Monday, January 31, 2011

Snow Ice Cream!

Assuming we really do get that forecasted 12 inches of snow's a great recipe for homemade snow ice cream!  I remember my parents making this when we were kids.  Personally, since I have a milk allergy, I never ate it, but I'm pretty sure my siblings LOVED it!  :)

Oh, and if we do lose power...I'll see you when it's back on!

*HOT* FREE deli bone-in chicken wing at Dillon's

Sorry...the offer expired already!

Go HERE, login to your Dillon's/Kroger's account.  Click on the blue "special offers" box on the right side of the page.  Load it to your card!
I don't know how long this will last so hurry!!!  Coupon expires Feb. 7th.

Thanks Rachelle!

Wow! $5/1 Zantac product coupon

Go HERE to print a $5/1 coupon off any Zantac product 24. ct. or larger.  You'll have to fill out a form to access the coupon.
Looks like this is included in the Dillon's Mega Event.  Let me know if any of you are sure about this.  Also, this coupon will be great for CVS next week as they have and ECB deal for it.

Valentine Friend Pack

Yay!  I just learned that the Valentine Friend Pack from McDonald’s is out. Each friend pack is $1 and contains 12 coupons for FREE items that can be used by kids ages 12 and under. Below is a list of the coupons included…
* FREE Apple Dippers (3 of these)
* FREE Apple Juice or Milk Jug (3 of these)
* FREE Small Cone (3 of these)
* FREE Hamburger (3 of these)
I love these as they make great treats for the kids when we're out and about.  Oh, and great gifts for school friends as well!
** One FREE item per certificate. Redeemable by children ages 12 or under. Limit one certificate per person per visit.

$1 Barbara's coupon

Go HERE to print $1 off any 1 Barbara's product 5.5 oz. or larger.

New Redplum coupons

Bar-S-$1.00 OFF

There quite a few new coupons on Redplum today.  Redplum coupons have a low print limit and don't last long, so if you see some you want to print do it quickly.
The BarS coupon would be great to use on the Dillon's Mega Event!
Go HERE to print!

$1/1 Pamper ThickCare baby wipes coupon

Sign up to have a $1/1 Pampers ThickCare baby wipes coupon mailed to you.

Free Maybelline sample

Sign up for a free sample of Maybelline FitMe Foundation, courtesy of Target.

Monday's Menu

Hey, Good Lookin' Recipe Box
Do you ever have one of "those" weeks in the kitchen?  Last week was terrible for me.  I wound up scorching one of my meals so badly that I had to throw it away.  Note to self...don't leave the kitchen and get distracted when cooking dinner.  Anyway, it threw the entire menu plan off whack and I wound up going to McDonald's.  We were also able to throw in another left-over night last week.  In the end I didn't cook a couple of meals I had planned on.  So, let's try this again...

Potato Soup w/Ham
Homemade bread

Beef Pepper Steak
Stir-fry veggies
Apple slices

Chicken Tortilla Soup (will post recipe later)
Homemade Tortillas...maybe (will post recipe later)

Chicken Spaghetti (recipe posted later)
Homemade dinner rolls
Steamed asparagas, corn & carrots medley

Loaded Baked potatoes w/
Cheese, sour cream
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Leftovers or Homemade Pizza

We have a winner!!!

January Finals...

In keeping up with keeping better track of what I spend/save, etc.  I thought I'd start a monthly post and share with you exactly what those numbers are.  So, here's a look at the month of January!

Retail price of all items purchased = *$634.47
Amount I saved w/coupons, rewards, ecb's,etc. = $391.51
Amount I spent out of pocket = $242.96 ($23.26 of that was for newspapers or coupons I ordered).
Amount of ECB's, Register Rewards, Rebates "earned" = $111.70
Average weekly spending = $60.74 (for a family of 5)

*This amount includes all spending for anything I purchased at the following stores:  Dillon's, Price Cutter, Walgreens, CVS, Staples, WalMart.
The only expense not included is prescriptions and eating out (which we don't do often) as that is another budget category in my home.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dillon's and Price Cutter Trip 1/29/2011

As's what we did at Dillon's and Price Cutter today:
Total spent on all 3 trips was $50.05 plus tax.

Price Cutter (Brian)...we rang up separately in order to stock up on sugar:

2 - 4 lb. sugar $1 each
1 gallon milk $2.99
Total:  $4.99 + tax

Price Cutter (Heather):

2 boxes Hamburger Helper $1 each = both free w/coupons
2 - 4 lb. sugar $1 each
3 Birds Eye frozen veggie $1 each...used $1/3 coupon
Dole salad mix $1.69
Bananas $1.41
6 cans Red Gold Diced tomatoes w/green chili's .79 cents each...used two $1/2 coupons and two $1/1 coupons
6 cans Red Gold Diced tomatoes .59 cents each...used two $1/3 coupons
2 jars Peter Pan peanut butter...$1 each
Total:  $13.36 + tax
(Somehow I was charged for hot dogs that I didn't purchase, so I'll be going in to fix this problem tomorrow...ugh!  Always check your receipt!)

Dillon's: (I'm not typing out all the coupons I used on this one...too many to type.  You can go HERE to see the coupon match ups that I used)

12 cans Hunts Tomato Sauce .49 cents each after Mega Event
30 cans Hunts Diced Tomatoes .49 cents each after Mega Event
10 cans Rotel .49 cents each after Mega Event
1 jar apple sauce
2 pkgs BarS hot dogs .99 each after M.E.
2 pkgs Ball Park Hot dogs on Manager mark down for $1.49 (I had my coupons w/me and got them for .49 cents each.
6 boxes of Kleenex .99 cents each after M.E.
2 Oscar Meyer Carving Board lunchmeat $4.49 each
Kroger TP $3.99
5 bottles Soft soap .88 cents each

Total before coupons and Dillon's card discount = $96.75
Total I paid = $31.70 plus tax
67% savings

I've decided that after consuming all of these tomato products over this year no male in my house should ever have to worry about prostate cancer!  :)  Now to come up with LOTS of tomato recipes!

Shopping Break Challenge...

I loaded up the family today and headed to Dillon's and Price Cutter. (Now I remember why I like to shop alone!)  We got several items again.  I love Mega Events at Dillon's.  Price Cutter had sugar and Peanut Butter for $1.00 so we got that and a few other items.  I didn't take a picture this round as my hubby thinks I'm a bit nuts doing that! :)  I was nice and spared him the agony of watching me place all of our loot on the kitchen table! LOL!
I will, however, list what we got in another post so you can read it if you're interested.

There comes a time in the life of every couponer when they have to take a break from coupon shopping...this is my time!  I'm stocked up on almost everything that I can think of except meat.  Isn't this the point of stocking up on items anyway???  For you "newbies" that think I shop all the time, I just want you to know that I don't and that it's okay to take a break.  It prevents burn-out, but it's also wise to actually use the stockpile that you accumulate!  What's the point in having a stockpile if we don't use it?  Oh, and it helps the budget as you save money by not SHOPPING and gets my creative juices flowing as I'm sometimes forced to think of different dishes to make!

I'm challenging myself to stay away from the grocery stores for at least 2 weeks other than for the necessities that we need such as milk, eggs, bread, fresh produce and some meat.  (I really, really long for a good meat sale!)  I'm making my menu's according to what I already have in my stockpile and I'll share them with you Monday!  I'll also share what I do purchase in that time just so that I keep myself in check!

So, anybody want to join me in my challenge?  Let me know by leaving a comment so we can cheer each other on!


Don't forget to sign up for this weekend's giveaway!  Go HERE to read the details!

Free Sample: Origins Plantscriptions Anti-Aging Serum

Origins is offering a FREE sample of Plantscriptions Anti-aging Serum. This is a facebook offer.
Thanks, Maven of Savin!

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be FOUR inserts in tomorrow's paper!  You can see the complete list of what's included HERE.  This would be a great week to grab a few extra as there are a few B1G1's and some high value coupons included.

Friday, January 28, 2011

*HOT* $2 off ANY 3 Huggies Wipes coupons

Head on over there and you should spot a $2 off ANY 3 Huggies Baby Wipes coupon – no size restriction!!  This is a very rare coupon considering there are no size exclusions listed. The travel packs are priced around $1 at Walmart and Target, so just $0.33 per pack after the coupon.  Remember to print it twice!

Thanks Hip2Save!

Vote for me!

Remember the Bar-S Hot Dog coupon I posted about yesterday?  I guess several of you played the game and printed your own coupons.  To my complete surprise I just found out that I'm currently in 8th place in this challenge.  Would you do me a favor?  Go HERE and rate my dish and play the game yourself!   Thanks!  I really can't figure out how all this works, but hey, it's fun!

FREE Bath & Body Works purchase necessary!

Visit the Bath & Body Works Facebook page to get a coupon for a free 1.6 oz candle - no purchase necessary!  Choose from Island Colada or Pink Sangria fragrances.  Offer good this weekend only!


Sorry...this giveaway has expired!  Try again next time...

Yesterday a record number of people logged in to Spot My Eye and I just wanted to do something to thank my readers for visiting and sharing this site!  So I've decided to have another GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky winner will receive an envelop full of great HIGH value coupons that I will mail to them.  These coupons include:
$2/1 Wisk laundry detergent
$2.25/1 Finish dishwasher detergent (should be very inexpensive after coupon)
.75/1 Vitamin Water (on sale for $1 quite frequently.  Should be free if your store doubles!)
$5/1 Maalox product (should be free or close to free after coupon)
$2/2 Snuggles Fabric Softner! (this makes it about .70 cents a box at Walmart after coupon)
Plus many, many more!

Here's how to enter this giveaway...

You can have up to 3 entries!!!!

Required entry:

1.  Follow this blog via Blogger or Facebook or let me know that you already do.  Make sure to leave a comment telling me that you "follow" so you get an entry.

Extra entries:

1.  Leave a comment sharing what you like most about Spot My Eye or what you would like to see more of.

2.  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook, on your blog or with a friend and leave a comment telling me that you did.  (I'm totally trusting you here as I obviously can't and don't want to check all of them.)

The giveaway starts today, Friday, 1/28/2011 and closes on Sunday, 1/30/2011 at 7 p.m.  The winner will be selected via and announced on Monday 1/31/2011 here on Spot My Eye!  You will have 48 hours to claim your prize.  The winner can email me so that I can get their information to send them their prize.  If I don't hear from you within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.  The winner must live in the U.S.A.

Good Luck!!!

Dillon's Coin Toss Game

Don't forget...there's 10 more days left to play Dillon's new Coin Toss game that goes along with the Mega Event.  You can play every day.  Last year I did really well at this, but so far I haven't won a thing this year.  Leave a comment and let us know if you win something!  Go HERE to play!

FREE sample Cover Girl natureluxe foundation

Walmart is offering a free sample of Cover Girl natureluxe foundation.  Go HERE to get yours.  Click on the bottom right corner!

.75/1 Red Gold Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chilies

Go HERE to print your coupons!  I know that Red Gold tomatoes are on sale at Price Cutter this week, but not sure if the "green chili's" is included in that sale.  If you find out leave a comment and let us know!

Thanks Printablecouponsanddeals!

Free Hamburger Helper

Go HERE to print a .50/1 Hamburger Helper coupon.  Makes it FREE at Price Cutter this week!  Remember to use your back button and print it twice!

Thanks MoneySavingMom!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Giveaway....Broke a record today!!!

Today a record number of people logged in to visit Spot My Eye!  Thanks again to all of you for following this blog and sharing it with your friends and family.

I have a giveaway in the works to celebrate!  Make sure to hop over here tomorrow and I'll share the details with you!


$1/1 Bar-S coupon (facebook offer)

There's a new $1/1 Bar-S coupon you can score from facebook.  Just go HERE, submit a recipe and you should be able to print a coupon!  This will go great with the Dillon's Mega Event this week...FREE hot dogs!

Thrifty Thursday...Improving our Homes at No Cost

It's Thrifty Thursday again!  Today I'm going to discuss some ways that you can improve your home at no cost to you.

Do you ever just get that anxious feeling sometimes where you feel like your home needs a change?  I especially feel like that during this time of year when we have long, cold, dark days in the winter.  How do you handle your emotions when the "wants" pop up?  I've found that if I just step back, wait, and don't act on those feelings they eventually settle down or go away.

My goal is to be content in my home.  Yes, I want it to look nice, but I don't want my contentment to rest on what I have or don't have in my home.  In other words, my contentment should not be related to things, but should rest in my relationship with Christ.

We can, however, make changes in our home without spending a dime when those feelings creep in!  I've found that if I do these few things, my mind usually gets occupied and I forget all about the "wants" that I experienced just hours before.  In the end I love my home again and it feels new and fresh again.

Below are some ideas that I came up with.  Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below.

1.  Clean.  Yes, you read that right.  Sometimes just taking the time to dust off the shelves, clear off the kitchen counter and mop the floor will spruce up your home more than you think!
2.  Open up the curtains and blinds to let some sunshine in.
3.  Light a candle.
4.  Re-arrange the furniture.
5.  Windex/wash your mirrors and windows.
6.  Trade out some of your existing decorations with some that you're not using right now.
7.  Clean out and organize your pantry.
8.  Clean out the refrigerator.
9.  Launder the curtains to get the dust off.
10.  Wash your bedding.
11.  Make your bed....just like mom always said!
12.  Clean the carpet.
13.  Organize your closet if it's gotten out of hand.
14.  Clean the throw rugs around the house.
15.  Be social.  Inviting friends over isn't just fun, but it forces me to spruce up the place too!

$3 Huggies Diapers coupon

Ex. 2 weeks from print
This is a manufacturer’s coupon found on the Target website. It prints without the Target Logo.  You can use it at any store. 

Free sample Seventh Generation Dishwashing Liquid

Go HERE to request your free sample of 7th Generation Dishwashing liquid while supplies last!

Cellfire: free coupon giveaway today!!! 1/27

Thursday afternoon CELLFIRE is going to have another fun chance to get coupons for money off your total purchase at any Kroger store!
All you need to do is LOGIN TO CELLFIRE sometime between 10am – 2pm pst. to see if you won.   They also just loaded a ton of new coupons so you might want to grab some of those too (a few are great with the current mega event!)

Pet coupons

There are several new pet coupons on  Go HERE to see all 16 coupons available.  Click on "pet products" on the left side bar to pull them up faster!

Groupon: 1/2 off Bath & Body Works

Today only you can get a $20 voucher to Bath & Body Works for just $10, or get a $30 one for $15.  This Groupon deal is available in most cities. If for some reason you do not see it listed under your city, look for a larger city closer to you.  This voucher is good to use online only and it doesn’t cover shipping.
Want to join Groupon?  Go HERE to check it out!  Groupon negotiates HUGE discounts--usually 50%-90% off--with popular business and smaller ones too!

Redbox Promo Code


Anyone up for a movie today?  Get a free movie rental code from any Redbox location, when you use the code MOVIENIGHT at checkout. To use the code you will need to visit your local Redbox location, select “Rent with Promo Code,” enter code, select movie and continue to check out. This code is good for use today 1/27 only.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dillon's and Staples

This morning I was up early.  I had a meeting before 8 a.m. but thankfully it didn't last long.  I dropped child #1 and #2 off at school and child #3 and I headed to Dillon's for the Mega Event.

Here's a picture of what I got.  I didn't get a ton of Mega items, but I did make out good on Manager markdowns (things with the orange and yellow tags on them) since I was there so early.  I was also happy about all the organic items I was able to snag up. It's a good thing I have a deep freeze!  I still have coupons that I'm waiting on to arrive in the mail and after they arrive I'll go get more tomato products.

(click photo to enlarge image)
Retail price was $112.11
I paid $40.21
It should have been about $5 less, but I miscounted my Mega items!  
Lesson learned...always, RECOUNT before ringing up!

After I left Dillon's I swung by Staples to pick up my FREE Coffe-Mate creamer!  I also had $29 in Staples Rewards to use so I grabbed some more ink while I was there.  Child #3 also begged for a candy so I purchased that as well. (Candy not pictured as she was happily eating it while I snapped this shot!)
Retail Price was $ 40.17 not including tax
I paid $ 4.27 tax included

Dillon's Deals 1/26-2/1 MEGA EVENT! :)

There are a TON of items included in this week's Mega Event.  I personally don't think that there are a lot of great prices though...but that's coming from a "couponers" perspective.  Remember that Mega Event's generally run 2 weeks, so if you spot something you want more of get those coupons collected! Also, you need to purchase 10 participating Mega Event items to get the Mega Event price.  They DO NOT all have to be the same can mix and match.  There are NO limits on how many groups of 10 that you can buy.

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Lunchmeat (7-9 oz.) - $2.79*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $3.29 ea -50¢
Note: Keep an eye out for $1.00/2 tearpad coupons
Johnsonville Smoked Brats or Sausage (13.5-16 oz.) - $2.99
Use $0.55/1 coupon from HERE (doubles to $1.00)
Or Use $1.00/2 Johnsonville coupon form the 1/23 SS insert
Or Use $0.35/1 Johnsonville Smoked Turkey Sausage coupon from the 1/2 SS insert (doubles)
Final Cost $1.99-$2.49 ea.
Hebrew National Beef Franks (11-12 oz.) - $2.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.99 ea -50¢
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations (4.9-7 oz.) - $2.19*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.69 ea -50¢
Use $2.00/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Creations Complete Sandwiches & Deli Creations Cracker Combinations coupon from the 1/9 SS insert
Final Cost $1.19 ea.
Hormel Fully Cooked Entrée (17 oz.) - $4.99
Use $0.75/1 Hormel Refrigerated Entree coupon from the 11/14 SS insert (doubles to $1.00, expired 1/24, soe Dillons accept expired coupons up to 14 days after expiration date)
Final Cost $3.99
Kroger Value Russet Potatoes (10 lb. bag) - $2.99
Kraft Singles (16 ct.)- $1.99*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 $2.49 ea -50¢
Use $0.75/1 Kraft 2% or Fat Free singles coupon from the 1/9 SS insert (doubles to $1.00)
Or Use $1.00/1 coupon HERE
Final Cost $0.99
Silk PureAlmond Almondmilk or Pure Coconut (Half Gallon) - $1.99* WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.49 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/1 Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk, Any Half Gallon coupon from the 1/16 SS insert
Or Use $0.75/1 Silk Pure Almond coupon from HERE (doubles to $1.00)
Or Use $0.75/1 Silk Pure Coconut coupon from HERE (doubles to $1.00)
Final Cost $0.99
Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 oz.) - $1.19*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating $1.69 ea -50¢
Use $0.50/2 coupon from HERE (doubles)
Final Cost $0.69 ea.
Horizon Organic Milk (8 oz. single/3 ct.) - $1.99*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.49 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Or Use $0.55/1 Organic Single Serve coupon from HERE (doubles to $1.00)
Final Cost $0.99
Yoplait Yogurt (4-6 oz. single cups) - $0.50
Buy 6, Use $0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt cups from the 1/2 SS GM insert or from HERE(doubles)
Final Cost $0.37 ea.
Izze Sparkling Drinks (4 pk./12 oz. Bottles) - $3.79*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $4.29 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/1 coupon from HERE
Final Cost $2.79
Pepsi Cola products (2 Liter Bottle) - $0.89*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.39 ea -50¢
SoBe Lifewater, Juice or Tea (20 oz.) - $0.79*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.29 ea -50
Turkey Hill Tea (Half Gallon) - $1.25
Use $1.00/2 Turkey Hill Iced Tea, Nature’s Accents, Lemonades, or Fruit Drinks, on 2 Half Gallons coupon for the 11/7 RP insert
Final Cost $0.75 ea.
Tony’s Pizza (12.6-14.3 oz.) - $2.00
Buy 2, Use $1.00/2 coupon from HERE
Final Cost $1.50 ea.
DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen Pizza (11.8-34.2 oz.) - $4.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 $4.99 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/1 California Pizza Kitchen, any coupon from the 12/5 SS insert (expires 1/31)
Final Cost $3.49
Note: Swing by your liquor department the next time you’re at Dillons, mine had a big Coors display across from the register and it had tearpad coupons for $3.00 off two DiGiorno 12″ Pizzas (no beer purchase required).
Healthy Choice or Marie Callender’s Steamers (8.5-11 oz.), Healthy Choice or Marie Callender’s Entrée (6-21 oz.) - $2.00
Use $1.00/1 Marie Callender’s Steamer coupon from HERE & HERE
Or Use B5GO Healthy Choice Frozen Meal coupon from the 1/2 SS insert
Final Cost $1.00-$1.67 ea.
SeaPak Shrimp (9-16 oz.) - $3.99*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $4.49 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/1 SeaPak item, any coupon form the 12/12 SS insert (expires 1/31)
Final Cost $2.99
Kellogg’s Cereal (8.5-20 oz.) - $2.49
Use various coupons from HERE
Final Cost as low as $1.49
Balance Bar (1.76 oz.) - $0.50*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $0.99 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/3 coupon from HERE (Facebook promotion, “Like” them first, then print coupon, you can print it twice)
Final Cost $0.17 ea.
Kettle Brand Potato Chips (5 oz.) - $1.29*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.79 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/2 Kettle Chips 5 oz. or larger HERE
Final Cost $0.79 ea.
Nabisco Crackers (7.5-16 oz.) - $2.19*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.59 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/2 Nabisco Crackers any 6-16.5 oz coupon form the 1/30 SS insert (this coming Sunday’s paper)
Final Cost $1.69
Hunt’s Tomatoes or Sauce (10.7-15.2 oz.) - $0.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items 99¢ ea -50¢
Use $1.00/3 Hunt’s Whole, Diced or Crushed Canned Tomatoes, any coupon from the 1/23 SS insert (some areas got a $0.40/2 coupon)
Or Use $0.45/3 coupon from the 1/9 SS insert (doubles)
Final Cost $0.10-$0.19 ea.
Rotel Tomatoes (10 oz.) - $0.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items 99¢ ea -50¢
Scenario #1:
Use $0.25/1 Rotel Diced Tomatoes, any coupon from the 1/23 SS insert (doubles, some areas got a $0.30/1 q)
Scenario #2:
Buy 4, Or Use $1.00/3 coupon from HERE
And Use B3GO Rotel coupon from All You Magazine, January issue
Final Cost FREE-$0.12 ea.
Hormel Chili (15 oz.) - $0.89*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.39 ea -50¢
Use $0.55/2 HERE (doubles to $1.00)
Final Cost $0.39 ea.
Pace Picante or Salsa (16 oz.) - $1.69*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.19 ea -50¢
Use $0.50/2 Pace Picante Sauce, 16 oz. or larger coupon form the 12/5 SS insert (doubles, expires 1/30)
Final Cost $1.19 ea.
Progresso Soup (18.5-19 oz.) - $0.99*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.49 ea -50¢
Use $1.00/4 Progresso Soups coupon for the 1/16 or 12/5 (expires 1/29) SS GM insert orHERE
And Use $0.50/2 eCoupon from Cellfire or Dillons
Final Cost $0.63 ea.
Velveeta (2 lb.) - $4.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $4.99 ea -50¢
Barilla Pasta (12.16 oz.) - $1.00
If included in the sale, Use $0.55/1 Barilla Plus coupon from the 1/9 SS insert (doubles to $1.00, not all areas received this coupon)
Final Cost FREE
Pasta or Rice a Roni (3.8-6.4 oz.) - $1.00
Buy 4, Use B3GO Pasta Roni, Any (1) Free WYB Rice-A-Roni, Any (3) valid up to $2.00 coupon from the 1/2 RP insert
Final Cost $0.75 ea.
Sara Lee Bread (20 oz., select varieties) - $1.69*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $2.19 ea -50¢
Advil (20-24 ct.) - $3.00*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $3.50 ea -50¢
Use $2.00/1 Advil, 20 cr. or larger coupon from the 12/12 RP insert or from HERE
Final Cost $1.00
Kleenex (75-20 ct.) - $0.99*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $1.49ea -50¢
Use $0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue, three (3) packages or one (1) Bundle Pack coupon form the 1/2 SS insert (doubles)
Or Use $1.00/4 Kleenex Facial Tissue, any coupon from the 12/5 SS insert (expires 1/30)
Or Use $1.00/5 HERE
Final Cost $0.66 ea.-$0.79 ea.
Note: There was also a $1.00/1 coupon in some 1/2 SS inserts, released in very limited areas
Catalina Alert!
Runs 1/24-2/20/11
Buy 5 Kleenex=$1.00 off your next order (oyno)
Buy 6=$1.50 oyno
Buy 7=$2.00 oyno
Kingsford or Match Light Charcoal (6.3-8.3 lb. bag) $4.49*WHEN YOU BUY ANY 10 Participating Items $4.99 ea -50¢
Use $1.50 off any meat purchase wyb Buy Kingsford Charcoal 7.9-8.3lb or MatchLight 6.3-6.7lb (says Save at Safeway, but this is a manufacturer’s coupon that can be redeemed anywhere coupons are accepted)
Final Cost $1.50 off total meat
SoftSoap Liquid Soap $0.88 (Sale runs through 2/11/11)
Use $0.35/1 Softsoap 8oz Liquid Hand Soap coupon from the 1/2 SS insert (doubles)
Final Cost $0.18
Buy $5.00 in participating Glade products & get a Free Music Download.Purchase must be made in a single transaction, music dowload redeemable at hipdigitalstore(dot)com. Offer good through 2/20/11. Participating items: Glade Plugins Scented Oil Refill, Glade 4 oz. Jar Candle, Glade Scented Oil Candle Refill 4 pk. or Glade 9.7 oz. Premium Spray

Thanks Frugal Fritzie for compiling this list!

Price Cutter Deals 1/26-2/1

Here are the best deals I see at Price Cutter this week.  The list is kind of small, but there are a few good things.   If you see anything else let me know and I'll get it posted!

Peter Pan Peanut Butter (13-16.3 oz.) - $1.00 Limit 2
Use $0.50/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter coupon form the 1/2 SS insert (some areas received a $1.00/2 coupon)
Final Cost FREE-$0.50 ea.
Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper (4.3-9.2 oz.) - $1.00
Use $1.00/3 Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper Or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals, Any three coupon form the 1/2 SS GM insert
Final Cost $0.67 ea.
Red Gold Diced Tomatoes (10 oz.) - $0.59
Use $1.00/3 Red Gold Tomatoes, Any 10 Oz. Or Larger Cans coupon form the 10/24 SS insert (expires 1/31)
Final Cost $0.26 ea.
Red Gold Tomatoes (14.5-15 oz.) - $0.79
Use $1.00/3 Red Gold Tomatoes, Any 10 Oz. Or Larger Cans coupon form the 10/24 SS insert (expires 1/31)
Final Cost $0.46 ea.
Starkist Tuna Pouch in Water or Oil (2.6 oz.) - $1.00
Use $0.50/1 StarKist Pouch product, any variety coupon from All You Magazine, February issue (doubles)
Final Cost FREE
Hunt’s Tomatoes (14.5 oz.) - $0.88
Use $0.40/2 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes, 11 oz or larger coupon from the 1/23 SS insert (doubles, some areas got $1.00/3 coupon)
Final Cost $0.48-$0.55 ea.

Best Choice Sugar (4 lb. bag) - $1.00 Limit 2
Cape Cod Potato Chips (8-9 oz.) - $2.00
Use $1.00/2 Cape Cod Potato Chips, 8-9 oz bags coupon from the 1/23 SS insert (some areas got a $1.00/1 coupon)
Final Cost $1.00-$1.50

Pepsi or Dr. Pepper products (2 Liter Bottle) - $1.00
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables (10-16 oz.) - $1.00
Use $0.35/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh variety, any coupon from the 12/12 SS insert (doubles, expires 1/31)
Or Use $0.50/2 Birds Eye (excludes Birds Eye Steamfresh AND Freshlike Varieties) coupon from the 12/12 SS insert (doubles, expires 1/31)
Or Use $1.00/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh varieties, any coupon from the 1/23 SS insert or from HERE
Final Cost $0.30-$0.67 ea.

Birds Eye Vegetable Coupon!

Click HERE to get a $1/3 Bird's Eye frozen veggie coupon.  Click on the "special offers" tab.  Print it twice and remember these are part of the Dillon's Mega Event this week!

Pie Crust Recipes

Last night I was at a jewelry party and somehow a conversation about pie crust recipes came up.  I had such a good time last night visiting with a group of ladies that I didn't even know!  Somehow we all connected really well and it was a great time.  Anyway, my mother-in-law was with me and I promised that I'd put her pie crust recipe on my blog today to share with the ladies that wanted it.

Marilyn's No Roll-out Pie Crust: (she stressed to me that she didn't create this recipe herself, but found it on a bag of flour several years ago!)

1 1/2 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. sugar
6 Tbsp. milk
1/2 C. Veg. oil (can use any oil except olive oil)

Put all of this in a 9" pie plate in the order listed.  Do NOT put in a bowl.  Stir with a fork.  It will be a very oily mix.  Using your hands, smooth the crust around the pie plate bottom and up the sides.  Turn the edges.

For cream pies: fork the bottom and bake @ 350 degrees for 10 min. or until browned.
For Pumpkin or fruit pies:  Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour or until it is done.

You can do a crumb topping on the fruit pies or make a roll out crust for the top!

This is very good and easy!

Rosemary's Pie Crust:

Pie Crust  (for 1 Crust):   I usually use a 9" pie plate for this.

1 C. All purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 C. plus 1 Tbsp. veg. shortening
2 Tbsp. water

Cut in all ingredients using a pastry cutter until it's all crumbly.  Form into a ball and roll out to desired consistency.
Place in desired baking dish, make pretty by form a nice fluted edge.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coupon Clipping Services

Many people have asked me to share where I order my coupons from.  Personally, I have only used one service, but there are a couple others that I hear are good.  I've also learned that they all have different policies, shipping methods, limits, etc.  So be sure to check that out before you order.  My advice would be to order ASAP before the new ad starts to make sure your coupons arrive in time for you to use them.

So what is a coupon clipping service?  It's company that has taken the time to clip all those coupons for you and then you are charged a fee for that convenience  I usually order 10 of each coupon that I order.  I've found that there's usually a couple of coupons every week that I really want more of.  An example recently would be the high value coupons for Finish dishwashing detergent $2.25/1 and Snuggles fabric softener $2/2.  These allow me to get both these products at a VERY low price...especially when paired with sales.  It also allows me to stock up on these products for several months at a time.

Another reason to use a coupon clipping service is that some newspapers don't always have every coupon in them that you want.  Manufacturers often times decide to put higher value coupons in different areas leaving many other areas out of the loop!  Not long ago I wanted the high value $2/1 Wisk coupon and found that one side of my city didn't have it in any of their papers, but the other side of town did!  Instead of driving all over town I decided to pay a low fee and just order multiples of that coupon.  I was glad I did as I was able to get 5 bottles of Wisk for a very low price!

So here are 3 reputable coupon clipping services for you to try.  After trying them out be sure to write and let me know how you like it.  I would love to share with the rest of my readers your responses!

CouponsbyDede (the only one I've used)
The Coupon Clippers

Tuesday's Tip!

Always ask for a raincheck if an advertised special is out of stock. While you are waiting for the product to come back in, look for more coupons for that product or order them online.  

I can't begin to tell you how much money I've saved by doing this!  I love doing this at CVS especially when they are out of a product that is *HOT* that week.  I usually go 1 or 2 weeks later and still get the great bargain!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Click on the “Like” button on the Nesquik Facebook Page and you’ll be able to print a coupon for a free bottle of Nesquik when you purchase another.

Monday's Menu

Hey, Good Lookin' Recipe Box

This week I'm concentrating on using up what's in the stockpile and freezer.

Sausage Links
Scrambled Eggs
Apple slices, grapes
* I did make homemade syrup and LOVED it!  Thanks, Tina D., for the recipe!
"I don't know how you are planning to make your syrup but we use equal parts white sugar, brown sugar and water. Heat until dissolved and add a little maple and vanilla flavorings. My kids love it so much better than store-bought syrup. Of course they really love real maple syrup, but it's not in the budget! Tina D."


Cube Steak
Mashed Potatoes/gravy
Green beans
Homemade biscuits if I have time to get them made.

Potato Soup (I told you last week that we love this so much that we eat it a lot.  Expect to see it quite often around here!)
Homemade bread

Beef Pepper Steak 
Asian noodles
Stir-fry veggies

Mac & Cheese

Leftovers from the week!


.75/1 Wrigley Gum

There is a new $0.75/1 Wrigley’s Extra Gum coupon available. If you have a store that doubles coupons this will probably mean free gum or very inexpensive gum.  You could save it too and wait to see if stores like CVS or Walgreens run a BOGO sale on it.
This coupon is available on the CVS website and it prints with the CVS logo on it.  It is a manufacturer coupon that can be redeemed anywhere.