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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Free Gas X at Rite Aid Next Week

Next week at Rite Aid you can score some free Gas X. (Might come in handy after eating all that holiday food!) I would print the coupon now as it will probably go fast when people start to catch on.

Here's the deal:

Buy 1 Gas X $4.99
use $4.00/1 coupon here
pay: $.99
Submit for $1.00 Single check rebate

final: $.01 moneymaker

This item also qualifies for the new Resolution Rewards ( spend $100.00 in participating items get $20.00 +up reward).

Cheap Gold N Soft Margarine at Walmart

While at Walmart this week I noticed that they had the small containers of Gold N Soft margarine for only $.98 each use the $1.50/2 any size tubs (not sure what insert but they expire on 3/3/11) and get them for only $.24 each! I am not sure if it is this price at all Walmarts but I was at the Overland store in Boise and they were this price.

Albertson's Doubler Rumor

There is a rumor floating around the internet that there will be three Albertson's Twice the Value coupons in Sunday's paper. Cross your fingers and hopefully they will actually come. I will post more as I know it.

Rite Aid Score This Week

I have been so busy with Christmas that I haven't had any time to write up posts. Today we are at home, it is raining and I have a cold. So I thought I would share the great deals I got yesterday at Rite Aid. ( We were all out of Daytime cold medicine).

Transaction 1:
2 Sinex Daytime $5.00 each
1 Puffs tisssue $.97
use 2 $4.00/1 Sinex coupons from P&G 12/26
use 1 Buy 2 Vicks products get a free Puffs tissue Expires 12/31
(I paid with $2.00 in +up rewards from last week)
final: $.66 and I got a $2.00 +up reward

Transaction 2:
1 wooden ruler .99
2 Jumbo Craft sticks $1.49 each
2 Sinex $5.00 each
1 Puffs $.97
use 2 $4.00/1 Sinex coupons from P&G 12/26
use 1 Buy 2 Vicks products get a free Puffs tissue Expires 12/31
(I paid with $5.00 in +up rewards from last week)
final: oop $1.81 got back $2.00 +up from the Sinex, $5.00 +up from the two craft sticks, and a $2.00 +up from the wooden ruler

final for the day: $2.47 out of pocket with $11.00 in +ups for next time. That's an $8.53 moneymaker!

I did go to two Rite Aids but I am really glad because today both my husband and I have been feeling so sick that the medicine has really come in handy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

So these are not really a craft and more a recipe but they are so delicious that I had to share. Everyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter will love these.

Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwich dipped in Chocolate


Your favorite peanut butter (I used smooth peanut butter)
1 bag chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening
Ritz Crackers (we used the new Snowflake kind)

Spread peanut butter on one side of a Ritz cracker. Spread it kind of thick if you like peanut butter. Put another cracker on top of that to create a peanut butter Ritz sandwich. Prepare as many of these before you melt the chocolate.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in double boiler or in a heat safe bowl placed over a pan with water in it . When melted place in a decent size bowl and drop the peanut butter Ritz sandwich inside. Turn it over so it is well coated and put it on wax paper lined cookie sheet or another container that will fit in your fridge. Place cookie sheet in fridge and allow crackers to harden at least 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge and place in airtight container. I like to keep mine in the fridge because our kitchen is so warm that they will melt. I would recommend making lots of these as they are likely not going to be around for very long.

Zaycon Foods Ground Beef Event

I got an email about this from my friend Jessica. I have never ordered from Zaycon but in October people where able to get chicken breasts for only $1.48 lb. I have heard tons of good things from people who have bought from them. I may have to try it this time.

We are planning a Ground Beef Savings Event in January and February.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

I realized last night that my husband needs to get some gifts for his secretaries at work. They work so hard and do such a good job that they really deserve to be shown appreciation.
I can't decide what I am going to do yet for them but I did find this site with all kinds of great gifts in a jar. I never realized that there were so many things you could do. Go here to see them. Many would be perfect for a teachers gift. Which reminds me that I still have my son's teachers gift to put together. I guess I have a really busy day ahead of me.

Albertson's and Drug Store Deals This Week

I am so behind this week that I have had no time to blog at all. I feel like I am running this way and that constantly. I have a little bit of time this morning just to sit (thankgoodness) before the craziness begins again. Ah it tis the season right.

This weeks Albertson's matchups are here at A Thrifty Mom.

Rite Aid matchups are here at I Heart Rite Aid and Walgreens matchups are here at I Heart Wags.

Hopefully all of you will find some time to just sit today also!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Coupole of Fred Meyer Deals

In today's paper (The Press Tribune anyways) there were three extra coupons on page 10 main. And an additional sale flyer for their 6 hour sale on Saturday.

Three Day Deals ( from 10 main in paper):

Fred Meyer Microwave Pizza 2/$1.00 Limit 4 with coupon

Progresso Classic Vegetable Soup 3/$2.00 Limit 6 with coupon

Pepsi 2 Liter $.88 Limit 4 with coupon

They are also having 50% off selected Kelloggs cereal and bars.

6 Hour Deals (7am to 1pm Saturday only):

50% off Coats, Sweaters, Hoodies, kids playwear, and sleepwear

Plus there is an extra 25% off coupon for apparel that can be stacked with the sale prices. I am sure there will be some really thrifty deals to be found.

30% off all Legos

50% off selected toys (this includes crayola) which can be combined with this rebate for selected Crayola products

Selected DVD's $4.99 (New Moon is pictured if you have yet to own this movie) other titles shown Avatar, Caddyshack, Scareface, Forgetting Sara Marshall and Departed

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview 12/12

This Sunday there will be two coupon inserts in Sunday's paper; one Redplum and one Smartsource. What coupons you actually will get and their amounts may vary by area but this should give you a general idea of what is out there. My favorites are in red.

RedPlum 12/12

$2 off Advil product, 20 ct. (exp 2/5)
$1 off Advil Congestion relief, Cold and Sinus relief, or Allergy Sinus (exp 1/31)
$2 off Advil PM, 16 ct. + (exp 2/5) $2 off Advil for Children or Infants (exp 2/5)
$3 off Afrin 12 hr nasal spray (exp 1/9)
40% off Avenue item (exp 12/31/10
$2 off Caltrate product, excl 30 ct. (exp 3/14)
$1 off Centrum Ultra product (exp 2/28)
$4 off Centrum Ultra product, 200 ct. + (exp 2/28)
$7 off Crest 3D White Professional Effects Whitestrips or Advanced Vivid, 14 ct. (exp 1/31)
$1 off Dimetapp product (exp 1/31)
$1/2 Crosse & Blackwell jelly (exp 4/30)
$1/2 Dickinson’s product (exp 4/30)
$2/2 Dunkin Donuts coffee, 11 oz. + bags (exp 1/30)
$1.50 off Duracell CopperTop AA/AAA 4 pk, or C/D, 9V or Ultra Advanced AA/AAA (exp 1/31)
$2 off Duracell Rechargeable Batteries charger or Daylite flashlight (exp 1/31)
$1/2 Keebler crackers, 7.7 oz. + (exp 2/6)
$2 off L’Oreal Lash Boosting serum or Power system (exp 3/6)
$2 off L’Oreal eye cosmetic (exp 3/6)
$1 off L’Oreal StudioLine product (exp 3/6)
$1.50/2 Milk-Bone dog snacks (exp 2/6)
$2 off Millstone coffee prepack .5 lb + bulk or K-Cup portions pks (exp 2/28)
$1 off 9 Lives Wet cat food, 12 cans (singles, 12 pk or 3 4 pks) (exp 2/5)
$1 off 9 Lives Dry cat food, 3.165 lb + (exp 2/5)
$3 off Olay Regenerist or Pro-X facial moisturizer or cleanser (exp 1/31)
$5 off Oral-B Replacement brush heads, 3 ct. + (exp 1/31)
$15 off Mail in Rebate wyb Oral-B Pulsonic Professional Care or Sonic Complete toothbrush (exp 1/31)
$1.50/2 Pounce cat treats (exp 2/6)
$2 off Precise product (exp 3/31)
$5/2 Precise product (exp 3/31)
$2 off Pup-Peroni dog snacks, 4.8 oz. + (exp 2/6)
$1 off Real Simple magazine (exp 1/14)
$1 off Robitussin product, 2 ct. (exp 1/31)
$1 off Scotties facial tissue, 5 singles or 2 multipk (exp 1/10)
.50/1 Silver Palate Thick & Rough oatmeal (exp 3/31)
$1 off Snausages or Snaw Somes dog snacks, 9.75 oz. + (exp 2/6)

Smart Source 12/12

$2 off 4-Way nasal spray (exp 2/12)
$1 off Air Wick Scented Oil twin refill (exp 1/23)
Free Air Wick Warmer unit wyb Scented Oil refill, max $2.19 (exp 1/23)
$2 off Air Wick Candle (exp 1/23)
.55/1 Armour meatballs (exp 1/31)
$2 off Bic 3 or 4 blad disposable shaver (exp 1/9)
$2 off BioTrue multipurpose solution, 10 oz. + (exp 1/30)
$4/2 BioTrue multipurpose solution, 10 oz. (exp 1/30)
$5 off Blue Natural dog or cat food (Petsmart coupon) (exp 1/15)
$4 off Brita pitcher (exp 2/12)
$1/4 Campbell’s Chunky Soup cans or microwavable bowls (exp 1/23)
.40/2 Campbell’s Condensed soup (exp 2/15)
$3 off Depend Underwear in colors (exp 1/9)
$2 off Depend Underwear in colors (exp 3/6)
$1 off Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce (exp 1/31)
.75/1 Fisher Chef’s Naturals, 8 oz. + (exp 3/31)
.75/1 Frank’s Redhot Sweet Chili sauce (exp 2/15)
.50/1 French’s Worchestershire sauce (exp 2/28)
.75/1 French’s French Fried Onions (exp 2/6)
.50/1 French’s French Fried Onions (exp 4/10)
$4 off Gas-X Prevention product (exp 4/30)
$5 off i-Flex product, 120 ct. (exp 3/31)
$2 off i-cool product (exp 3/31)
$1 off Land O Lakes Seasoning (exp 2/28)
.50/1 Mazola oil or spray (exp 2/20)
$15 off Phillips Sonicare FlexCare Reg. or Rechargeable toothbrush (exp 2/28)
$5 off Phillips Sonicare brush heads or Xtreme toothbrush (exp 2/28)
$10 off Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable toothbrush, excl Xtreme model (exp 2/28)
$10 off Mail in Rebate wyb Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable toothbrush (exp 3/31)
$1 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated desserts (exp 3/5)
.55/2 Pioneer gravy mix (exp 2/28)
$1 off Poise liners (exp 1/21)
$1 off Poise pads (exp 1/21)
$3 off Prevacid 24hr product (exp 1/8)
$7/2 Prevacid 24hr product, 42 ct. (exp 1/8)
$1 off Purina Beggin Strips, 5 oz. + (exp 3/13)
B1G1 Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, 1.5 oz., max .99 (exp 2/12)
$10 off Rug Doctor rental (exp 1/5)
$1 off Russell Stover boxed chocolates, 7.4 oz. + (exp 2/14)
.50/1 Russell Stover boxed chocolates, 2-5 oz. (exp 2/14)
$1 off Russell Stover Private Reserve boxed chocolates, 6.75 oz. + (exp 2/14)
$1 off SeaPak product (exp 1/31)
.40/2 Spaghettios canned pasta (exp 2/15)
$1/2 Spice Island product (exp 2/13)
$3/2 Triaminic fever reducer (exp 2/12)
$2 off Triaminic product (exp 2/12)
$1 off Welch’s 100% Grape juice or Juice Blends, 64 or 96 oz. (exp 2/13)
$1 off Whitman’s chocolates (exp 2/14)
$2 off Whitman’s sampler boxed chocolate, 24 oz. + (exp 2/14)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

I found this so cute Candy Cane Vase at All Free I am excited to make one of these to use to hold the gifts I got for my son's teacher. It looks so easy to make too. Here's how to do it:

Items needed:

  • 30 to 40 candy canes
  • strong rubber band
  • clean tin can
  • evergreen trimmings - cedar, pine, spruce, juniper or holly
  • wire-edged ribbon


1. Place a strong rubber band around the tin can, approximately half way down from the top.

2. Begin inserting wrapped candy canes into the rubber band so the hooked part of the cane faces outward. As you proceed around the can, you might find that the candy canes tend to fall to one side. Just keep straightening them as you work - once the last candy cane is in place, you should find that the candy canes will stay upright on their own. If not, add another rubber band, fairly close to the first one, to keep everything in place.

3. Tie a wire-edged ribbon over the rubber band and make a nice bow. If you like, you can cut the ends of the ribbon on a slant, or in a vee shape, for a nice touch.

Add fresh evergreen, your favorite holiday flowers or anything that you want!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Drug Store 4 Day Sales

It seems like Rite Aid and Walgreens aregoing head to head this holiday season trying to compete for our business. Case in point they both are having four day sales which start tomorrow.

Go here to the Krazy Coupon Lady to see the Rite Aid 4 day sale matchups.

Go here to Hip 2 Save to see the Walgreens 4 day sale mathchups.

I am really liking this deal at Rite Aid:

Kastin’s Tin or Cella’s Cherries $1.88
Buy 1, Receive $1 +Up Reward
Pay $1.88, Receive $1 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.88

I have gotten a box of chocolate covered cherries every year in my stocking that I can remember, so I will have to direct "Santa" over there to get me some.

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

I have been thinking for about a week that I need to decorate my house outside. Unfortunately it is cold and cold and I don't go well together. So when I saw this idea for an Ice Luminary from Live"n"Learn Farm I thought that it would be perfect for me. (especially since it is supposed to be getting colder and stormier soon). I can make it inside, stick it outside and then run fast so I am not in the cold for too long. Oh yea and they are darn pretty too!

Go here to get directions on how to make it.

Albertson's Preview 12/8

Pinching Your Pennies has the Albertson's ad preview up early this week. Go here to view it. Some of my favorites include:

3 lb. Farmstand Apples $1.99

Zoo Pals Plates $1.50
use $1.00/1 here
final: $.50

There is also a General Mills promo, a Spotlight Savings Promo (buy 10 items save $5.00) and a Pillsbury promo but I don't see anything that is a great stock up price unless we get doubles this weekend. I haven't heard if we are or not so lets cross our fingers that we do.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Twenty Four Days Of Christmas Crafts

(Love this picture if you look closely you'll see that this lady also made one for her dog.)

Recently my husband and I both acquired a Snuggie. (He got his from a thrift store and I got mine for free from a Rite Aid deal.) We had been joking about getting ones for awhile and my husband just loves his. I am still up in the air about whether or not I like mine. But when I saw this tutorial on how to make your own I thought that it would make an awesome Christmas gift for someone; perhaps with a movie and some popcorn.

Go here to to see how to make your own.

Use this coupon to save some money if you plan on making one:

40% off any one regular priced item to Hobby Lobby coupon go here.

Bountiful Basket Sign Up Starts Today

I just wanted to remind everyone that you can now start ordering your Bountiful Basket. I already snagged mine but heard that last week they went really quickly. You have until Tuesday at 10 Pm. to get one unless they sell out of them. One lady said that when she went to order hers last Monday night they only had 3 left. So don't put off ordering yours or you might be to late. Go here to order.

Cheap Traval Hungry Hippos Game

At Walmart they have the Travel version of Hungry Hungry Hippos priced at just $5.24. Use this coupon for $5.00/1 (no size restrictions) and score it for only $.24. Target also has them priced at $4.99 (making it free with coupon) but I have never had luck getting any in the past at Target when they have had similar coupons.

I was at the Overland Walmart in Boise today (getting myself some medacine and a belt for my hubbie) and was able to pick up two for stocking stuffers. I was so excited to find some in stock. I could never get my hands on one last year when they had this coupon. As of this morning that store only had two of them left. No one could tell me if they had any more in the back or not but they were stocking games so hopefully they will have some to put out soon. This is always a really hot coupon and deal, so I would recommend printing it now and calling ahead before heading out to make a special trip for it.

Possibly 6 Free Nutcracker Snickers At Walgreens

This week at Walgreens they have Nutcracker Snickers on sale for 3/$1.00. In yesterday's Redplum they have coupons for $2.00/3 Mars products which specifically include these. So buy 6 use one of these coupons and get it for free. Some Walgreens may reduce the coupon down so that you can only get 3 for free but it is still a great deal. This is going to be a hot deal this week so I think that I am just going to price match it at Walmart. Hopefully you will be able to score some for free. I am in need of stocking stuffers and these would be perfect.

Update: I tried to get some at my local Walgreens with no luck. They actually have been sold out for two weeks and none of the stores will be getting in any more Christmas candy. I also tried calling several other Walgreens with no luck. I think that this is such a hot item you will be hard pressed to find any in the Treasure Valley. I would recommend calling ahead and not making a special trip for this one.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sunday Coupon Preview 12/05

I am a bit late getting this up but in tomorrows paper you should find two coupon inserts one Smartsource and one Redplum. Go here to Sunday Coupon Preview to see what coupons might be in them!

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

A few weeks ago our church had a big craft project day called Super Saturday. We made all kinds of things. I only signed up to make one of these washer necklaces but they are so cute and easy that I wish I had made tons more. Go here You Really Made That to see how to make one for yourself.

I was at a wonderful craft bazzare today and a lady that I know was selling these for around $2.00 (which I think is an awesome price) and people were buying them up. It is the perfect use for small bits of scrapbook paper you may have laying around. Plus it would be a great gift for someone. Simply they are just awesome!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hot New Kraft Coupons

There are a couple of hot new coupons from Kraft.

$1.00/1 Phillydelphia Cream Cheese

$1.00/1 Premium Crackers

The last time I was at Walmart cream cheese was only $1.16 so only $.16 after coupons and the crackers were only $1.98 so $.98 after coupons. Or if we see some doubles at Albertson's we may even be able to get them for free. I'll keep an eye out for any other good deals to use these coupons with.

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

Today's Christmas craft is one I am going to do the next time that it snows and I am bored. I made a bunch of these homemade Christmas bows a few years ago and they were a big hit. I used those scraps of gift wrap that never seem to be big enough for a present and the funnies from the newspaper. My son loved that he got one made out of Spiderman wrap. Go here to How About Orange to find out how (she made her's out of old magazines).

A Deal For Twilight Fans (Like Me)

I was so excited to see in my paper yesterday the ad from RC Willy. Saturday December 4th starting at 9 am. they are having a doorbuster on the movie Eclipse. It's only $9.00 for the DVD and $15.00 for the Blue Ray. This is the best price I have seen for these. The ad states that quantities are limited so I may just take my ad to Walmart and price match. The only problem I have is which to buy. We only have one blue ray player in our main room so I can only watch it on that TV if I buy the blue ray version. Oh the dilemma's this dorky mom faces!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New $5.00/$.5.00 Hallmark Coupon

There is a new $5.00/$5.00 purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown stores here. I was able to hit the back button and print it twice. I am using it on more cheap gift wrap. The coupon does state that one per person so I will be dragging my husband to the store with me so I can use both coupons. It is only valid until 12/05 so use it soon.

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

Today's Christmas craft comes straight from the thrift store.

When my husband and I were in collage we had very little money for Christmas let alone decorations, so I had be creative to come up with cheap things to decorate with. I found a bunch of clear glass ornaments at the local thrift store (I think that I paid less than $1.00 for about 24 of them). And I also found a half bag of that flaky fake snow stuff and some tinsel. (which I believe that I paid around $.40 for both at a different thrift store). You can also buy the items needed to make the ornaments at a regular store but I didn't have the money to do that. I then took off the top of the ornament off (you know the part that attaches to the Christmas tree) and filled some with the snow and some with the tinsel. Put the top back on the ornament and hang on the tree.

They turned out so pretty. I even gave some away as gifts. With just a few inexpensive thrift store items I was able to have pretty things on my tree for Christmas. I just love thrift stores. I don't think that my family would have made it through collage if it weren't for them.

Tip: When filling the ornaments with the snow make a funnel out of a scrap of paper. It makes the process so much easier. And when filling with tinsel use a pencil to push the tinsel into the ornament and to move it around so it looks nice.

If you are really creative you might also try filling the ornaments with glitter, string (see picture above) or even family photos. I think this year I am going to buy some and put our family's photo and our kids photos in to give to all the grandparents as presents.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Twenty Four Days of Christmas Crafts

I love this time of the year and when the holiday season rolls around I start to get the itch to make something crafty. So for the next 24 days I am going to post all of my favorite crafty things that I like to do for the holidays.

Applesauce Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Ingredients needed:
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 plastic zip-loc bag
1. Pour cinnamon and applesauce into a zip-loc bag.

2. Seal the zip-loc bag and knead until the mixture turns to dough. If your dough is too dry, add a little more applesauce to it and knead again.

3. Remove mixture from the bag and form into a ball.

4. Roll out ball to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to create different shapes.

5. If you would like to hang the shapes, be sure and make a small hole toward the top of the cut-out before the dough dries so that you can put a string or ribbon through it.

6. You may create tree ornaments, gift package ties, and air fresheners with these after you allow them to air dry for 12 hours or until hard. No baking is necessary!

Albertson's Deals 11/28

No Albertson's post today from me. I got up early this morning and starting digging our car out of the piles of snow we got. My husband and I decided that it he would just go to this afternoon and work this morning from home. I however and totally exhausted from the 6 AM snow shoveling. Me thinks I need to start working out or maybe I am just getting old!

So I will direct you to A Thrifty Mom. She always has the best Albertson's coupon matchups.

I will say though that I am super excited about the $1.69 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast. We are down to our last package of it in the freezer this sale is perfect timing. I am going to be stocking up on this one.


On my favorite cheese coupon is back. Go here to print $1.00/2 lbs. of cheese (valid only in Idaho and Utah). This coupon will make for some cheap cheese. I would print it now as it is such an awesome coupon and may not be there for long.

Use it this week at Fred Meyer for some cheap cheese:

Bandon Medium Chedder Cheese 2lb brick $3.99 (limit 2)
Use $1.00/2lb here
final: $2.99 or only $1.50 per pound (stock up price)

I will post any other great cheese deals I come across to use this fantastic coupon. Also remember that if you do Swagbucks then if you print and redeem coupons from their site you will get 10 Swagbuck for each coupon. (it take 8-12 weeks to show up on your account).