Saturday, August 30, 2008

Deals this week...

5) 12 pks Pepsi products - 5/$10
1) 2lt Sierra Mist Free - mfg cpn free w/purchase of Pepsi 12 pack
6) 2lt Diet 7UP - sale for .99 used 3)B1G1 free mfg cpns
1) Wholesome Goodness Cat food Cup - mfg cpn for free cup
1) Gerber Nail Clippers - $2 off any Gerber accessory FLIP
5) cans Food Lion Veggies - 5/$3
2) cans Hanover Black Beans - .42 each
1) Crystal Light Canister - cpn for free from All You Magazine/August
OOP: $16.45 / Total Saved: $18.13

2) 4PK Dbl Rolls Lowes Toilet Paper - B1/G1
4) Meow Mix Market Select Cat Food - 2/$1, used a $1/4 mfg cpn
1) Suddenly Salad - $1, used .40/1 doubled
2) Ronzoni Healthy Harvest - 2/$3 sale
1) Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing - free w/cpn from August All You
4) Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage - B1/G1 sale, used 2) $1.50/2 mfg cpns
OOP: $9.62 / Total Saved: $23.38

**Actually all of this was free - I signed up for the WS Journal with a nice man who gave me a $10 gift card for doing so. Hubby gets the paper out of the stand every day, so this will actually save money in the long run.

2) Puffs Tissues - .89 w/in ad cpn, used 2).25/1
3) 10pk Prep H Wipes - used $2/1 WAGS cpn / 3)$3/1 mfg cpns -overage
2) Scrubbing Bubbles Gel Toilet Clnr - raincheck 2/$4, used 2)$1/1 mfg cpns
2) 5lb Domino Sugar- raincheck 1.99, used 2).25/1 mfg cpns
2) Rimmel Glamour Eyes Mascara - B1/G1, used 1)$1/1 mfg cpn
3) Peter Pan Peanut Butter - 3/$5 w/in ad cpn, used 3)$1/1 mfg cpns
2) Dawn Dish Detergent - .99 w/in ad cpn, used 2) .25/1 mfg cpn
OOP: $16.22 / Total Saved: $63.43

Will get $2 ESR back for Scrubbing Bubbles

I got too much at WalMart to break it all down..I got a mix of groceries, clearance summer shoes for next year, a $6 Spider Man Magazine for little man because he had such a good first week at school (didn't get in trouble once).
OOP: $60.75 / Total Saved: $22.00

So to sum up This weeks shopping...
Total OOP: $103.04 / Total Saved: $126.94

Good week for me!

Free Stuff

Since yesterday, I have been to Food Lion, Lowes Foods, Walgreens and WalMart. Here is just what I got free either with coupons or B1/G1 free sales...

1) 2lt Sierra Mist Free
3) 2lt Diet 7UP
1) Gerber Nail Clippers
2) Crystal Light Canisters
1) Wholesome Goodness canned cat food
1) 4 Double Roll pack Lowes Foods Toilet Paper
1) Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing
2) Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage
3) 10pk Preparation H wipes
1) Rimmel Glamour Eyes Mascara
1) 16 slice Kraft Cheese
1) Apple Shaped Post-it Notes (Christmas for Teacher)
1) Cascade Crystal Clear Rinse Agent
2) 16 ct pack Kotex panty liners

Total Savings in freebies alone: $54.52

Monday, August 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I didn't have a menu plan last week because we went to the BEACH on Tuesday and came back on Friday - having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I will post pics of the beach and also my awesome soccer players (they came in second in the Soccer Spectacular this weekend) later this week.
Monday - Take Kiddos out to eat to celebrate and talk about the first day of school.
Tuesday - Split Chicken Breasts, Green Peas, Pierogies
Wednesday - Ham, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli
Thursday - Left overs
Friday - Beef Stirfry w/onions, Rice, Green Beans
Saturday - HotDogs, Chips, Slaw, Baked Beans
Sunday - ????

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Way 2 Save

I thought I would give an update on my Way2Save account at Wachovia. You can read my first blog about it here. I opened this account around the middle of April, 2008. I have $50 transferred once a month from my checking account into this account. Other than that, the only time money goes in is when I use my debit card or pay a bill online. Each time that happens $1 is transferred from my checking a/c to my
Way2Save a/c. So far....are you ready?....I have accumulated $490.74 in this account. In just 4 months and really I haven't missed the money at all. If you had asked me in April if I could save $500 in 4 months, I would have said "no way!!!". But I have. I am hoping to just leave this money alone, but it's nice to know that I can do Christmas without credit cards this year. I've got other things in line for Christmas, InboxDollars, EBates, MyPoints, VisaExtra Points all kinds of things in the works.

Luna Moth

This is what we found on our back door yesterday morning when we left for work(don't look at how dirty my door is, this is the one the dogs hang out at). Back in the spring, Luke's class read a story about a Luna Moth in school and the next week he found one sitting on the bug zapper light when we were leaving for school one morning. I got him a container to put it in and he got to take it to show his class a "real" Luna Moth. They turned it loose as soon as everyone had seen it. He was so excited. The one yesterday morning is the third one we have seen this year. I don't remember ever seeing them before. I found this interesting information this morning. I hope they come back next year.


1)96oz. Bleach Sale $ .99 / $.99
2)Scott 4 Roll TP- In Ad Cpn $1.99- 2)$1/1 mfg cpn- $1.98 for 2
2)33.8oz Suavitel- In Ad Cpn B1/G1- 1) $ .50/1 mfg cpn- 2.29 for 2
2)Toilet Bowl Tablets-In Ad Cpn B1/G1- $ .99 for 2
2)Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner-Sale B1/G1- 2)$ .50/1 mfg cpn- $2.29 for 2
4)Planters Cocktail Peanuts-Sale B1/G1- 2)$3/1 mfg cpn- $ .98 for 4
6)8ct Bic Ultra Grip Pens-Sale 2/$1.00- 3)$2/1 mfg cpn- free for 6
1)Roll Film Developed-In ad cpn good last Wednesday when I dropped it off / free

Total Spent - $5.18 (Used $5 RR from Kellogs deal last week)
Total Saved - $44.19

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This weeks menu is going to be a little difficult as we have something to do every night this week, but hopefully I will still be able to manage this....
Monday - Italian Chicken, Broccoli, Rice, Rolls
Tuesday - Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad
Wednesday - Black Bean Soup, Open Tacos
Thursday - Ham, Mac & Cheese, Broccoli
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Cheeseburgers, Chips, Pork & Beans
Sunday - ????
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Better late than never...

Monday - Beddar Cheddar Smoked Sauage, Pierogies, Grilled onions
Tuesday - Sesame Baked Chicken, Rice, Green Beans
Wednesday - Home made Pizza
Thursday - Black Bean Soup, Open Tacos
Friday - Ground Pork & Potato Balls, Rice, Broccoli, Bread
Saturday - Smoked Sausage, Green Beans & Potatoes, Bread
Sunday - ????

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