Friday, August 28, 2009

Free Fancy Feast Offer

Walmart is offereing a free sample of Fancy Feast Appetizers. Go here to send away for a nice little treat for your kitty. The sample may even come with a coupon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doggy Bowls

M is for Money has a cute story about a freak accident that broke her pup's food dish. Go here to read the tale. Now that I am more than half way through my morning cup of coffee my brain started thinking about the various style dog bowls.

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

Getting back into the groove

Walgreens has two great deals right now. The first goes through today only. Get a free 8x10 collage with the code FUNDAY. The second is that they released a $5.00 off any 25.00 purchase coupon that is good through Saturday! You can grab it off their website here.

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

Printable Coupon Round up and preview

Dog Food Coupons

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)

Dog Treats
Milkbone Essential Dog Treats here
Meaty Bone when you buy any chewlotta etc here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

When the fur baby is sick...

I like to reference my dog as my fur baby. After all I frequently show pictures of her and talk about her achievements(she caught the dog treat in the AIR and ate it in 2 seconds!). This morning I woke up to less than pleasant surprises from her. Piles on the carpet that proved she was feeling less than stellar. Then while blow drying my hair I saw her leave another pile on the comforter. The fur baby is not feeling stellar. Something is not agreeing with her little doggy system and there is nothing more gross than dog puke. I feel like I should bring in a team of scientists to identify what she was eating.
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

Cheap Dog Treats around Town

If your Kmart is doing double coupons this week you can get a great deal on Hartz Crunch'n'Clean dog treats. There was/is a 2.00 printable, I'm not sure if it's still available because I haven't been able to get it to print due to printer compatibility issues. If you already snagged it, then it will double up to 4.00 getting you free dog treats. Then you will also receive a catalina(coupon) for a free box of Milk Bone dog treats!

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

A great dog food deal at Target

Go to Hip2Save for how you can score inexpensive to free dog food at Target. While you are over there check out this post as well on how to get cheap dog biscuits. I wish my Kmart was doubling coupons, although at 1.79 plus the Milk Bone catalina it could be very well worth a trip anyway!


Purina has coupons available on their website. Go here and take the quiz. Once you complete the quiz you will receive two links, one for wet food and another for dry food. I printed a dollar off any Purina brand dog food coupon that is good until Sept. 17th.

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.


Remember how I talked to the Walgreen's manager about the register rewards and the problems I was having. Well he kindly said he was going to send me a giftcard. I got home from vacation yesterday to find his letter. However, the giftcard was missing in action. Where did it go? I don't know but the post office should as the letter was clearly ripped open and then put in one of those "sorry we messed up your mail bags!".
So do you think I should tell my manager friend or just complain to the post office or both?

Back to the blogging world

My apologies for my extended absence. I went on a very drama filled vacation. However, it was a very nice vacation minus certain events that occurred.

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

Wags frustration

It seems like on almost every Walgreen's post a blogger puts up someone voices their frustration about the Register Reward program. The way it is set up is you buy an item, a register reward(RR) prints out the dollar amount stated in the ad. When you redeem the RR it is used like a manufacter's coupon on your receipt. There are times when they don't print as they claim they will. I was told today by a store manager that they don't really know how or when they print. It depends on how a manufacturer has set up the reward for their items.
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

Cesar's Promotion

Hip2Save has a great post about Cesar's giving away dog food start 8/22. Go here for the full details of the promotion and another link to a buy one/get one coupon.

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.

Free Dog Sleeping Bag

Go over to Sales Addict here to get the scoop on how you can get a free Doggy Sleeping bag.
I love how the picture she has up is a beagle!

Purina Dog Food Coupon

Go over to and select the zip code 75211. There is a 2.00 off any 20lb. Purina Dog Chow dog food coupon. I printed mine today and it's valid through 9/9.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Weekly Deals and Steal

Target: Pedigree Dog Food with 20% bonus is 10.99. Keep an eye out for dog treats and food on clearance that could have some great coupon match ups.

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.

CVS Coupon

There is a great $5.00 off any 25.00 purchase coupon for CVS. Go here for the scoop.

Remember this week there will be some great coupons in the paper for your pets.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Please be patient with me while I make some design changes here at the Frugal Beagle. I'm not an expert nor do I pretend to be. However, I've decided to give it a shot.

Feedback is always appreciated and welcomed.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Coupon Insert for 8/9

According to Jenny over at Southern Savers, the upcoming coupon inserts promises to be very pet heavy. Go here for the complete list.
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

Potentially Free Chef Michael's Dog Food

Common Sense with Money has the following scenario where you could get free dog food. However, I'm a tad skeptical about this deal. Here is why.
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

Free Dog Treat Sample

Go here to request your free sample of Doggy Delightz dog treats. They are all natural and made with organic ingredients!

Friskies Sweepstakes

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!
Go here to register and find out more details on this sweepstakes. You will need codes found from their packages in order to play. However, if you have a cat and buy this brand it shouldn't be difficult. You can also request codes by mail. It ends 1/2010.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekly Deals

Look for the $1.00 off any Iams coupon in today's P&G. This would pair nicely with the Iams Natural on clearance at Target.
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.