Wednesday, December 25, 2013

CVS 3 Day Sale 12/26-12/28

*Puffs Tissues $.99 (Limit 7)
*16ct Charmin Ultra Soft/Strong or 12ct Bounty Paper Towel $9.99 (Limit 3)
*19-32 load Tide or Gain $5.94 (Limit 4)
*Kelloggs Raisin Bran 13.7oz, Apple Jacks or Froot Loops 8.7oz, $1.99 (Limit 6)...$1/2 (12/15RP)
*Pepsi 2lt $.99 (Limit 5)
*Spend $15 on Physician's Formula Cosmetics... Get $10EB
*Cadbury or Hershey's Extra Large Bars $1.99... Get $1EB

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Walgreens 3 Day Sale Good Deals 12/22- 12/24

*12ct Gevalia K-Cup or 12oz Ground Coffee $5.99...$1 ISQ
*CVS Batteries 16ct AA/AAA, 8ct C/D & 4ct 9V $5.99ea or 2/$10...Get 1000pts/2 (=$1)
*11-17oz Post Cereal $1.99 (shows Pebbles & Honey Bunches)

Shopping Week Ending 12/13 (Forgot to hot publish last week)

Another week of odds & ends, really good deal on eggs and added to the peanut butter stock :)

Walmart 12/9 (2 transactions, I'll combine them)

2- Orange Juice $1.98...Got back $.75 from Ibotta on each (1 from me, 1 from Brian)
2- Milk Bones $2.38...Used 2- $1 printables & got back $.50 from Ibotta on each
1-Seattles Best Coffee $2.18... got back $1 from Ibotta
Spent (after Ibotta Rebates) $5.40

Ruler Foods (no picture)
6- Gallon Milk $1.49
6# Green Grapes @ $1.29/lb (4lbs will be frozen)
Spent $16.68

Dollar Tree 12/12

6- 6ct Pocket pack Tissues $1 (Our trick to get runny noses on Kleenexes instead of sleeves!)
2- Hello Kitty Cotton Candy (gag gift for my little brother!)
Spent $8

Aldi Foods 12/12

6- 12ct Eggs $.49
3# Pears $1.99
2- Wheat Bread $.99
Bananas $1.65
2 Cereal $2.39
Spent $13.34

Meijer 12/13

10-Hershey's Single Candy Bars $.79...B5G5
4- Peter Pan Peanut Butter $2.69, BOGO
5- Pizza Rolls 4/$10, Get 5th Free...Used 2- $.40/2MQ
2- Tyson Mini Chicken Sandwiches $3.79, BOGO...Used $1Mperk
2-Stacy's Pita Chips $3.59, BOGO...Used $.50 Mperk
Ortega Value Pack Shells $1.62...Used $1 Target SQ
4- Sara Lee Bread (no pic) $2.99, BOGO...Used 3- $1MQ
McCormick Pure Vanilla $2.46...Used $.50Mperk & Got back $.50 from Ibotta
Somehow the $5 off $50 Mperk came off though I spent no where close to $50???
Spent $24.47

Friday Food Plan 12/20

I totally did not get his done yesterday sorry :( Next week will be insane for us as I am sure it will be for everyone!

Friday- Pizza

Saturday- Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Sunday- Chicken, Broccoli, Baked Potatoes

Monday- Chinese Take Out (we will watch A Christmas Story get it?? lol)

Tuesday- We will be at the in-laws

Wednesday- Merry Christmas, we will be eating all day long

Thursday- Leftovers

CVS 3 Day Sale 12/22-12/24

*CVS Batteries BOGO (Limit 6)
*Whitman's or Russell Stover Candy BOGO (Limit 8)
*7.8-15oz Hershey's Kisses or Miniatures 2/$5...Get $2EB/2
*Spend $15 on Physician's Formula Cosmetics... Get $10EB
*Speedstick or Lady Speedstick $2.99... Get $2EB
*Bandaids with Characters $3.49... Get $2EB
*64oz Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice BOGO
*Cadbury or Hershey's Extra Large Bars $1.99... Get $1EB

Monday, December 16, 2013

FREE Milk @ Meijer through Tomorrow (12/17)

Get a free gallon of milk with our mPerks coupon when you enter offer code holidaymilk today!

Log in to your mPerks account at, then enter offer code holidaymilk and clip the coupon for a free gallon of Meijer brand milk.

Head on over to Mperks and put "holidaymilk" in the offer code box to score a FREE gallon of Meijer milk :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kroger Gift Cards= Gas Savings

Gift Cards at Kroger
From Amazon to Macy's to dozens of restaurants in between, any time you shop the stores' expansive selection of gift cards, you earn 2x fuel points. But this holiday season, The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is sweetening the deal so you earn 4x fuel points for every $1 you spend on qualifying gift cards.* So between mid-November and early December**, if you buy $100 in gift cards, you'll receive 400 fuel points (which adds up to 40¢ off per gallon)!
And if you treat the cards like cash, the fuel points add up even faster. Buy gift cards in advance of your Black Friday, Cyber Monday or big holiday shopping trips, and use them like cash at your favorite stores and online retailers to save even more on fuel. This year, you can easily turn your holiday shopping into BIG savings at the pump.
Don't know about the fuel points programs at The Kroger Co. Family of Stores? Take a few minutes to review how they work:


There are three ways to accrue fuel points at the stores every day:
  1. Collect 1 fuel point for every $1 you spend on groceries*
  2. Receive 2 fuel points (or sometimes 4!) for every $1 you spend on eligible gift cards*
  3. Earn fuel points for every qualifying prescription you fill at your store's pharmacy**


At Kroger Fuel Centers, you can apply your discount in 100-point (or 10-cent) increments. Use up to 1,000 fuel points on a single fill-up to get $1 off per gallon, or save some rewards for later. The points you can redeem at participating Shell Stations varies by location.


Your fuel point total is listed at the bottom of every receipt from your local Kroger-owned store. You can also track your points online at your store's website or through their mobile app — just register your loyalty card there!

I was provided with a discount coupon to use by Bzzagent in exchange for my promotion of this deal! 

CVS Good Deals 12/15-12/21

*CVS Batteries BOGO (Limit 6)
*9oz Dawn $.97 (Limit 8)
*Whitman's or Russell Stover Chocolates BOGO
*Spend $20 on Aquaphor or Eucerin... Get $10EB
*Spend $10 on Conair or Scunci Hair Accessories... Get $5EB
*Spend $20 on Excedrin... Get $10EB
*Spend $20 on Air Wick... Get $10EB

Walgreens Deal 12/15-12/21

*6oz Butterball Turkey Bacon $.99...$1FB Coupon
*Russell Stover Christmas Candy Singles $.29 (Limit 6)
*Ritz Crackers 2/$4...Get 1000pts on 2...$.75 printable
*Blue Diamond Almonds BOGO
*Goody hair Accessories $2.99...Get $2RR

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Food Plan 12/13

Pretty basic week, no frills :)

Friday- Papa Murphy's Pizza (cheap & really filling, I had spent most of the day helping my grandma)

Saturday- Chili (cold & snowy day food)

Sunday- Tacos, Rice & Beans

Monday- Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs

Tuesday- Chicken Breast, Broccoli, Baked Potatoes

Wednesday- Beef Stir Fry

Thursday- Penne & Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread

Great Cartwheel Deal on Holiday Lights

50% off holiday string lights. 12/13-12/14.

Head over here to add a 50% of Holiday String Lights offer to your Target Cartwheel.

Kids Holiday Activities/Crafts
There is also a 50% off offer here  on Kids Holiday Activities & Crafts in the Seasonal Department

I have really just now started using Target Cartwheel but I am liking it because you can stack one Cartwheel offer, one store coupon and one manufacturers coupon on the same item and make for some pretty awesome deals!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kroger Skillet Meals

With all the crazy running around and shopping that surrounds the holiday season it is sometimes hard to get a hot and tasty meal on the table. Well Kroger has a line of skillet meals that go from freezer to table in 10 minutes and include delicious options like:

*Tuscan Style Penne
*Sausage Rigatoni
*Chicken or Beef Stir Fry
*Shrimp Lo Mein
*Chicken Fajitas

These were only $4.99 at Kroger and while it does say it provides 3 servings I would plan for it to only feed 2.

And to add to your quick and easy meal try the Kroger Garlic Bread (retail $1.99) which by the way also cooks in less than 10 minutes and is a huge loaf with more than enough for 4+.  You can also pick up a bag of Krogers Salad Kits (retail $2.99) in Cesar, Cesar Light or House with Bacon. Everything you need is right in the bag.

So for a family of 4 (2 skillets, 1 garlic bread & salad kit) you will have less than $15 spent and only 10 minutes to prepare! I know I can spend more than 10 minutes in the fast food drive grabbing burgers for my family and this is way healthier for them.

I was provided the products featured for free from Bzzagent in exchange for my honest opinions.

FREE Bag of Hill’s Ideal Balance Dog Treats + FREE Shipping ($8.85 Value!)

Head on over to the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Facebook page and click on the Hill’s Giveaway tab to score a FREE bag of Hill’s Ideal Balance Dog treats including shipping! The approximate retail value of each bag is $8.85 Note that this is available until December 17th or until 35,000 submissions have been made.

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times!)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OxiClean(TM) 2in1 Stain Fighter Liquid

OxiClean(TM) 2in1 Stain Fighter Liquid

I was given OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter Liquid to try for free from Smiley360. Overall my impression was kind of........So So

Did it whiten my whites? Not that I can tell

Did it get out anymore stains? I didn't have any real stains to try it on (Thank you kids & patients for that!)

Overall I kind of feel like the $8.94 for a 64oz bottle at Walmart could be spent better elsewhere.

GREENIES® Dental Chews

GREENIES® Dental Chews

Magnum recently got to try out the Greenies Dental Chews. These are quite pricey (in my opinion, $10.99 at Petsmart) and really not much different than any other cheaper price dental chew. Unless I find a awesome deal that can lower the price to my standards my poor pitiful furbaby won't be getting anymore.

FYI- Does he really look like he lacks anything? He get PLENTY of treats and is spoiled rotten.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Free Bag of Tostitos from Meijer (today and tomorrow only!)

Head over here to add a Mperk for a free bag of Tostitos Scoops (Fajita flavor or Plain).
Sign into your Mperks account, click on coupons, and in the offer box (top right hand) enter:

Coupon is good through 12/10 (tomorrow)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Meijer Good Deals 12/8-12/14

*Bananas $.44/lb
*Meijer Flour 5# $1.69
*16oz Challenge Butter Quarters 2/$5...$1 Mperk
*5# Mandarins $5.49...$.50 Halos MQ in 12/8 paper
*Goldfish Crackers BOGO...$.35 Holiday Printable
*Doritos BOGO
*Ortega Mexican Food 25%
*Tyson Mini Chicken Bowls or Sandwiches BOGO...$1 Mperk
* Kids Licensed Socks & Underwear 30%
*Kids Licensed Hat & Glove Sets 30%

Walgreens Deals 12/8-12/14

Jingle Cash is Running yet again this week :)

get $5 in Jingle Cash wyb $30
get $10 in Jingle Cash wyb $50
get $15 in Jingle Cash wyb $75
get $20 in Jingle Cash wyb $100

Jingle Cash earned 12/8—12/14/13 redeemable 12/15—12/21/13

*Hershey's Candy Singles $.59 (Limit 6)
*Purex Detergent BOGO
*All $6.99 Toys BOGO
*Cottonelle 42ct Freshcare Wipes $4.99...$1SQ (in Dec. Booklet) & $3 Ibotta Rebate

CVS Good Deals 12/8-12/14

Not a great week :( But with all the awesome Black Friday week deals I'm  not too disappointed!

*10ct Breathe Right Strips or 32-50ct Tums $3.99...Get $3EB (Limit 1)
     -$1.50 Breathe Right MQ (10/13 RP)
     -$1 Tums Printable
*Purex Buy 1 Get 2 Free
*Folgers 12ct K-Cup $5.99...Get $1EB
*0.83-1.3oz Russell Stover, Ghiradelli, Ferrerro Rocher, Lindt Lindor Candy $.74
*All Liquid or Mighty Pack Detergent 2/$5.99...$2/2 (12/8 paper)

Shopping Week Ending 12/6

I did not need very much this week so we didn't do much grocery shopping. As a matter of fact we will only be shopping for the next several weeks for things that are needs or really hot deals. Most of the cream cheese will be frozen and the peanut butter will last us about 6 months.

Meijer 12/1

5- Planters Peanut Butter $2.29
5- Philadelphia Cream Cream $1.99....Used 2- $1/2MQ & $1 Peelie
Saved $10 instantly for buying 10 participating products
Spent $8.40

Target 12/3

Women's Fleece Jacket $17.99...Used $3/$15 SQ & 40% Cartwheel ($7.20)
Miracle Whip $2.99...Used $1.50SQ  & 10% Cartwheel ($.15)
3- Hormel Chili $1.29...Used $.55/2 Printable
4-Swiss Miss $1.09... Used 2- $.50/2MQ & $1/4SQ
2-Grape Mountain Dew $.99 (Hubby Item lol)
Up & Up Hand Soap $.89...Used $.50SQ
Axe Gift Set $9.99...Used $2SQ, $3 Printable, & 10% Cartwheel ($.80)
Up & Up Mouthwash $2.29...Used $1.75SQ
2- Holiday Ziplocs $2.99...Used $1/2 SQ, $1/2MQ & 10% Cartwheel ($.26)
3-Glade Candles $2.99...Used $1/3SQ, $1/2MQ & 10% Cartwheel ($.60)
2-Glade Wax Melts $2.99...Used $1/2SQ & $1/2MQ
Got Back $5 Gift Card from Glade Products
Spent $35.94

Aldi 12/3

9lb Bananas $3.71
2- Egg Noodles $1.49
1- Assorted Crackers $2.49
Spring Mix Salad $1.99
Andes Baking Chips $2.39 (saved me a trip to Walmart!)
Grape Tomatoes $1.69
Maraschino Cherries $1.49
Spent $14.25

GFS 12/4 (no pictures  I was toooooo tired!)
10# Chicken Breast $19.99
White Cheddar Cheese Dip $4.49
Tortilla Chips $2.99
Dry Onion $5.49
Spent $32.96

Meijer 12/4 (3 transactions combined, some stuff was dropped off before I got home)

16- Planters Peanut Butter $2.29
7- Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.99...Used 6- $1 Peelies (3 & 3 in 2 transactions)
3- Kraft Singles (did you know they have Swiss & Cheddar 2% milk singles? Excited!) $2.49
4- Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat $2.49
Saved $30 instantly ($10 each transaction)
Spent $32.00

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Food Plan 12/6

A great way to save extra money in your budget is to Menu Plan. No we don't always exactly stick to the plan and those times we just move the meal to the next week. I always have cereal, oatmeal, muffins and such around for breakfast or we can have smoothies from fruit and yogurt we have in the freezer.  Lunches vary from sandwiches, frozen dinners, leftovers, etc :)

Friday: Beef Stew (perfect crockpot meal for a snowy cold night!)

Saturday: Chicken & Noodles, Green Beans

Sunday: Ham & Beans, Cornbread

Monday: Stuffed Peppers, Rice

Tuesday: Pizza, Veggies & Ranch

Wednesday: Sloppy Joe, Mac & Cheese

Thursday: BBQ Ribs, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Corn

Thursday, December 5, 2013

52 Week Money Saving Challenge

So I saw a cool idea on Pinterest and I think I am going to try it starting tomorrow, (well actually I am going to add week 1 & 2 tomorrow so I will be finished by Black Friday 2014). You put money in a jar that corresponds with the week you are on like this....

And as you can see by week 52 you will have $1378! That would be on heck of a Christmas Shopping Fund or even a great way to get your emergency fund started.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Shop Airborne Products

I was recently given the chance to try out Airborne® immune system booster from Smiley360. Airborne comes in many varieties:

*Gummies for adults & children in assorted fruit flavors
*Effervescent Tablets in pink grapefruit, lemon lime, zesty orange and very berry flavors
*Chewable Tablets in berry & citrus flavors
*Hot Soothing Mix in a Honey Lemon Flavor
*Lozenges in berry flavor

* Plus Energy in berry or citrus flavors*On the go in lemonade or very berry flavors

Airborne works by helping to boost your body's immune system with natural minerals and vitamins and giving the added "back up" it needs.

I was given the Chewables and the were easy to take and would be super easy to throw in your bag and keep on hand when ever needed.

I was provided with the featured product for free from Smiley360!

FRANK's® RedHot®

Looking for a yummy new appetizer for your holiday parties or football games? Franks Red Hot has two really easy and delicious recipes that you can try!

FRANK's RedHot Sweet Chili® Cream Cheese Dip 
  • 1 cup FRANK's RedHot Sweet Chili® Sauce
  • 8 oz. pkg. Philadelphia® cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Mixed cut raw vegetables (crudites) to dip

PUT Philadelphia® cream cheese in shallow soup bowl.
POUR FRANK's RedHot Sweet Chili® Sauce over.
ARRANGE crudites around.
 How simple is that right? And such a flavorful change on the classic veggie dip or ranch dressing!

How about this one...
  • 8 oz. pkg. Philadelphia® cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup FRANK'S® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or FRANK'S® RedHot® Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Alternative: You may substitute 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken for 2 cans (12.5 oz. each) SWANSON® White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

HEAT oven to 350°F. Place Philadelphia® cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth.
MIX in salad dressing, FRANK's® RedHot® Sauce, and cheese. Stir in chicken.
BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

I think this would be great with some tortilla chips as a cool play on nachos/queso type appetizers!

Find out more about FRANK's® RedHot®

I was provided the items featured in this post for free from Smiley360. 

5 Free Disney Movie Rewards Everyday through 12/25

Through December 25th, Disney Movie Rewards is offering up 5  FREE points every day! Just simply head on over to their Pinterest page and click on the “Countdown to Christmas” board to locate your code. Once you have done so, head on over to Disney Movie Rewards and sign into your account (or sing up for one here) to enter your code to score 5 points! Be sure to repeat this process every day through 12/25 – to score a total 125 points! Awesome!

* If you haven’t joined Disney Movie Rewards yet, I would highly suggest doing so now! This is a great rewards program… especially if you have kiddos that love Disney movies. Basically every time you purchase a Disney DVD or go see a Disney movie at the movie theater you earn points. Once you’ve earned enough points, you can then redeem them for a reward! They have a lot of different rewards available from electronics to toys, DVDs, occasional gift cards, and more! If you’re looking for the latest Disney Movie Reward points to enter in your account, be sure to head on over here (and scroll past this post).