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Wish Granted: Gifts for 2-Year Old Girl with Leukemia

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A few weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ve been sharing these daily on my blog (please scroll to the bottom for links to any you stories might have missed).

One wish that particularly touched me was an email I received from Nancy, about a special little girl. Here is the message I received from her:

Would you please consider my grand niece, Addy for a gift card? She is an adorable 2 year old spitfire who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this summer. She is getting treatment at <<name removed>> Children’s hospital. She is currently in isolation and has been for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and will also be there for Christmas, which means no visitors. Her mother has had to quit her job to be with her, so finances are a little tight right now. Addy loves anything Minnie Mouse, and her brother Jerry loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Thanks for your consideration, Nancy

Nancy,

I am pleased we were able to send you a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card this year to make Addy’s Christmas a bit more bright! I can only imagine how difficult this holiday season has been being away from the people and places she loves most. I hope that Addy will make a complete recovery! I hope that some of the gift card can be used to buy her something extra special, as well as a gift or two for her brother as well, who has undoubtedly experienced a hard time through this as well. With thoughts and prayers for Addy and your family,

Angela

You may want to read about other wishes that have been granted: 

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.

 


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Fred Meyer: One Day Sale (Monday, December 22nd)

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Fred Meyer Daily Deals Monday Only - Dec 22

Fred Meyer is running another one-day only sale today (Monday, December 22nd). You can see the entire ad online at fredmeyer.com/ads, or pick up a flyer when you head into your store.

Extra Bonus Coupons good today only:

  • 20% off Apparel, Accessories & Shoes
  • 10% off Home (includes toys)

Coupon Countdown offer good today only – (not found in the ad; you need to enter your email address and print):

Here are some notable highlights, from the sale:

Men’s Outerwear
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Kid’s Outerwear
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Women’s Soft Shell Jackets
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Cold Weather Accessories
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

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Wish Granted: Family’s Christmas Tree

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A few weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ve been sharing these daily on my blog (please scroll to the bottom for links to any you stories might have missed).

One wish that particularly touched me was from Arien. Here is the letter I recived from her:

I would like to win the Holiday Wishes contest for my family. As a large, hardworking, yet low-income family, providing a Christmas for our five children is incredibly challenging. We would be exceptionally grateful for any assistance in making our Christmas a magical one for our children, ages 15, 12, 6, 4, and 3.  We haven’t been able to get a tree yet, that would probable be first on our list! My Holiday Wish this year, is that we are somehow able to create a magical Christmas for our children and that the happy memories of it will last a lifetime, regardless of how much, or little, is under the tree.

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Dear Arien:

I believe that you are a hard-working family, just as you’ve stated. I know that sometimes the money just doesn’t stretch as far as you want for “extras” like Christmas. When you particularly mentioned your number one goal would likely top your list, I really wanted to extend you a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card!

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I found fresh cut trees for just $16.99 at my store a couple weeks ago. I’m hoping you were able to find a similar deal with your card! DSCN3974 (599x800)

 

I also noticed that lots of trimming such as ornaments and tinsel were priced 50% off too. And always remember to look for extra bonus coupons and Savings Certificates you can use on top of the sale.

I sincerely hope that the $50 Fred Meyer Gift card was able to make your Christmas a little brighter this year!

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After notifying Arien that her family had been selected, I received this sweet response:

Wow! Thank you so much, I can’t even begin to tell you how much we appreciate this! Honestly, I never imagined we’d be chosen, and what a wonderful surprise it was! ….
Again, we just can’t thank you enough, this is such a blessing to us, our own little Christmas miracle!
Thank you, bless you, and Merry Christmas!

You may want to read about other wishes that have been granted: 

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.


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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals: 12/21 – 12/27 – $2.50 Whole Pineapple, $2.99 Seattle’s Best Coffee + More!

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Here are the best deals I could find at Fred Meyer starting Sunday, December 21st and running through Saturday, December 27th. If you are new to shopping at Fred Meyer or would like to move from casual shopper to pro shopper, read my Fred Meyer Shopping Guide. If you are reading this post on Friday, December 19th or Saturday, December 20th – you may wish to check out the hot 2-day sale in progress.

Here are the Holiday Hours for Fred Meyer this week:

  • Sun – Tues (12/21 – 12/23): 6am – Midnight (most stores)
  • Wed (12/24 – Christmas Eve): 6am – 6pm (most stores)
  • Christmas Day: CLOSED for the holiday

As usual, I’ve highlighted my favorite deals in red.

Whole New York Holiday Roast
$3.99/lb (limit 1 roast)

F.G. Meyer Flame Crafted Bone-In Spiral Ham
Save $10 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7UP, 12 ct 12 oz cans
$2.75 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Broccoli Crowns
$0.99/lb

Liberty Orchards Candy
Buy one, get one free
(My store carries these near the greeting cards section. The Applets & Cotlets were priced at $6.99 each at my store this week.)

Lay’s Potato Chips
$1.88 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 3)
Stack with $0.75/2 coupon from 12/14 SmartSource
Bottom line: $1.30 each

Tillamook Butter
$2.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Dreyer’s or Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Dreyer’s, 48 fl oz or Häagen-Dazs, 14 fl oz; Any Variety
$3 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Coffee-Mate Creamers, 32 oz
$2 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
$3.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Tyson Bacon
$3.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Hershey’s Holiday Kisses
$3 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)
Stack with $1/2 coupon from 12/7 SmartSource
Bottom line: $2.50 each

Kroger Breakfast Sausage Links, Patties or Rolls, 8 – 16 oz
$3

Fred Meyer Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream, 16 oz or Cream Cheese Bar, 8 oz
$1.25

MorningStar Farms Products $3.33
$0.75/1 printable coupon (Kellogg’s Rewards – requires 500 points)
Bottom line: $2.58

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Fred Meyer 2-Day Sale: 12/19 – 12/20 – 60% off Sleepwear, 50% off Kids’ Underwear + more!

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Guess what? Fred Meyer is having a 2-day sale today (Friday, December 19th) and tomorrow (Saturday, December 20th). The good news is these deals are available all day, both days (no doorbusters). So there’s no need to rush on down to the store. However, do note that this is the final weekend before Christmas! Definitely take a look at these deals if you still have people to buy for on your list.

Extra Bonus Coupons: 

  • 10% off Home
  • 20% off Apparel
  • Electronics Savings Certificate (Buy any mix of Home Electronics, Music, Movies & Video Games – spend $150, save $30; spend $100; save $20; spend $50, save $10)*

This is a meatier ad for a special sale (it’s 10 pages), so I’m going to point out highlights only. You can view the entire ad in stores or online at fredmeyer.com/ads.

GoPro HERO4 Digital Camera $399.99
Receive a $25 Fred Meyer Gift Card with purchase and in-store coupon
Use the Savings Certificate to save $30

Samsung 32″ Class LED HDTV $219.99 (save $130)
Use the Savings Certificate to save $30

Select Appliances – Crockpot, Coffee Maker, Toaster, etc. pictured
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

Sleepwear & Robes for Men, Women & Kids
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Slippers for Men, Women & Kids
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon 

All Gerber Multi-Tools – Sporting Goods Dept.
Save 25% with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Home coupon

Kids’ Underwear
Save 50% with in-ad coupon
Stack with 20% off Apparel coupon

All Luggage
Save 50% with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Home coupon 

All Carter’s & OshKosh Playwear & Baby Apparel
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon (this coupon typically excludes Carter’s and OshKosh, but not the coupon released today)

Girls’ Dresses & Sets
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Boys’ Spalding & Girls’ Marika
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Girls’ Joggers & Leggings
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Misses’ & Junior Holiday Skirts & Dresses
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Junior Sweaters
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Women’s Cascade Sport®, Jockey & Marika Activewear
Save 40%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Misses’ & Women’s Plus Great Northwest® Microfleece
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

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Men’s Van Heusen, GH Bass & Arrow
Save 60%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Men’s Coats & Jackets
Save 50%
Use the 20% off Apparel coupon

Home Décor Candles & Fragrance
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

All Home Décor Frames & Albums
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

Area Rugs
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

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Wish Granted: Teacher Requests Books, Coats for Students

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A few weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ve been sharing these daily on my blog (please scroll to the bottom for links to any you stories might have missed).

While I received many wishes, none quite touched me the way that this email from a 5th grade teacher did. She asked that I keep her name – and those of her students anonymous. I completely want to honor her request today. With that, here’s the letter I received:

Dear Angela,

I am a 5th grade teacher at a local elementary school and we just finished our parent teacher conferences last week.  As a teacher, you learn that the holidays mean different things to different families.  For some, it’s a wonderful time of year that they are really able to enjoy and celebrate.  For others, it’s a stressful time where it’s another year where their children’s wishes won’t be granted.  From talking with my families, I have a few special wishes that would really help some of my students have a special holiday.

One of my students loves to read and I learned last week that she doesn’t own any books.  She used to have a large collection of books that she treasured, but they had to go into storage when they moved here.  When her mom didn’t have the money to pay for the storage unit, they lost the storage unit and all of her books.  My student would LOVE to be able to buy some new books to call her own.  The winter break can be long for some students and a collection of new books would help her enjoy the holiday break.  Being able to buy some new books would mean so much to her.

I have another family in my class that is also in a difficult place right now.  Mom is a single mom of twins and she’s out of work and waiting for unemployment to kick in, as she recently lost her job.  Her daughter is in my class and desperately wants an umbrella (she walks to school).  The mom would also love to be able to fill her son’s prescription as she recently lost her insurance and is in the process of getting her kids on the Oregon Health Plan.  In the meantime, that’s an important need for the family.

I can’t send you any pictures or more specific information due to confidentiality, but I would love to be able to bless these families this holiday season.

Thank you for considering making a difference in their lives,

A 5th Grade Teacher

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Dear “Teacher,”

It’s clear your heart is for your students, and your email was so touching! I love that you’ve taken the time to really get to know your students and their families. What an impact you must have in their lives!

I’m so pleased to extend to you a $100 Fred Meyer Gift Card, so you can buy some books for the student who lost hers and an umbrella for the girl in your class who walks to school. I’m hoping that you’ll have money left over after that, that you can continue to just jump in and help out as you see fit.

Thank you for all that you do for these kids – and others. We need teachers – and people – like you in this world.

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You may want to read about other wishes that have been granted: 

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.


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Fred Meyer One Day Sale: Thursday, December 18th – *HOT* Apparel deals!

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Fred Meyer is having sooo many special sales I can’t keep up! My best advice for you: if you are making a trip on any given day between now and Christmas, please visit FredMeyer.com/ads and/or check with Customer Service before heading to checkout. Just last night I had shopping to do and BOOM, they were having a Wednesday-only sale. Taking the time to grab a flyer meant an extra 10% savings in home & toys, 15% apparel AND $20 saved thanks to a Savings Certificate! Don’t leave money on the table, people!

Today only (Thursday, December 18th), there are a number of things happening at Fred Meyer, and I want to make you aware of them.

Extra Savings Coupons:

  • 10% off Home & Toys Coupon (found in special ad)
  • 15% off Apparel (found in special ad)
  • Savings Certificate (Buy any mix of Home Electronics, Games, Movies & Music and instantly save $30 off $150 purchase; $20 off $100 purchase; $10 off $50 purchase)*
  • Coupon Countdown: Save $5 off your Apparel purchase of $14.99 or more (today only)

To put this plainly, if you have apparel to buy today, you could conceivably use the Coupon Countdown Apparel coupon, the 15% off Apparel coupon AND the Savings Certificate! Plus, there are special apparel discounts today only as well. (See why it’s important you stay in the know on all the discounts?)

Here are some highlights from today’s sale. Please note I did not include the Savings Certificate in my scenarios, but you’ll definitely want to use that if your total in apparel & home after other coupons totals $50 or more.

Men’s, Women’s & Kids’ Sleepwear
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Kids’ Outerwear
Save 60%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Men’s & Women’s Outerwear
Save 60%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Women’s Cascade Sport® Activewear
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon
(PS I own and LOVE this affordable brand! See my review from earlier this year to get a sense of the styles & pricing.)

Cold Weather Boots for Men, Women & Kids
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Girls’ Fashion Boots $19.54 after Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Great Northwest® Shirts & Fleece $15.29 after Apparel coupon
Stack the Coupon Countdown Coupon

Fisher-Price Little People
Save 30%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

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Wish Granted: Help for a Daughter’s Challenging Year

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A few weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ll be sharing one a day, for the next 10 days. I hope these stories touch you, as much as they touched me.

Today I would like to share a wish that’s been granted for a mother who’s daughter had had a challenging year. Here’s the email I received from Lynn:

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My holiday wish is for my adult daughter and two year granddaughter. This past year has been very challenging for them. My daughter has been without an income since July. She hasn’t asked for any help from myself nor the state. She is a single mom of a 2 year old daughter who isn’t able to make ends meet right now. Her former fiancee and boyfriend of over five years was in an accident last year. The accident has left him unable to financially help either. If I were to win for them, I would wish for a winter coat and interview outfit for my daughter, and a snowsuit and a doll for my granddaughter. Attached is a picture of my daughter, Jamie with her daughter, Kaydence.

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Dear Lynn,

There were two things that stood out to me about the request you sent for your daughter. First, that she is trying to make ends meet on her own; she hasn’t asked for any help. Second, I love that your request was for basic things! The interview outfit sounds like a lovely idea. I’m pleased to extend to you a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card on behalf of Fred Meyer.

I would love to give you a few quick ideas, to help stretch those dollars further.

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First off, keep your eyes peeled for great sales on outerwear this month at Fred Meyer! Last week, I spotted girls’ winter coats at 60%. You could use an Apparel Extra Bonus coupon on top of this sale. This week, there is a 15% off coupon you can use. DSCN3985 (600x800)

I also noticed lots of beautiful women’s clothing up to 60% off clearance last week! Now clearance is definitely going to vary in selection and pricing, but I bet you’d be able to find something suitable without having to spend a fortune. (You might also want to read my post on Fred Meyer Makeover on a Budget for additional tips about saving in apparel.)

Finally, keep your eyes peeled for deals on dolls and other toys at Fred Meyer. These past couple weekends, we’ve seen a number of special sales – and some of these yield top discounts in toys. As always, make sure to use any applicable Home & Toy coupon that becomes available to save even more.

Best wishes to you & your daughter, Lynn!

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You may want to read about other wishes that have been granted: 

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.


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Fred Meyer: Save $3/$5 Specialty Cheese (today only)!

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Check out today’s Coupon Countdown at Fred Meyer. You can print a coupon good for $3 off your purchase of $5 or more of specialty cheese. The fine print reads that there is a limit of one – but that is it! At my local Fred Meyer store, I frequently spot specialty cheese marked 50% off in a special basket. Remember though, Coupon Countdown coupons are only good for the day they are issued. This means, you will need to make a trip to the store today (Wednesday, December 17th) to get it.

Here’s how to get this deal:

  • Head to Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown Page and enter your email address.
  • Print out the coupon and redeem today by 10 pm.
  • That’s it!

If you’re planning on making a trip, make sure to check out these other in-progress deals for the week.


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Wish Granted: Giving Blankets to the Homeless

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A couple weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ll be sharing one a day, for the next 10 days. I hope these stories touch you, as much as they touched me.

Today I would like to share a wish that’s been granted for a college-age gal that is planning on helping the homeless on her Winter Break this year. Here’s the email I received from Kaia:

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It’s cold outside and the holidays are approaching! A few friends and I are planning a trip to the Tacoma mission over our break. We plan on handing out blankets so that they can stay warm too. A gift card to Fred Meyer would be a huge help in allowing us to be able to hand out more than just a few blankets (because, let’s face it, we are broke college kids).

We don’t have a set number of blankets that we want to hand out, but the more people that we can bless, the better! We want to do this because we want people to know that there are people that care for them despite their circumstances. We can’t imagine how lonely this time in their life might be. We don’t know their circumstances, or where they’ve been, or why they are in the situation that they are in; but what we do know is that they are God’s children and they deserve to be loved. People are always so quick to judge others that are in need, “they need a job, they can work just like we can.” But we don’t know, maybe that can’t work, maybe they’ve just had bad luck and they’re in a season of their life where things are falling apart. We don’t know their story but we can be a light in the darkness. My heart breaks for those who are alone and cold during this holiday season, and if I can bless them, that’s what I will do! Serving others doesn’t just bless them, it blesses me. When I see that smile on their face because they know that someone cares.

Happy Holidays :)

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Dear Kaia:

I was so touched by your email and request, and I’m pleased to extend to you a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card so you can give back to the homeless this holiday season!

While I can’t guarantee you’ll find this deal right now, I thought you might be interested to see that I found throws for $4.99 recently at my Fred Meyer store. A deal like this would help your Fred Meyer Gift Card buy even more blankets.

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I also want to let you know that this week, there is a 10% off Home Extra Bonus Coupon in the store ad. This coupon can be used towards the purchase of warm blankets. Make sure to use it!

Thank you for giving back this holiday season!

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You may want to read about other wishes that have been granted: 

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.


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Fred Meyer: $2 Butter Coupon (good today only)

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Butter is definitely one of those food items I’ve seen an increased price on this year. In years past, Fred Meyer has issued store coupons for butter at 3 for $5. I’ve not seen that price this year and my new “stock-up” price for this holiday season has been $2.50.

If you’re feeling the pinch and looking for a deal to make all your holiday treats – check out today’s Coupon Countdown at Fred Meyer. You can print a coupon good for 2 lb butter for $2 (limit 2)! That’s the best price I’ve noted this holiday season! Remember though, Coupon Countdown coupons are only good for the day they are issued. This means, you will need to make a trip to the store today (Monday, December 15th) to get it.

Here’s how to get this deal:

  • Head to Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown Page and enter your email address.
  • Print out the coupon and redeem today by 10 pm.
  • That’s it!

If you’re planning on making a trip, make sure to check out these other in-progress deals for the week.


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Fred Meyer One-Day Sale – Sunday, December 14th

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fredmeyer12142This Sunday, December 14th, Fred Meyer will be having a one-day sale. This sale is good all day, for normal store hours (7am – midnight).

There will be solid discounts, particularly in Apparel, plus special Extra Bonus coupons you can use:

  • 15% off Apparel, Shoes & Accessories for Men, Women & Kids
  • 10% off Home (ncludes Housewares, Home Décor, Furniture, Bedding, Bath, Vacuums & Steamers, Toys, Tools, School & Office Supplies, Hardware, Home Improvement, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Luggage and Books & Magazines)

Holiday Home® Gift Wrap, Bags, Tissue, Tags & Gift Boxes
Save 40%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

Women’s Heavyweight Jackets & Snow Pants
Save 60%
Use the 15% off Apparel Coupon

Any Men’s or Young Men’s Pants or Jeans Purchase
Save $5 with in-store coupon
Stack with the 15% off Apparel Coupon

Girls’ Holiday Dresses & Boys’ Dress Apparel
Save 70%
Stack with the 15% off Apparel Coupon

Fashion Boots
$21.24 after 15% off Apparel Coupon

Men’s Outerwear
Save 60%
Stack with the 15% off Apparel Coupon

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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals: 12/14 – 12/20: Starbucks, Holiday Roast, Toys & More!

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Here are the best deals I could find at Fred Meyer starting Sunday, December 14th and running through Saturday, December 20th. If you are new to shopping at Fred Meyer or would like to move from casual shopper to pro shopper, read my Fred Meyer Shopping Guide.

On December 16th, it will be a Senior Discount Day, which means if you’re 55 or over, you can save an additional 10% on many items throughout the store.

Whole New York Holiday Roast
$3.99/lb

Flame Crafted Bone-In Spiral Ham
Save $10 with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Starbucks Coffee (bags or K-cups)
$5.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $2/2 K-cups printable coupon
$2/2 bagged coffee printable coupon 

Bottom line: $4.99 each
(Note: there is also a $4/3 bagged coffee printable coupon - but you’d have to pay regular price for one bag to use it. Do the math when you get to the store to see what’s going to get you the best deal!)

5 lb Box Clementine or Satsuma Mandarins
$4.99

Kroger Cheese
Any Variety, Bars, Shredded or Slices, 6-8 oz
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)
Grab a bag of shredded cheddar and a bag of shredded Swiss and make this fondue recipe!

Cool Whip or Jell-O Family Size
$0.79 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Nabisco Ritz or Snack Crackers
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 3)
Stack with $0.75/2 coupon from 11/9 Red Plum
Bottom line: $1.30 each

Best Foods Mayonnaise
$2.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $0.50/1 coupon from 11/16 Red Plum
Bottom line: $2

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Wish Granted: Giving Back to Kids in the Community

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A couple weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ll be sharing one a day, for the next 10 days. I hope these stories touch you, as much as they touched me.

In case you missed it, you might also wish to read about the community potluck in Oregon that will be receiving a $100 Fred Meyer gift card.

Today I would like to share a wish that’s been granted for a mom who wants to impart the spirit of giving to her children. Here’s the letter I received from Elisa:

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Angela,

With Christmas approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about giving back this year. I have young children and I have been really troubled with the thought that I haven’t taught them enough about serving others. After a long look in the mirror, I realized that I hadn’t ever even tried to teach them until this year. Sure, my oldest is only 4. But I still could be doing more.

This year, we did “Operation Christmas Child” and it was a huge hit! My kids really loved it. It is program where you fill a shoebox full of toiletries and toys, and it gets shipped to the third world country to a child in need. And it really touched me. The feeling in the room where I dropped off the boxes was just so special. I won’t ever forget it.

I would love to have my kids take a giftcard and buy some things for children in need here in Vancouver, WA. I think it would be good for them to learn that there are people everywhere that need our help, both abroad and locally. And they can help pick everything out, which makes them more invested in it.

I’ve attached a photo of my two oldest kids- Brooke, 4; and Parker, 3.  They would be the two that would use the giftcard–with some guidance from me. :)

Sincerely,

Elisa

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Dear Elisa:

I loved your letter and I found your honesty refreshing! As parents, I think it can be easy to just get caught up with the busy-ness of life and not take that time to stop and reflect about the lessons we can teach our children like being generous to others.

I am pleased to send you and your family a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card for the purpose of selecting toys for children in your local community this holiday season. I sent it off earlier this week, and chances are, you already have it in hand. This is great news because there will be a hot one-day only sale tomorrow (Saturday) with many toys priced between 30-50% off and an extra bonus coupon and Savings Certificate you can use on top of that $50!

I scouted out a few additional ideas to share with you as well:

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Have you seen the novelty toy section at Fred Meyer before? They have small toys starting at just $1 each. (And yes, the Toys/Home coupon also works on this section!)
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While there are often good deals found on end caps, I find there are often great sales when you go digging down the toy aisles, too.

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I thought these huge plush teddy bears were a bargain at $10.49! Make sure to use a Home coupon to save an extra buck or two.

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Finally, if you’re looking for a good place to make a toy donation, look no further than your Fred Meyer store! I found these Holiday Toy Drive collection bins at my store, near the Customer Service area. The toys will then help The Salvation Army.

Thanks Elisa, for your letter – and I hope your children are able to enjoy this season thinking of other kids that they can help! I hope this will be a catalyst to thinking of more ways you can involve them in giving back to the community.

Disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Fred Meyer and they have graciously provided all winner gift cards. All opinions are my own. Please see my Disclosure Policy for more information. You may also wish to read my original post about this contest and its goals.


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*HOT!* Fred Meyer One Day Sale: Saturday, December 13th, 7am – 1pm

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fredmeyersatdoorbusterFred Meyer will be running a one-day only sale tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th with special doorbuster deals good 7am – 1pm only. I’ve done my best to note below which deals are good 7am – 1pm only (they are all listed on the front page of the ad). All other deals in the ad are good all day. (So pay attention to the deals you want – it’s possible you might not need to make a mad dash to the store first thing Saturday morning!)

There are a number of key coupon offers you should know about, if you’re planning on shopping the sale:

  • 30% off Apparel, Shoes and Accessories (this is the highest discount this coupon ever goes!) – only good 7am – 1pm
  • 10% off Home (good all day)
  • Savings Certificate: Buy any mix of Home Electronics,Music, Movies & Video Games and instantly…save $30 when you spend $150; save $20 when you spend $100; save $10 when you spend $50 (may be combined with the above offers; good all day)

For your convenience, you can print these coupons out ahead of time HERE.

Here are a few highlights of the doorbuster sale:

All Women’s & Girls’ Fashion Boots
Save 60%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon
Doorbuster deal

Coats & Jackets for your family
Save 60%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon
Doorbuster deal

My Little Pony & Littlest Pet Shop
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon
Doorbuster deal

Puzzles
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon 

All Matchbox Die-Cast
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

All Mega Bloks on SALE
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

All Remote Control Vehicles
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

All Crayola
Save 50% with in-store coupon
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

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All Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees
Save $5 with in-ad coupon
(The photo above was taken at my store, 2 days ago. The 6-7 ft Douglas Fir Trees were priced at just $16.99 at my store!)

Everyday Living® Pet 30″x40″ Bed $17.49 (reg. $34.99)
I’m not sure if the 10% off Home Coupon will work on this – it’s worth a try!

All Weather Stations & Thermometers
Save 50%

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Many toys will be discounted by 30% – Nerf Rebelle, Ever After Dolls, All Board Games, etc.
Use the 10% off Home Coupon
(These deals will be good all day)

All Kids’ Bedding
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

All Holiday Home® Artificial Christmas Trees
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

All Holiday Home® Stockings & Tree Skirts
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

Pyrex 18-Piece Mix & Store or 10-Piece Prep N’ Store Boxed Sets
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

Cutlery Block Sets
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home Coupon

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Many items in the Home Department will be priced buy one, get one free tomorrow, including:

  • Candles & Home Fragrance
  • Luggage
  • Everyday Living 250-Thread Count Sheets
  • Children’s Books
  • Kitchen Coordinates
  • Fashion Storage Baskets
  • Much more.

Make sure to use your 10% off Home coupon on top of these sales for the best possible deal.

Men’s Sweaters
Save 60%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

Men’s, Women’s & Kid’s Slippers
Buy one, get one free
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

Women’s Robes
Save 50%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

Cold Weather Accessories
Save 50%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

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Cold Weather Boots & Rainboots for Men, Women & Kids
Save 60%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

Dr. Teal’s Bath Items
Buy one, get one free

Kids’ Sleepwear
Save 50%
Use the 30% off Apparel Coupon

GoPro Camera $399.99
Receive a $20 Fred Meyer Gift Card with purchase and in-store coupon (limit 1)

If you are planning on making a trip tomorrow, I encourage you to check out these deals that are good through tomorrow as well. Deals starting Sunday, December 14th will be published at the blog tonight at 8pm PST. So stick around, more Fred Meyer deals are coming your way!


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Fred Meyer: 50% off Crayola Coupon (no limit!) – Good Today Only!

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In conjunction with Fred Meyer’s Countdown Instant Win Game, they have been offering a new coupon offer every day. I think today’s coupon is my favorite to-date: save 50% off Crayola – and there is no limit!

According to the fine print of the coupon offer, it can be combined with a bonus coupon, and there just so happens to be one this week! If you end up heading to Fred Meyer with this coupon, make sure to also grab the 10% off Toys & Home  extra bonus coupon found in this week’s ad. (You can always grab a copy of the coupon and ad at Customer Service.)

To get this coupon, you’ll need to head to Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown page and enter your email address. From there, you can print or display the coupon on your mobile device. You will need to redeem it today (Friday, December 12th).

If any of you have won the Spot the Difference Instant Win game? I’d love to hear about it! So far, I’ve not heard from any winners!


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Wish Granted: “Feed the Burg” Grassroots Community Potluck

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A couple weeks ago, I asked you a question: how would a Fred Meyer gift card help make your holiday wish come true this year? I received many wonderful submissions and am now pleased to share with you the wishes that have been granted. I’ll be sharing one a day, for the next 10 days. I hope these stories touch you, as much as they touched me.

Today I would like to share a wish that’s been granted for a community potluck in Roseburg, Oregon. Here’s the letter I received from Julie:

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First of all thank you for doing this wonderful gift for others. If I could fulfill a wish it would be for “FEED THE BURG” in Roseburg, Oregon.

My family and I have been avid volunteers in our community for years but after a serious car accident a few years ago it left me in a position of not being able to volunteer because of my physical and financial limitations.  Over time I became depressed and withdrawn as every time I went somewhere friends and aquantences would ask why I wasn’t volunteering or where have you been. I knew I needed to try to make a change and push myself knowing if I could get back to volunteering a little bit that it might help my current situation.

Since the car accident I sleep maybe 3-4 hours a night and on one of my all nighters while on Facebook I seen a page for “feed the burg community potluck & free store”.  I scanned through their page and immediately thought it was a place where I could volunteer because of the short time commitment. I gathered my kids on Saturday morning and off we went. What I witnessed on that first day was humanity at it’s very best. I left there in tears realizing the compassion and kindness that was coming from our very own community. It was nothing like any other volunteer experience I have ever had before!!

Feed the burg has been taking place now for 157 Saturdays in a row. That’s over 3 years!! Feed the burg is a Community potluck served to the homeless and needy members of our community. Every single Saturday Banquet tables are lined in a public park with dishes of food made by loving people in our community. There is a line of people waiting to eating as early as 10:30 and lunch is served at 12:00 No corporate sponsors or business support but by our community of people that have compassion for those in need.

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My heart has never felt so much love and compassion as it did that very day. So many people so very thankful for a warm meal in their tummy. Although my heart ached as I seen the line filled with the elderly and families with children. 100-200 people are served each and every Saturday and not all are homeless some just in need of a meal.

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Fred Meyer: Save $5 on $14.99 Apparel Coupon (Today Only)

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In conjunction with Fred Meyer’s Countdown Instant Win Game, they have been offering a new coupon offer every day. Today’s coupon is $5 off your apparel, shoes & accessories purchase of $14.99 or more.

According to the fine print of the coupon offer, it can be combined with a bonus coupon, and there just so happens to be one this week! If you end up heading to Fred Meyer with this coupon, make sure to also grab the 15% off Apparel extra bonus coupon found in this week’s ad. (You can always grab a copy of the coupon and ad at Customer Service.) At my store yesterday, I found kids’ outerwear priced at 60%, pajamas for the family at 50%, and cold weather accessories at 50%. These are just a few examples of why this coupon stack may be especially appealing.

To get this coupon, you’ll need to head to Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown page and enter your email address. From there, you can print or display the coupon on your mobile device. You will need to redeem it today (Thursday, December 11th).

If any of you have won the Spot the Difference Instant Win game? I’d love to hear about it! So far, I’ve not heard from any winners!


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Fred Meyer: $0.50 2-lb Kroger Sugar Coupon (12/9 only)

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krogersugarHave you been playing Fred Meyer’s Countdown Instant Win Game? I have, but still haven’t won a $25 gift card yet! As a reminder, every day Fred Meyer has been offering a special store coupon in conjunction with this game. Today’s seemed particularly solid to me, and I wanted to share!

To get this $0.50 Kroger 2 lb Powdered, Brown, or Dark Brown Sugar coupon, you’ll need to head to Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown page and enter your email address. From there, you can print or display the coupon on your mobile device. You will need to redeem it today (Tuesday, December 9th).

If any of you have won the Spot the Difference Instant Win game? I’d love to hear about it! So far, I’ve not heard from any winners!


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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals 12/7 – 12/13: $0.88/lb Apples, $1.99/lb Ham, B1G1 Boots & more!

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Fred Meyer Ad 12/7 + Coupon Deals

Here are the best deals I could find at Fred Meyer starting Sunday, December 7th and running through Saturday, December 13th. If you are finding this post on December 5th or 6th, note that there is a hot 2-day sale in progress with coupons and special savings throughout the store.

On December 9th, it will be a Senior Discount Day, which means if you’re 55 or over, you can save an additional 10% on many items throughout the store.

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One more important note, before we get onto the deals: through December 7th only, I am accepting requests for “holiday wishes” that Fred Meyer can grant. As of today, I have $650 in Fred Meyer gift cards in hand to help make your wishes come true! Please take a look at this post which outlines the contest and respond quickly.

As usual, my favorite deals have been highlighted in red. 

Fuji, Gala, Braeburn or Cameo Apples
$0.88/lb

Fred Meyer Milk or Orange Juice
$1.25 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Clementines, 3 lb bag
$3.99

Spiral Sliced Ham
$1.99/lb (limit 2)

Doritos or Ruffles
$2 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

General Mills Cereal
8.9 oz Cheerios, 9 oz Multigrain Cheerios, 11.5 oz Lucky Charms, 12.25 oz Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.7 oz Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Langers Juice, 64 oz; Any Variety except Grape Juice Plus, Mango Nectar and Grapefruit Juice
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)
Stack with $0.50/1 Honey Nut Cheerios printable coupon
$1/3 coupon from 11/16 SmartSource
Bottom line: as low as $1.17

Barilla Pasta
12-16 oz, Any Variety except Pasta Plus, Lasagna or Gluten Free, or Hunt’s Tomatoes 14.5 oz or Hunt’s Pasta Sauce, 24 oz
$0.79 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)
Stack with $1/2 Barilla Pasta AND Sauce coupon from 11/9 SmartSource

Country Oven Bread or Buns
$1.33 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

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Fred Meyer: Coupon Countdown & $25 Instant Win Spot the Difference Game!

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fredmeyerecouponStarting today and running through Christmas, Fred Meyer will be offering a new hot coupon everyday as part of a “Coupon Countdown.”

Here’s how to get the this deal:

  • Start by registering at Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown page.
  • Your coupon offer will be revealed. You can then print or present the coupon on your mobile device. (This is not an ecoupon that needs to be downloaded.)
  • Redeem the coupon offer that day only.

Today’s offer is $4.99 Simple Truth Nuts, 12 – 16 oz (limit 1).

Additionally, Fred Meyer is running a “Spot the Difference” game where you can win instantly up to a $25 Fred Meyer Gift Card! This is on the same page you’ll be directed to once you register for Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown.

Fred Meyer Spot the Difference Game

Here’s how to play:

  • Click on the “Spot the Difference” game from Fred Meyer’s Coupon Countdown page.
  • Click “start” to reveal the second photo.
  • Try to find all 5 differences before the time is up.
  • Then, see if you are an instant winner.

You can play this game once per day through the Countdown period. Images are randomly selected everyday. This means, there is a chance you could get the same images twice which will help your chances of spotting the differences more quickly.

So, I just played the game and it gave me 90 seconds. Here’s a tip… when I couldn’t find the last item, I just started clicking around the picture until I ended up clicking on the spot where there was a difference. Even though I did find all 5 differences within the time frame, I was not a winner today. Maybe you’ll have better luck! If so, leave a message!


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Fred Meyer/QFC Friday Download: FREE Kraft BBQ Sauce (available today only)

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Today’s FREE Friday Download is a good one – it’s a FREE Kraft Barbeque Sauce. The coupon is only available for download today (December 5th), but you have through December 21st to redeem it.

Head HERE for Fred Meyer or HERE for QFC.

Never used an ecoupon before? It’s easy! Here’s how:

  • First, you’ll need to make sure you’ve registered your QFC Advantage Card or Fred Meyer Rewards card.
  • Next, head to the “coupons” section of their website (here are QFC coupons and Fred Meyer coupons).
  • Simply “click” to load them to your card.
  • Purchase the designated coupon items and make sure to use your store card at checkout. The coupon discounts generally come off at the end, once the cashier has hit “total.”

If you’re planning a trip out, make sure to check out the deals happening right now at Fred Meyer as well as the 2-day Sale that starts today.


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Fred Meyer: 2 Day Sale December 5th & 6th

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Fred Meyer 2-Day Sale Ad - Dec 5 & 6Just as I suspected, Fred Meyer will in fact be having a 2-day Sale this Friday (December 5th) and Saturday (December 6th). There will be some HOT coupons and sales available – as is typical for the special sales Fred Meyer has run in past years leading up to Christmas.

Notable Store Coupons:

  • 10% off Toys & Home (Includes Housewares, Home Décor, Furniture, Bedding, Bath, Vacuums & Steamers, Tools, School & Office Supplies, Hardware, Home Improvement, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Luggage, Books & Magazines)
  • 15% off Apparel, Shoes & Accessories for Men, Women & Kids
  • Savings Certificate – Buy any mix of Apparel, Home & Home Electronics: spend $150, save $30; spend $100, save $20; spend $50, save $10 (this *can* be stacked with the coupon offers above)

Here are some notable highlights, from the sale:

Apparel Clearance Sale
Save an extra 70%
(This is the highest clearance will go!)

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All Holiday Home®, Playville & Ty Plush
Save 15%
Use the 10% off Toys coupon

Holiday Home® Individual Ornaments
Buy one, get one 1/2 price with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Home coupon

All Ladders
Save 20% with in-ad coupon
Use the 10% off Home coupon

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Everyday Living® Pet 30″x40″ Pet Bed
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

HD Designs® Kids’ Velvet Throw $8.49 (50% off!)
Use the 10% off Home coupon
Bottom line: $7.64

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Avengers or Spider-Man Hero Mask $5 (reg. $9.99)
Use the 10% off Home coupon
Bottom line: $4.50

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Hot Wheels Stunt Track Set or Core Track $5.99 (reg. $9.99 – $12.99)
Use the 10% off Home coupon
Bottom line: $5.39

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Cougar Dart Blaster or Air Max 6-Dart Gun $6.99 (reg. $10.99 – $11.99)
Use the 10% off Home coupon
Bottom line: $6.29

Misses’ & Junior Dresses
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon

Misses’, Women’s Plus & Junior Fashion Tops
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon

Boys’ & Girls’ Fleece
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon

Kids’ Sleepwear
Save 60%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon

Vacuums & Steamers
Save 15% with in-ad coupon
Stack with the 10% off Home coupon

All Bed Pillows
Buy one, get one 1/2 price with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Home coupon

All Recliners
Save 20% with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Home coupon

Men’s Michael Morgan & adidas Underwear
Buy one, get one 1/2 price with in-ad coupon
Stack with 15% off Apparel coupon

Men’s, Women’s & Kids’ Socks
Buy one, get one 1/2 price with in-ad coupon
Stack with 15% off Apparel coupon 

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Beats Pill Bluetooth Portable Speaker or Beats Solo 2 Headphones $199.99
Receive a $50 Fred Meyer Gift Card with purchase of 2 Beats products and in-store coupon (limit 1)
Make sure to use your Savings Certificate with this deal!

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My 10 Favorite Fred Meyer Friends & Family Deals (it ends today!)

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Fred Meyer: Friends and Family Last Chance Idea

Folks: today (Thurs, Dec 4th) the final day for you to use that Fred Meyer Friends & Family Pass! As a reminder, this Pass will yield you these savings on top of store sales, and store & manufacturer coupons:

  • 20% OFF Apparel, Shoes, Cosmetics & Accessories*
  • 15% OFF Home department*
  • 10% OFF Private Brand Food, Natural Choices Department, & Home Electronics*
  • 20% OFF Fine Jewelry*
  • 10% OFF Clearance Jewelry*

* See Shopping Pass for a few exclusions.

Make sure if you haven’t already to print your Friends & Family Shopping Pass. You can also text “FAMILY” to32824 to get a pass you can forward (Note if you go the text route: You’ll receive up to (2) messages per query from an automated system. Message and data rates may apply. to stop service, reply STOP to 32824. Text HELP to 32824 to receive help information. Consent is not required to buy goods and services.)

I’ve shared both advertised and unadvertised deals, but I thought I’d sum up my 10 favorite deals to be had by this pass – the ones I am the most excited about.

#1 – Fred Meyer Milk or Orange Juice
$1.25 each with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $1.13 each
Why I like this deal: this is the equivalent of paying $2.26 for a gallon of milk, and you’d be hard pressed to beat that at another grocery store right now.

#2 – Country Oven Bread or Buns
$1.33 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $1.20
Why I like this deal: this is how I personally stock up on 100% whole wheat bread – I just freeze the extra loaves! Also note that really nice hamburger buns are included in this sale! I purchased the Country Oven Hawaiian Hamburger Buns at this price this week and they made the *best* homemade burgers! (Plus, we saved 10% by buying Private Selection Angus Ground Beef!)

#3 – Home Sense Bathroom Tissue, 36 double rolls
$10.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $9.89
Why I like this deal: at $0.27 per roll, I definitely consider this a stock-up deal! I can personally vouch for the quality of the Home Sense brand. We’ve purchased this toilet paper before and it’s not chintzy. 

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#4 – Simple Truth Organic Canned Pumpkin $1.50
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $1.35
Why I like this deal: this is a fabulous price, for organic pumpkin. We’re fast coming to a time when canned pumpkin is just not going to be on sale, period. I would stock up at this price.

#4 – Bulk Spices
Save 30%
Use your 10% off Friends & Family pass
Why I like this deal: I have written for years about the benefits of purchasing spices in bulk! It’s an easy way to not only save money, but to buy what you use and ensure that your spices are the freshest possible. Fred Meyer has a nice selection of spices, too. I’ve found spirulina, rose hips, teas, and all kinds of fun and unusual things you wouldn’t expect to find in a typical “spice” section. 

wiiubundle#5 - Wii U Bundle $299.99
Get a $20 Fred Meyer Gift card with purchase and in-store coupon (limit 1)
Use your 10% off Friends & Family pass
Pay: $269.99 at the register
After gift card, that’s like getting this for $249.99 – best deal I’ve seen to-date!
Why I like this deal: I think this one is pretty obvious – it’s hard to beat. Where the deal gets better, you can take the $20 gift card and turn around to buy additional Wii games or accessories plus use the Friends & Family pass to save 10% on those items PLUS use a 10% off video games accessories coupon found in this week’s ad. (Is your head hurting yet?)

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#6 – Kids Sleepwear
Save 50%
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
AND, Stack the 20% off Friends & Family pass
Why I like this deal: When I went to the store, I found pajama sets as low as $7.99. After the coupon stack, you’ve got a great stock-up price for kids’ pajamas.

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Use the 10% Home coupon
And, Save 15% with the Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $26.76
Why I like this deal: I believe this is just about the cheapest I’ve seen Furbies go – a really great price!

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#8Mini Stretch Gloves $0.99
Use the 15% off Apparel coupon
And, save 20% with your Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $0.67
Why I like this deal: can you ever have too many gloves? I bought two pairs and already my daughter claimed one and my son lost one of the gloves! ARGH. I’ll be back to buy more today. These are great for running (I ran my 4-miler in some today), plus make good stocking stuffers and are great for clothing drives. 

#9 – Value Toys $1+
Use the 10% off Friends coupon
And, save 15% with your Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $0.77
Why I like this deal: so this deal did NOT appear on my advertised or unadvertised lists, but I feel it’s worth mentioning. When you look down the toy aisles, there is a section for value based or “novelty” toys. These start at just $1 each and make great stocking stuffers. Think bubbles, bracelets, small toy cars, gag gifts, and the like.

If you are making a trip, please check out all the advertised deals and unadvertised deals I’ve already reported.

Now it’s your turn: what’s the best deal you’ve snagged with the Friends & Family Pass this week?


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Making Holiday Wishes Come True {with Fred Meyer!} – Submit by Dec 7th!

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Making Holiday Wishes Come True - 2014

For the last three years now, the folks at Fred Meyer have graciously teamed with me in making many special Holiday Wishes come true for deserving families and Coupon Project readers. In years past, five families were selected to win gift cards ranging from $50-250. I invited my readers to vote for the family they wanted to see win the $250 card. I know this contest has been a huge blessing to so many people, but I also proposed some changes to Fred Meyer this year – and I’m delighted to say they’ve agreed!

I’m hoping that under the new contest structure, even more wishes will be granted this year – up to 10 wishes total, with prizes ranging between $50 – $100 in Fred Meyer Gift cards!

How the Contest Will Work

  • If you have a special wish that a Fred Meyer gift card (of $50-100 in value) could help grant, email me the details. (Note: There are some IMPORTANT details about the email you send – please see below for the best possible chance at having your wish granted.)
  • Email me your wish no later than Sunday, December 7th 6pm PST. I know this is a short time frame, but remember – I’ll possibly have a lot of entries to go through, plus I’ll need to submit my top choices for approval from Fred Meyer and mail off all the prizes.
  • I will be sharing the granted wishes on my blog over the course of the month.

What Kinds of Wishes will be Granted?

Of course – you can send me any wish you choose, but I’m hoping to receive a fair amount of wishes that emphasize giving back to others, or where a gift card of $50-100 in value is going to really make a good impact this year. Some examples, to get you thinking:

  • A wish for a new coffeemaker, for the homeless center you volunteer at.
  • A wish for paint, so you can repaint your elderly neighbor’s family room.
  • A wish for a special holiday meal to prepare for an out-of-town relative who’s coming home for the first time in years.
  • A wish for new shoes for your children, because your family is between jobs.
  • A wish for a special toy for a child who’s had a challenging year.

I will absolutely consider any and all wishes, but I hope some of these ideas get you thinking outside the box! I would love to share some wishes that reflect the Spirit of Giving this year!

Submitting your Wish

Having run a similar contest for three years now, there are definitely things I look for and ways you can help make this easier on me. (Remember, I’m not just running this contest – I’m keeping the entire blog running, plus I’m a stay-at-home mom!)

Please carefully read and follow the below instructions:

  1. Make sure to send your email to angela @ thecouponproject.com no later than Sunday, December 7th, 6pm PST. I hate to be a stickler, but emails sent after that cannot be considered due to the administrative tasks I will need to complete at that time.
  2. Please use the phrase “Holiday Wishes” in the subject line. This will ensure I get your email.
  3. Please use good grammar and write your wish clearly. You do not need to go on and on (please don’t!), but in years past, I’ve received email submissions that were just a couple sentences long. Remember, your email is all I have to go on, to make a decision. It’s also important to note that if you win, your message will be shared on the blog (along with a short response from yours truly).
  4. If possible, I would LOVE you to include a related photo that I could share along with your email if you are selected! The photo could be anything – you, the person you want the wish for (please get their permission first!), or perhaps something showing how the gift card could be useful.

Finally, make sure to use an email address you actually check regularly. This is important given the short time frame! Once the contest has closed, I’ll be notifying the winners within 24 hours (by Monday, December 8th) and will need you to respond quickly so we can coordinate the delivery of your prize.

Friends, you are welcome and encouraged to share this contest with others you think may have a wish we can help meet this Holiday Season. I very much look forward to reading your submissions. If you have any questions at all – feel free to leave them in the comment thread below. (Chances are – someone may have a similar question.)

Now – let’s make some magic this Holiday Season!


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Fred Meyer Friends & Family Shopping Pass: Monster List of Ideas!

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Fred Meyer: Friends & Family List Monster Post of Deal Ideas (Nov 30 - Dec 4)

I am probably a little *too* excited about the Friends & Family Shopping Pass Fred Meyer issued this week. I seriously have been calling and messaging friends and family about it, and even interrupted a complete stranger’s shopping transaction today to make sure she knew about it, too! (Sorry to those I’ve annoyed already!)

Why am I so excited about this Pass? Well for starters, it only comes 2, *maybe* 3 times a year. The Pass yields you extra discounts on many items throughout the store and can be used on top of other store savings and coupons (both store and manufacturer). Even better, the Pass has very few exclusions. You can use it on clearance items, Xbox, Wii, Nike, Carter’s, and Priceblaster items. You can use it on private-label organic produce, grass-fed beef… but I’m getting ahead of myself.

First, a few notes about the Pass, and then I’m going to show you some real examples of how to use it. Make sure if you haven’t already to print your Friends & Family Shopping Pass. You can also text “FAMILY” to 32824 to get a pass you can forward (Note if you go the text route: You’ll receive up to (2) messages per query from an automated system. Message and data rates may apply. to stop service, reply STOP to 32824. Text HELP to 32824 to receive help information. Consent is not required to buy goods and services.)

Here are the discounts it will yield you:

  • 20% OFF Apparel, Shoes, Cosmetics & Accessories*
  • 15% OFF Home department*
  • 10% OFF Private Brand Food, Natural Choices Department, & Home Electronics*
  • 20% OFF Fine Jewelry*
  • 10% OFF Clearance Jewelry*

* See Shopping Pass for a few exclusions.

One more thing, if you are 55 and over – it’s Senior Discount Day this Tuesday! So if that describes you, you may want to plan your trip for Tuesday.

One more thing, before I share the deals I found in store today. Yesterday I already went through the ad and shared a TON of deal ideas with you there, too. So if you’re planning a trip, please make sure to check out that post for even more ideas throughout the store.

Nutrition Center – Friends & Family Pass Ideas

The pass will save you 10% on everything in this department. If you are using manufacturer’s coupons, note that the Pass will be deducted after those have been applied.Bulk Foods at Fred Meyer

Bulk Foods 
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Bob's Red Mill Flour

Bob’s Red Mill Flour $2.89
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $2.60

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Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap and Select Dishsoap $3.50
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $3.15
Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea $2.99
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $2.69
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Traditional Medicinals Tea for Kids – Closeout, $2.64
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $2.38

Mrs. Meyer's Holiday

Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Scented Handsoap and Dishsoap $3.50
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $3.15

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Simple Truth Organic Beans $1
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $0.90
(Note: unfortunately you do not get to save 10% for Nutrition AND 10% since this is a private brand. I already thought of that and have asked before!)Green & Black's Organic Chocolate

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate $2
Save 10% with Friends & Family Pass
Your price: $1.80

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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals: 11/30 – 12/6 (*Friends & Family Pass Week is Here!*)

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Fred Meyer Ad 11/30 - Friends & Family Coupon Shopping Pass

Here are the best deals I could find at Fred Meyer starting tomorrow, Sunday, November 30th and running through Saturday, December 6th. I am also super excited to share that from Sunday, November 30th through Thursday, December 4th you can use this special Friends & Family Shopping Pass coupon to save even more. This pass only comes around 2 or 3 times a year and is a fantastic way to save. I’ll be doing a separate post with more ideas about the pass tomorrow, but in the meantime, please print yours now. The pass will save you:

  • 20% OFF Apparel, Shoes, Cosmetics & Accessories*
  • 15% OFF Home department*
  • 10% OFF Private Brand Food, Natural Choices Department, & Home Electronics*
  • 20% OFF Fine Jewelry*
  • 10% OFF Clearance Jewelry*

* See Shopping Pass for a few exclusions.

EVEN BETTER, if you are 55 or over? Tuesday is a Senior Discount Day. So if I was 55, I’d be shopping on Tuesday and getting my Senior Discount AND using the Friends & Family pass!

Fred Meyer is also running a special Gift Card offer – I like sharing these as I find them popping up at the stores:

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This one will earn you 4X fuel points at Fred Meyer when you buy eligible Gift Cards at Fred Meyer through December 6.

As usual, my favorite deals have been highlighted in red.

Ribeye Steaks
$6.97/lb

Tillamook Cheese, 2 lb loaf
$5.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Large Hass Avocados
$1 each

Honeycrisp Apples
$1.49/lb

Fred Meyer Milk or Orange Juice
$1.25 each with in-ad coupon
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $1.13 each

Country Oven Bread or Buns
$1.33 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $1.20

Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7UP, 12 pack, 12 oz cans
$3 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Lean Cuisine or Stouffer’s Entrée
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6)

Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage
$3.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

Kroger Lunch Meat
$2.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $2.25

Hershey’s or Symphony
$1.67 each with in-ad coupon (limit 3)

Home Sense Bathroom Tissue, 36 double rolls
$10.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)
Stack with 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $9.89 (that’s just $0.27 per roll – great stock-up price!)

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream $2.50
Use the 10% off Friends & Family pass
Bottom line: $2.25

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Fred Meyer Coupon Deals 11/23 – 11/27: FREE Turkey Deal Continues, *HOT* Mr Coffee Promotion!

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Fred Meyer Ad 11/23 - 11/27

Note that Fred Meyer’s ad is a shorter one this week, “thanks” to Thanksgiving. It runs from Sunday, November 23rd through 27th. You might want to check out the Thanksgiving Doorbuster and Black Friday posts, too.

Here’s a special Gift Card offer – I like sharing these as I find them popping up at the stores:

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This one will earn you 4X fuel points at Fred Meyer when you buy eligible Gift Cards at Fred Meyer through December 6.

As always, my favorite deals have been highlighted in red.

Turkey Deal
Spend $150, get a FREE turkey with in-ad coupon
OR Spend $100, and get a turkey for $0.49/lb
OR Spend $50, and get a turkey for $0.69/lb
(Some exclusions apply – please see ad for details)

5 lb Box Clementine or Satsuma Mandarins
$4.99

Celery
$0.39/lb

Lay’s Potato Chips
$1.88 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7UP
4 for $11 with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

New York Holiday Roast
$4.99/lb

Darigold Butter
$2.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

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Fred Meyer/QFC Friday Download: FREE 12 oz Herdez Cooking Sauce

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Free Herdez Cooking Sauce

Today’s FREE Friday Download is a good one – it’s a FREE 12 oz Herdez Cooking Sauce. The coupon is only available for download today (November 21st), but you have through December 7th to redeem it.

Head HERE for Fred Meyer or HERE for QFC.

Never used an ecoupon before? It’s easy! Here’s how:

  • First, you’ll need to make sure you’ve registered your QFC Advantage Card or Fred Meyer Rewards card.
  • Next, head to the “coupons” section of their website (here are QFC coupons and Fred Meyer coupons).
  • Simply “click” to load them to your card.
  • Purchase the designated coupon items and make sure to use your store card at checkout. The coupon discounts generally come off at the end, once the cashier has hit “total.”

If you’re planning a trip out, make sure to check out the deals happening right now at Fred Meyer.


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Best Turkey Price Roundup – as of 11/19 (includes Organic Turkey Prices from Costco!)

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Best Turkey Prices: Post Updated Weekly with Best Deals in Puget Sound area!

Best Turkey Prices, Coupons & Deals

Once again, I’m going to do my best to round-up the best turkey prices at grocery stores I’m finding. I noticed a few offers have started to pop up this week, but I expect more to follow in the next week or so. Please note that in many cases, I’ve left notes and comments from 2013 sales as guidance (so pay careful attention to dates).

I also addressed the question “what’s a good price for a turkey?” which you might find helpful to read when considering these deals!

Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fred Meyer Turkey Price

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Through Saturday (11/22), Fred Meyer is running the following coupon deal:

Get a FREE Kroger or Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey when you spend $150 or more
or $0.49/lb when you spend $100 or more
or $0.69/lb when you spend $50 or more

You can get the coupon in last Sunday’s newspaper or at your store at customer service.

Fred Meyer Holiday Turkey Dinner Deal

You might prefer Fred Meyer’s Deluxe Holiday Turkey Dinner. For $69.99, get a 10-13 Private Selection Fully Cooked Oven-Roasted Turkey (select varieties), plus stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and a pie. This meal serves up to 6 and if you order before November 19, you’ll save $5.

If I were to make a guess, we’ll see frozen turkeys hit the ads this Sunday (November 16). In years past, Fred Meyer has offered up to a free turkey with purchase. This is worth watching if you tend to do the bulk of your grocery shopping at Fred Meyer anyways.

2013 Pricing: Free turkey with $150 + purchase OR $0.49/lb with $100+ purchase OR $0.69/lb with $50+ purchase and in-ad coupon. $150 purchase has some exclusions, for instance alcohol and gift cards – the standards.

QFC Turkey Price

Turkey Price - QFC

This week, QFC has an advertised special of turkeys for $0.69/lb with a $30 additional purchase (limit 1). This is exactly my target per-pound price for 2014, and the low additional purchase threshhold makes it a particularly attractive offer. This pricing is also good clear through Thanksgiving Day!

QFC Holiday Turkey Dinner Price

QFC is advertising an identical deal to Fred Meyer this week (probably due to the fact that they are sister stores – under Kroger). For $69.99, get a 10-13 Private Selection Fully Cooked Oven-Roasted Turkey (select varieties), plus stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and a pie. This meal serves up to 6 and if you order before November 19, you’ll save $5.

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