Monday, April 28, 2008

Food Lion

I can't get my grocery trip total down to nothing, but this trip did impress the guy in line behind me. I was pretty pleased with my total. What you see above is...
2 lb sandwich bread, 2 FL tasteeos honey nut cereal, zuchinni, 2 sweet onions, Always feminine products, gerber nail clippers, FL travel wipes,2 lt 7up, FL corn oil spray, 5 cans FL veggies, Welch jelly, ketchup, cream of chicken soup, 2 jiffy blueberry muffin mix, Seapak Popcorn shrimp, jumbo white eggs, yoplait kids yogurt, 1.5 lbs cubed steak, 2.5 lbs chicken breast tenders, 10 lb chicken leg quarters, jamestown sausage, pilsbury frozen biscuits.

Total oop: $35.69 Total saved: $40.32

I consider it a great success when I save more than I spend.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Sausage gravy & biscuits, eggs

Tuesday - Hamburger Helper, Mixed Veggies, Bread

Wednesday - CrockPot Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Thursday - Leftovers

Friday - Tacos, Refried Beans, Rice

Saturday - Pork Chops, Grilled Onions & Zuchinni, Mac & Cheese, Peas

Sunday - Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Inbox Dollars

I signed up for this a week or two ago and am really liking it. I have been reading e-mails that they send me and have actually signed up for a couple of things that have gotten me extra money (more on those in a minute). So far, I have accumulated about $26.31 in my account. Most of this just for reading e-mails. The two things that I have signed up for that did get me $18 of that is 1)CH DVD- it's like the DVD club the only difference is I got 3 DVD for a one time fee of $9.95- NO SHIPPING. All I have to do is order 2 DVD's a year @ $7.95 - $14.95 ea (no shipping charges) to maintain my membership. I can cancel anytime after the first year. I would do that anyway so I see this as not spending extra money to get my $10 sign up bonus with Inbox Dollars. 2) - I signed up for the one month trial for $1- This will get me a $10 Exxon Gas card, $8 in my Inbox Dollars account and I will cancel within the first month if I don't think it is something we will use. I think I will just let the money accumulate and request my check about October and use it to go Christmas shopping. Check out the link to the right and sign up.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I Love, Love, Love CVS.....

I did this in 3 transactions.

3) (18oz) Soft Soap Spa @ $5.49 ea (Got me $16.47 in ECB)
3) Zone Bars @ $1.39 ea (Got me $2 in ECB)
4) Alavert Citrus (Bonus 18ct) @ $6.99 ea (Got me $16 in ECB)
2) Jergens Natural Glow @ $5.99 ea (Will get me $5 ECB when I buy one more)
1) 32 oz Heinz White Vinegar @ $1.79 (Got me $1 ECB-I used this as a filler on my first transaction)

4)Alavert $4/1
1)Zone Bars $1.50/1
3)Soft Soap $1/1
2)Jergens $ .75/1
1)CVS $2/$6 Lotion or Soap purchase
ECB's $35.46

Total OOP: $4.67 - $8 ECB's in my pocket for next time

That's $62.57 worth of product for $4.67

Not as good as a lot I've seen posted, but I am pleased.

My savings at CVS so far this month are $408

Monday, April 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

A little late, but here goes....

Monday - Chicken Fried Rice, Salad, Garlic Bread

Tuesday - Pork Chops, Mashed Potatos, Green Peas, Rolls

Wednesday - Will hopefully go out to celebrate my 1 year without a cigarette anniversary!!!!!

Thursday - Spicy Skillet Chicken, Rice, Salad, Garlic Bread

Friday - Hamburger Helper, Mixed Veggies, Garlic Bread

Saturday - Pork Chops, Grilled onions, Rolls, Baked Potato

Sunday - Lunch at Cracker Barrel w/family for Dad's B-day

For more meal planning tips and recipes visit

Monday, April 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Pizza Hut Pizza takeout (thank you hubby)
Tuesday - Chicken Quesadillas, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans (Moved from last week) Wednesday - Pork Roast, Blackeyed Peas, Mashed Potatos, Rolls (Moved from last week)
Thursday - Hot Dog Casserole, Slaw, French Fries, Rolls
Friday - Hamburger Helper, Mixed Veggies, Rolls
Saturday - Spicy skillet chicken, rice, salad
Sunday - Lunch w/MIL

For more menu ideas check out, lots and lots to look at.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I am hooked. I've been shopping at CVS with a plan for a little over a week now and I have already saved about $233.60. This is what I did today on my way home from work (done in two transactions).

2)Febreeze Noticeables
1)Pepcid EZ Chew
2)Excedrin Migraine
1)Johnson & Johnson Melt Away Stress Lotion
1)2pk Cheerios

Used: Febreeze B1/G1
Pepcid $2/1
Excedrin 2) $2/1
J&J Lotion $1/1
Cheerios $1/1
$17.00 ECB

$3.84 OOP (including tax)
$7 ECB's received for next time
Oh yeah, the little piece of paper is a rebate form for up to $5.50 back on the Pepcid, so actually when I get that back I will make $1.66 on these transaction.

All of my trips to CVS in the last week have not been quite so pleasant. This is what happened while I was in the store last Saturday...

There were two witnesses, but neither was able to get a license plate #. Of course, the guy left and now I am stuck having to pay for the damages myself. Good thing I am saving all of this money.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This is my first menu plan Monday post, but I hope to make it a weekly habit. I got the idea over at It is a great site you should check it out.

Monday - leftovers from the weekend.

Tuesday - Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and P-Nut Butter Crackers

Wednesday - Crockpot Chicken, Rice, Green Beans & Potatoes

Thursday - Chicken Quesadillas, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans

Friday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans & Corn

Saturday - leftovers

Sunday - Pork Roast, Augratin Potatoes, Green Peas