Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Albertsons Deals Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Spare Ribs Buy 1 Get 2 Free

Whole Fryers $.68 ea (limit 4)

Bananas $.39 lb

Petite Sirloin Steak BOGO

Arrowhead Sparkling Water 2 for $1.00
Use Buy 2 Get 1 Free Mnf. Sunday coupon=$.33 ea

Snapple BOGO $7.49
Use 2 Printable $1.00=$5.49 for 2

Buy 2 Save $2 on your next visit
2 for $4
Combined with coupons many of these items will be $1.
Check printable coupons & inserts for match ups!

General Mills Cereal
Fiber One Bars or Toaster Pastries
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Nature Valley Granola Bars
Granola Nut Clusters
Check Mix Bars
Yoplait Go-Gurt
Trix Multi-Pack

If you find any other deals, please leave a comment so
we can check it out also!

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Albertsons Coupon Policy

Albertsons has their coupon policy stated in this weeks ad. Here is how it reads:
  • "Double Mfq. Coupons up to and including $.50
  • Triple Mfq. Coupons up to and including $.33
  • Quadruple Mnq. Coupons up to and including $.25
  • Albertsons will double or triple manufacturer coupons only.
  • In-Store coupons are always taken at face value.
  • A limit of three of the same coupons for the like items will be doubled or tripled. Any additional coupons for the same items will be redeemed at face value.
  • Coupons that state 'Do Not Double' are accepted at face value only.
  • Offer valid through 11/03/09"
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Safeway Deals Oct. 28-Nov. 3

To use Safeway coupons you must spend a minimum of $20 after Safeway card but before coupons.

4 Day Spooky Savings 10/28-10/31

DiGiorno PIzza $5.99 (limit 1)
Use Safeway Coupon $3.99
Stacked with Printable $1.50 = $2.50

Fritos or Cheetos $.88 ea with Safeway coupon

Weekly Sales

Duracell Coppertop Batteries (Limit 2)
Use Safeway Coupon $1.00 off
And Mnf. Sunday Coupon $.50 =$2.00 off (exact price varies)
This would be good to stock up on for Christmas!!

Goldfish Crackers 5/$5

Suncan Hines Cake or Brownie Mix $.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.55/2=$.50 ea (must buy 2)

If you find more deals please leave comments below!

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King Soopers Deals Oct. 28-Nov. 3

King Soopers logo

King Soopers is having a Mix or Match sale this week!! Buy and 10 participating items and get $5 off. Check out this weeks ad for more deals!

Tip: You might have to do several different transactions b/c King Soopers coupon policy is that they will not accept more than 3 like coupons.

Item price is why you buy 10

Bumble Bee Tuna $.49
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.55 (get 2 pouches per coupon b/c of double)
or Smart Source Printable $.55 (not sure if it is still available)=Free

Playtex HandSavers $.49
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.00 (get 2 packages per coupon)=Free

Halls Cough Drops $.49
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.35=Free + overage

Hormel Chili $.79
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $2.00/3=$.13 ea

Lando O Lakes Butter $.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.40 = $.19 ea
or Printable $.55 (not sure if still available)= Free

Cheez-It $.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.50/2 = $.25 ea
or Printable $.75 = Free

Betty Crocker Potatoes $.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.25=$.50 ea
or Printable $.40=$.19 ea

Colgate Toothpaste $.99
Use Mnf Sunday coupon $.75 or $1.00=Free

Playtex Living $.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.00=Free

Lean Cuisine Entrees $1.49
Use Mnf. Sunday Coupon $1.00/5=$1.29 ea

Nestle Toll House Morsels $1.49
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $.50=$.49 ea

Wish-Bone Dressing $1.49
Use Mnf. Sunday Coupon $1/2=$1.00 ea

Mellita Coffee Filters $1.49
Use Printable $1.00 = $.49

Tombstone Pizza $1.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.50/2=$1.25 ea

Jose Ole Appetizers $2.49
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.00=$1.49 ea

Welch's Juice $2.49
Use Printable $1.00=$1.49 ea

All Laundry Detergent $3.49
Use Mnf. Sunday Coupon $1.00=$2.49

Snuggle Fabric Softener $3.49
Use Mnf. Sunday Coupon $3.00=$.49 ea

Bird's Eye Steamfresh Meals $5.49
Use Mnf. Sunday Coupon BOGO
and Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.50=$2.00 ea (must buy 2)

Other Weekly Deals

Red Baron Pizza $2.99
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.00=$1.99ea

Daisy Sour Cream 10/$10

Pantene Products $2.97
Use Mnf. Sunday coupon $1.00=$1.97 ea

Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes 2/$4
Use Printable $1.00=$1.00 ea

If you find any other good deals please leave a comment!!

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Azteca Deals Week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Location: Federal & Jewell in Denver

Roma Tomatoes 2lbs/$.98
Red Grapes $.98/lb
Yellow Onions 4lbs/$.98
Green Apples 2lbs/$.98
Limes 2lbs/$.98
Avocados 2 for $.88

Best days to shop are Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They seem to have their best prices and produce.

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Clppin' Lingo

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When Becoming a Savvy Shopper it's very important to understand the lingo to help ease confusion when clippin' and makin' your lists to shop.

RP- Red Plum
SS - Smart Source
P&G - Proctor and Gamble

GM-General Mills
Mnf. - Manufacturers Coupons

OOP-Out of Pocket Expense

BOGO-Buy One Get One Free

GC-Gift Card

FAR-Free After Rebates

RR- Register Rewards (Walgreens)

WYB-When you buy...

I hope that this list helps you get started. If you come across any other abbreviations that you are unsure about, please just leave a comment and then I will add it to this list!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Target Candy Deal

Target has their Fun Size candy priced at $2.49. This seems to be a good deal, although I was hoping for better sales this week.

Purchase 6 bags totaling: $14.94
Use 2-$1.50/3 Any bag Mnf. Coupons
And use 3-$1/2 Snickers or M&M's Fun Size Target printable coupon
OOP: $8.49 = $1.49 each

This same deal will work for the bags of M&M's which are priced at 2 for $5

Wonka Mix Ups are priced at $6.99 use this $2 printable coupon making them $4.99

If you find any other great candy deals at different stores, please leave comments!!!

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Giving Back

I have so many samples and extra toiletries in my pantry that I decided to go through and put together baskets to deliver to our local Caring Hands Pregnancy Center. My mom donated the baskets and notepads and I filled them with personal care items. This is a fun way to bless others.

Each basket contains:
Sample size shampoo
body wash or lotion
tooth paste & toothbrush
notebook & 2 pens
1 bag of cough drops

I encourage you to go through your pantries and donate some of your stockpile to those in need! Let's give back this holiday season!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Hip to Save!: "Follow Me Monday" Coupon Organization!

If you have started clipping but are unorganized and have coupons coming out your ears...check out this great video done by Hip2Save!!!!

"Follow Me Monday" Coupon Organization!

Thanks Hip2Save for your great work!!!

Picture People Buy 1 Get 2 Free

Picture People is offering this coupon for buy 1 get 2 free 10/13 or smaller! Hurry it expires 10/31!! If you are a portrait club member then you could use your $10 off and only pay $8.00 plus tax for all 3 photos!
Go here to find a location near you!

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Deals and Steals at Target, King Soopers, Albertsons, & Azteca

Weekly Out of Pocket Expense (OOP): $37.18
Weekly Savings: $192.69

King Soopers
2- gal. Milk $1.99
8- Mtn. High Yogurt 2/$1
4-$.50 Mnf. coupon=Free
8- 1/2 lb. Challenge Butter (substitute for 4- 1lb) $1.99
4-$.50 & $.75 printable coupons = $.99
Star Olive Oil $13.59--Sale Price $5.99
1-$4.00 mailer coupon= $1.99
1 King Size Reese Peanut Butter Cup 10/$10
1-$.55 Mnf. coupon=Free
2- Pkgs. M&M 2/$.88
1-Friday Free Chocolate coupons=Free

OOP: $10.03
Savings: $25.09 (71%)


Before I did my shopping, I transfered a prescription so I received a $10 gift card. Great way to get free $$$.

1- 4lb Bag Chief Michael's Dog food $4.26
2 cans Wet Chief Michael's Dog Food $.84
1-BOGO Wet food
Present this BOGO coupon before any other coupons! It will give you the amount for the bag food which was $4.26!!
1-$3.00 Mnf. coupon Bag
Free + $1.06 overage
4-Travel Games (Hungry Hippos, Battle Ship, Connect 4) $4.99ea
(Found in Travel aisle or end cap)
4- $4 printable coupons here and here: IE or FF=$.99ea
4-Jimmy Dean breakfast meals-$2.49
4-$1 printable Target coupons
4-$.75 Mnf. coupon = $.75 ea
1 gal. Milk $1.89
17-Crystal Light 3pks (checkout aisle) clearance $.48 ea
4-$2/2 Mnf. coupon=$.18 for all
4 Skippy Peanut Butter $2.04
4-$1 printable Target coupons
4-$.40 Mnf. coupon =$.64 ea
1-A&D clearance $2.53
1-$2 mailer coupon = $.53
2-Degree Body Spray $3.29 ea
2-Degree Deodorant $3.29 ea
4- $1.50 printable coupon: IE or FF
2-$3/2 printable Target coupon= $.29 ea

Gift Card:$10

Albertsons (Double, Triple, Quadruple Coupon Week)

Rain checks:
10 boxes Progresso Broth sale $1.00 ea
4- $50 Mnf. coupon
6-$50 printable coupons here, here, and here =Free
3-Warm Delights Mini sale $1.00
3-$.50 printable coupons here and here: Free
2-Progresso Bread Crumbs sale $1.00
1-$1/2 printable coupon here and here=$.50 ea

This week's sales:
10-Chunky soup microwaveable bowls 5/$5
5-$1/2 Mnf. coupons=$.50 ea
Buy 2 Ragu Sauce $1.79 Get Pasta Free
2-$.30 Mnf. Coupon (Ragu)
1-$.50 Mnf. coupon (pasta)= $.58 for all 3
2-Sargento 5/$5
2-$.40 Mnf. coupon (sliced or snack size coupon works)=Free
2- Sobe LifeWater $.99
2-$.25 printable coupon=Free
2-Pepsi Products $1.49
2-$.25 printable coupons=$.49 ea

OOP: $9.06
Savings: $92.12

Local Mexican Market located at Federal & Jewell in Denver

We buy all of our produce here!! This was not a great week for sales, but still decent!

2-Celery $.99 ea
5- Cucumber $.49 ea
1.32 lbs Limes $.99/lb
5 lbs Oranges $.49/lb
4.03 lbs Roma Tomatoes $.89/lb
5lb Bag Russet Potatoes $1.00

OOP: $12.77
In Store Savings: $3.00 (I think my savings is much more here verses shopping at the chain super markets)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Becoming a Savvy Shopper

The basic idea of Savvy Shopping is combing store sales with coupons to get free or almost free food & household items!!

Step 1
. Subscribe to your local news paper to receive the Sunday paper. For Denver readers you can subscribe here. For the best savings and most stockpile, I encourage you to purchase 1 paper per person in your family.
  • Until you subscribe, you can go to any Dollar Tree and purchase the Sunday paper for only $1.00. Tip: They have the papers there until the following Sunday or until they sell out, so many times you can go on Monday and there will still be papers left! WARNING: Check the papers to make sure they have the coupon inserts. Many people go through the papers and pull out the inserts and do not buy it, sad, but true.
Step 2. Develop an organizational system that works for you. Not every system is perfect for each person, but you must have some kind of system or the coupons will become overwhelming!!! I take my coupons with me every time I go shopping, so I like them to be organized by category according to how my stores are organized. Here are several different methods of organization. I recently changed from the expandable folder to the binder method.
  • Binder System: I just recently switched over to this method and I am loving it! Hip2Save has a wonderful video on how to set this system up! Go to her home page. On the right hand side you will see "Follow Me Monday" Videos. Click on "Coupon Organization" and that will take you to the two part video series on how to buy and organize your binder. Because of the video I switched!

  • Expandable Folder System: Here is a photo of a similar expanding file that I used to carry. I had 3 different folders, one for toiletries, one for food and one for miscellaneous.

  • Index Box Method: This method is good to get started to make sure you are actually going to clip coupons and save, before you go out and buy the items for the binder or expandable folders. Check out Money Saving Mom for her method of setting up the Index Box.
Step 3. Subscribe to The Grocery Game (GG). To sign up, it will ask you for your zip code and then it will provide you with the stores in your region. The first month in only $1. After the trial, it's $15 for the first store and $5 for each store for an 8 week subscription.

If you find this blog helpful to you in saving money, when you sign up for GG, please put down my email under the referral section.

You might ask, "How can there be any savings after you are paying for subscriptions?" I had the same question, but when I save 60-90% off of my total each time I shop, it proves to me that the $25 every 8 weeks that I pay is worth it! It only takes me about 2 trips to the grocery store to cover my costs.

Step 4. Register your grocery discount card for ecoupons. When you load a coupon to your card, the coupon does not double and it works only for one item. You can stack your ecoupons and a printed manufactured coupon to get great deals!!! There are three different sites available for this.
  • Cell Fire-The key to Cell Fire is to only register one card per person. If you register 2 cards then you will not be able to get all of the coupons for each card, you have to choose which store you want the one coupon loaded to. So I have one card registered under myself and one under my husband. New coupons are available all of the time, so check this site frequently for new coupons.

  • P&Gesaver-Proctor and Gamble have coupons available at the beginning of each month.

  • Shortcuts-I am new with Shortcuts, so I do not have much to say about it. As I learn more I will update you with another post if there are any tricks to it.
Step 5. Begin printing coupons. On my home page there is a long list of sites that you can print coupons from. I typically print coupons out that I know for sure I will use because they change the coupons frequently. But I do not print all of them because it take a lot of ink from my printer. Many people do print off all of the coupons any time new ones come out. I file these coupons in the correct category so they are easy to locate in the grocery store.

These are the basic of clipping coupons and getting organized! If you decide to get started with this crazy "sickness" of couponing, then check out how to prepare to go to the grocery store; organized with your list and coupons. After you get the hang of clipping coupons and actually using them at the grocery store, there are lots of little tips that I will offer in another post to help you become the best savvy shopper!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Freebies & Deals at Albertson's

Albertson's has some AWSOME deals this week through Tuesday the 13th!!! Even if you do not clip Sunday coupons, there are so many printable coupons available for great deals! They are doubling, tripling, and quadrupling coupons up to $1. They also have a deal if you buy 6 of the participating items you receive $3 off (B6G$3)

The purchase price for everything in the pictures (plus a few things not in the picture) was $18.89 with a savings of $142.02.

3 Boxes of Cheerios B6G$3
$1.50 ea
3-$.55 printable coupons= $.50 ea

4 Boxes of Crunch and Munch 10/$10
4-$.35 sunday coupon = Free

2 Boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks B6G$3
$1.50 ea
2-$.40 printable coupon = $.50

3 Boxes of Chex Mix Bars B6G$3
3-$.60 sunday coupon = $1.00

9 Boxes of Betty Crocker Warm Delight Minis B6G$3
$1.00 ea
9-$.50 printable coupons & sunday coupons=Free

8 Fiber One yogurts B6G$3
$2.00 ea
8-$1.00 printable & sunday coupons=$1.00 ea

4 Boxes of Ideal sweetener ($3.19 ea)
4-Free 50ct box from sunday paper=Free

1 Betty Crocker Frosting B6G$3
$1.00 ea
1-$.50 printable coupon=Free

4 Cans Hunt Spaghetti Sauce 10/$10
2- $.50/2 printable coupon= $.50 each

10 Bags of Frozen Green Giant Steamers B6G$3
$1.00 ea
10-$.50 or $1.00 printable and sunday coupons=Free

4 Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza ($.88 ea)
4-$.50 sunday coupons (individual size coupon)=Free + overage

6 Bags of Chex Mix B6G$3
$1.00 ea
6-$.50 printable coupons=Free

To get the printable coupons go to:
Most of the sites will allow only 1 or 2 copies of each coupon. If you have access to more than one computer you can get double the coupons!!

Some other good deals that I am going back for tonight are:

Progresso Chicken Broth B6G$3
$1.00 ea
$1.00 or $.50 printable and sunday coupons=Free

Progresso High Fiber Soup B6G$3
$1.50 ea
$.25 or $1.10

Make sure to check here for your local advertisement! There are so many other great deals for under a dollar!!! Great time to stock up and so worth the drive to the nearest store!!!

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