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!





Rite Aid

21 06 2011

Here’s a few of the Rite Aid deals for the week of 6/19-6/25

+UP REWARD DEALS–

Colgate toothpaste (4.6 oz) or Max White (6 oz) on sale $2.99
Buy 1, Get $2.99 +UP Reward – limit 4
Use $1/1 from 6/5 SS insert or May All You  magazine
Pay $1.99, get $2.99 +UP
FREE + $1 overage after coupon and reward

St. Joseph enteric aspirin (36 ct) $1.50
Buy 1, Get $1.50 +UP Reward – limit 2
FREE after reward

Zantac (24-30 ct) on sale $7.99
Buy 1, Get $2 +UP Reward – limit 4
Use $5/1 Zantac coupon
Use $2/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon
Pay $.99, get $2 +UP
FREE + $1 overage after coupon and reward

Centrum Silver (110 ct) on sale $9.99
Buy 1, Get $3 +UP Reward – limit 4
Use $2/1 coupon from 5/15 RP or here or $5/2 coupon from 5/15 RP or here
Pay $14.98, Get (2) $3 +UPs
As low as $4.49 each after coupons and rewards

Nature Made vitamins and supplements on sale
Spend $20 on participating products, Get $10 +UP Reward – limit 1
Use various Nature Made coupons or from 6/5 SS insert
Use $1.50/1 Nature Made Fish Oil Rite Aid Video Values coupon
Final price will vary

Cortaid anti-itch lotion or spray (1-2 oz) on sale $4.99
Buy 1, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 4
Buy 3 participating products, Get free first aid kit via rebate
Use $3/1 coupon from 5/15 RP or $2/1 coupon here or here
Pay $1.99, Get $1 +UP
As low as $.99 after coupon and reward

Benadryl anti-itch mist, spray or gel on sale $4.99
Buy 1, get $1 +UP Reward – limit 4
Buy 3 participating products, Get free first aid kit via rebate
Use $2/1 coupon from 6/19 RP insert or $1/1 coupon from 5/15 RP insert or here, here or here
Pay $2.99, Get $1 +UP
$1.99 after coupon and reward

Tom’s of Maine toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant or twin pack bar soap on sale $3.49
Buy 1, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 3
Use $1/1 coupon from 6/19 insert
Pay $2.49, Get $1 +UP
$1.49 after coupon and reward

L’oreal Youth Code on sale as low as $21.99
Buy 1, Get $5 +UP Reward – limit 1
Use $3/1 Youth Code coupon here or here
Pay $18.99, Get $5 +UP Reward
$13.99 after coupon and reward

L’oreal cosmetics on sale BOGO 50% off
Spend $15 on participating products, Get $5 +UP Reward – limit 1
Use $1/1 L’oreal eye cosmetic coupon from 6/19 RP insert
Use $2/1 Magic Souffle or Studio Secrets coupon
Final price will vary

Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear and bronzers on sale BOGO 50% off
Spend $15 on participating products, get $5 +UP Reward – limit 4
Use $1/1 coupon from 3/20 SS, 4/17 SS, 5/22 SS or 6/12 SS insert
Use $2/1 Physician’s Formula bronzers Rite Aid Video Values coupon (May)
Look for Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primers with Try Me Free peelies

–Deal Scenario–
Buy Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primer (w/ peelie) $10.95
Buy Mineral Wear Correcting Concealer $4.48 after discount
Use (2) $1/1 coupons
Use full mail-in rebate for Correcting Primer
Pay $2.48, Get $5 +UP Reward
FREE + $2.52 overage after coupons, rebate and reward

Dial for Men body wash (16 oz) on sale $3.50
Buy 2, Get $2 +UP Reward – limit 3
Buy 2
Use (2) $1/1 Dial for Men coupon
Pay $5, Get $2 +UP Reward
$1.50 each after coupons and reward

Speed Stick antiperspirant/deodorant on sale $2.50
Buy 2, Get $1 +UP Reward
Buy 2
Use (2) .50/1 Speed Stick Stainguard coupon
Pay $4, Get $1 +UP
$1.50 after coupons and reward

Samy Fat Foam hair color on sale $8.99
Buy 1, Get $5 +UP Reward – limit 2
Use $3/1 Samy Fat Foam coupon
Pay $5.99, Get $5 +UP Reward
$.99 after coupon and reward

Revlon Colorsilk hair color on sale $3
Buy 2, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 4
Buy 2
Pay $6, Get $1 +UP
$2.50 each after reward

Ziploc bags (10-50 ct) or containers (3-4 ct) on sale $2.50
Buy 2, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 2
Buy 2
Use $1/2 Ziploc bags coupon or $1.50/2 Ziploc containers coupon from 5/15 SS insert
Pay $3.50, Get $1 +UP Reward
As low as $1.25 after coupon and reward

Lay’s potato chips (10-11 oz) or Kettle Cooked chips (8-9 oz) on sale $2.50
Buy 2, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 2
Buy 2
Pay $5, Get $1 +UP
$2 each after reward

Stride 2.0, Spark or Shift gum on sale $1
Buy 2, Get $1 +UP Reward – limit 2
Buy 4
Use $1/3 coupon from 5/15 SS insert
Use $.50/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon
Pay $2.50, Get (2) $1 +UPs
13 cents each after coupons and rewards

P&G Promotion: Buy $25 in participating P&G products, Get $5 UP Reward – limit 1

Crest 3D White (4 oz) on sale BOGO 50% off (2/$5.99)
Buy 2
Use (2) .75/1 coupon from 6/5 PG insert or $1/1 coupon from P&G Everyday Savings booklet
$1.99 each after coupons

Oral-B 3D White toothbrush on sale BOGO 50% off (2/$5.99)
Buy 2
Use (2) $1/1 coupons from P&G Everyday Savings booklet
$1.99 each after coupons

Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers on sale BOGO 50% off (2/$7.49)
Buy 2
Use $3/2 from 6/19 insert or $1/2 from 6/5 PG insert
As low as $2.24 each after coupon

Cover Girl lip and eye cosmetics on sale BOGO 50% off
Use $1/1 any Cover Girl coupon from 6/5 PG insert or P&G Everyday Savings booklet
Use $5/2 Cover Girl Nature Luxe coupon from 6/5 PG insert

Olay body wash or bar soap on sale BOGO 50% off
Olay body wash (12 oz) $5.99
Olay bar soap (2 pack) $3.49 or (6 pack) $8.49

Secret antiperspirant/deodorant on sale BOGO 50% off
Use $1/1 any Secret coupon from P&G Everyday Savings booklet
Use $1/1 Secret Clinical or Natural Minerals coupon from 6/5 PG insert
Use Free Secret body spray wyb two Secret Scent Expressions coupon from 6/5 PG insert

Venus shaving products or Satin Care shave gel on sale BOGO 50% off
Use $2/1 select Venus disposables or refillable razor from 6/19 RP insert
Use Free Satin Care shave gel wyb Venus disposables from 6/19 RP insert (max value $2.50)
Use $2/1 Venus cartridge refills from 6/19 RP insert

–SCR Deals–

Tugaboos mega pack diapers or Overnights on sale $9.99
Buy 1, Get $3 SCR – limit 1
Pay $9.99, Get $3 SCR
$6.99 after rebate ($.13 per diaper for size 4)

Excedrin (50 ct) on sale $4.99
Buy 1, Get $1 Single Check Rebate
Use $1/1 coupon here, here or here OR $.75/1 coupon from 6/5 SS insert
Use $1/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon
Pay $2.99, Get $1 SCR
$1.99 after coupons & rebate

Almay cosmetics on sale BOGO 50% off
Buy 1 eye & face makeup remover, Get $1 SCR – limit 6

–Deal Scenario–
Buy 2 Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads (80 ct)
Pay $7.75, Get (2) $1 SCR
$5.75 after rebates

–COUPON DEALS–

Purex laundry detergent (50 oz) on sale BOGO (2/$5.99)
Buy 2
$2.99 each or as low as 7.8 cents per load

Band-Aid brand children’s bandages (20-24 ct) on sale $2
Buy 3 participating products, Get free first aid kit via rebate
Use .50/1 coupon from 4/17 SS or 6/12 RP insert
Use $1/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon (May)
50 cents after coupon

Polident products on sale BOGO 50% off
Buy 2 Polident (40 ct) = $5.99
Use (2) $1/1 Polident coupons or from 5/15 RP insert
Use$1.50/1 Rite Aid Video Values coupon (May)
$1.25 each after coupons

Hawaiian Tropic sun care on sale BOGO (2/$9.99)
Buy 2
Use $1/1 coupon from 5/22 SS insert or May All You magazine
$4.49 each after coupon

All sunglasses on sale
Buy 2, Get $10 +UP Reward – limit 2

Gerber baby food or snacks on sale B3G1 (4/$7.40)

Kashi cereal and bars (6 ct) on sale $3
Use $1/1 Kashi coupon or $2/1 Kashi Recyclebank coupon
As low as $1 after coupon

Chock Full o’ Nuts coffee (11.3-13 oz) on sale $3
Use .55/1 Chock Full o’ Nuts coupon or .75/1 coupon from 5/22 SS insert

Lindt premium candy bar on sale $1.99
Use $1/1 Lindt Classic Recipe bar coupon from May All You magazine
$.99 after coupon

Ghirardelli premium candy bar on sale $1.99
Use .75/1 Ghirardelli Luxe coupon (if included)
$1.24 after coupon

M&Ms Pretzel candies (9.9 oz) on sale $2.99
Buy 2
Use (2) $1/1 coupons from 6/19 SS insert
Use $1/2 Rite Aid Video Values coupon (May)
$1.49 each after coupons





Poll: 6/20/11

20 06 2011