Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I will be ringing in the New Year with out Chris. We decided it was best for him to work tonight so we can buy the boys new beds this weekend and get some much needed organizational stuff. Not a big deal we were just sitting at home anyway. All the kids are in bed and I am about to follow.
My New Years Resolution is to get more organized and eventually get our grocery budget down to $150.00 a month.
In general I need to start looking at my lists and using my Calendar more. I rely on my memory most of the time and as most of you know the more kids you have the less you are able to remember.
Enjoy the evening! Happy 2009!
Our grocery budget for January will be $250.00 for family of 5.
We are pretty well stocked with food, so I should just need to buy milk, bread and meat.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday: French's Crunchy Onion Pork Chops, augratin potatoes and mixed veggies
Tuesday: Bourbon Chicken with rice (still haven't made this, LOL) I am going to try this in the crockpot.
Wednesday: Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and baked mac n cheese
Thursday: Baked Ziti with garlic breadsticks (I am hoping to have a traditional collard greens ham and beans for lunch, but this may become dinner depending on how I am feeling)
Friday: Tacos with refried beans
Saturday: Homemade pizza
Sunday: Probably pork chops or chicken, will update when I check out the pantry.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Buy $20 worth of Dimetapp or Robittusin 4oz and get $10 Register Rewards
I got 2 Children's Dimetapp and 3 Adult Robitusin DM Max, they are each on sale for $4 making my total $20. The catalina machine spit out 2 $5 Register Rewards and 1 $10 Register Reward!! I am not sure if it is a glich that may be fixed by tomorrow or if this is all week so hurry!!
I used coupons I had in my binder so I paid $13 out of pocket!
Get a $2 off coupon at www.robitussin.com
2 Pantene Shampoo (on clearance for $2.99, alot of the products are but be careful on the ounces to qualify for the ECB's) $5.98 2 ECB
1 Schick Intuition $8.99 5 ECB
4 Dawn Dish Soaps $2.98, they are BOGO this week
1 Pringles $1
$3 off Pantene when you buy 2
$1 off Dawn when you buy 2
$1 off Dawn when you buy 2
$2 off Schick Razor
Total out of pocket with tax .31
Earned $7 ECB
Monday, December 22, 2008
Monday Chicken Parmesean with penne pasta
Tuesday Cola Chops, steam n mash potatoes and green beans
Wednesday Christmas Eve Bourbon Chicken (we didn't eat this last week, we had Chicken Fettuccini instead) We are also making sugar & gingerbread cookies for Santa
Thursday Merry Christmas! Brunch/Dinner at my moms, I will make a breakfast quiche for Chris and cinnamon rolls for the kids for breakfast
Friday Chicken and french fries
Saturday Pork Chops bagged and season, scalloped potatoes broccoli and crescent rolls
Sunday Chris's choice :)
Sunday, December 21, 2008
When price matching make sure you take the entire ad to the cashier!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I used a cookies cutter for the circles!
This afternoon after running errands with the family we came back I mixed the "glue"
and put it in bags.
Since the boys were napping and Malaina was watching TV I put the train together, I didn't totally get to finish before Anthoney woke and wanted to help.
The kids had a blast decorating it and now my house smells so yummy!! Although this isn't edible because we used Royal Icing as the "glue".
Thursday, December 18, 2008
None of my transactions include a $/$$ CVS coupon but you can find a $4/$20 at www.iheartcvs.com, just click on the CVS coupon link. You can also see a full ad scan and a run down of coupon match ups on that site as well.
2 Arm & Hammer Essentials $5.98 Earn $5.98 ECB
-2 $1 off MQ
1 Excedrin Express gels $3.99 Earn $3.99 ECB
-$1 off CVS Mailer coupon
1 Listerin 16.9 oz $2.99 Earn $2.99 ECB
-$1 off CVS coupon from the diabetes booklet
$1.02 after taxes
Need $.98 Filler, probably a stocking stuffer for one of the kids or some cheap makeup.
Earn $12.96 ECB
2 Right Guard Professional $12.00 Earn $12.00 ECB
- 2 $.50 off MQ
1 Thermacare Neck to Arm $2.49 Earn $2.49 ECB
$1.62 after taxes
Need $.38 Filler, probably a stocking stuffer for one of the kids
Earn $14.49 ECB
1 Crest ProHealth Rinse $2.99 Earn $2.00 ECB
1 Crest ProHealth toothpaste $2.99 Earn $2.00 ECB
-$3.00 off when you buy one rinse and one toothpaste (I got this in the mail)
$.69 out of pocket after taxes
I leave with $12.00 and $4.00 ECB and hopefully less than $1.00 out of pocket!
I was shocked to see an email from Dorie at www.madludesigns.etsy.com! You can learn more about her and her giveaways on her blog www.madludesigns.blogspot.com. I won the giveaway from www.delectiblemommies.blogspot.com.
Dorie at Madlu Designs, designs cards for all occassions. With winning the giveaway I chose a Christmas/Holiday design and sent her pictures to place as she please on the card. She did a fabulous job and was done within 24 hours! I ordered my 4x6 cards through www.snapfish.com because I had 50 free prints to use up and I am working on another "family" photo project so this met my 50 free prints. I go them the day after I ordered them with regular shipping!! Very impressed! I addressed them and they are ready to go out in the mail today!
Photos by Come Undone Photography and The Studio at Harford
Monday, December 15, 2008
Click on the picture above to view her blog.
Every Monday she Host via her blog a place to show off your menu for the week. I like this becuase I can try new things instead of the same boring things every week.
So her goes...
Monday Baked Macaroni-n-Cheese with cubed ham and buscuits
Tuesday Speedy Chicken Stir Fry
Wednesday Meat Loaf, Mashed potatoes and corn
Thursday Bourbon Chicken with rice and broccoli
Friday Spaghetti with meatballs
Saturday Oven fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and green beans
Sunday Enchiladas and refried beans
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We went to CVS and got 2 Packs of Pull Ups, 2 packs of diapers and 4 boxes of wipes. We spent $13.46 Out of pocket and saved $51.86!
I didn't see too much at CVS this seek and since my cloth diapers are aggrevating me it's good to have sposies around.
We also went to Food Lion and got one free milk!! We paid $3.75 for the other. Mars we got 2 Banquest sausages $2.00, 2 Marcal paper towels free with $1 off coupons, Ricotta cheese $2.59 and garlic bread $2.89. Not sure what I saved because Mars doesn't have a breakdown on the receipt.
Walgreens 3 Kellogs Cereals $2.97 with $1 off coupons and 3 Ragu Pasta Sauces $3.50 with in ad coupons and Manufacturer coupon $1 off 3. Saved $15.02, I question my savings because I think most drug stores over price the food products!
I spent a total of $31.40 and saved an estimate of $74.13
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
You can see the ad on www.walgreens.com
The highlight of the sale is spend $25 get $5 Register Rewards, this can be before coupons and store discounts.
This is what I did 3 Excedrin gel caps 40ct, 2 Ultra Clean Reach Floss, 1 Colgate 6 oz Maxfresh and 3 mini holiday tins.
2- $2 off Excedrin
1- Walgreens in ad coupon 3 tins for $1
Total Out of Pocket $21.59
I earned Register Rewards:
$8 for the Excedrin
$2 for the Colgate MaxFresh
$6 for the Ultra Clean Floss
$5 for spending $25
$21 in Register Rewards!!!
Since I had planned a trip to the grocery store to pick up a couple things I decided to just get them at Walgreens.
So I got:
4 Bags of Holiday Hershey Kisses
6 Mini tins
2 Bags of Combos
1 Mondos drinks
2 Half gallons of milk
2 Banquet sausages
1-$1.50 off Hershey kisses when you buy 3
1- Walgreens in ad coupon 3 tins for $1
$21.00 in Register Rewards
Total Out of Pocket $.52
I could have worked this better and got more items that printed Register Rewards but I got what I needed and saved $37.25 and spent $22.11. If I went to the grocery store as planned I know I would have spent more out of pocket.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What I will be going for:
Gwaltney Chicken hotdogs
Banquet Brown & Serve Sausage
Betty Crocker Potatoes
Chef Boyardee Pasta with meat
McCormick bag n season
Oscar Mayer Lunchables
Bisquick Pancake mix
3 Pack Ivory Soap
Marcal Paper Towels
Utz Potato chips
Chex mix or Bugles
Other great deals
Keebler Townhouse Crackers 2/$5
(Have you tries FLIPS, cracker on oneside and pretzel on the other? They sounded nasty but my sister brough them over and they were delicious)
Best Buy Deals
Spend $10 or more and get
Hunts Manwich $.89
Nestle Toll house Morsels $1.39
Crisco Oil $2.79
Cerando Deli Slices $1.99
Libbys Pineapple $.79
Limit 2 of each
I am excited to share this awesome discount! Starting December 10th you are welcome to Download the Macy's Friends and Family Coupon!
Offer Expires December 15th
Macy's has been having really good sales lately and this coupon makes them even sweeter.
To use discount online at www.macys.com or at www.macysweddingchannel.com, enter code CFF8956in the box labeled HAVE A PROMO CODE? during checkout.
Receive FREE shipping at www.macys.com with your online purchase of $99 or more.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Spent $41.04 (I returned 2 kids toothpaste so I started at -.90)
Groceries (Food Only)
Saved $270.84 with coupons and store savings
I did Awesome at CVS this month! I still really need to work on my food savings, I would love to see my budget at $250.00.
I have so far stayed well below my $100.00 Christmas challenge, I think I have spent less then $30 on gifts for others. I'll have to pull my receipts to double check.
There was some question as to if this would work and I am happy to say YES it did!!
They were out of All Free & Clear so I got a rain check and they were out of the Holiday Pencils. I substituted with stocking stuffers for the kids.
I paid $3.56 out of pocket and saved well over $30!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
2 All Free & Clear Detergent $3.58
2 Arm & Hammer Detergent $7.00
2 TuF Paper Towels $1.00
2 Bags of Combos $1.98 (Malaina's favorite snack)
6 Holiday Pencils $1.00 (collecting for Malaina's class)
6 Gift Bags $6.00 (Need to put together for teachers and Chris's Co workers)
1 White tissue paper $2.00 (May get colored, same price different paper amount)
2 Ribbon & small bows $2.00 (Using these to decorate my cookie exchange bags)
1 Box of Joybrite Candy Canes $.99 (For our tree)
2 Gift Boxes (square or shirt) $1.00
1 Wrigleys gum $.59
Subtotal $27.14 $28.76 with tax
-$2.00 Arm & Hammer Manufacturer Coupons $26.76
-$5/$25 Walgreens Coupon $21.76
-$18.00 Register Rewards
$3.76 Out of pocket
My math may be off when it comes to the tax
I thought about getting a MIR or another Register Rewards item but I am getting things I need and would normally pay out of pocket for.
Everything on sale with FREE Shipping!
The first 2 orders will recieve a free unplastic sandwich wrap/bag or snack bag of your choice! No minimum order required
All orders before Noon EST 12/1/2008 will be entered into a drawing for 1 free custom fleece Longie or Skirtie!
SALE STARTS NOW!!
10 Ultra Clean toothbrushes
2 Ultra Clean Floss
2 Dawn dish soap
6 All Free & Clear
6 Tuf paper towels
1 9v Duracell battery
6 Christmas pencils
3 bags of combos
2 Sugar free 25 ct Halls
I spent $24.64 Out of pocket
I got $36.00 in register rewards from the Ultra Clean products
I saved $68.90 and still have $18.00 in register rewards to spend
Saturday, November 29, 2008
To see a complete list of deals go to www.iheartwags.com
Deals I am going for this week
All Free & Clear 12 loads $1.79 limit 2 in ad coupon
$1.00 off printable http://www.allfreeclear.com/allfreeclear/
Reach Toothbrush or Reach Floss 2/$6
$6 Register Rewards one per transaction
BOGO Toothbrush coupons from past Sundays paper
$1.00 off floss coupons from past Sundays paper
Tuf Paper Towels 2/$1 in ad coupon limit 2
Arm & Hammer Laundry Detergent 2/$7.00 with in ad coupon limit 2
$1.00 off coupon available http://armandhammer.com/
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I got everything pictured below for $.47 out of pocket! I had $7.30 on my reloadable gift card from Mail in Rebates on past deals I did at Walgreens. So actual total was $$7.77.
Lindt choclate is on sale for 2/$3, I used 4 buy one get one coupons and 4 $.75 off coupons.
2 Bags of bows and 1 24 ct. gift tags 3/$.99 on sale. You can mix and match.
3 rolls of wrapping paper 3/$1.99 on sale.
2 Bounty Paper Towels, In ad coupon $.89 limit 2 and Manufacturer coupon $1 off 2.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Items I am going for:
Eureka 4 in 1 stick vacuum $9.00
Mainstays 100% cotton bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths $1.50
Leapfrog Leapster $30.00
VSmile Pocket $25.00
Fisher Price Power Wheel Jeep $88.00
Kids Pajamas and slipper $4.00
Wii Games $16.00
Little People Rideon Fire truck $10.00
Hotwheels 4 lane raceway $10.00
Select Barbie and Bratz dolls $5.00
27 Dresses $5.98
Maid of Honor $8.98
Leapster Games $15 ($5 off coupons from www.leapfrog.com, may take up to 5 days to recieve email)
Keep in mind Wal Mart price matches, don't forget to read the fine print on the ads to make 100% sure you are getting the right item to price match. I am going for the Bratz dolls and the ad reads Exclusive fashion and Holiday dolls *Other selected Barbie and Bratz also on sale :/ I recall seeing Holiday Bratz solls so I hope those work.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
You can check out a full list and ad scan at www.iheartcvs.com
I accumulated $31.00 in ECB's last Sunday and I want to get more for the Black Friday Sales so I am doing 2 different transactions this weekend.
1 Maybelline Mineral Foundation Free after ECB $8.99 Limit 1
-$3 Maybelline Foundation
1 Complete Multi Purpose Solution Free after ECB $8.99 Limit 1
-$2 off solution http://www.yourhealthyeyes.com/
1 Right Guard Professional $7.99, ($7.00 ECB)Limit 5
-.55 peelie on Right Guard
CVS Coupons and ECB
Total $6.97 Minus coupons above $1.42 OOP Earn $24.98 ECB
3 Right Guard Professional $7.99,($7.00 ECB)Limit 5
-.55 peelie on Right Guard
Total $5.97 Minus coupons above $4.32 OOP Earn $21.00 ECB
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I went today and picked up the dvd and blade shaving cream(produces 1 ECB) paid $2.xx on gift card :)
You can find details on the error on the Coke Deal and Duracell Deal here http://www.thethriftymama.com/2008/11/regarding-cokewall-e-and-battery-deals.html
I now have $31.00 ECB for next week.
Since I didn't need as nearly as many Glade's that I purchased I sold 12 for $1.00 each so in actually ended up getting this for FREE!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Went back to Walgreens last night when Chris got home. I am in the baking mood and had $9 Register Rewards so I picked up the items to the left plus 2 pencils and an addition Carmex chapstick.
I got all this for $.53, I tried to only get one pencil but the register wouldn't take my $1.00 off 2 Libby's so she added the other and it took it off successfully. We didn't need the lotion but when you buy 2 you get $4 Register Rewards.
I wasn't too hungry last night and the kids had already eaten before Chris got home so I popped this meal in the oven for him. It smelled great while it was cooking so when it was done I couldn't resist tasting it. It had a strong garlic taste but the chicken made up for that, I give this Bertolli Chicken Parm and Penne a thumbs up!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
The toy to the left was regularly priced at $19.99 onsale for $14.24.
Get a copy of the Target toy coupon book in the toy isle. There is a coupon for $5 off any LeapFrog Fridge toy.
I combined this with my $5 gift card from doing the Glade deal here Savvy Saving Momma: Glade $5 Gift Card Deal at Target making this $1.24!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This offer is only good for one standard 20-page 8" x 11" custom cover photo book per household. Coupon dispersal ends on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Free photo book must be redeemed by Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Offer does not include customary shipping & handling charges or additional pages. Offer applies only to US customer accounts and mail-order delivery to U.S. customers. Offer cannot be combined with other coupon codes. Coupon cannot be resold or otherwise transferred, and is void on the earlier of redemption or the offer end date.
My total out of pocket was $2.60, I used $10 in Gift Cards and left with $5 gift card. These are going to make great gifts!