Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

66 cents Pop Tarts

There are Pop Tarts at Walmart that have a dollar off coupon on the front of the box. Using the coupon makes them 66 cents each!

Cooking for the Holidays

This weekend, while I was at my parents' house, my Dad helped me to cook 3 Boston butts and a turkey in the smoker. It took about 6 hours but it was pretty simple to do. We put two of the butts in the big crockpot on low and left them overnight. The next morning, I could easily remove the bones and tear up the meat. It made several good meals with leftovers. The other butt and the turkey were wrapped and frozen and will be saved for Christmas week. It will be nice to have the main part of several meals already done.

Monday, November 17, 2008

FREE Monday Redbox Rental

Here is the code: 57DRW3

It is good until midnight for one rental (per card) from Redbox and Walmart.

Cheap Wet Ones

Wet Ones, travel size, are 92 cents at Walmart. They are on the check out aisles. They are in a red package. Use the coupon below to get them for 17 cents. Make sure to hit the back button and print two!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

$1 for Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour

The price of flour has really gone up over the last year. It's usually around $3 for a 5lb. bag! Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flour is $2 at Walmart right now. Use the $1 coupon and get it for $1 per bag. I have mixing half-white/half-whole-wheat flour and no one is complaining. I am getting several. For long term storage, flour should be put in the freezer for 24+ hours and then stored in an air tight container.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

General Stuff about Shopping (Stockpiling)

My main goal when shopping is not necessarily to buy what I will be needing for that week but buying the best deals. This, of course, is a little easier after you have a stockpile. I try to maintain 3-6 months of things that won't go bad. Examples are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, razors, diapers, wipes, deodorant, air freshners, cleaning products, toilet paper and like stuff. I get all of these items free or nearly free and when I find that "perfect" deal - I get as many as I can. Then, I don't have to worry about that item for "x" months unless another great deal comes along.

The same concepts works for groceries. There are plenty of items that will last a really long time so when you find a great deal on those get as many as you can. After doing this for just a little while you will have more wiggle room in your budget to get more and more of the deals.

You have to change the way you think about groceries and how and what you eat. First, stop eating out. I know it's fun but it's not necessary. There are many meals that you can fix in 15 minutes and even more in 20-30 minutes. Take your lunch to work. Pack snacks for when you go out with the kids. Sometime when you are cooking - cook two - put one in the freezer.

You have to re-think the way your plan meals. You have to learn to shop for what is the best buy and then cook from what you have. This is the opposite of what most people do - decide what you want to cook and then shop for those items. It takes a little getting used to but once you have your stockpile growing you can usually cook what you'd like to have because you will have most things.

Thank you Carlene

Thank you, Carlene, for contacting me today and passing my info on to others! If anyone is interested in a coupon/saving class, please, contact me or leave me a comment and I'll see what I can work up.

Publix Deals

The Publix B1G1 deals that I am interested in this week are Juicy Juice and Betty Crocker Frosting.

Here are the coupons: (sign up and then go to the coupons

BC frosting should be 2/$1.79 -(2)55c cpn = 69 cents for two
Juicy Juice should be 2/$3.49-(2)$1 cpn = $1.49 for two

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

8 cents for Scrubbing Bubbles

Scrubbing Bubbles are $2.08 at my Walmart. There were coupons online a little while ago (I can't find them again at the moment) for $2.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles making them 8 cents!! I would normally never buy something like but at 8 cents I got a few cans.

More FREE Cereal

I found another source of FREE cereal today. I know we could really do without more cereal but it's FREE and my boys can eat almost an entire box at one sitting! Kellog makes a ceral called
Wild Animal Crunch. At my Walmart it is marked down to $1 per box. You can get coupons from Kellog for $1 off = FREE!!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun Time at the Park

It was such a nice day that we packed a lunch and headed to the park.
When we got there there were about 6 other children there - - all girls!!!
The boys had a great time running, jumping, swinging and sliding.

FREE Always Infinity

A couple of weeks ago there were $2 off coupons in the Sunday paper. I have been trying to find a deal on these since then. Today, when I went into Kroger, there were a ton of them in a clearance bin. I don't know if this is just my store or what. They were marked down to - - - $2!!!!! So, I headed back out to the van to get my coupons!

UPDATE: I ordered 20 $2 coupons from Ebay for $1.75 and I got 15 more boxes FREE!!! That's $110 worth of items for $1.75!!!

Easy Homemade Play Dough

I have alot of Kool-Aid left over from the 4th of July Planters deals. The boys wanted to play with play dough today but our old Dollar Tree play dough was all dried up. We made our own and made it colored and scented by adding a pack of Kool Aid.

You need
1 c. flour
1 pk. Kool Aid
1/4 c. salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbsp. oil
1 c. water

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium nonstick pot. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the mixture forms a ball. Knead until smooth. Store in a closed container.

Great Walmart Trip

I had to go to Walmart to return the free movies that we "rented" and decided to get a few things for which I had really great coupons.

I got:
4 Valley Fresh Steamers veggies - FREE
6 Vlassic Dill Relish- FREE
4 Sea Pak Shrimp Poppers - 32 cents each
5 Goody hair accessories -17 cents each

$2.13 for $20.13 worth of stuff

I used the following coupons: hair stuff veggies - shrimp Vlassic coupon

Trick or Treat

On Friday night, for the third time in a week, the boys dressed up to do some candy gathering!

We walked around our neighborhood until we were too cold and then came home and had hot chocolate!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Who Wants to Watch a Free Movie?

Visit this site to find a box near you and then click on the "Get a free rental" button. You can sign up for an email that will come every Monday with a code for a free rental!!! And to sweeten the deal even more you can use the same code more than once as long as you use a different card (check card, credit card, etc.). As long as you return it the next day the rental(s) are free!!! We got three tonight. It worked like a charm!
With the free movies and the cheap hot cocoa and snacks we are set for a fun and CHEAP movie night while Daddy watches football!

Cheap Cereal at Publix

I got cereal yesterday. It was 50 cents for a big bag of Honey & Oats Blenders. It is sort of like Honey Bunches of Oats.
It is B1G1. So that sale along with the coupon makes it 50 cents per bag.

Go here to print a $1 coupon

Cheap Hot Chocolate

Depending on how much Nestle Hot Chocolate is at your local Walmart you can get it for 25 cents or maybe even free.

You can print a coupon here for 75 cents off
It's a great item to stock up on for the coming winter. My boys like the one with marshmallows that are shaped like little rabbits!

FREE Veggies

Fresh Valley Steamers are $1.00 at Walmart. The corn, green beans, peas, and mixed veggies are this price. There are some other items that are a little more that contain rice and/or sauce.

If you go to and sign up you can
print $1 coupons make the veggies FREE!!

$1 Steam and Mash potatoes at Publix

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is that last day to get these at $1 per bag. Usually, I wouldn't buy such and item but at $1 per bag it's a great thing to have in the freezer to have real potatoes in a hurry.

They are B1G1 at Publix and right on the freezer door there is a blinkie coupon for $1 off. They are usually $3.99. The sales makes them $3.99/2 -$1=$1. Woo Hoo. Not free but a great thing to have in the freezer!