Saturday, August 29, 2009

Heads UP - KMart Triple Coupons in Ohio?

I'm head over heals swamped with writing papers for school and studying for term finals, but I've seen a couple places on my regular blogs that K-Mart will be having triple coupon events starting August 30, 2009 in the Columbus, Ohio, area. If you have some coupons and want to check it out, go for it, and good luck.

This is great for getting free or almost free paper items, cleaning supplies. It seems to me that K-Mart doesn't put anything on sale and doesn't have very much on the shelves during triple coupon days. But, last time I did gets lots of free dog food!

The coupon's are on you this time! Enjoy


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Barilla Pasta - Best Deal at Giant Eagle This Week

Sunday's paper (8-23-09) had a coupon in the Smart Source OR Red Plum for $1/2 ($1 off two) boxes of Barilla Piccolini. This week (8/20/89 - 8/26/09) Giant Eagle has all types of Brailla Pasta and Spaghetti on sale 10/$10. (You don't have to get 10 for the $1 each price.)

With the coupon, that's only 50 cents a box. Even though it doesn't list the spaghetti on the coupon, I ran it through tonight and it accepted the coupon for Barilla Piccolini. So, I got a total of six boxes (different kinds) for $3.

For those who don't have coupons, I do have a few extra so if you will email me, I'll send you some coupons. But hurry, this deal ends soon.

Also, if you have dogs and use Purina Chef Michael's dog food, I have a few coupons for $3 off one bag. I saw a sale last week for $3.50 a bag, but haven't found one this week. Even if not on sale, it only costs $1 a bag with the coupon. Sheba just loves it! I got several bags for 50 cents each last week!!!!!!!

I'm horribly busy with end-of-term papers and study for tests, but if you will send your e-mails to I will get it immediately on my iPhone and will respond ASAP.

Take Care and Have a Great Weekend,


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kroger Triples and Tickles!

Yep, tonight I saved $77 and spent $4 at one store. That tickles me pink and makes hubby very happy! He is so proud of my 'second job'. He calls it that because it saves us so much money every week! He says I've become a professional at it, but it's not that much of a mystery or that much trouble once you get into it.

I've had so much fun tonight taking in some great deals at Kroger during the weekend of triple coupons (up to 50 cents). The best deal, of course, was all the absolutely free Pillsbury Grands and related breads. Hubby looked into the refrigerator and commented, "Well, I do like biscuits with my meals." I don't consider Grands true biscuits, but I guess they are. Anyway, I used all my stash of Pillsbury coupons and now have a supply for Pantry 309 too!

Another swell deal at Kroger was Suave shampoo and body wash. Using my 50 cent coupons that tripled to $1.50, I got bottles of shampoo and body wash for about 12 each!

Crest toothpaste is $4/2 at Kroger, but with the 50 cent coupon, the final price was 50 cents. Even though it cost me 50 cents, some of them also included a free 'travel size' tube of toothpaste. I could have bought a lot more because I have a big stash of Crest coupons, but at 50 cents, even that has a limit of spending. Too bad no one is requesting my extra coupons...Too bad they expire August 31.

Mustard would have been free, but I forgot to get it tonight. I still have Sunday, though. So are the Bic pens that I forgot to get.

Reese's candy bars are free along with another free one with a BOGO free coupon that you guys will see in Sunday's Red Plum or Smart Source insert. My husband and big John especially love those. I politely got only 10 of the Reese Dark Chocolate Candy Bars (new), but promised the boys more on another day!

The very BEST deal was at Giant Eagle where I found Chef Michael (spelling) dog food (by Purina) on sale. There's a coupon for $3 off a bag in the Sunday paper (8/23), and it's on sale for 2/$7 making it only 50 cents a bag! Sheba loves it! I got several bags, but not wanting to look greedy in front of all my favorite cashiers, I went back a second time for three more bags.

Another great deal (if you're into it) at Giant Eagle are the Chinet plates and cups. Using coupons I saved for a sale from earlier, I paid only 50 cents for each set of plates and cups. Instead of paper plates, I got the clear plastic called 'crystal' plates and cups. I'm into that even though I'd never pay full price or even half price for them! (Sandy, let me know if you use these.)

For Edge shaving cream, I have to drive to another Giant Eagle but with the coupons, it's free too. We don't need so much, but hubby says if it's free, he will find a good hiding spot for it.

At both stores, the cashiers commented on what good deals I got. (Sometimes they sneer and make snide comments, ((mostly at other stores)), so a nice, positive comment is very much appreciated.) One cashier at Giant Eagle said, "I want my wife to talk to you about how to use coupons!" Another cashier was shocked, but excited with me when I saved $77 and spent only $4. (I gave her some dog food coupons too. She has several big dogs.)

One thing I've noticed is that the grocery stores never check for expiration dates. At least not the two main ones that I go to. While I'm always very careful about using coupons that are not expired, I decided to try some paper towel coupons that expired this week because the paper towels are free with those coupons. So far, it's worked with five rolls. I have 12 more to go. Wonder if I'll get them all?

My wish is that more of my friends and family would learn this art of saving money on all of your favorite grocery and personal items. It really does not take that much time once you get yourself organized - especially if you only buy what you and your family use. Once you get a little stockpile of the specific items you use, then catch these items on sale and pick up two or three extra, that all it takes!

At the end of each month, I toss out a big grocery bag of expired coupons, and that doesn't count the hundreds that I don't cut out. I'm learning to cut only the basic things I like. I file the inserts in a big manila envelope by name and date and use the coupon blogs to discover other specials that I need additional coupons for. Most 'couponers' have their own special way of cutting and organizing coupons. Whatever works for you.

Of course as hubby says, if everybody used coupons, the shelves would be empty!
It has to be something YOU want to do. I'm sure it's not for everyone, and that okay too.
I still love ya!

Take Care on the Journey,


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Good Deals This Weekend at Kroger With Triple Coupons

Starting Friday, August 21, 2009, Kroger stores in Columbus, Ohio, will triple your coupons. For instance, a .35 cent coupon will be worth $1.05. Pillsbury Grands (and other types) are on sale through Sunday for .99 cents each, so you will get .05 cents credit for each one you buy.

I'm sure there are other good deals to be made too. I'm sad that I must spend the first 14 hours of my day working clinicals at Doctors Hospital on Friday. Bummer!

Anyway, Pantry 309 should have a few nice items available on Monday for those who don't have coupons.

Can't wait!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Pantry 309 Offering More - and Could Offer More If...

I'm offering extra coupons for you to use with your favorite grocery items, and I will train others on how to shop and save with coupons when requested.

The extra coupons come in real handy when you see something you like on sale, and you have a coupon to go with it. With extra coupons, you can buy more than one of that item - one for each extra coupon that you have!

The link for the Inventory Page now includes those items that I have extra coupons for. Please feel free to e-mail me with your request for extra coupons. If I still have them, I'd love to share with you.

The FREE grocery items are still available, but in limited quantities due to my heavy school schedule and less time for shopping right now.

(If anyone is reading this who is retired or has extra time to devote to shopping for me, I'll give you my shopping list, coupons, and shopping money to pick up my great deals. If you know someone who might be interesting in assisting with Pantry 309 in this way, please let them know about our need.)

You can request items from the Inventory List and/or extra coupons to combine with coupons you gleaned from the Sunday paper to help you save even more on your grocery bill.

Remember, the email address for groceries, coupons, or training is:

Have a wonderful weekend,

PS: MENTOS coupons are back! It makes them FREE when on sale for 99-cents!


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Free baby food BEECH-NUT Coupons in Smart Source 8-2-09

(Photo credit HERE)
Correction, there were four coupon inserts in today's paper (not five as originally posted), but the coupon savings total almost $400!
There are three coupons in the Smart Source insert (8-2-09) for BEECH-NUT baby food. (At least in the Columbus, Ohio, paper.) You can get a free jar of Beech-Nut Stage 3 Homestyle Fruit and/or use a coupon for a B1G1 (buy one, get one free) of a Lets Grow product. And, there is a $2.00 coupon off any 16 BEECH-NUT Stage 2 jars. These expire 12.31.09.
For those who get the Sunday paper (anywhere in the USA), if you haven't saved a good link showing the current store sales for this week's coupons, you can go HERE and select the grocery store in your area.
Don't forget to click the link on this blog (upper left hand corner of the home page) for Pantry 309 and scroll down to see the most recent additions to my FREE grocery items. All you need to do is e-mail me a wishlist of those items that you can use to along with a contact number or e-mail address.
(The address is because I already had that blog set up for something else and changed it to the site where I list all the items I have to offer in Pantry 309.)
I was right, I didn't sleep well last night. I kept getting up to see if my papers were here because it was raining and I didn't want them to get wet. I need not have worried. My carrier wrapped them in plastic bags that kept them nice and cozy dry! Thanks, Nikki and Kevin!
Happy Back-to-School Shopping!