Monthly Archives: November 2012

Triple Coupons at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods in Leland, NC!




Wow! Those of you who are close to Leland, NC are getting spoiled with all the competition between grocery stores there!

The Lowes Foods in Leland is already tripling coupons indefinitely but now Harris Teeter has jumped on board and will be tripling coupons. Rumor has it they will be doing this indefinitely, too but I know it will at least be going on all week.

Remember that with triple coupons, all coupons less than $1 triple, up to 20 coupons per day per VIC card or 20 per transaction at Lowes Foods. Look to the left here on my website for a TON of FREE coupons you can print and focus on the ones that are less than $1 to take to triple coupons.

So, a $.25 coupon triples to $.75 off, $.50 to $1.50 off and $.75 to $2.25 off. This can equal HUGE savings!

Finally, as a side note, Hanover Center Harris Teeter across from the mall is giving a flat 10% off anything in the store through Friday, November 30th. So if you don’t have any coupons, you can at least go there to get a nice 10% off plus they double coupons there.

Great Deal on Diapers Coming Up at CVS


If you are buying diapers for a little one (think baby shower gift, for a grandchild or your own child), you won’t want to miss out on a deal coming up at CVS starting this Saturday, December 2nd.

Pampers brand Diapers will be on sale for $9.99. Here is a $2 printable coupon that you can print for an additional $2 off, making the price you pay $7.99. Print the coupon soon because it will probably disappear from online on Nov. 30th.

After you pay, CVS will give you back $4 in Extrabucks, so your true cost for the diapers is only $3.99, which comes out to around 12-13 cents per diaper. Compare that to Sam’s Club’s price for the diapers of around $.21 per diaper. It is a really great deal.

You can only do this deal once, though because there is a limit of one Extrabucks offer per person, so maybe you could get other family or friends to buy for you if you need to stock up.

Also, remember to use any Extrabucks that you earned previously at CVS to pay your out of pocket costs. I plan on using some of the Extrabucks that I earned during CVS’s crazy black Friday sale event last week so I shouldn’t have to pay anything out of pocket but I will still earn the $4 back in Extrabucks.

Click here to print the $2 coupon today!

CVS Trip #2: Made $8.47!

 Made $8.47 from buying these items at CVS today! 
Pictured: Wet n Wild Fingernail Polish Kit,4 GUM Toothbrushes, 2 90-ct CVS Brand Flossers, 2 Snickers Bars, 4 pack CVS AA Batteries, Phillips Earbuds for IPODs, Orajel Kids Toothpaste

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After filling my belly with turkey and enjoying some time with family, my husband and i hopped over to CVS for a quick trip to pick up some of the easy freebies available in their short ad that started Thanksgiving Day and will run through Saturday night. 

While the freebies weren’t as plentiful as they were in the four day ad that CVS just ran, there are still several easy and fun freebies to pick out. What made them even better is that I was able to use the Extrabucks that I earned earlier this week to pay for the items that I bought in today’s ad, so I paid very little out of pocket, only $3.28. After paying, I received back $11.75 in Extrabucks so once again, I made money off this trip. 

First I bought these items for only $2.10 after using my Extrabucks from the last CVS ad:

Then I bought these items for only $1.18 after using my Extrabucks from the first transaction. I also used a $1.00 off coupon for the Orajel, which was not on sale but I needed it for my kids.

After paying, I was given $11.75 back in Extrabucks to use on a future purchase! Since my out of pocket was only $3.28, I actually made money. Here’s how you can do it, too:

Easy Freebies: 

CVS AA or AAA 4 pack batteries- pay $3.65 and get back $3.65 in Extrabucks, limit 1 

GUM Toothbrush 2 pack- pay $2.50 and get back $2.50 in Extrabucks, limit 2 

Mars Chocolate Single Candy Bars- pay $.75 and get back $.75 in Extrabucks, limit 2 

Phillips Earbuds- pay $6.99 and get back $6.99 in Extrabucks, limit 1 

CVS Brand Dental Flossers 90 ct- Pay $2.00 and get back $2.00 in Extrabucks, limit 2 

Other Good Deals: 

Wet n Wild Perfect Petites Nail Color Kit- Pay $2.99 and get back $2.00 in Extrabucks, limit 1 (so it’s like you paid only $.99) 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick or Color Burst Lip Butter- Pay $6.99 and get back $4.00 in Extrabucks, limit 6 (so it’s like you paid only $2.99 each) 

Toys are B1G1 Free (must buy two to get the deal) 

Holiday M&Ms- $4/$10- use 2 coupons for $1 off 2 bags from the Nov. 11 Red Plum You’ll pay $8 for 4 bags and then get back $4 in Extrabucks, making final price $1 each bag! 

Cheerios 8.9-14 oz- On sale for $2.87, use $.50/1 coupon and pay only $2.37 but get back $2.00 in Extrabucks, so it’s like you paid $.37 for the cereal! Limit 1 

Also, should you need something that is not on sale, there was a big 25% off coupon in today’s Thanksgiving newspaper on the CVS ad. You can use that on your entire purchase in the store and you can even stack coupons on top of the 25% off but remember it’s only for non-sale items. If you did not get the newspaper today, the cashier may have a 25% off coupon that she will ring up for you so it never hurts to ask!

You have through Saturday night, Nov. 24th to get these deals, so don’t miss out!

Black Friday special- all items 30% off at www.couponingbinders.com through Monday night, November 26th! Click here to order now!
 

CVS- $30+ Worth of FREE items and made $12!

Pictured: $30.56 worth of items. I paid $2.10  plus tax for them. After I paid, I got back $14.10 in Extrabucks for a future purchase! So, I made a total of  $12 after all was said and done. 

If you have not tried shopping at CVS, this is definitely the week to give it a shot! On pages 2-3 and page 24 of the CVS flyer, there are tons of FREE items. You first have to pay for the item but after paying you will receive the full amount you paid (not counting tax) back in the form of an Extrabuck. Extrabucks are like CVS money- you can immediately use them to pay for anything else in the store (except lotto, tobacco, stamps or alcohol). 

Extrabucks are attached to your receipt and look like this:


What made this trip so much fun is that I already had Extrabucks to start with. I had earned $10 Extrabucks last week doing a diaper deal at CVS. So, I was able to use all those Extrabucks to pay for my first set of items. After paying for those items, I received around $12 in Extrabucks that I then used to pay for my second set of items. After paying for my second set of items, I got back $14.10 in Extrabucks that I have in my binder right now. I am saving those for a future purchase at CVS!

I split my purchases so that I could use Extrabucks to pay for the second purchase instead of using my own money to buy everything
Transaction #1
First I bought these items. I used my $10 Extrabucks from last week to pay for them so I only paid $2.03 out of my pocket (most of which was tax). After paying, I was given $11.34 in Extrabucks, which I immediately took to pay for my second set of items.

Transaction #2
My second transaction was buying all of these. I only paid 1.61 out of pocket, most of which was tax. After paying, I got back $14.10 in Extrabucks to use on a future purchase!
A couple of items were moneymakers, meaning that I used a coupon to buy them, but still got back the full amount of the item’s value. For example, the Glade Scented Oil Warmer was $1.25. I had a coupon for $1.00 off that I got from the Nov. 4th Sunday paper Smart Source. So, I only paid $.25. But, after paying, CVS gave me back the full $1.25 in Extrabucks. I made the amount of the coupon, which was $1.00! 

I also did this with the Children’s Advil Suspension Drops. They were $2.37 and I had a $1.00 off coupon from here. After the coupon, I paid $1.37 but got back $2.37 in Extrabucks. There were other moneymakers, such as the Command Hooks (sale for $.99; use $1 coupon to make them free but get back $.99). However, I either couldn’t find them in the store or they were already sold out. The clerk told me that people were there at 12:01 a.m.! Apparently, I arrived “late” at 7:30 a.m., lol….

Although some things were out, they had plenty of the Sparkle Paper Towel single rolls, the Hot Wheels Die Cast Cars, Powerade, Carmex Lip Balm, and Children’s Advil 1 oz. 

You have until Wednesday night, November 21st to buy these deals. If items are out when you go, either get a raincheck (you’ll get the sale price but will not earn an Extrabuck) or try back since they will be getting more items in.
Take a look at pages 2, 3 and 24 of the CVS flyer. Anything that has the big red FREE box on it means that it will be free after you pay and you can STILL use a coupon on them, too!
See the ad in your Sunday paper or 
click above to see the ad at cvs.com. Pages 2, 3 and 24 are the pages with all the free items.


Thanks to San Antonio Budget Examiner for first tipping me off to the sale and for some ideas of deals I could do!

Star News vs. News and Observer


Good morning!

Today the Star News still had not arrived on my end of town by 9 a.m. (I tried two different places). So, I will go ahead and type a list of all the coupons that came in the Raleigh News and Observer so that you can decide if you’d like to go get it.

There was one Smart Source insert in the Raleigh paper today.

Raleigh Smart Source:

Honeybaked Ham Store, Moe’s Restaurant Coupons, Cold Stone Creamery Restaurant, Classico Pasta Sauce, Chinet Bakeware Baking Pans, Johnsonville Italian Sausage, Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands Sweet Rolls, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Pillsbury Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts, Pillsbury Grands or Grands Jr., Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes, Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, Bisquick Shake n Pour Baking or Pancake Mix, Progresso Panko Bread Crumbs, Wonderful Almond Accents, Sister Schuberts Rolls, Wonderful Almonds, Smart Balance Spreadable Butter or Blended Butter Sticks, Smart Balance Milk, Mrs. Smith’s or Edwards Pie, Cottonelle Toilet Paper, Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes, Dentek Dental Guard, Purina Dog Food Bags, Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons, Depend Guards for Men, Depends Products, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Hershey’s Nuggets, Hershey’s Miniatures, Rolo, York or Hershey’s Bliss, Bailey’s Coffee Creamer, Rubbermaid Take Alongs, Bob Evans Sides, Torani Coffeehouse, DiamondClean Flexcare Rechargeable Toothbrush, Phillips Sonicare Rechargeable Toothbrush or Phillips Sonicare Airfloss, Phillips Sonicare Brush Heads or Phillips Sonicare Essence or Xtreme Toothbrush, Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit, Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser Starter Kit, Finish Quantum, Finish Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs, Yardley Shower Gel, Sea Minerals Bar, Mongo Cream Bar, Finesse Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aid, Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies, Mt. Olive Pickles, Peppers or Relish, Chuck E Cheese Coupons, Prevacid, Excedrin Migraine, Bissel Carpet Cleaning Machine, Brut, Sure Deoderant


Turkey Talk


With Thanksgiving a week away, I wanted to post about turkey deals for those of you who still need to get a turkey. After reviewing the ads for the three main grocery stores in our area (Southeastern NC), it appears that you will get the best deal on turkey at either Food Lion or Lowes Foods. 

If you prefer Butterball turkeys, there is a $3.00 off a Butterball turkey coupon that you can use to get a great deal on Butterball turkey, too.


You get the best deal when you buy a frozen turkey so let’s start with frozen turkey prices.

Frozen Turkey Prices 
Lowes Foods- Pay only $.47 per pound for a House of Raeford turkey when you spend $35 in the store (frozen turkey only)

Food Lion- Pay only $.47 per pound for a Jennie-O turkey when you spend $35 in the store (frozen turkey only)

Butterball Frozen Turkeys- $.87 per pound at Lowes Foods and $.99 per pound at Food Lion - Printable Coupon for $3 off

Harris Teeter also has Harris Teeter brand Frozen Turkeys for $.99 per pound, but for that price you could get a Butterball frozen Turkey at Lowes or Food Lion.

As you can see, the best deal if you need additional groceries is to get your turkey at Lowes or Food Lion. 

However, if you do not need to spend $35 additional dollars, a Butterball turkey from Lowes Foods is the next best deal, plus here is a coupon for $3 off a Butterball turkey when you buy 4 Green Giant Veggies, 4 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, 4 Betty Crocker Stuffing boxes or 4 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes. The veggies might be a good choice since they are currently on sale at Lowes Foods for B2G3 free and you could then use the $3 off coupon on your $.87 per pound turkey!

Keep in mind, though, that you have to pull a frozen turkey out to thaw in your refrigerator 2-4 days before Thanksgiving or else you’ll be in a bind trying to de-thaw it at the last minute. Recommendation is to thaw for 1 day for every 5 pounds of turkey, so a 20 pound turkey would need to thaw approximately 4 days. Read other turkey safety and cooking tips here, courtesy of the federal food safety website.

Fresh Turkey Prices

Should you wait until the last minute, you may end up needing to buy a fresh turkey. I am not implying that the frozen turkeys are not fresh or new. In this case, fresh simply means, “already thawed.” Fresh turkeys are more expensive than thawed turkeys since they are ready-to-cook and require no additional thawing.

Harris Teeter- Harris Teeter Brand for $1.29 per pound
Lowes Foods- Butterball Fresh Turkey for $1.37 per pound
Food Lion- Jennie-O brand for $1.39 per pound

So, it appears that the best place to get a fresh turkey would be Harris Teeter for $1.29 per pound OR to go to Lowes Foods and use this coupon for $3 off a Butterball turkey.

Other Thanksgiving Deal Prices:


Food Lion:
Buy 6 cans of Green Giant Canned Veggies for $.69 each and get French’s Fried Onions and Cream of Mushroom Soup FREE *There is also a $1 off coupon for the Onions, so total spent is $3.14 for everything
Bonus coupon in sales flyer this week only for $5 off $30 or more in party trays, good through Jan. 1st (cut and save for later)
Harris Teeter:
Lots of B1G1 free on McCormick Seasoning, Spices and Gravy Mix
B1G1 Free Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pies and Cream of Chicken Soups
Sister Schubert’s Rolls for only $1 (after using a $.75 coupon that doubles)
Stove Top Stuffing only $.49 each (after $1.00 printable coupon)
Coke Product 12 pack cans- Buy 2 get 3 free (comes out to $2.55 each, although they are $2.50 each at CVS)
Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soups only $.35 each when you buy 3 and use the $.40 off 3 coupon printed online
Lowes Foods:
Betty Crocker Potatoes are only $.50 a box when you buy 2 and use $.50 off 2 coupon
Sweet Potatoes are $.27 per pound (for those who want to make a pie from scratch)!
Dixie Light Brown Sugar is only $.35 after coupon or $.10 at Lowes Foods Leland
Cool Whip is only $.49 after $1.00 off coupon when you buy 2

What Thanksgiving deals do you see?

Remember that these prices are good through Thanksgiving Day, on Thursday night. The weekly ad is always extended two days during the week of Thanksgiving.


Children’s Advil Moneymaker at CVS!


I love it when you can make money buying items you need. That is going to happen starting this Sunday at CVS.

In the ad preview, CVS shows that Children’s Advil will be $2.37 at CVS starting Sunday, Nov. 18th. Use this coupon to pay only $.87. After paying, you will get back $2.37 in Extrabucks attached to the bottom of your receipt! That means you will have MADE $1.50 from buying the Children’s Advil. Love it!

As a side note, CVS is having a crazy sale starting Sunday. On the second and third page of their upcoming ad preview, which you can view at www.cvs.com, there are a ton of freebies that CVS is giving out. All the products are free after they give you back your Extrabucks rewards.

My plan is to use my $10 Extrabucks that I earned from doing the diaper deal this week to pay for all the sale items so that I don’t have to pay out of pocket. CVS will then give me back the full amount that I paid in Extrabucks, so I can use those Extrabucks to buy something else.

Thank you to Debt Free Through Spending for the heads up!

Print THIS COUPON for Children’s Advil and save it in your binder to be prepared for the deal on Sunday!


Pampers Diapers only $4.66 at CVS!


Pampers Diapers are a great deal this week at CVS, especially if you can use coupons. Even without coupons, they are worth buying, but the coupons make it an even sweeter deal.

Buy:

3 Pampers Diapers (Swaddlers, Baby Dry, Cruisers) for $10 each

Use 3 coupons for $2.00 off (from the November P&G Insert)

You’ll Pay: $24 plus tax

After paying, attached to the bottom of your receipt, you’ll get back $10 in Extrabucks to spend on a future purchase at CVS!

Counting the Extrabucks, you paid only $14 for 3 packs of diapers, which is $4.66 each. That is a really good deal.

You must buy 3 packs to earn the Extrabucks.

Even if you don’t have the $2 off coupons, if you buy 3 packs it still comes out to $6.66 per pack which is a pretty good price. I’ve seen better but I’ve definitely seen worse!

You have through Saturday night to do this deal at CVS!

*Update- there is a new Huggies coupon that you can print to make the deal even more awesome if you like Huggies diapers. I believe they come out to be $3.67 per pack. Click here for the details on that.

Star News vs. News and Observer

Good morning! This morning both the Raleigh News and Observer and the Wilmington Star News had two coupon booklets- a Red Plum Booklet and a Smart Source Booklet.

As usual Raleigh (black and blue ink) did have more of a variety of coupons but there were a few that only Wilmington had (red print).

See the full list below:

Smart Source Coupons:
Key: Black: Raleigh Only, Red: Wilmington Only, Blue: Both Raleigh and Wilmington

Red Lobster Restaurant, SuperCuts, Pillsbury Pie Crusts, Chex, Pillsbury Cookies, Biscuits, Rolls, Yoplait, Yoplait Kids Yogurts, Yoplait Greek Yogurt, Hamburger Helper, Progresso Soups, Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, Boston Market Restaurant Coupons, Carvel Ice Cream Cakes, POM Juice, Pyrex Wares, Neese’s Hickory Smoked Bacon, Liver Pudding, Sausage and Neese’s Products, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Baking Chips, Kraft Mayo, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations, Land O Lakes Half and Half, International Delight Coffee Creamer Singles, International Delight Pints or Quarts, Silk Seasonal Products, Silk Quarts, Hormel Sandwich Makers, Hormel Chicken Breast, Hormel Party Tray, Hormel Chili, Hormel Compleats, Edge Shave Gels, Skintimate Shave Gels, Halo Products, Rug Doctor Machine Rental, Gold Bond Products, Poise Products, Beneful Brand Dog Food, Goody’s, BC Powder, Reynold’s Wrap Foil, Reynold’s Turkey Size Oven Bags, Butterball Turkey Rebate, Eggland’s Best, Smithfield Ham, Bubble Wrap, Olay Age Defying, Olay Facial Moisturizer or Facial Cleanser, Easy-Off Oven Cleanser, Lime-a-way, Glass Plus, Mop n Glo, Old English, Air Wick Candles, Air Wick Freshmatic Refill, Air Wick Scented Reed Diffuser, Chinet Napkins, Breakstone’s Sour Cream, Planters Nuts, Toblerone, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Nabisco Cracker Products, Cool Whip Frosting, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Gevalia Coffee, Mueller’s Noodles, Velveeta Cheese Blocks, Splenda, Nectresse, Dog Joy Treats, Head and Shoulders, Colgate Kids Toothpaste, Colgate Kids Toothbrushes, Colgate Toothpaste and Mouthwash, Alouette Soft Spreadable Cheese, Alouette Crumbled Cheese, Alouette Brie Cheese, Aloutte Portions Cheese, Ziploc Brand Bags, Ziploc Brand Containers, Ziploc Slider Bags, House Autry Cornbread or Biscuit Mixes, LouAna Products, Pioneer Gravy, Pioneer Meatloaf, Tabasco Sauce, Allegra Allergy, Pur Luv Sizzlin Strips, Pur Luv Dog Treats, Clairol, Wholly Guacamole/Fresh Beef Coupon, Wholly Guacamole, Marie Calendars Dessert Pie, Redi Whip, Blistex Lip Care Products, Goody’s, BC Powder,

Red Plum Coupons:
Key: Black: Raleigh Only, Red: Wilmington Only, Blue: Both Raleigh and Wilmington

Hellmann’s, Skippy, Country Crock/I Can’t Beleive it’s Not Butter, Knorr Homestyle Stock, Knorr Recipe Sauce/Gravy Mix, Lipton Tea, Caress Products, Axe Shower gel, Vaseline Lotion, Degree Deoderant, Lipton Cup a Soup, Lipton Recipe Secrets, Loreal Paris Lip Products, Loreal Paris Skincare, Mars Holiday Products, Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener, Renuzit Fresh Accents Air Freshener, 9 Lives Cat Food, Sunlight Cleaning Products, Kibbles n Bits, Uncle Ben’s Stuffing, Hefty Slider Bags, Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade, Welch’s Sparkling Juice, Family Buffet Entrees, Dimetapp, Advil Congestion Relief, Centrum Multivitamins (various), IHOP Syrup, Kelloggs Cereals, Keebler Crackers, Keebler Ready Crust, Rhodes Bread or Rolls, Warm-N-Serv Rolls, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Sandwich Products, Nestle Purified Water Multipacks, Nestle Pure Life Water, Pringles Super Stack Cans, Pringles Snack Stacks, Southern Living Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, All Laundry Detergent, TUMS, Newman’s Own Organics K-Cup, Newman’s Own Organics Coffee Variety 10 oz bag, Heluva Good Sour Cream Dip, Immaculate Baking Products, Ricola Dual Action Cough Drops, Citrucel Fiber Therapy, Morton Kosher Salt, Sea Salt Grinder, or Mediterranean Fine or Coarse Sea Salt, Sparkle Paper Towels, Derma Silk Full Size Product, Angel Soft Bath Tissue, Honeybaked Ham Store Coupons, People Magazine

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Veteran’s Day Freebies 2012



As we approach Veteran’s day weekend, I wanted to post like I did last year and share a list of restaurants/businesses that are offering freebies to active and retired military. 

I live in Wilmington, NC and below is a list of local chains that are offering freebies. Keep in mind to verify with your local chain before going in to make sure the details are correct and that they are participating.

Sunday, November 11th

Applebees- Free meal from special Veteran’s Day Menu
Olive Garden- Free meal from special Veteran’s Day Menu
Chilis- Free meal from special Veteran’s Day Menu and discount dessert
Krispy Kreme- Free small coffee and donut
Longhorn Steakhouse- Free Texas Tonion and drink
Great American Cookies- Free Cookie
Harris Teeter- 11% off total bill
Food Lion- 12% off total bill


Monday, November 12th

TGI Fridays- Free lunch from 11-2 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse-  Free lunch from special Veteran’s Day Menu
Red Robin- Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Fries
Denny’s- Free all you can eat pancakes from 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.
On the Border- Free Entree from Nov. 12th-30th (get certificate to redeem) 

Little Caesars- Free Crazy Bread
Hooters- Ten Free Wings with Drink Purchase

Golden Corral- Free Dinner from 4- 9 p.m.

Both Sunday and Monday, November 11th and 12th

Outback Steakhouse- Sunday or Monday, Nov. 11th or 12th- Free bloomin’ onion and coke plus 10% off total meal

You can see the full details from this article on about.com and the Military Wallet website. They list even more restaurants (for other parts of the country).

Please pass this along to any active or retired military that you know. If you yourself are active or retired military, I hope you have a chance to take advantage of some of these generous offers. You’ve earned it!

Leave me a comment if I’ve missed one.