Monday, September 21, 2009

Will work for Huggies!

This week Rite Aid has Huggies on sale! But it will require a little bit of work!

Buy 3 packages of Huggies @ $11.00 each (Pure and Natural for the best deal, but Supremes, and Pull Ups work too)

use $5 off $20 RITE AID VIDEO VALUES
use (3) 3.00 Pure & Natural
Pay 17.00 out of pocket

Get 10.00 back in SCR
Caregivers Marketplace .75 cent rebate on each pack

Cost after rebates - $1.58

some store are allowing duplicate coupons from the Value videos, but the print page clearly says "PRINT ONE PER CUSTOMER" .......PLEASE honor that!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Great Friends!


Annabelle & Bethany Steinmeyer today at the park! When these 2 get together it is so cute...they start to talk to each other, knowing EXACTLY what each other is saying! It is soooo cute!

Thanks for a fun day today at the park, Steinmeyers!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Schwan's is currently running a promotions to customers who haven't ordered in the last 14 weeks....$10.00 off any regular priced order, and free shipping! All you pay is sales tax. I just ordered 1.75 lbs of Italian Meatballs for 8 CENTS!!! Can't beat that!

Also, OfficeMax has a printable out for 1 cent sharpies! Not bad!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Menu plan 8/2/09-8/8/09

breakfast- cereal, eggs, toast, hashbrowns, muffins, pancakes, fruit, smoothies

lunch-sandwiches, tortilla chips, quesadillas, hot dogs, salads, fruit, leftovers

M-Chicken, rice, Zucchini casserole; salad; garlic bread=$2.73
T-Lasagna; green beans; salad; garlic bread = $4.74 makes 2 DINNERS
W-Ritzy chicken; rice; green beans; garlic bread =$3.81
Th-Chicken rolls and rice; salad; bread= $4.39
F-Pizza; salad; breadsticks= $2.42
S-leftovers= FREE
S-Tacos; spanish rice; tortilla chips and salsa =$3.09

Dinner total- $21.18

Saturday, July 25, 2009

7/26/09 Menu Plan-From the pantry/freezer

Banana bread
eggs, toast, hashbrowns
strawberry smoothies

Lunch-(all paired with fruit & leftover cucumbers bought on sale last week)
ham & cheese sandwich
grilled cheese
baked potatoes

S-Goulash, salad, hamburger bun garlic bread
M-Chicken rolls n rice, salad, hamburger bun garlic bread
T-Honey mustard Salmon, rice, steamed veggies, roasted potatoes
W-Crock Pot Shredded beef tacos, rice, chips
Th-Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, hamburger bun garlic bread
F-Pizza- Ham, Mushroom, pepperoni, onion, bell peppers,---whatever else we can find!) salad, breadsticks

We still have zucchini, cherry tomatoes, grapes, clementines, a few peaches, and watermelon from last week. ( bananas too, but those are pretty ripes, so those will be used to make banana bread, and maybe a batch of banana pancakes for the freezer)

This weeks grocery list should be pretty short... only fruits

white peaches on sale-.79 cent/lb
bananas-3 lbs/$1.32
maybe a #10 bag of potatoes for .89 cents (how can you pass that up!)

*update* I ended up going shopping, and spending a little more than planned.

5 lbs mozzarella-8.34 (divide into (10) 2 cup bags...83 cents each)
2 lbs cheddar-3.69 ( divide into (4) 2 cup bags .92 cents each)
3 lbs ham-7.79 (freeze 2 for later $2.60 / lb)
l.5 lb feta-6.29
6 lbs bananas-2.64 (.44/lb)

Later this week I plan on taking advantage of some good sales on peaches, tomatoes, onion cherries and oranges. I will probably spend about $10.00

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eating up the freezer and pantry

Ok, so we had a fantastic time in Michigan, but it definitely came at a price...a hefty price! As part of the deal to get my dear husband to join me, I agreed to eat up what was in the freezer and pantry to help save money to pay for the trip. So here starts my quest to eat up the food we have on hand before we do anymore grocery shopping. The only exception is fruit, vegetables, and dairy foods.

So here is the menu, of course most of it I will just be winging it on ingredients! This should be fun!

I will also welcome any ideas you may have!

Breakfast- oatmeal, eggs, cereal, cinnamon toast, pancakes, fruit

Lunch- ham & cheese or PB&J sandwich, fruit, salad, leftovers, pizza

M-Ritz cracker Chicken, green beans, rice ( thanks Danielle)
T- Teriyaki chicken, rice, egg rolls
W- Swiss Chicken, stuffing, bread & butter, salad
Th- Cheese Tortellini Tuna Casserole, salad, KP's bread rolls ( thanks Katie!)
we ate spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and garlic bread made with leftover hamburger buns instead
F- Pizza- pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, sausage?, ham whatever else I can find, KP's bread rolls, salad
S- Leftovers or Tacos, chips, spanish rice

Snacks- fruit, raw veggies- we found a ton of fruit on sale this week...peaches, cherries, watermelon, grapes, clementines. I love summer!

To top it off, our wonderful neighbor, Miss Betty, brought us some fresh cherry tomatoes and zucchini from her garden! YUM!

OK, so here we go... wish me luck!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Michigan Summer 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Huggies Diapers $1.45 each jumbo


Rite aid is currently hosting a rebate on participating Kimberly Clark $50.00 worth get a $25.00 RiteAid gift card. Matched up with come coupons makes for a GREAT deal!

Here is my deal from today...

5 Jumbo Packs@ $11.49 ea--$57.45

Use 2 $5/$25 printable or here (pdf)
Use 5 $2/1 printable (do you still have some of these left?)

Pay $37.45 +tax OOP

Submit rebate #61 for $25.00 gift card
Submit rebate # 800 for a voucher for a free package of Huggies (if you haven't already)
Submit receipt to Caregivers Marketplace for .75 back on each paid pack-$3.75

TOTAL AFTER REBATES- $8.70 for 6 packages! (1.45 each)

Go here to see some other possible scenarios!

If you don't have any current Huggies coupons this is still a great deal at $3.45 per package! Also, Huggies just changed its packaging from Huggies Supremes to Huggies Little Movers. The new packages also contain less diapers per pack, so if you can find some of the old packages on the shelf, grab those instead of the newer package!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Beautiful Girl!

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

she is growing up soooo fast!

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Lunch!

DiGiorno is promoting its new Flatbread Sandwich, and is offering a coupon to the first 100,000 request for a free sample. Go Here is request yours!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Deals...

With the baby here, shoestring shopping has been on hiatus! Actually, it has sort of been on overdrive since I haven't done any realy grocery shopping in almost 3 weeks! I have been, however perusing the local circulars for some deals that I think would be worth going to the store for!

This week at Vons

Pork Chops are on sale for 1.37 / lb
Red Seedless Grapes are .77 /lb


Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast- $1.57 /lb

Cheap Huggies

There is a pretty decent diaper deal at RiteAid until Thursday 9/23/09. Huggies Jumbo Packs are 8.99 and wipes are 2.50. If you got this Sunday's LA Times coupons there are (2) 1.50 off diaper coupons and a .75 cent off wipes coupons. OR go here to find out how to get a printable 2.00 coupon!!!

There is also a $3.00 single check rebate and a printable $5 off $25 RiteAid Coupon.

Put it all together, and it makes a pretty good deal!

Here are 2 possible scenarios...

Scenario #1
2 jumbo packs of Huggies 17.98
3 tubs of wipes-7.50

Less $5 off $25
less 3.00 diaper coupons ( 2x1.50)
less .75 wipes ( if you bought more than one paper, you could save even more!)

TOTAL-$16.73 oop

Send in $3.00 single check rebate
submit reciept to Caregivers Marketplace for .75 cent on each pack of diapers ( this adds up FAST!)


(This totals out to $3.76 for each Jumbo pack, and $1.57 for each tub of wipes!)

Scenario #2

buy 3 jumbos of Huggies
use 5 off 25 coupon
use (2) 1.50 coupons ( again, if you bought more papers you could save more)

Pay $18.97 OOP
Send in for $3.00 Single check rebate
Send in for .75 back on each pack of Huggies at Caregivers Marketplace

TOTAL AFTER REBATES-$13.72 for 3 Jumbo packs

This breaks down to $4.57 + tax each pack!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Annabelle went to church for the first time on Easter Sunday, (twice actually) and made it through the whole sermon (which was an excellent one, I might add) without a peep! I think she actually recognized Pastor John's voice from in the womb! What an excellent day for her first official visit...Easter Sunday...the foundation of our kick off her church going days!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Isn't she lovely!

They say "Lightning doesn't strike twice"...but somehow I ended up with TWO beautiful daughters!

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Monday, April 6, 2009

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Here she is!!!

Annabelle Joyce DuBois has arrived. She was born at 4:12 am Friday April 3rd, 7 lbs 5 oz, 19 1/2 inches long.

Welcome to world, Annabelle. We have so much love for you and are so thankful to our Lord for blessing our family with you!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FREE medium Domino's pizza

tipped me off to the coupon code, BAILOUT, for a free one topping Medium pizza at Domino's. I just ordered mine. I added a topping for $1.69, and am scheduled to pick it up for lunch!!!

Hurry to get yours!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Freezer Dinner Plan-

I have been trying to stock up on some freezer dinners to have on hand for when the baby gets here. So far here is what I have...

Sweet N Sour Chicken
Mac N Cheese (dream dinners recipes)
Baked Ziti x 2
Swiss Chicken x 2
Arroz con pollo
Honey Pork

I still plan to make...

a few loaves of garlic bread
Steamed rice
Tuna Tortellini
Chicken in Mustard
Chicken w/ Red Potatoes
Chicken N Rice Casserole
Lemon Chicken Breast
Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Honey Chicken Thighs

Many of these recipes are from the Dream Dinners Cookbook. You can download some of the recipes here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Baby Wipes-.99 cents!!!

Huggies has a new $5.00 Gentle Care coupon out. ( you can print this twice by hitting the back button, then refreshing) Target has the Mega packs of wipes for 5.99. With the coupon, you can get these for .99 cents each!!!

Go to Family Cents to see how to get 3 jumbo packs of Huggies for $2.00!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

35 weeks!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Quizno's

Quizno's is offering a free sub to the first million people who register here. Each adult in you home can enter, so sign up everyone in your house, and make a date of it!

As of right now, 98,000 have you should still get in!

Monday, February 16, 2009

2/15-2/21/09 Menu Plan

S: Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, French Bread
M: Zuppa Toscana Soup, bread
T: Tacos, rice, chips
W: Lasagna, Bread, Salad (make extra one for freezer)
Th: Pizza, Salad, Bread sticks
F: leftovers
S: Sweet n sour chicken, steamed rice, egg rolls

Grocery List:
10 lbs Potatoes- 1.38
green onion-.25
4 oranges-.88
cottage cheese-
Italian sausage- 2.51

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Super Savings Saturday-

The last few weeks I have gone over budget a little, so I decided to start participating in Money Saving Mom's Super Saving Saturday. I am hoping that it will keep me a little more accountable to my budget. I have also decided to increase my budget to $35.00 a week to restock my pile. I will use the extra $15.00 to focus on buying in bulk when things are a good buy. So here is my loot...

2 loaves bread -3.79
48 oz sour cream-3.59

Stater Bros.
6 lbs apples 1.98
4.86 lbs Top Sirloin Steak-9.69
1 lb rigatoni-1.00

1 lb carrots-1.00
4 boxes Pop Tarts-1.45

Pop Tart Coupons
$1/2 from 1/18/09 RP
.55/1 printable -DOUBLED
.55/1 printable

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

$20.00 menu plan 2/8-2/14

S: crockpot chicken tortilla soup
M: steak, baked potato, salad, french bread
T: chicken rolls n rice casserole, salad, french bread
W: spaghetti, salad, french bread
Th: Pizza, salad, breadsticks
F: Leftovers
S: sweet n sour chicken , eggrolls, steamed rice

Grocery List:
5 lbs top sirloin -9.95
3 lbs apples-1.00
3 lbs bananas-1.32
2 lbs carrots-2.00
3 potatoes- 1.50
48 oz sour cream-3.00
ziti noodles-.98

32 weeks

I thought it would be fun to post a picture to show the baby's progress wearing the same shirt as my 21 week picture.
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