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This is my 10th year couponing and Im still learning things everyday! Glad you stopped by to check it out! Thanks!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Coupon Bins and Coupon Fairies OH MY!

So the word is out that CVS is starting to put in some coupon swap Bins. Bring your unwanted still in date coupons, and take what you need.

Also Be on the look out for Coupon Fairies or Be one your self! What is a coupon fairy you might ask? Its someone who leaves i coupon on an item in a store.. I have been one and recieved! How about you??

Read all the info here Coupon Bin and Fairies


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Review of Zesty Chicken BBQ

So I made the Zesty Chicken BBQ tonight for supper.. We both agreed it was good.. Not great, not bad, but good. Seemed like we needed a but spicer bbq sauce. Just wanted to post our opinons on it :)

Click here for Recipe

Monday, July 5, 2010

Holy Milk Batman! (publix Run)

Ok Here it is, 68 Ready to Feed Similac Sensitive RS, 2 Sourcream, 2 frenchs mustard, 2 hotdog buns,2 renolds foil... Total$384 AfterSavings and Coupons--- Grand Total $76 plus tax(7.60 since i was in MGM) !!!!!!!!!! $308 in savings!!! = <---- One happy Mommy!!

Weekly Meal Plan

Here is my Weekly Meal Plan, With the 4th this week and hubby off today, Im meal planning Tuesday-Friday. We usual eat out on the weekends.. These are in no order as i find sticking one thing to one day doesnt work for us. I just make a list for the week and pick each day, and i always ad a few extra meals.

The first two are new recipes i havent tried..

Zesty Crockpot Chicken-Here

Baked parmasan chicken-Here

Taco Kit

Bacon/Tomato sandwich (we arnt very big on the lettuce! lol)

Frozen Lasagna or Pizza

Grilled Steak or hamburgers..

The best part is my list of stuff i will need to make these is less than $5 this week! YAY!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Cokes are still $5 at Walmart as well as Pepsi Products and Dr Pepper. Folks Im telling you this is a steal! .20 a can!! GO get them! Also BOLO(be on the look out) for Clearance in the craft section! Lots of things to choose from!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010


There are usually a few SUPER deals at Publix each week. This week however is spotty. I didnt see anything I had to have enought to drive into prattville, so im out. If you would like to view the ad it can be found on www.iheartpublix.com


Monday, June 7, 2010

This weeks Deals

Nothing really jumped out at me this week. I dont think im heading to any of the drug stores. Not really my week. Waiting on Publix to come out!


Meal Deal at Winn Dixie on Wed

Starting Wed you can get the following for only $13.99! Have the April All You? Look on page 102 for a $1 off coupon and it will be $12.99! Cant beat the meal deals!

Stoffers Lasagna
Garlic Bread
Green Giant Steamers
Edys Ice Cream
2 Lt Coke


Saturday, June 5, 2010

CASE(24 pack) Drinks at Walmart Only $5

Yep you read that right! Case Packs of Coke,Pepsi,and Dr Pepper Products are all on Sale right now for $5! Thats just .20 a can!!!! This is a MAJOR STOCK UP price!!! Go ASAP im not sure how long this will last!


The Blog is BACK!!!

Yep Im back in action ready to go! Catie Claire's accident, My surgery, and just life has been in the way. But here i am ready to jump back into action! So Lets BLOG!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time out

Well with Catie Claire Accident and My Surgery This week This Blog is on a Time Out! Hope after Im well we will be back up and running 100%

Thanks to all those who have asked about why i havent blogged lately!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Great SALE at The Childrens Place ONLINE!!

Wow you need to RUN on over to TCP on Line!!! They have a Great Deal going on Right now on alot of things But the Best is Boys Polo Shirts for only $5!!! Plus Free Shipping! And you Can use a 15% off code making them onlu $4.25 each shipped!!! How Great is that for TCP!!!???!! Better Hurry styles are going fast!!

Free Shipping Code-- FSFEB2010
15% off- M2A9MMCE2A

Happy Birthday Swagbucks!!!

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks, today is the day!
Sign up HERE

enter code SWAGISFREE for 60 extra bucks!

There should be lots of giveaways for extra SB today. It only takes 450(45 from old system) for a $5 Amazon Card!!!!

Happy Swag Hunting!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sorry.. Im still here

Sorry about the entire last 7 days. I am still here, just have alot going on personally and trying to get things sorted out. But im back, got my coupons sorted and ready to start blogging again...


Monday, February 15, 2010

Publix Run

So Not a SUPER great week, just a few ends.
Total Before Coupons:$107.07
Store Coupons-$13.79
Vendor Coupons-$10.54
Special Price Savings-$13.92
Grand Total- $68.82

So i know what your thinking! $68.82 for that!!!! Yes, I forgot to take a pic of the two gift cards 1-$50 Amex, and 1-$10 Publix Card :) There was a coupon in the flyer for get a $10 Publix GC when you buy a $50 amex card- there was a $4.95 ati fee but they basicly paid me $5.05 to change $50 to a GC- I have NO problem with that- I will take your $5.05 :)

So heres what i got-
2- Country Crock
2- Bags M & M (1/2 off valentines)
2-Pillsbury Cookies
2-Roasted Almonds
2-Lysol All Purpose Cleaners
2- Golden Oreos
1-Hallmark Card
2-Marie Calenders Shelf Stable Pasta Meals( were trying some new things for hubbys work lunches)
1-$50 Amex card
1-$10 Publix Gift Card

So if you break that down I paid $8.82 for all the items pictured-- And I have a $50 Amex GC and a $10 Publix Card to spend :) I think thats a pretty good deal :)


Need a Good Quick Lunch???

Wow these Pasta Al Dente meals are wonderful! I love the fettuccine, and Publix had these BOGO last week and with coupons made them .65!!! One of the best frozen lunch meals we have had! We have also tried lots of the verities and not a bad one yet! Anyway If your looking for a new easy lunch for 1, i suggest these!


Swag Bucks

If you are not signed up for Swagbucks, you might want to by February 25! Swagbucks is celebrating their 2nd Birthday and will have exciting new chances to earn starting on the 25th. Plus if your a memeber before then there is a "secret" prize from them, but no one knows what.Join today so you can be more familer with the site before the big birthday bash!

Just 45 Swagbucks will earn a $5 Amazon gift card. There are hundereds of gift cards and prizes to choose from!

And its really easy, all you do is use the swagbucks for your searched instead of Yahoo or google. I get at least 1-2 swag bucks everyday- and have won several 3s and 5s on Fridays which is Mega Swagbucks day.

So just go Here to signup! No gimmics or anything, i redeemed for a $5 amazon GC the first month, now im saving up for something big! You can get a Playstation 3 for 5700 SB!

Plus if your on FB and i know your a SB user ill email you to let you know when there is a secret code out ;)

Any questions just ask me!!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

So another Week a new Meal plan- Remember these are in no certain order

Volcano Chicken

Crock Pot Pork Chops(roll over from last week)

Pizza Hut $10 pizza(we got a credit this week becuase our order was wrong)

Philly Cheese Steaks

were out of town on Wed, and brandon has meeting on Tuesday and Thursday so a short cooking week for me :)


So Far This year...

So i was just thinking today of all the stuff i have already scored a years supply of. Here is what i came up with so far.

Years supply-
12 Cases of Aquafina- Profit of $9
10-3 pack Zest- $10 (im sure this is over a year)
3/4 Gallon of shampoo- Traded stockpile with rebecca
15- 30 packsFinish tabs-$1 each
20 Big Body towels from Khols- $1.40 each! I hope these last years!
12- Boxes of 25 Gallon zippy bags Target- $10
6 Frenchs mustard- free
20- Hallmark Cards- Free
12 packs Carefree- .12 each(average)

1/2 year-
15 packs of bacon- $1.25 pack
6 packs Kotex-$1 each

1/4 year-
12 packs of wipes- .50 each
12 packs of huggies and pampers diapers- avg of $3.99 pack
17 cases of mt dew $1.60 each
10 packs 8oz cheese- .99 each

Things i still have left over from my years supply last year
5 tubes of crest toothpaste- all free
4 listerne- all free
lots of pain meds aleve, tylonal,ect

ANd this is all since Jan 1-- im sure there are others i just cant remember right now


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS

The Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS match up are done over I heart Saving money.. You can view the matches up Here Now some Rite Aids take Man IP coupons, but as far as i know all RA in the Tri Cities areas will not take an IP coupon unless its a RA one. If you find out different please let me know!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Its a Coupon Swap @ HOJ in Prattville!!!!

Yep Its almost that time again!

Its a Coupon Swap!
Where- HOJ- (House of Java) Cobbs Ford Rd in Prattville
When- Feb 23
Time-530-8 (if we dont get kicked out first ;)

Please RSVP imanscarmedic@yahoo.com!

You dont have to have any coupons to attend. There will be Plenty to go around. HOJ also has an indoor play center if you need to bring your kids. If you do attend with coupons, please have them all cut and orginized. We will be on limited time since they close at 8pm. ANy questions??? Let me know! We would love to have you join our swap!!

New Coupon Swap on al.com

al.com has launched a new coupon swap forum!!! Go HERE to find out all about it!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Free 8x10 Photo Collage

Walgreens is offering a completely FREE 8x10 collage photo when you use code "VDAY" at checkout. Choose in-store pick-up and you will owe nothing!
**This was only supposed to work on Friday, 2/12, however it is now working!**

Free Excedrin!!!

Go here and select anything but excedrin for your FREE bottle! Coupons will be mailed :)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Publix Ad

The publix ad is up for this week. Looks like another good week for me!
Go here to check out the ad and the super deals for this week :)
(yeah maybe one day i learn how to post a link.. untill then copy and paste)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prattville Relay For Life- Clubbin For a Cure

So My Friend Jill is Rasing Money for Prattville Relay For Life. This year there Theme is "Clubbin For A Cure"

At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. By joining or donating to our team, you will be a part of a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.
Fighting cancer is a team effort. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone.

To Raise Money They are selling Raffle Tickets For 3 Gift Baskets. Tickets are just $3 each or 2/$5. If you would like one you can Contact Jill at jill_combs00@yahoo.com. And she even takes Paypal ;)

$50 A Family Affair Photography
Gift Certificate
$20 Perfect Nails Gift Certificate
Coffee Cup and Loving Stuffed Puppy
Gourmet Cocoa
Divine Gourmet Chocolates
Heart Shaped Suckers
Fizzing Scented Bath Bombs
Aloe Infused Lounge Socks
Luxury Sleep Mask
Manicure Kit

$20 Jose’s Cantina Gift Certificate
Two Promenade 12 Theatre Managers Movie Passes
Two Passes to Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum
Bottle of Sparkling Cider
Bottle of Sparkling Grape
Two Wine glasses
Once Upon a Love Song Book
Lovers Coupon Book
Hersheys Kisses
Rose Petal Bath Confetti

$50 A Family Affair Photography Gift Certificate
$20 Renaissance Massage Gift Certificate
Three-Piece Professional Grill Tools
Loving Stuffed Bear
Gourmet BBQ Sauce Trio
Divine Grill Spices
Two Giant Beer Glasses
Beautiful Crystal Rose
Two Chocolate Roses
Assorted Chocolates


Monday, February 8, 2010

Bertolli Frozen Lasagna

Sooo Whats your Fav Non Homemade meal? We are absolutely in Love with these Bertolli Frozen lasagna meals. Easy and quick and SUPER YUMMY(Thanks to my friend Carolyn for sharing because i NEVER would have bought these EVER) So no these are def not the cheapest meals out there(around 6-8$ and feeds 2, rarely coupons come out but when they do i stock up, got this round for $4 after coupon and GC from Target) but i havent found any good "quality" frozen family meals.(If You have i would LOVE to hear from you!!!) We were eating the Contessa Sesame chicken skillet meals, but they have lowered the chicken quality the last time i wasnt sure i was going to be able to eat mine (bleck!)

So anyway. I would say we have this about once a month, yes its a little more than i like to spend but the quality is def there to make up for the price tag!

Topped it off with the New York Chibotta Bread

Total meal cost $5.50


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Meal Plan

So another Week a new Meal plan- Remember these are in no certain order.(if you missed the first post on my meal plan you can go back about 7 post and read it)

Blake's Spegetti Bake

Bertoli Frozen Lasgna

Breakfast for supper

Volcano Chicken

Grilled Steaks(roll over from last week)

Crock Pot Pork Chops(roll over from last week)

Frozen pizza and Breadsticks

Friday, February 5, 2010

Homemade Chicken Finger Sandwiches and French Fries

So tonights menu was Chicken Finger Sandwiches and French Fries. This is one of my personal favs.. Sorry no Pic, I forgot and we ate them all up!

You can buy raw tenders but its much cheaper (usually) to make your own.(Take for example this week at FO raw tenders were $2.30/lb while breast were $1.98 lb, its very easy to cut your own) Take boneless skinless breast and trim fat and cut in strips. Coat in mixture of Flour and lemon pepper. Deep Fry, Put on Hamburger buns and serve with sauce of your choice. I like Texas pete Honey mustard. B- likes Kraft Sweet and Sour.

For French Fries- Peel potatoes. I have a fry cutter($8 at Bed bath and Beyond) if you dont have one cut in fry shape, place in bowl and fill with water, let soak about 10 mins. Remove all water and deep fry.

Oh Sooo Yummy!!!


Coupon Clutch GIVEAWAY!

Michelle over at Money Saving Maddness is giving away this AWESOME Coupon Clutch!!! This is one of the neatest coupon binders i have seen yet!

The Coupon Clutch is a binder system wrapped in stylish fabric to make it look like a tote. Straps allow you to carry it like a purse, but inside the eye appealing tote is room for a deluxe binder system! In fact, this system will hold over 3,000 coupons!

Go here to find out how you can sign up to win!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Baked Pork Chops

This is always a big hit and one of the cheapest and easiest meals i make.

All you do is take any cut pork chops, wash and place in glass baking dish and cover them in a Bottle of BBQ sauce, on top and bottom. Bake on 375 for about 30-35 mins. Thats it

I used Betty Crocker sour cream potatoes with this and rolls.

$1.50 for 7 Thin boneless pork chops
.20 for box of betty crocker sour cream potatoes
$1 for the bag of sister shuberts rolls or .10 each


And of course topped off with a Big Glass of Sweet Tea

(AND YES THOSE ARE PENGUIN PLATES =) 90% off at Target Christmas )


Publix Run 2/3

So Baby CC and me had a GREAT trip to Publix today!

Total before Coupons and Savings: $140.32
Store Coupons- $21.73
Vendor Coupons- $37.40
Advertized Savings-$54.36
Total savings-113.49

Grand Total- $26.83!!!! (Tax was $5.42)

Thats a 81% Savings!!!!!

Heres what i got

(Things i Got Free After Coupons)
4- Kraft BBQ Sauce(these were peelies on the velv mac and cheese)
3- Glass Plus
6-Frenchs Mustard
5-Hallmark Cards
Yoplait Smoothie
5lbs Publix Sugar(Penny Item)

Other things i got
7-Marie Callendar Pasta Meals
2-Kosher Salt
8- 1 lb Velveta Cheese Loafs
8- Velveta Shells and cheese
4-Chef Boyrdee Forkables
1- Large Publix Quick Oats
2-32.oz College Inn Chicken Broth
1-14oz Min Rice
3-Phil Cream Cheese

I also got two rain checks for the Phil Cream Cheese(i got the last 3 orginals) and the Huleva Good Dip. Remember Rain checks are good up to 30 days, so if they dont have something you want just go to customer service and get a rain check!

Also The Pratt Publix has restocked the Hallmark 99 cent Cards, i did have to search for envelopes for them though...

On a side note this week 90% of the coupons were Internet Printed from www.iheartpublix.com (So dont think this is a Magic trick, You CAN do this too!!!)


Food Outlet-Millbrook Sales 2/3-2/9

Here are the sales for Food Outlet.
*** Remember to add 10%(surcharge) and tax to your total ***

Shur Fresh Milk- $1.96 Gallon
---Go here http://www.whymilk.com/ and click you can win milk for a year- if you dont win you can print a coupon for a free 1/2 gallon of chocolate when u buy a gallon white- I used this today at FO no problems- So 1 gal and 1/2 choc for $1.96(plus 10% and tax)

Filet Mignon- $6.92(i couldnt find this anywhere)

Pepsi- 3.00(not a good deal in my opinion)

Frito Lay Doritos-$2.18

Pepsi 2lt-.95

Lays 11oz-1.91

Family Pack Wings $1.48lb

10lb bag of leg quarters .44lb

8lb Russet Potatoes $1.65

On the border tortilla chips- $1.68

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tri Cities Consignment Sales

I finally got a list of all the consignment sales in the area. IF you know any i didnt post please let me know!

~Childrens Clothing Exchange- Old Goodys Building MGM-- Feb 10-Feb 16

~My Kids Attic-- Beside Eastdale Flea Mall MGM-- Feb 13-Feb 20

~Moms Marketplace-- Beside Dollar General in Prattville-- Feb 20-March 6

~Little Lambs-- Prattville United Methodist-- Feb 26-Feb 27

~Kids Carousel-- Old Sams Building MGM-- Feb 27-March 6

~Kids Clothes Connection-- Old Lowes Building Opelika-- March 27-April 3

~Doodlebugs-Walsboro Wetumpka- April 3-April 10

I personally consign with Moms Market place and Kids Clothes Connection in Opelika. If you havent been it literaly takes up the entire old lowes building. If you havent been i think its the Best.. Just my .02!


Publix Ad

The New Publix Ad is up over at www.iheartpublix.com . Its a Good week for me! (Sorry Rebecca and Naomi i know that usually means its not for you) Hurry to print any printable coupons you need as the print limit sometimes runs out. Most of the coupons can be printed twice.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Mega Sale at Childrens Place

I was able to hit Childrens Place in MGM and got some SUPER Deals for Baby Catie Claire for Next year! And i had a 15% off coupon which is always a plus :) I got all this for a mere $28!! Lots of places are marking there seasonal stuff down so be on the lookout!


Ranch Chicken

So on the menu for tonight was Ranch Chicken. This is sooo easy and very very tasty!

Take boneless skinless breast and marinate in Ranch Dressing all day. When ready to cook dip in bread crumbs or shake and bake. We love the ranch flavor shake and bake. Then bake at 350 for 35-40 mins. A very very tasty chicken and oh so easy!


Sunday, January 31, 2010

My Meal Plan

So each week I sit down on Sundays and Make a Meal Plan for a week. This gives me an idea if i need to buy anything special from the store. I just do my main dish as i usually have a hand full of sides i can throw with anything. And BOOO im completely out of ground beef so maybe there will be a good sale soon!! These are in no order. I used to plan and everything be a special day but i found my self not sticking to that so now i just make a list and choose something off the list for that day. Tuesday i try and do something easy as hubby has meetings.. The trick to meal planing is this. 1- Shop from your pantry first, then shop the sales ads, Then find the best prices on whats not on sale. The goal is to make each meal as cheap as you can. Each of my meals below will be under $5 including sides total(except the steaks but they are $8)

For the following meal plan, the only thing i dont have is hamburger buns for the chicken finger sandwiches.

Ranch Baked Chicken

Crock Pot pork chops

Grilled steaks(BTW anyone ever put a steak in a crockpot??)

Fried chicken fringer sandwiches

Baked BBQ pork Chops

Something premade from the Freezer- brunswick stew,veg soup ect

Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup

Wow! Great Deal this week!!

Sorry I havent posted this weekend, My parents were in town and then we had a busy day today, but im back on track now.There are some great deals this week!

The Best i see is at Kmart. Buy 4 Pieces Bags(York, Reeses,Almond Joy, Herserys Dark) @ 2/$5 and Mail in for a Free $10 GC. = Free Candy!! This Deal can be done four times per household, but must be sent in seperate envelopes.
*~*But do you want to sweeten this deal? There were $1/1 coupons that came out intodays paper(yeah not the MA i know) I ended up getting 16 coupons off ebay for .8 cents each. To me this is a super deal. Each deal will be a $3.68 profit for me.*~*

Also Walgreens has several things that are Free after RR. You can check them out here

Im sure there are some more great things out there i just havent seen yet, If you see something you think is great comment on this post :)


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Coupon Swap

I had such a good time at the coupon swap. I think everyone walked away with a fair amount of great coupons they could use! Thanks to Everyone who Came. Cant wait till next month! If you have any suggestions for place or day for next month please let Rebecca or me know!

pic L-R Claire,Renee,Jill,Me,Rebecca,Naomi.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Joni's Chicken Cassarole

So I got this recipe yesterday from my friend Joni. I had all the stuff on sale so i desided to sub it inplace of a meal on my plan this week. It turned out GREAT!!!! I served this over rice and with a roll :)

Joni Fulghum--- Joni's Chicken Casserole (great meal for adults and the kiddos loves it!!)
3) Boneless skinless chicken breast
1) 8oz block of mild chedder cheese or (pack of graded cheese)
1 1/2 packs (logs) of Ritz Crackers
1/2 cup of sour cream... See more
2 cans of cream a chicken soup
Boil chicken til done, let cool and tear in to tiny shreds
preheat oven to 425, In a large bowl placed the shredded chicken, 2 cans of uncooked cream a chicken soup, 1 cup shredded cheese, and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Mix all contents together. Spread contens in the bottom of a 9X13 glass dish or casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese on top and then crumble the ritz crackers accross the top. Pop in oven for 20-25 mins or until its Bubbling. Take it out and its ready to serve!!! Enjoy with lots of love ~Joni

Like I said it was really great! I did spray the top of mine with butter also :)

Hope you enjoy!


Great Target Finds

After my Great Lunch with Rebecca I desided that i would run into Target and see what they had. Turn out they had just marked down Linen 50 and 75% off today!If you get close it would probably be worth your wild to walk up ever asile in the linens. I saw curtains,towels,lots and lots of bed sheets, comforters, rugs,ect. There were several things i REALLY wanted but i desided to pick the best deals and get them. They did have a great douvet cover for $20 i almost got(marked down from 80)but they didnt have the shams or pillow slips and i wasnt sure i would find any to match. So i did snag these GREAT 100% 700 thread count sheets(king) for a mere $15! This was almost as good as my deal last year with 1000 TC for $15 but they didnt have 1000TC this year. I thought it was a super score! And there sooo soft!

Also the baby stuff thats was 50% is now 75%. I paid $1.12 for the hairbows and the socks. It was really picked over though!

Also I picked up our Free 3D glasses for the Grammys on Sunday. There were just laying there with the Michael Jackson DVDs(ididnt see them i had to ask but the Pratt store said they had BOXES of them) I also let Baby CC Model them, even though she didnt like them to much :)

Happy Targeting!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hurry Hurry Great Deal at See Here on Photo Cards!

Do you need Valentine's Cards? How about 29 FREE Photo Cards Shipped for $0!!!

Run on over to www.seehere.com (if you did this deal at christmas you need to make a new account, just a new email will do, they dont seem to care if you have 3 accounts and ship to the same house , like i do!) make your 4x8 photo card and choose 29 cards, then go to check out and enter "newbaby" in the promo code, and choose standard shipping!

I used them for christmas and i have to say i was EXTREMELY happy with the shipping time and there quality! It only took 4 days to get here. I know this offer wont last long so you need to jump on it if you want them!


How I coupon...

So some of you are probably wondering how and where i get my good deals. So I thought i would do a quick post on that.

Coupons: I get 85% of my coupons from the sunday paper, yes the MA sucks. My mom has started saving hers from the Huntsville times and there much better, and I know my Great Friend Rebecca gets the Bham times and says they have better coupons than the MA but i havent ventured down that road yet. The other 15% I get from "Blinkies" (those machines in grocery stores that are on the aisle and have a red blinkie light), "Catalinas" thats the coupon you get at check out that prints next to the receipt, its usually very long and rectangle, from the Internet and from free samples. Almost 99% of the time free samples come with coupons! We also have local coupon swaps where we exchange coupons. If its a really great deal i will also purchase coupons from ebay. Purchase coupons!!??!! Yes thats right. To me its worth $1 for 15 or 20 coupons that get me something we use often or is a super good deal.

Finding the deals: I start off in the sales papers, I circle anything in the ad i think i need or i think is a great deal. Next i move to my coupon blogs(ill post below) I love the blogs because the work is done for you, all you have to do is follow the instructions. Sometimes there will be printable coupons that help you make your deals. Here are the blogs i follow. I check these everyday most of the time 2 times a day.


I also pay to subscribe to www.refundcents.com its $12/year for the online only and i think its well worth it!

Then i get my list ready. The main thing is stick to your list! I dont walk aimlessly up and down every aisle, i go in go straight for what im getting and get out. The longer you stay in a store , the more you will buy!


Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies- The Craving Continues

So yes this is the 5th time I have made these cookies Since Jan 1. Hubby is sooo tired of them, but i cant seem to get enough!! So i thought today would be a great day to make them since im not cooking today since B has meetings tonight.

2-cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
5 tablespoons Cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Oats(instant or old fashion, they have two different taste so you should make them both ways ;) I like them both!

mix sugar,milk,butter,cocoa in dutch oven, bring to a slow boil stiring constantly. boil for 2 1/2 mins continuing to stir remove from heat and add PB and vanilla stir untill completely desolved. Add oats and stire well, drop on greased foil. These set in about 20-30 mins..



Monday, January 25, 2010

Asian Crock Pot Chicken

So as most of you know I am always looking for great new recipes ESPECIALLY Crock Pot ones! I just love being able to create a meal and throw it in and not have to worry about it! I also love meals that are Cheap $5 of less! I figured this meal at $1.50 for 3 chicken breast(on sale a few weeks ago at Food Outlet). .75 for 2 servings of Min Rice.(off brand) and .50 for the broc mac and cheese (on sale at publix in nov) I know the mac and cheese really didnt go, but i really like the broc one! so grand total of $2.75 TOTAL!

So Tonight was Asian Chicken
First a few things to consider, I dont eat Chinese sooo maybe thats why I only give this a C+, Brandon on the other hand LOVES Chinese and Gave it a B+. Its a cross of sweat and sour chicken. Anyway Here is the recipe if your intrested. (oh and yes if your wondering that plate is Halloween that I got for 90% off at Target, .19 and yes we eat off them alot! :)

The recipe calls for any chicken. I used Bonless skinless Breast.
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup soy(i used 3/4 of 1/4 i thought that was a lot of soy!)
1/4 cup sprite
2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup vinagar
Mix all together and pour on Chicken
Crock for 6 hours on Low-- Well Maybe my new digital cooks hotter, but at 4 1/2 it was done! Im very glad i was here or it would have been burned. Also on another note, i will double the sauce next time. It wasnt enough to cover the chicken and i flipped them about 2 hours in.

Anyway something new!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Target Run 1/24

So Target has there Similac on Sale for $22.49 for the large cans(23.2oz). and when you buy 2 you can get a $5 gift card. I have been paying $11.27 for the 12.9 oz cans(.87 an oz), so this worked out for a better deal.
2 Cans @ 22.49=44.98
-2 $5/1 Formula Checks
-$5 Gift Card
(+$3.40 tax)

Total $33.38 or $16.69 each( or 71 cent an oz)

Not much of a savings but a savings in my book. Formula is the HARDEST thing for me to get super deals on!

Publix Run 1/24

So did my publix run today.
Total Before Coupons $85.71
Tax was $4.31
Store Coupons-$27.96
Vendor coupons-$20.05
Advertised Special Savings$15.82
Advantage Buy Savings-$.90
Total Saved-$64.73
Total spent-$20.98

Thats a 76% Savings!!!

I also will mail in for Money Back Garentee on the Shout(will be $1.50 money maker) and the dole fruit cups for the buy 8 get 4 free :)

Here is what i bought.
4-GE Light Bulbs
4-Halls Caugh Drops
4-Ritz Crackers
1-Shout Advanced
2-Ziplock Containers
1-Loaf Bread
5-New York Frozen Bread Products
1-Publix Grapefruit Juice
1-50ct Cups
8-Hallmark Greeting Cards
2-Dentek Tooth Picks
1-Reese King Candy
1-Scotties Tissue
10-Dole Fruit Cups

Lets Blog!

So i have been wanting to start a blog about my couponing and great deals i have. Sure i post some on facebook, but thats only about 1/10th of the deals i get. I have been trying only to post the "Deal of the Year" post there, but for those who are intrested i thought i would start a blog of all the purchases i make. :)

So Lets Blog!