Friday, February 20, 2009

Target 2/20/09

My DD wanted to go get the HS Musical DVD that came out Tuesday. Took my coupon binder just in case, LOL. So anyways, had on read on HCW about the Kelloggs gift card deal.



5 - 12 pk boxes Poptarts $2.55 each (Buy 5 get $5GC)

6 - Starkist Tuna Creations $1.59

Used 4 MF's .75/1

Used 2 MF's B2G1 = $ .56 each

1 - Contour Breeze BGM $18.89

Used MF save up to $30.00 = FREE

1 - One Touch Ultra Mini = $18.89

Used MF save up to $20.00 = FREE



OOP: $19.02 Retail $62.45 and Got $5 GC

Blog to Date Spending: $686.30
Blog to Date Balance: $730.70
Blog to Date Retail: $2546.51
Blog to Date Savings:$18.60.21

$$$$$

Got back Coors Light Superbowl MIR: So that's $5.00 added to my budget!!!! Woo Hoo, I just love getting money back and saving money all at the same time. Don't forget I am only adjusting my Blog to date balance.


Blog to Date Spending: $667.28
Blog to Date Balance: $749.72 (after adding in MIR)
Blog to Date Retail: $2484.06
Blog to Date Savings:$1816.78




Thursday, February 19, 2009

CVS 2/19/09







Ran out of coffee and hubby was ready to just go buy some. "NO, wait here go to CVS, you're not blowing up the budget", I said. He never does the couponing. So this was his first trip!

3 - 11.3 oz Folgers Coffee sale 2/$6.00

Used $8.97 ECB Colgate

OOP: $ .03 Retail $14.67

Blog to Date Spending: $667.28

Blog to Date Balance: $744.72

Blog to Date Retail: $2484.06
Blog to Date Savings:$1816.78

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CVS 2/18/09



1 Stayfree 24 ct $3.99 (Get $2 ECB)

Used CVS Q $2/1

3 Colgate Total 4oz $2.99 each (Get $2.99 ECB)

Used 3 MF's $1.50/1

2 Packs Juicy Fruit Gum

1 Bag Ice $1.69

Used $10 ECB from Diet coke

Total OOP $ .34 Retail $19.94 Got $8.97 ECB Colgate and $2.00 ECB Stayfree

Blog to Date Spending: $667.25

Blog to Date Balance: $744.75

Blog to Date Retail: $2469.39

Blog to Date Savings:$1802.14



Monday, February 16, 2009

Honest Scrap Award


I was nominated for my first blog award by Saving with Sara. This was back in January, but I just now figured out how to get it on my blog; LOL ok not very computer literate.

Here are the rules...The rules for the Honest Scrap award - The honorees are to:


A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) pass the award on to 4 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.


Simple. Or not.

1. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 17 ½ years (not always wonderful, lol!)
2. We have 5 great children!!!!
3. I love couponing and pride myself in my thriftiness.
4. I home-school our children; and I really love it.
5. I like reading, playing with our children, and Lifetime movies.
6. I originally wanted 12 children. (Fixed but may adopt in the future)
7. My favorite website is HCW.
8. I am always trying to help others learn to save money.
9. The only debt we have is our mortgage.
10. Really, really want to move to Arizona—so sick of cold, wet Indiana!

I am nominating the following 4 people for this award:

2/16/09 - CVS

Was reading on HCW and saw that there were some deals that I might be interested in; so off to CVS I went. Walked in the door and heard the voice of the not so coupon friendly mgr. Oh well, I'm still going to get my stuff. I only had coupons for the Airborne products.



Needless to say the Airborne Squid soap was clearanced, shelf was marked $2.00 so with my $2.00 off any Airborne coupon they should all three be free.



Well, nsf mgr decided to open register when she saw me in line. No problem, I'm not going to let her ruin my trip. Well, she went to ring in my Airborne coupons and told me I couldn't use them. I pointed out to her that the coupon states right across the good on any Airborne product and pointed to the label on the soap "by Airborne" she said, "Oh that's not why you can't use them, they are clearanced to $1.00 so the coupon exceeds the price." I said, "Ok, I'll take them anyway."



5 - Mylanta Ult. Cherry clearanced $3.50 each(buy 1 get $3 ECB. limit 5)

3 - Squid Soap clearanced $1.00 each

2 - Neutrogena Soap 3.5 oz $2.99 each (buy 2 Neutrogena products get $10 ECB)



Used $5.98, $7.99, & $10.00 ECB's



OOP $2.69 Retail $53.08 Got back $25.00 ECB's

Blog to Date Spending: $666.91
Blog to Date Balance: $745.09
Blog to Date Retail: $2449.45

Blog to Date Savings:$1785.54

2/15/09 - Meijer


















4 - Hormel Pepperoni Sale 2/$3

Used 4 MF's .50/1 Dbld = .50 each

3 - packages Meijer Chicken Breast Sale $1.00 lb = $4.66, $5.34, $5.91

1 - lb pack baby carrots sale 10/$10

8 - Healthy Ones Lunchmeat Sale $1.69

Used 8 MF's .75/1 = .94 each

1 - Healthy Life White Bread Sale $2.00

Used 1 MF .50 Dbld = $1.00

3 - 3 lb rolls Ground Beef Sale $5.00 each

6 - Nabisco Cookies sale 2/$5.00

Used 6 MF's $1/1

3- 2 pk Chili Kits Clearanced $1.14

3 - Kraft 2% shredded cheese sale 3/$6.00

Used 3 - .75/1 MF's = $1.25 each

3 - Kraft 2% cheese sticks sale 3/$6.00

Used 3 - .75/1 MF's = $1.25 each

8 - Kelloggs Corn Pops Cereal Sale 5/$10

5 - Kelloggs Apple Jacks Cereal Sale 5/$10

3 - Kelloggs Fruit Loops Cereal Sale 5/$10

Used 8 MF's $1.50 off 2 = $1.25 each

**Store sale buy 5 get 1 gallon Milk FREE

5 - Gallons Kroger Vit D milk Sale 2/$4

Used 5 $1/1 MF's wyb Nab. Cookies

Got 3 Free for buying cereal = +$1.00

3 - Alpo Dry Dog Food 17.6 lb bags -- $8.69 each

Used 3 IPQ's $4/1 = $4.69 each


OOP $103.20 Retail $204.37


Blog to Date Spending: $664.22
Blog to Date Balance: $747.78
Blog to Date Retail: $2396.37
Blog to Date Savings:$1732.15

2/15/09 - CVS



Local CVS -

6 - 12 pk Coke Products $21.00 (Get $10 ECB)
2 - Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.99 ea. (Get $2.99 ECB)
1 - Earrinse $7.99 (Get $7.99 ECB)
Used 2 $1/1 Colgate MF's
Used CVS 5/30 Q
Used $1.99, $4.99, & $7.99 ECB's

OOP $14.05 Retail $53.56 -Got back $23.97 ECB's
Blog to Date Spending: $561.02
Blog to Date Balance: $850.98
Blog to Date Retail: $2192.00
Blog to Date Savings:$1630.98




Friday, February 13, 2009

$$$$$




Like I stated when I started this blog I'll be adding my MIR's back into my budget. Ok I got back 3 rebates and I am adding that $$$ back into my budget. I got back $3.99 Excedrin, $2.99 Arm & Hammer Essentials, and $5.00 Zantac. So that's $11.98 going back in! The only thing I'm changing is adding the rebates to my balance I'm not changing my spending etc.... So at the end of the blog year my Blog to Date Spending may be higher than the $1400 but I am going off of the Blog to Date Balance which shows what I have left to spend for the year out of my $1400 budget.


$$$$ Back $11.98
Blog to Date Spending: $546.97
Blog to Date Balance: $865.03 (new balance after adding in the MIR's)

Blog to Date Retail: $2138.44
Blog to Date Savings:$1591.47

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Shopping Trip 2/6/09






















Went to New Castle Kroger, CVS, and Wags. Then went to our local Marsh.


Kroger (did 3 transactions for the mega deals)


2 - Total Cereal $2.69 each

Used 1 MF $1/2

2 - Multigrain Cheerios $2.69 each

Used 2 MF's .50/1 Dbld

5 - Cheerios $2.69 each

Used 1 MF $1/1

Used 2 MF's $1/2

-Mega Sale $2.70= $1.72 each (but got the BC Fruit Snacks cheap by buying the cereal)

5 - Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.79 each

Used 2 MF's .50/1 Dbld

Used 3 MF's FREE wyb 3 GM cereal

-Mega Sale $1.50 = Paid $ .08 for all 5

6- cans Chef Boyardee Sale .88 each

Used 2 MF's .35/3 Dbld

- Mega Sale $1.80 = $ .35 each

30 - cans Manwich Sale $1.00 each

Used 15 MF's .50/2 Dbld

-Mega Sale $9.00 = $ .20 each

30 - 15 ct Totinos pizza rolls Sale 4/$5.00

Used 30 MF's .35/1 Dbld

-Mega Sale $9.00 = $ .25 each

1-- 1 lb roll Kroger ground beef $2.17

MIR $2.00

6 - 4 pks Cottenelle

Used 3 MF's .50/2 Dbld = $ .49 each


Total OOP: $34.85 Retail $157.36


CVS


1 - Earrinse $7.99 (Get $7.99 ECB)

1 - CVS chewable aspirin $1.99 (Get $1.99 ECB)

1 - Extreme Energy 2 pk $4.99 (Get $4.99 ECB)


Used $3 & $3.99 ECB's


Total OOP: $8.54 (Got back $7.99, $1.99 & $4.99 ECB's) Retail $17.53


WAG's


2 - 12 pks Diet Pepsi

1 - 12 pk Pepsi

Used $10.00 RR

($11 of $20 MIR Coors for $5.00)


Total OOP: $1.77 Retail $13.74 (and got $3 RR)


Marsh


4 Loaves Earthgrains Bread Sale 2/$4.

1 5 lb bag Potatoes $1.98

2 bags Dole Salad $1.29 each

1 lb. Grapes $1.99

4 lbs. Bananas $2.36

10 - Powerade $ .78 each

Used 10 MF's .40/1 Dbld = Free


**had .55/1 Earthgrains and $2 produce wyb Earthgrains bread; I picked up the wrong bread so I couldn't use my coupons and hubby was with me and so . . . I paid full price (sales).


Total OOP: $19.21 Retail $34.78
Blog to Date Spending: $546.97
Blog to Date Balance: $853.05
Blog to Date Retail: $2138.44
Blog to Date Savings:$1591.47

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shopping 2/4/2009







Trinity went with Steve and I. First we went to Kroger in New Castle and Did 3 transactions(becauseI had 3 mail in rebates to do). Next we stopped at Rural King so that Steve and Trinity could use the restroom (Kroger’s was closed) and since we were there Trinity and I got some FREE popcorn to eat with our Deli Sandwiches on the way home. Steve bought himself a bag of chips at Rural King clearance to $1.00. On our way back home we stopped at Meijer in Muncie to pick up some of the pasta on sale for $ .49. Anyways here’s how we did. 1st picture Kroger, 2nd picture Rural King, and 3rd picture Meijers.

Kroger
10 – Freshpet rolls of Dog Food $2.99 each
Used 10 MF’s @ $3/1 = - $.10
10 - Green Giant Steamers Sale $1.99 each
Used 5 MF’s $1/1 & 5 MF’s .50/1 Dbld = $ .99 each
Mega Event Item = - $5.00 = $ .49 each

5 – Armour Meatballs Sale $2.49
Used 5 MF’s .55/1 = $1.94 each
Mega Event Item = - $2.50 = $1.44 each
2 Quaker Life Cinn. Cereal – sale $2.69 each
Used MF $1/2 = $2.19 each
Mega Event Item = - $1.00 = $1.69 each
MIR $5.00 (wyb 5 Quaker) =
$ .69 each after Rebate
3 Quaker Instant Oatmeal = $2.69 each
Used MF $1/1 = $2.35 each
Mega Event Item = - $1.50 = $1.85 each
(3/5 MIR $5.00 wyb 5 Quaker) = - $3.00 = $ .85 each after Rebate
1 – 3 lb box Johnsonville Brats sale $10.99
MIR - $5 Johnsonville GC wyb $10
1 – 5pk Kroger Deli Sandwiches $5.99
MIR - $5 on purchase over $5.00
Used 3 - $2.00 Armour Catalina Coupons

Total OOP: $34.50
(tax $2.57 subtotal $31.93) Retail $113.90 (MIR’s $15.00)


Rural King

1 – Bag Tabasco Potato Chips $1.00
2 – Fresh Popcorns FREE

Total OOP: $1.00
Retail $3.59

Meijer
20 – 1 lb. boxes Meijer Spaghetti Sale $ .49 each


Total OOP: $9.80 Retail $26.60



Today's Total OOP: $45.30 Retail $144.09

Blog to Date Spending: $482.60
Blog to Date Balance: $917.42
Blog to Date Retail: $1915.03
Blog to Date Savings:$1432.43

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 1, 2009
































Stopped at Marsh and bought 2 Indianapolis Star Newspapers and 1 Muncie Newspaper. Then we headed to Krogers in New Castle. Trinty and Jakob went with us and we ate the chicken wings on our way home. So here's how we did.


18 -cans Hormel Chili w/ Beans $1.00
Used 9 MF’s $1/2 = FREE
23 -bags Armour 14 oz. Meatballs $2.49
Used 23 MF’s .55/1 = $1.44 each (buy 4 Earn $2.00 OYNO CAT)
5 -jars Kraft Mayonnaise $2.99 each
Used 5 MF’s .75/1 = $1.74
5 -jars Pace Picante Sauces $1.99 each
Used 5 MF’s $1/1 = $ .49 each
5 Quaker Cereal ( 2 Life 3 Capt. Crunch) $2.69 each
Used 1 MF $1/2 Life
Used 1 MF .50/1 Capt. Crunch Dbld
Used Save $3 wyb 5 Quaker = $ .19 for all 5 boxes
4- GM Trix Cereal 3/$5.00
Used 1 MF $1/1 Trix
Used 1 MF $3/3
1- GM MultiGrain Cheerios 3/$5.00
Used 1 MF $1/1
4- ½ Gallons Kroger Vit. D Milk 4/$5.00
Used 1 MF save $1 on milk wyb Multigrain Cheerios
6 – Cottenelle reg. 4 pks Toilet Paper $ .99 each
Used 3 MF’s save .50/2 Dbld = $ .49 each
10 – Tostitos Dips 2/$6.00
6 – Bags Tostitos Chips 2/$6.00
Used 5 MF’s save $1 wyb 1 bag Tostito Chips and 1 Dip
Used 2 MF’s save $2 on Dip wyb 2 bag Tostito Chips
8 – 12 pk Pepsi Products 4/$10.00
Used 3 MF’s save $5 wyb 8 any Pepsi/Tostito
MIR Coors/Pepsi/Tostitos $7.50
3 – loaves Healthy Life Bread $1.89 each
Used 3 MF’s .50/1 Dbled = $ .89 each
6 – Reese Whips Candy Bars 2/$1.00
Used 3 MF’s $1/2 = FREE
3 – Fuze Drinks $1.00
Used 3 MF’s .25/1 Dbld = .50 each
11- Spicy Wings (Deli) $5.99
MIR Deli $5.00
2 – Purina Dog Food 3.5 $4.99 each
Used 2 IPQ’s $4/1 = $ .99 each
2 – Country Crock Margarine Tubs $2.44
Used 2 MF’s .25/1 Dbld = $1.94 each
2 – Indianapolis Star Newspapers $1.75 each
1 – Muncie Star Press Newspaper $1.75

Saved $30.00 Mega Event Instant Savings (did 2 transactions)

Total OOP: $133.91
Retail $351.19 ( Plus MIR’s $12.50 & still have $6.00 OYNO Cats)


Blog to Date Spending: $437.30
Blog to Date Balance: $962.72
Blog to Date Retail: $1770.94
Blog to Date Savings:$1333.64