Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Shopping trip for this week

Walgreens (deals good til' Sat. 4/10)

1st trans.

U by Kotex $3.49
used $1/1 All You magazine
total=$2.49 and get a $2.50 RR back

2nd trans.

Quaker oats 2/$3
used $1/1 coupon from Quaker (online)

3 Mars candy bars .39 with in ad coupon
used buy 2 get 1 Free coupon (Sun. paper)
total= .78/3

6 Piliot pens/highlighters $1.19 each
used $1/1 (takes off $6) coupon out of April Walgreens book (located at checkouts)
total=.19 each and get $4.50 back for mail in rebate when you buy 3 Pilots

used $2.50 RR
total=$1.42 and get back $4.50 rebate

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Menu Plan

Often I get asked "Do you really menu plan for a whole month?" I do menu plan a month at a time because it helps me stay organized and provide healthy homemade dinners for my family. Monthly menu planning is not for everyone but, it works great for us! Each day of the week has a theme at our house. Mexican Monday, slow-cooker Tues., pizza/pasta Wens., leftover Thurs., breakfast Fri., soup/sandwich Sat., and grillout Sun. I leave veggies and fruit blank b/c I like to buy fresh each week. I get what is on sale that week and add it to our meals.


1 leftovers
2 omlets/hashbrowns/whole wheat toast, fruit
3 grilled ham/swiss sandwiches, tomato soup
4 Easter at friends
5 chicken/red bean burritos, veggie rice
6 crockpot cordon bleu, baked potato, veggie
7 hawiian pizza
8 leftovers
9 french toast, turkey sausage, strawberries
10 french dips, soup
11 steak, potato, veggies
12 nachos with everything
13 slow-cooker chicken parm., veggie, garlic breadsticks
14 chicken alfredo with broc., leftover breadsticks
15 leftovers
16 waffles, strawberries
17 beef stew
18 grilled chicken, pasta salad with veggies
19 chicken and cheese tortillas, salsa, sour cream, corn
20 BBQ ribs, potatoes, veggies
21 baked ziti, garlic bread, veggies
22 leftovers
23 Bacon, eggs, toast, fruit
24 grilled blt's, soup
25 cheddar bacon burgers, homemade fries, veggies
26 chicken tacos, lettuce, tomatoes, toppings
27 Chef salad
28 homemade mac 'n cheese, salad
29 leftovers
30 breakfast burritos

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Target Deals

Snuggle 50 load Exhilarations-$3.99
use $3 coupon in the 3/28 Red Plum ad in the Sunday paper

Curious George Follow that Monkey- $6.99
get a $5 gift card by mail on marked packages
total=$1.99 after gift card

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bag 'N Save deal thru Tuesday

Buy 5 boxes of Mini-Wheats or other selected cereal 5/$10
use in store ad coupon to make it 5/$5
total=$5 for 5 boxes of cereal and 2 FREE gallons of milk (will print out 2 FREE milk coupons at checkout) If you have coupons for selected cereal you could get a much better deal!

Walgreens 3/28-4/3

Airwick Freshmatic 50%off
use $4/1 from 3/7 Smart Source (Sunday paper)

Reese's Dark Choc. cups .39
use .55/1 from Smart Source
total=FREE use manu. coupon first

Dentek Floss $2
use $1/1 from 1/17 Smart Source
total=$1 plus get a $2 RR coupon for your next purchase (FREE with $1 overage)

Dulcolax $10
total=$10 plus get a $10 RR back (FREE)

Walgreens mulivitamins $3
total=$3 plus get a $3RR back (FREE)

Simply Saline $7
use $1/1 from 1/24 Smart Source
total=$6 plus get back $7 RR (FREE with $1 overage)

I'm Back!

Have you ever heard people say that they need a vacation after their vacation? That's me! We had a blast but, vacations can seem so crazy too. I'm glad to be back home saving money instead of spending $$! Everytime I go on vacations I seem to come back feeling guilty about the splurge. I seem to think of the children with no toys as we play at Disney or the people with no clean drinking water as we splash in the pool. Am I crazy or do these things pop into your mind? I'm so grateful for what we have!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Walgreens deals 3/14-3/20

Ester-C B1G1F sale $10.49
Buy 2 and use 2-$5/1 from 2/211 SS insert
total=.25 each

Colgate Toothpaste, Total Advanced, Enamel, or Sensitive $3.99
get a $3.99 RR coupon back