Monday, September 24, 2012

Fred Meyer Wholly Salsa

Wholly Salsa is on sale right now 2 for $3.
I believe the Wholly Guacamole is on sale for this price as well.

There is a $1/1 coupon in the 9/23 SS, or there are $1/1 Sticky Coupons on the Salsa
making it $.50 Ea!!

Ashley's Rite Aid Cleaning House Score

Today, Lorri and I went to Rite Aid on our lunches and stocked up on cleaning supplies. Below are the deals I was able to get…
2 Lysol Wipes $2.50 Ea
4 Scrubbing Bubbles $2.50 Ea
2 Glade Sense N Spray $2.99 Ea
2 Prune Juice $2 Ea
3 OB $2 Ea
1 Stayfree $2
Used the following Coupons
$3/2 Lysol Products RA Video Values
(2) $.75/1 Prune Juice Printable
(2) $2/1 Sense N Spray Coupon Booklet (Thanks Lorri!!)
(2) $2/2 Scrubbing Bubbles 8/26 SS
(3) $.75/1 OB Product
$2/1 Stayfree Product (Making the Stayfree Free!)
Used $10 Register Reward from last week
Total OOP $6.23
Received $8 in UPS
($1 for 2 OB/Stayfree Products x 2, $1 for 2 Prune Juice, and $5 for Clean House Promo)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ashleys TTV Albertsons Trip

Here are the deals I scored today at Albertsons. I made my hubby come with me to be
my second person for the extra 6 cans of veggies. The total OOP is a bit higher than my
normal trips, but I wanted to get some cheese, which was a good deal overall.

Trans 1
6 Canned Veggies $.39 ea
Kraft Mac and Cheese Dinner $2.29
Stove Top Stuffing (Green Clearance Tag $2.00)
1 Brick Tillamook Cheese $6.99
1 Slice Tillamook Cheese $4.99
1 snack Tillamook Cheese $.34 (Daughter needed a snack!)

Used $.75/1 Kraft Mac and Cheese
Used $1/1 Stuffing wyb Kraft Mac and Cheese
Used $1/1 Tillamook Printable
Saved $2 Instantly wyb $10 in Tillamook Products
Used 2 Doublers (Saving my third for the Hamburger Helper Daily Deal tomorrow)

Total before coupons $18.95
Total after coups and instant savings: $12.20

Trans 2
6 Canned Veggies $.39 ea
2 Eggo's Frozen Waffles $2.50 ea
Jengos Crackers $2.69
4 Nissan Cup Noodles (For my late night snacker) $.89ea
Used 3 Doublers
Total Before Coupons: $13.59
Total after coups $7.59

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lorris Albies double coupon trip

It's TTV (Twice the Value) week at Albertsons, my favorite time to shop! It always makes for cheap to free items. This week I didn't get any freebies but I did pick up things we will use for a great price.
I was in and out in less then 30 minutes and that included swinging by customer service and picking up 2 addition papers.
TTV's rules:
  •  3 transactions with 1 set of 3
  • TTV's per transaction.
  • TTV's are only available in the Sunday paper.
  • Albertsons will "double" any coupon with a face value of $1 or less
  • Albertsons will NOT double any coupon values over $1.01
  • TTV's are store coupons and can not be stacked with a store coupon
Transaction 1:
3 Barilla Pasta Microwave meals - on sale $2.49
Used 3 $1/1 Barilla Microwaveable Meal (SS 08/12)
Used 3 TTV's
OOP - $1.47
Transaction 2:
1 Kraft Homestyle Deluxe -  $2
1 Barilla Pasta Microwave meals - on sale $2.49
1 Lance Cracker Creations - on sale $2
Used $0.75/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese (SS 08/26)
Used $1/1 Barilla Microwaveable Meal (SS 08/12)
Used 0.75/1 Lance Cracker Creations (SS 08/12)
Used 3 TTV's
OOP - $1.49 
Transaction 3:
1 Kraft Sizzling Salad kit - on sale $2.99
1 Lance Cracker Creations - on sale $2
4 Progresso Veggie classic soups - on sale $1
Used $1/1 Kraft Sizzling Salad kit Pellie
Used 0.75/1 Lance Cracker Creations (SS 08/12)
Used $1/4 Progresso Soup (SS 09/09)
OOP $ 3.49
Total Spent $6.45

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sharing Spree: $10 for $20 worth of Toys at Finnegan's Village Toys

Today's Sharing spree deal is a voucher for $20 for just $10. Perfect for getting a jump start on the up coming holidays!

To get this deal:
  • Log on to or Sign up Here
  • Click Buy
  • You will pay $10 today and receive a voucher worth $20 to use at Finnegan's Toys at Bridgeport Village between 9/17 and 11/21

Fine Print from
Limit one voucher per customer. May purchase 2 additional vouchers as gifts. If the voucher is a gift, the gift recipient must be present to redeem. Limit one voucher per visit. No change given. No cash value. Entire voucher must be used in one transaction. Valid at the Bridgeport location only. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Promotional value expires on 11/21/12, subject to state laws and regulations. Available to redeem beginning 9/17/12.

Speaking coupon slang

In the couponing world there is a language all it's own. When first starting out it can be all a little confusing. We are here to help you navigate through the process of learning to coupon, and save your family money. These are words you will see most often

Coupon inserts from Papers:
SS - Smart Source
RP - Red Plum
PG - Proctor and Gamble
These inserts come in the Sunday paper. When listed here we will always state the date of insert the coupon was in. i.e 8/26 Smart Source is the Smart Source insert from Sunday 8/26 paper.

Coupon Types:

Peellies - Coupon attached to the product.
Blinkies - Coupons from the little black boxes on the store shelves
IP - Internet printable
Catalina - These can be a gold mine. Catalina's come from the little machine next to the cash register. You will receive a coupon for $x off a certain item or $x off your next order over $x.

OOP- Out Of Pocket

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ashleys Albertsons Coupon Round Up Trip $7.50 Total!

In the time between shopping, and writting this blog, I seem to have lost my receipt to point out the details.
I did however, snap a picture to show you my great savings. My total OOP for all of this was $7.56!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Albertson's round up week!

Next to Albertsons TTV's coupon round up is da bomb. The great thing about round up is the low value coupons become high value, there is no limit to the number of coupons rounded up and no crazy multiply transactions!

Fine print: Coupons $.25 - $.99 will round up to $1. Coupons under $.24 will be quadrupled. All coupons valued at $1 or more will be redeemed at face value.


You can mix & match the Essential products, as long as the total before the coupon is $5.
Essentials Everyday  Pasta - on sale $.79
Use $1/$5 Purchase of Essential Everyday items (RP 8/26)
Final price $.65 each when you buy 7

Essentials Everyday Apple Juice - on sale $1.50
Use $1/$5 Purchase of Essential Everyday items (RP 8/26)
Final Price $1.25 each when you buy 4

Essentials Everyday Frozen Pizza - on sale $3.00
Use $1/$5 Purchase of Essential Everyday items (RP 8/26)
Final Price $2.50 each when you buy 2

Progresso Recipe Starters  - on sale $1.29
Use $.50/1 or $.50/1
Final Price $.29 after coupons and round up

Yoplait Simplait Yogurt - $.75
Use $.30/1
Final Price FREE after coupons and round up

Bounty Basic - $.99
Use $.25/1 coupon from 8/26 P&G insert
Final Price FREE after coupons and round up

Heinz Ketchup (10 oz refill pack) - on sale $1
Use $.25/1 coupon from 8/19 SS insert
Final Price FREE after coupons and round up

Box Tops Promo: Buy any 10 participating items, Save $5 instantly at checkout + Get 25 bonus eBox Tops
Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad on sale $.99 WYB 10 Use $.55/1 coupon
FREE after coupon, round-up & promo savings

Progresso Recipe Starters on sale $1.29 WYB 10
Use $.50/1 coupon , here or $.50/1 coupon from 8/19 SS insert
$.29 after coupon, round-up & promo savings

 Betty Crocker Cookie Pouches on sale $1.49 WYB 10
Use $.50/1 Coupon
Final price $.49 each after coupon, round-up & promo savings
Deal Idea:

Buy 2 Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad
Buy 6 Progresso Recipe starters
Buy 2 Betty Crocker cookie pouches
Use 2 $.55/1 coupon
Use 2 $.50/1 coupon
Use 2  $.50/1 coupon
Use 2 $.50/1 coupon from 8/19 SS insert
Use 2 $.50/1 Coupon
Pay $2.72 OOP for 10 items after coupons, round-up and Promo savings.

What have you found this week at Albertsons?

Kids eat free: Elmer's September 8 & 9

Elmer's is celebrating grandparents day in style this weekend allowing kids 12 and under to eat free!

Find all the details or your local Elmer's Here

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Zaycon Foods: Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

If your looking to stock up on some boneless skinless chicken breast for a low price now is your chance. Zaycon Foods is rolling out boneless skinless chicken breast  nation wide for just $1.69 per pound!  Ordering is open in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana and they are stating registration will open in all 48 states by 9/18. You may order until the cut-off date, or until the product is sold out.

From Zaycon's website:

• 100 % natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients
• Comes directly from the processor and has never been frozen
• Sold by the case — 40 lbs in each case
• Case dimensions—18 in wide x 12 in deep x 7 in tall
[NOTE: Our chicken is delivered in its original wholesale packaging, a water resistant cardboard case containing three or four plastic bags of fresh chicken breasts. The smaller bags are typically sealed in a larger plastic bag. The smaller bags are not uniform in weight. There will be small amounts of naturally occurring liquids (i.e.,"chicken juice") in each bag and case. Chicken breasts typically come in double-lobed pairs ("butterfly") and will have small attached amounts of fat.]

To get the deal:
Go to
Log in or Sign up
Select the location and time that works best for you
Place your order
You will pay $67.60 for 1 - 40 lb case. You can either stock your freezer with all 40 lbs or you can split with a friend.

There will be a little "prep" work when you get home as they come in 3-4 bags with in the case. If your a simplest like me, toss 2 - 4 breast butterflies in a freezer bag and label.  If you like your chicken trimmed, simply plan a little more time to prep.

I plan to do 15 lbs as 2 breast bags, 15 lbs as 4 breast bags, slice 5 lbs into strips and finally toss a few pounds into the crock pot for shredded chicken.  I will probably also toss in some marinade into some of the bags before freezing.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Smoking hot $10 Starbucks gift card for $5

For a limited time you can get a $10 Starbucks gift card for only $5! Half price Starbucks? Yes, please!

To get the deal go to
Click buy now
Log in or create an account
After you finalize your purchase your gift card will be emailed to you.
Print it out and enjoy your Starbucks!

Lorri's albertson's trip

I also stopped in at Albertson's this afternoon, Here is a prime example of couponing gone wrong. Hey even the best of us have flub ups. I tried to roll my $2 Kraft Catalina from last week into a new Kraft Catalina. I had my qualifying products list however when grabbing the meat, I grabbed Salami instead of Bologna. 
Transaction 1:
2 Kraft Single Cheese - $1.28 each (Limit 2)
1 Oscar Meyer Salami - $2.00
Used $2 Kraft Catalina from last week
OOP - $2.56
Transaction 2
3 boxes Wheat Thins - $1.37 each (must buy 3)
OOP $2.11
* I was anticipating Transaction 2 to be $.11 oop however sense I grabbed the wrong type of lunch meat I did not earn the Catalina from transaction 1. $4.67 is still not a bad price for 6 items... this just goes to show even the seasoned couponers have off days.

Lorri's Target deals

I ran in to Target today for a few "freebies" I normally don't do Target as Albertsons, Safeway and Rite aid keep me plenty busy  but we desperately needed sponges. Sense I'm on the North West side of town, my prices are slightly higher then free.  Still at just $.08 per item is a great price!
Low down:
Up & Up 2 pack sponges - $1.09 each
Up & Up Ibuprofen 2 ct. - $1.07 each
OOP $0.32


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Use Code: LABORDAY101

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Challenge Butter Coupon + Fred Meyer Deal

Here is a great high value coupon for Challenge Butter. Combine it with the sale price at Fred Meyer this week for stock up price

Here's the scoop:

Challenge Butter on Sale for $2 at Fred Meyers through 9/8
$1/1 coupon  (Spin to win) or $.55/1 coupon
Pay as low as $1 per package!

Remember you can typical print 2 coupons per computer.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Lorri's Safeway trip part 2

I headed back to Safeway this morning to redeem my $10 Kraft cat. My plan was to get as much 'real food' with as little oop as possible.

I was hoping to get more meat but hit the store a little early and they had yet to mark down their meats. I still managed to bring home enough real food to last us a week.
4 Packs of meat - $20.04
1 18 pack eggs - $2.79
1 bunch Bananas - 2.5 lbs @ $.45 (personalized price)
3 ears Corn - $1.00
2 lbs Carrots - $1.19
4 zucchinis - $2.02 (personalized price)
2 cucumbers - $1.00
2 bags salad - $ 2.00 ($.99 just for u coupon)
not pictured
10 lb bag potatoes - $1.99 
Used Personalized $5 off when you spend $20 on Rancher Reserve Meat
Used Personalized $3 off when you spend $10 on Produce
Used $10 off Catalina from Kraft Promo.
Total OOP $15.50