Kmart: Quaker Instant Oatmeal as low as $0.40!

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On sale at Kmart stores through March 6, 2010:
$2.00 Quaker Cereal, Oatmeal, Chewy Granola Bars or Cookies, select 8.4–18-oz.
*Save $3.00 instantly when you buy 5 in one transaction (limit 1 offer per order)*

Choose from the following coupons (if these varieties are included):

  • $0.75/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars coupon (from 2-14 RP)
  • $0.50/1 Quaker Old Fashioned or Quick Oats coupon (from 2-7 RP)
  • $1.00/2 Quaker Fiber & Omega 3 Chewy Granola Bars (from 1-24 RP)
  • $0.55/1 Quaker Oatmeal To Go Breakfast Bars coupon (from 1-24 RP)
  • $1.00/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal coupon (from 2-7 RP)
  • $1.00/1 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal coupon (from 2-14 RP)
  • $1.00/1 Quaker Oats/Oatmeal printable here after you “create a day” and here

Example Item Scenarios

#1 LOWEST COST
(2) Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal
(3) Quaker Instant Oatmeal
$10.00 – $3.00 instant savings = $7.00
(5) $1.00/1 Quaker coupons
Pay $2.00 for 5 items ($0.40 each!)
That’s a stock-up price!

#2 LUNCH BOX SNACKS
(4) Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
(1) Quaker Oatmeal to Go Breakfast Bars
$10.00 – $3.00 instant savings = $7.00
(2) $0.75/2 Granola Bar coupons
(1) $0.55/1 Oatmeal to Go coupon

Pay $4.95 for 5 items ($0.99 each)

#3 NO COUPONS (only for the sake of example!)
(5) Quaker items
$10.00 – $3.00 instant savings = $7.00
Pay $7.00 for 5 items ($1.40 each)

Thanks to Anna for sharing this deal!

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Oak Ridge: March 2-8, 2010

Please shop with care – Oak Ridge has extremely challenging coupon policies! I highly recommend purchasing different varieties of coupon items to make sure you remain within store policy AND using a calculator so that you know exactly what your total should be (just in case a coupon doesn’t double as expected)! Take a look at the Oak Ridge coupon policy as well.

GROCERY
$2.00 Quaker Oats, 42 oz
-$1.00/1 printable coupon, 1 coupon will double*
FREE after coupon – great charity donation!

$0.89 Maruchan Yakisoba Noodles
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 1-3 SS#1), at least 1 coupon will double up to item price*
FREE after coupon – great charity donation!

$1.00 Bounty Basic Paper Towel, single roll
-$1.00/2 coupon (from 2-7 PG), 1 coupon will double*
FREE when you buy 2 with coupon
Note: watch this closely – it may need cashier intervention to double properly.

$1.99 Johnson & Johnson Gauze Pads, 10 ct
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 1-3 RP#1), 1 coupon will double*
FREE after coupon – thanks, Stacey!

$2.50 Edy’s Premium Ice Cream, 1.5 qt
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 1-31 SS)
$0.50 after coupon (I’m excited to stock up at this price!)

$0.50 Pennsylvania Dutchman Mushrooms, 4 oz can (limit 6 total)

$1.00 Aunt Millie’s White or Wheat Butter Top Bread, 22 oz loaf

$2.00 Ortega Grande Taco Shells, 15.5 oz
-$0.75/2 coupon (from 1-24 SS), 1 coupon will double*
$1.25 each when you buy 2 with coupon

$1.99 Quaker Big Box Cereal – 21 oz Life, Cinnamon Life, Cap’n Crunch or Crunch Berries

DAIRY
$1.00 Sunny Delight Original, 64 oz (limit 5 total while supplies last)
-$0.25/1 coupon (from 2-7 SS), 1 coupon will double*
$0.50 after coupon

$2.50 Daisy Cottage Cheese, 16 oz
-$0.65/1 coupon (from 2-21 SS), 1 coupon will double
$1.20 after coupon

MEAT/DELI
$0.99/lb Miller’s Amish Country Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs
$1.69/lb Whole Center Cut Pork Loin
$1.99/lb Lean Ground Round, family pack
$4.59/lb Butterball Oven Roasted or Low Salt Turkey Breast

$1.00 Oscar Mayer Bologna or Cotto Salami, 12 oz excludes beef

PRODUCE
$1.99 Russet Potatoes, 10 lb bag
$1.99 Navel Oranges, 4 lb bag

View all of the deals in the Oak Ridge Ad here.
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*OAK RIDGE LOCATIONS and COUPON POLICIES
VIEW the OFFICIAL
OAK RIDGE COUPON POLICY here! Print it and take it with you if needed (although there may be a large poster near the registers in your store)!
All locations now appear to be using the published coupon policy
. Each store will:

  • Double up to 3 identical coupons, but for each identical coupon you will need to purchase a different variety/flavor
  • Accept verified printable coupons ONLY if they scan
FRASER – 31240 Groesbeck (at 13 Mile) 586.296.7230
WARREN – 30800 Hoover Rd (at 13 Mile) 586.558.8500
WARREN – 26700 Ryan Rd (near 11 Mile) 586.754.0016
ROYAL OAK – 2560 Crooks Rd (at Webster, btw 12-13 Mile) 248.280.2820

Store hours vary slightly by location.

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Kroger: March 1-7, 2010

These Kroger matchups have been created using the Kroger store ad for the Metro Detroit area. I’ve listed only what I consider to be the best deals for your money this week. Please let me know if you see others worthy of making the list!

Many, many thanks to Nicole for her effort in compiling this list!

Please note the recent change in Kroger’s coupon policy: Limit 3 Manufacturer’s Coupons will be Doubled (up to $0.50) per Like Items Purchased.

GROCERY
$0.88 Gatorade, 32 oz
-$0.50/1 G2 Gatorade coupon (from 1-10 RP)
FREE after coupon

$1.00 Reach Dental Floss, 55 yards select varieties
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 6-14 SS, 10-18 or 1-3 RP)
FREE after coupon – great charity donation! 

$1.00 Reach Advanced Design Toothbrush Select Varieties, 1 ct
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 10-18 RP) or B1G1 coupon (from 1-3 RP)
FREE or $0.50 after coupon – great charity donation!

$1.00 Hormel Pepperoni, Select Varieties, 3.5 oz
-$0.75/1 coupon (from 1-24 SS)
$0.25 after coupon
Recipe: Braided Pizza Bread

$0.50 Earthsound Reusable Shopping Bag, each (1/2 price)

$1.67 Boulder Canyon Potato Chips, 5 oz
-B1G1 printable coupon (will deduct $1.67 when you buy 2) or $1.00/1 printable
$0.67-0.84 after coupon

$1.25 Progresso Soup
-$1.00/4 coupon (from 1-17 SS) or $0.50/2 coupon (from 1-17 SS, 2-7 GM or 2-21 SS) $0.75-$1.00 each after coupon

$1.88 Cole’s Mini Garlic Bread Loaf
-$0.50/1 printable coupon
$0.88 after coupon

$1.00 Kroger Tender Twist Bread or Buns
$1.00 Kroger Tortilla Chips,
10 oz
$1.00 Kroger Donuts, 12 ct
$1.00 Kroger Cheese Balls or Curls, 7 oz

$1.25 Pringles
-$0.50/4 coupon (from 02-21 PG)
$1.00 each when you buy 4 with coupon

$1.50 Chex Mix
-$0.50/2 (from 1-24 SS) OR
-$0.50/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts e-coupon
(load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use)
$1.00 each when you buy 2 with coupon or e-savings

B1G1 Hostess Donettes, 11.25-11.75 oz (reg $2.99)
-$0.45/1 printable coupon (via email when you register)
$1.05 each when you buy 2 on sale

$2.19 Muir Glen Mild Salsa
-$1.00/1 printable coupon
$1.19 after coupon

$1.99 Gold Medal Flour, 5 lb bag
-$0.75/1 printable coupon (print 2 per computer)
$1.24 after coupon

$2.29 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 2-21 SS or printable) OR
$1.00/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts e-coupon (load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use)

$1.29 after coupon

$1.69 Old El Paso Refried Beans or Taco Shells
$0.60/2 printable coupon
$1.39 each after coupon

$1.99 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels or Scrambles
-$0.55/2 (from 1-3 or 2-7 GM or printable) OR
-$0.55/1 Cellfire e-coupon (load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use)
$1.44 or $1.72 each after coupon or e-savings


$2.29 Nature Valley Granola Bars
-$0.40/1 printable coupon or $0.70/2 (from 2-07 GM)
-$0.40/1 Cellfire e-coupon
(load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use)
$1.49 after coupon or e-savings

B1G1 Sara Lee Pies (reg $3.89-6.99)
-$1.00/1 printable coupon (print 2 when you register)
$1.45-2.99 each after coupons

$2.50 Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal
$1.00/1 printable coupon,  when you sign up for email coupon
$1.50 after coupon

$2.50 Chex Mix Bars
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 2-07 GM)
$1.50 after coupon

$2.50 Fiber One Bars
-$0.40/1 printable coupon
-$0.40/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts e-coupon

$1.70 or $2.10 each after coupon or e-savings

$2.79 Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce
$1.00/1 printable coupon
$1.79 after coupon

$2.99 General Mills Cereal, select varieties 11.25-25.25oz or Jumbo size
-$1.00/1 Wheaties coupon (from 2-21 SS) or $0.75/1 Chex coupon (from 2-21 SS or printable), if included in sale
-$1.00/2 coupon (from 1-31 or 2-21 SS) or $1.00/3 coupon (from 2-7 GM)
$1.99-2.65 each after coupon

B1G1 Pepsi 24 pk cans
$5.75
each when you buy 2 on sale

DAIRY
$1.25 Pillsbury Biscuits, Crescents or Cinnamon Rolls
-$0.40/2 (from 12-13, 1-03 or 2-07 GM)
$0.40/2 Cellfire e-coupon
$0.65 each when you buy 2 with coupon and e-savings

$1.99 Welch’s Refrigerated Juices
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 2-7 SS) or $1.00/2 printable coupon
$0.99 or $1.49 each with coupon

$2.00 Yoplait Delights, multipack
$1.00/1 printable coupon OR
-$1.00/1 Cellfire coupon (load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use) 
$1.00 after coupon or e-savings

$2.00 Yoplait FiberOne Yogurt, multipack
-$1.00/1 printable coupon OR
-$1.00/1 Cellfire or Shortcuts e-coupon

$1.00 after coupon or e-savings

$2.00 Yoplait Gogurt
-$0.35/1 (from 2-7 GM), $0.75/2 (from 2-7 GM) or $1.00/2 (from 2-21 SS) or $0.40/1 printable or $1.00/2 printable coupon
-$0.80/2 Cellfire e-coupon (load to your Kroger card; limit 1 use)
$1.20 and up after coupon or e-savings

$1.50 Kroger Shredded, Chunk or Sliced Cheese, 6-8 oz

$2.99 Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk, half gallon
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 2-21 SS)
$1.99 after coupon

MEAT
$0.89/lb Kroger Whole Chicken
$1.69/lb Pork Spareribs
$4.99/lb T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks
B1G1 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
B1G1 Eckrich Bologna or Franks
$6.99 Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts or Tenderloins, 3 lb bag frozen

$1.00 Oscar Mayer Lunchables Sub
-$0.75/1 printable coupon (print up to 2 per computer)
$0.25 after coupon – Thanks, Colleen!

PRODUCE
$0.99/lb Asparagus
$1.00 Dole Premium Classic Salad
$1.00 Hass Avocados

$5.99 California Cuties Mandarins, 5 lbs
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 2-7 SS) or printable coupon
$4.99
after coupon
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View this week’s complete Kroger Ad.

* Macomb area Kroger stores currently double coupons up to $0.50. However, as of October 2009, only 3 manufacturer’s coupons will be doubled per like items purchased.

You can now view the Kroger coupon policy for Michigan here.

You WILL need a Kroger card to take advantage of these offers; sign up for one at the Customer Service desk if you do not have one!

Select Kroger stores north of Macomb (Grand Blanc, Flint, Frankenmuth and more – view a full list here) will double manufacturer’s coupons up to $1.00! This can mean a great savings (and some potential free items each week). If your travels happen to take you north, check the Kroger ad (search by zip code) for the areas you’re passing through. You just might want to pack your coupons, too! Visit 1-2-3 Save for matchups that include doubles up to $1!
Take your own bags to Kroger and you’ll receive a credit for $0.05 per bag used on your shopping order. You may need to remind your cashier to deduct your credit, however, as the computer will not do it automatically!
Load e-coupons to your Kroger card before you shop: visit Cellfire, Shortcuts and Kroger Digital Coupons. Each website lists the e-coupons that can be loaded onto your Kroger Card so that you can save even more! E-coupons are limited to one use per card and will not double.

This post is a proud part of Be Centsable’s Grocery Gathering. Visit the Grocery Gathering for a HUGE free listing of national and local store matchups from around the country, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and more!

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New Printable Coupons for March!

Today brings March madness – and hopefully some spring weather! I hope that you were able to save in February  – and that your budget stretched well through the month! How did YOU do? I’d love a report!

Coupons.com has rolled out a new set of coupons (and reset others for another round of printing). Print your favorites now before they disappear! Here are some promising coupons:

  • $0.75/1 Gold Medal Flour
    This is my favorite new coupon in the batch! Flour coupons are rare and these won’t last long. Great for making some Easy Beer Bread, too!
  • $1.00/1 Bertolli Mediterranean Meal
  • $1.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Meal
  • $1.00/2 Nestle NestEggs Candy
  • $1.00/2 Wonka Easter Candy
  • $0.75/6 Dannon Light n Fit Yogurt Cups
  • $0.30/1 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
    This should be free when paired with a sale!
  • $1.00/1 Yoplait Yoplus Yogurt
  • $1.00/1 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt
  • $0.50/3 Kleenex
    Print and use at Meijer this week to get Kleenex for $0.42 per box after checkout coupon savings! Great stock-up price!
  • $0.75/1 Chex Cereals
  • $0.75/1 Wheaties Fuel Cereal
  • $0.55/1 Chocolate Cheerios
  • $0.55/1 Reese’s Puffs Cereal
  • $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats
  • $0.50/1 Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil
    FREE with coupon at VG’s, Busch’s and other Spartan stores this week!
  • $0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights
    $0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
    $0.40/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes
    Print these and save for a future sale!
  • $1.00/1 Nature Valley Nut Clusters
  • $1.50/2 Kashi TLC Bars
  • $1.00/1 Ore Ida Steam and Mash Potatoes
  • $1.00/1 Del Monte Fruit Chillers
  • $0.75/1 Oscar Mayer Lunchables Subs

New coupons at Redplum:

  • $1.50/2 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, Frosted Mini-Wheats or All-Bran
  • $1.00/1 Sara Lee pre-sliced lunchmeat
  • $0.55/1 Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread, Buns or Mini Bagels
  • $0.55/1 Earthgrains Bread or Thin Buns
  • $1.00/2 Keebler Town House Flipsides Crackers
  • $1.00/3 Del Monte Fruit Naturals

New coupons at Smartsource.com (many of the coupons are extra prints of the coupons.com coupons shown in the list above):

  • $0.50/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
  • $1.00/1 Jose Ole product
  • $1.00/1 Marie’s Yogurt Dressing
  • $0.35/1 Bob Evans Sausage
  • $0.50/1 New York frozen product
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Redbox: Free DVD Rental Code (March 1 only)

Today is the first Monday of the month – and if you’re signed up for the Redbox Monthly Movie Monday text message program, you should have received a text containing a personalized one-time use code today. The code is valid through midnight tonight and entitles you to one free night’s rental – simply return the movie to a Redbox kiosk before 9 pm tomorrow to avoid additional charges of $1 per day. If you’re not yet signed up for Monthly Movie Monday, it’s not too late to join. Visit Redbox and get on this list today.NOTE: If your text messaging plan charges you a considerable amount, however, you’ll want to do a cost analysis first (Is a free $1 movie worth your texting charge?).

Staying Lean in Oakland County also reported the following code valid through midnight tonight: RBXLUV4U
This code can be used once per credit card. Thanks, Tashena!

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Winners: February $25 Randazzo Gift Card Giveaway

From the Randazzo website:
Randazzo Fresh Market is a full service food specialty and gourmet marketplace. If it’s fresh, Randazzo has it. Randazzo carries fresh fruit & vegetables, butcher meat, scratch baked goods, full service delicatessen, homemade prepared meals & catering, seafood, gourmet grocery, beer, wine, & pop. Owned and operated by the Randazzo family since 1972, we strive to maintain that “mom and pop” appeal in a “big business” world.

Randazzo is “committed to quality” – and they also provide many of the lowest prices in town! Just take a look at the Macomb Fresh Food Price Chart (where I’ve been tracking sale prices in Macomb) and you’ll see Randazzo cited often in the “Best Price” category!

The TWO winners of $25 gift cards to Randazzo are:

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Entry #121: Jenni, who’s always looking for a sale on tomatoes

Entry #172: Mirela M., who’s always looking for a sale on fruit and meat

If the winners do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. Thanks to all of you who entered – and look for another Randazzo giveaway again next month!

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Groupon: Bargain Coupon Offers (NOW in Detroit!)

If you haven’t signed up for Groupon yet (it’s free to register), you may want to now! Groupon has been very successful in other cities and TODAY Groupon has officially arrived in Detroit! It’s FREE to register and there’s no obligation for you to participate in any future offers! Watch the video HERE to learn what its all about! 

Some helpful explanation (directly from today’s Groupon Deal Alert): 

Since this is everyone’s first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.

Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Detroit: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won’t find anywhere else. We call it “collective buying power.”

If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (15 for today’s deal) sign up by the end of the day, you’ll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires-today’s expires in six months). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won’t be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!

It’s nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life’s cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.

It’s a win-win situation, since you get a great deal AND the company benefits from your business! Another cool feature: Groupon offers can be gifted to others (since you pay via credit card when you agree to an offer)!

Groupon looks like a great way to save money and I’m so glad it’s finally here (our friends in Cleveland really love their daily Groupon deals)! If you own a business, you can learn how to work with Groupon to develop a featured deal. If you don’t live in Detroit, check to see if Groupon is already operating in a large city near you!

I’m sure you’re curious to learn about today’s Groupon half-price offer – so go ahead and check it out! Then let the rest of us know what you think!

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Vince & Joe’s: March 1-7, 2010

PRODUCE
$0.25/lb Green Cabbage
$0.99 Aunt Mid’s Baby Spinach 10 oz bag
$0.99 Mini Carrots, 1 lb bag
$0.99 Celery Hearts, 2 ct
$1.29/lb Asparagus
$1.99 Whole Pineapple
$2.50 Strawberries, 1 lb
$3.99 EZ Peel Clementines, 5 lb crate

MEAT/DELI
$0.99/lb Bone-In Split Chicken Breast
$2.99/lb Ground Sirloin or Ground Turkey
$2.99/lb Boneless Rump Roast

$1.99/lb Muenster Cheese, chunk only
$3.99/lb Healthy Ones Oven or Honey Roasted Turkey Breast
$3.99/lb Boar’s Head Plain or Garlic Bologna
$6.99/lb Boar’s Head Oven Roasted Turkey Breast or Deluxe Ham

DAIRY
$0.40 Yoplait Yogurt, 6 oz
$0.99 Extra Large Eggs 
$1.99 Pennsyvania Butter, 1 lb quarters
$2.29 Prairie Farms Gallon Milk (no artificial hormones)

Save a little more on other items with Vince & Joe’s printable coupons!

View the complete Vince & Joe’s Ad here.
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Vince & Joe’s offers a $0.10 credit for each reusable bag you bring.
You may have to remind your cashier, however, as the credit is not automatic.

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

41790 Garfield (at Canal)
Phone 586.263.7870
Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm • Sun 8am-7pm

SHELBY TOWNSHIP

55178 Van Dyke (at 25 Mile)
Phone 586.786.9230
Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm • Sun 8am-7pm
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