Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Five Free Meals & Other Good Deals--REVISED

If you haven't heard already through the couponing grapevine, Kroger is changing their policy on internet printable coupons: none over $1, no "free" coupons, and only 2 IPs per transaction. I'm hoping they will revise the last one to be only 2 of the same coupon per transaction, but we'll see. That means you may not be able to use the $5 Healthy Choice coupon to get the free meals, but some stores have not confirmed the new policy and are allowing them. So if you want the deal, go tomorrow.

Whoever said, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," hasn't shopped at Kroger or Walgreens this week. Here are six good deals at Kroger, including an organic one, that will cost you less than $13 (about 1/3 the normal cost).

Luna Bars are on sale for $1 each and with a B2G1 coupon, that makes each one $.66 (normally $1.49). Cascadian Farms (an organic company) has its cereals on sale for $2.99 each (normally $4.99). You can find $1.50/2 sticky coupons attached to several boxes, bringing the cost to $2.24 each. Though that is higher than I usually pay for cereal, I'm willing to support the organic movement.

Huggies are on sale for $8.99 this week. After a $2 printable coupon and $2 savings from Shortcuts, my cost was $4.99. I've decided I will pay no more than $5 for a pack of diapers.

BirdsEye frozen vegetables are also on sale for $1 and Danimals yogurt for $1.88. With coupons from this past Sunday's paper ($.35 which Kroger doubles for BirdsEye and $1 for Danimals), I got a bag of peas for $.30 and 6 yogurt drinks for $.88.

Finally the best deal I see right now is on Healthy Choice dinners: 5 for FREE! I don't normally buy frozen dinners; I've never even eaten Healthy Choice but for free, I'll given them a try. They'll be good for Hubby's lunches and the occasional dinner for me when he's out of town. Here's how the deal works. Go here for a $5/5 printable coupon and load a $5/5 e-coupon from the new Kroger e-savings. It's that simple. I haven't figured if I can load another e-saver onto my card. If so, I'll head back for another deal. But hurry, the coupons expire 1/15.

Walgreens also has some good deals this week:
  • Since Thermacare heat wraps are a "money maker," I decided to try one. The trial size is $2.49 (you'll get a RR worth $2.50 and you can save an additional $1 here).
  • Colgate MaxWhite toothpaste costs $.25 after you get a $2 RR and use a $.75 coupon here. You can get this deal twice if you do two transactions.
  • Three Campbells Select Harvest soups (also ideal for Hubby's lunches) cost $1 each with the in-ad coupon and $1.50/3 printable.
  • Quaker Oats are only $.50 with an in-ad coupon and a $1/1 printable here.
  • Two Bic Soleil razor packs (6 to a pack) cost $1 each (on sale for 2/$10, using a B1G1 coupon from the paper knocks off $5, and a coupon from the Walgreens January coupon book knocks off another $3).
  • Two Lysol wipes were only $.24 each for me (they're on sale B1G1 for $3.49, I used a $1/2 printable coupon and a $2 RR from a previous trip).
All and all I got some good savings this week. Any tips on what I missed?

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