Friday, June 25, 2010

Last Post

I have decided that this will be my last post. I have really enjoyed blogging over the past year but I can't give the blog all of the time that I would like, so it's time to give it up. Thanks for checking in for good deals and local updates. I will still be teaching Grocery Tutor classes, but can't commit the time to blog. Have a great summer. Hope to see many of you at Rainbow Foods!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Walgreens Deals

Walgreens has a couple of good deals this week.

Nivea for Men Active 3 Bodywash 16.9 oz.
  • Regular Price $5.99
  • Register Rewards $5.99
  • Final Price FREE

Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Blade Razor System

  • Regular Price $7.99
  • Register Rewards $4.00
  • Use $5/1 SS 6/13
  • Final Price $1.01 MoneyMaker

I went to one of the Walgreens in Eden Prairie tonight and did the following:

  • 3 separate orders:
  • 2 orders of (1) bodywash and (1) razor
  • 1 order of (1) bodywash

I spent $26.43 and received $26 in Register Rewards! Remember that you can use these RR at Rainbow Foods or Cub Foods. Rumor has it that Target will also accept these, but I haven't tried it yet. I plan to use these RR at Rainbow to enhance my grocery savings.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Here are 2 great opportunities at CVS this week:

Schick Hydro $8.97
Extra Care Bucks $4.00
$5/1 6/12 SS coupon
Final Price: $.03 Money Maker (limit one per ECB card)

Gillette Body Wash $4.00
Extra Care Bucks $4.00
BOGO Gillette Body Wash 6/6 PG
Final Price: 2 FREE with ECB


Old Spice Body Wash $4.00
Extra Care Bucks $4.00
BOGO Old Spice Body Wash 6/6 PG
Final Price 2 FREE with ECB

Thursday, June 10, 2010

FREE Snapple!

Hurry! Print these coupons before they're gone! Snapple is offering BOGO coupons on their Facebook page. Click HERE for your coupons. Click "LIKE" and you will be able to print 2 coupons.

Vitamins and Supplements!

This is a great time to be stocking up on vitamins and supplements!
  • This week Rainbow Foods has their Nature's Bounty Your Life Multi Vitamins on sale BOGO. This is a new women's vitamin. Price is $10.79. Use (2) $3/1 coupons from SS 6/6 or (2) $2/1 from Grocery Game 1 Get these for as little as $2.40/each. Most of the Nature's Bounty supplements are BOGO this week as well.
  • This week Rainbow Foods also has Sundown Naturals Children's Vitamins BOGO. This is for the Marvel Hero's Gummy vitamins. Use (2) $1/1 coupons from Grocery Game 1 to get these for as little as $1.85/each. This is assuming that you are shopping on Sat. and doubling your coupons.
  • Next week (6/13-6/19) CVS has Nature Made Vitamins and supplements on sale BOGO limit 6. Use (2) $3/1 coupons from SS 6/6 or (2) $2/1 coupons form Grocery Game 1 to make this a great deal. These vitamins/supplements start at $4.29.

Rainbow Foods Catalina Coupons

I noticed a change in the way Rainbow prints some of its catalina coupons this week. The current Kellogg's cereal promotion includes an instant $10 off and a coupon for a gallon of FREE milk up to $3.00. Typically this milk coupon would print out of the catalina machine upon the completion of your checkout. This week it printed out in the form of a coupon at the bottom of the receipt similar to the CVS ExtraCareBucks. It doesn't look like a coupon so you have to look carefully. This would be easy to miss if you weren't looking for it. I'll keep my eyes open to see if this continues to be the way this type of coupon is presented. Don't let any of these end up in the trash!

Why does Cub Foods accept expired coupons?

I had the chance to visit with a woman who has worked closely with Cub Foods in the past. She shared with me that the reason Cub can accept expired coupons is because they own their own coupon clearinghouse which allows them to reimburse themselves for coupons. This answers the question as to whether Cub gets reimbursed for the expired coupons or not. This also explains why the cashiers at Cub never check the expiration date to see if it's within the 5 mo. period or not. One more piece of local shopping information to tuck away!