Loudoun County Limbo

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Best Giant Deals, July 27-Aug 2, 2012

This week the Washington Post Sunday edition had an ad for Giant that included a coupon to earn 300 Bonus Gas points when you spend $50.00 at Giant between the dates of July 29 and August 2, 2012.

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Buy 4, Get 300 Gas Points 

Neutrogena Skin Care - $1.00 off regular price
Buy 4 bars of Neutrogena Soap at $1.59 each.
Use 4 coupons for $1.00 off Neutrogena skincare from the 7/29 Red Plum insert.
 Pay $2.36 and save $7.50 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons!

Revlon Beauty Tools - $1.00 off regular price
Buy 4 Nail Clippers for 49 cents each.
Pay $1.96 and save $7.50 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons!
Or mix and match with the following:      
Revlon Nail Clippers - 89 cents 
Revlon Tweezers - 99 cents                  Revlon Emery Boards -$1.29                     Revlon Toe Nail Clipper - $1.49

*There was a $1.00 coupon in the 7/29 Smart Source for Revlon beauty tools, but was misprinted with an expiration date of 7/29/12! There was also a regional $1.00 coupon for $1.00 off any Revlon Beauty tool in the 6/24 Smart Source insert.

Johnsons Baby Care - $3.00                     
Buy 4 shampoo, oil, bath, or powder items for $12.00.
Use 4 coupons for 75 cents from the 7/29 Red Plum insert.     
Pay $6.00 after coupons double and save $7.50 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons.

Or, buy 3 Johnsons items and 1 Stayfree Maxi Pad for $2.50.  
Use the $2.00 coupon from the 7/22 Smart Source insert, plus three of the 75 cent Johnsons coupons.
Pay $4.50 and save $7.50 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons.
* Stayfree coupon says limit of one per person, per transaction.

Reach Toothbrush/Dental Floss - $2.50 each
Buy 4 for $10.00
Use 4 $1.00 coupons from the 7/29 Red Plum insert.
Pay $6.00 and save $7.50 on gas if your tank holds 25 gallons.

Buy 6, Get 300 Gas Points

Kelloggs Fiber Plus Bars - $2.50
Buy 6 for $15.00 Use 6 coupons for 70 cents each that you can print HERE (for the Fiber Plus Nutty Delights) or from the 6/17 Red Plum insert.
Pay $6.60 after coupons double and save $7.50 if your tank holds 25 gallons.

Mix and Match with:

Kelloggs Krave Cereal - $2.50
Buy 6 for $15.00
Use 6 coupons for 70 cents from the 7/8 Red Plum insert.
Pay $6.60 after coupons double and save $7.50 if your tank holds 25 gallons.
* Look for Specially Marked Packages with the Spiderman Movie Codes on them!

Monday, July 30, 2012

More Bonus Coke Codes!

My Coke Rewards®

In addition to the free 20 points that I posted about HERE for the My Code Rewards program, there are two more codes that will work to earn you 10 Bonus Points each:

10095827987467  and   10095913378567

These codes will work multiple times so long as you wait 24 hours before trying to re-enter them. Remember to use your free contest entry after each code to win a trip to Miami and meet Olympian Lebron James of the Miami Heat basketball team!
Also, right now there is a great offer available to score a free box of Ritz, Wheat Thins, or Triscuit crackers for only 165 points. I get these coupons whenever they are available, then hold them for a Buy One Get One Free sale!
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Weekly Roundup #30 - July 22-28, 2012

I am trying to get my budget back on track after a month break on vacation. Here my results for the past week:

My Essentials Homestyle Bread - 2
Tropicana Orange Juice (59 oz) - 1
Fiber One Cereal - 4
Frosted Flakes - 1
Kelloggs Pop Tarts - 10
My Essentials Rice (3 lb) - 1
Cheez-It Crackers - 6
Chex Mix - 2
Dinner Rolls - 30
Lean Ground Beef - 2
Kraft Singles - 4
My Essentials Mozzarella Cheese - 1
Bullseye BBQ Sauce - 1
Matchstick Carrots - 1
Micro Spinach - 1
Mini Sweet Peppers - 1
Dole Mixed Greens - 1
Mrs. Paul's Tilapia - 6
Oscar Mayer Select Hot Dogs - 2
Oscar Mayer Select Lunchmeat - 2

My Essentials Cranberry Sauce - 1
My Essentials Zoo Cookies - 1
Twix Twin Bars - 2
 Extra Gum - 2

Health and Beauty
Stayfree Maxi Pads - 2
Crest Pro-Enamel Toothpaste - 1
Revlon Emery Boards - 2
Revlon Nail Enamel - 2

Angel Soft Toilet Paper (4 pack) - 19
Brawny Paper Towels (Single roll) - 3
Kibbles & Bits Dog Food (4 lb) - 1
Kendall Telfa Bandages - 2


Giant - $28.57
Food Lion - $22.21
Rite Aid - $6.20
Total - $56.98

This week I had some friends over and prepared a dinner for 9 people with the following: 
- An 18 lb. turkey that I bought after Thanksgiving for $6.00 (it had been taking up a lot of room in my freezer)!
- 2 boxes of Stovetop Stuffing that I purchased HERE
- 3 cans of Del Monte Peas that I found in my pantry
- 30 dinner rolls from the the Food Lion bakery that I bought at the last minute for $6.30. This is what pushed my budget over $50.00.
- 2 Mrs. Smith frozen pies that I purchased HERE with Front Porch Ice Cream that I got HERE and free Cool Whip from HERE
To drink we had free Pepsi Next and Country Time Lemonade.

The entire meal cost under $20.00 or about $2.00 per person. And my family will be eating leftover turkey all week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Best Rite Aid Deals, July 22-28, 2012

Kendall Bandages
Kendall Bandages and Non-stick pads (10 count) - $4.99 Buy One Get One Free
FREE after you submit for SCR #18  to get back $5.00 on 2 Kendall First Aid items.


Stayfree Maxi PadsStayfree Maxi Pads (14-24 ct.) - $3.00
FREE after $2.00 coupon from the 7/22 Smart Source insert and $1.00 +UP Reward (limit 2).
Note: This coupon says limit one per customer on it.

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste

Crest ProHealth Sensitive Enamel Shield Smooth Mint Toothpaste (4.2oz) - $2.99
FREE after you submit for $2.99 SCR (limit 1).

Revlon Nail EnamelRevlon Nail Enamel - Buy One Get One 50% off
FREE when you buy two for $7.48 ($4.99 + $2.49) and use two coupons for $1.00 off any Revlon nail product from the 6/24 Smart Source insert and a $2.00 Video Value coupon. Pay 3.48 and get back a $4.00 +UP Reward!

Extra Gum - 2 for $2.00
FREE with 2 Video Value coupons for 50 cents off one pack, then get back a $1.00 UP Reward when you buy 2.

Revlon Beauty Tools - Varies
There is a Video Value coupon for $2.00 off any Revlon Nail and Pedicure beauty tool that will make many of the smaller items(clippers, emery boards, files) FREE with overage, especially if you have a Wellness discount.

Here is another Rite Aid store coupon that you can print for $3.00 off any Revlon Beauty Tool - expires today! Click HERE, then go to your browser and change the words INSERTYOUREMAILHERE to your actual email address.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Food Lion Deals - July 25-31, 2012

This week there are some great Food Lion Internet Printable (FLIP) coupons that you can print out and pair with Saving Star deposits to make items cheap or free.

Click HERE to print:
- $1.00 off 2 Kellogg's Cereals
- $1.00 off 2 pkgs Holly Farms boneless chicken
- $1.00 off 2 Birdseye Steamfresh Chef's Favorites
- 50¢ off My Essentials Cookies

Click HERE to print:
- $1.00 off a $7.00 Purchase in the Meat Department
- $1.00 off a $5.00 Purchase in the Produce Department
- $1 off a $5.00 Purchase of any My Essentials™ Items

Remember - if something is on sale, these coupons will work off the regular price.

Be sure to activate these coupons at Saving Star before you shop:

My Essentials Bread or Buns - 25¢
My Essentials Cereal - 75¢
My Essentials Ketchup - 40¢
My Essentials Jelly - 40¢
My Essentials Eggs - 35¢
My Essentials Potato Chips - 50¢
My Essentials Cookies - 50¢
My Essentials Pancake Syrup -50¢

Also, remember to scan your MVP card at the entrance kiosk. When I stopped in this evening I got a coupon for 75¢ off any My Essentials Rice and 30¢ off My Essentials Bread or Buns.

Here is what I bought:
My Essentials Rice (3 lb bag) - Regular $3.39 - MVP price $1.56
My Essentials Cranberry Sauce - Regular $1.79 - MVP price 97¢
My Essentials Homestyle White Bread - $1.05
My Essentials Zoo Cookies - 89¢
Total - $4.47

Minus the following coupons:
$1.00 FLIP off $5.00 My Essentials Items (based on regular price)
75¢ store coupon from kiosk for My Essentials Rice
50¢ FLIP coupon off My Essentials cookies
30¢ store coupon from kiosk off My Essentials bread
Total coupons = $2.55

After adding on 5¢ tax I paid $1.97, but I will receive deposits of 50¢ from Saving Star for the cookies and .25 from Saving Star for the bread, making my final total $1.22.

My Coke Rewards Bonus Points!

My Coke Rewards®

Last month I posted how you could earn 10 Bonus Points at My Coke Rewards HERE. This deal is still in effect through July 31st.

Now you can earn an additional 20 Bonus Points per day by entering these two codes, each of which is worth 10 points:

10096122897198  and   10096071476917

These code will also "unlock" 7 special offers for you, listed in an Exclusive Family Dollar Rewards Catalog.

Sprite® Graffiti Art Inspired Decals - 10 Points
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Sprite® T-Shirt - 50 Points
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Sprite® Baseball Hat - 50 Points
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POWERADE® Drawstring Bag - 50 Points
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Coupon for $1 off one (1) Cheez-It 6.5oz or larger - 15 Points

It is "Bricks coupon", so you can print it twice by hitting the back browser 3 times after the first print. 
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$20 VISA® Gift Card -1000 Points
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If you have already entered the codes, then navigated away, you can still see the offers by clicking at the top where it says "My Special Offers" right next to "My Account".

You will also get a free contest entry into the "Meet LeBron James Sweepstakes"!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Giant Deals - July 20-26, 2012

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stayfree pads

Stayfree Maxi Pads (14-24 ct.) - $2.00
FREE with the $2.00 coupon in the 7/22 Smart Source insert.
Note: This coupon says limit one per customer on it.

mrs. paul's parchment bake

Mrs. Paul's Parchment Bake Fish - Buy One Get One Free
Regular price = $5.99
Use the "buy one get one free" coupon that you can print here to get two for FREE!

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Save $5.00 on fresh beef, pork, poultry or seafood instantly when you buy any combination of 5 participating Kraft Foods Products in a single transaction. Participating products are:

Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets all varieties 11.3 - 15.66 oz box - $2.50
Kraft Singles Individually wrapped cheese slices all varieties (10.7-12 oz) Excludes fat free - $2.50
Kraft Sizzling salads dinner kit all, varieties (12 fl oz pkg) - $2.00
A1 Steak sauce, all varieties (10 oz) - $3.99
Bull's-Eye BBQ sauce, all varieties (17.5- 18 oz) - 3/$5.00

Buy 5 Sizzling Salad Dinner Kits and $5.00 worth of meat for $15.00.
Use 5 peelie coupons for $1.00 each off the Sizzling Salad kits.
Pay $5.00 total after coupons and instant savings.
Tip: The $5.00 instant savings will come off whether or not you add meat to your purchase.

Another Scenario:
Bulls-Eye BBQ Sauce tearpad couponLook for tearpad coupons to save $1.00 on meat when you buy Bull-Eye BBQ sauce.
Buy 5 BBQ sauce for $8.33 plus $5.00 of meat - total $13.33
Use 5 coupons to save $5.00 plus get $5.00 instant savings, and pay $3.33!

Buy 4 General Mills Cereals ( 14.25 oz. or larger) to save $3.00 instantly AND get a catalina coupon for $3.75 off your next gallon of milk.
Scenario:  Buy 4 Fiber One Nutty Clusters and Almonds - on sale for $2.99 each = $11.96.
Your total will be $8.96 after Instant Savings.
Use 4 coupons for 75 cents off one box that you can print HERE, which will double to $1.50 each.
Your total will be $2.96 and get a catalina for $3.75 off milk!

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Get a catalina coupon for a $10 prepaid Visa gift card when you spend $25 on participating Kelloggs products. This will work on the pre-sale price!

Buy 10 boxes of Pop Tarts, on sale for $1.67 and pay $16.70.
The presale price of $2.59 each will meet the $25.00 threshold when you buy ten.
Use 5 peelie coupons found on the boxes to save $1.00 off two boxes, and pay $11.70 out of pocket.
Send off for $10.00 Visa card and the Pop Tarts will end up costing 17 cents a box!
If you cannot find the peelies, you can use the coupon for $1.00 off 3 in the 6/24 Red Plum insert or print one print here.
Thanks, RunToSave!

---------------------------------GAS DEALS ------------------------------------

Pepsi Next (2 liter bottles) - 99 cents each
Buy 7, Get 300 gas points
Buy 14 bottles for $13.86
Use 7 coupons for $1.00 off two bottles from the 7/22 Pepsi Moments to Save insert (also available in some local free papers).
Pay $6.86 out of pocket and earn 600 gas points - a savings of $15.00 with a 25 gallon tank!

Crest Toothpaste/Oral B Toothbrush - $2.50
Crest with scope toothpaste 6.2 oz, Expressions 6 oz, deep clean 5.8 oz, Pro-health 4.2 oz, or Oral B toothbrush, Advantage or Stages (1 ct pkg).
Buy 3, Get 300 gas points
Buy 3 for $7.50
Use 3 Crest coupons from the P&G 7/1 insert for 75 cents off, doubled to take off $4.50.
Pay $3.00 and save $7.50 on a 25 gallon tank!

Matchstick Carrots (10 oz. pkg.) - $1.79
Buy 4, Get 300 gas points
Spend $7.16 on 4 and save $7.50 on a 25 gallon tank!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Big Deal at Food Lion

Food Lion is running their Big Deal promotion this week, from July 18-24, 2012. It works like this:

Buy 10 participating items and save $5.00 instantly.
Buy 20 participating items and save $10.00 instantly.
Buy 30 participating items and save $15.00 instantly.

Click HERE to see a list of participating items.

You can print out a coupon worth $5.00 off a $30.00 purchase when you click HERE and combine it with the Big Deal!
Here is a scenario for cheap Brawny paper towels:
Buy 30 single rolls at $1.00 each = $30.00
Use the $5.00 coupon above to bring your total down to $25.00
Get the Big Deal instant savings of $15.00
Pay $10.00 or 33 cents per roll! 

You can mix and match with this scenario for Angel Soft toilet paper:
Buy 30 4-packs at $1.00 each = $30.00
Use the $5.00 coupon above to bring your total down to $25.00
Get the Big Deal instant savings of $15.00
Pay $10.00 for 120 rolls or 9 cents per roll!

Click HERE for some great Food Lion Internet Printable (FLIP) coupons that you can print out:
$1.00 Off a $5 Purchase of Butcher's Brand Beef
$2.00 Off a $7.00 Purchase in the Produce Department
$1 Off Any $3.00 Purchase in My Essentials Items

These coupons will work on the pre-sale price!    

Friday, July 20, 2012

Loudoun County Limbo is Back in Action

I am back after 10 days in the beautiful Flathead Valley area of northwest Montana with my family! I hope to get started posting deals in Loudoun County again soon.  

loudoun county limbo montana vacation
Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park
 In the meantime, I just wanted to share with you how I saved $5000 on the cost of our vacation:

- We used frequent flier miles with Delta to book our flights from Dulles International Airport for free. If anyone in your family flies often, I highly recommend signing up for airline customer loyalty programs. The programs are free, and not only can you use the points for airline tickets but also for merchandise, gift cards, and rental cars.

- I used my (free) AARP membership to get a $200 discount on an SUV from Budget Rental Car, then paid the balance of $700 with gift certificates that I earned with points from my credit card.

- I also used points from my credit card to get $500 worth of prepaid Visa debit cards, which we used to eat out.

Whitefish Montana Real Estate for Sale: 3842  Winter  Lane  2 Kristianna Whitefish
- I rented our accommodations through VRBO.com. VRBO, which stands for Vacation Rentals by Owner, is a website where you can browse through rentals in the area you want to visit according to the size of your group, whether or not smoking or pets are allowed, or what kind of amenities you want. I have found it to be a more comfortable and affordable option for our family than booking 2 hotel rooms. Our condo (above) was beautiful and had all the comforts of home - plus a hot tub and sauna!

- I also purchased certificates for restaurants in the area from Restaurant.com. This is something you can use in Loudoun County!  I wait until the gift certificates go "on sale" for 90 percent off, then pay $1 or $2 for a certificate worth $25.00 or $35.00!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Macaroni Kid - Free Family Newsletter

Macaroni Kid Free Loudoun County Newsletter

I am still on vacation, but I wanted to pass along this information for your summer-fun planning!

If you have children, then you will be interested in Macaroni Kid -
a free newsletter that serves as the go-to guide for fun, family-friendly activities in Ashburn, Leesburg, and Purcellville.

"Publisher Mom" Stefanie Egee does the research for you, then delivers the scoop on all the events in our community each week. She even plots them out on a calendar. Macaroni Kid also includes kid-friendly recipes and crafts, and links to the local weather, movies and news. Click HERE to check out this informative website!

The newsletter also has a unique feature called My Macaroni, which lets you save upcoming events of interest and refer back to them. You can view them on the site or download them as a PDF document.