Monday, April 27, 2009

Where I get my coupons from....

Ok I have been getting alot of questions about where I get my coupons so I decided to let you guys in on my secret which really isn't a secret at all! :)

Most of the time when I follow blogs and get coupon matchups they are coupons from the Sunday paper which I buy a few of and I get one from my mom. There are also printables that they will match up that I will print off of my home computer, my moms computer, her office computer and if I can get up there my dads and my Mimi's. Basically anyone that I know doesn't coupon or doesn't need the specific coupon I do I will ask to use their computer to print them off. Bricks coupons and Smartsource coupons go by your IP address and will only let you print it twice. Once it prints the first time you hit the back button and then refresh and it will print again. There are a few pdf file coupons that are few and far between but those you can print as many as you can on one computer.

Now lets take for example last week. There were really great coupons and I wasn't able to pick up a paper and my mom was out of town so someone threw the paper away before I could get it. If something comes on sale that is free or under .30 a piece I will look on or and see if I can find that coupon. Alot of people on Ebay tend to dumpster dive or they work for a grocery store and know the guys that come and pick up old papers and where they recycle. I wish I had this source so I could go search for tons of coupons! I will not pay more than $2 or $3 for coupons and thats including shipping because otherwise you aren't getting a good deal. You have to weigh what you are spending on the coupons and how much the item will be after coupons. Currently at my local Kroger Angel Soft toilet paper 4 packs are on sale for $1, there were .50 coupons last week that I missed and my store doubles them so they would be free BUT on ebay a set of 20 coupons is going for around $8 to $10 bucks which makes it not worth it to me because I have other coupons to make other toilet paper cheaper.

I think thats it but if you think of any questions just leave a comment!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sometimes its hard to save money!!

You know somedays I just wish I had millions of dollars to just go travel the world and not have to worry about pinching pennys and budgeting here and there just to save a dollar! LOL Don't get me wrong I would be frugal with my millions and I would definatly still be watching ads and couponing but there are days that I just want to say NO I want to go eat at a nice restaurant and eat whatever I want! :)

We are starting over with our budget and after stocking up on more juice which we go through like water these days EVEN though I water it down for Conner. Darien thinks its his juice so it goes pretty fast. Anyways I forgot the list all of my good deals this week from the slim pickings at Publix but we spent $50. So we have $150 left and since the deals this week STINK!! Yes even Bilo! I swear I wish I could call these people at their corporate offices and say look do you realize this isn't making me want to get out of my house with my 2 boys to shop at your store? Im literally laughing at the Bi-lo ad! Sorry DAD!! If you don't have a Bilo near you let me just say the whole front page is the meat departments HOT sales. Hot?? Really?? Their chicken breasts are on sale for $1.99 a lb but here is the catch.. They put higher weight chicken breasts in the packaging AND just a few weeks ago they had them on sale for $1.79 a lb!!! So how is that hot if every other store has them on sale for $1.99 about every few weeks then on top of that you just had them cheaper not more than a month ago!! Ok sorry Bi-lo I am still a loyal shopper just not this week!

Publix I can't say much more about! Ok Im done with my rant today! :) Hey if you haven't been to BRU and used your $5 off $25 go use it!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Brown Sugar Crockpot Chicken!

Ok the name of this sounds kinda wierd I know and when you see the recipe you will think Im crazy but I swear its sooo good!!! So bear with me and give it a try!

6 boneless, skinless breast halves
1 cup brown sugar (it's okay. you can brush your teeth after.)
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (stay with me...)
2/3 cup vinegar
3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
2 T soy sauce
1 tsp ground black pepper

Place chicken in the crockpot then add all of the ingredients. You can put it on low for 6 to 9 hours or on high for 4 to 5hrs. My crock pot works pretty fast so I put it on low for about 5 and it was great! I served it over rice and poured a little of the sauce over the whole thing.

Thanks to crockpot365 for this recipe!

Conner's 2nd Birthday!!

Well I ordered invitations for Conner's 2nd birthday!! And yes I screwed them up! Apparently I was not looking at the calendar correctly and the invitations read Saturday May 10th and Saturday is the 9th! I cannot believe that he will be 2 already!! If feels like just yesterday he was just this little baby! I kinda miss baby Conner! :) Although I totally love his age now he just grew so fast! I look back and think man I almost forget what that little boy looked like. Since Conner is almost two that means Noah is almost 1. I look back at everything that has changed in the past 3 years and I feel old! Yes yes I know im not old but I am the mother of 2 boys, a frugal coupon user, a wife, and busy busy lady! Its not very often that I miss being single and free and its days like this that make me open my eyes a little wider to see all of the blessings in front of me.

Now I need to find more mommy friends! Ive been realizing that I really have no friends that have other kids my kids age. Onto my next task! FIND MOMMY FRIENDS! LOL

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Publix savings!!! and our garden...

Ok so I planned on going to a few stores on Saturday but ended up spending a couple hours in Home Depot then an hour in Lowes so I just went home and worked on the landscaping in our yard which I have to say is looking much better! Ill have to take some pictures soon! I just got a blueberry plant and 2 grape plants and got them planted yesterday. I also bought a few seeds for flowers that I will transplant in about a month. I had a little more room in the garden so I planted some green bean seeds so we will see how that goes. I think we have ants in the garden which makes me a little mad since I really hate hate ants!!! I did however find 2 friendly worms!!! :)

My plan is to get rid of these darn rocks today and start laying out the plan for the front yard then buy some dirt and more mulch as well as a Azaela bush, flowers, and a small Japnese maple if I can find one! Ok now onto my savings!

So yesterday I planned on cooking but we were in the yard so long that the two things I had planned on were crock pot recipes that would have taken too long since it was 730 when I realized we needed to eat. So we moved our normal Sunday eating out for lunch time to Saturday night. Since I was running out to get dinner I thought hey since I got my $10 Publix gift card today I might as well run to Pulix before getting dinner! :) So here is what I got and I would have taken a picture but some of it I put away and some is actually still in the car!

20 cans of Hunts tomatoes (.30 a piece) They were BOGO 1.39 then I used .40 off 2 that doubled to .80

10 bottles of Juicy Juice (.25 a piece) I found 11 really great Juicy Juice coupons and they were also BOGO for 2.74

2 packs of chicken breasts $3 a piece they were on sale for 1.99 a lb

6.99 bottle of wine and Dariens beer for 6.99

The total after coupons 32.31 then I used my $10 gift card which I got from a deal in Feb. that I only paid $5 out of pocket for! :)

So I paid 23.45 out of pocket!! This was a great shopping trip when my savings at the bottom says 56.57!!!! I told hubster that I could have spent alot less if we didnt buy the alcohol! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

$5 off $25 at BRU!!!

I don't know how many of you get emails from Babiesrus but there was a $5 off $25 in my email and I wanted to share it with you!!
GO here and print off your coupon! Conner's 2nd bday is coming up so this will come in handy for me!

Well it won't le me post a hyper link so I guess I will just have to post the link!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sisterhood Award!

I was given this amazing award from my friend Kara and I am passing it on! I am nominating some friends and a few blogs that have saved me by helping save me money! :)

Kara (California is Calling)




Here are the rules after nomination: Put the logo on your blog or post. Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude and/or gratitude. Be sure to link to your nominees in your post. Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog. Be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sleeping Issues....

Let me first just say I love my boys. I thought maybe after Noah we would wait till the boys were 3 and 4 to have more kids but I'm about at the end of my rope and it could be till they are 8 and 9!!! Seriously if Noah had been born first We would only have one child right now. Noah has the worst sleeping issues ever! He wakes up at least once during the night and he never wakes up happy. Conner slept through the night and always woke up with a smile on his face its always crying. Since he has been sick lately its been much worse. Its been so irritating that its put a strain between Darien and I. I litterally do not want to do anything during the day or got away to family for the weekend because of my nights wih Noah. We have been at my inlaws last night so Noah was in the room with us which meant everytime he cried we had to get up and rock him bc if we let him cry like we normally do then he would have woken the whole house. Today is the spring game which means we are on Clemson campus from 10 to 3 so no naps until the car ride home... Alright I think I'm done ranting for today! :). If anyone has some advice on how to change Noahs sleep habbits I'm all ears!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Upcoming Publix ad coming out Monday!

Thanks to Afullcup!!

Here is the upcoming ad.

Mueller's Pasta [Assorted Varities, 12 or 16 oz box, excluding noodles] BOGO (save up to $1.39)$.55/1 3-1 SS

La Famiglia DelGrosso Pasta Sauce, [Assorted Varities, All Natural, 26oz jar] BOGO (save up to $7.99)

Fast Classics Flame Roasted Chicken Breast[Fully cooked, 20 oz pkg.] BOGO (Save up to $7.99)

Mott's 100% Apple Juice [or Mott's for Tot's, Plus Kids health, or Plus Light. Assorted variities, 64-oz bot. Quanity rights reserved] BOGO (save up $2.95)

Juicy Juice 100% Premium Juice [Assorted Varieties, 64-oz bot. Quanity rights reserved] BOGO (save up to $3.49)

Hun'ts Tomatoes [Assorted varieties, 14.5 oz can. Quanity rights reserved] BOGO (save up to $1.39)

Crystal Light Drink or On the Go Mix [or Iced Tea mix, LiveActive, or Immunity, Assorted Varities, 10 or 12 qt cnstr. or 10 or 14- ct box. Quanity Rights reserved. BOGO (save up to $3.99)
B2G1 manu coupon 3/29 SS

General Mills Cheerios Cereal [Assorted Varieties, 10.4 to 14-oz box or Frosted Cheerios, 17.2-oz box. Quanity Rights reserved] BOGO (Save up to $4.29)

Kellogg's Cereal [Assorted Varieties, Smart Start, 14.7 to 17.5-oz, Raisin Bran, 25.5oz, Raisin Bran Crunch, 18.2 oz or Corn Flakes, 24 oz box. Qty rights reserved.)Quaker Chewey Granola Bars [Assorted Varieties, 7.9 or 8.4-oz box. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up to $2.99)

Betty Crocker Potatoes [Assorted Varieties, 4.6 to 6.6-oz box. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up to $1.59)

Pompeian EVOO [32-oz bot. Qtr rights reseved] BOGO (save up $11.99)

Kraft BBQ Sauce [Assorted Varieties, 16.25 or 18-oz bot. Qty rights reserved) BOGO (save up $1.59)

Ken's Steak House Marinade or Buffalo Wing Sauce [Assorted varieties, 16-oz bot. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up to $2.79)
$1.00/1 3-8 SS

Pam Cooking Spray [Assorted Varieties, 5 or 6-oz can(Excluding Organic and Professional) Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.39)

Lysol Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner [Removes soap scum Island Breeze, Mildew Remover with Bleach, 32-oz bot. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.39)

Kashi Granola Bars [Assorted Varieties, 6.7 to 8.4-oz box. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.89)

Toufayah Wrap [plain, wheat, garlic pesto or tomato basil, 10-oz pkg. Qty rights reseved] BOGO (save up to $1.99)

Nabisco Toasted Chips [assorted varieties, 8.1-oz bag. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.39)

M&M's Chocolate Candies [snickers, milky way, 3 musketeers, twix minis or m&m's, snickers, twix mix fun size. Assorted varieties. 34.5 to 42-oz bag. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $10.99)

Arnold WholeGrains Bread [or grains, & more Double Fiber. Assorted Varieties, 24-oz Loaf. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.69)

Sargento Shredded Cheese [sunbursts, assorted varieties, 5 to 8-oz pkg. Qty rights reserved] BOGO (save up $3.19)Other Sale Items

Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.99lb (save up $2.50lb)

Tomatoes on the vine $1.99lb

Fresh Tilapia Fillets $6.39lb

Fresh Express Salad Blends 2 FOR $5.00 [5-12-oz bag]

Sour Dough Round French Bread $2.59 (save up to $1.00)

New York Strip Steaks $7.99lb (save up to $3.99lb)

Top Round London Broil $2.99lb (save up $1.90lb)

T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks $8.99lb (save up $1.90lb)

Ground Chuck Patties $3.29lbGround Chuck $2.99 lb

Boneless Beef Chuck or Top Round Steaks $3.29lb

Hormel Fully Cooked Meat Entrees 2 for $8.00 (save up to $5.98 on 2)

Perdue Short Cuts Chicken Breasts 2 for $6.00 [roasted, italian, honey roasted or southwestern' oven roasted turkey breast, 9-oz pkg]

Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon 2 for $6.00[Original, lower sodium, thick or maple 16-oz pkg]

Publix regular Sliced Lunch Meats 2 for $5.00 [ham, cooked or honey; Turkey Breast, smoked or over roasted] 10-oz pkg]

Boneless Pork Loin Chops $3.99lb (save up to $1.40lb) [butterflied, publix pork, all natural and full-flaor]

Chuck Pot Roast $2.99lb (save up to $1.60lb)

Medium Cooked Shrimp [41 to 50 per pound large white shrimp, 31 to 35 per pound, previously frozen, Farm-Raised] $5.99lb

Fresh Yellowfiin Tuna Portions $7.99 [boneless, skinless, never frozen, wild harvested 6-oz each]

Publix Whole Turkey Sub $4.99 (save up to $1.40)

8-Piece Fried Chicken $6.49 (save up $.80)

Chocolate Chip Cookies 13 ct $3.89 (save up $.96)

Danish Pecan Ring $3.99 (save up to $1.30)

Glazed Donuts, 6ct $2.69

Granola Bark $6.29lb (save up $1.20lb)

Angel Food Cake $3.99

Boars Head BBQ Roasted Chicken Breast $7.69lb

Boar's Head Swedish Fontina $8.39lb

Publix 12-pack Assorted Soft Drinks 3 for $7.00 (save up to $.50 on 3)

Glaceau Vitaminwater [20-oz bot.] Buy 2 get 1 Free (save up $1.49)$1.00/1 3/29 SS12-pk

Selected Coca-cola products 3 for $12.00 [12-oz can]

Deer Park natural Spring Water [3-L bot] 10 for $10.00

Publix Wheat Snacks, Baked wheat Crackers [assorted varieties, 14 to 15.25-oz pkg. Qty rights reserved] $2.29

Publix Premium English Muffins or Bagels [Assorted varieties, 6-ct 12 or 20-oz pkg] 2 for $4.00

Plantars Cashews or Mixed Nuts [assorted varieites, 9.25 to 11.5oz can. Limit two] $2.99

Corona 12 pk [bot or can] $12.99 (save up $2.00)

Samuel Adams 6pk Assorted $6.99[beer or ale, 12-oz bot] $6.99 (save up $.70)

Popsicle Ice Pops [fudgsicle or creamsicle, assorted varieties, 26.4 oz to 39.6 oz box] 2 for $5.00 (save up $2.98 on 2)

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza [11.08 to 26.5-oz box ] 2 for $11.00

Mayfield Ice Cream [assorted varieties] 2 for $6.00 (save up to $3.98 on 2)

Breakstones Cottage Cheese [large curd, lowfat 2% milk, small curd, lowfat or smooth and creamy, 16-oz cup] 2 for $4.00 (save up $.98 on2 )

Kellogg's Eggo Waffles [assorted varieties, 17.2 to 19.8-oz box ] 2 for $4.00

Stouffer's Lean Cusine [ assorted varieites 6 to 12.5-oz box ] 4 $10.00

Jell-o snacks [6-pk, 3.25 to 4-oz cup] 3 for $6.00

Eggland's Best large Eggs [12ct ctn] 2 for $4.00

Nestle Coffee-mate coffee creamer [32-oz bot] 2 for $5.00

Pantene Pro-V Hair Care Products [25.4oz bot or Head & Shoulders 23 or 23.7 oz bot. or Clairol

Nice'N easy hair color, each. Assorted varieties, excluding perfect 10] $5.99 (save up $1.00)

Aleve Pain Reliever [assorted varieties, 80 or 100ct bot (24 free tablets or caplets on select products, while quantities available)] $6.99 (save up $3.20)

Always Pads [Assorted varieties, 20 to 44 oz pkg or Tampax tampons, 40ct box(excluding always clean and jumbo packs)] $5.49

Mucinex Expertorant or DM Expectorant Cough Suppressant, Reg or Max strength extended release bi-layer tablets, 12 hour, 28 or 40ct box] $18.99

Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Products [assorted varieties, 6 to 16oz pkg](excluding lip and stick products) $6.69

Dial Liquid Hand Soap [assorted varieties, 7.5oz to 11.25oz bot.] 4 for $5.00 (save up to $1.36 on 4)

Huggies Supreme Diapers or snug and dry [assorted varieties, 48 to 96 ct box] $19.99

Similac Infant Formula Powder [assorted varieties, advance, isomil advance with iron, DHA & ARA or Sensitive with iron 23.2oz can] $21.49

One a Day Multivitamin [men's women's or max 60ct bot] $8.99

Coupon for $3.00 off Duracell Alkaline batteries [assorted varieties with the purchase of any 9 volt, 2-ct or "C" or "D" 4-ct or "AA" or "AAA" 8ct or larger ( one deal per coupon per customer)

Brita Pitcher Replacement Filters 3-ct box $13.99 (save up to $5.00)

Pedigree Dry Dog Food [assorted varieties, 15.9 to 20lb bag] $11.99 (save up to $3.00)

Pedigree Complete Nutrition Dog Food [assorted varieties, 22oz can] 5 for $5.00

Purex Ultra Laundry Detergent [2X concentrated or Natural Elements, assorted varieties, 100-oz bot. ] $4.99 (save up $2.80)

Clorox Green Works Natural Cleaner [assorted varieties 24 to 32 oz bot or dishwashing liquid, 22 oz bot. or wipes ] 2 for $5.00 (save up $.98 on 2)

Febreze Air Effects Air Refresher [9.7oz can] 2 for $5.00

Fantastik cleaner [26 to 32 oz bot. ] 2 for $4.00

Mr. Clean Cleaner [ assorted varieties, multi-surface with febreze or multi purpose 40oz bot. ] $2.49

Kleenx Viva Paper Towels [premium or choose a size 8 roll pkg] $6.99 (save up to $3.20)Kleenz

Cottonelle Toilet Paper [ double roll, with ripples or ultra, aloe&E giant role, 12-roll pkg] $6.99 (save up $1.26)

Glad Tall Kitchen Bags [drawstring, forceflex stretchable strength or reg 13 gal , 65 or 78 ct pkgs] $8.99 (save up $2.00)

Glad Zipper Freezer or Storage Bags [value pack, gallon or qt size, 30 to 50 ct pkg] 2 for 5.00

Kleenx Viva Paper Towels [assorted varieties, big roll, 1-roll pkg] $1.89

Dixie Plates [soak proof, 8 5/8 or 10 1/16 ultra 40-100ct pkg. 16oz plastic party cups, value pak 68ct pkg] $3.49

Pyrex Bakeware Storage4-cup storage w/ red lid $2.997-cup storage w/red lid $6.998'square baking dish $12.992-qt clear oblong baking dish $12.993-qt clear oblong baking dish $14.992.5-qt teardrop bowl $12.992-cup measuing cup $5.994-cup measuring cup $6.999 1/2 clear pie plate $10.9912x16 cutting board $14.991 1/2 qt clear loaf pan $12.995-qt teardrop bowl $14.99

Orgainc Florida Organges 4-lb bag $2.99 (save up to $2.00)

Organic Valley Organic Milk 64oz ctn 2 for $7.00(save up to $.98 on 2)

Publix Greenwise Market Top Sirloin Fillets $6.99lb (save up to $1.00lb)

Van's Waffles [7.5 to 12oz pkg] $3.19

Kashi TLC Crackers [6-9oz] 2 for $5.00

Seventh Generation Products [assorted varieties 22 to 80ct or 25 to 100oz pkg]
25% offPublix Reuseable Bag 5 for $4.00

Kashi Cereal or granola [7.5 to 17.5 oz] 2 for $5.00 (save up .58 on 2)

Stonyfield Farm Yogurt [assorted varieties 6-oz cup ] 10 for $6.00 (save up $2.00 on 10)

Traditional Medicinals Herbal Tea bags 16ct box $3.99

Publix Greenwise Market Organic Lemonade 64oz bot 2 for $5.00


Sample of Idea Paint - make a dry erase board anywhere you want!

New Huggies Pure & Natural Daipers 3 pk sample (only for Newborn to size 2)

FREE class at Gymboree, for new attendees only (even you don’t sign up it still makes a fun free get out of the house event)

Join the Mighty Dog Nation and get a Dog citizenship kit and free dog tag

Get 1500 Delta Sky Miles free

Samples for Colgate, Purell and more. (you do have to answer questions to get samples)

Print your rebate form for Just for Men Touch of Gray!

Walmart has a new free sample of Gillette body wash or shampoo for men.

Another great free sample offer from SC Johnson's Right@Home website for Nature's Source All-Natural Cleaner.

Request your Simple & Delicious coupon booklet and get a coupon for a free 24 oz. bottle of Hunt's Ketchup. You can also print a Summer Savings Coupon form to receive $34 in coupons when you send a receipt showing at least $25 in purchases of participating brands. You will need to make an account first!

Walmart has a new free sample of Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield toothpaste. And in case you missed the other Crest sample, you can also get a free sample of Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal. Find out what other free samples Walmart is offering.

Free or nearly free at Bi-lo!

Here are the deals for Bi-lo that are free or nearly free! Thanks to Jenny at Southernsavers for putting some of these together!

Remember Bi0lo doubles coupons up to .60 and will take competitors coupons as well!

Eckrich Smoked Sausage 14 - 16 oz. Original or Beef - $ 3.99
-.55/1 Eckrich Smoked Sausage Product, SS 3/29 (makes it .90¢ ea)

Palermo’s Thin Crust Rustico or Hearth Italia Pizza - $6.29
-$1 off Palermo’s printable (makes it $2.15 ea)

Pop Secret Popcorn 3 Pack - $2.63-
$1/2 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, SS 3/8 (buy 2, makes it .82¢ ea)
-.50/1 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, SS 3/8 (makes it .32¢ ea)
-.50/2 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, SS 3/8 (buy 2, makes it .82¢ ea)

Hefty Foam Plates 50 Count or Hefty ElegantWare Plates 16-24 Ct. - $ 2.55
-$1 Hefty Hearty Meals or Hefty ElegantWare Plates or Bowls, RP 1/18 (makes ElegantWare .28¢ ea)

Hefty OneZip Storage or Freezer Bags 13-22 Ct. or Sandwich Bags 35 Ct.
- $2.51-.55/1 Hefty OneZip Bags, RP 1/25, 3/29 (makes it .16¢ ea)

Spot Shot Carpet Stain Remover 22 oz. - $4.73
-.55/1 Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator Products, SS 4/05 (makes it $1.27 ea)
-$1 off Spot Shot printable (makes it $1.37 ea)

Lawry’s Seasoned Salt 8 oz. - .95¢
-.50/1 Lawry’s Seasoning Blend, Any RP 4/05 (makes it FREE plus overage)

Cattlemens BBQ Sauce 18 oz. - $2.05
-.50/1 Cattlemens printable (will make it near FREE) - says .75/1 but will print .50/1

Keebler Ready Pie Crust 9 inch - $1.94
- .30/1 Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust, RP 3/29 (makes it .37¢ ea)
- .55/1 Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust, RP 3/29 (makes it FREE plus overage)

Pillsbury Brownies 13.5 - 20 oz. - $1.92
-.35/1 Pillsbury Brownie Mix, RP 3/29 (makes it .26¢ ea)
-$1/2 Pillsbury Brownie Mix, RP 3/29 (buy 2, makes it .46¢ ea)

Blistex Deep Renewal - $2.35 ea.
-.35/1 Blistex Lip Care Product, SS 2/08 (makes it .48¢ ea)

Kraft Salad Dressing - $2.75
-$1.50 off any Kraft Salad Dressing, Any 16 Oz. + SS 3/29 (makes it FREE plus overage)
-$1 off any Kraft Dressing, March Sunset Mag.

Dole Pineapple 20 oz. or Tropical Fruit Salad or Mandarin Oranges 15 oz - $1.35
-.50/1 Dole Canned Fruit, Any - Good Housekeeping, May 2009 (makes it FREE plus overage)
-$1/3 Dole Canned Fruit, Any SS 3/29 (buy 3, makes it .34¢ ea)
-.55/2 Dole Canned Fruit, Any SS 3/29 (buy 2, makes it .25¢ ea)

Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz. - $1.00 ea
-$1/2 Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz or larger SS 3/29 (makes it .50¢ ea)
-.55/1 Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz or larger SS 3/29 (makes it FREE plus overage)

Shedd’s Country Crock $2 ea
-.55/1 Shedd’s Country Crock printable (IE) or printable (FF) (makes it .90¢ ea)

Land O Lakes Butter $2 ea
-.55/1 Land O lakes in store dispenser or printable (makes it .90¢ ea)
-.50/1 or .55/1 Land O Lakes Butter SS 3/29

Mueller’s Lasagna or Egg Noodles 12-16 oz. - $1.50 ea
-.55/2 Muellers printable (buy 2, makes it .95¢ ea)
-.55/2 Mueller’s Noodles, SS 3/01 (buy 2, makes it .40¢ ea)
-$1/3 Muellers printable (buy 3, makes it $1.17 ea)

Domino Sugar 5 lb. bag - $1.99
-.35/1 Domino Granulated Sugar, Any 4lb- 5lb RP 3/15, 4/5 (makes it $1.29 ea)
-.65/2 Domino Sugar 2lbs. or larger March Better Homes & Gardens, April Redbook, April
Woman’s Day (makes it $1.67 ea)

Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegetables 7 - 10 oz. - $1.00 ea
-.50/2 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables SS 4/5 (buy 2, makes it .50¢ ea)
-.50/2 Green Giant Vegetables, Any RP 3/15 (buy 2, makes it .50¢ ea)

Olay Bar Soap 2pk $2 ea
-$2 off any Olay Soap PG 4/5 (makes it FREE)

Gillette Shave Gel $1 ea
-$1 off Gillette Shave Gel PG 4/05 (makes it FREE)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Favorite Grocery stores!

So on my couponing adventures I had found groceries stores that I love and those that I really just hate... The hates include Food Lion and Kroger most of the time but Food Lion all the time. Food Lion doesn't double coupons, they have a horrible meat and seafood selection and they really don't have good deals that often. The only upside to Food Lion is their coupons that they put out that I can use at Bi-lo and Publix! Kroger changed their internet coupon policy to only 2 coupons per transaction and their employees aren't very nice at all so I don't shop there as often as I use to. The upside of Kroger is they double coupons up to .50, they have pretty good sales like buy 10 items get $5 off or buy 3 items get $3 off. They also have a gas perks program that gives you .10 off per gallon when you spend $100 and thats prior to coupons! Ive paid $40 but prior to coupons it was $110 so I got gas perks!

Publix, man I don't have alot to say against Publix except if you just shop there without coupons they are alot more expensive than most other stores. They have changed their coupon policy which kinda put me off since they didn't post it anywhere and I had to find out about it when I was trying to pay and use my coupons! They always have a really great selection of BOGO's each week and they put out 2 coupons books monthly and seasonly which makes for a pretty great shopping trip! PLUS! They have outstanding customer service! Even when I was seriously angry with them for changing coupon policy without posting it they did everything they could to apologize.

My other favorite thats been coming back is Bi-lo and yes dad Bi-lo! LOL I stopped shopping there because the deals were going downhill and then dealing with their lack of customer service and baggers didnt help the matter BUT I have to say they have been coming around! The past few weeks their ads have been getting alot better and I my closest Bi-lo their cashiers are really nice and though they may not really know all that they should they typically try and figure it out.

Let me just say most grocery stores lately have been doing everything they can to get you into their stores which will mean great deals for those of us that are cutting coupons and watching ads! Plus when something happens that you don't like at a grocery store don't feel like you are complaining if you talk to a manager! How will they fix an issue if they don't know about it. Being a former manager of a small business we don't always know that a toilet is over flowing or an employee sits in the back for 10 minutes while you stand in the store waiting.

Happy couponing!!!

What a crazy weekend! Menu plan is getting pushed back!

So the menu plan got pushed back on Saturday because my uncle Doug and his family came to visit so I made a quick salsa and macaronni and cheese and headed to my moms for the afternoon which was really fun even though Noah was still not feeling 100%. About 7 Darien wasn't feeling well and the boys were getting cranky so we headed home where Darien informed me that he didn't feel good... That was the begining of bad weekend. Darien was up most of the night sick then at 5 I was sick then Noah woke up throwing up then of course Conner woke up at 745 and apparenlty had thrown up a few times and hadn't even woken us up!! Im not sure how to deal with my independant child but thats besides the point... By late Sunday afternoon everyone was feeling better except Noah who hadn't eaten anything and pretty much gagged at the site of a bottle. So by 6 we went to the hopsital since he hadn't eaten anything for about 24 hours at this point. And after 4 hours at the hospital, some meds, 2 oz of pedialyte and 2 cranky parents who hadn't eaten later we were able to go home. Thankfully my mom came and got Conner after 2 hours so he could go home because the poor kid has too much energy for a tiny room with nothing to do!

So of course the menu got delayed yet again since we didnt get home till 11! Noah is still not really eating very well which means we are probably going back to the Dr. tomorrow... So shrimp scampi was last night but it got changed to yummy shrimp and scallop scampi! :) I think Darien gets annoyed with me because he will ask me what I put it in or where i got the recipe for things when most things I just take from my head or find a recipe and change alot of things. Like last night I made the cream sauce from my head and what I felt like I wanted so I just made it and taste tested along the way. So when Darien asks me what it is I really don't have a name for it. :)

So back to the menu! Tonight we are skipping the meatloaf and going to the rice and meat skillet casserole.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A few recipes from the past few nights!

Wednesday we met the super nice couple that I will be watching this September so I had to make something quick which is why I went with the BBQ chicken sandwiches in the crokpot!
Bi-lo just had boneless skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.79 a lb so I used one of those instead of thawing some I already had. Then just added a container of my favorite bbq sauce on top of the chicken breasts in the crock pot and let them sit on high for about 2 hours then shredded the meat and served on a bun with some Green Giant frozen rice and broccoli steamers that I got FREE from Kroger!

Thursday we had tacos which was really easy and pretty cheap since I have a huge stockpile of cheese, ground beef, and salsa. I just stocked up on the taco kits form Publix because they were BOGO! So that was a quick and easy dinner and we would have eaten at a decent time but hubby and I got into a long conversation about being a role model so we didnt eat till late!

Tonight we had Bourdon salmon instead of the Honey Dijon because I had a mini bottle of bourbon that I needed to use. So here is the recipe!!

6 fillets Salmon
1/4 cup Bourbon
4 tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
(i cut this in half since there aren't 6 people to feed in my house! :))

Melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat, in a pan large enough to cook the salmon. Add salmon filets, cook 6 minutes. Flip Salmon, Add bourbon, and finish cooking fish, approximately 6 more minutes or until opaque and flakes with a fork. Serve salmon with glaze on top- goes great with asparagus and rice!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thanks for the rain!

Ok living in Columbia, SC we get spring weather pretty early and I love it BUT the pollen is overwhelming and I swear this year is like 4 times worse! It rained last weekend and the next day my car was covered again! Its gotten so bad this week that my sinus infection is back and full force! Conners congested and so is Noah! AND thankfully its raining today and suppose to rain into tomorrow so hopefully it will wash this away and not come back as bad!

I have never been so thankfully for rain before! :)