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My Haul from Giant Eagle, Rite Aid and K-Mart…about $30 spent for around $150 worth of goodies!

Some meat/cheese products not pictured…

Whew! What a night at the stores (with Mike wanting to strangle me the whole time…I finally sent him to Home Depot to buy himself a wrench, or a clamp…or something…).

Haven’t quite figured out the exact details yet, but I spent around $30-$35 for what I’m estimating to be around $150 worth of product (retail). This is after sales, promotions, Catalinas, register coupons, and Rite Aid rewards that I received back were factored in. I also got some Saving Star money back, but haven’t figured that into the total yet, which would make it a buck or two cheaper.

Rite Aid

  • 3 Pledge Multi-Purpose cleaners
  • 2 Lysol disinfectant wipes


  • 16 rolls of Sparkle paper towels
  • 2 Brut deodorant
  • 2 Sure deodorant
  • 2 Rite Guard body washes
  • 1 bag of dog treats (free with coupon in K Mart’s monthly ad)
  • 3 bottles of Purex detergent
  • 2 Soft Scrub cleaners
  • 1 Glade plug-in

(I’m new to the whole K-Mart coupon game (it is kind of confusing/infuriating!), but once I master the ins and outs I will be posting the best deals here on the blog, because with their doubling of $1 coupons, in-store register coupon deals, freebie coupons, and $5 gift cards, you can score some MAJOR free/cheap goodies here! But my total there should have been less if I’d done the deals correctly. I’ll figure it out and get back to you.)

Giant Eagle

  • 6 boxes of Totino’s pizza rolls
  • 2 Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Veggies
  • 1 box of Super Pretzels
  • 6 cans of Red Pack tomatoes (assorted varieties…yeah homemade sauce!)
  • Package of 14 chicken patties (Mike looooves these when he wants to munch late night…)
  • 4 Suave Shampoos

Shop n Save (forgot I made a quick stop there!)

  • 2 bags of Fresh Express salad mix
  • 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper (They still have selected varieties available for $1 if you still have some 75 cents/3 coupons laying around…I did!)
  • 3 bags of shredded cheese
  • Case of Mountain Dew cans (grrrr…no sale, no coupons…but Mike doesn’t drink coffee and he needs something to wake himself up in the morning…)
  • 2 packages of Chips Ahoy! cookies (there was a Facebook $1/1 coupon, making these 88 cents each, but it’s gone now, I checked for you guys) 😦
  • 2 lb Pork Sirloin roast (my freezer is already bursting at the seams with cheap chicken/ground meat, but we love pulled pork from the Crock Pot, and it was only $1.79/lb)

I think I got it all!! Anybody else have any great coupon halls this week? Tell us about it in the comment section below…


Giant Eagle Coupon Matchups 9/27…Free Stayfree, Cheap Delallo Pasta, Red Pack Tomatoes, and More!

This week at Giant Eagle, it’s time to bake up some brownies, boil some pasta, and stock up on…feminine products. Here are “the best of the best” deals happening at GE this week…

And don’t forget…Giant Eagle now accepts competitor’s coupons (Target, Kmart, other grocery stores, etc.), although these coupons will not double. GE does double all other coupons (clipped and printed) up to 99 cents.

Sign up for GE eOffers to virtually “clip” coupons to your advantage card that can be stacked onto paper coupons.

And don’t forget the Black and Gold Bucks, Steeler fans! If you buy 7 participating products in one transaction, get $7 back at the register to spend online at the Steelers Sideline stores. Click here for a complete list of participating products.

DeLallo Pasta is BOGO (or $1.49 each)

Print out a few of these $1/1 coupons from DeLallo’s website, and enjoy organic, whole wheat pasta for only 49 cents. (See, who said couponing didn’t lead to healthy eating?)

Pair up your cheap pasta with some homemade sauce using:

Red Pack Tomatoes (assorted varieties, the 25 oz cans) for only $1

55 cents/3 coupon or $1/3 coupon and get each can for only 63 cents

And for dessert…

Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting is 2/$3

use the 75 cents/2 coupon from the 8/5 General Mills coupon insert to bring the total down to 75 cents each

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix is 4/$5

again, use the 75 cents/2 coupon from 8/5 GM…brownies for only 50 cents!

Knorr Homestyle Stock is on sale for $2.99 (plus, when you buy 2 you’ll get a coupon at the register for $1 off your next purchase, PLUS this product qualifies for the Black and Gold Bucks promotion)

There is $1/1 coupon in the October issue of All You magazine or

65 cents/1 coupon here (hurry, this one might be gone soon) or

Check your new 9/30 Red Plum insert (mine came with the grocery ads on Tuesday)

Each package will be $1.69 after coupons, or $1.19 each after you factor in the $1 off your next order Catalina.

Stayfree Pads are $2

Use the $2/1 coupon from the 8/26 SmartSource insert and stock up ladies, cause it’s FREE!!

Totino’s Pizza Rolls (here’s a goodie!) are only $1

Multiple coupon sources for these:

75 cents/3 in both the 8/3 General Mills insert and the 9/9 Smart Source insert

75 cents/3 printable coupon here

There is also a 75 cents/3 Giant Eagle eCoupon, which can be loaded onto your advantage card and stacked with the above coupons.

AND there is a Savings Star offer for 75 cents/3this can also be stacked with the above coupons/offers, however you will need to start a Savings Star account and add your advantage card on their site. These offers aren’t automatically deducted from your bill at the register; the money accumulates in an online account that you can access after it reaches $5. You just click coupons on the site until your little heart’s content and watch the savings add up!

Depending on which coupons/eOffers you use…your pizza rolls will be anywhere from 25 to 50 cents per box!!

Super Pretzels are $2

Check your 8/12 Red Plum insert for 50 cents/1

Get your snack on for $1 per box

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Vegetables are $2

75 cents/1 printable coupon

or, if they are still available, the same coupon is here

Score your veggies for only 50 cents a box (this product is usually WAY more expensive!)

Bounty Paper Towels/Napkins only $1

Fish out your 8/26 Procter and Gamble insert for a 25 cents/1 coupon (I believe it was in the Sept P&G as well)

Final Price: 50 cents

If I missed anything that you think is a worthwhile deal, or there’s anything you’d like to add to help out your fellow shoppers, please feel free to comment below! Happy Shopping!

Fantastic Deal on Kool-Aid at Giant Eagle Starting 9/20! Bonus Unadvertised Catalina!

When I was doing my weekly grocery ad read-through and found GE’s Kool-Aid deal (20 packets for $2.50), I immediately planned to stock up because our supplies were low and I had a nice stockpile of sugar in the pantry from the great sales that were available over the past few weeks.

What the ad FAILED to mention was that there is an unadvertised Catalina deal that made my Kool-Aid purchase so much sweeter my teeth hurt…

If you buy 21 (not 20) packets, and pay the extra 15 cents, you’ll receive a Catalina coupon back at the register for $2 off your next purchase.

That works out to be about 3 cents per packet. Combine that with the inexpensive sugar you’ve hopefully put in your stockpile, and say bu-bye to shelling out wads of dough for overpriced drinks around the house.

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What’s For Dinner? Super-Cheap Ground Meat, Chicken, Pasta and Potato Recipes (Based on Sales and Coupon Matchups 9/6-9/14)

Listed below are a few new recipes designed to utilize the best grocery deals that were available starting yesterday.

I was especially excited about these finds, and did some internet sleuthing to find a few new dinners to cook in the upcoming days:

  • Ground Chuck $1.99/lb (at Shop ‘n Save)
  • 10 lb bag of potatoes $1.98 (at Shop ‘n Save)
  • Helluva Good Cheese, multiple varieties, 8 oz, $1 (at Giant Eagle, with coupon)
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce and  Giant Eagle brand Pasta $2.25 for 2 jars and 1 box of pasta (Giant Eagle, with coupon)
  • 3 lb bag of boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts $5…or $1.34 to $1.67 per lb ($4 if you got them last week, at Shop ‘n Save)
  • Skippy Peanut Butter $1.69 (at Giant Eagle, with coupon)

These are recipes utilizing two or more of these great deals (these will all feed four people for under $5…some for WELL under $5…and don’t be afraid of substitutions/omissions on the ingredients…make it work with what you already have!)

Happy Cooking!!

Giant Eagle Coupon Matchups 9/6-9/12 (Or how to get a TON of food for under $20, plus fuel perks and $7 to spend on Steeler’s Merchandise)



I’ve been trying not to eat many processed foods. I’ve been cooking at home from scratch (can you say homemade chicken stock and fresh baked bread), but there are a few “convenience” foods I like to keep around in case I’m feeling lazy…or if Mike’s left to fend for himself. GE has a lot of great deals this week when combined with printable coupons, plus many of those great deals get you Black and Gold Bucks. If you buy seven participating products, you get $7 back when you check out to spend on any Pittsburgh Steeler’s merchandise in Giant Eagle or at their online store. And many of the participating products are around 50 cents, so you can’t go wrong this week! Here are my favorite deals:

  • Helluva Good Cheese Blocks are $2. Print this 50 cents/1 coupon (will double) to score your cheese for only a buck! (Eligible towards Black and Gold Bucks promotion)
  • Helluva Good Dips are 3/$5. Print this 50 cents/1 coupon (again, will double) and dip till your heart
    is content for only 66 cents! Or get this $1 one dip coupon when you “like” Helluva Good on Facebook.
  • Chex Mix, Bugles, and Pillsbury Baguette Chips only 99 cents. Combine that with this coupon or this coupon for 50 cents off (will double) and you’ve scored free chips!
  • Totino’s Pizza Rolls are only 99 cents…get a 75 cents/3 coupon here and score them for 50 cents a box
  • Knorr Rice and Pasta dishes are 99 cents…use this $1/3 coupon to get them for 67 cents each…they have a lot of new varieties. (note: you will have to register on the Unilever site to print coupons).
  • Skippy Peanut Butter is $2.29. Print this 50 cents/2 coupon to get your PB and J on for around $1.69 per jar. (Plus this product qualifies for the Black and Gold Bucks promotion in the Pittsburgh area).
  • Ragu Pasta sauce is 2 for $3, plus get a free Giant Eagle pasta instantly when you buy two. Since GE now accepts competitor coupons, this 75 cents/2 Target coupon (will NOT double) will get you all of the above for $2.25. (Ragu sauce also counts towards B and G Bucks promotion).
  • Philadelphia Creme Cheese Indulgence (in quite a few chocolaty varieties…mmm) is $2. This 75 cents/1 coupon (will double) gets you there for only 50 cents.

Giant Eagle is also having a 2 day meat sale, but if you live in the Pittsburgh area, head on over to Shop ‘n Save where the deals are a lot better. Bagged chicken breasts and ground chuck are WAY less expensive, and so is lunch meat and cheese. I generally don’t buy my meat and deli products from GE…I believe they are WAY overpriced, even when on sale. Shop ‘n Save, Aldi’s and Bottom Dollar have frequent great sales on meat that put GE to shame. Sorry Giant Eagle…I love ya, but not when it comes to my protein…usually.

Soooo…for $17 (plus 20 cents off my gas, and $7 back to spend on Steeler’s merchandise), I got…

  • 6 boxes of Totino’s pizza rolls
  • 5 bags of Bugles/Chex Mix
  • 6 Knorr pasta/rice sides
  • 2 jars of Ragu pasta sauce plus one box of GE brand pasta
  • 2 jars of skippy peanut butter
  • 1 tub of Philadelphia Indulgence spread
  • 4 blocks of cheddar/monteray jack Helluva Good cheese (don’t forget…you can shred blocks of cheese, and you can freeze ’em, so stock up now!)
  • 2 tubs of Helluva Good chip dip (buffalo wing and jalapeno cheddar…mmmm)
  • Store brand butter
  • 1 Starkist Tuna pouch (I had a 55 cents off coupon from a long time ago…)

Not too shabby…

Note: Giant Eagle Now Accepts Competitor’s Coupons…Just Don’t Try to Use Them in The Self Check-Out Aisle…

Greetings! Awesome tidbit of news for those of you that don’t already know; Giant Eagle is now accepting all competitor coupons. This means that you can snip, cut, clip or print coupons til you’re blue in the face from other grocery stores including Target, K-Mart, Walgreens, etc. and GE will gladly accept them (but not double them). Quick warning: avoid the self check-out aisles at all costs if you plan on using these coupons without severe delays/embarrassment.

I visited Giant Eagle today, and I was super-stoked to get free Bugles, Chex Mix and frozen veggies, not to mention super-cheap cheese, dips, pizza rolls, Lipton rice and pasta sides, etc. I had one coupon that I had printed from Target’s website. The two regular checkout lanes were backed-up, so for the first time in my life I headed over to the self checkout lane. I scanned a few coupons, and everything was going great. I felt proud of myself for venturing into the unknown. I felt like a pioneer. I should bypass the cashiers all the time, I thought.  Then I can avoid that “why are you making my job a living hell?” glare that some of them tend to give you when you hand over a stack of coupons that is roughly the thickness of Webster’s Dictionary.

I scanned my Ragu pasta sauce coupon. The scanner rejected this Target coupon like a demon rejects holy water. Lights were blinking. The machine stopped working. I was sure some kind of Artificial Intelligence defense mechanism was going to override the system and scramble my molecular structure with a laser gun. I stood in silence, trying to look inconspicuous with my wad of (non-competitor) coupons stacked up in front of me. Inconspicuous is hard to pull off when the lights above your head are blinking frantically and an automated voice keeps repeating “Help is on the way!” in a tone that is bordering on panicked.

After five embarassing minutes of this, a cashier finally came to rescue. Or not. Upon seeing my Target coupon (for 75 cents off two Ragu sauces) she proceeded to SCREAM (across every single other checkout lane), “She has COMPETITOR COUPONS in the self-check aisle. You can’t use COMPETITOR COUPONS here. Only in the REGULAR check-out!!” I lowered my head, feeling much like what I would imagine a guy would feel like if he were buying tampons for his wife and they did a price-check over the microphone. Every person, in every aisle, paused simultaneously to check out the chick who had the AUDACITY to try using a Target coupon in self-checkout. Their stares were long and ominous (or maybe I’m just paranoid.) The folks behind me in the self-checkout were glaring at me, as they probably assumed the self-checkout was the quickest place to go for a roll of toilet paper and a few TV dinners. Wrong. Did I mention this particular Giant Eagle only had one self-check lane open?

Long story short, after ANOTHER long, uncomfortable five minutes (and the help of another sales associate, and after that someone who I’m presuming was a manager), they literally had to transfer my whole order to a regular lane, manually deduct the rest of my coupon savings, and warn me adamantly to never, ever try to go through self-checkout with competitors coupons ever again. Trust me, GE, I never, ever will. I promise. Lesson learned.

This is just a helpful hint, folks. All kidding aside (although the incident was very embarrassing), I realize this coupon policy is new and the employees are probably still ironing out the kinks. And the manager was VERY helpful and lighthearted about the whole situation. No ill will against Giant Eagle at all.

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I don’t want anyone to be late for work or to pick up the kids, just to save $1.50 on pasta sauce.

On a happy note, I got TONS of food for $17, and got $7 back in Steeler’s Bucks (and 10 cents off on gasoline).

All for the price of my pride. Happy Couponing! 🙂

Giant Eagle Coupon Matchups 1/12-1/18…TONS of Great Deals Under $1, and Some Fantastic Loss-Leaders!! Totinos, Schwebel’s, Starkist, Ken’s Marinades, Purina and Much More!!

Super-cheap tuna, bread, marinades, snacks, toothpaste and more this week!!

Some great deals are going on this week at Giant Eagle! From Thurs 1/12 to Wed 12/18 there are several sweet deals that you can score for under $1! And who doesn’t love deals for under $1?? (Hence the popularity of Dollar Store Chains…but these deals are even better and cheaper!!) Here are the ones that I spotted right off the bat…I’m sure there will be more deals to follow as I delve deeper into the internet printables and my own stockpile of coupons!!

Schwebel’s Giant White Bread is 2/$3

Starkist Tuna Pouches are only $1.25

  • Get your 50 cents off 1 coupon from the 1/1 Redplum insert (will double)
  • Or…go on Starkist’s facebook page and “like” them to recieve 2 printables of the same coupon!
  • 25 cents will score you a tuna pouch!!

Ken’s Marinades are 3 for $5

  • Hunt for your 1/8 Smartsource insert and find that $1 off 1 coupon
  • You now have access to any of Ken’s delicious marinades (Teriyaki and Buffalo Chicken are my faves) for only 67 cents!!

Muir Glen Organic Canned Tomatoes are only 2 for $3

  • Hope you scored this printable earlier! It’s no longer available, but if you got your prints you have some FREE tomatoes coming your way this week!!

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are only 10 for $10!!

Totino’s Pizza Rolls are 8/$10

Crest Toothpaste is 2/$4

  • Clip your 75 cents/1 Crest toothpaste coupon from the 1/1 P&G
  • Get your tooth-brushin’ on for only 50 cents!!

Purina One Dog Food is 2/$12

  • Word on the street…the 1/15 smartsource has a $5/1 Purina One coupon!
  • Feed that hungry, hungry puppy for only $1 this week!! (I know my hungry puppy goes through TONS of food!! She will love this!)

And some great Loss-Leaders!!

  1. Giant Eagle King Size White Bread is 79 cents
  2. Ground Round is $2.27/lb
  3. Roasting Chickens are BOGO
  4. Boneless Sirloin Tip Roasts are BOGO
  5. Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops are BOGO
  6. Farmer’s Market Fresh Express Salad Blends (in many different varieties) are BOGO
  7. Peaches/Nectarines are 99 cents/lb