Monday, September 28, 2009


SAVED: $72
SPENT: $.90 (yes under $1)
I basically paid tax for all of this. This haul doesn't look quite as impressive as some of my others, but the savings is still significant.
ALSO UPDATE: Harris Teeter probably is NOT having super doubles this week.

Free Dog Food

Free Eukanuba Puppy Food If you can't use it, donate the food to the animal shelter.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Refresher Course on Coupon Events

I have posted this information before, but I just wanted to help you prepare for coupon events

How to Shop a Doubles or Triples Event:
1) Paper clip together all duplicate coupons
2) Pull the coupons you think you may use and put them in a seperate envelope
3) Go through the store coupon by coupon and determine whether you think it is a good buy or not
4) Put the coupons you do not plan to use in another envelope to refile later
5) Triples is overwelming sometimes, try to only shop for bargains during this trip and not for your regular list. If I am not getting a steal, I don't get it.
6) If you are doing seperate transactions, seperate both your items in your cart and place the coupons you will use for each transaction in seperate envelopes or paper clips, so you are ready at the register
7) Bring small bills, sometimes your order will come to $1 or under
8) Pay close attention at the register as they scan your coupons. Do not get distracted during this time. It is always better to catch an error now.
9) If your coupon's barcode starts with a 5, it will triple even if it says "Do Not Double or Triple". It will NOT triple if it starts with a 9. I had coupons from 2 different stores blinkie machines last time and didn't realize that some started with a 9 and some with a 5, so check your bar codes.


We received no notice for this event. Super doubles means they will be doubling coupons with face amounts upto 1.99 (so $1.50 coupon becomes $3). I won't even be able to go until Monday. Here are some details:

Here are Bloom's basic coupon event rules. They are not as strict as Harris Teeter.

1) Bloom excepts and triples/doubles IP's (although some select Blooms have given people trouble about this)
2) Bloom will triple/double 20 coupons per day. So far, as long as you close out one transaction, you can still do another transaction with the same card on the same day and still get your coupons to triple/double. I usually just ask and noone has turned me down yet.
3) Bloom triple/double upto the product's regular price (meaning you can get overages on sale items upto their regular value)

Double Deals to get you started based on their add (there are probably many more):

--Ken's Dressing BOGO (guessing the regular price is around $3)
$1 on 1 coupons will probably give you overages on this (insert coupon)
--Digiorno $5.50
$1 insert coupons = $3.50
--Coffeemate 2 for $3.32
$1 on 2 coupon = $1.32 for 2
--Birds Eye Veggies 2 for $3
$1 insert coupon = $1 for 2

I will try to add some more as I find them, but have been busy.

Don't forget the limit on BOGO items. It is usually 4 meaning you need to breakup your transactions if you are buying more than 4 of a BOGO item.

FYI - Harris Teeter is doing Super Doubles starting Wednesday 9/30 - 10/6

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Few Goodies


Buy a Blue Rhino Tank from Lowes and send in for a $20 rebate. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO BUYING A TANK. It does not apply to exchanges.


Free Downy Wrinkle Releaser Coupon

Thank you to my Sister-In-Law Robin for these next few goodies:

FREE REDI WHIP when you buy $10 of participating products

$5 Rebate on $24.95 Crockpot

$10 Coupon for $25 purchase of Yankee Candles. This is availble online at and also at Pier One and Target. It looks like you could print more than 1, meaning you could use it multiple times. But it does say 1 coupon per customer per visit.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I spent $35.85 for all of this!

I went to Harris Teeter today for their triple coupons event. I spent $35.85 on all this and saved $165 in three transactions. I was able to get enough food for the following:
Meat: Enough for 4 nights
Milk: Enough for over a week
Produce: Enough for a week
Snacks/desserts: Enough for the family for 1 week
Rice/Taco Shells/Biscuits: Enough for 11 Dinners
Bread: Enough for 3 weeks
12 pack of Beer: Makes the hubby happy
And more that I didn't mention

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Monday, September 14, 2009

A Few Odds and Ins

$5 LUVs Coupon

Get a $5 LUV's coupon here. If you can't use it, someone else you know can. Or you can give it to me. I will trade it for other coupons I can use.

Harris Teeter Triples

Harris Teeter is Tripling starting Wednesday September 16. Their rules are complex, but the savings should make several items free or pennies. They will only triple your first 20 coupons per day that are under $1 (if you have any for over a dollar, put them at the end). This is not linked by card, but by address. They will only take 2 internet printables of a kind and 3 of any other coupon of a kind. I have a $20 off $50 coupon too, so I plan to get my produce/milk for the week during the same time.

BOGO Crocs -- The Real Deal
Go here for BOGO Crocs with Free Shipping.

Rite Aid Gift of Savings

Rite Aid is offering its gift of savings again this year. Spend $100 between 9/12 - 10/17 and they will send $20 back to spend there again. This combines with Single Check Rebates and you just enter your receipts online the same way you do with Single Check Rebates. HINT: If you find receipts in the carts or parking lot, you can enter those too. No one said it has to be your receipt.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Food Lion Matchups

--Some varieties of Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees are on sale for $2 (others are $2.79). Print this coupon and get them Free.

--Print these Food Lion Coupons and use the Mt. Olive Pickles one to get Free Squeezable Relish

--Wisk is on Sale for $2.99. Use this coupon for $1 off and get it for $1.99. Click on the "Try Wisk" drop down menu.

--Kraft Cheese is on a buy more sale. Buy 4 for $6 and use 2 $1 off 2 coupons from a recent insert and get them for $1 each.

--Toaster Strudel is on sale for $1.69. Use this $1 off coupon to get them for $.69 each

Sunday, September 6, 2009

2.6lbs of London Broil for $3!!

Martins has a meat coupon out for $2 off $5. Combine that with a 2.6 lb piece of the $1.99 London Broil and you can get it for $3.18!!

Sometimes we grill this cut of meat and slice it real thin and serve with sauce. Sometimes we use it for cheese steak subs or beef and brocolli stir fry.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Here are some other deals this week at Food Lion:

$2 Planters Nuts/Trail Mix Food Lion Coupon
Planters Trail Mix is $1.99 this week, so Free
Planters Jar Nuts are $2.49, so .49 after coupon

$1 Food Lion Nuts & $1 Rotisserie Chicken Food Lion Coupons

--Individual Food Lion Nuts are .50/each, so this could be a money maker. However, I couldn't find any today at my Food Lion, so they might not carry them anymore

Rotisserie Chickens are $4.99 on Fridays, so if you go on Friday, you can get this chicken for $3.99

Land O Lakes Deli Cheese
Is on sale for BOGO, regularly $5.99. So get 2 lbs for $5.99 - 2 $1 coupons from the 8/30 Smartsource insert = $3.99 for 2 lbs


Print 2 $1 off a half a pound coupons from and buy 2 half pounds (I would have them put them in seperate bags) for $2.99 - 2 $1 printables = .99/lb


Look at my previous post if you want to see how well I did at Food Lion today. I am breaking up my food lion posts this week. This one is for meat deals only.

Use this coupon for $5/$20 Meat purchase. Keep in mind that the $20 is the pre-sale price. Print this coupon as many times as you need it the first time. You can use 1 of these per transaction.

Scenario 1:
4.1 lbs boneless/skinless chicken sale price $1.67 = $7.85 - $5 coupon = $1.85

Scenario 2:
4 packages of Johnsonville Brats sale price $2.99 = $11.96 - $5 coupon - 2 $1/2 Johnsonville coupons (found on beer displays if you can find them) =$4.96

Scenario 3:
1 BOGO Shrimp sale price $7
1 lb Crab Legs sale price $3.99 - $5 coupon = $5.99

Scenario 4:
10.1 lbs Country Spare Ribs sale price .97/lb = $9.85 - $5 = $4.85

Scenario 5:
4 BOGO Oscar Mayer BEEF Hotdogs, sale price $2.06 = 8.24
1 Johnsonville Brat, sale price $2.99 =11.23 - $5 coupon - 2 $1/2 Oscar Mayer Weiner coupons from Sunday Insert = $4.23

My Food Lion Trip Today

Amount saved: $100
Amount Spent: $24
Rebates to send in: $10
Total: $14
I did 4 transactions today and here is what I got:
2 Waters
8 Velveeta Cups
2 Lawry's Marinades
4 Johnsonville Brats
6 OM Hotdogs
6 Packages of Chicken
Grapes (no coupon)
Bananas (no coupon)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here's Something For All of you Hippies Out There

You know who you are. I found some more whole foods and organic foods resources. Some of these do not have coupons, but I would sign up for their newsletters or send them an e-mail requesting coupons, if this is a company you support.

Annie's Homegrown - Natural and Organic Foods :: Welcome!

Burt's Bees

Cascadian Farm -$5 off

Coleman Natural Foods - Take a Survey for $5 off

Eden Foods

Full Circle Foods

Organic Valley - Organic Milk, Cheese, Butter, Eggs & More. Farmer

Seventh Generation, Inc.

Terra Chips - $1 Coupon

Tom's of Maine

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