15 posts categorized "Groceries"

04/27/2014

The Amazon Prime Pantry!

Amazon-Pantry savvy shopper

 

The Amazon Prime Pantry!

For more than a year, Amazon has taken steps toward attracting grocery shoppers by offering some of the best discounts we've ever seen on everything from bathroom tissue to healthy snacks for the kids. They have done this with a combination of "Clippable Coupons" you click under the item picture combine with their popular Subscribe and Save service which discounts your purchase by 5%, and more importantly free shipping regardless of how much you spend.

To give you an idea just how big these combined discounts can be, here are just a few of our favorite Amazon grocery deals from the past week or so:

1.) 24 Rolls of Scott Towel Mega Roll Paper Towels $18.69 after coupon and S&S Service.

2.) Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth Treatment Easy-to-Use Foam for $27.99 after $10 off coupon and S&S Service.
 

3.) 12-Pack Chicken of the Sea Premium Wild-Caught Pink Salmon, Skinless and Boneless for $10.74 with S&S Service.
 

4.) Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill (648 Count) for $10.37


5.) Scott Extra Soft Double Roll Tissue (9 Count, Pack of 4) for $14.65 after coupon and S&S Service.


The biggest advantage of the Subscribe and Save Service is that while you are signing up for a monthly delivery of a product, you can cancel delivery immediately after your first order ships. This means that you get the 5% discount (though we have seen bigger discounts on select items) and free shipping even if you only order the item one time. If you sign up for the Amazon Mom program, your discount is frequently 20% off on baby items in addition to any coupon which may be available.

Furthering their reputation as "the everything store" even more, Amazon now introduces the Amazon Pantry.

The design of this new program allows Amazon Prime members to receive up to 45 pounds of grocery products for just $6. But don't think you have to calculate the weight yourself. All you do is sign in to your Prime account and head to the "Pantry." From there you click on "Start Filling Your Prime Grocery Box" to do just that. As you add items, an icon will appear and tell you what percentage of your box has been filled. An informative video is currently available at the Pantry to help you get started.

As we find combined discounts, we'll post the best of them on our site. Of course, Every day, you'll find all the best deals from Amazon and around the web at Crazytowndeals.com.

 


Amazon Pantry!! (Hot Link!)

 

06/19/2013

Amazon News

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We have to confess that Amazon is the first place we look when we're looking for a bargain. Competition has increased from retailers like Walmart, Target, and especially Best Buy. Yet
somehow, Amazon is still king in the online world of shopping. As deal finders, we tend to keep a close on what's going on there so that we can pass great deals on to our shoppers. But we're shoppers too, and saving money still excites us, and that's probably the biggest reason we're always keeping an eye on what's going on at Amazon.

With a whole new generation of Kindles on the market, we were wondering how the company might make money on the whole Kindle craze. Jeff Bezos has given more than a few hints that downloads are key to their strategy in this regard. In other words, they make their money on entertainment. In spite of this, there are still plenty of books available to download for free. The Kindle Fire HD is a "steal" at $199, because of it's versatility and quality. We have seen it on sale for $20 off already a few times this year, and hope to see it drop even further. Like everyone else, I suppose we'll wait and see.

We still think an Amazon Prime membership is one of the best bargains in the world of digital entertainment. For a current price of $79, you get a full year of benefits. These include tons of movies and TV shows you can stream at Amazon Instant Movies at no additional charge. My favorite benefit is two day shipping on many items is included, and there is no minimum to get it.
This can be a big advantage when you're picking up an item that goes for less than their usual $25 shipping threshold.

The coupon deals of late have been a real revelation. Some of the more exceptional deals we've featured on our site include a two pack of Pantene that typically goes for about $9 at the
grocery store for just $3.55 shipped to your door, and 16 double rolls of Charmin Basic for $7.34 with free shipping. Barilla pasta has also been in the coupon section, with very low prices and free shipping, as have Oral-B products, Scott Towels, Dove products, Gain detergent, and hundreds more brands that you'll recognize. But they do more than discount food and beauty products, of course. We've also seen unbeatable prices on brand name electric shavers very cheap thanks to a coupon. The good news is there's nothing to cut. An item with a coupon discount will show as such, provided you are signed in to your Amazon account, and all you need to do to use it is "clip the coupon" by clicking on the icon beneath the item picture.

If you enjoy your television the TV Deal of the Week has been excellent lately. Amazon has featured popular shows like Smallville, Rome, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire and many more at sizable discounts, most in fact, at the best price on the web at the time of
posting. Many of the best deals we've seen on popular programs on DVD and Blu-Ray have been at Amazon over the past few months.

Amazon has the world's most anticipated gaming systems available for pre-order.
Though prices haven't dropped yet, of course, there are some advantages to ordering them through Amazon. Order the Playstation 4 (ships on December 31, 2013) and you have some options. You can order the console by itself for $399.96 with free shipping or as a bundle with either Battlefield 4 or Killzone and they'll throw in a free PS Plus card so you can start playing online immediately (worth $49.99) absolutely free of charge. The Xbox One Day One Edition is available as well and a commemorative controller and more at no extra payout on your part. Most shoppers won't pay tax upon purchase either, and with bigger items like these, we know that makes a difference. 
Finally, one of the best Video Game deals of the year is still available at Amazon. If you buy the 25th Anniversary Edition of Madden at the same price as it goes for elsewhere
($99), you'll get 17 weeks of NFL Sunday Ticket for free. If you call Direct TV and ask how much it will cost you to get the NFL service alone, you may hurt yourself from the shock. Trust us, it's in the hundreds. We have no idea how long this deal will continue to be available, so you might want to take advantage if you're interested.


There's always something new going on at Amazon. Keep us bookmarked and we'll keep you informed.
 
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Where can I find black Friday deal sites? http://www.blackfridaycentral.com/ is the site you want to see for hot black Friday deals in 2013 2014.

02/18/2013

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons!

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My Mother told me that she doesn't shop online because she loves using coupons. I felt obligated to inform her that coupons have been prevalent on the web for quite some time. And the best part is that you'll never get a paper cut "clipping" a coupon online. Taking advantage of an online coupon is one of the easier things to do on your computer. If you can copy the coupon and paste it in to a box, you'll get the discount. Before I could explain this to Mom, I saw that she was smiling innocently, and I realized that I was looking at the one person on Earth who would never shop online. So I surrendered and kissed her on the cheek.

On our site, we regularly post coupon codes for all sorts of great retailers. This week we feature a 50% off Clearance Coupon for Nautica, a 70% off Clearance Coupon from Lane Bryant, Coupons that get you cheap magazine subscriptions, a 15% off Coupon for Kohl's, and many more. But our favorites lately have come from Amazon, where no coupon code is required.

This week alone, we've highlighted very low prices from Amazon on dish Liquid, Dove Face Care products, Cheer Detergent, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and more. The deals change daily, but we are finding very good ones every day. The Subscribe & Save Service there saves you even more, giving you an additional 5% discount and automatic free shipping with no minimum required. There is no code to copy and paste to use a coupon at Amazon. You simply scroll down on the item page and click the "Clip this Coupon" link to get your extra discount.

So bookmark Crazytowndeals.com and check back often to save on everything from apparel to trash bags. Your wallet and your fingers will thank you!

Jerrito

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http://huludeals.com/category/free_trials/ (Fee Hulu Plus Deals)

02/06/2013

Fazoli's $1 Fettuccine Alfredo on Feb 7, 2013 (COUPON)

Fazolis deal

Sure we love to post great deals on everything from electronics to clothing at CrazyTownDeals, but one thing we really do love is... food. Who doesn't right? 

Facebook Coupon

Thursday FEB 7 is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day and Fazoli's is offering them for only $1.  Coupon is required. 

This coupon isn't limited to a single order so I guess.. you could use as many coupons as you need?

Anyway, enjoy this Fazoli's Facebook Coupon

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11/07/2011

Clorox Liquid Bleach 96-Fluid Ounce Bottles Deal (Pack of 6) $10.10 w/ free shipping and handling.

**EXPIRED**

I'm not quite sure how long this is going to last at Amazon since there really isn't an expiration date as far as we can tell.  The current price at Amazon.com for Clorox Liquid Bleach 96-Fluid Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) is only $11.88. If you Sign up to Subscribe & Save your price falls to $10.10 and shipping is free.
You can cancel the Subsribe & Save service right after your order ships if you don't want to continue the service.

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04/20/2011

April 21 Groupon - $20 for a General Mills Sampler Pack, Coupon Book and Shipping

We thought you might want to see the Groupon deal for April 21, 2011 one day in advance.

Here you go. The deal is $20 for a General Mills Sampler Pack, Coupon Book and Shipping.

The page is live now, but you won't be able to buy this until 12:01a central on Thursday, April 21

12.8 ounce Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
13 ounce Reese's Puffs cereal
12 ounce Kix cereal
12.8 ounce Cascadian Farms Organic cereal
5.8 ounce Fiber One 90-Calorie Chewy Bars
5.8 ounce Hamburger Helper
11 ounce Green Giant Corn Niblets
9.5 ounce Old El Paso Tortilla Stuffers
5 ounce Fruit Roll-Ups
10.5 ounce Chex Mix Muddy Buddies snack mix
17.5 ounce Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix
13.7 ounce Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken dinner kit

Here are the coupons that are included in the book:


$1 off 2 Nature Valley Granola Bars
$1 off 2 Chex Mix Snack Mix
$1 off 1 Bisquick
$1 off 2 Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies or Bars
$1 off 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Goods
$1 off 2 Pillsbury Frozen Baked Goods (ex-Savorings)
$1 off 2 Suddenly Salad
$1 off 2 Old El Paso
$1 off 3 Hamburger Helper
$1 off 8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups
$1 off 2 GoGurt, Trix or Splitz Yogurt
$1 off 2 Cheerios
$1 off 2 Adult Cereals
$1 off 2 Kids Cereals
$1 off 1 Kix Cereal

 

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01/09/2011

Spend a little, save up to $1,400 with a Sunday paper

Spend a little - save a lot.  Sure sounds good.  Today it really works just as well.  The Sunday paper ka-plopped on my front walk this morning, and the news was rolled around $1,400!  Oh, I wish those were dollars bills, but next-best-thing - real savings!

The ad circulars and coupons today hit many of the items I would normally buy, a few I werer thinking about (like a Bissell steam cleaner) and promised a free meal (IHOP, here I come):

There is a free deal on a full-sized Aveeno Daily Moisturizer valued at $10.99 when you buy three participating products from Aveeno, Lubriderm, RoC and Clean & Clear. You'll get a coupon by mail for the lotion. In the same Johnson&Johnson coupon circular you will also see a coupon good for a free refill pack of Clean & Clear Morning Burst Surge cleanser.  And check out the price reduction with coupon on Aveeno and Clean & Clear products listed in the Rite Aid circular - here's your chance to really stack and save.

Here are just a few more to get you out shopping:

Buy one, get one free with coupon on the line of BIC disposable razors.

Looking a Bissell steam and sweep cleaners? There's a rebate coupon good for up to $30 on Bissell products.

Between rebates, coupons and bargains listed in the ads and circulars found in this Sunday's paper, you could save over $1,400.   OK, I'll probably save about $50 and throw in a couple of freebies, the number could go as high as $70 - not bad when you're weekly food budget is $50.

It's true that many coupons and deals are now available online and via your mobile phone - and yes, I get 'em here - as well.  But, it's a pain in the coupon clipper to pull from these multiple sources.  The newspaper's circulars spread out messily on the kitchen table are a nice habit and a convenient method of reviewing offers - and that's a cheap person talking, not a staff member of the Daily Press.  My greatest bias is towards saving a buck.

If you're not already a subscriber, you can call 247-4800 or go online by clicking here to start your savings!

01/06/2011

Groceries for $50 a week? Is $50.26 close enough?

I shopped at Harris Teeter and also a local one-shop grocer, Game's Farmers Market today in search of the $50 nirvana - a week's worth of edible breakfasts, lunches and dinners for fifty bucks.  Yea, I have some staples on hand, so this wasn't a totally 'clean' exercise - but, whoa nellie - the bill was $50.26.  I am happy and maybe a bit surprised.

Lessons for the week are, of course, commonsensical:

Scour the grocers' ads

Plan your meals by the cheapest items you can get (not by your cravings...sigh)

Use coupons - but  only for item you really would normally get or want to have on hand

Keep a $10 around for 'stock ups' - when you see a good deal, pounce

The majority of my shopping this week was at Harris Teeter - for the double coupon values and big deals.  I scored free 'Texas' garlic toast, free Kraft parmesan cheese, free fettucine noodles, a free liter of Pepsi, Quaker oatmeal for $ .65 with double value coupon and two jars of peanut butter for $1.34 after sale and double coupon value.  All told $36.74 was shaved off my purchase price here at this store.  Gotta warn you - two out of the four free items advertised in the Super Meal Deal were off the shelves one day after the promotion began.  Be sure to visit the Customer Service Desk to determine your store's preferred method for substituting items.  I also placed those substitutions at the front of my cart and let the cashier know first thing (if you've ever worked retail, you know how frustrating it can be for the cashier to sort out these kinds of kinks after everything has been rung up).

I also shopped at Game's Farmers Market on Harpersville Road in Newport News. This is a no-frills, no-nonsense, great people, even better prices kind of family operation.  No one in town can touch the quality or the price on their meats.  Today I picked up a pork picnic cut for slow cooking for $5,87, ground beef for $1.81 and chicken thighs for $1.73.   Game's also has Chex brand cereals at $2 a box.  Once an item is placed on sale here, it stays on sale until all that particular stock is gone - a nice touch.

Will the meals really be any good?

Outside of any limitations found in my cooking skills, the menu is looking good:

Breakfasts: Baked oatmeal with fruit and cream, scrambled eggs western style, cereal, potato, cheese and egg frittata

Lunches: Homemade cream of celery soup, homemade onion soup, PB&J sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, tuna salad and egg salad

Dinners: Pork barbecue with coleslaw, spaghetti with meat sauce, stuffed cabbage rolls, pork fried rice and vegetable stir fry, onion, mushroom and cheese quiche, baked chicken with roasted vegetables, chicken pot pies

Desserts to tide over the sweeties in the house: brownies, homemade vanilla pudding, homemade cream puffs (filled with cream and leftover pudding), bread pudding, cuccidatti cookies (fig and date filled pastry cookies; my aunt sent us a dried fruit plate for Christmas)

Always available: fruits and vegetable for juices as well as raw for nibbles

The biggest expenditure just may be time.  I like to spend a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen - it's a warm, welcoming world on a cold day.  I also work a second job and an afternoon free can be difficult to schedule - as I'm sure it is for many Savvy Readers with children and other responsibilities.

Over the next few weeks, I will also look at ways to keep the budget to the $50 mark while using  some prepared foods and/or finding additional shortcuts to cooking. 

As always, your comments are more than welcome - we Savvy Shoppers need to band together!

Happy hunting, good eating, better living to all!

 

 

 

In Honor of 1-11-11: Buy one get one free deals around town

Savvy Readers may have noted that I'm attempting a noble and necessary experiment with my family food budget - I am trying to hold the line at $50 a week for food for two.  I am already a fairly good penny-pincher and I do tend to cook from scratch.  Today I'm hunting out the best sales and will stock up on some items accordingly.  Next week, I'm looking for the lowest cost per serving foods I can find. More on that next week, but for now, let's get back to the BOGO:

The BOGO - 'Buy one, get one free' deals are flying fast and furious this week. There are a few Web sites that attempt to consolidate the offers for you:

Sampling of BOGO Web sites:

BOGOfetcher -  this site puts links to all the BOGO participating retailers on one page - pretty much the same thing as spreading out the sales circulars from your Sunday paper.  Useful in a pinch, but not as much fun as the 'Sunday hunt.'

CouponSurfer - has a range of offers and free samples, but not a whole lot in the BOGO category.

Ebates - presents all coupons in one listing, so you have to read each retailer's offer; not bad if you have time to kill, but not very efficient either.  Ebates.com does offer cash back rewards ranging form 1-30% of the amount you spend with the featured retailer.  I used this for some holiday shopping and got some cash back from spending with Barnes & Noble - sweet.

Now on to the actual BOGO deals this week - here's a sampling of what you can find:

Groceries

SavvyLeslie notes that this might be a really good time to shop Harris Teeter: there are BOGO's, 'buy 2 get 3 free' deals and Super Double coupon values.  All the items on sale are found in yesterday's Daily Press.  If you've left that copy on the coffee table at home and you're at work, you can sneak a peak at the listings by clicking the e-VIC HT link  I combined that search with some Sunday paper coupon clipping and here are the items I'm going to stock up on: 

Kleenex facial tissue BOGO (plus I have a copuon for 50 cents off (which means $1 off) with any 3 - an item that my house really needs this week!

V-8 Splash Juice 2 for $5 just became 2 for $3 with this link to a coupon on the Campbell's site or with the same coupon found in the Sunday paper's coupon circulars; The $1 coupon is good for $2 through Tuesday.

HT Meal deal: Buy 2 Prego pasta sauces and get garlic toast, parmesan cheese, noodles and Pepsi for free - a $9.91 savings on items we would normally keep in stock at home. Plus, use the coupon found in Sunday's paper for Prego sauces and you will save an addition $1.20 with HT's double value offer.

Now, how about buy 1 get 2 free?

Harris Teeter small pack fresh chicken breast

Even beter, better BOGO - buy 2 get 3 free deals good through January 11:

Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice

Chicken of the Sea 5 oz. Chunk White Albacore Tuna

Not a BOGO, but for e-VIC members: You can score Lean Cuisine entrees for $1.77;  Note if you just sign on to e-VIC today, you will NOT be eligible for today's specials; you will be an active member and eligible for next week's specials.

Are you using Kellogg's Special K products in a weight loss program? HT is running a special: Buy any 4 Kellogg's Special K cereals, bars or crackers and automatically receive one free - a value up to $2.50.  Use the coupons in Sunday's paper to add another $2 or more to your savings.

I'm headed out to the grocery later today and will report back just how much I spent and saved. 

Vitamins

Walgreen's is offering BOGO promotions now through January 8 on select vitamin and supplement manufacturers. Click here for the online shopping link (free shipping on orders of $25 or more).  I'll be stopping in Walgreen's for the Centrum vitamins offer - $1.50 off my Centrum Silver purchase plus $1 coupon from Sunday's paper brings the total price down to $5.99 for 100 count.

Here's a better than BOGO pricing on fresh produce from Farm Fresh:

Ninety-nine cent deals on one pound bag of baby cut carrots, sleeved celery, iceberg lettuce and 8-10 ounce whole white mushrooms.  There are  pot roast and cream of celery soup on my week's menu plan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/23/2010

Bargain bubblies and other wines for holiday parties

It may seem counterintuitive, but in actuality many supermarkets and retail wine stores offer wine sales mid-November through mid-January.  That sparkling wine we tend to bring out for Christmas and New Year's is a loss leader for many stores  - and that means, a big bargain for you.  Here are some tips to maximize your savings:

  • There are really tasty wines suitable for holiday gatherings available for about $10 a bottle.  Consumer Reports publishes their holiday wine bargains each year during December and this year, they suggest 22 'best buys' between $4 and $15 per bottle.  Check out their 2010 favorites
  • If you can afford to plunk down $60-100,  'buy bulk' or at least, buy your wines by the case - most stores will offer a discount on a case (usually, that's 12 bottles, 750 ml. each) of wines
  • Toasting with champagne?  This year, try an alternative sparkling wine at a savings of 50 percent or more when compared witht the cost of a good French champagne or other sparkler.  Here's a rundown of bubblies that can cost you somewhere between $7-17 per bottle (compared with $29-125 per bottle for champagnes):

Like a dry wine with toasty, lemony flavor?  Try a Spanish cava or and Italian prosecco.   Both are dry, crisp and citrusy and both types of wine sell for about $10 a bottle.

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Like something a bit sweet? Go with the Italians - spumante or moscato d'asti.  Here the prices  range from $6-16 per bottle for a honeyed taste and the scent of peaches and tangerines.

 



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