Monday, March 19, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: 3.19.12



Monday: Bertolli Oven Bake Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells
Tuesday: Leftover Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Sunday
Wednesday: Heading to Chili's to use THIS free app (or dessert) coupon. 
Thursday: S&S Supreme Pizza
Friday: Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with potatoes and veg
Saturday:  Whatever is easy.
Sunday: Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Shopping List:
- NOTHING!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Couponing: Grocery Shopping 3/9-15/12


Haven't done any grocery shopping in awhile because we've been full stocked but I had a little space in the fridge/freezer so I decided to check in on the deals and found some good ones on frozen foods; pizza at S&S and meat at Shaws.  We don't eat this type of food everyday and I wouldn't recommend it but it's nice to have on hand for days where there is no time to cook and want something fast and cheap that is better and cheaper than a drive thru!  Arnold bread is a household favorite and Duncan Hines cake mix and Dietz & Watson deli meat are my favorites, all at stock up prices, so it was a great week for grocery shopping!

As mentioned previously, the cat litter is on sale for $7.99 plus there is a mail in rebate for the full purchase price through the end of the year. 


Stop & Shop
$15.45 for $52.95 worth of products (71% savings!) 

Shaws 
$43.66 for $94.07 worth of products (54% savings!)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Half Price at Papa Ginos today (3/13/12) only!

Half price all online orders today only at Papa Ginos!  Enter code 4798 at checkout.  I snatched up a large cheese pizza for just $6.  Thanks to my awesome boyfriend for passing along this deal!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Shopping: Target 3/10/12


Some good deals at Target yesterday.  Not sure which ended yesterday as Target does deals that follow a weekly cycle, monthly cycle and random cycles.  The cat litter is on sale for $7.99 through March plus there is a mail in rebate for the full purchase price through the end of the year.  This absolutely made my year because it's the litter we use and the cost adds up fast.  I'll be doing a rebate for this to each of my family member's households in order to stock up on some free litter!  Luckily I have a fantastic family who have all OKed this!  We needed ketchup so I picked up the cheapest bottle they carried and I've been trying to switch over to Green Works since I bought the glass cleaner a few months back and loved it and there was a $.75 peelie on it!  This was my first time using a peelie ever so it was nerdily exciting for me.  A peelie is a coupon that is stuck on the product by the manufacturer for you to use when you purchase that product.  And to top it off, the cashier was too busy chatting away with her friend to realize she scanned it twice so I got the cleaner for just over a buck!  Great deal!  I also picked up a 12 pack of push pencils from the $1 section to add to my gift bin.  My gift bin something I started this year where I buy gifts when they are cheap or on sale and save them for birthdays and Christmas and any other surprise occassions so that I'm not spending full price trying to pick it up quick when the time comes.  It's been working out really well so far although my mom did get her 2012 Christmas gift two days ago because I knew she'd want it for her upcoming vacation lol.  All in all a very successful trip with some overages, some extra scanned coupons and some cheap and free favorites!


$8.01 for $28.51 worth of products (72% savings!)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Donation: DOVE 2/8/12

All my excess, after we and my family that's local (six households worth of people and random gifts to friends) go through it, goes to DOVE for their shelter and other various programs.  I was introduced to their organization when my school volunteered there and I like being to give back to the community I was raised in even though I don't live there anymore.  I'm in the process of looking for other local organization that would find these products useful.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions. 

On February 8th, 2012, I brought my first batch of donated goods by.  All of these items were obtained from couponing and samples I received in the mail.  Click here to see the list of items donated, their value and my cost.  A few things I did pay for because I thought they would be good donation items but most were free!


$9 spent on $260 worth of items donated to DOVE on 2/8/12

Couponing: Drugs Stores 3/4-10/12

A little late posting this week's deals but you have Saturday to shop!  It was crazy at work and school so I got to my shopping late this week.  Not much going on this week sale wise but there is even more free toothpaste to add to my collection and some other goodies I know I'll use.  Cat food was .32 cents per can which fit into my stock up price so I picked them up.  You'll probably notice some candy scattered in the Wags photo that aren't on the spreadsheet.  I use them as fillers to use my register rewards (of which I have a LOT the last few weeks) but I don't add them since your situation will likely be different and you can choose your own fillers if necessary. I personally go for the Lindt truffles but some Easter favorites snuck in this week.  Let me know if you have any questions about Walgreens, their register rewards and filler items.  I'd be happy to explain in more depth.  Oh yeah, I started adding tax to my spreadsheet since people have mentioned it.  Only catch is that I have yet to figure out how the hell it's calculated (it never seems to tie to anything directly) so I'm just including the total from my receipts but no detail on what caused it (because I have no idea!). 



CVS: $16.23 for $37.21 worth of items (57% savings!)


Rite Aid: $1.00 for $2.00 worth of items (50% savings!)



Walgreens: $6.00 for $44.00 worth of items (87% savings!)