Sunday, January 15, 2012

Couponing: Target 1/8-1/14

$47.17 worth of products for $18.45 (61% savings!)

w 2 Market Pantry Cream of Chicken Soup: $1.27
w 1 Misson Wheat Tortillas (not pictured): $2.54
w 1 Old El Paso  (not pictured): $2.99
w 6 StarKist Tuna Pouches: $1.09 - 3 $1/2 1/1 RP = $.59 each (46% savings!)
w 2 Bananas (not pictured): $.24 each
w Market Pantry Shredded Cheese: $4.99 - $1/1 Target coupon = $3.99 
w Market Pantry Chunk Cheese: $2.49 - $1/1 Target coupon = $1.49 (40% savings!)
w 4 Aquafresh Travel Toothpaste: $.97 - 4 $1/1 1/8 S = $.03 profit each (103% savings!)
w 4 Reach Floss: $.97 - 4 $1/1 printable = $.03 profit each (103% savings!)
w 4 Kleenex Cool Touch: $1.49 each - 2 $1/2 1/1 S = $.99 each (34% savings!) 
w 4 J&J First Aid Travel Kids: $.97 each - 2 $1.50/2 1/8 S = $.22 profit each (123% savings!!)
w 2 BIC Pens 9ct: $.99 each - 2 $1/1 1/8 S = $.01 profit each (101% savings!)
w Market Pantry Pasta & 
w Market Pantry Sauce: sale $1 each - $1/Pasta&Sauce Target = $.50 each (67% savings!)

w The shredded cheese rang up as $4.99 when it was on sale for $2.59 and the tortillas were on sale for $2 but rang up full price at $2.54 so I'm thinking I'll go back and have that corrected some point soon.  What a pain!

Couponing: Stop & Shop 1/13-1/19

$18.08 worth of products for $6.84 (63% savings!)

w 2 Barilla Pasta Sauce: $2.99 on sale $2.29 - 2 $1/1 1/8 S = $1.29 each (57% savings!)
w 2 Hunts Sauce: $2.15 on sale $1.00 (54% savings!)
w 2 Hunts Diced Tomatoes: $2.25 on sale $1.00 - $1/1 S&S coupon = $.50 each (78% savings!)
w 2 Hunts Diced Tomatoes: $1.65 on sale $1.00 - $.75/1 S&S coupon = $.63 each (62% savings!)

Couponing: Shaws 1/13-1/19

$24.30 worth of products for $8.87 (64% savings!)

w 6 Jars of Prego Pasta Sauce: $2.99 on sale $1.50 - 2 $1/3 1/8 S = $1.17 each (61% savings!)
w 4 StarKist Tuna Pouches: $1.59 on sale $1.50 - 4 $.50/1 (d) = $.50 each (69% savings!)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Couponing: Walmart 1/8-1/14

$12.52 worth of products for $2.52 (80% savings!)

w 1 Afrin Original: $4.64 - $2/1 1/8 S = $2.64 (43% savings!)
w 4 Schick Disposal Razors 12ct: $1.97 each - 4 $2/1 1/8 S = $.03 profit each (103% savings!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Facebook Freebies: Cafe Escapes Hot Chocolate 12pk K-Cups & Nescafe Taster's Choice Sampler

I couldn't be more happier about this Facebook freebie!  Just click the photo above (Cafe Escapes Giveaway page) and fill out the form for a free box of 12 Cafe Escapes K-Cups.  You will likely have to refresh a few times to get the form (I did a dozen or so) but it will come with time.  I also couldn't see the typeface on the page (just the form boxes) without highlighting over the text.  Last trick I had to use, I couldn't see the submit button so I tabbed from the final form box and it hightlighted the submit box for me!  Don't give up, it's worth it as this would cost you a couple of bucks otherwise!  If you don't have a Keurig, you can give them to me because I love them!




Click the photo above (Free Sample! page) to request your free sample of Nescafe Taster's Choice and receive a sample pack of several single-serve varieties!  I'll be passing this along to the coffee drinkers in my life.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: 1/9/12


I've heard a lot of people talking about menu planning and it is so completely practical that it would be silly for me not to try it!  I'm An Organizing Junkie seems to have started it all so that's where I started.  I will learn as I go so bare with me but hopefully my menu planning will help you start doing it yourself!

w Monday: Mom's making my favorite, fettuccine w/ BBQ chicken, so I'm heading over there for dinner but I also tested out my new slow cooker for the first time making Chicken Corn Chowder so that's already made and ready for Greg when he gets home to put with a chicken burger from the freezer.  For the recipe, I doubled it, added chicken and didn't add celery (too expensive for something I won't miss).  I felt as though the ham lost flavor but the chicken came out GREAT so next time I'm only going to include chicken, no ham.  Also, instead of 4 onions I only put in 1 because I didn't think I'd need more than one when I was shopping :oX so I used onion powder with the one I bought.  Now that it's done, I can't imagine having 4 onions in it but one more would've been good.  I had it for lunch and it came out sooo good.  New recipe and first time using a slow cooker - I was pleased!  I think I'll have to use my slow cooker all the time now!
w Tuesday: Mom's birthday so we're all going out to dinner at the Fox & Hound.  Greg and I will be splitting a potato pizza there.  So good and only $11!  I might splurge and get the crab cakes for an appetizer so that I can save enough pizza for Greg (usually not a problem) plus I think my mom likes them so I can share with her.
w Wednesday: Sausage and Potato Pockets - No mushrooms in this house ever and I'm using kielbasa because I got a bunch on sale.
w Thursday: ASL class means I'm home late so leftover corn chowder and/or a frozen pizza or stir fry.
w Friday: TACOS (mmmm)
w Saturday: Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu
w Sunday: Leftovers!

Shopping List:
w Olive Oil (will have to check but I don't think I have any)
w Pizza Dough (I thought I had some when I picked this recipe woops)
w Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Couponing: Shaws 1/6-1/12

$85.50 worth of groceries for $53 (38% savings!)
w 1% Milk: $3.39
w 3 Wise Potato Chips @ $3.99 each: $11.97 - B1G2 $7.98 = $3.99 (67% savings!)
w 2 Multi Grain English Muffins @ $4.29 each: $8.58 - B1G1 $4.29 = $4.29 (50% savings)
w 2 Shaws Canned Corn @ .83 each: $1.66 
w 1 Shaws Light Cream @ $3.49
w 4 Shaws Evaporated Milk @ 1.19 each on sale $1.09 each: $4.36 (9% savings)
w 2 Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts @ $5.29/lb on sale $2.99/lb: $11.96 (44% savings!)
w 2 Green Peppers @ $1.89/lb = $1.98
w 1 Red Pepper @ $3.99/lb = $1.84
w 1 Sweet Onion @ $1.69/lb = $1.64
w 1.05 lb Deitz & Watson turkey @ $9.99/lb on sale $8.99/lb - $.55/lb (d) printable = $8.34 (21% savings)
w 1.14 lb Shaws Swiss Cheese @ $7.49/lb = $8.54 
w Shaws Lemon Loaf: $4.99 (my January splurge!)

Less $2 Catalina coupon from last shopping trip
Less $5/$50 Shaws purchase RecycleBank coupon (I LOVE THESE!  I use one every time I shop here!)

Couponing: Target 1/1-1/7

$131 worth of groceries for $70 (47% savings!)

w 45 individual cans of Friskies cat food 9@$.34, 21@$.39,14@$.44, 1@$.49 = $17.90 - 3 $1/15 Target coupon = $14.90 (17% savings)
w 2 cases of 24 cans each of Friskies cat food on sale $10.91 each = $21.82 - 2 $1 Target coupon = $19.82 (BUT THEY RANG UP AS ZERO!)
   I have no idea why and I didn't notice until I got home but I'm not complaining!
w 9 boxes of Kleenex 184ct on sale $1.33 each: $11.97 - $1/5 printable - $1/4 1/1 S = $9.97 (26% savings) 
w Market Pantry Cereal Bars: $2.54
   Greg's only request but I didn't have any coupons lol.
w 3 boxes of Market Pantry Mac & Cheese @ .67 each = $2.01 - 3 $1/1 Target coupon = FREE
w Up & Up Trash Bags 55ct: $7.49 - $1 Target coupon = $6.49 (14% savings)
w 2 Market Pantry Pasta Sauce on sale for $1 each = $2 - $1 off MP Pasta & Sauce Target coupon = $1 (60% savings!)
w 2 Market Pantry Pasta on sale for $1 each = $2 - $1 off MP Pasta & Sauce Target coupon = $1 (60% savings!)
w Oral B Floss: $1.14 - $1 1/1 PG = $.14 (88% savings!)
w 3 Barilla Pasta Sauce: $2.44 each = $7.32 - 3 $1/1 printable = $4.32 (41% savings!)
w 2 2.5lb Frozen Skinless Chicken Breast on sale for $6 each = $12 - $1.50/2 Target coupon = $10.50 (35% savings!)
w 1 Market Pantry Shredded Cheese: $2.59 - $1 Target coupon = $1.59 (39% savings) 
w 6 Kraft Shredded Cheese on sale $2.50 each (but one rang up as $5.29?): $17.79 - 3 $.50/2 printable = $16.29 (49% savings!) 

The chicken was on sale for $5 but rang up as $6 and one of the Kraft cheeses rang up wrong but after saving $20 on cat food that rang up as zero I didn't want to argue about the $2.79 extra on the cheese and $2 extra on the chicken since I was still $15 ahead overall!

Couponing: Walmart 1/1-1/7

$10.25 for $17.25 worth of products (41% savings!)

w 6 Hunts Tomato Paste: $.62 each = $3.72
w 4 Del Monte Diced Tomatoes: $.94 each = $3.76
w 2 Gas-X 10ct: $1.98 each = $3.96
w 4 Reach Floss: $.97 each = $3.88
w 1 Scotch-Brite Steel Wool: $1.93 each = $1.93
Register Price; $17.25
- 2 $1.50/1 Gas-X 12/4 S
- 4 $1/1 Reach printable
Total OOP: $10.25

Couponing: Staples 1/1-1/7

$.46 for $72.54 worth of products!

Transaction #1
w 2 Staples Economy Storage Boxes 10ct: $16.79 each = $33.58
Less $5 off $25 Staples coupon
Total OOP: $28.58
Received: $28.58 Staples Rewards (FREE!)

Transaction #2
w 2 Hammermill Paper Reams: $5.99 each = $11.98
w 2 Staples Letter/Legal Storage Totes: $13.49 each = $26.98
Less $5 off $25 Staples coupn
Total OOP: $33.96
Received: $9.98 Staples Easy Rebate
Received: $23.52 Staples Rewards
Total Paid: $.46 (99% savings!)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Giveaway: $50 gift certificate to GlobalEyeGlasses.com!


Want some cute glasses for free?  Head over to Frugal & Fabulous and check out her giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to GlobalEyeGlasses.com!  I almost didnt want to tell you because I wanted to better my own chances of winning!  Good luck!

Giveaway: Win a Snorg Tee!


How cute is this T-shirt from Snorg Tees?  Want to win one?   Head over to Frugal & Fabulous to enter her giveaway before Friday January 6th @ 7pm EST!

Shopping Deals: D'Angelos - $3 off a large sandwich through 1/24/12.


Good through 1/24/12.

Shopping Deals: Free Dog Food & Cat Litter after MIR!

w Get a FREE bag of Hills Science Diet Dog Food (up to $12.99) with this mail in rebate! 
w Get a FREE bag of Feline Pine Clumping Litter (up to $14.99) with this mail in rebate!
w Get a FREE 20lb. bag of Arm & Hammer Ultra Last Baking Soda Coated Clumping Cat Litter with this mail in rebate. 
 
If you want to do both of these litter deals, purchase them in separate transactions.  You will need the original receipt to mail in for all of these rebates.
 
Thanks to Coupon Crocodile!
 

Shopping Deals: Chilis - Kids Eat Free January 2-4, 2012!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Cash 2012 Update



CVS marked their Christmas stuff down to 75% off so I picked up some much needed labels (200ct) and a bag of mint M&Ms for $.98 & $.99 accordingly. 

I also snagged a great deal at Walmart where I picked up a amazing gift set valued at $23 for $7.50 shipped that came with a $9 rebate!  That's a $1.50 moneymaker for a fantastic gift set.  Almost want to keep but but I won't!  Message me for details if you're interested!

Running Christmas Totals:
- 13 Gifts for $63.50
- 20 Wrapping Supplies for $11.48
- 1 Baking Supplies for $2.00
- 3 Christmas Chocolate for $4.74
   Grand Total: $82.22

Couponing: Walgreens 1/1/12-1/7/12

$63.95 worth of products for $.99 (99% savings!)


w 2 Head & Shoulders: $5.99 on sale 2/$9 = $9
w NutraLife SAMe 30ct Vitamins: on sale $10 = $10
w 2 One Touch Ultra Mini: $19.99 each = $39.98
w 1 Smart Protein Bar: $1.99
Less: $2/2 H&S 1/1/12 PG
Less: 2 $19.99 One Touch printable
Less: 2 $2/1 One Touch Wags Jan coupon booklet
Price: $14.99
Received: $10 RR wyb NutraLife SAMe
Received: $2 RR wyb Smart Protein Bar
Received: $2 RR wyb2 H&S
Total: $.99

Couponing: CVS 1/1/12-1/7/12

$21.53 worth of products for $.97 (96% savings!)

w 4 Nivea Lip Cares: $3.39 on sale $2.50 = $10
w 2 100ct Christmas Labels: $1.99 on sale $.49 = $.98
w 1 Christmas Mint M&MS: $3.99 on sale $.99
Less: $3/2 Nivea 1/1/12 RP
Less: 2 $1/1 Nivea printable
Price: $6.97
Received: $5 ECB wyb $10 Nivea
Received: $1 ECB GBT 4th use
Total: $.97

Gotta love 75% off after Christmas sales.  I ran out of labels this year and can't beat cheap mint chocolate in any form!

Couponing: Rite Aid 1/1/12 - 1/7/12

$17.97 worth of toothbrushes for FREE!

w 2 Colgate 360 Optic White Toothbrushes: $4.99 on sale $3.49 = $6.98
w 1 Oral B 3D White Power Toothbrush: $7.99 on sale $5.99 = $5.99
Less: 2 $3/1 Colgate RA JAN VV
Less: $1/2 Colgate 1/1/12 SS
Less: $3/1 Oral B 1/1/12 PG
Price: $2.97
Received: $3/1 Oral B RA SCR
TOTAL: FREE