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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Harris Teeter Super Double Matchups - Jan 1-7

I returned from vacation today to find that Super Doubles will not start on January 8th as I had heard, but tomorrow, on January 1st!

Here is my first list of coupon matchups:

Listerine Mouthwash, 1 Liter - $3.99
- $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- $2.00 coupon (no longer available, but you may have printed it)
- $2.00 Money Maker!

Downy Ultra Liquid Fabric Softener, 34 oz - $3.99
- $1.50 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- $1.50 coupon  from the 12/29 P&G insert, doubled
= 51 cent Money Maker!
Scope Mouthwash - $3.99 x 2 = $7.98
- $4.50 off two ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- Buy One Get One Free coupon from the 12/29 P&G insert
= 51 cent Money Maker when you buy two!

Vidal Sassoon Shampoo/Conditioner - $2.49
- $1.00 ZVR saved to your Vic card
- $1.00 coupon from the 12/29 P&G insert, doubled
= 51 cent Money Maker!

Truvia Sweetener, 40 ct = $2.99
- $2.00 home mailer coupon 
Money Maker if you first activate the 75 cent Saving Star credit!
Maybelline Air Shine Sensational Lip Gloss - $5.99
- $2.00 ZVR saved to your Vic card
- $2.00 coupon from the 12/8 Red Plum insert

Ghirardelli Chocolate Candy, 5.32 oz bag – $3.99
- $2.00 coupon that you can print HERE when you make a virtual card

Febreeze Air Effects - $2.99
- $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- $1.00 coupon from the 12/29 P&G insert, doubled
- FREE! 

Febreeze Set & Refresh - $299
- $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- $1.00 coupon from the 12/29 P&G insert, doubled
- FREE! 

Hormel 81 Boneless Ham Steak, 8 oz - $3.99
- this coupon, doubled:
$2.00 off HORMEL CURE 81 Boneless Ham

Campbell's Slow Cooker Sauce - $2.00
- $1.00 coupon from the 11/10 Smart Source insert

Zevia All Natural Soda, 6 pack - $3.33
- $2.00 coupon that you can print HERE

Alexia Frozen Vegetables - $2.00
- $1.00 coupon from the Mambo Sprouts website or Facebook  (no longer available to print)

Kellogg's Pop Tarts - $1.99
- $1.00 coupon from last months Kellogg's Family Rewards email

Zest High Intensity Body Wash for Men - $1.74
-  $1.00 coupon from the 12/15 Smart Source insert
You can also print a 75 cent coupon HERE

Pilllbury Brownie Mix - $1.25
- $1.00 off two tearpad coupon
= 25 cents each when you buy 2!

Sara Lee bread - $2.29
- $1.00 coupon from the 11/10 Smart Source insert, doubled
= 29 cents!

Kettle Brand Potato Chips - $2.50
- $1.00 coupon from the Giant booklet (expires 1/4/14!)
= 50 cents!

Utz Potato Chips - $2.50
- $1.00 coupon that was recently on coupons.com (no longer available to print)
= 50 cents!
Special K Cereal - $2.50
- $1.00 coupon
= 50 cents!

Vidal Sasson Hairspray - $3.49
- $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- $1.00 coupon from the 12/29 P&G insert, doubled
= 49 cents!

Old Orchard Juice Cocktail, 64 oz - $2.69
- this coupon, doubled:
$1.00 off any one Old Orchard 64oz juice product
= 69 cents!

Kraft American Cheese Singles - $2.00
- $1.00 off 2 coupon that you can print HERE (zip code 21903)
= $1.00 each when you buy two!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I will be out of town until January 1, 2014. Enjoy the break, because as soon as I return we will be gearing up for Super Double coupons at Harris Teeter starting on January 8th!  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New Ibotta Offers: Any Brand Milk & Cat Litter!

Here is a new Ibotta offer that is good on any brand:  Cat Litter - 20 to 40 lb bag only - Limited time - $1.00

Ibotta has also released this popular offer again:
Get 50¢ cash back on a gallon of milk purchase - Any Brand (excludes all flavored & Non-Dairy varieties). The offer ends on January 2nd, 2014. 

Plus, if you redeem your milk AND another item in ANY category, you’ll earn an additional $1.00 cash back bonus – valid through December 25th only.

If you are not signed up already with Ibotta, you can get it HERE!

Secret Clinical Offer - Get 7 Times the Value!


This offer is still available! Click on the banner above to pay $4.99 shipping and handling to get $35.00 worth of free products, including:

- A free full sized sample of the new Secret Clinical Strength invisible solid or clear gel anti-perspirant.
- A coupon for another free Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant to use at the store when it becomes available value up to $8.49.
- Free Olay Fresh Effects Shine Minimizing Cleanser
- $16.00 worth of Proctor & Gamble coupons

Limit one offer per household. Offer ends December 31, 2013, while supplies last.

Starbucks Buy One Food Item, Get One Free!

Click HERE to get this great offer from Starbucks to buy one food items after 2:00 pm and get a second one free!

This offer is through Amazon, so you will need an Amazon account to get it, but there is no cost. After you click on it, the coupon will show up in the Voucher section of your Amazon account, and you can print it from there.

Limit one per customer, per visit. This offer is good through December 29, 2013!

Mueller's Pasta at Food Lion & Harris Teeter!

Look for these blinkie coupons at Food Lion and Harris Teeter on the pasta aisle to do these deals this week:

Food Lion has Mueller's Pot Sized Pasta (16 oz) that is regularly priced $1.79 on sale, Buy One Get One Free, through today.

You can get it cheaply like this:
Buy Muellers Pot-Sized Pasta, 16 oz for 90 cents
Use the 75 cent coupon that you can print HERE or from the blinkie machine at the store.
Pay 15 cents!

Next week Harris Teeter will have their Mueller's Spaghetti (16 oz) on sale, Buy 2 Get 3 Free. The regular price is $1.99. 
If the Pot Sized is included in the sale, the deal will go like this:

Buy 5 Muller's Pot Sized Spaghetti for $3.98
Use 3 coupons that you can print HERE or from the blinkie machine at the store, doubled.
Get 5 packages for free!

Your mileage may vary, as the coupon does say that it is not subject to doubling.

There was also a regional coupon for $1.00 in the 11/17 Smart Source, but it was not in the Washington Post.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Chili's $10.00 Gift Card Offer!

Click on the banner above to earn a bonus $10.00 gift card when you buy a $50.00 gift card from Chili's! 

My Coke Rewards Double Holiday Points!

My Coke Rewards is offering Double Holiday Points on 12-packs of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero through December 27, 2013!

Remember to use the Walmart Bonus Codes together with your fridge pack codes:




And if you haven't entered the Merry Minutes of Winning contest yet, click HERE for instructions on how to enter without spending any of your MCR points.

I have only played a few times and already won a free 12-pack of Coca Cola plus 2 AMC Silver Tickets and 2 Large Fountain Drinks!

Get a $50.00 Aeropostale Groupon for $35.00!

Click HERE to snag this Groupon deal for $50.00 worth of Aeropostale credit for only $35.00!

Get a Free Sample of Finish Detergent!

Click on the box above to get a free sample of Finish automatic dishwasher detergent!

Cheap Efferdent at Rite Aid with Gold Discount!

There are 2 Monthly Rite Buy offers for Efferdent at Rite Aid that are good through December 28, 2013:

Buy 2 and get a $3.00 UP Reward (Limit 2):

Buy 2 and get a $6.00 UP Reward (Limit 2):

If you have a Gold Wellness discount, here is a nice scenario to get it cheaply:

Buy 2 Efferdent Power Clean Crystals - $3.49 / $2.79 Gold price
Use 2 coupons for $1.00 off Efferdent from the 11/10 Smart Source insert
Pay $3.58 out of pocket and get back a $3.00 UP Reward.

Final price = 58 cents for two or 29 cents each

Free Sample of Food Should Taste Good Chips!

Click HERE to go to the Live Better America site and get your free sample of Food Should Taste Good chips! You must already be a member to get it. If you are not already a member, sign up now to be eligible for next month's free sample!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Coke Rewards Prizes Are Arriving!

It has been really fun opening my mail since the prizes that I ordered from the My Coke Rewards "12 Days to Brighten the Season" promo started arriving. 

So, far I have gotten:
- 1 Target gift card worth $25.00
- 4 McDonalds gift cards for $5.00 each
- 3 Domino's gift cards worth $10.00 each
- 4 coupons for a free 12-pack of Coca Cola product

I also got the 2 AMC Silver Tickets and 2 Free Large Fountain Drinks by email!

I am still expecting:
- 1 more Domino's gift card for $10.00
- 11 more coupons for a free 12-pack of Coca Cola product

Free Nivea for Men Face Care at Rite Aid!

Here is nice deal at Rite Aid this week to get 2 free Nivea for Men products:

Nivea Mens Face Wash, Scrub or After Shave - $4.99

Get a $2.00 UP Reward (Limit 2)



1 Nivea for Men Face Wash, Scrub or After Shave

1 Nivea for Men Shave Gel

Subtotal = $9.98

Use one coupon for $3.00 off that you can print HERE and this coupon:

BOGO Nivea for Men Facial Care

Pay $1.99 out of pocket and get back a $2.00 UP Reward!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

November Monthly Expenditures Round-Up

November went haywire and the month ended without a single weekly round-up report, so I sat down today and added up my receipts for the entire month. I was a bit apprehensive about what the total would come to - I like tracking my purchases as I go along, so I can tell if I am close to or far from my $200 budget as the month comes to a close.

If you are relatively new to my blog, I will explain: I try (and generally succeed) in keeping our family's weekly budget for food, paper products, and toiletries at or under $50.00. That works out to $10.00 per person. Since my son went off to college in August, it has been much easier, but I manage it by doing only the very best deals each week at each store.

Although this budget does not include eating out, I would say that we eat out very rarely compared to most families in Northern Virginia. I aim for a sit down dinner every night of the week. My kids pack their own lunches for school each day, and my husband frequently takes his lunch in to work. We pretty much only eat out if we have gift cards, or a certificate from Groupon, Living Social, YipDeals, Specialicious or Restaurant.com

Anyway, on to the tally!

Here are my totals for each location where I shopped in November:
Food Lion - $54.65
Giant - $43.73
Harris Teeter - $58.39
Rite Aid - 23.84
Total - $180.61

I normally list every item that I purchased, but since we are halfway into December I'll skip that and suffice it to say that we didn't go hungry!

Additionally, I earned $17.15 from Saving Star and sent off for the following mail-in-rebates:

Redd's Apple Ale NBPR - $4.00
Finish Powertab and Jet Dry - $9.00
CK Mondavi Turkey purchase - $6.00
Mrs. Smith's Pie - $2.00 x 3 = $6.00
MillerCoors Gift Card NBPR - $10.00
MillerCoors Meat  NBPR - $5.00
Kendall Jackson Cheese/Poultry NWPR - $2.00
Kendall Jackson Chocolate/Greeting Cards NWPR - $2.00 x 2 - $4.00
Total - $46.00

My Saving Star and MIR total equate to more than an entire week of grocery expenditures, if they all arrive.

Last year I did several rebates for gift card purchases that I never received, and since I didn't copy the info I wasn't able to follow up. It just isn't worth it to me for a few dollars, although I do keep a notebook with each rebate that I send off, so that I don't accidentally do the same one twice. I just try to keep under budget each week and consider it a fun surprise when an unexpected check comes in the mail!

My 1 Cent Food Lion Shopping Trip!

Yesterday I went to Food Lion and spent 1 penny on the items pictured above!  

I scanned my MVP card at the kiosk when I entered the store and received a coupon for 75 cents off any package of My Essentials Rice, so I grabbed this small bag that cost 77 cents!

I also picked up a 2 liter bottle of Coke because reader Pat B of Delaware graciously sent me a coupon for a free bottle that she found in the donation bin at her Shoprite! Although the Coke was on sale for 99 cents, the coupon took off the regular price of $1.99.

I selected 2 packages of Energizer batteries that had the Bunny Birthday rebate peelies on them for 6.99 each.

Finally, I checked out the marked down meat section, because I had both a $2.00 meat FLIP coupon and a $1.00 fresh pork coupon. I found this package of pork chops that was originally $9.18, marked down to $7.54.

Here are the trip details:
Pork Chops - $7.34 - $3.00 in coupons = $4.34
Energizer Batteries - $13.98 - $2.50 in coupons = $11.48
Coca Cola - 99 - $1.99 freebie catalina coupon = ($1.00)
ME Rice - 77 cent - 75 cent kiosk coupon = 2 cents
Subtotal = $14.84 
Tax = 17 cents
Total = $15.01

After I paid with the $15.00 catalina that I earned on this trip, my total came to 1 cent!

Even better, I will submit for the Energizer Bunny Birthday rebate and make a nice profit!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Target 10% Storewide Discount This Weekend!

You may have already read that Target accounts were hacked and that approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted. Affected customers were those who made purchases in U.S. stores from November 27th to December 15th. 
Well, to compensate, Target is offering up to 10% off Storewide on Saturday, December 21, 2013 and Sunday, December 22, 2013.
No coupon is needed as the 10% will be automatically deducted at checkout. 
The offer is valid in-store only. Limit one offer per customer, to be used in a single transaction.
Excluded are gift cards, entertainment cards, airtime cards, prepaid cards, iTunes cards, Apple, Bose, all video games, Playstation 4 consoles, Xbox One consoles, Target Mobile (SM), prescriptions, optical, clinic and alcohol purchases. Also, the offer cannot be combined with other storewide or category/department coupons. 

Best Giant Deals - December 20 to 26, 2013

This week Giant again has a coupon to earn 300 bonus gas points when you spend $50.00 in one transaction with your Giant card!

Here is a great deal you can do to earn even more bonus gas points:

Krusteaz Cookie Mix - 2 for $3.00
Buy 7 and get 40 cents per gallon

Buy 7 for $10.50
Use 7 coupons for 55 cents from the 12/8 Smart Source insert, doubled
Pay $2.80 out of pocket and earn 400 gas points

Unfortunately, this was a regional coupon that we did not get in the Washington Post, but it was in the supplement to the Leesburg/Loudoun County Times.

By the way, the Kruteaz Molten Deep Dish cookies are not included in the sale or gas points deal.

Mix and Match with:

Canada Dry Mixers - $1.00
All Varieties, 33.8 fl. oz bottle
If Ginger Ale is included in this, I'll be stocking up!

400 gas points is equivalent to:
$10.00 if your car holds 25 gallons
$8.00 if your car holds 20 gallons
$6.00 if your car holds 15 gallons
$4.00 if your car holds 10 gallons

Buy One Get One Free Coffee-Mate Coupon!

Click HERE to print a coupon to Buy One 32 oz Nestle Coffee-Mate liquid creamer and Get One FreeValued up to $3.99 and expires 2/28/2014!

Thanks, A Super Savvy Saver!

Print a $10.00/$25.00 J C Penney Coupon!

Click HERE to print out a coupon for $10.00 off a $25.00 purchase at JCPenney!

The coupon is only good in the store today, December 20th and tomorrow, December 21st

It can be used on regular and sale priced apparel, shoes, accessories and home merchandise. Limited to one per customer.

Best Food Lion Deals - December 18 to 24, 2013

Here are the Food Lion Internet Printable (FLIP) coupons for the week of December 18-24, 2013:

$2.00 off $5.00 purchase in the meat department 
$2.00 off $5.00 purchase in the produce department 
55¢ off one (1) Butterball Deep Fried Original or Cajun Lunchmeat (8 oz)
55¢ off one (1) Butterball Original Turkey Bacon or Lower Sodium Turkey Bacon (12 oz)
50¢ off any one (1) International Delight or Land O' Lakes Aseptic Creamer
50¢ off any one (1) Keebler Pie Crust and/or Graham Crumbs (4-13.5 oz)
50¢ off any one (1) my essentials™ Cookies (All Varieties)
45¢ off any one (1) my essentials™ Napkins (250 ct or larger)

You can print and use multiples (one of each kind per transaction), but you must set the number you want on the pop-up window of your printer. Once you have printed, you cannot go back and get more from the same device. Click HERE to print!

Here are a few ideas:

2 Smithfield Bacon, 16 oz - $6.39 
Buy One Get One Free

$2.00 off $5.00 meat FLIP coupon
$1.00 off 2 coupon from the 12/8 Smart Source insert
Pay $3.39 for two or $1.70 each


Buy Smithfield Ham - 87 cents per pound
Use the $2.00 meat FLIP coupon and the coupon for $1.00 off from the 12/8 Smart Source insert.

Free Ban Roll-On Deodorant at Rite Aid!

There is a Monthly UP Reward on Ban Roll-On Dedorant that can work out to free product if you find the clearanced item. This offer is good until December 28, 2013.

Ban Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll-On, Regular, 1.5 fl oz - $3.99 / $3.19 Gold
Get a $2.00 Monthly UP Reward, Limit 4

Buy 1 clearanced Ban for $1.99
Get back a $2.00 UP Reward!

There was also a $1.00 manufacturer's coupon in the 12/15 Parage Magazine, so if you saved that, this deal is a money maker!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Secret Clinical Deodorant Money Maker!

Here is a nice offer from Secret Clinical that you may have seen on other blogs:

The deal is:
Pay $4.99 shipping and handling and get the following:
- Free full-sized sample of Secret Clinical Strength deodorant
- Coupon for another Free Secret Clinical Strength deodorant to use at the store
- Free Olay Fresh Effects  
- $16.00 in high value Proctor & Gamble coupons

It's a good deal already, since Secret Clinical Strength sells in the store for around $8.00, and you are getting more than triple that in value.

However, here is an even sweeter deal that you can do through Swagbucks:
- Log into your account and click on Discover at the top
- You will get a drop down menu, and the first option will be Special Offers
- Click on that and you will see this banner at the top of the page:

- Click on the banner and request the offer. I actually paid $5.25 total with tax.
- You will immediately be awarded 500 Swagbucks - more than enough to get a $5.00 Amazon gift card!!

If you are not already a member of Swagbucks, you can click HERE to sign up. Then, download the Search toolbar, as that is the easiest way to earn more Swagbucks!!

Best Harris Teeter Deals - December 18-24, 2013

There are a few repeat deals from last week (if you missed them) and some new ones:

Rolaids, 72 ct. - $3.99 
FREE when you use both:
- $3.00 ZVR and $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
Money Maker if you still have the $3.00 coupon that I posted about HERE!

Vidal Sassoon Shampoo / Conditioner - $2.49
FREE when you use both:
- $1.00 ZVR loaded to your Vic card
- this coupon, doubled:
$0.75 off ONE Vidal Sassoon Shampoo/Conditioner

Nabisco Rice Thins - $2.00
50 cents with this coupon:
$0.75 off any ONE packages of RICE THINS Crackers

Note: If these are included in the Nabisco snack crackers that have a special Evic price of $1.67 this week, then they will be 17 cents!

Honey Nut Cheerios - $1.97 Evic price (Limit 5)
FREE when you do this:
- Load the 50 cent ZVR to your Vic card
- Activate the 50 cent Saving Star credit
- Use this coupon, doubled:
$0.50 off ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios cereal

Money Maker if you use the 60 cent coupon that you can print HERE or HERE!

Liberte Yogurt, 6oz - $1.00
FREE with this coupon, doubled:
$0.50 off Liberte Greek OR Liberte Mediterranee

Hidden Valley Mix - $1.00
FREE with the $1.00 coupon from the 11/17 Smart Source insert
Gilette Fusion Shave Gel - $3.99

FREE when you do this:
- Load the $2.00 ZVR to your Vic card
- Use the $3.00 coupon from the 12/1 P&G insert

Betty Crocker Cake Mix - $1.25
12 cents each when you do this:
- Load the ZVR for 75 cents off 2 to your Vic card
- Activate the Saving Star credit for 75 cents
- Use this coupon, doubled:

$0.75 off TWO Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix

Truvia Sweeterner, 40ct - $2.99
24 cents when you do this:
- Load the 50 cent ZVR to your Vic card
- Activate the 75 cent Saving Star credit
- use this coupon for 75 cents, doubled:
$0.75 off ONE Truvia Natural Sweetener

Duncan Hines Cake Mix - $1.25

25 cents when you use the coupon for 50 cents that you can print HERE, doubled!
Del Monte Vegetables - 79 cents BOGO single price

44 cents each when you buy 4 and use the coupon for 50 cents off 4 from the 11/3 Smart Source insert or that you can print HERE (zip 80501)
Dixie Crystal Brown Sugar, 32oz - $2.00

50 cents when you use the coupon for 75 cents that you can print HERE, doubled!

Pampers Wipes, 64ct - $2.00

50 cents when you do this:
- Load the ZVR for 50 cents to your Vic card
- Use this coupon, doubled:
$0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher

Dole Canned Pineapple (20 oz.)  -$1.00
50 cents each when you buy 2 and use the coupon for $1.00 off 2 that you can print HERE, doubled!

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls - $2.00
60 cent each when you buy 2 and do this:
- Load the ZVR for 40 cents off 2 to your Vic card
- Activate the 40 cents off 2 Saving Star credit
- Use two of these coupons, doubled:
$0.50 off any Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls

Swanson Canned Broth - 49 cents BOGO Free single price
29 cents each when you buy 5 and use the coupon for $1.00/5 from the 11/4 Smart Source insert!

Special K Nourish Hot Cereal - $2.99
89 cents when you do this:
- Load the 70 cent ZVR to your Vic card
- Use this coupon, doubled:
$0.70 off 1 Kellogg's Special K Nourish Hot Cereal

Harris Teeter Eggs, 1 Dozen - 97 cents Evic price (Limit 2)
Good price without a coupon!

Mrs. Smith’s Pies - $3.74 each BOGO Free single price
$2.24 when you use the 75 cent coupon from the 12/15 Smart Source insert. 
24 cents if you have this MIR form:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Coupons That Expire in the Next 7 Days

These coupons will be expiring within the week, so if you see something that you want, print it now!

$3.75 off TWO (2) Slimfast Products
$5.00 off any Zantac 80 ct. or higher
$1.00 off ANY ONE (1) SOYJOY 5-Pack
$1.50 off 20pk Angel Soft double roll bath tissue
$2.00 off one SESAME STREET MINI PLUSH toy
$0.75 off one Barilla PLUS Pasta
$3.00 off one FUNNY OR DIE or TABOO game
$4.00 off CHASIN' CHEEKY or MAGIC JINN game
$2.00 off any STAR WARS 12 inch figure from Hasbro
$5.00 off ONE ProSense Advanced Glucosamine item
$2.00 off the People Holiday Entertaining Special
BUY 2, GET 1 FREE Beneful Wet 10oz Tub, 3ct Sleeve
$0.55 off Windex Original Glass & Surface Wipes
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers
$1.50 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
$1.10 off 5 oz or larger Beneful Healthy Smile
$0.50 off ONE Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher