Monday, June 27, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 6/27

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It's not terribly busy around our house this week.  Just a few things going on here and there.  My oldest is away visiting his grandparents for most of the week, so I'm taking it easy on the cooking.  I'm still getting lots of fresh veggies from my hay bale garden.  We've already harvested lots of squash, bell peppers, jalapenos, and tomatoes.  I ready to get enough tomatoes to make fresh salsa to can and put away!

Here are our dinner plans for the week:

Monday - Slow Cooker Cheeseburger soup (missed this last week)

Tuesday - Chicken alfredo pasta, broccoli

Wednesday - baked bean and cheese chimichangas, veggie

Thursday - dinner out for a fundraiser

Friday - Girl's dinner out  (the boys are having pizza and a movie night!)

Saturday - leftovers (husband working)

Sunday - tacos, zucchini

For more menu ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

Don't forget that it's Friday!  That means that it's Mega Swagbucks Friday!  That means the odds are better that you will win higher amounts of Swagbucks for searching the web!  Not familiar with Swagbucks?  Swagbucks is a search engine where you earn digital dollars periodically for doing things like searching the web.  (This is something you do anyway so you might as well get paid for it!)  Swagbucks can then be cashed in for gift cards and other merchandise.  I use mine to buy Amazon gift cards.  It only takes 450 Swagbucks to earn a $5 Amazon giftcard.  I use these giftcards to buy things such as diapers and other nonperishable items.  This really helps to lower my budget and save money!  I promise, it really works!!   Click here to learn more and to sign up!!

Weekly Shopping Trip for 6/20

Not a lot of shopping around here this week.  We just had too much going on.  Here is what I did spend.  (Sorry, no pictures)

Walmart

total spent:  $30.81
total saved:  $7.26

Brookshire's


total spent:  $1.79
total saved:  $2.20

total spent this week:  $32.60

I didn't shop at CVS or Walgreen's this week.  Hoping for some good deals next week and that I actually have time to shop!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Menu Plan Tuesday?!

It's a busy week with Vacation Bible School, lessons, dentist appts, etc. so I have not had a free minute (or at least one where I felt like getting on the computer) to post my menu plan for this week.  So here you go, a day late.

Monday - Rotini and Meatballs, broccoli

Tuesday - Mexican Tortillizzas

Wednesday - Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Thursday - hot dogs, baked sweet potatoes wedges

Friday - bacon & cheese grilled sandwiches, chips

Saturday - husband working = leftovers

Sunday - leftovers/sandwiches

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview for 6/19

Head over to the Sunday Coupon Preview and see what coupons you might find in your Sunday paper.  Remember, coupons can be regional and there is no guarantee that you will get every coupon listed and the values may differ.

We can expect the following inserts this weekend:

Smartsource
Redplum

Friday Featured Recipe

This recipe is another adaption of a Weight Watchers online recipe.  I changed it up to suit our tastes and to use the ingredients that I had on hand.  I try to have at least one meatless meal each week.  They are healthier and are more budget friendly.  This one was great.  My husband ended up having to work late and was not home for dinner, so there were plenty of leftovers!






Bean and Rice Casserole
1 15 oz. can black beans (I use dried, cooked) or pinto beans, rinsed
1 c. cooked rice (white or brown)
1 c. corn (frozen or canned, drained)
3/4 c. light sour cream
3/4 c. shredded cheese
2 T. chopped green chiles
1/4 c. sliced green onions (green part only)
1/4 t. each salt, pepper, chili powder
1 c. corn (frozen or canned, drained)

Mix all together, reserving a small amount of cheese for the top.  Pour into greased 2 qt. dish.  Bake 30-40 min or until golden and bubbly.  Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.  Serve with corn muffins.  This is 6 Weight Watchers servings and probably 4 regular servings.  It could easily be doubled/tripled to feed larger families.  

I try to always have cooked beans in my freezer.  It is much more economical to buy dried beans and cook them than to buy canned beans.  You can also control what goes into them.  I typically pay around $.50-$.75 (on sale) for 1 lb of dried beans.  This easily makes the equivalent of 5-6 cans of beans.  I usually keep both pinto and black beans on hand in the freezer for easy, throw together meals.

Weekly Shopping Trip for 6/13

I didn't do a lot of shopping this week.  Only stopped at Walgreen's, Dollar Tree and Walmart.  I was  excited to actually find the items I wanted in stock at Walgreen's even though I didn't do my shopping early like I normally do.  Maybe that is because of the daily limits that have been put in place in some of the Tyler stores.  I only have a picture from Walgreen's.  The Walmart trip was an issue in itself (that's a whole different story) so by the time I got home my groceries were mostly thawing/room temp and needed to be put away.

Here is how the week went:

Walgreen's

Trans #1
Purchased:
(1) Blistex Men @ $2
(1) Bayer Advanced @ $3
(2) Dial 12 oz lotion @ $4.99/each
(1) Granola bar @ $.25
total:  $15.23
Used:
(1) $2/1 Bayer insert Q from 6/12
(2) $2/1 Dial lotion or body wash from 6/12
Bogo Sale on Dial (took off $4.99)
(2) $2 RR
total spent:  $.24
RR received: $1 for Bayer and $2 for Blistex

Trans #2
Purchased:
(4) Nestle Crunch Bars @ $.39
(1) Bayer Advanced @ $3
(2) Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaner @ $2.99/each
(2) Granola bars @ $.25/each
total:  $11.04
Used:
(1) $2/1 Bayer insert Q from 6/12
(4) $.35/1 Nestle Crunch printable (I don't believe these are available anymore)
(1) $1/2 Lysol insert Q from 6/12
Bogo sale on Lysol (took off $2.99)
(1) $.99 RR
(1) $1.50 RR
total spent:  $1.16
RR received:  $1 for Bayer

Total:  $1.40
Total saved:  $30.50 (sale and coupons)

*I could have used my $2 RR from T1 but decided to pay a little more and get rid of my smaller ones instead.*

Walmart/Dollar Tree
Total spent:  $44.84
Total saved:  $21.53 (price matching and coupons)

Total spent this week:  $46.24
Total saved:  $52.03

Monday, June 13, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 6/13




We don't have a lot going on this week.  Now next week is a different story...


Here are our dinner plans for this week:

Monday- Chili Spiced Braised Beef over pasta, green beans (slow cooker meal)

Tuesday - chicken tenders w/buffalo dipping sauce, mac & cheese, zucchini

Wednesday - Bean and rice casserole, corn muffins

Thursday - mini meatloves, potato and bacon pie, peas and carrots

Friday - dinner out

Saturday - leftovers/sandwiches

Sunday - Father's Day dinner with family

For more meal plan ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip for 6/5

I did my shopping early this week and didn't do a whole lot of it.  I don't even plan to shop at CVS or Walgreen's this week *GASP*.    That's what I like about having a nice stockpile, I don't HAVE to go shopping!  I did go to Walmart and Brookshire's for the sales and few good deals, as well as milk, produce, etc.  I also stopped in Dollar Tree for bread and picked up a couple of things at Target.

Brookshire's


Brookshire's had a BOGO sale this week so I was able to get some good deals and have restocked my freezer!

Here is the breakdown:

Purchased: (BOGO for $.01)
(2) Fast Fixin's chicken @ $7  = $3.50 each
(2) Ground Turkey @ $3.80 = $1.90 each
(2) Boneless Pork Chops @ $3.87 = $1.94 each
(2) Nature Valley Granola bars @ $3.56 (- $.50/2 insert coupon) = $1.53 each
(2) Classico Pasta Sauce @ $2.89 (-$1/2 insert coupon) = $.95 each
(4) Lean Cuisine @ $5.46 (-$1/4 insert coupon) = $1.37 each
(2) Turkey Meatballs @ $4 = $2 each
(2) Nilla Wafers @ $4 = $2 each
(2) 5 lb Russet potatoes @ $3 = $2.50 each

Total spent:  $35.08
Total saved:  $39.72 or 53%

*you can search the coupon database on the right for the specific Qs that I used during my trip.  I threw the post up during a small window of time and didn't have time to get the info for you.  I know there are several Qs for the Granola bars.


Walmart/Dollar Tree

I didn't save a lot with coupons at Walmart this week, and I didn't do any price matching.  I did get a few deals on produce and the frozen pizza, however.

Fresh corn on the cob was on Rollback for 10/$1 so I grabbed 10 of those to freeze.  Strawberries were on Rollback for $1/lb, so I grabbed 2 of those to freeze.  (My little one LOVES them!)  The Totino's frozen pizza was on Rollback for $1 each.  I bought 4 and used a $.50/4 insert Q making them just $.86 each.  (These are cheap lunches!)  I also grabbed 2 Pictsweet frozen veggies for $.96 each and used a Q for $.75/2 making them $.59 each.  The Borden singles were $1.98 and I used a $1/1 Q to get those for $.98.  The tiny bottle of Heinz is $.60 in the deli and I used a $.50/1 Q, making it just $.10.  )Figured I'd stick it back for a picnic or camping trip.)  I also grabbed 2 gallons of milk, Sweet 'n low, chips (my Hubby pleaded for the Julio's!), tuna, sour cream, biscuits and cinnamon rolls along with bananas,  avacado and cilantro (for tonight's pork chops!).   I grabbed the bread at the Dollar Tree for $1.

Total spent:  $31.90
Total saved:  $2.75 (not including Rollbacks - I forgot to check the regular price)


Target




I grabbed 2 small boxes of granola bars (from the $ spot) for $1/each and used a $.50/2 insert Q making them $.75/each.
The Lipton was $1.97 each and I used a $1/2 Target printable and a $.60/2 insert Q making each box $1.17.

Total spent:  $3.84
Total saved:  $2.10


Total spent this week:  $70.82
Total saved:  $44.57


And that's it!!  I plan to do no more shopping this week!!  I spent more than I normally do to stock up on the deals at Brookshire's but I still came in UNDER budget for the week!

Menu Plan Monday 6/6

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So far, we are enjoying our Summer!  The heat is on in Texas right now, so we are trying to take advantage of our outdoor grill when we can and keep the heat out of the kitchen during these hot days!  There were lots of good deals on meat this week so we are eating quite a bit of it.

Here are our dinner plans for this week:

Monday-  Mayo Pork Chops (Thanks Pary Moppins!), cheesy broccoli
Tuesday- dinner out (gift card we were given)
Wednesday- Turkey Tacos
Thursday- (breakfast for dinner) turkey bacon, eggs, biscuits
Friday- BBQ grilled chicken, potato packets, green bean packets
Saturday- Chicken Enchiladas, zucchini (fresh from the garden!)
Sunday- dinner at church

For more menu planning ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mega Swagbucks Friday!

It's Friday and that means it's Mega Swagbucks Friday!!  This means, the odds are greater to win higher amounts of Swagbucks by doing web searches!  Not familiar with Swagbucks?  Swagbucks is a search engine that periodically rewards you for searching the web,  something you already do anyway!  You can use these Swagbucks to earn prizes such as Amazon Gift cards.  I use my Amazon gift cards to buy diapers and other non - perishables which helps me save on my overall budget!  Give it try!  Go here to learn more and to sign up!

Friday Featured Recipe

I recently started Weight Watchers so lose the last few pounds from my son who is 15 months old.  :)  We tried these Chicken Tortillizzas from Weight Watchers (slightly modified) and we loved them!  I knew the kids wouldn't eat them with the peppers, so they had something else.  Sorry, I completely forgot to take a picture before we had eaten them all!  This will be a keeper for sure!

Spicy Chicken Tortillizzas
(makes 4 servings)
2 frozen chicken breasts (about 8 oz), roasted and finely chopped
4 flour tortillas (6 in)
2 T. chopped jarred jalapeno peppers
1 t. juice from peppers
4 t. reduced calorie mayo
1 t. lime juice, optional
salt, cumin, garlic powder and chili powder to taste (it doesn't take much, just taste as you go)
1/2 c, shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions:
Combine the chicken, peppers, juice, lime juice, mayo and seasonings.  Set aside.  Coat skillet with cooking spray.  Heat tortillas (one at a time) over medium heat until slightly browned on each side.  Don't over cook.  Top each tortillas w/ 1/4 of chicken mixture.  Spread to edges.  Top each w/ shredded cheese.  Return to skillet (one at a time) on low heat.  Cover with lid until cheese is melted and the bottom is crispy (1-1 1/2 min).  Be careful not to burn them!  I served them with baby carrots.

*I suppose that you could do these on an electric skillet if you wanted to cook them all at once.  Just don't worry about covering them.  I haven't tried them that way but assume it would be fine.

In my Mailbox...



I had several freebies in my mailbox this week:

Free 10.5 oz "sample" of Chex Mix Muddy Buddies (yummy!)  This was an awesome sample!!  I don't know if it's still available but check out the Chex Mix Facebook page.
Free sample of Gold Bond Ultimate Body Wash & coupon
Free sample of TRESemme shampoo/conditioner
Free Pilates DVD from veria TV
3 Free 20 oz Coke coupons from My Coke Rewards (click the link to find out how to get free Coke!)

I am not sure which of these you can still get but check the links!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip for 5/29

I had to do my shopping a day early this week because of the holiday.  I also bought some extra things (ice cream, popsicles, etc) that I don't normally buy for a holiday get together.  All in all, I still came in under budget.  Sorry, but I don't have a picture from Walmart.  It was late when I got home and I was just ready to be done with it and finally sit down.  Shopping the day before a holiday is not fun! :) I still need to make a trip to Target so I'll post that trip later.

CVS






Trans. #1


Purchased:
2 Mars candy singles @ 2/$1
1 Crest toothpaste @ $1.99
1 Prep H wipes @ $3.99
total:  $6.98

Used:
(1) $2/1 Prep H printable
(1)  $4 ECB from Revlon
total spent:  $.98
total saved:  $9.48 (includes sale and coupons)
ECB received: $1 from Mars, $1 from Crest, $3.99 from Prep


Trans. #2

Purchased:
(4) Hershey's Drops/Reese's Pieces @ 2/$5
1 CVS Green Bag Tag @ $.99
total:  $10.99

Used:
(2) $2/2 Hershey's stand up bags from 5/1 SS
(1) Free Green Bag Tag coupon from the scanner
(1) $3.99 ECB from Prep
(1) $1 ECB from Mars
(1) $1 ECB from Crest
total spent:  $.01
total saved:  $17.94 (includes sale and coupons)
ECB received:  $3 from candy


Total spent:  $.99
Total saved:  $27.42

**The Revlon is in the pic, but it is from last week.  I also picked up the 4 Crystal Light singles which were free with (2) $1 coupons from the coupon scanner.  I did that transaction on Sat. and spent $0 oop so it didn't add to my weekly total.)



Walgreen's




Trans. #1

Purchased:
(1) Applied Nutrition Calcium @ $10
total:  $10


Used:
(1) $5/1 Applied Nutrition IVC (this has been noted that this Q is beeping, but the clerk pushed it though for me with no problem)
(1) $5 RR from Advil last week
new total:  $0
total saved:  $10
RR earned:  $10 from Applied Nutrition

Trans. #2

Purchased:
(2) Ecotrin 45 ct @ $3.49/ea
(2) Colgate Max @ 2/$5
(1) Icy Hot @ $.99
(1) Aqua Fresh kids @ $2.29
(1) Illy Coffee drink @ $2
(1) Doritos @ $1.99
(1) Dz. Eggs @ $.89
(1) BC Powder @ $1.50
total:  $21.64

Used:
(2) $1.50/1 Ecotrin from 5/1 RP
(1) $1/1 Icy Hot from 5/1 SS (adj. down to $.99)
(1) $1/1 Aqua Fresh Kids from 4/17 SS
(1) in ad Q for Ecotrin (took off $5)
(1) in ad Q from Aqua Fresh (took off $1.30)
(1) $10 RR from AN
total spent:  $.35
total saved: $27.35 (sale and coupons)
RR received:  $.99 from Icy Hot, $2 for Illy, $1.50 for BC, $2 for Colgate


Total spent:  $.35
Total saved:  $37.35


Walmart


Total spent:  $40.21
Total saved:  $11.88 (price matching and coupons)




Total spent this week:  $41.55
Total saved this week:  $76.65 or 65%

Monday, May 30, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 5/30

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With the holiday and my husband working out of town at the end of the week, we don't have many meals to cook this week.  The stuffed shells are in my freezer and we're doing hot dogs since I got a good deal on those this week.  Enjoy the holiday and remember to honor those who have fallen for our freedom.

Monday - Memorial Day family get together

Tuesday - Chicken Tortillizzas (missed this last week), baby carrots

Wednesday - chili dogs, sweet potato fries

Thursday - Enchilada Stuffed Shells, green beans

Friday - hubby gone (we will FFOS - fend for ourselves)

Saturday - hubby gone (we will FFOS)

Sunday - sandwiches or leftovers

For more menu plan ideas, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Shopping Trip 5/27



I ran to Walmart yesterday armed with my Nexcare bandaid coupons only to find that they were all out.  I wasn't really surprised by this since the Q was a PDF that could be printed unlimited times.  Hopefully, they will restock and I can grab them next time.  I went ahead and grabbed a few other things while I was there.  Here is the breakdown:

Purchased:
(1) Pkg Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries @ $2.76
(1) Cottonelle wipe tub @ $2.22
(1) 5 ct Zyrtec @ $5.27
(1) Pert Plus travel size @ $.97
(1) KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce @ $.99 (PM from Brookshire's)
total:  $12.21

used:
(1) Free Sweet Potato Fries coupon received by mail
(1) Free Cottonelle tub coupon received by mail
(1) free 5 ct Zyrtec received by mail
(1) $1/1 Pert Plus (no size restriction) insert coupon from 5/15 SS
(1) $1/1 KC Masterpiece insert coupon from 5/15 SS
total spent: $-.04 (and yes, Walmart paid me $.04!)
Total saved:  $12.63 (PM and coupons)

I try to take advantage of free offers anytime I see them.  Facebook is great for finding lots of freebie promos that companies offer.  The blogs that I follow usually point them out.  You can also snag high value coupons from FB promos.  Often times, I miss out (as they limit them) or don't see them until it's too late (as I try not to live on the computer), but sometimes I get lucky!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Swagbucks!!

Search & Win

It's Friday and that means it's Mega Swagbucks Friday!  This means that the odds are better for winning higher amounts of Swagbucks!

It's been a while since I've talked about Swagbucks.  I admit that I, too, was skeptical at first but boy was I wrong!  I just ordered another box of FREE diapers using my Swagbucks gift cards I had earned though Amazon.  I typically earn about $25/month worth of Amazon gift cards.  This is a huge help to my budget!!

Not familiar with Swagbucks?  Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you periodically for searching the internet.  Something you do everyday anyway!  Why not make a little extra money while you're at it! You can also earn Swagbucks by finding codes, watching videos and taking daily polls.  There is even a nifty toolbar that you can download so that searching is always at your fingertips.  I use my points for Amazon gift cards, but there are tons of other prizes available too!   Go here to learn more and to sign up today!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

In My Mailbox...


These are the freebies I've gotten in the mail over the last couple of weeks.  Signing up for free samples is a great way to get high value coupons.  I try to only sign up for the samples of things that I would actually use.  I also got several free product coupons.

Here is what I got:
Purex w/Zout sample and Q
Free Gillette Fusion razor and Q
Free sample of Boogie wipes and Q
Free sample of Folger's coffee
Free samples (6 different ones) of Taster's Choice coffee and Q
Free Zone nutrition bar and Q
Free sample of Eucerin lotion and Q
Coupon for a free bag of Ore-Ida Sweet Pototo fries
Coupon for a free bottle of Bob's All Purpose Sauce
Coupon for a free 5 ct. Zyrtec
Coupon for a free tub of Cottonelle wipes

I have no idea what else I've signed up for that I haven't gotten yet!  It's been a busy couple of weeks for my mailman!  It's exciting when the mail comes (I think I might need to get a life!)

Weekly Shopping Trip for 5/22

While I still spent UNDER my budget this week, there were quite a few "extra" things I bought so my total is a little higher than normal at Walmart.  Part of that was the 3 lb. bags of chicken that I price matched!  I did get some good deals, however, with price matching and coupons.

I shopped at Walmart, CVS and Walgreen's this week.  I did go to Target but they were out of the things that I had hoped to pick up.  I doubt that I will make it back there this week.

Here is the breakdown:

CVS


Only 1 transaction this week:

Purchased:
(3) Jars Ragu Spaghetti sauce @ 3/$5
(3) Jars Skippy peanut butter @ 3/$5
(1) pack Trident gum @ $.99
(1) Green Bag Tag @ $.99
total: $11.98

Used:
(1) $50/1 Ragu from 5/22 (1) $10 ECB
(1) Free Green Bag tag from coupon scanner
total spent: $.49
total saved:  $19.87 (includes sale and coupons)
ECBs received: $3 from Ragu/Skippy & $.99 from Trident



Walgreen's




Trans #1
Purchased:
(1) Tone body wash @ $3.99
(1) Scunci hair bands @ $2
total:  $5.99

Used:
(1) $2/1 Tone printable (no longer available)
(1) $3 RR
total spent:  $.99
total saved:  $6.49 (includes sale and coupons)
RR received: $3 for Tone & $2 for Scunci


Trans #2
Purchased:
(1) Tone body wash @ $3.99
(1) granola bar @ $.25
total:  $4.24

Used:
(1) $2/1 Tone printable
(1) $2 RR from Scunci
total spent: $.24
total saved:  $4.50 (includes sale and coupons)
RR received:  $3 from Tone

Trans #3
Purchased:
(2) Advil 40 ct @ $4.99/ea
(1) granola bar @ $.25
Total:  $10.23

Used:
(1) $4/2 Advil from 5/22
(2) $3 RR from Tone
total spent:  $.23
total saved: $14.00 (sale and coupons)
RR received:  $5 from Advil

Total:  $1.46
Total saved:  $24.99
RR remaining:  $5

This was not really a huge week for me at Walgreen's.  There just weren't many deals that I needed/wanted to take advantage of.




Walmart & Dollar Tree



Total spent:  $54.43
Total saved:  $15.49 (coupons and price matching)

Here are the deals I got:
(2) Pilgrim's Pride 3 lb bags chicken breasts @ $5 (PM)
(2) Oscar Mayer deli lunchmeat @ $2 (PM)
    - used $1/2 Q
(1) Doritos @ $2 (PM)
(3) boxes Pop-Tarts @ $1.69 (PM)
   - used $1/3 Q
(1) Country Bob's sauce @ $2.24
   - used Free product Q received by mail
(1) Black Flag Fly paper @ $.98
   - used $1/1 Q
(2) Mom's Best Oatmeal @ $1
   - used (2) $.75/1 printable Q

It was kind of one of those weeks where I found my self out of several things that I needed at the same time.  I try not to let that happen so I don't have to buy it all at once, but the last few weeks have been hairy busy so I wasn't paying attention as much as I normally do.  It happens sometimes!


Trip total:  $56.38
Trip total saved:  $60.35  (a 52% savings!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Advanced Couponing Class - Tyler Area

If you have a basic understanding of coupons and have had some experience at CVS and Walgreen's, then this is the class for you!

Cricket, from Thrifty Texas Penny, and I will be teaching a class on rolling RR's and ECB's on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 in Tyler.  If you are interested fill head over to Thrifty Texas Penny and fill out the form and we will contact you with the location.  There is no charge, but we are asking for a $1 donation to help cover the cost of expenses.  Spaces are limited, so if you sign up and are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP so that we can fill your spot.  This will be a fun night you won't want to miss!!  I hope to see some of you that were at the first class again too!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Menu Plan Monday for 5/23

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School's out for Summer!  At least for us it is.  Now we can slow down a little.  Although summers are packed with lots of fun things around here, we don't have to rush around so much (and we can sleep in a little!) 

Here is our dinner menu for the week:

Monday - Cheeseburger Casserole, steamed broccoli

Tuesday - Stove Top Chicken Bake (tons of this in my stockpile)

Wednesday - out for dinner

Thursday - Mexican Tortillizzas (sort of like a tostado), baby carrots

Friday - Spaghetti, green beans, bread

Saturday - Crunchy Picante Salad

Sunday - Egg Salad BLT

To see more menu ideas, head over to I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hay Bale Garden Update #1 - See How the Garden Grows

If you are new here, you can read about the start of my hay bale garden here.  


My hay bale garden is growing right along!    I have tomatoes, squash and peppers (bell and jalapeno) growing great!  I lost a few of my squash plants when my dog decided she needed to "hunt" them!  That's when we added to fence.  This is such an easy garden.  No bending.  No squatting.  No digging.  Water a couple times a day is all that's needed!  (Every few weeks, I'll add a little blood meal to the tops of the bales.)  I even have a few bell peppers already!!  I'm ready to start eating them!!

Friday Featured Recipe

This week, I wanted to give this recipe a try.  However, the list of ingredients was long and some were just unnecessary, I thought.  Most of all I wanted to lighten it up.  I came up with these Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas.  I made them up ahead of time and popped them in the fridge until dinner time.  I served them with a side of rice and sauteed squash and zucchini.  They were delicious and I will certainly file this recipe in my box!!  (Sorry the pic isn't the best.  My camera is acting up.)



Chicken & Spinach Enchiladas
1 frozen chicken breast, cooked and chopped
2 oz. canned, diced green chiles
1 c. frozen corn
2-3 c. fresh spinach, torn into pieces (you could use frozen, but drain it well)
4 oz. mexican shredded cheese
4 oz. cream cheese
salt/pepper to taste
couple dashes onion powder (or chopped onion)
8 medium flour tortillas

Sauce:
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
chili powder/cumin/onion powder/garlic powder/salt
(just season to your liking)
1/2 c. water to thin
directions: Heat all together, adding more water in needed.  Adjust seasoning if needed. (Sorry I don't have exact measurements on this.  I'm kind of a taste it and see what it needs type of cook!)



Spray skillet with cooking spray.  Stir corn and green chiles over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until tender.  Add chicken.  Heat through.  Add in seasoning to taste.  Add in spinach and stir until just wilted.  Stir in cheeses and stir until melted.  Place mixture in center of each tortilla and place, seam side down, in sprayed dish.  Bake, uncovered, @ 350 for about 15 minutes (30 min. if made ahead and cold).    Top with sauce.  Bake another 10-15 minutes.

**We had the leftovers for lunch today, and they were just as good reheated.  The best part is that they don't get soggy and fall apart!**

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip for 5/15

I intended to post this yesterday, but it's the last few days of school and things are a bit crazy this week.  The grocery store sales don't change until tomorrow (Wed.) so you can still take advantage of these deals today!

Tomorrow is the last day of school for my son, so I will be able to resume posting more frequently.  I will start posting my weekly menu again each Monday as well.  You'll still have to check out Thrifty Texas Penny for the store matchups!!

My hay bale garden is growing right along!  I'll share some pictures later this afternoon.

Here is the breakdown of my shopping trip:


CVS






Trans. #1

Purchased:
(1) John Freida Hair color @ $11.99
(1) Lady Speed Stick @ $2.99
(1) cereal @ $1
total:  $15.98 (@ sale prices)
Used:
(1) Free John Freida Hair color coupon (offer from sometime ago by mail)
(1)$.50/1 Speedstick from 5/1 SS
(1) $3 ECB
total spent:  $.49
total saved: $17.39 (includes sale and coupons)
ECB received: $2 from JF, $2 from SS

Trans #2


Purchased:
(1) Neutrogena sunscreen stick @ $8.49
(1) Neutrogena suncreen spray @ $10.99
total: $19.48 (@ sale prices)
Used:
(1) $3/$10 Healthcare purchase from the CVS scanner
(2) $2/1 Neutrogena printable
(2) $2 ECB from T #1
(1) $5 ECB from Beauty Club Purchases
total spent:  $3.48
total saved:  $16.00 (includes sale and coupons)
ECB received: $10


Total oop:  $3.97
Total saved:  $33.39
ECB remaining: $10

Brookshire's

Normally, I don't shop at Brookshire's for the 1 or 2 things that are on sale that week.  I just price match at Walmart.  This week, however, they had quite a few good deals and I wanted to pick up some produce.  Remember, today is the LAST day you can get these prices.  They will have a new ad starting tomorrow.

Purchased:
(2) Food Club 24 ct tea bag @ $1/ea
(2) Armour Lunchmaker (my WM does not carry these) @ $1.09/ea  (I had planned on getting the lunchables at $1/ea but they did not have the pizza , which is the only one my picky 9 year old will eat.)
(2) Pillsbury Toaster Strudels @ $2/ea
(1) Food Club 4pk pudding @ $1
(1) Doritos @ $2
(1) 1 lb mini carrots @ $1
(1) sweet potato @ $.55
(2) ears corn @ $.50/ea (these are cheaper @ WM, but these are MUCH cleaner)
(1) Food Club biscuit @ $1.25 (we don't eat these often, so not something I stock up on)

Used:
(1) $.60/2 Toaster Strudel peelie attached to package (a nice surprise!)

total spent:  $14.38
total saved: $7.79 (includes sale and coupon)


Walmart & Dollar Tree




Since the grocery store sales were so good this week , I thought I might be able to get away with not chopping at Walmart.  I was wrong.  I made the trip to Super 1 only to find out that not only were they out of ads (that had in-ad Qs), but the sale items were pretty much gone - and this was on the 2nd day of the sale!  So, I decided that I would wait until my weekly Walmart trip and price match the items I was wanting to stock up on.  And frankly, Walmart is just cheaper on the things I buy every week (milk, etc) that rarely go on sale or have coupons.  So, I guess I'll just have to keep shopping there!

I recently discovered a store that I never really thought about for groceries - Dollar Tree!  And since it shares a parking lot with the Walmart that I shop at, it's a no brainer.  The bread that I normally buy for my family is $2.18 at Walmart.  The same exact bread is $1 at the Dollar Tree (and it's not out of date bread!)  I grabbed some cereal bars and graham crackers there too and spent $3.


Everything in the picture above cost only $35!


Here is the breakdown of the price matching and Qs that I used:


Purchased:
(4) 8.75 oz bags Chex Mix @ $1.33/ea (price match (PM) w/ Walgreen's)
(2) Cheezit's @ $1.50/ea (PM with Super 1 Q)
(10) boxes Kraft mac & cheese @ $.50/ea (PM w/ Super 1 Q)
(1) Peter Pan peanut butter 16.3 oz @ $1.48 (PM w/ Super 1)
(1) Bird's eye family dinner @$3.68
(1) Ken's 8 oz salad dressing @ $1.42
(2) Pictsweet frozen deluxe veggie sides @ $.96/ea
(1) Pepperidge Farm Baked Crackers @ $2.98
(1) Butterball turkey bacon @ $2.38
total: $27.18
Used:
(2) $1/2 Chex Mix 4.5 oz or larger from 5/1 SS
(1) $3/1 Bird's Eye printable (from Facebook game)
(1) $1/1 Ken's dressing from 5/8 SS
(1) $.75/2 Pictsweet sides insert Q
(1) $.35/1 Butterball bacon peelie on pkg. (another nice surprise)
(1) $1/1 Pepperidge Farm baked snacks from 4/10 SS
new total: $18.76
Along with the other things I bought:
total spent:  $32
total saved (includes sale, PM, and coupons):  $16.32

I did a 2nd transaction earlier in the day to grab some produce and spinach (didn't have time for my whole trip, but needed it for dinner last night) and spent $3.59.

Total spent this week:  $56.94
Total saved:  $57.50


No Target or Walgreen's this week.

Just a reminder about price matching with coupons:  Please make sure that you check the product size/type stated in the ad and do not rely on the picture alone.  Often, the product picture and size/type stated do not match.  Also, if you are using a coupon as well, please check to make sure that it matches the product description.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip for 5/8

I got all of my shopping done early this week.  I managed to get to all the stores in the same day!  (Sorry I forgot to take any pictures!!  It's been a busy week already!)

Walgreen's


The Pampers were the only thing I planned to buy this week.  I had to burn some of my RR, but I can't pass up diapers at that price!


Here is the breakdown:


Trans. #1
Purchased:
(2) jumbo Pampers @ $9/ea
(1) tub Pampers wipes @ $2.99
(4) Sunbelt granola bars @ $.25/ea
total:  $21.99

Used:
(1) $2/1 Pampers from P&G book I recieved by mail
(1) $1.50/1 Pampers from 5/1 P&G
(1) $.50/1 Pampers wipes from 5/1 P&G
(1) $2/1 Pampers Walgreen's Q from Infant care book (took off $4)
(3) $3 RR
(1) $2 RR
total spent: $2.99
total saved:  $22.98 (including sale)
Received $3 RR and a $5 cat for a future Pampers purchase


Trans. #2
Purchased:
(1) jumbo Pampers @ $9
(1) sunbelt granola bar @ $.25
total:  $9.25

Used:
(1) $1.50/1 Pampers from 5/1 P&G
(1) $2/1 Pampers Walgreen's Q
(1) $5 cat from trans. #1
total spent:  $.75
total saved:  $10.49 (including sale)




CVS


A slow week at CVS!  Only a couple of things I stopped for.

Trans. #1
Purchased:
(2) gallons/milk @ $2.99/ea*
(2) Duncan Hines brownie mix @ $.83/$.84/ea (these are the snack size boxes)
total: $7.65

Used:
(2) $50/1 Duncan Hines printable (I don't believe these are available anymore)
(1) $3 ECB
total spent: $3.65
total saved:  $5.93
Received $2 ECB for milk


* this ended up being $1.49/gallon for milk not including the ECB I got back!


Trans. #2
Purchased:
(1) Covergirl/Olay foundation @ $15.79
total:  $15.79

Used:
(1) $1/1 Covergirl from 5/1 P&G
(1) $5.54 ECB
(1) $2 ECB
total spent:  $4.25
total saved:  $11.54
received $3 ECB and a $5 ECB from Beauty Club


Walmart

total spent $26.72
total saved (price matching and Qs):  $25.78

I ended up with:
 6 bags of Kraft cheese
 2 Hillshire farms lunchmeat
 4 canned veggies
 2 bags Lay's potato chips
and a whole lot more!!

Target

Purchased:
2 bags MP frozen chicken nuggets @ $3.99/ea
total: $7.98

Used:
(1) $1.50/2 MP chicken Target printable
total spent :$6.48
total saved:  $1.50

Total spent this week: $44.84
Total saved:  $78.22!

I have skimmed though the sale ads for next week and it looks like there are a lot of good deals at Super 1 and Brookshire's.  I am challenging myself to buy VERY LITTLE at Walmart next week and shop those store for the sales!  There are a few things that I can still get cheaper (milk!) at Walmart.  I would love to only have to stop at Walmart for that and not have to price match!  We'll see how it goes!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Target Shopping Trip 5/6

I decided to run to Target and check out the clearance toys this afternoon.  My son's birthday is coming up and he loves Lego's.  Lego's, at full price, are very expensive.  I was hoping a set that I had seen on clearance a few weeks ago would be cheaper (and still in stock) today.  I was so excited that they still had them and that they were marked 75% off!!  I also grabbed a few other things too.

Here is what I got:



Trans #1
Purchased:
1 toddler sippy cup @ $3.57 (not a great deal but I needed it)
1 Suave dry shampoo @ $2.74
2 John Frieda haircolor @ $11.99/ea (Target is offering a free $5 GC wyb 2)
total:  $30.29

Used:
(2) $5/1 John Frieda haircolor from 5/1 SS
(2) $5/1 John Frieda haircolor Target printable
(1) Suave free product coupon (by mail)
new total:  $7.67 (incl. tax) 
total saved:  $22.74
Received a $5 Target GC

Trans #2
Purchased:
(1) Tron Toy @ $5.99
(1) Tron Toy @ $4.98 (clearance at 75% off)
(2) Tron Toys @ $2.99/ea
(1) Lego set @ $25.24 (clearance at 75% off)
total:  $45.67 (incl. tax)


Used:
$5 GC from Trans #1
total:  $40.67
total saved:  $90.66


I saved so much on the Lego set that I was able to add in some extra things and still come out under my birthday budget even paying full price for some of them!!

In My Mailbox...

Lot's of Freebies in the mail this week!

Here's what I got:
Free Club Lego magazine (my 8 year old loves this!)
Coupon for free Suave Professionals
Coupon for free Uncle Ben's Ready Rice
Free O.R. Popcorn bowl w/ coupons
Free EOS hand lotion (won from facebook) w/ coupons
Free Febreze full size luminary and full size wood wick candle w/ coupons ( this was a promotion for Teacher of the Year, which arrived too late to participate in)
Free Annie's garden gloves and seeds w/ coupons

I am so excited when the mail comes!!  Signing up for free samples is a great to get high value coupons!!

Weekly Shopping Trip for 5/1

For those of you that were able to attend the coupon class last night, it was so nice to meet all of you!  We had a great turnout and Cricket of Thrifty Texas Penny did an awesome job of making sense of the crazy world of couponing and Walgreen's!!  I learned a few things too!  Cricket has all the CVS and Walgreen's matchups ready for next week so head over to her site and take a peek.  Don't forget to check out the Brookshire's matchups and weekly menu from Julie at Pary Moppins, too.

If you haven't already, go check out the Tyler Area Coupon Club on Facebook.  Pamela scours the stores for all the local deals and passes the info on to you!

Here is the breakdown of my weekly shopping trip for this week.  I didn't make Target :(.  I'm changing the format up a little this week also.  

CVS




Purchased:
(2) Colgate Max @ $2.77/ea
(2) Ivory bar soap @ $.99/ea
(1) Bic Soleil razor @ $6.99
(2) cereal @ $1/ea
total:  $16.51

Used:
(2) $.75/1 Colgate from 5/1 SS
(2) $1/1 Ivory soap from 5/1 P&G (2nd reduced to $.98)
(1) $3/1 Bic from 5/1 SS
(1) $10 ECB
new total:  $.03
total saved:  $16.48


Walgreen's





Trans #1
Purchased:
(1) Noxema Razor @ $3.99
(2) Right Guard deo @ $2.99/ea (1 not pictured)
(2) Right Guard body wash @ $4.99/ea (on sale BOGO free)
(1) Tylenol Precise Cream at $7.99
(1) Deerfield seasoning @ $1.59
total:  $29.53

Used:
(1) $2/1 Noxema razor from 5/1
(2) BOGO free Right Guard from 5/1 RP (one took off $4.49 and the other $2.99)
(1) $5/1 Tylenol Precise printable
(1) $3/1 Tylenol Precise Walgreen's Q from May IVC book
(1) in ad Q for seasoning (took off $.80)
BOGO sale on body wash took off $4.99
(1) $5 RR
new total:  $1.26

Trans #2
Purchased:
(2) Cottonelle 12 pks @ $5/ea
(1) Noxema razor @ $3.99
(1) Tylenol Precise Cream @ $7.99
(3) Deerfield seasonings @ $1.59/ea
total:  $26.48

Used: 
(2) $.50/1 Cottonelle printable
(1) $1/1 Cottonelle Walgreen's Q from May IVC book (took off $2)
(1) $2/1 Noxema from 5/1
(1) $5/1 Tylenol Precise printable
(1) $3/1 Tylenol Precise Walgreen's Q from May IVC book
(1) in ad Q for seasoning (took off $2.13)
(3) $3 RR
new total:  $2.35 (paid w/ gift card)
Total spent:  $3.61 (only $1.26 oop)
Total saved: $52.40 (at sale prices)
RR earned:  (2) $3 from Noxema
                    (1) $2 from Right Guard & 
                    (1) $3 from Cottonelle



Walmart
Total spent:  $34.74
Total saved (price matching & Qs): $9.08



Brookshire's
Total spent:  $12.40 (most of this was for my husband's b-day dinner)
Total saved:  $12.48 (sale & coupons)

Total spent this week:  $48.43
total saved:  $90.44

Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekly Shopping Trip 4/24

I am going to resume posting my shopping trips here so that I can include any coupon links for you.  I think that will be more helpful for you.  If you haven't checked already, Cricket, at Thrifty Texas Penny  has all the matchups for next weeks Walgreen's and CVS ads.  And Julie Over at Pary Moppins has the Brookshire's matchups for this week. 

FYI, Cricket and I will be teaching a coupon class for Tyler area people NEXT Thursday evening May 5th.  If you are interested please email me at frugaltexasmom@hotmail.com and I will email you the time and location.  If you have already emailed Cricket, there is no need to reply to me also.  It will be a fun night for couponers of all levels!

Here is the breakdown of my trip this week:

Walmart (no picture, sorry!)
Spent: $48.19
Saved: $14.96

Target


Bought (4) Nature Valley Granola Bars at $2 (I price matched these to the Super 1 ad)
 - used (4) $.50/1 printable
 - used (2) $1/2 Target printable
Bought 3 Chef Boyardee pasta @ $.80 (price cut)
 - used (1) $.50/3 printable (man q on Target site)
total spent: $5.90
total saved: $6.50

Walgreen's


Trans #1
Bought (1) Stayfree @ $2.99
 - used $1/1 from 3/27 RP
Bought (3) Act II Popcorn @ $.99
Bought (1) Nestle Crunch bar @ $.50 (should have been $.39 but I didn't catch it until I had left, so my total should have been $.11 less.  Not worth a trip back.)
1 Pringles @ $1.33
 - used in ad Q for popcorn (took off  $2.22)
 - used $4 RR
total spent:  $.58
total saved:  $7.70
RR recieved: $3

Trans #2
Bought (1) Stayfree @ $2.99
 - used $1/1 printable
Bought (3) Nestle butterfinger snackers @ $.39
 - used $1/2 printable redeemable at Walgreen's ( I bought 3 to avoid the coupon beeps)
Bought (3) Act II popcorn @ $.99
 - used in ad Q for popcorn (took off $2.22)
Bought (1) Easter pencil @ $.39 (not on clearance yet)
 - used $3 RR
total spent: $.30
total saved: $8.27
RR received: $3

Trans #3
Bought (1) Stayfree @ $2.99
 -used $1/1 printable
Bought (1) Act II popcorn @ $.99
 - used in ad Q for popcorn (took of $.74)
Bought (1) Nexcare bandages @ $2.99
 - used $.55/1 from 4/3 SS
 - submit for "Try Me Free" rebate for $2.99 (attached to box)
 - used $3 RR
total spent: $.68
total saved: $7.59
RR received:  $3

Walgreen's total:  $1.56 ($2 including stamp for rebate.  After $2.99 rebate my total will be $-.99!)
total saved:  $23.57 (not including rebate)

Super 1 (no picture, sorry!)
Bought (3) Jose Ole appetizers @ $2.88
 - used (3) $2/1 printables (these may not be available anymore but I would check!)
Bought (2) John Morrell smoked sausage @ $1
total spent:  $4.64
total saved:  $15.59



Grand total spent: $60.29 
total saved:  $45.02 (not including the $2.99 rebate)


I have not shopped at CVS in a couple of weeks :(  Just haven't had the deals for me.  I'm sure you've heard it before but that's the great thing about having a stockpile - you don't HAVE to shop during the slow weeks.  I will be starting this upcoming week with $14 RR and $10 ECB.  I haven't even had a chance to look at the ads for next week, but hopefully there will be some deals!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

It's time to say goodbye.. for now...

Over the last few weeks, I have really been struggling with being able to balance my time spent on my blog and the time spent on my family and my other requirements as a mom.  Having a busy toddler and an even busier school age child, things can get crazy. Especially at the end of the school year when there are so many school events/parties, etc.  I just don't feel that can devote the kind of time that I need to in order to make it worth while for you to read it and get anything from it.  I appreciate those who do read and maybe when my kids are older (or when I can hire staff to find and post the deals for me!) I'll be back.  But for now, I feel this is what is best for me and my family.  The blog will still be here, and I'm sure I'll post every now and then.  I'll keep the Facebook page going to my post shopping trips so you can continue to see those and to update the progress of my hay bale garden (which I am planting today).  You can still ask me questions and and I'll do my best to answe them.  I'll still be around to help you learn to be frugal!  If you don't already, make sure you follow Cricket at Thrifty Texas Penny and Julie at Pary Moppins!  Good luck to all of you and happy deal hunting!!  See you all on the Facebook wall!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Walgreen's Deals 4/10-4/16


Head on over to Thrifty Texas Penny for this week's Walgreen's deals!!

CVS Deals 4/10-4/16



Here are the best deals at CVS this week!  It looks like a great week for some deals!!

New to shopping at CVS?  Start here.


ECB Deals


Russell Stover Single egg 1 oz or bunny 0.875 oz  $.74, get $.74 (limit 1) Sun, Mon, Tue only
Free after ECB!

Super Miracle Bubbles $1.99, get $1.99 (limit 1) Sun, Mon, Tue only
Free after ECB!

Beverages  3/$4, get $1  (limit 4)
Vitaminwater 20 oz
Coke 2 liter
Fuze 18-18.5 oz
Honest Tea 16.9 oz

Kellogg's Special K 3/$10, get $4 (limit 1)
cereal 12-14 oz
$1/2 Kellogg's Cereal 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
$0.70/1 Kellogg's Cereals 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/8/2011)
there are various printables here (you have to register first)
bars 5-6 ct
$1/1 Special K Chocolate Protein Bars printable


Spend $20, get $10 on Lysol, Airwick or Finish (limit 1)
Lysol disinfectant spray 12.5 oz  $4
$1/2 disinfectant spray printable
Finish Jet Dry Rinse 8.45 oz, gelpacs, or Powerball tabs 20 ct  $3
$0.75/1 Finish Quantum, Powerball, or Gelpac 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
$1/1 Finish Quantum printable  or $1/1 Finish Quantum printable
$0.55/1 Finish Jet-Dry Rinse Agent or Turbo Dry 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/1/2011)
$.75/1 Finish Jet Dry printable
Lysol Neutra Air or Ultra Air Wick Freshmatic kit  $6
$4/1 Lysol Neutra Air Freshmatic  printable
$4/1 Ultra air Wick from 3/20 SS insert
Air Wick scented oil refills 2 pk, spray refill 6.17 oz, imotion refill 0.8 oz or kit  $5
BOGO Air Wick Warmer WYB Airwick Scented Oil Refill, up to $2.19 3/20 SS (expires 5/1/2011)
Lysol Neutra Air 10 oz, toilet, all purpose cleaner 24-32 oz, or disenfecting wipes 28-35 ct  2/$5
$1.50/1 Lysol Neutra Air Aerosol Can 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/19/2011)
$1/1 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/19/2011)
$1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner printable
$1/2 Lysol All purpose printable
There are some other Lysol/Airwick printables available here.  There was a $4/1 Airwick Freshmatic but it looks like it is gone.  If you got it, you can get a great deal this week!

Deal Idea: 
If you got either of the $4 printables o the insert Q try this:
Buy 4 Lysol or Airwick Freshmatic @ $24
use (4) $4/1 printables
pay $8, get $10
4 for free plus a $2 Moneymaker after Qs and ECB!

Spend $10, get $3 on Maybelline (excludes clearance) (limit 1)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Eye Product 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/10/2011)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Mascara 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/10/2011)
$1/1 Maybelline New York Mascara 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/6/2011)
$2/1 Superstay24 Lip color printable

Spend $15, get $10 on select fragrances or gift sets  (limit 1)
S by Sharkira, Beyonce, Faith Hill, McGraw, Celine, Antonio Banderas, Halle, Beckham, JLo, Baby Phat

Spend $20, get $10 on Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Care (limit 1)
$1/1 Garnier Moisturizer 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
$1/1 Garnier, The Brusher 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/10/2011)
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/6/2011)
$2/1 Garnier Moisturizer 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 5/6/2011)
$1/1 Garnier Cleanser or Moisturizer 1/9/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/1/2011)
$2/1 Garnier Moisturizer or Cleanser 12/5/2010 RP Insert (exp 6/15/2011)
$2/1 Ultra Lift Moisturizer printable


Spend $15, get $5 on Jergens, Biore, or Curel Skin care  2/$15 (limit 1)
Jergens moisturizer 16.8-21 oz
ALL Natural Glow
$3/2 Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizers 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/21/2011)
$1/1 Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizers 4/10/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/21/2011)
$1/1 Natural Glow printable
Biore cleanser, scrub 5-6.7 oz, towelettes 30 ct, pore strips 6-8 ct
$2/1 Biore Cleanser printable (facebook)
B1G1 Biore Cleanser 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
Curel lotion 13 oz
$1/1 Curel Moisturizer 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
Sensitive skin remedy 7.5 oz

Dove Body Wash 18-24 oz  2/$12 get $4 (limit 1)
$1/1 Dove Body Wash 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
2/$7 after Q and ECB

Bic Soleil Shimmer razor, starter kit or 4 ct cartridges  $6.99, get $3  (limit 1)
$2/1 Bic Disposable Shavers 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/15/2011)
$1.99 afer Q and ECB

Spend $25, get $6 on L'Oreal (limit 1)
Youth Code serum, day lotion, eye/night cream 0.5-1.7 oz  $22
Cleanser 5-8 oz or towelettes 30 ct  $6
$3/1 printable
$3/1 L'Oreal Youth Code Product 2/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)

John Frieda Precision Foam Hair Color  $11.99, get $2 (limit 1)
$2/1 John Frieda Product 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$1/1 printable


Get $2 wyb Colgate Multi Pack  (limit 2)
regular, total whitening, advanced twin pack 11.6-12.8 oz
manual toothbrush 2-4 pk
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
$0.35/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4/3/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/23/2011)
$1/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrush 3/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16/2011)


$14.99, get $2 wyb (limit 1)
Alcon Opti free Replenish or Express Twin Pack
Systane eye drops 30 ml
$2/1 Systane Lubricant Eye Drops Product 3/27/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
$1/2 Systane product printable
$2/2 Systane printable
Ultra Home & Away pack


Get $5 wyb (2) Visa Prepaid Gift cards  (limit 1)




Other Candy Deals  (Might as well buy some candy seeing how Easter is right around the corner!)


M&M's 9.9-14 oz  $1.97 (limit 4)
$1/1 M&M's Brand Pretzel Chocolate Candies 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)

Mars Mini's or Snickers Fun Size 10-11.5 oz  2/$5
$1/2 Mars Easter Products 4/10/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)
$1/2 Mars Easter Products 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/24/2011)

Mars or Wrigley's M&Ms 5.3 oz, Starburst or Skittles 6-7.2 oz  2/$3


$.50/2 Skittles printable

If you are looking for a certain coupon, be sure and check the database in the sidebar.  New coupons are always being released, so it never hurts to check the database before you shop to see what's new.  If you need more copies of a coupon, you can always order from a clipping service, such as My Coupon Hunter.

Disclaimer:  I try to make sure that printables are current at the time of publishing.  Printable coupons can reach print limits at any time and will no longer be available. Some require registration before you can print.  Please make sure to carefully read the fine print on all of your coupons (even if I've matched them here) to make sure they will work with the product (size, etc).  I do not have all of them on hand to look at to verify.

Thanks to I Heart CVS for the ad scan!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Super 1 Foods Deals 4/6-4/12


Here are the best deals at Super 1 this week!

15 lb bag Russet potatoes $3.98

PP 3 lb bag boneless, skinless chicken breast  $4 (with in ad coupon)

Hot/Lean Pockets $1 (with in ad coupon)  limit 10

Gain laundry detergent  $3 (with in ad coupon) 
$1/1 Gain Detergent 3/20/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$2 after Qs

Crest Toothpaste  6.4 oz $1 (with in ad coupon)  limit 2
$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 3/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
$.50 after Qs

Kellogg's Pop Tarts $1 (with in ad Q)  limit 2

Kellogg's cereal  2/$4
$1/1 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes printable
$1 each on Frosted Flakes after Qs
 
Kraft Singles  $1.99
If 2% included:
$.75/1 2% printable
$1.22 after Q if included

Banquet dinners $.88

Brookshire's Deals 4/6-4/12


Here are the best deals at Brookshire' this week.  Special thanks to Julie at Pary Moppins for the list and matchups!

Perfectly Practical


The Tyler area Brookshire's stores do not double coupons, but do offer a $.05 credit for each reusable bag that you bring in.

Remember to register your Thank You card online to receive other specials by email

Green Cabbage $.33 lb.

Brookshire's White Bread or Buns $.89

Sea Best Fish Fillets $2.99
Use $1 from the 2/27 or 3/20 Smart Source insert
$1.99 after coupon

Clorox Bleach $1.69
Use $.25/1 from the 3/13 Smart Source insert
$1.44 after coupon

Alpo Canned Dog Food $.60
Buy 2 use B1G1 from the 3/13 Red Plum insert
$.30 each after coupon

Food Club Rice or Pinto Beans 1 lb. bag $.69

Community Coffee $3.99
Buy 2 use B1G1 from the 2/20 Red Plum insert
$2 each after coupon

To see the rest of this week's deals head here!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 4/4


As usual it's a busy week around here with Dr. appointments, piano lessons and church events.  I am still doing some freezer cooking this week too. 

Here are our dinner plans for this week:

Monday - pepper steak (slow cooker), rice, broccoli

Tuesday - chicken noodle soup casserole *  **, rolls

Wednesday - chicken sandwiches, chips, fruit

Thursday - brisket **, potato casserole, green beans (missed this last week)

Friday - homeade hamburger pizza**

Saturday - church group activity

Sunday - leftovers/sandwiches

* Friday featured recipe
** freezer cooking  (I will be freezing the sauce for the casserole, the unbaked pizza crust and the leftover brisket)

For more menu plans, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Printable Coupons!



It's the first of the month!  That means new coupons!!  Here are some new printables!