Monday, December 22, 2008

January All You Coupons

Here is a preview of the January All You coupons. You can purchase this magazine at Wal-Mart for less than $2. If you are going to use the coupons listed it will more than pay for itself. It does seem kind of light on coupons this month... Click on the image to enlarge.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Upcoming Coupons

There will not be coupons in the next two Sunday's papers due to the holidays. However, the first Sunday in January is always LOADED with coupons. There will be 4 inserts, plus a P&G insert.

With the new year, there are TONS of coupons related to New Year's resolutions, and then of course we have the Super Bowl to look forward to. Expect some promos for that at Fry's and other stores.

Here is the January 2009 Coupon Schedule:

Jan 11, 2009 SS & RP
Jan 18, 2009 SS & RP
Jan 25, 2009 SS & RP

Although there will be a few weeks off, it will be made up in January. Enjoy the break!

CVS: Sunday and Monday only Deals--17 FREEBIES!

Listerine antiseptic 16.9oz $2.99 get $2.99 limit 5

Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine nail Color $5.99 get $5.99 limit 2
Use: $.50/1 from 9/28 SS

Arm & Hammer Essentials starter kit $2.99 get $2.99 limit 5
Use: $1/1 from 12/14 insert

L'Oreal HIP Metalic eye shadow duos $6.99 get $6.99 limit 2
Use: $2/1 from 10/5 RP

ThermaCare neck to arm heatwrap 1ct $2.49 get $2.49 limit 3

Right Guard Professional solid 1.8oz or aerosol 6oz $6.00 get $6.00 limit 5
Use: $.55/1 peelie

Zipfizz energy 3ct $5.99 get $5.99 limit 1

Excedrin Express Gels 20ct $3.99 get $3.99 limit 1
Use: Printable

Alteril sleep aid 30ct $9.99 get $9.99 limit 1

Halls Naturals 25ct $2.59 get $2.59 limit 1

EAS AdvantEdge bar 2.11oz $1.69 get $1.69 limit 1

Zantac 150 8ct $4.99 get $4.99 limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 9/21 or 10/26 SS

EAS AdvantEdge shake 4pk $7.49 get $7.49 limit 1

Benefiber drink mix 16ct $7.29 get $7.29 limit 1
Use: $2/1 from 10/19 or 11/16 SS

Iceland Health joint relief 60ct $29.99 get $29.99 limit 1

Slimquick 2pk 4oz total $4.99 get $4.99 limit 1

Sleepinal 32ct $8.49 get $8.49 limit 5

Prinable Coupons Links

One of the Moderators from PYP has compiled a list of TONS of printable coupons from various sites. Some of the coupons include the Johnson's Buddies Bars (which you can get FREE at Target, Walmart, and CVS). 

Click here for the link.

Freebies and Cheap at Fry's

Life Savers Gummies 10 for $10
USE: $1/1 from 10/19 SS
Final Price: FREE

Pillsbury Grands: $1.00
Use: $.40/1 from 11/23 SS
Final: FREE

Pillsbury Crescents: $1.25
Use: $.25/1 from various SS inserts
Final: $.25

Del Monte 50% less Salt: $.88
Use: $.30/1
Final: FREE

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes: $1.00
Use: Various from 11/16, 12/7, and 12/14 SS
Final: FREE

Idahoan Potatoes: $1.00
Use: Printable
Final: FREE (YMMV)

Cool Whip: $1.00
Final: FREE (at the link you have to sign up, then open the snowball cake recipe there will be a link to print coupon)

Cottonelle TP: $.99
Use: $.50/1
Final: FREE

Monday, December 15, 2008

Free Admission to Disney Parks on Your Birthday!

I already posted about free admission, but you have to check out this video...

If you know me, you will know this made my day... :) You can also personalize it and send to friends. Enjoy!

During 2009, get free admission into Disney Parks on your birthday. Click here to register.

Click here and here for more ways to save on your next Disney vacation!

Disclaimer: I am a Disney fanatic and I post lots of deals relating to Disney, and Disney Vacations. :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Best Grocery Deals 12/10-12/16


Clementines, Cuties 3lb bag $2.77
Use: Cuties, 3 lb. bag .55/1 (12-31-08) SS-12/7
FINAL PRICE: $1.77ea

C&H Brown or Powdered Sugar 2lbs $1.67
Use: C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 (12-31-08) RP-10/12
C&H Sugar product, 2 lbs. or larger .35/1 (1-31-09) RP-11/16

Nature's Own Bread $2.00

Use: Nature's Own bread or buns $1/1 (2-28-09) SS-12/7

Huggies Jumbo Diapers or Training Pants $6.99
Use: Huggies diapers, any $1/1 (12-14-08) SS-11/16
Huggies Diapers, any $1/1 (1-4-09) SS-12/7
Huggies Supreme diapers, any jumbo or larger $1/1 (12-14-08) SS-11/16
Huggies Supreme Diapers, any jumbo or larger $1/1 (1-4-09) SS-12/7
HUGGIES SUPREME or HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers TWO (2) Jumbo Packs or ONE (1) Big Pack Save $2.00 printable @
Pull-Ups Printable $2/1
FINAL PRICE: $4.99-$5.99
These are regularly around $10 at Wal-Mart, so this a GREAT price! Diapers haven't been this cheap for awhile (for name brand) so stock up.


Barilla Pasta 10 for $10
USE: Barilla Whole Grain Pasta .50/2 (12-14-08) SS-10/19
Final Price: .50


Kraft Mac & Cheese .50ea

Cottonelle Toilet Paper 10 for $10 (still on sale?)
USE: Cottonelle Toilet Paper, any 4-Pack or larger .25/1 (12-13-08 ) SS-11/16 HERE
Final Price:FREE

Idahoan Potatoes 10 for $10 (thru 12/30)USE: Possible Printable coupon HERE (the value of the coupon depends on your answers to the questions)OR .40/1 Printable HERE
Final Price: FREE

Bar-S Franks 16oz $1.00
USE: Possible .25/1 Printable @
Final Price: FREE


Kellogg's Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts $2.49 - $1.00 instant savings (wyb in combinations of 5) = $1.49
USE: Kellogg's Pop-Tarts toaster pastries, any flavor 8 ct. or larger .55/1 (1-3-09) RP-11/9
Final Price: .49

Kellogg's Corn Flakes 18oz or Frosted Flakes 4 oz $2.29 - $1.00 instant savings (wyb in combinations of 5) = $1.29
USE: Kellogg's Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Cocoa Krispies, Frosted Flakes Cereal or Kellogg's Cereal Straws, any flavor 8 oz. or larger $1/1 (12-21-08) RP-11/9
Possibly several $1/1 Printables HERE
Final Price: .29

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats 18oz $2.49 - $1.00 instant savings (wyb in combinations of 5) = $1.49
USE: Kellogg's Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini-Wheats, or Crispix Cereal, any flavor 10 oz. or larger $1/1 (12-31-08) RP-11/9
Possibly several $1/1 Printables HERE
Final Price: .49

Kellogg's Smart Start 17.5oz Cereal $2.88 - $1.00 instant savings (wyb in combinations of 5) = $1.88
USE: Kellogg's Smart Start, Special K or All-Bran Cereal, any flavor 11.4 oz. or larger $1/1 (12-21-08) RP-11/9
Possibly several $1/1 Printables HERE
Final Price: .88

Knorr Lipton Sides or Veggie Plus 10 for $10
USE: Knorr Product any .55/1 DND (12-15-08) LV3-9/7 (may not double)
Knorr Rice or Pasta Side Dishes, any .75/2 (12-28-08) RP-10/5
Knorr Side Dishes, any .75/2 (1-11-09) RP-11/16
Final Price: FREE - .50

For more of this week's grocery deals and updates, visit PYP.

Monday, December 8, 2008

P&G eSAVER Now Available at Safeway

P&G eSAVER has added Safeway to their list of participating stores. eSAVER coupons are clipless coupons that are loaded to your store shopping card. It is also available through Fry's. Click here to load coupons.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grocery Deals

I am leaving town early in the morning and will be gone all weekend. Due to finals for my courses, I have not had too much time to post (or shop for that matter). Please check PYP for this week's grocery deals. I will try to post CVS and Walgreen's deals when I get back. There are some decent CVS deals if you need to use your ECBs from Black Friday.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Boutique in Mesa

Update and a Few Deals...

I have been taking a little break from shopping. I was avoiding the stores last week with all of the holiday shoppers. 

There haven't been to many new deals to report due to the holiday ads. 

Fry's has 1/2 gallon milk for $1. I like to stock up when these are on sale and freeze them in my deep freeze.

Walgreen's has All 2X detergent for $1.79 with in-ad coupon.
Final: $.79

Don't forget to use your Fresh and Easy coupon at Fry's and Albertson's.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

$10 off $50 Safeway Coupon in Today's Paper

Don't miss the $10/$50 Safeway coupon in today's Arizona Republic.

You can use it at Safeway, Fry's or Albertson's.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

CVS Coupons

Don't forget to scan your card at the coupon scanner/price checker. Today I got a $10/$50 which I combined with the Coke/Wall-E deal and the duracell batteries. It made my batteries FREE! I also got a $1/1 any cosmetic product which will be helpful the week of Thanksgiving and for the CVS Black Friday deals.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Save $10/$25 at JC Penney

Use this coupon to save at JC Penney.

Use coupon online code: JCP.

Fry's 11/19

Fry's is tripling, quadrupling coupon and accepting competitor's coupons through 12/30.

Potatoes 5 lb bag: $.97, limit 4

Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat 9-10oz: $3.33
Use: $.55/1 from 10/5 RP
Final: $2.33

Fry's Milk: $1.87

Kroger Shredded, Bar or Deli Thin Cheese 6-8oz 50% off
Use: $1/1 bar 8 oz from Cell Fire or $.45/1 from Shortcuts
Final: Varies

Mountain Dairy Egg Nog 64oz: $2.99
Use: $1/1 from Cell Fire or
Final: $1.99

Reddi-Wip Topping: $2.00
Use: $.50/1 from 11/16 SS
Final: $1.00

Idahoan Mashed Potatoes 4-4.1oz $1.00
Final: Varies

Campbell's Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup: $.75
Use: $.25/4 from 11/9 SS
Final: $.50

C&H Brown and Powdered Sugar: $1.67
Use:  $.35/1 from 10/12 or 11/16 RP
Final: $.67

McCormick Grinders $1.00
Use: $.25/1 from 11/2 RP
Final: FREE

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetable Blends 10-16oz: $1.00
Use: $.35/1 from 10/12 SS
Final: FREE

Martinelli's Sparkling Cider 25.4oz: $2.50
Use: $.50/1 from 11/2 RP
Final: $1.50

Old Orchard Juice Frozen: $1.00

Huggies Diapers, jumbo pack $9.99
Use: Various from 10/26 and 11/16 SS, Cellfire, and Shortcuts
Final: $8.49-$8.99

Reynolds Foil, Wrap and Bags: 25% off
Use: Various from 11/2 RP, 11/9 and 11/16 SS
Final: Varies

Cottonelle: $.99
Use: $.25/1
Final: FREE

Del Monte 50% Less Salt: $.88
Use: $.30/1 from 11/16
Final: FREE

Competitor's Coupons:


Challenge Butter: $1.48
Final: ??

Hormel Bacon: $1.48

Blue Bunny Ice Cream: $1.48
Final: ??

Go to Pinching Your Pennies for more deals.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Fresh and Easy Coupon, EXP 11-23

Click here to print $6/$30 coupon.

Too bad I just went to Fry's RIGHT before I saw this coupon. You win some, you lose some... :)

All You Magazine December Coupons

Here are the coupons in the December issue of All You magazine. Subscribe at All You

You can also find All You at Wal-Mart. It is not available at any other store. It costs around $2.00.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Using Coupons...

  • It’s okay to miss a deal. The deals will come around again.
  • If the store is out, get a raincheck. It is not a big deal unless you need the item.
  • Don’t buy an item just because it is on sale and you have a coupon. You will end up spending more money this way.
  • It is not worth it most of the time to make a trip to a store for one free item. The sales tend to cycle through the stores. Pick your favorite store and stick with it.
  • Not everyone spends the same amount for groceries, or buys the same items. Don't compare your savings to everyone else. Compare how much you are saving to how much you spent before. It's okay to spend more than $40/week on groceries.

More Deals at Fry's + Competitor's Coupons

There were several coupons in today's ads that will make for some great deals at Fry's.

Walgreen's In Ad Coupons:

Puff's Facial Tissue: $.99, Limit 2
Use: Puffs, any size .25/1 (11-30-08) P&G-11/2
Final: FREE after quadrupled coupons

Skippy Peanut Butter: $1.50, Limit 4
Use: $.60/1 from 11/16 RP
Final: $.50

Blistex: $.99, Limit 3
Use: $.25/1 from 11/16 SS
Final: FREE

Safeway In Ad Coupons:

Kellogg's Poptarts: $1, Limit 3
Use: $.55/1 from 11/9 RP
Final: FREE

2-Liter Pepsi or Coke: $.69, Limit 3

Other Good Coupons From Sunday Insert:

Cottonelle: $.99
Use: $.25/1 from 11/16
Final: FREE

Ragu: ??
Use: $.25/1 from 11/16 RP
Final: $1.00 off, price varies

Del Monte Canned Veggies: $.88
Use: $.30/1 from 11/16 RP
Final: FREE

10 Item Mega Event Items:

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes: $1.00 WYB 10
Use: $.35/1 from 11/16 SS
Final: FREE

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix: $1.50 WYB 10
Use: $.40/1 from 11/16 SS
Final: $.50

C&H Sugar: $1.50 WYB 10
Use: $.35/1 from 11/16
Final: $.50

Prescription Coupons

There were two prescription coupons in today's paper.

Target: $10 gift card with any NEW or transferred prescription. Exp. 12/2.

Walgreen's: $25 gift card with any transferred prescription. Exp. 2/15/09.

New to CVS Scenarios

New to CVS? Try this:

Transaction 1

Buy 4 Glade Glass Scents ($2.50 each)
Use: 2 BOGOs
Pay $5 oop, get $5 ECB

Transaction 2

Buy 1 L'oreal Age Perfect ($15.99)
Use: $1/1 
Use: $5 ECB (from 1st transaction)
Pay: $9.99 OOP, get $15.99 ECB

Transaction 3

Buy 4 Duracell ($5.99 each)
Use: 4 $.75/1
Use $15.99 ECB
Use: $4/$20 CVS q
Pay: $.97 OOP, get $15 ECB for next time!

Transaction 4

Buy 6 Coke 12 Packs ($3.33 each), get $10 off Wall-E
Use: $15 ECB
Pay: $14.99 for 6 12 packs of Coke + Wall-E

See the rest of my CVS deals and coupon match-ups here.
To get the $4/$20, register for e-mail updates.

Post your CVS Scenarios on your blog and share them here!

CVS: Week of 11/16

L'Oreal Age Perfect Pro Calcium: $15.99, get $15.99 ECB
Use: $1/1 from 10/19 SS
Final: FREE + Overage after ECB

Soft&Dri, or Dry Idea Deoderant: $2.99, get $2 ECB, Limit 5
Use: $.50/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: $.49 after ECB

Glade - PlugIns Refill Twin pack ($3.99)  
Glass scents candle (2/$5)
Scented Oil Refill ($2.99), $5 ECB wyb $10, Limit 5
Use: Various q's from 10/12 and 11/2 SS
Final: Varies

Buy 4 Glass Scents
Use 2 BOGO
Pay $5 oop, get $5 ECB
Final: FREE after ECB

Duracell Batteries: $5.99, Buy $20, get $15 ECB, Limit 3
Use: $.75/1 from 11/16
Final: $5.96 for 3 after ECB
This is a unusual and GREAT deal on batteries! If you are new to CVS, use your $4/20 for an even better deal. Roll the $15 each time to pay only $5.96 OOP.

Coke 12 Packs: $3.33, buy $20 Coke, get $10 off Wall-E
Use: 6 $1/1 from (if you have points for q)
Final: $2.33/12 pack wyb 6 + $10 off Wall-E
I would have bought Wall-E anyway, so if you look at the $10 off going towards the Coke, it makes it only $.67/12 pack.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Recipe for Philidelphia Cream Cheese

Since Pasta and Cream Cheese have been on sale, I found a recipe using this items. It comes from Kraft Foods. They have lots of recipes using items that we get on sale. If you haven't yet, sign up for their free Foods and Family magazine. It has tons of great recipe ideas as well as quick meal solutions.

Fettucine Alfredo

What You Need:

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
8 oz. fettuccine, cooked, drained


MIX cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, butter, white pepper and garlic powder in medium saucepan; cook on low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended.

TOSS with hot fettucine.

Go here for direct link and easy printing options. You can also save it to your online recipe box.

Walgreen's: 11/16

Skippy Peanut Butter: $1.50 each (with in ad coupon)
Use: $1/2 from 10/5 RP
Final: $1 each

Bertolli Frozen Meals: $6, earn $2 RR
Use: $1.75/1 from 10/19 or 10/26
Final: $3.25 each
These are really good!

Chex Mix: $.99
Use: $.50/1 from 11/9 SS
Final: $.49
If you really want Chex Mix or have rebates/RR you can use this is a good deal. However, if they go on sale at Fry's for $1.00 they will be free.

November Free After Rebate

L'oreal age perfect pro-calcium radiance perfector 1.7 oz. up to $19.99 limit 1
Use: $2/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: FREE + overage after rebate

Almay one coat mascara up to $6.99 limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 8/3 or 9/14 SS
Final: FREE + overage after rebate

My Savings at Fry's

  • 12 Nestle Tollhouse Chips
  • 6 DanActive Yogurts
  • 6 Activia Yogurts
  • 4 Swiss Miss
  • 4 Land O Lakes Butter
  • 6 C&H Sugar
  • 3 Hefty One Zips
  • 6 Breyers Ice Cream
  • 2 Evaporated Milk
  • 3 Phili Cream Cheese
  • 6 Idahoan Potatoes
  • 2 lbs bananas
  • 1 lb deli ham
  • 1 powerade (used it as a filler)
  • 1 Live Active Oatmeal (free from
Total Spent: $13.35
Total Saved: $193.46

That's a 93% Savings!

Free Pop-Tarts

Pop-tarts are on sale for $1.00 at Basha's (thru 11/18).

Use $.55/1 from this past Sunday's insert to get them FREE!

More FREE Cottonelle

Tomorrow's paper will have another $.25/1 Cottonelle Coupon. 

Since Fry's is currently doing quadruple coupons, these will be free. (Sale price at $.99)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cellfire Coupons and Fry's

Update: I bought the free oatmeal a few weeks ago, and I was able to upload the coupon to get another free box. So, it seems like the deals are available every 1-2 weeks. Keep checking to take advantage of these great deals!

You can upload coupons to your cell phone using CellFire.

They currently have restaurant, entertainment, and grocery coupons.

If you have an IPod Touch or IPhone you can upload CellFire from the app store.

There are coupons to Fry's that will be loaded to your Fry's shopping card, including:
  • $.50/1 Cottonelle 4 pack
  • FREE box of Active Instant Oatmeal
There are also coupons for video rentals, etc.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fry's: 11/12-11/18

Fry's is honoring competitor's coupons as well as doubling/tripling coupons through 12/2.

Print a $6/$30 Fresh and Easy coupon here.

Fry's is continuing their 10 Item Mega Event this week.

Fry's 10 Item Mega Event
Buy 10 participating items and receive $5 off your order instantly. Limit 3 rewards per transaction.

Final price assumes you bought 10 items.

Carnation Evaporated Milk: $.50
Use: $.50/2 from 9/14 RP
Final: FREE

Arrowhead 3 liter Water: $.50
Use: $.75/3 from 8/24 RP
Final: $.17 each

Swiss Mix Cocoa: $.50
Use: $.50/2 e-coupon loaded to Fry's Card or $1/2 printable
Final: $.25-FREE

Betty Crocker Potatoes: $1.00
Use: $.35/1 from 10/5 SS or $.40/1 from 9/14 SS
Final: FREE

Quaker Oats 18 oz: $1.00
Use: $.50/1 from 9/7 RP
Final: FREE

Hefty Storage Bags: $1.00
Use: $.55/1 from 9/28 RP
Final: FREE

Colgate Toothpaste: $1.00
Use: $.75/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: FREE

Dial Liquid Soap: $1.00
Use: $.30/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: $.10

Bic Razors: $2.00
Use: $2/1 from 10/12 SS
Final: FREE

C&H Sugar 5lb bag: $1.50
Use: $.35/1 from 10/12 RP
Final: $.50

Land O Lakes Butter: $1.50
Use: $.55/1 printable
Final: $.50

Nestle Morsels: $1.50
Use: $.50/1 from 9/14 RP or 11/2
Final: $.50

Other Grocery Deals

Fry's Dozen Eggs: $.99, limit 2

Swanson Broth: $.67
Use: $.25/4 from 11/9 SS
Final: $.48

Walmart Deals

Prices Vary by Store.

Goody Ouchless Hair Products: $2.12
Final: $.12

Nestle Hot Chocolate: $1.00
Final: $.25

Green Giant Frozen Steamers: $1.08 (shelf marked $1.27, but rang up $1.08 at QC Walmart)
Use: $1/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: $.08-$.27

Progresso Soups: $1.50
Final: $.40

Go to Money Saving Mom or The Centsible Sawyer for more Wal-Mart Deals.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New $6/$30 Fresh and Easy Coupon

Go here to print a new Fresh and Easy Coupon. Good through Nov. 16.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Great Deals for Little Einstein Fans

Target has the Pat-Pat Rocket this week for $22. It retails for $39.99. has the Alaska Mission Playset and the Egypt Mission Playset that go with Pat Pat Rocket for $5.99 each. The regular retail on these is $19.50 each.

These would make great gifts for Christmas if your toddler loves this show as much as mine.

Also, if you have other toy shopping needs for Christmas, you could combine the Target deal with a $5/$50 toy purchase coupon that came in a Target mailer.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Coupon Class

Thank you so much to everyone who came out today! I look forward to hearing about all of your great savings.

I am planning another class because I have had such a huge response. Unfortunately due to time constraints and materials required to put on the class, I am not able to offer it for free.

The cost for future classes will be $15/person. This will include all handouts and beginners guide with everything you need to get started and more. The classes will have freebies, door prizes, and tons of great information.

Keep in mind that my classes give you the tools to cut your grocery bill in at least half. There is no ongoing subscription fee. It will pay for itself in your first trip to the store.

I have not set a date for my next class, but if you are interested in attending please send me an e-mail at if you would like to be notified. 

If you would like to host a class, I will come to you with a minimum 10 participants. If you host a class, the fee will be waived for the host.

I will also provide 1 on 1 workshops to suit your schedule for a fee of $25.

If you can't make a workshop or would just rather read information, look for information on purchasing materials soon.

If you have attended a class and would like to submit a testimonial/quote, e-mail it to me at

Happy Shopping!


CVS: Week of 11/9

Garnier Fructis Hair Care: $2.99, get $2.00 ECB, Limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 10/5 RP
Final: FREE after ECB

Palmolive Dish Liquid: $1.49, get $1 ECB, Limit 5
Use: $.25/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: $.24 after ECB

Hershey's Bliss Chocolate: $3, buy $20, get $10 ECB, Limit 1
Use: 3 $2.50/2 from 9/14 SS
Buy: 6 Bliss Chocolates plus 4 Hershey's Singles (on Sale for $.50 each)
Final: $.41/bag plus the 4 chocolate bars after ECBs

Listerine Agent Cool Blue: $3.99, get $3 ECB, Limit 5
Use: $.50/1 from 10/5 RP
Final: $.49 after ECB

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter: $1.59, get $1.59 ECB, Limit 1
Final: FREE after ECB

Non-ECB Deals:

Bayer Aspirin, 24-36 count: $1.50
Use: $1/1 from 10/26 RP
Final: $.50

Sunday and Monday Only:

L'Oreal Revitalift Anti-Wrinkle Serum: $11.99, get $11.99 ECB, Limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 10/19 SS
Final: FREE + Overage after ECB

St. Ives Body Wash: $3.99, get $3 ECB, Limit 4
Final: $.99 after ECB

Walmart Coupon Policy

Here is Wal-Mart's coupon policy:

Wal-Mart Coupon Policy

Wal-Mart accepts the following types of coupons (see guidelines below):

  • Manufacturer coupons (Cents Off)
  • Free merchandise (or manufacturer's Buy-One-Get-One-Free) coupons
  • Store coupons
  • Pharmacy (Advertising and Promotional) coupons
  • Internet coupons
  • Soft drink container caps

The following are guidelines and limits:

  • Wal-Mart only accepts coupons for merchandise we sell and only when presented at the time of purchase.
  • Coupons should have an expiration date and be presented within the valid dates. Wal-Mart will not accept expired coupons.
  • Internet coupons should be legible and say "Manufacturer Coupon." There should be a valid remit address for the manufacturer and a scannable bar code.
  • Only one coupon per item is permitted.
  • Use of 40 or more coupons per transaction will require approval by Customer Service Manager.
Direct Link:

I recommend printing it and taking it with you to the store in case you run into any problems.

CVS Raincheck Policy

Dear Kolina Romney:

Thank you for contacting CVS/pharmacy. I am in receipt of your e-mail concerning coupons. I can help you with this.

If you have a coupon that offers more off than the CVS sales price the coupon should be accepted and adjusted.

Coupons can only be used one time. Unfortunately when a coupon is scanned and states that it has been used, then we cannot accept it. I do apologize for the unprofessional manner in which the store manager handled this issue.

There is a policy for rainchecks on ExtraCare buck items. If the item has an Extra Buck offer, then the Extra Buck offer is subtracted from the sale price on the raincheck.

Again, thank you for contacting us with your concerns. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


Kathy Tobin
Customer Relations

Thursday, November 6, 2008

CVS 11/2: My Scenarios

I went to CVS today and did the following:

1st Transaction:

2 packs Pampers Easy-ups: $20.00
Used: $10 ECB from previous week
Used: 2 $2/1 Pampers Easy-ups q's from a mailer
Total OOP: $6.86
Earned: $5 ECB

2nd Transaction:

10 Icebreakers gum
Used: 5 $1/2 from 9/7 SS
Used: $5 ECB earned from pampers
Total OOP: $.11 (tax)
Earned: $5 ECB for next time

YTD: Saved $2555

Go here to see suggestions for beginner scenarios for this week.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My Savings at Fry's

Here's what I got at Fry's today:
  • 14 Evaporated Milk
  • 6 Quaker Oatmeal
  • 6 Colgate Toothpaste
  • 9 Hefty OneZip Bags
  • 18 Arrowhead 3 liter water
  • 3 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
  • 6 Tylenol PM
  • 1 lb Land O Lakes butter
  • 1 Gold Medal Flour
  • 6 Beech Nut Juices (Thanks, Deanna)
  • 12 Idahoan Potatoes
  • 4 Boxes Fruit Snacks
  • 1 bag sugar
  • 3 Hall's cough drops
  • 3 Cottonelle TP
  • 6 Tic Tacs
  • 2 Powerade
  • 4 Gallons of milk
Spent: $3.98
Saved: $230.56

I did multiple transactions.

I also used the following coupons:
  • Basha's: Gold Medal Flour: $.99
  • Basha's: 4 lb Sugar: $.99
  • Basha's: $4 off wyb 4 participating General Mills items (I did the BC cookie mix and flour)
  • Basha's: Free Land-o-lakes butter wyb 4 GM items (I bought 4 fruit snacks)
  • 2 $5/50 Safeway coupons from the 09 Entertainment book
  • $1 oynso from Idahoan Potatoes (earned it last week)
This is one of my BEST trips of all time! :)

Disclaimer: My last transaction the register somehow took off an extra $5 reward, but they couldn't figure it out so they just let me go. I actually should have spent $8.98 for all of this, which is still awesome! I had a beautiful picture of my trip, but can't upload it... Maybe later...

Go here or here to see the great deals at Fry's this week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fry's 10 Item Mega Event 11/5 Cheap and FREE

Fry's is doubling/tripling coupons and taking competitor's coupons through 12/2.

Fry's 10 Item Mega Event
Buy 10 participating items and receive $5 off your order instantly. Limit 3 rewards per transaction.

Final price assumes you bought 10 items.

Carnation Evaporated Milk: $.50
Use: $.50/2 from 9/14 RP
Final: FREE

Arrowhead 3 liter Water: $.50
Use: $.75/3 from 8/24 RP
Final: $.17 each

Swiss Mix Cocoa: $.50
Use: $.50/2 e-coupon loaded to Fry's Card
Final: $.25 each

Betty Crocker Potatoes: $1.00
Use: $.35/1 from 10/5 SS or $.40/1 from 9/14 SS
Final: FREE

Quaker Oats 18 oz: $1.00
Use: $.50/1 from 9/7 RP
Final: FREE

Hefty Storage Bags: $1.00
Use: $.55/1 from 9/28 RP
Final: FREE

Colgate Toothpaste: $1.00
Use: $.75/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: FREE

Dial Liquid Soap: $1.00
Use: $.30/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: $.10

Bic Razors: $2.00
Use: $2/1 from 10/12 SS
Final: FREE
Tylenol PM: $2.00
Use: $2/1 from 9/7 RP
Final: FREE

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Walgreen's 11/2

Vicks LiquiCaps (Nyquil, Dayquil) 12 ct: $4.49, buy 3 get $6 RR
Use: $1.50/1 from 10/12 P&G
Final: $.99 each after RR

Celestial Seasonings Tea: $1.50
Use: $1/1 from 10/5 SS and $1/2 q from Easy Saver
Final: FREE

Glade Wisp Candle: $5.99
Use: $5/1 q (peelie) and submit for $2.00 Easy Saver Rebate
Final: FREE + overage after rebate

Schick Quattro Disposable Razor: $5.99
Use: $2/1 from 10/5 SS or B1G1 from 10/19 SS PLUS $3 Easy Saver q
Final: FREE-$.99

Almay Mascara: $6.99, B1G1
Use: $1/1 from 10/12 SS + November Rebate (free)
Final: 2 FREE plus overage

CVS 11/2

Crest Pro-Health Whitening: $3.49, get $3.49 ECB, Limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 10/12 P&G
Final: FREE plus overage after ECBs

Ice Breakers Gum: $1, Buy $10 get $5 ECB
Use: $1/2 from from 9/7 SS
Final: FREE after ECB

Pampers/Easy Ups Jumbo Pack: $10, get $5 ECB wyb 2
Use: $1.50/1 from 10/12 P&G
Final: $6 each wyb 2 after q's and ECB's

If you are new to CVS, you can sign up for their e-mail offers to get a $4/$20 coupon.

Deal Idea for Beginners:

Transaction 1:

Buy 1 Crest Toothpaste at $3.49, use $1 q
Pay $2.49 oop, get $3.49 ECB

Transaction 2:

Buy 10 Icebreakers at $1 each
Use 5 $1/2 Coupons
Use $3.49 ECB from Transaction 1
Pay $1.51 + Tax, get $5 ECB

Transaction 3:

Buy 2 packs of pampers at $10 each
Use $4/$20 CVS q (only if you are new, or have recently updated your e-mail address)
Use 2 $1.50/1 q's
Use $5 ECB from Transaction 2
Pay $8 + tax, get $5 ECB

Summary: 10 packs of gum, 1 toothpaste, 2 packs of diapers for $7 after ECBs and coupons!

The trick is to roll your ECBs to get more things that produce ECBs. Save your $5 ECB from the Pampers for next time.

If you are new to CVS, don't forget to scan your card at the card scanner/price checker. It will print good coupons to use on your purchases. They are CVS coupons so can be combined with a manufacturer's coupon.

If you are doing multiple transactions, be courteous to others. If someone is waiting behind me, I will usually let them go ahead.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New York and Company

November 1 and 2: Save $30 on your order of $60 or more

Use coupon code 9496 at checkout.

There are lots of great clearance deals. 

All pants are buy 1, get 1 at 75% off.

Go to New York and Company online.

Sign up for e-mail alerts and you will also receive 20% off.

Hackley Healthcare Equipment

Hackley offers GREAT deals on lots of medical and healthcare supplies.

They have great prices on breast pumps and accessories for nursing moms.

The Medela Pump in Style Advanced is priced significantly less than motherhood stores or Target. I can't list the price, but you can request the price list be sent to your e-mail. 

There is also no tax and free shipping on orders over $50.

Friday, October 31, 2008

My Coupon Class is FULL

I have had a huge response to the coupon class on November 8th. 

It is now full. 

If you are interested in attending a future class, I will consider doing another one in the spring. Please e-mail me at if you are interested in a future class. 

I will also be posting lots of information that will be helpful if you are just starting out. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.



Binder Method for Coupon Organization

Coupon Binder:

I use a binder with baseball card holders to organize my coupons. They can be found at Target and Wal-Mart near the baseball cards for about $5/pack. It is a easy visual way to see all of my coupons quickly.

Here are the categories I use for my binder:

Boxed Foods
Breads and Grains
Deli and Meat
Diet and Nutrition

Feminine Care
Hair Care
Oral Care
Skin Care
Soap and Deoderant
Store Coupons


Pet Care

The first half is food items. The second half is non food items. I used printer labels and placed them on the actual card holder pages. Some like to use dividers, but I think they take up too much space in my already large binder.

I have a small coupon organizer labeled by store that I put my coupons in when I go shopping. I got it for $1 at the Dollar Spot in Target. I believe they still have them there with the back to school supplies. I also have a small one simply devoted to CVS. I have each transaction separted in that organizer and keep all of my CVS CRTs and ECBs in that one.

More on Organizing:

I don't clip all of my coupons. I only clip the ones that I know I will more than likely use. I ask myself if it is something we get a great price on, would I buy it? I will also clip coupons I know I can give to others, or use for charitable donations.

I don't throw away the coupons I did not clip. I have a hanging file folder bin that I got at Wal-Mart for around $8 and I have about 25 file folders. Each week I label a folder with the date of the inserts and place those unclipped coupons in the bin. That way if there is something I want to use that I didn't clip I can easily find it. has a great sortable coupon list (this one originates here in AZ). Click here to get to the list. I can easily see if I have a coupon and which week and insert it came out in. Here are the abbreviations for the inserts:


Money Saving Mom has a great way that she organizes her coupons. Click here to see her method.
Click here to see how another couponer uses a binder. (

You have to do what works for you. Some people don't like the binder because they think it takes too much time. I don't think it takes much time, mainly because I don't clip every single coupon from the paper. I usually file them while I am watching TV.
Happy Clipping!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Children's Sleepwear from Disney Outlet has some great deals on kids summer PJs right now. The short PJ Pal sets are only $3.99.

Stock up for summer, or all year if you live in Arizona. :)

Go here to see what's available.

Get $5 flat rate shipping by entering the code: SPOOKY5

A Few More Freebies at Fry's

Hall's Cough Drops: $1.00
Use: $.50/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: FREE

Tic Tacs: $.50
Use: $.55/2 from 9/21 RP
Final: FREE

Idahoan Potatoes: $1.00
Final: FREE
*WYB 4, you will receive a $1 catalina OYNSO*

My DH went into Fresh and Easy for some bread and to pick up some $5/$20 coupons and said the cashier said they no longer had them. This was at Higley and Ray. Supposedly they are only going out through direct mail, which I won't get until ours opens at Ironwood and Ocotillo next fall. If you have the 09 Entertainment book there are $5/$50 Safeway q's. Let me know if anyone comes across any $/$$ q's since the Fry's promo is running until 12/2.

On another note, I went to Fry's today getting mostly the freebie items and the Moonlight Madness deals. I spent about $30 and saved about $70 (it was 72%). I know that is really good savings, but I kept thinking it wasn't what it should be. That's because I bought the Tinkerbell movie which was $19.99. So, if you take out the movie I spent $10 for a cart full of groceries.

Tinkerbell is probably cheaper elsewhere, but they did have a deal for a FREE box of Disney Fruit snacks when you buy the movie. Wasn't worth another trip to me.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Kraft Food and Family Magazine

Today I got an issue of Kraft Food and Family Magazine.

The next issue is going to be available online, and to promote it they gave me a code to print $5 worth of coupons from Kraft brand products.

They usually have coupons in their issues as well as TONS of easy recipes for busy families. A lot of the recipes feature products that we regularly get on sale with coupons.

Go here to sign up. The magazine is a free subscription.


You can load coupons to your Fry's (Kroger) shopping card through the following websites:

The coupon will come off automatically when you check out. There is a $.50/1 Cottonelle coupon from that will make a 4 pk only $.49.

CellFire Coupons

You can upload coupons to your cell phone using CellFire.

They currently have restaurant, entertainment, and grocery coupons.

If you have an IPod Touch or IPhone you can upload CellFire from the app store.

There are coupons to Fry's that will be loaded to your Fry's shopping card, including:
  • $.50/1 Cottonelle 4 pack
  • FREE box of Active Instant Oatmeal
There are also coupons for video rentals, etc.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fry's Moonlight Madness Sale 10/30

Moonlight Madness - 7 hours only
10/30/08 from 4pm-11pm
*We'll be in costume
*Join us in your costume too
*Kids Cookie decorating
*Free cider & donuts
*Trick or Treat Street
*Sampling Fest through the store

Grocery Specials - valid 10/30 from 4-11 ONLY
Big K 2-liters .37ea - first 6

Reese's or Kit Kat $1.37 - first 4
Use: Hershey's, Reese's or Kit Kat Snack size bags, any 9-22 oz. $1/3 (10-31-08) SS-9/28
FINAL PRICE: $1.04ea + possible catalina if buy $15 worth *NOTE only first 4 will be this price

Bar-S Meat Franks 16oz .57 - first 4 *Possible FREE if still have .25/1 any printables at

Kroger Microwave Popcorn .77 - first 4

Doritos $1.27 - first 4

Little Debbie Snack Cakes .77 - first 4

Thanks, PYP.

Fry's 10/29-11/4

Fry's will be doubling/tripling and accepting competitor's coupons through 12/2.


Blue Bunny Ice Cream: $1.97
Use: $1/1 printable
Final: $.97

Tyson Chicken: $2.50
Use: $.55/1 from 9/7, 10/12, or 10/19 SS
Final: $1.50

Purex Laundry Soap: $2.50
Use: $.35/1 from 10/5 SS or $.50/1 from 8/10 SS
Final: $1.50

Idahoan Potatoes: $1.00
Use: $.75/1 printable
Final: FREE

Spaghettios: $.69
Use: $.40/2 from insert
Final: $.19 each

Cottonelle TP 4 pack: $.99
Use: $.25/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: $.25

Argo Cornstarch: $1.50
Use: $.45/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: $.50

Competitor's Coupons:

Basha's Hot Dog Buns: $.58
Basha's Old Orchard Juice: $.88
Safeway Brand Juice: $.99

Save Money with Reusable Bags

Fry's, Albertson's and Basha's will all give you $.05 off your grocery bill per bag you bring into the store. It applies to plastic or reusable bags. You may need to remind your cashier to give you this discount. Because of this discount, I have had cashiers give me $.10 when I was buying items that were free.

My favorite is the Trader Joe's bags. They cost $.99 and are extremely durable. They will eventually pay for themselves. Mine have been paid for over and over again and I am also keeping plastic bags out of the landfills.

I also use a insulated bag that I got at Costco for my cold items. This is especially nice when you go to a store that is far. It's also great keeping food cold on long trips.

Another favorite bag of mine is the IKEA blue bag. It is only $.59 and I use them for everything from laundry (this is the BEST space saving laundry basket ever) to picking up the toys in the living room and placing them back in the child zone to shopping at IKEA (of course!). They have also proved useful for traveling.

Plus, I really love bags. As a child my mom called me the "bag lady" because I always drug several of the around the house filled with toys and canned goods. I was a born shopper! It is my humble opinion that a girl can never have too many bags.

A Few More Fry's Deals

Idahoan Potatoes: $1.00
Use: $.75/1 printable
Final: FREE

Spaghettios: $.69
Use: $.40/2 from insert
Final: $.19 each

Cottonelle TP 4 pack: $.99
Use: $.25/1 from 10/26 SS
Final: $.25

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fry's is AWESOME!

Fry's will be doubling/tripling coupons as well as accepting competitor's coupons (i.e. Fresh and Easy, Register Rewards, etc.) through 12/2!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

$25 Prescription Coupon for CVS

Today's Republic had a $25 Rx transfer coupon for CVS (it was a sticky on the front cover).

There was also another one for CVS in the actual CVS ad. It does not expire until December.

Keep in mind that Fry's will accept this coupon as well.

So you could transfer it to CVS with one coupon, and then transfer it to Fry's the next time you need it filled.

Keep in mind that once you have transferred it to one pharmacy, you can't transfer it later on back to that pharmacy with another coupon. They will only accept the coupon the first time you transfer it to their store.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Coupon Class RSVP

If you are interested in coming to the Coupon Class on November 8, I need an RSVP as soon as possible.

Spots are filling up fast! E-mail me at

Hope to see you there!

Walgreen's November Free After Rebate

L'oreal age perfect pro-calcium radiance perfector 1.7 oz. up to $19.99 limit 1
Use: $2/1 from 10/5 SS
Final: FREE + overage after rebate

Almay one coat mascara up to $6.99 limit 1
Use: $1/1 from 8/3 or 9/14 SS
Final: FREE + overage after rebate
If you wait until the week of 11/2 for the mascara, these will be BOGO, plus you will still get the rebate on 1.

CVS: Week of 10/26

SoyJoy Bars: $1, get $4 ECB wyb 4, Limit 1
Use: Printable or B1G1 from 9/7 SS
Final: FREE + overage
Does anyone like these, or want mine if I get them...?

Bic Comfort, 4 ct: $4.99, get $4 ECB, Limit 4
Use: $2/1 from 9/14 SS
Final: FREE + $1.01 overage after ECB

Post Your Deals Here:

Cheap TP at Fry's (or Kroger stores)

Cottonelle TP is usually $.99-$1.29 at Fry's.

Right now Fry's is tripling coupons.

There will be a $.25/1 4 pack coupon in the 10/26 SS.

Final Cost: $.25/4 pack

Printable available here for a FREE pack of TP.

Saving Money at Fry's!

Based on this week's sales (Quaker breakfast promo), the $5/$25 Whole Foods Coupon (which expired today), and my $5 catalina from the candy promo here is what I got:

30 Boxes of Quaker Brand cereal
6 Boxes Oatmeal to Go
12 Boxes Green Giant Frozen Veggies
6 Cat Treats (I don't have a cat, but my mom does...)
8 Boxes Puffs Kleenex
6 Boxes Herbal Tea
1 squeeze bottle of lemon juice (not on sale, but I needed it!)
2 lbs. grapes
2 lbs pears

Grand total of $14.99
Saved: $219.58

The lady behind me asked me if I really save a lot with coupons. Yes, yes I do.

Also, keep in mind that I did multiple transactions because of the 3 coupon rule, and a limit of 1 reward per transaction for the Quaker deal.

Happy shopping!

Best Prices List, Version 1

Coming Soon!

How to Save at the Grocery Store

Coming Soon!

CVS for Beginners

Coming Soon!

Walgreen's for Beginners

Coming Soon!

Organizing Coupons with Little Time

I have had to take a step back from my binder. I simply don't have time to clip each and every coupon I use. Here is the method to my coupon madness:

  1. Get a file folder bin.
  2. Put in some hanging file folders.
  3. Disperse about 26-30 file folders throughout the hanging ones.
  4. Don't label anything just yet...
  5. When you get your coupons on Sunday, take the inserts out.
  6. Collate the inserts.
  7. Place the inserts in the first available file folder.
  8. Label the folder with the date (i.e. 8/24)
  9. Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Walla! Your coupons are all organized.

Now, how do you find them, you ask? Click here to view the best deals brought to you by the amazing people at Pinching Your Pennies and contributors. If the coupon says 8/24 SS, go to the file you have labeled 8/24. Find the Smart Source insert and clip the coupon.

Less clipping, more organization...

Now, if you want to search for a coupon, simply go to the PYP Sortable Coupon Link.

Here is how to find your coupons by label (thanks, PYP!):

The date in parentheses is the expiration date.

The information at the end is where the coupon can be found, and the date it was issued:





LV= La Voz

PH= Presna Hispana

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions! If I don't use a coupon that I clipped, I keep it in a small purse sized coupon organizer (which I got at the Target Dollar Spot). I also do CLIP coupons that I KNOW I will use (i.e. the FREE Sara Lee Bread).

Common Couponing Acronyms

YMMV-Your Mileage May Vary

Catalina-Coupon or Money OYNSO that prints after complete transaction

OYNSO-On Your Next Shopping Order


B1G1-Buy 1, Get 1 Free

OOP-Out of Pocket

RR-Register Rewards (Walgreen's)

ECB-Extra Care Bucks (CVS)

WYB-When You Buy

DND-Do Not Double

Coupon Inserts:

RP-Red Plum/Valassis
P&G-Procter and Gamble
IP-Internet Printable

How to Read Coupon Location:

Example: 10/5 SS

This means that is was in the Smart Source Sunday coupon insert, week of 10/5.

Sale at Once Upon a Child

I got this in my e-mail from Once Upon a Child. I LOVE this store. When you sign up in store for e-mail updates you get a $5 coupon. They also have a rewards program.

Click here for more information on this store and other consignment deals from a previous post.

Celebrate Fall at Once Upon A Child - Gilbert
Special Events

Saturday Oct. 25th
Visit with the Incredibles 11:00am - 1:00pm
Play in the Bounce House 10:00am - 3:00pm
Save up to 30% on Selected Items !!

Sunday Oct. 26th - Saturday Nov. 1st
Bring your little goblin for early Trick or Treating !!

Friday Oct. 31st & Saturday Nov. 1st
Huge 50% off Clearance Sale !!

Once Upon a Child, Gilbert
3425 E. Baseline Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 539-1338

Disney Store Costume Sale

The Disney Store at San Tan Village had several of their costumes for 50% off. Get a cheap costume for this year, or save it for next.

If you are planning a Disney getaway, this is a great way to save on a dress for your little princess. They are $65 in the park. Get one at the Disney Store for around $20.

Visit a store or shop online.

Coupon Class, November 8

I promised a fall coupon class, so I finally set a date!

When: Saturday, November 8th
Time: 10:00 am
Where: My home in Queen Creek
What: Learn about how to:

  • Cut your grocery bill in at least half
  • Maximize the benefits of using coupons
  • Get stuff for FREE
  • Work on building your food storage/year supply
  • Utilize FREE resources
  • Organizing coupons

I am NOT selling anything. This workshop will focus on FREE services and resources (i.e. I will NOT be advocating the "subscription" coupon services). The only investment required is acquiring Sunday Paper coupons (which you could get for free from family etc.) and some time (as little or as much as you have to put into it).

The workshop is FREE. It is geared towards beginners, but anyone is welcome to attend.

I live in Queen Creek. Anyone is welcome!

There will be door prizes, and FREEBIES if you bring a friend.

See you there!

Please e-mail me at if you plan on attending and for directions to my home.

I will be unveiling my "Best Price List, Version 1" which features the items we frequently get on sale with coupons so you know what the best prices are.


This blog will be dedicated to great savings at the grocery store, and more!
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