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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Old Navy Coupon Hunt

It is up! Here is your link Oldnavyweekly

$10 off $50 - Click the popcorn repeatedly
30% off- Move Josh's head to the empty supermodelquin.
$5 off the purchase of a swimsuit- Click on Heather's orange shirt
$5 off WYB adult and kid shorts- click on the dogs frisbee
$5 off $25- Take the blue umbrella and stick behind the blond girls ear, in the same photo!
$75 off $100- GONE! You had to answer a quiz that would come up on the right column. Answers were Wesley, Wilma's Wearables and Barker. Like it matter's now! Just thought you might like to know?

Free Events This Weekend: Sat May 2nd

Home Depot: FREE kids workshop 9am - noon at all Home Depot locations! Build a wheel barrow.

Michaels: Kids Craft Workshop 10 am -1 pm Locations here

Free Comic Book Day: Check to see if your local store is participating

Craft Warehouse: National Scrapbooking Day. Free make and take, Door Prizes, giveaways and a 40% off coupon! Locations here Thanks Julee

RC Willey: Parking lot sale. 8 am - 4 pm. This always seems to be a great sale. Be sure to arrive early to get what you want. We usually check out the preview Friday evening. Not sure if this is at all locations.

Locals only
Expo Idaho: 10 am - 6 pm
Family Fun Pet Expo: Bring the kids to pet the animals
Idaho Sampler Show: Lots of free samples and giveaways including $50 in free books from Usborn!
Thanks to our Fabuless Friend Sharee you can get in for FREE!
Just click here to print the coupons!
I love this kind of event. Remember to bring your address label stickers to easily fill out giveaway forms!

Historic Bown house: Free tours 1-4 pm details here

Cinco De Mayo-Celebration of culture: 12- 8 pm
At the Sky Ranch Business Park off of HWY 20-26 off Smeed Parkway on Skyway Dr. Caldwell
Filled with food vendors, information booths, Mariachi Band, fun activities for kids and an appearance from Dora!

Shopko $10 off Coupon

Get a coupon for $10 off of a $50 purchase at Shopko. Now through May 9th!

Thanks Heather you are Fabuless!

New Coupons in the Bar and Albies Match-ups!

Need a review on how to use the coupon bar?

Use the .75/1 Fresh Express from the coupon bar
Salad $0.75

Get the new Sierra Mist BOGO Coupon in the bar

Use $1/1 Kelloggs coupon from our coupon bar.
There are 7 different varites in the bar.
Specail K
Froot Loops
Frosted Flakes
Raisin Bran
Apple Jacks
Rice Krispies

Remember the free movie ticket deal Amber told you about goes until 5/6.

There are also $1 off peelies in some stores. One of the managers at the 12th/Greenhurst store was passing them out to use on the Rice Krispie Treats. They are now gone, but other stores may have these so keep an eye out or ask your manager!

Buy 10 Kelloggs participating items get 2 movie tickets!

We Love Dave Ramsey

Did you know that we LOVE Dave Ramsey? Well we do. I thought you might like to watch this video. He covers a lot of topics from his book, "Total Money Makeover." Great information on this video. Dave is funny and give excellent tips. I promise if you listen you will not regret it!

Check out his $10 Books, CDs, DVDs, Software and more!

Locals only: Listen to Dave's radio show on 580 KIDO from 6-9 pm.

Out of State Readers: go here to find a station near you.

Listen live from his website. He's on from noon to 3:00 MST.

Get a Free Dave Ramsey Show download.

Live like no one else so you can live like no one else! ~Dave Ramsey

Thanks Money Saving Mom for the video link!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pauls - 4/29-5/5

Pauls has some pretty good stuff worth mentioning this week! You can also view their circular here.

The ad says these are 4/$9 which would have been awesome, but it was a misprint! Dang!

California Kitchen Pizza 2/$9
$2/1 from coupons.com OR
$1.50 from coupons.com (I hope you printed these when we told you about them, they may be gone!)
Final Price: $1.80 - $3.00 each!

DiGiorno (this is also a part of the CKP deal) 2/$9
$1.25/1 from coupons.com
Final Price: $3.25 each!

1/2 Flat of Strawberries (about 4 pounds) $4.79 (this is cheaper than Albertsons or Costco right now!)

Roma Tomatoes $.88/lb

Meadow Gold Sour Cream (16 oz) $.98

Lean Ground Beef $1.69/lb This is a stock up price on ground beef. At this price I usually buy 2 large packages and freeze it in 1 lb portions in freezer bags. Paul's ground beef is grain fed and local. We always like it! ~Monica

Pineapple $.97/lb

Broccoli $.88/lb

Fuji Apples $.88/lb

And if you have some Price Cutter Points to redeem, you can get the following:

Jiffy Muffin Mix $.33 (with 3 point redemption)

Yoplait Yogurt $.33 (with 6 point redemption)

1 Doz Eggs .$98 (with 5 point redemption)

Find your nearest location here - sorry, this one is just for our FABULESS Treasure Valley readers!

Lunch Break Albies Run (diaper deal)

Today on my lunch break I went to Albies with my Fabuless friend and co-worker Katie.
I always try to get her to come with me so can have a coupon buddy!
Her total for these items was less than $25!

1st Transaction

P&G promo: Save $5 on your next purchase when you spend $20 or more on participating P&G products.

P&G Smart Saver: Earn a coupon to save an additional $3 when you purchase 3 participating items from the $5/$20 promo.

Pampers Cruisers Big Pack diapers 60-96 ct. 19.99
Used $1.50 coupon I got in the mail

2 cans of Pringles $1.50
Used $1/2 04/05 PG Expires 4/30/2009

Total- $20.49+tax

Received $5 and $3 Catalinas

2nd Transaction

2 Fruit by the Foot 10/$10
Used .75/2

Quaker Quakes $1.00
Used $1/1 RP-3/29

American Beauty pasta $0.88
Used in-ad store coupon

Hunt's spaghetti sauce $0.88
Used in-ad store coupon.

Mission medium flour tortillas $0.97
Used in-ad store coupon.
You could use this $1 off to get them free. Sign up required

Total- $9.72 Paid with Catalinas $5, $3 = $1.72+tax

Good Job Katie! Thanks for shopping with me.

Here is what I learned today....
I bought the Dannon Yogurt today. 20/$10

Save $2 instantly when you spend $10 on participating Dannon products

Used 3 buy 6 get 1 free blinkie coupons

Yogurt .33 each

Peeled open one tonight to feed to my son and found a .75 off a six pack coupon! Wahoo!

Do you realize with those catalina's and a $1 off coupon it makes the diapers $10.99 for a 60-96 ct. That works out to be .11-.18 depending on the size you buy! This is a great deal on diapers!

Albertsons Doubler Ideas

Remember way back when, when we told you about the "special deal" from Albertsons, just for PYP members? If you were one of the first 5000, you should have received something like this in the mail:

Well, pull it out if it's buried somewhere (I sure hope not because you've already missed on some great savings!) because there are two "double coupons" you can use this sale week!

Here are some ideas of how to use these two doublers this week:

Nabisco Oreos $2
$1/2: Link
Final price: 2 for $2

Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $1
.35/1 SS-2/1
Final price: $.30

Pompeian olive oil 16 oz. $4.99
$1/1here: Link
Final price: $2.99

Scott Extra Soft bath tissue--everyday price $2.15
$1/1 (5-10-09) SS-3/29
Final price: $.15

Tree Top Apple or Grape Juice 3 pack $1
$1/2 SS-3/29
Final price: 2 for free!

Tostitos 2/$6 (buy 2 plus the dip for the best deal--the 15oz dip is $3 as well, but you'll get it free if you purchase two bags.)
Use: Tostitos Tortilla Chips, any variety 10 oz. or larger AND Tostitos Dip, any variety 15.5 oz. or larger $1.00 (5-10-09) SS-4/26
Final price: 2 chips and 1 dip for $4

Check out PYP for a whole slew of doubler ideas!

Albertsons 4/29-5/5

Some FABULESS news!!

The Pinching Your Pennies/Grocery Smarts Printable Albertsons Shopping List is now available for IDAHO readers!

In the past, we've had to use the list that was customized for Utah. Since the ad was always the same, it wasn't THAT big of a deal, but the coupon match ups were at times wrong since we don't always get the coupons our Utah friends do.

Check out our pictorial if you're not sure how to use this VERY Fabuless and time saving tool!

Make your list - maximize your savings by only purchasing those 4 and 5 star deals!! Let us know how it works out for you!


One of the things I love about teaching the coupon classes is meeting our FABULESS blog readers!! A few weeks ago we met Liz, whose husband is a chiropractor.

I love chiropractors. I keep telling my 13 year old that he needs to be a chiropractor so he can take care of his mama when he grows up! I've been going to a chiropractor off and on since I was 14 years old.

So obviously I think Chiropractors are da bomb! This is why I'm THRILLED to tell you about Dr. Nathan Olsen, and what he is offering to our readers!!!

Last week I met with Dr. Olsen and was immediately impressed with the atmosphere of his office. The staff was kind, and it was a clean, relaxing environment. (There is even a kids toy room to entertain my little ones if I need to bring them!) I felt at ease with the warmth and friendliness of Dr. Olsen. What I am really excited about is that he specializes in deep muscle treatment. If you could feel the knots in my back, you'd know I really need some muscle work done!!

Here is what he is offering our Fabuless readers!

Print out this lovely coupon, and make an appointment (tell them Fabulessly Frugal sent you!) to meet with Dr. Olsen (call 884-5000).

He is offering:
  • Full set of x-rays and an Exam

  • A consultation - where he will let you know what is going on with your spine and how it is affecting your body (you're probably feeling it!)

  • The first treatment as well! (ah, relief!)
This wonderful offer is valued at $225!!! And you can get ALL OF THIS for a simple price of $10.00 and a bag of groceries, toiletries and/or clothing to donate to the Women and Children's Alliance! (What a wonderful way to bless others by using your stockpile of goodies!!)

This offer expires May 31st **UPDATE** EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30TH!! Click here to print up your coupon and call Dr. Olsen's office (conveniently located on Meridian Road between Franklin and Cherry) today to make your appointment. I PROMISE you will feel better because of it!

And for our Fabuless Nampa/Caldwell friends, he ALSO has a satellite location in Nampa (924 3rd St)!! Call the Nampa office at 461-6523 for details and to make an appointment!

What are you waiting for? This is a FABULESS deal and your body will most certainly thank you for it!!

ps - If you have insurance, and you bring this FABULESS coupon in, the entire $225 will go towards your yearly deductible, even though you only pay $10! Fabuless!

pss - Stay tuned for a FAB Giveaway thanks to Dr. Olsen, just in time for Mothers Day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I had fun this afternoon at Albertsons, and just had to share.

I was a bit in a rush, so I quickly gathered a few coupons and headed over to my 5 & O Albies. I had a rain check for Quaker Oatmeal (back in January) that I needed to use before my $1/1 coupons expired.

I also wanted to take advantage of the movie deal - and bought 10 boxes of Kellogg's and finally used my $1.50/1 coupons I bought on eBay a while ago (cereal came to $1/box... not too bad!).

And lastly I wanted to grab a few things on the Kraft/GM Deal.

So off I went. At check out, I was counting my cash and hoped my $40 would cover it. (Didn't calculate at all here!)

Before I knew it (she was an awesome cashier), she told me my total: $20.04.

Hu? Are you sure?

Her response: "Yes! After all those coupons! You did a FABULESS job!!"

I couldn't help but smile....

2 movie tickets and 24 items in my cart. All for $20.04. Most definitely FABULESS!

FABULESS Free (or nearly free) Food!

Here are a bunch of little yummies to fill your tummy - and your pocket book!!


For lunch, stop over at your local Dominos (call first to make sure they are participating!) between 11 am and 2 pm for a free BreadBowl Pasta. This stuff looks GOOD!


Head over to Baskin Robbins for a $.31 small scoop of ice cream! Yummy!

Anytime before May 30th, you can get a free Rootbeer Float with any purchase. Print up your coupon here.

And you can get a coupon for a FREE CroisSONIC™ Breakfast Sandwich with purchase of a large drink. Check it out here.

And here is a coupon for a free Wendy's BOGO Frosty coupon.

And if you missed the free piece of Kentucky GRILLED Chicken, never fear! In the Sunday paper Parade Magazine, there was a coupon for a free piece. Redeem before May 17th!

Phew! Have fun eating your free food!

Thanks Mommies with Cents Moms Need to Know and Fistful of Coupons

Free Mother's Day Gift

I found this custom T-shirt offer. I thought it would be great for a Mother's Day gift. You can add pictures of you children or whatever your creative mind comes up with.
Mother's Day is May 10th, so you will want to hurry and order to get it to her in time. This offer is FREE, but you do have to pay shipping and handling! Oh and if it is too late for Mother's day I am thinking Father's DAY!

The Honest Coupon Way

We received this comment from one of our Fabuless readers.

Amanda commented on this post.....
"That really sucks that doubles might go away!!! I can see why they might do that though. I was really upset.. I got the morning capri sun drink and got the last 2 on the shelf and then another lady got some regular ones after me and was in front of me at the register. She used the coupon that specifically said the morning kind and got 4 boxes with no problem!!!! I would have much rather had the other kind but was following what the coupon said!!!!! I really wanted to point it out then and there but thought better to not cause a scene!!! Just a little upset about it."

Click on the image to enlarge

The coupon states in black and white.

CONSUMER: One coupon valid for items indicated.
Any other use constitutes fraud.

Amanda, you were right to only use this coupon on the items stated. I saw the same thing on those Albies doubler days, women buying a different variety than stated on the coupon. I did not say anything either. I am very non-confrontational.

I value integrity and hope that many others still do. I think that many of us have done this before unknowingly or because we have been told by a blog, manager or friend that it is okay because it will ring through. I think most people try to do the right thing and I am not trying to call you out.
I am trying to educate you better though.

I have recently read some Fabuless posts on this subject and Nicole from one of my favorite blogs Being Frugal is Fabulous has agreed to do a guest post.

Nicole is a wife and mom. You can find her blogging regularly at beingfrugalisfabulous.com where she writes about coupons, freebies and finding the best deals at your local drug stores.

I hope you will all allow me to stand on my soapbox today and talk about using coupons the right way. I hope that I have gained the respect of you, my readers, and that you will let me nag you for a minute. This subject is something that I think is really important for several reasons.

Number one, my integrity is more important than saving a few dollars {and you all know how I feel about saving a few dollars!}. Many of the cashiers at my local stores know me and know that I use coupons in the right way. Consequently, they trust me and do not feel the need to scrutinize every coupon, therefore expediting my check out. But more importantly than that, I can feel good about the purchases that I make.

Number two, when someone uses coupons in the wrong way, it ruins the experience for others. If a cashier has had people try and use coupons in a way other than what is intended or try to use a fraudulent coupon, he or she is likely to be more suspect of coupons.

Likewise, last summer I had a heck of a time using ANY printable coupons at Target after someone took a legitimate coupon, that read “$5.00 off any toy purchase” and removed the word “toy” so then the coupon “read $5.00 off ANY purchase.” The coupon was widely distributed, it was even sold on eBay. One person’s actions thousands affected thousands of people’s couponing experience.

Here are my rules for using coupons in an honest and ethical way:

Don’t Use Coupons On Items They Are Not Intended To Be Used For. There are several ways that this can be done. For instance a coupon says $1.00 off shampoo but you use it on a bottle of hairspray. Many times these coupons will go through just fine. However, that is not the intention of the manufacturer. They put the coupon out to promote the shampoo.

The second way to use a coupon in a way in which it was not intended is to not buy the amount that is listed on a coupon. For example a coupon say $1.00 off of 4, and you buy only 2 of that item. Many times the coupon would still scan. However, again, this was not the intent of the manufacturer.

The third way to use a coupon in a way other than what it is intended is to use a coupon that is only intended for a particular merchant at another store. Like if a coupon is good only at Walmart, and you cut that part of the coupon off and take it to Target to use.

You may even have a cashier who allows you to do these things, but it really isn’t up to the cashier because it is not money coming out of the store’s pocket, it is coming out of the pocket of the manufacturer.

Never Use Expired Coupons unless your store has a policy to accept expired coupons. Many times you can use an expired coupon without a cashier noticing, but the store may not get reimbursed for the coupon since it was expired.

Never Photocopy Internet Printable Coupons. There is a reason that manufacturers limit most coupons to print 2 per computer, it is to enforce limits. Photocopying coupons is fraud. Some stores do not take IP coupons because they are leery of photocopied coupons. Many times internet printables are for a higher dollar amount than you can find in your newspaper. We don’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg by photocopying coupons.

Only Use One Manufacturer’s Coupon Per Item. I think that one is pretty self explanatory.

Be Careful About Coupons In the pdf Format. I am really careful about the coupons that I promote here on my site. Coupons of the pdf variety are frauds a great deal of the time. A few months back their was a pdf coupon circulating for Colgate. It turns out it was intended to be given to customers in a booklet. Someone scanned the booklet and distributed it via a pdf file. The only pdf coupons I ever list here come straight from the manufacturer’s website.

Be Kind To Your Cashiers. Many cashiers do not understand the rules of coupons. Many do not understand that their store will be reimbursed for the coupon you are using and that you are not trying to steal from the store. That being said, getting nasty with your cashier will get you nowhere. If a cashier will not accept my coupon, I nicely ask them to remove the item and then take up my concern with customer service or try again later.

Thanks Nicole! So please read the details of your coupon and follow what it says!

If you still have questions about the proper use of coupons see this post by Mindi at Mom's Need to Know!

Stockpiling, Recipes and Free Coupons!

Cathy- Look What I Found! This is kind of an inside joke, if you have been to our classes you might already know why. I will let you in on it.
Back in the fall Bisquick was on an awesome sale and Cathy STOCKED up! Later she asked herself, what am I going to do with all of this Bisquick? (If you have been coupon stockpiling I bet you have asked the same thing!) Well if you have been to our class you know, because at each class we give some of our stockpile away and Cathy always brings the Bisquick!
So after our class this last week I told Cathy you need to go online and find some Bisquick recipes to help you use up your stockpile. So this is what I found this morning from General Mills.....
Sign up and you will receive tasty recipes, meal ideas, coupons and more!

Click on the image above and go get your Bisquick recipes! Oh ya and did I mention it is FREE!

What have you stockpiled and then later asked yourself why? Mine right now is granola bars!

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

I paid $18.66 for all of the items you see above. A great deal, right? I think so too, but that is not what this post is about. I'm not going to map out how I did it either, because a lot of the coupons I used I accumulated from random places: an Entertainment Weekly here, a Parents magazine there (yet another motivational reason to frequent the gym, as both of those coupons were discovered while sweating it out on the treadmill!). Instead, this post is about the perfect shopping trip, which this was.

I, like usual, planned it out in advance. I took advantage of the Kraft/General Mills promo at Albertsons, so I organized my shopping list in groups of $10 (although you do not have to separate the transactions at check out w/ this promo). Because I am still relatively new to couponing, I always try to have a back-up plan if they are out of stock, to keep me from having to recalculate everything while standing in the aisles. But my back-up plan was not necessary on this trip.

They had every item on my list in stock. There were no lines when I went to check out. The cashier was extremely friendly. All of the promotions worked flawlessly. And, although I had a coupon for almost every item purchased, not a single one beeped. When I had completed my transaction, I checked my receipt to see how closely the total reflected what it should have been (I always add up my shopping trip BEFORE I head to the store, so I have a ballpark figure of what the bill should look like). It was, to the penny, the exact total I had calculated! I walked out of the store almost giddy.

But, this is not the norm. If you are a beginning couponer (and the easiest way to tell is if you still believe fabuless is spelled fabulous, and you don't argue with your computer when it tries to tell you couponer is not a verb), do NOT expect a shopping trip like this. Expect to get a grumpy cashier. Expect to have half the hot items on your list out of stock. Expect a few coupons to beep every time, requiring an override, tying up the line and making your embarrassment grow. Expect to be harassed, overcharged, glared at. It happens, and probably will continue to happen, all the time.

So celebrate an amazing shopping trip like this, but expect a few that will make you want to rip your hair out. I, for one, will not judge you if I see you in a crumpled heap in the back of the store, frazzled, frustrated, and crying alongside your wailing children. I've been there too. And I promise you this, although I have no cure for screaming children (FYI-I hear candy always helps), it does get easier. And, as the photo above shows, it is worth it!

ps. Yes, I accidentally dropped a few of those 2-liters, as the bubbles prove. And no, I will not be warning my husband (insert evil laugh here).

Stamp Price Increase

May 11, 2009 that cost of stamps is going up .02. If you buy Forever Stamps now you will still be able to use them FOREVER before or after May 11, and you will have bought them for .02 less per stamp. Might want to get a pack of 100 next time you are at Costco or get some at your local post office. Hey every little bit helps. Go here for more details on this change.

Free Gardening Workshop

Remember the square foot gardening that Cathy told you about? Need some more help getting started? Take this FREE class offered by Home Depot. Thursday May 14th 7:00-8:30!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fabuless Dining 80% off!

I love when the Restaurant.com certificates go down to 80% off. That means your $25 gift certificate is only $2! Sweet. This is when I buy several. With Mother's Day around the corner I will be sure to get a few.

Not sure what I am talking about?
Go here for a pictorial!
Go here for a Q&A.

Don't forget the code to take off 80% is LUCKY!

Need a recommendation?
Ono Hawaiian Cafe
Brick 29
Donnie Mac's Trailer Park
Fiesta Guadalajara

Just spotted something new.... tres bonne cuisine Anyone tired it before?

You don't have to be a local just enter your zip code to find restautrants in your area.

Note: All of the certificates used to require a $35 minimum bill, but some have changed to $50. So just pay attention when you are looking for the one you want. We did a $50 last time and it worked great for splitting the bill with another couple.

A FABULESS Cause: Make-a-wish Foundation

We got an email from one of our FABULESS readers - a simple click will make a huge difference!

Read on:

Hi there~ I am a fellow Fabulessly Frugal gal and I really appreciate all the help that I get from all of you ladies on this site. But I need your help with something that isn't coupon related but is a great cause. I volunteer for the Make-A-Wish foundation (which grants wishes to children with life threatening conditions) here in Idaho and they are the the ones that need your help. Right now Betty Crocker is doing a Stirring Up Wishes Campaign...in which they are going to grant twelve wishes in twelve weeks. At last check Idaho was in fifth place for their respective category and I am hoping that if everyone will go on this website and place a vote that we can change that. http://www.bettycrocker.com/StirringUpWishes/Default.aspx

Idaho Make-A-Wish needs YOUR vote EVERY DAY to win $7,000 FREE!!!

All of us Fabulessly Frugal gals love
Betty Crocker products so please help them grant the wish of one Idaho child!!

Thank you.

Amanda Myler

Albertsons - Sneak Peak! 4/29-5/5

Take a peek yourself or read a little about it here!

Their are three promos going on this week!
  • Proctor & Gamble Promo - receive $5 CATALINA when you spend $20 or more on participating P&G products.
  • Dannon Promo - save $2 INSTANTLY when you purchase $10 of participating Dannon products (remember: you can purchase $20 and receive $4 off instantly, or $30 and receive $6 off instantly...)
  • Nestle Promo - save $2 INSTANTLY when you purchase $10 of participating Nestle products (wimpy - no coupons to match up with!)
P&G Promo 4&5 Star Deals - Keep in mind that most of the current coupons expire Thursday. BUT!! There will be $78 of P&G coupons in this Sunday's paper!! - I'm sure we'll have more/better matchups on Sunday!)

(Prices shown are the final prices after coupons AND catalina!)
Charmin bath tissue
Charmin, any .25/1 (Expires: 4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Dawn Direct Foam or Simple Pleasures $1.38
(this is BOGO at Freds - may be cheaper here!)
Dawn Direct Foam or Simple Pleasures, any size .50/1 (Expires: 4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Gain liquid laundry detergent
(75-100oz) $7.99
.25/1 (Expires: 4-30-09) P&G-3/15 and P&G- 4/5

Pampers Baby Dry or Cruisers Big Pack diapers 60-96 ct $13.99

Pampers Diapers or Pants $1/1 (Expires: 4-30-09) P&G-4/5

Pampers Refill baby wipes 180-216 ct. $4.88
no coupons - yet!

Pringles Super Stacks $.63
$1/2 (Expires: 4-30-09) P&G-3/15

Dannon Promo FABULESS 5 Star Deals! (there are a few 4 star deals too, I just didn't list them)

(Prices shown are the final prices after coupons AND $2 instant savings!)
Dannon Danimals Crush Cups 4 ct. .60
$1/1 (6-1-09) SS-3/1

Dannon Danimals drinkables 6 ct. $.60
$1/1 (6-1-09) SS-3/1

Dannon Frusion Smoothies 7 oz $.42
$1/4 (Expires:4-29-09) SS-3/15

Dannon Light & Fit yogurt 6 ct. $.60
$1/1 SS-3/1

Dannon Light & Fit yogurt 6 oz. cups $.30
.60/6 SS-3/15

Thanks PYP!!

Fred Meyer 4/27-5/2

We are going to get back to posting about Freds again! They have a fairly nice rewards program, and I always find great clearance, AND they do have some good deals! You can stack your MQ's with their in ad coupons as well!

Here are a few things that are looking good to me this week.

Coupons in the circular:

10 for $10 1/2 Gallons Milk, Chocolate Milk, or Orange Juice (you can get a better price at Costco on milk, but this is a great price for Chocolate Milk and OJ! - You don't HAVE to buy all 10 to get the deal!)

General Mills Cereal 4 for $6 (includes: 8.9 oz Cheerios, 10.7 oz Trix, 10.6 oz Total, 11.8 oz Cocoa Puffs, 12 oz Golden Grahams, or 12.25 Honey Nut Cheerios)
Stack with $1/1 Cheerios Coupon (sign up now!)
Final Price: $1.50 - .50 each

Darigold Butter or Dozen Eggs 2 for $3 (or $1.50 each)

Country Oven or VitaBee Bread
(Yummy bread!) 4/$5 (or $1.25 each)

Pillsbury Cake Mix $.69

Bar S Hot Dogs $.88

M&M/Mars Candy Bars 3/$1 (or $.33 each)

Other sales:

Tostitos Chips 2/$4

$1/1 SS 4/26 (you have to purchase dip as well)

FMV Hamburger 8 Buns $.39

Dawn Liquid Dish Detergent - BOGO
use two
.50/1 (expires 4-30-09!) P&G-4/5 OR
two .25/1 (also expires 4-30-09!) P&G-4/5
Final Price - varies

Lastly, check the circular for an extra 10% outdoor plants and go buy some flowers! I have ALWAYS had FANTASTIC results with the flowers that I purchase at Freds! I bought 16 Geranium starts last week for $7.20! Not sure if these starts are still on this good sale (.50/ea). They also have:
4 packs 2/$3
6 packs 2/$6
4" pot 2/$3This is for flowers such as Dianthus, Petunias, and Coleus (that is what was pictured).

So grab the sale, use the extra 10% off coupon, and go plant you some beautiful pots or beds!

And be sure to leave a comment if you come across any other great finds!!

Target Deals

I'm liking this new gift card thing Target is doing (feels like Wags RR's!).

So here are a few gift card deals for this week:

Select Kellogg’s Special K - $2.39 each - Buy 5 Get a $5 Target Gift Card

Buy 5 Special K Cereals - $11.95
Use $1/1 from 4/5 RP Kellogg's Cereal (not sure that Idaho got this one)
Pay $6.95
Get a $5 gift card
Final Price - $1.95 for 5 boxes of cereal after coupon and gift card
Alli 90 count $49.99 - Buy 1 get a $10 Target Gift Card
Use $10/1 (you do need to sign up)
Final Price - $29.99 after coupon and gift card

You can find more gift card deals at Coupon Saving Game

NOW - click here to get the current Target Printables

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.59

Use $1.50/1 Kraft coupon (SS 3/29)
Use $1/2 Target printable coupon
Final Price - FREE or overage!

Ritz Cheese and Peanut Butter Crackers - $2

Use $1/1 Target printable
Use $1/2 Ritz
Final Price - $1 for 2 Pringles Chips
.50/1 - Target Printable
match with $1.00/2 in 3/15 PG (expires 4/30!)

Cottonelle Bath Tissue
$1/1 - Target Printable
match with .50/1 from coupons.com

Dry Idea Deodorant $1.99
$2/1 from coupons.com
Final Price - FREE

All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent $4.54
$1/1 Target Printable
$0.45/1 Red Plum 03/29/09
Or $2/1 Internet Coupon (you can no longer print)
Final Price - $1.45 to $3.09

For many more matchups and scenarios, check out Attention Target Shoppers!

Thanks In Good Cents and Attention Target Shoppers!

And be sure to leave a comment if you find a great local deal! Thank you FABULESS readers!

More free Ecotrin at Walgreens!

****UPDATE: This coupon doesn't appear to be rolling anymore! I tried to buy a few more tonight and it only printed out one time in 6. Sorry gals!***
If you don't have many/any coupons for Ecotrin at Walgreens this week, when you buy 1 Ecotrin for $2 plus tax, it will print out a manufacture's coupon for $2 off of Ecotrin. So you can buy 1 in one transaction, then use it in the next, and keep rolling it from transaction to transaction! Don't confuse this with the Register Reward for $2 that prints out which can be used on anything, or a new $2 Register Reward will not print out. See Monica's entire post about Walgreen's this week here. The top image is the Register Reward for the Ecotrin (not rolling), the bottom is the coupon (rolling).
If you are rolling several Register Rewards this week with multiple transactions, be sure to keep track of which RR is for which deal/product so you don't, for example, accidentally use the RR from the Nivea body wash to pay for another Nivea body wash (a new RR won't print out!)
If you're not sure which RR was from which deal this week- here's some help from what I bought:
*Under the Walgreens name on the RR if the retailer is J&J Cons Prd, it's from the band-aid/neosporin/benadryl deal.
*If the retailer is Bayer Hlth, it's from the Bayer Contour Meter.
*If the retailer is Schwarzkoph, it's from the Got2B styling products.
*If the retailer is GSK, it's from the Ecotrin.
*If the retailer is Beiersdorf it's from Nivea body wash. (Thanks Foster Family!)

Redbox Monday!

Here is that FabuLESS Redbox Monday code!


Make sure you return it by 9pm tomorrow night (you can take it back to ANY Redbox... it doesn't have to be the one you picked it up at.) Oh, and if you want more than one? Just use a different credit card.

Never used a code before? Click here to find out how!

Unilever Rebate Reminder

Do you rememeber the Unilever rebate CATHY told us about? If you bought a ham this month or buy one before the 30th, you have until the 30th that's this Thursday to spend your $40 and qualify for the up to $20 Unilever rebate. I finally got to filling mine out today. You have until May 15th to mail it in!

P.S. If you have a rebate form and aren't going to use it leave a comment here with your email. We have had some readers that qualified for the rebate, but lost the form. :(

I am sure they would love it if you wanted to share. :)

Free KFC Chicken Today!

Don't forget to stop in at KFC and get your free piece of grilled chicken today!

AND - (thanks for the heads up A Thrifty Mom), in yesterdays Parade magazine, there was a coupon for a FREE piece of KFC's new grilled chicken... good through May 17th! Not sure if this was in all areas, but it was in Idaho!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Free (Full Size!) Right Guard

Hurry on over to this link and get a full-sized Right Guard deodorant. The Celebrity Apprentice is giving away 10,000 of them! They do take a few minutes to print, so be patient. Remember to hit the back button, so you can print two of them. Thanks to Money Saving Madness for this fabuLESS find!

How to Use Coupons.com - The FABULESS Way!

During our Fabuless classes, we've learned that there are readers who don't know how to take advantage of our coupons.com bar and coupons.com! I've put together a simple visual tutorial for you!

So look over to the right and you'll see the blue coupons.com bar. You can't see it in the screen shot, but the words say "see all coupons". Click on that!

Why click on the last page? Because that is where you'll find all the coupons you've printed once already! No need to click on page after page looking for that coupon again!

This is a great way to quickly and easily print the coupons YOU want... and you don't even need to register!!

Happy clicking and clipping at coupons.com!

$2 off CPK Pizza

I miss going to CPK for their fabuless pizza, we got some at the airport this summer on our way back from my sisters wedding. yum

Well the frozen pizza comes in a close 2nd.
Print your $2/1 coupons in the coupons.com coupon bar on the side.

Remember they may go fast! Oh looks like there are 3 in there and you can print each one twice!
If you want them all on the same page just select all three and then hit print. Saves paper!

Thanks Discount Queens

Saturday, April 25, 2009

RIte Aid 4/25-5/2

You might need to check out our lingo tab at the top for this one!

Be sure to use this $5 off when you spend $25 coupon.
(Expires 4/30)
Click here for the Rite Aid ad.

SaltAire Sinus & Allergy Relief $6.99
Use $1.50 1/25 SS (not in Idaho inserts)
Submit $6.99 SCR (limit 1)
Final Cost FREE possible $1.50 overage

Skintimate Cream Shave $2.99
Use $.75 4/26 SS
Submit $2.24 SCR (limit 1)
Final Cost FREE

Electrasol $4.49
Use $2.50 from the 4/19 SS
Submit $1.50 SCR (limit 1)
Final Cost $.49

Mini Drops Eye Therapy $6.49
Use $1 printable
Submit $6.49 SCR
Final Cost $1 overage
ProFoot Triad or Miracle Insoles
Synovium Pain Relief Gel
Heel Rescue or Flextrastic
Use $1 printables
Submit $10 SCR wyb 3 for $15 (limit 1)
Final Cost $2/3

Axe Bath & Body Products $8/2
Use 2 $1 4/5 Unilever
Submit $2 SCR wyb 2 for $8
Final Cost 2/$4

Garnier 100% Color $3.99
Use $2 4/5 RP
Final Cost $1.99

Doctor’s NightGuard 14.99
Submit $10 SCR (limit 1)
Final Cost $4.99

L’Oreal Excellence-to-go 2/$10 with in-ad coupon
Use 2 $3 4/19 SS or $2 3/29 RP
Final Cost 2/$4 OR 2/$6

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth or No Chip Nail Enamel BOGO
Use the $1/2 3/8 SS

Buy Gillette Venus or Fusion Refills
Get a Gillette Fusion or Satin Care Shave Gel FREE
Use the $2 coupons from the 4/5 P&G

L’Oreal Vive Pro Hair Care or Stylers BOGO
Use $1 4/26 or 2/22 RP

Thanks Mindi for help with some of the match-ups!

Find something we missed? Let us know!

Coupon Preview for Sunday 4/26

There will be 2 inserts in this Sunday's paper.
Red Plum and Smart Source!
here for a full preview!
Photo credit: Iheartwags

Walgreens 4/26-5/2

View the ad Thanks iheartwags
New to Walgreens? Go here.

Breeze2 or Contour Glucose Monitor $14.99
Use Save up to $30 RP 2/1 (They will credit the value of 14.99)
Receive $5RR
Final Cost $5 OVERAGE

Nivea Body Wash 16.9 oz $4.99
Use $1/1 Printable Print Limit Reached!
Receive $5RR
Final Cost $1 OVERAGE

Ecotrin $2
Use$1/1 SS 1/25 (expires 4/30)
Use $2.25/1 printable
Revive $2RR
Final Cost $1-$2.25 OVERAGE

Rembrandt Toothpaste/Mouthwash $5.99
Receive $5.99 RR
Final Cost FREE

Bayer Quick Release Crystals $2.49
Receive $2.49 RR
Final Cost FREE

got2b Styling Products 2/$10
Use 2 $2/1 printables
Receive $5RR when you buy 2
Final Cost $1.00/2 styling products

Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent: $3.49
Use $1/1 printable
Final Cost $2.49

Hallmark Gift Wrap or Tissue Paper $.39 with In-Ad Coupon

Baking Soda or Morton Salt $.50 with In-Ad Coupon

Reynolds Foil or Wax paper 20 sq ft $.89 with In-Ad Coupon

Weight Watches Chocolates $1.50 3.25 oz package (Buy 2)
Use B1G1F 4/4SS
Final Cost $1.50/2 or $.75 each

Airwick Lumin’ Air: $4.99
Use $3.00 off printable
Final Cost $1.99

Dove Deodorant $1.99 (with in-ad coupon)
Use $1/1 3/15 RP or $1.50/2 printable
Final Cost $.98 ea or 2/$2.48

Revlon Colorsilk $1.99 with In-Ad Coupon (Buy 2)
Use $1/2 SS 4/5
Final Cost $2.98/2

Campbell's Soup $0.59 each w/ in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 printable
Final Cost .34 each

Treseme Hair Care 2/$7.00
Receive $2RR when you buy 2
Use (2) $1.00 off printable coupon for the 24 hour body variety
Final Cost 2/$3.00

Scrubbing bubbles shower cleaner kit or Windex all in glass cleaning kit $13.99
Use $3 Windex Outdoor 3/29 SS
Use $7 Printable for scrubbing bubbles
Use $3 Scrubbing Bubbles 3/29 SS
Receive $3 RR
Final Cost $4.99-$7.99

Schick Razors for Women Quattro or Intuition $8.99
Receive $3RR
Use $4.00 off MC from 3/22 SS
Final Cost $1.99

Pepsi Products 12 packs 3/$11
Receive $3 RR when you buy 3
Final Cost $8.00/3

Huggies Jumbo Diapers/Training Pants 2/$20
Receive $2RR wyb2
Use 2 $1.50 4/19SS
Final Cost: $15/2 or $7.50 each

Purchase $10.00 in participating products and receive $4.00 in RR.
Participating products are:

Band-Aid Bandages: $3.00 Use $1.00 off MC from 2/8, 3/15 or 4/26 SS
Neosporin: $4.00
Use $1.00 off MC from 2/8, 3/15 or 4/26 SS
or $1.00 printable
Benadryl: $4.00
Use $1.00 off MC from 4/26 RP

Find another Fabuless deal? Let us know!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Current Albertsons Catalinas

Just because you don't see them in the ad, doesn't mean they aren't still happening!

Clorox and Kimberly Clark Products
Buy $15 worth of select items (see store for details)
Get $5 OYNSO
Good 4/26 and 5/9/09

Kellogg's, Keebler or Sunshine snacks
Buy any combination of 10 participating (3.8 oz or larger)
Get 2 Free Movie Tickets.
All items must be purchased in one shopping order
Kelloggs cereal
Kelloggs poptarts toaster pastries
Kelloggs cereal bars
Kelloggs fruit flavored snacks
Keebler cookies*Keebler crackers
Sunshine cheez-it crackers
Good 4/22 and 5/6

Post Raisin Bran
Buy 3, get $2 catalina
Buy 4, get $3 catalina
Buy 5 or more, get $5 catalina
Good 4/24-5/17

Post Honey Bunches of Oats
Buy 3, get $2 catalina
Buy 4, get $3 catalina
Buy 5 or more, get $5 catalina
Good 4/24-5/17

Juicy Juice
buy 3 get $1 OYNSO
reported on 3/17, ending date unknown

Old El Paso Taco Shells, Dinner kits, seasoning, refried beans or heat and serve side dishes
Buy 3 get $1 off your next beef or chicken purchase
Buy 6 get $3 off your next beef or chicken purchase
Good 4/24-5/17

Good Seasons Dressing & Recipe Mix
Buy 2 & get .75 OYNSO
Buy 3 & get 1.50 OYNSO
Buy 4 & get 2.50 OYNSO
Expires 5/03 Works on the singles and the 4 pack

Velveeta Shells & Cheese or Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese - good through 4/26
Buy 3 & get $2 OYNSO
Buy 4 & get $3 OYNSO
Buy 5 or more & get $4 OYNSO

Jell-O refrigerated Snack product - good starting 4/10 through 5/3 (use with current Kraft/Unilever promo)
Buy 3 & get $2 OYNSO
Buy 4 & get $3 OYNSO
Buy 5 or more & get $4 OYNSO

Huggies diapers or PullUps
Buy: $20 worth of Huggies or PullUps
Receive $5 in free Kodak digital prints Coupon will print at register, valid on your next shopping order.(unknown ending date)

Select Dole Canned Fruits
Buy 3 get .75 OYNSO
(still running as of 4/20) Prints on Mandrin Oranges and Tropical Fruit

Thank you PYP!

Another Wags coupon for next week

I was just browsing Smart Source and they have a new (since the last time I checked) coupon - Save $2.25 off one ecotrin aspirin product up right now HERE. Since it is on sale for $2 next week and you get a $2 Register Rewards back, you will get it free with no cost out of pocket (plus possible overage) AND have a $2 RR to spend later! What a fabuless deal! Some stores will just adjust the coupon down to $2 instead of the $2.25.

Get More Coupons in the Mail

Found this yesterday on She Saved. Valassis will mail you Red Plum coupons. Sounds good to me! Check it out here.

Crest White Strips Advanced Seal

Here is a sample of Crest White Strips Advanced Seal. I actually recommend Crest White Strips to my patients that can not afford tray whitening or in-office whitening. I will have to try this one out and see if I like it.

Dove Deodorant

Sorry this is gone already!

Here is a Dove Deodorant sample from Costco. I love this deodorant and so does my husband he always steals this one from me!

Find tips for signing up here.