Monday, October 31, 2011

Super Double Coupons Coming Up!

In case you hadn't heard, this Wednesday, November 2nd, starts Super Double coupon week at Harris Teeter!

As always, this is an opportunity to get some great deals on groceries and potentially stock up. Your $1.00 coupons will double to $2.00 off, your $1.50 will double to $3.00 off, and any $1.75 will double to $3.50 off. 

As usual, Jenny from Southern Savers has posted two lists of deals. She will probably post one more list of deals before the week is over. 

Super Double Coupons List #1

Super Double Coupons List #2

Keep in mind to be patient during Super Double coupon week, as many people will be shopping for the deals, so you will likely not find everything on your list, particularly the items that are free. It starts Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., so the closer to then that you shop, the better your chances at getting some great deals!

Free Redbox Rental- Totinos Pizza and Movie Night

Earn up to three free movie rentals with Redbox when you buy Totinos Pizzas!

Simply buy four Totinos Pizzas and enter their codes online here. For every four codes you enter, you will receive one free movie rental at a Redbox kiosk. After you enter your codes online, a Redbox free rental code will print out for you to use when renting a movie. There is a limit of three free movies per household through June 1st.

Keep in mind that you can still use paper and digital coupons when buying your pizzas. I suggest waiting for them to go on sale and then using paper coupons and digital coupons to bring down the cost. There have been times where I've gotten Totinos for $.25-$.50 a piece by using the coupons with a sale!

Also, if you are prone to forgetting about this deal, you could stock up and get as many pizzas as you can afford or have space for and then redeem all the codes at once.

The great news is that this offer will run continuously through June 1st, 2012, so you have plenty of time to try it out!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Awesome Vaseline Lotion Deal at Target!

Thanks to Betty R. from my Facebook page, I was able to take advantage of a GREAT deal on Vaseline at Target today!

The 20.3 oz (big size) Vaseline Lotion is on sale for $4.99. If you buy two of them, you receive a $5 Target gift card immediately at the register. $9.98-$5.00 makes it basically $4.98 for both, which is already a good deal.

Betty informed me that attached to some of these lotions was a bonus 10 oz Vaseline for free! Sure enough, I went and was able to get two of the big 20.3 oz lotions, each having a 10 oz bonus attached. So, it was like paying $4.98 for four lotions.

But wait.....the deal gets even better! Betty also informed me that there were coupons from the October 2nd paper for Buy one get one free Vaseline lotion. I used two of the coupons and was able to get two additional 13 oz size Vaseline lotions for FREE! 

In the end, I paid out of pocket $9.98 for six bottles of lotion and then got a $5 gift card, so that made it like paying $4.98 for everything. I immediately used the gift card to buy some strawberries (Target has the best price around on strawberries- only $1.79 for a pound).

Target does issue rain checks, so if they are out of lotion, be sure to get one. The Wilmington Target was running a little low, but still had the Men's Vaseline in the big sizes with the bonus lotion. I don't know when they re-stock, but I imagine they will before Saturday. Those of you in other cities may have better selection.

One more thing worth mentioning- there were a variety of types of Vaseline lotion that will qualify for the deal- I got the Vaseline for Men, the Aloe Vera version and the Vaseline basic. I also saw an unscented white bottle, I think it was Intensive Therapy. I plan on giving away some of the Men's lotion to my father and brother.

Keep in mind that Target's sales run differently from the grocery store; at Target, the new sales start each Sunday, so you have until Saturday night to get this deal at Target.

What a great deal! Thank you, Betty for sharing!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quick Freebies at CVS through Today!

If you're passing by a CVS today, you might want to drop in and grab two quick freebies. 

One is a bag of Gold Emblem candy corn. It's only $.99 but after you pay, an Extra Care Buck will print out for $.99, making the candy corn essentially free. You can then take that buck and buy something else in the store with it.

The other is a Pumpkin Masters Brand Carving Tool. It is on sale for $2.49 and after you pay you will receive a $2.49 Extra Care Buck which can be redeemed for other items in the store. If you've already bought a carving tool, this would be a great item to save in your Halloween/Fall storage tote and have ready for next year.

The nice thing is that you don't have to pay separate; just buy both items at the same time and the $3.48 in Extra Care Bucks will print out together.

Something to keep in mind is that you can combine multiple Extra Care Bucks when you are ready to redeem them; you are not limited to using only one extra care buck at a time. For instance, if you wanted to buy a bag of Halloween Candy for $5.99, you could redeem both of the Extra Care Bucks that you earned above to save $3.48 off, making the Halloween candy only $2.51. 

Other deals at CVS this week include lots of candy sales, many with matching coupons, and deals on makeup. I noticed if you spend $10 on Covergirl cosmetics, you get a $3 Extra Care Buck. You can also use coupons on these to bring down the $10 minimum. If you like Nivea body lotion, here is a Facebook coupon for $2 off. Print two of the coupons and then if you buy $10 worth of Nivea products listed in the CVS ad, you can use both of the $2 coupons and you will get $5 Extra Care Bucks back after you pay, totaling $9 in discounts.

Finally, this is kind of random, but if your child is into ZhuZhu pets like mine is, they are on sale for buy one get one free. Also, the ZhuZhu pet accessories are on sale for 50% off. Great time to grab some for Christmas!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Harris Teeter Saturday Specials

Saturday is a great day to shop for groceries. Often, the stores will run weekend specials. Lowes Foods and Food Lion sometimes do their three-day sales, offering special pricing from Friday-Sunday. Harris Teeter usually does a Saturday special, offering an extremely good deal on one or two items each Saturday only. A few weeks ago they were doing Sunday specials, but I haven't seen those lately.

Tomorrow's Saturday special is pretty good. I don't normally post Saturday specials here (I do on my Facebook page), but I thought I would share this time.

Tomorrow, October 22nd only, you can get Hamburger Helper for $.84 a box (limit 6) and you can get 11-11.24 oz Mars Fun Size Candies (Snickers, Milky Way, etc.....) for $1.77 per bag (limit 3). Those are both great deals but of course, they get even better with coupons.

With Halloween coming up, let's talk candy first. There are coupons out there floating around for either $1.00 off 2 bags or $1.50 off 3 bags. I have the $1.50 off of 3 bags; it was in the Sunday paper a few weeks back. At $1.77 per bag minus the $1.50 coupon, that makes each bag only $1.27. That is an EXCELLENT price! I haven't seen a price that low anywhere else yet so I would definitely go ahead and grab your three bags.

Secondly, the Hamburger Helper works out to be an awesome deal, especially if you use coupons. Let's say you get 3 boxes. At $.84 a box, that would be $2.52 for three boxes. Then, you can use a coupon, again from the newspaper a few weeks back, for $.75 off 3 boxes. That $.75 doubles to $1.50 off, making each box only $.34 a pience! I didn't think the deal could get any better, but it is possible that some of you may have Harris Teeter EVIC coupons for Hamburger Helper. I recall seeing some a few weeks back for $.75 off. If that is the case, you would actually end up with $.25 OVERAGE, meaning they would pay you to take the Hamburger Helper off the shelf! So be sure to check your EVIC digital coupons.

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Sunday for the weekly Sunday newspaper coupon review!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blue Diamond Promo= FREE Nut Thins!

I was so excited to see how the Blue Diamond promo ended up working out. This is going on this week at Harris Teeter, and you do need the coupons from the Sunday paper on October 16th to make it work. If you didn't get coupons that day, consider ordering them from EBAY or Kuntry Klippers if this is a product that you really like.

The promo is:

Buy 2 Blue Diamond products and get $.75 off coupon for a future grocery trip
Buy 3 Blue Diamond products and get $1.50 off coupon for a future grocery trip
Buy 4 Blue Diamond products and get $4.00 off coupon for a future grocery trip

Of course, the best deal would be to buy the 4 products to get $4.00 off.

It just happens that Blue Diamond Nut Thins are on sale this week for $2.99 B1G1. That makes each box $1.50 a piece. That makes four boxes cost $6.00.

I then had two coupons for $1.00 off if I bought two boxes. I used both coupons for an additional $2.00 off, bringing the cost down to $4.00.

After I paid, I received a coupon for $4.00 off a future order, making the total cost basically FREE! I actually bought the Nut Thins first, then took the $4.00 and used it to pay for the rest of my grocery items. 

I did not see a limit, so if you have the coupons, I imagine you could do this deal over and over and stock up. The Nut Thins are pretty good- they come in different flavors and are a wheat and gluten-free snack, so you don't have to feel too guilty about eating them!

Other items can be bought to get the promo. Click here for a list. I do think the Nut Thins are the best purchase for the promo, though.

Harris Teeter Weekly Trip Plus FREE Nut Thins Promo!

 Pictured: Carpet Fresh, HT Bacon Low Sodium, 2 Boxes of Colgate Cavity Free toothpaste, 1 lb. Dole Strawberries, 2 Lenders Bagels Blueberry, 2 8-packs of Gogurt Yogurt Snacks (I got the dye-free version), 4 boxes of Blue Diamond Nut Thins, 1 50 oz Gain Joyful Expressions Detergent, 5 cans of DelMonte Veggies, Half Gallon Lactaid Lactose Free Milk 1%, Grande Chips, 1 Harris Teeter Brand Pepperoni Pizza, Smart Balance Veggie Oil, Gillette Men's Deoderant Total Price: 20.63

I did a trip to Harris Teeter in Mayfaire this morning. I was disappointed last night because it was raining so hard that I decided not to go out and grab a few last minute deals from last week's ad, such as the Meal Deal (I missed out on it). To my surprise, a couple of last week's deals carried over to this week, so I was able to get them. One example is the Gain 50 oz detergent- it is still on sale for $4.99, so after EVIC coupon and paper coupon I only paid $1.99. 

We are stocked up on meat so I didn't need a huge amount of things. I was mainly going to grab the best deals that I noticed for this week. Lender's Bagels are B1G1 $1.99 this week, making them only $1.00 each, a really great deal, no coupon used. I also got the Colgate Toothpaste for $.50 after using a $.50 coupon that doubled. It's currently on sale for $1.50 each.

The Grande chips are $1.50 on sale; if you use the coupon from Sept. 11th newspaper to make them only $.50. The Delmonte Veggies (Corn and Green Beans) are B2G3 free, making them cost around $.55 a piece. The Simply Gogurt yogurt snacks are on sale for $2; I used a $.75 off coupon which doubled plus a digital coupon for .75 to make them only $.88 each box. Fresh strawberries are $2.00 each. 

Another deal to mention is the Harris Teeter pizza. They are priced 3 for $10, and I think that is just the normal price. I had a $1 off coupon from a few months back in the Sunday paper, making it only $2.33. Do you remember those Harris Teeter coupons that came in the paper almost two months ago? Well, they expire on October 25th. Another good one was for the HT Paper Towels; I believe it was for $2 or $3 off, and they are on EVIC sale this week, so this is definitely the time to use it.

Finally, my favorite deal was the Nut Thins. They ended up being practically free! I will explain in a separate post what that means.

I need a few other things but will save them for Saturday, since I like to grab the Saturday specials. Let me know what deals you spot this week!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Staples- FREE Batteries (Pretty Much)

 The Staples battery deal has come around once again and I love it!

Several times a year Staples gives 100% back in rewards when you buy packs of Duracell AA and AAA batteries. You can then take those Staples rewards and buy anything else in the store that you need- copies, office supplies, ink, etc. (I tend to use mine to get free or discounted HP printer ink).

Here's how it works: You must first have a Staples rewards card. If you do not currently have one, just ask at the front counter and they'll be glad to help you sign up immediately.

Then, you must buy the 16 pack AA or AAA batteries. I believe they are $9.99. You will pay for them at the counter, regular price, but then several weeks later in your e-mail or postal mail if you prefer, you will receive a full rebate for them in the form of a Staples reward certificate. You can then print out your reward and then bring it into Staples to buy anything else in the store with it!

A couple of notes- your rewards must equal $10 or more before you get the redemption certificate. So, if you never buy anything else at Staples other than this battery deal, you will need to buy at least 2 packs to get to the $10 reward minimum, since one pack is only $9.99. Me personally, I buy lots of things at Staples because they constantly run great deals, plus I make all my copies there. I earn rewards on everything I buy and get them back in the form of a staples rewards that I use in-store later. 

Each rewards customer is limited to two packs of batteries per week and you can do this weekly until October 29th. So, you could get two packs this week, and then after the 23rd you can go back and do it again. This is a great time to stock up for Christmas toy batteries!

For those in Wilmington, there are now two Staples stores. One is near Sam's Club on N. College Rd. and the other is in Monkey Junction.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Shutterfly 40% off Photo Books

I always seem to notice these deals last minute! I love making photo books and if you do, too, here is a great deal for 40% off from Shutterfly. Simply upload the pics, make your book and place the order before Wednesday night at 11:59 p.m. and you will get 40% off.

One idea from a friend of mine is to pre-make your photo books and save them. Then, when one of these sales come along (as they tend to do about every six weeks or so), you can simply order it then. For me, the hard part is making the book, which ironically, is very easy to make. Sometimes getting started is the worst! The books are easy to make- you just choose a style, upload the pics and the software loads the photos for you in order. If you wish to make the book fancier or more personalized, you certainly may; I've gone both ways- simple or fancier and honestly, I was always pleased with both.

To redeem, type the code "BOOK40" at checkout. The code can be used once per account, per person.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Delly's Deals New Logo

I wanted to take a moment to announce my new logo and also to thank the designer, Jennie Wenk of JM Wenk designs for doing such a great job!

For those in need of graphic design work, Jennie has so much talent! She was wonderful to work with and I was so impressed with her creativity and thought put into the logo. As a side note, she also runs "Mini Monets," a local preschool and school-age extracurricular art program in Wilmington. For more information on Jennie and Mini Monets, please visit her web site here.

Any feedback on the new logo is welcome and appreciated. Thank you again Jennie for all your hard work!

Star News vs. News and Observer!

This week there were three coupon inserts in both my Star News and News and Observer papers. Some regions also got the special Target insert, but I did not see it included in either of mine, so I guess we weren't one of those special regions. Inform me if you did in fact receive the Target insert.

Both papers had the special Proctor and Gamble insert with $39 of various P&G coupons.

Both papers also had a Red Plum and a Smart Source.

The Raleigh Red Plum was thicker and included basically the same coupons that were in the Wilmington Red Plum plus more. Both papers had the Marcal paper towel coupons, which are nice to use at Food Lion when the paper towels go on sale for $1. Since the coupon is $1, you get the towels for free, so be on the lookout for a sale on those in the upcoming weeks. I also liked the Digiorno Pizza coupons that were in both newspapers. The coupon is for $1.25 off Digiorno combo pizzas, such as the Pizza and Wings or Pizza and cookies. Those will probably go on sale soon, too.

Other notable coupons included Halloween candy coupons and a $2.00 off Wisk coupon, both only in the Raleigh paper. Raleigh also had the Perdue chicken coupons and the Domino sugar coupons, both of which I like to use. Sugar coupons don't come around too often, so I'm happy to see them. I do expect to see more sugar and baking coupons with the Holidays coming up, so now is the time to start stocking up on sugar and baking items for the year.

Both papers had Smart Source inserts but again, the Wilmington paper had significantly less coupons. One coupon in the Wilmington Smart Source that I liked was the $3.00 off 1 Snapware product; I did not see this coupon in the Raleigh paper. Both Smart Source inserts had the Johnsonville Italian sausage coupons for $.50 off, Tyson anytizer wings coupons for $1 off, and the Arm and Hammer coupons for $1 off. The Raleigh Smart Source included plenty of medicine coupons, too.

In the end, this week I would definitely grab one or two Raleigh papers if you could. It had the same coupons as Wilmington plus more. Unless you really want the $3 Snapware coupon, which was only found in my Wilmington paper, I would just buy one or two copies of the News and Observer.

Until next week...happy shopping!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wendy's Coupon Booklets

I recently posted about Burger King's coupon booklets, where you pay $1 but get $8 in free food products.

Now Wendy's is offering their coupon booklets where you pay $1 and get $10 worth of free items at Wendy's. These are great for passing out for Halloween.

I haven't bought any, so I'm not sure if each coupon is for a frosty or if they throw in some other choices, too. I will report back once I know, or if you know, please leave a comment.

I did speak with the manager at Wendy's in Porter's Neck and he told me they have plenty in stock and that they will be honored through the end of the year. He said they are available at all Wendy's in the area. 

These coupons also make great, money saving incentives for your kids. Of course, if you yourself enjoy the occasional Frosty, this booklet is certainly a cost-effective way to get them!

*Thank you Karen C. for sharing this info with me!

Local Food Pantry Running Low

There was an article in the Star News Online on Friday about Mother's Hubbard, a local food pantry in downtown Wilmington. According to the article, the pantry is running low on food and seven of their ten freezers are empty. The pantry has dropped from receiving 20,000 pounds of food in February to only 4,000 pounds of food so far in October. Many of the families that come in for help are new to the pantry and have not been in the situation of needing food before. We all know that food prices have been increasing.

I know many of us are quite adept at our couponing. If you see a good deal on an item or if you have extra food stockpiled that you may not need, the food pantry might make a great home for it. Also consider that you may be able to write off the donations on your taxes, possibly claiming the value of the food rather than what you paid for it. Definitely speak to your accountant for details on exactly how that would work for you.

If you want to donate, the pantry is located downtown at 221 Second Street and takes donations from 2-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Extra Proctor and Gamble Insert this Sunday!

Thanks to Latonia for sharing this information with me!

Proctor and Gamble announced via e-mail that they would be including an additional insert in this Sunday, October 16th's newspaper. The insert will have over $39 in coupons!

Proctor and Gamble will also donate $.02 for every coupon redeemed towards breast cancer research. What a win-win for everyone.

I will send a reminder on Facebook Saturday and Sunday morning. Don't miss out!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Average Price of Milk and Cheese

In the October 2nd Wilmington Star News Newspaper, there was a short column on page 1E from Amanda Lisk on economic indicators, listing average prices for items. For the grocery section, prices were listed for two common items- milk and cheese. I found it very interesting to take a look at those prices and see how they compared to what I usually pay.

Milk- The Price Was Given for Milk Prices on September 29
1 Gallon Whole Milk
Food Lion: $4.49
Lowes Foods: $3.99
Harris Teeter: $3.99
Walmart: $3.98

Personally, I thought those prices were outrageous! Food Lion clearly has the highest price by $.50. If you were going through two gallons of milk per week, over the course of a year you would pay $52 extra dollars just on milk alone! Over ten years, you'd overspend by $520!

Those prices also go to show how much you will pay if you don't buy on sale. I always buy milk on sale, so I never see those kind of prices. Harris Teeter tends to put it's milk on sale every couple of weeks or so. It is currently on sale this week at Harris Teeter for $2.97 per gallon. What a big difference! That is $1.52 less than Food Lion's quoted price and $1.01 less than Walmart's quoted price. 

Also, every Tuesday in October and through the first Tuesday in November, The Fresh Market grocer in Mayfaire is doing $2.99 Tuesdays. For only $2.99 you get a gallon of Hormone-free milk with a limit of four gallons. That's a great deal for what is normally very expensive milk.

I always say when you see a deal to stock up! That way, you will have plenty until the next sale comes around so that you never have to pay those high prices listed above. Stocking up is a little more difficult to do with milk, although I have been told that it freezes well. A tip I was given is to pour a little out first before freezing so that it doesn't burst in the freezer and to wait until completely thawed before drinking.

Truthfully, you could probably get away with not worrying about freezing milk and simply buying it on sale. Usually, milk will be on sale somewhere each week. Just wait for the sale and get enough gallons to last your family, keeping the expiration date in mind.

Finally, she listed American Cheese Single Slice Prices-store brand (16 slices-12 oz)

Food Lion: $2.39
Walmart: $2.36
Lowes Foods: $1.99
Harris Teeter: $1.97

Again, Food Lion wins award for highest price! Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods had pretty much the same price,, both around $.40 less than the others. This goes to illustrate something I often share in my workshops- that Walmart does not always have the lowest price. In Walmart's defense, they do say they will price match if you bring in the other grocery store's ad.

These prices from the article were on store brands, too. Imagine if they had been name brand and you used a coupon on the items at Lowes Foods and Harris Teeter. Those two stores would double your coupon, thus beating Walmart and Food Lion's prices by far! I personally have found this to be the case more often than not. Contrary to popular belief, I tend to spend a lot less at Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.

Certainly, there is nothing wrong with shopping at Walmart and Food Lion if you prefer. Just keep in mind that you are usually going to pay extra for the pleasure of shopping there!

Celebrating my 100th Post Drawing Results!

Hello All!

Last week I celebrated my 100th post! To celebrate, I did a drawing for a free one year subscription to All You Magazine, drawn from all members of my Delly's Deals blog.

The winner is.....................Dawn Westenbarger!

Congratulations, Dawn and please email me at to claim the subscription. Thank you to everyone for reading. Please stay tuned for more drawings and announcements ahead!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Star News Versus News and Observer

Not much can top last week's coupons! Last week, both newspapers were LOADED! It took me quite some time to cut them all (even using my time-saving method), so this week a break was definitely welcome.

There were pretty decent coupons this week. I checked several copies of both the Raleigh News and Observer and the Wilmington Star News. I found two inserts in the Raleigh paper, and one insert in the Wilmington paper. The Wilmington insert was very thin, so I highly suggest the Raleigh one if you can get your hands on it.

My Wilmington paper had one Smart Source insert. It was a smaller version of the Raleigh Smart Source insert; I did not see any additional coupons in it that weren't already in the Raleigh paper. Let me know if you did.

My Raleigh paper had a Smart Source and a Red Plum. As a bonus, there were Olive Garden coupons on the back of the Smart Source and Subway coupons on the front of the Red Plum!

Highlights of the Smart Source insert include a coupon for a FREE Dr. Pepper TEN 2 liter. This was also found in the Wilmington insert. Even better is the "Try Me Free" Fleischman Homemade Bread coupon in the Raleigh Smart Source! That alone is worth the cost of the entire newspaper! Interestingly, the same coupon is included in the Wilmington paper but instead of "FREE" it says ".75 off." $.75 off is still a very generous coupon, especially if the bread costs $1.50. I have no idea how much the bread costs, though.

I also liked the Butterball Turkey bacon and sausage coupon, the Carpet Fresh coupon for $1 off (wait for it to go on sale for $1 and it will be free). I also liked the Nature Valley Granola thins coupon in the Raleigh Smart Source for $.75 off. In addition, I saw some Dole Fruit Smoothie coupons in the Raleigh paper and Dole Fresh Fruit single serve coupons. Finally, I noticed a "try me FREE" rebate for Lysol wipes in the Raleigh Smart Source. I did not see these in the Wilmington insert.

The Raleigh Red Plum was thinner, with only a few decent coupons. There was medicine- Dimetapp, Mars Candy coupons, Pupperoni for dogs, and Land-O-Frost bistro favorites deli meat that looks interesting. Nothing to get too excited about, but still definitely worth the $2.00 for the paper.

Overall, not a bad week, especially considering the freebies you can get in this week's paper, especially the Raleigh News and Observer!

Friday, October 7, 2011

How to Cut Coupons Faster

I've been wanting to share a video on how to cut coupons faster. I thought back to this past Sunday where there were four inserts in the newspaper. While I love to see all of those inserts, sometimes I dread cutting them!

Watch this 5 minute video to see my short cut for cutting coupons. If you have a time-saving tip for couponing, please feel free to share it with me and the readers either here or on my Facebook page!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

IHOP Free Scary Face Pancake Day

 My daughter, last year on IHOP's free scary face pancake day.

My children participated in this last year so I was happy to see it again this year. On Friday, October 28th, all day long, bring your children 12 and under to IHOP for a FREE scary face pancake. It's fun how they do it- they give your child all the items on the side and they can decorate the pancake as they see fit. It was a lot of fun! Last year they got whipped cream, strawberries, candy corn and chocolate pieces to decorate with.

No purchase is necessary; however I did order a stack of pancakes to enjoy for myself! They do have, after all, pumpkin pancakes during this month as well as all you can eat pancakes for $4.99.

Finally, this is kind of interesting- if you register here, you can get a wake-up call reminder from IHOP on the morning of the free pancakes. The phone call will come from Count Spatula, lol......I'm going to register A.) for the fun of it and B.) so that I don't forget about free pancake day!

For those in Wilmington, IHOP is located on Market Street headed south, near Costco. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Burger King Booklet- $1 for $8 in FREE Food!

Going on right now at Burger King locations in Wilmington is the discount booklet sale. It's a pretty neat little deal. Pay $1 and you get a coupon booklet with $8 in free food coupons. Included in the booklet are:

4 FREE value size fry coupons
3 FREE soft serve ice cream cone coupons
1 FREE small soft drink or icee

I know that McDonalds used to do something similar to this for the beginning of the school year. Some people buy the booklets then pass out the coupons as Halloween treats. Also, if you were going to treat a group of kids, either your own or maybe a sports team or something, this would certainly be an economical way to do it!

I don't think there's a limit on how many you can buy. I bought four today at the drive-through. The coupons don't expire until December 31, 2011, so there is plenty of time to use them.

Finally, the coupons are sold to benefit education through the BK Scholars Program, which has donated over $15 million dollars. So, if you are having any guilt about buying fast food coupons, perhaps you can justify it by knowing that you are saving money and helping a great cause!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dove/Unilever Promotion Going on this Week

Today I finally got around to taking advantage of a promotion going on this week for Dove and Unilver products. Unilever makes products such as Degree deoderant, Dove, Axe for men, and Vaseline lotions. This was a welcome promotion for me, since my children have sensitive skin and have to use Dove. I also use it. 

Ironically, we ran out of Dove three weeks ago and finally, last week, BEFORE the promo started my husband told me to stop waiting and please go to the store and buy some Dove for the kids, lol......I had been waiting and waiting because I knew a sale was coming. Unfortunately, I went on to CVS and spent $8.99 on a six pack of Dove, which I hated to do. At least I used some CVS Extra Care Bucks that I had earned to pay for it with. Of course, after I bought it, the promo started two days later at Harris Teeter.

Going on in several stores this week is the Dove/Unilever promotion. At Harris Teeter, if you buy $15 worth of those products, you will get $5 instantly off your bill at checkout. At the drug stores, specifically CVS, if you do the promo, you will buy $15 worth of the products and then after you pay you will get back a CVS Extra Care Buck for $5, which is basically money that can be used inside of CVS for other products. The promo is also going on at Rite Aid and works the same way as CVS- buy $15 worth, and get back $5 in +UP rewards after you pay, which can be spent inside of Rite Aid on something else that you need.

I personally did the deal at Harris Teeter today because I would rather get the $5 off right away than have to pay and then get it back at the drug stores. See below what I did at Harris Teeter:

I bought:

2 6-packs of Dove (12 bars)
1 Dove for Men Body Wash (smells soooo good!)

I used:
2 coupons from the Raleigh Sunday paper Red Plum insert for $.75 off; these both doubled
1 coupon from the Raleigh Sunday paper Red Plum insert for $1.00 off

At the register:
$5.00 came off my total bill before I paid

Total out of pocket: $10.12!!! (that included $1.12 of tax)

Normally, with no sale and no coupon, those items would have cost $24.62! Keep in mind that I just paid $8.99 the week before for the same size of Dove from CVS.

Be sure that when you do these promos, you get the items specifically mentioned in the store sales flyer or on the shelf that qualify. It is certain sizes and brands, but there were plenty to choose from. You can see the flyer from Harris Teeter here. The promotion is listed in the CVS and Rite Aid flyer there as well.

If you want to do the deal at Harris Teeter, you will need to go today, as today is the last day of the promo there. I would have done it sooner, but I had to wait for the coupons to arrive in the paper on Sunday. If you miss the promo at Harris Teeter, you can still do the deal at CVS or Rite Aid through Saturday. Just remember that at the drug stores, your $5 credit will not come off until after you pay and you will actually get it back in the form of a store coupon. You could then turn around and use that $5 to buy something else you needed.

One last thing about these promos- you only have to buy $15 worth of product BEFORE the coupons! Isn't that great news? So, as long as the products add up to $15 first, you can then apply coupons to lower what you actually pay. That's why I love these promos so much. As an added bonus, all of the matching coupons were in Sunday's newspaper, so if you got the paper on Sunday, you are good to go!

ADDENDUM: Food Lion is participating in the Unilever Promo this week, October 5th- October 11th. Your coupon will not double, but you can still use them to bring down the cost on the items and still get $5 off $15 purchase!

Celebrating my 100th Blog Post!!!

Today marks my 100th Delly's Deals blog post! I can't believe how fast 100 posts has come around and I am amazed at what Delly's Deals has turned into.

Firstly, I should thank you for sticking around with me this long! When I wrote my first post back on April 1st of 2011 (exactly six months and two days ago), I wasn't quite sure what I was doing. All I knew was why I was doing it- I really wanted to talk about coupons and saving money! I wanted a place where local couponers could come to find information on what's going on here in Southeastern NC. To my surprise, I have had readers from all over the world, including Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Russia! I'm not sure if they even coupon in all of those places, but I'm still glad to have you as readers! I have truly enjoyed sharing deals and information with all of you and look forward to continuing to find interesting savings-related information to post about.

In celebration of my 100th post, I will be doing a fun giveaway for a FREE, one-year subscription to All-You Magazine! For those who are unaware, All-You Magazine is the best magazine out there for couponers. Not only does it have interesting articles, but it is also LOADED with coupons each month! I believe there are normally around $100 worth of coupons each month in the magazine. Not only that, but they are great coupons- high value ones and lots of food coupons. There is also a table of contents in the front of the magazine with all of the coupons listed, in case you need a reference later.

The best way to get All You is to subscribe on their website here or  here on Amazon. The price is the same. There are specials on the magazine run by various websites throughout the year, but Amazon consistently has a good price on the subscription. Currently the price is $19.95 for 12 months, which comes out to $1.66 per issue. You will certainly cover that cost in one issue's worth of coupons. I do know that All You can be found in Wal-Mart; however, I hear it tends to sell out. Please let me know if there are additional locations where you have found All You Magazine.

In order to quality for the drawing, you must be a follower of my blog. Many of you follow me on Facebook, but since I am celebrating my blog this week, I will draw names specifically from followers of the Delly's Deals blog. It is easy to follow me- simply look to the right and click the "Join this Site" button. You will then be directed to sign in with either your Google, Yahoo or Twitter ID. It is easy to join and once you do, you will be notified each time I write a post. This way, you are sure to get any info about sales that I may post right away and be one of the first to know! 

I will draw names for a winner from all of my followers next week, Monday, October 10th, around noon and I will post the winner here first.

Again, thank you so much for reading. I am honored to have you as a reader and please do stick around, as I have some exciting developments for Delly's Deals headed our way in the next few months!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Free Lunch at Macaroni Grill this Friday!

I would print this one soon before it disappears! Free lunch this Friday at Macaroni Grill from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. if you "like" them on Facebook. 

Go here to their Facebook page, click like and then click on the "Dish" tab. You will then be able to print a coupon to take with you to lunch on Friday!

For those of you in Wilmington, Romano's Macaroni Grill is located in Mayfaire, off Military Cutoff Road. 

I already printed mine with no problems, so maybe I'll see you there!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Star News vs. News and Observer!

The first weekend of the month is a great time to get coupons!

Today's Wilmington Star News newspaper had four inserts- Red Plum, Smart Source, Proctor and Gamble, and a special Pepsi Moments to Save insert. They proudly displayed $148 value on the front cover of the newspaper!

The Raleigh Star News had only two inserts- a Red Plum and a Smart Source. I did not see the Proctor and Gamble nor the Pepsi Moments to save, and I looked through several papers. The two inserts that were present were fairly thick and full of coupons.

The Moments to Save TM insert from Wilmington paper was nice; it had $20 worth of coupons for things like Tostitos Chips and Salsa, Frito Lay Chips, Trop50 Juices, Lipton Iced Tea, Starbucks Frapuchinnos, and Quaker Cereals and Oatmeals. Oatmeal is on sale this week at Lowes Foods, so I'm looking forward to stocking up on those. Actually, Lowes Foods is running a Moments to Save TM sale on all the products that match up to the Moments to Save TM sale coupon booklet in the paper today, so check it out!

The Red Plum insert was definitely thicker in the Raleigh paper. There were more coupons in it, such as lots of Dove coupons. This week, Harris Teeter is running a promo on Dove where you get $5 off instantly at the register if you buy $15 worth of Dove, Unilever Products. You only have to meet the $15 BEFORE coupons! So that means you could buy $15 worth of products, then use the coupons from the Raleigh paper (many will double) to lower your total and you will STILL get $5 off at the register! My kids have sensitive skin and we have to use Dove, so I plan on stocking up. It is so expensive if you have to buy it when it's not on sale or running a promo. Dove products for men also count and there were coupons for it.

Other coupons from the Raleigh Red Plum that I liked were $.75 off Snuggle Fabric Sheets, which I love to use and $1.00 off All detergent. I did not see the Snuggle coupon in the Wilmington Red Plum insert.

On to the Smart Source inserts. The Smart Source insert in both papers was a real gem today! Actually, looking through the Smart Source insert made it feel like fall (might be the weather, too). I saw lots of baking needs coupons today, such as Reynolds Wrap, Eggland's Best Eggs, Baking Cuups, Baking Powder. I also saw the Ricola cough drops and Little Noses saline drops, which are invaluable when my kids have colds. Also in Smart Source were Franks Red Hot Sauce, Tyson Chicken Strips, Campbell's Soup, Swanson's Chicken Broth, Viva Paper Towels (EVIC special this week at Harris Teeter so with coupon it's only $3.77), Cottonnelle toilet paper, 2000 Flushes and SO MANY more! The Raleigh paper had slightly more Smart Source coupons but both papers had a good variety.

Today I bought two of each paper, due to the huge variety of coupons. Be sure to check your sales flyers at your grocery stores this week and next, because I imagine there are going to be a lot of coupon match-ups coming from these newspapers today!

Until next week......

Harris Teeter Sunday Specials!

Harris Teeter has consistent with offering Sunday only specials for the past few weeks. Perhaps this is something permanent? That remains to be seen, but I love it for now!

Their Sunday specials for this week are:

Coke 2-Liter Products $.88 each, limit 4 

Harris Teeter Your Home Ultra Big Paper Towels $.88 each, limit 4

Harris Teeter 32 oz Yogurt $1.57 each, limit 2

Harris Teeter 12 oz package Fully Cooked Turkey Meatballs $1.99 each, limit 2

This would be a great opportunity to stock up on sodas for the any upcoming gatherings you might have such as football season or holiday gatherings. 

Also, I just used my last paper towel today, so the paper towel special couldn't have come at a better time! A few months back, Harris Teeter had in the newspaper some paper towel coupons for $3.00 off a big pack of Harris Teeter paper towels. I may see if they will let me use it on the paper towels. If so, I will pay only $.52 for four paper towel rolls! I don't know if it will work, so I won't get too excited, yet!

I did a coupon workshop on Friday (thank you to Angele for hosting!) and she served some wonderful BBQ sauce meatballs. She has inspired me to try some meatballs of my own, so this sale on HT meatballs will be the perfect opportunity to try those out!

Remember, Sunday specials really are Sunday only, so get in there today!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Softsoap for 9 Cents!

 On Friday morning I got my Harris Teeter EVIC e-mail. EVIC deals are deals that Harris Teeter sends to each person just for their VIC card and are usually limited to two items per card. 

Often, people get many of the same EVIC offers. One offer I got this week was for 8 oz or larger Softsoap for $1.49. I can buy up to two at that price. You may have also gotten that same deal, so check your e-mail.

Last night I found a coupon for $.70 off of one 8 oz or larger Softsoap. This will double, making the Softsoap only $.09! You can print the coupon twice. Print it here. (It's on the 4th page). 

I had no problem printing the coupon, but let me know if for any reason you do!

First of the Month means- Print More FREE coupons!

The first of the month means many things to different people, but for me it means lots of coupon news!

First of all, don't forget your Sunday paper tomorrow. It's supposed to be have several inserts inside, including the monthly Proctor and Gamble insert, so you definitely don't want to miss out. Get there a little earlier than usual, as people tend to buy multiples on the first of the month.

Secondly, first of the month means that printable coupons have been re-stocked! This means that any coupons that you want to print from my website should all be available, even if you had already printed your limit in September. I saw 48 coupons for foods and beverages alone! I suggest going ahead and printing any that you like and putting them in your binder, so that you have them in case they "sell out." Sell out means that so many people print the coupon that the manufacturer pulls it, so it's a good idea to go ahead and have it.

I skimmed the coupons and a couple that caught my attention are:

$.75 off Gold Peak Tea
$.50 off Lucky Charms
$.75 off 2 Yoplait Kids Yogurts
$.50 off 2 Yoplait Greek Yogurts
$1.00 off Lactaid Lactose-Free Yogurt
$.75 off one Kashi Frozen Entree
$.75 off one Smart Balance Milk
$1.00 off one Macaroni Grill Frozen Entree
*I won't list them all but I saw lots of Scrubbing Bubbles and cleaning product coupons, too!

One last thing to remember is that many of these also have match-ups to digital coupons that are found at,, and from Harris Teeter EVIC email. Remember, you can use a digital coupon and a paper coupon on the same item, which really racks up the savings!

Look to the left side of my blog and click "see all coupons" to print them!