Deal of the day :)

Where to Shop for Back to School

Hello fellow frugal friends,

It’s that time of the year again… the dreaded back to school shopping.  When I was a kid, I was given a set limit of what I could spend and we went to the mall.  I got to pick what I wanted, and had I been smarter, I would have looked for deals.  So that you don’t have to do all the hard work, I’ve gone ahead and done it for you.  Here are some major places and what they have for back to school sales.


40% off all jeans
BOGO 50% off toddler & kids shoes
Free shipping on $50 or more
Accessories up to 70% off


Adult Jeans from $19
Kids Jeans from $10
Through 8/24 you can earn $10 for every $25 spent, $20 for every $50 spent, and $30 for every $75 spent
Tees: kids from $4, adults from $6
Free shipping after $50


35% off purchase if you use code YAY online
Free shipping on all orders over $50
Tops: Kids starting at $9, adults $12
Polos: from $9
Now through 9/1:  Earn cash back…spend $50, earn $25; spend $100, earn $50.. can be spent 9/10-9/14.
Sign up for their email and get a coupon for 25% off


Get 20% off your first order when you sign up to receive emails from AERO


40% off everything


All jeans under $30
ONLINE only:  take an additional 50% off clearance


Take an extra 20% off using online code LUCKYU
Select back to school items 25-60%
Back to school shoes start at $29.99


8/16 only- printable coupon for $10 off $25
Online only: $25 off $100 or $10 off $50 using code SUPRSAVN
20-50 % off backpacks
40-50% select kids active wear
30-50% select jeans for the family
Clearance is 50-70% off


All jeans, jackets, and boots: BOGO $10


Take an extra 15% off using code CARNIVAL (ends 17th)
Use your KOHLS card and you can get up to 30% off
10-15% off active wear
Free shipping with $75 purchase


Take an extra 50% off clearance

I hope this helps with getting what you need for yourself and/or the kiddos!  If you find any other clothes deals, feel free to let me know!  Hasta luego mi amigo’s!  Have a great time shopping.  

Until next time,



Haggen Deals Today… What I got for $10.04!

Hello fellow frugal shoppers,

Yesterday, for the first time ever, my nephew spent the night with me.  We got to watch a movie, enjoy some ice cream, do a puzzle, and even managed to get some cuddle time in.  After I dropped him off this morning, it meant that I was already half way to Haggen (Top Foods).  So, my brain told me that I just HAD to go.  It is unfortunate that the one closer to my house closed down, because it is a 20-25 minute drive from my house to get there, so it’s only fun to go if I find good stuff!

I didn’t spend too much time in there, as I think I may have gotten there just a tad early for the mark down crew to come through, but that’s okay, I still managed to get some good deals.  Here’s what I got…


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I managed to get (2) 20 oz packages of taco seasoned ground turkey @ $1.49 a pack.  The Raisin Bran was marked down to $1.69-sold.  A pack of Trojan condoms (12 ct) for $2.79, dog bones for $1.59 and some vitamins for .99.


Some people get freaked out when I show pictures of feminine hygiene products or forms of birth control, but guess what, it’s part of life.  I believe in safe sex.  If I can tell you where to find a good deal on condoms to prevent one less unwanted pregnancy- I ask you to politely get over it.


They had some other deals to check out too!  Any bacon lovers?  Oscar Meyer had their bacon on sale for $5.99.  If you can get a pack with the $2 off sticker, it makes them $3.99 a piece.  Next to the price tag is a coupon for buy 2, get $1 off.  So you could get this bacon as low as $3.50.

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Also, for any rib lovin’ folks with little time on their hands, but a hankering need for ribs….  Lloyds Ribs are on sale for $6.99 for 1.5 lbs.  Many of them have a $1 markdown sticker on them, so you could get these for as low as $5.99!  I’ve never tried this brand of ribs, so if someone has a YAY or NAY on them, let me know!

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Next, and above all else.  I know it is allergy season.  As a non-seasonal allergy holder, I feel great and need no medication to make it through these lovely pollen infested spring days… My husband on the other hand- YIKES.  Mowing the lawn causes him to feel like death and he is only out there for an hour.  Poor guy.  Allergy meds are plentiful at Tops… with many marked down to .99 a box.

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One was a generic of Tylenol, one was for Allegra, and one was for Tavist.  Quantities varied, but there was plenty!


Enjoy your afternoon, this drizzle and cool weather is making not want to clean my house… But,

Until next time,



Safeway Scores Today!

Hello fellow frugal friends,
I’m sure you know by now that I have a love for shopping at Top Foods and WinCo, and that my love for Safeway is low.  However, I needed to make a quit stop today for some produce and didn’t want to drive to either end of the Olympia/Lacey area to do this.  Turns out today is a good day to be at Safeway.

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While this post isn’t about me getting all this for $5 like I like to do, that is mainly because it’s essentially produce and dairy products which are never cheap (also not pictured are two boxes of Apple Jacks).  This, including the cereal cost me $25.  Now, if you just take out the strawberries and cheese you can take away $10 and it looks better!

They had Kraft mild cheddar shredded cheese on markdown (doesn’t expire until end of July).  Original cost was $4.49, plus I got 50% off for the markdown.  Then they had BOGO free.  So what should have been $13.47 on cheese was $8.99.  Then when you add the 50% off on the other two it came to $4.50.  AND to top this off, there was a coupon sitting on top of the cheese…a single, lonely coupon, which I quickly snatched for $1 off when you buy 3 Kraft products. Which made the three bags of cheese come to $3.50.  The cashier was extra confused, and ended up giving me 50% off the free cheese (which made it come to $1.50).  She basically said OOOOPS, never had this problem before, you win.  It get’s better, really.  She actually messed up the whole cheese transaction, and we couldn’t find where she discounted one of the cheeses, so they reimbursed me $2.26.  Moral of this long story, Safeway PAID me .75 to take this cheese off their hands: )    In case you are curious, there were still plenty of these packages left (Yelm HW location) and they are still BOGO.

Some other extra awesome deals they had were the cereals.  The 12 oz. Apple Jacks were $.167 or 3/$5.  They had this deal on some other name brand cereals (Raisin Bran).  They also had some 2/$4 cereals that were name brand as well, such as Corn Pops.  I personally despise purchasing cereal because it is horrible for you, and if I wanted to eat straight sugar, I would just have ice cream for breakfast, but husband loves it… so here it is!

The big watermelons which are usually priced by pound were a straight $3.99, which also happened to be the cost of the personal sized watermelons, so I am sure you can guess which one I picked up.

Triscuits & Wheat Thins were $1.67 a box I believe!

Safeway’s Essential Pantry cookies were 50% off, making them come to .64 a pack.  While I much prefer to make my own cookies, when in a bind, how can you pass up cookies at this price?  Possible, I think not….

Claussen pickles were BOGO free and I just happen to have a coupon for .75 off, so I will be back to get some pickles this week!


Enjoy your shopping,

Until next time,



Freebies, fun, and more!!!

Hello fellow frugal friends,


I’ve got a few things that might strike your attention for the day:)  With the weather going back to rain soon, I want you to get the best out of what the town has to offer today!


Lacey is hosting it’s Lacey Spring Fun Fair at St. Martin’s University today.  This is a free event for friends and families of all ages.  It is open today, Saturday the 17th from 10-6 pm and Sunday the 18th from 11-5 pm. This is a great outing to get around and mingle with the rest of the town:)

Also, Half Price Book Outlet is having a sale today!  Each paperback book is 0.25 and it goes through the weekend!  You should never buy a book new if you can help it.  

Is there a True Value near you?  TODAY only, you can get a free quart of paint.  Print this coupon.  Some exclusions apply.  See coupon for details.


That’s all I have for now…..  Besides the fact that Fred Meyer’s is having their Founder’s day sale, and they are having random great prices on different kinds of food.


Have a good weekend 🙂