Monthly Archives: September 2012

Star News vs. News and Observer

Good morning! It may be cloudy in Southeastern NC this morning but I hope you can make it out of bed for your newspaper! There were FOUR inserts in the paper today, totaling hundreds of dollars in coupons (and this number doesn’t even count the coupons that may double).

Raleigh’s News and Observer usually has more coupons; let’s take a look to see if that’s the case again this weekend!

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Smart Source Insert Raleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red

Pepperidge Farms JINGOS snacks, Swanson Chicken Broth, Boston Market Restaurant Coupons, Gwaltney Bacon, Gwaltney Bologna, Gwaltney Hot Dogs, Kleenex Tissues, Kleenex Hand Towels, Joint Juice, OXY Products, Green Mountain K-Cup Packs, Green Mountain Coffee, Eggland’s Best Eggs, Ronzoni Pasta Creations, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Frank’s Sweet Chili Sauce, Purina Dog Food 4 lb bags, Mighty Dog Canned Food, ROC Skincare, Smart Balance Butter, Smart Balance Milk, Enfamil, Irish Spring Soap or Body Wash, Icy Hot, Colgate Battery Powered Toothbrush, Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, Colgate Toothpaste, Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, Softsoap Bodywash or Bar Soaps, Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, Hefty Waste Bags, Hefty Slider Bags, Hefty Cups, Hefty Plates and Bowls, Reynold’s Wrap Foil, Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners, Farm Rich Snacks, Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics, Claritin, Drano, Neutrogena, Drano Septics, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Nectresse Natural No Calorie Sweetener, Soyjoy Bars, Sea Pak, Products, Mrs. Smith’s Pie (freezer)

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

Dove Men Care Body Wash, Bars, and Deoderant Products, Degree Deoderant, Vaseline Lotion, Simple Skin Products, Bertolli Meal Soup, Bertolli Meal Soup, Frozen Meal or Risotto, Knorr Homestyle Stock, PF Changs Spring Rolls or Dumplings, Luminous Clean Products, Pond’s Cream, towelettes or cleansing products, Superpretzel/Softpretzel, Cesar Dog Foods, Brillo Sponge Products, Brillo Soap Pads, Deer Park Water, Dole 100% Juice, Centrum Flavor Burst Multivitamins, Pedigree Dog Food, Weight Watchers Sweet Bakery Products, Pringles, Sara Lee Pound Cake, Ball Park Franks and Angus Franks, Marvel Vitamins, 9 Lives Cat Food, Sundown Naturals Vitamins, Meow Mix Cat Food, Carnation Evaporated Milk, Dove Body Wash, Dove Soap, Dove Deoderant, Dove Hair Care, Healthy Life Bread and Buns, Healthy Life Soft Style 100% Whole grain bread, Greenies Smart Bites Cat Treats or Dental Treats, Robitussin, Children’s Advil, Dimeapp Products, Surf Laundry Detergent, ALL Liquid Powder and ALL Mighty Pacs, Fiora Bath Tissue, Dirty Jobs Cleaning Products, Mazola Corn Oil or Spray, Karo Syrup, Fleishmann’s Yeast, Argo Corn Starch, Welch’s 100% Juice, Welch’s Jams, Jellies or Spreads, Kellogg’s Krave Cereals, Kellogg’s All-Bran, Rice Krispies, and/or Raisin Bran, Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce, Degree Men Products, Axe Styling Product/Shampoo, Tresemme Hair Care, Suave Hair Care, Dove Shampoo Conditioner

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There were also 2 additional inserts- a Proctor and Gamble and a Pepsi Moments to Save. They were in both newspapers so I won’t list all the products as a comparison since you’ll get them regardless of which paper you buy.

As usual, the Raleigh paper had many more coupons (see all the black letters). The Blue letters represent coupons that were in both papers and the red are coupons that are only in the Wilmington paper. As you can see there is only one product- Mrs. Snith’s Pies, that were only in the Wilmington paper. So unless you specifically want that coupon, you’d be better off getting the Raleigh paper which will net you WAY more coupons for your money.

Until next week………….

Reminder: FREE Lunch at Macaroni Grill Today!

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I posted this earlier in the week on the Delly’s Deals Facebook page but I wanted to post a reminder about the free pick two combo today at Macaroni Grill. Here in Wilmington, NC, the Macaroni Grill is located in Mayfaire Town Center. There are many locations across the US.

Go here and print this coupon. They were still available as of this morning. It entitles one person per table to a free pick two combo at the Macaroni Grill from 11-4 toady, Friday, September 28th.

I went when they did this the last time and it was wonderful! The restaurant was not unreasonably busy, either.

Hope you have a chance to get out an enjoy a rare freebie!

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Remember your Paper this Sunday!

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I wanted to remind everyone about this Sunday’s newspaper. It’s the first of the month coming up and that means lots of great coupons. There are supposed to be five inserts in the paper this week!

There should be:

1 Proctor and Gamble
2 Red Plum
1 Smart Source
1 Pepsi Moments to Save (certain regions)

Keep in mind that the inserts vary by region so there is no guarantee that we will receive all of them. However, it never hurts to be on the lookout and check several papers before you walk out of the store.

Also, try to get the Raleigh News and Observer newspaper if you can because it has way more coupons that the smaller local city newspapers.

I hope to be back on Sunday morning posting my weekly newspaper coupon listing and comparison. See you then!

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Betty Crocker and General Mills Promo at Harris Teeter this Week!

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I am excited about the Betty Crocker/General Mills promo going on at Harris Teeter this week. Not only are many popular items on sale, but you can also use coupons AND if you buy certain quantities, you receive additional money off. It’s very easy and there are tons of coupons that match this sale. Many are available right here on my website on the coupon center to the left. You can print up to two copies of each coupon.

In addition, it gets better! You will earn 50 bonus box tops for your child’s school if you buy any 8 of the participating products above in one transaction. The Box tops will print out at the register. You will get them regardless of any coupons you use, so some of the products may be close to free and you’ll still get the Bonus Box Tops!

Here’s a sample transaction. Now remember, I haven’t yet been in the store to do this but looking at the coupons I have, this is an idea of what I might try:

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From flyer: Buy 4 Select General Mills Cereals and get $4 automatically off your bill:


2 Lucky Charms, use 2 coupons for $.50 off 1 (I printed mine from coupon center on left and there may also be some from the Sunday paper)

2 Golden Grahams, use 2 coupons for $.50 off 1 (I printed mine from coupon center on left and there may also be some from the Sunday paper)

Cereal is on sale for 2 for $5

Four boxes= $10- $4 in coupons above (all doubled)-$4 off at register from promo= $2 out of pocket for all four boxes!

BONUS: I just found an EVIC coupon for Lucky Charms, $.50 off and Golden Grahams, $.75 off. Adding those, the total drops to $.75 for all FOUR boxes!

I think you can do a good deal with the fruit snacks, too since there are nice coupons out there for those.

I will post later in the week letting you know how it went when I tried my transactions!

Today Only! $5 off $25 Coupon for Harris Teeter!

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Be sure to grab a local newspaper (I grabbed the Star News in Wilmington) because there is a coupon for $5 off $25 purchase from Harris Teeter. This is supposed to be in most areas that have Harris Teeter stores because I found out from someone in a county all the way across the state!

The coupon is located on the front page of the Harris Teeter flyer in the newspaper but it WILL NOT be in the store flyer at your Harris Teeter location. For this reason, you have to buy the Wednesday newspaper to get it. I went to a convenient store but many grocery stores carry the Wednesday paper, too. Be sure to check for the coupon before you pay!

The coupon can be combined with other coupons. It does say that you must meet $25 after all other coupons have been applied; I’m not sure how strict they are with that.

Also, check with your other local grocery stores because sometimes they will take competitor’s coupons like this. I have specifically heard of Walmart and Lowes Foods doing this.

Let me know if you get one and use it this week!

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My Super Double Coupons Trip- $9.32 for over $75 worth of groceries!

I paid $9.32 plus tax for over $75 worth of groceries!

Pictured: 4 Lysol Toilet Cleaners, 1 Glade Sense and Spray Starter Kit, 4 Dozen Harris Teeter brand eggs, 1 pack of Smithfield Bacon, 1 Arnold Wide Pan Whole Wheat Bread, 4 Power Bars, 1 Ocean Spray Sparkling Pomegranate Blueberry 4 pack juice, 4 bananas, 2 12-packs of Simply Gogurt child Yogurt, 2 Gerber Graduate Puffs Baby Snacks, 1 Delmonte 4 pack Mandarin Oranges, 1 Delmonte 4 pack Fruit Cups, 2 Dawn Detergents (small), 1 10-pack Minute Maid Apple Juice Boxes, 1 Large International Delight Pumpkin Spice, 1 Gerber Grabbers Baby Food, 1 Gerber Organic Baby Food Pouch

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I have to admit that when I first found out over the weekend that Super Doubles was starting at Harris Teeter today, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy. I couldn’t have if I had wanted to :) At 9 months pregnant (due any day now), it took everything in me to muscle up the enthusiasm to get together a Super Double coupons trip.

However, I’m glad I did because it turned out to be a fun trip and I got some really great deals! In the end I paid $9.32 plus tax for over 29 items, many of which were free, saving almost 90%.  I will share below what I got and how I did it.

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FREE Items:

International Delight Pumpkin Spice Creamer (used $1.50 coupon here)

Gerber Baby Puffs (used $2.00 coupon from savings club)

Smithfield Bacon on sale for $3.50; I had $1.00 off coupon from Sunday paper AND $1.50 off store coupon. Store coupon did not double but $1.00 off from Sunday paper did.

 Dawn Dish Detergent- Used $.50 off coupon from September Proctor and Gamble newspaper insert

 Glade Expressions Starter Kit FREE after $1.50 coupon printed online


Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners (one of my favorite deals)- $.38 each after $1.00 off 2 coupon from Sunday paper August 19 Smart Source Insert

 Gerber Organic Baby Food Pouch- FREE after $1.00 coupon printed online (see coupon center on left)

 Gerber Graduates Grabbers Pouch ($.15 after $1.00 coupon printed online- see coupon center on left)

4 Dozen Harris Teeter Large Eggs, $.97 each- no coupon, just eVIC special

Arnold Wide Pan Whole Grain Bread $2.14 (no coupon, just on sale)

Ocean Spray Sparkling Pomegranate Blueberry Juice 4 pack $.09 after $1.00 coupon printed online

Power Bars- $.50 each after $1.00 off 4 coupon from savings club- see top right to join

DelMonte Fruit Cups- $1.50 each after coupon from Sunday paper Red Plum insert August 12

Simply Gogurt Children’s Yogurt- $1.25 each after coupon from Sunday paper Smart Source insert August 9th or online (see coupon center on left)

Not pictured: 

Minute Maid Apple Juice 12 packs- $2.00 after $.75 off coupon printed online from my coupon center on left

4 bananas

In addition, I redeemed $8 worth of Catalinas that I had earned from previous shopping trips, so those contributed to lowering my total, too.

I saw a few other deals that I’d like to get back for this week; we’ll see if this baby holds off long enough to let me get a few more trips in!

Cottonnelle Deal at Harris Teeter- Make Money for Future Trips!

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Yesterday in our house, we were on our last roll of toilet paper. Normally I keep it stocked but I was out of town during the last two Harris Teeter Saturday specials where they had the toilet paper that I like on sale. So, I was happy to see the Cottonelle deal going on last week and this week. 

 Right now, there is a national Catalina special going on where if you buy 2 packs of Cottonelle toilet paper (12 pack or larger) you get a $2 Catalina coupon back that you can spend on your next purchase. If you buy 3 or more packs you will receive a $6 coupon.  

I received notice of this offer as a coupon when I checked out 
at the Register a few weeks ago.

Cottonelle 12 packs (they claim these are the big rolls that are equal to 24 rolls) are currently on sale at Harris Teeter for $8.99. So, I went for it and bought 3 packs. 

As a bonus, each pack had a $1.00 off coupon attached that doubled to $2.00 off, making the packs $6.99 instead of $8.99. There were also coupons recently in the August 12th Sunday paper for Cottonnelle for $.50 off, which aren’t quite as good as the $1.00 coupons that were attached to the toilet paper.  

The grand total before tax was $20.97 and after paying I got back a $6.00 Catalina. Actually, it only printed out a $3 Catalina which puzzled me. Fortunately, I had a copy of the deal with me (it had printed out during a previous trip) and once I showed it to them and the manager gave me a $3 credit. So, it pays to have proof of these Catalina deals. 

 In the end, counting the $6 back that I made, I got (3 packs) 36 rolls for $14.97. This comes out to $.42 per roll. Compare that to the Sam’s Club price of $.66 per roll AND the Sam’s Club rolls are smaller, having only 164 sheets versus the 176 sheet rolls that I got today. 

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Even if there was no Catalina offer of $6 back, I still would have paid $.58 per roll which is still less than Sam’s Club. I will admit that I’ve actually paid less than this for Cottonelle toilet paper before. I’ve gotten the 12 packs for as little as $4.99 and once I got it for $2.99 (special EVIC price and a $3 coupon). However, seeing that we were basically out of toilet paper and this deal was still better than the warehouse club price, I decided to go for it!

To see a list of more Catalina deals (deals where you buy a certain amount of something and earn money to spend on your next trip), click here. Southern Savers keeps a list of them. It’s not always perfectly accurate, and it doesn’t contain ALL the Catalina deals, but it’s the best list I’ve been able to find.

Froot Loops for 5.5 Cents Per Box through Tuesday Night!

Thanks to Ariel M. from the Delly’s Deals Facebook page for sharing this great deal with us!

If your little one (or yourself) is a fan of Kellogg’s Froot Loops, you will want to take advantage of an awesome deal going on right now at Harris Teeter. This is also a great item to donate.

Currently Froot Loops are B1G1 free, so each 8.7 oz box is half off (Frosted Flakes, too, by the way). 

On Friday, Harris Teeter sent me an EVIC alert saying that I could buy up to four boxes of Kelloggs cereals and get $1.00 off per box. Not everyone got this same deal but from talking to people, I hear many people did. The only way to know is to check your Harris Teeter EVIC email from Friday to see if this is one of the special deals that you were offered.

Besides that, there is also a $1.00 off Froot Loops coupon available on the Harris Teeter EVIC digital coupons page. Access this by clicking “EVIC coupons” when you open your Harris Teeter e-mail.

Finally, there is a $1.00 off 3 boxes of Froot Loops coupon available on my website (see left). I printed this and used it, too.

All of these discounts come off because they are all different types of discounts- one is a store promo, one is a digital/electronic coupon, and one is a paper coupon.

SO……………….this is what the deal ended up looking like:

I bought 3 boxes of Froot Loops, 8.7 oz, for $1.72 each ($5.17 total)

I used:

$1.00 off paper coupon printed from coupon center on my website (see left)

$1.00 off digital coupon from my Harris Teeter EVIC email

$3.00 off automatically from the Harris Teeter EVIC specials this weekend

Total Due: 17 cents for all three boxes!

After tax it came to 21 cents! Not even store brand cereal beats that price. Don’t you just love couponing?!

You can do this deal, too through Tuesday night when the sales change over. Let me know how it works for you!

Star News vs. News and Observer

Good morning! 
I apologize for getting this list out a later than I normally do. My baby is due in about two weeks and it’s getting harder and harder to get up early because I wake up so many times at night! I hope to get back on track soon (wishful thinking maybe :)).
There were three inserts in each newspaper this morning, in both Raleigh and Wilmington papers. As usual, the Raleigh inserts felt a lot thicker but Wilmington wasn’t too bad, either. Let’s take a look to see exactly what coupons were in each insert, since it does vary by city.
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Smart Source InsertRaleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red

V8 V-Fusion+Energy, V8 V-Fusion 36 oz Smoothie, Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle and Tomato Soups, Campbell’s Condensed Soups, Spaghetti Os, Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Chili Cans, Campbells Microwaveable Bowls or Soup on the Go, Pepperdige Farms Goldfish Bread, Prego Italian Sauce, V8 Vegetable Juice, V8 Vegetable Juice, Swanson Premium White Chicken Breast, Pepperidge Farms Baked Naturals Cracker Chips, Crisps or Pretzel Thins, Hershey’s Chocolates 9.4 oz or larger, Hershey’s Standup Bags, Aveeno Naturals, Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza, Allegra, Land o Lakes All-Natural Eggs, Land o Lakes Omega 3 Eggs, Dole Fruit Smoothie Shakers, Dreamfields Pasta, BIG Cup Noodles, Johnson’s Baby product, Bengay Zero Degrees, Neutrogena Acne Products, Neutrogena Ulta Gentle Daily Cleanser, Rachael Ray Nutrish Super Premium Food for Dogs, Lance Cracker Creations, Tide

Smart Source InsertRaleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red

Sunsweet Prune Juice, Sunsweet Plumsmart, Fiber One, General Mills Cereals, Fun-da-middles Cupcake Mix, Betty Crocker Muffin Mixes, Betty Crocker Shake n Pour Desserts, Chex Mix, General Mills Cereal Bars, Nature Valley Thins, Pillsbury Toaster Strudels, Totinos Pizza Rolls, Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner, Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, Progresso Soups, Yoplait Kids Yogurts, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Old El Paso Products, Yoplait Yogurts, Yoplait Specialty Yogurts, Progresso Recipe Starters Cooking Sauce, Boston Market Coupons, Ensure, French’s Honey Dijon Mustard, French’s Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce or Horseradish Mustard, Starbucks Coffee, K Cups and VIA Ready Brew, Nature’s Way Alive Mulitvitamins, Acidophilus Pearl, Hormel Bacon Toppings, Hormel Chili, Colgate Products (3 different coupons), Claritin, MiraLax, Sure, Brut, Pert, Infusium, Pedia Sure, MidNite, Efferdent, Similasan, Tide, Easy off Oven Cleaner, Lime Away, Easy off Cooktop or BBQ Grill Cleaner, Mop Glo, Old English Products, Pure Moist Contact Lens Solution, Clear Care Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution, Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread or Rolls, Johnsonville Italian Sausage, Ajax, Ajax Auto Dish Packs, Beano

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Red Plum Insert

Smart Source InsertRaleigh Newspaper Only- Black; Both Papers- Blue Wilmington Only- Red

Beneful Dog Food, Beneful Baked Delights, Stouffers Single Serve Entrees, Digiorno Pizza, Friskies Brand Cat Treats, Right Guard, Purina Busy Bone, Busy Bone Dog Treats, Purina Cat Chow, Loreal Paris Ever Pure Products, Loreal Paris Sublime Mousse Haircolor, Lipton Tea and Honey to go Pitcher size box, Uncle Ben’s Rice Cups, Uncle Ben’s Rice Products, Pop Secret, Emerald Nuts or Breakfast on the Go, Maybelline New York products, Listerine products, Maybelline New York, Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes, Butterball Turkey Bacon or Breakfast Sausage, Folgers, Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant Coupons, Frush, California Pizza Kitchen Products, Nature’s Bounty Complete Protein and Vitamin Shake Mix, Nature’s Bounty Vitamins, Wisk, Fergie Wet n Wild Nail Polish, Advil Migraine, Advil Respiratory, Hardees Coupons, Blue-Emu Continuous Spray Food Therapy or Original, Body Fortress Whey Protein Powders, Baskin Robbins Coupons

I thought today’s coupons were excellent! There was a nice variety of food, non-food, and animal food coupons. The only thing missing today were the paper product coupons, but we got some of those a few weeks ago.

Until next week…..