Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Night Flash! Win Coupons And A Coupon Clutch!

All righty folks, here we go!  We have once again teamed up with our blogger friends from around the country for a Tuesday night Flash giveaway!  Up for grabs - 1 envelope stuffed with coupons from recent Smart Source Inserts and a super fly Coupon Clutch from Coupon Clique NW!

The one and only required entry is to fill out the form (the link is in the form below) with your mailing address info.  This allows us to get your prize out to you ASAP!  Then, get additional bonus entries for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and leaving a comment!  The more you like, the more bonus entries you get!

This giveaway starts now and ends tomorrow night (2/1) at 9:00 PM PST!  Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

FYI - Maverik Has Gas for $2.94/gallon Today!

Our friend Ronda just sent us this photo of the sign at the Maverik Gas Station located on Mt. Spokane Day Road and the Newport Highway.  Gas is down to $2.94 a gallon, so if your headed north at all it would be a great place to stop and top off the tank!

Thanks Ronda!

Shout Out To...

Congratulations go to Joann T.W. of Wasuau WI !  She is the winner of this week's Coupon envelope Flash Giveaway! 

Many thanks to everyone who entered and to all of our Blogger buddies who joined us this week!

Walgreen's: FREE Cortaid!

FREE Cortaid at Walgreen's this week!  

Cortaid .5 oz, $4.29
- $2.00/1 in ad coupon
- $3.00/1 MF from 1/8 SS
= FREE! 

Thanks, KCL!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Coupon Clarity: Albertsons Twice The Value Coupons (AKA Doublers) And Overage?

Most folks know that Albertsons recently changed their coupon policy and in that change started allowing what we all know of as "Overage".  Overage is when a coupon is worth more then what the price of the item is, for example:  You have a $1.00/1 coupon for Mentos and Albertsons has them on sale for 98¢.  Albertsons will now give you the full $1.00 off, so you get the gum and an additional 02¢ applied toward the rest of the items in your transaction.

Good stuff, this Overage :)  But, what if you have a $1.00 coupon and an Albertsons doubler for an item that is priced at less then $2.00, will you still get the Overage?

Now, things start getting tricky.  The feedback is all over the board on this and unfortunately, the new coupon policy does not address this particular situation, so no help there!  Some people have told us that they got Overage when combining a Manufacturers coupon with an Albertsons Twice the Value coupon.  Others have said it was a no-go, their cashiers adjusted the doubler down so that the item was free, but no Overage.  In some cases, both scenarios happened at the same store, only adding to the confusion on what the proper procedure really is.

Fortunately, the gals over at Fabulessly Frugal got to the bottom of this and have the official word on this issue.  You probably won't like it though.

thanks Fabulessly Frugal!

Officially, Overage is NOT allowed when combining Manufacturers coupons with doublers.  This does make sense, Albertsons is already giving us up to $3.00 per transaction with every transaction we use doublers in, and it would not be fiscally sound to go ahead and give even more away.  This is not to say that there are not plenty of opportunities to get stuff for FREE with doublers though, you just won't, and shouldn't expect to get any overage.

Here is a little Albertson Twice the Value (aka Doublers) clarity.

What are Albertsons Twice the Value (aka Doublers?)

These are Albertsons store coupons that will double the value of a Manufacturers coupon up to $1.00.

Where can I find Albertsons Doublers?

They usually come out on every other Sunday and are valid for three days.  Sometimes they will issue them in the weekly flyer as well, though we have not seen that in a very long time. 

Can I do multiple transactions?

Most stores will allow you to do three transaction in a row.  After that, it's to the back of the line!

Where can I get more doublers?

Well, we used to be able to get a few extra doublers at the customer service counters, then Albertsons stopped shipping them out to the stores :(  Now, if we need more doublers we have to either buy more papers, or hit up or friends and neighbors for their doublers (if they don't care to use them)  BTW, this is also a good way to get extra inserts too :) 

What is the best way to use my doublers?

This part is easy!  Take advantage of the extra savings by following the same simple strategy of combining the sales with coupons :)  Just stack those Albertsons doublers with your manufacturers coupons and take that "Twice the Value" being offered to increase your savings! 

Generally, we don't do full coupon match-ups for Albertsons and stick to highlighting the best deals, but we have a few blogger friends who are dedicated to finding all the deals each week at Albertsons and are generous in sharing their hard work with us so we can share it with you.  Here are some local friends that keep a good eye on Albertsons for all of us!

Raking In The Savings
Savvy With Savings - focusing on stock up deals :)
Lavish Living 4 Less

Get more Coupon Clarity Here!

Local Produce Deals 1/25 - 1/31!


Fresh Fuji or Gala Apples, 78¢/lb.
Fesh Celery, medium bunch, 89¢ each
Fresh Green Bell Peppers, 79¢ each

Fred Meyer (1/15 - 1/21)

$$ Baby Carrots, 1 lb. $1.00 each w/in ad coupon
$$ Grape Tomatoes, 10 oz., $1.50 each w/in ad coupon
$$ Green Onion or Radish Bunches, 44¢ each
$$ Cucumbers or Green Bell Peppers, 58¢ each
$$ Brocoli and Cauliflower, 78¢/lb.

Harvest Foods 

$$Choice Navel Oranges, 38¢/lb
Hass Avocados 4/$3.00
Lemons or Limes, 3/$1.00
Pink Lady Apples $1.29/lb
Red Ripe Roma Tomatoes, 77¢/lb
Honey Tangerine, 99¢/lb


Beef Steak or Roma Tomatoes, 99¢/lb.
$$ 3 lb. bag of Yellow Onions, $1.99 each
Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, 50¢ each
WA grown Granny Smith Applies, 89¢/lb.

$$Fresh Express Garden Plus Salads, 99¢ each
Roma Tomatoes, 99¢/lb.
Red or Green Seedless Grapes, $2.99/lb.

Super-1 Washington Region, check out Idaho's deals here on Raking in the Savings!

$$Broccoli Crowns or Cauliflower, 78¢/lb
$$Jumbo Yellow Onions, 33¢/lb
$$Crisp Green Cabbage, 48¢/lb
Red or Yukon Gold Potatoes, 58¢/lb
$$Extra Fancy Fuji Apples, 88¢/lb

Trading Company

$$ Fresh Express Garden Salad, 77¢ each
$$ Radishes or Green Onion Bunches, 33¢ each
$$ 3 lb. bag Minneola Tangerines, $1.99 each
Roma Tomatoes, 77¢/lb.
$$ 2 lb. Bolthouse Carrots, 97¢ each


Extra Large Bing Cherries, $2.98/lb.
Fresh Sliced or whole Mushrooms, 8 oz., $1.67 each
Mayan Sweet Ionions, 98¢/lb.
Texas Rio Star Red Grapefruit, 50¢ each

Organic Earthbound Farms Baby Carrots, 1 lb., $1.50
- $2.00/2 Printable coupon from Recyclebank
= 50¢ each wyb 2

Fresh Friday!
Fresh Broccoli or Cauliflower, 78¢/lb.
Roma Tomatoes, 68¢/lb.
$$ Extra Large Yellow, Red and Orange Bell Peppers, $1.00 each
$$ 5 lb. bag of Russet Potatoes, 98¢ each
Fresh California Strawberries, 1 lb., $1.98 each

HOT! High Value $2.00/1 Fast Fixin Meatballs Printable + Deal Idea!

There is a new $2.00/1 Fast Fixin Meatballs Printable!  Use it at Rosauers and score a bag or two for just $2.99!

Fast Fixin Pre-cooked Meats -26 - 36 oz., $4.99
- $2.00/1 Printable coupon
= $2.99!!