Monday, December 27, 2010

Walmart Gift Packs

  • Old Spice Travel kit was $15, clearance for $7.48, used $2 from 11-28PG, $5.48 for it, not spectacular, but John is an Old Spice snob.
  • Gillette kit $9, clearance for $4.44, used $4 from 11-28PG, 44 cents.

Hy-vee Glade

They are in shopping carts when you first walk in for 89 cents. They had oil plug-ins as well. Use coupons from 12-5RP to make them free-ish.

Hy-vee also has clearance toys, limit selection, but some good for around $2.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

After Christmas deals.....

  • Herbal Essences gift pack at walmart, in the main aisle between clothes and food for $5.  it comes with shampoo, conditioner, gel and body spray, with a year subscription to Allure and a stack of P&G coupons
  • Axe Hair gift pack at Walmart (in Health and Beauty section) for $4.44, used $3 off from 12-12 RP.  Has shampoo, body spray and hair putty.  the hair putty is pretty awesome.
  • 50% off xmas stuff at Walmart
  • 50% off xmas stuff at Target (clearance prices on food/freezer section stuff, check all departments!)
  • 50% to 70% off xmas stuff at Shopko, but their stuff is EXPENSIVE right now.  it was 50% off a week before xmas, so i am waiting this place out.  they have stacks of ornaments i'm interested in.

Post when the stuff goes to deeper discounts!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Airwick Candle

Target has $2.99 Air Wick candles. Use the $3 off from 11-14 SS, and they are free. They are located in the air freshener aisle, but at the far end, hanging off the side kick end thing. These make nice holiday gifts....if you aren't using your coupon, I know someone who will!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Walgreens Coloring Books

Walgreens has super cute coloring books/puzzles for 2 for $1 or 59 cents a piece. The puzzles were a bit junky, but the coloring books were cute. I picked up two Cars ones for $1.07. They are similar to the ones sold in the Target $1 spot. Located in the center aisle endcap.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Franks

Walmart has smaller sized bottles, 5 ounces, of Franks Red Hot for 96 cents.

Use the $1 off from 10-3 S, and they are free, I got the overage of 4 cents. But, YMMV.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hy-vee Examples

Just a sampling of a Hy-vee trip.

  • 6 bags of fun sized Snickers, $1.98, used 2 $1.50 off Mars from 10-10 RP, $1.48 a piece
  • 4 cans of Campbell Chix Noodle soup, reg 88 cents, sale for 39 cents, used 25 cents off 4 from 10-3 S, 33 cents a piece (part of Thursday/Friday Hotdeals only)
  • 6 things of Ramen, 19 cents a piece (no deal, just sayin'. I don't eat this, it's the very only thing John can cook)
  • Harvester Deli Sammies, $3.98 a piece, BOGO Free coupon in flyer, 1.99 a piece (these make for a tasty lunch treat)
  • Cereals: Cin Toast Crunch $3.49, Multigrain Cheerios (2) $3.49, Kix (2) $3.09, Lucky Charms $3.49, total $20.54, minus $10 from flyer, minus 2 - $1 from 10-3 GM, brings us to $8.54, minus the $6 back, brings us to $2.54 or 43 cents a piece. Whew. The cheapest GM cereal I saw was Golden Grams for $2.50.
  • Marshmellows 99 cents (no deal, just need them for hot chocolate)
  • 20 cents off for using my bags
  • $1.43 in tax
  • Grand Total: 19.67 (takes into account the $6 back from GM cereals)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hy-vee Cereal Deal, it's back baby.

Swiped directly from Hip2save. Get ready to get your cereal on.

Through October 25th, all of you lucky HyVee shoppers can once again score super cheap General Mills cereal using the $10/6 in-ad coupon found on page 12 of the weekly ad (keep in mind that this deal may not be available at all Hyvee locations). Plus, you’ll snag a $6 Catalina coupon at checkout good for your next purchase, so this means you’ll save a whopping $16 which should make your cereal purchase FREE!!!
Check out this deal scenario to get ya thinking…
Buy 6 General Mills cereals for $2.49 each
(keep in mind that this price may vary depending on your location and cereal selection)
Total $14.94
Use the $10/6 in-ad coupon
Use 6 $0.75/1 select Cheerios coupons found here
(There is also a $0.65/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal coupon found here. Or there are various $1/3 General Mills cereals coupons available in the 9/12 or 10/3 General Mills coupon insert.)
Pay as low as $0.44
Get back a $6 Catalina coupon
Final Cost FREE plus $5.50+ moneymaker!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Picture

Walgreens has a nice Halloween special:
"Stop by Walgreens for some Halloween Fun! Trick or treat at our photo lab on October 31st!! Our photo specialists will take a Free Photo of your Little Gobins. You can pick up the next day, we will be taking pictures from 1 to 6 pm"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Target Deals

  • Danimals: $2.09, used $1 off Target coup from the back of the 3 cent notebooks listed in previous post, there are still some available to buy, $1 off from 9-12S2, 9 cents final
  • Softsoap: $4.69, sale $3.99, $1 from 9-12S2 (target only), $2.99 final (you can probably get the little ones cheaper, but I prefer the big refillable bottle)
  • Mr Clean: $2.99, sale $2.49, used BOGO Free from 8-29PG, $1.25 a piece (plus, they were the Bonus 20% more size)
  • Kandoo Wipes: $1.65, used $1 from 9-26PG, 65 cents final
  • Shoes: $16.99, clearance for $4.24
  • Sandals: $14.99, clearance for $3.74
  • Boys Belt: $6.99, clearance for $1.74

Of course, I forgot my bags, so I came home with 3 plastic bags instead of saving an additional 15 cents. Sigh!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Swim Shirts

Wal-mart has Op UV swimshirts on clearance for $3, original price around $12. There are various shades of blue and pink. Sizes of:
Small-Medium: Weight 20-33 pounds, chest 20 inches
Medium-Large: Weight 33-55 pounds, chest 22 inches
50+ UPF

They are in the clearance section, over between the petfood/paint section.

Kmart Sidewalk Clearance

Some good deals on backpacks on the kmart side walk clearance. For a couple bucks, you can have your very own Sponge Bob pack.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Target School Supplies

Target has super clearance on their remaining supplies. 20 cent scissors, 3 cent notebooks, backpacks for less than $4. The backpacks are SOOOO cute, some even have wheels. But they are mainly girl ones. If I had a girl, I would buy them all.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Walmart Clothes

Near the registers, there are many, many racks of women's clothes priced at $1. Lots of plain tanks, beach cover ups, shirts, work out clothes. There are also clearance things in the kid's section starting at $3.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lifted from Hip!

HyVee: *HOT* General Mills Cereal Deal!

This deal was hand-posted on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 11:16 am.

Through August 31st, all you lucky HyVee shoppers can score super cheap General Mills cereal using the $10/6 in-ad coupon found on page 11 of the weekly ad. Plus, you’ll snag a $6 Catalina coupon at checkout good for your next purchase, so this means you’ll save a whopping $16 which should make your cereal purchase FREE!!!

Check out this deal scenario to get ya thinking…

Buy 6 General Mills cereals for $2.49 each
(keep in mind that this price may vary depending on your location and cereal selection)
Total $14.94
Use the $10/6 in-ad coupon
Use 6 $0.75/1 MultiGrain Cherrios coupons found here, here or here (or use the $0.55/1 Cocoa Puffs or Trix cereal coupons found here or use 3 $1/2 coupons from the 7/11 SS or 8/22 SS or found here or here)
Pay as low as $0.44
Get back a $6 Catalina coupon
Final Cost FREE plus $5.50+ moneymaker!!!

*Even without any manufacturer coupons, the cereal still ends up being FREE plus a $1 moneymaker…what a SWEET deal!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hy-vee Backpack

If you clip their coupon, from their flyer that came out on Wednesday in the Post, or in the entry way to the store, you can get this backpack for $4.99, if you buy 5 qualifing Pepsi Products. So, I bought 5 - 2 liters for $5. (that is a good price for a 2 liter, and we buy and drink it normally, so I wasn't buying anything we don't use.) The backpack comes with:
  • Compass
  • Protractor
  • 4 Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • 2 Erasers
  • 24 Crayons
  • 12 Colored Pencils
  • 10 Pencils
  • 1 Ruler
  • 1 Folder
School supplies are cheap, you can by the name brand ones for pennies if you go to all the different stores, but this is the cheapest deal on a backpack I've seen. It's a really nice backpack, and Connor actually picked out a "boy" one. There was a lot of pink ones to choose from. The ad says "limited quantities" so, I don't know if they would do rain checks, so if you want in, I'd go now.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Target Deals

  • Herbal Essences Hair Care, normally $2.99, sale, $2.50, use 2 BOGO free from 8/1 PG, final $1.25
  • Hello Kitty Band-Aid, 97 cents, used $3 off 3 from 8/1 PG, made 9 cents
  • J & J First Aid kit, 97 cents, used $3 off 3 from 8/1 PG, made another 9 cents
  • Clean & Clear travel size, 97 cents, used $1 off from 8/1 S, made 6 cents
  • Kraft Dressing, normally $1.99, sale $1.50, used $1 off from 6/20 S, final of 50 cents
I had a new guy cashier. He seemed really nice, and was very good with my coupons. Even gave me 20 cents back for using my canvas bags. It would be nice to have a different morning cashier than the regular 2 that I have already pissed off enough.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dollar Tree

In preparation for the big vacation, I stopped by the Dollar Tree to find some fun things to do while at the cabin. I am always surprised with what I find.
  • Pair of Merona (Target) Brand sunglasses, tag for $14.99 on them still
  • Scooby plastic placemat
  • King Sized bag of M&Ms (Con got to pick out a special "in the car treat")
  • 6 pack of Keebler cookies
  • Cars puzzle
  • Water color paints (they are 97 cents at Target, but that is way across town)
  • Scooby coloring book
  • Bouncy ball with sparkly water inside
  • Boxed candy of Everlasting Gobstoppers (usually on sale for $1 at Target, Walmart as well)
A lot of the stuff is available at other stores, for around the same price, but Dollar Tree is close to where I live, and I find it a fun place to shop. I have long suspected that Target sells their close out stuff to Dollar Tree, as I have seen many things from their Dollar Spot at Dollar Tree. There were several Merona and Xhilaration Brand sunglasses there. Some are pretty wild, but fun. Located up in the front corner of the store, right by the widow on an end cap.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Anyone else all confused about Hy-vee? Their last ad was good for 2 weeks, but now there is another ad on top of that. Check your Post. Nothing screaming to me in the glossy ad. But, in the actual print portion of the Post, there is something about a weekend sale to benefit JDRF. Some good stuff there:
  • 9" Tombstone Pizzas 5/$10
  • Coke 2 liters 88 cents
  • South Beach bars, boxes 3/$5
  • $1 Rootbeer floats from 4-7p Friday, 10a-6p Saturday, 11a-6p Sunday

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Did you get your Hy-vee Flyer in the Post today? Are you as jazzed as I am?
  • Betty Crocker Brownie Mix: HV coupon for 49 cents each, combine it with 75 cents off 2 from 5-30GM
  • General Mills Cereal 3 for $5, coupons for $1 off 2 ect from 6-6 S
  • Lipton 12 ct Bottle Tea: HV coupon 2 for $8
  • Keebler Crackers: Sale $1.88, $1 off 2 from 6-6RP, $1.38
  • KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce: HV coupon for 99 cents
  • HV 5# Flour: HV coupon for 99 cents
  • 2# Strawberries for $2.88
  • 1pt Bluberries 88 cents with HV coupon
  • Peaches & Nectarines $1.28 a pound
  • Hormel Always Tender Pork Loin $1.99 pound
  • Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad: 79 cents w/HV coupon, 50 cents off 2 from 6-6S
Prices good from July 14 to the 27th. It's a big 2 week event. Roses 2 for $1, men, keep this in mind. A single rose (or 2) goes a long ways.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hy-vee 2-Day Sale

Deals good at Hy-vee July 8th and 9th
  • $5 All you care to eat Chinese, Pizza or Salad Bar
  • 7-Up 6 pack Bottles (16.9 oz) 6 for $10
  • Gatorade 8 pack (20 oz) for $3.99
  • Choco Chip Cookies dozen for $1.99
  • 4 pounds of strawberries for $3.99
  • 15% off all meat, but really, this isn't that great of a deal. They go on sale much better than that, but if you are picky about your cuts, maybe this is good for you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Target has half off their black dot Dollar/$2.50 Spot stuff. Lots of fun summery stuff for 50 cents to $1.25. I picked up a shark clothes hamper that I will re-purpose and a Cars book for 50 cents. There are tons of beachy things and 4th of July stuff. Good fun stuff, just didn't have time to rummage. Also, the patio furniture stuff is 75% off. So, hurry!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wednesday Kid's Movies

Winona 7 Theatre's Children's Entertainment Club is back again this summer.

Every Wednesday for six weeks, beginning on June 30, a different children's movie is shown at 10am and tickets are only $2.00! Here are the movie's playing this summer.

7/7 - Spy Next Door
7/14 - Planet 51
7/21 - Indian in the Cupboard
7/28 - Astro Boy
8/4 - Hotel for Dogs

Doors will open every Wednesday at 9:30am, movie starts at 10am. There are no previews on the movies, so the feature will begin exactly at 10am.

Kmart Doubles

Looks like Winona is included in the doubling! Anyone heard anything???

Well, it looks like select Kmart locations are at it again with another round of Super Doubles starting, 7/4 and running thru 7/10! If you’re new around here, Kmart super doubles means that you’ll be able to double coupons up to a $2 value– which means you could get a total of $4 off one product! It appears this time they’re just doubling Health & Beauty products (not grocery items) and only allowing up to 5 coupons to be doubled per customer, per day. Head on over here to check out some of the details as well as a list of all the participating stores– there are lots of stores participating this time!

I’m assuming the rules will be the same as they have been during previous doubles promotions. If that’s the case, then I would assume most of the rules below are correct. Let us know if you find out anything different.

Kmart Double Coupon “Rules”:

*You can use manufacturer coupons up to and including a $2 value (i.e. if you have a $2/1 coupon, it will be doubled up to $2 for a total of $4 off the price of the item)

*You must be a member of the Shop Your Way Rewards program AND the cashier MUST swipe your reward’s card at the beginning of your transaction!!*

*Limit 5 total coupons per customer per day.

*If you are using more than 5 coupons in your transaction, ONLY the first 5 coupons will be doubled.

*Does not include Kmart Store Coupons or Kmart Pharmacy Store Coupons (i.e. Kmart coupons will NOT be doubled)

*If you are not currently a Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards card member, do NOT stress! There are 3 simple ways to become a member:

1. Go to the Customer Service Dept at your local Kmart or Sears store and request a card; you will be able to sign up and receive your card immediately (this is obviously the best option if you have a store close by)!

2. Call the Shop Your Way Rewards Card dept at 1.800.991.8708; they will take all your information over the phone and then a card will be mailed to you (the card typically takes 6-8 weeks to arrive). Even if you do not have the physical card in hand for the double coupon days, you can give the cashier your phone # or member # in order to pull up your reward’s account.

3. Click here to sign up on-line; then just print off a temporary card to use while you wait for the permanent card to arrive in the mail.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Target Deals

  • Crystal Light: $2.39, on sale for $1.97, used $2 off coupon from Vocalpoint that came in the mail today. Cashier adjusted coupon down, so it was free, no overage.
  • Pepsi 12-packs on sale for $1.99 a piece
  • Schick Hydra Razor: $7.99, used $4 off Target coupon from 6/20S and stacked $5 off coupon from 6/13S, making it $1.01.
  • I also used 2 canvas bags, taking another ten cents off.
So, if you are doing the Razor deal, make sure and have an extra $1.01 worth of fun stuff!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hy-vee Incredible $1 Sale

It's as good as the hype. Here is a breakdown:
Hormel Always Tender Port Spare Ribs, $1 a pound. I got a huge one for about $4.50. Use the $1 off Hormel Always Tender from 5-2S
Wonder Bread Products $1
Hy-vee Shred Cheese $1 a bag, parm $1.67 - Limit 5
Pepsi, Coke or 7 up 2 liters $1
Little Debbie $1
Popsicle or Fudgsicle $1
Hy-vee Brand Cereals $1 (select ones, I got Rice Crispies and Honey Nut Tastee-os)
French Bread $1
Skippy Peanut Butter $1 Limit 2
Dozen eggs, 2 for $1, only got one and it was 50 cents, limit 2
Dole classic Salad or Coleslaw 2 for $1
Midwest County Fare Paper Towels 3 for $1
M&M/Mars brand candy 3 for $1
Glazed Donuts 3 for $1

The limits on cheese and peanut butter and eggs are strictly enforced, so you may have to make multiple trips, and bring a buddy. This sale is today and the 25th only, so HURRY. They do sell out, but Hy-vee is good about getting rain checks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Get a free ticket to the new Karate Kid movie playing now

If you plan on seeing the new Karate Kid movie (playing now at the Winona 7), here is a deal for you:

At Target, the Hook DVDs have stickers attached for free admission to the new Karate Kid movie. (Rumor has it that the Jumanji DVDs have these stickers, too, but I did not see any.)

Just buy a DVD for $5.00, go online to enter the special code, and print out a certificate for a free admission (up to $10). I checked online and our Winona 7 participates in this "e-Movie Cash" program.

So you get a Hook DVD and admission to the movie for only $5, whereas a normal child's admission at the Winona 7 is $5.75, matinees are $6.25, and regular showings are $8.

Cool deal.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Olay and the Buckets

First things first:
  • Olay face wash for sensitive skin, on sale at Target for $3.69.
  • Used 2 coupons for $2 off from PG 5-2 (but those expire today, but there are other ones out there for $1 off 5-16S).
  • Total came to $7.38, minus the $4 in coupons, $3.38.
  • Got back a $5 gift card, so, I made $1.62 and got 2 things of free face wash
  • (I'm not figuring tax, that just makes it too damn hard)

How lovely are these buckets? 19 gallon rope buckets, located near the patio furniture/grilling stuff. They come in red, green, orange and blue. I got a green one too. One is going to be for outdoor toys, and I am thinking one for Connor's room, and one for the basement. They were $6.99, on sale for $5. I tried to get Mango to pose next to the bucket, so you could get an idea of how big they are, but he doesn't know any commands, like sit or stay.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Deodorant at Target

3 packs on clearance for $3.50 on end cap by pharmacy. I used a $1 off 2 from 5-2PG, making the deodorant $1 a stick. And as all of Winona must know by now, Johnny B is a snob and ONLY used Old Spice. There were 3 packs of Axe and Secret as well. Some coupons in 5-2 PG as well

Thanks for sharing this find Tina!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


  • Send below decks
    Cap'n Winona Hy-Vee **Facebook Only** Receive $5 off a purchase of $50, or $10 off a purchase of $100. These cannot be combined together. Offer is good through Sunday 5/30. You can print this page, show it on your phone or write down the PLU# and give it to the cashier.
    **Cashier** for a $50 order use PLU#12040. For a $100 order use PLU#12041
    'bout one turn o' yer hourglass ago · ·

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Hy-vee of Winona has a Facebook page, and they publish special deals if you are a fan. One time, there was one for $5 off a $50 purchase. No need for a printer, you just need to write down the deal numbers. Tomorrow, there is suppose to be a special sale for Facebook fans, so be sure and check it out!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Target Deals

  • 4 Bertolli Dinners, on sale $5.98, used $1.50 coupons from Cosmo, Real Simple and others, there are also $1 printables you can stack, got $5 gift card for buying 4. Final Price $2.23 a piece
  • Gillette Deodorants, normal $1.72, clearanced $1.52, used $4 off 2 from 5/2 PG, and I DID get the overage of 48 cents.
  • International Delight creamer $1.59, clearance $1.16, used 55 cent from 3/7s, final 61 cents.
  • Coffee Mate creamers $1.59, clearance $1.30, used 50 cent from 5/2, final 80 cents.
  • Nivea body wash, $3.99, used $4 from 5/2RP, and I DID get the 1 cent overage
  • Tic Tac, $1.04, used BOGO Free from 5/2, 52 cents a piece then
  • 20 cents off the total, since I used my two canvas bags!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Target Soccer Clearance

If you're looking for any boys' soccer gear, Target has a bunch on clearance right now. My oldest is taking the 2 week soccer session through Park/Rec this summer, so I was *very* excited to stumble upon this deal:

Cleats: regularly priced $19.99, clearance-priced at $4.98
Socks: regularly priced at $7.99, clearance-priced at $1.98

Most of the shoes are in sizes 4-6, but I found this one pair of 13s, and I saw another pair of 12s. Different sizes may show up... who knows? They also have LOTS of soccer balls and soccer bags on clearance. All of this is located on an end cap near sporting goods, facing the wall with all the little kids' riding toys.

Hope this helps someone!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Target Recycle

Target has special recycle bins now. How great! Left to Right:
  • MP3/Cellphone/Ink Cartridge
  • Glass/Plastic/Aluminium
  • Plastic Bags
  • Trash
I really like this, and hopefully more local stores will follow this. In Eau Claire, the Kwik Trips have special recycle bins for glass/plastic/aluminium. Which is great, I just can't bring myself to put a soda can in the trash. It will bounce around in the bottom of my car, rather than go in the trash.

Remember, Target loves it when you bring in your own bag, and gives you a nickel back for doing so!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Target deals

Target deals

I feel like I went a little crazy at Target, but I think I came out alright - even after the cashier messed up one of my coupons and shorted me $1.24. Oh, well. I hate to complain, especially when I am handing them a *stack* of coupons.

I am slowly learning that it is best to shop in small batches, so it is easier to keep track of the coupons. This is the second time in a row now that a coupon didn't register and I didn't catch it until I got home and then it is a little too late. However, making more frequent trips to Target may not be the best way to save money...

Anyway, here are my recent Target deals (a couple from last week, the rest from this morning):

Last week:
Finish Quantumatic dishwasher detergent:
Regular $9.49, on sale for $5.99, minus $3 coupon from here = $2.99 (May not seem that cheap, but I really like this stuff. Unfortunately, today the sale is off.)

AirWick Freshmatic iMotion:
On sale for $5.99, minus $5 coupon from the 3/7 SS, minus $1 Target coupon (online here) = FREE

This morning:
Scrubbing Bubbles:
-Bought 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend A Clean Power Sprayers $7.99 each
-Bought 2 Scrubbing Bubble Power Sprayer Refills (All FREE with coupons below)
-Bought 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $2.49 each
-Used 2 $5/1 coupons from the 4/11 SS
-Used 1 $0.75 coup off bathroom cleaner from 3/21 SS
-Used 2 Free Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-a-clean refill, when you buy starter coupon from here
-Get back a $5 Target gift card ( NOTE: the only way you’ll get back a $5 Target gift card is if you use the regional coupon from the 4/11 SS –valid for a FREE $5 Target gift card with the purchase of 3 Scrubbing Bubbles products.)
…AND then for th
e $5 SC Johnson rebate.
-Final cost FREE, plus $2.28 money maker (I think) for all 5 products!

Head & Shoulders Shampoo (gotta have this, we're brand-specific on this):
-Bought 2 at $5.39, one had a free shampoo shrink-wrapped to it.
-Used a B1G1F coupon from a mailer I got at some point
-Used a $1 off Target coupon from a mailer
-FInal price $4.39 for 3 bottles.

Vaseline skin lotion:
-$2.99 price
-Minus $1 Target coupon from here
-Minus $1.25 coup from 4/11 RP
-FInal price $0.74

Olay Quench lotion:
-$7.79 price
-Minus $1 coup from 3/7 PG
-Submit rebate for purchase price
-FINAL PRICE: $1 money maker

GE Energy Smart light bulb - $2.99
Use the $1/1 coupon from
Plus, use the $2/1 Target coupon from
Final cost FREE

Clean & Clear Travel size Morning Burst Cleanser $0.97
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 3/28SS (does NOT exclude travel size)
Final cost FREE!

Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste $0.97
Use the 3/21 SmartSource coupon insert– save $2.50 off any 2 Arm & Hammer oral care products (NO size exclusions)!
Final cost FREE plus possible $0.56 overage.

Kandoo Wipes $1.65
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 4/4 PG
Pay $0.65!*
*Submit for the FREE Scholastic book offer
Final Cost $0.65 for Kandoo Wipes AND a FREE Scholastic book

Suncrest Farms (formally Smith Gardens)

Anyone heard of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Vegetable Subscriptions? It is a group of local farmers that raise fruits and veggies, and drop off a vegetable share every week. I am going to do a 1/2 share this summer. I had a friend, Anna Kelner, do it last year. Here is a bit about what she has to say about the program:

"We loved it. I think it made me way more adventurous when it came to food choices and gave me wonderful ideas on how to prepare some delicious tasting veggies. They give you recipe ideas, but the really cool thing, at least for me, was it helped me to step outside the recipe and just try other things instead of just following 1-2-3 on the recipe. If I have X veggie, that might make this dish even better. I loved the chance to cut the vegetables up. I found it be very soothing and the boys would climb up next to me (out of the way of the knife) and just talk as I worked on dinner. I can’t recommend it highly enough."

If you are interested, please check out their web-site for more info:

I spoke to Heather, the owner, and she said spots are nearly filled up already, SO HURRY!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wal-mart Deals

These are $2.28 a piece, use the $5 off any 2 Benadryl product from 4-11RP, makes them free plus 46 cent overage! (if you get the right cashier....)

These are PERFECT for scratchy mosquito season.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Great American Apparel Diet

I read about this in Time magazine. It's no buying any clothes for a year. I have a serious shopping problem. It's not that I am spending money I can't afford, just that I am buying things I don't need. I really have over 15 pairs of jeans, tanks in every color, a dozen work out pants, rainbows of sweaters, a swim suit for every day of the week, more hoodies than the Unabomber. Don't get me started on the purse rack. No more, no purses, no jeans, no shoes, no boots, no coats.

So, I think I am going to try it. I will buy no more clothes, for the rest of the year. Exceptions of what I can still buy:
  • Underwear
  • $50 worth of stuff from Express, as I have a gift card for that amount
  • A new pair of sneakers, when mine wear out, I'm a YMCA junky
  • Hats and Sunglasses (dollar tree ones, of course)
  • Socks
  • Headbands
  • I am still accepting gifts of clothing

Kmart Doubles

  • Soft Scrub, $3.29, sale $2.99, $1.50 coupon 3-7 RP, final free
  • Everpure Conditioner & Shampoo, $4.99 regular, $4.49 sale, $2 coupon 2-21RP or 3-21 RP, final 49 cents
  • Halls, $1.69, $1 coupon 3-28S2, final free
  • Pants, 4T, clearance for $1.99

Side note, there are STACKS of 2T - 5T pants. Mostly girls, really really cute girl jeans for $1.99

Friday, April 9, 2010

K-Mart doubles

Here's what I scored for my husband. I *guess* he's worth a buck. :-)

Gillette Body Wash: on sale for $4, had a couple $2 coups (doubled to $4 each) = FREE
Oral-B Toothbrushes: somewhere around $2.79 or so, had 2 $2 coupons (doubled to cover the price of the brushes *only* - no overages) = FREE
Right Guard deo/antiperspirant: on sale 2/$5, had a $2 off 2 coup (doubled to $4) - $.50 each.

Grand total: $1.00 + $.76 tax (for easily $20-$25 worth of stuff at regular price)

Kmart Doubles

  • Bic Soleil: $5.69, $2 off from 3-28S2 or 3-7S or from packages, final $1.69
  • Gillette Shower Gel 12 oz, Regular $4.29, sale $4, $2 off 3-7 PG, free
I don't personally like the Soleil that much either, but my baby sister does, and her birthday is coming up at the end of the month. Happy Birthday!

Once again, used Kari's card. THANKS!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kmart Doubles

NYC Nail Polish: $1.99, used $1 off any product $1.99 or more from Cosmo mag, Free
Old Spice: $2.39, used $1 off 2 from 3-7 PG, $1.39 a piece (John uses ONLY Old Spice, no matter the price, SIGH)
Charmin: regular $8.39, sale $6.50, $1 off from a mailing, $4.50
Dentyne Ice Gum: regular $1.29, sale $1, $1 off 2 from 2-28 S, Free
Bayer Aspirin: confused here, I thought it was $1.99, but rang up for $1, so my coupon $1 3-21S didn't double, but it was still free

Final with 78 cents in tax $6.46

I requested my rewards card, but it hasn't come yet, so Kari generously let me use her card. THANK YOU A MILLION!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Some Winona Kmart Doubles

I don't have my rewards card yet, and really am behind on anything Kmart any how, but Kari was sweet enough to share this with me:

I got
starbucks frapuccino for 40 cents (all figures approximate) using online Q
pert plus 3 in 1 shampoo bodywash for 49 cents
spot shot carpet cleaner for 40 cents ($2 Q from All You mag -- love this deal, came upon it by accident)
gillette shaving cream for 1 dollar or so
venus embrace disp. razor 3pk for $1.99 (I love these and don't mind paying a few bucks for them; I'm not a fan of the Bic Soleil so I don't want to pay much for those)
nescafe instant coffee, free
right guard men's deodorant for 50 cents
Also -- if you have ever printed a $3 Q for greenworks laundry detergent, kmart has small-medium bottles of this for $4.99 this week. Q doesn't double but you get a bottle of detergent for 2 bucks.

Monday, April 5, 2010

In the mail today....

Look what came today:
  • Two large packs of wipes, the white things on the left
  • Various high value coupons
  • 3 Pamper diapers
  • Puffs sample
  • Prilosec samples
  • Free custom picture book
  • Peanut butter spoon, not from the mail
A lot of the stuff came from Vocal Point, sign up here. The wipes came from completing a wipe survey, I am going to have to complete another after trying them. I think it's from E-Rewards. A bunch came from the P&G as well. Peanut butter spoon, that is Connor's. Photo book from Hot Prints, you can make one every month. And that is just plain fun.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Family Dollar

This is my first Family Dollar trip! Let's break it down.
  • Clariol Balsam Color: Regular $3, sale $2.50, used $5 off when you buy 2 from 3-7 PG, final free
  • Reese Dark: Regular 65 cents, sale two for $1, used 2-55 cents off from 3-14 S, they price adjusted down the coupon to 50 cents, there were two when I left the store, but one disappeared on the trip back, final free
  • Snuggle: Regular or maybe sale price of $3 for 70 count sheets, used $3 off from 3-28 RP, final free

Everything was free, but I paid like 88 cents in tax.

The check out process was really strange. There were two cashiers working, one was running the register, the other was just kind of hanging out up front. (there were 3 customers in the whole store, including me.) My checker was very nice, but when I handed her the coupons after she rang everything up, she looked a bit "deer-in-the-headlights". She had to enter each coupon in by scrolling through her screen, locating the item, the manually entering in the amount. So with the buy 2 get $5 off, she had to enter $2.50 by each of the hair dyes. It took a bit of time, but she was really nice about it. The other cashier that was doing nothing got a little snarky at my 55 cents off when the item was only 50 cents. But I got all my free stuff, and I was happy. I have no idea what would happen if they would have to do the stacking a manufacturer coupon with their store coupons.....

Anyone else ever try couponing at Family Dollar? The deals were great, I'd do it again. I was by myself, having Connor with could have made that a nuclear situation.