Coupon Database

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How To Get Free Gas At Giant

Outlined below is how I get free gas at Giant and my method for easily determining what each required item purchased will cost me or make me money!  But first, before you call me crazy, here are some things you need to understand:

If you want to really take advantage of the gas deals, sometimes you have to be willing to buy several of the same items. Sometimes the deal is so good (ex. free or a money maker after coupons and gas) that even if it's something you don't need, you might buy anyway.  You can give these items to people who can use them.  If it's a product you use all the time you will wish you had bought more when you finally run out! Don't forget to ask yourself these questions: Can I use 20 cans of olives by 2018? Probably. Will we eat 30 boxes of granola bars by July? Maybe not.

You need to save all your Sunday paper coupon inserts.  Don't clip the coupons yet. Write the date on the front and put them in a file.  As you will see below, you can easily search a coupon database to find the coupons you need.  You may also need to print some coupons.  You can usually print 2 of each coupon per computer.

You can make these deals even better by using a credit card that offer rewards on your grocery purchases but you must pay your cards off each month to avoid paying interest.

You will be using your gas money to get free groceries or you will use your grocery money to get free gas.  Look at it either way you want but you will be spending money on one to get the other free. I like to think that since we will need gas anyway, if I have to buy an item I normally wouldn't it's like a treat, donation or an opportunity to try something new.

Buy the correct items. Double check the ad and match the product on the shelf to the shelf tag and the ad. Check the sizes.

So let's get to it and breakdown these deals that will save you so much money!

When you get your Giant flyer on Sunday you may see something like this:

Save $0.40 per gallon (up to 25 gallons) when you buy any 8 participating items.

1. The first thing I do is determine how much gas I will receive for purchasing the required number of items.  Multiple $0.40 by 25 gallons=$10.00 of free gas when you get 25 gallons.  If you don't have a 25 gallon tank hopefully you have a truck and some gas cans to take full advantage.  If not you will want to multiply $0.40 by XX gallons of gas you can get.  Of course this will reduce your savings.

2. In this particular deal you will get $10 worth of gas for buying 8 items.  Divide $10 by 8 items for $1.25 off each item.

3. Look at the price of each of the participating items and subtract $1.25. Here are a few examples from this week which, unfortunately, aren't nearly as great as some weeks.

Breyers Ice Cream $1.99-$1.25=$0.75 each.
Bandaids $2.99-$1.25=$1.74 each.
Minute Rice $1.69-$1.25=$0.44 each.

4. But wait! You can bring the price of some of these items down even further by pairing them with coupons.  Go to a coupon database and search for a coupon that matches the item.

Take, for example, two items from above:

Bandaids $2.99-$1.25-$1.50/2 Coupons.com coupon=$0.99 each when you buy 2.
Minute Rice $1.69-$1.25-$1 (doubled) coupon from the 3/1 RedPlum newspaper insert=$0.56 Money Maker!

Become familiar with Giant's coupon policy. Some things to keep in mind: You can only use 16 identical coupons in one transaction.  Only the first of identical coupons will double though lately they have all doubled. Some stores double up to $1 and some go higher. 

5. You can do these deals 10 times each in one trip or throughout the week.  Just make sure to buy in multiples of 8 in each transaction up to 80 items.  You will notice there is a Save $0.30 per gallon coupon when you spend $50 this week. This $50 can come from any groceries (not milk, tobacco, lottery etc.) you buy including the gas deal items you are already buying.  That's an additional $7.50 worth of gas.

If gas happened to be $2.80 per gallon today and you purchased 56 items, you would get a free fill-up.  But you don't have to do that. Next week there will be another deal.  Sometimes there are 2 deals. It may look like this:

Save $0.40 per gallon when you buy any 5 items 
AND
Save $0.30 per gallon when you buy any 7 items

Gas points (100 points equal $0.10) expire at the end of the month following the month you earn them. So if you earn points on April 1st, you have until May 31st to use them.   If you earn points on March 31st you have until April 30th to use them. Your receipt will tell you how many points you earned this visit, your total points and how many will expire at the end of the month. If you earn $7 (7000 points) off per gallon and you fill up when gas is $3/gallon you will then have $4 per gallon for next time.  You won't lose your points if you don't use them all unless they expire.

Don't forget your Giant Bonus Card when you shop and fill up!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

1-800-flowers Review of Peruvian Lillies

I have sent 1 800 flowers Peruvian Lillies to recipients for a graduation, a thank you and Christmas.  They would be nice for most other occasions as well.  They tend to be my go to flower gift.  I buy a 50 bud bouquet for $29.99 to maximize my saving with Southwest promo code RR22.  This is the photo of the bouquet from 1-800-flowers.com.


This is a photo of the actual flowers I sent to a relative.


Arrives in bud form.



If you first click through a savings portal like Savingstar you can receive up to 20% back on your purchase.  

Enter promo code RR22 and your Rapid Rewards number and receive 1000 points.  I value these at about $16.70 or $33.40 if you have a Southwest Companion pass.  

Additionally you will earn 10% back in Celebration Rewards

1800flowers isn't economical unless you have Passport.  For $30 you get free shipping all year.  If you send more than 1 gift you've already spent that much on shipping.  Keep an eye out for deals to reduce that cost even further.  

I'll be adding 1800flowers reviews for the following gifts:

Best of Ghirardelli® Gift Basket Review

The Popcorn Factory Sea Salt Slim Popcorn Review
Fanny May Decadent Chocolate Covered Strawberries Review
a-DOG-able Review
Vintage Pressed Glass Jar w/ Jumbo Cashews Review
Premium Cranberry Nut Snack Mix in Cut Glass Jar Review
Personalized Holiday Family Ornament Review
Happy Birthday Deluxe Dipped Pretzels in a Jar Review
Arbor Harvest Fruit Collection-Deluxe Review
Personalized Silver 5x7 Frame Review 
Personalized Woodwick Candle Review

Saving Star Weekend Freebies and Savings!

Two freebies this week with Saving Star!
Jiffy Corn Muffing Mix & Land O' Lakes Cocoa


Also get 20% back on the purchase of bananas!



Don't forget to add all the new coupons.

Learn more about Savingstar here.




Thursday, November 20, 2014

Food Network 18 pc Knife Set for As Low As $20

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Food Network 18 pc Knife Set for as low as $20!  


This item is on sale for $69.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $56 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $15 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $21.52 if you only purchase this one item.  

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $20!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.







Sonicare Duel Handle Series 2 Plaque Control Rechargable Gift Set for As Low As $20

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Sonicare Duel Handle Series 2 Plaque Control Rechargable Gift Set for as low as $20!  

This item is on sale for $69.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $56 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $15 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $21.52 if you only purchase this one item.  

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $20!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.






Cuisinart 7 Cup or SmartPower Duet Food Processor for As Low As $16!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Cuisinart 7 Cup and/or SmartPower Duet Food Processor for as low as $16!  


This item is on sale for $79.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $64 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50

Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $20 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $23.88 if you only purchase this one item.  If you combine deals you can get an additional $4.40 (prorated) Kohl's Cash making the item just $19.48. Example: You purchase this item and something else for $36.  You will have spent $99.99 and earned $30 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $16!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.






Friday, November 14, 2014

Sonicare HealthyWhite Rechargeable Toothbrush Gift Set For As Little As $26!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Sonicare Healthy White Rechargeable Toothbrush Gift Set for as low as $27!  


This item is on sale for $79.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $64 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $10 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $33.38 if you only purchase this one item.  If you combine deals you can get an additional $4.40 (prorated) Kohl's Cash making the item just $29. Example: You purchase this item and something else for $36.  You will have spent $99.99 and earned $30 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $26!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.





Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush For As Low As $62!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Sonicare Diamond Clean Rechargeable Toothbrush for as low as $62!  


This item is on sale for $189.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $151.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $25 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $69.83 if you only purchase this one item.  

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $62.23!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.





SavingStar Weekend Freebies

This weekends SavingStar freebie is a 
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie.



This week's healthy offer is 20% back on your purchase of tomatoes!



Learn more about SavingStar here.  



Monday, November 10, 2014

Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer For As Low As $64

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  You can view the ad hereHere is how to buy the Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer for as little as $64!

  


The item is on sale for $249.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $199.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50 but there is a surcharge.

Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% 
cashback (currently, may go higher) (About Ebates)

Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $50 after mail in rebate.

Final price would be $74.

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $64!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. 
In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been 
able to use on one transaction:

1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. 
Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see 
the rebate forms until the sale starts.


Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer For As Low As $110!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  You can view the ad hereHere is how to buy the Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer for as little as $110!  


The item is on sale for $349.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $279.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50 but there is a surcharge.

Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% 
cashback (currently, may go higher) (About Ebates)

Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $50 after mail in rebate.

Final price would be $132.60 if you only purchase this one item. If you 
combine deals you can get an additional $9 (prorated) Kohl's Cash 
making the item $20. Example: You purchase this item and something 
else for $17.50.  You will have spent $399.99 and earned 
$120 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $109.60!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past 
experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one 
transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. 
Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see 
the rebate forms until the sale starts.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Kitchen Aid Pro 600 Stand Mixer For As Low As $158!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  You can view the ad hereHere is how to make buy the Kitchen Aid Pro 600 Stand Mixer for as little as $158!  



The item is on sale for $499.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $359.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50 but there is a surcharge.

Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% 
cashback (currently, may go higher) (About Ebates)

Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $50 after mail in rebate.

Final price would be $196.89 if you only purchase this one item. If you 
combine deals you can get an additional $3 (prorated) Kohl's Cash making 
the item a $176.19. Example: You purchase this item and something else 
for $17.50.  You will have spent $399.99 and earned $120 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $158.19!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past 
experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on 
one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. 
Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. 
You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.


Norelco Wet/Dry Rotary Model 6500 With Bonus Head For As Low As $11!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  
You can view the ad here.
Here is how to get a Phillips Norelco Wet/Dry Rotary Razor Model 6500 with Bonus Replacement Head for as low as $11!  


This item is on sale for $89.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $71.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% cashback (currently, may go higher)  
(About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $30 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $21.23 if you only purchase this one item.  If you combine deals you can get an additional $6.60 (prorated) Kohl's Cash making the item just $14.63. Example: You purchase this item and something else for $20.  You will have spent $99.99 and earned $30 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item $11.03!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!

My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.




Kuerig Elite K45 Coffeemaker As Low As $46!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday. You can view the ad here.  Here is how to buy the Keurig Elite K45 B40 Coffemaker for as low as $46!  



The item is on sale for $99.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $79.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% 
cashback (currently, may go higher)  (About Ebates)
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.

Final price would be $58.60 if you only purchase this one item.  If you 
combine deals you can get an additional $9 (prorated) Kohl's Cash 
making the item a $49.60. Example: You purchase this item and
something else for $20.  You will have spent $99.99 and earned $30 
Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
 Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this quarter. 
Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item a $45.60!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. In past 
experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been able to use on one 
transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!


My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. 
Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see 
the rebate forms until the sale starts.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Remington Lithium Wet/Dry Shaver and Trimmer Kit A $4 Money Maker!

This is a Kohl's Black Friday deal.  Last year the sale began online on Tuesday.  You can view the ad here.

Here is how to make $4 by buying the  
Remington Lithium Wet/Dry Shaver and Trimmer Kit!  


The item is on sale for $99.99.
Use a 20% off discount code (TBA). Pay $79.99 plus tax.
Free Shipping over $50
Sign up with and shop through the Kohl's link at Ebates to receive 3% 
cashback (currently, may go higher)  
Receive 5% back in Yes2You Rewards. 
Receive $15 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.
Receive $50 after mail in rebate.
Final price would be $8.60 if you only purchase this one item.  
If you combine deals you can get an additional $9 (prorated) Kohl's Cash making the item a $0.40 money maker. Example: You purchase this item and something else for $20.  You will have spent $99.99 and earned $30 Kohl's Cash. 

Extra discounts with these credit cards:
Discover card gives 5% back on online purchases this 
quarter.  Chase Freedom gives 5% on at Kohl's this quarter. 
That would make this item a $4.40 money maker!
Must be signed up for the quarterly bonuses before 
purchasing. 

Additional information:
This year Kohl's began allowing 4 coupon codes instead of 2. 
In past experience these are the 4 types of codes I've been 
able to use on one transaction:
1. $ off $ 
2. % off 
3. $ off $ in a specified department
4. Free Shipping
Only one of each kind is allowed per transaction.
Watch for codes here and in your mail!



My totals do not include your tax.  Kohl's discounts are taken pre-tax. Most of the rebates are limit of 5 but check here first. You will not see the rebate forms until the sale starts.