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Albertsons Matchup 4/11 – 4/17

12 Apr

Here are my favorite coupon matchups and deals for this week at Albertsons!  Let us know if you found something I missed!!

Maxwell House Coffee 34.5 oz – $4.99
Friday-Sunday Only
Use $0.60/1 Maxwell House 04/01 SS Insert (exp 05/01)
Final Price: $4.39

International Delight Creamer 16oz – $1.99
Use $1/2 Int. Del. Creamer 03/25 SS insert (exp 4/30)
Final Price: $1.49 each

Cure 81 Ham Steaks – $2.59
Use $2/1 Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Ham 03/25 SS Insert (exp 05/28)
Final Price: $.59 each!

Complete Spaghetti Dinner – $8.99
Includes: Skinner Pasta 12 oz, Mezzetta Pasta Sauce 24.5-25 oz, Fresh French Bread, Fresh Express Garden Salad 12 oz, Kraft Salad Dressing 8 oz, Single Layer Lemon Cake

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls 5 ct – $1.00
Use $0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls 04/01 SS Insert (exp 06/23)
or $0.30/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls 02/05 GM Insert (exp 04/28)
Final Price: $.70+ ($.10 each if your store triples!)

Pillsbury Crescents 4 ct – $1.00
Use $0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 01/29 SS Insert (exp 04/21)
or $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
Final Price: $.75 each wyb 2 ($.50 each if your store doubles the $.50/2)

Pillsbury Grands 5 ct – $1.00
Use $0.40/3 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 04/01 SS Insert (exp 06/23)
or $0.30/2 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits 02/05 GM Insert (exp 04/28)
Final Price: $.83 each wyb 3 ($.55 each if your store triples the $.30)

Kellogg’s Krave or Crunchy Nut Cereal – $2.00
Use $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Select Cereal, 11 oz+ 04/01 RP Insert (exp 05/13)
Final Price: $1.30

Bounty Basic Paper Towels – $5.99
Use $1/1 Bounty Basic Towels 04/01 P&G Insert (exp 04/30)
Final Price: $4.99

No coupons, but still nice deals!

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 6.6-8oz – $.99 each (limit 3)

Dryers Ice Cream 48oz – $2.99

B1G1 Fresh Express Garden Salad $1.99
*if you play monopoly, I have seen a $.50 coupon, use 2 if you can!


Coupon Lingo

11 Apr

If you are new to couponing, you may be looking at blogs, weekly matchups, and shopping scenarios asking what does BOGO or WYB mean?  Here is a list of commonly used abbreviations in the coupon world!!

  • BOGO or B1G1 – Buy one get one
  • DND – Do Not Double (a coupon that cannot be doubled)
  • ECBorECBs – Extra Care Bucks (CVS)
  • GM – General Mills Insert
  • MFG or MFR – Manufacturer
  • MIR – Mail in rebate
  • MM – Money Maker
  • OOP – Out of Pocket, cash paid at time of transaction
  • OYNO – On your next order
  • OYNP – On your next purchase
  • Overage – When the value of the coupon exceeds the price of the item.
  • PEELIE – A coupon found on a package or item
  • PG or P&G – Proctor and Gamble Insert
  • PRINTABLE – Printable coupon
  • PSA – Prices starting at
  • RP – Redplum Coupon insert
  • RR or RRs – Register Rewards (Walgreens)
  • SS – Smart Source Coupon Insert
  • STACK – Using a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon for the same item
  • WYB – When you buy
  • WYS – When you spend

Is there one you have seen that I don’t have listed?  Just ask!

Tide Stain Release CVS $.58 each!

1 Apr

Always pays to check the clearance section anywhere you go!  I went to CVS and these were clearanced to $1.25 each! I was so excited because I knew I had a $1.50 any Tide Stain release coupon, and then I was crushed to find out it expired yesterday!  Today’s P&G insert has $2/3 making this still a great deal at $.58 each!!  Check with your CVS today before these are gone!

Oh and be sure to scan your CVS card at the Coupon Machine!  Today is quarterly rewards day, and your Extra Care bucks will print out there!

Kroger $4.43!!

30 Mar

Had to school the manager at Kroger on the coupon policy this morning, but after she realized I was right, she was very nice.  (pretty rude before that point)  Either way, I shouldn’t have a problem with her next time.  Went to the store with only the Advil in mind and found some other great deals!


(2) Febreeze Air Effects $1.49ea   (WYB 4 Participating items)
Used (2) $1.00/1 Febreeze Air Effect (P&G mailer)
Total: $.98 for both

(6) Brillo Estracell Sponge Wipes $.49ea (WYB 4 Participating items)
Used (3) $1.00/2 Brillo Estracell 1/29 RP (exp 3/31)
Total: FREE + .06 overage

(9) Advil Congestion Relief 1ct $1.79ea
Used (9) $2.00/1 Any Advil Congestion 2/19 or 3/25 RP
Total: FREE + $1.89 overage

(2) Air Wick Candles $1.99ea   (not an awesome buy, but I needed some candles)
Used (1) $2.00/2 Air Wick Candles 3/18 SS (exp 4/15)
Total $1.98

(4) Aveeno Pomegranate Smoothing Body Wash CLEARANCED $1.99 ea (reg $6.99)
Used (2) $2.00/2 Aveeno Products 2/26 SS (exp 4/15)
Total $3.96

Total for all items pictured above   $4.43

Happy Saving!

Albertsons $6.73!! 3-23

23 Mar

Great trip to Albertsons this week!

4 Bottles of Purex Laundry detergent $4.49 BOGO
Used (4) $.50/1 coupons that double to $1.00 ea
Total paid for Purex – $4.98 or $1.25 each

20 Yakisoba Noodles Reg $1.39 on sale $.89 ea
Used (20) $.50/1 Yakisoba coupons that double to $1 ea
All 20 FREE

9 Dawn Dish Detergent Reg $1.49 on sale $.99 ea
Used (2) $.50/1 coupons from P&G mailer that double to $1 ea
Used (7) $.25/1 coupons from P&G mailer that triple to $.75 ea
Total paid for Dawn – $1.75 or $.19 ea

Below are a few other great deals that I bought at Albertsons this week.

Crystal Light 2/$3
Used $1/2 coupon from last week
Makes them $1 ea

Bayer Advanced Asprin 24ct Reg $3.99 Clearanced to $1.99
Use $1/1 Bayer (sorry I clip my coupons, so I do not know the date of
the insert)
Makes them $.99 ea

15lb box Catfish Nuggets Reg $29.99 on Sale $14.70

Skinner noodles $.59ea

CVS Beginners Shopping Scenarios 3-25-12!!

22 Mar

This post is designed specifically for people ready to find out what couponing is all about.  People who want to get started, but really don’t know where to begin.  All the coupons needed below can be found in THIS WEEKS Sunday paper….3/25/12!!  Grab a double Sunday paper this week, they are $5, and you can get one at CVS Sunday morning!

Below is a list of a few transactions in order.  Be sure to separate the transactions for maximum savings.  At CVS this is called “Rolling” Extra Care Bucks.   Don’t feel awkward approaching the counter and separating your transactions.  The cashiers deal with it all the time…trust me.  There are extreme couponers everywhere….so much so that I suggest you get up early on Sunday, grab your paper and try to be at CVS by the time it opens!  Check with your CVS, some will start their sales Saturday night.  If you wait too long…some things may be gone!!  CVS deals run from Sunday through Saturday.

Here is a little Coupon lingo you may need for this.
OOP – Out of Pocket (What you will pay at the register)
WYB – When you buy   WYS – When you spend
B1G1 or BOGO – Buy one get one
ECB – Extra Care Bucks (Bucks that you will get back at the end of a transaction that can be used at CVS)
RP – That is the Red Plum insert in the newspaper
PG – Proctor and Gamble insert in the newspaper
SS – Smart Source insert in the newspaper

Your first stop ALWAYS when entering CVS should be the coupon machine.  You can scan your CVS card and coupons will print.  Scan it a couple times until it says there are no more left.  These you can use along with manufacturers coupons.  Also of the time $3 off your purchase of $15 or $4 off your purchase of $20 coupons will print.  These are great because the amount spent is based on your subtotal BEFORE coupons!!  If you get one of these, I’ve shown you below what transactions to bunch together to get to your subtotal, you will still get all your ECB back!

Transaction 1
Buy 1 Gold Emblem Speckled Jelly Beans $.99
Buy 2 Mars Easter Eggs or Bunny singles 2/$1
Total oop: $1.99
Get Back $1.99 ECB

Transaction 2
Buy 2 Colgate 360 Toothbrushes $2.99 ea
Use (2) $.40/1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush
Use $1.99 ECB from Transaction 1
Total oop $3.19
Get back $4.00 ECB

Transaction 3
Buy 2 Colgate Optic White toothpaste 4oz $3.99 ea
Use (2) $.75/1 Colgate Optic White exp 3/31
Use $4.00 ECB from transaction 2
Total oop $2.48
Get back $4.00 ECB

*If you only want to buy one single  newspaper, then change transactions 2 and 3 to 1 item each and you will get back $2 ECB instead of $4.*

Transaction 4
Buy 1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor $9.99
Use $4/1 Schick razor found in this Sundays paper
Use $4.00 ECB from Transaction 3
Total oop $1.99
Get back $4.00 ECB
(No limit is shown on this deal, so as many $4 off coupons you have, you can keep this rolling)

If you get a $3/$15 coupon at the machine, bunch together Transaction 2 and Transaction 4 before you do transaction 3.  Your total out of pocket for transaction 2&4 will be $2.18 instead of  $5.18 and you will get back $8 ECB.

If you get a $4/$20 coupon, bunch together Transactions 1, 3 and 4!  Add a “filler” item (something for 25 cents or so to get to the $20 subtotal)   You will get back $9.99 in ECB and your out of pocket will be $2.46 instead of $6.46!

You will be left with some ECB at the end!  here are a couple of my favorite deals this week to use your ECB on!!

Pamper your man deal!
Buy Axe Deodorant 2/$9
Use $1/1 Deodorant 3/25 RP
Buy Axe Shower Gel 2/$9
Use $1/1 Axe Shower Gel 3/25 RP
Buy 2 Mens Dove deodorant 2/$7
Use (2) $1/ Dove Mens Deodorant 3/25 RP
Total $12.00 (Use any ECB you have here)
Get Back $5 ECB wys $15 on the above items (Before Qpons)
Total $7 for all 4 items…or $1.75 each

Halls Cough Drops 2/$3
Use $1/2 Halls in this weeks paper
Pay $2 for 2
Get back $1 ECB
$.50 each

B1G1 Colgate Cavity Protection, Whitening w/Baking soda/peroxide 6.4oz, Kids 4.6oz or plus toothbrush
There are coupons in this weeks paper for some of these items!

Select General Mills Cereals $2.44

Wisk Laundry Detergent $4.99
Use $1/1 in this Sunday paper
Final $3.99

Mens and Ladies Speed Stick $1.99ea
Use $1/1 in the Sunday paper
Final $.99 ea

Have fun!! Let me know how you did!

Tom Thumb $2.26!! ($.12 per item)

21 Mar


Nissin Big Cup Noodles regularly $.79 ea on sale 2/$1
Bought 9 and used (3) $1/3 coupons
$.16 each or $1.50 for all 9

Always Panty liners $.99
Bought 6 and Used (6) $.50/1 that double
All 6 packs FREE

New York Texas Toast Croutons regularly $1.79 on sale $.99 ea
Bought 4 and used (4) $.40/1 coupons that double
$.19 each or $.76 for all 4

Total $2.26

Remember: At Tom Thumb they will only double/triple 1 like coupon per transaction.  If you want to buy multiple items with coupons that double/triple you have to separate into different transactions.  I suggest the self checkout so you don’t hold up the line!