Archive for May 31, 2011

Homegrown Basil

Oh how I love fresh basil.  What I don’t like is paying $3.99 a bunch each time I go to buy it, so this year I planted my own in my kitchen window.  I paid $1.59 for a pack of seeds, which will supply me with basil all summer long.  Just pinch off what you need, and the plants will keep growing..

Fred Meyer door buster sale today 7a-1p

Sounds like a good time to stop by Fred Meyer if you’ve been eyeing some things waiting on the right price

Extra 15% off Apparel, Shoes & Accessories for men, women & children
Save $5 off any one apparel, shoes or accessories items $14.99 & up for men, women & children
50% off Open Stock Cookware
50% off all Blenders & Juicers
50% off all Quilts
Buy a patio set for $249 or more & save $50
$100 off all Notebook computers

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A Month of FUN Mail

I wanted to share with you all the fun things I received in the mail this month….it really is worth signing up for all those freebies and samples!

Coupon for a free cup of Yoplait Yogurt
Coupon for a free pouch of Uncle Dan’s rice
Coupon for a free Suave styling product
Coupon for a free Kraft Shredded Cheese with a Touch of Philly
A $10 Walmart gift card from the Cottonelle promotion
Coupon for a free loaf of Velveeta ($9 value)
Shout Color Catcher sample
$10 Mastercard from the Kellogg’s promotion
Fred Meyer rewards ($10.61)
Coupon for a free family size Stouffer’s Farmers Harvest entree
Tampax tampons samples
U by Kotex samples
Children’s gardening gloves and carrot seeds from Annie’s Organics promotion
Head & Shoulder’s 2 in 1 sample
Zantac sample
Dove Condition sample
Purex with Zout sample
Coupon for a free tub of Cottonelle flushable wipes
Neti Pot with 2 premixed packets

Every one of these samples came with coupons.  I LOVE checking the mail every day!.

Gleaning 101

Glean: (verb)
1. To harvest (grain) left behind by reapers.
2. To collect bit by bit.
3. To obtain as a result of effort.
4. To gather a return or reward.

We were asked at one of our coupon classes about gleaning.  A friend of mine belongs to the Renton Community Co-Op.  She shares her excess bread with me, and I share our fresh eggs with her.  This co-op gleans from:

PCC Natural Markets: bakery items, gluten free items, dairy, deli salads, pizzas, sub sandwiches
Costco: Bakery items only – muffins, breads, cupcakes, cakes, brownies
Saars: Produce only
Franz: Bakery items only
Panerra: Bakery items – bagels, bread, pastries, cookies (all made fresh that day)

Members are required to drive to one of the gleaning pickups twice a month, and take the items home to divvy up into boxes according to how many families are in their local group.  Once a week, members are required to go pick up their boxes.

There is a lot of food that is not usable and will need to be recycled/composted, but there is more than plenty that is perfectly fresh – and its good stuff like Dave’s Killer Bread and organic dairy products.  A lot of the items gleaned are store overstock, and not necessarily items close to their pull dates.

Annual donations of $30 per household for those financially able are appreciated, but not required for membership.

Click here to learn more about the Renton Community Co-op or google co-ops in your local area..

Rite-Aid BOGO Coupon Policy Change

 Rite-Aid has changed their Buy One Get One Free coupon policy.  You can no longer use a BOGO coupon in  conjunction with a BOGO promotion.

  • Rite Aid accepts Buy One, Get One Free coupons, however only one coupon can be used for each pair of items purchased. A customer can use one “cents off” coupon in conjunction with the item they are purchasing on a Buy One Get One Free promotion (or with a Buy One Get One Free coupon), although the value of the cents off coupon cannot exceed the selling price of the item.
  • Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.


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