Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Spend A Little On Joint Juice And Save A Lot On Everything Else

I made 5 separate transactions today a 2 Randalls and got everything in the above picture for only $14.79 out of pocket. I still have a $10 cat. and a $3 cat. leftover to use for something else. So it is really like I only paid $1.79.

Here's a list of my transactions and coupons that were used.


3 boxes Kleenex tissue (110 ct) @ $.99 ea - 1 -$.50 mq from insert (expires 9/30)

Total OOP=$2.12 (received $3 cat.)


7 bottles of Joint Juice @ $1.39 ea
3 boxes Kleenex tissue (110 ct) @ $.99 ea - 1 -$.50mq from insert (expires 9/30)

Used $3 cat. from first transaction

Total OOP=$8.95 (receive $10 cat. for Joint Juice, $3 cat. for Kleenex and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of 7 bottles of Joint Juice)


7 bottles of Joint Juice @ $1.39 ea - $5 off 7 cat.
3 boxes Kleenex tissue (110) @ $.99 ea
1 loaf Ciabatta Bread from bakery @ $2.09 - $1 off Randalls coupon found here
2 pkgs of Turkey Store Lean Ground Turkey @$4.99 B1G1 - 2 - $1 off mqs

Used $10 cat. from second transaction

Total OOP=$1.13 (received $10 cat. for Joint Juice, $3 cat. for Kleenex and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of 7 bottles of Joint Juice)


1 BC Warm Delights @ $1.50 - $.50 cellfire ecoupon and $.50 shortcuts ecoupon and a $.50 mq from insert
1 BC Chocolate Cookies @ $2.50 - 3 - $.40 cellfire ecoupons, and $.40 mq from insert
2 Capri Sun Lemonade @ $2.50 ea - 2 Free mq from cereal deal last week at Randalls
7 bottles of Joint Juice @ $1.39 ea - $5 off 7 coupon from tranaction 3
3 boxes Kleenex (110 ct) @ $.99 ea - $.50 mq from insert (expires 9/30)
1 Fresh Pet Select @ $2.49
9 Yoplait individual yogurts @ $.55 ea - 3 ecoupons for $.50, $.40mq and $.60mq
2 #2 bags of baby carrots @ $3.49 B1G1 - $1 Randalls coupon found here

Used $10 cat. and $3 cat. from third transaction

Total OOP=$.70 (received a $10 cat. from Joint Juice, $3 cat. from Kleenex and a coupon for $5 off the purchase of 7 bottles of Joint Juice)


3 boxes Kleenex (110 ct) @ $.99 ea - $.50 mq from insert (expires (9/30)
1 Fresh Pet @ $2.49 - Free coupon from insert
1 Birds Eye Steam Fresh @ $1.50 - $.50 mq from insert
1 box Yoplait Yo Plus @ $2.50 - $1 mq from insert
1 granny smith apple @ $.40
1 gala apple @ $.35

Used $3 cat. from fourth transaction

Total OOP=$1.89 (received a $3 cat. from Kleenex)

I want to thank Erin over at Jane4girls $800 Annual Budget for the post about the Joint Juice catalina deal at Randalls.

I also would like to thank Tiffany over at My Litter of Six for the post about the Kleenex catalina deal at Randalls.

You can go to this post for links to printable coupons and ecoupons.

To view more great shopping trips, head over to Coupon Geek, Southern Savers, Money Saving Mom and The Grocery Cart Challenge.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Great Post I Wanted To Share

This is a great post. The post is about a husband's new found perspective. I often hear from my husband that we don't need 10+ boxes of cereal. He doesn't really understand the whole stockpile concept. It's kind of like the stock at the lowest price and never at full price. Our grocery bill is getting lower every month and we could live off of our stockpile it we needed to. I think he will come around by Christmas when our bill doesn't go up. I also like sharing with friends and family.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bumble Bee's MyCookbook

I received an invitation to sign-up for Bumble Bee's MyCookbook today. I received a link to print a $1 off coupon for Bumble Bee's Easy Peel Sensations Tuna Medley. They will send me a menu plan and a $1 coupon each week for 4 weeks. We love tuna and I am looking forward to trying some of their other products.

You can follow this link to sign-up to receive recipes, menu plans, and $1 off coupons for the next four weeks.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Menu Addition

We didn't have enough leftovers for dinner on Friday so we made this recipe instead.

It's called Farmhouse Chicken Dinner. We really liked it and we had everything already at home. We had a side salad and dinner rolls with it. So next time you don't have enough leftovers, check a few websites and see what you can make with what you already have at home.

Great Coupon...Hurry it Won't Last!

Here's a new link to Nature Valley Nut Clusters coupons for $1.60 off purchase of one.

This link runs out fast. Print 2 per computer. These are great for the GM sale at Randalls (Safeway).

Monday, September 21, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Having a menu plan for each week makes my week run a lot smoother. Especially during football season. My son Sean plays on Monday nights, so you will see a lot of prep ahead meals for Monday's dinner. Sunday we doubled the recipe for the Garlic and Rosemary Meatballs in Red Sauce from last weeks menu. We had it over buttered egg noodles Sunday night and used the leftover meatballs and sauce in hot dog buns with shredded mozzarella tonight(Monday). This made for a very easy post game meal without hitting the drive-thru. I will post this recipe tomorrow. If y'all have any great two for one recipes please feel free to leave them in the comment section or post a link to them.

The Big Boy Sugo turned out good. We made a few changes to the original recipe and I will post it tomorrow. I does take a little time to prepare. I would recommend making it on the weekend when you won't feel too rushed. The flavors of this dish are very good. It is even better the second day and reheats well.

Finally, my favorite new side dish is the Not Potato Salad. It has roasted red peppers in it and I really love those. The recipe uses gnocchi instead of potatoes. I really enjoyed the texture of the gnocchi. Even my son, who dislikes all things potatoes, gobbled up this side dish. I will be making this again.

Now for this weeks menu.

Monday-Leftover Garlic and Rosemary Meatballs in Red Sauce on hot dog buns, chips, and cantaloupe

Tuesday-Chicken Enchilada Casserole with all the fixing's and sliced apples

Wednesday-Steaks, baked potatoes, and salad

Thursday-Parmesan-Dijon Chicken, angel hair pasta w/pesto, Basil-Red Pepper Muffins, and salad

Saturday-Dinner Out after church

Sunday Supper-Dinner-Size Texas Chili Cheese Fries (a request of my daughter's that I agreed to since Dad will be out of town) and fruit

I know what you're thinking. I told you, just a few minutes ago, how much Sean dislikes potatoes. In my defense, I am not trying to torment the poor boy. My theory is that I keep offering the detested veggie in hopes that someday that he will enjoy them. As of right now, he likes baked potatoes and steak fries. The Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes is a new recipe for us. I will let you know whether it gets a thumbs up or down from Sean next week.

Are there any veggie detesters in your household? How do you get your kids to eat their veggies?

If you would like to take a peek at what others have on their menus this week head over to Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Randalls Shopping Trip Breakdown

Good morning everyone. I hope you are ready for this breakdown. It's a little crazy and will be hard to replicate because of all the extra loadables that came off this trip. I love that the Randalls system takes off multiples but you can never really predict what your total will be. I always plan on a little overage and buy a few things that I never have many coupons for (produce, meat, etc.). Here is a list of my purchases and how the coupons came off.

1 Chex Mix $2 - 2x 50cent ecoupons - 50cent mq insert
2 BC Fruit Roll Ups $2.50 ea - 2x 50cent shortcuts (ecoupons) - 50cent cellfire (ecoupon) - $1 mq
2 GM Cocoa Puffs $2.50 ea - 75cent shortcuts - 2x $1 mq IP(Internet printable)
12 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.50 ea -3x $1 ecoupons - 3x 40cent ecoupons - 12x $1.60 mq received from Pssst (I will be handing these out to friends and neighbors to get their opinions)
2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Mini Bites $1.89 ea - $1 shortcuts - 40cent shortcuts - $1 IP
2 Grands Biscuits (small cans) $1.49 ea - 2x $1 shortcuts - $1 IP
1 Toaster Strudel $2.50 - $1 IP
2 Green Giant Steamers $2 ea - 50cent IP
1 Kid Cuisine frozen dinner $2.50 - 3x $1 shortcuts
1 Yoplait Yo Plus $2.50 - 2x $1 cellfire -$1 mq
1 OM Bacon $3
2.19 lbs bananas $1.07
.79 lb Roma tomatoes $1.18
2.05 lbs red grapes $$1.99
5lb bag potatoes $2.19

4x $4 off GM Cereal deal

All these deductions brought my total down to $8.37

My total savings at the bottom of my receipt was 91% or $86.12

I also received a catalina for a free box of Capri Sun and found a $5 giftcard in one of the boxes of Cocoa Puffs.

If you would like to see a picture of this shopping trip you can read my post here.

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Thanks for your support and Happy Mega Swag Bucks Friday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spend A Little At Randalls And Save A Lot

With a little preparation, loading ecoupons, printing Internet coupons and finding the ones from Sundays inserts I was able to get everything in the pictures for only $8.37. My total before sales and coupons was over $94. I will list the deals for you a little later today. For now you can go to this post for the links to printable coupons and the ecoupon sites (load all coupons for products in the picture).

Here is a picture of everything I bought today at

This is the $5 gift card that was inside one of the

boxes of Coco Puffs cereal.

For more great grocery trips head over to The Grocery Cart Challenge.

How We Deal With Moving

It is truly hard to uproot your family and go somewhere you've never been. I have officially moved my family 4 times since 9-11 and no we are not military. We are in the burger business. God has been very good to us. I have two children and my oldest was in 1st grade when we started all this. She is now a freshman in high school. I always told my children and everyone who asked "How do you do it?" "We grow where we are planted."

My children have seen many things and places that they might not have if we would have stayed put in Texas. We moved to Gilbert, AZ first and so they have been to the Grand Canyon. They have also been to San Diego and San Francisco. We use to drive everywhere when we lived in Houston, Texas. And it would take us a day just to get out of Texas, so I don't believe we would have ever ventured to California. They have also lived near the beach in Corpus Christi because of one of these moves. And we have lived in West Texas in the very family oriented town of Midland. We have loved all of these place and had great adventures but we are glad to be back home in Houston, Texas.

Things have come full circle for us and we are Happy were we are planted.

Procter & Gamble $35 Coupon Booklet

Procter & Gamble is offering a new coupon booklet and it will probably have a coupon for a free item. I the past it has been for a free bottle of dishwasher rinse agent ($3+ value). It has always been worth my time to fill out the address form. Go here to get yours. It says it will take 6-8 weeks due to high demand but I always get mine in couple of weeks.

Great New Coupons!!

Go here to print the following coupons.

$.25 off of Dole Juice products

$.25 off of 20 oz. Pepsi

$.25 off of Sobe Lifewater

You can print each of theses coupons twice.

Remember to "Pay it Forward."

Tell your friends to come visit me to get their coupons.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chance to Win Free Groceries For a Year!!

I just found out about this great sweepstakes on The Suburban Jungle.

You can enter the "It Pays To Eat Pasta Sweepstakes" here. You may enter once each day until October 30th of 2009.


8 Grand Prizes of free groceries for a year ($5200)
42 First Place prizes of a mini grocery spree ($200)

With coupons and sales we could easily turn $5200 into $10,400 or more. If I win, I will post all my shopping trips to see how far that $5200 will go.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Target And Savings Go Hand In Hand

When I saw the Target ad in this past Sunday's newspaper, I knew that we would be making a trip to Target. You see, Jessica loves Kashi products and is always on the lookout for a good deal. We have been saving some peelies from a month ago for a sale just like this one.

When you buy 5 Kashi products you will receive a $5 gift card. You can do this deal as many times as you want (no limit). I did 2 deals and split it up into 2 transactions along with a few other items. Here are my transactions.

1st Transaction

4-Johnson's Buddies $1.02 ea. - (4)$1 mq from 9/13 inserts(Johnson's Any)
4-Market Place cheese sticks $.40 ea - (2)$1 Target coupon found here
5-Kashi waffles $1.83 ea - (5)$1 mq peelies found on packages of Kashi cereal last month (still some out there)

Total after coupons was $4.24.

I paid with a $5 gift card from a previous week and owed nothing. I then received a $5 gift card.

2nd Transaction

1-Sara Lee Soft and Smooth loaf of bread $1.99 - $1 mq received in a Wizards of Waverly Place House Party kit.
1-Kashi cookie $2.88 - $1 mq peelie
2-Kashi granola bars $2.88 ea - (2)$1 mq peelie
1-Kashi cereal $2.88 - $1.50 mq
1-Kashi waffles $1.83 - $1 mq peelie

Total after coupons was $8.84.

I paid with $.74 left on gift card use in previous transaction and used the $5 gift card earned in the last transaction. That left me owing a grand total of only $3.08 for all these item.

And then I received a $5 gift card to use later.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Last weeks menu was a great success. The Hoisin Chicken Wraps on last weeks menu was definitely a family favorite and will be repeated before the year is over. The fish taco menu was also very yummy. Jessica especially liked the green rice. We thought that the Spicy Ginger-and-Orange Chicken with Broccoli was not spicy enough. We will add some crushed red pepper flakes the next time we make that one. We only used a 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper this time.

This week my son Sean has his first football game of the season. He is in 7th grade and we are very excited for him. Because we don't know exactly when we'll be home, sloppy joes will be on the menu. Reheating that will make for a quick gamenight meal.

We are using proteins we already have in the freezer to keep the grocery budget down a little this week. Because we had a lot of chicken last week, I have decided to really mixup the menu this week. I hope you are ready. It's going to be a good one.

Monday-Sloppy Joes

Tuesday-Mexican Turkey Casserole

Wednesday-Big Boy Sugo over egg noodles, green beans and rolls (The recipe for the Sugo is from Rachal Ray's Big Orange Book cookbook. After we try it, I will type it up if we feel like it was worth the time it takes to make.)

Thursday-Chicken Sausages, Not Potato Salad, and Cantelope

Friday-Leftover Night

Saturday-Dinner Out after church

Sunday-Garlic and Rosemary Meatballs in Red Sauce, eggnoodles, and salad

After reading our menu plan, I hope your mouth is watering and you are ready to try something new.

Have you tried any new recipes recently that your family liked? If so, feel free to leave a comment and share some of your favorites.

For more great menu options you can visit Laura over at Org Junkie.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mexican Turkey Casserole

2 tablespoons oil (we use extra-virgin olive oil)
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 bag of baby carrots, sliced into small pieces
1 small zucchini, diced
2 tablespoons of canned diced green chiles (put the rest in a baggie and throw in the freezer for another recipe)
10 oz. frozen corn
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Zest and Juice of 1 lime
12 corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded mexican cheese
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, removed from skin, pitted and chopped for topping
1 head of lettuce, shredded
Salsa (optional)

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and brown for 4 minutes, breaking up as it cooks. Season the meat with chili powder and cumin. Add next six ingredients and cook for 8 more minutes. Next, stir in the chiles, corn, and beans and heat through. Check the seasoning and add more if you like. Stir in the chicken stock and cook for and additional 2 minutes. Take pan off the heat and stir in the cilantro, 1 tsp of the lime zest, and the lime juice.

Put half the mixture in a 13 x 9 baking dish, top with 6 corn tortillas and repeat. Top with shredded cheese and bake 7 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Top each serving with lettuce, tomato and avocado. Put salsa on the table for those who like it spicy.

For more great recipes you can go to the Recipe Swap over at The Grocery Cart Challege.

Friday, September 11, 2009



This is my first official post for, "Eat That Frog Friday!!" I hope you will join me each Friday to see how much of my frog I have eaten. Now before you go getting all squeamish on me, know that I am not talking about a real frog. I am talking about an unpleasant task that I have put off for the past two years. This task has taken on a life of its own and in essence has multiplied.

Well, today is the day that I say no more. I plan to eat this frog once and for all. You may be wondering how one goes about eating a frog. Simply put, "One bite at a time."

And now ladies and gentlemen to show you in pictures what words could not possibly describe.

This was to be my own private sanctuary. My craft room that has become a catchall for my husbands castoffs. There were several TVs that didn't have a home in this house. So he put them in here. Then there was a filling cabinet that he wanted out of his workout room closet. It too found a home here. Unwanted pictures also found a spot on my craft room flour. He has many times asked me when I am planning on working in my craft room. As you can see, I barely have room to turn around much less work.

Well today is the day that I start eating this frog and I hope you will come back weekly to see my progress. Please feel free to leave comments on my progress or any suggestions you may have.

Do you have a Frog that you're ready to Eat? If you do, feel free to link up with the Mister Linky below.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

She Shops...She Scores!! - Another great trip @ Target

Target is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to score bargains and freebies. I am able to get things that my family needs and wants at bargain basement prices. This week I purchase stuff for my son's lunches (he takes everyday), dog food and treats, more candles and ice cream. I really wanted to post this so you too could get in on some of the bargains.

Here's my list:

4-Glade Scented oil tins $1.66 ea - 4 mq for $1.50

6-Glade Scented oil refills $2.50 ea - 4 mq (buy holder get refill free) and 2 mq (buy 2 refills get 1 free)

1-Bounce Dryer Bar $3.74 - 1 mq for $2.50 from Vocal Point and 1 Target coupon for $.75

1-Tide 20oz. Stain Release $3.79 - 1 mq for $1.50 and 1 Target coupon for $1.50

2-Hillshire Farms lunch meat $3.04 ea - 2 Target coupons for $1 ea

4-Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers 2 @ $2.15 ea and 2 @ $2.54 ea - 4 mq for $2 ea

4-Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees $2.04 ea - 4 mq for $2 ea

2-Artisan Petite loafs $.99 ea - 2 Target coupons for $1 ea

2-Single cups Cheerios for $.95 ea - 2 Target coupons for $1 ea

1-Loaf of Sara Lee bread $1.99 - Tear pad coupon for a free loaf of Sara Lee bread when you buy 2 pkgs of Hillshire lunch meat

5-containers of Edy's/Dreyers ice cream $2.50 ea - 5 mq for $1 ea and 5 Target coupons for $1 ea ( Your Target may only let you use 1 Target coupon for the ice cream per transaction. ) Be prepared to do 5 transactions if you have to. The register will take them off if the cashier will let you use them.

1-Schick Intuition Plus Razor $8.29 - $4 mq and $4 Target q from inserts

1-Cesar dog treats $3.99 - $1mq and $1 Target q ( register took $3.99 off for the treats instead of the wet dog food which was $.89) the best I can tell is because this is the first coupon that I handed the cashier and it took off the most expensive Cesar product. The coupon was for B1G1 free wet Cesar dog food.

2-Cesar wet dog food $.89 ea - B1G1 Target q and B1G1 mq (always give the mq first and then the Target q or the register will beep and say item not found)

Total OOP = $13.62

All of the manufacturer coupons came out of Sunday inserts except for the Healthy Choice coupons. They were Internet printable (IP) coupons that you can print from here. You can print 2 of each coupon per computer. I have 2 computers so I was able to print 4 of each.

If you want to print multiples of the Target coupons that didn't come from inserts (cheerios, artisan bread, ice cream, etc.) you can go here. Some of these coupons expire on the 12th of this month so you will need to hurry.

This was a really fun trip and I hope you are able to get in on some of the deals. Let me know how your trip works out. I love when others are able to score fantastic deals.

Remember to, "Pay it Forward."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Welcome back y'all. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

Well from looking at what my daughter and I have planned for meals this week, it is the week of the chicken. We've thrown in one fish night for good measure and to throw a curve ball to the guys when they say, "What's for dinner, chicken?" LOL. Can't wait for that one.

As you have probably noticed, we don't repeat a lot of meals often. We like variety and we never get bored trying new recipes. We will pull out a few of our favorite fall and winter recipes from last year. For the most part we will have at least a few recipes that you have not tried. We will always update you the following week if we made any changes to the recipes used.

This week we were in the mood for food with a lot of flavor. I guess it's that whole going from summer to fall transition. We are in the mood for comfort food and our comfort food has a lot of flavor. I am so excited about the fall and winter recipes. I hope y'all will check back to see what we're cooking.

There were no changes to last weeks recipes. We liked everything except the slaw recipe from friday.

Monday-Labor Day Family Get Together

Tuesday-Hoisin Chicken Wraps and sugar snap peas

Wednesday-Bourbon Orange Skillet BBQ Chicken with Cornbread Topper and a side salad

Thursday-Spicy Ginger-and-Orange Chicken with Broccoli, rice and egg rolls

Friday-Fish Tacos with Quick Slaw, Avocado Sauce and Green Rice

Saturday-Dinner Out after church

Sunday Supper-Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings with a side salad

What are some of your family's favorite recipes? Feel free to leave a link to your favorites or just leave a comment. Maybe will be trying some of your favorites next.

To view more menu plans, head over to Org Junkie.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Super Savings Saturday: Target Spree

I didn't take a picture for this post but it was a great hall. I usually get really frustrated with Target but not this time. Sure they were out of stock on a few items, however as you will see I got my fair share of freebies.

The main reason I went was because of the Intuition Razor deal, my daughter Jessica loves these things. So when I can get them free or really cheap, I stock up. There are manufacturer coupons out for $4 off and there are also Target coupons for $4 off in last weekends inserts. You can stack these two coupons together for some overage. Make sure you give all manufacturer coupons first then hand over the Target coupons. And whatever you do, don't give all your coupons to the cashier if you have a lot. I made this mistake and the cashier got flustered. I know that she missed a couple of my coupons now. It is the price I paid to learn this lesson.

Now on to my shopping trip.

I purchased:

1-Gerber baby bottle = free with Target printable
1-Petite loaf Artisan bread $.99= free with Target printable
1.27 lbs bananas =$.56 (cashier missed this coupon, should have been $.06)
6-Glade Scented Oil Candles refill packs$2.50 ea (5 were free, you guessed it the cashier missed one for $2.50)
4-Glade Scented Oil Tins $1.66 each-$2 off coupon on each for $.34 overage on each
2-Palmolive Pure and Clear $2.49 ea - $.75 mq on each and $1 Target q on each
2-Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat $3.04 ea - $1 Target q on each
1-Bottle good balsamic vinegar $9.69
2-Cheerios single serve cups$1 -$1/2 mq and $1 Target q makes them free
1-Sara Lee bread $1.99= free when you buy 2 Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat tearpad coupon
1-carton Tropicana OJ$2.89 - no coupon
1-16oz International Delights refridgerated coffee creamer$2.04 - $1 IP mq
4-Intuition Razors $6.99 ea - $4 mq each and $4 Target coupon each for $1.01 overage
2-Hefty One Zip trial size bags $1.04 each - $1 mq IP
8-Chef Michael cans of wet dog food $.84 ea - 4 BOGO mg and 4 BOGO Target q

My total for all this was only $17.90.

And I will be sending off for a $2.49 rebate for the Palmolive Pure and Clear.

How did your week go? Did you find any great deals?

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Love CVS!

Yesterday, I decided to pop into CVS to see if they had any of the Glade reed diffusers in stock. Low and behold the very thing I had been searching everywhere for was sitting on the shelf. I had $7 in ECB on hand and a $3 mq for the Glade. I did some quick math in my head and decided that I could purchase the diffuser, a gallon of milk and 1 box of the Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies with very little out of pocket. Here's what the purchase looked like...

1-Glade reed difuser($6.99-$3mq=$3.99) and receive $6.99 ECB

1-box Nabisco Nutter Butter cookies(on sale for $1)

1-gallon of milk on sale for $2.49 and receive $1 ECB

The total after coupons was $7.48 plus tax

I paid with the $7 ECB and .52 cents cash.

Not bad for milk and cookies. The diffuser was a bonus.

I received a $6.99 ECB and a $1 ECB back. They paid me to take the cookies and milk.

Remember to, "Pay it Forward."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stocking Up On Snacks at Walgreens

I've been holding onto my BOGO free coupons for Reeses and it finally paid off. Walgreens is offering a free 20oz Coke Zero with the purchase of 2 Hershey candy bars. Reeses is a part of this deal. So, here is what I got today.
4-Coke Zero 20oz for free
4-Reeses regular size for free w/BOGO coupon
4-Reeses regular size @ 89cents minus 4-55cents mq
3-Arizona Tea 16oz with in ad coupon for 50cents each
1-Colgate 360 toothbrush minus 40 cents mq
Used 2-$2 RR to reduce oop.
Total oop after coupons and RRs=$1.09
Received a $3 RR to use on my next purchase.

If You Love Blue Bunny Ice Cream...

Blue Bunny is offering a TMF (that's try me free) offer for Labor Day weekend. You can purchase either the Aspen or Sedona Ice Cream Novelty from Blue Bunny this weekend. Print out this rebate form and send it in with your dated cash register receipt, dated for sometime this weekend (September 5th-7th, 2009). Be sure to fill out and send off your rebate offer right away since the time period is short.

Enjoy some cool treats over this holiday weekend.
Thanks Kimberly over at Just Frugalicious.