Wednesday, July 30, 2008

No grocery deals this week (sorry, I don't have time)--but see PYP Arizona Deals for ideas for this week. (Hint--Bashas is TRIPLING!) Have fun!

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Favorite Pharmacy Deals 7/27-8/2

CVS beginners, start here: CVS 101

Extra Care Bucks Deals:
Buy 1 Kodak Movie DVD at $9.99, Get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 3)
Use $5/1 CVS coupon (located in many of the photo labs--be sure to check yours for these!)
Free plus $5 overage after coupon and ECBs!

Buy 1 Revlon Limited Edition Product at $9.99, Get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)
Includes bronzing face powder, blush, eye shadow, and lip color
Use Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any $2/1 (11-16-08) SS-7/20
Free plus $2 overage after coupon and ECBs!

Buy $10 Worth of Candy, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 5)
There are many different candies included, few have coupons out for them, though. This can be a big money-maker if you have a number of the B1G1 Lifesaver (Creme Savers and Gummi Savers) coupons.

Buy 10 packages of LifeSavers at $1.99, on sale
Get 5 free with store sale
Use: Lifesavers Gummies, Mints and Hard Candy peg bags, any
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (9-8-08) SS-6/8
Lifesavers Gummies, Mints and Hard Candy roll packs, any Buy 1
Get 1 FREE (9-8-08) SS-6/8
Free after coupons and sale
Plus, get $5 ECBs!

(If you have more coupons, this deal can be repeated up to four more times for a total of $25 ECBs earned without spending anything out of pocket!)

Buy 1 Ultra-Strip Band-Aids at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use: Band-Aid Product, any $1/1 (8-31-08) RP-5/18
Band-Aid Ultra Strips, any $1/1 (9-30-08) RP-6/22
Band-Aid Ultra-Strips, any $1/1 (9-30-08) SS-6/15
Free after coupon and ECBs

Non-Extra Bucks Deals
Schick Intuition Plus Razor - on sale for $3.99
Schick Intuition or Intuition Plus razor or refill, any $4/1 (8-15-08) SS-6/29
Free after coupon!

July Extra Bucks Deals
Buy 1 15-count CVS brand cleansing towelettes at $2.99, Get $1 ECBs (Limit 5)

Buy 1 15-count towelette at $2.99
Use $2/1 skincare product coupon from July Beauty
Spend $0.99 out of pocket
Get $1 ECBs back!
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 CVS Pantiliners at $0.99, Get $0.99 ECBs (Limit 2)
Free after ECBs!

Buy 1 5-ct. CVS Tampons at $1.49, Get $1.49 ECBs (Limit 2)
Free after ECBs!

Free After Rebate All Month
#1 Walgreens Soft White Light Bulbs 4pk or 3-way Single Bulb
#2 Living Solutions Vacuum Bags (various sizes)
#3 Living Solutions Vacuum Bags (different sizes)
#4 bioInfusion Organics Shampoo, Conditioner or Olive Oil Hair CareRebate limit of TWO
#5 Walgreens Pitcher Filter Replacement Cartridge
#6 Jane Be Pure Mineral Crushed or Sheer Powder, Mineral Powder Brush or Mineral Powder Liquid Foundation
#7 Pert Plus 2 in 1 Shampoo Plus Conditioner 13.5oz

USE: Pert Plus Shampoo Plus Conditioner, any excluding trial size $1/1 (8-16-08) SS-5/11
Pert Plus Shampoo Plus Conditioner, any excluding trial size $2/1 (8-31-08) SS-6/29

Thanks Pinching Your Pennies and Money Saving Mom!

Friday, July 25, 2008

FREE Day at the Phoenix Zoo and other AZ venues!

Enjoy free general admission for you and a guest to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide. Saturday, September 27, 2008

How? Present the Museum Day admission card to receive free general admission at participating Museum Day locations. The admission card is available in the September 2008 issue of Smithsonian magazine or downloadable via this site. (See link at botom of post)

Participating venues:
Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, Tempe
Arizona History Museum of the Arizona Historical Society, Tucson
Arizona State Museum, Tucson
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, Bisbee
Challenger Space Center, Peoria
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
International Wildlife Museum, Tucson
Mesa Historical Museum, Mesa
Phippen Museum, Prescott
Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Phoenix
Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott
The Bead Museum, Glendale
The Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

(Thanks PYP!)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Favorite Grocery Deals 7/23-7/29

added Bashas and Safeway

*This deal will be going all next week as well--the prices should be the same*
added Speed Stick Deodorant (FREE)
added printables for BC frosting and Skintimate
added printebles for Franks Hot Sauce and Cattleman's BBQ Sauce
--10 item mega event--buy 10 items get $5 off, limit 3 in one transaction. I will be listing the prices of items assuming you buy 10 (Thanks PYP!)

1.00 ITEMS--when buy 10 of something remember
-Clorox bleech
-Fry's 64 oz apple juice (wow!)
-Kellogs Cereal
-Irish Springs Bar soap 3 pk
-Softsoap liquid hand soap
-Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
-Betty Crocker Frosting (printable here: Link )
-Brawny Paper Towels 1 big roll

-Cattelman's BBQ sauce (5-18 S .75/1=FREEEEEE) printable here:
-Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz!!!! (6-1 RP .50/1=FREEEE)---this coupons expires on the 31st
-Franks Red Hot Sauce (5-18 S .35/1=.30 each) printable here:
-Frys Instant Oatmeal
-Lenders Bagels
-Rockstar or full throttle engergy drink
-SpeedStick 24/7 deodorant (7/27 SS $1/1 = FREE, also printable here: Link)

1.50 items
-Stouffer's or Lean Cuisine fz lunches (Use: $1/2 printable here, $1/5 printable here )
-Ball Park Meat Franks (6-29 RP 1.00/2=1.00 each)

-Aunt Jemima Pancakes (5-4 RP 1.00/2=1.00 each)
-Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks (6-15 S and 7-13 S .50/2=1.00 each)
-Capri Sun or Koolaid Jammers
-Chef Boyardee Micro Pasta
-Clorox Dis. wipes
-Del Monte Fruit bowls
-Dove Ice Cream (5-4 RP 1.00/1=.50!!!)
-Edge or Skinmate shave gel (7-13 S .55/1=.50) printable here: Link
-Edwards or Mrs. Smith pie slice (5-11 S .75/1=.50 or 3-9 S and 6-29 S 1.00/2=1.00 each)
-Eggo Waffels
-Frito Lay Single Snacks
-Ghirardelli Brownie Mix
-Heinz Ketchup
-Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies
-Kellogs Rice krispie treats
-Ken's Salad Dressing
-Kids Cusines Dinner
-Kraft Bagelfuls (there was a coupon from that extra Fry's flyer in last weeks paper, for .55/1=.50 each)
-Krusteaz Muffin or Bar mix
-Lysol all purpose cleaner (6-22 S .50/1=.50 each)
-Palmolive Dish Det (20-25 oz)
-Reynolds Handi Vac bags
-Sargento Shredded Cheese 8 oz (great price!)
-Starkist tuna (if gorumet kind 6-29 RP 1.00/2---- if not this kind this is a BAD price for tuna)
-Sunshine Cheeze it crackers
-Tidy Cats CAt litter (4-27 S and 6-29 S 1.00/1=.50)
-Tony's pizza
-Weight Watchers icecream
-Welch's ref cocktail juice
-Welch's Grape jam or jello 22-32 oz

2.00 items
-Ore-Ida Potatoes
-Hershey's olympic chocolates
-ACT II micro popcorn
-Advil Pain relief 20-24 ct (7-13 RP 2.00/1=FREEEEEEEEE) or 5-11 RP 1.00/1=1.00
-Chef Boyrdee Can Pasta 40 oz-Dole Juice Blends
-Doritos-Huggies Wipes 64-80 ct tub (6-22 S .50/1=1.00 each)
-Hunts Snack Pack Pudding
-Kelloggs Nutri Grain Bars
-Kelloggs Special L Bars or Bites
-Kozy Shack pudding
-Motts Applesauce 48 oz
-PictSweet fz Vegs 26-32 oz-pup
-Peronid Dog Snacks
-Soft Scrub cleanser (5-18 S .50/1=1.00)
-Suavitel Fabric Softner
-Tyson Bacon
-Tyson Chunk Chicken Breast
-Welch's 100& Grape Juice
-Windex glass cleaner (7-20 S .75/1=1.00)

2.50 items
-Dryers Grand icecream
-Arizona Tea 128 oz
-Chungs Egg Rolls
-Egg Beaters
-El Montery Cruncheroes
-Gatarode Powder packs
-Hebrew National Beef franks (6-22 S .75/1=1.50)
-Keebler Club or town house crackers (6-1 RP 1.00/2=2.00 each)
-Kelloggs special k protein snack bites
-Pledge Furniture polish (7-20 S 1.00/2=1.50)
-Propel Fit water 6 pk-Propel Fit Powder packs
-TGIF appitzers

Wew! Here are the other sales at Fry's that I quickly noticed.. might have missed some
-Red Seedless Grapes .77 lb
-Frys can veggies .50
-Kroger Yogurt .50 each
-Eggs dz 1.66
-Kroger hand santizer 8 oz 1.00
-Kroger Storage Bags 1.00
-Always pads 14-60 ct 2.99 (great price!! 7-6 PG 1/1 Free=1.49 each)
-Tampax 2.99 (7-6 .50/1=1.99 each)--also great price!

Dole salad blends 5-12 oz, 2 for $4
USE: Dole 7 Lettuces or Tender Garden, any .55/1 *Limit One Coupon Per Customer* (7-31-08) SS1-5/18 (right variety?)
Final Price: FREE

BC Suddenly Salad 1.00 ea
USE: Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad Mixes, any flavor .50/2 (8-23-08) SS-6/29
Final Price: .50 ea

Barilla pasta 12-16 oz 1.00 ea
USE: Barilla Pasta, any .50/2 (8-10-08) SS-6/15
Final Price: .50 ea

Dole canned fruit 11-15.25 oz 1.00 ea
USE: Dole Mandarin Oranges, any 11 oz. or 15 oz. size cans .55/2 *Limit One Coupon Per Customer* (7-31-08) SS1-5/18 (right variety?)
Final Price: .50 ea

McCormick seasoning or gravy packets 3 for $2
USE: McCormick Grill Mates Blend, Marinade or Spice Rub, any .25/1 (8-31-08) RP-5/4 (right variety?)
McCormick Seasoning Blend, Spice or Herb, any .25/1 (8-31-08) RP-5/4
Final Price: .17 ea

Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat – 3 for $5
USE: Hillshire Farm Deli Select Product any .55/1 (7-31-08) RP-6/22
Final Price:: .67 ea.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Favorite Pharmacy Deals 7/20-7/26

see FREE diaper deal here: Walgreens Brand Diaper Deal!

This deal is not working:
Dixie plates - Buy one get one FREE (3.79 ea) I haven't tried this yet so please post if you try it and let us know how it went!
Buy 2 (3.79 for both) and a coupon will print at the register for $3 off 2 Dixie plates. Use that coupon on your next purchase to get 2 more packs of plates for .79 (plus tax). Then another coupon will print. Roll this coupon as often as you want (just be courteous to other shoppers). The last day this coupon is printing is Thursday, July 24th so head to Walgreens soon!!

$0.05 school supplies (w/ coupon on front page of ad):
2 Pocket folder
5 pack Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils
Mini Composition Book

Bic Highlighters .39 w/ in-ad coupon
Use $1 off 2 printable at
Final Price: FREE

Reynolds Wrap 20 ft .89 w/ in-ad coupon
USE: Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, any except 25 sq. ft. $1/2 (8-16-08) SS-6/22
Final price: .39 ea

Walgreens Brand Diaper Deal!

Today and tomorrow (July 25-26) combine the July and August EasySaver coupons for even more savings! Here is a link to print the August EasySaver coupon in case they don't have it out at the stores: August EasySaver Catalog (the coupon is on page 11)

YAY for cheap or FREE diapers!!

This was posted on Pinching Your Pennies:
The diaper deal combines the sale price, a RR, a ESR c/o, & a coupon in the $50 coupon book you can get in the pharmacy by ASKING about their Rx program.

$17.97 = (3) pkgs of diapers or training pants @ $5.99 each (sale starts 7/20)
-$7.50 = (3) Instant Value c/o in Rebate book (pg 17) Save $5 on 2
-$6.00 = (3) $2 off c/o Pharmacy book (advertised in Rebate book pg 60 in blue oval)
$4.47 = OOP

Get a $5 RR for buying 3 products. This RR is advertised in the Rebate book on pg 27. Don't forget - WAG RR do NOT roll like those at other stores! I use my RR and reload my WAG gift cards. You will need a filler item for each RR you are going to put onto gift cards.

I took full advantage of this deal the week of 6/29 when they were on sale for $5.99. There's only 1 "glitch" I am forseeing: The Walgreens brand items are getting a new logo. The NEW logo items have NEW UPCs - so if you get a package with the "W" logo instead of "Walgreens" - the pharmacy coupon will not come off automatically. Some stores/cashiers will price adjust the diapers to $3.99 so you will get your savings. I am not sure if they will "fix" the coding in the registers to work by then or not. So you may have issues using the Pharmacy coupon.

But even without that coupon - $2 a package is CHEAP! You can afford to use 3 X more diapers at that price.

Questions I encountered previously at WAG:

No - you do NOT need to SIGN UP for the Rx savings club to get the coupon book. It clearly states in the rebate book that you get $50 in coupons "just for asking!". See page 60 of the ESR book.

Yes - the stores should have all received the books. If the pharmacy staff does not know where they are - ask for a manager.

The cashier does not need to keep the pharmacy book coupon because it is a Walgreens coupon.
I just left the coupon in the pharmacy book and pointed to it. This is the same as the ESR c/o and the 7-day coupons which they do not keep.

Yes - you can use a Rebate book coupon IN ADDITION to the pharmacy coupon. This is comparable to using a Rebate book coupon AND a 7-day coupon.

If you wait until Friday and Saturday you can overlap the July and August Easy Saver coupons for more FREE diapers!

The Aug Easy Saver rebate book has a $5/2 diaper coupon in it as well. In my experience I am able to use a coupon from each month's ESR book on the "overlap" days. So on the 25th & 26th - you can actually get "overage" on the diapers (after the RR is considered) by using the coupon out of the July book, in addition to the one out of the Aug book. This is actually a better deal than the pharmacy book. (I would not suggest trying to use both easy saver book coupons AND the pharmacy coupon--that would not be fair to Walgreens IMO.)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

My Favorite Grocery Deals 7/16-7/22

Not too much going on this week...

Bic School Supplies 2-7ct 10 for $10
USE: $1/2 Printable @ and
Printable .50/1 Mechanical Pencils @
Final Price: FREE - .50

Fry's added a coupon for the chicken breasts
Powerade 32oz .75
+ in-ad promo ~ Buy 20, get 2 FREE Dasani Water 24pk 16.9oz bottles. Limit 2 Dasani per transaction
USE:Powerade or Powerade Zero, 20 or 32 oz. bottle .75/1 (10-31-08) SS-6/8
Powerade or Powerade Zero, 20 oz. or 32 oz. bottle $1/1 (11-30-08) SS-7/13 (you may get overage with this coupon)
FINAL PRICE: FREE powerade & 2 cases Dasani Water 24pk (if you can come up with 20 coupons ;) )

Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner 2 for $5
USE: Herbal Essences shampoos or conditioners, any excluding trial size $3/2 (7-31-08) P&G-7/6
+ P&G $3 off when you buy 3 promo
Buy 6, use (3) coupons and get (2) discounts = FREE
(look for specially marked bottles to get a free manicure or pedicure)

Strawberries 16 oz 1.00 ea

Fry's Sandwich bread 1.00 ea

Boneless, skinless chicken breast 1.87lb (limit 4)--It is 1.77lb at Albertsons but I'm not going there this week so I'll pay .10/lb more to save gas and time.
USE: Pilgrim's Pride, Country Pride or Gold Kist Farms Fresh Chicken Product .55/1 (9-30-08) LV-5/7
Pilgrim's Pride, Country Pride or Gold Kist Farms Fresh Chicken Product .55/1 (9-30-08) SS-5/4

Friday, July 11, 2008

AZ Republic Multiple Newspapers Subscription Deal!

Edit: You must now be logged on to PYP in order to view the offer. Signing up for PYP is FREE, it will just take a few minutes. Go here: Pinching Your Pennies and click on "Register HERE" in the top right-hand corner.

Sorry for the two week hiatus, I've been on vacation--without Internet or coupons :( --and just got back in town. The weekly grocery deals will be coming soon (after I unpack and clean my house).

But I have GOOD NEWS!

The Arizona Republic has worked out a deal with Pinching Your Pennies so we can order a subscription for MULTIPLE Sunday papers. Previously, this has only been available to CouponSense subscribers--a paid coupon list service. We love PYP because it is free, and now we can get lots of coupons too!

Here's the link:

A couple things to note.....
There are 4.33 Sundays per month (some months have 5 Sundays.)
When you do the math, the 6 paper package averages out to $1.04 per Sunday paper (and the rest of the week is free).
This subscription is a monthly auto-pay plan.

If you don't need 6 papers, you could try sharing with a friend and each pay half.

The cheapest deal for Sunday papers is still the $1/week Sunday only deal. But with this deal, you must not have been a subscriber for 30 days and you can only get 1 paper a week. You also have to pre-pay and the longest you can sign up for is 1 year ($52 up front for 1 year). After the year is over, you have to wait 30 days to get another subscription for another year. If you only want one paper, that is the way to go.

I am planing to sign up for the weekly subscription with 5 extra Sunday papers for 27.08 per month. I save a lot more than that with coupons every month!