Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesdays Savings Finds....

Discovery Store DVD up to 70% off sale:
Click on "Sale" in the upper right hand corner.
Over 250 DVDs at $9.99 or less. Up to 75% off hundreds of DVD movies and TV shows, plus, coupon code "EML2009" knocks $5 off orders of $25 or more. Shipping starts at $4. There are childrens learning DVDs, Nature DVDs, and tons of space and science DVDs
Hint: Start your shopping at Ebates.com to receive a 5% cash refund!

Free DVD Rentals at Redbox:
Before you leave for either WalMart or Albertsons, take these codes with you to rent a Redbox DVD for free. You will still have to enter your credit card (so they can collect rental fees if you don't return it on time). Each code will work once per individual credit card. Here are the codes:
A feature of Redbox allows you to reserve a copy of your desired movie.
Movies are usually $1 each, plus tax per day.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Amy's Day Out....Country n Savin' Money

Today started with a solo drive to Burlington, to be in line for KMPS music stop.
Snagged a free, pre-release copy of Brad Paisley's new CD (Yea!). That was a $15.0o savings!

Next door to the stop, was Avenue. It rang a sound of familiarity, so I quick-checked my Entertainment book and came up with a 40% off one item. They were in the midst of a super sale already, so I shopped spectacularly and saved a lot. Here's what I got:
One stylish large black beach bag
One Stylish straw hat (wide enough brim to keep the sun off)
One Very cute and Functional wallet-case-thing (slim, rectangular wallet)
Four assorted nice necklaces (these are gifts for b-day and christmas)
One bronze-colored bracelet-style watch (I've been looking for one!)
One necklace in green colors (for all my new "green wear")
One set of three shorter necklaces (these were only .96 for the three) for Gracie and friends

I paid $32.xx, Full price was near $75

I paid a visit to Office Max. I found a two sticker sheets (conversation hearts and st. patricks day). These rang up at .01 each. Also bought .90 3-subject notebook and a "SLOW Children at Play" sign for our driveway.

When I returned home to Oak Harbor, we made a trip to Safeway. I had the most delicious roast beef half-sandwich and cup of soup. I splurged on this $5.xx dinner after bagging these savings:

Trip one:
Four boxes of Pop Secret (sale .99 each, had two .75/2 coupons)
One bottle of Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (sale .99, had $1/1 coupon)
Two pks Trident Gum (clearance for .99, had two .75/1 coupons):
Paid: $3.37, Saved $15.10 (that's 82% by their math)

Trip Two:
Two pks Trident Gum (clearance .99 each, used .75/1 coupon)
Four pks Extra Polar Ice Gum (sale bogo $1.34 each, had two BOGO coupons)
Paid: $1.23, Saved: $9.09 (Savings of 88%)

Not bad for a frugal gal's day out!

Albertsons Savings, Once Again! 6/28

Made two trips to Albertsons today (Sunday)..... Here are the details:

Trip One:
Nine Starkist Tunas (three $1.50/3 coupons)
One Activia Yogurt Pack (one $1/1 insert coupon)

Paid: $1.72 cash paid
Saved $15.86 (with coupons, Albertsons Doublers, and the instant $5 discount)

Received: Two $1 off your next purchase Catalinas and a coupon for FREE Albertsons Cookies (up to $3.99), and a coupon for $2.50/10 tuna (for next trip's purchase!)

Note: Starkist is giving us $1 off our next purchase when we purchase 5 tunas. Use the $1 off your next purchase for anything but tuna (purchase other things in the same transaction) in order to continue receiving the $1 off catalinas.

Gained: I saved the $15.86, plus I received $2 in "cash" for next purchases and the free cookies coupon -- I'd say this trip paid for itself!

Trip Two:
Twenty-Six Starkist Tunas (used two $2.50/10 and one $1.50/3 coupons)

One Wasa Fiber Crackers (there are $1/1 coupons on the product for these, located in the salad dressing aisle- double these with the in-ad doublers)

Two Kelloggs PopTarts
Three Kelloggs Frosted Flakes
Two Kelloggs Rice krispies
Two Kraft Mac n Cheese Cups
Two Kelloggs Raisin Bran
Three Dannon Activia Yogurt

Two Ben n Jerrys Ice Cream Pints (found $1.50/1 coupons at 7-11)

One Jennie-O Turkey Bratwurst (on sale for $3.99, had a $2 discount attached)

One 18-Ct Package Albertsons Chocolate Chip Cookies (free coupon)

Two Albertsons Doublers Coupon from Ad
One Free Cookies Catalina Coupon
Epic Savings, $20.00 Discount (forty items purchased)
MFG, Store, Sales and Bonus Buy Savings

Paid: $21.97
Saved: $90.24
Five Save $1 off your Next Order
Three $5/$60 purchase coupons for July
Two $2.50/10 Tuna coupons
and some coupons for Hagen Das and Dove Ice Cream

Gained: We saved $95.25, if you add the five $1 OYNO coupons with the cash savings

With our Savings, we ventured over to the book box, next to customer service. We found two books which totaled $5.40. On our receipt was a survey offer, which will net us $2 off our next purchase in-store.

Next: One last trip to Albertsons, with my OYNO's, free bread and $2/$10 in produce, and $2/$10 in beef coupons in hand to purchase some meat and produce for the weekend. I may go for another set of Tunas, with my $2.50/10 coupons as well.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jackpot at Albertsons.... 6/24

This was the "big Sale"... Even Albertsons, in their promotion is calling it "Epic". Well, I think I topped "Epic", even for me.

Here's the scoop -- I'd take a photo but I had to put it away quick when I got home 'cause we were on our way to swimming....

Three bottles hershey's syrup
($1/3 coupon)

Three boxes Raisin Bran
(three $1/1 coupons)
(get yours at redplum.com)

Two boxes rice krispies
(two $1/1 coupons)

One box frosted flakes
(one $1/1 coupon)

Ten Kraft mac n cheese cups
(bogo coupon, .55/2 coupon and $1/2 coupons)

Forty-Six Starkist Tuna Packets)
($1.50/3 coupons)

Six boxes capri sun
($1/1 coupons)

Three gallons milk 3/$5

Four Dannon Activia cup packs
($1/1 coupons)

One ball motz cheese (on clearance for $1.99, was $4.99)
One Pkg Kraft string cheese 12-pk (on clearance for $1.99, was $6.99)

Misc Coupons:
$2 OYNO (catalina from earlier transaction)
$10 OYNO (catalina from last week's sale)
Two $1/1 doubling coupons (from Alb's ad)

$35 in "Epic Savings" discounts (I purchased 70 Items from the "buy 10, get $5 instant discount)

Suprise Bonus Catalinas:

Received nine Save $1 OYNO (catalinas) for my purchase of the tuna packets- I figured that $1 was given for every 5 I purchased

Received Free Bread coupon (not the receipt survey, this printed from the catalina machine)

Received Starkist Catalina: Save $2.50 when you buy 10 Starkists (I'll use this for another purchase later this week)

Received Catalina for $2 off purchase of $10 in produce

Total Savings:
Albertsons Preferred Savings:$81.74
Coupon Savings: $56.60
Store Coupons (Doublers) $2
Clearance Savings (from the cheese discounts $8)

Total Receipt savings: 148.34
Plus: $9 in $1 coupons, $2 free bread, $2.50 Starkist Savings, and $2 Produce Coupon
And the $12 in Catalina Discounts from previous promotions used today

Total Saved Today:

What did I spend? I spent just $23.24
(and it took me only 25 minutes to shop and aprox 15 mins to get the coupons together- not bad for an "hourly wage"

Anyone want to get together to max your savings too? I'm going to start a coupon swap group - you too, can save like this. Let's band together, get all the coupons from your friends/family/church/playgroup -- and we can become super savers, every week!

Here are a few bonus Items:
Coupons.com has .80/3 Hamburger Helper coupons - Match this with the Albertsons doubler (they're on sale 10/$10) and get three for $1.40

Seventh Generation Cleaning Products and Baby Product Coupons:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Where's June Going? Here are a few goodies to Catch Up:

Free Will and Trust Kit from Suze Orman
Gift Code is "people first"

Free Sample Colgate:

Free Stayfree and Carefree (and other free samples at walmart.com):

Friday, June 12, 2009

Who Wants to Meal Plan With Me?

I've heard it discussed in several circles lately. Add to that, my goal this month is to eat entirely out of my pantry and freezer, with the exception of produce, milk and a few meat/seafood purchases. Yesterday, while cooking a roast, I found that several of the cans I took from the pantry were dated for this year -- so, it signaled to me time to clean out.

Here's my favorite place to start - it's Menus4Moms.com. Its's free -- and you can either follow their planned menus, or they will give you the free forms to print and create for yourself. Sign up and they will send you a weekly meal, plus more tips and ideas for everyday life. There are also lots of other home organizing forms there (put them in the SavingCentsEveryday.com's suggested "Home Organizer Notebook" for improved family efficiency).

Here's the website:


If you want to join me on this challenge, post here or send me a note!

Good luck, and many good, meals to you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday Finds, Take Two

Save $5/$25 at Walgreens online or instore Wednesday and Thursday Only:

Arbys Wednesday Freebie - Wednesday 6/10:
Free Roast Chicken Club with any Soft Drink Purchase

Espresso Connection Begins their "Customer Appreciation Month":
Everyday a new giveaway or deal - watch their reader boards for days like:
All 16oz or smaller drinks for $1
Free bag of Coffee Day
Six Stamp Sunday
Every 10th customer gets a pre paid $25 prepaid card
and WAY More

Oak Harbor's Old Fashioned 4th of July - Get your Carnival Tickets Now through July 1st at 5pm. Save $5 off the price of of tickets. Get yours at Oak harbor Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant.com - 80% off Through June 15
Coupon Code is "PRESENT"
Get your $25 Gift Certificates for only $2
Nearly any city in the U.S. - find a new favorite restaurant, wherever your summer takes you!

Terrific Tuesday Finds

This Mailer is Super - Coupons for Pretzels and Popsicle:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Freebies and Finds June 3

Free Sample BBQ Sauce @ WalMart:

Enter @ Glade, You May Receive Summer Fun Pack:
These usually do come, you guess that you're one of the first 10,000

Free Sample John Fredia @ Walmart:

Join Luvs Mail, Get a $1/1 Coupon by Mail:

Free Water Bottle and Sippy Cup at Juicy Juice:

New Printable Coupons for Safeway @ Safeway.com

Quick Pinecone Research Join Link is open!


Go and sign up for Pinecone Research - they pay cash (and you might get cat food, noodles or some other fun product to try!) Invitations don't last long!