Thursday, October 30, 2008

Vacation Over!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sugar, Sugar!

You'll find a deal on sugar at Albertsons this week

C&H granulated sugar 5 lb. on sale for $2.50.
Save $3 instantly when you for every $10 you spend on participating items. Bringing the price down to $1.75
Then use your coupon: C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 Red Plum dated 8/17
Final price is $1.40 for 5 lbs.
If you had 5 coupons you then could buy 25 lbs. for $7!

Ain't that sweet! And there's plenty more deals where that came from at Grocerysmarts

Friday, September 19, 2008

THE Store to shop at

I found it! The Albertsons that is fully stocked with all the sale items - and on Friday night no less. . . .


and here I sit in my Park City Marriott condo without my coupons or a printer URRRRRRRRGH!

Oh well. Does anyone know anyone in Park City that I can teach how to use coupons and to save loads of money, cuz no one is shopping the sales up here. All these good deals just going to waste.

For those of you near a printer and want Malt O Meal for only a quarter, yes, that's $.25
Go to these links to print a coupon at each:
Link & Link & Link & Link & Link **
FYI - photocopying coupons is fraud AND we don't want these benefits to stop
**These are the same links you will find at

And if I were shopping, I would also get the IN-AD coupon for the oreos - 2 for $3 and save them for Christmas desserts, and the IN-AD coupon for the Free Tree Top Apple Juice just in case I actually spend $25.
Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup and Tomato for $.40 after Sunday paper coupons dated 9/7. I would be able to get 24 cans at this price because I have 6 sets of coupons. (After $10 you get Campbell's soup label points for your favorite school)

Instead of shopping and stocking up and saving money, I blog.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


No, I am not calling for my mother (although she is constantly bailing me out of some jam; i.e. watching my kids, cleaning up my kitchen, running an errand).

It's a huge Malt O Meal cereal sale at Albertsons! Great deals. Check it out on Grocerysmarts.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Smiths - 9/10 thru 9/16

These deals caught my eye this week:

No Coupons needed -
Boneless Skinless Chicken $1.59 lb
Gallon Milk $2
Kroger Mandarin Oranges $.34 each if purchased by the case

Deals with or without coupons:
Tyson's Split Chicken Breasts $1.49 lb - and with Coupon 7/20 $.55 off one pkg
Campbells Soup, tomatoe or chicken noodle - $.39 each (if you purchase 15 items) & only $.29 with coupon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hairspray; not just a favorite movie

After Preferred Savings <$10.43> & Coupons <$12.50> & <$7.00> off next purchase -

My Grand Total was $2.93

Friday, September 5, 2008


Huggies CleanTeam Wipes (42 count) are $1.64 each at Walmart
There's a coupon in the SS 7/20 packet where you save $3 on 2.
When you buy two they each end up only being $.14 each.

That's the normal price so you don't have to rush to the store to get that deal, just go before the coupons expire!!
Also MAKE SURE YOU GET THE RIGHT WIPES! Surprisingly enough these wipes were located next to the baby oil and MaxiPads. They don't come in a hard container but rather in a little small plastic type soft package.

I don't have any little ones anymore but I keep them in my car and take them camping.

Be sure and check out the post below:

Never Fear, Albertsons & General Mills is here. Go Box Tops!

Week of 9/3 - 9/9
Most coupons this week are found online via the grocerysmarts website. So even the people who don't have all the newspaper coupons can make a killing this week.
Subtotal: $95.83
Preferred Savings: <$51.60>
Coupons: <$24.10>
Total Cost: $20.13
Total Savings: $75.70
+ Receipt for 20 Box Tops plus all the ones I cut off the items I purchased

11 Scott Bath Tissue FREE * 1 Scott Bath Tissue FREE * Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $1 * Pillsbury Cinn Bites $1 *Pillsbury Crescent Roll $1 * BC Frosting $.45 * BC Muffin Mix $1 * 4 Chex Mix Bars $1 * Nature Valley Granola Bars $1 * Yoplait Kids Cups $1.50 * 4 Fiber One Bars $.90 * 2 Pillsbury Cookie Dough $1

There are a lot more good deals this week at Albertsons. I'm just overstocked from past sales and don't need or have room for many of these items.

Take note: I used my raincheck from last week for the Scott Bath Tissues. The Scott Bath Tissues have Box Tops on them. I didn't know that the last time they were on sale and so most of them are sitting at the dump. . .

Also, Albertson's has changed there policy on their RAIN CHECKS. They used to be life time but now they are 30 days.

I had a hard time finding my coupons listed as General Mills Insert 8/10; it looks like this:

P.S. Smiths is having a case lot sale - I bought a case of mandarin oranges - $.34 a can No coupon needed

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Associated Foods have good sales this week, also. If any of you are carrying around rainchecks for last weeks La Victoria Salsa 12oz. (Albertsons had it for $1 and then the coupon from the paper for $.75 off two makes it $.63) That size is on sale at Associated Food stores for $.99.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy 080808! Celebrate at Smiths!

I got all of this for (BOTTOM LINE): $7.90! Subtotal: $64.64
Fresh Values: ($23.04)
Total Cost: $17.90
Rebate: ($10.00)
Total Savings: $56.74
ToTAl: $7.90

2 FiberOne $1.00 * 2 FiberOne $.40 * 4 Maltomeal Cereal FREE * 4 Poptarts $1 * 4 Fruit shapes $1 * 2 Keebler Cookies $1.38 * 6 Electra gelpacks $.74 (makes them $.04 a load) These prices are before the rebate

In the TASTE coupon section, where you find the Kellogg's coupons, you will find a rebate for $10 if you purchase 10 Kellogg's items.

Before you put away your groceries, prepare and mail in your rebate. I find if I don't do it immediately, I lose something that needs to be sent in or I forget. Every penny seems to count more these days.

Friday, July 18, 2008


I haven't shopped this week. Not many sale items to motivate me, however, I did get a deal on something . . .


Have any of you purchased gas at Smith's? I've been noticing on my Smith's receipt, something about a penny off of gas or 5 cents off of gas and figured that wasn't much so I put it aside.

This week I was passing through the Smith's intersection in Layton and needed gas. Smith's showed there price as 2 cents cheaper so I decided to go there. When I scanned my little keychain card it brought the price down 5 more cents just for being a fresh value customer and then another 2 cents for my latest shopping bonus, so instead of $4.19 a gallon at Chevron, my gas cost me $4.10.

I only saved 9 cents a gallon but every cent counts these days!

Happy Pumping.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

So good to be back!

I can't believe how fun grocery shopping is. I've been out of town for two weeks and then swimming lessons have consumed my summer; plus, there haven't been any wonderful, drop everything sales lately, so I haven't done much grocery shopping. Thank goodness for food storage and previous sales.

But I am back and so have a few sales. I walked out of Albertsons remembering how good it feels to get a super deal on groceries.

Last week I didn't have time to post what I bought but I hoped the picture would inspire some of you. This week is kind of fun with the movie tickets, just a little added bonus and excuse for a couple of dates. . .

Subtotal $126.38

Preferred Savings [$48.06]

Coupons [$24.79] (includes 2 - $3.50 "use next visit")

Total: $ 53.53 Total Savings: 72.85 + 4 Movie Tickets: $32.00 = $104.85

2 Fruity Cheerios at $1.24 each * 10 Fruit Snacks 1.59 * 2 Gogurts $1.99 * 2 Suddenly Salad $1.09 * 2 Stouffers Lean Cuisine $1.88 * 2 Jalepeno Cheetos $2.00 * 1 Bisquick $1.49 * 1 Progresso Bread Crumbs $1.49 * 1 Albertsons Sour Cream $1.00 * 4 Strawberry Jello $.50 * 2 Albertsons Whip Topping * 1 lg Cottage Cheese $2.99 * 2 Albacore Tuna $1.00 * Minute Rice Ready to Serve $1.00 * 2 Friskie Cat Treats $.65 * 5 Zone Bars $.45 * 2 Fruit Snacks $ 1.74 * Covergirl Mascara and 3 pk Eyeshadow $.67

Keep in mind that the prices above is what I paid for each.

I couldn't get the Lean Cuisine coupon to print or they would have been $1.38.

I had the cashier ring up the 20 items for the movie tickets, which included the 10 fruit snacks, first, and then I paid - got my two $3.50 vouchers and then rang up the remaining items and turned around and used the vouchers to pay for the rest. (That way I won't forget to use them before they expire - done that before).

The make-up was THE BEST deal !! If you are good with Covergirl, check this out. Covergirl is on sale for 50% off and then I had a coupon for "buy the mascara called "Lash Blast" and get any eye enhancer free (any kind of eye product). So, the mascara is normally $7.99, which it rings up for. The 3 pack eyeshadow rang up for $5.29. The preferred savings gives you back $4.00 for the mascara and $2.65 for the eyeshadow. AND THEN when the cashier runs the coupon through, they give you what the eyeshadow originally rang up for - $5.29. If you do the math, the two items totaled $1.34!!!! I have 5 more coupons and I am stocking up on mascara and all colors of eyeshadow. The really nice part is that I just lost all my eye makeup at Bear Lake this last weekend. Covergirl isn't Mary Kay but it will due for now!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Classes on Thursday - You are Welcome to come!

I have 3 Grocerysmart classes scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 29th. 2 of which are at my home and anyone is welcome to come.

One is at 10:00 a.m. Moms with little kids are bringing them to play outside.

The other one is at 9:30 PM - this class has worked well also.

I am teaching a class at 7:00 PM and I know my friend wouldn't mind more visitors, so if that one suits you let me know.

Leave a comment and I'll check periodically - those who have my number, give me a ring!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Macey's Does a Checkbook Good!

I haven't been to Macey's for ages. I went today and got some great deals! I purchased other items not listed. These were just the coupon buys.

Subtotal: $37.48
Total Savings from Coupons: ($27.00)
Total Cost $10.48

6 pkg Farmland link sausage $.25 * 4 cans Bush's Baked Beans $.50 * 7 46oz jars Nalley Dill Pickles $.79 * 5 Solo Paper Plates & Bowls $.29

Friday, May 23, 2008


I dropped by Smith's in Brigham City last night to pick up a lunch item for today (Kindergarten field trip - my last one) and when I walked in the Coke products greeted me. I had been interested in this deal but not large enough to make a special trip, but here I was. We are much soda drinkers (a coke for a headache and Tim likes Dr. Pepper after a 20+ mile run) but I was excited to see the pink lemonade and orangeade on sale also.

5 - 12 packs $12 - that's $2.40 a pack,

$.20 a can plus 2 free boxes of Cheez-its

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last Minute at Albertsons - better hurry

Phew! I barely made it. Last week was SSOOO busy I didn't get to the grocery store, but as fate would have it, it was a bonus! Sunday, May 18th, paper had some coupons that added to this week's deals!

I bought a lot of laundry detergent yesterday. I am not accustomed to using liquid but I am now going to be for a while. My sister-in-law says ALL works really well.

Price Comparison:
Tide (at Sam's) $27.49 for 180 loads = $.15 a load
ALL Small and Mighty (at Albertsons w/coupon) $1.00 for 32 loads = $.03 a load
ALL x2 (at Albertsons with coupon) $1.50 for 32 loads = $.04 a load
If you don't have coupons from 4/20 it would be 2.00 a bottle (after spending $15) = $.06 a load - still a great deal.

I won't lie to you - this weeks took me an hour and a half to get my list and coupons clipped (printer problems didn't help any).

They didn't have everything I wanted. You might want to call the store of your choosing and see if they have the main items in stock (ie ALL, Ken's dressing, Lawry's) I'm going to try a different store today for the items they didn't have at Layton.

Here is what I got:

Subtotal: $316.69
Preferred Savings: ($196.83)
Coupons: ($47.30)
Total Cost: $72.56 A total savings of $244.13

12 Lawrys Marinade $.17 * 5 Wishbone Salad Dressing $.63 * 6 Best Foods Mayo $1.27 * 2 Knorr Pasta Sides $.30 * 6 Ken's Salad Dressing FREE * 2 Snuggle Fab Softener $1* 11 ALL Small & Mighty $1 * 4 ALL 2x Detergent $1 * 16 Tic Tacs $.23 * 4 7UP 2 liters $.50 * 1 Breyers Individual $1 * 2 Breyers Icecream $2 * 4 S&W Black Beans $.50 * 1 Bertolli Olive Oil $4.01 * 1 Lawrys Seasoning Salt $1 * 1 Planters Trail Mix $1 * 2 Lipton Onion Soup Mix $.67 * 1 pair polka dot flip flops $6.99

I use Wishbone Italian Salad dressing in a favorite pasta salad recipe and 7up in chicken/turkey marinades for the summer BBQs. Hopefully all those other marinades will come in handy for BBQs as well. Best Foods is a staple in the Petersen clan (my family) and the Tic Tacs will probably be found in Emi's B-day take home bag this summer. A for the black beans, I am using them in my Black Bean Hummus I am making for my dinner group. Check out the recipe on my dinner group blog.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

91 Boxes of Cereal on the Wall

91 boxes of cereal for only $5.46
This is my trophy purchase so far. . .

I've been wanting to post my photo and haven't had time. This was a sale a month ago at Albertsons. 7 Boxes for $4.00 and then I had a coupon for $4 off of 4 boxes. All I had to pay was $.42 tax. It was one of those sales where you had to pay after each group of 7. I unfortunately didn't have any cash. 13 Transactions later, I was joyfully driving home. . .

I was so proud. Tim was even bragging to people about me. Well, when one's head gets a little enlarged, BEWARE!

I purchased these items on payday and you know how sometimes it takes a day for the check to "process". To make a long, dreary story short - I had no money in my account. The following week I got 13 notices in my mail. I had been charge $18.00 for EACH $.42 transaction (luckily they paid Albertsons). AAAHHHH! $196.00 later.

I regretfully phoned Tim (that is the really scary part). He was actually really good about it. I think he was in shock. He took care of me. He talked with a branch manager from our credit union that just happened in his office. She thought the story was so funny; she went right back to her office and refunded all the fees. PHEW.

This week at Albertsons!!

Subtotal: $217.48
Preferred Savings: ($172.75)
Coupons: ($46.95)
Total Cost: $44.78 A total savings of $172.70

2 Breyer Icecream $2.77 * 3 Nabisco Snack Sacks * 2 Fruity Cheerios $.25 * 2 Lucky Charms $.45 * 4 Fruit Snacks $.70 * 1 Fiber One Bars $1.00 * 1 Cookie Mix $.50 * 24 variety of Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs Reeses Puffs, Cookie Crisp,& Kix Cereal $.50 * 6 Chex Mix $.50 * 12 Yoplait Yogurts $.32 * 2 Dove Chocolates $1.25 * 2 Hershey Bliss $1.25 * 2 Lunchables $1.38 * 1 Deli Creation $.75 * Oscar Meyer Hotdogs $1.50

I have extra Dove (buy one get one free) and Hershey coupons and Yoplait coupons

Monday, April 28, 2008

This week at Smiths

Subtotal: $124.24
FreshValues: ($48.71)
Coupons: ($40.00)
Total Cost: $35.53 A total savings of $88.71

8 Fruit Snacks/Gushers $.75 * 3 Purex Liquid Detergent (32 loads) $1.50 * 4 Sunchips $1.46 * 12 Nature Valley Nut Crunch $.50 * 20 Strawberry or Chocolate Chex Cereal $.25 * Airwick Starter Kit $.99 * 6 Kroger Yogurt $.33 * 2 Kroger Peroxide $.50 * 1 lb. Kroger Butter $1.67 * 1 Kroger Sour Cream $1

Friday, April 18, 2008

Albertsons - This week

There's not a whole lot I am going to Albertson's for this week. If I was a baby food buyer I'd load up on that. (Does anyone want my coupons? makes them $.21 - $.22 - and $.28 a jar)

I'm looking at:
Zone Perfect nutrition bars - FREE
Colgate toothbrush - $.25
Frito Lay Stax (like Pringles) - $.80
Cinnamon Life Cereal - $.20
Quaker Breakfast Cookies - $.20
Quaker Chewy granola bites - $.70

Smith's - this week

Subtotal: $86.19
FreshValues: ($29.17)
Coupons: ($35.45)

Total Cost: $21.57 A total savings of $64.62

9 Goldfish $.50 * 4 Cake Mix $.50 * 3 Little Debbies $.88 * 4 Scott Towels $.75 * 2 Windex $.50 * 2 Cat Litter $.50 * 9 Clorox Bleach $.67 * 5 Cat Food FREE


Other deals at Smith's I didn't use (because I used my coupons last week):
Betty Crocker Pouch Cookies $.40
C&H Sugar - 5 lb. $1.73
French's Mustard - FREE
Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies - $.45

Fabulous New Feature!!

NO MORE of the HUGE LIST to carry around. Ryan added a new feature to the grocerysmarts webpage. You can now make a minilist. You click on the things that you want to buy and shrink the page. Voula! This makes it so much easier to go look at while your cutting coupons and while you are shopping. Check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Price Comparison

if purchasing at Walmart: $109.70
Using Grocerysmarts website to look up ads and couponing
with just the other stores sales price: $60.13
with coupons: $18.80*

5 Skippy Peanut Butter * 5 8-pak Extra Gum * 5 StarKist Tuna Pouch * 24 ct Extra Strength Excedrin * Honey Roasted Peanuts * 2 AquaFresh Toothpaste * 5 Sweet & Salty Crunch * 5 Best Foods Mayo *5 Quaker Muffin Bars * C&H Brown Sugar * C&H Powdered Sugar * 2 Prego Spaghetti Sauce * Cheerios Snack Mix * Ken's Ranch Dressing * Ketchup * Suave Shampoo & Conditioner * 2 Pillsbury Cake Mix * Pillsbury Brownie Mix * Ricola Cough Drops * Lg can Refried Beans * 2 General Mills Cereal * Rich Chex * Honey Roasted Peanuts * Langers Cranberry Juice

* the groceries listed were not all purchased at the same shopping visit. This is to illustrate the variety of items you can get by shopping the ads and clipping coupons