Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lowes Foods Gas Rewards

This week if you buy select Proctor and Gamble Products from Lowes Foods, you can earn bonus fuel rewards. These are easy to redeem at Wilco/Hess; you simply insert your Lowes Foods card before you pump and the price on your gas will come down.

Normally, you earn 5 cents for every $100 you spend. However, you can also earn additional fuel rewards by buying select products that are highlighted in their flyer.

Through Tuesday,  you will earn 5 cents off per gallon if you buy:
Duracell, Cascade Action packs or Tabs, Bounce, Downy, Bounty 8 or 6 roll, Charmin 12 big rolls or 6 mega rolls, Crest 4-6.2 oz, Gillete, Secret or Old Spice and Select Pantene Products.

You will earn 10 cents off per gallon if you buy:

Tide 100 ounce liquid.

The ad says that you can buy as many deals as you want, so I presume you could earn up to 45 cents off per gallon if you bought them all. I haven’t tried this, but it’s certainly intriguing.

In addition, you can use coupons on the above items to help bring down your cost, too and you will still earn the fuel rewards. This is a great deal.

Finally, use www.gasbuddy.com to find the cheapest prices on gas in your area. It’s really easy- just type in the zip code. There is even a gas buddy app that you can download to your smart phone and use. My husband uses it all the time since he drives a lot and he says it’s really easy and nice.

How neat that we can save money on gas simply by buying groceries!

Favorite Deals this Week

I didn’t do too much shopping this week, as think I needed to recover some from last week’s Super Doubles event at Harris Teeter.

I did, however, find some great deals! Overall, there are many sales related to cooking out/Fourth of July and I did have a few coupons to match. Here’s some of what I bought:

Baby Back Ribs- 1/2 off at Harris Teeter (I got a $21 rack of ribs for only $10 and change!) This is a great item to stock up on and buy a couple of racks because you save between $10-$12 per rack.

Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad- I paid $.50 per box. It’s on sale at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods for $1.00 per box. Use $.50 off 2 (doubles to $1.00) off and they become only $.50 each! Print the coupon from my coupon center on the left.

Heinz Ketchup- $1.74 for 40 oz at Lowes Foods (best price) $2.00 at Food Lion or Harris Teeter for 40 oz.

Fresh Corn - $.25 per ear at Harris Teeter OR $.33 per ear at Food Lion and Lowes Foods. Great prices!

Egglands Best Eggs- I had EVIC special for 18 count for only $1.97. After $.35 coupon doubled, I paid $1.27 for 18 eggs!

Lays Chips- Buy 2 Get 3 free from Harris Teeter. I used two $.55 off coupon from commonkindness.com. These may or may not double, as they say “Do not double.”

Oscar Meyer Hotdogs- Buy 2 get 3 free at Harris Teeter

BBQ Sauce, Condiments, Plates, cups, charcoal, trash bags (Glad), Insect Repellent- all of these types of items are on sale right now, so stock up if you see a good deal and have coupons, too!

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Trip #3- Paid $24.30 for $96.82 worth of groceries!

Pictured: 2 40-count Sensibles plates, 3 boxes of Cocoa Pebbles, 2 100-count Vanity Napkins, 6 boxes of Mueller’s Noodles, Pampers Diapers Size 4, 31 count, 2 Garland Jacks BBQ Sauces, 5 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauces, 2 Bags of Grande Tortilla Chips, 1 Pack of Ground Pork, 1 Pack of Ground Beef, 2 Big cans of Hanover Baked Beans, 6 Pack Brawny Paper Towels, All for only $24.30!
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On Monday I did my third Super Doubles trip. I thought I would post it just in case someone is making a last-minute run this evening.


In the end I paid $24.30 for 96.82 worth of items. My favorite deal, was the Sensibles plates. They were on sale for B1G1, and after my $.55 off coupon from the Sunday, June 24th Smart Source, I paid $.30 for a pack of 40! That was awesome and it’s actually a deal that may come around again later, since the $.55 coupons always double.


See the rest of my deals below:

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Brawny Paper Towels 6-8 rolls


On sale for $5.77. I used a $1.00 EVIC digital coupon plus a $1.00 paper coupon that doubled. Total- $2.77! Awesome deal!


Hanover Baked Beans


$1.25 each; Bought two for $2.50, used $1.00 off 2 coupon that doubled, so each can ended up being $.25! These are originally $1.99 each, so that was a great deal, especially if you’re having a cookout!


Vanity Fair Napkins


2 for $5.00. After using 2 $.55 off coupons that both doubled plus a digital coupon for $1.00 off, I paid $.90 per pack. Not too bad for a big pack.


Ground Beef-  

1.36 for a pound and a half. Regular price was $4.36. I used the coupon that said $1.50 off ground beef when you buy two bags of Grande Tortilla chips. Since I love those chips anyway, I figured I might as well get the beef and freeze it.


BBQ Sauce KC Masterpiece

FREE after $1.00 off 2 coupons


Cocoa Pebbles

$.90 each after coupons PLUS earned a $2.00 off Catalina that will double to $4.00 off


Ground Pork

FREE after $2.00 off coupon doubled


Mueller’s Pasta Noodles

$.45 per box after $.55 off 2 coupon


Sensibles Plates

$.30 per pack of 40 after $.55 off coupon doubled.

Pampers Diapers Size 4, 31 Count

$6.49 after $2.00 off coupon doubled (20 cents per diaper). Not the best price but still better than Sams Club prices (23 cents per diaper)!


What last minute deals will you go for?

Super Double Coupons Trip #2- Paid $34.72 for $123.60 of groceries!

 All this for only $34.72! Pictured: 5 12-pack Pepsi Products, 6 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauces, 2 Small Dean’s Dips, 2 Large Dean’s French Onion Dips, 2 Garland Jacks BBQ Sauces, 2 Smithfield Ground Pork Packages, 2 Lubriderm Lotions, 4 1/2 Gallons of Silk Almond Milk, 3 Boxes of Fruity Pebbles, 1 Raid Bug Barrier Max, 1 Sorrento Riccotta Cheese

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I went shopping today and used another twenty coupons at Harris Teeter. Actually, I used 21, but the 21st coupon was $3.00 and did not double. My first twenty doubled and I ended up saving about 72%! Some of the items that I purchased were expensive, such as the Lubriderm Lotion and the Raid Bug Barrier Max, but I had coupons to really help bring the total down.


My total was $34.72, down from $123.60.


Some of my favorite deals were:


FREE Smithfield Ground Pork- I couldn’t believe it. Thanks to Mandy P. for the heads up. Originally $3.99, after $2.00 off coupon from newspaper doubled, it was free. I got two packs!


Dean’s Dip- FREE. On sale for $1.00, had $1.00 off 2 coupon that doubled, so both were free.


KC Masterpiece- I am stocking up on these. $1.00 each on sale; after coupon for $1.00 off 2 doubles, both are free!


Garland Jack’s- Had a B1G1 free EVIC digital coupon and a $1.00 off 2 coupon. I bought two for $2.50 and then my $1.00 off 2 coupon doubled to $2.00 off, so I got both for $.25 each!


Lubriderm- This was my most expensive item but it’s the only lotion my daughter can use. Normally it’s $8.65 each but it was on sale for $7.99. I had a $2.00 off coupon that doubled to $4.00 off, so that made it $3.99. I was really happy with that price and bought two bottles.


12 pack Pepsi Products- I had a hard time with this one as I try not to buy sodas. HOWEVER, we are hosting a 4th of July Cookout and I wanted to have a variety of drinks to serve. This was a great deal so I went for it. Harris Teeter is running a Buy 2 Get 3 FREE sale on Pepsi 12 packs (any flavors including Mt. Dew, Sierra Mist, Crush, Dr. Pepper, etc.). So, I bought 2 for $6.39 each, which was $12.78. I then used 2 coupons from today’s paper for Dr. Pepper, each being $1.00 off. Both doubled, saving me $4 in coupons. Total was $8.78 for 5 12-packs! That’s $.14 per can. I was super excited about that!


Fruity Pebbles- $.23 each. On sale for $2.00; after $.55 coupon doubled, it was $.90. I got back $2 in Catalinas to use on my next order, so counting that they were $.23 each.

I think this Super Doubles event has been awesome. I’ve found lots of great deals. How about you?

Star News Vs. News and Observer

Good morning!


This week I found both a Red Plum and a Smart Source in each city’s newspaper. Let’s take a look at which newspaper had the best coupons.


This week I found a Red Plum and a Smart Source insert in both the Raleigh and Wilmington paper. Let’s take a look to see specifically which coupons came in each newspaper.

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Smart Source Insert

Raleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red

Wonderful pistachios, Barilla Pasta, Wholly Salsa, Reynolds Wrap, Butterball Turkey Sausage, Bacon, Chicken Strips or Lunchmeat, Butterball Turkey Burgers, Blue Dog and Car Food and Litter, Schick Intuition Razor or Refill, Schick Quattro for Women, Fiber One Bars or Brownies, General Mills Cereals, General Mills Cereal Bars, Fruit Snacks or Roll-Ups, Nature Valley Granola Bars, Marie Callender’s Frozen Dessert Pie, V8 Fusion Juice or V-Fusion Tea, KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, Hellmann’s, Cowboy Steaks Dog Treats, Purina Friskies Brand Cat Treats, POM, Schick Disposable Razors, Outback Steakhouse, French’s Onions, French’s Mustard, Zegerid, Coppertone, Planters Peanut Products, Dole Pineapple Cans, Skinny Water, Lipton Recipe Secrets, Knoor Recipe/Sauce/Gravy Mix, Hormel Premium Canned Chicken Breast, Tabasco Sauce, Raid, Boston Market Restaurant, Dole Frozen Fruit, Dole Fruit Shakers, Heinz Vinegar, Treasure Cave Cheese Products, Aleve, Springer Mountain Farms Fresh Chicken, Mayfield Ice Cream, Hershey’s Honey Maid Grahams, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream, Schick Quattro for Women, Pantene, Palmolive, One a Day, Cortizone, Cortizone, Schick Quattro Titanium Refill, Schick Quattro Titanium Disposable Razor, Mitchum, Sorrento Cheese, Dr. Pepper 2- Liters or 12-packs, Farmhouse Cage-Free Hen Eggs, Lubriderm, TruBiotics, Mt. Olive Pickles or Peppers, Sensibles Plates, OFF Products, Bayer, Wisk, Clorox Stain Fighter, Snuggle Products, Hartz Groomers Best Shampoo for Dogs, Ajax

As you can see, Raleigh did have more coupons (black); however, Wilmington had a fair amount of coupons that were also included in the Raleigh paper (blue). Also, there were a couple of products that were only in the Wilmington paper this time (red). If you really want the Clorox, Wisk, Snuggle or Hartz Shampoo for dogs, you should also buy the Wilmington Paper. If you do not care for those coupons, the Raleigh paper will do, since it had all the other coupons in it and more.

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 Red Plum Insert

Raleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red
Honeybaked Ham Store Coupons, Olay Body Wash, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, Axe Shower Gel or Detailer, Pond’s Cream, Towelettes or Cleansing Products, Ponds Wet Towelettes, Tums, Garnier Fructis, Neutrogena, Kibbles n Bits, Snausages or Snaw Somes Dog Snacks, Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats, Good n Natural Bars, Hamover Baked Beans, Land o Frost, Sandwich Meat or Sub Kits, Loreal Shades of Excellence, Luigis Italian Ice or Frozen Novelty Products, Dogster’s Ice Cream for Dogs, Vanity Fair Napkins, Pop-Tarts Mini Crisps, Pop Tarts, Kelloggs, Brawny Paper Towels, Dean’s Heat n Dip, Deans Dips, Domino Light Sugar Products, Kroger Vitamins Coupons, Hardees Coupons, Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls, Dermasilk

As you can see, the Wilmington Red Plum was fairly lacking. It had about half the coupons as the Raleigh Red Plum and only contained one coupon that wasn’t found in the Raleigh paper- the Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls.

I was impressed with the selection of coupons. I bought two Raleigh papers and one Wilmington paper.

Note: It is Super Doubles week at Harris Teeter and I found many $2 and under that will double through Tuesday night! A couple that caught my eye are the Brawny paper towels (on sale this week at HT and they will be $3.77 after coupon), Deans Dips (free, I think), and Lubriderm Lotion ($2 off will double to $4 off). There may well be many others; I’m going to go shopping today and will let you know if I find some great deals!

Until next week……! 

Delly’s Delicious and Easy Crockpot Chicken!

I want to share a simple and easy recipe that you will love! I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and have since made it several times for my family as well as taken some to a cookout. It was such a hit at the cookout! People kept telling me how moist and flavorful the chicken was and I loved it because it really is easy. I can’t take credit for making it up- many people recommended it online and I’m sure there are many who already cook chicken this way.

It’s crockpot BBQ Chicken and all you need is chicken, Coke or Dr. Pepper, and your favorite BBQ sauce. And there’s the crockpot, of course :)

Simply place your choice of chicken into the crockpot. I use bone-in but you can also do it with boneless tenderloins or breast tenders but just make sure you cook those for less time. Add a 1/2 cup of dark soda (I used Dr. Pepper the first time I did it because it was all we had). Then add 1-2 bottles of your favorite BBQ sauce to cover the chicken. I’m sure you could experiment with adding other sauces for flavor, but so far it’s been good for me with just BBQ sauce.



Cook on low for 6-8 hours (cook for less time if using boneless chicken). You can check the chicken and take it out when it’s tender enough for you. I did chicken legs and thighs for 7 hours and the meat was literally falling off the bone! If you don’t like it this tender, then you can take it off sooner.


Optional: Broil chicken in oven for a few minutes to crisp it. OR place on grill for a few minutes to crisp the skin and give it that nice grilled flavor.

By the way, this week, Holly Farms chicken legs and thighs are on sale at Food Lion for $.99 per pound. I also think I saw some on sale at Harris Teeter, too. 


Also, KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce is on sale at Harris Teeter this week and if you use a $1.00 off 2 coupon, the coupon will doubled making both BBQ sauce bottles free!


With those prices, this is a meal that everyone will love and it won’t break the bank!

Super Doubles Trip #1- $17.12 for $100.98 of Groceries!

 $100.98 worth of groceries for $17.12! Paid less than $1 for most items. Read the details below!
 
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I did my first Super Doubles trip of the week at Harris Teeter this morning and I was very happy with the deals that I found. In my opinion, the freebies were few, but I found many items for $1.00 or less. In addition, this time I focused on buying things that my family really needed or wanted, rather than just grabbing things that were cheap or free (I mean, really, how many bottles of free mustard or Worcheshire sauce do you need?).


In the end I paid $24.12 out of pocket. Before coupons or discounts, the total was $100.98. After EVIC discounts came off, it came down to $62.49. This is what most people would have paid had they simply bought on sale. But I added my coupons and brought the total down to $24.12. After paying, I got back $7.00 in bonus money to use on my next shopping trip off anything that I want! That was truly an unexpected surprise and I will explain how it happened in a moment. If you count the bonus money, I paid $17.12 for over $100 of groceries. I was VERY happy with that!


Check out the details of what I did and some of my favorite deals below!  

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 KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce- ALL FREE! $1.00 sale plus $1.00 off 2 coupons that doubled= FREE! Regular price- $2.29 each

Simply Potatoes All Natural Hasbrowns and Potatoes- B1G1 Free made them $1.19 each. After $1.00 off 2 coupon they were $.19 each! Regular price is $2.39 each.
8th Continent Soymilk- Sale for $2.97, after $1.00 off coupon doubled, I paid $.97. Regular Price is $3.49.
Silk Pure Almond Milk- Sale for $3.00, after $1.00 off coupon doubled, I paid $1.00 each! Regular Price is $3.45 each.

Fruity Pebbles- Sale for $2.00. After $.55 coupon doubled, I paid $.90 each, PLUS got back a $4 and $2 off my next order coupons from Post! Not sure why I got the $4.00 off coupon, but the $2 coupon is from a promo they’re running right now. Counting the $2 money back, I paid $.23 each! Regular price is $3.19.

Mardi Gras Napkins- sale for $1.99. After $.55 coupon, I paid $.89. Regular price is $2.99 each.
Calfornia Pizzas- on sale for $3.99 each. After $1.00 off coupon doubled, I paid $1.99 each! Regular price is $6.89! I also got back a $1.00 off my next order Catalina coupon to spend next time on anything I want.
Brawny 6 BIG Rolls- Sale for $5.77; after $1.00 coupon doubled, I paid $3.77. Regular price is $11.99!
Ritz Crackers- B1G1 sale made them $1.79 each. After $1.00 off 2 coupon doubled, I paid $.80 each! Regular price is $3.59 each!
Hidden Valley Ranch- on sale for $3.29 each. After $1.00 off coupon doubled, I paid $1.29. Regular price is $3.69!
Oreos- on sale for $2.99 each. After $1.00 off coupon doubled, I paid $.99 each! Regular price is $3.89 each! Thanks to Ruth, another super couponer who I ran into inside of the store. She gave me these $1.00 off coupons that she had found in the store over a year ago!
Yosicle yogurt popsicles- $4.25. After my $1.00 off coupon doubled, they became $2.25. This was the most expensive item that I bought but I really wanted to try them and I felt that $2.25 wasn’t a bad price. It was at least 50% off, which is my general rule of thumb- to save at least that!

These are all of the Catalina coupons that I got back. These are actual dollars off that I can spend on my next purchase!
Share your Super Doubles deals this week on the Delly’s Deals FB page to have a chance to win a prize!

Super Double Coupons Starts Tomorrow!

It’s back again! Are you ready for a week of SUPER Savings? Get ready because tomorrow (Wed. June 20th) Harris Teeter will be starting Super Double Coupons Week! It will last until Tuesday night, June 26th until 11:59 p.m.


Super Doubles means that Harris Teeter will double all coupons $2 and under. This is a change from the past. In the past, $2 coupons did not double but I’m hearing from several sources that this time they plan to double even the $2 coupons. This means that $1.00 doubles to $2.00 off, $1.50 doubles to $3.00 off, and $2 doubles to $4 off! Just imagine the savings, especially if you couple those coupons with the item being on sale!

Keep in mind that you can only double 20 coupons per day; the 21st coupon and beyond will not double, so if you need to double more you will need to come back the following day. This is tracked by your VIC card, so going to another store to double more coupons will not work.


I suggest pulling any coupons that interest you that may double now. Also, don’t forget to check your Harris Teeter EVIC email and click “EVIC Coupons” at the top (big red button) so that you can click on any digital coupons, as they will also come off your total, even if you use a paper coupon on the item as well. Check out my post “How I Prepare for Super Double Coupons Week” to see how I normally get ready.


Finally, some people on the Delly’s Deals Facebook page are telling me that they have been getting the $10 off $50 purchase coupons in the postal mail from Harris Teeter. These are AWESOME! If you are lucky enough to get them, definitely use them on top of your coupons. If Lowes Foods sends you $10 off coupons, know that you can use those at Harris Teeter, too.


Be sure to post on the Delly’s Deals Facebook page this week and share your savings!

Good morning! Well, if you haven’t already noticed, I did not do the weekly review this morning because I am out of town on vacation. I did not have access to either newspaper today. Even I have to take a break from couponing sometimes :)

I will be back at it tomorrow and on schedule for the weekly newspaper review next Sunday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Delly

Food Lion’s 3-Day Sale

I love it when Food Lion does the three day sales. They usually do it once or twice a month and we haven’t seen one in a while but this weekend there are some great bargains. The three day sales last Friday-Sunday, so you have plenty of time to drop by and grab the deals.


Keep in mind that at Food Lion you can apply paper manufacturer’s coupons, plus Food Lion store coupons, either printed online at www.foodlion.com or by scanning your card at the coupon center inside of the store.


Below is a list of the three day sale items (I am using a flyer from Oxford, NC, so hopefully it’s the same everywhere).

Gain- $3.99 (Go to www.foodlion.com to find a $1.00 digital coupon that you can download to your MVP card to make it only $2.99, an AWESOME deal). Also, check the savings center inside the store for additional coupons.

Gain Fabric Softener- $3.99

Charmin (6 Mega, 12 Double, 16 Basic)- $5.99


Bounty (6 big rolls)- $5.99


Crest 6.4 oz- 1.00


Ivory 2 pack- $1.00


Herbal Essence Products 6-17 oz- $2.50

I hope you find some great deals at Food Lion this weekend. If you do, be sure to share with me!