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.

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 !

3 Jamba Juice smoothies – strawberry banana
Total: $1.50

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

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

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 ūüė¶

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

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

10 Smart waters
5 Powerades
Total: FREE

6 Ajax dish soap
Total: FREE

4 Athenos greek yogurt
2 Ajax dish soap
Total: FREE

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


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



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


Saving Runs in the Family!!

24 06 2011

So Ryan’s niece and nephew are over today and he asked what they wanted to do .. They said they wanted to coupon! How happy was I? Well, very because I have TONS of coupons that need a’clippin! Payton wasn’t as stoked when I asked him if he wanted to clip coupons until he saw how excited J and K were!¬†

As you can see, they are surrounded by my latest deals! $.33 cent Pantene, $.80 Lysol wipes !

P was in the picture but he decided he would rather help out Ryan with the grill!

Update to Fred Meyer Pantene deal!

24 06 2011

Read original post here

I went to FM today to try out the Pantene deal and it worked perfectly! Gotta love when that happens!

Transaction #1

2 pantene hair products- used 3/$10 store coupon + $3/2 manufactorer coupon

Total oop was $3.67 + a $3 cat printed out

Transaction #2

2 pantene products used same coupons + $3 cat= $.67 oop and another $3cat printed out!! Woohoo I just love when we can roll catalinas! =)

I don’t really know how FM feels about us doing multiple transactions in a row, so I am just doing one transaction, going back for more product, then doing another transaction and so on!

Happy Savings!

Giveaway !! Everyone loves free coupons!!

23 06 2011

I realized we have an abundance of 6/19 SS inserts! So I decided to do a little giveaway.

Here’s how to enter:

1) Email me ( OR COMMENT ON A POST telling us what you love most about our blog, so far!
2) What you would like to know more of or what we can add to the page!
3) SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG (its on the first page, right side)
:::Do all of these to enter:::

Winner will be chosen Sunday night – you will win . .
Five 6/19 SmartSource inserts! They’re from Portland so might make a nice addition to your Seattle ones!
Five Albertson’s SUMMER coupon books!

My Stockpile!

23 06 2011

I’m sure some of you wonder what kind of stuff we buy and what we do with all of it! Well, basically we save half and give away another half. How many times have you been to our place and left with shampoo, a sweet razor or several boxes of cereal? I LOVE giving stuff to people. Secretly, I want them to catch the ‘saving money’ bug. We have a certain hard, iron-working friend who RARELY looks at a price tag yet is IN AWE when I get $13 razors for under a buck. I haven’t been couponing too long (my inserts start 5/1!) yet have managed to get all this stuff AND MORE for under $150 ..for everything. Yes, that includes the MANY packs of diapers and wipes you can’t see.

So, enjoy ..and remember, if you ever feel overwhelmed, START SLOW!

This haul was probably my best. . I think I MADE $9 for taking it all home. Yes, MADE!



















This is currently what our pantry looks like. We live in a small apartment so these shelves we found for $10 are amazing!


Toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, our favorite antibacterial wipes, miscellaneous cleaners, 20 boxes of cat food, etc. .

















Those razors are originally $13, I paid $.89 each – That is THREE rows of Ryan’s FAVORITE body wash, a bin of his deodorant and miscellaneous things slated for giving away!
















My shelf of shampoo, deodorant, face wash – three rows of shampoo and condition, they were all under $5 for all . .less than the cost of ONE!


















Half of our linen closet – all the diapers and wipes are organized Tetris-style in here. .that took me a while to configure, but it’s jam-packed!














So if you are still hesitant about couponing (and saving money, as a whole), I urge you to read through the blog and ask questions. . I have spent less than ONE MONTH of our grocery budget ($200) !