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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!

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!