Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tom Thumb Trip 8/12/11. Paid $2.46

Score! This was my first time shopping at Tom Thumb. I've been very reluctant to shop there because it's kind of a drive from my house, and they have a crazy coupon policy that I just don't want to deal with. Anyways, I couldn't pass up this great deal! In the 8 months since I've been couponing, I have never seen prices THIS great. Well, FREE is better than this, but I've never seen these items for FREE, So we'll just settle for GREAT! So here it goes...

Tom Thumb Deals good from 8/10/11 - 8/16/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Chex Mix, $1.00
Use: $0.50 off Chex Mix from 7/10/11 Smart Source Insert

Special Promotion: Buy 4 participating General Mills Items, get $4.00 off - So basically, it's an extra dollar off each item, as long as you purchase in quantities of 4! Prices listed below reflect promotional savings

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, $0.99
Use: $0.50 off 2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks from 7/17/11 Smart Source Insert or 8/7/11 General Mills Insert
= $0.49 ea. after double

Cocoa Puffs, & Cinnamon Chex $1.49
Use: $0.75 off printable coupons from here, here, here, or here
= $0.74 ea.

Other Items Included in the Buy 4, Save $4 promotion include:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Fiber One Granola Bars

Happy Shopping!
 - Veronica

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tom Thumb: FREE items!

Chex are FREE this week at Tom Thumb! Here's how:

Chex Mix $1.00
Use: $0.50 off Sweet & Salty Chex Mix, 4.5oz or larger

Tom Thumb deals good from 8/10/11 - 8/16/11

Happy Shopping!
 - Veronica

Kroger: FREE items!

I always love FREE stuff, so here's what's on sale right now at Kroger!

Kroger Deals good from 8/10 - 8/16/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Minute Maid Frozen Cups, 4pk $1.00
Use: $0.50 off Minute Maid Frozen Novelty Product from 6/26/11 & 7/24/11 Red Plum Insert

Colgate Toothpaste, Select 4.6oz $0.88
Use: $0.50 off Colgate Toothpaste from 7/24/11 Smart Source Insert - expires 8/13!

Happy Shopping!
 - Veronica

Monday, August 1, 2011

Walgreens Trip 7/31/11. Paid $4.30

I haven't shopped Walgreens for a while, but this week was amazing! Not sure if it is just because of the need for school supplies or what, but I really got some great deals! Here's what I bought:

4 Wexford 2 pocket Folders with prongs
2 Bic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 5ct
2 Oral B Advantage Toothbrushes
1 Crayola Washable Markers, 8 ct
1 Goody Contour Clips, 6ct
1 Keri Lotion
1 Expo Washable Markers
NOT Pictured:
2 Coffee Mate Liquid Creamers
(Total of 14 items! Woo hoo!)

Walgreens Deals good from 7/31/11 - 8/6/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Wexford 2 pocket folder with prongs $0.11 ea x 4 = $0.44

Bic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 5ct $2.49
Use: Walgreens in-ad coupon to take off $1.50 ea.
AND Use: $1.00 off 2 Bic Stationary Products from 7/31/11 Smart Source Insert
= $0.49 ea. x 2 = $0.98

Oral B Advantage Toothbrush 2 for $5.00
Use: 2 - $2.00 off Oral B Manual Toothbrush from 7/3/11 P&G Insert (expires 7/31/11)
= $0.50 ea x 2 = $1.00
Earn $2.00 Register Rewards

Crayola Washable Markers, 8 ct $2.00
Earn $2.00 Register Rewards

Goody Contour Clips, 6ct $2.00
Earn $2.00 Register Rewards

Keri Lotion, $6.99 (monthly RR Deal, not in ad)
Use: $2.00 off Keri Lotion from 7/17/11 Smart Source Insert
= $4.99
Earn $5.00 Register Rewards

Expo Washable Markers $4.99
Use: $2.00 off Expo Washable Markers PRINTABLE from (coupon no longer available, hope you printed it and kept it!)
= $2.99

*****NOT Pictured, but I did also buy, and included in the price I paid above:

Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer 16 oz, 2 for $3.00
Use: $1.00 off 2 Coffee Mate from Walgreens August Coupon Book
AND Use 2: $0.55 off 1 Coffee Mate liquid or powder creamer from 7/31/11 Red Plum Insert OR PRINTABLE from
= $0.45 ea x 2 = $0.90

My Resources:
For this week's deals visit, Couponing 101, and Wild for Wags
For everything Walgreens, visit Wild for Wags

CVS Trip 7/31/11. Paid $1.57!

It was a pretty good week at CVS. There was only 1 thing that I wanted that I was not able to get because they were out of stock, but that's ok because CVS has a great raincheck policy. They never expire and they even give you the extra bucks that were part of the deal. So, here's what I bought...

2 Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp Single Candy Bars
1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor
2 Revlon Lipsticks

CVS Deals good from 7/31/11 - 8/6/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Skinny Cow single candy, $0.99
Used: Buy 1, Get 1 FREE coupon from 7/31/11 Red Plum Insert
= 2 for $0.99
Earn $0.99 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)

Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor $9.99
Used: $4.00 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor from 7/31/11 P&G Insert
= $5.99
Earn $5.00 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)

Revlon Super Lustrous, Moon Drops, Colorburst Lip, or Top Speed Nail $5.79
I bought 2 & Used: $3.00 off $10.00 Cosmetics from CVS Coupon Machine
I also used 2: $1.00 off Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara or any Revlon Cosmetic from 7/17/11 Smart Source Insert
= $6.58
Earn $6.00 Extra Care Bucks, $3.00 for each (limit 6)

*****And Not pictured, but is on my list of things to buy is:

Bic Soleil Shimmer Razor $5.99
Use: $3.00 off Bic Razor from 7/10/11 Smart Source Insert
= $2.99
Earn $3.00 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)

My resources:
For this weeks best deals, visit Couponing 101, or I Heart CVS
For all things CVS, visit I Heart CVS

Kroger General Mills & Milk Deal through 8/2/11. Paid $1.94

Kroger has this great deal right now where you buy 4 participating General Mills items and u get 2 Gallons of Milk for Free! This is such a good deal, that I thought it needed it's own post! Here's what I got, but there are a ton of participating items to choose from and a ton of coupons, to see a detailed list, visit my resource for all things Kroger at I Heart Kroger, and read the post here.

Here's the transaction breakdown:

Cheerios $2.49
Used: $0.50 off Original Cheerios from 06/26 Smart Source Insert
= $1.49 after double x 2 boxes = $2.98

Nature Valley Granola Thins $2.49
Used: $0.50 off Nature Valley Granola Thins PRINTABLE from or
= $1.49 after double x 2 boxes = $2.98

Springdale Milk $0.98 x 2 = $1.96
FREE when you buy 4 participating General Mills Products

HOWEVER, the registers at Kroger recognize the Milk's pre-sale price of $2.99, so they don't just give you FREE Milk, the register deducts $2.99 twice! Giving us the calculations below:

Total for all 6 items after coupons:
$7.92 ($2.98 + $2.98 + $1.96)
-$5.98 ($2.99 x 2),
= $1.94!

Kroger Trip 07/31/11. Paid $4.09!

I love shopping at Kroger. Yes, I just went there on 7/28, but I went back for more to take advantage of  both the coupons that were expiring on 7/31, and the ones that just came out on 7/31. So here's what I bought!

1 Dawn
1 Safeguard bar soap, 2 ct
1 Sunny D
3 Crest Toothpaste
3 Hamburger Helper
1 Gain Detergent

Kroger Deals good from 7/27/11 - 8/2/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid $1.00
I used: $0.50 off Dawn Dish Soap from 07/31/11 P&G Insert
= FREE after double

Safeguard or Ivory bodywash or bar soap $1.00
I used: $0.50 off Safeguard or Ivory bodywash or bar soap from 07/31/11 P&G Insert
= FREE after double

Sunny D, $1.00
I used: $0.25 off any Sunny D Product from 05/15/11 Smart Source Insert
= $0.25 after Triple

Crest toothpaste, select varieties $1.00*
I used: $0.50 off Crest toothpaste or liquid gel, 4.0 oz or more from 07/31/11 P&G Insert**
= FREE after double
AND I received a $2.00 coupon to use on my next purchase!

* CATALINA DEAL on crest: (ends 7/31/11)
Get $2.00 off coupon on your next purchase when you buy $6.00 worth of crest products.
(Note: Fortunately, the registers acknowledge the pre-sale price of crest, which was $2.34, so buying 3, took me over the $6.00 mark, and I received the $2.00 coupon)

** Additional coupons: $0.75 off Crest toothpaste or liquid gel, 4.0 oz or more from 07/31/11 P&G Insert

Hamburger Helper, $1.53***
I used: $0.75 off 3 Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, or Tuna Helper from 06/12/11 & 07/17/11 SS Insert
= $1.28 ea. ($3.84 for 3)
AND I received a $1.00 off coupon to use on my next purchase

*** CATALINA DEAL on Hamburger Helper: (ends 8/7/11)
Get $1.00 off coupon on  your next purchase when you buy 3, $1.50 off when you buy 4, or $2.00 off when you buy 5

Then, on a second transaction, I purchased the following:

Gain Detergent $4.99
I used: $2.00 off Tide or Gain powder detergent from 07/17/11 Smart Source Insert
= $2.99
But hold on! I used the $2.00 coupon from the Crest Catalina Deal and the $1.00 coupon from the Hamburger Helper Deal above and essentially got the Gain detergent for...

ON A SIDE NOTE: Be on the lookout for Crest Toothpaste that says "Save $10.00 on leading brands, coupons inside" Here's the coupons that were inside:

$1.00 off 1 CoverGirl Product
$1.00 off any 1 bag of Iams Dog or Cat Food
$1.00 off any Secret Clinical Stregnth
$7.00 off any 1 Crest 3D Whitestrips Professional Effects

They all expire 1/31/2013! Yes, 2+ years until expiration date! I love that!

For more deals at Kroger visit I Heart Kroger, and for more Catalina offers, visit I Heart Kroger's Catalina Deals page.

Happy Shopping!
 - Veronica

Albertson's Trip 7/30/11. Paid $5.30

I hardly shop at Albertson's, but when it's a really good deal on stuff that I use, then I go... and I stock up!

1 Pillsbury Brownie Mix
4 canisters of Crystal Light
10 boxes of Pop Secret, 3 ct

Albertson's Deals good from 7/27/11 - 8/2/11: The breakdown of the items are listed below:

Pillsbury Brownie Mix $0.69
I used $0.40 off Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mixes coupon from 06/12/11 Red Plum Insert*, which doubled to $0.80 off

*Some regions received a $1.00 off 2 Pillsbury Frosting or Brownie Mix Coupon from 06/12/11 Red Plum Insert which would make it $0.19 ea. after double, still a good price!.

Crystal Light 4 for $5.00 ($1.25 ea.)
I used: $1.00 off 1 Crystal Light Drink Mix from 06/12/11 Smart Source Insert (expired 7/31/11)
I paid: $0.25 each x 4 = $1.00

Pop Secret 3 ct box, $0.88 (when you buy 10 participating items, mix & match***)
I used: $0.50 off 2 Pop Secret Products from 6/19/11 Red Plum Insert (expired 7/31/11)
I paid: $0.38 ea after double** x 10 = $4.30

** coupon states Do Not Double, however Albertson's doubles the first 4 coupons, for the 5th coupon I used, it only took off $0.50 for 2 popcorns, that's why I paid $4.30, instead of $3.80

*** You do not have to buy 10 of the same items to get that price, I did because we can always use popcorn at our house and becaue there was nothing else on the list of participating items that I wanted to buy. For a list of more items and to view my Albertson's resource, visit Dealicious Deals

Happy Shopping!
 - Veronica