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Friday, April 30, 2010

Yoplait Greek Yogurt Coupon

Below is a link for 0.45 off one Yoplait Greek Yogurt. Kroger has these on sale for $1 and the coupon will double making for .10 yogurt! As it turns out, Nathan and I both think this yogurt is kind of gross, but Marcus LOVES it!! :0) So if nothing else, it makes for a cheap treat for the kids.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010


This Saturday - ONE DAY ONLY - you an get one of the greatest cereal deals I have seen in a while. I try not to pay more than $1-1.50 for a box of name-brand cereal, but this sale beats all (other than free anyway).

At Jewel-Osco there will be one Kellogg's cereal Catalina ending on Saturday and another one beginning on Saturday, so both will be printing out on that day only.

The first CAT works when you buy 4 Kellogg's cereals and you get a $4 CAT.

According to Couponer's Wanted, the $4 CAT deal includes the following products:

-Kelloggs Corn Flakes (7-24oz. any flavor)
-Frosted Flakes (14-27.5 oz)
-Smorz (10.5 oz)
-Raisin Bran (15-25.5 oz)
-Kelloggs Raisin Bran Extra (14 oz) or Raisin Bran Crunch (18.2-25.5 oz)
-Kellogg's All-Bran (13.2-18.3 oz., any flavor)
-Apple Jacks (8.7-21.7 oz)
-Cocoa Krispies(8.8-16.5 oz)
-Corn Pops (9.2-21/4 oz)
-Cracklin' Oat Bran (17 oz.)
-Crispix (12-17.9 oz)
-Froot Loops (8.7oz-21.7 oz)
-Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites (14.5 oz. any flavor)
-Frosted Mini- Wheats Bite Size Cereal (16-24oz. any flavor)
-Honey Smacks (15.3 oz.)
-Jumbo Rice Krispies (11.2 oz.)
-Keebler Cookie Crunch (10.5 oz)
-Rice Krispies (9-24oz.)
-Smart Start (14.7-17.5 oz., any flavor)
-Special K (7-18 oz., any flavor)
-Kellogg's Pop Tarts and Toaster Pastries 12 ct. any flavor

The $3 CAT alert says that it is valid on "Any Kelloggs cereals 8oz or larger 5/1-5/14"

Buy 3, Get $2 CAT
Buy 4, Get $3 CAT
Buy 5 or more, Get $4 CAT

The only cereals pictured on this alert were Mini-Wheats, Special K, and Corn Flakes, but it says "ANY," so it should work on anything from the list above.

So, I would hunt down some Kellogg's coupons to make the most of this, then go buy 4 Kellogg's cereals for $12 (- any coupons) and get back $7 in CATs. Then do it over and over until you have enough cereal to last your fam a long time :0)

There is a $1.50 off 2 boxes coupon here

If you stick to those cereals or others you have coupons for your OOP would only be $9.00, still get $7 in CATs so each box would be 0.50! Then take your $7 in CATs to pay for your next 4 boxes so your OOP will only be $2. Then do it over and over. The cashiers are really nice there and do not care.

Sadly I cannot take advantage of this one as we will be out of town so STOCK UP for me :0) If I were you, I would not leave Jewel with less than 20 boxes of cereal unless you run out of time, coupons or they run out of cereal. Since I try not to take random trips to Bloomington, maybe you can combine this with a date night out!

OH! One last thing. You have to have a Jewel preferred card for the CATs to print. To save time, go to jewel's website and sign up for one that you can print out and take with you.

Kroger sales for the week 04/29-05/05

This list of Kroger items only includes the items I think are a good price. I have a mental list of good prices and "stock-up" prices -- and there is a difference. I will let you know in a side comment if it is my "strike price" for stocking up. For their full list, check their ad.


1.Load your Shortcuts and Cellfire Coupons before going out.
2.You do not have to buy 2 of B1G1 items to get the sale price.
3.You do NOT need to buy all 10 items to get 10/$10, each will ring up as $1.
4.Most Kroger stores double coupons that are .50¢ or less.
5.When I "stock up" on something, I buy at LEAST 10.

Milk $2.50/gal

Gatorade 0.79

Boneless skinless chicken breasts 1.97

Oikos Greek yogurt 4/$5 - only if you have a $1 off one coupon (some were printing at the register the last couple weeks)

Tropicana OJ 2.38 (REALLY great deal if you have a BOGO coupon - sadly I already used mine)

Pillsbury Grands/crescents/cin rolls 10/$10 - so here comes the deal with the .70/1 coupon I mentioned yesterday. Makes for .30 crescents and that is an AWESOME price. I would stock up now if you use these!

Green Giant frozen veggies 10/$10 - 0.50 printable coupon here AND load ecoupon to your kroger card at the above sites. Should make for very cheap or even free veggies.

#1 mini carrots $1

Lawry's Season All Salt (a grilling season MUST on this farm!) 2/$3 - use $1 coupon from Red Plum

That's it for this week in my opinion! While writing this post I realized a few "lessons" would have been good to have first. So for now do what you can with the info and hopefully you'll learn how to maximize the savings later -- sorry for the reverse order.

IGA coupon match-up

Sorry this is so last minute, but I do not usually get coupon inserts from the Sunday paper (shocking, I know).

The Red Plum insert has a coupon for Prarie farms yogurt B2-G1 free. The IGA has an in-store coupon 3/0.99 and they can both be used together. So I got 4 yogurts for 0.99. You could probably just get the 3 and pay 0.66, but we like yogurt so I got 4.

Also, there was a McCormick coupon to save $1 on ANY McCormick seasoning blend, spice, herb, etc... It can be used on taco seasoning to make it free at most stores (not sure about IGA's price though).

Next week I plan to get this to you earlier than Thursday :0)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lessons are Coming

Today Nathan & I discussed what I should write about on this blog and he said I should host "lessons" on how to live well w/o spending a lot of money, target prices for stocking up on products, how to store the "stockpiles" :0) and whatever else I think of. So, this is just to give you a heads-up that in May I am going to start these lessons. If you have any specific topic you want me to discuss, please e-mail me and let me know! Also, if there are certain products you are looking to cut costs with, e-mail me and I will focus on those first.


one confession before I sign off:
I could not stop myself from going back to Jewel today (was meeting Abbie in Bloomington anyway, so it was not an extra trip) and I bought another 40 cans of soup (all went home with Abbie) and 21 boxes of popcorn (she took 8) all for about $2.00 -- and I still have $13 in CATs for Jewel to use later. I seriously have a problem. On the other hand, I see a lot of "movie & popcorn" nights coming up at our house!


This link was published for my sister Erin, but I hope some other organic families can use these too! Organic coupons are not as easy to find as non-organic coupons. Some of these may say only redeemable at "Earthfare", but they are manufacture coupons so any store should accept them - and keep in mind Kroger doubles up to 0.50 (making it $1)! Just click or copy & paste the link below. Thanks to Moneysavingmom for finding it for me :0)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

$0.70/1 any Pillsbury Crescents

Here is one coupon I just printed. Not that I need more refrigerated dough in my house right now since I got 24 free cans of Grands at Kroger last month, but you never know when you'll find a good deal!!

$0.70/1 any Pillsbury Crescents (IE


I went to Jewel this morning because they have a ConAgra catalina deal going on right now. Buy $25 of participating ConAgra products and get a $10 CAT back. The great part is the $25 is accumilated using the regular store price of an item, not the sale price!! Basically this means we get a WAY better deal and have to spend much less to get the CAT going. And it rolls -- which means you can use the $10 CAT to pay for your next order that will also produce a $10 CAT.

So, for $23.00 today I bought:
20 cans of Healthy Choice soup
14 boxes Orville Redenbacher popcorn
3 Capri Sun
9 boxes cereal
1 gallon of milk
4 Lawry's marinades
2 Oscar Mayer hot dogs
2 boxes Quaker instant oatmeal
3 12-ct poptarts
11 4-pk Hunts pudding packs
8 ozs cheese

and i have $13 in Catalinas to use next time I shop at Jewel. Not too bad!

The popcorn, soup & pudding were part of the ConAgra catalina deal. 7 boxes of the popcorn will produce a $10 CAT, but only cost you $10.13, so once you get this going will only have to pay $0.13 OOP (out of pocket).

The soup is on sale 10/$10, but the regular price was $2.79 (give or take) so if you buy 10 cans you will only pay $10 (+ tax) but still get a $10 CAT.

The hot dogs are on sale 2/$3 and produce a $1 CAT when you buy 2.

General Mills Cereal deal: buy 4 boxes and get a CAT for a free gallon of milk.

Kellogg's Cereal deal: Buy 4 boxes at 4/$10, get a $4 CAT.

Lawry's marinades deal: Buy 4 marinades, get a $3 CAT (and they are on sale for $1)

So oddly enough, I did most of my shopping today WITHOUT coupons!! I did have coupons for the oatmeal, poptarts (also part of the kellogg's CAT deal), all of the cereal and the Lawry's marinades (made them free) but the rest was free or close to it just by using the $10 CAT over and over again. Just ask Anna how many times we went in & out of Jewel this morning. :0)

In the next day or two I will also post links to online coupons so you can print them yourselves.

A few places to start are:

And my favorite money saving blogs are :

They (and a few others) are how I find all of these deals. I will share more about them later too. For now, I NEED TO GO MAKE SUPPER!!

Terms to know

I started to write a post on my shopping trip today and thought I better clarify a few terms I will be using quite often here:

catalina (CAT) - this is a "coupon" that prints at the register along with your receipt, they are usually a certain dollar amount off your next shopping order. You have to buy certain products to get one of these to print out.

BOGO - buy one get one

OYNO - on your next order

OOP - out of pocket

Register Reward (RR) - Catalinas specific to Walgreens

Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) - Catalinas specific to CVS

I will add more if I think of them later.



Part of me really wants to blog about coupons, saving money and deals I have been able to get. The other part of me cannot believe I am entering into the "blogging world" that I have avoided for so long. :0)
So, bear with me here as I try to get started. I will do the first few w/o pictures and then try to gradually add such fancy things.

I do not see myself blogging much about my daily life here -- this is mostly going to be HOW to coupon, WHERE to coupon and the best DEALS out there that I know of.

I e-mailed a lot of you to get started here today, but please subscribe to my feed so you will get an e-mail whenever I publish a deal or a new online coupon.