10 Ways You are Wasting Money (And Didn’t Know)

Chances are if you stumbled on this post, you are looking for ways to stop the hemorrhaging of money that drains your bank account each month.  Between mortgage, utilities, grocery, medical, and transportation, most of us live paycheck to paycheck.  But there is a better way!

I have been preaching coupon and saving money techniques for five years now.  What I have learned from others, and by making changes myself, has been amazing.  Here is the round-up of my lessons learned.

10. I bought party supplies on-line with a coupon code.

It didn’t seem that bad, after the 10% off, the balloons were $2.50, the table cloth was $3.00, you get the idea.  It seemed like a good deal… until I went to the Dollar Tree.  Bummer.  Everything I bought was there, and I spent double or more.  Lesson learned, ground work first, if you can’t find it locally for in-budget prices, THEN look on-line, and use a coupon code.

9. Aggressive driving in town.

I know, I know… there are a lot of drivers that just can’t seem to find the gas pedal.  However, hitting the breaks and accelerating quickly will pull down the MPG significantly.  Rule of thumb, don’t drive like you can’t see the signs, but accelerate gently, and break steadily.

8. You bought used, older appliances.

Confession: our utility bill was high.  For only four of us, I did everything I could to keep it down and it barely made a dent.  Then, our old refrigerator (which was given to us when we moved ten years earlier) broke.  We purchased a new model and suddenly, the bill went down by $5.00 a month with NO other changes.  Then our washer broke this last September, and low and behold, again, the bill went down by $10.00 when usually it starts to spike in colder weather.  I am a believer.  Replace the dinosaurs and watch the power bill decrease.

7. You don’t take advantage of store 0% APR offers.

If you have been on my blog for any length of time, you know I will never push someone into credit card debt.  I make this one exception.  We could have “technically” paid cash for the new refrigerator, and the new washer.  However, I have two kids, drive older cars, and sometimes “surprise” expenses can tap our limited resources.  I don’t want to dip into the emergency fund for something that isn’t an “emergency.”  The store in question had 0% interest if paid in full within 18 months.  We immediately put the payment into our bank account and divided the amount due out for only 6 months.  This had done two things: relieved our bank account saving us from a large out lay of cash, and increased our credit rating, by a lot.  The take-away should be this, ONLY buy what you need with store credit and pay it off within 6 months.

6. You don’t grow anything at home.

We lived in a 300 square foot single room-ish duplex for a long time.  It was tiny.  It was cramped.  It was HOT in the summer, and COLD in the winter (window a/c and portable heaters).  But, we grew chili’s, tomatoes, and lettuce in containers on our patio.  It wasn’t glamorous, it wasn’t ideal, but we did it.  And the results did put a little bit of dent in the food bill.  Not a BIG dent, but it is proof, that if I can do it, believe me, anyone can.

Now, we have a BIG garden, and frankly, we eat a lot of produce in the summer (grilled jalapeno peppers chopped up on a steak?  Uh, yes please!!!).  It makes a big dent!  During winter months, when growing conditions are much more challenging, we bring in the citrus plants (in containers), and grow herbs.  We are always growing something to eat.

5. You buy bottled water.

I understand, really, I do.  Sometimes you are out, the tap water tastes gross, and the only option is that obnoxious little bottle of water.  It’s better to drink water than anything else, so go ahead and splurge.  Just, don’t make it a habit.

We bought a water pitcher filtration system that works like a charm.  We fill our re-usable water bottles with it and take it to go.  The cost is very low per cup, and we aren’t requiring any additional resource usage to recycle it.  (Assuming you used that bottle and then put it in the recycling bin).  We drink A LOT of water.  This method has saved us hundreds of dollars and thousands of pounds of garbage.

4. You don’t take care of your mouth.

Every dentist is going to think I am a hero.  I am cool with that.

You’re smile isn’t just nice to look at.  It is a very integral part of our bodies.  If your car starts leaking oil, you get the mechanic to look at it, right?  You don’t drive around hoping it will stop on it’s own.  The same goes with your mouth.  If you break a tooth, get a cavity, or have extreme pain/ sensitivity, go see a dentist.  If you don’t have regular check-ups due to cost, look into local dental hygiene schools, or clinics.  It is better to fix a small problem which can cost anywhere from $10.00 to $250.00 than let the problem become a disaster that will end up being thousands to resolve and put you in debt.

Also, I recommend that you get a Sonicare toothbrush.  They are AWESOME.  My dentist says my teeth are beautiful.

3. You don’t look over your tax paperwork.

I am all about letting someone else file my taxes.  Numbers are not my thing.  Which is why I manage a blog and didn’t go into accounting.  Not my gift whatsoever.

But, every year, my account sends me the documents before she files and I have the opportunity to make sure that every deduction allowable is on there.  I make sure that numbers are right, and I didn’t miss anything.  (One year, I forgot to list our medical procedure payments… oops!)  Long and the short of it is, let someone else do the work, but do your part to make sure things are right.

2. You don’t even try store brands.

We eat tortilla chips by the bag (seriously… at least two a week).  I am an expert with which store brand tastes good, and which ones taste like they let a dog lick them before bagging them.

I am game.  Buy one can and then the normal brand you buy.  Give them the old side-by-side before you rush to any conclusions.

For the record, we really like Trader Joes Tortilla Chips, and Fred Meyer’s organic blue corn chips the best.

1. You are washing money down the drain.

Check your hot water heater!  Check it for leaks.  Check it for scales.

Turn off the hot water if you don’t need it.  Don’t waste water.  Make sure that you are washing your laundry on the coldest setting you possibly can.  Make sure your dishwasher isn’t super heating the water if you can avoid it.

This may seem like an easy change to make, and it is.  Start keeping and eye on where the money is going, and suddenly, you will find more of it available.

 

Ten NEW Ways to Save Money in 2014

1. Dump the contract phone plan.  I know, a lot have considered this, but want the newest, most popular phone.  I considered it as well as the Galaxy Note rolled out.  But the cost of the devise, and the cost of the plan would have cost us nearly $4,000.00 by the end of the required two year contract.  No thanks.  We use Page Plus and have for over a year.  The coverage is the same as Verizon, and the cost is AMAZING.  Give them a try here https://www.pagepluscellular.com/  (Not an affiliate link).

2. Shop first at places like Grocery Outlet, and Dollar Tree.  Grocery outlet doesn’t take coupons, but that doesn’t prevent me from saving at least $250.00 per trip.  Here is an example:(2) Lunchable Chicken Taco wraps (in-store special) $0.99 = $1.98

Grocery Store cost is $3.29 each or $6.58 for the two.  Money saved: $4.60

(6) Tillamook orange cream yogurt 6/$1.00= $1.00

Grocery Store cost is $.60 each or $3.60 for the six.  Money saved $2.60

Organic lettuce tub $2.50

Grocery store cost is $4.99.  I saved $2.49

Rubbermaid water bottle $2.98

Albertsons had the same water bottle for $8.99  Money saved $6.01

(7) Ground Beef rounds (clearance) $1.49 per pound of 90/10 Natural Farms $10.43.  I bought all of them as that was an amazing deal.

Grocery store cost of 90/10 is $4.49 lb I saved $3.00 per lb.  Money saved $24.00

(10) 2 qt. Organic, Lactose Free Milk (in-store clearance) $0.75 each.  I bought all of them because I only drink lactose free milk, and can NEVER find organic locally.  I don’t even feel a little bit guilty.  I spent $7.50.mlk_hg_lact_LF_ip

I managed to look up the cost of “special order” lactose free, organic milk locally.  Ready for this?  They wanted $4.99 EACH.  I saved $4.24 per carton. Money saved: $42.40.  ( I think that should come with sound effects).

Dollar Tree has bags of “pretzel bites.”  They are the same thing the grocery store sells in the “appetizer boxes.”  Dollar Tree cost: $1.00 (they take coupons though, so I had a $0.50 off I used) oop on that item: $0.50.

Grocery store cost: $3.49 (less coupon $2.99).  Dollar Tree Money saved: $2.49

Colgate Toothpaste: $2.49 at the grocery store ($1.99 less the $0.50 off coupon)  Dollar Tree has the SAME EXACT tube for $1.00.  Less the coupon, you are looking at only $0.50.  Money Saved: $1.49

3. Only use coupons and special offers for services.  We all have to get our oil changed.  Use locations and stores that have coupons, even if you have to print them.  At Jiffy Lube, I save about $20.00 each time because of the “h.s. football team” savings card I purchased.

4. Ask for salon gift certificates for your birthday, Christmas, etc.  We need to keep our hair trimmed and our nails neat, and the best way to do this is with salon gift certificates.  Combine with printable coupons and get your best look for A LOT less.  Remember to tip well, those people deserve a nice treat! http://www.spafinder.com/Catalog/spagiftcertificates.jsp

5. Use what you have.  I know I have posted about this before, but I have to stress it again.  Yes, $0.99 is a GREAT deal for a 12 pack of Crayola markers.  You know what is an even BETTER deal?  The ones you bought last year that still work perfectly.  Our kids are so used to getting “new” each year, that the mountain of unused color tools seems to grow exponentially for no reason at all.  Let’s stop the madness.

6. Watch a youtube tutorial on how to sew on a button, how to mend a seam rip, and fix a panty hose snag.  You can save your wardrobe and tailoring costs (usually not less than $10.00) by having a few colors of thread, and working knowledge of a needle.  sewing

7. Avoid pawn shops to make money.  These places make money on the fact you need money right now.  You will get less than half of “current” retail value.  That is going to hurt.  Try using craigslist, or ebay to sell items, and take time to sell a few things before you know you are going to run short on money and put the cash away (a savings account maybe?) so that you have $300.00 for emergencies that come up.

8. Downgrade your insurance based on your cars current worth.  If you are driving a 1992 Pontiac,  your insurance will cut you a check if your vehicle is totaled for the current worth.  Ready?  $200.00.  That’s right.  You are paying them $90.00 a month for full-coverage and they are going to give you two months back.  Only enough money to make you extremely mad.  For the love, check the value of your car, and only cover what it is worth.  If you have any questions about your current auto coverage finding a rate quote is really easy.  I would give these guys a try.  They have a phone number you can call and everything http:www.payasyougocarinsurance.biz

9. Cut out the junk.  I was bemoaning to my husband about two years ago that our grocery budget was spent and I had NO idea where it all went.  Then he pointed to our “snack bin” which contained fruit snacks, pre-packaged snacks, and granola bars.  I hate when he is right.  Each snack item box had about a dozen treats and cost in the neighborhood in $1.75 with a coupon and on sale.  Instead, I bought the BIG bag of pretzels from Costco ($3.50), used washed small yogurt containers, and dairy containers and split the bag up myself.  The bag lasted over a month and each snack pack cost about $0.08.  I also found that I was able to make fruit roll-ups with farmers market “dings and dents” for about $0.10 each.  They are delicious and don’t have any of the junk.

10. Last but not least, ask around.  Need prizes for a carnival?  Need magazines?  Want to trade produce in the summer?  Ask your church, facebook friends, and colleagues.  Most people pack-rat at least a little bit and can help you out if you need it.  All you have to do is ask.

On My Own

On My Own

Hannah Jennings

 

I tried to paint the sunset to a man blind from birth,

My words fell empty, for color had no worth.

I tried to describe the force of the ocean to a land-locked soul,

But the words like sand fell from her hand and simply created a hole.

 

I cannot prove my faith to one that does not want to know.

Plenty of miracles; they lack the eyes to show.

 

Religion is a casing that one can comprise;

Many a laws, condemnation, and high a price.

 

Relationships with the Creator are far greater indeed.

They whisper to your heart and fill that aching need.

 

Many have built their lives without God.

They seem to do fine and give faith not a nod.

 

They build their own fortunes, it all seems fine.

Then comes a day that crosses that line.

 

Like a pottery vessel that is crushed under loads so much,

Without a God to fill, they need a crutch.

 

For no soul can roam the earth entirely alone.

What fills your life, must also fill your home.

 

I choose to worship a Creator, I have never seen.

I let in forgiveness to wash my soul clean.

 

Every day comes with hope, joy and peace,

For the pressures and pain that come, I only release.

 

I give each painful crack to the one that I hold Most Dear,

I look to the heavens when my path isn’t clear.

 

I would never force anyone into faith.

It is truly a choice each of us must make.

 

For you can choose to build life around things you build up,

And find those days it is never enough.

 

Or you can choose to trust with something eyes can’t always see,

And give your life to the one that simply says, “Come follow me.”

 

Christians are not promised all rose colored days,

We simply lift our hands and live a life of praise.

 

Our soul can get weak and torn,

But with Christ we find hope reborn.

 

Hannah Jennings, January 9, 2014

20 Things About Toddler Years You Need To Know

My neighbor has the sweetest baby boy that turned into a toddler recently.  There is a big difference.  Babies don’t talk.  They crawl.  They coo.  They cuddle.  You change their diapers and feed them looking into their bright, angelic-like face.  Then, overnight it seems, they think they can tie their own shoes, and will NOT get out of their superhero pajamas for pre- school; from that moment, it’s over.  Technically, it’s just starting, but this phase happens just as you were starting to sleep and get in this rhythm.  The previous day, you even said, “Hey, I have this parenting thing down.”  You fool.

1. DO NOT BUY CAPRI SUNS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE CHILD IS 6.  Why?  They are convenient, cheap, and easy to get for themselves.  They also spout like Old Faithful once the straw is put into place and light pressure is applied to the bag.  A two year old WILL take the entire box and empty them on the white carpet as a science experiment, and then tell you they are thirsty and for the love of all things good and holy, do NOT suggest they now drink water.  Get stock in apple juice, cut it with half water and buy the sippy cups that you cannot make leak even if you leave it in a hot car and shake four days later.

2. NEVER ask, “Why did/would/could you do that?”  I will answer it for you, “I dunno.”  They will look at you with questioning eyes and you can’t crush that little spirit.  I recommending whimpering and cleaning up the mess with a glass of red wine in hand and head phones on playing Enya.

3. You have 12 seconds EXACTLY from the end of the “I have to go potty!” to find a bathroom, pull down the undergarments, and situate the child on the toilet.  I recommending only traveling to places where you know the toilets and can use a cart as a battering ram if necessary to get the child into place without an accident.

4. This child will ONLY say, “I have to go potty.”  When you are outdoors, at a concert/event in the cold, and you now have the added thrill of getting the coat off, snow pants down, your gloves off, throwing your purse around your neck because it is over your dead body it touches ANY part of this place, then there is the jackass that keeps pounding on the door telling you “Hey, Lady, it was my turn next” to “Go ____ themselves” in Klingon because you don’t want to add to the dirty words they learned from daddy.  They will of course have to poop too, because, there is no running water anywhere in walking distance.  Now, where is that hand sanitizer?

5. Learn Klingon.  Or Pig Latin.

6. Carry disposable wet wipes in your purse until the kids are out of the house.

7. Goldfish crackers slide between heating grates.

8. When your child starts the fit inside the store (Notice I did not say, “if”) hand your cart to a cashier and ask them to keep it in the refrigerator for you until you can come back later.  DO NOT STAY IN THE STORE WITH A SCREAMING TODDLER.  You will PAY.  One would think that if you wait it out things will get better.  This is only true for adults.  In toddler laws, you’re going to be screwed.  Instead of tiring themselves out, this will make them have a headache and scream louder.  When they do finally fall asleep, their chest will still be heaving in the most pathetic way possible making you feel like the tool.  Go back at mid-night, or have your mother pick up the cart.  It’s. Just. Not. Worth. It.

9. They don’t like the way poop feels on their bottom.  Sure, this is one sign that you are getting closer to the potty training stage.  But this also means you are going to need a lot more Clorox.  Poop can infiltrate even the most impossible of places.  At some point, you are going to just have to accept that you are going to need to either switch to tile floors, or, replace the carpet.

10. “Uh, Oh” is NEVER good.  Consider a head-to-toe body suit, and making an (as I dubbed it), “uh, oh kit” and stocking it with Goo-Gone, Bleach spray, rags, Ziploc bags (gallon sized), paint that matches every room in your house in a baby food jar, pumice stone, tweezers, sewing kit, scissors, and a plunger.

11. Put hooks as high as you can reach and hang scissors and cutting things on them.  That way, you will hear things falling as they try to reach them, but you won’t have to hold the cat down and cut off the other half of their whiskers because you failed to put the sewing scissors away.  The whiskers grew back, I assume, but I don’t know for sure. Because after my toddler sister cut them off, and Mom cut off the other side so it could walk straight, it ran away.

12.  No glass anywhere in the house until they are house trained (about age four to have things at a five foot level, and age 6 at reaching distance).  This includes decorations, vases, frames, metals, pans, glasses, lights, etc.

13.  Just don’t use permanent markers during this phase.  I recommend Crayola for everything.  Here is why: I have always been artistic.  This apparently started when I was 14 months old and learned to write the letter “H.”  I found a Marks-A-Lot on the desk where my father left it (give him a break, he was 21 at the time) and I wrote “my letter” all over the antique, hand carved original furniture of the person that was renting a room from us.  She moved out that day stating something about it being worth, “more than I was…”  Whatever.

14.  They say, “I tan do it mychelf” to everything from wiping their butts, to getting dressed.  Take a deep breath.  Do lots of yoga as they struggle for awhile.  Don’t butt in and try to do it for them.  I realize that you are late for work, you are holding in a pee yourself and they are MAJORLY hogging the toilet, but let them do their thing.  It’s part of the process.  There is no need to tell the school, “they dressed themselves” when they come in a princess dress and chunky plastic sparkle heals, with their brothers cape draped over their front.  All teachers know, You. Had. No. Part. In. This.  It’s cool, as long as they can go potty with it all on, they don’t care.

15. It’s ALL theirs.  Oh, you thought you’d enjoy that last slice of YOUR birthday cake?  Why would go and do a thing like that?  Their little face will crumble, as they have been thinking of that sweet, delicious treat for like, a whole two minutes, and when they find it’s gone, and YOU ate it, well, that is so sad for everyone involved.

16. Take a parenting class.  Unless you have been raised by a child psychologist, there is ALWAYS something new to learn.  Our parents kept us alive, but doing more, and being more involved so our kids can be all they are meant to be is up to us completely.  I am a HUGE fan of Love and Logic.  They are out of Colorado, and the phrase, “Oh, I am so sorry that happened” is your best defense against toddler woes.

17. The following numbers should be by your phone on speed dial: 24 hour nurse hotline, plumber, doctor, dentist, and fire department.  The fact of the matter is this: Fevers only spike at 3 am.  Croup sounds like a death rattle by the time 4:30 rolls around with your first child, and by 6 am, it’s going to take more than coffee to get you going.  There isn’t much that won’t flush down the toilet.  If you have a problem, call the plumber and let them fix it before there are thousands of dollars in damage.  Toddlers need helmets.  If you look closely, most of them are wandering around with more chipped, cracked and missing teeth than hobos.  They just crash into things and places with no warning.

18. No Lego’s, Barbie shoes, or magnetic alphabet letters outside of designated zones.  Lego corners and Barbie stiletto’s will break skin on  your feet.  In the dark, at night, you will scream, this will wake the toddler, and a chain of events will take place that will create large scale regrets starting in high school.

19. When in doubt, dunk it in Ranch, or Ketchup.  By all means, get your kids to try new foods.  Just don’t act all put-off when they will ONLY (and I mean starve themselves until they get them) eat chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni and cheese, or hamburgers.  I would give the “new” food to the kids with a big side of Ranch and ketchup.  Most of the time, they would eat it, although it was no where near the thing we started with.

20.  Your pre-school teacher knows more about you than you think.  If they see you and snicker, or are holding in a straight face, ask what your kid said.  It’s better to know that your children have seen you making the ceremonial beast with two backs from a pre-school teachers that to hear it from the P.T.A. rumor mill.  Because your kid is going to tell e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e until you ask them nicely to please not share those details-EVER.

 

 

 

 

October/ November 2013 List of Coupon Inserts

Thank you SundayCouponPreview!

Here are ALL of October and the first week of November Coupons.  In one, nice, neat package you can print out and take with you for super quick reference!

October/November Sunday Coupon Previews

October 30, 2013 at 6:00pm

Sunday Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

all $2/2 detergent products (12/15)
Axe $2/1 gift pack (12/1) ETS
C&H $.40/1 24oz organic or 32oz washed raw sugar product (1/4)
C&H $.40/1 sugar product 2lbs+ (1/4)
C&H $.55/1 sugar quick dissolve superfine or pourable brown in a flip top dispenser (1/4)
C&H $1/1 organic blue agave nectar (1/4)
Carbona $1.50/1 27.5flopz 2 in 1 oxy-powered carpet cleaner (1/31)
DiGiorno $2/2 large pizzas (12/31)
Disney/Marvel $1/1 gummy vitamin product (12/18)
Dove $1/1 beauty bar 6pk+ (11/17) ETS
Dove $1/1 go sleeveless, go fresh, clear tone or one original clean, powder, fresh or sensitive skin twin-pack (12/1) ETS
Dove $1/1 Men+Care body and face bar 6pk+ (11/17) ETS
Ester-C $2/1 NatureSmart item (12/2)
Garnier $1/1 moisturizer (12/28)
Garnier Fructis $1/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (12/14) ETS
Garnier Fructis $1/1 style product (12/28) ETS
Gillette $3/1 Mach3 razor (11/30) ETS
Gillette Buy female disposable razor, get satin care shave gel free up to $4.99 (11/17) ETS
Gillette Buy male disposable razor, get shave prep free up to $4.99 (11/17) ETS
Gold Bond $1.50/1 lotion 13-20oz (1/4)
Gold Bond $1/1 hand or foot cream (1/4)
Gold Bond $1/1 lotion 3.5-12oz (1/4)
Gold Bond $2/1 eczema or diabetics’ dry skin (1/4)
Land O’Frost $1/1 Premium or sub sandwich kit (12/3)
Land O’Frost $1/2 DeliShaved Canadian Bacon or Bistro Favorites (12/3)
L’Oreal $.75/1 kids shampoo or other kids product (12/28)
L’Oreal $3/1 Preference hair color (12/28)
Nature’s Bounty $1/1 vitamin or supplement (1/3)
Nature’s Bounty $2/1 Optimal Solutions product (1/3)
Osteo Bi-Flex $4/1 item (12/2)
Pepcid $1/1 25ct+ product (12/31)
Pepcid/Mylanta/Lactaid/Tucks $3/2 products (12/31) ETS
Polident $1.50/1 120ct tablets (12/3)
Rayovac $1/1 alkaline batteries (1/31)
Rayovac $1/1 hearing aid battery pack (1/31)
Sara Lee $1/1 sweet goods excluding pies (12/29)
Sara Lee $1/2 pies (12/29)
Snuggle $.50/1 product (12/15)
Stouffer’s $2/1 satisfying skillet 30oz (1/31)
Sunlight $.50/1 dish detergent (12/15)
Super Poligrip $1/1 product 2.1oz+ (12/3)

11-3 Smartsource Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Insert #1

Aveeno $1/1 product excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (12/31)
Aveeno $2/2 products excludes cleansing bars, trial sizes and 2.5oz body lotion sizes (12/31)
Campbell’s $.40/4 condensed soups (1/15)
Carnation $.55/2 evaporated milk cans 12oz+ (12/31)
Del Monte $.50/4 canned vegetables (2/1)
Don Francisco’s $1.50/1 Family Reserve 12oz coffee bag (12/14)
Don Francisco’s $1/1 coffee can (12/14)
French’s $.50/1 6oz french fried onions (1/15)
GE $1/1 energy smart cfl, led, GE reveal, energy-efficient soft white or halogen lighting product (12/5)
Glade $.55/1 premium room spray 9.7oz (12/7)
Glade $1.50/2 Winter Collection products (12/7)
Glade $1/1 automatic spray refill (12/7)
Glade $1/1 PlugIns Scented Oil triple, twin or 2 single refills (12/7)
Glade $1/1 Sense & Spray product (12/7)
Glade $1/2 4oz jar or scented oil candles products (12/7)
Glade $1/2 Wax Melts excludes warmer (12/7)
Halls $1/2 single bags 17ct+ (12/15)
Hormel $.55/2 chili products (12/30)
Hormel $2/1 party tray product (12/30)
Icaps $3/1 eye vitamin and mineral product (12/31)
Libby’s $.75/2 pumpkin cans 15oz+ (12/31)
Lubriderm $1.50/1 product 6floz+ (12/31)
MiraLAX $2/1 10 dose + (12/29)
MiraLAX $6/1 30 dose + (11/10)
Nature Made $1/1 VitaMelts product (12/3)
Nature Made $2/2 products (12/3)
Neutrogena $2/2 hair, hand, body or men’s products excludes trial size, clearance products and bar soap (12/3)
Oxytrol for Women $5/1 4 patches/16 day supply (1/4)
Pepperidge Farm $1/1 puff pastry sheets, cups, shells or turnovers (1/12)
Pom $.5-/1 pomegranate (12/31) DND
Pom $.50/1 juice (12/31) DND
Poms $.50/1 fresh pomegranate arils (12/31) DND
RoC $3/1 anti-aging product (12/31) ETS
Stopain $2/1 product (2/2)
Swanson $.40/5 broth cans (1/15)
Swedish Fish/Sour Patch Kids $1/2 bags 6.2oz+ (12/15)
Systane $1.50/1 product (12/31)
Triaminic $3/1 product (11/10)
Windex $.55/1 touch-up cleaner product (12/14)
Zephrex-D $2/1 product (1/31)

Insert #2

Carvel/Oreo $3/1 ice cream cake 46oz+ (1/31) DND
Cheerios $1/2 boxes (12/14)
Eggland’s Best $.50/1 eggs (2/3)
Eggland’s Best $.75/1 cage free dozen or organic dozen eggs (2/3)
Fisher $1/1 recipe nut item 10oz+ (12/29)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 (12/28)
Jon Donaire $1/1 ice cream bupcakes (1/31) DND
K-Cup $1.75/1 12, 16 or 18ct box of K-Cup packs (12/31) DND
Little Debbie $.75/1 snacks box (12/31) DND
Little Remedies $1/1 product (2/28)
Maruchan $.50/1 bowl or yakisoba (12/31)
Mitchum $1/1 men or women excludes trial and multipacks (12/8)
Old El Paso $1/1 frozen entree (12/28)
Opa $1/1 product (3/31) DND
Pedia Care $1/1 product (2/28)
Pepsi $2/2 multi-pack plastic bottles or 8pk mini cans (12/31)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (1/25)
Pillsbury $.40/2 sweet rolls or Grands! sweet rolls (1/25)
Pillsbury $.40/3 crescent dinner rolls excludes twin pack (1/25)
Pillsbury $.50/2 rolled refrigerated pie crusts (1/25)
PowerCrunch $.25/1 bar (12/31) DND
PowerCrunch B4G1 free up to $1.29 (12/31) DND
Purell $1/1 Advanced 8oz+ (12/29)
Purell $1/4 products (12/29)
Rug Doctor $1/1 24oz spot & stain remover trigger spray (12/31)
Rug Doctor $3/1 rental (12/31)
Solo $1/2 products (12/29)
Trix $.75/1 cereal box (12/14)
Voskos $.35/2 products (1/31)

10-27 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Sunday Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

Advil $1/1 film coated tablets or caplets 20ct+ (12/31)
Comfeez $1/1 bath tissue or paper towels (11/30)
Degree $1/1 men’s base product (11/24) ETS
Degree $3/2 women’s motionsense or 1 clinical product (11/24) ETS
Dove Men+Care $1/1 2.7oz antiperspirant or 3oz deodorant (11/24) ETS
Dunkin Donuts $1.50/2 11oz+ coffee bags (12/31)
Fiora $.50/1 bath tissue or paper towels (11/30)
L’Oreal $1/1 Paris eye product (12/21)
L’Oreal $1/1 Studio Line styling product (12/21)
L’Oreal $2/1 Advanced Haircare shampoo or conditioner excludes 1.7oz (12/21)
L’Oreal $3/1 Advanced Haircare treatment or family size 25.4oz shampoo or conditioner excludes 1.7oz trial size (12/21)
L’Oreal $3/1 Voluminous Million Lashes Excess mascara (12/21)
M&M’s $1/1 chocolate candies 9.9oz+ (12/8) DND
Nescafe $.50/1 Taster’s Choice single serve stick pack carton (12/22)
Nescafe $1.50/1 Taster’s Choice coffee canister 7oz+ (12/22)
Nicorette $10/1 mini lozenge 81ct+, lozenge 72ct+, NicoDerm CQ 14ct+ or gum 100ct+ (12/8)
Nivea $2/1 body lotion 6.8-21oz (11/23)
Nivea $3/2 lip care products .59oz tin, .17oz stick or .3oz tube (11/10)
Nivea Men $2/1 body lotion 16.9oz+ (11/23)
Nivea Men $2/1 face care product .33-5oz excludes shave gels or foams (11/9)
Nivea Men $2/2 shaving products 7-8.7oz (11/9)
Purely Inspired $2/1 product (1/27)
Purina $1/2 dog snacks (1/27)
Purina $2/1 4lb+ Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Dog Chow Light & Healthy or Healthy Morsels (1/26)
Purina ALPO $1.25/10 single cans dog food (12/9)
Purina ALPO $2/1 8ct+ variety pack dog food (12/9)
Purina Be Happy $1/1 cat food (1/27)
Purina Be Happy $1/1 dog food (1/27)
Purina Beneful $2/1 6lb+ dry dog food (12/8) TARGET COUPON
Purina Chow $1/1 3.15lb+ dog or cat chow dry food (12/8) TARGET COUPON
Purina Fancy Feast $1/18 Elegant Medleys or Mornings (12/27)
Purina Friskies/Lickin’s $1/2 cat treats (1/27)
Purina One $1.50 both 1 dry cat food bag AND 2 3oz wet cat food cans (1/27)
Purina One $2/1 3.5lb+ One or Beyond dry cat or dog food (12/8) TARGET COUPON
Purina Tidy Cats $1/1 14lb+ cat litter excludes Lightweight 24/7 Performance (1/19)
Purina Tidy Cats $2/1 Pure Nature cat litter (1/19)
Rimmel London $1/1 face, lip or nail product (12/31)
Rimmel London $1/1 lip product (12/31)
Rolaids $1/1 liquid bottle 12oz+ (1/4)
Rolaids $1/1 tablet bottle 72ct+ (1/4)
Sarna $2/1 anti-itch lotion (12/31)
Sensodyne $.50/1 ProNamel toothbrush (12/22)
Sensodyne $1/1 ProNamel fluoride rinse (12/22)
Superpretzel $1/1 product (11/22)
Tide $1/1 3ct+ machine cleaner or 4ct+ to go stain eraser (11/22) TARGET COUPON
Tide/Downy/Bounce $.50/1 Tide boost duo pacs, Tide detergent, Downy Unstopables, Downy softener, Bounce dyer bar or Bounce sheets excludes 34ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size (11/22) TARGET COUPON
Tide/Downy/Bounce $1.50/2 Tide boost duo pacs, Tide detergent, Downy Unstopables, Downy softener, Bounce dyer bar or Bounce sheets excludes 34ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size (11/22) TARGET COUPON
Tide/Downy/Bounce $3/3 Tide boost duo pacs, Tide detergent, Downy Unstopables, Downy softener, Bounce dyer bar or Bounce sheets excludes 34ct Bounce sheets, Tide Pods and trial size (11/22) TARGET COUPON
Weight Watchers $.50/1 Smart Ones frozen oatmeal (12/8) DND
Weight Watchers $1/5 Smart Ones frozen products (12/8) DND
Sunday Coupon Preview
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P&G Insert Coupons (Expire 11/30/13 unless noted) Most Coupons will be ETS.

Always $.50/1 pad or feminine cleansing product
Always $.50/1 pantiliner 30ct+
Always $1/1 Radiant or Infinity pads
Bounty $.25/1 towels or napkins
Cascade $.50/1 product
Charmin $.25/1 product
Clairol $5/2 hair color boxes
Covergirl $1.50/1 product
Covergirl $3/2 nail products
Covergirl $4/2 eye products
Crest/Oral-B $.50/1 Crest toothpastes 4oz+, Crest Rinses 458mL+, Oral-B Glide flosses 35M or Glide floss picks 30ct+
Crest/Oral-B $1/2 Crest toothpastes 4oz+, Crest Rinses 458mL+, Oral-B Glide flosses 35M or Glide floss picks 30ct+
Crest/Oral-B $2/3 Crest toothpastes 4oz+, Crest Rinses 458mL+, Oral-B Glide flosses 35M or Glide floss picks 30ct+
Dawn $.25/1 product
Dayquil/NyQuil $1/1 Severe product
Duracell $.50/1 CopperTop, Quantum, Ultra Photo Lithium or specialty batteries
Duracell $.50/1 rechargeable batteries, charge or 6pk+ hearing aid batteries
Febreze $1/1 air effects
Febreze $1/1 candle
Febreze $1/1 car vent clip
Febreze $1/1 fabric refresher
Febreze $1/1 NOTICEables refill
Febreze $1/1 Set & Refresh or Stick & Refresh
Febreze $2/1 Home Collection candle or scented oil and wood diffuser excludes wax melts and two-piece electric wax warmer
Febreze $2/1 NOTICEables warmer pack
Gillette $1/1 product excludes foamy shave gel
Gillette $3/2 products Limit ONE shave gel/prep, body wash or antiperspirant/deodorant excludes foamy shave cream
Gillette $6/3 products Limit ONE shave gel/prep, body wash or antiperspirant/deodorant excludes foamy shave cream
Head & Shoulders $1/1 product excludes 1.7oz
Iams $1/1 dry dog or cat food
Iams B2G1 free wet dog or cat food up to $1.99
Luvs $1/2 bags or 1 box diapers
Metamucil $1/1 product
Olay $1/1 body wash, bar soap 4ct+ or in-shower body lotion
Olay $2/1 Regenerist or Total Effects facial moisturizer
Olay $3/1 facial hair removal product
Olay $3/2 facial moisturizers or cleaners excludes Pro-X, Regenerist, Total Effects, Age Defying
Oral-B $.50/1 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete toothbrushes
Oral-B $1/2 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete toothbrushes
Oral-B $2/3 Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete toothbrushes
Pampers $3/1 both 1 diapers or pants AND 1 wipes 56ct+
Pantene $.50/1 products
Pantene $1.50/2 products
Pantene $3/3 products
Prilosec OTC $1/1 product
Puffs $.25/3 singles or 1 3pk+
Puffs $.50/1 Fresh Faces 15ct or 45ct product
Scope $1.50/1 mouthwash 750mL+
Secret $1/1 Outlast or Scent Expressions excludes .5oz
Secret $2/1 Clinical excludes .5oz
Tampax $.50/1 16ct+ product
Tampax $1/1 Pearl or Radiant tampon or Pearl liner 16ct+
Tide $2/1 boost 18-37ct duo pac
Tide $2/1 detergent excludes PODS
Tide/Downy $3/2 detergents, washing machine cleaner or Downy excludes PODS
Tide/Downy/Bounce $.75/1 washing machine cleaner, Tide boost, Downy or Bounce excludes PODS
Vicks $1/1 product excludes VapoDrops and Zzzquil
ZzzQuil $1/1 product

10-27 Smartsource Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Better Than Bouillon $.75/1 product (12/31)
BIC $2/1 3-8ct Soleil disposable razor pack (11/24)
BIC $2/1 men’s Flex 4 3ct or Hybrid Advance 3 6ct (11/24)
Boudreaux’s $1/1 2 or 3oz Butt Paste product (11/30)
Boudreaux’s $2/1 4 or 16oz Butt Paste product (11/30)
Boudreaux’s $2/1 Butt Paste diaper duty decision kit (12/31)
Buddig $1/5 2oz original or cracker snackers packages (1/31)
Buddig $2/2 original, deli cuts or premium deli items 8oz+ (1/31)
Chex Mix $.50/2 4.5oz+ (12/21)
Chock full o’Nuts $1/1 package (11/30)
Clear Care $1.50/1 cleaning & disinfection solution 12oz+ (12/31)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (11/9)
Colgate $2/1 powered toothbrush (11/16)
Dove Buy shampoo, get 12oz hair conditioner free up to $5 excludes trial and M+C (11/10)
Energizer $.50/1 batteries or flashlight (12/7)
Green Giant $.60/3 Seasoned Steamers or Valley Fresh Steamers frozen vegetables 11 or 12oz only (1/18)
Hills Bros $1/1 coffee (12/31)
Kauai Coffee $2/1 10oz bag (11/30)
Kleenex $.75/3 50ct+ or 1 bundle pack (12/7) ETS
Kotex $.50/1 U product (12/7) ETS
Kotex $1/2 Natural Balance Lightdays liners excludes 14-22ct (12/7)
Kotex $1/2 Natural Balance security tampons (12/7) ETS
Kotex $2/2 Natural Balance pads (12/7) ETS
LA Looks $.75/1 20 or 26oz product (12/31) DND
L’il Critters $1/1 gummy vitamins (1/31)
Midnite $1/1 product (12/31)
MJB $.75/1 coffee (12/15)
Nature Valley/Fiber One $.50/2 NV granola bars 5ct+, NV granola thins, NV soft-baked oatmeal squares, FO chewy bars or FB 90 calorie product (12/21)
Old Wisconsin $1/1 snack bite, snack stick or summer sausage item 4oz+ (1/31)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 10oz product (12/31)
Opti-Free $3/1 twin pack (12/31)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetic (12/1)
Rips $1/2 bite-size licorice 4oz+ (1/31)
Scrubbing Bubbles $.75/1 foaming disinfectant bathroom cleaner (12/1)
Shore Lunch $.50/1 soup mix product (12/31)
Southeastern Mills $.50/2 gravy mix products (12/31)
Vitafusion $1/1 gummy vitamins (1/31)
Zegerid OTC $3/1 14ct (12/1)
Zegerid OTC $8/1 42ct (11/10)

10-20 Little Tikes Preview

All Expire 11/20/13

$5/1 Little Tikes Red Cozy Coupe
$5/1 Lalaloopsy Workshop double pack
$3/1 Lalaloopsy Workshop single pack
$5/1 Lala-Oopsies
$5/1 Lalaloopsy Loopy Hair
$5/1 Little Tikes Lil’ Blabberz
$10/1 Little Tikes Giddy Up ‘N’ Go Pony
$3/1 Little Tikes Wiggimals
$8/1 Little Tikes I’m an Artist Station
$8/1 Little Tikes Activity Garden
$5/1 Bratz Action Heroez
$4/1 Bratz My Passion

10-20 Smartsource Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Aleve $1/1 20ct+ excludes D cold products (12/31)
Aleve $1/1 50ct+ (12/29) TARGET COUPON
Aleve $1/1 D product (12/31)
Alka-Seltzer $1/1 60ct+ (12/29) TAGRGET COUPON
Alka-Seltzer $1/1 product excludes Plus Cold (12/31)
Alka-Seltzer $2/1 Plus product 10ct+ (12/31)
Bausch+Lomb $3/1 Ocuvite product (12/31)
Bausch+Lomb $5/1 Ocuvite Eye+Multi product (12/31)
Bayer $1/1 100ct+ (12/29) TARGET COUPON
Bayer $1/1 aspirin 20ct+ (12/31)
Bayer Healthcare Products $5/3 Bayer Aspirin, Citracal, Phillips, Aleve, One A Day, TruBiotics, Flintstones, Alka-Seltzer or Alka-Seltzer Plus products 20ct+ excludes Aleve-D and Icy Hot products (10/27)
Betty Crocker $.25/1 macaroni and cheese (12/14)
Blink $1/1 Tears or GelTears (12/2)
Blue Diamond $1/1 64oz Almond Breeze iced coffee (11/30) DND
Chattem Products $1/1 Icy Hot, Aspercreme, Capzasian, Sportscreme, Arthritis Hot or Flexall product (1/31)
Citracal $1/1 60ct+ (12/29) TARGET COUPON
Citracal $1/1 product (12/31)
Compete/Blink $1/1 Complete Blink-N-Clean lens drops or Blink contacts lubricant eye drops (12/2)
Complete $1/1 12oz+ solution (12/2)
El Monterey $1/1 taquitos and mini chimis (11/3)
El Monterey $1/2 supreme or all natural burritos and chimis (11/3)
Farm Rich $1/1 snack 18oz+ (12/15)
Finesse $1/1 (12/1)
Flintstones $1/1 60ct+ supplements or vitamins (12/29) TARGET COUPON
Flintstones $1/1 multivitamin or supplement (12/31)
French’s $1/1 Flavor Infuser marinade (2/28)
General Mills $1/3 Big G cereals (11/30)
Goodnites $2/1 bed mats jumbo pack+ (11/16)
Goodnites $2/1 underwear jumbo pack+ (11/16)
Hartz $3/1 multi-cat litter (1/11)
Hershey’s $1.50/3 Reese’s, Kit Kat, Hershey’s, Jolly Rancher or Twizzlers snack size bags 9-22oz (10/31)
Hershey’s $1/1 assortment snack size bag 22oz+ (10/31)
House Foods $1.50/2 organic tofu (1/31)
House Foods $1.50/2 shirataki or tofu shirataki (1/31)
House Foods $1/2 premium tofu (1/31)
Lee Kum Kee Buy 1 hoisin sauce, get $2 off 1 soy sauce (2/28)
One A Day $1/1 100ct+ (12/29) TARGET COUPON
One A Day/TruBiotics $1/1 One A Day multivitamin or TruBiotics supplement (12/15)
Phillips $1/1 product (12/31)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (1/11)
Progresso $.25/1 Rich & Hearty soup (12/14)
Progresso $.50/2 soup cans (12/14)
Purina Beneful $1.50/1 Baked Delights dog snacks (1/20)
Purina Friskies $1/2 dry cat food (1/20)
RevitaLens $2/1 OcuTec 10oz (11/25)
RevitaLens $4/1 OcuTec 20oz (11/25)
Revlon $1/2 hair color products (11/24)
San Francisco Bay/Organic Coffee Company $1.50/1 Onecup pack 12ct+ (12/31)
Scotch-Brite $.75/2 stay clean, heavy duty, non-scratch, delicate care or greener clean scrub sponge multi-packs (11/30)
Seattle’s Best $1/1 12oz coffee bag (12/20)
Speed Stick $.50/1 regular or lady 2.3oz+ (11/9)
Triscuit $1/2 crackers 7.6oz+ (11/29) DND
TruBiotics $1/1 probiotic (12/29) TARGET COUPON
Urinozinc $2/1 prostate formula (4/30)
V8 $.50/1 V-Fusion Refreshers or any V-Fusion 46oz bottle (12/31)
Wonderful $.50/1 pistachios 4.5oz+ (12/20)

10-13 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Sunday Coupon Preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!
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ETS = excludes trial sizes

abreva $3/1 2g pump or tube (12/31)
Advil $1/1 children’s product (1/11)
Advil $1/1 Congestion Relief, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Cold & Sinus or Allergy Sinus product (12/29)
Advil $1/1 PM product (12/12)
Advil $1/1 regular, film coated or migraine 20ct+ (12/12)
Advil $3/1 Congestion Relief, Allergy & Congestion Relief, Cold & Sinus or Allergy Sinus product (10/27)
Aquafresh $.50/1 toothpaste 6oz+ (11/24)
Aquafresh $1/1 Extreme Clean, Advanced or Sensitive toothpaste 5.6oz+ (11/24)
Caltrate $2/1 product (12/15)
Caress $2/1 6 bar+ pack or body wash 12oz+ (11/10) ETS
Centrum $2/1 Flavor Burst multivitamin (11/30)
Centrum $3/1 regular or Silver multivitamin 65ct+ or Specialist (11/30)
Cheer $2/1 (11/30) ETS
Dimetapp $1/1 children’s product (11/10)
Dove $3/2 go sleeveless, go fresh or ClearTone or 1 Clinical Protection excludes trial size, multipacks and M+C (11/10)
Era $.50/1 25oz+ (11/30) ETS
Gain $1/1 detergent or fabric enhancer (11/30) ETS
Gain $2/2 detergent or fabric enhancer (11/30) ETS
Garnier Nutrisse $2/1 haircolor box (12/7)
Gillette $1/1 female disposable (11/30) ETS
Gillette $1/1 male disposable (11/30) ETS
Gillette $3/2 female disposables (11/30) ETS
Gillette $3/2 male disposables (11/30) ETS
Morton $1/2 25, 40, 50 or 60lb System Saver 2 pellets (2/28)
Nestle/Wonka $1/2 halloween candy fun size bags 9.2oz+ (10/31)
Starkist $1/2 tuna creations pouch products (12/8)
Starkist $1/4 tuna pouch products (12/8)
Swiffer $1/1 Bissell Steamboost refill (11/30) ETS
Swiffer $5/1 Bissell Steamboost starter kit (10/27) ETS
ThermaCare $1/1 cold wrap 1ct or heatwrap 2ct+ (1/12)
ThermaCare $3/1 cold wrap 1ct (10/20)
Tide/Downy/Gain $.50/1 Tide PODS, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks (11/30) ETS
Tide/Downy/Gain $1.50/2 Tide PODS, Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks (11/30) ETS
Tums $1/1 Chewy Delights Very Cherry or Smooth Peppermint 32ct (12/1)
Tums $1/1 Freshers Cool Mint or Spearmint 50ct (12/1)

10-13 Smartsource Coupon Preview

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(/X) after coupon = expiration date
() before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Benefiber $1/1 product (12/31)
Blue Diamond $.55/1 chilled or shelf stable Almond Breeze almond milk (12/13)
Blue Diamond $.75/2 almonds 4oz+ bags (12/13)
Blue Diamond $.75/2 Nut Thins 4.25oz packages (12/13)
Campbell’s $.50/1 homestyle soup (12/8)
Clearasil $1/1 product (11/24)
Colgate $.50/1 toothpaste 4oz+ (10/26)
Colgate $1/1 mouthwash 8oz+ (11/9)
Cottonelle $.50/2 toilet paper 4pks or 1 9pk+ (11/16)
Cottonelle $1/1 upright dispenser (11/16)
Excedrin $1.50/1 100ct+ product (11/30)
Excedrin $1/1 24ct+ product (11/30)
Garnier Fructis $1.50/1 shampoo, conditioner or treatment (11/23) ETS
Gas-X $1.25/1 product (12/31)
Glade $1.50/2 Automatic Spray refills (11/2)
Glade $1/1 PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill or 2 single refills (11/2)
Glade $1/1 Sense & Spray product (11/2)
Glade $1/2 4oz jar candles, Scented Oil candles or Wax Melts products (11/2)
Hormel $1/2 Rev wraps (12/9)
Kellogg’s $1/1 To Go breakfast shake or mix (1/31) TARGET COUPON
Keri $2/1 lotion (1/31)
Lavazza $2/1 product (12/31)
Lavazza $3/2 products (12/31)
Lysol $.50/1 disinfectant spray 12.5oz+ (11/12)
Lysol $.50/2 disinfecting wipes 35ct+ (11/12)
Lysol $.50/2 toilet bowl cleaners (11/12)
Lysol $2/1 No-Touch hand soap system starter kit (11/12)
Nudges $.75/1 bag (11/30)
Phillips Sonicare $15/1 Airfloss (11/30)
Phillips Sonicare $20/1 DiamondClean, FlexCare Platinum or FlexCare+ rechargeable toothbrush (11/30)
Phillips Sonicare $4/1 product excludes PowerUp models (11/30)
Pillsbury $.40/2 crescent dinner rolls excludes twin pack (1/4)
Pillsbury $.40/2 refrigerated breadsticks, loaves or dinner rolls (1/4)
Prevacid 24HR $2/1 product (12/31)
Prevacid 24HR/Gas-X/Benefiber $10/3 products (12/31)
Prevacid 24HR/Gas-X/Benefiber $5/2 products (12/31)
Progresso $.50/1 Recipe Starters cooking sauce (12/7)
Refresh $3/2 products (12/31)
Refresh $4/1 Optive Advanced product (11/15)
Revlon $1/1 color cosmetic (11/24)
Ricola $1.50/2 cough drop bags (11/13)
Scotch-Brite $1/1 lint roller (11/23)
Scott $.75/6+ towels rolls (11/24)
Scott $.75/8+ bath tissue rolls (11/24)
Scott Naturals $.50/1 flushable cleansing cloths (11/24)
Similac $5/2 22oz+ SimplePacs (12/31)
Smart Balance $1/2 buttery spreads (11/27)
Smart Balance $1/2 light buttery spreads (11/27)
Sunsweet $1/1 juice (12/31) DND
Tasteful Selections $.75/1 product (4/30)
Tombstone $1/3 large pizzas (10/31)
Tombstone $1/3 large pizzas (11/30)
Tree Top $.60/1 product (11/27)
Twizzlers/Jolly Rancher $1/2 snack size bags 9oz+ (10/31)
Tyson $.75/1 bagged breaded chicken strips (1/13)
Tyson $1/1 Any’tizers snacks excluding bone-in wings (1/13)
Viva $.50/1 on-the-go napkins (11/24)
Viva $1/1 6pk+ paper towels (11/24)
Wisk $1/1 45oz/24ct+ detergent product (11/24)
Yoplait $.75/2 Go-Gurt, Kids Cup or Trix multipack yogurt (12/7) (2 coupons)
Zest $.50/1 3-bar+ (11/30)
Zest $1/1 body wash (11/30)

10-6 Smartsource Coupon Preview

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ETS = excludes trial sizes
DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5

Insert #1

Alexia $.55/1 frozen item (11/17)
Arm & Hammer $1/2 liquid laundry detergents (12/3)
Ban $.50/1 antiperspirant deodorant (10/19)
Bausch+Lomb $5/1 Preservision 120ct+ (12/31)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 boxed potatoes excludes potato buds and pouch and twin pack (11/30)
Campbell’s $.40/2 condensed soups excluding chicken noodle, tomato or cream of mushroom (11/30)
Campbell’s $.40/4 condensed chicken noodle, tomato or cream of mushroom soups (11/30)
Campbells $.75/1 skillet sauce (11/30)
Campbell’s 1/1 slow cooker sauce (11/30)
Cheerios $.50/1 cereal (11/16)
Clorox $1/2 bleach 55oz+ (11/30)
Curel $.50/1 moisturizer 3.5floz+ (10/19)
De Cecco $1/3 pasta boxes (12/31)
Ecotrin $2/1 125ct+ (12/31)
Fiber One $.50/1 chewy bars, 90 calorie products, protein chewy bars or meal bar (11/30)
Gevalia $1.50/1 coffee (11/2)
Halls $1/2 single bags 17ct+ (11/17)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 hamburger, tuna or chicken helper (11/30)
Hasbro $1/1 Play-Doh Compound valued at $2.50+ (11/3)
Hasbro $3/1 Beyblade Beywarriors SKU #A2460 or B-Daman SKU #A4448 figure (11/3)
Hasbro $3/1 Prefect Twist Ice Cream SKU #A2104, Rowdy The Garbage Truck SKU #A3672 or Design-A-Dress Boutique SKU #A2592 Play-Doh playset (11/3)
Hasbro $5/1 Elmo Junction playset SKU #A4191 (11/3)
Hasbro $5/1 Kre-O Cityville Invasion Police Station Zombie Defense SKU #A3250 or Kre-O Cityville Invasion Haunted Hideaway SKU #A3247 building set (11/3)
Hasbro $5/1 My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle SKU #A3868 or My Little Pony Crystal Princess Palace toy SKU #A3796 (11/3)
Jergens $.50/1 moisturizer 8oz+ (10/19)
Jergens $1/1 shea butter or crema shea butter moisturizer 8oz+ (10/19)
John Frieda $.50/1 full size product excluding precision foam colour, trial size, appliances and brushes (10/19)
John Frieda $3/2 precision foam colour shades (10/19)
Krusteaz $.55/1 Molten Deep Dish cookie mix (1/31)
Litehouse $1/1 caramel product (12/31)
Nature Valley $.50/1 soft-baked oatmeal squares 6ct+ (11/30)
Nature Valley $.75/1 protein crunchy granola (11/16)
Old El Paso $1.50/1 frozen entree (11/30)
Orajel $2/1 cold sore product (12/31)
Oxytrol $4/1 for women 4ct+ product (11/10)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated Grands! biscuits (12/28)
Playtex $2/1 Gentle Glide or Sport tampons 14ct+ (11/17)
Saags $1/1 dinner sausage (12/6)
Saags $1/1 lunch meat (12/6)
Schick $3/1 disposable razor pack excludes 2ct (11/17)
Schick $3/1 Quattro for Women, Intuition or Hydro silk razor or refill (11/17)
Schick $3/1 Quattro or Hydro razor or refill (11/17)
Schick/Edge/Skintimate $1/1 shave gel excludes 2.75oz (11/17)
Swisse $5/1 liver detox, hair skin nails, or wild krill oil (12/31)
Total $.50/1 whole grain or raisin bran (11/16)
Totino’s $.40/2 rolls (12/28)
Vaprino $2/1 A-D product 12ct+ (11/3)
Wet Ones $1/2 wipes product excludes travel pack (11/17)
Wheaties $.75/1 (11/16)
Yoplait $1/4 light or original 4pk or original fridge pack, light with granola or fruplait multipacks (11/30)

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Air Wick $1.50/2 freshmatic ultra refills (11/3)
Air Wick $1/1 car air freshener (11/3)
Air Wick $1/1 freshmatic ultra starter kit or gadget only pack excludes free item packs (11/3)
Air Wick $1/1 scented oil twin refill or 2 single refills (11/3)
Air Wick $2/2 candles (11/3)
Airborne $1/1 product (11/3)
Bic $2/1 disposable razor (11/3) ETS
Brookside $1/2 pouches 7oz (12/31) Manufacturer Coupon good only at CVS
Carefree $.50/1 product 36ct+ (11/3)
Clean & Clear $1/1 product (11/3) ETS
Fisher $1/1 recipe nut item 10oz+ (12/1)
Hershey’s $1/2 Bliss 8oz+ bags (11/30)
Johnson & Johnson $3/3 Neosporin, Ban-Aid bandages, Benadryl topical or Red Cross brand products excludes trial, first aid kits, 10ct Band-Aid and on the go first aid kit must buy at least 2 different products (11/3)
Listerine $.50/1 Antiseptic or Zero 1L+ (11/3)
Listerine $1/1 Ultraclean, Total Care or Fluoride Defense 1L+ (11/3)
Listerine/Reach/Rembrandt $1/1 Whitening Rinse 16oz+, Smart Rinse, Pocketpaks or Pocketmist 72ct+, any Reach floss or any Rembrandt product (11/3)
Martha Stewart Essentials $2/1 supplement (1/31) DND
Martha Stewart Essentials $2/1 supplement (2/28) DND
Mitchum $1/1 men or women product excludes trial and multipacks (11/10)
Motrin $1/1 IB, PM or children’s (11/3) ETS
Motrin $3/2 IB, PM or children’s (11/3) ETS
Mott’s $1/1 juice any size, 2 4pk snack & go pouches, or 2 6pk applesauce or medleys cups (11/17)
Neutrogena $1.50/1 cosmetics product (11/3) ETS
Neutrogena $1/1 facial moisture, cleansing, haircare or hand and body care product excludes naturals, bar soap, men’s and trial (11/3)
Phayzme $4/1 60ct product (11/23) DND
Phazyme $2/1 product (11/23) DND
Rogaine $10/1 3ct+ (11/3) ETS
Splenda $1/1 packets 200ct+, granulated 9.7oz+ or essentials 1 gram of fiber 80ct (11/3)
Stayfree/o.b. $1/1 product (11/3) ETS
TruMoo $.55/1 gallon or 2 half gallon milks (11/7)
Tylenol $1/1 infants’ or children’s product (11/3) ETS
Tylenol $1/1 regular or extra strength product (11/3) ETS
Tylenol $2.50/2 regular, extra strength, infants’, children’s, cold or sinus products (11/3) ETS
Tylenol/Sudafed $1/1 adult or children’s sudafed pe or tylenol sinus or cold product (11/3) ETS
Tylenol/Sudafed $3/2 adult or children’s sudafed pe or tylenol sinus or cold product (11/3) ETS
Zyrtec $5/1 regular or D product 24ct+ (11/3)

5 Out to Eat Options on a Budget (and Healthy!)

You have been on the go all day and cooking is the last thing you want to do.  Here are a few saviors I have found that are all under $20.00 for a family of four, and won’t kill the calorie budget for the day.

1. Costco Rotisserie chicken with bagged side salad and bag of rolls.  Cost: $6.98 for the chicken, $3.98 for the HUGE bag of lettuce, and $4.98 for the rolls.  Feeds: 6 adults and costs a grand total of $15.94.

2. Taco Bell Mixed items.  I have four people in my family, so I opt for four of the “$2.50 menu” choices.  I remove the shredded cheese and sour cream.  I also don’t eat the bag of Dorito’s and save them for kids lunches.  Then I order two additional bean burrito’s ($0.89 each) no cheese extra sauce, and two taco’s ($0.89 each) light meat, no cheese.  The grand total for everyone to eat and be full:$13.56.  Although, my oldest is growing through a growth spurt, so we usually can add two or three more items from the “under a dollar” menu, which still parks us under $20.00.

3. Carl’s Jr. is my families favorite fast food place.  It is a bit of a drive for us, and a bit of a wait, so we don’t go often.  However, the Western Bacon cheeseburger (substitute chicken instead of beef), at 2/$5.00 with coupon (+$2.00 for the substitute) four side salads ($1.19), and two original combo’s with no mayonnaise, and no cheese ($3.99 each) and two waters puts us *just* under the $2.00 mark, but man is it good.

4. Safeway cold cut sub style sandwich, bag of store brand chips, and a 2 ltr of flavored water.  This entire bill actually closes in under $10.00 on the Friday when the Sub is on sale, at $7.95.

5. Panda Express Kid’s Eat Free night.  Oh, how we love Panda and eating for free.  So what if we divide the adult combo’s and feed a large chunk to the kids…  The adult combo’s are $7.98 so we get two adult meals and two kid meals for $15.96.  Choose the “non-deep fried” options.

Great Costco Deals

organic tortilla chips

Have you been to the movies lately?  We went a few weeks ago (scratch that… some of my family went, I didn’t as $10.00 sounds like a lot of money for only two hours of entertainment.

http://www.costco.com/Regal-Entertainment-Group-ePremiere-Movie-4-Pack-E-Tickets.product.100055672.html

regal cinema picture

We buy organic, something about added hormones, and steroids just don’t make a dish taste better.  That said, most of the time, this more than doubles the price per pound on protein, and produce.  I found Costco has started carrying more and more items that bear the USDA logo.

Here is the scoop and price break-down.

Kirkland Organic tortilla chips $4.99 for a 40 oz bag.  Recently, I got a 10 oz bag of Organic Chips from Fred Meyers for $2.50.  The Kirkland price is obliviously, much less.

Organic Baby Carrots $4.99 for a 5 lb bag.  Safeway (occasionally) runs sales for organic carrots (just for u price) of $1.49/ lb.  That is the best I had ever done outside of Costco.

Organic, Free Range individually packed boneless skinless chicken breast $19.99 for a 3.5lb bag.  This sounds like a crazy price, but consider Albertson’s, Safeway, and Fred Meyer never have it (except in clearance once in a blue moon and not individually frozen) for no less than $5.99/lb.  I paid right at $5.70/lb and don’t have to worry about prepping it whatsoever.

I also purchased a 3 lb package of organic ground beef (the package claims 20%, but I never have as much oil/fat as conventionally grown beef.  Personally, I think it is more accurately about 15%) I paid $5.66/lb.  Advertised in Rosauers two weeks ago, organic ground beef was $6.99!

 

Week of June 17th, 2013 FREE Ladies Home Journal, Free Panda Express

http://pandaexpress.com/coupon/full/Summer-Hours-Coupon#Panda

Free Orange Chicken!  Only this Friday with coupon after 9 pm.

https://www.valuemags.com/freeoffer/freeoffer.asp?offer=LHJ_JHS_AFM_PRINT LHJ

Free subscription to LHJ.  Details when you sign up with valuemags.com!

Free Beech-Nut product samples! http://www.beechnut.com/toddler1/index.asp?sourceID=111

Free Emergen-c product samples https://www.facebook.com/EmergenC?sk=app_251260384952259

Weight Watcher’s Magazine only $4.50 per year with the coupon code KRAZY. http://www.discountmags.com/product/5431/weight-watchers?a=krazycouponlady

Also, I highly encourage any crafty folks to sign up for the JoAnns Craft store mailers.  This week I got a 10% off my total purchase coupon as well as one 50% off one fabric item!  You can sign up at http://www.joann.com.  You can get 40% off any one regular item by using coupon code: ZCFP187 in your on-line cart.  ONLY ONE code per order.

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Food Network Magazine, Special Freebies, and Deals of the Week

June 6, 2013 (Holy Cow!  Already?!?!?)

HURRY!  I found this coupon code for the Food Network magazine and they will let it apply to the HUGELY discounted price on line https://www.foodnetworkstore.com enter coupon #C99974

Subtotal: $36.00
Shipping: FREE
Discounts:(-$5.40)

Total: $30.60 (3 year subscription)
This is usually $19.97 per year.  I think I got a sweet deal.
FREEBIES
Free Metamucil AND Align Samples for Costco Members
Free Spring Water Coupon
Free Emergen-C
Free Kids Songs
Free Music “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Free Music for the 4th of July
Finally,  Here are the deals that I am going to be hitting up this week.
Albertsons
Kroger (Fred Meyer) I went on-line and printed matching coupons from the manufacturer prior to making the list, so the Chobani will actually only be $0.70 each.
Chobani Greek Yogurt
Select Varieties, 6 oz or Muller Corner Yogurt, 5.3 oz
6/2/13 – 6/8/13 10 for $10 1
Coupon savings Breyers Ice Cream
Select Varieties, 48 oz or Klondike Frozen Treats, 4-12 ct
6/6/13 – 6/8/13 2 for $5 1
Coupon savings Nabisco Snack Crackers
Select Varieties, 5.5 oz-10 oz
6/6/13 – 6/8/13 3 for $5 1
Coupon savings Fresh Foster Farms Ground Turkey
93% Lean, 7% Fat, 20 oz
6/2/13 – 6/8/13 3.98 1
Kroger Boneless Chicken Breast 6/2/13 – 6/8/13 2.49 lb 1
Vidalia Sweet Onions
A natural on the grill.
6/2/13 – 6/8/13 78¢ 1