Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meijer Deal Picture

This was definitely a better Meijer week! Luckily my mom was here this morning to help with multiple transactions. I got all this at Meijer this morning and spent $29.26 and still have one $5 checkout coupon- so $24.26 for all the stuff in the picture plus bananas that didn't make the picture! There are 2- 24 packs of Ice Mountan Water .5L bottles, 1- 12 pack of Ice Mountain Sport Bottles, 4- 18 oz boxes of Cheerios, 2- Trix, 24- 8oz Kraft cheese (not all for me!), 1 Tropicana Orange Juice (coupon from Quaker deal 2 weeks ago), 6- Pillsbuy crescent rolls, 3- Aunt Millies Healthy Goodness Bread, 1- Garden Fresh Salsa, 1- Garden Fresh Tortilla Chips.

I think that's all.... What a deal! I saved $128.52!! That's around 85% savings!

Meijer Matchups 1/31-2/6- Great deals!

There are some great deals at Meijer this week! I'm just going to put a few of the items that I went and got this morning and get the rest of my matchups on later.

Kraft Cheese- 3 for $5.00- buy 3 get $1 off instantly at register (this works with multiple sets of 3- with 6 you get $2 off, etc.)- use $1 off 2 Kraft cheese coupon- buy 6 cheese ($10-$2 instantly=$8) use 3 coupons ($8-3), pay $5 for 6 Kraft cheese or $0.83 each!
** Only on 1/31- buy 5 Kraft items, get a $5 checkout coupons on your next order *** (thanks Macomb Money Savers!)

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls- 4 for $5.00- use $1 off 2 coupon-
** Bonus thru 2/21 (Thanks Macomb Money Savers! buy 4 Pillsbury refridgerated breads, get $2 back OYNO, buy 5 get $3, buy 6 get 4)** Best deal- buy 6 crescent rolls ($7.50) with (with 3 coupons ($7.50-3), pay $4.50 out of pocket and get a $4 checkout coupon off your next order! **

Aunt Millie's Healthy Goodness Bread- buy 1 get 2 free (my store has these priced at $2.99)- use 3- $0.55 off 1 coupons- pay $1.34 for 3 loaves of bread or $0.45 each!

Ice Mountain Spring Water- 2 for $7- 24 pk .5L bottles (I had a printed coupon but need to find where I got it for a free 12 pack of the sport bottles with the purchase of 2/ 24 packs- I'll keep looking)
** Bonus - buy 2, get $2.00 checkout coupon on your next order, buy 3 get $3, buy 4 get $4**

General Mills Cereals- $2.69 (Trix, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch)- $1.00 off 1- $1.69 each box

Cheerios- $2.69- BIG BOX- $1 off coupon- $1.69 each box

Garden Fresh Salsa & Chips- buy one get one free

If you want to see more Meijer matchups for this week, go to Macomb Money Savers. If you're in West Michigan at a Meijer that does not double coupons, you'll have to figure the difference because this site shows coupons up to $0.50 as doubled.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heads up for a GREAT Kraft cheese deal at Meijer starting Sunday

Check out Macomb Money Savers to see the great deal that starts Sunday at Meijer. Kraft cheese will be on sale starting Sunday 3 for $5.00. Get your $1.00 off 2 Kraft cheese coupons printed here.
There will be $1 off instantly with the purchase of 3 Kraft products (since this is automatic it should do it twice if you get 6). And, if you go on Sunday and purchase 5 Kraft products you will still qualify for the $5.00 checkout coupon on your next purchase!
To get the best deal, buy 6 cheese with 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons- you spends $5 and get a $5 OYNO! Remember- to get the $5.00 OYNO you have to go on Sunday.
We go through tons of cheese in this house so I love a great cheese stockup!

End of the month printing

It's getting to be the end of the month and many coupon sites reset their coupons so make sure to print everything you might use in the next month so you can get multiples when things are on sale! If you like frozen veggies, make sure to print any you find since Meijer usually does the $1 sale every couple weeks. I just checked and my Kraft cheese coupon already reset so I just got 2 more prints- hopefully it will reset again for February!
Betty Crocker
Eat Better America

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hardings Deals

I went to Hardings today to pick up cheese since they had it on sale for 3 for $6- and then a free Nabisco snack cracker when you buy 3. I bought 6 Kraft cheese and used 3- $1 off 2 coupons and then a $2 off 2 Nabisco cracker coupon to get a great deal.
Before coupons and sales this would have been $26.32, after coupons and discounts it was $7.00! That's a 73.4% savings!

More Huggies Enjoy the Ride Codes

Here are two more codes worth 5 points each!


Thanks Hip 2 Save & My Frugal Adventure!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards Codes

Here are a couple more codes I found on Hip 2 Save.


Also, if you're entering codes from Pull-ups, make sure you enter the code at the Enjoy the Ride site but also at the So You Think You Can Dance site. You enter the code as usual at Enjoy the Ride but then use the same code on the other site to see if you won anything. If you don't win (I had a bunch of Pull-ups codes and didn't win a thing) you get another code to enter at the Enjoy the Ride site for 10 bonus points!

Home Made Simple

Go to Home Made Simple to order a free coupon book for lots of great coupons on Febreeze, Cascade, Dawn, Swiffer, Cascade, Mr. Clean and more!

New Kraft Coupons

Kraft has some new coupons available
Save $1/4 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (use at Meijer this week to make the Kraft deal even better)
Save $1/1 Velveeta Cheese
Save $1/2 Planters Mixed Nuts
Save $1/2 Capri Suns
Save $1/1 Grated Parmesan Cheese
Save $1/1 Oscar Mayer Meats
Save $1/1 Oscar Mayer Bologna
Save $1/1 Claussen Pickles
Save $1/2 Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Make sure to get your prints while you can so you have them for later matchups!

Kraft First Taste

I would highly recommend joining Kraft First Taste to get high value Kraft coupons on new products. This week I just got (in the mail) coupons for their new Digiorno 200 Calorie pizza- one free product and one $1.50 off coupon. You have to register and then check the site periodically for offers available- this is the first one that has been mailed- the rest have been printable coupons. After trying the product make sure you go in and review it to make sure the offers keep coming. Let me know what offers you have if you join!

Meijer Matchups 1/24-1/30

Meijer Matchups- I'm just putting what I found to be the best deals this week. It's a Meijer brand sale week so there aren't as many coupon matchups. As you have seen, the past couple weeks I have stocked up so I'm trying to take it easy.

MBQ means Meijer Mealbox coupon- I usually save the Mealbox coupons as a PDF early in the week because they sometimes disapper.

When you are using the Mealbox Coupons, give them to the cashier FIRST and then give manufacturer's coupons.

Koolaid Jammers- on sale 3/ $5- use 1 - get $1 off 2 Meijer coupon found in the Lunch Box pamphlet in some stores- ** $3.00 off instantly when you buy 3 ** 3 without coupon would be $0.67 each 10 pack- 3 with $1 off 2 coupon would be $0.33 each **

Pillsbury Catalina Promo! ** Buy 4 Pillsbury breads, crescents, cookies, breadsticks, pizza crusts, loaves, biscuits and dinner rolls get $2.00 Catalina on your next order, buy 5 get $3.00, buy 6 get $4.00 **

Pillsbury Breads- $1.69- on sale this week- $1.00 off 2 (you need to register to print coupons, or here
*Buy 6 with 3 $1.00 off 2 coupons you pay $7.14 and get $4.00- that’s $1.22 a loaf*

Pillsbury Biscuits- $1.09 price drop – buy 6, use 3 $1.oo off 2, or here
*You pay $3.54 out of pocket and get a $4.00 OYNO coupon!*
Thanks! Give Me Neither!

Buitoni Pasta Sauce or Parmesan Cheese $2.69- $1.00 off coupon (must register)- $1.69 each - also MBQ for $1.00 off 5 to make it even less

Meijer Canned Vegetables- 3 for $1.00

Meijer Pasta 12-16 oz various- 2 for $1.00

Milk- $2 (limit 4)

Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes- 2 for $5.00- use MBQ for $1.00 off 2-
$2.00 each when you buy 2

Kraft Cream Cheese- $1.69 – use $1.00 off 3 MBQ coupon-
$1.36 each when you buy 3 with MBQ coupon
** KRAFT Promo (good through 1/31 Buy 5 Kraft food items, receive $5.00 checkout coupon OYNO- best deal- buy 5 with 1 coupon- spend $7.45 ($1.49 each), get $5 OYNO, OR buy 6 with 2 MBQ spend $8.14 ($1.36 each), get $5.00 OYNO

Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise- $2.49- MBQ for $1.00 off 2-
$1.99 each when you buy 2 w/MBQ

Vitamins (lots of different types)- Buy one get one free (identical item)- Including Disney Cars Gummy Vitamins (our favorite!)-Use various $1.00 & $2.00 coupons in last Sunday’s paper
Disney Cars Vitamins- $5.99 each- use 2- $1.00 coupon from the paper or previously on and you get 2 bottles for $3.99 total! (YES, you can use 2 coupons on buy one get one offers!

Skinny Cow Ice Cream truffles - $3.99 (price drop)$1.00 off printable
MBQ $1.00 off 2
$2.49 each when you buy 2

There are also a bunch of Meijer brand items on sale for $1.00 and if you buy 10 you get the 11th free. You can check the Meijer ad online or check one of the other blogs listed below if you want more specifics.

Sorry it's posted so late! If you want to see other Meijer matchups this week that might be more complete go to Spectacular Savings or Macomb Moneysavers!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards

** Update ** Some of these are expired but if you keep going down the list there are still some good ones **
Huggies created a rewards program last year very similar to Pampers Gifts to Grow where you can earn points towards gift certificates, toys and other merchandise. Most Huggies products now have a sticker inside the box or package that has an Enjoy the Ride Rewards code. Each code on the product can be used once. You can also earn points on the Enjoy the Ride website from watching videos and taking polls. Listed below are a bunch of codes that I have found on other blogs that can be entered once per customer. Some of them may no longer be valid, but this should be a great start to earning points!

You can go to Enjoy the Ride Rewards to register to start entering points.











Thanks to Hip 2 Save, Who Said Nothing in Life is Free and Couponing to Disney for these codes!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hardings Matchups

Since the sales at Meijer are not looking so great this week, I think I'll be stopping at Hardings for a couple things...

Kraft Cheese- 3 for $6.00 - plus get free Nabisco crackers with purchase of 3
Best deal- Buy 6 cheese- use 3- $1 off 2 coupons, get 2 free crackers
** $1.50 each when you buy 6 with 3 coupons PLUS 2 free Nabisco crackers **

Post Cereal- Raisin Bran $2
Use $2 off Post Raisin Bran coupon
** FREE **

more to come...

This Week's Matchups

This week Meijer is doing a Meijer brand sale so there aren't as many good deals. I'll have a few of the deals up in the next day or so and will also have a couple Hardings and Target matchups as well. Keep checking the blog!

Printable Coupons & Free Samples

Here are some of the latest printable coupons and free samples that I've found the past few days... Most of the coupons can be printed twice- the Post cereal seems to only be printing one time.

$0.65 off Daisy Cottage Cheese

$0.55 Breakstone Sour Cream or here

$1 off 2 Kraft Natural Cheese or Cracker Barrel Cheese

$2.00 off Post Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran or Grape Nuts
Register on lower left side of page- coupon will be emailed to you

Cottonelle Aloe & Vitamin E Toilet Paper 12 pk
$1.00 off
Combine with $1.00 off at Target

Suave Kids Wash
$0.50 off
sign up- can play game or just print coupon

Free Kashi Sample

$0.50 off Halls

Buy on sub get one free at Subway
You have to create your sub and then a coupon gets emailed to you

Thanks Hip 2 Save & Printable Coupons and Deals!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Kraft $1 off 2 cheese coupon

Hurry and go to to print out $1 off 2 Kraft Natural cheese coupons. Make sure to get your two prints now before they're gone! There's also a $.55 on Breakstone's sour cream coupon.

Meijer is still doing a $5 checkout coupon with the purchase of 5 Kraft cheese products through 1/31 so hopefully this will match up with a sale next week!

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

Nabisco Rebate-- Moneymaker!

I found the Keep the Jingle in your Holiday $10 rebate from Nabisco online again today. It's good on Nabisco cracker purchases from 12/01/2009 thru 01/31/2010. Meijer has their Wheat Thins & Triscuits either on sale or price drop for $2.00 this week, and if you can get multiple prints of the $2.00 off 2 Nabisco crackers coupon you can get 10 free Nabisco crackers after rebate (if you can get 5 coupons printed). The picture on the coupon is of Ritz crackers, but the coupon says Nabisco crackers so it should be good on any Nabisco crackers (it's worked fine for me).

** Update ** I was just scrolling through the Meijer Mealbox for updates and they added a $1.00 off 3 Nabisco Snack Crackers coupon! Use 3 of those and make the deal a moneymaker!

Meijer picture of the week

Not as good as last week, but still pretty impressive... 4 boxes of Quaker instant oatmeal packets, 2 large Quaker instant oats, 6 Starkist tuna pouches, 5 Nabisco Cars grahams, 1 new flavor of wheat thins, Tropicana orange juice, bananas, and 2 boxes of Lipton tea.

I spent $8.62 out of pocket and saved $55.90- That's a savings of 86.64%... and I got a checkout coupon for another free Tropicana orange juice. This purchase also puts me at my 10 Nabisco cracker items to qualify for the Keep the jingle in your holiday rebate, so I'll be getting $10 back from Nabisco.

How did you do this week? Please email me your pictures along with how much you spent and saved!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Target Huggies Pure & Natural Coupon

Target just added a $3.00 off Huggies Pure & Natural coupon- this is a Target coupon so it will go great with the $2.50 off manufacturer's coupon on!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Meijer Mealbox

Meijer Mealbox coupons are printable store coupons on the Meijer website. They are added and removed constantly and they always have varied expiration dates. You can print the coupons as many times as you want. It's best to give the cashier the Mealbox coupons first to avoid the coupon beeping...
Hot Coupon World has a coupon generator for Meijer coupons that allows you to print multiple copies of the same coupon on the same page- I'm not sure how often it's updated, but it can help save paper...
More to come on Mealbox coupons later!

What to do when a Catalina doesn't print...

When you are expecting a Catalina coupon (checkout coupon off your next order) and you know you purchased the correct items, say something to the cashier. Meijer has handled this two different ways for me. The first time I was shorted a Catalina the cashier gave me a handwritten form for the dollar amount I was expecting off my next order. The most recent time I had to go the service desk and I was given printed coupons- I can't recall the exact terminology but it was a Customer Satisfaction Certificate or something of that sort. I had been expecting to receive 3- $3 checkout coupons because I did multiple transactions, and they ended up giving me 4- $2.50 coupons- so I ended up getting an even better deal!

Macomb Money Savers also has a posting on this topic- they give the contact info for the company directly that you should be able to call if there is a problem.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How I get coupons...

I get most of my coupons online, but I also started emailing companies a couple months ago after I found a posting on Couponing to Disney's blog. I contact companies to compliment then on their products and usually receive coupons. I'd recommend that if you start doing this, keep a list or a spreadsheet including what company you contacted, when you contacted them, and then what they respond back to you and then what you end up getting. Once you start sending out the compliments it's easy to lose track of who you have already contacted.

I've received tons of freebies this way- 2 free packs of Huggies diapers, free trash bags, free cleaning products, free coupons off food and other high value coupons.

You can check out Couponing to Disney's website to see all of her contacts. It's great way to save lots of money!

Check out the printable coupons sidebar on my blog to see where I find most of my printable coupons. If I know that I need a particular product at the store, I often will find their website and see if they also may have printable coupons. Yesterday I needed batteries, and Energizer had a $1.00 coupon on their website that I was able to use.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My first Meijer Matchups 1/17-1/23

Welcome to my Meijer matchups! This is my first weekly matchup posting so please be patient as I figure out how to best do these... In order to get the best deals, many of these use manufacturer coupons with Meijer coupons. In addition, the transaction may generate Catalina coupons, which are coupons off your next shopping order (OYNO).

Most manufacturer's coupons can be printed twice from each computer. You will have to use your browser's back button to get the second print- you may have to press back a couple times to get the second coupon. My matchups this week are just going to be the best deals I see that can be done using printable coupons. If you have coupons from the paper, check them first to see if you might have something better. In the upcoming weeks, I'll add coupons from the paper.

MBQ means Meijer Mealbox coupon- I usually save the Mealbox coupons as a PDF early in the week because they sometimes disapper.

When you are using the Mealbox Coupons, give them to the cashier FIRST and then give manufacturer's coupons.

**BONUS- buy any combination of 5 Quaker cereals or bars, get a checkout coupon for a free Tropicana 59-64 oz orange juice on your next order **

Quaker Oatmeal 18 oz- quick or old fashion - $1.49
$1.00 printable print 2 per computer
**New $1 off link**
MBQ $1.00 off 2

Quaker Instant Oatmeal - $1.99
use same coupon (4 for best price) $1.00 printable (print 2 per computer)
MBQ $2.00 off 4
**$0.49 each when you buy 4**

Quaker Granola Bars - $2.09 (price drop)
-$1.00 off 2 printable
**$1.59 each when you buy 2**

Starkist Tuna - $1.79
$1.00 printable
MBQ $0.75 off 1
** $.04 each **

Del Monte Vegetables - $0.69
$1.00 off 4 printable
MBQ $1.00 off 5
**$0.29 each when you buy 5**

Orville Redenbacher's Microwave Popcorn - $1.59
$2.00 off 2 printable coupon (on page 7- Save a Lot's website but this is a manufacturer coupon so Meijer should accept it)
**$0.59 each when you buy 2**

Select Kelloggs Cereals (Frosted Mini Wheats, Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes) - $2.50
** Buy 4 of these cereals, get $2.00 off instantly at register **
$1.50 off 2
** $1.25 each when you buy 4 with 2 coupons **

Skinny Cow Ice Cream truffles - $3.99 (price drop)
$1.00 off printable
MBQ $1.00 off 2
** $2.49 each when you buy 2 **

Nabisco Cars Teddy Graham (others probably same price)- $2.00 (price drop)
$2.00 off 2 printable
** $1.00 each when you buy 2 boxes **

Huggies Diapers and Wipes deals!

Huggies Diapers or Pullups jumbo pack- $8.97
** Bonus ** Buy 2 Huggies products, get $3.00 coupon at register off your next purchase ** Buy 3, get $4.00 (better deal if you just buy 2)
$2.50 off Pure & Natural Diapers, $2.00 off Huggies Diapers printable or same coupons here - can print coupons two times from each of those sites
$6.47 each if you use the $2.50 coupon and considering $3 back it would be $4.97
$6.97 each if you use the $2.00 coupon and considering the $3 back it would be $5.47

Huggies Wipes (I'm not sure the instore price I think usually around $2.19)
$0.75 off one printable or here
The ad doesn't specify the side of the Huggies products purchased so you might be able to make money on this deal- If the wipes are $2.19 and you use 2 $0.75 coupons, you would spend $2.88 and get a $3.00 Catalina-- I'll try this sometime this week and let you know- if anyone tries it before me please add a comment!

**NOTE- if you are expecting to get a Catalina off your purchase you can't use a previously earned Catalina for the same deal- Example- you can't try the diaper deal two times and use the $3 earned from the first on the second transaction**

Thanks to Macomb Money Savers and Printable Coupons and Deals

Friday, January 15, 2010

Tracking Savings

I found a great spreadsheet at The Coupon Project that tracks the amount you save each month using coupons and shopping sales. It also tracks the percentage saved which is a great motivation. Click on Savings Tracker below to get the Excel spreadsheet.
Savings Tracker

I'm a blogger!

Welcome to my new blog! I figured I'd finally make my own blog to share the deals I find and to help save you money. This will be a work in progress for a little while, but hopefully I can pass on some deals for you.

Meijer Trip 01/13

I went back to Meijer Wednesday because I found some deals I couldn't pass up. I ended up with 6 Lance snack crackers, 7 bags of Birds Eye steamfresh veggies, 3 Betty Crocker frostings, 12 Dannon yogurts, 2 Pillsbury grands biscuits, 4 Gerber baby food 2pks, 7 boxes of Ronzoni smart taste pasta, 7 bags of Chex mix, 3 bags of Dole salad and a bag of croutons.
I spent $9.93 and SAVED $72.07 and I got a $2.00 checkout coupon off my next purchase. I wish Meijer did great sales like this every week!