Monday, July 16, 2012

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Monday, March 1, 2010

The Beginning...

Perhaps you've heard of the phenomenon of coupon shopping that has really started gaining popularity since the downturn of the economy...or perhaps you haven't. Or, if you're like me, you've heard of it, but never really given it much consideration or never really paid attention. I had heard something about it back in February of '09, when I was attending an event with the kids and a lady was handing out flyers and newspapers telling people to come to her free class to learn how to save a ton of money on your grocery bill. I thought, "oh wow, that's cool," and then upon getting home, the paper got buried somewhere beneath everything else on the office desk and eventually wound up in the garbage. I just never really gave it a second thought.

Well, fast forward a couple of friend Mandy mentioned that a friend of ours had told her all about this system and Mandy was going to try it out. She was super excited about it. I was kind of hesitant, but Mandy sent me the info to check into it and immediately I was fascinated...and convinced. I definitely thought it was something I would love to try. So, I won't spend too much time getting into details of the system on this post (keep reading to learn more), but it's basically a system where you combine coupons that you get from the newspaper and online (or wherever really) with the in-store sales and specials and promos.

Now, one thing I have to say right this moment...when I first started out, it wound up being WAY more time consuming than I had anticipated and that almost overwhelmed me. When I was first reading the information from other various blogs, they made it seem so simple. So easy. So quick. You just kind of sit back and let the websites do the work for you. Well, in my case, I was running around like a mad woman to every store in town trying to score every single deal because it was like I thought it would NEVER happen again. I also planned every single trip down to every last little detail and was the most organized coupon shopper ever. Well, since then, as things became more second-nature, I have started shopping mainly at two stores (Albertsons and Walgreens) and I do not have to plan every trip with such detail. The math and lingo and process just comes naturally and I don't really have to think about it so much anymore. It just becomes a WAY OF LIFE. Seriously. So, the reason I'm saying all of this is I don't want you to lose hope! It IS a lot of work in the beginning to get started and it can all be so confusing...but, I have put countless hours into scouring the internet and reading all the different blogs and articles I can about the system. Hopefully, by my doing that, I can now share everything I've learned with the readers of my blog and cut out some of that middle part (scouring the web for countless hours) for YOU! 

I have just really put a lot of time into it, but the thing is....I ENJOY IT! I absolutely LOVE it! It's truly become a hobby for me. When you think about's pretty much like a part-time job....I am getting "paid" to do this with the money we are saving on groceries. In fact, with three kids I would have to put into daycare, I am probably making MORE this way, and it's a job that I love. It's exciting, fun, challenging, stimulating, and, though it can be hard work, you get to see the results pretty much immediately, which makes it very rewarding. Again, you can put as much or as little time and effort as you want into this and still save a lot of money. As with anything, the more you put in, the more you will get out...but don't feel like you can't save money because you don't have a ton of time to devote to this! Start small and see where it takes you! Even if you save $10 a month...that's $10 a month! With my'll learn how far $10 can take you!! :)

There are a few blogs that are my favorite and that I check daily (sometimes many times daily) as there are always new posts alerting us of all the current and new deals and match-ups with area stores (You can see them listed on my right sidebar under "My Fave Sites"). (My darling husband even just showed me how I can use Viigo with my blackberry and it will automatically update me when a new blog is posted on any of the blogs I am subscribed to so that I will never miss ANYthing. (If you have a BlackBerry and want instant blog updates sent right to your smartphone, click HERE for a tutorial on how to set this up) 

So where DO you begin? Well, I'm going to do my best to explain the system and get you started. There are many blogs out there that provide a wealth of information. One thing to note here is that not everyone uses the SAME system. This can be both helpful and not-so-helpful, at times. It's a plus because you can get to learn about the different ways to do it and decide which one works best for you or you can also take a little from each system and kind of tailor it to your own needs. It can also be a negative, though, because it can really start to make things a bit confusing trying to keep it straight! Really, you just have to read around and try to figure out what's going to work for you.

Really, the more time and effort you put into it, the more money you will save, but if you want to do the bare minimum...there's still a ton of savings out there for you! If you decide to go a different route, there will still be plenty of tips here you will find helpful. :) I used to maintain this blog daily and keep it updated with weekly matchups to various stores and weekly menu planning and lots more, but it proved to be too time consuming and it took away time to spend with my kiddos. So, I have decided to discontinue that part of the blog (read more about it on the post below this one). Now I just leave this blog up as an educational tool for others who are interested in learning more.

There are many other blogs out there with coupon matchups for other stores. A few that I really love are AThriftyMom, FabulesslyFrugal, and Discount Queens. These have great local information. If you are not from Idaho, I still have some great info for you! You can also go HERE to find blogs for your local area!

Not quite convinced or a little skeptical? Click HERE to see an example of the money you could be saving. Click HERE to go to the next step in becoming a successful coupon shopper!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Forced to take a step back and re-evaluate...

This could be a lengthy post, so grab a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, whatever you wish and get comfy. Lol. I don't really even know where to start this, but basically I want to be totally upfront and honest with my readers and keep you in the loop...

When I first started this blog, it was simply a way to keep a record of how much I was saving and basically show my friends and family what I was doing. From there I got questions and started answering them and I decided to turn it into a way to show others (my friends and family) how to do what I was doing and save their families some money. From there I really started getting into it. I started blogging daily and broadening the types of deals I passed on.

In the last couple of months it has really grown! I revamped my blog, which I'm still changing almost daily. I started getting a lot of new readers and even started a Facebook fan page. I also became an affiliate with a few companies in order to start generating a little bit of income to sponsor some more giveaways. Basically I get a little kick back for referring people to places like, Amazon, and other offers like the ones found HERE. I wasn't doing it to get rich or anything...I mean, I get like $.03 every time someone prints a coupon. Lol. I was mostly just wanted to be able to sponsor some great giveaways in the future and was just kind of going with the flow of everything.

Well, then the blog kind of started to take off. I became "bloggy" friends with other coupon blog owners and have done some guest posting on other sites, which increased my number of readers. I started getting comments and emails from people living all over, like Colorado, Oregon, Washington, California, Florida, Alabama, you name it! It really is SOOOO cool to be reaching so many and helping so many! I just truly do enjoy it a lot and love being able to have an impact on people and save them money. It's a most wonderful feeling! And it's exciting! There's just so much to love about it!

However, it DOES take up a lot of my time. I probably spend about three complete hours (spread throughout the day) on an average day finding deals, sharing deals, posting deals, answering emails, responding to comments, updating my Facebook pages, etc. (I don't know how all of those other blogs do it! No wonder a lot of them have more than one author! Lol) I recently started branching out my affiliations with companies (like the ones you see advertised in my sidebars) and my revenue started increasing. That was exciting too! I can get PAID to do something I truly love and also get to benefit so many others? The concept is still fascinating to me!

So, when I was contacted this morning by a Boise business owner asking about an affiliation opportunity where I could advertise awesome discounts for local businesses and get some type of referral kick back, I was totally excited! Opportunities were arising and I am slowly getting Ali's Coupon Adventures out there! It just means a lot to know that my little ol' blog has really become something more.

However, upon talking to my husband about this opportunity this morning, he said some things that really made me stop in my tracks and got me thinking and re-evaluating things. First of all, I didn't start this blog to make money in any way. He wondered if maybe I was getting away from my roots and core beliefs. I countered with the fact that things have just evolved naturally and that any money I am making has been up to this point solely for putting right back into my site (such as sponsoring giveaways) and that even non-profit companies have to fund themselves. I spend a lot of time blogging and sharing things with my readers. I am not planning on making a living out of it, but it's nice to get a little in return for all of my efforts! Plus, I have to admit that it would feel good to be able to contribute to my family's income.

He said he understood, but, again, questioned whether I was getting away from what truly mattered...helping others as a sort of "charity" if you will or service to be offered to others and more importantly, being a stay-at-home mommy of our three children and spending quality time with them. At that I have to admit that blogging takes away some precious time I have with my children, however, I again had a counter to that, thinking that I am not only doing something that I've grown to love, helping others, and now making a LITTLE income for my family, but I still get to STAY AT HOME with my kids! It seemed like a win-win. I feel like I've done a pretty good job at balancing my blog and family. On the weekends you generally see little, if any, posting done because my husband travels during the week and is only home on weekends most times, so that's our main time to spend together as a family and that's where my focus is. During the week I try to get the majority of my blogging for the day done in the mornings while the kids are eating breakfast and starting their day, then again during my toddler's nap times. Then throughout the day I will do quick posts here and there for time-sensitive deals or things I'm really excited about. At night, after the kids are all in bed, I will spend about a half hour or so catching up on things.

The more I have been thinking about it, though, I am forced to step back and ask the question...where is this going? Do I want to scale back and make this blog more of a hobby like it used to be? Simply sharing my experiences and helping to teach others how to use this system to save their families money? Or do I want to continue devoting so much time to it and continue to make something out of it. Again, I REALLY do love doing it. I want to be able to continue, but feel like I am at a crossroads. I'm not sure which way to go. I long can I keep this up? How long before I feel like I missed out on so many important moments with my children because I was busy at the computer...?

Where am I even going with all of this and WHY on earth am I telling you this?? Well, I mostly just needed to vent. I also want to disclose everything and be honest with everyone. I am not here to make money. I pass on deals that I think are beneficial or worth your time and effort. If they happen to generate a small amount of income for me, great. That's an added bonus. Icing on the cake. But do I continue to grow myself and my site or do I scale back and focus on other, more important things? How do I find a good balance? Maybe it comes down to simply creating a schedule for myself, much like I would have if I had a "real" job. Lol. Say, I spend one hour in the morning, one at night. Period. That way I am not taking time away from my kids during the day. I don't know how well I would stick to it, though...I'm not good at that sort of thing. :) Do I perhaps limit myself to a certain number of posts per day? Or maybe give myself a day off during the week? I just don't know...

Alright, I guess I'll wrap things up for now. Just know that things may change a little. I just have to decide what's best for me and my family. My husband, I know, will support me in whatever I decide to do, now it's just a matter of actually deciding!  Thanks for taking the time to read this super long post and let me share my thoughts...continue on with your Friday and have a super weekend!

Giveaway -- $20 Walgreens gift card! *UPDATE*

Hi everyone...thanks SOOOO much to everyone who took the time to enter the giveaway...however, as you know, I've decided to say goodbye to Ali's Coupon Adventures (read more HERE) and therefore will be discontinuing the giveaway. I am so sorry to have to do it, but it's just something I needed to do. Thanks again, and my apologies! :(

I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway for one of my absolute favorite places to shop. I know there are a lot of you out there who are Walgreens shopping pros and others who have yet to stretch their couponing prowess to this most fabulous store. Either way, it's amazing how far $20 can go at Walgreens! You can OFTEN get FREE items and even make money on purchases at Walgreens, by using their Register Rewards to your advantage! Not sure what a Register Reward is or what to do with it? You can learn everything you need to know on my Walgreens 101 post. I will show you how to make the most of your money there and each week I will show you the deals to score on my weekly Walgreens posts.

If you have been hesitant to get started shopping at Walgreens, now is your chance! If you are already familiar with Walgreens, well, then you REALLY know how far this $20 can go! Either way, if you work it right and make the most of it, you may never have to pay out-of-pocket at Walgreens again as long as you roll your Register Rewards!

Ok, so here's how to have up to six chances to win! You can choose any one way or do up to all six to get six entries! Be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment on THIS post for EACH entry for it to count!

1.) Leave me a comment letting me know if you currently coupon shop at Walgreens or if you have yet to start.

2.) Become a follower of Ali's Coupon Adventures and leave me a comment letting me know. (If you're already a follower, let me know and you get an entry, too)

3.) Become a fan of Ali's Coupon Adventures on Facebook, then leave me a comment letting me know. (If you're already a fan, let me know and you get an entry, too)

4.) Follow Ali's Coupon Adventures on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know. (if you're already a follower, you get an entry, too)

5.) Become a subscriber via rss or via email by filling out the form on the top of my right side bar, then leave a comment letting me know. (yep, if you're already subscribed, you get an entry, too)

6.) Blog about this giveaway, then come back and leave a comment with a link (to the actual post, not your home page)

There you go! SIX different ways to enter! The giveaway will end Monday, February 22nd at 11:59pm MTS. The winner will be selected using a random number generator and announced on Tuesday, February 23rd. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. This is NOT a requirement, but I would LOVE to see pictures and details of how the winner uses their $20 gift card and the savings they have!

*Back to Basics--Internet Printables*

Just wanted to revisit an old post for any new readers--

*Internet Printables 101*

Newspapers are a great source for coupons, but definitely not the only one! There are tons of coupons to be found online, called "printables" or "IP's." One of the main resources for online coupons is (which you can access all coupons easily through the bar on my sidebar). The first time you go to print coupons from (and some other sites that have their own coupon printing program) you will have to install a small coupon printing software program on your computer (which will give you the instructions to do so) in order to print. It does this so that it can limit the number of coupons printed to two per computer. They limit this so that people cannot just go print off a gazillion of a certain coupon. There are some coupons that you can only print once and occasionally even ones you can print more than twice. If you have access to multiple computers, then you can get even more great coupons.

Your initial thought is probably "that's sure a lot of paper and ink to print am I really saving money?" Well, if you use up all of your color ink and good paper to do it, then it might not be worth it. The very first thing you should do is change your printer defaults when you're getting ready to print coupons. Set it to the lowest quality setting (by going to your "control panel" and going into your printer settings) and change it to black & white. Stores will still accept the coupons if they're black & white. No need to waste color ink on them! You can also switch to your lower quality print settings, so instead of printing with the "best photo" setting, change it to "text" or "draft" or whatever your low setting is. (Don't forget to change your settings back if you need to print something else!) Also, I bought some of the cheapest printer paper I could find ($.01 at Staples) and use it strictly for printing coupons. I save the thicker, more expensive stuff, for other things. So by doing those three things, you are cutting WAY back on what it will cost to print your coupons.

Also, you don't have to print EVERY coupon that you come across! You'll start to notice that a lot of the coupons you can find online are the same ones that are in your Sunday papers. As long as you're getting your multiple Sunday papers, you don't really need to print off those same printables, unless you want to get even more of a particular item. There are exceptions, though, as sometimes you can find internet printable coupons for a much higher value than the ones in the paper.

Another thing, when I first started this system, I made the huge mistake of going to and printing off every single one of the coupons I thought I would use. Well, needless to say I didn't use but maybe half of them, as they expired before I had a chance. I have noticed that when I print coupons off, they usually expire 1 month from the date you print them (though this is not always the case...unfortunately you can't tell until you print them, as it does not give an exp. date on the website). So, unless they are a high-value coupon or one you would be sad to miss if it disappeared, don't print them until you actually need them. Otherwise, they will wind up expiring before that item ever goes on sale. And a lot of the coupons come back every month. There are times, however, that you will see an internet printable coupon that appears the same as the one you got in the paper, but check the coupon value because sometimes, even though you get a $.50/2 coupon in the paper, you will find a $1/1 coupon online for the same item!

At the beginning of every month the coupons reset on and you are able to print some of the same coupons again, as well as new coupons that have been posted. Throughout the month various new coupons will be released as well. There is one thing to mention here...some of the printable coupons have a limited quantity of how many can be printed. So, many of them are gone within the first few days to a week because the allotted number of coupons (say 10,000) has been reached and the coupon is pulled from the web. I would suggest that you plan on getting on the site the first week of the month and print off any of the higher value coupons that you want before they reach their limit and are gone. As you get more familiar with the site and with couponing, you will start to learn which coupons come back every month, which ones are always in the newspaper any way (so you don't need to print them) and which ones get snagged quickly and that you need to print as soon as possible. I am still learning these things....

There are also other places to snag online coupons, such as SmartSource, Redplum, or through Also, usually, even if you find the same coupon on each can print it twice from EACH link! So that can be pretty helpful sometimes if you need more of a particular coupon, but don't have access to another computer. Target also offers printable coupons from their website. These are actually Target store coupons, though, and can be stacked with manufacturer coupons for the same item! Go HERE to see the available Target coupons.

In addition to those sites, there are other places to snag great coupons. There are tons of coupons to be found at company websites. Sometimes you have to sign up with the website to get the coupons or freebies, so I suggest creating a 2nd email account, such as a gmail, yahoo, or hotmail account, that you use strictly for signing up for coupons, freebies, or online offers. Go HERE to learn more about signing up for online offers. After you create your coupon email account, take full advantage of signing up for free offers and coupons! They're EVERYwhere! I have already received great coupons and tons of free samples in the mail by signing up for stuff. The "brick" coupons you usually find through websites and blogs can be printed twice also by selecting "print," then after it's done printing, click your browser's back button (sometimes you have to click it three times if you're using internet explorer). It will automatically print again. Some "brick" coupons only allow you to print once.


I do not know a whole lot in the way of troubleshooting your printing problems, but here are just a couple of the main things I can think of that you should know...

*If you select print and you simply get a "Please wait..." or it just sits on a blank page and nothing happens, that is probably because the page was intended for a different internet browser than you are using. So, if you happen to be using Firefox when this happens, try opening up the link in Internet Explorer and see if that fixes the problem and vice versa.

*Make sure you are hooked up to a printer BEFORE clicking "print coupon" because they will automatically start printing. Though, even if you aren't hooked up, they should go sit and wait in your printer tray until you do make the connection, but better safe than sorry!

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I'll do my best to answer!

Keep an eye out!

Don't forget to keep an eye out for these when shopping at Albertsons...

They are little surveys that print out at the bottom of your receipt sometimes. If you complete them you will be given a validation code and you can redeem the receipt for $2 off a future visit! A lot of times the checker will point it out to you if you get one, but sometimes they don't notice, so just be sure to keep an eye out and don't throw them away on accident! You have 7 days to phone in for the survey or you lose it!

$.75/1 Nature's Own Bagels coupon + more!

Now that I'm looking, I see there are actually a couple of new coupons available at

$.75/1 Nature's Own thin-sliced bagels!
$.75/1 any Francisco International Bread
$2/1 Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Pro Gravity Defying Cream
$1/1 any Old Wisconsin product
$5/1 any GREENIES canine dental chew 12oz bag (Redeem only at pet specialty stores)
$1/1 any jar Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber Preserves & Jellies

High-value $1.50 off Vaseline Sheer Infusion coupon! has released yet another high-value coupon!

$1.50/1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion

There is also a Target coupon for $1/1 that you can stack with it to score a great deal when paired with a sale! 

Thanks Hip2Save!

GREAT MAGAZINE DEALS--Taste of Home, Parents, and Weight Watchers!

Best Deals Magazines has three great offers available!

1 year of Taste of Home for $3.75 with the code WKLYSPEC at checkout
1 year of Weight Watchers for $3.75 with the code WKLYSPEC at checkout
1 year of Parents for $3.75 with the code WKLYSPEC at checkout

PLUS, if you go through ShopAtHome, you get 15% cash back! Talk about a great deal on magazines! PLUS, if you're a new member to ShopAtHome, you'll get a $5 sign up bonus just for registering! New to ShopAtHome? It works a lot like Ebates, which you've heard me talk about. You use it as a portal for your online shopping to get CASH BACK on your purchases! There's no catch. Simply sign up and start earning cash back. :) Once you're logged in or signed up, just search for "Best Deal Magazines" and you'll find your portal to earn 15% cash back!

Thanks Couponing To Disney!

Retail Coupon Roundup

It's Friday! That means the weekend is here! That also means that many will be headed out shopping this weekend, so here I list all of the available retail coupons you can print and take with you to help save some moolah!

:BABIES R' US: They have the "Great Trade-in" event going on now through Feb. 20. (Last weekend)

:BARNES & NOBLE: 15% off any one item. Exp. 2/28. (For members only)

:BATH & BODY WORKS:  FREE Signature Collection body care item with a $10 purchase, up to a $12 value! (Exp. 2/21). Or use code LOVESC online. You can also still use this coupon for FREE anti-bacterial soap with any $10 purchase, up to a $5 value. Exp. 2/21. Or use code TENAB online. FREE Signature Collection travel size item with ANY purchase. Exp. 2/24. Or use code 1626 online.

:BIG LOTS: 20% off your purchase! Valid Sunday, 2/21, ONLY, from 5pm-9pm.

 :BORDERS: FREE small brewed tea or coffee! (Must be a Borders Rewards Perks member, but you can sign up for free HERE) Exp. 2/21.

:CARTERS: 20% off your purchase of $50 or more. Exp. 2/24. 

:THE CHILDREN'S PLACE: 15% off your purchase. Exp. 3/16.

:COACH FACTORY STORE: 20% off your purchase! Exp. 2/21. (Yes, I went to the Coach Factory store while in Vegas last weekend, and would you believe that I found NOTHING that I wanted?? I was so bummed...:( Oh well, saved myself even more money than the coupon, I suppose.)

:FAMOUS FOOTWEAR: 20% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE (some exclusions apply). Exp 2/27. 

:HOBBY LOBBY: 40% off one regular priced item. Exp. 2/20. 

:MICHAELS: 40% off any one regular price item. Exp. 2/20.

:JCPENNY: 15% off purchase (exp. 3/02). OR $10 off $25 or more purchase. Exp. 2/27. OR JCPenney Salon purchase coupons. Exp. 2/18

:JOANN FABRICS: WOW! 20% off your entire purchase! Includes sale items! Exp. 2/26. Or there's 40% off one regular priced item. Exp. 2/20.

:OSHKOSH BGOSH: 20% off your purchase of $50 or more. Exp. 2/24.

:PAYLESS: 15% off your purchase, Exp. 2/28

:SPORTS AUTHORITY: $10 off $50 or more. Exp. 2/21.

:ULTA: 20% off ANY one item! Exp. 2/26.

And, in case you plan to head out and eat this weekend while you're out shopping, be sure to stop by to pick up your $25 gift certificates for just $3 with coupon code ENJOY! Just type in your zipcode and find local restaurants near you! Remember, that these sometimes come with restrictions such as what days/times you can/can't use them and you will have to have a minimum purchase (what a good excuse to get an appetizer!), so be sure to read the fine print! Otherwise, these are totally awesome and I've used them many times! It's like buying $25 for only $3! You just print them up right after purchase and take them with you so there's no waiting for a coupon in the mail!

You can also use these printable coupons to go grab a bite:

:ORANGE JULIUS: Buy One Get One FREE Premium or Light fruit smoothie . Exp. 2/25

:SOUPER SALAD: $5.99 Lunch or Dinner buffet, good for up to 4 people. Exp. 3/3. Only for Souper Fresh Club (SFC) members, but you can sign up HERE for free.

:QUIZNOS: FREE sub when you purchase a sub and a regular fountain drink and $1 off any choice 2 combo. Exp. 2/21. (Thanks Hip2Save)

If you know of a coupon or deal that I missed, feel free to add it in the comments section!

Thanks Mommy Saves Big for a lot of these! 

Childrens Place--15% off your purchase!

The Children's Place

Woohoo! The Children's Place just came out with a new Spring Pass coupon! You can get 15% off your purchase through 3/16!  Just click the photo above to print. These DO have a print limit, though, so if you even think you MIGHT use it between now and then, be sure to print it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

FREE Yo Baby meals at Walmart!

Here's a great freebie you can score at Walmart! Just go to the Stoneyfield's website HERE and register. Then, you can go HERE and print a coupon for $1 off ANY Yo Baby yogurt or meal! After you register, it may tell you you've reached your print limit, but try hitting your back button on your browser and it will probably print. You can actually print this coupon up to 5 times by hitting your back button!!  (You may have to log in each time)

Now, take that coupon to Walmart and find these:

You can use these to buy the individual 3 in 1 Yo Baby Meals rumored to be just $1 each at Walmart! Hurry and print these before they're gone!

Thanks Discount Queens!

I got my Big Fat Check!

Have you joined Ebates yet? I have told you all about this wonderful program where you get PAID to shop (details HERE), but many have asked..."What's the catch?" My answer has been that there isn't one...and now I can prove it! Look what came in the mail yesterday!


I got my BIG FAT CHECK! You get paid out every quarter (every three months) and this quarter I got $21.56 cash back on my online purchases! All it takes is heading to Ebates first before doing any online shopping! Plus, if you're a new member, you get a $5 bonus just for signing up! So what are you waiting for? Head to Ebates now and sign up! Or check out my Ebates page HERE for all of the details about this awesome cash back program! This is a great program whether you shop a lot online or even just once in a great while. Hey, a dollar back is a dollar back, right?

FREE subscription to Family Circle magazine!

*UPDATE* Deal is DEAD! :( Hope you got yours!

Mercury Magazines is offering up a new magazine freebie! Just go HERE and fill out some info about yourself to see if you qualify to snag a FREE subscription to Family Circle magazine! (Use your coupon/freebie email address.) I have been getting this magazine for free courtesy of Mercury Magazines for almost a year now and have come to really love it! Mercury Magazines is totally legit and they will not ask you for any credit card info and you won't be charged a penny. You must qualify, but I've never not qualified for a magazine deal they had available, so I'm not sure what their criteria is. Lol. Also, if you're already subscribed, you can still snag this deal and then in a couple of days, call their customer service and ask them to combine and extend your subscription! Super easy. :)

Hurry! These don't last long!

Thanks Hip2Save!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Albertsons 2/17-2/23

HERE is this week's printable shopping list for Idaho from PYP. Not sure what to do with this list? Check out my tutorial HERE.

Arizona List
California List
Washington List
Utah List
Nevada List about a S-L-O-W week at Albertsons! There are really only a couple of things worth mentioning...

Saturday ONLY - FREE 2-liter Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry with in store coupon. There will probably be a limit of one per person per day on this, but it will be up to each store on it's own to decide so YMMV.

Russett potatoes 10lb bag - $.99

Pork- Shoulder Country style Ribs, Bone-in max pk - $.99/lb (Great price!)

Albertsons American Singles, 8oz select varieties - $1.00

Albertsons Chunk Cheese, 8oz Select varieties - $1.00

Albertsons Shredded Cheese, 6-8oz, Select varieties - $1.00 (I like to stock up on the Italian blend at this price. Just throw what you can't use right away into the freezer!)

Yoplait Light or Thick and Creamy Yogurt, 6oz Select varieties. (Limit 12) - $.39 with in-ad coupon
 Use $.75/4 any brand (Idaho & Utah only) if you printed this out previously, no longer available to print.
Final cost $.20/ea

Campbells Soup at Hand, 10.75oz select varieties - $1.00
Use $.50/1 (SS 1/10)
Final cost $.50

That's it! Can you believe it? Enjoy a much needed (for me, any way) couponing break this week!

Walgreens--Excedrin money maker next week!

You will want to head over to and print the $2/1 Excedrin coupon! There's an upcoming deal STARTING 2/21 (so don't go running out to try it right now, lol) that will turn using that coupon into a nice little money maker!

Buy Excedrin Menstrual Complete (20-24 ct.), $2.50, get 2RR
Use $2/1 Excedrin
Pay $.50
Get back $2RR
Final Cost $1.50 money-maker!

You can also get the regular Excedrin for $0.50:

Buy Excedrin (20-24 ct.), $2.50
Use $2/1 Excedrin
Final cost $.50!

Remember, you can print the coupon twice per computer!

Thanks DealSeekingMom!

McDonalds--Buy One Get One FREE Beverages!

Hip2Save lets us know about an awesome new promotion McDonalds has going on for a limited time (no ending specified), called "Refreshment Recess." Monday-Friday from 2pm-5pm you can get "buy one get one FREE" beverages! This includes ALL drinks and you can mix and match (equal or lesser drink is free)! Sweet tea here I come! :)

This is only available at participating locations, so you'll want to call your location and make sure they're participating.

Thanks Hip2Save!

$1.50/1 Right Guard Total Defense 5!

Head on over HERE to print a coupon valid for $1.50 off any New Right Guard Total Defense 5! (You'll find the link in the lower right) After printing, I see that this does NOT exclude travel size, so if you happen to find it in the travel section, that would be awesome! Otherwise, there tend to be great sales to promote new products, so we should see a matchup soon to score a great deal!

Thanks A Thrifty Mom!

Also, you can still get the $2/2 any Right Guard products coupon.