Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Post Cereal $0.17!!!

This week at Albertsons Post Cereal is on sale for $1.57 a box when you buy 2. As I was browsing through the Pinching Your Pennies website I noticed that when you buy 5 boxes you get a catalina printout for $5 on your next visit (this is not on the grocerysmarts website). There were also $1/2 Post cereal coupons in the 3/1 and 3/29 SmartSource inserts.

So this is how it breaks down...

Buy 5 boxes of Post cereal (select varieties only)
Use 2 $1/2 coupons
Spend $6.35 plus tax out of pocket
Get a $5 catalina back
$0.17 per box of cereal after the sale, coupons, and catalina!

The best news? You can roll this deal multiple times. Meaning, you can use the $5 catalina you earn on your first order, to go back and buy five more boxes of cereal at this price. This will make your out-of-pocket expense even lower and you'll get back another $5 catalina!


If you haven't already done it, log onto upromise.com and register your Fresh Values and Preferred Store cards. Everytime you use these cards, Upromise donates a certain portion to a college savings account for your children! It's so easy! So log on ASAP and register your cards!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Albertsons Preview for 4/1 - 4/7

Click HERE for a preview to Albertsons sale starting Wednesday.
It looks pretty good! I see lots of great savings!!!

Smiths for your Perishables!

Smiths has great prices on perishbles this week. If you need them, run to Smiths before Wednesday to get these great deals!
$1.00 - Large dozen eggs
$1.49 - Gallon of Milk
$1.00 - Smiths Bread
$1.00 - Cottage Cheese
Plus stock up on all the 5-star Quaker deals!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

This weeks coupons are loaded with savings!

This morning I decided to add up all the coupons in the Red Plum and Smart Source. I was amazed how many awesome coupons we got! All together it came to $117.55 worth of coupons! Wow! (That is not counting any restaurant coupons, just manufactured!) Then I went back through them and added up the ones I would use. It came to $43.64! Not bad considering I paid a measily $1.00 for it!
I hope I get some more people entering our contest this week, cause so far only 2 people have emailed me! This will be an easy $10.00 to win for one of them!
Come on gals! Let's give them some competition!
Buy at least 30 items, email me a pic of your goods, and your receipt! It's that easy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Get your free $30.00 now!

My favorite buy this week was my Albertsons gift card. Spend $300.00 on a gift card from now until April 15th and they'll add an extra $30.00 on top of it for free! I know it's hard to come up with all that money up front, but if you can do it, I would definitely recommend it. Then you use your gift card for all your Albertsons shopping!
What an easy way to save!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Okay people, I've decided to announce my first...
grocery shopping challenge!
There's a $10.00 gift certificate to Albertsons or Wal-mart for the person that saves the most on this weeks sales! You can shop at any grocery store on the grocerysmarts list (besides walmart). This will be fun and motivate us to really plan our shopping lists out skillfully.

Below is what each contestant needs to do...

-Must buy at least 30 items.
-Take a picture of your items.
-Take a picture of your receipt showing
what you paid and what you saved.
(make sure this is legible)
-Tell me what was your favorite buy!
-Email it all to me at jodigardner@yahoo.com

* Remember this is just for this weeks sale from 3/25-3/31.
The winner will be posted on the blog Wednesday 2/1!
Good Luck!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Preview Albertsons sale!

Click HERE for those who cannot wait! Pinching your pennies has put together Albertsons list for this Wednesday's sale (3/25-3/31). So click on the link and get your list ready for the week! Stay tuned for a shopping challenge that I'll post soon!
Happy Shopping!

Double Coupons insert for Albertsons

Did you see the Double Coupons in this Sundays paper? We each get 4 double coupons per paper! Just remember these doubles are only good til tomorrow (3-24) so get to Albies quick! I get 6 papers so I will try to get there a few times to use as many as I can because the coupon says "4 coupons per family per shopping trip" Or you just have to be creative! Good Luck!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Good Read!

I wanted to refer this book to anyone who is serious about GrocerySmarts shopping! It is fabulous! Teri Gault founded the "Grocery Game' which is a nationwide website just like Grocerysmarts except it has a monthly cost to use. She teaches you everything you need to know and more on grocery shopping! Try this link to AMAZON to get a great price on the book for only $11.69. It's definitely worth every penny!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tip of the Day!

The squeaky wheel gets the oil!
That's how we get our way, eventually. Ladies, we need to let these stores know when we are disappointed or happy with them. The times I complain to a manager about the lack of their merchandise, or a grumpy cashier that was rude, it is heard. When you complain, make sure to complain to a manager. Nobody else has the authority to help or please you like they do. They want our business and want us to be happy. If you can't do it right there at the store when it happens, just email them. Go to the stores website, i.e. albertsons.com and go to contact us. The few times i have emailed them they have sent me something to make up for my troubles.
It's worth is people, let's squeak!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Albertsons Sale this week!

Okay, my trip wasn't as great as last weeks, but that's how it goes in this grocery game. Some weeks are phenominal, and some are just so so. But sales are all in the eye of the beholder. One weeks sale might be awesome for one and not for another.
We all buy different things! That is the beauty of it!
My favorite buy this week would have to be the Wheat Thins. My family loves them and they only cost .50! But I am definitely going back for the EVOO (as Rachael Ray would call it) The Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil is on sale for 11.99 for 101 oz. That is a huge bottle! I also had to buy a few perishables this trip and that always bumps your tab up. So here's my breakdown...
$194.58 Total Value of Purchase
$ 70.73 Total Spent
$123.85 Total Saved!
63% Overall Savings!!!
Anytime I am over 50% in my overall savings, I am happy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Walgreens! Use your $5.00 Huggies coupons!

Well, its official...I am fanatical about saving money! This morning my neighbor and i got up at 6:00 am to hit Walgreens. We went on Monday morning but of course somebody wiped them out. So, hearing they were stocking up again, we didn't want to miss out. Combining our $5.00 off coupon on Huggies and the Register Rewards we saved a ton. I also used coupons on Fructis to get them for...FREE! We love Free! Anyway, here is my breakdown

2 packages of Huggies
1 package of Scott Toilet Paper (12 rolls)
10 bottles of Fructis styling products
Total Retail Price $57.00
Total R.R. $10.00
Total in store coupons $20.00
Total Mfg. coupons $21.00
Total Price I paid $ 6.00!!!
89% Total Savings!!!

Ladies, I paid $6.00 plus tax for everything you see here!!!!
So I would say it was worth the early morning venture

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Watch for MORE savings in the mail!

Usually opening my mailbox is nothing exciting, but not today! I found a book of coupons from Smiths smiling back at me! Ladies, this is why we use our fresh value and preferred cards. I found over $20.00 worth of coupons for beauty products, etc. so check your mail today!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Albertsons Sale for March 11th-17th

Click HERE for a preview of next sale.
It's for those of us who cannot wait!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8th Coupons!

I wanted to have these posted first thing this morning but with daylight savings time and gum in my daughters hair, this is the best I could do. Here are today's Coupons.
One Smart Source and One Red Plum.

Friday, March 6, 2009

$5.00 off Huggies!

Print them while you can in Group A while they last. I know I preach to never use coupons without being on sale, but this is a good one!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Albertsons shopping trip this week!

Shopping today was a pleasant surprise. At first i wasn't too excited about this weeks sale but i did need quite a few things on the list. My favorite purchase was the o.b.tampons (40 count) for .51 cents! What a steal! I found everything in stock! I also mentioned to Mike, the store manager, that i was impressed with their stock. He told me they have really been working on it! Yeah!!! I tell him that my biggest complaint from ladies is when they're out of sales items. Keep complaining ladies, they're listening!
Anyway here's my breakdown for this weeks shopping trip...

$184.27 Total Value of Purchase
$ 52.11 Total Spent
$132.16 Total Saved!!!
71% Overall savings!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Incentives for Hostessing!

Earn a $10 gift card to Albertsons or Walmart for hosting and getting 8 or more moms to attend.

Earn the $10.00 gift card PLUS an invitation for you and a friend to attend my Advanced Couponing Class for getting 12 or more moms to attend. This class will launch you into a whole new level of savings ~ I teach you how to shop Target and Walgreens and how following a few more tips and tricks will increase your savings even more. Did you know you can get beer rebates in Utah without actually buying beer? I'll show you in this class!

Earn a $20 gift card if 20 or more moms attend AND earn an extra invitation for a second friend to join you at the Advanced Couponing Class! (Hint...combine classes with some friends)

*I'm happy to teach classes for church groups at a church, but the above incentives do not apply.

To get on my schedule call or email me today!

This weeks papers!

This Sunday we got the Red Plum, Smart Source, and the Proctor and Gamble magazines. If you did not get all three, please call your paper asap! Sometimes they will fix the problem that day if you call early on. If not just make sure you complain to your paper that there was a delivery mistake, if they don't have extra coupons to bring you, they will add an extra week on to your subscriptions plan for free.

Shopping at TARGET!!!

This is the stuff I teach in my advanced coupon class. Target shopping! I went Saturday (last day of their sale) and got a few things that were a great deal! Here is my Breakdown...

Venus Razors.$7.99 reg.price
buy 2 get $5.00 gift card
used $3 target coupon on each
used $2 manf. coupon on each
Final price .49

Goldfish $1.89 reg. price
used $1 target coupon on each
Final price .89

$43.30 -Total retail price
$ 7.30 - Total spent
$ 36.00 - Total SAVED!
83% overall savings!