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Monday, August 23, 2010


The deals at Walgreens and Rite Aid are out of control this week!!! There are so many! I'm going to pick my favorites and post them, then I will do a follow up report after I get my shopping done this week.

Rite Aid

Cottonelle 12 pk Toilet Paper $6.49
-$5 SCR wyb $25 in Kimberly Clarke Products
-$5 off $25 Rite Aid online print coupon
-$1 off Cottonelle Rite Aid coupon
-$1 off Cottonelle July All You mag
-(4) .50/1 Cottonelle 8/15 or online print

Buy 4, use 4 of  the .50/1 coupons
+ the $5/$25 and $1 Rite Aid coupon.
You'll pay around $18.
Get back $10 in SCR rebates= around $2 each!

These items are FREE after SCR:

$1 +UP wyb 3 Pilot Pens @ $1
-$1 SCR wyb 3
-$1 off Pilot Pens online print= +$2

Tone Body Wash 18 oz $2.99
-$2 SCR wyb 1
-$1 off Tone Body Wash online print= FREE

Crest 3D Vivid Mouth Rinse or Toothpaste @ $2.99
-$2 SCR wyb 1
-$1 off Crest Toothpaste 4oz+ or liquid gel= FREE

Cramp 911  $6.99
-$6.99 SCR wyb 1= FREE

ArthArrest Topical Lotion $14.99
-$14.99 SCR wyb 1= FREE

Backaid 28ct $3.49
-$3.49 SCR wyb 1= FREE

Huggies Little Swimmers or Wipes Refills 184-216ct $6.99
$1 +UP wyb 1
-$2.50/3 Huggies Baby Wipes 64ct +
-$.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes

$1 +UP wyb 5 Cadbury, Hershey's XL or Theatre Size Candy @ $1= .80 ea

Rite Aid Dishwashing Liquid, Drain Opener, Bowl Cleaner or Tablets, or Glass Cleaner B1G1

John Frieda Hair Care $5
-$5 SCR wyb 3
-$3 off Root Awakening (buy 3, use 3 coupons= .33 each!)

Pentel Wow Pens $1.33
-$2 SCR wyb 3= .66 ea

$1 +UP wyb Royal Gelatin Dessert @ .25 ea= all FREE

$2 +UP wyb Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull Ups or Goodnites @ $8.99
-$2 off Huggies, Pull Ups or Goodnites Rite Aid online coupon
-$2.50 off Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers online print= $2.49 ea
-$4/2 Huggies little movers or snugglers
-$1.50 off Huggies Diapers

$2 +UP wyb Listerine Mouthwash 500 ml @ $3.99 
-$1 off listerine mouthwash= .99

$1 +UP wyb Malt O Meal Cereal @ $1.50
-$1/2 Malt o Meal online print= .50!

$2 +UP wyb Flintstones or Jolly Rancher Kids multivitamins @ $7.99
-$2 off Flintstones multivitamin= $3.99


$5 RR wyb 2 Zyrtec or Benadryl products @ $18.99 ea
-$4 off Zyrtec Liquid Gels (if included) online print
-$1 off Benadryl product= $1.49 wyb Benadryl Allergy Relief @ $4.99

$2 RR wyb 2 Kellogg's Cereal or Pop Tarts 8pk $2.50 ea
-$1/2 Kellogg's select cereals
-$1.25/3 Kellogg's kids cereals
-$1/2 Poptarts

$2 RR wyb Crest Pro health Clinical Toothpaste or Glide Floss @ $3.99 ea
-$1 off Glide Floss= .99
-$1 off Crest toothpaste 4oz +

$4 RR wyb 3 participating products $3 ea:
Crest 3D White or Vivid White Toothpaste 4.1-5.8oz
-$1 off Crest toothpaste 4oz+
Crest 3D Rinse 8oz
Oral B Advantage White Toothbrush
-$.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar Cross Action Advantage toothbrushes
B1G1 Oral B toothbrushes
Deal Idea:
1 Crest Toothpaste $3
2 Oral B Toothbrushes $3 ea
-$1 off Crest Toothpaste
B1G1 Oral B Toothbrush
-.75/1 Oral B Toothbrush
Pay $4.25
Get Back $4 RR= .08 ea!!!

Scotch Transparent Tape 1/2 in x 450 in .39 w/in-ad coupon
-$1/3 Scotch Magic Tape (if included)= .06 ea!!!

Penway 2 Pocket Folder .20 w/in-ad coupon

Penway Carry All Pouch .99

Listerine Zero, Original or FreshBurst Mouthwash 500 ml, Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss 30 yd or Reach Advanced Design Toothbrush 2pk $1.99 w/in-ad coupon
-$2 off Listerine Zero online print= FREE
-$1 off Reach Floss or Toothbrush online print
B1G1 Reach adult toothbrush

Bubble Knee Highs .25 w/in-ad coupon


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Park City

The kids and I ran up to Park City with a good girlfriend of mine today. We splurged on lunch at Wendy's and then hit the Tangers' Outlets. I found amazing deals, as usual, at the Old Navy outlet. They always have great clearance items for kids. If you can resonably assume what size they will be next summer, it's a pretty safe bet. We're talking super cute tops and shorts for $3 or less each!
I also found great deals for tops for my hubby and I at the Addidas outlet and American Eagle. 
I just love getting name brand clothing at thrift store prices!!!
Well worth the trip as long as you plan on doing lots of shopping!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Magazine Exchange

Here's an excellent and fun recycling idea:
If you subscribe to any magazines and want more, but don't want to pay for more, check with friends, family and neighbors. See who might have subscriptions to publications you're interested in, get a small, or large group together for donuts and juice and have everyone bring their recent magazines they've finished reading. 
Put them all together on the table and let each person choose as many new mags as they brought to share. This is a super fun way to get together and enjoy each other's company, while also recycling and scoring some new bathroom reading material!
*Idea* For every magazine brought, issue your guest a ticket to keep track of how many they're allowed to bring home. Those tickets can go into a raffle for which you've all donated $1. See who wins the pot!

Deal of the Day!

Macey's has their fabulous Singing the Song of Savings coupon booklet out right now! If you didn't get one in the mail, just ask for one at the customer service desk.
There are lots of great savings in there, but here are a few that you can combine with mfg coupons to really score!

Land O Frost 16oz lunch meat  $2.69
-$.50/1 Land o frost Macey's coupon
-$.50/1 Land o frost mfg coupon= $1.69

Mission Tortillas
-$.50/1 Mission tortillas Maceys coupon
-$.50/1 Mission mfg coupon

Cache Valley cheese
-$1.50 off 2lb Block or 32oz Shredded asst Cheeses
-$.55/1 any Cache Valley Cheese mfg coupon

One last idea for Macey's that I think is worthy to be a Deal of the Day!
Select General Mills Cereals $1.68 *wyb 10*
-$1/3 Any GM Cereals 
-$1/2 GM Cereals online print
-$.55/1 Cocoa Puffs online print
-$..55/1 Trix cereal online print
Makes it as low as $1.13 per box!

Ok, I found one more thing at Maceys...
There is a FREE Kids' Club magazine at the checkouts which has around 5 coupons in it. 
Here's a great deal:
Western Family Ice Cream  $1.98
-$.40/1 any Half Gallon asst Western Family Ice Cream= $1.58!

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Coupons!

Hurry to!!!
Now available:
-$1.50/2 Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and/or Corn Pops Cereals 10oz+
-$1.00/1 any Glade Room Spray 9.7 oz
-$.75/1 any Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
These will go fast!!!!
Use the Glade Carpet coupon at Walmart. It sells for approx $1.38. Makes for a great deal! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Sadness!!! I have totally not kept up on my restocking obligations! I was swept away with my landscaping projects and must admit that large portions of restock budget were spent on flowers, shrubs and supplies. I must beg forgiveness and now plan a serious restocking trip!!!

Here's my shopping list!
Buy Low Market:

(2) 1 lb. pkg's Strawberries $.98 ea

Boneless Beef Roast $1.98/lb

(4) Malt-O-Meal Giant size Cereals 40-50oz $1.98 ea

(2) TJ Farms Orange or Apple Juice frozen 12oz  $.88 ea

(6) Dunford Bakers Bread White or Wheat $.88 ea

(1) Don Julio Tortillas 8-10ct $.88 

California Yellow Nectarines 2lb/$.99

Valencia Oranges 3lb/$.99

 Western Family Complete Pancake Mix 56oz $2.99

 Kellogg's Cereal $.99 ea wyb 10, after mfg coupon & in-ad mail-in rebate


(2) Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Packaged Lunch Meat 7-9oz
-FREE Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Packaged Lunch Meat Smith's coupon

(1) Lays or Ruffles Potato Chips 8-12oz
FREE (1) Lays or Ruffles Potato Chips Smith's coupon

(5) bottles Powerade Zero
-$.60/3 32oz bottle Powerade Zero Smith's coupon

(1) Kroger Cottage Cheese 16oz $.88
-$.40/1 Kroger Cottage Cheese 16oz Smith's coupon

Fresh Market:

Honeydew Melon .33/lb

(1) Frigo cheese 12pk $2.59
-.50/1 Frigo Cheese 12pk 

(2) Doritos  B1G1

(4) Pict Sweet 14-16oz frozen  $.79 ea

Hunts Snack Pack Pudding Packs $.88
-$.30/2 Hunts Snack Pack Pudding Packs= $.73 ea


Leaf Lettuce $.89

Beef Sirloin Tip Roast $1.98/lb

(3) gal Milk  $1.67 ea

(10) Kellogg's Cereals $2.48
-$10 mail in Rebate   
-$1/2 Kellogg's cereals
-$1/1 Kellogg's cereals (Breakfast coupon pack)


Dannon Activia  $1.88
-$1/1 Dannon Activia 

Rite Aid:

General Mills Cereal Fiber One $1.99
-$.75/1 Fiber One online print 

Huggies Big Pack Diapers $19.99
-$2 off Huggies Diapers, Pull Ups or Goodnites Rite Aid coupon
-$3 off Snug & Dry Diapers online print= $14.99

$2 +UP Rewards wyb 4 Flavor Ice $1 ea


$3 RR wyb Dial Nutriskin Body Wash 16oz $3.99
-$1 off Dial Nutriskin online print= FREE

$5 RR wyb Benadryl Allergy, Cold or Sinus 20ct $4.49
-$1 off Benadryl products 8/08

Pilot v5 Precise Pens 2pk $1.99 ea
-$1.00 off Pilot V5 Precise Walgreens August coupon booklet
-$1 off Pilot Pens online print= FREE

(1 of each) Kotex or U by Kotex Tampons 18pk & Maxi Pads $3.50 ea
-$2 off Kotex U Feminine Care August Walgreen's coupon booklet
(2) -$1 off Kotex U 8/08 or online print= $1 Total

This will be an INSANE shopping day!!! I will definitely be looking for a babysitter. I wish I could do like lots of people do, and just price match everything at Walmart. I can with a few things, but with all of the gimmicks, like Register Rewards and such, I just wouldn't get as great of deals. This will be a good lesson in keeping up on my restocking!!! 



Saturday, August 7, 2010


Wow! Another benefit to shopping at Smiths, on top of the great gasoline discounts!
I received a coupon booklet from them in the mail today that was printed specially for me based on the purchases I regularly make. Since these are 'store' coupons, I will of course be using mfr coupons on top of them!
Here's what they sent:

Free (1) Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Package Lunch Meat 7-9oz

Free (1) Lays or Ruffles Potato Chips 8-12oz bag

$.40/1 Kroger Frozen Whippped Topping

$.40/1 Kroger Cottage Cheese 16oz

$.55/1 (1) Mission Branded Product

$1.00/2 Post Cereals

$1.00/4 Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni products

$1.00 (1) Stayfree product

$.75/1 Sara Lee Frozen Dessert

$1.00 (1) Kotex or U by Kotex product

$.60/3     32oz bottles of Powerade Zero

$.50/2 Kroger Shredded or Bar Cheese 8oz

$.50/2 Nissin Bowl Noodles Hot & Spicy

$.75/1 Stubb's BBQ Sauces or Marinades 

How super cool is that??? And I have additional mfr. coupons to use in conjunciton with about 75% of these!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ode to great finds!

There is a little store in a strip mall on 400 west in Provo called Honks. It's a dollar store and it has the most variety of products that I have ever seen in a dollar store EVER!!!!
Not just variety, but also quality and convenience, great service, etc. I only wish I had had more time to browse!!! I will definitely be going back!
I also hit Lowe's in Orem today for some gardening supplies. They have some fabulous clearance deals on plants!!! Both perrennials and annuals. This is a great time to fill your flower beds! Don't be scared off by the look of them. Give them some love, plant them in the evening, give them lots of water, and understand that, if they are perrennials, they may not reach their full beauty potential until next year. :) Also, at most post offices in Utah County there are change of address packets that contain 10% off coupons for Lowe's. 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Some Grocery Deals

Top Ten Deals at Macey's and Fresh Market:


Seedless Grapes  $.98/lb

Beef Cross Rib Pot Roast  $1.98/lb

Broccoli or Cauliflower  $.48/lb

Western Family Ice cream  $1.88

Western Family Pudding Cups 4pk  $.88

Post Cereals $1.88 w/purchase of 5 & in-ad coupon
-$1/2 any Post Kids' cereal
-$1.50 wyb 2 boxes Post Cereal & 1 gal milk

Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers 20-40ct $8.88
-Buy any One Pampers Diapers, RECEIVE any One Wipes 72ct or less FREE
-$1.50 any ONE Pampers Diapers or Pants

20 oz Sobe Lifewater or Original $.69

Kraft Handi Snacks Pudding 4pk $.88

La Victoria 16oz Jars Salsa $.98

Western Family 46oz "Real Fruit" Spreads $4.49

Okay, that was 11. :)

Fresh Market

Peaches or Nectarines  $.98/lb

80% Lean Ground Beef  $1.68/lb

1 Gal Milk  $1.79

Lunchables 5/$5 (limit 5, Thru Saturday only)

Don Julio Flour Tortillas 10in. 17.5oz pkg  5/$5 (limit 5, thru Saturday only)

Farm Bread 5/$5 (limit 5, thru Saturday only)

Nesquik 13.5oz Shake or 16oz Reg Milk chilled asst $.99
-$1/2 Nestle Nesquik products

Western Family 16oz Fat Free Refried Beans 16oz asst. $.69

Western Family 128oz Original Table Pancake Syrup or 7lb Buttermilk pancake Mix  $4.99

Western Family 15oz canned Specialty Beans $.59   


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A few things

I hit the Spanish Fork recycling bins Monday afternoon. It was a crazy coupon jackpot!!! I didn't take it all though, so get over there tomorrow and see what you can find! It seems that they empty them on Thursdays.

A couple of things on my mind:

1. It's not a great deal if you can't eat or preserve it before it goes to waste.

2. They just might be a reason that there is such a large quantity of item X available on clearance....

3. A new study suggests that 15 minutes of laughter a day increases blood flow and may lead to better cardiovascular health. In other words, just laugh off that bad purchase. :)


Monday, August 2, 2010

I love Walgreen's!!!

I wish I had my camera so I could give you a visual of my plunder! You'll just have to pull out those dusty imaginations! :)
They have crazy amazing deals on school stuff and Register Rewards this week! My church is doing a school supply drive and I totally took advantage of the 10 packs of #2 pencils for just $.09 each!!! Not only are they a fabulous deal, but they will also count as a donation on my taxes!
I was also super stoked about the Complete Multi Purpose contact solution! It was FREE with Register Rewards! The other super great find was a roll of Scotch Mounting Tape, regularly $6.99, on sale for just $1.79!!! What a great day! Between the steals at Walgreens and the amazing deals on fresh fruit at Walmart, this has been a fabulous morning for deals!!!
Here are a few of the other amazing deals available at Walgreen's this week. Remember, if you wait till the weekend, you might not get what you want!
$1 RR wyb Crayola Crayons 24 pk $1=

$7.99 RR wyb Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 12oz $7.99= FREE

$10 RR wyb Alive! Energy Multivitamins Men or Women 50ct $10 ea
-$1/1 Alive product online print coupon= FREE + overage!

$5 RR wyb Gillette Fusion Porglide razor $9.89
-$4 off Gillette Fusion razor 8/01= $.89

$5 RR wyb (2) Kellogg's Special K Protein bars 6pk or Shakes 4pk $5
-$1 off Kellogg's Special K shakes online print= $1.50 ea

$2 RR wyb (2) Kellogg's Cereals 12-18.2oz $2.50 ea
-$1/2  Kellogg's cereals online print coupon
-$1 off Kellogg's Cinnabon Cereal 6/27
-$1.50/3 Kellogg's cereals online print

Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 4-8oz B1G1 @ $1.99 ea
-$1 off Nabisco Crackerfuls Filled Crackers online print= FREE

Jell-O Reg or Sugar Free @ $.50 w/in-ad coupon
-$.50/1 Jello gelatin Kraft Food and Family mag, summer '10= FREE

Walgreens Pure Drinking Water 24pk 16.9oz $2.49 w/in-ad coupon

Crest 3D Whitestrips 28-56 pk $37.99-53.99
-$10 off w/in-ad coupon
-$10 off Crest 3D Whitestrips 8/01

Corner Office Pens 20pk or Mechanical Pencils 3pk $.79 ea

School Box $.59 w/in-ad coupon

Crayola Washable Markers Classic 8pk and super Tips 20 pk $3.00
-$3 Mail in Rebate (prints w/receipt)

Bayer aM, Back and Body or 500 mg 50ct, 325 mg 50 or 100 ct or 81 mg 60 or 120 ct  $4.99
-$3 off Bayer AM Aspirin 50ct august Walgreen's coupon booklet
-$2 off Bayer AM 8/01
use both= FREE

Visine Eye Drops .5oz $3.99
-$2 off w/in-ad coupon
-$3 off Visine Tired Eye Relief and Max Redness Relief online print
-$2 off Visine Max Redness Relief or Tired Eye relief 6/13

Walgreen's cold, Sinus or Allergy Relief B1G1 $5.99 

Printer Cartridge Refill Black or Color $9.99 ea w/in-ad coupon   

Walgreen's Heavy Duty Batteries AA or AAA 6pk $.99 ea w/in-ad coupon

Dawn dish liquid 10.3oz $.99 ea w/in-ad coupon
-$.20/1 Dawn product 8/01= $.79 ea


Penway #2 Pencils 10pk $.09

2 Pocket Folder w/prongs $.17 ea w/in-ad coupon

Paper Mate Color Highlighters 6pk $.19ea

Penway 1 subject Notebook 60 or 70 sheets $.29 ea

Corner Office Indez Cards 3x5 100pk  $.29 ea

Cap Erasers 15pk, Pink Erasers 2pk or Acco Paper Clips 100 pk $.29 ea w/in-ad coupon


Sunday, August 1, 2010

My Rite Aid Shopping List!

LA Looks Gel $1.99
-$.99 SCR wyb 1
-$1 off LA Looks product 20 or 26oz 5/23 or online print

Crest Pro Health Rinse 1 liter, 3D White Multicare Rinse 473 ml  $5
-$10 SCR wyb 4
-$2 off Crest Mouthwash 946 ml+ 8/01= $.50 ea

Rite Aid Dental Care Products B1G1
-$5 SCR wyb $15 worth of Oral Care products

Trident, Orbit or Trident White Gum B1G1
-$.50/1 Trident White Gum single pack online print (facebook)
-$1/2 Trident Single Pack Gum online print (facebook)

$1.50 +UP Rewards wyb Crest TP 4oz $2.49
-$1 off Crest Toothpaste 4oz + or liquid gel 8/01= FREE

$2 +UP wyb Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Easy Ups $8.99
-$2 SCR wyb 1
-FREE  Pampers Wipes 72ct wyb Diapers 8/01= buy Diapers and Wipes, makes it $1.74 ea!
-$1.50 Pampers Diapers 8/01

$2 +UP wyb Johnsons Baby Care 14-15oz or Desitin 2oz @ $3.99
-$1 off J & J products (multiple online print coupons available for different J & J baby care items)= $.99 ea

$2 +UP wyb (3) Profoot Miracle or Triad Insoles, Pump Pouches, Flex-Tastic or Heel Rescue $5
-$10 SCR wyb 3= $1 each

$1 +UP wyb (2) Aussie Shampoo, conditoner or Stylers $2.50
-$FREE Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler  wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie product up to $3.23 8/01= $.75 ea

$2 +UP wyb (2) Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or stylers $2.50
-FREE Herbal Essence or Aussie Styler wyb Herbal Essence or Aussie product up to $3.23 8/01= $.25 ea!!

Mead Composition Notebook 100 ct or Papermate Write Bros. Pens 10 pack B1G3 

New Coupons!

Be sure to check out today for all of the new August printable coupons! The best ones will go quickly, so get on it!

Also, I don't have time to type up all of the specifics here, but I strongly encourage you to visit Office Depot for all of their current SUPER AMAZING back to school deals going on this week!!!