Friday, September 18, 2009

Clearance Huggies & Pampers @ Albertsons

I was at the Milwaukie Marketplace Albertsons off 224 last night and noticed a HUGE stash of clearanced Huggies pull-ups, Gentle Care diapers and Pampers Easy Ups and Swaddlers on amazing clearance prices!

I was soo excited because I had my coupons with me! ( a little late night shopping with a friend without the kiddos)

Here are the prices: Dont worry I didnt buy them out!

Huggies Gentle Care size 2, 60 count $9.99
Huggies Pull Ups size 2T-4T $7.99 ( count varies by gender and size)
Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive size 2, 34 count $7.99
Pampers Easy Ups 4T , 26 count $7.99

I had a lot of home mailer coupons for the pampers for $2 and $3 off

The best cashier DOUBLED the $2 and $3 Mfq I was SOOOO excited I couldnt believe it.

These are my 2 transactions:

2 Pampers Sensitive $15.98
1 Pampers Easy Ups $7.99
-(2) $2 Home Mailer
-$3 Home Mailer
-(3) $1 Dbl
OOP $13.97 an average of $4.65 per package

Transaction 2
3 Huggies Pull Ups $23.97
-(2) $2 Mfq
-$3 Home Mailer
-(3) $1 Dbl
-$1o in pop can returns ( yes I had tons to return! )
OOP $3.97 an average of $1.32 per package !!

Like I said there were still plenty of diapers for everyone, so hurry on over to score some great deals on items you need anyway:-)

Good luck, Happy Shopping !!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

5 Coupon Inserts for Sunday 9/13 *!*

Wowza's looks like we get some much needed make-up coupons for having ZERO last week:-)

There will be 5 inserts this week, 2 Smart Source (SS), 2 Red Plum (RP) and 1 General Mills

You can pick up the Sunday Oregonian on Saturdays at your local drug/grocers. Some coupons may vary by location.

To get a sneak peak at the coupons go HERE

Friday, August 14, 2009

Safeway: Betty Crocker Fruit Snack MM

Safeway is currently running an in-ad special this week for lot's of great products, one being Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks.

Buy any BC fruit Snack between 8-14 and 9-6
Buy 3 & get $1.50
Buy 4 & get $2.50
Buy 5 or more & get $3.50

Here is what the deal looks like:

Buy 4 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $8
-$4 In-Ad Safeway Coupon
-$.40 ECoupon
-(4) $.40 IP
-(4) $.40 Dbls
OOP $.40 and you will receive a $2.50 CAT good for your next purchase

Transaction #2
4 BC Fruit Snacks $8
-$4 In-Ad Coupon
-(2) $.50/2 IP
-(2) $.50 Dbl
-$2.50 CAT
OOP: FREE plus $.50 Overage and you will get a $2.50 CAT
** I would suggest buying a small $1 filler item, Safeway will not give you overage**

Check out Frugal Living on how to get Nature Valley Granola Bars for NEARLY FREE!!

Sunday Coupon Inserts for 8/16

There will be 2 inserts in Sunday's Oregonian.

1 Smart Source (SS) and 1 Red Plum (RP)

As always, thanks to The Coupon Clippers for the sneak peak:-0 You can check their site out on the left side of my blog.

You can check out the coupons HERE

Have a SUPER weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Albertsons Double Kraft Catalina Promo *!*

I was at Albies today to do a Kraft FREE food promo. I had bought 10 of the Velveeta Shells & Cheese cups as part of the promo. They are 10/$10.....

I used (5) $1/2 Blinkies from a while back, I hear there are still BOGO's floating out there.

Sad to say I used all my coupons and at checkout received a Cat notice stating :

Starting tomorrow 8/14-9/7 Buy 2 or more Velveeta Cups you get a $1 ONYO !!

So if I would've waited until tomorrow I would have got the $5 Kraft Cat, plus (5) $1 Velveeta Cats plus the $20 Rebate!

This could be a big MM if you have the coupons!!

Good Luck, let me know how you do:-0

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Albertsons Deals for 8-12 to 8-18

I am sure everyone has heard of the great Kraft promo running at Albies this to not be redundant and save me some time I will leave the links to other great bloggers who have these deals/scenarios posted already!

In case you haven't heard:

Kraft Rebate Promo: Spend $25 or more on participating Kraft products, get the following:
1. $5 Catalina (coupon good for your next transaction)

2. $20 mail-in-rebate (your rebate form will print along with your cat at the register)
Limit one rebate per address/household.
Allow 6-8 weeks for your rebate check.

So check out these deals

Fabulessly Frugal

Frugal Living

Remember a while back when all the wonderful Kraft printable's were available? Well thankfully I saved my Starbucks $1 coupons that expires 8/31!!

Here is what my scenario will look like:

4 Bags Starbucks Coffee $27.96
-(4) $1 IP ( I had printed a few off of my neighbors computer)
-$5 Cat from previous promo
OOP: $18.96 and I will receive a $5 Cat and a $20 Rebate Coupon

Now I may decide to wait until Sunday to see if there will be doubles. Plus I still have $20 in Cats from the previous promo. I don't think I want to use all of them for just the coffee, we will see.

**Happy shopping! Have a great week, leave a comment with the great scenario you came up with**

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Buying Clearance Meat

I was at Albertsons today to stock up on some Lipton Tea, apart of the Buy $30 get $15 promo, and get some produce and meat.

Well they had a great selection of clearance meat to choose from! Ending today they have Jennio-O Turkey products on BOGO

I found 4 Jennio-O Italian Turkey Brats with $2 clearance sticker on each package*!*
They were $4.99 each after bogo and clearance stickers I paid $1.98 for 4 packages!!
I stuck them in my freezer for later. I will use them to make spaghetti and lasagna and use them to flavor up some dull scrambled eggs:-)

I also found Wild Harvest Organic Lamb Chops and Shanks on clearance. Ranging between $.23 for a package to $1.53 Yes most of these will go to feed my dog ( he is on a raw natural diet ) but some of the good big ones will be for us.

These are some great finds to stock up on while you can. The sale by date was tomorrow and freeze well.

My total OOP for 7 packages of Lamb Chops and
4 packages of Jenni-O Turkey Brats was $8.39!

**Just another great way to stretch your buck **

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sunday Coupon Inserts for 8-9

There will be 3 coupon inserts in tomorrows paper. Two Smart Source (SS) and 1 Red Plum (RP)

You can pick up the Sunday paper today at your local grocery or drug store.

Check out the coupons here

**Thanks to The Coupon Clippers for getting us the sneak peaks**

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Albertsons Round #3 Skippy P.B. & Dove Deodorant

Woo Hoo is all I have to say! I'm so glad when I have some great deals planned out and they work and are in stock!!

Frugal Living posted about $2 Dove Ultimate Go Fresh coupons to go with the Buy $30/ Get $15 promo at she also mentioned that the Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Cats are still printing....well I went this morning with coupons in hand ready to shop!!

**The Skippy Peanut Butter Cats are still printing and I bought 3 different kinds of deodorant and had no problem with them counting towards the promo**

This is what I bought:

Transaction #1
8 Skippy Natural Peanut Butter $16
4 2pk Dove Soap $10
2 Honey Nut Cheerios $4

-(4) $1/2 Skippy Mfq from RP insert
-(4) $1/1 Dove Mfq from RP insert
-(2) $1 IP for Cheerios
-$2 Dbl
-$15 in Cats
OOP: $3 and received (3) $5 CATS and (4) $1 CATS for the Peanut Butter !! Making this transaction a $16 MONEY MAKER!!

Transaction #2
6 Go-Fresh Dove Deodorant $15 ( I had to use 3 computers )
I bought the Burst, Cool Essentials and Energizing all worked towards the $30
2 Yo-Plus Yogurt $5
2 Kix Cereal $4
2 Fiber One Granola Bars $5
1 Lipton Rice Side $1

-(6) $2 Dove IP
-(2) $1 Yoplait IP
-(2) $.75 Kix IP
-(2) $.40 Fiber One IP
-$2 Dbl
-(2) $5 Cats
-(2) $1 Cats
OOP: FREE Plus $.30 PAID TO ME! And I received another $15 in CATS !! Woo Hoo Love it:-)

OK I think I am finally done with Albertsons this week! I have done...hhhmmm...7 transactions now. I still have $22 in CATS to spend...I might save those for some good meat or fruits and veggies.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Albertsons Round # 2 & 3

Ah it was so hard to say NO and not go to Albies I caved in and went! I went to a different Albertsons than yesterday. I went to the 152nd & Sunnyside and they were well stocked on everything.

8 All Laundry Detergent $28
3 Lipton/Knorr Rice Sides $3

-(8) $1 All Mfq
-$1/3 Lipton Mfq
-$2 Dbl
-$15 in CATS
OOP: $5 and received another $15 in Cats
**That makes the cost of the All an average of $.63 a bottle, I plan on selling them in my garage sale for $3 a bottle a profit of $2.37 per bottle**

Transaction #2 ( I had to hit up my neighbor & sister for some coupons! )
6 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $15
6 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $12
2 Fiber One Granola Bars $5

-(6) $1 Nature Valley IP
-(6) $.40 Betty Crocker IP
-(2) $.40 Fiber One IP
-$2 Dbl
-$15 in CATS
OOP: $5.80 and got another $15 in CATS

I have a few other deals planned out for later. I will post the Skippy Peanut Butter one bc I think there is an overlapping Catalina Deal. You can check that post out @ Frugal Living

8 Skippy Natural P.B. $16
4 Dove 2pk Bar Soap $10
2 Honeynut Cheerios $4

-(4) $1/2 Mfq from RP insert
-(4) $1 Dove Mfq from RP insert
-(2) $1 H.N C. IP
-$2 Dbl
-$15 in CATS
OOP: 3 and get $15 in Promo Cats and (4) $1 Peanut Butter Cats a profit of $16 !!!

**I will be trying this scenario tomorrow to see if the peanut butter cats are still working**

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Albertsons Round #1

Woo Hoo I miss good deals!! My husband got home from work and I ran out the door to Albies, leaving the kids behind:-0

I did 3 transactions ( they were not too busy) and each time I had no problem with my CATS printing.

I did ( my previous post) Transaction #1, 2 (modified) and 3

My third transaction had my OOP being ZERO, FREE and it was and I still got my CATS! I'm excited to put some more deals together:-)

Good luck happy shopping, let me know what great deals you were able to find!

Albertsons Catalina Scenarios 8-04

WOW it has been a long time for me blogging! I have really enjoyed the summer off with my kids. In case you all were wondering where I have been, first of all my NICE FAST computer is broke, second I have really felt led by the Lord to spend more time with my kids and less time blogging:-0

BUT all you know Albertsons is have a SUPER sale this week, buy $30 get $15 woo hoo! I have put together a couple scenarios I wanted to share. I love reading other peoples deals and scenarios for inspiration*!*

*** I am only buying what my family needs, I do not have anymore STOCKPILE storage***

Transaction #1
6 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $15
-(6) $1 IP you will need more than 1 computer
3 Suave Kids Shampoo $5
-$1/2 mfq from RP insert
6 Ragu Pasta Sauce $10
-(3) $1/2 mfq from RP insert
TOTAL: $30
-$10 Mfq
-$5 Albies Dbl
OOP $15 and get $15 Cat

Transaction #2
6 Bisquicks $9
-(6) $.60 IP you will need more than 1 computer
2 Kix Cereal $4
-(2) $.75 IP
3 Chex Mix Snacks $5
-(3) $.50 IP
5 Fiber One Granola Bars $12.50
-(3) $.55 Mfq
-(2) $.40 IP
TOTAL: $30.50
-$17.75 Mfq
-$2 Dbl
-$15 CAT
OOP $4.75 and you get another $15 CAT

Transaction #3
4 Vaseline Lotions $10
-(4) $1.25 Mfq from RP insert
4 Vaseline Mens Lotion $10
-(4) $1.25 Mfq from RP insert
6 Suave Kids Shampoo $10
-(3) $1/2 Mfq from RP insert
TOTAL: $30
-$13 Mfq
-$2 Dbl
-$15 CAT
OOP: FREE plus $15 CAT

Transaction #4
4 All Laundry Soap $14
-(4) $1 Mfq from RP insert
4 Yo-Plus Yogurt $10
-(4) $1 IP
6 Lipton Pasta/Rice Sides $6
-(2) $1/3 Mfq from RP insert
TOTAL: $30
-$10 Mfq
-$2 Dbl
-$15 CAT
OOP: $3 and get a $15 Cat!

**Good luck and happy shopping! Remember to try to only buy what your family needs and not just shop for a low OOP**

Monday, July 6, 2009

Albertsons Deals for July 8th-15th

***Yea for more doubles!! Albertsons has released 2 Doubles in the Oregonians Food Day, on the very back of the ad. They are good July 8th-15th***

Looks like the Mix-n-Match promo is still going on. You can get some great freebies with the set of doubles. Here are the good deals I see with coupon match-ups:

Super Coupons:
Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese (Limit 2) $5.49
Fresh Extra Lean Ground Beef 15% (Limit 10 lbs) $1.88 Lb
Hot or Lean Pockets (Limit 6) $1.39

Albertsons Fresh Whole Frying Chicken $.88 lb
Fresh NW Cherries $1.69 lb
Dannon Yogurt $.39 each (first 12)
Santitas Corn Chips $1.88

Albertsons Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $4.99 per Lb B1G1
Bonless Pork Sirloin Chops $4.49 per Lb B1G1
Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs $3.49 per Lb B1G1
Stockman & Dakota Premium Angus Beef Round London Broil $6.49 Lb B1G1
Albertsons Beef Chuck Rib Roast $4.99 Lb B1G1

Jenni-O Ground Turkey BOG1 $6.99 each (good time to use the $5 coupon we got in the mail!)

FREE Redbox Rental WYB 4 or more of participating items @ $2 each
General Mills Cereal
Yoplait Multi-pack Yogurt
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

*Save $3 Instantly WYB one of each Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Jet-Puff Marshmallows and Hersheys multipack chocolate*

Honey Maid Graham Crackers $3
Jet-Puff Marshmallows $1
Hershey Chocolate $3
(Buy 2 of each)

-(2) $3 Instant Savings
-$1/1 Honeymaid Graham from 5/17 SS
-$1/2 Hershey Chocolate from 6/28 SS
-$3 Dbl
=$2 for all this wonderful Smores!
(Thanks Frugal Living)

**Mix-n-Match Promo, Buy 10 items save $5 Instantly**
I was at Fred Meyer a while back and grabbed about 15 $.50/1 Challenge Butter from the Blinkie machine, well my kids actually did and I just kept them, glad I did!

Buy 10 Challenge Butter $2.49 each
-$5 Instant Savings
-(10) $.50/1 Blinkie
-$1.50 Dbl
=$13.40 for great butter, thats only $1.34 per 1lb of butter!

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.99
-$1 Mfr
-$1 Dbl
=FREE OR Buy 10 for the Mix-n-Match Promo

10 Kraft Salad Dressing $19.90
-$5 Instant Savings
-(10) $1 Mfr
-$3 Dbl
=$1.90 for 10 bottles of salad dressing!

Kraft Deli-Fresh Cheese Slices $2/6
-$1 IP (no longer available)
-$1 Dbl
=$1 or $2 for 2

Kellogg's Cereal BOGO price upto $5.19
-(2) $1 Mfr
-(2) $1 Dbl
=$1.19 for 2 Identical Boxes

Colgate Toothpaste 4.6-6oz $2.50
-$1 Mfr
-$1 Dbl

**I will post more deals later today**

Happy Shopping!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Albertsons Doubles in Sunday Paper *!*

Woo Hoo Albertsons has released 3 Double Coupons in this weeks Sunday Oregonian, you can pick up your paper today to start planning your deals! Oh the endless possibilities....

I will work on the great deals I will be doing later and get them posted, the doublers are only valid Sunday thru Tuesday (5th - 7th) so take advantage.

Hhhmmm I'm thinking more TUNA! Like I really need more:-)

Sunday Coupon Inserts for 7/5

There will be 1 Procter & Gamble (PG) insert in this weeks Sunday Oregonian. You can pick up the Sunday paper today, Saturday, at your local drug or grocery store.

You can take a peak at what the coupons will be here
Hope everyone has a GREAT 4th of July!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great Coupons to Print !

There are some great new and reset coupons to print off now from, and some other sites.

Here are some great ones to print before the limit is reached:

$1.50/1 Kashi TLC Soft-baked Bars

$2/1 Listerine/Reach Product

$1.50/1 Bayer Quick Release Crystals

$1/3 Haagen-Dazs Single Serve 4oz Cup, YUMMOS!

$1.25/1 Digornio Flatbread Pizza

Happy Shopping!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Do you need a license to sell your stockpile??

I was having coffee with my father on Saturday and telling him how I missed out on selling my stockpile at the Happy Valley garage sales, he then pointed something out to me that I have never thought of before:

*Do you need a business license or a license from the city if your intent is to resale your brand new items you just bought? *
Even if it's at a garage sale my father pointed out that it could be considered (your garage) a store especially if you buy the items we usually get for free with the purpose of re-selling them to make some $$.
After discussing this with him we both came up with an answer of this is something that is a gray area. My intent is not to resell all of my stock, but yes I know I can resell it if I want to. I feel I am being honest in what I do and forthcoming to the people who buy my stuff.

So my question to all you readers, what do you think about this? I think it is worth a call to the city ( I plan on making later) just to make sure I'm not breaking any laws. I want to give all my readers and viewers honest information, so that is why I'm throwing this question out to everyone!

Please do leave a comment with your ideas on it:-)



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sorry No More Blogging for a While

I'm so sad to have to say but I am unable to post any great deal ideas/scenarios or grocery/drug store goodies. My son broke my good fast laptop and I am using my ancient laptop that literally takes me about 20 minutes per post! I dont have that kind of time....

I am looking frantically for a replacement that is CHEAP!!

So in the mean-time I would recommend checking out other local bloggers:

Frugal Living NW

Saving 4 My Family

Hip 2 Save

Money Saving Mom

Hope to be Blogging Real Soon!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

FREE Redbox Rental WYB Endangered Species Chocolate *!*

**EDIT** I guess you have to buy the Chocolate at a Walgreens that has the Redbox Kiosk at the store. Hopefully that will work for someone, I havent seen one in Portland**
Well thanks to one of my readers for the heads-up about this great deal!!

**Walgreen's is running a deal June 1st through July 31st: When you buy any 3 0z Endangered Species Chocolate Bar you get a FREE 1 night rental @ Redbox**

Checkout the details HERE

Thanks again Monica Eve!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Walgreens: $5 off $25 June 10th & 11th Only *!*

Wow I cannot believe that Walgreens have released another $5/$25 in store purchase!
**The coupon is valid for in store purchase tomorrow Wednesday June 10th and Thursday June 11th**

Too bad the deals are not too good this week, in fact I didnt even find them worthy to post:-)

But you are in luck you can check out some Walgreens deals for the week HERE

Get your $5/$25 HERE

Good luck and happy shopping!

GDA: Free Clorox Cleaner @ Safeway *!*

Doing some shopping at Safeway today and came across a SMOKIN HOT deal!

They are have a cleaning promo running through June 25th, buy any 4 participating products save $4 instantly.

Well they had Clorox all purpose cleaner on sale for $2.49, buy 4 and save $4 instantly

THE GOOD PART....there were $1.50/1 peelies on the bottles and with the Sfwy Dbl they are FREE or $.04 overage!

Woo Hoo I love hurry on out to your nearest Safeway and score some free cleaner. This is a great item to sell at a garage sale!!

Good luck and happy shopping:-)

Monday, June 8, 2009

GDA: Albertsons Spend $25 get a $10 Catalina

I was at Albertsons tonight getting some more fabulous FREE items and at checkout got a printout announcing a great promotion!

Buy $25 worth of ConAgra and/or Dannon products between June 15th and June 24th and get a $10 Catalina on your next purchase!

I love these promos and will be looking for the ad to get some great scenarios put together, let's hope that these are rolling cats:-)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Albertsons Double Deals 6-3 to 6-9

**EDIT** Just a reminder that these deals are good starting tomorrow Wednesday June 3rd Sadly I went today coupons on hand and couldnt figure out why the deals were not working!**

Just got the Oregonian Food Day today and just glancing at the Albertsons ad I can tell it will be another great week of FREEBIES!

I only have time to post a few great freebies I see. We have family in town and we are off for another day of visiting:-)

Good Deals:

V8 V Fusion Juice/Vegetable Blend $1.88
-$1 Mfq
-$1 Dbl

Quaker True Delights $1.99
-$1/1 Mfq
-$1 Dbl

Mission Tortillas $1.99
-$1 IP Here
-$1 Dbl

Tree Top Apple Juice 64oz $1.49
-$1/2 Mfq
-$1 Dbl
=$.98 for 2 Jugs of Juice

*Buy $10 worth of Participating Products Save $3 Instantly with Club Card*

Seattles Best Coffee 2/$10
-$3 Instant Savings
-(2) $1.50 IP Here
-(2) $1 Dbl
=$2 For 2 Bags of Yummy Coffee!! This is a great one to stock up on if you are a coffee addict like me:-)

Tazo Tea 3/$10
-$3 Instant Savings
-(3) $1.50 IP Here
-(3) $1 Dbl
=FREE plus $.50 Overage!

2 Boxes of Ritz or Wheat Thins$2.50
2 Boxes of Saltine Crackers $2.50
-$3 Instant Savings
-(2) $1 Ritz IP, no longer available
-(2) $1 Saltine IP, no longer available
-(3) $1 Dbl

Good luck and Happy Shopping!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sunday Coupon Inserts for 5/31

There will be 2 inserts in this weeks Sunday paper. You can pick the paper up on Saturday at your local Drug or Grocery store, usually around noon. I like to do this so I can be prepared for any HOT deals going on starting Sunday!
1 Smart Source (SS)
1 Red Plum (RP)
**Look for a $2 Aveeno Nourish hair care coupon, maybe Walgreens or Rite Aid will have a smokin deal for them**
Checkout the coupons here
*As always thanks to the coupon clippers for their work in getting these out to us early*

Safeway & Albertsons Deals 5-27 to 6-2

Sadly I will have to agree with Frugal Living that the deals this week are boring! I've been nursing a cold for a few days now and will be taking a break this next week from the blog, we have family in from out of town.

So checkout what deals there are at FrugallivingNW

Albertsons deals here
and the Safeway deals here

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy shopping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Selling Your Stockpile @ Garage Sale: A How To Guide *!*

Well after several curious readers have asked me ''how do I do it?'' And ''it'' being sell my stockpile at my garage sales I have decided to put together this post with detailed pictures and descriptions of what and how I do it. It is really easy and if you are organized a bit in the beginning it will be a breeze!
So let's get started: Here are some guidelines to follow, it will make it easier on you and ''buyers'' to find you!

1.Advertising, BIG BRIGHT BOLD Signs! Make sure all signs you make are on BIG BRIGHT PAPER. I buy a poster kit at Walgreens for $4.99 plus a heavy duty black permanent marker for $1.99. I use the Green and Pink Poster Paper and make the signs SIMPLE and easy to read! Don't waste time putting your address. I simple wrote: SALE with an arrow pointing them in the right direction. On signs that are further away from your house put the day's, IE..Fri-Sat 5/1 - 5/2 That way people will know when to follow your lovely signs you made to buy buy buy!
Also put an ad on Craigslist (about 2-3 days before your sale) or your blog to help promote it. I asked the people if they followed the signs or saw it off of Craigslist and most people said they followed the signs and several people said ''Those are the best garage sale signs I've seen in years!'' So there you go:-)

2. Organize, Organize, Organize...Your Stockpile! I use these handy storage totes from Target (I bought on sale for $2.99) to organize into categories: Oral Care, Beauty, Hair Care, Medicine, Fragrance, Shaving, and Misc. I try to always put a small round sticker on the bottom or top of each product of the actual OOP (out of pocket) I spent on the item so I know what to charge at the garage sale.

3. Appropriate Pricing: This one is a hard one to learn. My first year of selling my stockpile I only made $256 in 2.5 days as opposed to this years $570 in 1.5 days! My first year I was ''nervous'' about selling my goods. ''What would people think? Would they really buy all my stuff?'' Well need-less to say that is all they bought!
So I learned my lesson this year and priced things about .50 to $1 higher. I try to always make atleast $1-$3 on each item. All the freebies we get those are easy! I try to have my prices be a tad bit cheaper than Walmart or Target.
On my last day I slashed everything to HALF OFF of original prices. Again, I made a REALLY large sign I put in front of my house that ready Everything Half Off, that got a lot of people to come in and buy $20-$40 worth in one trip! Look at the end of the post for what I priced my stock at.
4. Organize Sale Items into $ bins: Again I used the totes to put all $1, $2, $4 ect..items into. That way you are saving yourself time by individually pricing each item. This worked really well for all the Bertolli Spaghetti sauce I was selling! Put your more expensive items like laundry detergent, cleaning supplies out on the table. Then simple make 1 sign saying ''Laundry Soap $3.50'' and tape the sign in front of the items. That way you wont be asked a bazillion times what each item costs!

5. Set-Up & Staging: I would stage your sale so the first thing people see driving up are your really nice items, like my table of laundry detergent, Windex, Glade Air freshners, you know the more expensive items. I had all my kitchen chairs with 1 Target tote on each. I simple wrote on computer paper $1 each or $2 each and taped it to my chair. That way it looks like you have a lot more than what you do. Also don't be afraid to put some of your kids' toys out front to make it seem like it is for sale that way you can get those on-lookers to actually stop in and see what you have!
6. Incentive & Freebies: When I posted my ad on Craigslist I advertised that the first 10 people could pick a goody from my Freebie bag. I had some nice things in there too:-) It was incentive to come in with no obligation to buy. It worked because the early birds (most anyway) said ''Hey was I one of the first 10?''
Another incentive I was doing was telling the people who were buying if they referred a friend or family member that person could pick from the freebie pile too! They wrote their names down and sure enough I got 6 new customers that way!

7. Make It Fun! This one is key, if you don't have fun you will be a grumpy-gills and not make as much $$! People won't buy from grumpy people. I try to have fun balloons blown up with string to give away to all the kids that come. I set up a little stand for my kids to sell soda for .25. Make it fun for your kids too, I let them keep the $ earned from all the soda sold so they could pick out a new toy...ah but that's not all hee hee, I made them pick out quit a few of their older toys they don't play with anymore to put in a FREE bag for all the kids to pick out. This pleased the mom's who in turn (I think) looked longer and bought a few more items:-0 It's a win-win for everyone.
Here is an example list you can go by when you are ready to have your sale. This is all the items and prices I sold this year. Oh yes 1 more thing. On my last day I slashed everything to HALF OFF of original prices. Again, I made a REALLY large sign I put in front of my house that ready Everything Half Off, that got a lot of people to come in and buy $20-$40 worth in one trip!

Windex $1.50
All 3x Laundry Detergent $3
Snuggle Fabric Softer $3
Pledge Cleaning Spray/Wipes $2
Hansen's Soda $2 for a 6 pack
Toothbrushes $1
Toothpaste $2
Floss $1.50
Men's Gillette Power Razors $4
Women's Venus/Gilette Razors $4
Disposable Razors $2.50
Shaving Cream $1.50
Deodorant $1.50
Dry Idea Deodorant $1
Vaseline Lotion Smaller Bottle$2
Vaseline Pump Lotion $3
Glade Sense-n-Spray $3
Glade Lasting Impressions $3
Glade Small Soy Candles $2.50
Febreze Plug In $4
Random Cereal $1.50
Sunsilk Stylers $1.50
Shampoo/Conditioner $2
Medicine $2
Sambucol $2 ( $1.01 MM @ Wags)
Johnson Baby Products $2.50
Bertolli Pasta Pouches $2
Safeway Pasta $1
Electrosol Dish Tabs $2
Bright Green Kleenex $1
Softsoap Body Wash $2.50
Nivea Body Wash $2.50
Random FAR Items I've collected $1-$2
Other Cleaning Supplies $1.50
Huggies Diapers $5

And again last day slashed everything that I had left to half off! I hope that this was helpful to everyone. Garage Sales should be simple and fun! The most fun I think is replenishing your stock!! Good luck to everyone and HAPPY SHOPPING:-)

**Have you had a garage sale yet? If so I would love to hear from you on how you did and any pointers you can offer fellow readers and myself!**

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fabulous Finds From Target *!*

You know I am thinking that Target is now replacing Walgreens for me! After all Walgreens took away the Easy Saver Catalog, the Mail-in-Rebates and probably yet to come the Register Rewards:-( Yikes...let's hope not.

So because of the lack of deals at Wags I've been focusing on the Great Deals @ Target! They let you ''stack'' the Mfq coupons with their coupons making overage and freebies:-) I know quit a few have reported that their Target did not allow them to stack the coupons but Target's Corporate Coupon Policy clearly states you can!!

**Edit** Sorry I thought I included the link to the coupon policy! OOps
Go Here to check it out. I would suggest printing it and taking it with you for everyone who has a bad time from the cashiers with this.

So here are the great freebies I'm going to purchase today:

Kraft Mayo: $1.99
Use $1 Mfq Coupon from Here
And the $1 Target coupon from Here

Dove Ultimate Go Fresh Packs on clearance: $2.54
*I found these on the endcaps the deodorant and body mist comes in the package*
Use $2 IP coupon from Here
or $1.25 Mfq
And the $1 Target coupon Here
=FREE plus $.46 overage
OR $.29 ** Great item to stock-up for a garage sale**

Aveeno Baby Care Products $3.49
Use $2 Coupon from Here
=$1.49! Great deal

Crystal Light (3 pack) by the registers: $.99
Use $1/1 or the $2/2 from Here

Kashi Go-Lean Waffles $1.85
Use $1.50 IP from Here
or $1.50 from Vocalpoint (Home Mailer)
=$.35 !!

Coppertone Sun Care Products (Travel Size) $.99
Use $1 IP coupon Here
=Free! Plus $.01 overage

Renu Contact Solution (Trial Size) $.99
Use $1 IP Coupon Here
=Free ! Plus $.01 overage

Good luck and Happy Shopping!

**Thanks Hip2Save for some of the great deals!**

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Albertsons Double Deals Trip #1

With all the freebies this week I could'nt resist going to the store again! I went last night to use up the last of the doubles that expired and was happy to meet another blogger:-0
It was a pleasant surprise Libby!

Anyway with time to kill before I had to get my son from school I put a quick deal together

This is what I got:

Transaction #1
1 Box Honey Maid Graham Crackers
1 Package Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars (Must be milk chocolate)
1 Package Kraft Marshmellos
TOTAL: 6.99

-$3 Instant Savings WYB all 3
-$1 Graham Cracker IP
-$1 Mfq from RP WYB all 3 products
-$1 Albies Dbl
-$.99 Albies Dbl

Transaction #2
1 Box Ritz Crackers
2 Boxes Trisquit Crackers
1 Box Wheat Thins
TOTAL: $7.40

-$1 Ritz IP
-(2) $1 Trisquit IP
-FREE Wheat Thins WYB Ritz $1.47
-(3) $.47 Albies Dbl
OOP: $1.52

**I made sure to talk to the manager before I checked out to confirm the policy on coupon doubling. He said that they cannot double to give you overage but will mark the double down to the correct price to make the item free. For example the Nabisco crackers are $1.47, I used the $1 coupon, he can only double $.47 to make them free. I hope that makes sense!**

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walgreens $5 off $25 Is Back !!

Woo Hoo can I tell you how EXCITED Walgreens has finally released a $5/$25 in-store coupon!! I can finally buy some stuff I had been considering:-)
The coupon is good for 2 days only, tomorrow the 20th and Thursday the 21st.

**Remember to give the cashier this coupon first**
Get the coupon here
Check out the weekly deals here
Happy Shopping!
Thanks Hip2Save!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Albertsons Deals 5-20 to 5-26

** Prices are good Wednesday May 20th to Tuesday May 26th**

Sorry about the spacing!

Yea Albertsons has released another set of Doubles! Look for them in the Food Day. I'm giving up on todays transactions and focusing on Wednesday deals! There are some good ones I will list the good ones I see. Please leave a comment with any other good or freebies you spot!

Good Deals:
Nabisco Triscuit or Wheat Thins $1.47 (Limit 3)
-$1 IP from here
-$1 Dbl
= FREE plus $.53 Overage! You will need a small filler item they wont double if there is overage
Kraft Salad Dressing 2/$3
-(2) $1.50 Mfq
-(2) $1 Dbl
=FREE plus $2 Overage! Again you will need a filler
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce 10/$10
-$1 Mfq from SS insert
-$1 Dbl
=FREE Plus $1 Overage
Breyers 16 oz Ice Cream 10/$10
-$1 Mfq
-$1 Dbl
=FREE Plus $1 Overage
Skintimate or Edge Shave Cream 2/$3
-$.75 Mfq
-$.75 Dbl
Save $3 Instantly WYB 1 of each Honey maid Graham Crackers, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmellows and Hershey's Chocolate 6 Pack
1 Graham Cracker $3
1 Hershey Chocolate Pack $3
1 Bag of Marshmellow $1
-$3 Instantly Off
-$1 Graham Cracker IP here
-$1 Mfq WYB all 3 from 5/17 SS Insert
-(2) $1 Dbls
OOP: FREE!! Invite some friends over and have a fun Smores Night:-0

Albertsons Double Deals!

** EDIT**
OK well I guess I was too excited about the doubles to look at the coupons I was useing...mostly IP's and they were all DO NOT DOUBLE!! AAARRRGGHHH My kids were SO well behaived too:-0 I had 4 transactions planned out and only got 1 even w/o doubles bc I needed those items...hhmmm back to the drawing board!

Yea another week with Albertsons double coupons!! Woo Hoo:-)

I'm putting the scenarios together now and plan to go early this am (kids allowing) and will come home and post my deals....should be some great LOW OOP

Hope y'all have a wonderful Monday Morning!

Leave me a comment with your Albies Double Deals I always love fresh new ideas

Friday, May 15, 2009

Safeway & Albertson's Deals 5-13 to 5-19

OK so I have totally been slacking this week on the grocery deal posts...but there really is not anything to post about!

Thankfully my friends at Saving 4 My Family have posted what good deals there are.

So check out the Albertsons post here
And the Safeway post here

Have an amazing weekend! I will be enjoying the 80 degree weather with my wonderful friends and family.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Walgreens Deals 5-10 to 5-16

Wowza I can't believe how the weekend went by so fast! I had such an amazing Mother's Day, starting it off with a women's retreat with my church, some much needed RR happened, followed up with the most wonderful day with my husband and kids, I am a VERY loved and spoiled Mom/wife:-) I hope all you mums out there had a SUPER day as well!

OK with that being said I have been slacking on my blog duties, the house work just wont go away!

So please head on over to Frugal Living NW she has some great Walgreens deals put together for you.

Hopefully tonight I will get the Safeway and Albertson's deals posted.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

$50 Kraft Coupons Ready to Print !!


The $50 of Kraft coupons are now available to print. So HURRY HURRY, go on over here you will have to sign in or register then it will redirect you to a page to print them.

I would print as many as you can before the limit is reached, there are some great coupons to be had!!

Please let me know if you have a problem with the link

Good luck and happy shopping!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

DEAD DEAL: $1 Coca Cola Printable !!

***EDITED Just tried to print another one and looks like the deal is dead, the printed limit has been reached. I hope everyone got a chance to get one!

Wow what a fabulous coupon, get a $1 off any 12 pack of Coca Cola products!! If only these were here during the LW promo.

I printed some this morning which meens it's still working...HURRY and print yours before they pull it or the print limit is reached. It seems to be no limit Good Luck!

Go HERE for the coupon

Thanks Hip 2 Save!