Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday at the Promenade at Casa Grande

Go on over HERE to check out store hours & special promos right here in CG!

Also, want to make $$ and not spend it? The Promenade will be handing out $10 Westcor gift cards to the first 300 people in line at 10 am (remember to get there early!)

Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Free / Cheap Things!!

I am totally loving the Centsableshoppin' website!!! I have gotten some great deals from her website - here are some I got this week!


El Paso Taco Shells - $0.99 each
~ use $0.50/1 from SS last week

Carmex - $0.99 each
~ use $0.30/1 from 11/07 SS
these will also be FREE at Frys this upcoming week too!
Tide Trial Size - $0.99 each
~ use $1/1 any tide detergent

Shout Travel Wipes - $0.97 each
~ use $0.55 /1 any shout
= $0.42 each

Wesson Canola Oil - $2
- use $1/1 from Safeway Thanksgiving Coupon Book
= $1

Airwick Candles - Cherry Tart or Warming Spice - $2.99
~ use $3/1 Airwick Candle (11/14 SS)
~ or use $2/1 Airwick Candle (10/24 SS)
= FREE (or $1 if you used the $2 coupon)

*I found mine in the regular section marked at $5.99. As long as you buy the correct scent, it will ring up $2.99.


Duracell Batteries

DO NOT SCAN CARD AT THE BEGINNING! Have them get a total first, its about $27 because the original price is $4.99 or $5.99. (I wondered if at this point I could give them a $5/20 Fresh and Easy coupon, but I forgot to try!)

5 Duracell Batteries - $1.98 each
~ use $0.50/1 coupons (I had 3)
~ use $1.50 / 1 coupons (I had 2)
= $4.72 BUT a $3 off your next order coupon prints out!

= $1.72 total for 5 packs of batteries. Depending on your coupons, or if you can use the Fresh and Easy coupons, it could be FREE!!!

Other Free / Cheap Things

Glad Odor Shield w/ Febreeze - $6.99
~ use $1/1 Glad Target Printable
~ use $0.75/1 Glad coupon
= $4.99

Puffs - single boxes - $1.89
~ use Walgreens in-store coupon making 3 boxes = $0.89 each
~ use $0.25/1 coupon (10/31 PG)
= FREE + $0.11 MONEY MAKER!!

And for you last minute shoppers (like me!) they just restocked on their Cream of Chicken / Mushroom soups, Carnation Evaporated Milk, Colgate Toothpaste, and Colgate Toothbrushes! You can get ALL of these items for FREE right now!

I bought a BUNCH of stuff today, including milk, juice, hot dog buns, trash bags, dishwasher soap, paper plates, plastic cups, soups, toothbrushes, and other things I needed. Some I had coupons for and other things I didnt - but I still only spent $19 out of pocket INCLUDING the batteries I did in my 1st transaction.

I {heart} Coupons.


Due to some unfriendly comments received I would like to clarify that Centsableshoppin' did NOT post about the Walgreens coupon being used at Frys. That is one thing I tried on my own. Please excuse me for making a mistake - I was unaware that Wags coupons are currently not accepted at Frys. (Remember we are all new and doing the best we can - but thank you for your quick and anonymous comment to set me straight!) My checker / manager did not even mention the fact that they were not accepted, nor did he bat an eyelash when I gave him the coupon. Hopefully one day I will be the perfect "Couponer"! :)

Loreal Deal at CVS

Right now CVS has tons of L'oreal on clearance for 75% off......pairing that deal with this Sunday's $2/1 and $5/2 MQ's should make for some free and cheap makeup!  They had a great selection of shades still....I got some mineral powder makeup that was about 25 cents after the $5/2 coupon.  Also, blushes, nail polishes, perfect match makeup, and some terrific lipsticks.  Just check along their South wall of the store, there is lots there to choose from if you look for the 75% off tags on select items!

-- Thanks Kathryn!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


There is an awesome deal on Batteries at Fry's. I have plenty of AA Batteries, but we are in need of some C and D batteries and here is a way to get the on the Cheap! The Duracell batteries are on sale for $1.99 there is a $0.50 / 1 coupon in the 10/10 PG which makes them only .99 each! And on top of that there is a catalina running! I haven't tried it yet but plan on trying it this evening. Here is my plan

Buy 4 Duracell batteries $7.96
4 Campbells chunky soup $3.96
4 Glade Candles $7.96
2 Ricolla cough drops $1
Total $20.88

Then I'll use a $5/20 Fresh and Easy coupon
(4) $0.50/1 Duracell coupons 10/10 PG
(4) $0.50/1 Campbells chunky soup Printable
(4) $1/1 Glade 4oz candle coupons (from Safeway Thanksgiving coupon book)
(1) $1/2 Ricolla Cough Drops coupon

For a grand total of $1.88 (+tax) And then I should get a $3 Catalina back for buying the Batteries! There is also supposed to be a $1.50/1 coupon in this Sundays paper which would make this deal even better!! You can always use batteries, especially around this time of year!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wanna share?

Hey do you get AMAZING deals that you want to share?

You are more than welcome to post AZ deals here on CG Couponista!

Of course we do have some rules...

We don't post deals for: alcohol, coffee or tobacco

Email me over at: thebucknerfamily (at) gmail dot com if you're interested

And I'll email you  an invite!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cellfire eQs no longer accepted at Safeway!

Hey I just got this email and thought I would share...

Just one more reason why I don't like shopping at Safeway

We have an important change to the Cellfire service that will affect your membership. Starting today, Thursday, Nov. 4th, Cellfire will no longer offer our coupons for use at Safeway. Safeway has decided to discontinue use of Cellfire's save-to-card services. If you currently have Cellfire coupons saved to your Safeway card they will continue to be redeemable until their expiration date.
We continue to offer Cellfire save-to-card coupons at all Kroger-owned stores, ShopRite, Giant Eagle, and SHOP 'n SAVE. And, we look to add additional stores in the coming months. Kroger-owned stores include: Ralph's, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith's, Fry's, QFC, Baker's, Owen's, JayC, Hilander, Gerbes, Pay Less, Scott's, and Fred Meyer. If you have one of these supported stores in your area please add your loyalty card to your Cellfire account to start saving coupons immediately. We apologize for this inconvenience and will let you know of any future changes.


The Cellfire Team

Cellfire, Inc
2890 Zanker Road Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95134

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walgreens Deals NEXT Week

I saw these deals over at Hip2Save and thought I would post them here too! I can't wait to run out on Monday!

I NEED Laundry soap so this is a MUST deal!

Purex 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets 20 loads 2/$9 = $1 RR
Use 2 $3/1 coupons from the 10/10 RP
Final Cost $1 each!

And I'll use my RR's from that deal & Roll them into this Candy one --

Nestle, Hershey or Mars Fun Size 10.5-22 oz. $2.49 = $0.50 RR
Buy 2 Nestle Butterfinger Bags $2.49 each
Use the $1/2 coupon from the 10/17 RP
Pay $3.98
Get back a $0.50 RR
Final Cost $1.74 each!

Need Diapers and don't have any Amazon Diaper Codes? Or can't wait the whole 2 days for shipping? Get Huggies at Wags for cheap this week...

Huggies Pull-Ups or Diapers jumbo pk. $7.99 = $1 RR
Use the $2.50/1 Little Mover/Little Snugglers coupon found here
Final Cost $4.49!

Want some MONEYMAKERS? You could totally do these and roll them into your Huggies!

Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste 6 oz. $3.49 = $3.49 RR
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 10/10 SS or found here
Final Cost FREE + a $1 moneymaker!

Contact Cold & Flu 28 ct. $6 = $6 RR
Use the $2/1 coupon found here
Final Cost FREE + a $2 moneymaker!

** Remember you cannot roll the same RR over on the same deal. Example: Cannot use your $1 Huggies RR on more Huggies and still get the RR to print on the second transaction. Also RR's count as a MQ so you've gotta have the same number of items as coupons... toss in some .25 gum or clearance finds to make it work. Want tips on shopping at Walgreens? Go here. **

New Coupon Blog -- The Grocery Queen

Well, sort of new... Janae over at Life Under Construction has created a new coupon/savings blog for all of us! The Grocery Queen Yipee! I am always amazed at the deals she posts. I love couponing... and she definately encourages me to step it up! She re-posted all of her wonderful tips as well as some deals she has been up to...

So go check her out and add her to your Google Reader or "Follow" list :)

Happy Couponing!

Friday, October 22, 2010

More Amazon DiaperCodes & Flu Shots

I found another AMAZON 20% diapers code in the November Parenting Early Years mag! So check those out too!

Also Cami mentioned to me the other day you can get a $3 off $15 purchase coupon at Walgreens if you get your flu shot there! Stay healthy & Save MONEY!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Amazon Diaper Codes ARE BACK!

I received my November issue of Parents magazine in the mail yesterday and I found another 20% Amazon Diaper Code!


These ones are on a lime green post card (the ones from August and September were orange) -- and remember if you sign up for Amazon Mom & Subscribe & Save you can receive an additional 30% off diapers -- so 50% total. Don't know what I am talking about? Check out Arizona Savings blog post here.

I also saw another $2/1 any Tide coupon too! Yep, and its already used!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Uniforms for $1

I was in the Casa Grande Walmart yesterday and they have polo shirts and uniform shorts/skirts for $1. Time to stock up if you need uniforms!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Target Coupons -- Get Them NOW!

There are a couple fantastic Target coupons available on their website HERE that you can use at Fry's to score some really cheap stuff!

Here's what I printed off (remember you can print each TWICE!):

$1 off 48 oz Market Pantry Ice Cream
.50 off Deli Purchase of $1 or more (specifies store brand)
$1 off Neutrogena facial care item, excl. trial size
$1 off Produce purchase of $1 or more -- hello free produce!!
.50 off 20 oz. or 24 oz. Market Pantry Bread
$1 off Bakery Items (store brand, excludes .99 items) - think French Bread, cookies, etc.

Market Pantry is Target's store brand. Look for comparable Fry's branded items and its a match. Some cashiers may ask their manager for approval, but you shouldn't run into many problems. Also, last time I used a Target bread coupon for .50 Fry's doubled it! YMMV (your mileage may vary) but I was quite happy about the overage since bread was only .88! Also I haven't had any trouble using a competitor coupon and a manufacture coupon at Fry's on the same product. I need face wash BADLY so I am excited to see what I can score...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Fry's Trip -- Yipee!

I headed into Fry's today to cash in on the $10 off $50 Fresh & Easy coupon. I was able to get my total up above the $50 pre tax by getting some FREE stuff that added to my total before coupons were deducted. I won't run through my whole purchase but I will give you the highlights:

Best Life Buttery Spread $1 (sale) - $1/1 MQ = FREE
Tampax Gentle Glide 18 Ct. $2.99 - $2 IPQ - $3 eQ = $2 OVERAGE!
    ** I purchased 2 packages and had planned to pay .99 each after IPQ. However in the end a $3 eQ    came off. I still can't figure out where it came from. If anyone knows let me know so I can post it on the blog! **
Bounty Basic Paper Towels 1.19 - .25 MQ = .19 each
     ** I buy these coupons in lots of 20 off of ebay. I pay $1.44 shipped! A great way to stock up on something we use all the time. Combine this with the $1/1 eCoupon and you are in for some serious SAVINGS! **
Fry's Bread .88 - .50 Target IPQ (doubled!) = .12 overage
Old El Paso Seasoning Packets 1.19 - .50 MQ = .19 each
     ** wyb 3 you'll receive a $1 OYNO Beef & Chicken Catalina
Barilla Piccolini Pasta $1 - $1/2 MQ = .50 each
    ** wyb 3 you'll receive a $2/3 Catalina Coupon -- when you use this you'll get them for .33 each! **
Guerrero Tortillas $1.50 - $1 IPQ = .50 each

In the end my savings were 80% -- Hooray! Thanks so much to Kim over at Arizona Savings for sharing the link to the $10 off $50 purchase coupon! Check out her Favorite Deals post HERE. I also loved the match-ups over at Centsable Shoppin! THANK YOU! I know a lot of work goes into those posts!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Shopping Freebies

Did you get any shopping freebies in your mailbox today?

 I received a $10 off $10 purchase coupon from Kohl's that starts on Wednesday.

 I also received a $10 off $10 purchase coupon from Victoria Secret! HOORAY! Expires Oct. 31st. There are a couple exclusions on this one, but I am happy to announce the lotions aren't one of them!

I love shopping with someone else's money!

** REMINDER ** Many of you may have received a JCPenney $10 off $10 coupon a few weeks ago in your mailbox --- you need to use it by end of day tomorrow!! Tons of clearance finds right now too -- Izod Girls uniform tops and bottoms are clearanced to $2.97! (Sorry boys uniforms aren't clearanced)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fry's Deals

Here are a few deals at Fry's this week:
**Campbell's Select Harvest soups $1- go here to print a $1/1 coupon = FREE  there was also a recent manf. coupon from the newspaper for $1/2 = $.50ea.
**Ziploc Storage Containers 2/$5-- if you get the Fry's coupon booklet things that come every once in awhile, there was a coupon for $1/2 and a e-coupon for $1.50.  If you buy 2, you will get a  coupon for $1.50 off your next shopping trip which is like getting each pack for $.50.  
**Totinos Pizza Rolls $1.25- use $.40/2 manuf. coupon multiplied to $1 and $.40/2 e-coupon which = $.55ea
**Totinos Party Pizzas $1.25ea- use $.40/5 coupon multiplied to $1 and $1/5 e-coupon = $.85ea
**Yoplait Yogurt cups $.50-use $.40/6 manuf. coupon multiplied to $1 and use $.40/6 e-coupon which = $.27ea
**Quaker Oatmeal Squares-use Safeway coupon for $1.49 ea and use $1/2 Fry's manuf. coupon that came in the same coupon booklet thing mentioned above = $.99ea

I'm not sure how "great" these deals are to those of you who get almost everything free with coupons but I was definitely happy with my savings.  I spent $35.27 for 44 items (not all were on sale or had coupons) and saved over $58.  I had 22 manuf. coupons and 9 e-coupons.  The 2 old ladies behind me in line were in awe!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More $4 off Hasbro Games!

Did you remember to check your USA Weekend in this past Sundays paper??

Honestly, I usually forget, but there are TWO $4 off Hasbro games coupons in them. Just in time for early Christmas Shopping.

Check those clearance tables and try to find some good deals!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Did everyone read the post over at Arizona Savings?

It inspired me to cash in on another great diaper deal! I used her scenario only I only did it once (only 2 codes available!) and got a box of Pampers Size 1 diapers - 180 ct. shipped for only $12.00!!

That's only 6 cents each!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

.50/1 eQ 2L Pepsi & Sierra Mist

My husband came home last night excited to report he'd used an eQ from our Shoppers Card unwittingly. I love a man who loves to save money! The .50 eQ on Pepsi Max and Sierra Mist available on the Fry's website came off when he purchased a 2L Diet Pepsi currently priced at .88 cents. Only .38 for a 2L!

Now I've just got to get my behind to the stores this week for my next covert mission: extra shoppers cards!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jack in the Box -- Grilled Pastrami $1/1

I saw this coupon online and thought I would share.

Friday Safeway Trip -- Diapers & Soup

I think this is the hands down best deal I have ever gotten on diapers! I didn't even mean for it to be this good, but sigh :) I cannot complain one bit!

9.99 - Huggies Little Snugglers diapers pack
-$2.00 Safeway Store Coupon (in last Sundays paper or just ask the clerk like I did)
-$2.00 IPQ printed a few weeks ago
-$2.00 Huggies eQ Little Snugglers/Little Movers
-$3.00 Huggies eQ Pure & Natural
=.99 cents cost!
1.00 - (3) Soup at Hand
-.50 (doubled) MQ
.81 tax
1.80 cost for all 4 items!! HOORAY!

The story on the eQ's both coming off... I don't know why but it is a happy little thing isn't it!

They did not have any Pure & Natural diapers in my Safeway store. I was really bummed b/c I had another IPQ for the P&N variety for $2.50/1 and it expired yesterday. So I was sad that I would get to score a second pack of diapers for $2.50 thinking the Little Snugglers were costing me $4. Well, when I went up and checked out BOTH eQs came off!

Want to score this deal? Go on over to scroll to the bottom and click on Coupons. Load the Huggies eQs to your card, grab an IPQ or the $1.50 Huggies MQ from a past Sunday paper and head on in to Safeway TODAY! The Safeway Coupon for 7.99 diapers only is good through today 9/18.

I didn't have one so I just asked my clerk and she scanned the one she had behind the register. The FIRST TIME a Safeway trip has left me happy! haha

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grocery Matchups

I got some great deals today while I was out today so I thought I would share! I apologize I dont have the exact date that the coupons came out or the exact website the ecoupons came from! For these trips I just used,, and the ecoupons. Good Luck!


Ground Beef $1.48 / lb


Dairy Glen Milk $1.68 each
*Milk at Albies is $2.19 and Frys is $2.29.

Strawberries $1.28 each

Kool Aid Fizz $1.50
$0.50/1 Q (doubled) = $0.50

10 pack Mission Tortillas -
wyb 2 cans Rosaritas Refried Beans ($1 each)

Soup at Hands $1.00
$0.50/1 Q (doubled) = FREE

Huggies Diapers $7.99 (jumbo Huggies or Pampers, until 9/18)
$1.50 Q = $6.49

There is a $3/1 huggies diapers coupon online, so you could get diapers for alot cheaper! Also - it did NOT ring up at $7.99 like it was supposed to! It rang up $9.99 so make sure you pay attention while at the register! I had loaded everything in the car, then realized the mistake, and then had to unload the diapers and the baby again! NOT FUN!


Bounty Basic Single Rolls $1.19
$1/1 ecoupon
$0.25 coupon (quadrupled)
= $0.81 MONEY MAKER!

SmartBalance 1/2 Gallon Milk $3.49
$2/1 ecoupon
$2/2 Q
= $0.51 MONEY MAKER!

Tide Stain Release $7.01
$3 ecoupon
$3 coupon
= $1.01

Yoplait Yogurts $0.60 each
$0.40 / 6 ecoupon
$0.40 / 6 Q (made a dollar)
=$2.20/6 or $0.37 each

Cap'n Crunch $1.77
$1/2 Q
= $2.54 wyb 2 ($1.27 each)

Herdez Salsa $1.99
$1/1 Q (SS 9/12 & SS 9/15)
=$0.99 each

Libby Vegetables $0.50
$1/3 Q
= $0.50 wyb 3 ($0.17 each)
$0.50/2 IPQ here (made a dollar)
*I had 3 coupons from the paper and 2 printables. So I got 10 cans of veggies for $1.00.

Hormel Chili $1.25
$50/2 Q (doubled)
= $1.50 wyb 2 ($0.72 each)

Charmin Toilet Paper 12 pack $5.99
$3 ecoupon (says it must be a 24 pack, but it works with the 12!)
$1/1 Q
= $1.99 ($0.17 a roll!)

Any other great sales I should know about??

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Real California Milk Coupons

I know there is drama about the Real California Milk coupons. Read all about my drama HERE.

But just wanted to let all those haters see for themselves that they are not FRAUD. Please to go the Real California Milk Homepage and scroll down to the bottom. Click on either the "Click Here to Download a Coupon" button's for either Cheese or Milk products. What do you get? A PDF.

Remember that the products must carry that seal. A lot of the Lucerne cheese at Safeway carries this seal. And Kim over at Arizona Savings has been able to use it on the milk as well. As you can see in my drama that my Safeway is not so friendly.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free Mini Monopoly Game at Frys

I saw this post on It's Hip to Save. So, I thought I would print the coupons "just in case" I found one of the items on one of the toy clearance tables at Frys (Pinal/McCartney.) They have quite a few Mini Monopoly games on clearance for $4. So, after the coupon......FREE!!!

They also have Pictureka Flipper Game for $9.10 so after the $4 coupon..........$5.10.

I did see one Clue game but didn't check the price, Sorry.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

$5 off of 5 IPQ for Kraft Cheese

Seriously, what a fantastic Q!

 Go get it HERE.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Beauty and the Beast on Blu Ray!

posted this great deal on her website!


Beauty and the Beast is coming out on Blu Ray on 10/5 and she has a link for a $10/1 coupon that expires on 10/9.

I am TOTALLY going to get this for my daughters 1st birthday!!

...thanks totally target!!...

HOT Pantene Clearance at CVS!

Wasn't sure where to post this, but our CVS has lots of Pantene Shampoos and conditioners, as well as some mousse on clearance 75% off, in their end cap facing the pharmacy. They are 1.24, and with the $1/1 MQ, only .24! The types they had were the navy blue cap and the pink cap ones

Thanks Kathryn!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Toys, Toys, Toys

If you haven't been to the Frys Marketplace on Pinal/McCartney you have been missing out on the HUGE toy/game clearance going on! They have LOTS of tables HEAPING with toys marked 50% down. I am still hoping that they will go 75% -- but if I don't see that happen before too long I will start stocking up!

Think Christmas, Birthdays... donations :)

There are games and toys for kids 0 - 10... I didn't see much in the video game, etc area.

Let me know if you see them get marked down even further!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Splurge

So I totally splurged today! I finally bit the bullet and bought the fancy schmancy double stroller that I have been dreaming of for 4 1/2 months...

Isn't it wonderful :) And there is a cool extra bar that fits on the front to let TWO carseats riding at the same time. And currently, that would be super useful! :)

So yes, I spent a lot of $$ but I did shop smart.

Here's what I did:

I looked all around and decided on the stroller I wanted. I checked craigslist and decided against purchasing used... b/c its a good investment afterall, why not just go for it?! Then I started shopping online and comparing stores. $224.99 $220.54 $279.99
and so on.

Then I looked for coupon codes to up my value and keep my OOP down and found a 15% off first purchase code for that included free 1-2 day shipping! Oh and there was no tax.. odd but a happy surprise. So with a savings of nearly $34 I went with I tried to stack this with other codes and couldn't but I am still happy with my savings.

Then of course I sold a few things on Craigslist to help out the difference. I am still OOP less than $100 for my brand new AMAZING stroller :) Now I just have to convince the hubby I can spend another $140 and get the matching carseat... LOL

 Want to cash in on some savings too? If you already have an account just make a new one with one of the many emails I am sure you have and use the code: THEB3035 to save 15% off your order too!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Amazon Diaper Deal

KC over at Desert Deals Diva and Kim at Arizona Savings BOTH posted about amazing Amazon Diaper deals...

Thought I would share my own. Definately not as great as theirs... but I didn't have my hands on quite as many codes. If only I had grabbed that stack of August Parents magazines at my Pediatrician's office I was tempted too.... sigh.

My order:

156 ct Huggies Diapers (size 3) $35.00
2 ct. Soothie Nipples - Stage 2 $4.29
Shipping $16.71
- Free Shipping $16.71
-$7 Promotion (August Code)
-$7 Promotion (September Code)
= $25.29 OOP!

That is an amazing deal to me! :)

Grab your mags and get your codes (on orange flyers that say "20% off diapers") and get on over to

The August codes expire 8/31/10 -- and if you want to stack the codes you'll need to do so before then!!

** UPDATE ** I went to the Dr. Office today and they still had 2 Parents mags for September -- they were fine with me swipping the 20% Cards out of them! Since they are both Sept. codes I couldn't use them both in one transaction. So I signed up for the "Subscribe & Save" 30% promo as well --- essentially saving 50% on diapers! After I get my first shipment I'll go in and cancel it. I paid $9.99 for 84 Huggies Newborn diapers shipped TWO DAY! HOORAY for diaper deals!

Mentos Gum

There are coupons online that you can get through for Mentos Gum. It is a 55cents off 1 coupon. It's not advertised, but I was at Safeway yesterday and Menos Gum is BOGO free. The cost is $1.49 each.'s a 50 cents moneymaker when you buy two.

Friday, August 13, 2010

25 FREE 4x6 prints at Walgreens!

Just wanted you all to know about this fabulous photo deal I found today...

it may be old news to everyone else, but I was quite happy to discover it! would not let me log into my old account for some reason even after I had requested a new password and tried using that... so I created a new account... and got 25 FREE 4x6 prints!

No special promo code needed. I uploaded some pictures ordered 25 prints and my total is $0.00 -- no tax! Plus, I'll pick them up in store so no shipping charges either!

I love great photo deals!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

$25 Walmart Gift Card GIVEAWAY

I know! Exciting, right? Head on over to Arizona Savings to find out how you can enter NINE times to win this incredible giveaway!

Hurry! Giveaway closes 3pm on 8/13/2010!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Frys Deals -- Tues Evening

So I was able to get a few deals tonight that I thought I would share. Some of the sales may end tonight but I hear the Buy 8, Save $4 event is continuing so hopefully we'll all be able to stock up!

These are part of the Buy 8, Save $4 event (prices reflect when all 8 have been bought):

Charmin 16 ct. $5.99
- $3 eQ (Fry's website -- says its for 32 ct only but 16 still triggered it)
- .25 MQ (all coupons are $1 still!)
= $2.99

Tide Stain Release $9.99 --- or better, use Safeway's Store Coupon and get it for $5.99 like me!
- $3 MQ
- $3 eQ (Fry's website)
= .01 overage!!

Sunny D .49 They only had one left! I hope they restock cause I have more Qs!
-.25 MQ (auto'd $.49) --there are some IPQs available too

Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.49
- .50/1 MQ (auto'd $1)
= .49 each

Del Monte Canned Fruit .79 cents each
- .75/3 Store Coupon (auto'd $1)
= .46 each

Other finds:
  • Mission Tortillas 22.5 oz (or medium size ones) are 2 for $3 -- used Store Coupons and Manufacturer coupons .75/1 and got them for .50 each. We eat them all the time so this is a great deal for us!
  • Gerber Yogurt Blends 4 pack $1.99 - $1.50 Catalina that printed when I loaded my Gift Card before shopping! YAY! .49 cents :)
  • Used a FREE Lay's Chip Store Coupon from home mailer! YAY!
  • If you need SOY formula they have 4 or 5 big cans for around $11 in the clearance section by the home dept.
  • Smart Balance Fat Free 1/2 Gal Milk $4.49 (sometimes you can find it for $2.99) - $2 eQ  - $2 MQ = .49 OOP! Super cheap and possibly free if you find them on sale!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

School Supply Matchups

Did you see all the great matchups using the MQs from today's paper?

Scotch tape & 1 Subject Notebooks at Target for CHEAP!

Also Payless is having BOGO and if you take your Payless Receipt into Office Max you'll get $10/$30 purchase.

OshKoshB'Gosh and Carters are having a FANTASTIC sale -- 25% off any purchase of $40 or more -- Online and in Store through Monday. They have $6 flat rate shipping (so you can buy from either site and have one cart and checkout and only pay one shipping fee!) I totally raided the clearance at the CG OshKoshB'Gosh Outlet store (sorry!) They still have tons of finds though :)

First Response $2/1 IPQ

Thought I would passon this great IPQ from First Response.

Go to their website HERE and click on "Save $2.00 on any First Response Product" --- it's on the left side under the Am I fertile green area....

Coupon doesn't expire until 3/31/2011!

I was able to print it twice as always!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Why is car buying so pricey?

We just bought a new family car TODAY (well, tonight.... thank goodness for dealers who are open late!) -- and I wish wish wish there were coupons!

But I did save $$ buy researching ahead of time, knowing the blue book and fair market values and standing up for myself. I read a lot of articles over at!

I was able to haggle the price down $1500 from their internet special they swore they wouldn't budge from. We got a good deal, and I am sure they made their money as well.

Anyone else have any car buying tips? Post your comments!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Awesome Shoe Deal!!!!

Today ONLY

All shipping on shoes is FREE at until September 6th. However, today they have an online code that gives $10 off a $10 order. (It must be $10 before tax). So pair the code with a clearance sale on shoes and you have yourself a GREAT deal.
The code is:


I just ordered a new pair of flip flops for Logan and a cute pair of Van-like shoes for Ava when she is a big girl! I only paid $10! My sister in law ordered her little boy some sandals that were $10.99 and only ended up paying a little over a DOLLAR for the pair of shoes!

Hurry Hurry - Sale Ends Today!
Happy Shopping!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Silhouette Giveaway!

Have you looked on crafty blogs this week? Well then you've probably figured out there are about 14 up for grabs! These bad boys are a $300 value and kick some serious craft butt!

I am always over at Lindsay's using her Cricut (or watching her b/c I am nervous about breaking it!) and wishing I had my own! And the Silhouette can do all sorts of stuff the Cricut can't... ah, to have friends come ot me for crafty stuff :) haha That'd be the day!

Anyway, go on over to this post at SUGARDOODLE to enter to win one!

Want to a chance at winning some of the others? Go here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Free Whataburger -- 8/3/10

Tomorrow is Whataburger's 60th B-DAY.... and they're giving us all a present! YAY! Dress your family up in orange and head on down to Whataburger for a fun family night --- for F-R-E-E!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Did you hear?! CG is getting a Sam's Club!

Read the full story HERE.

I am really excited! Who knows when it'll actually get built and open -- I am thinking Spring/Summer 2011!

It'll be great to have one closer to home - they have great deals on produce and clothes. And of course I am a sucker for the big box, buy in bulk mentality. Coupons can definatley save $$ but sometimes a quick run to the store is easier!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

$3/1 EPT Product IPQ

Here's an IPQ I found over at for $3 off any EPT product

GO HERE to print.

I was able to print it twice. Expires 2/28/11


Sunday, July 25, 2010

My FRY's Trip 7/23/10

The Deals are still going until TUESDAY! And you can get EVEN MORE FREE stuff from the Coupons this Sunday!

FIRST: I Went on ARIZONA SAVINGS to look at her "Favorite Deals" she always posts when the new ad comes out. I printed off some coupons from there, and then my printer ran out of ink... but that's OK I still SAVED lots of Money.

4 Quaker Quakes print here
1 Miracle Whip like on face book here for Coup PLUS a Safeway Q from a Grilling Book they gave out a while ago, I went and asked if they had more and I was lucky, they had to dig them up! IT made it free with some overage..I think .51 cents
1 Olive Oil Kraft Mayo (Q from on top of Miracle Whip.... with overage from other, made it free)
2 SoftSoap print here
3 CREST Toothpaste (Sunday Papers Qs)
4 Spaghettios print here
3 French's Mustard Q from Papers AND Albertson's Q in Ad this week
3 French's Dipping Sauce (SAME)
3 Ivory Body Wash (Sanday Papers Qs)

5 Easy Mac .49 each(no coup, although there is an IP available I believe)


I really wanted to get the Crayons and Markers to get $4 OYNO, but to no avail. They were COMPLETELY out of Crayons, in the warehouse TOO. But the ad in the Sunday paper advertized them I don't know peeps! Good Luck!

Do you have ENSURE coupons?

Wonderful Readers:

Teensy favor to ask -- my sweet grandma drinks a ridiculous amount of Ensure each day. And my amazing mother would L-O-V-E any Ensure coupons that you have to share! Two different ones came out in today's SS insert. So if you won't be using them please send them my way!

Email me and I will pass on my info: thebucknerfamily (at) gmail . com


FREE Crest Toothpaste

Well this past week I headed to Fry's to use up the 6 MQs I had for Crest toothpaste. They are on sale for $1 and they doubled my .50/1 MQ making them free!

Even better? I grabbed the regular kind that came with a bonus travel size on top... inside the travel size box were MORE MQs! $7/1 Crest White strips (there is an eQ on the Fry's website that you can load to your card -- a $14 total savings when used together!) BUT even BETTER in my book were the .75/1 MQs for MORE of the $1 variety! YAY! So I went back last night to score some MORE free toothpaste. I was only able to get 4 of the bonus pack kind and 2 whitening variety. But the 4 bonus packs came with more coupons!

So CHECK OUT the Crest aisle to see if you can find this variety and score free toothpaste, free coupons and MORE free toothpaste! And if you can't use it donate it to a local shelter, etc. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fry's Clearance

Frys clearance is looking so GOOD! I am addicted to checking it out whenever I venture into Frys. And since I live just down the road and pass it a few times a day is A LOT!

The Fry's Marketplace on Pinal Ave has clearance located throughout the store. The biggest section is over by the 'home' department near the furniture. They generally have 2 -3 tables set up. Clearance tables are also currently located in front of the toy dept. by the new US Bank and a new one popped up in the dairy area of all places! They initially clearance items to 50% and then to 75%. Depending on the item it is safe to wait out the time in between mark downs. I always get a thrill out of watching an item for a few weeks and then finding it the day they mark it down even further!

Clearance finds will include everything from home decor, sheets and furniture to baby items, gum, makeup and toys. I recently even saw Shark Pocket Mops down to $50 (reg $119) b/c they were the display models. If only I had known then that mine would break!

Some of my BEST deals have come from the Fry's Clearance section... so be sure to check yours out regularly! Start thinking Christmas gifts and storing away some good finds that can make great birthday, etc gifts all year long! A $10 (or less) clearance find will beat a $20 day-of-rushing-cause-you-can't-show-up-without-anything gift!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Glade Candles on Clearance @ Fry's

I found some great deals on Glade candles in the clearance bins at Fry's the other day. They had macintosh apple and orange vanilla ones, which both smell delicious!! They were originally priced at $3.14 each and were on clearance for $1.59. You can also print a coupon here for $2 off any 2 Glade 4 oz. candles.

So, final price for each candle = $.59

Hopefully there are some left at the Fry's you shop at!

Amazing deals

Is anyone else loving the amazing deals around this week!

My favorite deal?

4 Pepsi 2L .69 each with Safeway .69 ea Pepsi/7Up 2L store coupon (limit 4) (wyb 10 participating items -- only .19 each!)
5 Kraft Cheese 8 oz bags 1.49 ea (wyb 10 participating items)
1 any other item participating. I found Loreal Vive shampoo on clearance for $1.67 -$1 MQ = .67 (and it was participating in the sale so only .17 after!

And I earned $5 OYNO! Hello savings!

In other G-R-E-A-T news I finally organized my coupon binder and have kept it that way for nearly a whole week! YAY! I feel so empowered walking into a store knowing exactly what coupons I have. I just couldn't cut the file system... maybe I never gave it my best. But the rule of couponing is do what works best for YOU! And for me my ultra organized time consuming binder makes me happy and helps me save WAY more $$ than any other way (for me)

Last day for eParty Orders!


Last day to head on over to Little Pea Boutique and score FREE SHIPPING on tons of fabulous bows, headbands, clippies for that beautiful little girl of yours (or your friends, or heck, even for yourself!)

Remember to put my name 'Julie Buckner' in the sellers notes section when you check out! PLEASE, oh PLEASE!

Here are some of my favorites:


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coupon Class Tonight!

Okay, I don't really want A BAGILLION (not sure if that's a real # but you get the point) people at my house but I wanted to remind those who have received invites for the coupon class that it is TONIGHT! Don't feel sad if you haven't heard about it -- for obvious reasons I don't want to post my address on the blog. So if you know me, my email, a friend of a friend of mine... you know how to track me down and get it :)

Oh, and please don't expect to learn everything in one night. Cause it ain't happening :) But we can all learn a little more together :) See you there!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Little Pea Boutique E-Party & DEAL!!

Check out this INCREDIBLE deal at Little Pea Boutique!

Use promo code RAIN to score 50% off all orders TODAY ONLY! And as always, free shipping! I love this little etsy shop! Their headbands are adorable... and my little miss looks so dolled up!

I am hosting an e-party so make sure to put my name (Julie Buckner) in the sellers notes section!! Please, Please!!


Also I just received an update from Little Pea Boutique PLEASE NOTE:
You can allow your guests to use the RAIN code, however, for etsy transactions they must complete the transaction including payment and then the 50% gets refunded to them via Paypal. Unfortunately etsy does not offer sellers a way to offer discounts etc. to our customers so this is the only way we can do it. Also, the RAIN special ends tonight at midnight so make sure you let them know that as well.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Amended Safeway Coupon Policy

Maybe us couponers should have quietly lept for joy at the wonderful new Safeway coupon policy. Apparenlty they heard all the wonderful things we were talking about and decided to change that...

Okay, they haven't changed everything but you should read and compare. The *amended* version is HERE and was last updated 6/18/10.

The MAJOR change I could see.... Register Rewards will not be accepted. Catalina coupons even when labeled "Manufacture Coupons" MUST be for a specific item, not just a $ amount. I know, I am sad about this too. Well the two weeks of fun at Walgreens were good....

Now of course some Safeway stores are more friendly and may continue to accept them. But the policy is a "NO" so don't get ready to throw a fit if they turn your RR away. This morning I WAS ABLE to use one... of course, this was before a wonderful friend let me know of the new policy. I still have two more RR that expire today. I will go back to see if they'll take them and then call it good. I really do hate Safeway. Wishing I could run into THIS STORE manager... sigh :) Where is the coupon love?

Monday, June 28, 2010

.39 Pampers Wipes

The other day I was at Target and noticed that they had the Pampers THICK wipes 72 ct for $2.39 -- pair this with the $2 MQ and you'll score wipes for .39 plus tax!

Check out the Target clothes too... I picked up some baby and toddler shirts for under $2 as well! And of course, I headed over to JCPenney's to get those 80% clearance finds! YAY!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Casa Grande JCP

Hey girls! There are shirts sizes 7-18 for girls that are on clearance this week at JC Penney for $1.97. They are perfect for school. Some are tshirts and others are polos. Have fun shopping!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

$3 Huggies RESET! -- 60 ct or Larger

I wish it wasn't on the 60 ct or larger variety... but it still is a good coupon when paired with the $10 ECB deal at CVS this week. Read more over at Saving Cents with Sense HERE or HERE.

As for me I may just use the *wonderful* Luvs Mailer Qs I got this week. I received 2 $2.50/1 and 1 $2/1 ... and since Luvs are already pretty inexpensive it'll make for a great deal on diapers for little Miss.

In other news I wanted to tell you all to keep checking at Frys for Clearanced or "Close Out" deals! I saw so many when I went the other day! I picked up a Maybeline Pure Makeup Foundation for $3.50 without any Qs (cause like I said in my last post... struggling!) and since I was out.... it was worth the $. I also found another giant can of formula clearanced 50% off. YAY! There are toys and other misc household items as well. Keep your eyes open for great deals for Christmas. A $10 find now could save you A LOT of $ in the long run if you don't have to run around the week before Christmas looking for anything still on the shelves.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Couponing Mom Secrets

I wish I could tell you that I had a whole bunch of great tips on how to manage couponing and the daily CRAZY life of having kids :) By the way.... we now have 3 in our house!

So really, this post is a giant "HELP" and hope that you all will leave some comments on how you manage it all. It seems that I am always running behind on clipping my coupons or just can't seem to get the time to organize myself before I go to the store. I still have hopes of being a COUPONISTA.

So everyone out there... what do you do?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Nivea Money Maker at Wags

Nivea Body Wash is on a FANTASTIC RR Money Maker this week!

Limit one RR per transaction!

Here's the scenario:

Buy 1 Nivea for Men Body Wash 3 $5.99
- $3 MQ (from like two months ago... did you save yours?)
= $ 3.54 (with tax in CG) -- EARN $6 RR
 So that's a $2.43 Money Maker after taxes!

And best part? As Trisha posted about earlier... you can take that overage (Register Reward) to Safeway and buy some groceries!

I did this deal 3 times this morning! Also, if you've been waiting to cash in on the Neutrogena RR deal ( Buy any 3 participating products get $10 RR) you're in luck! Everything is 25% off!! Best deal is the bars which are priced at $2.24 (at the reduced price) -- buy 3 of them and you'll earn a $10 RR... find some MQs (like the $1.50/1 MQ in the Safeway Coupon books) and pair it up for a great FREE or Money Making deal!

Start Thinking Christmas

Just like Raysha was thinking a few weeks ago when she found the INCREDIBLE toy clearance over at KMart...we've gotta start thinking Christmas. And when I saw this in my email this morning I thought, of course. I've got a $5/$25 purchase coupon from little Man's b-day for Toys R Us that would go great with this! Free Movie Ticket PLUS $5 off.... and I'm sure all you fantastic couponers out there can figure out how to make this deal even sweeter!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Safeway Coupon Policy

I just want to make sure that everyone heard about Safeway's new coupon policy. There is a BIG change. They now accept catalinas and manufacturer coupons that are printed from other stores. I verified this with the Casa Grande Safeway store last night. This would include coupons printed from Fry's, Albertson's, Walgreens, etc. Just another option for those Register Rewards!

Arizona Savings has a great post on this HERE

Link to the NEW Coupon Policy on the Safeway Website HERE.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More Deals

A couple more deals...

Land O Lakes Omega Eggs were clearanced (sell by 6/15) to $1.39 - .55/1 MQ = .39/doz eggs!

Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches - .99 cents each - .55/1 Blinkie MQ (said DND but coupon auto'd) = FREE (YMMV on this one)

Dan-o-nino Yogurt cups 6 pack (the little kind) $2/4 - $1.50/1 MQ = .50 each

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Fry's Deals!

I finally went through my inserts and cut coupons - seriously, it had been WAY too long. It totally paid off too - today I got some great deals at Fry's! Here is a list of some good deals I got (excuse the lack of specific coupons I used. They are all made a dollar, so I didnt really pay attention to what the original amount was!)

Daisy Sour Cream: $1.79 - doubled coupon = $0.79 each
Yoplait Yogurt: $0.50 - $0.50/8 doubled = $0.37 each, wyb 8
Roarin Waters Capri Sun: FREE wyb 5 pack Kraft Mac & Cheese for $4.09 (use peelie on box!)
Danimals Crush Cups: $2 - $1 mfq = $1 each
Danimals Coolision Tubes: ON CLEARANCE for $1.49 - $1 mfq = $0.49 EACH!
Bounty Basics (1 pack paper towel): $1.19 - $0.25 (made to a dollar) = $0.19 each
Little Swimmers Diapers: $7.49 - $2 mfq = $5.49
Welches Juice: $1.99 - doubled coupon = $0.99 each
Cover Girl Professional Mascara: CLEARANCED to $2.49 - $1 mfq = $1.49
Oxi Clean Laundry Packs: $2.99 - $2 mfq = $0.99 each
-you can also pair with other Oxi Clean products and use the $3/2 coupon as well!
Velveeta Shells and Cheese Cups: $1.49 - $1/2 = $0.99 + GET $0.50 ONYO for every 2 packs you buy! (so I bought 6, used 3 coupons, got $1.50 RR.) Total is $0.75 each wyb 6.
Mahatma Rice: $2.89 - doubled coupon = $1.89 each
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup: $2 - $1 mfq = $1 each
Clorox Bleach: $1.69 - doubled coupon = $0.69 each
Dawn Dish Soap (10.3 oz): $1.59 - doubled coupon = $0.59 each
Charmin TP 4 pack: $2.99 each - doubled coupon = $1.99 each
Jimmy Dean Sausage Chubs: $4.99 - $1/2 mfq stacked with $1/2 peelie = $3.99 each wyb 2

Some deals are great - others could be better! Overall I bought 77 items and spent $106.65 which averages to be $1.38 each. Definitely could be better, but not too shabby! :)

**By the way, I tried to do the SCRUBBING BUBBLES OVERAGE DEAL posted by the Krazy Coupon Lady. The cashier said that she wouldnt accept my coupon of "Buy the Toilet Scrub Gel, Get the Brush Starter Kit Free" because it had a "free item" on it. I had 3 kids with me and didnt feel like arguing so I had her take the items off. Has anyone else had success with this deal???

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bosch Giveaway

Head on over to Deals to Meals to check out their AWESOME giveaway: a Bosch Mixer!

Last day to enter? June 30th!

Deals to Meals is a service that compares the sale prices of all major grocery stores to Costco and Walmart and tells you where the best deals are. Then they provide you with recipes and meal plans using those sale items. Now available in 12 states. It's $4.95 a month... which isn't bad if you find yourself stressed out about how to pair up the sales with recipes your family will actually enjoy! As for me, I may try it out for two weeks FREE just to see what its like.

**Confession: I've never won a single giveaway. EVER. Sad, huh? Maybe this one could be mine!**

Monday, June 7, 2010

Secret Overage Deal at Safeway

Here's a deal I saw that I matched up that I thought everyone would like.

Go to and load some eQ's to your Safeway card... including the $3/2 Secret Deodorant

Now this eQ only links to one product... so you could go in and do this, which I did before I knew about the even better deal.

(1) 2.99 Secret Deodorant
-$3 eQ (auto'd at 2.99)
-.50/1 MQ (doubled)
= $1 Overage

Even better deal:
(3) Secret Deodorants 2.49 ea wyb 3+
- $3 eQ
- (3) $2 MQ from this Sunday's Paper -- Secret Mineral Power or something like that, this variety is included.
= $1.50 overage (and you get 3 deodorants)

Hope that helps!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Toy Clearance Heaven

I had read on a deal blog that K-Mart was taking an additional 50% off of their toy clearance. I also had a 20% off your entire toy purchase coupon that came in a Burger King Kids Meal. I headed to K-Mart and they had a display set up right inside the door with the clearanced toys. I'm not sure when the deal started but if you have boys, the deals were great. There were only a few girl items. My best deal was the Matchbox Mega Rig Pirate Ship.
Originally priced at $49.99, the clearance price was $40.00. After the 50% off, it was $20. After my 20% coupon, it was $16.
I also got a Star Wars Force Action Light saber which was originally $24.99, marked down to $20, after 50% if was $10, after my coupon, $8.
Then, I headed off to Frys. I always check the clearance tables there first thing. I was not disappointed today. I got:
Sesame Street "Let's go to Preschool" learning software for the computer. Originally $19.99, on clearance for $4.89
imaginext Lost Creatures dinosaur: Clearance price $3.84
imaginext Lost Creatures dinosaur: Clearance price $3.84
Polly Pocket Pretty Packets Dispenser: Clearance price $2.89
Berry Stylish Strawberry Shortcake: Clearance price $3.19
(2) Lego Power Miners: Clearance price $2.44 ea
Lego Space Police: Clearance price $3.49
Star Wars Playdough Stampers: Clearance price $2.89
Little People Nostalgic Figure Four Pack: Clearance price $1.49
I'm pretty happy getting 11 great toys/gifts for about $6 more than the one pirate ship's original price.

Saturday Morning

I headed out early this morning and picked up my Bountiful Basket. I'm not sure what I am going to do with the 20 or so Bok Choy I got in it... but who doesn't love a stir fry :)

Never heard of Bountiful Baskets? Read what everyone had to say HERE.

Then it was on to Safeway...

18 Kraft Mac N Cheese -- FREE w/ .55/2 TearPad Qs (THANK YOU!)
1 6 pack Yo Baby Yogurt - Clearanced 1.98
4 Ziploc Container Packs - 1.99 each wyb 4 - (2) .55/1 MQs and (1) 1.50/2 MQ
2 Sun Rype Squiggles .79 -- B1G1 IPQ auto'd to .79
1 Secret Deodorant 2.99 - $3 eQ and .50/1 MQ = $1 Overage!!
= 6.48 with tax, earned $4 OYNO -- Final Cost $2.48

And then to Fry's for some more of the fabulous $1.68/gal Milk and a few other essentials. No coupons...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

$4.49 Huggies at FRYS!

According to BabyCheapSkate -- check 'em out HERE (see comments) -- Fry's is running a great Huggies Promo right now! I am in serious need of a diaper deal and thought  you'd all like to hear about it too! I will go this afternoon and test it out just to see:

Deal runs through 6/5:

Buy 2 Huggies Jumbo Packs $8.99
- $3 Instant Savings at Register when you spend $15 on Huggies
- (2) $3 Huggies IPQ (tons of them out there and hopefully they have reset for today, read HERE)
=$4.49 per pack plus tax!
If you Buy 2 and use 2 $3 MQs you'll pay $10.43 with tax in CG.

That is an AWESOME deal :) Stock up and SAVE!

** UPDATE: Deal TOTALLY works! Hooray! I did seperate transactions for the 4 packs I purchased. I didn't want to chance the deal not working out. Let me know if anyone tries buying in higher amounts in one trans. **

Monday, May 31, 2010

Deals, Deals, Deals

This weekend was so much fun! I loved spending time with family and having some fun in the pool! :)

I also loved getting some great deals all around town :) This is a some up of LOTS of transactions (darn limits!) at different stores:

6 Bar S Hot Dogs: 8 cents each
90 Powerade: 5 cents each (I think, its around there)
21 Right Guard Deodorants - FREE
4 Mirra Make Up Brushes - 1.04 Overage!
1 23.2 oz Similac Organic Formula clearanced to $6.34 - $2 MQ = $4.34 (YAY!!)
6 Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce = .38 cents each
 (used $1/2 MQ --- Cami had $1/1 MQs from eBay and it was a MM of .12 each!!)

Tide Stain Duo Packs - .01 Overage
1 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs - Free
5 3 Musketeers Candy Bars - Free
3 Zone Protein Bars - Free
2 Sun Rype Fruit Leathers (.59 total B1G1)
1 Blackberries .99

All the O Organic Coupons are gone from the CG Safeway store Pharmacy -- if you see any this week, let me know!

Yes, I know. I went to that blasted Safeway store... all the FREE stuff sucked me in. But I will NOT be spending money there all willey nilley, my real $$ will be spent at Frys. Because Fry's Rocks!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Old Navy 50% OFF Clearance! 5/28 - 5/29

I called and the CG Old Navy is participating!!! YAY!

I L-O-V-E this sale! I scoped out some of the clearance last week but decided to wait until another one of these clearance events to stock up... Well today is the day!

Happy Clearance Shopping!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get on EBAY NOW!

I just went on Ebay and bought 40 $1/2 Bar-S Coupons for $3.98 because at FRY's this week Hot Dogs are on sale for .58 cents BUT I just called the store to warn them that I will be coming to get 80 packages and they told me that there is a limit of 4! Good thing I have 4 adults in this house, we are each going to have to buy 4 packages 5 times! Right?

ALSO at FRY's on sale is "Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce" for .88 cents.
I got 20 $1/1 Coupons on ebay for $4.53........I hope it's a money maker!!

Is there a Van Camps pork and beans coupon out there?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Freebies at Fry's

What I picked up yesterday for FREE:

3 Hunt's Ketchup (used MQs)
20 Smart Ones Dinners (used $5/10 IPQ and received a $5 OYNO for each ten. Had to do two transactions)
1 Beach Nut Cereal Box - Free Mailer Coupon
2 Jars Beach Nut Food - Free Mailer Coupon
1 Huggies Wipes Tub - Used $2/1 IPQ -- my husband printed for me :) Yay Hubby!
1 Sobe Drink -- Free Catalina Coupon

Yay for free stuff :)

I love Fry's!

Monday, May 24, 2010

600 Thread Count Sheets for $19.99!!

We went to the AZ Mills Mall on Saturday, just because we were in the neighborhood, to go to OLD NAVY to get some $1 Flip-flops...YEAH RIGHT not with that line that was CLEAR out the door!
So we browsed around in the WHOLE SALE store that is close to Old Navy and found this awesome deal on sheets! They had ALL sizes even Cal. King for $19.99! If your in the market for sheets and really comfy cool ones for the summer thats the place to go!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Nestle 24 Pack Water DEAL

Fry's is running a OYNO deal for Nestle 24 Pack Water. I cannot remember when the end date is... so if you know, please post it in the comments. I picked up four cases yesterday :)

On sale for 3 for $10

Plus you can use any MQ's that you have (like the very common $1/2)

OYNO deal:
Buy 2 get $2 OYNO coupon
Buy 3 get $3 OYNO coupon
Buy 4+ get $5 OYNO coupon

Assuming you buy 4 in one transaction, use 2 $1/2 MQ's your OOP would be about 11.34 plus tax. And you'll receive a $5 OYNO! So really, 6.34 or $1.58 each (plus tax of course)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Walgreens Body Wash

Don't miss Walgreens deal this week. When you buy Gilette Body Wash for $4.49 you get $4.49 in Register Rewards. Pair this up with the BOGO free Gilette Body Wash coupon from the paper and you basically get TWO body washes for FREE!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Clearance Makeup at CVS

I was at CVS today because I had heard about a great diaper deal this week, but I must've seen it from a different store or something, because there were no deals there and I was not going to waste my $3 Huggies coupon yet (which by the way, you can print here if they are still left.) But, I just happened to wander over to the makeup section and I saw several 75% off stickers on many items.

The best deals that I found were Revlon:

Revlon Creme Gloss:

Reg. price - $10, Clearance price - $2.49 (75% off) + $2/off Revlon MFQ

Final price - $.49

Revlon ColorStay Active Makeup with SPF25:

Reg. price - $12.99, Clearance price - $3.25 (75% off) + $2/off Revlonn MFQ

Final price - $1.25

Of course, clearance items vary by store, but you should be able to find some good makeup deals at any CVS right now.

Cheap Frozen Pizza - Fry's

If your family eats a lot of frozen pizza (like mine does!) it might be worth checking out these sales:

Tony's Frozen Pizza - $0.50 each!
on sale for $1 - use $1/2 coupon

Totino's Frozen Pizza - $1.02 each
on sale for $1.27 -
get $1 RR wyb 4 pizzas

You can also try to use this coupon that I found on the Totino's website. to get an even better deal!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Living Large on Less

Janae over at Life Under Construction has a fantastic series going on: Living Large on Less. Amen, sister! Today she posted a FANTASTIC how to on organizing your coupons. Check it out here. And it ain't your typical binder method ladies! I love her breakout do what works for you attitude :) With two little ones in the house and all my time (and sanity) quickly used up I may even venture into not clipping every little coupon into my binder!

Thank you so much for your tips Janae!!

Check out her blog HERE.

CG Safeway... not my favorite store

So I won't even spend the time to into everything that unfolded Saturday. But I will say that this CG store is NOT couponer friendly. If you have MQs from the Sunday Paper they love you. However, if you are using IPQs or any other printable type coupon they are total haters. Apparently they've had a problem with hundreds of $$ in "bogus" coupons... so now they are skeptical of any IPQs. They shut me down on the Real CA cheese coupons b/c they told me they thought they were fraud. (Don't get me started! GRR) They also didn't like my Wacky Mac Coupons... because I had 5. FIVE! Yeah, the Asst. Manager took one and said she was going to go "verify" it right away. Really?!

I don't believe that people who use coupons should be treated as less than those not using coupons. I was made to feel dishonest and a thief. After calling the Store Manager to discuss this problem I was given the same feedback. He referred to my "clipless" (his words for printable coupons) as a real problem and that he wanted to get information from Corporate on exactly what they have to take. He didn't mind that I wouldn't be shopping his store. When I called attention to how I felt treated he only talked over me and insisted that they do not treat couponers differently.

I know everyone's experience is different. But I am not happy with my Safeway store here in Casa Grande. I wish I lived closer to some of the couponer friendly ones in the Mesa area. I know you attract more bees with honey than vinegar... but how do you give compliments and friendliness to a store that makes you feel this way? Just my thoughts...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Arizona Savings: Jiffy Lube $35 Giveaway!!

If you are like me you ALWAYS postpone the dreaded oil change til it is almost embarrasingly WAY over due! Well, if you head on over to Arizona Savings by clicking here you can enter for a chance to win a $35 Jiffy Lube Gift Card! Paired with a coupon or a sale my SUV might even get a new filter with little to no OOP cost! Hooray! And who doesn't love those folks over at Jiffy Lube? So go ahead and enter, enter, enter (nine different ways!) to win yours!

This giveaway ends on May 17, 2010 so HURRY!!

New Coupons: $3/1 Huggies and FREE Pasta

Head on over to today to get your $3/1 Huggies Coupons! I L-O-V-E that these high value coupons seem to be sticking around. I love Huggies diapers, but at an affordable price (with coupon) I have reason to love them even more!

While you are over at make sure to print off the $1.50/1 Huggies Little Swimmer Coupons and .50/1 Wacky Mac Pasta Coupons. Wacky Mac is only $1 at Safeway this week -- so paired with this coupon it'll be FREE!!! This will add a little variety to the mountain of Smart Taste pasta I have stockpiled in my pantry :)

And as a side note/confession: I spent HOURS yesterday organizing my coupons. I hadn't cleaned out my old ones in a month, yikes! I also had clipped and organized some a few weeks ago (yes, WEEKS) and left them to sit on my table. They are finally happy and home in my coupon binder. I also sorted and tore apart the pages from the past two maybe three weeks ago paper. I still need to clip and put them in my binder TODAY so I can FINALLY go shopping again (without paying a fortune).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Babies R Us Coupons

I am making a run to Babies R Us today and thought I would pass on these printable coupons I found online. I was sad not to see the 20% off one baby item coupon. I had one, but it expired yesterday... of course!

Happy Shopping for little one!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

All Oxi-Active $1/1 IPQ

Go here and enter your information to download this great coupon! I've never tried this detergent before but I have LOVED the All Free & Clear to use for my kiddos. And Oxi-Active sounds like it'll help get stains out... which my kids are great at putting in clothes!

Hopefully they'll be some great promos/sales to pair up with this one soon! Let us know if you see any GREAT deals!

Food Storage Deals

The month of May is a HOT one over at Emergency Essentials!

My favorite deal is a group one: #10 can of Apple Pieces is only $10! These would make a great snack or trail mix! I already can my own apple sauce and apple pie filling (yum!) but just to have these around as a snack would be great! Want to get in on this deal? Organize a group or buy 12+ cans yourself (that's a whole lot of apple pieces!)

If you know of any other great deals on food storage items from other places please let us know!!

** Reminder have you added their button to earn your $10 gift card!? **

Monday, May 3, 2010

Link to Target Coupons

Apparently, I posted the wrong link to coupons in my post below (I am not very good at this coupon blogging thing!) Anyway, if you want to print the Vaseline lotion coupon, go here and it should work :) If not, just go to and click on coupons at the bottom.

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion for $.04 at Target

OK, usually I am the last to know about any really good deals, so I am happy to share this one since I haven't seen it anywhere else yet!

This week, Target has their Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion on sale for $4.79.

Use $3.75/1 MQ plus $1.00/1 Vaseline lotion Target printable coupon available here.

Total price: $.04. Plus, certain bottles came with a free travel size lotion too, so not a bad deal if you ask me!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Morning

Well I started out this morning with high hopes of finding the elusive $1.50/2 and .55/1 Mission and Kraft Tear Pad Coupons.... to no such luck! So, if you haven't already looked in CG... don't bother. What's funny... I remember seeing the $1.50/2 Mission one a month or so ago. Why I didn't grab some is beyond me... maybe I was too busy chasing kids?

What made my morning better?

Getting paid 21 cents to take some diapers from CVS :) I hate it when people post deals that can't really be duplicated... but this is the closest I've come to getting paid so I've got to share! I had a $5 ECB reward that needed to get used before Monday. So I went on over to CVS and grabbed an ad and scanned for a good deal. I saw the Pampers ECB deal and decided I would go for it.

Pampers on sale $8.49
- $5 ECB (earned from buying Huggies a few weeks ago)
- $3/1 Pampers MQ from Mailer (Thanks Mom!!)
= .79 (with tax) TOTAL
Earned $1 ECB ---- I made .21 cents! YAY!

Then I headed over to Target to cash in on some freebies. Here's what I got for FREE:

3 Dove Ultimate Deodorants (trial size)
7 Tide 2x Ultra Single Load Packs (in trial size section)
3 Johnson's Bath Buddies Bars
3 St. Ives Apricot Scrub .50 overage each!

At my Target they also had some Gillette Body wash and Clinical Strength Sport deodorants clearanced for $1.52. Already a good deal, but pair these prices with a MQ for an even sweeter buy!

OH AND A HEADS UP! Lindsay went to our Target in CG to get the baseball card holders... they moved them to the toy section!