Friday, February 27, 2009

Free: Express Panty through March 1, 2009

At Express Intimates stores, you can get a free Express Essential Cotton Panty with no purchase required with this printable coupon. Valid February 27-March 1, 2009 or while supplies last. One Essential Cotton Panty per customer. Solid white, black, body beige and pale pink styles only. No purchase necessary. No substitutions. Coupon must be presented and surrendered at the time of purchase. Essential Cotton Panty is non-returnable. Valid at Express Intimates Stores and online at only. Associates are not eligible.

Macomb Area Store locations:
  • Lakeside Mall
    14600 Lakeside Circle
    Sterling Heights MI 48313
    (586) 247-1915
  • Mall at Partridge Creek
    17420 Hall Road
    Clinton Township, MI 48038
    (586) 412-4927

Planning a trip to the mall? Check out Deal Seeking Mom's post on 5 Freebie Coupons to Print Before Your Next Mall Trip!

I was hesitant to post this, wondering what my dear readers might think about broadcasting free intimate apparel. These are for plain old underpants, and as my husband assured me, all normal people should wear them. :) Here's hoping the rest of you feel the same way!

ALDI: Last Day to Save $5 off $30 with Coupon!

Saturday, February 28 is the last day to use the $5 off $30 printable coupon at Aldi. That makes tomorrow a great day to stock up (if you're already an ALDI shopper) or a great day to take yourself on your first Aldi tour!
Read ALDI 101 for a few tips before your trip!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Meijer: Super Sale Saturday, February 28

$1.69/lb Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin (sliced free)

$0.88 2 Liters (includes Coca-Cola Classic, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist or Mountain Dew)

$3.99 Charmin Ultra Strong or Ultra Soft Bath Tissue, 9 large rolls
-$0.25/1 any Charmin Bath Tissue (from 2-8 PG) = $3.49*

$1.25 Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice, 64 oz bottle
-$1.00/2 Old Orchard 64 oz printable = $0.75 each

$1.59 Hillshire Farm Rope-Style Smoked Sausage, Cheddarwurst or Brats, 14-16 oz
-$0.35/1 Hillshire Smoked Sausage (from 1/25 RP) = $0.89* when you buy smoked sausage w/coupon

$3.49 California Sweet Seedless Navel Oranges, 8 lb bag!

$4.49 Meijer Cooked Tail-On Shrimp, 50-60 ct, 16 oz frozen

$1.98 Kellogg's Special K bars, 6 ct
-$0.70/1 any Kellogg's Special K product (from 2-22 RP) = $1.28 after coupon

1/2 PRICE Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies

$0.79 Suave Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz - great charity donation!
-$1.00/2 Suave Hair Care (from 1-11 RP) = $0.29 each WYB 2 w/coupon

Buy One, Get One Identical Item FREE Excedrin, 50-60 ct
(Back & Body, Extra Strength or Migraine)
-$1.00/1 Excedrin (from 1-4 SS) = final price unknown OR
-$2.00/1 Excedrin Migraine printable

$5 Dove Bar Soap (6 pk) or Body Wash, 19-24 oz
-$1.00/1 Dove bar soap or body wash coupon (both from 1-18 RP) = $4 each OR
-$1.50/1 Dove body wash printable = $3.50 each

$8.99 Pampers Jumbo Swaddlers, Cruisers, Baby Dry Diapers or Easy Up Training Pants (Limit 2)
-$2.00/1 Easy Up Training Pants (from 1-25 RP) = $6.99 ea
-$1.00/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants (from 2-8 PG) = $7.99 ea

$3.99 Sterilite 18 Gallon Tote (save $2)

*This deal requires a coupon to double at Meijer. Most Macomb area Meijer locations will double 2 identical coupons per transaction, and accept any additional identical coupons at face value. Call your store to learn more about your location's coupon policy.

View the Meijer Super Sale ad here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You

Get smarter about grocery shopping. These tips could change your family eating habits.
13 Things Your Grocer Won't Tell You
Authors: Adam Bluestein and Lauren Gniazdowski
from Reader's Digest, March 2009

Plus, an online bonus: 18 More Tips from Your Grocer

I thought some of these were pretty interesting. Having worked at a small Spartan store through college, some of them I knew from experience. Anyone care to share their thoughts?

Friday, February 20, 2009

How to Save Money Without Clipping Coupons

Yes, I'll admit it. Clipping coupons isn't always for everyone. Even for those of us who regularly use coupons, occasionally we pass through a season of life when we don't have TIME to sort, clip, and organize coupons.

Check out this post from Crystal at Biblical Womanhood:
Lower Your Grocery Bill without Clipping Coupons

In our family, the plan is generally to buy the "loss leaders" (best deals) with coupons at stores when they're items we need, can use or donate. From there, we get non-sale staples at Aldi (thank GOD for Aldi!). Crystal recommends Aldi as well - if you haven't checked it out, now is a great time! If you have an Aldi-shopping friend, ask if you can meet and shop together the first time so that you can learn as you go.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Follow Me!

If you're interested in "following" this blog regularly, please use the link on the lower right hand side to become a follower. I'd love to have you along for the ride!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Old Navy: $5 Valentine's Day Coupon

Visit Old Navy anytime before February 14th with your child (or children), and they will each be given an Old Navy Valentine to color. Have your child color the card and return to Old Navy on or before Saturday, Feb 14th to present it to the store. Old Navy will give your child a coupon for $5 off a purchase in exchange for the colored card. Note that you can pick up the coupon before Valentine's Day--but you will ONLY be able to use it on Saturday, the 14th.

If you can't think of anything you need at Old Navy, $5 will usually get you 3 free pairs of socks, if not something from the clearance rack! This week, all graphic tees, polos and knit shirts for toddlers are only $6 ($1 after coupon). You might consider grabbing a goodie or two with Easter baskets in mind as well! Any other ideas on how to use this coupon?

The fine print on the coupon: Only valid at Old Navy Stores in the US and Canada. Not valid online. Coupon is good for one-time use only and must be surrendered at time of in store purchase. Cannot be combined with other offers. If value of the purchase is less than the total value of the coupon the unused balance will be forfeited.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

How do you save money like that?

We get asked this question quite often when people learn how much money we save on our grocery bill (usually 50-75% off regular prices). For us, saving money is driven partially by necessity and partially as a strange hobby of sorts. It does take TIME, however. You'll find that time and money are almost always a tradeoff, and it works that way with bargain-hunting, too.

Once you familiarize yourself with the terms, abbreviations and rules of the game, you'll find it's not difficult to reduce your spending.

If you don't already get the Sunday paper, you'll want to consider a subscription or make an effort to stop and purchase one or more every week. Even that is optional, however, as many coupons are now available in printable formats.

I'll try to regularly post the best grocery deals for Macomb area stores. In addition, I'll post freebies, drug store and online deals when they're good. Please feel free to ask questions or chime in - I don't have all the answers, but I'll do my best to help!

Meijer: Deals for February 8-14, 2009

These were some of the best deals I could find this week - please let me know if I missed any!

1.00 Betty Crocker Frosting, 12-16 oz
-$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting (from 2/8 GM)
FREE after coupon*

$1.00 Chex Mix, 7.5-8.75 oz
-$0.50/1 Chex Mix (from 1/25 SS) or
$1.00/1 printable (you can print 2 per computer)
FREE after coupon*

$1.25 Progresso Soup, 18.5-19 oz
$1.10/1 printable (you can print 2 per computer)
$0.15 after coupon (good charity donation!)

$0.99 Softsoap Elements Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz pump
-$0.35/1 Softsoap (from 2/1 SS)
$0.29 after coupon*

$0.60 Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, 10.75 oz
-$0.40/3 Campbell's condensed soup (from 1-11 SS)
$0.33 each after coupon* (good charity donation!)

$1.25 Skippy Peanut Butter, 15.3-16 oz (natural, super chunky or creamy)
-$0.40/1 Skippy Peanut Butter (from 1/18 RP)
$0.45 after coupon* (think charity!)

$1.99 Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion, 10 oz
-$1.50/1 Vaseline Lotion (from 1/18 RP)
$0.49 after coupon

$0.99 Melitta Cone Coffee Filters, 40 ct
$0.50 printable Meijer Mealbox coupon (limit 1 per transaction)
$0.49 after coupon

$1.25 Wishbone Salad Dressing or Lite Accents, 7-16 oz
-$0.75/1 printable (you can print 2 per computer)
$0.50 after coupon

$1.50 Betty Crocker Warm Delights, 2.9-3.6 oz
-$0.50/1 BC Warm Delights (from 2/8 SS)
$0.50 after coupon*

$2.00 Yoplait Kids or Trix Yogurt, 6 pk 4 oz
$1.50/1 printable (you can print 2 per computer)
$0.50 after coupon

$2.00 Yoplait Yo-Plus, 4 pk 4oz
1.50/1 printable (you can print 2 per computer)
$0.50 after coupon

$1.34 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 75-90 ct cube
-$0.40/1 Kleenex Lotion Facial Tissue (from 1/4 SS 2)
$0.54 after coupon*

$1.29 Aunt Millie's Old Fashioned White or Wheat Bread, 24 oz loaf OR
$1.29 Aunt Millie's Old Fashioned White Hot Dog/Hamburger Buns, 8 ct
-$0.35/1 Aunt Millie's Product (from 1/11 RP)
$0.59 after coupon*

$1.67 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz pouch
-$0.50 printable
here or here
$0.67 after coupon*

$1.67 Betty Crocker Fruit Stickerz
-$0.50/1 BC Fruit Stickerz coupon (from 2/1 SS)
$0.67 after coupon*

$1.67 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, 19.8-26.7 oz
-$0.50/1 Betty Crocker box Supreme Brownie Mix coupon (from 2/8 SS)
$0.67 after coupon*

$1.49 Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 24 oz
-$0.75/1 Clorox product coupon (from 1-25 RP)
$0.74 after coupon

$1.79 Suave Deodorant
-$0.50/1 Suave Deodorant coupon (from 1/11 RP)
$0.79 after coupon*

$2.00 Nature Valley Granola Bars
-$1.00/1 Nature Valley coupon (from 1/4 GM)
$1.00 after coupon

$2.00 Chex Mix Bars
-$0.50/1 Chex Mix Bars coupon (from 2/8 GM)
$1.00 after coupon*

$2.00 Multigrain Cheerios, 10.4-17.2 oz
-$1.00/1 Multigrain Cheerios coupon (from 1-18 SS)
$1.00 after coupon

$2.50 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Products
-$3.00/2 Herbal Essences coupon (from 2/8 PG)
$1.00 each after coupon when you buy 2

1/2 PRICE Sargento String Cheese, 9-12 oz (sale price $2.67, but varies by location)
-$0.55/1 Sargento cheese (from 1-4 S1)
$2.12 (price may vary)

1/2 PRICE Lysol Disinfectant Spray, 19 oz
-$1.00/1 (from 1/4 or 2/1 SS) or
Final price unknown - but it's a good savings on regular price!

*This deal requires a coupon to DOUBLE at Meijer. Note that most Meijers will double only 2 identical coupons per transaction (some will only double 1). See notes below.

And that's not necessarily all! I was able to list the BEST deals, but there are still other good deals, depending on what your family needs.
View more matchups here:
A Full Cup Meijer Matchups

Please remember:

  • MOST Macomb Meijer stores will double coupons up to $0.50, but no more than 2 identical coupons per transaction. The new Cass/Groesbeck location will double no more than one (of each identical) per transaction. You may want to call your location before shopping to be sure.
  • You can print 2 copies of each printable coupon per computer. Use your back button; refresh the screen if necessary.
  • If a particular sale item is out of stock, be sure to ask your cashier for a raincheck.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin