Ice Age

Go here to print a $2/1 Q for Ice Age.  There are a few other movies available for the $2/1, but the DEAL is on Ice Age.  Currently it is $9.00 at Wal-Mart.  I have heard rumors is it below $7.00 at some Wal-Marts.  With the $2/1 Q, you can snag this movie for $7-$5.  WHAT A DEAL!  This is a great gift for the holidays and you can stack with the Ice Age – Dawn of the Dinosaurs coming to stores on 10/27 and The Meltdown to create your own Age Ice Movie Collection.  I just picked up my copy…my daughter loves this movie!



Check out the great coupons you can get just for visiting Bath & Body Works.  I stopped by yesterday while I was at the mall.  The coupons are as follows:

  • FREE Items when you purchase $15 (up to $13 value- free item)
  • $10 off Purchase of $30 or more
  • Save 20% on your entire purchase

These are GREAT coupons and will be handy for the Holiday season.  Stop in the store to get yours today!

Target is a great place to shop using your coupons.  Not only can you use Manufacturer coupons, but Target also has store coupons.  You are allowed to use one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon on each item.  Target will also price match to local competitor ads.  I have price matched Walgreens before with NO problems.  Here is what I think are the best deals for the week (thanks Stephanie at Couponing 101 for compiling the list).

Airwick I-Motion Ultra $5.99
– $6/1 Q (9/13 SS)
= Free

Campbell’s Tomato Soup 60¢
– $1/2 Printable Coupon
= 10¢ ea.

Gillette Fusion Power Razor $7.94, Buy 2 and Earn a $5 Gift Card
– (2) $4/1 Qs (9/27 P&G)
= $1.44 ea.

General Mills Frankenberry Cereal (and select others) $1.99
– $1/2 Printable Coupon
– $1/2 Target Coupon
= 99¢ ea.

Playskool Musical Sit ‘n Spin $20
– $10/1 Q (10/18 SS) or Printable Coupon
= $10

Chef Michael’s Dry Dog Food 24 oz Bag $4.26
– $1/1 Target Q (8/30 SS) AND
– $3/1 Q (10/11 SS)
= 26¢

Bumble Bee Tuna 3 oz $1
– $1/1 Printable Coupon
= Free

Snuggle Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets $3.99
– $3/1 Q (10/4 RP)
= 99¢

Chex Mix 8 oz $1.75
– $1/1 Target Coupon AND
– 50¢/1 Printable Coupon HERE or HERE
= 25¢

*You could also price match these to the Walgreens ad to snag Free Bags!

Skippy Peanut Butter 15 oz $1.79
– $1/1 Target Coupon AND
– 75¢/1 Q (10/4 RP) *Not all areas received this coupon.
= 4¢

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowls $2.29
– $1/1 Target Coupon AND
– 75¢/1, $1/1, or $1/2 Q (8/30 RP)
= 29¢ – 79¢

Hormel Compleats $1.98
– $2/1 Q (All You Mag October Issue)
= Free

Glade Scented Oil Candle Holders (no candle included) $1.50 *Buy 2 plus 2 refills
– $2/2 Q (9/30 SS) AND
– (2) Buy Holder Get Free Refill Qs (8/23 SS) or Printable Coupon
= $1 for all, 25¢ ea.

Rolaids 3 pk $1.99
– $4/2 Q (10/4 RP)
= 2 Free

Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidant Bars (5 count) $2.33 each, Buy 4 and Earn a $5 Target Gift Card (deal good through 11/2)
– (4) 75¢/1 Printable Coupons
= $6.32, Earn a $5 Target Gift Card
= 33¢ ea.

Johnson’s Buddies Soaps 97¢
– $1/1 Q (9/13 SS)
= Free

Rimmel Mascara $2.29
– $2/1 Q (All You Mag September Issue or 8/23 RP)
= 29¢

Hungry Hippos Travel Size Games $4.99
– $4/1 Printable Coupon
= 99¢

To see Stephanie’s full list of match-up, click here.

Don’t forget to grab your paper today to get all the ads in one place! Here are the coupons you can snag with each ad:


Seasoned Boneless Pork Chops, Buy one Get Two Free

Boneless Petite Sirloin Steak, Buy one get two free

Angus London Broil or Ground Angus London Broil, Buy one get two free

St Louis Pork Ribs, Buy one get two free

Free Halloween Plush with the purchase of any 3 cards


$3/1 Huggies Diapers Box

Don’t forget that Publix accepts competitor coupons….that is why making sure you have all the ads is worthwhile.  I can’t begin to tell you how stuffed my freezer is from all the Buy1 Get 2 meat Q’s from Albertson’s that I use at Publix!!

If you would like some free Chex mix, check out Target this week.  Target now price matches, so take the Walgreens ad to Target (they are on sale $3/2).  Then print the Target coupon for $1/1 here and use the $0.50/1 Manufacturer Coupon from the 9/13 or 10/4RP Insert.  You can also print the Q here.

Here are the deals that I think are great deals for the above week (Thanks Michelle!)

Chef Boyardee, Assorted Varieties, 14.5 to 15-oz can, BOGO $1.50

  • B3G1 All You, August 28, 2009
  • B10G3 Winn Dixie or Albertsons Flyer?
  • $1/2; $.40/1 Chef Boyardee Microwave Bowls, Any 14.5 Oz.from  10-04-09 SS (if included)

If the bowls are included use the $.40/1 (doubles to .80¢) to get each item FREE

Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, Assorted Varieties,13 to 18-oz box or Just Bunches! 17-oz box (Excluding Family Size) BOGO $3.99

  • $2 off Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches  AND People En Espanol Magazine from 10-04-09 SS
  • $2/1 Pecan Bunches PRINT

The $2/1 means each box is FREE after coupon.

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Assorted Varieties, 8.4 or 8.7-oz box, BOGO $2.99

  • $1/2; $.75/2 from 10-11-09 RP
  • $1/2 Frito-Lay “Load Up On Fun” or PRINT
  • $3/5 Manuf Q from Albertson’s Flyer
  • $.50/1 Target IP PRINT

If your store accepts 2 Target coupons…use the $1/2 with two Target IP’s to pay .99¢ for two boxes!

Nabisco Ritz Crackers, Assorted Varieties, 7.5 to 16-oz box, BOGO $3.49 **Keep The Jingle In Your Holidays Rebate Eligible HERE!

  • $1/2 Keep the Jingle in your Holidays
  • $1/2 “Traditional Family Recipes with a Twist”
  • Free Crackerfuls wyb Ritz from 08-23-09 SS
  • $1/2 Sunset, October 2009
  • $1/2 Nabisco Calendar  Booklet
  • $1/2 PRINT

Buy two boxes of Ritz and a box of Crackerfuls–use a $1/2 on the Ritz and a FREE Crackerfuls Q to pay $2.49 for all 3 boxes  (that is like paying .83¢ per box)  NOTE: the Crackerfuls coupon says limit one per person per transaction– thus the reason I did NOT say use two coupons

Tombstone Pizza, Assorted Varieties, 18.1 to 29.5-oz pkg (Excluding Stuffed Crust and Brick Oven Varieties) BOGO $4.99 *Tombstone Pay your Bills Promo HERE

  • $1.50/2; $.75/2 from 09-27-09 SS
  • $1/3 Kraft Foods Food & Family, September 2009

The $1.50/2 will mean you pay $1.75 per pizza

Pillsbury Savorings Flaky Pastry Bites, 8.5-oz box or Bread Bowl Bites, 7.8-oz box or Totinos Pizza Rolls, 40-ct, 19.8-oz bag, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.79

  • $.55/1 Savorings PRINT & PRINT
  • $1/1 Savorings from  09-13-09 GM & 08-09-09 GM
  • $.55/1 Pillsbury Savorings Bread Bowl Bites from 10-04-09 SS &  09-13-09 GM
  • $.55/1 Savorings from 10-04-09 SS &  09-13-09 GM & 08-09-09 GM
  • $1/2; $.35/1 Totino’s Rolls Snacks from 09-13-09 GM & 08-30-09 SS
  • $.40/2 Totino’s Rolls Snacks from 08-09-09 GM

Use the $1/1 to pay .90¢ per box of Savorings

To see the rest of the ad check out Michelle’s post here.

I hope everyone is enjoying all the coupon tips, post a comment to let us know the savings you are enjoying using coupons!

Today I want to talk about two different stores (good places to get started couponing) and some successful strategies to shop each one.

1. CVS – This by far is one of the easiest stores to shop.  Before couponing I haECBrdly ever visited a CVS, unless I needed a prescription.  Boy, I had no idea what I was missing.  CVS has a reward program they call Extra Care Bucks (ECBs).  To participate you have to ask for a Reward Card in the store or sign-up online.

The way you work CVS is to cash in on the ECB deals they have each week and then start “rolling” your ECBs.  Rolling is taking ECBs from one week to use in purchases for the next week.  To keep rolling, you must purchase items that will give you ECBs.  Sometimes finding items with ECBs can be difficult since sales vary from week to week, but you can always skip a week (so long as your ECBs are not expiring).

CVS will run ECB deals on select items so when you buy it, you get the full price of the product back in ECBs – meaning free products.  Then you use a coupon on top of the ECB’s you get back and you can “make money” on the purchase.  How that works:  You buy product A for $6.99, use a $1.50/1 Q coupon, thus paying $5.49 (+tax) oop and you will get a $6.99 ECB on your receipt.  This is one of the biggest reasons why CVS is so much fun.

2. Publix – Publix is by far my favorite grocery store.  Yes, their prices are higher than other local stores, but with their sales and coupon policy, you can really get some great deals, even some free stuff.  Publix’s coupon policy allows customers to use 1 manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon per item.  So, if you have Product A for $2.99 and a manufacturer’s coupon for $1/1 and a store coupon for $1/1, you get Product A for $0.99.  Cool right!  Also, the same rule applies to BOGO (buy one, get one) items.  When you get two items for a BOGO sale, you can use a coupon for each product.  I used to think because the product was free, that I could not use a coupon.  That was WRONG!  Publix does allow you to use the free item towards the coupon item count.  This is almost like double coupons (but only on the BOGO items).  Florida stores do not double coupons  – yes it is sad, but we have our advantages.  Also, Publix has a Upromise program, where you can add money to a college savings accont for your child (or a family member).

Publix also accepts competitor coupons.  Each Publix can determine what they deem their competitor.  So be sure to call customer service at your Publix to determine what competitor coupons you can use.

You can grab some cheap Dr. Pepper at Target, click here.  Plus is you have the peelies that were on the boxes a while back, you can get a box of Dr. Pepper for $1.  Without the peelie, they are still a good price at $2.00

Savings BookkletP&G has a great coupon book you can sign-up for online and they will mail it to you.  I highly recommend it, it only takes about 2 minutes and they will mail it to your house!  Go here to sign up.

Today I shopped Walgreens, CVS and Publix.  I usually shop at least one store on Sunday to get my copies of the Sunday paper.  Some places do sell Sunday papers all week, but there is no guarantee they will have them, so if I am not busy I try to make sure to get my Sunday papers.

CVS-WAGS 10-18-09


WAGS was a slow one for me this week.  I took advantage of the monthly register rewards on Chapstick, but other than that I took advantage of the RR I had that were going to expire next week and bought the below:

4 Lindsay Olives , ( Used WAGS Q $99/1, Manufacturer Q $2/1)

5 Newspapers ($2 x 2, $1 x 3)

1 Walgreens Orange Juice (no Q’s)

1 Chapstick Mandarin, (no Q’s)

Used, $13 in RR from previous transaction, total oop $1.40 for $21.94 in products.  Then I received a $3 RR to use on my next trip.


CVS has not had the greatest sales lately, but they do have a money maker on the Glade products.  Here is what I got:

1 Glade Fragrance Collection Diffuser (used $3/1 Q)

1 MacArthur Orange Juice (no Q)

1 CVS Green Bag Tag

Used, $7.00 ECB from previous purchase so total oop was $1.49 for $15.39 in products.  I also received $6.99 ECB to use on my next purchase.

Publix 10-18-09


Publix was also a slow one as I bought the REALLY good deals the other day, see my post here (make sure you get your FREE fabric softener and FREE toothpaste).  Here is what I got:

2 Sunkist Orange Soda 12 Packs

2 A&W Root Beer 12 Packs

1 Hawaiian Punch 12 Pack Juice

2 Progresso Bread Crumbs

2 Entenmann’s Doughnuts

2 Fast Fixin Bags Chicken Nuggets (used 2 – $1/1 Q’s)

1/4 Lb Publix Hard Salami

16 Packs of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning (used 3 $1/3 and 4 Free Seasoning wyb 2 products)

2 LBs Bananas

3 Packages of Chicken Breasts (used Albertson’s Q buy 1 get 2 free)

I also used a $5 off $50 Albertson’s Q for an oop of $29.72 for $90.07 in products.  Not my best week, but still a 68% savings overall.  I also bought some splurge items for my husband for work, so without those my oop would have been $13.00.

Let me know if you have questions regarding any of the above scenarios and remember to check out my posts on the Publix, Walgreens and CVS to check out all of the possible deals.