Monday, January 31, 2011

Scolari's Deals (1/26-2/2)

I know, I know...better late than never, right?

Here are the deals at Scolari's this week. Let me know if I've missed something!

Scolari's will double coupons (as long as the coupon doesn't say "do not double") up to and including $1.00! Three like-coupons can be doubled per transaction. View official coupon policy HERE.

Remember, Wednesdays are “double ad” days where both the current and previous week’s ad are honored.


Tyson Chicken - $3.99
$1/1 tyson breaded chicken strips from SS 1/23
Final price: $1.99 (Thanks, Heidi!)

Multigrain, Honey Nut, Original Cheerios - $1.99
$1.00/2, $0.55, $0.75 printable coupon
Final price: $0.49 - $0.99!

Chips Ahoy Cookies - $2.50
$1.00 printable coupon (no longer available)
Final price: $0.50

Tabasco Sauce - $1.39
$0.75 from 1/30 SS
Final price: FREE

Hefty Storage Bags - $1.99
$1.00 from Joy of Football Safeway booklet
Final price: FREE

Pillsbury Cresant Rolls - $1.69
$0.75 from Joy of Football Safeway booklet
Final price: $0.19

Land O Frost Lunchmeat, 16 oz. - $3.99
$1.00 from Joy of Football Safeway booklet
Final price: $1.99
(Will be $3.49 starting 2/2)

Russett Potatoes, 10 lbs. - $3.99
One sale BOGO free
Final price: $3.99 for 2 or $2.00 for 10 lb. bag

In-ad Coupons
(when you spend $10.00)

18-count large eggs - $1.69 (limit 2)

Sunrise Bacon, 1 lb. - $1.99 (limit 3)

*Make sure the cashier enters the code on the in-ad coupon for each item you purchase. For example, if you buy 2 eggs, the code shoule be entered twice.

Let me know if you see something I didn't!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Groupon: $20.00 at Archie's for $10.00!

I just purchased my second deal at Groupon! For $10.00 you can get $20.00 worth of food at Archie's!

I LOVE Archie's. It's a 50's diner with delicious milkshakes and burgers with a sport's bar up top. It's on North Virginia by UNR...did I mention I'm a fan of the milkshakes?

I'm thinking a fun Valentine's date or lunch out with the family...woo-hoo!

To get in on today's Archie's Groupon deal, just go HERE.

Here's The Fine Print from the Groupon site:
Expires May 26, 2011
Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Valid for dine-in and carryout only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers.

(Thanks to Jenny who knows I'm an Archie's fan and emailed me about this deal!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

75% off Toys at Target and 40% off Clearance at Old Navy!

Thanks to the comment by Sofia for the heads-up on these two jewels...

Target has their toys 75% off again. I went last night and stocked up on birthdays for the year. Their Lego sets were only 50% off but still WAY better than paying full price. Target does this twice a year, January and July. Woo-hoo!

Also, Old Navy has an additional 40% off their clearance. I haven't shopped this one but it sure sounds good! You can go HERE for a coupon to use on top of that. (I got a $10.00 off $50.00.)

Happy shopping and saving!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Save Mart Deals (1/12-1/18)

Here are the deals I see this week at Save Mart. Let me know if you see something else!

Navel Oranges - $0.37/lb.

Boneless Beef Chuck Roast - $1.99/lb.

FREE 35-pack Sunny Select water WYB 4 Special K Bars or Cereal
Special K bars - $2.50
Special K cereal - $2.50

Deal idea:
Buy 4 Special K Cereal - $10.00
Use 2 BOGO Free printable coupons (sign-up required) {-$5.00}
Use 2 $0.70 printable coupons (cinnamon pecan variety) {-$1.40}
Final price: $3.60 for 4 boxes of cereal and a case of water!
Update: When I did this today the BOGO coupons went through fine and the $0.70 coupons then beeped. The cashier just manually pushed them through. It may depend on your cashier if this will work or not, but even with just the BOGO coupons it's $5.00 for everything - still a good deal!

In-ad Coupons (back page):

Malt-O-Meal Honey & Oat Blenders, 18 oz. - $1.19 (limit 6)
$2.00/2 from 1/2 SS
Final price: $0.19 each!


London Broil - $1.99/lb.
Romaine hearts, 3 ct. - $0.87

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cheerios $0.49 a box at Scolari's!

The Cheerios (multigrain, honey nut, and regular) are on sale this week (through 1/12 1/19) for $1.99 at Scolari's. There are printable coupons that don't say "Do Not Double" available HERE.

Multigrain Cheerios - $1.99
$0.75 printable coupon
Final price: $0.49!

Honey Nut Cheerios - $1.99
$0.55 printable coupon
Final price: $0.89

Original Cheerios (big box!) - $1.99
$0.55 printable coupon
Final price: $0.89!

There are also $1.00/2 printable coupons at this same site, making each box $0.99.

Thanks for the comments letting us know about these coupons!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Save Mart Deals

There are a couple of deals worth mentioning at Save Mart this week.

Fri, Sat, Sun only: Iceburg lettuce - $0.37 each

Bar-S Bacon, 1 lb. - $2.49 with in-ad coupon
Final price: $2.00 each WYB 2

Let us know if you see something else!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Smith's Deals 1/5-1/11

Case Lot Sale Time Again!
These are good prices if you want/need to buy something in bulk and don't have time or the coupons to search for even better prices. Look at the side bar on the right for the Northern NV Price List link to get a spreadhseet that compares the case lot sale prices to similar items at Walmart and Costco.

Tillamook Shredded Cheese, 5 lb bag $9.99
That's just $2.00/lb!

Kroger Beans, 15 oz can, 24-count $11.99

Kroger Peanut Butter, 18 oz 12-count $15.00
$1.25 each

Kroger Macaroni & Cheese, 48-count $15.99
Just $0.33 per box!

Hunt's Pasta Sauce, 26 oz 12-count $9.60

Duncan Hines Cake Mix or
Pillsbury Brownie Mix 12-count $10.80

Maruchan Ramen Noodles 24-count $3.00

Kroger Tomato Sauce, 8 oz, 24-count $5.99

Kroger Cream of Mushroom/Chicken 24-count $13.20
$0.55 each (I could only locate the mushroom variety, let us know if you find the chicken)

Libby's peas, corn, green beans, 12-count $6.00

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding or Gelatin (4-pack) 12-count $10.80

Click here to vew the weekly ad to see the additional items included in the case lot sale, pages 7 and 8 of the ad.
**You have to buy the case to get the price and the limit is 2 cases per transaction. And they don't issue rain checks for case lot sale items.
Have fun stocking up.

Safeway Deals (1/5-1/11)

There are some great deals at Safeway this week! My favorites are:

Betty Crocker Fruitsnacks $0.09/box

Nature Valley Granola Bars $0.55/box

Navel Oranges $0.49/lb.

Yoplait Yogurt $0.32/cup
or $0.28/each with this $1.00/8 coupon printable coupon

Check out the details HERE. (Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady!)

Scolari's Deals (1/5-1/12)

Here are the deals at Scolari's this week. Looks like a slow week. Let me know if I've missed something.

Scolari's will double coupons (as long as the coupon doesn't say "do not double") up to and including $1.00! View official coupon policy HERE.

Remember, Wednesdays are “double ad” days where both the current and previous week’s ad are honored.

Nabisco Crackers - $1.79
$1.00 printable coupon (facebook)
$1.00/2 printable coupon (
Final price: FREE - $0.79

Oreo Cookies - $2.50
$1.00 WYB milk printable coupon (facebook, no longer available)
Final price: $0.50 plus price of milk

Stella Cheese Cups, 5 oz. - $1.99
$1.00 from 12/12 SS
Final price: FREE

Let me know if you see something I didn't!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Remember the whole reason I started this blog about a year ago? I had three goals to complete by the end of 2010 (and to do so couponing).

Yesterday was the last day of 2010. I put the flour my mom had brought me (from a sale in Vegas) into buckets. It had been sitting in the garage for too long.(Notice my buddy heater keeping me warm while I work? I'm such a wimp when it comes to cold.)

I took a quick inventory of what we had. (The inventory/food storage calculator that I use can be found on the right-hand side bar.)

In reviewing my goals:

1. I was pleased to see I had met my goal of a three month supply (although I've found storing meat to be trying).

2. I was happy to know that even though we aren't swimming in money, we have been setting a little aside each month as a financial reserve. I have an AMAZING story to share with you about an experience we had with money savings a few months back. Another post, another time.

3. I was downright giddy to see that in addition to our 3-month supply, I had been able to continue building past that and was near a year supply of provisions for my family.

Almost everything I needed for my year supply I was able to get on sale and with coupons far below the retail price. BUT there were some things I wasn't able to. I headed to Costco to tie up some loose ends...and yes, I paid full price.
I spent $150.00 (thank you Christmas bonus from my transcription job!) and got a cart full of rather random items to top off the rest of my supply. These are the things I've found harder to get (in bulk) with coupons:

Large garbage bags
Paper plates
Bottled water
Canned chicken
Parmesan cheese
Apple Sauce
Hamburger buns
and the orange chicken was for our family New Year's Eve partay!
I have also been buying rice, pretzels, and tortilla chips every once in awhile at Costco.

Other than that I have been able to get everything else my family uses by coupon shopping at grocery stores and drugstores. It has taken me an entire year to build up a good stockpile but now I feel like I just have to maintain it.

I have learned a lot through this process. I promise to share in future posts.

Happy New Year!