Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Art Classes

Hi Girls! I'm going to be teaching art classes this summer for children. The schedule is available on my blog: CreativeElements-Harwood.blogspot.com

It makes me sad to see so many good families in financial struggle right now. I already have one scholarship available to a student of Lake Hazel Elementary. See Ms. Logan for details or to nominate a student. I'm working on finding sponsors to make more scholarships available. Follow my Blog to find out the latest details on scholarships or if you or your business would like to donate to our scholarship fund.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Albertsons Coupon Alert!

Just wanted to tell you about a deal I saw today at Albies at Fairview and Cole. OScar Meyer deli meats are on BOGO in the ad and next to the meats there was a coupon machine with coupons for Oscar Mayer meats $1/2. Made the deli meats only $1.75! Decent deal since I rarely find coupons for these. Thought I would share.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

BSU Hoodies and Hats

Just thought I'd pass on: I was just at the Boise JCPenney and they had men's BSU hoodies clearanced at $4.97! (were $50) Only L and XL left, and only orange, but there were probably 25 left. They also had some blue Tostitos Bowl t-shirts for $2.97 or something like that.

Thanks Marie!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ada County Library Fines?

This week you can pay off your Library fines with can food. $1 per item! Woot!

FREE Peanut Butter

Purchase (6) Skippy Peanut Butter at $.99/each
(at Albertsons Overland/Vista) = $5.94

Use (3) $.75/2 from 3/28 RP
Use (3) DOUBLE Coupons (save $4.50)
Total OOP (out of pocket): $1.44 (plus tax)
RECEIVE: (3) $1.00 catalina wyb 6!!!

You will get a $1 catalina for every 2 you buy!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Clearance Items @ Walgreens

Reader Michelle sent us an email telling us about some HOT shaving clearance items at Walgreens. She said she went to 5 different Wags in the area & all 5 had these on clearance:

Gillette Fushion MVP Gamer razor regular $2.29 or Power $2.99
Use $4/1 P&G-4/4

Venus Divine razor $2.29
Use $2/1 P&G-4/4

Stain Care shaving cream $.75
Use $.55/1 P&G-3/7

If you score any of these deals, let us know how the selection is looking out there!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Local Target Tip

I was at Target across from the mall today & they had select Johnson & Johnson's baby product for 2.99 & with the coupon printed from Smart Source for 1.00 off - only 1.99. I got a 20oz baby wash - not bad.

There were also a lot of Pampers diapers marked down & some of the big boxes of Huggies. The Up & Up brand of baby wipes (the big packages) - not the boxes - are marked down too !


Friday, March 19, 2010

Post Cereal Stock

How is the stock at your local store? Fab FruGAL Martha reports that Eagle/McMillan Albertsons is loaded! Leave a comment and tell us how your store is looking! I've heard 5&O is pretty low.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Post Cereal

Wow! One hundred boxes of free cereal sure can make a gal giddy! :) I just got back from 5&O and O&O Albies. 5&O was getting a little low or out of some varieties, but they may have more in the back. O&O had a huge display and they are soooo great with all the couponers! 5&O has several of the varieties of the Post selects marked down to the $1.59 also (Banana, Blueberry, Cranberry, and not sure what else, but not Pecan). I guess they had an overstock of certain ones so they included them in the sale. My best filler items were bananas and onions. I needed them anyway and just bought them one at a time. Then of course, corn dogs, skittles, and Cadbury Mini eggs to bribe my kids! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Free Fruit Snacks and Juice at Albertsons STOCK?


(8) Orchard Juice $1.29
(2) Bagel Bites $1.99=$14.30
     (2) $1/4 Old Orchard Juice Concentrates
     (2) $1.00/1 Bagel Bites 
       (3) Albertsons Double Coupons

SAVE: $4 with MQ
SAVE: $3 with Doubles
OOP: 7.30
RECEIVE: $10 catalina coupon to use on your next transaction

Final Price after factoring in the catalina: MONEYMAKER $2.70

Click here to view more items and scenarios in the Just Chill Promo! This is a new coupon and we have a link to another juice coupon on the Just Chill Promo post!

Hurry and print the Betty Crocker Fruit Snack coupons at coupons.com (these are gone now). Be sure you also go to PillsburyBetty CrockerBox Tops for Education, and smartsourceAnd remember that you can print each coupon TWICE per computer! (do note that the coupons all read DO NOT DOUBLE OR TRIPLE)Many, if not all of these sites will update (or reset) on Monday, so be sure to print some today, and then come back on 3/1 to print them again!

BUY: (5) boxes of Fruit Snacks, Roll Ups, Fruit by the Foot or Fruit Gushers at $1.00 each
USE: (2) $.50/2 internet printable coupons (listed above)
OOP: $4.00 (plus tax)
RECEIVE: $3.50 catalina
Like paying $.50 for 5 boxes of fruit snacks!

Then DO IT AGAIN! The second time, you will use your catalina to reduce your OOP to $.50 for 5 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks! (And remember you'll get ANOTHER catalina!)

And remember that this sale doesn't start until Wednesday!

So now you know how to do it! How is the stock in your store? The juice seems to be slim pickin's! 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Five Mile and Overland Blog

The fab managers at 5&O have started a blog with the objective to
  • keep their shoppers informed on when they are stocking up on hot products
  • to list all of the in store coupons that they have at the check stands!
  • To keep their shoppers happy!
They are working hard to become more coupon friendly. You can view their blog here: Albertsons 5Mile & Overland

If you go look at it today, you'll see that they will have a shipment of juice in this morning that will be out by 10:00 am!! (WAIT!!! I'm rereading the post and he wrote, "Wednesday March 2" - so maybe he meant TUESDAY? or He meant March THIRD??? I know they had a bunch in yesterday, so maybe it was TUESDAY he meant to write). If you haven't heard about how you can get FREE juice, be sure to read this post!

I do know they are getting more in on Friday.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Deals from the Fab FruGAL Inbox

Hi there ladies,

Just thought I would tell you about the great Albie's deal I ran into today at the Albertson's on 12th in Nampa (not sure if the prices are the same at all the Albie's?.....It was a busy coupon day for me today.)

They have 14oz Kellogg's Frosted Flakes for $1.09 eachBuy 2, Use the $1.50/2 Kellogg's couponhere and pay only $0.68 + tax for two boxes of cereal AND The Lunchables w/o drink are on sale for$1.29 each. Use the $.75/1  Lunchable w/o drink coupon here and pay only $0.54 each per box. Of course if doubles come out this week you could get the lunchables free, but I thought it was a good deal either way . Oh and they are fully stocked on the 10lb Potatoes for $.99 each sale that ends tomorrow too.

Another deal to mention that I got yesterday at Walgreens in Nampa on the Goody's Hairbands. They have some of the 27 count on sale for $1.09...of course being frugal I thought I would see if I could still get the Register Reward to print.....when I got to the register to my surprise they rang up $.75 and I still got the $2 RR. MONEY MAKER $$!!! There were plenty  of the sale ones left when I left the store of course because I realize the importance of leaving good deals for others to find as well

(BTW......Fred Meyers had Purex in stock again if the catalina is still running to use the BOGO coupon from Sunday. I thinnk they were $4.49 each)

Have a wonderful day!!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Make-Up Deals at Albies

Comment on Fab Frug

sla545 has left a new comment on your post "Personal Care Coupons!": 

Kind of personal care related, but Albies has a lot of Cover Girl foundation on clearance (and i will say that all three stores I went to, 5&0, State Street and Overland/Orchard had pretty good stock). There were $1/1 and $2.50/1 and BOGO in the 2/7 P&G. I ended up getting (at three stores to get my right color) 8 TruBlend whipped pot foundations which were originally $9.99 each, and two regular Clean Face foundations, which were originally $6.29, for $6.43 total for all 10. I thought that was a pretty good deal. Just in case anyone needs foundation or powder!! 

Reader Stove Top Deal

Hey fabuless ladies,

In case you aren't aware, there is a catalina deal on Stove Top stuffing at Albertsons.  Runs 2/12 - 3/7.  B3 get $1, B4 get $2, B5 get $3.  At Albertsons at 16th & State in Boise there were tear pads coupons on the shelf for buy 4 get the 5th free.  They also had some (not all) varieties of the smaller boxes marked down to $1/box. 

There are also printable coupons in circulation right now (as I'm sure you know) but this was a great deal even without them. 

Just thought I'd mention it. 

~Susan (aka "GaoyouMom" google ID)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

.50 Shampoo at Freds

I was in Fred Meyer's today  (Meridian store on Cherry) and came across a good deal.  CitriShine shampoo and conditioners are on sale for 1.99 and there were stacks of coupons for $1.50 off 1, so it came out to $0.49 plus tax for each bottle


Monday, February 15, 2010

FREE Bliss Chocolates

I noticed that a couple local Albies are marking the Hershey's Bliss Chocolates down half-price to about $1.99 in the Valentine's Clearance. Use $1/1 coupon from SS 2/7 and a doubler for some free chocolate! I can confirm this at the Cherry & 10 and Fairview & Meridian stores. It's worth a peek to see if your store has it marked down as well :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lipton Soup Mix .25

At Alberstons 5&O the ONION Lipton Soup mix is on clearance price for $1 while supplies last.

Buy ONION Lipton Soup mix $1
DOUBLE .75/2 from RP 1/31
.25 EACH

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fred Meyer 2 Liter Soda $.50

Thanks to Alyssa for emailing us this deal!

Fred Meyer on Franklin and Orchard had an in-store coupon today for their Big K 2 liter sodas 2/$1...normally 77cents each....they had other coupons on the aisles but I didn't have a lot of time at the store and needed soda for a party so that is honestly the only reason I saw it, but I wanted to share so people could enjoy such a good deal!

I'm assuming this in-store coupon is in all the stores. If you see it, leave a comment! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dove Men's Body Wash Stock?

I was out to one Rite Aid and 2 Walgreens in Boise this morning and found nothing but bare shelves for the Dove Men's Body Wash. Just curious if anyone has been able to find a store that was well stocked up on this item?? 

Thanks for any help you could offer!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Walgreens--Coloring book code for Huggies Diapers $1/1

Just thought I'd share that my Walgreens (Midland & the Blvd in Nampa) is actually typing in the four-digit code from the coloring book coupon for the $1/1 Huggies diapers. So, if you don't have it, ask your cashier to type in 2035 to apply the $1/1 Huggies! YMMV whether your store is willing, but hey, it's worth a shot!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ALBERTONS: Who, What, When, Where, How Much... your deepest questions answered!

WOW - it's been a busy few days in our little blogging world with all the comments and emails! We've got {holy moly} FIVE Albertsons threads going right now... and they've all got comments regarding different aspects of the sale!

It's all quite a mess! SO - for the locals here, let's keep each other informed about what store is accepting what coupons, and how well stocked your store is.

To keep the comments an easy read, could you write it this fashion?
{no, I'm not usually a comment Nazi!}


STOCK: 5&O has it comin out their ears... look by the pharmacy!

$1/1: Nampa stores WILL NOT accept this coupon!

$3/5 COUPON: Cole and Fairview would not accept this coupon!

$3/5 COUPON: 5&O WOULD accept this coupon!

This way, when you want to come and check out what is going on at the stores, you can just skim through the comments to find what you're looking for!

Be sure to read Carlee's post right underneath this one! She's found more coupons!!!

Quaker Coupons

More Quaker coupons. OK everyone I opened a box of oatmeal from the deal today and I found 7 different coupons in there. There is $1.00 off 2 boxes of Life cereal, $1.00 off 2 boxes granola bars, and $0.75 off 1 box instant oatmeal that makes it .25 each (yes i need more). Just wanted to let everyone know if you didn't get them on ebay.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Walgreens Diaper Stock

This morning I went to the Overland/Meridian store to get my three packages of diapers only to find that they are limiting!!!!!

1 pack of diapers, per day, per customer, NO EXCEPTIONS!

You could purchase 1 wipe, 1 enfamil and 1 diaper, not a good deal!

So FYI  for any of you thinking you might stop by there while in the neighborhood.

How is the stock at other stores?
At O/5 this morning they had N,1,2, a few 5 and 6. NO 3 OR 4. :(

Feel free to share what you know in the comments!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Hey there folks!  Here are some extra savings that we have at Overland & 5Mile for you guys. 
Dasani 24pk is priced at a low $3.99 - but we also have a $1 off coupon on one 24pk = $2.99
We only have a limited supply of coupons (enough for the pallet in front of the Pharmacy) and when they're gone, they're gone. 
We also have some $2 Off 2 Pepsi 24pk coupons - so they make it $5.99 each.  Both of these coupons are at the checkstands.
Lastly we have some more of the Bronco bars from Dream Chocolate. 
If you'll remember they are the ones with a coupon for a pair of tickets to a BSU sport event on the inside of the wrapper. 
Normally most of the coupons are for Women's basketball, gymnastics, or wrestling, but there are some Men's basketball mixed in there. 
Dream Chocolate has brought out some new "Perfect Season 14-0" bars and they will have the normal amount mix of Men's basketball tickets.
However, Dream Chocolate has loaded up this last batch of chocolate bars with 50% of them being Men's basketball tickets.
So for $1.80 you could have a $18 value.
Remember that all the ones (EXCEPT the new 14-0 Perfect Season) have the 50% mixture of Men's basketball.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Exclusive Albertsons Double Deals

The Albertson's by the out-let malls has an awesome manager/store.

He forwarded this snapple deal along (he has 100 coupons available at the front desk)  and said he has 300 coupons for the nesquick chocolate milk coupons 0.40/1.  Double them and it will make them 0.20/each. 

Here's the cool part.  He said he will have extra doublers{if people need them} on tuesday night from 8-midnight and have 2 checkers reserved just for couponers.

Snapple starts at 2 for $10, when you buy 2 you save $2. So now they are at 2 for $8. Mail in rebate is for up $6.99 off when you buy 2. That brings the total to $1.01 for two six packs. Once again the rebate is only for diet. Get your rebate and coupon at the Gowen Store!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cream Cheese

I was at the Albertsons in Eagle on the corner of state and eagle. I found Philadelphia Cream Cheese for $0.25 there was a lot left. This is the fat free one. Just wanted to let every one know

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Save money when you efile your taxes

Just wanted to let you all know about TAXACT to do your taxes. I haven't found anything out there that compares in price. Last year I was able to do both state and federal taxes on their website, print out a copy for myself (for my records) and efile (both state and federal) for $18.00. I used another tax software (I had been sent a trial version) and checked to see if they came out the same - TAXACT actually caught a few things the other one didn't. So, check it out at www.taxact.com. It has saved me for the last few years. I haven't checked their prices this year, but they have always been way below other companies (when you are wanting to efile).

Monday, January 11, 2010

Last Minute Double Deals

I shopped the Nampa Greenhurst store today and noticed that they had
Crest toothpaste for $1.64.
Whitening expressions vanilla mint and Crest Pro Health Night
Use the $1/1 from P&G 12/27

I have seen toothpaste marked down at the O/5 store so keep your eye out at your store!

Also look for the disposable roasters for .25. They were in the freezer aisle.

Suave Proffesionals .99 at Albies 5 mile and Ustick

I just got 12 bottles and only paid tax using my $1/2 coupon. There is plenty left, only the ones in the orange bottle and some brunette types. All other types were regular price.
Make sure you watch how the ring because one of mine was regular price and the cashier had to adjust.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Free Flashlight

On Harbor Freight's ad there is a coupon for a Free 3.5" Super Bright 9 LED Aluminum Flashlight - no purchase required!  Thought that would be great for the locals!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wags Supply

Have you been shopping Walgreen's this week? Anyone score the Free Electrosol? Let's share the love if anyone know's a store with a decent stock!

Albertsons Bonus Buys

Ok Bargain Babes here are some deals that you will find only at the local Overland/ 5mile store.  The Campbell's soup one is my personal fave.
Are you noticing the Bonus Buys in your store? Feel free to leave comments an let everyone know what you find. Looks for the GREEN tag on the shelf!

BONUS BUY DEALS  found at Overland and 5 mile store.

Campbell's Cream of Mushroom 2/$1 ends 1/31
Buy 4
Use $1/4 


Campbell's Cream of Mushroom, Chicken Noodle and Tomato 2/$1 ends 1/31
Buy 2
Use .40/2 SS1/3

.20/2 OR .10 EACH

Pillsbury Crescents Rolls $1.69 ends Jan 25
Use .40/2 from GM 1/3


Pillsbury Flaky Honey Butter Grands Biscuits $1.39 ends Jan 25
Use .30/2 from GM 1/3