Saturday, March 22, 2014

Moving to a new blog

As many of you know I have been struggling with my life being about so much more than thrills and saving now days. I decided to start a fresh new blog where I can share more of me along with bits of savings and thrills. I feel like I have been focusing so much on the chaos of life here lately that I have forgotten to see the beauty that comes from chaos so I now present:

A Serene Chaos 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FREE Frozen DVD or Blu-Ray Combo after cashback

Top Cashback is offering $22 cash back when you purchase Frozen on Blu-ray + DVD or DVD from Walmart (this must be the only item you purchase in this transaction) and pick it up either in-store 
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 Here’s how to get your copy: 
  • Go here to join Top Cashback
  • Click on the activation link in your email (mine was in spam for some reason?)
  • Once you are back on Top Cashback, search for Walmart
  • Scroll down and you will see the details no the cash back for Frozen
  • Click on Get Cash Back
  • Add one copy of the Frozen Blu-ray+ DVD to your cart priced at $19.96 or DVD priced at $14.96
  • Make sure you don’t have anything else in your cart
  • Choose FREE Store Pick Up 
  • Pay & get $22 cash back from Blu-ray or $17 from DVD in your Top Cashback account within 30-90 days

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Free 8x10 Photo From Walgreens

Thru March 19, you can get a Free 8×10 Photo Print from Walgreens when you use code MARCH8X10 at checkout. Choose store pickup to avoid shipping charges.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Meijer Good Deals 3/16-3/22

*Kelloggs Cereal 4/$10...Buy 4, Get 5th Free...Various Printables
*Grapes $1.99/lb
*Buy 6 SAve $6 (Limit 2 Offers)
     -Lunchables $1.99
     -Oscar Mayer Franks $1.99
     -Claussen Pickles $2.99
     -Deli Fresh Lunchmeat $2.99
     -Oscar Mayer Bacon $4.99
*Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 4/$5...Buy 4 Save $1...$.30/2MQ (3/9)
*Kraft Chunk Cheese 3/$6...$1/2MQ (3/9)
*Buy 5 of these cleaning supplies save $5 instantly
     -Boma Hardwood Floor Cleaner $28.99                              
     -64oz Boma Refill $9.49
     -Resolve Carpet Cleaner or Stain Remover $3.99
     -Swiffer Refills $7.79
     -40oz Mr Clean $2.49
     -Libman Mop or Broom $7.49
     -Airwick Refills $2.49
     -Glade Twin Oil Refill $4.89...$1MQ (3/16)
     -Glade Automatic Refill $4.89
     -Meijer Brand Floor or Dusting Cloths $3.89
     -2 Roll Sparkle Giant Roll $2.79
     -Easy Off Oven Cleaner $3.99
     -Lysol Cleaners $2.49
     -Fantastik Spray $2.49
     -Windex Touch Up $3.49...BOGO MQ (3/16)
     -Glade Trash Bags $7.49
     -Scotch Brite Sponges $2.99
     -Twin Pack Clorox Toliet Cleaner $3.49
     -Clorox Wipes $3.99
     -Pinesol $2.99

Shopping week ending 3/15

We got an awesome deal by price matching Rulers juice price at Walmart  and all  the family will now have juice for a couple months (5 adults & 6 kids so its not that much really lol )
17 Juicy Juice $1.49= $25.33

Fisher Meats
14# of Hamburger Patties (Buy 10# Get 4# Free) $44.45

12 Hot Dogs $1.99....Saved $12 with Buy 6 Save $6 Offer
Strawberries $1...Got back $.50 from Checkout51
Spent $12.48

Spent a little under $27 for 5 gallons milk, various produce items, and some frozen meatballs

Aunt Millies Bread Store $.75 Day
6-Wheat Bread
Spent $7.50

Spent $116 but have enough juice for 3-4 months and plenty of food for the grill!

Checkout 51 3/13-3/19

Here are the Checkout 51 offers for the week of 3/13 to 3/19 
all® laundry detergent – 20 load or larger, any variety. Excludes trial sizes.
Cash back: $1.00
Newman’s Own pasta sauce – Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50
Kellogg’s Special K Nourish™ Hot Cereal – Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50
CLEAN & CLEAR® Products – Any variety. Excludes trial sizes.
Cash back: $1.00
Trans-Ocean Smoked Salmon – Any variety.
Cash back: $1.25
Trans-Ocean Crab Classic – Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
RoC® Anti-Aging Products – Any variety. Excludes trial sizes.
Cash back: $3.00
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Froot Loops – Any variety. Excludes single serve packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Apple Jacks – Any variety. Excludes single serve packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
TRISCUIT Crackers -  7.6 oz or larger, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Honey Maid Grahamfuls – 8 count or higher, any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits -  8.8 oz, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: Blue Dragon products – Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Customizables™ Starter Kit – Any Glade® Customizables™ Starter Kit.
Cash back: $2.00

Walgreens 3/16-3/22

*Nestle Single Bars 2/$1
*Purex BOGO
*Blue Diamond Almonds BOGO
*Dial Bath Care BOGO
     -Tone Body Wash $1MQ (3/16)
     -6ct Dial Bar Soap $1/2MQ (3/16)...$1 Rebate From Ibotta
     -Dial Body Wash $1MQ (3/16)...$1 Rebate From Ibotta
     -Right Guard Body Wash $2/2MQ (3/16)
*Windex, Pledge, or Scrubbing Bubbles 2/$7...Get 1000pts/2 (=$1)
     -Windex Touchup BOGO MQ (3/16) & $1 Rebate from Checkout51
     -Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner $2/2MQ (3/16)
     -Pledge Multi Surface Spray or Wipes $1/2MQ (3/16)...$1 Rebate from Checkout51
*Household Cleaners 2/$6... Get 1000pts/2 (=$1)
     -Windex 26oz or Wipes...$1/2MQ (3/16)
     -Shout Spray...$1/2MQ (3/16)
     -Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $2/2MQ (3/16)

CVS Good Deals 3/16-3/22

*Crest Sensi-Relief, BE, 3D White Brilliance 3-4.5oz...$4.99...Get $4EB...$1 Printables 
*Purex Buy 1 Get 2 Free...$1.50/2 Printable (Limit 6)
*Spend $20 on the following... Get $5EB
     -Cottonelle 18ct Toliet Tissue $7.99... $.50MQ (3/16)
     -Scott Toliet Tissue 12-18ct  $6.99... $.75MQ (3/16)
     -6ct Scott Paper Towel $5.99...$.75MQ (3/16)
     -Kleenex $.99... $.30/3 MQ (3/16)
*Assorted Easter Single Candy BOGO (Limit 8)
*Assorted Gold Emblem Nuts BOGO (Limit 6)
*Spend $14 on the following 2/$7 Products...Get $4EB ...$3/4 Printable
     -Pledge $1/2MQ (2/9 SS)
     -Windex Touch Up
     -Scrubbing Bubbles
*Spend $15 on Swiffer Products...Get $5EB
*Spend $20 on Glade Products...Get $10EB
*General Mills or Cascadian Farms Cereal 3/$9...Get $3EB...$1/3MQ (3/16)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aldi Produce Deals Week of 3/12-3/18

*Salad Mix $.69
*1# Baby Carrots $.69
*5# Red Potatoes $.99
*8oz Mushrooms $.99
*Cabbage Head $.79
*3# Yellow Onions $.79

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cheap Juicy Juice

Ruler's has 64oz Juicy Juice for $1.49 through March 26th and don't forget you can price match at Walmart ;) We just went and stocked up!

Shopping week ending 3/8

So we are 1 week into my only doing one big shopping trip a month and while I did spend more than the $20-$25 I planned this week (and fyi I will again next week lol) there were a couple awesome deals I could not pass up!

First I went to Fisher's Quality Meats. They have had awesome weekly deals the last few weeks and this weeks was Buy 10# Boneless Chicken Breast get 10# Free! So I spent $35.64 there. But with what we already have in the freezer we will have enough chicken to last through the summer!
FYI: This weeks special is buy 10# Frozen Hamburger Patties get 4# Free and I WILL be getting these since we cookout all spring and summer every week!

Then I went to Target since I had a $15/$40 Up&Up Purchase Mobile Coupon (fyi: it is in this weeks print ad). By making sure it was scanned first I made a huge haul of items we can use that we don't get great deals on a lot:

First Transaction:
4- Zone Kids Protein Bars $3.99...Used 2- $3/2 Printable from signing up for their newsletter and a
     25% Cartwheel offer that took off $4 total & used my Red Debit Card which saved me $.30
Spent $5.66 and got back a $5 gift card

Up&Up Transaction:
2- 360ct Baby Wipe Refill Packs $4...Used 5% Cartwheel ($.40)
2- Kids Hair Detangler $1.98 (We go through this stuff like crazy!)
1- Travel Spray Disinfectant $1.99...Used $1SQ
1- Large Box Trash Bags $8.99...Used $1SQ & 5% Cartwheel ($.40)
1- 120ct Dryer Sheet $3.89...Used $.75MQ & 5% Cartwheel ($.16)
1-Dishwasher Rinse Agent $4.99...Used 5% Cartwheel ($.25)
1- Cotton Swabs $1.49...Used $.50SQ & 5% Cartwheel ($.05)
1- Travel Face Wipes $.99...Used $1SQ (cashier adjusted down to $.99)
1- 64ct Pantiliners $1.98...Used $.75SQ
1- 4ct Womens Razors $4.19...Used $1SQ & 5% Cartwheel ($.16)
Used $15/$40 Mobile & $5 Gift Card
Total came to $12.66 & used my Red Debit again ($.63)so final total:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Meijer Good Deals 3/9- 3/15

*1# Strawberries $1
*Cabbage $.19/lb
*Corned Beef $2.67/lb
*Beefsteak Rye or Brownberry Bread BOGO
*Lays Chips BOGO
*Broccoli Crowns $1
*Buy 6 of the following Save $6 Instantly
     -Eckrich Bologna, Franks or Salami $1.99
     -Lunchables $1.99
     -John Morell Bacon $3.19
     -Eckrich Smoked Sausage $2.19
*Thomas English Muffins BOGO... $1/2MQ (1/19 SS)
* Pupperoni Dog Treats BOGO
*Suave Kids Shampoo or Styler 3/$5...$1MQ (3/9)

Walgreens Great Deals 3/9-3/15

  • *Colgate Toothpaste 3.5 to 6 oz  $3...$2 RR...$1MQ (2/9SS)
  • *Colgate Toothbrush or Total Advanced Mouthwash 16.9 oz $3.99... $2 RR...$1MQ (3/9)
  • *Mars Single Candy Bars $.59...$.75/2 PB Snickers Printable
  • *Angel Soft 24 Big Rolls, Quilted Northern 16 Double Rolls $9.99
  •      -$1/1 Quilted Northern 16 double rolls or Angel Soft bathroom tissue 24 rolls Walgreens coupon found in the March Coupon Booklet
  •      -Plus, use the $1.25/1 Quilted Northern Product (24 ct+) coupon found in the 2/16 RP
  • *Scott Bathroom Tissue 12 or 16 rolls $7.49
  •      -$2/1 Scott Extra soft bathroom tissue 16 rolls Walgreens coupon in the March Coupon              Booklet
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue, 85 sheets $0.99
  • Use the $1/4 Kleenex Boxes or Bundle Pack coupon found in the 2/9 SS

CVS Deals 3/9- 3/15

*7.1-10oz Hershey's Easter Candy 2/$5...Get $1EB/2...$2/3MQ (2/23 SS)
*Easter M&M's 2/$6...Get $1EB/2...$2/3 Printable 
*Revlon Super Lusterous Lip $6.99...Get $4EB
*Almay Intense I-Color Shadow, Liner or Mascarara $5.99...Get $6EB/2...$5/2 Printable 
*Spend $30 on select Huggies or other baby products = $10 Ecb (limit 1)
     $1.50/1 Huggies Diapers (2/23 SS)
     $1.50/1 Huggies Little Snugglers, Little Movers or Overnites (2/23 SS)
*Naturemade 80-90ct Adult Gummies  $5.99...Get $4EB...$3MQ (3/9 SS)
*Lancaster pouches 8oz $3.99... $1.50MQ (3/2 SS)...$2 from Coupon Machine

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Target Mobile Coupons

Target released new Mobile Store Coupons! Simply text SPRING to 827438 to score the following store coupons, valid thru 4/23…
*$1 off a Fresh Fruit purchase of $1 or more
*$1 off a Fresh Vegetable purchase of $1 or more
*$1 off a Fresh Meat purchase of $1 or more
*$0.50/1 Market Pantry Eggs 1/2 dozen or larger
*$0.75/1 Market Pantry Cheese 5-oz or larger
*$1/2 Market Pantry Pasta or Sauces

*$1.25/1 Palmolive Dish Soap 25-oz or larger
*$1/1 Household Cleaning Item (Scrubbing Bubbles, Windex or Pledge)
*$1/2 Ziploc Food and Storage Items
*$1/1 Listerine Item 16oz or larger
*$1.25/1 Kashi Frozen Multi-Serve Item (17 or 20 oz Steam Meal Entree or 22oz Soup)
*$1/1 Trident Gum Multi-pack
*$1/1 Nabisco Wheat Thins 5.5 oz or larger
*$1/1 Tide or Gain Laundry Detergent Excluding trial and travel sizes
*$1/1 Select Paper Item
-(Puff’s Facial Tissue 3pk, Bounty Paper Towels 6pk or larger or Charmin Bath Tissue 9pk or larger)
*$1/1 Select Fabric Softener or Scent Booster (Bounty, Downy or Gain) Exluding trial and travel sizes
*$1/1 Pampers Diapers 168 ct. or larger

You don't have to be perfect to be right where you are meant to be

You know how you hear about all this perfect people out there who do so many great and wonderful things?.....Yeah I'm not sure they are real either! 

How about the ladies who always have the perfect outfit, perfect makeup and look amazing?....That is definitely NOT me! I am fine with the fact that I wear scrubs every day, my naturally curly hair is flying all over by noon and make up is a date night and weekend kind of thing!

Oh and then you have the ladies who have homes that look like model homes even though they have toddlers....NOPE not me either! When the munchkins are here its more about making memories and encouraging them to be kids. No I don't let them get too wild but I think they call it "home" for a reason. Home is about peace, security and love. Perfection doesn't fit into that equation for me. 

I am sad to say I am not one of those people who are happy all the time either. I get mad, sad, hurt, and a multitude of other emotions weekly. Guess what? That means I am a human. Everyone is entitled to have feelings and I take full advantage of my entitlement! 

So I'm not a perfect person, don't look perfect, don't keep a perfect house and don't act what make me...NORMAL! I have struggled for years with my feeling that I needed to be perfect and somehow felt like every time I failed somehow meant I was not good enough as a person. I am now seeing that every failure lead to greater blessings.

I could not have kids of my own...but that has enabled me to be an amazing aunt and treat my little short people as my own and give them things their parents can't. They are spoiled and I know it! 

My first marriage failed... but I am now married to a amazing man and out of situations that were just not part of the life I dreamed of growing up. Do I have a perfect marriage? Heavens no but, I do have a great marriage and a husband who adores me and I him. 

I did not get a job promotion that I desperately wanted.... but that has lead to me keeping a job where I get to see people in their weakest times and is rewarding (very hard but rewarding!) Not many people get to hear the funny stories so many of our elderly population have to share but I do. Take my advice and listen they have a lot to teach us! Make them feel like they are important and they will show you the windows to their souls and they really have beautiful souls! They remember when love was enough and people where kind. They can tell you about when the four lane highway was a gravel road, milk men, and a time where Mayberry was real! 

I lost my mom, son, and the two grandparents I was closest to in three years....I'm not going to lie this is still a hard one but it has taught me time is short, tomorrow is not promised, and to really live. Make memories today because when you lose those you love the memories get you through. Don't leave things unsaid and make sure people know who you feel. 

There are so many other failures that I am now realizing are blessings and I am sure there are countless others I have forgotten. 

The whole point of this post is to give you a window into me and let you see that I am not just a couponer and coaster rider but I am also a person. I have beautiful flaws and scars that make me who I am. I'm not perfect but I am right where I am meant to be. 

Mom's Night Out Movie

I was given the opportunity to view the new film from Provident & Affirm "Moms Night Out" last week and let me tell you I LOVED it! It was so funny but also had moments that really made you think about all our desires to be perfect in a completely imperfect world!  Watch the Trailer For Moms' Night Out and let me tell you that what you see is not half of the hilarity that ensues! I found that I could relate to all the characters at one time or another and obviously I could relate to Allyson the most as a crazy stressed out blogger! This movie has something for everyone:
Police Chases...Check
Biker Gang...Check
Trip to ER...Check
Tattoo Parlor...Check
And anyone who has seen "Courageous" and remembers Javier's Snake Kings scene... Robert Amaya is in this movie also and has multiple scenes that are even funnier!
I recommend that everyone get out and see this faith based film on opening weekend May 9 (which is Mother's Day Weekend hint hint gentlemen!)

And since I love it so much and want to share it with my friends I will be hosting a "Moms' Night Out Giveaway" for my friends who are also my readers! I don't have everything planned yet as I am waiting to see if its coming to Muncie or just Indy so stay tuned!

I was given the opportunity to view this movie in advance of its release. My love for the movie and opinions are solely mine and not affected by the free admission I received! 

Meijer Deals to be had 3/2-3/8

**Make sure you are activating your personal rewards on Mperks. They are a great way to save a little extra by buying things already on your list! Like this month I have a offer for Get $5 Mperk when you purchase $25 in Pets, Get $7 Mperk when you spend $45 in frozen foods. The best part.... it always counts the price before coupons for me!**

*Boneless Pork Loin $1.87/lb
*Stouffer's Family Size Entrees 2/$12...Buy 2 Get 1 Free...$1 Mperk
*5oz Starkist Light Tuna $.59
*1# Strawberries $1
*Stouffers French Bread Pizza or Hot Pockets 6/$10
*Oncor Family Meals 5/$10... $1/2 Printable
*Tyson Day Starts Frozen Breakfasts BOGO... Watch for $1/2 Peelies
*Blue Bell 1/2 Gal Ice Cream 2/ $8.88
*Entenmann's Little Bites, Donuts, Danish or Buns BOGO
*20oz Dinty Moore Beef Stew $2.19... $1/2 Printable
*Buy 5 of the following save $5 instantly...Limit one offer per transaction (prices before $1 savings per item)
     -Special K Cereal $2.99...$1/3 Printable
     -Nutrigrain Bars $2.75
     -Special K Nourish Hot Cereal $2.89
     -Kashi Cereal, Bars or Baked Squares $2.99
     -Special K Bars or Crisps $2.99
     -Kelloggs Breakfast to go Shakes $4.99... $1.50 Printable
     -Special K Flatbread Sandwiches $4.99
     -Eggo Waffles, Pancakes or French Toast Sticks $2.49... $.75 Printable
     -Morningstar Products $3.49
     -Special K Protein Meal Bars or Protein Shakes $5.49... $1 Printable
     -12ct Dannon Activia $4.99
     -32oz Dannon  Oikos Greek Yogurt $3.99
     -59oz Simply OJ $3.29
*Men's Fall Creek Knit Tops Buy 1 Get 1 50%...40% Mperk

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March Big Shopping Trip

So I did my big shopping trip this week, whoa it was harder than I thought but so worth it now that I don't have to do any big trips for another month! I will just briefly skim over what I bought & spent each place. I will go on Monday to the discount bread store to stock up on bread.

Chocolate chips $1.59                                  Pretzels $1.29
Vanilla Wafers $1.49                                    4 Gallon Milk $1.79
Crackers $1.79                                            2-Salad Mix $.99
Tortilla Chips $1.19                                      Seasoned Salt $1.79
Cottage Cheese $2.29                                  Sour Cream $1.29
Provolone Slices  $1.99                                3-Cream of Mushroom $.59
Turkey Ham $3.70                                       Flaked Coconut $1.29
Black Olives $.99                                         Green Olives $1.19
Pepperoni   $1.99   
Spent $34.78                                             

10#Kibbles & Bits $10.89                          2-Airwick Refills $4.88
2# Lemons $2.87                                       5- 12ct Coke Products $2 (Price Matched Target)
Pizza Sauce $1                                           8-Aquafina Splash $.78 (Used 4- BOGO MQ)
5-Steamable Veggies  $1.47                       Fish Tenders $4.96
Salami $2.50                                              Self Rising Flour $1.78
Generic Swiffer Wet Cloths $3.97               2- Entemann's Mini Donuts $2
5- Pasta Side Mixes $1
Spent $67.20

Fisher's Meats:
15# Ground Beef $4.39...Buy 10lbs get 5lbs Free
Spent $44.57

Meijer (2 trans, buy 8 save 8 items listed at promo price):
8-Deli Fresh Lunchmeat $1.99 ($1/2MQ x4)         4-Kraft Shredded Cheese $2 ($.75 Printable x4)
3- Kool Aid $.99 ($.50 Printable x3)                     1-Kraft Single $1.99 ($.75 Printable)
6-Lunchables $.99 ($1/2 Peelie x3)                        2- Oscar Mayer Bologna $.99 ($.75 Printable x2)
2-Florida Natural Smoothie $2.50 ($1MQ x2)       2- 6ct Meijer Paper Towel $5.49 (Used $3/$10 SQ)
3-Kleenex $1 ($3SQ)                                            1- Kraft Salad Dressing $.97
12- Alpo Dog Food $.52 (BOGO MQ x6)            3# Apples $2.50
**I also used a 5% off total Mperk, 3- $5 Mperks, & $2 Mperk**
Spent $21.30

2-Up & Up Mechanical Pencils $1.34 (clearance)... $1SQ, $1 Mobile Coupon, & 10% Cartwheel
1-Market Pantry Frozen Corn $.99...Used $.75 Mobile Coupon, 5% Cartwheel
10- Coke 12 packs $2
2- Hanging Pouches for the kids art work (Super cute!) $9.99..Used 40% Cartwheel
2- 24ct Up & Up Ibuprofen $1.07...Used $2/2 Mobile Coupon & 10% Cartwheel
1- Up & Up Peroxide $.52...Used $.50SQ
1- Up & Up Cotton Balls $.94... Used $.50SQ
2-Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs $1.99 ...Used 25% Cartwheel & $1/2 Printable
Spent $34.86

That means I spent $202.71 for the majority of my groceries for the month. Since we have at least three adults and anywhere from 2-5 kids eating this I am REALLY happy with this. And when you consider that we bought at least two months worth of ground beef that makes it even better! 

March 1st Disney Fund

So its a new month and time to see what I have accomplished towards the Disney fund:

Overall goal: $2700

As of  January 1st had: $573
As of February 1st I had $853

2/2- Shopping and housekeeping job: $30

2/4- Used Disney Movie Rewards Points to get 2 gift cards- $20

2/6- Rebate Check from $21

2/6- Housekeeping Job $25

2/11- Housekeeping Job $30

2/25- Housekeeping Job $30

2/25- Rebate from Finish Dishwasher $4.49 (rounded up to $5)

2/25-Rebate from Magnum's Heartgard $12

So that gives me $1026

March Menu

March is the first month I am trying to only do one big shopping trip. So here's the lists of "planned" Entrees, Sides, Desserts, & Breakfasts. Lunches will be leftovers, sandwiches or something like Chef Boyardee (aka quick!) These are not in any specific order!

1. Tuna Patties
2. Tacos (Brian gets Beef, I get Fish)
3. Ham & Beans
4. Chicken Veggie Bake
5. Beef Stew
6. Tater Tot Casserole
7. Spaghetti
8. Antipasto Salads
9.  Strombolis
10. Crispy Baked Chicken
11. Pork Loin
12. Marinated Chicken Breast
13. Round Steak
15. Ruebens & Rachels (St Patricks Day Menu)
16.  Breakfast for Dinner
17. Beef & Chicken Fajitas
18.  Jambalaya (Mardi Gras Menu)
19. Chicken Pot Pie
20. Chicken Gnocchi Soup
21. BLT's
22. Sloppy Joe
23.  Pasta Salad With Grilled Chicken
24. BBQ Pulled Pork
25. Tuna Noodle Casserole

Desserts (Besides fruit)
1. Pretzel Salad
2. Green Poke Cake for St Patricks Day which also happens to be G-mas Birthday
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.  Disney Magic Cookie Bars
5. Blackberry Cobbler
6. Brownies
7. Banana Pudding

Breakfasts (several will be repeated)
1. Oatmeal
2. Cereal
3. Waffles
4. Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, & Chocolate Gravy
5. Omelets
6. Ham, Egg, & Cheese Muffins
7. Breakfast Burritos
8. Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls
9. Cinnamon Toast
10. Pigs in a Blanket

Miscellaneous Items
1. 7Up Biscuits
2. Chicken Salad
3. Pumpkin Bread
4. Cornbread Muffins
5. Chocolate Strawberry Frappes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CVS Good Deals 3/2-3/8

*19-32 Load Tide $5.94...$1 Printable 
*12-13oz Gold Emblem Jelly Beans $.99...Get $.99EB
*Cadbury Single Egg, Mini Eggs, Hershey's Egg or Bunny $.87... Get $.87EB
*2-2.7oz Fixodent $4.99...Get $2.49EB... $2.50MQ (3/2 PG) (Limit 2)
*Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste $5.99... Get $4.25EB... $.75MQ (3/2 PG) (Limit 2)
*Crest BE Paste $4.99... Get $3.25EB...  $.75MQ (3/2 PG) (Limit 2)
*Crest Sensi Relief Toothpaste $4.99... Get $3EB... $1MQ (Limit 2)
*Crest ProHealth Rinse $2.99... Get $1.25EB... $.75MQ (Limit 2)

Checkout51 Offers 2/27-3/5

Here are the upcoming Checkout 51offers for the week of 2/27 to 3/5 (remember you can redeem these from either your computer or your smart phone)….
**You can  GO HERE to check the offers thru 2/26**
Carrots – Any type of pre-packaged carrots.
Cash back: $0.25
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunch meat – Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Raisin Bran – Any variety. Excludes single serve packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash backL $1.00
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Pop Tarts – Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash bacK: $1.00
Buy 2: belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits – 8.8 oz, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Wish-Bone salad dressing – 16 oz or larger, any variety.
Cash back: $0.35
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Krave – Any variety. Excludes single serve packs. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Aveeno Facial Care products – Any variety. Excludes cleansing bars and moisturizing bars.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: Any Neutrogena® products – Excludes bar soap and trial sizes. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $2.00
Buy 2: TRISCUIT Crackers – 7.6 oz or larger, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Honey Maid Grahamfuls – 8 count or higher, any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: HALLS Drops Bags – Bags 17 count or higher, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Meijer Good Deals 2/23-3/1

*Family Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.96/lb
*Strawberries 2/$4
*Grapes $1.69/lb
*24ct Pepsi Products 2/$11 (Limit 4)
*Kraft Chunk or Shredded Cheese 3/$6
*3# Red Delicious, McIntosh, Ida Red or Jonathan Apples 2/$5
*Mission Tortillas BOGO
*Combos BOGO
*Buy 8 of the following & save $8 instantly (Limit 2 Offers)
     -Crystal Light $1.99
     -Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.99
     -Claussen Pickles $2.99... $.55MQ (1/12 SS)
     -Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat $2.99... $1/2MQ (1/12 SS)
     -Maxwell House 10.5-11.5 oz or 12oz Yuban Coffee $2.99
     -Koolaid, Country Time or Tang Canisters $1.99
     -Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip 22-30oz $2.97
     -16oz Kraft Salad Dressing $1.97
     -Kraft Singles or Natural Cheese Slices $2.79
     -Planters Peanuts $2.99
     -Oscar Mayer Franks, Bologna or Salami $1.99
     -Lunchables $1.99
     -12-16oz Oscar Mayer Bacon $3.99
     -Velveeta Shells & Cheese or Kraft Deluxe Mac & Cheese $2.19
*Toaster Strudels or Scrambles 5/$10... $.50/2MQ (1/5 SS)

Walgreens Good Deals 2/23-3/1

*Mars Candy Singles $.49 (Limit 6)
*Kleenex Tissues BOGO
*Mucinex Allergy 5ct $7.50... $2.50 MIR...$5MQ (2/23)
*Chips Ahoy or Oreo 2/$5...Get 2000pts (=$2)... $.75/2MQ (2/9)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CVS Good Deals 2/23- 3/1

*Hershey's Easter Kisses, Eggs, Mininatures or Cadbury Eggs 7-10oz  3/$9...Get $2EB...$2/3MQ (2/23)
*Schick Hydro Razors 1-3ct $9.99...Get $2EB...$4MQ (2/23)
*5ct South Beach Good to Go Bars 2/$4...$2.50/2MQ (2/9)
*7Up, A&W, Sunkist or Cananda Dry 2 liters $.99...$.30SQ Printing at machine
*5ct Mucinex Allergy $7.50...$5MQ( 2/23) ...$2.50 mail in rebate here

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Simplifying & Organizing

One of my many goals I set forth for myself for 2014 was simplifying and organizing. I have been greatly "simplifying" our home by getting rid of the clutter and junk (Goodwill knows me by name now!).  I have "organized" our paperwork into binders, worked on a written budget, and gotten folders for the filing cabinet (haven't filed yet but hey the folders are here). I have organized the Kitchen cabinets, organized the bathroom cabinets, and organized the fridges and freezers. Now my next step towards simplifying I want to try is only doing one big shopping trip a month and then 3 other small weekly trips for Milk, Produce, & things I can get free or almost free with coupons and that will only take a few minutes. I will post a menu of 20-25 "planned" meals once a month. I am only going to plan 20-25 so there is room in there for date nights out and leftovers. And only doing a big shopping trip once a month will take a lot of pressure off me to get to the store when I have a really busy week. Will I still use coupons? Absolutely just not the way I have the last few years. And thanks to the stupid TV show coupons are not as great anymore anyways. I have found that most of the coupons are not really that great and that digital coupons and savings plans (Mperks, Kroger coupons, Target Cartwheel) are really the way to go now days. If I save 40-50% every big shopping trip that is still huge in my book and a huge amount of savings dollars wise. And my time is valuable too especially now that Brian is only home during the week and I work all week which leaves us only the evenings to do anything.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

CVS Good Deals 2/16-2/22

*M&M's Mega or Birthday Cake Singles $.75...Get $.75EB
*Gallon Milk $2.99...Get $1EB...$.50 Ibotta Offer & $.50 Checkout51 Offer
*Spend $15 on the following...Get $5EB
     -12ct Coke 4/$15
     -8ct Powerade $4
     -6ct Vitaminwater $4
     -Assorted Planters Nuts $4
*Spend $20 on Eucerin or Aquaphor...Get $10EB
     -$1.50 Eucerin Hand or Body Lotion MQ (1/5RP)
     -$1.50 Eucerin Face Product MQ (1/15RP)
     -$1 Aquaphor MQ (2/9RP)
*CVS Diapers or Training Pants Jumbo Pack $7.99... Get $3EB
*24-30ct Culturelle Probiotic $10...Get $10EB
*2Lt Pepsi Products $1
*Select Natures Valley Vitamins BOGO... $1MQ (1/19SS)
*Dream Lites BOGO

Meijer Good Deals 2/16-2/22

10/$10, Get 11th Free Items
*Helper Mixes
*Meijer Pretzels or Cheese Puffs
*Red, Yellow, or Orange Sweet Bell Peppers
*Meijer Bread or Buns
*Banquet Meal or Links
*Michelina Meals...$1/5 printable
*2lt Pepsi, Coke or 7Up Products
*Meijer Bag Veggies
*Green Giant Box Veggies $1/3 (1/5SS)
*Meijer Facial Tissue
*Extra Large Avocados
*Dole Salad Mix
*Meijer Organics Mushrooms
*Marzetti Croutons
*Earthbound Farms Green Onions or Baby Carrots... $1/2 printable 
*BarS Bologna, Franks, or Salami
*Armour Lunchmakers or Pepperoni
*John Morrell Smoked Sausage
*12oz Eckrich Bologna
*Muller or Fage Greek Yogurt
*Sunny Delight
*Meijer Crescent Rolls or Jumbo Biscuits
*Meijer 16oz Sour Cream
*OreIda Easy Fries
*Totinos Party Pizzas
*Totinos Pizza Rolls... $.40/2 (1/26 SS)
*Hunts Snack Pack
*Pillsbury Cake Mix
*Vitaminwater, Sobe Lifewater, or Gatorade
*Chex Mix or Bugles... $.50/2MQ (2/9 SS)
*Chef Boyardee
*Meijer Pineapple or Mandarin Oranges
*Wolf Brand Chili... $.75/3MQ (1/19SS)

*5.6oz Blackberries 2/$1
*8oz Stacy's Pita Chips BOGO
*Smart Ones Entrees 5/$10, Get 6th Free
*Buy 4 of the following save $4 instantly
     -Silk Soy Milk or Coconut Milk $2.89
     -4ct Silk Yogurt $3.49
     -24ct International Delight or Land O'Lakes Coffee Creamer Singles $2.49
     -International Delight Iced Coffee $2.89
     -32oz International Delight Flavored Creamer $2.49
     -Silk Almond Milk $2.89
     -Land O'Lakes 32oz Half & Half  $2.49
     -Horizon Organic 16oz Heavy Whipping Cream $2.49
*Buffalo Ears Dog Treats BOGO...there are 2 Mperks available ($.50/2ct or $1/6ct)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Menu Plan 2/14- 2/20

I have so stunk at my menu planning the last couple weeks and the next few weeks will be rough due to being really busy with a full calendar! I am very glad that it is looking like we are finally going to start warming up (ok so getting above freezing is a huge warm up at this point lol) so we can get stuff done! Also I have discovered that I am using fewer and fewer coupons and relying more on menu planning and digital savings to be frugal and thrifty so I really have to make myself get the menus done and stick to them!

Friday 2/14: Valentines Dinner <3...Steak, Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes, Spicy Corn, Pretzel Rolls

Saturday 2/15: Chili & Corn Muffins

Sunday 2/16: Pork Roast, some kind of veggies (lol)

Monday 2/17: Biscuits & Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad

Tuesday 2/18: Foster Training Night...Leftovers

Wednesday 2/19: My new fridge is being delivered tomorrow so we have to get the garage rearranged
                            and the fridges cleaned out so Pizza Night lol

Thursday 2/20:  Veggie Burgers (Beef for Brian), & Salads

Monday, February 10, 2014

Real Life Updates

Yep I fell off the face of the earth again and I'm sorry :(  Between all the snow in Indiana, Kayleigh had surgery last week, I was busy at work, & we have had to make some decisions regarding foster placements and I have just been overwhelmed.

This week I am doing some pre-spring spring cleaning and just trying to get the whole house organized and ready for our foster relicensure. We had kept a lot of stuff thinking that we might need it for any future kids but now we realize just how vast the variety of kids me might get are! Since we placed our license on hold from July- January we have only technically taken calls for 6 months and in that time we have had call for kids from 3 days- 12 years, boys & girls, preemie size  to adult size! So we are only keeping kid stuff that Kayleigh, Tristen, and our other niece Cindy need, wear or play with and everything else is going to the new Goodwill. Hopefully once the house is all clean and organized spring will finally arrive and we can get the garage and attic cleaned and organized too :/

Also through the cleaning and organization I will be able to get my stockpile more organized and be able to see what things we really need and what we have more than enough of. As of right now we have more than enough of several categories of items and sadly I know we have at least 3 years worth of office supplies.

I promise to do my best to keep everyone updated on our crazy life and get some deals up soon ;)

Love You All! <3

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Checkout51 Deals 2/6- 2/12

Here are the new Checkout 51 offers for the week of 2/6 to 2/12 (remember you can redeem these from either your computer or your smart phone)….
BlueberriesAny package of fresh blueberries.
Cash back: $0.25
One dozen eggs Any brand. Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50
French’s mustard Any variety.
Cash back: $0.50
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Froot Loops Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Honey Maid Grahamfuls 8 count or higher, any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
CLEAN & CLEAR® Products Any variety. Excludes trial sizes.
Cash back: $1.00
PLEDGE® Multi Surface Everyday Cleaner Any variety.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: HALLS Drops Bags Bags 17 count or higher, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
RoC® Anti-Aging Products Any variety. Excludes trial sizes.
Cash back: $3.00
FAGE Total yogurt 35.3 oz size. Includes Classic, 0%, and 2% varieties.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Hot Cereal Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: TRISCUIT Crackers 7.6 oz or larger, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Customizables™ Starter Kit Any Glade® Customizables™ Starter Kit.
Cash back: $3.00
Buy 1 Twin or 2 Singles: Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refill Any one (1) twin or two (2) single refill. Purchase of single refills must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Buy 2: belVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits 8.8 oz, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
Cash back: $1.00
Submit a grocery store receipt for $60† or more for a chance to win $500

Marsh Good Deals 2/6-2/12

**Through Sunday Only 16oz Indiana Kitchen Bacon $2.99 with $30 purchase Limit 2**

*Family Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.47/lb
*T-Bone Steaks $7.99/lb
*Atlantic Salmon Filets $6.99
*Red Flame Seedless Grapes $1.28/lb
*Fresh Green or White Asparagus $1.99/lb
*Assorted Frozen Dinners 40% off
     -Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Creations $1/3MQ (1/26 RP)
     -Smart Ones Breakfasts $4 back on $12 purchase Savingstar Offer
*Kellogg's 3/$4.98 Includes:
      8.7oz Apple Jacks, $1/3 printable (good for mix & match on all the included cereals)
     8.7oz Froot Loops: $1 back on 2 Checkout51 Offer, $.50 printable
     13.7oz Raisin Bran
     11.3oz Cocoa Krispies

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Customizables

Inspired by the best feelings in the world. Times two. The Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Customizables warmer adds lasting and continuous fragrance to any room in your home, from the living room and bedrooms to a busy bathroom or kitchen. Enjoy a variety of luxurious scents infused with essential oils:
  • Dress up your outlet with a removable, artfully designed taupe leaf faceplate cover
  • Use any two Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Refills to create your own custom fragrance experience, and adjust the fragrance settings to meet your family’s needs
  • Sit back and relax as the warmer alternates between the two fragrances daily, providing constant delight for you and your loved ones
  • Enjoy two noticeable scents for up to 60 days (when placed on the low setting)
  • Choose from over 10 individual scents, several unique fragrance sets and even more limited edition fragrances
  • Purchase the scented oil warmer, refills or starter kit for a suggested retail price of $3.49 – $7.99
Here lately I have noticed a ton of sales on these at CVS & Target and Checkout51 has had a $3 rebate on them the last two weeks.
I have the Apple Cinnamon & Lavender Peach Blossom in the girls room and it smells amazing!

I was provided with free products for my honest opinion through Bzzagent.

Glade Wax Melts

Glade(R) Wax Melts and PlugIns Scented Oil(R) Customizables(TM)

Glade® Wax Melts blend high-quality essential oils to fill even the largest rooms with scents that linger on — adding ambiance to any occasion, from quiet weeknights with the family to huge holiday gatherings:
  • Available in 10 great fragrances, with new limited edition fragrances sold each season
  • Made from pressed (not poured) wax, which is dry to the touch and prevents greasy hands — plus, the cubes are individually packaged, making it easier and less messy to begin your fragrance experience
  • Each wax melt provides 12 hours of consistent fragrance that lingers even after the warming dish has been turned off, delivering 96 hours of scented bliss per pack
  • Use only with a warmer labeled for wax melts, like the stylish Glade® Wax Melts Warmer that retails for $10.99
  • Glade® Wax Melts Refill Packs include 8 cubes and retail for a suggested price of $3.49
I was provided with free products in exchange for my honest opinion through Bzzagent.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Taco Bell Sauce Squad Party

I was given the chance to host a Taco Bell #BottledAwesome #SauceSquad Party from Crowdtap. I was given the full line of sauces but unfortunately one did not survive the trip....
That was the Hot version! The Mild, Fire & my personal favorite Verde faired better on their travels to my table.
During the party we had the full line of products which are available at Meijer. I have also seen the sauces at Walmart & Marsh locally. 
I was provided with the sauces for free through Crowdtap in exchange for my promotion of the product.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cottonelle Clean Care Party

I was given a chance to throw a Cottonelle Clean Care #LetsTalkBums party by Crowdtap. I am sure most of you have seen the commercials  with Cherry asking people how they wipe and tell them they can get extra clean using the old 1, 2 bunch of wet & dry wiping. I find these videos hilarious because they are taking such a taboo topic and making it relatable. 

During the party we were given these neat little plates to decorate as display trays for our wipes and it was such a fun activity! I will not take credit for which "non creative" tray is mine but I am betting you can guess ;)

I was provided with free products in exchange for my participation and hosting this fun party!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1st Disney Savings Update

So its a new month and time to see what I have accomplished towards the Disney fund:

Overall goal: $2700
As of  January 1st had: $573

January gave me:

1/4- Did some shopping for a lady and housekeeping she paid me $70 (took her groceries out of my
        grocery budget)

1/4- We have a family cell phone plan and since I pay the whole bill my brother & grandmas portion
        will go towards the fund $50

1/7- I won a $25 Target Gift Card from Crowdtap, used it for some grocery items bought a $50
       Disney Gift Card with my RedCard (FYI Disney GC are considered entertainment cards so
        you save 5%  so my $50 was only $47.50!)

1/11- Housekeeping and shopping job $20

1/22- $30 from Housekeeping and shopping job $30

1/16- Housekeeping job $30

1/28- Housekeeping & shopping job $30

So as of February 1st I have $853 towards our trip :)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Panda Express Firecracker Chicken Jan 31st!

If you have a Panda Express nearby, head on over here where you can print this new coupon (or show on your mobile device) for a FREE Single Serving of Firecracker Chicken Breast (no purchase necessary) – valid on January 31 only! Head here to find a location near you.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Checkout51 Offers 1/30-2/5


And here are the new upcoming Checkout 51 offers for the week of 1/30 to 2/5 (remember you can redeem these from either your computer or your smart phone)….
*Buy 2 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
      Cash back: $1.00
*Buy 2 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
      Cash back: $1.00
*Honey Maid Grahamfuls 8 count or higher, any variety. Cash back: $1.00
*Tyson Any’tizer Snacks Any Variety. Cash back: $1.00
*Buy 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner Any aerosol. Items must appear on the same receipt.
      Cash back: $1.00
*Garden Fresh Gourmet All-Natural Salsa Any Variety. Cash back: $0.50
*Clean & Clear Products Any variety. Excludes trial sizes. Cash back: $1.00
*Pledge Any variety. Cash back: $0.50
*Drano Any variety. Cash back: $0.50
*Buy 2 Halls Drops Bags  17 count or higher, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
      Cash back: $1.00
*Roc Anti-Aging Products Any variety. Excludes trial sizes. Cash back: $3.00
*Fage Total yogurt 35.3 oz size. Includes Classic, 0%, and 2% varieties. Cash back: $1.00
*Buy 2 Triscuit Crackers 7.6 oz or larger, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt.
      Cash back: $1.00
*Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Customizables Starter Kit Any Glade Customizables Starter Kit.
      Cash back: $3.00
*Buy 1 Twin or 2 Singles: Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Refill Any one (1) twin or two (2) single refill. Purchase of single refills must appear on the same receipt. Cash back: $1.00
*Buy 2 BelVita Soft Baked Breakfast Biscuits 8.8 oz, any variety. Items must appear on the same receipt. Cash back: $1.00
*Submit a grocery store receipt for $60† or more for a chance to win $500

Aldi Weekly Produce Deals 1/29-2/4

*Pint Mini Sweet Peppers $.99
*3ct Cucumbers $.99
*1# Organic Baby Carrots $1.29
*1 Pint Organic Grape Tomatoes $1.49
*8oz Mushrooms $.99
*1# Broccoli Crowns $.99
*Celery $.89
*Avocadoes $.49

Marsh Good Deals 1/30-2/5

**4 Day Only Sale**
*12ct cans or 8ct bottle Pepsi or 7Up $1.99 (Limit 4, more or less at reg. price) with $20 purchase
*Lays Chips BOGO
*Family Pack Ground Chuck $2.79
*Assorted Keebler or Nabisco Crackers $1.99... $.75/2 MQ (1/26 SS)
*Sweet Baby Rays BBQ or Dipping Sauce BOGO
*9 Mega Roll or 12 Double Roll Cottonelle $3.99 (with $30 purchase, Limit 2)... $1MQ (1/12 SS)

*Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
*Marsh Fresh Chicken 25% Off

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Great deal on Bath & Body Works hand soap

There is a great deal available right now on  Bath & Body Works if you want or need some hand soap or anything else in their clearance section.  Just add $34 worth of products to your cart and then use promo code RMN25. That will bring your total down to $25.50 and give you FREE Shipping too! Then when you go to check out a offer should pop up like the one below offering a FREE Eucalyptus Mint 3-wick candle ($22.50 value).  

AND it appear all orders are automatically getting a all new hand soap too! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Shopping week ending 1/25

10- Campbells Chunky Soup $1.44..Saved $.40 with Cartwheel & Used 3- $.50/3MQ.. Got $5 gift card
1- Ortega Beef Burrito $3.48 (clearance) ...Used $1MQ & Got $1.50 Ibotta
1-Annies Mac & Cheese $6.99... Got back $2 from Ibotta & $1 from Checkout51
2- Beggin Poppers Dog Treats $8.79... Got $5 gift card
Chefmate Cooling Rack $4.34... Saved $1.74 with Cartwheel
Chefmate 2ct Cookie Sheet $7.07... Saved $2.83 with Cartwheel
4- Sugar Free Jello Pudding $1.38...Saved $1.40 with Cartwheel ....Used 2- $1/2MQ
Archer Farms Meatball Appetizer $3.48...Saved $.35 with Cartwheel
5% Redcard savings $2.14
Total spent (after rebates) $45.04 and have $10 in gift cards for next time

3- Gallons Milk $1.79
6# Bananas $2.48
2# Pears $1.99
2# Grapes $3.99
2- Italian Salad Mix $1.99
Spent $17.81

9# Ground Beef $22.19... Used $4/$20 Meat Purchase Coupon from Mailer
5- 2lt TEN Soda $1...Used 4- $.75MQ
10% Basket Discount (I have no idea how I got this???) $3.08
Spent $17.11

Fishers Quality Meats
20# Chicken Breast $38.50
5# Meatloaf Mix $17.70
5# Italian Ground Sausage $12.45
Used $60 Visa Rebate (Kohls Small Kitchen Appliances at Christmas)
Spent $8.65 out of pocket

Meijer Good Deals 1/26-2/1

*Kraft Shredded, Chunk, Cubes, or Crumbles Cheese 3/$6
*Family Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99
*DiGiornio Pizzas 2/$8.88... Buy 2 Get 1 Free MQ (1/26 paper)
*6.3oz Combos BOGO
*Goldfish Crackers BOGO
*Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ or Dipping Sauce $.99
*Kraft Salad Dressing $1.89... $.75/2 MQ (1/26 paper)
*Ortega Mexican Foods 25%... $.50/2 (1/19 SS)
*Heluva Good Dip $.99... $.75MQ (1/26)
*Orville Redanbacher Microwave Popcorn BOGO
*I Can't Believe Its Not Butter 2/$4... $1MQ (1/5 RP)
*Super Pretzel BOGO... $.50 (1/2 RP)
*Beggin Strips or Busy Bones 4/$10... Buy Beggin Get Busy Bone Free MQ (1/26)
*Quilted Northern 12 double roll $5.99... $1MQ (1/12 RP)

Walgreens Good Deals 1/26-2/1

*Russell Stover Valentine Chocolate Singles 3/$1 (Limit 6)
*Pepsi 2Lt $.99 (Limit 3)
*Wet & Wild Cosmetics $1.49...$1MQ (1/26 paper)
*Yardley Bar Soap 4/$3...$1/4MQ (1/26 paper)
*Summers Eve Feminine Care BOGO...MQ (1/26 paper)
*1.5oz KY Ultragel $5.49...Get $5RR ... $2 printable 
*28ct PUR Absorb Iron Supplement $10...Get 10,000 points (=$10+)
*30ct Culturelle Health & Wellness Probiotic $10...Get $10RR

CVS Good Deals 1/26-2/1

Woohoo finally a ad matchup!!!

*Spend $20 on the following get $5EB or Spend $30 get $10EB
     -Coke 2lt $.99 (limit 5 per transaction)
     -Tide Liquid 19-32 load $5.94... $.50MQ (1/26 paper)
     -Puffs $.99
     -Dawn $.99
     -Charmin 20ct $9.99...$.25MQ (1/26 paper)
     -Bounty 12ct $9.99... $.25MQ (1/26 paper)
     -Clairol Nice&Easy, Root Touch-Up, or Natural Instincts Hair Color 2/$12...$5/2MQ 91/26 paper)
     -Pampers Jumbo Pack $8.99
     -Pantene Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers $3.50... BOGO MQ (1/26 paper)
     -check ad for other products
*Spend $20on the following get $5EB or Spend $30 get $10
     -Pepsi 12ct 3/$11 (Limit 6)
     -Planters Peanuts 2/$6...$1/2MQ (1/26 paper)
     -Doritios/ Tostitos 2/$5
     -Lipton Tea,Gatorade, or Sobe Water 5/$5
     -Pringles, Chex Mix, or Combos $1.49
     -Mars Chocolate Singles $.79
     -Mountain Dew Kickstart $.99
     -4ct Redbull 2/$12
     -4ct Starbucks Frappucino or Doubleshot 2/$10
     -Miscellaneous other products be sure to check ad
*Jack Links Jerky BOGO
*Colgate 4-4.2oz Toothpaste or 360 Toothbrush $2.99...Get $2EB...$1MQ (1/19 paper)
*Estroven 28-40ct or ICool 30ct $10... Get $10EB
*Valentines Mars, M&M's or Dove Chocolates BOGO (Limit 6)
*Lays Chips BOGO (Limit 6)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Free Dish Detergent with Savingstar Offer

For those of you who use Savingstar you can get 100% Rebate on any 14oz Ajax Dish Detergent through Sunday (1/26)! They have been offering these 100% Rebates the last few weeks so hopefully they will continue :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Free Reusable bag from Marsh/ Mainstreet Market with $10 purchase through Sunday

Head over to the here and print a coupon for a Free reusable bag with a $10 order at Marsh or Mainstreet Market through Sunday (1/26)

Monday, January 20, 2014

My Shopping Week of 1/18

Target-  (4 separate trips all totaled together)

15- General Mills Cereal $2.99 (Got $25 worth of gift card using the Buy 3 get a $5gc deal)
     -Used 15 $.75MQ or printables
     - Saved $2.25 with my 5% Cartwheel Offer
1# Ground Beef $3...Saved 5% with Cartwheel & used $1 mobile coupon they texted me
5- Bananas @ $.25ea... Used $1 mobile coupon
5# Red Potato $3.79...Used $1 mobile coupon
Windex Touch Up $3.49...Used 10% Cartwheel, $1 Store Coupon & got back $1.50 from
     Checkout51 (for 2 windex products)
Windex Multi Purpose $2.99... Used 10% Cartwheel, $.50 Store Coupon & $1/2MQ
Glade Customizables Warmer $7.59...Used $3 MQ & Got back $3 from Checkout31
Glade Twin Pack Refill $4.50... Used $1MQ & Got back $1 from Checkout51
Spent $42.09 (after Checkout51 Rebates) and got back $25 in gift cards
I then used the gift cards to purchase $25 worth of toys from the 70% clearance :)

CVS- (2 trips due to Coke being limit 6)
9- 12ct Coke 6/$20...Used 2 Free Coupons from Mycokerewards (took off $4.99 each)
1- Nestle Candy Bar $.79
Used $2EB from taking a survey they emailed me
Paid $18.81 & got back $10.79EB

I also went to Aldi and bought some necessities but that was a rough day so no breakdown $32.65

Monday Menu

Its about time I get back to menu planning! I don't do well flying by the seat of my pants and my menu planning cuts down on the fast food because I didn't plan ahead nights. These week is supposed to be cold and snowy so I want hot meals :)

Monday:  Date Night ;)

Tuesday: Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese (we have Foster parent class tonight so quick it is!)

Wednesday:  Chicken & Stuffing Bake, Green Beans

Thursday: Taco Night

Friday: Crockpot Rueben Bake

Saturday: Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad

Sunday: Leftovers ;)

Checkout 51... No Smart Phone Needed!

Are you a fan of Ibotta?! If so, you are definitely going to want to take a look at Checkout51!  Similar to Ibotta (except that a Smartphone is not required!), Checkout51 pays you cash when you purchase select items at your local store(s) or even online.
How does it work?
* Head here and download the Checkout51 App for FREE (available for both iTunes and Android). If you don’t have a Smartphone, you can still use Checkout51 on your computer – just create an account here.

* Browse through the different offers available (I was offered $1 cash back for buying a gallon of milk and lots more – see some of my offers pictured above!).
* Buy items from the Offer List at ANY store (offers are available in limited quantities so be sure to check your offer list before you go shopping to ensure that the offer is still available)
* Upload a photo of your entire receipt using the app or website (it is recommended that you upload your receipt immediately after purchase since there are only limited quantities of offers available)
* When your account reaches $20, you can cash out and they’ll mail you a check
* Note that offers go live on Thursdays at 12AM in each time zone and they expire the following Wednesday at 11:59PM in each time zone. You must submit the receipts while the offers are live.
* Items purchased from online retailers are eligible for cash back. Packing slips are accepted as proof of purchase. Keep in mind that online purchases are subject to the same submission timelines as receipts.
*And you can stack offers if Ibotta has matching ones (last week I saved $1.50 on a gallon of milk woohoo!)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free Lotion at BBW this weekend

Head on over to the Bath & Body Works Facebook page and click on the ” tab to claim an offer for a completely FREE 3oz Body Lotion in the new Sun, Sky, or Air scents – no purchase necessary! Keep in mind that this offer is valid in-store only through January 19th only

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Centrum® Flavor Burst® Multivitamin Chews

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Black Sails on STARZ

Black Sails

1715. The Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean is at its apex. The former British colony of New Providence Island is now lawless territory, controlled by the most notorious pirate captains in history. The most feared among them is CAPTAIN FLINT.

But as the British Navy returns to these waters, threatening to exterminate Flint and his crew, another side of him emerges. Driven by deep, complicated, even romantic motives, Flint allies himself with the formidable ELEANOR GUTHRIE, daughter of the local smuggling kingpin who turns the pirates’ loot into profits. Together, they forge a plan to hunt the ultimate prize, and by winning it, stave off reclamation of their home to ensure their survival.

Arrayed against them are a series of opponents: rival captains, jealous of Flint's power; Eleanor's father, whose ambitions for the island conflict with his daughter’s; and a young sailor, JOHN SILVER, recently recruited onto Flint's crew, who will somehow manage to constantly undermine his captain’s agenda.

Black Sails on STARZ

I was provided with free access to Starz for the Black Sails Premiere in exchange for promoting this new show by Smiley360.