Monday, May 31, 2010

Site Review: Coupon Chief

I was recently asked to check out the website of Coupon Chief and share my thoughts of the site with my fellow bloggers, friends and family. If you do any type of shopping online, you MUST check this site out!

First of all, there are THOUSANDS of stores that this site offers coupon codes for. What is a coupon code? Well, if you do any type of shopping online, you know that when you go to the companies checkout there is usually a box that says "enter promo code" or "enter coupon code" or something like that. A lot of times you may not have a coupon code and you simply skip over that box. HOWEVER, not any more! From now on, any time you want to purchase something on line, the first thing you need to do is go to Coupon Chief and see if they have a promo code they can provide you to use on your order. Some coupon codes that you might find would provide you with free shipping, or perhaps $25 off a $100 purchase, 25% off, etc. The options are endless and of course change constantly as deal "promos" are found for you! You can search by either the name of a particular store you want to purchase from or, even an item. Say you want to look for "teen fashion". You simply go to Coupon Chief, plug in "teen fashion" as your search item and they will pull up a listing of all stores that offer teen fashions along with matching coupon codes. When you find the store/coupon you would like to purchase from and use, you simply click on the "copy" button for that coupon and paste that particular coupon code into the checkout of the site you are ordering from. Your savings will instantly show up on your online invoice. It is that easy!

Coupon Chief also offers a "Pays-2-Share Program". If you are shopping online and come across a coupon code that Coupon Chief does not already have in their listing of offers, you can actually upload that coupon code to their site and if anyone clicks on that offer and makes a purchase, Coupon Chief will pay you 2% of the total sales purchased when someone uses that coupon! So, not only is Coupon Chief a "savings site", it could also be a "money making site" as well!

One other great feature they have is you can set up a profile on their website that provides information on what types of items or stores that you like to shop from and they will email you alerts when there are deals and promos that you may be interested in.

If you do any type of online shopping, I would highly recommend you check out Coupon Chief! I do not personally do a lot of online shopping, but I just may start having found this new site!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 11 - Meet Charlie


Heeeeeere's Charlie!

(Insert Picture Here) :o)

Well, normally there would be a picture right above here but hubby drove off again without me getting a chance to snap a picture of Charlie. I'll upload when I can.

Who is Charlie? Well, Charlie is my hubby's new truck. (I always name our vehicles, hubby is not amused and does not approve of the name "Charlie" but I figured I name them, I call them by name, so no one else really needs to like the name, right?) Well anyhoo, we set out Saturday morning to have a nice quiet lunch and do some shopping (nothing fun - - new part for the kitchen sink, possibly rent a carpet cleaner, get the dogs groomed, etc.). We even gave the kids a credit card so they could go get lunch themselves. Well......we show up at the restaurant and who walks in 10 minutes later but the kids! We can't even pay them to leave us alone! LOL. We hurried and ate and then left so we could attempt to lose them again without them following us when the phone rings. The dogs are already done at the groomers, so we headed back to pick them up and drop them off at home. We once again get back in the car to go do our errands when the kids call. They are at a local clothing store and found some "stuff" they needed. So, we stopped in with them, everybody got some clothes (I got running clothes - go figure) and once again we leave the children to finally get our errands done as we have to get home for a family graduation party by 5:30.........

Needless to say, the only thing we accomplished on our list was picking up the sink part. On a whim we decided to drive West Ashley "just to look" to see what trucks were out there available for sale. Well......about 5 hours later we were driving home with a new truck - Charlie! Talk about a last minute whim!! We rushed home, ran a brush through my hair and off to the graduation party - albeit an hour or so late. But...we did get there. Congratulations Skylar on graduation!

Needless to say after a whirlind of a day, no walking, running or training otherwise happened today. You never think about how exhausting buying a new car can be!

Set the alarm tonight though to get up at 6:45 a.m. for my first morning run! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FREE Cami from Lane Bryant!

Click here to fill out online form and instantly print a coupon for a FREE Cami from your local Lane Bryant or Cacique store. Coupon expires May 10 so be sure and hurry. This is available while supplies last only!

Happy Savings!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bi Lo Deals 4/28 - 5/4

Here are a few deals that might make it worth me getting in the car and driving there this week.

Don't forget:
* Take your reusable grocery bags and get .05 off for each one you take in store with you;
* Bilo will double coupons up to .60 face value.

Southern Home Fresh Split Chicken Breast .89/lb.

Fresh Souther Home Chicken Legs or Thighs, .99/lb.

Dozen Southern Home Large White Eggs .98 each

Allens Cut Italian Green Beans $1.00 each

Chef Boyardee $1.00
-$1 off 5 April All You Magazine

Manwich $1.25
-$1 off 3 April All You Magazine (makes it $2.75 for 3)

Blue Bell Ice Cream $3.99

Navel Oranges .69/lb.

For complete Bilo Deals, check out Southern Savers

Happy Savings!

Publix Deals 4/28 - 5/4

Here are some of the deals I see that might be worth going to the store for this week at Publix.

Do not forget:
*Publix will double coupons up to a face value of 50 cents;
* Publix will take local competitor coupons


BOGO Deals

Tostitots Tortilla Chips $4.99 (2.49 each)
- Possible tearpads in store for Free Salsa when you buy 2 bags
- $1 off 2 SS 4/25 (makes it $1.99 each)

Pace Chunky Salsa $2.79 ($1.39 each)
-.50 off 2 SS 5/2 (Makes it .89 each)

Old ElPaso Dinner Kit $2.79 ($1.39 each)
-Possible tearpad in store for $1 off 2

Fresh Express Salad Blends $3.99 ($1.99 each)
-$1.50 off 2 SS 2/21

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper $1.99 (.99 each)
-$.75 off 3 SS 3/7 (makes it .74 each)
-$1 off 3 SS 3/7, 4/11 (makes it .65 each)

Hunt's Tomato Sauce $1.39 (.69 each)
-$1 off 3 in April All You Magazine (makes it .35 each)

Post Cerelas $3.27 ($1.63 each)

Zatarain's New Orleans Style Mix $1.99 (.99 each)
-$1 off 3 RP 4/11 (makes it .65 each)

Thomas' Bagels $3.99 ($1.99 each)
-$1 off Honey Wheat Bagles March All You Magazine

Keebler Club Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Mission Flour Tortillas $2.69 ($1.34)

Mayfield Ice Cream $5.49 ($2.74 each)

Lender's Bagels $1.99 (.99 each)

Other Deals
Cantaloupes $2.00 each

California Navel Oranges .99/lb.

Red Seedless Grapes $1.49/lb.

For entire list of deals at Publix this week, check out Southern Savers.

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

FREEBIE - Cascade ActionPacs

Go here to sign up for P&G Everyday Solutions and receive a free 2-pack sample of Cascade ActionPacs!

Happy Savings!

FREEBIE - Energy Efficient Now - Free CFL Bulbs

Go here and sign up to receive 2 CFL lightbulbs absolutely free! This is part of the Free Lighbulb Initiative. Make sure you glance around the website for more information on how you can save energy while you are there!
Happy Savings!

Book Review: Rick & Bubba's Big Honkin' Book of Grub

I recently received this book through the Thomas Nelson book program, BookSneeze, to read and provide my honest review of the book. I was not required to provide a "good review", simply an honest one. I did not receive any other compensation other than receiving a free copy of this book.
When I was advised I would be receiving this book, I was thrilled! As most everyone knows who follows my blog or knows me at all, I am always looking for new recipes to try out so I couldn't wait to receive this book. While most everyone is always looking for "healthy recipes" these days, I simply look for scrumptious, easy cooking. By the title of this book, that is what I figured I would get!
Well.....out of 214 pages, there are only about 23 recipes in this entire "cookbook". So......not really a cookbook after all. I would consider this book more of a humorous look on eating and why Americans LOVE to eat! You will learn such things as "Diet starts with D-I-E for a reason", you will learn weight-loss tips such as "Jog, instead of walking, to your refrigrator" or "Never put both feet on the scale". The "Two Sexiest Fat Mean Alive" will also provide you with a listing of their all-time favorite places to eat - which also includes the best place on this side of the pearly gates - the ultimate "Church Potlock"!
If you are looking for a humorous book for a foodie in your life, or perhaps someone that has always dieted and just really wants to "Live" their life around the food they adore, then this is the book for them. On the other hand, if you are looking for a real cookbook, you may want to skip right over this one.
Happy Reading!

Monday, April 26, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Crockpot Lasagna

OK, I know it is only Monday. However, since I been posting "TNT Tuesday" on Wednesday's or not at all, figured I'd at least be early this week! :o)

This is a crockpot recipe that my family enjoyed the first time I made it. I do not make this too often because it is not one of those recipes you can throw in the pot at 7 in the morning and cook for the 9-10 hours that I am away at work. This one only cooks for 6 hours......but it is good to fix on a weekend when I am around the house but don't feel like standing over the stove cooking for hours to have dinner on the table. I can throw this in at noon and be ready to eat at 6:00. I believe I found this recipe in a "Mr. Food" Cookbook.
Crockpot Lasagna
1 lb. ground meat
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 jar (28 oz.) Spaghetti Sauce
1/3 cup water
8 lasagna noodles (uncooked)
15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 cup mozarella cheese (or more if you prefer!)
* Brown ground meat with Italian Seasoning, drain.
* Combine Spaghetti Sauce and water in a bowl and stir until mixed.
* Put 4 noodles in bottom of greased crockpot (you may have to break them to make them fit to cover bottom of crock.)
* Layer 1/2 of the meat on top of the noodles, then 1/2 of the sauce.
* Spread ricotta cheese over sauce, and then sprinkle with 1 cup mozarella.
* Then repeat with remaining noodles, then meat, sauce and mozarella cheese.
Cook on high for 1 hour and then switch to low and continue to cook for 5 hours.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book Review: Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl

Do you love crime dramas? If so, you may want to check out this recently released book from the New York Times Best-Selling Author, Lis Wiehl. This is actually the second book in the "Triple Threat" Series. Do not worry if you have not read the first book. I did not, and I was still able to follow along just fine.
This book tells the story of how outspoken radio personality, Jim Fate, was killed by a poisonous gas of some sort while he was on the air recording his show "Hand of Fate". In order to help solve the mystery of who, on a long list of suspects, would have killed Jim Fate, the "Triple Threat Club" steps in. The trio includes a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent and a hard-working journalist. Follow along as they try to figure out the mystery of this murder, deal with the widespread panic and havoc this murder has caused throughout the City, all while each of them also deal with their personal issues and secrets.
This was a very easy and fast-paced read for me with a surprise twist ending. I finished it in two days just wanting to know how each of the "club members" manage in their lives from day to day. I will be going to the book store to purchase the first in the series for sure!
(I received a free advanced copy of this book through Thomas Nelson publishers so that I may in turn read it and provide my honest feedback. I was not required to give any specific type of feedback other than my honest opinion. I did not receive any compensation for doing such other than the free copy of the book, which is mine to keep.)
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Publix Deals 4/21 - 4/27

Lots of deals at Publix this week, but the below is what I plan to be picking up this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to 50 cents
* Publix will take competitor coupons from local stores

BOGO Items

Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries $2.49 ($1.24 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .74 each)
.55 off SS 2/7 (makes it .69 each)

Gren Gian Canned Vegetables $1.29 (.64 each)

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta $1.79 (.89 each)
$1 off April issues of Family Circle, Better H&G, Parents Magazine or March issue of Rachel Ray(makes it FREE)
.75 off SS 4/11 (makes it .14 each)

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2.67 ($1.33 each)
.40 off SS 3/28 (makes it .53 each)

Pepsi Products, 2 liter $1.59 (.79 each)

Nabisco Teddy Grahams Snacks $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Shout Laundry Stain Remover $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.55 off SS 3/21 (makes it .94 each)

Smuckers Uncrustables, 4 pk $2.00

All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergeant $2.99
$2 off RP 2/7 (regional coupon) (makes it .99)
$1 off RP 2/7 (makes it $1.99)

Bananas 59 cents/lb.

Cucumbers 50 cents each

Red Seedless Grapes $1.29/lb.

Catalopes $2.00 each

Stayfree Ultra Thin Pads $3.89
$2 off RP 3/28 (makes it $1.89)
$1 off RP 4/25 (makes it $2.89)

Swiffer Sweeper Refiles $4.00
$1 off 2 PG 3/7 (makes it $3.50 each)

If you want to see the entire least of deals for Publix this week, check out Southern Savers!

Happy Savings!

Bi-Lo Deals 4/21 - 4/27

Here is what I will be heading to BiLo for this week as far as deals I see. As you can tell from my short list, I am not too excited about the BiLo sales this week - except bananas are now down to 44 cents per pound and Dawn dish soap is FREE!

Don't forget:
* Bilo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* make sure you get your 5 cent discount for every reusbable bag you carry in with you.

BOGO Items

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Strips, Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1.25 off January and May All You Magazine (makes it $ $2.24 each)
.75 off October All You Magazine (makes it $2.74 each)

Allens Cut Italian Beans $2.49 ($1.24 each)

Lindy's Italian Ice 6 pack $3.56 ($1.78 each)


Bananas 44 cents per pound!!

Navel Oranges .69 per pound

Dawn Dish Soap $1.00
.50 off PG 4/4 (makes it FREE)
.25 off PG 3/7 (makes it .50)

Finish Quantamatic $5.99
$1 off SS 3/7 (makes it $4.99 but expires 4/25)
$5 off SS 4/11

If you would like to see the entire list of deals for this week at BiLo, click here to check out the deals posted by Southern Savers!
Happy Savings!

Friday, April 16, 2010

FREEBIE - Pantene Product

Go here to fill out form to receive your free sample of Pantene Customized Hair Solutions product.

FREEBIE - Pet Safety Decal

Do you have pets? Then be sure to click here to get your FREE decal to let firefighters, police and other people know that you have pets inside and to please save them in the event of a fire or other disaster.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Cheeseburgers

Yes, I know it is Wednesday, but figured "TNT Tuesday on Wednesday" was better than not at all!

This is the recipe that my husband LOVES to use when grilling burgers for the family. The recipe as posted makes four (4) 1/4-pound burger patties (pre-cooked). We obviously double the recipe when making them because we are simply little piggies! :)


1 lb. ground chuck or ground beef
1 tbs. Worcestershire Sauce
1 egg
1/4 c. breadcrumbs
Garlic Clove, crushed
2 oz. shredded cheddar (we use more cheese!)
4 Hamburger Buns
Toppings of your choice

* Mix all ingredients together well.
* Shape into 4 patties
* Grill on the grill to your likeness. - You can also broil these patties or grill them on your George Foreman Grill, which takes about 8-10 minutes for a well done burger.
* Slap that pattie on a bun and decorate to your liking!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Finish Quantumatic Dishwashing Detergeant Dispenser

Bet you can't say that fast three times! Anyhoo, if you would like to try the new Finish Quantumatic Dishwashing Detergant Dispenser or any of the other Finish line of the dishwashing products, go here to print yourself $6.00 if coupons!

Happy Savings!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Winner is.....

I wanted to apologize for the delay in announcing our winner of the Walmart Giftcard that was provided to me by Olay through MyBlogSpark. I ended up in the doctors office the first part of this week and ended up on bed rest through yesterday. I am finally getting my energy back today and was able to finally start getting caught up on my never ending to do list!

So.....not to put this off any longer.......the winner of the Walmart Gift Card is........

Pixie with Penny Pinching Pixie!

Congratulations Pixie! Please email me with a mailing address so I can get your gift card sent to you this week!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 5, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Sub Ring

Wow! I know I have missed posting the "TNT Tuesday" Recipe for several weeks and I do apologize. I tend to bite off more than I can chew and just can't seem to juggle everything!

Anyhoo - this is a very simple recipe, but one my teenage daughter requests a lot. Everyone is amazed at how great the bread taste and they think I have slaved in the kitchen all day making homemade bread! Ha!! - I actually took this to a birthday party last month and everyone kept saying where did this bread come from. I simply said "I made it!" My philosophy on "homemade" is - if it didn't come in your house looking like it is when you serve it, and you actually had to prepare it in your home - - then it is homemade! :o)

This recipe originally came from The Pampered Chef years ago when I was a consultant.....

Sub Sandwich Ring


2 Pillsbury French Loaf (canned bread in the dairy section of your local grocery store)
Italian Seasoning Mix (Garlic, Oregano, Basil)
Lunchmeat of your choice (Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, all the above.....)
Cheese slices of your choice
Veggie toppings of your choice (lettuce, onions, tomato, olives, etc)
Italian Dressing
Condiments of your choice (mayonaise, mustard, etc)

* Preheat oven according to cooking directions on bread label.
* Take the french loaf out of the packaging and place one loaf on your pan in a semi-circle shape. Then place the other french loaf in a semi-circle shape where it makes an "O" shape. Pinch the ends together that meet so it forms one large circle. Make sure and pinch all the way around so it does not separate. (This dough is "stretchy" so feel free to pull on it and make your circle as big as your pan will allow.
* Take a serrated knife and cut about 6 diagnol slits on the top of the bread to allow the bread to expand while cooking. These do not need to be deep at all, just use the tip of the knife.
* Spray the dough with Pam Spray or brush lightly with oil of your choice.
* Sprinkle on the seasonings of your choice.
* Bake in the oven 25-30 minutes.
* While bread is cooking you can cut up your veggie toppings.
* Once bread is done, let cool then cut the bread in half horizontally to remove the "top" of the bread.
* Spread with your condiments of choice (Mayonaise, mustard, etc) layer on your meat, cheese and veggies, sprinkle with Italian Dressing and then replace the top.

* Then you are ready to slice into serving sizes!

(If you do not want to make the "circle", you can easily lay two loaves straight out on your pan and make two sub sandwiches as well... The circle just makes it "fun")

Happy Cooking!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Product Review: Fight the Signs of Aging with Olay & a Giveaway!!

Thanks to my friends over at MyBlogSpark, I was provided with a full-size sample of the new Olay Total Effects Body Wash to try out and then share my findings and opinions (good or bad) with my fellow bloggers and readers. Well......I have been using this product for the last 30 days and I have to say that I am amazed!

Before I go into too much detail about the product itself, let me just say that I am not one to be "choosy" when using body wash products. I have always been of the mindset that a body wash, is a body wash, is a body wash. One may smell better than another, one may be a little thicker or "suds up" better than another, but other than that, all body washes were equal in my mind and simply did the job of getting you clean. Well, let me be the first to point out that I am so WRONG (being a woman, I don't admit that too often, so you know I am telling the truth!) :o)

When I received my package from MyBlogSpark, I received a full size bottle of the Deep Penetrating Moisture Body Wash, along with a bath puff, to try out and see what I thought. The materials that were provided claimed to fight 7 signs of aging while you shower, which included Improving Elasticity, Relieving Dryness, Deeply Conditioning Skin, Brightening Dull Skin, Evening Skin Tone, Smoothing Rough Skin and Minimizing the Appearance of Dry Lines.
I can honestly say just after my very first shower using this body wash, there was an immediate softness to my skin. After about a week or so, I could tell a drastic difference in the smoothness of my skin, particularly in my upper arms where I previously had rough and "bumpy" spots. By the end of the month, I also no longer had dry skin, particularly in my calf area where I tend to have dry skin during this time of year.
The body wash is extremely thick and "a little dab will do ya" so the body wash lasts a long time since you do not have to use very much each time you shower. It does not have a strong smell like some body washes do that sometimes over power you but simply leaves you smelling clean and fresh.
I would highly recommend this body wash to anyone looking to improve the look and feel of their skin, particularly those that are skeptical like me. I promise you will be amazed!
In addition to the products MyBlogSpark provided to me to tryout, they also provided me with a $10.00 Walmart Gift Card to share with one lucky reader so they may also try out Olay Total Effects Body Wash for themselves. So, if you would like to be given a chance to win this $10 Walmart Gift Card simply do one or more of the following to be entered. (1) Leave a comment here on my blog; (2) Sign up to "Follow" my blog; or (3) Become a Fan on our Facebook page by going here. You will get an entry for each item you do above! If you are already a fan on Facebook, you must leave a comment here saying you read the review to be included! One lucky winner will be chosen on Wednesday, April 7!
(All Product, information, and giveaway have been provided by Olay through MyBlog Spark.)
Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Publix Must Haves 3/24 - 3/30

Another great week at Publix for some stock up deals!!!

Do not forget:
* Publix will double coupons up to .50 face value;
* Publix will take competitor coupons INCLUDING CVS Extra Care Bucks!
* You do NOT have to buy 2 items to get BOGO deal, one will ring up half-price.


Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes $3.39 ($1.69 each)
.35 off SS 3/21 (makes it .99 each)

Publix Deli Spinach Dip $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Fresh Express Salad Blends $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 - tearpad spotted in produce section in some stores (makes it $1.49 each)
$1.50 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it $1.24 each)

Marie's Dressing $2.99 ($1.49 each)
$1 off SS 1/31 (makes it .49 each)

I Can't Believe Its Not Butter $2.89 ($1.44 each)

Ore-Ida Steam N Mash Potatoes $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1.00 off 2 All You February Magazine (makes it $1.49 each)

Breyers Ice Cream $4.99 ($2.49 each)

Cool Whip Whipped Topping $1.99 (.99 each)

Mt. Olive Pickles $2.79 ($1.39 each)

Kelloggs NutriGrain Bars $3.49 ($1.74 each)
$1 off 2 RP 2/7 (makes it $1.24 each)

General Mills Cheerios Cereals $4.29 ($2.14 each)
$1 off 2 SS 3/7 (makes it $1.64 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it $1.64 each)
$1 off 3 SS 2/7 (makes it $1.81 each)

Log Cabin Syrup $3.49 ($1.74 each)
.50 off September All You Magazine (makes it .74 each)

Hellman's Mayonnaise $4.89 ($2.44 each)

Lipton Tea Bags 100 cnt $3.91 ($1.95 each)
.50 off RP 3/28 (Makes it .95 each)
.60 off RP 3/28 (makes it .75 each)

Kraft or Seven Seas Dressing $3.19 ($1.59 each)

Del Monte Vegetables $1.29 (.64 each)
$1 off 5 RP 2/7 (makes it .44 each)
$1 off 8 RP 3/21 (makes it .52 each)

Hunts Tomato Sauce .99 (.49 each)
$1 off 4 December and January All You Magazine (makes it .24 each)

Classico Pasta Sauce $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Ronzoni Pasta $1.39 (.69 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10 (makes it .19 each)

Gatorade Thirst Quencher or G2 $2.50 ($1.25)
$1 off 2 RP 1/10 (makes it .75 each)
.50 off RP 1/10 (makes it .25 each)

Keebler Club Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Orville Redenbacher Pop Corn $4.89 ($2.44 each)
$1 off 4 Conagra Products SS 3/14 (makes it $2.19 each)

Lay's Potato Chips $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Keebler Fudge Shoppe $3.49 ($1.74 each)
.55 off RP 3/7 (makes it $1.19 each)


Idaho Potatoes 5 lb bag $2.50

Premium Strawberries 16 oz. $2.00

Kraft American Cheese Singles $1.66

Breakstone's Sour Cream .99
.55 off SS 3/21 (makes it .44 each)

Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.00

Pillsbury Rolls, Squares, Breadsticks, Pizza Cruse, or Loaf $1.66
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 and 1/31 (makes it $1.16 each)
.40 off 2 SS 1/31
.40 off 2 SS 3/7
$1 off 3 SS 3/7, 2/7, 1/3

Swanson Broth .59
.40 off 3 SS 3/21 (makes it .33 each)

Stacy's Pita Chips (in deli section) $2.50

Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables 50% off
$1 off 3 SS 3/21
.50 off SS 3/21
.35 off SS 2/28

Sara Lee Desserts 50% off

Cascade Dishwasher Detergeant $3.99
.25 off PG 3/7 (makes it $3.49 each)
.50 off PG 3/7 (makes it $2.49 each)

Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 12 rolls $6.49
$1 off RP 1/24

Chinet Classic Plates $1.50

Chinet Napkins $1.50

Ziploc Bags $2.00
.55 off SS 2/21 (makes it $1.55 each)
.40 off SS 3/21 (makes it $1.20 each)
$1 off 2 SS 3/21 (makes it $1.50 each)

Happy Savings!

BiLo Must Haves 3/24 - 3/30

Here are a few deals that I see good at Bi-Lo this week. I'm not too excited with these deals this week, but hopefully you can find something to be excited about.

Do not forget:
* Bi-Lo will double coupons up to .60 face value;
* You will get 5 cents off for every reusable bag you bring in and use;
* Bi-Lo does NOT take competitor coupons;
* You do not have to buy two items to get BOGO deals. One item will ring half-price.


Southern Home Fresh Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast $4.49 lb. ($2.24/lb.)

Armour Heat N Serve Meatballs $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Del Monte Pineapple $1.29 (.64 each)
$1 off 5 RP 2/7 (makes it .44 each)
$1 off 8 RP 3/21 (makes it .52 each)

Crystal Light, makes 10-12 qts. $5.25 ($2.67 each)
$1 off SS 3/21 (makes it $1.67 each)

Blue Bunny Champ Cones $5.59 ($2.77 each)


Del Monte Vegetables .69 each
$1 off 5 RP 2/7 (makes it .49 each)
$1 off 8 RP 3/21 (makes it .57 each)

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna .79 each

French's Mustard $1.25
.30 off SS 1/24 and 3/21 (makes it .65 each)
.50 off SS 3/21 (makes it .25 each)

Boston But Pork Roast .99/lb.

Southern Home Smoked Ham Shank Portion .99/lb.

Southern Home Smoked Ham Butt Portion $1.09./lb.

Southern Home Sprial Sliced Glazed 1/2 Ham $1.79/lb.

Pepsi 12 pk. $2.75

Crest Toothpaste $2.00
$1 off PG 2/21 (makes it $1.00 each)
.75 off PG 2/7 and 3/7 (makes it $1.25 each)

Gillette Series or Satin Care Shaving Gel $2.00
.55 off PG 2/7 and 3/7 (makes it .90 each)

Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner and Sytlers $2.99
$1 off RP 2/14 (makes it $1.99 each)
$2 off Styler wyb Shampoo or condition RP 3/14 (makes it $1.99 each for 2)

Bounty Basic paper Towels 6 rolls $4.99
.25 off PG 2/7 and 3/7 (makes it $4.49)

Marcal Small Steps Recycled Paper Towels 8 rolls $4.99
$1 off SS 3/7 (makes it $3.99)

Also - Rug Doctor Steam Machine Rentals are $5.00 off this week if you need to spruce up your house before the Easter Bunny arrives.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Publix Must haves 3/17 - 3/23

GREAT week at Publix I do believe! Hope you find lots you can use. And remember - even if you can't use it now - but can use it within the next 8-12 weeks, go ahead and buy it and put it up if it is not perishable so that way you are buying it a low price and won't have to pay full price when you do need it!

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to 50 cents face value;
* Publix will take local competitor store coupons;
* Publix will stack a local competitor store coupon with a manufacture coupon on the one product;

BOGO Deals

Oscar Meyer Meat Franks $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Tenders, Popcorn or Fries $5.99 ($2.99 each)
$ 1 off March All You Magazine
.75 off October All You Magazine

General Mills Cereal (select varieties) $4.29 ($2.14 each)
.75 off Wheaties SS 2/21 (makes it $1.39 each)
$1 off Wheaties SS 2/21 (makes it $1.14 each)
$1 off 2 SS 3/7 (makes it $1.64 each)

Kellogg's Cereal (select varieties) $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 3/7 (makes it $1.49 each)
$1.50 off 3 at coupons (makes it $1.49 each)
$1 off 2 at coupons (makes it $1.49 each) *****
***** Buy 2 boxes of cereal, use BOTH the RP 3/7 coupon and the FoodLion coupon which
makes it .99 each)

Wish-Bone Dressing $2.97 ($1.48 each)

Prego Italian Sauce $2.49 ($1.24 each)
.50 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .75 each)
$1 off SS 2/7 (makes it .24 each)

Muellers Pasta $1.39 (.69 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .20 each)

Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice $1.89 (.94 each)
$1 off 2 RP 2/21 (makes it .45 each)
$1 off Rp 2/21 (makes it FREE)

Krusteaz Cookie Mix $2.19 ($1.09 each)

Lawry's 30-minute Marinade $2.87 ($1.43 each)

Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner $2.69 ($1.34 each)

Arnold Whole Grain Bread $3.69 ($1.84 each)

Pepperidge Farm Swirl Bread $3.59 ($1.79 each)

Refrigerated Lender's Bagels $2.09 ($1.04) each
.50 off 100 calorie bagels (if included in sale) March All You Magazine (makes .04 each)

Blue Bell Ice Cream $6.59 ($3.29 each)
$1 off here (makes it $2.29 each)

Klondike or Slim-A-Bear Ice Cream Bar $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Nabisco Oreo Fudge Creme or Cakesters $3.39 ($1.69 each)

Wise Ptoate Chips $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Tostitos Salsa or Queso $3.19 ($1.59 each)

Pop-Secret Popcorn $4.39 ($2.19 each)
$1 off 2 RP 2/21 (makes it $1.69 each)
.50 off 2 RP 2/21 (makes it $1.69 each)

Lance Cookies, Crackers $2.89 ($1.44 each)

All Small & Mighty Detergeant $5.99 ($2.99 each)
$2 off Rp 2/7 (makes it .99)
$ 1 off Rp 2/7

Lysol Neutra-Air Sanitizing Spray $3.59 ($1.79 each)
$1.50 off SS 3/7 (makes it .29 each)

Hefty Everyday Plates $4.99 ($2.49 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.99 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it $1.49 each)

Michigan Red or Golden Delicious Apples 3 lb bag $2.49

Chef Boyardee .89 each
B3G1 January All You Magazine (makes it .67 each)

Pepsi Products - 2 liters $1.00 each

Tide 2x Ultra Laundry Detergeant $4.99
$1 off PG 3/7 (makes it $3.99)
$1 off 2 PG 2/7 (makes it $4.49 each)


$10 off purchase of a $50 BP Gas Card when you buy $25 worth of groceries!!!

Happy Savings!

Bi-Lo Must haves 3/17 - 3/23

I'm not too excited with the Bi-Lo ad this week. Since they have started these "8-week sale" things, it seems like their regular weekly sales have not been as great. There are a few things I might run out for to keep getting my gas points, perhaps you will find something a little more exciting there.
Don't forget:
* Bi-Lo doubles coupons up to .60 face value;
* Carry your reusable bags with you for 5 cents off your total bill for each bag;
* You do NOT have to buy 2 to get the BOGO prices - each item rings up half price.
BOGO Items
Johnsonville Fresh Bratwurst $4.99 ($2.49 each)
Carolina Pride Jumbo Franks $3.49 ($1.74 each)
Bonless Pork Loin Half $4.39 ($2.19 each)
Hillshire Farm Cocktail Smokies $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.49 each)
Green Gian Vegetables $1.35 (.67 each)
a tearpad has been spotted in some bilos for $1 off 4 cans (makes it .42 each)
Steak-Umm $4.99 ($2.49 each)
Southern Home Split Chicken Breast .99/lb.
Oscar Meyer Deli Shaved Sandwich Meat $3.00
$1 off 2 SS 3/7 (makes it $2.50 each)
B2G1 SS 3/7 (makes it $2.00 each)
Fritos Corn Chips or Cheetos $2.00
Tropicana Pure Premium or Trop50 Orange Juice $3.00
$1 off 2 RP 2/21 (makes it $2.50 each)
$1 off Trop50 RP 3/14 (makes it $2.00 each)
Michigan Jonathan Apples 3 lb. bag $2.50
Red Potatoes 3 lb. $2.99
Mayfield Classic or Select Ice Cream $2.98
Helluva Good Dips $1.50
Happy Savings!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Publix Must Haves 3/10 - 3/16

Here are the best deals, as I see them, as Publix this week.
As always, don't forget:
* Publix will double coupons up to 50 cent face value;
* Publix will accept local competitor coupons;
* Publix will accept CVS Extra Care Bucks;
* You do not have to buy 2 items to get the BOGO deal. Buy one for half price.
BOGO Deals
Hebrew National Kosher All Beef Franks $4.99 ($2.49 each)
.75 off SS 3/7 (makes it $1.74 each)
Bumble Bee Chunk Tuna $2.89 ($1.44 each)
.55 off SS 2/21 (makes it .89 each)
Bertoli Olive Oil $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off SS 1/31
Ken's Steakhouse $3.29 ($1.64 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10, 3/7 (makes it $1.15 each)
$1 off SS 3/7 (makes it .64 each)
Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce $2.15 ($1.07 each)
Ragu Pasta Sauce $3.19 ($1.59 each)
.30 off RP 1/31 (makes it .99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.09 each)
Keebler Town House Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 2/7 (makes it $1.49 each)
Arnold Select Sandwich Thins $2.99 ($1.49 each)
Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off SS 1/24 (makes it .99 each)
Land O'Lakes Spreads $2.19 ($1.09 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .59 each)
.30 off SS 2/7 (makes it .49 each)
Jimmy Dean D-Lights Sandwich or Chicken Biscuit $5.99 ($2.99 each)
$1 off RP 3/7 (makes it $1.99 each)
Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt $2.50 ($1.25 each)
$1 off SS 2/7 (makes it .25 each)
Bausch & Lomb ReNu Multi Purpose Solution $8.99 ($4.49 each)
$1 off SS 3/7 (makes it $3.49 each)
Smart One's Entrees or Breakfasts $2.00 each
Free Smart Ones Flatbread wyb 3 Smart Ones SS 1/10
Free Smart Ones Brekfast wyb 5 Smart Ones SS 1/10
$3 off 10 SS 1/10
$1.50 off 7 - January All You Magazine
Carefree Pantiliners $2.49
$1 off 2 RP 1/31, 1/3 (makes it $1.99 each)
$1 off February Woman's Day (makes it $1.49 each)
Mentos mixed fruit or mint roll .50 each
$1 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it FREE)
GE Energy Smart or Reveal Light Bulb 40% off
$1 off SS 3/7
Angel Soft Bath Tissue $5.49
.50 off RP 2/14 (makes it $4.49)
Happy Savings!

BiLo Must Haves 3/10 - 3/16


OK - sorry for all the confusion earlier today. I did in fact post the BiLo Must Have's but somehow accidentally posted them to my "Scrapbooking/Stamping Blog" instead of my "Mom with Coupons" blog. Just now getting more time to re-post to this blog! That's what I get for trying to do 20 things at one time I guess.

Anyhoo - below are the best deals I see at BiLo this week!

As usual, don't forget:
* BiLo doubles coupons with up to a 60 cent face value;
* BiLo will deduct 5 cent off your total purchase for each reusable bag you bring to store;
* You do NOT have to buy 2 of the BOGO items to get the sale price. You can always just buy one at half price.

BOGO Deals

Hillshire Farm Cocktail Smokies $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.49 each)

Keebler Sandies Cookies $3.99 ($1.99 each)
.55 off 2 RP 3/7 (makes it $1.45 each)

Club Crackers or STicks $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off Club Crackres SS 1/24 (makes it .99 each)

Kellogg's Ceeal $3.98 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 3 RP 2/7
$1 off 2 RP 3/7

Sara Lee Classic White Bread $2.49 ($1.24 each)

Eggo Syrup $3.35 ($1.62 each)

T. Marzetiti Salad Dressing $3.99 ($1.99 each)
.75 off SS 1/24
$1 off March 2010 All You Magazine

Bertolli Pasta Sauce $2.89 ($1.44 each)
.60 off RP 2/14

Southern Home Seasoning Salt $3.48 ($1.74 each)

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables or Steamers $1.94 (.97 each)
.50 off 2 SS 2/21, 3/7
.60 off 3 SS 2/7, 2/21, 3/7

Philly Swirl Frozen Treats $3.41 ($1.70 each)

Batter Blaster Pancake and WAffle Batter $4.99 ($2.49 each)

All Liquid Laundry Detergeant $5.99 ($2.99 each)
$2 off RP 2/7 (makes it .99 each!)

Dial Liquid Hand Soap $1.88 (.94 each)
.35 off RP 3/7 (makes it .24 each!)

Southern Home Supreme Softness Dryer Sheets $1.99 (.99 each)

Soft Scrub Gel with Bleach $2.52 ($1.26 each)
.50 RP 3/7 (makes it .26 each!)

Woolite Liquid Pet Stain Cleaner $5.27 ($2.63 each)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it $1.63 each)

Oxy Deep Carpet Cleaner $5.27 ($2.63 each)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it $1.63 each)

Kaboom Tub & Tile Cleaner $4.97 ($2.48 each)
.50 off SS 2/21 (makes it $1.48 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it $1.48 each)

The Goodlife Recipe Cat Treats $2.69 ($1.34 each)
.50 off RP 1/24 (makes it .34 each!)
$1 off Rp 1/24 (makes it .34 each!)

Guilt Free Dog Treats $3.52 ($1.76 each)
$1 off SS 12/6

Better than Ears Dog Treats $3.52 ($1.76 each)
$1 off SS 12/6

Other Deals

Rice A Roni or Pasta Roni $1.00
$1 off 3 RP 1/3

Breyers or Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream $2.98

Angel Soft Bath Tissue $5.99
.50 off RP 2/14 (makes it $4.99)
$1 off 2 RP 2/14 (makes it $10.98 for 2 - which is $5.49 each)

Cascade Automatic Dish Detergeant $3.99
.25 off PG 3/7 (makes it $3.49)
.50 off PG 3/7 (makes it $2.99)

Dawn Dish Detergeant $1.00
.25 off PG 3/7 (makes it .50 each)
.50 off PG 3/7 (makes it FREE)

Happy Savings!



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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Free Entree at Perkins Restaurants!

Go here and join Perkins E-Club and you will receive not only a coupon by email for a free Entree of your choice immediately, but you will also receive "perks" on your birthday and anniversary!

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Publix Must Haves 3/3 - 3/9

Here are the items that I think are a good deal at Publix this week. As a reminder, it is always a good idea to scan the newspaper ad at the store for all their BOGO items, because buying something at half price during a BOGO deal is always better than paying for full price for it later when you have to have it. Remember - stockpiling (buying it now, although you might not need til later) is the important key to saving money when shopping!

Also don't forget:

* Publix doubles coupons up to a 50 cent face value;

* Most Publix stores will take local competitor coupons;

* You do not have to buy 2 items on a BOBGO sale to get an item at half price.


Quaker Chew Granola Bars $2.99 ($1.49 each)
$1 off 2 RP 2/14 (makes it 99 cents each)
.75 off 2 RP 2/14 (makes it $1.12 each)

Shedd's Country Crock Deluxe Side Dishes $3.59 ($1.79 each)

Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni $1.29 (.64 each)
$1 off 3 RP 1/3 (makes it .31 each)

Duke's Mayonaise or Whipped Dressing $3.79 ($1.89 each)
.50 off Whipped Dressing SS 2/28 (makes it .89 each)

Orville Redenbacher's Popping Corn (6 or 10 pk) $4.89 ($2.44 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it $1.44 each)
Ruffles Potato Chips $3.99 ($1.99 each)
Entenmann's Little Bites $3.99 ($1.99 each)
Nabisco Ritz Crackers $3.79 ($1.89 each)
$1 off SS 1/24
Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackres $3.99 ($1.99 each)
Edy's Ice Cream $5.29 ($2.64 each)
$1 off Ss 1/31
Totinos Pizza Rolls (40 cnt) $3.99 ($1.99 each)
.60 off 3 SS 2/7 (makes it $1.79 each)
Pillsbury Savorings $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off SS 12/13
Lysol Disinfectant Bathroom Cleaner $3.69 ($1.84 each)
.75 off SS 2/7 (makes it $1.09 each)
.50 off SS 2/7 (makes it .84 each)
Strawberries 16 oz. $1.67
Publix Baby Carrots 16 oz. $1.29
Pillsbury Italian Breads $1.67
.40 off 2 SS 1/24, 1/31
Kraft Chunk or Shredded Cheese $1.67
Lysol Sanitizing Wipes 28 or 35 cnt. $2.00
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it $1.50 each)
$1 off SS 2/7 (makes it $1.00 each)
Quilted Northern Bath Tissue 12 roll pk $5.99
$1 off RP 1/24
Birds Eye Steamfresh Frozen Vegetables 50% off
$1 off 2 SS 2/7
.50 off SS 2/7
$1 off 3 SS 2/28
.35 off SS 2/28
$3 off Huggies Box Diapers or Pull Ups
$ 1 off Huggies SS 2/28
Happy Saving!

Bi Lo Must Haves 3/3/ - 3/9

Here we are with this week's "best deals" as I see them at BiLo this week. I see some cheaper cereal, a free drink and some cheap cleaners if you need them!

Don't forget:
* Bilo doubles manufacturer coupons up to .60 face value;
* You will get 5 cent deduction for every reusable bag you bring to use with you;
* You do NOT have to buy 2 in the BOGO to get the half price deal.


Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables $2.71 ($1.35 each)
.50 off SS 2/7 (makes it .35 each)
.35 off SS 2/28 (makes it .65 each)
.50 off SS/2/7 (makes it .35 each)

Other Deals

Cheerios, Trix, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crips Sprinkles or Total Whole Grain $1.98
$1 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it $2.96 for two or $1.48 each)
$1 off 3 SS 2/7 (makes it $4.94 for three or $1.64 each)

Kellogg's NutriGrain Bars $2.49
$1 off 2 RP 2/7 (makes it $1.99 each)

Gatorade or G2 (32 oz) $1.00
.50 off RP 1/10 (makes it FREE)
$1 off 2 RP 1/10 (makes it .50 each)

Sunny D 64 oz. $1.00
$.25 off SS 2/7 or here (makes it .50 each)

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Bananas .39/lb.

Southern Home Large White Eggs - 1 dz. .98 each

Kraft Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese $1.67

Ore-Ida French Fries $2.50
$1 off 2 February All You Magazine (makes it $4.00 for 2)

Freschetta Brick Oven Pizza $4.99

Lysol Wipes (28-35 ct) $2.00
$1 off SS 2/7 (makes it $1.00)

Lysol All Purpose Cleaner $2.00
.50 off SS 2/7 (makes it $1.00)

Spray N Wash $2.00
.50 off SS 2/28 (makes it $1.00)

Happy Savings!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Meal Deal from Zaxbys!!

Go here and sign up for Zax Mail Club and get a coupon for one free meal deal! Love me some Zaxby's!
Thanks Southern Savers for the tip!
Happy Saving!

TNT Tuesday - Chicken & Rice Bake

This is one of my favorite "comfort food" meals. If I remember correctly, I got this recipe years ago directly from Campbell's.
Chicken & Rice Bake
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can water
3/4 c. Uncooked White Rice
1/4 tsp. Paprika
1/4 tsp. Pepper
4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast
* In 2 qt. dish (or 9x13 pan if making with 6 pieces) mix soup, water, rice, paprika and pepper.
* Place chicken on top of rice mixture. Sprinkle top of chicken with additional paprika and pepper.
* Cover with foil (or lid to casserole dish) and bake 45 minutes or until done.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/24 - 3/2

OK, here we are with deals at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix will double coupons up to face value of 50 cents;
* Publix will (in most cases) take competitor coupons (local competitor stores)

BOGO Deals

Ragu Pasta Sauce $2.29 ($1.14 each)
.30 off Rp 1/31 (makes it .54 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it .79 each)

Ronzoni Pasta $1.99 (.99 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10

Juicy Juice $3.65 ($1.82 each)

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $1.29 (.64 each)

Del Monte Tomatoes $1.49 (.74 each)
$1 off 4 RP 2/7 (makes it .49 each)

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix $2.59 ($1.29 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .79 each)

PAM Cooking Spray $3.29 ($1.64 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/24 (makes it $1.15 each)
.35 off SS 1/24 (makes it .94 each)

Doritos Tortilla Cips $3.99 ($1.99 each)

Thomas' Bagels $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off March All You Magazine

Hershey's Nuggets $3.69 ($1.84 each)
$ 2 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .85 each)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it .84 each)

Keebler Club Crackers $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off SS 1/24

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers $2.39 ($1.19 each)
.40 off SS 1/3 (makes it .29 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .69 each)
.50 off 2 SS 2/21 (makes it .69 each)

Gorton's Shrimp, Fillets or Fish Sticks $7.49 ($3.74 each)
$1 off SS 1/3 (makes it $2.74 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3, 1/24, 2/21 (makes it $3.25 each)
.40 off SS 1/3, 1/24, 2/21 (makes it $2.94 each)
.60 off February All You Magazine (makes it $3.14 each)

Mayfield Ice Cream $4.99 ($2.49 each)

Other Deals
Hunt's Tomato Sauce .33 each

Sargento Shredded Cheese $2.00
.55 off SS 1/31; December All You Magazine (makes it $1.45 each)
.40 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .60 each)
.50 off 2 SS 1/31 (makes it .50 each)

New York Texas Toast $2.00
.50 off February Good House Keeping, Woman's Day or All You Magazines ($1.00 each)

Colgate Wisp 4 pk $1.50
.50 SS 2/7 (makes it .50 each)

Happy Shopping!

Bi Lo Deals 2/24 - 3/2

I am so sorry I am so late getting this on here. You would not believe the week I have had if I told you. Anyhoo - here is what I see at BiLo this week that I think is a pretty good deal. Even some of their BOGO items this week seem a little high so not a particularly good week that I see. However, be sure and check the sales paper for the BOGO items since you might see something you feel like you just have to have.

Don't forget:
* Bilo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* Bilo will give you a 5 cent credit for each reusable grocery bag you bring in and use
* Bilo does NOT take competitor coupons

BOGO Deals

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips 0r Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine
$1.25 off February All You Magazine

Other Deals

Purex Liquid Laundry Detergeant $3.00
BOGO Rp 2/21 (makes it $1.50 each)

Muellers Whole Wheat Pasta $1.00
$1 off 2 SS 1/3 (makes it .50 each)

Kellogg's Nutri Grain Bars, 8 cnt. $2.49
$1 off 2 RP 2/7 (makes it $1.99 each)

Hunt's Manwich $1.00
B3G1 January All You Magazine

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Happy Shopping!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Meatball and Pasta Skillet

I can not believe it is already Tuesday and time for another TNT Tuesday recipe. These weeks are flying by!

This is actually a fairly new recipe to me, however my family fell in love with it the first night I made it. I also fell in love with it because it was super easy and quick to the table which meant I could get on with the rest of my exciting evening of laundry, cleaning and crafts after dinner! :o)

I actually got this receipe right off the back of a bag of Armor Cocktail Meatballs!

Meatball and Pasta Skillet

8 oz. penne pasta
1T oil
1/2 medium bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
32 small meatballs
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded parmesean cheese

* Prepare pasta as directed.
* As pasta is boiling, heat oil in a large pot and saute onions/peppers for 3 minutes.
* Stir in spaghetti sauce and meatballs and simmer for 10 minutes or until meatballs are hot.
* Add drained pasta to meatballs and sauce.
* Sprinkle top with cheeses, cover with lid and heat an additional 5 minutes for cheese to melt.

That's it! Yummo! (I actually doubled the entire recipe and had plenty to feed my family of four with plenty of leftovers for everyone's lunch)

Hope you enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Frugal Fridays: Travelling Frugally

WOW! It is already Friday, and time for the weekend again. This weekend we are headed out of state to visit family so I figured I would share some tips for frugal traveling. Travel, whether it be for a full-fledge "vacation" or simply a run out of town to see some family or friends, travel can definitely put a dent in your bank account. Below are some ways that you can try to save a dollar or two while still getting to head out of town on a needed break.

* When we travel, whether it is just a 2 hour trip to visit friends in the upstate, or an 8 hour drive, I always try to pack some snacks for the ride. Stopping at convenience stores along the way for "snacks" tend to add up. If you have room, you also might consider packing a small cooler with drinks. When you arrive at your destination, these snacks can also come in handy for those "midnight snacks" instead of trying to dig for quarters to get something you really don't want out of the expensive vending machines.

* On long trips, I remember my mom packing a cooler for a "picnic lunch" when there were several of us travelling. We would stop at a rest area with picnic tables and everyone eat sandwiches, chips and drinks. This not only saved money, but also allowed everyone to get out and stretch their legs. When you travel with a large group, this will also be a "speedier" way to eat so you can get back on the road to your destination instead of wasting an hour or more sitting in a restaurant trying to serve a large group.

* Eating out is something you usually can't avoid when traveling, but you can try to eat cost effectively. If staying at a hotel, find out if your hotel offers a free breakfast. That will take care of one meal if so! :o) Also find out how late they serve breakfast. If they happen to serve it a little later, you can always eat a large breakfast at 10:30 or 11:00 and that might tide you over so you dont have to eat lunch and can just pack a snack for lunch, saving your money to spend on a nice dinner.

* Think twice about buying that knick-knack! A lot of people always want to buy souveniers when they go somewhere to "take back a piece of their vacation" with them. That is perfectly fine to do, but I would suggest you make that purchase wisely. I started a tradition a while back where we buy a Christmas ornament where we visit. That way at Christmas time, we can look at the tree and remember all the places we have been together and what great vacations we have had. After the holiday, they are boxed up and stored to enjoy the next holiday. Magnets, coffee mugs, thimbles or those little doll size forks with decor on the top I guess are great for collecting, but eventually they seem to end up in yard sale or Goodwill donation boxes. And in my house, all they would collect is dust, which is one thing I dont need help doing.

* Hotel loyalty programs. All hotels seems to have them these days. You basically sign up for a "membership" (which is free) and every time you stay at that particular chain of hotels you earn points. As your points build up, you earn free or discounted rooms. Unlike credit cards that you earn credits for (which seem to take years before you actually have enough points to earn something), these points do tend to add up quickly. In the last two years we have gotten several nights free with just staying a few visits.

These are just a few ideas of saving some money while traveling. Now, I better get off of here and finish my packing so we can hit the road soon. Do you have a favorite tip to share for saving money while traveling?

Happy Saving!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/17 - 2/23

Here are what I see as the must haves at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles up to 50 cent face value;
* Publix will take competitor coupons

BOGO Deals
Classico Pasta Sauce $2.49 ($1.24 each)
.75 off SS 1/10

Progresso Bread Crumbs $1.83 (91 cents each)

Progresso Natural Broth $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Mama Mary's Pizza Crust $3.69 ($1.84 each)

Green Giant Canned Veggies $1.29 (.64 each)

Hunt's Natural Tomatoe or Sauce $1.89 (.94 each)
$1 off 4 December, January All You Magazine, SS 1/21
.45 off 3 SS 1/24

Betty Crocker Premium Muffin Mix $2.59 ($1.29 each)

Zatarain's New Orelans Style Mix $1.99 (.99 each)
.75 off 2 RP 1/24
$1.25 off 3 RP 1/24

Wish-Bone Dressing $2.97 ($1.48 each)
$1 off RP 1/31

Wise Cheeze Doodles $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Kozy Shak Pudding $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.55 off SS 2/7

Cole's Garlic Bread $2.29 ($1.14 each)

Luigi's Real Italian Ice $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Superpretzel Soft Pretzel $2.99 ($1.49 each)
.50 off RP 12/6, 1/31

Rubbermaid Produce Saver Food Container $4.49 ($2.24 each)
$1 off SS 1/3

Lysol Disinfectant Cleaner $3.19 ($1.59 each)
.75 off SS 2/7
.50 off SS 2/7

Other Deals

General Mills Cheerios $1.99
$1 off 2 SS 1/31, 2/21
$1 off 3 SS 1/3

Colgate Total Toothpaste $2.50
$1 off SS 1/31
$1 off January All You Magazine

Advil Pain Medicine $4.49
$ 2 off RP 1/31

Pillsbury Crescent, Sweet Rolls or Pizza Crust $1.67
.40 off 2 SS 1/3, 1/31, 12/13, 12/6
$1 off 2 Italian Breaks SS 12/13, 1/24, 1/31

Freschetta Pizza $5.00

Green Giant Frozen Veggies $1.00
.60 off 3 SS 2/7
$1 off 3 SS 2/21

New York Texas Toast or Breadsticks $2.00
.50 off February All You Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day

Smucker's Uncrustables 4 pk. $2.00

Softsoap Hand Soap $1.00
.50 off March All You Magazine (Makes it FREE)
.35 off SS 1/31

Happy Savings!

Bi Lo "Must Haves" 2/17 - 2/23

Here are my "Must Haves" this week from Bi Lo. Hopefully you can find something that you would like to stock up on as well.

Don't forget:

* BiLo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;

* Be sure to get your 5 cent discount for every reusable grocery bag you use on your trip;

* You do not have to buy 2 items to get the BOGO special, each rings up at half price.

BOGO Deals

Mama Lucia Meatballs $6.99 ($3.49 each)

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips or Popcorn Chicken $6.99 ($3.49 each)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine
$1.25 off February All You Magazine
.75 off October All You Magazine

Other Deals
Angel Soft Bath Tissue 12 double or 24 reg rolls $4.99
.50 off RP 2/14 (makes it $3.99)
$1 off 2 RP 2/14 (makes it $4.50 each)

Cascade Auto Dish Detergeant $2.99

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Blue Bell Ice Cream $3.99

Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks $3.00
.55 off SS 1/3
$1 off SS 1/3

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Chicken Mozzarella

For this week's recipe, thought I would share with you "the boy's" second most favorite meal. I must admit I rarely make this as it just is not one of those things that pop in my head, so I guess I need to put this on the list to cook one day soon.

Chicken Mozzarella

4-6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
1 can condensed tomato soup
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t garlic powder (or one clove crushed garlic)
Shredded Mozzarella

* Place chicken in baking dish
* Mix soup and spices together and pour over chicken
* Bake 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees
* Sprinkle with cheese and bake an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese melts.


Happy Cooking,

Friday, February 12, 2010

Frugal Friday - Gift Wrapping Frugally

OK, I have a question for everyone out there about gift wrapping. When I met my current husband and his family, I noticed at every birthday or holiday function that involved gifts, that at the end of the "party" all the gift wrappings would be balled up and thrown in the garbage. GASP!! Now, I am not talking about the ripped off wrapping paper, of course that was balled up and thrown away. What I am talking about are the gift boxes and, more importantly, the gift bags! I was shocked!! At first I didn't say anything, but I seemed to quickly become a part of this family so after a while I did not feel bad about grabbing up the bags/boxes and storing them for future use. Of course, they all laughed at me, especially my now husband and mother in law. You would have thought I was dumpster diving in a strangers home the way they laughed at me scooping up bags to reuse.

As long as I remember, I have just always kept gift bags and "recycled them" for future birthdays, holidays, etc. and I guess I assumed everyone did this......apparently NOT!

Am I the only person on the planet that does this, besides my mother of course?!?!

Do you know how much those little gift bags even costs?!? No, they are not $2o or $30 each, but they are sometimes $4 or $5. You take that $5 bag and multiply it by the 25 gifts or so you buy every year (even more including all Christmas!) and you have spent $100 or more on something that is simply discarded and thrown away by the gift recipient (not me of course)! You might as well wrap the thing in toilet paper if all they are going to do is trash it - right?!

So, in my house, everyone now knows to NOT throw that bag away because mom will come and swoop it up and put it in the gift closet to be used on the next appropriate day. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not going to use a Frilly Pink Gift Bag that my daughter may get to bag up something for my son for his birthday....I am not that bad .......yet. :o) And I'm not going to use a "baby boy" giftbag to wrap up a wedding gift for someone....after all, that may give the wrong impression to some people. LOL frugal friday tip for today is to reuse those gift bags! No one will ever know anyway! Don't have gift bags? That is OK. You can still wrap frugally by using some of the below frugal gift wrapping suggestions:

* Got newspaper? Use the comics to wrap a child's birthday gift in.
* Got brown paper grocery bags? or even lunch bags for a small gift? Give your kids some crayons or markers and let them decorate the bag. This is especially great for grandparents to receive. Then, they will most likely even keep the bag since their grandbabies made it! LOL
* Giving a small kitchen gift? Wrap it in a kitchen towel. They will be sure not to throw it away then.
* Use baskets. You would surprised how many nice baskets or wooden boxes, etc. that you can find at a thrift store that would make cute gift baskets.

Possibilities are endless...... Use your imagination.

For something that my husband used to laugh at me for, now he is the first to say "Hey, you got a gift bag for this?" when he has something to wrap. He is becoming more and more "frugally" the more he hangs around me. :o) ( that even a word?)

Do you have any gift wrapping ideas? Please share your ideas or comments on whether you think it is "acceptable" to reuse gift bags!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Publix Must Haves 2/10 - 2/16

Here are the good deals in my opinion at Publix this week.

Don't forget:
* Publix doubles coupons up to face value of 50 cents each
* MOST Publix take local competitor coupons

BOGO Deals

Beech-Nut Stage 2 Baby Food .53 (.26 each)
$2 off 16 SS 1/3 (makes it 13 cents each)

Publix Southern Style POtato Salad $2.49 ($1.24 each)

Flat Out Fold-It Artisan Flatbread $2.89 ($1.44 each)

Arnold Whole Grains Bread $3.69 ($1.84 each)
.55 off SS 11/8, 12/6

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix $2.67 ($1.33 each)
.40 off SS 12/13, 2/7 (makes it .53 each)
$1 off 2 SS 2/7 (makes it .83 each)

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers $2.99 ($1.49 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/3
$2 off SS 1/3 (some areas)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.73 9$1.36 each)
.50 off 2 SS 1/3

Ken's Steak House Marinade $2.79 ($1.39 each)
$1 off 2 SS 1/10 (makes it .89 each)

Lipton Tea Bags $3.99 ($1.99 each)
$1 off 2 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.49 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it .99 each)
.60 RP 1/31 (makes it $1.39 each)

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies $2.93 ($1.46 each)
$1 off 3 SS 2/7, 12/6, 11/15
.55 off SS 11/22, 12/6
$1 off SS 12/13
$1 off 2 SS 12/13, 11/22, 12/6
.55 off 2 S 12/13

Reddi Whip Whipped Cream $4.29 ($2.14 each)

Shedd's Spread Country Crock tub $1.99 (.99 each)
.50 off RP 1/31 (makes it FREE!)
.40 off RP 12/6

Goodlife Recipe for Cats $4.49 ($2.24 each)
$1 off RP 1/24
$2 off RP 1/24 (makes it .24 each)


Bird Eye Steamfresh Frozen Veggies 50% off
.50 off SS 1/10, 2/7
$1 off 2 SS 1/10, 2/7

Pepperidge Farm Garlic Texas Toast 50% off
.55 off February and March All You Magazine

Kiwi Fruit .34 each

Quilted NOrthern Bathroom Tissue 12 rolls $5.99
$1 off RP 1/24

Purina Dog Chow 20 lb bag $9.99

Nivea Bodywash $2.89
$2 off RP 1/3

Degree Ultra Clear or Dove Ultimate Deoderant $2.99
$1 off Degree RP 1/31
.75 off Degree RP 1/31
$1 off Dove RP 1/31

Happy Savings!

BiLo "Must Haves" 2/10 - 2/16

Here are the really good deals at BiLo this week that I see.

Don't forget:
* BiLo doubles coupons up to 60 cent face value;
* BiLo will deduct 5 cent off your total bill for every reusable grocery bag you bring and use

BOGO Deals

Fast Fixin' Chicken Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips or Popcorn $6.99 ($3.49)
$1 off January or March All You Magazine (Makes it $2.49 each)
$1.25 February All You Magazine (Makes it $2.24 each)
.75 off October 2009 All You Magazine

Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad $2.99 ($1.49 each)

Mayfield Ice Cream $5.59 ($2.79 each)

Mystic Pizza $4.99 ($2.49)
$1 off SS 1/10 (makes it $1.49 each)

Krusteaz Muffin Mix $2.75 ($1.37 each)
$1 off 2 SS 12/6
.50 off SS 12/6 (makes it .37 each)

Other Deals

Assorted Pork Loin Chops $1.79/lb.

Johnsonville Smoked Bratwurst or Ground Italian Sasuage $2.79
.55 off SS 1/17 (makes it $1.69 each)

Land O'Frost Deli Shaved Sandwich Meat $2.50
$1 off 2 RP 1/24

Edy's Ice Cream $2.98
$1 off SS 1/31

Allen's Frozen Vegetables $1.67

Happy Savings!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TNT Tuesday - Creamy Macaroni & Cheese

For this week's TNT Recipe, I am sharing with you my most requested dish. Anytime I am invited over for a potluck dinner, or any family gathering such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, or any other holiday that requires a bunch of family cooking, this is what I am required to bring. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. This recipe was given to me by my good friend Evelyn years ago. My immediately family is always mad because I will not make this throughout the year just for regular ole' home dinner because then it ain't special when it comes time to take everywhere else! LOL
2/18/10: Edited to add. Looking for more great potluck recipes? Head on over to Life as Mom where lots of bloggers are sharing wonderful potluck recipes!
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
8 oz. elbow macaroni and cheese
4 c. shredded mild cheddar
8 oz. sour cream
1 c. mayonaise
2 T chopped onion (optional)
1 c Cheese-It crackers, crushed
* Bowl noodles and drain;
* Mix noodles, cheese, sour cream, mayonaise and onions until well mixed.
* Put mixture in greased 9x9 pan, sprinkle top with crackers.
Cook in 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until edges start toasting.
Happy Cooking!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Menu Plan

Wow! Do you believe it is already Monday again! Did you plan your weekly menu last week and did things go smoother because you did so? I hope so.
Here is my tentative plan for this week. I have so much going on over the following week and weekend I really needed to have my dinner plan ready to go for this week!
Monday - BBQ Pork Chops, Macaroni N' Cheese, veggie
Tuesday - Meatballs and Italian Pasta, Cresent Dinner Rolls
Wednesday - Potato Stroganoff, veggie
Thursday - Family Night Out for dinner
Friday - Breakfast for Dinner - pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon
Saturday - Jambalaya
Sunday - BBQ Chicken, Rice, Steamed Veggies
Hope this helps you to make your weekly plan this week!
Happy Planning!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Coupon Link: Dove Products (Money Maker TODAY)

Go here to print off coupons for Dove Products, which includes a $1.50 off coupon for Dove Men+ Care product!! Don't forget, you can use this coupon to actually MAKE MONEY at CVS however, that deal is off TODAY, so be sure to get to CVS before it closes today to get the deal! See my previous CVS deal here on how to make your money when buying this product this week! Any questions, let me know!

Happy Savings!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Frugal Fridays: "I eat Organic. How can I save on those items"

A lot of people these days are trying to follow a more healthy lifestyle, which sometimes include eating organic foods. I will admit that I do not buy organic products myself, at least not on a regular basis, but I have noticed that organic items seem to be a little bit more pricey. To help those of you that prefer the organic food items, I wanted to provide some websites where you may be able to obtain some coupons for those items and try to buy as "frugally" as possible.

Another thing you want to keep in mind, a lot of coupons for a brands "regular" items, will also be able to be used on their "organic" counterpart, if that brand does in fact sell them. For instance, a coupon for Bertolli pasta sauce, would most likely be able to be used to purchase the regular line Bertolli pasta sauce, or their organic pasta sauce, unless the coupon specifically states otherwise. DO NOT simply go by what is pictured on the coupon, you would be surprised how often the picture on the coupon does not accurately represent what the coupon is actually for - - read the print!

Happy Savings!