Saturday, January 3, 2009

CVS Trip 1/3

Today I went to CVS to pick up a few of the free after ECB January items. I was shocked to see this CVS stocked with everything I went in for.

Transaction 1
4 Kid Throat Coolers 6ct $19.96 ECB earned $19.96
1 Glucerna shake 6 oz $10.49 spend $20 get $5.00 ECB weekly deal
Total $30.45

Coupons Used
$5 off $25 CVS emailed to me yesterday
$2.50 ECB my quarterly ECB printed from CVS website
2 BOGO coupons for the Kid Throat cooler
2 .50 off kid throat cooler from inside the box, previously purchased this a few weeks ago
$10.00 off Glucerna from the Glucerna website

Total out of pocket $1.97, I have a $2.99 ECB but wasn't thinking to get a filler
Earned $19.96 in ECB

Transaction 2
1 Glucerna shake 6 oz $10.49 spend $20 get $5.00 ECB weekly deal
1 Nasogel $7.99
Total $18.48

Coupons used
$3 off $15 CVS coupon
$2.99 ECB
$2.00 off Nasogel
$10.00 off Glucerna

Total out of pocket .49 Earned $7.99 and $5.00 ECB

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Money Maker at Walgreens


Here's the deal:

Select Garnier products are on clearance for $2.19, you can stack the Walgreens Instant Value Coupon $2.00 off one with $1.00 off one Manufacturer Coupon.

I got 7 Garnier Hair products, 2 Christmas candies, 1 100 grand, 1 gallon of milk and 1 banquet sausage and paid nothing out of pocket.

I actually picked up 2 lipsmackers that said $.65 each and I had $1.00 off 2 coupon I printed a few weeks ago from I questioned the cashier because I was thinking I was just going to pay tax but the total ended up being $5.03. I didn't think to have her double check the lipsmackers. I paid with $5 Register Reward. When I was walking out the door I looked on my receipt and saw the $2.59 twice and returned those, so I got back $5.50.

My walgreens still had a great selection so it isn't too late to get this great money maker!

New Coupons!

It's the first of the month and has added some nice coupons, hurry and print yours. Click on the picture above to access printable coupons.

My favorite coupons:
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $.60
Kraft or Polly O String Cheese $1.00
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries $.35

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!


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!

Month in Review

December wasn't too good of a month for us. We spent $356.87 and saved $296.98 on groceries (food only). We went over our $300.00 budget :(

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

Menu week of 12/29-1/4

Menu Plan Monday Pictures, Images and Photos

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

Walgreens Register Rewards Deal

I was on and saw this great deal.

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

CVS Trip 12/28

Since the boys have been sick I wasn't able to put too much thought into what I wanted but it worked out pretty well. No picture because I left my camera at my parent's house.

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

Total $18.95
$12 ECB
$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

Subtotal -.05
Total out of pocket with tax .31
Earned $7 ECB