How to Have More While Spending Less

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Grocery Prices in Las Vegas -12/28/11

Hey, everybody!  I hope you had a blessed 2011 and that your 2012 is more wonderful than your wildest dreams!

The stores have some screamin' hot deals this week in hopes to make our New Year's Eve celebrations a bit more festive!  We will be staying home, avoiding the crowds, saving around 90% on the evening and STILL having steak, lobster & cocktails.  Life is good, folks!  ...especially when you're a smart shopper.

*Note: Be sure to check the Latino markets' websites to double-check when their new prices begin...they're not on the same schedules.  Cardenas & BuyLow have some new prices starting in the next day or so.  :)

Here's what I bought today:

Kiwis       $0.08 ea       Marketon
Cucumbers        $0.17 ea       ElSuper
Green Onions        $0.20 bunch     Food4Less
Green beans        $0.79/lb        99 Ranch Market
Avocados (small Hass)       $0.16 ea       Food4Less
Radishes        $0.20 bunch       Food4Less
Roma Tomatoes       $0.25/lb        La Bonita

Pork Spareribs         $0.99/lb      ElSuper
Chicken Breast Tenders  (fresh)     $1.87/lb       Food4Less
Salmon Fillet (fresh)      $5.88/lb      Glaziers
NY Steak boneless!!!     $4.44/lb      Glaziers

hummus, Athenos 7 oz.      $1.25     Smiths

Arm & Hammer deodorant 2.6-2.8oz      $1.00     Food4Less

All alcoholic beverages below are 750ml size:
Andre' sparkling wine     $2.98      Food4Less
E&J Brandy   $6.97    El Super

The following deals are at Albertsons.  It's BOGO, so you must buy 2 bottles & this final price is for each bottle:
Carolans Irish Cream      $7.25
Sauza tequila   $8.50
Captain Morgan Spiced Rum    $9.00
Smirnoff vodka (select varieties)    $7.50

This is one of the best times of the year to stock up on luxurious food & drinks.  Liquor will go on sale again around the 4th of July, so if you find the right coupons, you could be able to stock up twice a year & keep an exciting, full bar.

Oh!  Speaking of coupons...I used $30 in liquor coupons for the above items!  Albertsons had 2 coupon books near the front of the store that have holiday themes.  Most of those coupons expire on New Year's Eve, so hit the stores before then.  Also, the Albertsons sales circular had some more liquor coupons for the same items.  Major score.  Our beverage envelope is coasting into the end of the month on fumes, but we've got our spiced rum to make the hubby's tropical drinks come summertime!

Lastly...the lobster tails.  Please don't fall prey to the freezer-burned 3-5 oz. mockeries that the major chains are trying to make a big fuss over.  Those are available all year & I'm finding that they are not on sale right now...just over-advertised. :(

However!  Albertsons has a teeny tiny picture in their ad of some lobster claws & arms...for $9.99/lb.  Now, that's where our money went!  We considered the whole cooked 10 ounce lobsters at Food4Less for $6.00 each.  We then entertained the live whole lobsters at Glaziers for $7.77/lb.  Both are fine deals.  But the sweet, succulent meat-to-shell ratio was far superior in the claws & arms. 

Whichever option you choose, you will be saving a hilarious amount of money over hitting one of the fine dining restaurants on the Strip...or even in a local casino.  BTW- Stoli & Ketel One vodkas are also on sale at Albertsons, so if you'd like to relax at home with a nice martini, you don't have to worry about paying for the cab ride home.  See, living within a modest budget isn't all that bad.  I see this martini glass as half-full!  ;)

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your 2012 beats the hell outta your 2011!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This Week's Best Grocery Prices (as of 11/3/11)

Alrighty, here we go!  Please click on the following link for some important tips on price-matching at WalMart

asparagus   1.49/lb   Sunflower Mkt
green cabbage   20 cents/lb   El Super
sweet corn   20 cents each   El Super
radishes   20 cents/bunch   BuyLow
cilantro   20 cents/bunch   Buy Low
cucumbers   20 cents each   El Super
celery   25 cents each   Buy Low
pears, Bartlett   49 cents/lb   Food4Less
apples, Gala   49 cents/lb   Food4Less
grapes, red seedless   50 cents/lb  Marianas

pork loin roast, boneless   1.99/lb   Smiths
pork shoulder (picnic roast)   1.48/lb   Food4Less
chicken, whole Foster Farms   69 cents/lb   Vons LIMIT 3
chicken breasts, bone-in split  97 cents/lb   El Super
ribeye bone-in 4.99/lb NOTE: WalMart doesn't carry bone-in steaks, so head to Smiths for this price

Jimmy Dean sausage roll 16 oz.   $2.50  Food4Less*
Oscar Meyer turkey bacon 11.5-12oz   $1.99 Albertsons
Bar S bologna 12 oz. (chicken, turkey, thick or original)  $0.99   Marianas

Many of these items are at Smiths or Food4Less and are part of a promotion where you must buy 10 of the promotional items (mix and match) to get this price.  I'm going to make sure I buy multiples of 10, just in case they want to check the ad, but that should be easy considering the large group of items I can pick from.  I just hope I find the right amount of coupons to coincide.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze 1/2 gallon   $1.99   Smiths*
DelMonte canned veggies 14.5-15.25 oz.  $0.48   Food4Less
Albertsons brand canned beans 15oz.   $0.50   Albertsons
Campbells creamy soups 10.75-14.5 oz.  $0.48  Food4Less*
Annie's Natural Mac 'n' Cheese 5.25-6 oz.  $0.69   Smiths
Heinz gravy 12 oz.   $0.75   Smiths
Pringles can   $0.98  Food4Less*
California Pizza Kitchen pizza 12.6-17 oz   $4.49 Vons*
Crest cavity toothpaste 4.6 oz    $1.00    Smiths*
Oral B cavity defense toothbrush    $1.00   Smiths*


*  These items have coupons.  Some are printable from your computer & others are in printed ads.  I found them on the coupon trackers on www.grocerysmarts.com.  If I had more time today, I'd also check www.southernsavers.com 's coupon database.

Good luck!  Don't worry if it doesn't go perfectly.  We're all human.  It will take time to develop any new skill or method.  Be patient with yourself.  You will slowly watch your grocery envelope have more extra cash in it each month...and your cabinets & freezers slowy have more extra food in them each month.  It's nice!  It's worth it!

Anybody Up For Some Price-Matching?

Well, hello!  ...long time, no see.  Sorry about that.  I could be here all day describing how busy I've been, but I won't.  I have missed you dearly!

I'm very happy to report that I've been meeting with people one-on-one to discuss how we do what we do.  I absolutely ADORE helping people have more money and more food.  So, I'm going to post this week's grocery shopping list just to give 'em a little headstart.

Anybody in Las Vegas can take that list to their local Super WalMart & match the prices. 

I find that when I'm super-humble, friendly & grateful, things run smoothly.  I'm just giddy that WalMart price matches & I desperately want to keep it that way.  Shoot, I might even put my favorite Associates on my Christmas card list...they make that big of a difference.

Also, kindly warn anyone who gets in line behind you that you might take a while to finish your checkout.  That way, you have much less guilt.

Lastly, you will absolutely want to separate your price-matching items from the rest of your items (if you're choosing to pay what WalMart has some items priced for today).  I keep mine at the back of my cart & put them on the belt last...after a visibly obvious break on the belt.  Also, it will make things easier on you and your Associate if you place like items together.  All of the 16 oz. Kraft Ranch Dressings in a row, the other flavors in a row, etc.  They can just hit a quantity key after they've keyed in the price match codes which will save everyone a great deal of hassle & time...plus, it will keep you from feeling scattered.

That's just a super-quick rundown of how this price-matching thing should go.  If you have any questions, be sure to leave a comment & I'll try to check on them fairly often over the next week or so.  If you're one of the groups I've been meeting with personally, you've got my digits so feel free to text me.  :)

Here comes the list...it's gonna take me a little while to type up...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our 1st Giveaway!

Hey, everyone.  I'm really excited because we're having our very first giveaway.  A company called UPrinting contacted me & they're giving away something you could get really creative with.

Here's the prize:
250 full-color Flyers for one winner. 
(They'd be perfect for baby announcements, Christmas cards, Save The Dates, business advertisement, you name it!)

They're 4.25" x 5.5" or 4" x 6" & are printed on14pt Cardstock Gloss (Front Only Printing).
Plus, they'll do a 3 Business Days Turnaround with Free Shipping.  How fun!

The only restriction is that you must be a US resident who's at least 18 years old.

They even have templates on their site for people who'd like to use them as business advertisements. 
Flyer Printing

Club Flyers

Here's the legal disclaimer (so the FTC won't get mad): This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive a party flyer for hosting. For more information about flyers, please visit Uprinting.com.

OK!  I'll be picking the winner tonight at 8:00pm Pacific Time.  Soooo, how am I going to pick a winner?

Just leave a comment about saving money.  You can share your favorite thrifty idea...You can tell me something you'd like me to blog about in the future...You can share a couponing tip...anything that involves Stretching Your Savings!  :)

Have a great day! I'll announce the winner soon (& all I'll need is your email address, so the company can contact you about your prize.)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nature's Bounty Coupon & Deal

Happy Labor Day, everyone.

I just found a really good deal on vitamins & nutritional supplements.  Our Smith's (maybe your Kroger) has Nature's Bounty vitamins Buy 1, Get 1 Free & the company just emailed me $1/1 coupon.  Print out 2 because you can use 1 per item.

I'm not sure how long they'll be running the special, so I plan on going soon.  For all y'all who don't live near a Smith's, Kroger is in their same family & should match their own specials.  I emailed them last year & their response was that they'd honor offers within their family...I hope their policy hasn't changed since then.

Click here for the coupon. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Maggiano's - Italian Food Coupon


I found this offer on Southern Savers which is the coupon site that started me on my money-saving mission.

If you buy an entree' at Maggiano's Little Italy, you get any Little Italy Favorite dish for free.  Score!

Click here for the coupon.  Buon appetito!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

God Bless America


Amidst our crazy, hectic lives, I'd like to invite us all to take a minute to pray for our country.  I still get tears in my eyes as I remember the day we were all minding our own business & got sucker-punched on our own soil by a bunch of misled cowards. 

I am indescribably thankful for everyone who sacrificed their time, resources or lives that day in an effort to help their neighbor.  My deepest appreciation also goes to all military personnel & their families who have made painful sacrifices in an effort to keep us safe.

God bless you all & God Bless America.   :_-)

New Free Printable Coupons

Hellooooo, September!  And not a moment too soon.  This triple-digit desert heat is driving me crazy.  I'm ready for autumn & am envious of "all y'all" who are about to experience it.

But, in the meantime, I'm printing out our new batch of coupons to distract myself from the heat wave.  There are lots of good ones that just got posted today.

Click here to print your coupons.

*REMEMBER: You can usually print out 2 copies of each coupon per IP address (computer).  Just print the ones you want & then click back on that link & look towards the end of the list for the coupons you just printed.  Select them & print a 2nd time.

Also, if you're lucky enough to have co-workers around you who have computers, they can each print you 2 more copies.

Here's a list of what you can expect to find at that link:

Pillsbury
$1.00 off Pillsbury Sweet Moments desserts
$0.40 off TWO Pillsbury or Grands! Sweet Rolls
$1.00 off Frozen Pillsbury Egg Scrambles
$0.50 off TWO Pillsbury Toaster Strudel pastries


Cereal
$0.75 off Fiber One cereal
$0.50 off Cereal Treat Bars
$1.00 off 3 General Mills divisional cereals


Yogurt
$0.75 off any two Yoplait products
$0.50 off 2 Yoplait Greek Yogurts
$0.40 off six Yoplait Yogurts
Pizza/Snacks
$0.40 off TWO Totino's Rolls Snacks
$1.00 off FOUR Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza
$1.00 off Totino's Pizza Stuffers
$0.75 off 1 Kashi Frozen Entree or Pizza Product
$0.40 off 1 Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast
$0.50 off any 5OZ. OR LARGER Bugles Corn Snacks
$1.00 off off any box of Kashi TLC Snack Cracker
$0.50 off any Chex Mix 4.5 oz. or larger
$1.50 off any 2 boxes of Kashi TLC bars
$0.75 off (2) Nature Valley Granola Bars
Misc Food & Household
$1.00 off 2 Any Spic and Span Product

$0.55 off any Chore Boy Product
$0.75 off one (1) Solo Cups, Plates or Bowls
$0.50 off Fun da-middles Cupcake Mix
$1.00 off 3 can/bowl Campbell's Healthy Request

Health & Beauty
$1.00 off any JOHNSON'S Baby Powder
$0.30 off Original Carmex Lip Balm
$1.00 off on one (1) 4 oz. or greater Carmex Skin
$1.00 off MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME PRESSED POWDER
$1.00 off MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME FOUNDATION
$3.00 off on any Flex-a-min product
$2.00 off on any Ester-C The Better Vitamin C
$4.00 off ON ONE BOTTLE OF FOCUSfactor
$4.00 off ON ONE BOTTLE OF OMEGA DHA 900
$4.00 off ON ONE BOTTLE OF OMEGA FACTOR 3

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Free Food at PF Chang's

Score!  I didn't even know that PF Chang's had a Happy Hour & now, here I sit with a coupon for free food during their Triple Happiness Happy Hour. 

Common Sense With Money, sent me a link to a coupon for free dim sum or street fare with any food purchase. 

Follow this link to like them on Facebook & print your coupon.  Look for Happy Hour on the left side of the page after you like them. I right-clicked the picture & it printed perfectly. 

Dim sum...yum yum!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"It Pays To Eat Pasta" Giveaway

Hey, guys.  One of my favorite pasta companies is having a contest where they're giving away free groceries for a year!  It's actually in the form of a check, but I'd rather buy my own groceries anyway.  :)
The grand prize is $5,200 (so, $100/week for a year's worth of shopping).  They're also giving away 450 more checks for $100 each...I think I could stretch that to cover 2 grocery trips on a good coupon week.

They sent me this link to the contest entry form.  I just registered & hope you do, too.

Good luck!  I hope we all win one of the $100 prizes!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our 1st Contest!

OK, everyone...thinking caps on!  This is a photo of a recent shopping trip to Albertsons.  (Mmmm...feta cheese.)

Whoever guesses how much I spent, or gets the closest without going under, (ooh, tricky!) wins a prize!  Hint:  No, the trip was not free.  :(

The prize is a CD called Conquering The Financial Kingdom & I keep it in my car at all times.  I'll pop it in every few weeks for some sound financial counsel.  (Yeah, it might not be a glamorous prize, but I like it!  And you don't get the scratched copy from my car, you get a brand-new one of your very own!)  It's just good ol' fashioned wisdom & it's been very helpful to my hubby & me as we've been on our journey of Stretching Our Savings & treating our money much differently than ever before.

Plus, you get the bragging rights that come with being the winner of our very first contest! :)

I will announce the winner & contact them privately to get shipping information.  The first person to guess correctly wins OR the closest guess without going UNDER. Ready, set, GO!
Details: 4 boxes of Act II microwave popcorn, 1- 3.5 oz package of Reduced Fat Athenos feta cheese, 2- 24 oz bottles of Hunt's ketchup and 4 Snack Packs (4 in each) of pudding.  Have fun!  :)

Coffee Coupons

Coffee prices are through the roof right now.  I thought things were bad when I wrote my coffee post, but they've kept climbing ever since!

I found 2 pretty good coupons that might help ease the pain.


$1/1 12oz. bag of Seattle's Best
$2/2 bags of 8 O'Clock

If the Eight O'Clock coupons have been printed too many times, try this link. You'll need to enter your email address, so use your junk/coupon address.

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Printable Coupons for August

Happy August, everyone!  I can't believe how quickly this summer has flown.  With this new month comes some delicious new free printable coupons.  General Mills is printing again & I'm specifically gonna hang onto the Coco Puffs one because they've been on sale pretty regularly.  Enjoy!

 ...& don't forget to keep your eye on Walgreens, Staples, etc. for some screamin' deals on school supplies.  I stocked up at Walgreens last night.  They've got Crayola markers for $2 & they give you back $2 in Register Rewards that you can use towards whatever you want...like a stack of 11 cent folders.  :)

Click here for coupons o' plenty!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cheez-It Coupon

Kellogg's sent me an email this morning with a $.70/1 coupon for Cheez-Its!  Wait 'til they're on sale for 3/$5 (happens all the time at Smiths) & they'll be 97 cents!

New Coupons & Expiring Coupons

Well, I've got some good news & some bad news. 

Bad news is, we're nearing the end of the month, so some coupons will probably be disappearing.  Be sure to print as many as you can now because they might not stick around past the 31st.

Good news is, some new coupons appeared last week & are ready to print.  :)

Here's the list of some that might get pulled:

$1.00 off two V8 100% vegetable juice
$1.00 off one V8 V-Fusion + Tea beverage.

$1.00 off any ONE (1) POISE Pads
$1.00 off any ONE (1) POISE Liners
$0.40 off Yoplait Yogurt$1.00 off on Phillips' products
$1.00 off (1) package of ATHENOS Feta Cheese
$0.75 off 1 Breyers Blasts!™ (48 oz.)

Here are some that were recently posted:

$1.00 off any Sally Hansen Pedicure Product
$1.00 off any Mitchum Deodorant Product (makes it FREE at Walgreens this week! But, be sure to print at least 1 more coupon with this one or it will print a full-page, color ad.)
$1.00 off any Revlon Beauty Tool
$1.00 off (1) Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant Product
$1.00 off ANY Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave
$3.00 off Alka Seltzer$2.00 off ONE Glidden Brilliance Paint Testers
$1.00 off (1) package of ATHENOS Feta Cheese

Remember:  After you print the coupon, you can click on the link again & print the coupon a 2nd time.  On this particular site, you'll need to skip towards the back of the list.  Coupons you've printed the allotted 2 times will be on the dead last page.  Coupons you've printed once will be near the last page.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

School Supply Sales

"It's the most wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeear!"  


Yep, school supplies are finally going on sale.  :)


Last year, Walgreens's prices were lower than this.  We might see them drop a bit more, but we can't be too sure considering the inflation since last year.  


I'll probably grab some this week from Smith's, Walgreens & maybe Office Max, but I'll hold out for a couple of weeks to see if they go down.  Since the prices of... well, everything have gone up since this time last year, I'm not holding my breath.


Money Saving Mom has done a great job compiling the best deals from each store.  It's a big time-saver.  Click here for the best deals.  Happy shopping!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Our Next Canning Adventure

We did it!  We learned so much about canning at our Discover You CAN House Party.  I've been super-excited to attempt another batch of canning. 

Sooo, after an exhausting, 103 degree morning at the Gilcrease Orchard (accompanied by 2 slightly overheated pre-schoolers), we had enough pickling cucumbers to make a batch of pickles!  We also had a nice little haul of pickling cukes from our garden.

I used the "Dill Pickle" recipe from the Ball Canning Blue Book & then added some components from other pickle recipes.  I chose to add a bay leaf, a hot chili pepper, a clove of garlic, a few mixed peppercorns & 1/4 teaspoon of Ball Pickle Crisp to each pint jar.

We had to get creative with the different sizes & shapes of pickling cucumbers.  We left the tiniest guys whole, made spears from the long ones (so they'd fit in the jar & leave the required 1/2 inch of head space) & we sliced the fatter ones. 

The first few jars were kinda pathetic.  I didn't pack nearly enough into them & after being processed, they're mostly liquid with some pickles floating around.  I even had to make an impromptu partial batch of the pickling liquid in order to use all of the cucumbers.  But, near the end, my hubby packed those suckers in there so tightly that we needed about 1/2 of the pickling liquid we used in the first jars.  And they looked beautiful, if I do say so myself...that's them in the photo.  The chips are also far more cooperative than the quirky, irregularly-shaped whole cucumbers, so you can get them packed much tighter.

We haven't tasted them yet.  They've just been sitting on the counter, taunting my 3-year-old pickle fanatic of a daughter.  We'll take a jar or 2 to Alabama & let my parents, grandparents & cousin taste them with us.  I think pickles are like pizza...even when they're bad, they're still alright.  I'll give you the verdict when we get back from Alabama.

I'm anxious to use some of the tomatoes from our garden to can some salsa!  Now that they're finally turning red, they're ripening so fast we can hardly use them quickly enough. 
This weekend alone, I've made homemade pomodoro sauce, pico de gallo & bruschetta & we still have this many left.  It's a great "problem" to have & I'm glad our little garden has been blessed this season.  I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Canning Party!

We won!  Ball Canning sent us this kit to have a "Discover You CAN" House Party!  


It was really fun & we learned a lot.  We made strawberry jam, which I don't really even like, but I was desperate to learn more about canning.  


We made a plain strawberry batch & added blueberries to another batch & added peaches to the 3rd batch.  Of the 3 batches, we cooked 2 & made 1 batch of "no-cook".  We used Classic Pectin, Instant Pectin & Liquid Pectin in the different batches.  And we even experimented with some jars that we simply turned upside down after putting the lid on.  We didn't even process them & they sealed just like the others!  My neighbor who couldn't attend the party told me that trick the week before.  We learned SO much!




This picture shows the strawberry & strawberry-peach batches.  The photo below is of the strawberry-blueberry batch.  It was significantly smaller.  We think it's because we used the "no-cook" method which means we didn't boil the fruit, sugar & pectin mixture.  When we boiled the other batches, they got very frothy & puffed up which added volume.  The batch we didn't cook should be super-dense.  It was much easier to skip the cooking step, but I was disappointed to get 9 jars instead of 14.
Canning is a great skill to have, but making jam is not cost effective unless you grow your own fruits & veggies or can source them very inexpensively.  We got 42 half-pints out of 20 pounds of fruit & 10 pounds of sugar!  I'll stick to canning what I grow for now.


I'm looking forward to some pickles, salsas, pestos, tapenades & hot sauces!  Who knows...maybe I've found my calling & will come up with the next Tabasco!  :)  


P.S.-  Thanks for being patient with my absence.  I still love you & I will try to be more consistent now that life appears to be a tad less complicated...for the moment.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Free Summer Stuff

It looks like Vistaprint is at it again!  Which means more free stuff for me.  :)

They're offering free personalized Summer Camp gear.  I could find a hundred uses for the totebag year-round.

I got a T-Shirt for my hubby for Father's Day for $2!  We've been loyal customers for years & they continue to deliver really good products.

Check it out.  Enjoy.  :)

Click here to view the deals.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Quiznos Coupons

Hey, everyone.  Quizno's has put out some new coupons for their 30th Anniversary. 

There are 4 different ones, but I'm pretty sure they can only be used one at a time.  (Be sure to check the terms & conditions when you print the coupons out.)

They're all pretty good deals & you can give the ones you don't want to your co-workers.

You can print your coupons here.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coupons

Hey, everyone.  It's the 1st of the month, so there are a TON of new, free coupons out!

Click here to print free coupons for groceries, household items & more.  Enjoy!

PS- After you print your free coupons, don't forget to print them a second time.  Most coupons allow you to print them twice per IP address (computer).

For this link, you can just go back to their site & skip through several pages & find the coupons you just printed near the back of the list.  Then, select & print them again.  :)

Free Dunkin' Donut

I just found this post on Freebies, Great Deals & Swagbucks! 

Friday is National Donut Day & if you buy a beverage at Dunkin' Donuts, they'll give you a free donut!  

(While supplies last, of course, so get there early.)

Happy Donut Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Month-End Deals

Hey, everyone.  I hope you're having a safe & relaxing holiday weekend.

I just wanted to give you guys a 'heads-up' about some coupons.  These typically get pulled at the end of the month, so we should have 4 more days to print these out. 

*Don't forget: Once you print a coupon, you should be able to hit your Back button 3X for it to print a 2nd copy.  :)  If you printed a group of them, you can just go back to the site & select them all again for 1 more print.

If you see any coupons you like, just click on the link at the bottom of this post.  Enjoy!

Food & Beverage:
$1.00 OFF any 1 IHOP at Home frozen breakfast product
$1.00 OFF any 1 Hellmann's Mayonnaise (Redeem only at Shop-Rite)
$1.00 OFF one (1) 1.75 Qt of Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream
$1.00 OFF 1 Lightlife  Product
$1.00 OFF 1 one (1) 46 oz. variety of V8 V-Fusion + Tea beverage
$1.00 OFF TWO 8 oz. 6-packs or 46 oz. bottle varieties of V8 V-Fusion Juice

$1.00 OFF TWO V8® 100% vegetable juice 46 oz or larger varieties
$1.00 OFF 1 package of MorningStar Farms Breakfast Biscuits
$1.00 OFF 1 RED BARON Pizza Singles 
$1.00 OFF 1 Magnum Ice Cream
$1.00 OFF 1 McCann's Irish Oatmeal product
$1.00 OFF 1 CARNATION BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS product
$0.55 OFF 1 Bagel-fuls (4ct)
$0.50 OFF 1 Hanover Frozen Soft Pretzels
$0.50 OFF 1 One (1) 59oz. Trop50 Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade 

$0.35 OFF 1 BOB EVANS REFRIGERATED SIDE DISH

Personal Care:
$5.00 OFF 1 Sally Hansen Simple Spa Wax Warmer Kit. Redeemable ONLY at Walmart
$4.00 OFF any 1 Alaway - Get up to 12 hours of allergy eye-itch relief!
$3.00 OFF 1 Sally Hansen Simple Spa Wax Warmer Kit

$3.00 OFF 1 Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation Product Redeemable ONLY at CVS/Pharmacy
$2.00 OFF 1 Rimmel Product. Redeemable ONLY at Rite Aid
$2.00 OFF 1 L'Oreal Healthy Look Crème Gloss Hair Color
$2.00 OFF 1 Sally Hansen Hair Remover, Wax or Bleach Product.  ONLY at Walmart
$2.00 OFF 1 Sally Hansen Beauty Tool ($4.00 or more)
$2.00 OFF any 1 Sally Hansen Brush On In-Shower Product.
$2.00 OFF any 1 OFF! clip-on MOSQUITO REPELLENT starter

$1.00 OFF any 1 OFF! Botanicals product
$0.75 OFF any 1OFF! Personal Insect Repellent
$1.00 OFF any 1 Coppertone Suncare Product (excluding lip balm or trial size)
$2.00 OFF 1 Renu fresh or Renu sensitive multi-purpose solution (8 oz or larger)
$1.00 OFF any 1 Listerine Mouthwash
$1.00 OFF any 1 LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse
$1.00 OFF 1 WILKINSON SWORD TWIN OR TRIPLE BLADE RAZOR AT WALMART
$1.00 OFF 1 Dr. Scholl's Corn, Callus, Bunion, Padding, Fungal Nail Product
$1.00 OFF 1 Sally Hansen Nail Treatment Product
$1.00 OFF 1 Mitchum or Mitchum for Women product

$1.00 OFF 1 New York Color Lip OR Nail Product ($1.72 or more)
$0.55 OFF 1 one 50ct Canister of Sani-Hands Sanitizing Wipes      


Health Care:
$4.00 OFF 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy Product (24 count or larger)
$3.00 OFF 1 Flex-a-min product
$3.00 OFF 1 Osteo Bi-Flex Caplet, Softgel or Powder (Excluded Liquid)
$3.00 OFF 1 Senokot Tablets or Senokot-S Tablets
$3.00 OFF 1 Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Allergy Product
$3.00 OFF 1 Prevacid 24hr Product
$2.00 OFF any 1 NASALCROM allergy product
$1.50 OFF any 1 Bayer Advanced Aspirin product
$1.00 OFF 1 Ester-C The Better Vitamin C Product
$1.00 OFF any 1 Little Tummys Yummy Fiber Gummies product
$1.00 OFF 1 Campho-Phenique Product
$1.00 OFF 1 NEO-SYNEPHRINE PRODUCT 


Household:
$3.00 OFF 1 Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Lasting Impressions holder
$3.00 OFF 1 Windex Outdoor All-In-One Glass Cleaning Tool Starter Kit
$1.00 OFF FOUR (4) rolls or more of SCOTT Naturals Bath Tissue
$1.00 OFF SIX (6) or more rolls of SCOTT Naturals Paper Towels
$1.00 OFF 2 Spic and Span Product (Good only on Liquids, Sprays and Powders)
$0.50 OFF 1 or more tub or refill of SCOTT Naturals Flushable Moist Wipes


Print free coupons here.  :)

FYI- The Wilkinson razor coupon makes it free at WalMart where it's typically only priced at $0.97!  I bought some Spic & Span this week, too.  Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview -5/29/11

I hate to say that there won't be any coupons in this Sunday's newspaper.  They tend to skip them on holiday weekends.

Please enjoy a safe Memorial Day weekend.  Grab some of the items that are on sale for the occasion like KoolAid & hot dogs.  The prices are so good in Las Vegas that I really stocked up on both.

The Sunday Coupon Preview site has some good info about getting coupons in the mail.  Check it out!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Weekly Grocery List -5/25/11

Hey, there!  It seems like forever since I've talked to you guys!  I've missed you!

We had an indescribably amazing week at my baby sister's wedding!  Thanks for being so patient while we were celebrating.  :)

So, here's the run-down.  These items are near their lowest price this week, so buy enough to last until the next time they're on sale.  I did my shopping yesterday & it's a pretty fun list.   Memorial Day weekend brings some sales & summer drinks are here, too.

Coke products, 12pk                 $2.50 wyb4    Albertsons,Smiths
Gatorade 32 oz                         $0.50             Albertsons
KoolAid 6-8 qt size                    $0.99             Smiths
Tang 6-8 qt size                         $0.99             Smiths
Lemonade, CountryTime 6-8qt   $0.99           Smiths

mustard, French's 20 oz             $0.99           Albertsons
Lays KettleChips 8.5oz              $1.99             Smiths
Lays Chips 11oz                        $1.98             Food4Less

Pork spareribs                           $1.27/lb         Vons (wyb 10lbs)
OscarMeyer franks 16oz           $0.99             Vons
chicken breasts, w/bone            $0.99/lb         Smiths, BuyLow

seedless watermelon                $0.10/lb          Marianas
Limes                                        $0.34/LB         LaBonita
Lemons                                     $0.39/LB        Liborio
Bell Peppers, green                  $0.50/LB         Liborio
Roma tomatoes                        $0.34/lb          Mariana,BuyLow

*Note:  Due to the holiday weekend, this Sunday's newspaper will most likely contain ZERO coupon inserts.  So, it's extra important to shop smartly this week since they've left us hangin'!

Weekly Grocery List- Coming Soon!

Hey, everyone!  I'm back from my baby sister's wedding & I'm back in the saddle again!

I'm almost finished with this week's list of lowest grocery prices, but I need to check a few more of the Mexican markets.

If any of you are still hanging around from last week, thanks for sticking with me through my Wedding Week hiatus.

I should have the final list up here soon.  :)

Stay tuned for lots of fun, new content as well as the blog's gorgeous makeover!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

See You Next Week

Sorry to say this, but I'm going to be taking a short break from Stretch Your Savings.  The two wacky kids in the photo are getting married this weekend & I won't be blogging during the festivities. 

I should return next week as usual.  Please keep the wedding in your thoughts & prayers.

PS- Shortly after my return, the blog is getting a HUGE makeover!  A super-talented web guy has been working on it behind the scenes, so it's going to be really pretty & a lot of fun to use!  Have a great week.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekly Grocery List -5/11/11

This week has some pretty awesome deals.  You can take this list & your sales flyers to Wal-Mart to price-match, if you'd like.  As long as we're all super, duper organized & really nice to our cashiers, it looks like Wal-Mart will be honoring this for quite a while!  :)

Here are the best grocery prices in Las Vegas:

Chicken breasts (bone-in)             $0.99/lb.      Albertsons
Alaska Cod fillets                          $3.99/lb.      Albertsons
pork loin, boneless                        $1.99/lb.      Smart&Final
pork chops, sirloin end, bone-in    $1.49/lb.      Marketon
chicken legs                                  $0.69/lb.      BuyLow

cabbage, green                             $0.33/lb.      Food4Less
white corn                                      $0.17 ea.    Sunflower
seedless watermelon                    $0.10/lb.      Marianas
cucumbers                                    $0.10 ea.    Marianas
Iceberg lettuce                              $0.34 ea.     Marianas
navel oranges                               $0.17/lb       Marketon
apples, Jonagold                          $0.50/lb.      Marketon
apples, Pink Lady                         $0.34/lb.      BuyLow
apples, Granny Smith                   $0.50/lb.      Liborio

Mom's Best Naturals cereal 12-16.5oz    $0.99     Smiths
Sunny D 64 oz.                                $0.79         Smiths
pasta, Amer. Beauty 12-16 oz.       $0.49          Smiths
Quaker cereal 14-16 oz. sel.var.    $1.49          Smiths
Ketchup, Hunt's 24 oz.                   $0.88          Albertsons
BBQ sauce, Kraft 18oz.                 $0.48          Food4Less

Shock Top beer 12pk. bottles         $9.99        Fresh&Easy
E&J Brandy 750ml                          $6.99        Marketon

There ya go!  I'll check for coupon match-ups, but I'm not sure if there are any this week.  I'm still excited!  There's a lot of good stuff to stock up on this week.  I'm going to try to find an easy way to get that corn off the cob so I can freeze a bunch.  Happy shopping!  :)

Sunday Coupon Preview -5/15/11

Alright, everybody.  Here's what coupons we should expect to see in our Sunday paper.  We have a SmartSource & a RedPlum this week.  (In Las Vegas, we get our RedPlums in our Tuesday mail with our grocery store sales flyers.)

Click here to view the detailed list of coupons.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Saving Money at Starbucks!

Yes, it's possible!  ...at least for the next week.  :)

Between 3-5pm, all Frappuccino Blended Beverages are 1/2 price!  This promotion ends May 15th, but I have some customers who will save $45 in that time!

The new Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is addictive.  A quick confession...I have worked for Starbucks for almost 7 years & in that time, I have consumed exactly 1 frappuccino.  (No, samples don't count because it's part of my job to know how things taste so I can help customers.)

BUT!  I am in love with the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino!  It tastes so tropical.  I could eat the toasted coconut flakes by themselves...actually I have!  ...& will probably do so again today.

I digress...

I'm just really happy that Starbucks has found a way to combat the dreaded "Latte Factor" that financial counselors have basically equated to the devil himself! 

I say, throw a banana into your frappuccino & you've got the perfect lunch-in-a-cup...for 1/2 price!  Yum!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview- 5/8/11

Do you want to know exactly which coupons will be in Sunday's newspaper?  Click here for the complete list.

It looks like we'll be getting 1 SmartSource insert in the newspaper.  The 2011 Coupon Insert Schedule shows us getting a RedPlum this week, too, but that will probably be in Tuesday's mail.

My hubby will be so happy!  We haven't had Fig Newtons since I began couponing & Sunday's paper has a $1/1 coupon!  Hooray!!!

Weekly Coupon Match-Ups

OK...here are some coupons I'm going to use this week.  They're Manufacturers' Coupons, so you can use them wherever you shop.  I'll be headed to WalMart for my usual price-matching trip & use them there.  Combine these with this week's grocery list for the best deals.  Cinco de Mayo has tequila everywhere!

$2 off Sauza tequila
    Book of Savings in this week's Albertson's flyer
    Makes it $7.98

$2 off Jose Cuervo tequila
     Smiths sales flyer AND CVS sales flyer
     Makes it $7.98

$1.85/3 Wishbone Salad Dressing
     Albertsons sales flyer
     Makes the 8oz size $0.37

$0.75/1 Mom's Best Natural Cereal
     Printable from coupons.com (unavailable now)
     Makes it $0.24

$1/2 American Beauty Quick Cook pasta
     Printable here
    Makes it free

$0.50/1 Kraft Barbecue Sauce
     Albertsons sales flyer
     Makes it free

$1.00/3 Kellogg's Cereal
     Printable here
     Makes select varieties $1.44

The only other brand names I have on this week's grocery list are Philadelphia & SunnyD.  I couldn't find any printable coupons for either, but if you find any in the circulars, let us know.
Have a great weekend.  :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Weekly Grocery List -5/3/11

This week has a lot to offer.  There are some really good deals on steaks & lobsters because that's what people LOVE to have cooked for them on Mother's Day.  ;)  hint, hint...


OK, Vegas, here are the lowest grocery prices in town:

Seedless Watermelon        $0.17/lb       SunflowerMkt
Iceberg Lettuce                  $0.50 ea      Marianas
Key Limes                          5 cents ea    SunflowerMkt
Strawberries                       $0.98/lb       Fresh&Easy
White corn                          $0.25ea       Albertsons
Haas avocados                  $0.49ea       Food4Less
Artichokes                          $1 ea            SunflowerMkt

Pasta, AmerBeauty 12-16 oz     $0.49        Smiths
Kellogg's cereal 12-12.5oz         $1.77        Food4Less (*select varieties-see ad)
Sunny D 64oz                             $0.79        Smiths
Mom's Best Naturals Cereal       $0.99        Smiths
Kraft BBQ Sauce 18oz               $0.48        Food4Less
Philly CreamCheese 8oz            $0.98        Food4Less
Wishbone dressing 8oz              $0.98        Glaziers

NY strip steak, bone-in               $3.99/lb     Albertsons
Filet Mignon roast                       $9.99/lb     Albertsons
Beef back ribs                            $1.27/lb      Food4Less

JoseCuervo tequila 750ml          $9.98        Smiths

There are some great coupon match-ups, too!  I'll post those soon!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Host a House Party

This is so cool!  I just signed up to host a Ball Canning House Party!  It's free & they send you all the supplies.

I really hope they pick me.  The party's in late June, so the garden should be full of good veggies by then.  If I get selected & you live in Vegas, you're invited!  :)

If you want to apply, you can here.

(I learned about this on Money Saving Mom's blog which is awesome.)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview -5/1/11

Wow!  It's gonna be an awesome week!

According to the Sunday Coupon Preview, we're looking at receiving 2 SmartSources, a RedPlum and this month's Proctor & Gamble insert!  It's much more than the 2011 Coupon Insert Schedule predicted.

To see the complete list of coupons, click here.  It will show you what specific coupons you can expect to see in each of these inserts.  It really helps me plan my weekly shopping trip.  Enjoy!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Weekly Grocery List -4/27/11

Alright, you guys...there are definitely some grocery deals out there this week!  A lot of the good ones are on chicken, fresh produce & tequila thanks to Cinco de Mayo being just around the corner.

OK, Las Vegas, here's what I'd buy this week because it's at a great price:

Pork chops, loin, bone-in                $1.70/lb          Cardenas
Chicken leg qtrs. frozen                  $0.59/lb.         Albertsons
Chicken drumsticks                        $0.59/lb          Cardenas
hot dogs, FosterFarms 16 oz         $0.98              Food4Less

Mangos                                          $0.33 ea        Alb & Vons
White Corn                                     $0.20 ea       Cardenas
Bell peppers                                  $0.25 ea          Food4Less
Bananas                                        $0.34/lb         Marketon
Kiwis                                              $0.17 ea        Marketon
Lemons                                         $0.10 ea        Marketon
Cucumbers                                   $0.10 ea         Cardenas
Romaine Lettuce                          $0.57 ea        Liborio

Storebrand Pnut Butter 18oz           $1.00            Smiths/Kroger
Kellogg's cereal 12-20oz sel.var.    $1.98             Smiths
Nissin CupoNoodles 6pk.                $0.98            Food4Less
HamburgerHelper 7.2oz                  $0.98             Food4Less
Crest 4.6oz                                     $1.00            Smiths
Colgate 6.4 oz                                $1.00            Food4Less

Sauza gold tequila 750ml                $7.98            Food4Less
Cuervo gold tequila 750ml              $9.98             Food4Less

Happy early Cinco de Mayo!  Stock up now for a couple of weeks of good times!  :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mail Call

The blog got its first official pieces of mail!  Two of them!

Stretch Your Savings was on the address label & everything.  :)  I'm such a proud Mama.

First, we got a box from Cover Girl that has $10 in coupons, a tinted lip gloss & a foundation that matches my skin tone.

Next, we got a box from Claritin that has $15 in coupons & a bottle of Children's Claritin.

We got these because I signed up to be a BzzAgent & they connect me with different campaigns based upon what I am interested in.  It's a pretty cool deal.  What's best is that they don't compensate us because they want honest feedback. (So if you hate something, it's safe to tell the truth without any awkward feelings.)  It's free to sign up & all you have to do is tell your friends what you think.

So, if anyone wants to check it out, click here.
And, if anyone wants a $3 Children's Claritin coupon or a $2 Cover Girl coupon, let me know.  I have 4 of each left.  :)