Thursday, June 30, 2011

My shopping trips today


Today I spent 49.00, but SAVED 96.00 (I spent less than a third of what I saved)
Here is what my trip looked like


Smith’s
Yoplait Dessert Delights yogurt (4 pack)
                1.86 on clearance
                .50 off of one mfr coupon
                1.36 each (I bought 2)
Stacey’s Pita Chips
                2 for 4.00
                .55 off of one mfr coupon (I used 2)
                2.90 for 2 bags
Johnsonville Italian Sausage
                3.99 on sale
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon
                2.99 (I bought 1)
Albertson’s
Pork ribs
                Buy one get 2 free
                I bought 1 for 15.42, got the other two (15.43 and 14.86 for free)
                15.42 for 6 lbs/3 racks of ribs
Goldfish Grahams
                2.39 each
                Used .55 off of 2 mfr coupon (doubled to 1.00)
                Used .75 off of one peelie (used 2) (doubled to 1.00)
                1.78 for 2 (.89 each) (I bought 2)
Ortega Taco Shells
                .50 per box on sale
                1.00 off wyb 2 mfr coupon
                FREE (I got 4)
KC BBQ Sauce
                2.59 each
                2.00 off ribs wyb KC bbq sauce
                Made bbq sauce .59
Wheat Thins Crackers
                1.50 each on sale
                1.00 off of 2 mfr coupon
                1.00 each (I bought 4)
Cascade Dish Soap
                4.99 each (Not on sale but I really needed it)
                .25 off of one mfr coupon (Tripled)
                4.24 each (I bought 1)
Sarah Lee Frozen Pie
                1.99 each with in store coupon
                .75 off of one mfr coupon (doubled to 1.00)
                1.00 each! (I bought 1) (Saved 7.39 on JUST this item, just wanted to brag about it…)
Breyer’s Ice Cream
                2 for 5.00 on sale
                1.00 off wyb 2 mfr coupon
                4.00 for 2 (2.00 each) (I bought 2)
McCain frozen potatoes
                2 for 6.00 on sale
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon (used 2)
                4.00 for 2 (2.00 each) (I bought 2)
Ballpark Deli Style Beef Hotdogs
                5.99 each
                BOGO
                .75 off of one mfr coupon (used 2) (doubled to 1.00)
                4.00 for 2 (2.00 each) (I bought 2)
Crunch Bars
                .50 each on sale
                Buy 2 get one free mfr coupon
                1.00 for 3 (.33 each) (I bought 3)
Corn on the cob
                5 for 1.00 wyb 5
                1.00 for 5 (I bought 5)
Wholly Guacamole
                2.69 on sale
                1.50 off of one mfr coupon
                1.19 each (I bought 1)

         AND Albertson's is doing their Yahtzee game right now, so I got 6 came cards for my purchase, and won on 2.  I won one FREE purex laundry detergent (50 oz bottle) and 2 more game cards.  Such a great day! 

You Want Cheap? I'll Give You Cheap.

Cheap and delicious that is!  I want to share a recipe with you guys that I made last night that TOTALLY ROCKED.  And it was a mega cheap dinner.  Picture tortillas and hotdogs... doesn't sound great or special right?  Well, what about CHIMICHANGA DOGS? (I don't have any pictures for you because my camera's in the shop).
And, you can even use this recipe for the Ballpark hotdogs you're going to buy this week with your coupon match ups to make it even cheaper!

Chimichanga Dogs


What you need:
Hot Dogs
Small flour tortillas
4 or 5 eggs (depending on how many chimi dogs you're making)
Flour for dredging
Vegetable, canola or peanut oil for frying
Shredded cheese (cheddar and monterey jack are the best)
Sour cream, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, etc. for toppings

What you do:
1. Pre-heat the oil to 350 degrees in your deep fryer (or if you don't have one in a sturdy pot) and pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
2. Beat the eggs in a bowl
3. Lay out the flour so you can dredge the dogs
4. Roll a hotdog in a tortilla, cut off the really long ends
5. Dip in eggs
6. Roll in flour until coated
7. Repeat egg and flour process a second time
8. Carefully drop the dog into hot oil, fry until golden brown
9. Drain excess oil from the dog and transfer to a cookie sheet.  Cover with cheese and put in the oven until cheese is melted.
10. Repeat this process for the other dogs
11. Add toppings and enjoy!

Wheat Thins coupon=1.00 Wheat Thins at Albertsons!!!


Head over to the Wheat Thins Facebook page and like them for a coupon for 1.00 off when you buy 2 Wheat Thins products (don't forget to hit your back button and print 2).  You can use them this week with the deal at Albertson's to get 2 boxes of Wheat thins for 2.00!  YES!  I eat so many Wheat Thins it's not even funny... I haven't bought them for a while now though because they're usually a little steep.  I love coupons!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Give me an M-A-T-C-H-U-P-S! What does that spell?


Alrighty folks here are your match ups for Smiths, Albertson's, Sunflower Market, and even Family Dollar!
Albertson's without a doubt takes the win today, they really know the way to a girl's heart.  Doubling and tripling to a dollar AGAIN this week!  Also, they're going to help us out with our already sweet bbq sauce and ribs deal.  So, enjoy your shopping people!


Family Dollar
Tampico
                .50 off of one with in ad coupon
                .50 off of one mfr coupon
                Could be free!
Coke 12 packs
                2 for 5.00 with in ad coupon
                2.50 each when you buy 2
Smith’s
Johnsonville Brats
                3.99 on sale
                1.00 off of one Italian Sausage mfr coupon
                2.99 each
Johnsonville Smoked Sausage
                2.99 on sale
                1.00 off of one smoked chicken sausage mfr coupon
                1.99 each
Suddenly Salad
                2 for 3.00
                .50 off when you buy 2 mfr coupon
                2.50 for both! (1.25 each)
Stacy’s Pita Chips
                2 for 4.00
                .55 off of one mfr coupon (use 2)
                2.90 for both (1.45 each)
Buy 10 Scenarios
Country crock (1)
                2.39 wyb 10 items
                .50 off of one mfr coupon
                1.89 each
General Mills Cereal (4)
                1.99 each wyb 10 items
                1.00 off of 2 mfr coupon (use 2)
                5.96 for 4 (1.49 each)
Banquet Brown n Serve Sausage (2)
                .68 each wyb 10 items
                1.36 for 2
2 Liter Cokes (3)
                .89 each wyb 10 items
                2.67 for 3
GET ALL 10 Items for 11.88!!!


Sunflower Market
Watermelon
                .17 /lb!!!
Cabbage
                .50/lb!
New York Strip steaks (boneless)
                4.99/lb!!!

Albertson’s
Pork loin back ribs
                7.99/lb
                Buy one get 2 free!
                2.00 off pork ribs wyb KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce
                14.00 for 6 lbs of ribs (don’t forget the bbq sauce)
Boneless, skinless chicken breast
                1.88/lb!
                STOCK UP PRICE!
Ground Beef
                1.99/lb!
                STOCK UP PRICE!
Ball Park Hot Dogs
                BOGO!!
                .75 off of one deli style beef franks (use 2)
                Coupon to 1.00
                As low as 3.00 for both (1.50 each)
Nabisco Crackers
                1.50 each
Corn on the Cob
                5 for 1.00
Lays chips
                1.88 each
Dreyer’s Ice Cream
                2 for 5.00
                1.00 off wyb 2 mfr coupon
                4.00 for 2 (2.00 each)
Sara Lee Oven Fresh/Signature Selection Pies
                1.99 with in ad coupon
                .75 off of one mfr coupon
                Coupon to 1.00
                1.00 each!
10 for 10.00
                Pict sweet frozen sides, Albertson’s Water, Hunts Snack pack, Rosarita beans
Keebler Crackers
                2 for 5.00
                1.00 off of 2
                4.00 for 2 (2.00 each) 

New Wholly Guacamole coupon!


Yum!  Love it!  Sign up for their email club here and you will get a coupon for 1.50 off any Wholly Guacamole product!  WOOOO it's SO GOOD!!!  And sometimes it even goes on sale...

Oh my gosh...

I totally forgot to tell you guys... I found blinkies in my Albertson's the other day!  If you have watched my "How to Become an Extreme Couponer" videos, you know that blinky coupons are the ones that some stores have in the aisles throughout the store.  Well, I had never been able to find them here in Albuquerque until, lo and behold, on Saturday I was rushing around looking for all of my doubler freebies when I spied one on the yogurt! Found another one in frozen foods! Blinkies have come to Albuquerque, halleluja!  Just wanted to share that little gem with you this morning.  

Matchups for Albertson's, Smith's and Sunflower are coming later!  If you have another store that you want match ups for, just leave me a comment!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let's talk about shopping clubs


I want to talk a little bit about shopping clubs.  As couponers, we only EVER want to buy ANYTHING as long as we can bust out our coupons for it, so it's easy to be turned off by somewhere that doesn't even accept manufacturer coupons.  But, my advice for you today is never underestimate the power of the shopping club.  I have a Costco membership which I am in L-O-V-E with.  The whole idea about all of this is to save money, not to use the most coupons, and at shopping clubs you save mucho dinero siempre (a lot of money always) not just when you have coupons.

Let's take an example:
Last week I posted matchups for trash bags at Target
Two boxes of 84 trash bags each would have come to 9.50 each after coupons and an additional $5 Target gift card towards your next purchase (19.00 for 168 trash bags)
I did not buy those trash bags.  I bought a box of 200 trash bags for 13.00 at Costco. 

See what I mean?  Also, I almost always buy cheese, sandwich meat, etc. from Costco because per oz., the prices are almost always cheaper.  The other mega plus about Costco is their gas prices.  This is only really a plus if you live in the same town as your Costco, but it saves lots of money!  Or, if you don't have a Costco in your town, stock up on the stuff you need when you go (this is what my parents do) and use your coupons to supplement the things that are more expensive at Costco.  

Saving money is saving money no matter where you do it, and this will save you money!!!
Click here for an interesting article that my Dad sent me with some tips on how to best save at shopping clubs.

Cheap-o Potato Skin Chips!


Coupons.com has a new coup out for 1.00 off when you buy 2 bags of TGI Friday potato skin chips.  From my experience, these live at the Dollar Tree, so (drumroll please) with this coupon you will be getting 2 bags for the price of 1 bag, which is only $1!!!!  Enjoy!  (Use zip code 03110 if you can't find it)

Click here for the coupon

Monday, June 27, 2011

More posts coming soon!

Sorry I've been slacking the last few days you guys!  I have been so super busy trying to get things done and finish editing pictures for a wedding I did on Friday (and also trying to figure out my new iPhone).  I will be posting regularly again starting tomorrow, so get yourselves ready for some awesomeness to come your way!  In the mean time, if you want to check the wedding pictures, click here.  Have a great evening!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello coupon matchups! (Walgreens 6/26-7/2)

Not much going on this week anywhere so far... Oh well, if you find anything else feel free to post it here!
Walgreens
Pepsi 12 Packs
                4 for 13.00
                Buy four get one free in ad coupon
                5 for 13.00 (2.60 each)
Dixie Paper Products
                BOGO

Mentos Pure Gum
                2 for 5.00 with in ad coupon
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon (x2)
                2 for 3.00 (1.50 each)
Scotch Magic Tape
                2 for 3.00 with in ad coupon
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon (x 8)
                .50 each!

Cover Girl
                Buy one get one 50% off
                5.00 off 2 mfr coupon

Hello coupon matchups! (Target 6/26-7/2)

Not much going on this week anywhere so far... Oh well, if you find anything else feel free to post it here!
Target
Milano Cookies
                2 for 4.00
                1.00 off of 1 melts mfr coupon
                1.00 each
                .75 off of one regular cookie mfr coupon
                1.25 each
Bic flex 4
                4.49 on sale
                3.00 off of one pack mfr coupon
                1.49 each
Airwick Freshmatic Ultra refills
                4.49 each on sale
                Buy 2 get one free mfr coupon
                Free gadget only with purchase of refill target coupon
                Gadget and 3 refills for 9.00
Dreyer’s Ice cream
                2.99 each
                1.00 off of 2 mfr coupon
                1.00 off of 3 mfr coupon
                5.00 Target giftcard when you buy 5
                13.00 for 5 (8.00 for 5 after Target card)

Hello coupon matchups! (Kmart 6/26-7/2)


Not much going on this week anywhere so far... Oh well, if you find anything else feel free to post it here!

Kmart

Suddenly Salad, hamburger helper
                10 for 10.00 mix and match
                Buy 6 Hamburger helper
                .75 off of 3 mfr coupon (x2)
                Buy 4 Suddenly Salad
                .50 off of 2 (x2)
                7.50 for all
Ziploc Storage
                2 for 5.00
                1.50 off of 2 storage containers
                3.50 for 2 packs (1.75 each)

Hello coupon matchups! (CVS 6/26-7/2)


Not much going on this week anywhere so far... Oh well, if you find anything else feel free to post it here!

CVS
Palmolive
                .88 on sale
                .25 off of one mfr coupon
                .63 each
2 liter coke
                Bogo

Cheerios
                BOGO
                .50 off of one (x2)
                1.00 off of one, one free
All Laundry Detergent
                BOGO
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon

Hello coupon matchups! (Dollar General 6/26-7/2)


Not much going on this week anywhere so far... Oh well, if you find anything else feel free to post it here!
Dollar General
Sunny D, Twizzlers
                10 for $10 mix and match
                Buy 4 Sunny D 4.00
                .55 off of one mfr coupon (x4)
                Buy 6 Twizzlers
                .50 off of one mfr coupon (x6)
                4.80 total for all 10
Suddenly Salad
                1.50 each
                .50 off wyb 2 mfr coupon
                2.50 for both (1.25 each)
Reynold’s Wrap
                2.75 on sale (37.5 ft extra wide)
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon
                1.75 each

Don't throw away your Parade insert!


Hi, match ups will be here soon, but before that I wanted to make sure and say DON'T THROW AWAY YOUR PARADE INSERT!!!! There is a coupon in there for a BOGO $5 meal from KFC which is awesome, and I'll tell you why.  BOGO coupons at restaurants are not hard to come by, but this one includes the whole meal and the drink for only 5.00!  Usually the BOGO is for one entree, and you still have to pay for drinks, tips, etc.  But here you get both full meals and you know you're not paying more than 5.00!

Hey Hey Hey


Good Sunday morning folks!  Justin and I are heading out for a FREE breakfast at ihop this morning (details below) and while we're out I'm going to grab my newspapers!  That means you better go get yours too because there are match ups coming later!! Who's excited? I am!

Here's how to get your free breakfast:
click this link
when you sign up for their email club, they will send you a coupon for a free breakfast now, free breakfast on your birthday, and free breakfast a year from now!  Enjoy!  (Remember though: don't do it right before you want to go, it takes up to 24 hours for them to email you your coupon!)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I have something SUPER to share!!!

I went to Target today (I will share my trip later, right now I am trying to get pictures edited from a wedding I did last night, sorry for not posting much today!) and checked the price of the French's honey mustard dipping sauce to see if I could use my 1.00 off coup (from the newspaper a few weeks ago)... and they were selling French's yellow mustard ATTACHED to the honey mustard dipping sauce, full size of each, for 1.49.  I thought "well, wouldn't this be great if the dollar off coupon would work for the 2 pack and guess what? Just guess!  It DID!!! So, that means that you can get a full size French's yellow mustard and a new French's honey mustard dipping sauce for only .49!  That's only a quarter each, holla for under a dolla!  So freaking awesome... just wanted to give you the heads up to head out to Target!  More soon...

Splenda coupons!


I love Splenda, and I know my mom does too!  Head over to the Splenda website to pick up coupons for $1, $2 and $3.50 off Splenda products!  Enjoy!

Click here for the coupons

Friday, June 24, 2011

Awww yeah!


Johnsonville just added a new coupon for 1.00 off any Italian sausage.  I loooove Johnsonville, and I have been waiting ever so patiently for them to give me some coups (I haven't used my chicken sausage ones yet, but I'll let you know when I do)!  So muchas gracias to them, and head here to get your coupon!  Hint: use my link twice to print 2, because hitting the back button doesn't seem to work for me on Smart Source coupons).  Enjoy your sausages people!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Albertson's Doublers


Pretty disappointing, for realz... I checked probably 50 different things for doubling deals... but I did get my milky way's and haribo candies!
Milky way
          .89 each
          .50 off of two mfr coupon
          coupon doubled
          .78 for both (.39 each)!!!
Haribo
          1.00 each
          .30 off of one mfr coupon
           coupon tripled
           .10 each!




ANNNND there should be a couple more coming down the pipeline from Rotel, Sunny D, and Tampico
Rotel
         Usually around 1.00 or less
        .30 off one mfr coupon (I don't know if this one is still available, click here to try)
         Tripled coupon
        .10 each!
Sunny D
         Can be 1.00 to 3.00
        .55 off of one Sunny D product for signing up to be their "brand ambassador" (click here)
        Doubled coupon
        Free-2.00 each
Tampico
         Usually 1.00
         .50 off of one mfr coupon (click here you can only print 1 though boo)
         Doubled coupon
         Free!
So I guess things will get a little better, and maybe just maybe we'll get some good ones this Sunday!  (If you want to take a lookie-loo you can at sundaycouponpreview.com, but I really hate ruining the surprise!)

Breyer's Facebook coupon!


Breyers just released a coupon on facebook for .75 off of any Breyer's Blasts!  You can stack this one with the one that is still available on Target.com for 1.50 off of two Breyer's Blasts.  Breyer's is on sale for 3.25 each through the 28th, so with your coupons you will only be paying 3.50 for both, that's almost a BOGO!!! They are delicious to I must add...

Click here for the coupon, you have to like Breyer's on facebook first.  Enjoy your treats everyone!
Click here for the Target coupon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to become an extreme couponer part number 4!!!!


This is the last video in the series, but the one that encompasses everything that we have learned! Well, I'm saying it's the last one, but there will probably be another one soon called "how to become an extreme couponer part: all the rest of the things I forgot to say"  I had a lot of fun making the videos, so I will probably make muchos mas!  Thanks for watching, and keep supporting!  Share with everyone that you love, because nothing says I love you like coupons!

Grocery Store Matchups

So, here are the matchups for Albertson's, Sunflower Market, and Smiths.  I am not overly pleased this week (at all) but I am excited about doubling some coupons at Albertsons.  I am heading out to go check on those after this, so I will post what I find later! There are also some good non-coupon deals but those are never as much fun. Anyway, here we go!

Albertsons
Gatorades
                .59 when you buy 15 WITH COUPON!
                15 for 8.85
Doritos
                1.88 each with coupon
Bakery
                BOGO on
                Croissants, bagels, pastries, single serve cake or cupcakes, pita bread
Chicken breast
                1.88/lb (family pack)
Ground beef
                1.99/lb (family pack)
Sunflower
Asparagus
                1.27/lb
Grape or cherry tomatoes
                2 boxes for 3 dollars
Chicken Breast
                1.99/lb
Smiths
Lays chips
                1.99 each
Corn on the cob
                3/1.00

HALLELUJA!


Albertson's is doubling and tripling up to a dollar this week!  Grab all those .35 and .50 coupons and head on over there for a peep at what you can get your hands on!!!! Don't forget though, just because your coupon is worth more than normal, it doesn't mean that it is worth USING this week.  Just sayin.

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini


SWEET Target has an online coup for $5 off when you buy the top and bottoms of a bathing suit!  It's hot as heck outside and I couldn't be more excited (about this deal, not the deadly heat).  What puts me even more over the edge is that Target has BUNCHES of swimsuits on clearance right now!  If you play your cards right you might be able to get the whole suit for less than the price of a normal top or bottom!  Now that is a sweet deal!
Click here for the coupon!

Wednesday coupon and ad day woooooo!!!!

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday everyone... my power went out from about 3:00 until midnight!  At first I was like, no power, no problem!  I don't need tv and lights to entertain myself!  But then when I realized that no power means no internet, things really took a turn for the worse.  But today I am back in the world and back on the grid, so I will be posting today's coupon matchups for Albertsons and Smiths when I get them, bunches more great deals, and also the last day of my video series!!!  Have a great day everyone!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Number tres! How to become an extreme couponer video series part 3!

This is the second to last video in the series!  Today I talk about how to organize your coupons so that you don't freak out and get overwhelmed by keeping them all in a zip lock bag like I used to.  I also talk about the ins and outs of register rewards and extra bucks at walgreens and CVS.  Enjoy!  And like always, feel free to contact me with any questions!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hello coupon matchups! (Walgreens 6/19-6/25)


OK so I should probably mention one thing here, I do not do ALL of the matchups that are possible for each store, I only do the ones that I think are good enough deals to look twice at.  If you want me to do all of the matchups, leave me a comment and we can talk (I might be open to it) but just know that these ARE the best of the best deals.  
Walgreens

Frosted Flakes
                1.99 each
                1.00 off of 2 mfr coupon
                1.50 each when you buy 2
Reynolds wrap (20 ft)
                .89 with in-ad coupon
                .89 each
Gillette body wash
                2.99 each with in ad coupon
                BOGO mfr coupon
                1.50 each when you buy 2
Colgate Total
                BOGO
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon
                Can possibly use both mfr coupons and get 1 free plus 2 dollars off purchased one
Gillette personal care
                Buy one get one 50% off
                1.00 off of one Gillette deodorant
                OR
                2.00 off of one Gillette pro series skin care
                OR
                Buy 1 Mach 3 disposable razor get shave prep free

Venus Disposable razors
                Buy one get one 50% off
                2.00 off of one Venus Disposable razor (x2)
Covergirl Cosmetics
                Buy one get one 50% off
                5.00 off of 2 Natureluxe products
                OR
                1.00 off of any cover girl product
Palmolive Dish Soap
                .87 each with in ad coupon

Hello coupon matchups! (Target 6/19-6/25)

OK so I should probably mention one thing here, I do not do ALL of the matchups that are possible for each store, I only do the ones that I think are good enough deals to look twice at.  If you want me to do all of the matchups, leave me a comment and we can talk (I might be open to it) but just know that these ARE the best of the best deals.  
*ALSO* There are a lot of new target.com coupons out that I just saw, so go print those out!

Target
Coppertone Sunscreen
                7.00 on sale
                2.00 off of one Target coupon
                5.00 each
L’oreal Healthy Look Cream Hair Color
                5.99 on sale
                2.00 off of any Healthy Look Hair Color mfr coupon
                2.00 off of any L’oreal haircolor product Target coupon
                2.00 each
Vitamin water/Smart Water
                1.00 each
                Buy 4 get one free
                .75 each when you buy 4
Stride gum
                2 for 5.00
                1.00 off of one Stride Spark gum Target coupon (use 2)
                1.50 each 3 pack when you buy 2
Bertolli Pasta Sauce
                2.00 each
                1.00 off of 2 Target coupon
                1.50 each when you buy 2
Glad Trash Bags
                12.99 each
                1.00 off of one Target coupon (use 2)
                5.00 Target gift card when you buy 2
                9.50 each after savings
Bounty Napkins
                2 for 5.00
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon (use 2)
                1.50 each when you buy 2

Hello coupon matchups! (CVS 6/19-6/25)


OK so I should probably mention one thing here, I do not do ALL of the matchups that are possible for each store, I only do the ones that I think are good enough deals to look twice at.  If you want me to do all of the matchups, leave me a comment and we can talk (I might be open to it) but just know that these ARE the best of the best deals

CVS
Lays Chips
                Buy 1 get 1 free!
Pantene pro v products
                2 for 6.97
                3.00 off of 2 mfr coupon
                2.00 extrabucks when you buy 2
                1.98 each plus 2 extra bucks for your next transaction!
Gain dish soap
                .97 each
Milky Way Bars
                Usually about .69-.89 each
                Buy 2 get one free on sale
                .50 off of 2 mfr coupon
                .29-.41 each!
Colgate Total Toothpaste
                2.79 each
                1.00 off of one mfr coupon
                2.00 extrabucks when you buy 1
                1.79 each plus 2 extra bucks for your next transaction!
L’oreal Skincare
                25% off on sale
                1.00 off of one L’oreal Skincare mfr coupon