Monday, May 30, 2011


Starting Monday 5/30 through June 26 Burger Kind restaurant will give you a FREE 20 ounce soft drink with purchase of a WHOPPER (available for all WHOPPER Sandwiches, with the exception of the WHOPPER Jr. and the WHOPPER Value Meal)- Thanks, A Thrifty Mom!

Also, be on the lookout on your receipt! I got one that allowed me to take a survey and gave me a code for a FREE Whopper!

Free NasaDock® from NeilMed (Neti Pot)

I have always had great luck with NeilMed! I love their products and they always send their full size freebies in a timely manner!

To help NeilMed improve their products, fill out this survey. In exchange for your time, they will mail you a FREE NasaDock®.

Thanks, I Crave Freebies!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Got (cheap) BBQ Sauce?!

Fire up your grill with these YUMMY prices!

Foods Co:
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce:
Sale Price .78 - use $1/off 3 Coupon
Final Price: .45 each!

Jack Daniel's BBQ Sauce:
Sale price .99
Use the .55 cent off Coupon
Final Price: .44 each!

Great Deals at Walgreens: Week of 5/29

Here are just a few things I will be stocking up on at Walgreen's this week! For a more comprehensive list, visit the Krazy Coupon Lady!

Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent, 25 – 32 loads, Powder, 36 loads
Buy One Get One Free, Limit 4
$1.00/2 – Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergents or Fabric Softener Sheets – (
$1.00/2 Arm and Hammer Laundry Products, any from SS 4/10
Final Price: Unknown

Kellogg’s Select Cereal, 8.7 – 15 oz or Pop-tarts, 8 pk $1.99
Limit, 4
$0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal – (
$1.00/2 – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereals – (
$0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal – (
$1.00/2 – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch or Raisin Bran Extra Cereals – (
$1.00/3 Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 10 oz. or larger from RP 4/17 (exp 5/29)$1.00/3 Kelloggs Cereals, any flavor 8.7 oz. or larger from RP 5/15
$1.00/2 Kelloggs Frosted Mini-Wheats and/or Kelloggs Raisin Bran Cereals, any flavor 14 oz. or larger from RP 5/15
$1.00/3 Kelloggs Pop-Tarts Toaster Pastries, any flavor 8 ct. or larger from RP 5/15
Final Price: As low as $1.29

Right Guard Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2 – 4 oz or Body Wash, 13.5 oz or Dry Idea Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 or 3 oz
Buy One Get One Free
B1G1 FREE Dry Idea or Right Guard product, any, max. value $4.49 from RP 5/1 (exp 5/31)
Final Price: 2 for FREE

Aquafresh Toothpaste, 4.6 or 6.4 oz $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3
$1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste, any from RP 4/17 (exp 5/31)
Final Price: Free

Illy Caffe Coffee, 6.8 oz, Latte Macchiato or Cappuccino, 8.45 oz $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Babies R Us Diaper Bags as low as $2.98!

Yes, $2.98!

Just go online, and you can use code 945422 to get $10.00 off on all diaper bags. There are a few other diaper bags at this price as well. You can also get store pick up with no charge.

If you want to shop in store, print this $10.00 off coupon good on all diaper bags. This coupon is valid thru 5/30.

The Krazy Coupon Lady reported that she purchased a Winnie The Pooh diaper bag that was on sale for $12.98 and used the coupon, making it $2.98!

FBI Arrests "The Coupon Guy" for Coupon Fraud!

Lucas Townsend Henderson, 22, known as “The Coupon Guy”, Coupons Thumb was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday and charged with counterfeit coupon related crimes (wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods). Henderson allegedly distributed counterfeit coupons and an instruction manual on how to make counterfeit coupons via a website best known for child pornography and racist and anti-Semitic images. Many of the website’s participants engaged in active discussions about how to best exploit the counterfeit coupons and what kinds of excuses to use if caught.

If convicted, Henderson faces up to 30 years in prison and financial penalties.

Henderson spent the last several years at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), majoring in computer science with a focus on computer security and forensics. He worked at RIT’s Information & Technology Services’ Help Desk. Ironically, Henderson’s resume includes a reference to taking a class entitled Ethics in IT. It is our hope that RIT will take appropriate actions.

“How to Make Coupons,” a 45-page tutorial on designing coupons that would “scan at most any store in the U.S.,” thus tricking retailers.

The manual opens with a page listing “The 6 Commandments of Coupon Making,” including the admonition that the tutorial not be uploaded “to any permanent hosting.” Instead, the document should be shared on “anonymous image boards” (like 4chan) where “posts expire after a period of time.” Placing the tutorial at a permanent online location “makes it much easier for companies and moral assholes to come across them and warn stores about them.”
According to a U.S. District Court complaint sworn by FBI Agent Andre Cicero, the bureau has been probing the distribution over the Internet of counterfeit coupons designed to look like ones offered on, which is produced by News America Marketing, a subsidiary of Murdoch’s media conglomerate.

Want to learn more about how to spot a "Fake" Coupon? Check out this guide, courtesy of Budget Savvy Diva!

Walgreen's Memorial 2 Day Sale!

2 Day Sale – May 29th – 30th Only!
Ritz Crackerfuls $2
Get $2 RR
Use $1.50/1 or $1/1 Ritz Crackerfuls Filled Crackers 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
Use $0.75/1 Nabisco Ritz Multi-Grain Crackerfuls Product
Use $0.75/1 Ritz Crackerfuls Product
Final Price – FREE! Plus up to $1.50 Moneymaker!
Pure Drinking Water 24 pk $2.29
Coca-Cola 12 pks 3/$12
Get Free Diet Coke w/in-ad coupon wyb 3
Final Price: 4/$12
Budweiser 18 pk $13.99
Kingsford Charcoal Original or Match Light $3.99
Char-Broil Tabletop Charcoal Grill $11.99
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil 75 sq feet $1.99
Use $1/1 or $.75/1 Reynolds Wrap Foil 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Use $1.50/2 Reynolds Wrap Foil AND Parchment Paper 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Final Price – $.99 cents!

Thanks, Budget Savvy Diva!

$10 for a 10 Week Membership at Sam's Club

Get a 10 week membership (lasts all summer) to Sam’s Club for only $10 when you sign up before June 5th! (new members only)

They guarantee you will like your membership or you’ll get your money back!

Thanks, Budget Savvy Diva!

New June Coupon Book Available this Weekend at Walgreen's!

Be on the look out for Walgreen's June Coupon Book! These books can be found at the ad stand at the entrance of the store. They are full of great Walgreen's Coupons!

Don't forget, you can pair these coupons with manufacturers coupons AND in store sales!

Here's a list of what you will find:

Here is the new Walgreens June Coupon Booklet. These coupons are valid 5/29 – 6/25 and should be in stores May 29th.

$0.99/3 Chex Mix, 5.5-12.6 oz or Bugles, 7.5 oz
$1.00/2 Emerald Mixed Nuts or Whole Cashews, 10 oz or Almonds, 11 oz
$1.00/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Nuggets or Miniatures, 11-13 oz
$0.25/1 Klondike Bar, 5.5 oz or Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar, 3.75 oz
$1.00/2 Mars Minis, 10.5-13 oz
$1.00/2 M&M’s, 9.9-14 oz
$0.50/1 Nestle Lil’ Drums, 10 pk or Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches or Truffle Bars, 6 pk
$1.00/2 Starburst or Skittles, 14 oz
$1.00/2 Drano, 17 or 32 oz, Shout Color Catcher, 24 pk, Scrubbing Bubbles, 20 or 25 oz or 6 pk toilet gels, Pledge Fabric Sweeper, Wipes, 18 or 25 pk or Spray, 9.7 or 12.5 oz
$1.00/1 Glad Trash Bags, 25-80 pk, 13 or 30 gallon
$3.00/1 Kodak 35mm Film, 200, 400 or 800 speed, 96 total exp, 4 pk
$1.00/1 OFF! or Raid Products, .5 oz excluding OFF! Deep Woods Sportsmen Mini Spritz
$1.00/1 OFF! Deep Woods Sportsmen Mini Spritz, .5 oz
$1.00/1 Tuf paper towels 8 rolls, Real Soft Bath Tissue 12 double rolls
$1.00/2 Windex, 26 oz, wipes 28 pk, Fantastik 26 or 32 oz, Scrubbing Bubbles 16 oz, Shout 22 oz
$2.00/1 W Photo Single-use Camera with flash 400 speed, 27 exp
$2.00/1 Zippo Lighter
$6.00/1 L’Oreal 24 Hour Lash Boosting Power System
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Couleur Experte Hair Color or Touch On Highlights
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum or Double Extend Mascara
$3.00/1 L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Smooth Souffle or Perfecting Base
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion, Voluminous Million Lashes or Illuminator Mascara
$2.00/1 L’Oreal Youth Code, .5-1.7 oz
$2.00/1 University Medical AcneFree Acne Foam Cleanser, 3 oz
$2.00/1 Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Rinse, 16.9 oz
$4.00/1 Orajel Severe Toothache Gel, .25 or .33 oz, Liquid .45 oz or P.M. Cream .18 oz
$3.00/1 Rembrandt Toothpaste, 2.6 or 3 oz, Mouthwash, 16 oz
$15.00/1 Sonicare EasyClean Rechargeable Toothbrush
$20.00/1 Sonicare FlexCare Power Toothbrush
$10.00/1 Norelco Groomer 2020/31SM or Razors 6940LC or HS8420
$5.00/1 Norelco Stubble Trimmer QT4022, Hair Clipper QC5130 or Groomer G370
$1.00/1 Poise Bladder Control Pads 20pk, Ultra Thin Pads 30pk, Pantiliners 44 or 48pk
$2.00/1 Huggies Pull-Ups 19-44 pk
$1.00/1 Little Fevers Fever Reducer 1 oz
$5.00/1 1st Step Pro Wellness Glucosamine Chondroitin/MSM 16 oz
$1.00/1 Advil Congestion Relief 10 ct
$5.00/1 Applied Nutrition Supplements
$1.00/1 AZO PMS 24 ct or Pain Relief 30 ct, Cranberry 50 ct
$1.00/1 AZO Softgels 100 ct, Itch Relief Cream 1 oz, Tablets 12 ct, Yeast Tablets 60 ct, Urinary Tract Infection Test Strips 3 pk
$2.00/1 Benefiber Caplets 114 ct, Powder 48-125 dose, Chewable 100 ct, Stick Packs 24 or 28 ct
$5.00/1 Bifera Dual Action Iron Supplement, 30 ct
$10.00/1 Brainstrong Adult, 90 ct
$5.00/1 Brainstrong Toddler, Kids or Prenatal, 30 ct, Vitamins Plus, 30 ct, DHA Soft Gels
$2.00/1 Clear Eyes Complete Symptom Relief, .5 oz, Maximum Redness

Relief Drops, 1 oz
$10.00/1 Coromega Omega 3, 30 ct
$10.00/1 I-cool+D for Menopause, 45 ct
$3.00/1 Lamisil Cream, .42 or 1 oz, Spray 4.2 oz
$2.00/1 Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel, 1 oz
$5.00/1 ListenUp Personal Amplification Device
$4.00/1 Natrol Vitamins & Supplements
$1.00/1 Nature Made Triple Probiotic, 30 ct
$2.00/1 NeilMed NasoGel Drip Free Gel Spray, 1 oz
$3.00/1 NeilMed SinuFlo Ready Rinse Nasal Wash, 8 oz
$5.00/1 New Nordic Hair Volume, 30 ct
$10.00/1 Omron 5 Series Blood Pressure Monitor, Automatic Arm
$10.00/1 OneTouch Delica Lancing Device
$30.00/1 OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitor
$2.00/1 Similasan Eye or Ear Care
$3.00/1 Zantac Acid Reducer, 24 or 30 ct
$1.00/1 Zentrip Motion Sickness Strips, 8 pk
$3.00/1 Rest Easy Nasal Strips, 30 pk
$2.00/1 Wal-dryl Allergy Relief, 100 ct
$3.00/1 Wal-Fex Allergy Relief, 90 ct
$5.00/1 Wal-itin Allergy Relief, 150 ct
$5.00/1 Wal-Zyr Allergy Relief, 150 ct – includes 30 FREE tablets
$1.00/1 Wal-Zyr Children’s Chewables, 12 ct
$10.00/1 Walgreens Blood Pressure Monitor, Automa tic Wrist
$10.00/1 Walgreens Nicotine Gum, 160 or 170 ct, Lozenges, 108 ct
$1.00/2 Walgreens Nutritional Shake, 6 pk Original, Plus or High Protein or Powder, 14 oz
$2.00/1 Walgreens Sinus Wash Booster, 2 oz or Salt Jar, 10 oz
$2.00/1 Walgreens Sinus Wash Neti Pot Kit

Thank you Wild for Wags!

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Safeway Picks for Memorial Day Weekend!

Here are some items, that I will be buying at Safeway this weekend!

Nabisco Snack Crackers or Toasted Chips, 5.5 – 10 oz $1.99
Limit 4 (Good Thru 5/30 only)

Friday ONLY:
Tony Roma Ribs, 16 oz $5.00
Friday 5/27, Limit 4

Hillshire Farms Links or Sausage
Buy One Get One Free (Check for Hillshire Farms Coupons too!)
Tony Romas Ribs, 24 – 48 oz
Buy One Get One Free

Ball Park Beef Franks
Buy One Get One Free
$.75/1 Ball Park Products from RP 5/1
Final Price: Varies

Hebrew National Beef Franks
Buy One Get One Free

In Ad Coupons
Be Sure to go to and add these coupons (and more) to your rewards card!

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 5
Use $1.00/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs from SS 5/15
Final Price: $0.49 each when you buy 2

Kingsford Charcoal Briquets, 15.7 – 16.6 lbs $5.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 2

Safeway Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns, 8ct $0.99
With in ad coupon, No Limit

Mission Tortilla Chips, 20 oz $1.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing, 16 oz $1.19
With in ad coupon, Limit 3
Use $1.50/2 Wish-Bone or Western Salad Dressings from RP 5/22
$0.50/1 Wish-Bone or Western Salad Dressings from RP 5/22
$0.40/1 – Wish-Bone Bottle of Dressings, 16oz or Larger, Wish-Bone Western Dressings, 16oz or Larger, or Wish-bone Salad Spritzers, 7oz or Larger – (
Final Price: as low as $0.44 each when you buy 2

Bertolli Olive Oil, 17 oz $4.99
With in ad coupon, No Limit

Skippy Peanut Butter, 18.8 – 22 oz or Welch’s Grape Squeeze, 15 – 16.3 oz $1.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, 16 ct $2.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Lucerne Natural Slices, 8 oz $2.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 2

Pace Picante Sauce or Salsa, 24 oz $2.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Other Deals I will be partaking in:

Wholly Guacamole $3.29
$1.00/1 – Wholly Guacamole Product, Any – (
Final Price: $2.49

Nivea Lip Care $0.99
$1.00/1 Nivea Lip Care from All You May 2011
Final Price: FREE

Fresh Express Salad $3.29
Buy One Get One Free
$1.00/1 – Fresh Express Bag Salad – (
Final Price: $1.15 when you buy 2

Free Grill Brush at Ace Hardware this weekend!

If you like Ace Hardware on facebook, and then click Ace Offers, you can get a coupon for a free Grill Brush with $20 purchase. This is valid through 5/31 only.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

National Burger Weekend: Find Burger Deals with Groupon!

Groupon welcomes summer with National Burger Weekend—pause your backyard barbecue and check out all the burger deals in your area and across the country!

Old Navy Clearance Now through 5/30!

If you have some time this weekend, check out Old Navy's clearance sale! Through 5/30 get an EXTRA 30-50% off clearance items!


New Rite Aid Coupon Policy!

Thanks, Krazy Coupon Lady!

Here is Rite Aid’s new coupon policy which clarifies many points. There are now more restrictions on BOGO promotions and coupons. Also, customers will be limited to 4 like coupons per shopping trip.
If you shop Rite Aid, even occasionally, you MUST print this policy to keep in your binder!

Rite Aid – Coupon Acceptance Updated 5/25/11

To Our Valued Customers:
Rite Aid gladly accepts the following coupon types as detailed in the coupon acceptance guidelines listed below:


Manufacturer Coupons

Manufacturer coupons are found in newspapers, magazines and even affixed to products. The UPC on these coupons begins with a “5.”

Rite Aid Manufacturer Coupons

Rite Aid Manufacturer coupons generally appear in our weekly circular, on our website and are sent to customers via e-mail. These coupons are labeled “manufacturer coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “49.”
Rite Aid Valuable Coupons

Rite Aid coupons are labeled “variable coupon” and have a UPC that begins with “48.”
Internet/Print at Home coupons

Rite Aid will accept Internet/print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.
A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an Internet coupon (even if printed off the Internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.

+UP Reward Coupons

+UP Reward coupons are special coupons earned by a customer in a prior purchase that can be used for any nonprescription purchase with a small number of exclusions that are listed on the +UP coupon. Multiple +UP coupons can be used (subject to the printed exclusions) up to the amount of purchase before sales tax.
Buy One, Get One Free

Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.
Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.

Total Purchase Coupons

Rite Aid may feature total purchase coupons which discount the total purchase amount based upon meeting specific requirements. For example, $5 off a $25 purchase price threshold coupon.
These coupons are accepted under the following conditions:
The coupon is valid and in date; only one total purchase coupon per transaction.
Total purchase equals or exceeds $25 before tax (before any coupons are applied).
Coupons for individual items can also be used including another “48″ coupon that is tied to an item in the transaction.
Provided the total of items purchased is equal to or greater than the purchase requirement, other coupons can be used in conjunction with the total purchase coupon.


General Guidelines:

Coupons must be valid and in date; Coupons cannot be exchanged for cash.
Register will validate coupon through scanning or keyed entry of the coupon UPC number.
In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Rite Aid will accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is allowed.
When making a return for a product that had a coupon attached, Rite Aid cannot refund cash for the value of the coupon and cannot return the coupon that was used.
Rite Aid reserves the right to not accept any coupon where the validity or the coupon cannot be established.

Multiple Coupons

More than one coupon can be used on the purchase of a single item under the following conditions:
All coupons match the item being purchased.
The total of the coupons is equal to or less than the selling price of the item before sales tax.
No more than one “48″ Rite Aid valuable coupon, one “49″ Rite Aid Manufacturer coupon, and one “5″manufacturer coupon can be used on a single item.

****Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers within the store manager’s sole discretion. ****

**** This, to me, is the most important change to the policy. This will limit how many items we can purchase with coupons at one time, however, it will hopefully allow for HOT sale items to stay on the shelves for everyone to purchase :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Bowling May 25th in Rocklin, CA!

Get your Bowl On, this Wednesday in Rocklin, California!

Rocklin Lanes Open House Wednesday the 25th of May (5PM to 11PM). Free Bowling for all (Family, Friends, Businesses, etc.).

Included in our Free Open House will be 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental and lots and lots of fun. Lane reservations are scheduled on a first call first reserve basis, so call the center today! We reserve the right to place up to 6 persons per lane, so we recommend that you invite your family, friends and co-workers to join you for your reservation.

AMF Rocklin Lanes // 2325 Sierra Meadows Lanes, Rocklin, CA 95677 // (916)624-8216

*** Free bowling for kids all summer long! --- today to learn more and sign up!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Smart and Final: Great Finds and How to Shop!

I popped into Smart and Final the other day just to see what was there! I scored a few great deals!

Here are some tips for shopping the restaurant supply type stores:

Look for Clearance!

Smart and Final (at least the one near me) always has baked goods on clearance for 50% off - and they are good! I picked up a dutch crunch apple pie yesterday for $1.49. An ENTIRE PIE!

They are always marking down their fresh produce, lettuce, salad fixings etc. as they near expiration. If you eat veggies its a great way to get a good variety for a low cost. I got a pack of Zucchini Squash with 6 HUGE squash for $1.99. They were $1.99 per lb other places.

Look for Larger Quantities of things you use most:
Sometimes Bigger is better (but not always!). Compare the unit price to that of the stores where you regularly shop. If the unit price is cheaper, it's a better deal to go bigger!

Canned items like beans and veggies are often cheaper in larger cans. For instance, My family loves beans- black beans, pinto, white and kidney- my husband cooks with them all the time. A small can of black beans can cost me $1 on a good shopping day (not so many coupons available for beans I guess). I found large can (equal to 3 smaller cans) for $1.99 - sale price at Smart and Final. Much better deal than buying 3 smaller cans!

Check the Meat Dept!
I found Chicken Quarters for $.99 a lb! WAY Cheaper than anywhere else I have been recently!

Unfortunately, you can't use coupons at Smart and Final and places like it, so it's good to check them on occasion for those good deals!

Please tell me what deals you have found at Smart and Final! Comments are always welcome!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunday's Coupon Class in Sacramento!

Don't forget! We have a great class on getting your couponing started in Sacramento this weekend!

Here are the details again:
Been wondering about all of the "buzz" regarding TLC's new show "Extreme Couponing"? Have you thought of starting to coupon, but don't know where to start? We will fill you in!
My Deal Basement, is a Sacramento Based Blog, that is now offering coupon classes to help you get started!
In this class, learn the very basics of couponing:
Where to find Coupons
How to Organize your Coupons
How to Spot a Deal
Coupon Ettiquite and Ethics
How to Stock-pile (with out going over board)!
How to get brand name groceries, cleaning products, beauty items and more for little to NO COST!
We will teach you how to save time and MONEY!
Cost: $10 per person
Date: Sunday, May 22, 1pm -3pm
Place: Round Table Pizza 1566 Howe Ave Sacramento
What to Bring: $10 Class Fee (cash only please), Copies of the Current Sunday Newspaper (3 is recommended), a pen and your couponing questions!

Can't make it to the class? We'll bring our Coupon Classes to your mom's group, PTA, church or synagogue, or place of work! Host a CouponClass for your family & friends. *Minimum 5 participants required
The hostess or organizer of the Coupon Class will receive a free registration and gifts! Everyone attending will receive a coupon organizer filled with at least $20 worth of coupons!!
Group rates are available ... e-mail us or call 916-225-7773

Target Clearance, Cheap Mustard, Potatoes, Deodorant and More!

I stopped into another local Target today (I rotate them, to see what deals each have - like clearance!) and was pleasantly surprised to find lots on clearance today!

Look for the RED Clearance Tags in the Frozen Foods and grocery isles!

There were TONS on clearance! My favorite today was Bags of Frozen Hashbrown Potatoes for $1.12 (Market Pantry Brand).

Be on the look out for $.50 Peelies on French's Brown Mustard! Target had them for $1.04 today and with the coupon, they were $.54 !

Also, on Price Cut, was Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes for $1.02- I had $1.00 off/2 boxes coupons making them $.50!

While I was there I picked up the Sure Deodorant - on sale for $1.50 and I used $1.00 coupons and Old Spice Body Wash 2 Packs- on clearance for $3.40, and using $1.00 off Target, $1.00 off 2 MFC, and a B1G1 Free- making it $.74 for each 2 pack!

OH! And I used the $1.00 mobile coupon on the Philadelphia Cooking Cream along with my $1.50 off MFC making the cooking cream $.50!

There were more great deals, but I couldn't get to them all today!

Happy shopping!

"Cheap" Gas at Safeway!

Yes, that's right... I said $3.89 is CHEAP for gas! Here in Sacramento, CA, gas is coming down but it was nearly $5 a gallon and has been steadily decreasing this past week or so. Today, I found the cheapest gas to be $3.99/gal at Arco and Safeway! Yes, Safeway!

We have several Safeway Stores with gas stations in our area. The other day when I checked out at Safeway, the clerk reminded me that I had "earned" $.10/gal credit from my shopping there! I remembered that today, and got my gas for $3.89/gal! WOOHOO!

Be sure to check your receipts- it should be listed at the bottom, how many gas rewards you have earned and the date in which to use them by!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

$.25 Oscar Meyer Cracker Combos

My sister, caught this deal today: Oscar Meyer Cracker Combo's (similar to a Lunchable) are on sale $4/5. She remembered she had recent coupons for $1 off making them $.25 each!

Best Safeway Shopping Trip YET!

If you haven't registered your club card with the Just4U program online at, I HIGHLY Recommend that you do and check it before each shopping trip!!

Because of my personalized deals, I was able to save way more at Safeway, that I normally would using my coupons in combination with the store sales, club card discounts and in store-ad coupons.

Here are some of the deals:

Ragu Sauce- B1G1 (w/ club card) - Personalized Price, $1.40 ($.70 each)

Pedigree Dog Food: Regularly $17.99 - I paid $7.99-
There was a $4 Card Savings, $3 Just4U Savings and there was a $3 off Manufacturers Coupon ON THE BAG it's self! (I had a $2 off coupon, but am saving that for later!)

Kraft Deli Cheese- BIG SLICES- B1G1 Sale- PLUS A coupon Machine in front of the cheese with $1 off Big Slices = $2.49 FOR 2 packages!

Colgate toothpaste- On Sale $.99 each- I had $.75 off coupons making then $.25 each!

Oscar Meyer Cutting Board Lunch Meat- Regular Price $4.99. My Just4U Price, $2.49 and there are peelies for $1 off when you buy Oscar Meyer Bacon! Result, they were $1.49 each!

I bought a lot more and my total bill was $37.56. OVER 66% Savings!

Act II Movie Popcorn Singles 75% off at Rite Aid

Check your Rite Aid! I bought Act II popcorn singles for $.22 each. That was cheaper than buying a box of Act II (with 3 packages) that was on sale!

I Made Money at Walgreens! And Free Toothbrushes, Tape, Cheap Gelatin ...

I saved $18.87 at Walgreen's today and actually MADE money leaving the store! I am so excited! This is my first time actually MAKING money by leaving a store with almost $20 worth of merchandise!

I just stopped into Walgreens - unprepared- so I hadn't scoped out the deals before I went (I don't recommend this). But even without preparation, I headed in with my coupons and saved anyway!

I picked up a can of French's French Fried Onions- on clearance for $1.59. I used my $.75 off coupon paying a total of $.84

I then got 5 Royal Gelatin's for $1 using the in-ad coupon (good through 5/21).

I also had a Scotch 3M Magic Tape Coupon for $1 off one- and Walgreen's had an in-ad coupon for buy one, get 2 (yes 2) FREE! I bought one at $1.99, got 2 free and $1 off- paying $.33 each :)

The Best Deal, by far, were the FREE Reach Tooth Brushes! They were on clearance for .99 and I had $2/2 Single Brushes so I got them for FREE! The Bonus: I got $4 to spend on my next purchase at Walgreens!!

The Krazy Coupon Lady explains this best (had I checked her site before my trip, I would have know!): There is a Catalina promotion going on right now for Reach toothbrushes through 6/12. Walgreens would be a good place to take advantage of this deal. The Reach toothbrushes there are only $0.99 through 5/28. First, here’s the details of the Catalina:

Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Buy 4, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

Here’s how to make some money when you buy Toothbrushes:

Reach Toothbrushes $0.99
Buy 4, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Use 4 $1.00/1 Reach Toothbrushes from SS 4/17
Or use 2 $2.00/2 Reach Toothbrushes from SS from 5/8
Pay $0.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 Moneymaker

My total out the door was $3.46 for 16 items and I got $4 back to boot!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All You Magazine Coupons!

In the June Issue, you will find...

$1 off Sally Hansen Beauty Tool Purchase of $2+ (exp 7/15/2011)
$2/1 Purpose Skincare Product (exp 7/31/2011)
$5/$10 NYC New York Color Products (exp 6/30/2011)
$2/1 got2b Styling Product (exp 8/1/2011)
$1/1 Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product, 4 oz+ (exp 9/30/2011)
B1G1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail (exp 7/31/2011)
B2G1 Nivea Bodywash (up to $5.99) (exp 6/30/2011)
$1/1 Nivea Body Lotion (exp 6/30/2011)
B1G1 Nestle Juicy Juice WYB Huggies Little Swimmers (exp 7/31/2011)
$5/1 Zegerid OTC, 42 ct (exp 9/30/2011)
$2/1 Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel Insoles (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/1 Keri Product (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 NoDoze, 30 ct+ (exp 7/31/2011)
$2/1 Slow Fe (exp 7/31/2011)
$1.50/1 Mineral Ice (exp 7/31/2011)
$0.35/1 Odwalla Product (exp 10/1/2011)
$1.50/1 Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick Topical Drops for Dogs or Cats (exp 6/30/2011)
$3/1 Celebration Foods Ice Cream Cake (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 Shedd’s Country Crock Spread and bag of Lender’s Bagels (exp 8/12/2011)
$1/1 Skinny Cow Candy (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/1 Olivari Olive Oil (exp 7/15/2011)
$0.55/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal (exp 6/30/2011)
$0.75/1 Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream or Novelty Carton (exp 8/31/2011)
$0.50/1 King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Buns or Mini Sub Rolls (exp 8/31/2011)
$1/3 King Oscar Sardines (exp 8/31/2011)
B1G1 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows WYB Honey Maid Grahams and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Mrs. T’s Pierogies (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 Marzetti Slaw Dressing (exp 9/30/2011)
$0.50/1 Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 7/15/2011)
$2/1 Sevin Product (exp 9/30/2011)
$1/1 White Cloud Product (excludes 4 roll tissues) (exp 8/7/2011)
$3/1 Pure Protein Powder (exp 12/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Pure Protein Bar (exp 12/31/2011)
$0.50/1 VIVA Paper Towels Big Roll or larger (exp 7/15/2011)
$1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (exp 7/31/2011)
$1/1 Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Biscuit or Treat (exp 6/30/2012)
$1.50/2 Crunch ‘n Clean Cat Treats (exp 6/30/2012)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Kleenex Hand Towels (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND VIVA Paper Towels (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters Milk Chocolate, 6 ct (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Nature’s Path Boxed Granola (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND McCormick Recipe Inspiration (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Juicy Juice 8 pk (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Huggies Little Swimmers (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All you July’s Issue AND Vassarette Pantry (exp 7/22/2011)
$1 off All You July’s Issue AND Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash (exp 7/22/2011)
$2/1 Amro (exp 9/30/2011)
$1.50/1 Nylabone Non Edible Chew (exp 9/1/2011)
$1.50/1 Nylabone Non Edible Chew or Treat (exp 9/1/2011)

(Thanks You, Adventures of a Couponista!)

The "Whole Story" How to Feed a Family of Four on A Budget This Summer!

Here is a great article on how to feed a family of four on a budget from Whole Foods!

Ready to taste summer savings? In the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide we’ve got a week’s worth of budget-friendly meal ideas to kick start your summer and your family’s taste buds! With a little planning, you can savor summer flavors with ease and save a few bucks. Here’s how:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday

Make it soup and salad: Gazpacho served with goat cheese and roasted red pepper grilled sandwiches.

TUESDAY: Breakfast for Dinner

Make whole-wheat pancakes topped with fresh summer fruit—cherries, blueberries and peaches are seasonally perfect choices. Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Serve with Wellshire bacon or turkey bacon (with no synthetic nitrates or artificial preservatives, colors or flavors). Don’t forget to use our $1 off coupon online or in the summer issue of The Whole Deal.

WEDNESDAY: Midweek Simple

It doesn’t get any simpler than this to feed a family of four during a busy weeknight: Our Rotisserie Chicken Meal Deal with your choice of cole slaw, potato salad or macaroni salad is a delicious answer for a simple midweek meal. A high-quality meal at a great value, especially if you use our coupon for a free side.

THURSDAY: Cinco de Mayo Any Time

Guacamole and cheese nachos and Southwestern Couscous Salad topped with thin slices of grilled beef (ask at your store’s meat counter to find out what’s on sale that’s best for grilling). Finish your meal with frozen fruit bars made with real fruit – a Sure Deal! in the summer issue of The Whole Deal.


Wrap up the week with a picnic-perfect meal of mixed green salad with grilled shrimp. Start by marinating shrimp for 10 minutes in a vinaigrette. Grill the shrimp on skewers, remove and place over the salad. Serve with sliced Health Starts Here® bread and hummus.

WEEKEND: Savory Summer Brunch

Scrambled eggs with tomato, peppers, fresh corn and jack cheese. Serve accompanied by a fresh herb salad with berries, Mother’s Day Fruit Tartlets and Honeydew Green Tea or Lambrusco Coolers for a brunch to remember!

Read the "Whole Story" Here!

Get ready to savor summer without breaking the bank! What are your ideas for cooking summer meals on a budget?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Navy Flip Flops Only $1.00, Saturday, 5/14 ONLY!

On Saturday 5/14 at Old Navy you can get flip flops for $1.00! This is a one day sale in stores only. This sale is exclusively to card holders only. And has a limit of 5 per customer. Go HERE for more information.

Thanks, For the Mamas!

Rumor has it the $1 sale for EVERYONE will be next weekend 5/21 :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Not-So Extreme Couponing Class! Couponing 101

Been wondering about all of the "buzz" regarding TLC's new show "Extreme Couponing"?

Have you thought of starting to coupon, but don't know where to start?
We will fill you in!

My Deal Basement, is a Sacramento Based Blog, that is now offering coupon classes to help you get started!

In this class, learn the very basics of couponing:
Where to find Coupons
How to Organize your Coupons
How to Spot a Deal
Coupon Ettiquite and Ethics
How to Stock-pile (with out going over board)!
How to get brand name groceries, cleaning products, beauty items and more for little to NO COST!
We will teach you how to save time and MONEY!

Cost: $10 per person
Date: Sunday, May 22, 1pm -3pm
Place: Round Table Pizza 1566 Howe Ave Sacramento
What to Bring: $10 Class Fee (cash only please), Copies of the Current Sunday Newspaper (3 is recommended), a pen and your couponing questions!

Register Here:

Can't make it to the class? We'll bring our Coupon Classes to your mom's group, PTA, church or synagogue, or place of work! Host a CouponClass for your family & friends. *Minimum 5 participants required

The hostess or organizer of the Coupon Class will receive a free registration and gifts! Everyone attending will receive a coupon organizer filled with at least $20 worth of coupons!!
Group rates are available ... e-mail us or call 916-225-7773

Monday, May 9, 2011

FREE Arby's Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich w/ Pepsi Purchase!

Print this coupon and use it between 5/9 and 5/15! Just buy a 22oz Pepsi and present the coupon! It's that easy!

Free Cinnabon this week for Nurses!

May 6-12 is Nurses week! Nurses can get their free Classic Cinnabon Roll by presenting their health care ID!

Click here for all of the details!

My Walgreens Trip Today!

Had a great trip to Walgreen's today! I picked up 4 FREE packages of Carefree panty liners with the coupons out of Sunday papers- ALL COMPLETELY FREE (they were on sale for .99) and Excedrine PM was on sale for $2.99 and I had 2 coupons for $2.50 off Excedrine PM making them .50 each!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Walmart's Ad Match Guarantee

Here is a great synopsis of Walmart's Ad Match Guarantee in layman's (or woman's)terms:

Our Ad Match Guarantee

We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register.
We gladly match the price in the following types of ads:*

* Buy one, get one free ads with a specified price
* Example: Buy one for $2.49, get one free (BOGO)

* Competitors' ads that feature a specific item for a specified price at a specific retailer
* Example: $2.99

* Preferred shopping card advertised prices for specific item
* that are in a printed ad and require a competitor's shopping card for the discount to apply

* For fresh produce and meat items
* when the price is offered in the same unit type (lb. for lb.; each for each)

*The following are guidelines and limitations:

* We will match any local competitor's advertised price.
* We do not require customers to have the ad with them to honor a competitor's ad.
* Items purchased must be identical to the ad (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc.)

We DO NOT match the price in the following types of competitor ads:

* Items that require a separate purchase to get the ad price
* example: "Buy [item A] to get [item B] for $C"

* Items with no actual price that require a purchase to get free product
* example: "Buy both [items A & B] to get [item C] for free"

* Items that require a purchase to get a competitors' gift card
* example: "Buy [item A] to get a $B gift card

* Buy one, get one free (BOGO) ads with no actual price given
* Going out of business or closeout prices
* Percentage off
* example: "All mascara, 40% off"

* Competitors' private label price promotions

We do not honor:

* Ads when the actual price for items cannot be determined.
* Internet pricing
* Misprinted ad prices of other retailers
* Competitor ads from outside of the store's local trade territory

Download Our Ad Match Guarantee

Expired Coupons Can Benefit Military Families Overseas!

Did you know that your expired and unused coupons can benefit military families overseas? I learned this while visiting one of my favorite bloggers The Krazy Coupon Lady!

Here's the info, according to her site:
Did you know that overseas military members can use expired coupons up to six months past their expiration date? Military families stationed overseas are often living on one income and money can be scarce. Let’s support our military by showing them some coupon love! The readers of are coming together each month to send our unused and expired coupons overseas. Please join us in sending in your coupons to one of our many adopted bases.

Anxious to send your coupons? Visit her complete page on how to sort and send them properly by clicking here.