Monday, August 31, 2009

15% off Walgreens Coupon

Go here to print a 15% off coupon for Walgreens. Today only!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hemet Hospice Store

The Hemet Hospice Store located at 146 N Harvard is having a 50% sale on Aug 31 (Mon) and Sept 3 (Thurs.) Go here for more info.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friends of Fresh & Easy

If you shop at Fresh & Easy on a regular basis, go here to become a friend. When you sign up for their e-newsletter you will get a coupon for a free canvas bag (with $10 purchase.) The best part is that the coupons they email you are better than the ones you receive in the mail!

Henry's 72 Hour Sale

Henry's 72 Hour Sale starts today! Here are the hightlights:
Aug 28-30
All vitamins & boy care 25% off
Strawberries (1 lb) $.97
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (Family Pack) $1.88/lb
Arrowhead Spring Water (24 pk/hlf ltr) $2.99+CRV
Colossal Sea Scallops $7.99/lb
Cantaloupes $.77 ea
Pork Spareribs (Family Pack) $1.88/lb
Roasted & Salted Cashews $3.99/lb
Don't forget about these weekly deals while you are there!
Aug 26-Sept 2
Roma tomatoes .49/lb
Avocados .49/ea
celery 3/$1
asparagus 2 lbs/$5
tangelos .88/lb
Volcanic Red Whole bean Coffee (12 oz) 2/$8.99
Ezekiel 4:9 bread $2.99
Annie's homegrown Mac 'n Cheese 4/$5

Tuesday Family Nights at Sonic

Every Tuesday starting in September, you can get 5 Sonic Burgers for $5.95 at the Sonic in Hemet!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Henry's Double Ad Wednesday

Henry's Farmers Market
Get the best of the ads from both weeks. Wednesday Only.
Aug 19-26 (Sales end today)
Green seedless grapes .39/lb
O'Henry peaches .39/lb
Braeburn apples .77/lb
Romaine or Iceberg lettuce .77/ea
broccoli crowns .77/lb
green bell peppers 3/$1
Blueberries (11oz) 2/$3
wild lobster tails $4.99/ea
Filet mignon $8.99/lb
Aug 26-Sept 2
Roma tomatoes .49/lb
Avocados .49/ea
celery 3/$1
asparagus 2 lbs/$5
tangelos .88/lb
Volcanic Red Whole bean Coffee (12 oz) 2/$8.99
Ezekiel 4:9 bread $2.99
Annie's homegrown Mac 'n Cheese 4/$5

Monday, August 24, 2009

Aveeno Deal at CVS

Our bargain hunting friend Mark alerted us to a deal on Aveeno products this week at CVS. Essentially, you can end up getting $30 worth of products for $5 (plus tax). Buy $25 worth of Aveeno products, get $10 Extra Care Bucks (ECB's) back. Here is how the deal worked for me:
First, I went here and printed off 2/$2 off coupons for any Aveeno product. I was able to print out 2 coupons on one computer. I also used 3/$2 off coupons that I had on hand for the hair care products. Next, I went here and watched a short interactive video about ReadyFill and got a $5 off $25 purchase at CVS. Then, I went to CVS. I bought 5 Aveeno items, all of which were on sale this week for $6 each (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash). After my purchases were scanned, I presented the cashier with the $5 off coupon, then I gave her all of my manufacturer's coupons, and finally I handed over my ECB's from last week's shopping trip which totalled $8.16. Altogether, I spent $6.86 out of pocket including tax and walked away with $10 in ECB's and over $30 in Aveeno products.
It breaks down like this:
$30.00 + tax original cost (5 Aveeno products at $6 each)
-$5.00 (coupon from ReadyFill video)
-$10.00 (5 / $2 off Aveeno coupons from website and coupon stockpile)
$15.00 Total out of pocket (you can use your ECB's if you have any)
-$10.00 New ECB for buying $25 in Aveeno products
$5.00 (+tax) real cost for $30 in Aveeno products if purchased at regular price.
Thanks to Mark and CVS!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hemet Farmer's Market

I have been waiting for something like this to come to our area for a long time. For info on the Hemet Farmer's Market click here. The market is going to include funnel cake! That is incentive enough for me to go.

Twitter Group

On my Google Reader I subscribe to many of the "Deal Alert" and money saving blog sites. They are useful to a certain extent. Sometimes, by the time I get around to reading a certain post, the deal is no longer available either because of limited supply or expiration date. Another problem I have with the sites is the regional limitations. I am constantly marking all "as read" because the posts are not relevant for stores in my area.
This is where Twitter comes in. While Twitter hasn't replaced blogging (yet), it has replaced the necessity of subscribing to so many blogs. By following the Bloggers themselves on Twitter, I am alerted to deals when they break. If it looks like a deal that is worthwhile, I can click on the URL that often accompanies the Tweet.
Works great…but it can be better. What I need is a "network." I want to somehow alert others about deals in my area. For example, Fresh & Easy recently had their grill packs marked down to $2.50. This is a great deal for 4 lbs 11 oz of chicken, sausages, and hamburger patties. I found out about it by a phone call from my mom. Of course, I didn't want to keep this info to myself. I wanted to enlighten others in my town with this knowledge. To do this I could either a) call everyone, thus intruding upon their lives or b) direct message each of them on Twitter, which ended up doing, thus taking up more of my own time than necessary. I could have just updated my Twitter status, but that would have also updated Facebook and not all my friends in the world of Twitter really care about coupons and grill packs.
The answer to this is GroupTweet. Instead of sending out individual direct messages, anyone in the "group" can send out a direct message to the "group" name and it will send out a Tweet to the whole group. (If that is clear as mud, just click on the link above.)
I have been working on this for a while now, and I think I have a pretty good grasp on how it all works. So… if you live in Hemet or San Jacinto (or are just curious to see how this all plays out) come check out the group's Twitter page: Hemet Valley Savers. You do not have to follow each individual in the group to see the updates. You just have to follow Hemet Valley Savers and the group has to follow you.
My goal is to not be the only one alerting everyone to great deals. Hopefully, others will share their deals, tips, strategies, and extra coupons (hint, hint!) I have been thankful for my friends that have helped so far and I am eager to have them share their shopping tips with others.