It's been a while

It's been a while-ok a LONG while since I posted here. I'm still couponing though I am past feeling the need to get every "good buy" just because it is there- even if it is free ( GASP!). I have come to the conclusion that if I don't need it it is costing me in time and clutter. I still do stockpile items within reason and share the bounty with my sister and a good friend.
One thing I do now too is use Deal of the Day sites especially for restaurants and Movie tickets- Groupon ,Tippr (You will get a $5 bonus for using the link for Tippr). When they have the weekly cinema deals of the day you can get movie tickets for $6 ea even with the fee for the ticketing service!
That's all for now,Libby

My Favorite Money Saving Blogs & Tools and Why

I'll update this as I remember others and have time!

Save With Louise What I love about Louise is that she is a local Blogger in the Portland Ore area which means the prices are correct for here and not North Dakota. She posts for Safeway, Albertsons, Thriftway ,Walgreens and as well as various specials with coupon addresses. This week there were 10 posts total, usually it's less ( I'm letting you know this cuz I subscribe to some blogs and have their posts come into my inbox and if they are posting 15 a Day it clogs my inbox.The others I have come to a separate folder or anRSS reader such as "Google Reader")

Saving 4 My Family-Two Sister-in Laws that are Stay at Home Moms (SAHM) mostly, Local Portland area. They post for Albertsons, Safeway, Fred Meyer as well as their weekly menu ( some have links to the recipes) and one posts her financial goals and if she is meeting them or not. There were 11 posts this week. Coupon addresses are NOT included

It's Hip 2 Save- A Proud Military wife of a Marine and mother to 3 children. I believe they are stationed in North Carolina. She post lots of Free Samples, Special offers, Freebies, Walgreens,Target, RiteAid, WITH coupon Addresses. Please not that all prices are the same in Portland area and not all coupons or the same amount off will be in our inserts here. She probably posts about 15 posts A DAY .

NW Coupon Lady- A NW blogger from Tri-cities Washington. She posts for Winco! Albertsons, Various Feebies, $5 meals for a family of 4 w/ recipes and for a local store called Yokes.WITH coupon addresses. About 15 posts a week

Newsletter- Deborah's Coupons- Deborah McWatters []
Email her to subscribe. She is a local woman near Vancouver Washington. She sends out an email on Saturdays and Tuesdays. She posts for Albertsons, Safeway, Fred Myers. She does NOT post coupon addresses but a lot of the coupons she sites are from that week's coupons inserts. If you only have time to read one, i would subscribe to this one . You can use Coupon Tom coupon Database to find coupon insert addresses. There are other databases but this is the easiest to use.

Coupon Databases:
Coupon Tom
Hot Coupon World- a free account is needed
Coupon Mom- free registration ( quite long)
Deal Seeking Mom- free registration

A Time For Everything

Now is my time to give up. No not as in surrender but as in letting go. I love the illustration found HERE and how it applies to life and time management and living with Fibromyalgia. I only have so much energy so I have to put the big rocks in my jar first and I have to determine what ARE the big rocks - the most important things - as I only have room for a few. I find that this blog, as much as I love it, is taking up too much room in my jar so...... I'll post another post after this one listing all my favorite bloggers and their sites and may occasionally add another or two as i find them , but for this time in my life I say farewell (and thank you !) to all my 2,600 visitors, 218 blog posts, to finally turning up in a Google search of "Budget Bailout"as the 6th result and one big rock

Albertsons Sept 9-15

Rumor is going around on Hot Coupon World that there will be doublers in this Sunday's paper that can be picked up on Sat. Also there are 5 coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper!

Go HERE for list of deals this week at Pinching your Pennies. There is a three dale sale with Apple Juice $1.49 and 5 lb bags potatoes for $.99, though there is a error in their ad that says $.99 lb but i called and checked and it is per bag

Great article in Good Housekeeping

Sept issue of GH has a great article on page 155 entitled " Our year without Shopping" where a family of 5 Chose not spend on anything unless it was edible or depletables! Check it out!
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Fred Meyer 9/6-12

Frugal Living NW Post There are some great deals on real food this week like Foster Farms fresh bone in Chicken Breasts for $.98 lb- Make sure to get a rain check if they run short!

Free Museum Admission - 9/26

Go Here to read about Free Museum Day and print your coupon good for two from her link

Walgreens Deals 9/6-9/13

Thanks to Money Saving Mom you can go to her site where others have posted their finds at Walgreens this week Just follow the link


Chex Mix--$0.99
Use $0.50/1 printable here or here or buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon in the 8/2 SmartSource insert
$0.49 after coupon

Wrigley's Gum--on sale Buy One, Get One Free (2 for $2.69)
Buy 2 and use 2 $1/1 coupons from the 7/12 SmartSource insert
Plus, use $1/2 Walgreens coupon in the September Coupon booklet
Free plus $0.31 in overage after coupons


Buy 2 Glade Collection (2 oz.) candles at $2 each, Get $1 Register Rewards
Buy 2 and use two free candle coupons from the 8/9 SmartSource insert or 2 $3/1 printable coupons
Free (plus possible overage when you use the $3/1 coupon) after coupons, plus get a $1 Register Rewards

Buy 2 Reese's candy at $1 each, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use 2 $0.55/1 coupons from the 8/23 SmartSource insert
Free plus small overage after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy $15 worth of Starbucks Ice cream, Get $5 Register Rewards

*Deal Idea*
Buy 5 pints of Starbucks Ice Cream at $3 each
Use 5 $2/1 coupons from the 6/21 SmartSource insert (or $1/1 printables HERE or from the 8/9 RedPlum insert)
Spend $5 or10 out of pocket( depending on your coupons), Get $5 Register Rewards

Buy 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaning Kit at $9.99, Get $3 Register Rewards
Use $7/1 printable coupon
Free after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Glade Sense & Spray at $5.99, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $4/1 Glade Sense and Spray coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert or $4/1 printable coupon or from the July All You magazine
Free after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Crest Dental Care products at $3.50 each, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use 2 $0.75/1 coupons from the 8/30 P&G insert
$0.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Aquafresh Iso Active Toothpaste at $3.49, Get $1.50 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable coupon here or here
$0.99 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Duracell Batteries (4-pack) at $2.99, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 8/30 P&G insert
$1.24 per pack after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Sudafed PE at $5.99 each, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use 2 $2/1 printable coupons
$1.49 each after coupons and Register Rewards


Buy 1 Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners at $1.99, Get $1.99 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 printable coupon here or from the 8/30 SmartSource insert
Free plus $0.99 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Trident Layers Gum at $1 each, Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $1/2 Trident printable
Free after coupon

Safeway 9/9-9/15

Hello all, here are two posts for Safeway. I've added the coupon "addresses" for you and me
Saving for my Family Post

Super Coupons:
Hormel Natural Choice lunch meat $1.99 (limit 5) (Look for Blinkie's near product I see them often at Albertsons)

Johnsonville brats or Italian sausage $2.99 (limit 5)

Tyson chicken nuggets $3.99 (limit 10)
-$1 mfq 08-02 S2 or Aug All you Magazine pg 102
-$.50 DBL
Final Price: $2.49!

Safeway thick sliced hickory smoked bacon 3lbs. $4.99 (limit 2)

Safeway boneless chicken breasts $1.69/lb. (limit 2)
-$1 SFWY coupon (HERE) available while they last
Final Price: $5.26!

Quaker instant oatmeal $1.77 (limit 4)
-$1.25/2 mfq 08-30-09 RP
-$.50 DBL
Final Price: $.90 each for 2!

Tim's potato chips $1.49

Lucerne large eggs 18-ct. $1.49

Coffee-mate flavored creamer $1.99 (limit 2) IP HERE

Alpine lace vac pack cheese $1.99

Eating Right mini carrots $.99 (limit 2)

Other Good Deals
Washington Gala apples $.78/lb.

Yoplait yogurt $.50 (wyb 10)
-$.40/6 mfq or $.50/6 here
-$.50/6 cellfire
-$.50 DBL
Final Price: $3.50 for 10!

Buitoni pasta and sauces $2.99
-$1 mfq IP HERE or 06-21-09 SS
-$.50 DBL
Final Price: 1.49!

Mission med. flour tortillas 10 ct. $2
-$.75 mfq 08-09-09 SS
-$.50 DBL
Final Price: $.75!

72 Hour Sale: Friday - Sunday
Mission tortilla chips $.99 (limit 1)

Starbucks coffee $5.99



Purchase any old El Paso Taco Shells, Dinner Kits, Seasoning, Refried Beans or Heat and Serve Side Dishes between 9/11 and 10/04.

Get .60 cents off 2 El Paso Products HERE or HERE + (2) $.60/2 on Cellfire here & $.60/2 on Shortcuts here (hopefully they are on sale this week!)
Save:$1.00 on your next Beef or Chicken purchase when you buy any 3 pkgs $3.00 on your next Beef or Chicken purchase when you buy any 6 pkgs.
All must be purchased in one shopping order. Expires 10/04/09.

Buy 4 Kikkoman Pearl Soy Milk through 10/4 in a single transaction and get $1.50 On Your Next Order
use .50 cents off one from Safeway MDA coupon book

Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials Drink Mix 9/6/09 to 9/22/09

Use $1 off one sugar free version HERE or $1 off 2 from 8/9 REd Plum"Buy two boxes of Carnation Instant Breakfast Essentials Drink Mix between 9/6/2009 and 9/22/2009 and Save $3.00 on Milk on a future order with coupon.
All Items must be purcahse in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back."

Deborah McWaters Newsletter:


There are 30 Super Coupons this week. All have a $20 minimum. Some have manufacture coupons you can match up.

Pork Country Style Ribs $.99 lb.

Gala Apples $.78 lb.

Friskies Cat Treats are $1.75. Use the $1.00 manufacture/double (08-09-09 RP)and the treats are only $.25.

Welch's Grape juice in the 64 oz. carton is on sale for $2.50. Use the either the $.75 or the $1.00 manufacture/double. Last week I printed 2 Welch's $1.00 coupons from This would also be a good coupon to get off ebay and it doesn't expire until Dec. 31.

Betty Crocker Brownie and Cake Mixes $.99 08-23-09 SS

There's a 72 hour sale Friday thru Sunday.

Starbucks 12 oz. $5.99

DiGiorno Pizza $3.99. Also use the $1.00 manufacture/double (08-16-09 SS-ultimate topping variety) for a cost of $2.49. (Great Buy!)

Bumble Bee Solid White Tuna $.88 Limit 3 You can become a fan of Bumble bee on Facebook and get a $1/2 coupon

12-Pack 7-Up, Mountain Dew or Lipton Brisk $2.49

Mission Tortilla Chips $.99 Limit 1

Lucerne Cheese Slices $.99 Limit 1

Raw Shrimp $.3.99 lb. Sold in 2-lb bag.

Rice or Pasta Roni $.89

5-lb. Box Clementines $4.88

Signture Cafe Chicken Tenders $3.99 lb.

All-American Sub 1 Foot $5.99

Rite Aid Deals Week of 9/6/09

Thanks to "Deal Seeking MoM" for these specials
Here are the best deals I see for Rite Aid this week — looks like a slow week. Did you find anything else?
Make your money go further with this $5/$20 and $5/$25 Rite Aid coupon

Single Check Rebate Deals

VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner, $0.79Get $5 SCR #8 wyb $10 (limit 4)$0.41 ea. after SCR!

Ghirardelli Chocolate, 2/$3Get $1 SCR #89 wyb 2$1/2 Ghirardelli printable$0.50 ea. after coupon and SCR!

Lysol Neutra-Air Sanitizing Spray, 2/$5Get $1 SCR #98 wyb 2 (limit 1)$1.50/1 Lysol Neutra-Air Sanitizing Spray, exp. 9-7-09 (SS 7/12/09)$0.50 ea. after coupons and SCR!:: Other

DealsMars Candy Bars, BOGOFREE Chocolate Fridays Mars coupon2 FREE after coupon!

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, $1.99
$1/1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, exp. 9-30-09 (P&G 8/30/09)$0.99 after coupon

Mott's Applesauce, 2/$4
$1/1 Mott's Applesauce printable$0.99 after coupon!

Shout Laundry Product, $1.99$0.55/1 Shout Laundry Product, exp. 9-26-09 (SS #2 8/2/09)$0.55/1 Shout Laundry Product, exp. 9-5-09 (SS 7/12/09)$1.44 after coupon!
See the Rite Aid website for additional details on the Single Check Rebates program.
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