Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Homeland Match-ups 6/29-7/5

Homeland Coupon Policy Found HERE
Johnsonville Fresh Brats or Italian Sausage 19.76oz $2.99
-Use $1/1 =$0.99/1

Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners 16oz 2/$3
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1/2

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper 20pk cans 2/$9

Kraft Salad Dressing 14-16oz 2/$3
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1/2

Kraft Original Mayo or Regular or Light Miracle Whip 30 $2.47
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$2.94/2
-Use $1/1 from 6/19 SS=$0.47/1

Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallon or 12pk $3.99
-Use $1/1 Half Gallon=$1.99/1

Pilgrim's Pride Fresh Boneless Skinless Fryer Breast or Tenders $2.99lb
-Use $1/1 =$0.99/lb (If it doubles) $1.99lb (if it doesnt double)

Bar-S Jumbo Franks 16oz 4/$5
-Use $1/2 from 5/22 RP (Expires 7/3)=$0.50/2

Bar-S Meat Bologna or Cotto Salami 16oz 2/$3
-Use $1/2 from 5/22 RP (Expires 7/3)=$1/2

Land o Frost Premium Thin Sliced Ham or Turkey $3.99
-Use $0.55/1 from 5/15 RP=$2.89

Land o Frost Sub or Wrap Kits $4.99
-Use $1/1 from 6/26 RP=$2.99/1
-Use $1/1 =$2.99/1

Velveeta Cheese Load $3.99
-Use $1/1 from Homeland Coupon Book=$1.99/1

Kraft American Cheese Singles 2/$3
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon Book=$1/2

Best Life Buttery Spread or Spray 8-15oz $1.49
-Use $1/1 = Free/1
-Use $0.50/1 6/12 SS =$0.49/1

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8oz $1.99
-Use $1/2 from 4/17 SS (Expires 7/9)=$1.98/2
-Use $0.40/2 from 4/17 SS(Expires 7/9)=$3.18/2

Dannon Dan-o-nino Danimals or Coolision Yogurt 4-6pk 2/$4
-Use $1/1 (Danimals Product) from 6/5 SS=FREE/1
-Use $1/1x2=$1/2

Sister Schubert's Rolls 11-18oz $2.99
-Use $1/1 from 4/17 SS=$0.99/1

 Imperial Sugar 4lb $2.49
-Use $0.50/1  =$1.49/1

Nabisco Hone Maid Grahams 12.2-14.4oz $2.49
-Use $1/2 from 6/26 SS=$2.98/2

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Candy Bars 6pk 2/$5
-Use $1/2 from 6/26 SS=$3/2

Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows 16oz $0.99
-Use $0.20/2 from 6/26 SS=$1.58/2

Bounty Big Roll Paper Towels 6pk $6.99
-Use $1/1 from 6/12 RP=$4.99/1

Soy Joy Nutritional Bars $0.99
-Use B2G1 Free=$1.98/3

Head & Shoulders $4.49
-Use $1/1 from 6/5 P&G=$2.49/1

Ivory, Zest, or Safeguard 3-4ct Soap $1.99
-Use $1/1 Zest from 5/22 SS=Free/1

Excedrin Pain Relief 40-50ct $4.99
-Use $1/1 Excedrin PM =$2.99 (If on sale)
-Use $0.75/1 from 6/5 SS=$3.49

Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, Cheez-it, Club, Town House, or Snack Crackers 2/$5
-Use $1/2 Town House=$3/2

Nabisco Snack Crackers 7-10oz 3/$5
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1.34/2

General Mills Chex Mix, Gardetto's, Bugles, or Cheerios Snack Mix $1.69
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon Book=$1.38/2
-Use $0.50/2 from  6/12 SS= $2.38/2

Kellogg's Cereals 2/$6
-Use $1/2 from 6/12 RP Raisin Bran=$4/2
-Use $1/3 from 6/5 RP= $7/3

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish 10oz $0.99
-Use $0.75/1 from 6/26 SS=Free/1
Post Cereals 2/$5
-Use $1/1 Shredded Wheat from 6/26 RP=$0.50/1

Lipton Tea 10-24ct 2/$4
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon Book =$2/2
-Use $0.50/1 from 6/26 RP=$1/1

****Homeland Grilling Event****

Buy $20 get $6 OYNO(On your next order) Buy $10 get $2 OYNO June-29-July 12th
**I am posting the ones that have coupons for them**

Farmland Smoked Rope Sausage 14-16oz 2/$5
-Use $0.55/1 = $1.40/1

Edwards Creme Pies $5.99
-Use $1/1 =$3.99/1

KC Masterpiece Marinades 16oz 2/$5
-Use $1/1 from  5/15 SS=$3/2

Glad Freezer or Storage bags 2/$3
-Use $1/2 from 5/22 SS=$1/2

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce $0.89
-use $1/1 from 5/15 SS= Free/2

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 10ct 2/$5
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 RP=$3/2

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quick Grocery Trip and a Day of Fun

This was an impromptu grocery trip so I was a bit unprepared.

1-Imperial Sugar $2.95-$0.50/1coupon=$1.95
2-Hormel Seasoned Meat BOGO $4.49x2-$1/1coupon=$6.98
2-Red Gold Tomatoes with Green Chilies $0.83x2-$1/2coupon=FREE/2
2-Suddenly Salad $0.99-$0.50/2coupon=$0.98/2
2-Lysol Wipes 2/$4(raincheck)-$1/2coupon=$2/2
1-Dawn Dish Soap $1.49-$0.25/1coupon=$0.99/1
1-Eckrich Sausage $2.49-$1/1coupon=$0.49/1
1-RRR meat $5.61-$1/1coupon=$3.61
1-RRR round steak or something similar $4.48-$1/1coupon=$2.28
2-Ronzoni Garden Delight
1-12pk Mug Root Beer $2.63
1-12pk Crush $2.63
Total after coupons: $29.52 I saved $34.64 (56%)

Then the kids had a blast playing with friends:

Our friends even broke out an old school Nintendo! Kids were fascinated with Duck Hunt and Mario! They played for a good 5-6 hours together. The end result was this on the way home:

They woke up when we got home though and once inside and unpacked we had ice cream.Then it was bath and movie time. Little man couldn't last after bathtime and went to bed early.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summary of last week and the week to come

So last week was hectic to say the least. I had to go shopping Friday night for my sons birthday party the next day.  While checking-out the cashier made a mistake and it wouldn't take my mother coupons etc etc. Saturday came and went as planned with cupcakes, children, and presents.
Sunday was our trip with some close friends to a local, well I say local but it's really 40 minutes away or so, anyways to a event that was advertised as free.  Well by free they meant just the admission, almost everything inside you had to pay for.  There were vendors from all kinds selling items and businesses giving away things.

There was a inflatable zone that you had to pay $5 for but was kinda worth the laughs and fun the kids had

Now for this weekend.  Saturday my friend and I are planning, well she's planning I'm hitching along for a yard sale. I would LOVE to get rid of some stuff we don't need anymore, can always use the money to stash away.  Then later the same day is my very first House Party.  I was selected to host a Ball Canning House Party where you learn right a long with me how to can items.  I got my package yesterday and plan on taking a picture of all the goodies once I get my jars I need to purchase tomorrow. Now I have no idea what I am going to be canning yet but my friend is letting me host it at her house and I am super excited even if it is a few people.

So in summary last weekend and this weekend are shaping up to be a really busy time.  I was finally able to get what I hope will be my new coupon and craft area so I don't take up half a room and a table in the living room.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Homeland Match-up 6/22-6/28

The ad is a bit different this week and since I'm not longer getting it early like normally it takes me a few days later than usual.

If you are new to couponing at Homeland be sure to check out the policy

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta 13.2-13,25oz $0.99
-Use $1/2 = Free/2 
-Use $1/1 Garden Delight from 5/15 SS=Free/2

Skinner Pasta 12oz $0.99
-Use $1.00/2 *if included* =Free/2

Hormel marinated pork filets or tendorloins BOGO Free $8.99/2
-Buy 1 @ $4.50 and use $1/1 Hormel Always Tender Product from 5/8 SS=$2.50/1

Farmland Pork Sausage Rolls or Links 12-16oz $1.99
-Use $0.55/1 =$0.89/1

Folgers Coffee 27.8-34.5 $8.49
-Use $0.25/1 from 5/22 RP=$7.99/1

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits $1.49
-Use $1/3 from 4/17 SS=$2.47/3

Kellogg's Cereals 10.8-20oz 2/$6
-Use $1/2 Raisin from 6/12 RP =$4/2

Kellogg's Pop Tarts 12ct 2/$5
-Use $1/3 from 5/15 RP(Expires 6/26)=$5.50/3

Michelina's Authentico or Budget Gourmet Entrees $1.00
-Use $1/5 =$3.00/5

Wish-Bone Spritzer or Salad Dressing 7 or 16oz 3/$5
-Use $0.75/2 =$1.84/2

Ball Park Meat Franks 16oz 2/$4
-Use $0.75/2 =$2.50/2

Eckrich Smoked Sausage $2.49
-Use $1/2 from 5/15 SS=$2.98/2
-Use $1/1 from 5/15 SS=$0.49/1

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mt. Dew 12pk or 6pk bottles (Limit 5) 5/$13= $2.60/1

Tonys Pizza 5/$10
-Use $0.50/3 from 5/15 SS=$5/3
-Use $0.50/1 from 5/15 SS=$1/1

This was a weird ad like I said and it seems they are trying to be more healthy and do meals in their ads to show people how to do cheap meals which I think is an awesome idea, I just like the pictures of the items with the sales.  The ad was a bit light this week so I would think they have more on sale just not advertised perhaps but ya never know.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend Shopping Trips

Wal-mart Trip: 6/17

Now I had to buy stuff for my son's birthday party so it's not normally this big of a trip at Wal-mart. Overall my bill was at over $100 and came down to $59 after coupons and overage. I did notice that the cashier didn't take off the coupon for the Free Lay's so I'll be asking about that as well as some other issues I had.

My Second Walgreens trip was a huge success in my book!
Transaction 1:
Airwick Starte Kit $7.99
-used $4/1 coupon
=$3.99 and I got $3RR
Transaction 2:
2-12pk Angel Soft Toilet Paper 2/$11
2-Purex $3.00
-used $10RR from previous week
Total was $8.53!

Transaction 3:
4-Walgreens Diapers Size 5 $4.99
-Used $2/1 in walgreens book=$2.99 a pack!
1-Hiland Gallon Milk $3.79
1-M&Ms $0.69
-Used $3RR from Transaction 1 & then 4-$1RR from previous week
Total: $6.92

Overall I saved :$61.86
Spent: Roughly $20 as I can't find my first receipt. 

I felt really happy after this trip because I am starting to stockpile toilet paper and diapers and we are all set on HBA items of all kinds so I won't need to buy most of it for awhile.

From a blog I look at everyday!

I frequently visit a blog Melanie in the Middle who also writes for another blog I look at everyday The Coupon Goddess, and today when I looked at her Melanie in the Middle post 25 Things About Me I decided it was a good post to do to keep it going.

She writes: "I read an interesting post on BlogHer the other day that was pretty much a list of what made that blogger unique. The blogger posed a challenge that we look at ourselves and post a similar list on our own blogs which I thought would be interesting. And since I’m sitting here at 11:50pm waiting for two authentic loaves of Greek bread to finish baking so that my thirteen year old can take something impressive to school tomorrow for some type of cultural event, I figured I’d have at it…..", and since she inspires me in other areas I figured I'd follow her lead with doing this as well and it allows you guys as readers to learn who actually posts all the stuff you read.

So here we go!

1. I have such a motherly instinct is extends to other people's children and is apparent when I tend to call them "baby" or "hun" when talking to them instead o by their name. (Not sure if this annoys or makes the parents of the kids feel safe that someone caring is around their kids)

2. I am an old soul inside a semi-young body. I am 24(On July 14th) but as a child in my teens I would rather be crocheting, cross-stitching, or doing some other craft that my husband considers me a "old lady" for.

3. I have extreme social anxiety, I shake like a chihuahua when I get nervous in public places like I'm cold. It's a work in progress

4. I keep most of my intelligence to myself, not that I'm a genius but more so I like to surprise people with what I know or can do.

5.When it comes to my children I have done feats I never thought I could without a second though. I.E. Running towards a wasp to kill it or even a spider(I am deathly afraid of spiders). Isn't it amazing what motherhood does?!

6. I really enjoy the banana pudding at Chinese restaurants.

7. After I had my daughter I learned I had 3 blood clots in the umbilical cord, then learned if these had reached her it would have killed her. I later learned I had a genetic blood "disorder" that I still don't know what it means.

8. I was born and raised in North Carolina(Greensboro) but I live in a little town in Oklahoma. Do I need to stay it takes some getting use to the weather?

9. I gave blood once in high school just to say I did it even though I was under the weight limit I remember being in the chair and holding a friends hand saying "I never wanna have kids" because of the pain with the needle.  Boy..how I underestimated the pain in comparison it was sooo much worse lol

10. I have been married for 5 years(August 17th) and it seems like it's only been a few years now. I still imagine growing old with this man.

11. Couponing became a part of my life in December 2010, now I say a part of my life as it has helped us so much that it is now something even my husband talks to me about.

12. My dream is to own a business and be active in it.

13. Another dream of mine it to find out my genealogy as I barely know anything about my fathers side of the family.

14. My name is Monika and at my high school graduation the Asst. Principal pronounced it Moe-neeka...I was mortified but it's something I get all the time.

15. My favorite food is a chili cheese coney from Sonic.

16. I am a World of Warcraft player as well as a Call of Duty:Black Ops player, now the only time I have time to do either is rare and usually late at night and I fall asleep doing so.

17. I have a huge fear of driving over water and heights....combine those together...double whammy.

18. My taste in movies leans more so towards the action/adventure side, one of my favorite movies is The Last Samurai(although not huge in the category I still like it)

19. I am a Dr. Pepper addict.  **But trying to quit :D**

20. My favorite flower is a Carnation but I couldn't be simple, I like the ones that are dual colored.

21.I enjoy watching all the kid movies multiple times(Seems I watch most of them once a day anyway).

22. I am a cat person and I think my daughter is as well, whereas my son only says "puppy" so it follows his daddy in that aspect.

23.I own over 300 DVDs which we have accrued over a 6 year span at Gamestop(when they had awesome sales), yard sales, a much loved movie rental place went out of business and we stocked up there! So if we never have cable or netflix we'll still be entertained.

24. I'm a chronic note taker but sometimes forget about the notes.

25. I keep my self constantly busy which sometimes leads to being over busy and overwhelmed but I'd have it no other way.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wal-mart Haul

No picture today as I put everything up before I remember to take a picture.

4-Bar-S 16oz Hotdogs $1.00x4-$1/2coupons=$2.00/4
4-Bar-S 16oz Bologna $1.34x4-$1/2coupons=$3.36/4
6-Knorr Lipton Pasta Sides $1.00x6-$0.50/2x3=$4.50/6
1-M&Ms $1.00=$1.00
2-Great Value White Bread $1.25x2=$2.50/2
1-2% Milk Gallon-$4.14=$4.14/1
3-Hamburger Helper $1.68x3-$0.75/3=$4.29/3
1-Oral Pain Medicine $4.76=$4.76
9-Sensodyne Pronamel Travel Toothpaste $0.97x9-$1/1coupons=Free+$0.27overage

Total after coupons was:$27.58 Saved 35%

Homeland Match-up 6/15-6/21

For those new shoppers at Homeland you can find their coupons policy here

I also put the deals I think are good ones in red

Meat Coupons:
Pilgrim's $1/1
RRR-Previous prints no longer available

Breyer's Ice Cream 48oz $2/$6
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon book=$4/2

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper 20pks $4.99(Limit 2 with additional $20 purchase)=$4.99

Best Choice Chunk Cheese 8oz 3/$5

Oscar Mayer Wieners 16oz $1.59
-Use $1/2 5/15 SS=$1.18/2

Advance Fast Fixin' Value bags $5.99
-Use $1/1 =$3.99/1 (Must sign up on the website)

State Fair Corndogs 8-16oz $3.49
-Use $1/1 =$1.49/1  (Cute way to get a coupon)

Borden Natural Slices or Shredded Cheese 6-8oz $1.89
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Book=$1.78/2

Borden Cheese Singles 12oz $1.99
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Book=$1.98/2

Activia or DanActive Yogurt 2/$4
-Use $1/2 6/5 RP=2/$2

Healthy Choice Complete Selections or Cafe Steamers $2.49
-Use $1/1 from All You May=$0.49  (If coupon applies to sale)

Magnum, Popsicle, or Klondike Ice Cream3-24ct $3.88
-Use $1/1 5/22 RP =$$1.88/1

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint $3.99
-Use $1/1 6/12 RP=$1.99/1

Chex Mix or Bugles 3/$5
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Book=$1.34/2

Wisk 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent $8.99
-Use $1/1 =$6.99/1
-Use $2/1 from 5/15 RP=$6.99/1

Ensure Regular or Muscle 4or6pk $6.99
-Use $2/1 from 5/1 SS=$4.99/1

Dial Body Wash or Bar Soap 8ct or 16-18oz 2/$7
-Use $2/1  from 6/12 RP=$1.50/1 or Use 2 and get $3/2

Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce $0.99
-Use $1/1 from 5/22 SS=Free/1

Keebler Town House Crackers 2/$5
-Use $1/2 =$3/2

Del Monte 4pk  2/$4
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Book=$2/2

Crystal Light Drink Mix 8-10ct 2/$4
-Use $1/1 6/12 SS=FREE/1

Imperial Sugar 4lb $2.29
-Use $0.50/1 =$1.29

***Remember the coupon policy has changed and they ask that you tape/put the coupons with the item they are for*** Each store may have a certain way they are doing it so be sure to know before you get to the check-out.

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Stockpile So Far

Now I've only been couponing since December 2010, and have mainly focused on food items, not really stockpiling so much as getting enough food to last 7 people.  A back story on that is my husband, our 2 kids, and I live with my in-laws(mother,father, and sister in-law) in order to help them with their bills etc.  So we share all the food and other items.  I have put the majority of the food right into the cabinets but within the past 2 months I have been able to actually stash a certain amount of food and HBA items.
This is my HBA stockpile, it consists of:
-6 Degree Women Trial Size Deodorant
-7 Degreen Mens Trial Size Deodorant
-4 Bottles Womens Nivea Bodywash
-5 Bottles Gillette Bodywash
-2 Cans Gillette Shave gel
-4 Bottles Herbal Essences Shampoo
-2 Gillette ProGlide Razors
-1 Pack Bic Soleil Razors
-9 Bottles Pert Plus 2-1 Shampoo Trial Size
-2 Suave Deodorant
-1pk Ivory Soap
-3 Tubes of Bath&Body Works Lotion(These were part of a deal I posted about here)
-1 Bottle of Dawn dish soap

We won't stink anytime soon that's for sure!

Now here is more HBA/Cleaning stuff.
-3 Bottles of Clorox Bleach (I paid $5 for all 3 bottles, and this will last me 6-9months or longer
-1 3bar pk Zest Soap
-1 Bic Mens Razors
-3 Bottles Hand Soap from Bath&Body Works from the above lotion deal as well.
-1 4pk White Cloud Toilet Paper

Now this is my food stockpile that stays in the purple totes you see to the side, this is separate from our cabinets that I have set aside.(The less food they see the longer it seems to last)
-3 Boxes of Capn Crunch Cereal
-1 Box Trix
-1 8pk breakfast cereal
-7 Boxes of Hungry Jack Instant Potatoes
-3 Bottles Kraft Ranch Dressing
-1 Can green beans
-1 Can corn
-1 bag rice
-1 Box Act II popcorn
-2 Jars Smuckers Jelly
-1 Bottle Kraft BBQ Sauce
-1 Bottle KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce
-2 Boxes store brand Mac n Cheese
-1 box of Ramen Noodles
-4 Boxes of Tea bags
-2 Boxes Ronzoni Pasta
-4 Bags of chips pictured, shortly after my daughter asked for one and one was also calling my name so now there's 2 left
-1 Cake Mix
-1 Can Diced Tomatoes

Now this is stuff I have gotten in the past 2 months really. I have also started a box of HBA items for the navy soldiers my aunt in law helps with care packages...it's a small box but hey everything helps and makes them feel special:
I will be adding more to the box as more coupons I have traded for come in.  I am not sure if they can actually use the bandaids or not bu if they can't I can donated them to the schools or other places I'm sure.  The soldiers specifically requested no Colgate toothpaste so I am trying my best to get the Sensodyne Pronamel for them but am having little luck with trading for those coupons.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

My very first Walgreen's trip

So a friend and I made our very first and terrifying visit to Walgreen's today.  I had my list, I had all my coupons for said items on the list, I thought I was prepared.  Boy was I wrong. I had a plan going into the store but once I was in there I was in awe and I went super slow with everything and was throroughly confused when I was trying to get all the items needed for the Gillette RR deal. Plus it didn't help they were sold out of it as well.  They were also sold out of the Nivea for Men, which I had planned on getting some to add to the Gillette but alas I digress.
My transactions went as follows:

Transaction 1:
Pampers Size 4-$8.99(Used $1/1 coupon+$2/1 from infant care book)($1RR)
Duracell 4pk $1.99(Used $1/1 coupon)($1RR)
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.99(Used $1/1) ($1RR)
Dawn Dish Soap $0.99
Gillette Bodywash $4.99x5(Used 4-$2/1&1-BOGO free)
Gillette Shave Gel 2/$7(Used $1coupon)
Gillette After Shave $2.99
Bic Soleil Razors $5.99(Used $3/1) ($2RR)
Pepsi 2liter $0.99(I think this gave me a $1 RR)
Total after coupons was: $39.10
I saved:$33.47

Transaction 2
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.99(Used $1/1 coupon) ($1RR
Laffy Taffy $0.15 (Used $2RR)

Transaction 3
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.99(Use $1/1coupon)($1RR)
Laffy Taffy $0.15(Used $2RR)

Transaction 4
Herbal Essence Shampoo $2.99
Total: $3.26

Ok now the one transaction I forgot to use my coupon so she took an extra $1 off something somewhere I was confused at that point and starting to get hot and she seemed awesome so I went with it. 

So basically I spent:$43.10

I now have $15.99 leftover in register rewards for next weeks sale.

The cashier was super nice at the cosmetics counter and she was so welcoming and easy to deal with and very understanding I can't commend her enough for dealing with us newbies there tonight.  At the end she even pulled out a binder of coupons they keep under the desk for their couponers I mean HOW cool is that?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Awesome Mail Day

So today I hadn't expected anything in the mail except some coupons maybe, so I was overjoyed to find all this in my mailbox!
I had emailed Purex asking about their new Free&Clear because I had heard it was just like the ALL Free& Clear and it's cheaper PLUS they are always coming out with coupons for Purex it seems.

I got in the mail from them:
1-$0.35/1 Dial product
1-$0.40/1 Renuzuit product(no candles)
3-$0.50/1 Liquid or Dry Detergent
1-$0.50/1 Soft Scrub product.

Now here's the kicker, I emailed asking for a sample or coupon for the Free&Clear and then sent me these coupons PLUS in the letter they said "We do not maintain a mailing list which allows us to distribute coupons on an on-going basis.  You can however contact us once every 3 months to request a coupon packet". Is that not AWESOME?!?!

Ok I also got:
1-Shampoo&Condition Garnier Fructis (From Wal-mart.com sample page)
1-Tresemme shampoo&conditioner samples
1-Disney Princess Float from cashing in some Swag Bucks
1-Weight Watchers Magazine.(I got this by buying the cookbook at Wal-mart it came with a 1yr subscription for the magazine)

Swag Bucks also tells you if you email a picture of you with your prize they'll give you an additional 10bucks! Hoping they take this picture because my daughter refuses to let go of it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Homeland Match-up 6/8-6/14

Remember that Homeland doubles the first LIKE coupon per transaction. They are now enforcing the couponing 1 transaction per family per day.

Meat Coupons
Pilgrim's $1/1

Ball Park Meat Franks 16oz 2/$4
-Use $1/2 6/5 RP=$2.00/2
-Use $0.75/2 6/5 RP=$2.50/2

Bar-S 16oz Hotdogs $2.99
-Use $1/2 5/22 RP=$3.98/2

Eckrich Smoked Sausage 12-16oz $2.99
-Use $1/1 5/15 SS=$0.99/1

Bar-S Bologna $1.39
-Use $1/2 5/22 RP=$0.78/2

Bob Evans Side Dishes $2.99
-Use $1/1 5/22 SS=$0.99/1

Reames Noodles 12oz $1.69

Coke, Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke 20pk cans $4.99

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr Pepper 2liter bottles 4/$5
-Use BOGO Free from Recyclebank (If you don't already have this you might not receive it by the time the ad is over)=$1.25/2

Nestle Pure Life Water 24pk $3.99
-Use $1/2 5/1 SS=$5.98

Lysol All Purpose Cleaners 2/$4
-Use $1/1 Trigger=Free/$1
-Use $1/2 Disenfecting Wipes 5/22 SS=$2.00/2

Lysol Disinfecting Spray $3.69
-Use $1/1  Disinfecting Spray=$1.69/1

Hefty Trash Bags 18-80 Count $5.99
-Use $0.55/1 4/10 RP= $4.89/1

Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner $3.49
-Use $1/2 6/5 P&G=$4.98/2

Visine .5-.65oz $2.99
-Use $1/1   =$0.99/1
-Use $2/1 =$0.99/1 **if applies to items on sale** 

Aleve 80-100ct $7.99
-Use $1/1 5/22 SS=$5.99/1

Imperial Sugar $2.49 Limit 1
-Use $0.50/1 =$1.49/1 

Keebler Club Crackers 2/$5
-Use $1/2  =2/$3 

Kellogg's Cereals 2/$6 
-Use $0.70/1 = $1.60/1
-Use $1/3 6/5 RP = 3/$7
-Use $1/2 Frosted Flakes OR Rice Krispies =$2/2

Wishbone Salad Dressings or Spritzers 3/$5
-Use $0.75/2 =$1.84/2
-Use $0.50/1 5/22RP= $0.67/1

Lipton Tea or Cold Brew 22-24ct $1.79
-Use $0.50/1 5/22 RP =  $0.79/1

Ragu 16 or 26oz 2/$3
-Use $0.50/1 5/22 RP=$0.50/1
-Use $1/2 5/22 RP=$1.00/2
-Use $0.60/2 5/22 RP=$1.80/2

Kool-aid Envelopes 8/$1
***Cheaper than Wal-mart*** 

Nature Valley Granola Thins, Granola Bars, or Fiber One Bars 2/$5
-Use $1/1 4/17 SS Granola Thins=$0.50/1
-Use $0.50/2 5/1 SS=$4.00/2

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste, or Garden Delight $0.99
-Use $1/2 Start Taste & Garden Delight=Free/2
-Use $1/1 Garden Delight 5/15 SS=Free/2

General Mills Cereals 2/$6
-Use $1/2 =$4/2
-Use $1/1 Wheaties Fuel =$1/1 **if included**

Hellman's Mayo $3.49
-Use $0.25/1 5/22 RP=$2.99/1

Tide 2X Laundry Detergent $11.99
-Use $0.35/1 6/5 P&G=$11.29

Bounty Paper Towels 8ct $9.99
-Use $1/1 6/5 P&G=$7.99/1

Charmin 9rolls $4.99
-Use $0.25/1 6/5P&G=$4.49/1

Crest Toothpaste 6.4oz $2.39
-Use $0.75/1 6/5P&G=$0.89/1

In-store coupons+Manufacturer coupon deals

Teddy Grahams $1.99
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon=$1.49

Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies $2.49
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon=$1.99

Kraft Easy Cheese $3.49
-Use $1/1 in ad coupon=$2.49

Kraft Salad Dressing $1.99
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon
-Use $1/2 5/15 RP=$1.48/2

Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinners, Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinners or Kraft Homestyle Dinners $1.99
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon=$1.49/1

Planters Select Varieties Nuts $2.49
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon=$1.99/1

Capri Sun Pouch Drink $2.39
-Use $0.50/1 in ad coupon=$1.89/1

Taco Bell Taco Sauce 2/$2.50
-Use $0.50/2 in-ad coupon=$2/2

Taco Bell Dinner Kit, Salsa or Queso $1.99
-Use $0.50/1 in-ad coupon=$1.49/1

Taco Bell Taco Shells or Beans 2/$2
-Use $0.50/2 in-ad coupon=$1.50/2

Kraft Cheese (select) 2/$4
-Use $2/2 in-ad coupon
-Use $1/2 Slices HL coupon book=Free/2

Kraft Deli Fresh Cheese $2.49
-Use$0.50/1 in-ad coupon
-Use$1/1 4/17 SS (exp 6/12) or HERE =FREE/1

Jello Temptations $2.49
-Use $0.50/1 in-ad coupon
-Use $1/1 HERE =FREE/1

Philly Cooking Cream $2.99
-Use $1/1 in-ad coupon
-Use $1/1 6/5 SS =FREE/1

Athenos Greek Yogurt 2/$2
-Use$0.50/2 in-ad coupon =$1.50/2

Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese $3.49
-Use $0.50/1 in-ad coupon=$2.99/1

Velveeta Cheese Loaf $4.99
-Use $1/1 in-ad coupon
-Use$1/1 HL Coupon Book=$1.99/1

Kraft BBQ Sauce 2/$2
-Use $0.50/2 in-ad coupon=$1.50/2
A1 Steak Sauce 2/$7
-Use $2/2 in-ad coupon
-Use $1/1 6/5 SS x2=$2.00/2


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Walgreen's Match-up 6/5-6/11

I'll do this ad like I do my other and go page by page.

If you are new to Walgreen's I hands down recommend this breakdown of it, I have never shopped there but feel like I can walk in today and do awesome at it! I even took notes. I will be doing the match-up for exactly how much you will have to pay right then instead of the ones that say "Like paying $x.xx" because you still have to pay the amount right then and get the Register Rewards later. For most ones like the $4/14 deals you have to purchase all 4 so I list coupons you can use to help lower the cost and still get the RR. I am still new to the Walgreens

Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
-Use $1/1 Banana Products x 2 from 5/22 SS
-Or use $1/1 Banana Boat Suncare from June All You Magazine

Revlon Cosmetics Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
-Use $2/1x2 from 5/8 SS
-Or use $1/1x2 Revlon Nail Enamel from 4/10 SS

Blue Diamond Almonds 6oz Buy 1 at $3.59 Get 1 Free
-Use $0.60/2 4/3 SS=$3.29/2
-Use $0.50/2 *sign up for newsletter*=$2.99/2

Breakfast Favorites, Kelloggs Cereal (select) 12-18.2oz, FiberPlus 5pk, Special K 6pk Bars, 8pk Nutrigrain bars, 10-12pk Quaker Oatmeal 2/$5
-Use $0.70/1 x2 Special K Bars 6pk= $3.60/2
-Use $1/2 Special K Cereals =$4/2

All Detergent 28-40loads & Snuggle Fabric Softener 80sheets or 32loads 2/$7 **in ad coupon** Limit 4
-Use $1/1x 2 All 28loads from 6/5 RP=$5.00/2
-Use $0.75/1x2 Snuggle from 6/5 RP=$5.50/2
**Can mix and match**

Comet Cleanser 14oz 1/$2

True Grit DVD *Available 6/7 $17.99
*Most new releases are $19.99+ at Wal-mart*

Register Reward Deals
Planters Nuts, Peanuts16oz, Cashew Halves& Pieces 9.25oz, Mixed 11.5oz, Flavor Grove 6oz 2/$6
-Use $1/2 Grove Nuts from 3/20 SS=2/$5
**Get $2.00 in Register Rewards after paying**

Dinner Favorites-Stouffer's 9.6-12oz, Hot Pockets, Lean Cuisine 9-11.5oz 2/$5
-Use $1/4 Lean Cuisine Product from 5/1SS=4/$9
**Get $1.00 Register Reward after paying**

Glad Trash Bags 25-80pk $6.99
-$1.00 Instant value Coupon
-Use $0.75/1 from 5/1 P&G=$5.24/1

Duracell Batteries $2.99
**Get $1.00 in Register Rewards after you pay**

Coppertone Sun Care $9.99
-Use $1/1 Coppertone Product from 5/22RP =$8.99
**Get $4.00 Register Rewards after paying**

Bic Razors $5.99
-Use $3/1 from 5/1 or 6/5 SS=$2.99
**Get $2.00 in Register Rewards

Nivea for Men Skin Care or Nivea Body Wash 2/$7
-Use $2/1(Body wash) x 2 from 6/5 RP or $2/1 (Face Care)x 2=$3.00/2
**Get $2.00 in Register Rewards after paying**

Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner Buy 1 Get 1 50% off
-Use $1/2 from 6/5 P&G

P&G Promo = Get $10 RR when you buy $30 in participating Gillette items
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor System at $9.89
-Use $4/1 off Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor from 6/5 P&G=$5.89/1
**Get $5.00 in Register Rewards after paying**

Gillette Body Wash $4.99
-Use $2 off Gillette body wash excl trial size from 5/15 RP
-Use BOGO Gillette body wash, max $4.99 from 6/5 P&G=$2.99/2

Gillette Fusion Shave Gel $3.99
-Use $1 off Gillette ProGlide or Fusion shave prep from 6/5 RP=$2.99/1

Gillette ProSeries Skin Care $7.99
-Use $2 off Gillette ProSeries skin care from 6/5 P&G=$5.99

Gillette Deodorant $4.99
-Use $1 off Gillette deodorant from 6/5 P&G
-Use BOGO Gillette deodorant, max $4 from 5/15 RP=$3.99/2

Garnier Fructis Hair Care 4/$14, Shampoo 10.2-13oz & styling 2-8.5oz
-Use $1/1 Shampoo/Conditioner from 6/5RP=$2.50/1
-Use $1/1 Style Product from 5/1 RP=$2.50/1
**Get $4.00 in Register Rewards after paying**

Reach Floss 30 yds, Total Care, Ultraclean or 2 pk Advanced Design Toothbrushes 2/$5
-Use $1 off Reach toothbrush or floss from 4/17 SS=$1.50/1
-Use $1.50/2 Reach toothbrush or floss, 500 ml +from 1/9SS=$3.50/2
-Use $2.50/2Reach toothbrush, floss or access floss, 4/17 SS=$2.50
-Use $0.50/1 Reach toothbrush, floss or access floss, 500 ml + 1/9 SS
-Use $2 off Reach toothbrush, multi pack or (2) singles 5/8 SS
**Get $3.00 Register Rewards when you buy 2**

Colgate Dental Care 2-in-1 or Total Toothpaste or 360 Clean Toothbrush 2/$5
-Use $0.75/1 Toothpaste x 2=$3.50/2
**Get $2.00 Register Rewards after paying**

Unexpected Wal-mart Trip...Again

I know I know that's how it costs ya money, is making those unexpected trips that are rushed.  I had to return a redbox rental before they charged us for it, since we used a freebie code I got. I took my lovely first born with me and was planning on getting some freebies I had gotten coupons from trading for stuff to go in the soldiers care packages my aunt does.
Here goes the breakdown:
1-Pine-Sol $1.97
1-Cutter insect repellent $5.97-$2.00coupon=$3.97
7-Pert Plus 2-1 Trial Size $0.97-$1/1 Coupon=Free+$0.21overage
3-Nexcare Bandaids $1.00-$1.00coupon=Free
1-Sensodyne Pronamel Trial Size $0.97-$1/1coupon=Free+$0.03overage
1-Plastic Pool Toy $1.00
2-Huggies Baby Wipes 72ct $1.97-$1/2coupon= $2.94/2
1-Huggies Flushable $1.72-$1.00/1coupon=$0.72
1-Purex Free&Clear $5.77-$3.00coupon=$2.77
1-Viva Paper Towels $1.97-$0.50/1=$1.47
1-Snuggle Dryer Sheets $1.87-$1/1coupon=$0.87
1-Great Value Mint Cookies $1.34
1-4pk White Cloud Toilet Paper $2.00-$1.00coupon=$1.00

Total before coupons:$37.34
After coupons:23.43($3.59 was tax) 46% Savings at Wal-mart!

Lawry's BZZ Agent Box

If you haven't heard of BZZ Agent, it's an awesome site to be a part of. They offer you campaigns based on surveys etc that you fill out about yourself. I was recently asked to join a Lawry's campaign.  I never know when or if there are boxes coming with them and it was a pleasant surprise today to get one.
I received:

2-Full Size Marinades
1-Seasoning Salt
1-Lawry's Apron
1-Recipe Book
10-Coupons for $0.75/1 8oz Seasoned Salt & $1.00 Lawry's Marinade
As everyone know it's perfect time for grilling so these items will be put to GREAT use in our home. I plan on experimenting  a bit with some chicken at some point and maybe whatever else I can put together.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Homeland Haul

2-2% Milk $4.29=$8.58
2-V8 Fusion 2/$5-$1/2coupon=$3.00/2
2-Kraft Italian Dressing $2.19-$1.50/2=$2.88/2
1-Propel Peach $4.00=$4.00
3-KC Masterpiece Original $0.89-$1.00coupon=Free
2-Knorr Lipton Sides $0.79-$1/2coupons=$0.58/2
4-Sugar $2.79-$0.50/1x4=$9.16
2-Dole Mandarin Oranges $1.19-$0.50/2coupon=$1.38/2
1-Dole Parfait 2/$5-$0.75/1coupon=$1.00/1
3-Smuckers Jelly $1.69- $3.00coupons-$2.07/3
2-Success Rice $2.19-$1/2coupon=$2.38/2
1-Best Choice Chicken Tenders $6.99=$6.99
1-RRR Beef $7.53-$1/1coupon=$6.53
2-Hungry Jack Pancake Mix 2/$4-$1.00coupon=$3.00/2
2-16oz Bar-S Bologna 2/$3-$1/2coupon=$0.50/2
2-16oz Bar-S Hotdogs 4/$5-$1/2 coupon=$1.50/2
2-16oz Bar-S Hotdogs 4/$5-$1/2 (these are the 4pk)=$1.50/2
2-Keebler Townhouse Crackers $2.49-$4.00=$0.98/2
2-Frosted Flakes $2.99-$4.00=$1.98/2
6-Sandies Cookies $2.49-$6.00=$8.94/6
5-Vitamin Water $1.25-$2.00coupon=$4.25/5

Total: $148.17
After Coupons: $77.17 48% Savings

Friday, June 3, 2011

Printable Proof!

So if you follow my page over on facebook Deal Searching Mama these printables are all ones I've posted about. Now I had my printer que full so I wanted to get these off there before I forgot what I had. Sadly my black cartridge is now empty and I didn't even finish.

My point is in just these coupons that I WILL use the ink cartridge has paid for itself.  I literally have $12 in coupons there and that's how much my cartridge costs.  I only post about coupons I think are awesome are usable.  Now my cartridge has lasted me quite a bit because I don't print every coupon I come across only ones I know I can use or trade or give to someone that needs them.

If you guys have any questions feel free to email me with the title BLOG QUESTION (so I know it's not spam) to monikarclark@yahoo.com

Sweet deal on books!

Starting today through June 14, thredUP will pay $5 in swap credits for your used books. You'll also receive a Summer Reading Package worth over $40 for simply recycling used books on thredUP.

Unexpected Wal-mart Trip

My son was out of diapers and I thought I had enough to last til tonight (which would have given me more time to find deals etc) and he had already peed in 2 pairs of underwear by the time I got back so this trip was very very needed. Husband also had a prescription I needed to drop off so it had a dual goal.

I did pick up what you see in the picture and a tricycle for my daughter/son to use(yea right them sharing this is turning out horrible!) and a box of diapers.

Here's the breakdown:

Suave Deodorant $0.97-$0.50/1 coupon=$0.47x5=$2.35
Temptations Cat Treats $1.74-$1.00coupon=$0.74
Tidy Cat Litter $2.12-$2.00coupon(Was from coupons.com no longer available)=$0.12
2 Liter Dr. Pepper $1.25=$1.25
Tricycle $39.00(Oh how I wish I had coupons for this or had ad matched it for cheaper)=$39.00
Hungry Jack Instant Potatoes $1.88-$1.00/2coupon=$2.76x5=$13.80
Luvs Diaper Box $16.97-$1.00coupn=$15.97
Apple Sauce $1.50=$1.50

Total after coupons:$82.03  13% savings

****When checking out at wal-mart and using coupons make sure to pay attention to the screen, if I hadn't I would have missed out on $8 in coupons.****

Now I know this looks like a lot to pay BUT I looked at it like this, those potatoes have an expiration date of June 2012 and every time my husband gets a tooth pulled he eats those for 2-3 days after so that's a box at least and I now have 10 boxes to last a long time.  The tricycle allows entertainment for my kids and this is well worth the $39.00 even though it about killed me to pay it.  The diapers will last me a whole month though and I won't have to worry about it for awhile.  And in closing I shall show you a picture of my son with his too short to ride this legs on the new toy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Homeland Match-up 6/1-6/7

Well guys I got my "early" ad and it was demolished, missing half of every page:
So I'll do my best with this one and I can add more once the ad comes out online tomorrow.

Meat Coupons:
$1/1 Pilgrims
*Hormel Coupons were not showing at this time*
***RRR coupons are no longer available but I did have some saved up from previous prints***

Activia DanActive or Danimals Yogurt 4pks 4/$10
- $1/1 Danimals Product x 4 6/5 SS **Remember only first one doubles**
=$5/4 (4pks)
***Use in-ad store coupon for $3.50/1 Gallon milk and get a gallon of milk for  $0.69****
3 Day Sale
Knorr Lipton Sides $0.79
-$1/3 5/22 RP
-$0.50/2 5/22 RP (One I have)

Blue Bunny 56oz Ice Cream $2.99
-$0.75/1 June All You Magazine
Russett Potatoes 15lb bag $4.99
***No coupon but think it's a deal***

KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce 18oz $0.89
-$1/1 5/15 SS
=FREE/1 *Be prepared for issues with this, they should just adjust the coupon down and it would still be free*

Archway Cookies $1.99
-$2.00/2 In ad coupon

Oscar mayer Deli Fresh Shaved or Carving Boards Meats 7-9oz $2.99
-$1/2 5/15 SS

Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meats 16oz $4.99
-$1/2 5/15 SS

Bar-S Hotdogs 16oz 4/$5
-$1/2 5/22 RP

Bar-S Bologna or Salami 16oz 2/$3
-$1/2 5/15 RP

Fisher Boy Qwick Fish Sticks or Crispy Fish tenders $3.99

Breakstone's Blends $1.00

Sargento Slices 2/$5
-$0.40/2 5/22 SS

Lactaid Milk 64oz $2.99

Marie Callender's Dinner Bakes $4.99
-$1/1 May All You Magazine

Dove, Snickers, or Twix Ice Cream Bars 3-6ct 2/$6
-$1/1 5/1 RP

Angel Soft 9-12 Rolls $4.99
-$0.50/1 5/15 RP

Finish Dishwasher Detergent $3.49
-$0.50/1 (Any) **There are others on there as well but sure if they are included in the sale**

Johnson & Johnson Baby 5-15oz 2/$5
-$1/2 4/17 SS

Huggies Little Swimmers Suncare$6.99
-$1/1 5/15 SS

Degree Deodorant $1.99
-$0.75/1 5/22 RP
= $0.49/1

Suave Professional Hair Care $1.99
-$0.50/2 5/22 RP
= $2.98/2

Dole Fruit Bowls 2/$5
-$0.50/1 5/15 SS

Nutella 26.5oz $4.99
-$1/1 3/27 RP

Mahatma Jasmine White Rice 2lb $1.99
-$0.50/1 5/1 RP

Kibbles n Bits or Meow Mix 14.2-17.6oz $10.99
-$1.50/1 5/22 RP
= $9.49/1

Farm Rich Meal $4.99

V8 Splash or Fusion 6pk or 48-64oz 2/$5

Buy 5 and get $5 off at register 

Keebler Town house or snack crackers $2.49 
-$1.00 x 2 (In store promotion)

Kellogg's Pop tarts 12ct $2.49
-$1/3 5/15 RP
-$1.00 x 3 (In store promotion)

Keebler Sandies & Famous Amos Cookies $2.49
-$1.00 (In store promotion)
=$1.49/1 (Awesome price these are normally $2.50 at walmart)

Kellogg's Cereal $2.99
-$1/3 5/15 RP
-$1.00x3 (In store promotion)
-$1/2 Frosted Flakes
-$1.00x2 (In store promotion)

The In Ad coupons are now marked as Manufacturer Coupons and therefore cannot be combined with other coupons as before.  They will double though!  It lists in the ad the price after the coupon etc.