5G1 free SoBe product 20oz+
Soda $2/2 18, 20 or 24 pk 12oz cans (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist)
Starbucks $2/2 Frappuccino or Double Shot 4-packs
Sunchips $.75/2 7oz+
Tostitos $1/1 Dip 15oz+ wyb Tortilla Chips 9oz+
Tropicana $1/2 59oz products

Just like this week's General Mills Promotion, you will save $5 instantly when you purchase 10 of the following participating items:

Frito Lay Tostitos B2G1
Use $1 off both Tostitos and Dip (Salsa priced at $2.99)
or Use $1/2 Tostitos Chips or Dip Printable Coupon (use zip code 30303)

2-Liter Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max or Mountain Dew B2G1

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice 2/$6
Use $1/2
After Coupon 2/$5

Quaker Oatmeal or Cereal 2/$5
Use $1/3
After Coupon $2.17 each

*HOT* Deal Idea:
        Buy 6 Quaker Oatmeal at $15
        Use 2 $1/3 Coupons to bring the price down to $13
        Coupled with 4 other products, the price per Oatmeal will be reduced by $.50
        Pay $10 and Get $5 deposited into your SavingStar account for purchasing $15 worth    
        of Quaker Oatmeal!!!

Frito Lay Doritos, Cheetos or Fritos 2/$6
Use $.75/2 Doritos, will double
After Coupon $2.25 each WYB 2
Or Use $1.50/3 Cheetos/Fritos 8oz+
After Coupon $2.50 each WYB 3

Pepsi 20-pack Cans $4.99
Use $2/2 18, 20 or 24 pack cans
After Coupon $3.99 each WYB 2

Frito Lay Variety Pack Snacks $6.99

SoBe Lifewater 10/$10
Use B5G1
Get credit for 6, only pay for 5

To maximize your savings, choose the items with the lowest cost after coupons!

FREE Salad Dressing at Shaw's Starting Friday

Starting this Friday, Shaw's will have Cains Salad Dressing on sale for $1.  Use the $1 off one coupon from the 1/22 Smart Source to grab these for free.  Don't have that coupon, head on over and print as many $1 off 2 Cains Salad Dressing coupons as you want and grab them for $.50 a bottle.  I love coupons with unlimited prints!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Check Your Email for New Mueller's and Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles Coupons!

Check your email for these great new coupons!  They're not quite as amazing as the $.55/1 Mueller's or $1/1 Pennsylvania Dutch, but they are worth printing and saving for the right sale!  

One thing they do have in common...PDF, print as many as your little carb-loving heart desires!

Free Yogurt Now, Free Yogurt Later! Tonight's Shaw's Trip Was a Great One!!!

Tonight's trip to Shaw's was very efficient and effective!

From this week's General Mills Box Top Promotion, here are the items I selected:

(4) Boxes of Multi-Grain Cheerios
Sale Price $1.99 each
Used (4) $.75/1, which doubled
Final Price $1.96, only $.49 each

(4) Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks
Sale Price $1.99
Used (4) $.50/1 coupons which doubled
Final Price $3.96, only $.99 each

(2) Yoplait Go-Gurts
Sale Price $2.49
I planned to use the $1/2 from the 1/8 GM, but there was a $.55/2 peelie right on the box
The coupon doubled for $1.10 off both boxes
Final Price $3.88, only $1.94 each

Total cost after coupons: $9.80
After $5 instant savings: $4.80

I originally planned to get 6 boxes of the Peanut Butter Multi-Grain Cheerios and 4 of the Dulce de Leche but they were all out (shocker).  I wasn't too upset since I still had exactly 10 planned items.  I will head back later this week to get them as a donation item!

3 Pounds of Bananas, $1.83
This is the perfect example of getting what you need along with the great deals.  The bananas are my breakfast every day, so when I think about it that way, I will have breakfast every day this week for only $.31.  Plus, the rest of my savings were so beyond amazing, I don't mind buying this non-sale necessity! 

Yoplait Yogurt 10/$6, Plus FREE 4-pack OYNO WYB 10
(4) Lactose Free
Used (4) $.30/1, coupons doubled
All 4 were FREE!!!
(6) Original
Used $.40/6, coupon doubled
Final Price $2.80, only $.28 each
Plus coupon on my receipt for a FREE 4-pack of Yoplait Yogurt!!! 

3 Kleenex Facial Tissue $.99 each
Used $.50/3 from 2/12 SS, coupon doubled
Final Price $1.98, only $.66 each

4 Mueller's Pasta $1.25 each
Used (4) $.55/1, coupons doubled
Final Price $.60 for all four, only $.15 each

You may be wondering why I bought even more pasta, during a week when they weren't on sale.  Well, despite going against one of my basic teachings, I noticed the coupons were going to expire today so I couldn't let them go without being used.  This is the exception, only because of the extreme savings they provide.  

I used my rain check from the DiGiorno/Edy's Ice Cream Deal
2 DiGiono Pizzas for $10
Plus FREE Edy's Ice Cream
Used $3/2 DiGirno Pizza Coupon found on tear pad in the beer department at Hannaford
Final Price $7 for two pizzas and Ice Cream!!!

Preferred Savings (including rain check): $30.05
Coupon Savings (including doubled): $22.59
Grand Total: $19.37, a Savings of 73%!!!

*HOT* Possibly FREE StarKist Tuna at Shaw's

Head on over to the StarKist Facebook Page HERE to grab a $.50 off one coupon.  Hold on to this one until they are on sale for $1 at Shaw's and treat yourself to some free tuna when the coupon doubles!

Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks...add This to your Shaw's List!!!

There is a very happy surprise to be found at Shaw's this week!  The General Mills Promotion also includes Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks.  The sale price is $1.99, further reduced to $1.49 when you apply the $5 off 10 savings.  Use this $.50/1 Printable Coupon which will double, for a final price of only $.49!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Feel Like Chicken Tonight!

Okay, maybe not tonight, but the next time Shaw's has a great sale on Perdue Perfect Portions, this $1 off one coupon will certainly come in handy!  These tend to be part of the 4 for $19.99 meat promo, and also go BOGO once in a while.  Also keep your eyes peeled for manager's special coupons at Shaw's (pun completely intended).

Great deals on fresh meat and produce are hard to come by, so grab this one NOW!!!

Thanks I Love to Gossip!

$.99 8x10 Photo Enlargements at Walgreens

Through Saturday only you can get an 8x10 Photo Enlargement at Walgreens for only $.99, regularly $2.99.  Use the promo code ALLFOR99, limit of 5 uses per account.  This is a great chance to make Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts out of those wonderful holiday memories!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shaw's Match-Ups for 2/17-2/23

Before you head out, here are some Shaw's basics...

Shaw's doubles coupons up to and including $.99, with a maximum of four like-coupons doubled per customer per day.  A recent change to their coupon policy is no longer accepting competitor Catalina coupons for a set dollar amount off your entire purchase.  Shaw's will still accept true manufacturer coupons for a specific value off a specific product which print from other stores' Catalina machines.

If you experience difficulty with the new barcodes not scanning and cashiers resisting manual entry, stores have now been sent communications twice about this issue per Dan on their Facebook page.  They have been told to manually enter these coupons until software updates are are likely to be better informed than the staff, so stand up for yourself!

Before heading out, don't forget to head over to Recyclebank, earn some points, and "buy" a $5 off $50 Shaw's will only take a few minutes to sign up, complete a few tasks, and save even more!

Random deal idea...El Monterey Taquitos.  There is a store coupon in the Game On Coupon Book (in stores) for $1 off one.  Plus, there's a manufacturer's coupon for $.75 off one in the 1/29 SS1 which will double.  Stack these for a total of $2.50 off.  I can't for the life of me get any idea of the price on these...anyone have any insight???  This could be a great deal!

Now, for this week's deals!

Barilla Pasta 10 for $10
Use $1/2 Facebook Coupon (Whole Grain)
Final Price $.50 each!

Barilla Pasta Sauce BOGO

Fresh Express Salad Blends $1.99

Bumble Bee Tuna $1
Use $1/2 Recyclebank Coupon (see, they're good for more than just the $5 off $50!)
Final Price $.50 each

Frito Lay Lay's Chips BOGO at $4.29 each

Edy's Ice Cream BOGO

Florida's Natural Grapefruit Juice $2.99
Use $.55/1, will double
Final Price $1.89

Yoplait Yogurt 10/$6, Plus FREE 4-pack OYNO WYB 10
Use $.50/8, will double
or $1/10 from 1/8 GM or 2/5 GM
Final Price Varies

Gorton's Seafood BOGO
Use $.50/1 from 1/1 SS2, will double
or $1/2 Printable
Save $1 on top of BOGO

Pepsi 2-Liter B2G1

Northland 100% Cranberry Juice BOGO (estimated price $4.49)
Use $1/1 Printable Coupon
Final Price $1.75 each

Cain's Pickles $2
Use $.35/1 Cains Pickle Printable (says not subject to doubling, but does have the 5 barcode)
or $1/2 Cains Products
Final Price as low as $1.30 if the doubling is not reversed

Garelick Farms Tru Moo Flavored Milk $2.99
Use $.55/1 Printable coupon, will double
Final Price $1.89

Organic Activia 4-Pack $2.99
Use $1/1 from 2/12 SS
or $1/1 Facebook Coupon
Final Price $1.99

Land O Lakes Dozen Brown Eggs $2.99
Use $1/2 from 1/8 SS1
Final Price $2.49 each
My opinion...wait for this to be the sale price and for the $.75/1 printable to come back, but that's just me!

Red Baron Pizza B2G1

Ore-Ida Potatoes 3/$10
Use (3) $1/1 Printables (if sweet potatoes are included, will need access to two computers)
Final Price $2.33 each WYB 3

Mama Rosie's Pasta $2.99
Use $1/2 Printable
Final Price $2.49 each

Ellio's Pizza 2/$5
Use $1/1 Facebook Coupon
Final Price $1.50 each!

Green Giant Boxed Vegetables B2G1 (should be $1.99 each)
Use $1/3 from 1/8 GM
Final Price $.99 each!!!

Kleenex Facial Tissue $.99
Use $.50/3 from 2/12 SS, will double
Final Price $.66 each WYB 3