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Friday, July 31, 2009

$5 meals for a family of 4 - purchased from WinCo

I am happy to participate in the $5dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.

Ingredients were all purchased at WinCo Foods (Thursday July 30th)

Meal #1
Home-Style Tuna Casserole

Ingredients
1 package 14oz Kraft Deluxe mac and cheese $1.50
1 can 10 3/4 oz cream of celery or chicken $.78 (used generic brand)
1 can tuna, drained, 5oz on sale for $.72
1 cup of frozen peas (optional) $.50
1/2 cup milk $.15
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion $.10
2 cups fresh bread crumbs $.15
1/2 stick of butter $.25
if you want it a little creamier add 1/2 cup of sour cream $.30

Prepare mac and cheese as directed on package. Add soup, tuna, peas, milk, and onion (sour cream if you need it creamier); mix lightly.
Spoon into 2-quart casserole dish. Toss crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole.
Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Total $4.45

Meal #2 and #3
Barbecue Meatloaf (This will be for two meals)

Ingredients:
2 pound hamburger $2.62 (I purchased 3.46lb on sale for $4.54)
1 cup of Italian bread crumbs $.30
1 egg $.15
1/2 cup barbecue sauce $.25
water is needed

Mix all ingredients save 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce for the top. Add a little water if it's not moist enough.
Shape meat into oval loaf in a baking dish. Top with remaining barbecue sauce.
Bake at 375 for about 1 hour or until center is no longer pink.

Serve 1/2 meatloaf with 1 can green beans for $.58 and salad (Dole classic) $.98, and Kraft dressing $.08 (on sale for $1.58 used $1.50 coupon see my WinCo Sales)
Total: $3.30 ($3.32 for whole meat loaf)

Round 2 Meatloaf Hamburgers

Slice meatloaf into 4 slices put on hamburger buns $.44, and a little more barbecue sauce or whatever topping you like. Serve with Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $.78 ($1.18 with $.40 coupon) .

Total $2.88

Maggie Moo's $1/1 Coupon



Everyone loves Maggie Moo's. Sign up to receive a coupon for $1 off a regular or large smoothie.

Thank you to Saving Money Mom for this great info.

Yoke's Fresh Friday 7/31 - 8/6

Not too much to stock up here. The Sourdough Artisan Bread and peaches might be worth purchasing. Their produce is the best I have found.

Free Chocolate Friday - Don't Forget!!


It's Free Chocolate Friday
Don't forget to sign up for your Free Chocolate. Register at: Real Chocolate.com

What's For Lunch?

Lean Cuisine's has a Free Lunch Friday's promotion.
Every Friday, 125 winners get a week of FREE LEAN CUISINE® entrées! Enter every week for your chance to win.

Grand Prize is a year's worth of FREE LEAN CUSINE® entrées!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

WinCo Food Sales 7/30 - 8/5


WinCo sales for Thursday July 30th (prices gathered from the Richland, WA store)


For this weeks $5 Meals from WinCo Sales see NW Coupon Lady Meal Deals (proud contributor of $5 dinners)
Value aisle:

Doritos 14.5 oz $2.48
Cheez-its 10oz $1.78
Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce 26.5oz $.84
Santiam canned vegetables, corn and green beans $.58
S&W Beans (kidney, black, chili) $.72
Nabisco Chips Ahoy $2.28
Keebler Townhouse Crackers $1.98
Mrs. Cuvvison's croutons $.96
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $1.18 (1/$.40) printable
Van Camps Pork and Beans 28oz $1.18
Bisquick 60oz $2.98
V-8 Fusion 46oz $2.98
Richwood 1/4 lb hamburger patties (12 each in a bag) $5.48 (we use these)
Bar S bacon 12oz $1.78
Pillsbury cake mix $.88
Chicken of the Sea 5 oz tuna $.72
40 oz Heinz ketchup $1.98
Kraft 18oz barbecue sauce $.98 (6/14 SS $.75/1)
Kraft 8oz Parmesan Cheese $2.88 (reduced from $3.28)
Kraft Mac & Cheese $.50 (great deal)
Kraft Velveeta shells and cheese 12 oz $1.50 ($1.50/2 printable) this would be a b1g1
Deluxe mac and cheese $1.50 ($1.50/2 printable) this would be a b1g1
Nalley's Chilli $.96
Kraft Mayo 32oz $2.50
($1.00/1 in June Sunset mag)
Lindsey Olives 6oz $.98 ($1.00/2 June Sunset mag and Better Homes and Gardens)
French's Mustard 20oz 1.28 (6/21 SS $.50/1)
Kraft Dressing 16oz $1.58 ($1.50/1 printable)
Post Reeses Puffs 13 oz $1.98 ($1/2 7/26 SS)
Thomas Bagels $1.78

Fruit/Vegetables:

1/2 flat strawberries $5.98 or 1 lb for $1.78
Red Seedless Grapes $.98 lb
Dole classic salad mix 12 oz $.98
Potatoes 10lb $1.98
Cantaloupe $.38 lb
Honey Dew Melon $.38 lb
Red and Yellow Peppers $.58 each , Green Bell Peppers $.58 each
Baby Carrots 2lbs $1.98

Snacks:

Capri Sun 10 pack $1.97 ($.75/1 Kraft Food & Family mag)
Gatorade 32oz $.98

Coke 12 pack $2.98
Powerade 32oz $.78
Planters Dry Peanuts 16oz $1.98 (6/28 SS $1.00/3)
Kellogg's yogos $1.78
(1/$.40) printable

Pantry:

Ragu 26 oz $1.47
Chef Boyardee pasta 15oz $.87
Crisco Veg/Canola oil 48 oz $2.68 (6/7 RP $.55/1)
Hungry Jack Syrup 27.6 oz $1.98
S & W Tomatoes 14.5oz $.93
Hy-Top Tomato sauce 15 oz $.48 or 8oz $. 27
Victoria Taco Sauce 12oz $1.48
Jiffy Corn muffin mix $.43
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $.98
Hungry Jack instant potato $.88
Ritz Crackerfuls $2.28 (7/12 SS $1.00/1)
Dole Fruit Bowls $1.98 ($1/2 Aug All You)
Kellogg's Special K Bars 12ct $3.78 (7/12 RP $1.00/2)
Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie mix $1.78 (2/$.75) printable
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $.98 17.5oz $1.48
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $.98
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $1.48 ($.40/1 printable)
Quaker mini rice cakes $.98
Nature Valley granola bars $2.18 (7/12 SS $1/2)
Bush's baked beans 28oz $1.66
Kraft Easy Mac cups $.75 (Good Housekeeping mag, July 2009 B1G1)
Velveeta cups $.75
Morton Salt $.48
Ritz Cheese Ritz 8 snack pack $1.48
Hostess cupcakes and twinkies $2.28
Keebler Snack Packs 12 $3.48
Keebler Cracker packs 8 $1.48
Smuckers 32oz grape jelly $.98
Special K 90 cal bars 6 ct $1.98
($1/2 7/12 RP)
Dole Canned fruit 14.5oz tropical $.92 other $.95 (7/19 SS $.55/2)
Kellogg's pop tarts 12 pack $2.48 (6/7 RP $.55/1)
Pillsbury Brownie mix $.98
Fiber One Granola Bars $2.18 ($.75/2 in 6/14 SS)

Deli
Ham $3.98 lb

Roast Beef $2.98lb

Meat:
Boneless Pork Chuck Roast $1.28 lb
Pork Loin Boneless Filets $1.98lb with a $1.00 off coupon (peelie)
Twin Pack of whole chickens $.88lb

Pork Boneless Sirloin Chops $1.68lb
Ground beef 30% $1.98lb with $2.00 coupon (peelie)
Chicken Jumbo Thighs $.99lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $2.68 lb
Beef Petite Sirloin Steaks $2.98lb
Top Round Roast $1.89 lb


Dairy:

Frigo String Cheese 12oz $2.48 (5/31 RP $1/1)
Yoplait Go-gurt Yogurt $2.36 (6/7 SS $1/2 or $.50/1)
Kraft 80z shredded cheese $2.08 ($1.00/1 printable )
Tillamook Sour Cream 16oz $1.38
Hy-Top Milk $1.98
Nesquick chocolate milk 56oz $2.98 (June All You $.50/1)
Tillamook cheddar cheese 32 oz $5.97

Frozen Food:

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.67
Tyson Chicken Patties and Chicken Nuggets $4.48 ($1/1 All You June)
Hot Pockets $1.77
Tillamook Ice Crem $3.38
Digiorno Pizza $4.88 ($1/2 6/14 SS)
Tony's 10.10oz Pizza $.98

See Winco Bargain meals for some low cost meals

Also see BeCentsable's Grocery Gathering and Grocery Deals for more savings on your other favorite stores








Safeway Sales 7/29 - 8/4


Here's some of my shopping list (from Richland, WA store)

Crest Toothpaste selected varieties 4.2 to 8.2 $1.79
Foster Farms Fresh whole Chicken $.79 lb (stock up)
Lucerne Milk $1.99
Nabisco Chips Ahoy cookies $1.99
Post Honey Bunches of Oats $1.99 (7/26 SS $1/1)
Ball Park Beef Franks B1G1 (7/26RP $1/2) Stock up!
Jennie-O Turkey Lean Ground Turkey B1G1
2-Liter Pepsi products $.99

Safeway Coupons:
Rice Krispies Treat 8ct $.99
Doritos 11/75 - 14.5oz $1.88
Scotch Brite Sponges 3ct $1.99

Free Glam Bag Rebate

Thank you to The Krazy Coupon Lady for bringing this to my attention. This rebate is from Rite Aid, rebate #900. Purchase 3 of any variety of the items listed below and receive a FREE Galm Camp Bag with free beauty samples. It's summer time - buy yourself some finger nail polish and receive a free bag for keeping your toes looking good this summer. In the June All You there is a coupon for a BOGO for Sally Hansen nail polish.
*****
Purchase Three (3) of Any Variety:
• Sally Hansen Products
• Maybelline Products
• Clearasil Products
• Veet Products
• got2b Products
• New York Color Products
• Love’s Products
• Phisoderm Products
and receive back by mail a FREE Glam Camp Bag with free beauty samples
Glam Camp Bag mailed separately from rebate check. While supplies last.
**Rebate valid only on products purchased between the dates shown above. Purchases made outside of stated dates will not be honored for the rebate.
Offer valid 07/24/09 - 09/24/09 in select California stores and 07/26/09 - 09/26/09 in all other stores.
LIMIT ONE (1) FREE GLAM CAMP BAG

LLBean Thursday Markdown

Here is LL Bean's Thursday Sale item:
Explorer Altimeter/Barometer/Digital Compass. This was originally $49.95 and is now $29.99. This would be a great gift for someone that likes to hike, hunt, camp, etc.

Target Toy Clearance - stock up!



Get into your local Target, they are having there 75% off toy sale. I'm sure they are clearing the shelves getting ready for Christmas. Take advantage of the sales. We have some birthdays coming up so I'm hoping to get to Target tonight.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Free Burger For Your Birthday


Free Birthday Burger!

Join Red Robin's birthday club, which entitles you to a free birthday burger every year. The printable coupon comes via e-mail a couple weeks before your birthday, and you hand it in for the signature burger of your choice. Make sure you sign up for the Red Robin nearest you because you will need to use the coupon as the Red Robin you signed up for. Sign up at Red Robin's sign up site.

Free Coffee Cup, Baseball hat, Oreo Man, and Golf Kit

Here's a fun promotion. Cut one UPC code from a participating product for each give away and send it in. It looks like the are the small individual sizes. These would be great stocking stuffers. LIMIT 2 PER FAMILY OR ADDRESS PER PROMOTION, so I'm assuming you can get two of each. Go to Kraft Vending Promotions for all the details.

Receive: One Chips Ahoy! Coffee Cup

Participating Products:
NABISCO Animal Crackers (1oz or 2oz), HONEY MAID Graham Sticks Cinnamon (2oz), NILLA (1oz), Mini OREO (1.5oz or 3oz), NUTTER BUTTER Bites (1.75oz or 3oz), Mini CHIPS AHOY! (2oz or 3oz), Mini SNACKWELL’S (2.0oz), CHEESE NIPS (1.65oz), WHEAT THINS Toasted Chips Veggie (1.75oz), KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Crackers (1oz or 2.25oz), RITZ Bits Cheese (1oz, 1.5oz or 3oz), RITZ Bits Peanut Butter (1oz or 1.25oz), RITZ Toasted Chips Original (1.75oz), RITZ Toasted Chips Sour Cream & Onion (1.75oz)
Click here to download an order form.

Mail to: NABISCO Cookie/
Cracker/Chip Bag Promotion
Dept. CAC, PO Box 440250,
El Paso, TX 88544-0250

Receive: One Ritz baseball cap

Participating Products:
Any NEWTONS product,
SNACKWELL’S Vanilla (0.85oz or 1.7oz), SNACKWELL’S Chocolate
(1.7oz), WHEAT THINS (1.75oz), Any CORNNUTS product, Any NABISCO
100 Calorie Packs product, Any BACK TO NATURE product
Click here to download order form

Mail to: Sensible Snacking
Solutions Promotion
Dept. RBC, PO Box 440250, El Paso, TX 88544-0250

Receive: One bendable OREO man

Participating Products:
LORNA DOONE (1oz or 1.5oz), SWISS CREME (1.14oz or 1.8oz), Golden OREO (1.8oz), OREO (1.8oz or 2.4oz), OREO CAKESTERS
Original (2oz or 3oz), NILLA
CAKESTERS (2.65oz), NUTTER BUTTER (1.9oz)
Click here to download an order form.

Mail to: NABISCO Sleeve
Cookies & Cakesters
Promotion
Dept. BOM, PO Box 440250,
El Paso, TX 88544-0250

Receive: One PLANTERS golf kit (1 golf ball, 8 tees, 4 markers) in a clipped zipper pouch

Participating Products:
Any PLANTERS Peanut, Cashew, Almond or Trail Mix product
Click here to download an order form.

Mail to: PLANTERS Branded
Snacks Promotion
Dept. PGK, PO Box 440250, El Paso, TX 88544-0250

Albertson's Deals for 7/29 - 8/4



Thank you to All together Beautiful for highlighting the Albertson's Deals.

Use those Double coupons - grab an extra flier at the store. I believe you can only use three per transaction.

I plan on getting a little creative with the save $5 on meat when you purchase $20 of participating products and my coupons. The 2 liter bottles on sale qualify for the promotion (see the fine print) If you read the fine print sometimes there are other sizes and items that are not shown on the page. The large Doritos and Tosititos that are 2 for $7 are also included in the promotion. I will use my $2 off meat coupon along with the $5 off promotion.

Here's are some of the Albertson's Sales from All Together Beautiful


Meat:
Buy one Get one free Meat Sale:
Angus Beef Round and London Broil, Petite Sirloin Steak, Round Sirloin Tip roast or steak, Pork loin chops, Pork Shoulder Blade and Steak or Roast, Raw Shrimp, Bar S Bacon, or Jimmy Dean Sausage

Produce:
88 cents a pound for Red Seedless grapes

In-ad coupons:
3 $1 doublers $1 off a $10 purchase of produce

Other:
4 Day sale! Wednesday thru Saturday: Starkist canned tuna, 5 oz chunk light 39c/ea for the 1st 3
(peelie found on cans: $1/5 cans 4.5+ oz; home mailer: $1/3 cans)
Albertsons brand cereal or fruit snacks, 99c/ea for the 1st 4 Lay's potato chips, 10.5-11 oz, sel var, 1.88/ea for the 1st 2
(tearpad: $1 off produce wyb 1 bag of Lays potato chips; tearpad: $1 off 1 loaf of bread wyb 1 bag of Lay's potato chips AND 1 bag of Sunchips)

Kellogg's cereal and snacks: $1.67/ea for every 8 that you buy (otherwise, $2.67/ea), mix or match:
Kellogg's cereals, 12-22 oz, Check the Red Plum insert that was found in yesterday's food ads for lots of coupons for this cereal sale!
Keebler right bites, use this $1/2 IP
Special K crackers, Use this $1/1 IP
Nutrigrain bars, $1/2 from RP insert
Cinnabon bars, Use this $1/1 coupon
Wheatables toasted all-bran crackers
---Remember to submit your purchases for the Kellogg's Back to School Rebate. Only 10 items needed for purchase and you will receive $10 back! Combined with coupons this may be a money maker! I'll be back later to have some scenarios for you.


FREE MILK on your next visit, up to $4.50 wyb 4 or more participating General Mills cereal, select varieties:
4/$10
Multi-grain cheerios, 9 oz, Use this $0.75/1 IP
Lucky Charms, 11.5 oz
Golden grahams, 12 oz
Total, 10.6 oz, Use this $1/2 IP

$55 of Savings and a Calendar



Sign up with for you Pack a Kraft Smile Savings booklet and calendar. You will receive $55 in savings and a calendar. Sign up with Nabisco World.com back to school.

Free Groceries!

Here's an awesome Kraft Promotion teamed up with SuperValu stores - Albertson's to the people here in the Northwest. Starting August 7, 2009 - August 23, 2009 if you purchase $25 of the participating Kraft products you will receive $5 off your next purchase and $20 via mail-in rebate. This must be a single transaction. The $5 coupon will print at the register and well as the $20 mail in rebate. Save up those Kraft coupons and this trip will be a money making trip - I love it when I get paid to shop. To learn more click here. Here's the shopping list.

What's For Lunch Today?

Wednesday July 29th receive a FREE Fruitea with a purchase of a sandwich. Check with you local store to make sure they are participating.

JC Penney's Wednesday Sales

Wednesday Sale at JC Penney's Outlet Online. These are cute Capri Pants for $14.99 original price $40. There are several other things you should check out. Click here.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Become a Smart Albertson's Shopper




Thank you to The Krazy Coupon Lady for this great article on being successful at Albertson's. This is a great help for people new to this wonderful savings game.



Secrets to Success at Albertson's by The Krazy Coupon Lady

Want to get Krazy at Albertsons? You'll have to wait for what we call The Perfect Storm! This happens when there is a promotion with sale items, manufacturer coupons, a Catalina promo, and Double Coupons! Do I have your head spinning yet? Allow me to explain...

Albertsons run 2 different kinds of great Promotions!

First: the 'Save Instantly Promo'
Example: Spend "$20", Save "$5" Instantly.
The register instantly deducts $5 after you spend $20 (total before coupons) on participating products and scan your preferred card. You may take advantage of this promo multiple times in one transaction.
Example: If you spend $40 on participating products, the register will deduct $10 (twice in $5 increments)

Second: the 'OYNO Promo'
Example: Spend $20, Save $5 On your next order (OYNO)
Your total before coupons is $20, then present any coupons and pay. With your receipt your cashier will hand you a catalina coupon worth $5.00 off your next order. These Catalinas can be rolled. This means you can do one transaction, receive the Catalina, do another identical transaction, Pay with the first Catalina and a new Catalina will still print. Often,
OYNO promo's can potentially be 'moneymakers'. If you get your out of pocket price to be very low with coupons, then you can make money because you will receive the Catalina your next order.
Example: $20.00 pre coupon total, present $17.00 worth of coupons. Out of pocket $3.00 and receive a catalina for $5.00 off your next order. We call this a moneymaker.


Albertsons Store Coupons

Double Coupons

Albertson's has In-Ad Coupons that can be matched with manufacturer coupons for additional Savings. Some of the In Ad Coupons found at Albertson's are "Twice the Value" Coupons or Doublers. Doublers are good on any manufacturer coupon up to $1 in Value. So, if you use a $1 manufacturer coupon, and then the doubler- they will take off another $1. If you have a coupon for $1.01 or $1.50 etc., they will NOT (or should not) take an additional $1 off.

You may use one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per item. Since the Doubler is a Store Coupon- You can not use it in conjunction with another In-Store Coupon. For example- If there is a In-Store coupon (in their ad) you can not use that coupon and a doubler- since that is technically 2 store coupons (just like you can't use 2 manufacturer coupons on 1 item).

If you are buying an item for $1.88 and you have a $1 manufacturer coupon- and a Albertson's Doubler- THEY HAVE TO ADJUST THE DOUBLER DOWN TO $.88.


Regarding coupons that read "Do Not Double":
We are forced with no other alternative than to do what each store individual allows. 'Do not Double' is written on coupons by manufacturers who want to make it poignantly clear that they will not be reimbursing the store for any more than the value of the coupon. When Albertsons puts out a "double coupon", the value of the 'doubled' portion of the coupon is never reimbursed. Albertsons is sacrificing it's price margin by putting out those coupons in return for your business and patronage. Albertsons should not care whether or not a coupon reads "do not double", but it is their prerogative to refuse them.

Common mistakes and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Albertsons:

1. When doing a promo, Make sure you reach the minimum 'spend amount' before coupons and tax! If you are supposed to spend $20 and you are at $19.99 before tax you will not receive the savings.
2. Catalina is a third party marketing company that offers both manufacturer coupons and Albertsons in-store coupons. The coupons are triggered by purchasing qualified items at checkout which generate a coupon to print on the Catalina printer. Catalina may be contacted at1-888-826-8766 for any questions about redemption and/or if a coupon fails to print within a transaction.
3. Albertson's Sales run on a Wednesday to Tuesday Cycle.
4. When there are 2 sets of doublers from 2 different sources all of them can be used in one transaction. Read the following from Albertson's Corporate "Going forward when we have Wednesday doubler coupons and Sunday doubler coupons.: Wednesday through Saturday we will accept the number of coupons from the Wednesday ad in a single transaction. Sunday - Tuesday we will accept the total from Wednesday and the additional coupons in the Sunday ad in a single transaction."

Build a Message Board at Lowe's


Home Depot Kids Workshop on Saturday Aug 1st from 9:00am to 12:00pm. This message board would be great in the kitchen or in each child's room to put little reminders on. They can also made these for gifts. It's FREE!

What's For Lunch Today?



Sign up for Quizno's and receive a FREE sandwich when you purchase a drink and side order (chips, salad, etc). With all the FREE lunch items recently you can go out to lunch for fairly cheap these days. Sign up with Quizno's

Fistful of Coupons - Tri Cities, WA Website



Here is a wonderful website - Fistful of Coupons. Karrie lives here in the Tri-Cities, WA. She has some great advice, articles, and she holds coupon 101 classes. Check it out! FistfulofCoupons.com

Monday, July 27, 2009

My Great Albertson's Deal



7/26/09 Albertson's Snack Attack!

I bought 7 packages of Keebler Cookies for $2.50 each I had printable coupons 3 - $1.00, and 1 $.55 (if the coupons hadn't reached the limit I would have printed more) I used Albertson's three double coupons at $1.00 each (found in the newspaper)
1 16 pack of Rice Krispies treats $5.79

I used my $10 catalina from a previous purchase, Total OOP was $6.74 with a $10 catalina for my next trip. I also received $2 catalina off next purchase of meat of $10 or more (which I will use) and a $2 off $10 of produce.

At home I leave out a couple packages of cookies and hide the rest so the family doesn't go wild.

Free Movies this week 7/28, 7/29, 7/30


Fairchild and Regal 8 Cinemas FREE movies this week
Check with your local theaters


Fairchild Cinema (Pasco, WA) movies are: Shrek the Third and Madagascar 2
Movies start at 10:00am, doors open at 9:00am.


Regal 8 Cinemas (Kennewick, WA) Movies are: Doogal and Journey to the Center of the Earth
Movies are at 10:00am

Daily 5

Here is a fun Website - Daily 5. Everyday Jayne posts 5 postive things. This is a good idea for everyone to think about. Give yourself a couple minutes to think about your daily 5.

Birthday Dessert From Jack In The Box


Is it your Birthday? Go by Jack In The Box for your free dessert. Bring a valid driver's license, no purchase required. Print your free Coupon.

Target Sales for 7/26 - 8/1



Thank you to Coupon Gal for her great Target Deals. Check out her website for more deals.

Here's my favorites:

Buy 3 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars: $2.34 ea.
Receive 1 Crispy Oat Bars FREE
Use $.75 MC from RP
Use $.75 MC from 6/21 RP
Final Price: $1.38 ea.

Kelloggs Pop Tarts: $1.52
Use $.55 6/7 RP
Use $.75 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: $.22

Buy 10 Weight Watchers Smart Ones: $1.80 ea.
Use 10 Target Printables HERE (If your store will let you)
Use $2.00 Printable HERE
Make sure you answer YES to, "Yes I'd like to hear about more about product offers...."
Final Price: $.60 ea.

Suave for Kids Detangling Spray: $1.59
Use $.50 MC from 5/17 RP
Final Price: $1.09
Kashi Single Serve Cereal Cups: $1.00
Use $1.00 Target Printable HERE
Final Price: FREE


Free Mocha Mondays at McDonald's


Free Mocha Monday at McDonalds from 7:00am to 7:00pm
Get a free Iced Mocha or Hot Mocha.
Always verify that your McDonalds is participating.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sonic Chillers for $.99

Sign up for your $.99 Sonic Chiller. Use your e-mail address and a coupon is sent to you. Sign up here


Quizons $1 for second Sub

Take A Friend To Lunch


Quiznos Toasty promotion is buy one sandwich and get the second for $1. The promotion includes the Classic Italian, Turkey Ranch & Swiss, Mesquite Chicken and the Traditional. The $1 sub must be the same size and kind as the full-price sandwich. The deal is good through Labor Day. Check with your store to make sure they are participating.

Walgreen's Sales 7/27 -8/1

Here's your Walgreen's great deals this week thank you to Frugal Coupon Living.


B1G1 Rimmel Cosmetics
$3 July All You Magazine
B1G1 Nail products August All You – the ad is not clear whether this is included
= FREE - cheap
.
Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories $3.99
$1 headband printable
$3.99 MIR (printed with receipt)
= $1 MONEYMAKER after MIR – Christmas Stocking Stuffer
.
Starbucks Frappuccino $5/4 w/ Walgreens WFC
$1 SS 6/21
= $.25 each
.
B1G1 Wrigley’s Gum 3 pack $2.69
$1 SS 7/12
= $.35 each (use 2 coupons)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Just Pay Half

We have some businesses in our local area (Tri-Cities, WA) that you can purchase gift certificates at 1/2 price. I purchase these all the time and keep them for gifts or when we are low on money and we want to go out. Here are the sites I follow:

Two for Tuesdays (KNDU station)
1/2 Price Fridays (94.9 the Wolf)
Dollar Deals on Tuesdays (Fox 11) Currently there is a $50 for $25 at Red Apple Market. This isn't the nicest store but you save half price. Here's the current flier.

If you do not live in my area search the net under IncentRev. This is the company that promotes this marketing strategy. This is how I found out about additional sites in my area. We save hundreds of dollars a year.

Free Gathering Guide and Cook Book

Fresh Friday at Yoke's Market


















Yoke's Fresh Market Board is up today. My favorites are 93% super lean ground beef for $2.29 and grapes for $.98



Free Chocolate Fridays!!


It's Free Chocolate Friday
Don't forget to sign up for your Free Chocolate. Register at: Real Chocolate.com

Free Lunch Fridays with Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine's has a Free Lunch Friday's promotion.
Every Friday, 125 winners get a week of FREE LEAN CUISINE® entrées! Enter every week for your chance to win.

Grand Prize is a year's worth of FREE LEAN CUSINE® entrées!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

$5 meals for a family of 4 purchased at WinCo Foods

I am happy to participate in the $5dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.

Ingredients were all purchased at WinCo Foods (Thursday July 23rd)

Meal #1

Garlic Roast Beef Sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 loaf garlic bread $1.98
1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms $.45
2/3 cup onion $.43
1 tsp minced garlic ~$.15
4 tsp butter $.20
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce $.10
1 lb shaved deli Roast Beef $2.98 (on sale)
6 slices of colby jack cheese $1.43

Bake garlic bread according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms, onion, and garlic in butter until vegs are tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.

Layer each half of garlic bread with roast beef (heat a little bit in the microwave), mushroom mixture, and cheese. Return to oven and bake 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve.

This serves 6, so for a dinner of 4 the Total is $5.16 (serve with one of the Reesers salads that are on sale add $.80). Total price for six is $7.72. The family can have dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day.

Meal #2

California Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

3 large green bell peppers $1.74
1 15oz can tomato sauce, divided $.48
1 6.8oz rice a roni spanish rice $.98
1lb ground beef $1.98
1 large egg $.10

Cut each bell pepper in half lengthwise, removed seeds and stems. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup tomato sauce, rice mix, special seasoning, ground beef, and egg. Stuff peppers halves evenly with beef mixture.

In large skillet, arrange pepper halves meat-side down. Pour remaining tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cups water evenly over peppers. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover, simmer 35 minutes or until meat is done and rice is tender. Serve peppers with remaining tomato sauce mixture from skillet.

Serves 6

Total $5.28 - for a family of 4 that would be $3.52 for dinner and the $1.76 for lunch the next day. Serve dinner with garlic bread for a total of $5.50.

WinCo Food Sales for 7/23


WinCo sales for Thursday July 23rd (prices gathered from the Richland, WA store)


For this weeks $5 Meals from WinCo Sales see NW Coupon Lady Meal Deals (proud contributor of $5 dinners)
Value aisle:

Doritos 14.5 oz $2.48
Cheez-its 10oz $1.78
Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce 26.5oz $.84
Santiam canned vegetables, corn and green beans $.58
S&W Beans (kidney, black, chili) $.72
Nabisco Chips Ahoy $2.28
Keebler Townhouse Crackers $1.98
Mrs. Cuvvison's croutons $.96
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad $1.18 (1/$.40) printable
Van Camps Pork and Beans 28oz $1.18
Bisquick 60oz $2.98
V-8 Fusion 46oz $2.98
Richwood 1/4 lb hamburger patties (12 each in a bag) $5.48 (we use these)
Bar S bacon 12oz $1.78
Pillsbury cake mix $.88
Chicken of the Sea 5 oz tuna $.72
40 oz Heinz ketchup $1.98
Kraft 18oz barbecue sauce $.98 (6/14 SS $.75/1)
Kraft 8oz Parmesan Cheese $2.88 (reduced from $3.28)
Kraft Mac & Cheese $.50 (great deal)
Kraft Velveeta shells and cheese 12 oz $1.50 ($1.50/2 printable) this would be a b1g1
Deluxe mac and cheese $1.50 ($1.50/2 printable) this would be a b1g1
Nalley's Chilli $.96
Kraft Mayo 32oz $2.50
($1.00/1 in June Sunset mag)
Lindsey Olives 6oz $.98 ($1.00/2 June Sunset mag and Better Homes and Gardens)
French's Mustard 20oz 1.28 (6/21 SS $.50/1)
Kraft Dressing 16oz $1.58 ($1.00/1 in June Sunset mag)
Post Coco Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles 13 oz $1.98
Thomas Bagels $1.78

Fruit/Vegetables:

1/2 flat strawberries $5.98
2 lbs of Blueberries for $3.98
Red Seedless Grapes $.98 lb
Bananas $.47 lb
Dole classic salad mix 12 oz $.98
Potatoes 10lb $1.98
Cantaloupe $.38 lb
Honey Dew Melon $.38 lb
Red and Yellow Peppers $.78 each , Green Bell Peppers $.58 each
Baby Carrots 2lbs $1.98

Snacks:

Capri Sun 10 pack $1.97 ($.75/1 Kraft Food & Family mag)
Gatorade 32oz $.98
Coke 12 pack $2.98
Pepsi 12 pack $2.98
Fuze Drink 18oz $1.08
Planters Dry Peanuts 16oz $1.98 (6/28 SS $1.00/3)
Kellogg's yogos $1.78
(1/$.40) printable
Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough 16.5 oz $1.94 (4/5 SS coupon $1.00/2)
Kellogg's Nutri-grain bars $1.98 ($1/2 peelie)

Pantry:

Ritz Crackerfuls $2.28 (7/12 SS $1.00/1)
Dole Fruit Bowls $1.98 (4/26 SS $.75/2)
Kellogg's Special K Bars 12ct $3.78 (7/12 RP $1.00/2)
Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie mix $1.78(2/$.75) printable
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix $.98
Quaker mini rice cakes $.98
Nature Valley granola bars $2.18 (7/12 SS $1/2)
Bush's baked beans 28oz $1.66
Kraft Easy Mac cups $.75 (Good Housekeeping mag, July 2009 B1G1)
Velveeta cups $.75
Ritz Cheese Ritz 8 snack pack $1.48
Keebler Snack Packs 12 $3.48
Keebler Cracker packs 8 $1.48
Smuckers 32oz grape jelly $.98
Dole Canned fruit 14.5oz tropical $.92 other $.95 (7/19 SS $.55/2)
Kellogg's pop tarts 12 pack $2.48 (6/7 RP $.55/1)
Pillsbury Brownie mix $.98 (4/19 RP $.35/1)
Fiber One Granola Bars $2.18 ($.75/2 in 6/14 SS)
Ragu 26 oz $1.47
Chef Boyardee pasta 15oz $.87
Crisco Veg/Canola oil 48 oz $2.68 (6/7 RP $.55/1)
Hungry Jack Syrup 27.6 oz $1.98
Pace Salsa 16oz $1.88 (6/21 SS $1/1)
Hy-Top Tomato sauce 15 oz $.48 or 8oz $.27
Jiffy Corn muffin mix $.43
Betty Crocker Cake Mix $.98
Hungry Jack instant potato $.88

Dairy:

Frigo String Cheese 12oz $2.48 (5/31 RP $1/1)
Yoplait Go-gurt Yogurt $2.36 (6/7 SS $1/2 or $.50/1)
Activa Yogurt $1.78
Tillamook Sour Cream 16oz $1.38
Hy-Top Milk $1.98
Nesquick chocolate milk 56oz $2.98 (June All You $.50/1)
Tillamook cheddar cheese 32 oz $5.97
Yoplait Yogurt 8oz $.50 (5/31 SS Buy 6 get 1 free)
Reesers Salads (potato, macaroni, cole slow) 48oz $2.38 ($1.00 printable)


Meat:
Hillshire lunch meat 5oz $1.93
Pork 1/2 picnic roast $.78lb
Beef Cross Rib Roast $1.99lb
Pork Boneless Sirloin Chops $1.68lb
Ground beef 30% $1.98
Pork boneless top loin chops $1.48lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $2.48 lb
Beef Petite Sirloin Steaks $2.98lb
Bottom Round Roast $1.79 lb or 2.08 lb sliced


Deli
Ham $3.98 lb
Roast Beef $2.98lb

Frozen foods:

Pillsbury Toaster Strudels $1.67
Tyson Chicken Patties and chicken nuggets $4.48 ($1.00/1bag in June All You mag)
Hot Pockets 9oz $1.77 (5/17SS $1.00/2)
Tillamook Ice Cream 56oz $3.38
Breyers Ice Cream 48oz $2.78 (5/17 RP $.75/1)
Dreyers Dibs 9oz $2.98 (7/12 RP $1/1)
Digiorno Pizza 34.2 oz $6.08 (6/14 SS $1.00/2)
Tony's 10.10oz frozen pizza $.98

Paper/Laundry:

Angel soft toilet paper 4 regular $1.00
Kleenex 85ct ultra $1.48, 200ct regular $1.48
Purex powder detergent 94oz $2.98

Bread:

Cascade Pride Grain Breads $1.18
Hy-Top Wheat and White bread $.92
Hy-Top hot dog and hamburger buns $.88


See Winco Bargain meals for some low cost meals

Also see BeCentsable's Grocery Gathering and Grocery Deals for more savings on your other favorite stores




Albertson's Dr. Pepper Deal - didn't work

I tried the Albertson's Dr. Pepper deal that has been reported and in Richland, WA it did not work. The buzz was that Dr. Pepper was ringing up a buy 2 get 2 free, then will the Dr. Pepper promotion if you bought $20 you would receive $10 Catalina. When I tried it they were not ringing up the two for free, the cashier kept trying, at that time the manager told me/us the Dr. Pepper was excluded from the 2 for 2 because Dr. Pepper has it's own promotion. So I decided not to buy them. Bummer.

Build a Helicopter

Saturday July 25th from 10:00 to 11:00 at Lowe's

It's a Helicopter this time!! How fun. My kids love these clinics. We normally attend each one. Then the kids come home and paint and decorate their item. These projects are FREE and the kids have a good time. To find out if your Lowe's is participating go to Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic, you will be able to sign up as well. On August 8th the project will be a power boat.

LLBean's Daily Sale





Here is LLBean's Daily Markdown. This nice boy's coat (little boys also). Original price was $59.00 today it's on sale for $29.99. This is a good price for a nice jacket. It's on sale for today only.


2 Inserts in Sundays Paper

Make sure you get a copy of this Sunday's paper. There should be 2 inserts. Thanks to Common Sense With Money here is a preview:


We are back to getting two coupon inserts this coming Sunday July 26th. Here’s the list of coupons available. Please remember that coupons and values are regional and you may not get the same coupons listed here:

SmartSource Insert
Colgate $.75/1 (x8/15) Max White, Max Fresh, Total, Sensitive or Kids
Colgate $1.00/1 (x 8/15)360 Sonic Power Toothbrush
Colgate $.40/1 (x8/15) Adult or Kids Manual Colgate Toothbrush
Irish Spring $.50 (x8/15) 1 Body Wash (excludes 2.5 oz size) or 2 Multi-Bar Soap (3-pack or larger)
Speed Stick $.75/1 (x8/15) Pro or 24/7 or Lady Speed Stick Clinical Proof or 24/7 (excluding 0.5 oz)
Speed Stick $.75/2 (x8/15) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick (excluding 0.5 oz)
Palmolive $.25/1 any (x8/15)
Tyson Skillet Creations $1/1 any Meal Kit (x10/26)
Dannon $1/2 6 packs Light & Fit (x9/15)
Dannon $1/1 Danimals 6 pack drink, 12 pack drink or 4 pack Crush Cup (x9/30)
Dannon $1/1 Danimals Crush Cup (x9/30)
DanActive $1/1 any 1 4-pack (x10/30)
Activia, Activia Light, Activia Fiber or Activia Drinks $1/1 4-pack (x10/30)
Edwards Singles $1/2 (x9/26)
Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes $.50/2 36 ct Tubs or larger or 42ct Refills or One 72 ct Refill or Larger (x9/06)
Cottonelle Toilet Paper $.50/2 4-packs or One 12-Pack or larger (x9/06)
Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper $.50/1 4-Pack or larger (x9/06)
Tylenol Extra Strength $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Tylenol PM $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Tylenol Arthritis $2/1 any (excludes trial size) (x10/31)
Scott MIR $2 wyb 2 different products; $3 wyb 3 different products; $4 wyb 4 different products (must be postmarked by 8/16)
Schick Quattro $4/1 Women or Intuition Plus Razor or Refill; Titanium Razor, Trimmer, or Refill (x8/30)
Schick $1/1 Disposable Razor (x8/30)
Post Cereal $1/2 (x9/06)
Post Cereals $1/2 Grape Nuts, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran (x9/06)
OxiClean Powder $1/1 56 oz or larger (x10/31)
OxiClean $1/1 Stain Fighter Liquid (x10/31)
OxiClean $.75/1 Laundry Pre-Treater Spray (x10/31)
I-Caps Eye Drops $2/1 (x10/31)
Opti-Free Eye Solution $4/2 10oz or twin pack (x10/31)
Systane Eye Product $2/1 (x10/31)
Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Sandwiches $.75/1 8 oz or larger (x10/31)
Snyder’s of Hanover Lunch Packs $1/1 5.5 oz or larger (x10/31)
California Pizza Kitchen $1/1 Crispy Thin Crust product 910 ox or larger) (x8/31)
Sunsweet Prune Juice $1/1 64 oz bottle (x11/30)
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal $1/2 (x9/06)
2000 Flushes Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner $.55/1 (x10/31)
Clearasil $1/1 any (x10/18)
Rid-X Septic System Treatment $.50/1 (x9/20) (x10/18) – two like coupons

RedPlum Insert
Scotch Packaging Tape $.50/1 any (x9/30)
Scotch Packaging Supply $.50/1 any (x9/30)
Scotch Easy Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser $1/1 any (x9/30)
Quilted Northern $1/1 6-Double Roll or larger or Ultra Plush (x9/13)
9Lives $.75/1 Dry Cat Food 3.15 lbs or larger (x9/30)
9Lives $1/1 12 Can Variety Pack, 12 individual cans or 3 4-Packs (x9/30)
Bayer $1.50/1 Quick Release Crystals any (x10/31)
Bayer $1/1 24 ct or larger Aspirin (x10/31)
Bayer $1.50/1 any Heart Health Advantage (x10/31)
Phillips $1/1 any (x10/31)
Noxzema $1/1 SpaShave 4-Blade 3-Pack, Super Smooth Triple Blade 4-Pack, Soft-n-Sassy Twin Blade 10-Pack or Bikini Grooming Wand (x9/30)
Hillshire Farm $.55/1 Deli Select Lunchmeats (9 ox or larger) (x8/15)
Flex-a-min Joint Care $6/1 any (x9/9)
Ball Park Franks $1/2 any variety (x8/22)
Herbal Essences Buy any 1 shampoo, conditioner or styling product and get 1 styling product free (x8/31)
Aussie $2/2 any (x8/31)
Balsam Lasting Color $1/2 any
Pantene $1/1 Expressions or Restoratives product (excludes trial size) (8/31)
Strap Perfect Bra Strap Concealer $1/1 any (x10/30)
Alli $15 any (x9/30)
Flintstones Multivitamin product $1/1 any (x10/31)
One A Day Kids Multivitamin product $1/1 (x10/31)
One A Day Adult or Teen Multivitamin product 12ct+ $2/1 (x10/31)
Citracal $1/1 any exc Creamy Bites (x10/31)
Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, or Milky Way singles (2oz-2.13oz) $1/2 (x8/23)
Dove, M&Ms, Starburst, Skittles, Twixels, M&Ms Premiums, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way or 3 Musketeers brand items 4.4oz+ $1/2 (x8/26) (Target Coupon)
Dove Ice Cream 4pk, Minis Mix Ice Cream 12ct, Snickers Ice Cream Bars 6pk or M&Ms Ice Cream Sandwich 6pk $1/2 (x8/26) (Target Coupon)
Combos snack (7oz+) or Kudos Brand 10pk product .50/1 (x8/26) (Target Coupon)
AcneFree Clear Skin System, Sensitive Skin System, Severe To Clear System, OR Redness Relief System $3/1 (x9/30)
AcneFree non-kit treatment $1/1 (x9/30)
Luigi’s Real Italian Ice Product .50/1 (x9/30)
Minute Maid Frozen Novelty .50/1 (x9/30)
Nature’s Bounty vitamins and supplements $1/1 any (x9/9)
Neutrogena Face Cosmetics $2/1 any (x9/6)
Neutrogena Eye/Lip Cosmetics $1/1 any (x9/6)
Essence Magazine $1/1 (x10/2)
Walgreens Ace Brace & Support Product $2/1 (x10/31)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Target's Big Mark Down!



Thanks to The Bargain Jargon she has informed us that Target marks down their toys twice a year and it's time again for them to mark their toys off up to 75%. Per her article they normally mark the down the last week in July (possibly on Wednesday). This is great for Christmas and birthdays. Here is a link to her Target Clearance Tips, very good advice.

Yoke's Fresh Market


Here is the Fresh Friday board for Yoke's Fresh Market. Yoke's stores are in Washington and Idaho. I am always wondering what's on the fresh market board. I found it online so I thought I would start sharing it on Fridays. Sale prices above are good through this Thursday. On Friday and will post the new list.




Kids Eat for $.99 at Applebee's Tonight


Wednesdays kids eat for $.99 with a purchase of an adult entree. Save additional money by ordering ice water with a lemon wedge instead of a soft drink. Select the 2 for $20 and you can eat out for about $25.

Wednesday - Time to go out to Lunch Today at Arby's

Wednesday July 22nd receive a Free Roastburger with any soft drink purchase. Check with you local store to make sure they are participating.

Wednesday Sales at JCPenney Outlet Online

WEDNESDAY DEAL! Sophia Caperelli® Gathered Tote
This great bag was originally $110 and now it's on sale for $34.99. This would be a great deal for Christmas. There are several other items on sale today. Check out today's Wednesday Sale at JCPenney Outlet Online (this is today's sale link).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Remember the basics when saving on groceries




This is a good website to cruise through. Here is a nice article on the basics about saving on groceries. Go to GalTime for more interesting articles. When you sign up you can register for a Free Bottle of Sunscreen.


7 Simple Ways to Save on Groceries
By: Elizabeth McGuirk of Frugally Blonde, Living the Good Life on Less


Today I am sharing some very simple, easy ways to start reducing your grocery bill. These ideas are great for beginners, because they take a minimal amount of time and effort, and they are also a great reminder for anyone of the basics of saving money.

1) Choose a grocery budget and stick to it. This is probably the number one way to save on really anything: deciding that you won’t spend more than a certain amount. Start with a very realistic budget, just a little lower than what you usually spend. Then keep track of your shopping each week or month and don't spend over that amount, even if you have to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches the last few days of the month!

2) Plan meals. Don't go to the grocery store and just buy whatever looks good. Actually sit down and go over your schedule and see what meals you'll be eating and what ingredients you need. When I started seriously doing this, I was amazed to find how little I actually needed to buy for each week. If planning all your meals seems daunting, just write down dinners for one Monday through Friday and work up from there.


3) Shop with a list and stick to it. After you've planned your meals, make a detailed list and stick to it. Don't forget items for breakfast, lunches, and snacks, as well as beverages, paper products, cleaning products - anything you normally buy at a grocery or big box store. This practice has the added benefit of reducing trips to the store for forgotten items, which further reduces the chance of impulse buying.

4) Start clipping coupons. I could write a lot about couponing, but getting started really doesn't take much effort or explanation. Simply buy a Sunday newspaper each week and start looking for coupons on items you were going to buy anyway. If you find a $.50 coupon on the brand of cereal you always buy, and your store doubles it (which many do), then that little slip of paper is a dollar in your pocket. Once you are comfortable using a few coupons here and there, you can move on to matching them with sales and other coupon strategies.

5) Stock up on sales. Most people have probably done this at some time or other. You've noticed that your favorite cereal is on sale, so you've bought three boxes. It's definitely a good idea to do this, with a couple of caveats. First, don't buy ten boxes of cereal if it's not in your budget. It will save you more money in the long run to stick to a budget than to save a couple of dollars on cereal one month. Also, remember that many items go on sale regularly, so there's no need to buy ten if it will go on sale again in six weeks.

6) Consider generics - In my opinion, it is definitely worth it to try the generic brand on pretty much anything. You can always switch back, but you might save a considerable amount of money without even noticing by, for instance, buying generic canned tomatoes.

7) Think outside the box - Challenge the way you have been thinking about shopping and spending money. I have always been a frugal person, but when I examined my grocery budget last summer I found that I was acting on a lot of premises that could be challenged. For instance, did my husband have to have name brand chips and salsa, or would he be perfectly fine with the generic brand? (It was the latter.) Did I need to keep my pantry stocked with certain items, or should I just buy them when I was planning to use them in a recipe? Should I buy this item just because it's on sale or is it better to just spend less money this week?



Monday, July 20, 2009

Sears Online Sales



If you're in the market for electronics you might think about ordering it online if it saves you time and money. Check out Sears Sales.

Printable Coupons



It seems most stores will take printable coupons now. I haven't had any problems lately. Check out Red Plums coupons. You will have to put in your zip code for the coupons available to you.

Tuesday 7/21 Free Pastry at Starbucks

Tuesday morning until 10:30 take this coupon into Starbucks when you order your morning beverage and receive a free pastry. Treat Yourself!!
Print the coupon here.

Swimming Pool Games

Do you have a swimming pool for your kids? We have an above ground pool we purchased at Costco three years ago and my kids play in it everyday. I found if they have games to play in the pool they tend to get along better, unless they start to fight about the game of course. Here are some fun games they can play.

Go on a Treasure Hunt. Toss coins, or any type of "treasure items" in the pool; whoever brings up the most “treasure” in five minutes wins.

Try to catch a Butterfinger Ball. Slather a beach ball with sunscreen then toss it up in the air and see how long everyone in the pool can keep it out of the water.

Play catch. One person stands at the edge of the diving board. Just as they spring off, throw them a ball to try to catch in mid-air. We have a trampoline next to our above ground pool they use to jump in the pool.

Have a laugh with Pop the Piranha. Toss a water balloon in the pool and encourage kids try to pop it while it’s wet. It’s nearly impossible! My kids love this game.

These ideas and more can be found at All You online.

Back To School


Get out your back to school list and go to Wal-Mart. I picked up most of my items already. They have some very good prices. Pick up a few extra things since the prices are so good. You might need them throughout the year.

$.15 each
Spiral notebooks 70 sheet
2 pocket folders (w or w/o prongs)
.
$.25 each
Crayola crayons 24 ct
Elmer’s glue
Elmer’s glue sticks 2pk
.
$.50 each
Mead 3 ring binder folders
Trapper Keeper spiral notebooks
.
$1 each
Crayola colored pencils
Crayola markers
Bic Crystal pens 10pk
Dixon pencils 24pk
Pencil boxes
.
$1.50 each
Bic mechanical pencils 10 pk
Expo 2 pk

Thank you to Frugal Coupon Living.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walgreen's Weekly Sales 7/19 - 7/25



Here are some of this week's favorites

Bic Comfort Shavers -4 pack $2.99
$2 SS 6/7
$2 SS 7/19
= $.99
.
Dove Bar Soap $.99
$1 RP 5/17
$1 RP 6/7
= FREE
.
Mentos Gum $.99 w/ Walgreens WFC
$1 SS 5/3
= FREE
.
$1 Pilot G2 Pens -2 pack (get $1 RRs)
= FREE after RRs
.
Transparent Scotch Tape $.39
$1/3 RP 7/12
= $.06 each
.
There are MANY back to school items under $1!

Thanks to Frugal Coupon Living