Saturday, January 31, 2009

Coupon Preview

Mindi Over at Moms Need to Know gave this LINK on her blog to go get a general list of the coupons coming out this week. So here you guys go. Not that impressive to me, but then again, this is not for our area, so maybe we will get some better ones. Lets hope and pray!!!

These are from the Pittsburgh area
2/1:Dole Canned Fruits - $1.00 off any 3 (x4/25)
Colgate Total Advanced Whitening, Advanced Clean, or Advanced Fresh Toothpaste only (4oz+) - $1.00 off 1 (x2/21)
Colgate Toothpaste, any Adult or Children’s (4oz+) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Colgate 360 Sonic Power Toothbrush – $1.00 off any 1 (x2/21)
Colgate Kids or Adult’s Manual Toothbrush – 40 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Speed Stick 24/7 or Lady Speed Stick 24/7 (excludes 0.5oz product) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Antiperspirants/Deodorants – 75 cents off 2 (x2/21)
Softsoap brand Body Wash (excludes 2oz) – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap – 35 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Irish Spring Body Wash, any 1 (excludes 2.5oz size) or any 2 Irish Spring Multi-Bar soap pakcs (3-pk+) – 50 cents off (x2/21)
Palmolive dish liquid, any – 25 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Palmolive Pure + Clear liquid dish soap 20oz – 75 cents off 1 (x2/21)
Sugardale 1lb Bacon or Ready Bacon – 55 cents off 1 (x3/15) DND-5
Zucol Coldcare - $2.00 off 1 box (x8/31) DND-5
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites Dinner Kit - $1.00 off 1 (x3/28)
Sargento Salad Finishers or Potato Finishers – 75 cents off 1 (x3/31)
Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-ups Fruit Stickerz Fruit Flavored Snacks – 50 cents off 1 (x3/28)Duncan Hines Brownies – 35 cents off 1 (x5/31)
(2)Rid-X Septic System Treatment product – 50 cents off 1 (x 3/29) and (x 4/26)
Lime-A-Way cleaner - $1.00 off 1 (x3/29)
Lindor Truffles item 5.1oz+ - $1.00 off 1 (good from 2/1 until 5/31)
Lindor Trufles Trio 1.27oz FREE wyb Lindor Truffles Trio 1.27oz – BOGO up to $1.50 (good from 2/1 until 5/31)
Cuties - $1.00 off 5lb box (x2/28)
Cuties – 55 cents off 3lb bag (x2/28)
Egg-land’s Best Eggs – 35 cents off any (x6/30)
Egg-Land’s Best Cage Free Dozen or Organic Dozen Eggs – 50 cents off 1 (x6/30)
Egg-Lands Best Hard-Cooked & Peeled Eggs – 35 cents off 1 (x6/30)
Cottonelle Ultra or Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper (4-pk+) – 50 cents off 1(x3/15)
Cottonelle Toilet Paper – (2) 4-pks or (1) 12-pk+ - 50 cents off (x3/15)
Cottonelle Fresh or Cottonelle for Kids Flushable Moist Wipes – 50 cents off 1 (x3/15)
Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented Oil Refill fragrance – up to $3.19 (x3/15)
Air Wick Scented oil refills - $1.00 off any 2 (x3/15)
Air Wick I-Motion Starter Kit - $4.00 off any 1 (x3/15)
Citre’ Shine product, any full size - $1.00 off 1 (x5/01)
Citre’ Shine product, any 2 full size - $2.00 off 2 (x5/01)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray 12oz+ - $2.00 off 1 (x3/30)
Lysol To Go – 50 cents off 1 (x3/30)
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes - $1.00 off 2 (x3/30)
Mrs. Dash Seasoning Blends - $1.00 off 2 (x3/15)
Dannon 6oz Single Serve Yogurt Cups – 60 cents off 6 (x3/15)
Glade Scented Oil Candles Holder – BOGO up to $7.99 (x3/14)
Glade Scented Oil Candles refill pack - $1.00 off 1 (x3/14)
Glade 4oz Jar Candles or 2 in 1 Candles - $1.50 off 2 (x3/14)
Rachael Ray Ntruish dog food 6lb+ - $2.00 off 1 bag (x5/31)
Rachael Ray Isaboo Treats - $1.00 off any 1 bag (x5/31)
Healthy Ones packaged lunchmeat, deli presliced, or 1lb deli meat – 75 cents off 1 (x4/30)Sucrets product - $1.50 off any 1 (x6/01)
Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator – BOGO up to $4.29 (x3/14)
Kozy Shack Ready Grains product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30) DND-5

RedPlum 2/1:

K-Y brand Yours+Mine or Intrigue product (E-T-S) - $5.00 off 1 (x6/30)
K-Y brand product (E-T-S) - $2.00 off 1 (x6/30)
Suave Body Wash – 75 cents off 2 (x2/28)
Suave Body Wash - $1.50 off 3 (x2/28)
Breeze2 10-test discs or Contour Test Strips - $20.00 off (valid only towards patient’s health plan co-pay)(patient must sign the coupon too) (x11/30)
Breeze2 or Contour Meter by Bayer - $30.00 off (x11/30)
Bayer Aspirin 24ct + - $1.00 off 1 (x3/31)
Milk-Bone Dog Snacks – BOGO up to $4.99 (x4/01)
Gatorade or G2 Powder Packs - $1.00 off 1 box (x4/30)
L’Oreal HIP Eye or Lip product - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Colour Riche or Any L’Oreal Lip Product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Infalliable Face Product, or any L’Oreal Makeup, Powder, Blush or Concealer - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal Preference or Dream Blonde - $3.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal EverPure Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment - $2.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’Oreal RevitaLift product - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)L’Oreal Moisturizer or Treatment - $1.00 off 1 (x4/26)
L’oreal Skincare Products - $3.00 off 2 (x4/26)
Marzetti Dressings - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)Scotch-Brite Ultra NailSaver Absorbant Scrub Sponge, Scrub Sponge, or Scour Pad products - $1.00 off 2 (x3/31)
M&M’s Premiums Chocolate Candies - $1.00 off 1 (x3/31)
Quaker Simple Harvest All Natural Multigrain Chewy Granola Bars - $1.00 off 1 box (x3/31)Kellogg’s Fruit Flavored Snacks - $1.00 off 2 (x3/29)
Nature’s Bounty Product - $1.00 off 1 (x3/15)
Robitussin product - $1.00 off 1 (x5/31)
Smucker’s Jams, Jellies, Preserves, or Fruit Spread products - $1.00 off 3 (x5/01)
Nestle Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough - $1.00 off 1 (x3/01)
Smart Balance Buttery Spreads - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Peanut Butter - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Cooking Oil or Pan Spray - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Smart Balance Popcorn - $1.00 off 2 (x4/30)
Smart Balance 50/50 Butter Blend - $1.00 off 1 (x4/30)
Sparkle Paper Towels, 2-Giant Roll pack+ - $1.00 off 1 (x3/02)

Kroger deals and steals starting on 2/1/2009

Wow guys, Krogers are having some totally awesome deals this week that I found.
You can go HERE to look at the weekly ads yourself, but heres the deals I found.

Totino's Pizza Rolls on sale 4/5
-.35 cent coupon (doubled at my store)
=.55 a box OOP

Dial Hand Soaps on sale .88 each
-.35 cent coupon doubled
=.18 cents OOP

General Meals Cereals on sale 1.67 each
-.50 off Multi grain Cheerios doubled
-1.00 off three
.75 off IP coupon for Multi Grain Cheerios.
This would make it
.67 each for first option
4.01 for three boxes (1.34 per box)
.92 a box for the IP one

Yoplait Yogurts on sale 2/4
-.50 yoplait kids yogurt coupon (doubled)
-1.00 off Yoplus coupon
=1.00 each OOP

Speed Stick Deoderant on sale 2/3
-.75 off coupon
= .75 each OOP

Hillshire Farms lunch meats on sale 10/10
-.65 off 2 coupons
=.68 cents each pack OOP

They are also having a buy 10 get 3 off instantly sale. Heres what I found in it.

Manwich on sale 1.00 each
buy 10 get an addition .30 off making it .70 each
-.50 off 2 coupon
.20 a can OOP

Banquet Frozen meals on sale 1.00
buy 10 get an additional 3.00 off instantly making them .70 each
no coupons, but this is a good deal.

Okay so this is the great deals I found this week. Have you found anything awesome?? Well leave me a comment and let me know about it. Thanks

Friday, January 30, 2009

Please keep my husband in your prayers

We got a call last night that my husband's father had passed away last Friday, and we just found out. My husband had not seen him in over five years, and its been about that long since he spoke to him, so my husband is having a terrible time dealing with this sudden news right now. Just please if you have time, take a minute and pray for my husband and his family as they are all hurting terribly right now. RIP Mike.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

To all my Scott County Friends

I wanted to let all you guys know about the great sale on banana's at Helenwood Foods right now. They have them up front on a cart, and they are .50 for a big bunch. They are already ripe, so you will have to bake bread with them, or let the kiddos and hubby eat them up fast, but for .50 cents a bunch, I will be baking some homemade banana nut bread. Here is a recipe I use for some very yummy bread.

Ingredients needed

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas
1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray one 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray coating.
In a large bowl, blend together the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, and bananas. Sift together the SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, flour, baking soda, and salt; mix into banana mixture. Stir in pecans. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

This is my "sugar free" recipe I use off the splenda website , if your trying to watch you weight, or have someone in your family who is a diabetic, this site is a life saver. We are a family who loves sweets, and I bake alot of stuff from scratch, but I make everything I bake with splenda. Hope you enjoy this, I sure do!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Babycake Arts

Hey guys, I just visited Bekkah at Babycake Arts and she had some of the nicest things I have ever seen. Personalized invitations, birthday party favors, thank you cards... You name it, they have it, and its all at great prices.. so go on over and check them out at the link above.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Homeland weekly sales

Okay so I just looked at the Homeland ad, and from what I can see its a good week

They have pillsbury grands biscuits on sale 10/10.. but with homeland you dont got to buy the 10 to get the deal. okay so there is usually some coupons for pillsbury that comes out in the sunday paper.. so be sure to get your paper and check. this is a great deal if you get some coupons.

They also have Chef Boyardee on sale 10/10
There have been some coupons that came out for this a few weeks ago, so go threw your coupon stash and stock up!!

Knorr Lipton side dishes are on sale 10/10. I believe the sunday paper had these a few weeks ago, so if you kept them, these are a great deal as well, cause remember homeland doubles coupons up to 1.00 so wow, thats a great savings if you kept your coupons.

Sauve products are on sale 10/10 and with the .50 off coupons that came out a few weeks ago in the paper, you will get 2 bottles for 1.00.. good price.

I will look for online coupons for these later on.

My family in Oklahoma

Okay, so you all are going to be seeing some posts on here that are strictly for the Oklahoma readers. My mom in law, and granny in law live in Oklahoma along with my step daughter, and we are trying to help them save money too.. So there will be posts on here so that my mommy in law Deb can look at the site, see what she can get at the stores out there, and go get them. Yay, I can help my family out there too, I am so happy. So it all ads up to be, if you see a post about Homeland, Firelake, Crest, or Albertsons, and you are not familier with it, this is why, its for her. I wish I was still out there, Homeland TRIPLES coupons.. me and Debbie could be stacking up on stuff right now if I was out there.

How many papers do you actually need

Well, this lady over at Moms need to know gives a preview each week of what the coupons coming out are gonna be, and exactly how many papers you will want to get.. I for one loved reading this post, so wanted to pass it along to you all.

Free Yogurt at Wal-Mart

Okay so my friend over at Coupon Mommie just posted a blog that I am sooo excited about. You can go Here and Here to print out your coupons to use at Wal-Mart. Wooo Hooo I am loving me some free stuff. Wal-mart has it on sale right now 4/1.00, so from my understanding, the coupons above make that free... Get to printing people.

Kroger Deals this week

Hey everybody, you need to make sure to get your coupons clipped and organized this weekend because I just checked the add and the Mega sale is still running this week, so that mean if you buy 10 of their items they have selected for the sale, then you get an extra 5.00 off your order immediatly. I have them listed on my side bar, go ahead and go check them out.

Yummy Pizza Casserole

With times being so hard right now, we make alot of casserole's cause they really stretch out and can be eaten for a few meals.


1 bag macaroni noodles (or any noodle you choose, we like these)
2 jars spaghetti sauce (or make your own, I will post recipe for my homemade sauce)
1 pd hamburger meat
shredded mozzarella cheese

cook macaroni noodles and set aside
cook hamburger meat and add to your spaghetti sauce
now get a big casserole dish
lay down a layer of each
macaroni noodles
meat sauce
do this until you get to the top of the dish, the put cheese on and bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese is nice and bubbly.
Yummy dish, very easy, and if you stockpile, you probably got most of the ingredients already in your home!!

More Johnson's Buddies Soaps

Well, like I already said, we have not been couponing for very long. In the short amount of time that we have been doing it we have got this much of a stock pile of the buddies soap. We would have more if the stores had any in, we have been to three different Wal-Mart stores, and have only found this many, we still got a ton of coupons, enough to double whats in the pick nearly.

So see guys, it pays to get the free stuff. This soap smells so good, I know its for kids, and we do not have any yet, but I will have some soon since we are certified foster parents now, and the little ones will sure enjoy having their own special soaps. So again you need to go here, here, and here to print your coupons. Each one prints a different coupon, so visit each of them, and remember to hit the back button a couple times so you can print a couple of each.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yummy Strawberry Shortcake Pudding

Here is another really simple, really cheap, yummy dessert I make alot.


1 sponge cake (I buy the .97 box of it, and make my own)

1 large tub cool whip, or dream whip (get whatevers cheapest and what you got coupons for)

1 bag or tub of strawberries (either get a frozen bag, or fresh tub, your choice)

1 container strawberry glaze

2 small boxes of vanilla pudding ( I buy the cheap instant stuff)\

Make pudding, then tear the cake into small pieces. Place cake on bottom of a large pyrex baking dish, then put the pudding on top of that, next place strawberries and glaze ontop of pudding, now put your coolwhip on top of that, mmm mmm.. yummy dessert and really easy. Look at the pic of mine

Tips on How to search store ads

Okay, so Like I said before, you can search threw the store ads online, which I do because Bryan does our shopping when he gets off work because we only have one vehicle.

So you are going to have your coupons organized and clipped before you do this, then you are going to need to look for the ad leaders.. what I mean by that is, the things that are at an all time low. Examples of these are alot of the 10-10 deals. Most of the time these are eye catches the stores use to get you in the store, but these are usually also the things that you got coupons for.

Like for example, Kroger has Green Giant Steamers on sale this week for 1.50 a bag. That alone is a great deal, but match it with the great sale they have going that gives you 5.00 instantly on any of their advertised buy 10 get 5 deals, and then your getting 10 bags for a dollar a bag.. pretty good right?? Wrong, if you got the .50 cents off one coupon like I had, then that will be doubled and you know what your going to be paying? ZERO out of pocket. Now I do not know about you, but thats my kind of veggies.. free ones.

So just make sure your clipping every coupon no matter what, some stuff you might not use, but can get it for free, and donate it to a charity.

More Printable Coupons

Okay so like I said before, Jennifer at Coupon Mommie is just a genious.

She posted last week that you could get these deals with these printed coupons.

Johnson Buddy's Soaps with these 1.00/1 , 2.00/2 , and 3.00/3 printable coupons. I have already got a ton of these. They are .97 cents at Wal-Mart, and although Wal-Mart hates coupons (or thats how it seems to me) you can still get them FREE, so who cares if they like it or not.

Cottenelle Toilet Paper is always .99 a pack at Kroger and they double coupons (mine doubles up to .50 off) so go here to get your coupons and go get you some FREE TP. We are loving us some free TP thanks to Jennifers blog on this one.

Recipes for the Cheap way of life

Okay, so as most of you know, I love to cook. I love to back, I love to be in the kitchen. So, I thought what better way to share my love for cooking, than to add some fun easy recipes for everyone to try out. As many of you know, I cook from scratch.. well usually, unless I got a coupon to get a ready made something for free.

So here is my first easy lesson. Its usually cheap, and very Yummy

Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup melted butter
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (plus 4 more tablespoons peanut butter)

Okay, your going to need a big bowl, combine the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar all together. Now pour all that up into a long pyrex baking dish lined with wax paper. Now melt the chocolate chips with the extra 4 tbls of pb. Pour this over the peanut butter bottom. There you have, it tastes so good, and we even made ours with splenda and Sugar free chocolate chips.

We combine 1 cup splenda and 1 tsp of corn starch, put it in the food processor and it will make some sugar free powdered sugar for the recipes calling for powdered sugar! ( doesnt change a thing and this way, the diabetics can have more options with desserts)

okay, so I hope you all enjoy these as much as we did. Good luck

Printable coupons for this week

Okay so there is a great deal on Ocean Spray Juices right now.

Great, cause we all love us some free stuff now dont we.
Okay, so Jennifer at Coupon Mommie has posted that you can use this $1/1 in store coupon and then stack it with this Manufacturer's Coupon and be able to get it for free because its priced at 1.98 at Target right now. Bryan went to the one on Clinton Hwy and got two of them last night for .27 total which included tax, so come on guys, get to printing.

There is also a printable coupon for 3 dollars off Splenda. This is also a great deal for the people that use splenda alot like I do.

Coupon Organization

Okay, so guys you need to go on over to Jennifers site at Coupon Mommie and take a look at her binder.

I havent got mine this organized yet, but I want to. So you can go and see it. Jennifer is just

So come on now what are you waiting for, get on over there and check it out!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Krogers, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, And Ingles Shopping trip

Okay so the hubby stopped by all these stores on Tuesday night to get us some great deals that my friend Jennifer over at Coupon mommie had told us about. God I love that girl, she has taught me so much, lol.

Okay, first he went to Ingles (big Mistake, they do not know what they are doing there)

So he got

10 boxes of Totino's Pizza Rolls (reg. price was 2/4.00)

- Ingles store card savings 1.00 per box

-.35cent off MQ doubled=.70 cents off a box

OOP For each box was .30

4 bags of birdseye steam fresh veggies. (reg. price was 2/5.00)

-Ingles advantage of 1.50 per bag)

-MQ for .50 doubled =1.00 each bag

OOP for each bag FREE

Total of reciept was 3.85

total savings was 20.75

Then he was off to Krogers where he bought

6 cottonelle Toilet Paper (reg price .99 cents)

-6 IP Q's for .50 doubled


3 bags quaker brand rice cakes (reg price is 1.19)

-Kroger card savings of .19 a bag

-MQ for 1.00


OOP for all this was .51 cents

total savings was 12.51

savings percentage was 100%

Next on the list was Wal-mart

this is what he got there

9 boxes of Kotex Light day panty liners ( I use these, along with little panties for my doggy when she is on her monthly) Reg Price was 1.00

- 9 MQ for 1.00 each


1 Johnsons buddy soaps (reg. Price is .97 cents)

- 1 IP Q for 1.00


OOP for all this stuff was .89 Cents

100% savings

next stop was Wal-Greens

he bought

5 cases of Pepsi Products on sale 5/15

2 bag Dorito's Brand chips on sale 2/5

OOP here was 21.55

RR returned for 10.00 On our next purchase

total savings was 12.93 Plus we got the 10.00 RR

Grand Total for all stops was 26.80 and we got a ton of stuff just look at the picture!

My first Couponing Lesson (what the abbreviations mean)

Okay, so My friend taught me some of the lingo for couponing, and it helped out alot.

For example

EQ means internet coupons that can be loaded onto your store cards from the cellfire, p&g, and shortcuts links. These pair with your other coupons, and make for some great savings.

IP means internet printable coupons, this one took me alot of research on alot of different sites to figure it out.

MIR means a mail in rebate

MQ means Manufacturer Coupons (these are the ones you clip out of the papers, get out of the magazines and such.

OOP means the amount of money you paid out of pocket for the items you purchased.

Peelie's these are the coupons that come on items you purchase.. like a coupon off cereal bars when you buy a box of cereal for example. Sometimes these are coupons that are for the item your purchasing and can be used immediatly, or saved for a later use.

Q's Mean Coupons

WAGS is short for Wal-greens (this was another one that took me a while to get.)

RP &SS these are the abbreviations for the Sunday paper coupons. ( my friend says you need to get at least 3-4 papers, even get subscriptions, she gets 4 subscriptions plus she buys extras.. and let me tell you, she is a couponing GOD!!!)

RR goes along with Wal-greens, and it refers to their register rewards program.

BOGO means buy one get one free. these are the real savings, cause you can use a MQ with the BOGO and get both for free or really cheap!!

Okay, so that's a little bit about the lingo.. Hope this helps

Side bar

Hi everyone, I just wanted everyone to know, I got most of my ideas for my sidebar links from Jennifer's blog at coupon mommie. I just wanted to put it all on my blog too, so my family and friends could be able to find the deals easier.

How to use Coupons

Hi, I am new to blogging, but I thought it would be a good idea to set up a blog for my friends and family to look at so that maybe I could teach them what my cool friend over at coupon mommie has taught me.

Like I said, I have never blogged, but I have not been couponing very long either. My new friend has taught me in a few short weeks how to feed my family, and save money.. she is my new idol.

Alot of my posts will be things that Jennifer over at coupon mommie tells me about, that way my friends and family can get the same deals that she has shown me how to get.

I hope these can help everyone, I just wanted to try to do my part for the new addiction I have with couponing.