- Johnsonville Pork Sausage Rolls $3.00 – 0.55 printable HERE = $1.90 if doubled
- USDA Black Angus Beef Boneless Chuck Roast $2.99 lb, Buy 1 and get FREE : Roundy’s 5 lb Potatoes, Roundy’s 1 lb Carrots, Celery
- Yoplait Greek Yogurt 6 oz. 0.66 – $1.00/2 printable HERE, HERE, OR 0.30 MC from 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM = as low as FREE if doubled
- 8th Continent Soy Milk $2.00 -$1.00 printable HERE, 6/6 RP = FREE if doubled
- Coffe-mate $1.66 – 0.75 or $1.00/3 printable HERE, OR 0.75 printable HERE OR 0.55 coupon from Sept All You = as low as 0.16 if doubled
- Yoplait Light, Thick N Creamy, Custard Style Yogurt 0.50 – 0.40/6 or 0.50/8 coupon 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM OR 0.40/6 printable HERE OR 0.50/4 printable HERE = as low as 0.25 each if doubled
- Dannon Fruit on the Bottom or Light n Fit Yogurt Cups 0.50 – 0.40/6 or 0.50/6 printable HERE OR $1.00/10 MC from 9/19 SS = as low as 0.30 each if doubled
- Dannon Classic Yogurt Cups 0.50 – $1.00/10 MC from 9/19 SS = 0.30 each if doubled
- Daisy Sour Cream, BOGO
- Simply Potatoes or Mac N Cheese $2.25 – 0.75 MC in coupon book = 0.75 if doubled
- Organic valley Milk 64 oz $3.00 – $1.00 or $1.00/2 printable HERE = as low as $1.00 each if doubled
- Kraft Cheese Shredded, Chunk or Crumbles $2.00 – $5.00/5 printable HERE (your store may or may not accept because of large value) = $1.00 each
- Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegies $1.25 – 0.60/3 printable HERE , 9/12 GM = 0.85 each if doubled
- McCain Purely Potatoes BOGO – 0.75 printable HERE = 0.99 each if doubled
- Gerber Graduates Little Meal $1.00 – $1.00/2 MC from Sept All You = 2 FREE if doubled
- Kool Aid Fizx $1.99 – $1.00 MC from 8/29 SS = FREE if doubled
- Jolly Time Popcorn $1.66 – $1.00/2 MC from 9/12 SS = 0.16 each if doubled
- Keebler Fudge Shop Cookies $2.49 – $1.00 printable HERE (if included) OR $1.00/2 MC from 8/15 RP = as low as 0.49 if doubled
- Fuze or Gold Peak Tea $1.00 -$3.00/10 in ad MC = 0.70 each
- Pepsi 2 Liters $1.25 – B3G1 Free in ad MC = 0.94 each
- Eight O Clock Coffee $2.99 – 0.75 MC from Sept All You OR $2.00/2 printable HERE =as low as $1.50 if doubled
- Romanos Macaroni Grill or Wanchai Kits $3.69 – $1.00 printable HERE, HERE, OR 0.75 printable HERE, 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM = as low as $1.69 if doubled
- Good Earth Dinner Kits $3.69 – $1.00 printable HERE, HERE, HERE, 8/15 SS, 9/12 GM = $1.69 if doubled
- Kellogg’s Cereal $3.50 (Get a coupon for $1.00 towards bananas wyb 2) – $1.00/2 MC from 8/15 RP, 9/12 RP = $2.50 each if doubled, plus banana coupon
- Buy any 10 Box Tops for Education (BTFE) and get 50 bonus BTFE. Buy and 15 BTFE items and get 100 bonus BTFE.
- Buy 6 boxes of General Mills Cereals at regular price and get $10 off instantly and then get a coupon after you pay for a free gallon of Roundy’s milk – $1.00 Total coupon HERE, HERE OR 0.75 Fiber One coupon HERE OR $1.00/2 coupon HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, 8/22 SS, 9/19 SS OR 0.55 Cinnamon Toast Crunch coupon HERE OR 0.55 coupons from HERE, HERE, OR $1.00/3 coupon from 9/12 GM OR 0.75 Total coupon from 9/19 SS OR $1.00 Fiber One coupon HERE, HERE = as low as 0.33/box if doubled
- Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks BOGO – 0.50/2 printable HERE, HERE, 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM OR $1.00/3 printable HERE = $1.49 /2 (0.75 each) or $3.47 / 6 (0.58 each – 2 coupons used)
- Pillsbury Grands $1.66 (Buy 3 and get FREE ROundy’s Butter Quarters instantly w/ card) – $1.00/2 printable HERE OR 0.30/2 MC from 8/8 GM, HERE OR 0.40/3 MC from 9/12 GM = as low as 0.66 each if doubled
- Progresso Traditional Soup $1.25 – $1.00/4 coupon from 9/12 GM, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE OR 0.50/2 coupon form 8/8 GM = 0.75 each if doubled
- Yoplait Trix, For Kids or Drinkables Yogurt 4-6 pk. $2.00 – $1.00/2 printable HERE, OR 0.75/2 coupon from 8/8 GM OR 0.50 printable HERE = low as $1.00 each if doubled
- General Mills Granola Bars $2.50 – $1.00/2 FiberOne printable HERE OR 0.75/2 MC from 8/8 GM, 9/12 GM OR 0.50 MC from 8/8 GM, HERE, HERE, OR $1.00/2 printable HERE, HERE, HERE = as low as $1.50 each if doubled
- Nestle Singles Candy 4/$1 w/ in ad coupon
- Bayer 24 count Chewable Asprin $1.49 – $1.00 MC from 8/1 RP = FREE if doubled
- FREE Suave Product oyno when you buy any 3 Suave Products with your card (Prints at Register Limit 1)
- Suave Body Wash $1.66 – 0.50 printable HERE = 0.66 if doubled
- Suave Lotion $2.49 – $1.00 printable HERE = 0.49 if doubled
- Marcal Napkins $2.35 – $1.00 MC from 8/25 SS = 0.35 if doubled
- Renuzits Pearl Scents $3.00 – $1.00 printable HERE = $1.00 if doubled
- Soft Scrub Cream $3.00 – 0.75 printable HERE = $1.50 if doubled
- Scott Toilet Paper $5.99 – $1.00 MC from 8/29 SS = $3.99 if doubled
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Just wanted to point out that I added a new page called Couponing Info, up at the top. There’s not much there at the moment and I’ll be adding more later. But, it does have the coupon abbreviations that I use, as well as some helpful websites. Check it out, and feel free to let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like me to add. Thanks!
Seeing as January is almost over, I’m a little late with this post. But, thought it would be a good idea to re-cap the end of 2009 since it’s been ages since I wrote anything.
Blogging basically took a back seat to everything after September. October was filled with a lot of illness, culminating in my hospital stay over Halloween weekend. We had what seemed like an endless stream of cold and flu viruses hit our house. Emily missed three days of school with a high fever, I missed several days of work and after being on multiple medications and antibiotics with no improvement, was admitted to the hospital for observation and a CT scan. I’d had a chest xray to check for pneumonia, but it appeared clear. Later, my CT scan showed some very sneaky pneumonia hiding in the lower lobes of both lungs. So, I spent two nights in the hospital to rest and enjoy some IV antibiotics, blood tests, the H1N1 flu test, and of course, hospital food. I missed trick-or-treat as well as my mother-in-law’s office Halloween party they throw for the kids, which was a huge bummer, but at least I was finally on my way to being healthy again. It took a few weeks before I finally felt back to myself again, but there was another cold or two after that, that were thankfully short-lived. By the time we all were healthy again, it was the holiday season!
This year we visited my family for Thanksgiving. My sister, who moved out of state last summer, came home to visit for the first time and brought her new love with her. We all really liked him and it turns out he will soon become a member of our family. He proposed on New Year’s Eve. So, congrats again to my little sis and her future hubby! Back to Thanksgiving… it was really nice to see everyone and we had a good time. We also celebrated my sister’s and the twins’ birthdays since all occur in November. We had pumpkin pie AND birthday cake! Can’t get better than that! 🙂 It would have been nice to spend more time with my sister, but it was good to see her even if it was short.
We didn’t have a party for the boys’ birthday this year. Their birthday falls during hunting season and Thanksgiving so it can be difficult to plan around all that. The start of winter weather makes it a challenge also. So, we instead had separate celebrations with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and they were all fun. The boys received lots of fun gifts and enjoyed all the attention. We celebrated on our own the night of their birthday, where I was able to fulfill their request for an R2-D2 cake. I made a 9×13 chocolate cherry cake, cut it into an R2-D2 like shape, frosted in white, and then decorated with blue and black icing. I think it turned out pretty well! The kids really thought it was neat. After making that and my daughter’s horse cake in August, I think I’m getting pretty decent at the themed birthday cakes. We’ll see what ideas they come up with for mom this year!
One good thing that happened last fall, amid all the illness, was that I got recruited into the Manitowoc Symphony. One of my husband’s corporate superiors is the co-principle violinist. He sent me and the maestro an email, got us in touch and before I knew it, I was invited to join. I missed my first two rehearsals thanks to the flu turned pneumonia, but after that I made the remaining rehearsals and performed my first concert with them on November 21st. As that was opening weekend for the deer hunt, my husband was away, so I thankfully had some great friends and family offer to babysit two nights for my dress rehearsal and concert. The concert was great. We had two soloists perform and they were amazing. At the end of the last piece, just before the applause, someone in the audience said, “Wow!”. I know it was the soloists he was referring to, but it sure felt good to have my “comeback” concert end so well. I have truly missed being a part of a symphony and am grateful to have found a new one!! So, I did make one of my previously unfinished goals for 2009, that I didn’t expect. I’m currently rehearsing for my second concert and just ordered some much needed new strings for the viola.
Christmas was very nice. The previous year we were plagued by two separate stomach bugs, but thankfully we all stayed healthy for Christmas in 2009. We did a lot more decorating this year, inside and out, and I think the house was prettier than ever. I repurposed some old and some unused decorations to re-design my mantle decorations and everything coordinated so well it almost looked professional. I was really sad to put it all away. Can’t wait to see how I can impove it again next year though! We spent Christmas Eve at home, which turned out to be good since it was snowy and slippery outside. We had a laid back day and opened our family gifts at night. The boys got the Packer blankets they requested, which I made for them (tied fleece). Emily got a jewelry box for her necklaces and a cute little digital camera with Tinkerbell on it. Brian and the kids got me a butterfly necklace with purple and green gemstones in the wings. The kids helped pick out the colors. The kids and I got daddy some HeroScape sets to add to his collection. Emily made a card, gingerbread ornament, and candle for us at school. She was very excited for us to see what she made. We spent Christmas Day with my husband’s family as usual and it was a very good time as well. It’s always nice to catch up with all the relatives that we don’t get to see often. It’s also getting a lot easier to mingle and enjoy everyone’s company now that the kids can all play together and not get into too much trouble! My parents and my brother were scheduled to visit our house this year, the Sunday after Christmas, but fate had other plans. My brother got hit with the flu and was too sick to leave home. Then as my parents headed out to travel here, they got a flat tire! Since the weather was clear, we decided it would be best not to postpone our get-together, so my husband and I packed up all the food we were going to prepare, loaded the kids, cooler, and gifts in the car, and drove down to my parents’ house instead. It was a bummer that things didn’t go as planned, but I was glad we were still able to spend a nice day with my parents.
New Year’s was pretty laid back as well. We didn’t do anything special New Year’s Eve. Just hung out at home with the kids and stayed up til midnight w/ Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest and Fergie. New Year’s Day we had my brother-in-law’s family over for tacos and games. It was a fun night and the kids enjoyed playing together. Later that weekend we also visited some friends, which was long over due. We’ve had several attempts to get together, where either we or they ended up being sick and had to cancel. Finally we had a fun night together at their house. The adults even got to chit-chat a bit while the kids kept each other entertained.
So, that’s the end of 2009 in a nutshell. Here’s hoping that 2010 brings a lot of joy, happiness, and good health!!!
Thought I’d change things up a bit with a new theme. I’m going to give this one a try. It’s a much simpler layout and I can create a custom header, so that will be a fun project. Hope you enjoy the new look (when it’s finished!).
I haven’t made time to blog about my shopping in a long time. I have a pile of saved receipts that I planned to write about, but since the death of my computer, I’ve pretty much avoided the blog. Not sure when I’ll be officially back up and running, but this week’s shopping was just too good not to write about.
I went to Copp’s on Wednesday, with two transactions planned out. The first included several items from UniLever which got me a $5 coupon off my next order. My second transaction included 10 Kellogg’s items, which will get me the $10 Fuel for School rebate, once I mail in my receipt and UPC’s (which I cut off the boxes soon as I got home!). My first transaction total was $21.96 after sales and double coupons. I got a free loaf of bread and two free boxes of pasta w/ the mayo and pasta sauce I bought. I saved $21.25 (49%) and got that $5 coupon. My second transaction total was $22.04 after sales, $5 off and double coupons. I saved $26.88 (55%) and will be getting another $10 back in the mail! Everything I got is pictured below…
- Cereal, Nutrigrain, Pop Tarts, all on sale 4/$10 – doubled $1off2 MC’s = $1.50 each
- Eggo waffles, on sale 2/$4 – doubled $1off2 MC = $1 each
- Ragu, 2/$4 – doubled $1off2 MC = $1 each plus free pasta
- Lipton/Knorr sides, on sale $1 each – doubled $1off3 MC = 3 for $1
- Skippy, on sale $1.66 each – doubled $1off2 MC = $0.66 each
Today I stopped over at Festival Foods to pick up some sale items and also stumbled on a couple sale + coupon items I hadn’t planned on. I spent $19.73 ansd saved $21.62 (52%). For me, that is really high savings at Festival. I usually don’t see as much savings at Festival as I do at Copps, so I’ve been buying the bulk of my groceries at Copps. I did take advantage of the meat sale last Thursday though and stocked up some steaks and pork roasts for very cheap. Below you’ll see what I picked up today…
- Ken’s Ceasar dressing, on sale $2 – $2 MC from Tribune = FREE
- Pringles, on sale 2/$3 – $1off2 MC = $1 each
- Canned mushrooms, 50% off
- Tuna, 45% off
- Used store coupons for OJ, eggs, JIF, plates, getting all for under $4 total.
My freezer is well stocked w/ meat from consistently buying items only when they are at the best price. I have a pantry overstock shelf in my basement which continues to be full. I sometimes feel like I should just stop shopping for a while, and I might decide to take a week off soon. It’s hard not to go after screening the ads and finding deals though! I secretly hope there will be a week where it just doesn’t seem worth making the trip, so I can force myself to skip shopping for a week and save even more money!
Sorry, no, this is not a deal post. Just something funny I wanted to remember. The kids have gotten into the habit of asking me where we’re going every morning since we always either go to the Y or out to run errands. Today I told the kids we might stop by Sam’s Club to pick up a few things. My son, Sam, looks at me puzzled and says, “My club?”. Too cute.
Seems I’ve dropped off the face of the blogosphere! The reasons for this are many. It’s been a busy summer so far, as you can imagine. The biggest reason though, is that my computer died over a month ago. The motherboard fried and I am reduced to borrowing my husband’s computer to check email, facebook, etc. Not too bad during the day, when it’s just me, but at night we have to share and that just doesn’t leave much time to sit and blog. So, until my computer is back up and running you won’t hear much from me. On a side note, I have been doing quite well w/ the grocery shopping, keeping my spending under $70 most weeks. Copps has been good to me. CVS has been very disappointing lately though and I haven’t set foot in the store in over a month. Hope there are good deals again soon! I’ll need to restock my shampoo supply. That’s all for now. Hope I can get back to regular blogging before the summer is over!