Friday, July 30, 2010

Kroger Shopping Trip

I wanted to post a picture from my Kroger/Smith's trip today!  They are doubling coupons up to a dollar for three days and I was thinking of skipping out at first.  
I realized I had a lot of the coupons for the P&G promo that were expiring and now would be a good time to stockpile on some things we use. 

Total after sale and coupons...$101. 67

For a savings of 62 percent!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Free Lunch Bag at Target!

Target has these Embark insulated lunch bags for $3.99.

If you look inside the bag there is a coupon to get 6 free Parents magazines OR...a refund valued up to $4.96!
Since I am already an ideal parent with no need for any further advice (ha!) I opted for the refund.  But make sure your bag has the card inside of it to do this!!
There is also a booklet full of 8 coupons!  Sweet!

While I was there I used this coupon to get these pens for .20 cents!
I am a nerd and LOVE office supplies.  
Matching blue Bic pens makes me one happy girl!

Thanks Kristin!

The Licorice Delivery

I promise...all I did was email Red Vines and tell them that I hate Twizzlers.  
It's not movie for me without some Red Vines.

That was last week.

Today, much to my boys delight, the UPS man brought us this...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Free Please

All I did was send Aleve a quick email telling them I liked using their product. 

I received back a coupon for a free bottle of Aleve with a value up to $ 17.00 and 10 coupons. 

How easy is that?!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Why I Love 5 a Day!

I love getting coupons in the mail instead of bills!  

I only do 3-5 per week, not per day, but if you want to get started doing this, go HERE!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Guess How Much?

 So....guess how much I paid for these items?  

2 bars of soap
4 packs of gum
4 pairs of socks
2 packets of laundry detergent


You hate that game? 
(So does my husband Dan but I make him do it anyhow!)

Ok....I'll tell you.


I love coupons!

There was a Target C9 apparel coupon.  It was for $5.00 and the socks were on an unmarked endcap for $5.99!  
(I went to post the link but it looks like the coupon is gone?)

All the rest was FREE!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quick Freezer Cooking

My fridge and freezer were getting a tad overloaded from recent shopping trips.  I decided to take an hour this morning and make a few quick meals out of things.  
Three small servings of chicken enchiladas.  I only put four in each Pyrex since the minis don't like these.  Dan and I love them so it's enough for our dinner and lunch the next day also.
I made some quick meatballs to freeze and then realized I should just serve them tonight.  All I need is to cook some noodles and heat some soup in the microwave.  Add a green salad and it's an easy dinner!
I love doing freezer meals - I've found I save a lot of money by spending an hour here and there and then meals are ready to go on nights I don't feel like cooking.  (These are the nights we would've gone out to eat!)
I've got a few freezer recipes over HERE but I am working on trying a few new ones out when the boys are back in school in two more weeks. 

Do you freezer cook?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday Smith's Trip

Smith's/Kroger has some great deals going on right now.  General Mills cereals are $6.00 off when you buy 4 boxes, making them $1.49 each.  I had 4 CTC coupons, one for $1.00 and three for 60 cents off...making my total for 4 boxes of cereal only $3.16 or .79 cents each!

I did this yesterday also when I ran in there in the morning for milk and stocked up on Cheerios (with added coupons as well for those!)

I just don't want anyone thinking I feed my kids junk cereal only! 

American Beauty pasta is .50 cents a bag 
(Cheap!  Usually the lowest pasta goes is .88 cents!)

The apple juice was marked down from $2.99 each to .99 cents a bottle  I don't let my kids drink juice a lot but this is great to have on hand for a special breakfast once in a while.

I picked up a few other odds and ends - total came to $66
After sales and coupons I paid OOP $24.44
Savings of 65%!  Not bad!  

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wal-Mart Coupon Trip

The boys were at grandpa craft camp so I took Lauren to spend some coupons that were burning a hole in my pocket.  I did pretty good I think - everything I bought was on rollback and I saved $21 in coupons on top of that.  It's a random list though.

Pictured is about 1/3 of what I brought home.  
Here are a few of the scenarios I used:

Pampers Wipes — $1.97
Use $2 from 6/6 P&G (exp 7/31)
Total: Free!

Dole Canned Pineapple — 72c
Use $1/3 from 6/27 SS (exp 9/30)
Total: 38c ea

Nextcare Bandages — $1.50
Use $1 from 6/6 SS (exp 10/31)
Total: 50c ea

Heinz Vinegar 16 oz — $1
Use $1/2 from 6/27 SS (exp 8/31)
Total: 50c ea

Kraft Sandwich Shop Mayo — $1.50
Use $1 from 6/13 SS (exp 8/15)
Total: 50c ea (Have you tried this?  The chipolte is YUM!)

Ivory Bar Soap — $1.08
Use 50c from 6/6 P&G (exp 7/31)
Total: 58c ea

Pull Ups Flushable Wipes — $1.67
Use $1 from 6/13 SS (exp 7/11)
Total: 67c ea

Minute Ready to Serve Rice — $1.82
Use $1 from 6/27 RP (exp 9/18)
Total: 82c

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs — $1.50
Use $1/2 from 6/20 SS (exp 8/15)
Total: $1 ea

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mail Time!

Today I received three high value coupons for Crystal Light along with three samples for their new product.  We all know I LOVE Crystal Light, right?  Can't wait to try these out!

I get a lot of samples through a site called VocalPoint.  Check them out!