Monday, August 31, 2009

CRAZY Cereal Stockpile

I think I may have gone a wee bit overboard on my cereal stockpile. I counted what I have in my panyty (see picture below) and what I can't fit in my pantry, and the damage is....86 boxes of cereal (not counting the small bags in the picture below)
Most of this cereal was FREE to .75 a box, the majority being closer to .25 to .50 each.

I think I should take a break from purchasing any more.

Shopping Trip to Fred Meyer

My last stop of the day was to Fred Meyer. I didn't take a picture of my purchase because I put most of it away.

I bought:
5 - 1/2 Gallon Milks ($5)
1 All Bran Cereal ($3)
1 Febreeze Candle (Clearance $3.99)
1.5 lbs. Pepper Turkey lunch meat from the deli (7.67)
Hamburger buns (marked down for quick sale .99)
2 packs of Outdoor Buns for hotdogs (marked down for quick sale .69 each)
Loaf wheat bread ($1.50)
2 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups ($1)
Paid $20.36

Shopping Trip to Safeway

I did pretty well at Safeway with all of this cereal in 2 transactions. Right now if you buy 5 participating cereals, you get $5 off instantly.

Transaction #1
4 Cocoa Krispies (used 4 $1/1 coupons from VocalPoint)
1 Honey Kix (used .75/1 printable coupon from
3 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (Not shown in picture) (used B1G1 coupon & 2 $.55/1 coupon)
Used Safeway Doubles

Paid .54
Saved over $25

Transaction #2
5 Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal (used 5 $1.50/1 coupons VocalPoint)
3 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (used B1G1 & .55/1 coupons)
Paid $2.34
Saved over $20

Monday Shopping Trip to Albertsons

Today I hit up Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer for some pretty good deals, mostly cereal.

Here's what I got in 3 transactions:
4 12-pks of Pepsi (not shown in the picture)
10 boxes Post Shredded Wheat
2 boxes Post Selects
1 box Barilla Pasta
(The Reeses Peanut Butter Cups shoudn't have been in this picture because I got them at Safeway)
Paid $15.81
Saved $70.15

Saturday, August 29, 2009

FREE at Safeway

FREE at Safeway

(4) Wishbone salad dressings $.99 each on sale
used (4) $1.00/2 from 8/2RP
-$2 Safeway doubles
= $1.04 overage!

(3) Reeses Peanut Butter Cups on sale B2G1 free
used B1G1 from 8/23SS
used (2) $.55/1 from 8/23SS
= $.21 overage!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Post Selects Stockpile

Oh my, what a stockpile I have now! Today I hit up 2 Albertsons stores to get as many Post Select Cereals as I could. Total of 36 boxes.
I had to take a picture of my trunk full of cereal! I only brought 2 reusable bags with me so every time I made a purchase, I dumped them in the trunk.

I paid $12 out of pocket for 36 boxes which breaks down to .33 a box.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I paid $9.85 for all of this and saved $32.51

Transaction #1
4 Oral B Tooth Brushes $2.50 each Buy 4 get $5 Register Reward
1 Huggies Wipes $2.79
Used (2) Buy 1 Get 1 Free Oral B
Used (1) .50/1 Huggies
Used (1) $2.00/1 Back-to-School Coupon Booklet (located in the store right next to Walgreens Weekly Ads
Paid $6.34 and got $5 Register Reward to use on next purchase

Transaction #2
3 Rimmel Mascaras 40% off to make them $4.49 each
Snap Charm $.25
Used $5 RR
Used (3) $2.00/1 coupons from 8/23 RP (Red Plum)
Paid $3.51


I headed to Target in hopes to find the Bounce Dryer Bar on sale. It was and there were only a few left on the shelf.
I had a $2.50 off coupon from Vocalpoint and $1.50 off Target coupon from this Sunday manufacturer insert for the Bounce Dryer Bar. Free coupon for the Glade Candle from 2 Sunday's ago paper and the organizer was $2.50 in the $1 section.
Price before coupons $8.61
Price after coupons $2.94
***I will post a picture later tonight of my pantry organizer that I saw on another blog. What a great idea to hold Taco Bell seasoning packets and snacks. Stay tuned...**

Post Cereal for .25 at Albertsons Wed 8/26

Oh my gosh, I can hardly contain myself! I woke up this morning and checked out KCL's blog to find out Albertsons Post Cereal Promotion is back!!!!!

Post Promo: Buy 4 Participating Items, Save $4 Instantly
Final Price reflects the Instant Savings (essentially $1 per item)

Honey Bunches of Oats $2.50
Use the $1/2 from 7/26
Final Price: $1.00

Post Grape Nuts 24 oz. $2.50
Use the $1/2 from 7/26
Final Price: $1.00

Post Selects 13-16 oz. $2.50
Use the $1/2 from 7/26
Final Price: $1.00
**Post Selects Cereal
purchase between 8/14 - 9/6**
Buy (2) & Get $1 OYNSO
Buy (3) & Get $2
Buy (4) or More & Get $3

Shredded Wheat $2.50
Use the $1/2 from 7/26
Final Price: $1.00
Here's how to get Selects for .25 a box
Transaction #1
Buy 4 Post Selects Cereals $10
Use (2) $1/2 coupons -$2
Get instant promo -$4
Pay $4.00
Get $3.00 catalina to use on your next purchase
Transaction #2
Buy 4 Post Selects $10
Use (2) $1/2 coupons -$2
Instant promo -$4
Use $3.00 cat -$3
Pay $1.00 (.25 a box)
Get $3.00 catalina to use on your next purchase
Keep rolling this deal to get cereal at .25 or less!!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Kraft Promo Purchase

I was debating on whether or not to do this promo because I don't really need any of the products and my Out of Pocket (OOP) Price was going to be close to $10. It's funny that I think $10 is too much money to pay OOP, but the rewards are worth it.

I paid $14.27 OOP and got $6 in Catalinas to spend on my next purchase and a $20 Mail-In Rebate.

Saved $35.90

Steve bought cat food and Snickers in this transaction, so I would have only paid $10.00 OOP.

This will be a $15+ Money Maker once I get my rebate!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OfficeMax--Penny Spiral Notebooks

OfficeMax has a few awesome Back to School deals this week!
Great Deals to Stock Up:

  • Spiral Wide or College-Ruled 1-Subject Notebooks 70-Sheets ONLY one penny! (limit 3 per person)
  • 12" Ring-Binder Ruler ONLY .05!
  • DIXON #2 Pencils 10-Pack ONLY .10!
  • CRAYOLA Crayons 24-Pack (Limit 3) ONLY .20!
**Check out the OfficeMax weekly ad here.
I bought 3 spiral notebooks and 1 ruler and paid .09!!!!

FREE Airwick Freshmatic Ultra at Target

Thanks to Maryann at CouponSavvyinCowlitzco for scoping out FREE Airwick Freshmatic Ultra at Target.

Right now they are on sale for $5.99
Use $6/1 coupon from 8/9 SS (Smart Source Insert)
=FREE (you will have to pay sales tax on the price before coupon if you are in Washington)

I went to the Target in Hazel Dell and there were only 3 left after I made my purchase, so hurry up to get the deal.

I paid $4.15
3 Airwicks (used (3) $6 off coupons)
1 bamboo bathmat $2.50
(you will have to pay sales tax on the price before coupon if you are in Washington)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Albertsons on Sunday

Albertsons was calling my name today so I couldn't say no.

6 Hamburger Helpers
6 Skippy Peanut Butter
3 Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides
3 Nature Valley Nut Clusters

I paid $8.00 and got $15 Catalina to use on my next purchase.
Saved $44.63

This is the most I've paid for this Buy $30 Get $15 promo, but it's still a good deal!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Fred Meyer & Honey Bunches of Oats

Transaction #1
6 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal

Paid $.95 and got $5 to spend on my next purchase.

Transaction #2 (not pictured)
4 1/2 Gallons Milk
2 Loaves of Bread
2 Kroger Shredded Cheese
1 Turkey Lunch Meat

Paid $6.88 (used the $5 I earned from transaction #1)


I did 2 transactions at Walgreens this morning.

Transaction #1
4 Crest Tooth Paste
1 Mini Hilighter

Paid $6.03 & got $5 to spend on my next trip.
Saved $6.96

Transaction #2
Tampax Tampons
Walgreens Brand Tampons
Used my $5 coupon

Paid $1.29 & saved $5.50

Saturday Albertsons Trip

I had to take advantage of this great promo, again.

6 Honey Nut Cheerios
4 Cinnamon Toast Crunch
2 Skippy Peanut Butter
1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
1 Orbit Gum
1 Wrigley's Gum

Total Paid....$3.08 & got $15 Catalina to spend on my next trip.

I will buy Sunday papers with the Catalina!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Albertsons Round 2 Today!

I wasn't sure if this was going to work because all of the Vaseline Intensive Care Lotions were gone and these were the only ones left. I asked the cashier if she knew if these were part of the promo, but we didn't see it in the ad, but I was pretty sure it would work. She said if it didn't work that she would have the manager make it work.

Well, it worked!

I paid $3.02 & got $18 to spend on my next purchase + a General Mills Cereal Coupon $2.00 off of 5 boxes of cereal!!!!

Saved $54.20

I'm in serious need of storage and shelving for my growing stockpile because my small pantry is full!!! The cereal & pasta sauce and a lot of other stuff will have to go in my guest bedroom until I figure out where to store them.

Albertsons Again

I hit Albertsons again today after work for the Buy $30, Get $15 Promotion. I felt and still feel, if you have a lot of coupons for the same item and its part of a good promo, use ALL of them up. In this transaction I used up the rest of my Ragu and All coupons I got from 7 Sunday (8/2) papers.

Total spent $6.58 and got $15 to spend on my next transaction!
Saved $52.53

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Albertsons Buy $30 Save $15 Deal

Albertsons has a really good deal going where you buy $30 in participating items, you get $15 to spend on your next purchase.
I paid $2.30 and got $15 to spend on my next purchase!!!!
Total Savings of $60.31
Thanks to Frugal Living NW for the work.