Monday, November 30, 2009

Turn Your Loose Change Into a $10.00 Bonus

Turn your change into a $10.00 bonus. While I was wandering around on different posts I found this great blog post.
Go to her blog to read the complete story, but short story is turn in $40.00 or more into one of those coin machines you see and get a bonus of $10.00 bonus mailed to you. Sure the rebate is in the form of another gift card.
Now I do not know if there is more than one brand coin machine but this one is coinstar.
I usually advoid these machines because they charge interest to give you cash, but if you turn into a gift card where you plan to shop any way why not get the bonus. Use to buy some gifts for the holidays.

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Campaign ends Dec 6th. So I need to grab my pennies. I know I do not have enough pennies, so I have to go to the bank for some extra change to get it to $40.00.
Gift cards are for CVS, Amazon, J C Penny's and others

Thanks for stopping by.... Lets Keep Saving Together... Grace

Walgreens $5.00 Shopping Challenge


I went to Walgreen's today to do my $5.00 Walgreen's shopping challenge. My challenge is to see what I can buy for $5.00. This will be items of need or useful to our family.

First transaction was two packages of Band aids on sale for $1.50 each. Used 2 coupons of 50 cents off each box. Total out of pocket was $2.00 and received back $1.00 register rewards.

Second transaction was 2 packages of Oral Satin Floss at $2.50 each and 2 packages of Walgreen's cough drops 2 for $1.49. I used 2 coupons for $1.00 off the Floss and $1.00 register reward from first transaction. Total oop was $3.61

Third transaction was for a box of Cascade Dishwasher soap for $3.99 and 1 filler of a small candy bar. I used a coupon for $.50 off the dish soap and the $3.00 register reward from second transaction. Total oop was $1.47.

My retail total was $14.36 ( includes the sale prices offered this week)
Wag advertised savings $9.46
Coupon savings of $3.50
Register rewards received and used of $4.00

Total out of pocket cash of $7.08. This is over my $5.00 challenge, If I had not bought the cough drops would of been much closer to my $5.00 , but I needed cough drops. 2nd cold in 5 months.
I have no left over register rewards but feel that my dish soap cost me 49 cents today.
If you do the Walgreen's $5.00 challenge let me know how you did.

Thanks For Stopping By .... Lets Keep Saving Together .... Grace

David Ramsey GiveAways through 12/23

I heard today on the the David Ramsey show that he is giving away great prizes this Christmas. Starting today, going through December 23, Dave Ramsey is giving away a prize a day. Today's prize: $1,000 CASH!!!!!!

Who doesn't want to win cash. When you go to his website daily until Dec. 22(the Dec 23 drawing, you will automatically be entered into if you have entered ANY of the daily drawings) and sign up for the giveaway, no strings attached.

Also, if you have been planning on purchasing any of his books, they are on sale for $10 right. What a wonderful gift to give to your love ones. A gift of hope.
I have been watching for his book " The Total Money Makeover" in very good condition, at used bookstores to give as gifts.
Buying new for $10.00 is even better.
If you have not heard David on the radio give him a listen. He can change your life.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CVS Shopping List 11/29 – 12/5/09


Welcome to this weeks deals at CVS .. I have picked a few of them. Remember prices can vary depending where in the country you live.
Week-Long Extra Care Buck Deals

Buy 1 Accu-Check Aviva Monitor at $14.99,
Get $5 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 2)
Use $10/1 coupon from the 8/23 or 11/8 Smart source inserts
Spend $4.99, get $5 Extra Care Bucks back
Final price: Free after coupon and Extra Care Bucks

Buy 1 Oral B Manual Toothbrush at $2.99,
Get $2 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 10/11 or 11/29 Proctor & Gamble inserts
Spend $2.24, get $2 Extra Care Bucks back
Final price: $0.24 cents after coupons and Extra Care Bucks

Buy $25 worth of Gillette products,
Get $10 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
Deal idea
Use $4/1 Razor coupon from the 11/29 Proctor & Gamble insert
Use two $1/1 Deodorant coupons from the 11/29 Proctor & Gamble insert
Use two Free Body Wash When You Buy Deodorant coupons from the 11/1 Proctor & Gamble insert
Total can vary depending on what you buy.. Get $10 Extra Care Bucks

Buy $20 worth of Benefiber products,
Get $10 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 4)
Use 4 $2/1 printable coupons here and printable coupons here
Price can vary on what you buy

Buy 2 Vicks NyQuil or NyQuil, Get $4 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
Buy two NyQuil and/or NyQuil at $4.99 each
Use two corresponding $1.50/1 coupons from the 11/1 or 11/29 Proctor & Gamble inserts
Spend $3.49, get $4 Extra Care Bucks back
Final price: $1.49 each after coupons and Extra Care Bucks

Buy 1 Olay Pro X product,
Get $5 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)

Thanks for Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Walgreens Deals 11/29 to 12/5


Welcome to some of the deals this week at Walgreen's. Prices can vary depending on part of the country you are in. Check out the Walgreen's Ad for more deals.


Oral B Indicator Toothbrush, Floss, Floss Picks, or Pre Cut Floss, $2.50

Use $0.75 off Oral-B Pulsar, Cross Action, Advantage or Indicator Manual Toothbrushes, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 11/1/09)

$1/1 Oral-B Floss Picks, Oral-B Satin Floss or Any Crest Glide Product, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)

$1/1 Oral-B Floss Pick, Satin Floss or Any Glide Product, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 10/11/09)

Earn $3 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: as low as FREE with 2 $1 coupons


Ecotrin 45 ct., $1.99

Use $2/1 Ecotrin Aspirin Therapy Product, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 10/11/09)

Final Price: FREE


REGISTER REWARD DEALS


Complete Multi Purpose Solution 12 oz., $7.99

Use $1/1 Complete Multipurpose Solution, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 10/25/09)

Earn $7.99 Register Rewards

Final Price after Rewards: FREE + $1 Overage


Quaker Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Cap’n Crunch, Life Cereal, Quaker 10 Pack Oatmeal, Aunt Jemima Syrup, 2/$5

Use $0.75/2 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars Boxes, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 10/11/09)


$1.25/2 Quaker Instant Oatmeal or Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned Oats, exp. 11-30-09 (RP 8/30/09)

Earn $2 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: as low as $0.88/each


Mars or Dove Miniatures, 2/$6

Earn $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $2.50/each


Hershey’s Miniatures or Kisses, $4

Use $1/1 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Chocolates, exp. 11-30-09 (SS #3 9/13/09)

Earn $2 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $2/each


Glade Candle 4 oz., 2/$5

Use $1.50/2 Glade 4-oz. Jar Candles, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 11/1/09)

Earn $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $1.25/each


Spend $20 on toy or plush,

Get $5 Register Rewards


Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, 2/$8

Use $1/2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 11/1/09)

Earn $3 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $2/each


Degree or Dove Deodorant, 2/$7

Use $1/2 Degree, exp. 12-6-09 (RP #2 9/13/09)

Earn $2 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $2/each


Gillette Fusion Manual or Power Razor System, $8.99

Use $4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)

Earn $4 Register Rewards

Final Price after Register Rewards: $0.99


Oral B Stages Toothpaste or Toothbrush, Zooth Character Toothbrush, or Crest Sesame Street Toothbrush, 4/$10

Use $1/1 Oral-B Stages or Zooth Manual or Power Toothbrush, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 11/1/09)$1/2 Oral-B Stages or Zooth Manual or Power Toothbrushes, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)$1/2 Oral-B Stages or Zooth or Kid’s Crest Toothpastes or Liquid Gels, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)

Earn $5 Register Rewards when you buy 4

Final Price after Register Rewards: as low as $0.25/each


Colgate Max Fresh or Max White or Total Toothpaste 6 oz., 2/$5

Use $1/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste, exp. 12-31-09 (All You, Fashion & Beauty

Earn $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $1/each


Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers or Training Pants, $10

Use $1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 11/1/09)

$1.50/1 Pampers Diapers or Pants, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)

1.50/1 Pampers Easy Ups Trainers, exp. 11-30-09 (P&G 11/1/09)

Earn $2 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $7.50/each


Band Aid Bandages, $1.50

Use $0.50/1 Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages, exp. 11-30-09 (SS 8/2/09)

Earn $1 Register Rewards when you buy 2

Final Price after Register Rewards: $0.50/each


Align Digestive Care 28 ct., $28.99

Use $5/1 Align Product, exp. 12-31-09 (P&G 11/29/09)

Earn $9 Register Rewards

Final Price after Register Rewards: $14.99


7 DAY COUPONS
Dr. Pepper, 7Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry, or Hawaiian Punch, $1 (Limit 5)


Christmas Pencils, 8/$1


OTHER SALES
Half Gallon Milk, $1.29


Holiday Cookie Cutter, Dessert Cup, or Mini Tin, 3/$1


Campbell’s Chunky Soup, $1.50$1.50/3 printable Final Price: $1/each


Holiday M&Ms, 2/$5

Use $1 Instant Coupon when you buy 2

Final Price: $2/each


Thanks For Stopping By ... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Print Coupon For Denny's Grand Slam


Denny’s is offering a coupon via Facebook for a Buy One Build Your Own Grand Slam, Get One Free.

This will be valid on November 27, 2009 only.
Thanks, For the Mommas!


Thanks For Stopping By ... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Great Coupons To Print From Kraft Foods



Here are some great coupons from Kraft Foods to print out. These Kraft coupons as they will make for some good deals.
$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese (Shreds or Chunks)
$0.55/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese
$0.55/1 package of Velveeta
$0.55/1 Knudsen Sour Cream
$0.55/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream
Thanks for Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

20 Ways To Save At The Grocery Store


I just read a great posting on 20 ways to save at the grocery store. All put together nice and clear. Take a jump over there to read what Wicked Cool Deals has to say.



I use most of these ideas and feel it is important not only to save for my own family but hopefully be an example for others in my family. In turn I want to be able to help you out there reading to save money on groceries and eating out.


I have made so many mistakes, have spent so many years not using coupons seriously or doing rebates. Today I look forward to reading the grocery ads and blogs to find the best deals.

We have never had so much food in our pantry ever. My pantry is getting fuller by the day. I have a main list on my pantry door telling me what I have and how much.

It gives me a sense of comfort knowing I have a good stock of coffee, soup , food items, and laundry products. If it was necessary, I could go without buying some of these items from a few weeks to months.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Eating Out On Less Dollars .. Using a Coupon at a Pizza Joint








Today was the last day of a 6 days of Tax classes. Glad it is over for the time being.


We planned ahead and knew there was a CiCi Pizza place within blocks of school. Had never been there before so perfect time to try it out.
Ci Ci is a Pizza place that is mainly a buffet featuring Salad bar, 2 pasta choices ( same pasta with 2 sauces)

and several types of Pizza to choose from plus cheesy bread. They even have a couple of desert choices like pizza crust with a apple pie filling ( to sweet for me)


Food was good, prices fair, and they kept busy adding more Hot Pizzas and picking up plates. Cost of Entertainment Book $30.00
Total saved $5.00 with coupon today .. Total of bill $10.36 .. Total saved so far $10.00

Eating Out On Less Dollars .. Using a Coupon at a Sports Bar and Grill

As many of you know hubby and I eat out at lunch time alot. We wander around looking for things to buy and sell on the internet, we are involved with going to school to do taxes for the third year at H & R Block and usually eat out before class.
To try to cut our costs even more I have bought the Entertainment Book for the Houston area. With using this book and using the coupons from the Sunday paper or local papers we should be able to eat out on a few less dollars.
And we should be able to eat at places we may not have tried before.
Last Sunday we went to church with my sister and her hubby. After church we always go out to dinner. This time I looked in my Entertainment book and found a coupon for a Sports Bar and grill we had ate at once before. Food was okay and was real close to a used book I wanted to visit.
So off we drive and visit the Stadia Sports Grill in Katy Texas.
What was I thinking every TV was on and all to different football games. We are not sports people and it was blaring loud in there.
Oh well everyone else was happy and enjoying the football games and that is really what it is about.
Food was very good ( I had a barbecue hamburger that was very tasty and would buy again ) We ate our hamburgers and scooted off to a nice quiet bookstore.
We will probably stop by this sports bar again but it will be in the middle of a week at lunch time when it is quiet like a used bookstore.
We saved $5.00 on our lunch bill ... total of bill plus tip was $11.91 Total saved so far $5.00 with coupons

Thanksgiving Coupons For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

There are a lot of wonderful coupons to help you cut your costs for your Thanksgiving Dinner.
Several stores are running great sales on holiday items, but to help you save even more, here is a list of coupons for the big day!
Go here to print the following from Coupons.com:
$1/1 Ore-Ida Steam 'n Mash Potatoes
.55/1 Mann's Fresh Cut vegetables
.50/1 Progresso Broth
A variety of Pillsbury coupons

Go here to print the following from SmartSource:
$2/1 any butterball Whole Turkey
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers
.50/2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts
.55/1 Pillsbury Savorings
A variety of Pillsbury roll coupons
.50/1 Valassic pickles or relish {for leftovers of course!}
.40/1 Idahoan Potatoes
Save $2 wyb five Stovetop, Heinz gravies and a Butterball turkey

Go here to print the following from RedPlum:
.65/2 C&H Sugar
$1/1 Sara Lee frozen dessert
You can still print $15 in Campbell's coupons! Go here for more info!
More printable coupons that might be useful:
$1/3 jars of Heinz Gravy
Save $2.00 on a Butterball® Turkey when you buy any combination of five: 6oz. Stove Top® Stuffing Mix or 12oz. Heinz® Homestyle Gravy
Learn how to get .12 Butter spread at Target here!

Newspaper Insert Coupons:
.75/1 Rhodes Rolls here, or $1/1 from 8/16 or 9/20 SS
.50/1 Reddi-Wip from 11/15 SS
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy cheese, from 11/08 SS
$1/2 Club Crackers from All You magazine, Nov. issue
.75/1 French's French Fried Onions from All You magazine, Nov. issue
.50/1 French's French Fried Onions from 11/08 SS
$1/4 Campbell's Gravies, 10/11 SS {several other Campbell's coupons from this insert as well!}
.75/1 Breyers Ice Cream from 10/18 RP
$1/2 Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk from 11/8 RP
$1/3 Hershey's Baking Chips, 11/15 SS
.55/2 Comstock Pie Filling, 11/8 SS
.50/1 McCormick Spice or Extract, 11/1 RP
.50/2 McComick Gravy Packets, 11/1 RP
.35/1 Pam Cooking Spray, 11/15 SS
$1/1 Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice, 11/15 SS
.75/1 Reynold's Parchment paper, 10/11 SS
$1/1 Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners, 11/15 SS
Thank you for the great list Utah Deal Diva!

Thanks for Stopping By .. Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Best of Walgreens Deals Week of 11/22 to 11/27

There are some pretty good deals this week. Prices can vary around the country.
There are some good coupon and register rewards deals.
Don’t forget that there is a $5/$25 Walgreens coupon good on your purchases tomorrow Sunday 11/22 and Monday 11/23.

Coupon Deals
Coffee-mate 16oz on sale buy one get one free or 2/$2.49
Use two $1/1 printable coupon
Pay $0.49 for two after coupons

Welch’s Grape Juice 2/$6
Use $1/1 Welch’s printable coupon (IE Link) (FF Link)
Pay $2 each after coupon

Starbucks Ice Cream 2/$5
Use $1/1 printable coupon
Pay $1.50 each after coupon

Campbells Tomato Soup $0.59 each after in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/2 printable coupon
Pay $0.68 for two after coupons

Tic Tacs $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $1/1 coupon from 9/20 RP insert (if Tic Tac Chill included in sale)
FREE after coupons

Ricola Cough Drops $0.99 after in ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 coupon from Diabetes and You Coupon Booklet
Pay $0.49 each after coupon

Register Rewards Deals
Nabisco Crackers 5/$10,
Earn a $3 RR when you spend $10
Use $1/1 Nabisco Cracker coupon from 11/8 SS
$1/1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers printable coupon
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers on Smartsource
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers Printable coupon

Deal Idea:Buy Five Boxes of Nabisco Crackers (mix and match)
Use five $1/1 coupons from 11/8 SS insert or $1/1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers printable coupon
Pay $5 out of pocket and get $3 RR back.
When you do this deal twice you could then submit for Kraft Rebate: Get $10 back when you buy ten boxes Nabisco Crackers

Kelloggs Cereals 2/$5,
Earn a $5 RR
when you buy two Use $0.75/1 Smart Start Cereal or here
Use $1/2 Frosted Mini Wheats
Pay as little as $1.25 per box after coupons and register rewards

Enfamil Infant Formula 23-25oz $22.99,
Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $5/1 coupon from 9/27 SS insert
Pay $15.99 per can after coupon and register reward

Triaminic Cold and Allergy Relief 2/$10,
Earn a $5 RR when you buy two
Use $1.50/1 coupon from 10/18 SS insert or $1.50/1 printable coupon
Use $2/1 Walgreens coupon from Healthy Savings Coupon Booklet (will deduct $4)
Pay $3 out of pocket and get $5 RR back

Monthly Register Rewards
$5.99 Contrex 20ct
Use $3/1 coupon from 11/1 SS insert (some areas got $1.50/1)
Use $3/1 coupon from November Coupon Booklet
FREE after coupons

Buy three Lubriderm Body Lotion Fragrance Free 6oz $3.79 each,
Earn a $8 Register Rewards
Use three $2/1 coupons from 10/11 RP insert
Use $1/1 Walgreens coupon from Diabetes and You Winter Issue (will deduct $3 at once)
Pay $2.37 plus tax out of pocket and earn a $8 register rewards back!

Dulcolax Balance $7 (7 Day, 4.1oz),
Earn a $4 RR wyb one*
Use $3/1 coupon found on package or $3/1 printable coupon
Submit for $5 rebate found here
FREE plus up to $5 in overage after coupon, register reward and rebate

Theraflu $5 each,
Earn a $3 RR wyb two
Use two $2/1 coupon from 10/18 inserts (some areas got a $3 off one)
Use one $2/1 coupon in Healthy Savings Booklet
Pay as little as $0.00 out of pocket (if you got the $3/1 coupons) and earn a $3 RR back.

Buy one Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99 at some stores and get a $10 RR back and
Buy one Almay Pure Eye Shadow $7.49 OR LipGloss $7.49 OR Mascara $6.99 and get a $5 RR back

Robitussin DM To Go 2pk; $2.49,
Receive $2.49 wyb one

The Best of CVS Deals Week of 11/22 to 1/27


Looks like a good week at CVS this week

Thanks to the Thrifty Mama for her help putting these deals together.

Weekly ECB Deals

Complete Contact Solution $8.99
Earn $8.99 ECBs
Limit 2
Use $1/1 printable coupon or from the 10/25 RP insert
FREE plus $1 overage after coupons and ECBs

Clean and Clear Spend $15
Earn 5 ECBs Limit 1
Use $2/1 printable coupon

Huggies Diapers and Wipes Spend $20
Earn 5 ECBs Limit 1
Huggies and Pull-Ups 2/$18.99
Use $3/1 Pure and Natural printable coupon or from the 10/25 SS insert
Use $1/1 Huggies from the 10/25 SS insert
Mega Pack Wipes $6.99
Use $0.50/1 from the 10/25 SS insert
Deal Idea
Buy 2 Huggies Pure and Natural Diapers = $18.99
Buy 1 Huggies Jumbo Wipes = $6.99
Use 2 $3 coupons and 1 /.50 cents coupon
Spend $19.48 Earn 5 ECBs
Pay $14.48 for three items or $4.83 each after coupons and ECBs

Sarah Peyton Spa Set $9.99
Earn 3 ECBs Limit 1
Pay $6.99 after ECBs

Sarah Peyton Wellness Memory Foam Pillow $9.99
Earn 3 ECBs Limit 1
Pay $3.99 after ECBs

Tums $3.99
Earn 1 ECB Limit 2
Use $1/1 printable coupon (also $1/2 in the 11/15 RP insert)
Use $2 CVS coupon from the $100 Flu Book
FREE after coupons and ECBs

Non ECB Deals
Domino Sugar 2 lb. $1.49
Use $0.40/1 printable coupon
Pay $1.09 after coupon

Glade Air Freshener Spray $0.99
Use B1G1 Free from the 11/1 SS insert
pay $0.99 for two or $0.49 each after coupon

Libby’s Canned Vegetables $1
Use $0.50/2 printable coupon or $1/4 from the 9/27 RP insert
Pay as little $1.50 for two or $0.75 each after coupon

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce $0.88
Use $1/2 tearpads found at various stores
Pay $0.76 cents for two after coupon

Photo Books 6×8 B1G1
Pay 2/$12.99

Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.99
Use $0.50/3 from the 11/1 SS insert
Use $1 off coupon from the $100 CVS Flu Booklet
FREE after coupon

Thanks For Stopping By ... Lets Keep Saving ... Grace

More Shopping For Rebate of $5.00 from SC Johnson


Heard that Walmart had Scrubbing Bubbles at $2.32 picked up 3 for my S C Johnson rebate using 2 coupons for $3.00 off the purchase. This was a great rebate .. they allowed us to do it a total of 3 times. See link on right hand side to read more about this rebate

The 3 Scrubbing Bubbles cost me $6.96 plus .33 tax plus .44 for a stamp . I got $3.00 off from coupons and will get $5.00 back in refund. That comes out to them paying me $.27 to use or FREE. Coupons are great but when you match up with a refund it is GREAT.

While there I picked up 2 bottles of Welches Sparkling Juice at $2.97 each. I had 2 coupons of $2.00 off each bottle bringing the cost down to .97 cents each. These are great for the holiday dinners for those of us who do not drink Alcohol.


Thanks For Stopping By .... Lets Keep Saving Together .. Grace

Grocery Shopping for a $10.00 Rebate & $5.00 Gift card from Target


Went shopping today to get my items for Keep the Jingle in Your Holidays. Pick out 10 items from the list and get back $10.00

Off to Target armed with Target Coupons and Manufacture coupons and picked up

3 Boxes of Ritz using 3 manufacture coupons each a $1.00 off a package and 2 target coupons each $1.00 off Ritz (in 2 transactions)

2 Boxes of Premium Crackers

4 cans of Planters Peanuts using 2 coupons of a $1.00 off 2 cans

I had already picked up one Planters peanuts in the past.

While there I grabbed 3 Maxwell Coffees on sale for $5.99 using internet coupon $1.00 off 2 cans.

Total was $37.55 out of pocket .. savings of $24.93

I will get back $10.00 in the rebate and I received instantly a $5.00 gift card from the purchase of 3 Maxwell coffee. That brings my cost down to $22.44 for

3 Ritz

2 Saltine Crackers

4 cans of Peanuts ( cashews)

3 2# Maxwell Coffee cans
Thanks for Stopping By ... Lets Keep Saving Together .. Grace

CVS and My Christmas Gift Shopping




This last week CVS had a Telescope on sale for $14.99. DH and I thought these were a perfect idea for 3 of our Grandson's.


I had $6.00 in extra bucks that had expired by 3 days, so I went to buy the first one. I am so happy to say the nice clerk got it to enter and I saved on the first one.

Went back next day to pick up 2 more. I needed some makeup so decided to buy the Cover Girl offering. I bought both the Ageless Foundation and Blush for $23.00 and received $10.00 extra bucks.
Turned around and purchased 2 more Telescopes using my extra bucks and saved $10.00.
Will be watching for more deals at the drugstores and other stores to see how I can buy gifts and still save money.
Thanks For Stopping By.. Lets Keep Saving Together... Grace

Sunday Coupon Alert 11/22/09

There will be only one insert in this weekend’s papers: (1) Smart Source Insert. Click on this link to see what will be in this Sunday's coupon insert. The offers can change depending on what part of the country you live. http://www.sundaycouponpreview.com/11-22-smartsource-coupon-insert/

Be sure to check back to see how I link my stores offerings with coupons.

Thanks For Stopping By ... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Friday, November 20, 2009

Today's Shopping Trip for Deals at Krogers


Quick trip to Krogers to pick up some of their deals.
Got 2 #1 pound of Chuck ground beef at $1.89 a pound . Used 2 internet coupons of 50 cents off each one. Kroger doubled both so my total was 89 cents a pound each. http://couponloversunite.blogspot.com/2009/10/rare-coupon-save-on-hamburger.html
Got 4 Campbells cream of mushroom soup at 75 cents each. used 1 coupon for 30 cents off the 4 which was tripled . Total for my soup was $2.10.
2 coffee mates at 2.50 each using a coupon for $1.00 off the 2 or $2.00 each.
4 /2 litter bottles of Coke at $1.25 each using the 55 cents off 4 coupon from Betty Crocker potatoes. Coupon seems to have been rounded up to $1.00 off.
5 cans of Swanson Broth at 5 for $3.00 using a .35 cent off 4 which was tripled to $1.05 off
Threw in a Kroger brand of Aluminum foil for $1.99
Total of groceries was $17.68 savings of a total of $17.09 or 49 percent. I had $15 in gift cards from signing up for newspaper delivery.
Total cash oop was $2.68
Great shopping trip at Krogers today..
Thanks for Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Shopping at Target Today for Great Deals and Rebate on Clorex Detergant




I do not usually go to Target since it is not on my regular route but wanted to try to get a couple of food items and try out the coupon match up of target and manufacturer. Did not buy much, so simple transaction except I grabbed 2 campbells soup no salt that cost more than the 49 cent sale price and I wanted to go to a Super Target to do the deal of buy a turkey and this certain roaster and get back $15.00 gift card. My Target is not a Super Target. So another trip tomorrow if I want to do this.
Back to my grocery shopping... Picked up Heinz Gravy on sale for 6 79 cents each had internet 2 internet coupons to cut cost
Campbell Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken Soup at 49 cents each picked up a total of 8 cans ( includes those that I will exchange when I go to Target)
Del Monte Vegetables at 45 cents each picked up 8 of them.
Plus 1 I Can't Believe Its Not Butter using another coupon .
I had Target Coupons for the I Can't Believe Its Not Butter and the Del Monte Vegies.
Also picked up a bottle of Clorex 2 at $8.49 used a coupon for a $1.50 off reducing price to "$6.99. I have a refund that I received in the mail from a fellow couponer ( thanks Courtney) I will sent this in for a refund of up to $7.59.
Total spent at Target was $17.11 with a savings of $25.24 Plus I will get back $7.59 in my rebate.
Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Targets New Coupon Print Rules How Will It Affect You

I have reading other blogs talking about that Target has overhauled their store-issued coupon printing system to limit the number of coupons that can be printed per computer.

Previously any one person could prints dozens or hundreds of any individual coupon and return to the store time and again without limit.

The new system allows you to print each coupon twice per computer, just like most other online websites.


Each coupon will have a fixed expiration date, whereas some sites set the expiration date to two weeks beyond the date you print it.

This new system means that sites like Organic Grocery Deals and A Full Cup will no longer have Target Coupon Generators, so we will see changes in the Target list in the week’s ahead.

Check out Target’s new printable coupon system.


I was just at the Target sight and printed the coupons I was interested in and was able to print twice.

What do you think of this new system.

Thanks Pocket Your Dollars

Kroger Deals Week 11/18 to 11/26

Kroger deals for the week , be sure to check your own ad for any difference in prices.
These are some of the items of interest to me that have coupons and some without coupon available
Sweet Yams 19 cents a pound
Del monte Gold Pineapple $1.97 each use internet coupon 75 cents off 1 that I had printed at http://www.coupon.com/ some time ago
Jennie O Turkey frozen excluding roast in bag 27 cents a pound with additional $20 purchase Ground Chuck 3 to 5 pound packages $1.79 a pound flavor seal package
Campbells cream soups mushroom or cream of chicken 4 for $3 use $1.00 off 4 cans http://couponloversunite.blogspot.com/2009/11/great-coupons-for-campbell-products.html or .30/3 S9/2 ( some got coupons of .25 off 4 cans different parts of country) My Kroger triples up to 3 coupons
Coffee Mate Coffee Creamer 2 for $5 use $1 off 1 ( see if you can print 2 I was only able to print 1 since I have been at site before. http://couponloversunite.blogspot.com/2009/11/save-1-on-coffee-creamer.html
Coke products 2 liter bottles 5 for $5.00 (need to buy 5 ) Look for specially marked http://couponloversunite.blogspot.com/2009/11/more-betty-crocker-with-coke-coupons.html boxes of Betty Crocker Scalloppe or Au Gratin pototoes for coupon of $1/4 2 liter bottles
Del Monte Vegetables 3/$2 selected varites use $1/8 cans RP11/15
Heinz Gravy or Stove Top Stuffing 10/$10 (or $1 a box or jar) use Heinz Homestyle sausage gravy $1 S11/1
Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce 10 for $10 ( or $1 a can)
Swansons Chicken Broth can 5 for $3 use .35/4 S11/8 ( my coupons triples)
Blue Bell Ice Cream 2/$7 limit 2 with $10 purchase
Velvetta Cheese $4.29 use use $1/1 RP11/15

Cool Whip Topping 10/$10 or $1.00 each

Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin or Fruit Pie $2.99

Purex Laundry Detergent $2.49 selected varieties use 35 cents off 1 S10/4 ( my krogers triples)

Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Organizing My Pantry before and after Pictures




After doing my earlier post about making Thanksgiving and the holidays easier and taking a picture of my pantry, I realized it has gotten out of hand.
I have never had so much food in my cupboard and that is great but I need to start finding ways to use some of it up over the next few weeks. This is not saying I won't buy the great deals I find, but in the same time want to clear out the old as I bring in more.
Right now in my cupboard I have
20 Hamburger Helper ( the majority of these were bought at Walmart on the clearance shelf for 50 cents each and I had coupons
6 Macaroni and Cheese Jiffy cups ( quick lunch )
11 Jars of Ragu Spagetti sauce
13 Betty Crocker Au Gratin Pototatoes ( these have coupons on them for liter Coke bottles)
5 Packages of Velvetta Macaroni and Cheese or Kraft Macaroni Cheese
5 Jiffy Blue Berry Muffin packages
6 Jiffy Corn Bread Muffin packages
1/3 of a package of Instant mash potatoes
1 Pasta Roni
2 1/3 boxes of Elbow Macaroni pasta
4 packages of Idahoan Mash Potatoes
1 Jello pudding
3 Jello
1 package of Taco Shells
1 package of Banquet Homestyle Bakes Creamy Cheesy Chicken Alfredo
1/2 package of Bisquick
1 Free Sample of Betty Crocker Potatoes
1 package of Carnation Instant Breakfast
1 1/2 bottles of Ranch dressing
1 bottle of Italian dressing
5 Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna packages
8 cans of Campbell Tomato soup
3 cans of Mushroom soup
3 Progresso Soup
1 Campbell Select Soup
2 cans of Rotel Tomatoes
10 cans of Hunts Diced Tomatoes with spices
1 can of peas
2 cans of popeye spinach
3 cans of Chicken gravy
5 Jars of Salsa
4 Cans of Hormel Chili
3 Jars of Peanut Butter
2 mustard
3 Lea & Perrins Worchester Sauce
1 Miracle Whip
5 + boxes of Cereal
3 boxes of Quaker Instant Oatmeal
4 + cans of Coffee
2 packages of Taco seasoning
1/2 package of Lipton Soup Mix
2 1/2 packages of Lipton to Go
plus samples of ceareal, and nutrition bars
This list shows what I have a lot of and what I have little of. I will print out this list and cross off as I use items or add items when I buy.
This is just the pantry items need to do an inventory list on items in linen closet and laundry, cleaning areas of home and put a list of that.
There is the before and the after picture of my pantry now. Not perfect but sure a lot better.

Save $1 on Coffee Creamer

Save $1/1 Holiday Creamer

Here is a great coupon for coffee mate. Sign in and register. Print off your coupon First time I tried said I had printed which was true but some time ago.
Tried one more time and got to print one coupon Yea

These $1/1 coupons make for some sweet deals when paired with sales!
Walgreens often has these on sale buy one at $2.49, get one free. Buy 2 and use 2 $1/1 coupons--your final cost will be $0.49 for 2!
Lets hope they'll be on sale again soon!
(Thanks, MySweetSavings & Callie!)

Great Coupons for Campbell Products

Go hear to get some great coupons for Campbell products.

Campbell’s Kitchen has some great printable coupons available

$1.00 off any 4 Campbell’s Condensed Soup
$1.00 off any 2 cartons of Swanson’s Stock good to use in your stuffing
$0.50 off French’s French Fried Onions good for green bean casserole
$1.00 off 2 bags of Pepperidge Farm Stuffing could be good for the stuffing
$1.00 off any 4 Campbell’s Gravy’s
$1.00 off Pepperidge Farm Cookies
$1.50 off any 3 cans or microwavable bowl Campbell’s Chunky Soup
$1.50 off any 3 cans or microwavable bowl Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup
$1.00 off any 2 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers
$1.00 off any 2 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Bread
$1.00 off any 2 64 oz. V8 100% Vegetable Juice or V8 V-Fusion Juice
$0.50 off any 2 cans of Campbell’s Condensed Tomato Soup
$0.50 off any 2 cans of Campbell’s Condensed Light Soup (excludes Tomato, Chicken Noodle and Creams)
$1.50 off any 3 Campbell’s Healthy Request Soups

Plan Your Thanksgiving Dinner and Make Your Life Easier


How fun is Thanksgiving but can be a lot of work and tension can arise.

Here is a great quide I found to help us out on planning our Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
Go to http://www.butterball.com/tips-how-tos/tips/thanksgiving-guide.

There are so many ways to save dollars on our Thanksgiving dinner. Check out your pantry first and see all the great foods you have been stocking up on.

Plan your dinner around these items in your pantry. Time to straighten my out I guess.

Find recipes that you can maybe make early and put in the freezer. Thaw out the day before, no one will know and makes your life easier.

The grocery stores are offering great deals on the the price of turkeys right now. When you spend a certain $ amount you get the turkey at 27 cents or 29 cents a pound. If you have a freezer maybe buy an extra turkey for Christmas or New Years day.

Read the grocery ads and blogs find the deals and find your coupons and shop soon so you are not in the grocery store the day before Thanksgiving.

Think back to last holiday and the food that was not consumed. Cut back on the amounts of these items. Throwing away food is throwing away dollars.

Ask family members to bring something to the dinner table. Some one can bring the sweet potatoes, the rolls, the dessert. Make it easy on yourself.

So many ways to save on the holiday dinner. Plan ahead, keep your costs down and enjoy the time with your family. That is what it is all about.

I have wonderful memories that are 50 years old. They are of Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents house. Dinner was simple and plain but so tasty.
Thanks for stopping by.... Lets Keep Saving together .... Grace .. Remember every day is a memory to our children and grandchildren. Lets make it great memories.

Coupons to Print From Pillsbury

Here are some great coupons to print from pillsbury https://www.pillsbury.com/coupons-promotions/CouponsPromotionsLanding.htm

Thanks for stopping by ... Lets Keep Saving... Grace

Monday, November 16, 2009

Great Coupon Shopping Trip To Randalls


Stopped in to Randalls today. I had a great group of coupons I wanted to use.

I had found a coupon for save $1.50 off any chips when you buy 1 Velveeta Cheese and 2 cans of Ro Tel on a tear off pad a while back.

I had this coupon for the $1.50,

2 coupons for 50 cents off Ro Tel that I had printed off the Internet some time ago

and a $1.00 off 1 Velvet ta Cheese from 11/15.

While there I still had (2) 40 cents off 1 package of Ore Ida Potato Packages.

Found them on sale for $1.25 each so picked up 2 packages.

My Randalls doubles the first coupon only,

My total oop was $6.46 and a savings of $5.70 or 46 percent.
May have to make some chips and dip or Nachos Grande some evening.


Thanks For Stopping By.... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

3 Coupon Inserts In Sunday's Paper


There were three inserts in this weekend’s papers: (1) Smart Source Insert, (1) General Mills, and (1) Red Plum Insert.


Highlights
Smart Source Insert
$0.60/1 Bertolli Pasta Sauce
$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers
$1/1 Freschetta Brick Oven Multi or Single Serve, Naturally Rising, PizzAmore Fire Baked, Original Crust or Flatbread Pizza
$1/1 Yoplait Frozen Smoothie


Red Plum Insert
$0.75/1 Hefty Plates or Bowls
B1G1 Mars Confectionary Chocolate Singles
$1/4 Pringles Product
$1/2 Kraft Breakstone Sour Cream

$1 off Velvetta Cheese


General Mills Insert
$0.35/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes
$0.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$0.55/2 Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.50/1 Progresso Broth

Coupons In Your Parade Magazine in Sunday Paper


Be sure to look through your Parade Magazine before throwing out your Sunday Paper. There are some coupons in there.

I found a coupon for $1 off 2 Oreda Steam and Mash Potatoes or Ore Ida Hash Browns, a coupon for $2.00 off The Fragrance Collection by Glade ( nice little gift for some one), $1.00 off Niva Body Wash

These coupons could vary around the country. You may have the same or maybe different. If you find different coupons comment here so others will know.

Thanks for stopping by.. Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Thursday, November 12, 2009

V8 Fusion Coupon to Print


Go here to print a V8 Fusion Coupon for $1.00 off 1 bottle.

You will be able to print your coupon after entering your email address.

I was able to print twice. I plan to put on my check it out at Walmart list.



Thanks For Stopping By... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Walmart Roll Back Prices



I have heard that Walmart has the following items in a price roll back.



Remember Walmart deals are regional so you may want to call if you are making a long trip to get to your Walmart.
Welches Sparkling Juice - $2.97
Use $2/1 Coupon HERE
= $0.97!

Campbells Cream of Chicken, Mushroom and Celery Soups - $0.58!
Use $1/4 Coupon HERE
25 cents each when you buy 4 cans


Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner - $2.00
Use $1/1 from 11/1 SS
Or $2/2 Peelies!
= $1.00!
Buy 3 and Submit for SC Johnson $5 Rebate This rebate can be done up to 3 times. Easy to do, I have done it twice so far and they are really good at telling me they have received my refund and are checking it and when they are mailing out my refund they email me again. Wish all refunds were so great to work with.

Campbell Soup Coupon to Print


Right now you can pick up some cooking soups for just 33 cents at Wal-Mart.

Campbell's Cream of Chicken, Mushroom, or Celery Soup has a Temporary Rollback Price of 58 cents
Your Final Price is 33 cents each
Coupons expire 12/27/09


I was able to print the coupon twice

Check your local Walmart, Prices can vary across the country.
Thanks for stopping by.... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Paula Dean Holiday Hosting Guide Free


If you love Paula like I do you will love this offering.... Paula Deen's Holiday Hosting Guide for FREE! You can get a free Holiday Hosting Guide from Paula Deen.

Paula is one of my favorite chefs on Food Network.

Thanks Tosha!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Print Coupon for $2.00 off Butterball Turkey

Here is a great coupon to save money on a turkey ... http://www.butterball.com/promotion/heinz-gravy-stove-top-stuffing

Thanks for stopping by ... Lets Keep Saving Together .. Grace

Whats For Dinner Easy Hamburger Stew







Whats For Dinner was Easy Hamburger Stew . Oh so easy and quick and best of all Hubby cooked it.
Brown up a pound of hamburger , spoon off any grease. Salt and Pepper to Taste.



Add 2 cans of brown gravy and 2 or 3 handfulls of frozen mix Vegetables.
Simmer till hot. Serve over mash potatoes.



Tonight hubby boiled up the remains of our bag of potatoes from last week shopping trip. Great easy frugal dinner and best of all there are left overs for another night.
Thanks for stopping by.... Lets Keep Saving ... Grace



Look what I Got in Mail $10.00 Rebate + Free Bottle of Coke

Todays mail gave me a check for $10.00 for the Back To School Rebate and Coke sent me a Free 20 oz bottle of Coke coupon. This one came rewards free. Thanks Coke.. I have been building up my points, not sure when I will cash in my Coke rewards. Getting close to a coupon for a free 12 pack of coke.
$10.00 check will go into my savings account towards saving for my $1000 for baby step 1.

Thanks for stopping by ... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Krogers Shopping Trip Cheap Ground Beef and FREE Bagels


Took a quick trip to Krogers this afternoon to see what I could find. They had ground beef on sale at $1.25 a pound 78 percent . I bought 3 packages and had 3 coupons for 50 cents off ground beef. My Krogers doubles up to 3 same like coupons. So each package was 25 cents. I had a coupon for free Sara Lee Mini Bagels when I purchased a loaf of Sara Lee Bread so used that. ( these were found in Randalls a couple of weeks ago). Added 2 cans of Popeye Spinach that were on sale for 99 cents each. Total out of pocket was $4.63. Total savings of $7.81 or 62 percent.

Great shopping trip.

Krogers and the newspaper company were having a promotion and I signed up for 4 months and received (2) $5.00 gift cards good at Krogers.


Thanks for stopping by ... Lets Keep Saving Together .. Grace

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here is my plan for our menus this week, want to eat up somethings in pantry and freezer
Dinners
Monday ... Dinner at my sisters .. Yea was good brother in law made roast beef
Tuesday ... we will have left overs early..( so I can go to bible study)
Wednesday ... Left over Key West Chicken ( from dinner out Sunday lunch) , mash potatos and spinach, pillsbury bisquits
Thursday ... Hamburger Stew over mashed potatoes and left over pillsbury bisquit from last night
Friday ... Burritos and Refried Beans, chips and salsa
Saturday ... Chili Hot dogs, Potatoes and cornbread with butter
Sunday ... pantry Soup and Sandwichs

Breakfasts choices are
Cold Cereal
Bagels and Cream cheese
Eggs and Toast
Fruit

CVS Deals Week of 11/8 to 11/14

Here are some of the deals for the week

3 Day Sale: Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
Gold Emblem Nuts, B1G1 FREE

Scott’s Paper Towels 8 pk., $4.96

other deals

FREE
Nova Max Blood Glucose Meter, $9.99
Earn $9.99 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: FREE

Earinse, $7.99
Earn $7.99 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: FREE

Spend $10 on Root Awakening from the John Frieda Collection @ 2/$5
B2G1 Free John Frieda Collection, B1 Shampoo and 1 Conditioner, get any 1 Styler or treatment free – 10-11-09 SS
$5/2 John Frieda Collection product – 10-11-09 SS$
1/1 John Frieda Collection product – 10-11-09 SS
Earn $5 Extra Bucks when you spend $10 (Limit 3)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: as low as FREE

EXTRA CARE BUCK DEALS (ECBs)

Rimmel Mascara, $6.99
$1/1 Rimmel Mascara 9-31-09 RP
$1/1 Rimmel Product, any 9-31-09 RP
$2/1 Rimmel Mascara, 8-23-09 RP
$1/1 Rimmel Product, any 8-23-09
$2/1 Rimmel Mascara from November All You Magazine
Earn $4 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: as low as $0.99

Spend $14.99 or more on Photo Greeting Cards,
Get $5 Extra Bucks (Limit 1)

KY Yours or Mine, $19.99
$5/1 KY Intense or Yours + Mine from 05-10-09 RP
$2/1 KY Product from 05-10-09 RP
Earn $10 Extra Bucks
Final Price after Extra Bucks: as low as $14.99

Schick Quattro for Women, $7.99
Earn $3.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price after Extra Bucks: $4.99

Alli Refill pack 120 ct., $59.99
Earn $10 Extra Bucks
Final Price after Extra Bucks: $49.99

Ben Gay Cream 4 oz. pads or patches 3-5 ct., $5.99
$2/1 Bengay product, any – 11-08-09 RP
Earn $2 Extra Bucks (Limit 2)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: $1.99

Visine .5 oz or Total Eye wipes 30 ct., $3.79
$1/1 Visine product, any – 09-27-09 SS
$4/1 Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief – 10-11-09 RP
$2/1 Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief OR Visine Total Eye Soothing Wipes – 10-11-09 RP
$2/1 printable
Final Price: FREE – $2.99

Soy Joy Bars, 3/$2
$2/10 Soyjoy Bars, Any Singles – 10-04-09 SS
B1G1 FREE Soyjoy, single bar (limit one coupon per purchase) – 11-01-09 SS
Final Price: $0.33 – $0.46/each

Crest Pro Health, 2/$6.98
$1/1 Crest Premium Toothpaste from 11-01-09 PG insert
Earn $4 Extra Bucks when you buy 2 (Limit 1)
Final Price after Extra Bucks: $0.49/each

Spend $20 on Children’s Allergy and Cold remedies,
Get $10 Extra Bucks

OTHER DEALS

Spend $20 on Duracell, Get $10 off Up (Regular Price $19.99)Duracell Batteries, $10
$1/1 Duracell CopperTop Batteries, Any 4-Pack + AAA Or AA, Any Size C, D, 9V, OR Duracell Ultra 4-Pack + OR PowerPix OR Ultra Photo Lithium – 11-01-09 PG
$0.75/1 Duracell CopperTop Batteries, Any 4-Pack + (AAA Or AA), Any Size C, D, 9V, or PowerPix & Ultra Advanced (AA or AAA) or Ultra Phot Lithium (123, 223 245, CR2 or CR-V3) – 11-01-09 PG

Ajax 16 oz., $0.77 (Limit 4)

Scott’s 1000 12 pk. bathroom tissue, $6.96 (Limit 3)

Ice Mountain 24 pack water, $3.49 (Limit 3)

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants or Goodnites, $9.88
$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, Any – 10-25-09 SS
$1/1 Huggies Diapers, any – 10-25-09 SS
$2/1 Huggies Overnights printable from smartsource.com or coupons.com
$1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers printable from SmartSource.com or coupons.com
Final Price: as low as $6.88

Country Crock Coupon to Print


Go to http://www.countrycrock.com/ to print a coupon for 50 cents off 1 Country Crock Product. I was able to print it twice.


Thanks for stopping by.... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Grocery Cart Challange Balancing the Food Budget 11/7






End of another week and time to balance my food budget from Sunday 11/1 through Saturday 11/7

Groceries totaled $41.39

and Eating out totaled $55.75 This includes Denny's $14.30 , Soda at McDonalds $3.44 , a Chinese Buffet $20.14 , Ryan's Buffet $12.80 and a treat at Dairy Queen for $5.07 on Saturday.

Total for the week $95.14 which is under budget.
Thanks for stopping by ... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Randalls Great Buy on Jiffy Corn Muffins


Randalls has until Jiffy Corn Muffins on sale for 39 cents each through 11/10

Great addition to a quick dinner .

Blue Berry is 60 cents each or you can pick up at Walgreens this week for 50 cents limit 4 at a time


Have a great day

Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Look What I Got In Mail FREE Betty Crocker POTATOES


I love freebies, a while back I sent for this freebie ... a box of Betty Crocker Potatoes.

Well worth the few minutes I spent filling out the Internet request..


Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving Together ... Grace

Walgreens Deals Week of 11/8 to 11/14

Here are this weeks deals at Walgreens

REGISTER REWARD DEALS
Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Toothpaste 5.8 oz., 360 Deep Clean, or ActiFlex Toothbrush, $3.49
$0.75/1 Colgate Total Enamel Strength, Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Colgate Total Advanced Clean or Colgate Total Advanced Fresh Toothpaste only 4.5 oz. or larger, any – 10-25-09 SS
$0.75/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush, any one. – 11-01-09 SS
$1/1 Colgate Total, Colgate Max White, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Sensitive or Colgate Kids Toothpast 4 oz or larger – 10-25-09 SS
Your Earn $1 Register RewardsFinal Price: as low as $1.49

Spend $20 on participating products below,
get $10 Register Rewards
Benadryl or Tylenol, $4.99
$1/1 Benadryl Allergy Product, Any Excluding Trial Size – 08-23-09 RP
$1/1 Tylenol Allergy, Cold, Flu, or Sinus product, any excluding trial size – 11-08-09 RP
$3/2 Tylenol Sinus, Cold, Cough Or Allergy Products, Any Excluding Trial Size – 09-13-09 RP
$1/1 Tylenol Cold, Cough, Sinus Or Allergy Product, Any Except Trial Size – 10-04-09 RP
Zyrtex 30 ct., $18.99
$4/1 Zyrtec Product, Any 24 Ct. – 10-11-09 RP
Sudafed PE or OM, $5.99
$2/1 Sudafed PE Triple Action 24 ct or Triple Action 36 ct – 10-04-09 RP
$1/1 Sudafed PE Triple Action – 24 caplets – product
Zicam 10 pack Cold Sore Gel Swabs, 25 ct. Rapidmelts or Zavors, or Congestion Relief Nasal Gel .5 oz., $9.99
$1/1 Zicam Cold Remedy (except Zavors or Liqui-Loz) any – 10-25-09 SS
$2/1 Zicam Cold Remedy Zavors or new Zicam Cold Remedy Plus Liqui-Loz, any – 10-25-09 SS

Earn $3 Register Rewards
Final Price after Register Rewards: $4.99 – $5.99

Prilosec OTC 28 ct., $18.99$3/1 Prilosec OTC, Any – 10-11-09 PG or 11-01-09 PG
Earn $5 Register Rewards
Your Final Price after Register Rewards: $10.99

Kotex Feminine Care: 18 pk Tampons, 14 – 24 pk Maxi Pads, 48 – 64 pk. Pantiliners, 2/$6
$1/1 Kotex Pads, Liners or Tampons, any -All You, October 2009
$1.50/2 Kotex Security Tampons, Any – 10-04-09 SS
$1.50/2 Kotex Liners, Any – 10-04-09 SS$
2/2 Kotex Pads, Any – 10-04-09 SS
Earn $1 Register Rewards
Your Final Price after Register Rewards: as low as $1.50/each

Monitstat, ept, KY, $11.99
$3/1 Monistat Yeast Infection Treatment Or E.P.T. Product, Any Excluding Trial Size
06-28-09 SS
$3/1 Monistat Yeast Infection Treatment Or E.P.T. Product, Any – 08-23-09 RP
Earn $2 Register Rewards
Your Final Price after Register Rewards: $6.99

Hershey Holiday Candy, $2.50
$1/2 Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s, York, Kit Kat, or Rolo bags, any (2) 8 oz+ – 11-08-09 SS
Earn $1 Register Rewards
Your Final Price after Register Rewards: $1.50/each

7 DAY COUPONS
24 Pack Ice Mountain Water, $3.49

W Pure Honey, $3.99 (Limit 3)

Gold Medal Flour 5 lb., $1.50 (Limit 4)
$0.50/1 printable from EatBetterAmerica.com
Your Final Price: $1

Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz., $1.79 (Limit 3)
$0.55/1 Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk product, any (DND 5) – 11-08-09 RP
Your Final Price: $1.24

Betty Crocker Warm Delights, $0.99 (Limit 4)
$0.50/1 printable from coupons.com or smartsource.com
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls Or Mini-Bowls, Any – 10-04-09 SS
Your Final Price: $0.49

Progresso Soup, $1.25 (Limit 4)
$1/4 Progresso soups, any – 10-25-09 SS
Your Final Price: $1/each

Hershey Candy Singles, $0.49 (Limit 6)

Kleenex, $1.09
$1/4 Kleenex Facial Tissue, any package (excludes individual Pocket Packs or Juniors Tissue) – 11-01-09 SS
Your Final Price: $0.84/each

Smuckers Strawberry Jelly or Jif Peanut Butter, $2 (Buy both for coupon) Limit 4
$1/2 Smuckers Topping and any Jif Peanut Butter product – 11-08-09 RP
Your Final Price: $1.50/each

Jiffy Muffin Mix, $0.50 (Limit 4)

Betty Crocker Frosting 16 oz., $1.29 (Limit 4)
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting, any tub – 10-25-09 SS
$0.50/1 printable from Bettycrocker.com
Your Final Price: $0.79

Crisco Shortening Sticks 3 pk., $2.50 (Limit 4)
$0.55/1 Crisco Product, any (DND 5) – 11-08-09 RP
Your Final Price: $1.95

Karo Syrup 16 oz., $2.50 (Limit 4)
$0.40/1 Karo Syrup, any 16 oz+ – 11-08-09 SS or from 10-04-09 SS
Your Final Price: $2.10

Ajax Dish Liquid 16 oz., $0.89 (Limit 3)

Glade Spray 9 oz., $0.99 (Limit 3)
$0.75/2 Glade Sprays, any (2) excluding Air Infusions – 11-01-09 SS
Your Final Price: $0.62/each

OTHER SALES
2 Liter Coca Cola Products, 4/$5 ( search for boxes of Betty Crockers with coupon of $1.00 off 3 to lower your price... see my earlier post for this information

12 Pack Coca Cola Products, 4/$12 (Limit 4)

Halls Lozenges 20 or 30 pk., $0.99 (Limit 4)
$1/2 Halls Cough Drops, any (2) 20 ct+ bags – 11-08-09 SS
Your Final Price: $0.49/each

Dozen Large Eggs, $0.99

Visine Eye Drops .5 oz., $3.99
$1/1 Visine product, any – 09-27-09 SS
$4/1 Visine All Day Eye Itch Relief – 10-11-09 RP
$2/1 Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief OR Visine Total Eye Soothing Wipes – 10-11-09 RP
$2/1 printable
Your Final Price: FREE – $2.99

Clearasil Products, B1G1 Free
$2/1 Clearasil Product, Any – 09-27-09 SS

Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Training Pants or Goodnites, $8.99
$3/1 Huggies Pure & Natural Diapers, Any – 10-25-09 SS
$1/1 Huggies Diapers, any – 10-25-09 SS
$2/1 Huggies Overnights printable from smartsource.com or coupons.com
$1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers printable from SmartSource.com or coupons.com
Your Final Price: as low as $5.99

Purex Liquid 35 or 46 loads, $3.99
$0.35/1 Purex Liquid Detergent, Any – 10-04-09 SS
Your Final Price: $3.64

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Betty Crocker with Coke Coupons


Took another run to Krogers this evening to snap up some more boxes of Betty Crockers Potatoes with the coupons on the back. There is a $1.00 off 2 boxes Progresso Broth and $1.00 off 4 liter bottles of Coke.

Only had 2 more coupons of 40 cents off 1 box but Kroger doubled both of them which was great. Total out of pocket was $8.30 with savings of $9.60 or 53 percent


Thanks for stopping by .... Lets Keep Saving ... Grace

Another Kroger Mega Deal Today


Stopped into Krogers to do another Mega Deal. Everything I bought had a coupon doubled. Loving it...

Picked up 2 more Bumble Bee Tunas at 50 cents each.. I had been able to print 2 coupons for a $1.00 off each so this is bonus money.

1 dole mixed fruit 50 cents had a Internet coupon for 50 cents off that doubled so free plus bonus money

2 Maxwell coffees at $5.49 each and used a coupon for $1.00 off the 2

2 Betty Crocker potatoes 99 cents each and had 2 coupons for 40 cents off each which doubled costing me 19 cents each

3 cans of Hormel Chili with beans 79 cents each and used a coupon for $2.00 off 3 cans.

Added a bag of M & M peanuts that I had a free coupon for and another newspaper for more coupons.

Great trip out of pocket was $9.65 for all of this and savings of $$23.76 or 70 percent.


And the Betty Crocker potatoes had boxes marked with $2.00 coupons good on Progresso soup and Coke products. Coke coupons are rare so will try to get a few more if possible.
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Finesse Great Buy with Coupon and Refund


Finesse is offering a refund of $2.00 by mail on any Finesse product. Stopped by Target today and picked up a bottle of Shampoo for $2.91 used a coupon for $1.00 off purchase bringing oop to $2.07 with tax. I will mail in for the $2.00 refund.
After tax and stamp the shampoo is costing me 51 cents.

This coupon and rebate were in paper the last few weeks . I have been unable to find out exactly which Sunday I clipped it from.
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Honey Bake Ham Coupon and Refund expires 11/19

You can save up to a total of $15 on a Honey Baked Ham.
First sign up at Honey Baked Ham to receive a coupon for $10 off an 8lb+ ham. (coupons expires 12/31/09) I was able to print more than one coupon
Then submit for the Real Simple $5 refund.
Note that the refund expires 11/19 so you'd need to get your ham early for Thanksgiving.
Left overs make great pea soup.
Check out the refund, it is good on more than the ham,.
I already have over $7.00 in receipts on qualifying receipts, so can choose to go for ham or buy some of the other qualifying products.
I always save my cash register receipts for a month or two just for this reason.
One of the products is international coffee creamer and I happened to have bought 3 bottles during the qualifying dates of 10/12/09 to 11/15/09

Take a peek at the refund .. great way to put some money back into your pocket.

Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving .. Grace

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Free Sample of Surf Laundry Detergent


You can get a FREE sample of Surf Laundry Detergent by submitting your BEST stain fighting tip and filling out their form.
Thanks, Free Sample Freak!

I love free samples

Thanks for stopping by... Lets Keep Saving .. Grace

FREE Meal For Military from Applebees

This is a great offer for our service personal. Applebee's is giving a free meal to veterans and military personnel on November 11.
All you will have to do is show current or previous proof of military service.
You will be able to select from one of six free meals.
Find out how to get the free meal at Applebee's and be sure to share this freebie with any veterans and military personnel you know!
Way to go Applebees ... Thanks you

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FREE Sample of Dentek Floss Picks


Here is a freebie from Walmart.


Sign up to be mailed a free sample of Dentek Floss Picks (while supplies last). I just went there and got mine. Hurry while they are still available.

Whataburger FREE Whataburger on Orange Night Out 11/10


Here is a way to eat out and cut the cost to FREE or almost free if you buy a drink

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 5-8pm, dress in orange from head to toe for “Orange Night Out,” to receive a FREE Whataburger!


You can also Sign up for their promotions newsletter to receive a FREE item coupon every other day during the 12 Days of Whataburger Promotion going on 12/1 to 12/23.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Two Inserts In Weekend Papers

There will be two inserts in this weekend’s papers: (1) Smart Source Insert and (1) Red Plum Insert.
You can see the complete coupon preview at Sunday Coupon Preview.

New Month New Food Budget Shopping Randalls and Krogers

First week of November and a new month to see how the food budget goes. I am hoping to pull back on groceries and food eaten out so we can have cash to buy Christmas gifts for the kids and grandchildren.

No credit cards this Christmas, cash only so has to come from somewhere. I plan to put any rebates received toward this but that does not amount to a lot.

I am still waiting for my Kelloggs Fuel for School and a couple of others rebates. This week I did get a $5.00 rebate from my Lipton To Go. I did have to call to get some mix up with post office boxes I guess.

So far for this week grocery wise I have made 2 trips to the store.


First trip was for a few items to make last nights soup.
Picked up store brand Parmesan Cheese for $2.79
Leeks for $2.99
Kroger's Butter Milk 99 cents
Gallon of Milk $1.99
I had a $2.00 catalina to use so balance out of pocket was $6.76 savings of $2.00 or 22 percent



Today we stopped at Randalls since I had a rain check for tomato soup from last week to use.
Picked up
4 diet pepsi bottles 88 cents each
2 cans of store brand vegies for 79 cents each
1 can of popeye spinach for $1.39
4 store brand of peanut butter 99 cents each ( with coupon and $20.00 spent)
3 cans of gravy at 79 cents each
store brand black pepper $1.79
8 cans of tomato soup at 50 cents a can with my rain check ( used 2 coupons of 40 cents of 4 cans) They doubled one of the coupons so my soup was $2.80 for 8 cans or 35 cents a can
Jiffy Corn bread muffin mix 39 cents
Jiffy Blueberry muffin mix 60 cents
1 large eggs $1.19
Cottage Cheese $ 2.49
small creme cheese ( for my bagels) 79 cents with store coupon and $20.00 spent)
2 International Delight Coffee creamer at $1.79 each ( store coupon and $20.00 spent)
Sara Lee White Bread
Sara Lee Mini Bagels ( free with coupon and purchase of the bread)
Rotesserie Chicken
Total out of pocket was $34.63 savings of $21.15 with store card and coupons or 38 percent.

So far this week I spent a total of $41.59.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Whats For Dinner Home Made Potato Soup












What's for dinner today is home made potatoe soup and some Pillsbury Bisquits from all the Pillsbury deals.. A few days ago I bought a bag of potatoes and wanted to use up some of them so picked soup. First adventure of making potatoe soup so went to http://www.foodnetwork.com/ for an idea. This is from Alton Brown and is called

Leftover Baked Potatoe Soup.

Prep time 15 minutes Level easy Serves 4

cook time 20 minutes

Ingrediants

3 tablespoons of butter ( used I Can't Believe Its Not Butter)

1 1/2 cups of finely diced leeks

1 1/2 Tablespoons of minced garlic ( I used garlic Powder)

6 cups of Chicken stock ( hot) I used 3 cans of swanson but home made would be better

4 Large leftover baked potatoes , halved , pulp scooped and put through a rice. ( I don 't have a rice just chunked up with masher).

1/2 cups buttermilk ( we used low fat)

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cups parmesan

salt and pepper to taste


In large saucepot over low heat melt the butter and add leeks and garlic. Cook over medium heat until they are translucent. Add the hot stock and wisk to combine.










In separate bowl , whisk together the riced potatoes, buttermilk ,sour cram, and grated parmesan . Add this mixture to the soup stirring constantly.

Season with salt and pepper.



Remove from the heat and add Sherry vinegar.



Ladle into bowls and garnish with chives


I did not have Sherry vineger ( hubby could not find at our huge Krogers)

The hairy arms are my hubby's not mine. We like to work together cooking or just have him cook is okay too.

Soup was real tasty. Would of liked it a little thicker and maybe half the leeks. Have plans to try another recipe in a couple of weeks and then compare.
If you like your soup not real thick, give this one a try.