Friday, April 24, 2009

K-mart Doubles

A short story to go with these great finds: I will never be doing k-mart doubles or any other k-mart shopping again. I may list some good finds, but only for my readers to brave the ridiculousness themselves. I have never had a GOOD k-mart trip, but this, by far, beat any bad trip I have had. I ended up with 16 items and I was there for over 2 hours and had to go through two different checkout lanes! And they limit you to 25 coupons per person per day so I only went to get baby stuff and a couple other things. If this would have went better I would have went back another day for other things. But some things are just not worth it in the end. That's right....I said it! Good deals...but not worth it.

Anyway, for those who didn't know, k-mart is doubling coupons up to and including $2 this week. Here's what I got:

1 Johnson & Johnson Lotion @ 5.49
2 Pedialyte singles @ 5.49 each
1 Halls 30 ct. @ 1.34
2 Ziploc freezer bags @ 2.50 each
2 Johnson & Johnson Baby Swabs @ 1.49 each
3 64 ct. Huggies Wipes @ 2.50 each
1 Glade Carpet Powder @ 1.50
1 Pull-ups @ 9.99
1 Soleil Disp. Razors @ 5.29
1 Johnson & Johnson Shampoo @ 3.79
1 Colgate Total 4oz. @ 3.29

Total before coupons - $63.52

Total out of pocket - $20.11

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Summer wordrobe shopping

Had a pretty productive day today. Between Goodwill, Salvation Army, and a couple of garage sales I have gotten the girls quite a few basics for summer. And I spent under $'s how:

For Jaylee

Gymboree One piece outfit - $1.99
Gymboree Tank - $0.99
Gymboree Capris - $2.99

Gap Tank - $1.99
Old Navy Jean Shorts - $1.99
Oshkosh Shirt - $1.99
Circo Jean Shorts - $1.99

Circo Fish Scort - $2.49
Circo Pink Scort - $1.99
Circo Heart Shorts - $2.49
Circo Striped Shorts - $0.99

For Jillian

Gap Sundress - $1.99
Gap Sundress - $1.99

Children's Place Green Shirt - $0.50
Cherokee Purple Shirt - $1.99
George Khaki shorts - $2.99
Old Navy Jean Shorts - $1.99

Children's Place Blue Tank - $1.00
Gymboree Orange Tank - $1.99
Mossimo Plaid Shorts - $1.99
Circo Pink Shorts - $2.49

2 Pairs of Jeans for Jillian because she is getting too tall too quick! - $2.99 each

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Using my stockpile - Breakfast Muffins

Ok...holidays, birthday parties, and sicknesses(hopefully) are over. Time to get back to things. Although, no promises, I am entering week 7 of my pregnancy and that usually doesn't bring good things. But I'm going to try and plow through it! So today's list of to-do's looks like this:

Thank you's for Jaylee's 1st birthday
Bake breakfast food to freeze
Organize coupons
Make shopping list

I'm going to be optimistic and say I can do it all....but we'll have to see how the kids behave ; )

Here's my first task :

Breakfast Muffins - Cranberry Applesauce

1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
not in the recipe, but I added 1 mashed banana

Mix wet ingredients first, then blend dry in. Fold in fruit and nuts. Bake in oven 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes 12.

Just tried them....YUMMY!!!!

I just wanted to add, this is called using my stockpile because I didn't have to go shopping for any of this stuff. I, of coarse, keep baking ingredients, but the cranberries were .99 from Aldi's during Christmas time. I froze a few bags of those. The banana was one that got a little past "good enough to eat" so I froze that. And the applesauce was one of many jars I got for nearly free from Meijer one week. I love that I don't have to shop every time I want to make something!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FREE Ocean Spray Juice

I've known about this deal for a while but I just got around to trying it out. So here it is:

Take this target coupon for $1 off Ocean Spray 46 oz. or larger

And this manufacturers coupon for $1 off Ocean Spray Diet Juice, Light Juice or Sugar-Free drink mixes
There was also a $1/1 in a sunday insert

These juices are on price cut at Target for $1.99. So when you combine the two above coupons your juice will be FREE!!! I got 4 today, no problems!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Go here to get your FREE Dr. Pepper. You get to choose between a coupon for a FREE 20 oz. or 2-liter bottle!!! Coupon will be sent to you within 4-6 weeks.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

God has blessed us!

With our recent pregnancy news we have received quite a bit of negativity. Everyone seems worried about us....except us! We are very excited!!! I happened to stumble upon this video which will describe some of the comments we have gotten without me even having to go into detail. In no way are we close to having seven children like this family, but you sure would thing so! This made me laugh so hard because even with my two kids and the 8 month old I babysit I get the best looks and comments in the store. I honestly can't wait until I start showing and take all three kids to the store. People really can't keep their mouths shut. Instead of saying, "you really have your hands full" why can't they say, "Wow! You sure have been blessed!" I would cry at this point if someone actually said that to me. I truly am blessed!

Meijer Super Saturday - January 24, 2008

2 Healthy Choice Steamers 2.99 each
$1/2 meijer mealbox
$1/1 x2 printable here
= $1.49 each

1 Whole Pork Loin 1.79/lb.
= $8.25

1 Loaf Meijer bread .97

1 Bag Tyson Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast 3.99

15 Starkist Tuna Packets $1.29 + 20% off = $1.03 each
3 B2G1 FREE (sunday inserts and All You Mag.)
2 B1G1 FREE (Vocal Point)
5 $1/1 (vocal point)

= .35 each

2 Colgate Total Advanced Whitening 4 oz. tube 3.49 B1G1 FREE
2 - $1.50/1 (sunday inserts)

= $.25 each

2 Soft Soap Body Wash 4.49 B1G1 FREE
2 - $1/1 printables here
= $1.25 each

Baby Deals

10 Beachnut Lets Grow toddler meal cups .99 each
3 $1/1 (sunday inserts)
7 $.75/1 (from my friend over at Just Living Life)
= .17 each

4 Beachnut Lets Grow Tummy Trays .40 each
4 .75/1 (from my friend over at Just Living Life)
Meijer adjusted the coupon value to .40
= FREE!!!

1 Gerber Toddler Yogurt Bites 2.62
$3.00/1 printable coupon here
= FREE!!!

1 Playtex Bottle Liners 50 ct. 4.19

Total oop - $31.06
Total saved - $44.66

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Walgreen Deals 1/18-1/24

Not too much to report this week ;(

Huggies Diapers or Pull Ups Jumbo packs at $9.99

$2/1 coupon from Sunday inserts or Huggies mailer
= $7.99 oop + Recieve $1 RR

Mauna Loa Chocolate-Covered Macadamias 2/$4

Buy 2 and use $3/2 ESC
= $0.50 each

Dawn Dish Soap $0.99

Use $0.50/1 coupon from Sunday inserts
= $0.49 each

Band Aid 10 0r 20 pack on sale $2.99
Buy 2, Get $3 in Register Rewards

= $5.98 oop + $3 RR, so like B1G1F with RR

**There is a huge money maker this week. I usually don't do rebates but this one I may have to do!

Orajel Cold Sore Brush or the 8-Pack of Patches 8.49
$1/1 from Sunday inserts
There are two Mail in Rebates for this item and if you do your Walgreen's rebate online then you can do the rebate from the sunday inserts with your receipt.
= $9.00 Money Maker after coupon and rebates!!!

My Meijer Trip 1/18-1/24

One thing I did not get while I was there was the boneless pork loin that was on sale for 1.79/lb. They did not have a good selection out, but I may go back and check another day.

1 bunch of bananas .59/lb.
= 1.12

1 lb. carrots
= .80

1 honey
= 1.79

1 celery
= 2.49

1 Meijer bread
= 1.29

1 Beachnut Lets Grow toddler meal .40
$1/1 Beachnut product
= .60 overage!!!

1 Oscar Meyer Turkey deli meat
= 2.98

2 Quaker Oats 1.50 each
$1/2 meijer mealbox
$1/2 (sunday inserts)
= .50 each

1 Farm Rich Mozzerella Sticks 1/2 price @ $3.49
$1/1 printable here
= 2.49

1 Freschetta Pizza
= 4.77

2 Can't believe it's not butter 1.33 each
$1/2 meijer mealbox
$.60/2 (sunday inserts)
= .53 each

2 Meijer milk 2.50 each
= 5.00

1 Meijer American cheese slices
= 2.50

2 Pace Salsas 1.67 each
.50/2 (sunday inserts)
= 1.42 each

1 Oscar Meyer Bologna 2.50
.55/1 (mailer)
= 1.95

1 Russet potatoes
= 2.50

2 Kraft Shredded Cheese 2.00 each
= 4.00

8 South Beach Diet Bars 2.00 each
$2/1 printable here
= FREE!!!

2 Bags Tyson Chicken Patties 4.50 each
$1/1 x2 (sunday inserts)
= 3.50 each

1 Johnson & Johnson Travel Kit clearanced to 2.09
$1/1 (sunday inserts)
= 1.09

Used the $5 off $50 purchase of groceries from back of Meijer weekly flyer.

Total oop - $44.28
Total saved - $62.32

Monday, January 19, 2009

On a personal note

As my readers may have noticed.....I've been a little slow posting lately. Turns out I have good reason. I am about 5 weeks pregnant with baby #3!!! We are so excited and don't worry, I will be back to regularly posting very soon. Because lets face it, with a family of 5 who doesn't need to find great deals?!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Meijer 3 Day Sale January 17-19, 2009

Here are some of the deals at Meijer starting January 17 and good until the 19th.

Aunt Millie's Homestyle Cracked Wheat or Buttermilk Bread
Buy One, Get Two FREE!
24 oz.

6 Pack Bottles 7-Up, Diet Rite, A&W or Sunkist
Buy Two, Get Three of equal or lesser value FREE!
16.9 oz. bottles.

Crest, Colgate or Aquafresh Toothpaste or Oral-B Indicator, Colgate Total or Colgate Wave Toothbrush
4 FOR $5
SAVE at least on 2.75 on 4
6.4 oz. or Oral-B Indicator, Colgate Total or Colgate Wave Toothbrush 1 ct.

$1/1 printable coupon here for Aquafresh
= $.25 each

Boneless Pork Tenderloin
2.49 lb.
SAVE 2.50 LB.
Meijer Fresh Tender and Juicy Pork Loin.

Check out your 3 day Meijer sale here.

My Meijer Trip 1/11-1/17

I wasn't really "grocery" shopping this week because hubby and I started a new diet and we already had most of what we needed, but I just wanted to pick up a few good deals this week.

2 bags Tyson frozen boneless/skinless chicken breast 4.99
.55/1 x 1 (from All You Magazine. Purchase it monthly at Walmart)
= $4.44 for 1
= $4.99 for the other

3 Bags of Chex Mix $1.00
$1/1 x 3 printables here (only 2/computer)
= FREE!!!

1 Meijer Wheat Bread $1.00

4 Totino's Pizza Roll 15ct. $1.00
$1.00/1 x2 printables here (only 2/computer)
$1.00/2 printable here
= .25 each

1 bag Lays potato chips 1.99

1 Huggies Wipes 80 ct. $2.00
.05/1 - doubled to $1.00 (sunday inserts)
= $1.00
(really just needed the box, Jillian sat on ours!)

Total oop $15.01
Total saved $26.68

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Diaper Deal

Spend at least $49 at and save $10 off your bill and free shipping by using the code SNOWSTORM. They have more than just diapers though...check them out!


1 Box Luvs Ultra Clean Wipes - 462 Count Refill




1 Luvs Extra Large Case Diapers


Size: Size 4 - 180 ct.


= $51.48

-$10 promotion code

+ Free shipping

= $41.48

We normally get our Luvs at Walmart and with the $10 off this is pretty comparable considering it is coming straight to your door for free.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Free Soy Candle

Sign up for the Toasty Candle Company Newsletter and they will send you a FREE soy candle in the mail!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Del Monte Coupon

Be one of the first 50,000 to log into your Del Monte account and receive a coupon for a FREE can of Del Monte 100 calorie fruit! If you don't already have an account be sure to sign yourself up so you don't miss out on any more of these valuable coupon deals.

Meijer Trip 1/4-1/10

Just wanted to report back on some of the good Meijer deals this week.

I took advantage of this Diaper deal:
Buy two Huggies Big Pack Supremes or Snug & Dry Diapers AND one Huggies Box Wipes 320-384 ct.
Get a $10 Meijer Gift Card at checkout.

I used 2 $1.50/1 Huggies coupons (from snail mail)
and a .50/1 Huggies wipes (snail mail doubled to $1.00)

- coupons
= $43.38
- Gift card
= $33.38

I also used the remainder of a gift card from Christmas and some bottle returns and only paid $24.90 oop!!!!

$14.90 for two boxes of Huggies Diapers and a box of Huggies wipes after $10 gift card! This is the first time I have ever bought Huggies for either of my kids. Can't beat this deal though.

Here's some other deals I got:

6 Reese's Whips .50 each
3 $1.00/2 (sunday inserts)
= FREE!!!

2 Smucker's Jelly/Jam 1.25 each
2 $0.35/1 (sunday inserts)
= .55 each

6 Campbell's Select Soups 1.25 each
3 $1/2 meijer mealbox
3 $.50/2 (sunday inserts)
= .25 each

2 Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers 1.83 each
$1/2 meijer mealbox
2 $1/1 printable here
= .33 each

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another Walgreen's Trip

I made my first Walgreen's trip the other day. You can see it here. But when I went I realized that not only the Garnier Shampoo/Condition was on sale but the hair treatments as well. So I went back today and grabbed up some more stuff. They also had the Oatmeal in stock! Yeah, Jillian loves this stuff!

All of the Garnier stuff and the Ice Cream was Free and the Quaker Oatmeal was .99 each after coupons. Of coarse, after leaving the store I realized one coupon was not accounted for but oh well.

Total oop before taxes $4.88 (should have been 3.88)
after taxes $6.32

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Walgreen's Deals 1/4-1/10

This first transaction is questionable...not sure my store will have enough of this but I did see it clearanced last week. Most stores have a lot of clearance Health & Beauty right now:

Transaction #1

Buy 8 bottles of Sunsilk receive $10 RR
use 4 $2/2 (sunday inserts)
= 10.32 but only .32 when you factor in the RR!!!

Transaction #2

2 Electrasol Gelpacks 20 ct. 3.49
use 2 $2.50/1 (sunday inserts)
= .99 each
(there is also a mail in rebate for this item)

3 Garnier Fructis products 2.99
$1/1 (sunday insert) x3
$2/1 ESC
= FREE!!!

1 Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream $3 each
$3/1 Printable (no longer available)
= FREE!!!

3 Palmolive Dish soap .79 w/in ad coupon
.50/1 (sunday inserts) x3
= .29 each

4 Quaker instant oatmeals 1.99
$1/1 printable coupon here
= .99 each

1 Slimquick Energy Shots $4
Receive $4 RR

1 Progresso Soup 1.25 each
1.10/1 printable here
= .15

Total - $10.96
Use $10 RR
= $0.96
Receive $4 RR from Slimquick shots!!!

So $11.28 oop and walk out with a $4 RR for next week!!!!

If they don't have enough Sunsilk I will do the Slimquick Shots first then use that $4RR for the rest spending $6.96 oop.


2 Electrasol gelpacks
1 Progresso Soup
1 Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
4 Garnier Shampoo/Conditioners

6 Soy Joy bars B1G1
used 3 B1G1 coupons (sunday inserts)
= FREE!!!

3 Physician Formula clearanced concealer/eye liners 1.79 each
used 3 $1/1 (sunday inserts)
= .79 each

TOTAL OOP = $5.92 including tax

Free Sample Round-Up

Free Sample of Simple harvest granola bar

Free Sample of Barbara's Organic Cereals

Free Sample of Quaker Rice Cake Snacks

Free Sample of Gold Bond Lotion

Printable Coupon Round-up

Ok, I'm back!! We had a wonderful holiday season, but now back to real life. I've been gone a while so here are a bunch of printables that popped up while I was away.

$1/1 Quaker Oatmeal

Sony DVD or Blu-Ray Coupons

More Johnson & Johnson Coupons

$1/1 Velveeta Coupon

Super Pretzel Coupons by mail

$1/1 Totino's Pizza Rolls

Dawn Coupons

Nexcare Coupons

And as always, check out on my side bar. They often change the coupons and sometimes renew the limits on the first of the month. If you see some you like print them right away because they may not be there next time you look.
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