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Thursday, September 25, 2008

What Happens in Vegas....

......Save in Vegas using Grocerysmarts!

If you live in the Las Vegas area you are in luck! If you would like to learn how to use the Grocerysmarts website or host a class please contact Colette Bomsta at (702)948-7200.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sugar, Sugar

At a class last week a discussion was started about pantry staples on sale and if Grocerysmarts can help those who cook from scratch. One of the products mentioned was sugar. It was discussed if or even how using coupons or the website would help get a good a deal on such staples. Well, I was very pleased to see this great deal on sugar at Albertson's this week.

C&H granulated sugar 5 lb. on sale for $2.50 use this special to get the best price of $1.75, Save $3 instantly when you for every $10 you spend on participating items. Mix or Match.
then use this coupon: C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 (10-31-08) RP-8/17
Your bottom line would then be $1.40 for 5 lbs.

If you had 5 coupons you then could buy 25 lbs. for $7!

I thought that was an awesome deal and worth mentioning. See you can use Grocerysmarts and coupons for more than just prepared foods!

Did you know that sugar is a necessary item for your long term food storage?
It is recommended that you store 39 lbs of granulated sugar per person in your household. Sugar will keep two or more years at room temperature. It's often used as a preservative, so it's no wonder that it lasts a long time. Store it in an airtight container to prevent it from hardening and clumping.

If you don't know what your family's long term needs are, I suggest you visit this awesome post from FoodStorageMadeEasy.net be sure to watch the video it is very helpful!

Freebies 9/24-9/30

It has forever since I have done this post. Sorry! Here is a list of possible free items for the week.

"Powerade ZERO" 32 oz. Limit: 6 on sale for .69
Use coupon: Powerade or Powerade Zero, 20 or 32 oz. bottle .75/1 (10-31-08) SS-6/8 and SS-7/13

Muir Glen tomatoes on sale for 1.00
Use coupon: $1/1 printable coupons at this link

Nabisco snack crackers 7-10 oz.
With in-ad coupon and $25 purchase.

Duncan Hines "Carrot" cake mix 18.25-18.5 oz. (**Careful, we're not sure if "Carrot cake" is included in the sale!) on sale for $1 or when you spend $10 on specified items you get a $3 discount making the price .70
Use coupon: $1/1 printable at this link.

Ken's Lite Accents 7 oz. on sale for 2.00 or save $3 instantly when you for every $10 you spend on participating items making price $1.40
Use coupon: Ken’s Lite Accents Salad Dressing Spray, any 7 oz. $2/1 (9-30-08) SS-8/3
Zone Perfect Power bars on sale for $1.00
Use coupon: ZonePerfect, any single bar or multi-count box $1/1 (10-31-08) SS2-9/7

Powerade Drinks 32 oz. Limit: 6 on sale for .69
Use coupon: Powerade or Powerade Zero, 20 or 32 oz. bottle .75/1 (10-31-08) SS-6/8 and SS-7/13

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What Do You Think?

I've been reading my coupons and there is one little tinsy sentence that has me thinking deeply as I try to use and encourage you all to use coupons ethically and lawfully. Tell me what you think about this sentence commonly found on most coupons.

"Void if altered, copied, sold, purchased, transferred, exchanged........"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Best Week Ever!

I wanted to post our Best Week Ever!! I probably need to add so far, as it has only been since March that I have been shopping using Grocery Smarts.

2 Home Erasers @ $1.19 each, 5 Clorox Wipes FREE, 6 409 cleaners @ $2 each, 3 Clorox bleach FREE, 7 Quaker Simple Harvest oatmeal's @ $.50 each, 20 Quaker Instant oatmeal's @ $.50 each, 3 Quaker Oatmeal To Go Bars @ $.95 each, 4 Purina Wholesome Medley dog food 7.5 lbs @ $3.99 each, 2 Clorox hard surface cleaners @ $1.25 each, 1 Cantaloupe $1.30, Green Beans $1.46

Total Spent $50.33

Total Saved $188.58

As you can see I am NOT the one who bought ALL the Electrasol before 6 am on Wednesday morning!

And NO we will not be eating oatmeal for every meal for the next year. That is what I love about this awesome way to shop. I stock up on things that our family WILL eat when they are at the most awesome price, that way we will have them around until they go on sale again. By using multiple coupons (see my side bar for multiple coupon offers) I am able to stock up on tons of food which allows enough for consumption AND food storage.

FYI: Manufacturers generally put products on sale once every three months and they usually put a coupon out about a month before the sale.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Helping Others

Coupon Moms are joining together to help orphans!
Did you know you can help orphans simply by shopping at Albertsons?! A fellow bargain-hunting-coupon-loving mom co-founded One Heart Bulgaria , an organization in aid of 22 Bulgarian orphanages. Bulgaria is a little-known country with one of the highest orphan rates in all of Europe. You can help support this effort and the Bulgarian orphans simply by registering your Albertsons Preferred Savings Card under One Heart Bulgaria. Once you do this, Albertsons will donate 4% of your eligible savings to One Heart Bulgaria in addition to giving you your own usual discounts and savings. It only takes a few minutes, here's what you do:

1.) Go to: https://shop.albertsons.com/eCommerceWeb/CommunityAction.do?action=beginCommunity (or copy and paste into your browser)

2.) click on the "Albertsons community partners" logo on the right hand side

3.) select the "shoppers" option

3.) login by using your preferred card number and the phone number your card is registered under

4.) click on "my account" on the right side of the page

5.) enter the ID # 49001013666 and select "add a partner"

Now, in this small way, whenever you buy food for yourself you will also be putting food in the belly of an orphan and love in their hearts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Win Win

Box Top Sale at Albertsons this week is a win win situation. You save money on products you and your family will use and your schools earn cash! Here is how it works:

-Save $5 instantly when you buy ANY 10 participating General Mills Products PLUS earn 20 Bonus Box Tops for Education that print out on a store certificate.

-Get $5 off your next shopping trip when you buy $20 worth of participating Kimberly-Clark Products, coupon and Box Top Certificate will print at check out.

When looking at the items on sale always remember that it is not a good idea to stock up on 3 star or less items.

Here is what we got today:

10 Sun Maid Raisin 6 pack @$.50 each (RC), 5 Totino Pizza rolls @ $.50 each (RC), 4 Hormel Compleats @ $1.50 each, 6 Old El Paso Enchilada sauce @ $.50 each, 6 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls-Variety- @$.50 each, 6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls @ $.50 each, 3 Betty Crocker Muffin Mix @ $1.05 each. 4 Nature Valley Granola Bars @ $.90 each, 6 General Mills cereal @ $1 Each, 1 Scott Bath Tissue FREE, 1 Real Living Magazine (a girls got to read!) $4.95, 7 Dove Extra Hold Hairspray FREE, 1 Portfolio folder $.10, 1 Lbs sliced Pepper Jack cheese $3.45, 1 Lbs sliced Marble Jack cheese $3.35

Total Spent: $51.82

Total Saved $129.86

Making my day happy PRICELESS!

To learn more about Box Tops and how they help your childs schools go to this website.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Last Minute Shopping

Today I went out for some last minute shopping before the sales change tomorrow. (The stores where getting ready for the new sale tomorrow and I can't wait to see what the red star items will be Click Here for a sneak peek!)

4 Hormel Compleats @ $1.50 each, 8 Scott Bath Tissue FREE, 3 Smart Rinse Listerine @ $2.50 each

Total Spent: $12.95

Total Saved: $32.03