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Monday, April 30, 2012

Arm & Hammer Detergent Money Maker!

I've been running across a lot of "Try Me Free" offers lately. I love these rebates, because you can often use a coupon on the item, circle the full price on your receipt, and get back more than you actually paid! 

Here is an awesome deal on Arm & Hammer Detergent:

Some Arm and Hammer Detergent power packs have TMF peelie rebate forms on them. The 24 ct. package is $5.99 and on sale - Buy One, Get One Free - this week at Safeway (April 25-May 1, 2012). Use the coupon to save $1.00 off two packs from the 4/22 Smart Source insert. Pay $4.99 for two, then submit for the rebate to get back $5.99! The rebate doesn't expire until 12/15/12.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Best Rite Aid Deals - April 29-May 5, 2012

This week there are lots of candy deals at Rite Aid and a nice money maker on Colgate/Softsoap products:

Oreo Single Serve Packs - 2 for $1.00
FREE when you buy 2 and use the April Video Value coupon

Hot Tamales or Mike & Ike Theater Box Candy- 2 for $2.00
Get a $2.00 Up Reward when you buy 2 (Limit 4)
FREE when you buy 2 after Up Reward

Sucrets Throat Lozenges - 2 for $3.00
Get $1+Up Reward when you buy 2 (Limit 4)
Use 2 of the $1.00 coupons that you can print here
FREE after Up Reward

Air Wick Aerosol Spray (8oz.) -  95 cents
FREE with the $1.00 April Video Value coupon

Single Serve Candy - 2 for $1.00 (Limit 12)

Dove bar is 25 cents when you use the 50 cents off 2 coupon that you can print here and buy two.

Reese's Cups are 25 cents when you buy two and use the April Video Value coupon

Skittles are FREE when you use the 50 cent April Video Value coupon

Skinny Cow Singles are 50 cents when you use the Buy One Get One free coupon from the 4/29 insert

Colgate/Softsoap Money Maker

There is a monthly UP Reward on Colgate/Softsoap to get back $10.00 when you spend $20.00 that is good until May 1st - Tuesday!

It will "double dip" with several weekly Up rewards for products this week, including:
Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief toothpaste - $4.99
Use the $1.00 coupon from the 4/15 Smart Source
Get a $2.50 UP Reward (Limit 4)

Softsoap Bodywash, Liquid Handsoap, or Bar Soap - $2.50
Get a $2.00 UP Reward when you buy 2 (Limit 2)

Colgate Power Brushes - $6.99
Get a $3.00 Up Reward when you buy 1 (Limit 4)

Here is one scenario:
Buy 3 Colgate Kids Spin Brushes - $6.99
Use 3 coupons to save $2.00 from the 4/29 Smart Source insert
Total - $20.97 - $6.00 in coupons
Pay: $14.97
Get a $10.00 Monthly UP and 3 x $3.00 Weekly UPs
Total - $19.00 in Ups - $14.97 out of pocket
$4.03 Money Maker
If you have a Gold Wellness discount, you will have to buy 4, since your discounted price will be lower than the sale price.

*The Adult 360 Power Brushes are not working for this deal.*

The monthly $10 UP has a limit of 4!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Best Giant Deals, April 27-May 3, 2012

^^^^^^^^^^Free and Cheap^^^^^^^^^^^

Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles -$1.00
FREE with the 50 cent coupon from the 3/11 Smart Source insert doubled.

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies - $2.00
60 cents when you use the 70 cent coupon at the Snackpicks website.

Be on the lookout for a "Celebrate Easter with Savings" coupon booklet that has a coupon inside to buy 3 Keebler Deluxe cookies and save $1.50 off milk to pair with these!

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice - $2.00
(Only the 100% juice is on sale.)
$1.00 when you use the Buy One 100% Cranberry Juice get a FREE Cherry juice coupon that you can print here.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Instant Savings^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Special K Granola Bars - 2 for $5.00
Buy any 4 Participating Cereal or Snack Bars and save $2.00 Instantly!

Print 4 coupons for 75 cents off 1 Special K Granola Bar (you will need two computers) here or from Facebook.
Buy 4 for $10.00 - $6.00 in coupons = $4.00, then save $2.00 instantly.  Pay $2.00 for four or 50 cents each!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^GAS DEALS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Huggies Baby Wipe Refills (56-72 ct) - $2.00
Buy 5 and get 200 gas points
These cost $1.00 when you use the 50 cent coupon from the 4/1 Smart Source insert doubled. If your vehicle holds 25 gallons, 200 points will save you $5.00 in gas, so it will be like free baby wipes.

Pepsi Next (2 liter bottle) - $1.25
Buy 7 and  get 200 points.
The 4/29 Pepsi "Moments to Save" insert has a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Pepsi Next 2 liter bottles. You could buy 7 for $8.75, use 3 coupons to save $3.00, then  pay $5.75 out of pocket and save $5.00 on gas with a 25 gallon tank. Or buy 14, use 7 coupons, pay
$17.50 - $7.00 in coupons = $11.50 oop and save $10.00 on gas.

This is an even better deal if you have the "blinkie" coupon for 55 cents that will double to $1.10 per 2 liter bottle.


Dole Smoothie Shakers or Fruit Cups - $1.99
Buy 6 and get 200 gas points
Use 4 of the 55 cent coupon for the Single Serve Frozen Fruit Cups that you can print here and 2 coupons from the April All You magazine for 75 cents off.
6 X $1.99 = $11.94 - $7.40 in coupons = $4.54 or 76 cents each and save 20 cents per gallon on gas!

There are also coupons at Coupon Network and in the April "All You" magazine for the Smoothie Shakers.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Special Deal^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Tostitos Chips - $3.50 (2 for $7.00)
Buy 2 bags of chips, Get a free jar of Tostitos Salsa
Use the $1.00 off 2 Tostitos chips coupon from the 4/29 Pepsi Moments to Save insert and get all 3 for $6.00.

I traded for these forms that will make my chips and salsa $2.00 after Mail in Rebate, or 70 cents each. The person who sent them to me lived in Herndon, VA so you may be able to find them locally:

Friday, April 27, 2012

Free Personalized Mother's Day Card!

Mother's Day is coming up on May 13th.

You can make a personalized Mother's Day Card to send your mom for absolutely free at Cardstore. com. After you select your card and upload a photo (or you can choose a non-photo style), just checkout and enter the promo code LUVMOM. The cost of $2.99 will magically change to zero!

Pink Flower for Mom Mothers Day Holiday CardListen to Mom Funny Mothers Day CardCardstore.com will then mail the card to you with an envelope, so that you can sign it and send it to your mom.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cheap Pretzel Crisps and Alouette Cheese

Yesterday I happened across this coupon in the fancy cheese section of my Food Lion on a tearpad. It says that you can get a free Allouette Soft Spreadable Cheese when you buy 2 Pretzel Crisps.

There are two great internet printable coupons that just came out that will combine with this for a smashing deal. 

The first is to save $1.00 on any size Pretzel Crisps and you can print it here.

The second is to Buy One Pretzel Crisps, Get One Free which you can print at Facebook here.

Pretzel Crisps are the world’s first spreadable pretzel cracker, made by Snack Factory. They are exceptionally thin, baked without any trans-fats, saturated fat, or cholesterol and only 110 calories per serving.
They sell for about $1.99, so you could end up with all 3 products for about 99 cents - even less if you find Pretzel Crisps on sale!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekly Roundup #16 - April 17-23

This is my Week #16 report of spending $50.00 per week on food, household, and health and beauty products.

Gallon Milk - 1
Half Gallon Milk - 2
Coffee-mate creamer - 4
Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt - 4
Harris Teeter Old Fashioned Bread - 1
Kashi Crackers - 5
Texas Toast Croutons - 2
Uncle Ben's Rice Cups - 4
Vlasic pickles - 2
Marie's Dressing - 2
Country Crock - 2
Smart Balance spread - 3
I Cant Believe its Not Butter - 4
Sorrento Mozzarella Cheese - 5
Kraft Miracle Whip - 8
Cup O Noodles - 9
McCain Hash Browns - 1
McCain Frozen Potatoes - 2
Bumble Bee Tuna Sensations - 1
Pom Lite juice - 1
Food Lion Instant Vanilla Pudding - 1
Jell-O Refrigerated Pudding - 1
Life Savers Candy peg bag - 2
Rite Aid Pantry Vanilla Extract - 1

Health & Beauty
Clairol Hair Color - 10
Breathe Right Strips - 1
Always Pads - 1
Neutrogena Hand Cream (travel size) - 2
Tums Freshers - 3
Nivea Bodywash - 4

Scrubbing Bubbles One Step Toilet Bowl Cleaner Kit - 1
2000 Flushes - 3
Scott Naturals Paper Towels (6 pack) - 1
Scott Xtra Soft Toilet Paper (12 pack) - 1
Pampers Baby Wipes - 8
Carpet Fresh - 3
Gain Laundry Softener - 1

Rite Aid - $5.17
Giant - $13.86
Harris Teeter - $9.90
Food Lion - $21.27
Total: $50.20

Proctor & Gamble - Get back $15.00 when you spend $50.00

I stayed within budget this week, even though I made a big mistake at Food Lion. I found out about a Catalina offer on Kraft Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip and I ran to the store on the last night of the sale. This is the only product to which my family is brand-loyal and I was down to my last jar. The mayo was on sale for $3.00 a jar (regularly $5.19!) and there was a catalina offer to get back $2.00 when you bought 2 or more. In my hurry, I forgot that I needed to divide my transactions into 2 jars each to earn 4 catalinas, and bought all 8 jars together. My total was $24.00 minus $4.00 in coupons, so $20.00 plus tax and no catalinas printed out. Not only did I not get back the $8.00 I was expecting, I didn't even get back the $2.00 cat that should have printed. So, today I will be contacting Catalina Marketing (coupon@catalinamarketing.com) to ask for my "missing cat".

Monday, April 23, 2012

Best Giant Deals, April 20-26, 2012

 ************Free and Cheap**************

Texas Toast Croutons - $1.00
FREE with the 50 cent coupon from the April All You magazine doubled.

Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt - 60 cents
FREE with the 30 Cent coupon in the 3/11 Smart Source insert doubled OR you can print a coupon here.

Smart Balance Spreadable Butter - $1.00
25 cents when you use the 75 cents off 2 coupon doubled that you can print here.
I have a catalina coupon for $1.00 off that will make it FREE.

Ella's Kitchen Organic Baby Food Pouch - 3 for $2.00
40 cents with the 55 cent coupon doubled that you can print here.

Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles- 3 for $5.00 ($1.67 each)
56 cents when you use the 55 cent coupon doubled that you can print here.

Wishbone Dressing- 4 for $5.00 ($1.25 each)
65 cents when you use the 40 cent coupon doubled that can print here.

 ****************Gas Deals!****************
Pampers Wipes- $1.99
49 cents when you use the 75 coupon that you can print here.
Buy 4 for $1.96 and get 200 gas points

Pom LITE - $2.00
$1.00 when you use the $1.00 that you can print here or look for blinkie coupons at your store.
Buy 6 for $6.00 and get 200 gas points!


***************Special Promo***************
Get $5.00 off fresh meat/poultry/seafood When You Buy 5 specified Kraft Items. The promo includes:

Kraft Fresh Takes - $2.50
Use the 50 cent coupon that you can print here.
Pay $1.50 each after it doubles.

Velveeta Cheese Skillets - $2.50
Use the $1.00 off 2 coupon in the 3/18 Smart Source insert.
Pay $2.00 each

Philadelphia Cooking Creme - $2.00
Check your Kraft First Taste account for a $1.00 or $1.50 coupon.
Pay $1.00 or 50 cents each.

*************Money Makers**************

Coffee-mate Creamer - 3 for $5.00 ($1.67 each)
            56 cents when you use the 55 cent coupon doubled that you can print here.

This deal is a money maker with this current Catalina offer:
Nestle Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer, 16 oz or larger (excludes Natural Bliss) between 4/16/12 and 5/13/12.
Buy 2, Get a $1 Catalina
Buy 3, Get a $2 Catalina
Buy 4, Get a $4 Catalina
All items must be purchased in the same transaction.

When using the coupon to pay 56 cents each you can:
Buy 2 for $1.02, get back $1.00
Buy 3 for $1.58, get back $2.00
Buy 4 for $2.24, get back $4.00

Kashi TLC Cookies, Crackers, and Granola Bars - $2.50
Buy 5 boxes for  $12.50
 Use 5 coupons from Recyclebank for $2.00 each
Pay = $2.50
Get back $5.00 Catalina for your next shopping trip! 

Scott Products Catalina Double Dip Starts Today
There are 2 Catalina deals running concurrently this week for Scott Paper Products
- Buy $15 worth of products, get a $5 OYNO Catalina
- Buy select Scott items from different Scott product categories – bath tissue, paper towels,or flushable wipes:
Buy 2 Different Scott Product categories, get $2.00 OYNO
Buy 3 Different Scott Product categories, get $3.00 OYNO

The single roll toilet paper is excluded from this deal. Also, the Scott Naturals "tubeless" rolls do not work.

These catalinas are printing based on the shelf price!

Here is my scenario
1 Scott Bath Tissue (12 roll) - $6.99 (shelf price $9.99)
1 Scott Paper Towels (6 rolls) - $4.99 (shelf price $5.99)

70 cents off Bath Tissue that you can print here doubled
70 cents off Paper Towels  that you can print here doubled
Pay  $11.98 - $2.80 in coupons = $9.18 out of pocket

Get back a $5.00 catalina and a $2.00 catalina = $7.00
Total:  $2.18 or $1.09 each!

You could also add in or substitute:
1 Scott Refill Wipes (170 ct) - $4.99 (shelf price $6.19) and use the 40 cents off the Wipes Tub or Refill that you can print here,
or $1.00 coupons from the 3/25 or 4/15 Smart Source insert. 

Or you may have recently printed coupons for 99 cents off any Scott product or received high value catalina coupons - check your stash!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Best Rite Aid Deals - April 22-28, 2012

These are the best deals that I see at Rite Aid this week:

Samy Fat Hair Shampoo/Stylers/Fat Foam Hair Color - $8.99
FREE when you use both an April Video Value coupon and a $2.00 manufacturer's coupon that you can print here AND get back a $5.00 UP Reward (Limit 3). Look for the double packs!

Veet Depilatories & Wax - $4.99 and up
FREE when you use the $2.00 in-ad store coupon together with either the $2.00 manufacturer's coupon that you can print here or on Facebook AND get back a $1.00 UP Reward (Limit 4).

Tums Cool Mint Freshers - 25ct.Opens in a new window
Tums Freshers - $2.99
Free with you combine the $1.50 Video Value coupon with the $1.50 manufacturer's coupon from the 4/1 Red Plum insert. It's a small money maker if you have a Silver or Gold Wellness discount.

Dentyne Ice (16 ct) - 3 for $3.00
- Buy 6 packs for $6.00
- Use 3 of the $1.00 off 2 packs coupons in the 3/4 Smart Source
- Pay $3.00
- Get back two $2.00 UP Rewards when you buy three (Limit 4).
FREE plus a $1.00 profit!