Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MORE Wendy's Free Fries Coupons Through Facebook *UPDATED TWICE

I really like Wendy's new fries.  I've already used two coupons from their last promotion I posted about.  The value size is very tiny but I guess that just means you don't have to worry about them getting cold.  Fairbanks has updated to the Sea Salt Fries but North Pole as of Tuesday still tastes like the old ones.

I'm a little confused about this new promotion, FRY-FOR-ALL .  It is simple enough to get the coupon for a value sized fry but your level (small, medium, large) doesn't change the size on the fry couponI think that is a little misleading.  But the 5 people who cashed in on your small fry catergory can replay towards the 15 coupons in the medium category to try for the instant win prizes.  That last sentence will make a lot more sense if you look HERE at the promotion page.  You can also win prizes but I'll just be excited to get a medium fry.  I'll post an update if I find out more.  But these have reset so even if you printed from the last promotion this past weekend you can print 2 more.  Even though you can only print two per facebook account, I was able to print 4 on one computer by using my husband's page.

*Update...  After the first 5 fries are taken from your post, the promotion makes it so you have to open the next package of coupons.  So now you have a new link to post on your wall because the old link will say you are out of coupons to share.  This is the most complicated promotion I have ever seen. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hallmark's New $5 off $5 purchase

Save $5 on you total purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores between 12/3/10-12/5/10.  Go HERE for the coupon.  I was able to print two but it states one per customer.  I wonder if my three year old counts as a customer?

Free Natural Cut Fries with Sea Salt at Wendys

Get your free coupon HERE for a free Value Sized Natural-Cut Fry with Sea Salt at Wendys.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bloggers... 50 Free Holiday Cards from Shutterfly

I just signed up for this so I can't confirm if it is working myself but the friend that posted this information said it worked for her.  Thanks Jamie!
"Shutterfly has compiled fresh and fabulous holiday cards we’re proud to showcase and we’re eager to hear which holiday designs are your favorite. If you would like to contribute a blog write up and receive 50 free holiday cards."

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wii Games At Freds + Free Turkey Out

I haven't looked at too many blogs to see if this deal has posted but I thought I should let you know just in case.  Freds if have a great deal right now on Wii games.  I wonder if they are panicking because of the new motion sensors coming out for other games.  We have had Wii for a bit now.  But I think we only average adding about 2.5 games a year.  And the last one we got was at Christmas last year.  So here is the amazing deal...

-Saving Certifitate that can be used in the electronic section.  It can be found in the two days sales ad released Friday and the Saturday one day sales ad.  $10/$50, $20/$100, and $30/$150.
-10% off Wii Software coupon found in weekly electronic ad and two day ad for Friday and Saturday.
-Coupon hanging next to Wii Games.  Get $25 Fred Meyer gift card when you purchase two wii games $29.99 and up.

The guy helping me couldn't have been nicer but I had taken so much of his time asking him about certain games that I didn't want to keep him any longer by trying out the coupons.   I want to know if I can use the 10% on the $29.99 games and still get the gift card.  Will the register still see them as $29.99 games or now see them as less?  I guess I'll find out tomorrow.  And lately instead of handing out gift cards the people at the registers just ask me if I want it deducted off my bill.  Be careful if you do that because that might change your savings certificate.

Also note that you should give them your $25 coupon before the certificate because that could also change the amount of the games to under $29.99.  So I'll be giving them my coupons in this order $25 gift card, saving certificate, and then the 10% off if they let me.

Ok and not to get you all too confused but don't forget to use your free turkey coupons too.  They came in Wednesdays paper with some other nice coupons.  The woman at customer service was kind enough to let me know that she thinks there will be another free turkey coupon in Sundays paper.  I can't post the other coupons right now without waking my son.  If I remember two of them were for eggs and soup.  And then they had an advertisement for really cheap potatoes.  10 pounds for $1.98.  So the plan for tomorrow is games, groceries and the turkey.     

Hello Again

Well I got back from a much needed trip to PA to see my family.  I feel refreshed.  And life seems very different now for some reason.  My husband has a new job.  He is now on the road to becoming a journeyman in about 5 years.  It is like there is a light at the end of the tunnel of all this penny pinching.  If I just keep on saving what I can, we might actually build a savings account.  And last month we paid off the last of our medical bills.  (And the angels sing!)

Also, I started remodeling againg.  We started 3.5 years ago.  There was this plan to move to Kenai.  But when my son was born 14 weeks premature it just stopped.  And then building supplies became the last thing on the list when it came to spending money.  So we have been living in the hands of disorganization.  And I'll tell you a secret that I'm a little embarrassed to admit.  I'm a sucker for that new Nate show.  The guy that was always on Oprah.  I always thought "Who is going to watch that show?" when I saw it advertised.  ME!  I don't know why but I love it.  It motivates me.

Let me tell you about my home.  I have been told by a construction worker who built the house behind us that the people who built my house asked them how to do certain work because they flat didn't know how to build certain things.  So we found pipes that were just capped, our ventilation fans leaked in water from the snow, drywall was cut short, framing needed to be recut, and the list goes on.  So..... after the huge list of major problems got fixed (including a new leach field for our 5 year old house) we are making it look better on the outside too.  Sorry to those of you that are fans of popcorn ceilings but they had to go.  And with 7 dogs we ended up taking the carpet out.  So right now the thing that is taking up most my time is taking skim coating the walls and taping up the gaps.  And then sanding.  And then doing it all over again... a couple times.  So thank the Lord for the Nate Show and the motivation it gives me.

I am not couponing like I used to be but I am looking for deals and cooking from scratch or semi-scratch.  Today I made 4 lasagnas.  So I plan on posting here and there about some good deals that I've found and haven't seen posted on other sites.  Maybe I'll even post some remodeling pictures too.  I've very excited about this winter.  I think its going to be a good one!   

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Where did I go?

"Where have I been?" will probably be a theme until October.  Things have been really crazy and stressful.  I just really like doing the blog and was really difficult for me to just stop checking for deals.  It took me probably three weeks to get my priorities in order.  It hit me one day that Alaska sets my priorities as far as chores/tasks.  Berry picking is not more important than planning my shopping list.  But there is only a short time that I can blueberry pick.  So I'm starting to look more at the time frame I'm dealing with.  It has really cut down on feeling like "I'm running out of time!"  I'm just having trouble picking what is actually important to accomplish.   

Very important family time is going to keep me away until October.  Until I leave for my trip I have a lot of summer stuff to wrap up and prepare for winter.  Summer has always been short and I'm going to have to cut it even shorter this year.  But it is for good reason.  And since this trip is going to be on the longer side I want to spend as much time as possible with the husband.  So until I type again...  I hope you all have a great rest of summer and enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Famous Footwear $10/$10 Deal- Ends Tonight

  I took this coupon with a grain of salt because I know how expensive the shoes are at Famous Footwear.  My son needed new sandals, sneakers and my husband needed sneakers.  Rethinking my shopping, I'm a little disappointed in myself.  The women next to me had it right.  She got sandals for her son for $1.99.  And then she had a second $10/$10 coupon and got 6 pairs of socks for $.99. 
  Well I did it a little differently.  I dragged my hubby along so we could both use one.  I thought they might be picky but they let the woman beside me use two (note that they were two separate purchases).  I got a good deal on the sandals.  They were $24.99, markdown to $14.99, $10/$10 off, final price $4.99.  And they are really nice.  They even light up.  I know, I'm a nerd.  The lights make my son happy, which makes me happy.   And then I got sucked into the buy one get one 1/2 off deal.  Grrrr!  That deal always messes with my head.  The deal only makes their overpriced shoes equal to the price of Fred Meyers daily prices.  But we need the shoes so I'm going to let this little glitch in my great shopping slide.  My husband's shoes were $59.99 (LA Gear sneakers so that is way over priced), marked down to $39.99.  Son's shoes were $29.99, half price $15.00.  Total $54.98- $10/$10= $44.98 for both pairs of shoes.  Ok, just one more time, yuck!
  So there is my shopping story.  If you can wait for a better deal to come along in August with the back to school deals, wait to buy multiple shoes there.  If you need shoes right away it isn't a terrible deal.  If you need kid's sandals and socks it is a great deal.  HERE is the Facebook link.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Chili's Email Club

What won't I belong to for free coupons?  I got an email that if I joined Chili's email club I could get free food.  It is frustrating for me to see promotions on TV but know that Alaska doesn't participate in them.  But the website said that Fairbanks, AK is a participating location so I'll definitely be stopping in with coupons in hand.

I got two coupons...
1) Free Chips and Queso- Cheese dip with seasoned beef.  Served with warm tostada chips and house-made salsa.  The coupon expires two weeks from printing.  One coupon per table.
2) Free Brownie Sundae- Warm, rich chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.  The coupon expires three weeks from printing.  One coupon per table.  You have to enter the last four numbers of your credit card to get the brownie coupon.  The credit card I used didn't really fit the description of the credit card I most use at Chili's.

Go Here to sign up.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Free Back-to-School Ziploc Gift Pack!

The first 10,000 people so hurry!  Right At Home is giving away Back-to-School Ziploc Gift Packs!  HERE 

The pack includes...
~One box of 50-count Ziploc Brand Sandwich Bags
~One box of 25-count Ziploc Brand Storage Bags with the Smart Zip Seal
~One package of Ziploc Brand Containers with the Smart Snap Seal, small bowl 
*If you received another Right At Home Gift Pack in the past 180 days you are not eligible.
**Mails October 15th, so think of it as an early Christmas present!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Fred Meyer's 6 Hour Sale Monday

Fred Meyer is having a 6 Hour Door Buster Sale on Monday morning.  They posted an AD already.  I just signed in to check the 4 Day True Blue Sale AD that runs through Sunday.  I really haven't had a chance to look at it yet.  Though this does answer my question about if they will put out a savings certificate.  Well last year they put one out during the first week in August so hopefully soon.

I really like the "new" Freds so much better than the one on Airport.  The "old" Fred's coupon exchange is disgusting.  It's a trash can.  I'm so glad that we have two to pick from.  I'm sure there are good employees in the "old" Freds but I keep catching attitude with every visit.  It is just not worth it.  I just don't understand how two stores can be so different.  Good Job "New" Freds!  (And it isn't about being new.  My favorite Safeway is the one in North Pole.)   

School Supplies Coupons, Stock Up Before August!

I debated about passing these by.  It seemed like if I admitted to myself that Back to School Sales are on there way, summer would be over.  I saw The Krazy Coupon Lady had posted coupons for school supplies and I finally broke down tonight and went back to her post to print them off.  I like these coupons because they work well with using the Fred Meyer's Saving Certificates.

Let me stop right here for a second.  I need to just give a little talk about the blessed Savings Certificates.  I have a listed called the "$25.00 List."  You don't have much notice that they are offering this savings certificate.  It is basically a 20% off deal ($5/25, $10/50, sometimes they go higher) on everything but the groceries.  So I have an emergency list of things we want/need when the ad pops up for a day or two.  I go to the store with the savings certificate, 7 day coupons, bonus coupons and manufacturer coupons.  And I SAVE BIG!!!  Once I saved 92%.

Ok, back to the savings...
$2/10 purchase of Post-It Products
$1/1 Post it Cube
$1/1 Wall Mounted Pop-Up Dispenser
$1/1 Post-It Flags or Tabs
$1/1 Post-It Flag & Highlighter
$1/1 Post-It Removable Label
All Here

And there is about 8 Scotch Tape Brand Products HERE (sorry I don't have a chance to write out the list).

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wendy's Summer of Real

Wendy's has a new instant win game.  You can obtain codes from Wendy's products but it is also a "no purchase required" game.  I love no purchase required.  You can request a code but here is one floating around online to use (thanks Cha-Ching on a Shoestring) 329492855844.  They have some pretty big prizes but they are giving away a lot of My Coke Rewards points.  Try your luck HERE.

Nivea Lip Care Coupons, 2 Locations for $2/2

Nivea Lip Care Coupon $2/2  HERE  Many blogs had a similar one posted today through the Nivea site but I found a different one through sheer luck because that one was dead.  And then there is one HERE also, $2/2.  So if you print two at both locations you can get 4.  Safeway in the lower 48 are selling the lip care for $.99.  I'm hoping it is $1.25 up here.  I definitely need to stock up on this before the winter.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mission Tortillas Coupon printing as of 6:30PM AK

I never get this when it is posted on other sites.  I try it when I see it but there are never any coupons.  But today when I clicked on The Coupon Project's old post from yesterday, which was dead last night, it was alive today!  So go here to print your $.75 coupons towards any one package of Mission Tortillas. 

Starbucks Coffee Treat Receipt

Don't throw away your morning receipt from you Starbucks Coffee (or "any purchase" before 2pm).  If you take it back after 2PM you can get any Grande (16 oz) cold drink for just $2.00.  I don't know yet if this applies to Alaska yet.  It runs from June 29th through October 4th.  Check out the details here

Hillshire Farm's Fresh Taste Challenge $5.00

Take the Hillshire Farm's Fresh Taste Challenge Here  Try a tub of their lunch meat and let them know what you think.  If you like the lunch meat they will give you $5.00 in coupons instantly.  I wonder if they let you print them twice?  Or if you don't think it tastes fresh they will send you a $5.00 gift card in the mail (can take 8 weeks).  You will find a unique code in the package to enter on their site.  One gift card per address. 

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fred Meyer's Monthly Deals (June 23rd-July 20th)

I highlighted the deals I thought were notable.  I double checked almost everything but I have a crazy, potty training, two-year-old kiddo who insists on including me in playtime. I typed most of this wearing a plastic fireman’s hat.  In theory I’m going to print out this list and make some coupon notes. Then I’ll come back and edit in the notes and repost it with an “*updated*” title.   

Fred Meyer Coupons:
FM Charcoal Brisquets 18lb- $4.99 (L-1)
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce 28oz- $2.50 (L-2)  (The sauce that was on sale a couple weeks ago for $1.50 were the 14oz. bottles.)
Gatorade 32oz- B4G1 Free (L-5)  (On sale for $1.25 each.)
Stubb’s BBQ Sauce or Marinade- $3.99 (L-6)
Arriba Salsa 16oz- $4.79 (L-6)
Toastettes Croutons 6oz- $2.00 (L-6)
Hero Preserves 12oz- $4.59 (L-4)
J&D Bacon Salt- $3.99 (L-2)
Stash Tea- $3.00 (L-6)
Chef Paul Salmon Seasoning- $3.99 (L-2)
DaVinci Pasta 16oz- $2.00 (L-6)
Nakano Vinegar- $3.50 (L-6)
Morari Balsamic Vinegar- $4.99 (L-6)
Girard’s Salad Dressing- $3.99 (L-6)
Sans Sucre Pie or Mousse- $3.50 (L-6)
Kona Coast Marinade- $4.99 (L-6)
Private Selection…  Bacon 12oz- $3.99 (L-4)
                              Ice Cream 16oz- $1.50 (L-4)
                              Entrees- $6.49 (L-4)
                              Organic Bread- $2.99 (L-2)
                              Rubs- $5.99 (L-2)
2-Liter A&W, 7-UP, RC, Sunkist or Squirt- $1.75 (L-4)
MCP or Sure Jell brand Pectin- B4G a 5lb Bag of FM Sugar Free
Off Products- Save $1.00  (This is a FM Cpn so I would pair it with MFCpns)
Batter Blaster Organic Pancake Mix- Save $1.00 on FM eggs
Javatopia Organic Coffee- Save $3.00 on 4lb
Mexi Snax Tortilla Chips- $2.50 (L-4)
Cascade Ice Sparkling Water- $1.25
Wolfgang Puck Soup- $2.00 (L-4)  (Lots of cpns in the cpn exchange for this soup.)
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze- $1.79 (L-6)  (Lots of cpns out for this also.)
12 Pack of 7-Up, RC, A&W, Diet Rite or Sunkist- $5.00 (L-2)
Florida Natural Juice- $3.50 (L-4)
FM Napkins, Plates, Bowls or Cups- $1.67 (L-3)
Quaker Quakes Rice Cakes- $1.25 (L-4)  (Cpns in the cpn exchange for rice cakes.)

Monthly Markdowns...
Private Selection Organic Milk ½gal- $3.00
FM Whipped Topping 7oz- $2.00
Mountain High Yoghurt 32oz- $3.00
Egg Beaters- $3.00
Kozy Shack Pudding 22oz- $3.00
International Delight Creamer 16oz- $1.99
Daisy Sour Creamer 16oz- $1.99
FM Cottage Cheese 24oz- $2.50
Sargento Sliced Cheese- $3.00
Precious String Cheese 24oz- $6.99
Tillamook Shredded Cheese 8oz- $2.50  (It isn't a terrible price for this item but it is so much cheaper to just shredded your own.)
Kroger American Singles 16oz- $3.00
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Singles 5oz- $2.00 (display has $.55 cpns)
Tillamook Cheese 8oz… Smoked Black Pepper White, Garlic Chili Pepper, Extra Sharp, Smoked Medium Cheddar- $6.49
Presidents Crumbled Feta Cheese 6oz- $4.99
Land O Lakes American Cheese- $5.99lb

Kellogg’s Cereal- $3.50  (I hope you are all familiar with the Toy Story 3 deals going on right now.  I should blog about those just to make sure.)
Quakers Cereal- $3.00
Malt-O-Meal Cereal- $3.50

Simple Baking
La Victoria Salsa or Sauce- $2.00 (If you have La Victoria Rewards you can get free salsa!)
Rosarita Refried Beans- $1.25
Black Pearl Olives- $1.67
Del Monte Jar Fruit- $3.99
Stagg Chili- $1.67
Hormel Compleats- $2.50
Moore Stew- $2.50
Nalley Pickles- $2.50
Hormel Spam- $2.50
Ronzoni Pasta- $3.00 (terrible price, normal sale is $1.50)
Hunt’s Pasta Sauce- $1.25
Skippy Peanut Butter 40oz- $5.99
Smart Balance Peanut Butter- $3.00  (Cpns in the cpn exchange for PB)
Danish Orchards Spread 32oz- $4.59
Grain Basket Bread- $3.00
FM Rice 2lb- $1.50 (good price for 2lb bags)
FM Apriva Sweetener- $6.99
FM Yellowfin Tuna- $1.00
FM Saltines- $1.50
FM Syrup 24oz- $2.50
Private Selection Mustard- $2.50
Private Selection Pasta 16oz- $1.67
Private Selection Sea Salt- $1.99
Private Selection Maple Syrup 12oz- $8.99
Pillsbury Cookie Mix- $2.39
Ghirardelli Brownie Mix- $2.50
Krusteaz Mix- $2.50
Bays English Muffins 6pks- $3.00
Reser’s Baja CafĂ© Flour Tortillas 10pks- $2.50
Chachies Salsa 24oz- $3.00


FM Donuts 6-8pks- $2.50
FM Gelatin Packs- $2.50
FM Pudding Packs- $2.50
Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn packs- $2.50
Sun Chips- $3.99
Fritos Dip- $2.50
Nabisco Oreo Cakesters- $3.50
Keebler Fudge Shoppe- $3.49
Rold Gold Pretzels- $3.00
Nabisco Fig Newtons- $4.00
Crunch ‘n Munch- $2.50
Keebler Ice Cream Cones- $2.99
De Beakelaer Piroulines- $6.49
Kellogg’s Poptarts- $3.00

Matador Beef Jerky 3oz- $4.49
Hickory Farms Sausage- $6.99
Harry’s Entrees- $3.49
Athenos Hummus 7oz- $3.49 (B1G1 cpn at
Reser’s Salad 3lb- $6.49
Pork Baby Back Ribs- $4.49lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs 3lb- $7.99
Krogers Beef Patties 3lb- $10.49
Tony Roma’s St. Louis Ribs- $12.99
Pall Park Beef Franks- $2.00
Johnsville Breakfast Links, Patties or Ground Sausage- $3.50
Foster Farms Boneless Seasoned Turkey Tenders 24oz- $7.99
Carl Buddig Deli Cuts- $3.00
Farmland Ham Steaks or Cubes 16oz- $4.49
Colassal EZ Peel White Prawns- $6.99
Colassal EZ Peel Jumbo Cooked Shrimp- $6.99

Frozen Food
Fat Boy Ice Cream Packs- $6.99 (interesting name)
Villa Dolce Gelato or Sorbet- $3.00
Jamba Juice Novelties- $3.50
Krusteaz Breakfast- $2.79
Banquet Meals- $1.25
Jose Ole Taquitos- $4.99
Hungry Man Dinners- $3.00
Super Pretzels- $2.50
Cinnamon Churros- $2.50
Kid Cuisine Dinners- $2.50
Simple Potatoes Hash Browns- $2.00

Tree Top Trim Juice 46oz- $3.00
Northland 100% Juice 64oz- $3.00
Gatorade 32oz- $1.25
Millstone Bulk Coffee- $7.99lb
Kivu Package Coffee 10-12oz- $6.99
Lipton Tea 100pks- $3.99
Nestea Instant Tea- $3.50
Lipton Pyramid Tea 18-20pks- $2.50
FM Spring Water- $1.09
FM Punch 12oz Frozen- $1.09
Hawaii’s Own Juice 12oz Frozen- $1.50
24 Pack Coke- $9.99 (Many packs have $2.00 coupons!  Last I saw it was on sale for $7.99, org $15.99)
Fuze- $1.25
Rock Star Energy Drinks- $2.00
SoBe- $1.50
Lipton Tea 6 Packs- $7.99
Powerade 32oz- $.99
Propel 6 Packs- $3.50
Snapple 6 Packs- $6.99  (I think there is a rebate somewhere for these.)
Snapple White Tea- $1.50
Simply Limeade (Lemonade also pictured) - $2.50
Sunny Delight Punch- $3.50
Martinelli’s Sparkling Lemonade- $3.00
Knudsen Natural Brew- $3.49

Other Deals
FM Paper Towels 12roll- $7.99
Viva Paper Towels 1bgrl- $2.50
Scott Paper Towels 1rl- $1.99
Purex Complete 3in1 Laundry Sheets- $6.99
Clorox 2 2x Liquid Bleach- $7.99
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent- $5.99
Arm & Hammer Dryer Sheets or Cloths- $4.49
OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover- $4.29
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes 75pk- $5.99
Pine-Sol Cleaner- $2.50
Palmolive Liquid Dish Detergent 10oz- $2.29
Palmolive Auto Dish Gel 75oz- $4.99
Scrubbing Bubbles Extended-A-Clean Power Sprayer 25oz- $8.99
Kleenex Family Size Facial Tissues- $2.50
Glad Trash Bags- $7.99
Kroger Lip Balm 2pk- $1.00
Pampers Baby Wipes Mega Refills- $5.99
Crest Glide Floss- $2.99
Dial Soap- $4.00
Tone Soap- $4.00
Infusium Hair Care- $5.49
Aussie Hair Styling Products- $3.19
Clairol Herbal Essence Hair Color- $5.99
LOreal Vive Pro or Studio Line Hair Care- $3.50
LOreal Kids Hair Care- $2.79
Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics- $1.99

This list does not contain deals on pet food, pharmacy items, or alcohol sales.
  If you have a blog please do not copy this post but feel free to post a link.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Kellogg's Recall

I was not very happy to see this.  I just bought 9 boxes as part of the Toy Story 3 deal but luckily most of them were Shredded Wheat.  Go Here for all the latest information.

  • "We are recalling the following cereal products packaged in white foil bags due to an off-flavor and smell coming from the bag.

    Only products with the letters "KN" following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall.

    Kellogg's® Apple Jacks®UPC 3800039136
    17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    UPC 3800039132 3
    8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    Kellogg's® Corn Pops®UPC 3800039109
    12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    UPC 3800039111
    17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    UPC 3800039116
    9.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 05 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    Kellogg's® Froot Loops®
    UPC 3800039118
    12.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    UPC 3800039120
    17 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    UPC 3800039125
    8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
    Kellogg's®Honey Smacks®
    UPC 3800039103
    15.3 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

    Again, only products with the letters "KN" following the Better If Used Before Date are included in the recall."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free DiGiorno Pizza

On Facebook DiGiorno is giving away a free deep dish pizza if you post a silly picture of yourself.  It is really easy.  You just paste your face on a photo-opt cutout.  It seriously is really easy.  I thought it was going to take a lot longer.  They send it to you through the mail.  Here

Coca Cola Coupon

I can never find these so I'm really happy to tell you that there is a coke coupon on Facebook.  Here  The coupon states "Save $.99 toward a 14 oz, 16 oz, or 20 oz bottle of Coca Cola."  You send the coupon to a friend on facebook and then they need to send a message back to you with a coupon.  You can only print them once per computer.

Where Did I Go?

   I just noticed my last post was on Wednesday.  My gosh!  Things have been a little crazy.  I have to say that my husband has been saving us money left and right these past couple of weeks.  Summer hits and he becomes Mister Fix-It. 
  We had a post office box but it just got too expensive.  So for $45.00 worth of supplies we now have a mail box.  I realized that in the past 4 years we have spent over $500.00 just to have a little box that we only drive to every two weeks.  He did a really nice job setting up the new one. 
  On Friday night we realized the crawl space under the house had flooded.  I had planned a major shopping trip for that night but instead we gathered every towel in the house for a very dirt filled evening.  Water was everywhere.  Under us and dripping down over us.  Yuck!  A water pipe under the sink was leaking and again for $45.00 my husband had everything fixed.  Well after a mild geyser in the kitchen. 
  And now tonight he is outside fixing the reverse on his boat.  He just took apart an ironing board to use it as handle.  And two weeks ago he put lawnmower wheels on a heavy duty Little Tikes wagon I got at a yard sale for $5.00.  The wagons Little Tikes make are really nice except for the hallow plastic wheels.  But now it is suped-up with solid rubber wheels, but are still sporting the white rims.
  I have realized how lucky I am to have a husband that values saving money and giving new life to things we already have.  I couldn't imagine putting all the work I do into cutting costs if he spent frivolously.  It really is a team effort.  So tonight I salute my amazing husband...  the Jack of all Trades... the Master of None.  Ha ha, just kidding.  You amaze me with your ingenuity.    

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

*Updated 6/17* Cellfire Coupons

Here are all my Cellfire Coupons for Freds and Safeway.  I like to print this list off when I'm matching up good deals and it is nice to have when I find things on discount.  Cellfire reloaded a couple days ago.  Assume it is save $ "on 1" unless otherwise noted.  Half expire June 28th and then July 12th.

*Updated 6/17*
Added to both cards...
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40 on 6
BC Supreme Brownie Save $.75 on 2
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50 on 2
Hamburger Helper® Save $.75 on 3

Safeway Only...
Morton Season-All Save $.55
Starbucks Via Ready Brew $1

Wheaties Fuel cereal Save $1
Wheaties Fuel cereal Save $1
Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55
Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55
Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.55
Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.55
Trix® Cereal Save $.55
Trix® Cereal Save $.55
Bisquick® Save $.50
Bisquick® Save $.50
Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
NV Granola Bars Save $.50
NV Granola Bars Save $.50
NV Gran Nut Clusters Save $1
NV Gran Nut Clusters Save $1
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40 on 6
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40 on 6
BC Supreme Brownie Save $.75 on 2
BC Supreme Brownie Save $.75 on 2
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50 on 2
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50 on 2
Hamburger Helper® Save $.75 on 3
Hamburger Helper® Save $.75 on 3
Kellogg Cereals Save $1 on 2
Kellogg Cereals Save $1 on 2

Wheaties Fuel cereal Save $1
Wheaties Fuel cereal Save $1
Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Yoplait® Fiber One® Save $1
Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Chex Mix® or Snacks Save $.50
Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55
Lucky Charms® cereal Save $.55
Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.55
Honey Nut Cheerios Save $.55
Trix® Cereal Save $.55
Trix® Cereal Save $.55
Bisquick® Save $.50
Bisquick® Save $.50
Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
Fiber One® Chewy Bar Save $.50
NV Granola Bars Save $.50
NV Granola Bars Save $.50
NV Gran Nut Clusters Save $1
NV Gran Nut Clusters Save $1
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40 on 6
Yoplait® Cups Save $.40 on 6
BC Supreme Brownie Save $.75 on 2
BC Supreme Brownie Save $.75 on 2
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50 on 2
BC Fruit Snacks Save $.50 on 2
Morton Season-All Save $.55
Morton Season-All Save $.55
Hamburger Helper® Save $.75 on 3
Hamburger Helper® Save $.75 on 3

Starbucks Via Ready Brew $1

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I keep seeing a book all over the place, "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest."  I guess that makes me "the girl who raked the hornet's nest."  I worked for 4 hours this past weekend to take out a huge wild rose bush... HUGE.  I'm 20 minutes from having the whole thing done and I get stung by a hornet through my gardening gloves.  It would have been funny if it hadn't of hurt so much because it got stuck through my gloves.  While I was dancing around, it was going on a wild ride.  I'm mildly allergic so I ran in and took some Benadryl.  After a couple minutes, I went back outside to finish the job.  I knew how bad my hand was going to look in a couple hours and I was taking advantage of the time until the distorted, swollen claw showed up. 

I went to work raking up the brush again.  The wet ground was causing the gnats to go crazy.  There were so many gnats but there was also an increasing number of hornets.  Maybe I made them mad when I put my hand in their nest.  Yep, apparently their nest was in the root system and I was wrist/rake deep in their home... in a bathing suit.  I'm so lucky!  I can't believe I only got stung once.  Needless to say, I stopped.

 I'll get some spray and then get back to work this weekend.  The best money saving tip I can tell anyone is to plant a garden.  But sadly it is the middle of June and it is only half planted.  I thought if I put a play area right next to it, my son could play and I could work.  He should enjoy it while he can because next year he will be planting too... AKA organized digging in the mud. 

Snapple B1G1

I guess within minutes of my posting the Facebook Snapple coupon it disappeared.  I was able to find it again through the Snapple Promotion Website  Here

Happy National Iced Tea Day!

Dog Food Challenge

I'm so sorry for being so behind on this challenge.  Don't worry though, the dogs are being fed even though I'm not posting about their food.  Here is a recap...

The first huge batch of food made enough for a week.  I was still supplementing their regular dog food so it went a little farther.  I was worried about the salmon going bad in the fridge for that long so I froze about 4 days worth in the freezer.  That didn't go over so well.  It froze like a rock.  After two days of thawing in the fridge it was still just as hard.  I resorted to thawing it is the microwave but for some reason all the bags would leak fish water.  On top of all this I was super sick.

Last Monday I went to grab more salmon from the freezer and found some steak.  The steaks were a thorn in my side from this past winter.  They were a gift from my father in law that accidentally got forgotten about in the fridge.  The nicest thing to ever sit in my refrigerator and I was serving "lowest price of the season" chicken.  I found it a day past expiration, washed it off because I guess I thought that would help, and decided that it was getting made for breakfast.  The steak we didn't finish that day (it was really good) I immediately froze.  And here I find it in the back of the freezer.  So into the huge pot it went.  It was my steak therapy. 

I didn't have to buy anything at the grocery store for that batch but I did use some frozen vegetables that I'm going to need to re-buy when they are on sale again.  I got them for $.75 during the March Frozen Food Sale at Safeway.  I also used the rest of my rice ($1.40).

I made another batch this past weekend of salmon, rice, and vegetables.  I grabbed a bag of rice at Freds for $4.49 and used more frozen vegetables ($.75).  I'm so glad we are using up the salmon.  Last year I went on a smoked salmon jerky making spree with the leftover catch. 

Money Invested After 3 Weeks...
20 quart stock pot $20.70 (org. $45.99)
Freezer Bags $.75

1/3 Bag of FM Dog Food to transition $4.67
20LB Purina to transition $8.49 (org. 16.99)
Rice- $7.99
Vegetables- $1.50

Supplies- $21.45
Food- $22.65

Money Left-  $7.35

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dad's Rock Giveaway Bash

I'm not sure why I'm so hooked on giveaways and the last two days but I think I'm going to have to cut myself off for a little bit.  You should take a look at Dad's Rock Giveaway Bash if you have some spare time today.  I signed up for a few things and if I have time later today I'll add some more to this list.  They are announcing all the winners on the 15th.  Thanks Alex! 

 Hey! @TheThriftyMama is giving away a Sony Pocket Reader from @SonyElectronics Enter to win! #sony4dad #dadsrock

Hey! @TheThriftyMama is giving away a $120 Deck Care Package from Thompson’s. Enter to win! #thompson4dad #dadsrock

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Book Pack Giveaway

Faithful Provisions is offering a book pack giveaway geared towards Christian Dads for Father's Day.  It seems like a really nice gift.  Enter Here

Thanks Alex!

Oreck Platinum Pilot Giveaway

Want to win a Oreck Platinum Pilot?  Musings of a Housewife is giving one away!  Enter Here

Thanks Alex! 

Free Pocket Notepad!

Spa Translations is giving away free pocket notepads. Here  They look really nice and are perfect for jotting down quick notes in the store.  I'm impressed!

Thanks Dad!

Free Hearos Earplugs

I'm so excited about this!  Free earplugs!
*Do you have a husband that snores like a bear?  Free earplugs!
*Do you live in a neighborhood where the dogs outnumber the people?  Free earplugs!
*Do you live across the street from a fire station?  Free earplugs!
*At -50 degrees does your heater turn off and on all night long?  Free earplugs!
*Do you think there is an escape convict running around your backyard because why else would there be a constant helicopter flying around up there (ok I know it is Eielson, Fort Wainwright, and the fire patrolling but in the middle of the night I get dramatic)?   Free earplugs!


Thanks Dad!

Still More Free Pedometers

Nature's Bounty is still giving away free pedometers.  I signed up for one a month or so ago and haven't received it yet.  I guess it can take up to 10 weeks.  I remember I was watching an episode of The Biggest Loser and thought "This is perfect!"  Since my blog is new I thought this deal deserves another shout, "I'm still here," to the blog community.  Go Here

Thanks Dad!

Free Gourmet Tea Sample!

Language of the Leaf is offering a sample of tea to first time registers.  Make sure you have the name of the tea you want to sample.  The link takes you to their home page.  On the right side below the tea selection there is a sample link.  I have you heading to their home page first so you can see the selection of tea.  Free Sample

Thanks Dad!

Quizno Coupon is Back!

Quizno Coupon is back!  Get is now before they take it down! 

Small Sub, Chips, and Regular Fountain Drink for $3.99 ($2.99 in lower 48)  HERE

Thanks Dad!

Safeway's Buy 8, Save $4.00 Deals STILL VALID PLUS MORE!

Tonight I did a last minute trip to Safeway.  I put all that work into my list and it almost went to waste because I was sick.  I did the savy thing and checked next weeks sales (it posts at 8pm on Tuesday) and noticed more Buy 8, Save $4.00 items.  I saw some were the same and some were new.  I decided to update my list (on paper, it isn't in the computer yet). 

While I was actually in Safeway I noticed every single item with the Buy 8, Save $4.00 tag runs until the 15th.  The flyer in last weeks ad said those deals ran until the 8th.  Wrong!  Keep that flyer! 

I almost feel like we have a double flyer week.  I know it is only $.50 discounts but most of items are marked with a Reg Price... Club Price... and then the $.50 discount.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Nabisco Cookies (Includes Alaska!)

Sorry there were no blogs this weekend. I don't know what happened but Saturday I was as sick as death warmed up.

I wasn't going to post this because the newspaper ad said that it was for the 48 contiguous US on the newspaper flyer. Even though I have family that follow this blog from outside AK, I still get annoyed when coupons are ran that exclude AK. I'm fine if stores don't carry the product but if we are patrons of the product we deserve a shot at a coupon too.

BUT IT INCLUDES ALASKA! I printed the coupon and it states it is open to all residents of the 50 US states (except MD and VT, sorry guys). Ok, now I guess I should give you a little more detail on the coupon because it is more a Buy A List Get 1 Free...

Buy 1 package of Nabisco Cookies, 1 Gallon of Milk, 1 any other size Milk, and then get 1 package of Nabisco Cookies Free.

Log Onto Your Facebook Account, Find Nabisco Cookies Page, Click on Cookies and Milk Tag, Print!

Valid TODAY, June 7th! And the first Monday of each month for the rest of 2010!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cellfire Cinderella Deal & New Coupons!

Cellfire is starting a new promotion by introducing a "Cinderella" deal. It is for Fred Meyers and their affiliated stores. For a short period, at a specific time, they will have coupons for a $money$ amount. I guess they gave $1.00 coupons today. I missed the time period it was open, but it looks like next week will be even better. Now that I know about the deal I will try to keep on top of it. From what I've read, Cellfire had a lot of problems with their computer system. Hopefully everything will run smoothly next time. This is the information they posted on Facebook...

"Thank you all for your patience! Please keep in mind that we will be having more of these promotions over the course of this month and they will be for HIGHER $$ amounts! Now that the glitch has been resolved, the next round should go much more smoothly."

The Cinderella Coupon Giveaway is now over. We ended up giving out 5x the amount we originally planned. Thank you all for participating and for dealing with our "glitch".
We'll be doing another Cinderella Cellfire Coupon Giveaway in the near future. And the next one will be even better. Thanks again."

New Cellfire Coupons... For Fred Meyer

$.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie
$.50/1 Bisquick Original or Heart Smart Baking Mix
$.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios
$.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Chewy Bars
$.75/3 Hamburger Helper Skillet Mealsl
$.55/1 Lucky Charms Cereal
$.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$.55/1 Trix Cereal
$1/1 Wheaties Fuel Cereal
$.40/6 Yoplait Cups
$1/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt

$1/2 Kellogg's Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Frosted Mini Wheats

New Cellfire Coupons... For Safeway

$.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
$.75/2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie
$.50/1 Bisquick Original or Heart Smart Baking Mix
$.55/1 Honey Nut Cheerios
$.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie Chewy Bars
$.75/3 Hamburger Helper Skillet Mealsl
$.55/1 Lucky Charms Cereal
$.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$.55/1 Trix Cereal
$1/1 Wheaties Fuel Cereal
$.40/6 Yoplait Cups
$1/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt
$.55 Morton Season-All

Safeway's Buy 8, Save $4.00 Deals

The most important thing to state about this sale would be that it is a mix and match deal. You don't have to buy 8 2Liter bottles of Pepsi to get them for $1.00. You can pick 8 items on the list. I like picking my items before I go. If I don't choose my items, I buy more than what I need, because I'm trying to meet the 8 item minimum. I get to the check out and I have 15 items. Maybe I could do without the 3rd bottle of ketchup.

Buy 8, Save $4.00 Items

(all prices are with the $4 discount)

General Mills Cheerios, 8.9 oz- $2.49
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, 14 oz- $2.49

Yoplait Go-Gurt, 6-8 Pack- $2.99
Trix Yogurt, 6-8 Pack- $2.99
Lucerne Shredded or Chunk Cheese, 32 oz- $4.99
Pillsbury Cresent Rolls- $1.99 $.70/1 Cresent Coupon
Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls- $1.99

Nissin Cup Noodles, 6 Pack- $2.00
Kraft Velveeta, 12-14 oz- $3.19
Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese, 12-14 oz- $3.19
Progresso Soup- $2.00
Hunt's Diced Tomatoes- $.99
Del Monte Canned Vegetable- $.99
Tostitos Creamy Dips- $3.49
Hormel Chili, 15 oz- $.99
Wesson Cooking Oil, 48 oz- $2.99
Mott's Apple Sauce Cups, 6 Pack- $1.99
Safeway Ketchup, 40 oz-$1.99
Kraft Salad Dressing, 14-16 oz- $1.99
Kraft Catalina- Buy 2 ($1.00), Buy 3 ($2.00), Buy 4 ($3.00)
Kraft Easy Cheese- $3.49
Ocean Spray Craisins, 6 oz- $2.49
Hunt's Pasta Sauce, 26-26.5 oz- $1.19
Ronzoni Pasta, 12-16 oz- $1.19
Bertolli Pasta Sause- $3.00
Betty Crocker Frosting- $1.19
Kraft Mayonnaise, 12 oz- $2.39
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper- $1.50
$.75/3 Hamburger Helper Coupon
Betty Crocker Potatoes- $1.50

Keebler Club Crackers- $2.25
Townhouse Crackers- $2.25
Nabisco Fig Newtons- $3.49
Mission Tortilla Chips, 14 oz- $2.49
Fritos Corn Chips- $2.49
Cheetos Crunchy- $2.49
Nabisco Oreo Cookies- $2.99
Nilla Wafer Cookies- $2.99
M&Ms Chocolates- $3.00
Hostess Multi Packs- $3.19
Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies- $2.99
Ritz Crackers- $2.99
Tostitos Tortilla Chips- $2.99
Snyder's Flavored Pretzels- $1.50
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- $2.49
Pepperidge Farm Chunk Cookies- $2.99

Capri Sun 10 Pack- $1.99
Crystal Light Drink Mix- $1.99 $1/1 Coupon
Gatorade 8 Pack- $6.49
Snapple 6 Pack- $5.49
SoBe or SoBe Lifewater- $.99 B1G1 Free Coupon
Lipton Pure Life- $.99
Mott's Apple Juice, 64 oz- $1.99
Fuze, 18.5 oz- $1.49
Monster Energy Drink, 4 Pack- $7.99
Pepsi 24 Pack- $7.49
7 UP 24 Pack- $7.49
Pepsi Product 2 Liters- $1.00
Coca-Cola 6 Pack- $3.50
Pepsi 6 Pack- $3.50
7 Up 6 Pack- $3.50
Minute Maid OJ- $2.99
Tropicana Pure Premium, 89 0z- $3.49
Langers Cranberry Cocktail Drink, 64 oz- $2.49
Folgers Coffee, 27.8-34.5 oz- $6.99
Arrowhead Water, 24 Pack- $6.99

Ball Frank Beef Franks- $3.49
Sara Lee Va Pack, 10 oz- $5.49
Land O Frost Premium Lunchmeat, 16 oz- $3.49
$1/1 Lunchmeat Coupon
Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna, 5 oz- $1.49

Red Baron Classic Pizza- $3.49
Gorton's Seafood Selections- $5.49
Bertolli Dinner for Two- $6.99
Ore-Ida Potatoes- $3.29
Lucerne Creamery Fresh Ice Cream- $2.99
Safeway Select Ice Cream- $2.99
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream- $2.99 $1/2 in the Dairy Coupon Book
Starbucks Ice Cream- $2.99

Safeway Select Detergent, 50 oz- $3.99
Safeway Fabric Softener, 64 oz- $3.99
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 28-35 ct- $2.50 $1/2 Lysol Wipes
Safeway Softy Bath Tissue, 24 Roll-$9.49
Safeway Thirsty Paper Towels, 12 Roll- $9.49
Purina Beggin Strips, 6 oz- $3.00
TRESemme Hair Care- $4.49
Benadryl- $1.00 Off has many coupons for Benadryl and Sudafed Products

Sudafed PE- $1.00 Off
Axe for Men- $4.49
Dove for Men- $4.49
Irish Spring- $4.49
Softsoap- $4.49

Pamper's Reward Codes

I've kept a list in the back of my coupon book of all the pamper's codes I have been able to find the last two months. Now that my son is almost out of diapers, I thought it was the perfect time to start playing the game (ha ha). I started receiving 10 point codes each time I checked out at Safeway and I have found a few in Fred Meyers. I love the little things in life! They are 10 points each unless otherwise noted.

Here is my list:

GTGPLAY3USA2010 (30 points)

And thanks to Alaskanbargainhunter I have these...


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Free Sample of Dove Hair Care!

Get a free sample of New Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner Damage Therapy. Just fill out this short form Here!

Debt is Not the End of the Story

I'm heading into North Pole soon to pick up the Safeway flyer and run a few errands. I know I can see the deals on the internet but I like the paper flyer. I'm going to catch a quick episode on Oprah. I'm not a big Oprah fan but it is an episode all about debt.

I'm big on being a debt fixer. I was pretty irresponsible with money when I was in my early 20s. I kept the lifestyle my parents gave me when I lived in their home, but only had a 20 something's salary. Luckily I grew up and became aware of what I was doing. I started putting a lot of money towards paying off bills and we created an emergency fund. And then life happened again. Long story short we have another large debt hole to focus on again. But we are going to conquer that too!

I think it is important to look at the big picture when you are saving money or feeling overwhelmed by lack there of. I think keeping up with the Jones is so self defeating. You may see their belongings but you don't see their credit card statements. They have a lot of money and they spend a lot of money. We don't have a lot of money so we don't spend a lot of money. BUT one day we will have money and we know how to live on less! Did that all make sense? Ha ha

All of the work you are doing to save your dollars (and cents) is going to be knowledge that you will use for the rest of your money spending life. I'm learning the real value of money. I'm learning the importance of deserving the best price. I'm learning how to find the better deals. I'm learning the price of everything in the store, ha ha.

Be proud of yourself for the work you are doing. I'm typing that for myself. When I save 50% it just doesn't seem like enough anymore. Be happy for 50%. Be happy for 15%. It is all money saved!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fred Meyer's Extra Savings- Alaska

I decided to post this month's Fred Meyer deals (May 26-June 22) before I do anything else. If you have a blog please do not copy this post but feel free to post a link. I don't know if this is the format I will keep for next month. We'll see how it works for me when I'm standing in the store trying to reference the list.

I'm going to revise this list again tomorrow with some printable coupon match-ups.

Fred Meyer Coupons:
Mission Chips 14 oz- $1.50 (L-4)
Jolly Time Popcorn- 2 for $3.00 (L-4)
Powerade- $.89 (L-10)
Gatorade 8-pack, 20oz bottles- 2 for $10.00 (L-2)
Big K Green Tea 12 pack- $4.99 (L-2)
Precious String Cheese 16 oz- $4.99 (L-2)
Krusteaz Pancake or Belgian Waffle Mix- $2.49 (L-2)
Iams Dry Dog Food 35 or 40 pds- Save $5.00 (L-1)
Old London Melba Toast- 2 for $6.00 (L-4)
Coleman's Dry Mustard- $3.99 (L-2)
Inglehoffer Mustard- 2 for $6.00 (L-6)
Hot Kid Baby Mum-Mum- $3.29 (L-4)
El Pinto Salsa- $4.29 (L-6)
Pacific Chai Latte- $4.59 (L-4)
Near East Couscous, Rice or Pilaf- $2.79 (L-6)
Torani Syrup-$5.99 (L-4)
Cardini's Dressing- 2 for $7.00 (L-6)
Mrs. Renfro's Salsa- $3.99 (L-6)
Taste of Thai Coconut Milk- 2 for $5.00 (L-6)
FM Chocolate Syrup 24 0z- $1.25 (L-4)
FM Nice 'n Soft Bath Tissue 24 Rolls- $10.99 (L-1)
FM Real Bacon Bits- $1.50 (L-4)
FM Microwave Popcorn- $1.25 (L-4)
FM Orange Juice 96 oz- $4.49 (L-3)
Milton's Crackers 10 oz- $4.00 (L-4)
Wasa Crisp Bread- $3.50 (L-4)
Post Cereal... Shredded Wheat 15 oz original and 16.4 0z spoon size
Wheat'n Bran 18 oz
Vanilla Almond 19 oz
Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles 11 oz
Honeycomb 12.5 oz
Golden Crisp 14.75 oz
Raisin Bran 20 oz
Grape Nuts 24 oz- $2.00 (L-4)
MCP brand or Sure Jell Pectin ($2.50 each)- Buy 4 Get a 5lb Bag of FM Sugar FREE (L-1)
20 Pet Product Coupons. Sorry but I don't think they are worth listing.
Lara Bars- $1.25 (L-8)
Izze Sparkling Juice 4 pack 12 oz- $3.99 (L-4)
Hakubaku Noodles 9.5 oz- $2.50 (L-4)
Kikkoman Pearl Soy Milk 32 0z- 1.67 (L-6)
Knudsen Juice Simply Nutritious 32 oz- $2.50 (L-4)

Monthly Markdowns

FM Whipping Cream, 1 Pint- $2.00
Sargento Sliced Cheese, 6.67-8 oz- $3.00
Tillamook Cheese, 16 oz- $4.49
Kraft Shredded Cheese, 16 oz- $4.99
Kroger Sliced Cheese, 12 oz- $2.50
Private Selection Cheese Cups- $4.49
Greek Isle Aged Feta, 7 oz- $8.49
BelGioioso American Grana, 1 lb- $12.99
Kerrygold Irish Cheese, 7 oz- $6.49
Athenos Crumbled Feta, 12 oz- $7.99
Jalsberg Swiss Cheese, 8 oz- $6.49
Norway Jalsberg Cheese, 1 lb- $9.99
Kroger Cream Cheese, 8 oz- $2.00
Darigold Cottage Cheese, 16 oz- $2.50
Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz- $2.00
FM Yogurt, 32 oz- $2.00
Challenge Cube Butter, 16 oz- $3.00 (I love this butter and it this year it seems a lot cheaper.)
Smart Balance Spread, 45 oz- $5.99
Gold'n Soft Spread, 45 oz- $2.49
Private Selection Organic Milk, 1/2 Gallon- $3.00
Darigold Old Fashion Chocolate Milk, 1/2 Gallon- $3.49
Coffee-mate Creamer, 1 Quart- $3.49

Kellogg's Cereal.... Frosted Mini Wheats 15.8 oz Little Bites, 16 oz Bite Size Blueberry Muffin, 16.3 oz Strawberry, 18 oz Bite Size Original
Rice Krispies 12 oz
Corn Pops 12.5 oz
Raisin Bran 20 oz
Corn Flakes 24 oz
Toy Story Ready to Eat 9 oz
Froot Loops 12.2 oz
Apple Jacks 12.2 oz
Frosted Mini Wheats 16 oz
Cocoa Krispies 16.5 oz
Frosted Flakes 17 oz- $3.50
FM Cereal.... Marshmallow Treasure 11.5 oz
Crisp Rice 12 oz
Fruit & Frosted O's 12.2 oz
Honey Nut Toasted Oats 12.25 oz
Toasted Oats 14 oz
Bite Size Shredded Wheat 16.4 oz
Frosted Flakes 17 oz
Raisin Bran 20 oz
Corn Flakes 24 oz

Simple Baking
Classico Pasta Sauce- $3.00
Barrila Plus Pasta- $2.50
A1 Steak Sauce- $3.50
Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni- $1.25
Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce- $2.00
Vlasic Sweet Relish- $1.50
Farmhouse Rice or Pasta Sides- $1.25
Bush's Best Baked or Grillin' Beans- $1.88
S&W Canned Variety Beans- $1.00
FM Whole Wheat Pasta- $1.25
Bertolli Pasta Sauce- $3.00
Del Monte Fruit Cups or Fruit Chillers- $3.00
Rosarita Refried Beans- $2.00
FM Large Tace Shells- $1.67
Skippy Peanut Butter, 64 oz- $7.99
Smucker's Preserves, 18 oz- $3.00
Oroweat Sandwich Thins, 12 oz- $2.79
Oroweat Buns, 14-21 oz- $3.99
Don Pancho Wraps- $5.49
Bays English Muffins- $3.00
FM Canned Pineapple, 20 oz- $1.25
Krusteaz Fudge Brownie Mix- $1.25
Truvia Natural Sweetener, 80 pack- $6.99
Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup, 24 oz- $3.99
Star Olive Oil, 17 oz- $5.99
Pam Cooking Spray, 5-6 oz- $3.00
Mrs. Wages Dry Mix- $2.99
Certo Liquid Pectin, 6 oz- $3.00
Buitoni Pasta- $4.49
Buitoni Meat Sauce- $4.99
Muir Glen Pasta Sauce or Tomato Products- 25% off


Sun Chips, 10.5 oz- $3.99
Nabisco Cakesters- $3.50
Keebler Fudge Shoppe- $3.49
Rold Gold Pretzels- $2.50
Nabisco Toasted Chips- $3.50
Rice Works Rice Chips- $ 3.00
TGI Friday Snacks- $2.00
Frito Lay Munchies- $3.00
Quakers Snack Mix- $3.00
FM Fruit Snacks- $2.00
Jell-O Gelatin or Pudding, 6 pack- $3.00

Jennie-O Fully Cooked Rotisserie Turkey, 1 lb- $8.99
Jennie-O Turkey Breast Quarters, 1 lb- $5.99
Harry's Chicken Noodle Casserole, 1lb- $4.99
Italian Meatballs, 1 lb- $5.99
Pork Baby Back Ribs, 1 lb- $4.49
Reser's Main Street Bistro Baked Side Dishes- $3.99
Kroger Beef Patties, 3 lb bag- $8.49
Kroger Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs, 4 lb- $5.16
Kroger Shrimp Ring- $17.99
Hormel Extra Lean Boneless Ham, 1.5 lb- $7.99
Alfresco Smoked Chicken Sausage, 12 oz- $5.49
FM Bacon, 16 oz- $3.50
Land O' Frost Deli Meat, 16 oz- $3.99

Frozen Food
Marie Callender's Lasagna, 96 oz- $10.99
Morningstar Farms Meatless Products- $4.00
Birds Eye Chicken Voila!- $4.29
Rosetto Pasta- $4.00
Smucker's Uncrustables- $3.50
Super Pretzels or Churros- $2.50
Marie Callenders Fruit or Cream Pies- $6.99
Krusteaz Breakfast- $2.50
Sara Lee Pound Cake- $3.49
FM Breakfast Sandwiches- $3.00

Tropicana Pure Juice, 89 oz
Dole Fruit Juice, Frozen, 12 oz- $1.50
Lipton Tea To Go, 10 Pack- $3.00
Lipton Tea, 12 Pack- $7.99
Minute Maid Coolers, 10 Pack- $1.67
Langers Apple Juice- $2.50
Gatorade All Stars Variety Pack- $11.99
Millstone Packaged Coffee, 10-12 oz- $7.99
Kivu Bulk Coffee- $7.99
Tetley British Blend Tea, 80 pack- $3.50
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee, 24 oz- $13.99
Starbucks Frappuccino or Doubleshot- $5.99
Senco Coffee Pods- $3.99
Tully's or Green Mountain K-Cups- $6.99
FM Vegetable Juice- $3.00
2 Liter 7Up, A&W, RC, Squirt or Sunkist- $2.00
Snapple 6 Pack- $6.99
Snapple, 17.5 oz- $1.50
Fuze, 18.5 oz- $1.25
Vib, 12 oz- $1.50
Martinelli's Sparkling Juice, 25.4 0z- $3.00

Other Deals
FM Coated Paper Plates, 150 Pack- $3.99
Glad Freezer Zipper Bags, 30 Pack Gallon or 40 Pack Quart- $3.00
GladWare Food Storage- $3.00
Glad Cling Wrap or Press'n Seal- $3.00
Vanity Fair Napkins- $3.00
Hefty Waste Bags- $7.99
Brawny Paper Towels, 1 Roll- $1.50
Solo Bare Plates or Cups- $3.00
Kerr Decorated Jelly Jars, 12 pack 8oz Jars- $7.99
Kerr Regular Mouth Pint Jars, 12 pack- $7.99
Ball Freezer Jars, 5 Pack- $3.00
Kerr/Ball Lids or Caps, 8-12 Pack- 25% off
Suavitel Fabric Softener, 56 oz- $3.99 (I've never heard of this.)
Purex Completely 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets, 24 Pack- $6.99
Purex 2x Fabric Softener, 44 oz- $3.49
Oxi-clean Cleaner 3.5 pds- $9.49
Planet Liquid Dish Detergent, 25 oz- $3.49
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps- 20% off
American Health Supplements- 25% off
Yerba Prima- 20% off
Oral B Power Toothbrush- Save $10
Sonicare Battery Powered Toothbrush-$19.99 (Reg. $29.99)
Crest Toothpaste- $3.99
Scope Outlast or Crest Pro Health Rinse- $3.79
Dr. Katz Thera Breath- $6.99
Kotex or Poise- $3.34
Pampers Baby Wipes Mega Refills- $5.99
Dial, Coast, or Tone Soap- $2.00
Brut Splash-On Lotion or After Shave- $4.99
L'Oreal Skin Care- $5.99
L'Oreal Healthy Look Hair Color- $7.99
Clairol Balsam Hair Color- $2.50
Conair 23-Piece Haircut Kit or Beard & Mustache Trimmer- $15.99
Norelco Rechargeable Vacuum Trimmer- $19.99 (Reg. $29.99)

This list does not contain deals on pet food, pharmacy items, or alcohol sales.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dog Food

We have 7 dogs living at our house. Dog food used to run us about $85.00 a month when they were eating Purina. Attempting to save money, I tried to do a mix of Purina and the Fred Meyers Brand dog food but it just isn't working. It cut the bill down to $50.00 a month but the dogs don't seemed satisfied and it doesn't seem to be digesting completely. It would almost be painful to keep shelling out $85.00 again. So I came up with a plan...

I make the dog food. I've done a lot of research on dog food. It seems like the more information I read, the less comfortable I am with giving the dogs any brand. I had a golden retriever who lived 15 years on a diet of Purina so that has to say something about that brand of food. But let's see how becoming the dogs' personal chef works out for my family.

40% meat, 30% vegetables, 30% carbs. If you ever try baking for your dog, make sure you have a full list of products that you should never put in dog food. I never use onions or garlic even though I find them in a lot of recipes because I occasionally find them on vet "Do Not Eat" lists.

Money Invested...
20 quart stock pot $20.70 (org. $45.99)- I'm going to use this baby out!
3LB Rice $2.10 (SW Sale)
Leftover oatmeal $0
Leftover carrots $0
Last Summers Salmon $0
Freezer Bags $.75
1/3 Bag of FM Dog Food to transition $4.67
20LB Purina to transition $8.49 (org. 16.99)

Supplies- $21.45
Food- $15.26

Ok, well the numbers don't look so good considering my food goal is $25.00. I have to have the transition food though. So the new goal.... $30.00! ($25.00 will be my goal next month)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fred Meyer's Monday Doorbuster Sale!

Fred Meyer's is having a Doorbuster Sale on Memorial Day from 7AM to 1PM.

The coupons found in the flyer:
-$5.00 off any pair of Men's, Women's or Children's Shoe 14.99 and up
(Pair this with the advertised $10.00 Off Athletic Shoes In-store bonus coupon, excludes Sketchers) OR
(Pair this with the 15% off Sketchers Coupon)
(Pair this with the sale for $9.99 Riverside Sandals Reg. $22-$32) OR
(Pair this with the sale for $11.99 gardening clogs. I love mine!)
-$5.00 off any Men's, Women's or Children's Apparel or Accessories Item 14.99 and up
-15% off Apparel and Accessories (Can be combined with $5.00 off apparel and accessories coupon. Coupon excludes shoes so it can not be combined with shoe coupon.)
-10% off All Outdoor & Indoor Plants

Go Here to find this flyer.

There are a couple good deals that I might take advantage of tomorrow (May 31st).

-$7.99 for a Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter + a FREE Jobes 8 pack Tomato Spikes with in-store coupon.
(This is the lowest price I've seen this year. I have heard good and bad about these contraptions. My dad seems to like his so I will probably try one. I have researched how to make them but to be honest I don't really want to look out my window to see soda bottles and reusable grocery bags hanging willy nilly from the trees. If the topsy turvy does work, I'll make them next year with my son. Then instead of looking out my windows thinking my trees look like they have been digging in the trash, I will think my son is a brilliant boy with the gift of duct taping.

-B1G1 Free Brita Water Filtration Go Here to find a printable $5.00 off coupon for the filter pitcher and a $2.00 off coupon for the filter. Don't forget to print twice! When I last bought the pitcher it was $21.99. Don't forget to use the 10% off housewares bonus coupon in the regular flyer. It will take $2.20 off one, $0 off the free brita. Then you can use two $5.00 off coupons to buy two pitchers for $9.79 ($4.90 each). I'm using the $2.00 coupons to score 2 filters for about $2.00 each. Unless they changed the price they were around $8.00.

50% 0ff List:
All Open-Stock Cookware
All Hand Tools (Father's Day is approaching)
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24- Piece Set
Oversized Indoor/Outdoor Area Rugs
Boys' 20" Tony Hawk Huckjam Series 720 Bike
10% Extra Bonus Coupon can by used on all these items also!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Coupon Book at Safeway!

I didn't plan on posting many things this week because of the yard sale we are having. There is a lot to go through and I just want to get it over with and out of the way. But an unexpected errand put me in North Pole today so I decided to hit the bank to get small bills (the bank is in the back of Safeway). I just couldn't help but enjoy a good browse through the store. I got some great deals I may post about later but it is a little to late to start on my grocery spreadsheet (I love spreadsheets!).

I was ecstatic to find a new coupon book in the dairy aisle. It has some really good coupons that I just don't come across. The value on them is good, not amazing. And the book is full of recipes.

Manufacturers Coupons:
$1/2 Kraft Singles 10.5 oz or larger
$1/2 Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese 6 oz or larger
$1/2 Jello Gelatin, Mousse or Pudding Snacks
$1/2 Knudsen or Breakstone's Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese 16 oz or larger
$1/2 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, Sorbet, or Frozen Yogurt
$1/1 Nestle Coffe-mate Liquid Creamer
$1/5 Weight Watchers 6 oz Yogurt Cups
$1/2 Florida's Natural Premium Juice
$1/1 2lb Baby Loaf of Tillamook Cheese
$1/2 Chobani 32 oz yogurt
$1/2 Sargento Natural Deli Style Sliced Cheese, 5 oz or larger
$1/1 Sorrento or Precious Fresh Mozzarella or Ciliengini
$1/2 Kozy Shack 22 oz tubs or 6 packs
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$1/10 Yoplait Yogurt
$1/2 Popsicle Ice Pops and Fudgsicle Ice Pops
$.55/1 Promise Spread Product
$.50/1 Fage Total Yogurt
$.55/1 Silk Soymilk half gallon
$.50/2 Simply 100% Juice
$.50/1 Land O Lakes Butter
$.55/1 International Delight pint
$.55/1 Horizon Organic Milk half gallon
$.55/1 Simply Hashbrown
$.55/1 Crystal Farms All Whites

Store Coupons:
$1/2 Lucerne Cheese 16oz shredded or chunk
$1/2 Lucerne Cream Cheese
$1/2 Lucerne Sour Cream 16 oz
$1/2 Eating Right Pro-biotic Yogurt multipack
$1/1 Lucerne Non-dairy Creamer 32 oz
$.50/1 or $1/2 Lucerne Creamery Fresh Ice Cream 1.5-1.75 quart

Plus 35 Recipes!