Monday, November 30, 2009

Last week's grocery trip

Because I have only been spending $45-$55/week the last few weeks, I gave myself an extra $35 to make $95 for this week's budget.

Not pictured: 2 Trop50 OJ's, 1 4pack tp, 1 gallon milk
Publix (pic #1)- $55.36
Ingles (pic #2)- $30.96
You can also tell that I had a rough week last week b/c I didn't even hit CVS and Walgreens to get all the wonderful freebies. Oh well!!
Some prices worth noting:
Duncan Hines cake mix- $0.37
Dole can Pineapple- $0.37
Hellman's $1.69
Mt Olive pickles- $0.39
Ritz crackers- $0.89
Dawn- $1.50
Angle Soft- $1.89
Sargento cheese- $1.11
Philadelphia Cream Cheese- $0.29
Pillsbury Pie crusts- $1.50
Marshmallows- $0.69
Kikkoman- $0.85
Pet evaporated milk- $0.73
Jello- $0.49
Little Debbie cupcakes- free
Nestle Toll House choco chips- $0.25
Publix rolls - $1.32
Capri-Sun- $.99
Squash @ $.99/lb
Carrots- $1.50
Celery- $0.69
Navel Oranges $2.99/4lbs
Organic & Hormone Free purchases
Milk- $5.79 (gasp)
Eggland's Best eggs- $2.49 (forgot coupon)
Sour Cream- $.0.48
McCormic Sea Salt & Pepper- $0.50/each
Fleischmann's Yeast 3-pack- $.34
Pam- $1.86
Campbell's Cream Soups- $.68
McCormick Gravy- Free (give away X4)
Chinet napkins- Free
Cheese- $1.33
Sweet Potatoes- $0.38/lb
Bananas $0.39/lb
Organic & Hormone Free
Golden Delicious Apples- $2.98/3lbs
Beef 1 lb- $3.70(gasp!, I usually never pay more than $1.99/lb)

Friday, November 20, 2009

New $5/$25 Walgreen's coupon

Go here to print a new $5 off in-store purchase of $25 coupon for Walgreen's.

Free sample issue of The Home Educating Family magazine

I know some of you homeschooling mommies may be interested in this. Go here for a free sample issue of the new homeschooling magazine, The Home Educating Family.

$1.50/1 Wet Ones coupon

Go here and take the Wet Ones Pledge and print your coupon. Remember to hit the back button and print 2.
Thanks MoneySavingMom

Free Samples

Go here to request a free sample from Degree, Hellman's, Caress, and Pond's.

$0.50 coupon for Driscoll berries

Go here and register with Driscoll's and you will be able to print a coupon for $0.50/1 package of Driscoll's berries. Remember to click your back button a few times and it will print a second time.
Thanks MoneySavingMom

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kellogg's Cereal coupons

Go here for lots of Kellogg's coupons, including one for $1.00/1 Kellogg's Corn Flakes Touch of Honey Cereal. Combined with a sale, this will probably give you a good deal.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Walgreens photos

Sorry, forgot to post the Walgreens link. Go here.

Also, you can do this deal up to 5 times.

Free 12-month meal planner

Go here for a free 12-month meal planner from Mueller's Pasta. It includes 60 easy-to-make meal ideas, recipes, and coupons.
Thanks MoneySavingMom

Campbell's Kitchen- $15 in printable coupons

Go here for $15 worth of Campbell's coupons, including coupons for Swanson, Pepperidge Farm, & V8.

Deals of the week

Go to Southern Savers to check out deals this week at:

Ingles - this ad runs for 2 weeks!




Publix will be posted tomorrow, since the ad starts on Wed.

30 4X6 photos for $3 at Walgreens

I don't know about you, but I have thousands of pictures on my camera and computer, but hardly any printed out, so I will take as many picture offers as I can get.
Walgreens currently has a deal where you can get 30 4X6 prints for $3.00 (.10 a photo) when you use the code 3DOLLARS. This is great, since now we have a Walgreens in Winder. You can have the photos printed there, not have to pay shipping, and pick them up within the hour.

Snapfish: 100 free prints with a purchase plus 50 free prints for new customers (Today Only!)

Go here to see how you can get 100 free prints from Snapfish with a $5 purchase.

Steaz Organic Tea coupons

Go here to print a coupon for a free 16oz STEAZ Organic Iced Teaz. You can print twice.

Also go here and here for a coupon for BOGO Steaz Organic Iced Teaz and here for a free Steaz Zero Calorie Sparkling Green Tea.

STEAZ is available at Target , Whole Foods, and other health food stores.

Last week's $47.13 shopping trips

Sorry I didn't post last night. The internet was down AGAIN! But anyway, here is last week's shopping trips.

I only spent $47.13 last week out of pocket, but I did use gift cards at Walgreen's and Target.

Ingles: $49.54 in groceries for $21.10

Some items worth noting:

Martha White Muffing Mix X4 -$.80 each used $.55/2 coupon= $.53 each

Milk- $1.99 used $1.00 Ingles coupon(when you buy 2 poptarts)= $.99

DelMonte veges- $.60 each used $1/5 coupon= $.40 each

Steamfresh Lightly sauced veges- $1.25 each used $.50 coupon doubled= $.25 each

Steamfresh veges- $1.00 each used $.50 coupon doubled = FREE

Lysol toilet cleaner $2.00 used $1.00 coupon = $1.00

Springer Mountain All-natural whole chicken $6.15 used $1.00 coupon= $5.15 (reg $9.04)

Publix: $62.64 for $25.21

Some items worth noting:

Special K Blueberry cereal-$2.00 used $1.00 coupon=$1.00

Nestle Tollhouse cookiesX4- $1.45 used $1.00 coupon= $.45

Mission Tortillas- $1.85 used $.55 coupon= $1.35

Baby carrots 2 lbs- $1.99

Johnsonville Brats- BOGO $3.99= $2.00

Dove deodorantX2- $4.49 each used BOGO and (2) $2.00 coupons= $.24 each

Starkist tuna pouches- $1.39 used $.50 coupons doubled= $.39

Country CrockX4- used raincheck bogo= $.94 each used $.30 coupon doubled= $.34 each

CVS and Target: $.88 oop

CVS : Rimmell mascara- $6.99 used $2.00 coupon= $4.99 (had to add $.33 caramel b/c store will no longer round down ECB's). Paid with $5 ECB's and $.88 oop. Earned $4 ECBs.

Target : Glade items X5= 2.50each=$12.50 Used Buy 1 tin, get refill free coupon. Used buy 2 refills, get one free coupon. Used $1 coupon on each refill purchased. TOTAL=$6.03. Paid with giftcard, earned $5.00 giftcard.

Target and Walgreens: $0 oop

I earned a $25 Walgreens gift card when I transferred a prescription there.

Target: Ronzoni Healthy Harvest X2= $1.29 each used $1.00/2 coupon= $.79 each Hormel Compleats meal= $1.99 used $2.00 coupon= FREE Desitin (not shown) $2.99 used $1.00 coupon= $1.99. Paid with gift card

Walgreens: Kleenex X3 @$1.09 each, used $.50 coupon. Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, used $14.99 coupon, earned $5 RR . Huggies- $8.99 used $3.00 coupon= $5.99.

Paid with gift card.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. Our internet was down Friday thru Saturday night and Sydney's birthday was today. Check back tomorrow night for last weeks shopping trip and lots of freebies and deals.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Publix weekly ad:11/11-11/17

Go here to Southern Savers for this week's Publix deals and coupon match-ups.

Free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook

Go here to download a free Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Cookbook.

Organic coupons

Sign up here for a free $10 Organic Valley coupon booklet.

Money Saving Mom: Feeding a family for $40/week

Check out Money Saving Mom's guest post on, on Feeding a Family for $40 a week.

Another Walgreens freebie

Nexxus Mousse is on sale 2 for $5 this week at Walgreens. Buy 2 and use 2 $4/1 coupons from the Walgreens November coupon booklet to get both free. (They will adjust the coupon down to $2.50 each.)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Toys R Us: Biggest Game Sale of the Year

If you still have Sunday's paper, check out the Toy's R Us ad for details on their game sale. Go here to Southern Savers or Money Saving Mom to see scenarios on how you can get 7 games for as little as $3.93 after Gift Card and Mail in Rebate. The sales and Free Gift Card offer are only good through 11/14/09.

Free Home Made Simple coupon booklet

I get this booklet every time it comes out. There are $35 worth of household and cleaning products coupons in it, and they are usually worth more than you would get in the Sunday paper. Go here to request your free booklet.

Another Walgreen's deal

Glade Sprays are on sale at Walgreens for $.99 with in-ad coupon.

Buy 3 Glade Sprays at $0.99 after the in-ad coupon

Use $0.75/2 coupon from the 11/1 SmartSource insert

Stack with the $1/2 from Walgreens November Coupon Booklet

Pay $0.72 plus tax after coupons ($0.24 each)

Plus, if you do the above scenario 2 more times (theres a limit of 3), you can submit for the 3 SC Johnson $5 rebates here. You'll end up paying $2.16 out of pocket (plus tax and the stamp) and getting back $15! If you don't have enough coupons, check out this deal you can get at Target and submit for the $5 rebate also.

CVS: Season to Save booklet

You can find the CVS: Season to Save holiday book at CVS. I didn't see it sitting out anywhere, but the very friendly cashier handed me one from behind the counter. Probably because she saw all of the ECBs I used and the ECB's I earned. Anyway, in the middle of the book is a coupon for $4 ECBs when you spend $20. This would be a great way to get started with ECBs if you currently don't have any. If you don't see it sitting out anywhere be sure to ask the cashier if you can have one.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ingles 11/8-11/14

Go here to Southern Savers for this week's Ingles deals.

CVS 11/8-11/14

Go here to Southern Savers to check out this weeks deals.

The ones I am going to take advantage of are:

$5 ECB wyb $10 in John Frieda Collection Products on sale $5 ea Limit 3
note: this is a monthly deal that is on sale this week
-$5/2 John Freida Collection Products SS 10/11
-$1 off John Freida Collection Product SS 10/11
-$3/2 John Frieda Collection Products tear pad
**Deal Idea**
Buy: (2) John Freida Products
Use: -$5/2 coupon
Total Due: $5
Get Back : $5 ECB, makes both FREE

$4 ECB wyb Rimmell Mascara at $6.99 Limit 1
-$1 off Rimmel Mascara RP 9/13, 8/23
-$2 off Rimmel Mascara RP 9/13, 8/23 or November All You Mag. (makes it $0.99

$10 ECB spend $20 on Children’s Allergy or Cold Medicines Limit 1
Children’s Robitussin 4 oz. $6
-$1 off Robitussin RP 9/27
-$2 off Robitussin, printable
Children’s Sudafed, PediaCare or Children’s Tylenol Plus 4oz. $6
-$1 off Tylenol Childrens, RP 9/13
-$3/2 Tylenol Childrens Cold Product, Infants Motrin Product, RP
Don't forget about the $5/$20 coupon and $5/$30 coupon.

Target: Mr. Potato Head Santa Spud

Supposedly, Mr. Potato Head Santa Spud is on sale for $5.99 this week at Target, use the $5/1 printable from my Coupon sidebar (make sure you print the one for Mr. Potato Head Spud Buds) and get it for $.99. I am headed to Target this week and will let you know if I find it. If you go before me, please leave a comment and let us know.
Thanks couponcravings

Taste of Home: FREE Thanksgiving Cookbook (download)

This is cool! You can view and download multiple back issues of Taste of Home magazine including the November 2009 Thanksgiving Cookbook edition.

This week at Walgreens

I am so excited about the new Walgreens store in Winder. I think I might check them out this week.
Go here to see the current deals at SouthernSavers.

Also MoneySavingMom, posted some other really good deals you can get at Walgreen's this week.

Free-plus-overage Kleenex.

Buy 3 boxes of Kleenex Facial Tissue-- $1.09 with in-ad coupon

Use $.50/3 coupon from my coupons sidebar, or from the 10/4 or 11/1 SmartSource insert

Use 3- $1/1 coupons for the Walgreen's November Healthy Savings Booklet

Free plus $.23 overage after coupons.

Ocean Spray Cranberry and Cranberry Pomegranate juice for $.99.
Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry and Cranberry Pomegranate Juice is on sale for $1.99 this week and there is a $1/1 coupon in the Walgreen's November Coupon Booklet. There are also $1/1 peelies on select bottles which you can use on top of the Walgreen's coupons to make them free.

Go here for a $5/$25 dollar purchase coupon to use on your next trip.

$50 free photo cards with free shipping!

Just in time for Christmas! Go to Freebies 4 Mom and get an exclusive code for 50 free photo cards plus free shipping. The coupons expires November 30, 2009, so you have plenty of time to get your Christmas outfits ready. The photo cards are through SeeHere by Fujifilm. Also, if you are new to SeeHere and sign up for a new account, you can get 100 FREE PRINTS. This has to be a separate order from the photo cards.

Also, go here to see how you can get 100 free custom mailing labels for $3 shipped.

Last weeks $50.13 shopping trip

Last week I shopped at Publix (#1), Ingles (#2), and CVS (#3).
At Publix, I got $88.84 in groceries for $38.06.
At Ingles I got $28.18 in groceries for $10.15.
At CVS I got $31.57 worth for $1.92.

Total price:$148.59
Total paid:$50.13
Total saved:$98.46
The only one I am going to breakdown this week is CVS.
Ricola $2.00X2
Robitussin $5.50
Tums $3.99
Tylenol Cold $6.00 X2
-BIGI free Ricola coupons
- $2.00 Robitussin coupon
-$2.00 Tums coupon
-$3/2 Tylenol coupon
-$5/20 purchase coupon
-$11 ECB's
Paid $1.92
Earned $11 ECB's for next time.
I also bought a 3-pack Brita filters on sale, paid $4 out of pocket and used the $11 ECB's above, and earned $5 ECB's for next time. I didn't include this in the grocery budget b/c this comes out of the household category in our budget.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Toys R Us: Trade in your video games & get a Gift Card!

If you have some video games you don't play any more and would like to earn some Christmas money, then check this out! You can get a Toys R Us gift card when you trade in your used video games. You can go HERE for all the information to get started!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CVS: Brand-new $5/$20 coupon!

Wow! Another CVS coupon. Go here and peel off all the messages to get a $5/$20 purchase coupon.

$.50/1 Scotties Facial Tissue

Go here for a $.50/1 Scotties Facial Tissue coupon. If you use it at a store that doubles coupons and pair it with a sale, you could get a great deal. Remember to hit the back button and print two.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ingles Weekly Ad 11/1-11/7

Go here to Southern Savers for this weeks Ingles ad.

Some of the deals I personally am going to take advantage of are:

Florida Navel Oranges 4 lb bag, $2.50ea

Birds Eye Steamfresh, or Lightly Seasoned Vegetable Blends 12-16 oz, B1G1 at $2.50 ($1.25)
-.50/1 Birds Eye or Steamfresh vegetables SS 10/18 (makes it $0.25)
-$1/2 Birds Eye of Steamfresh vegetables SS 10/18
-.50/1 Steamfresh lightly sauced vegetables SS 10/18 or printable
-$1/2 Steamfresh lightly sauced vegetables SS 10/18

Laura Lynn bar or shredded Cheese 8 oz, $1.67 ea

Banquet Brown 'N Serve links or patties 6.4-7oz, $1 ea

Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt 6 oz, $1 ea
-$1 off Oikos Greek Yogurt SS 10/04, 9/27 (makes it FREE)
-.50/2 Oikos Greek Yogurt Sept Soul+Body Mag
-.75/2 Oikos Greek Yogurt printable (sign in)

Del Monte canned vegetables 14.5-15.25 oz, $0.60 ea
-$1/5 Del Monte canned vegetables RP 9/20 (makes it $0.40 ea)

Puffs Basic Tissue - 108 ct, 98¢ ea
-.25/1 Puffs single box PG 11/01

Free ebook: Thriving on Less

Go here to download a free ebook- Thriving on Less: Simplifying in a tough economy.

Free audiobook: Desiring God is offering a free download of Desing God by John Piper during the month of November. Go here and use the coupon code Nov2009 at checkout to get if for free. I am excited about this because I have had the book forever, but hate to admit, I have never read it.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Class

Thanks to MoneySavingMom, I found out about this free digital scrapbooking class that will run November 16-23. It will be hosted by Jessica Sprague, who is a contributing editor for Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Go here to sign up. I have never done any digital scrapbooking before, but have been very interested in learning, so this should very exciting.

$1.50 off 2 lbs Cheese coupon

Go here to print a coupon for $1.50 off any 2 lbs or more any brand Cheese. I used it at Publix tonight, who already had their 16 oz blocks of cheese on sale $2.99. So I only paid $1.12 per 8 oz. If for whatever reason you can't find the coupon, use the zip code 67201 in the zip code area.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Publix Penny Item 11/1-11/2

The Publix Penny Item for this Sunday & Monday is :

Publix Peanut Butter

To get the item, you need to make a $10 purchase before coupons. There is a Mystery Penny Item coupon in the Sunday Publix Ad, but I have never had any issues getting the item if I didn't have the coupon.