January 30, 2011

Festival Foods Deals 1/30 - 2/5

GBPG Online only Festival coupon (with $5 purchase):
Festival Potato Salad $.99 (limit 2 lb)

Weekly Coupon Items (limit 1 unless otherwise stated):
Fresh Pizza Dough $.98 (limit 3)
Wonder Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns $.98
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, or Sierra Mist (12 pk) 4/$10
Flavorite Mushrooms $.38 (limit 4)
Heinz Family Size Ketchup $.98
Frito Lay Lay's Classic or Kettle Cooked Potato Chips $1.98 (limit 3)
Crystal Farms Shredded Cheese $1.48 (limit 3)
Flavorite Cream Cheese $.68
Totino's Pizza Rolls $.88 (limit 3) - $0.40/2 printable or (1/30/2011 SS) or $1/5 printable
Dei Fratelli Pizza Sauce $.88 (limit 2)
Red or Green Seedless Grapes $.98 per lb. (limit 2)

Weekly Sale and Green Sheet Items:
Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies $1.24 - $1/3 printable
General Mills Chex Cereals $1.98 - $1/2 printable here or here
Nabisco Ritz Crackers $1.99 (must buy 2, limit 2) - $1/2 (1/30/2011 SS)
Nabisco Snack Crackers $1.74 (must buy 2, limit 2) - $1/2 (1/30/2011 SS)
Azteca Flour Tortillas $.88
Dean's French Onion Dip $.99 - $1/2 printable
Simply Orange Juice $1.98 - -$1/1 (12/5 SS) or $1/1 printable
Jacks Original Pizza $2.00
Festival Oktoberfest Brats $1.98 per lb.
Fresh, Bulk Italian Sausage $1.98 per lb.
Dole Celery $.98

Read the shopping guide and coupon policy for Festival Foods here. Please note if you are outside of the GB area a few prices may be different, check your local Festival ad to verify prices.

January 29, 2011

CSN Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the
and special thanks to CSN for providing the prize!

There were 62 entries and I used a random number generator to pick the winner.
Congratulations to the winner...

Jane P.

Thanks to all of you for reading GB Savers.
Spread the word and tell a friend!

January 26, 2011

Piggly Wiggly Deals 1/26 - 2/1

Imperial Quarters $0.49

Yoplait Yogurt $0.50
- $.40/6 printable here or here or $0.50/8 (1/2/2011 GM)
=$.43 each

Roma Pizza 5 for $9.00

Wishbone or Western French Dressing $1.49
Lawry's Taco Seasoning Mix $0.59
Skippy Peanut Butter $.99 (wyb 2 with in-ad coupon)
Ragu $.99 (wyb 2 with in-ad coupon)

Campbell's Chunky Soup  $0.99 (limit 4)
- $1/4 (1/23/2011 SS)
=$.75 each

Red Gold Canned Tomatoes $0.99
- $1/3 (10/24/2010 SS)
=$.66 each

Special K Cereal $3 (buy 3 get FREE gallon of milk)
-$0.70/1 (Cinnamon Pecan) or $1/2 (1/2/2011)
=$2.43 each plus free milk

Scott Petersen Jumbo Franks, $0.99 limit 3
Pork Sirloin Chops $1.69 per lb. (limit 3)
Boneless Pork Roast $1.69 per lb. (limit 3)

Old Orchard, frozen or bottles $0.99 (limit 4)
- $1/4 printable
=$.75 each

BUY 10 ITEMS GET THE 11th FREE! (works out to be $.91 each before coupons)
Food Club Bleach $1.00
Arm & Hammer Fabric Softener Sheets $1.00
Food Club Toaster Pastries $1.00
Food Club English Muffins $1.00
Creamette Pasta $1.00
Del Monte Ketchup $1.00
Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides $1.00
Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard $1.00
Banquet Frozen Entrees $1.00

Hunt's Snack Pack $1.00
- $0.60/3 (1/2/2011 SS)
= $.71 each

Puff's Facial Tissue $1.00
- $0.25/3 (12/26/2010 P&G) or $.50/1 UPromise e-coupon
=$.83 each

Gain, Ivory or Joy Dish Liquid $1.00
- $0.25/1 (1/16/2011 P&G)
=$.66 each

Pillsbury Cake or Brownie Mix $1.00
- $1/2 Pillsbury brownie mix(11/7/2010 RP)
=$.41 each

Michelina's Frozen Entrees $1.00
- $1/5 printable
=$.71 each

Exclusive Facebook Coupon (w/ $10 purchase) this week.
This week the exclusive coupons are only available on Facebook. Larry's Facebook here and Olsen's Facebook here.
  • FREE Suave Shampoo or Conditioner
Click here for more helpful information about using coupons and shopping at Piggly Wiggly. Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices.

A Few Bits of Blog Business

Just wanted to let you guys know about a few recent changes to GB Savers! First, I finally broke down and bought a domain so you can now access GB Savers directly at www.gbsavers.com!! If you happen to have the old blogspot address bookmarked or in your RSS reader it should automatically re-direct you. If for some reason it does not or you have any trouble, please let me know.

Second, if you are hipper than me and have a mobile phone that can access the web, you can now access the mobile version of GB Savers. It's like GB Savers "lite"... just the content, no sidebars. Figure that might come in handy if you want to look at a deal list while you are actually at the store!

This has been around for while but I haven't really mentioned it. If you happen to use Twitter you can follow GB Savers on Twitter here. All the blog posts are set to automatically appear there as well as Facebook.

One last thing, don't forget to enter the $40 CSN giveaway! I'll pick the winner in 2 days!

January 23, 2011

Festival Foods Deals 1/23 - 1/29

GBPG Online only Festival coupon (with $5 purchase):
FREE Kemps Sour Cream

Web Only Coupon:
Glaceau Smart Water (6 pk) $4.99 limit 1 

Weekly Coupon Items (limit 1 unless otherwise stated):
Sara Lee Classic Bread $1.88
Minute Maid Orange Juice $1.68
Flavorite Spicy Brown or Horseradish Mustard $.98
Old Dutch Popcorn $1.48
Morning Glory Chocolate Milk (gal) $1.88
Steve's Cheese Slices $1.98
Roma Original Pizza or Bernies Bites Appetizers $1.88
Fresh, Plump Blueberries $1.98

Weekly Sale and Green Sheet Items:
Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup $.49
Quaker Cereals $1.88
Quaker Instant Oatmeal $2 - $1/1 (1/2/2011 RP)
Kraft Pourable Salad Dressing $1.98 - $1/2 (1/23/2011 SS)
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $2
Kraft American Singles $1.49 - $1/1 printable or $0.75/1 (1/9/2011)
Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese $1.49 - $1/2 (1/23/2011 SS)
Yoplait "Fridge Pack" Yogurt $1.49
Pasta-Roni or Rice-A-Roni $1 - FREE Pasta Roni WYB (3) Rice a Roni (1/2/2011 RP)
Gerber Amish Chicken Breasts $1.99 per lb.
Gerber Amish Family Pack Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs $.99 per lb.
Gerber Amish Whole Bagged Chickens $.99 per lb.
Gerber Amish Whole Cut-Up Chickens $.99 per lb.
Oscar Mayer Wieners $1.49
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner $.49
Prego Pasta Sauce $1.66 - $0.60/2 (1/2/2011 SS)
Del Monte Sweet, Del Monte Gold Pineapple $1.98

Money Saver Mailer Coupons (for Week 2):
Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist $1.98
Barrel O Fun Potato Chips $1.48 (limit 3)
Flavorite Chunk Cheese $.98 (limit 3)
Flavorite Large Eggs $.88
John Morrell Cocktail Smokies $1.88 (limit 2)
Whole, White Mushrooms $.68
Read the shopping guide and coupon policy for Festival Foods here. Please note if you are outside of the GB area a few prices may be different, check your local Festival ad to verify prices.

January 20, 2011

Copps/Pick N' Save/Rainbow Coupon Match Ups

Hi Ladies,
Jill just emailed me asking about MinnesotaCouponAdventure's Copps list as it wasn't posted yet this week, so I wanted to give you all an update. Karen at MCA recently moved to a brand new site called Creative Couponing. http://creativecouponing.com/ Be sure to bookmark her new site so you can keep up w/ the deals at Copps/Pick N' Save/Rainbow. I apologize for not posting lists here any more. When school started, my schedule got a LOT busier and I just don't have time these days. But, I still rely on Karen to provide me with those great deal match ups each week. She seems to be branching out a lot more w/ her new site, so it makes for another great all-around money saving resource. Happy shopping Savers!!


Cetirizine (Zyrtec) Deal at CVS

If any of you out there are allergy sufferers like me and rely on Zyrtec to control your symptoms, I stumbled on a good deal at CVS today. The coupon machine printed a $2 CVS Cetirizine coupon and when I went to the shelf, they had the 30 ct. package on sale for $13.99, which is decent in itself, but they were well stocked w/ 100% more FREE bottles, so you get 60/bottle! Also, there is an ECB ($1) printing for these, which I didn't even know about. So, when all is said & done you can get 60ct. for $10.99 after coupon and ECB's. This was at the Howard location on Velp.
NOTE: Watch the register! This did ring up incorrectly for me. The computer recognized it as a 60ct. bottle and rang up at $17.99, instead of the 30ct. price of $13.99, but the cashier was happy to fix it!

TODAY ONLY: Hansen's Warehouse Sale

The Bargain Sleuth has a post up about Hansen's warehouse sale going on today only, but GB Savers reader Dolly just emailed me to let me know the deal is even sweeter than just pizza!

In addition to the pizzas ($25 - $34 per case of 12) and cheese bread by the case you can buy all the miscellaneous fundraiser items such as calendars, wrapping paper, etc. for a $1.00 each. You can purchase 3-lb. tubs of Snickerdoodle or Triple Chocolate cookie dough for $3.00 each or a case of 8 tubs for $20.

This sale is through TODAY only until 5pm! The warehouse address is 930 Goddard (over by Aurora Bay Care Hospital). For more info head over to Hansen's website.

Do Coupons Really Help You Save?

This is from an email discussion and thought it was worth sharing! Basically, someone had seen the Extreme Couponing show and wondered if using coupons was really worth it. One of the ladies in the discussion (not me!) wrote this great email in response (bold is my emphasis):
I think the TLC show on extreme couponing got many people talking about coupons, both positive and negative. For me, I have made several failed attempts at couponing over the years, but in the beginning of November I decided to take another stab at it when I saw that the many couponing sites have done almost all of the legwork for me. Much, much easier than in past years!

In November, being a complete novice, I saved $650 (of our usual $1000 grocery budget) and we had much, much more food on hand than ever before. Even with the purchase of a coupon binder and the time spent to learn the systems, I probably spent $100 on the binder, plastic pages, and newspapers, and maybe 10 hours learning how to do it all and setting up the binder. An excellent investment on month one for me, and an immediate payoff as well. Now I have my binder and my knowledge and I am doing very well with the couponing and I just buy 2 papers per week, so no more out of pocket expenses.

Before coupons I almost exclusively shopped at Walmart and bought a lot of store brand items. Now I shop at the grocery store, Walgreens, and CVS, and get tons of name brand items and things that previously would have been more of a luxury purchase for us, for way, way less than I ever paid for store brand items. When I walk through Walmart now, the prices make me cringe because I know how much higher they are than what I can get the items for.

Be sure to read the rest...

January 19, 2011

Piggly Wiggly Deals 1/19 - 1/25

Great sale on General Mills products this week! It's a mix and match sale. You have to buy these sale items in groups of 10 but you can mix and match which items you want to get. There are lots of coupons to match up with this sale. I highlighted some of the best coupons, but there are more out there. The ad for the DePere and Howard locations are different this week... so be sure to check the ad for your store!

SPECIAL SAVINGS Store Coupons (w/$5 purchase):
None this week

Food Club Chunk, Shredded, or Singles Cheese $.49 with 2100 Pig Points

(when you buy in groups of 10)

GoGurt, Trix or Fiber One Yogurt $1.29
-$.75/2 printable or $0.75/2 (1/2/2011 GM)
$1/2 Yoplait Go-Gurt, Trix, or Splitz
=as low as $.79 each

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls, $0.99
-$1/2 Pillsbury Crescent or $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent or $.40/2 (1/2/11 GM)
-$1/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or $0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet or $0.40/2 (1/2/2011 GM)
=as low as $.49 each

Totino's Frozen Pizza Rolls $0.79

Green Giant Frozen Boil-in Bag Vegetables, $0.99 - $0.50/1 printable =$.49 each

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles $1.49
-$1/2 printable or $.50/2 printable or (1/2/11 GM) = as low as $.99

Green Giant Canned Vegetables, $.49

Progresso Soup, $0.89 - $1/4 (1/16/2011 SS) or printable =$.64 each

Betty Crocker Potato Pouches, $0.49

Betty Crocker Ready-to-Spread Frosting, $0.99
Betty Crocker Cake Mix, $0.69
=$1.18 for both cake mix and frosting

General Mills Cereal (Cheerios, Trix, Wheaties Cocoa Puff, Golden Grahams) $1.49
-$1/2 printable here or here or $1/3 (1/2/2011 G)
$1/1 Wheaties or here
=as low as $.49

General Mills Cereal (Total, Honey Nut or MultiGrain Cheerios, Fiber One) $1.99
-$0.75/1 MultiGrain Cheerios or $1/2 printable =as low as $1.24

Chex Mix Bars, GM Milk & Cereal Bars or Golden Grahams Treats $1.49
-$1/2 printable or $0.50/1 printable here or here=$.99 each

Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars $1.49
-$1/2 printable or $.50/1 printable here or here=$.99 each

Food Club American Singles, Chunk or Shredded Cheese $1.49
Dean's Snack Dips $0.99 - $1/2 printable =$.49 each

Banquet Frozen Fruit or Pot Pies 2 for $1.00
-B3G1 (fruit pies) Jan 2011 ALL YOU
=$.38 each

Food Club Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup $0.49
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna (pouch) $0.99 - $.5o/1 (Feb 2011 ALL YOU)=$.49
Barilla Pasta $0.99 - $1/2 Barilla Plus (1/9/2011 SS)=$.49 each
Prego Pasta Sauce $1.69 - $0.60/2 (1/2/2011 SS)= $1.39 each
Food Club Seasoning Packets (chili, etc) $0.44

Split Chicken Breasts $0.99 per lb.
Pork Chops $1.79 per lb.
Angus Beef Boneless Top Round Roast $2.99 lb.

Dove or Degree Invisible Solid Deodorant $2.39
-$1.50/2 printable
=$1.64 each

Exclusive Internet Store Coupon (w/ $10 purchase) this week.
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW.
  • All Laundry Detergent $3.49 - $1.50/1 (1/16/2011 SS)=$1.99
Click here for more helpful information about using coupons and shopping at Piggly Wiggly. Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices.

Today's Amazon Gift Card Deal Gets Even Better

Today only there is a really great Living Social deal going on where you can get a $20 Amazon gift card for $10. If that wasn't a good enough deal (or you've been holding off)... the deal is even better if you have a Swag Bucks account.

You can take advantage of this Living Social offer through Swag Bucks and get the discounted gift certificate AND 280 Swag Bucks! That's more than half the points needed to earn a $5 Amazon gift card!! If you are already a Swag Bucks member click here to see how to get this deal.

If you haven't already joined Swag Bucks... it's an easy way to "earn" gift cards and prizes by searching the internet. Sign up here.

$40 CSN Stores Giveaway


 It's the middle of the week. Blah. It's the middle of a typical Wisconsin winter. Blah again. Would a giveaway cheer you up?? Yes? Well, then let's have one!

Now that the holidays are over maybe you're looking for a laptop messenger bag for your new toy or maybe you resolved to get your house in order this year and could use some storage and organization items.
CSN Stores is offering one GB Savers reader a $40 gift code! You can use it to purchase anything they sell. And they sell a lot! CSN Stores site has over 200 online stores and sells just about everything. I have placed two orders through CSN in recent months and have been pleased with both the products and the service I received.

If I was going to spend $40 at CSN today, this is what I would splurge on:
We had a sled very similar to this and after many years of hard use by five little boys it finally broke. Feel free to leave a comment about what you would get if you win. It's fun to see what everyone would choose!

The giveaway starts NOW and ends at 10pm on Friday, January 28th. Giveaway is open only to residents of the US and Canada. The winner will be notified by email and will need to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter just type your name and email address in the form below
. It's not required, but if you aren't already, please consider becoming a subscriber of GB Savers by email, RSS reader, or Facebook. Extra brownie points to you if tell your friends about GB Savers... I'm sure they want to save money too! :)

Sweet CVS Deal

I was just at CVS on Mason and Military and they have a bunch of their Aveeno hair care items marked down 75% off!! Most of them were under $2. Combine that super deal with the $1.50/1 coupon from coupons.com and you've got yourself a sweet deal. But to make it EVEN SWEETER, buy 3 and submit the receipt for the free Aveeno full-size lotion rebate that was recently available. I just checked coupons.com and I'm not seeing the coupon any more, but even if you pay $6 for 3 Aveeno items and then submit it for the rebate it's a pretty great deal! I'd head over there pretty quick, I'm sure these will get scooped up.
Also, they have Kelloggs cereal 3/$10 with a $4 ECB. I bought 4 and used 2 Special K BOGO coupons. After coupons and ECBs I only paid $2 for 4 boxes of Special K. I don't know about you, but I'm set on cereal for about 3 years!!

ALL YOU Subsciption for Under $10

There is only one magazine I am willing to pay for and that's ALL YOU. Each issue has about as many coupons as a newspaper insert. Their articles aren't too bad either, but I'm in it for the coupons! Just like with regular coupon inserts, some months are better than others.

Today if you order through Ebates you can get a 51% back when you subscribe to ALL YOU through Magazines.com. This would make the net price $9.79 which is a great deal for ALL YOU!

Thanks to GB Savers reader Candy who emailed me about this deal!

Menards 20% off Food

In addition to the Copps Coupon booklet today's paper had a little surprise from Menards. It's a brown paper bag from Menard's which you can fill with anything you can eat or drink. Suggested items include candy, pop, bottled water, beef jerky, nuts, chips, soups, sauces and more. You will get 20% off anything in the bag, limited to stock on hand. When it's gone, it's gone. This is good through Sunday, January 23.

I am not sure if the sale is still available but last week Menards had Jack's pizza on sale 6 for $10 (or $1.67 each) which beats most grocery store prices. If you could fill your bag with pizza that wouldn't be a bad deal. I don't usually think of Menards as a place to buy food but apparently it looks like they want you to keep them in mind. Menards does take manufacturer's coupons too. More info about shopping at Menards can be found under the "Stores" tab at the top of the page.

Special thanks to Dolly for passing this along!

Copps Coupon Booklet

There is a Copps coupon booklet in today's paper. Special thanks to GB Savers reader Dolly, who takes time to type this up for us! These Copps deals are effective Thursday, January 20 through Wednesday, February 2. All deals are a limit of one (1) unless otherwise specified.

$5.98 Maxwell House or Yuban Coffee 31.5-34.5 oz.
$0.88 Kemps Sour Cream or Dip
$2.98 Yoplait Yogurt Fridge Packs
$6.98 Frigo Cheese Heads String Cheese 48 oz.
$2.28 Totino's Pizza Rolls
$2.48 Roundy's Ice Cream 64 oz.
$1.58 Earth Grains 100% Natural Bread
$2.38 Green Giant Canned Vegetables Selected 4-pk.
$0.98/lb Perdue Oven Ready Roaster
$2.88 Butcher's Cut Thick Sliced Bacon Limit 2 lbs.
$5.98 Tidy Cats Scoop Cat Litter 20 lb.
$4.98 Scott 8-12 Roll Bath Tissue or 6-Roll Paper Towels
MC $1.00 WYB 2 dozen Eggland's Best Eggs
MC $2.00 off any Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Granulated 9.7 oz. or 200-ct. packets
MC $1.00 off any Nature's Bounty Vitamin or Supplement
MC $1.00 off any One A Day Multivitamin Product
$1.68 Fresh Express Garden Salad
$1.98 Large Cantaloupe
2/$3.98 Athenos Crumbled Feta
2/$3.98 Athenos Hummus
$1.98 Fresh Baked Cookies 12-ct.
$2.00 off Roundy's Jumbo Butterfly or Buffalo Shrimp
$15.99 Miller Lite Home Draft 5.7 ltr. mini keg
$8.99 Miller Lite Beer 9-pk. 16 oz.
$2.88 Hershey's 6-pk. candy
$0.98 Extra Multipack Gum
$8.28 Huggies Jumbos Diapers, Supreme Jumbos, Overnites or GoodNites
$19.98 Similac Advance Early Shield or Sensitive Powdered Baby Formula
$0.98 Dial 7.5 oz. liquid hand soap, 3-pk. basics bar soap, 2 oz. hand sanitizer or Right Guard Sport or Solid Fresh Deodorant
$0.88 Halls Cough Drops -- Limit 4
$6.48 Mucinex or Mucinex DM Adult Cough/Cold Reliever
$3.98 Tampax Pearl 18-20 ct. tampons
$4.58 Advil 40-50 ct. or Advil PM 16-20 ct.
$0.98 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers
$2.98 Clear Value Orange Juice (gallon)

January 18, 2011

Speak Up!

I want you to feel free to leave comments on (or email me about) any GB Savers post. Please speak up if you have a question, deal suggestion, or just want to say hello. Many times a reader finds a great deal or coupon that I missed and I'm always happy to add it to the post! I've said it before... working together we can save a lot more!

I have comments open to everyone (meaning you do NOT have to have an account of any kind to leave a comment). I think all readers, even those without a blog or special account, should be able to leave comments.

At this time I do not moderate comments. Which means that your comment will appear right after you submit it. This also means that I usually won't see your comment until I check my email. I do get an email when someone leaves a comment and if a question is asked I do try and answer it. You can choose to receive comment notification as well if you want to be notified when someone else comments after you (only available for Google accounts) or you can just come back and check for follow up comments later.

Everyone knows how to comment on Facebook-- unfortunately FB doesn't notify me when you comment there, so sorry if you ever felt ignored-- but it has come to my attention that some of you may not know how to leave a comment here on the blog. Here is a little tutorial for you. It's really easy!

At the bottom of every post, look for this (the number changes depending on the number of comments) and then click on it:
It will open a page that includes a box like this:
Just type what you want to say in the box. Under the orange words "Choose an identity", pick one of the four options. If you have a Google account you can use the first option. If you have an Open ID account choose the second option. You can also just pick the Name/URL option and put your name or nickname in the "name" space (filling the URL box is optional). If you wish to remain anonymous just click the last option.

If you have a Google account, you can choose to be notified of follow up comments by marking the box below "Google Account" that says "Email follow up comments to ____@gmail.com".

Right now I have word verification on (so you have to type in a squiggly word) to prove you are not a spam bot. I know it's a pain and adds an additional step; however, most spam comments have similar content to email spam and include links to very offensive content.

The last step is to hit the orange "Publish Your Comment" button and your comment will be visible right away.

See.. it really is super easy! So feel free to speak up and leave a comment!

January 17, 2011

Reminder: Click for Cans

Campbell's Click for Cans is almost over. So take a minute to vote each day for your favorite team.

Each team gets 1,000 cans of soup, but division champs get an additional 12,000. The winner gets 5,000 more for a total of 18,000 cans. The Packers have won this for the past 8 years! That's a LOT of soup for our local food banks! No matter how the Pack plays we can always win this "Souper Bowl".

Savings Tracker Download

Just in case you missed it a couple weeks ago, Money Saving Mom shared a link to this great savings tracker. I downloaded it (to my Google Docs) and put in all my January receipts. I think it's going to be a great way to keep track of my grocery and personal care spending. Besides telling me how much of my budget I've used up for the month, it will tell me how much I've saved.

My favorite part is the breakdown of savings by both coupons and store discounts. So far this month I've saved $182.65 by using coupons and more than $200 by shopping sales. Of course, it's not really true "savings" since I would never buy some of those items at their regular prices, but the point is even if you aren't a big coupon clipper you can still save a ton by shopping sales.

If you haven't already checked it out, head over to The Coupon Project to download the Savings Tracker. It's completely free. You can even download a short manual to help you figure out how to use it.

January 16, 2011

CVS Deals 1/16 - 1/22

Boiron Chestal Honey Cough Syrup $5
-$5 ECBs

- $1/1 printable
=Make $1

Orbit Gum BOGO Sale

Use BOGO printable here or here or here
=two FREE!

Dawn Dish Soap and Hand Renewal $.97 (Limit 5)
Use $1/1 from Home Made Simple Mailer or $0.50/1 (12/26 P&G)
=as low as FREE

Crest or Oral-B Toothpaste, Rinse or Floss $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$2 ECBs
-$1/1 (12/26 P&G) or $.75/1 (1/16 P&G)
=FREE or $.24

Tom’s of Maine Deodorant, Toothpaste or Mouthwash $3.99 (Limit 2)
-$3 ECBs

Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 (Limit 2)
-$1 ECB
-$.75/1 (1/2 or 1/16 SS) or $1/1 January ALL YOU
=as low as $.99

Listerine Mouthwash or Pocketpaks $3.99 (Limit 2)
-$1 ECB
-$2/1 printable or $1/1 (1/9 SS)

M&Ms Bags $2.50 (Limit 1)
-$1 ECB wyb 2
-$1/2 printable
=$1.50 each

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this CVS shopping guide.

Festival Foods Deals 1/16 - 1/22

A few good coupon items but an otherwise pretty slow week at Festival.

Take a few minutes to tell Festival what you think about their weekly ad by taking the survey that can be found on their website. Personally, I mentioned it would be nice to have one larger ad flyer (like most other stores) as opposed to sales being spread out over their weekly ad, internet ad, green sheet, pink sheet, yellow sheet, etc. To put these deal lists together I have to look in a million different places. I almost never mention their health & beauty deals because they are on a separate flier in the store that I rarely even look at.

GBPG Online only Festival coupon (with $5 purchase):
Bananas $.29 per pound (limit 3 pounds)

Festival Website Reward Coupon:
Festival Milk (1 gal) $.99 (limit 1)

Weekly Coupon Items (limit 1 unless otherwise stated):
Wonder Classic White Bread $.98 (limit 2)
Coca-Cola Coca Cola Products (20 pk) $3.98
Flavorite Butter $1.48
Stone Ridge Ice Cream $1.98
Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon $1.78 (limit 2)
Festival Bath Tissue $2.98
Festival Napkins (250 ct) $.98
Festival Paper Towels $2.98
Dole Iceberg Lettuce $.68

Xtra Liquid Laundry Detergent $1.68
Buy one and use $1/1 printable
=$.68 each

Weekly Sale and Green Sheet Items:
Boneless Chuck Roast $2.98 (there is a better roast deal at Pig thru Tuesday)
Pepsi, Mountain Dew or Sierra Mist (2L) $.98
Dole Pineapple in Juice $.99
Frito Lay Doritos or Sun Chips $1.98
Kemps Light Yogurt $.40
Morning Glory Cottage Cheese $1.68
Freshlike Frozen Vegetables $.98
Orv's Tasty Toppings Pizza $1.88
Carl Buddig Deli Cuts $.98
Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce $.99

Red Gold Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce $.50
Buy 3 and use $1/3 (10/24/2010 SS) or $1/4 printable
=$.17 or $.25 each depending on which coupon you use

Weight Watchers Smart Ones $2
Use $3/10 printable or $2/8 printble or $1/5 printable
=$1.70 or $1.75 or $1.80 each depending on which coupon you use

Pillsbury Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls $1.66
Use $1/2 printable or $.50/2 printable or $0.40/2 (1/2/2011 GM)
=$1.16 or $1.41 or $1.46 each depending on which coupon you use

Nestle Refrigerated Cookies $2
Use $1/1 printable
=$1 each

Kellogg's Deal $2.50 each
Fiber One Snack Bars - $.50/1 printable
Special K Cereal - $1.00/2 (1/2 RP)
Special K Cereal Bars or Fruit Crisps $1/2 (1/2 RP)
=$2 each

Money Saver Mailer Coupons (for Week 2):
Green Giant Baby Carrots, 1 lb. bag $0.48 (Limit 1)
Bar S Sliced Bacon (1 lb.) $1.98 (Limit 1) - $1/2 printable (not sure if using this would be a good deal... depends on what the price for the second bacon would be)

Read the shopping guide and coupon policy for Festival Foods here. Please note if you are outside of the GB area a few prices may be different, check your local Festival ad to verify prices.

January 14, 2011

Don't Forget to Get Your FREE Gas!

I earned my first $10 BP Reward Card today! This program lasts until March 22 so you still have plenty of time to take advantage of the offer. You can complete the offer up to 3 times and earn $30 in free gas! For more information and details read the post about how to get free gas from BP here.

Piggly Wiggly Update

After some confusion (the online ad doesn't list it as such), I confirmed that Larry's Piggly Wiggly has ground beef on sale for $1.79 per pound when you buy a 10 pound package. The updated Piggly Wiggly deal list can be found here. I hope you have room in your freezers because these are the BEST prices on ground beef and boneless, skinless chicken breasts I've seen in YEARS!

Subscription Options

We have several new readers so I wanted to remind everyone there are several ways to keep up with posts from GB Savers:
  • "Like" GB Savers on Facebook! This is great option if you are on Facebook a lot anyway. Occasionally, I post time sensitive deals only on Facebook because it's the fastest way to get the info out for you to see. All blog posts are sent automatically to the GB Savers Facebook feed, but you might miss a deal if you don't see it on your news feed so you might want to...
  • Subscribe to GB Savers via email. This is your best option if you want to make sure you don't miss any posts. Every evening one email is sent out that includes the posts from that day. You will not get any spam. Signing up is very easy. Just enter your email address and then be sure to click the link in the confirmation email. If you don't confirm your subscription you will not receive any emails. You can unsubscribe at any time; there is an "unsubscribe" option at the bottom of every email.
  • Subscribe via RSS Feed Reader. This is my personal favorite. I love keeping up with all kinds of blogs with an RSS reader. If you don't know about using an RSS reader, you can learn more about them here. Subscribing via RSS is easy, just click the orange (or blue) RSS symbol at the top of the blog or in either sidebar.
As always, please feel free to share any deals you come across (leave a comment, write on the FB wall, or send me an email). The more deals we share the more money we all can save! If you have found GB Savers helpful, please do me a favor and help spread the word... tell a friend or two about GB Savers! Thanks!

January 12, 2011

Piggly Wiggly Deals 1/12 - 1/18

Stock up sale at Pig this week. Several items you must purchase a certain quantity to get the sale price. Awesome deal on boneless/skinless chicken breasts... the BEST price I've seen in a very long time. I did see a few price discrepancies between ads this week so check your store ad to verify prices.

SPECIAL SAVINGS Store Coupons (w/$5 purchase):
None this week

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 2100 points

Navel Oranges (8# bag) $4.99
Blackberries (6 oz) $2

Progresso Classics Soup, $.83 (when you buy 6) - $1/4 (1/2/2011 or 12/5/10 GM) or printable
Food Club Gravy or Seasoning Mix $0.44
Food Club Pasta Sauce $.83 (when you buy 6)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners (5 pk) $3.49
Food Club Marshmallows $.79
Creamette Pasta $.83 (when you buy 6) - $.50/1 printable (Quick Cook variety)
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix $1.49 - $2.00 printable (no longer available - hope you got them!)

Hamburger Helper $.83 (when you buy 12)
- $0.75/3 (1/2/2011 GM) or printable= only $.58 each!

Farmland Smoked Sausage ~ $2 each
Food Club Ice Cream (48 oz) ~ $2.20 each
Henri's Dressing ~$1.13 each
Food Club Frozen Veggies ~$.65 each
Hunt's Ketchup ~$.80 each
Food Club Instant Oatmeal ~$1.25 each
Food Club Au Gratin or Scalloped ~$.70
Food Club Oil (24 oz) ~$1.18 each

Red Gold Tomatoes ~$.73 each
- $1/3 printable or (10/24/2010 SS)=$.43 each

Ziploc Bags ~$1.05 each
- $1/2 printable or (12/5/10 or 1/9/2011 SS)=only $.55 each!!

Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits $0.99 - $.30/2 (1/2/2011 or 12/5/10 GM) or printable
FREE Dean's Chocolate Milk (half gallon) when you buy Dean's White Milk (gallon) with in ad manufacturer's coupon

Ground Beef $1.79 per pound (in 10 pound chubs)--not sure all stores have this price
Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.29 lb. (Sold in 10-lb. Bags Only) AWESOME DEAL!!
Chicken Leg Quarters $0.49 lb. (Sold in 10-lb. Bags Only!)
Angus Beef Whole Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast $2.39 lb.
Pride of the Farm Seasoned Ground Turkey, $0.99 (limit 3)

Palermo's Pizza $1.43 (when you buy 7)
Healthy Choice Entrees $1.67 - B5G1 (1/2/2011 SS)

Herbal Essence hair products $2.49
Buy one shampoo, one conditioner, and two stylers
Use TWO of the B1G1 (free styler WYB 1 Hair Product) from the 12/26/2010 P&G
=$1.25 each after coupons

Exclusive Internet Store Coupon (w/ $10 purchase) this week.
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW.
  • Miracle Whip Squeeze (22 0z) $.99
Click here for more helpful information about using coupons and shopping at Piggly Wiggly. Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices.

The USDA Numbers

Just for fun every once in awhile I like to go look at what the government says we should be spending on groceries. It's always good for a chuckle. The first time I ever saw these numbers was in my favorite money saving book ever The Tightwad Gazette.

The USDA puts out these numbers several times a year. The most recent chart is for November 2010. All levels supposedly represent a "nutritious diet". There are four levels: thrifty, low-cost, moderate, and liberal. They break down into both weekly and monthly costs.

If you have a family of four, your numbers are listed right on the chart. If you have a larger family you will have to do a little math to get your numbers. To calculate overall household food costs, adjust food costs for each person in household (see below) and then add these adjusted numbers.
1-person—add 20 percent to individual amount listed
2-person—add 10 percent to individual amount listed
3-person—add 5 percent to individual amount listed
4-person—no adjustment (your cost is listed in chart)
5- or 6-person—subtract 5 percent to individual amount listed
7- (or more) person—subtract 10 percent to individual amount listed

We have a family of 8 so I had to subtract 10 percent from each number in the chart before adding them. The numbers I got for my family were:
Thrifty Plan = $217.10 per week
Liberal Plan = $426.20 per week
I didn't figure out the numbers for the Low-Cost or Moderate plans.

Looking at these numbers it doesn't surprise me at all that we can't balance the national budget! :) My husband and I just reviewed our budget (we like to do that at the beginning of each year) and the actual average amount we spent on groceries for 2010 was $101 per week. That's less than half the "thrifty plan" for our family size. If you want to add in household and personal care items (which we budget separately) it would be $131 per week. I'm sure some of you do even better!!

You can find all the charts on the USDA website here. The chart shown above is a pdf available here. There is a very wide cost range listed on these charts and every family is different, especially if you have any special dietary needs. If you do the math, I'd be curious to know how far off these numbers are for your family. Please leave a comment! Feel free to remain "anonymous" if you want.

January 11, 2011

Free $50,000 Life Insurance Policy for Parents

Well, here's an interesting freebie I came across in my RSS reader this morning. A free life insurance policy (10 year term) from Mass Mutual Financial Group to cover your child's education costs in the event of your death.

Read all the details at the link above, but here's the short version:
- $50,000 coverage (for education expenses only)
- For parents between the ages of 19-42
- Parents must be currently employed full or part time with a total family income not less than $10,000 or more than $40,000 a year
- Parents must be in good health (per guidelines)

Thanks to the Happy Housewife for posting about this offer.

January 10, 2011

Walgreens Deals 1/9 - 1/15

I seriously haven't posted Walgreens deals since the end of summer. I haven't shopped there since then either. Yikes. I figure the best way to get myself excited about the deals is to post about them, so here we go...

Go! Kids Multi-Vitamin Gummies $5.00
-$5 RR

BIC Triump Pens $1.99
-$2/1 (1/9 SS) or $2/1 printable

Reach Total Care Toothbrushes or Floss $3.99
-BOGO coupon (10/10 RP) or 2/2 printable (for toothbrushes)
-$2/1 (10/10 RP) or $1/1 printable (for floss)
-$2/1 weekly in-ad coupon (will give $4 off)

Stayfree Pads $6.49
-BOGO coupon (1/9 RP) or printable
-$3/1 weekly in-ad coupon (will give $6 off)
=.25 each

Kelloggs Cereals $2.50
$2 RRs
-BOGO printable
=$0.25 each

Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion $4.29
-$5 RRs (buy 2 get $5 RR)
-$3/2 (12/05 SS)
=$0.29 each

Colgate $1
-$0.50/1 (1/2 SS)

Nature Valley Granola Bars $2 each
-$3.50 RRs (buy 5 get $3.50)
-$0.50/1 printable or here (or $1/2 coupons here)
=$0.80 each

Pantene Hair Care $3.50
-$2 RR (buy 2 get $2 RR)
-$3.00/2 (12/26 P&G)
=$1 each

EOS Lip Balm or Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream $2.99
-$2 RR

Tylenol Precise Cream or Heat Patches $5.99
-$3 RR
-$2.00/1 (1/9 SS or 12/12 RP)

Walgreens Diapers $6
Buy 3 get $3 RRs
Buy 5 get $5 RRs
=as low as $5 each

It's a surprisingly good week for deals at Walgreens. Head over to Money Saving Mom's post to see all the deals.

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, you might want to read this Walgreens shopping guide.

Want a $3/1 Kashi Coupon?

Festival has Kashi cereal on sale this week for only $1.98 and Jen just posted a Kashi deal at Target too! Hopefully you're all signed up for Vocalpoint and got the great $3/1 coupon mailed to you, but if you didn't you might want to try this...

Sign up for a (or log in to your) Recycle Bank account. New members get 20 points right off the bat. You can complete various activities (quizzes, games) to earn additional points. When you have earned 90 points you can redeem your points for a $3/1 Kashi coupon. Then use the coupon at Target or Festival to get free cereal!

Common Sense With Money has more details and suggestions of activities to earn points.

Uber Cheap Kashi at Target!

Not a plethora of deals at Target this week, but you might want to stop by just for the Kashi deal.
Right now Kashi cereal is on sale for $2.99. If you got the sweat Vocalpoint coupons a few weeks ago you can score big:

Buy 3 boxes of Kashi
Use 1 $3/1 Vocalpoint coupon
Use 2 $1/1 Vocalpoint coupons
stack with $1.50/3 Target coupon
You get 3 boxes of cereal for $2.50!!

January 9, 2011

CVS Deals 1/9 - 1/15

I really needed dishwasher detergent so I was super excited to see this first deal! (Thanks to Dawn for giving me enough coupons to do this deal!)

Finish Dishwasher Packets $3
-$2.25/1 (1/2/2011 SS)
=$.75 each
(or if you have enough coupons buy 7 and make $4.75 after $10 ECBs wyb $20!!)

Reese’s Minis or Hershey Drops at $1.59
-$1.59 ECBs (Limit 1)

Snickers Singles $0.89
-$0.89 ECBs (Limit 1)
=Free after

Gas-X $6.29
-$10 ECBs (Limit 1)
-$4/1 printable or (12/12 SS)--use 4
=make $.84

Pepsi 12 pk. $3.33
-$10 ECBs wyb $20 (Limit 1)
=$1.67 each!!
(watch the limit on this one--last year it was a hidden limit of more than one!)

Renuzit Adjustables $0.88
-B2G1 (1/9 RP)

All Laundry Detergent $4.99
-$1 ECB (Limit 1)
-$1/1 (12/5 RP) or printable

Scott, Kleenex or Cottonelle--get $10 ECBs when you spend $25 (Limit 1)
--you'll have to figure out the best deal for you on this one! :)
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue
$0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue ( 1/2/2011 SS)
$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue or Scott Towels Printable
$2/2 Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue AND Scott Towels
$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue or Scott Towels
$2/2 Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue AND Scott Towels
$0.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue
$1/2 Cottonelle Fresh Moist Wipes

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this CVS shopping guide.

Festival Foods Deals 1/9 - 1/15

GBPG Online only Festival coupon (with $5 purchase):
FREE Loaf of Festival Bread

Weekly Coupon Items (Limit 1 unless otherwise stated):
Festival Mini Cookies $2.48 (limit 2)
Skippy Peanut Butter $.98
Frito Lay Chips $1.98 (limit 3)
Flavorite Shredded Cheese $.98 (limit 3)
Pep's Pizza $1.98 (limit 4)
Kemps Ice Cream $3.98
Hillshire Farm Lunchmeats $2.48 (limit 2) - $1/1 printable
Kitchen Kleen Russet Potatoes (5# bag) $.88
Clementines (5# box) $3.98
Tato Skins Snacks $1.48 (limit 3)
Steve's Cheese Slices $1.98 (limit 2)
Bulk Natural/Organic Foods $1.00 off ANY

Blue Diamond Nut Thins $1.78
- $.75/1 (12-05 SS)

Brook’s Chili Beans $.88
- $.55/2 (10-10 SS)
=$.61 each

Silk Soy or Almond Milk $1.98
=$.98 after

Simply Orange Juice $1.68
-$1/1 (12/5 SS) or $1/1 printable
=$.68 each

Butternut Healthy Life Bread $1.48 (limit 2)
-$.35/1 (01-02 SS)

Hormel Cooked (Cure 81) Ham $2.98 per lb. (limit 4 lb.)
- $1/1 ALL YOU Dec 2010
=$1.98 per lb. if you buy one pound

Kashi Go Lean or Heart to Heart $1.98
-$3/1 (Vocal Point mailer) or $1/1 printable
=Free or $.98

Weekly Sale and Green Sheet Items
French Bread $.98
Red Gold Tomato Juice $.99
Ajaz Dish Liquid $.99
Knorr Side Dishes $1
Red Gold Salsa $.99
Creamette Pasta $.99
Grapefruit, Red (5# bag) $1.98
Navel Oranges (4# bag) $1.98
Tangerines $.25

Vitamin Water $1
- $1/1 Catalina (have been printing the past 2 weeks)

Chef Boyardee $.88
- $.35/3 (1/2/2011 SS) Insert or B4G1 Free ALL YOU Jan 2011
=$.70 or $.76 each depending on which coupon you use

Healthy Choice Soup $1.25
- $1/2 (1/2/2011 SS)
=$.75 each

Post Cereals $1.98
- $1/2 (1/9/2011 SS) or $0.75/1 Pebbles (12/5/2010 SS)
=$1.49 each

Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener $.99
- B3G3 (1/9/2011 RP)
=$.50 each

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding $.88
- $0.60/3 (1/2/2011 SS)

Hershey's Original Chocolate Syrup $1.98
- $1/2 printable
=$1.48 each

Scotties Tissue $.99
- $1/5 (12/12/10 or 1/9/2011 RP)
=$.79 each

Aunt Jemima Waffles $.99
-$1/2 printable here or here
=$.49 each

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix $1.19
- $2.00 printable (no longer available - hope you got them!)

Read the shopping guide and coupon policy for Festival Foods here. Please note if you are outside of the GB area a few prices may be different, check your local Festival ad to verify prices.

Frosty Flicks

GB Savers reader Kris emailed to let me know that Marcus Theatres is bringing back Frosty Flicks February 6th - March 20th. You will be able to see a movie on Saturday mornings at 10am or Sunday mornings at 11am for just $2!

Here are the movies that will be shown:

February 5 & 6 .... Despicable Me
February 12 & 13 .... Nanny McPhee Returns
February 19 & 20 .... Alpha & Omega
February 26 & 27 .... Cats & Dogs 2
March 5 & 6 .... Legends of the Guardians
March 12 & 13 .... TBA
March 19 & 20 .... TBA

For more information visit Marcus Theatres website.

January 8, 2011

Thanks Dawn! :)

I've been in a bit of coupon funk for a couple months now. I've been doing okay at the grocery store, but the deals at CVS and Walgreens have been nothing to write home about... so I just haven't been going. Thankfully, I had enough of a stockpile to get away with that but it's dwindling down now and I really need to get motivated.

I had enough free Excedrin coupons to make $10 at CVS this week so (even though I didn't feel like it) I headed out the door after the kids went to bed tonight. I just quickly glanced at the CVS deal list but didn't really get myself organized.

I always know it's going to be a good night at CVS when my favorite cashier is working but tonight I also met an AWESOME fellow couponer! Who not only was fun to visit with, but also cheerfully handed over not one or two but NINE coupons to help make a few deals sweeter for me. I told her about GB Savers so I hope she stops by to say hi and sees this...

THANK YOU DAWN!! I smiled the whole way home. Not only did you make my night by sharing your coupons you really gave me a little inspiration to get back into the swing of things and I really needed that!

January 7, 2011

Mega Swag Bucks Friday

Search & Win

Just a friendly reminder... it's Mega Swag Bucks day. If you search on Fridays there is a greater chance to earn high value MEGA Swag Bucks.

You can pick up a buck for taking the quick "daily poll" or earn a few by watching a couple videos. I haven't tried it yet but you can now print coupons from Swag Bucks too.

If you haven't already joined Swag Bucks... it's an easy way to "earn" gift cards and prizes by searching the internet. It really does add up... I traded my Swag Bucks in for $200 in Amazon gift cards last year. (Really helped stretch the Christmas budget!)

January 6, 2011

We're at War!

Fall in troops! Okay, GB Savers, I know I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but I need to remind you all of something. Let's run through a few drills to freshen your money saving skills. There is a war going on all around you. You're on the front lines! The stores want your money and you want to keep it. Right? I sure hope so!

Yesterday, Festival announced that they had to remove their Money Board coupon machines because the company that runs them is going out of business. It's really NOT a big deal. Sure, they were nice to use when a deal matched up but they weren't saving me major money on a regular basis so I won't really miss them too much. [Plus there was other happy coupon news to celebrate: Copps extended Double Daze and ShopKo now takes internet printables!]

But because I would love to see more double coupons in the Green Bay area, I left a comment on Festival's Facebook post and suggested they offer double coupons. :) A girl can dream, can't she? I've suggested it before and their answer is always the same... "it wouldn't save you any money because we'd have to raise our prices" (I totally disagree with their reasoning--How much does the Tot Spot cost, anyway?--but that's not the subject of this post).

I am not at all shocked by Festival's not wanting to offer double coupons. What really shocked me is the number of people more loyal to a grocery store than to saving their own, hard earned money! I realize some of the commenters were just there to stir up trouble and at least one was a Festival employee so we can ignore most of those comments. I can't believe that there is even one person out there who genuinely thinks that Festival's main goal is great customer service or who feels strongly enough to defend any store! I agree they are one of the friendliest, cleanest stores around, but their goal is to make money and mine is to keep it, so that makes us "enemies".

To save the most on your grocery bill you have to "play the game". It requires you to:
  • shop at more than one store. No ONE STORE will save you the most!
  • drive around town a little bit. Yes, it is worth the cost of gas! We're talking saving hundreds or thousands of dollars per year NOT fifty cents.
  • research store policies and weekly ads. That's where GB Savers comes in!
  • use coupons strategically to help you save. GB Savers can help you with this too!
  • know how much you are spending and how much things really cost.
  • not be loyal to any one brand or store.
  • teach others! Spread the word. Educate your friends!
Does this take time? Yes, it does. Perhaps you have more money than time and you only want to shop at one store. That is absolutely fine, just be aware that you ARE paying more for that convenience.

So assemble your arsenal (of coupons and deal match-ups) and get out there and save your money! And while you are out there... see if you can win a few new recruits over to our side of the battle!


January 5, 2011

Piggly Wiggly Deals 1/5 - 1/11

SPECIAL SAVINGS Store Coupons (w/$5 purchase):
Piggly Wiggly Gallon Milk $1.69

Florida's Natural Orange Juice $0.99 with 2100 Pig Points

FOUR DAY SALE - January 6th-9th
Ground Beef $1.99 per lb.
Doritos BOGO (prices start at $3.99)
Klement's Brats or Italian (2.5# box) $4.99
Yellow Onions (3# bag) $1.49

Golden Pineapple $1.99 ea.

Yoplait Yogurt, $.39 (limit 10) - $0.50/8 (11/14/10 or 1/2/2011 GM) or $.40/6 printable

Valu Time Cream (Mushroom or Chicken) Soup $0.49
Campbell's Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup $0.49 - $0.40/2 (12/12/2010 SS)
Valu Time Squeeze Ketchup $0.99
Valu Time Canola or Vegetable Oil $1.99
Ronzoni Smart Taste or Healthy Harvest Pasta $0.99 - $1/2 printable here or here
Food Club Macaroni & Cheese $0.39
Post Cereal $2.00 - $0.75/1 (12/5/2010 SS)
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa $1.99 - $2.00 printable (no longer available)

Split Chicken Breasts $0.99 lb.
Chuck Roast $2.49 per lb.

Colgate Toothpaste (Excluding Total) $0.99 (limit 3) - $0.50/1 (1/2/2011 SS)
Valu Time Bath Tissue (12ct) or Paper Towels (8ct) $3.99
Valu Time Liquid Bleach $0.99
Valu Time White Paper Napkins $1.29

Exclusive Internet Store Coupon (w/ $10 purchase) this week.
These are available here for Larry's PW and here for Olsen's PW.
  • Valu Time Bath Tissue (12ct) or Paper Towels (8ct) $2.99

Click here for more helpful information about using coupons and shopping at Piggly Wiggly. Remember, Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and their ads occasionally don't match up, check your store ad for prices.

Bad News from Festival

Bad news from Festival (via their Facebook wall) this morning:

"I wanted to give everyone a heads up that the Money Board coupon machines have been removed from all of our stores. The vendor and owner of our Money Board coupon dispenser has decided to cease operations. Thank you!"

I'm hoping Festival comes up with a new way to help us save as the Money Board was one way they helped us to "double" our savings. Come on Festival... here's your chance... let's try double coupons! :)

Be sure to read the comments on this post! Then maybe take a minute and tell Festival what would make you a happy customer.

January 4, 2011

Festival Foods Deals 1/2 - 1/8

I'm sending this post through again because not only can you get FREE Mom's Meatloaf the Yoplait deal just got better! See below for more info...

GBPG Online only Festival coupon (with $5 purchase):

1 lb. FREE Mom's Meatloaf

Weekly Coupon Items (Limit 1 unless otherwise stated)
Sun Chef Chicken Breasts (3#) #3.98
Festival Split Top Wheat bread $.68
7up, A&W, RC Cola, or Diet Rite $1.98
Flavorite Regular Oyster 12 Oz. Bag $.68
Morning Glory Chocolate Milk $.88
Flavorite Texas Toast $.98
Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts $.98
Brawny Paper Towels (8 rolls) $4.98
Flavorite Pasta $.48
Flavorite Pasta Sauce $.68
Fresh White Cauliflower $1.48

Weekly Sale and Green Sheet Items
Flavorite Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup $.39
Flavorite Tomatoes or Chili Beans $.48
Red Gold Tomato Sauce $.33 - $1/3 (10/24/2010 SS)
General Mills Cereals $1.80 (with coupon on Green Sheet, must buy five) -$1/3 (1/2/2011 GM) or $.55/1 printables or $1/2 printables or $1.50/2 printable
Malt O Meal Big Bag Cereal $2.00 -$2/2 (1/2/11 SS?) or $1/2 printable
Red Gold Ketchup $.89
Jolly Time Popcorn $.99 - $1/2 printable
Flavorite Crescent Rolls $1.33
Lean Cuisine Entrees $1.49 - $1/3 (All You Jan 2011)
Yoplait Light Yogurt $.40 - $0.50/8 (11/14/10 or 1/2/2011 GM) or $.40/6 printable PLUS when I bought 20 I got a $2 off your next order Catalina

Read the shopping guide and coupon policy for Festival Foods here. Please note if you are outside of the GB area a few prices may be different, check your local Festival ad to verify prices.

January 3, 2011

Target Deals for the week of January 2nd

A few things to pick up if you're headed to Target this week:
  • Kraft Mac n Cheese- on sale 10 for $10- 0.50 off 2 Target coupon HERE
  • Special K Cereal- on sale 2/$5- use your BOGO coupon that was available a few weeks ago
  • Buy 10 photo prints, get 20 FREE-check out the details HERE or print the coupon HERE
  • Uno Card game- on sale for $1
  • Jergens 21oz lotion- on sale for $5- get 2 and use the $3/2 mfg. coupon from a couple weeks ago and pay only $7 for 2
  • Glad Force Flex garbage bags- on sale for $7- use $2/1 mfg coupon
  • Chicken Breasts - 2.5lb bag on sale for $6- use the $3/2 Target coupon HERE to pay $4.50/ bag (although this can't beat the deal at Festival this week- you can get a 3lb bag for $4 with their in-store coupon)

January 2, 2011

CVS Deals 1/2 - 1/8

Excedrin products (start at $4.49)

-$10 ECBs (when you spend $20)
-FREE Item coupons (from mail offers)
= could be a money maker if you have several coupons!

Revlon Beauty Tools (Limit 1)
-$7 ECBs (wyb 2)
-$1/1 printable
= as low as FREE

Nescafe Taster’s Choice $1
-BOGO printable and $0.75/1 printable
=$.13 each

Reach Toothbrushes $3 (buy 4)
-$5 ECBs (when you spend $10)
-BOGO coupon (10/10 RP)
=$.25 each

Extra or Extra Dessert Delights Gum 3/$2 (limit 1)
-$1 ECBs (wyb 3)
=$.33 each

Planters Nut-trition bars $2.50 (limit 1)
-$4 ECBs (wyb 4)
-$1/1 (1/2/2011 SS)
=$.50 each

Xtra Laundry detergent $1.99

Use $1/1 printable

Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.99 (Limit 1)
-$1 ECB
-$1/1 (1/2/11 SS)

Dove Body Wash $1.99
-$1/1 printable

GE Energy products $3.99 (limit 1)
-$2 ECB when you buy one
-$1/1 (11/21/2010 SS)

Wisk Detergent $5 (buy 5)
-$10 ECBs (when you spend $25)
- $2/1 (01-02-11 RP) or printable or here (use 5 coupons!)
= possibly as low as $1 each

If you're new to shopping at CVS, you might want to read this CVS shopping guide.