Monday, August 31, 2009

Last Day to Print Coupons

Just a reminder that today is the last day of the month so you should print out any coupons you liked from Every month they restock their coupons. Some coupons will just disappear while others are reset and allow you to print two more.

There are several good ones including a new one for $0.55 off of Wonder Bread. Hopefully, this will be on sale (and soon, this expires 9/15/09) at Vons or Ralph's since they both double coupons!

15% off at Walgreens Today Only!

There is a new Walgreens 15% off coupon valid today only. You can use this to further sweeten the deals this week. Click here for coupon. You must use this at the Photo or Cosmetics counter and present it at the START of your transaction (it's an employee discount so they need a special code) .

You may still use coupons and can purchase register reward items so with all the free after rebate deals you have lots of profit potential.

Restricted items - liquor, dairy, gift cards, cigarettes, stamps, newspapers, prescriptions and phone cards. Limit one card per person per purchase - no mention of one per day. Thanks, Abundant Food Savings!

Also, if any of you received a $3.00 off of a $15 purchase catalina when you filled a prescription there, do remember that they expire today as well. Combine both of these and you have the makings for some great savings!

Walgreens Deals 8/30 - 9/5

Here are the best of Walgreens deals, with a special thanks to Common Sense with Money for her help with them.

Weekly Deals

Coffee Mate Liquid 16oz 2/$3
-$1/1 printable HERE
=$0.50 each after coupon!

Dial Hand Soap 2/$3 after in-ad coupon
-$0.55/1 printable HERE
=$0.95 each after coupon!

Secret Deodorant $1.99 after in-ad coupon
-$2/1 coupon from $62 in Savings Kmart Coupon booklet
=FREE after coupons! (hand manufacturer coupon first to avoid beeps)

Campbells Soup $0.69 after in ad coupon
-$1/2 printable
=$0.38 for two after coupons!

Velveeta Cups $0.89 each after in ad coupon (reg price $1.39 each)
- BOGO coupon from 8/9 SS insert
=$0.39 for two after coupon (hand manufacturer coupon first to get this price)

Nursery water 2/$2 after in-ad coupon
-$1/2 printable HERE
=$1 for two gallons after coupons!

Register Rewards (RR) Deals

Colgate 360 Actiflex Toothbrush $2.99, Earn a $2.99 RR when you buy one
- $0.40/1 coupon from 8/30 SS insert
=FREE plus up to $0.40 in overage after coupon and RR!

Breath Right Nasal Strips 10ct $4.99, Earn a $4 RR when you buy one
= .99 after RR!

Rembrandt Toothpaste $5, Earn a $5 RR when you buy one
-$1/1 whitening product coupon from 8/2 SS inserts (toothpaste is labeled as whitening product) =FREE plus $1 in overage after coupon and RR!

Carefree ultra protection pantiliners $1.99, Earn a $1.99 RR when you buy one
-$1/1 printable HERE
=FREE plus $1 in overage after coupon and RR!

Reach Total Care Toothbrush or Floss $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
- $1/1 coupon from 6/14 SS insert
=FREE after coupon and RR!

Men’s Zone Razor Blade System $3.99, Earn a $3.99 RR when you buy one
=FREE after RR!

Theraflu Cold, Cough or Sinus Relief $4.99, Earn a $3 RR when you buy one
-$2/1 printable HERE
- $2.00 Q found in Walgreens Healthy Savings Booklet
=FREE + $2.00 overage after coupons and RR!

Glade Fragrance Collection Candles (2 oz.) at $2 each, Get a $1 Register Reward WYB 2
Use 2 Free candle coupons from the 8/09 inserts
Free plus overage after coupons and Register Reward! (Thanks, Money Saving Mom!)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kohl's: Flip Flops As Low As $1.12!

There are super cute flip-flops on sale right now at Kohl's! The prices range from $1.12 - $2.24 with $0.99 shipping per item. Use code NEW1370 to get an additional 10% off! If you happen to have a Kohl's card you can use code AUGUST15 for 15% off and code MVC4661 for free shipping!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vons Week 8/26 - 9/1

Vons has some excellent prices on cereal this week!
They are currently running a Buy 5 Save $5 promo on select cereals and you can get several boxes of cereal for $1.00 or less!
Check out Abundant Food Savings coupon match-ups for getting the most bang for your buck! To see a complete list of participating products which include cereal, oatmeal, and certain granola bars visit the Vons online shopping site here.

Other good deals I see in the ad are:

Safeway Enriched Bread - $0.99 (This is my target price for bread)

Doritos Tortilla Chips - $1.99

SoBe water - $0.99 use the BOGOF printable here Final price = 2/$1.00!

Angel Soft Bath Tissue 4 pk. and Sparkle Paper Towels single roll are both $0.99 each. If you use the $2.00 off purchase of both (printable no longer available) then you can get both for free!

Super Coupons:

Cheez-it Crackers - $1.49 limit 3 use $0.75 printable (available on my Coupons sidebar) = $0.75 each!

Anthony's Pasta limit 6 - $0.69 each

Bounce Dryer Bar - $3.99 use $2.50 coupon from Vocal Point mailer and $1.00 e-coupon from P&G = $0.49 each! If you only have the $1.00 P&G coupon you will pay $1.99 which is still pretty good considering you get 4 months of use from one bar.

Worth Mentioning: There is also a coupon for a $30.00 Vons gift card if you bring in a transeferred prescription.

Henry's Week 8/26-9/2

Henry's has some pretty good deals on produce this week. Honestly, Henry's is the only place I will buy produce because they have the best prices and it is very good quality. Remember to bring along any reusable shopping bags with you because they give you a $0.05 credit for each one! Also, Wednesday is probably the best time to go because they honor both this week's ad prices as well as the prior week's ad.

Here are the best prices I see in this weeks ad:

Avocados - $0.49 each

Roma Tomatoes - $0.49/lb

Green Bell Peppers - 3/$1.00

Minneola Tangelos - $0.88/lb

Bunched Celery - 3/$1.00

Yellow White Nectarines - $0.88/lb

Organic Produce:

Broccoli - $0.97/lb

Pink Lady Apples - $0.97/lb

Valencia Oranges - $0.77/lb

Yellow Peaches - $0.97/lb

Other Deals Worth Mentioning:

Brown Cow Whole Milk Yogurt 6oz. - $0.69 each

Organic Valley Lowfat Milk Singles 8 0z. - $0.89 each

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Let me begin by saying that menu planning is something I have only been doing for the past 5 months and I have discovered that it is something absolutely essential to saving money. I started off by only doing a weekly menu but now I do a monthly menu. I sit down at the end of each month and take inventory of the things I have and don't have. For the most part I try to use things I already have on hand and those meals I make at the beginning of the month, giving me plenty of time to look for sales on the items I will be using on my end of the month meals.
Another thing that made my life easier was making the same thing for lunch during the weekdays. I have four children and I try to spend some quality time with each of them but it can be a bit difficult with all the other things that are on my to do list, so I assigned each of them a day. (Mondays go to my son, Tuesdays go to daughter #1, Wednesdays are for daughter #2, and Thursdays are for daughter #3, Fridays are mom & dad's day, and the weekends are family days.) I asked each of my children what their favorite meals were and that is what I make for lunch on their day. They also help me prepare the meal.
This is what this weeks menu looks like:

Mon.- Quesadillas, rice, beans
Tues.- Macaroni (homemade), salad
Wed.- Fish, noodles, veggies
Thurs.- Peanut butter sandwiches, fruit
Fri.- Pancakes

Mon.- Rotisserie chicken, corn, mashed potatoes
Tues.- Quiche, fruit
Wed.- Spaghetti, salad
Thurs.- Chili, dinner rolls
Fri.- Pizza night
Sat.- Enchiladas, rice, beans
Sun.- Chile verde, rice, beans

To get inspired and read other menus check out I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday page here.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Since this is my first post, it only makes sense to begin with an introduction. My name is Eva and I live in the southern California area. I have been married to my best friend for the past ten years and we have four beautiful children together, all of whom I am currently homeschooling.
As you can tell by the name of this blog, I am a couponer. I started hardcore couponing about a year ago and I am hooked! I had previously used coupons and shopped sales on occasion but had never taken it to the next level, which I do now. I used to spend an average of $120 a week on groceries. But since I started couponing I now spend and average of $75! Not only did I lower my weekly budget by nearly half but I realized that I was buying twice the amount of groceries for less!
The purpose of this blog is to let you all in on the great deals I snag or other deals I find on the internet. The stores I will be focusing on are Vons, Ralph's, Albertsons, Walgreens, and Henry's. Since I'm also a homeschooler I will be posting about good deals I find at Border's and Barnes and Noble bookstores as well, plus other frugal homeschooling ideas.
Please join me as I continue my frugal journey and learn to make the most of the resources which God has so graciously given to me.