Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Savvy Fry's Shopping Trip - 5/6

I finally gathered all of my coupons for this week's deals together, and put them to good use yesterday. I was beyond excited when I found more women's Nivea body wash. I had been practically stalking a few Fry's stores in my area, waiting for them to get more in. Not only did I find some, but I was able to use a coupon for men's Nivea body wash when Fry's added it to their Mega savings event. AMAZING!!! I got all of the following for 2X less than the total retail price of the 20 bottles of Nivea I purchased:

8 Ban Solid Deodorant - $0.50/each
7 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste - $0.50/each
6 Aquafresh Kids Toothbrushes - $0.50/each
6 Xtra Detergent - $2.00/each
1 Nivea Express Hydration Lotion - $0.50
9 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice - $0.29/each
1 Bounty Paper Towels 8pk- $2.99 (I found the specially marked package full of P&G coupons!)
1 Charmin Toilet paper 12 double roll pk. - $2.99
1 Charmin Freshmates - FREE
1 Bounty Single Roll - FREE
12 Rosarita Refried Beans - $0.67/each
4 O-Cel-O Sponges 4ct. - $0.99
2 Scotch Brite Tub & Shower Scrubbers - $1.49/each
3 Scotch Brite Grout Scrubber - $0.50/each
4 McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning - $1.00
10 Propel Zero Single Serving Flavored Waters - FREE
1 Energizer Batteries 4pk- $1.50/each
2 Sunny Delight - $0.11 moneymaker/ each
3 American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta - $0.51 moneymaker/ each
20 Nivea Body Wash - $0.51 moneymaker/ each
2 Loaves Roman Meal Bread - $2.19/ each
6 Cans Kroger Tunafish - $0.62/each
( I needed bread & tunafish so I paid full price, but there is a Roman Meal Bread Coupon here)

Used Fresh & Easy coupon for $10.00 off purchase 

Total before Fry's card & coupon savings: $331.86


I have only been couponing for about 6 months and I will never go back to paying retail price for anything! I promise you, it is not as hard as it seems. It is a lot of fun once you get into it and ANYONE can do it! 

Once in the store, I found a few more great deals. Hopefully, some of you have these coupons, and will be able to get a purchase just as good as mine, or maybe even better! 

Ban Solid Deodorant: Buy 1 at $2.99 - Get 1 FREE
Use $0.75/1 Ban Solid SS - 4/17
And use  $0.40/1 Any Ban Product SS - 4/17

Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice: $1.79

Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.75/1 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice RP - 3/20
Your Price: $0.29

Propel Zero Calorie Water: $0.99

Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/2 Propel Zero Single Serve Bottles SS - 2/13

Nivea Men's Body Wash: $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $3.00/1 Nivea Men's Body Wash RP - 4/17
Your Price: $0.51 moneymaker!

Sunny Delight: $1.39
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.50/1 Sunny Delight Printable Coupon ( not available any more, but those of you who printed it a few week ago can get this deal)
Your Price: $0.11 moneymaker!

McCormick Grill Mates Seasoning: $1.00 (no coupon needed)

Friday, May 6, 2011

P&G Coupons Galore!

I just got some great news from the P&G website! They have released specially marked products that will have an assortment of coupons inside. This is a huge bonus for couponers, because P&G normally only releases one coupon newspaper insert per month.
I have included a list of the specially marked products, the P&G coupon brands included, and the coupon values.

Charmin Toilet Paper: 
Align - $5.00
Bounce - $1.00
Bounty - $1.00
Cascade - $1.00
Charmin - $1.00
Dawn - $1.00
Gillette - $2.00
Gillette - $4.29
Ivory - $1.00
Metamucil - $1.00
Olay Body - $1.00
Old Spice Mega - $2.00
Old Spice Mega - $4.29
(2) Pringles - $1.00

Bounty Paper Towels:
Align - $5.00
Bounce - $1.00
Braun - $10.00
Cascade - $1.00
(2) Charmin - $1.00
Dawn - $1.00
(2) Gillette - $2.00
Gillette - $4.29
Head & Shoulders - $1.00
Iams - $3.00
Metamucil - $1.00
Mr. Clean - $0.50
Pantene - $1.00
Pepto - $1.00

Bounty - $1.00
Braun - $10.00
(2) Charmin - $1.00
Crest Whitestrips - $7.00
Gillette - $4.29
Head & Shoulders - $1.00
Metamucil - $4.00
Olay Pro X - $5.00
Oral B $1.00
Pantene - $1.00
Prilosec - $5.00
Prilosec - $10.00
PUR - $5.00
Venus - $2.00
Vicks - $4.00

Crest Toothpaste:
CoverGirl - Lash Blast Fusion - $1.00
Crest Whitestrips - $7.00
Iams - $1.00
Secret - $1.00

The list I have is made up of the ones they listed on their site. If you find any more, please share the deals in the comments!

Also, if you are not already a member of the P&G Sampler site, I highly recommend signing up here. You will then be able to order free samples and coupons straight to your mailbox whenever they offer them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day Deals!!!

Are you having a hard time finding something to get those wonderful mommies for Mothers day? Here are a few links to some great deals!

I don't think you can ever be to old for Build A Bear. It is such an adorable store, and I love making a personalized stuff animal. You can even let your kids record a special message to Mom that she can enjoy for years to come.

Every lady likes flowers! I thought this was a fantastic deal. There are gorgeous boquets that come with a vase and chocolates for only $29.95. I might even order some for myself...
$15.00 for $30.00 worth of flowers at Pro Flowers
*** Use coupon code MOMFLOWERS to get this deal for only $13.50***

Mom's deserved to be pampered every once in a while. Save $55 on a microdermabrasion facial and make that mother in you life very very happy!
Half off Facial at Aloosions Salon and Spa

My Savvy Fry's Shopping Trip - 5/4

I went on a mini shopping trip yesterday to get some of the best deals, before they were gone. I usually break my shopping trips up in the week, because my kids can only sit quietly in a grocery store for a limited amount of time. Unfortunately, out of both of the Fry's stores I went to, I was only able to find four of the Nivea bodywashes. I knew this moneymaker item would fly off the shelf! Hopefully they get some more in before the end of this week. If not, there is always the option of a raincheck! Here is the findings of my shopping trip yesterday:

I was able to purchase 
2  Eggo waffles - $0.49/each
2 4pks of Energizer AA batteries - $1.49/each
2 Kids Aquafresh Toothpaste - $0.50/each
2 Kids Aquafresh Toothbrushes - $0.50/each
6 Right Guard Body Wash - $1.00/each
11 Gillette Series Shaving Gel - $0.48/each
4 Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash - $0.51 moneymaker
2 Motts Grape Medley Juice - $0.99/each
3 American Beauty Pasta - $0.51 moneymaker

I ended up paying $15.65 + tax for all of these items.

When I got to the store, I planned on buying Michelinas Entrees for only $0.38/ each for my mega event filler items. Unfortunately, I think Fry's decided that this was way too good of a deal, because they changed the sale overnight!!! It is no longer a mega event item. But, where one door closes, another one opens! I ended up finding the American Beauty Pasta moneymaker sale!

American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta: $0.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.55/1 American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta
Your Price: $0.51 moneymaker!!!

Also, make sure to check your store's juice isle. The Mott's Grape Medley is also a mega event item. Some of the bottles have $1.00/1 coupons stuck to the bottles! As you can see, there were only 2 in the store I went to. If you do find the coupon, this is how the deal works out:

Mott's Grape Medley Juice: $2.49
Mega Savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 Mott's Grape Medley Juice
Your Price: $0.99

Hope you found some great deals too!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fry's Deals 4/4 - 4/10

Its Wednesday, the most exciting day of the week! Every Wednesday morning I run out the front door to grab the newspaper, and sit down with the brand new weekly grocery ads. There are some great deals this week! To make sure I didn't miss any deals that were not featured in the ad, the kiddos and I went on a walk around Fry's. They ate cookies in the double stroller, while I documented each and every item I thought had a great price tag. 

This week Fry's has a Buy 10 Save $5 Mega Event going on. These mega events make for some great deals, but the trick is to plan out what you want to buy before you go. As you go through the list, remember:

- All manufacturer coupons are worth a $1.00 no matter their face value ( coupons with a face value greater than a dollar will be worth their face value)

-All mega event items will only be discounted at the register in quantities of ten. You do not have to get 10 of each item. You CAN mix and match. Make sure you count your products before you get to the register, because missing even one item will disqualify the $5.00 savings!

-You can get as many of the mega event items as you would like. You will get $5.00 off for each ten, or $0.50 off each one that you purchase. For example, if you buy 100 mega event items, you will receive a total of $50.00 off your purchase.

- If the store is completely out of an item, make sure you get a raincheck that you can use even after the sale has ended!!!

Fantastic Mega Event Deals

Gillette Series Shave Gel: $1.98
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.50/1 Gillette series shaving gel  P&G - 5/1
Your Price: $0.48

2 Right Guard Body Wash: $2.99/each
Mega savings - $1.00
Use B1G1 FREE Right Guard Product RP - 5/1
Your Price: $1.00/ each

Nivea Touch of Sparkle Body Wash: $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $3.00/1 Nivea Body Wash RP 4/17
Your Price: $0.51 moneymaker!!

Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil, Wash, Shampoo, Powder & Lotion: $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.50/1 Johnson & Johnson product SS 4/17
Your Price:$1.49

Bounty Paper Towels 6ct. Big Rolls or 8ct: $6.49 
+ Single Bounty Paper Extra Soft Towel Roll (free w/ coupon)
Mega savings - $0.50
Use FREE 1-pk. Bounty Extra Soft w/ purchase of 6-pk or larger - Target Newspaper insert  - 5/1
And use $1.00 off 6-pk. or larger Target coupon RP 4/11
And Use 2  $0.25/1 Bounty product
Your Price: $2.99 for both single roll & 6-pk.

Charmin Basic Ultra Soft & Ultra Strong 12 Double Rolls: $6.49
+ Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes
Mega savings - $0.50
Use FREE 40ct. Charmin Freshmates w/ purchase of 9-pk. or larger - Target Newspaper insert - 5/1
And use $1.00 6-pk. or larger Charmin toilet paper Target coupon  RP 4/11
And Use 2 $0.25/1 Charmin product
Your Price: $2.99 for both wipes & 12-pk.

Scotch Brite Bathroom Solutions: $1.99 - $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon (no print limit)
Your Price: $0.49 - $1.49

2 O-Cel-O Scrub Spounges 3ct: $2.49/each
Mega savings - $1.00
Use $0.75/2 printable coupon (no print limit)
Your Price: $1.49/each

Energizer 2ct.- 4ct. batteries: $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 Energizer batteries SS - 5/1
Your Price: $1.49

Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough: $2.49
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough - SS 4/10
Or use $1.00/1 printable coupon (print limit 2)
Your Price: $0.99

Kraft Mayo & Miracle Whip: $2.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 Kraft Mayo & Miracle Whip SS 4/10
Your Price: $1.49

2 Rozoni Pasta Garden Delight, Healthy Harvest, or Smart Taste: $1.49/each
Mega savings - $1.00
Use $1.00/1 printable coupon ( print limit 2 of each coupon)
Your Price: $0.49/each

Eggos: $2.29
Use $1.99 price adjusting Safeway Eggo Coupon from Wednesday Safeway newspaper ad
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/1 Fiber Plus Eggos RP - 4/17
Your Price: $0.49

Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice: $1.79
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.75/1 Uncle Ben's Whole Grain White Rice RP - 3/20
Your Price: $0.29

American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta:$0.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $0.55/1 American Beauty Quick Cook Pasta SS - 4/10
Your Price: $0.51 moneymaker!!!

Propel Zero Calorie Water: $0.99
Mega savings - $0.50
Use $1.00/2 Propel Zero Single Serve Bottles SS - 2/13

Michelinas Microwavable Entrees: $0.88
Mega savings - $0.50
Your Price: $0.38 
NO COUPON NEEDED! (great filler item)

Other Sale Items

Garnier Fructis Shampoo & Conditioner: $2.50
Use $1.00/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner RP - 5/1
Your Price: $1.50

Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste & Toothbrushes: $1.50
Use $1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste  RP - 4/17
Or Use $1.00/1 Aquafresh Kids Toothbrush  RP - 4/17
Your Price: $0.50 

2 Xtra Liquid Laundry Detergent 62.5 fl oz: $2.50/each
Use $1.00/2 Xtra Laundry Detergent SS - 5/1
Your Price: $2.00/ each

If you find any other great deals, please feel free to share it in the comments!! Hope you all have some great shopping trips!

CHEAP Kraft Cheese at Fry's

I just got back from Fry's on Lindsay and Broadway in Mesa. They have select varieties of Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese With A Touch of Philadelphia on managers special for only $0.99!!! No coupon needed! This is a great deal and will go fast. Managers specials are only specific to the stores they are found at. It usually means that they have a large supply they need to get rid of. If this Fry's is close to you, you have a great deal on your hands!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fresh and Easy Coupon 5/2 - 5/9

I just got a great $10 off of $50 Fresh and Easy coupon emailed to me! Remember, you can use it at Fry's AFTER all of your coupons and discounts. Ten dollars sure goes a long way when you are buying sale items even cheaper with coupons! You can use one per transaction, so if your purchase is going to add up to more than $100 after coupons and discounts, split it up into two transactions, use one coupon for each transaction, and end up paying around only $80! 
CLICK HERE to print yours out. 

Sweet Hersheys Candy Deal

I just went shopping at Frys and saw that they have a B2G1 free sale for Reese's candy bars. They also have their Wrigleys 5 gum marked down to $1.00 a piece. These deals are perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth!

Reese's Candy Bars: $0.79 + B2G1 FREE
Your Price: $0.79 for 3

Wrigleys 5 Gum: $1.00
Your Price: $0.50/ each

You will need to hurry if you want to catch these deals! New deals start every Wednesday, so you need to go today to get these sweets!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cheap John Frieda Hair Color

Would you like to sport a new look this summer? Right now there are two high value coupons for John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color! Here is how to get yourself this great deal at Target:

John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color: $11.99
Use $5.00/1 John Frieda Precision Hair Color  SS - 5/1
And $5.00/1 printable target coupon 
Your Price: $1.99

If you are already planning on going to Fry's for all of their awesome deals, you can grab this hair color there for only 38 cents more. I never like to spend extra money, but when you are a mom bringing your kids shopping, those few extra cents might just be worth it!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Savvy Tool - The Price List

When you first start out couponing, or you are trying to stock up on something you don't normally buy, it is hard to know when you really find a good sale. My favorite tool is the "Price List" made by Pinching Your Pennies. This price list includes a decent amount of items and along with "ok" prices and the super deal prices. For example, for deodorant, you will see 

         Antiperspirant/ Deodorant         $1.50     $1.00    <$.50

If you pay $1.50/ deodorant, you are getting a 3 star price. If you pay $1.00, you are getting a good deal, but it is only a 4 star price. Anything priced $0.50 and under is a 5 star deal worth stocking up on! The list can be found under the resources section of Mind you, this list does not have even close to everything on it, but its great for starting out. After a while, you will know the average price of most products. Which could really be useful if you ever end up on "The Price is Right" !

Walgreens Body Wash Freebie 5/1 - 5/7

Although Walgreens is not my favorite place to use coupons, I could not pass this awesome deal up. Free Right Guard body wash! This will make the man in your life very happy! Just be aware that most Walgreens will give you a pretty hard time about coupons. Just stick to your guns, and you should be ok! If all else fails...bring the store coupon policy with you!

Right Guard bodywash: B1G1 free
Use B1G1 free any right guard product RP - 5/1
Your Price: FREE when you buy 2!

Tip: I would avoid the Walgreens on Lindsay and Broadway. They only let me use one coupon, and gave me a really hard time about it. The Walgreens on Lindsay and McKellips was great!

Fry's Deals 4/27-5/3

I LOVE shopping at Frys! Every manufacturers coupon is worth a dollar, no matter what the face value is ( of course the coupons valued at over a dollar are redeemed at face value). Plus, they take competitors coupons! The list of competitors includes Safeway, Target, Bashas, Albertsons, Fresh and Easy...ect. 

Here are some amazing deals this week at Frys. You do not want to pass these up!!

Kellogg's Raisin Bran: $1.68
Use $0.70/1 printable coupon (print limit - 2)
Frys will double coupon to $1.00
Your price: $0.68 - Super steal!

*Check the back of your Kellogg's Raisin Bran boxes to see if they have the $1.00/2 coupon. If it does, you can go back and stock up on some more for $1.18 each. This is still a great price for Raisin Bran lovers!

Athenos Hummus: $1.00
Use B1G1 printable coupon (print limit - 2)
Your Price: $0.50

Ivory bar soap and bodywash: $1.00
Use $1.00/1 Ivory bar soap or bodywash P&G - 5/1
Your Price: FREE

Safeguard bar and liquid hand soap: $1.00
Use $1.00/1 safeguard bar or liquid hand soap P&G - 5/1
Your Price: FREE

Right Guard Deodorant: $1.00
Use B1G1 right guard product RP - 5/1
Your Price: $0.50

Reach Toothbrush: $1.00
Use $1.00/1 reach toothbrush SS - 4/17
Your Price: FREE

Beano To Go 12ct: $1.00
Your Price: FREE

Tip: The Fry's on Greenfield and Main had the largest stock of these items as of this Sunday morning. That location also has cute toy cars attached to the front of the grocery cart for the kiddos to ride in!