What I'm Buying - Smiths 1/27

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Smith's is running their Mega Event sale again, and there are some great bargains! Buy 10 participating items and save $5 instantly - that's .50 discount per item. As far as I know, there are no limits on how many multiples of 10 you can do - I did 80 items this morning without any problems.

Here's what I picked up:

(3) Huggies diapers jumbo pack, on sale 8.99 (6.99 after coupon)
(1) bag misc rolls, clearanced to 1.24
(1) gallon Mountain Dairy whole milk, clearanced to .99 (sell by Jan 31)
(12) Emerald Nuts dry roasted peanuts, on sale 1.50 (.50 after $1 off peelie coupon on lid)
(8) CapriSun, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .99 after coupon)
(5) Electrasol 20ct dishwasher tabs, on sale 3.49 (2.99 after promo, .49 after coupon)
(8) Hormel chili, rang up at .88* (.38 after promo, .13 after coupon)
(6) Kleenex tissue, on sale 1.49 (.99 after promo, .82 after coupon)
(6) Kraft Naturals shredded cheese, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .99 after coupon)
(22) Kraft Easy Mac cups, on sale .99 (.49 after promo)
(5) Krusteaz cookie mix, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .49 after coupon)
(10) Pepperidge Farms goldfish crackers, on sale 1.38 (.88 after promo)
(2) Post Raisin Bran cereal, on sale 2.49 (1.99 after promo, free after coupon)
(2) Solo plastic cups, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .49 after coupon)
(1) Solo plastic bowls, on sale 1.99 (1.49 after promo, .49 after coupon)
(2) Velveeta 2lb loaf, on sale 4.29 (3.79 after promo, 2.79 after coupon)
(3) Keebler Zesta saltines, on sale 1.69 (1.19 after promo, .69 after coupon)

I used a TON of coupons:

(3) 2.00/1 printable coupons for the diapers [see GroupA at GrocerySmarts]
(12) 1.00/1 peelie coupons for the nuts, attached to lids at store
(4) 1.00/2 printable coupons for the CapriSun [LINK here - then click on either of the two Supervalu links on the left-hand side of the page]
(5) 2.50/1 coupons for the dishwasher tabs [see SS-1/3)
(4) .55/2 coupons for the chili [see SS-1/24]
(2) .50/3 coupons for the Kleenex [see SS-1/3]
(3) 1.00/2 printable coupons for the cheese [see GroupA at GrocerySmarts]
(5) 1.00/1 coupons for the cookie mix [see SS-12/6]
(2) 2.00/1 coupons for the Post cereal [sign up for newsletter HERE and they'll email you a $2 off coupon]
(3) 1.00/1 coupons for the cups and bowls [see SS-12/6]
(2) 1.00/1 coupons for the Velveeta [see Kraft link above]
(1) 1.00/2 coupon for the Zesta crackers [see RP-12/13]

Total: $85.87 for 97 items

There are lots of variations on the coupons for several items, so if you don't have the inserts listed above, or don't have enough for what you want to get, be sure to check the GrocerySmarts lists for additional coupon options.

*The ad shows the Hormel chili on sale for 1.29, then .79 after the promo is applied, but this morning they were ringing up .88 each and still part of the promo, so that made them .38 after promo. The price may change back up to the 1.29.

What I'm Buying - Albertsons 1/27

The Quaker sale is back at Albertsons this week! Items are 1.60 on sale, and when you buy in multiples of 5, you get an additional $3 off, making the items 1.00 each.

Here's what I picked up this morning:

(4) Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal
(2) Quaker Life cereal
(8) Quaker instant oatmeal
(6) Quaker granola bars
(2) Skippy peanut butter, on sale .99 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
(2) Litehouse carmel dip, clearanced to 1.00
(1) Albertsons fudge brownie mix (free from manager - it was the very last one in the store)

I used (4) 1.00/1 coupons for the Oatmeal Squares cereal [from inside specially-marked oatmeal boxes bought last year], (1) 1.00/2 coupon for the Life cereal [from oatmeal boxes], (4) 1.00/2 coupons for the oatmeal [from oatmeal boxes], (1) 1.00/2 coupon for the granola bars [from oatmeal box], (2) 1.00/2 coupons for the granola bars [see RP-1/3], and (1) in-ad store coupon for the peanut butter.

If you're in the area and want some free carmel dip, use the $1 off any Litehouse product coupon from the SS-12/13! The carmel dips are in a cart up near the pet food corner at the Albies on 70th and Redwood.

Total: $12.75

It was a great trip, but it was so very sad - Albertsons will close on February 22, and all of those employees will be without jobs. Over the past year, that Albertsons has been my favorite grocery store, hands down! They had great sales, and were always so well stocked. But even more important than that, I got to be friends with many of the employees. I knew them by name, and they knew me. It was such a pleasure to go in to the store and see people I knew, and stop and chat with them! I'm going to miss those guys...

What I'm Buying - Sunflower Market 1/27

Here's what I picked up at Sunflower Market this morning:

(2) heads green leaf lettuce, on sale .88 each
(1) bunch broccoli, on sale .88/lb
(3) bags red seedless grapes, on sale .97/lb

I did not use any coupons.

Total: $9.80

Family Home Evening Lesson - Provident Living

Monday, January 25, 2010
Here is a link to a Family Home Evening lesson on Provident Living, from Deseret Book and LDS Living.

The lesson plan includes a thought, scripture, song, lesson, story, activity and a recipe for a refreshment!

Also included in the PDF file is a coupon for 20% off one regular priced item at Deseret Book on Monday. (Good through 2/6/10)

Spiritual Self-Reliance

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Personal Prayer

In His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ counseled: "Enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly" (Matthew 6:6). Personal, private prayer is an essential part of our spiritual development.

At least every morning and every night, we should find a place that is free from distractions and kneel in humility and commune with our Heavenly Father. Although sometimes we may need to pray silently, we should make an extra effort at times to pray vocally (see D&C 19:28; 20:51).

Prayer is two-way communication. As we close our prayers, we should take time to pause and listen. At times, Heavenly Father will counsel, guide, or comfort us while we are on our knees.

We should never give in to the idea that we are not worthy to pray. This idea comes from Satan, who wants to convince us that we must not pray (see 2 Nephi 32:8). If we do not feel like praying, we should pray until we do feel like praying.

The Savior has commanded, "Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work" (D&C 10:5). Although we cannot be continuously on our knees, always offering a personal, private prayer, we can let our hearts be "full, drawn out in prayer unto [God] continually" (Alma 34:27; see also 3 Nephi 20:1). Throughout each day, we can maintain a constant feeling of love for our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son. We can silently express gratitude to our Father and ask Him to strengthen us in our responsibilities. In times of temptation or physical danger, we can silently ask for His help.

-Taken from True to the Faith (2004), pg. 118-123

What I'm Buying - Walmart 1/23

Saturday, January 23, 2010
I picked these items up at Walmart today in order to qualify for some rebates. (I've looked for the facial cleanser at 4 different stores this week with no luck, until today - it has been a popular rebate apparently.)

The first is a $15 rebate when you buy any two Olay Regenerist facial treatments, cleansers or moisturizers. (Information and form)

*Please note that purchases for this rebate must be made by 1/24.

The second is for FREE Olay Quench body lotion, limit 2 per household. (Information and form)

*Please note that purchases for the lotion rebate must be made by 1/29.

(2) Olay Quench body lotion, 5.00 (3.00 after coupon, free after rebate)
(1) Olay Regenerist Detoxifying Pore Scrub, 6.64 (3.34 after coupon, free after rebate)
(1) Olay Regenerist mousse cleanser, clearanced to 5.00 (2.00 after coupon, free after rebate)

I used (2) 2.00/1 coupons for the lotion [see P&G-1/17] and (2) 3.00/1 coupons for the Regenerist products [see P&G-1/17].

Total: $13.12

I should then receive a rebate check for $15 (for the cleansers) and another for $6 (for the lotion).

First Presidency Statement on Haiti

Friday, January 22, 2010
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement today:

Our hearts are filled with sadness as we have watched the suffering in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake. We turn to the example of Jesus Christ who reached out to “lift up the hands which hang down” and “strengthen the feeble knees.” We are keenly aware that many in America are dealing with economic challenges caused by the recession. However, we are appealing to members to donate to Church Humanitarian Services as their means allow in order to help our Haitian brothers and sisters. Many have already contributed and others are anxious to do so.

Money is not the only need in Haiti. People are frightened, bewildered, and wholly uncertain about their future. In addition to what people can do in helping with food, water and shelter, there needs to be a calming influence over that troubled nation. We invite our people everywhere to supplicate God for a spirit of calm and peace among the people as urgent aid and reconstruction efforts continue.

(source link HERE, from ldsnewsroom.lds.org)

Donations to LDS Humanitarian Services - Emergency Response can be made online HERE.

Be Ready Utah - Earthquake Preparedness

Here is a link to the Be Ready Utah - Earthquake Preparedness page.

You will also find lots of other great preparedness info and documents at the main page, BeReadyUtah.gov.

What I'm Buying - Sunflower Market 1/20

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Here's what I picked up at Sunflower Market this morning:

(3) green leaf lettuce, on sale .88 each
(2) bunches green onions, on sale .50 each
(2) bunches cilantro, on sale .50 each
(2) bunches Italian parsley, on sale .50 each
(3.8) lbs roma tomatoes, on sale .69/lb
(2) sweet onions, on sale .88/lb

I did not use any coupons.

Total: $9.68

What I'm Buying - Maceys 1/20

Here's what I picked up at Maceys today:

(4) Fritos chips, on sale 1.77
(3) Green Giant frozen boxed vegetables, on sale 1.38 (.88 after in-store coupon, .55 after manufacturer coupon)
(4) Hunts Snack Pack pudding 4pk, on sale .88
(4) Pillsbury Grands! biscuits, on sale 1.38 (.88 after in-store coupon, .38 after manufacturer coupon)
(3) Progresso Classics soup, on sale 1.38 (.88 after in-store coupon, .52 after coupon)
(1.5) lbs broccoli, on sale .69/lb
(1) 15lb bag russet potatoes, on sale 1.48

I used (1) "Save $5 when you buy 10" store coupon (includes the frozen veggies, soup and biscuits), (1) 1.00/3 printable manufacturer's coupon for the frozen veggies [see list at GrocerySmarts for coupon link], (1) Buy 3 Get 1 Free coupon for the pudding [see January edition of AllYou magazine], (2) 1.00/2 printable manufacturer's coupons for the biscuits [see list at GrocerySmarts for coupon link], and (1) 1.10/3 printable manufacturer's coupon for the soup [see list at GrocerySmarts for coupon link].

Total: $17.77

In Case of Emergency...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
It is hard to sit by and watch the suffering in Haiti and not be able to do much to help. Aid seems to be moving so slowly in getting to those in need. What has struck me the most is that people who initially escaped harm from the earthquake are now in a fight for their lives because they lack clean drinking water! The human body can go for quite some time without food, but only a few days without water.

Please, even if you don't do any other emergency preparations, and even if you have no interest in food storage, at least store some water! Even if it is only one or two 2-liter bottles stashed under the stairs or under a sink - hopefully you'll never have to use it, but you never know when it might just save your life!

Additional Earthquake Preparedness Info

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Here is another link to additional earthquake preparedness information from the US Geological Survey.

The Los Angeles Fire Department has put together an eBook, in PDF format, about earthquake preparedness, which you can access HERE.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together some information HERE.

And here is a link to "Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country: Your Handbook for Earthquakes in Utah" made available (in PDF format) on the Utah Seismic Safety Commission's web site. If you are unable to access the PDF, or would like a printed copy to have on-hand, you can pick up a free copy at several locations (see THIS page for info).

Lastly, if you would like to donate to LDS Humanitarian Services to help with aid to Haiti, you may do so at this link: http://give.lds.org/emergencyresponse, or you may donate at church using a tithing donation slip and writing the amount under "Humanitarian Aid".

More Opportunities at the Murray Cannery

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Another email from the Murray Cannery today:

Sign up now for:
Cream of Mushroom Soup - Friday January 22nd - $27.60
Ground Beef - Thursday February 25th - $54.00

Reminder: As always, meat products may be picked up after 10 days or after March 7th. (Ground Beef)

Shifts start at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm
Each shift is 2 1/4 hours long.

Reservations can be taken in person or by phone. Call 801-266-1460
Reservation request left on voice messaging can not be honored.

As always, please sign up for just one shift per product.
No one under 16 years old.

Help Needed at Murray Cannery

I just got the following email from the Murray cannery:

We are in need of 14 people to help with our welfare assignment tomorrow January 14th. Call the Murray Cannery ASAP if you can help from 7:00 am - 11:00 am or 9:00 - 1:00 pm.

Those who are willing to help may buy up to 3 cases of chili, cream of chicken soup, or chicken chunks.

What I'm Buying - Fresh Market 1/13

Here's what I picked up at Fresh Market today:

(2) Skippy peanut butter, on sale .98
(2) Ronzoni SmartTaste spaghetti, on sale 1.33 (.58 after coupon)
(2) Ronzoni SmartTaste rotini pasta, on sale 1.33 (.58 after coupon)
(1) Yoplait FiberOne yogurt 4ct, on sale 1.50 (.50 after coupon)
(1) Yoplait Yo-Plus Light yogurt 4ct, on sale 1.50 (.50 after coupon)
(2) Pantene shampoo/conditioner, on sale 2.77 (1.27 each after coupon)
(4) Farmland sausage rolls 1lb, on sale 1.00
(4) Farmland sausage links, on sale 1.00
(3) Honeysuckle White 93% lean ground turkey, on sale 2.29
(3) cucumbers, .59 ea

I used (4) .75/1 coupons for the pasta [see SS-12/6], (1) 1.00/1 printable for the FiberOne yogurt [see GroupA at GrocerySmarts], (1) 1.00/1 printable for the Yo-Plus yogurt [see GroupA or GroupB at GrocerySmarts], and (1) 3.00/2 coupon for the Pantene [see P&G-12/27].

Total: $25.65

What I'm Buying - Albertsons 1/13

Here's what I picked up at Albertsons today:

(12) Oscar Mayer lunchables, on sale 1.00 [2 not pictured]
(4) Jolly Time popcorn 3ct, on sale 1.00
(4) Crayola Washables markers 8ct, on clearance 1.49

I used (4) .50/1 coupons for the popcorn [see SS-1/10] and (1) .55/1 printable coupon for one lunchables [no longer available].

I then used my $10 Catalina coupon leftover from last week.

Total: $10.30

I was very surprised because when I walked into the store today, I noticed that all of the end caps and the center aisle displays are gone - even the big display wall right as you walk in the doors! Apparently the final decision has been made, and unless a buyer for the remaining Albertsons is found by mid-February, the stores will close for good. I'm so sad to hear this! :(

What I'm Buying - Sunflower Market 1/13

I was very happy to see the super lean ground beef on sale at Sunflower Market this week! Here's what I picked up this morning:

(20) lbs 93% lean ground beef, on sale 1.97/lb [mine was ground fresh while I waited, because I had requested such a large amount]
(1) Fresh Express garden salad mix, on sale 1.00
(1) pkg Chia seeds, 16.79
(1) Mountain High plain non-fat yogurt, on sale 1.99 (1.24 after coupon)
(1) dark rye flour, 3.19
(1) Nancy's raspberry kefir, on sale 2.99
(2) bunches broccoli, on sale .69/lb
(4) Silk soy yogurts, on sale .79 (.60 each after coupon)

I used (2) .75/1 printable coupons for the yogurts [see GroupA at GrocerySmarts].

Total: $76.63

7.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Haiti

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Haiti this morning. See the story HERE at KSL.

What I'm Buying - Harmons 1/11

Monday, January 11, 2010
I am a very frustrated shopper right now...

I have made a goal to eat better and healthier foods (for lots of various personal and medical reasons). Nothing radical - just trying to cut out white flour, processed sugar, trans fat, soda and saturated fats as much as possible. I'm trying to focus on making whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins the bulk of my daily food intake. So, I've been reading books, and looking at "diet" plans, and building up a list of recipes and menu options.

I made a list of things I wanted to grab at the grocery store this evening. I went to Harmon's because I knew they had a large "whole foods" section where some of the items I needed would be found.

Guess what - it is EXPENSIVE to eat healthy! Ugh - How mixed up is that?!? I came out of Fresh Market this evening with about 5 bags of groceries, for about $21. I came out of Harmon's this evening with 3 bags of groceries, to the tune of over $50! *sigh* This is going to be harder than I thought...

[Now, mind you, I'm not blaming Harmon's for this - this is just how things are in our country right now. It is far cheaper for food manufacturers to produce highly-processed sugary foods than it is to produce nutritionally healthy food. And because there isn't as much demand for some of these items, they are more expensive.]

I'm still new to this, so I'm hoping that as I get better acquainted with some of these items and ingredients, I can find cheaper ways of acquiring them. For instance, some of the specialty flours I think I can actually make myself in my wheat grinder. I just haven't had a chance to go to the grain store [like Kitchen Kneads] to get the raw grains yet. I'm looking into recipes to make my own Ezekiel [multi-grain] bread and whole wheat tortillas. And I haven't shopped around for best prices yet, because I want to make sure these are ingredients that I will continue to use on a regular basis first.

ANYWAY - the whole point of this ramble was just to highlight the differences in the two grocery stops I made tonight, and how much more expensive the "healthy" stuff was...Here's what I picked up:

(1) bag Dole spinach, 2.49
(5) Quaker granola bars 10ct, on sale 1.60 (.50 after in-ad store and manufacturer coupon)
(1) psyllium husk powder, 10.49
(1) whole wheat tortillas, on sale 2.50
(1) loaf Ezekiel bread, 4.19
(1) pkg pearl barley, 1.29
(1) bottle blackstrap molasses, 7.29
(1) pkg soy flour, 2.99
(1) pkg spelt flour, 3.29
(1) pkg Ezekiel wraps, on sale 2.79
(1) bottle kefir [a type of yogurt], 3.99
(1) tub plain yogurt [no starches or gelatin added], 3.29
(1) tub feta cheese crumbles, 2.49

I used (1) $3 off 5 in-ad store coupon [see the Harmons weekly ad flyer], and (2) 1.00/2 printable coupons for the granola bars [see GroupC at GrocerySmarts].

Total: $51.74

What I'm Buying - Fresh Market 1/11

Here's what I picked up at Fresh Market this evening:

(2) Finish dishwasher gelpacs 20ct, on sale 3.79 (1.29 after coupon)
(3) Snyder's chocolate covered pretzel dips, clearanced to .50 each
(3) Western Family cottage cheese, on sale .88
(1) measuring spoons, clearanced to .75
(1) Just My Size nylons 2pk, clearanced to .50
(3) Honeysuckle White ground turkey 1.2lb pkgs, on sale 2.49 ea
(2) gigantic heads green leaf lettuce, 1.49 ea
(3.5) lbs large roma tomatoes, on sale .59/lb

I used (2) 2.50/1 coupons for the dishwasher gelpacs [see SS-1/3].

Total: $21.57

Earthquake Safety

Friday, January 8, 2010
FEMA has put together a web site HERE with a lot of great suggestions on what we can do before, during and after an earthquake to stay as safe as possible.

And HERE is a link to a page listing FEMA's various earthquake safety publications.

Having grown up in Los Angeles until I was 9, and then living in Monterey, CA for two years doing graduate work, I am no stranger to earthquakes. But they don't just happen in California. And you just never know when or where they will strike - I was in a strong earthquake in Cuernavaca, Mexico, in 1999 while doing a semester abroad, and a lesser one in far northern Washington state during my mission.

Having the ground shake under you is always nerve-wracking, but knowing what to do to be safe helps makes the situation a little less scary.

UPDATE: A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern California on Saturday afternoon... Story at CNN

What I'm Buying - Walmart 1/8

Here's what I picked up at Walmart today:

(1) Taste of Home Busy Family Recipes magazine, 5.39
(5) fabric ribbon, clearanced to .50
(3) Kellogg's Raisin Bran cereal, on sale 2.88
(1) Silk soy milk, 2.68
(2) whole milk, 1.66
(1) heavy whipping cream, 1.43

I used (1) 1.00/2 coupon for the Raisin Bran [see RP-1/10, the one that came in this week's mail].

Total: $23.98

I will submit the codes from the boxes of Raisin Bran to redeem for a $10 gift certificate!

What I'm Buying - Harmons 1/8

Here's what I picked up at Harmon's today:

(2) Disney Gummy kids vitamins, on sale 3.49 (2.49 after coupon)
(5) Cap'n Crunch cereal, on sale 1.60 (1.00 ea after coupon)
(1) whole wheat English muffins, 3.69
(1) Flax oil, on sale 4.74
(1) soy protein powder, on sale 10.19
(1) passionflower extract, 11.69
(5) Western Family ranch dip mix, supposed to be .39 but was charged for 6 @ .69 (GRRR!!!)
(4) Western Family Italian dressing mix, on sale .39
(6) Western Family ranch dressing mix, on sale .39

I used the in-ad coupon for 3.00/5 for the Quaker cereal, and then (2) 1.00/1 printable coupons for the vitamins [see GroupA at GrocerySmarts].

Total: $49.93

There were a few things I needed to pick up that were not on sale nor had coupons. I hate paying full price, but sometimes there is no other choice.

Pop Quiz!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Do you know:

1) How to turn off all electricity to your home at the main switch?

2) How to shut off the main water line to your home?

3) How to shut off the main gas line to your home?

4) If your home requires a special wrench to shut off the gas?

4) How to (safely) re-light the pilots on your gas appliances?

These are all things that you may need to be able to do at a moments notice, and under stress, after an earthquake hits. [Utah has experienced several small-scale earthquakes in the past 2 months, with several occurring just last week.]

Two great Catalina coupon deals at Albertson's this week

There are two coinciding Catalina coupon deals this week at Albertsons:

The first is a Buy $20 worth of participating General Mills/Betty Crocker items, and get a $5 Catalina coupon good off your next purchase.

The second is a Catalina offer on Betty Crocker fruit snacks
Buy 3 get $1.50
Buy 4 get $2.50
Buy 5 or more get $3.50

While I haven't had a chance to go to Albertsons yet this week to verify if this is working, here's a possible good deal scenario:

(2) General Mills FiberOne 16.2oz cereal
(2) General Mills cereals on sale (Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Golden Grahams, or 2 more FiberOne cereals)
(4) Betty Crocker fruit snacks (must be the fruit-flavored shapes, not the fruit by foot or gushers or such)
(4) Yoplait YoPlus 4ct yogurts

4 cereals X 1.88
4 fruit snacks x 1.88
4 yogurts x 1.49
= $21.00 (before tax)

(2) 1.00/1 printable coupons for the FiberOne cereal
(1) 1.00/2 insert coupon for the other cereal
(2) .40/1 printable coupons for the fruit snacks
(1) .50/2 insert coupon for the fruit snacks
(4) 1.00/1 insert coupons for the yogurt

21.00 - 7.30 in coupons = 12.70 + tax

Now, get back a $5 Catalina coupon and a $2.50 Catalina coupon. If you factor those back in to the price, it makes it $5.20 for 12 items, or .44 per item!

Even better, use the three doubles coupons in this week's sale ad (the one you get in your mailbox) and save even more! It would make your total about 9.70 + tax, and your final tally $2.20 for 12 items!!!

See the Alberston's list at GrocerySmarts.com for all coupon information/locations.

[Please note that I have not tried the above deal in person - just haven't had a chance to get to the store recently. Also, you can only use 2 printable coupons per item per trip, which I've accounted for in the scenario above, otherwise you'd be able to save even more. But that's okay - we play by the rules!]

If you like Kellogg's Raisin Bran or Frosted Mini Wheats, you don't want to miss this!

Monday, January 4, 2010
Kellogg's has specially marked 30oz boxes of some of their cereals that have codes on them - you can go online and enter the codes, and for every 3 that you enter, you will get a $10 rebate certificate good at participating stores [Target, Walmart, grocery stores, movie theaters, and others].

Walmart has these boxes of cereal on sale for 2.88 each right now. Buy 3 for 8.64 + tax, submit your codes, and you'll get $10 back - you'll actually MAKE money by buying cereal!

See THIS POST at PinchingYourPennies.com for details!

[The SuperWalmart at 54th and Redwood has these cereals in the very back between electronics and toys, on the aisle that leads back to the SiteToStore pickup area. When I was in the other day, I only saw the special packages for Raisin Bran and Frosted Mini Wheats, although supposedly Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes are included in the promo as well. Make SURE the boxes you pick up have the green circle on the front stating that they are part of this promo!]

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year! Just a reminder to go through your coupons and toss all of those that expired yesterday (I had a TON).

It looks like there will be THREE coupon inserts in this weekend's paper - 2 SmartSource and 1 GeneralMills (5 total, if you get your RedPlums in the paper still).

Here is the coupon preview for this weekend at Taylortown Preview.

Sales to be watching for in the next few weeks: cereal, hot cereal, cold medicine and vitamins!

And also coming in January: case lot sales! Smiths and Maceys are rumored to begin their case lot sales next Wednesday, so stay tuned.