Friday, August 31, 2012

Lorri's Safeway run 8/31

A couple days ago I told you about this Crazy Kraft Catalina and how I scored 10 packs of Bologna at Albertson's . Let me tell you this Kraft Catalina is great and I'm scoring some smoking hot deals!

We we out of coffee and its been about 6 weeks sense I've seen stock up prices on coffee. This is defiantly one of those stock up prices, even before the Catalina.
The deals:
Buy 2 Bags Gevalia Coffee - Sale price - $7.99 each
           Use 1 Just For U BOGO Free
           Use 1 $2 off 1 Gevalia coffee (coupon that printed from the cat machine)
Buy 6 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs - Sale Price $1.99 each
           Use 6 Just For U Store Ecoupon- $1.00 off Oscar Meyer Meat Franks
           Use 1 Just For U Manufacture Ecoupon $1 off 2 OM Meat Franks
Buy 2 Kraft Singles - Sale Price $2.50 (limit 2)
           Use 2 Just For U Store Ecoupon - $.71 off Kraft singles
Buy 1 package of butter - $0.99
Total before any discounts- $51.09
Total after Safeway Rewards Card - $33.91
Total after Just For U and coupons - $14.51
Received a $10 Catalina off my next trip.
This is like paying just $4.51 for 11 items or 45 cents each!
Safeway's Just For U personalized coupons very by person. The $.71 and $1 Store Ecoupons are available to everyone, and because these are Store coupons you CAN stack them with Manufacture coupons. 
 If you do not have a Safeway card or you have not signed up for Just For U, you can do it online or in store. My store also has a Netbook set up that anyone can use to add or review their Just For U account. I have the Safeway app on my phone, where I can add coupons with a touch of a button. I love having it on my phone, where I can review my account while I shop!

Sharing spree: Play boutique

Have you figured out yet that I love Sharing Spree? Not only do they offer great discounts, but they also donate a portion of their proceeds to charity! Talk about Win-Win.

Today's Sharing spree deal is for stay and play pass and a $10 cafe credit at Play Boutique in Beaverton or Lake Oswego for just $8. This would be Perfect for an upcoming rainy day (and you know there were be many) when both Mommy (or Daddy) and wee ones are going stir crazy!

To get this deal :
Sign up or Log in to Sharing Spree
Click "Buy"
Select your location (Beaverton or Lake O)
Pay just $8
Print your Voucher, take it to your selected location after 9/3 and enjoy

Fine Print:

May purchase one per child within the family. Limit one voucher per visit. May purchase additional as gifts. Please choose location at check-out. Cafe credit not valid for alcohol. May be used for any Stay & Play session on the calendar. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. No cash value. No change given. No refunds. Print voucher or display clearly on your smartphone or tablet. Begin redemption on 9/3/12. Expires 11/30/12, subject to state laws and regulations

Ashley's Safeway Deals 8/31

Here are the Safeway Deals I was able to get

Trans 1

4 boxes Honey Bunches of Oats $1.88ea (After Club Card)
Used 2 $1/2 Post Cereals Printable
Doubled $1 Savings
Total OOP 4.52
Received $3 Catelina Coupon

Trans 2

3 Motts AppleSauce 4pk Pouches $2.50ea (After Club Card)
3 Gerber Grabber Pouches $1.79ea (After Club Card)
Used 3 $1/1 Motts Pouches Printable
Used 3 $.75/1 Gerber Grabber Pouches
Doubled $2 Savings
Used $3 Cat from Trans 1
Total OOP 1.59

Before Club Card Prices $15.14
After Club Card, Coupons and Cat $6.11

Ashley's Target Savings 8/31

Here are the deals I scored at Target

Hershey's Simple Pleasures $2.99
2 International Delight Creamer $1.97 Ea
Glade Candle $2.99
Method Glass Cleaner $2.69

Used $1/1 Hershey's Simple Pleasures Target Printable
Used $2/1 Coupon (8/19 SS)
Used $1/1 Method Target Printable
Used $1/1 Coupon (8/12 SS)
Used $1/1 Glade Target Printable
Used $1/1 Glade Printable Here
Used 2 $1.50/1 International Delight Printables
(-.05 Reusable Bag Refund)

OOP $2.56

Before Coupon Total: 12.61
Total After Coupons and Store Stackable Coupons: $2.56

Ashley's Rite Aid 8/31

Here are the fantastic savings from Rite Aid this week.

Trans 1

Crest Pro Health Rinse 1lt $4.99
Crest Pro Health Rinse 500ml $4.99
Stayfree $3
Used $.50/1 Crest Rinse (8/26 PG)
Used B1G1 Free Crest Rinse (7/29 PG)
Used $2/1 Stayfree (7/22 SS)
OOP: 5.49
Received $9 in +Ups

Trans 2

4 Pantene Shampoo's $3.50 Ea
Stayfree $3
Crest Whitening Plus Scope Toothpaste $2.99
Used (2) $3/2 Pantene (7/29 PG) ** Thanks Lorri!!
Used $2/1 Stayfree (7/22 SS) ** Thanks Lorri!!
Used $.50/1 Crest Toothpaste (7/29PG)
Used $1/1 Crest in ad Coup
Used $9 +Ups from Trans 1
OOP: 1.49
Received $6 in +Ups

Trans 3

4 Herbal Essences Shampoo/ Conditioner $3 Ea
3 Dawn Dishsoap $.99 Ea
Used (3) $.50/1 Dawn Dishsoap (8/26 PG)
Used (2) $3/2 Herbal Essences (8/05 RP)
Used $6 in +Ups from Trans 2
OOP: $1.47
Received $4 in +Ups

Trans 4

2 Scope $4.29 Ea
Used (2) $1.50/1 Scope (8/26 PG)
Used $4 in +Ups from Trans 3
OOP: $1.58
Received $4 in +Ups

Before Coupons Grand Total: $56.52
Received $23 in +Ups
After Coupon & +Ups Savings: $10.03
Still have $4 in +Ups

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ashley's Target Trip 8/30

Here are some great deals I got at Target today.


Method Cleaner Reg $2.69
$1/1 8/12 SS Coup
$1/1 Target Coup
.69 OOP

Hershey's Simple Pleasures $2.99
$2/1 8/19 SS Coup
$1/1 Target Coup

Glade Jar Candles $2.99
$1/1 Here
$1/1 Target Coup
.99 OOP

Total OOP $2.37

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Albertsons Deals 8/29 - 9/4

This weeks Albertsons Deals are listed bellow. It's a Holiday weekend and we just had TTV's and Coupon Round Up so I don't think we will be getting TTV's. If we do get TTV's I will update with doublers asap.

Remember that you can typically print 2 coupons per computer.

  • Albertsons whole fryer chicken – $1.09/lb *Decent price, We can find them as low as $0.79 per/lb
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.99/lb
  • Applewood smoked thick sliced bacon - $2.99/lb
  • Green bell peppers - $0.59 each
    Peaches or nectarines – $1.49/lb
  • Mini seedless watermelon - $1.99 each
  • Dole salad blends  - $2.50 each
    Purchase two (2) Dole salad blends and receive up to two (2) pounds of bananas FREE
  • Wonderful pistachios - $4.99 each
    $0.50/1 Wonderful Pistachios, 5 oz+ 06/24 SS exp 08/30/2012 Or $1/1 Wonderful Pistachios, 6 oz+
    Final price = as little as $3.99 each
  • Clementines (3 lb bag) - $6.99 each (2.33 per/lb)
  • Strawberries (4 lb pkg) - $7.99 each (1.99 per/lb)

  • Nabisco snack crackers, Chips Ahoy cookies, Ritz crackers  or Ritz Bits crackers - $1.37 each – must buy 3 to get price
    $1 off 2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers, except single serve or $0.75/2 Nabisco, cookies or crackers 08/05 SS (exp 10/05/2012)
    *Check your Sizzlin Summer game tickets for $0.50/1 Nabisco or Chips Ahoy
    Final price = as low as $0.54 with one (1) $1/2 and three (3) $0.50/1 store coupons
  • Albertsons hot dog or hamburger buns  - $1 each
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce - $1 each
  • Heinz ketchup (32 – 36 oz) - $1.67 each
    $0.25/1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup 08/19 SS (exp 09/30/2012)
    Final price = $1.42 each
  • Bush’s baked beans - $1.67 each
    $1/2 Bush’s Baked Beans or Grillin’ Beans
    Final price = $1.17 each
  • Mission soft taco tortillas (10 ct, flour or whole wheat) - $2 each
    $1.50/4 Mission Tortilla Bags AND 2 Carton of Eggs, 1 dozen 08/12/2012 SS Insert (exp 12/31/2012)
    Final price = as little as $1.25 each when you buy 2 packages of tortillas and 2 dozen eggs (plus the cost of eggs)
  • Planters Nut-rition peanut butter - $2.75 each
    $0.75/1 Planters Nut-rition peanut butter energy mix SS Insert 08/26/2012 (exp 10/17/2012)
    Final price = $2 each
  • Nutella hazelnut spread - $3.99 each
    $1/1 Nutella, 12 oz+ 08/05 RP Insert (exp 10/31/2012)
    Final price = as little as $2.99 each
Purchase four (4) participating items and pay just $2 each
  • Keebler - club crackers, El fudge or fudge shoppe cookies or sandies cookies – $2 each when you buy 4 participating items
    $1/2 Keebler Club Crackers 08/26 RP (exp 10/21/2012)
    $1/2 Keebler Club Crackers, 11 oz+ 08/26 RP (exp 10/21/2012)
    $0.55/2 Keebler Cookies 07/29 RP (exp 09/23/2012)
    Final price = as little as $1.50 each
  • Sunshine cheez-it crackers  – $2 each when you buy 4 participating items
PURCHASE 10 PARTICIPATING PRODUCTS AND RECEIVE $5 OFF INSTANTLYPrices listed below are after the $5 instant savings has been deducted after purchasing 10 participating items
  • Hormel completes or kids completes - $1.49 each
    $1/2 Hormel Completes Kids Microwave Meals
    $1/1 Hormel Completes Microwave Meal
    $1/1 Hormel Completes Microwave Meals 08/19 SS (exp 10/15/2012)
    $0.55/1 Hormel Completes Kids Microwave Meals 08/19 SS (exp 10/15/2012)
    $1/1 Hormel Completes Microwave Meal
    Final price = as little as $0.49 each
  • Propel fitness water (24 oz) - $0.50 each
  • Mt. Olive kosher pickles or bread & butter chips  - $1.69 each
    $1/1 Mt Olive pickles, peppers or relish product SS 08/26 (exp 10/07/2012)
    Final price = $0.69 each
  • Pasta – American Beauty, Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest  – $0.75 each
  • Ronzoni Garden Delight  – $0.75 each
  • Hunt’s snack pack pudding  - $0.75 each
  • Birds Eye steam fresh vegetables  - $0.99 each
  • Twizzlers candy- $1.49 each
    $1/3 Twizzler Candy Bags 07/29/2012 SS (exp 09/16/2012)
    Final price = $1.16 each
  • Classico pasta sauce - $1.49 each
    $1/3 Classico Jars, any
    Final price = $1.16 each
  • Juicy Juice, Slim pack or Fruitifuls - $2.29 each
    $1/1 Nestle Juicy Juice Fruitifuls Juice Beverage, 6.75 oz, 8 pk
    Final price = $1.29 each
  • All liquid laundry detergent (32 – 50 oz) or mighty pacs (24 ct) - $3.99 eac 
    $1/1 All Laundry Detergent 07/29/2012 RP  (exp 09/09/2012)
    Final price = as little as $2.99 each (works out to be $.09 cents a load)

Kraft catalina deal - save up to $10 on your next purchase

Deal Idea:
Total Before Coupons = $20.54
Total OOP = $13.44 (if you have the Sizzlin Summer game coupon)
Receive $10 Catalina
This works out to be $0.34 each item! ($0.44 if you don't have the Sizzlin Summer coupon)


Plum District Canvas Photo Deal!

I love Plum District and the great deals they have daily.

Today, they have a Canvas photo deal with Free Shipping!


Just head here to check it out!

Available in 5 sizes. For example-

 Size 11x14
$38 PLUS Free Shipping!
a $92 Value!

Now thats my kind of savings!

A canvas photo will add just the right look to that empty wall you have been looking to fill!

Starbucks Free Coffee!

Lorri found a great deal today for all of you Starbucks Lovers!

Enter this form here for a Buy 4 Drinks Get The 5th Drink Free Coupon!

Offer Valid 8/28-09/30

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crazy good Kraft Catalina

Kraft is running a crazy good catalina right now that combines with coupons and sales to trigger stock up prices on many items.  This last week Ashley and I (details here and here )were both able to stock up on Bologina for just $.49 each after instant saving and catalina at Albertsons.

Between now and 9/15/12 save up to $10 when you buy perticapation Kraft Product:
Buy 3-5 items, Get $2 Catalina
Buy 6-9 items, Get $5 Catalina
Buy 10+ items, Get $10 Catalina
Participating items:
  • Crystal Light Canister (8 qt+)
  • Crystal Light OTG (7 ct+)
  • Gevalia Coffee (12 oz+) — hold on to those BOGO coupons (NLA)
  • Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese (14 oz+)
  • Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz+)
  • Kraft Shreds (8 oz+)
  • Kraft Singles (12 oz+)
  • Maxwell House Coffee 1-3 lb (10.5 oz+)
  • Mayo or Miracle Whip Light (12 oz+)
  • MiO (1.08 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh (7 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (16 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchables Fun Pack (4.8 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Bologna (12 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Completes (11.4 oz+)
  • Oscar Mayer Lunchables w/ Fruit (6.7 oz+)
  • Planters Peanuts (16 oz+)
  • Planters Nut-rition (8.75 oz+)
  • Velveeta Loaf (32 oz+)
  • Velveeta Shells & Cheese (12 oz+)

CouponNetwork currently has the following coupons that match up to this Catalina. Remember you can typicly print 2 coupons per printer.
$1.00 off KRAFT Dressings

Here are a couple deals at  Safeway starting tomorrow 8/29 *Thank you Frugal Living NW
The following are scenarios, you can adjust the number you buy depending on the number of coupons you have)
Buy 3-5, Get $2 Catalina
Buy 6-9, Get $5 Catalina
Buy 10+, Get $10 Catalina
Kraft Singles on sale $2.50
Buy 6 Kraft items, Get $5 Catalina
Use (6) $1/1 Kraft Singles coupon (NLA?)
Pay $9, Get $5 Catalina
$.67 each after coupons & Catalina
Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat on sale $3.99Buy 6 Kraft items, Get $5 Catalina
Use (6) $1/1 coupon
Pay $17.94, Get $5 Catalina
$2.16 each after coupons & Catalina
Oscar Mayer Meat Franks (16 oz) on sale $1.99
Buy 4
Buy 3+ Kraft Items, Get $2 Catalina
Use (2) $1/2 coupon
Pay $5.96, Get $2 Catalina
$.99 after coupons & Catalina

Lorri's Albertsons trip

My trip to Albertsons want smooth as butter. I spent a whopping $17.31 and I have $2 Catalina left! This was not a crazy coupon trip, just hit some crazy good Catalina deals.

Here are the details of each transaction :

Transaction 1:

Buy 12 A&W Root Beer $1.33
OOP $16.60 (.60 deposit)
Received 3 $5 Catalina's

Transaction 2:

Buy 10 Oscar Mayer Blogona $1.49 (after $5 savings for buying 10)
Buy 1 Mars Milky Way $0.69
Use 3 $5 cats from transaction 1
Pay $0.59 OOP
Receive $10 Catalina from Kraft Promo

Transaction 3:

Buy 10 Star-kiss tuna pouches $.99 (after $5 savings for buying 10)
Buy 2 Kraft Lunchables $.99
Buy 3 Velveta shells & cheese $2.69
Use 2 $1 off Star-kiss tuna pouches
Use 3 $0.55 off Star-kiss tuna pouches
Used 2 $1 off Velveta shells & cheese
Use 3 TTV -$3
Use $10 cat from transaction 2
OOP $0.12
Receive $2 Catalina from Kraft promo

Ashley's Albertsons TTV coupon trip

This is one of those trips we all dread. I went in with a specific plan of attack, and when one thing goes wrong, it ruins the remaining transactions.

Here is my haul, and my total OOP was 24.85. The dollar amount was what I was expecting to pay, but I didn't end up with some items, as they didn't carry the Gerber Pouches. Therefore, I spent about $5 more than planned.

10 Packages Bologna (Rcv $10 Cat)
4 A&W Rootbeer (Rcv $5 Cat)
2 Squirt (Rec $2 Cat for Both 7Up and Squirt)
2 7Up
3 Velveeta Shells and Cheese (Rec $2 Cat)
2 Barilla Microwave Lunches
2 Soft Scrub Products
4 Ball Park Frank Hot Dog Packages (B1G1)
1 Lance Cracker Sandwiches

* Mind you, I hate bologna, but my better half loves it for his lunches. So, I figured its a win win, getting a $10 cat for 10 things of bologna. 

Free Photo Magnet from Shutterfly

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All you pay is shipping

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Safeway- Free Salad dressing + more

I ran in to Safeway this morning for sugar and figured why I was there I'd pick up a few  I knew to be freebies.
1 Good 'n Natural Bar $1.29
Used 1 free Good 'n Natural Bar coupon from 8/12 RP
4 Ken's Salad Dressing on Sale $1.19
Used 4 $1 off coupon from 8/12 SS
$0.19 each
1 4 pound bag sugar on sale $2.89 (Note this is a stand in bag. The original bag was promptly used for Blackberry Jam, I had to send hubby out later sense he picked so many freakin' berries!)
Used Safeway Doubler - $2 (note my cashier doubled 4 of my coupons at $.50 each, this is technically against their policy as they do not allow overage on doubler's, She should have doubled 4 @ .19)
Total Before coupons- $8.94
Total OOP $1.65
Total saved $7.29 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Albertsons TTV coupon match ups 8/26 - 8/28

Albertsons Twice the Value coupons will be released in Sunday's paper.
  • Each paper should have 3 TTV coupons
  • You can use up to 3 TTV coupons per transaction
  • You can do up to 3 transactions back to back.
  • Albertsons will double any coupon valued $1 or less
  • They will not double any coupons valued over $1
All items listed are FREE after coupons/doubler's


Libby’s Canned Fruit (15 oz) on sale -- $2
Use $1/1 coupon from 8/26 RP
Use Albertsons double -$1

Chex Mix 7 -7.85 oz  on sale -- $1
Use $.50/1 coupon or $.60/1 coupon
Use Albertsons TTV - $.50

Ken's Salad Dressing  16 oz on sale -- $1
Use $1 off coupon from 8/12 SS

Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad on sale -- $1.00
Use $0.55/1 coupon
Use Albertsons double -$.45
Zone Perfict Bars on sale -- $1
Use $.55 off coupon from 8/5 SS
Use Albertsons TTV - $.45

Yoplait Simplait yogurt cups 6 oz on sale -- $.75
Use $.40/1 coupon
Use Albertsons TTV - $.35

Pop-Tarts or Pop-Tarts Mini-Crisps on sale -- $1.88
Use $1/1 coupon from 7/29 RP
Use Albertsons double -$.88

Health and Beauty -

Reach Tooth brushes for kids on sale -- $2.50
Buy 3, recieve $3 catalina
Use 3 $1/1 coupon from 7/29 RP
Use 3 Albertsons TTV - $3
OOP -- $1.50 recieve a $3 catalina
Free after catalina

Reach Floss Products on sale -- $1.89
Use $1/1 coupon from 7/29 RP
Use Albertsons double -$.89

Colgate Toothbrush on sale -- $1.00
Buy 2
$1/2 coupon from 8/12 RP
Use Albertsons double -$1


CoverGirl Single Shadow on sale -- $1.74
Use $1/1 coupon from 7/29 P&G
Use Albertsons TTV - $.74

Ball Home Canning Funnel on sale -- $1.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 8/26 SS
Use Albertsons double - $.99

Renuzit Air Fresheners on sale -- $1
Use $.50/1 coupon from 8/19 RP
Use Albertsons double - $.50

Coupon: 50 cents off eggo waffles

Here is a great coupon for 50 cents off any one Eggo.

Remember you can typical print 2 coupons per computer.

$5 for $10 at Oroweat Bakery - Washington

This is for our Washington area friends- Right now you can get a voucher good for $10 worth of bread for just $5 at one of 10 Washington area Oroweat Bakery Outlets .

The low down:
  • Go to Sharing spree and create or log into your account.
  • Add up to 5 Oroweat vouchers to your cart. You must select your location (Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Kennewick, Kent, Puyallup, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Tacoma, or Yakima).
  • Take your voucher(s) to your nearest Oroweat starting 8/27 and be amazed on what you can get!
You will get 1-5 vouchers for $10 each to redeem at the outlet of your choice. The vouchers are good until 12/27/12. Oroweat Bakery Outlets have a great selection of breads, rolls, buns and the like. Most items range from $1-$1.65 and they run specials often (3 items of $2) and if your timing is right you can get 2 items for $1. I personally never leave with less then 10 items for just the cost of the voucher. This is like buying high quality bread for 50 cents a loaf!

Sharing Spree donates 50% off sales from the Oroweat voucher sales to a local charity. Today's vouchers benefits Children's Trust Foundation. For me this is a HUGE bonus and when I've talked to some of the lady's at Oroweat they appreciate it too.

$19 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Popcorn OR One Large Drink at Cinetopia

Another good deal from Sharing Spree, perfect for Date night with your special someone.

For just $19 you will get 2 tickets to one of 3 Cinetopia locations (Beaverton or Vancouver) Plus your choice of one large Popcorn or a large drink.
  • Tickets valid for any film, including 3-D showings (up to a $20 value each)
  • Tickets valid 8/26/12 - 10/13/12
  • Redeem Friday-Sunday one large popcorn OR $7 drink voucher good towards one drink (including alcoholic beverages)  
  • Redeem Monday-Thursday one same-day bottomless popcorn with access to the gourmet-butter bar OR $10 drink voucher good towards one drink (including alcoholic beverages)
If your new to sharing spree sign up here and then purchase your deal.
If you have an sharing spree account log in here and then purchase your deal
Note that Sharing Spree donates a portions of all proceeds to local charity's plus you have the option to edit what charity proceeds from your purchase go to.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Freebie: 2 kirkland Signature Diapers

Head over to and score 2 free Kirkland Signature Diapers in the size of your choice. Best of all you don't need to be a Costco Member to snag this deal.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Albertsons - Free Kens Dressing

Be sure to hurry to Albertons this week, as Kens Salad Dressing is on sale for $1!

Use $1/1 from 8/12 SS Insert
OOP - $$ FREE!!

Save up to $11 on Huggies at Costco!

The Costco mailer has great Huggies coupons this month. Below are match up prices.
Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Size 4 (180 Ct)
Reg Price $39.99
Coupon $6/1 (Limit 2)
Total- $33.99 or .18ea
Huggies Natural Care PLUS Wipes (1120 Ct)
Reg Price 24.99
Coupon $5/1 (Limit 2)
Total- $19.99 or .02ea (This is definitely a stock up price)
These coupons seem to come every 2 months, so it’s a good idea to stock up when available. If disposable diapers are your preference of course!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Free museum day from Smithonian Mag

Saturday September 29th is free museum day! As part of this event you can Head over to Smithonian Mag and grab 2 free tickets to select local museum

This is a national event and there are hundreds of museums participating.  In Oregon there are 17 listed including the Portland Art museum and the Oregon Air & Space museum in Eugene.  As much as I'd love to spend the day at the Art museum, I know my boys. I requested tickets to the World Forestry Center.

Don't delay, head over now to get your 2 free tickets.
Fine print:
Offer is valid only on Saturday, September 29, 2012. (Exceptions for Museum Day museums closed on Saturdays).
  • One ticket for two people only.
  • One ticket per valid email address.
  • One ticket will gain entry in only the museum listed on this page.
  • Ticket must be presented for free general admission to one venue and is good for two people. *Not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screenings or for use with any other offers.
  • Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket is eligible for free entry.
  • Museums and cultural venues participate in Museum Day voluntarily. *Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for individual museum content or participation.
  • If museum reaches capacity, museum has right to limit guests until space becomes available
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Oroweat outlet $10 voucher for $5

    This is one of my all time favorite promos! For just 2 days you can get a voucher good for $10 worth of bread for just $5 at one of seven Oroweat Bakery Outlets.

    The low down:
    • Go to Sharing spree and create or log into your account.
    • Add up to 5 Oroweat vouchers to your cart.  You must select your location (Beaverton, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Vancouver, Salem, Eugene or Albany).
    • Take your voucher(s) to your nearest Oroweat starting 8/24 and be amazed on what you can get! 
    My most recent trip to Oroweat OOP $0 after my $10 voucher
    You will get 1-5 vouchers for $10 each to redeem at the outlet of your choice. The vouchers are good until 12/24/12. Oroweat Bakery Outlets have a great selection of breads, rolls, buns and the like. Most items range from $1-$1.65 and they run specials often (3 items of $2) and if your timing is right you can get 2 items for $1.  I personally never leave with less then 10 items for just the cost of the voucher. This is like buying high quality bread for 50 cents a loaf!

    Sharing Spree donates 50% off sales from the Oroweat voucher sales to a local charity. Today's vouchers benefits Children's Cancer Association - Portland. For me this is a HUGE bonus and when I've talked to some of the lady's at Oroweat they appreciate it too.

    Fred Meyer Trip 08/21

    I was able to find a couple of e-coupon match ups loaded onto my rewards card to the Fred Meyer ad. Here is what I was able to get-

    3 Hamburger Helpers .88 w/ ad coup (Limit 4)
    $.75/3 GM Insert 08-05-12
    OOP- $1.89

    Colgate Total 2.49
    $1/1 e-coup loaded onto my rewards card
    OOP- $1.49

    Edge Shave Gel .99 w/ store man. Q
    $.55/1 e-coup loaded onto my rewards card
    OOP- $.44

    3 pack 5 gum $3
    $1.50/1 e-coup loaded onto my rewards card (This was during the daily deals special during the Oympics)
    OOP- $1.50

    And of course, my reusable bag refund of $.05

    Total Store Trip

    $5.27 OOP !! :-)

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    School supply Challenge Plan of attack August 20th

    As of last night we still need, however the boys dad just texted me and said he picked up a few items. I no longer have to try and find the items marked out but sense my goal is to provide them their entire list I will still try. It's always good to have extras at home anyways right?

    Clark -
    1 pack of Crayola Twistables
    2 pink pearl erasers
    1 set watercolors
    1 4 pack dry erase markers
    Pencil supply box

    Logan -
    1 set thin tip markers
    1 set wide tip markers
    2 pink pearl erasers
    1 set watercolors
    2 sharpies

    So what am I planning to buy this week?  I need to go online and check the prices of Toys R Us. If I can't get them less then $2 per set I will not go. Walmart and Walgreens are just up the street from me and sense I'll be picking up my free 8x10 Print tomorrow I can grab the few other things I need then too.

    Toys R US
                 All Crayola Markers on sale Buy 1, Get 2 FREE
                    *Includes washables, pip-squeaks and super tips
         All Crayola Crayons on sale Buy 1, Get 2 FREE
             *Includes large crayons, washables and Twistables
    Thanks to Frugal Living NW for these
                 5 " Scissors -- $0.50      
                 Crayola Twistable Crayons --  $1.97
                 Cra-Z-Art Markers $0.50
                 Sharpie Marker on sale $.39
          2 pack Expo Dry Erase Markers -- $0.99


    Ashley's Albertsons and Target 8/20

    I wasn't expecting to make it home with much, since we are coming close to the end of the Albertsons Coupon Round-Up. However, I did make it home with some goods. Here are my scores!

    This is my Target score. I didnt have much time to really browse the coupons, but I did find some cheap goodies.

    Total OOP: $4.73

    Here is my Albertsons trip. The best deals were the crackers! Each pack was only $1 after round up. These are great snacks for the honey and my little princess. (Meanwhile, honey is eating one of the Grands Biscuit to "try it out" right now, and is sharing with Princess. She blew on her hot bite, ate it, and then said mmmm! Thought that was worthy of sharing, as most things are with our babies!)

    Total OOP: $9.47

    Have a great evening! Hope I made you proud Lorri! 

    Ashley's First

    Hello All!

    I would first like to introduce myself. I am Ashley, mother of a beautiful 1 year old girl, and a happy hubby who I have known practically all my life. When I am not busy being a mom, wife, and busy bee a work, I enjoy couponing to pinch the pennies when I can.

    Lorri and I work together, and also share a nanny. She got me into the coupon game, and now we share coupons, tips, and savigs whenever we can. It could be 9pm on a Tuesday evening, and I will still send her that text with the freebie find! (Sorry Alan!)

    When Lorri first told me about her blog, I was super stoked for her. I knew I would find things to help her get her blog going. After about the 4th or 5th "Hey, look what I found!" she decided to share her blog with me, as co-host.

    So here we go folks, we hope you enjoy our frugal finds, tips, and ideas to help you "pinch your pennies" like we do!

    Walgreens: Free 8x10 Collage

    Ashley sent me a text tonight saying "You have to blog this" so here I am finally blogging one of Ashley's finds.
    Now through August 21st you can score a FREE 8x10 Collage (a $4.49 value)

    Log in to
    Create your custom collage
    Use coupon code GETONEFREE
    Select in store pick up

    Head to your local Walgreens and enjoy your collage! Mines going up at work, if I can keep hubby from stealing it!

    Coupon organization: full insert filling

     *** Disclaimer there is many ways to store your coupons, none are right or wrong, and each has it's pros and cons. I've used the methods I'm going to talk about and will give you MY pro's and cons. My feelings will not be hurt if you don't like my way ***

    Are you finding yourself overwhelmed by all those coupons? Don't know how to organize your ever growing pile of coupons? There is noting worse then seeing a stealer deal and then spending 30 minutes trying to find the coupon or worse yet not being able to find it!

    That's what happened to one of my friends last week, She called me asking what insert was the 7/8 RP My 1st response was "the July 8th Red Plum silly.:." She said "NO what's on the cover!" I said "Hold on I'm on break, be right there" When I got to her desk I was greeted by this:

    Photo credit to my friend, I'm not going to out her.

    IMO (and I think she agrees) her coupons had no rhyme or reason other then she was keeping them as  whole inserts. My 1st tip, on the side spine of the inserts it tells you where the insert is from and when it was released ie "Smart Source 8/19" This is fine print and not always easy to read so if you plan on keeping your inserts loose, get a sharpie and write on the front "SS 8/19" in big letters.
    You can keep your coupons like my friend did above, a massive pile of papers but standing in the store trying to find what coupons you have gets annoying and frustrating when you cant find what your looking for.

    When I 1st started couponing again I picked up one of these file folders with 13 (i think) pockets, 13 is about all you will need as that is 3 months worth. By the time you fill it up, the oldest insert will 99.9% be expired.

    To start, label with a sticky note each pocket with your oldest insert, If this is your 1st week you would date the pocket 8/19. Slide your inserts in and your done organizing your coupons!

    * It's fast to organize your coupons, all your inserts are right at your finger tips.
    * great for busy moms
    * your investment depends on how much to spend on the file folder

    * more prep time to get ready to shop
    * not as user friendly in store
    * you may forget what you have, ie you see a killer clearance on shampoo/conditioner. But you have no idea what insert that $3/2 coupon was in, you'd have to search the inserts to find it.

    Stay tuned.... comming up next, The Binder Method


    Sunday, August 19, 2012

    School Supply Challenge

    I'm attempting to supply my boys with their entire school supply list with as little OOP as possible. Miss my 1st post? catch up here.

    This weeks trip was a little last minute and considering I dragged 3 hot and hungry boys with me, I did really good.

    Office Max had a nice list of cheap to free items, but being the 2nd to last day of the ad I was hoping for the best. Over all they still had almost everything on our list. They were out of the free rulers, and 50 cent glue sticks and we could not find the copy paper on sale.
    Pardon the back of the van picture, I needed to snap my deals before handing the goods to their dad.
    What I snagged:
    3 packs 100 sheet filler paper -- 50 Cents each
    2 packs Dixon pencils  -- 10 cents each
    3 packs paper mate pens -- 10 cents each
    1 pack Glue/Sicor combo -- $1.50 (filer)
    1 Angry Birds folder -- $1.50 (filer)
    2 24 pack crayons -- free w/ $5 purchase
    2 sharpeners -- Free w/ $5 purchase

    Total OOP = $5
    Total Spent to date = $5.04

    Check back tomorrow when I update what we still need and my plan of attack for this weeks deals.

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    It Back! Oroweat outlet $10 for $5

    This is one of my all time favorite promos! For just 2 days you can get a voucher good for $10 worth of bread for just $5 at one of seven Oroweat Bakery Outlets.

    The low down:
    • Go to Sharing spree and create or log into your account.
    • Add up to 5 Oroweat vouchers to your cart.  You must select your location (Beaverton, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Vancouver, Salem, Eugene or Albany).
    • Take your voucher(s) to your nearest Oroweat starting 8/19 and be amazed on what you can get! 
    My most recent trip to Oroweat OOP $0 after my $10 voucher
    You will get 1-5 vouchers for $10 each to redeem at the outlet of your choice. The vouchers are good until 12/19/12. Oroweat Bakery Outlets have a great selection of breads, rolls, buns and the like. Most items range from $1-$1.65 and they run specials often (3 items of $2) and if your timing is right you can get 2 items for $1.  I personally never leave with less then 10 items for just the cost of the voucher. This is like buying high quality bread for 50 cents a loaf!

    Sharing Spree donates 50% off sales from the Oroweat voucher sales to a local charity. Today's vouchers benefits Children's Cancer Association - Portland. For me this is a HUGE bonus and when I've talked to some of the lady's at Oroweat they appreciate it too.

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Subscribe to the Oregonian 38 cent per week

    I had a friend send me this deal yesterday but I wanted to wait until I could confirm the deal before posting.  If you would like to receive the Sunday and Tuesday papers from The Oregonian, call them now for this great deal! The coupon inserts are in these two papers! I heard you can purchase up to 4 deals at this discounted price, however I was only able to get 1.

    $19.99 for an entire 1 YEAR subscription! that's just a little over 38 cents a week!

    Call 503-221-8240 and use code: 507

    This code expires 8/31/12. Good for the following counties: Columbia, Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas & Yamhill.

    * Side note the 1st time I called I told them my friend told me about this deal and I wanted to check if I was able to get it too. She told me I had to have received a postcard in the mail to get it and offered me 99 cents a week. I called back a few hours later and said I wanted to check to see if a discount code was available in my area, I gave her the code and was asked if I received a postcard. I mumbled something that sounded like a yes. (I did after all get a postcard the night before, it was just from Rent a Center, not the Oregonian) I asked if I could get multiply subscriptions and was told no.

    Sharring Spree: 50% off at G6 Airpark - Extreme Trampoline Sports in Vancouver

    Oh My this place looks like fun! I know my boys would LOVE to spend 2 hours jumping their harts out, so I'm really considering jumping on this deal!

    for $9 you will get 1 2-hour pass to jump all you can handle in G6 Airpark. They have wall-to-wall trampolines, an open jump arena, a dodgeball court, a basketball dunk station, a gymnastics 'trick' zone, and a separate jump area for children under 8 years old. Plus this deal is good through February!

    The Low Down:
    • Head over to
    • Log in or create a new account
    • Buy as many vouchers as you need, 1 per person jumping
    • print and redeem your voucher any time before February!

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Fred Meyer's Save like an associate pass

    Fred Meyer's Save like an associate pass is back.  The printable pass is valid August 10-15 and is reusable. The pass is valid on all sale and clearance prices and you may use other coupons with it (the Save like an associate discount will be taken after all coupons are applied).

    Here are the savings:
    • 20% off Apparel, Shoes, Cosmetics and Accessories
    • 15% off Home, School Supplies, Toys, School Supplies, Sporting Goods, Auto & Garden
    • 10% off Home Electronics
    • 10% off Nutrition (organic/natural section)
    • 10% off Private Brand products (Kroger, Big K, Private Selection + more)

    Unlimited Ride braclet at Oaks Park 7/13 only $7.50

    Sharing Spree is having a great deal for Oaks Park: For just $7.50 you will get an unlimited ride wristband for PGE Family Fun Night. The wristband allows you all the rides you want from 4-9:30 pm on August 13, 2012. This offer excludes roller skating, mid-way games and go-karts.

    The Low Down:
    • Head over to Sharing spree and sign up here
    • buy as many wristbands as you want for just $7.50
    • Have a family fun night on August 13th!

    Tillamook Cheese coupon

    I love Tillamook cheese but lets face it, it's expensive! That's why I'm excited about this coupon: here

    You will have to scroll to the bottom and enter your email. Hopefully we will find a good sale to go with this coupon soon!

    Free school supplys

    In years past the boys dad and I would meet one evening and knock out the school supply list in one shoot. This year however my goal is to spend as little as possible while still providing the boys with everything they need to start the school year off right!

    With reports of free to cheap school supplies popping up every where, I thought Target's reported freebies this week looked best. So Hubbster and I stopped in after work. Hubbsters HATES when I try to coupon shop after work so I have to be fast or else he starts to wounder.

    I was not able to find everything on my list and I knew going in I might walk out with nothing, as freebies sometimes fly off the shelf. However I was able to score 12 items for $0.04!

    The low down:
    Buy 2 pack glue sticks = $.52
    Buy 1 Colored Pencils = $.49
    Buy 24 ct Crayons Free with purchase of Markers or Colored Pencils.
    Use $1/3 Rose Art coupon from 7/29 RP insert
    OOP $.01

    I had 4 coupons so I was able buy 4 sets in one transaction and handed over 4 pennies. Half these will go into our art supply box and the other half will go to school with them!


    Monday, August 6, 2012

    Way's to earn gift cards: Swagbucks

    Swagbucks has to be my hands down favorite way to earn free gift cards. It only takes 450 points for a $5 gift card and there are hundreds of ways to earn points. I typically still to web searcher, which net 5+ points when you do win. * not every search wins* You can also play games, sign up for services and my new favorite print coupons.

    The Low Down:

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Freebie: Haircut for kids

    In case you have not heard, JcPenny's is offering free haircuts for kids k-6th all of August!

    You will need to call an make an appointment I have the older two scheduled for hair cuts later this month.Find a location

    Sweepstakes: Win an Ipad from

    I logged on to this morning and seen they are running a sweepstakes to win 1 of 7 Ipads!!
    The Low down:

    • The Sweepstakes begins on August 3, 2012 at 12:00 a.m ES. (ie-it's open now!!) and ends on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET 
    • Consists of seven (7) entry periods. Entries close at 10 pm MST daily!
    • You can enter every day
    • Let me know if you win!
    Coupons Terms and Conditions

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Freebie: Cardstore Personalized Card

    In honor of Friendship Day The is offering 1 free personalized card free now through 8/5

    The Low down:
    • Go to
    • Create your personalized card (includes photo cards)
    • when you get to check out add coupon code FRIEND12
    *Click Apply and you will not have to enter any credit card info

    Fine Print from Cardstore:
    Coupon code FRIEND12 is valid for one FREE greeting card. No minimum purchase necessary. Limit one free card per household. Offer valid through 8/5/12 and only while supplies last. Coupon code is valid for one-time use per Cardstore account and is not valid on previous purchases. Coupon does not apply to shipping & handling charges and cannot be combined with other offers. Discount applied at checkout. To receive the discount, coupon code FRIEND12 must be entered at checkout. Please note that due to the popularity of this promotional offer, there may be a longer than usual production time for cards. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. Offer is subject to change and expires at 11:59 PM EST on 8/5/12. Offer intended for use in the United States, US territories, and Canada.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    Monthly Chalange: Feeding my family for $40 per month

    Ok call me crazy but I only have $40 to feed my family of 5 this month! I want a little crazy in July and blew my food budget out of the water when I decided to fill my freezer meals. I know I can do this, it's going to be hard but it's possible. My plan is to live of our stock pile, only buying fruit, veggies and dairy items.
     I still have 9 of the 15 meals I prepped while on my vacation and we have 12 containers of soup from my winter freezer meals. I will also make 2 meatless meals per week. Planing out my shopping is going to be tricky however Safeway's has been releasing some Awesome Just for U deals that make it possible for me to snag such great deals on every day staples. Albertson's usually has double coupons every few weeks which will land us some free food.
    This weeks trip:
    • 3 lbs Apples
    • 10 lbs potatoes
    • bunch of bananas
    • 3 bags of Cole slaw
    • 2 doz eggs
    • 1/2 gallon milk
    Total OOP $ 7.20
    Remaining for month $32.80