Friday, January 30, 2009

Walgreens 2/1

I only list what I think are the best deals.

For More Deals and Coupon Match ups go HERE.
View the ad courtesy of Hot Coupon World HERE.

MIR - Mail in Rebate
WAGS - Walgreens
WYB - When You Buy
ES - Easy Saver (Monthly Wags Catalog with coupons and Rebate info.)
ESR - Easy Saver Rebate
B1G1- Buy One Get One Free
FAR - Free After Rebate
Q - Coupon
RR - Register Rewards
MFR - Manufacturer
YMMV - Your mileage (or manager) may vary
RP- Red Plum Insert

SS- Smart Source Insert
P&G - Proctor & Gamble Insert

Cheap Razors!

Venus or Fusion razor
TOTAL: .99
SALE: 8.99
MQ: $2/1 Venus / $2/1 Fusion razor found inside box of pampers exp 12/31/10.
Register reward-$6 RR
MATH: $8.99 - $2Mq = 6.99 -$6RR= .99

Free Cold Meds!
Triaminic 14 ct. thin strips or 4 oz. liquid
TOTAL: Free or $1 for 2 depending on what coupon you have
SALE: $2/10
MQ: $1.50/1 Triaminic product any printable Put your trust in Triaminic or $2 off coupon from insert
ES MIR: Rebate #12 February $6/2 Triaminic Thin strips or 4 oz. liquid
MATH: 2/$10 - two $1.50 printables or $2 = $5 -6 MIR = $1 or Free for 2

Pert Plus- Good deal if you need this item- but may not be the best deal!
Total: $1 each
Sale: $3.49
MQ: $1/1
Easy Saver Q: $1.50/1
MATH: $3.49-1.50-1= $1/1

In Ad Coupons
$4 off Aleve 80-100 ct - combine with $1/1 from 1/4 ss or printable HERE
$4 off Advil 180-220 ct combine with $1/1 from 1/25 RP

Saving money is a journey

See what a typical week of grocery shopping was like for me back in August HERE. This was when I had just started coupons and had brought my budget down from $100-$125 a week to $75 (but if you will notice, I went over).

This was before I...

learned about stacking coupons

had an organization system for my coupons

found good sources for extra coupons

had any kind of stock pile

and WAY before I ever blogged with any frequency!

Babies R US 1/30-2/21

I just got an email from Babies R Us FULL of great coupons and they are printable & you can also use them online. The coupons are HERE.

Some of the GREAT coupons include:
$5 off a value box of Pampers or Huggies diapers
$5 off 40 load or higher of Tide or Dreft
$2 off value box of Pampers or Huggies Wipes

These most likely can be combined with another sale that is going on this month at Babies R US, where you get a $15 giftcard for purchasing 3 items off a list- details can be found HERE. I am going to try it and will let you know! Don't forget BRU lets you combine or "stack" their coupons with manufacture coupons from the Sunday Paper or internet printable coupons.

These are some of the other deals that could be awesome if combined with manufactures or internet printable coupons.

$3 off any 2-pk of sippy cups
$2 off 3 baby lotion/wash/diaper products (Johnsons $3/3 printable HERE)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Best Grocery Deals for this week


Still having their mega event- you buy any combination of 10 items that are marked with the green "score mega savings" tags and you will automatically get $5 off your bill which equals .50 off the sale price, this combined with coupons = very good deals. Also since the $5 comes off the bottom of your bill, you can earn overage on some items - like the Hormel Chili. It is on sale for $1- .50 for the Mega sale and there are coupons out for .55 off 2. This coupon doubles meaning you get $1.10 off every 2 cans you buy.

So $1-.50 (mega)- .55 (coupon)= +.05 for each can!!!!

Boneless English Roast $1.99 lb

Harvest Food in Benton

Surefresh Medium Eggs - $.99 (limit 2)
Yellow Onions - 3lb bag = $.99 (limit 2)
green onions - 2/$1
Cucumbers - 2/$1
Bush's Beans - $.75
(Chili, Kidney, Red)

City Market in Bryant

Red or Green Leaf Lettuce - $1 each
Cucumbers - 3/$1
Green Onions- 3/$1
Roma Tomatoes- .69 lb

My plan for the week is to not spend more than $36.35 to get my budget back on track for spending $50 or less a week on groceries and household stuff. I know I am going to stock up on onions to chop and freeze. I also see lots of salad in the next week on our menu! Here is my plan.

2 bags of onions- $2
3 cucmbers- $1
1 leaf lettuce - $1
2 lbs of romas- $1.38
2 med surefresh eggs- $2

For the mega event I have ordered lots of coupons and they should be in by Saturday at the lastest.

I am getting...
40 Chilis- +$2 (some of this is going to family and some will be donated to the local food bank, and the expiration date on the ones I have gotten so far is 2012!)
10 Boxs Fiber one Bars - $11.90
10 Triscuits/Wheat thins - $10

Projected total= $27.28 before taxes

I also know I will need milk next week and some fruit.

Kroger Mega Sale Trips

I have made a total of 3 trips to Kroger this week to take advantage of the Mega Event they have going on this week and next.

I spent a total of $63.65 after coupons/discounts. The before coupons and discounts total was $236.70

20 various 2% Kraft Cheeses

1 deodrant - FREE

1 Bic Razor

16 Hormel Chili (I got paid .05 for each can!)

4 Yellow Mustards .19 each after sale and coupon

2 Spicy brown mustards .29 each after sale and coupon

5 Green Giant Steamer .09 each after sale and coupon

6 bags of Chex Mix .50 each (great for road trips!) after sale and coupon

1 REALLY big bottle of Miracle Whip

2 Kens Dressings .50 each after sale + coupon

5 Noodle Dinners .09 each - after coupon

1 head of cabbage

1 onion

1 bag of onions

1 bag of discounted crook neck squash -$1.25

1 bunch organic bananas

1 bag organic sweet potato fries

1 box of lipton tea .30 - damaged box plus coupon

2 cans of rotel .50 each - on sale no coupon (gasp)

1 bottle of baby water

24 pk of ozarka water (not pictured) $2.50 bc the outside pk was damaged

1 bundle of green onions

8 bags of meatballs - .40 each - sale + .55 coupon doubled = $2 catalina when you buy 4

2 Sobe Life Waters (made .50 on each one) sale .50- had a .50 coupon that doubled to $1

1 bottle of Tropicana Orange Juice

1 diet soda .10 manager special

1 pk of tortillas

I think thats it LOL!

Disaster preparedness & Krogers!

It is COLD outside and yucky and we "might" get ice accumulations which in Arkansas means loss of power for an indeterminate amount of time. So today me and Jackson braved the cold to go to Home Depot because our grill was out of gas. Then we met up with Megan & Paxton to get some cheap groceries at Krogers. I love Benton's Kroger. They are always so helpful and they always let mothers with small children go in the 15 items or less line even when they have 10 million items. I went ahead and picked up some bottled water but only because it was on a managers special for 24/$2.50 for Ozarka Spring 16 ounce?? bottles.
Anywho! So now we have gas to cook with if the power goes, water to drink, and I made some rolls and a loaf of bread is currently in the breadmaker. Then I did the dishes and washed a load of towels. The baby is napping and life is GOOD!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Dinners we will be eating this week.



Stuffed shells with MEATBALLS!

Class Night, everyone for themselves

Homemade Pizza

Walgreens Deals of the Week good til 1/31

2 liter Soda 7 up, Sunkist, Dr. Pepper, Hawaiian punch, Canada Dry - Sale Price 3/$4 - Buy 3 Earn $2RR = 3/$2

Dove deodrant $1.99 each after in ad coupon - buy 8 and use $1.50/2 coupon and receive $10 RR based on the Unilever Deal = around $1 for 8
EDIT****Some people on the boards are saying this one is not working right*****

Aluminum Foil .89 after in ad coupon - $1 coupon = FREE

Colgate Toothpaste - $2.99 - $1.50 coupon from All you Mag - $2 RR = + $.49

FYI - If you do the Walgreens Monthly Rebates you can get a FREE printer cartridge refill this month!

Target Deals til 1/31

Kashi Cereal Bars $2.75 - $2 coupon = $.75 a box
Gerber Graduate Snacks/drinks 3/$5 = $1.66 - .75/2 coupon= $2.57 for 2
All other Graduates are 20% off
Huggies/Pampers Wipes $1.99 - $.50 coupon = $1.49 each
Iams $17.79 for 17.5 lb dog food- $3 coupon = $14.79 for 17.5 lbs

Closetmaid 9 Cube organizer $39.99
Baskets to go in $5.50 each

Printable Coupons

Velveeta - $1 off (this link will take you to a place to print bunches of coupons)

Seventh Generation - Various Products $1-$2 off (must make a free account)

Earths Best Baby Food/Sesame Street Crackers - (you can print these up to 3 times a piece, just hit back. This coupon also combines well with the current Babies R US deal- $5 off any $25 worth of Earths Best, usually the $25 will be BEFORE any coupons, good thu Jan. 29)

YoBaby - sign up for mailing list then you should be taken to a place to print coupons.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Coupons coming out that match the Kroger Sale

So I just checked the some sources that say what coupons are SUPPOSEDLY coming out this coming Sunday! There are some good match ups with the current Kroger sale so make sure to check it out and if they are in there, buy multiples! I saw very little in the paper this week for me so I am thinking of just doing an order on thecouponclippers.com for multiples of what I need and more chili coupons. If anyone is interested in ordering with me, let me know by Saturday night what you want and how many.

Fiber One Bars - .50/1
El Monterrey Taquitos - 1/1
Pace Picante Sauce - .75/2
Totinos Pizza rolls - .35/1
Wheat thins, triscuits, Ritz - 2/2
Chex Mix .50/1

Hey Megan! Just for you...Pert Plus coupons!!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kroger Mega Event Starts 1/21

So I was super excited to hear that we were getting a Mega Event at Kroger for the next two weeks. Unfortunately I could not see the ad til today!! and found out that some of our prices are higher than what people in other states are reporting, HOW RUDE! I was telling hubs that our mustard wasn't going to be FREE but rather .19 and he laughed at me! and said it is still only .19 for something we use. Well ya but, oh never mind... men just never get it!

Mega Event- Buy 10 participating items and get $5 off your bill (.50 off each item) - I am posting the price you will pay after the $5 comes off your bill. You can get up to $15 off each transaction if you buy 30 items. Also you can buy any combination of items as long as you get a total of 10, $5 will automatically come off your bill and this deal can be combined with coupons and loadable making some items FREE or pretty close to it!

Here are the things that I am interested in. FYI the second price is the price after coupons.
Kraft Cheeses - $2.09 - $1.34
Kraft Mayo -$2.50 = $1.50
Mircle Whip- $2.50 = $2 each but you have to buy 2
Frenchs Yellow Mustard- $1.19 = .19
Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz. - $1.89 = .89
Rotel- $.50 (there is a coupon out that there that would make you money on this one as well, I am debating on ordering some!)
Kens Salad Dressing- $1.50 = $.50
Hormel Chili - $.50 = make .05 a can (yes they are going to pay you to take home chili)
Pizza Rolls -$2.50 = 1.80
Armour Meatballs -$2 = .90
Green Giant Steamers with Sauce - $1.09 = .09

Honorable Mentions (not on the buy 10 Sale)
Tyson Frozen breast or tenders- $4.99 for 2.5 lb bag
Hormel Dinner Entrees - $3.99
Kroger Skim or 1% milk- $2.99 a gallon
Green Onions 2/$1

Baking Day

Today I need to use up some ingredients that I got on managers special at Kroger yesterday and also do some prep work for some other meals they will be eating coming up.

Baking List
  1. Freezer Shells
  2. Twice baked potatoes
  3. banana muffins???
  4. taco biscuit sandwiches x 2
  5. Prep and freeze beans???

And with the last can of grands biscuits I am going to make a pizza bubble ring for dinner. If an item has ??? beside it then those are the first things that can be put off until tomorrow if I run out of time or motivation!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Free Redbox Movie- Good today only!

Redbox sends out codes for a free movie rental usually on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Todays code is K6W3G4.
In the Benton and Bryant areas there is a Redbox at both Walmarts and Mcdonalds.
For more info on Redbox or to see which movies are available in your area go HERE.

Great Kroger Trip with pictures!

Woo hoo I found my camera cord, now I can get back to posting pictures of all my shopping trips!

I did a quick Kroger Trip this afternoon.

8 Popcorns
7 Quacker Rice Snacks
1 Ziploc bags 30 ct.
3 Grands bisquits
lots of organic bananas and regular bananas

Total: $5.07

The cashier was a young girl, who when my total appeared said "wow you got all this almost for FREE" LOL

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hickory Farms Deal! Hurry!

I just ordered a bunch of sausage and cheese from Hickory Farms they have a bunch of their gift baskets on sale for 75% off.

Here is what I got

2 (12 oz) Beef Summer Sausages - 12 oz. Smoked Cheddar Blend - 12 oz. Jalapeno & Cheddar Blend - 6 oz. Cheddar Cheese Ball- 2 - 4 oz. Big Barn Cheddar® - 2.25 oz. Sweet Hot Mustard - 4 oz. Mini Melt Away Mints - 2 (1.3 oz) Golden Toasted Crackers - Strawberry Bon Bons


2 (12 oz) Beef Summer Sausages- 7 oz Pennsylvania Dutch Edam- 6.5 oz Apple Pie Cheddar- 7 oz Sharp Wisconsin Cheddar

Total with shipping and tax was $22.37

But Renee, what ever will you do with all that cheese and sausage???? We have lots of social events and family events that we bring food to and then if there is still leftovers, sausage and cheese is good for quite a while and also freezes for up to 2 months.

EDIT- I called my mom to clue her in on the deal and she told me, "I ordered mine last week!", my own mother beat me to a deal....what is this world coming to??

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Walgreens 1/18-1/24

Some of the deals I am interested in this week at Walgreens.

Dawn Dish Soap--$0.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 12/28 P&G insert
$0.49 each after coupon

Buy 4 Unilever products, Get $2 Register Rewards back; Buy 6, Get $4 back; Buy 8, Get $10 back (see page 10 of the ad for qualifying products)
*Best Deal*Buy 8 Skippy Peanut Butter and/or Ragu Pasta Sauce--$1.99

This is how I am planning to do my transactions.

8 Ragus - $14
Total = $14 and will receive $10 RR
Use register reward (rr) to buy 8 Sunday papers
6 Ragus - $10.50
2 Skippy Peanut Butters - $2.78
Total = $13.28 and will receive $10 RR
Use rr to buy this Months FAR Revlon product and 2 Dawn Dish detergents

At the end of the month after I submit for the $10 rebate of the $27.28 I spent will be added back to my Walgreens gift card.

In the end I will have spent $17.28 for 14 Jars of Ragu, 2 Jars of Peanut butter, 8 papers, 1 package of makeup and 2 Dawn dish detergents.

For more info on different deals at Walgreens this week, look HERE and HERE.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Best Job in the World!

Austrialia is trying to kick up tourism to their country so they are offering $105,000 for a person to live on one of their islands and play in the sand and surf for 6 months. The person's "job" will to do media interviews and blog about their adventures. I would soooo apply for this job but I am sure they want someone "sexy" and who wears string bikinis! Umm, I guess I could, but I am not sure thats the image they want to project LOL! More details are here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

If you ever wanted to join Sams Club...

Now is the time to do it. The cost of a membership is $40 for a year and you will receive a $25 gift card, making a years membership $15. The deal is good til January 21 and more info can be found HERE. Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this tip.

Some of the people on my coupon forums have said they save more money with coupons but than other people swear by "big box shopping". I would love to hear other peoples experiences.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Best Grocery Deals

Kroger - Delta Region, 1/14- 1/20

Coupon Deals
Act II popcorn $1 - .40 coupon which doubles
.20 a box
Dannon Activia $2-$1 coupon from 1/11 Smart Source
$1 for each 4 pack
Lean Cuisine $1.88 each - $1/2 printable Coupon
$1.38 each
Green Giant Frozen Boxed Veggies- $1 each - .50/2 = $1 for 2
.50 each or free with CellFire.com $1/2 loadable coupon
Kroger Saltines $1.25 - .75 loaded from Cellfire.com
.50 a box
Campbells Chunky/Harvest Soups, several coupons out- .50/2 which doubles
.75 a can
Fuze Drink $1- .25 doubles to .50 from 1/4 SS
.50 each
Hamburger Helper $1 - $1/3 Printable = $2 for 3
.67 each
Rice Roni - $1
Free after printable Coupon
Red Gold Canned Tomatoes - $1 - $.75/2 Printable
$1.25 for 2 or .54 each
Kroger Sour Cream $1 - Loaded coupon from Cellfire.com
.25 for 16 ounces
Chiquita Fruit Bites - $1
Free after printable Coupon
Horizon Milk Single Serve- $1 - .25 coupon 1/11 ss doubled
.50 each

Good Buys

$1 each- Delmonte Fruit Naturals, Fresh Express Bagged Salad, Mangoes, Avocados, and red bell peppers
Strawberries $2.50lb
5lb potatoes $2.50
ORGANIC grape tomatoes and regular grape tomatoes $2.50
Grape Fruit 5 lb, oranges 4 lb or tangerines 3lb = $2.50
Onions 3 lbs = $2 or .67 lb

Harvest Food
MOONLIGHT MADNESS SALE - Prices only good Friday the 16th- all day!

Skinless Boneless breasts $1.38 lb
Ground Beef - $1.28 lb
Carolina Pride Pork Sausage - .87

Super Kroger Week!

Sorry about no pictures, mysterious beings have kidnapped my camera cable, this should be fixed soon and then I can update this post with pictures.

15 Mentos Strawberry Lime Gums
16 Suave Deodorants

Almost FREE stuff
15 boxes of Fruit Loops 3/$1 after sale + automatic $4 off 3 discount + $1 off Coupon
15 boxes of Special K 3/$1 after sale + automatic $4 off 3 discount + $1 off Coupon

Good Deal
24 Large Stage 3 Jars of Beech Nut Baby Food - sale $6/12 - 3 ($1.50/8) = $7.50 or .31 each
25 Medium Stage 2 Jars of Beech Nut Baby Food sale $10/25 - 3($1.50/8) = $5.50 0r .22 each

This is a good case of I didn't take the time to do the math completely for the stage 2 and now I wish I had just gotten another 24 of the large jars. I did these deals on 2 different days, and wasn't paying as much attention, I was just looking at FLAVORS, LOL. Anyone who has kids still on jarred baby food the deal is good til January 20th.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Kmart Plan for 1/11

Well I did not make it to KMart this morning. The kid has been cutting a tooth and had me up half the night and when he went back down around 7 am, I took a nap! This is the list of things that I am going to look for if I do make it down town to the KMart Super Doubles Event. These prices and deals have come from the KMart Ad and from Hot Coupon World, and may not end up being the prices at my store. (I hate when that happens!)

Some Reported Prices on Hot Coupon World
Free - Hormel Compleats $2 -$1/1 12/7/08 SS
Free - Motts 4 Tots 64 oz 5/$10 $1/1 12/7/08 SS
Free - Reynold's Rapid Release non-stick heavy duty 35 sq ft $2.00 12/14/08 SS
Free - Rolaids 3-pack rolls $1.79$1/1 1/4/09 insert
Free - Trident Gum 3-pk $2/4 $1/1 12/7/08 SS
Free - Tums Smoothies 12 ct $1.89$1/1 11/16/08 SS
From KMarts Current Ad's
Crest spin brushes- $1 off plus $1 coupon doubled
Free - Mentos gum $1.89 -$1 Q
Ziplock Containers- 2.50 each Q in the 1/11
Scotch Gift Wrap Cutter- 50% plus $1/1 11/23 SS
Free - Airwick Luminaire $4.99- $5/1 12/7 SS

Coupons that I have that hopefully will make some of these items FREE or close to it!
Reach dental floss- $1 Q
No nonsense panty hose- $1.50 Q
Maloxx $2 Q
Mr. Clean .50 Q
Dawn simple pleasures $1Q
Excedrin- 80ct. $2Q
Hefty trash bags- $1Q
Sanihand wipes- $1Q
Vaseline lotion- 800ml or larger- $1.50Q
Minute Rice Product- $1Q
GE energy smart light bulb $1 Q(on singles)
Colgate $1.50 Q
Tide total care $1Q
Icy hot, aspercreme- on ANY one $1Q
Schick disposable razors and refills $2Q
Endust $2Q

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I HEART KMart Super Doubles!

I am so excited because Sunday morning I am going to go to KMart and get FREE STUFF because they are doing Super Doubles (Doubling Coupons up to $2 = up to $4 off!!) for a whole week! The best stuff will be gone by Sunday afternoon, so I am going to brave driving in Little Rock which I loath to do to go sans the hubby and the kid for the total concentration factor. Oh how I love KMart Super doubles..... Last time I got FREE Nail polish, candy, cleaning supplies, lotion, shampoo, nail files, nail clippers and MORE and then lots of cheap stuff, like boxes of cereal for $.25!!

You can checkout the ad here. I will update a list of coupons to use tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Freebies for Your Birthday!

Did you know that companies and restaurants want to give you presents on your birthday???
Heres some links from the Little Rock/Benton/Bryant Area!
Applebee's - free dessert (no sign up required)
Arbys - free food with purchase
Baskin Robbins - free ice cream
The Childrens Place - 15% - 20% off
Cold Stone Creamery - free ice cream
Dunkin Donuts - free ice cream
Krispy Kreme - free dozen when you buy one
Lone Star Steak House - $15 gift certificate
Macroni Grill - free dessert with purchase
MiMi's Cafe -free breakfast, free food
Moe's Southwest Grill - free entree
On the Border - free food
Outback Steakhouse - free dessert on your birthday, no sign up required- but you can sign up and get special offers and discounts in the mail
Red Lobster -$5 coupon
Ruby Tuesdays - free dessert
Subway - free meal with purchase
T.G.I. Fridays - jsut for signing up you will recieve a free appetizer coupon emailed to you right awaym then more coupons for your birthday

Just for the Kiddos!
Applebees - free kids meal, fill out card at restaurant
Burger King - free kids meal
Chuckee Cheese - free tokens (12 and younger)
Denny's - free kids meal and sundae (10 and younger) with purchase of adult entree
Sonic - free kids meal (13 and younger)
Target - treats?? no specifics on this deal, just says sign up to get birthday treats
Toys R Us - $3-$5 coupon for free toy ( ages 1-10)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Walgreens Deals - Good thru Sat. the 10th

***FREE***Buy two Stayfree Maxi pads 28-ct. at $6.99, use B1G1 coupon from 1/04 insert, this $1/1 internet printable and Stack with $3/1 Walgreens coupon (in the weekly ad--should take off $6)
***Make Money***Electrasol Gelpack (20 ct.)--$3.49Use $2.50/1 coupon from 1/4 insertsSubmit for EasySaver Rebate #31--get $1.50 back when you buy one (Limit 1) - Free plus $0.51 in overage after coupon and rebate
***FREE***Garnier Fructis Hair products--$2.99Use $1/1 coupon from 1/4 inserts, Stack with $2/1 coupon in January EasySaver catalog
***FREE***Reynolds Wrap Foil--$0.99Use $1/1 coupon from 12/14 Smartsource insert
Hershey's Candy Bars--2/$1 after in-ad couponUse Buy One, Get One from 11/09 SmartSource insert- $0.11 for two after coupon
Palmolive Dish Liquid--$0.79 after in-ad coupon, use $0.50/1 from 1/4 inserts - $0.29 each after coupon (limit of 2 per transaction)
Quaker Instant Oatmeal 10 pk.--$1.99Use $1/1 internet printable coupon-$0.99 each after coupon
Viactive Chews or Glides 60 ct.--on sale $3 off ($5.49 each)Use $1/1 coupon from 1/4 inserts and Stack with $3/1 coupon in January EasySaver catalog- $1.49 each after coupon
Buy 8 bottles of SunSilk (on clearance at most stores for $2.29), Get $10 Register RewardsUse 4 $2/2 coupons from 11/16 insert- Approximately $0.32 plus tax for 8 bottles of Sunsilk after coupons and Register Rewards
Buy 4 Bayer Heart Advantage 30 ct. at $5 each, Get $10 Register Rewards Use 4 $2/1 internet printables - $0.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards
Buy 6 boxes of South Beach Living Bars on sale 2/$5, Get $5 Register RewardsUse 6 $1/1 internet printables - $0.66 each after coupons and Register Rewards
Buy four boxes of select Kelloggs Cereals at 4/$10, Get $3 Register Rewards when you buy fourUse 4 $1/1 internet printables - $0.75 per box after coupons and Register Rewards
***Make Money***Revlon Matte Collection Blush or Eyeliner $9.99, Revlon Matte Collection Lipstick $7.99, or Revlon Matte Collection Eye Shadow $4.99Use $2/1 or $1/1 from recent SmartSource inserts - Free plus $1-$2 overage after coupon and full rebate
***Make Money***Orajel Cold Sore Medicine--$8.49 Use $1/1 from the 10/26 SmartSource insert - Free plus $1 overage after coupon and full rebate
AutoExpressions Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshener--$4.99 Send in for full manufacturer's rebate here - Free plus overage after both rebates.
Thanks to Money Saving Mom for putting all the deals in one place!

Benton Kroger Coupon Policies

  1. Doubles up to $.65 (up to the price of the item- will not give overage)
  2. Only doubles 8 like coupons at a time
  3. Have lots of Catalina deals where you can buy so many of one item or brand and coupon will print for a dollar amount off your next order. You can buy the items with coupons!

Example of one I did before Christmas: Buy 8 philly cream cheeses and get $4 off your next order- I had coupons for $.50/2 which doubled, they were on sale for $1.25.

So 8 x $1.25 - 4 (.50 x 2) = $6 and then I received a $4 coupon for my next order making my 8 cream cheese cost $2- which was great for all the holiday cooking.

I have also received free yeast to make bread with this kind of offer.

Walgreens Basics

The Easy Saver Magazine is put out monthly, inside you will see all of the rebates for the month and there are also instant value coupons to cut. The Easy Saver can be found in paper form at the front of the store by the weekly ad papers. You can also view them online here.

Couple of things about coupons at Walgreens.

  1. Walgreens coupons can be stacked (combined) with manufactures coupons.
  2. Manufactures coupons need to be given to the cashier first before any Walgreens coupons to avoid beeping (when the register rejects a coupon).
  3. You can use coupons to buy something you are going to get a Register Reward for.

Register Rewards: these are like cash to be used at Walgreens within a set amount of time- watch the expiration dates, it sucks if you don't notice and find it expired!

  1. Once in a while they wont print (has not happen to me personally yet), have the manager re ring you up a another register if they still don't print- return your items and get your coupons back!
  2. You can also write to the Catalina Company (they are the makers of the machine) and get your issues resolved that way.
  3. Register Rewards cannot be used on the same deal to get the deal again. For example if Dove Shampoo is buy 2 get a $5 RR, I cannot turn around to use the $5 RR to buy more Dove and expect the RR to print again.
  4. You can "roll" the RR into other deals by different makers or use them on FAR products.
  5. You can only redeem 1 RR per transaction but you can do multiple transactions, just split your order up. (I actually try to not leave the store with a RR at all, I will make a plan so when I check out, I seperate my order- first I buy the stuff that will print out the RR and then I use the RR to pay for rest.)

Free After Rebate (FAR)- Walgreens puts out several items a month that are free after rebate- you can use a manufactures coupon on these and get the full sale price back, therefor you would make money on the FAR products.

Rebates from Walgreens

  1. Can be done online quickly and easily!
  2. If you allow them to put the money on a Walgreens gift card they will add 10%, again making you money. (I have been shopping at Walgreens for the past few months and have very rarely needed anymore money out of pocket I just keep refilling the Walgreens card at the end of the month and then use that money for the current months deal