Posted: May 12, 2010

This deal was going on yesterday and worked for me.  I talked to the manager and this deal will be going on next week (1 day only) as well.  He said he’d let me know when they have it again.

Mostly, I am testing out my coupon matchups entry form on this post.

Key: *** Good Deals, **** Great Deals, ***** Cuckoo ( Stock Up!)


Add the items you plan to buy to create a printable shopping list! Then click the “Create List” button below. This list may be updated throughout the week as I find more deals.

Add ****Buy 2 Pedialytes (powder boxes) $4.85 each – Unadvertised Sale
Use (1) (SS 3/7) Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupon

+ $1.50 Catalina will print
+ $1.50/1 coupons are inside the boxes
Final Price= $4.85 OOP

Add Buy 2 Pedialytes $4.85 each
Use (1) (SS 3/7) Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupon
Use (1) $1.50/1 coupons inside the boxes of your previous purchase
Use $1.50 Catalina from previous purchase

Final Price= FREE + OVERAGE: Keep rolling this deal!

Create a Printable Shopping List:
Just add the items you plan to buy & click the “Create List” button below.

Create List feature is a new feature in Beta Testing. Please leave a comment with problems or suggestions to make it better!

Posted: May 12, 2010

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals for these Fresh Market’s matchups from May 12-18

Key: *** Average Deals, **** Great Deals, ***** Cuckoo ( Stock Up!) this list will be updated throughout the week as I find more deals.

Add the items you plan to buy to create a printable shopping list! Then click the “Create List” button below.

Add Apples, Braeburn $.99/lb – May 12-18

Great Deal

Add Blackberries, 5.6oz pkg $1.48 ea

Great Deal

Add Broccoli crowns $.68/lb

Cuckoo Deal

Add Carrots, Grimway 2lb bag Baby Peeled $2.29

Great Deal

Add Cauliflower $.68/lb

Cuckoo Deal

Add Oranges, (organic) $.79/lb

Great Deal

Add Pears, DAnjou $.99/lb

Great Deal

Add Strawberries, 1lb pkg $1.48 ea

Great Deal

Add Tomatoes, cluster $.98/lb

Great Deal

Add Beef – Bone-in short ribs $1.29/lb

Great Deal

Add Beef – Rump roast, USDA Certified Angus boneless $2.79/lb

Great Deal

Add Western Family cottage cheese, 16oz asst. $0.98

Great Deal

Add Western Family Real Margarine, 16oz quarters $0.59

Great Deal

Add Western Family yogurt, 6oz asst. $0.33

Great Deal

Add Yoplait Go-Gurts, 8 pk 2.25oz Tubes asst. $1.98
-$.35/1 (SS-4/18)
-$1/2 (SS-5/9)

Final Price= as low as 1.48 ea when you buy 2
Great Deal

Add Bar-S Franks, 16oz Jumbo Meat, Chicken, Turkey, or Classic Bun Length $0.98
– $.50/1 RP coupon that may have come in your mail May 11-12

Final Price= $.48
Great Deal

Add Big Buy bacon, 1 lb pkg. $1.49 ea

Great Deal

Add Aquavista water, 24 pk 16.9oz bottles $3.50

Great Deal

Add Glaceau, 20oz VitaminWater or 1 liter SmartWater $1
in-ad store coupon- Save $5/10, limit 1

Final Price= $.50
Cuckoo Deal

Add Pepsi products, 2 liter bottles $1.25

Great Deal

Add Shasta pop, 6 pk 12oz cans $0.98

Great Deal

Add Xzude sports drink, 32oz asst. $0.50

Great Deal

Add Bugles snack mix, 8-15oz asst. $2.50
in-ad store coupon: $5/10, limit 1 (mix n’ match)
stack with: $.50/1 (5-15-10) SS-3/21

Final Price= $1.50 each when you buy 10
Great Deal

Add Chex Mix granola bars, 4.1-9.5oz asst. $2.25
in-ad store coupon: $5/10, limit 1 (mix n’ match)
$.50/1 Chex Mix Bars (SS-4/18)
$.50/2 Chex 100 Calorie Snack (SS-4/18)

Final Price= $1.25 each when you buy 10
Great Deal

Add Fiber One granola bars, 4.1-8.9oz 90 Calorie asst. $2.25
in-ad store coupon: $5/10, limit 1 (mix n’ match)
$.50/1 (SS-5/2)

Final Price= $1.25 each when you buy 10
Great Deal

Add Frito Lay snacks, 7.75-11.12oz Cheetos Mighty Zingers $1.67
$1/1 (SS-5/9)
I hope Zingers are included, I have wanted to try these since I got the coupons!
Final Price= $0.67
Cuckoo Deal
Add General Mills cereal, 17.1oz Wheaties Fuel & Chocolate Cheerios $2.25
in-ad store coupon: $5/10, limit 1 (mix n’ match)
$.75/1 (SS-5/2)
$1/1 Wheaties or Chocolate Cheerios Smith’s spring coupon booklet (was at Smith’s, not anymore)

Final Price= as low as $1.25
Cuckoo Deal

Add Western Family pasta, 22oz select varieties $.98

Great Deal

Add Lynn Wilson, 4oz Beef & Bean Chimichangas or 5oz Burritos asst. $.45

Great Deal

Add Totino’s Crisp Crust party pizza, 9.8-10.9oz asst. $.98
$1/5 (EyemasterSS-3/28)
$1/5 (SS-4/18)

Final Price= $.78 ea when you buy 5
Cuckoo Deal

Add Totino’s Pizza Rolls, 7.5oz asst. $.98
$.35/1 (SS-4/18)

Final Price= $.63
Cuckoo Deal

Add Western Family frozen vegetables, 16oz select varieties $.63

Great Deal

Add Schick Hydro 3 or 5 razor $6.99
$5/1 (SS-5/9)
This is a cuckoo price, but can be cheaper at Walgreen’s or Target this week.
Final Price= $1.99
Cuckoo Deal
Add Western Family paper napkins, 250 ct $.98

Great Deal

Add Zegerid OTC, 14ct Capsules $9.99
$4/1 (SS-4/18)
I couldn’t decide if this is an average deal or a great one
Final Price= $5.99
Average Deal

Create a Printable Shopping List:
Just add the items you plan to buy & click the “Create List” button below.

Create List feature is a new feature in Beta Testing. Please leave a comment with problems or suggestions to make it better!

Posted: May 12, 2010

Kmart Catalina available to May 16th
Buy 2 different Scott products = $2 Catalina
Buy 3 different Scott products = $3 Catalina
Buy 4 different Scott products = $4 Catalina

Kmart Deal Scenario:
(1) Scott Naturals paper towels mega roll $1.99
(1) Scott Toilet Tissue 1-Ply White 1000 Count (single roll) $1.29
(1) package of Scott Moist Wipes $1.99
(1) package of Scott Naturals Napkins $2.76
– (1) $1/1 Scott Naturals coupons
– (1) $0.50/1 Flushable Wipes coupon or from (4/18 SS)
Final Price= $6.53 OOP + get a $4 Catalina to use like cash in Kmart +  submit for the Scott rebate– to get a $4/1 Scott coupon!

$4/1 Scott coupon= FREE Scott products!

Posted: May 11, 2010

Vasuvio’s is an Organic Restaurant in Salt Lake City.
If your not in Salt Lake, go here to see what your local deal is.

At Groupon you can get a $20 gift certificate for $10!!

They are 100% organic and have free downtown delivery!

Posted: May 11, 2010

If you haven’t already got your free Infusium at Kmart, here’s a Walgreen’s deal for you:

Infusium leave-in conditioner $4.99, get a $2 Instant Value Coupon
– $3/1 (SS 5/9)
Or – $3/1 All You Magazine May coupon
Final price: FREE!

Thanks, Heather

Posted: May 3, 2010

Blogger Link Back Love

The reason I started this series is because when I was a newbie blogger, there were so many unwritten “blogger rules & codes of conduct” I didn’t know about.   I broke them all. Not intentionally. But other people didn’t know that. There still may be blogs hatin’ on me thinking I’m a jerk.  I have learned the rules and strive to be an ethical blogger, and would love to teach anyone thinking of creating a blog, or new at their blog, the lessons I learned the hard way.

I run a coupon deals blog.   I try to find original deals, but I also post hot deals my fellow coupon bloggers post. I have most coupon blogs in my Google Reader.

  1. I browse their posts until I find one I love.  Let’s say I find a great Kraft Cheese sale at Target, on Deal&More’s site.
  2. I see who Deal&More used to help find the deal, i.e., they say “Thanks,  CouponSite” at the bottom of their post.
  3. Then I click on the link to go to “CouponSite” to make sure it is the original source.  Often, it is not.
  4. may have on their post of the Kraft Cheese deal “Thanks, SamsCoupons”
  5. So I go to Sams Coupons. They have no links back at the end of their post, so it is probably their deal.
  6. I run a Google Reader search for Kraft Cheese and see which blogs post for the deal is the oldest.  I see who they linked back to.

This way I can verify who originally posted a deal.  This may seem time-consuming, but it is important to give credit to the person who originally found the deal.  Often it takes a long time to find original deals. Sometimes I give credit to multiple blogs for a deal, for example a blog added new information to a previous deal so I credit both the original deal poster and the blog that I found out new information on.

One time I posted an original deal that took me a very long time to verify and get worked up.  Another blog posted it on their site word-for-word copying me, and didn’t link back.

Virtually every coupon blog posted this deal, linking back to the deal stealer.  I was quite upset, since links back are actually very valuable to a blog and increase its ratings/views. I vowed to try to never make someone else feel that way.  So from then on, I have taken greater steps to give credit to whoever finds deals.  Also, if other bloggers think you aren’t linking back, then they won’t link back to you.  Not only is it the right thing to do, it is better for your blog to give credit where credit is due.

Now there are situations where people are going to find the same deal all by themselves.  Particularly with affiliate offers. Many companies actually email me deals to post on my site.  Other sites may post them before I do, but since I got the deal on my own from the company, I don’t have to link back to anyone.   There are also situations where I post a deal and think its completely original, only to find other bloggers have already posted it.   So if you see something on my site without a link back to anyone, that means I think I found that deal first.  Someone else might have, but realistically I can’t track all the thousands of coupon blogs and know every deal they post.  If you think someone stole your deal, more times then not they never even saw your deal.  Give them the benefit of the doubt (unless they posted the deal word-for-word).

If you find an original deal, you can always email me and if I haven’t seen it before and I think its great, I’ll post it up with a link back.

Always post in your own words.  Copying word-for-word will kill your page ranking.

Some posts you shouldn’t copy (even if you change the wording and give a link back):

Simple deal posts are commonly shared around the coupon blog world, with bloggers putting them in their own words and giving a link back.  However, I did not know this until recently, posts which take a lot of time to write up should not be copied at all.

For example, this post.  I have spent many hours on this post and would be annoyed if someone copied it.   Entire coupon match-ups for a store should not be copied (these can take up to 4 hours for one blogger to do!).  Any blogger series posts or recipe posts should not be copied.   Basically, if a blogger puts a lot of work into it, don’t change the words and post it up on your site.  You could ask them if they’d like to do a guest post, or you could post on your site “I just read about this great way to shop at yard sells at, check it out!”

A guest post: where a blogger asks another blogger if they can post a post word-for-word, with “Guest post by” and a link to your site.  For coupon match-ups, if you want to post someone else’s, just email them first to make sure its okay.  A Thrify Mom and Money Saving Mom post my Shopko & Fresh Market matchups each week.  This works great for me because I get the link back and new traffic, and they get the deals on their site.  Its not “stealing” because I have given them permission to post them in full each week.

You generally don’t have to email to ask permission if you say “Here’s my top 5 deals at Walmart this week” and then say “Here’s a link to CouponSite to see the rest of the deals”.  Many bloggers do this.

As always, if you have any questions about about this or any other subject, email me. I personally respond to all emails sent to me.

Wanna Be A Blogger Series:

Part 1 – Blogger Link Back Love (what you can and can’t copy, and how to give proper credit)

Part 2 – Hotlinking Photos (or a big no-no)

Part 3 – Comments and Followers

Part 4 – Schedules

Part 5 – When you insert a link, right under where you post the link location, where it says “Target” then shows a drop-down list, click on “open link in a new window”.  You don’t want people to click on your links and leave your site for good!

Part 6 – Rock your Ethical Blogger badge & sign the pledge

Email deidre(AT) if you have any other topics you would like covered or suggestions.

Posted: May 3, 2010

Groupon has a great deal available!  Go here to get a $25 Gift Certificate to The Wild Grape Bistro for $12!!!  Here is there website for more info about them and their menu.

Posted: April 29, 2010

First of all, my 100% free shirt from The Company Store arrived in the mail!

Second, my mom mailed me a $10/10 JcPenny coupon, and I got the cute skirts and t-shirt at the bottom of the picture for $2.12!  My daughter’s 3rd birthday is tomorrow, what a cheap gift! If you have that coupon, stop by the little kids department, tons of shirts and shorts are only $3.99 each.

Third, I went to Staples and got (2) 20-packs of FREE batteries, and 2 reams of paper for $1 each.  You can sign up for the rewards card in-store.  See how the deal works here, but in short I paid $35.18 OOP, and I am getting $31.18 back in rebates.   If you live in a state without Sales Tax, this is an even better deal for you – I paid $2.12 in sales tax+ $1 for each 500 sheet ream of paper.   My husband hates high rebates because he worries about getting the money back, I have heard great things about Staples program though so I’m trying it out for the first time.

Fourth, I went to Walmart and did the following deals, and not one single coupon beeped! It’s a miracle at Walmart when that happens!

McCormick Seasonings $1.00
use $1.00/1 (RP 4/25)
Final Price= free

Carefree liners 22 ct $1.00
– $1/1 (SS 4/25)
Final Price= free

Mac & Cheese Cups $.78
– $1/2 (SS 4/25)
Final Price= $.28 each

White Cloud TP (4 rolls) $2.00
– $1.25/1 (print up to 3 times per computer)
Final Price= $.74

Heinz 57 sauce $3.77 -A hard core couponer would have waited for a sale, but we are all out and I love Heinz! And wouldn’t it be a waste of ink if a sale never came around and I didn’t get my Heinz 😉
– $2.00 printable-no longer available
Final Price=$1.77

Capri Sun Sunrise $1.97 (they were sold out, but I saw that this is their price)
-$1/1 (SS 4/25)
Final Price= $.97 each  (this isn’t in my price points list, maybe it’s a great deal, but not quite stock up, what do you think???)

KC Masterpiece Barbeque sauce – $1.46
$1/1 printable here (must register)
Final Price= $.46

Milk $1.66 each

Digornio Pizza with breadsticks and marina sauce $6.50
– $3/1 printable (found on their Facebook page if this link stops working)
Final Price=$3.50 (Not a great or stock up price. But after running around to the bank, and 3 stores, I knew I wasn’t going to feel up for cooking dinner tonight. )

Otter Pops are on rollback for $3.46, reg $3.99 or something.  I need these for my daughter’s party otherwise I wouldn’t have paid that much.

Posted: April 27, 2010

TARGET STORE DEAL: GE Reveal Light Bulbs, Prices Start Around $2
Use $1.50/1 GE Reveal Target Coupon
stack with $1/2 Printable Coupon
Or stack with $1/1 (3/7 SS) or and (4/18 SS)
Final Price= Free


Get 2 free Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs from The Free Lightbulb Initiative!  Just fill out the form to have them mailed to you.

Posted: April 26, 2010

Vistaprint is at it again, get 140 free customizable address labels, keep in  mind shipping is around $3, so these aren’t really “free”, but still a great deal and time-saver for all of us sending in mail-in-rebates every week!

Posted: April 25, 2010

You must be a member of Staples Rewards to get these deals, sign up for free in-store or online here.

Remember, these rebates are checks to use on future purchases at Staples, not checks that can be cashed at your bank.  So this deal is only for you if you need something else at Staples later, or you want to “roll” rewards on the next deal.

Duracell Batteries 20 count pack for $9.99 – Limit 2
Get back $9.99 in Staples Rewards
Final Price after Rewards= Free!

Thanks, Mojo Savings

Hammermill Copy Plus Paper (500 sheet ream) – $6.49 each – Limit 2
Get back $10.98 in Staples Rewards when you buy 2
FINAL COST = $1 each after rebates

Thanks, Coupon Katrina

Posted: April 22, 2010

Groupon’s deal today is 2 Utah Symphony or Opera tickets for $20! That’s 81% off, just in time for Mother’s day!

It expires 5/29/10.  Go here for more info and restrictions.  Here for a list of concerts.

Oh and enough people have bought it already, so the deal is on!  (They get such low prices because they purchase in bulk.)

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