Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Keebler cookies $.08-$.16 each when you buy 6

I paid $1.00 total for all of these. If you are able to get 3 of the $1.50 coupons from 2 different computers you will be able to get them for $.50.

Keebler Chips Deluxe, Fudge Shoppe and Select others- Buy 2 Get 1 FREE at $2.00 each

Try this= Buy 6 packs of cookies
Use (3) 1.00/2 Target printable coupons AND
Use (3) 1.50/2 from coupons.com or
Use (3) 1.00/2 HERE
Final Price= 6/$.50

Monday, October 26, 2009

Walgreens this week

Dove at Walgreens

Many of you are still asking "HOW DID YOU DO THAT!!??" So I thought this would be a perfect illustration. This is a great deal at Walgreens. And, for those of you who laugh at me for buying 4 papers, you won't be laughing anymore after this :)

This week at Walgreens Dove Shampoo and Conditioner 12 oz bottles are $4.99 and it is Buy one, Get one Free. So they are $2.49 each. Better than even the Wal-Mart price, but then add your coupons to that. I had 4 $1 off Shampoo, 2 $1 off any Dove Hair Care product and 2 $1.50 off Conditioner. Walgreens is also running a Catalina deal through Friday: $2 RR wyb (4), $6 RR wyb (6) or $10 RR wyb (8) Dove Products. Combine that with 2 $8 Register Rewards I had from last week and throw in the Halls Refresh for $1, Chapstick for $2.99, toothpaste $2.99 and a filler item to cover one of the Register Rewards from beeping (remember you can only have one manufacturer coupon per item, your Register Reward is a manufacturer's coupon so you must have a "filler" item for the Register Reward. It doesn't matter how much the item is and does not have to be the amount your register reward is for, it just has to fill that spot so the register doesn't beep telling the cashier you have too many coupons.) The reason I chose the Halls, Chapstick and toothpaste are because I had $16 worth of Register Rewards to spend and I had coupons for every item except the chapstick. These items all gave me Register Rewards back. So I spent $.73 out of my pocket and got back $10, $3, $1, and $1 in Register Rewards. My tax was $2.38 which is the big difference than some of the other bloggers we see. CA tax is so HIGH!!

So here is the breakdown:

4 Dove Shampoo $9.98
4 Dove Conditioner $9.98
Chapstick Fresh Effects $2.99
Colgate Toothpaste $2.99
Halls Refresh $1.00
Halloween bag (filler item) $.29
Total: $27.23

I used: (2) $8.00 RR from last week
(4) $1.00 off Dove Shampoo
(2) $1.00 off Dove Product
(2) $1.50 off Conditioner
(1) $.75 off Colgate
(1) $.75 off Halls

Total: $.73 + $2.38 tax = $3.11

Register Rewards back: (1) $10.00 from Dove
(1) $3.00 from Chapstick
(1) $1.00 from Colgate
(1) $1.00 from Halls

Total back: $15.00

Transaction #2

2 bags Doritos 2/$6
Filler bag $.29
Used: $3 RR
$1 RR
$1 RR

Total: $1.29 + $.03 tax = $1.32

$10.00 RR leftover for next week

I realize that most of you will not have 8 dove coupons right now and you are not starting with $16.00 in Register Rewards. BUT, I had to spend a little to make a little as always so I will continue "rolling" those as long as I can. I just wanted to illustrate an example of why you should buy more than 1 paper and how you can keep those RR's rolling. Remember you cannot pay for items of the same brand with a Register Reward of that brand and get another Register Reward back. For example you cannot buy another set of Dove shampoo's and use your register reward that you got for the first batch and get another $10 RR back. They have to be from different companies to get another RR to print.
Good Luck gals!! Amber

One more note, our Newport Walgreens is not always well stocked on these popular multiple item sales. If you go there and they don't have what you need I would suggest calling ahead to the Winchester Rd. Walgreens. They do an excellent job stocking and the manager is AMAZING!! If you have problems with the RR not printing out and it's the right deal he doesn't question it AT ALL. He takes your items, runs a fake transaction and gives you the RR

Head on over to www.southernsavers.com for more drugstore savings this week!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Toothbrush coupon news

Shawna left me a message last night telling me that her dentist gave her about 40 $2 off Colgate toothbrush coupons. With the Walgreen's Buy 2 at $3 each and get a $1 RR, we would be able to get 2 for $1. You will spend $2 out of pocket, but get back a $1 RR.

Shawna, if you are going to bread day I will get a few from you to stock up for the project. I got home late from the hospital and am in serious need of cleaning my house from top to bottom so I will only be on the computer to leave this note today.

If anyone else wants some please leave a comment on the blog and I can get you in touch with Shawna.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rite Aid soap and toothpaste

Rite Aid on Hot Springs has a few tubes of Colgate Whitening "Oxygen Bubbles" toothpaste on their counters for 99 cents. They said they are not in the ad, just trying to get rid of them. I am just sitting down for a second to write this so I don't have time to check if there are Colgate Whitening coupons out, but there usually are. They also had the Ivory soap 3 packs on sale for $1. I am not sure if they are in the ad or if it was just that store and I grabbed the 3 that were left for the project we are doing. But, the reason I am writing this is because if anyone out there has time could you please call our Newport store and ask if they are selling either for these prices this week and if there are any left. That way more of you gals can pick them up for the Enrichment Project. If anyone finds out anything would you please post it or leave a comment. I would usually do it, but I really am in a rush to get dinner for the kids, get them off to baseball, drop them with hubby, get to the dentist myself for a night appt. and then out to the hospital to visit a friend. Thanks! Amber

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ralph's Gum Toothbrushes

Hi gals,

My friend Cory emailed me with this note:

Ralph's has GUM toothbrushes on sale for $1 each, so if you have any GUM coupons that can be doubled up to that dollar, that would make the brushes FREE. Remember that Ralphs will only double one Q per transaction though, so you may need to do more than one.

(Also, be sure and ask Ralph's about only doubling the first coupon. I had heard that and Desiree told me that wasn't how they did it. Maybe they have gone back to doubling more. I don't know, I haven't tried coupons under $1 there.)

Be sure and get on that by Tuesday night as that is when the weekly sales end. I don't have a flyer with me, but I am assuming that it will go back to regular price by Wednesday.


Hygiene kit items

Tansy asked me to post savings for the hygiene kit items. I haven't posted anything because I haven't see great deals on toothbrushes and toothpaste lately. By great I mean 50 cents or FREE. I will post what is out this week. They are definitely not the best deals we see in the coupon world, but I know that we need these things for the kits by November 10th so here are a few.

This one is at Walgreens. The RR is the Register Rewards that I have talked about on the site. They are a Walgreens store coupon that you get back when you purchase certain items. The red writing tells you where to find coupons for these items and some even have a printable link.
  • $1 RR wyb (2) Colgate Dental Care $3 ea
    Total Advanced or Enamel Care Toothpaste
    -$1 off Colgate Total Toothpaste, SS 10/11, 9/27, Sept or March All You or
    -$1 off Colgate Enamel Care Toothpaste, SS 9/27

    360° Deep Clean or Actiflex Toothbrush
    -$1 off Colgate 360 Actiflex Toothbrush, SS 9/27 or Kroger My Magazine or
    (buy 2, use 2 coupons makes it $1.50 ea)
  • $3 RR wyb (2) Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush $3 ea
    -.75/1 or $1 off Oral B Pulsar, Cross Action, or Advantage Toothbrush, PG 10/11, 9/27
  • **Deal Idea**
    Buy: (2) Oral B $3 ea
    Use: (2) -$1 off coupons
    Total Due: $4
    Get Back: $3 RR, makes it 50¢ ea
No deals on these items at Rite Aid this week.

And there is B1G1 at CVS, but we don't know the price of the first one. If anyone goes to CVS this week, please let us know the price of the first toothpaste.

Colgate Total 4.2oz., B1G1 (price not listed)
-$1 off Colgate Total SS 10/11 or

My husband is very particular about his bar soap and always has to have Ivory. I know that the 3 packs usually go on sale at the drugstores for 99 cents and are usually around $1.29 so be on the lookout for that also.

Please be on the lookout for deals on these items:
  • 2 unbreakable combs (no sharp handles)
  • 4 toothbrushes (packaged)
  • 1 tube of toothpaste (6-8 oz., no pumps)
  • 2 bars of soap (approximately 4 to 5 oz.)
  • 2 hand towels (new towels, approximately 15" by 25". Please do not use dish towels or washcloths. To sew towels, serge or zigzag the edges of terry cloth to make a 15" by 25" towel.)
Please let us know if you find a great deal on any of these so we can stock up for the service project. I will check back next week to see if there are any better deals on toothbrushes and toothpaste.


Bulk coupon inserts

An anonymous reader posted a comment asking how do they buy bulk coupon inserts. Unfortunately the only answer I have is to buy multiple papers. I buy 4 papers almost every week. If there is a coupon that I specifically want 10 of I buy them on ebay and it is much more efficient money and time-wise than buying 10 papers. If anyone has any other suggestions they would be welcome :) I wish that we could buy our inserts without the paper because I hate wasting all those papers!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Apples, apples, apples

Go on over here to see what A Thrifty Mom did with all her free apples. Apples are $.47 a lb. at Ralphs this week. If you are a fruit canner this is the time to do it. They were $.49 a lb at Albertsons last week so I got about 35 lbs. I went and bought a canner and all the stuff I needed and canned pie filling yesterday. I also made cinnamon apples in the crock pot and put them in the freezer. Today I am going to do a few pans of dehydrated apples in the oven. Hopefully next week I can get some applesauce canned. I just canned for the first time by myself yesterday so hopefully the applesauce goes well. I will post my experience soon. If you are not a canner this is the perfect time to start!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Snow White Movie for $9.82

Go to A Thrifty mom's post here to see how to get Snow White from Wal-Mart this week for $9.82. There is also a $5.00 rebate when you buy the movie and two Kernel's popcorn seasonings. Although I can't figure out how to get the form to print. So if anyone figures it out...