Friday, October 30, 2009

FREE Cereal & Milk!!!

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I was so excited about this purchase today at Hy-Vee. They are running a promotion on General Mills cereals: buy 6 and use an in-ad q to take $10 off your total plus you get a coupon printed after you check out for $6 off milk. Hy-vee's milk is more expensive then all the other stores around here but $6 will still cover two gallons!

2 Cheerios 2.50 sale, used 1.88 flyer q & 2 $1 qs
2 Trix 2.50 sale, used $1.00/2 q
2 Cocoa Puffs 2.50 sale, used $1.00/2 q
5lbs potatoes .99 sale
2 2ltr 7up 1.25 sale, used .38 flyer q
Cookies 1.88 (splurge)
Wonderbread 1.58 sale
3 Canned peas .98, used 3 for $1 in ad q

-2.98 flyer qs
-11.94 in ad qs
-4.00 manufacturer qs
$6.07 PAID = 24%
plus I got $6 coupon for milk


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I did three transactions at Walgreens this week:
4 Quaker oats 3.19 B1G1 in ad q & 1.25/2 qs
2 Kleenex .89 in ad q
1 Vaseline lotion 6.99
2 Emergen C 3.49 sale
1 Chapstick 2.99
1 Dentek floss 2.00 sale
3 Fiber Choice 2.49

$34.59 + 1.97 tax = $36.56
- 2 1.25 quaker qs
-8.00 RR
-3.50 RR
-4.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR

$12.56 PAID = 34%
and got new RR's of 5, 7, 3.50, 3.50, 3, 2, 2.50, 2.50, 2.50 = 31.50

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Aldi $26.73

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We were in need of some groceries and I was so excited to see milk down to $1.89 per gallon! So today I spent $26.73 at Aldi.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Alice - $16.56

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My second Alice order just came.

Luvs diapers $6.78 - 1.00
Tide in-wash booster 3.36 - 1.00
Bounty pt .84 - .25
Cascade rinse aid 3.35 - 1.00
Kotex pantiliners 1.16 - .75
Scooby Doo gummi vitamins 5.99 - 2.00

-6.00 coupons
$15.48 Paid - 72%

If you are new to Alice, just click below and check it out. And follow along here, I try and list the best deals here when I find them.

They have coupons that are automatically applied, nothing for you to do!
And all shipments get FREE shipping. And you can get a $10 credit after spending $50. I think all of those things combined are great, but just remember to get the best deals and pass on anything you can get cheaper other places.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Today's Alice deals!

I was just at and saw these great deals, some still the same as last time and a few new ones:

Schick twin for women 5pk razors 0.29 after coupon
Kotex pantiliners 0.41
Dove deoderant 0.97
Meow Mix 2.75oz 0.38
Suave 15oz shampoo & conditioner 0.60
Degree deoderant 1.22

Check these out, they won't last forever. And don't forget you get free shipping on every order, and a $10 credit after spending $50.

BTW, I was thrilled with my first order and should be receiving my second order very soon!

.88 Cheerios!!!

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Stopped at Hy-Vee today on the way home from church to get some .88 Cheerios. And it was the 14oz size!!! (By way of an advertising insert sent to our home, limit 2)

2 Cheerios 2.50 sale used 1.88 flyer q & 1.00 qs
Eggs 1.09
4 Cottage cheese 1.38 sale
2 Shredded cheese 1.33 sale
2 7up 2liter 1.00 sale used .38 flyer q
4 80% ground beef 1.58 sale
3 Laffy Taffy 3/$1 treat for kids
Wonderbread 1.68 sale

$25.38 Total
-2.48 flyer qs
-2 1.00 cheerios qs
$20.89 Paid = 82%

Friday, October 23, 2009

Walgreens $6.26

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Two transactions at Walgreens today:
Dishwasher detergent 3.00
2 Pert Plus 2.50 sale used $1qs
Zantac 150 8.99
2 Trident gum 1.49
Dentek floss 2.00 sale
Vaseline lotion 6.99
EmergenC 3.49 sale
Candybar .50sale

$32.95 + 2.31 tax = $35.26 Total

-2 $1.00 coupons
-2.00 RR
-3.00 RR
-3.50 RR
-3.50 RR
-4.00 RR
-4.00 RR
-7.00 RR

$6.26 PAID = 18%
and rec'd new RR's of 2,9,1,2,7,3.50 = $24.50

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Alice deals today!

I was just at and saw these great deals:
Kotex pantiliners 0.41
Bic Razors 5pk 1.86
Schick for women 5pk 1.77
Bic Razors 12pk .96
Snuggle 32oz 1.65
Dove deoderant .97
Suave 15oz .60

Check these out, they won't last forever.
BTW, I was thrilled with my first order and am placing another order right now!

Hy-Vee $ 6.93

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We were completely out of bread, so I stopped by Hy-Vee on the way home to get some and a couple treats for us too.

2 Wonderbread 1.68 sale
Cookies 1.88
Chocolate milk half gal 1.69

$6.93 Total

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vision check-up

Today after school I took my two older children to the optometrist. I have been noticing that when my son is reading, he holds the book closer to his face then he should and squints a lot. So, I was worried about his vision. And my daughter hadn't been there since July 2008 so it was time for her to be checked also.

My daughter went in first and she came back out in about 15 minutes and the Dr said her eyes looked very healthy and she is seeing better than 20/20! Then it was time for my son to go in and I wanted to go with to tell the Dr. my concerns and see first hand how he did. The results were not horrible but, he definitely needs glasses. He was really excited to pick out glasses and the ones we decided on he said are really cool!

Then we left and on the way home he says to me, "Mom three kids in my class have glasses." I said yes. Then he says, "some people make fun of them." I asked, "do you do that?" "No," he replied. Then he said, "but they call the kids with glasses some mean names." I said, "are you worried that they will call you names?" He said, "Yes." At this point I wanted to cry for him but I knew that was not what he needed, so I continued the conversation. I said, "you know when people call you names you just need to ignore them." He said, "I know but they won't stop."

So, we really had a long talk about this subject. And I hope that when he gets his glasses next week no one ruins his excitement about them and about being able to read better.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 deals

I was looking around this morning and wanted to list some good deals I saw:

Sauve 15oz shampoo or conditioner .60 after coupon
Kotex pantiliners 18-22ct .66 after coupon
Dove Deoderant .97 after coupon

There might be some other good ones there too, I only looked around for a few minutes.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Apples, Apples and more Apples

What do you say when someone asks you if you want some apples?
Of course, you say yes! And then they ask how many you will take?
And if you are me you say, A whole bucket full! Here is the bucket of apples that I came home to yesterday.
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So, I spent most of my morning today canning apples. Thank goodness I have a Pampered Chef apple peeler, corer, and slicer. That helped alot. I canned sliced apples in very light syrup. Here are the instructions and recipe I followed. This way no matter what I want apples for: pie, crisp or sauce all I have to do is pull a jar off the shelf. And my end result was 10 jars of as many apple slices as I could squish in each one.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Walgreens $7.98

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Last trip to Walgreens this week.

2 Huggies 9.00 sale used 2 $2qs
Renuzit air neutralizer 1.99 sale
Dentek floss 2.00 sale
EmergenC 3.49 sale
4 Candy (for kids&fillers) .40 clearance

$27.08 + 1.90 tax = $28.98 Total
- 2 $2 Huggies qs
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-3.00 RR
-3.00 RR
-7.00 RR

$7.98 Paid = 28%
and got new RR's of 4,1,2,3.50 = $10.50
I will also be able to submit for another $1.50 in rebates for diapers!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hy-Vee $15.82

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Hy-Vee had sent out a flyer with some store coupons and they expired today so I ran there after work to get in on the deals.

2 Jacks pizzas 3.00 sale used 2/$3 store q
2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats 18oz 2.50 used $1.99 store q & 1.50/2 man q
1 HV Noodles 3lb. 2.79
2 HV oyster crackers .88 sale
2 HV mushrooms .64
1 Ragu alfredo sauce .99 sale
1 A&W 6pk 2.50 sale used .99 store q
1 Dr Pepper 6pk 2.50 sale used .99 store q
1 HV potatoes 5lb. 2.50 sale used .99 store q
2 85% ground beef 1.88 sale used 1.47 store q

$29.68 Total
-12.36 store qs
-1.50 kellogg's q
$15.82 PAID = 53%

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Venom $1 printable

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As I have said before, John loves this new energy drink and I used all my BOGO printable coupons so I was excited to find this $1 off 1 printable. Now I can get some more for him when they go on sale again.

Walgreens $10.56

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I did two transactions.
8 Ragu 3/$5 sale used 2 .1.25/3qs
3 24:7 energy drink .99 clearance
1 Vaseline lotion 6.99
1 Renuzit odor neutralizer 1.99 sale
1 Halls 1.00 sale

$26.44 + 1.12 tax = $27.56 Total
-2 1.25 ragu qs
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.50 RR
-2.50 RR
-3.50 RR

$10.56 Paid = 38%
and got new RR's of $8, 7, 1, 1 = $17

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Ducks Organic sample

Go here to sign up for a free sample of Little Ducks Organic infant and toddler snacks.

I am excited to sign up for this one.

Honey Nut Cheerios sample

Go here to sign up for a free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios and a $1 coupon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Walgreens $19.35

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Stopped at Walgreens on our way home from church today to do the Huggies deal. (did two transactions)

4 Huggies diapers $9.00 sale used 2 $2qs & 2 $1.50qs
2 Peroxide .29 sale
1 Halls 1.00 sale
1 Dentek floss 2.00 sale

$39.58 + 2.77 tax = $42.35 Total
-2 2.00 qs
-2 1.50 qs
-2.50 RR
-7.00 RR
-3.50 RR
-3.00 RR

$19.35 PAID = 46%
and got new RR's of $4, 4, 2, 1 = $11

and will submit diapers for $3.00 rebate so will be net cost of $4.50 per package!


I know some people sign up for every sample they can get their hands on. However, I only sign up for a few samples. I want it to be something we will for sure use because their is just no reason to have something in your house that you have no use for, even if it is free.
Here is a sample I received in the mail this past week and I was really excited to get because we have never tried these products and its nice to know that we will like it before I spend money on it.

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Nature Valley sample contained:
1 Chewy Trail Mix Cranberry & Pomegranate bar & a .50 coupon for next purchase
1oz bag of Nut Lovers Granola Nut Clusters & a .75 coupon for next purchase

Go here to sign up for this.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Today's trip to Walgreens & Aldi

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Walgreens 2 Transactions:
Vaseline lotion 6.99
EmergenC 3.49
Chapstick 2.99
Halls 1.00

$14.47 + .97 tax = $15.44
-7.00 RR
-6.00 RR
$2.44 Paid = 16%
and rec'd new RR's of 7,3.50,3,1= 14.50

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I was very excited today to see Campbells Firehouse Chili at Aldi's when I walked in because John loves this and I won't buy it unless it's on sale and I have a coupon. So I bought a whole flat of it for him to take when he leaves again.

2 Milk
Spicy beef sticks - for John
12 Firehouse chili 1.49 ea - for John
2 Chicken broth
Black pepper
Animal crackers
4 Apple pies .39 ea - for John
2 Halloween gummi bears (to hand out)
Tator tots

$36.22 - 22.13 for John = $14.09 for me & three kids

Friday, October 09, 2009

Venom Energy Drink BOGO printable

If you like the new Venom Energy Drink as much as John does you will want to print this coupon, it is for Buy one, Get one FREE! I have printed 8 (2 per computer) and used them all.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars

These are always a hit at my house and my sister just asked for the recipe, so I thought I would post it on here.

2 cups oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 c peanuts, crushed
3/4 cup sunflower kernals
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 T butter
2 t vanilla extract
8 oz dried fruit (or choc chips or pb chips)

Put oats, germ, peanuts, kernals in baking pan and toast in oven at 400' for 10-12 minutes, stirring very frequently.

Put sugar, honey, butter, and vanilla in saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Then mix both mixtures and the fruit together well.

Line a 9X13 dish with waxed paper and pour mixture in evenly. Put another sheet of waxed paper across the top and take another 9X13 pan and push down evenly but hard on your granola mixture. Then let it sit for 30 minutes to set.

Then take it and carefully transfer to a cutting board and cut into the size of bars you want.

Make sure to keep these in an air-tight container. I usually leave half out and put half in the fridge until the first half is eaten. Since they do not contain preservatives they will stay good forever!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Quick stops at Walgreens & Fareway

We all have colds here, Ugh! So today I had to go to Walgreens because I had a few RR's expiring today so I put them toward some soup and rolled onto other RR's.

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3 Campbells Chicken noodle soup .50 sale w/in ad q
2 Trident gum 1.00 sale
EmergenC 3.49 sale
Chapstick 2.99

$9.98 + .59 tax = $10.57 Total
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-1.00 RR
-2.00 RR
-2.00 RR
$1.57 Paid = 15%
and got new RR's of $1, 3.50, 3 = $7.50

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Stopped at Fareway for some OJ and fresh fruit.
2 Orange Juice 2.17
chips .99
3 lb apples 1.99
Fruit Fresh 3.69


Monday, October 05, 2009

I just made my first purchase from Alice & you can get a $10 referral credit

I talked about Alice about two months ago here.

I really like the idea of this site because they have coupons they apply to certain items and shipping is Free. I can usually buy things for a really great price at stores when I combine coupons with sales so I have a price point for everything I buy. The first time I looked around I did not find anything at my price points, however, tonight when I was looking around a did find a few things and placed my order. I ordered five items for $8.81 but after coupons my total came to $7.01 and remember Free shipping.

I was really delighted to find out that anyone that registers at using my referral link will get a $10 credit to their account after they spend $50. That's a pretty darn good deal. Check it out now:

Fareway $6.86

I stopped at Fareway quick on my way home for just a few things, so I didn't take a picture.

Wonderbread 1.69 sale used .55q
3 Hamburger Helper .99 sale used .75/3q
2 Jolly Time popcorn 1.00 sale
3 Betty Crocker pizza crust mix 3/$1 sale
5 Kool Aid packets .10 sale

$8.16 Total
$6.86 Paid = 84%

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Hy-Vee 6 Hour Sale

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This week in addition to their regular weekly ad, Hy-Vee also had a special 6 Hour Sale this morning with a few deals I couldn't pass up. And John is getting ready to leave again for work, so he wanted certain things to take with him.

2 Gal Milk .99 sale
2 Cottage cheese 1.28 sale
2 sour cream .98 sale
eggs 1.15
10 Tony's pizza .77 sale - for John to take
4 Hormel compleats 2.00 sale - used 1 $2 q & 3 $1 qs - for John to take
Campbells cheese soup 1.00 sale
2 Kellogg's Mini Wheats 1.99 store coupon & used $1.50/2 q
3 Gerber graduates 1.18 sale
Gerber wagon wheels 1.86 sale
2 Halloween Oreo's 2.77 sale
5 Fruit snacks 1.00 sale - for John to take
Spaghetti 2.49
Oyster crackers 1.25 sale
Saltines 1.18
2 ice cream 1.18 sale
shredded cheddar .99 sale
A& W 6pk .99 store coupon
Dr Pepper 6pk .99 store coupon - for John to take
8 Venom Energy drinks 3/$5 used 4 BOGO qs - for John to take
Bananas .29/lb = .57
5lb potatoes .99 store coupon
2 80% ground beef .99 sale

$ 79.62 Total
- 7.34 store coupons
-13.18 coupons

$59.10 PAID = 74%

Friday, October 02, 2009

Walgreens $4.75

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I had to go to Walgreens today to pick up a prescription so I might as well get a few more deals while there right? Well, they were out of several things but since they had several to pick from this week I still got a few, including free after coupon popcorn balls.

Vaseline lotion 6.99
Chapstick 2.99
Halls S/F 1.00 sale
2 Act II popcorn balls 2/$1 used $1/2q

$11.98 + .77 tax = $12.75 Total

-1.00 popcorn balls q
-2.50 RR
-2.50 RR
-2.00 RR

$4.75 Paid = 37%
and got new RR's of $7, 3, 1 = $11

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Ugh, It has been raining almost all day. We are at 2" right now and it is still raining. With a high today of 55 and no sun, it was a really dreary day. And tomorrow's forecast is rain and 53.

So, it is definitely soup weather. I made cheddar potato soup and homemade biscuits for supper. It was a super big hit with everyone, I only have one bowl left, and I thought I made enough for two meals! I guess I will be making soup again real soon.