Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Great deal on Pledge at Target

Today when I went to Target to fill Alan's medication (which I got a $10 giftcard for since he was a new prescription) I also grabbed three pledge muti-surface cleaners. They were on sale for $3.49 each and if you bought three then you got a $5 giftcard. (very excited about my $15 in giftcards that I got today!!) I had three $1 off coupons. My total for all three was $7.50 and I got the $5 giftcard back. I am also submitting a rebate for $5. A money maker of $3.50 and I love this cleaning product.

Meal plan Monday...one day late

Sorry that I haven't been posting for the past couple of days. My two year old is sick right now and yesterday we finally went to the doctor and learned that he has a sinus infection (the third one this year). Sick babies don't leave much time for posting on blogs. :)
Monday- tacos
Tuesday- spaghetti and texas toast
Wednesday- homemade potato soup
Thursday- homemade chili and cornbread
Friday- dinner with family at the in-laws
Saturday- a special Halloween supper (leaning towards pumpkin sloppy joes right now)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Walgreens trip.

This was a very late in the week Walgreens trip. My babies have both been sick all week so we've been staying home. I had register rewards that were expiring on Sunday though so I made it out to take advantage of this week's deals tonight. This is $46 worth of stuff all for $7 out of pocket (And that was for the toilet paper which was on sale and I had a coupon for making it $2.99 each, a pretty good deal). I got back $19 in RR to spend this week or next week. Not a bad shopping trip. I got the hydrogen preoxide and baking soda to see if I can get our white tub sparkling clean to look better when realtors are showing our house. I read that it would work so here is hoping that it does. :)

How would you like to win a free DVD?

Visit the following sites to enter to win:

- Over at Stacy says (http://www.staceysays.me/2009/10/friday-films-animals/) you can win either Elmo's animal adventures (3 copies) or Animal planets A lion's share (3 copies). You can enter with several chances to win. This give away ends today!

-Over at Bargain Briana (http://bargainbriana.com/) you can enter to win Animal planets Elephant DVD (3 copies). This give away ends 10/27/09.

All of these DVD's would make great Christmas gifts for kids. I know my little boy would love them.

Sunday inserts.

There will be two inserts in this week's Sunday paper. There is always at least one good coupon (and usually lots more!) so buying a paper is always worth it when there are inserts.

Monday, October 19, 2009

$85 for a lot of groceries!

Today we stocked up on canned goods, I got 12 cans of diced tomatoes/tomatoe sauce, 9 cans of beans, and 6 cans of evaporated milk...lots of fresh produce and meat (not pictured), even bottled water and baby wipes. I also got $5 back in catalinas so my total was actually $80 and it should have been $160. It's nice when you can get groceries for an even better deal than 50% off but I'll take half off groceries any day. We got a ton for our money so I was pretty happy and $85 is the highest that we ever like to pay...I love those $40 grocery weeks but they can't all be that. :)

Menu plan Monday

Monday- chicken sandwiches and steamed veggies
Tuesday- meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese
Wednesday- homemade pizza with sausage and pepperoni and salad
Thursday- enchilada casserole and salad
Friday- cowboy supper and homemade seasoned potatoe wedges
Saturday- halloween party with family (chili and cornbread, yummy!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This Sunday's coupons.

There will be two inserts in this Sunday's newspaper. One smart source and one red plum. Looks like there may be a few good ones.

$42 worth of groceries for $15.

This was a 58% savings, so a pretty good trip. I had lots of good coupons and $4.50 in catalinas and I am getting $2.09 back in a rebate. (I am going to make some homemade pumpkin and chocolate chip muffins today or tomorrow and I actually used the catalinas to get the canned pumpkin and chocolate chips.) We had a pretty crazy grocery trip, it was raining so I had to try to keep the babies dry. I had to go though because my son only had three diapers left! I hated to go out in the rain for just the diapers so that is why I went through my coupons and grabbed a few other items too. When we got to the checkout, we had to wait for 15 minutes...there were only two registers open. So this trip definitely counted as an adventure!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Menu plan Monday

Monday- fellowship meal at church to hear speaker

Tuesday- dinner out for anniversary (which is Wendesday :))

Wednesday- fellowship meal at church to hear speaker

Thursday- red beans and rice, salad, and texas toast

Friday- chicken tetrazini and salad

Saturday- some sort of pasta with things in pantry

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lots of oatmeal and peanut butter

We went to Walgreens today after church and I got 8 jars of skippy peanut butter and 4 boxes of quaker oatmeal. The peanut butter was on sale for $1.66 a jar and I had 8 75cent off coupons. That is 91 cents a jar. :) And I got $8 in RR for next week. The oatmeal was on sale for $2.50 each and I had $1.25/2 coupons (2 of them). That is $1.87 per box and I got $5 in RR for next week. So $13 total to use for next week. I ended up spending $2.42 OOP so I was pretty pleased. Some of the peanut butter is going into gift baskets that I am working on right now. I had another Walgreen deal yesterday. I got 6 Dove shampoo and conditioners and 2 Dove deodorants and got $10 in RR (which I spent today). Between the two trips, lots of food and toiletry items for very little OOP.

Friday, October 9, 2009

80% off restaurant giftcards!

Save 80% at http://www.restaurant.com right now. Use code FOUR at checkout to get this great rate!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A donation is just a click away.

While working on clipping and organizing my coupons from this past weekends inserts I found a project that I'd like to share with everyone. Welch's is working to feed Americans who are hungry. So many people in this country don't have enough to eat and it is wonderful to see a company trying to do something to help with this. Welch's will be donating money (a minimum of $100,000 so that is a lot of full bellies!) and a maximum of 1 million 8 ounce glasses of their 100% grape juice (which is a full serving of fruit.) Just go to www.welchs.com/harvest and click the donate now button. Your click will ensure that one glass of juice gets donated. Such a great goal, there is no reason that they shouldn't be able to reach their goal of 1 million. Please go and visit their website.

Monday, October 5, 2009

$204.09 worth of groceries for $110.63

No picture tonight because we are about to make and eat dinner and are in kind of a hurry. We had a little more than 50% savings. (I am sending in a rebate to get $3.49 back on one item and I also got back a $4 catalina to use next week. So my "real" total was $103.14.) We got a ton of stuff! (We had 77 items in all so I do mean a ton.) We had lots of food of course. (lots of yummy fresh fruit and veggies: pears, apples, bananas, spinach, 2 salad bags). We got a lot of non-food items also: 2 things of laundry detergent, 2 packages of huggies diapers, 2 boxes of ziplock freezer bags, toilet paper. Kroger is having a mega freezer sales right now so we were able to get really good deals on freezer items. I got 2 bags of tyson chicken for $7.98 which is the price of one bag usually. We were very pleased with this week's sale and per our usual routine since I spent more today than our usual we will use a lot of stockpile items in next week's meal plan and mostly buy fresh ingredients to keep our total down.

Menu plan Monday

Monday- hearty beef penne with salad
Tuesday- sloppy joes with homemade french fries (one of my toddler's favorite meals!)
Wednesday- taco ring, spanish rice, and corn
Thursday- little pizzas (homemade pizzas on english muffins) with salad
Friday- tortelini with alredo sauce and breadsticks
Saturday- beef stroganoff with steamed vegetables

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another good CVS trip

All of these items with no sale would have cost $56.02 (not including tax). I got them all for $2.15. I had a $5 off $25 purchase coupon, $15 in manufactorer coupons, and $14.50 in ECB's, and of course there were sales on everything. (Side note: you should definitely get an extra care card if you haven't already. $4.50 of my ECB's were my quarterly reward for shopping at CVS based on my summer spendings.) I think $2.15 for 3 things of body wash, 2 bars of soap, 2 clinical strength deodorants, 1 lip balm (which was free with the coupon!), and 1 thing of nail polish is pretty good. :) Best of all, I have $15 of ECB's to use next week.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kellogg's rebate

Buy three (3) specially marked boxes of Kellogg’s® cereal and collect the codes inside each box.
Enter codes at www.kelloggbonusbucks.com.
Receive your $10 Bonus Bucks certificate by mail in 4-6 weeks.
Redeem your certificate at a variety of participating retailers.

Note: Codes must be entered all at one time in order to qualify to receive the certificate. Codes must be entered by 09/30/2010. Certificates expire 11/30/2010. For a complete list of participating retailers, please visit usekelloggbonusbucks.com.

Participating Brands include:

* Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes® cereal: specially marked packages* Kellogg’s® Froot Loops® cereal: specially marked packages* Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® Bite Size cereal: specially marked packages* Kellogg’s Raisin Bran® cereal: specially marked packages

Thanks Bargain Briana!

SC Johnson rebate

SC Johnson is offering a great mail-in rebate. Get a $5 rebate when you buy any 3 items from the following SC Johnson brands:
Nature’s Source
Scrubbing Bubbles

By using coupons you could get your items for close to free and then get $5 back too!

This is a special rebate because you can do it 3 times and get back a total of $15. And you have until 7/15/10 to take advantage of this offer.