Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dirty Dozen List Update

If you are interested in buying organic products, I wanted to let you know the new Dirty Dozen for 2011 has been released.  This is a list of produce items that tend to have the highest levels of pesticide residue (even after being washed and peeled).  So if you are interested in organics, these products are the ones that you want to focus on:
Here is the updated list of Dirty Dozen items:
  • Apples
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines — imported
  • Grapes — imported
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Blueberries — domestic
  • Lettuce
  • Kale/Collard Greens
Those are the products you want to try to look for in organics if possible.  I tend to focus on berries, grapes and lettuce myself and I found it interesting that potatoes are also included in the list!
The Clean 15 include:
  • Onions
  • Sweet Corn
  • Pineapples
  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplant
  • Cantaloupe — domestic
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Watermelon
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Mushrooms
So that list reflects the produce items that have the lowest amount of pesticide residue. So it isn’t as important to get those products in organic which is great news because many of those products are super cheap in stores right now!

You can print a handy little list to keep with you of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

12 Week Subscription to the Maine Sunday Telegram for $10

There is a HOT Maine Deal this morning! You can buy a 12 week subscription to the Maine Sunday Telegram for only $10! That is $.83 an issue or a 54% discount!

Visit The Maine Deal & Purchase.

Fine Print: Valid for home delivery of 12 consecutive issues. Only valid within our delivery area

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Free Bounty Napkins at Hannaford


Hannaford has 50ct packages of Bounty napkins priced at just $1.00. You can use the $1/1 Bounty Napkin coupon from last weeks 6/5 P&G Insert to pick these up for FREE!

High Value Coupon for Barber Stuffed Chicken Breast

Barber Stuffed Chicken Breast

There is a NEW $1.50/1 Barber Stuffed Chicken Breast coupon. These go on sale at Shaws BOGO so maybe you'll find a good sale to use it on.

Tips and Secrets

I'll periodically update when I learn of money saving tips or tactics that I believe may not be common knowledge.

  • Many CVS stores start their Sunday deals on Saturday.  If your store is one of them there are a couple good reasons to do your shopping for the upcoming sales a little early.
    • A lot of times CVS will have similar deals week to week that may allow you to "double dip." When you shop on Saturday you get to take advantage of that week's current sales as well as the sales for the upcoming week.  For example, CVS may run a promotion one week where they mark a product down in price and then a promotion the following week for ECB (Extra Care Bucks) for purchasing a certain amount of that product.  By shopping on Saturday you'll get the sale price AND the ECB if your purchase meets the qualifications.
    • By shopping on Saturday you'll beat the rush and have a better chance of the items you wish to purchase being in stock saving you from having to get rain checks or make several trips to the store.
  • Hannaford sells the Sunday paper all week.  I usually purchase 4 newspapers each week for the coupons but last week I didn't go out to pick them up until late Sunday.  The two stores that I needed to stop at were both running low on newspapers and I was only able to get my hands on two (and didn't have the energy or ambition to make any more stops).  I went out today to pick up some groceries at Hannaford and even though it was Saturday afternoon I was still able to pick up two more newspapers from last Sunday.  They do not discount the newspapers so you will still end up paying the same price but this is great to know if you aren't able to get the paper on Sunday.

$1 Off any Nature's Place Meat at Hannaford

Hannaford has released a new Summer Celebrations coupon:

$2 off $25 purchase at Shaws

Get $2.00/$25.00 Purchase @ Shaw's with this printable coupon and don't forget to hit the back button to print it a second time.  Mine printed with an expiration date of 6/25/11.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Request $10 in Laundry Coupons

Here’s a hot book of coupons you won’t want to miss! P&G is letting us sign up for $10 in Laundry Savings! Just head over here to sign up for yours (allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).

Produce coupons!!

There are some HOT fresh produce coupons on! Go here, use zip code 77477 and you should spot the following new coupon.
-Save $0.50 on any Fresh Express Blends or Tender Leaves
*Target has the Fresh Express salads on sale buy one at $2.99 get one FREE this week,! Use 2 $0.50/1 coupons and get 2 bags for $1.99!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We have a new $2/2 American Greeting Cards coupon to stack with. The coupon is not valid on .99 cards but some of you may be able to find cards starting at $1.29 which will make for a nice deal after both coupons…

Greeting Cards (Starting at $1.29 & Up)
*-$1/3 Greeting Cards Excludes Under $1 Cards Target Web Coupon x6/28
-$2/2 American Greeting Cards (exc. $.99 or less) x6/19
= as low as $.87 for 3 or .29 cents each after stack-Thanks Wild For Wags!

You can also use this coupon at Rite Aid this week where you'll receive $3 +UP when you buy 3 American Greeting Cards.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Who Doesn't Like Ice Cream?

Check out this HOT or should I say COOL $0.75/1 Starbucks Ice Cream coupon.  It was around for some zips yesterday, but now appears to be available for everyone.  I used NO zip and got it.

Starbucks Ice Cream is BOGO at Shaws this week, so if this coupon doubles you may have a sweet deal!

They are also $4.99 BOGO at Walgreens this week as well – though there is no coupon doubling chance there – but $1.75 each is a great deal.

American Photo $3.99/yr & Popular Photo $4.99/yr

Photography magazine

You can get Popular Photography for $4.99/year using code POPULAR at checkout.  Unfortunately you can only get a 1 year subscription this time.

You can also get American Photo for $3.99/year using code PHOTO at checkout and get up to 3 years at that price.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Possible Free ARRID Deodorant at Rite Aid Starting 6/12

Rite Aid will have ARRID XX Antiperpirant/Deodorant on sale for $ .99 starting Sunday, 6/12.  If you have found the Meal Solutions for Any Budget coupon book at Hannaford  you can use the $1.00/1 ARRID Antiperspirant/Deodorant to pick it up for FREE!

Disney Movie Rewards: Add 5 points to your account

Log in or register @ Disney Movie Rewards and bank 5 points with this code valid until 6/30:
  • Y7ZE67KL2G

Are Wholesale Clubs Really Worth It?

Here is a great article that Teresa over at Money Saving Maine-iac wrote about her experience shopping at BJ's Wholesale Club

Another great perk that she doesn't mention about having a BJ's membership is their gas pumps.  I don't think the gas prices at the BJ's in Portland are as much of a deal as the ones in Auburn but if you aren't going out of your way to gas up there sometimes you can get up to $0.10 or more off per gallon when compared to other local gas stations.

BJ's also lets you use multiple manufacturer's coupons on some items.  For example if you are buying a large bottle of laundry detergent at BJ's you'll only be able to use one manufacturer's coupon because even though the contents may be equivalent to two smaller bottles that you might buy at another store, it's still contained within one bottle.  However, if you buy a bulk package of body wash and you can visually see that there are three bottles of body wash shrink wrapped together in one package they will let you use three manufacturer's coupons on that purchase.  You can still stack that on top of any BJ's coupons that you may find as well.

How do you feel about shopping at wholesale clubs?

$3 Off ANY Staples Purchase!

Hip 2 Save has let us know that we can print a $3 OFF ANY Staples Purchase coupon.  There is no minimum balance required so there is a multitude of merchandise like pencils, erasers etc. that you can pick up for free.  I just started taking classes again so I'm going to try to find myself some cheap highlighters and notebooks!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter for Under $6

Amazon has the Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter on sale for $5.85. My mother had one of these last year and it was so neat! The tomatoes were delicious.

Don’t forget you can sign up for Amazon Mom or Amazon Student for FREE and get free 2 day shipping on ANY purchase.

(Thanks Super Coupon Lady!)

Get 40 Free Songs on iTunes

Southwest Airlines is celebrating their 40th anniversary with 40 FREE songs on iTunes!

Visit Southwest Airlines where you can enter your email address. You will then be sent an email with a code to enter on iTunes. Click the iTunes link provided in the email and enter the code to get your playlist of 40 FREE songs while supplies last!

(thanks SavingWithShellie!)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

50 Recyclebank Points

Head over to Aveeno on facebook (Be An Active Natural tab) and complete the 3 pledges to bank another 50 FREE Rcyclebank points.  Every month a new pledge will allow you to accumulate Recyclebank points, redeemable for AVEENO® products on  This month's pledges are:
  • Educate - Guide others on how they can help lower CO2 emissions. (10 points)
  • Commit - Walk to do errands by your house.  (15 points)
  • Live - Carpool to work for a month.  (25 points)
Remember to hit the redeem button after making the pledges to bank the points.

Request $10 in Downy Coupons


You can request $10 worth of Downy coupons to be mailed to you. Hopefully it’ll include some high value coupons. 

(Thanks Coupon Katarina!)