Friday, May 30, 2008

Giant Eagle Specials 5/29-6/4

Here are the weekly specials from Marcy at Stretching A Buck.

I was able to do the P&G deal again- this time I bought $10 of Dawn and Mr. Clean products and got another $5 catalina back. I spent my other $5 catalina this week. The only thing I found out is you can only "spend" one P&G catalina per transaction. Not a fantastic grocery trip this week but I spent $62- which is better than last week! One negative about saving money on groceries is less fuel perks to use though.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Unadvertised Giant Eagle Deal

I stumbled upon an unadvertised deal at Giant Eagle last week and now I have the details. Buy $10 worth of participating P&G items and get a $5 catalina back OYNO. The items are Swiffer, Mr. Clean, Cascade, Dawn and Febreze. There have been many coupons in the P&G insert for these items and also in the P&G Home Made Simple booklet. Also Swiffer products usually have a coupon inside the box.

I bought 1 Swiffer dry refill @$3.99, 1 Swiffer wet refill @$3.99 and 1 Swiffer duster @$3.99 and got $5 back. I had $1 off coupon for each. So I spent $9 OOP and got a $5 catalina back.

The deal runs through the end of June but is not in the GE ad.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. We just got back from a trip to the Zoo. I did a little grocery shopping on Friday night at Giant Eagle and some how managed to get two catalina's for $3 and $5 and I'm not sure how since I did not research the deals this week! I was out of town for two days and just didn't have time. I did not do any CVS shopping this weekend either as I did not see anything I needed in the ad. I made a visit to a Super Wal-Mart for the first time yesterday. I think I might give up my Sam's club membership after seeing the store. Some of the prices are very good without having to buy in bulk. Lastly, we made a trip to the Step 2 factory store in order to get my daughter a Step 2 "playhouse" actually it is a gazebo and it was marked $100 off this weekend. So that will be her birthday present from us.

P.S. I also hit my first garage sale of the season yesterday and scored a Step 2 toy box in great shape for $8.

Monday, May 19, 2008

CVS week 5/18 and other stuff

This week is not too good at CVS. I might not even go shopping. Not very many ECB deals to be made.

$3 ECB wyb 4-12 pkCoke/Diet Coke 4/$12 (limit 1) I already bought Coke last week
$7 ECB wyb 2 Banana Boat Sun Care products (limit 1) would be a good deal w/coupons
$2 ECB wyb 2 Right Guard or SoftnDry 2/$6 (limit 1) coupon in this Sunday paper
$3.99 ECB wyb 1 Colgate 360 toothbrush $3.99 (limit 1) the only freebie I see- $1 off coupon from paper
$3 ECB wyb Schick Quattro for Women $9.49 (limit 1) $4 off coupon from paper
$10 ECB wyb CVS brand one-time-use Video Camcorder ($29.99) we bought one of these once for a special event and we really liked it- you could also use $2/$10 CVS coupon
$1 ECB wyb Dial, Tone or Coast soap bars $1.99 (limit 1) 30 cents off coupon from paper
$1 ECB wyb Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner (limit 2) $2 off coupon from paper
$1 ECB wyb Oral-B or Crest $1.99 (limit 5) multiple coupons from last P&G insert
$3 ECB wyb Miralax laxative $20.99 (limit 1) $2 off online printable coupon

I haven't had time to check out the Walgreens ad- but I have a $25 gift card burning a hole in my pocket!

Yesterday instead of going to CVS like I normally do- I went to the bread outlet and got a loaf of Wonder whole grain bread for 89 cents! Then I went to the health food market and got some turkey breast for sandwiches for $4.89 lb and they had apples for $1.29 lb!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Coke/Diet Coke at CVS

I just paid $1.65 plus tax per 12 pk of Coke/Diet Coke at CVS. (That's just about 14 cents a can!) Here's how I did it:

Coke/Diet Coke 12 pks on sale for 4/$11 plus get one free
That comes to 5 pks for $11
I had a voucher for a free 12 pk from mycokerewards
Spent $8.25 for 5- 12 pks= $1.65 per 12 pk plus tax

That should last us at least a month!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Giant Eagle week 5/15-5/21

Once again, not the best week for Giant Eagle. But here are a few deals. I will probably not be buying much.

Maxwell House Coffees $5.99: $1.00 coupon
Coke or Sprite 12 packs 4 /$12 with $2 off instantly when you buy 4
Bush's Best Grillin' Beans 3 /$3.99: $1.00 coupon
Jell-O 10/$10: $0.50 coupon
French's Spicy Brown or Classic Mustard 10/$10: $0.50 coupon
Nature Valley Roasted Nut Bars 4/$10: $0.50 coupon
Thomas' Value Pack of English Muffins: BOGO
Kahn's Franks: BOGO
Purex ultra conc liquid Laundry 2 /$5: $1.00 coupon

Smithfield Lean Generation Ham $4.99 lb
Gatorade 10/$10
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Pop Tarts 4/$7
Heinz Ketchup 5/$10
GE whipped topping 10/$10
Hefty plates of cups 2/$4 plus $1 off instantly
GE Apple juice 5/$10
Kraft mac & chees or Easy cups 10/$10
McCormick Grill mates 10/$10
GE canned tomatoes 5/$3
Pork shoulder western ribs $1.89 lb
Chicken thighs $1.09 lb
Muir Glen tomatoes 2/$3
Simply Orange OJ 3/$9
GE frozen veg blends 3/$4.98
Sweet Corn cob 5/$2

$3 OYNSO wyb $10
Reddi Wip 3/$7: $0.55 coupon
Swiss Miss 6pk 2/$4
PAM $3.29
Guldens Spicy Brown 3/$5
Hebrew National Franks 2/$6: $0.75 coupon

$4 OYNSO wyb $10
Vlasic Pickles 5/$10 - $1 printable
Vlasic Relish 10/$10 - $1 printable
McCormick Grill Mates 5/$10: $0.25 mfc
Open Pit BBQ 10/$10

$5 OYNSO wyb $15
Lipton Side Dishes 10/$10: $0.75 coupon
Hellmans 30oz 2/$6: $0.50 coupon
Breyers fruit bars 3/$10
Fud/Popsicle 3/$10
Mrs. Fields ice cream sand 3/$10
Wishbone Bountiful Dressing 2/$4 : $1.25 coupon
Lawrys Marinade 2/$4: $0.50 coupon
Suave Professions or Mens 2/$3: $0.50 coupon
Skippy 5/$10

Band Aids 2/$3.00: $0.50 coupon
Pert Plus $2/$5.00: $1.00 coupon
Bar S Hot Dogs 4/$5.00: $.25 printable
Keebler cookies 5/$10: $0.55 coupon

Sunday, May 11, 2008

CVS deals week 5/11

Happy Mother's Day! Here are the CVS deals I did this week. Not a great week for getting ECB back, but since I had some to spend from two weeks ago, I stocked up on diapers.

3 Huggies supreme diapers @ $8.99 ea
used 3- $1 off coupons from the paper
2 Huggies natural care wipes @ $1.99 ea
used 2- 50 cent off coupons from the paper
1 Colgate advanced whitening toothpaste 4 oz @ $2.99 ea
used $1.50 online coupon from Colgate- get $2 ECB
1 Schick Intuition Plus razor @ $8.88 ea
used $4 off coupon from paper- get $6 ECB
1 Chapstick naturals @ $2.99 ea- get $1 ECB
(no coupon but I really needed a Chapstick)

spent $20.94 ECB and $10 pharmacy gift card
OOP cost $11.17
ECB received back $19
($10 ECB was from doing a survey)
I also got a $1 off coupon for Huggies wipes inside each pack of wipes
not the best week for OOP but I got stuff I really needed
I will also get $5 back from a Huggies rebate.

One free 5x7 or 8x10 photo print from CVS, use code ENLARGE.

Friday, May 9, 2008

True Lemon

I got my samples of True Lemon in the mail. I really like the True Lime the best. I put it in some Mexi-chicken I was making- yummy! Here are some True Lime recipes. Get you own free sample here.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Giant Eagle deals 5/8-5/14

The Giant Eagle deals are not too good this week. Here are a few things I am buying:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts BOGO
Pepsi 12 pk 4/$11
Stonyfield yogurt 2/$5 ($1 coupon)
Yoplait yogurt 20/$10 (25 cents off 2 coupon)
Special K bars 4/$10
Poptarts 4/$10
GE pudding 4 pk 10/$10
Buy 3 Pilsbury get 1 crescent rolls free (multiple coupons)
GE white bread 89 cents
Jif peanut butter 2/$4
Powerade 10/$10
Florida Natural OJ 3/$9
Blue Bonnet margerine 5/$4
GE frozen veggies 10/$10
Schick Intuition razor $7.99 ($4 coupon)
Oranges 2/$1

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Walgreens week 5/4-5/10

I don't usually shop Walgreens because I just don't have good luck there, but I might stop by this week. I have $27.43 rebate gift card coming. If it comes in time there are a few things I need. In the Walgreens ad there is a P&G Super Coupon on the back page- save up to $3 on P&G items (50 cents off each item limit 6).

Tide laundry detergent $5.49- 0.50= $4.99 (35 cent coupon from P&G insert)
Bounty paper towel 3 pk $3.49- 0.50- $2.99 (25 cent coupon from P&G insert)
Dawn dish liquid $1.29- 0.50= $0.79
Charmin toilet paper 6 pk $3.49- 0.50= $2.99 (25 cent coupon from P&G insert)
Herbal Essences/Aussie shampoo $3.49- 0.50= $2.99 ($1 or $2 off coupon P&G insert)
Folgers Coffee 13 oz $2.49- 0.50= $1.99 (25 cent coupon from P&G insert)

Also on sale
Huggies pull-ups $9.49 ($2 online coupon)
Zyrtec allergy 5 ct $5.49 ($3 coupon found by pharmacy counter)

Anyone find a Dawn dish liquid coupon? I didn't get one in my P&G insert.

Wednesday May 7 only free 8X10 photo, order online with code 4MOM.

Friday, May 2, 2008

CVS shopping trip

I don't usually shop CVS on Friday- but I made an extra trip today for the new May Extra Value Book deals. Here's what I bought today:

3 Colgate 360 toothbrush @ $3.99= $11.97
3 Aquafresh Extreme Clean @ $2.99= $8.97
3 CVS Allergy Relief 5 ct @ $3.79= $11.37
1 Fixodent 1.4oz @ $3.79 (for grandpa)
1 Johnson Buddy Bar @ 0.99
1 candy bar @ 0.79
Sub total= $37.88

Coupons used
$4 off $20 from CVS email
$2 off $10 CVS brand
$1 off Johnsons
$1 off Colgate
$1 off Aquafresh
ECB spent $23.98

Total with tax OOP= $5.36 cash
ECB received back=$33.31

(I could have done a little better if I had printed more Colgate/Aquafresh coupons.)

Edit to add: I went to Giant Eagle later (see this post) and spent $64.74 and got $5 back.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It's May at CVS!

And I just got a lovely $4 off $20 coupon email in my inbox! Woohoo!

Here's some May ECB freebies to get started with:

CVS Allergy Relief 5ct $3.79
Get $3.79 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 3)

Aquafresh Toothpaste Advance White 6oz $2.99
Get $2.99 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 3)

(found online coupons from Aquafresh)

Adidas Antipersirant 2.8oz $4.99
Get $4.99 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 3)

Orapik Traveler Twin Pack $2.79
Get $2.70 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 3)

Tums Quik Pak 24 ct $4.69
Get 4.69 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 2)

(found online coupons from Tums but would not print!)

Colgate 360 Clean Toothbrush $3.99
Get $3.99 ECB- Free after ECB! (limit 3)

(found online coupons from Colgate)

Plus I have a $10 gift card from my Target coupon Rx transfer!

Deal Idea #1
Buy 3 CVS Allergy @3.79= $11.37
Use $2 off $10 CVS brand coupon
Spend $9.37 get $11.37 ECB

Deal Idea #2
Buy 3 Aquafresh toothpaste @2.99= 8.97
Buy 3 Colgate toothbrush @3.99= 11.97
Use 3- $1 Aquafresh coupons (online from Aquafresh)
Use 3- $1 Colgate coupons (online from Colgate)
Use $4 off $20 CVS coupon
Spend $10.97 get $20.94 ECB

Giant Eagle deals 5/1-5/7

Here are the deals from this week's Giant Eagle ad thanks to Marcy at Stetching A Buck.

Here's what I'm buying tomorrow (Friday night grocery shopping) :

Get $3 oyno when you buy $15
Lean cuisine 4/$10
Hot or Lean Pockets 5/$10 ($1 off 3 Q from paper)
Juicy Juice 2/$5

Get $2 oyno when you buy $10
Gatorade 10/$10
Tropicana OJ 4/$12
Quaker chewy granola bars 5/$10

Kellogg's Nutrigrain bars 4/$10 (75 cent Q tearpad)
Post Raisin Bran 5/$10 ($1 off online Q)
Kool-Aid Bursts 6pk 10/$10 (DD loves these)
DelGrosso Pasta Sauce 4/$5 (my fav brand)
Oscar Mayer franks BOGO
Oscar Mayer shaved lunchmeat 2/$6
Mission Tortillas 2/$5 (my fav brand)
Michelina's Entrees 10/$10
Softsoap 10/$10
Gala apples $1.59 lb
Duncan Hines cake mix 10/$10
Mott's single servce applesauce 5/$10
Pringles 10/$10
Valu Time paper towels 62 cents
Dannon Yogurt cups 10/$5
L'Oreal Kids shampoo BOGO
Ortega taco kits 4/$10 (75 cent/2 Q from paper)

Online 4x6 photo prints are 9 cents plus shipping

Again I should come in right around $60 after I get my $5 back