Monthly Archives: May 2013

Rite-aid Deals ~ week of 6/2/2013 (Oh YEAH, I’m going back!!)

Rite Aid

Rite Aid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh Rite-Aid…  Have you been missing me?  You’ve noticed I haven’t been in lately… and you are working on redeeming yourself… well good job…  I am coming in, Sunday AM – first thing…. Be ready for me!  There are FREE Garnier hair products (print the RA Q’s now!), super cheap body wash ($.13 each) and candy bars ($.34 each for the camping stash) mouthwash and Pads – SERIOUSLY, stock up on the pads when they are this deal… $.50 for Stayfree!!  PLUS there is the good chance you will get a Catalina Coupon making them a MONEYMAKER!!  I swear to goodness if I EVER see you paying $3.99 for a pack of Stayfree, I will beat you over the head with it!!  AND you know how I love to dig through people’s carts…  I have Pads until my daughter’s daughter hits menopause….  My husband says we have no danger of a basement flood because of my stash – LOL   (*I added Werthers just to even out my deals….)

 

Hey – see you at Rite-aid!!!!

 

Garnier Fructis Stylers – $3.33

-$3.00 Rite-Aid Facebook Coupons

AND – $1 Garnier Fructis Stylers Man. Coupon (6/2 RP)

= FREE! (Money Maker)

 

Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner – $2.99

-$2 garnier fructis hydra recharge rite aid coupon

OR -$2 garnier fructis volume extend rite aid coupon

AND -$1 Garnier shampoo, conditioner or treatment (06/02/13 RP)

= FREE!

 

Dove Body Wash – $3.50 (? Not sure of exact price)  AND:  BOGO 50% off

-(2) $1/1 man. Q from 5/19 RP * It was $5.99

AND -$1/1 Video Value Q (PRINT NOW before the new month!)

Get $2 UP wyb 2

= $.25 cents for two body washes, that’s only < $.13 each!!!  

 

Hershey’s, Mars or Nestle Single Serve Candy – 3/$2.00 (must buy 3)

Get $1 UP wyb 3 (limit 4)

= $1.00 for all 3 or only $.34 each!!

 

Colgate Optic White Mouthwash 8oz – $3.49

-$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash, 8 oz+ 06/02/2013 SS Insert (exp 06/29/2013)

Get $1 UP (limit 2)

= as low as $.49

 

Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash 16oz. – $4.99

– $2/1 Colgate Mouthwash, 8 oz+ 06/02/2013 SS Insert (exp 06/29/2013)

Get $2 UP (limit 2)

= $.99

 

Stayfree Maxis 14-24ct. – 2/$5 (must buy 2)

*(MAY generate a catalina  / Buy (2) and get $1.00, or buy (3) and get $2.00, or buy (4) or more and get $3.00 off your next order. All items must be purchased in one shopping order.  Keep posted) * NO Catalina, BUT it was part of the Buy $20 Get $5 UP from Playtex

– $1/1 Stayfree 05/05/2013 SS Insert (exp 07/31/2013)

Or – $1/1 Stayfree o.b. 04/07/2013 RP Insert (exp 06/30/2013)

AND $2/2 Stayfree, Carefree or O.B. (in-ad coupon)

= $1.00 for both, or only $.50 each wyb 2 (even better if you get the catalina!!)

 

Werther’s Caramels – 2/$4 (must buy 2)

-$1/2 Werther’s Original Caramels 04/21/2013 SS Insert (exp 06/30/2013)

Get $1 UP wyb 2 (limit 4)

= $2.00 for both or only $1.00 each

 

OTHER Deals to look at:

 

Neutrogena – B1G1 50% and Spend $30, Get $10 UP!

Nature Made Vitamins – B1G1

Revlon – 40% off

Sally Hansen – B1G1 50% off

All Artificial Nails – Buy $10, Get $4

Physicians Formula – B1G1

Advil – $4 Rite-aid in-ad coupon

Gillette Razors – $6.99 (B1G1 Coupon in this weekend’s paper) and Spend $10, Get $3 UP!

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Tops ~ BONUS gas Point Deal (week of 6/2/13) POPTART Pa-looza!!!

 

Pop-Tarts

Pop-Tarts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tops BONUS Gas Point Deal – During a DOLLAR DOUBLER week…. OH MY!!!!!!

*Buy any six items and get 200 Bonus Gas Points!

*WYB $20 you may use up to 4 DOLLAR DOUBLER’s to double up to 4 $1 coupons!

My theory is that there are not a lot of coupons for these deals, so I will be making a list of items you can get FREE (with a coupon and doubler) to add to these gas point deals, to hit the $20 needed and to maximize on all 4 dollar doublers… stay tuned!!!

 

Here are the products and any coupon matches…

 

Kellogg’s Cereal – $2.50

Kellogg’s family rewards .com

Kelloggs .com

$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal, exp. 7/14/13 (RP 06/02/13)

 

Keebler Cookies – $2.50

$1/2 Keebler Cookies, exp. 7/7/13 (RP 05/12/13 R)

 

Kellogg’s, Rice Krispie, Special K or Nutri Grain Bars – $2.50

$1/2 Kellogg’s NutriGrain Cereal Bars or Fruit Crunch Granola Bars, exp. 6/30/13 (RP 05/05/13 R)

 

Keebler Grahams – $2.50

 

Cheez-its –  $2.50

 

Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks –  $2.00

 

Pop Tarts – $2.00

$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps, exp. 6/30/13 (RP 05/19/13)

 

Juicy Juice – $3.00

 

Here are some Deal Ideas (remember you will have to add items to reach the $20 total so you can use the doublers with these deals, unless you LOVE pop tarts like we do ~ see my last deal idea…!!):

 

#1

3 Cereal @ $2.50 = $7.50

3 Pop Tarts @ $2.00 = $6.00

=$13.50

-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal, exp. 7/14/13 (RP 06/02/13)

-$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps, exp. 6/30/13 (RP 05/19/13)

-(2)$1 Doublers

=$9.50

-$6.00 Value form earning 200 BONUS Gas Points

=$3.50 for all 6 items, or only $.59 each!!

 

#2

6 Cookies @ $2.50 = $15.00

-(3)$1/2 Keebler Cookies, exp. 7/7/13 (RP 05/12/13 R)

-(3)$1 Doublers

=$9.00

-$6.00 Value form earning 200 BONUS Gas Points

=$3.00 for all 6 items, or only $.50 each!!

 

#3

6 Nutri Grain Bars @ $2.50 = $15.00

-(3)$1/2 Kellogg’s NutriGrain Cereal Bars  exp. 6/30/13 (RP 05/05/13 R)

-(3)$1 Doublers

=$9.00

-$6.00 Value form earning 200 BONUS Gas Points

=$3.00 for all 6 items, or only $.50 each!!

 

#4

BIG Stock Up –

12 Pop Tarts @ $2.00 = $24.00

-(4)$1/3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts or Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps, exp. 6/30/13 (RP 05/19/13)

-(4)$1 Doublers

=$16.00

  

-$12.00 Value from earning 2 x 200 BONUS Gas Points

=$4.00 for all 12 items, or only < $.34 each!!  NICE!!!

Monday Menu Meal Planning… and our Memorial Weekend

 

Photo of a 20-piece box of McDonald's Chicken ...

Photo of a 20-piece box of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh my; what a weekend!  Anyone else??  Can I get a “HAIL” YEAH!!!  We went camping at Yogi Bear’s JellyStone Park (Check it out here) and honestly – even outnumbered 4/1 by children and dogs – it was truly wonderful!!  Shall I even venture to say that I had as much fun this FREEZING weekend as I do at the annual wine festival camping weekend (check it out)… you’re right, let’s not get CRAZY!!  But seriously, the BOOBOO experience was A–OKAY (or we went with our wine tour crew and started the wine tour early…??  LOL)!! At one point I had 19 children in my vehicle and I took them on a hay ride BY MYSELF…  so YES, the wine was indeed required…and OF COURSE it was after I ditched the damn kids… I’m KIDDING – I had the wine all along…  LOL – why do people even begin to trust me with their children???!!

So, – back to reality after 4 days of drinking fun… and speaking of trusting me with large masses of children, tomorrow my fun shall continue as I chaperone the kindergarten field trip to the CITY (minus the wine this time – or so I have been warned… hmmm, someone needs to talk to the PTA about that)!!  You know I love my kindergarten friends – they make me feel so loved!!

Then of course it is another action packed baseball week so the meal plan is a little “last minute” but hey, this is our REAL life and this is how we get by… and if you are two “working all day” parents with three active kids that have to be driven everywhere and you have a better way, PLEASE share – some days I feel a true injustice is being served…. PLEASE, do tell!!!!!!

Anyhow, here is the week’s plan:

Tuesday – CK’s field trip to the BIG city (I am the honored chaperone = another day off from work, 5 total!!), 2 practices, 1 Game/Home

TOPS Fried Chicken, Veggies and Dip, and (leftover from Memorial Day) Fruit Salad

Wednesday – Travel Day at work, 1 Practice, 1 Game/Warsaw

Crazy Travel Night = Drive Thru Delight (McD’s here we come…  what do you think that B1G1 McNugget coupon is for??)!!

Thursday – 1 Practice, 1 Game/Sheldon

Packin’ Picnic; lunchmeat rollups, cheese-pepperoni and crackers, apples, bananas, granola bars

Friday – 1 Game/Sheldon

Pasta with Sauce (my frozen “speciality” sauce warmed in crock while we play baseball – LOL), Garlic Bread with Cheese

Saturday – 2 Games/Home, Pictures for all 3

Out for Pizza!!

Sunday – Nephew’s B-day

Cookout; Grilled chicken (breasts and legs with extra for the week), grilled kielbasa, French fries

 

Now to try to get some coupon/store/coupon matchups done…  Trying to find a few deals to roll store money on at CVS and Rite Aid… and to add to the Tops deals I started…  CLICK HERE for my Gas Point BONUS Plan!!  What else??  Deals you have in mind??  Do tell!!

  • Final Disclaimer – I swear to goodness I did not drink with the children in the car… I tease you so I can pretend I am funny!!

 

Next week at TOPS ~ BONUS Gas Point Deal

Nacho Cheesier flavor Doritos

Nacho Cheesier flavor Doritos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you have not had a sneak peak at the TOPS ad yet, check out my pal Jennifer’s ad scan at Simply Family Savings (HERE)…

I am not too excited because there just aren’t a lot of coupon matchups but I do LOVE the first BONUS gas point deal along with:

  • ·         B2 G3 FREE Doritos
  • ·         Save $3 Instantly when you buy 4 Edy’s items (LOVE the Coconut Water with Banana ones)!!

 

Here’s the BONUS Gas Point Deals I LOVE (Check out my EXTREME plan at the bottom of this post:

 

Buy 6 Items, Earn 200 BONUS Gas Points –

Klondike Bars – 2/$5

Buy 6 Packs of Bars @ $2.50 each = $15.00

-200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00

= $9.00, or only $1.50 per package

 

Ragu – 3/$5

Buy 6 Ragu @ $1.67 each = $10.00

-200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00

= $4.00, or only $.67 per package

 

Knorr Sides (Rice, Noodles or Pasta) – 4/$5

Buy 6 Sides @ $1.25 each = $7.50

-200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00

= $1.50, or only $.25 per package

 

*Regular shopping /  2 of each Deal

Buy 2 Klondike Bars Sides @ $2.50 each = $5.00

Buy 2 Ragu @ $1.67 each = $3.34

Buy 2 Sides @ $1.25 each = $2.50

= $10.84

-200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00

= $4.84 for all 6 items, or only $.81 each!!

 

*CRAZY shopping / 6 of each Deal

Buy 6 Klondike Bars Sides @ $2.50 each = $15.00

Buy 6 Ragu @ $1.67 each = $10.00

Buy 6 Sides @ $1.25 each = $7.50

= $32.50

-3 X 200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00 each = $18.00 value

= $14.50 for all 18 items, or only $.81 each!!

 

*MY EXTREME shopping plan / STOCKUP!!

Buy 6 Klondike Bars Sides @ $2.50 each = $15.00

Buy 12 Ragu @ $1.67 each = $20.04

Buy 18 Sides @ $1.25 each = $22.50

= $57.54

-6 X 200 BONUS Gas Points, Valued at $6.00 each = $36.00 value

= $21.54 for all 36 items, or only $.60 each!!

Does this work for anyone else??  That will cover me for the summer on sides and sauce – YEAH!!!!

 

My Tops shopping so far…. $289 for only $14!!!!

559490_10201292041448892_680183929_nWell… I rocked the deals at TOPS… I did 4 orders, I spent $89 on $289 worth of groceries and then I earned $2.50 off per gallon ($75 value)… so my net cost was $14… $14 for $289 worth of groceries… I was LOVING it!!  

I still have many more gas point deals to do, from these deals (CLICK HERE) but figured I had to regroup and see where I stood…  So with my weekly budget of $75 for groceries and $60 for gas, I still have $46 I can spend this week… not to mention that I may reach the full tank of gas FREE which means I will get 2 weeks’ worth of gas so I can even add next week’s gas budget to score more of this week’s deals…  does that make sense??  It does in my head but not really when I read it…LOL

Okay – off to spend my birthday at TOPS – whoohoo!!!!!!!!

 

 

Rite-Aid ~ week of 5/19/2013

 

 

Rite Aid

Rite Aid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am not sure what is going on at my Drug Stores but I am having trouble making deals work…  Maybe it is because I am more obsessed with the TOPS deals (CLICK HERE for the latest) this week…??!!  Anyhow, I have UPS expiring so I had to find something and this is a start for me…

 

Do you see other great deals at Rite-aid this week??  Let me know….

 

Morton Sea Salts at $1.19 ea. (less with gold  – $.96 – or silver discount) – Buy 2

-(2) $. 55 cent Morton Sea Salt coupons (5/19/13 SS)

= Pay $1.28 ( $1.05 silver or only $.82 cents gold)

Get a $1 UP Monthly deal!!

= MONEY MAKER!!!  WhooHooo Stock up!!

 

Pearson Nips (4 oz.) – 2/$2

Get $1 UP Reward wyb 2 (Limit 4)

=$0.50 ea. after UP Reward!

 

Deals to look into:

 

Softsoap/Irish Spring – BOGO

Get $5 wyb $12

 

Nail Polish Double Dipper – ?? – Buy $30, Get $10 UP:

 

All Wet N Wild Cosmetics, B1G1 50% off

-$1/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Eye, Lip & Nail Product, exp. 6/1/13 (RP 05/19/13)

$0.50/1 Wet n Wild Fergie Nail Color (RA Video Values, May)

 

Jesse Girl and Bonne Bell Cosmetics

Get $6 +UP Reward wyb $12 (Limit 2)

 

 

  

TOPS ~ week of 5/19/2013, BONUS Gas Point Deals (all four)

English: Current Crystal Light Images posted b...

English: Current Crystal Light Images posted by Ketchum on behalf of Crystal Light (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gas Point BONUS Deal #1 – Kraft PLUS

Buy any 7 items and receive 200 BONUS Gas Points

 

Capri Sun – $2.00

Planter’s Peanuts – $2.50

Planter’s Mixed Nuts – $4.99

-$1/1 Planters Mixed Nuts or Cashews Halves or Pieces (SS 05/12/13 R)

Kraft Deluxe or Homestyle Mac N Cheese – $2.50

Planter’s Peanut Butter – $2.00

Claussen Pickles – $3.50

Kraft Singles – B1G1

-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Slices (SS 05/05/13 R) ??

Maxwell House Coffee (small can) – $3.00

Oscar Meyer Turkey – B1G1

Crystal Light, Koolaide, Country Time or Tang – $2.00

-$1/2 Country Time Drink Mix, exp. 6/30/13 (SS 04/21/13)

-$1/2 Crystal Light Drink Mix, exp. 6/30/13 (SS 04/21/13)

-$1/1 Crystal Light Liquid Drink Mix, exp. 6/23/13 (SS 05/19/13)

-$1.50 off Rubbermaid Beverage Container AND (1) Kool-Aid, Country Time or Crystal Light Drink Mix Product, exp. 6/29/13 (SS 05/19/13 #2)

Oscar Meyer Beef Franks – B1G1

-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Classic Beef Franks, exp. 6/16/13 (SS 04/28/13 R)

Kraft Shredded Cheeses (also crumbles, fresh takes or cracker barrel) – $2.50

-$1/2 Kraft Natural Cheese Slices (SS 05/05/13 R) ??

Kraft Salad Dressing – B1G1

Oscar Meyer Sliced Bacon – $4.50

 

Tons of options… not a ton of coupons unfortunately but I figure with the $6 value of FREE gas, you are still getting a fantastic deal!!  Time for my Capri-Sun and Cheese stock ups for sure!!

 

DEAL IDEAS:

Best Deal – 7 Crystal Light @ $2.00 = $14.00

-(7)$1 coupons (if you have and IF they are part of the deal…)

=$7.00

Get 200 BONUS gas Points, Value = $6.00

= $1.00 for 7 packs, or only $.14 each  – WOW – STOCK UP!!!

 

 

7 Capri Sun @ $2.00 = $14.00

Get 200 BONUS gas Points, Value = $6.00

= $8.00 for 7 packs, or only $1.14 each (less than .12 a drink) STOCK UP!!!

 

 

8 Kraft Singles @ B1G1 (Probably $4.99 ish) = $20.00

(I freeze these as I mostly use for grilled cheese or burgers)

Get 200 BONUS gas Points, Value = $6.00

= $12.00 for 8 packs, or only $1.50 each!!

 

 

7 Bags of Shredded Cheese @ $2.50 = $17.50

(also fine in the freezer!!)

Get 200 BONUS gas Points, Value = $6.00

= $11.50  for 7 packs, or only $1.64 each – again, STOCK UP!!!

 

Normal Shopping Options:

1 Capri Sun – $2.00

1 Planter’s Peanuts – $2.50

1 Kraft Deluxe or Homestyle Mac N Cheese – $2.50

2 Kraft Singles – B1G1 (Probably $5ish)

2 Oscar Meyer Turkey – B1G1(again, probably $5ish)

= $17.00

Get 200 BONUS gas Points, Value = $6.00

= $11 for all, only $1.57 per item and you have drinks, snacks, and probably the makings for almost 2 meals – well if you are like my family, maybe just one – but a good one – LOL!!

 

 

 

Then there was BONUS Gas Point Deal #2 –  The Quaker Deal

 

Then there was BONUS Gas Point Deal #3 – Convenience Items

 

Then there was BONUS Gas Point Deal #4 –  For the Body

 

 Many MORE Tops deals to come… Stay Tuned!!

TOPS ~ week of 5/19/13, BONUS Gas Point Deal, For the Body!!

 

Colgate logo

Colgate logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gas Point BONUS Deal #4 – For the BODY

Buy any 4 (YES, JUST FOUR) items and receive 200 BONUS Gas Points

  • ·        If you are not a drug store junkie like I am (Health and Body is usually FREE at the drug stores), this is the deal for you!  Even without coupons, this is a great way to get cheap items while earning gas points!!!

 

Colgate Total Mouthwash – $3.00

-$1/1 Colgate Mouthwash, exp. 6/16/13 (SS 05/19/13)

Colgate Total Toothpaste – $3.50

-$1/2 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 5/25/13 (SS 05/12/13)

Speadstick or SoftSoap – $2.00

SoftSoap Body Wash – $3.00

Colgate Optic White – $2.88

-$1/2 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 5/25/13 (SS 05/12/13)

 

Deals to do –

 

Buy 4 Mouthwash @ $3.00 = $12

-(4) $1 coupons = Save $4

=$8 Out of Pocket

Earn 200 BONUS Gas Points = $6 Value

= $2.00 for 4, or only $.50 each!!

 

Buy 4 Toothpaste @ $2.88 = $11.52

-(2) $1/2 coupons = Save $2

=$9.52 Out of Pocket

Earn 200 BONUS Gas Points = $6 Value

= $3.52 for 4, or only $.88 each!!

 

Buy 4 Soft Soap @ $2.00 = $8.00

Earn 200 BONUS Gas Points = $6 Value

= $2.00 for 4, or only $.50 each!!

 

Deal for Everyone:

1 Mouthwash @ $3.00

2 Toothpaste @ $2.88

1 SoftSoap @ $2.00

= $10.76

-$1 Mouthwash Coupon

-$1/2 Toothpaste Coupon

= $8.76

Earn 200 BONUS Gas Points = $6 Value

= $2.76 for all 4, or only $.69 each!!

TOPS ~ week of 5/19/13, Gas Point BONUS – convenience items

 

Toilet paper Español: Papel higiénico

Toilet paper Español: Papel higiénico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gas Point BONUS Deal #3 – For the “Convenience”

Buy any 5 items and earn 200 BONUS Gas Points

 

Brawny Paper Towels – $6.99

-$1/2 Brawny Paper Towels, exp. 5/27/13 (RP 04/28/13)

 

Angel Soft Toilet Paper – $5.99

-$0.45/1 or $1/2 Angel Soft Item, exp. 6/5/13 (RP 05/05/13)

 

Dixie or Vanity Fair Paper Plates, Bowls or Cups – $2.50

 

Dixie or Vanity Fair Napkins – $2.00

-$1/2 Vanity Fair Napkins, exp. 6/24/13 (RP 03/24/13)

 

Deals to do:

5 Packs of Vanity Fair Napkins @ $2.00 = $10

-(2) $1/2 Coupons = Save $2

= $8 Out of Pocket

Get 200 BONUS Gas Points valued at $6

=$2 for all 5 or only $.40 each!!

 

5 Packs of Dixie Paper Plates  @ $2.50 = $12.50

Get 200 BONUS Gas Points valued at $6

=$6.50 for all 5 or only $1.30 each!!

TOPS ~ week of 5/19/13, QUAKER Bonus Gas Point Deal

Gas Point BONUS Deal #2 – The QUAKER + Juice Deal

A Quaker Chewy Granola Bar, chocolate chip flavor.

A Quaker Chewy Granola Bar, chocolate chip flavor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Buy any 6 items and get 200 BONUS Gas Points!!

  

Quaker POP Chips or Rice Cakes – $3.00

 

Quaker Cap’n Crunch or Life Cereal – B1G1 Free (Probably $4.99??)

 

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Cookies or Oatmeal Squares – $2.50

-$1 off Milk wyb Quaker Cookies, Cold Cereals or Chewy Granola Bars, exp. 6/15/13 (RP 05/19/13 R)

 

Tropicana Orange Juice – $3.00

Naked Juice – $3.00

 

Okay – of course all the Quaker Q’s expire on Saturday….  Darn it!!!  Maybe there will be the $1/2 peelies on the boxes again…???   But here is a great deal for some breakfast items:

2 Granola Bars @ $2.50 = $5

2 Cereals @ (either B1G1 or $2.50) = $5

2 OJ @ $3 = $6

= $16 Out of Pocket

BUT ~ Earn $6.00 worth of FREE Gas through 200 bonus points!

= $10 for everything…  $1.67 each!! 

* AND if we get the $1 off milk Q, you will save there as well!!