Saturday, February 13, 2010

Walgreens Deals 2/14-2/20

My Frugal Adventures has your Walgreens matchups this week. Here are my favorite deals:

Venus or Fusion Razors $8.99*
Use $4/1 from 2/7 P&G (Fusion)
Use $2/1 from 2/7 P&G (Venus)
Also use a Free Olay Body Wash when you buy Venus razor from 2/7 P&G
Get $4 Register Reward
Final Price: .99 for Fusion or 2.99 for Venus + Olay
*Buy a matching cartridge refill in the same transaction and get a bonus $3 Register Reward
Use $3/1 Fusion refill coupon from 2/7 P&G

Blistex 2/$2 with in ad coupon*
Use $1/2 from 12/13 SS
Final Price: .50 each

Nyquil or Dayquil $5-Buy $20 or More and Get $10 Register Reward, Buy $15 and Get $5*
Use $2/1 from 1/17 P&G

Deal Idea:
Buy 4 Nyquil or Dayquil = $20
Use (4) $2/1 from 1/17 P&G (there is also a $1.50/1 in the 2/7 P&G)
Also use Buy 2 Vicks and get a free Pufs from 2/7 P&G
Pay $12 and get $10 Register Reward back, like paying $2 for 2 boxes Pufs and 4 Nyquil

Read the rest of the Walgreens matchups by clicking HERE.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weaver Markets Reminder

Just to remind you, Weaver Markets' mid winter sale ends tomorrow. Don't forget to print your store coupons for $2.99 orange juice (1 gallon), $1.59 shredded cheese, $3.99 Velveeta, and $.99 Shurfine italian bread. I'll be stopping by tomorrow one more time to pick up another 10lb bag of boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.50/lb and Kunzler bacon for $1.99.

Great deals, don't miss out!

Pathmark Deals 2/12-2/18

Cindy put together your Pathmark deals this week. Here are my favs:

Breyers Yo Crunch $2.49
$.75/1 Breyers Yo Crunch Printable
Final Price: $.99

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice $1.49 (in ad coupon)
$.75/1 from the 1/3 Red Plum
Final Price: FREE

Hamburger Helper $1.24
$.75/2 Hamburger Helper Printable
$1/2 from the 1/3 Smart Source
$1/3 from the 2/7 Smart Source
Final Price: as low as $.49

Fisher Boy Fishsticks
$.75/1 Fisherboy Printable
Final Price: FREE

Read the rest of the Pathmark matchups HERE.

Rite Aid Video Values Coupons

Most stores offer their own store coupons that can be stacked with manufacturer coupons. Not only does Rite Aid release Wellness + coupons, they have a whole listing of coupons on their website called Video Values. Each month, Rite Aid has about 75 different coupons that you can print if you watch a small video--usually a 30 second commercial. Once you've earned 20 video credits each month from watching videos, they will also give you a $5/$20 coupon. It gets better! Rite Aid catalogs all of the coupons you have watched from previous months that haven't expired yet. No more wasting ink! I would say there are at least 4 deals per month that make an item free or a money maker with these coupons.
For example, this week Carefree Ultra Protection Liners are on sale for $1.99. There was also a $2.00 of any Carefree Ultra Video Values coupon in January. When I logged into my Video Values account, I was able to print my coupon because I had watched it when the video was available last month. So, free Carefree for me!
Some of you have asked me if you're allowed to use more than one Video Values coupon per transaction. It does state that in the fine print of the coupon, but a lot of Rite Aids will let you use more than one (within reason) since it is a store coupon. That's why us couponers say it's YMMV (your mileage may vary).
My rule of thumb is at the end of the month I try to make sure I've watched all the videos for that month. Even for the products I don't use. You never know when a product would be free with a Video Values coupon and it would get your total up to $20 to use that beloved $5/$20 coupon.
So if you haven't set up a Video Values account with Rite Aid, do it HERE. And don't worry, I'll remind you towards the end of the month to watch your videos!

Shoprite- Free Right Guard Deodorant

This would come in handy for those of you with smelly teenagers... or husbands... just released a new $2/2 Right Guard deoderant coupon and they just happened to be on sale at Shoprite for $1. So get them for FREE when you buy 2!
I so wish they'd build a Shoprite within driving distance!!

Free Fekkai Sample

Walmart occasionally has free sample offers on their site and right now you can get a free sample of Fekkai hair care. Click HERE to request yours.

Snapfish- BOGO Photobooks and Free Shipping!

This is an amazing deal! Snapfish is offering BOGO (buy one get one free) photobooks on their site with code CARNIEBOOKS go through the 28th. THEN, you can get free shipping on any order of photo gifts with code PRESDAY. I will definitely be ordering Silas' baby book I've finished. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

FREE Sandwich at Isaac's Deli

Get a FREE sandwich when you sign up for Isaac's Flamingo Fan Club. You'll also recieve a FREE dessert on your birthday. Click HERE to sign up.

Frugal Tip of the Day: Cleaning With Vinegar

When Kmart was still running their double coupon events, I was able to stock up A LOT on cleaning supplies. Since then, the deals on cleaning supplies seem to be few and far inbetween.

Today's Frugal Tip of the Day is--use vinegar! Thanks to the site 1001 Uses for Vinegar for creating such a frugal resource. I had no idea vinegar had some many different uses, it doesn't get any cheaper than vinegar! Here are my eye opening uses:

Deodorize the garbage disposal by pouring in 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup hot white distilled vinegar. Let sit for 5 minutes then run hot water down the disposal.

Clean the microwave by mixing 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl. Bring it to a rolling boil inside the microwave. Baked-on food will be loosened, and odors will disappear. Wipe clean.

Remove stains from coffee and teacups by scrubbing them gently with equal parts of salt (or baking soda) and white distilled vinegar. Rinse clean.

Wipe grease off exhaust fan grids, the inside of your oven, or anywhere grease gathers with a sponge soaked in white distilled vinegar

To remove a label, decal, or price tag, cover with a cloth soaked in white distilled vinegar. Leave the cloth on overnight and the label should slide off.

To clean a scummy showerhead, pour 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup white distilled vinegar into a sandwich bag and tie it around the showerhead. Let this set for an hour after the bubbling has stopped. Remove the bag and then turn on the water.

Clean wood paneling with a solution of 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar, and 2 cups warm water. Wipe on with a soft cloth.

Click HERE to read the entire 1001 uses for vinegar!

VistaPrint $1.99 Mommy Cards

First of all, I LOVE Vistaprint. I have ordered rubber stamps, business card magnets, and post cards for my classroom in the past. This year we ordered our Christmas cards through Vistaprint and I was above and beyond impressed with the quality. I love how they include free black/white/grayscale printing on the back of most of their products. Most other companies would charge extra for printing on the back.

Anyway, they are running a promotion right now--$1.99 for 100 Mommy cards (or regular business cards). In case you don't know, a Mommy card is printed with your contact info and your child's info to hand out to other Mommies for playdates, homework help, etc. Here are some other ideas for these cards:
  • Teacher contact cards
  • Custom gift tags
  • Mini bookmarks
  • Name with birthverse cards
  • Endless possibilities!

You do have to pay shipping and handling on these, but as long as you aren't in a rush to get them it's usually reasonable. Click HERE to get your Mommy cards.

Free Cone at Bruster's

When you sign up for Bruster's Sweet Rewards club, they will send you a coupon via email for a free sugar or cake cone. Now I have no idea what a cake cone is, but I can only imagine that I have no business being around one! Click HERE to join their Sweet Rewards.
Oh yeah and you'll also get something free on your birthday. Yummo!

Printable Coupon Roundup

Thanks Printable Coupons for the awesome links!

Also, don't forget to check, Red Plum, & Smart Source. Some really great Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Yoplait, and Fiber One coupons have been reset and can be printed again. Happy printing!

AWESOME Gevalia Deal

Ok a HUGE thank you to Mama Cheaps for finding this amazing online deal! Gevalia is offering a FREE 12 cup coffeemaker and stainless steel scoop when you buy two boxes of premium coffee and no shipping! It winds up being $14.95 shipped--I personally am buying this to keep in the gift closet for a wedding present. Now it does require that you sign up for a trial of their automatic coffee shipments, but I've been told by many sources that it's not hassle at all to cancel your membership and you keep all the goodies. Click HERE to get more info.

Green Dragon - Closed Tomorrow

In case any of you locals were planning getting out your skis to score some deals tomorrow at the Green Dragon in Ephrata, it will be closed. Stay inside and drink some hot chocolate, more deals will await next Friday.

I, on the other hand, must get to Weis for the Gerber catalina so I guess I'll be getting out my snow boots.

Free Excedrin Coupon

Click HERE to complete a short survery and they will send you a coupon for free Excedrin. Can't get any better than free! Well, I guess sometimes it can... heh.

40% off Michael's Coupon

Ok so this coupon is only good through Saturday, but I like that they made a printable one in case you threw out the ad! Click HERE to print your 40% off coupon.

$.70 Cheez-Its at Giant

Snackpicks just released a $.75/1 Cheez It coupon for the new Italian 4 Cheese variety. They are currently an instant savings deal at Giant, though Giant only doubles one like coupon in an order. The deal looks like this:
6 Cheez Its $12.00
-$4.50 ($.75 printables x6)
-$.25 Giant doubled coupon
-$3.00 instant savings
=$4.25 for 6 or $.70 each!
Not bad, but you do have to have access to multiple computers to print that many coupons.

Coupon Preview 2/14

Click HERE to see this Sunday's coupon insert preview. Be forewarned that coupons vary by region, which is actually why I order my extra inserts online. I used to buy the Inquirer, but I had to start buying them online when they stopped carrying the Red Plum insert. I do have a subscription to the Lancaster New Era, but the coupons in there just plain don't compare.

Anyway, thanks Shannon for the preview!

Free 8x10 Collage Print @ Walgreens

Shannon just reported that tomorrow, February 12th, you can get a free 8x10 collage print. You don't have to pay shipping if you select "pick up in store." This would be great for a collage of your Christmas pictures, although I might do one for Silas' birthday depending on the different layouts... ideas, ideas...

Anyway, click HERE to get started and use the code VDAY at checkout. Remember, this is good tomorrow!

While you're in the store tomorrow picking up your free collage print, tomorrow is also Friends and Family Day at Walgreen's! Bring your coupon for 15% off your entire purchase or 20% off Walgreen's brand items.

Now, I am not a regular Walgreen's shopper. In fact, I've only been inside the Lancaster Walgreen's once since moving here in June and that was to pick up a free 8x10 print they were offering! I am going to attempt my first deal at Walgreen's tomorrow, so I'll let you know how it goes. In the mean time click HERE to see this week's deals.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Frugal Tip of the Day - Make Your Own Foaming Handsoap!

Your frugal tip of the day comes from our friends at The Frugal Girls.
Are you like me and LOVE the foaming liquid handsoap from Bath & Body Works? I used to buy lots of the stuff before I started couponing, but I just can't get myself to spend that much on handsoap now. I really do miss the foaming action though, it's fun and it really encourages kids to wash their hands. Well The Frugal Girls came up with a way to make your own refills for the foaming bottles! Genius!
Click HERE to read the directions.

Shady Maple Deals 2/10-2/16

New Shady Maple Pick 5 for $19.99- chicken, beef, pork, & smoked meats included
FREE Duncan Hines carrot cake mix when you buy cream cheese frosting, use $1/2 printable
$.50 Tofu
$.77 celery stalk
$.97 Dove deodorant, use $2/1 printable
$1.50 Ziploc bags any, use $1/2 from 1-10 SS
$2.97/lb Smoked cooked deli ham, sliced or chipped

Foyer Special:
$3.50 Hot ham and swiss cheese sandwich, macaroni salad, chips, dessert, and beverage

Even More Wellness Coupons!

Score! Rite Aid just released some new Wellness coupons good through February 20th. It includes:

  • $1.00 off any over the counter pain relief medication $1.99 or more

  • $1.00 off any hair care item $1.99 or more

  • $1.00 off any candy item $1.99 or more

Click HERE to print!

Awesome Formula Deal at Target!

So in case you don't have a little one on formula, one of these babies will put you back $12.00. That's almost $10 cheaper than the name brand and I've been giving it to Silas since he turned 3 months old. Anyway, I was in Target yesterday and in the new mega pack section they had double packs of the formula marked down to $16!!!! Makes each can about $8, it's worth checking out your Target!!

Shopping News Highlights - February 10th

I was impressed that the Shopping News was actually delivered with the "blizzard" and all. I actually had mine in my driveway yesterday in a bright red plastic bag so I didn't miss it. Kudos to the Shopping News staff! Anyway, here's what I saw in this week's issue:

  • Ephrata Reuzit Shop 1/2 price this week- women's & men's blue tag clothing and women's winter coats
  • Good's Store- 50% off men's & boy's winter coats, Carter's sleep n plays $4.95
  • Purple Turtle Consignment, Lititz- 75% off red lined items
  • Always New To You Consignment, Lititz- $5/$25 coupon expires 2-28-10
  • Booksavers of Ephrata- 20% off all books including homeschool materials, pocket sized paperbacks $.25
  • Valentine's Dinner Deals- If you and your sweetie are still thinking about where to eat on Valentine's day, seriously look in the Shopping News. There were at least 10 different places that are offering really good dinner packages this weekend including Shady Maple Dutchette, New Holland Family Restaurant, Terre Hill Grill, Bright's, Two Cousins, and TONS more. My favorite? Martin's Corner Cafe your choice crab cakes or chicken cordon bleu dinner that includes mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, pepper cabbage, salad, roll & butter, medium beverage, and single dip ice cream cone for $6.50. That's a steal to me, and they're offering it all week!

Walmart - 125 items under $1

Couponing to Disney has put together an amazing list of 125 items you can buy at Walmart with coupons for under $1, 16 of the items are free including Reach floss, baby Qtips, and YoBaby yogurt! She personally went to her local Walmart to confirm the retail prices, but be forewarned that Walmart is notorious for price variations according to regions. This list is regularly updated so I would bookmark it and then check it before you head out to Walmart. I know I will! Click HERE for the list.

Birthday Freebies

Wow, I had no idea you could get so many freebies for your birthday!! An amazing blogger put together a complete list of the freebies you can get on your birthday. Here are some of my fav's:

Lancome- 5 free lipsticks and free shipping the month of your birthday
The Children's Place - 15 or 20% off coupon
Sephora- free trio lipgloss set
Cold Stone Creamery - free ice cream
Lone Star Steakhouse - $15 gift card

There's so much more, you have to go HERE to check out the entire list with links to sign up. Love it!!

Rite Aid Cosmetics 25% Off

This weekend Rite Aid is marking down all their cosmetics 25% off. I'm not sure what that does for the current sales this week, but I'll be it will make for some pretty cheap Covergirl. Don't forget to use your $5/$25 (use zipcode 19135) and the $2.00 Cosmetics Wellness coupons.

Free 4" Primrose @ Esbenshade's

Doesn't this just make you feel like spring??!! Well, in the midst of us getting upwards of 15" of snow before the end of the day, I was pleasently suprised to find this gem of a freebie. Get your free 4" primrose with any purchase as Esbenshade's on the 12th or 13th with any purchase, click HERE for the coupon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Weis Trip 2/8

What I bought:
2 Pillsbury crescents
2 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
2 Pillsbury Simply chocolate chip cookies
3 Betty Crocker frostings
2 Betty crocker muffin mixes
2 Yo Plus yogurt
5 Chobani yogurts

Shelf price total- $30.37
Sale price total- $23.18
My total after coupons- $12.13
Catalinas Recieved- $8 OYNO Weis Dollar Rewards & $4 OYNO for Pillsbury
Total of $.13 after catalinas!!

Shoprite Deals & Steals 2/7-2/13

Cindy at Living Rich With Coupons has your Shoprite matchups this week. Here are my favorites:

Carolina Rice 5 oz packages $.67
$.50/1 Printable
$.75/2 from the 2/7 Red Plum (Thanks Noelle!)
Final Price: FREE

Butterball Turkey Bacon $1.50
$1/2 from the 1/10 Smart Source
$.75/1 from the 1/10 Smart Source
Final Price: as low as FREE

Sara Lee Pound Cake $1.99
$1/1 Printable
Final Price: $.99

Chef Boyardee $.88
$1/5 from the 1/10 Smart Source
Final price: $.68 each wyb 5 (limit 4 per variety)

You can read the rest of this week's matchups HERE.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Email Newsletter Feature!

Yay for FeedBurner!! If you haven't noticed, take a looksie over to the right hand side of your screen. See that little box? If you type your email in that box you will recieve a daily newsletter of all the deals posted on Dutch Country Deals! A big THANK YOU to my wonderful husband for hooking it up for me. Now if only FeedBurner could actually write instructions in ENGLISH for those of us who are less than computer literate I could have figured it out myself... really guys I could have... :)

Weaver's Markets Update

Thanks so much to an anonymous reader who called Weaver's to see if they accept internet coupons. They unfortunately DO NOT accept internet printable coupons, only the ones that are printable from their website. GAH! As stated before, though, Weaver's has proved to be an EXCELLENT source of tearpad coupons and they generally run very good sales in meat. Thanks again, Anon!

Weis Deals & Steals 2/7-2/13

Remember, Weis doubles only 4 like coupons per transaction. Their Dollar Rewards promotions are based off of shelf price, though I've listed the sale price. I'll be on a recon mission today for shelf prices so stay tuned!

FREE - $.50 Green Giant frozen boxed veggies, use $.50/1 printable or $.50/2 printable
FREE - Chobani Greek yogurt, use $1/1 from 12-13 SS
FREE - Tony's singles, use $.50/1 from 12-13 SS
Thomas' English Muffins, buy 1 get 2 free
$.50 Farmland sausage links, use $1/2 from 12-13 SS
$.50 Chi chis tortillas, use $1/2 from 12-06 SS

Buy $20 get $4 OYNO, Buy $30 get $8 OYNO (sale price with coupon price):
$3.00 $2.00 Green Giant Just for One veggies, use $.50/1 from 1-03 GM or 2-07 GM
$3.00 $2.00 Green Giant large bag frozen veggies, use $.50/1 printable
$2.00 $1.00 Pillsbury Toaster Streudel, use $.55/1 from 1-03 GM or 2-07 GM
$2.50 $1.50 Nature Valley Nut Clusters, use $.50/1 from 1-03 GM
$2.50 $1.50 Chocolate Cheerios, use $.50/1 printable
$2.00 $1.00 Green Giant Valley Fresh steamers, use $.50/1 printable
$1.50 $0.50 Fiber One or Yo Plus Yogurt, use $1/1 printable or $.50/1 from 1-03 GM
*$1.67 $1.17 Pillsbury crescents or cinnamon rolls, use $.25/1 or $.75/2 from 12-13 GM
*$2.50 $1.50 Pillsbury Simply cookies, use $.55/1 from 12-13 GM
$2.00 $1.00 Betty Crocker muffin mix, use $.50/1 printable
$2.00 $1.50 Betty Crocker supreme brownie mix, use $.75/2 printable
$1.50 $0.50 Betty Crocker frosting, use $.50/1 printable
**$2.39 $1.89 Old El Paso dinner kits, use $.60/2 printable
**$1.25 $0.75 Old El Paso taco shells, use $.60/2 printable
$1.50 $1.00 Old El Paso salsa, use $.60/2 printable
**$0.63 $0.13 Old El Paso taco seasoning, use $.60/2 printable
**$1.00 $0.50 Old El Paso refried beans, use $.60/2 printable

*Pillsbury catalina: Buy any 4 get $2 OYNO, buy 5 get $3 OYNO, buy 6 or more get $4 OYNO
**Old El Paso catalina: Buy any 3 products get $1 off beef or chicken, buy any 6 get $3 off beef or chicken

Buy $25 get $5 OYNO, Buy $35 get $10 OYNO
$2.00 $1.00 Nestle Toll House morsels, use $.75/1 printable
$2.50 $1.50 Taster's Choice, use $1/1 printable
$1.00 Gerber 2nd Foods (no coupon, I have a 12 month old LOL)
$1.00 $0.50 Carnation Evaporated milk, use $.50/2 from 1-24 SS

Buy $10 get $2 OYNO, Buy $20 get $5 OYNO
$6.49 $5.49 Viva paper towels, use $1/1 printable
$19.99 $17.99 Huggies big pack diapers, use $2/1 printable
$3.79 $2.79 Cottonelle flushable wipes, use $.50/1 from 1-17 SS
$3.00 $2.00 Kotex pads, use $.75/1 from 1-17 SS
$3.00 $2.00 Huggies wipes, use $.50/1 from 1-17 SS

Buy $15 get $3 OYNO, Buy $30 get $7 OYNO
$2.00 $1.00 ICBITB, use $.50/1 from 1-31 RP
$3.00 $2.00 Hellman's mayo, use $.75/1 printable
$1.67 $1.17 Skippy, use $.75/2 from 1-31 RP
$5.99 $4.99 Dove bar soap, use $1/1 from 1-31 RP

Sweet Deal: Payless

Ok, so right now Payless is having their Buy One Get One half off sale. They have also just released a 20% off coupon code, use code 30445 at checkout. When I first found this, I thought it would probably be just a wash with shipping as opposed to just going to the store. I was pleasantly suprised to find out that Payless now off FREE shipping to your local store! It can take up to 17 business days though so you have to plan for that. I also found more cute styles on their website than in the store, so you have a bigger selection. Click HERE to check it out!

Giant Deals & Steals 2/7-2/13

$.25 Betty Crocker cake mix, use $1/1 printable
$.50 Hallmark Cards, use in ad BOGO coupon on $1.00 cards
$.50 Starkist tuna cans, use Buy 2 Get 1 Free printable
$.67 Knorr sides, use $.73/3 from 1-31 RP
$.75 Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, use $.75/2 from 12-06 SS
$1.33 Sargento shredded cheese, use $.55/2 from 1-31 SS must buy 3

Instant Savings Deals - Must buy 6
$.41 Betty Crocker frosting, use $.50/1 from 2-07 GM or printable

Instant Savings Deals - Must buy 7
$.34 Healthy Choice soup, use $1/2 from 1-03 SS
$.70 Wish Bone salad dressing, use $1.25/2 from 1-31 RP
$.88 Skippy Peanut butter, use $.75/2 from 1-31 RP