Have you seen these great coupons printing out at the register! It certainly has me coming in more often to make the most of my purchases. Today I scored free eggs with a $5.00 purchase. Be sure to stop in and see what savings print up for you!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
If you really pay attention to your receipts and where you buy specific items you spend less. I treat my coupons as money. This lineup of coupons on my desk is as good as cash to me. They are what you call catalina coupons. aka those pesky printed papers the cashier hands you with your reciept. This week Martin's and cvs have some good ones!! They are coupons for items we will need and use and best of all I can coupon stack. For example, the cvs coupon is a store coupon good on cookies, chips and crackers. I happen to also have nabisco and pringles coupons that I can use in addition to save even more off of my grand total! With two kids in the house we go through snacks like crazy so these are as good as cash in my wallet. :-)
Monday, November 4, 2013
Today I decided to take a look at Save A Lot. They can have some great pop up sales with more than 50% off the price you may find at Martins and Walmart. Today I found Perdue turkey sausage for ONLY $1.00!!!!!! I was so surprised by the price I actually watched as the cashier rang it up just to be sure!
Not only that but they had apples for only $1.43 per bag! Yay
These prices are so good!! I really need to shop at Save A Lot more often:-) You should too!
Tonights Dinner: Turkey sausage and spaghetti.....apple crisp
Friday, October 25, 2013
I you are in need of cereal, head to Walmart and right infront of the women's clothing you will find Spooners cereal for $.50 cents a bag!!! Super great price. I could'nt pass up!! I bought four bags!!
Also do not forget to browse their clearance room in the front of the store. I was able to score some super cute hair accessories for my daughter that I will be using as stocking stuffers!!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Sometimes couponing can be a scavenger hunt. You never know where one will pop up! I bought this Smart Balance butter for only $1.00 at Martin's yesterday and when I opened it up I found a buck! Yes I know it clearly show $.50 , but at Martins it doubles to a buck and right now Smart Balance is only $2.00! Be sure to keep a look out for those hidden dollars ;-)
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I used about $15 in coupons and made sure to buy the cheapest version of the items I needed. The meals I had planned include:
1.Homemade pizza. I have a left over frozen dough ball in freezer from a previous week and only had to buy Great Value Brand Sauce for $1.00 and Cheese for under $3.00
2. Spaghetti. (I had noodles stocked up from Target's Market Pantry Pasta Sale I bought weeks prior for 3/$2. I only had to buy a jar of Ragu.
3. Chicken Patty & Tater Tots. I already had a few frozen Chicken Patties, I bought a bag of Tater Tots for $2.00 and a Pack of Schmidt's Potato Rolls.
4. Creole Pork Chops. I already had the rice, but I had to buy Worcestershire sauce for under $2, 4 Thick Pork Chops for around $5 and a Can of Tomato Sauce for less than $1.00.
5. & 6 Beef Vegetable Soup. I needed about 5 different canned veggies, bag of carrots, Potatoes, Celery, Beef Broth, Beef Cubes - Let's Just say this took up a bigger part of my budget with all that goes into making it but the good news is that it makes so much that we can have it for dinner two nights in a row AND Freeze some for the next week to have for dinner as well!
7. Hot Dogs & Macaroni & Cheese, I bought Macaroni & Cheese for less than $1.00 and already had the Hot dogs in the freezer from a previous week. (SEE how the freezer can really SAVE you money!)
The rest of my bill was for lunches where I bought deli meat, salad, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese, rolls, Fruit, bread and some juice, water and soda.
I will say I didn't buy much of anything I wasn't certain I would use. And I kept it minimal with the snacks for the kids. They don't need too many choices at once anyway!
Keeping my fingers crossed I can do as good or better shopping for groceries next week : )
Thursday, August 29, 2013
So I have decided to take part in a Grocery Challenge. Maybe this will only last a week or two but I'm ready to give it a try. I have read on many money saving sites that there are a lot of households attempting this challenge and I am super motivated to find a smaller food budget that will work for my family of four. I will post my shopping trips on here and let you know how I do, if I go over or under budget, how many coupons I've used or left out and where I have purchased my items.
This is going to include a lot of planning on my part for sure, and discipline!! Sometimes your favorite picks are not always on sale! Also I will have to make an effort to distinguish what it is that we absolutely need now. For example a gallon of milk versus say a box of cookies when we already have other snacks at home to choose from.
I will also have to plan meals more efficiently and choose recipes that do not include several ingredients. Hopefully this will get easier as I go! Will you be attempting to Challenge your grocery budget?
Here are some ways I plan on making it easier to stick to a tight budget:
1. Shopping at Aldi and Save A Lot
2. Sticking to store brand when they are available
3. Using coupons
4. Paying extra attention to store ads and double coupons at Martins
5. Taking my $50 (in cash) with me so that I do not go over budget!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Every so often you must take your car in for an oil change. This weekend my husband's car was due and before he walked out the door I handed him this coupon for $5.00 off your oil change. Every little bit helps : ) This coupon comes directly from the jiffy lube site and our local Waynesboro Jiffy Lube has accepted them every time!!
So the next time your car is due for an oil change, be sure to print this coupon out and bring it with you to save!!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Im always looking for a way to save and my family and I love baked goods, donuts, rolls etc. There is rarely a sale or coupon on these goodies but you can absolutely find them on the "mark down" rack. These rolls I have in the pictures were found on the clearance rack in Walmart. You may think they are probably no good since they are usually being sold on their sell by date. You also may not see your family eating them right away. This is not a problem if you pop them in the freezer and take them out as you need. A few seconds in the microwave or an hour on the counter and they are perfect!
My experience has always been a good one as long as of course you check for mold before you purchase and don't leave them in the freezer for over a month or so.
This same strategy can be of use for leftovers. For example I made a french dip in my crock pot yesterday and we were only able to finish half of it. Well no one really wanted to eat them for leftovers right away so I found a plastic container and put it in the freezer for next week!! This not only saves me money but the time to think of and cook up another meal next week. I hope you will try these ideas too and save you and your family time AND Money!!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As always, clearance comes in the waves of the seasons and this years summer clearance at our Chambersburg Target is just as expected! First my Mom and I hit the toy section. It seems that every July Target puts a load of toys on clearance! I don't mean just an isle, I mean throughout each isle of the toys! Not EVERY toy is on clearance but there are A LOT in each isle and I was able to scarf up some toys for upcoming birthdays and even Christmas!! I know that sounds crazy, but if you don't have to pay full price for an item it's waay worth it! (And also less stressful come Christmas time.)
The Outdoor section had up to 70% off as well. I was able to grab an outdoor umbrella for only $21.00, That was regularly $70.00!! They also had outdoor seating, cushions and garden supplies on sale as well. I have had my eye on the kids outdoor chairs, waiting for their markdown, but they are still full price. I think I may go back periodically to check and see if they are ever marked down : )
Also, the grocery section periodically puts items on clearance, especially in the endcaps that face the drink/water wall shelves. In this area I found cookie mix on sale for only .98 cents! LOVE IT!
If you have never bought food on clearance you may wonder about the expiration and think that it must be bad, but my experience is that none of them are usually ever expired or even close the their expiration date. But of course always be safe and check it out before purchasing!!
Until Next time.....
Good Luck on YOUR next Clearance Extravaganza!!
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
If you are looking for a few deals to pick up when shopping at Martin's this week, be sure to print these coupons and save!
Perdue Short Cuts 3/$10
Use: $1/1 Perdue Short Cuts
Fruttare Fruit Bars 2/$7
Use: $1/1 Fruttare Fruit Bars
Use: $1/2 Scotties
Pay: .50 cents each for two
Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat 3/$10
Use: $1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat
Pay: $2.83 each when you buy two!
Thursday, June 13, 2013
We all scream for ice cream in the summertime, especially the kiddos! Burger King is offering the same ice cream deal they did last summer, a 50cent cone!! You would think that it would be small, but the first time I ordered one for my kids they really heaped on the ice cream! For this I am thankful because you get more for your money, but it's not the best scene in the back seat with a 4 year old full of melted ice cream. So this time I politely asked if they would make them a bit on the smaller side and they did.
For only .50 cents I had two very happy little kids! So the next time you need a refreshing treat and you only have a few quarters to spare, head over to BK and get some ice cream, and if it isn't raining let the kids play in the outdoor play zone. Even more free fun : )
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
So check your coupon stash (or ask your mom,lol) and Run to Dunkin to save on some yummy coffee!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Keep in mind this is a 38 oz bottle with a regular price of $2.29!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Have you seen the Buger King coupon booklets? These are awesome!! Sometimes they come in the mail tucked in a redplum flyer and sometimes tucked in the ads of your Sunday Paper. Be sure to snag them and pop them in your purse or glove box of your car. That way when you are out and hungry you wont over spend on take out!
The coupon I used today was the $3.00 for ten nuggets and a large fry. I brought a juice box from the house for my son and I had my Free Turkey Hill soda from earlier!
This made for a super cheap lunch to take a break from our usual home lunch.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Every year I look for a pair of "crock" like shoes for my kids. They are great for kids summer play outside, at the pool beach or anywhere. I found a pair for my son at Walmart a few months back on clearance for only $5.00. Next I had to find a pair for my daughter. Between Target, Payless, Marshalls etc. the average price range seemed to be between $12-$15.00. This isn't a bad price, but I wanted to see if I could do as good as my son's clearance "crocks".
A couple of Sunday's ago I was looking through the ads as I usually do and found the Five Below ad that showed that they sell Crocks for $5.00! Yay!! So off I went and picked up a good price on a great sandal. They fit her perfect. I was looking for pink but they were all out of her size so we went with the purple. : ) If you are looking for a deal on sandals, be sure to make a stop at Five Below!!
Have Fun Shopping!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The other day as I was about to throw away this cute plastic container, I realized that it could be reusable. I first thought of my daughter's school lunches. Sometimes to save on sandwich or snack bags I will find a small plastic ziploc container to put snacks or sandwiches in. This sized butter container would be a perfect snack container and help me save on buying too many baggies for lunches. I first saved money on the butter itself with a coupon that enabled me to purchase it for only $1.00, and now it's still passing along the savings. Take a second look at some of the containers you buy, they may save you time and money again later on!!
Have fun Shopping!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some examples, also shown in pictures.
-Three shirts from Target originally $8.00ea. Now $2.40ea.
-Shoes from Walmart originally $12.00 Now $5.00
- Two pairs of jeans from Walmart originally $9.97ea. Now $5.00ea.
I spent a total of $22.20 + Tax for all of this with a total savings of $33.74!!! Had I bought them at full price I would have spent $55.94+ tax. That is a HUGE savings that I am VERY proud of.
One thing you have to keep in mind when shopping for kids clothes like this, is what size you estimate your child will be the upcoming season. Infants can be harder to judge, sometimes they can jump a size, so in that case you may want to buy more than one size and than yard sale the one you don't use. OR just buy a bit bigger for sure, cause in my experience it doesn't hurt for their clothes to be a bit bigger than necessary.
You may think, why go through the trouble of clearance browsing? Why not just go to Goodwill, thrift stores OR consignment shops. Well Ill tell you this, go and shop there and you will see that you may be able to find a shirt for $3.00 to wear today, but when you get use to finding a BRAND NEW shirt for LESS! You will continue to scan the clearance racks every season!
Also I did find flip flops on clearance for $1.97 at our local Target just a few weeks ago, that my daughter is wearing now. They must have been last summers leftovers but she gets to wear them now. Score!
Have fun shopping!
Friday, April 26, 2013
P.S. You can print up to two of these coupons, after you print the first one go back and select and print it again. If your family goes through food like mine you'll want to get this deal more than once. And sometimes I even hold onto the second coupon, in case another store has a "pop up sale" later on that is even better than the first sale found.
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Do you have your Turkey Hill Key Tags! Their soft drinks are Buy 7 Get one FREE! Not only is that a great deal but these 32oz. sodas are only .99cents ea. and with tax that comes to a whole $1.05. So it may end up close to the same deal as Mcdonalds any size fountain drink deal for $1.00 that usually runs this time of year, but, you will not get your 8th one FREE. Just a quick savings thought : )
Do you run on Dunkin? I know I do! Lol Right now you can grab a great deal on Dunkin Donuts coffee at Dollar General!! It is priced at $7.25 and when you use the $1/1 Dollar General Dunkin Coupon that you can print from coupons.com -----------------------------> coupon tab to the right of the page, you will only pay $6.25! Great Price for Dunkin Coffee! : )
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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