Recent WinCo Mailer with FREE Coupons & One Readers Trip


Earlier this week many of you let me know that you scored some pretty amazing WinCo coupons – by mail… FREE Milk, a $10 off $50, FREE Oreos & more.

I am not sure if this was targeted to specific areas of the East Valley, but if you got the coupons Lianna let me know she puts hers to use. She wanted to share her trip so that others can know you can pick up great deals without spending a ton (as long as you do some pre-planning!)

She said:

Hey!!!! just left WinCo. 2 gallons of milk, 2 packs of Oreos, 2 family sized honey nut cherrios, 24 pack of water, 2 large jars of jam, 2 boxes of cheese nips, 2 boxes of motts fruit snacks, 10.5 pounds of chicken breast, 1 box of chocolate chex, a pack of tortillas, 4 cans of beans, a chicken stir fry frozen family size dinner, pack of hot dogs, a jar of mayo, 3 red bell peppers, pack of hot dog buns grand total $38.98!!!!

****Disclaimer*** the free coupons for Oreos, honey nut cherrios, and milk are one per customer so my husband did one set of them and I did the other as they sent us 2 sets of the coupons. We love WinCo!!!!!


Melissa’s $.99 Store Trip: Fiber One, Nabisco, Coppertone & More

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Did you shop recently? Melissa shopped at the Dollar Store ($.99 store) again this week and took a picture of her trip.

Although many of you grab deals at other stores, the $.99 store is a super place to visit too!

She managed to score everything from Chips Ahoy to Fiber One Cereal, Back to Nature Crackers, Pop Tarts & Nature’s Own Bread – look also for Coppertone Sun Care at your store!

thanks, Melissa!

My CVS & Walgreens Trip | Almost FREE Banana Boat, Moneymaker Sun Maid + More

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It’s not too often I share my trip with you, but hopefully this will inspire some of you to shop CVS if you aren’t already doing so.

I scored a $4 off $20 in my email from CVS this week – it has been many many months since I have gotten a $4 off $20… so I put it to use.

I got one insert on 4/27 but I did not realize I was without it until we were in the parking lot at CVS…. hubby was not willing to drive back home to get it, so I went without.

If you had the 4/27 insert, there was a Banana Boat Coupon there, and also a $1.50/1 for the Right Guard making it a moneymaker.

Deal:  Bought 3 Banana Boat $6.50 ea. (sale ending 5/17)
Bought 2 Colgate $5.99 + $3 ECB (5/18 – 5/24)
Bought 2 Right Guard Xtreme Clear, $4.49 B1G1 (5/18 – 5/24)
= $35.97
Used $4 off $20 emailed offer
Used $2/2 Sun Care CVS Coupon Red Machine – got this on Friday
Used $2 off $10 Mouthwash CVS Coupon Red Machine – Expiring today
Used 1 – $2 off Right Guard Deodorant CVS Coupon from Red Machine – got this today
Used 2 – $1/1 Right Guard Peelie on the Product – was on white ones only
Used 2 – $2.00 off any Colgate Mouthwash
Paid with a $20 ECB from last week + $1.37 out of pocket
AND earned $6 ECB for the Colgate

I submitted for the following on iBotta app, 5 minutes later I already scored the rebate (fast huh?!)

$1.25/1 Banana Boat Kids Free Clear Ultra Mist Sunscreen iBotta
$1.25/1 Banana Boat Hydrate & Protect Sunscreen iBotta
$1.25/1 Banana Boat Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men iBotta
Earned $6 iBotta Bonus for buying 3

And then I ran into Walgreens and got my Raisins, 13 oz. for $2.00 with in-ad coupon; paid with the $2 coupon I posted HERE, and submitted for $.50 back on Checkout51 making them a $.50 moneymaker.

Melissa’s Dollar Store Trip (Eggos, Yogurt & More)


Did you shop recently? Melissa shopped at the Dollar Store ($.99 store) again this week and took a picture of her trip.

Although many of you grab deals at other stores, it has been rather hard lately to find stuff in stock – so a weekly visit has been on her list for the last few weeks. She managed to score everything from Bagels, to Eggos, Yogurt, Tortillas & much more.

thanks, Melissa!

Melissa’s $.99 Dollar Store Trip


Do you shop at The $.99 Store? If not, Melissa does, and she shared her latest trip picture with us.

She got all of these items (last weekend) for just $.99 each – everything from Hormel Sausage to Ore-Ida, and Macaroni was 3/$1.00.


AND she found Quaker School Days 8 pk Bars for $1 too!

Do you have a trip picture to share? You’re welcome to send it to me by email – head over to the Contact Me button above & submit your picture.

My Safeway Trip | 10 Exclusive iBotta Items & More just $8.85

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This past week, I let you know we have 23 NEW and EXCLUSIVE Rebates Available for Safeway + a $5 BONUS  — I completed mine today and it was SUPER easy. I was in and out of Safeway in less than ten minutes. This is what I did:

Buy 1 – O Organics Tetra Milk $1
Buy 1 – Open Nature Creamer, 1 Pint $1.99
Buy 1 – Mom to Mom 40 ct Wipes $1.99
Buy 1 – Refreshe Vapor Water & Electrolytes $1
Buy 1 – Safeway Original Treasure Chip Cookies 13.72 oz $2.29
Buy 1 – Safeway SELECT Sauces $2
Buy 1 – Marcela Valladolid Tortillas – Flour, 10 ct $1.29
Buy 1 – Lucerne Greek Yogurt, 32 oz $3.29
Buy 1 –  Safeway Farms Kale with Cranberry & Pecan $3
Buy 1 -  Lucerne Protein + Dairy Beverage, 12 oz $1
Buy 4 – Challenge Cream Cheese $1.50
= $24.85

Used – all iBotta Offers:

  • $.25 off O Organics Tetra Milk Pack
  • $.50 off Open Nature Real Dairy Creamer
  • $.75 off Mom to Mom Wipes, 36 ct or larger
  • $.25 off refresh Electrolyte Water, 1 L
  • $.75 off Safeway Kitchens Treasure Chips Cookies, 15 oz Original & Chunky
  • $.75 off Safeway SELECT Sauces
  • $.75 off Marcela Valadolid Tortillas, 8 ct or larger
  • $1 off Safeway Farms Kale Salad
  • $.50 off Lucerne Protein + Dairy Beverage, 12 oz
  • $.75 off Lucerne Greek Yogurt, 32 oz

AND used:

Pay $13.85 and earn $5 BONUS from iBotta Making all items $8.85

I did not remember to bring my tortilla coupon with me for the FREE pack that I posted HERE. Nevertheless, This was a super deal for me… we took care of Breakfast, Salad and staples for dinner meals.

Last week, I updated the matchups this week with all of the EXCLUSIVE iBotta offers I could find prices for at my store.

If you have an iPhone, Android or iPad and you haven’t yet joined iBotta, you can grab the iBotta app – it’s free and allows you to earn money for products you buy regularly. Read more in my last post.


Melissa’s $.99 Dollar Store Trip


Do you shop at The $.99 Store? If not, Melissa does, and she shared her latest trip picture with us.

She got all of these items (last weekend) for just $.99 each – everything from Weight Watchers to Crackerfuls, McCain Smiles Potatoes (they are $4 per bag at Fry’s!) and more.

Do you have a trip picture to share? You’re welcome to send it to me by email – head over to the Contact Me button above & submit your picture.

My Walmart Trip: $26 in Product for $6

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I shopped at Walmart today and am sharing my trip in hopes it encourages others to do the same. If the coupon is no longer available I will note “NLA”.

3 Pepperidge Farm Biscuits 8 ct, $1.88
Used 3 – $1/1 Pepperidge Farm Biscuits Printable from last month (NLA)
= $.88 ea.

1 Pure Leaf Sweet Tea for $1.58 (for Dave)

5 Avocados 5/$.99 – Price Matched El Super

Bananas at 2 lbs/$.99 – Price Matched Food City Friday – Sunday
Paid $.68 for 2 lbs

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My Target Trip | $63 in Items for $13


If you read the blog this week, we scored a really great coupon for $15 off $40 Up and Up Purchase valid at Target through 3/15… text UPANDUP to 827438.

I used mine.. and did the scenario I posted here just a few days ago – the deal ends tonight!

I have a 2 year old who will be potty training here any time so these come in super handy – the offer ends tonight:

Deal: Grab 2 Up and Up Training Pants $17.49 (+ Buy 2 get a $15 Gift Card)
Grab 2 Up and Up Wipes $4
= $42.98
Use $15 off $40 Up and Up Mobile Coupon
Use $1/2 Up and Up Wipes 144 ct
Use 5% off Cartwheel – Up and Up Diapers
Use 5% off Cartwheel – Up and Up Wipes
Pay $24.83 and earn $15 Gift Card for buying (2) Training Pants

After gift card it’s like paying $9.83 for all 4 items!  I picked up a few other items as well:


Deal:  4 Kid Zone Bars $3.99 + Buy 4 & get a $5 Gift Card
Earthbound Farm Carrots, $1.09
Bananas $1.44
2 Tuna Pouch $.99
1 Simple Burrito $1.50
Used 2 – $3/2 Kid Zone Bars
Used 25% off Zone Bars Cartwheel
Used $1 off Vegetable Purchase $1 or more (text SPRING to 827438)
Used $1 off Fruit Purchase $1 or more (text SPRING to 827438)
Used $1/2 Tuna Mobile Coupon
Used $.50 off Simple Coupon iBotta
= $8.49 | Earned a $5 Gift Card
= $3.49 for all items

My Safeway Trip: $4.05 Spent ($28 Saved)


It’s not too often I share my grocery trips, but today was a pretty great one that might encourage some of you on a restricted diet.

My Safeway trip was rather great:

2 Schar Ciabatta Rolls (4 pk) $3.99 (Used 2 – $3 printable)
1 Schar Hot Dog Rolls (4 pk) $4.99 (Used $3 printable)
1 WhoKnew Cookies $2.99 (Used $1 printable & $1 iBotta)
2 Pillsbury Biscuit 4 ct $1 (Used 2 – $.50 printable)
1 Back to Nature Cracker $1.79 (they were 50% off, Used 1 – $1 printable)
1 Hodgson Mill Buckwheat Cereal $2.35 (was 50% off, Used 1 – $.35 peelie that tripled to $1)
1 Neuro Sleep – FREE with Just 4 U
1 Shamrock Farms Milk for my 7 year old, not pictured
Used also my $5 off $20 Just 4 U Offer on my account
Paid $5.05, and scored $1 back from iBotta for a total of $4.05

Safeway has been a gold mine lately for markdowns of 50% or more on MANY Schar Products, Febreze, Hodgson Mill, and Mary’s Crackers –I usually go to Safeway at night & find lots of great dairy marked down as well.

Matt’s Safeway Haul – 80% Savings



Matt sent me his trip picture from his Safeway trip he did today; he also entered the Favado Contest I posted HERE last night -wish him luck!

He did super  This is what he said:

  • 8 Old ElPaso Stand and stuff
  • 4 Campbell’s Home style soup
  • 3 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Oscar Mayer P3
  • 4 Del Monte tomatoes
  • 2 Farmhouse Rice
  • 6 Iams Cat food
  • 7 Fiber One fruit snacks
  • 2 Cheez-It Grooves
  • 2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes
  • 2 Honey Nut Cheerios
  • 2 Jolly Time
Original total $113.91
Savings $89.56

Total OOP $24.35

Savings Percentage 79%
Should get another $1.51 back from Checkout 51 for a revised OOP $22.84 and savings of 80%
Do you have a recent trip picture? Feel free to send it so I can post as well – trip pictures can be encouraging and motivating for others to see.
thanks Matt!

My Fry’s Mega Shopping Trip & Using Favado to Create your Shopping List


Just this past week, we all participated in an amazing Mega Sale at Fry’s – over the period of two weeks, many of you made several trips to stock up on much needed items.

I did my trip day two of the 14-day sale; so when Favado and Valpak asked me to show a trip of my haul… I had to sit back down and put together another trip.

Since my first trip early in the week was primarily for my family, I enlisted the help of my sister in law, and used Favado to grab coupons and a trip list to help my sister in law, mother and father in law stock up on items for their cabinets.

The trip included a total of 78 Mega Items (13 sets of “6”), and several other random items (to include 4 Half Gallons of Milk for us since we were out).  I split up my 78 items over 3 transactions due to limitations on some coupons… and threw in random items from the regular weekly ad that I had coupons for.


I used Favado to put together my trip – by surfing through my Fry’s Matchups for the mega sale on Favado, I was able to put my list together and email that list to my sister in law – who, in turn, printed the coupons I needed to score great deals on cereal, FREE Guacamole, Seasoning Packets + more.

I had about a dozen more items on my list, but because shelves were bare, I had to skip picking those up and get what was in stock.

Mega Items (3 different orders) – Buy 6, and achieve the price below:

8 Silk Milk 1/2 Gallon $1.99  ($.99 after coupon)
8 All Detergent $2.49  ($.99 after coupon + earn $5 for SavingStar All Detergent offer)
2 Dole Smoothie Shakers $1.50  ($.50 after coupon)
6 Red Baron Pizzas $2.49 ($1.49 after coupon)
2 Velveeta Shells & Cheese $1.69 ($.69 after coupon)
5 Hinode Rice $1.39  ($.39 after coupon)
4 Barilla Microweavable Entrees $1.49 ($.49 after coupon)
4 Crystal Light Drink Mix $1.65 (Clearance but Counted for Mega, FREE after eCoupon)
2 Krusteaz Cookies $1.49 ($.49 after tearpad coupon)
1 Pillsbury Biscuit $.94 (FREE after coupon)
2 Old Orchard 100% Apple Juice $2.29 ($1.29 after coupon)
2 Activia 4 pk Yogurt $1.69 ($.69 after blinkie coupon)
2 Apple Jacks $1.69 ($.69 after coupon, earn $1 for Checkout51)
2 Frosted Flakes $1.69 ($.69 after coupon, earn $1 for Checkout51)
2 V8 Fusion $1.99 (Paid $.74 ea. after coupon + catalina)
1 Comforts Pull Ups  $5.99 (Mine!)
4 Frosted Cheerios $1.69 ($.70 after coupon)
7 Bags of Pasta $.39
1 Wholly Guac $.99 (FREE after coupon)
1 Wholly Salsa $.99 (FREE after coupon)
6 Lever 2000 Body Wash $2.49 ($.49 after coupon)
4 Coffee-Mate 16 oz. $.99 (2 FREE after doubles & 2 at $.24 after $1.50/2 )
2 Starkist Pouch $.99 (FREE after doubles)

Non-Mega Items (Spread into 2 of the Mega Orders)

3 Liberte Yogurt (FREE after coupon)
1 YoPlait Greek 100 Yogurt (FREE after coupon)
6 Sunbird Seasonings $.87 ($.37 after coupon)
4 Old El Paso Seasonings $.75 (FREE after coupon)
1 Mama Marys 3 pk Pizza $2.59 ($1.59 after coupon)
4 Old Orchard Frozen Juice $1.25 ($.75 after coupon)
2 lbs Bananas
1 Dream Latte $2.19 ($.19 after coupon)
4 Half Gallons of Simple Truth Organic Whole Milk $2.79 (Mine!)
2 Mahatma Rice Pouches $1.19  ($.19 after coupon)
1 WhoKnew Cookies $1.81 ($.81 after coupon, earn $1 from Checkout51)

Total Spent $88.82

Earned $5 from SavingStar, $1 from iBotta, $2 from Checkout51
AND earned $1.50 On My Next Order from V8

Final Cost:  $79.32, Saved $230.91


One of the best ways you can use Favado is by putting your grocery list together on your mobile device, but allowing Favado to email that list to you (or, a family member) so that they can help you print the coupons you need.

You can email that list to yourself, and print those coupons from one location I the house, then travel upstairs to print from another computer – all without having to re-construct your original list.

My CVS Trip | Just Over $4 for $43 in Merchandise

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I had another great trip to CVS; I haven’t been as productive as some of you have.. but I made a trip late tonight just before close (and, saw one of you there too!)

My store turns the sale on early, so I was able to get some of the deals this week, and some of the deals for the sale starting 10/27.  I started out with over $20 in ECBs from last week, but did not use them all.

Transaction 1:
Bought 4 Eucerin Cream, $5.49 ea. (Spend $20 get $10 ECB)
Used 4 – $2/1 Eucerin Hand Cream
Paid with $13 ECB, and $2.53 in cash (tax)
Earned $10 ECB back

Transaction 2:
Bought 2 Crest Pro Health $2.99 + $2 ECB (Sale ends tonight)
Bought 2 Flavor Chews $.99 + $.99 ECB (Sale ends tonight)
Bought 2 Colgate Multipack $3.19 + $3 ECB (Sale starts tomorrow)
Bought 1 Gillette Venus Razor $6.79 + $5 ECB (Sale starts tomorrow)
Razor not marked, but did print the ECB – limit is 1
Used $4/1 Venus Razor – Mailed Coupon
Used 2 – $.50/1 Crest Pro Health Printables
Paid with $10 ECB + $6 ECB (had this from last week)
Paid just over $2 in tax
Earned back $5 ECB, $4 ECB, $6 ECB and $1.98 ECB

I only spent just over $5 for $43 in Items, and earned back all of my ECBs.

I’m sitting on over $21 in ECBs total … I also have $5 ECB from a CVS Survey from this week.  Most of these items will go in a gift basket for Christmas – believe it or not, we were out of toothpaste until last week..   

My CVS Trip: $.49 Prevacid, FREE Flavor Chews

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Hopefully you scored the chance to shop at CVS this week .. I have been having a difficult time getting there to do my trips. I went today, and had several items on my list but only left with 2 of them.

I intended to get to CVS earlier today – but we had quite a lot planned. My 4 year old celebrated his birthday today; I had pictures scheduled for the kids, and, we had to pick up Zaycon chicken… and a Transformers Birthday Cake.

And, Dave was trying to work on the backyard with his dad.   As I was dressing the kids to pick up the cake, a 16-year old boy knocked on our door to tell us he hit our car in the street after he lost control of his car (not sure how that happens on a residential street..) – picked up a cake, tried to keep the kids awake on the way to photos, but realized I had forgot my list, and wasn’t exactly sure I had my coupons with me.

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During the kids pictures, I managed to make my list with the new Favado Shopping App – put my best Faves from this week and next week on the list and double checked my accordion file – all coupons were with me.

Did not make it to the store until 9:45 p.m. – unfortunately the tags were taken down for the current week. But – easy fix, I whipped out my phone and opened Favado and pulled out my list – double-checked that Prevacid was $10.49 with a $10 ECB wyb $20, and high-tailed it to the register:

Bought 2 Prevacid $10.49 (+ Spend $20 get $10 ECB)
Bought 1 CVS Flavor Chews Antacids $.99 + $.99 ECB (10/20 – 10/26)
Bought 1 Arizona Iced Tea for $.99 (Kids were thirsty)
Paid with 2 – $5 Prevacid Coupons (scored those at from entering a UPC from my last purchase)
Paid with $2.50 ECB (my Quarterly Spending)
Paid $12.15 out of pocket and earned $11  ECB

If you haven’t given Favado a try – it’s really a great way to make your list, and even search for items that are on sale (Milk, Soda, etc.) without having to search through the matchups. You can read more about it in my last post.

My Small CVS Trip: FREE Nivea, Tena, Sally Hansen + More

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Here’s my very small CVS trip from today – I tried going twice earlier today and had 2 boys that kept falling asleep.. too hard to carry boys, push a cart so I ended up leaving and going back tonight:

2 Sally Hansen Nail Wear $6.29
1 CVS Body Wash FREE with coupon
1 Tena Pads $3.79 (they also had $1/1 tearpads on the display)
2 Nivea for Men Sensitive Shave Gel
1 Dove Raspberry Bar $.54 (75% off – for Wendy)
= $24.49 + tax
Used – $3/2 Nivea for Men Shave Gel HERE
Used 2 – $4/1 Sally Hansen Nail Wear $4.99 and Up (No longer avail to print)
Used FREE Body Wash from CVS (No longer available to print)
Used FREE Tena Pads mailer up to $7
Paid with $4 ECB, Paid $5.70
Earned $5 ECB for Sally Hansen, $3 for Tena and $3 for Nivea