Sunday, July 31, 2011

Rite-Aid, Walgreen's and Fred Meyer for Under $20

I headed out today for shopping at Rite-Aid, Walgreen's and Fred Meyer. I spent less that $20 on everything pictured above!


Transaction #1
Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
+UP Rewards Received
(6) Gillette Body Wash
(3) BOGO
(1) $2/1
(2) $1/1
(3) Oral B Advantage Toothbrush
(3) $2/1
** $10 +UP

= $9.23
Received $10 +UP Reward

Transaction #2
Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
+UP Rewards Received
(4) Crest Pro-Health Rinse
(4) $2/1

- $10 +UP Reward from Transaction #1
= $2.00

Transaction #3
Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
+UP Rewards Received
(1) Skinny Cow Chocolate Box
$1/1 Video Values

(2) Dr. Scholl’s Inserts
10% WellnessDiscount
(2) $2/1
$10 +UP
(1) Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush
 ***$5 +UP

- $1 Video Values Coupon
- $3 Rite-Aid Gift Card (received in lieu of the $3/$15 that has been discontinued)
= $18.46
Received $10 and $5 +UP Rewards

- $10 Single Check Rebate on Crest Rinse
- $2.99 Single Check Rebate on Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush

Grand Total (for all 3 transactions) = $1.70


Transaction #1
Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
(1) Complete Contact Solution

= $7.00
Received $8 Register Reward

Transaction #2
Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
(1) Crayola Washable Markers


(2) Cottonelle 12-pack Toilet Paper

$1/1 Walgreen’s coupon
(2) Coffeemate Creamers

$1/2 Walgreen’s coupon
(2) $0.55/1

- $8 Register Reward from Transaction #1
= $1.65
Received $2 and $3.50 Register Reward

Fred Meyer

Regular Price
Sale Price
I Paid
(6) Ears of Corn


(1) Salad Mix
$1.49 (clearance)

(2) Cascadian Farm Cereal

(2) $1/1
(3) Jamba Juice Smoothies
$1.67 (in store coupon)
(3) $1/1
(2) Crystal Light Mix

(2) $1/1
(1) Luna Bar

(3) Corazona Oatmeal Squares
$1.00 (in store coupon)

- $5.50 Register Rewards from Walgreen's
= $7.98

My grand total for all 3 stores was $18.33!

Two Deals on Organic Produce (Seattle Area)

I love these daily deals for organic produce delivery. It's a great way to save on organic fruits and veggies without having to leave your house.

Groupon is offering a box of seasonal organic fruits and veggies from Freggies for $24 (value is $60). There are two delivery areas available. Option 1: Within 10 miles of 98101 (Seattle area) or Option 2: Within 5 miles of 98403 (Tacoma area).

The Fine Print:
  • Expires Feb 1, 2012

  • Limit 1 per person. Delivery valid only within 10mi of 98101 for option 1; delivery valid only within 5mi of 98403 for option 2. Valid only for option purchased.

  • Go HERE to get this deal.

    Tippr/Yollar is offering a box of organic produce (all veggies, all fruit, or half and half) from Pacific Coast Harvest for $14 (value $29). Delivery is available in the greater Seattle area (go here to see if your zip code is included).

    The Fine Print:
  • Limit per person: 1 (+2 as a gift)

  • Expires* on July 30, 2012

  • Redeem online following the instructions on your voucher.

  • Pacific Coast Harvest is a subscription-based service; you must register as a member before redeeming voucher.

  • A valid credit or debit card is required during the membership registration process; Pacific Coast Harvest will bill automatically for future deliveries unless membership is canceled.

  • Membership may be canceled at any time.

  • Delivery is available to the general Seattle Metro area along I-5. All major zip codes are covered—as far north as Shoreline and Lake Forest Park and as far south as Georgetown

  • Go HERE to get this deal.

    Rite-Aid Newbie (7/31-8/6)

    Welcome to the first installment of a new feature on the blog called "Rite-Aid Newbie". Each week I will giving you a scenario for shopping at Rite-Aid that will be easy to follow and will score you some great deals. These deals will be put together for the Newbie shopper. I will not use more than 2 like coupons in any scenario and will (generally) keep it to one or two transactions.

    A little housekeeping before we dive into this week's deals.

    First, a HUGE thank you to Melody from This Beautifual Frugal Life and Angela from Frugal Living NW for giving me permission to use the match-ups that Melody posts on Frugal Living NW each week in order to put together these scenarios. I do not have the brain power to dissect the Rite-Aid ad like Melody does and I bow to her expertise.

    Second, you will want to familiarize yourself with Rite-Aid various coupon programs before you get started. Make sure you are a Wellness+ member. Sign up here if you aren't a member yet. Then check out my posts about +UP Rewards and Single Check Rebates. You will also want to create an account here to access the Video Values coupons.

    Okay, let's get started.

    Transaction #1

    (1) Gillette ProGlide Razor ($9.99)
    - $4/1 Gillette ProGlide Razor (7/31 P&G insert)

    = $5.99
    Receive a $5 +UP Reward

    Transaction #2

    (1) Bic Soleil Dispposable Razors ($4.99)
    - $3/1 Bic Soleil Disposable Razor (7/10 SS Insert)

    (1) Skinny Cow 6 pack Candy ($2.99)
    - $1/1 Skinny Cow Chocolate Candy Box Rite Aid Video Values (August)
    - $1/1 Skinny Cow Chocolate Candy multipacks (
    7/31 RP Insert)

    (2) Aquafresh Extreme Clean Toothpaste ($1.99)
    - (2) $1/1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean coupon
    $1.50/1 Rite Aid Video Values store coupon

    (1) Mitchum Advanced Control Deodorant ($3.99)
    $1/1 Mitchum coupon
    - $2/1 Rite Aid Video Values store coupon

    (2) Dawn dish liquid ($0.97)
    - (2) Use .50/1 Dawn coupon (7/31 P&G Insert)

    = $5.39
    - $5 +UP from Transaction #1
    = $0.39
    Receive $1 +UP (from Bic Soleil)

    Grand Total = $5.38

    So for about 1/2 the price of the Gillette razor, you will receive everything listed above. I'd love to hear back if you go out and try this deal out.

    For all of this week's Rite-Aid match-ups be sure to head over to Frugal Living NW. And come back next week for another installment of Rite-Aid Newbie.

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    More Target Toy Clearance Finds

    I was driving past a Target today that my girlfriend had scouted out yesterday and said that they had not started marking down yet, but a sales associate had told her it would happen over the weekend. I decided to run in and see if they had started marking down. Most things were still 30% and 50% off, but look what I found for 75% off.

    Fisher Price Big Action Dig 'n Ride ($10.56)
    Super Spidey Activity Ride On ($8.74)
    Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Cell Phone ($3.24)
    Plastic Fireman Hat ($1.62) (for my son's upcoming firetruck birthday party)

    Regular Price = $96.64
    My Price = $24.16

    I was SO excited to find the Fisher Price Dig 'n Ride. It was an online return, so complete luck that I happened upon it. My son is absolutely going to love it. I am now done birthday and Christmas shopping for my son and my nephew. I'll add some books and stocking stuffers for my son, but it feels great to be done with the big stuff.

    20 FREE Prints at Bartell Drugs (7/29-7/31)

    If you live in the greater Seattle area, here is a great way to pick up some FREE prints of all those summer pictures that you have been sharing on Facebook.

    Head over to Facebook and Like Bartell Drugs. From 7/29-7/31, you be able to download a coupon for 20 FREE prints (when you sign up for e-mail updates) using the Kodak Picture Kiosks at Bartell Drugs. Take the coupon into any Bartell Drugs location this weekend and you can use the Kodak Picture Kiosk to connect with Facebook and print 20 of your pictures for FREE.

    I was just noticing that the only pictures in my work cubicle are of my son's 1st birthday party....and he'll be 2 in a couple weeks. I'm planning on heading in to Bartell's to print some updated pictures.

    Target Toy Clearance

    I was lamenting over on Twitter that I didn't think I had done very well at the big Target 75% off toy clearance. But when I got home and looked at what I got again, I was pretty happy. I may not have saved hundreds of dollars, but I also didn't spend hundreds of dollars. I spent less than $40 on everything pictured below.

    2 Handy Manny Consturction Sets
    2 Cars Duplo Sets
    Sorry Spin Game
    Stick a Doodle Paper and Markers
    2 Baby Washclothes

    Regular Price = $ 149.92
    My Price = $ 37.34

    I was really excited to find the Duplo sets because those rarely go on sale. And there are REALLY pricey! I was hoping to find the Fisher Price barbeque set. My girlfriend actually had one in her cart for me at another store, but someone took it when she had her back turned (seriously!!!).

    So I was feeling good about my trip....until my sister sent me a picture of her trip.

    Wowza! She spent $114 on over $380 dollars worth of merchandise. And to top it off, she will be donating most of it to Seattle Children's Hospital!

    Nice work, Rachel. You definitely win this round (we're sisters...everything is a competition).

    Did you go to the big toy sale? What did you get?

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Grocery Store Round-Up

    Here are my favorite grocery store deals and links to fellow bloggers with the full match-ups.

    Buy Snackwell’s Cereal Bars between 7/11-8/7
    Buy 1, get $1 Catalina
    Buy 2, get $3 Catalina

    Snackwell’s Cereal Bars on sale $2.50
    Buy 2
    - (2) $.75/1 coupons from 6/26 SS insert
    Pay $3.50, get $3 Catalina= $0.25/each
    See more Safeway deals over at Frugal Living NW

    Fred Meyer deals are good through 7/30.

    Corazonas Oatmeal Squares, $1.00
    - in-store coupon book (page 19)
    -$1.00/1 Printable Coupon
    = FREE (Limit 10)
    See more Fred Meyer deals over at Frugal Chic Living.

    Guerrero Flour Tortillas, 10 count $2.00
    - $1/1 printable coupon
    - Albertson's Doubler (coming in Sundays paper)
    = FREE
    See more Albertson's deals over at The Coupon Project.

    See all the participating products in this promotion and more QFC deals over at Coupon Connections.

    10 for $10 sale (do not need to purchase 10 items to get this price)
    Hass Avocados (medium)
    Large Mangos
    Yellow, Red, or Orange Bell Peppers
    = $1.00/each

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Giggle: Muslin Swaddling Blankets $2/each

    Yesterday, I read about a new daily deal site called Giggle over on Organic Deals and Coupons. When you sign up, they will e-mail you a coupon code for $10 off your first order. The coupon code showed up in my mailbox less than 24 hours after I signed up.

    I went to check out the deals today and found these awesome bamboo muslin swaddling blankets. They are on sale for $15.99 for a 3-pack, but with your $10 credit you will only pay $5.99 for 3 blankets. I LOVED muslin swaddling blankets when my son was an infant. And I love that these are solid white....great washability (is that a word?). These would make a great addition to a baby shower gift.

    Go to Giggle to sign up today. The coupon code should be in your e-mail tomorrow and the above deal runs through Friday, 7/29.

    Best Day to Join Ebates

    Ebates is offering my favorite Daily Double today....52% back at

    You can get Shop Smart magazine for $1.67 per issue (see my review of this magazine here). Or pick up Cooking Light (another favorite of mine) for $8.64 for 12 issues. Please note that All You magazine is only eligible for 26% cash back.

    I also noticed that now offers books! Some of the titles I noticed where What to Expect When You Are Expecting ($4.31 after cash back), The Happiest Baby on the Block ($4.79 after cash back) and What's New, Cupcake ($4.79 after cash back). All of these prices are about 50% less than Amazon.

    Lastly, if you are new to Ebates you can receive a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble, Target, Home Depot, or when you sign up. You will receive your gift card in the mail after your first $25 purchase through Ebates. They had this offer when I signed up and I got my Target gift card in the mail pretty quickly!

    Ebates offers cash back rewards at a TON of online retailers. And it is really easy to use. Anytime you want to buy something online, head to Ebates first and see if they offer a cash back reward. If the site you want to purchase from is listed, just click on it and you will be directed to that site. Do your shopping as normal. Simply by accessing the site via Ebates, you will be rewarded with the cash back reward.

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    I Want to Hear from You!

    I feel like I have been MIA from the blog for the past couple weeks.....and in all honesty, I feel like I have been MIA from life as well. I think the lack of sun here in Seattle is starting to wear me down. But I'm headed out of town this weekend and determined to get re-energized about life and about this blog.

    And that is where you come in. I would LOVE for you to leave me a comment about what you would like to see on Coupon Newbie Blog. I have some ideas about the direction I want to take this blog, but I really want YOUR feedback, suggestions, and advice.

    * What types of posts do you enjoy on the blog (my shopping trips, daily deals, store match-ups, etc?)
    * What posts do you skip (be honest, I won't get my feelings hurt)?
    * What stores would you like to see me focus on?
    * What would you like to see on Coupon Newbie Blog that you don't see on other frugal websites?

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you in advance for any comments that you leave.

    Make sure to Like Coupon Newbie Blog on Facebook and follow me on Twitter (@CouponNewb) for the latest info and updates.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Grocery Store Round-Up (7/21)

    Here are my favorite grocery store deals and links to fellow bloggers with the full match-ups.

    Franz White Bread (24 oz.) on sale $2
    - $1/1 printable coupon= $1

    See more Safeway deals over at Frugal Living NW

    Fred Meyer deals are good through 7/23.

    Tillamook Shredded Cheese, 8 oz, $1.00
    with in-ad coupon
    = $1 (Limit 5)
    See more Fred Meyer deals over at Frugal Chic Living.

    Tully's Coffee, 12 oz
    $4.99 with in-ad coupon (limit 3)
    - $1.50/1 coupon from 6/5 SmartSource
    OR - $1/1 printable coupon= as low as $3.49

    And of course, you will need creamer:

    Bailey's Coffee Creamers $1.50
    Buy 2 of these, get a $1 coupon
    - $1/1 coupon from 6/19 SmartSource
    = 2 for FREE after coupons & Catalina coupon

    See more Albertson's deals over at The Coupon Project.

    La Victoria Diced Chiles 4oz $0.75 (price when you buy 10 participating products)
    - $1/2 LaVictoria Product 5/15/2011 SS Insert
    = $0.25
    See all the participating products in this promotion and more QFC deals over at Coupon Connections.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Daily Deals I Love

    Here's a couple of daily deals worth considering today.

    $10 for a $20 credit to FitinClouds Foldable Flats. Use the code SHARE to get an additional $3 off. Plus, if you share the save via e-mail after you purchase, you will get a $2 Eversave credit. Go to here to Eversave to get this deal.

    These beach chairs look like such a fun idea. You can get them for $14-$19 each over at You can earn $30 in credit when 10 of your friends join the site (no purchase necessary). They also have a fun collection of kitchen tools (guitar shaped cheese grater, anyone?). Go here to grab these deals.

    Over on Plum District, you can get a $60 voucher for $25 to Calinana Jewelry. This would be a great voucher to use to pick up an awesome Christmas gift for your mom, mother-in-law, sister, etc. Plus, you will get FREE shipping. There are some really beautiful pieces on the Calinana website. Definitely worth checking out. Go here for this deal.

    This last deal is a little pricey, but I absolutely LOVE these rockers. I have been wanting to get the airplane one for my nephew since before he was born (someone hide my credit card). On Family Finds, you can get any rocker from Rockabye for $69.99. These retail for $139.99.

    Family Finds also still has a deal for a $30 voucher to Peeled Snacks for $15. Go here for these deals.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    I love this idea!

    Did you get a chance to print the Target coupon last week for $2/1 Bed Pillow (no longer available)? I can across this great idea on my friend Karen's board on Pinterest. LOVE!

    I don't know about you, but I personally need more than a $2.50 pillow under my head to get a good night's sleep. But this project would be a great way to use those cheap pillows. Basically you sew together 5 pillowcases, insert 5 pillows, and have a perfect nap mat for the kids.

    Now if only I knew how to sew.....

    I am loving Pinterest. This website allows you to create inspiration boards on any topic you want. You pull pictures from websites or other Pinterest boards and "pin" them on your board. I have already created a board for my son's 2nd birthday party (fire truck themed) and a wedding shower I am throwing. And I've thought of about a gazillon other boards I need to create. Are you on Pinterest?