Monday, March 24, 2008

No coupons, but still deals!

It's kind of a bummer when you find ZERO coupons in the Sunday paper because of a holiday. BUT, there are still some deals that I thought you'd be interested in. Click on these links for 40% off or MORE! (Make sure you look at the rating next to the item...a WOW! means it is the BEST deal!)

Walgreen's best deals
RiteAid best deals
Macey's best deals (10% off all frozen food items you can fit into provided paper bags!)
KMart best deals
There weren't any ads in the paper for ShopKo or Target, but you can CLICK HERE to view Target's ad online.

Did anybody have fun buying cereal at Albertson's last week? Remember that the sale goes through Tuesday, so if you haven't gone yet, GET GOING!! Have a great week!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cereal Schmereal

If you haven't gone to Albertson's yet this week, GET THERE and get there FAST! They are having an amazing sale on Kellogg's cereal! If you buy 7 boxes of cereal, a catalina coupon prints out at checkout for $10 OFF YOUR NEXT ORDER! I know what you're thinking...that may not be the best deal because the original price of the cereal is probably high to start with. Nope, wrong! Many cereal varieties are 3/$5, which means $1.67 each, which means after your $10 coupon, you have a FABULOUS deal!

Last night I went to check out the sale, but was a little disappointed to find that none of the "normal" Frosted Mini-Wheats were actually 3/$5. The ones that were on sale were the Cinnamon or Strawberry ones. Well, since cinnamon didn't tempt me, I decided to try the strawberry.THEY ARE AWESOME! I had a bowl last night and I've aleady had two bowl-fuls today...yum! So today I went back and used the $10 coupon that had printed out to buy 7 MORE boxes. That means I paid exactly $2.03 for 7 additional boxes. PLUS, to my surprise and delight, ANOTHER $10 COUPON PRINTED OUT! So I bought 7 MORE! It just keeps going and going! My pantry is getting stocked up and I'm happy because I love this cereal!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New Format = Happier Chick

Follow the links to find the best deals (40%+ off regular prices!) for 3/16-3/22:

RiteAid best deals
Walgreen's best deals
ShopKo best deals
Target best deals
KMart best deals
Macey's best deals
Albertson's best deals (3/19-3/25)
Smith's best deals (3/19-3/25)

Please ask if you have questions!

Just call me...

Slacker. It's not a word I'm really used to hearing about myself, but this week, I've been happy to be a slacker. I'm trying to prioritize my life a little bit better than I have in the past, so I'm happy and sad to say that I will NOT be posting the weekly deals at every store any longer. (It's just taking me TOO long each week and there are better things to do with my be FUN MOM!) Instead, I will be posting a link each week to a coupon-shopping site that I love and use often. It's called Savvy Shopper Deals and I think it's a very user-friendly website. There you can find a coupon index, a "shopping wizard", a printable organizer, and MORE! Check it out and let me know what you think. If you have any questions, please ask!

I feel a little like I'm abandoning you! But I do hope to keep posting pictures and success stories from my shopping trips to (hopefully) inspire you to keep up the coupon-shopping. Does anybody out there want to post your successes, too? Please let me know and I can add you as a contributor to this blog (once I figure out how to do that!).

Anyway, this is not good-bye, but it is SO LONG to those long, boring, yet informative weekly posts!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Whatever week we're on...

I feel like I'm barely hanging on with couponing this last week. There have been some disappointments and my time has been limited, so I didn't get the great deals that I like to get. Anyway, there are some good deals this week.

First of all, click HERE for a printable coupon for FREE crazy bread with pizza purchase at Little Caesar's. This coupon doesn't expire until June, so print a whole bunch!

Schick Trimmer Razor Quattro Titanium--BETTER THAN FREE with $11.99 off mail-in rebate coupon (3/9/08) limit 1 per household
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables 12 oz--on sale for $0.99--only $0.49 with $1 off coupon (3/9/08)
Farmland Boneless Ham--on sale for $1.49/lb--use $2 off coupon (1/6/08)

Listerine Smart Rinse 8.5 oz--FREE after mail rebate
Oust Aerosol 10 oz--on sale for $1.50 after mail rebate on 2--BETTER THAN FREE with $2 off coupon (2/10/08) after mail rebate on 2
Oust Small Space .41 oz--on sale for $2 after mail rebate on 2--FREE with $2 off coupon (2/10/08) after mail rebate on 2
Sunsilk Hair Care 5.1-12 oz--on sale for $2.15--only $0.15 each with $2 off coupon (2/24/08) or $0.65 each with $1.50 off coupon (2/24/08)
Garnier 100% Color Hair Color--on sale for $4.99--only $1.99 with $3 off coupon (3/9/08)
Brachs Jelly Beans 19.5 oz--on sale for $1.50--only $1.23 with $0.55/2 coupon (3/2/08)
Russell Stover Easter Eggs--on sale for $0.34 with in-ad coupon--only $0.17 each with B2G2F coupon (3/2/08) and in-ad coupon
Windex Cleaner Spray or Wipes--on sale for $1.50 with mail rebate on 2--only $0.75 each with B1G1F coupon (2/24/08) after mail rebate on 2

edit***I posted RiteAid's deals, but for some reason, they got deleted. And I'm tired and don't want to do any more. So, quick wrap-up of RiteAid is: Schick razor (same as Macey's), Garnier hair color (same as Walgreen's), Lysol kitchen cleaner cheap with rebate. KMart has Starburst jelly beans on sale (use your coupon), and ShopKo has Brach's jelly beans on sale (use your coupon). Wow, that was much faster and almost painless! Good luck to everyone!

Friday, March 7, 2008

My New Fave

If you're like me, your hands get VERY dry in the winter. Mine get so bad that they often bleed. I looked down at them yesterday and realized they looked like the hands of a 60-year-old. Depressing! I've tried moisturizing them with regular lotions and sometimes even slather them with baby oil gel before bed, but they always tend to get dry again...and fast. Well, last night I found a new favorite...Olay Quench body lotion. Has anyone out there tried it? It's awesome! I put some on my hands last night before bed and my hands were STILL soft this morning when I woke up!! On the bottle it says "This quickly absorbing, non-greasy formula can actually prevent dryness...Quench provides an immediate burst of moisture that continues for 24 hours...Then, drawn deep into the skin's surface, it repairs and nourishes the moisture barrier, strengthening skin's resilience against everyday drying conditions." It's true! But what's the best part? Right now you can get it for super cheap! Smith's has this 8.4 oz bottle of pure enjoyment for just $2.49, but with your Olay Facial Moisturizers or Facial Cleansers $3.00/2 coupon (2/10/08), you can get it for just $0.99 each. I totally stocked up on this one and I'm so glad I did...I LOVE IT!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Thanks for your comments. It's good to hear that there are some loyal readers out there! By the way, if you've chosen not to get coupons in the paper, you can print out online coupons. Also, you can talk to you neighbors (maybe Relief Society sisters) and ask them to share their unused coupons with you! If there's a will, there's a way!

Here are a couple coupon links to visit to save money at Target. The first one HERE is for $5 off a toy purchase of $25 or more. The next one, HERE, is a link for printable grocery coupons. You can get some great deals at Target with coupons because you can combine them with also manufacturer's coupons! Hope this helps some of you!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Week #7

Sorry I'm late getting this posted. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for not even turning my computer on ALL DAY yesterday! Instead, I took my kids to the library for story time and to the park to PLAY! Yay! Anyway, there are a LOT of freebies this week, so I'll list them all here, but I'm not going to list all the deals unless they are SCREAMING! It gets a little confusing, so make sure you read all about it so you know what is expected. (Also, if this blog is helping you save some $$, please leave a comment and let me know. It really helps me to have feedback from all of you out there in cyberspace!)

Gillette Mach3 Disposable Razor 3-pk--on sale for $3 after single check rebate--FREE with $3 off coupon (3/2/08) after single check rebate
Gillette Venus Embrace Razor--on sale for $4 after single check rebate--FREE with $4 off coupon (3/2/08) after single check rebate or only $2 with $2 off coupon (2/17/08)
Excedrin Back and Body or Migraine 24-ct--on sale for $2--FREE with $2 off coupon (3/2/08)
General Mills Chex Mix Assorted 4/5-8 oz--on sale for $0.88--only $0.38 with $0.50 off coupon (1/27/08)
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent Liquid, Concentrated 50-100 oz--on sale for $1.99--no coupon needed
Russell Stover Easter Single Serve Candy Assorted--on sale for $0.44 each--only $0.22 each with B2G2F coupon (3/2/08)

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner 15 oz--on sale for $0.69--only $0.44 with $0.50/2 coupon (2/10/08)
Zest Bar Soap 3-pk--on sale for $1.50--only $0.50 with $1 off coupon (2/10/08)
Thai Kitchen Rice Noodles 1.6 oz--on sale for $0.80--only $0.30 with $0.50 off coupon (2/24/08)
Hormel Canadian Bacon Regular or Spicy Pepperoni 3.5 oz--on sale for $1.50--only $0.75 with $0.75 off coupon (1/20/08)

Pledge Duster Plus Refill--on sale for $3.50--BETTER THAN FREE with $4.99 off coupon (2/17/08) after mail in rebate

Olay Bar Soap 2-pk--FREE when you buy 2 after $4 register rewards OYNSO--BETTER THAN FREE when you buy 2 after $4 register rewards OYNSO and use $2 off coupon (2/10/08) or $1.00/2 off coupon (3/2/08)
Zest Bar Soap 3-pk----FREE when you buy 2 after $4 register rewards OYNSO--BETTER THAN FREE when you buy 2 after $4 register rewards OYNSO and use $1 off coupon (2/10/08)
Olay Botanical or Ribbons Assorted 8.4-10 oz--on sale for $1.34--FREE after $4 register rewards OYNSO when you buy 3
Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4-4.2 oz--FREE after mail rebate
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew--FREE after mail rebate--BETTER THAN FREE with $1 off coupon (12/2/07)

There's even more deals than I can post here, but if you have questions, please ask and I can clarify some sales. Good luck! SAVE SOME $$!