Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tons of PG Coupons!

In need of high value Proctor and Gamble coupons? I headed over to this morning and I found a TON of high value coupons and even some free samples!

Coupons for Tide, Bounce, Always, Crest (when you get the sample you will receive about $15 in coupons), Olay, and more! Head over quickly before the samples run out!

**You will need to have an account with P&G and provide an address. However, I think it is totally worth it and they are responsible with your info. Remember, you can create an email just for coupons and online shopping. My preferred provider is Gmail.

Also, watch for your P&G insert tomorrow in your newspaper!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Slow Week....

Not a great week this week for groceries. But who wants to go shopping for food anyway? Why not just live on left over cookies and goodies? ;)

****Check out the Christmas Clearance section around town. I found digital light timers for 70% off at Shopko yesterday. I also found Betty Crocker cake mixes and frosting for less than a dollar each and then used a $.75 wyb cake and frosting. I ended up paying less than a dollar for both. :) ****

Fred Meyer has some decent deals this week. Check out this post from Fabulously Frugal.

Other Deals...

Fabulously Frugal
Krazy Coupon Lady

Fabulously Frugal

Also, check out their clearance section. There were some good deals yesterday including Christmas trees!

Monday, December 26, 2011

FREE 25 Photos at Walgreens

Ready to print those Christmas memories? Or those memories so long ago you've forgotten to print them? Use the code PRINTNOW to get 25 free photo prints from Walgreen's. Pick up in store for free!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Minute Maid Lemonade

If you printed the $1/1 12 can box Minute Maid  Lemonade from awhile ago (not sure if they are still up,) you can get an awesome deal at Albertson's. I got 5 cases for $6.

Buy 5 Coke Products, pay $2.60/case
Use 4 coupons and 3 doublers

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Screaming Good Deal on Nintendo 3DS

Target currently has an amazing deal on the Nintendo 3DS (when you buy two.) If you buy one at $149, you get the second one half off. That makes them $112 apiece! That is a crazy awesome deal. The discount will be applied automatically after you put the second in your cart.

So, head on over if this is on your kids shopping list. Or, if it's anything like our house, it it's on YOUR Christmas list. :) Too bad we already have ours!

Link to deal: >>here<<

Thank you, Krazy Coupon Lady

Baby Deals

Little scarce on the diaper deals this week... but here you mommies go!

Awesome diaper wipe deal!

Thanks, KCL

iTunes Gift Card

The Krazy Coupon Lady is reporting $10 off iTunes gift cards. Walmart is selling $50 iTunes gift cards for $40. No need to pay shipping! Walmart will promptly send you a pin number to activate your gift card straight into iTunes.

Link to Walmart iTunes deal.

(Planned) Shopping Trip 12/19

Due to complications at Albertson's... 
I found out today that Albertson's wouldn't take a few of my coupons because the Walmart logo was on it. Never had that problem before, but oh well.

Price Matched Alberston's and used more doubles...

Buy 10, Save $5

1-3. Ritz Crackers
$1.99 each after savings
1 $1/2 from Ritz FB page + Buy 2 Get 1 Free ( + doubler = 3 boxes for $2.98

4-5. Wishbone Salad Dressing
$.99 each after savings
2 $.40/1 + 2 doublers= $.38 for 2

6. Oreo's
Because I can...
Found $1/1 online but couldn't find it again. Guess I was supposed to have Oreos.

7-8. Kraft Shredded Cheese

9-10. Jet Puffed Marshmallows

11-15. Oral B Dental Floss 
$.75 coupon from previous Crest toothpaste purchase with doublers
+.$53 money maker

16. Trident Gum
$1/3 + double
=$.96 for 3

Reynold's Tin Foil
$1.25 coupon

Bounce Dryer Bar
$2.50 coupon from VocalPoint mailer

Fred Meyer

Marie Calendar Pie
$1/1 x2= $2.99

Challenger Butter
store coupon 2/$4
$1/1 coupon from this post (if still available) = $1 a lb!

FM Frozen Veggies


I have 9 left over doublers... that I am not quite sure how I will use them at Walmart. I think I might get some milk and Ziploc's.  I am going to go here before FM to see if I can get a better deal on the butter and pie but I doubt that will happen. I will let you know if I find any good double deals at Wally World.

5 Minute Maid Lemonade Cases
$2.60/case when you buy 5
3x $1/1 from and x3 doublers
=5 cases for $6

Total:  $33.42
Retail: $85.04

Saved: $52.62

Sorry for the Break...

Here are this weeks deals:

Doubles!! Lots of great deals!
Krazy Coupon Lady
Fabulously Frugal
Living on a Coupon (Walmart match ups)

Cheap Nabisco crackers, KY, Asprin
Fabulously Frugal
Krazy Coupon Lady

Free milk promo
Fabulously Frugal

Fred Meyer:
Great deal on Challenger Butter, frozen veggies, Marie Calendar pies, etc
Fabulously Frugal

Walmart Under $1
Krazy Coupon Lady

Stay tuned for my shopping trip!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Diaper Deals 12/09

Once again, not the diaper expert, but here you go!

$5 shippped or $3 in store for 48 pkg.

Other Deals:

HOT Butter Coupon

Challenger Butter
info required: email and zip code

Link to Challenger Butter's FB page:

I'm excited for these to go on sale at Fred Meyer again! $1 butter, yes please! Remember, you can print 2 per computer by using the back button.

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady

Monday, December 5, 2011

Video Game Deals at Best Buy

This is the deal I have been waiting for! BJ and I got 3DS's awhile back but haven't purchased any good games yet. We have a few on our Christmas list but you know me... I would rather not pay full price for them. Best Buy has a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal going on their video games. This is cross platform so make sure you check this out for that special gamer in your life. (I admit, I am totally stoked for Mario Kart 7) Free shipping with a pre-Christmas delivery promise or you can pick it up in store. Hurry on over!

>>>>Click here<<<<

My Doubles List 12/5

Here was my shopping trip this morning. I intend to stop by Albies later today, too. I averaged 54% savings this trip!

1. Yeast
Used $1/2 internet coupon (no longer available) w. double
However, you there is a $.40/1 in yesterdays paper

2. Hershey's Choc. Chips
Used $1/2 (regional- got from my mom in UT)
=$1.76 for 2 or $.88 each

3. Poptarts
$2.12 x 3
Used $1/3 and doubler
=$4.38 for 3 or $1.46 each
(Not the greatest deal but I haven't had these in forever!)

4-5. Minute Maid OJ
Used 2 $/1 and doubler
=$1.96 for 2 or $.98 each

6-7. GV Milk
Used 2 $.75/1 and doubler
=$1.78 for 2 or $.89 each

8-9. Welch's Light Grape Juice
Used $1/1 and doubler
from SS11/6
=$1.94 for 2 or $.97 each

10. Yoplait Yogurt
=$1/1 and doubler
from GM11/13
=$3/10 or $.30 each

Total: $18.88
Saved: $19.96

Friday, December 2, 2011

Home Made Simple

The Krazy Coupon Lady has the currently link to the Proctor and Gamble Home Made Simple Coupon Book. It is ALWAYS worth getting! It has higher value coupons than those found in the newspaper.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FREE Movies: 8 Days of Movies

Thank you, Freebies2Deasls!

Follow this link (HERE) to find out how you can get FREE movies!

Like Best Buy on Facebook
Find the code for the day.
Enter on Cinema Now website.

Today's Features:

Walgreen's 11/27-12/3

I originally went to Walgreens for this deal but the Walgreens in our area no longer carry these. So, this is what I ended up doing instead:

Lysol No Touch Starter Kit
Reg. 11.99
$3 off coupon from 11/6 SS
Total: $8.99

PLUS receive $7 Register Rewards
Total: $1.99

Filler item for coupon use: pencil $.39

Vicks Vapor Rub x 2
Reg. $4.99, on sale $4
x2 $1/1 Vicks product PG 10/31 EXP tomorrow!
Free Puffs with 2 Vicks products up to $2.55= .$35 Puffs
Use $7 Register Rewards + 3 pencils to bring total above $7
Pay: $.70 tax

Total Out of Pocket: $10.08
Total Retail Value: $26.02

I plan on making another trip to Walgreens this week. Let you know how it goes! I wish I could have posted the Black Friday deals. I made several dollars on toothpaste, toothbrushes and other odds and ends.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Reynolds Wrap Coupon

High value coupon that you don't want to miss! Just in time for all the holiday baking!

$1.25 off Reynold's Wrap Product

Harry Potter Boxed Set for Less Than $50

Thank Amazon! Get all 8 movies for $48.99 shipped. This is an EXCELLENT price for the entire series. Grab it now before it's too late!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sewing Machine on Amazon

If you or someone you know is wanting a simple sewing machine for Christmas, you must take a look at this Brother! Only $80 shipped!!! Reg. $149.99

Check out Fabulously Frugal's link here:

Or go directly to Amazon here:

Deals From Here and There

If everything goes right, this is what I want to do this week:
***Buy 5, Save $5
*Ragu Pasta Sauce- 4@$.99 after savings
     Combine with free pasta with purchase of 2 sauces
*Pasta Roni- 3@$.75 after savings
*Nature Valley Bars or Thinns- 3@2.49 after savings
     Combine with $.75/1 and three doublers, total $.99 each

Fred Meyer:
*Challenger butter: 2 for $4: Use 2 $.55/1 coupon to make these $1.45. Limit 2. (per transaction) coupon in ad
*Lays: 2/$4. Not an awesome price but if you have some entertaining/sandwich making to do this season, it's a decent price. coupon in ad
*Apparel, Home, and Electronics coupon: Save $10/$50, $20/$100, or $30/$150. (or 20%off) We plan on going to see what video games and movies are on our list this year.

*Jello: $.59/box, regular and sugar free. If you printed the $1.25/3 coupon I blogged about earlier this month, this is a good time to use it!  This makes it $.17/box!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

LeQuip Giveaway

I don't post contests because I never win them.

...But for those who love Bosch and Lequip items, this is a giveaway for 1 $500 gift card and 10 $100 gift cards. I think a new wheat grinder would look absolutely beautiful under our tree this year! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

100 Free Photo Prints from Snapfish

Receive 100 Free prints from Snapfish with the promo code PRINTSFREE at check out. You still need to pay for shipping which will be about $6, but that makes each print $.06!

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady

(original post)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Savings Spreadsheet

I was curious how much money I was saving by using coupons. I had BJ cook up this amazing Excel file to track my savings. I have found that tracking my savings has encouraged me to want to save more. I even had him put in two columns that showed coupons that I used from the newspaper to see if using coupons would more than pay for my newspaper subscription. It has. By a lot. And it's only been 3 months.

I have put together a sample of my spreadsheet and how I use it. If you are good with Excel and can figure thigns out, you may want to just jump to the bottom of this post. If you still can't figure it out, come back and read this.

Click here :Coupon Savings Example

Line 2: Doubler Transaction

Simply put, I bought 5 cans at .60 a piece and I had a $1/5 coupon. Insert "=1/5" or ".2" in the coupon column, not $1. The savings in the columns is for each individual item. So, $1/5=$.20/can. This was a coupon I printed off the internet so that is where I put it. Since I doubled it, I put an "x" in the doubler column. Then shows final price, savings, and %.

Line 3:  2 Types of Coupons

Rite Aid had Dove Shampoo on sale for 2/$7 so I put this sale price in as a store coupon to begin. I then saw on the shelf that they were $4.99 regularly so I put that in as the regular price. I had a BOGO coupon, which would save me $3.50 on one (or $1.75 on two) and it was from the newspaper so I put it in the coupon insert column. I then had an Up Rewards Video coupon (off the internet) and that saved me more. Bada-bing, the spreadsheet works its magic.

Line 4:  Catalina

Pretty self explanatory. Received a $1 catalina from Albertson's and used it on a non-sale item.

Line 5: Store Coupon, Manufacture Coupon, and doubler

Entered regular price of pizza at that store (because that is what I would have paid there), priced matched it to another store for $4 and entered as store coupon, used $1 internet coupon and doubled.

Line 6 and 7: Kohl's coupons

This one was tricky. I had bought these 4 items and used 2 $10 off coupons but I couldn't just enter it in. So I got creative. Two items were normally $19.99 but were on clearance... and then took off the 1st $10 coupon to make my store coupon make them $2.99. Same for second. Then I combined the two together to get my final price of $4.22. It helped that I had my receipt handy so if the numbers didn't work out I could move them some more. Probably too complicated for most people to bother with.

Line 8: Negative Balance

Any number in (  ) is overage... Or money the store paid me to buy the item! :) Great way to keep track of free items!

For your personal use!! Share it with your friends!

Click to download here: Coupon Savings Spreadsheet

******After opening the link, click on the Download Original button to save it to your computer. Do not modify on Google Docs unless that is how you plan on using it!******

Totals from my personal spreadsheet:

Total saved just from newspaper subscription:
All sales and coupons:

I include coupons stuck to the front of the paper (like from Kohl's), restaurant, craft store, and coupons found in the Parade, etc as newspaper coupons. I wouldn't have them without the paper. (But this only includes Kohl's coupons so far ontop of coupon inserts!)

Amazon Diaper Deals

Many people have told me that Amazon is the place to go for diapers... according to Fabulously Frugal, it's all red stars! (Stock up price!) Head over to Fabulously Frugal for some awesome diaper deals!

Stock Up Price on Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soup at Target

Target has Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soup priced at $.55 a can this week. Combine this with a $1/5 coupon and that makes it $.35/can.  This is a separate coupon from the Cream of Chicken soup.  Or, SS 10/2 had a $.40/2 coupon as well.

Stay Warm!

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady
(Original post here)

Egg Coupon

Head over to Incredible Egg's Facebook page to print of a $.55/2 dozen coupon! You don't see coupons for eggs very often. Good for one month!

Remember, you can print it twice. Make sure ad popups are disabled.

*Hopefully this link will work....

For milk and cheese coupons, check out this post.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Doubles for 11/13-11/15

I thought this shopping trip was going to turn into a disaster! Nothing I wanted was in stock. I guess that is what I get for not shopping on Sunday's like the general population. But that is A-OK. I was blessed anyway.

Here is my Double Coupon Report from Walmart. Once again, if you don't have doubles available, still pay attention for the good deals!!

1-2. Rhode's Warm and Serve Rolls
$2.12 for 6 Dinner Rolls
$1/1 coupon + doubler
=.12 a bag! :)

*For this coupon, see this blog post. Sorry to make you hunt it down, but it's worth it.... even with out the double!

3-4. Welch's Fruit Fizz 4pkg - I wanted to give it a try...
$2.98 for 4 cans
$1/1 coupon + doubler
= $.98/4 pack, .$.25/can

*Coupon found on Also has a coupon for sparkling cider.

5-6. Welch's Light Grape Juice
$2.97 for 64 oz
$1/1 from 11/6 SS + double
= $.97/64oz

7. Marie Calendar's Dutch Apple Pie (That is already in the oven!!)
$1/1 from 11/13 SS (or RP) + doubler

*Watch for these to go on sale. They are always on sale some where for the holidays for as low as $3.99. 

8. Yeast
$1.04 for 3 pkg strip
$1/1 coupon + double

*You can still find a great deal almost anywhere with these coupons. Tis the Season! :) List of yeast coupons found here. On sale for the holidays.

9. Yoplait Yogurt
$.50 / cup
$1/10 coupon found in GM 11/13 + double

*Walmart and Winco have these for the best price. Other stores charge up to $.70

10-12. Crest Toothpaste
$2.72/ 4.4oz
$1/1 coupon PG 10/30 + double
=$.72/ box (Merry Christmas, Mom! hehe)

13-15. Bar S Hot Dogs
$.89/ 1lb package
$.75/2 coupon (from Oct sometime...) + double
=$.14/1 lb pkg

Saved: $26.50

*Before normal grocery shopping

Other Double Deals From Albertson's:

FREE Thanksgiving Cookbook

Looking to change up your Thanksgiving meal? Or are you like me and have never made one? Snatch this Free eBook cookbook. (eReader NOT required)

Buy 2 Get 1 Free DS Games

Are DS games on your list for Christmas? If so, head on over to Walmart's website! Deals start at $30 for 3 DS games!  Titles include Lego Batman, Fancy Nancy, Scribblenaughts (a real fun game), Biggest Lose, and more!

Find deal here:*9/EKX5pJ1w&sourceid=00802072751807225913

Thank you, Freebies2Deals

Cheap Rhodes Rolls

Head on over to the Krazy Coupon Lady's website (click here) to find a $1.00 Warm and Serve Rolls. For added greatness, these are only $1.88 at Wal-mart!

Print quick! Supplies limited!

(remember you can hit the back button and print again)

Staples: Free Holiday Cards

Now through the 19th, get 20 Free 5x7 foldable Holiday cards from Staples. Head over here:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Idahoan's: Need More Doublers?

Don't get 5 papers and want more doublers for this week?? Get 5 papers and still need more? Fabulously Frugal is reporting that if you like Albertson's on Facebook, you can print off 3 extra doublers / account. (Have kids with Facebook? Have them like it too!) Hurry fast, though. Quantities are limited!!

Link to original post.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

7 Cup Food Processor

I don't know if this is on anyone's Christmas list, but if it is, act fast! Fred Meyer on Overland has 3 Kitchen Aid Food Processor's on clearance. The regular price is $129.99 and they are clearanced to $49.98. Hurry over to snatch one up.

Don't live here? If you would like one, let me know and I will go buy one and you can pay me back. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Free Pictures or Photo Cards and Rite Aid

25 Free Prints from Rite Aid or 15 Free Greeting Cards!

Enter promo codes FREECARDS or FREEPRINTS at checkout.

Snapfish Photos and Photobooks

Looking for the perfect personalized Christmas gift? Have tons of pictures you need to print? Head over to Snapfish! Check out the email I got in my inbox!

300 pictures too many for you? Enter SPOOKY100 for 100 prints for $1. (Plus shipping)

Einstein's Oilery Coupon

I love Einstein's Oilery! Today on (under the random category) you can get a full synthetic oil change for $33 or a high mileage oil change for $28. Unlike other daily deals websites, you do not have to enter your address, name, or credit card information. You just simply have to have an email address. To claim the deal, just click the print button and take the coupon to the retailer! And the nice thing is, if you don't use it, you aren't out any money! This may have just become my new favorite daily deals site!

Or head to Einstein's website to get a coupon for a standard oil change for $24. Here

Go Half Z's is a Boise based company and is fairly new. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sorting Through Sales

Just because it is on sale or on a promotion doesn't mean it is a great price. For example, take a look at a snippet from this week's Smith's ad:
I have told you about the chili, soup, and butter deal and how coupons make this deal even better. This means everything on the promotion is a good deal, right? Not necessarily. Take the cereal in the corner for example. Even with a Kellogg's coupon, this is not a very good deal. The store wants you to think, "Hmm... I'm here and I need cereal so I will buy the one that is on the buy ten promotion because that has to be a good deal." This particular cereal goes on sale frequently for around $2. Or, there may be a promotion for another type of cereal that is actually less expensive than the advertised promotion.

Alright, Stephanie. So how do I know which deals are good and which ones aren't? Honestly, the best advice I can give is to pay attention to the price of items you frequently buy. I keep a mental note of what a "good price" is. During the summer I bought a lot of chili without coupons and I knew it was $1.50+ per can. When I saw it on sale for $.99, I knew that was a better price and that I should stock up on a few more cans. Then, when I saw the coupons to go along with it, I knew I had better really stock up! For another example, I will not pay more than $1.00/box on cereal because I know I can always get it for that price. I may have to wait awhile, but there will always be a cereal promotion.

Retail and spending in general is all about what you are willing to pay. You have to decide what that amount is.

Stock Up Price on Butter

Fred Meyer (Smith's) Butter Deal:
Part of their "Buy 10, Save $5" Promotion. For awesome deals on chili and soup to combine with this, click here.

Challenge or Land O Lakes Butter $2.49

Use  $0.55/1 Challenge Butter Product
Or use $.55/1 Challenge butter 
Or use $.55/1 Challenge Butter
Or use $.55/1 Challenge Butter from previous marked package
Or use $0.75/1 Challenge Product 11/14/2010 SS (expires 12/31/11)
Final Price as low as $1.74

*There may be a coupon on the inside of the cardboard, too. I just opened a new package this week and discovered a .55 off coupon in the package. Sweet!

Thank you, Fabulously Frugal

Round Up

Fabulously Frugal's Walmart Deals
Krazy Coupon Lady's Walmart under a Dollar Deals
Free shampoo and floss, cheap hotdogs and more!

Soup and Chili Deals at Fred Meyer (or Kroger stores like Smith's)
I plan on getting some chili this week! We eat it year round and it isn't the cheapest stuff! (Unless you catch this sale!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Get This Quick!

They may have reset this. Give it a try, but most likely it will not work!

It won't be around long!

$1.50 off Kraft Cheese

Sorry guys! It was there when I pulled up the webpage, but by the time I printed, it was gone!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Going to Walmart this Week?

These coupons are all from today's (11/6) insert. I will let you know if I find more on my shopping trip tomorrow!

Dole Canned Fruits Pineapple, 8 oz $0.78
Use $0.50/2 Dole Canned Fruits from SS
Or $0.50/2 – Dole Canned Fruit – (
Final Price: $0.53 each when you buy 2

Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand Travel First Aid Kit $0.97
Use $1.00/1 Neosporin or Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Prod SS
 FREE plus $0.03 overage!
**Did not receive in Boise but check your paper!!!**

Nature Made Vitamins $2.94
Use $1.00/1 Nature Made product from SS

Schick Disposable Razor Women’s, 12 ct $1.97
Use B1G1 Free Schick Disposable Razor, when you buy (1) Schick Disposable Razor of equal or lesser value, not valid on 2 ct from SS
$0.99 each when you buy 2
***I have not been able to find these at my Walmart. UT people let me know if you can, please!!

Find a list of other Walmart deals from today's coupons here.

Thank you, Krazy Coupon Lady!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Knowing Where to Look for Coupons

These are just a list of my favorites. There are many coupon sites!! But make sure to check these out! Coupons are updated, taken away, or changed periodically throughout the month however they are "reset" on the first. Coupons are on first come, first serve basis. They can be printed twice. May see a link for these coupons from other websites with "". This is from the same site yet you may not find them on To print these coupons twice, hit the back button on your browser (twice if a message pops up saying data needs to be resent.

Red Plum and Smart Source: A few more coupons not found in their newspaper inserts. (I check Smart Source more frequently than Red Plum.)

Better Crocker or Pillsbury: Often has slightly higher coupon values than other sites. These are reset on the first business day of the month and are on a first come, first serve basis.  These sites have the same generator so if you reach your print limit on one, you reach your print limit on the other. Not sure there is an advantage to joining both, but I have.

Kellogg's: Average value coupons off Kellogg's cereal and products. This is usually the only place other than inserts where you can find these coupons.

Procter and Gamble: often has free samples and coupons. Can only be used quarterly so look for things you will use. They update their site periodically so keep checking back. This website will also tell you when the next P&G insert will be coming out. They also have a Home Made Simple coupon mailer. I recommend getting this! Check to see if they are available. (I have already requested mine so I don't know if this link will work.)
Home Made Simple

*** Worried about giving away your email? I created an email address for the soul purpose of signing up for these promotions and coupons. If you use gmail, you do not have to give your real or full name. For things that need to be mailed, you will need to provide your address but I have never had problems with giving this out on these sites. Always check the privacy policies.***

Movie Coupons

Christmas is coming whether you like it or not. Check out the movie coupons from and then check out this list of matches at Wal-Mart. Some titles include Alvin and the Chipmunks, Marley & Me, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Or, you may want to hang on to them until Black Friday. Stores such as Target and Shopko deeply discount their movies, especially "older" or "less popular" movie titles.

Thank you, Fabulously Frugal!

Albertson's 11/6-11/8

Cereal for a dollar? I think so!

Doubles again for those with Albertson's. Check out the links and watch for my list tomorrow! I will also add more as they come in! They will usually post Sunday evening what deals they found that were unadvertised.

Krazy Coupon Lady:
Fabulously Frugal:

**Not 100% sure how the "More You Buy" event is working. If anyone tries this or has a clearer explanation, please let me know!

Walgreen's and Rite Aid week of 11/6

Fabulously Frugal's Top 10 Walgreen's deals: includes Free Baking Powder, Blistex, Crest, and Carmex.
Krazy Coupon Ladies Walgreen's deals: (Way too long for me to sort through, but here you go)

*Remember Register Rewards are used like cash on your next purchase. So you will pay $.99 for the Crest Toothpaste but you will receive $1 towards your next purchase... which could be your Purelle hand sanitizer on your next transaction.

The only Rite Aid deals I thought were worth it from the Krazy Coupon Lady:

Colgate Toothpaste $3.50
Buy 1, Receive $3.50 +Up Reward
Use $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, any 4 oz. or larger from SS 10/30
Pay $3.00, Receive $3.50 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.50 Moneymaker

Stayfree Maxi Pads $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Use $1.00/1 Stayfree product from SS 11/06
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: Free

Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap Kit $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Use $3.00/1 Lysol No-Touch hand soap system starter kit from SS 11/06
And Use $1.50/1 Lysol Healthy Touch from Rite Aid flu book
Pay $5.49, Receive $5.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.49

For these items you would pay $10.49 out of pocket and receive $10.50 to use on your next transaction. .Your next transaction could be immediately after your first. Check here for other Rite Aid deals.
So "in a way" you go all of the items above for free.

Coupon lingo including insert abbr. here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Free Baking Powder and Corn Starch

Let the holiday baking begin. Starting next week, Walgreen's has Clabber Girl baking powder and corn starch on sale for $.50. Head over to and enter area code 30033 for a $.50 off coupon. But you must hurry due to a limited number of coupons!

Happy Baking!

Thank you, Krazy Coupon Lady!

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Awesome Walgreen's Photo Deal

I love the promotions Walgreen's runs on their photos. Freebies 2 Deals is reporting 25 Free prints AND a Free photo calendar. Deal good through tomorrow so act quick! Remember, Christmas is coming!

25 Prints: enter FREE4X6 at checkout
Photo Calendar: enter FREE4U at checkout

 (And from what I understand, you will need to do this as two transactions.) 

**After spending an hour or so, the photo book is free but it looks like you have to pay for shipping. $5.99
Thank you, Freebies 2 Deals!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


You know those coupons that mysteriously print out at the register after you have completed a transaction? These are called catalinas. These are perhaps the most confusing types of coupons to use. I am still not an expert at using them. I think I have only effectively used them once. (here) Some catalinas are for a specific product (ex: save $2 on 5 boxes of General Mills cereal) and some are good to spend as store cash (ex: save $7.00 on your next Albertson's purchase).

Because I am not an expert at these, I will refer you to someone who is!

Fabulously Frugal: Catalinas

Diaper Deals 11/3

Smith's and Fred Meyer are running a good deal on diapers... For those of you with kids, head over to Fabulously Frugal to find out exactly how to get this deal. If you don't have a Saving Star account (I know I don't), it may not be quite as good of a deal but here you are. She takes you step by step and shows you two transactions to get the deal. You will be left with $8 in catalinas.  You can also create your own scenario using her information.

Fabulously Frugal Diaper Deal

Smart Clearance Shopping

My absolute favorite time to go shopping is right after a holiday. (I love home decor!) But browsing the clearance section is always a good place to start when saving money. Here is my "Stephanie-ology" on clearance shopping:

*Know where to look for clearance. Most stores have their clearance items in the back of the store. Other stores, such as Wal-Mart, have their clearance items spread out. Holiday discounts are usually located in the front as a major display or in the back of the store along an "obscure" wall. Or my favorite, Kohl's, has clearance spread through out the store towards the outside perimeter of the store. (Sadly, I have a clearance route I take anytime I go to Kohl's

*The longer you wait after a holiday or a price reduction, the deeper the discount. However, it will also be more picked over. For example, I want to start collecting earrings for the different holidays but I am unwilling to pay full price. The earrings I bought today were 50% today at Target. A few days from now they may be 75% off, but they may be gone as well. This was the last of this particular set so I picked them up.

*Look for holiday (or everyday) items that can be used with a coupon. My favorite are the Christmas patterned Ziplocks after Christmas. I also used my Kohl's coupons to buy 4 Halloween/Thanksgiving wall hangings for $4.64. (Kohl's already is putting their fall/Thanksgiving home decor on clearance!) Target and Shopko are good places to brows the clearance section to use coupons on top of reduced prices.

*Look for holiday items that can be used anytime of the year. Today I picked up Kleenex's and baking liners for less than a dollar a piece. I won't care that my muffins have a skull on them in the middle of February. :) (I also picked up some pet toys. My cat's won't care they are playing with a bat and freaky looking skull!)

Total: $11.24 compared to $22.58+

***Be careful when buying food items on clearance. Make sure to check expiration dates. When I don't buy Zaycon meat, I often look for the meat that is reduced due to a near expiration date and then freeze it.

Peanut Butter Deal on Amazon! HURRY!

Good morning! I have not even been awake for a half hour yet and I have already scored a good deal on peanut butter! Heard all the rumors about rising peanut prices? Well, they are true... except for this deal from Amazon. Head over to Freebies 2 Deals to see how to get this great offer! 15oz jars of peanut butter for under $2/jar!

Amazon Peanut Butter Deal

*You may cancel your Subscribe and Save at anytime, but by using it you get a discount AND free shipping! I just set my re-delivery date to 6 months with the intent to cancel long before if I don't need it or if it is too expensive!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For All You Harry Potter Fans has Harry Potter 7.2 (as we call it) for pre-order at the low price of $14.99! This is down from $16.99. And if the price drops before it is released, Amazon has a pre-order guarantee! It even includes a Digital Copy.

But wait! There's more! Pre-order it and receive $4 to spend in the Amazon Instant Video Store. (Castle Season 4 anyone?) It's "like paying" $10.99!!

Link to offer:

Save on Meat

I don't know if you have noticed, but meat prices have sky rocketed! Regular 80/20 hamburger up here is at least $3.28/lb in the stores. However, I just bought 97/3 hamburger for $2.98/lb. While you may think this is still expensive for hamburger, consider the difference in quality. I can brown a pound of Zaycon hamburger and not have to soak up any grease! And, did I mention it is the tastiest beef I have ever had? I also bought boneless, skinless chicken just a little while ago for $1.49/lb!

Zaycon sells their meat in bulk... which means you may need a meat buddy. I am pretty sure the chicken and hamburger come in 40lb cases and the bacon comes in a 30 lb case. (Their bacon is not the best, rock bottom price out there but it is SOOO GOOD! I am down to 6 pieces and can't wait until the next bacon event!) For those in college, newly weds, or thsoe with smaller families, ask around to see if anyone wants to go in on the deal with you. I have always been able to find someone to split it with.

Large case also means you need to dedicate some time to store it. Here is what I did last night. It is 20lbs of yummy beef browned and ready to go when I need it! (Well, 18lbs is shown. The other two are for meatloaf tonight!)

Logan, Centerville (closest to Bountiful), Salt Lake, and Orem along with other cities in UT are having their chicken event. Orders must be placed before Novemeber 8th. First come, first serve.

You must register to see prices and events. Please use the following link:

Cheap Cream of Chicken/Mushrooms Soup

Alright UT followers and those with a Smith's nearby. Don't miss this! (Exact same deal running at Fred Meyer in ID)

This is a stock up price! Even without coupons, 49cents/can is an awesome deal! However, you must purchase these in increments of 10. Combine with this $1/5 coupon from Campbell's! (Must click on coupon button and make sure your popups are disabled!) This makes them $.29/can! Don't miss out!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Coupon Reset

Did you know the first business day of the month is when most websites reset their coupons? Websites such as, and usually have higher value coupons that are only available for a short period of time. Today is the day to put your printer to work!

Remember you can print each coupon twice. Can't find it after printing it once? Try looking on the last page of coupons. Often times the high demand coupons will reset to the back page. This page also tells you when you've reached your print limit of a specified coupon!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Milk and Cheese Coupons

I never leave the house without my milk and cheese coupons! These can be found on The milk and cheese coupons are only valid in UT and ID. These coupons can be printed twice per month from each computer. We have two computers that we print from so I receive 4 milk coupons in a month. (I usually print two at the beginning of the month and two at the middle of the month as they are good for two weeks after printing.) Got a computer at work that you are allowed to print from? :)

Think of the savings of just the milk coupon. If the coupon is posted on every month (which so far they have been) and you are able to print 4/month... 4 x .75 = $3/month x 12 months = $36 in savings!

PS-Look for sales on cheese to use this coupon. I have also found Winco's Medium Cheddar Cheese is the best everyday price. I am not 100% sure, but I think you can buy a lb on one type and a lb of another. I would ask an employee or cashier to be sure.

Target Deals

I do not shop at Target regularly because I do not live close enough to one to make it worth the trip. (My husband drives by it every day so maybe some day I will send him to the store with coupons!) However, I know that many of you do live near a Target so here you all go! The nice thing about Target is that you can stack a Target coupon with a manufactures coupon. I think Fabulously Frugal does a good job at showing how to use both coupons. If you do have questions, just let me know.

Target Deals week of 10/30

Red stars means to stock up because it is a really good price. Black stars mean it is a good deal, but not necessarily the best.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners: A Must Have

I must insist that you at least give these liners a try. I hardly use my crockpot without them anymore since they are so cheap at Walmart. They are everyday priced at $1.88 for 5 liners. With that coupon, it is $.18 per meal to save you from washing a drity, grimy crockpot.

Find the coupon here.

This coupon is frequently posted so make sure you check the coupon database before heading to the store!

40 FREE Photos!

For those of you with photos to print, head on over to Walgreen's website to get 40 FREE prints! This is only good throug 11/1/11 so what are you waiting for?!  Enter the code DRUGSTORE40 at checkout.

(From my email confirmation)

Quantity              ItemTotal  
40  4x6 print(s)   $7.60  
40  glossy finish   $0.00  
Item Total  $7.60  
Coupon Code(DRUGSTORE40)  -$7.60  
Subtotal  $0.00  
Tax*  $0.00  
Total  $0.00

**Make sure you choose free in-store pick up.**

Thank you, Hip2Save

My Doubles List 10/31 *UPDATED

This is roughly what my shopping trip is going to look like tomorrow. I understand that not everyone who reads this blog receives doublers... but I'll try to point out the good deals without them, too.

I am going to be taking my doublers to Walmart this week. I the Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup is the only thing at Albertson's that I would look at getting, but I can get a better deal at Walmart because of the special deal going on at Fred Meyer. I have 15 doublers so I will list how I am using each one.

Walmart Double's List:

1-4. Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup.
I am going to Price Match (PM) Fred Meyer's deal from their ad. They have them on sale for $.99 with a save $5 when you buy 10 items, which makes them $.49 a can. I will then use 4 $1/5 from and double them. If I did my math right, I will be paying $.19 $.09 a can!! Woot! (I think the cashier messed it up so I ended up paying a little more, but I can't complain!)

*Our Walmart has these on Roll Back to $.60. With the $1/5 coupon, it makes them 5 cans for $2. 
*Smith's in Utah has their Cream of Chicken Soup 10/$10. Using two coupons off the website, this makes them $.80/can. Not the best deal, but certainly cheaper than normal!

5-8. Dawn Dish Soap
Walgreens has Dawn 9.0oz on sale for $.99. Today's PG insert had $.50 coupon that I will double to get 4 9.0oz bottles of dish soap free!

*Without doubles, this is still 50% off! So snatch this at Walmart or Walgreens!
Other couponers beat me to this one! Darn. Oh well!

I used a doubler on $1/1 U Kotex (check online database) for their small pack of liners; $1.24. So I made +$.66
I also bought 2 boxes of muffin mix. They weren't a great price ($1.50/box after coupons), but I have been craving a good lemon poppy seed muffin!

9-10. Bar S Hotdogs

$.89/pkg. I ended up paying $.53 for 4 pkgs.

*I am not sure what the actual price on this is going to be, but I know Walmart has Bar S for the lowest price. So, that is the place to use your $.75/2 coupon. It would make 4 pkgs about $2. This coupon was found in last week's inserts.

11. $1/10 Yoplait Yogurt
Yoplait is $.50/cup compared to $.70 at FM or Albies. With a double, I will be paying $.30 a cup, or 10 for $3. This coupon was in the paper a few weeks ago (will look up later) and also on

*$1/10 is a high value coupon without a double! You just have to know where to go to get the best regualr price to make it "worth more."

12. Bic Pens
"like" Bic on FB and get a $1/1 coupon. Bic Crystal Pens 10pk is $.97 at Walmart. Yes, that means with a double Walmart will be paying me $1.03 to take these pens home. ;)

I actually got a white out pen because already have a ton of pens at home!  It was $1.68, $.68 w/coupon, +$.32 with doubler

*Good deal with overage without double

13. Pam Cooking Spray
Not sure of price, but I need some so I might as well double the $.50 off coupon I printed out last month before it expires!

$1.44 after doubler

14.-15. Unknown?!?
I haven't assigned coupons to these doublers yet. I usually have a few coupons tucked in the front pocket of my binder that I will compare prices when I get there. I always have my $1 off Crest toothpaste coupons tucked in there to double because they make for less than $.50 tubes of toothpaste if nothing else! (And they are great to donate!)  Things in my pocket today: IAMS cat food, Always Infinity (can usually get below $2/box!), New Land 'O Lakes quick ham rolls coupon (found today, want to price out)

**I actually didn't use these two!**

Other Coupons to Use at Walmart:
$8/2 Covergirl (I really don't need any more make up so if you are the first to comment on this post, I will send you free cover girl face make up!  Bonus: Let me know what you want before tomorrow!)
$1/1 UP2U gum x3. Reg $1.48 $1.28
Free Dr. Pepper Coupon from SS 10/9 (Thank, mom for the coupons!)
$2 off ANY tide, including trial size. I will try this at Walmart! (Found at bottom of post) Good for a $1.03 money maker!  Why this may not work for you.

Today's total before normal grocery shopping:

Total: $15.42
Amount Saved: $51.60

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Walmart Under $1 10/29/11

Fabulously Frugal's Top Ten Deals Under a Dollar at Walmart.

I am excited for the free pens and to use my last $8/2 Cover Girl coupon!

Coupon Lingo

SS? P&G? RP? BOGO? What does that all mean? Let me tell you!

The following is a deal listed on  Fabulously Frugal's website:
Dr. Pepper Ten $1.69
Free Dr. Pepper Ten 10/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 11/21/2011)
Final price: FREE! (source)
They have listed the date the insert came out, the insert it came from, and the coupon's expiration date. Most websites will do this for you to make it easy!

List of inserts:
General Mills (GM)
Proctor and Gamble (P&G or PG)
Red Plum (RP)
Smart Source (SS)

Deal abbreviations.:
Buy one, get one (BOGO)
Buy one, get one (B1G1)
Buy x, get x ex:(B2G1)
Dollar off / # of product ($3/2, $1/1)

Other terms:
Catalina: Coupon printed from machine at register based on purchase. Good for future purchase. (Sometimes these are store specific.)
UP Rewards: Rite Aid's reward program. Spends like cash on next Rite Aid purchase
Register Rewards: Walgreen's reward program. Spends like cash on next Walgreen's purchase.
Instant Rebate: Rebate is deducted at time of purchase.
Mail-in Rebate: Customer must submit rebate form. (or electronically where applicable)

For a more in depth look at coupon lingo and for others not listed here:

Price Matching

You've looked through all of your ads for the week and you are getting overwhelmed at the number of stores you have to visit to get all of your good deals. For those who are all for the "one-stop-shopping" shoppers, Walmart and Shopko will price match other stores with their ad.

There are few restrictions to price matching so make sure to check out these policies.

Walmart's price matching policy.
Shopko's price matching policy.

For example, at Walmart you can price match "Buy one at $2.99 get one 50% off", but you cannot price match "Buy one get one 50%off" without a specified price.

A price matching scenario I did was for Past Roni. It was $.79 a box at Fred Meyer. I had already planned my trip to Walmart and didn't want to run to Freddies. Walmart is pretty good about the customer saying "Product X is on sale at store A." The cashiers are supposed to have a copy of competitors ads at the register, but they don't always. Thus, I usually carry a copy of the ads. Anyway, so I showed my ad to the cashier and I got FM's price at Walmart. Then, I was able to use my coupons there.

Any questions about price matching, please leave a comment!

Please feel free to list others in the comments. I will research them, find the links, and repost.

Places that price match appliances:
RC Willey

The Almighty Coupon Binder

Organization is essential in couponing! I used to have all of my coupons just tucked in a pocket-folder-thingy and had them sorted by month. When I was only getting one paper, this worked ok but I often found I would overlook coupons I had had for several months and forgot about.

My new coupon binder was assembled at the beginning of this month. It is just a 3 ring binder with pocket inserts. I sorted all of my coupons on the floor and typed up what categories they fell under and then made a few extra labels for coupons I didn't have, but sometimes receive. Amazon has a good deal on coupon sleeves! But you need to hurry! You never know how long their prices will last!

When I put my coupons in my binder, I am a little OCD about their order. Most people put them in order of expiration date. I put them in order of best value (for like products) for the products I am most likely to use, by expiration date. EX: Yoplait has several coupons out right now. $1/10, $.40/6, and $.50/8. I am most likely to use the $1/10 coupons first so I put all of those in order of expiraction date, then the $.40/6 by expiration, and so on. 

I try and take my coupon binder to the store with me every time I go. Sometimes I regret not taking it. Like today... when Trident gum was on clearance at Target and I left my coupon binder in the car. It may have been a good thing, though. I have 4 packs of gum at home already!

When I plan a shopping trip, I clip all of those coupons together and put them in a front pocket in my binder by store. I haven't made a label for my stores yet, but it is in the works. That way, I know I will be using coupon "X" at store "A" later on in the week so I don't accidentally use it somewhere else or misplace it!

Other things I keep in my coupon binder:

*Store ads when I want to price match at Wal-Mart.
*Pair of scissors.
*Lined paper so I can write out my shopping trips.

Albertson's 10/31-1/2

This is the most comprehensive Alberston's list that I have found thus far for this week. When I find more that I find helpful, I will edit this post with links to them. The deals that have a red star next to them mean they are a really good deal.

Fabulously Frugal Double Deals:
The Krazy Coupon Lady's Double Deals:

If I wasn't trying so hard to be good, I would be stocking up on Oreo's right now!! I probably will be going for the Campbell's soup, too! (Unfortunately, I will probably not get these because I wou't make it to the store until Monday and they usually sell out on Sunday with the amazing deals. More to post on that later.)

Shopping at Albertson's

For those that live with an Albertson's near, they often put out Twice the Value coupons. These are also called "doublers." Essentially, they double your coupon up to $1.00. (So any coupon $1.01+ cannot be doubled.) I signed up for the five Sunday Newspaper Deal, suggested by Fabulessly Frugal, because of these coupons. In one week, I can save up to $15 extra dollars on top of my coupons. (3 doublers x 5 papers) Assuming I use 15 $1 coupons, that is a savings of $30 in one week! Awesome, huh?

Using these at Albertson's takes some practice. The company policy is that you can use 3 doublers in one transaction, but you can do 3 transactions in a row before you are required to get back in line. You can repeat this as many times as you have coupons for! :) Or, the Walmart on Overland and Fairview in Boise will honor these doublers. (Apparently this is a regional decision, not a company wide policy.) They will allow you to use as many doublers as you would like in one transaction. Typically, I can find better deals and get more overage with my coupons at Walmart. However...

I try to make it a point to use at least some of my doublers at Albertson's. Fabulously Frugal made a great point about The Hand that Feeds You found here. Your choice. Up to you. As for me and my money, we shop at both! :)

Check the store that replaced Albies, Market Fresh, (I think.) They tend to run similar deals. While they lack the doublers, they often have great deals as well that you can use your coupons with!

Coupon Database

If there is a specific product I need that I know there are sometimes I coupon for, I always check the online printable database. I have found many obscure product coupons on here. My favorite is the first on the list. I think it is the most user friendly. I always come here to see if there are Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners! (Best deal at Walmart!)

Another place to look while shopping at retail stores and restaurants:
*I have found that sometimes it is easier to Google "Office Depot coupons" and then find the Retail Me Not link. Just FYI.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Candy

From The Krazy Coupon Lady

Get the "Good Stuff" Halloween candy! Walgreens has candy on sale for $.49 after coupons through tomorrow. Follow the link above. *Note: Walgreens usually has an ad in the store that you can take the coupons from. The other coupons are located online at and can be printed twice from your computer.

Plan for this Blog

My name is Stephanie and I am addicted to coupons. I love waking up Sunday morning to my five papers packed with money saving coupons. However, if I was left to myself to figure out how to best use them to my advantage, I would fail miserably. I have a few websites that help me out along the way. I wish I could track these people down and give them a hug. Ok, so that would be creepy, but so far they have saved me almost $400 in just a few months. I am excited to see my savings over the course of one year.

I subscribe to The Krazy Coupon Lady, Fabulously Frugal, and Freebies 2 Deals. There are many, many more sites like these out there as well. Perhaps if this blog is a success, I will look into following more. Anyway, I follow these on Google Reader and Facebook. I sometimes get overwhelmed with the large amount of deals that come through my newsfeed. I am hoping that I can pick out some of the best deals that I find and share them with you. Most of my posts will probably be a direct copy paste and/or link to their websites.

Couponing can be a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful when you first start out. The websites often use lingo that has to be learned. For example, if I wrote "Dove SS 10/30 BOGO", most of you would have no idea what that means. (It means the Dove product from the Smart Source insert on 10/30 is "Buy one, get one" in case you were wondering.) I hope over the next few posts I can teach you how to start saving money with little hassle!

Now, I will caution you with this: I may not always post the items you are looking for. They say one of the best ways to save money through couponing is by getting rid of brand allegiances. However, I am pretty dedicated to several brands and I coupon as such. There may be free Tide somewhere, but if I don't use it, I will skip over that deal. I will try to be a little more open minded while posting to this blog. However, I would check these sites (buttons with links found on the side) frequently and catch the deals I miss!

If you already coupon and want to help contribute to this blog, I would love the help! I am not always the best at being original and coming up with my own deals. If you have any questions or anything you would like me to address, please feel free to leave comments! Share this blog with your friends!

Happy Clipping!