No Kmart doubles for Idaho

kmartlogoI had heard Kmart was doing doubles again next week, I was waiting for a reply back from Corporate to see if my area is part of the double promo.  This was the email I got,

Thank you for your recent correspondence. We are always interested in hearing from our customers, and appreciate your interest in our Double Coupon promotion.  The current promotion is being held at select K-mart stores from 04/19/09 – 04/25/09.  Unfortunately, there are no Idaho K-mart stores participating in this event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  Once again, we appreciate your interest in our Double Coupon promotion, and thank you for taking the time to contact us

So It looks like we will miss out this time, but don’t worry another Thrifty deal is always around the corner! Congrats to all of you who will get to double at Kmart next week! To find out if your areas is part of the deal you can email them at


My Thrifty Kmart deals

My Kmart doubles 
would have been $52 I paid $11

I am sure you have all heard by now that Kmart is doubling coupons up to $2 ( which would double to $4)  If you can find the items in stock, you are in for some great deals.  I have not had the best of luck. Every time I have gone the store is busy with coupon hunters and the deals are very picked over.  That being said I did find a few deals, before coupons these rang up to $52, (I forgot my $5 off coupon) I ended up paying just over $11.  In the rush home, after a long trip I misplaced my receipt and the list of coupon matches I used.  I am sorry I don’t have all the details like normal.
I had much better luck with my Albertsons doubles, they seem stock the shelves better for sales like this.  I guess I am just an Albertsons girl at heart.
How did you do at Kmart?

$10 off at Kmart

Get $10 in coupons from Kmart here.
The break down goes as follows:
$5 off a purchase in-store
$5 off an online purchase
What a perfect way to amp up the Double coupon sales!
Coupon is for when you spend $50

Act now, offer expires 3/28/2009.
In-store savings reward valid through 3/28/2009

Kmart doubles next week!

I had a few readers email me yesterday to let me know that in next weeks ad Kmart 3/22  is doing a coupon double again!  They will double a coupon up to a $2 value. You can use up to 25 coupons per day. Not all areas have the same ad, to see if your area is part of the sale click here.

Being an Honest Coupon Shopper

What would you have done?

On Monday night I went to Kmart, I had my daughter with me so I was having a hard time focusing.  I was a little frustrated because most the items I went to get were out of stock.  Once I paid I got home and realized I had 2 Herbal Essences shampoos in my bag.  My first thought was great they charged me for someone else’s shampoo.  I looked at my receipt and the shampoo was not on there……so basically I got 2 free bottles of shampoo.   But I did not pay for them….. it was not my mistake,  SO should I have kept them?  
I wrapped them back in the Kmart bag and put them in my purse.  Last night I took them into the customer service desk, I told the girl I wanted to bring these back.  I told her they had been placed in my bag by mistake and I had not paid for them.  She just kind of looked at me with this glazed look….like are you for real lady.  She thanked me and that was the end of it.   No one would have ever known  if I had not returned them.  I could have just thought of it as my lucky day and kept them.  But I would have known that I had kept something that was not mine.  So do you think I was crazy, what would you have done?

Free Gum with Kmart double

Who wants some FREE gum?

This week at Kmart they are doubling coupons up to $2, (which would double to $4.)
I just wanted to let you all know about a coupon that is available right in the Kmart store. It will make Wrigley’s 10 packs of gum FREE after the double.  At the customer service desk they have an ad,  they keep it out all month long called Dollar days.  On page 24 of this ad there is a Manufacturer coupon for $1 off any Wrigley’s 10 pack.  These packs are on sale for 3 for $5, so after the double they are FREE.  Now that is a Thrifty deal!
Want more Kmart deals, click here and here.
Thanks Fabulessly Frugal for this tip

My Thrifty Kmart Double

Before any coupons or double these items were $26.47
I was able to get them for $7.46

This was my first time doing the Kmart double coupons.  I don’t normally shop at Kmart, So finding the items I needed took a little more time than normal.  Most the great DOUBLE items were out of stock and  I also had my daughter with me, which made it hard to focus…..  So I was a little disappointed but this is what I came a way with.

Sobe life water $1
Used the .50 cents coupon hooked to them in the store, store double
Final price FREE

Kotex pads $3.49
Used  the $1 coupon from the 1/11 smart source, store double
Final price $1.49

Gillette Mens Shampoo 2 for $9.00
Used Two $2 coupons  from 1/18 P&G coupon insert, store double
Final price .50 cents each

2 Kelloggs Rice Krispys Treat $3.99
Use two  $1 coupons , they  were peelies from some I bought last month, store double
Final price $1.99
They said  a new shipment should come on Wednesday so I might check back to see what else I can find.

Funny Story-  Tonight when I was at Kmart I ran into a couple that I went to High School with.  They did not recognize me at first.  I have to admit I was kind of glad, I was a little embarrassed that I was shopping with my big coupon binder in the front of my cart.  I saw them again a few minutes later……much to my surprise she had a king size COUPON BINDER in the front of her cart too.  It had to be 4 times the size of mine.  So I said hello and we had a fun little chat.  I am always shocked to see who is as into coupons as me!