Loudoun County Limbo

Loudoun County Limbo
How Low Can You Go?

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekly Roundup #21, May 22-28, 2012

This week I continued to buy Oscar Mayer lunchmeat and roll my catalinas, while picking up some good drugstore deals.

Gallon Milk - 1
Bananas - 2 lbs.
Yellow Corn - 11 ears
Pear Slices in a jar - 1
Land O Lakes Butter - 1
Land O Lakes Extra Large Eggs - 1
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat - 20
Tribe Hummus - 1
Rite Aid Pantry Olive Oil - 1
Pretzel Crisps - 2
My Essentials Raisin Bran - 1
Natures Own Bread - 3
Oreo Cakester Single Serve Pack - 1
Health & Beauty
Head & Shoulders Shampoo - 7
Wet N Wild Nail Polish - 19
Eucerin Trial Size Lotion - 4
Coppertone Sunbock - 2
L'Oreal Go 360 Cleanser - 6
L'Oreal Cleansing Towelettes - 4
Biore Pore Strips - 2
Biore Foaming Cleanser - 2
Maybelline Eye Shadow - 2
Cover Girl Eye Shadow - 2
Tampax Radiant Tampons - 2
Nail Polish Remover Pad - 1

Kendall Alchohol Swabs - 2
Ace Bandage - 4
Nature Made Vitamins - 11
Flip-flop Sandals - 1
Wicker Stackable Chair - 1
Futuro Support Hose - 2
Ladies Top - 1
Clorox Bleach - 2
Kingsford Charcoal - 1

Cherry Berry Chillers at McDonalds - 5

Sutter Build a Better Burger - $2.00
Rite Aid SCR #31 - $8.00
Rite Aid SCR #28 - $4.00

Rite Aid - $29.84
Giant - $5.37
Food Lion - $1.33
Total - $32.05

Total for May - $222.25

This month I went $22.25 over budget, due mainly to some math errors that I made while shopping at Rite Aid. However, considering that I got a wicker chair for my porch, a cute top for one daughter, and flip flop sandals for my other daughter in addition to my regular shopping, I'm happy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Best Drugstore Deals, May 27 - June 2

Milky-Way-BarsMilky Way Candy Bar - 75 cents           Two FREE when you use the coupon for 75 cents off 2 (previously available on coupns.com) and get back a 75 cent ECB.

 Children's Advil - Buy One Get One 50% off
The 1 oz size is $2.67 so the second would be $1.33 = $4.00 for both
FREE when you use two $2.00 coupons from the 4/1 Red Plum insert.


Crest Complete Toothpaste - 2.7 oz - $2.87
FREE after you get back a $3.00 ECB (Limit 2).
Note: The ECB is advertised on the larger size Crest but will print for the smaller size.

Wet N Wild or Spoiled Nail Polish -
99 cents
FREE when you use the $1.00 coupon from the 5/13 Red Plum insert. This also counts toward the Beauty Club (Spend $50.00 and get a $5.00 ECB) Program.

Look for Specially Marked Packages of Schick ST2 and Slim Twin Disposable Razors. They are on sale this week for $7.99 each, and part of the Schick/Playtex deal to get a $10.00 ECB when you spend $25.00. 

Use 2 Buy One Get One Free coupons from the 5/20 Smart Source insert to pay $15.98 for two packages, get back a $10 ECB, and get codes for two free movie tickets (worth up to $14.50 each).
If you buy 6 packages at once you will spend $23.97, qualify for $20 back in ECB and 3 free movie tickets!


Tampax Radiant Tampons - $3.99
FREE when you use the $2.00 coupon found inside the box and get back a $2.00 Up Reward (Limit 2). 

Kelloggs Cereal - 2 for $5.00                  Buy 2 Crunchy Nut cereals and use two coupons for 70 cents that you can print here. Pay $3.60 and get back a Register Reward for $2.00 = 80 cents each!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More Giant Deals - May 25-31, 2012

Giant had a coupon in the Washington Post sale flyer this week to get 300 Bonus Gas Points when you spend $50.00 on groceries which I forgot to mention in my earlier post on this week's deals.
Thanks, Diana!
Also this week, there is a Catalina deal to get a coupon for $7.00 towards your next shopping trip when you spend $20.00 on participating items which include:

Quaker Cap'n Crunch and Life Cereal - 2 for $5.00  (PSP $3.29)
Pepsi (20 Pack) - $5.99  (PSP unknown)
Pepsi (6 pack bottles) - 3 for $10.00  (PSP unknown)
Gatorade (12 pack) - $8.99  (PSP unknown)
Frito Lay family size chips - $3.99  (PSP unknown)
Lipton Iced Tea (12 pack) - $4.99   (PSP $6.99)
Starbucks Frapuccino (4 pack) - $4.99   (PSP -$6.49)
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars - 2 for $5.00  (PSP $2.69)
Quaker Soft Baked Bars - 2 for $4.00  (PSP $3.29)

This deal is working on the Presale Price (PSP), so you don't actually need to spend $20.00 to receive the cat!
Example:  Buy 7 Quakers Soft Baked Bars for $14.00
Since the Presale Price is $23.02 (7 X $3.29), your $7.00 catalina will print!
This is an even better deal if you have the 50 cent peelie coupons for Quaker Soft Baked Bars.

Thanks to reader Ann, I was able to do this today:
1) I got 2 Pretzel Crisps for $3.99 each and one 8oz Tribe Hummus for $3.50 = $11.48
3) I used a coupon for $1.00 off Pretzel Crisps (previously available at coupons.com) and a Buy One Get One Free Pretzel Crisps coupon (previously available at Facebook), along with a coupon to buy 2 Pretzel Crisps and get a free Tribe Hummus.
4) I paid $2.99 for all 3 items.
Look for these Pretzel Crisp tearpad coupons on top of a stand-alone display in the deli department!
If you are not already signed up with Giant to receive communication (i.e. coupons) from them, you should do so here. Last week I received these great coupons in the mail:

Today I used both the newspaper coupon for 300 bonus points AND the first coupon pictured above to "get 20 cents off a gallon of gas when you spend $50 in one transaction". I spent exactly $50 after coupons and I got 500 bonus gas points! I also got a free Land O Lakes butter 4-pack worth $3.00.

In order to register, go to your Giant Card Account, scroll down to Privacy Guarantee to our Customers, and make sure the box is checked to "participate in targeted offers through the mail or email as well as automatic sweepstakes entries."

You can also check your Scan-It offers, your Exclusive Offers, and your Gas Points total on line under the My Giant section.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Free Oscar Mayer Bacon, Hot Dogs or Lunchmeat!

The Catalina deal that I posted about for the new small sized Oscar Mayer lunchmeats is still working until June 10, 2012. They are no longer on sale but they are still a great deal at the regular price of 99 cents at Food Lion and $1.00 at Giant!  Buy 5 for $5.00 and get back a $4.00 catalina. Use the catalina to buy more and pay just 20 cents each. If you find any that are marked down, they will be free or a money maker! I must have at least 50 in my freezer.

Oscar Meyer Selects. It's Yes Food
And here is an awesome opportunity to get a coupon for free bacon, lunch meat, or hot dogs from Oscar Mayer!

1. Share this tasty Selects message via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and even email.
2. Get 10 friends to click the link in your message within one hour.
3. Score a FREE coupon good for any pack of Oscar Mayer Selects!

To get started, click here and enter your email address.  I did this last week and already received my coupon (value up to $9.00) in the mail!
If you don't want to go through the trouble of rounding up 10 friends to click, you can opt to print out a coupon worth $1.00 instead.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Best Giant Deals, May 25-31, 2012

Cool Whip Whipped Topping - $1.00
FREE when use the 50 cent coupon that you can print here doubled.

Milky Way Bars - 75 cents
Get 2 FREE with the coupon for 75 cents off two that you can print here doubled.

Super Sweet Corn Ears - 5 for $1.00
20 cents each - no coupon necessary!

Chi-Chi's tortillas - $1.50
(Real Deal price until June 14)
Use the 50 cent coupon from the 5/20 Smart Source insert.
Pay 50 cents after it doubles! 

Land O Lakes Brown Eggs - $2.00
Use the 75 cent coupon that you can print here.
Pay 50 cents after it doubles for a dozen eggs!

Franks Original Redhot Sauce - $1.99 
49 cents when you use the 75 cent coupon in the 5/13 Smart Source doubled.

Luigi's Italian Ice - $1.67
92 cents each when you buy 2 and use the coupon for 75 cents off two from the 5/13 Red Plum.
*There was a regional coupon for 75 cents off ONE in some papers.

--------------------------Special Deal----------------------------------------------

Kraft BBQ Sauce - $1.00 (Real Deal price until 7/14) and
Kool Aid Presweetened Drink Mixes - $2.00

Look for BBQ Sauce with peelie coupons for $2.00 off Kool Aid when you buy Kraft.
Buy 2 Kraft BBQ sauces for $2.00
Use the coupon for $1.00 off 2 bottles of BBQ sauce from the 5/6 Smart Source insert with the peelie coupon for free Kool Aid.
Pay 50 cents for all three items!
Note: You could also earn 200 gas points for buying 6 Kool Aids in one transaction - along with 12 BBQ sauces - for $3.00!!

----------------------------------GAS DEALS----------------------------------------------
Del Monte Diced Tomatoes - $1.00
Buy 7 and Get 200 Gas Points
Use the coupon for $1.00 off 5 from the 5/13 Red Plum insert.
Pay $6.00 for 7 cans and save $5.00 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons. 

Crystal Light - $2.00
Buy 6 and get 200 Gas Points
$1.00 each if you have the 50 cent tearpads coupon when doubled.
Pay $6.00 for 6 and save $5.00 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons.

Chinet Plates - $2.50
Buy 5 and Get 200 gas points
We got coupons in the 5/20 Smart Source insert to save $1.00 when you buy two in the Washington Post. Other areas got a coupon for 55 cents off one that would make for a good deal like this:
Buy 5 packs for $12.50 - $5.50 (5 x 55 cent coupons doubled) =
Pay 7.00 for 5 and save $5.00 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallon

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Giant Deals, May 18-24, 2012

I came across a couple of last minute Giant deals that I wanted to share with my readers.

Breyers Ice Cream - $2.50
Buy 7 and get 200 gas points
Use the 75 cent coupon for Breyers Blasts that you can print here.
Pay $1.00 each after it doubles.
Pay $7.00 for 7 cartons and save $5.00 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons.
One dollar is my stock up price for a carton of ice cream. If you can't print 7 coupons, substitute the Knorr side dishes for $1.00.
Thanks, RunToSave!

Ocean Spray Juice - $2.00
Buy 2 and Get a Free 4-pack of Sparkling Juice
I posted a deal here that you could do with the Buy One Get One Free coupon. I wasn't able to print one, so I put together this deal:
Buy 2 Ocean Spray Juices = $4.00
Use 2 coupons for 50 cents off each (these start with 99 and therefore will not double).
Use the $1.00 coupon for Ocean Spray Sparkling that you can print here. The Giant Personal Saving for this deal is reportedly coming off as $3.79 (regular price) instead of $3.49 (sale price), so your final total for 3 items would be $1.70 or 57 cents each! 

Be on the lookout for these "No Wine Purchase Required" Mail in Rebate Offers:

Gnarly Head Mail in Rebate -
Save $3.00 on Take and Bake Pizza

Sutter Home Winery - Build A Better Burger
This one includes several coupons plus a Mail in Rebate to Purchase Beef and Save $2.00

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Best Rite Aid Deals - May 20-26, 2012

OcuFresh Eye Wash

OcuFresh Eye Wash - $4.99
Use the 50 cent coupon that you can print here
Pay $4.59 (20 cents less if you have a Gold discount.)
Get back a $2.00 UP Reward (Monthly - Limit 3)
Submit for SCR #31 to get back $4.00 (Limit 2)
Profit $1.41

Mini Drops (6 Ct) - $4.99
Use the $1.00 coupon that you can print here
Pay $3.99
Submit for SCR #31 to get back $4.00 (Limit 2)

Note: This is the same SCR for both items, so you could get 2 OcuFresh, 2 Mini Drops, or 1 of each.


Clorox Bleach (96 oz) - $1.88
Buy 2 for $3.76
Use 2 of the coupons that you can print here when you "Share Your Bleachable Moment"
Pay $2.76
Submit for SCR #9 to get back $3.00
Profit 24 cents

Kendall Alcohol Swabs - $2.99, Buy One Get One Free
Buy 2 for $2.99
Submit for SCR #28 to get back $4.00 when you buy 2 (Limit 1)
Profit $1.01 

Veet Depilatories and Wax - $4.99 
Use the $2.00 in-ad store coupon with the $2.00 coupon that you can print here or here
Pay 99 cents
Get back a $1.00 UP Reward (Limit 4)

Wet N Wild Mascara, Eye Pencils or Nail Polish - $1.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 4 for $5.97
Use 4 coupons for $1.00 from the 5/13 Red Plum Insert
Pay $1.96
Get back a $2.00 UP Reward
4 cents profit and the Nail Polish counts towards the Monthly $10 Nail Extravaganza UP when you spend $30

Rite Aid Pantry Extra Virgin Olive Oil (17 oz) - $1.00
This is regularly $4.99 and a great stock up price for olive oil!

Free Slurpee at 7/11 on May 23, 2012!

7-Eleven is launching “Slurpee Lite” - a new low-calorie drink - today. Wednesday, May 23rd, at 7-Eleven is Slurp Free Day, when all comers are welcomed to enjoy a 7.11-ounce Slurpee on the house between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. while supplies last.

This is the first of two Slurpee giveaway days planned for 2012, with the second coming on the convenience store chain’s unofficial birthday, July 11th (7/11), which has been celebrated as Free Slurpee Day for years.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Weekly Roundup #20 - May 15-21, 2012

This was a busy shopping week between Triple Coupons at Harris Teeter and the Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat Deal at both Food Lion and Giant !

Gallon Milk - 1
Roundup that Cash Cow!
Land O Lakes Brown Eggs - 2
Yoplait Yogurt with Granola - 7
Cool Whip Topping - 4
Borden Sliced Cheese - 2
Heluva Good Cheese - 1
Heluva Good Dip - 1
Deans French Onion Dip - 1
Deans Guacamole - 1
Banana bunch - 1
Gala Apples - 7
Roma Tomatoes - 5
Ground Angus Burger - 1

Pork Chops - 1
Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat - 25
Dixie Crystals Sugar - 2
Kelloggs Rice Krispies - 2
Kelloggs Corn Flakes - 1
My Essentials Raisin Bran - 1
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels - 3
Keebler White Fudge Pretzels - 1

Wonderful Pistachios - 2
My Essentials Grape Jelly - 1

Wasa Crackers - 2
Ortega Taco Shells - 2
Ortega Taco Seasoning - 2
French's French Fried Onions - 6
House Autry Fish Fry - 1
House Autry Chicken Fry - 1
Dole Pineapple Chunks - 2
Margaret Holmes Black Eyed Peas - 5
Welch's Black Cherry Juice - 1
Turkey Hill Iced Tea - 1
Gold Peak Tea - 3

My Essentials Root Beer - 1
Fuze Water - 3
Dove Chocolate Bars - 4

Mentos Gum - 3

Dawn Dish Detergent - 1
Dishwasher Magic - 4
Glass Plus - 3
Burpee Carrot Seeds- 1
Burpee Lettuce Seeds - 1
Burpee Pea Seeds - 1
Burpee Green Bean Seeds - 1

Health & Beauty
Starwars Lightsaber Toothbrush - 2
Carmex Lip Balm - 2

Futuro Hosiery (peelie found at Rite Aid) - $10.00
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels - $5.00
Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit

Rite Aid - $8.18
Food Lion - $8.90
Giant - $9.28
Harris Teeter - $27.14
Total - $53.50

Well, I managed to go over my $50.00 budget for the third week in a row this month. However, I received my $15.00 prepaid debit card from the P&G Best in Beauty Rebate this week, so that plus the Free milk catalinas from the Kelloggs cereal deal at Giant  should help to keep me under budget for the rest of May!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Free Lunchmeat at Food Lion!

There is a Catalina offer running from 5/14/12 - 6/10/12 that makes for FREE Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts:
- Buy 3 participating products, get $2.00 off your next shopping order
- Buy 4 participating products, get $3.00 off your next shopping order
- Buy 5 or more participating products, get $4.00 off your next shopping order.

The 2 oz. packages of Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts are a participating product and they are on sale this week at Food Lion for 75 cents.

Buy 5 packages for $3.75, then get back a $4.00 Catalina coupon!

This Catalina coupon is "rolling" which means you can turn around and buy 5 more Oscar Mayer Cold Cut packages plus a 25 cent item, just pay tax, and get back another $4.00 Catalina.
Thanks, RuntoSave!
Before you head out to Food Lion, click HERE to print out these HOT store coupons that expire tomorrow, May 22, 2012:

- Save $3.00 off any purchase of $8.00 or more from the Meat Department.
- Save $1.50 off any Cheese purchase of $4.00 or more (excluding deli cheese or specialty cheese).
- Save $2.00 off any purchase of $5.00 or more from the Produce Department.
And remember to scan your MVP card at the kiosk just inside the door. I received these coupons today:

- 35 cents off My Essentials Soda (2 liter) which is on sale for 88 cents, so 53 cents a bottle.
- 50 cents of My Essentials Jam or Jelly - on sale for 99 cents - so 44 cents a jar.
- 75 cents off My Essentials Cereal - I found Raisin Bran on sale for $2.08, so I paid $1.33, but I will get another 75 cent deposit to my Saving Star account, making the final price 58 cents!