Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Giant Eagle Cereal Deal

GE has a great deal on cereal right now (through tomorrow, so act quickly)!!  When you buy 4, 8, or 12 boxes of select cereals, you get bonus fuelperks.  Other than that, the ad was pretty stinky, in my opinion.  I bought 12 boxes of cereal, a box of Luigi Itialian Ice, and a box of Minute Maid juice bars.  So, total retail was $36.52.  After store savings, the total was $25.  After coupons, I paid $12.20.  That equals out to $0.87 an item. 

But here is the thing I really want to make sure you know about.  Right now (through the end of the year) Kellogg's is offer a $10 prepaid Mastercard for a gasoline purchase when you buy 10 boxes of select cereals (must be 10oz boxes or larger).  But here is the great part---you only need to submit UPC labels, no receipts, so you can purchase them seperately.  However, if you really like Raisen Bran, that the GE cereal sale right now is perfect for this promotion. 

Here's the link: http://www2.kelloggs.com/AARP/rewards/FIMSingle.pdf

You can only sumbit 1 rebate per envelope, but 5 total rebates per household.  So eat cereal and save up to $50 in gas!!

ALSO -- if you were lucky enough to get the $5/5 Kellogg's cereals printable last week, GE IS accepting this coupon this week (they have a policy that they will not accept a printable over $3, but they are making an acception)!!!!

Monday Rite Aid Run!!!

Monday's only mean one thing...Rite Aid!!!  However, I was a bit disappointed this week and did not get much.  Pictured above, I bought 2 Reach toothbrushes, 3 bottles of HE shampoo, 2 bottles of HE spray gel, and 1 bottle of HE hairspray.  I also bought 3 Mead notebooks, 2 cans of Lays stackers, and a box of Nilla Wafers (not pictured, eaten by the monkeys before we even got home)!  A retail value of $52.22.  I had coupons for the HE that totaled $12 and $2 off in coupons on the toothbrushes.  AdPerks, found on the RiteAid website, are great coupons that you get for watching a short commercial for a product and then RiteAid gives you a coupon that is completely stackable with manufacturers coupons.  So I had another $1 of the Reach toothbrushes using an AdPerk Coupon.  AdPerks also gave me $1 off any purchase which I paired with a $3 +UpRewards Coupon.  OOP I paid $6.06, but I received back $5 in +UpRewards, so it was like I paid $1.06 for over $50 worth of merchandise!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Couponing Tip of the Day

So today's tip come from a question our Facebook page.  eCoupons are wonderful things that some manufacturers are putting out in the couponing world now.  These are coupons that you apply directly to your store savings card through various different websites (upromise.com, pgestore.com, gianteagle.com, etc), not clipping required!!  :o)   But the best part about these eCoupons is that you can use them along with clipped manufacturers coupons!!  So double up on your savings and be sure to explore the world of eCoupons!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's that time again...

Well, it's back to school time, for shopping that is.  It seems to get earlier and earlier every year, kind of like Christmas merchandise!  :)  Anyway, I wanted to share with you these nifty little things that I make the monkeys every year.  You have probably seen them before, but every year we make a homework box.  It's a box that has all the essentials for completing any homework assignment, super awesome-ly (if that's not a word, it should be!)!!!  And, they are super cheap to put together. 

I bought all of the supplies today at Wal-Mart during one of their back to school sales.  It is a plastic pencil box that contains two pencils, a pink eraser, a glue stick, a box of 24 Crayola crayons, and 10 Crayola markers.  We place all of our "stuff" inside (each monkey got to choose their own color box) and I write each monkey's name on the front.  And TADA!!!; you have a homework box.

Here is the breakdown:  Pencil box $.57, glue stick $.20, eraser $.25, crayons $.40, markers $.97, and pencils free (we have quite a collection at home).  Total cost of the homework box $2.39!!!

A Monday Run to Rite Aid

So, I made my usual run to Rite Aid on Monday, although I have not been too overly excited with Rite Aid's ads the past few weeks.    But, I made the trip anyway because I had a $10 +UP Rewards coupon that was going to expire, so I needed to use it. 

I bought 2 Tylenol Precise Heat Patches, 1 Samy Fat Foam Hair Coloring, 2 Raspberry Lemonade candles, and a pack of Peanut M&M's.  Here is the breakdown:

The Tylenol Patches were on sale for $4.99, I had a coupon for $3 off, so I paid $1.99 for each. 
The Samy Fat Foam hair color was on sale for $8.99, I had a $3 off coupon making it $5.99.  I paid $5.99, but received a $5 +UP Reward, so it was like I paid $0.99 for it.

The candles were on clearance at 75% off, so I paid $1.49 for each.

I paid $1.00 for the M&M's because I needed something to take my total to at least $10.

So, retail value was $41.12, total before coupon $22.95, minus $12.00 in coupons, equals $10.95, used the $10 +UP Rewards that I had, paying only $0.95 or my entire order (98% savings), plus I got another $5 +UP Rewards on my receipt.  So you can think of it as Rite Aid PAID me $4.05 to take their merchandise!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

So, it's taking me longer than expected....

So, this blogging thing has taken a little more time than I expected.  But, I am finally up and ready to post about things that are interesting to me about couponing and that might be helpful to you.  My goal is to post a new couponing tip every day or every other day, and I hope that you might share your tips with me too!!  :)  Also, I look forward to showing you some of the incredible deals that I have been able to obtain using coupons.  Look for tomorrow' post where I will show you how I obtained over $90 worth of retail at Rite Aid for less than $5.  Exciting, right!!!  So stay connected and save money!

Couponing Tip of the Day

Don't stress yourself out trying to have 99% savings on your trip to the grocery store.  In the Johnstown area, a savings of 50% is awesome, and anything over 80% is outstanding.  In our area, we just don't have the coupon base to reach those 99% savings brackets.  And I can assume based off of my shopping, that we all purchase meat, dairy, and produce for our families, areas that coupons are seldom seen.  So enjoy that 50% you saved, you earned it!