Monday, September 7, 2009
Right now she is giving away 6 months worth of Ragu pasta sauce! That's awesome!
Go here to check it out and enter:
Monday, June 1, 2009
Get $6.00 off pork when you purchase 13.5lbs of either Kingsford or Kingsford Match Light Charcoal and one (1) of the following:
Ball Park Franks,
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
Glad Product, KC Masterpiece
Vlasic pickles or relish
Now it is also showing a picture of the Wet Ones logo so I'm taking a wild guess that those would work too even though they aren't actually printed on the list. That or I'm missing some which wouldn't surprise me either :)
I know right now there is the Free KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce when you purchase Kingsford and the Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing coupon that is out there. Personally I would love to see Vlasic come out with another one of their kickin' coupons like that had last summer. What was that like $1/1 or $1.50/1 or something. It was awesome I do know that.
Anyways, happy grillin y'all!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Act Rinse 18oz $3.79 get $2 ECBs (limit 2)Use $1/1 from the 4/19 SS insertPay $0.79 cents after coupon and ECBs
Aveeno Skin Care, Hair Care or Sun Care Products (Priced as low as $6 and $7) Earn 10 ECBs wyb $25 of products on pg. 9 (Limit 1)Use $2/1 Printable HERE.-$4/20 CVS Beauty Coupon emailed to most cardholders
Buy 3 @ $6 and 1 @ $7 = $25-$4/20 CVS Beauty Coupon-$6 when you use three printable coupons= $15 Out of Pocket and get $10 ECBs back
Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals 4 ct $2 get $2 ECBs (limit 1)FREE after ECBs
Benefiber, Gas X, or Maalox (psa $5.29) Earn 10 ECBs wyb $20 (limit 5)
Deal IdeaBuy 4 Benefiber @ $5.29 = $21.16Use (4) $2/1 coupons from the 2/29 or 4/5 SS insertsPay $13.16 out of pocket and get 10 ECBs back
Crest Pro Health Toothpaste 4.2oz, Rinse 250ml,Oral B Floss 27-55 yds or Super Floss 50ct $2.88 get $2 ECBs (limit 2)Use .75/1 or $1/1 Crest coupon from the 4/5 PG insertFREE or pay $0.13 cents each after coupon and ECBs!
Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel $2.89 Earn 2.89 ECBs (limit 1)FREE after ECBs
Buy 3 Tresemme (3/$10) get $5 ECBs (limit 2)Use (3) $1/1 printable couponPay $2 for 3 bottles after coupons and ECBs
Weekly Non ECB Deals
L’Oreal Eye Shadow or Liner BOGO (psa at $3.89)Use $2/1 or $1/1 from the 4/19 RP insertFREE or pay $1.98 for two, depending on your coupons
Rimmel Lip Products BOGO (psa $2.99)Use $1/1 from the 4/19 RP insertPay $0.99 for two after coupons
Monthly CVS Deals
Accu-chek Aviva Diabetes monitoring kit $9.99 Get $9.99 ECBs (Limit 1)FREE after ECBs
Buy 1 Natural Dentist ($6.99) Get $4 ECBs (Limit 5)
Buy 2 = $13.98Use (2) $2/1 printable coupons = $9.98-8 ECBs received for buying 2 = $1.98Submit for $10 Mail In Rebate when you buy 2FREE plus $8.02 in overage after coupon, ECBs and Mail In Rebate
Buy 3 Mentos Gum ($1.29) Get $1 ECB (Limit 5)Use (3) $1/1 coupons from the 3/29 SS insertFREE plus $0.13 cents overage after coupons and ECBs
www.campbellskitchen.com follow the link on the right side to print a $1.00/2 coupon. Try hitting the back button on the browser and you should be able to print 2. I haven't tried it yet so I won't say for sure.
The deals are a bit soft at Walgreens this week. Here are the best deals I see at Walgreens next week. Don’t understand any of the lingo I used? Please check my FAQ page for help.
Revlon Cosmetics on sale BOGO (reg Price as low as $4.79)Use two $2/1 coupon from 3/15 SS insertPay as little as $0.79 for two after coupons
Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal 2 for $5Use $2/1 printable couponPay $0.50 each after coupon
Johnson’s Body Care (softwash and softlotion) $3.99Use $2/1 from 4/19 insertsPay $1.99 each
Reach Toothbrush and floss $0.99 after in-ad couponUse $3/2 coupon from 3/15 SS insertFREE plus $1 in overage after coupons
Hershey Bagged Candy 4/$10Get $5 via ESR when you buy 4 bagsUse $1/1 coupon from 3/1 SS insertPay $1 for four bags after coupons and ESR
Register Reward Deals
Aveeno Nourish Hair Care 2/$13, Earn $3 in RR when you buy twoUse $2/1 printable couponPay $6 for two after coupon and RRSkintimate Save Cream $2.99, Earn $2.99 in RR when you buy oneFREE after Register reward
Edge Infused or Energy Shaving Gel $2.99, Earn a $2.99 RR when you buy one (although it’s been printing a $3.50 RR all month long)FREE after RR
Mitchum Deodorant $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy oneUse $0.75/1 coupon from 3/22 SS insertPay $0.24 each after RR and coupon
Pledge multisurface Cleaner 2/$7, Earn a $1 RR when you buy twoUse $2/1 printable couponPay $1 each after coupon and RR
One a Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49$4.47 Buy three One A Day Multi-Vitamin Drink Mix (2 ct) $1.49 each-$4 when you use $4/2 coupon from 3/22 SS insertPay $0.47 plus tax out of pocket and get back $1.49 via EasySaver Rebate #1FREE plus $1.02 in overage (Thanks NWA Deals)
On sale this week: Buy $10 in Physicians Formula Organics Wear Make up, Get $10 via ESR rebate #6Physicians Formula Organic products on sale 40% offGet $10 back via ESR rebate when you spend $10 or moreUse $1/1 coupon from 3/22 SS insertPay $1.99 after coupon and rebate
On sale this week:Skintimate and Edge Shaving Cream $2.99-$3.49Earn a $2.99 or $3.49 Register reward when you buy oneFREE after register reward
Chapstick Natural or True Shimmer Lip Balm $1.99Earn a $1.99 register reward when you buy oneFREE after register reward
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I caught 2 nice big round steaks on deal and grabbed them up. Below is one of the recipes I used (last night) with a little flair I added to it. PLEASE REMEMBER the key to round steak is to let it simmer on very very low heat and slowly. Patience is very important with this cut. I usually let this cut simmer for about 2 hours.
(taken from Southern Living 1979 Annual Recipes and adjusted)
Pound the meanness out of 1 good size round steak (don't ask the size I don't remember and it really doesn't matter, they are all pretty good size). I usually cut it up into several pieces to fit into a large skillet. Dredge through seasoned flour (last night I used garlic powder, onion powder and McCormicks Montreal Steak grill seasoning, I got the McCormicks at Krogers yesterday for .25). Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat and brown meat on both sides.
Combine the following:
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (I shook in a bunch but didn't measure it)
Dash of hot sauce (the Montreal seasoning had a slight wang to it so I didn't add this, this time)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (again I just shook some in without measuring)
2 cups of water
About 2 tablespoons McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning - to replace this you could add black pepper, salt, more garlic and onion powder, minced onion perhaps, celery salt and so on.
Pour mixture over steak, and cover with a lid. When I say low I mean I put the heat on "simmer" and let this cook for 2 hours. If you try to push the heat up to speed things up you will only end up with something your dog won't chew on.
I added the sliced onion about 20 min. before the steak was done. This was about 1/2 of a good size sweet onion and you could use more or less. If you want your onion super tender then add shortly after starting to simmer or anytime there after. Taste the sauce about 1/2 hour before serving. If you feel like it needs a little more seasoning this is a good time to add it and it will be fine.
By the time the meat is ready to eat the flour/water mixture will have begun to make a bit of a thick sauce/gravy. If you would like more gravy add more water at the end then add a mixture of corn starch/smidgen of water and stir constantly. There is no set rule for this recipe. You could also replace the onion with sliced green pepper and it's yummy too! If you want to try this recipe but have questions please feel free to contact me! If you try it and you like it please come back and let me know!!!
I served this with mash potato's, whole corn (yes I mix my mash potato's and corn) and peas. My darling Art thought this was flat out delicious!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thanks to Mercedes over at Common Sense with Money for listing the coupons preview! Go here and you can see a full listing. I don't purchase the Lexington Herald Leader because time and again they have come up short with their coupons. I have access to the Louisville Courier Journal and love that one. Some examples of the coupons that will be offered 4/19/09 are:
Energizer batteries or flashlight $1 (5/24/09)
Huggies Pull Ups jumbo pack $2 (6/13/09)
Huggies Pull Ups jumbo pack $3 (5/16/09)
Huggies Diapers $1.50 (5/16/09)
Huggies Overnites Diapers $2 (5/16/09)
Johnson’s Baby Care wash or lotion $2 (7/20/09)
Ortega .75/2 (7/31/09)
Ortega $5 Mail in Rebate (7/31/09)
Yoplait Go-Gurt, Fizzix, Kids Cup, Kids Yogurt Drink, Yoplait TrixMultipack .35 (6/13/09)
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Actually it's free flower bulbs! BuyDirect.com has a special right now that if you purchase 80 you will get 80 free. $9.99 including shipping it appears!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I know I am going to have friends that are going to look at the cat litter and baby wipes and say ummm just how many of these do you go through. For those friends that are still doubting Thomas's this is the perfect example of buying up on items that normally cost a small fortune. I got 30lbs of the cat litter for $1.46. For that price I can live without clumping litter!!!! And the baby wipes I actually made money on because I had a $5 off 3 q and they were on the Mega Deal last week. Between these and the wipes I bought last week at the Walgreens/Huggies Q deal we don't need wipes for some time!!!!
Total Shelf Price: $87.20
Total Savings: $57.38
Total Out of Pocket: $29.82
On a note about the toilet paper. I read yesterday on several message boards that Cottonelle 4 packs were strangely missing from Kroger shelves in the Ohio/N. Kentucky regions. Guess what. There was NO Cottonelle on our shelves and there was NO price tag to be found anywhere. For those of you that were really able to make the best of this savings while it lasted be glad!!! I do believe we may have seen the last of FREE toilet paper! I hope not but.....
Well I wasn't able to get this posted last night. Yesterday was a busy day! We got a new couch (well new to us) from the neighbors. Ended up finding a younger couple that wanted our older one so had to wait on them. Sarah and I did the shopping yesterday. Do you know I had more older women walking past us just laughing away at my struggles with groceries and a toddler (who tends to be wild as a monkey after shopping for too long!) !!!! They thought it was down right hilarious ;) That and I'm guessing they had all been through it themselves. At Meijer yesterday I finally had to give in and use two carts to keep the miniature monkey from destroying the packages in the first buggy. Yes, it can be done if you are a contortionist.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
DenTek will give out one $25 Walgreens gift card every day until April 1st, 2009. On April 1st everyone who has entered the $25 give away will have a chance to win 1 of 5 Walgreens $100 grand prize gift cards. I know just how far us frugal folks can stretch $25 let alone $100!!!!
Also it looks like they have $1 coupons to print. I'm waiting for mine as I type.......
Update: I never did get these to print out.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well gotta get ready to head to the office! Everyone happy shopping and great savings! I will be back! :)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
24.7 Minerals $2.00/1
Vickery & Clarke $1/1
Softsoap ensembles $2/1
Hershey's Bliss $1/1
Skin effects $2/1
I was disappointed that they didn't have any of the $/1 CVS product q's. I usually end up using those like crazy! Anyways happy hunting everyone!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Excuse me sir but do you know you have a Purple Martin house that appears to be on steroids on your porch!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Kreativ Blogger award! You love me!!!! You really, really love me!!! OK hold on I got carried away! JUST JOKING but Club Coupon did get nominated!
Major thanks to Rachel over at Our Frugal Experiment! She has nominated Club Coupon for the Kreativ Blogger award! We really do appreciate this Rachel! Rachel, Jason and I met early one Sunday morning before Christmas at the CVS in Southland here in Lex. It's still funny to me to be shopping along and the frugal alarms start going off! Rachel and I both were staring into each other's buggies trying to figure out if the other had gotten that one particular deal we thought we were going to miss! Thanks at that time to Rachel because she let me know about some $2.00 Right Guard coupons that were hiding inside the boxes! She is a very dedicated blogger that I can always go to as a local resource! Now she has nominated us for this! YEAH!
Ok this great award comes with 2 rules:
1. You must list 7 things you love!
2. You must nominate 7 other blogs for this award!
Tough stipulations hmmm LOL
7 Things I LOVE
1. The Great Spirit above
2. My family
3. The opportunity to be a Mom and not go through life never knowing or traveling this incredible road, no matter how tough it becomes at times. (Remind me of this one when she's driving me bonkers someone please!)
4. My friends
5. The sound of laughter, my own and others.
6. Spring flowers (Yes I am suffering from cabin fever!)
7. This gift of saving to be able to provide for my family in ways I would never have expected. (It came to us through a dear friend of mine Dana G. at a time that was extremely bleak) ^5 sister!
7 Blogs I recommend
1. Pancakes/Diary Of A New American
2. Poor Coupon Clipping Teacher
3. Thrifty Shopping Everyday life of a frugal Mom
4. Saving Everyday
5. Flying Ace's Birdhouses
6. Thrifty Florida Mama
7. survival cooking, gardening, homesteading and emergency preparedness information
Please don't forget to link back to choose and let them know via email or comment that they won!
Buy the items listed at the quantities specified and receive 27.40 in coupon savings for your next visit!Coupons may not be redeemed for cash or used at Meijer Gas Stations, Outlet Store, C-Stops, instore businesses or for online purchases.
Graduates for Preschoolers.................................Buy 3+ Get 75¢
General Foods International Coffee or Tea..........Buy 2+ Get $1
Single Cans or Pouches of Friskies Cat Food.......Buy 16 Get 50¢
Gerber 2-pks. DHA & Organic Only (1f, 2f & 3f)....Buy 7+, Get 75¢
Crystal Light Drink Mixes......................................Buy 3+, Get $2
Maxwell House 11 oz. or Larger Canisters............Buy 2, Get $2
Any Starbucks® Coffee 10 oz. or Larger..............Buy 1+, Get $1.50
Yuban Coffee 11 oz. or Larger.............................Buy 2+, Get $1
Ice Mountain Occasion Packs.............................Buy 2, Get $2
Pedialyte®............................................................Buy 2, Get $2
Dole All Natural Fruit Jars......................................Buy 4, Get 75¢
Dole Fruit Bowls, Gels Or Parfaits.........................Buy 4, Get 75¢
Juicy Juice 8 ct. pkgs...........................................Buy 3, Get $1
Friskies Dry Cat Food, Any Variety 3.15-4.15 lb. bags...Buy 2+, Get $1
Nestle Fun Size Candy Bars..........................................Buy 2+, Get $1
Nestle Minis...................................................................Buy 2+, Get $1
Nestle Wonka Take Home Candies..............................Buy 2+, Get $1
Carnation Instant Breakfast Powder..............................Buy 2+, Get $1.50
Kikkoman Soy Sauce 10 oz. .........................................Buy 2, Get 75¢
Campbell's Red & White Condensed Eating Soups(Excludes Cream Varieties) ............................................Buy 6, Get $1
French's Mustards..........................................................Buy 2, Get $1
Swanson Canned Poultry...............................................Buy 3, Get $1
Dole Tropical Mixed Fruit...............................................Buy 3+, Get 75¢
Dole Mandarin Oranges 11-15 oz..................................Buy 3+, Get 75¢
Drano Products..............................................................Buy 1+, Get 65¢
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Thanks to Mercedes over at Common Sense With Money for posting this.
WEEKLY ECB DEALS
Buy Crest Pro-Health 4.2 oz. $2.99
Get $ 2 ECBs (limit 1)
Use $1/1 from the 2/8 PG insert
FREE or .25 cents after coupon and ECBs
Buy 3 Garnier Fructis Hair Care Products $10
Get $5 ECBs (limit 1)
Use (3) $1/1 from the 1/4 RP or 2/8 RP inserts
Get 3 for $2 after coupons and ECBs!
Buy 3 General Mills Cereal $10
Get $5 ECBs (limit 1)
Use (3 ) .75/1 printable coupons
Get 3 for $2.75 after coupon and ECBs
Herbal Essence $2.88, Get 1 ECB (limit 6)
Buy 2, use $3/2 from the 2/8 PG insert
Pay $0.76 for 2 after coupons and ECBs
Get 1 ECB (limit 2)
Pay $0.49 each after ECBs
Secret Flawless Deodorant $3.99
Get 1 ECB (limit 1)
Use $2/1 from the 2/22 RP insert
Pay $0.99 each after coupon and ECBs
WEEKLY OTHER DEALS
Arm & Hammer $6.99 BOGO
Use (2) $1/1 printable coupons
Pay $5 for two after coupons
Renuzit Tri Scents Starter Kit $4.99
Use $4/1 from the 2/22 SS insert
Pay $0.99 each after coupon
Zone Perfect Bars $1
Use $1/1 from the 3/1 SS insert
FREE after coupon
MONTHLY CVS DEALS
CVS Pharmacy Vitamin D 400, 100 ct $2.99
Get $2.99 ECBs (limit 1)
FREE after ECBs
I normally would thank IHEARTWAGS for all the work they do but right now the link doesn't seem to be working and lately I've really gotten hooked on Common Sense With Money. Mercedes is a great blogger and she works very hard to help those of us out there trying to be our frugal best! Tara and Mercedes have a talk show over at Money for Moms. They have adjusted the time to help those of us that are a little busy during the day. LOL yeah, a little busy!
You can check out deal scenerios at Common Sense With Money as well.
Garnier Fructis Hair Care $2.99
Use $1/1 manufacturer coupon from 2/8 Red Plum Insert
Use $2/1 from Walgreens Easysaver catalog
FREE after coupons
Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color $5.99
Use $2/1 from 12/7 RP Insert
Use $2/1 from Walgreens Easysaver catalog
Pay $1.99 each after coupons
Smart Balance Butter Spread
BOGO or 2/$2.99
Use $1/2 coupon from 2/1 RP insert
Pay $0.99 each after coupon
Butterball Chicken Broth
$0.69 each after in ad coupon
Submit for rebate #29: $5 in savings wyb $10 in select Conagra products
Glade Scented Oil Sense and Spray Starter Kit $7.99
Glade Lasting Impressions $7.99
Make sure you check out March Easy Saver Catalog for $4 catalog coupon
Use one BOGO internet printable coupon.
Use one $4/1 coupon from March All You magazine and 2/8 SS insert
Free plus overage if your Walgreens allows.
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 2/$4
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/1 SS inserts
Pay $1 each after coupon
REGISTER REWARDS DEALS
Right Guard or Dry Idea Deodorant $2.99
Earn $2 in Register rewards when you buy one
Use $1/1 from the 2/8 SS
FREE after coupon and Register Rewards
Gillette Fusion Gamer $8.99, Earn $4 in Register rewards when you buy one
Use $4/1 coupon from 2/8 P&G insertPay $0.99 each after coupon and RR
Buy $25 in Participating Kimberly Clark products Earn $10 in RRs back
Huggies jumbo pks diapers or training pants $10
Huggies Baby Wipes $6
Scott or Cottonelle $7
Poise or Depends $12
Klennex facial care 3/$4
These are coupons that are expected to me in tomorrows inserts.
Air Wick Scented Oil Refills $1 on 2 (4/19/09)
Air Wick I-Motion Starter Kit $4 (4/19/09)
Air Wick Aqua Essences Air Freshener Spray $1 (4/19/09)
Air Wick Original Spray B1G1 (4/19/09)
Almay Cosmetic, any $1 (4-12-09)
Betty Crocker Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll Ups, etc. .50/2 (5/02/09)
Breyers YoCrunch 100 Calorie Yogurt Multipack .75 (5-31-09) .10 each
Chex Cereals (Chocolate Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Strawberry Chex or Cinnamon Chex) $1 on 2 (4-18-09)
Cuties $1 OFF 5 lb. Box (3/31/09)
Cuties . 55 OFF 3 lb. Bag (3/31/09)
Dial Body Wash $1 on 2 (6-30-09)
Dial Multibar Pack, Foaming Hand Wash or Liquid .35 (6-30-09)
Fiber Choice $3 (4-9-09)
Fiber One Chewy Bars .50 (5/02/09)
Fiber One Complete Pancake Mix .60 (5-2-09) .10 each
Frito Lay Baked Snacks, 8.75 oz.+ or Flat Earth Baked Veggie Crisps , 6 oz.+ .55 (4-12-09) .10 each
Gas-X $1 (6-30-09)
Gas-X Thin Strips $1 (6-30-09)
General Mills Cereals $1 on 3 (4/18/09)
Good Earth Premium Coffee $1 (4-17-09)
Kens Dressing $1 on 2 (4-30-09)
Kens Lite Accents Salad Dressing Spray $1 (4-30-09)
Light n Fluffy .50 on 2 (6-6-09)
Maalox Liquid $1.50 (6-30-09)
Maalox $3 on 2 (6-30-09) .15 each
Marcal Small Steps, 6 ct.+ Bath Tissue or Paper Towels $2 (4-30-09)
Marcal Small Steps Free Single Roll up to $1 or $1 off 1 Towel, Bath Tissue, Napkins, or Facial Tissue (4-30-09) .10 each
Nature Valley Granola Bars .50 (5/02/09)
Noxzema Facial Product .50 (4-30-09)
Pillsbury Frozen Grands, Cinnamon Rolls, Mini Cinnamon Rolls, or Dinner Rolls .40/2 (5-30-09)
Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, any .50/2 (4-19-09)
Purex Liquid Fabric Softener .55 (5-1-09)
Purex Ultra Concentrate or Natural Elements .35 (5-1-09)
Purina T Bonz Dog Snack Porterhouse Flavor $1.50 on 2 (6-10-09) .10 each
Resolve Product $1 (4/19/09)
Right Guard, Dry Idea, or Soft & Dri $1 on 2 (5-31-09)
St. Ives Elements $2 (4-30-09)
St. Ives Scrub $1 (4-30-09)
Schick Disposable Razor $1 (4-19-09)
Schiff MegaRed $3 (6/30/09)
Selsun Blue Itchy Dry Scalp $1 (6-30-09)
Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue Salon, or Naturals $1 (6-30-09)
Soft & Beautiful Skin Product $1 (4/30/09)
Soft Scrub Scrubby Pads $1.50 (4-30-09)
Spray n Wash .50 (4-19-09)
Steamfresh Meals for Two $2 (4-18-09)
Trident Gum, 3-pack $2 (5-3-09)
Trident Xtra Care Gum, single pack .75 (5-3-09) .10 each
Tyson AnyTizers Snacks $1 (6-1-09)
Tyson Bagged Frozen Breaded Product, $1 (8-8-09)
Tyson Boxed Frozen Breaded Product or Boxed Anytizers .55 (8-8-09)
Wanchai Ferry Dinner Kit $1 (5/02/09)
Welchs AquaJuice, 52 oz. .75 (6-30-09) .10 each
Welchs Light Juice Beverage, 52 oz. ? (6-30-09)
Zucol Cold Care $2 (12-31-09)
$4 on 2 Dinner Entrees (4/26/09) .20 each
$2 on 2 Lunch Entrees (4/26/09) .10 each
AcneFree Clear Skin System, Sensitive Skin System, Severe to Clear System, or Redness Relief $3 (4/30/09)
AcneFree Non-Kit AcneFree treatments $1 (4/30/09)
Advil Cold & Sinus, Advil Allergy Sinus or Childrens Advil Cold $1 (8/31/09)
Advil PM, 16ct.+ $1 (4/30/09)
Colace or Peri-Colace Products, any size $2 (9/8/09)
Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment $1 (4/15/09)
Garnier Nutrisse or 100% Color Vibrant Colors $2 (4/15/09)
Garnier Fructis Style Product $1 (4/15/09)
Garnier Nutritioniste Cleanser or Moisturizer $1 (5/31/09)
Goodlife Recipe Treats for Cats .50 (5/30/09)
Goodlife Recipe Dry Food for Dogs or Cats $2 (6/7/09)
Goodlife Recipe Treats for Dogs $1 (5/30/09)
Hefty Waste Bags, any $1 (4/19/09)
Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage .65/2 (4/30/09)
Johnsons Baby Product $1 (6/10/09)
Kelloggs All-Bran Fiber Bars, All-Bran Fiber Drink Mixes and/or All-Bran Rolled Fiber Wafers $1 on 2 (5/3/09)
Natures Bounty Vitamin Product $1 (4/22/09)
O-Cel-O Scrub Sponges .75/2 (4/30/09)
O-Cel-O Sponges .75/2 (4/30/09)
Pedigree Dentastix Dog Treats, any $1 (5/30/09)
Pedigree Marrobone Dog Treats $1 (5/30/09)
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars .75/2 (4/30/09)
Rice-A-Roni or Pasta-Roni $1 on 4 (5/31/09)
Rimmel Mascara, any $1 (4/30/09)
Rimmel Product, any $1 (4/18/09)
Sally Hansen La Cross Beauty Tool $1 (5/31/09)
Sally Hansen Nail Color .50 (5/31/09)
Sally Hansen Nail Treatment .50 (5/31/09)
Sally Hansen Lip Product $1 (5/31/09)
Scotch-Brite Ultra Nailsaver Absorbent Scrub Sponge .50 (4/15/09)
Scotties Facial Tissue .50/3 (5-31-09)
Senokot or Senokot-S Tablets, any size $2 (9/8/09)
Sheba Premium Cuts B2G1F up to 1.39 (6/06/09) .10 each
Smart Balance Milk Free up to $3.99 wyb Smart Balance Buttery Spread (5-21-09) .30 each
Starkist Sensations $3 (6-30-09)
Sundown Naturals Vitamin Product $1 (4/22/09)
WholeMeals Food For Dogs $3 (6/6/09)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Go check it out! Definately a good read.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I want to thank IHEARTCVS again for compiling weeks and weeks of deals ahead of time! You guys rock!
Extreme Energy 6 Hour $4.99 get $4.99 eb Limit 1 (different offer # from February deal)
Gillette Fusion Gamer, Venus Embrace or Spa Breeze $7.99 get $4 eb Limit 1(different offer # from 2/15-2/21 deal)
-$4 Gillette Fusion Razor, any P & G 2/8/09
-$2 Gillette Venus, any P&G 2/8/09
Extra Care Buck deals
7-Up 12 pks 4/$12 get $3 eb
-$1 off 1 12 Pack 7up
Accuchek Monitor $19.99 get $10 eb Limit 1
Claritin Liquigels 24 ct $19.99 get $5 eb Limit 1
Clear Care Twin Pak or Zaditor 5 ml $14.99 get $3 eb Limit 1
Depends $11.99 get $2 eb Limit 5
Maybelline Dream Mousse Matte Foundation or Dream Matte Powder get $5 eb Limit 1 (psa $8.39)
-$2 Maybelline foundation, any RP 2/8/09
Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Lipstick and Lip gloss $8.99 get $5 eb Limit 1
-$1 Maybelline lip or lashes RP 2/8/09
Nyquil, Dayquil or Casero Liquid 2/$9.98 get $5 eb Limit 5
-$1.50 Vicks Nyquil or DayQuil, any P&G 1/18/09
Post trail mix crunch $4.79 bogo
-$2 post trail mix cruch (use 2 coupons)
Revlon Cosmetics get $10 eb wyb $20 Limit 2
-$1 Revlon Beauty Tool, any S 11/16/08
-$1 Revlon Color Cosmetic Product, any SS 11/16/08, SS 12/7/08, SS 2/8/08
-$2 off any Revlon color cosmetic product SS 2/8/09
Schick Intuition Plus $8.99 get $4 eb Limit 1
-$2 Schick Intuition or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill, any SS 1/25/09
Viva 8 pk $7.49 get $2 eb Limit 3
-$.50 off any 2 Big Rolls or ANY 1 2-pack or Larger
-$.75 Viva Paper Towels Big Roll SS 1/11/09
Clearasil buy one get one 50% off
-$2 clearasil ultra cvs beauty coupons
-$1 clearasil stayclear cvs beauty coupons
Lysol Neutr Air $2.50
-$2.50 off 2 Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol, 10 oz. bogo (up to $2.99) SS 1/11/09
Lysol toilet bowl cleaner $2.50
-$.75 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, any SS 1/4/09
Lysol All Purpose Wipes $2.50
-$1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, any SS 1/4/09
Lysol All Purpose $2.50
-$1 Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Trigger, Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner or Lysol Plus Bleach, any SS 1/4/09
SouthBeach bars $2.50
-$2 South Beach, Living Bars & More
Excedrin pain relief 20 ct or 24 ct ($1.99) get $1 RR
-$2 Excedrin Migraine 24 ct+
-$1 Excedrin Product, any 20 ct.+ SS 1/4/09
(I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS NORMAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR OR WHAT BUT THE GILLETTE FUSION RAZORS HAVE BEEN ON DEAL FOR WEEKS!)
Gillette Fusion gamer or Venus spa or embrace razor ($8.99) get $6 RR
Buy Venus spa or embrace razor and 4 pk matching cartridges, get an additional $4 RR
-$4 Gillette fusion gamer P&G 2/8
-$2 Venus embrace P&G 2/8
♥ Hershey or Reeses 1.4-2 oz chocolate bars ($.89)
bogo w/ in-ad coupon
-$.89 off 2 Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar, Almonds or Special Dark, 1.45-1.55 oz. (bogo up to $.89) SS 1/25/09
-$.79 off 2 Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar, w/ Almonds, or Special Dark (bogo up to $.79) SS 11/9/08
Register Reward deals
get $10 RR wyb $30get
$5 RR wyb $20
Gax-x or Maalox or Exlax $5
Prilosec otc $19
Biore Skin care products (25% off) get $3 RR wyb $10
Claritin allergy relief ($19.99) get $5 RR
Dr.Pepper, 7 up, Sunkist, Canada dry 2 Liters 4/$5 get $2 RR wyb 4
Clorox, 409 or Tilex 2/$6 get $2 RR wyb 2
Nature valley bars 2/$5 get $1 RR wyb 2
Tylenol allergy or cold and sinus relief ($4.99) get $3 RR wyb 2
COUPON MATCH UPS
Arm & hammer laundry detergent ($6.99) bogo-$1 arm & hammer (use 2 coupons)
Dial Hand Soap bogo ($2.49)-$.35 Dial Multibar Pack, Liquid Hand Soap or Foaming Hand Wash, any SS 1/4/09 (use 2 coupons)
Hunts tomato sauce $.39 w/ in-ad coupon Limit 3
L'Oreal Lip and Nail Color (excludes H.I.P.)
-$1 LOreal Lip product V 2/1/09
-$2 LOreal Lip Product, any V 1/4/09
-$2 LOreal make-up, powder, blush or concealer V 2/1/09
-$3 LOreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer, any V 1/4/09
Maybelline Foundation b1g1 50% off
-$2 Maybelline Foundation New Dream Liquid, any V 2/8/09
One A Day 60 ct $7.99 (walgreens.com price)
-$6 in-ad coupon-$1 one a day
-$1 One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin Product, any SS 1/4/09
Oust Air Sanitizer and Glade Fabric Refresher $2.99
-$1 wyb 1 esr #31(limit 4)
-$2.99 off 2 Oust Air Sanitizer (bogo up to $3.49) SS 2/8/09
-$2.99 off 2 Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator (bogo up to $4.29) SS 2/1/09
FREE, YES I SAID FREE REYNOLDS WRAP!
Reynolds aluminum foil 20 sq ft or wax paper $.89 w/ in-ad coupon
-$1 Reynolds Wrap Foil (excludes 25sq ft) SS 2/8
-24 pk, or Carefree 40-60 pk 2/$4-$2 off 2 Stayfree Product, any (bogo up to $7.50) V 1/4/09
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
1 small bottle of Sweet Oil (Sarah is an ear wax factory!) 1.11
1 loaf Bunny Bread 1.25
1 box Celestial Green Tea $3.05 (this coupon came from emailing the company and telling them I like their product)
1 Budding Ham 2.19
1 Nature Made Vitamin E 3.69
1 Kroger Coffee 2.99
1 Big bundle of bananas .38lb/1.69 (marked down, time for a pudding!)
1 Smithfield pork tenderloin 4.04 (reduced)
1 Smithfield pork tenderloin 3.62 (reduced)
3.43lbs beef grinds .99lb/3.40 (reduced)
1 Perdue Fryer 3.17
1 Perdue Fryer 1.83 (there is no way this was a full grown chicken! Smallest thing I have ever seen but I only wanted to spend $5 on poultry because of the $2 coupon I had) I plan on throwing it in a pot of chicken and dumplings with other chicken!
Coupons I used:
$2 off poultry
2 $1/1 Smithfield pork product
1 Celestial Free $3.05
1 .40/1 Kroger coffee
1 $1/1 Nature Made Vitamin
1 $1/1 Budding Ham
Total Shelf Price before reductions and coupons:$63.81
MGF Coupon Savings: $7.05
Kroger Plus Savings: $34.01
Total Savings: $41.06
Total out of pocket: $22.75
It definitely pays to check the usual suspect areas for reduced pricing!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have enjoyed bird watching for many years and Art and I are going to do everything we can to pass on that pleasurable hobby to our daughter. On a warm spring morning there is nothing more relaxing than going to the porch with a cup of coffee and just passing the time watching all the activity in the back yard. Also I find a great deal of humor in watching birds. Watching them with your children can be a great inexpensive educational tool as well. Depending on the type of birds you choose to attract you can teach them migration habits, socialization habits, eating habits and so on. Kids love helping with filling the feeders as well as being able to watch a bird family progress from moving in to a new home to raising their young. You can keep it very inexpensive so that fits right into our budget conscious minds. One thing I do recommend is to be sure your regular wild bird food has sunflowers in it. Many colorful birds love these! I like having several feeders of various size and shapes through out the yard as well as a bird bath.
A minute ago I mentioned “birdie rental property”. What on earth you ask is a birdie rental property???? It’s what I call the bird houses that Art builds. He has an amazing artistic eye for detail. Go here and you will see his "V" Wren Houses, Dutch Style Wren House and the Bluebird house. These have been built with specific dimensions by the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to attract the specific type of bird.
He also builds one of a kind, birdie rental properties that are miniature replica’s of people’s homes such as the extravagant log home that as at the top of this post. If you look at the bottom left of his main page you will see the one he built for me which reminds me of an old shack down on the bayou and it's called the Southern Chickadee. It has red lights that are solar powered and will turn on when the sun goes down.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Once you have printed off that coupon go to this TGI Fridays page and sign up for your "Give Me More Stripes" card to receive member ship perks and free food. When you sign up you will be eligible for a free appetizer! I'm thinking Friday's for dinner and The Melting Pot for dessert! YEAH BABY!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Melting Pot has various locations through out the United States and when you join Club Fondue you will receive an invitation for a free chocolate fondue for two (of course some restrictions may apply, check with your store). They are a national franchise with pretty good coverage so there is a chance you may have one near you or within a reasonable distance. Go here to see if there is a location near you. The membership is free and we know we all LOVE free chocolate! Especially warm ooey, gooey chocolate! Once you have joined you will receive an email thanking you for joining and it will have a link that will allow you to print the coupon! We haven't been yet as I just learned about this offer yesterday but I'm very excited about such a romantic evening with Daddy!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Even with all the cut backs and saving there are people out there that when those heating bills hit $200.00 and up are running in circles trying to figure out how to make that payment. If you OR someone you know (remember the elderly) are one of those people please contact your local Community Action Council. On this page you can find your state and local offices. I can't/won't promise that they will be able to assist you because it is based on income (which again stinks because they don't take into account many other factors) BUT it's worth a shot. You might be fine with your utilities but you might know someone else that needs assistance. Please help them out with this information.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
2- Oncor turkey/gravy family size dinners 2.29each, .35/1
1- Huggies wipes (80 count) 2.69each, .50/1
1- Oncor Salisbury steak 2.29each, .35/1
1- Dozen Kroger large eggs 1.34each
5- Cottonelle 4pk toilet paper .99 each, .50/1
6- Perdue ground turkey .99 per pound
2- Kroger Sour Cream 1.00 each, .65/2
1- Ocean Spray cranberry juice 1.98 each, .55/1
2- Healthy Ones sliced ham 1.67 each, .75/1
1- Bob Evans Mashed Potatos (reduced) .99 each, .35/1
1- Bob Evans Chicken n Noodles (reduced) .99each, .35/1
4- Quaker Quick Oats 1.50each, 1.00/2
12- Chef Boyardee pastas .88each, .35/3
3- Grands Biscuits 1.29, .25/1
2- Lloyds BBQ Pork tubs 3.99each, .75/1
1- Nabisco Ritz Crackers 16oz 2.69, Free coupon (won from Kraft online game in Dec.)
2- Ragu Spaghetti sauce 1.58, .40/2
6- Hunts Manwich sauce 1.00, .50/2
Total Shelf Price: $107.85
MFG Coupon Savings: $23.89
Bonus Coupon Savings: $7.35
Kroger Plus Savings: $42.84
Total Savings: $74.08
Total Out of Pocket: $30.79
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Just checking my grocery list from www.grocerygame.com (please use email@example.com as referal) and I see the following from Meijers this week that jump out at me.
Meijer canned veggies, select varieties (probably corn, green beans, peas) .33 each
3lb onions (10/10 with 11th free, remember to mix and match these things!) $1.00
Avacado's 10/10 = $1
Aunt Mids/Newstar leaf spinach 10/10 = $1
Organic Mushrooms 10/10 = $1
Meijer frozen veggies (select) 10/10 = $1
There are other items on this 10/10 11th free deal but this is what I'm interested in. I will probably get the following
2 3lb bags of onions
2 packages of mushrooms
2 bags of spinach
2 avocado's (can't help it love em!)
3 bags frozen veggies (if they have some other stuff on the deal that is fresh I'm going for that...craving some fresh fruit salad)
That means with 11 items I will pay .90 each which comes to 9.90. Doesn't thrill me for that total but it's ok. Not sure what coupons are to be printed from www.mealbox.meijer.com but going to check that out before I go too. Those coupons can be used along with manufacturer coupons!
Also at Meijer
Pork loin 1.79lb
Chuck eye roast or stead (ewww) 2.19lb
Red or Anjou pears .88lb (yummy)
This is what I see on their buy 10 get $3 off deal I have listed sale price, coupon I have, price after deal discount in that order. Remember that Wed. is Senior extra discount day as well.
Ragu Sauce 1.58, .75/2, .91 each
Manwich 1.00, .50/2, .20 each
Chef Boyardee .88, .35/3, .35 each
Kroger coffee 36oz 5.49, 5.19 each
Pilsbury Grands biscuits 1.49, .25/1, .69
I'm not sure of quantities yet on this deal (not very excited about Kroger being so stingy this week)
Also that have Purdue ground turkey (don't knock it til you try it) at .99lb
Slone's on Southland drive has 10lb bags of chicken leg quarters at .48lb. Comes to $4.80 in case your wondering :)
Sav A Lot has 5lb bags of russets for .99!
Well I need more coffee and I'm hoping to confuse you pretty well with this :) Let me know if you have any questions.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have taken some time this morning to dig up a few freebies and links for you if you happen to peruse this blog. Check out the links below!
$2 off any Aveeno product just sign up
Free Diet Dr. Pepper 20oz or 2 liter
Earth's Best Baby Foods coupons and more!
Sure deodorant for free I had a little problem with this link for some reason
Go here for over $31 in printable money saving coupons from Right @ Home (Thanks Crystal! )
Free subscription to Women's Day go here (Thanks Crystal!)
Sorry there isn't more for now. I'm going to dig around and see if I can figure out what might be happening next week! Please feel free to drop a comment or question!
4 Snapple $1.00 each regular price $1.59 without card.
1 Rotel tomato $1.00 each regular price $1.18 without card
5 Kraft cheese (these were the ones made with 2% milk so I could utilize the blinkie q.) $1.99 ea regular price without card $4.19.
Coupons I used were:
Rotel .30/1 (doubled to .60)
Kraft cheese .75/1
Total Shelf Price: $28.49
Total Savings: $25.14 (this includes the Kroger card discounts)
Total out of pocket: $3.35 YEAH BABY!
Now I do want to make this note on purchasing items that you normally won't use. Please don't do it if it's not truly useful to you. Will I use the Rotel tomato's in place of a can of Hunts tomato's?, sure! Am I going to spend .50 on a can of dog food? NOPE... we don't have a dog. You don't have to be stuck using only Ronzoni pasta, others are fine if the pricing is right. I hope this all makes sense and if it doesn't please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and I will get back to you! If you have had a successful run at the store this week please feel free to post!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sun. Jan. something, coupons for hours and oh look it's snowing outside and we are in for a winter storm.
Those are the words I hear echoing in the trees when Lexingtonians see one tiny snow flake coming out of the sky! For some reason here in central KY everyone has this mad desire to go wipe out every grocery store of beans, milk, bread and toilet paper as if they are going to starve in this mighty blizzard that is about to bestowed upon us! Never mind the fact that 90% of us will get up in the morning and trudge through the dreaded 1/4" of snow that we might get lucky enough to actually have on the ground to go to work! I really do get a kick out of going to the store at times like this just to watch people! Art, my other half is from up state NY and gets a very BIG kick out of all this adventure! Oh look it's starting to stick! Better go fill up the truck! LOL
I spent about 5 or 6 hours earlier today basically clipping coupons and sorting for the binder and the one's I want to mail out on my train. The last couple of weeks I have been very blessed with friends bringing me extra inserts and somehow I was completely overwhelmed with what I had! However I am caught up (for the most part as it always seems there are some coupon gremlins hiding more from me). I've been pretty lazy today but that's ok. It's been gray outside and the three of us have just hung out together. I sat down here to dig around and see if anyone had started posting deals they had located for the week and came across this blog from Pancakes/Diary of a new American. I ended up getting lost just reading about a few adventures she has had since coming to America. I can't imagine the culture shock of actually moving to a new country although I have visited several others. The difference was that I knew I would be returning home. It sounds as though she is loving life and her family and I think that's wonderful. Check it out if your willing to look at American life through her eyes and laugh at yourself!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
There is another program from Intuit that I like called It's Deductible. This is great for tracking all forms of donations! That includes all those wonderful free shampoo's, conditioner's, deodorant and toothpastes! Did you know that that stuff is a tax deduction? I love being able to donate to charities and it's a bonus if you can deduct it! It's Deductible is based on the IRS guidelines and helps to protect YOU from being audited!
Now I'm sitting here looking at what used to be my living room and now has become tornado central (remember we have a toddler!) I still get amazed at how many different places you can find crayons! Hope everyone has a great day!
However today I do want to mention a web site that I think could be very helpful for many people. She also has a national radio show called The Kim Komando Show. You can find her site here. She is truly a digital goddess and guru! From free security software to explaining the latest electronics out there her site is definitely one you need to put into favorites. On this page I have found some valuable information from online jobs to making money from your photography. I know there are a few of you out there that love your camera's so I would recommend you check this out for some ideas.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The Best of Walgreens Deals 1/11-1/17
Sat, Jan 10, 2009
Some good freebies at Walgreens this week:
Equal Sweetener 100 ct box 2/$5Use $2.50/1 coupon from 1/4 SS insertFREE after coupon
Aquafresh Toothpaste $2.99Use $1/1 coupon from 1/4 SS inserts or 1/1 internet printable couponUse $2/1 coupon in January ESR catalogFREE after coupons
Oust air Sanitizer on sale buy one get one or 2/$3.79 Use buy one get one coupon from 11/23 SS insertFREE after coupon
Revlon Cosmetics and Beauty tools (excludes Matte Finish products) on sale buy one get one freeUse $2/1 any cosmetic or 1/1 any tool coupon from 1/11 SS insertGet Possibly free or cheap Revlon products
Halls Cough Drops $0.99 after in-ad couponUse 0.50/1 coupon from 12/7 SS insertPay $0.49 each after coupons
Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.89 after in-ad couponUse 0.40/1 coupon from 1/4 SS insertPay $0.49 each after coupons
Ensure 6pk drinks $6.99Use $3/1 internet printable couponPay $3.99 each after coupon
Scrubbing Bubbles automatic Shower cleaner $14.99Use $3/1 coupon in 1/11 SS insertsSubmit for rebate #24 in Easysaver catalog (Get $5 back when you buy one)Pay $6.99 each after coupon and rebate
REGISTER REWARDS DEALS
Dark and Lovely Hair Color $5Get $5 back in Register rewards when you buy oneFREE after register rewards
Pepsi 12 packs 5/$15Get $5 back when you buy $15 in Pepsi productsSubmit for Pepsi rebate Thanks Andrea !Pay $2 each after coupons and get more coupon savings after rebate
I don’t think I missed anything else worth mentioning. But please share your good find if I did.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Back to the GG. I really think this is a super deduper tool especially for those just starting out in this mad mad coupon/savings/what am I going to get for free world we frugals live in. I've talked about it before but I want to once again bring it up. I guess I do that because if you actually utilize the lists (ahem Teresa........., yeah I'm talking about you!) it will help you to understand how easy it is to shop frugally. And if your disorganized HOLY COW is it a great tool!
First, what is the GroceryGame you ask? It is a database of store sales that are updated weekly. They compile lists for places like Krogers, Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Meijers (I name these because they are the one's in my region). They have different store lists based on regions so it's not limited to these. CHECK YOUR REGION OUT! These lists will highlight the items that are at their lowest possible price for the last 12 weeks basically. Then they will match them up to the national coupons that are out there.
Membership runs in 8 week cycles. Regular membership is $10 for your first store and $5 for each additional store after that. HOWEVER, your trial membership is $1 for the first 4 weeks and you have access to ALL the lists of stores in your region for those first 4 weeks. Before the trial is up decide if you want to keep only certain stores and delete those you don't. This member ship literally saved me thousands of dollars last year!
They also have a message board system that is great to utilize. You do not have to be a member to access the message board so go on over there and check it out. Be sure to check out the newbie success stories!
You can get free months through referrals so if you go after reading this post please use email@example.com as a referral! I know when I first joined I was very skeptical that you could save this much. Now look at me, I'm sitting here blogging about this at the crack of dawn, I avidly search the frugal blog spots and I carry a 4 inch binder full of coupons! AND best of all the money I have saved!
Being a new year I challenge all of you reading this blog to try out GG! You will thank me later!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
The P&G deal is still good as well. I think I saw a date of 1/17/09 on the advertisement in the store. AGAIN I might be wrong! I've only had a 1/2 a pot of coffee so far!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Below are some suggestions in my feeble attempt of organizing life!
1. If you haven't done so yet I recommend utilizing the next few days getting things in order for couponing and saving this year. Go through your coupon books and pull all the expired out. I try to do this every Sun. morning before opening the paper but the past couple of weeks have been crazy. Between the families personal stock and Club Coupon I think we could have started a bon fire!
2. Check expiration dates on dry goods, frozen foods and the obvious. I don't care who you are you can get cans mixed up and pushed to the back. If by chance you do come across some and your concerned you won't be able to utilize them don't forget about your local food bank. They have been depleted greatly this year and can continue to use our help!
3. Regarding household stockpiles. If you have found you are running out of room for items it's time to rotate the shelves for sure! For those items you need to clear out check out local charities. Personally I use a local women's shelter. These items can still be counted to tax deductions as well. I will post more about this later but be SURE to get a receipt from the charity you donate to. Any of them will be glad to give you one but you usually have to request it.
4. 2009 expectations. I'm not a big fan of resolutions. I've never been able to keep them and then I let myself down. I don't like that feeling so I quit making them years ago. What I do like to do is make a list of things I would like to see take place this year. Changes that I feel I need to make in myself, budgeting ideas, household organizing or redecorating, even to the point of would I like to read more (Mommy time... wow! Now there is a new concept!). LOL ummm would that make these resolutions, yeah I suppose so but I REFUSE TO GIVE IN AND CALL THEM THAT!
Regarding budgeting and shopping for the coming year these are a few things I would like to see myself achieve.
a. Keep better track of receipts
b. Monthly out of pocket spending and saving
c. Utilize an even smaller budget than 2008
d. Staying caught up with the families personal coupons, clipping, expiring
What are some things you would like to see take place in your life this year?
Well it's time for me to move on to the next portion of my day. We still have more family coming over so more Christmas to celebrate. We are truly blessed to have such a large family and to have so much to share!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!