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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Old Navy Coupon Hunt COUPON LOCATIONS!

I was too late tonight for the big ones! Did anyone snag a good ON coupon?
Well the Fabuless Jen at Thrify NW Mom has once again spelled it out on where to find them. So try OldNavyWeekly during the week to see if you can get one. They will come back, but it is hard to say when. If you notice the big coupons are back let us know in the comments!

$75 off $100-- Click on the palm tree in the bottom picture and a parrot will fly out--you have to be VERY fast to catch it!! (this one's gone for now - maybe they will update with more later?)

$50 off $100 - Supposedly there is a blue striped polo shirt in the fabulous finds (bottom left) and you click on the arrows until you find it (supposed to be a boys or men's shirt)--however a large number of people do not have this showing up in ours--still trying to figure out if you needed to do something different to have this show up in there! Anyone have any clues on that? I never saw a blue striped polo shirt (this one's gone for now, too)

30% off $50 - Click on the scarf (upper right) and put it on the blonde girl wearing black and white dress

$20 off $100 - Put the flag t-shirts in red, white, and blue order

15% off-Click on the flag that the brunette is holding (bottom middle)

10% off - Take the black/white strapless dress (in upper right) and put on the blonde girl wearing the black and white halter dress

Fred Meyer 5/31-6/6

See the ad here

Lloyd's Barbeque Meats $3.99
Use $1.00 off MC, $0.75 off MC

Ken's Salad Dressing 2 for $3
Use $1.00 off 1, $1.00 off 2 MC

Fred Meyer Canned Vegetables
2 for $1 (first 6)

Fred Meyer Sour Cream
10 for $10

Fred Meyer Cottage Cheese
10 for $10

Yoplait Yogurt 20 for $10
40/6 Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie 5/31SS
.45/6 Yoplait Yogurt printable in coupon bar

Pepsi 2 ltr
6 for $5 w/ in ad coupon (limit 6)

FM XL Eggs or English Muffins
10 for $10 w/ in ad coupon (limit 10)

Bar S Hot Dogs
$0.88 w/ in ad coupon (limit 6)

Check out Storm's post for more!

Rite Aid Scenarios 5/31-6/6

Here is a $5/$25 coupon that expires 6/30 and here is the ad.

Here are a couple ways you could hit that $25 threshold!

Share the love if you come up with any other great scenarios using this coupon, mc's and scr!



3 Maybelline Great Lash or Nail Color $9.99

1 Schick Quattro For Women Razor or Refill $7.99 -
use: $4/1 SS 4/26

Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste $2.00 - use: $.50/1 in ad coupon, and $1.00/1 here

Ace Products (self adhesive tape, elastic bandages packs, athletic tape, and cold packs) $3.99

2 Keebler Cookies .99/each - $1/2 from RP 4/5

turn in $6.50 in manufacturer coupons
turn in $5/$25
TOTAL OOP: $14.45

Receive $10.00 in SCR (#67, #57, #35 for razor, 3 Maybelline products, and Ace product)

Like paying $4.45 for all items listed above!


2 Coppertone for $15.00- use (2) $3/1

1 Aquafresh $2.49 - use $1/1

1 Schick Quatrro $7.99 - use $4/1 SS 4/26

turn in $11.00 in manufacturer coupons
turn in $5/$25
TOTAL OOP: $9.48

Receive $10.49 in SCR (#57, #3, #99 for razor, Coppertone, and Aquafresh)

YOU WILL Make $1.01 after SCR! (Thank you for this one Shannon!)

Walgreens 5/31-6/6

Here are some Wags deals for the week - you can view the ad here.


Bayer Contour Meter or Breeze 2 - $10.00
Use coupon from 3/22 SS, 10/26 RP, or 2/1 RP (FREE up to $30)
Final Price: FREE plus get a $10 register reward!

Ecotrin $2.00
Use $2/1 coupon from 5/17 SS or $2/1 printable here
Final Price: FREE plus get a $2 register reward!

Aquafresh Toothpaste .99 with in ad coupon
Use $1/1 printable here
Final Price: FREE


Crystal Light $1.99
Use $1/1 here
Final Price: .99
(you can also print coupon for FREE Crystal Light Skin Essentials when you buy 2 Crystal Light products)

Listerine Mouthwash or Rinse $4.99
Use .50/1 coupon from 4/26 RP
Get $2 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.49 after coupon and register reward

Country Time Lemonade Mix: $1.99
use $1.50/2 printable
FINAL PRICE: $1.25 each (or $2.50/2)

Chinet Plates 2 for $3
use $1/1 (6-30-09) SS-5/3
FINAL PRICE: 2 for $1

Bic Soleil Get a $1 RR wyb 1 at $4.99
use $3/1 SS1-5/17

Thank you iheartwags, moms need to know, and frugal adventures.

Albertsons Doublers in Sunday's Paper

You had to dig a little this time to find the Albertsons Doublers!

Check out page A11 of the Idaho Statesman.

For our Utah Readers, PYP reports that you'll find your doublers here:
A10 in the Salt Lake Tribune
A8 in the Deseret News

Doubler ideas to come!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Calling ALL Yogurt Lovers

My family loves Yogurt! It is one of those healthy coupon items!

Go to our coupon bar and print.......

.75/2 Go-Gurt We freeze these and the boys eat them like popsicles!

.45/6 Yoplait MANY varities

$1 off Yo-plus You can often get these for FREE when they go on sale at Albies

ps I also printed the $1 off Velveeta/Mac and Cheese Deluxe They were part of the One Day Sale at Albies last week and I thought just in case he ads them again next time. Plus we tried the Vetveeta ones yesterday and they were yum!

Target 5/31-6/6

Remember you can stack Target coupons with Manufactures coupons!
(That means you can use a Target Coupon and a Manufactures coupon on the same bottle of item X)

So here is a list of just some of the coupons that you can print from Afullcup.com Target Coupon Generator
If you have not signed up for A Full Cup you need to. It will give you access to Target Coupons, a Fabuless coupon database, forums, shopping lists with coupon match ups, and much, much more!

stack with
Aquafresh $1/1 printable

stack with
Bounty .25/1 (expires 5-31-09) P&G-5/3

stack with
Edge Infused or any other Edge Shave Gel .75/1 (7-11-09) SS1-5/17
Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave or Shave Gel, any .75/1 (6-20-09) SS-4/26

stack with
.40/6 Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie 5/31SS
.45/6 Yoplait Yogurt printable in coupon bar

stack with
.50/1 Colgate Printable
Colgate Wisp, any 16 ct. product $1/1 (6-27-09) SS-4/26

stack with
Dixie or Dixie Ultra paper plates or bowls, any .50/1 (8-10-09) RP-5/10
Dixie or Dixie Ultra plates, any .35/1 (6-15-09) RP-3/15

stack with
Hefty Tall Kitchen Bats, any $1/1 (6-30-09) RP-5/17
Hefty Trash or Lawn & Leaf Bags, any $1/1 (6-30-09) RP-5/17

$1/1 printable at Kraft site
You may still have some $1 from printing at coupons.com

Target Deal Scenarios: Thanks Hip2Save
Buy 10 Smart Ones $1.80 each=$18
Use the $3 off 10 coupon IE or Firefox
Pay $15
Get a $5 Target gift card
Final cost $10 total, just $1 each
ps here is a $1 on 5 for the Smart Ones

Buy 2 Venus Embrace or Gillette Fusion razors-
Get a $10 Target gift card

Buy 2 Venus Razors $7.99 each=$15.98
Use 2 $2 coupons from the 5/3PG (exp. 5/31)
Pay $11.98
Get back a $10 Target gift card
Final cost ONLY .99 per razor

Procter & Gamble select products buy 2 get $5 gift card back
Pamper's cruisers big pack $19.99
Tide 150 oz. liquid detergent $18.99
Charmin 30 pack ultrasoft tissue $14

Bounty 12 pack giant roll paper towels $14
Use the $1 off Target Coupon

Olay Definity or Regenerist $21.99 and selected other Olay products of $18.99 or more
Use $1 off from 5/17 P & G insert

If you find anything else let us know. We need your help b/c believe me we don't make it to all the stores we post about every week. Many times we don't have time to go to any! Ugh.

ps If you are lucky enough to have Super Target DON'T MISS the $1 off 1 2lb Strawberry coupon. Gotta love strawberries this time of year!


It seems that you ladies want to see more on this site about TARGET!
Here are some clearance deals currently happening.

These items were found at local Target stores.
Thanks to Julee and Alli

50% off clearance in the dollar bins
Huggies wipes $11
*Big boxes of Huggies diapers $20.xx

*Recycled Aluminum Foil Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil,
Use $1 on Any Excluding 25 And 20 Sq. Ft. - 05-17-09 SS
Final Price .48

Wipes 3 pack canisters for $3.xx
Use Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, any $1/1 (6-21-09) SS-4/26
*Hefty One zip gallon size bags for $1.67 or a 2 pack of 30 ct boxes for $3.xx
Use Hefty OneZip Bags, any $1/1 (7-31-09) RP-5/17

Visit Julee and Alli for all the details

Here are a ton more Clearance deals from
she is not local so these deals may or may not work for you. So keep an eye out for these items and let us know what you find!

The Value pack section is down to 15% on most items but there are some 30% to 50% items as well.
Lean Cuisine and Stouffers (flatbread melts) select items $1.47 use $1 off 4 Lean Cuisine from 5/3 Smart Source =$1.22 each or $1 off 3 stouffers corner bistro
HERE = $1.04 each
Green Dot $1 spot items are 50% off = .50 cents for $1 items $1.25 for $2.50 items
Kraft Honey BBQ sauce clearance .71 cents use $1 off
Kraft Zesty Italian dressing $1.19 use $1 off
HERE = .19 cents
Orville Redenbacher 3 pk movie theater butter popcorn $2.11 use .50 off from 5/17 Smart Source=$ 1.61
PopSecret micowave popcorn 3 packs select flavors $1.94
Tide travel sink 3 packets .48 cents use .35 cents off ANY Tide from 5/4 P & G = .13 cents ( Great Shelter Donation Item or Care package item for soldiers overseas or college students )
Dial 12 bar bonus packs $4.19 use .35 cents off from 5/17 Smart Source = $3.84 / .32 cents per bar
Dial 50 oz. handwash refill $4.56 use .55 cents off one
HERE = $4.01
Nivea men's body wash $2.78 use $1 off from 5/3 Red Plum or
HERE = $1.78
Charmin freshmates wipes 2 pack refills $3.64 use .25 cents off from 5/3 P & G = $3.39 and $1 off Target get more for less home mailer = $2.39
Angel Soft 4 pack tissue $1.08 use .50 cents off from 4.19 Red Plum = .58 cents
Cottonelle 6 double rolls $4.15 use $1 off Target home mailer coupon = $3.15
Scott naturals flushable wipes 51 count $1.68
Puffs To Go 6 individual packs $.90
Listerine 250 ml bottles $1.30
Teen Spirit pink crush deodarant $1.53
Gillette and Satin care shave cream 2 packs $3
Gillette fusion gamer bonus pack razor w/ 2 cartidges and mini shave gel $6.78 use $2 off from P & G savings booklet (for those of you who redeemed the offer earlier this year) = $4.78
Passion Fruit soft soap $2.11
Centrum Cardio 120 count $7.98 use $2 off from 5/3 Red Plum = $5.98
Bayer heart advantage 30 count $3.41 use $2 off
HERE = $1.41
Target brand infant ibuprofen .5 oz. $1.84
KY warming gel 1 oz. $1.94 use $2 off one

Old Navy Coupon Hunt

The Supermodelquin stopped by to say....
"With skirts and dresses just $15 in store and the fabuless $75 off $100 coupon back, this week at OldNavyWeekly.com may be our most exciting yet.
Hope you’re ready for all the fun to come when we refresh the site this Sunday – good luck!"
Start your hunt here!
If you find anything good let us know in the comments!


Hey FAB Friends -

You may want to head over to COUPONS.COM (or just look to the right sidebar) one last time this month to make sure you got all the coupons printed up that you want! New coupons will be up next week!

Here is a pictorial if you need help using our coupon bar!

Restaraunts.com - 80% OFF Ends Sunday!

$25 Gift Certificates FOR ONLY $2!!!

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Use the code

to get 80% off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates

Great idea for Grads, Fathers Day, or just a date night for your and your main squeeze! Going on vacation somewhere? Enter in the zip code and get yourself some cheap dining! This offer expires Sunday May 31st!

Check out Monica's pictorial for a play by play on using this FAB service! Go here for a Q&A.

Luvs Diaper Coupons

Sign up for Luvs newsletter and you will get coupons, and other special offers in your mail box! Luvs diapers are usually a good price and coupons for them are hard to find.

Insert Preview 5/31

You will find 2 inserts in this weeks Sunday paper.....

Not yet subscribed? Check out our Fabuless Paper Deal!

Here are a few coupons that I have my eye on.
*Act, any 18oz. any $1
*Act, any 33oz $2
*Yoplait Go-Gurt Yogurt or Go-Gurt Fizzix .75/2
*Yoplait Yogurt Cups (original, light, thick & creamy, or whips!) or Yoplait Original or Light Smoothie .40/6
*Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls or Minis Bowls .50
*Cutter Insect Repellent (excludes Cutter Flea & Tick products) $2
This Cutter coupon will get you free insect repellent at Walgreens. They have a their small bottles priced at 2/$4 or $2.19. Thanks Sarah

For a full list see the Taylortown Preview

Plus look for 3 double coupons in your paper as well! I can hardly believe they are back already!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Why I Coupon....

The last few weeks at Albertsons were crazy, fun and a bit overwhelming. If I ever begin to question why I put so much time and effort into couponing, these pictures put it all back into perspective! Plus, with all the smores talk on here, I just wanted to remind you that there is nothing better than a good ol' fashioned smore. Don't believe me, ask them!And on a frugal note, we made the smores over a fire we built in our backyard for a family night last week. Total cost for a night of family fun: .99 cents. Can you say fabuLESS!

Fabuless Smores Brownies

Here is another idea on how to use those Smores ingredients from last weeks Fabuless deals at Albertsons.

These are so easy to make.


Brownie Mix Box (I just use a plain old mix from my couponing stockpile) .40
3 Chocolate Bars .50
1 1/2 cups of Marshmallow's (I usually use the minis, but if I don't have enough I cut the big ones) .25
1/2 package Crushed Graham Crackers .15
2 Eggs, 1/4 cup oil, 1/2 cup water depending on your brownie mix .10

How to prepare:

Prepare Brownie mix according to package directions. Bake in oven according to package directions.

While the brownie is baking cut chocolate into bite size pieces, cut marshmallows if necessary, crush crackers.
5 minutes before it is done pull it out and place marshmallow's evenly across the brownie. The marshmallow's are like the glue to hold the ingredients together.

Sprinkle the crackers across evenly and then top with chocolate pieces.
Place back in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the marshmallow's and chocolate. If you like your grahams and marshmallows toasty broil watching very carefully until toasty brown.

PS Total cost about $1.40

Bed Bath & Beyond Bargains!

Did you know that there are Fabuless deals at Bed Bath & Beyond? Our Fabuless reader Cheryl does! Look what she did.......
3 Suave kids’ shampoo
on clearance for .98 ea
(those were the last 3, FYI)

4 Dry Idea deodorants
1.97 ea
used 4 $2/1 coupons from the coupon bar

KY mist
on clearance for 4.99
used $2/1 from last Sunday’s insert

I used a $5 off $15 purchase in-store coupon I received in the mail being sure to give it to the cashier before my other coupons.
My total OOP was $1.58!

This is what I learned about BB&B:

They have the best regular price on Dry Idea I’ve seen. (Heads up for those who still have the $2/1 coupons.)
They accept expired in-store coupons.
They accept manufacturer coupons including printables.
Not all the cashiers are familiar with printables and may have to call a manager about
Thanks Cheryl! This is sooooo Fabuless!

FABULESSLY FRUGAL FRIDAY: Power Shopping - Garage Sale Style!

You may enjoy the post on HOSTING a Yard Sale.

With the recent major changes in my family (job loss, new baby) I'm REALLY tightening my belt! Would you believe that after 4 boys, I can't find any shorts that my 1 year old can fit into!? What's up with that? I also just found out we're expecting a girl. This will be our first in 8 years. You can bet that I'll be wanting a few new (to me) things for the little miss (not to mention a second crib - eek!)

So it's time to hit the garage sales.

TIME - something I don't have a lot of right now. I need to make the most of my morning. Here are some tips to POWER SHOP GARAGE SALE STYLE!!
  1. Make a list. This will help you stay FOCUSED. You need shirts for your 2 year old? Put it down! Looking for a black bookcase? Add it!
  2. Map it out. I like to look on craigslist for garage sales. I think a lot of people are turning to this for their advertising, because it is FREE! You can also check out your local paper (heavens knows you've got those coming out your ears!). And a few new tools I've come across: Yard Sale Treasure Map and Garage Sales Tracker.
  3. Leave the kidlets at home. (sounds a lot like couponing so far!) I mean, you really want to drag them in and out of the car? You know they'll find 127 things that they will want, and YOU won't!
  4. Carry a lot of change. Doesn't giving exact change sound better than waiting for the seller to find cash back for you? Plus I think you are more likely to get the price you want if you can hand it to them right away. I always have coins too for little random clothing items or books.
  5. Fanny Pack? Eek! I never thought I'd wear one of these babies, but sure sounds handy if you're going to be jumping in and out of the car! Who wants to mess with a purse? Although, I think I'll settle for my pockets. Not sure I can put one of those suckers on!
  6. Take along some snacks and water. Remember you'll be out for a bit - you don't want to waste your precious quarters on fast food do you? We're trying to stretch our dollar here!
  7. Just ASK! Sometimes the seller may have what you're looking for and they have it tucked away, forgot to set it out, or you just overlooked it!
  8. Negotiating IS an option! You've got nothing to lose. If the seller won't budge, you're still getting a great deal! ALSO - if you've picked up a bunch of items and it's come to $6.75 for example, don't be afraid to ask if the seller will take an even $6 for them. Again, you've got nothing to lose.
  9. Be Kind. Seriously... do I have to elaborate?
  10. Stick with the plan. You're not saving money if you've spent your whole wad on things that you really don't need! Don't get it just to get it. Ya know?!
  11. For those garage sales that have GREAT STUFF but seemed a bit over priced, make a note of it and head back later in the day. Often times you'll find sellers are slashing their prices in order to part with their goods!
  12. Have FUN - relax and take your time. When you finally find just what you're looking for, it makes it all worth it!

Are you having a garage sale this weekend? Know of any great DON'T MISS THIS ONE neighborhood sales happening? Share the love and leave it in the comments!

Using-Up-Those-Marshmallows: Granola Bars

Our reader Cheryl really is FABULESS! Now she has a great new recipe to share with all of us!

Granola Bars

¼ cup butter
1 pkg (10 oz.) marshmallows
½ tsp vanilla
¾ cup peanut butter candy melts (or ½ cup peanut butter chips)
4 cups rice crispies cereal
1 ½ cups quick oatmeal
¾ cup chopped walnuts

Melt butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows, stirring frequently. Once marshmallows are halfway melted add in candy melts (or chips.) Continue stirring until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add in remaining ingredients and stir to coat evenly. Coat 9x13 pan with butter Pam and press the mixture into it. Cool and cut into granola bar size pieces. Makes about 20.

These ingredients are all items I had that needed using. My 3 year old did the quality checking and says they are yummy. I am planning on making up a few different versions to keep the kids from getting bored with them before I’ve used up my marshmallows.


Use 2 Hershey bars (broken up) in place of the peanut butter chips and ¾ cups graham cracker pieces in place of the walnuts and you can use all your bargain ingredients and have s’more bars!
Or use white chocolate chips and raisins (or craisins.)
Or semi-sweet chips and broken pretzels.
Or cherry chips and coconut.
Use your imagination!

Thanks Cheryl (hiccups)

Now I need to get my brownie smore recipe up. Hope my family wants to eat them! I am sure they won't mind but my previous pregnancy pooch might not like it too much!

Free Chocolate

Today is the day. Click here for the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act coupon! Every Friday through September, Mars will be giving away a coupon for free chocolate starting at 9 AM ET. They give away 250,000 coupons each Friday. You can only get one coupon per email address per Friday, with a total of 4 coupons per household during the whole promo.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Joe's Sporting Goods - Going out of Business

Thanks to our Fab reader John for passing this info along:

Didn't know if you or your fabuless readers were aware but Joes Sporting Goods is going out of business. The Eagle Road store is already shut down and tomorrow will probably be the last day for the Nampa store. They have a TON of Reebok football cleats on sale right now. Sizes 2-5 with half sizes and a few 5 1/2's left. I got three pairs for our third son (a bigger size for each year) for $3.99 a pair. Regularly $40.

They told me that tomorrow should be their last day unless there's a lot left in which they will go for one more day. The rest of the store is 60-80% off but is getting pretty picked over. There are also an abundance of snowboarding boots and kids BSU t-shirts.
Thanks John!

Nampa is sounding pretty Fabuless tomorrow. Albertson's One DAY Sale and Joe's close out!

Albertson's Mac & Cheese/Capri Sun Promo gets MORE FABULESS!

So, I hope you read Monica's post about the great Mac & Cheese Deal HERE. Well, it gets even better! On top of getting two 5-packs of Mac & Cheese & 2 boxes of Capri Sun for $5.69 plus a $2 catalina back (catalina deal good thru 5/31), if you shop at the 36th and State St Albertsons in Boise, you can also get two bags of Chips Ahoy Cookies for 99 cents each! How??? Well, they have a special vendor coupon that's $2 off when you buy a capri sun AND a bag of Chips Ahoy cookies. Since the capri sun is free and the Chips Ahoy cookies are $2.99, you get $2 off! What a FABULESS deal!

BUT PLEASE - do not go there and take the whole tearpad of coupons. ONLY take the coupons for what you are going to buy in the store for that day!!! Why? Because the awesome grocery managers there got these coupons specifically for this promotion for US to use at their store and they ordered a ton of the CHIPS AHOY, CAPRI SUN and MAC & CHEESE to go with the coupons. If someone goes in and takes off a ton of the free capri sun peelies from the mac & cheese or all the Chips Ahoy coupons, then they won't be able to sell all the product, because most of us won't buy it without all the cool coupons!

For example, someone out there took their entire stack of the s'mores coupons for last weeks sale. They go to a lot of work to keep the great deals in stock and to get extra coupons for us couponers, and if these things keep happening, it gives them a bad taste about us and they won't continue to work hard to make these deals available for us. Most of the Albertsons are coupon friendly, and I'd hate to see that end.

Off my soapbox now... so head over to 36th and State st for your cheap YUMMY Chips Ahoy Cookies while the coupons last!

FAB FRUG Coupon Class


Our next coupon class is just around the corner! One of our FAB readers is hosting at her home in Eagle (Floating Feather/Eagle Road area) this next Tuesday June 2nd at 7:00 pm.

If you'd like to attend, just send us an email at fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot com, and we'll email you with directions! Feel free to bring a friend as well!

There is a $5 charge for the class - we know you'll more than make up for it the first week if you use what you learn! Look forward to seeing you!


Ahhh I missed yesterdays episode! What happened? Anybody? Anybody?

Tonight was auditions for LA and Seattle. What did you guys think? Who did you love? Who did you hate?

LA Auditions

*Oh my was that Shikiro guy for real? I laughed the whole time. I love that the judges are nice to the bad contestants and give them good honest feedback!
*I thought he brother and sister pair dance was weird! What did you think?

*Sammy the red and black striped hair guy that did popping was really fun to watch.
*The girl that danced with Phillip was good. I loved the number they did meshing the contemporary style with the popper style.
*I loved when Adam Shankman did the lindy hop with the contestant. So fun!

Seattle Auditions
It must have been bad because the best they could come up with was
David vs Leo Battle in Seattle. What did you think of that?

Next Week: Should be a lot more fun......

Wed June 3 at 7 pm MST
Vegas Callbacks - Part 1 -

Thurs June 4 at 8 pm MST
Vegas Callbacks - Part 2 (Top 20 Chosen)

Q&A What do you do with a Catalina?

We got a question from one of our Fabuless readers!
Q: One quick question…I read about the Mac and cheese special and Catalina coupon that comes with it, I’m still not sure what to do with those?

A: The catalina is a check out coupon that can be used on your next transaction at Albertsons. It can be used like cash to pay for your groceries. There are a few exclusions like it must be redeemed after your manufactures coupons and store coupons. It can not be used toward money orders, gift cards, alcohol, lottery tickets, tobacco, prescriptions, stamps or fuel. Other than that just use it to pay for part of your next grocery order. Also it can not be used to pay for tax. If you have more questions about catalina's check out this post here.
Hope that helps!

Coupons from Home Made Simple

My friend Katie spotted my Home Made Simple coupon book today and said hey where did you get that? Well Katie this is where I got it and you can get one too.
I have ordered these before and to tell you the truth I only used a couple before they expired. But it did include a coupon for a FREE bottle of Cascade Rinse Agent. So it was worth it to me. Click here to get yours!

Tips for signing up here.

You Just Earned a FREE Bag

If you purchased any of the above items in May you can get a free Rachael Ray/Kraft reusable shopping bag. (Capri Sun and Mac and Cheese are on a Fab sale this week at Albies)
Just send a 3x5 card with your name & address and mail your receipt with purchase price circled to this address.......

Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine
Attn: Kraft Foods Program
16 East 34th Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Looks like the perfect size for a coupon binder! Go here for all the details!

Thanks Fabuless reader Nikki!

Albertsons One Day Sale

The Idahogroceryman at the 715 12th Ave Albertsons in Nampa is having some great in-store specials for our readers this FRIDAY ONLY.

In Store Special’s For May 29, 2009
This week’s great Albies deals: Regular Price Sale

Albs. Canned Kidney Beans 15oz. .99 4 For $1
DelMonte Canned Fruit Cocktail 15.25oz. 2.39 .75

Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese 14oz. 3.29 1.25
Use $1.50/2 printable
Final $.50 each

Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese 12oz. 3.29 1.25
Use $1.50/2 printable
Final $.50 each

Martinellis Sparkling Cider 25.4 oz 3.29 1.25

All liquid Detergent 50 oz (regular and free/clear) 5.99 2.50
Use All or Surf Laundry Detergent, any .40/1 RP-5/10
Use All or Surf Laundry Detergents, any $1/2 RP-5/10
Final Price: $2.00-$2.10

Campbell’s Soup at Hand 10.75 oz ( 4 Flavors) 1.99 .50
(Tomato, Creamy tomato, Chicken mini noodle and chicken with stars)
Post Raisin Bran 20oz. 4.29 1.00
Post Honey Bunches Of Oats Almond 14.5 oz. 4.59 1.00
Post Banana Nut Crunch 15.5 oz. 4.89 1.25
GM Curves granola bars (Choc Peanut) 5.3 oz 3.99 .75
Shopper Value Mac and Cheese 7.25 oz. .79 4 For $1

C&H Sugar 5lb 2.99 1.50
C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 RP-3/15, RP-5/17
Final Price: $1.15

Albs. Canned Pinto Beans 15oz. .99 4 For $1

These deals are only for the date posted above and only at the Albertsons store at 715 12th Street in Nampa.
You will need to ask for the Grocery Manager when you arrive.
This sale will be from 8am to 4pm.
This is a limited supply only sale with no rain checks.
This sale can be cancelled at any time without prior notice.
Orders are welcome.
If you would like to be put on an E-Mail list to be notified of upcoming deals, Please e-mail Idahogroceryman@gmail.com and request to be added to this list.

Lunch Break Albies Run

So this week at Albertsons will not top last week with all the stuff we got for FREE with double coupons. Not every week is like that. Many weeks it is just about buying things at 50% off or more and stocking up a bit so you never have to pay full price for that item again.

I also bought 6 peaches at .98/lb that are not pictured here!

First I went to Grocery Smarts and made my Fabuless shopping list.

Click on image to see it full size.
Peaches .98 lb.
1.53 lbs
Final Price$1.50

Shoppers Value milk - gallon 2% $1.69
bought 2
Final Price $3.38 for 2

Albertson's natural spring water 24 pack $3.33
Extra promo: Save $3.33 instantly when you buy 4.
Final Price $10 for 4

V8 V Fusion 46 oz. $1.88
Used V8 V-Fusion Juice $1/1 SS-4/19
Final Price: $1.76 for 2

V8 vegetable juice 46 oz.$1.88
Used 1.00/1 printable at GroupB
Final Price $0.88

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 7.25 oz. 5 pack $5.69 B1G1FREE
Extra promo: Get 2 FREE Capri Sun Sunrise 10 packs with on-pack coupons.
Final Price: $5.69 for 2 Mac 5 packs and 2 boxes of Capri Sun
Plus there is a $2 catalina (check out coupon) printing when you buy the Mac and Cheese
That is like buying 2 Mac 5 packs and 2 boxes of Capri Sun for $3.69

Total $25.06
Retail: $58.18
Saved: $33.12 more than 50% savings

You've got 3 days left!!!

...to enter our FAB Massage Give Away courtesy of "Dr. O" (ahem, he's not the one giving the massage - it is his massage therapist that he has doing the work!) :) Click on the button to get to the post to leave your entries!

Have you ever had a massage? It is heavenly!

For those of you who haven't, let me assure you of a few things!
  1. You don't have to strip down to your birthday suit! You wear as much clothing (or as little!) as you are comfortable in!
  2. The massage therapist will cover your body at all times, except for the area she is working on. So you'll never feel "exposed".
  3. You can (and should!) communicate to her how you're feeling! If she's going too deep for you - tell her! OR if you want her to go deeper - tell her!
  4. It is a VERY comfortable, relaxing environment.
So if you've never had a massage before - now is the time to give it a try! Head on over to enter this FAB 1 hour MASSAGE giveaway!

Albertsons Kraft Mac & Cheese/Capri Sun Deal mingled with PERISHABLE Deals!

SO I headed over to Albertsons tonight, hoping to take advantage of the best deal this week:

Purchase a 5 pack of Mac and Cheese, and get ANOTHER 5 pack FREE - along with TWO boxes of Capri Sun FREE!

My nearest Albies is the 5&O which seems to run out of stuff pretty quick. I meandered in, expecting to see the Capri Suns gone. I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a large display (east entrance) of the Mac and Cheese and Capri Suns. So I picked up two of each, grabbed some Coke Products (only .79 for 2-liter) and some FRESH PEACHES (.98/lb - 4 star deal, and I've been craving peaches to eat on my Post Raisin Bran that I'm stocked up on!).

Once I checked out, I was pleased to see that a $2 catalina printed out! Even though the 10 boxes of Mac and Cheese were packaged in fives, it counted as the Kraft Buy 6 or More get $2 OYNO deal! (Please note the CATALINA deal ENDS Sunday!)

So I essentially received 10 boxes of Mac and Cheese PLUS 2 boxes of Capri Suns all for $5.69 ($3.69 if you account for the $2 cat! {ha ha! That sounds pretty funny!})


Also - there were blinkies for $1/2 on the V8 Fusion (and plenty of those in stock as well!) which are on sale for $1.88 each.

I only used one coupon on this trip - and it was the blinkie from the store. Wow. No brain work at all on this one!

How is your store stocked? Are you enjoying a NICE AND EASY WEEK!? (I'm also happy to have low prices on some good staples for the house - beef, milk, fruit... all good stuff!).

ps - I came across this thread on the Idaho PYP forums that lists the best perishable items on sale right now! Kind of a comparison list. I don't have ALL these stores where I am, but I do have some of them. Go check it out! (Just another reason why PYP rocks!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I was sorry that I missed all the S'mores goodies last week at Albertsons! Even more sorry now that one of my fave bloggers Marie, of Makes N Takes, has this fun idea. It involves chocolate chips rather than candy bars, but I think you could adjust your recipe and do it either way!

Chocolate Chip S'mores Surprise
involves shoving the chocolate INSIDE your marshmallow! She and her hubby have a little competition going on. She puts her chocolate (chips) inside BEFORE roasting, and he does it AFTER.

Either way, I think it is a fun and TASTY idea that I just had to share!

I'm putting Monica on the spot and asking her to post her WAY FAB S'mores Brownie Recipe! She gave me a MASSIVE square for my birthday. It was SOOO YUMMY!

Do you have a fun ways of making S'mores or using your S'mores ingredients?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We are always talking about the "5 Star Deals" at Albertsons... when you see those 5 stars, it's time to stock up!!

Well, Restaurants.com is currently running a FIVE STAR DEAL!

It's called $25 Gift Certificates FOR ONLY $2!!!

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Use the code SPECIAL to get 80% off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates

Have you never done this before? Now is the time to start!

Check out Monica's FABULESS Pictorial that will show you step by step how to take advantage of this STOCK UP DEAL!! (I'm thinking: date nights, fathers day gifts, Christmas gifts - they don't expire for a year!).
(ps - I'm currently in San Diego and just purchased one from Elija's. Can I just say to you that my parents are impressed! We're goin out tonight baby! You can use these little things anywhere!)


So it's always a great idea to head over to coupons.com (or heck, just peak at our toolbar to your right) to see what new coupons they've put up!

I just checked and got me some Yoplait and Yo Plus coupons, Country Time Canisters (I've been craving lemonade lately!), GM Cereal, and of course a $1/1 CPK (California Pizza Kitchen) Pizza. I'm dying to see if the frozen comes close to the real stuff I ate last night!! (BTW - I'm able to print these babies out twice tonight!)

Anyway, just a reminder that they do put new ones up every once in awhile. So go check it out!

(You can view a handy little pictorial that explains how to use the coupons.com bar - and just in case you didn't know, we get a couple pennies any time you print a coupon from our site, so if you're feeling the love, go ahead and print a few that have caught your eye. We won't mind!)


Albertsons 5/27-6/2

Oh Albertsons - You've kept us busy this past few weeks!! We're all tired and ready for a break!

So here we go. A new Albertsons week. A new ad. You ready?

Here is the FABULESS and FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE printable Albertsons Shopping List. If you are unsure how to take advantage of this tool, be sure to view our pictorial!

So already I'm seeing that cheese and chicken (if you don't mind the individually frozen) are cheaper at Freds this week. BUT Albies does have their milk, roasts, and ground beef priced to sell this week!

Be sure to WATCH THE EXPIRATION on these Tree Top Juice coupons (do you even have them anymore? I used mine during one of the sales with doublers - it's all a blur, I couldn't tell you when!)

$1/2 (THESE EXPIRE Sunday 5/31) Smart Source 3/29 and 5/17
No worries - there is a printable as well!

And a few other's that I'm going to snag:

2-liter Coke Products .79

Albertsons Cookies $2.50 - Hey, it's not frugal, but these things ARE SO YUMMY! And this is a great price for Albies cookies!

Albertsons Ice Cream (again, this is good stuff) $2.25 (you have to buy four to get the price).

BE SURE TO GET THIS ONE (unless you have Mac N Cheese and Capri Suns coming out your ears - then save some for those of us who don't!!)
Then use the peelie to get: 2 CAPRI SUNS FREE
FINAL PRICE: $5.69 for 10 Mac N Cheese and 2 boxes of Capri Suns!

And the ONLY PROMO going this week (I think we are all secretly happy!?)

Save $5 INSTANTLY when you purchase $20 of select Kelloggs items.
I'm not freaking out about any of this really. Don't we have enough Kelloggs in our pantry yet?

So it's really an ALBERTSONS BRAND Week. Not too many coupon match ups.

Are you seeing anything you are REALLY EXCITED ABOUT?! Share! I'm too pooped to get excited I guess!

Fred Meyer This Week

So I've been relaxing for the past 6 days with my sisters while we visited my parents in San Diego. BEAUTIFUL there! I got to try the famous California Pizza Kitchen - holy cow, that stuff was DEE LISH!

Back to reality for me!

It was fun to hear about all the fun you all had at Albys this past week! Sad I missed it, but I was happy to unwind and forget about all my worries for a few days! AND my husband survived and had the house in working condition too! (The smart guy even saved the Sunday paper for me - he knew I'd have some deal blogging to do!)

So here are a few things that are looking pretty good at FRED MEYERS this week
(although I only found one decent coupon match up... their in-store coupons have a few good staples to grab!)

Organic Strawberries $1.50/lb

Bag of Frozen Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.59/lb (aka: $6.36 for a 4 pound bag. This is less than Albies this week!)

Hershey's CB's (aka: candy bars!): 3 for $1

Lay's Potato Chips $2.00 (never pay more than $2 for chips!)


Freddys 1/2 Gallon Milk, OJ or CHOCOLATE Milk $10/10 (you don't have to purchase 10 to get the deal). Of course, you can find milk for less at Albies (starting Wednesday) or even Costco. But this is a GREAT price on OJ and Chocolate milk!

Freddys Mac N Cheese (DO YOU REALLY NEED ANY?!?!) Chix Nood or Tom soup (aka: chicken noodle and tomato) .25 each.

2 pounds Medium Cheddar Cheese $3.99 (FAB PRICE RIGHT HERE!)
Dreyers Ice Cream $2.50 Country Oven/Vita-Bee Bread $1.33 each M&M's Bag Candy $2.00

L'Oreal Vive Pro or Studio Line BOGO
USE TWO: $1/1 SS 05/17

Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday: Binder Organization

We are excited to tell you that we are starting a new series on the blog. Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday. It will be kind of like a Q & A. We will answer reader questions. If you have questions send them to fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot com. Also we know that many of our Fabuless readers are getting really good at couponing and have some great tips to share so we encourage you to submit your tips too!

For our first Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday I am going to answer a reader question about how to organize your coupon binder.

Binder Organization Categories
There are several different ways you can organize your coupons. You can sort them by insert date, expiration date, alphabetically, or store isle. Different things work for different people. This is what works for me.
I like to sort mine by isle in the store.

I have FOUR main sections: Food, Personal Care, OTC meds and Cleaning.
Then I alphabetize the categories not the coupons.

Diet/Nutrition Products This one is out of order and at the back because I do not use it as much.

Personal Care
Baby Care/Batteries
Body Wash
Eye Care
Facial Care
Feminine Hygiene
Oral Care

OTC Meds
First Aid

Air Fresheners

I also have folders for each of the stores I shop. In the folders I keep: in store coupons, copies of rebates, copies of receipts for rebates, the store ad for the week.
In addition I have a folder for my Restaurant.com certificates and other restaurant coupons and a folder for the coupons I know I will not use, but I give away to someone else. Example dog food, cat food, hair color. I do not have pets and I don't color my hair.

To see my full post on how I organize my coupons go here!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rite Aid 5/24-5/30

Huggies Little Swimmers Diapers $6.99
Use $3/1 or $1.5/1 (SS, 4/19, 5/17)
Submit $0.75 from Caregivers Marketplace Rebate Program
Final Price: $3.24-$4.74

Visine-A $5.99
Use $3 Visine-A (V, 3/15)
Use $2 Visine Rite Aid in-ad coupon
Final Price: $0.99

Dove Body Mist 3 oz or Ultimate Clear Deoderant 2.6 oz, $3.99
Use $1/1 Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Submit $2 SCR #101 (limit 2)
Final Price: $0.99

Tylenol cold/allergy products, prices starting at $4.99
Use the $3 in ad couponPlus
Use the $1 coupon from the 4/26RP
Final Price: .99
*This qualifies for the Allergy rebate #500 too.

Banana Boat Sun care products buy one get one free
Prices starting around $9.99
Buy 2 and use 2 $2 coupons from here
Final Price: $3 each

Hawaiian Tropic Sun care Products buy one get one free
Prices starting around $9.99
Buy 2 and use 2 $2 coupons from, IE or Firefox
Final Price: $3 each

Maxwell 30 pk CD-R, $12.99
Submit $5 SCR #139 (limit 1)
Final Price: $7.99 after Rebate

No Nonsense Socks and Hosiery B1G1F
Use $1 off No Nonsense Product, Any - 03-29-09 SS
Varied Price

Huggies Little Swimmers Diapers $6.99
Use $3/1 or $1.5/1 (SS, 4/19, 5/17)
Submit $0.75 from Caregivers Marketplace Rebate Program
Final Price: $3.24-$4.74

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Have You Reached Your Print Limit?

Most printable coupons have a print limit of 2. All week I have been telling you about some of the great coupons in our coupon bar. Well I have maxed my limit on most of them but would sure love a few more. Go to Kraft Food below to print more coupons. Sign in or register and then click on coupons at the top of the page.

Click Here
If you have not signed up yet it is totally worth it.
You will be able to print the following......
$1 OFF Triscuit
$1 OFF Wheat Thins
$1/2 Kraft Cheese
$1 off Velveeta Cups
$1 off Easy Mac
$1 off Digornio Flat Bread Melts
$1 off Kraft BBQ
$1 off Ritz Toasted and many more!

If you double these at Albies before Tuesday you will be able to get many of these items for FREE!

Ruby Tuesday BOGO

Use this printable coupon at Ruby Tuesday to get one free entrée when you purchase any Specialties, Seafood, Fork-Tender Ribs or Hand-Crafted Steak entrée. Coupon expires June 2, 2009!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Walgreens 5/24-5-30

To view the entire ad go here.

Reach Ultraclean toothbrush 2/$5
Use $2.50 off 2 Reach Toothbrush 4/26RP
Get $3 RR wyb 2
Final Price:.50 OVERAGE

Colgate total or wave toothbrush $2.49
Use -$1 Colgate Total Printable or $1 from 5/10SS
Get $1.50 RR
Final FREE

Posture D calcium $8.99
Get $9 RR

Vitamin water 20 oz, $1
Use $1 Vitamin Water10 20 oz bottle 4/5SS
OR $1 off printable

Reach Ultraclean floss 30 yds 2/$5
Use $1.50 off 2 Reach Floss 3/15 SS
Get $3 RR wyb 2
Final Price .50/2 or .25 each

Speed stick or Lady speed stick deodorant $1.99
Get $1 RR
Final Price .99

Tropicana Juice $2.99
Get $1 RR
Final Price $1.99

Adidas Deodorant $1.99
Use $1 coupon from 4/5RP
Final Price .99

Dial or Tone $1.50
USE $.35 from 3/8SS
Final Price: $1.15

Kraft deluxe macaroni & cheese or velveeta shells & cheese $1.99
Use -$1 off 2 velveeta shells or deluxe mac
Final Price $1.49

Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo $2.99 w/ in-ad coupon
Use $1 off in coupon bar
Or use $1 off Kraft Mayo,(exp 5/26/09) SS 4/26/09

Poppycock $3.99 bogo
Use(2)$.50 Poppycock, SS 3/29/09
Final Price 2 for $2.99

Quilted Northern 9 Roll $4.29
Use $1 Quilted Northern 4/26RP
Final Price $3.29

Tuf trash bags 39 gal 10 pk, 30 gal 15-20 pk, 13 gal 30-36 pk $2.99
Use $1 tuf trash bags 13-39 gal 10-30 pk, wags pharmacy coupon
Final Price: $1.99

I do not have prices for these, but there are coupons:

Dixie Plates & Napkins bogo
-$.35 Dixie or Dixie Ultra Plates V 3/15/09 (use 2 coupons)
-$.50 Dixie or Dixie Ultra Plates or Bowls V 5/10/09

Hawaiian tropic sunscreen bogo-$2 Hawaiian tropic sunscreen (use 2 coupons)

Indiana Kettlecorn $1.50-$.50 Popcorn, Indiana - good on any size & flavor

Thanks IheartWags

Friday, May 22, 2009

Doubler Madness

Okay, so all of this loot cost me $1.49 total (take note of the little hand grabbing for the chocolate. Like mother, like daughter!). Good times, right? Let me walk you through how I did it. I went to 2 different Albertsons (because I am strongly opposed to shelf clearing!), and did this in 5 transactions.
Start here: Get 5 copies of today's Statesman at Walmart= (.35X5) $1.75. They are open 24 hours a day, so hustle on over there (local gals, the Overland Walmart had plenty in stock!). Locate the Albertson's ad on the back page of the main section, and clip all of the doublers.

Honey-Maid Grahams=$2.49
Hershey's Bars (6pack)=$3.00
Jet-Puffed Marshmallows=$1.00
Total so far=$6.49
Instant savings when you purchase all 3= -$3.00
Use Honey-Maid Grahams, any 14 oz. or larger $1/1 when you buy (1) Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, 10 oz. or larger AND (1) Hershey's Chocolate, SS-5/17= -$1.00
Use 1 doubler= -$1.00
Total so far $1.49

1 Wishbone spritzer=$2.50
1 Wishbone dressing=$2.50
$5.00 plus previous total=$6.49
Instant savings of $2.00 when you buy 2 (to be used toward the purchase of meat, which I did. But for the sake of this breakdown, am not factoring in.)= -$2.00
Use 1 .75/1 Wishbone dressing and 1 $1/1 Wishbone Spritzer, RP-5/17= -$1.75
Use 2 doublers= -$1.75
Grand total for transaction 1= .99 cents!

6 3-pack Tree Top juice boxes=$6.00
Use 3 $1/2, SS-5/17 or Printable= -$3.00
Use 3 doublers= -$3.00
Grand total for transaction 2=FREE!!

3 Hefty zip lock bags (find the ones on sale for 2/$4)= $6.00
Use 3 $1/1 Hefty Bags RP-5/17= -$3.00
Use 3 doublers= -$3.00
Grand total for transaction 3=FREE

Repeat transaction 3 (did it at a separate Albertsons, so there is plenty left for you!)

Had coupons for free ketchup and 2 free candy bars, and since those coupons are not readily available, pretend that those items aren't there (because I have already consumed the candy bars, so they really no longer exist!).

2 3-packs Tree Top juice boxes=$2.00
Use 1 $1/2, SS-5/17 or Printable= -$1.00
Use 1 doubler= -$1.00
Total so far=FREE!!

1 Edge Shaving Cream=$1.50
Use 1 .75/1, SS-5/17 = -.75
Use 1 doubler= -.75
Total so far= STILL FREE!

1 pack Solo Heavy Duty Plates=$2.50
Use 1 $1/1 Solo Heavy Duty product, SS-5/17= -$1.00
Use 1 doubler= -$1.00
Grand total for transaction 5= .50


If you factor in the cost of the papers, I only paid $3.24 for EVERYTHING. Not bad, eh? I know for some of you, this is redundant. But when I was a newbie, I followed posts like this to the letter. That is how I learned. So hopefully, this type of post helps a few of you out there who are just starting out.

Enjoy your holiday weekend and stay safe!