I got some really great deals this morning! First I stopped at CVS where I found huge canisters of pretzels on clearance for .57 cents a piece! But wait, there's more... On black Friday I scanned my CVS card and recieved a $1.00 off coupon on any Gold Emblem snack. I scanned my card again today, and got the same coupon. Final cost....07 cents a piece! I bought 4, but my mom snagged one.
What will I do with all these pretzels you ask? Well, chocolate covered pretzels, of course!
Next, I went to Vons to grab a sales circular...they were out. I was hoping to find some turkey on clearance. I walked back to the meat section to see what I could find. Instead I found 1 lb packages of ground chicken for .99 each. I looked a little further and found sage sausage for .59 cents each! To top it off, 3 of the sausage rolls had a peelie for FREE Jimmy Dean sausage links or patties! Sadly, my store doesn't sell these, but you better believe that I will be cashing in on these as soon as I find a store that does! The coupon expires on 3/31/09, so I have some time.
So, all in all, here is what I spent...
(4) tubs of pretzels-.07 each=.28 cents
(13)1 lb rolls of sage sausage-.59 each=$7.67
(9) 1 lb packages of Ground Chicken .99 cents each= $8.91
(3) coupons for FREE Jimmy Dean links or patties
TOTAL = $16.86 for 22 lbs of meat!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am so excited about this weeks shopping trip! I have been putting aside any extra money left in my weekly budget for Thanksgiving, and had 12.56 to add to my regular 20.00 budget for this week. I did all of my shopping at Walmart, and price matched several good deals from some local stores.
The highlight of my trip was the 16 lb turkey. Walmart's sale price was $17.07 ( if you would consider that a sale!) I price matched it to Von's ad, and got it down to 4.90. But wait, there's more! I found a $1.00 off coupon at smartsource.com last week which made it 3.90!!!
- Canola Oil-2.98
- Salad Dressing-2.84
- Chopped dried onion-.50
- (2) canned corn-1.00
- cheeze whiz-2.28
- turkey baster-1.97
- (5) goody hairties-10.60
- goody head band-2.56
- 1.97 lb apples-1.97
- 3 lbs yellow onion-1.50
- (2) Green Valley Steamers-2.16
- Graham Cracker Crust-1.00
- (2) lemon lime soda-1.54 w/ CRV
PRICE MATCHED ITEMS AT WALMART
- (2) 2 lb bag carrots-5.00 albertsons
- (2) chicken broth-.88 albertsons
- (2) 10 lb bag potatoes-2.98 vallarta
- celery-.50 ralphs
- (2) bread rolls-3.98 ralphs
- Claim Jumper Dutch Apple Pie-3.99 ralphs
- Claim Jumper Pumpkin Pie-3.99 ralphs
- 16 lb Honeysuckle White turkey-4.90 vons
- (6) 2.00 ouchless hairties
- .25 off crust
- (2)1.00 off pillsbury rolls ( a peelie from a Progresso Soup can)
- (2)1.00 off Green Valley Steamer from 11/15 insert ( Smart Source I think)
- 1.00 off Honeysuckle White turkey (from smartsource e-mail)
- Total-$88.93 w/ tax
- less Price matching-25.66
- less coupons-17.25
- TOTAL OOP $46.02
So all in all, I did go over budget by $13.46, but I expect leftovers to take us well into next week, so we will likely save some money on next weeks budget. Also, with 20 lbs of potatoes, we will be busy for quite a while!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Or this video for brining tips
Quoted from Rolling Stones
Finally, after over a decade of false starts, we will finally get what we’ve all been waiting for: a free bottle of Dr. Pepper. With yesterday’s official confirmation that Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy is really happening, the makers of Dr. Pepper announced their plan to make good on their promise to provide everyone with free soda. “We never thought this day would come,” said Dr. Pepper vice president of marketing Tony Jacobs, “but now that it’s here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us.” Starting November 23rd, the day Chinese Democracy hits Best Buy, you can head over to the Dr. Pepper website and register your information to receive a coupon which can be redeemed for a free 20-ounce pop. However, any dreams you fostered about drinking your free Dr. Pepper while headbanging to Democracy will have to wait four-to-six weeks, the estimated delivery time to get your coupon in the mail. Still, what’s four-to-six weeks when we’ve already waited fourteen years?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
4 glade glass scents-10.00
2 crest pro health-6.98
2 B1G1 Glade
1.00 Crest Pro Health
Total OOP 10.98
Earned 11.98 in ECB's
Used 11.98 from above
Earned 15.99 in ECB's
4 duracell batteries-23.96
(4) .75 off
Used 15.99 ECB from above
Earned 15.00 in ECB's
TOTAL AFTER ECB= $3.96
Sunday, November 16, 2008
M:Pizza, Crazy Bread
T:Salibury Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans
W:Spaghetti w/ meatballs, Homemade French bread
Th: Stuffed cabbage rolls, Garlic bread
S:Beef Fajitas, spanish rice, tortilla chips
Saturday, November 15, 2008
During last weeks diaper deal, many of my local store were out of stock. I asked for a rain check, and prayed that a 5/20 would show up. I was estatic when one showed up in my mail box!!! Our little is going to be well set on diapers...I just hope that she is not allergic! So here is what I did.
(8) 2.00 pharmacy Q
(1) $5/$20 Coupon
TOTAL OOP $15.00 or 1.87 each! ( Great Deal on its own)
W Card reward-3.60
Gift Card 10% Reward-2.00
TOTAL AFTER REWARDS=9.40 or 1.17 EACH!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
S: Breakfast for dinner- eggs, pancakes, cereal, OJ etc.
T:Meatball Subs, onion rings
W:Lasagna, bread, salad
Th: Pizza, bread, salad
S: Chicken Rolls N Rice , bread, salad
3 roma tomatoes-1.00 actual-.95 for 4
1 salad tomato-1.00 actual-.67
4 lbs bananas-1.79 actual-1.00 for 1 lb (price matched at Walmart)
Fruit on sale-3.00 actual-1.08 6 apples (price matched at Walmart)
actual-2.70 10 oranges (price matched at Walmart)
4 slices provolone-2.00 actual-.60 at Walmart Deli counter
28 oz can crushed tomato-1.00 actual-.94
Mozz Cheese-3.00 actual-4.42
cottage cheese-1.50 actual-1.57
spaghetti sauce seasoning packet-1.00 actual-.68
french fried onion-1.00 actual-.98
2 Nestle Cocoa-1.00 w/ coupon FOR 2
2 Idahoan Potatoes FREE w/coupon
2 cans evaporated Milk .96 w/coupon FOR 2
2 cans Progresso Soup-.80 w/ coupon FOR 2
4 16 pcs. ouchless hairties-.48 w/ coupon FOR 4
3.26 lbs cabbage head-.33 (price matched at Walmart)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I caught onto this deal a little late, but luckily, my Walgreens was still fully stocked! We have been collecting diapers since we discovered we were expecting. We have quite the stockpile so far.
Here's the deal...
Store sale is BOGO-8.99 ( this alone is a great deal) , but see that brochure in the middle of my picture? You can pick this up at the Phamacy counter. In it is a coupon for $2.00 off Walgreens brand diapers. The register at check out automatically takes 2.00 off of each package. This bring the total to 4.99 for 2 PACKAGES! If you have the W Card (see below) you could save an additional .45 cents for each package. Which brings your total to $2.05 each.
I have one other discount up my sleeve, for all of you die hards. The W card also gives 10% back on Walgreens Gift cards. I will use the gift card to buy the diapers. I got a few rainchecks, which will yield $ 19.96 in diapers (8 packages) less 3.60 (.45 per pack with the W card) and 2.00(from purchasing a gift card), plus a $5/20 coupon. (throw in a pencil or something for a filler) This makes a potential price per package....1.17!!!
I didn't try to purchase these all in one transaction. Instead I bought 2 at a time ( for a total of 4 transactions) I just stop into the store when I am in the neighborhood. Also, Walgreens lets you keep the coupon, so be sure to ask the cashier for it back after your transaction. The store just throws these store coupons away anyways. And keep it around....it doesn't expire for a while. Maybe another good deal will come up.
For any of you veterans out there...do you recognize this sticker? It was on some of the packages. I was hoping to bring the price down to 6.99 before the coupon, but the cashier said no. Was she right?
Edit: I went back last night and bought 4 packages in one transaction, and the deal worked just fine. So...Stock up!!! Also, I learned more about the W card here. It was a 20.00 investment, but I have already doubled that with just the diaper deals and the pruchase of a gift card ( I went back to the store...I also have several rain checks that I will combine with a $5/$20 if one comes out.)
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
10 Roma tomatoes, rubbed with olive oil -2 cans fire-roasted instead from Walmart-.92 (use this $1/2 printable coupon)
2 tablespoons butter -.18
1/4 small yellow onion, diced -.15
3 garlic cloves, sliced -pennies
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour pennies
3 cups chicken stock -powdered bouillon -.10
2 cups half-and-half -1.50
1 1/2 cups corn tortilla chips, chopped -pennies
Chili powder pennies
1 medium avocado, small diced, for garnish-skip this, I don't like avocado
Monday, November 3, 2008
Grace to You has announced that as of tomorrow, Nov. 5, 2008, all of Pastor John MacArthur's sermon archives will now be avaliable FREE OF CHARGE for download!!! This is not a one day deal, but instead, from now on! What a blessing this beloved pastors over 40 years of teaching of God's truth will be to us! I love to listen to this sermons while working around the house. I can't wait to sift through all of these archives.
If you have never heard of John MacArthur, I would highly reccommend him. His sermons are truly life changing. He doesn't beat aroung the bush when it comes to God's work, but instead preaches God's truth with boldness.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
S: Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops, skillet potatoes, rice I bought enough pork to feed us for 3 dinners, so I froze the leftover pork in cream sauce for another 2 dinners.
M: Tacos, rice, chips
T: Goulash, homemade french bread, salad
W: Sweet n sour chicken, rice , potstickers
Th: Pizza, bread sticks, salad
S: Somen salad, potstickers
pork chops (1.67/lb on sale)-4.86 lbs for $8.12
chicken ( 1.97/lb on sale)-3.20 lbs for $6.32
2 large potatoes- 2.06
Green Leaf Lettuce-1.99
tomato paste-.50 -.69
this is a little over budget, but I have some surplus that will cover it. Also, the pork actually made 3 meals, so this is actually a stockpile! Also, the chicken should last at least 2 weeks.
Actual to date-21.68