Harris Teeter Weekly Ad Deals and Coupon Matchups 12/28 – 1/3

          

A Few Tips:

– Limit 20 doubled coupons per day, per VIC card holder.      

– Click here to earn a $10 off a $50 Harris Teeter purchase coupon (mailed reward). Enter zip code 28105.    

– Click here to activate your SavingStar electronic coupons.  SavingStar allows you to save even more in addition to your paper coupons and E-VIC coupons at Harris Teeter.      

– Every Thursday is Senior’s Day! Individuals age 60 and over will receive a 5% discount after all coupons have been applied. If you qualify, be sure to tell your cashier at check-out!  

– Click here to view the Harris Teeter coupon policy.       

Harris Teeter Coupon Matchups 12/28 – 1/3

New Matchup – Added 1/1 – Muir Glen Tomato Paste – $1.39
Coupon – $.75 off X  2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – FREE

Wet Ones Wipes (15 ct. travel pack) – $1.50
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – FREE
–Additional SavingStar savings – Buy one Wet Ones wipes product (canisters or singles), save $.75!

Buddig Deli Cuts Lunch Meat – Buy one, get one free – $.82 each
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – FREE

Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Chef Favorites – $1.24 each
Coupon – $.50 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $.24

GoGo Squeeze Applesauce (4 ct.) – $2.00
Coupon – $.75 off X 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Click here to print (Facebook coupon)!
Total – $.50

Harris Teeter Brand 2 – Liter Soft Drinks – $.87

Fresh Bunch of Collard Greens – $.99

Pringles – $1.50
Coupon – $.50 off when you purchase three X 3 (doubled) = $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.16 each when you purchase three

Prego Sauce – $1.67 each
Coupon – $.75 off when you purchase three x 2 (doubled) = $1.50 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.17 each when you purchase three

Kellogg’s Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, Honey Smacks & Corn Pops – E-VIC Special $1.77 (limit 2)
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $1.27 each when you purchase two

Harris Teeter Split Chicken Breasts – $1.27/lb.

Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals – $1.87
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Coupon from a Sunday  newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $1.37 each when you purchase two

Wolfgang Puck Soup – $2.00
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $1.50 each when you purchase two

8th Continent Soy Milk – $2.77
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 33130.
Total – $1.77

Hormel Bacon Bits – $2.50
Coupon – $.55 off when you purchase two X 2 (doubled) = $1.10 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – $1.95 each when you purchase two

Armour Frozen Meatballs – $2.47
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – $1.97 each when you purchase two

People Magazine – $3.99
Coupon – $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $1.99

Cheerios (Original in Yellow Box) – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two- Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – $2.00 each when you purchase two

V-8 Vegetable Juice – $2.50
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $2.00 each when you purchase two

New Matchup – Added 12/28 – Kashi GoLean Cereals – $3.25
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – $2.25
–Check your E-VIC coupons for additional savings! I had an E-coupon for $1.25 off.

New Matchup – Added 12/28 – Bear Naked Granola – $3.49
Coupon – $1.00 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Total – $2.49

Land O Frost Wrap Kit – $3.49
Coupon – $1.00 off – Coupon from a Sunday newspaper coupon insert!
Total – $2.49

Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice – $3.00
Coupon – $1.00 off when you purchase two – Click here to print!
Total – $2.50 each when you purchase two
–I also have a E-VIC coupon for “buy 2, get 1 free.”

Pull Ups Training Pants – $9.99
Coupon – $2.00 off – Click here to print! Found under zip code 27107.
Coupon – $2.00 off – Click here to print!
Total – $7.99
–Additional SavingStar Savings – Buy one Pull Ups training pants (Jumbo Pack or larger), save $2.00!

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Print These New Coupons While You Can…

Click here to print a coupon for$.50 off ONE Lunchables with Fruit (found under zip code 62948).

 Click here to print a coupon for $.75 off ONE Wet Ones wipes (canisters or singles). Found under zip code 62948.

 Click here to print a coupon for $2.00 off ONE Pull-Ups training pants (found under zip code 62948)

New Printable Coupon – Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond Cereal

Click here to print a coupon for $.70 off ONE Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond cereal (found under zip code 27107).

This is an excellent coupon if your store doubles!

Merry Christmas and a Huge Thank You to All of My Readers

…and the stockings were hung from the chimney with care… 

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love, contentment and joy!

I also want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who follow my blog, comment, share deals and tips, support the site, send emails my way and tell others about the site.  You guys are awesome!  I am having a lot of fun with the site (hard to believe it is already a little over a year old) and I am excited at how much it has grown over the past year. Thank you for being a part of it!

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

Print These Coupons While You Can…

Click here to print a coupon for $.75 off ONE Ban antiperspirant/deodorant (found under zip code 27107).

This coupon is an especially good one if your store doubles coupons. The regular price of Ban at Harris Teeter is $2.99, so with this coupon doubled, it would only cost $1.49.  If a sale pops up in coming weeks, it could make it extremely cheap.

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off ONE Freschetta Artisan Crust (found under zip code 92450).

Click here to print coupons for $2.00 off TWO cans of Illy Issimo canned coffee drinks (found under zip code 27107). Currently there are two coupons showing up for this product, stating “Available at CVS” and “Available at Walgreens.”

Important to note, though, that these are not “Redeem Only at…” coupons and can be used anywhere that accepts manufacturer’s coupons.

This coupon should make these coffee drinks free or very inexpensive depending on which store you redeem the coupon.  I know that at Walgreens this week, they are on sale for $1.50 each, so after the coupon is applied, it will cost only $.50 each when you purchase two.

 Click here to print a coupon for $.50 off ALL YOU magazine (available only at Walmart). Found under zip code 27107.

I just started subscribing to this magazine and it is loaded with coupons (which way more than pays for the cost of the magazine) and money-saving advice.

$60 Weekly Grocery Challenge – Christmas Edition – Saved $88 at Harris Teeter This Week

       

What is the $60 Weekly Grocery Challenge?  

Each week my goal is to spend approximately $60 for food, drinks, groceries, toiletries, diapers and medicine for my family of five. Then, I report on this blog the items that I bought, the best sales and coupon match-ups that I found and hopefully by doing so, help you stretch your family’s grocery budget, as well!   

How Did I Do This Week?

Harris Teeter – Spent $74.89,  Saved $88.15

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip

Click here for my list of Harris Teeter coupon matchups for 12/21 – 12/27!

What can I say about this week’s shopping trip?  It was crazy at the store!  I went yesterday expecting to beat the last minute Christmas rush, but I encountered it in full force.  Although, the cashier said it would only get worse.  I also had one of my sons with me and was in a hurry so I could pick up my youngest one. 

With that said, it wasn’t one of my best shopping trips.  I was rushed and made some mistakes that I wouldn’t normally make. I didn’t notice that two out of three of the Nestle Tollhouse cookie dough packages that I purchased rang up full price, as opposed to the advertised sale price of $2.00.  In case any of you plan to purchase the cookie dough, the two packages of sugar cookie dough rang up full price and the chocolate chunk rang up at the sale price.

Also, after checking the Jolly Time popcorn price online and seeing that it was on sale for $1.15, I planned to buy two and use two coupons, making each box only $.15.  When I got to the store, the shelf tag said Buy 2, Get 3 Free, so I bought five only to notice on my receipt that they rang up individually not like most of Harris Teeter’s buy two, get three free sales. If I hadn’t been rushed I would have paid closer attention to the items as they rang up, had a cashier price check the popcorn before ringing me up, etc. 

And, then with it being Christmas there were some specific items that I had to get.  For example, my husband had me pick up ingredients to make homemade cheesecakes for a family gathering which totaled $14 of my grocery trip.  This is exactly the amount that took my $60 goal up to $74 this week.

But, it is the holidays and that allows for special treats. I still saved $88 and am giving myself a break. As much as I love grocery shopping, this week I honestly just wanted to get it behind me so I could just get home and  finish wrapping presents and get ready for all of the holiday festivities taking place over the next few days.  I can get back on my A-game next week.

Merry Christmas everyone! 

Did you find any great grocery/drug store bargains this week? 

If you have a blog, link up below. If not, feel free to comment on this post with your grocery savings!

Thrifty Thursday – A Few Random Freebies

Click here to receive a FREE 12 month digital subscription to Cosmopolitan (starts with the January 2012 issue). No strings attached and you’ll never receive a bill. It can be read on your iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.

Click here to receive 11 digital  issues of Seventeen magazine (starts with the January 2012 issue). No strings attached and you’ll never receive a bill. It can be read on your iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC.

Speaking of magazines, the following are still available, as well: 

FREE American Baby Subscription

FREE BabyTalk Subscription

FREE Travel Alaska Guide 

FREE Business Magazine Subscriptions

Click here for a FREE sample of Poise products!

I previously mentioned this free calendar earlier this month as an inexpensive gift idea.  Now, with Christmas here and the new year approaching, you may want to order one for yourself.

Click here to receive a FREE personalized photo calendar! Pay only shipping which is approximately $5.67.

New Coupons – Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, Cafe Escapes K-cups, Benefiber and Hormel Bacon Bits

Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off any ONE box of Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal (found under zip code 27107).

 Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off ONE Lifesavers Retro Min Tin AND $1.00 off Skittles and Starburst Banks (found under zip code 27107).

Click here to print a coupon for $.55 off any TWO Hormel bacon bits (found under zip code 27107). This is an extra good coupon if your store doubles.

Click here to print a coupon for $2.00 off any ONE Benefiber product (found under zip code 27107).

Click here to print a coupon for $2.00 off any ONE Cafe Escapes K-cups (found under zip code 12345).

My Christmas Shopping is Done (Finally) – Here’s How I Stretched My Dollars This Year…

Could it be? Am I really finished with my Christmas shopping?  Yes, it appears that I am finally done (with so much time to spare 🙂  What a great feeling! 

With a lengthy list of recipients (40+) and three kids, Christmas shopping is a major task for me each year. 

Here’s How I Stretched My Dollars This Year:

1. Swagbucks. I have previously posted how much I love Swagbucks.   Throughout the course of this past year, just by searching the Internet, etc. I received PayPal cash and free gift cards (Amazon, Starbucks, etc.) which all came in handy for Christmas shopping. This is a truly free program with no strings attached.  If you are not currently a  Swagbucksmember, this is the perfect time to sign up. New registrants will receive 130 Swagbucks (versus the usual 30) by entering the code HOLIDAYSWAG. 

2. Credit Card Rewards. I have a credit card that I earn reward points from that I can redeem for cash and gift cards. It carries no annual fee and I pay it off in full every month, so it is like the credit card company pays ME for using their card.

3. Ebates. For most of my online shopping, I went through Ebates to find coupon codes and to receive a percentage back on my purchase.  For example, my husband had a certain pair of shoes on his wish list.  I was able to go through Ebates and use a coupon code found there to save $14 off my purchase, receive free shipping AND I will be sent a $10 rebate check in the near future in the mail. What an easy way to save $24 versus buying the shoes directly from the store link he had sent to me. Plus, I paid for the shoes with my rewards credit card (mentioned above), so I will get  another small percentage of the purchase back through credit card rewards. Click here to learn more about Ebates and credit card rewards.

4. Shopping Ahead. Remember when I found the rolls of gift wrap at Kohls at 90% off?  Or, when I stocked up at Target’s toy clearance at the end of July? I keep my eyes open for these types of money saving opportunities throughout the year.  It is wonderful to just be able to pull the items out of the closet at Christmas and have a head start on Christmas.

 

5. Dollar Tree.  I love the Dollar Tree for items such as paper products.  This year, I bought (good quality) Christmas themed 20-pack plates and napkins for my son’s preschool party there.  I also picked up a large pack of tissue paper, books and art supplies for my toddler’s stocking and clear gift basket covers. If you need gift bags, tags, greeting cards,etc. as you complete your wrapping, the Dollar Tree is a great place to pick up those items. What a deal to be able to purchase these items for $1.00 compared to other stores for $3.00+.

6. Put My Couponing Skills to Use.  Remember the cleaning caddie idea?  I ended up making two (one for each of my son’s preschool teachers). I added more items to the caddie that I had posted in the picture, covered with a clear gift basket cover (from the Dollar Tree) and added a bow. It cost me only a few bucks per caddie which included at least $30 worth of items (maybe more). Both teachers seemed really excited about their gifts.  Also, I created stockings loaded with toiletries for a couple of family members on limited incomes (example pictured below) and made a couple of toiletry gift baskets with lotions, body wash, razors, etc. for hostess gifts.

7. Used My Resources. I reused gift bags that were still in great shape.  Remember, in a pinch you can also reuse your tissue paper and make it look brand new again. I also had plenty of Scotch tape already on hand from a Harris Teeter’s super double coupon week earlier this year.

8. Groupon. I would highly recommend signing up for this site’s daily deals. It is a great way to save money throughout the year.  Just yesterday, I posted the Groupon for $20 worth at Old Navy for only $10.  This is a great deal to pair with items that are already on sale.  Also, I recently purchased a Groupon for carpet cleaning (which will be completed in early January – Happy New Year to me).  I had priced carpet cleaning and even though it was something we really needed, I was determined to wait until after the holidays.  Well, a Groupon popped up for $150 worth of carpet cleaning for $69.  Bingo – there was the deal I was looking for!

These are a few of the money-saving, budget-stretching tips I used for this year’s Christmas shopping. 

Have you done anything this year to make your money go a little further?

If so, please comment and share your ideas…

Hot Groupon Deal – Pay $10.00 for $20.00 Worth at Old Navy

Up to 90% off top rated local fun!

This is a great Groupon to use towards your last minute Christmas shopping OR to save and use during the post-holiday sales (valid through January 28, 2012). Click here for details!