Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Making a Stop at Randalls Tonight




Stopped at Randalls tonight for my weekly rotisserie chicken. They have coke products on sale at $1.99 each buy 3 get 3 free which makes them $1.00 each. I picked up six of them and had a coupon to SAVE $1.00 off my chicken when I bought a bottle of coke.

Also picked up 2 Blue Bunny Ice cream gallon size . On sale $3.99 each

Added some cascade on sale which I had a 25 cent coupon for which was doubled.
I had 2 free coupons for M and M's . They had buy 2 get 1 FREE which means I got all three FREE.
Total out of pocket was $23.88 .. bank rounds up to $29.00 and they put the 12 cents into my savings account. I know it is only 12 cents but it all adds up. ...
My savings at Randalls was a total of $18.50 or 45 percent. Of this savings coupon savings was $2.74.
What if I put that $2.74 into my savings account.
Tonight I transfered $2.75.( coupon savings ). My savings balance is now $55.73. Started out at $20.00 and with keep the change and Bank matching that amount for first three months it has more than doubled.
I plan to start putting my coupon savings amount into my savings account and to put my rebates into the bank.
Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Living Within A Budget and Saving For A Car


We have been listening to David Ramsey for a few months and working at living on a budget. We are now on a cash budget. No credit cards. http://beta.daveramsey.com/

Every month we have a set income coming in and every month we have a set budget going out.

Once the food money is gone for the week the food money is gone. Gas sometimes runs over the budget. I have it at $25 a week and I probably have it to low. There is no extra money to raise this amount so if we need an extra $5 or $10 it it comes from the food allowance. Our food allowance of $125 a week covers food, paper products, personal products, cat food and miscellaneous items. This money also covers any money for eating out.

When we do eat out we try to eat at lunch time since it is cheaper, usually drink only water instead of buying sodas and we try to use coupons most of the time.

Since I have started to use coupons heavier, started my blog and read other bloggers I now have a full pantry of food, eating out less and starting to save.

We aim to bring in extra money every month working extra hours. Any extra money we make goes into a savings account so we can buy a used car.

We also want to have a $1,000 in a savings account for emergencies. We have opened a bank account at a bank that rounds our purchases up to the next dollar and puts the change into a savings account. This way we are saving something. My plan also is to put any refunds I get into the savings account rather than add to food budget or just spend on what ever.

We have been on this plan since May and for the most part it has been working. We have a small amount in the bank towards a car, we are not using credit cards for any reason and we are starting to save.

My goal is to build up these savings accounts and to find things around the home to sell to help.

I have an Internet business and hope to increase this income.

A brand name bank opened up in the neighborhood and offered $125.00 cash incentive to open up a Free checking account. I had been planning to open an extra account for my Internet business to keep money separate. I will need to use this account a minimum of 5 times a month with my debit card, keep it open for at least 6 months. I will get this $125.00 after I use the debit card 5 times. in a month.

Sounded like a good deal to me, I want another checking account, want it free and I use debit cards for most of my purchases. This $125 will be put into the car account as soon as I get it. This should happen within 2 weeks.


I would love to hear from any of you and how you are working to live within a budget and save money rather than spend all you make .


Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Free Sample of Always

http://instoresnow.walmart.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid77975.aspx

follow this link to get a FREE sample of Always Infinity from Walmart

thanks for stopping by .. Grace

What's For Dinner Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup


I love great deals and when I can get canned soups free or nearly free I grabbed them for a quick lunch. But nothing but nothing beats our homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup.
We buy 1 rotisserie Chicken every week for dinner, sandwiches and as a treat for Spooky the spoiled cat. Really it is for her and she shares.
We are nearing fall so felt like home made soup. Had my dh boil up the bones and make me broth.
Couple of days later time to throw together our soup.
To the broth we add some chicken, 1 small can of chopped Tomatoes, 1/2 tsp of salt , 1 tsp of pepper and a tsp of a mixture of onion and garlic. Let that simmer. Mean time I cook up 1 cup of macaroni shell, drain and add. I know that some think you can cook pasta in soup but I think it soaks up to much of my broth. 20 minutes before we plan to eat we throw in about 1/2 bag of mixed vegetables.
Delicious and we always get 2 good meals out of this. Just add crackers or some rolls.

CVS Shopping Trip 9/29


Stopped at a CVS today and did the Proctor and Gamble Transaction . Picked up 2 Packages of Charmin 16 double rolls and 1 Tide.

Total Price $25.00

Gave my $5.00 coupon off $25.00 for taking the Flu Test

2 coupons for $.25 cents off 1 Charmin Toliet paper

1 coupon for $1.00 off the tide

Total oop was $21.11 including the tax. I received a Extra Buck Reward of $10.00 to use on a future shopping trip.

Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Monday, September 28, 2009

Buy Pillsbury Get up to $3.00 Coupon off Next Shopping Order


Last time I was at Randalls I received a catalina telling me about a future deal involving Pillsbury.

Receive a coupon to SAVE up to $3.00 off your next shopping order when you buy Pillsbury
Refridgerated Baking goods between 10/5 to 11/1.

Products are Crescents, Cookies, Sweet Rolls, Grands Biscuits, Grands Cinnamon Rolls, Pie crusts, Dinner Rolls , Loaves, Breadsticks and Pizza Crust.

Buy 3 get $2.00 or

Buy 4 get $2.50 or

Buy 5 or more to get $3.00
good time to watch for sale and hang on to some high value coupons.
Thanks for stopping by.. grace

Printable Coupons Pillsbury, Neutrogena and All Detergent


There are some pretty high value coupons available right now.

You may want to print these soon in case they reach print limit quickly:

Save $1 when you buy any Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls or Italian Meal Breads – includes any Loaves, Breadsticks, Dinner Rolls and Pizza Crust (IE Link) or (FF Link)

*New Link* Save $1 off Pillsbury Toaster Strudel (IE Link) or (FF Link)

Save $3 off any Neutrogena Cosmetic product

Save $1 off All Detergent 2X,

Free Night Of Theater This October

Theatre Communications Group's is offering FREE NIGHT OF THEATER program to celebrates its 5th anniversary and returns to theatres across the country this October.

There will Free Night which introduces people to the thrill of live theatre - absolutely free of charge!

There are over 120 cities participating in this free ticket promotion
.
Head over to the website and see what local theaters are participating and what days you need to apply (they vary by shows and events).

Each reservation is for two free tickets and you will need to jot down the time and date the tickets are available for online booking.

Thanks freebies4mom for the heads up!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Walgreen Deals 9/27 to 10/3


Here are some of the best deals at Walgreens this week,

thanks to Mercedes for her hard work in helping to compiling these

COUPON DEALS

Reese's Candy--$0.49 each after in-ad coupon

Use $0.55/1 coupon from the 8/23 SmartSource insert

Free after coupons

Pond's Skincare Product--on sale Buy One, Get One Free (prices start at $4.59)

Buy 2 and use 2 $1.50/1 printable coupons here, here, or here

As low as $0.79 each after coupons and sale

Wet Ones Wipes Canister--$1.99 after in-ad coupon

Use $1/1 printable coupon here (IE) or here (FF)

$0.99 each after coupons

WEEKLY REGISTER REWARDS DEALS

Buy 1 Oral-B Advantage 1-2-3 Toothbrush at $3,

Get $3 Register Rewards

Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27 P&G insert

Free plus $0.75 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Dentek Tooth Picks at $2,

Get $2 Register Rewards

Use $1/1 printable here

Free plus $1 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Herbal Essence Hair Care at $2.99,

Get $2 Register Rewards

Use $1/1 coupon from the 8/23-9/13 RedPlum insert

Free after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 1 Venus Embrace or Breeze Razor at $7.99,

Get $4 Register Rewards

Use $2/1 coupon from 9/27 P&G insert

$1.99 for one after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Hershey's Harvest Kisses at $2.50 each,

Get $1 Register Reward

Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/13 SmartSource insert

$1 per bag after coupons and Register Rewards

MONTHLY REGISTER REWARDS DEALS 9/27-10/31 unless otherwise noted

Buy 1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (6.8 oz.) at $6.99,
Get $6.99 Register Rewards
Use $1.50/1 coupon from the 8/2 RedPlum insert or $1.50/1 printable coupon (IE Link or FF Link)
Free plus $1.50 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion MVP Manual or Power Razor System at $8.99,
Get $6 Register Rewards (ends on 10/24)
Use $4/1 coupon from the 9/27 P&G insert
Free plus $1.01 in overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Halls Refresh Sugar-Free (20-count) at $1,
Get $1 Register Rewards
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/27 insert or $0.50/1 from October All You magazine
Free plus overage after coupon and Register Rewards
Buy 1 Chapstick Fresh Effects at $2.99, Get $2.99 Register Rewards
Buy 1 Robitussin DM To Go (2-pack), Get $2.49 Register Rewards Buy 1 Emergen-C Booster at $3.49, Get $3.49 Register Rewards

Saturday, September 26, 2009

CVS Deals Week 9/27 to 10/2


Take a look at Mommy Snacks .for a look at what happening at CVS this next week.

Please remember that some deals vary by region, so check your local ad before heading out to your store.
Here are some of my favorites...
Transaction #1
Sunday – Monday – Tuesday ONLY
$7.99 Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (6.8 oz)
$7 ECB. Limit 1
$1.50 Printable here AND here or $1.50 in the 8/2 RP Insert (exp 9/27)
OOP $6.50 FREE after coupons/ECB!
ECB Deals
Buy $25 in select P&G Products: $10 ECB. Limit 1
Includes: $10 Duracell Batteries (4-16 pk)
$10 Charmin Big Rolls (16 ct)
$6 Bounty Basic (6 ct)
$6 Tide Liquid or Powder (24-40 loads)
$1 Dawn Dish Liquid (10.3 oz)
$1 Puffs Tissues (60-108 ct)
$4 Bounce Dryer Bar (1 ct)
$4 Tide Stain Release (10 ct or 20 oz)
There are several coupons in the 8/30 P&G Insert (exp 9/30)
Several in the 9/27 P&G Insert (exp 10/31)
Transaction # 2
buy
2 Tide $12.00
1 Charmin Toilet Paper $10.00
3 Puff Tissues $3.00
Total $25.00...
Take the CVS flu Quiz to get the $5/$25 CVS coupon for taking the Flu Quiz
use 2 / $1.00 of any size Tide
use 1 / .25 off Charmin
use 1 /.25 off 3 Puffs
use $7.00 register rewarsds.
total OOP after coupons $11.50
( you are buying 6 items and using 6 coupons etc so should be okay or you could throw in a cheaper filler if you want.)
Give $5.00 coupon from flu test, then your $7.00 extra bucks , then coupons in that order.
receive $10.00 extra bucks
Transaction #3
Buy $15 in select 3M Products: $5 ECB. Limit 2 per household
Includes: $1.67 Bubble Mailer
$2.50 Post-It Notes, Tabs, Flags, Page Markers, Packaging, Gift Wrap Tape or Cushion Wrap / $4.99 Scotch Paper Cutter, Storage or Packaging Tape
I will buy the following for my Internet book business. Add Image
3 Scotch envelopes for 3/$5.00
4 cushion wraps 2 /$5.00
No coupons found for these items.
cost $15.00
use $10 extra bucks from transaction #2
oop $5.00
Receive back $5.00 extra bucks
Total oop in cash so far $22.00 for all of this and I still have $5.00 to use this week or keep for next week
This is my plan. I would love to hear what you are planning to do. Important to look at the deals and do what is best for your family.
Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Insert Alert 3 Coupon Inserts in 9/27 Newspapers




Wow this week we get three inserts... Stopped at Randall's to get a paper on Saturday so I can preview. Helps me decide how many papers I want to buy.

There will be (1) Smart Source Insert, (1) Red Plum Insert, and (1) P&G Insert.

You can see the complete coupon preview at Sunday Coupon Preview.
Some of my favorites are

Smart Source insert

Palmolive Dish Liquid 25oz – 25 cents off any 1 (x10/17)

Palmolive Pure+Caring or Pure+Clear Dish Liquid 20zo – 75 cents off any 1 (x10/17)

TRY ME FREE Rebate Form – Buy any one 20oz Palmolive Pure+Caring or Pure+Clear product between 9/27 and 10/27.
Mail completed original form with original store-identified register receipt dated between 9/27-10/27, with price circled and UPC number written on receipt.

Receive refund up to $2.99 by mail. Postmark by 11/27 and received by 12/4

Seattle’s Best Coffee – $1.00 off any 1 (x12/31/09) FOR MY SISTER.. the only coffee she buys.


Hershey’s Special Dark Bag or Hershey’s Extra Dark Bar or Bag, 3.5oz+ – $1.00 off any 1 (x11/01)Hershey’s, Reese’s or Kit Kat Snack Size Bags, 9-22oz – $1.00 off any 3 (x10/17)





Tombstone Save $1.50 on 2 12 inch original Pizzas (x10/31) Perfect to use with our rebate .

Tombstone Pizza is offering a rebate program where the rebate comes as a credit on a utility bill of your choice. You need to mail in the appropriate number of UPCs and this form before January 15, 2010.

You don’t need to mail a receipt, which means you can use UPC codes from pizzas you might already have in the freezer and that you don’t need to buy them all at once.
As you’d expect, the more you buy the more you get back:Buy 7 pizzas, get $5 backBuy 12 pizzas, get $10 backBuy 17 pizzas, get $15 back
Red Plum insert

Ozark brand Natural Spring Water 1-Gallon+ jugs – B2G1 FREE up to $1.10 value (x10/24) Brand name depends on where you live. Darn it I just bought 2 waters at store while buying newspaper, could of had one free. Oh well they are $1.00 each this week.

Proctor and Gamble insert

Oral-B 3ct+ Refill brush head – $3.00 off any 1

Oral-B Floss Pick 45ct+, Satin Floss or Glide product – $1.00 off any 1
Oral-B Pulsar, CrossAction, Advantage, any 1 OR any (2) Indictors – 75 cents off

Oral-B Vitality Toothbrush or Rechargeable Toothbrush, includes Vitality, Sonic Complete, Professional Care, Pulsonic and Triumph – $5.00 off any 1 .. Use with below rebate and watch for a possible sale.

Rebate FORM – Oral-B Plusonic, Professional Care or Sonic Complete Rechargable Toothbrush – $15.00 Rebate. Offer Begins 9/27/09 and request must be postmarked by 11/14/09. One per name/address. Send Form and dated sales receipt with store name and price circled.

Coupons can vary depending on area of the country to live in.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Freebie In The Mail Honey Nut Cheerios


I love Free Samples.. today it was a free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios in the mail box.




Walmart Shopping and My Lipton Ice Tea Purchase


My shopping trip was great, picked up all the groceries shown in picture. This includes the Hamburger Helper and Honey Bunches of Oat previous posted. They also had Lipton Ice Tea to Go that I have a rebate for. I found the rebate a couple of weeks ago at Randalls.

The Lipton Ice Tea to Go was $1.88 a box 10 pack ( cheaper than I saw at another store). I bought 3 boxes as needed and I had 2 coupons that totaled $1.50 off the 3 boxes.
The 3 boxes cost $5.64 minus $1.50 in coupons . My oop was $4.14. When I mail in my proofs and receipt for my rebate, I will received a $5.00 check. Making this a Money Maker and FREe Ice Tea To Go.
My total out of pocket for everything was $24.51 plus tax. After coupons I saved 23 percent. Plus I will a check for $5.00 mailed to me.

Walmart Honey Bunch Of Oats for 34 cents


Went to Walmart and picked up my Honey Bunch of Oats. It had been reported that they were $2.00 a box but my Walmart had marked to $2.34. I printed my coupon and was able to buy a box for 34 cents.








Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Hamburger Helper 50 cents A Box At Walmart


While at Walmart I check out the Hamburger Helper ( easy basic dish for a quick dinner). They were priced over $1.00 a box but when I got to the back aisle of the food I saw a shelf of them marked down to 50 cents a box. All dated till 2010 so lots of shelf life.


I had my coupons with me for 75 cents off 3 boxes which brings to 25 cents a box.


The selection was only about 4 types but that was fine with me.


I snapped up 9 boxes to add to my stock pile at home of Hamburger Helper.




Free Flu Shots at CVS in Minnesota for unemployed


Minneapolis Minnesota paper reported that CVS to give free flu shots to Minn. unemployed.
Maybe this will happen around the country. If you are unemployed check out at your local CVS if they are taking part in this great gesture for those in need.

Print Coupon for Honey Bunch Of Oats


Print a coupon for $2.00 off Honey Bunch of Oats . Walmart is offering this at $2.00 a box so is FREE.

I was only able to print 1 coupon rather than 2 coupons. http://www.postcereals.com/honeybunchesofoats/

Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Randalls Doubling Coupons Another Week




I went shopping at Randall's yesterday and my coupons doubled. Looks like we are getting another week of that. Great time to shop for items on sale.
They have a deal on Progresso Soup at $1.00 a can when you buy 4 cans.
Load Progresso on your Randall's card at http://www.cellfire.com/whatiscf.php and http://shortcuts.com/ plus grab any other Internet or newspaper coupon on Progresso you have to save big on Progresso.
Load Pillsbury coupons at the same times. Some of these are on sale also and can make a great buy.

We had a bowl of Progresso pea soup for lunch with a left over biscuit from Bisquick yesterday. Good fast inexpensive lunch.
Thanks for stopping by ... Grace .. I am off to Randalls to grab some Progresso, Pillsbury and any other deals I can find.

Save 10 Percent Your Next Shopping Trip When You Get Flu Shot


Randall's Grocery Store is advertising on their web site .. Get your flu shot there and get a coupon for 10 percent off your next grocery shopping trip.

Not a bad idea if you have to pay for your flu shot out of your pocket.


Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Loading Coupons To My Store Card Wow How Great

I finally got with it and loaded cards to my Randall's and Kroger's card from Cellfire. Not difficult to do, but hard for an old girl to get with the new ways of couponing.

I matched a loaded coupon for Pillsbury with a printed coupon and matched it with a marked down item and really saved.
I bought 2 Pillsbury Biscuits for $2.98 normally $3.98 for 2 they gave me e coupon twice of $1.00. All is new to me so not sure if I got $1.00 of each from cellfire or if I had also loaded the same coupon from shortcuts. This brought the 2 biscuits to 98 cents. I also had a printed coupon for a dollar off 2 so these ended up free.
With the crescent rolls they were 49 cents more so I did the exact same type of coupons and these 2 cost me 49 cents.
Like I said this all new to me but I sure enjoyed this. These were part of my last trip to Randalls that I posted about already.
So if you have not signed up and loaded to your card give it a try. I am hooked.



http://www.cellfire.com/whatiscf.php

http://shortcuts.com/

Twenty Dollar Shopping Trip Week 2 Finalized








Went to Randall's today to get milk and bread and a chicken. I had loaded Pillsbury coupons to my Randall's card earlier in the week. Randalls had some Pillsbury rolls marked down today. Not all are marked down that I can see. I picked up 2 Pillsbury grand biscuits, 2 crescent rolls, 2 loaves of Sara Lee bread on sale 2 for $4.00, a gallon of milk, some Land of Lakes butter and a rotisserie chicken.




With my coupons I had printed and loaded on my card plus using a $3.00 off milk catalina from a deal last week I bought everything for $11.89. A total savings of$15.58 or 57 percent.

This week for $20.00 I bought 2 cans to Campbells Tomato Soup 2 for $1.00 used my coupon for .40 off 2 which was doubled.1 bottle of Pepsi for .88 used the 25 cent coupon that was tripled Sour Cream Daisy Cottage Cheese used .40 coupon which was doubled.3 Cans of Progresso had $1.00 coupon plus .50 short cut coupon added to my Randalls Card3 Reeses candy 99 cents each buy 2 get 1 free. Had 2 coupons for .55 cents off each.
2 Johnny Cat Litter
1 large size Tic Tack not in picture, in hubby's pocket
2 Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
2 Pillbury Crescent Rolls,
1 Gallon of Milk
2 loaves of Sara Lee Bread
1 Rotisserie Chicken
1 Land of Lakes Butter



This uses up my $20.00 challenge but I have quite a bit of food for a 20 dollar bill. Not done shopping for deals for the week but I had a good time seeing how far I could make a twenty go.
And best of all Randalls doubled one of my coupons, I am not sure if they just did not change registers or if we have another week of double triple coupons. Thanks Randalls hope that you keep this coupon policy going.


Coupon for $10.00 off Pro X Products by Olay


I had heard they were giving away FREE 28 day samples at Pro X by Olay .. I went to register and they were all gone already..


While there I did register to be a member and will now get emails for free samples and offers.


I also registered for a coupon for $10 off my next purchase of any 2 Pro-X products, including the Intensive Wrinkle Protocol by Olay to be mailed to me.


This is also for a limited time so if interested go now and get your coupon to be mailed to you.

Hopefully we will get it and find a good sale to try at a good price


Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

$1/2 Campbell’s Soup Printable Coupon


Fall is coming and the sales are happening for good soup deals...


This is a new printable Campbell’s coupon.

Use this $1/2 Campbell’s Cooking Soups printable (IE) or printable (FF) use these to get some great deals....



Thanks for stopping by .... Grace

Print A Coupon for Free Libby Canned Vegetable




Save this some money when you buy 2 get one free Libby’s Canned Vegetables printable ... pair it up with a sale, and you should get some vegies at a great price

What's For Dinner Tonight



















Even though it is nice to eat out you can get better food and it is so much cheaper at home. Tonight is total comfort food.


We are having Tuna Pasta Salad and biscuits using Bisquick
I make my Tuna Salad the day before we plan to eat so all the flavors can mix. Usually I would put a little celery in it but was none available.
Made the biscuits tonight just 10 minutes before dinner.
Dinner was very tasty and best of all there is plenty of leftovers for another day.
Thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Twenty Dollar Bill Shopping Trip Week 2 Continues





Hubby went to CVS for me today since I had to work. Sometimes work gets in the way of my shopping for bargains... LOL




CVS has Johnny Cat on sale at CVS at 99 cents each. Limit 2 with your rewards card. He add a Tic Tac large size to his shopping list.




Total was $3.48 for 2 Johnny Cat and 1 large size Tic Tac used a $2.00 Register Rewards and cash oop $1.48.
Balance of my twenty dollar bill is $11.05

So far I have bought
2 cans to Campbells Tomato Soup 2 for $1.00 used my coupon for .40 off 2 which was doubled.
1 bottle of Pepsi for .88 used the 25 cent coupon that was tripled
Sour Cream
Daisy Cottage Cheese used .40 coupon which was doubled.
3 Cans of Progresso had $1.00 coupon plus .50 short cut coupon added to my Randalls Card
3 Reeses candy 99 cents each buy 2 get 1 free. Had 2 coupons for .55 cents off each.

2 Johnny Cat Litter

1 large size Tic Tack not in picture, in hubby's pocket




I Love Freebies In The Mail


I love to find freebies on the internet. Walmart is one good place but there are so many more places you can get free items.

Todays mail I received a sample of Total Cereal, 2 Free greeting cards from Walmart, a coupon for free Mars Candy, and a sample from Always.
Watch for future freebies I find or hear about.
Thanks for stopping by .... Grace

Earn A $5 off $25 Coupon



Take a short survey about the flu, then print a $5 off $25 purchase for CVS. You can use this, your manufacturer-issued coupons and other CVS coupons, then pay with Extra Care Bucks to get bags of stuff for almost nothing. Check out this week’s CVS shopping list to get some ideas on what to buy. (Thanks Crystal and Pocket Your Dollars for this information.
I just went and took the short survey.. simple and fast and I printed out my coupon. Take a look at CVS Deals week of 9/20 to 9/26 to see what deals there are this week at CVS.
Thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Great Reading on other Sites Money Saving Tips

I was reading a post from Pocket Your Dollars . She had shared an article that she read on Wisebread .... 51 Unusual Money-Saving Tips from Readers .
This article is funny at times and some ideas are downright stealing if people really do some of these ideas.
The other article that I found fun to read was A Cheapskate’s Guide to Eating Out My hubby and I practice many of these since our one pleasure and entertainment is eating out.
We try to eat at lunch time and during the week. Ususally we can eat alot cheaper this way.

Take a look at both of these articles for a laugh and then for some great tips.

I would love to hear from you and how you try to save money either eating out or being frugal.
I for sure rinse out baggies and reuse if possible and turn off the water when brushing my teeth.

Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Monday, September 21, 2009

Boston Market Two Kids Eat Free Promotion


Boston Market is offering their new “Two Kids Eat Free” dining program.

With any adult purchase $6 or more, two children ages 14 and under can receive a kid’s meal


FREE all day long, every day.


No coupon is required but kids must be present to claim their meals!
If you purchase a Family Meal, you will be eligible for up to four FREE kids meals!
Promotion valid until October 31, 2009.

Randall Grocery Shopping and coupons part of my Twenty Dollar Bill Challenge


Made a trip to Randall's to get few more items while they are doubling and tripling coupons. Wish they would continue doubling , tripling coupons.

I picked up

2 more cans to Campbells Tomato Soup 2 for $1.00 used my coupon for .40 off 2 which was doubled.

1 bottle of Pepsi for .88 used the 25 cent coupon that was tripled

Sour Cream

Daisy Cottage Cheese used .40 coupon which was doubled.

3 Cans of Progresso had $1.00 coupon plus .50 short cut coupon added to my Randalls Card

3 Reeses candy 99 cents each buy 2 get 1 free. Had 2 coupons for .55 cents off each.

Total was $7.58 with total savings of $12.53 at 62 percent savings.


Balance of my twenty dollar bill is $12.42

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SAVE $1.00 Off COKE and CHICKEN


While at Krogers last week I spotted a coupon hanging around a coke bottle offering $1.00 off when you buy Rotisserie Chicken and one 2 Liter or 1 6pk of any Coke Cola Product.

I love Randalls Rotisserie Chicken and it is one of the best price out there and we can get 2 to 3 meals out of one chicken.

Word on the Internet is that some one spotted a peelie on Velveeta shells and Cheese offering FREE Barbecue sauce when you buy 2 Shells and Cheese. I have a Internet coupon saving $1.50 off 2 in my coupon pile in case I come across this peelie. I do not know what kind of Barbecue Sauce is offered FREE.


If you spot any FREEBIES out there I would love to hear from you...


Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Twenty Dollar Bill Shopping Trip Week 2


I have put another Twenty Dollar Bill in a ziplock baggie. I am now making my shopping lists between CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Kroger and Randalls and where ever I can find good deals.

My quest is to see how much I can buy for this $20.00 using coupons, register rewards and FREE items. A plus is to see what I can buy with what I already have in the house to gets some meals for the week.

Check back during the week to see how I am doing on my quest.


If you would like to join me in your own $20.00 quest I would love to hear from you and see a picture when you are done with your shopping trip. Please add a link to your blog page showing your shopping trip only.


Thanks for stopping by ... Grace

Kroger Deal Free Dial Pump Soap

Kroger deal
Kroger has Dial Pump Soap $1.00

use Dial Foaming Hand wash, Liquid Hand Soap or Multi-Bar Pack .35 S 8/16 expires
10/31/2009
makes it FREE ... Kroger will triple only one coupon in my area at a time so need to do in separate transactions to get FREE


thanks for stopping by .. Grace

Walgreens Deals week of 9/20 to 9/26


Walgreen Deals 9/20 to 9/26


Thanks to Tia from Tia’s Saving Cents for compiling this Walgreens list


Register Rewards Deals


$6 RR wyb Roots of Nature Hair Product at $6

Use $1 off Roots of Nature product printable coupon

Price $1 MONEYMAKER after Register Reward and coupon!


$2.50 RR wyb Thermacare Heat Wrap single pack at $2.49

Use $1 off Thermacare printable coupon

Price $1 MONEYMAKER after Register Reward and coupon!


$10 RR wyb $25 of the following products Tylenol 80-100 ct. $7.99

Use $2 off Tylenol Extra Strength 6/21

or 7/26 SS insert

$2 off Tylenol 8 hr 24ct or larger 9/20 RP insert

$1 off Tylenol Extra Strength 9/13 RP insert

Motrin or Simply Sleep 100 ct. $7.99

$1 off Motrin 5/17 RP insert

St. Joseph’s Aspirin 180 ct. $7.99

$1 off St. Joseph’s Aspirin 7/19 SS insert


Zyrtec 30 ct. $18.99

$2.50 Zyrtec 14ct, 10mg Tablets 8/23 RP insert

$4 off Zyrtec 30ct+, 10mg Tablets 8/23 RP insert

8/02 SS insert $2 off Zyrtec Childrens

8/23 RP insert

8/02 SS insert

$3 off Zyrtec Childrens Perfect Measure 10ct 8/23 RP insert


$5 RR wyb $20 of Nestle products Lean Cuisine, Stouffers or Hot Pockets $2.50 each

Use $1/2 Lean Cuisine 9/13 RP insert

or $2/3 Lean Cuisine entrees Sept “all you”

or.75/3 Lean Pockets or Hot Pockets 8/23 RP insert

or .50/1 Hot Pockets 9/13 RP insert

or.50/2 Hot Pockets 9/13 RP insert

or.50/3 Hot Pockets 8/23 RP insert

Coffee Mate powder $2.99

use$1 off Coffee Mate printable coupon

or.55/1 Coffee Mate Sugar Free/Fat Free Liquid


or.50/1 Coffee Mate June All You magazine

OR 8/9 RP insert Nescafe Taster’s Choice Instant coffee $6.99

.50/1 Nescafe Taster’s Choice printable coupon

or.75/1 Nescafe Taster’s Choice printable coupon

or$1 off Nescafe Taster’s Choice June All You magazine
Nestle Toll House Morsels 12 oz $1.99

use .50/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels 9/13 RP insert

or $1/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels June All You magazine-.

or 50/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels printable coupon

Boost Nutritional Drink 6-pack $6.99

use$2 off any Boost pack printable coupon

Boost Glucose Control 6-pack $8.99

use$2 off Boost Glucose Control printable coupon


$3 RR wyb Claritin 20 ct. at $15.99

use $3 off Claritin D Non Drowsy, 10 ct+ 8/30 SS insert


or $2 off Claritin Non Drowsy Childrens 10ct+ 8/30 SS insert

or $4 off Claritin Non Drowsy, 20 ct+ 8/30 SS insert


Price as low as 8.99 after Register Rewards and coupon


$5 RR wyb (2) or more of the following

Sudafed PE 18 or 24 ct., Children’s Liquid 4 oz., or Nasal Spray .5 oz. $5.99

use $2 off Sudafed 8/2 RP insert

or $2 off Sudafed Sinus Pain printable coupon

Benadryl 18-24 ct. or Children’s Liquid 4 oz. $4.99

use $1 off Benadryl allergy product 8/23 RP insert


Tylenol Cough, Cold, Sinus and Allergy Relief 20 or 24 ct., Liquid 8 oz., Children’s Liquid 4 oz. $5.99

use $3/2 Tylenol Sinus, Cold or Cough 9/13 RP insert

use$1 off Tylenol Allergy or Sinus 8/2 SS insert

or $1 off Tylenol Adult Cold, Sinus or Alergy Walgreens “Health Savings” booklet

or $1 off Children’s Tylenol 9/13 RP insert


$5 RR wyb $20 or more of L’Oreal products


This RR is only good on your next purchase of L'Oreal producs


L’Oreal HIP Cosmetics, on sale $3 off

use $1 off L’Oreal Paris Mascara, Eye Shadow, or Eye Liner 8/16 RP insert


or$1 off L’Oreal Cosmetics 8/30 RP insert

or $2 off L’Oreal any Makeup 9/13 RP insert

L’Oreal Skincare (Collagen, Revitalift Deep Set Wrinkle, Skin Genesis or Wrinkle Decrease) $14.99

use $1 off L’Oreal Skin Moisturizer 8/30 RP insert

or$1 off L’Oreal Skin Care product printable coupon


$5 RR wyb (2) Crest at $4 each Crest Outlast 5.8 oz. or Extra Whitening plus Scope Toothpaste 6 oz.

use .75 Crest Premium Toothpaste, 4.2 oz 8/30 P&G insert

OR-.50 Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz 8/30 P&G insertPrice

as low as .75 each after Register Reward and Coupons (use 2)


$2 RR wyb Sensodyne Iso-Active Toothpaste at $5.99

use $1.00 printable QP

(or here)

or from 9/20 RPPrice

2.99 each after Register Reward and coupon


$1.50 RR wyb Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste at $3.99

use $1.00 printable QP

(or here)

or from 9/20 RPPrice

1.49 each after Register Reward and coupon


$1 RR wyb Bic Disposable Razors $4.99 4 pack Women’s Soleil

use $3 off Bic Soleil Disposable Razor 9/20 SS insert

4 pack Men’s Comfort3 Advance

use $2 off Bic Disposable Razors 9/20 SS insertPrice

as low as .99 after Register Reward and coupon


$2 RR wyb Aussie Hair Care products at $2.99 limit 1

use $2/2 Aussie product 9/13 RP insertPrice

as low as $1 each after Register Reward and coupon wyb 2


$2 RR wyb (2) Oral B/Crest dental care at $2 each Oral B Indicator Toothbrush

useB1G1 Oral-B Indicator Manual Toothbrush 8/23 PR insert

Crest Toothpaste 6.4 oz

use .50/1 Crest Toothpaste, 4.2 oz 8/30 P&G insertPrice

as low as FREE after Register Reward and coupon


$1 RR wyb (2) Lipton Tea 100 pk Original, or 48 pk Decaf or 40 pk Green Tea $2.50 each

use .75/2 Lipton Tea Bags, Lipton To Go or any Iced Tea Mix 8/2 RP insertPrice

$1.75 each after coupon and Register Rewards


$1 RR wyb (2) Cadbury bars 3.5 or 4 oz. at $1.50 each

Price $1 each after Register Reward


$3 RR wyb Benefiber 28 packets, 48-62 dose, 100 ct. chewable $9.99

use $2 off Benefiber 7/12 SS insert


or $2 off Benefiber Stick Pack 7/12 SS insertPrice

as low as 4.99 after Register Reward and coupon


$3 RR wyb (2) Aveeno, at $6.50 each Shampoo or Conditioner, 5.2 or 10.5 oz

use $1.50 off Aveeno Nourish Shampoo or Conditioner, June “all you”

or $2 off Aveeno Any Product printable coupon

Price $3 each after Register Reward wyb 2 and use 2 coupons


$1 RR wyb (1) Electrasol 20 ct, or Jet Dry, $3.99

use .40/1 Finish Jet-Dry 8/30 SS insert

or .25/1 Finish/Electrasol Powder or Gel 8/30 SS

or .50/1 Finish/Electrasol Powerball Tabs, Gelpacs or Quantum 8/30 SS insert

or .50/1 Finish/Electrasol printable coupon

Price as low as 2.49 each after Register Reward and coupon

$2 RR wyb (2) Household Cleaners $2.50 each

Pine-Sol 28 oz.

Tilex 16 oz.

Formula 409 32 oz.

Clorox, 35 pack wipes,

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Liquid 24 oz,

or Automatic Cleaner 3.5 oz

use $1 off Formula 409 8/30 RP insert

Price as low as .50 each wyb 2 Formula 409 and use 2 coupons


$4 RR wyb (2) Nivea for Men, at $4.50 each Body Wash, Lotion, Shave Balm, Face Scrub, or Wash

use $1 off Nivea Body or Hand Product 8/30 RP insert

Price $1.50 each after Register Rewards wyb 2 and use 2 coupons


Other Good Deals
Quaker Quick 1-Minute Oats 18 oz B1G1 $3.19

use $1.25/2 Quaker Instant, Quick Oats or Old Fashioned 8/30 RP insert

Price .97 each wyb 2 with coupon


Cheez-Its, Keebler Cookies or Crackers B1G1 $1.99

use .55/1 Keebler Cookies printable coupon

or$1 off Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies printable coupon

Price as low as FREE after coupon!


Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken 89¢ w/in-ad coupon

use $1/2 Campbell’s Cooking Soups printable coupon

or $1/2 Campbell’s Cooking Soup printable coupon

Price .45 each wyb 2 and use both the in-ad and printable coupon


Lipton Green Tea 12pk $4.99 with in-ad coupon


Comet Cleanser 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon


Thanks for stopping by .... Grace

CVS Deals week of 9/20 to 9/26


CVS Deals Week of 9/20 to 9/26

3 Day Sale Sun to Tues

Sally Hansen nail color B1G1 Free
Use $1.00 QP from 8/2 RP
or printable QP (only available regionally)

Weekly ECB Deals

Crest or Oral B Pro-Health toothpaste 4.2 oz, rinse 250 mL or Oral B Floss $2.99 (limit 1)
Use $0.75 toothpaste QP from 8/30 PG
Get $2 ECB’s
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: $0.24 for toothpaste

Aquafresh Iso-active toothpaste 4.3 oz $3.99 (limit 1 )
Use $1.00 printable QP
(or here)
or from 9/20 RP
Get $2.00 ECB’s
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: $0.99

Dry Idea, Right Guard Sport, or Xtreme $2.99 (limit 3)
Use $1.00/2 QP from 7/12 S
or 8/16 S
Get $1.00 ECB
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: 2/$2.98

Pepsi 12 pack 4/$12 (limit 1)
Use (4) $0.25 printable QP’s
(if you can print that many or have access to multiple computers)
Get $3.00 ECB’s when you buy 4
Total after Coupons and ECB’s: 4/$8

Sensodyne Iso-active toothpaste 4.3 oz. $4.99 (limit 1)
Use $1.00 printable QP
(or here) or from 9/20 RP
Get $2.00 ECB’s
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: $1.99

Zantac $9.99 (limit 2)
Use $5.00 printable QP
or Use $1.50 Zantac 75 QP from 5/17 S
or Use $1.00 QP from 8/23 S
or 5/17 S
Get $3.00 ECB’s
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: from $1.99, depending on coupon used

Propel or Gatorade 6 pk 16.9 – 20 oz bottles 2/$9 (limit 1)
Get $1.00 ECB’s when you buy 2
Total after ECB’s: 2/$8

Scope Outlast mouthwash – twin pack $6.99 (limit 1)
Get $1 ECB’s
Total after ECB’s: $5.99

Clairol Perfect 10 $11.99 (limit 3)
Use $2.00 Clairol hair color QP from 8/30 PG
Get $2.00 ECB’s
Total after Coupon and ECB’s: $7.99

Get $3 ECB’s when you buy any Gillette Cartridges 4-12 ct (limit 1)
Use Get Gillette Fusion Shave Gel Free when you buy any Fusion Cartridge QP from 8/16 RP
or Use Get Gillette Deodorant Free when you buy any Fusion Cartridge QP from 8/16 RP

Get $5 ECB’s when you buy $15 Neutrogena (limit 1)
Use $1.00 Neutrogena Hair Care Item from 9/20 RP
Use $1.00 Neutrogena Men Product from 6×7 S

Get $5 ECB’s when you buy $15 of the following candy (limit 1)
Mike & Ike or Good & Plenty 2/$2
M&Ms $6 Orbit or Extra 2/$4
Orbit or Trident 2/$5
Use $1.00/3 Trident QP from 8/30
S Whoppers 2/$4
Mars Fun Size $8
Sourpatch Kids or Swedish Fish 2/$4
Mars Minis $5

Get $10 ECB’s when you buy Covergirl Simply Ageless Foundation AND any Olay Regenerist (limit 1)
Use Buy 1 Covergirl foundation, Get 1 Free Covergirl face product QP from 8/30 PG
Use $1.00 any Covergirl product QP from 8/30 PG
Use $1.00 Olay facial moisturizer or facial cleanser QP from 8/23 RP
or 9/13 RP
Use Olay Mail-in rebate – Receive a free Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller coupon when you buy 2 Regenerist Facial cleansers

Get $10 ECB’s when you buy $30 Roc Skin Care (limit 1)

Get $2 ECB’s when you buy Multi packs of Crest, Fixodent, or Oral-B 2 or 4-packs only, prices starting at $4.99 (limit 1)
Use $0.75 Crest premium toothpaste QP from 8/30 PG
orUse $0.50 Crest toothpaste QP from 8/30 PG (some regions received $1.00/2 )
or Use $0.50 Fixodent adhesive QP from 8/30 PG

Get $1.00 ECB when you buy any Colgate 1-pack toothbrush (limit 1)
Use $0.40 QP from 8/30 S

Other Deals

Mom’s Best Naturals Oatmeal $1.00
Use $0.75 printable QP
Total after Coupon: $0.25

Kleenex Tissues $0.97
Use $.50/3 from 8/2 S
Total after Coupon: $0.80 each when you buy 3

Maxwell House coffee 11-11.5 oz B1G1 Free (limit 4)

thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yankee Candle: $10 off $25 Purchase Coupon


Great way to start our Holiday shopping .. with a coupon to save money


If you plan on shopping at Yankee Candle



Thanks for the tip, Tia! and Centsable Momma


Thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Bath & Body Works Coupons


Bath & Body Works has a few great coupons available for free items with no minimum purchase


Just love freebies don't you
thanks for stopping by .. Grace

Whats For Dinner Sloppy Joes


Fall is coming and we love comfort food. Hubby made sloppy Joes his own recipe that includes a piece of Velveeta Cheese melting on the bun.
Add some Bush beans and Potato chips and onion dip and what a tasty supper.

Tonight was on a hot dog bun since that is what we had in the house.

Free Betty Crocker Sample of Potatoes


Sign up here to get a free sample of Betty Crocker’s Au Gratin or Garlic Mashed Potatoes, while supplies last. This is for new members so if you have signed up in the last two weeks it is not available

Free Mars Candy Bar on Friday


Don’t forget to sign up here to be mailed a coupon for a free Mars candy bar. The first 250,000 to sign up each Friday through September 2009 are eligible. You can only register once per Friday.

Sunday Coupon Preview


Time to take a look at the coupon preview to see what is coming up this next week. Fall is coming and the soup coupons are starting.

Take a peek at them to see how many papers you want to pick up.

How Far Can I Make a Twenty Dollar Bill Go







I took a twenty out of my wallet and thought lets see what I can buy with this $20.00 during the week..



I bought



1 Advil Walgreens
1 Hershey Candy Bar .. Walgreens
1 Bottle of Coke 1 liter Randalls
4 cans of Tomato Soup Randalls
4 Kraft Easy Mac Krogers
4 cans of Chicken of the Sea Tuna Krogers
1 can of Maxwell coffee 34.5 oz Krogers

1 Velveeta Cheese 2 pounds Krogers
2 Carnation Liquid Creamer 32 ozs Krogers
2 Marie Callender's Al Dente

Total out of pocket is $22.43. I will receive back $2.55 in my refund and I received a $2 register rewards for a total cash oop $19.98