Saturday, May 30, 2009
I know I didn't really need any more bandaids, and yes I only have boys, but Trent loves Hello Kitty and I have no plans to introduce him to SpongeBob (the only other character bandaid they had). I'm really excited to swap out the sandwich baggie full of Infant Tylenol, baindaids, neosporin, and diaper rash cream in my diaper bag for this little bag!
They also had all the value sized items being clearanced out, most were at 15% off but some were more. I was able to snag a giant box of Pampers sized 1 for $20.28, or about $0.14 a diaper. I'm still trying to figure diaper prices, but it seemed like a bargain to me...
Thursday, May 28, 2009
2 bags Chocolate Chip cookies...$5.00
18lb. bag Kingsford...$6.99 (usually $9.99)
Box of yogos ("toddler candy")... $1.50
Lawry's Garlic Salt... $1.00
KC Masterpiece... $2.69
2.6 lbs. Pork Ribs...$7.86
Brown TShirt... $1
and I used:
Free KC Masterpiece wyb Kingsford... took off $2.69
$6 off Pork wyb Kingsford and KC Masterpiece
So, I paid about $18bucks for all those items- $8.85 of it for Charcoal, ribs, and BBQ sauce! I didn't really need the cookies, but they're perfect chocolate chip cookies and I cannot seem to master a batch myself. It's fun to splurge once in a while. I also have a $2 mail in rebate form I can send in for buying Kingsford Charcoal and KC Masterpiece... bringing the total for ribs, charcoal, and sauce down to $6.85!!!
You can find the $6 off Pork When you buy Kingsford and one other participating product coupon by clicking here=. It doesn't expire until 12/31, so you've got plenty of time to use it. Unlimited prints too!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- 80% ground beef is $1.47/lb
- 10/$1 Large Hass Avocados & Large Cantaloupe
- $1.99 when you buy Doritos (11.75-14.5oz) AND 2 Pepsi (20oz.)
- $2.99 when you buy Safeway Sliced Bacon (12-16 oz) AND Lucerene Large Eggs (12ct)
- $3.99 when you buy Strawberries (16oz) and Angel Food Cake... wonder if a free strawberry coupon can be used in combination with this?
- $2.99 when you buy Windex (26-32.5 oz) and Thirsty Paper Towel (1 roll)... I'm sure I saw coupons for both these items recently
- $1.79 Shoppers Value Milk, 1 gallon
- 2/$5 Albertsons Chocolate Chip Cookies (a yummy splurge?)
- Buy 1 Kraft Mac&Cheese 5 pack @$5.69, get another one free plus 2 Capri Sun Sunrise (look for the peelie on mac&cheese). You might also be able to use a $2off Chips Ahoy when you buy any Capri Sun coupon (these are being spotted at Safeways)
- $1.49 QFC Eggs, AA 18 ct.
- Malt-O-Meal cereal (select varieties) 3 for $6 after an instant $3off
See? Not much out there this week. I may just buy the things we need for this week and wait and see what else pops up.
The solution? Having him help me in the kitchen! I know, it doesn't sound like much of a solution for a toddler refusing to try new things- but it works for us! I'm still trying to figure out how to handle 2 kids, so I do a lot of dinner prep in the afternoon. Including Trent does slow me down some, but it gives us a fun and educational activity. Not only that, but taking the time to chop our veggies during the day provides us with a variety of snacking options. His job is usually to separate the veggies into their own bowls, but we both munch while we're working. I always try to include something he likes, but he'll eat anything we're working with. He actually even tried green onions the other day when I was helping my mom prepare some snacks for her church class (he really did not like them, but we still had to stop him from trying a second handful)! I don't know if it's the lack of pressure to try something new, an attempt to copy me, or pure curiosity but I love that he's getting excited about new foods. The best part is that come dinner time, he's happy and knows that he likes all the food on his plate!
You can visit Works For Me Wednesday over at We Are THAT Family to see what works for other people!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
...and saved $53.34 in the process!
phew! 3 days of Albertsons in a row, working out deals for myself and my mom is a lot of work! Of course, we had to go back for free cheese, free bbq sauce, free ritz chips, and better than free wheat thins. I did pay for the Saltines ($0.99) and the smores items. I used the candy bars to absorb some overage from the Wheat Thins, they were on sale 2/$1 and I used 2 "buy 1 get 1 free" coupons I found in the candy aisle.
Here's another coupon good for $1 off any 1 Kraft Naturals Cheese. Use a doubler with this for FREE cheese!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Not that I would've paid over fifty bucks for all the items in the picture! I was thrilled to get it all for slightly over three dollars...and the best part is that YOU can do it too!! You can find the coupons for almost everything above on Coupons.com. Of course, you have to separate things (I did 3 transactions for the items pictured above) to make the best of your coupons and doublers. The BBQ sauce was free without doubles. The Triscuits and Wheat Thins generated overage after coupon and doublers which helped cut down the cost of the smores items. The Saltines worked out to $0.99 each after coupons and doublers, and both the cheese and peanuts were free after coupons and doublers. You can find the cheese coupon here.
$6.95 spent, $26.95 saved
It may not be the best deal on Coke ever, but it's good enough that I'm thinking of doing it again! I used five $1 coupons from MyCokeRewards, and three doublers from the Albies ad. They had a stack of coupons at the Coke display with $1off any 2 Coke multi packs, which wouldn't be as awesome of a deal, but with two of those and two doublers you could cut your price down to $10 for 5 boxes (an average of $2 a box). An even better idea would be to throw in a 6th box, use one more coupon and one more doubler, to get those six boxes for $11.50 (for an average of $1.91 a box).
And just a quick note, you can get FREE Bar-S hotdogs after coupons and doublers. You'll find the $1 off 2 packages coupon you need over at coupons.com. Albertson's has them on sale for $0.99 each so when you use a doubler, they both become free. I've never tried this brand, but for free maybe you'll want to.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chinet Plates $2.50
3 Wheat Thins $1.47
Hershey's 6 pack $3.00
La Victoria Salsa $1.00
Kraft Naturals Shredded Cheese $2.00
Cracker Barrel Sharp White Cheddar $2.50
-$3.00 instant off for buying graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows
-$1.00 when you buy smores stuff tearpad on display
-$1.00 Wheat thins printable (x3)
-$3.99 free Cracker Barrel cheese coupon (Kraft instant win game)
-$1.00 Kraft cheese
-$1.01 for half off clearanced makeup
-$3 doublers in Albertson's ad
Woohoo! Super cheap smores for me, mascara for my mom, and lots of snacky foods for the church!
Even without coupons, the bandaids would be $10 with a $4RR, making your net cost $6 for 4 boxes (or $1.50 a box). Seems like a decent price, especially if you need Bandaids and can find the 80count assorted.
If you head to Walgreens today or tomorrow, May 20th or 21st, you may want to print this $5off a purchase of $25 or more. Buying the Bandaids/Neosporin would get you almost halfway to the $25.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
yep...less than $45 for:
- 10 boxes assorted cereals
- 2 cans pineapple chunks
- 1 can tuna
- 1 lb. of strawberries
- 1 large tub of Country Crock
- 1 large box instant rice
- Oyster Sauce
- Lo Mein noodles
- 1 box penne
- 1 box manicotti
- 1 dozen eggs
- pork (just enough to try a new recipe)
- 8 lbs. ground beef
- 2 lb. bananas
- 1/2 lb. zucchini
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 and 1/2 lb. red potatoes
- 1/2 lb. broccoli
- a handful of celery sticks
- and a small scoop of cashews (for the pork)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I've been hooked on Swagbucks for a few months now after seeing a post on the Thrifty board at DiaperSwappers. All the ladies on the board seemed thrilled with the site, so I decided to check it out. If you are not a Swaggernaut yet, you should be! Swagbucks is a search site, powered by Google and Yahoo, where you can win points for searching. You can then redeem your points for AWESOME prizes, and it's entirely free. I've received Starbucks giftcards before, but usually redeem my points for Amazon giftcards. I've only been searching since mid-February, but have over $30 in Amazon giftcards already! I haven't spent them yet, and might actually wait until it's time for holiday shopping. I referred my mom, and although she doesn't search nearly as often, she's having a blast with the site. She recently got herself a movie (using Amazon giftcards) and a Swagbucks t-shirt... we took a video of my toddler with the shirt for her to submit to the site (she'll get points for that!), but thought I'd share it here as well...
...there you have it! Even my son thinks Swagbucks is "Nice"
Interested in checking out this great site for yourself? Check out their Frequently Asked Questions Page here. Ready to sign up? You can click the link below and sign up! I'm not going to lie, I will get points for referring you (they match up to the first 100 points you win) but the site really is worth your time. Once you sign up, you'll get your own referral link to pass along to anyone/everyone you know.
And here is our official "Cheap Date Night #1"
1 lb. Strawberries... free from Safeway with a coupon from here
Baker's Dipping Chocolate... bought at Walgreens on clearance for $0.45 a few months ago
and a Redbox Movie... free
Total cost= $0.45!
Redbox was giving out free movie codes every Monday, but this was the last week for that. There are still some free codes available and they'll continue to put out at least one a month for the rest of the summer. Otherwise, it's only $1 per day to rent a movie (you get til 9pm the next night).
Thursday, May 7, 2009
- Chex Mix- there's a Target printable for $1 off and $0.99 bags in the checkout lanes= FREE
- Hershey's Bliss Bars- are also $0.99 in the checkout lanes with a $1 Target printable= FREE
- Small Glade Soy Candles- $5.79 each, with $5 giftcard when you buy 2. Using $4 coupons from last week, you'd make money buying these!
- Nabisco Snack Sacks- $1.52, use the $1 target printable and pay only $0.52
If you have a Super Target you can use the $1 apples coupon and get them free if you buy the $0.99/lb apples. Free produce is awesome, and I wish I could take advantage of that deal! You can find most of the printables on Targets website, or you can use a generator and print multiples of the ones you want (it saves paper!). There's a good one right here.
FYI, Target's official policy allows the use of both one manufacturer coupon and one Target coupon for one item. Target coupons are marked so you can only use one of each kind in each transaction, although nothing is stopping you from doing more than one transaction a day. They DO NOT allow overage and should adjust the coupon down to the price of the item, per their official policy. Some cashiers don't care and will push it through, others will insist that you can't use the coupon at all. If you're nervous about doing the deals, simply email Target for a copy of their policy and take it along with you.