Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quick deal at Rite Aid

Oh those delicious Lindt Chocolate Bars...on sale at Rite Aid 2 for $3, usual price $3.99, use your coupon from this weekend's paper ($1.00 off 2) and get them for a buck a piece...I stocked up on some very delicious dark chocolate!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Quick deals...

Sorry to be so slack in posting but there are a handful of really good deals out there today...

Pathmark (on sale through midnight thursday unless otherwise noted)

Brita Slim Pitcher $20.99 usually, $9.99 on sale with card
Blackberries .98 cents container, through midnight Sunday
Florida's Natural, not from concentrate $1.88 per quart, through Sunday midnight
Tribe Hummus, 1/2 off...usually $3.99 on sale 2 for $4
Haagen Daaz ice cream 2 for $6, purchase 4 and get get a $4 coupon (which I used for that purchase) so essentially $2 a pint

Key Food (on sale through midnight thursday)

Organic Valley Milk: $3.99 a quart
House Foods Tofu products, includes shirataki noodles, organic tofu, Tofu Steak, etc 2 for $3
6 pack, Scotts Toilet Paper 2 for $8 (must buy 2)
Tropicana pure premium $2 per quart (with $25 purchase)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

For the first time in ages, a great deal at Food Emporium

Man, the last good deal I remember at Food Emporium was those Taste of Thai noodle boxes a couple of months ago. I think they ended up being something wacky like $1.75 a box.

Lo and behold someone answered my prayers regarding organic milk...the only two places I can find in the city that carries organic milk by the gallon are Trader Joes (which has it at a reasonable price, $5.99 per gallon) and Whole Foods (which is not reasonable).

Food Emporium is running Organic Valley milk on sale at $2.89 a half gallon...which is a mere $5.78 a gallon...but the real joy in that is not the 21 cent savings but the relief I feel not having to stand in that loooooooooooooong line at TJs. Love you TJs but come on...more cashiers pls.

On sale at Food Emporium through 4/16...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Go and rock the pathmark sooooooooooon

In this past Sunday's paper there was a $1 off coupon for Stonyfield Farm's Oikos Greek yogurt. Fat free, delicious flavors like Honey and Blueberry on the bottom, AND it's Organic.

Even the usual non greek Stonyfield yogurts on sale run around 4 for $3 or 75 cents each in NY. This runs around $2.49 a cup in the city with Pathmark being the cheapest at $2.19. However, if you clipped the $1 off coupons in this past Sunday's paper your net cost on these will be 50 cents a cup...yup. Pathmark is rocking these on sale 2 for $3 and couple that with a $1 coupon per cup and 50 cents each.

I can highly recommend both the honey and blueberry flavors...Go and get it...

Friday, April 3, 2009

How to rock Pathmark NYC this week

I have to admit, I had a killer run today at Pathmark...

For a mere $31.40 I loaded up on the following:

Two 48 ounce tubs of Sargentto Ricotta (on sale $3.99, plus $1 coupon each)
Three 16 ounce packages of Sargentto Mozzarella (on sale $1.99, plus $1 coupon each)
4 containers of Tropicana 50 Orange Juice (on sale $2.50 each, plus $1 coupon each)
2 containers of Silk Soymilk (on sale 2 for $6, plus $1 coupon each)
4 boxes of Wheat Thins artisan cheese crackers (on sale 2 for $4, plus two 2 for 1 coupons)
2 containers Breakstone's Sourcream (on sale $1.25 each, plus $1 coupon off 2)
2 loaves of Nature's Pride bread (on sale $2.50 each, plus $.55 coupon each)
5 cans diced tomatoes (on sale 5 for $5)

Total savings, between sale price and coupons??? $65.33

Dear Recession, you can suck it. I can STILL have orange juice, soy milk, and make a lasagna even if you're hanging around.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

On sale at Walgreens

Go go go to Walgreens before it goes off sale. 1 liter bottles of Listerine Total Care mouthwash is usually 6.49 a bottle. On sale for 2/$11 with $5.50 in register rewards if you buy 2, if you head over to the Listerine web site:

You can get $2 per bottle off. So, in summary.

Listerine Total Care:

Usual price: $6.49 (x 2 = $12.98)
Sale price: 2 for $11 (or $5.50 each)
Use two $2 coupons for $7 total (or $3.50 each)

Then get back $5.50 in register rewards which brings your total down to $1.50 for 2 bottles.

They do weird stuff with the tax so it ended up being $7.92 but after the $5.50 coupon both bottles, all in, were $2.42 or a whopping $1.21 a piece or 82% off including tax.

Go now....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quit smoking for free in New York.

Ah smokers. You are indeed plentiful in the city. I smoke. I neeeeeeeeeeeeed to quit. My boyfriend does as well and we are both going to try and embark on that journey.

Smoking in New York is expensive, really expensive. We smoke American Spirits, those run up to $10 a pack in the city. At a pack a day for 2 people, that's about $600 a month in cigarettes, $6600 a year. That could pay for a couple of really nice vacations.

I never thought I'd say this but 311 to the rescue. They referred me here:

Most New York state residents qualify for a free program in NY to quit smoking. They'll send you free patches and gum to help you quit. They do want to call you and follow up, if you stay on course they will keep sending you patches or gum until you quit.

Come on, it's free, like really free, like you dont even pay shipping and handling. So your choices are free and saving $3600 a year or spending $300 a month that I bet you dont have and dragging down your health.

So go ahead, quit smoking, it'll save you a ton of money and NY loves you enough to send free stuff to help.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Why you shouldnt shop in Manhattan.

If you are one of the lucky ones to live in the Borough of Brooklyn you'll notice that it's a bit easier on the wallet than it is if you lived in NY.

My local Key Foods is clean, well stocked, and cheap. My local C-town, maybe not as clean, not as well stocked, but does indeed offer the occasional good buy, for example I got some very delicious stonyfield farm organic yogurt there last week 4 for $3.

On the other hand while D'Agostinos, Balducci's, Garden of Eden and others are not only shiningly clean and well stocked the other thing they'll gladly clean out is your wallet. That said, a few tips on getting some good buys at local stores.

Let's start with CVS. CVS offers a great program, ECB, extra cash back, great items, on sale, extra cash back and most specials are usually in conjunction with some coupons from the sunday papers. The CVS locations in Manhattan...they dont offer it, their store circs are 4 pages...that's it. However, go to their web site and check the circs in Brooklyn and it's 20 pages and filled with not just good but GREAT deals.

For example. Tide detergents. 50 ounces, at Duane Reade they run 11.97...usual price at CVS in Brooklyn about $9. On sale this past week in Brooklyn (not Manhattan) $5.97, on top of that I had a dollar off coupon. $5 a bottle, I bought 4 of the Tide total care. There were other items on sale on that page of the circ...Dawn detergent, Crest toothpaste, Puffs. If you bought $20 worth of merchandise on that circ page you got a free 6 pack of Charmin ($5 value). Lucky for me they were all out of the 6 packs so I got a 9 pack worth $7.50. Lesson? Spend the extra $4 round trip and go to brooklyn to shop, even if you live in Manhattan.

Oh Walgreens, I have noticed how cagey Walgreens has become with dealing with circs. Last week Walgreens was running Formula 409 at 2 for $5...bargain. Again, I had $1 off coupons so $1.50 a bottle. I went in to the Union Square store to stock up and was told, no joke, they dont carry Formula 409. Really? You dont carry one of the most popular cleaning solutions in the United States??? What? Same story with the memory formula Walgreens was offering free after rebate. Didn't exist in the store.

Duane Reade. Seriously don't even bother. Nothing is ever on sale there that you cant get on sale cheaper at Rite Aid.

Pathmark. Pathmark in Manhattan is a bit tricky. Honestly, the circ is pretty much the same for the city as it is in the boroughs. The difference is the coupon policy. You are limited to 4 coupons for the same item. You cant use a coupon for a "get one free" (buy one get one free) item so you cant really roll out 2 coupons for 2 boxes of cereal. So there are more restrictions. If you really really want those Pepperidge farm granola cookies that are 2 for 1 on sale for $.80 a bag (using 2 coupons) your choices are suck it up and leave the city or pay a smidge more ($1.30 a bag) at the Cherry St location.

And seriously, do not bother with Duane Reade. Don't do it.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Go get some free toothpaste at Walgreen's this week.

Walgreen's is running a sale on a new toothpaste called Colgate MaxFresh or Colagate MaxWhite. All you need to do is roll up, buy one of the varieties and you get a quick register rebate of $3.29 good on your next purchase.

Bundle that with the $.50 coupon on any Colgate from last week's Sunday coupons and you make $.50 on the deal.

For some reason, the Walgreen's at union square is issuing $3.50 credits on the toothpaste so I got a plus of $.71

I'll go back tomorrow, pick up their 2 for $5 deal on Formula 409, couple that with two $1 coupons on 409 for this morning's coupons and I got a pretty sweet deal.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yummy delicious deal of the week.

In this past Sunday's coupons there were $1 off for Pepperidge Farm granola cookies.

Pathmark is running a 2 for 1 sale on these treats, I tried them and they are soooooooooooooo delicious.

Grab two $1 coupons from last Sundays coupons and buy the two for one cookies at Pathmark and these scrumptious treats will run you 80 cents a bag.