Tuesday, June 30, 2009
save 70% plus get a free $10 gift certificate! and it ENDS TODAY!
This means that $25 gift certificates are$3, plus you get the $10 g.c. back. To sweeten the deal, if you start your transaction via Ebates.com, you'll save an additional 15%!
To give you a scenario:
I bought 2 $25 gift certificates for $ 3 each, total $6
I saved $.90 by going through Ebates
Total spend: $5.10 for $50 worth of gift certificates
*** PLUS I'll receive the $10 gift certificate!
Apparently the $10 gift certificate comes to your email account and does not post in a Restaurant.com account.
Click here to start. Enter discount code: RECIPE at checkout and hit apply to save an additional 70%! Offer valid from through TODAY, 6/30/09 at 11:59PM PST.
TWO DAYS ONLY:
Lands' End is offering up to 50% off swimwear and free shipping with no minimum purchase today and tomorrow only.
Enter the Promotion Code JUNE30 and the PIN 00009146 in the space provided.
Collect nail polishes or other fun makeup items and give to your favorite teen. If the colors available aren't your style (but still free or close to it), then collect a variety and gift-package them for your favorite teen - a niece, your kids' babysitter, the next door neighbor graduating this coming year. Bonus points if you throw in couponed top/base coat, nail polish remover, cotton balls, or manicure tools!
Think outside the box with application. When you don't let the makeup packaging dictate what goes where, a muted matte pink lipstick could become a great creme formula blush. A too-brown-for-you powdered blush or bronzer could be a neutral eyeshadow. A too-light-for-you mascara could become a great eyebrow tamer/enhancer when applied with a very light hand - or even a coverup for a few stray grey or white hairs on your head. The basic idea is to look at the product's color and daydream about where else it might work on you. You can always wash off and start again - that's the beauty of experimenting.
Could you only find a foundation/concealer a shade darker? Don't worry - it's still good for:
- "Tan" you. If you get tan during the summers, or use fake tanning, a shade darker foundation is ideal for keeping your look pulled together! You only need to use it sparingly on "trouble" areas (undereye circles, zits, etc.) and blend well, to get a no-giveaway summer face.
- You, photographed. You may cringe to see the "one shade darker"color against your complexion under your bathroom mirror lights, but the reality is that if it's only slightly darker and blended very finely at the jawline, you will look younger, healthier, and more radiant in family portraits. This is especially true of fairer-complexioned women who tend to be washed out by ambient photo studio lighting. You'll also achieve a more awake, younger look by doubling the amount of makeup that you usually wear for daily use - from mascara to blush to lip color.
- "Pale" you. By January, you could be thanking your lucky stars that you have a slightly more palid shade in your makeup arsenal.
- You, sculpted. Dotting a slightly lighter shade under your eyebrow arch, on the top of your cheekbones, and on the inside corner of your eyes (blended well!) can make your face look skinnier, and you expressions look more awake and alert.
Donate to your local community/church/high school theater productions. If you've ever been in a play or musical, you know the gallons of makeup that such productions can consume. Even a small production can go through bottles of foundation in a single night for sufficient stage makeup. And since such productions are often low-budget, it's quite likely that your local thespians would welcome any of a wide variety of colors and brands of foundations, concealers, lipsticks, blushes, eyeliners, mascaras, and so on.
Trade with a fellow couponer. If you know a local couponer who hits up different stores, you can offer to be on the lookout for each other's favorite shades and products and trade every so often. Yes, you might give three lipglosses and get back a mascara and a pair of tweezers, but at least you're trading for stuff you'll eventually use, right?
Donate to your local women's shelter/domestic violence shelter. Women who rely on these shelters often do not have big beauty budgets, but your donation of cosmetics (as well as other basics like body washes, soaps, tampons and maxipads, etc.) can be a block in rebuilding their self-esteem as they get back on their feet.
What other creative ways have you found to use cheap or free couponed cosmetics? Post a comment to let everybody know. :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
CVS just emailed me a deal: use the code SHIP4FREE at checkout to get all orders over $25 to ship for free.
There is yet another active deal out there: spend $60, and get $10 off just for signing in with your CVS.com account, and $5 off if you use your Mastercard to pay for the items.
Maximum 'net' possible discount if you purchase at least $20 qualifying P&G products in a $60 transaction in the next two days: $20 ($5+$10+$5 gift card) off $60.
Incidentally, I price compared one qualifying product - Gillette Fusion cartridges (the manual ones, not battery-powered ones). 4 of the Fusion cartridges go for $14.49 at CVS.com ($3.62/each), while 16 of the cartridges go for ~$41 at my local Sam's club ($2.56/each). If you bought 4 of the 4-ct. boxes at $57.96 and threw in a filler to get to $60, you'd get 16 cartridges for $45, plus a $5 CVS gift card, bringing the 'net' to just under the Sam's price for 16. If you don't have a Sam's membership or a Sam's nearby, this might be worthwhile - up to you.
Look in yours for coupons for CoverGirl, Cottonelle & Olay products. These might work well with CVS deals in the near future.
Borders has released a new coupon for any 12 oz. Seattle's Best Coffee drink through July 2.
Click here to print your coupon. No purchase required. I tested out the coupon put out by Borders 2 weeks ago and had an easy time at my location. As always, please verify that your location carries the Seattle's Best Coffees before going there. Enjoy!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Check out this chicken deal STAT! Thanks, Frugal Friends! :)
- Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soups, 2/$1 ($0.50 each). Use the printable $1/2 coupon here or here to make it free.
- Benadryl or Cortaid itch relief .2-4 oz (PSA $3.99) earn back $2 ExtraCare Bucks.
This deal is limit 5. Usable coupons:
$1 Benadryl Allergy 06/28 SS
$1 Benadryl Cream, Spray, or Gel 06/28 SS
$.50 Cortaid 06/28 SS
- Bengay Moist Heat Therapy pads (3 count), ultra patches (4-5 ct.), or ultra cream (4 oz.) are all $6.99 each, earning back $2 in ExtraCare Bucks for each bought. This deal is limit 5.
$2 Bengay 06/28 SS
$1.50 Bengay (exp 06/30) 05/17 V/RP
$1 Bengay, any except trial 04/26 SS
$5 off 2 Peelie on some Moist Heat Therapy pads
- Edge or Skintimate shave gels are $1.99. Use these coupons:
$1 off Edge shave gel
$1 off Skintimate
$0.75 off Edge infused or any other Edge shave gel 05/17 SS
- Lay's Chips $3.99 BOGO Limit 4
$1 Frito Lay Snacks, any variety, 9 oz. or larger bag AND Frito Lay Dip, any variety 9.5 oz + jar SS 6/28
Note (not found in iheartcvs matchups): If you get All You magazine, the July issue that arrived in mailboxes recently had a $1/2 Lay's potato chips coupon which would make the chips ~$1.50 per bag. Not bad!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
- The $5/$15 meat purchase coupon is good for one more week, through 07/02. Pair it with the half-price $4.99 Porterhouse of T-Bone Steak, the 60% off $1.99/lb. pork chops, or the $0.99/lb. chicken drumsticks or thighs to get maximum meat discount!
- Sweet White Corn, 12 for $1.99. Roast it in-husk for a quick, tasty version!
- $3.88 watermelons, the cheapest watermelon price at Giant so far this year.
- $2.20 for 12-packs of Coke products. You must by 5 ($11 total) to get this price.
- The new discount certificates. Get up to 20% off a future shopping order! Between June 26 and July 30, every $1 you spend at Giant with your BonusCard will transalte to 1 point earned. Go to giantfood.com/extrarewards to activate your rewards. You can elect to "cash in" your points at any time at this link - cashing in 250 of your points will result in a 5% savings certificate printed out during your next cheeckout, good for a future transaction. 450 points = 10%, 600 points = 15%, and 800 points = 20% savings certificate.
This deal is kind of convoluted, but I'll be curious to see what kind of rewards it yields. The problem is: I rarely spend over $50 at Giant in a single transaction, so assuming $50 is my "big haul", I would save $10 at most. $800 spent to save $10 isn't a particularly good motivator for me, but maybe there are other "takes" on this deal that could result in better incentives. Anybody willing to post comments on creative ways to maximize savings with this deal?
Other deals and Giant coupon matchups we spotted for the week of 06/26-07/02:
- Ball Park Franks are BOGO ($4.49 for two). Use the $1/2 coupons from the 06/07 or 06/28 RP inserts to get two for $3.49, or ~$1.75 each, less than half price.
- Hot Pockets (includes Lean Pockets, Croissant Pockets, Paninis, or Subs) are 5/$10. Use the coupons (values vary by region) in the 05/17 SS and the 04/26 SS to maximize savings, bringing prices $0.50-$1.
- Osteo Bi-Flex is BOGO. Use the $6/1 coupon from the 04/19 SS or the printable $5/1 coupon available by registering here - and use two coupons! - to get it pretty cheap.
- Nature's Bounty vitamins and supplements are BOGO. Use two of the $1/1 coupons from the 06/07 RP to get them for $2 off the price of one.
- Turkey Hill drinks are 3/$5 again. Use the $1/2 coupon from the 05/10 RP to get them for $1.16 each (not a bad stock-up uption for Fourth of July company).
- Earn a $5 Catalina coupon good toward your next transaction when you spend $15 in one transaction on Olay skin care (see 06/07 P&G coupons) or Covergirl cosmetics (Covergirl is 25% off; 05/17 P&G had a $2 CG lip coupon expiring 06/30, while 06/07 P&G had a coupon for $1/1 and/or $2/2 any CG product).
- Ragu is 2/$4. There were $0.60 coupons in the 05/17 RP which should double automatically.
- Lay's potato chips are 2/$5. Use the $1/2 coupon from July's All You magazine to make them $2 each.
- Kellogg's Corn Pops, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, or Froot Loops are 3/$5 ($1.66 each). The 06/07 RP had a coupon good for $1 off Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops or Apple Jacks Cereal. Final cost: $0.66/box.
- Pillsbury Brownie Mixes, $1, but $0.30 after doubled $0.35 coupon from the 03/29 RP.
- Knorr Pasta Sides, $1, but after $0.60/2 coupon (05/17 SS2, doubles automatically), $0.40 each.
- Note: there is a deal for an extra $0.10 off gas this week when you buy any 4 participating items, listed in-ad. The tiny print goes on to say that the only Giant locations where gas is sold (ergo - where this deal is redeemable?) in Pasadena and Lusby, MD.
Let us know what deals you spotted by posting a comment! :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
"I was at Tysons today and discovered that Godiva now has a rewards program. The best part of it is you get a free chocolate (anything you want from the case) every month! All I had to do was give them my e-mail address and pick out my free chocolate for the month - no purchase necessary!
Here are the details:
Thank you, Jen, for alerting us to this very sweet deal. :)
Find your nearest Godiva location here: http://godiva.geoserve.com/forms/godiva.php
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here is a printable coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at Bertucci's (expires 07/15/09) that I stumbled across this morning in a banner ad. Remember to tip according to the original purchase quantity. :)
Find your local Bertucci's here!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Use the code RBXTHXU6 today or tomorrow at RedBox riosks everywhere to get your free rental.
Find your local Redbox kiosks at nearby gas stations, grocery stores, and other locations.
Search the Redbox Movie Titles for tonight!
As Anna pointed out in her field report, the delicious Sabra hummus was very cheap indeed, at two tubs for $1.29 after two printables and the BOGO price. See the rest of this week's deals and coupon matchups here.
When I got home, I did a happy dance upon discovering that this is a "starting-with-5" coupon, meaning it will double or triple. Even if I just doubled it, I'd be already $0.25 to the good on those blueberries, but I'm thinking of hitting up Bloom's triple coupons this coming weekend to see if these peelies will get me any free Ziploc containers once they triple to $2.25 each...woo hoo! One caveat: When I peeled it off, it took some of the opposite sheet's colors with it, making it sort of blotchy (see closeup pic above by clicking for a zoom view), so if you get these peelies, take'em off slowly and carefully.
Though Anna had no problem with the BOGO Oscar Mayer sale working with the Oscar Mayer coupon, my Giant's checkout system refused to play ball (though ironically, it did accept the BOGO SoBe printable with its BOGO sale - go figure). The very nice lady who was helping me explained that sometimes the BOGO sales and freebie coupons work, and sometimes they don't - and she is supposed to go with whatever the computer decides. Hm... I'm thinking if I reaaallly wanted those hot dogs, I could have gone to customer service, but being ready to hit the road with my tot, I just asked her to void the hot dogs from the transaction (I'll probably get a free pack with the freebie coupon some other time).
The lady at checkout had also showed me a fun new trick - a variation on one I already knew. When you're having trouble getting something to scan at self checkout, you can hit "Keypad" in the center of the right hand side of the screen, and simply key in the item number on the bar code (including the lonely single digits each to the left and the right of the main ten digit number) - and hit "Enter". This one I already knew, but my Internet-printed coupons weren't scanning, and this is when she told me that I could do the same thing with the coupon bar codes, and she showed me. She came back several coupons later to check on me - and they were going through, no problem. Cool! You learn something new every day. (She still had to enter the freebie coupons since those require a cashier to enter the value of the freebies in question with their authorized card.)
- Frank's RedHot sauce is $1. Use the $1 off Frank's RedHot Sauce (05/17 SS) to get it FREE!
- 20 oz. bottles of Sobe Lifewater are BOGO. Use the printable BOGO Sobe coupon here to get two bottles FREE!
- SoyJoy bars are 4/$4, and you get $4 ExtraCare Bucks when you buy 4. This deal is limit 5. Although SoyJoys tend to be a love-or-hate item, if you've never liked them in the past, consider trying the vastly-different mango coconut flavor - it tends to have a better consistency and taste than the others, in my experience.
Use these coupons:
$2 off 10 SoyJoys (05/31 SS)
$1 off 2 SoyJoys - or BOGO up to $1.39 (05/31 SS)
$1 off 5 SoyJoys
- ThermaCare Neck to Arm Wrap, 1 ct., $2.49, earn back $2.49 in ECBs - making it free after ECBs! Use this printable $1 off any Thermacare coupon to get $1 'profit'.
- Almay Pure Blends Foundation or Face Powder is $13.99, earn back 10 ECBs for each bought. This deal is limit 3. Use the coupon for $1 off Almay cosmetic product (05/17 SS). "Net", $2.99 for the foundation..
Friday, June 19, 2009
The 3-day sale includes:
- Sweet white corn, 12/$1.99 (cheapest so far this year!)
- Maryland Crab Cakes, 2/$10
- Lobster Tails, $5.99 each.
- Roma Sausage, 1 lb. package, $2.99
- Wild American Gulf Shrimp, $9.99/lb.
- Backfin Crabmeat, 1 lb. container, $9.99
- Quarter Sheet Cake, $9.99
And on a related note: if you're serving crab cakes, lobster tails, and gulf shrimp for Father's Day, how can I get invited to that shindig? ;-p
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tomorrow is another big day for freebies.
A&W lovers can pick up a small root beer float tomorrow, June 19. Available from 2 - 8 pm only. One per customer.
Please verify participation before you go and let us know if you go!
Up early on Saturday mornings?
If you like Old Navy tank tops for women or girls, head their way this Saturday, June 20. Each top is $20, limit of 5 per customer, and up to 50 color choices.
As always, we recommend checking with your local store to confirm participation.
Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- Cheap Grillin':
Boneless Chicken Breast, usually $3.29/lb., just $1.69/lb. This is rock-bottom stockup price in the first place, peeps! If you use the $5 off $15 meat purchase coupon (whose terms do not require a BonusCard), your lowest possible price could be $15 retail worth of chicken (~4.6 lbs.) for $2.71.
Petite Sirloin Steak, usually $5.99/lb., this week $3.99/lb. If you can find a 2.5 lb. package, you could get as low as $15 retail of steak for $4.99.
Fresh Pork Tenderloin is $2.99 (save $3/lb.!). If you find a 5 lb. package, you can get as low as $15 retail pork for $2.48.
- Cheap blueberries! 4 pints (~48 oz. or 3 lbs.) goes for $5 ($1.25 each). I just bought 3 lbs. of blueberries for around $7 at Sam's Club, so this is a real deal. Make some blueberry banana bread!
- Watermelon on sale for $3.99 (save $2 each). Sign me up!
- Pepsi 12 packs or 6 packs, 4/$12, or $2.40 each.
- BOGOs and freebies:
Oscar Mayer Beef Franks are BOGO. Pretty sure you can use the free Oscar Mayer Beef Franks coupon (it was a by-request-on-web coupon mailed to your homes) to get TWO packages for FREE!
Sobe Lifewater is BOGO. Use this BOGO printable coupon to get two for free (or print two coupons, get four for free!).
Dole Fruit Bowls 4 packs (all varieties) are BOGO. The 04/26 SS had coupons for these fruit bowls, though values varied regionally.
Banana Boat Suncare or Hawaiian Tropic Suncare are BOGO. The 05/03 SS had a $1/1 coupon for both BB and HT, and you can also register here for a $2/1 Banana Boat printable coupon and here for a $2/1 Hawaiian Tropic printable coupon. These run $10-$15. If the print limit on the $2 coupons is 2 per Windows-run computer, you can get 2 BB or 2 HT products for around $6, which makes them ~$3 each - a 70%ish discount on sunscreen!
Sabra Hummus is BOGO. If this $1.50/1 printable coupon is still good, you can get two for very, very cheap.
Chi-Chi's salsa is BOGO. There were coupons in the 05/17 SS for $0.55 (doubles to $1.10) or $1 off that could make this cheap indeed.
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid containers are Buy 2, Get 1 Free. Use three of the $1 coupons from the 05/03 and 06/07 SS inserts to get them for cheaper.
Finish Detergent Tabs are BOGO. Use two of the the $0.75/1 coupon (doubles to $1.50) from the 06/07 SS to get $3 total off the cost of one.
Other Giant coupon matchups that we spotted in the ad for the week of 06/19-06/25:
- Tropicana Pure Premium $1.99 (save at least $1.76 each). Send a Father's Day greeting and you and the recipient will both get a printable coupon for $1 off Tropicana Pure Premium, making the OJ just $0.99! The 05/03 RP also had a $1/2 coupon for Tropicana Juices 59 oz. or larger, makinng it $1.49 each.
- Kellogg's Corn Pops, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, or Froot Loops are BOGO. The 06/07 RP had a coupon good for $1 off Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops or Apple Jacks Cereal. Use two coupons since you're buying two. Estimated cost for two after coupons, $1.49 or ~$0.75 each.
- Buy $15 of Giant brand products on the flap, get a $3 Catalina good for for your next purchase at Giant. Graham crackers, microwave popcorn, toilet paper, paper towels, cheese, applesauce, paper plates, and sandwich bags are all listed. As an example, Giant cheese blocks are 2/$5. Buy 6 to get them for a net of $12, or $2 each.
- Yoplait Yoghurt cups are 20/$10. There was a $0.40/6 coupon (doubles automatically) from either the 05/31 or 06/07 SS will get you 6 for $2.20, or ~$0.37 each. There is a $0.45/6 coupon printable from coupons.com that will get you the cups for $0.35 each.
- Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce is $1.66 (this normally retails $2-$2.50 per bottle). The $1 coupon from the 05/10 SS will make it $0.66/bottle. Nice! Note: this wasn't in my 05/10 SS but was still listed in AFullCup's coupon database. Maybe a regional one...?
My Panera Rewards Card - testing in NOVA locations now! FREE PASTRY OR SWEET or even FREE LUNCH for registering!
Alexandria (Edsall/Vincent Gate Terrace)
Alexandria (Hechinger Commons)
Alexandria (Kingstowne Center)
Alexandria (Richmond Hwy/Route 1)
Arlington (Wilson Blvd.)
Ashburn (Greenway Corporate Dr.)
Centreville (Union Mill Rd.)
Dumfries (Furtuna Center Plaza)
Fairfax (Chain Bridge Rd.)
Fairfax (Lee Hwy)
Fairfax (West Ox Rd.)
Falls Church (Baileys Crossroads)
Falls Church (Strawberry Ln.)
Falls Church (West Broad St.)
Fredericksburg, VA (Carl D. Silver Pkwy)
Gainesville (Atlas Walk Way)
Herndon (Elden St.)
Herndon (Woodland Crossing Dr.)
Lansdowne (Promenade Dr.)
Leesburg (Ft. Evans Rd.)
Manassas (Liberia Ave.)
Manassas (Sudley Rd.)
McLean (Tysons Corner Center)
Reston (Discovery St.)
South Riding (Riding Plaza)
Spotsylvania (Jefferson Davis Hwy)
Stafford (Stafford Marketplace)
Vienna (Tysons Corner/Leesburg Pike)
Woodbridge (Merchants Plaza)
Woodbridge (Prince William Pkwy)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
As before, this $5/$15 meat purchase at Giant coupon does not require a BonusCard for discount - neither do its stated terms.
If you shop the Giant affiliate chain Stop and Shop, you can get the $5 off $15 meat purchase at Stop and Shop coupon here. (Thanks for the Stop and Shop coupon link, Bargain Shopper Lady!)
How could you use it for this week's Giant deals? Buy 3.5 lbs. of London Broil or Boneless Beef Chuck Steak. Use the coupon. Then scan your BonusCard. You'll pay $3.75 for $15 worth of beef. That's a price worth clearing some freezer space! :)
Note: Some stores have permitted the scanning of this coupon before BonusCard discount, while (according to reader comment feedback - thanks to all who write with their experiences!) some have not. The last time the $3/$15 coupon came out, I made a couple of trips to Giant and used the self-checkout as I almost always do. The second trip, I made consecutive transactions using this coupon before BonusCard - and a lady who was the designated "self-checkout duty" employee at the time took the time to stop and check out my coupon - in fact she came over twice, once during each of two transactions and asked where I got the coupon. Once I told her that it was freely available on the Giant website, she said, "That's really cool," and allowed me to continue with my other transactions. Since she was watching me, and we've heard of others being able to use this coupon before the BonusCard is used, it is probably a store-by-store basis whether or not you can use it before BonusCard, though the coupon's stated terms do not require the BonusCard to be scanned before the coupon is scanned.
Also, a reader told me earlier this week about a Giant employee refusing the coupon outright (even with well over $100 of meat in the transaction, ergo way more than $15 worth post-Bonuscard discount) - and belittling the couponer, acting as though the coupon was fradulent. This sort of treatment is rude, embarassing, and unacceptable! Fortunately, the reader informed me that later, this particular Giant's manager received a very well-written email about the experience, and since then has been reassured that the customer was in the right and that the coupon is legitimate for use. We mention this story to point out: the with/without and before/after Bonuscard element seems to be on a by-Giant basis, and you may need to add some meat to your transaction if your Giant requires post-Bonuscard scanning, but don't be afraid to seek management's assistance if your coupon is being rejected outright.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sometimes a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs really hits the spot, am I right?
NOVA Thrifty posted this sweet deal (thanks!) - go to Noodleball.com, give playing Noodle Ball a go, and you get to register for a coupon for a FREE spaghetti and meatballs at Noodles & Company with the purchase of any other entree. Sounds like a cheap lunch for two to me! Find your nearest Noodles and Company location here.
I don't have any madd Noodle Ball skillz (or actual basketball skills for that matter) - I only managed to make one meatball basket. It isn't a skill thing - just a gateway to your coupon, no matter how well or poorly you do. :) If you're really tanking, you can hit "End Game" to go straight to the option to register for the coupon (as always, we recommend using your junk email address) and, if you like, also opt-in for future Noodles and Company promos. So what are you waiting for? Lace up and go play some Noodle Ball!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
- 7-Up, Buy 3/$11, earn back 3 ECBs. Use the printable coupon available here (coupon text as good for any flavor 7-Up 12-pack). You can print 2 per Windows-run computer. Use 3 coupons, get three 12-packs of 7-Up for a net of $5, or $1.66 each. Nice.
- Crest ProHealth toothpaste (4.2 oz), 250 ml. rinse, or Oral B floss 27-55 yds, or Superfloss 50 ct., all $2.99 earn back $2 ECBs.
This deal is limit 1. Use coupons:
$0.50 off Crest 4.2 oz or larger, or liquid gel, 06/07 P&G
$1 off Crest Glide Floss 35M or Oral-B Advantage Floss Picks, Any 30 Ct. or larger, 06-07-09 PG
- 3 Chances at Cheaper Cereal:
Kellogg's Raisin Bran, Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, or Apple Jacks are priced at $1.88
$1 off Kelloggs All-Bran, Special K or Raisin Bran Cereal 11.4 oz or larger, 06/07 RP
Reason 4. : $1 off Kelloggs Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops, or Apple Jacks Cereal 10 oz or larger, 06/07 RP
Reason 5. : $1 off Kelloggs Mini-Wheats, Rice Krispies, or Crispix Cereal 10 oz or larger, 06/07 RP
Net: $0.88/box, or cheaper if you use ECBs to pay! Have a larger ECB to use? Milk runs $3.50-$4.00.gal. depending on CVS locations, and eggs run close to $2 for a dozen. If CVS sold produce, you'd hardly need to hit up a grocery store this week. ;)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
- $1.79/lb. chuck steak (chuck steak recipes here) or London Broil (London Broil recipes here).
- The $1.88s:
$1.88 for 8 ears of sweet white corn. Learn a foolproof (and very delicious) in-husk oven-roasting method here - no boiling required!
$1.88/pint of blueberries. Oooooweeeeee blueberry prices are starting to inch downward. A really delicious looking blueberry-banana bread recipe can be found here!
$1.88 Cantaloupe melons. Um...is a recipe needed here? I could eat half a fresh cantaloupe without blinking if I'm not careful.
- Dannon Yoghurts, 20/$8 ($0.40/each). The 05/03 SS had a coupon for $0.60/6 That would make 6 yoghurts $1.20, or just $0.20 each!
- The Ice Cream Deal: Buy 4, get $3 instant discount at checkout (must be all one transaction). Breyers is on sale for just $1.99, so even without coupons, getting 4 tubs of Breyers will come to $4.96, or less than $1.24 each! AFullCup has a 05/17 RP coupon for $1/2 Breyers (this one might be regional), so using two of these would make four tubs of Breyers $2.96, or $0.74/each. What a deal! Klondike Bars, 2/$6, can use this printable $1/2 coupon (wait a few seconds...the page does load eventually). Final cost for 4 Klondike Bar packs: $7.
- The P&G $10/$25 Catalina deal: Buy $25 worth of participating Proctor and Gamble health and beauty care items shown on the P&G page of the ad, and you'll receive a Catalina for $10 off your next transaction.
Best matchups we spotted so far (cheapest at the top):
Gillette Body Wash, 2/$7. 06/07 P&G has a $1 off coupon. Buy 6 body washes, use 6 $1 coupons, get the body wash for a net of $0.83 each.
Gillette Hair Care, 2/$7. 06/07 P&G had $1 off. Buy 6, use 6x$1 coupons, get the hair care for a net of $0.83 each.
Herbal Essences Hair Care, 2/$6. There was a $0.50/1 coupon and a $1/2 coupon in the 05/17 P&G. Your $0.50 coupon is your best bet, doubles to $1 off. Buy 7 = $21. Use 7 x $0.50 coupons, get 7 bottles for a net of $0.57 each.
Aussie Hair Care, 2/$5. There was a $2/1 styling product when you buy shampoo or conditioner (05/17 P&G). Buy 4 shampoos or conditioners, and 4 stylers. Use 4 x $2 coupons. Net $0.50 per bottle of Aussie hair care.
Crest, 2/$4. Use the $0.50/1 toothpaste 4.2 oz + coupon from the 06/07 P&G. If you have 10 of these coupons, you could get the Crest FREE after Catalina.
Gillette Clinical Strength Antiperspirant/Deodorant, $7.99. $1 coupon in 06/07 P&G.
Covergirl lip products or mascaras, 30% off. Use the $2/1 lip product coupon from the 05/17 P&G, or the $1/any from the same insert.
Glide Floss, $3.99. $0.75/1 (06/07 P&G) will get you down to $2.49, and around $1 each post-Catalina, depending on how you combine it.
The 05/17 P&G had a coupon for a free Oral B toothbrush when you guy Scope mouthwash and Crest paste. Not sure if these terms are combinable with Crest coupon mentioned above.
Prilosec OTC, 28 ct., $18.99. $3/1 coupon in the 06/07 P&G.
Secret Clinical Deodorant, $7.99. $1 off coupon in the 06/07 P&G.
Secret Flawless Deodorant, $3.99. $1/2 coupon in the 06/07 P&G.
Always Maxi Pads, $5.99. $1 off coupon in 06/07 P&G.
FREE Olay 2 Bar Soap when you buy Olay Ribbons Body Wash. Not sure if Bar Soap counts toward $25 P&G total or not. $1 off body wash coupon, 06/07 P&G.
Did you spot other hot Giant deals? Post a comment to let us all know! We luuurrv reader reports from the field!
Freebies 4 Mom shared that you'll get a free roasted chicken club sandwich today, June 10, with a drink purchase. Go here for details. Please check with your local Arby's to verify participation.
And if you'd like more Arby's freebies, sign up for the "Arby's Extras" here. They'll send you coupons for different items.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The good: All of the deals ($5+$10 off, 20% off, and $5 gift card) appear to be stackable. The AdPerk $5 gift card scenario is easy to do; remains to be seen if the $5 gift card would arrive with P&G products in the CVS.com order as I haven't completed a transaction yet - only worked scenarios. My experimenting with one item on sale showed that you can get the 20% discount on top of the sale price using code sale20.
The bad: The 20% trumps the $10 deal. You get $10 discounted from a $60 order, but this $60 threshold must be met after the 20% discount; in other words, you've got to fill your cart with about $75 worth of stuff to keep it above $60 after the 20% discount - and still get your $10 off.
The ugly: The Proctor and Gamble partipating products are, for the most part, larger or specialty versions of products - or more expensive items. Examples: $15.99 CoverGirl Simply Ageless Foundation, $7.99 bottles of Pantene (larger size, I believe), $7.99 boxes of Bounce fabric softener sheets. I could not find an official list of participating products; only see those flanking the video content screens. Therefore I'm not confident in saying "any CoverGirl" or "any Pantene"- and would go so far as to say that unless the products specifically appear on the AdPerk info box to the right of the videos, don't buy them. You also need to buy $20 worth of participating P&G products online to earn your $5 gift card and free shipping.
In addition, most items are waaaaaay overpriced to begin with. (Particpating Pampers were ridiculously high - $0.40-$0.60/diaper. Just get yours at CVS this week with a coupon!) In fact, many of my scenarios revealed that after all that coupon stacking, I was getting razor blades, wipes, and diapers down to hovering just above Sam's Club per unit prices on the same or similar items.
The best way to work this deal: find something that you absolutely would buy otherwise and is on sale to begin with. Add about $75 worth to your cart, then enter code sale20 for the 20% discount, then make sure that your $10 discount is applied up front. After you enter your MasterCard information, you'll get an additional $5 off. Remember that the $5+$10 and 20% discounts are good only through tonight, June 9!
Note: If you manage to work $20 worth of P&G products into the transaction, remember that they must total $20 after the 20% discount - but you should get a $5 gift card for completing the AdPerk offer, so that will make up for this.
Total discount if you work all angles = $75 subtotal, minus $15 (the 20%), minus $10 ($10/$60), minus $5 (MasterCard) minus $5 (gift card to be received) = $40, shipped free. $35 off isn't too shabby if you're getting something you'd otherwise buy.
I haven't had a chance to go through the offer in its entirety yet, but thought it worth mentioning if you are lining up a CVS.com purchase for today's 20%/$15 deal. Post your comments and feedback to let us all know whether you were able to complete the ad-watching deal! Were you able to stack this offer with the 20%/$15 discounts for today? I sure hope so... :)
Today, save 20% off your entire purchase at CVS.com when you enter the code sale20 at checkout. Some products/brands excluded.
Also, when you sign in using your CVS.com account, you save $10 off your purchase of $60 or more, and an additional $5 off your purchase by using your MasterCard to pay.
This deal is good to consider for personal care products that are rarely, if ever, listed in the CVS weekly ad. If you put $60 worth of items in your cart and take advantage of all above discounts, you can save up to $27 total! That's nearly half-price! Orders over $49 ship free (unknown whether before discounts).
Monday, June 8, 2009
Crystal says that you can still use this past weekend's code DEVRY6268 at Redboxes through the end of today, Monday, June 8. Woohoo, and thanks Crystal for publicizing this! Happy free renting, folks!
But please note:
If it's your very first time using RedBox with a given credit card, use the code REDBOX first (this is a one time only code good only on the first time you use Redbox). If you want to use this code and the Monday 06/08 code, then you pretty much need to rent two movies tonight, using REDBOX first and then the Monday code.
Find your local Redbox kiosks at nearby gas stations, grocery stores, and other locations.
Search the Redbox Movie Titles for tonight!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
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I wish that the site would offer more details, but the idea of free coupons delivered to your home isn't a bad way to start getting my attention. Does anybody else know more about this service? Please post a comment and enlighten us all if so!
There were two applicable 05/17 SS coupons: $1.50 off Huggies diapers coupon and a $2 off Huggies Pull-Ups coupon. You can get a $2 printable Huggies Pull-Ups coupon by registering here. This might be a separate printable $2 Pull-Ups coupon (not sure).
- The Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitor/Meter is $14.99, and you get back $5 ECBs.
This deal is limit 1.
Use the free meter coupon (up to $14.99) from the 03/22 or 03/01 inserts.
"Profit": $5 ECBs free and clear.
For info on why it's worth buying "free" or "profitable" blood glucose monitors - and where to find them - see our post about blood glucose monitors here.
- Gillette Fusion, Venus Embrace, or Spa Breeze (not disposables) are $7.99, and you get back $4 ECBs.
This deal is limit 1.
Use the $4 off Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor coupon from the 06/07 P&G to make the razor free after ExtraCare Bucks!
- Kraft BBQ sauce is $1.25, and if you use the $0.75 off coupon from the 05/03 SS, you can make this a great filler at $0.50. Yes, you're likely to get the BBQ sauce free by doubling it at a grocery store, but if you need just over a $1 to get you to your $$ limit for using a $/$$ coupon, then this is a good option for getting to your $$ amount cheaply.
- Frosted Mini Wheats are BOGO (prices start at $3.59). If you use the $1 off MiniWheats coupon from the recent VocalPoint mailer, you can get two boxes for $2.59, or $1.30 each. The BOGO coupon will make the MiniWheats FREE. (Sweet!)
- Purina Beneful Dog food is $9.99. Use the $5 printable Beneful dry dog food coupon here to get it half price.
I received a $4/$20 CVS coupon since my CVS online account has "opted in" for receiving coupons. This is how I'd try to work the coupons:
Bayer BCM $14.99
2 MiniWheats $3.59
Kraft BBQ $1.25
2 MiniWheats $3.59
BOGO MiniWheats = $3.59
$0.75 Kraft BBQ
New post-coupon subtotal: $0.09
ExtraCare Bucks earned: $5 ECBs.
Profit: $4.91 ECBs gained for $23.42 of merchandise, including 4 boxes of very-much-needed cereal!
Friday, June 5, 2009
- Just like two weeks ago, chicken drumsticks and thighs are $0.99/lb, and Porterhouse and T-Bone steaks are half price at $4.99/lb. The $3/$15 meat coupon has expired (yesterday), so you'll get a package of chicken for around $3-$5 or a package of 2-3 steaks for $9-$15.
- Yoplait is 20/$10 ($0.50 each, the same everyday price you'll find at Wal-Mart and Manassas VA's Global Food). The 04/19 SS and 05/31 SS had a $0.40/6 coupon which will double, and would make the yoghurt $0.37/each.
- Lean Cuisine is 5 for $11. The 05/03 SS had coupons for $1/4, which would make the meals $1.95 each.
- Catalina deal: Save $5 off your next shopping order when you spend $25 on:
If you have a party coming up, you could use 7 of the $1/2 Pringles coupons from the 05/17 P&G insert. 14 Pringles = $21, minus $7 in P&G coupons = $14. $5 Catalina makes it net $9 for 14 cans of Pringles, or $0.64 each.
5. Free Egg Deal: When you buy 4 participating Kraft products at Giant, you will get free Giant eggs (looks like a dozen, which goes for $1.80 or so). Participating products listed on the flap:
You could use the $1/1 Kraft printables to get 4 cheeses for $1.50 each, and get free eggs to boot. But: while the Kraft Natural Cheese is on sale 2/$5 and there were recent $1/1 printables, you're better off using those printables at Wal-Mart; mine had the same cheese going for an everyday price of $2.05! Doing the Giant deal with the Kraft coupons is like paying an extra $1.80 for 4 cheeses just to get a free $1.80 in eggs...waaaiiitaminit...you're still paying for those eggs!
Another "sale" price in the ad - Thomas' English muffins at 2/$5. These babies start at ~$1.98 at my Wal-Mart! Yeesh.Did you spot any other deals? Post a comment to let us know! :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Who doesn't like a free donut every now and then?
Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts plan to celebrate "National Donut Day" by giving out a free donut while supplies last.
At Krispy Kreme, no purchase is necessary. One per customer. Find a Krispy Kreme here.
At Dunkin Donuts, you can enjoy a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. Find a Dunkin Donuts here.
As always, please call your local donut shop to verify participation. Leave us a comment if you go and let us know how the lines were and how the donut supply held up!
Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Two: Shopper's Food Warehouse is now doubling coupons up to $0.99 in value every day - just like Giant and Safeway. We had the same reaction as Gina - how will this affect the last ten months' barrage of even-better-value double and triple coupon specials?
In any case, spotted a few deals so far in the Shopper's ad with respect to this new auto-doubling rule. Anybody else see some hot deals?
- Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats, regularly $4.49. Use the $0.35/1 from the 05/10 RP to get $0.70 off the $3.33 sale price - final price $2.63. Note: There is a store coupon on the flap for 2 packages of Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat FREE when you guy 4 12-packs of Coca-Cola (which is $12 for four this week). If you buy the lunchmeat, we're reasonably sure that you can stack the manufacturer coupon with the lunchmeat coupons. Best possible final price for four 12-packs of Coke and 2 packs of lunchmeat: $10.60 (assumes you get $6.66 off for two lunchmeats and also 2 x $0.70 off for using two manu coupons). Cheap!
- Tyson Any'tizers are 2/$6. Use the $0.55/1 coupon from the 05/10 SS. Final price: $1.90 each.
- The 05/17 SS $0.75/1 coupon will still get you free Edge, selling for 2/$3 this week.
- Daisy Sour Cream is 3/$4 ($1.33/each). Use the $0.60/1 coupon (05/31 RP) to make it just $0.13 each!
Post a comment if you spotted other deals!.
- Seek cheap or free local papers. Click here for more info on finding your local papers that carry Red Plum inserts.
- Ask your friends, relatives, and/or neighbors if they use the Red Plum inserts that they receive.
- Sign up to receive your one free weekly Red Plum by mail. (Thanks, Frugal Coupon Mom!)
- And...reader Trisha just emailed us a very interesting tip! She asked her mailman to save any spare RedPlums at the end of his route for her - and he did! Last week she opened her mailbox to find 12 (!!) extra Red Plums - free, y'allz! If you happen to have a chance to interact with your mail carrier, this may be the easiest, cheapest way to get your hands on some Red Plums. Yay for creative strategies and reader emails! Thanks, Trisha! (Why do I have the feeling that Trisha's mailman is going to mysteriously stumble upon an extra large bag of couponed treats at Christmas this year? lol)
Get your Home Made Simple Coupon Books here.
What is a Home Made Simple Coupon Book, you ask?
It's a series of coupons put out periodically by Procter & Gample. Over $30 in coupons will include brands like Cascade, Dawn, Mr. Clean, Febreze & Swiffer. Takes 6-8 weeks for delivery.
I sign up for these every time they're available. There has always been a coupon for a free bottle of Cascade dishwasher rinse aid, and I never buy dishwasher rinse because of it. There are other higher dollar coupons in this booklet. Sign up here today.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Looking for a unique birthday or holiday gift for a special kid?
Pottery Barn Kids is running a great sale on kids' lunch bags. Right now solid colors and polka dot patterns are available in different styles. Prices are as low as $7.99 without a monogram, and monogramming is available on pretty much everything. And free shipping is included!
I'm a big fan of PBK items because they are well made and timeless. Sales like this are rare.
This one's for you, Sonic lovers:
Get your free root beer float tomorrow night, June 3, from 8 pm - midnight. Too bad we don't have any Sonics here in the DC metro area.
As always, we recommend calling your local Sonic to verify participation. Enjoy! And let us know if you go by leaving us a comment.
Thanks to Deal Seeking Mom for the tip!
Monday, June 1, 2009
Get a free night's rental with the Monday May 4 Redbox Free Rental code (good for movies rented out today only): FM63H7 is the 06/01 Monday code.
But please note:
If it's your very first time using RedBox with a given credit card, use the code REDBOX first (this is a one time only code good only on the first time you use Redbox) If you want to use this code and the Monday 06/01 code, then you pretty much need to rent two movies tonight, using REDBOX and then the Monday code.
Find your local Redbox kiosks at nearby gas stations, grocery stores, and other locations.
Search the Redbox Movie Titles for tonight!
CVS has issued another "clip-free coupons" booklet for June 2009, though there are a few ExtraCare Buck deals woven in there. There are a lot of rumblings on the blogosphere about what the summer might hold; some say that this predominantly "clip-free" style is the new norm for monthly deals, while others say that it's only in place while CVS finishes acquiring the Longs' grocery store chain. Either way we'll be interested to see what July's deals hold in a month!
I just loaded my June uPromise coupons - over $47 dollars' worth of potential upromise account credit, if you add them all up - and it's now linked to my loyalty cards, just in case I snag some coupon deals with them. It can be worth more than $47 if I happen to buy multiples of qualifying products.
If you have store loyalty cards (CVS, Giant, Safeway, Shopper's Food Warehouse, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, anybody?) - then you can tie your loyalty card to your upromise accounts. Just sign into upromise.com, make sure that your loyalty card numbers are tied to your upromise accounts, and go to 'Earn Rewards' in the top menu bar, and click 'e-Coupons'. You can select all of the coupons and load them for June.
You do not get the discounts right away for having loaded these coupons - the 'savings' is loaded instead to your upromise account when you purchase selected items with the store loyalty cards whose numbers you've added to your upromise account. The coupons are very often for the same items heavily promoted in Sunday inserts and store weekly ads, so if you are a couponer, odds are good that you may find yourself buying items that are on the upromise monthly e-Coupons lineup. (Among the June e-Coupons: Johnsonville Sausage, Post Cereal Coupons, Huggies...sounding familiar?) In fact, you get $1.50 credited to your account for each package of Huggies bought - not too shabby!
If you haven't hit Shopper's Food Warehouse yet this week for double coupons, load your June uPromise coupons first. Wacky Mac, No Yolks, and other popular doubled/tripled products are on the list for this month, so make sure you get some credit for it.
Yes - it is a small amount, but something is better than nothing, and this is a painless way to add some college savings in just a couple of minutes. Think about it: you'd kick yourself if you later realized that the CVS "Free After ExtraCare Bucks" item(s) you purchased would also have given you a couple of bucks in your upromise account just because your store loyalty card numbers and coupons would have been pre-loaded. And remember that purchasing certain participating products with your store loyalty card every day (even without e-Coupons!) will add slowly but surely to your upromise accounts, so go get your account up and running! :)
'Hot ticket' print-right-this-minute-'cause-quantities-are-limited categories often include:
- Crackers (Ritz, Triscuit, Wheat Thins)
- Breakfast Cereal
Basically, the less of a "niche" product something is, the sooner you should hop to printing the coupon! Happy printing. :o)