Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Have I mentioned I love shopping?

I have always loved it. Of course, now the game is "How cheap can I get it?" but still....


There is a battery deal. Duracell 4 packs are $1.88. If you buy 3 and use 3 of the .75 off coupons from P&G, they will be $3.39 and you will get a $2 coupon back for your next shopping order. If your Kroger doubles that high, it is a FANTASTIC deal. Remember all of those Christmas toys will need batteries. The actual deal is spend $10 worth and get the coupon, but it is going by regular price, not the sale price, so that's a nice little bonus.

Anyhow, I bought those (obviously), and I bought 2 of the I Can't Believe it's Not Butter sticks, used 2 $1 coupons and got back a $2 coupon. It's not as great of a deal on those as they had a couple of weeks ago, but I can use them.

I got 2 pouches of Idahoan potatoes ($2 for both) and used a .75/2 coupon, so it was $1.25/both

I got more Covergirl. I am loving the $3 coupons I picked up.
2 Eye trios, final price: .14 each
1 compact, final price: .21
(Cover girl is on sale for 33% off)

Kelloggs, the deal from last week on the General Mill cereal is still there, but there was a display of Toy Story and Tony the Tiger bowls in front of the Kelloggs that said one free bowl with Kellogg's cereal. So, I bought 2 Fruit Loops, which were 2/$5, used 2 $1 coupons, and got 2 bowls. I'll add them in with my 2 younger kids' Christmas presents.

I also bought 2 Sister Schuberts rolls, on sale 2/$5 and used 2 .50 coupons, which doubled, making them $1.50 each. If you haven't had these rolls, you don't know what you're missing.

So, those were the best deals.



Oh, Walmart...I love you so. Keep in mind, I have one or 2 cashiers I go to, because they know what they are doing and they don't hassle me about my coupons. (I only use the second one if the first one isn't there :P) I want to remind you that if you buy a .97 item (for example) and the coupon is for $1...they SHOULD be put through as $1. Some cashiers don't want to take them, some will only take off .97..BUT, when Walmart turns those coupons in to the clearing house for reimbursement, they will get the FACE VALUE of the coupon, plus 8 cents. So, they will NOT lose money by putting the coupon through at the full amount. ANYWAY, here's what I bought:

I still have some buy a 5 pack of mac and cheese and get Capri-Sun free coupons, so I used one of those. It may be the last one I use. My kids are on those things like white on rice, and then they leave their empty pouches lying around. Capri-sun's future isn't looking too promising in this house.

Crisco oil $2- $1 coupon, FP (final price) $1

4 Kotex pantyliners $1 each- 2 $2/2 coupons, FP: FREE

1 sample pack Tide (.97)- 1 $1/any, FP: FREE (.03 overage)

1 travel size Olay body wash (.97)- $1/ANY, FP= FREE (.03 overage)

1 Dove deodorant, travel size (.97)- $1/any= FREE (.03 overage)

1 Endust Free $2.98- $2 coupon, FP: .98

Stay with me here...I have coupons for buy 2 reach flosses, save $3. They are .97 or so each. So, by buying 2, they are $1.94, meaning you get $1.06 overage each (assuming your cashier will allow overage, and they SHOULD, but it doesn't mean they WILL)..I bought 8. I used 4 coupons, for a total overage of $4.24. THEN, I bought my kids something for Christmas that was rolled back to $5, so at least in my eyes, I only paid .76 for it. :) That makes me really, really happy.


I also want to add that while all WalGREENS are different (apparently), the loss prevention distric person at my store told me that they DO allow overages, as long as you buy something to take up the overage. (They cannot owe YOU money) I personally wish all WG would get their act together and be like mine usually is.


Walmart is still running Jennie-o turkeys for .40/lb. Some of you may have grocery stores running them cheaper, but so far, I do not. I bought extra, because I can use the meat in several chicken dishes. It substitutes just fine.


Snapfish special today only!
100 Free Prints with any purchase of $5 or more. Expires midnight. Use code FREE5


If you have this weekend's USA today, there is a B1G1F coupon for some games. If your Kroger has them in stock, they are also B1G1F there. Depending on how the register's set up, you could get them both free, or at the very least, VERY cheap. I *think* they will also be B1G1F at Toys R Us on Black friday, but I'm not sure, and I don't know how their registers work, or if they take coupons.


Check Cellfire for new coupons!


Have a great shopping day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you to our veterans!

God bless you and thank you for your service. I am truly honored and blessed to live in America.

Applebees will be giving free meals to veterans today. Krispy Kreme is giving free donuts to veterans, and Outback will be giving a free bloomin onion and drink.

On to other things:

I went to Kroger yesterday for a quickie trip. A few deals I got:

As mentioned before, the General Mills cereals are $2.50 each, and if you buy 4, you get $4 off. So, I bought 4. I had 2 $1/1 coupons and 1 $1/2 coupons. So, I paid $3 for 4 boxes of cereal.

2 Nestle Tollhouse cookie doughs. $2 each- 2 $1 coupons- 1 .55 shortcuts coupon .73 each

1 ground beef - .50 coupon (doubled) $1.41 total

1 cover girl concealor $2.67 - $3 coupon = .33 profit

1 cover girl pressed powder $3.21- $3 coupon= $.21

1 Cover Girl mascara $3.34-$3 coupon= $.34

I found coupons on a tearpad to save $1.25 when you buy 3 of the products pictured. They were Philly Cream cheese, Baker's chocolate, and/or Jello. Philly is on sale for $1 each. So, I bought 6 and paid about .58 each

Milk 1/2 gallons were marked down to .89. I bought 6 and put some in the freezer. I shouldn't have to buy milk the rest of the month.


Here is a link to Target printables. Remember you can use them with manufacturers coupons.

******************************** is having a Leapfrog sale. Get these deals:

20% off of Leapster games, code: LFLPGAME
20% off Zippity Learning System and Games, code: LPZSW900
20% off Scout, Violet, and Fridge Learning Toys, code: LPLFT900
$10 off on Tag Reading System and $5 on Tag books, codes: LPAHW100 and LPASW500
20% off Tag Junior Book Pal and Tag Junior Books, codes: LPTJH900, LPTJB900
20% off Didj Games System and Games, code: LPDSW900


Coinstar has a good deal on when you take $40 in coins to them. Check it out here.

Blue ray Target deal:
Here is an $8 Monsters Inc coupon
Here is a $10 Blue Ray coupon for Up combo pack
There is also a $10 coupon at the Target link I gave you on both.
There is also likely a $10 coupon on the Monster's Inc box.

What you will want to do is pick up the combo pack of each movie. You will need a $1 filler. Use the coupons I linked you to, plus the coupon on the box to get them DIRT CHEAP. You can also send in for a rebate here if you buy Ronzoni pasta as well.


Get a free Lego digital designer here, and let your kids build with legos on the computer!


Use this coupon at Bath and Bodyworks, along with their Antibacterial soap sale, and get 12 for $20!


Walgreens is having a sale on Revlon...they are buy one, get one 1/2 off. I bought 2 eyeshadow quads for $6.99 each. In the coupon book this month (should be available near the ads at the store) there is a $3 coupon on eye shadow quads. I paid a little over $4 for both, and had I had Revlon coupons ( >:( ) I could have used them as well. Just a heads up.


Have a great shopping day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pantry pictures.

They go back about 2 ft. These are just some of my reg. food cabinets...not the baking ones. They need to be straightened out...((blush))

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

At least in the stores! I can't wait to decorate! Sales are starting, so keep an eye out!

I stopped at Walmart yesterday to look at what they had left from Halloween...*bliss* Halloween items were 10/$1!! (Except costumes, they were $3) I got a bunch of stuff..paid $1.54 Can't beat that!

SeeHere is offering 50 FREE 4x8 or 5x7 photo cards. Use the code freebies4mom-1109 at check out. This includes shipping so they are entirely free. This expires Nov 30th and the site is REALLY slow right now, so you might want to give it a bit. Also, new sign ups get 100 free prints (you do have to pay shipping) using the code prints, but this needs to be a seperate order.

Become a fan of Entenmann's on FB and they will let you know when they are running a $4 coupon promo! I believe you can also follow on Twitter.

$1 coupon on Campbell's Select Harvest

Here is a rebate form for Hasbro games that are purchased at Toys R Us. They are on sale this week from $3.99-$9.99 THIS week..if you buy $25 in Hasbro games, you get a $10 TRU gift card. Add that in with the rebate (especially buying the $3.99 games) and you are looking at CHEAP games! These are great for your own family or for things like Toys for Tots of the Salvation Army Angel Tree.

Lowe's has a 6 ft tree for $15.98

The Coupon Junkie has some great Target coupons match ups for Christmas presents! Check her out here:

Remember to print out the $1/2 Bar S franks at Redplum. These make for some cheap hot dogs. If you don't see it in your zip code, use 42240

There is a $5/$25 coupon at Walgreens on the's on a wrap around. You have to have $25 after coupons. You can use this for RR items and come out pretty good.

Here is a rebate for Kellogg's/Keebler products. If it doesn't show right away, click through the offers. Get $10 back on specially marked packages. This says toy voucher, but it will be a check. Be sure to read the rules. You can use coupons and get these pretty cheap, then get $10 back!

Kroger has General Mills cereal $1.50 each wyb 4. There are coupons at (link to the left) Be sure to check cellfire and shortcuts as well.

*I have been asked--you do not have to have a cell phone to use cellfire. You also do not have to have them sent to your phone, they can be loaded onto your card w/o that.

I am going to Kroger tomorrow, so we'll see what else I can find. :)

Have a great shopping day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A few goodies...

Amazon has a lot of Hasbro games on sale. Check them out!!

Here is a coupon for $1.10 off of Panko bread crumbs. Remember to click back a few times on your browser to print twice.

Here is a coupon for $2 off Renu solution. These are $1.97 in the trial section at Walmart making them FREE.

Get a sample of Garnier Nutritioniste Skin renew.

Redplum has a coupon for $1/2 Bar S bologna or hot dogs. These are fairly cheap to begin with, so this makes a great deal.

If you have a HoneyBaked ham store nearby, here is a coupon for $10 off!

Get Kelloggs coupons here.

A couple of things I love...besides freezer and my crock pot. A lot of things can go in the freezer. I have talked about this before. I have doubled rice recipes, casseroles, sides, etc...and frozen all of them for later dates. Ziplock bags are WONDERFUL for this. Check out Don't Panic Dinner's in the Freezer (cookbook) for some fantastic recipes. The freezer meals are a life saver some days.

I am also in love with my crock pot. So much that I bought 2. I love tossing everything in and it doing the work for me. They also don't heat up my kitchen! I have found some new recipes to try, so if I find something fantastic, I will let you know.


If you are on Facebook...become a Gorton's fan here. Then, click the contest tab. Look in the lower right corner and send off for a calendar with coupons inside! (This is a mail in)


Remember to follow me on Facebook! Look to the left and click follow on the FB widget.


I have been to Kroger twice more since I blogged about it (don't judge me) I need to get my receipts together to let you know what I got. I took pictures of my cabinets, but can't get my card to load to my laptop, so I am giving it a rest and I will try again later. I love love love the mega sale.


Winter is just around the corner...are you ready? Invest in a programmable thermostat to help with heating costs.

Seal any cracks and crevices around doors and windows.

Put up storm windows if you have them. You can also cover windows with plastic made for that purpose. This is good for basement windows, or windows you know you won't want to open.

If you have a fireplace, make sure the flue is closed when it's not in use.

Consider adding extra insulation in your attic.

Have your furnace inspected and replace filters. Make sure your vents are not obstructed.


I just got this email from Food Lion:

Dear Valued Customer,
As an MVP card holder and as one of our customers who has indicated a desire for e-mail messages from us, we are sending you this alert regarding a ground beef recall by one of our suppliers.Fairbank Farms notified Food Lion LLC today that our company received a portion of fresh ground beef products that are part of Fairbank Farms' national product recall. The recall is isolated to 93/7 ground beef purchased at Food Lion stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. In an abundance of caution, any customer who purchased 93/7 ground beef at Food Lion with the sell by date of Sept. 21 through Oct. 8 should return the meat to the store for a full refund. The company is removing any affected product from store shelves immediately.For more information on this and other food recalls, visit:
Thank you for being a valued customer.


Get up to 90% off on Halloween clearnace at Shindigz. Good through at least tomorrow. Free Shipping & 10% off any order SZEH7H - expires 11/13/09


Have a great shopping day!