October 24, 2008

Chex cereal on sale for 1.66 at Walmart

Hi - I just got back from the WEST SIDE Walmart where I found Chex cereal on sale for 1.66/box. Now, don't go running over there tonight (Friday, Oct 24th) because I bought the last of what was there!!!! I don't know when they restock or how long the sale goes. The cool part was that all of the boxes I bought - only 7 mind you - all had the buy one, get one taco seasoning coupons on them - at Walmart, that means .74 free taco seasoning. I cashed in the other 8 coupons I had for taco seasoning tonight and got 16 packages B1G1 :)))) Total I saved $20 with my coupons. Vivian

Kmart Double Coupons

Kmart will be offering double coupons again next week Oct. 26 through Nov. 1! I checked the list and it looks like both GB area stores will be participating. Remember they double up to $2 with a generous limit of 75 coupons! If you go share your deals with us here!

October 22, 2008

Good Article on Saving with Stockpiling

Here is the article.

Stockpiling has saved me a TON of money. If you don't do it...give it a try. Just find a corner to pile your stuff and start watching the sales. Shelves are nice but not necessary. I remember reading in the Tightwad Gazette once...Would you rent out the space under your bed for $30 a month? Who wouldn't? Well, if you put food under there that you got a great deal on that is essentially what you are doing. Most of us here in WI are fortunate enough to have basements so maybe you won't even have to put a bunch of stuff under your bed!

Think you don't have room in your budget to stockpile? Think again. The little bit you save this week can be used to save more next week....until you rarely pay full price for the things you use the most. (Like rolling ECBs!) If you already stockpile a little bit (toothpaste anyone?), branch out to other products to save even more.

I've talked about this before but since this is a good time of year to buy certain sale items I thought it might be a good reminder. Keep an eye out for sales on baking supplies, spices, and turkeys(!) in the next few weeks. Buy enough to last you until next year at this time. You'll love pulling out items instead of adding them to your shopping list. And come this time next year if prices have gone up (and they will!) you be using items bought at this year's (lower) prices!

Below is a picture of some of my current stockpile. I didn't pay full price for any of these items and some I got for free.

Walmart Still Accepts Internet Coupons

I copied off the Walmart Coupon Policy and went to the Customer Service Dept last week and asked for an explanation of whether or not the West Side Walmart accepted internet coupons. She explained to me that awhile back, for a week, they accepted no internet coupons, due to the fact that there was a fraudulant company putting them out and they were trying to figure out what was going on. The company's name is not one I've ever seen but the value of the coupons was greater than the items themselves, she showed the scans to me. It had lots of V's or R's in the name - and was more like a series of letters scrambled together rather than an actual pronouncable name. Anyway, the policy reads:

"Internet coupons should be legible and say "Manufacturer Coupon". There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scanable bar code."

The Dept head told me that they are on the lookout for these other coupons and that most coupons are completely legitimate - now that was a relief to hear! At least we can use them at Walmart. Does anyone know of any other place in Green Bay that takes them?


October 21, 2008

Walgreens Coloring Books?

Hi Ladies - where are these in the store? I saw them listed on Money Saving Mom and I've never seen them. Do all Walgreens have them? Vivian

October 11, 2008

Gas down to 2.99

Two gas stations on Velp Ave in Howard - one across from CVS - had gas for 2.99 today and we saw it for 3.14 to 3.29 elsewhere in the area. Just in case you are in the area....

October 10, 2008

Penny Prints at Snapfish

I found this yesterday-

October 9, 2008

Penny Prints @ Snapfish

Use coupon code FALLPENNY08 at checkout on Snapfish through this Saturdy 10/11 to get 50 4x6 prints for a penny each! Code can be used only once and any prints over 50 will be charged their regular price of 9 cents.

I have found Hooray for Freebates (http://freebates.blogspot.com) to have some good deals.



October 2, 2008

KMart Super Double Coupon Days

HURRY!  KMart is offering super double coupon days Oct 1 - Oct 5.  They will double coupons $2 or less, and you can use up to 75 coupons per day (NO printables, though).  I heard about this deal on MoneySavingMom.com.  Not all KMart stores seem to think they are "participating stores."  I called the KMart store on Lombardi Ave and they said, "No, we are not participating."  However, I then called the KMart national customer service line, and they said "Yes, ALL stores HAVE TO participate."  So, the customer rep I spoke to sent an e-mail to the store manager at KMart on Lombardi, and then I called them back to tell them what I learned.  So, they are now participating.  If you shop at KMart East, you might want to make the same phone calls.  The KMart national customer service phone # is 1-866-KMART-4-U.  Happy shopping!  ~Anne T.

October 1, 2008

Cheap Chocolate Chips

How's that for alliteration! At CUB Foods with the in ad coupon you can get Hershey's brand chocolate chips for 70 cents! That beats Aldi! They also have peanut butter chips as part of the same deal. For this sale you have buy 10. There are other items you can mix and match with as well if you don't want 10 packages of chocolate chips. We won't have any trouble using 10! :)