Monday, May 30, 2011


I meant to do this post several days ago, but life just happens, sometimes. Hopefully, it's not too late for some of you, of at least you will know to be on the lookout in the future.
In my junk mail last week, I received what appeared to be a Wal Mart ad. It had a bunch of "junk mail type" items stuffed inside ot it. However, on the inside page, in an insertr called "Smart Market", there were 5 really great coupons. They were:

$1 off 1 Hebrew National Beef Frank
50¢ off 2 Hunts Ketchup
$1 off 1 Pam Cooking Spray
50¢ off 2 David's Seeds
$1 off 1 Slim Jim (16ct. or larger)

These coupons expire on 7/06/11.

Then on the back was
$1 off any Colgate Max Clean, Max Fresh, or Max White Toothpaste. (Expires 6/30/11)
So make certain. before you toss that junk mail, look inside. I have been receiving these about once a month.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Rite Aid has made a major change in their coupon policy, which will probably change the way a lot of us shop there. They will no longer accept a "Buy One Get One Free "coupon along with a "Buy One Get One" sale item. They also no longer allow you to use 2 coupons on a BOGO deal, even if you are purchasing two products. And remember, you do have to buy two in order to get the sale price. One good change is that they will now allow you to use a coupon on your "buy" item, even if you are using a BOGO coupon. This is a practiced that they stopped recently, but have now put it in their policy that they will once again do this. To see their full policy, click HERE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My Walgreens stop this week went quite well. I had no shockers or surprises at the register and I was able to get everything on my list except one. This is what I bought.

4 Suave Lotions @ $3
Used two BOGO coupons from RP 5/22
Received $4 RR, making these 50¢ each
3 Hunts Tomato Paste @ 99¢
Used in-ad coupon making these 3/99¢
1 Gillette Fusion Razor @ 9.89
Used $4 coupon from P&G 5/1
Received $5 RR, making this 89¢.
1 Scunci Hair Bands @ $2.
Received $2 RR, making this free.

I did this in 2 separate transaction so that I could roll my RR's.
The total Walgreens value of what I bought was 28.95.
The total that I paid was 90¢ plus tax.
I started with $8 RRs and ended with $5 RRs, making the total cost of everything 3.90 plus tax.


I went to 2 different CVS stores this week because I was afraid that my regular store would be out of what I was looking for. I got some really great deals. This is what I bought.

6 Jars Ragu @ 3/$10
Used two 1.25/3 from SS 5/22
Received $3 ECBs (Making this 4.50)
4 Axe @ 4.33 each 2 of these were deo with free body spray attached
Used two BOGO coupons from SS 5/22
Received $4 ECBs (making this 4.68)
2 Biore @ 7.99
Used BOGO coupon
Used $3/$15 Beauty Club CVS coupon
Received $5 ECBs (making this free + 1¢)
3 Revlon Nail Polish @ 4.99
Used three $1 coupons from SS 4/10
Received $12 ECBs (making this free + 3¢)
1 Stride gum @ 99¢
Received 99¢ ECB (making this free)
1 CVS Washcloths @ 1.49
Used $1.50 CVS towelettes coupon
(Making this free + 1¢)
1 Aleve 6pk @ 1.49
Used $2 off any Pain Releiver CVS coupon
(Making this free + 51¢)
1 also received $1 ECB for my bag tag.

The total CVS value of everything that I bought was 74.89.
The total that I paid was 14.68.
I used 19.03 in prior ECBs and received 25.99 in ECBs.
That makes the total spent for this trip 7.94.


My trip to Bi-Lo was quite successful this week. I spent a little more than I have been spending there, but that is only because they had London Broil on BOGO! This is what I bought.

2 London Broil Roasts Approx. 5 lbs (13.80)
1 Kraft BBQ Sauce (FREE + 11¢)
2 King Size M&Ms (2/73¢)
2 Ritz Crackerfuls (2/2.00)
3 Ball Park Buns (3/72¢)
2 Lance Crackers 8pk (2/78¢)
1 SH Vinegar (FREE + 31¢)
1 Gal Pet Milk (2.99)
1 Head Lettuce (88¢)
1 Half-gallon Blue Belle Ice Cream (2.49)
2 Quarts Dukes Mayo (3.98)

I also received 20¢ bag credit and used a 2.50 OYNO coupon that I got last week.
My total before sales and coupons was 80.57.
The total that I paid was 25.25.
I saved 51.32 or 67%.
It is very unusual to save this high percentage when there is meat, produce, and milk on the order. So I am really pleased with this. Especially since I bought 2 quarts Duke's Mayo and had no coupons for them.


I had a quick trip to Publix this week. It seems that the extreme couponers may have hit my area, so they were out of a few things that I planned to buy. Here is what I bought.

2 Chinet Napkins (2/15¢)
2 Whiskas bags (2/2.49)
2 Large Bags M&Ms (2/3.19)
5 Packs Kool Aid (FREE)
4 Trays Whiskas (FREE)
2 Wishbone Dressing (FREE + 1.39)

My total before sales and coupons was 31.09.
The total that I paid was 4.44 plus tax.
I saved 26.65 or 86%.
I realized afterwards that if I had not decided to "splurge" on the candy, I would actually have only spent 1.25 plus tax! Wow!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Here is another super deal you can get at Rite Aid if you can shop tonight or tomorrow. Right now, Wet & Wild cosmetics are BOGO at various prices. There is also a $3 +Up Reward when you buy $10 worth. To make this deal even better, there was a coupon for $5 off of $10 worth of Wet & Wild products in the September issue of All You magazine. So you can get $20 worth of products for around $2 plus tax. Just make certain that you buy at least $10 worth. It may mean that you have to buy just under $11, because all of the prices end with ".99" My purchase was 10.97 for 6 products minus $5 coupon. Then I received the $3 +Up. Awesome deal.


Right now you can get free Tylenol Pain Patch or Cream at Walgreens of Rite Aid. However, you only have through tomorrow to get it at Rite Aid. Go HERE to print a $5 off coupon. These are priced at $5 right now at Rite Aid, so they would be free and you would only pay tax. At Walgreens they are priced at 7.99. There is a $3 off coupon in Walgreen's May coupon book. Paired with the $5 coupon, it would be free. It has been rumored that some ares got the coupon in their May 8th SmartSource insert.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I had a great day at Walgreen's this week. Even though they were out of a couple of the things that I wanted, I still got some great deals. This is what I bought:

1 Tylenol Precise Pain Cream @ 7.99
Used $5 printed but no longer available
Used $3 store coupon from May Coupon Book
1 Gillette Fusion Shaving System @ 9.99
Used $4 coupon from 5/01 P&G
Received $5 RR
1 Carefree Liners @ 99¢
Used Free coupon from 5/08 SS
2 Colgate Toothbrushes @ 3.00
These rang up BOGO
Used two 75¢ coupons from 5/01 SS
Received $4 RR
4 Can Van Camps Pork & Beans @ 50¢

The total retail value of everything that I bought was  33.51 plus tax.
The total that I paid was 38¢ plus tax.
I used $9.00 in RR's and received $9 in RR's back.
This made my total just 1.69, including tax.
The only thing I bought that I had an immediate need for was the pork & beans, but 1.69 is less than I would have paid for them anywhere.

Used in-ad coupon

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Kodak Gallery is currently offering a free 5 X 7 14-page photo book. I received this in my email, so I am hoping that it is an offer that is being extended to all Kodak Gallery members. Go HERE to sign up or sign in and check it out for yourself. The fine print says that it is an autofill book, so I'm not sure if we will be able to decide on the order that the pictures are displayed or not. No coupon code is needed. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout. You will have to pay shipping charges and any applicable sales tax. This offer is good through May 16.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


This is another free offer by text. Just text SUMMER to 467467. You will be asked to confirm that you are over 18 years old and then you will be asked to confirm your mailing address. You will then have to enter your name. This offer is from Cosmo. You will also have the opportunity to join their club and receive more offers in the future by text. Unfortunately, you do not get to choose your color. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. Remember that normal text fees apply.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I ran across this in Harper's Bazaar. Right now you can get a free Gillette Fusion Razor if you text PRUEBA to 59999! To get your razor, text PRUEBA to 59999. You’ll get a response in Spanish asking for your age. Once you reply, you’ll get another message asking for your name and mailing address. Send your information and that’s it! Please allow 6-8 for delivery.

Keep in mind that standard text messaging rates will apply!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


 Go HERE to print a Rite Aid coupon for a totally free 10 ct box of Breathe Right Nasal Strips. The coupon will expire on May 29 and is limited to one per person.

Update: It appears that this coupon is gone. However, it is popping up in some people's wellness account. It was in mine!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Being the first of the month, Nabisco has reset their Facebook coupon. Go HERE to print your coupon for $1 off Nabisco cookies when you buy milk. If you hit your back button, you can print 2 coupons. But you have to hurry because these coupons do not last long.