Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HOT Huggies Deal at Rite Aid with NEW $3/1 Huggies Coupon!

Huggies just released another $3/1 (any one) Huggies coupon over the weekend which goes very nicely with Rite Aid's sale on Huggies this week.  I have not gotten around to doing the diaper deals this week since my weekend was crazy busy and this week isn't going to be much better.  I think that if you have 4 printers at home so you can print 4 of these coupons, Rite Aid is definitely going to be the cheapest (after UP+ Rewards) this week.  Here is what I went and did today:


$0.72 PER PACK!!

4 Huggies Jumbo Packs, on sale for $8.97
-$3/1 printable x 4
-$3/$15 coupon from store survey (they sometimes print at the bottom of your reciept)
-$1/1 Huggies Video Values coupon
-$1/1 Video Values coupon x 2 (two different videos)
-$5 UP+ Rewards
TAX $2.95
TOTAL  $15.83, Got $10 UP+ Rewards for spending $30 in Kimberly Clark products

So, I got four jumbo packs of diapers for only $2.88 (before tax and after UP+ Rewards), so only like $0.72 PER PACK!!

You can do this deal as well even if you don't have UP+ Rewards to spend or you don't have the $3/$15 survey.  This is how your's would look:

4 Jumbo Pack of Diapers, $8.97
-$3/1 printable x 4 (must have two computers)
-$1/1 Huggies Video Values
-$1/1 Video Values x 2 (look under the Rite Aid section on all offers)
TOTAL (before tax) $20.88, get $10 UP+ Rewards
Like $10.88 for 4 packs, or $2.72 PER PACK!

2 Jumbo Packs, $8.97
2 Little Swimmers, $6.97
-$3/1 printable x 2 (only requires one printer)
-$2/1 Little Swimmers from 5/15 SS x 2
-$1/1 Huggies Video Values
-$1/1 Video Values x 2 (look under the Rite Aid section on all offers)
TOTAL (before tax) $18.88, get $10 UP+ Rewards
Like $8.88 for 4 packs, or $2.22 PER PACK!!

PLUS, if your Rite Aid carries Juicy Juice, you could get one Juicy Juice free with each Little Swimmers if you printed the coupon or if you have the June All You magazine.  Unfortunately, my Rite Aid didn't have any.  :( 

Albertsons and Walmart Shopping Trips 5/31

Today is day 3 of 3 to do this set of Albertson's doublers and since I procrastinated all weekend, I had to go today.  I hate going on day 3 because usually half of what I had planned on getting is out of stock already.  I was able to get some good deals anyway because I always have a back up plan for Albertson's doubler days. 

I also had some $5/1 Similac coupons from a few weeks ago that expire today, so I wanted to make sure I used them at Walmart to take advantage of the overage.  There are actually quite a few coupons expiring today, so if you had some stashed away that you really wanted to use, you should probably check them to see if they are expiring today.

Here is what I got today:



Spent $24.73, Saved $111.00!

Albertson's Transactions

Transaction #1

3 Fruitables Juice 8 packs, on sale for $2.79
-$1/1 from 3/6 SS (expires 5/31) x 3
-3 Doublers

TOTAL  $2.37, Saved $9

Transaction #2

4 Purina Beggin' Strips, on sale for $2
-B1G1 from 5/8 SS x 2
-$1/2 from 3/20 SS
-Doubler

2 Vlasic Relish, on sale $1.50
-$0.55/1 printable NLA x 2
-2 Doublers

Tax  $0.70

TOTAL $3.50, saved $18.94

Transaction #3

4 Kellogg's Rainsin Bran Crunch, on sale $2.50
-$0.70/1 printable x 4 (must register)
-3 Doublers

TOTAL $5.10, saved $14.06  GOT A FREE MILK CATALINA

Transaction #5 (New Store)

3 Fruitables Juice 8 packs, on sale for $2.79
-$1/1 from 3/6 SS (expires 5/31) x 3
-3 Doublers

TOTAL  $2.37, Saved $9

Transaction #6

2 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cereal, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 from side of previous box
-Doubler

3 Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats w/ Touch of Fruit, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 from home mailer x 2
-B1G1 from home mailer
-2 doublers

TOTAL $4.50, saved $21.55  GOT FREE MILK CATALINA

I will also be submitting for a full rebate on one of the Crunchy Nut cereals (Has a TRY ME FREE on the box)

Transaction #6

Honey Maid Graham Crackers, on sale $2.99
Hersheys Milk Chocolate (6 pack), on sale for $3
Jet Puff Marshmallows, on sale for $1
-Buy Graham Crackers and Chocolate, get Marshmallows free printable
-$1 off wyb Graham Crackers, Chocolate and Marshmallows from 5/15 SS
-Doubler

International Delight coffee creamer, on sale for $2.19
-$0.55/1 from 4/10 SS
-Doubler

Nestle Drumsticks, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 from April All You (expires 5/31)
-Doubler

Milk, $3.69
-FREE milk catalina from earlier

Donut, $0.79
-FREE coupon from Sizzlin' Summer game

TOTAL $3.58, saved $18.45

So, total at Albertsons today was $21.42 and I saved $91.00!

Walmart Transaction

4 Similac Sensitive, $3.84
-$5/1 coupon from 4/3 SS (expires 5/31) x 4

4 spools of ribbon/yarn (for a baby shower gift), $1.97 each

Tax  $0.69

TOTAL  $3.31, saved $20

Total between the two stores spent was $24.73, but I saved $111.00 AND I still have a free milk catalina AND I will get a rebate check back for one of the cereals.  :)

To learn how you can save a ton of money by shopping the way I shop, check out my Strategic Shopping Classes.  :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Four Movie Tickets for Only $24, That's $6 Each!!



Buy With Me (a daily deal site) is offering 4 movie AMC movie tickets for $24 which is a pretty good deal anyway.  I also read on Queen Bee's page, if you use promo code BWM10 at checkout, you will get an additional 10% off, making it four tickets for only $21.60 or $5.40 each.  This did not work for me, but it might for you!  That would be pretty great.  :)  The tickets actually get mailed to you, so you can keep them or give them away, use them all at once or split them up.  They don't expire and can be used on any movie.  Here is the small print:
  • Limit 1 voucher per person.
  • Your tickets will be mailed to the address you provide at BWM checkout within 21 days of purchase; all shipping and processing fees are included.
  • Tickets are valid for any AMC®, shipping is available anywhere in the continental US.
  • Once you receive your tickets in the mail, they can be redeemed for admission at any AMC Theatres® location; not valid for online or kiosk purchasing, or reserved seating.
  • Good at any AMC®, AMC Showplace, Loews®, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, and Star theatres, excluding Canadian theatres.
  • Not valid for special engagements.
  • Valid only for movies that are two weeks out from their original release date.
  • Extra charges may apply for 3D, IMAX®, ETX, Dine-In theatres, alternative content, and premium services and locations.
  • Shows and seating subject to availability.
  • No age restriction to redeem, but movies are subject to MPAA age restrictions, based on MPAA rating.
  • Movie ticket photocopies are not allowed.
  • Voucher is for reference only.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
  • AMC Theatres® movie tickets do not expire. 
To get this deal, go to Buy With Me.  If you do not have an account there yet, it is totally free to sign up.  After you have signed up, click on"Anywhere USA" for the deal.  If it does not come up, look to the right and it should be there.  Add the deal to your cart and put in BWM10 in the discount code box off to the right to see if it works.  Your tickets will be mailed to you within 21 days. 

Thanks, Queen Bee Coupons and Savings!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Albertson's, Winco and Safeway 5/24

Tonight I went and did my last trip to Albertson's so that I could get my rainchecks, to Safeway for some Off! Clip On Fans, and to Winco to use my free coupons from the flier they sent out last week.  Here is what I got:

Spent $17.24, Saved $49.65


Albertson's Transactions:

Transaction #1

3 Zone Perfect Bars, on sale for $1
-$0.55/1 from 5/22 SS
-3 Doublers

= FREE, Saved $4.17

Transaction #2

Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, on sale for $1
-$0.50/1 printable NLA
-Doubler

2 International Delight Creamers, on sale for $1.99
-$0.55/1 printable x 2
-2 Doublers

=$1.78, Saved $6.39

Transaction #3

2 Hormel Completes for Kids, $2.49
-$1/1 from 5/8 SS x 2
-2 Doublers

Zone Perfect Bar, on sale for $1
-$0.55/1 from 5/22 SS
-Doubler

=$0.98, Saved $5.39

TOTAL SPENT AT ALBERTSONS:  $2.76     TOTAL SAVED:  $15.95

Safeway Transaction

2 Off! Clip On Starter Kits, on clearance for $4.99
-B1G1 printable coupon NLA

TAX $0.39

TOTAL SPENT:  $5.38      TOTAL SAVED:  $14.99

Winco Transaction

Hunts Ketchup, $1.48
-FREE Flier Coupon

Kraft BBQ Sauce, $0.98
-FREE Flier Coupon

1 lb Ground Beef, $2.78
-FREE Flier Coupon

Van Camps Pork and Beans, $0.50
-FREE Flier Coupon

Shasta 2 Liter Soda, $0.78
-FREE Flier Coupon

5 Lunchables with Fruit, $1.48
-$1/1 printable and from 5/15 SS x 5

2 lbs Strawberries, $0.98 each

5 Roma Tomatoes, $0.88/lb

2 Cucumbers, $0.48/each

4 Oscar Mayer Weiners, $0.88 each
-$1/2 printable x 2

4 Mahatma Brown Rice, $0.85
-$0.75/1 from 5/1 RP

2 Bar S Hot Dogs, $0.68
-$1/2 from 5/22 RP

Larabar Bar, $1.19
-FREE coupon from sample mailer

TOTAL SPENT AT WINCO  $9.10       TOTAL SAVED  $18.71

So, I spent a total of $17.24, I saved $49.65, and I ended up getting "real" food like veggies and fruit, rice, coffee creamer, and meat.  :)

I would love to show you how you can cut your grocery bills in half!  Check out my Strategic Shopping Classes to see how you can get started!

Albertson's Shopping Trips

Here are a couple of the shopping trips I did this week with my Albertson's double coupons.  I was totally bummed that most of the free things were out of stock even by the time I got there on Sunday afternoon.  I am going to head there tonight for a couple more things and am definitely going to get some rainchecks.  If everything goes well, these items will be re-stocked by this Sunday when we get doublers AGAIN! :)


Transaction #1

4 Kraft Salad Dressing, on sale for $1.50
-$0.55/1 printable NLA x 2
-$1/2 from 5/15 RP
-3 Doublers

=$1.80, saved $10.16

Transaction #2

2 Kraft Mayonnaise, on sale for $1.99
-$0.75/1 from 5/15 SS (regional) x 2
-2 Doublers

Chinet Comfort Cups, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 printable (must register)
-Doubler

TAX  $0.13

=$1.61, Saved $11.69

Transaction #3

3 Lawry's Marinades, on sale for $1
-$0.50/1 from 5/15 RP x 3
-3 Doublers

=FREE, Saved $10.77

I went back again on Sunday evening...

Transaction #1

2 Kraft Salad Dressing, on sale $1.50
-$1/2 from 5/15 RP
-Doubler

2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, on sale $1
-$0.50/1 from 4/10 SS x 2
-2 Doublers

=$1.00, Saved $12.36

Transaction #2

2 Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, on sale $1

-$0.50/1 from 4/10 SS x 2
-2 Doublers

Chinet Comfort Cups, on sale for $2.50
-$1/1 printable (must register)
-Doubler

TAX  $0.13

=$0.63, Saved $9.27

Transaction #3

Albertsons Canned Peas, $0.89
-FREE coupon from Sizzlin' Summer Giveaway game ticket

Lawry's Marinades, on sale for $1

-$0.50/1 from 5/15 RP
-Doublers

3 International Delight Creamers, on sale for $1.99
-FREE coupon from Vocalpoint mailer
-$0.55/1 from Vocalpoint mailer x 2
-2 Doublers

=$1.78, Saved $10.17

So, I spent a total of $6.82 for all that is in the picture above and saved a total of $64.42!!

Here is what I got on Monday:


Transaction #1

3 Pedigree Dentastix, on sale for $3
-$1/1 from 5/1 RP
-3 Doublers

4 Right Guard Deodorant, on sale for $1
-B1G1 from 5/1 RP x 2

TAX $0.87

=$5.87, Saved $22.13

Transaction #2

International Delight Creamer, on sale for $1.99
-$0.55/1 printable
-Doubler

20 Yoplaid Yogurts, on sale for 20/$10
-$1/10 from 5/8 SS x 2
-2 Doublers

=$6.39, Saved $10.35  (I was hoping a catalina for $2 for the Yoplait would print, but it didn't....:( )

Transaction #3

International Delight Creamer, on sale for $1.99
-$0.55/1 printable
-Doubler

4 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta, on sale for $1
-$1/2 printable x 2
-2 Doublers

=$0.89, Saved $10.36

This trip I spent a total of $13.15 and saved $42.82.

So, total so far at Albertsons this week I have spent $19.97, but saved $107.24!

Like I said earlier, Albertson's is putting out Twice the Value coupons (doublers) AGAIN this Sunday!!  To make sure that you get your copies this week, subscribe to the News Tribune here for HALF OFF the newsstand price!!

If you would like to learn how to use Albertson's doublers to save hundreds of dollars (or even just learn how to cut your grocery bill in HALF), check out my Strategic Shopping Classes here.

Year of the Staycation 2011: Staycations Around the United States



Here is the list of Staycation links from around the United States.  If you are planning on vacationing to any of these places, check out the post related to your destination.  The posts list free and inexpensive things to do with your family.  I hope you are able to get some great ideas from this list!!

New England

Connecticut - Parenting Miracles
Boston, Massachusetts - ‎ Maven of Savin'
Manchester, New Hampshire - Common Sense with Money
Western Maine - Bubblegum and Lollipops

Mid-Atlantic

Erie, Pennsylvania - Growing Kids Ministry
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Somewhat Crunchy
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Family Balance Sheet
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York - Coupons, Deals and More
New Jersey - Oh! Diane

Midwest

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Indoor Garden Musings
Mansfield, Ohio - Live the Adventure
Cincinnati, Ohio - Savings Lifestyle~Cincinnati
Mount Vernon, Ohio - Living Better One Day at a Time
Dayton, Ohio - Savings Lifestyle~Dayton
Grand Rapids, Michigan - Kitchen Stewardship
Metro Detroit, Michigan - "Cents"able Momma
Oakland County, Michigan - Bargain Shopper Mom
Warren, Michigan - Saving Dollars and Sense
Grand Forks, North Dakota - Frugal Front Porch
Indianapolis, Indiana - Bargain Briana
South Bend, Indiana - Excuse The Mess
Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri - Kansas City Mamas
St. Louis, Missouri - The Pickledpigsfeet
Branson, Missouri - Getting Freedom from Debt
Springfield, Missouri - I Think I Can
Rochester, Minnesota - Everyday Notions
York, Nebraska - Heavenly Homemakers
Omaha, Nebraska - Mom Endeavours
Madison, Wisconsin - Many Little Blessings
Oshkosh, Wisconsin - A Little Bit of This and That
Chicago, Illinois - Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Champaign, Illinois - Chambanamoms
Black Hills, South Dakota - Little House on the Prairie Living

South Central

Checotah, Oklahoma - Blessed With One Income
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Lynn's Kitchen Adventures
Gadsden, Alabama - Aint Mimi
Dallas, Texas - Funky Faith Girl
Dallas, Texas - Grocery Shop For FREE
East Dallas, Texas - Surviving The Stores
Fort Worth, Texas - Smockity Frocks
Austin, Texas - Stetted
Houston, Texas - Moms Travel Tales
McKinney, Texas - Wisdom Begun
East Texas - The Full Pantry
Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Life in a Barn
Nashville, Tennessee - The Country Chic Cottage
Mobile, Alabama - A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Birmingham, Alabama - iGoBOGO
Brunswick & the Golden Isles, Georgia - Teri Lynne Underwood
Alpharetta, Georgia - Cuponeando
Atlanta, Georgia - See Jamie Blog
Augusta, Georgia - Hyperactive Lu
Athens, Georgia and Mississippi - Tractors and Tire Swings
Little Rock, Arkansas - It's Real Life

South Atlantic

Ft. Bragg, North Carolina - Military Wives Saving
Charlotte, North Carolina - The Carolina Clipper
Charleston, South Carolina - The Tween & Me
Greensboro, North Carolina - Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Jacksonville, Florida - Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida - Orlando's Best Deals
Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Singley Fam Blog
Richmond, Virginia - Daily Dwelling
Hampton Roads, Virginia - A Home Made by Kiki
Charlottesville, Virginia - How to Have it All
Blackwater Falls State Park/Davis, West Virginia - Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling
Treasure Coast, Florida - The Cardamom's Pod
Saint Augustine, Florida - Jypsie Visions
Lake Norman, North Carolina - Stretching Pennies Saving Dollars
Washington, DC - The WiC Project
Baltimore, Maryland - The Happy Housewife

Mountain

Tucson, Arizona - Saving with Pam
Phoenix, Arizona - Sara Wellensiek
Albuquerque, New Mexico - The Chou Life
Kalispell, Montana - Our Family Adventures
Salt Lake City, Utah - Just the 2 of Us
Thermopolis, Wyoming - The McDonald Family
Denver, Colorado - Denver Bargains
Colorado Springs, Colorado - Colorado Springs Bargains

Pacific

San Diego, California - Life As Mom
Yosemite National Park, California -Handbook of Nature Study
Seattle, Washington - Queen Bee Coupons & Savings
Whidbey Island, Washington - Manning the Homefront
Olympia, Washington The Coupon Savant
Portland, Oregon - Frugal Living NW
Willamette Valley, Oregon - An Oregon Cottage

Frugal Vacation Tips

Vacation or Stay-cation: Eating without Busting the Budget - Eat at Home

Monday, May 23, 2011

SUPER Thred-Up Deal!! $10 For One Box and Pro Membership!!



Moolala is having an even better Thred-Up deal today!  For only $10 you get your first box plus Pro Membership for a year (a $46 value)!  This is what Moolala says about Thred-Up:

"The most fun – but certainly not the most effective – way to deal with children's outgrown clothing is to create a half-pint army of stylish snowmen. But when spring comes and the snow melts, everything goes back in boxes. Find fashion for any season with today's Moolala deal: for $10, receive a one-year pro membership, plus a box of kids' clothes, toys or books from thredUP.com (a $46 value).Because even the most obedient children can't stop growing, thredUP provides a place for parents to exchange gently used clothing, toys and books for items more suited to their children's needs. Members search for just-right boxes, which are sortable by gender, age, size, contents, season and more. Once a box is chosen, members pays $5 plus shipping, and can begin compiling his or own box of last year's turtlenecks, mailed to another mom for free.
With thredUP, all members can create a network of simpatico sharers from their friends or people who parted with a sweet collection of dinosaur models. Upgrading to PRO allows members to have first dibs on newly-released boxes, custom recommendations and access to Golden Threds, which offers boxes of brand new kids' clothes from premium retailers. Buy today's Moolala deal, and discover a frugal way to keep kids looking great for years to come."

Moolala is a free daily deal site.  To sign up for free, go here.  This link will also take you to the Thred-Up deal.  The deal expires on May 22, 2012.  It is only good for your very first box (so only new customers) and you are only allowed one per person.

Weekly Diaper Deals, May 22-28



I hope everyone was able to enjoy that sunshine we had last week.  I am REALLY hoping it comes back soon!  I bought some Little Swimmers last week for my baby, so now it needs to get really warm so he can actually use like at least one!

I wanted to let you know what a "baseline" price is for diapers so you can tell if you are in fact getting a good deal.  A while back Queen Bee Coupons and Savings did a post on Costco prices vs. Couponing.  I think most people assume Costco is the best deal, so I will use their diaper prices as your "baseline."  I can guarantee you can almost always find diapers cheaper with coupons.  Wipes are kind of hit and miss.  As long as you are not picky about brand/type, you can usually find them cheaper with coupons.

Huggies Size 2  $0.16/diaper
Kirkland Size 1-2  $0.14/diaper
Huggies Size 3  $0.18/diaper
Kirkland Size 3  $0.19/diaper
Huggies Size 4  $0.20/diaper
Kirkland Size 4  $0.20/diaper
Huggies Size 5  $0.23/diaper
Kirkland Size 5 $0.23/diaper
Huggies Size 6  $0.28/diaper
Kirkland Size 6  $0.29/diaper
Huggies Pull Ups 2T-3T  $0.33/diaper
Huggies Pull Ups 3T-4T  $0.36/diaper
Huggies Pull Ups 4T-5T  $0.44/diaper

Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber and Green Tea Wipes, $0.024/wipe
Kirkland All Natural Fiber Wipes  $0.02/wipe

Hope this list helps you define what a good sale is.  :)  Again, thank you Queen Bee Coupons for taking the time to compile that list!! 

This week's diaper deals aren't all that hot.  Walgreens has got a pretty good sale on Little Swimmers and Fred Meyer has an okay sale on Huggies products.   

Coupons (thanks to We Use Coupons)

$2/1 Huggies Pull Ups, Jumbo Pack+FREE Nestle Juicy Juice wyb Huggies Little Swimmers, All You June 2011 (p. 46)(ex 7/31)
$1/1 Huggies Flushable Moist Wipes, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$1.50/1 Huggies Pull Ups, Jumbo Pack, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$1/1 Huggies Little Swimmers Sun Care, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)
$2.50/1 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)

$2.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Home Mailer (ex 7/31)
$3/1 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, Home Mailer (ex 7/31)
$0.75/1 Huggies Wipes, 64+ count, Home Mailer (ex 7/31)
$2/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers
$2/1 Huggies Diapers
$3.50/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count$2/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count
$3/1 Huggies Diapers
$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers
$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups, Jumbo pack+, Cars 2 Home Mailer (ex 8/31)
$1/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Flushable Wipes, Cars 2 Home Mailer (ex 8/31)
$2/1 Huggies Big Pack Diapers or Wipes, Walgreens Infant Coupon Book (ex 12/31)
$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers (10-12 pack), Walgreens IVC (ex 5/28)
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers Box Diapers, Walgreens IVC (ex 5/28)
$2/1 Huggies 72 count Jeans natural care baby wipes wyb 52+ count Huggies Jean Little Movers--TARGET

$1/1 Pampers Kandoo Wipes (this comes via snail mail)
$2/1 Pampers Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
$0.50/1 Pampers Wipes, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
$1/1 Pampers Wipes, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
$1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups, Trainers, Underjams, Nightwear or Splashers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
FREE Pampers Sensitive Wipes wyb Pampers Diapers, 48+ count, TARGET COUPON, 5/1 P&G (ex 6/30)
$2/1 Pampers Cruisers, Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers, Walgreens Infant Coupon Book (ex 12/31)
$1/1 Pampers Diapers, PG $110 Savings Book, (ex varies)
KROGER (Fred Meyer, QFC) ALSO HAS A LOG OF PAMPERS E-COUPONS AVAILABLE


$1/1 Luvs Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
$1/1 Luvs Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 6/30)
$1/1 Luvs Diapers (comes via snail mail)
$1/1 Luvs Diapers, PG $110 Savings Book, (ex varies)

$1/1 Seventh Generation Diapers, Training Pants or Wipes
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product
$1/1 Seventh Generation Product

STORE DEALS

AMAZON

Amazon usually has some pretty great deals on diapers.  This is normally where I get my diapers because I can usually get them for FREE!  To find out how to get FREE diapers at Amazon, head over to my post here.  Even without the 20% discount codes and no Swagbucks gift cards, it seems like Amazon consistently has really good prices.  They have also recently added "coupons" that you can clip for Pampers diapers, bringing the price down even more.  :)  It is definitely usually cheaper than Costco and delivered to your doorstep for FREE (if you are an Amazon Mom member-free to join)
 

RITE AID

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diaper and Easy Ups, on sale for $9.99
-$2/1 Pampers Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
-$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
 -$1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups, Trainers, Underjams, Nightwear or Splashers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
-$1/1 Pampers Diapers, PG $110 Savings Book, (ex varies)As low as $7.99 for Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers and $8.49 for Pampers Easy Ups

Pampers Baby Wipes (64-72 ct), on sale for $2.99
-$0.50/1 Pampers Wipes, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
-$1/1 Pampers Wipes, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
As low as $1.99, or  $0.027/wipe


TARGET

Huggies Little Swimmers and Pampers Splashers, on sale for $9.99
-$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11) 
-FREE Nestle Juicy Juice wyb Huggies Little Swimmers, All You June 2011 (p. 46)(ex 7/31)
-$1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups, Trainers, Underjams, Nightwear or Splashers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)
TOTAL  $7.99 for Huggies Little Swimmers PLUS FREE Juicy Juice OR $8.49 for Pampers Splashers

(See Walgreens below for a GREAT deal on Little Swimmers)

Huggies and Pampers Value Pack Diapers, on sale for $29.99
Get a $10 Target gift card wyb 2

-$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)  OR
-$2.50/1 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)  OR
-$2.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Home Mailer (ex 7/31)  OR
-$3/1 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers, Home Mailer (ex 7/31)  OR
-$2/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count  OR
-$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers  OR
-$2/1 Huggies Diapers  OR
-$3.50/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count  OR -$2/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count  OR
-$3/1 Huggies Diapers  OR
-$1.50/1 Huggies Diapers

-$2/1 Pampers Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
-$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31)  OR
-$1/1 Pampers Diapers, PG $110 Savings Book, (ex varies)   STACK WITH
-FREE Pampers Sensitive Wipes wyb Pampers Diapers, 48+ count, TARGET COUPON, 5/1 P&G (ex 6/30)

Deal Scenarios

Buy 2 Value Boxes of Huggies @ $29.99
-$3.50/1 Huggies Diapers, 60+ count x 2
Pay $52.98, Get $10 Gift Card
Like Paying $21.49 per Value Box


Buy 2 Value Boxes of Pampers @$29.99
-$2/1 Pampers Diapers, 5/1 P&G (ex 5/31) x 2
-FREE Pampers Sensitive Wipes wyb Pampers Diapers, 48+ count, TARGET COUPON, 5/1 P&G (ex 6/30) x 2
Pay $55.98, Get $10 Gift Card and 2 Pampers Wipes
Like paying $22.99 per Value Box plus you get 2 things of wipes


WALGREENS

Huggies Little Swimmers, on sale for $6.99
-$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11)   AND
-FREE Nestle Juicy Juice wyb Huggies Little Swimmers, All You June 2011 (p. 46)(ex 7/31)  AND
-$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers (10-12 pack), Walgreens IVC (ex 5/28)
TOTAL  $2.99 for Little Swimmers AND Juicy Juice!! 

Walgreens Premium Value Pack Diapers, on sale for $15
(It seems like there was a coupon in the Baby and Infant care book that Walgreens put out, but I can't find it)


Walgreens Premium Baby Wipes, 64-78 count, on sale for $1.99


FRED MEYER

Save $3 OYNO wyb $15 worth of Huggies Products

Huggies Box Pack Diapers, on sale for $18.99
Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, on sale for $8.99
Huggies Pull-Ups, on sale for $18.99
Huggies Little Swimmers, on sale for $6.99
Huggies Goodnights, on sale for $18.99
Huggies baby wipes, on sale 2/$5


(See list of coupons at the top for matching coupons)


Deal Scenario

Buy 1 Huggies Jumbo Pack @ $8.99

Buy 1 Huggies Little Swimmers @ $6.99
Buy 1 Juicy Juice (I don't know how much these are)
-$3/1 Huggies Diapers
-$2/1 Huggies Little Swimmers, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11) 
-FREE Nestle Juicy Juice wyb Huggies Little Swimmers, All You June 2011 (p. 46)(ex 7/31)
Pay $10.98, Get $3 OYNO 
Like paying $7.98 for a Jumbo pack of diapers, Little Swimmers and Juicy Juice or $2.66 each!


Buy 1 Huggies Jumbo Pack @ $8.99
Buy 3 Huggies Wipes @ $2.50
-$3/1 Huggies Diapers
-$0.50/1 Huggies Wipes, 5/15 SS (ex 6/11) x 3
Pay $11.99, Get $3 OYNO
Like paying $8.99 for a Jumbo pack of diapers and 3 wipes or $2.25 each!

Year of the Staycation 2011: Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater



I am so excited to be able to write about free and inexpensive things to do around Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater this summer.  Gas has gotten so expensive, most people are probably going to be sticking closer to home this summer.  This doesn't have to be a downer!!  There are tons of great things to do as a family around town! 

If you don't live in the Olympia, Lacey, or Tumwater area, no worries!  There are over 100 bloggers writing about Staycations all over the United States.  Tomorrow, I will post links to all of their posts so that you can check out other places to enjoy some inexpensive activities. 

Lacey

Summer Lunch Program and Playground Pals
Lacey Parks and Recreation offers school aged kids under 19 free lunch and snack Monday through Friday (June 27 to August 19).  Lunch is from 12-12:30 and snack is from 3-3:30.  They offer supervised free play, arts and crafts, games, fitness activities and reading activities for children ages 6 to 12.  These activities are held at Mt. View Elementary, Lydia Hawke Elementary and Pleasant Glade Elementary.  Participants may come and go at any time.  There is no program on July 4.  For more information, visit the Lacey Parks and Recreation page.

Lacey In Tune
*All take place at Huntamer Park (corner of 7th Ave NE and Woodland Sqaure Lp in Lacey)*

Childrens Entertainment Series, Tuesdays (June 21-August 2), 6:30pm
Noon Tunes, Wednesdays (June 22-July 27), 12pm
Music and Movies, Saturdays (June 16-August 13), 7pm

Check here for a list of performers/movies, All events are FREE

Lacey Community Market
Huntamer Park
July 10, August 14, September 11, 10am-4pm
For list of performers/vendors/activities click here

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express
Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX, 5400 Martin Way E, (360) 455-0182
$1 G & PG Movies, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (June 28-August 31), 10am
Go here for a list of movies showing

Thurston County Fair
3054 Carpenter Rd SE
August 3-7, Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday, 10am to 8pm
Adult $7, Senior (60+) $6, Youth (6-14) $5, 5 and under FREE, Family Pass $18

One Buck Wednesday:  Bring a can a food for the Thurston County Food Bank on Wednesday, August 3 and get in for only $1.

Kids Day:  Thursday, August 4 is kids day.  All kids 14 and under are $2.

Buddy Day:  Thursday, August 4, bring a buddy when you get an arm band for the rides and you will get another one free.  One costs $23 and allows you unlimited rides.

PRE-PURCHASE ARM BANDS BY AUGUST 2 (at the Fair Office) FOR ONLY $18!!

Swimming 

Timberline High School (indoor), Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 to August 19, 1-3pm, FREE

River Ridge High School (indoor), 350 River Ridge Dr SE, Monday through Friday, July 5 to August 19, 1-3pm (closed July 4)
Saturday, June 4 to September 10, 1-3pm (closed June 18, 25, and September 3), $4 per person, $2 Senior (55+), 3 and under are FREE

Tanglewilde Pool, 414 Wildcat St SE, (360) 491-3907, Recreational Swim 1pm-6pm, Family Swim 6pm-8pm, $6 individual day pass, $3 Evening Rates (6pm-8pm)

Long Lake Park, 2790 Carpenter Road SE, 7am-Dusk, FREE

Museums

Lacey Museum, 829 Lacey St SE, (360) 438-0209. Thursday-Friday 11am-3pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, FREE, donations appreciated

Childrens Storytimes

Cabelas, 1600 Gateway Blvd NE, 1st Saturday of every month, 10:30am, Ages 4-9, Cabela's Deli will provide snacks after the story

Other Events:

Dixieland Jazz Festival
Huntamer Park and St. Martins University
June 23-26
For Times and Prices click the link above

Fireworks at South Sound Center

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cheap Pepsi at Safeway TODAY ONLY!

 
One of Safeway's Friday deals is 24 packs of Pepsi products for only $5!  That is half off the shelf price as it is, but if you buy 2, you can use the $2/2 Pepsi 24-packs found in the 5/1 Moments to Save insert.  This makes a 24-pack only $4, or the equivalent of $2 for a 12-pack!!  This is my stock up price for soda.  Like I said earlier, this is their FRIDAY sale, so you can only do this deal today!

GROUPON: $6 for a Steam Train Ride in Chehalis



If you have kids who LOVE trains (or if you are a train lover yourself), this is the deal for you!  Groupon is offering a 75-minute steam train ride in Chehalis for only $6

You would leave from the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum in Chehalis and the ride would take you through Milburn.  It is a 12 mile trek on a 1916 steam-powered train.

For an additional $3, you can upgrade to the Riverview Coach Ride experience.  This takes you along the Chehalis river for 18 miles and is usually about 2 hours long.

The downside to this deal is that you are only allowed one per person.  You can buy more tickets as gifts, but only one is allowed per visit.  :(  Tickets are normally $12.  So, I guess you would get one ticket at half price at least. 

If you would like to purchase this deal, go here to sign up for Groupon (if you are not signed up already).  It is free and they have some really amazing deals!  Go ahead and purchase the deal and enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bridesmaid Ticket for only $6!



It must be a movie day today on the web since this is the second daily deal that involves movies!  You can get one Bridesmaids movie ticket for only $6 through Daily Candy Deals.  After you purchase the deal, you will get a code which you can use through Fandango to purchase the actual ticket for the time and location of the movie you want to see.  There is a limit of one ticket per person.  They expire on July 19th.  They can only be used through Fandango (so make sure the theatre you want to go to is on Fandango). 

To purchase this deal go here.  If you have not registered, you will need to do so to buy the deal.  It is totally free to do so.  Purchase the deal, wait for the code, buy your ticket online at Fandango and enjoy the show!

HURRY! 4 Movie Tickets for $30-Just $7.50 Each!!



Goldstar is offering their AMC Movie Ticket deal again!  You can get four AMC movie ticket for only $30!  That is just $7.50 a ticket!!  You need to hurry, though, if you want this deal, because it is only good today (until midnight). 

The tickets are good at any AMC, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, Star and Showplace theatres nationwide.  They can be used together or separate.  They are good for any movie, any time!  There is a surcharge for IMAX and 3-D, though. 


To get this deal go here to sign up for Goldstar.  It is totally free!  Goldstar is an entertainment daily deal site.  Then just purchase the deal! 


I did this deal the last time they had it.  They actually send you the tickets in the mail, so you have them in hand to use whenever.  It is an AWESOME deal, especially with the price of movies nowadays! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Albertson's Doubles Are Coming....AGAIN!! :)



I am SO excited to have two weeks in a row of Albertson's doublers!  I love getting free or nearly free groceries.  These double weeks are GREAT opportunities to start your stockpile.  If you don't want to start big or don't have enough cash flow to really stockpile after your weekly groceries, Double weeks can help you with that.  There are plenty of items this week that are FREE (or even just pennies on the dollar) with doubles and coupons, so you don't even need extra cash!!  I challenge you take less than $10 and see what you can get at Albertson's this weekend for your stockpile.  :)

Be sure to subscribe to the News Tribune before Friday to make sure that you get your Twice the Value coupons.  The last couple of Sundays that Twice the Value coupons have come out, it has been difficult to find copies of the News Tribune in the stores (plus you have to pay full price if you buy it in the store).  You can usually find copies of The Olympian, but this paper DOES NOT have nearly as good of coupon inserts as the News Tribune.  I offer a special on the News Tribune where you get it DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR for HALF THE NEWSSTAND PRICE!!  PLUS if you coupons happen to be missing (like they can be if you buy your paper at the store a lot of the time) they will deliver your missing coupons to you!  How can you go wrong?!  Check it out here and make sure to let them know that FREEZING QUEEN sent you (I am still trying to put Coupon Savant on the account for this special).  

Here are some links to some fellow bloggers doubler match-ups.  Some of my favorites for the week are $0.50 Kraft Dressing (I am running kind of low), the FREE Lawry's marinade (great for grilling season!), the FREE Rhodes dinner rolls (these are YUMMY and EASY!), $0.89 Ball Park Franks (definitely cheaper than Costco!), and the $0.50 Chinet plates (gotta stock up for camping!).  What are some of your favorites this weekend?

Coupon Connections NW
Queen Bee Coupons
Frugal Living NW
The Coupon Project 

Hope you can find something to add to your stockpile this week.  :)  Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about Albertson's and their Twice the Value coupon policy.

GROUPON: $26 for 8 Regular Sized Subs at Quiznos


Today's Groupon Daily Deal is $26 for 8 Regular sized subs (up to a $51.92 value!) at the Quiznos of your choice.  It is a national deal, but you need to look on Groupon page closest to you to see which Quiznos are participating so that you can exchange the voucher for a punch card at those locations.  The small print also states that the punch card is only good at the location purchased and by purchased, I assume they mean where you exchange the voucher for the punch card.  

You are able to buy one per person and one additional as a gift.  You must exchange the voucher for a punch card by July 4, 2011!  After that, the punch card does not expire.

To get the deal, go to Groupon.  Choose the city closest to where you are as your Groupon "homepage."  If you do not see the deal right away, look to the right and there will be a list of other deals happening currently.  There will probably be one labeled "Multiple Locations" and this is the one to choose.  When you get to the Quiznos deal page, look on the right below the deal and it will have a link to the Quiznos' website and under that will be a link to the participating Quiznos in your area.  Make sure there is one that you will be able to go to regularly to use your punch card.  Buy the deal and enjoy!!  :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shopping Trip 5/16 and 5/17

I went to Albertson's last night and did three transactions of double coupons and then today, I went to Albertson's again for another set of transactions, to Safeway to take advantage of the cheap Off Clip Ons and the Reach catalina offer, and then my weekly run to Rite Aid.  I ended up spending a little more than I had hoped for because there were a couple of things that were not the price I had read they were on blogs.  But, I still think I did okay for my weekly grocery/tioletries/household run.  I ended up spending $65.51 but saved $196.25, and coupons were $108.73 of that!!!  I just love seeing pieces of paper transformed into "money." :)

Here is last nights run to Albertsons:


Transaction #1

3 Hunts Ketchup, on sale for $0.88
-$0.35/1 from inside of Banquet dinner box x 3
-Doubler x 3
= $0.54

Transaction #2

6 Chef Boyardee Big Pasta, on sale for $0.88
-$0.50/2 from inside of Banquet dinner box x 3
-Doubler x 3
=$2.28

Transaction #3

4  Goldfish Crackers, on sale for $1 wyb 10 participating products
-$0.75/2 printable NLA x 2
-Doubler x 2

3 Goldfish Grahams, on sale for $1 wyb 10
-$0.35/1 printable x 3
-Doubler

3 Fuze Drinks, on sale for $0.50 wyb 10

TAX $0.16

=$4.10

TOTAL SAVED  $32.59

Today's Trip:



Albertson's Transactions:

Transaction #1

2 Hormel Always Tender Seasoned Pork, on sale for $10.99 and B1G1
-$1/1 from 5/8 SS x 2
-Doubler x 2

2 Chef Boyardee Big Pasta, on sale for $0.88
-$0.50/1 from inside of Banquet dinner box
-Doubler

2 Medium Dozen Eggs, on clearance for $0.99/each

Chicken Drumsticks, on sale for $0.99/lb

=$13.20

Transaction #2

2 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, on sale for $2.49 with in-ad coupon
-$1/2 from 4/17 SS
-Doubler

Hormel Complete for Kids, $2.49
-$1/1 from 5/8 SS
-Doubler

=$3.47

Saved $28.96

Safeway Transactions

I did three (12 toothbrushes total) of this transaction so I could get three separate catalinas

4 Childrens Reach Toothbrushes, on sale for $1.87
-$2/2 coupon from 5/8 SS x 2
TAX $0.65
=$4.13, got $4 catalina for buying 4

Transaction #4

5 Honey Nut Cheerios, on sale for $1.99 wyb 4 participating products
-$0.55/1 printable here or here x 5

Cookie Crisp Cereal, on sale for $1.99 wyp 4
-$0.75/1 printable here

10 Sobes, on sale for $0.79
-$1.50/5 from Moments to Save Insert from 5/1 paper x 2

2 Gallons of Milk, 2/$5.98
-FREE Milk Catalina w/ purchase of 3 GM cereals x 2

2 Pine Sol, on sale for $1.49 w/ in-ad coupon (these were the big ones, too!)
-$1/1 printable here x 2

2 Off Clipable Fans, on clearance for $4.99
-$2/1 printable here x 2

Off Deep Woods Repellant (definitely needed when backpacking!), on clearance for $2.99
-$0.75/1 printable here

-$4 catalinas x 3

TAX  $2.34
TOTAL $15.88
Saved $65.04

Rite Aid Transactions

Rite Aid actually had everything I went in to get today.  AND it is TUESDAY!!  I was SHOCKED!  It must help that they are now putting restrictions on most of the good sales (like 2 per person, etc.). 

Transaction #1

Rimmell Glam Eyes Mascara, $7.49
Rimmell Glam Eyes Mascara, on sale B1G1 50% off ($3.74)
-$2/1 printable here x 2
-$2/1 Video Values from April (NLA to watch)

Rimmell Nail Polish, $3.99
Rimmell Nail Polish, on sale B1G1 50% off ($1.99)
-$2/1 printable here x 2

2 Oral B Cross Action Toothbrushes, on sale for $2.99
-$1.50/1 from 5/1 P&G x 2

-$3/$15 Survey Coupon

TAX $2.02
TOTAL  $9.21
Saved $25.75
Got (2) $2 UP+ Rewards for the Oral B and $5 UP+Rewards from spending $15 on Rimmell

Transaction #2

Huggies Little Swimmers, on sale $7
-$2/1 from 5/15 SS (FYI-they would not take the $3/1 Huggies Diaper printable for these :()

Huggies Jumbo pack diapers, on sale for $10
-$3/1 prinable here

Kotex U Tampons, on sale $3.50
-$1/1 printable here

-$3/$15 Survey Coupon
-$9 UP+ Rewards

TAX $1.78
TOTAL  $4.28
Saved $24.47
Got back $5 UP+ Rewards for spending $20 on participating products

To learn how you can save money like this on your everyday purchases, check out my Strategic Shopping Classes!  Now available in all 50 states via Skype!

Monday, May 16, 2011

FREE Blockbuster Express Rental-TODAY ONLY



There is a code for a FREE Blockbuster Express rental for today only (5/16).  The code is MONDAYFUN and can be used for any one rental.  I know that there is a brand new Blockbuster Express Kiosk at the Rite Aid in Lacey (corner of Martin and Marvin Rds).  You can go here to check and see if there is one close to where you live.

Thanks, The Coupon Posse!

Thred Up Deal


Here is another Thred Up Daily Deal from Deal Digger (which is a daily deal site sponsored by the Seattle Times) just in case you have missed the last few that have come and gone.  Thred Up is a great way to "get rid" of some of your children's clothing and get some "new" gently used clothing for them!  Here is how it works:
  • Buy your first box: Browse by size, season, gender or brand, then pick a box of pre-loved kids’ merchandise listed by another mom. The average box contains 15 items and includes top brands like Gap, Carter's, Children's Place and Gymboree.

  • A one year PRO swapping membership: Your PRO membership unlocks a variety of conveniences for fast access and better selection. You’ll get 24-hour exclusive access to newly listed boxes (so you get first dibs on the best stuff); access to “Golden Threds,” treasure hunts for free boxes of new, high-end kids’ clothes; custom recommendations about boxes thredUP thinks you’ll like; and notifications when your favorite senders post new stuff.

  • De-clutter for free: ThredUP sends you empty boxes at sign-up. Box up your kids outgrown clothes and when another mom picks your listing, send it to her for free. thredUP even generates the shipping label and schedules home pick-up.
This daily deal from Deal Digger is $19 and is good for one box of clothes (with shipping) and Pro Membership to Thred Up for a year.  It is only good for new members and cannot be combined with any other offers.  You are able to buy one for yourself and one more as a gift.  It expires on May 10, 2012.  Must be used at www.thredup.com.