Fred Meyer: FREE Cascade detergent + $1.01 moneymaker

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on October 22, 2014

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Get FREE Cascade detergent at Fred Meyer after rebate. Laura sent us this deal and I can’t confirm which detergent package it was but it’s the 14 ct on sale for $3.99 so look for that package.

Cascade Detergent (14 pack) on sale $3.99
Pay $3.99, submit for $5 mail-in rebate from P&G insert
FREE + $1.01 moneymaker

Fred Meyer is happening this week. Here are the other deals you can score:

FREE Tresemme Styling Products

FREE Suave Professionals

Find more Fred Meyer deals here. Get the exhaustive list of Fred Meyer coupon match-ups with a printable list feature here.

Thanks, Laura!

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Patio Fire Pit Cover for $12.73 (Lowest price!)

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on October 22, 2014

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Amazon has the Patio Fire Pit Cover for $12.73 right now. I probably should have picked this up last week before the rain started. Best seller and lowest price on Amazon. This is currently selling for $20 at Home Depot.

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

More ways to save at Amazon:

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Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Pull-Back Vehicle Set for $19.99 (BEST price!)

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on October 22, 2014

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Amazon has the Melissa & Doug K’s Kids Pull-Back Vehicle Set for $19.99 right now. This is the best price I can find right now. Great idea for Christmas.

  • Soft pull-and-go vehicle set for babies and toddlers
  • Includes 4 soft vehicles: school bus, family car, fire truck, police car
  • Soft, lightweight pieces are easy for young children to lift and roll
  • Part of Melissa & Doug K’s Kids toys for babies and toddlers
  • Develops these skills: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, logical, creative, linguistic, emotional, communication and self-esteem

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

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QFC deals for October 22-28

by Angela Davis on October 22, 2014

Here are the best deals at QFC this week. The QFC ad runs Wednesday-Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s QFC deals, including a printable list feature, here.

Bread & Bakery

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QFC Bread, 20 oz – $1.00

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.00
Final Price: $0.75
Buy 1; Includes Jingit Savings

Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Ocean Spray Craisins, 5 oz – $1.00

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Reeses’s or Kit Kat Kandy, 10.35 – 11.6 oz – $3.00

Includes: Select varieties

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.45
Final Price: $1.95
Buy 2; Use $1.10/2 Coupon; Includes Snap Savings

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Starburst or Skittles Fun Size Halloween Candy, 8.67 – 10.72 oz – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

    • $1.00/2 Skittles, Life Savers Gummies, or Starburst Variety Fun Size Bags – 10-5-14 RP – (exp. 11/30/14)
    • $1.00/2 Starburst, Skittles, or Life Savers Fun Size Bags, 7.5 oz or Greater; DND – 9-14-14 RP – (exp. 10/31/14)

Stacks With 

Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.00
Final Price: $1.50
Buy 2; Use $1.00/2 Coupon; Includes Snap Savings

Dairy

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Kroger Cheese, 6 – 8 oz – $1.99

Includes: Select varieties; Shredded or Slices

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Kroger Cream Cheese, 8 oz – $1.00

Includes: Select varieties

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Kroger Sour Cream, 16 oz – $1.50

Includes: Select varieties

Home Supplies

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Dawn Dish Liquid, 9 oz – $1.00

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $0.75

Meat, Poultry & Fish

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Simple Truth Natural Whole Chicken, per lb – $1.99

Natural & Organic

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Kettle Brand Potato Chips, 8 – 8.5 oz – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.50

Packaged Meats

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Farmland Bacon, 16 oz – $3.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $3.45

Personal Care

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TRESemme Stylers, 9 – 11 oz – $3.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.49
Buy 2; Use $5.00/2 Coupon

Produce

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Grapes, per lb – $1.68

Includes: Red, Green or Black

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Potatoes, Sweet, per lb – $0.99

Click here to see the complete list
New to couponing? Check out the Ultimate Guide to Couponing here.

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Target: Huggies Pull-Ups just $9.99

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on October 22, 2014

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Get Huggies Pull-Ups for just $9.99 after the new $4/2 coupon and a gift card promotion at Target. Here’s how to do the deal:

Huggies Pull-Ups on sale $17.99
Buy 2
Use $4/2 coupon
Use $2/1 Target coupon
Pay $29.98, get $10 Target gift card
$9.99 each after coupons & gift card

Find more Target deals here. Get the exhaustive list of Target coupon match-ups with a printable list feature here.

Thanks, All Things Target!

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Reader Question: What computer should you buy?

by Angela Davis on October 22, 2014

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I recently received a question from Frugal Living NW reader, Harmony about computers. I know nothing about computers. All technology decisions are left to my husband, Will, who takes great pleasure pouring over specs and prices and sales and all the boring stuff to find our family and every other person we know on the planet the very best deals.

Here’s Harmony’s question:

I was hoping you guys may be able to give me some advice on getting a new desktop computer. I have a really old laptop I have been using and its on its last leg. I don’t need anything fancy, but want something that will last. I mostly use it for internet and storing photos and documents.

I saw a Lenovo at Office Depot for $399 that had 8GB memory and 2TB. Any help or guidance you may have is greatly appreciated! My top price I can pay is about $450, but of course the lower the better :).

Alright, Harmony. I unleashed Will to tackle this purchasing dilemma for you:

Most all of the package deal computers at any big box store are lightning fast by this 40-year-old’s standards. 8MB RAM and 2T hard drive is insane. I can’t find anything that beefy that comes with keyboard, monitor, mouse for that price. Buy it. The only thing that you might want to upgrade (and it can be done any time — craigslist, etc.) is the size of the monitor, unless this item you mentioned is an “all-in-one” where screen size is fixed.

These low end computers will all last a long time unless they break. If it’s going to break, it will happen early on within the 90-day store warranty period. I have seen a power supply burn out after a few years and have to be replaced, but this is EASY and not too expensive.

And remember, check to see if your computer can be fixed for less than purchasing a new one. You can read about our experience fixing Angela’s laptop here.

Here are a couple great deals on desktop computer bundles:

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Acer Aspire AXC-603-UR16 Desktop & S200HQL 19.5-inch Display Bundle — $379.99 (Amazon)

Acer Black Aspire XC Series AXC-603G-UW14 Desktop PC Bundle with Intel Celeron J1900 Quad-Core Processor, 4GB Memory, 19.5″ Monitor, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 8.1 — $348 (Walmart)

Dell Inspiron I3847-2310BK Desktop & 23″ IPS LED Monitor Package — $499 (Best Buy) Larger monitor and much higher quality.

Great deals on all-in-one computer:

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Lenovo C260 19.5-Inch All-in-One Desktop — $309.99 (Amazon)

LG – ChromeBase 21.5″ All-In-One – Intel Celeron – 2GB Memory – 16GB — $349.99 (Best Buy)

Here is a good deal on a replacement power supply:

StarTech.com 300 Watt ATX Replacement Computer PC Power Supply ATX 300 ATXPOWER300 — $33.93 (Amazon)

A note about storing photos:

You should never, ever short photos on your computer. It’s just way too easy to lose them. This should be done in a piece of hardware outside of your computer.

You have a couple of options of places to store your pics:

  • Online at Shutterfly or Snapfish or the link. These are free options, but you are depending on the companies staying in business.
  • Use Dropbox or Picasa or another place that stores data in the cloud. These are free up to a point and then you have to pay a monthly or yearly fee. Dropbox is free up to 2GB, which most of us will fill up within 3 months of a baby’s birth. You can upgrade to infinity space for $99 per year. If you create your Dropbox account through this link, you’ll get an additional 500 MB of space.
  • Buy an external hard drive that you can fill up from any of your computers or phones directly via USB cable. Then, when your computer breaks or phone screen stops working, you still have all your photos stored and can easily access them with your next computer or smartphone. It’s best to store your external drive in a fireproof container or a gun safe.

Here is a the cheapest deal on an acceptable 1T external hard drive for storing your photos and videos:

Toshiba Canvio 1.0 TB USB 3.0 Basics Portable Hard Drive — $60.99 (Amazon)

If you have questions on tech stuff or tools, Will can answer it for you! Just send us your question and he will get right on it!

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Fred Meyer: FREE Tresemme hair styling products

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on October 22, 2014

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Get FREE Tresemme styling products at Fred Meyer this week. There is a limit of 2 coupons per transaction. I’m so excited about this deal because we are out of hair spray. This is such an easy transaction that I’m going to send my husband. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Here’s how to do the deal:

Tresemme Hair Styling Products on sale $2.50
Buy 2
Use $5/2 coupon form 9/28 RP insert — limit 2 like coupons per transaction
FREE after coupon 

Don’t forget about the FREE Suave Professionals too!

UPDATE:

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Kate’s husband and son went to Fred Meyer to do their first two coupon transactions. Here’s what he had to say:

It’s expensive to maintain this type of sexy. So when my wife mentioned I could get free hairspray, I jumped at the chance. I scored enough hairspray to last me at least a week, and the transaction was very simple. The check-out lady was as impressed with my ability to legally rob Fred Meyer, as she was with my bubbly personality.

Find more Fred Meyer deals here. Get the exhaustive list of Fred Meyer coupon match-ups with a printable list feature here.

Thanks, Who Spends Money!

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