Saturday, May 21, 2011

$10 in FREE GAS from CVS 5/22-5/28

Who doesn't love FREE GAS!??!

Breaking news from CVS:
"CVS PHARMACY has announced a new program designed to allow customers to earn free gas all summer just by shopping for essentials at more than 7,200 locations nationwide.

From May 22 – August 28, 2011, members of CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards program can earn one $10 gift card to Exxon/Mobil, Shell, BP Amoco or BP Arco every week simply by spending $30 on specially-marked items found conveniently in the weekly CVS/pharmacy circular.

"At CVS/pharmacy, we are committed to finding ways to provide our customers with exceptional value and convenience. We designed this program in an effort to offer our ExtraCare cardholders with an easy way to earn free gas while simply shopping for essentials each week when they visit CVS/pharmacy," said Judy Sansone, vice president of merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. "Our new gas card offer helps to simplify the lives of our customers by providing them with an additional way to earn money back when they shop using ExtraCare at CVS/pharmacy."
Fill Up the Cart, Fill Up the Tank -- How it works:

Participation is easy. Customers can find the qualifying products on the front and back pages of the weekly CVS/pharmacy circular beginning May 22, accessible in-store, online at and on Facebook at All qualifying products will be tagged with a "get free gas" icon to make them easily identifiable. Eligible products will rotate each week, giving shoppers greater flexibility to fill their carts with the essentials they shop for each week.
Once ExtraCare customers reach the $30 required purchase threshold, a special coupon will print on their receipt that can be redeemed immediately in store for a $10 gas card. If customers prefer to wait to redeem their coupon they have up to 30 days to do so. Limit one redemption per week for each ExtraCare cardholder."

The $30 spend threshold is BEFORE Coupons, so buy $30 worth of participating items, and get a $10 gas card voucher right at the register!

Here's what you can expect to find as qualifying items from 5/22-5/28:

Coke 2 liters 99 cents limit 5

Doritos or Tostitos 2/$5 Excludes baked-limit 6

Edy’s Ice Cream 48 oz B1G1 Free-limit 4

Folger’s Coffee 22.6-33.9 $8.99
USE $0.25/1 Folgers Product coupon found in the Red Plum 5/22/11 insert expires 7-30-11

Gatorade or Sobe B1G1 Free..32 oz or 20 oz-limit 8
Hershey’s Singles-limit 9

Jet Dry Rinse 8.45 oz, Gelpacs or Powerball tabs 20 ct $2.99
Use $0.75/1 Finish Powerball or Gelpac from the Smart Source 4/17/11 Insert coupon expires **5/22/11**
Use $1/2 Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Agent or Turbo Dry from the Smart Source 4/17/11 Insert, coupon expires 6/12/2011

Lysol Disinfecting spray 19 oz or wipes 80 ct 2/$5
Use $1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes from the Smart Source 5/22/11 Insert, coupon expires. 6-21-11
Use $1/1 Lysol Disinfectant Spray from the Smart Source 5/22/11 Insert, coupon expires. 6-21-11 

Palmolive 10 oz 88 cents

 Until Next Time:


Wal Mart Price Match and Coupon Success

There has been some talk recently about the Wal Mart Price Match and Coupon Policies. The hub-bub seems to be what Wal Mart will really price match and if you would be able to use a coupon on that item.

Yesterday, during a shopping trip with my daughter, we used the Price Match and Coupon Policies to our advantage on two particular products.

Purex, 33 load/50 oz package is on sale this week at my local Rite Aid for $1.97 each.
Wal Mart's every day "low price" on Purex 33 load/50 oz is $2.97

Angel Soft 12 Double Roll Toilet Paper is on sale this week at my local Kroger for $4.99
Wal Mart's every day "low price" on AS 12 Dbl Rolls is $5.97

We purchased 20 bottles of Purex-50oz in assorted "flavors"
2-12 double rolls of AS Toilet paper.

The cashier was happy to price match both items to their competitor's store.

So BEFORE coupons, We saved $20 on the Purex
and $1.96 on the toilet paper ($0.98 per package). A total of $21.96 in savings.

On TOP of that, we used 20-$1/off one Purex 50oz or more for an additional $20 in savings
2-$1/off one Angel Soft Toilet Paper 12 double rolls or more for an additional $2 in savings.
A total of $22.00 in savings

With the Price Match and Coupon use we saved $43.96 on our purchase.

$0.97 per Purex is my rock bottom/stock up price!
And $3.99 for a 12 double roll Angel Soft is a fair price as well.

Why did Wal Mart allow me to price match?

Their policy specifically states:
"We’re committed to providing low prices every day. On everything. So if you find a lower advertised price on an identical product, tell us and we’ll match it. Right at the register."

They say you don't have to run all over town to get the best price on products. They also say that you don't have to have the competitor's ad with you when your shopping.

We, however, do bring ours, just to be sure we are price matching the right store and price. Plus, we find that if the manager isn't aware of a certain store's sale, it's nice to be able to pull out the ad so that they don't have to call the other store, or try to verify that price in another manner. It helps to help the cashier sometimes :)

You can read all about their Price Match Policy: HERE

Their coupon policy found: HERE is one that we find to be very coupon consumer friendly.

One thing of note for those coupon savvy shoppers who like to use multiple coupons in one transaction. The Wal Mart Coupon Policy states:
The system will prompt for supervisor verification for:
  • 40 coupons per transaction.
  • A coupon of $20 or greater on one item
  • $50 or more in coupons in one transaction
  So, don't worry if the register "beeps" and the cashier has to call over their supervisor. They are just coming over to release the register and tell it to let you use more coupons!

We love Wal Mart for their liberal Price Match and Coupon Policy. Use it to your advantage when it makes sense and not only will you save on gas because you don't have to run from store to store, but you can also save a ton of money! Our trip using the Price Match and Coupon Policies was a success!

Until Next Time:

Unilever Coupon Insert Preview May 22,2011

Remember, coupons are regional in nature. If you do not get every coupon listed, this is why. Be sure to consider an eBay auction, or a clipping service to get multiple coupons for the best stocking-up power. Use them if you do not get the coupons you were hoping to get!

Amdro any ant block 24oz, any/roach syringe w/2 refillable bait stations or kills ants stakes 8pk Save $2/1 (9/30)
Bengay any product Save $3/1 (7/31)
Breyer’s any blasts! 48oz Save $1/3 (6/19)
Brillo any 10ct or 18ct box of soap pads Save $0.55/1 (7/24)
Brillo Estracell any sponge products Save $1/2 (7/24)
Caress any tahitian renewal or cashmere luxury 12oz body wash or larger Save $0.75/1 (6/19)
Caress any daily silk, evenly gorgeous, velvet bliss, glowing touch, sheer twilight or scarlet blossom 12oz body wash or larger or 6pk bars or larger Save $0.75/1 (6/19)
Color Oops any box Save $1/1 (10/31)
Degree B1G1 FREE men or women premium anti-perspirant & deodorant or body mist up to Save $6 (6/19)
Degree any men or women anti-perspirant & deodorant Save $0.75/1 (6/19)
Domino any sugar products 2lbs or larger Save $0.75/2 (7/31)
Domino any 24oz organic or demerara sugar Save $0.40/1 (7/31)
Fancy Feast 3oz cans of elegant medleys, any variety Save $1/18 (8/22)
Folgers any product Save $0.25/1 (7/30)
Hellman’s any product 16.5oz or larger Save $0.25/1 (7/30)
Hungry Jack any pancake mixes or syrup products Save $1/1 (7/30)
Knorr any rice and pasta sides Save $0.50/2 (7/30)
Lipton any tea bags, to go or iced tea mix Save $0.40/1 (6/19)
Magnum any ice cream Save $1/1 (7/30)
Marcal any small steps product Save $1/1 (6/30)
Morton any bottle of Season-All seasoned salt 5oz and above Save $0.35/1 (7/15)
Morton any 3lb coarse kosher salt, 26oz all-purpose sea salt (natural or iodized), sea salt grinder or new pepper grinder Save $0.35/1(7/15)
Natrol any product Save $1/1 (7/3)
No Gray any box of 2 application Save $1/1 (10/31)
People Style Watch June issue of the magazine Save $1/1 (7/17)
Pringles super stack cans 180g or larger Save $1/3 (6/30)
Pringles any snack stacks or stix Save $0.50/1 (6/30)
Pringles any cans fat free 165g or larger Save $1/2 (6/30)
Q-tips any cotton swabs product Save $0.30/1 (6/19)
Ragu any pasta sauce Save $1.25/3 (6/19)
Sara Lee any 1lb or more of meat at the service deli OR 1 package of any pre-sliced meat located in the deli section Save $1/1 (6/30)
Sevin any product Save $2/1 (9/30)
Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Save $0.50/1 (6/19)
Smucker’s any jam, jelly, preserves or fruit spread products Save $1/2 (7/30)
Starbucks any pint of ice cream Save $1/1 (6/19)
Suave any professionals dry shampoo or styling products Save $0.50/2 (6/19)
Suave any professionals shampoo or conditioner products Save $0.50/2 (6/19)
Suave any men shampoo, conditioner or styling products Save $0.50/2 (6/19)
Suave B1G1 FREE body wash or lotion – excludes sizes under 4oz up to Save $3 (6/19)
Suave any deodorant product Save $0.50/1 (6/19)
Vaseline any product 3.1 oz or larger Save $1/1 (6/19)
Wishbone or Western any dressings Save $1.50/2 (6/19)


Red Plum Coupon Insert Preview May 22,2011

Remember, coupons are regional in nature. If you do not get every coupon listed, this is why. Be sure to consider an eBay auction, or a clipping service to get multiple coupons for the best stocking-up power. Use them if you do not get the coupons you were hoping to get!

Magnum Magnum Ice Cream Save $1.00/1 (7/30)
Breyers Breyers Blast 48oz Save $1.00/3 (6/19)
Hellmann’s Hellmann’s products 16.5oz or larger Save $.25/1 (6/19)
Knorr Knorr rice and pasta sides Save $.50/2 (6/19)
Country Crock Country Crock Spread Save $.50/1 (6/19)
Ragu Jars of Ragu Pasta Sauce Save $1.25/3 (6/19)
Wish-Bone Wish-Bone or Western Dressings Save $1.50/2 (6/19)
Vaseline Vaseline Product 3.1 oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (6/19)
Q-Tips Q-Tips cotton swab product Save $.30/1 (6/19)
Lipton Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton to go, or any Iced Tea Mix Save $.40/1 (6/19)
Degree BOGO Free. Buy any one(1) Degree Men or Womens Anti-Perspirant or Body Mist and the second free (6/19)
Degree Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant Save $.75/1 (6/19)
Suave Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo or Syling Product Save $.50/2 (6/19)
Suave Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner Save $.50/2 (6/19)
Suave Suave Mens Shampoo, conditioner or Syling Product Save $.50/2 (6/19)
Suave Suave Body Lotion Product 18oz or larger Save $1.00/1 (6/19)
Suave Suave Body Wash Product Save $.50/1 (6/19)
Suave Suave Deodorant Save $.50/1 (6/19)
Caress Caress Tahitian Renewal or Cashmere Luxury 12oz Bodywash Save $.75/1 (6/19)
Caress Caress Daily Silk, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Glowing Touch, Sheer Twilight or Scarlet Blossom 12oz Body Wash or 6bar pack or larger Save $.75/1 (6/19)
COMBOS Bags of COMBOS Save $1.00/2 (7/17)
AXE BOGO Free ANY 4oz Bodyspary, 2.7oz Anti-Perspriant and Deodorant or 3oz Deodorant ups to 5.99 (7/17)
No Gray No Gray 2 Application Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Color Oops box Color Oops Save $1.00/1 (10/31)
Marcal Small Steps Small Steps Towel 8roll or higher, Bath tissue 12 roll or higher or 2 napkins Save $1.00/1 (6/22)
Blink Any Blink or Blink Gel Tears Eye Drops Save $2.00/1 (6/22)
Complete 12oz or larer size Complete Multi-purpose Solution Save $1.00/1 (6/22)
Revitalens 10oz or larger Revitalens OcuTec Multi Purpose Disinfecting Solution Save $2.00/1 (6/22)
Starbucks Pint of Starbucks Ice Cream Save $1.00/1 (6/22)
Domino Domino Sugar products 2lb or larger Save $.75/2 (7/31)
Domino Domino Organic Save $.40/1 (7/31)
M&M Bags of M&Ms 9.9oz or larger Save $1.50/2 (7/3)
L’Oreal L’Oreal Paris Face Cosmetic Save $2.00/1 (7/17)
L’Oreal Excellence or Excellence to go Shade Save $2.00/1 (7/17)
Kibbles n Bits bag Kibbles N Bits Dry Dog Food 4lb or SMALLER Save $1.00/1 (7/16)
Kibbles n Bits bag of Kibbles N Bits Dry Dog food 7.5lb or larger Save $1.50/1 (7/16)
Milk Bone Milk Bone Dog Snacks Save $1.50/2 (7/22)
Milk Bone Milk Bone Healthy Favorites Dog Snacks Save $1.00/1 (7/22)
Folgers Folgers product Save $1.00/2 (7/30)
Smuckers Smucker’s Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread Products Save $1.00/2 (7/30)
BarS packages of Bar-S 16oz Franks or Bologna Save $1.00/2 (7/3)
Bengay ANY Bengay Product Save $3.00/1 (7/31)
Cutter any Cutter Product Save $1.50/1 (8/31)
Natrol ANY Natrol Product  Save $1.00/1 (7/3)
Hefty packages of Hefty Plates or Cups Save $.55/2 (9/30)
Pringles Super Stack Cans Save $1.00/3 (6/30)
Pringles Snack Stack or Stix Save $.50/1 (6/30)
Pringles Fat Free Pringles Save $1.00/2 (6/30)
Brillo 10ct or 18ct box of Brillo Soap Pads Save $.55/1 (7/24)
Brillo Brillo Estracell Sponge Products Save $1.00/2 (7/24)
Slim Shots Liquid Portion control Save $5.00/1 (6/30)
Fancy Feast 3oz cans of Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys any variety Save $1.00/18 (8/22)


Smart Source Coupon Insert Preview May 22,2011

Remember, coupons are regional in nature. If you do not get every coupon listed, this is why. Be sure to consider an eBay auction, or a clipping service to get multiple coupons for the best stocking-up power. Use them if you do not get the coupons you were hoping to get!

Save $4 wyb any (2) Advil, Advil PM or Thermacare (7/31)
Advil Save $1/1 any 40ct or larger (7/31)
Advil PM Save $1/1 any 16ct or larger (7/31)
Betty Crocker Save $0.75/2 any supermoist cake mix and ready to spread frosting (any flavors/varieties) (7/16)
Betty Crocker Save $0.50/2 any flavor/variety fruit shapes, fruit by the foot, fruit gushers, or fruit roll-ups fruit flavored snacks (7/16)
Breakstone’s Save $0.75/3 cottage doubles (6/30)
Breakstone’s Save $1/1 any 4pk of cottage cheese (6/30)
Bob Evans Save $0.35/1 any refrigerated side dish (7/3)
Bob Evans Save $0.35/1 any sausage item (7/3)
Calgon Save $1/1 any bath & body products – excludes 2oz trial sizes (8/22)
Chock Full O’ Nuts Save $0.75/1 any package (7/15)
Curad Save $0.50/1 any product (8/31)
Edge or Skintimate Save $0.55/1 any gel product excludes 2.75 cans (6/30)
Energizer Save $1/1 any batteries or flashlight (6/30)
Fiber One Save $0.50/2 any boxes, any flavor chewy bars or 90 calorie chewy bars (7/16)
General Mills Cereals Save $1/3 any boxes (many listed) (7/2)
Glade Save $1/1 any fabric & air odor eliminator product (7/2)
Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Save $0.75/3 any flavor home cooked skillet meals (7/16)
Heinz 57 Sauce Save $1/1 any 10oz or larger (8/22)
Jergens Save $2/1 any natural glow moisturizer (excluding 2fl oz moisturizer) (7/30)
Lance Save $1/2 any sandwich crackers or cookies 8ct or larger (7/10)
Lysol Save $1/1 any disinfectant spray (6/21)
Lysol Save $1/2 any disinfecting wipes (6/21)
Marzetti Save $0.50/1 any Otria greek yogurt veggie dip (8/31)
Nature Valley Save $0.50/2 any flavor/variety granola bars (excludes granola thins) (7/16)
OFF! Save $0.75/1 any personal insect repellent (6/25)
OFF! Save $1/1 any Botanicals product (6/25)
OFF! Save $2/1 any clip-on mosquito repellent starter (6/25)
OFF! Save $1/1 any clip-on mosquito repellent refill (6/25)
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Save $0.50/2 any flavor/variety pastries (8/13)
Playtex Save $1/1 any cup 1ct or higher or mealtime item 2ct or higher excludes 1ct plate or bowl (6/30)
Raid B1G1 FREE any Earth Options spray up to Save $6.49 (7/16)
Resolve Save $0.75/1 any high traffic foam product (7/3)
Resolve Save $0.75/1 any product (7/3)
Schick Save $1/1 any razor or refill excludes 2ct disposables (6/30)
Swiss Premium Tea Save $0.75/1 any (1) gallon or (1) half gallon (6/26)
Tampax Save $1.50/1 any gentle glide or sport tampons 14ct or larger (6/30)
Thermacare Save $1/1 any 2ct or larger (7/31)
Totino’s Save $0.50/4 any flavor/variety products (8/13)
Tyson Save $1/1 any Any’tizers wings (8/22)
Wet Ones Save $1/2 any wipes products, canisters or singles (6/30)
Zest Save $1/1 any 18oz body wash (7/17)
Zest Save $1/1 any 3-bar multi-pack or larger (7/17)


Why Size Matters

There's nothing I want more than to save TOP dollar at any store I frequent.
That's why, when I'm shopping, I don't just pay attention to the price of a product.
Size matters too, and here's why.

In example, my local Wal Mart carries Gain Dryer Sheets fin the 40 count for $1.87.
They also carry the 80 count for $3.26. (The picture above is from a different store that I do not go to often.)

At first glance, and without coupon consideration, I might think that the 80 count would be a better buy. Simply because one reverts to math, and $1.87 (40 count) doubled is $3.74. Well, on the shelf, right next to the 40 count dryer sheets, is the 80 count dryer sheets and they are marked $3.26. That's LESS than $3.74 so, better buy right?

Or is it?

This is where coupon consideration comes in.

Let's say you've been lucky to have found the $1 off Gain Dryer Sheets or Gain Fabric Enhancer coupons.

Using that $1 off coupon  on the 40 count makes each box you buy with a coupon just $0.87 each.
Use that same coupon on the 80 count, and your price becomes $2.26 per box.

If you were to buy 2-40 count boxes, using two coupons (for a total of 80 dryer sheets) your cost is now $1.74,

but the 1-80 count box is $2.26.

By purchasing the 40 count boxes, in multiples and using a coupon on each box, saves you money.  Exactly $0.52 per box, than if you were to purchase the 80 count box and use one coupon.

Don't just consider the price of the product, consider the price of the product using your coupon.  If the price using the coupon is significant, consider getting your hands on multiples of that coupon. Doing so allows you to maximize the savings on that product and add that product to your stockpile.

That's what we did recently at Wal Mart. We purchased 22-40 count boxes of Gain dryer sheets.
The cost before coupon: $41.14
The cost after coupon: $19.14.
We saved exactly $22.00 because we had 22-$1 off coupons.
We purchased : 880 dryer sheets in total.

If we would have purchased the same amount of dryer sheets: 880
but purchased the 80 count boxes, we would have needed to purchase 11 boxes.
The cost of 11 boxes at $3.26 per box: $35.86
The cost after coupon: $24.86 (we can only use 11 coupons because we purchased 11 items)

In all we save $5.72 using coupons and purchasing the 40 count boxes, and we accomplish the same number of dryer sheets.

So remember, size matters. Sometimes purchasing the smaller package, so long as the coupon allows, saves you money.

Until Next Time:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kroger Sale Match-UP Sale Ends May 22

It's ANOTHER MEGA SALE...only this time, it's on Frozen Goods!

But, before we get to the Frozen Mega list, here are some other sale items worth checking out!

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits: 10 for $10. (You do NOT have to buy 10 to get the sale price)
Match up with:
$1/3 Pillsbury Grands Biscuits from the  4/17/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 7/9/2011)
Add Click HERE to add a Kroger eCoupon to your Kroger Plus Card for $1/2 Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls (exp 6/4/2011)

Turkey Hill Tea 1/2 Gallon: 4 for $5
$1/2 Turkey Hill half gallon or larger from the 5/15/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 8/15/2011)

Kellogs Cereals/ Rice Krispies 12-20 oz : $1.98
Print $1 off 2 Rice Krispies or $1 off 3 Kellogs Cereals HERE

Oscar Meyer Bologna 12 oz packages: 0.97!

Knorr Rice or Pasta Side Dishes:10 for $10

Country Time Lemonade/Kool-Aid/Tang 6-8 qt  10 for $10

Angel Soft 12 Double Rolls $4.99
Use: Sign Up and PRINT a $0.50 off 1 Angel Soft (Doubles to $1 at Kroger!)
Or Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 6 double roll or larger $0.50/1 From the 5/15/2011 RP Insert (exp 8/15/2011 )

There is a $1 off Angel Soft 12 Double Roll or larger but for some reason we can't verify what insert it came from (sorry) It expires 6/20/2011.

And Here Is Your Frozen MEGA Match UP:
Remember you MUST PURCHASE 10 Participating Items to receive $5 credit on your bill!
Price shown AFTER $5 mega credit and BEFORE coupons!
Lean Cuisine Meal Singles $1.75
Use: $1 off 4 Lean Cuisine Products from the 5/1/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 8/7/2011)
Green Giant Vegetables  7-10 oz $0.99
Use $0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables from the  4/17/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 6/11/2011) 
Sister Schuberts Rolls $1.99
Use: 1/1 Sister Schubert’s Product from the 2/27/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 5/27/2011)
or $1/1 Sister Schubert’s Products from the 4/17/2011 Smart Source Insert (exp 7/17/2011)

DiGiorno Pizza and Appetizer $4.99
Use: $1.25/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies from the  4/17/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
or $1.25/1 DiGiorno Pizza & Wyngz from the 4/17/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
Dove Select Varieties, 3 to 14 ct, $2.99
Use $1 off 1 Dove Products from the 5/1/2011 Red Plum Insert (exp 8/31/2011)

Happy Shopping ! Let us know what you find, we'd love to hear about your savings!
Until Next Time: