Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It PAYS to Listen! :D

I am a pretty big country music fan and listen to it while in the car. Well, one of our local radio stations are doing giveaways.... so I always try to win of course, I have done pretty good in the past around Christmas I won 2 tickets to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra floor seats, and then I have won several movie tickets and gift cards before. Well, this time was great I won 2 tickets to Fiesta Texas and a $200 Kroger gas voucher or gift card whichever it may be, I havent went and picked them up yet going to do that tomorrow! :D I am so excited!!!!!! My hubby and I are going to get to go on a mini vacation which we never been on a vacation before. We are going to try and go sometime in July before I get any more prego, plus the children 2 and under are Free! Just hope my pregnancy problems get better before we go!


YAY! I won my 1st Blogger award from Jennifer over at a Quest for Cents!!!

Not sure exactly how to do this but I am suppose to pick 5 people to pass this on to and they do the same if I understand it right... (forgive me its my 1st award)! lol

1. Cheaporfreethatsforme


3. HeatherMama

4. The Hoover Family

5. Thrifty Mom in Training

Save the Creative Mom logo and spread the news on your award! Thanks again Jennifer for being so sweet! ( btw this is one of my mysterious posts that never posted. lol)


Okay Not sure of this one!

Okay I have posted about 4 or 5 posts and just realized that blogger did not post them or something went wrong..... hmm.. now thats pretty aggravating... so will post some of what you missed! lol

Monday, June 15, 2009

Question of the Day

Do you like Taco's? or prefer Taco Salad? I like either but prefer Taco Salad, I have learned that so many people make it differently. That is what is for dinner tonight so it made me think.... plus I have been so deeply saddened by poor sales ads lately that my coupon book is feeling a lil deprived from lack of use! Ha! :D Hope everyone had a great weekend. I prolly wont be on much this week due to taking my boys to Vacation Bible School, its their first time to go and today they loved it!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Great Deal at Brookshire Brothers on Kelloggs cereal!

Here in my small town outside of Houston we have a Brookshire Brothers grocery store, which is normally pretty high on prices and I dont shop their much, but this week they have their Kelloggs cereal on 4/$5 , use the $1.00/1 q making them .25cents a box! This is the cheapest I have EVER seen cereal! I bought 20q's off of ebay for $2.00 that should be here soon! I went and bought 6 the other day and will go get the rest when my q's come in! :D Great deal!

Friday Question of the Day

Todays question is , on a budget of $20 or less what is a good Father's Day present? I am having a mug made with a picture of the boys on it and it says The greastest gift God ever gave me was my Daddy! Its really cute and since he Loves to drink coffee it will be perfect! (even tho I will have to have another one made later for the new baby on its way)! :D The mug was $11 with tax and by the time I buy Father's Day cards I will be close to $20.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

NEW Question of the Day

I would like to start something new and tho I may not get to do it everyday I am going to try! :D It is going to be a Question of the Day and I want to see what kind of great ideas other people may have about things! So here we go, Todays Question is: Do you eat cucumbers and if you do do you eat them raw?? How do you fix or cook them (besides making pickles)?? ( I know that was 2 questions) lol! Would love to hear great feedback from everyone! :D

Need a Baby Gift?? Or Cheapo Diapers??

Do you need a baby gift? Or cheap diapers?? CVS has Pampers on sale this week for 8.99 a pack get $5 ECB's! Use the 1.00/1q in this past Sundays P&G insert and end up paying $2.99 a pack after ECB's!! There is a limit of 3 per card so potentially you could get $15 in ECB's and have a great baby gift or use for your own children. Everybody needs diapers who has lil ones! :P

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Country Time Lemonade!

I had to run to Kroger yesterday to pick up a few items, anyhow one of the items on my list was the Country Time Lemonade, which I know must everybody has prolly heard about the deal well anyhow they are on sale for $1.00 a canister, then there is a $1.50/2 printable. Making it .50cents for 2 and then it is giving back a $1 cat on 2. So basically a MM. Well, while I was at Kroger I ran across these coupons book on some coffee, so I started flipping thru the coupon book and found a coupon for $1.00/1 q for Country Time Lemonade, making it Free, plus getting the $1 cat off 2, yes I went crazy! lol Anyhow thought this was a great deal if you can find any of the coupon books, my Kroger had Bunches of them and no I did not take them all!!!



Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday is the BIG day!! :D :D :D :D :D :D


Thursday, May 28, 2009


Okay, so I went to the local Sonic earlier to grab my free Rt. 44 drink with the coupon that had printed at the bottom of my receipt from an earlier visit and they have BIG signs everywhere stating that they are doing Free Root Beer Floats from 8pm-12am Wednesday June 3rd! I know that this is happening at Sonics around the Houston area but not sure how far out it goes, so you might want to check your local Sonic to see if and when you can score your Free Root Beer Float! Yumm Yumm! My boys will be excited for sure! :D


I am making some changes to my blog I found a website that has really cute blog layouts that I have been playing around with. Let me know what you think, I like opinions and you wont hurt my feelings! :D I think it looks ALOT better than it did! lol but still a work in progress! Thanks everyone for being so supportive!

CVS Deal

Thanks to this child growing in my belly I have not been shopping at all lately. I have been so sick with this lil one, it better be a girl is all I can say! lol Should find out in a few weeks and will let everyone know.
But, Thanks to my Sis n law telling me about a deal at CVS I had to pick up a prescription anyways and checked it out. The deal is if you buy any two Neutrogena products you get $10 ECB's, so they have a trial size 1oz Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 for 1.99 I didnt know if I was going to be able to find them b/c CVS was asked to pull them off the shelf, well you pay 3.98 and get $10ECB's that was a great deal for me! My store did have them, too bad it was a limit to 1 per card but I have 2 cards, mine and my hubbys and since I no longer work for them, I dont have to worry about getting in trouble for using both! lol
Thanks Alecia for this great deal!

Will be making a trip to Kroger this week they have some awesome stuff on sale! :D

Friday, May 15, 2009

Great Weekend

Just wishing everyone a great weekend! Its been so Hot here I am ready to go swimming or to the beach! haha!

CVS Trip this week

Jack my 2 year old was in need of some pullups and CVS has them on sale this week for 8.99. He is potty trained but I put him in pullups at night in case of accidents which he has really improved in at night! YAY! Anyhow,
Here is what I did .....
You know the glucose meters I was telling about at Wags that are giving back the $5 in RR, well CVS has the same deal this week with $5 in ECB's.
So, 1st Transaction:
1 Bayer Glucose meter Free with $5 ECB
1 Bayer dissolving cystal aspirin 2.00-1.50IPq=50cents with $2 ECB
Total: 57cents and $7 in ECB's

2nd Transaction:
1 Nivea Sun Kissed Beautiful Legs Lotion 8.99
1 Nivea body wash 6.99 but Free with q if you buy the lotion listed above
Total: $9.74 used 7 ECB's earned above and had 1.00ECB from before that i had not used.
Total oop: $1.74 got $5 ECB from the Nivea

3rd Transaction:
1 Pullups $8.99 used $5.00q = $3.99
6 Mailer envelopes on clearance $2.00
Total: $ 5.99 -$5ECB from Nivea = .99cents

Total oop for all 3 transactions: $3.30 ! :D pretty exciting if you ask me! lol

Monday, May 11, 2009

Walgreens Runs!

I have not been shopping much at all lately. My schedule has been well beyond busy and being sick, having my house swarmed by bees inside and out and all the above. But I wanted to tell on some trips I have been making to Wags! First off the Bayer Glucometer Meter is on sale thru 5/31 for 14.99 and the you get $5.00 in RR . Well, if you can find the meter lol use the coupon for up to $30.00/1 and its free adn you get $5.00. Well I took my 5.00 RR last week and did this 3 times bought the Colgate that gave back RR to make it free which was 3.49 and used .75/1 q for it, then I bought Bayer dissovling aspirin(new item) that was 2.49 and get 2.49 back in RR and then they had 1.00/1 coupons sitting on the display for it bought a .32cent filler, paid with my $5 RR and 9 cents oop and got 7.00 back. So basically I was turning my $5 in RR to $7.00 for 9cents! I can do that! :P
I have ended up with 5 meters but most stores are out of stock and I have no clue when they will get back in, the only up side is that they are on until the end of May!
Hope everyone has a good week!

Happy Mother's Day

I just wanted to write and say I hope that everyone had a Happy Mother's Day! I know I did! :D

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Check out my Sis n Law's New Blog!!

My lovely sister n law has started her a blog on all her savings and extravaganzas she loves to go on... lol You should really go check it out , she has alot of neat info on couponing and what you can do to maximize your savings! Here is the link ( and no I dont get anything for sending referrals.. haha) ! except maybe some coupons! lol
Heres the link:

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kroger Trip This Week

I think I have figured out that Kroger is my Favorite store to shop just because you can get so much for lil or nothing!! :D Thanks to my loving and most wonderfulest mom, she found some peelies at her Albertson's for .35cents off of Kraft BBQ sauce. So she sent me 9 of em to use and since Kroger triples them ... you got it Free BBQ sauce! YIPPEE! Then rummaged thru the baby aisle found some more $2.00/1 Comforts diapers or baby wipes and used them on their baby wipes they have on sale for 2/$4 so FREE baby wipes, got 8 of those still have to get 6 more when I go back Monday! :D :D :D Then of course I bought some angel soft coupons off ebay so I could take advantage of free toilet paper, have 9 packages and still have 11 to get! Went to get some Quaker Quakes, man those things are good, got 4 of those. Then it was off to the bananas that are on sale 3lbs for $1.00 My littlest is my lil monkey and absolutely LOVES bananas so I picked up a bunch of bananas.
Here is the lo down..

9 Kraft BBQ sauce= Free!
8 Comforts baby wipe tubs= Free!
9 Angel Soft TP 4pks= Free!
4 Quaker Quakes= Free!
a bunch of bananas =$1.17

Total oop: $1.17 ! Lovin It
Going back to Krogers Monday b/c I am waiting on some coupons I ordered.

For some reason blogger is being retarted and wont let me post pictures right now, gotta figure out what is going on there... Sorry.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy BELATED Easter

Happy Belated Easter everyone, due to pregnancy hormones and sick children I have not been on the computer much lately nor have a been shopping... BOOO HOOO HOOO! :( Anyhow, I have severe Shopping fever and hope to go soon.
Hope everyone had a great Easter, we sure did! :D

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am going to be a Mommy again!!

I just found out that I am going to be a Mommy again!!!!!! I am 7weeks pregnant and due in November. Just praying its a GIRL this time since I have 2 boys already! :D
Just wanted to share my exciting news with everyone!

Winner of Stockpile Giveaway

The Winner has been chosen! I took everyone names and if they had double entries put it in there twice and threw them in my 2 year olds cowboy hat and let him pick one out.
The winner is : DrumRoll

Frances you have 48hours to get back to me in an email at to claim your prize!!! If no response a new winner will be chosen! Thanks to all who entered will be doing another giveaway soon!!

Today Deals n Steals! :D

Today I made 3 trips to Kroger, Randalls, and Walmart. The deals were more than awesome, I had so many coupons that were expiring today that I wanted to take advantage of some of the q's that were expiring and would have did more except the weather was not cooperating very well and with 2 lil ones aboard I have to think of them. :D Anyhow, this is what I did.
First stop Kroger:
1 Blistex chapstick on sale 10 for 10 had .35q that tripled... Free
3 Quaker Quakes on sale .99cents had 1.00/1q .....Free
2 Glade Scented Oil Candles on sale 2/$5.00 had BOGOF and $2.00/1q = .50cent for both
1 bag Kraft shredded cheese on sale 3/$5.00 had 1.00/1 cheese winetag = .66cents
Total oop $1.16

2nd Stop Randalls:
Wanted to do a Mega Deal with the aquapod water but they were out unfortuately got a raincheck tho. Going to do prices w/o $5.00 off and then take it off at the end.
1 Duncan Hines cake mix 1.00 used 1.00/1 q .... Free
5 bags Halls cough drops 1.00 used BOGOF q and then 3 1.00/1q's = 1.00 for the one I bought
1 Crab flakes 2.50 used 2.00/1 any seafood winetag =.50cents
1 Capri Sun Sunrise 2.00 used 1.00/1 Capri Sun Sunrise= 1.00
1 Fuze 1.00 used .25q tripled to .75cents =.25
1 Nabisco 100 calorie snack pack 2.00 used .75cent q = 1.25
Subtotal: $3.50-$5.00 mega deal I was negative 1.88 once tax was added back in. So I had to grab 4 candy bars at the checkout that were .99cents each BOGOF so it was 1.98 taken off my negative 1.88
Total oop on a gift card 17cents including tax for my candybars! The guy checking me out was like now thats my kind of shopping! You did wonderful!!! :D

3rd Stop Walmart:
5 Johnson buddy bars .97cents each used 1.00/1 q =Free with 3cents overage on each
4 bags of Ludens cough drops 1.22each used 1.00/1 q = .88cents minus .15cents overage on buddy bars= .73cents
1 2Liter Coke 1.25
my total should have been 1.98 but the cashier scanned one of my 1.00qs one to many times and I tried to tell her but she insisted that it was right so I said ok. Anyhow total oop .98cents!

Total for today:
1.16+.17+.98= 2.31-.17cents on a gc , so total oop was $2.14!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way too exciting! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

*Note: I tried to add a picture of all I got today but blogger is not loading it up right now will have to add it later!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Quick Walgreens Trip this Morning

I saw the Softsoap Body wash deal at wags in their ad and thought it would be worth trying since I like their body wash anyways, and much to my surprise the Get one Free Cat that printed ROLLS!!!!! So here is how it went down... Picked up 2 softsoap one to buy on sale for 3.99 used 1.00/1q in yesterday paper, making it 2.99 picked up 4 Reynolds wrap Free with .11cents overage on each, and 2 Whopper robin eggs for the boys Easter basket. Used a 6.00 RR and paid .74cents oop!!! Went back for more Softsoap body wash, ended up with 14 I didnt want to overdue it.. lol. But they cashier told me that they had already contacted Catalina to stop the rolling but she had no problem letting me do it! lol :D Great deal! So basically for 2.99 +tax you can get however many of the softsoap you want!

Dont forget to sign up for the Giveaway! Drawing is tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Giveaway!!

Just reminder dont forget to sign up for the giveaway!! Leave a comment in the giveaway post I will be picking the winner next week! :D

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kroger Trip 3/25/09

I did not make it to Kroger yesterday before the end of the mega sale unfortunately but I went today to take advantage of their Pillsbury deal going on. Anyhow, while I was there I ran across this awesome deal, first off forgot to take a picture of em but Tennessse Pride sausage and turkey sausage was on Manager special for 1.00 used 1.00q making them FREE! I got 11 boxes of the precooked 8ct patties!!

Next deal I got which I did take a picture of was their Glade scented oil candles were on Sale Not clearance for 2/$5.00 making them 2.50 a piece, well in every package is a 2.00 off coupon for them making them .50cents each and then a few weeks back was a BOGOF q in SS insert so you could get 2 for .50cents!!! My deal was a little better b/c in a trade on HCW awhile back some nice person sent me 2 3.00 off for the candles making them free with .50cents over so basically it just took off my others that I only had the 2.00 for . I wiped the shelf out... lol there was 8 of them there and I got all 8 needless to say this will be a giveaway item in my stockpile giveaway!

The refills for the candles were also on sale for the same price and I had a B2GOF coupon for those, plus I had a $1.50/2 coupon as well for the refills.

Total oop for 8 candles and 3 refills=$2.51cents +tax!!
*Note : The pic only shows 6 candles b/c I already took 2 out and started using them! :P

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Ok, I know I posted yesterday about wanting to do a giveaway so here it is.
This giveaway will be a stockpile giveaway of things that I have stockpiled which is ALOT! along with a potluck of 50 umm.... maybe close to 100 q's(and not junk q's either)! Here is what I am going to do
You leave a comment on this post and I will take entries until March 31st! You will have 48hours to get back to me in an email with your information or a new winner will be chosen. I am hoping to mail it out with a successful winner by Friday April 3rd. I will mail in a flat rate priority mail box so that way it can weigh whatever and will be stuffed guaranteed!!

Want double entries???
Post on your blog about this giveaway and leave a link in your comment and that you done so and I will put your name in the pot twice!! I will let my 2 year old choose a name and they will be the winner!!

Good Luck to everyone! :D

Monday, March 23, 2009

Working on my first Giveaway

I have been thinking about doing a giveaway, I know that thru the blogger world they are becoming more popular to draw more attention. Well, I am working on doing a giveaway, it is going to be a stockpile giveaway with a potluck of 50 quality coupons, so NO junk basically!
I will probably be doing it within the next 2 weeks. I will post when it will start and when entries end. Spread the word would love to have lots of entries for it!

BUSY BUSY BUSY.... Havent been on in awhile!

Well, I am writing to say I am sorry I havent been here in over a month... Wow, I cant believe how busy this month has been!
No, I havent neglected shopping trips by ANY means and since I got a NEW digital camera this week I will be able to post pictures now of my shopping trips which will be wonderful!! :D

So, I am just writing to say I am still alive! Haha! I will be updating more than I have been.
Going to Kroger tomorrow to get in on their mega deal one more time before it goes off on Wednesday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I just wanted to write and wish everyone a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! I hope this day brings you lots of Love with the utmost special people in your life.
My Valentines has been wonderful! I got a dozen white pink tipped roses, a beautiful heart cake that says I Love You! and a bouquet of balloons that my boys have taken over!! Also a beautiful Hallmark card that sings "My Girl" and a special Valentines Card from my babies! :D Its been a LOVELY day!

Wishes and Hugs to a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Plum Creek Mercantile Giveaway

Hey everyone Erin (Jane4girls) is having an awesome giveaway, go check out her blog to enter to win :
These look like some really cute awesome bags! and they have some nice gift wrap too!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Not a Randall's Fan!

I have never been a Randalls fan, but the last 2 weeks they have had some pretty decent sales. They had on sale today Frito corn chips and Cheetos for 1.00 a bag!! Limit 4. Then their halls cough drops are 10 for 10 making them $1.00 used .50/1 q makes em Free! :D

Got my 4 bags of chips and 5 cough drops(had to do seperate transactions).

pd with gc so nothign oop!

Quick Trip to Wags

I also made a quick trip to wags b/c I found a wags in Cypress that when I was there last week the lady told me she had about 50 bottles of the oil of olay body wash in the back , so I asked her to hold me 10 of them so I could get some more coupons, not knowing that p&g was putting one out this past Sunday. So, I ran in there real quick,
Heres what I did:
3 Fusion Razors on sale 8.99-4.00q=5.40that includes tax got $6.00 RR used gift card so nothing oop
10 bottles of oil of olay body wash 2.03includes tax used gift card so nothing oop
Then they had some Christmas hand towels on clearance for 10cents each, picked up 7 of those (cute designs too) and then when I was in there about a week ago they had a Fisher Price Little Mommy babydoll and stroller set reg. 29.99 on clearance for 6.49 I picked up one last week for my niece for Christmas this year. So this morning I just happened to go down the toy aisle and they had 2 baby doll sets left and were clearanced down to 4.19 picked up one more and got some candy for my boys used 1 of my $6.00RR so nothing oop!

3 Fusion Razors
10 Oil of Olay body wash
7 Christmas hand towels
1 Fisher Price babydoll stroller set
2 pkgs M&M's

Nothing OOP have 7.xx left on my gift card and 12.00RR left! :D

Kroger Trip Today

I ran to Kroger this morning after doing a few personal errands.... Here is what I got

2 Pillsbury Grands bisquits, (cellfire added a .50/1q) adn then I used a .25q that doubled
6 boxes of Betty Crocker fruit snacks used .50/2 q's
3 pkgs. Cottonelle tp used .50/2 qs and q's off of shortcuts
3 rolls Bounty basic paper towels clearance to 1.03 used .25/1 q tripled
2 boxes of pizza rolls used .35/1q
5 cans of Purina Wholesome meal wet dog food FREE used free q's .

OOP $5.xx - and got back $3.50 Catalina on my next purchase! So minus that would be like only paying $1.xx for all that! :D I was pretty happy!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Disappointed in CVS this week

So, I was looking thru CVS's ad this week and was kinda disappointed, they really dont have anything good this week, unless you wanted madagascar 2 for 4.99 with $20 purchase of the p&g items on the back page.... hufff.... oh well... I need a break anyways, until next week! Ha! :D
If you saw something great at CVS that I might has missed please let me know!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

QuickSeals Giveaway

Erin(Jane4girls) is giving away an awesome giveaway for some quick seal bags, go check out her blog :
Good luck to everyone!

The most AMAZINGEST Trip to CVS that I have EVER HAD!

Ok, so last night I wanted to go to CVS and get some things that they had on sale for #1 my coupons were expiring yesterday the 31st and #2 the sale was ending!
So, my CVS finally got in the Gillette razor I had been wanting and since my CVS is not a 24hr CVS their sale that starts on Sundays actually start on Saturday before at 3:00pm so you can take advantage of both weeks at one time.
Anyhow, I noticed that the razor is in this weeks ad as well as last week with the extra bucks even better for muah!
Heres the damage:
2 Gillette Body Washes
5 Gillette Shampoos
2 Gillette Fusion Gamer Razors
2 bags Lays Potato Chips
2 bags of Stacey Pita Chips
4- 2Liter Pepsi
4 Gatorades
2 Reeses Whipped bars
Total OOP: 3.56 YES that is RIGHT for ALL OF IT!
Ended up getting $23.00 in ECB's in my first transaction and $10.00 in my second used some of it and still have $17.00ECB's left!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what happened I had 2 coupons that if you bought any Gillette razor you got the bodywash for free, so I was going to use those q's since they expired yesterday, well the cashier kept trying to give me the razors free , ok the razors on sale 7.99 the bodywash was 4.99 I told her 3 times NO its the bodywash that is free not the razor she still disagreed with me so I finally said ok. Sooo I got the razors completely FREE and got 1 Shampoo FREE b/c she goofed again! I tried to tell her that was the crazy thing.

I couldnt believe how it turned out, I did the gillette first in one transaction got my ECBs back and then did the Pepsi deal and used some of my ECB's on that and still have 17.00 left over!
I took a picture of it all and will post it as soon as I can figure out how, if anyone knows how to put pics on here please let me know... Thanks! :D

Friday, January 30, 2009

Randall's 72Hour Sale

Of course everyone pretty well knows that Randalls had a $30.00 gift card with any NEW or transferred prescription, so I did that paid $5.xx for my prescription and got my gift card .
Heres the damage:
12pk Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper products on sale 4/$7.99 Ok, that is less than $2.00 a 12pk that is awesome!
Then my hubby begged me for a shrimp dinner tonight, so I gave in and bought some raw shrimp, fried it tonight and thats what we had for supper. Used my gift card for all of it so
OOP $5.xx for my prescription
OOP for the shrimp and coleslaw and cokes $00 pd with gift card!

found some childrens books on clearance there too when I was leaving they were half off the lowest marked price, got a few of them for $1.00 each, used my gift card.


Kroger has been having their Mega Sale going on for 2 weeks now, I have done the Mega Deal about 7 times I think it is... lol I lost count... but overall I have said literally hundreds of dollars getting stuff for free and on top of that , I went down the cleaning aisle to get the Glade and lo and behold ALOT of their cleaning items were Clearanced! YIPPEE! so here is what I got, I got double pack of Lysol wipes they were closeout for 2.54 and with the 1.00/1 q made them 1.54 that is CHEAP for those they are expensive, they also had the Clorox wipes clearanced as well but I didnt have any coupons for those... bummer. But, they had Scrubbing Bubbles Flushable wipes clearanced to 1.19 used 1.00q made them .19cents!! and then they had Swiffer Duster refills clearanced to 1.59 used a .50q that doubled , then on some glass cleaner they had a savings booklet with 5 coupons in it for cleaning items like Easy Off, Mop n Glo, Pledge, and some others and some of their easy off was clearanced to 1.54 used the 1.00q off of the glass cleaner boom diggody dog... .54cents! I was really excited! lol and for those of you wondering NO I did not clean them out , there was still several on the shelf, except for the SoftScrub was clearanced to .79cents and then the .50q doubled made it FREE!
So yea, thats it in a nutshell! :D
So overall spendings on the Mega Sale for 2 weeks, $42.16
overall saved for the Mega Sale for 2 weeks, $231.xx , im not complaining! haha

Walgreens and CVS this week

So I went to Walgreens Sunday right after their sale started b/c I wanted some of the Reynolds wrap for free with the overage, and then a lil birdie had told me about the Sunsilk clearance with RR.

Soo.... here is what I did, I went in of course they were out of the Reynolds wrap so I got my raincheck and no Sunsilk at this wags so moved on to the next one 3 miles down the road ( My husband swears he cant figure out how they stay in business with one on every corner... lol oh well not my worry just as long as they have what I want and its free who cares how many wags there is??? Right?? )

Second wags SCORE!! I found the sunsilk, paid 2.98 OOP and got 10RR and on top of that they had Reynolds wrap in stock, so I got that too! YAY , so I still have my raincheck for later.
Then I had got back to my van and forgot about the Colgate being on sale with the RR, so went back in there to get that! So now I have a total of $16RR! YAY For me... lol

So, then I went to CVS, I wanted to do the Fusion deal , but what stupid person would put only 1 type of razor with ECB in their ad and on top of that its apparantely a NEW item and NONE of my CVS's have it yet! What is up with that! So , I got my Gillette Shampoo and left ! lol

Ok, been off for a week but I'm back

I havent been around this past week much due to 2 sick boys and bad weather... Boy it got COLD really fast, not used to that in Texas! lol
Will post some of my shopping trips later on...

Everyone have a great weekend!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Debt Free Mommy is giving away $100 in coupons!

Debt Free Mommy is giving away $100 in coupons! Go check out her blog and enter to win! :D
Nothing like lots and lots of great coupons!

Everyone have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

P&G $120 Coupon Savings Book Interesting Info

So I sat down today and started cutting my extra inserts from P&G last Sunday. When it just hit me about the Spend $50 get $120 coupon savings book! Umm... yea! I use Proctor and Gamble products like crazy around here! So I dug up some old receipts well Decembers and January's and started adding! I am short $9.xx cents! I have to think of something to get before the 31st that is a good deal and I can make my $50. I called P&G to find out if you could use multiple receipts or if it all had to be on one and the lady told me that you can use multiples. Then I asked about Folgers coffee since I havent seen any q's in pg in awhile, she said that when the offer for the book came out that it is part of the rebate, but Folgers has been sold to another company so they will not put q's out for it anymore! I found that interesting! I just bought some Folgers at Walgreens this week since it was on sale and DH was almost out!

Kroger Mega Sale Event 1/21/08

Yes I went to Kroger 2 days in a row... is that bad?? LOL Not for me it isn't!!


Here is what I did, since I did not have my ad b/c it had not come in the mail yet, I was going by what I was reading off of HCW until I got to the store to get my ad and with 2 lil ones in tow you have to be pretty organized or they will drive you bananas! lol

I did 3 seperate transactions so I could use all my coupons and get the double and triple savings... but now since I have the ad ( I am better when I see pictures! lol ) I am going back tomorrow !!! (their truck comes in)! :D

1st Transaction:
2 Kleenex 1.59 each -1.60q' s for both = 1.58 for both
2 Kens Salad dressings 1.99each-2.00q's for both= 1.98 for both
1 Juicy Juice 2.53-1.00q=1.53
6 Glade aersol freshners = 5.76-3.00=2.76
1 Green Giant Steamer 1.49-1.00q=.49
2 Totino Pizza Rolls 4.98-2.10q= 2.88 for both
Subtotal: 10.22-5.00Mega Event= $5.22 OOP!!

2nd Transaction:
6 Glade aersol freshners=5.76-3.00=2.76
2 Totino Pizza Rolls 4.98-2.10q=2.88 for both
2 Frenchs Mustard 2.98-2.00=.98cents for both
3 Kleenex 1.59each-2.40q= 2.37 for all 3
Subtotal 7.99-5.00Mega Event= 2.99cents OOP!

3rd Transaction:

1 Franks hot sauce 1.49-1.05q=44cents ( I wanted more of this but they only had 1 left.
3 Green Giant Steamers 4.47-3.00q=1.47 for all 3
3 Kleenex 1.59each-2.40q=2.37 for all 3
2 Pace Pacante sauce 3.52 for both- 2.00=1.52 for both
2 Glade aersol freshners 1.92 for both -1.00=.92
Subtotal: 6.72-5.00Mega Event = 1.72 OOP!

Total for the whole day : 8.93
Total saved on this trip: 58.47 wow!

Like I said before I am going back to Kroger tomorrow for some more deals, I noticed when I was getting my glade aersol that ALL their glade products are on sale and part of the Mega Sale! I didnt have all my glade q's with me as I had already planned what i was going for and left my coupon binder in the car. So when I go back I will be stocking up on some glade candles and some glade plugins! Since I sold all my glade plugins I got last year for free in my garage sale for 1.00 each! lol :D

Kroger Trip Tuesday 1/20/08

I know I am a few days behind posting b/c my baby has been really sick and still is and I have been working at night... Phew I am tired! :)
I went to Kroger on Tuesday to get their free deals or almost free
Here is what I got:

6 Act Popcorn 1.20 for all after q's
6 Powerade Liter bottles 1.20 after q's
6 Maurchan Yakisoba Meals Free after q's
10 Reeses whipped bars free after q's
6 Bounty Regular paper towels 1.68 for all after q's
6 Dial soap 3pk bars free after q's (these q's would not double or triple but the cashier noticed it and called a CS lady over there and she told him what to put in to get the extra off) :D She said they were having trouble with them but ALL coupons qualify if they are within the money frame for tripling and doubling I wasnt going to argue with her! lol )
Used a 3.00 Catalina

Total OOP $1.08
Total savings this trip : $23.30

Now my hubby has enough popcorn to last him the year! lol or at least until the next sale haha!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

HotSacks Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!! Erin is giving away an awesome deal from HotSacks! Go check it out!

Have a great weekend! :D

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Creamy Chicken and Pasta with Spinach

Can we say YUMMY?? So I was looking for something different to fix last night for supper and I came across this recipe in a casserole cookbook my mom had given me a while back and boy was it good!
Creamy Chicken and Pasta with Spinach

6 ounces uncooked egg noodles
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper( I didnt use this in mine)
1 package 10ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2 boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and cut into 1 inch pieces ( I used 3 breasts)
1 can 4ounce sliced mushrooms drained
2 cups shredded swiss or cheddar cheese ( I used cheddar)
1 container 8 ounce sour cream
1/4 cup half n half
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, cook an stir 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Add spinach, chicken , mushrooms and cooked noodles , stir to combine.
3. Combine cheese, sour cream, half n half, eggs, and salt in medium bowl, blend it well.
4. Add cheese mixture to chicken mixture, stir to combine. Pur into 13x9 baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake, covered, 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Makes about 8 servings.

YUMMY! I tried to put a picture on here but my illeteracy is not wroking right now... lol. I will try later!

Gotta LOVE rebates!

Awhile back I submitted a rebate for a Bayer glucose meter, I think it was like in November and completely forgot about. What a surprise when I went and opened up my mailbox yesterday and $55.00 rebate check was sitting there! WHOO HOO! Couldn't come at a better time thats for sure! I am going to try and do as many rebates this year as I can! I am fixing to send in a $10.00 one for Bayer for the vitamins I bought earlier this week! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Time to get your Extra Care Bucks!

As I went into my part time job last night at CVS , I was suddenly reminded Hey this is January... guess what .... EXTRA BUCKS are OUT!! YAY! Even tho I didnt do so well with only $11.50, that was more than I had before! lol So if you havent got yours yet! Go get em! :)

FYI: In every CVS there should be a kiosk at the front of the store of close to the front where you can scan your CVS card and get your extra bucks to print that way you have them and dont have to buy something first in order to get them!

Everyone have a Terrific Thursday!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Trip To Walgreens

Monday I made a trip to Wags. I hadnt been there in awhile but they were having some really good deals going on so I decided to drop in and see what damage I could do. I had a $25.00 gift card and was willing to use it to get some of the good deals.
1st off I sat down Sunday evening and spent about an hour figuring out my transactions and how to roll my Register Rewards. Here is what I did.
6- Garnier Fructis Shampoo (3 Shampoos and 3 Conditioners) Free after $2.00 ES q and $1.00 mq.
3-Garnier Fructis Hair Spray-Free after esq and mq
4-Kelloggs cereal 4/$10.00 -used 4 1.00 mq got $3.00 RR
4-Flinstones gummy vitamins $5.00each= $20.00 used 3/$1.00 off q and had a cat print for $3.00 off 1 that the cashier let me use on the 4th. Got $10.00 RR.
2-Electrasol Gelpacs 3.49each- used 2/$2.50 =99cents each and will submit for rebate at the end of the month.
1-Walgreens 90ct baby aspirin-used Free q
2-Reeses whipped candy bars-1.59 for both used 1.00/2 q
4- Ben and Jerry's pint ice cream 2/$6 - used 3.00 IP q's =FREE!
Spent 22.67 on gift card.

Total Savings- $43.00 (calculating my total savings by face value of my q's).

Starting my Blog!

Phew! Since I started couponing last year to an extreme extent. I would to start a blog to keep up with exactly what I was getting to what I was saving to what I am spending. (Did that make sense? lol)
I am hoping to have some followers and I am going to post each of my shopping trips along with some recipes that I come across that seem inviting. Look forward to a wonderful year in 2009!

Hugs and Savings to All.