Sunday, July 31, 2011

Moving AGAIN!!!!

Well back in June of 2010 we moved back to Oklahoma and in with my in-laws.  We did so to help them and us at the same time. It's been a year of hard times getting a long but we made it through and are now able to move out into our own place again.  We stumbled upon a 3 bedroom-1bathroom house right next door to our best friends. Now I know some might say moving next door to your best friends would cause issues eventually, I don't think it will at all, we both know each other well enough I think that we know what will irk the other and such.  Now my goal is to sell enough cards(husband has a big magic the gathering collection) and various other things I know I can do without.

Couponing comes into play yet again, there have been some awesome coupons lately, most of them expiring 7/31 so I made a last chance trip to try and use some more of them.

It breaks down like this:
Crayola Colored Pencils-$1.30
Roseart 24pk crayons-$0.45
3-Coloring Books-$1.00=$3.00
3-Boxes of candy-$1.00=$3.00
4-Cascade 3pk $0.97=$2.91-3-$1/1coupons=Free+$0.09overage
5pk Take N Toss cups-$2.96
Colored Goldfish-$0.98
2-Old Spice BW $0.97=$1.94-$1/2coupon=$0.94/2
2-Bengay $4.98=$9.96-2-$5.00/1printable coupon=Free+$0.04overage
Tortilla chips-$1.50
10-Vitamin Water $0.88(Price-matched Target)=$8.80
Pantene Shampoo-$2.84-Facebook Free coupon=FREE
Herbal Essence Shampoo $3.78-Facebook Free coupon=FREE
12pk Water $2.64
Newspaper $2.00

Total after coupons $31.87($4.52in taxes)

I felt pretty good walking outta there with all that for that much. I have been able to get about 12 packs of those 3pk Cascades and the awesome thing is this week there is another coupon I use on the same thing! The cool thing is the house we are renting has a dishwasher so these are going to save us a bit of money!

Now the coloring books were an awesome deal for me as well since the kids love to color and since school stuff is on sale, we all know how easy a 3 year old breaks a crayon. At $0.45 a box I might have to pick a few more to stash back ya know.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Homeland Ad Match-up 7/27-8/2

Homelands coupon policy can be seem here

**I really like the way they did this ad, it's not so huge page wise and is done like a Wal-mart ad size wise**

Pilgrim's Pride Whole Fryers $0.79lb
-Use $1/1 (previous print) I couldn't find the coupon on the website anyone though

They are doing the Buy 10 Kellogg's/Keebler items get $5/10 so use the coupons listed below to help with this deal:

Keebler Chips Deluxe, E.L. Fudge or Fudge Shoppe, Gripz or Right Bites $2.49($1.99 if you buy 10)
-Use $0.75/1 (Granola Fudge Bars, if included)=$0.99/1 ($0.49/1)
-Use $1/2 Keebler Cookies (If available, I am not seeing it)=$2.98/2 ($1.98/2)

Kellogg's Cereals $2.49($1.99 wyb 10 items)
-Use $1/2 Corn Flakes =$2.98/2 ($1.98/2)
-Use $1/2 Cocoa Krispies/Rice Krispies =$2.98/2 ($1.98/2)
-Use $1/2 Raisin Bran =$2.98/2 ($1.98/2)
-Use $1/3 Kellogg's Cereals=$5.47/3($3.97/3)

Keebler Kids Grahams or Town House Crackers $2.49($1.99wyb 10)
-Use $1/3 Keebler products=$5.47/3($3.97/3)

Kellogg's Bars or Fruit Snacks/Poptarts $2.49($1.99wyb 10)
-Use $2/3 Previous print=$5.47/3($3.97/3)
-Use $1/3=$5.47/3($3.97/3)

Kellogg's Waffles *Unknown Price but also included in sale*
-Use $1/3 Eggo Waffles

Banquet Meals $1.00
-Use $0.50/2 (code 63829897)=$1.00/2

Best Choice Shredded Cheese $1.88
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon Book=$1.76/2

Kraft or Breakstone's Sour Cream 16oz 2/$3
-Use $1/1 from 6/19 SS=Free/1

Crest Toothpaste 6.4oz $2.19
-Use $0.75/1 from 7/3 P&G=$0.69/1

Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush $1.79
-Use $2/2 from 7/3 P&G=$1.58/2

Opti-Free Contact Solution Value pack 20 or 24oz $14.99
-Use $2/1 =$12.99/1
-Use $3/1 from 7/24 RP (If the boxes are 2-10ozbottles)=$11.99/1

Nair Hair Remover Cool Gel $4.99
-Use $3/2 =$6.98/2

Nature Valley Thins, Snack Bars, or Fiber One Snack Bars 2/$5
-Use $0.75/1 Granola Thins from 6/26 SS=$1/1

Malt-o-Meal Cereal 2/$4
-Use $1/2 =$2/2

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks 2/$4
-Use $0.60/2 =$2.80/2

Bounty Basic Paper Towels Single Roll 10/$10
-Use $0.25/1 form 7/3 P&G=$0.50/1

Puffs Tissue 100ct 10/$10
-Use $0.25/3 from 7/31 P&G=$2.50/3

Bounty Napkins 50ct 10/$10
-Use $1/1 from 6/5 P&G(Expires 7/31)=Free/1
-Use $0.25/1 from 7/31 P&G=$0.50/1

Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher 4pk 10/$10
-Use $1/1 from 7/3 P&G (Expires 7/31, limit 4 per trip)=Free/1

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 1ct 10/$10
-Use $0.75/1 Home Made Simple Coupon=Free/1

Farmland Pork Sausage Rolls 3/$5
-Use $0.55/1=$0.57/1

Farmland Smoked Rope Sausage $2.99
-Use $0.55/1 =$$1.89/1

4 Day Sale 7/30-8/2

Best Choice Eggs Dozen $0.88
-Use any raincheck, has $0.50/1 dozen eggs=$0.38/1

Imperial Sugar 4lb $1.99 (Limit 1)
-Use $0.50/1 =$0.99/1

There is also a meat sale going on the same days and there are the Hormel coupons you can use. :D

Happy Shopping! Share your deals and finds over at Deal Searching Mama

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Day in the Life

As you can tell if you frequent the blog that couponing seems to have taken over my life, since the name of my blog is The Adventures of a Mother but every post seems to be about couponing or saving money.  This is because this is what my life is filled with everyday.  Everyday I come in contact with coupons or a way to save money. I am going to try to gear the blog to be more open but there will still be the weekly store match-up that I do but will try and add more family saving info. 

Just today I was able to get a YEAR subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine via Recyclebank, which is a free to join website that teaches you how to be more green in your home and you earn points you can redeem for other items.  So far I've been able to get coupons for Coke products, which are rare where I live.

Now for the couponing, I order whole inserts via Insert Insanity because my town doesn't get Redplum at all and even then our coupons are sometimes crappy as compared to the ones I get from them. I am a bit behind and now have 2 weeks of coupons to cut, but no worries as I know I'll get them done.

As some of you may have known my birthday was July 14th, for my birthday I went to see the LAST Harry Potter movie, a nerd yes I know. My husband watched the kids so I could even go to the midnight release and wait in a long line just to see it. It was well worth it of course.  My friend also paid for a ticket for us to see New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys!  Now our seats were so high up I literally began having a panic attack when the lights went out and I saw where we were suppose to sit, luckily we were able to sneak and find seats on the ground level (don't worry they stayed empty the whole concert so we didn't steal seats).  My camera took the crappy pictures but I can't wait to see my friends, her camera is an awesome one and I know she got good ones. The most exciting part is, Nick and Brian from Backstreet Boys walked right down our isle literally 2 seats away from us.

The very same weekend my friend has her daughter's 1st birthday party!
This is the birthday girl, is she not ADORABLE! Love this little girl, always makes me smile when I'm around her.  Now my friends grandpa had an amazing camera that made me so jealous but took amazing pictures.

This is my little mini-me, I saw this and instantly had a little freak out at how cute it was!
This is the girls swimming, they are best friends to the max and cry and scream when separated and constantly ask us the next time they will see each other, it's so cute though.

Now since my son likes to get up sooo early now he gets to watch his Blues Blues on Netflix by himself, now guys this is the only time he does what you see in the video which he first did yesterday but I was too slow to get to the camera to record it. He's also just starting to really put words together and make sentences which is fun to decode and cute altogether. **Click on the word video to see the video since it's not showing up when I try to add it video the add video from youtube**

I've also been working on bows and such for my "business" , I say business like that since I haven't taken off with it yet but here's a picture of the felt bow centers or snap clip felts I ordered that I can't wait to use!

So on today's agenda we have laundry, cleaning possibly, tending to the kids as always, coupon cutting, and crafting once the kids go to bed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Homeland Ad Match-up 7/20-7/26

Homeland Coupon Policy can be found here

**Kellogg's or Keebler Event**-Buy 10 and save $5 with the ad coupon

Kellogg's Cereals 2/$5
-Use $0.70/1 from 7/10 RP=$1.10/1
-Use $2.25/3 from 7/10 RP=$5.25/3
-Use $1.50/2 from 7/10 RP=$3.50/2
-Use $3/5 Special K products=$9.50/5

Keebler Chips Deluxe or Fudge Shop Cookies 2/$5
-Use $1/2 =$3/2

Kellogg's Snack Bars, Fruit Snacks, or Pop tarts 2/$5
-Use $2/3 printable poptarts(previously available)=$5.50/3

Kellogg's Eggo Waffles 10ct 2/$4
-Use $1/3 peelie=$4/3

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

There's tons of scenarios for this deal but in the end you have to buy just 10 of the items to use the $5 coupon.

State Fair Corn Dogs $6.99
-Use $1/1 (I believe, haven't printed yet) = $4.99

Farmland Rope Sausage $3.29
-Use $0.55/1 =$2.19/1

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

Michelina's Entrees $1.00
-Use $1/5 =$3.00/5

Jose Ole Mexi-Minis or Taquitos $3.99
-Use $1/1 16oz+ =$1.99/1
-Use $1/1 mini tacos (if applies) =$1.99/1

Crest Premium Toothpaste $2.99
-Use $0.75/1 from 7/3 P&G=$1.49/1

Scope Mouthwash 710 or 750ml $3.19
-Use $1/1 from 6/12 RP=$1.19/1

Aleve Pain Relief 24 or 48 ct $3.49
-Use $1/1 (40ct+) from 5/1 SS=$1.49/1

Pantene Shampoor or Conditioner $3.49
-Use $3/2 from 6/19 SS=$3.98/2
-Use $1/2 from 7/3 P&G=$4.98/2

Secret or Old Spice Deodorant $2.19
-Use $1/2(Secret) from 7/3 P & G=$2.38/2
-Use $1/2 (Old Spice) from 7/3 P & G=$2.38/2
-Use BOGO(Buy Old Spice deodorant get bodywash free) from 6/5 P & G

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, Garden Delight, or Smart Taste Pasta $0.99
-Use $1/1 (Garden Delight) from 5/15 SS=Free/1

Kool-aid 8/$1
-No coupons but still a good deal at $0.13/1

Post Cereals or Treats 2/$5
-Use $1/1Shredded Wheat from 6/26 RP=$0.50/1

Hershey's Genuine Chocolate Syrup $1.59
-Use $1/2 (not sure what insert)=$1.18/2

Mars Candy 2/$1
-Use $0.75/2 from 7/10 RP=Free/2
-Use $1/3 Musketeers from 6/26 RP=Free/3
-Use $0.50/2 Musketeers from 6/26 RP=Free/2

Nabisco Oreo or Nutter Butter Cookies $2.99
-Use $1/2 =$4.98/2 (Coupon says DND)

Planter's Peanut Butter 2/$3
-Use $0.50/1 from Extra Savings Flyer=$1 (if DND) or $0.50/1 (if it doubles)

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets 2/$3 ($2/2 if you get 2)
-Use $0.50/1 from Extra Savings Flyer=$1.50/2
-Use $1/1 tearpad=Free/2

Taco Bell Sauce 2/$3
-Use $0.50/1 from Extra Savings Flyer =$1/1

**Also half gallons of milk are $1.69, buy 2=1gallon for $3.38

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Birthday!

24 years ago at around 9:34am I was born! Now for my birthday I don't think I even asked or told anyone I wanted anything but my mother in law remembered I had asked for re-usable bags for Mother's Day so she gave me $30 and told me to go for it basically.  She watched the kids while I went to Wal-mart and got the stuff below:
I bought 2 large bags and 4 Wal-mart ones for a total of $11.  Those patterned ones are HUGE as well so well worth $3 each to me.  Overall I only spent $36.49 on what you see here. The Lysol Wipes were $2.48 each and I saw this BOGO packs on an endcap for the same price so I got 2 of those and used my coupon.

My husband watched the kids this morning so I could take a much needed bath and relax, it worked so well I was sleepy by the time I got out.  Tons and tons of people on facebook wished me a happy birthday, some I never talk to so yay for the glory that is social networking.

My sister in law has paid for my ticket to see Harry Potter at tonight's midnight release. Then my close friend has paid for a ticket to see New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys on Sunday...can you say EXCITED! So happy. 

Awesome Vitamin Coupon

Betty Crocker usually has some awesome coupons on it every month, this is a prime example which I have never seen on the site. It's really worth signing up for.

If you didn't click on the live above here it is: CLICK HERE

Monday, July 11, 2011

Homeland Ad Match-ups 7/13-7/19

Homeland Coupon Policy can be found here

Ok the BOGO works as You buy the two items and get them half off, you can also only get one item and still get it at the half price. Here we go!

Kraft Salad Dressing 14or16oz BOGO $3.39(They will ring up at $1.70)
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$1.39/2

Crystal Light Drink Mix BOGO $3.99 (Rings up at $2.00)
-Use $1/1 from 6/12 SS=Free/1 or use 2coupons=$0.99/2

Libby's Canned Vegetables BOGO $1.25(Rings up $0.63)
-Use $1/4 from previous print=$0.52/4

Fishery Boy Qwick Sticks or Shrimp Poppers BOGO $10.99($5.50/1)
-Use $0.75/1 =$4.00/1

El Monterey Tornadoes $2.29
-Use $1/1 from 5/1=$0.29/1

Sunny D Gallon or 6ct $2.88
-Use $0.55/1 =$1.78

Old Orchard 100% Juice Blends 12oz $1.29
-Use $1/4 =$3.16/4

Kraft Original Mayo or Miracle Whip 30oz $2.29
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$2.58/1
-Use $1/1 from 6/19 SS=$0.29/1

Wisk 2X 26 or 32 use $4.99
-Use $2/1 from 6/26 RP=$2.99/1

Gerber Graduate Puffs 2/$3
-Use $1/2 =$1.00/2

 Gerber Graduate Entrees $1.99
-Use $1/1 =Free/1

Gerber Lil Meals or Pasta Pick-ups $0.99
-Use $0.55/1 =Free/1

Secret or Old Spice Deodorant $1.99
-Use $1/2 from 7/3 P&G =$1.98/2
-Use B1G1 free(Buy Old Spice Deodorant Get Old Spice Bodywash Free) from 6/5 P&G

V8 Splash BOGO $3.29($1.65/1)
-Use $1/2 from 6/5 SS=$1.29/2

Kellogg's Cereals BOGO
-Use coupons from here =prices may very

Kellogg's Pop Tarts BOGO
-Use $2/3

Who Nu? Cookies $2.39
-Use $1/1 from 7/10 SS=$0.39/1

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Last nights trip

So I had to go get some groceries for the house for a little bit.
Jet Puff Marshmallows-$0.99
-Use $0.20/2=$1.58/2

Hershey's 6pk 2/$5
-Used $1/2=$3/2

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest $1.49
-Used $1/2=$0.98/2

Lipton Cold Brew-$4/2
-Used $1/2=$2/2

Post Shredded Wheat Cereal $3.29
-Used $1/1=$1.29

Gerber Graduate Meal $2.19
-Use $1/1=$0.19/1

Nabisco Wheat Thins 3/$5
-Used $1/2=$2.32/2

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

Danimals Yogurt 2/$4
-Used $1/1=Free/1

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs 2/$3
-Used $1/2=$1/2

Hidden Valley Ranch 2/$5
-Used $1/1=$0.50/1

Kraft Italian Dressing 2/$5
-Used $1/2=$3/2

Chex Mix-$4.98/2
-Used $1/2=$2.98/2

2% Milk $4.23

Pilgrims Boneless Skinless Breasts $4.40
-Used $1/1=$2.40

Johnsonville Brats $2.99
-used $1/1=$0.99

Imperial Sugar $2.49
-Used $0.50=$1.49

Ozarka 24pk water $3.49

Ozarka 6pk $2.45
-Used $1/1 wyb 24pk=$0.45/1

3 Musketeers -$0.79
-Used $0.50/2=$0.58/2

A total savings of $67.19 61%

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Don't forget about the other Homeland Ad!

Now commonly they use to have them in stores but I am finding them less and less, BUT you can always find it online. It runs monthly, this one ends July 9th.

Breakstone's Zesty Blends Sour Cream 2/$3
-Use $1/1 from 6/19 SS=Free/1

Kid Cuisine $2.29
-Use $1/2 (Code=63829897) =$2.58/2

Hot Shot $2.99
-Use $1/1 =$0.99/1

Gerber Graduates Finger Foods $1.95
-Use $1/2 =$1.90/2

Gerber Graduates Entrees $2.19
-Use $1/1 =$0.19/1

Nesquik Powder 21.8oz $3.99
-Use $0.75/1 =$2.49/1

Homeland Ad Match-up for 7/6-7/12

Your coupon policy for Homeland can be found here

Best Choice Shredded Cheese 6or8oz 4/$5
-Use $1/2 from Homeland Coupon Book=$0.50/2

Bob Evans Side Dishes $2.99
-Use $1/2 =$3.98/2
-Use B1G1 Free and you can then get $3.98/3

Lloyd's BBQ 18oz $4.69
-Use $0.75/1 from 6/26 SS=$3.19/1

Fisher Boy Qwik Fish Sticks 8oz 3/$5
-Use $0.75/1 =$0.17 (I haven't printed this to know for sure if it's for $0.75/1 or $0.75/2)

Tyson Any'tizers or Chicken Tenders 2/$6
-Use $1/1 Any'tizers Wings from 5/22 SS=$1/1

Dean's Dips 12 or 16oz 2/$3
-Use $1/2 =$1/2

V-8 V-Fusion 46oz 2/$5
-Use $1/1 V-Fusion+Tea =$0.50/1
-Use $1/2 V-Fusion =$3.00/2

Pedigree Small or Large Breed Dry Dog Food 15.9 or 20lbs $12.99
-Use $1/1 =$10.99/1

Duracell Batteries 2-10ct $5.99
-Use $0.50/1 from 7/3 P&G =$4.99/1

Secret or Old Spice Deodorant $2.19
-Use $1/2 Secret from 7/3 P&G=$2.38/2
-Use $1/2 Old Spice from 7/3 P&G=$2.38/2

Nabisco Teddy Grahams 2/$4
-Use $1/2 from 6/19 SS=$2/2

Crystal Light Drink Mix 2/$5
-Use $1/1 from 6/12 SS=$0.50/1

Nesquick Syrup $1.49
-Use $0.50/1 from 6/5 RP=$0.49/1

Hormel Compleats 2/$4
-Use $1/1 =Free/1

Charmin 12ct $6.99
-Use $0.25/1 from 7/3 P&G=$6.49

Tide 2X 48-64loads $11.49
-Use $0.50/1 from 7/3 P&G =$10.49/1

Tampax Pearl Tampons 18 or 20ct $3.99
-Use $1/1 from 7/3 P&G=$1.99/1
-Use $3/2 from 6/5 P&G=$4.98/2

Don't forget about this ad as well that runs monthly: see matchups here: