Friday, August 31, 2012

Shaw's Email Savings $2 off $25 Coupon!

Do you belong to the Shaw's email club?  Even if you do, you can enter your email address again HERE to get a $2 off $25 coupon!  Plus, refer friends by email for additional coupons! I like to use general coupons like this as if they are $2 off milk, cheese, or produce...basically items that are less likely to have coupons of their own!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kraft and Crystal Light Catalina Breakdown

Ask and ye shall receive...thanks to follower Heather for asking about details on the Crystal Light and Kraft Catalinas I took advantage of during yesterday's shopping trip.
Crystal Light Catalina (8/6 – 9/2/12)
  • buy 2, get $1
  • buy 3, get $2
  • buy 4+, get $3
Kraft Catalina (8/19-9/15)
  • Buy 3-5 products, get $2
  • Buy 6-9 products, get $5
  • Buy 10+ products, get $10
The full list of included products are:

    • Crystal Light Canister 8qt+
    • Crystal Light On The Go 7ct+
    • Gevalia 12oz+
    • Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese 14oz+
    • Kraft Dressings 16oz+
    • Kraft Shreds 8oz+
    • Kraft Singles 12oz+
    • Maxwell House 1-3 lb, 10.5oz+
    • Mayo/Miracle Whip 12oz+
    • MiO 1.08oz+
    • Oscam Mayer Deli Fresh 7oz+
    • Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs 16oz+
    • Oscar Mayer Lunchables Fun Pack 4.8oz+
    • Oscar Mayer Bologna 12oz+
    • Oscar Mayer Completes 11.4oz+
    • Oscar Mayer Lunchables with fruit 6.7oz+
    • Planters Peanuts 16oz+
    • Planters NUT-rition 8.75oz+
    • Velveeta Loaf 2lb
    • Velveeta Shells and Cheese 12oz+

This One Definitely Had Me Doing My Happy Dance!!!

Yes, that's right, I dance in public.  But you would too if you scored these sweet deals at Shaw's!  You still have plenty of time to do just that, and the best part is ALL of the coupons I used were internet printables, so you can do this even if you aren't a newspaper insert collector!

First, make sure you have plenty of ink in your printer, then head here and start printing!!!  What you'll need for these particular deals is the $.85/3 Betty Crocker baking items, $.60/1 Honey Nut Cheerios, $.85/1 Cascadian Farm Product, $.60/1 Chex Mix and $.85/3 Totino's Pizza Rolls.  There are MANY others including the Yoplait Kids Yogurt, Yoplait Smoothies and Cinnamon Toast Crunch which are amazing deals this week.  I just happened to have saved those for another trip ;-)

I will give you the rest of the links as we go!

I did have two transactions, not to circumvent any coupon policies, and not because of any concern with multiple GM deals discounting correctly, it was all about the Catalinas!

Transaction #1:

4 Crystal Light On the Go
Regularly $2.99
On Sale for $1.99 each

4 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs
Regularly $3.79 each
On Sale for $1.99 each
I used 2 $1/2 OM Hot Dogs Coupons
Final Price $1.49 each

2 Kraft American Singles
Regularly $4.79 each (which is insane compared to the store brand)
On Sale for $3.69...a little bit better
I used 2 $1/1 Kraft Singles Coupons
Final Price $2.69 each

Total before sales and coupons $36.70
I Paid $19.30, plus I earned $13.00 in Catalinas; $10 for buying 10 items participating in the Kraft Catalina, plus Crystal Light is running it's own Catalina deal right now!  That's a savings of 47% just based on what I spent, since it's my philosophy that you don't count the Catalina until you use it, that's when it saves you money!

Now for the major deals!!!

Transaction #2:

GM Items:

8 Chex Mix
Regularly $2.99
On Sale for $1.99
Used 4 $.60/1 and 4 $.50/1 coupons, doubled
Plus $.50 SavingStar Credit
Final Price $6.62

4 Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Regularly $1.89
On Sale for $1.49
Used 2 $.85/2 BC Baking Items, doubled
Plus $.75 SavingStar Credit
Final Price $1.81

4 Betty Crocker Frostings 
Regularly $1.99

On Sale for $1.49
Used 2 $.85/2 BC Baking Items, doubled
Final Price $2.56

4 Honey Nut Cheerios
Regularly $3.49
On Sale for $2.49
Used 4 $.60/1 HN Cheerios, doubled
Final Price $5.16

4 Cascadian Farms Organic Cereals
Regularly $4.49
On Sale for $2.99
Used 4 $.85/1, doubled
Final Price $5.16

6 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Regularly $2.99
On Sale for $1.99
Used 2 $.75/3 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, doubled
Plus $.75 SavingStar Credit
Final Price $8.19

6 Totino's Pizza Rolls
Regularly $2.19
On Sale for $1.49
Used 2 $.85/3, doubled
Plus $.75 SavingStar Credit
Final Price $4.79

4 Progresso Recipe Starters
Regularly $2.59
On Sale for $1.49
Used 4 $.50/1 found HERE or HERE, doubled
Final Price $1.96

Total Before Sales and Coupons $112.80
Sales and Coupons brought that down to $31.09
Minus the $20 instant savings for buying 40 participating items
I paid only $11.09 for everything!

Now for the rest of my deals...

4 Mueller's Pasta
Regularly $1.29
Sale Price $1
Used 4 $.55/1 Coupons, doubled (the software is now smart enough to double only to the sale price, not the full price so no overage)

4 Donuts from the Bakery
$.79 each
I had 4 coupons from the Sizzlin' Summer game for a free donut or bagel

Gallon of Milk $3.75
I used a Free Milk OYNO from last week (I earned four in all during the course of the week)

2 Earthbound Farm Organic Carrots
$1.19 each
Used 2 $.75/1 EB Farm Organic Product, doubled to the price of the item

4 Lay's Potato Chips, BOGO
Regularly $4.29 each
Used 1 $3/2 Lays and 2 $1/1 Lays Coupons (these were going fast so they may be gone)
Final Price $3.58

Drumroll Please...

Full Retail Value for Transaction #2 $144.41
After Sales, Coupons and GM Instant Savings $14.67
I used my $13 in Catalinas from the previous transaction and paid only $1.67!!!!

My total OOP for the day was $20.97, an overall savings of 90%!!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

*HOT* FREE Photo Collage at Walgreens TODAY!

I LOVE Wagreens Photo because they always have a great deal going.  Today it's a free 8x10 Collage Print.  Head on over Here to upload your pictures, create a collage, then enter the code GETONEFREE at checkout!  I just might have more than one account with them just for deals like this...maybe ;-)

Thanks Wicked Cool Deals for the heads up!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Holy Soda Batman!!!

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am addicted to Diet Pepsi...

Okay, with that said, I haven't actually bought any in months!  That's because my cheapskate, coupon-using, deal-finding ways have meant no soda without a great deal.  My husband is also a fan of root been and cherry Coke, so he has been begging me to "splurge" on a bottle here and there.  Well, I think we're good for a while!

4 Diet Pepsi 16 oz bottle 6-packs 
Regularly Priced at $3.69
On Sale 4/$10

2 Mountain Dew 16 oz bottle 6-packs
Regularly Priced at $3.69
I got them for FREE!!!
A couple of weeks ago I found coupons hanging from bottles for a free 6-pack of Mountain Dew WYB 2 6-packs of Pepsi...score!

A random find tonight was my son saying "mommy, I found a coupon".  It was for a Free 16 oz can of Mountain Dew WYB 2 6-packs...done, and done!  

5 Coke Product 2-liters
Regularly priced at $1.69 each
On Sale for $.88 WYB 5, has to be in increments of 5
I also found a coupon hanging from a bottle for $1/3 2-liter Coke products
I paid $3.40 for all 5, only $.68 each
Add in a happy husband, and this deal is priceless!

Breyer's Ice Cream BOGO at $5.49 each
I also had a coupon for $.50/1 Breyer's Ice Cream, exclusive to Savings Club Members
I paid $4.49 for both after the coupon doubled

Bananas $1.01
My son used his Kids Club Card for up to $1 off bananas or apples
I Paid $.01!!!

Essential Everyday American Cheese Slices $2
Used $1/1 Essential Everyday Coupon from the Sizzlin' Summer Savings Coupon Book
I Paid $1

Here's how I did the Free Milk Deal, and I think I just may do it a few more times this week!

4 Yoplait Frozen Smoothies
Regularly Priced at $3.85
On Sale for $2.75
Used 4 $.85/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothies Coupons (need 2 computers), doubled
I Paid $4.20 and earned a FREE gallon of milk which I got tonight by separating transactions!

Total before sales and coupons $63.12
I paid $23.10
That's a total savings of 63%, a real victory when soda is involved!

Mama Loves a Great Diaper Deal!!!

I originally planned on doing this week's spend $30 get $10 ECB deal using a combination of diapers and wipes, but that all changed today.  I found the triple refill packs of wipes at Marden's for $1.99!!!!!!  Let's just say, I got a few :-)  Well, that meant we are good on wipes for a while, so I went the diaper route.

3 Huggies Snug & Dry at $9.49 each
Used 3 $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers from the 8/12 SS

1 Huggies Pull-Ups at $9.49
Used $2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups from the 8/12 SS

Total after coupons $31.46

I also had $14 in ECB from previous purchases as well as a $10 CVS Gift Card I earned using Swagbucks...yep, another one, that's four so far!!!

Total Out of Pocket was $8.57 with tax and I earned $10 ECB!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Kellogg's Deal Worth Posting!!!

Maybe it's the summer weather, maybe it's my new job, but regardless of the reason, I have been MIA for way too long!  This week's Kellogg's deal at Shaw's is so exciting, I just HAD to report back with all of the great products which are included!

Here's the scoop...NONE of the products included in the $1.88 WYB 5 deal are advertised on the shelves!  They are all labeled as 2/$5, then the price drops to $1.88 when the register sees that you have 5.  Very tricky, which I hate, so I couldn't let you all wander the aisles aimlessly looking for signs, because there aren't any!

Here's the deal I scored!

4 Kellogg's Fristed Mini-Wheats With a Touch of Fruit in the Middle
Regularly Priced at $3.79
Sale Price $2.50, reduced to $1.88 WYB 5

1 Kellogg's Fiber Plus Nutty Delights
Regularly Priced at $2.99
Sale Price $2.50, reduced to $1.88 WYB 5

I had coupons for $.70/1 for ALL of these items from, all of which doubled!

I paid $2.40 for everything, a savings of 87%!!!!!!