Lately. .

8 07 2011

You probably haven’t noticed but we haven’t been blogging much.. Why, you ask? Well, people just don’t seem that interested. It originally started as a tool to help out those who were so curious how THEY TOO could save major money on groceries ..but no one really coupons. My younger sister coupons a little but feels overwhelmed with it all, which I think may be the case for most people. What’s overwhelming to me is going to the grocery store and spending your entire food budget on minimal items. The other day I was behind a lady in line who bought normal grocery items that I’m sure you all buy (cereal, bread, juice, lunch meat, TP, etc..). She maaaaybe had 30 items and spent OVER $200. Uhhh… Today we went to Winco, of all places (generally can’t beat their produce prices) and spent $35 on a bunch of stuff. That’s a GOOD amount of food for $35 and only a few coupons. But I STILL felt weird spending that much on one transaction ..crazy, huh? Went to the farmer’s market today and picked up a pint of raspberries and a bunch of baby carrots for yummy candy glazed carrots!

Total groceries for the month = $60
pint of raspberries
bunch baby carrots
2 lb nectarines
3 lb bananas
bunch of spinach
1 lb tomatoes
5 lb potatoes
3 pounds onions
1 lb apples
2 lb flour
6 bagels
2 boxes of waffles
3 Challenge butter
1 Darigold sour cream
2 ranch dips
2 petite sirloins
1 lb flank steak (for Ryan’s jerky!)
big tub of shortening
4 packs blueberry muffin mix
tortilla chips
8 Kettle chips
6 boxes Rice Krispies
2 boxes Nutri-Grain bars
1 box Cinnabon bars
1 box fruit snacks (promised P!)
3 packs Oreos
2 packs Chips Ahoy
1 pack Fig Newtons
2 packs imitation crab (crab puffs, mmm!!)
1 pack wontons
1 jar Nutella (wow, I can’t believe I paid $4+ for a tiny jar..)

Non-food = $18

35 lb bag of GOOD dog food for Chuck, no store brand!
3 Proglide and Hydro razors
14 toothbrushes
1 toothpaste
17 John Frieda’s shampoo/condition
3 bags of Tide Stain Release
1 48 roll Charmin ULTRA (so soft!)
18 Ajax/comet stuff

I think that covers most of what we got yesterday and today. Spent less than $100 ..not bad, eh? Tried to keep busy (grocery shopping) today because tomorrow we find out the sex of our baby! WOoOoOOHOo!

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This is what $19.63 gets you if you coupon!

26 06 2011

Jessica and I took our couponing to another level ..we went shopping in the MORNING! It’s about the same as shopping at night but THEY HAVE EVERYTHING WE WANT! That’s pretty amazing if you’re familiar with the empty shelves that are seemingly more common these days – especially in Milwaukie, we have a smaller Albertson’s!

I ended up doing 10 transactions, but it wasn’t busy so we were able to do them virtually back to back with only one or two people going ahead of us! Remember, ALWAYS LET PEOPLE WITH NO COUPONS (you’ll know who they are, you recognize the sales!) GO AHEAD OF YOU. Makes for nicer cashiers and nicer looks. I will break down my transactions ..they’re pretty easy, similar items.

TRANSACTION 1
3 Tombstone pizzas
2 Dreyer’s Fruit bars
3 Seattle’s Best Coffee iced lattes
Total: $11.33 PLUS a $5 CAT that I will roll !

TRANSACTION 2
3 Jamba Juice smoothies – strawberry banana
Total: $1.50

TRANSACTION 3
3 Jamba Juice smoothies – mango ..uhh yum
Total: $1.50

TRANSACTION 4
3 Jamba Juice smoothies – razzmataz (blue/straw/raspberry)
Total: $1.50

TRANSACTION 5
2 Danimals crush cups
2 Danimals go-gurts
1 gal milk
1 pack of Oreos
Total: $1 (used $5 CAT since I didn’t bring backup coupons, rookie mistake 😦

TRANSACTION 6
7 Vitamin waters
3 Smart waters
5 Powerades
Total: $1.40 (dang OR deposit! – would have been $.65!)

TRANSACTION 7
7 Vitamin waters
3 Smart waters
5 Powerades
Total: $1.40

TRANSACTION 8
10 Smart waters
5 Powerades
Total: FREE

TRANSACTION 9
6 Ajax dish soap
Total: FREE

TRANSACTION 10
4 Athenos greek yogurt
2 Ajax dish soap
Total: FREE

So there you have it .. questions, just ask. These aren’t very complicated transactions 🙂





JD’s Albertson’s Doubler Trip List!

25 06 2011

I am getting a few things that TJ is getting so I won’t repost those things!

But I am also getting ajax dish soap for free!! Here’s how–

Save $1 on any TWO Dynamo, Ajax, Fab or Niagara products (I’m sorry but I have no idea what insert this is from, I bought them off of eBay!)

With Albertsons doubles I can get any bottle of ajax that is under $2 for FREE!!!

I am also going to do the yogurt deal like TJ is

Danimals Crush Cup 4pk or Danimals Drinkables or Coolision or Dan-o-nino, 6pk  $2
Buy 4, Save $4 on Milk Instantly

Buy 4 ($8)
Buy 1 Gallon of milk
Save $4 on Milk Instantly (-$4)
Use (4) $1/1 Dannon Danimals Product 6/5 SS Insert
or (4) $1/1 Dannon Dan-o-nino Dairy Snacks 6/5 SS Insert
Use (3) Albertsons doubles (-$3)
$1 after coupons & doubles + FREE Milk

but I also have a Save $1 when you buy 1 package of Nabisco cookies (40z-26oz) AND one gallon of milk (this coupon was in Albertsons). Oreo’s are on sale this week for $1.99 so they will be $.99 cents after this coupon!

*So all in all I have about 9-10 transactions to do! If you aren’t familiar with Albertson’s doubles policy, you can use 3 doubles in one transaction, and do 3 transactions in a row. So I plan on doing my 3 transactions, putting my stuff in the car and going back for more! I just want to point out it’s not like the show AT ALL! Doing that many transactions may feel like a lot of work, but hello, it’s free stuff- stuff that I would have to purchase anyways!*





TJ’s Alberson’s Doubler Trip List!

25 06 2011

These are the double deals I’m going for at Albertsons this week!

 

BUY 5, get $5 CAT

(3) Tombstone Original Pizza
USE (3) $1/1 from Pabst
USE (3) doublers
+ 2 Dreyer’s Fruit Bars (no coupons, but I want them!)
Pay $11.33, get $5 CAT
Final Price:  $1.27 each

 

 

VITAMIN WATER
SMART WATER
Buy 10, get 5 free Powerade
There are many scenarios you can do if you have the coupons! These are my faves.

Scenario 1
Buy 10 Smart Waters
Use (10) $.75/1 tearpads popping up all over!
Use (3) doublers
Final Price: $.25 for 10 Smart Waters AND 5 FREE Powerades!
OR $.02 each!

 

Scenario 2
Buy 7 Vitamin Waters
3 Smart Waters
Use (7) $.55/1 Vitamin Water
Use (3) $.75/1 Smart Water
Use (3) doublers
Final Price: $1.65 for 7 Vita waters, 3 Smart waters and 5 Powerades
OR $.11 EACH

 

 

Danimals Crush Cup 4pk or Danimals Drinkables or Coolision or Dan-o-nino, 6pk  $2
Buy 4, Save $4 on Milk Instantly

Buy 4 ($8)
Buy 1 Gallon of milk
Save $4 on Milk Instantly (-$4)
Use (4) $1/1 Dannon Danimals Product 6/5 SS Insert
or (4) $1/1 Dannon Dan-o-nino Dairy Snacks 6/5 SS Insert
Use (3) Albertsons doubles (-$3)
$1 after coupons & doubles + FREE Milk

Jamba Juice Smoothies $2.50
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/22 SS Insert
Use Albertsons double (-$1)
$.50 after coupon & double

Athenos Yogurt $1

Double $1/2  $1/2 Athenos Greek Yogurt printable coupon
Final Price FREE


Oxi Clean Original In-Wash Booster or Pre-Treater $3.34-$3.59

Use $3/2 any Oxi-clean (5/1 SS I think!)
Final Price as low as $1.34

Resolve Pre-Wash Treatments $2.29
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/5 SS Insert, $.75/1 coupon from 6/26 SS Insert or $1/1 coupon
Use Albertsons double (-$1)
$.29 after coupon & double

 

BUY 10 (mix n match) get $5 off instantly ( that’s the seond price!)
Finish Quantum $2.99/$2.49 10 ct
Use $1/1 Finish Quantum Automatic Dishwasher Detergent or $1/1 Finish Quantum Dishwasher Detergent
Final Price $.49 after double

Hefty Foam Plates and Bowls $1.99/$1.49
Double $1/2 Hefty Plates or Cups
Final Price: 50 cents each

 






Albertsons 6/15-6/21

21 06 2011

Here are a few of the highlights of the deals at Albertsons this week. 6/15-6/21


Fresh Cantaloupe $.48/lb

Albertsons Split Chicken Breasts $.99/lb

St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs $2.99/lb

Carrots (1lb bag) $.89

Fresh Celery $.89/lb

USE IN-AD COUPON (items in green)
KC Masterpeice BBQ Sauce
 (18 oz) $.99 

Use $1/1 coupon from 5/15 SS insert
FREE after coupons

Bar-S Franks $.99 
Use $1/2 coupon from 5/22 RP insert
$.49 after coupons

International Delight Coffee Creamer (16 oz) $1.50 
Must buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon from 4/10 SS insert or $.55/1 coupon
As low as $.95 after coupons when you buy 2

Land o Lakes Fresh Buttery Spread $1.50 
Must buy 2
Use $.55/1 coupon
$.95 after coupons when you buy 2

Starbucks Coffee (11-12 oz) or Via Ready Brew (6-8ct) on sale $6.99 (limit 2)
Use $1/1 Starbucks Via Ready Brew or $1.50/1 coupon from 4/17 SS insert or $1.50/1 coupon 
As low as $4.99-$5.50 after coupons

General Mills Promotion: Get items for $1.75 each when you buy in sets of 5 (can mix & match).

Cheerios $1.75
Buy 5
Use $.50/1 coupon
or $1/2 coupon from 5/8 SS insert or $1/3 coupon from 5/22 SS insert
$1.25 after coupon when you buy in sets of 5

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal $1.75
Buy 5
Use: $1/3 coupon from 5/22 SS insert or $1/2 coupon from 6/19 SS insert
As low as $1.25 after coupon when you buy in sets of 5

Lucky Charms Cereal $1.75 
Buy 5
Use: $1/3 coupon from 5/22 SS insert or $1/2 coupon from 6/19 SS insert or
$.50/1 coupon
As low as $1.25 after coupon when you buy in sets of 5

Chex Mix Traditional $1.75
Buy 5
Use $.50/2 coupon from 6/12 SS insert or
$1/2 coupon from 5/1 SS insert
As low as $1.25 after coupon when you buy in sets of 5

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Poll: 6/20/11

20 06 2011