Today only on Groupon: $10 gets you a $20 Soap voucher!


This offer is going to expire in just a few hours, but I thought it was worth sharing!

Today only on Groupon, you can score a $20 voucher for for just $10!! If my Groupon link doesn’t take you directly to the offer, just set the city to “Los Angeles.”

Fine print stuff:

:: Limit 1 per household
:: 1-2 shipping IS included!
:: Expires December 31, 2010.
:: You can’t use it for their sister site, offers hundreds of brands of household items and this would be a great way to stock up particularly on those products that may be more difficult to find coupon deals on. This Beautiful Frugal Life has an idea of how you could use this voucher to stock up on cheap toilet paper. I just snagged this Groupon for myself and think that’s exactly how I’ll be using mine!

Coupon preview 10/3


Looks like a fairly sizeable SmartSource and a Red Plum will be coming this Sunday.

Here are a few of the coupons that caught my eye from the full preview:

Fleischmann’s Yeast $0.40/1
Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes $1/3
Luden’s Cough Drops $1/2
Mentos Sugarfree Gum $1/1 (should be free!)
Neutrogena Face Makeup $2/1
Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta $1/1
Schick Hydro Razor $4/1
Schick Hydro Shave Gel $1/1
Tom’s of Maine products (assorted) $1/1
Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup $0.75/1
Crisco Olive Oil $1/1
Nestle Cookie Dough $1/1
Skippy Peanut Butter $0.75/2

As a reminder, coupons will vary in their selection and values from region to region. So take the coupon preview with a grain of salt. 

Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the awesome News Tribune newspaper deal! Here’s how it works. Pay just $1 a copy for the Sunday paper when you buy between 3-6 copies. That’s half off of the newsstand price AND no driving involved! You can pre-pay for 6 months, OR get on a monthly E-Z Pay schedule if that’s more convenient for you.

This offer is also good for the Olympian, but I recently learned that the Olympian just doesn’t offer the selection the News Tribune does. (So, you’ve been warned.) For the full scoop on this offer, please go HEREWhen call for your subscription, say you want the Sunday paper deal you saw on The Coupon Project!

Free 8X10 Photo Collage at Walgreens!


Through tomorrow only (10/1) at Walgreens photo, you can score a free 8X10 collage print when you use coupon code FBColl at checkout! Have it sent to your local Walgreens and you won’t have to pay for shipping, either.

I did one of these for Mother’s Day and it turned out beautiful! I framed it and it made a great gift!

Thanks, Moms Need to Know!

Cheap Glade Candles at Fred Meyer!


Thanks to Heather who left this HOT deal on my Fred Meyer post yesterday!

Buy (4) Glade Candles $2.50
Use (2) B1G1 coupons from 9/26 SmartSource
Pay $5 at checkout
Receive (2) $2 off-your-next-order coupons
Bottom line: $0.25 each after coupons and Catalina!

I just came from Fred Meyer and can confirm this works!

*HOT* Today only: 90% off! Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

I think maybe in the course of a year maybe once – twice at most – seen offer a 90% discount on their $25 gift certificates!

Guess what? Today only – you can score $25 gift certificates good towards local restaurants for just $1 each!

Here is what you need to do:

:: Start by entering your zip code to find local participating restaurants.
:: The $25 gift certificates will be $10 each as you place them in your shopping cart.
:: At checkout, enter coupon code WOW and the price drops by 90% – just $1 per certificate!
:: You will be able to print & use your gift certificates right away. I believe you will have up to a year to use these.

Think of these as a great coupon.

If you’ve never used, it’s important to understand that there are restrictions you will need to follow. Most notably, you must redeem a $25 gift certificate on an order of at least $35. This excludes alcoholic beverages, tax, and tip. A tip of 18% will automatically be added to a bill where a gift certificate is redeemed. You can learn more about how these work by reading this post.

If you consider them more as great coupons – almost akin to a Groupon – and less as “gift cards,” I think your overall experience will be positive. Here’s how the math could potentially break down:

Spend $35 at a participating restaurant
Less $25 gift certificate (cost to you: $1)
Add$6.30 gratuity
Bottom line: $17.30 total ($24 saved)

Remember, you have TODAY ONLY to take advantage of this great offer!  Go HERE to get started.

Redeem your Fred Meyer fuel rewards…at Shell!


Great news! You can now use your Fred Meyer fuel points at Shell gas stations!

You earn 100 fuel points for every $100 in eligible purchases you buy at Fred Meyer. And every 10o fuel points will save you $0.10/gallon at the fuel pump.

If you don’t have a Fred Meyer Rewards card, it’s free and easy to sign up.

For more information about redeeming your fuel Rewards at Shell, go HERE.

Thanks, Sara and Kelley!

Albertsons deals 9/29 – 10/5


Here are the best deals that I was able to find for the week ahead at Albertsons. I have an unconfirmed rumor that there WILL be double coupons this weekend! So if you are not in a rush, you might consider waiting until Sunday to do your shopping. I’m giving you your double coupon ideas NOW in preparation!

I should also let you know there is a P&G Promotion as well as a General Mills promotion. These promotions take some time and effort to sort through and seeing how it’s now 1 AM – I just do not have the steam! But I promise to review them prior to this weekend to let you know if there any deals worth doing!

Strawberries (1 lb) or Raspberries (6 oz)

Progresso Soup $1
$1/4 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.75 each
With double coupon: $0.50 each

Farm Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenders
(3 Lb Frozen Bag)
$5.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Bottom line: $1.89/lb

Yoplait Yogurt Cups
$0.37 each with in-ad coupon (limit 12)
Stack with B6G1 coupon from 8/8 General Mills insert
Bottom line: $0.32 each

Arrowhead Water
$2.79 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Plus, this will trigger a $1.50 off-your-next-order coupon when you buy 2!
(Thanks, Happy Money Saver!)

Coca-Cola Soft Drink, 24-pack
$4.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 5-pack
$2.49 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Bottom line: $0.49 each

Tide Laundry Detergent, 100 oz $9.99
$1/1 coupon from 9/26 P&G
Bottom line: $8.99
With double coupon: $7.99
(This is part of the P&G promotion I mentioned above)

Fresh Red, Green, Black Seedless or Globe Seeded Grapes

Darigold Single Serve Milk $1
$1/2 coupon from 9/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.50 each
With double coupon: BOTH FREE

Campbell’s Soup Bowl $1
$1/4 coupon from 9/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.75 each
With double coupon: $0.50 each

Campbell’s Soup at Hand $1
$1/3 coupon from 8/29 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.67 each
With double coupon: $0.33 each

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Homestyle Dinner $2.50
$1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $1.50

Don Pancho Tortillas $1
12 oz yellow or white corn
11-12 oz flour

Del Monte Vegetables $0.59
Del Monte Fruit $1.39
Del Monte Tomatoes $0.79

$1/5 coupon from 9/19 Red Plum
Receive a $1 off-your-next-order coupon when you buy 4;
Receive a $1.50 off-your-next-order coupon when you buy 5;
or Receive a $2 off-your-next-order coupon when you buy 6
Bottom line: as low as $0.09 each (vegetables)
With double coupon: as low as ($0.55) for 5 vegetables!
(Thanks, Fabulessly Frugal!)

Resolve Laundry Stain Remover $1.99
$1/1 coupon from 9/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.99
With double coupon: FREE

For additional Albertsons deals, please check out The Grocery Gathering.

Great Wolf 48-Hour sale is LIVE!


I’m sorry I’m late to the game reporting this! I spent most of the day on a special outing with my children and taking a much needed nap! I do hope my early heads-up from Monday helped.

Starting this morning, the Great Wolf Lodge in Ground Mound, WA started their 48-hour sale. The fine folks at Great Wolf have informed me this is their biggest sale for the year, with rates as low as $159.99 per night for a family suite! Just make sure to use coupon code 48HOUR at checkout.

The prices are good through the end of this year.

This sale ends Friday at 10am – so hurry!

By the way, are any of you joining me at the Great Wolf the weekend of October 17th? I’ll be teaching a Couponing 101 class while there and I’d love to meet some of you in person!

DIY: hair transplant (just for fun)

My mom is a YouTube fantatic. She’s always finding random gems, such as this one.

It just goes to show you can save money on virtually everything if you put your mind to it.

(Warning: there is a quick comment made about body hair that some find objectionable if watching with children.)

*HOT* Finds at Winco today!


I just had a fun Winco outing with my daughter! I lugged my big ol’ coupon binder to see what I could find.

These prices are from Scary Winco:

Farm Rich French Toast Sticks (Frozen) $1.98
$2/1 coupon from 8/29 SmartSource
Bottom line: FREE!

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, select varieties $1.99
$1/1 coupon from 9/12 Red Plum
Bottom line: $0.99

Precious String Cheese $2.48
$1/1 coupon from 8/15 Red Plum
Bottom line: $1.48

Activia Dessert 4-Pack Yogurt $1.48
$1/1 coupon from 8/29 OR 9/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.48

Ortega Chilis $0.60
$0.50/2 coupon from 9/12 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.35 each

Barilla Pasta $0.97-0.98
$0.75/1 coupons from  8/29 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.22 – 0.23

Yoplait Frozen Smoothie $1.98
$1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.98

Pepperidge Farm Cookies (soft baked & distinctive) $1.98
$0.60/1 coupons from 8/1 SmartSource
OR $0.55/1 peelie coupon found on select packages!
Bottom line: $1.38 – $1.43 each

Pepperidge Farm Crackers $1.98
$0.75/1 peelie coupon found on select packages (on an end display in dairy aisle at my store)
Bottom line: $1.23

Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks $1.88
$1/2 coupon from 8/29 Red Plum
Bottom line: $1.38

Nestle Nesquick Chocolate Milk Singles $0.98
$1/2 coupon from  8/1 Red Plum
Bottom line: $0.48 each

Oakdell Large Dozen Eggs $0.97
BOGO printable coupon (if you snagged it!)
Bottom line: $0.49 each

UPDATED! I forgot one I meant to include:

YoBaby Yogurt $1.88
$1/1 coupon from 9/26 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.88

For more great Winco deals, be sure to check out Northwest Coupon Lady. She does the best job of any blogger that I’ve seen on following Winco prices – including bulk items!