Monday, September 28, 2009

Meal plan Monday

Monday- taco salad and spanish rice

Tuesday- chicken patties, macaroni and cheese, and peas

Wednesday- baked bean and frank casserole and biscuits

Thursday- spaghetti and texas toast

Friday- stroganoff skillet meal, mashed potatoes, and corn

Saturday- homemade pepperoni and sausage pizza and salad

This is not a very exciting meal plan but I was planning this mostly from things on hand in the pantry. We only have to pick up a little meat and salad items. It will still be a yummy week. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A wonderful week at Walgreens

I only had $9 in register rewards to use at Walgreens this week, which is a shame because there are a ton of great RR deals in the ad! I spent $10.10 for the $27.53 worth of items here but I don't mind that to much because I have $16 in register rewards to use now. I am actually thinking of a second WAGS trip this week to take advantage of the deals. My total could have been better but my husband loves these hershey miniatures and so I picked those up. I was pretty please though. Between WAGS and CVS, I got $66 worth of stuff and spent $15 out of pocket and I have $26 that I got back to use on future trips. So really it was like being paid to shop. :)

A Great CVS trip

I spent $5.80 out of pocket for $37.41 worth of items. We don't have a dishwasher so dishwashing liquid for free is always a good thing. I love the Tide stain remover tablets...they work wonders. And my sister and I are working on gift baskets for several people right now and I thought that the bounce bars would be nice for that. I got back $10 in ECB's to use next week.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Smuckers uncrustables!

FREE 4 pack of Smuckers Uncrustables on 9/28 – FIRST 20,000
FREE 4 pack of Smuckers Uncrustables on 9/28, FIRST 20,000. Starting September 28, Smuckers will give away 80,000 Uncrustables sandwiches at - just register to submit an after school organization tip and receive a coupon for one free box of Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches (4-pack; max value: $3.00).

Sunday coupon inserts.

There will be 3 inserts in the Sunday paper this weekend and it looks like there will be some pretty good ones.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Walmart run

My total was $6.59 for $26 worth of items. I had a coupon for a free Glade lasting impressions kit (which I got out of a scented oil refill that I also had gotten with a free coupon!), I had 3 $3/1 Q for the Sara Lee meat so those were 98 cents each, I had 2 $1.60/1 nature valley nut clusters so those ended up being 68 cents each, and I had $1/2 ronzoni pasta so those were 64 cents each. I always try to limit the number of stores that we visit per week but we were going to get keys made (for our new house that we closed on yesterday :) ) and so I got these coupons out to make good use of the time. We actually ended up forgetting the keys during the check so we are going to have to get keys made again. That is the kind of thing that happens with two babies under age two at a register checking out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shredded Kraft cheese for 99 cents a bag!!!

Kroger is having another mega sale right now and if you buy 10 participating items, you can get Kraft shredded cheese for 99 cents each. You can also get the sandwich slices and blocks with this deal. You don't have to buy all cheese but we use cheese in lots of our recipes so I went ahead and got 10 bags! Less than $10 and the regular price would have been more like $40.

75% savings at Target

The total before coupons was $$32.55 but my out of pocket amount was $8.87.
The razors were on sale for $3.99 and I had 3 $3 off 1 coupons. (99 cents for a 4 pack of razors is a good deal!). The shaving cream was on sale for $1.89 and I had two $1/1 Q. (yet again, 89 cents is a good deal and my stockpile that I had for shaving cream has been almost exhausted.) The poptarts were on sale for $2 each and I had one $1/2 target Q and $1/2 manufacturer Q so it made them $1 each. There are 55 cent/1 Q's that would have made it 10 cents cheaper but I didn't have two of them. And the movie is for our little boy for Christmas. It should have been $5 but I had a $2 coupon so I got it for $3. We got a lot for our money. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Menu plan Monday

Monday- chicken crescents and corn

Tuesday- spaghetti, salad, and texas toast

Wednesday- hot dogs with homemade chili and homemade french fries

Thursday- cheesy beef skillet and texas toast

Friday- homemade potatoe soup, salad, and crusty french bread

Saturday- hamburger helper, mashed potatoes, and green beans

Also, making homemade applesauce muffins for breakfast one morning. :) Please visit for more yummy recipes!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A 5 cent purchase.

We are visiting family out of town and got here and found out (unfortunately during a pooey diaper change!) that we had forgotten to bring wipes with us. We ran to Kroger where they had the wipes on sale for $2.61. I had a 50 cent coupon that doubled. I had another coupon for 35 cents off dial soap which doubled to 70 cents and it is 10 for $10 right now so I grabbed that. I paid with $2 in catalinas that had printed out for me last week at the store for getting pilsbury biscuits. It brought my total to 5 cents...not a bad deal. It made forgetting the wipes no problem at all.

Jump on the band wagon!

If you love coupons and you love getting to try free samples, there are several websites that you should check out.

This site is a great site for getting coupons. I am getting ready to try a full size secret clinical strength deodorant for free and the only thing that I have to do afterward is write a short comment about it on their site and maybe fill out a survey. This website is really nice anyhow, lots of good articles and fun surveys.

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Another great site for coupons and samples and you actually get to have influence over what is made and sold!

This one will let you try products before they release them and give you coupons to give to your family and friends.

All of these sites ask that you share your opinions with the people that you know. You should never sign up on one of these sites just to get free items without committing to do your part to tell others about the products. There are lots of other sites like this out there but these are all sites that I am actually a member at. I would love comments from anyone who knows of any other great sites like these.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free Dog food!

All of this dog food was totally free! $0 OOP (out of pocket). I had 10 coupons for a free 5 oz. pouch of Chef Michael's and 10 coupons for a free 5 oz. can of Mighty Dog. I had a $2.50 manufactorers coupon for the Chef Michael's cans ,which was B2G2 (buy two get two) and I used a Target coupon for B2G2 which stacked gave me those four cans free. My dad and sister both have dogs so this free food is going to those pooches. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Two coupon inserts in the Sunday paper!

There will be one smart source and one redplum insert in the paper on 9/20. To view a full list of the coupons, please visit:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

$3 Sara Lee Deli Meat coupon!

Print the $3 Coupon HERE!

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Combined with a sale this coupon should make for free or almost free deli meat.

Thanks Saving with Shellie!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

50% savings at Kroger

$170 worth of groceries for $86. Not pictured: 8 rolls of paper towels, 2 pounds of hamburger, and one package of chicken breasts. I received $2 in catalinas for my next trip from Pilsbury. Kroger is having a mega sale with kraft and nabisco products right now so a lot of the items that I purchased were their products. I had coupons for just about every item except for the meat and fresh produce. It was a good trip!

Meal plan Monday

Monday- chicken caesar salads, crusty french bread, and cantaloupe

Tuesday- spicy chicken skillet and steamed veggies

Wednesday- pigs in blankets, macaroni and cheese, and corn

Thursday- homemade chili and biscuits

Friday- tacos and spanish rice

Saturday- hamburger soup and crescent rolls