Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Clearance

Stopped into Target yesterday (before getting the call that a little girl was throwing up), and found that the Christmas area was 75% off. It was packed with people and product. In fact, it looked like it did before Christmas! Aisles and aisles of stuff.

I left it all. I am still working my way thru 90% off wrapping paper and gift bags from a few yrs ago!!

Toys have also begun their markdowns. Target resets each dept twice a yr and toys are done in January and July. Most of the clearanced toys were 50% off, but will go 75% off in a few weeks.

One that I did notice was the Smart Cycle Extreme for $44.xx and the games were $14.xx. Other than that, I did not look too closely. 50% off is meaningless for me.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Back At It!!

Hello all!!

October is over.
November is over.
December is just about over.

Clearly, I have been busy as I haven't gotten a chance to update this at all!!

Let's see...November and December were very good for Scentsy sales. January is fast approaching and will be twice the 1/2 off items for hostess'. A great time to stock up on gifts for cheap!!

Oh Cub. I rarely go to this store. It is just too expensive. However, yesterday, I needed a few items for Christmas at grandmas and decided to just run to Cub instead of Target. I should have known better. On my list: items for little reubens.

Carl Budding pkt's of corned beef: Target price .54, Cub price .79
Hillshire Farm's pastrami: Target price $3.04, Cub price $3.99
Pepsi products: Target price .99/12pk after Target coupon, Cub price $1.88 after coupon

On to this week in the shopping dept.

Sobe Life Water: 10/$10. Get a $5 gift card wyb 10, so it is like .50 each if you start rolling gift cards.
Avocado's: .69 each. Great price considering when they are "in season" they are .99 each
Oscar Meyer Deli Fresh meat: $2.74 - $1/1 Target cpn = $1.74. Regular Target price is $3.04, regular Cub price is probably $3.34
Archer Farms Chips: $2.29 - .75/1 target cpn = $1.54 per bag

Christmas Clearance has started at Target. I am only looking for a tree though. I think I have paper from 3 yrs ago when it went 90% off yet!!! Clearance is currently at 50% off and it looks like it does not include the colored totes this time around.

There is a Tide Stain Remover cpn in the PG insert today that is a good one. They are on sale for $5 at WalMart and the cpn is a $3/1.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October is Fire Prevention Month

Every year over 18,000 fires are started by careless candle users. 150 people die in those fires and over $500 Million of damage is done. Crazy huh??

A company called Scentsy Wickless has a solution though. Their products are completely safe. The system consists of a warmer and a chunk of wax. The warmers are heated with a low voltage, 25 watt lightbulb. It is plenty of heat to melt the wax. The wax is a food grade pariffin wax that has a low melthing point. When fully melted, the wax will not get above 125 degrees. What this means is, even if a child spills the wax on their skin, it won't burn them. Regular candle wax can, and often does, cause 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

Just because you have kids, pets, or are clumsy doesn't mean that you can't have a good smelling house!! With 80 scents and warmers that fit any decor, they are perfect for everyone!!

Want to view a catalog?
Want to have a party? Contact me!!
Want to have a dual party? A candle party and a wine party? We can do that too!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Looks like I will make a trip to Fbo this week.

.99/lb Pork Shoulder Roast

They are having a 6hr sale on Saturday, Oct 3rd. Lots and lots of great prices!!

To check out their ad, use zip code 55021.

Grocery Shopping this week

Best Apple Price:
Rainbow Foods, Honey Crisp, $1.29/lb

Best Hamburger Patties:
Target (AV South) has the 93/7 lean patties for $1.99 thru tomorrow. Normal price is $3.99. They are short dated, but if tossed in the freezer, they will be fine.

Best Chicken Price:
Cub Foods. Hard to believe. $6.99 for each 20 oz boneless/skinless breast pkg. Use 2 $1.50/1 expired mfg's and 1 Cub BOGO (in ad) for a final price of $3.99 for 2 pkgs.

Best Milk Price:
Target, $1.79/gallon

Best Broccoli Price:
Rainbow, .99/head

Best Cereal Deal:
Cub, $1.75 General Mills Cub coupon. There are various mfg's out there on printable sites, ranging from .55/1 to $1/1.

Best Pudding Price:
Target, Hunts 4pks, .90 each. ($1.27 at Cub)

Best Coke Price:
Target, 4/$11 or $2.75 per 12pk.
WalMart (eagan for sure) $4.98/24 pk

If you did not get a paper today, do so. The Star Trib has over $200 worth of cpns in it. I haven't picked up a PP yet to compare cpns.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Prints

From a friend:

Get TONS of free prints by going to this site.

If you are already a member at one site, clear your cookies and create a new account. It is that easy. :)

Oh, and yes, you get free shipping at Snapfish, too. Use "FREELABOR" as your code.

Kohls Online Codes


PERKSPOT100 (non-Kohls Charge) 15% off (Valid for orders of $100.00)
AUGUST15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 8/19 - 9/15
MYMVC15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 8/19 - 9/15
FALL15 (Kohls Charge) Save 15% valid 9/16-9/23
SAVE20AUG (Kohls Charge) 20% off (Valid for orders of $100.00)
SAVE30 (Kohls Charge) 30% off Valid 9/16-9/23

Note: percent-off coupon codes do not stack


MVC9983 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/9-9/15/09
MVC6560 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/11-9/16/09
MVC9862 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/17-9/23/09
MVC6920 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/24-9/30/09
MVC5810 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 9/26-10/2/09
MVC8283 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Valid 10/2-10/8/09

MVC7250 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Exp. ??

Monday, August 31, 2009

Peaches and Pears

Peaches are .99/lb at Target this week.
I also found them for .99/lb at the Bloomington WalMart that just re-opened. I hae about 5 lbs here that need to be jammed up. Maybe tonight yet.

Grandma found lugs (14lbs) of pears at Hunts in Faribault for $6. Killer price on them!! I can't share a recipe for the pears b/c she is going to can them while we are at the cabin.!

Sam's Club

Saturday, I was at Sams Club and found the boneless pork tendorloins for $1.89/lb. They are just plain, not marinaded.

I picked up a 9 lb one for $12.xx. I cut it into smalller pieces, vacuumed sealed it, and froze it.

For a price comparison, Cub has the marinaded tenderloins for $6.99. I think they are 24 oz? Not a very good comparsion since I am not 100% sure on their price! But, I do know that the Sam's price is the cheapest I have seen it in a long time.

Really? A week already?

Time flies! We had a crazy busy week last week with a garage/bake sale, canning, rental turn overs, and life in general!

Today, we were equally busy, but I did want to share a recipe.

Chocolate Zucchini Bread:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the zucchini and chocolate chips. Mix until blended, either by hand or with a mixer. Fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased bread pan.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
* I used 2 zucchini and ended up with 6 cups of zucchini. I made 4 loaves total and will freeze them.
* Do not peel the zucchini, just shred it up!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Amy needs a post here everyday, so here is todays!!

Baby area free's:
Gerber Clear, Single Pack bottles are .99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator. Cpn takes off $1, not .99, so you end up with .01 overage. No beeps.

Johnson & Johnson Buddy Bars are .97 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator for J&J toiletries. Cpn takes off $1, not .97, so you get .03 overage. No beeps.

Food area free's:
Banana's are .56/lb. Put .50 worth in your bag and use the .50 off TQ in the generator.

Artisan Mini Loaves are .99 each (in the deli area). Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator. Cpn takes off .99, not $1, so you get nada in the overage dept.

SpongeBob toothbrushes are clearanced to $1.81 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator and the $1/1 mfg pdf (comment here if you need it) for .19 overage. No beeps on either cpn.

SpongeBob toothpaste is TPC'd until 8/31 for $1.99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ in the generator and the $1/1 mfg pdf (again, comment for it) for .01 overage. No beeps.

Other business:
Quaker items are B5G$5 gift card. The True Delights granola bars are $2.44 this week.

x 5
-$ 5.00 ($1/1 mfg on x 5)
$7.40 out of pocket + a $5 gift card in your pocket.

Target has recently installed CATALINA machines at the checkouts. They are the machines that spit out the cpns if you buy the right things. Today, I bought 2 boxes of Honey Nuts and got a $1.50/3 TQ out of the machine.

x 2
-2.00 ($1/1 TQ x 2)
-1.10 (.55/1 mfg IP x 2)
$3.90 for 2 of the big boxes. Almost like getting one free.

That's all for now folks!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Target Coupons

Check the generator for the newest Target Coupons. Most are baby cpns, pampers, huggies, bottles, etc.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cashback at

A while back, did a cashback along with Ebay. I got some Cub gift cards from Ebay for around 25% off the face value. I got Starbucks gift cards for around 33% off face value. It was perfect timing. It was around Christmas when the coffee is greatly needed around here!!!

Anyways, is doing cashback right now. Go to the site, type in what you are looking for. I did Nike. A list comes up with all the stores. Click on the one that has the CASHBACK logo next to it. I am pretty sure it was the Eastbay store for this search. Look thru the stuff, get great prices.

Running Shoes

Hopefully that link works as an example. If you can see the little + sign next to the total, click on it and it will drop down a menu. It will explain the savings there.

How do I get my cashback? You can request it once you have more than $5 in the acct. I have always just had it Paypaled to me, but I am pretty sure you can request a check.

Have at it!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dinner Tonight

Noodles with Pesto
Cheese Bread

.87 box of pasta at Target
.30 olive oil
.00 Basil
.00 Oregano
.10 Parm cheese
.00 Archer Farms bread
1.00 Cheese
.00 Cucumbers from garden
$2.27 total for 4 people.

Fisher Price $5 Coupon

Register once.
Once you have printed, paste the addy back in the toolbar and print again. I printed 20.
The addy you will paste is the page that has the print button on it.

Week of August 16th Cub Foods

2 ltrs of Coke are .77 each. Limit yourself to 2 please!! (Rainbow has them for .89 each, I would price match at Target)

GNP Fresh Whole Chicken Cut up, $5.99. 52 oz pkg. Use the expired $1.50 GNP printable.

Week of August 16th Rainbow Foods

I rarely shop Rainbow, but this week, they have the lowest price for milk and peaches.

Peaches: .99/lb (I am going to price match these at Target if Target has the California brand)
Milk: $1.68/gallon

Sweet Corn: 8/$2. Cheapest price in the metro. Pahls is $5/dz, Target is $4/dz, Cub, I haven't checked yet.

Target Week of August 16th

Printable Target Cpn Generator:

Looks like a decent wk at the good ole bullseye!!!

Archer Farms Artisan mini loaves. Located in the deli area by the rest of the AF artisan bread. They are in baskets and are .99 each. Use the $1/1 TQ to make them free.

General Mills Cereal Cups. Located in the cereal aisle. They are $1 each. Use the $1/1 TQ to make them free. If you have any $1 off any GM cereal mfg cpns, you will make a $1 on each combined set of cpns. That is $1 overage that will be applied to the rest of your bill.

Bulk Apples. There is a TQ for $1/lb of bulk apples. Most of the apples are $1.49/lb. Put under a lb in your bag (usually 3 apples) to get as close to $1 worth of apples as possible.

Bananas. .56/lb. Use the $.50/lb TQ the same way as the apple cpn.

Good Deals:
Luvs Diapers are $6.99/jumbo pk. A nice price.
Pampers Jumbos are $8.99/pk. There are a lot of Pampers cpns out there, both TQ and mfg to make this into a great deal.
Kellogg's fruit snacks were $1.79 the last time I looked. There is a .40/1 mfg on and the .50/1 TQ. Gets them to be cheaper.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Target Week of August 2nd

Not much happening at Target right now!!

-2.00 (TQ in this wks inserts)
-1.50 (mfg insert)
$6.49 a pk. Decent.

Morning Star Veggie items (frozen):
-2.00 (mfg booklet found at Cub, could be other places)
-1.00 (TQ printable)
.39 (The TQ is actually a $2/2)

Kashi Cereal:
$1.00 Single Serve Cups
-1.00 (TQ Printable)

$1.29/lb for small granny smith and red's.
-1.00 (TQ printable)

Hefty Bags (22 ct, One-Zip Quarts):
$1.02 TPC
- 1.00 (mfg blinkie)
$0.02 for 22 bags

Nexxus Shampoo and Styler:
Buy 2, get a $5 gift card

x 2
$8.38 OOP + $5 gift card on the 1st trip.

$3.38 OOP + $5 gift card on the 2nd trip if you roll gift cards.

Tons of clearance all around the store. Toy's went 75% off this week, Baby Gear is being marked down, groceries are being reset. Lots of good stuff to be had!!

Tonight, I found 6lb Stouffer's Party Size chicken lasagna for $6.04. That is 50% off! Great price. I bought the last 2 they had at that store. Add in some cheap breadsticks, and you are good to go with a very cheap meal plus leftovers.

Week of August 2nd

Really? August already? Yuck.

Cub Foods:
Milk: Twin Pack for $3.56 (no cpn needed). $1.78/gallon is pretty good!! Sams Club was $1.96/gallon tonight.

GNP Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts: $6.99 each, but they are BOGO. Use the expired $1.50/1 pdf to get the price a bit lower.

Lots of Buy $xx worth of stuff, Get $xx off your next order, but nothing is jumping out at me right now.

Peaches are $1.48/lb, which is good.

GNP Boneless/Skinless Chicken Thighs: $5.69 each, but they are BOGO. Use the expired $1.50/1 here as well.

Jennio 90% Lean Ground Turkey: $8.99 for 3lbs, but they are BOGO. That is 6 lbs of turkey for $8.99 or $1.50 a lb. Sounds like a good price to me!!

Kellogg's has their annual Fuel for School rebate going on now. Buy 10 items on one receipt, get a $10 rebate in the mail. Cereals are $1.97 each. Let's pretend you buy 10 of them.

x 10
- 5.00 ($1/2 mfg cpn x 5)
$14.70 OOP
- 10.00 Rebate
$ 4.70 for 10 boxes of cereal, or .47 a box.

I am pretty certain that there are expired and current $1/1 mfg's out there. If you have the $1/1's, then you actually make .30 on this deal.

This rebate isn't just at Cub. The items can be bought anywhere, as long as they are on one receipt.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Target Toys.......

.....have went 75% off.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pies and Breads

Fresh Pies (Apple, Strawberry, Peach, Pecan, Blueberry) $9 each

Loaves of Bread (Dark Rye, Whole Wheat, Cinnamon Raisin, White, Flaxseed) $4 each

Round Loaves of Bread (Rosemary Oregano, Rosemary Garlic, Chive Garlic) $4 each

Angel Food Cakes $4 each

Email orders to me!!

Now, I need to try to get an antivirus program off my computer that isn't suppose to be there!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I use a lot of flour. Much more than the average person. I buy my flour at Sam's in 25 lb bags. Infact, I just bought another bag today.

While in Rainbow earlier this week, I checked on their baking supplies. They had 25lb bags of flour. The Roundy's brand. The price? $11.56 a bag.

I paid $6.68 today at Sam's. Much better!!!!

Kohls Upgrade Site

This is a site that has Kohls items on it, but they are hidden from the main page. Most of the stuff is fair priced and is a SCT (saved cart trick) item. The SCT is pretty simple. Add the item to your cart, sign out, but save your cart, sign back in, and most the time the items have dropped in price.

Upgrade Site

I did screw up today with a return. I had bought a pair of bermuda type dress shorts in the store a few wks ago. I then bought them online with a 30% off code. When I returned them today, I used the online receipt for some crazy reason. So now, I need to rebuy them again with a 30% off code and return on my orginal receipt. It is a $15 difference, so it is worth it in this case.

I haven't had time to look thru any Kohls stuff. Too busy baking and all that. The girls are having a sleepover tonight, so maybe then I will get some Kohls time!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Kohls 30% off and free shipping starts tonight at midnight!!

30% off Code: HOTBUY30
Free shipping: MVC2776

Happy Shopping!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

July 12th's ads

Cub Foods:
$3.36 Twin pk of milk coupon on the front page. Makes it around $1/gallon cheaper than Target's brand.

$2.50 Kellogg's Cereal. Buy 5, get $5 off your order (cpn on front page).
5 x $2.50 = $12.50 - $5 cub cpn - $5 ($1/1 x 5 mfg insert or IP's) = $2.50 for 5 boxes.
* A while back the printable sites had the IP's. They are now expired, but Cub takes expireds.

.99 Shoppers Value Ice Cream squares (no cpn needed)

.99 18ct eggs (no cpn needed)

.99 Cub shredded or chunk cheese (no cpn needed) (this freezes well)

.99 Cub cereals (no cpn needed)

.99 Hawaiin Punch (no cpn needed)

.99/lb Hormel Always Tender Fresh Pork Roast (there is a $1 off Always Tender expired mfg insert cpn out there to use)

.99 lb Braeburn apples

.99/lb Cub fresh chicken drumsticks or thighs

$3.48 Gold'N Plump boneless/skinless split chicken breasts (20 oz pkg). (There is a $1.50 expired IP for this in PDF form. $3.48 - $1.50 = $1.98)

* Just a price check note:
Today I needed yeast. A jar of Bread Machine Rapid Rise was $3.99 at Target. The same jar was $6.99 at Cub. YIKES!!!

$6 each Coppertone Sunscreen. There is a $3/1 mfg PDF out there for sure, and possibly a $5/1. Google it!!

$1.99/lb Strawberries. There is a $1/1 TQ to get them cheaper. The 2 lb containers are $3.79 - $1/1 TQ. Now, you could price match to Cub Foods price of $1.50/lb, but I am not sure how they work it with coupons. Sometimes Target gets goofy with their own cpns and their rules.

$3.49 Finish/Electrasol dishwasher tabs. There is a $2.50/1 mfg insert out there. They go for big bucks on Ebay, but if you can find some on a clipping site, they are worth it. Makes them .99 a box!!!

Boudreaux's Butt Paste: It used to be in the travel section for .99. If it is still there, there is a $1/1 mfg insert cpn in the inserts this week making it free.

Kids are falling apart!! Need to get them into bed!

Cabin Trip

We spent a short, but good, weekend at the cabin.

Dead trees came down, brush piles were burned, weeds were cut down, lightbulbs were changed, etc.

We will be heading back the first week in August for a full week. It should be a nice time!!

I am going to try to get this weeks shopping list up tonight. There are some good buys!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Kohls is at it again!!

July 15-22nd there will be a 30% off code for online purchases.

If you are thinking about ordering something, hold off and wait until that code is valid!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Pampers - Target

Last week, a coupon came out in the inserts for Pampers. It is a Target cpn, but is not printable.

$3 off when you buy Pampers diapers and wipes (160ct).

The expiration date is well into October, so I went ahead and order a bunch off of Ebay. I figured that at some point between now and October, they will do a gift card deal on Pampers Jumbos.

Let's say that the deal is Buy 2, get a $5 gift card.

9.99 x 2 = $19.98
Minus $2 mfg insert x 2 = -$4

That alone puts it at $15.98 for 2 jumbos. Minus the $5 gift card makes it $10.98. Now minus the $3 and you are at $7.98.

You do need to buy the wipes, but there are usually decent wipe cpns out there too.

Lowes Deals

12 Gallon Shop Vac: $29.97 (reg $79)

4 ft Ladder: $21.00

Use the 10% off Lowes coupon to make things even cheaper!

Eggo Bake Shop items at Target

Currently TPC'd to $1.50 each. There is a $1/1 mfg IP from and to make them .50 a box.

I believe there are 3 different items. Muffins, twists, and rolls.

Almost Free Edy's at Target

The single serve Edy's ice creams are $1.19 at Target. There is a current $1/1 TQ that is printable. OOP is .19 after the coupon.

* The coupon will beep at the register, requiring the K1, but since the TQ does not state a size, it is all good.

Charcoal at Home Depot

Home Depot is running a special on Kingsford charcoal right now.

It is 2, 21 lb bags bundled together for $9.97. A total of 42 lbs.

We don't have a charcoal grill, but if we did, I would stock up on this. It will keep for a yr or so as long as it is kept in a dry place.

Friday Night Drive-in

This is where we are headed tonight for Ice Age.

Looks like a fun time!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Amazon Pampers Sale

Size 4 and 5 are OOS, but the rest of the sizes are available.

Save an extra 15% with Subscribe & Save: Sign up to have this item delivered at a regular interval of your choice, and the current price drops to $24.61. Shipping is always free. No fees, no risks, no obligations. See details

Enter Code PMPRSJN9 at the checkout to save another 15%.

Brings the boxes to around $20 each.

Amazon Link

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sams vs Cub

In today's ad, Cub has a 3pk of Oscar Mayer deli turkey (27oz) for $8.99.
Sam's Club has the same pk for $6.78.

Cub Foods

Think all the Cub Food's ads are the same in the metro area? Think again.

The front page of my ad has Cub Natural Spring Water 24pks, for $3.50 each. If you pull up the Rogers ad (zip code 55330), the front page has a coupon for that same water. .99 for each 24 pk, limit of 2. The cool part: click on the water on the Rogers ad and add it to your list. Then print your list and the coupon prints out!!

I am going to load up on water this week!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Books about everything!

There are E-books out there about just about everything. I know, I am up watching the radar and cruising the internet.

Organic Garden Growing

Growing Grapes

Worm Farms


Speed Cleaning!

That speed cleaning might take the cake!

Speaking of CAKES!

Chicken Coops

Growing up, we had a chicken coop. Everyone did. It was a common thing. The chicken coop at the farm has now become the trappers shack, but it started as the chicken coop all the same.

With the economy the way it is and constant reports of poison in our processed foods, more people are looking to go organic or at least cut down on their "carbon footprint". Chicken coops seem to be popping up more and more. Not just in rural areas. No one in a rural area is going to build a special chicken coop. The chickens would be tossed into an old out building that isn't being used. But in urban areas, that doesn't cut it. I haven't seen any being built in my neighborhood, but I have read quite a few articles about coops being built.

I stumbled across THIS SITE along the way. For those that don't know how a chicken coop works, plans can be bought online. Crazy!! Too bad we didn't think of it first! We could be rich. Think anyone is interested in trapper shack plans??????

So you have the chickens, now what? No worries!! There is a book about that too!!! Learn everything you need to know about chickens! It is funny to think that there are people out there that don't know about chickens, but I guess it could happen!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Canning Jars

I am going to need more canning jars. I started looking around for coupons for them, and lo and behold, I found a $3/2 mfg for them!! They don't expire until 10/09, so there is plenty of time to use them and hopefully jars will be clearanced by then!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pie Crust Update

What a task!! Or mess!!

The KitchenAid Artesian wasn't big enough. I had to divide the dough in 1/2 and go from there.
I also ended up adding about 1 cup more of flour. The dough was just too creamy without it.

I did get 20) 7.5 oz balls out of this batch. I have 19 of them flash freezing in the freezer. I kept one out to make a pie with.

- The dough did roll out, but not as nicely as I would like. It was sticky. I ended up putting the dough in the pie plate and pushing it out from the middle with my hands.
- I used a 9 inch regular depth pie pan. I think next time I make the dough, I will do 9 oz balls. The 7.5 oz wasn't quite enough. I like a little bit more dough to work with.

All in all, an easy recipe, and it could save a lot of time. At .29 for each ball of dough, I can't really complain. Plus, in looking at the dough, it will be flakey enough to use for a pot pie recipe.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Free Movies at Regal theaters

Every Tuesday and Wednesday Morning this summer at 10am.

Pie Crust Recipe

I stumbled across a pie crust recipe today that makes 20 crusts.

3 lb can Crisco vegetable shortening (I use Butter-Flavored Crisco)
5 lb all-purpose flour (I sub. 1-2# of the a/p flour with white bread flour)
3 cups ice water
2 Tbsp. salt

Mix in a very large bowl or pan (I use my Bosch with the dough hook).Blend flour, salt, and Crisco together (by hand if necessary).Add ice water and mix all together just until blended.Form into patties weighing approx. 7.6 oz. each (if you have a scale and want to get 20 out of the recipe). Makes about 18 to 20

Price Break Down:
Crisco: $4.49 for 3lb butter flavor (Cub was the only store that had the flavored)
Flour: $1.10 for 5lbs at WalMart
Water and Salt are considered free

$5.59 / 20 = .28 each

Compare that to well over a $1 each frozen at the store.

I am going to mix up a batch of this tomorrow morning and will let everyone know how it goes. I plan on weighing them out, forming the chunk of dough into a rough ball and then flattening a bit. I will place them on cookie sheets and flash freeze them right away. Once they are solid, I will combine them all into 1 or 2 Ziploc's. When needed, simply remove from the freezer and let sit for 30 minutes or so until thawed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pahls Greenhouse

Tropicals are 25% off
Pottery is 35% off thru June 14th

Pahls Site

Dinner Last Night

Grilled Brats
French Fries

$2.54 Brats (5 total in pkg)
$1.32 Buns ($1.99/6 x 4 used)
$ .68 French Fries ($5.44/8 x 1 lb used)
$4.54 for the meal

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kohls Codes

Current Codes:
NEW4579 (non-Kohls Charge) 10% off Exp. 6/6/09
NEW5696 (non-Kohls Charge) 10% off Exp. 6/13/09
ADVANTAGE15 (non-Kohls Charge) 15% off (Valid for orders $100 or more)
MVCPERK15 (Kohls Charge) 15% off Exp. 6/10/09
MAYMVC15 (Kohls Charge) 15% off Exp. 6/10/09
SAVEMORE (Kohls Charge) 20% off Exp. 6/10/09 (when you spend $100 or more) (as of 6/1, it works on under $100 also)(note: percent-off coupon codes do not stack)

CODESMVC9155 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Exp. 6/2
MVC5993 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Exp. 6/4
MVC8558 Free Shipping (Kohls charge) Exp. 6/6

There is a 30% off code that will begin on 6/11, so if you can hold out on what you need, I would do it. Or, buy now with the 20% off code, then buy again with the 30% off code, and return the 20% off purchase. With free shipping, there is nothing to lose.

If you are expecting or know someone that is, their baby items become quite cheap with these codes.

One tip is to add the items to your cart, save the cart, sign out, and then sign back in. Sometimes the prices drop just by doing that.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just some prices ................

I have the Cub ad for next week and will start getting that info together. There are a lot of BOGO items.

Coupon to buy: If you buy cpns, get a hold of some Chinet $2/1 mfg ones. They are on Ebay. The plates are on sale for $2.25 next week at Cub, so .25 after the coupon.

I was out and about today with the neighbor and she had to stop at Rainbow. I don't usually shop there, but I did get a turkey (to deep fry) and a watermelon. I also needed french fries, so I checked on those. They had a 3 lb bag for $5.99. That is $1.99/lb. I passed on them, and I am so glad that I did. After we were done, home, unloaded, and such, I went out to return a pair of jeans to Kohls and a tool to Ace. From there, I stopped at Sam's Club. They had the same cut of french fries in an 8 lb bag for $5.49. It comes to .68/lb. Much better!!!

Have you seen the new Purex laundry sheets that have the detergent and the softener on them? You just toss the sheet in the wash machine.

I priced them today at Target and they were $5.99 for a 20pk of one scent, and $5.99 for a 24 pk of 3 in 1. It will run you about .30 per load.

If you were to buy Tide w/ Downy liquid at Sam's Club, 81 loads would cost you $20.88, or .26 per load.

VS Makeup

Ran into VS in the mall this week and found that they had a round display table full of makeup that was 75% off.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Target Week of May 31st

Buy 2 of the following, get a $5 gift card:
Charmin TP ($14 Mega Pk)
Pampers ($19.99 Big Pk)
Tide ($18.99)
Bounty Paper Towels ($14 12pk)

Buy 10 Smart Ones dinners, get a $5 gift card
$1.80 x 10 = $18.00 - $5 gc = $13 OOP

Coke: 3/$11 or $3.66 each - $1/1 mfg ip = $2.66 each

Starbucks Coffee: $7 - $1.50 mfg ip (or $1/1 mfg ip) = $5.50

Kraft Mayo: $1.99 - $1/1 TQ - $1/1 mfg ip = free

Fusion or Venus Razors: Buy 2 get a $10 gift card.
$7.99 x 2 = $15.98 - $4 ($2/1 mfg insert x 2) = $11.98 - $10 gc = $1.98 OOP on the 2nd set.
I have never seen a $10 gc deal with these razors. They are usually $5 gc's. It could be a typo in the ad.

Week of May 24th

There isn't too much going on this week, but there are deals to be had.

Gold N Plump drumsticks or thighs: $3.99 (56 oz pkg, the big one) - $1.50 mfg printable (email me for it, I can't seem to attach it) = $2.49

Strawberries: BOGO cpn on front of ad. 2 lbs will be $3.49. This price is about .40 cheaper than Sam's Club, but Sam's has huge strawberries.

Kelloggs: Buy 8 participating items, get $5 off your order. Items are $2.50 each.
$2.50 x 8 = $20 - $8.00 ($1/1 mfg ip's from below x 8) = $12 - $5 (cub cpn on front of ad) = $7 for 8 boxes of cereal. It isn't limited to just cereal, but that is what I have cpns for.

Ritz or Honey Maid crackers: $2.50/box - $1/1 mfg ip from kraft link below = $1.50/box. Not as good as Target last week, but still a good price.

Coke: $3.33/12pk - $1/1 mfg ip printable = $2.33 each

Wheat Thins or Triscuts: $2.50/box - $1/1 mfg ip from kraft link = $1.50/box. These are on sale at Target for $2.04/box, so if you are at Target, it is cheaper to get them there.

New Target Coupons came out. Check them out on the Organic Grocery Deals generator.

Poptarts: Buy 5, get a $5 gift card.
$2.33 x 5 = 11.65 - 2.50 (.50/1 TQ x 5) - 2.00 ($1/2 mfg insert on ebay x 2) = 7.15 + a $5 gift card. Next set of 5 would be $2.15 OOP + $5 gc.

Gold N Plump Chicken:
Boneless/Skinless breasts, 38 oz pkg. $6.99 - $1.50 mfg printable - $1/1 TQ = $4.49 (regular price of $10.99)

Kraft BBQ sauce:
$.99 - $1/1 mfg IP from Kraft or = .01 overage

Kraft Salad dressings:
$1.59 - $1/1 mfg ip from kraft or = .59 each
Not as good as last week, when the $1/2 TQ was valid, but it is still cheap

A1 Steak Sauce:
$2.09 - $2/1 mfg insert on ebay = .09 for 5 oz.

Kellogg's Cereals:
$1.99 - $1/1 mfg ip = .99/box. Not as good as the Cub deal, but if you are stopping at Target and not Cub, it is a good price. Various flavors.

Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix:
$2.69 - $2/1 mfg ip from kraft or = .69

Nabisco 100 calorie snacks:
$2.04 - $1/1 mfg ip = 1.04/box

Hershey Bliss Candy Bars (found in the checkout lanes)
.99 - $1/1 TQ = Free

There were no coupon inserts this weekend as it was a holiday wknd.
I am pulling up the ad for NEXT week at Target right now.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Golden Plump Chicken Legs:
$2.49 (20 oz pk I believe)
- 1.00 (Target printable)
- 1.50 (mfg printable that I can't attach here for some reason. Email me for it!)
.01 overage

Now, I am not big on legs, but they are free.

Nabisco 100 Calorie Snack Pks:
6 ct boxes are $2.04 at some stores, $2.79 at others. It just depends.
- 1.00 (Target printable)
- 1.00 (mfg IP from the kraft link down there or
.04 a box

A1 Steak Sauce:
Small bottle is $2.09 at some stores, $2.44 at others.
- 2.00/1 (mfg insert)
.09 a bottle

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Victoria Secret Codes

Extra 40% off all clearance items.
Code: 40EXTRA (good thru Thursday on one item)

Monday, May 11, 2009


Tons of great printables out there right now!!

* You do have to register, but it is quick and easy. (click on specials or deals or something)

Lots of kraft, crackers, pizza, diapers, general groceries, etc.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Free KFC Meal

Print by 11:59pm May 6th.

Click HERE

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cub Week of 5/3

Looks like a great week fellow couponers!!!!

Kellogg's Cereal: $1.49 (limit 4 w/ $25 purchase, store cpn is in the ad). $1.49 - $1/1 manufacturer coupons = .49/box.

Sierra Mist 2 liters: .79 (limit 4 w/ $25 purchase, store cpn is in the ad). .79 x 2 = $1.58 - .79 (buy one get one mfg cpn) = .79 for 2.

Jennie-O Ground Turkey: $8.99 for 3 lbs. $8.99 x 2 = $17.98 - $8.99 (BOGO cpn in ad) = $8.99 for 6 lbs or $1.50/lb

Gold N Plump boneless/skinless breasts: 38 oz pkg, $6.99 (save $5.60, so almost 50%).

These are the highlights for me right now. I need to fix a connection with this computer, and then I will outline the rest.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Kellogg's Coupons!

Go to this LINK

Click on the link in that post.

I was just able to print the 8 $1/1 Kellogg's coupons 2 more times per computer!

My favorite item

I love this thing.


Cold pressed coffee is so much better than hot brewed.

If you haven't checked in a while, take a look at the coupons on

They have added a ton of new ones in the last few days.

$1/1 various Kellogg's cereals (I think there are 6 or 7 different ones)
$3/1 Huggie's Pure and Natural Diapers
$2/1 Dry Idea Deo (this is TPC'd at Target for $2 right now, so it makes it free!)

If you don't use these cpns, feel free to mail them to me!!!

I haven't made it to yet, but I am guessing they have the same cpns up right now. I have been having trouble printing from that site though.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pace Salsa

Target has Pace Salsa's on sale for $1.99 thru May 11th.

There is a $2/1 mfg insert coupon out there.

I just ordered my cpns from the coupon clippers. There should be a link under My Favorites. I also order the .60/1 Daisy Sour Cream and the $1/1 Kraft Mayo as there is a TQ printable to pair up with.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Target Week of April 25

Oretga Taco Sauce: $1 each - $1/2 mfg cpn (Ebay) = .50 each

Special K Cereals and Bars: $2.39 each x 5 = $11.95 - .70/1 mfg cpn x 5 = $8.45 for the 1st set. Plus a $5 gift card wyb 5. Second round, $3.45 OOP + a $5 gift card.

Market Pantry 8inch Pie: $2.99 (cherry) - $1/1 TQ = $1.99

Granny Smith or Sonya Apples: .99/lb - $1/1 TQ for bulk apples = Free apples!!!!!!

New Coupons:
$1 off With purchase of two 16-oz. Kraft dressings
$1 off With purchase of two 18-oz. or larger Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip Dressing
$1 off With purchase of two 12-oz. or larger Triscuit or Wheat Thins
$1 off With purchase of two 7-oz. or larger Kraft natural cheese Shred or Chunks
$1 off With purchase of two 31-oz. or larger Maxwell House coffee products
$1 off 14-ct. or larger Crystal Light powdered drink mix
$1 off With purchase of two Kool Aid or Country Time 8-qt. or larger powdered drink mix
$1 off 14.5-oz. or larger Nabisco Ritz crackers
$1 off With purchase of two Oscar Mayer deli fresh shaved lunch meat
$1 off 4-oz. or larger Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs
$1 off With purchase of two 4.8- to 8-oz. Pup-peroni dog treats
$1 off 1-lb. or more Bulk apples
$1 off Quaker snacks
$1 off Gold'n Plump fresh chicken
50¢ off Pringles potato chips
75¢ off Target Brand body wash
75¢ off Target Brand cleaning product
$1 off Cottonelle bath tissue

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Dry Idea Roll-On

Target has Dry Idea Roll-on's TPC'd to $2 each.

There is a printable $2/1 cpn on the following sites:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

1/2 Chicken ($4.25 each at Sams/2 = $2.12)
4 Potatoes ($3.99/20 spuds = .20 each x 4 = .80)
1 Can Cream Mushroom soup .52 (store brand)
2 Cups Frozen Veggies ($3.88 at Sams/17 cups per bag = .23/cup x 2 = .46)
1 Onion .10 (BOGO 5lb bag deal at Cub a few wks ago)
1 Cup Milk ($1.69/gallon. $1.69/16 = .11)

6) 3 Cheese Garlic Breadsticks (Sam's Club) $4.24/32 = .13 each x 6 = .78

Total: $4.89

*The chicken came in a 2 ct bag and was sold by the pound. I put one in the rotissierie yesterday for dinner and frozen the 2nd one.

Peel, dice, boik, and mash potatoes.
Dice Chicken and layer in bottom of glass baking dish.
Dice Onion and place on top of chicken.
Pour Frozen veggies on top of the onion.
Mix can of soup and milk together. Pour over the top.
Spread mashed potatoes over the top of the dish.
Bake at 350 until potatoes are golden brown.

*You can add a few slabs of butter to the top of the potatoes before putting the dish in the oven. I had no room though!!

Free Purex Laundry Detergent

1) Go to
2) In the upper left hand corner, enter zip code 45201
3) Print 2 BOGO Purex cpns per computer

1) Go to
2) Click on Register
3) Use a junk email addy that you have to register
4) Enter zip code 44514
3) Print 2 BOGO Purex cpns per computer

CVS has an instore special on these this week. They are running a BOGO sale. With CVS, you can take advantage of the BOGO store sale, and use the BOGO mfg cpns, thus, you will get 2 free Purex per coupon. Get 2 jugs, hand over 1 cpn, both are free. Simple.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Coupon usage

Often, while I am checking out at the store, I am talking with the cashier. A question that generally comes up is if they have seen an increase in coupon usage in the last few months.

Some cashiers will say yes. Some will say no, they have always seen a lot of coupons come thru, and some are just dense when it comes to coupons.

Typically, the person behind me in line starts asking about where I get all my coupons. I refer them to Ebay and to clipping sites. It amazes me that most people don't know that you can buy coupons.

I was reading an article online this morning about how different stores compared in prices and service. It was an interesting read, but I didn't agree with all the info stated.

My stores would rate more like this:
Target: Very in line, if not cheaper, than the groceries and SWM (super walmart) here in the metro. With the combination of store coupons and mfg coupons, many items can be free. Super Targets are always clean, and rarely do I have an issue with an item being out of stock. Produce and meat are always fresh and in good condition. The employees are helpful and pleasant and there are always enough lanes open. They are testing Price Matching in a few districts, and hopefully it will become the norm.

SWM: I don't shop here often, but I am pleased with the prices. I am a ways away from the nearest one, but there is talk of building on closer. I hope that they do. Their system does freeze up and require a CSM Override if you use more than $50 in coupons, which can be a pain, but it only takes a short amount of time for the CSM to come over and do their thing. They will price match with a stores ad.

Cub: I admit, I don't shop there often. Most of my shopping is at Target. Cub does run some good sales though. However, they are high priced on certain items. Take Ocean Spray Juice. A few weeks ago, Target had the juice at a regular price of $1.99 + there was a store cpn out for it. Exact same jug of juice was regular price $3.99 at Cub. I do like that they have an inhouse butcher and fresh meat counter. Typically, they have enough cashiers working.

Sams Club: Even with the $40/yr membership, I love this store. Bulk works for me, esp in the baking ingrediant area. Eggs, milk, flour, sugar, cereal, etc is far cheaper than other stores. Yes, you may have to have some extra room to store the packages in your house, but it is worth it. Not only do you go to the store less, but by buying in bulk, you cut down on individual packaging waste. The downfall to this store is that there are never ever enough cashiers working. Ever. You can't use coupons either. But their produce and meat are outstanding in quality. If you upgrade your membership to the $100/yr one, you are given a complentary health card. It is a health discount program that is free to you with your membership at Sams. It covers a lot of services that typical insurance doesn't. For example, my father in law needed a crown done on a tooth. His insurance covered none of it, but thru the discount program, he saved $400+ on that one crown. Totally worth his $100/yr membership. Oh, and their pizza, YUM!!!

Bottom line: Know your stores. Know their prices. If you need to, take a notebook to the stores and make a list of the items you use on a regular basis and their prices. Keep it as a reference. After all, it is your money!!!

Here is the quote that prompted this post:
"In 2008, 281 billion manufacturers' coupons were distributed, and 2.6 billion were redeemed"

Under 10% of all coupons printed are redeemed. Mfg's know what they are doing. They know that they can put out higher amount coupons and still be ok, b/c most of those cpns won't be redeemed.....................unless I get ahold of them!!!!

With that, I hope everyone has a good afternoon. I am headed to ship a few items and then to Sam's. All this talk of pizza! We haven't eaten lunch yet! From there we will come home and work outside. I need to whip up a garage sale here sometime soon!

This and that

This past summer we took a week long vacation with my family and headed out west. We saw Devils Tower.

And Mt. Rushmore
This Feburary, my brother and I had the privlage of seeing Stone Mountain with our dad, who had been there long ago while in the service.

Gas last summer, while we were in South Dakota was $4.00/gallon. A $2/gallon difference from right now.
We will go back to South Dakota in a few years when the girls can understand the history behind it all.
One day, I will go back to Stone Mountain. It was beautiful. It was too windy for us to take the tram to the top of the mountain, so we need to go back. Plus, I want my kids to see that. It was amazing.
If you have never seen these places, Go.
If your kids have never seen these places, Go.
There is so much history out there.
Why wait? I read a little tid-bit of info about different countries and how much time people spend on vacations. In the USA, it is 14 days a year. In Italy, it is 56 days a year. Of course, these are averages. Why spend your entire life working your tail off, only to die and not be able to take anything with you? Why not adopt the moto: "Make a" ?
If you would like informatin on how to do just that, I would love the opportunity to sit down and show you a short presentation.

Free Roll of Reynolds Foil

Sign up here

They will send you a reminder on Earth Day (April 22nd) and you will be able to print out a cpn for a free roll.


Sam's Club has their bags of Easter (pastel colored) M&M's clearanced.

Current price is $4.81 for 56 oz. Both peanut and regular.


You can check the inventory at any store on their website.

I would say in about 10 days or so, these will be down to $2.41, if you can find them. At that price, they don't last long at all.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Today's Plantings

Today we planted the carrots, lettuce, radish's, and some peas. It went fairly quickly as the carrots, lettuce, and radish's came on strips of paper.

The peas, are nice big seeds, so easy.

I will need to get the fence up on the outside of the boxes now. The salad bar for rabbits has been planted!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Free Tide

Free Sample of TIDE

FREE PACE!!!!!!!!!

Click HERE

Then click the link in that post.
A new tab will pop up and will print 1 cpn.
Close the PACE screen, click on the link in the post again and another will print.
Repeat until it tells you that you can print no more. I was able to get 10 cpns.

All 10 have different PIN numbers, so it is all good.

*The Pin number ties the coupon to your IP Addy, thus, slapping them on the copier is considered fraud and can land you in the slammer.

I should also mention that the coupon is for $4/1. Pace is on sale at Target this week for $2.50, so you would get $1.50 in overage for every jar.

Painting Tiles

Has anyone ever done this? I am thinking that instead of tearing out the tile in the bathroom, I am going to paint it. After reading up on it, it seems fairly straight forward. Clean, sand, clean, prime, paint.

Here is my trouble though. The tile around the top of the shower (from the ceiling to the top of the shower/tub unit) are white. The floor is a light beige. The sink and counter are an off white and the woodwork is oak. So what do I do with the tile? Do I paint it white to match the tile above the shower? I am thinking if I do that, it will be too bright for the counter top. I would love to paint it a color, but I just don't think that will work with the white tile above the shower. I don't care to paint that. It is just the mauve nonsense that I want to get rid of.



Olay Bar Soap (2 ct pack): $1.97 - $2/1 mfg coupon (ebay) = .03 overage on soap
Kraft Dressing: $1.58 - $1.50/1 mfg coupon (ebay) = .08
Kelloggs Poptarts: $1.68 - $1/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = .68
Beech Nut's Lets Grow products: $1.16 - $1/1 mfg cpn = .16
No Nonsense Panty Hose: $1 - $1/1 mfg coupon (ebay) = free
Renuzit Triscents: $4 - $4/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = free
Johnson's baby swabs: $1.38 - $1/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = $0.38
Halls: $1.38 - $1/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = .38
Benefiber Drink Mixes: $2.50 - $2/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = .50
Meow Mix Treats: .97 - $1/1 mfg cpn (ebay) = .03 overage

Hy-Vee Week of 4/12

Dole Head of Lettuce: .66
Digiorno Frozen Pizza: $5 each - $1/1 mfg coupon (ebay) = $4 each
KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce $1.48 - $1/1 mfg coupon (ebay) = .48 each
Birdseye Frozen Veggies $1.88 x 2 = $3.76 - $1/2 mfg coupon (ebay) = $2.76 for 2 ($1.38 each)
YoPlus yogurt: $2.50 each - $1/1 mfg coupon ( = $1.50

The KC BBQ Sauce is a great price after coupons. This is an item that you can stockpile at this price.

Cub Foods Week of 4/12

Lots of buy 1, get 2 coupons in the ad this week!!

My favorites :
Buy Simek's Meatballs for $8.99, get Pilgrims Pride Chicken (6.99) and Simeks Garlic Toast (2.99) FREE.

Buy 1 lb strawberries (2.99), get dessert shells (1.69) and cub whipped topping (1.29) FREE

Buy Classico Pasta Sauce (2.79), get Cub Pasta (.99) and cub frozen veggies (1.66) FREE

Let's use these 3 groups and break down some meals!! Meals will be based on 4 people tonight!

Meal #1:
Pasta (FREE)
Simeks Meatballs (8.99)
Sauce (2.79)
Garlic Toast (FREE (only use 4 of the 8 slices)
Total: 11.78 + $3 salad = $14.78 or $3.70/person. This assumes that you use the whole 24oz box of meatballs. I would probably only use 1/2 the box, thus bringing my total to $10.29.

Meal #2:
Pasta (FREE)
Chicken Breasts (FREE)
Garlic Toast (FREE)
Diced Tomatoes ($1)
Salad ($3)
Total: $4 or $1/person. The chicken is a 2.5 lb bag, so I would divide it into at least 2 meals. Even if you needed to buy the pasta for this dish, it would only be $1 extra in your bill.

Dessert Cups (FREE)
Strawberries (2.99)
Whipped Topping (FREE)
Total: 2.99
The dessert cups come 6 to a pack.

Vista Print Freebies

Items are free, but you do pay shipping.

100 Standard Postcards

1 Regular Lawn Sign

1 Car Magnet

1 T-Shirt

140 Address Labels

1 Rubber Stamp

25 Brochures

1 Pen

The girls latest love ...........

A new baby was born at the farm last week. We were expecting a birth, but weren't sure when it would happen.

This little fella was born on Tuesday. By the time we got there, he was about 2 hrs old and was still figuring out the whole walking thing.

He has been named Dually and is doing well.

Machinery Website

I will add this to the favorite links as well, but thought I would mention it here.

A new website for farmers has been brought to my attention.
Click HERE

Garden Boxes

These are the boxes that we built. We put them right up against the back of our chain link fence. I did this for a few reasons. 1) it was fairly level 2) it is one less side that I have to fence in 3) the chain link will be great for the peas and cucumbers to climb up.

The 2 farthest ones are already planted. The first is solid onions. It is a variety. Reds, Yellows, and Whites.

The 2nd one is 1/2 beets and 1/2 asparagus. The asparagus won't produce this year, and won't be very much even next year, but they will be established. I hadn't planned on planting asparagus, but it was added in by Dan.

So this leaves me with 6 boxes to plant yet.
1 will be cucumbers
1 will be pumpkins
1 will be peppers
1 will be herbs
1 will be carrots and lettuce
1 will be tomatoes
And that takes care of it all!! I need to sneak some peas in one or two of them as well. I feel like I need a few more boxes!!

The cucumbers and pumpkins are going to be fenced in seperate from the rest in an effort to contain them a bit.

I did pick up some dried blood today to spread along the outside of the fence. It helps to keep the rabbits and deer out. If it doesn't work, we may end up having rabbit stew one night!!!!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

How does your garden grow?

What a beautiful day!!

We had a busy day here yesterday. I left my dad and father in law to build 6 garden boxes while I went and got a load of horse poop. When I got back, they were finished. We quick ate lunch and then started for the afternoon. They leveled the boxes, while I hauled wheelbarrows of poop back to the boxes. The neighbor attacked the 16 cubic yard pile of dirt in the driveway. He was leveling out a spot in his yard for garden boxes.

Once his spot was leveled, he started hauling cart loads of dirt back to our beds with his 4 wheeler and cart. My dad and I wheelbarrowed it while my father in law went to Home Depot to get a few 2 x 4's. We quickly filled all of our beds, but we still had a lot of dirt left to move.

We quickly built our neighbors 2 beds and then leveled and filled those. Within 26 hrs, we had moved a truckload of poop and all that dirt. The driveway was cleaned up. A total of 8 beds measuring 4 ft x 8 ft x 1 ft were done in our yard, 2 beds measuring 4 ft x 10 ft x 1 ft were done in our neighbors yard, Dan leveled out a low spot in our front yard, and we had graded around the neighbors shed.

How wonderful to have great neighbors and family to help out! I knew that I had to get it done before field work starts or I wouldn't have my dad's help.

Today, we put in our onion sets, beets, and asparagus. I hadn't planned on asparagus, but Dan requested it. I have one full bed of onions, and 1/2 bed of asparagus and beets. I need to get my peas in for an early crop, along with the carrots, but I had to run in and make a cake.

A cake? Why yes!! Our neighbors became US Citizens this week!! We are meeting in the cul da sac tonight for cake.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I spent this afternoon calling around for prices of dirt. Yes, who would buy dirt? Well, when you live in town and your yard is on a clay hill, you buy dirt.

I learned that my garden boxes hold 1.2 cubic yards of dirt. 4ft x 8 ft = 32 square feet divided by 27 (b/c they are 12 inches deep). So, if I plan on having 7 boxes, I am looking at 8+ yds of dirt. One cubic yard is approx 2 scoops with the bobcat. This is a lot of dirt.

My first call was to Pahls Greenhouse, thinking they are nice and close (< a mile away). Their price for a garden blend: $32.99/yd + $55 delivery per truck load. Ah, no thanks.

Next, I sent some emails to places that I found on Craigslist.

While waiting for responses to those emails, I called no fewer than 5 more places for dirt. The cheapest was coming in at $22/yd + delivery. This was not looking good.

Finally an email came. $10/yd for black dirt and black peat. $75 for delivery, and they can deliver 14 cubic yds at a time. Bingo. This works out to a much better price. Esp considering our neighbors need dirt as well. They may not need as much as I do, but they need it for around a building and a few garden boxes as well. So we decided to order up a full 14 yds.

14 x $10 = $140 for dirt + $75 delivery = $215
$214/14 = $15.36 delivered per yard.

Now, even though this price is much better than the others, it still makes me a little sick. Good thing my dinner only cost me $1.91 tonight!!!

I will order dirt tomorrow to be delivered on Friday. Friday's plan is to build the rest of the beds and get a start on the dirt. Between Friday and Saturday, we should get it all done. I just want the dirt in the beds for a while before I plant so that it can warm up in the sun.

Tomorrow morning? We are picking up poop.

Tonights Meal

Roast with Mashed Potatoes

.34 Roast ($2.32 sale price at Target - $2 target cpn)
.50 Potatoes (it is a guess, but it was a BOGO deal at Cub)
.06 Butter ($.99/lb divided by 32 tablespoons x 2)
.69 Box of Pudding
.32 Milk for pudding ($1.69/gallon divided by 16 x 3)
$1.91 for dinner tonight.

There are potatoes and pudding left for tomorrow. The roast looks like it is just about gone.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Coupon inserts this weekend

There are a total of 5 inserts in the paper this weekend.

Lots of good coupons coming out!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Target Week of March 29th

I apologize for getting this out late today, but it has been a busy week here.

First things first, new coupons were put out last night on the Target site. They are as follows.
$1 off Market Pantry® fruit snacks
75¢ off 11- or 12-oz. Dunkin' Donuts coffee
75¢ off 6-pk. Gatorade beverage
$1 off With purchase of two 8-pk. Nutri-grain bars
55¢ off Splenda sweetener
$1 off With purchase of two Betty Crocker Warm Delights microwave desserts
$1 off 1-lb. or more Archer Farms® deli cheese
$1 off Archer Farms® pork fillets
$1 off Dole bagged salad
50¢ off With purchase of two Gerber Graduates toddler foods
75¢ off Johnson's baby toiletry

Kashi TLC Granola Bars:
$2.69 - $2/1 mfg printable = .69/box. (Regular price is $3.29)

Land O Lakes Butter:
$2.00/lb - .55/1 mfg insert* = $1.45/lb

Pepsi Products:
Buy 5, get a $5 gift card.
5 x $3 each = $15 out of pocket + a $5 gift card
Second 5: 5 x $3 = $15 - $5 gift card (from round one) = $10 OOP + $5 gift card.

Kellogg's Nutri Grain Bars:
$2.50 x 2 = $5.00 - $1/2 TQ = $4 for 2 boxes

Dole Bagged Salads:
$2.50 each - $1/1 TQ = $1.50/bag

Swanson Chicken Broth:
.75/can. There are multiple different coupons on Ebay.

There are Johnson & Johnson items that are clearanced. I believe that I saw them 30% off this weekend. There are also J&J printables.

My papers also had a $1.50/1 mfg insert cpn for Kraft dressing this week. Should make for some cheap dressing.

Friday, March 27, 2009

$30 off Roto Rooter coupon

Has a $30 off roto rooter cpn on it.

There are also cpns for BOLT, the Disney movie that just came out. Bolt is on sale through tomorrow at Target for $11.

Remember, do NOT copy these cpns on a copier.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Forum

A new forum has been set up HERE which will make chatting about deals much easier.

I will still continue to post the summary's of the weeks sales here, but most of the info will be posted on the forum.

Target Sneak Peak

$1.99 for a 5lb bag of Green Giant russet potatoes.
Use the $1/1 printable, and you are at .99 for 5 lbs. .20/lb.

$1.49/lb Hormel St louis style pork ribs (save $1.50/lb)

$2.99/lb Lauras Lean 92% ground beef (save $1.80/lb)

More to come!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

PreK-8 Education Materials Clearance Sale

Click Here

Up to 80% off of educational workbooks, test prep, teacher resources, games, posters, stickers, early learning, spanish/multilingual, language arts, science, reading, non-fiction flash cards, Christian education...and more!!

Target finds today

Found the Sutton Dodge Chuck Roasts for $1.49/lb at one store. No chuck steaks in sight and the stew meat was regular price.

Found Brining kits for .99 (Reg $8.99) in the meat department. There are 2 different flavors. A sage apple and an herb blend.

2 pks of Ducan Hines frosting were $1.75 (15% off). I have never seen them packed like that.

A friend found the 38 oz pks of Goldn Plump boneless/skinless breasts for $5.75. They are short dated (3/22) so it is most likely a YMMV type of deal. This is the type of thing that you won't find in the ad. My guess is, the butcher ordered too much for this weeks sale ($7.xx). Even though the packages are frozen in the back, they can't change the date on them. Too bad for Target, but great for those that find it. Regular price is $12.

Also grabbed some more mini bread loaves. I had every intention of buying a ton of these and freezing them, but my freezer is full to the brim. We are talking I couldn't even get a stick of butter in it after I put the chicken and roasts from today in. Thankfully, I have another large freezer secured, but it is not here at the moment.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Target Schick Razors

Beginning on Sunday, March 22nd, Target will have a gift card deal with Schick Razors.

Buy 2 razors for $6.99 each, get a $5 gift card.

x 2
13.98 before coupons
- 8.00 ($4/1 mfg insert cpn x 2)
5.98 after coupons + a $5 gift card

Use the $5 gift card on your next trip and get 2 razors for .98 + $5 gift card.

The mfg cpns come on this Saturday/Sunday in the paper.

Kmart Doubles

Starting on Sunday, Kmart is doubling up to $2 again!!! WOOHOO!!!

Limit of 75 coupons per day per customer.


80/20 ground beef was $2/lb today at Target.

The 2lb packs of 93/7 ground beef was $5.99.

Just a reminder, the sutton dodge chuck roast, steak, and stew meat goes off sale this Saturday night.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Target today

Ran to the store quick.

Sutton Dodge has select items TPC'd (temporary price cut) until 3/21 for $1.99/lb. Included are:
- Chuck Roast
- Chuck Steak
- Stew Meat

There is an Archer Farms Artisan Bread coupon that came out today. It is for $1/1. The mini loaves are .84 and .99. The coupon makes them free and auto adjusts. You don't get overage.

New Target Coupons (printables)

Archer Farms artisan bread Bakery Dept. - $1/1
Archer Farms bulk deli meat, 1-lb. or more, Deli Dept. - $1.50/1
Bagel Bites, 40-ct - $1/1
Cheetos snack - $1/1
Eggo frozen waffles - $1/2
Febreze candle, 5.5 oz - $1/1
Green Giant Russet Potatoes, 5-lb bag, Excludes organic - $1/1
Hostess snack cakes - $0.50/1
Ming Tsai frozen meals - $0.50/1
Nature's Source natural cleaning product - $1/1
Pledge furniture care product - $1/1
Pop Secret popcorn - $1/1
Windex Outdoor All-in-one Glass Cleaning Tool starter kit - $3/1

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Target Broccoli and Cauliflower

Both are on sale this week (ending tonight) for $1.50/head. The the $1/1 TQ expires tonight too.

$30 in coupons

Sign up HERE .

It is a Procter & Gamble booklet that they mail to you. Usually there is a coupon for free dishwasher detergent.

Home Depot coupons

Click here

One of them is a BOGO for bulbs.

Target Meat

I ran into Target this morning to grab a few things, and had to stop in the meat department. I did grab 1 Chuck Roast for $4.74 - $2.00 TQ = $2.74 for the roast. Also grabbed 3 packs of stew meat. All 3 packs were under $2. The $2 off TQ auto-adjusted at the checkout, making the meat completely free. I didn't get any overage, but that was ok.

I am going to go back and grab a few more packs. They vac sealed up pretty nicely.

Cub Foods Week of 3/15

Looks like a good week at Cub!

Chuck Roast: BOGO cpn on the front of the ad. Probably a better deal at Target yet today, but if you miss it or don't have a Super Target near you, grab a few roasts at Cub tomorrow.

Carrots: BOGO cpn on the front of the ad. Comes to $1.99 for 4 lbs (.50/lb) of carrots. I paid $2.54 for 5 lbs (.51/lb) eariler in the week at Sams Club.

Russet Potatoes: BOGO cpn on the front of the ad. $2.99 for 10 lbs (.30/lb). I paid $4.86 for 10 lbs at Sams Club. (.49/lb).

Onions: BOGO cpn on the front of the ad. $1.79 for 4 lbs (.45/lb). If you have a food dehydrator, slice these really thin and dry. Once dried, break them up and you have dried onion pieces to use as seasoning.

Dinner Rolls: BOGO cpn on the front of the ad. $2.99 for 24 rolls (.12/roll).

Combine all of the above with a can of tomato soup and some seasoning, and you can have a cheap meal!!!

Promo: Buy 10 Kelloggs, Sunshine, or Keebler items, get $10 off your order. Items are $2.50 each. Rice Krispie treats are one of the items and there is a coupon out for them.
10 x $2.50 = $25.00 - $5.00 ($1/2 mfg insert) - $10 (Cub ad cpn) = $10 for 10 boxes.
I believe they are 8 ct boxes. 10 x 8 = 80 bars. $10/80 = .13 each.

Hormel Thick Cut Boneless Pork Chops: BOGO cpn in the ad. Coupon says save $4.99/lb. There are $1/1 mfg cpns out for hormel. For all figuring reasons, let's say the packages are 2 lb each.
$4.99 x 4 lbs (2 pks) = $19.96 - $2.00 (2 x $1/1 mfg cpn) - $9.98 (BOGO cpn, 2lb x $4.99) = $8.00 for 4 lbs of chops. $2/lb in the end. Very nice price. Vac seal these in a marinade for added flavor.

Thomas English muffins: BOGO, no cpn needed. 8ct packs. No price stated, but there are $1/1 mfg cpns out there.

Natures Pride Bread: BOGO cpn in the ad. There are .55/1 mfg cpns.
$3.89 x 2 = $7.78 - .55/1 - .55/1 - $3.89 = $2.79 for 2 loaves. $1.40/loaf.

Gold'n Plump Chicken: Buy $25 worth, get $10 off your order. Prices aren't given, but if I remember, the 20 oz pks of breasts are $5.99 at Cub.
$5.99 x 5 = $29.95 - $10 = $19.96 for 5 packs. $3.99/pk. Don't buy this unless you really need it. We did better at Target a few weeks ago at $2.99/pk.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Business Cards

If you aren't real picky about the design, you can get yourself some free business cards.

MarketSplash is offering 100 cards for free. Free shipping. Free everything. They have 74 designs to choose from. Be sure that your total says $0.00 before hitting submit, or you will end up paying for them! Also, MS does print their name on the back of these for a little self advertising.

Need more?

UPrinting is offering 1,000, yes, 1K, cards for free. You just pay shipping. They ship from CA, so shipping to MN, will run between $8 - $9. You do need to register for this one. They print with 4 different colors on the cards for no upcharge. They have a ton of styles to pick from, or, you can upload your own.

Vista Print has 250 free cards with a bunch of styles, but you pay shipping.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free Arby's Sandwich

Thanks to CAROLYN for emailing this one over!

Register here and receive a printable coupon for one free sandwich.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Huggies Printables

Just a reminder to keep checking the huggies printables. They have been reset a number of times for people, meaning that they are able to print again.

Also, please remember that these each have individual PIN numbers on them linking the coupon to you. This is done so that no one slaps it on the Xerox and makes a billion copies.

Super Kmart Doubles

Runs through the 17th.

If you are one of the lucky ones that has Super Kmart in your area, this is a great time for you!!
Click HERE for locations.

They are doubling up to $2 coupons.

How does this work?
Let's say an item is $4 and you have a $2/1 coupon for it. When doubled, it makes the item free. If the item is $3.50 and the coupon is a $2/1, it will double to $3.50. You will not get overage on it.

You can walk out with serious amounts of free stuff.

Free Bag of Chips

I have a coupon for you. It is for a free bag of chips.

You can find them at Targets and WalMarts. They are $2.66 in the store, but the coupon is good for up to $3.50. If you cashier isn't paying attention and just pushes the coupon through, you end up with the overage.

The coupon is in a pdf form, and I haven't figured out how to post it here yet, sooooooooooooooo, if you want it, you will have to email me!! Ha! It is a good way to see who is reading this blog and who isn't!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dinner tonight.

It's a damp, rainy, snowy, sleety day here.
Here is my breakdown for dinner tonight.

Dinner tonight:
1 London Broil Diced .33 (Target $2.33 - $2.00 TQ)
2 cans tomato soup FREE AC grocery store deal
2 carrots .20 ($2.47/25 carrots, x 2. Sams Club)
1 Onion .07 (BOGO at the grocery. 15 onions/bag. $1.99/30 onions x 1)
1/3 bunch of celery .24 ($2.17/3 bunches/3)
Seasoning = Free

Total: .84

I am making the stew in the crockpot. Total electricity saver. I do have 2 loaves of homemade amish bread rising right now that will go in the oven. Each loaf will be under .75

It will feed 3 adults and 2 kids. We will have leftovers for tomorrow too.

The plants are up!

So far, the tomatoes, basil, and rosemary are up! Just a few Sage have poked through. The peppers, lavender, and more basil were just planted yesterday, so they will take a few more days.

The girls are getting excited though! We have to rotate the trays each day or the plants lean towards the window too much.

Target Ad Highlights for March 15th - March 22nd

I think I am looking at a regular stores ad as there is no meat/produce/etc at all.

$9.00 Pampers Jumbos (Save $1.29 off regular price.) There are $1.50 mfg's I believe. Actually, they could be $2 off's.
$15 Luvs Family Packs (boxes). There is a $1/1 mfg coming out on Sunday in the inserts.
$17 Huggies SuperMega's (large plastic wrapped). There are $1.50/1 mfg's out there.

Buy 5 Quaker items, get a $5 gift card. Most are 2/$5. There are $1/1 Oatmeal mfg's and $1/1 Rice Cake mfg's to use. The rice cakes are $2 each in the ad.

Pretty boring week unless they have some meat/produce on sale.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Flower Bulbs

Brecks has most packages of bulbs on sale right now.

Use code 721147 (3/31/09 exp) for $25 off a $50 order. You could get a ton of bulbs for $25!!

Free Tea

Okay, I am sure you are wondering "what is this"? Well, good question.....It's simple, just register with Tropical Tea Co. and we will send out FREE TEA samples every month!!! We have some of the greatest teas out there and we desperately wanting to share them with you. So if you are an avid tea drinker or just getting into the wonderful world of tea this is a great chance to sample tea every month! We promise that we will keep your information safe and secure and will only use your address to send you free tea and not all that other annoying stuff we get in the mail everyday. Every month we will update our blog
with the current tea sample that is being sent out.

Register Here

* Don't like tea? Register anyways and put it all in a gift basket for someone's birthday!

Planting a Garden

Super easy to do and saves you a ton of $$$ !!

From the Burpee site:
Major savings for people who grow their own vegetables!
A well-planned garden will result in a 1 to 25 cost-savings ratio, meaning $50 in seeds and fertilizer can produce $1,250 worth of groceries purchased at a supermarket. And all you need is a small, sunny plot to enjoy these big savings.

In addition to cost savings the taste of homegrown vegetables is vastly superior to store-bought and their nutritional value far exceeds vegetables that line the shelves of supermarkets a week or more after being picked.

Each Money Garden contains packages of six easy-to-grow varieties capable of producing $650 worth of vegetables on a mere tenth of an acre.
A $20 value for only $10

I have 4) 72 cell ct trays started. 3 out of the 4 are all herbs. I will dry them and use them for Christmas gifts and throughout the year for cooking. Currently, my Peppers are far outnumbering my tomatoes, so I will need to plant more tomatoes. I bought my carrot, lettuce, and radish strips yesterday at Fleet Farm, so those will just need to be laid down in the dirt, and we are good to go! (Thanks for the tip on that Grandma, Jessie was holding out on us!!)

Now, I don't have a huge flat area for a garden. My solution: Raised Beds. My father in law doesn't know it yet, but we are going to spend a day together building some. These are the plans that I will be using. We may end up making them a bit bigger, but the method will be the same.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Target Hamburger

85% lean was $4.59 tonight for the 2 lb pack. Makes it cheaper than buying the 1 lb packs.

Kohls Perfect Comfort Mattress Topper

I just ordered this. Total came to $37.xx after codes. If it isn't nice, I will just return it and be out nothing since shipping is free.

All sizes are available. Regular price on the king for me was $179.99

Perfect Comfort

Toastmaster Brand Items has select toastmaster items on sale and has a free shipping code out too.

Clothes Iron: $8.99

Hand Held Mixer: $8.99

Can Opener: $8.99

Sandwich Maker: $11.99

Use coupon YVF to get Free Shipping

Saturday, March 7, 2009 Code

I know there are people out there that are good at this kind of stuff. I am currently not one of them!!!

Code: WEKND309 for $5 off
Expires: 3/9 at midnight

Sams Club

Gillette BodyWash w/ Fusion Razor for $4.31

Looks like these are being clearanced out. Prices vary from store to store, so look around at the neighboring stores. A fusion razor alone will cost $9.84 in the store. Of course, that is before any coupons, but you get the idea. The wash is $3.50 for a single one at WalMart.

Carmex 10 piece lip balm set for $3.11

Target Week of March 8th

Chuck Roasts and Steaks, as mentioned.

Gold'n Plump 38 oz Family Pack Chicken $7.99.

Market Pantry brand (Target brand) 4/$7.
Brings it to $1.75 for a bag. Slightly more than Cub, but less work!

MP Milk is $2.99/gallon, so you are far better grabbing that at Cub.

DanActiv 4pk of yogurt:
$2 each - $1 mfg = $1/4pk.

It is actually a pretty quiet week at Target this coming week, which I am thankful for. I need a break!!!

Cub Foods Week of 3/8

I know, I know!! I am late today! I sat down around 11am to do this, and then things got busy around here.

Ok, a few things that are looking good for Cub this week.

$3.28 for a Twin Pack. Makes each gallon $1.64. Now, even if you own a cow, this is a great price. It is a coupon on the front page.

Lots of BOGO's on boneless skinless chicken breasts and thighs, but we know better. The 20 oz packs come to $3.49 each when using the BOGO. A good price, but last week the same pack was $2.99 at Target. Saved .50 a pack by buying at Target.

Kraft Cheese:
Buy $25 worth, get a $10 off your next order (oyno) coupon upon checkout. 8oz bags and blocks are $2.50 each.
10 x $2.50 = $25.00 - $7.50 (.75/1 x 2 mfg blinkie that was in the stores) = $17.50 + $10 coupon oyno.
Trip 2:
10 x $2.50 = $25.00 - $7.50 (mfg's) - $10 Cub coupon from round 1 = $7.50.
$17.50 + $7.50 = $25 OOP for 20 bags of cheese. $1.25/bag. $2.50/lb.
Fair price.

Target Meat Again

With the Top Round Roasts and Steaks, and London Broil sale ending today, Target has found it in their hearts to offer up another sale.

This week: (starting 3/8)
Sutton Dodge Chuck Roast and Steak is $1.99/lb. Save $1.90/lb. Remember to use your $2 off TQ printable.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

First Aid Only Cold Plus


First Aid Only Cold Plus (no Pse), 50 2-packs, 100-Count Boxes (Pack of 3)

Regular Price $29.xx
Sale price: $5.xx

Target Ad Week of March 8th - 14th

Market Pantry Cheese (shredded and blocks, 8oz) are 4/$7 or $1.75 each.
$1.75 x 2 = $3.50 - $1/2 Target printable = $2.50 for 2 or $1.25 each.

DanActiv Yogurt (4pk) $2 each.
$2.00 - $1/1 mfg insert (avail on Ebay) = $1 each.

Tropicana OJ:
$2.99 x 2 = $5.98 - $2 ($1/1 x 2 TQ) - $1 ($1/2 mfg insert) = $2.98 for 2 or $1.49 each.

Motts AppleSauce (little 6 pk of cups)
$1.69 - $1/1 TQ = .69 each

Huggies Snug and Dry diaper box, 29.99 each. Buy 2 and get $10 GC.
$29.99 x 2 = $59.98 - $3.00 ($1.50 mfg cpn x 2) = $56.98 + $10 GC

Huggies wipes 320 or 360 count or Pampers wipes 250 to 385 count, 8.49.

Luvs Jumbo pack diapers, 6.99.

Target Coupon Generators

A Full Cup (AFC): (no need to register)

Hot Coupon World (HCW): (you will need to register)

Organic Grocery Deals: (no need to register)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Kohls is at it again. I am still not sure how they stay in business.

Codes as follows.


10% off code (non-Kohls charge) NEW5212 Exp. 3/7
10% off code (non-Kohls charge) NEW8177 Exp. 3/14
15% off code (Kohls charge) MARCH15 Exp.3/10
20% off code (Kohls charge) SAVE20MAR Exp.3/10
30% off code (Kohls charge) GRAND30OFF Exp.3/10


Free Shipping (Kohls charge) MVC2528 Exp. 3/5
Free Shipping (Kohls charge) MVC8548 Exp. 3/10

Huggies Deal starting Sunday at Walgreens

Remember those $5 and $3 Huggies coupons that I posted about?

On sale for $10 each and if you buy $25 worth you get a $10 Register Reward.

3 packs = $30
$15 in coupons
Total is $15 + tax get $10 RR

2 packs = $20
$10 in coupons
Use $10 RR
Total is free + tax

Comes out to $3.00 a pack

Very nice deal!!! Save your cpns!!

A few other Target notes from tonight.

I spotted Reynolds Tin Foil clearanced on an endcap. Clearance sticker had a price of $1.06 per roll. I have a ton of $1 off ANY mfg cpns here. I will be heading back to that store right away in the morning and grabbing that. It looked like there were about 12 rolls or so. Might as well stock up! It isn't going to go bad on me!

Soft Scrub 24 oz in the upside down container (think Heinz ketchup) was $2.79. There is a $1/1 Target printable and .50/1 mfg cpns (available on Ebay for sure). Brings the price down to $1.28 per container.

Shout! squirt bottles were $2.29. There is a $1/1 Target printable that will get it down to $1.29 a bottle.

I did grab a few more packs of london broil. All the packs were around the $2.15 price. .15 after the $2 Target coupon. Can't beat that!!

There were a few select Colgate toothpastes clearanced in the regular toothpaste aisle. Most were right around $1.28. There were $1/1 mfg peelies on many of the boxes. Makes it .28 after the coupon, but that is still too much. LOL Toothpaste should always be free.

Target - Condensed Soups

Target Brand condensed soups are .54/can. Use the .50/2 Target printable.

.54 x 2 = $1.08
$1.08 - .50 (target coupon) = .64 for 2.

.32/can is a great price!!

Now, I used the coupon tonight and it beeped. What? The coupon beeps when scanned and a screen pops up on the register saying Item Not Found (INF). The cashier just needs to hit the K1 button and all is good. I clearly had the soup and the coupon doesn't specify any particular soup.

I forgot to look at the regular soups (tomato, chicken noodle, veg beef, etc) but am guessing that they are similar in price.

Shopping trips today:

The toaster decided it was going to stop working this morning so we needed a new one.

Best Buy:
1 Oster Toaster $34.99
1 bag funyons $1.xx
Total: $36.49
OOP: $1.49

I had a $35 rewards coupon from their rewards program to use up. Good timing!!

Target #1:
1 kashi cereal $3.69
1 dannon yogurt $2.09
6 Sutton Dodge london broils and top round steaks. Average of $2.15 each
1 Hormel Pork Roast $8.59
OOP: $12.xx.

I used $2 off TQ's on all the beef. The pork roast had a $3 off cpn on it. The Kashi, I forgot my cpns for.

Came home, and the power cord for my laptop decided that was it. It was done working. Off to Office Max we go.

Office Max:
1 Targus power cord $99.99
1 Double pack of HP Toner for Laser printer $149.99
1 pk of fancy paper $6.49
1 pk of fancy envies $6.49
Total: $249.xx
OOP: $0

I had a $299 rewards credit for recycling ink cartridges, so that is what I used, plus, I have $19 left on the credit.

Target #2:
2 Top Round Steaks
3 London Broils
1 $3.99 piece of chocolate cake (I know, but it was sooooo good)
1 bottle water
OOP: $6.xx

All in all, a good day.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

FM 107.1 Gift Certificate Sale

Sale starts 3/4 at 8am!!
Save 50 - 75% on gift certificates!!

My shopping trip today...........

Ran in really quick to Target this morning.

2 London Broils for $1.99/lb.
1 was $2.05
1 was $2.23

Used 2 $2 off Target printables and paid .28 OOP.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Old Navy Hidden Site

READ FOR UPDATE!!! Old Navy New Coupon Site possible $75 off $100 purchase! Some coupons still active, mostly dead until next week. They have created a "micro site" hidden on the site will be coupons (hidden secret codes) to use in store. Site changes each week with chances for more coupons. Good luck.

This Weeks Codes
5% (unlimited)
10% (unlimited)
15% (25,000 unique codes)
20% (25,000 unique codes)
$10 off $100 (5000 unique codes)
$50 off $100 (3500 unique codes) GONE
$75 off $100 (1000 unique codes) GONE

New coupons are hidden on Thursdays, but no one know's at what time.