Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Swagbucks!!! Hurry....

Check my Swidget at the bottom right of my page for a code worth 4 Swagbucks!  Don't know when it expires, so hurry!

Video Help for Kroger Shopping

Just saw this video posted by Jenny @ SouthernSavers.com and it's got some good tips for the newbie and experienced couponer.  My favorite tip is using the reusable bags while shopping for the Mega Event deals (I hate recounting my items 20 times).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CVS: Free Hand Sanitizing Pen

Check out this post to register for a FREE hand sanitizing pen from CVS.  All you have to do is enter your CVS Extra Care # and your e-mail and the link for the coupon will be e-mailed to you.  This is a Twitter deal, so if you have a Twitter account, follow CVS so you can get notice of these special deals.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Made the Decision on the Mixer!

After a lot of talking to people (thanks to all of you) and reading more on-line reviews than I'm willing to admit, I have finally made my decision on what mixer to get.

I'm going with the KitchenAid Artisan mixer. What really made my decision was the $30 + $12 rebates (yep, you get the $30 rebate on the mixer and a $12 rebate if you don't want their free magazine) they put out just this week that goes until October. I has made up my mind to buy the cheaper selection of the KitchenAid Classic (smaller bowl, less power, and only comes in white) because I figured why spend an extra $100 just for a color and .5 quarts extra room? HOWEVER, the rebate(s) are not good on this model, so for an extra $20 I can get it all!  This is just a picture of the white one.....click on the link and you can view all the purtiful colors!!!
I still plan on waiting to see what happens with the prices on Amazon over the next couple months (if I can keep myself from buying it now) so I can earn up more Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks! Right now I have $30 left waiting in the wings......ah, could it possibly be that I get a FREE KitchenAid mixer just by searching the internet and taking surveys????

Not familiar with Swagbucks? See my post here about it- to date I have earned (13) $5 Amazon gift cards!  I LOOOOOOVVVEEE free moolah!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cellfire Coupons Added 7/13/10

Go HERE to load these coupons to your shopper's card for Kroger or any other participating Cellfire store or load them from my right sidebar.

Nature Valley Granola Bars Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Bars.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy TWO BOXES Betty Crocker® Fruit by the Foot®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit Roll-Ups® OR Fruit Roll-Ups® Fruit Stickerz® Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Bisquick® Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy 40 OZ. OR LARGER Original Bisquick® OR Bisquick Heart Smart® Baking Mix.

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor Betty Crocker® Box Supreme Brownie Mixes.

Multigrain Cheerios® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal.

Cocoa Puffs® cereal Save $.55
Save $0.55 when you buy any ONE BOX Cocoa Puffs® cereal

Golden Grahams® Save $.75
Save $0.75 when you buy ONE BOX Golden Grahams® cereal

Yoplait® Cups Save $.40
Save $0.40 when you buy SIX any variety Yoplait® Yogurt cups (Includes Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, OR Whips!®) OR any flavor Yoplait® Original OR Light Smoothie.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE any flavor Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Bowls OR Betty Crocker® Warm Delights® Minis Bowls.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy ONE BAG any flavor Nature Valley® Granola Nut Clusters.

Yoplait® Delights(tm) Save $1
Save $1.00 when you buy any flavor Yoplait® Delights Yogurt Multipack.

Nature Valley Granola Thins Save $.50
Save $0.50 when you buy ONE BOX any flavor/variety Nature Valley® Granola Thins

Free Amazon Prime Membership for 1 Year

I just read this post on CommonSenseWithMoney:

".....Amazon is offering a full year of Amazon Prime ($79 value) to college students. To get this freebie you will need a valid .edu e-mail address and specify college, year and major...."

For those of you in college or with kids in college, this is a GREAT freebie!  I am a graduate student alumni, so I still have my college e-mail account active and was able to take advantage of this.  The best thing is you don't need to set up a new Amazon account to take advantage of this.  I logged in with my standard e-mail/account and was just asked to put in my college e-mail address so they could send me a verification link.  The free PRIME membership is tied to my standard e-mail/account.

This is great to have in time for birthdays and Christmas ordering!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stand Mixer ?

I'm thinking about getting a stand mixer. It seems that the "one" to get is the KitchenAid stand mixer. Does anyone have any experience with a stand mixer and can offer feedback on what kind to buy (and not to buy) and their limitations? I'm thinking I'd mainly use it for the meat grinding attachments, making dough and pasta, etc.

Comments?? Suggestions???

Food Lion Clearance & My Trip

For those of you who like the Velveeta block cheese, the Food Lion on 419 had the Kraft version of this on clearance for $1.99. You can probably find some Kraft q's for this too.

As a side note...this Food Lion has been rennovated, but the aisles haven't been changed so you don't have to worry about learning a new layout. I am just loving this little old lady there named Bobbi.....she is the sweetest thing and LOVES people who use coupons.

Today I got:
1- Capri Sun $2.07
1- Planter's Flavor Grove peanuts $2.49 (kinda pricey, but I wanted to try these since I had a coupon)
4- Breyer's yogurt $.50/ea
2- Philly cream cheese spread tubs $2/ea
1- Best Life butter tub $.99/ea

After coupons:
$2 Capri Sun FLIP
$1/2 Philly booklet
$.40/2 Philly mailer
$1/4 Breyer's booklet
$1.50 Planters IP
$1/1 Best Life booklet

I paid $4.50 for it all. Heck, the cream cheese alone usually costs that much!

Walgreens Clearance Find

I found a great deal at the 419/221 Wags today. They had a 5 pack of stand-up acrylic frames with a bonus 20 sheet photo paper for just $1.29. These make such good Christmas gifts, especially when you put pics of the kids and let them decorate the frame for grandma!  Found these in the middle aisle end cap near the school supply row.

As a side note....they had PLENTY of the $0.19/ea 10-pk pencils there, so don't worry that they're out of stock on such a great buy this late in the week.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Walgreens - Cheap School Supplies

Apparently it's that time already for school supplies to be cheap/free.

This week Wags has the following for $.19/ea, no coupons needed:
  • 10 pk Penway yellow pencils
  • 5 pk Paper Mate mechanical pencils or 10 pk pens
Some of the other good deals there are:
  • Encore spices $0.50
  • Lindsay olives $0.99 w/ in-ad q (various $1/2 q's and IP's available)
  • Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor still on sale $9.89, get $5 RR (use $4 mq from 6/6 PG)
  • Colgate maxwhite/fresh toothpaste $2.99, $2 RR (use .75/1 mq from 6/27 SS or June All You) - you can also get the toothbrush for the same price (mq 6/27 SS, July All You)

Food Lion Deals 7/7-7/13

Here is the ad for my area. Seems like such a let down after all of the great deals from this past ad. Please post match-up's as you find them!

18 Count Mini Gems or 6 Count Donuts - $1.79
All Ice Cream Cakes or Cheesecakes - 1.00 Off
Artisan Breads - 2/$5.00
Cinnamon Pull-A-Part Rolls - 2/$5.00
Cole's Garlic Bread - 2/$4.00

Aquafina Flavor Splash or Lipton Tea - 2/$6.00
Coke Products - $.99
Crystal Light Drink Mix - 2/$5.00
Deer Park Spring Water - $3.99
Gatorade - 2/$4.00
Mott's Medleys - 2/$5.00
Pepsi or Diet Pepsi - 3/$10.00
Pepsi Products - 3/$9.00
Pepsi Products - 3/$9.00
Simply Juices - $2.99
Smart Option Orange Juice - $3.79

Post Cereals - Buy One Get One Free

Chef Boyardee Microwave and Canned Pasta - 10/$10.00
Libby's Canned Vegetables - 3/$2.00
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna - 2/$1.00

All Liquid Detergent - Buy One Get One Free
Clorox Bleach - 2/$3.00
Home 360 Bleach - $1.39

Bertolli Pasta Sauce - 2/$4.00
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad - Buy One Get One Free
Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - 3/$5.00
Hellmann's Mayonnaise - 2/$5.00
Pace Salsa - 2/$4.00

Bestlife Buttery Spread and Spray - $.99
Cool Whip Whipped Topping - 2/$2.00
Egg-Land's Best Large Eggs - 2/$4.00
Food Lion Premium Cheese - Buy One Get One Free
Nestle NesQuik - 10/$10.00
Yoplait Yogurt - 20/$10.00

Food Lion Fresh Deli Canadian Maple, Virginia, Honey or Black Forest Ham - $3.88 Lb.
Food Lion Fresh Deli Cooked Ham - $2.99 Lb.
Food Lion Fresh Deli Hot Pepper Cheese - $3.88 Lb.
Reser's Protein Salad - 2/$6.00
Rotisserie Style Chicken - $6.95
Wings or Dings - $3.99

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - 2/$5.00
Danon Crush Cups - 2/$4.00
Edy's Ice Cream - Buy One Get One Free
Food Lion Fries - 2/$4.00
Food Lion Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bars - 2/$5.00
Michelina's Dinners - 10/$10.00
Nestle Ready to Bake Cookies - 2/$5.00
Pepperidge Farm Cakes - Buy One Get One Free
Popsicle - 2/$6.00
Red Baron Pizza - Buy One Get One Free
Swanson Hungry-Man Dinners - 5/$10.00
Tony's Crispy Crust Pizza - 10/$10.00


***Get $5 off wyb $15 of Dove personal care products***

BC Powders - $3.99
Dial or Tone Soap - 2/$4.00
Dove Cream Oil Lotion - $6.99
Dove Hair Care Products - 2/$6.00
Dove Men's Body Wash - $3.99
Dove or Degree Ultra Deodorant - $3.50
Dove Soap - $5.99
Edge or Skintimate Shaving Gel - 2/$5.00
Healthy Accents Liners, Pads or Tampons - 2/$5.00
Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons - $2.99
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion - $2.99

Butcher's Brand 80% Ground Chuck Patties - $4.99
Food Lion Chicken Breasts - $6.99
Food Lion Deli Tubs - $2.79
Food Lion Raw or Peel & Eat Cooked Shrimp - Buy One Get One Free
Ground Chuck - $2.79 Lb.
Hillshire Farm Link Smoked Sausage - 2/$4.00
Holly Farms Chicken - $1.49 Lb.
Holly Farms Split Chicken Breast - $.97 Lb.
Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links - 2/$5.00
New York Strip Steaks - $7.99 Lb.
Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners - 2/$5.00
Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon - $3.99
Perdue Ground Chicken - $2.79
Quality Seatrout or Whiting Fillets - $4.99 Lb.
Smithfield Lunch Meats - 2/$5.00
Snow Crab Clusters - $4.99 Lb.
Tilapia Fillets - $2.99 Lb.
Top Round London Broil or Top Round Roast - $1.99 Lb.
Value Pack Chuck Eye Steak or Boneless Beef Country Style Ribs - $3.49 Lb.
Whole Pork Picnics - $1.29 Lb.

Clorox Wipes - 2/$4.00
Cottonelle Bath Tissue or Scott Bath Tissue - 2/$11.00
Sparkle Paper Towels - $4.99

Food Lion Pasta Cuts - $.90
Uncle Ben's Rice - $1.69

Kibbles 'n Bits Dog Food - $9.99

Bing Cherries - $1.99 Lb.
Cantaloupes - $1.99 Ea.
Clementines - $5.99
Grape Tomatoes - $1.99
Green Beans - $1.69 Lb.
Honeydew Melons - $2.99 Ea.
Watermelon Chunks - 2/$5.00
White Mushrooms - $1.99
White Potatoes - $2.99
Yellow or White Peaches - $.99 Lb.

Food Lion Potato Chips - 2/$5.00
Food Lion Tortilla - 2/$4.00
Keebler Town House Crackers - Buy One Get One Free
Lay's Potato Chips - 2/$6.00
Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks - 2/$5.00
Planter Flavor Grove Nuts - $2.49
Tostitos Tortilla Chips - Buy One Get One Free

Dove hair care products
Sale: $3/ea
Promo: Buy $15, get $5 off order
Coupons: $1/1 Dove hair care 6/27 RP
Deal: Buy (5) @ $3/ea = $15; Use (5) $1/1 MQ; Promo $5
Total: $5 (or $1/ea)

Best Life Buttery Spread or Spray
Sale: $.99
Coupons: $1/1 6/13 RP or store q found in Dairy book found in FL stores (has pic of cow on it)
Total: FREE as long as you present your MVP card AFTER items are rung up and coupons are taken off.

Planter's Flavor Grove nuts
Sale: $2.50/ea
Coupons: $1.50/1 IP from Facebook (today only, limited supply)
Total: $1/ea

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Food Lion Freebies and Cheapies 6/30-7/6

This week, there are some great deals at Food Lion.  Below are the two best promos:

Sweet Promo: Buy 5 participating items and get $5 off your order instantly (one per transaction)
  • Cool Whip $1 -free wyb 5 w/o coupons
    • $.20/2 SS 6/27 but you'll need to have something small in your order to cover the $.40 overage.
  • Breyer's Smooth and Dreamy bars & sandwiches $2.99
    • $1/1 IP's here - makes it $.99/ea wyb 5 and use 5 q's.
  • Smucker's Spoonable toppings (for ice cream, etc) 3/$5
    • $1/2 RP 5/16 or $1/2 tearpad- the tearpad q is at the 419 FL in the ice cream aisle on a middle row display
  • Birds Eye Deluxe Strawberries 10 oz. 3/$5
Kraft Promo: Buy 5 participating items and get $5 off your order instantly (one per transaction)

  • Kraft sandwich shop spread (found with the mayo) $2
    • $1/1 SS 6/13 - free after coupons and promo
  • Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, $2
    • $1.50/2 SS 6/20 
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Lunch Meats $2.50 
My best deals are:
Buy 5 sandwich shop mayo @ $2/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (5) $1/1 Kraft
= Everything FREE

Buy 4 Smucker's @ $1.66/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (2) $1/2 Smucker's
= $.13/ea

Buy 4 Breyer's @ $2.99/ea
Buy 1 Cool Whip @ $1
Use (4) $1/1 Breyer's
= $.79/ea