Amazon Prime ssale

If you have been considering signing up for Amazon Prime, right now is a perfect time it do it because you can save $27.

Amazon.com is celebrating the 72nd Annual Golden Glove Award win for “Transparent” and is offering a 1  Year Amazon Prime Membership for just $72.

In addition to free 2 day shipping, you get a lot more.

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on Millions of Items (This more than covers the membership for me!)
  • Prime Early Access – 30 Minute early access to select Lightning Deals onAmazon
  • Prime Photos – Unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • No Minimum order size for the FREE Two-Day Shipping
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of Movies and TV Shows with Prime Instant Videos!
  • A Kindle book to borrow for FREE each month from the Kindle Owners Lending Library

In addition, they are offering Free Viewing of Transparent Season.

Offer is valid for new member only and only on 1/24/15.

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Shopping at Aldi can definitely help you save big.  Aldi Truth # 10  promises impressively high quality and impossibly low prices and that is very true.  It’s why a pick up my dozen Aldi staples.

Number one on my Aldis Staple list is their weekly produce deals, but I don’t just grab those deals and leave.  Instead I check every produce sign looking for a special way to save.

It’s Manager Specials and they can save you big, but they aren’t in the ad or online.  You have to look around the store for Manager Special Signs.  Just the other day, I was able to pick up the items below all on Manager Specials.

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Red Peppers (Reg $2.49) – Manager Special for $1.09 per pack

White Button Mushrooms (Reg $1.49) – Manager Special 79 cents

Roma Tomatoes 79 cents – This was even better than the Grape Tomatoes on sale for 99 cents this week.

Now these deals probably won’t be good at your Aldi store since they are store and day specific, but they do provide you a great way to save even more.

Manager’s Special deals can be found in other aisles than the produce, so be sure to keep your eye open as you walk through the store.

Find more great Aldi tips and deals here.

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My freezer in the kitchen is a mess and something definitely needs to be done.

The reason I specifically mentioned my kitchen freezer is because it’s the one that gets the leftover opened bags of items like veggies, fruit, and frozen potatoes.   I tend to loose track of these items since they can easily disappear between bigger things.  Since they are open they are also more likely to get the dreaded freezer burn.  Which by the way will not make you sick.

I also have a box freezer out in the garage, but this I tend to keep better track of the items in it and it’s all new items.   So that one is not quite as disastrous.

To overcome this disaster and avoid loosing money by not using items, I’ve decided to challenge myself to use at least 3 things from my kitchen freezer for 5 days of dinner!

To keep myself accountable, I will be sharing what I used from the freezer and what I made each night.  I don’t promise gourmet or even the prettiest of meals, but at least I’ll be cleaning it out, providing my family with dinner and not be throwing money away by tossing food in the garbage.

Are there any of you out there with the same issue?  I would love to have you join the challenge.  You could just leave what you used each day in the comments of the daily post or over on TCH Facebook Page.  

The challenge will be starting Monday 1/26/15 so go check your freezers now.  Is it a mess?

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It’s Friday afternoon, and that means time for Friday Freebie Round-ups.  Here are the goodies for this week.

My Favorite Freebie

mambo sprouts coupon book

Sign up for your FREE coupon book from Mambo Sprouts! Available to the first 100,000 entries. They will be mailed April 15, 2015.   If you love Organic coupons, be sure to check out this Organic Coupon Printable Round-Up.

5 Free eBooks!

Free Printables!

100 Days of School Coloring Pages
Groundhog’s Day Puzzle & Activity Unit
Household Binder Printables
Organized Home Goal Setting Worksheet
Disney Cars and Pals Coloring Book

More Fabulous Freebies!

TINA’S® Burrito  – buy at participating store and you will get 100% cash back.

Siemens 2015 Desktop Calendar

Rachael Ray Nutrish Cat Food Sample 10-Day Supply Clinique Smart Serum – must stop by Clinique counter

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Sample Twinings Tea Sample – choose three flavors

Safety Latch Starter Kit

Up to 5lbs of paper shredded for FREE with this coupon.  – thru 5/2/15

230 Points from Pampers Rewards

Free eBoost Natural Energy  & Vitamins Shot Drink

Also, Be sure to check out last week’s Friday Freebies as well because many may still be available.

Thanks Simply Saving Savvy for the great list.

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National Catalinas and Giant Eagle  What to do if they don't print

Each week on The Giant Eagle Coupon Weekly Ad I include OYNO offers  that are either listed in the ad or are mentioned in the Checkout Rewards on the Giant Eagle Page, but there are other National Catalina Deals as well.

Sometimes these work at Giant Eagle and sometimes they don’t.  It’s somewhat of a risk.  However I wanted to share a response that reader Sara reported on TCH Giant Eagle Facebook Group.

A couple weeks ago there was  an Instant Savings Deal on Scrubbing Bubbles.  However there was also a National Catalina Deal at the same time.

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The OYNO coupon didn’t print out at Giant Eagle for her.  So she submitted a claim to Catalina Marketing.  Here’s what she reported hearing about her claim.

I received an email that both of my tickets were fulfilled, not knowing what that meant I called and support said I should be receiving the Catalina’s in the mail within 2 business days!

Thanks Sara.

So if you are up for it, you might want to give the National OYNO deals a try.  Again, there is no guarantee, but you might be able to save even more.

Tips for Submitting a Catalina OYNO Claim

  1. Fill in request for coupon support at Catalina Consumer Support here or call 1-888-826-8766.
  2. Contact must be made within 5 days of your purchase.
  3. You will need your receipt to fill in the form.
  4. Once you submit your information, Catalina Marketing confirms that your purchase was completed at a store participating in the offer.  So there is a possibility you may not get it.  However, Giant Eagle is a store that Catalina Marketing serves.
  5. Validation is typically completed within 2 business days.  If your transaction doesn’t qualify, you will be notified via email or phone.

National Catalina Deals for Giant Eagle Sales week of 1/22 to 1/28/15

I can’t guarantee they will qualify, but you can give them a try if you want. 

Colgate Premium Toothpaste or 360 or Enfamel Toothbrushes or Optic White or Total Mouthwash 2/$6
Buy 2 Colgate Products,  get a $2 OYNO National Catalina (1/11 to 2/4/15)$2/1 Colgate Premium Toothpaste 1/18 SS
$.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/18 SS
$.50/1 Colgate Toothbrush 1/18 SS, 1/4 SS2
Possibly free if Giant Eagle is a qualifying store for this National OYNO

DiGiorno or California Pizza 2/$12
Buy 2, Get $1 off Instantly = 2/$11
**National Catalina** Buy 2, Get $1 OYNO, Buy 3, Get $2 OYNO, Buy 4, Get $3 OYNO (1/5 to 2/1/15)
$2/2 DiGiorno Pizza printable or 1/25 RP
As low as $3.75 wyb 4 if National Catalina offer works.

If you try them out, I woud love to hear if they work at Giant Eagle.

Thanks Jill Cataldo for the list of National Catalina Offer

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Giant Eagle Coupon High Savings

Got a story I have to share about this Coupon “High” trip to Giant Eagle.  Perhaps you can relate.

The cashier I went to was a young male who was new to the store.  I had my coupons in my hand and he said, “Here, I can take your coupons.”  He then said, “Got an Extreme Couponer here” and then asked if I had seen the show.  To that I replied, “Yes, I’ve seen the show, but I’m not really an extreme couponer because I actually use everything I buy.  You won’t see me buying 100 things of Free Mustard.”

I also told him the other difference in my trips compared to the trips of the show is my total out of pocket rarely goes down to just a couple dollars because I do buy things I need.  I don’t expect 95 – 99% savings at the grocery stores, but will certainly take advantage of the coupons and sales for 60-70% savings.  After all it takes a lot to feed 5 kids.  To me it’s like throwing away money if you don’t use the coupons that the companies supply.  His reply was, “Yeah, most people are just too lazy to do it.”

So before I continue with the results of my Coupon “High” trip, what are your thoughts.  Do you consider yourself Extreme or do you coupon shop to stretch your budget and buy what you will actually use.

Giant Eagle Coupon “High Trip Results

Out of Pocket Cost $36.01

Store Savings $35.22
Coupon Savings $35.70

Saved 66.3%

At 66% it fits right into the 60-70% I hope to save on my Grocery Trips for things I need and will you.

Here’s what I picked up and unless otherwise mentioned, I used the deals shared in The Giant Eagle Weekly Ad Coupon Matchup post.

  • Thomas English Muffins – $1.19 after OYNO and Coupon, plus I had $1 in my Giant Eagle Email Exclusive Coupons which made it only 19 cents
  • Colgate Total Toothpaste $1 after coupon and had $1 coupon in my Giant Eagle Email Exclusive Coupons making it Free
  • Giant Eagle King Size Bread – Free after eAdvantage offer
  • 9 Soft Soap 7.5 oz – 30 cents each
  • 4 Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese $2 after coupon and deal.  I chose to buy Shredded cheese because it beats Aldi’s Shredded cheese price of $2.79, but not their block cheese price of $1.89.
  • 8 oz Poppy Seeds by Z Group– $3.99 – I had paid twice this for a much smaller bottle awhile back so I picked this up to have for recipes
  • 1 Pillsbury Grands – 20 cents
  • 1 Texas Toast $1.69 with Giant Eagle Unadvertised Deal
  • Bolthouse Protein Drink $1.50
  • 6 Vlasic Pickles – 50 cents each
  • 4 ChiChis Salsa – 75 cents each
  • 3 Dole Tropical or Pineapple  Fruit Jars –90 cents each with Giant Eagle Unadvertised Deal
  • 2 Palmolive Dish Soap $1 – not free, but it normally sells for $3.49 so it’s a great savings.  Plus my 13 year old tends to use more than I would so this is a cost of training her.  I keep telling her you don’t need a lot, but she’s still using more.
  • 2 Hormel Chilis – 95 cents each
  • 2 Dole Smoothie Shakers – $1 with Giant Eagle Unadvertised deal
  • 1 Frigo Cheese – $2.24 with Giant Eagle Unadvertised Deal
  • Rosina Meatballs – $2.99 for 12 oz package.  That means about $4 per pound.  Not great deal, but is a slight convenience.

Find all the Giant Eagle deals here and how was your trip this week?

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Chance to Win | Trip to Paris + Printable Coupon

January 23, 2015

  Here’s a chance to win a trip to Paris.  All you need to do is enter your name and email. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a five-day, four-night trip for two to Paris, France. The prize includes round-trip airfare and airport transfers and deluxe hotel accommodations. Thirteen WEEKLY WINNERS will receive an Oscillo […]

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Giant Eagle | Deal Updates I Found While Shopping

January 23, 2015

In addition to the 16 new Unadvertised Giant Eagle deals I found on my shopping trip, I found a couple updates to the weekly deals.  Hopefully these will make your shopping trip a bit easier. Some include price updates, while others are what’s included.   Here’s what I found to be included in the Post […]

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Organic Printable Coupon Round-Up

January 23, 2015

  There are some new Organic Printable coupon available for you because not all coupons are for junk food.  Here is a round-up of some of the top Organic Printable coupons out there. New Coupons: Stevia In The Raw  – $1/1 Stevia In The Raw 100 Count Packet Box or 9.7oz Bakers Bag Larabar- $1/1 any flavor LÄRABAR, […]

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6 Tips for Shopping at Aldi

January 22, 2015

They just opened a new Aldi in my neck of the woods.  Since it’s on the same road as the Giant Eagle I visit, I’ll be stopping in at least once a week instead of once every 2 to 3 weeks.  I’ll still be picking up my staples each time – just not quite as […]

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