Monday, July 25, 2011

Flirty Aprons ONE DAY SALE

50% off Flash Sale on the Scarlet Blossom Apron, 7/25only, code SCARLET50

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rare Carmex Coupon

Go here for a .35 coupon for Carmex! I love this stuff.  Use it everyday and feel lost without it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

$5 Taste of Home Sale!!!

Shop Taste of Home

Use code LST69 for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20.00!!

$5.00 Children's Book Sale

Shop Taste of Home

Use code LST70 for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20.00!

The Couponizer (revisited)

I know I have told you all before about The Couponizer but I just wanted to refresh your memories.  I recently converted my sister-in-law to using this method and this is the message I got the other day from her:

"This Couponizer is the best thing since peanut butter and jelly! I love it!!  I get asked everwhere I go about it, then followed with 'Wow, that is so much better than those binders all those crazy coupon women are using'.  I love it and it fits in my purse perfect!"

If you are unhappy with your current coupon organizer, consider The Couponizer

Weight Watchers Yogurt Coupons has Weight Watchers Yogurt coupons right now!  Use zip code 08221 if you do not see them right away.

Monday, May 16, 2011

$1.08 a Box Cereal!

Looking through the Walgreens ad this morning and saw that Cap'N Crunch cereal is on sale for $1.75 a box.  Use the $2.00/3 from 5/1/11 Pepsico insert and they will end up being $1.08 a box!

Don't forget that you can take your Walgreens ad to Wal-Mart and price match if a trip to Walgreens isn't in your plans.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have several friends who shop at Aldi's.  I have been skeptical in the past (forgive me :)) but last week I decided to check it out.  I was pleasantly surprised to find some good prices on produce.  While I will continue to shop at Giant Eagle and Walmart for most of my food using coupons, I will check out the prices on produce at Aldi's!

I looked up their ad online and these things jumped out at me:

Whole pineapple $1.69 each
Cantaloupe .99 each
Hamburger and hot dog buns .79 each

Aldi's does not accept coupons.  I did discover on the same shopping trip that Save-A-Lot DOES accept coupons now.

.45 SunnyD!

Did you print off the .55 SunnyD coupon?  Dollar General has SunnyD on sale for $1.00 this week, making each bottle .45!

Blogs I Read

I have tried in the past to do coupon matchups on this blog, but I am just not diligent enough to rely on!  Truth be told, I am lazy and love that other people do it for me!

For those is Northeast Ohio:

Cherry Picker is the place to go!  She highlights Giant Eagle, Acme, Marcs, Heinens, Buehlers, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens and Drug Mart.

For those that love Wal-Mart:

Paul at I Heart The Mart is awesome!

For lots of awesome deals around the web:

Moms By Heart

These are just a few I read.  What favorites do you have?

Grocery Budget ~ Update

I ended up spending about $68 between 4 different stores.  In my defense, I was buying for Sunday dinner AND found a great stock up price on peanut butter and cereal.

Still, I really want to stick to this budget.  So I will not be going to the store until Friday this week.  We will have to live off what we have in the house.

How did you do?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grocery Budget

Do you have a grocery budget? I have been doing this for awhile.  We have a lot more money at the end of the day when I shop on a budget!

My grocery budget has been $60 a week for a family of 4.  This week will be more of a challenge as I am hosting Sunday dinner with my family (10 in attendance).  I am going to attempt to do this, shopping at 3-4 different stores, matching up coupon sales and using what I have in the house for my weekly menu.


Sunday - Farmhouse Chicken Chowder, bread, vegetable and Snickerdoodle cake for dessert
Monday - tacos
Tuesday - Chicken and beans (one skillet dinner)
Wednesday - Stouffers Farmers Harvest Lasagna (got a free coupon in the mail) , bread and salad
Thursday - Eggs and waffles

I would love to hear if you have a budget, how you stick to it and what works for you!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Taste of Home $5.00 Cookbook Sale!

Shop Taste of Home

Limited time only $5 COOKBOOK SALE at 4-26-11 to 5-2-11.  Plus, you can use the coupon code 2046P to get $1 shipping on your entire order! 

These would make great Mother's Day, birthday, early Xmas shopping gifts!

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$2.00 Wisk Printable

$2.00 Wisk Printable


Trying to find something easy to make for dinner tonight, I stumbled upon this interesting titled recipe on Hillbilly Housewife website last week.

Junk Recipe

1 lb. hamburger meat (While at Wal-Mart today, I found 93/7 ground beef marked to $2.25)
16 slices of american cheese (or whatever you have on hand, feel free to mix it up with the cheese). (Paired with a .75 coupon at Giant Eagle, this was only .78)
6 med. potatoes (I used the McCain Potatoes I got on sale today at GE for $1.50 with my $1.00 off coupon.  These are frozen potatoes that you microwave to cook.  The ones I got were sliced)
Oil for frying (omitted)
Garlic Salt (I used seasoning salt)
1. Peel & wash potatoes. Cut up into french fries. (I omitted this step since mine were cooked in the microwave.)
2. Turn on oil for frying. Once oil is hot add potatoes, cook till done and drain on paper towel (or brown paper bag, do not add salt).
3. Place 1 lb hamburger meat in pan and season with garlic salt and pepper. Cook till done and drain.
4. In casserole pan cover bottom of pan with hamburger meat. Lay a layer of cheese on top of the meat. Place all cooked fries on top. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake on 350 for about 10 – 15 min. just till the cheese is melted. Enjoy!

Okay, of course my kids LOVED it.  My husband went back for seconds, too.  Amazing that the simplest little dinner is usually the favorite.  Pair with garlic rolls and cheesy broccoli and this was a successful dinner night.

GREAT Groupon Deal TODAY!

TODAY Only! Groupon is offering $20 for $40 at The Body Shop. An added bonus is if the customer redeems the Groupon by May 30, the Groupon is worth $45 instead of $40! AND, it's also good on sale items!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Acme 4/22

Looking through the Acme ad for the best deals this week. Better yet, I may just take my ad to Walmart to price match!

Green Giant Vegetables

Delmonte Tomatoes
10/$10 or $1.00 each

Head Lettuce

Raisin Bran
use .70 Printable

12 ct. Pop Tarts
5/$10 or $2.00 each

Snack Pack
10/$10 or $1.00 each

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables
10/$10 or $1.00 each
use .50/2 from 3/20 SS
$1.50/2 or .75 each

Red Seedless Grapes
$1.99 a pound

These are just the best deals I see.  You may have different needs and I would encourage you to look at your ad for the best deals.

$1.00 Skinny Cow Coupon

"Like" Skinny Cow on Facebook and get a $1.00 off coupon.  I've heard, but haven't confirmed, that the small ice cream cups are priced $1.19 at Wal-Mart.  A little treat for .19 sounds good to me!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

.55 Fruit2o Coupon

You can snag a .55 printable coupon from Facebook for Fruit2O right now.  These are on sale at Giant Eagle for 2/$5.00.  Use this coupon, which will double, and you will get it for $1.40.  They come in a 6 pack and my kids love when I put these in their lunches!

Printable Coupons has some good printables available right now!

$2.00/2 Reach Toothbrushes

$1.00 Reach dental floss (free + overage at Wal-Mart)

.55 Ball Park product

$2.00/2 Nivea Lip Care

$33 Dutch Oven

Today,, has this 5 quart dutch oven for $44.99.  After you add it to your cart, additional savings will come off making it $33.29!  This is the best price I have ever seen for this kind of roaster.  I love mine and use it at least 3 times a week.  It come in red or blue.  This would make a lovely gift for Mother's Day! 

Home Made Simple Coupon Booklet

Go NOW and sign up for this Coupon Booklet from P&G!!! Over $35 in savings!

Tresemme Sample

"Like" Tresemme on Facebook and get a FREE sample of Tresemme Naturals Shampoo.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

$8 Domino's Groupon Deal

Groupon is offering a National deal today for $8 large, any topping (up to 10 toppings!)pizza (a $20 value) for carry-out.  This is a $12 savings and expires on May 19, 2011.

Fine Print:

  • Expires May 19, 2011
  • Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per order.Must order online. Must provide email address upon redemption to receive unique PIN and URL; you will not be added to Domino's mailing list. Carryout only. Valid at all US locations except those in Alaska or Hawaii. Not valid with other offers. Tax not included.

$1.00 Reach Coupon

Go over to to print this $1.00 Reach coupon that will end up being FREE with OVERAGE at Wal-Mart!

$1.50 Lysol Wipes Coupon

$1.50 Lysol Coupon.  Just "like" them on Facebook to be directed to the link.

BOGO Subway 4/18-4/29

Note that is is only from the time they open until 9:00 AM.  No coupon required.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just in Case

Almost everytime I go to the store and use coupons, I have someone ask me where I get my coupons.  I get them from a variety of places.  The newspaper, internet, store blinkie machines, etc.. You can get a lot of great coupons right online.

Go over to  and put in your zip code and see how many great coupons are available to you!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook is (using a random number generator) #5 Eva!!!  Eva, send me you address to so I can send out your book ASAP! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Responsible Couponing

Did anyone watch TLC's Extreme Couponing last week? If you did, there has been quite a stir in the couponing community this week.  Read about it here.

I want to show you that extreme couponing can be done LEGALLY.  It takes a little time (not hours upon hours) and patience.  But the outcome is worth it.

My Wal-Mart Trip (4/13/11)

2 Toy Story 3 Operation games
use $3.00 from 4/10 or $3.00 printable
Final price = $2.00

Vlasic Relish
use .55 printable
Final Price = .63 each

Smuckers Grape Jelly
use .75 Smuckers Printable
Final Price $1.11

Tide (travel size)
use $1.00 P&G Mailer
+.03 Overage

Purex 3-in1 2 pack (travel section)
use $1.00 3/13 RP
+.03 Overage

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant (found in travel section)
use $3.00 P&G Brand Sampler
+.53 Overage

Bic Silky Touch Razors
use $2.00 3/27SS
Final Price = .94

Olay Bar Soap
use $2.00 4/3 PG
Final Price .48

Suave Deodorant
use .50 3/20 RP
Final Price .49

Philadephia Cooking Creme
use $1.50 Blinkie
Final Price .98

Wal-Mart has recently change their coupon policy to allow overage on coupon/purchases.  So taking advantage of that, I was able to get $1.15 in overage today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mexican Casserole

I think it is funny that you can add taco seasoning to something and it is suddenly consider "Mexican" :)

Mexican Casserole

3-4 oz. chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I used 5 chicken thighs and cooked them on the grill first)
4 Tbsp chicken broth or water
2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 to 1 can corn
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reserve 1/2 cup for top of casserole (I used a whole package of Kraft Mexican cheddar cheese which is just noticed is no longer 2 cups, but 1 3/4 cups worth.)

Mix all of the above.  Place in casserole dish and cover with reserved cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Here is the funniest thing about this supper tonight.  We sat down to eat and after a few minutes I though to myself that it was kind of bland.  I said something out loud then and Jimmy also said it was kind of bland.  It suddenly hit me that I FORGOT TO PUT IN THE TACO SEASONING! Thus making this just "casserole".   I completely eliminated the Mexican part!! I threw a little salt on it and it was fine but I have been beating myself up ever since.

Rare Coca-Cola or Dasani Product Coupon

Go NOW and print this rare coupon for $1/2 Coca~Cola or Dasani Products.