Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anyone know of a good place to get coffee beans?

I was just curious what the best price is per pound that any of you other coffee drinkers have found for whole beans in the Boise area. I am currently getting it at Costco for around $4 a pound, but I am wondering if I could do better if I tried one of the local places that roasts their own beans. Does anyone know of a better price locally? Thanks!

olay money maker at albertsons??

there is a sale this week for 20% off olay skin regenerist or total effects.

Saw sign on shelf tonight:
Buy 2 skin regenerist moisturizers , get a coupon for a free olay eye roller.

Possibly Use this with the $20 rebate offer in the newspaper inserts for when you buy an eye roller!!!

sale on moisturizers is $7.99 and up. use $1 off coupons, pay around $14. get the coupon for the free eye roller.. submit the rebate for $20 for a moneymaker!

Nampa Target Clearance

I was at the Nampa Target yesterday returning some things and went to go grab some tape that we needed and...there were Target workers ALL over the store marking clearance items even LOWER! I wound up spending about two hours in the store just walking all of the aisles and checking out all of the clearance. A LOT of the party supplies and card sets were marked way down, a bunch of kitchen items, photo albums, scrapbook stuff, candles, you name it! Most of it I found on the end cap near the photo albums (in the school supply area), but there were finds all throughout the store. I also found kids' beach towels for $3.98 (I HATE paying full price for those)

I managed to score a T-Fal pro family deep fryer marked down from $62.99 to $25.99! I have been wanting a deep-fryer forever! I also got a Hamilton Beach drink mixer for $14.49, marked down from $29.99. There are just tons and tons of items (or at least there were as of about 2pm yesterday). All together I scored about $314.35 worth of stuff for $115.41 and am now pretty much done Christmas shopping! Might be worth checking out if you're going there today...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clearance items at Vista/Overland Albertsons

I was just at the Vista/Overland Albies today and they had quite a few things in their freezer section on clearance for $1 each. I was in a hurry so I did not write it down, but I do remember seeing Bagelfuls, several Kashi frozen meals, and some bags of frozen vegetables. You may have some coupons that match up to these items. They also had some Del Monte Superfruit Cups for $1 each in a small refrigerator in the freezer section. I had an old IP coupon for $1/3 of these which I was able to double and get 3 of them for $1. If you are in the area it may be worth a look.

Clearance Bargains at Cherry & 10 Mile Albies

I found a couple clearance items that are free with doublers at this Albies.

Hefty One Zip Fresh Extend 1.25 gallon 12ct are on for $1.50
Use the $1/1 Fresh Extend IP from here

V-8 Sweet Red Pepper Soup cartons are on for $1.00
Use the Campbells V8 soups, any $1/2 (12-15-09) SS-9/20

These items are on a rack at the front of the store between the last register and floral. There's also some carts of clearance on your way in and some others in the freezer section.

Luvs Diapers as low as $2 at Family Dollar!?

Did you get your $5 off Luvs coupon yet from here???

If you did (I'm still waiting for mine) then you can head over to the Family Dollar Store and pick up a jumbo pack of diapers for $2!! They have them advertised on their flier from Sunday for $7 and it says at the bottom on the front page that they DO accept manufacture coupons! They also have a $5/$25 store coupon at the top of the page that could make for some good deals :)

If you haven't gotten yours yet, the prices are good through 10/7... I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

just got a p&g ROUGE magazine with coupons in it

last night i got a Rouge magazine by P&G in the mail. dont know how i got it, but i did.
on the back is 2 pages of coupons!!

Including one for a FREE olay body wash when you buy any venus razor or cartridge.
with all the venus deals we usually have, this one will be nice to add with venus coupons!!

also $1/1 secret flawless, two clairol haircolor coupons, scope, crest, covergirl

expire at end of november

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just throwing out a deal scenario for Walgreens...

If you didn't already know, there is a $5 off $25 coupon HERE that is valid tomorrow (9/29) and Wednesday (9/30) only. I came up with the following scenario just to get ya'll thinking about how to work this to the best advantage...


1 - Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion ($6.99)
1 - Gillette Fusion MVP Razor ($8.99)
1 - Halls Refresh Sugar Free 20ct ($1.00)
1 - Dentek Floss Picks ($2.00)
2 - TheraFlu Nighttime 6ct ($8.00)
1 - Oral B Advantage 1-2-3 toothbrush ($3.00)
1 - Herbal Essence Hair Care product ($2.99)
1 - Chapstick Fresh Effects ($2.99)
1 - Dawn Dish Liquid ($.99 w/ in-ad coupon)

Total: $36.95


1 - $1.50/1 Vaseline HERE or here: IE or Firefox
1 - $4/1 Gillette (PG 9/27)
1 - $.75/1 Halls (SS 9/27)
1 - $1/1 Dentek HERE
2 - $2/1 Theraflu (the print limit is reached on this one, so hopefully you already printed yours!)1 - $.75/1 Oral B (PG 9/27)
1 - $1/1 Herbal Essence (RP 8/23, exp 9/30) or (RP 9/27)
1 - $.25/1 Dawn (PG 8/30 or 9/27) or $.50/1 from the Home Made Simple coupon booklet

Total after coupons: $25.70 (or $25.45 depending on which Dawn coupon you use)

Use $5 off $25

Total OOP: $20.70 or $20.45 (plus tax)

BUT, then get back $7 RR for the Lotion, $6 RR for the razor, $1 for the Halls, $2 RR for the Dentek, $4 RR for the Theraflu, $3 RR for the Oral B, and $2 RR for the Herbal Essence! That's $25 in RR's! (If you have any RR's from last week, then you could bring your OOP down even more!) Also, if you have the Healthy Savings coupon booklet, it will take another $4 off, so you will have to add another $4 worth of items (after coupons) to reach the $25. I never did find that booklet of coupons, so I didn't factor that in my scenario. Hope that helps get your gears turning!

Nampa Target

I was at the Nampa Target about an hour ago. They do still have some razors left if you are looking for them. I have noticed around the blogosphere that some stores are already out. They are on an end cap near the razors. On the actual razor wall, they are gone.

Also, if you didn't see the Chex Mix deal on Fabulessly Frugal, here it is:

Chex Mix $1.57
use the $1/1 Chex Mix Snack, 3.75 oz. or larger Target web coupon.
AND Stack it with 1 of the following:
$.50/1 Chex Mix 4.5 oz. or larger here
$.50/1 Chex Mix 4.5 oz. or larger Choc. Turtle, Choc. Peanut Butter, Dark Choc., or Sweet 'n' Salty Trail Mix here and here
Final Price: $.07

The Nampa target was fully stocked with these, but as you know, once it hits the web, they go fast!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dentyne Gum Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Freddies!!

On the back of the new Freddies ad this week they have B1G1 free Dentyne gum. I snagged some B1G1F coupons from Albies a couple weeks ago (thanks to a tip i read) from a blinkie in the coffee aisle, so I picked up 4 packs of free gum tonight :)
Also, they have Precious Cheesesticks 12 oz. on sale 2/$5. I printed some coupons for $1 off a couple weeks ago that I can't remember how exactly I found them (from another blog of course) but maybe can be found off their website? I picked them up 2/$3 anyway. Sorry for not having more Info for you all, I'm waaay new at this blog thing and will try to improve fast :)

Where is everybody? :(
Any way...I went shopping at two different Wags today, the one on Midland and the Blvd and the one on 12th Rd (in Nampa)
I first went to the one on the Blvd and it was VERY well-stocked in everything, except the Gillette Fusion MVP razors which were completely out (so I thought). They actually have signs up, though, limiting each of the monthly RR items to one per person per day, no exceptions.
I also saw that the CoverGirl cosmetics are "Buy One Get One 50% off," so I was able to take advantage of the BOGO CoverGirl coupons that are expiring 9/30. I bought two TruBlend Foundations ($8.99), got 1/2 off of one (-$4.50), used a BOGO coupon (buy one foundation, get a face product free, PG 8/30) for which they gave me the full $8.99 off, and also a $1/1 any CoverGirl product (also PG 8/30). SO....after coupons, I paid $3.50 for two foundations! Not bad if you ask me!
The Blvd store also has a TON of great clearance stuff! Look in the candy and toy aisle!
When I later went to the 12th Rd store, they were wiped out of the Dentek flosspicks and the Oral-B Advantage, but seemed to be well-stocked in everything else. I tried to again do the CoverGirl deal, but they would not let me use the $1/1 in addition to the BOGO, which was ok by me. I still got them, because $2.25 is a great price for TruBlend Foundation! They were also almost completely wiped out of the great clearance items, which was a bummer. The 12th Rd store seems to have no limitations on how many RR items you can buy per day. As I was checking out at the cosmetics counter, I happened to glance down and see the Gillette Fusion razors hiding! They are at the counter, on the lower part. I do not know if the Blvd store had these in the same place or not, but you should definitely look for them there!
One other deal I scored at the Blvd store was they had some 5.5 oz Febreeze candles on clearance for $3.49. I bought two and used two $2/1 any Febreeze candle (PG 8/30), and also got two Febreeze Air Effects and used two Buy One candle, get one Air Effects Free (PG 9/27) so I scored two candles and two air effects for only $3! There were a few more, so be sure to look for them! cashiers at both stores were really patient and kind. The manager that helped me at the 12th Rd store was great, also. :)
In both stores, I had no problems getting any of the cats to print and both stores had displays toward the front of the store with ALL of the monthly RR deals all in one place on an endcap, so that was pretty nice. Didn't have to go all over the store to find them.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Welcome to Boise Bargain Babes! We are glad you decided to join us!

Please feel free to post your
coupon scenario's
shopping trips
doubles finds
great deals
good experiences
bad experiences
talk about your favorite store
tell us which store to avoid
printable coupons
and anything else that you think would help your Fabuless Frugal Friends!

Please do not link to any site/blog that displays poor ethics. (For example buying clothes at Gap on clearance and then returning half of them for full price.)
Let's keep it clean no profanity, pornography, or unethical posts, if this is violated the post will be deleted and so will the contributor.

Have fun! We are glad you joined us!

Arby's 5 for 5

The Arby's in the area are having 5 regular roast beef sandwiches for $5 (no limit, but must buy in groups of 5) every Saturday and Sunday. Plus, when you get that deal you can add small drinks or french fries for just $1 each. Enjoy!

Free Fun Family Entertainment

Just thought I would let everyone know that The Idaho State Historical Society is holding a hands on outdoor exhibit today at Julia Davis Park. It sounded like there would be lots of really cool things to do including a simulated trip to the moon. It goes from 10-5 and is free!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gillette Skintamate Shaving Gel!

I was at the Target on Milwaukee on Tuesday and found a great deal on Gillette Skintamate Shaving gel. It is on sale for $1.89 and on some (not all) of the products was a $1.00 off Target coupon taped to the front. So that means you can get it for $.89+tax! The sale ends soon so if you are in need if shaving gel, now is the time!

Old Navy Boise by the mall

I was just at ON by the mall and saw they are having an extra 50% off clearance prices right now! I didn't find out how long it is gonna last *hanging head in shame* but they did have a large selection of summer clothes, could get some pretty good deals if you were lucky enough to get one of those coupons last night!
I picked up one of those nice sweater jackets for $16 with the 20% off coupon I was able to get and I love it!!

FREE Family Fun in Nampa tomorrow...9/26

Details of the event are posted on my blog HERE.

30% off entire clothing and shoe purchase at Babies R' Us

Today and through 10/4 you can get 30% off your entire clothing and shoe purchase at Babies R' Us! (sizes newborn-48mos) Click HERE for the printable coupon!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anyone needs deodorant?

Last night my 16 year old needed deodorant.. I didn't want to pay full price for it, and told him to wait till tomorrow, lol.

Today I went to Fred Meyer. They have a $2.00 off coupon you can use at the store for Degree and Dove deodorant, price ranged from $2.79 - $2.99, I paid between .79 and .99 for each.

Also used all those nice $1.00 coupons we got with the Cheerios samplers a few weeks ago, and paid $.50 for each box.. I like Freddies.


Here are your Albertsons printable shopping lists - Thanks PYP!


If you have no idea what this PRINTABLE SHOPPING LIST IS, then you MUST go see our pictorial about using this FABULESS tool.

You'll see there are THREE DOUBLES that last through the entire sale! Again, our fabulous reader Melanie has about 200 extra sets. She lives in the Chinden/Veterans Parkway area. If you'd like to snag a few, email her ( {at} hotmail {dot} com) and she'll send you her address! Thanks Melanie!

Share your FABULOUS double finds here in the comments! Is your store fully stocked or completely out of something? Post it here as well!!

The Big Promo This Week is...

Keebler/Kellogg's Promo: Save $10 instantly when you buy 10 participating products.

All products are $1.50 after the instant savings. If you still have one of the Fuel For School Coupons (and you double), you'll get some great buys! Although many of the coupons do expire 9/27 (Monday).

Promo items include:

Keebler EL Fudge or Fudge Shoppe cookies 8.5-15 oz.
DOUBLE $1/2 from Fuel For School Coupon
or $1/1 printable

Keebler Sandwich Cracker Packs 10.4-10.9 oz
DOUBLE $1/2 Fuel For School Coupon OR
$.55/1 IP
FINAL PRICE $.40 - $.50

Kellogg's cereal - Frosted Bite Size Mini Wheats 18 oz.
USE: $1.50/2 IP

Kellogg's Cinnabon snack bars 7.8 oz.
DOUBLE: $1/1 IP or $.75/1 from 8/16 RP
FINAL PRICE: FREE - Money Maker!

Kellogg's NutriGrain bars 10.4 oz
DOUBLE $1/2 Fuel For School Coupon

Kellogg's Rice Krispies treats 6.2 oz.
DOUBLE $1/2 Fuel For School Coupon

Kellogg's Special K snack crackers 8 oz
FINAL PRICE: FREE - Money Maker!

The Kelloggs Cereals that are part of the sale are:
Frosted Flakes 14 oz.
Frosted Bite Size Mini Wheats 18 oz.
Rice Krispies 12 oz.
Corn Flakes 18 oz.
Cocoa Krispies 16.5 oz.
Froot Loops or Apple Jacks 12.2 oz.

I'm bummed that there aren't any new Kellogg's Cereal coupons coming out this Sunday (I found this out when I checked out the Sunday Coupon Preview).


Progresso Vegetables Classics soup 19 oz. $1.00
DOUBLE: $.50/2

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta 13.25 oz. $1.50

Yoplait Delights $2.49
DOUBLE: $1/1 SS 9/13 or 8/23 $1/1 IP

Campbell's Soup at Hand $1
DOUBLE: $.50/1 from 8/30 SS

Campbell's V-8 Soup $2.50 (I think these are good)
DOUBLE: $1/2 from 9/20 SS

Act II popcorn $1
DOUBLE: $.40/1 from 9/20 SS

Dial Basics bar soap 3 pack or Liquid Soap $1.00
DOUBLE: .35/1 from SS 8/16

Colgate Toothpaste 4.6 oz or Toothbrush $1.00
DOUBLE: $.40/1 (toothbrush - 8/30 SS) OR $1.00/1 (4oz or larger toothpaste. May not work - from 9/13 SS)

Coffee-Mate Creamer $1.67
DOUBLE: $1/1 IP or $.50/1 from 6/29 RP or 8/30 RP
OR USE: $1.50/2 IP
FINAL PRICE: $.92- .67 (or even FREE if you were able to print the $1/1!)
(read our "why we love liquid creamer" post (and comments) for tons of fab ideas for using this product aside from coffee!)

Dannon Light & Fit yogurt 6 oz. $.50
DOUBLE: $.75/4 IP
FINAL PRICE: $.50 for 4 (or $.13/each)
(OR Wait UNTIL THE THREE DAY SALE - ((starts Friday)) and use your coupon toward the $.39 sale price, double the $.75/4 and get them for LESS THAN TWO CENTS EACH!!)

Downy Fabric Softener $3.99
DOUBLE: $1/1 P&G 8/30

Rhodes Warm'n'Serve rolls $2.69
DOUBLE: $1/1 coupon from SS 7/19, 8/16, or 9/20

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.25
DOUBLE: $.40/1 IP , or .40/1 from SS 8/9 OR $.50/2 GM 9/13
FINAL PRICE: $.45-.75

Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore tuna 5 oz $1.00
DOUBLE: $1/5 IP OR $.55/1 from 9/13 SS

Have fun shopping!! Thanks FabulesslyFrugal!

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