PSA: Don’t forget cheap Kraft mac & cheese ends tonight!

Stopped at Jewel for lunch meat for FirstBorn and decided to pick up five more boxes of Sponge Bob mac for the cavernous jaws aka FristBorn and PITA.  Lots of clearance items – no coupons.  pass!

If you’re trying to run a last-minute stock-up, head over to Walmart with your Jewel ad and take as many as you want for 29¢.  While I love my Jewel, many of you do not have as good a relationship with your local store and I’m realistic…

PM Kraft mac @ Walmart

photo.JPG Posted this on Facebook earlier in the week and decided to take my own advice! Stopped at Walmart and picked up 12 boxes of Kraft original mac & cheese, showed the Jewel ad and paid 29¢ each – no muss, no fuss.

So if you’re trying to stock up on the greater weight original boxes, Walmart is the way to go.  Of course, you can always stop by Target starting Sunday, and pick up 5 boxes at $1.04 each and get 5 boxes free.  Works out to be 52¢ a box and you can be sure that any deal requiring 10 boxes per customer and limit 20 will be out of stock at 8:03 am.

Jewel – trippin’ over mac & cheese

photo.JPG This is the letter sent out from corporate – very decent of Jewel to honor the error, imo.  I’ve heard some stores are claiming it’s a misprint and not honoring the price at all, while others, like Lisle, have signs up showing the 29¢ price!  If your store won’t honor the price, show ‘em this letter and ask if they’d like you to call corporate… Lisle also has stocked up (full end caps!) with more cases coming; if you’re in the area, stop on by.  Note that you cannot stack this deal, so the cheese will be for five with only two $1/2 coupons.

photo.JPG The original variety isn’t part of the deal, but most kids want SpongeBob and the TNMT anyway, even if it is 2 oz less!  The organic sugar was on the clearance cart for $2 a pouch – there’s a $1 SS printable!  Other people have found dog and cat food deeply discounted at their stores.  And hey, subtract a high-value coupon from a clearance price and you’re doing better than Target!

.29 Kraft mac & $1.49 chunks @ Jewel

UntitledStarting tomorrow, Jewel will be running their $1 off Instant Savings on various Kraft products – mac n cheese included!  No coupons out there (a coupon would be even better right?) at present, but the sale doesn’t start until tomorrow (Wednesday)…

My store has been alerted to the fact that they’ll need truckloads of this stuff, but if your store is stingy with special orders and rain checks, don’t delay.

Untitled 2This sale includes the 8 oz chunk and shredded cheeses, and for them we have a $1/2 coupon in the 8/3 S.

Jewel for post-7/31 P&G shopping

PITA already put the stuff away, but I ran a couple of transactions as follows:

8 Febreze and 2 HE shampoos.  Paid with 4 BOGO Febreze and 1 $3/2 HE coupons.  See?  Legitimate as all get out!  Keep an eye on the Febreze because I had TWO cans that rang up at $2.48, which threw the whole transaction off.  Also, the $5 instant off did NOT come off and had to be manually entered by the cashier.  And this was after the Febreze had been replaced, so I was definitely at $25.  It’s the same situation I encountered yesterday:  three identical transactions and only the first one generated the $5 discount automatically.  Subtotal was $7 plus gawd-awful high tax.  I’m buying stuff that will do me some good, not just junk ’cause it’s cheap.

Note:  Keep an eye out for the newest Quaker tearpads:  $1/2.  Just don’t keep an eye out at my Jewel…

Jewel run for P&G promotion


Ran three transactions – strictly Herbal Essence and Febreze. The main point is that I followed all the Limit 4 coupon rules! quel surprise… Buy 8 HE bottles (I use shampoo in my hand soap dispensers) and either 2 or 4 Febreze products.  I ran it with 4 Febreze, but grabbed the $2.38 clearance cans.  Used four $3/2 HE coupons from August P&G, 2 Febreze BOGO coupons from August P&G and only a couple of $1 Febreze coupons from July P&G inserts since I’d used almost all during Monday’s shopping trip.  OOP was $7.54

Note:  The Febreze BOGO coupons will automatically bump off the $1 coupons at the register – you’ll see them scan in for the correct amount, then flop to zero.  Cashier can manually override; best guess is that the BOGO coupons are coded for two products and it shows too many coupons.

Note 2:  The P&G $5 instant came off automatically on the first order, but had to be manually entered for transactions 2 and 3.  Why, when each transaction was identical!?

Jewel bargain shopping


Jewel has Febreze on 2/$5. I grabbed “a few” and used the BOGO coupon from the August P&G stacked with the $1 coupon from the July P&G. I also got $5 off instantly but don’t know why.  There is an instant deal showing in Wednesday’s ad, so maybe it got programmed in already!  My OOP was about 50¢ a can.

Dietz & Watson sausages are either 3/$10 or 2/$6, depending on variety.  Use the $2 D&W coupon in the current Big Book of Savings for some really, really cheap lunches and dinners!  Check the dates (you have to pull the sausages out of the cardboard sleeve to see them – some people are reporting expired packs.  These freeze great and will work very well in Fall dinners of stews and jambalaya… Don’t delay ’cause the sale ends tomorrow.

Bacon (applewood smoked) was on sale for $4.99 with $1 peelies and since we’re heading into prime BLT season…

The I’m an Idiot shopping trip & more

photo.JPG Remember what I said about my local Jewel not carrying Fruit2O? Forget about it – why would you listen to me anyway? I mentioned to the Store Director today that she didn’t carry it anymore and she said “yes we do” and walked me right over. My only redeeming point is that other store personnel couldn’t find it either!

photo.JPG Stopped off at Walgreens to see if the Schweppes seltzer waters had been corrected to ring at $1 with a $1 RR – they had – so I grabbed eight and used the eight $1 RRs from the Starbucks a couple of weeks ago. THEN, I turned around and bought $25 worth of Nestle Crunch bars at 39¢ each, used the promo code on the front of this week’s ad and earned 5,000 points.  I also paid with the .50/2 coupon in the 7/13 S and the eight $1 RRs (the Nestle coupon attaches to one bar, not two, so I had lots of wiggle room).

Here’s the funny part:  This is all LOW TAX because these candy bars contain flour (even rice flour is enough to trigger the low tax code, apparently!).  So, on the off-chance that there are any bars left over, we’re set for Halloween…

Sunday: Target, Jewel & Wags blow-outs

Here’s how I wasted my Sunday after leaving the flea market:


You could pull up the in-stock inventory at any of your local Targets on Sunday morning to see that most never had more than 25 in stock to begin with (not real time, so as of Saturday).  Readers complained they were at the first of 5 or 6 stores at 8 am and found empty shelves in all. A SuperTarget that only had 3? Come on, now! I didn’t find a single product on the shelf. And if P&G is playing games with deliveries (as I’ve read), what does this mean for us?


The Schweppes seltzer waters were $1 with a $1 RR.  Planned to roll the Starbucks $1RR into this one because I like the lemon-lime seltzer.  The plain one was the only one coming up at $1 (the other two flavors were $1.90 or 2/$3); NONE of the varieties generated a RR.  Walgreens is aware of the issue, given the number of store comments on their corporate site.


Stopped in my local Jewel on Saturday to grab a few Fruit H2Os that were free with the Sunday SS coupon.  Apparently not all stores carry this now!  If your Jewel cannot get this product in for you (it’s brought in by the 7-UP driver), then call some of the larger stores.  I’ve heard that some of you are getting the full $1.25 value, even though the coupon requires a cashier to enter the price (currently on sale for 10/$10).  That’s some nice overage!

Jewel: FREE ice cream & clearance finds

photo.JPG Until July 13, Jewel has the Friendly sundae cups 10/$10 – use the $1 off Friendly novelty product (no size restrictions) in 6/1 S for FREE ice cream! The Kauai coffee was on the clearance cart for $3.99 – use the $2 coupon from 6/08 S and pay $1.99 for a 10 oz bag of Hawaiian coffee. Lots of Barilla on the cart, but these were the best deals for gluten-free folks: $1 each less the .55/2 coupon from the 5/18 S (these go to Rachel ’cause we don’t suffer from food allergies).