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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 5/25/11

Lots of great deals this week!! Heres a scan of my favorites:

1day sale Thursday May 26.2011
Coke 2 liters $.69
Van Camps Pork and beans $.39
Johnsonville Italian Sausage or Brats $2.98 (also $.55 off coupon from paper)
Wonder Hamburger/Hot dog buns $.88
Midwest Country Fare ice cream 4quart pail $2.99

Oscar Mayer hot dogs $.99 ($1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Watermelon $2.88

buy any 10 save $5
Kraft Mayo $2.49 (also $1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Oscar Mayer deli meat $2.99 ($1 off 2 coupon from paper)
Kraft Dressing $1.49 ($1 off 2 from paper)
Ritz crackers $1.99 ($1 off coupon from paper)
Kraft natural cheese $1.99
Capri Sun $1.99

Lawry's marinade 5/$5 ($.50 off )
Sargento cheese slices $2.76 ($.50/2)
Sargento Shredded cheese $2.56 ($.55 off)
Baby Rays BBQ $.88($1 off)
Pepsi 4 for $8.96
Weber grilling sprices 5/$5 ($1 off coupon)
Lays Chips $1.75

Friday, May 6, 2011

CVS shopping trip 5/6/11

     I haven't been coupon shopping much lately. I think I'm kind of burnt out. I'm also stocked up on everything. (But food of course, can you ever really be too stocked up on food?)
     There were a few things this week that I wanted to get at CVS and I had some Care bucks that were expiring on the 12th. I wanted to do the Pepsico products, buy $15 of selected products get back $5. In this last paper there were some great coupons to go with this. If you didn't get the bigger town paper such as the Chicago Tribune or Des Moine Register you didn't get this insert.
     I purchased 1 bag of Tostito chips $2.99, 1 Tostito dip $2.99, 1 Pepsi(was suppose to be Pepsi Max but they didn't have it and he let me substitute.) 2- 4 packs of starbucks Frappuccino $10. I used $1 off Tostito, buy 1 tostito and dip get Pepsi Max free, $2 off Starbucks Frappuccino. After you figure in the $5 Carebucks and the coupons I used, it was $7.98(12.98 if you don't count the $5 Carebucks) for all of these items. I had $11.73 in Carebucks from previous shopping trips I used to pay.
     Then I took my $5 Carebucks I got from this transaction and purchased the Pantene Detangler 2/$6.97 and the Colgate Maxfresh $2.77. I used $.75 off Colgate coupon and $3 off 2 pantene coupon. My total after coupons should have been $5.99 and I used the $5 Carebucks. I love going to the store with just a few bucks cash and leaving with all this stuff. Now I have $3.77 to use on my next trip.
     So my total out of pocket was $1.95. Now that's with my 11.73 previous Carebucks. Is this too confusing? I just wanted to share (:

FRIDAY GIVEAWAY! from Stonyfield Yogurt

I LOVE Stonyfield Yogurt!!!  Just to give you an idea what is in your typical yogurt:

Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Low Fat Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Modified Corn Starch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Nonfat Milk, Kosher Gelatin, Citric Acid, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Pectin, Colored with Carmine, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.

Where as Stonyfield has

100% natural flavors and no artificial flavors or sweeteners

One of the nutritional benefits of their yogurt is probiotics - they have 6 different live active cultures in their yogurt!  Find out more about their great yogurt here:

To enter this giveaway
Go to their Facebook page: and comment on why you like their yogurt or why you think organic is important; then comment here with your email so that we can contact the winner! You have until Sunday Midnight to enter.


Read more about it at,166,157186-251193,00.html
Content Copyright © 2011 - All rights reserved.

2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. yogurt

2 c. flour, sifted

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

Nut mixture (see below)

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Alternately add sifted dry ingredients and yogurt, 1/3 at a time. Beat until smooth. Spread half of batter in greased and floured 9 x 12 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle half of nut mixture over batter. Pour remaining half of batter and top with remaining nut mixture.


1 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. sugar

1 c. walnuts, chopped

Mix all ingredients, use as directed in step 3 above. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. Serves 12.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grocery Ad sweep 5/4/11

These are the things I saw in the ad for today:

Lots of 10 for $1 items
KC masterpiece BBQ sauce ($.50 off coupon from paper exp 5/15) making it $.50

80% ground beef in 10lb tubes $1.99/lb
Pepsi 4/$10 with coupon found in store or paper
Dole Lettuce $.73
Pink Lady apples $.73
Sweet corn on the cob 3/$1

Fruity Pebbles $1.68
coupon in ad for free salsa when you buy 2 tostitos or sunchips (pair that with the the $1 off Tostito and free Pepsi max when you buy tostito) Its $4 for salsa, 2 bags of tostitos, 2 liter of Pepsi Max.
Eggs $.99 (they havent been this price forever!)
Tidy Cats 20lb bag $3.38 (use $1 off tidy cat coupon in this last sunday paper)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Follow me Tuesday 5/3/11

Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Consignments shops are great places to look for things. However sometimes when paired with a sale and a coupon its actually cheaper to buy it new at a store. Lots of stores offer coupons. JCPenny, Younkers, Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond almost always have coupons. Sometimes you will find online codes or coupons for other stores such as: Gap, Lane Bryant, New York and Company, Victoria Secret, etc.

JCPenny shopping
$10 off $25 purchase comes out often
$10 off $10 purchase sometimes comes in the mail

I just went to Ulta for the first time and LOVED it!  You can use Manufacturer coupons for all your beauty products (for which I had lots) and also thier store coupons!  I was able to find a store coupon on an app for my phone and often you can pull up coupons on your phone from the web that can be scanned at the store! 
At this shop I had $18 in products and spent $6.60 after tax that's just over $1.50 an item!

Also a lot of stores now have txt coupons - if you have unlimited txting sign up for ALL OF THEM!
Hy Vee, Checkers, Target, Old Navy, Chick-Fil-a - just to name a few!
They will not only notify you of upcoming deals but occasionally you get a coupon for the text recievers ONLY "show this txt..." LOVE THAT!

What are some ways you save money on buying clothes? Especially unplanned purchases?