Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
When I first got my fur baby I used a cereal bowl. Then after a trip to Ikea it changed to two bright green plastic bowls that I picked up for .39/each. They are the perfect size for her and hold just the right amount of food. I also don't worry about what would happen if they break because they were not expensive to begin with at all. Now, they are are not the cutest things on earth. There are a wide assortments of ways you can use a food dish to feed your pet, cereal bowls, gourmet style pet dishes, plastic, metal, ziploc containers, etc. Find one that works best for you and your pet just like M is for Money has done and you'll both be happy about your purchase.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Apologies for not posting recently. I've been busy working on a project for a friend revolving around her wedding pictures. Short story, they were not what she wanted. My friend Photoshop and I are working to make them what she wants. It's been a very time consuming project because I'm not anywhere near an expert. Now that I am finishing up the project I am slowly re-emerging into the daylight.
Target still has the $1.00 Purina One Coupon available on their website here. The smallest bag I could find at my stores was 10.99. I think I'll wait to see if it goes on sale or use it at Publix.
I did have to laugh at this. Mostly, because my dog would love it. Actually, I'm not sure if she would ever leave it.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Cesar buy one/get on free
Note: You can also find these at Publix in the dog food aisle.
Pedigree buy one/get one free
Purina One Target
Purina any brand
Chef Michael's Target
Goodlife Dog or Cat Food here.
Coupon Preview for tomorrow
Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Can – BOGO up to $1.19 (x9/21)
Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Dry Dinners, 5oz Pouch – FREE up to $1.00 (x9/21)
- Purina Alpo Canned Dog Food, 13.2oz or smaller – B2G1 up to 89 cents (x10/05)
- Purina Alpo Canned Dog Food, 22oz - $1.00 off any 3 (x10/05)
- Purina Beggin brand Dog Snack - $1.00 off any 2 (x11/22)
- Purina Busy brand Chew Treat - $1.00 off any 2 (x11/22)
Milkbone Essential Dog Treats here
Meaty Bone when you buy any chewlotta etc here.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
My hypothesis is that the recent dog food we got is not agreeing with her or it's the new dentastix. Both are newer to her system and will be cut out of her diet. If that doesn't work, we are going to the vet. Unplanned vet visits are not pleasant for either one of us.
Over at Moneyapolis, she recently had a post from MSN talking about the cost of pet ownership in a time of hardship. I found it interesting how this article focused on how a pet may cost upwards of 10,000 over their life span. This, of course, is just an average based upon a survey in which people responded. If you asked me to guesstimate how much I spend on the fur baby I would have no idea. Here is what I spent just yesterday on the fur baby.
2 boxes of Iams @ 1.18=2.36
2 bags of dentabones @ 1.44, used b1/g1 coupon=1.44
Beneful 4lbs bags b1/g1@ 5.49 used 1.00(2)=3.49 for 8lbs of dog food.
Grand Total 7.29
I spent more on tipping my hairdresser earlier that day then I did on the fur baby. Also, if I had to cut back on spending dog treats much to her dismay would be the first to get the axe unless I could them for free like at Kmart this week.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Target has some great dog treat clearance going on right now as well. I bought two boxes of Iams Healthy Weight Dog Biscuits for 1.18 a box! Then they have Pedigree dentabones(similar to the stix but thicker and less in a pack) for 1.44 a bag. I bought two and used the buy/get one coupon.
CVS has marrowbones for 1.99. Use the 1.00 off coupon (exp 8/23/09) and use the buy/get one coupon to get two bags for .99!
Publix will have Beggin Strips buy/get one free starting today or tomorrow(depending on your ad's start date mine is tomorrow). I'm pretty excited about this one as I have four coupons! Yippie!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thanks, I Heart Publix for pointing out this great savings. For the link head over to here.
Go play tic-tac-toe on The Goodlife Receipe website for a great 2.00 off coupon. Go here to play.
Go here to print a coupon for a Free Box of Meaty Bone Dog biscuits when you purchase any meaty bone or chew-lotta product.
So do you think I should tell my manager friend or just complain to the post office or both?
Here is a better now than never run down of the deals.
Iams Cat food is on sale for $14.00 for an 8lb bag(is it just me or does that seem on high side?)
-Use the 1.00 off any Iams from the August P&G
All Beneful Dog Food is on sale(although prices are not listed in the ad.)
-use the 3.50 coupon from the give a bowl campaign(may have ended)
Keep an eye out on Back to College Storage. I found some great bins last year that I still use to store doggy items like leashes, toys and one raincoat.
Beneful Dog food is on sale buy one/get one for 3.5lb bags.
-3.50 coupon from Give a Bowl Campaign or
-3.00 coupon from Purina dog insurance campaign.
If you have either coupon(2 of them) this would mean free dog food plus overage!
Please note depending on when your ad starts today or tomorrow would be the last day for this!
Coming up for the week of 8/20
Purina Beggin’ Strips Brand Dog Snack Original Bacon, Cheese and Bacon or Original Beef and Bacon, 6-oz pkg, or Canadian Cuts, 5-oz pkg BOGO $3.49
-$1/2 from 07-12-09 RP
-$1 off Purina Busy Bone wyb Purina Beggin Strips Peelie
-$2.50/1 Purina Treats PUBLIX Q Saving for All Seasons Booklet
Purina Tidy Cats Scoop Cat Litter Premium: Original or Power Blend; or Original Formula or Cat Box Filler, For Multiple Cats, 14-lb pkg BOGO $6.99
-$1/1 08-09-09 RP
Thanks to I Heart publix for the preview and coupon matches!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Here is how I interpret this. Some manufacturer's don't care if you use coupons they put out to buy items, like Colgate. Other manufacturer's don't want you to use coupons that will exceed the product's purchase price. For instance Jergen's is 5.99 this week with a 5.00 register reward. If you try to use your 6.00 Reach reward along with a small filler, the 5.00 register reward won't print because the 6.00 is too close to the actual purchase price.
It is a very confusing system they have set up. As consumer you have no idea how the RR is going to be set up by a manufacturer. It also doesn't help when they say you won't get one to print and you do. Cashiers can be very rude about the entire system and as managers they can't force an RR to print for you. Sure, they could still honor the price through a gift card but I don't think they will make a practice of doing this as manufacturer's won't reimburse that cost to the stores.
I think Walgreen's has a lot of work to do with their register reward system. It's confusing for consumers and stores. Along with that, they took away their rebate program. Not that I think they need to have both. However, the rebate program actually worked. There was chatter on the web that they will move to a CVS like system. I think that would be very beneficial to them and solve a lot of the frustrations.
I'll still shop at Walgreen's but only when the deals are super supburb!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Walgreen's also has a .50 store coupon for Purina Dog Food 3.5-4lb bags. Although I am less than please with Walgreen's right now about their inconsistent Register Reward policies and when they will print versus will not. I have contact corporate about it. Once I get an answer I'll make sure to post it.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Rite Aid: Iams 4lb bags are 4.99 this week. Use the 1.00 off coupon from the 8/2 P&G insert to get it for 3.99 a bag. If you sent in for the free Iams coupon, this would be a good time it.
CVS: I found milkbone rawhides on clearance for 2.00 each. Other chew sticks were as low as 1.75. A great way to use those 5/25.0o coupons!
Speaking of great deals. I had a great drug store run this morning. I went to Rite Aid to use the in store Zyrtec coupon with the 4.00 coupon from the 8/2 inserts. I got 2 45 count bottles for 42.32. I used my FSA card to pay for them. Then I submitted for the J&J spend 50.00 get a 25.00 gift card, a 10.00 gc from Zyrtec rewards and then another 10.00 rebate from Zyrtec. I will get 45.00 back!
The biggest surprise I got today was at Walgreen's. I was already planning on doing the Reach Toothpaste deal. I had 2 3/3.00 coupons. When I got into the aisle I found they had marked down the Reach Ultra to just 1.09! I thought well even if I don't get the RR on this it's still worth it to buy three for only .27! Not only where they just .27 I got the 6.00 RR on it! Now that is what I call an excellent deal.
It came at a great time for me. I was beginning to feel a little thrown off my game when CVS changed how tax applies to ECBs. Then Walgreen's was putting out okay ads, etc. Today was just the boost I needed to get back in the game.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Some highlights from it, keep in mind that Kmart may be doubling coupons again the week of 8/16.
$3/1 Purina Beneful brand Dog Food, 15.5lb+ bag, any variety - (x10/31)
$1/1 Purina Beneful brand Snackin’ Slices Dog Snacks, any size - (x11/8)
$2/1 Purina Dog Chow 15.5lb+ bag - (x8/23)
$1/1 Purina Dog Chow 3.15lb+ bag - (x8/23)
These should match up nicely with one of Target's giftcard deals or a Publix BOGO deal.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
1. Target prices vary by region and store. For instance, what one store might have on a temporary price cut, the same store in town may not. Temporary price cuts are triggered by store sales on items and distribution center stock. Hence why it varies by store and where you live.
2. Many times Target will not adjust coupons to make an item free. Technically, their policy is to allow a store and man. coupon. However, really it is up to each store once again on how they enforce this policy. Sometimes it will go through without problem and sometimes it will not.
3. I don't know how often this Purina coupon resets. However, if you've already printed it, you may not be able to reprint.
Your better bet would be to do the second scenario where you get a $5.00 gift card. There is less chance that the coupons will not go through as your total would be above just tax and less reason for them to reject your coupon. Also, because this is in the store ad, the price will not vary and you know what you will be paying before you go in the store.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Normally, I don't post the various sweepstakes but this one seems like your likelihood of winning is worth posting.
Friskies Worlds of Wonder is giving away
Play the Worlds of Wonder Sweepstakes and you could win one of thousands of online instant-win prizes:
- FREE Friskies® dry cat food – 24 prizes available per day!
- Friskies cat food bowl – 10 prizes available per day!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
There are also dog treats on clearance at 15% off. Check your store for the specifics as every store is different.
Target is also offering a $5.00 gift card when you buy any two items shown.
Chef Michael's Dry Dog food(4.5lbs) at 9.99
Use the 1.50 off Target coupon found here.
Purina Dog Chow(20 lbs) at 9.99
if you still have the 3.50 off any Purina coupon this would pair nicely with this deal.
Purina One(8lbs) at 9.99.
Go to pg 31 to see the rest of the items that are a part of this deal.