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[2 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 2,177 views]
Today’s Safeway Trip (episode two)

My second trip of the day was kind of a flop.  All of the great planning and super scenarios I dreamed up after receiving my super awesome inside-the-box coupons from my earlier trip . . . FAIL.
But, this is what I got:

We kept getting the “too many coupons” error on the screen, I guess.  I even had a super wonderful checker, but there was nothing he could do for me!  Aw, well.  I took back my coupons and had him put back the apples.  Even though I totally should have …

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[2 Mar 2012 | 9 Comments | 4,631 views]
Today’s Safeway Trip (episode one)

Hello all of you blog readers who are only here for the couponing posts!  Are you still with me?  I know it has been a LONG time since I posted any of my grocery shopping trips, but if you are a Safeway shopper, then you are probably not surprised that I have been missing.  There just haven’t been a lot of “run out and shop NOW” weeks, have there?  In fact, most of my shopping trips have just been picking up the basics and living off the freezer and pantry …

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[7 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,460 views]
Never pay for toothpaste!!

Couponers NEVER pay for toothpaste, and you don’t have to either! This week, Rite Aid has toothpaste (even the fancy stuff) FREE after +UP rewards, and you don’t even need any coupons to do the deal!
First off, I had a $10 +UP reward that expired on Saturday!  ARGH! I hate it when I flake out like that!  SO, I was going to roll that reward, but it turns out that I still had a great Rite Aid trip even without that $10 to start with.
This is what I picked up:

My …

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[6 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,527 views]
Early Christmas Shopping at Safeway!

I just got back from one of the LONGEST Safeway trips ever.  I spent almost an hour pushing an uncooperative cart through the aisles on an incredibly busy Sunday night.  I’m sure 30 minutes of the trip was just standing at the checkout line!! Never again. However, I had put it off for too long and one of my awesome coupons was set to expire today! I just HAD go!!
At least I didn’t have the kids with me, right?
I realize it has been a very long time since I have …

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[26 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,932 views]
Waffles!

Just this morning, I was telling my friend that I would totally do the Eggo waffle deal if I had any more coupons.  Fortunately, I didn’t need them today!

I went to my trusty end cap frozen food clearance section and found a BUNCH of Eating Right waffles and pancakes on 50% off clearance, which made them just $1.40 each.  I bought 11 boxes to get my total above $15 so that I would earn that fun $5 Catalina!  I rolled a previous Catalina, plus I used the last of my …

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[24 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 4,108 views]
Frozen Pizza!

Having a full freezer is just so satisfying!  Mine is overflowing with broccoli, lasagna, and now PIZZA!  I really need to organize before I purchase more.  Ugh.
So, reader Tera sent me some of the amazing $5 off a $15 purchase of frozen food coupons, which coincide PERFECTLY with the amazing $5 Catalina when you buy $15 worth of frozen food promotion!  AND, I haven’t had a problem with my Catalina printing.  However, I have always made sure my total is up to $15, even after manufacturer’s coupons.  I’ve had a …

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[20 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,044 views]
One last trip!

My hubby grabbed Grant for soccer practice, and I grabbed Cole to be my Safeway buddy.  Cole was pretty sure he got the short end of the stick.
However, I scored.  I figured I would post, just in case any of the rest of you are last minute people!

I cleaned out the freezer case of the O Organics Lasagna.   Sorry Dallas peeps.  You took all the beans, so we are even. 
I only had (2) $1/2 Eggo coupons, so I could only buy 4 boxes.  That meant I had to …

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[20 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 5,055 views]
Frozen food saves the day!

I once asked a friend whose son was entering first grade what she was going to do all day now that all of her kids were in school full time.  She said, “Everything I did before, except better.”  I just loved her response and was SO looking forward to the day when I could get a little bit of consistency in my schedule as my youngest started Kindergarten.  Unfortunately, that still hasn’t happened!  Kindergarten? Yes. Consistency? No.
I have been going, going, going since the first day of school, and I …