Thursday, March 26, 2009

Walgreens Totals - 3/26/2009

Walgreens shopping trip.... stock up on Razors!!

  • Bil Soleil - on clearnance for $5.29 - $2 M.coupon - $2 Walgreens easy saver - $1.29 total!
  • S. Quatro Razers - $11.49 - $4 M. coupon - $2 Walgreens Easy saver - $5.49 total!
  • (2) Window Cling Gels - for Easter, and for my daughter $1.99 each
Used $4.39 Walgreens Easy Saver Gift Card

TOTAL OUT OF POCKET: $5.51

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Weekly Meal Planning - 3/25 - 3/31

Here are the meals I am planning based on the sales at Publix this week.

HERE ARE MY PUBLIX SHOPPING TOTALS:

GRAND TOTAL VALUE: $228.47
TOTAL OOP: $132.74

TOTAL SAVED: $95.74 - 42%

Since I am new to coupons this was my month of stocking up. I am very excited to say that I will not have to purchase soap, paper towels, razers, shampoo, coffee creamer or shaving cream for at least 6 months!!

Please leave a link to your blog so that I can see how everyone is doing!!!





CVS Deals and Totals for week of 3.22 - 3.28

Here are my totals at CVS this week. I didn't have many ECB's so I was rebuilding them.
  • (2)Dawn - $1.98 - $.50 coupon - $.74 each - $1ECB
  • ((4) Pepsi 8 packs - 4/$10 - $2.50 each - $2 ECB
  • Milk - 2/$6 - $4 ECB
  • (1) Cascade Dish Detergent - $2.50 - $1 Coupon
Used $4 off $20 and $2ECB

TOTAL OOP: $21.17
TOTAL SAVED: $14.70 41% and earned $7ECBs

Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

All You Magazine

You can get a FREE trial issue of All You Magazine .

HOWEVER make sure you write CANCEL on your bill because there price is way high for the subscription than some of the other deals I have seen.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekly Totals...

I am new to "coupons" and love to see how everyone else it doing. Please link your site below. I am so excited to check out everyone's savings this week!




CVS Deals for 3.22 - 3.28

Here are some of the up coming deals for CVS week of 3.22 - 3.28:
(***PLEASE NOTE - these are the Central FL Weekly Sales)

EXTRA CARE BUCKS:
  • One Gallon Milk - 2/$6 - get $2 ECB (like paying 2/$4)
  • Playtex - $8.49 - get $2 ECB
  • Speed Stick - $2.99 - get $2ECB
  • Excedrin - $7.99 - get $2 ECB - $1 OFF Coupon
  • Pepsi Products - 4/$10 - get $2 ECB
  • Wisk - $4.97 - get $1 ECB
  • Dawn - 2/$2 - get $1ECB - $.50 off one Dawn - Home Made Simple Mailer

OTHER GOOD DEALS:
  • L'Oreal B1G1
  • CVS Earth Essentials Paper Towels - 2/$1
  • Gold Emblem Nuts - $2.97 per can - limit 4
  • Post Cereal - $1.88 per box (Honey Bunches of Oats, Trail Mix Crunch, Cocoa Pebbles) - $2 of Post Trail Mix Crunch printable coupon
  • Cambell's Soup - B1G1 - $.50/4 Cream Soups - 3/01 SS
  • Clorex Bleach 2/$3
  • Kleenex - $.99
  • Cascade - $3.99 - $1 off any one Cascade Actionpacs or Gels - Home Made Simple Mailer
  • Almay - B1G1
  • Boost - $4.99

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CVS Deals and Totals for week of 3.15 - 3.21

Here are the totals for my 1st CVS Shopping Trip:
  • Bic Soleil System - $6.99 - $2 Coupon from 3.15 paper
  • Gallon of Milk - $3.18
Used $6 in ECB

TOTAL OUT OF POCKET - $2.25
GOT BACK - $3 ECB

***LOVE GETTING MILK FOR FREE!

TRIP 2:
I found the perfect time to go to CVS.... they are honoring both this weeks sales and next weeks!

  • Pantene - 1 Shampoo & 1 Conditioner - 2/$7 - $1 Coupon
  • Pantene - Style product - $3.50 - Coupon - FREE
  • GE Cashews - $2.97
  • (4) Post Cereal - $1.88 each
Coupons - 3 ECB, $3 off $15 plus above
Total Saved: $30.93
Total OOP: $10.80

SAVED 74% and got back $2ECB

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lollipop Cookies




If you are looking for something to make to bring to school for your child's birthday other than cupcakes these are excellent. The recipe is in the October 2007 issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food but can be found on her website.... CLICK HERE. The only things that I would suggest to change about the recipe is to make the cookies smaller than what they suggest. They spread and make huge cookies and to cook them for a shorter amount of time. Just when the edges turn golden take them out otherwise they are not chewy. After they cooled I used the standard, cheapest sandwich bags to wrap them in.

They made them for Halloween but you can change up the colors of the sprinkles for whatever holiday or your child's favorite colors for their birthday. They were a huge hit at school and really easy to make. One of the teachers actually asked me where I bought them... to me that is a huge compliment!







Here is a fun project that my daughter and I do every now and then and save them for wrapping baked goods or presents.... I get some white gift boxes and have her finger paint them. They are great.... just fill and put a bow on them, no need to wrap. So here are the cookies packaged up in one of her boxes.







Making the Bread!

nancy silverton's bread 3



Wow! This could quite possibly be the best bread I have ever had... for sure the best I have ever made. This recipe comes from Nancy Silverton's Breads cook book.

This recipe is one of the basic starter breads in the book. Since I haven't had much success in the past with bread making I decided to start with the basic recipe first. Well it was a success, nice crusty outside and a airy inside.... perfect! I cannot wait to move onto more of the artisan breads. I also would like to learn how to do the fancy swirls on the bread pictured in the book..... Next time.

The moral of bread baking.... If I can do it, any one can!




nancy silverton's bread

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Savings Saturday!

I am new to "coupons" and love to see how everyone else it doing. Please link your site below. I am so excited to check out everyone's savings this week!




Friday, March 13, 2009

Free Magazines

Okay, I am a magazine FREAK!!! I love them! And I love them even more when they are FREE. I'll send you more as I find them. ENJOY!!!


Working Mother

Woman's Day

Remedy Life

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Publix Shopping totals

I wasn't too happy with the deals at Publix this week however, I did fairly well.



TOTAL BEFORE COUPONS: $107.33


TOTAL COUPONS: $32.05 (I used $10 off $100 from Winn Dixie and my $10 RR from the Walgreens Dove Deal)


TOTAL SAVINGS: $64.07

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TOTAL OUT OF POCKET: $75.28 ~ 46%

***Tell me how you did this week! Link Here!!!

Weekly Meal Planning - 3/12

I have to say.... I am not impressed with Publix Sales this week. That said here are some of the things I will be making.

  • Tai Pei Fozen Meals are B1G1 and there was a $1 coupon in the paper last week
  • Maple-Bacon Quiche - If you do not want this sweet, I would lower the amount of maple syrup in it

That is all I have.... hopefully the deals will be better next week!

30% Off Entire Purchase at GAP, Old Navy and Banana Republic!

I am excited about this one since I have some gift cards from Christmas to use.

Sign up and you will get 30% Off along with 5% going to charity.

Here is the LINK

Have fun shopping!!!

CVS Deals and Totals for week of 3.8 - 3.014

I did ok at CVS this week... saved more than I spent, but still spend more than I had hoped. HEre is what I got:
  • (2) Chex Mix - on sale for 3/$5 - $3.34 used (2) $.60 from Coupons.com
  • (2) Palmolive - $2.98 - got $2ECB
  • Crest Pro Tooth Paste - $2.99 - got $2ECB
  • (2) Arm & Hammer Laudry Detergent $6.99 (B1G1) - I only had 1 $1off Coupon My printing limit was reached!
  • OB Tampons - $7.99 - $1 Coupon from paper - got $2 ECB

TOTAL before Coupons - $25.37

Used coupons plus $2ECB and $3 off $15 at CVS

Total Saved (coupons and sales) $19.13

TOTAL OUT OF POCKET: $17.17 and got $6ECB

**** I will be doing my Publix weekly meal planning today.. so check back later!


***Tell me how you did this week! Link Here!!!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yankee Candle

I LOVE Yankee Candle. However since I have put myself on a budget I have not even gone near the store. Here is a coupon for $1 Tarts and votives / online coupon code is XF903A1- perfect way to test and try out the different scents!

Walgreens Totals - 3/10/2009

Here are the totals:

  • Charmin Large Rolls - This was an impulse buy since they where $4.00 and they are more at CVS but unfortunately I left my coupon at home.
  • Garnier Fructis - $2.99 - $2 Easy Savers Coupon - $1 man. Coupon from this weeks paper - $.01 Money Maker
  • Glade Wrap - $2.99 - $1 coupon from Walgreens flyer
  • Coffee Mate Creamer buy one at $2.49 get one free - Used one coupon $1.50 from here $.49 Each (***NOTE - They wouldn't let me use 2 coupons, not sure if it is just a FL thing)
  • M & M's - $.50 (my daughter was with me and was good so I rewarded her)

  • TOTAL OOP - $8.11
  • TOTAL SAVINGS - $8.99 - MORE THAN 50%
***Tell me how you did this week! Link Here!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Target Trip... Totals - 3/8/2009

I added Target to my list of places to go this week since I had to go somewhere right next to it.

Here is what I got...


  • (3) Johnson's Soap Buddies - .79 with this coupon $3 off 3 Johnson's and Johnson's product coupon
    Final cost - PROFIT - .63
  • Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - .47 Used this 1 off 2 coupon from here
    Final cost - PROFIT - .06
  • (2) Motts Applesauce 4-pk - $1.94 used 2- $1 Target coupon from here
    Final cost $1.88 for 2 (.94 each)
  • Activia or DanActive yogurts (4-pks) - $2 Use the $1 coupon from the 3/1SS
    Final cost $1
TOTAL SAVINGS - $7

TOTAL Out of Pocket - $2.19 - SAVED 76%

Great Website for Planning Your Grocery Savings

I found a great blog that has spreadsheets that you can download and use to plan you shopping trips and one that keeps track of your spending and savings.... Mommy Snacks.

She also has some other great things on her blog... go check it out!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Earn Money for Viewing Ads

I am always looking for ways to make money without leaving the house. I have been successful for 5 years with my stay at home business but I am always looking for more ways.

Okay.... just tried this one for the first time. Not a huge money maker however it didn't take long at all to view the ads plus I didn't have to give them any money to do it!


Try it out and let me know what you think. Or if you have tried it, let me know how it is going.

I'll share any other things I find....

Another CVS Tip - 3/7/09

Did another great trip!!!

  • (2) Sure Anti-Perspirant Solid - $2.99 x 2 - $5.98 - Used 2 $1 off Coupons from here - GET $2 ECB
  • 1 Gallon of Milk - $3.19
  • (2) packages of snack size Gold Emblem Nuts - 1 (.99) another (.79) - used $2 off any size coupon that is at the CVS self coupon kiosk
  • And picked up my FREE 25 prints!
TOTAL BEFORE COUPONS - $10.95
USED -
  • (2) $1 Sure coupons
  • (1) $2 Nut Coupon
  • $4 ECB

TOTAL AFTER COUPONS - $2.95

GOT BACK $2 ECB

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CVS Deals and Totals for week of 3.1 - 3.07

I just bought Aveeno Shaving Cream.

I used $4.00 of Extra Care Bucks from last time

TOTAL OFP: $1.32

GOT BACK: $4.00 in Extra Care Bucks!

Walgreens Totals...

I did the Dove deal.... they cashier didn't even blink at the "limit 3" Walgreens coupon. Here is what I got....
  • (6) Dove Body Bars - $1.39 with coupon - $.99
  • (2) Dove travel size deodorants - $.99
  • Walgreens Cashews (my daughter was with me and thinks that is the only reason to got to Walgreens) - 2.99

TOTAL OFP - $11.45

TOTAL COUPONS - $2.40

Walgreens Bucks - $10.00

The trip cost me a total of $1.45!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Publix Shopping totals

I had an amazing Publix shopping trip today!

My total before coupons and sales was $154
Total savings - $62
Total OFP - $92

I saved ~40% and did my shopping good for two weeks! That is $46 a week!!

Publix meal planning week of 3.1 ~ 3.7.2009

Okay... so here is the deal. I am not cooking much this week. I am just not in the mood. Sorry it has been a very difficult week. But here are the things that we will be eating this week. They are based on everything on sale this week.