Thursday, December 16, 2010

12 hour giveaway @ MyLitter!!!

Tiffany over @ Mylitter is hosting a giveaway!!

Go HERE to enter a giveaway!!!

Giveaway includes:

The winner will receive a Lawry’s “Get Grilling Kit” that includes Both of the new Lawry’s marinades – Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato and Szechuan Sweet & Sour BBQ – a set of skewers and a marinating dish.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cellfire Cyber Monday - Possibly Win $5

Login to your Cellfire Account between 2pm and 5pm Central Time today to see if you've won a free $5 Credit courtesy of Cellfire! This is only available to Kroger Store Card holders. If you don't have a Cellfire Account, sign up now - All you need is a Kroger Card and a Cell Phone number.

Let me know if you win anything!! :o)

Thanks Bethany!!

Yves Rocher: Free Shipping + 10$ off + 4 FREE Items + 40% Cash Back!

I ordered $43 worth of products. You get FREE shipping if you order over $35 in products. I also used this code: FWT1030 to get an extra $10 off. Also you will receive 40% back from EBATES!!!

My total came to $33 after all the discounts, I purchased 4 gifts and got 4 free things added to my bag automatically. I got a watch and ring set, free samples, shawl (must add at least $40 to get the shawl, and 5 gift bags. And I will get back $13.2o from EBATES!!

Here's what you do!!

1. Go HERE to sign up for Ebates. If you are a new member you will get a $5 bonus added to your account.

Search for Yves Rocher.

2. Now go shopping and put more then $40 in your cart.

3. Use coupon code FWT1030 for $10 off.

4. Wait for your Ebates check!

Thanks, My Litter!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Old Navy 30% off any item

Old Navy has just released a coupon good for 30% off any item. Excludes performance fleece tops. This coupon is valid 11/28- 12/4!!!

Click on the coupon to go to a printable link!!!

This could score you some fabulous priced Christmas gifts!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Eating Choc Chip Cookies!!! :o)

Yes I have been VERY lazy this week. I will wrap my week up for you!!! :o)

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

I did very minimal shopping this week... only purchased a 16lb of cat food from Petsmart for $6.65... refer to this post HERE to get the deal.

Grabbed some Diet Dr. Pepper from Kroger and some Pillsbury cookies. I spent $7.92 there. I went to another Kroger in town to grab some more Diet Dr. P but they were out so I grabbed a raincheck. Always... Always get a raincheck if something you really want is out of stock. Rainchecks at Kroger expire 30 days from the day issued.

I've worked my booty off this week. Had tons of clients needing Manicures & Pedicures this week.

Went to my hubby's family for Thanksgiving... ate A LOT of food!!! :o) Will be having another Thanksgiving at my cousin's house tomorrow.

Did some Black Friday shopping ONLINE last night. I wasn't even about to get out in the cold rain!!! I grabbed a digital photo frame for my hubby from, and this morning ordered my hubby 2 computer monitors. Yes... he has to have 2... they are side by side... he's a huge techy!!! lol Also ordered some Lego Duplo's from Walmart for $15 each. I'm officially done with my son's stuff... I bought him WAYYYY too much stuff!!!

Worked all day today... got home... attempted to put our BRAND NEW Christmas tree up... Yeah the top lights didn't work. So I have to return that to Bed Bath & Beyond tomorrow. I'm going to go to Walmart and get a replacement tree.

So that brings us to this moment!!! I think I will look at some Walgreens scenarios for tomorrow!!! I'm not sure anything will be left but I'm always last minute about most of the things I do!!! lol

Friday, November 19, 2010

Elder-Beerman Coupons: 20% off & $10 off $25 Purchase

Go HERE to get a coupon for 20% off sale price apparel or fine jewelry item

or extra 15%off a sale price accessory, footwear, intimate apparel, maternity, ladies’ or men’s outerwear or suit, men’s tailored clothing, home store or luggage item

or extra 10%off a sale price toy, small electrics or health & wellness item

Also there is a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $25 or more. This could make for some inexpensive Christmas gifts!!!

Coupons expire TOMORROW!!!

Petsmart: $5 off ANY Purina Brand Pet Items

Look for Specially marked packages of Purina cat food for a $5 Gift Coupon.

I bought the Purina Friskie's Brand and spent $10.99 and recieved a $5 coupon on any Purina Brand Pet Items. This coupon is found inside the bag of cat food.

I plan to buy another big bag of cat food and use my $5 Coupon making each bag only $5.99!!! What a steal!!! This coupon expires 2/28/11!!!

You can only find this deal and redeem the coupon at Petsmart!!!

Super Savings Saturday saved 77%

I didn't do too much shopping this week. I've been super tired from the time change. I hate that it's dark when I get off work at 5. I grabbed my FREE newspapers from Wags this week. I used $8 in RR to pay for them.

Spent: $0
Saved: $8 or 100%

Also... for some reason I like to wait until the very last day of sales to grab my items. I had 2 LONG weeks to go shopping at the last Kroger Mega Event... but of course... I wait til the last day to go shopping. I won't go into details since these deals are no longer valid.

Spent: $36.62
Saved: $90.49 or 71%
Also earned $5 in Catalina's!!! Woohoo!!! :o)

Total Saved for the week 77%

How did you do for the week?? Link up below!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 81%

Kroger: Here, Here, & Here
Spent: $33.71
Saved: $119.56 or 78%

Walgreens: Here, Here, & Here
Spent: $12.81
Saved: $47.12 or 79%
RR Left: $16----- $3.19 MM!!! Woohoo!!!

Spent: $0.90
Saved:$34.25 or 97%
ECB Left: $13.50

Total Spent: $47.42
Total Saved: $200.93 or 81%

How did you do this week??!!?!? Link up below!!! :o) Thanks!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

11/2 & 11/3 Wags $6 moneymaker

I went to wags 2 diff days and did the same exact transaction both times.

Trans #1:
(2) Sinex $10
used (2) $4 Sinex from the PG insert
total: $2.10
saved: $13.98
Earned: $5 RR----- $3MM!!! :o) WooHoo!!!

Trans #2:

Spent: $4.20
Saved: $27.96
RR Earned: $10

11/2 Kroger Shopping saved 78%

I'm not going to go into details with this one. It's all stuff I've pretty much bought throughout the past week. Also these sale prices are no longer valid.

I did 2 trips to two different Krogers.

Total Spent: $15.98
Saved: $57.93 or 78%

Monday, November 1, 2010

11/1 Kroger saved 85%

Tomorrow is the last day for the Mega Frozen Event. I ordered 20 coupons for the steamers and 20 coupons for the Kid Cuisine. I still have 10 of each left!!!! My Kroger only doubles up to 8 like coupons per trip. I will make my last 2 trips tomorrow and stock up on some more of each. My freezer is pretty full so I will have to figure out where to stash 20 more of these!!

I bought:
8 Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers $14.24
2 Kid Cuisine Meals $2.78

8 $.50/1 Steamer Q's -$8
2 $.50/1 Kid Cuisine Q's -$2
$3 catalina from McCormick Grinders

Total: $4.02
Saved: $23.88 or 85%

11/1 Wags: Zarbee's Cough Syrup $3MM

I went in to look for some of the Sinex but the store was out so I grabbed some Zarbee's cough syrup. Is this not the most adorable bee ever???

Zarbee's Cough Syrup $5.99
used $3 coupon

Spent: $3.35
Saved: $5.00
Earned $6RR

On Sunday I will be buying 4 newspapers which cost $6. So I was able to buy cough syrup for $3 and earned a $6RR that I can turn around and use for my newspapers!!! I just love money makers at wags!!! :o)

11/1 CVS paid $.90!!!! Saved 97%

I had $13 in ECB's that were going to expire the 4th of this month. There was nothing I really needed/wanted so I worked out a plan to roll as many of my $13 ecb's as possible.

I got my CVS match-ups from Southern Savers.

Here is what I bought:

Schick Hydro Razor $8.99
used $4 Q
Earned $4 ecb
total: $.99

Secret Trial Size Deo $1.49
Olay Body Wash $7
used $5 off Olay wyb Secret Deo
Earned $3 ECB
Total: $.49 for body wash and deo

(2) Oral B Power Toothbrushes $9.98
used (2) $3 off from 10/31 PG -$6
Earned $4 ECB
Total: Free

Used $13 ECB adjusted down to $12.46

Total: $.90
Saved: $34.25 or 97%
Earned $11 in ECB's

10/31 Wags saved 73% - Free Newspapers!!!

Trans #1:

Zarbee's Cough Syrup $5.99
used $3 printable
$2.99 and earned $6 RR = $3 MM

8 Snickers $7.12
used in ad coupon making them 49 each took off $3.20
used 4 B1G1 Q's took off $1.96
$1.96 for 8 or $.24 each

Total: $5.26
Saved: $8.16 or 61%
earned $6 RR

Trans #2

(4) Newspapers $6.00

used $6 RR

Total: $0
Saved: $6 or 100%

Total on both: $5.26
Saved: $14.16 or 73%

10/30 Kroger Shopping Saved 73%

8 Diet Dr. Pepper 2liters $7.04
$.88 each

3 McCormick Grinders $4.00
Used $3 catalina & earned $3 catalina
$.75 for 3

2 Dawn Dish Soap $2.00
used (2) $.50 Q doubled to $1 each
FREE for 2

8 Kid Cuisine Meals $11.12
Used 8 $.50 Q's doubled to $1 each
$3.12 or $.39 each

2 Cafe Steamers $3.56
used (2) $.50 Q's doubled to $1
$1.56 for 2 or $.78 each

Spent: $13.71
Saved: $37.70 or 73%

I also have a $3 catalina left!!! :o)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 82%

I did 3 shops this week. I have plans to do more shops at Kroger but I will add those to nexts weeks totals.

Kroger: Here & Here
Spent: $18.11
Saved: $90.16
$3 in catalina's left

Wags: Here
Spent: $10.86
Saved: $39.67

Total Spent: $28.97
Total Saved: $129.83 or 82%

Thanks to Bethany, Frugal Invitation, and Southern Savers for the matchups for these shops.

How did you do this week??? Please link up below! Also I love comments!!! :o)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags for toddlers & Daycare Teachers

My son is having a fall party tomorrow at his daycare so I decided to make some treat bags for his friends and all of the teachers. I decided to just run to walmart and grab all my supplies. I stopped by CVS first but they didn't have much halloween stuff left.

For his teachers I grabbed 4 bags of candy. I got the teachers Hershey's, Starburst, Lifesaver gummy's, and Reeses. Had to have a balance of chocolate and fruity candy!! :o) I also added in a Chex mix Golden Graham bar. I bought like 10 boxes of those a few mega events ago.

For the children I decided to go with a juice box, fruit snack, and lil can of playdough. I wanted to give them a healthier option!!! :o)

I also wanted to add a little personal touch by tying the bags with orange & black metallic ribbon. I printed off these adorable gift tag labels and wrote the teachers name along with Keaton's name. For the toddler bags I just wrote "Happy Halloween". You can print the tags off here.

Supplies Purchased:
(2) Gift Bags $3.00 ($.10 per bag)
Curling Ribbon $3.00
Candy $7.00 (9 bags worth $.78 each)
Playdough $4 (20 cans total $.20 each)

Supplies on Hand:
Gift Tags (free)
Juice Boxes (from stockpile $.13 per juice box )
Fruit Snacks (from stockpile maybe $.05 per pack)
Golden Graham Bars (from stockpile $.08 per bar)

Cost of Teacher Bags:
$.96 each x 9= $8.64

Cost of Toddler Bags:
$.48 each x 10 = $4.80

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10/27 Kroger saved 91%

(2) Quilted Northern $3.98
used (2) $.50 coupons doubled to $1 each = $2
$1.98 for 2 or $.99 each

(3) McCormick Sea Salt Grinders $3.75
received $3 catalina for buying 3
used previous catalina to pay for these also
$.75 for 3 or $.25 each

Buy 4 save $6:

3 Cinnamon Toast Crunch $4.47
used (3) $.55 from here & here doubled to $1.10 each
(2) $.55 ecoupons $1.10
$0.07 for 3 boxes of cereal!!!!!!

1 Apple Cinnamon Cheerios $2.09
used $.75 coupon from here
she must have scanned it 2 times bc there is another $.75 coupon showing
also used $.75 ecoupon
Free + $.16 overage
(It should have cost me $.59)

Total: $2.64
Saved: $26.79 or 91%

Almost Wordless Wednesday

Sorry the pic is kind of blurry! It was taken through my back patio door. I was so excited when I saw Mr. Skunk on my back porch!!!

This is the closest I have ever been to a skunk so I just had to take a pic!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Free Sample of Dove Deodorant.

Go HERE to grab a free sample of Dove. You do not need to be a costco member to receive this.

Yankee Candle $1 Tarts & Votives

I just got an e-mail from Yankee Candle stating that the tarts & votives are on sale for $1 each!!!

Go Here to see all the candles!! Offer ends Nov. 9th. Can be used in store or online with code WTS010H1. Go HERE to print a coupon for in store.

10/26 Kroger Shopping saved 80%

This was a great week for a few freebies and super cheap frozen items!!!

Kroger #1:

4 Totino's Pizza Rolls $4
used (2) .40/2 doubled to .80= $1.60
.40 ecoupon from shortcuts= $.40
$2 for 4 or .50 each

6 Totino's Pizzas = $6
used (2) .50/3 doubles to $1 = $2
$1 ecoupon from shortcuts 4 $1
$3 for 6 or .50 each

3 Dawn Dish Soap $3
used (3) .50/1 from 9/26PG doubled = $3

Bananas $1.29

Cottonelle Moist Wipes $2.49
$2 Catalina from last week

3 McCormick Grinders $3.75
Recieved $3 catalina for buying 3
$.75 for 3 after catalina

Mega Event Items

4 Hungry Man $7.12
used (4) $2 printables = $8
FREE + .88 in overage

4 Healthy Choice Steamer Entree $5.56
used (4) $1 printables = $4
$1.56 for 4 or .39 each

2 TGIF quesidillas $4.98
used 1 $1.50/2 from 9/26SS = $1.50
$3.48 for 2 or $1.74 each

Total Spent: $14.72
Total Saved: $49.59 or 77%

Kroger #2:

(4) Bumble Bee Tuna $3.96
used (4) .55/1 doubled up to .99

3 McCormick Grinders $3.75
earned $3 catalina
$.75 for 3 after catalina

Used $3 Catalina from previous store

Total Spent: $.75
Total Saved: $13.78 or 94%

Still have a $3 Catalina left from McCormick Grinders

Also got a big wow from the cashier on the second transaction!!! :o)

Total Spent on Both: $15.47
Saved: 63.37 or 80%

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Re-selling Toys, clothes, and more!!!

Every Spring/Summer & Fall/Winter my area has a sale called Kidsignment, and Clothes of Many Closets. These are consignment type sales where you tag all of your stuff yourself and set your own prices. You then take your items to the sale that typically lasts for 2 weeks. At the end of the 2 week sale you go back and pick up your stuff. They keep 30% of the sales and you get 70%!!! This is one of the easiest ways to re-sell kid items.

The photo above is just a few of my sons toys that I took to the sale. Some of them even sold before I made it there. I also posted all of the items I had for sale on my facebook page, and on craigslist. Just alone by advertising items on my facebook I made $87. Other item's I took to the sale include: all of my fall/winter clothes, my son's clothes, highchairs, baby gates, and more.

I will update everyone when I pick my items up to see how much I made. It's a great way for me to re-sell items and take the money and purchase new things for my son!!! :o) I also like to go to the sales myself and look at toys to buy.

Do you have any of these types of sales in your area, or do you have any advice on how you re-sell stuff? I would love to hear in the comments!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

10/23 Wags Trip Candles for $0.31 each!!!

After running across this post from Frugal Invitation... I just had to take advantage of the candle deal. And since my favorite cashier was working this morning, and my 10am client canceled on me this morn I just had to run out and get this deal!!!

Here's how the candle deal worked:
I bought 8 Glade candles= $24
used 4 B1G1 coupons took off $12
Used $1.50/2 coupon from here (it only let me print one)
Used $2/2 coupon from wags oct booklet took off $8

Total spent on 8 candles = $2.50 or $0.31 each!!!!

I will use a few as gifts for my son's daycare teachers!!!

I also bought 2 tylenol cold products... you will notice that the daytime one is open... :o) I have the sniffles and sinus stuff so we needed this.

(2) Tylenol Cold Products $13.24
They were on sale B1G1 50% off.
Used (2) $2 off coupons
Used $1/1 coupon from wags oct booklet took off $2

Total Spent: $7.23 or $3.61 each

Still kinda high in price... but I got both bottles cheaper than the price of 1!!! And it will get lots of use!!! :o)

Total Spent at Wags $10.86
Saved: $39.67 or 79%

Friday, October 22, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 71%

(Click on the photo to enlarge)

I did 4 different shopping trips this week!!!

Kroger: Details HERE & HERE
Spent: $51.26
Saved: $97.13 or 66%

Walgreens: HERE
Spent: $1.02
Saved: $56.94 or 98%

Save-A-Lot: HERE
Spent: $11.82

Total Spent: $64.10
Total Saved: $154.07 or 71%

How did you do this week??? Please link up below!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10/20 Save A Lot Shopping $11.82

I was driving home from work and really wanted a baked potato!!! But I didn't have potatoes, bacon bits, or sour cream. So I decided to head to Save A Lot.

If you want a quick and easy place to go and not have to full with coupons this is a great place to go. I don't shop there very often but I knew I could prob get most items I needed for cheap.

5lb Potatoes $2.49
Ripe Bananas $0.51 x 2 = $1.02 ( I will use these for ban bread)
Yogurt $0.55 x 2= $1.10 (my toddler wanted it)
Chicken Broth $0.59 x 2= $1.18 (for chicken pot pie)
Pie Crust $1.99 (for chicken pot pie)
Onion Soup Mix $0.79 (got it to try in a recipe)
Onion $0.86
Sour Cream $0.99 (could of prob gotten a better deal with a coupon... but it's ok!!)
McCormick Bacon Bits $1.29

Total Spent: 11.71

All in all very happy with my total. With all the things I bought I will be able to make a few loaves of banana bread, chicken pot pie, and several baked potatoes!!! :o)

10/19 Kroger Shopping Trip #2 saved 57%

Yes I made a 2nd trip to Kroger. I wanted to grab a few things I saw earlier at the previous Kroger trip before the new ad came out.

(4) V8 Fusion Green Tea $9.96
used (4) $1 off Q's = $5.96 for 4

(4) Dial Hand Soap $4
used (4) $0.35 Q's doubled to $0.70 = $1.20 for 4

Kroger Brand HOT taco Sauce $1.45

Kroger Freezer Bags $1.09
(these bags are really really crappy!!! I just needed them to get stuff ready for a consignment sale i'm doing)

Total: $11.24
Saved: $14.30 or 57%

10/19 Wags Shopping 100% FREE

I was able to get all of these items on sale this week 100% free... well I had to pay tax of course!!! :o)

I bought:
4 Nivea men body wash $10
2 Nivea womens body was $5
8 Ricola Cough Drops (yay for these) $8

4 Coupons for Men's Wash $12
1 $3/2 for the womens wash $3 (It didn't beep since all of my items totaled $15)
4 $1/2 Ricola Drops
Oct Booklet Q that took off $0.50 for the drops

Total: $1.02 (tax)
Saved: $56.94 (can you believe that???!!!?!!?)

10/19 Kroger Shopping Trip #1 saved 67%

I waited until the VERY LAST day of the two week long mega event. :o) What can I say I procrastinate!!! I got all of my coupon match ups from The Big Red Pot!!!

Anyway I won't get into great detail since these deals are already over.

But a few things that I got for FREE were:
8 Yakisoba Meals
10 Cream Cheese
2 Coffee Mates

Cheap Items:
Mac N Cheese $0.25 each
Side Shots $0.49 each
Juicy Juice $0.99 each!!!

I bought a total of 59 items averaging to $0.68 each!!!! :o)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mega events!!!!!!!!!

My total spent was $40.20
And I saved: $82.83 or 67%

Monday, October 18, 2010

I think that it is time to come back!!!

After pretty much taking a break from couponing for the summer and adjusting to working full time, I feel that it is time I come back to my blog.

I started my blog to help myself with spending and showing others how to shop smart. Without my blog and readers I have been spending wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much money on groceries. We have almost doubled our income now that I have started working. I'm no longer as frugal as I used to be, and I'm working on getting back to that.

So in the next few days I will be getting back into blogging. Hopefully doing a few matchup's for Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger. I will also show everyone my coupon binder and post photos of my stockpile. I look forward to coming back!! I have missed you guys!!! :o)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kroger $25 Giftcard Winner!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered!!! The winner is Stephanie!!!

"Stephanie said... I blogged #5
thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com "

Congrats Stephanie!!! :o)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Giveaway: $25 Kroger Giftcard ends 8/4 @ 9pm CST

Giveaway ClosedWhile you’re out and about, be sure to stop at your local Kroger Family of Stores (which includes Kroger, Ralph’s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy) to take advantage of their “Add Up the Savings” Event and stock up on your favorite General Mills & Kimberly Clark brands From August 8 through August 21, when you buy 8 participating items from any Kroger store, you’ll receive $4 off of your purchase. Some of the great participating brands include: Cheerios, Yoplait Yogurt, Pillsbury Cookies & Biscuits, Kleenex, Huggies, Betty Crocker Brownies, Cottonelle, and Lucky Charms.

In addition to these great savings, be sure to take advantage of the special Bonus Box Tops Offers and get a jumpstart on helping the participating school of your choice this year.

All you have to do, if you haven’t already, is register at Once you register, you will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up! You will also receive custom offers for Bonus Box Tops for purchasing participating products.

These great offers are:
  • Buy any 4 Box Tops products and get 10 Bonus Box Tops

  • Buy any 8 Box Tops products and get 25 Bonus Box Tops

The offers you select will then load onto your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed once you purchase the items. It’s extra easy because there’s no clipping! Just remember to scan your Kroger Shopper Card and the Bonus Box Tops will automatically go straight the participating school of your choice.

Win It!
Ready to start adding up the savings?
Thanks to MyBlog Spark one lucky reader will win a $25 Kroger Family of Stores gift card that you can use to purchase your favorite “Add Up the Savings” participating items!

Mandatory Entry:

Share which eight participating items {Cheerios, Yoplait Yogurt, Pillsbury Cookies & Biscuits, Kleenex, Huggies, Betty Crocker Brownies, Cottonelle, and Lucky Charms} you plan to purchase to receive $4 off during the `Add up the Savings Event´ at the Kroger Family of Stores.

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More Details:
1.)This giveaway is open to US ONLY.
2.)Sorry, No PO Boxes.
3.) This giveaway will close Wed August 4, 2010 at 9pm CST.
4.)The winner will be selected via and the winner will be contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize.

Disclosure: The Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by The Kroger Family of Stores, General Mills, and Kimberly Clark through MyBlogSpark.

Super Savings Saturday saved 80% @ Kroger!!!

Yay... I finally did some coupon shopping again!!! :o) There were so many things at Kroger this past week that I just couldn't pass up. So I made my list and went shopping the first night at 9:30. It was nice to shop that late... the store was super empty. I like shopping when it's not as busy, I feel that it's easier for me to take my time and not get rushed. This was all done in 4 transactions over the course of 2 days.

Total Spent: $35.43
Total Saved: $148.14 or 80%

Wooohooo!!!! It feels good to be back into couponing!!! :o) Also since i'm going to Alabama this weekend for my hubby's family reunion I will make this my Super Savings Saturday post since I haven't done one in quite a while!!! So how did you do this week? Feel free to link up below!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where have I been???

So.... I hate that I haven't blogged in FOREVER. I haven't been doing much couponing here lately. I haven't even bought a paper in probably 3 weeks. BUT I am trying to slowly get back into couponing. I am now working 5 days a week- just shy of 40 hours a week. I have been staying super busy with anywhere from 5-7 clients a day. So this has been a huge adjustment for me. My daily routine is: get up, get ready, take Keaton to daycare, work from 9-5, pick Keaton up, figure out something for my family to eat, spend a few hours with Keaton & the hubby, put Keaton to bed, do some cleaning, go to bed. I usually hop into bed around midnight. I've been running to walmart when I get free time and spending WAY more than I want to. So after balancing the checkbook and seeing how much money I'm wasting i'm trying to get back into my old routine. So please bear with me while I get back on track. I will be doing a giveaway for a $25 gift card to Kroger soon!!! So stay tuned!!! :o) Hopefully once I figure out better time management I can get back to blogging!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 91%

I didn't do too much shopping this week. I've been pretty busy this week. I'm starting a new job on Monday and my last day at my current job is tomorrow. I found a job at a different Spa!!! So i'm pretty excited!! I love being a nail tech!! :o)

Grand Total Spent this week: $8.36
Grand Total Saved this week: $85.00
Total Savings of 91%


Total Spent: $2.03
Total Saved: $39.69
Left with $5 in ecb

  • I bought 4 ziploc bags for $2.50 each and used (2) $1/2 coupons & earned $5 ecb
  • 6 xtra laundry detergent for $1.50 each and used (6) $1 coupons
  • 2 Betty Crocker Delights fr $0.88 each and used (2) $0.75 coupons
  • 2 M&M's on sale for B1g1 used (1) b1g1 coupons= both free
  • 2 packs of stride gum. 1 pack was $1.49 the other was $0.88. Got that cheaper pack free with a B1G1 coupon
  • Paid with $12 in ECB's

Total Spent: $5.90
Total Saved: $37.08

  • (8) Deli Creations for $2 each used (8) $1 off coupons. Earned $3 RR.
  • (6) Dentyne gum used (2) $1 off and coupon in wags booklet
  • (2) newspapers $3.00
  • Chips for my hubby $2.49
  • Used $5 RR & $3 RR


Total Spent: $0.43
Total Saved: $8.25

  • (6) Dentyne Gum used (2) $1 off coupons and coupon in walgreens july booklet
  • Royal Jello $0.25 (filler so my total wouldnt be negative)

How did you do this week????? Please link up below!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 52%

Walmart: Details HERE & HERE
Spent: $19.18
Saved: $29.10

Kroger: Details HERE
Spent: $9.24
Saved: $15.87

Wags: Details HERE
Spent: $0
Saved: $6.00

Big John's: Details HERE
Spent: $18.40

Total Spent: $46.82
Total Saved: $50.97 or 52%

How did you do this week??? Please link up below!!!

Walmart $5.60

Bagels $1.88

Kool-Aid Fun Fizz $1.97
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste

Kraft 100cal cheese $2.28
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste

Mac N Cheese Deluxe Dinner $2.00
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste

Roast Beef $3.00
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste

Ritz Crackerfuls $2.78
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste

Dixie Plates $3.72

Spent: $5.60
Saved: $12.03

6/23 Big John's $18.40

Um... so yeah... I don't really feel like I got a lot. But oh well... I work 5 days a week now... so by the time I get off work I really don't care... Not very frugal of me!!! :P BUT... It's not like I bought random junk. Everything I bought was with a meal in mind. So let's see what I can do with this!!!

Pork Roast $5.55
Potatoes $2.89
McCormick Slow Cookers Seasoning $1.79

Ok... This is all for one meal. I will also add baby carrots which I had on hand. This will feed my family Dinner, and leftovers for the next day or two. So that's $8.33 (I didn't include the entire price of that potatoes). So that's not really that bad when you break it down like that.

Garlic Bread $1.88
Ragu Alfredo $2.45 (YIKES) you can get this for like $1.39 at Kroger. But I wasn't at Kroger sooo... I paid that amount. lol :o)

That will be for a meal. I already have PLENTY of pasta on hand. Also the garlic bread will be split between a few different meals.

Tater Tot's $2.68

These will be for hamburgers and things like that.

Bread $0.98

So all in all I spent $18.40 on all of this. Now that I have broken everything down I feel like I did good for my money except the ragu!!! lol They are $1.39 at Kroger this week and there are $1.25/3 coupons in on of the inserts. So I plan to stock up on some alfredo!! :o)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FREE DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza- Facebook offer!!!

Haha... Yes that would be my face... ;)!!! But that photo right there earned me a FREE coupon for a DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza!!! Head on over HERE and score your free pizza coupon too!!! You will recieve it by snail mail in 6-8 weeks!!!

Thanks Ann!!! :o)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Follow me back Tuesday & Tag A Long Tuesday

Welcome to Mandy's Frugal Journey!!!!


Tuesday Tag-Along

Familylicious Reviews

If you are here from Follow Me Back Tuesday or Tag A Long Tuesday... please follow my blog and leave a comment so I can follow you back!!! :o)

So what is my blog about??? I like to post my weekly shopping trips. You can see my recent Walmart & Kroger trips HERE & HERE.

There are a few Instant win games going on right now too. Go HERE to try and win some sobe lifewater, or HERE to win free items from Kroger.

So a little about me....

  • I'm 24---married for over 3 years.
  • I'm a mommy!!! My lil boy will be 2 next month.
  • I just graduated college with my Nail technician license.
  • I just started working at a Spa after taking off work for 9 months. It's an adjustment.
  • I LOVE to save money.
  • I like to watch lifetime, cw, and nickelodeon!!! :o) Nickelodeon is for my son!! hehe
  • I love to read when I can find the time!!!
  • I love meeting new people and making new friends!!!
  • I'm a coupon-a-holic!!!
  • I LOVE animals!!!!

6/20 Wags: Free Newspapers

I ran into Wags Sunday morning... with NO makeup on... I NEVER do that... lol. I wanted to get it over with and figured if I went early enough I wouldn't see anyone I knew. lol

(4) Newspapers $6.00

used $6RR!!!


6/19 Walmart saved 56%

I had a rather pleasant trip at walmart!!!

Sargento Cheese $4.42 (It was cheaper than the walmart brand)

Deli Fresh Turkey Pastrami $3.00
used FREE coupon from Kraft -$3.00
Total: Free

(4) Dan-o-nino $8.24 (yes these are tiny... but they are perfect for my almost 2 year old)
used (4) $1.50 coupons
Total for 4: $2.24

Simply Go-Gurt $2.25
used free coupon from giveaway
Total: FREE

Philadelphia cream cheese $1.82
used FREE coupon from Kraftfirsttaste
Total: FREE

(2) Deli Creation subs $4.96 (for hubbys lunch)
used (2) $1 off coupons
Total: $2.96 for 2

(2) V8 Fusion $5.96
used (2) $1 off printables
Total: $3.96 for 2

Total: $13.58
Saved: $17.07 or 56%

6/19 Kroger saved 63%

Kroger Waffles $1.75 (I think I spend a bit more and get Eggo's next time)

Kroger mini pancakes $2.00

(2) Kraft Mac & Cheese $2.38--FREE
used (2) Free coupons from Kraft -$2.38

(4) Sobe Lifewater $3.52
used (2) B1G1 free coupons -$1.76

Bananas $1.12

Grapes $2.69

Kraft Mac & Cheese 5pack $2.99 (There was a peelie on the box that says you get a free capri sun when you buy the mac n cheese)

Capri Sun $2.15
used free coupon from Kraft Mac & Cheese box. -$2.15

I also used a $3 catalina

Total: $9.24
Saved: $15.87 or 63%

Victoria's Secret: Clearance Swimwear extra 20% ENDS TODAY!!

Check out this cute bathing suit I just ordered!!! I got mine in pink dots!!! If your in a need of a bathing suit for the summer go HERE to check out the clearance bathing suits and use code SHOPSWIM to score an extra 20% off clearance bathing suits. Hurry this offer ends today!!! My total was around $23.34!!! Now let's just hope it fits!!! :o)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Good Earth Gift Pack Winner

Thanks soooo much for all that participated. I wish I had one to give to everyone!!

I used and it generated #31!!!

~*Nomie*~ said... I subscribed via email

Congrats Nomie!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Super Savings Saturday saved 78%

Total Spent: $26.26
Total Saved: $94.79 or 78%
ECB Left: $12
RR Left: $11

How did you do this week?? Please link up below!!!