Cheap Anthony: September 2009 Cheap Anthony

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Target and Ralphs Savings week ending Sept 18

Target: Lots of great deals this week combined with coupons. I spent more than I wanted to, but I need a lot of non-food items like shaving cream and soap. I usually go to Target once or twice a month. I never buy health/beauty items in a grocery store unless it's a really good sale and I have a coupon. The prices at Target are just so much lower. For example, Gillette Series shave gel is a $1 less at Target than compared to Ralphs. That's just the beginning.

Target Sales
$0.61 off Kashi TLC Crackers
$0.61 off Kashi TLC Cereal bars
$0.61 off Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal (Reg price was $3.49 so it was really $2.88, way lower than Ralphs' reg price of $4.99!)
$0.50 off Gillette Series shave gel
$0.50 off 4-pack of Danactive Probiotic drinks

Target savings: $2.83


$1.50 off a box of Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal (I still have a many $1.50 coupons left that expire 10/31)
$1.50 off Kashi TLC Cereal bars
$1.00 off Kashi TLC Crackers
$1.00 off Oral  B Precision Clean replacement brush
$1.00 off Reach Floss (reg price was $1.04, so this ended up being just $.04!)

$0.55 off Gillette Series shave gel
$0.35 off Zest bar soap

Coupon savings: $6.90

Total Target Savings: $9.73

$0.99 off Bran Flakes
$0.59 off Chex Mix 
$0.50 off Kelloggs Cinabon bars
$1.49 off Dannon Activia Light
$0.99 off Nature Valley Honey Nut Clusters
$2.00 off Triscuits

$0.44 off Bumble Bee Tuna
$0.44 off Milk
$0.88 Granny Smith apples

Ralphs Savings: $8.32

$1.50 off  Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal (Reg price was $4.99 not on sale so not such a great deal)
$1.00 off Nature Valley Honey Nut Clusters
$1.00 off Dannon Activia Light
$1.00 off Chex Mix 
$1.00 off Kelloggs Cinabon bars

Coupons: $5.50

Total Ralphs Savings: $13.82


CUMULATIVE SAVINGS since Aug 15, 2009: $154.49

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chronic Cantina savings

J** and I finally got around to using the $25 gift certificate I bought for just $2 at This is a great site and if you join their email list they always have promotions to buy a certificates at 80% off the regular price of $10. Usually a $25 gift certificate will cost you $10 at the full price. There are a variety of cool restaurants you can choose from - some on the high end and many moderate to fast food places. All you do is enter your zip code. It's that easy.

There are stipulations with each certificate though. Most of the time they require you to purchase a certain amount of food before the $25 certificate can be applied. In our case at Chronic Cantina in Costa Mesa, CA, we had to spend $35 on food. Sometimes you can only go Mon-Thurs, but most places are valid 7 days a week. We had no problem spending enough on the food. We each got the chimichanga burrito, and I did not realize it's a fried burrito! Gross. I only ate the middle of it and didn't even attempt to eat the tortilla that was doused in oil. I should have gone for the Monster Burrito instead, a much healthier option. We also got the chicken chimichangas as an appetizer and another 2-item plate of a soft chicken taco and some pepper thing I can't recall the name of (J** wanted that one).

Total Savings: $23.00


Henry's, Ralphs and Pavillions Savings week ending 9/6/09

Henry's Farmer's Market: Lots of great sales this week including $0.87/lb for Gala apples, $0.77/lb for Bartlett pears and $0.97/lb for Roma tomatoes.

Henry's Savings
$1.45 off Roma Tomatoes
$2.46 off 5 ears of white corn on the cob
$0.66 off Bartlett pears
$1.47 off Gala apples
$1.49 off Lifeway Kefir

Henry's savings: $7.53

I used some great coupons this week:

$1.50 off a Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal
$1.00 off two 6 packs of Diet Hansen's Natural soda
$1.00 off a bag of parmesan and garlic Popchips
$1.00 off Lifeway Kefir
$1.00 off a bar of Green & Black's organic chocolate
$0.50 off Clif Builder's bar

Coupon savings: $6.00

Henry's Savings: $13.53

I didn't do a large shopping here since I got so much at Henry's.

$0.20 off a quarter gallon of milk
$1.10 off a 2-liter of Diet Sprite.

Ralph's Savings: $1.30

Pavillions (a Vons store) - I picked up a few things here. Really it was just an ice cream run.

$0.70 off Sobe Lifewater
$2.00 off Dreyer's Slow Churned frozen yogurt

Vons card savings: $2.70


$0.59 off Sobe Lifewater

Pavillion's Savings: $3.29



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Great Mex & Ralphs yogurt deal

I wanted to share the great deals I had so far this week. I live on Balboa Island (informative site done by Carolyn Carr) in Newport Beach, CA. After taking a 5-min ferry ride across to the Balboa Peninsula, there is a great little Mexican joint called Great Mex. Every Tuesday and Friday they have $1 tacos and drafts! Since J** was in town we decided to go. Basically you can order a chicken, carnitas or beef taco for a dollar with no coupon required. Also, the fish tacos are only $2, marked down from $4.

Even though the place is small with only about room for 25-30 people and we had to wait in line for about 20 min, it is totally worth it to eat here. we ended up taking order to go and at on the sea wall at the Balboa Pier. I come every few weeks or so and enjoy the flour tortillas, but you can get a crispy taco as well. Their prices overall are very decent as well. The burritos are about $4-6 depending on the type of meat.

Savings: We each ordered 3 for a savings of $6.00.

Last night J** needed some yogurt so we went to Ralphs. I already knew these would be on sale and I had coupons.

$1.11 off a 4-pack Danative Probiotic Dairy Drink yogurt
$1.61 off two 4-packs of Activia by Dannon.
$1.61 off 4-pack Yoplait Parfaits Delights

Ralphs card savings: $4.33

Coupons used:

$1.00 off a 4-pack of Danative Probiotic
$1.00 off a 4-pack of Activia by Dannon
$1.25 off a 4-pack of Yoplait Parfaits Delights

Coupon savings: $3.25

Note: The price without sales and coupons would have been $12.46. The price with coupons was $4.88!

Total Ralphs Savings: $7.58


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ralphs Savings Week Ending Aug 30, 2009

Sorry this is late. It has been a busy week and I have been so lazy. This week I got some great deals at Ralphs combined with their Rewards program.

I used the following coupons:
$0.50 off 1 Think Thin Brownie Crunch bar that was already on sale for $1.25
$1.00 off 2 boxes of Special K bars that were already on sale  - 2 for $5.00.
$1.59 off a bottle of Sobe Zero Calorie Lifewater. It was a buy one get one free coupon and the bottles were already on sale for $1.29 each.
$4.99 off (free) box of Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal already on sale for $4.00.
$0.89 off (free) 3 Musketeers bar.
$1.00 Lightlife Smartdogs

TOTAL Coupons: $9.97

$2.00 off Life Cereal

$0.54 off 1 Think Thin Brownie Crunch bar.
$2.36 off yellow peaches  - on sale for $0.59/lb
$1.78 off Granny Smith apples - on sale for $0.59/lb
$0.99 off a box of Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal
$0.50 off a kitchen sponge
$0.30 off a bottle of Sobe Zero Calorie Lifewater.

Ralphs Rewards Savings: $11.17