Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good Diaper Deal this week at Rite-Aid

I'm not hitting many big deals this week after the ridiculousness of last week's grocery shopping, but for those of you who have babies in diapers, there's a pretty good deal available this week on the Huggies Pure and Natural diapers at Rite Aid.
I like these disposable diapers because they work well and are organic cottony, not all plastic. The down side is that you get far fewer per package than the regular Huggies or store brand. So, if you prefer the regular Huggies, you can do the same deal with those. The coupons just aren't as good, so you pay a little more but get more diapers.

Here's the Deal:
Huggies Diapers on sale for $9.99

1) Buy 2 packages of them, plus some little thing to bump the total just over $20 (popcorn balls are 33 cents)
2) Use $4 off $20 purchase printable Rite-Aid coupon. USE FIRST or it won't work!
3) Use 2 $3 off printable Huggies Pure and Natural coupons (or $1.50 off regular Huggies)
4) Submit for $3 Huggies Rebate on one package from Rite Aid with your receipt

End up paying only ~$7.00 for 2 packs of quality diapers after the rebate.

You can find the printable coupons HERE. My zipcode (03431) gives you the $4/$20 coupons, which you can print TWICE per computer. If you use 90210 for the zip code you can also print some $3 off $15 purchase coupons. You have to click through a few pages of coupons to find them sometimes.

Both the $1.50 and $3 Huggies coupons are on the same site.

You can only do the rebate once per address, but if you do it online you can save a stamp.

There's also a $5/25 PDF coupon HERE in case you can't print the ones from the coupon site I linked.

Hope this is helpful.

Good Diaper Deal this week at Rite-Aid

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Scored another $280 in groceries today - FREE(ish)!

Couldn't resist the last day of this Shaws Catalina Deal (below). Not with a big stack of unused coupons still kicking around and a couple hours free this afternoon!

I spent a lot less out of pocket today and made a profit on several transactions. Best deals were on Total cereal, which was already marked down from $4.99 to $2 a box, minus some $1/box coupons... so I got 5 boxes for $5, then got $10 printout back for a $5 profit!
I also took advantage of the refrigerated cookie dough deal, which printed out a $10 coupon plus another $4 coupon each time. With the sale and coupons, I made a small profit on these as well.
Counting all the transactions, I spent about $22 out of pocket and left with $20 in printout coupons in hand PLUS a survey for that will earn me another $2 credit. So, I more or less broke even money-wise, and we now have almost enough cookie dough in the refrigerator to make a fresh batch almost every single day for the rest of the year.

Here's what I got today:

11 Boxes Total Whole Grain cereal
2 Boxes Cascadian Farm organic granola cereal
15 Betty Crocker Warm Delight brownie bowl
1 Box Fiber One cereal
2 Boxes Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
26 Pillsbury Refrigerated cookie dough
2 Pillsbury pie crust
14 Boxes Betty Crocker scalloped potatoes
---and some non-catalina deal stuff that was just really cheap after coupons----
8 Bottles of Snapple
4 Bottles V8 Fusion
1 Jennie-O Turkey Roast
4 YoBaby yogurt meal cups
1 Obligatory Milk Jug

Anybody want some cookie dough?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Saved ~80% by Rolling Catalina Deals at Shaws

Tonight was a pretty exciting shopping night at Shaws. After missing out on Sunday newspapers for several weeks recently, I bought some coupon inserts online just for this deal. I've never bought them online before - they just arrived in the mail today.
I cut out all of the good Big G coupons and headed to Shaws twice tonight.

There's a Catalina deal running through 10/22 on certain Big G products. If you buy $25 worth of those products, a $10 coupon prints out that you can use on your next purchase. I went at night, when the store was dead and I could hog the registers, and I did ten transactions back to back each time, using the coupon from one to pay for the next one.

The great thing about catalina deals is they usually go by the regular (Pre-sale) price to generate the coupon that prints out. Since most of the items were on sale for (on average) about 20% off - you only had to spend about $20 to get the $10 coupon.
Armed with a ream of duplicate coupons for those sale items, I got an additional chunk off. The other great thing about Shaws is that they double coupons up to 99 cents... so I used all the "50 cents off 1" coupons before going for the "$1 off 2" versions. I don't know the exact total, but the regular price of everything I brought home was probably around $520 and I spent $31 the first trip and about $45 the second trip, plus have an unused $10 coupon from the 20th transaction. I may go back tomorrow for one or two more transactions, but I'm mostly done.

So here's what I got for my $65:

20 cans of Progresso soup
16 Microwaveable tubs of Progresso soup
40 bags of Chex Mix (8 oz) -all different flavors
15 Betty Crocker Warming Delights Brownie Bowls
10 Pouches of Betty Crocker cookie mix
26 Bags of Green Giant Steamer frozen vegetables
21 Boxes of Pilsbury Savorings frozen pastries
4 six-packs of Yo Kids yogurt
2 Pilsbury pie crusts
12 boxes Nature Valley Granola bars
9 Fruit Gushers snacks (Printed out an ADDITIONAL $3.50 coupon with the $10)
6 Pillsbury refrigerated ready-bake cookie dough (Printed out ADDITIONAL $4 coupon)

Somehow, we got all the frozen stuff into the little freezer. Removing boxes from things that are bagged inside helped a lot. That, along with removing a turkey that we're going to cook this weekend.

There's a new $5/$15 catalina deal on some Heinz products (Weight Watchers, Ore Ida, etc) starting Friday. Some details over at Wicked Cool Deals if you're interested.