Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Diaper Deal At Martins/Giant

Martins is running a great deal on diapers this week.  As long as you aren't super picky, you can get diaper packs for $4.50 each.  Anything under $5.00 is a stock up price for me and I go through some diapers.

Here's the deal:
Jumbo packs $4.50

Yep- that easy.   No coupons.  Just a bonus card.  While you're there pick up some Huggies wipes on sale for 3/$4.00.

Friday, March 21, 2014

I did it....

I can't believe I've waited this long in my couponing career to finally figure this out... What was I thinking?

Many of you know that some grocery stores around give gas points.  I've never paid much attention to the promotion because there aren't any within 20 miles of my home and I've never known  anyone to do them.  UNTIL NOW!!!  I'm hooked.  It did take me a couple of weeks of reading peoples experiences, shopping trips and asking lots of questions, but I've figured it out and I CAN'T BE STOPPED!!!

This week Giant is running 2 gas promotions where you buy x number of products and get x of gas.  Without too many details, here is how I got

    • 12 Ziploc Bags
    • 16 Campbell Soup
    • 2 PopTarts
    • 8 Boxes of Pasta
    • 24 Propel Fitness Waters
    • 20 Pack of Diet Coke
    • 3 Bottles of Windex
    • 1 Bag of Chips
    • 5 Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaners
    • 8 Boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats
    • and a bag of Bananas

FOR $1.19
It says I paid $0.02 but I really didn't.

WHAT - I know what you are thinking.

I did a total of 11 deals for a up to $3.70 off per gallon.  I paid out of pocket $79.61 with very few coupons.  I then went to the gas station and filled up my Mini Van (I have twins) and then filled up my 5 gallon gas tank (that I purchased at Walmart for $16.xx) for a total of 21.608 gallons.  I could have gotten up to 30 gallons but my car wasn't completely empty.  I was shooting for 25 gallons.  Oh well.  Next week I will master this part.

I took a picture of my 2 Giant receipts and my gas station receipt to show, but you can't really see.  Here is what it says:
Shopping Trip 1: $59.60
Shopping Trip 2: $20.01
Gas Station:  You redeemed 3629 gas extra rewards points for a savings $3.63 per gallon totaling $78.42 this purchase.
Gas - Shopping Trips = $1.19


Some other tidbits:

  • This was a Giant of PA, NOT Maryland (Maryland is slightly different as you can only get up to $2.20 off per gallon)
  • Yes, I am obsessed
  • Here is a great site to help you learn more:  ForTheMommas, just look for Giant deals
  • The closest Giant of PA is in Jennersville near the hospital
  • The closest Giant Gas Station is in New London (actually Kennett Square)
  • No, I did not buy needless stuff just to get free gas, these are all things my family will use
  • You have to have gas to go places, why not get it for FREE or darn close to it
  • Yes, I sit at home most days couponing in my head
  • I actually earned an additional discounts of $5.00 from SavingsStar bringing my total to a moneymaker of $3.81.  I didn't want to complicate the story too much.
  • You can do it too

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Circus discount time

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Present Built to Amaze in Baltimore from March 26th through April 6th.

AND THERE IS A COUPON:  They have Buy One Ticket, Get One Free going on.  You have to use code SUNBOGO at Ringling.com and use it before 3/22/14.  Oh and, i

We took Gemma last year in Philadelphia and got amazing seats and it was really fun.  Get there early and go down to the floor and visit with the clowns and animals.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cheap and Easy Kelloggs Cereal Deal

At Martin's this week (Giant), if you buy 4 Kellogg cereals, you get $6.00 off instantly.  In addition to that, there is a $3.00 off your next order coupon that will print out of the Catalina machine when you buy 4 cereals.   So here is how I got 8 boxes for FREE:

My Shopping Trip from Martins and ACME - $9.18 total
Buy 4 Kellogg Frosted Mini Bites $2.50 each
$10.00 total
Get $6.00 off instantly
$4.00 total
Use $1 off 3 coupon from the 3/2 Red Plum Coupon Insert or print one out here (if you don't have this, the deal still rules as you would pay $.25 each)
Pay $3.00 
Get $3.00 coupon off your next order to use on whatever you'd like

Then use that coupon to do it again or buy things you need and were going to buy anyways like my eggs and butter above.

You don't have to get Frosted Mini Wheat, any Kellogg cereal will work, just look for the tags.  They just happened to be the least expensive.  So say you buy 4 cereals at $3.50 each with no coupons, here is how the deal would pan out:

4 Kellogg cereals $3.50 each
$14.00 total
Get $6.00 off instantly
Pay $8.00
Get $3.00 coupon off your next order
$1.25 each - Still better than full price.

There is no limit to the number of times you can do the deal, but only do one deal at a time to get the $3.00 off coupon.  Happy Cereal Shopping.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

My freezer deal from Martin's

I finally made it out and got my own freezer deal at Martins this week.  Here is everything I purchased:

5 Toaster Strudels - $2.00 each - I used $2.00 worth of coupons from 1/5 SS and one from a cereal box
1 New York Texas Toast -$3.19 - I used $.80 worth of coupons from here
1 Super Pretzel - $2.00 - I used $1.00 worth of coupons from the 3/9 RP
4 Eggo French Toast -$2.00 each - I used $2.25 worth of coupons from collecting codes at Kelloggs Rewards
1 McCains Fries - $1.66
1 Lenders Bagel - $1.50

My total before coupons was $26.35, - $15.00 instant discount and my coupons = $5.10 for 13 items.  Needless to say, I'M GOING BACK FOR MORE!!!

If you are still coupon shy, you can make the same purchase and only pay $11.35 for 13 items with out any coupons.  That is still a deal.