Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Amazon Prime

Do you like Amazon.  I do.  I had utilized the free one month of amazon prime (free 2 day shipping) free (mine ended dec 25.)

Well now I have heard you can get a 3 month Trial  here is how

Here’s How:

•Go here and add the book Pride & Prejudice to your cart (don’t worry, you won’t have to actually buy it).

•Go through the checkout process.

•When you get to the final page (after entering your credit card info, but before processing your order) you should seem under the shipping options,”FREE Two-Day Shipping on this Order for Textbook Buyers: “Your name”, get fast, free shipping for three months, starting with this order, by selecting “FREE Two-Day Shipping with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime”.

•Click the button and it should offer you a FREE 3 MONTH TRIAL! Sweeeet!


Your FREE trial will be set up to automatically renew after the 3 months are up, BUT you can actually turn off the auto-renew, so that way you’ll never have to worry about canceling! After snagging your FREE 3 month trial, just go in to your Amazon account, click the “Manage Prime Membership” link, then click “Do Not Upgrade” and then click the “Turn Off Auto-Upgrade” button. That’s it!

Now go enjoy your FREE 3 month trial!

thank you to my friends at babycenter coupon bargain board.. i love that board.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Super Valu 12/28-1/3

Kraft Cheese  1.66
$1/2 Kraft or Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/22/09)

Lean Cuisine 1.50
$1/3 Lean Cuisine, exp. 12-31-09 (RP #2 9/13/09)

Praire Farms Ice Cream 3.99

Kelloggs cereal 2/3.95
1$/3 printable
1$/3 printable
$1/2 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops, exp. 1-24-10 (RP 12/13/09)

Progresso soup  2/3$
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/8/09)

$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-9-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-30-10 (SS 12/6/09)
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable 

lean ground beef 1.78 lb

Thier isn't much that I need to go get.  I am thinking about getting some cereal...  This is not a complete list of what is on sale, rather a list of what I noticed to be fairly cheap and/or had a coupon match up and/or it is something I need.

New Phones

S and I got new phones.  Mine actually went through the washing machine again.  This would be the third time it has been submersed in water, and it didn't seem to come back this time.  So yesterday when went shopping (more on that in a min)  we stopped at the Verizon store in the town over (those of you who know me may know wich one).  they had a dealgoing on buy one get one, for 29.99 before taxes (after rebate though)  So we got these two.  I got red scott got blue (although i think the blue looks,  These phones are so much nicer than our old ones and we feel like we have moved into this century..They take great pictures, do video, have a querty keyboard, play music.. isn't it great.  (can you tell we are excited.)  like S says we are like two kids in a candy store...

Now for the rest of our trip.. We went to Kohls.  Scott needed a shirt or two as did I.  So he got one button down shirt and one fleece pull over.  I got one sweater, and two short sleeve t-shirts (the kind I always wear)  I wanted long sleeve, but they didn't have any I really liked and I tried on this white one under my sweater and really liked the shirt, so I got two. (can't beat that can you.)

see ya all later


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shopping Trip 12-27-2009

Today I went to CVS and IGA.  Super Valu's sales start tomorrow, but unless they have something great I may skip it.  I have already spent over 70$ this week


I got 

2 old spice deodorant 2/5$, 1$/ 2 coupon, got 1$ ECB (1.50 each after coupon and ECB)
3 Coke Prodcuts  1$ each, 1$ ecb when you buy 3.  ( .66 each after ECB)
wrapping paper  sale .75
Colgate advanced  2.99  (2.00 in ECB, thier is a coupon, but I had already used it..  .99 after ECB)
Gillet fusion Razor  8.99 ( 4$ in ECB, 4$ coupon, .99 after Coupon and ECB)
and I had 8.99 in ECB's to Use

Check out Couponing101 or Surviving the Stores for these and more coupon match ups for CVS!!

So I spent

Out of Pocket  8.00  (a lot for me really)
Saved   23
Total Value  31 
Total Percent 71%


I spent  65
I Saved 26
total value 91
total %  28%

total for the week

total spent 73$
Total saved  57$
Total Value  130
Total % saved   43%

More Amazon Lightening Deals

These are the toys deals.

year end deals

have fun.. I sure did before Christmas!!!

Carlyle IGA

Tombstone Pizza 2.99

Frito Lays potato chips 1.89

Super chill Soda  .59

Bagel Bites 2/3$

Navel Oranges 2.49 4lb bag

Hot dog and hamburger buns   .99

Bunny hunny wheat bread 1.59

Cheff boyardee  1$

keebler townhouse  1.99
$1/2 Keebler Crackers or Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, exp. 2-7-10 (RP 12/13/09)

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes  .99
.40/1   printable
.40/1 printable
1$/1  printable  IE
.40/1  printable.. smartsource
.40/1  printable
$0.35/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes, exp. 1-9-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)
$0.35/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes, exp. 1-16-10 (SS 11/22/09)

Ritz Crackers  2/5$
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, exp. 1-31-10 (SS 12/13/09)
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy Cheese, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/8/09)

Pringles Chips
$1/4 Pringles Product, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/15/09)
$0.50/1 Pringles Snack Stack, Stix, Minis or Bold Bites, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/15/09)

general mills cereal  2/5$
.75/1  smartsource
$1/3 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/22/09) 

Dei Fratelli tomato sauce  .89

Dei Fratelli tomatos  .89

swiss miss hot cocoa  .99
$0.50/2 Swiss Miss Cocoa, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/15/09)

Prarie Farms 1/2 gallon milk 1.29

IGA Cheese 2/3$

New York Texas Toast or Bread sticks 1.69
$0.40/1 New York Frozen Garlic Bread Product, exp. 2-8-10 (SS 11/8/09)
$0.50/1 New York Brand Frozen Product printable
$0.50/1 New York Brand Frozen Product printable
$0.50/1 New York Brand Frozen Product printable

IGA Crinkle Cut Fries 1.49

IGA frozen Veggies  1.00

Green giant baby cut carrots 1.00

Well that is what I got.  IF you see anything else let me know and I will add it


Saturday, December 26, 2009

$5 dinners

I have mentioned this blog before.  It has some great cheap recipes.  Well she has a cookbook comming out.  I am  unsure if I want to buy it or not but I thought I would post the link for Amazon

You can also check out her blog
If you think you are interested in the book, you may want to check out the blog, she is currently having a giveaway of said book 10 copies a day for 2 weeks.  I put my name in, I hope I win one (becuase I may be to cheap to buy
you can just check out her blog anyway.  She has some couponing, and meal planning info along with recipes.  Thier may be more there but I haven't totally explored her blog yet, I have pretty much just been doing the recipes.
Have fun

Amazon Year end deals

I will say I was very impressed with some of Amazons deals before christmas.  I'm sorry I didn't post about them but I got busy over the holidays and kind of ignored my blog.  But I am back now.

here is a link to Amazon year end deals.  They are lightening deals just like the before x-mas ones

there are a cuople of things I thought where neat

Beck Children's Wooden High Back Rocking ChairList Price: $39.99

Amazon's Price: $17.99 (55% off)
Lightning Deal Discount: - $8.00
Lightning Deal Price: $9.99 (75% off)

Matchbox Real Working Rocky-Mid-size RockyList Price: $19.99

Amazon's Price: $19.99
Lightning Deal Discount: Check Back
Lightning Deal Price: Check Back

Tonka Toughest Mighty LoaderList Price: $32.99

Amazon's Price: $28.92 (12% off)
Lightning Deal Discount: - $10.93
Lightning Deal Price: $17.99 (45% off)

check them out...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Almost Christmas

Hi everyone.

it is almost Chirstmas, are you READY??

I just went today to get most of the gifts so I can start wrapping.  I would of gotten them all, but I couldn't fit them into the trunk of the car.  I was worried that the boys would find them if they weren't in the trunk. 

So tonight and I am sure tomorrow night, I will be wrapping gifts.

Our Plans for the hollidays are

Christmas eve:  my moms house
Christmas morning: open gifts with the boys
Christmas afternoon:  scotts family
later Christmas afternoon:  my moms family.

and on a different front, we have decided to bring the couch upstairs that Uncle Ron and Aunt Lynn gave us when they got a new one.  Ours upstairs is getting very sad looking.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

visit with Santa

We had a very busy day today.  We started out visiting Santa.  B and E jumped right on his lap.  B was unsure of what he wanted, although with some prompting remembered that he has been asking for a truck all along.  E wanted Presents.  And lastly Poor N didn't like santa much (are you suprised, really) 

After Santa we went to Uncle Bills house for S's cousins graduation party.(she graduate college) 

And lastly we went to see the way of lights at the Shrine. 

My pictures really look grainy.. my camera seems to do that sometimes.. I wish i could figure out why it is like that sometimes and not others.. if anyone has any ideas let me know... 

Friday, December 18, 2009

blog contest

McMamma, of My Charming Kids and Grammie Diaries are giving away photoediting software. 

In case you didnt' know I have followed McMamma for a short while and loveeee doing not me monday's or not my child mondays.  Today she posted about this as did Grammie diaries, they are doing a double giveaway.  I personally dont' have good photo editing software, but would love to have it.  (of course I also have a crappy camera)

so go check out

My Charming Kids


The Grammie Diaries

later Jessie

3$ coupon for Rayovac batteries

Become a fan of Rayovac on Facebook

and get a 3$ coupon.  

all you have to do is become a fan, and then click on the coupon tab..  put in your e-mail adress.

I did it earlier, it says it should be in my e-mail in a day.. should be able to get some really cheap batterries with that.

thank you dealseekingmom



Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Cutest Thing

Today was E last day of preschool for this year.  He starts again in January.  Today they had a small Christmas party.  And of course me as the ever lax parent didn't even think about bringing a gift for the teaches.  (someone remind me to grab those girls a bag of candy at the end of the year)

any way one of the kids mom in E's class made these and I thougth it was super cute and just had to pass it along.

so cute


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

glade fragrence collection coupon

I love these candles and while going to dealseeking mom
 I found a link for a coupon for 3.50

here is a link

there are some great deals with this coupon!!!

Super Valu

sunny d  .99  (i got 6 today)

chicken breast 1.89 lb

green giant green beans .58 (is a little cheaper at IGA)

Philly Cream Cheese 1.15
$1/2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/15/09)

Prarie Farms ice cream 1.88

snack crackers 2/3.95

gold medal flour 1.69

dole pineapple .88
$1/3 Dole Pineapple, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/8/09)

tombstone pizza 3/9.95

flavorite breadsticks or garlic bread 2/4$

Kraft cheese  3/4.95

Ritz 2/5$

ok i think that is it... if you happen upon something else let me know!!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Sweet Potatos

Sweet Potatos are .25 lb at Walmart.

S, I and the boys made an impromptu trip to Walmart the other nite, just for something to do.

We spent a lot of time in toy department.. that was fun.

and we did a little grocery shopping.  The best deals that I remember were  the sweet potatos at .25 a lb, and regular potatos which where just over a dollar for 10lbs (1.50 i think)

if your wondering what to do with sweet potatos 5$ dinners has a recipe for sweet potato fries, that are very good.  We had those tonight.  At lunch today I made mashed sweet potatos, the boys had a little and i forze the rest for later use.

I have two sweet potatos left, that I plan to use to make fries N really ate these up tonight, and I was very happy to see him eat a veggie so easily!!

here are some blogs with walmart coupon match ups

deal seeking mom

st. loius mommy

Friday, December 11, 2009


amazon has some good deals going on.  From what I have been reading this is about the time last year when they had great deals for example today I got

scene it disney chanel edition for 7.99

go look around

I hear some tag books are 5.99

(if I can find some links I will post.)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Message From Santa

I was tipped onto this wonderfull site. It takes your childs name, and info (such as age, what they want, what they are working on) and makes a video to them from santa.

I made one for B and E tonight, I can't wait to show it to them tomorrow.. they e-mailed me all the info so I should be able to get back to the site that way.

I watched the one I did for E and it was VERY cute.

go check it out

portable north pole

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

more climbing

Mr Potato Head .50

At Dollar General Mr. Potato head is currently priced at 2.50.  Their is a coupon at for 2$/1  Making them .50 .

Now I heard about this on Surviving the Stores, and she suggested price matching at Walmart, but I do believe that Dollar General takes coupons. (but i could be wrong) 

I went yesterday to get a couple but my local store is out, They said they may get more later in the week or next week.  Oh well.. guess I will try then and I will let you know how it goes!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My shopping trips 12-7-2009

So I had to make a Trip to IGA for those nestle morsels befroe they ran out so I went on Mon.  Besides IGA, I also went to Walmart and CVS

here is what I spent

(i got 3 nestle morsels,  cake and icing, blue bonet quaters, dutchfarm cheese slices, 2 iga quick oats, Iga brown sugar,.. I had 2-1$/1 morsels coupons, 1--.50 of morsels coupons, and 1--.50 of icing coupon.)

I spent 13
I Saved 13
total Value 26
Total percent saved 50%

(i got hot sauce, mini marshmellows, i can't believe its not butter spread, ortego taco seasoning, 20ft leash for belle, animal crackers, stain remover and betty crocker potato... i had 1-1$ coupon for butter spread, .75/2 ortega, .35 off betty crocker potato)

I spent 15
I saved 2
total value 17
total % saved  12%

(i got glucose meter ,anyone need one,,,zantac and skittles.. i did 3 transactions)

i spent  5
I saved  87$
total value  92
total % saved  95%

for this transaction, since I lost my card and my ECB;s I did Seperate transactions.  first The Glucose meter, it was on sale for 14.99, and I had a 20$ coupon making it free(paid .15 in taxes), and then I earned 5$ in ECBs from that transaction.  My second transaction was Zantac, it was 8.99, i paid 5$ of that with my ECB's that I had just earned and 4.08 out of pocket, and then I earned 8.99 In ECB.  So i Paid out 4.08 but earned 8.99 In ECB's ... oh the last transaction was a pack of skittles for E.  and does anyone need a meter??


I spent 33
I saved 102
Total Value 135
Total % saved 75%

I do plan to go to Super Value yet. Realy just for some more morsels (need to get some coupons printed, will have to use mom's computer I guess) and some ground meat, and some chicken leg quarters for sure.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Super Valu 12/7 to 12/13

Chicken Leg Quarters .49

5lb potatos BOGO 

Boneless Chuck Arm roast 1.89lb

Betty Crocker Cake Mix  .78

nestle Morsels  1.49 (to bad i went to IGA today)
$1/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels printable
0.50/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/1/09)

Crystal Sugar 1.99

Minute Maid orange juice  2/3.95

Flavorite Gelatine 2/1$

Pace Salsa 2/5$

town house adn other assorted crackers 2/4$
$1/2 Keebler Crackers, exp. 12-13-09 (RP 11/1/09)
$1.50/1 Keebler Wheatables Crackers printable
$1/1 Kellogg's or Keebler Product printable

Prarie Farms Cottage cheese 1.33
Praire Farms

Praire Farms yogurt
B2G1 (see link above)

I didn't see much else.


McMamma's Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So another Not Me Monday Post.  I love these.

I would not lose 8$ worth of Extra Care Bucks.  I wouldn't lose them becuase you know they are as good as cash, and we all know how much I LOVE CVS!!!


N does not get excited when S brings home Mike and Ikes, and we DO NOT let him have little pieces of said candy.  Becuase we all know that 15mth olds do not need candy and they are a chooking hazard (i think), and we are impervious to his throwing a fit when we tell him he can't have any.


Like McMamma I would never leave n up on something he had climbed to go grab a camera and take a picture, nor would I let him climb it again after taking him down before I went to get my camera

And Really lastly this time

My wonderfull snowman that I painted on the slidding glass door in the back did not get sunned out, and turn all white, except for the lips which are still red   (it was pretty cute wasn't it)



Sunday, December 6, 2009

IGA coupon match ups 12/6-12/12

Looks like IGA is having a BAKING SALE:

Praire Farms Butter

Betty Crocker Cake Mix  .88

Nestle Morsels  1.39  (i'm debating running over just for these!!)
1$/1  printable (don't forget to press back on  your browser and print 2)
$0.50/1 Nestle Toll House Morsels, exp. 12-31-09 (RP 11/1/09)

IGA flour 1.19

IGA sugar  1.79

Blue Bonnet margerine quarters .59

Kelloggs Cereal 2.49  (i try to pay less than 1.50$ a box. at the most so this isn't the greatest deal for me)
$1/2 Kellogg's Fruit Loops, Pops, Apple Jacks or Frosted Flakes, exp. 12-20-09 (RP 11/8/09)

Betty Crocker cookie packages 1.69
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 10/25/09)
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, exp. 1-9-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable

Carnation evaporated milk  .77
$0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk, exp. 1-31-10 (RP 11/1/09)
$0.50/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk Cans, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 9/27/09)

vegetable oil 1.99 
(walmart has some for 2.00 and thier is coupon floating around for 1$ off, check out stlouismommy for the details on that one)

Betty Crocker Frosting 1.49
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 10/25/09)
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub, exp. 1-9-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub printable

Keebler Ready Crust 2/3$
$0.30/1 Keebler Ready Crust Pie Crust, exp. 1-3-10 (RP 11/8/09)

Pineapple .89

IGA Quick Oats 1.29

IGA marshmellows .79

IGA powdered or brown sugar  2/3$

General Mills Cereal 1.99
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/3 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/22/09)
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals printable

white sandwich bread 1.19

Orvell Redenbackers pop corn  1.50
$0.40/1 Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/15/09)

Chilli Beans .59

Fito Lays Tositos  2.99

Hunts Tomato sauce .69

Dole classic iceburg lettuce .99

baby carrots .99

Thats all folks


Saturday, December 5, 2009

B's Gingerbread House

At School (k) B made a gingerbread house.  I thought I would share as the proud mamma.

New Favorite Blog

So I am  usually a creature of habit, and I have the blogs I like.  I may occasionally click to a new one, but rarely have I followed new ones recently.

until  I found this one.  I'm not sure if it is the Deals or the menus, or the recipes that I like, but for some reason I really like this blog so I thought I would pass it on to others to enjoy.

I didn't see a button on her blog so here is a link instead  5$ dinners

oh off her site I made TacoRoni last nite only I improvised a little.  but it was good!

have fun

Friday, December 4, 2009

Crafty Decorations

First off I must say that I love   I found this site a while ago, but visited it again around Halloween and found lots of cute decorating Ideas (don't remember if  I posted them here or not, but they where pretty cute)

So I decided to look at Christmas decorations and other craft Idea's.  Their is just so much.. So much that I want to do, So much that is just to darn cute.  Today we did our first Crafty Christmas decoration on the slidding glass window in the back.

We painted the window.
to make the paint you grate one bar of soap (ivory)  than add One cup of luke warm water and mix with a mixer on low until mixed together, and than on high until it forms soft peaks.  (see link for complete instructions)  The boys helped until the tried to paint the whole window and then I took over and finished it.

Here are some pictures

I just hope it dries ok, this is the third layer of soap/paint adn so far it has dried link of opaque so I'm hoping it will stay dark now (the white parts, the colors have always stayed pretty dark)

Their is other things that I would like to do this is also on my list

check it out.. do you think you will do anything??  What is your Favorite?
just let me know what you think!

IGA trip

I went the other day.  I spent more than I really wanted, but I did get a cartfull.

so at IGA

Out of pocket  50$
Saved  25
total value   75
total percentage 33%

recap of super valu
spent 25$

saved 17$ (coupons and sales)
total value 42$
total % saved 40%

out of pocket  75$
total saved 42$
total value  117$
total percentage  36%

not my best week but oh well.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Right at home free gift basket

Right at home free gift the first 2,000 peer week from dec 1 till dec 21

check out for more info and the links to page.


Super Valu trip 12-1-2009

i got

Carrots mini baby  (2) .99 each
Texas Garlic Toast   1.49
bananas  .58/lb    1.66
sunshine fresh bread   1.17
apples  .99lb    1.58
Ground chuck  1.79 lb (lean) 
whole milk 1/2 gallon   1.93
skim milk    2.64
general mills 4 @ 2.49 each (9.99/4)

only used store coupon for 4$ of off 4 general mills cereal.

spent 25$
saved 17$ (coupons and sales)
total value  42$
total % saved 40%

i may go back for more cereal on Thur.. also plan to go to IGA later in the week to catch thier 3 days sales that are on then.


IGA deals


nestle cocoa mix 

totinos party pizza
$0.50/3 Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza Product, exp. 2-6-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)
$0.50/2 Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza Products, exp. 12-5-09 (SS #1 9/13/09)
$0.50/3 Totino's Crispy Crust Party Pizza Products, exp. 12-26-09 (SS #2 10/4/09)

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper

IGA cinamon rolls

Hunts tomatoes

Rotel with chili's

green giant steamers
0.40/1 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers, exp. 1-9-10 (GM Everyday Saver 11/15/09)

Rice A Roni

Iceberg lettuce head

hunts ketchup

del monte fruit naturals
$1/1 Del Monte Fruit Bowl, Orchard Select, SunFresh Refrigerated Glass Jar, Fruit Naturals or SuperFruit Cups printable
$1/1 Del Monte Fruit Naturals Cups printable

IGA canned fruit

super crunch tortilia chips

Chef Boy R Dee

IGA pasta

sunbeam or bunny white 1.59

iga wheat  1.29

juicy juice 1.99

busch's beans .79

jiffy 4/2$

general mills 2/5$
2$/2 in flyer

IGA orange juice 1.79

New York texas toast or dippin sticks 1.99
$0.40/1 New York Frozen Garlic Bread Product, exp. 2-8-10 (SS 11/8/09)
New York New York Brand Frozen Product printable
$0.50/1 New York Brand Frozen Product printable

3 day sale

frito lay, frito's or cheetos 1.69

quilted northern double roll 4.98

IGA milk 1.99

Natures pride 1.19

super valu

dole salad .99

x-lean ground beef 1.77lb

chicken breast quarters .79lb

jacks pizza 3/8.95

hamburger helper 2/1.95

general mills cereal 4/5.95
4$/4 coupon in flyer
1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 12-5-09 (SS 10/25/09)
$1/2 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 12-19-09 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/3 Select General Mills Cereals, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/22/09)

chicken of the sea chunk tuna  5/4$

Manwhich 5/5$

flavorite Veggies  4/3$

Hunts sauce 4/2$

juicy juice 2/4.50 (cheaper at IGA)

Rice A Roni 3/2.95

Prairie farms ice cream 4.95

Flavorite bread sticks 2/4$

Home life trash bags 2/5$

Carlita tortilia 2/3$

dips or sour cream 3/2$

sunshine fresh white bread 3/3.50

wonder bread 1.79

snyders pretzels 2/5$

baby carrots .99

pork chops 1.69lb

Monday, November 30, 2009

free photo calendar, pictures, photo cards, or 25$ gift certificate

go to american greetings (link below) and click on the photoworks free gift now.  starts at 12 am (now our time)

go now though, becuase they are only giving our so many.  You will get a unique coupon code to use.  I am getting a calendar!


thanks to the ladies at babycenter for the great freebie

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What I am thankfull for

 What I am thankfull for.

This year has been a great year for me.  I have been home with my boys for a little over a year, and although it can be trying at times,  I am very thankfull for the time I have been given.  I am very thankfull for a husband who works very hard to keep food on the table and a roof over our head, and still strives to be a very carring and supportive husband and father.  I am thankfull for three boys who although they are very rambounous and mischivious at times, are also very loving, giving little boys with great big hearts.  I am greatful for a mom and mother in law, both of which I love and adore and both of which are very suportive and loving in return.  I am greatful for all of my sibblings and In-Laws for they each have thier own place in our lives.   Lastly, I am greatfull for all of our extended family for they make our life rich.

I love you all

p.s. I hope everyone is having a great thanksgiving. We enjoyed a nice day with my mom, and on Sunday we will go to S mom's house and spend time with his family. Tomorrow I plan to do some shopping at Walmart. Although I think most of my stuff is done, I still want to get one or two things.

More Deals on Photo Cards

Well I was going to to look for the coupon match ups for CVS (good deals by the way check them out)  when I noticed a post about 75% off from Vista Print.  Check it out.

She also mentions a Seehere deal.  here is more about that

I probally should have posted this earlier, but I and N haven't been feeling well, and now it is thanksgiving.

but thanks to surving the stores and others for all the money I have learned to save.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PhotoWorks Free Personalized Cover Book

Another great freebie.  

This great book from Photoworks would be a great gift.  It is offered through Photoworks for the first 25,000 customers from the Bonnie Hunt Show.  It is a 8 x 11.5 book and is 20 pages long.  (you can go longer but it will cost you)

I will warn you though, I have been at this all night (it is 1 am now)  I started around supper time.  But I got my book, I went over my pages a little and paid just over 1$ (this includes shipping)

I ended up getting a book of nolans first year.  I thought about getting it as a gift, but decided that Nolan needed a book, or I did i guess.  So a gift for me!!!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Black Friday starting on monday Amazon

Amazon is starting its black friday sales on Monday, and they are going to go on all week.  I believe that these sales are going to change throughout the week and days (i think)

I am pretty excited about this since I have about 50$ in Gift Cards thanks to Swagbucks and Opinion outpost (surveys).  (if you are interested in either of these please leave me a comment and i will get back to you.)

Also at this time Amazon has a free Prime membership for a month which i believe gets you free 2 day shipping on your orders.  You do have to remember to cancel the membership though, I believe that the membership cost 78$/year.  I also signed up for this, due to the sales, I dont' want to pay shipping if I order something that doesn't add up to 25$. 

Sick Here

So something is going around our house.  B was sick Friday night, but only Friday night.  He went to school and was fine, came home and was ok at first.. about 7pm he threw up.  Sat he was fine.

Today it is E's turn.  He was also fine all day until about supper time, at which time he threw up. and he has thrown up multiple times today (to much info right.)  E is also very whiney.  B was much more quiet about not feeling good.

so now the question is will N get it, will I get it, Will S get it.  We will just have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

extreme dare devil

I can't believe the boy climbed up to the top bunk!! and just a min ago he was trying to climb from on top of the basket of toys into the windowseal..  little squirt.

IGA 11/15 - 11/28

turkey  .69 lb

del monte veggies  .49  (great deal at target right now.. stack your man coupon and target coupon for these veggies)

1$/8  11/15 RP

ocean spray cranberry .89

cool whip .79

Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag  1.79

Kraft Cheese 1.69

sarah lee frozen pies 2/5$

dole salads (select varieties) .99

spiral ham 2.49 lb

kretschmar whole or half ham  2.69 lb

stove top stuffing .99 (cheaper at target)

Heinz gravy (also cheaper at target)  1.29
(i think thier is a coupon for this somewhere, but I can't find it right now)

McCormick spices 50% off
11/1 rp  .50/1

swanson broth .69
.25/4  11/8 SS

WonderBread  1.50

kraft mayo or mirical whip 2.99

Progresso (select varieties) 1.50
$0.25/1 Progresso Reduced Sodium Soup, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 1-2-10 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1/3 progresso printable

Praire Farms  sour cream .99

blue bonnet margerine .69

I can't believe it's not butter
1$/1 printiable.. i posted aobut it the other day... (link there)

celery .97

jet puffed marshmellows .99

kraft dressing 2/4$

Nabisco snack crackers 1.99
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers or Easy Cheese, exp. 12-31-09 (SS 11/8/09)
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Product printable

wet ones 2.99  (thier may be a better deal at walmart or target)
$1.50/1 Wet Ones Wipes printable 

sweet potatoes .49 lb

I think those are the highlights.  If you want to look for your self, go to the IGA home page

Friday, November 20, 2009

Adventures in Meatballs

S always talks about how he would like spaghetti and meatballs. So a few weeks ago i got the idea of making some meatballs and just freezing them to use as needed. I thought I will just make them like I would make meatloaf.

Well I was uncertain about temp and time (although I could have guessed i guess) so i went to to see if I could find a recipe for plain ole meatballs. Really I had no luck at that, but I did find this recipe Our Canada Meatballs (Not Your Average Meatballs). 

Let me tell you they are pretty good.  The recipe made 32.  I made a few adjustments, for example, I didn't have any onion soup, so I used tastefully simple onion onion dip mix.  Also I added two eggs to the meat, and some bread crumbs.  Also I only breaded half of them (I ran out of Cracker crumbs)  but I do like the breaded ones better.  I think the cheese and bacon in the middle make these so yummy.

Ethan helped me make them.  he poored ingredients together, and coated the meatballs with cracker crumbs after I dipped them in the egg.  It was fun.  Although now my house is all smokey

here is E and N enjoying the meatballs for lunch

This is the mess that N made while E and I made meatballs.  This is partly picked up though  (I hate this cabinet anyone with ideas how to better organize it drop me a line.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cleaning for a Reason- one less thing to worry about (for women with cancer)

Someone on Babycenter posted about Cleaning for a Reason so I thought I would pass it on.  It seemed like a very sweet idea.  Here is a bit about what they do. 

click please
It's What We Do!

Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher - and that's where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This newly formed nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives of women undergoing treatment for cancer - any type of cancer.  We'd like to
TELL YOU MORE! Sign up for our news and updates to stay informed with the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation!   

You can help now.  If you currently use a professional house cleaning service to clean your home, please call and ask them if they've heard of the Cleaning For A Reason foundation.    Every day, we recruit a new maid service to join our program and become Partners with a heart and soul for house cleaning.

1$/1 i can't believe it's not butter coupon

I have heard that you can print more than two (usually you can only print 2 internet coupons) 

and it is a pretty high dollar one.  I think thier is a deal at Target right now for i can't believe it's not butter.. you might want to check out survivign the stores, or couponing 101.  I'm not for sure, but I think with this coupon and a target coupon it may be free

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopping Yesterday

I made a run to Target yesterday, and stopped at Super Valu for a few things we needed.

here is what I got

I spent 15
I saved 35
total value 50$
total percent saved  70%

then I ruined my percent by going to Super Valu..   I went for some Necesities, like bread, and milk (stupid me I didn't even check those at Target)

at super valu

i spent 24
I saved 2
total value 26
total saved 7%

Total for the week

i spent  39
I saved 37
total value 76
total % saved  48%

I do still have to go to CVS and IGA,  but I don't plan on getting a whole lot.  If for some reason i don't get thier, well that is ok.  Just a note.. the sales at IGA and Super are this week and next week, which kind of sucks becuase they aren't great. 

if you need target match ups here are some links

Couponing 101

Surviving the Stores

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our Christmas Cards

Our Chirstmas Cards came today.. yea..  50 free cards and free shipping.  While checking out the Freebies4mom site, I have learned that now they are only available for the 4x8 cards, but I dont' think that really matters, they are still free right!

check out for more information if you missed my post from earlier.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Another SeeHere deal.. FREE Calendar!!

Seehere is just going all out this year.  Yet another Deal, I love it.  They are helping me to get some Christmas shopping done.

the coupon code for a free photo calendar is mallcalendar

Don't forget about the other deals

the site is very busy.  I tried to go just now and it was down for site maitneance, so you may need to check back later.. (I'm willing to bet the best time, is late at night or early morning)


update:  sorry folks it seems that this is not a valid code.. it was ment for people who purchased specific items that where available at select malls..

Let's Say our troops

I stumbled across this site on BabyCenter (thanks to the lady's there who posted it)

At Let's Say Thanks,  you can pick a thankyou card to send to a military personal stationed over seas.  It is free and sponsered by Xerox.

All you have to do is go to Let's Say Thanks, pick out a card, pick a message, and sign it with your name and town.  All very easy, and FREE.  (and a very nice idea on top of that)

have fun


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Night Out

S and I went out for his birthday last night.  We ate at the Red Duece and then went to the bar to listen to a band.  Well that band was The Well Hungarians, and let me say they where GREAT!!

so great that I wanted to blog about it and let others listen to them

here is their myspace page.. (you can listen to some of their songs)

some youtube videos

if your gonna play in texas

devil went down to Georgia


happy birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

Love Jessie, B, E, and N

another shopping trip

I made a extra trip to Walmart and to IGA last nite

IGA (got two new york seasoned  croutons, and one iga waffles)

I spent .99
I saved 5.15
Total Value  6.14
total precent 84%

Walmart (more icing, more soup,  yougurt, browies, endust, and plastic pants)

spent 18
I saved 9
total value  27
total % saved 33%  (those plastic pants really threw off my numbers, but they are needed.)

totals for this trip

spent 19
saved  14
value  33
total %  51%

updated totals for the week

total spent this week 83
total saved 69
total value 152
total % saved 45%

another free 50 photo cards (100 total), and free ornament from seehere...FREE

wow, they are just throwing out the deals.. I have no use for 100 photocards, so the fifty that have been shipped already are good for us.  (I will post a pix when I get them)

but now thier is also a photoornament.  This I am working on right now.  I dont' know if this will be ours our if this will be a gift to someone else.. we shall see (this offer is not valid sorry)

check out couponing101 for the details



edited to add... I'm having difficulty with SEEHERE I am sure it is becuase everyone is trying to get these GREAT deals... if you are having difficulty also it may be better to try later.  (although i am unsure how long some of these last)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

walmart samples

Did you know Wal Mart gives out free Samples.... Well they do.  Here are some that are currently available. 

tampax pearl

Huggies Little Movers Diapers

Pampers extra protection

Garnier Nutritioniste

I would add that you probally shouldn't use your regular e-mail adress when applying for these.  You do get some junk mail.


vocal point

A while ago I joined Vocal Point.  What is vocal point.  It is a web site that offers free samples and coupons.  The coupons so far have been higher dollar coupons,  and sometimes for a free item.  All they ask is that  you share with your friends. 

right not you can join here



Friday, November 13, 2009

Kelloggs Rebate

it finally came  my rebate for my Kelloggs purchases.  With this rebate the 10 Kellogg's things I purchased on this trip came to around .50 a piece... YEA  great deal.  

I was starting to worry, that maybe I hadn't purchased the right products, because it did take a while to get this rebate.  But now it is here.    I LOVE SAVING MONEY!!!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

shopping trips IGA, Walmart, CVS, Super Valu

Did my shopping yesterday. Here is what i got and what i spent

best deals was soup .58 each, had coupon for 1$ off 3
icing 1.26 coupon for 1$ off 2
gold flour 1.50 .50 coupon
danibals 2.12 1$/1 coupon
toster pastires 2.12 1$/1 coupon (check out links to deals in past post)

I spent 20
I saved 12 (10.35 in coupons)
Total Value 32
total saved 38% (i did pick up some things that i payed full price for.)


best value Texas toast croutons .99 .50/1 coupon that doubles to 1$ free (if i head back that way i may get more of these,, since I now have more inserts.

I spent 28
I saved 20
total value 48
total precent saved 41%

Super Valu (i only got meat and a pie)

total spent 11
total saved 3$
total value 14
total percent saved 21%

cvs (i got two arm and hammer laundry detergent, 2 creast toothpaste, 1 reuseable bag, and little deal, where you purchase this leaf, they scan it when you use your bag, and on the fourth scan you get a 1$ in ecb)

total spent 5.00
total saved 20.00
total value 25.00
total % saved 80%

total spent this week 64
total saved 55
total value 119
total % saved 46%

coupons for campbells soup

these are for cooking soup, which is currently on sale for .58 at Walmart in Carlyle


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Target Trip

techiniquely this trip was on sun so it was last week. But it was a sad trip. We as a family went, and I used very few coupons. We bought stuff like underwear, adn t-shirts. I wish I hadn't gone so early in the week, really no good coupon match ups where posted yet, and now they are. So I am debating making a trip over there. I probally won't though, that is a little bit of a treck when I have already gone this week, their are some decent wal-mart deals this week so I guess I will go there instead.

here are some coupon mach ups



I should mention that these match ups are regional and sometimes they don't match, but lots of them do!!


Free Sample of Betty Crocker Potatoes!

I hear from St. louis mommy's blog that you can get a free sample, and that it is a full sample, she has posted that is also included a .50/1 coupon and some box tops.

here is the link!!

and here is st. louis Mommy's blog



Monday, November 9, 2009

50 free photo cards & free shipping

50 free cards (4x8 or 5X7) from seehere photosharing, and freebies4mom. and 100 photos for new members!!!

here is the link to freebies4mom blog post

I'm working on mine right now!



It seems that IGA is having a sale on baking goods. So now is the time to load up on these things!! I plan to buy a few of each. Partly for baking and partly hoping they will last at least a little while. Maybe this year I should ask for a small deep freezer.

and on top of that they are doubling coupons up to .50 cents!!!

here is my list.

IGA sugar 4lb bag 1.69 each

Pillsbury flour .99

Pillsbury layer cake mix .69
.50/2 9/27/09 ss
.50/2 11/1/09 rp

Assorted pork chops 1.49 lb

Keebler Townhouse, Bistro, or Wheatables 1.99
1$/2 11/1/2009 RP

Kelloggs cereal 2/4$
1$/3 11/8 RP Kelloggs Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran Crunch, Smart Start or Frosted Mini Wheats 10 oz or larger
1$/2 11/8 RP
Kelloggs Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or Frosted Flakes 10 oz or larger
1$/1 11/8 RP
Kelloggs Crispix, All Bran, Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes 10 oz or larger
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereal printable
$1/1 Kellogg's Corn Flakes printable
$0.75/1 Kellogg's Crispix, Smart Start or All-Bran Cereal printable
$1.50/3 Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks or Froot Loops printable
$0.75/1 Kellogg's Rice Krispies printable (click those above)

IGA Cream soups .69

Nabisco ritz bits, teddy grahams or honeymade crackers 2.49
$1/2 Nabisco Cracker Product printable

Frito Lay products 1.99

New York Texas toast croutons .99
.50/1 11/8/09 SS

wonder bread/butternut 1.59
.55/1 wonderbread

Creamette pasta .99

IGA white bread .88

Betty Crocker boxes 2/3$

IGA chunk and shredded cheese 1.39

Frito lays potato chips 2/4$
coupon in flyer

Wesson Oil 2/5$

IGA chunk pineapple .89

Saturday, November 7, 2009

shopping trip...IGA, Super Valu, Walmart

I went grocery Shopping on 11/3/2009. I went to Super, Walmart, and IGA. They also have some good deals at Target, but I had decided that it wasn't worth the trip at this point.

so here is what I spent (sorry no pix this time)


I spent 17.00
I saved 24.oo (9$ in coupons)
Total Valu 41
Total Percentage 58%


Total Spent 17.00
Total Saved 13.00
Total Value 30.00
Total Saved 43%

Super Valu (estimated, since I can't find my receite)

spent 37
saved 15
total value 52
total savings 28%


total spent 71
total saved 52
total valu 123
total savings 42%

As usual I did poorly at Super valu. My list for thier was short, but I ended up picking up soem things that were also on sale. I think it is just that store. I can't seem to find any good deals thier. Which is why I try to shop thier last and for meat.


Friday, November 6, 2009

I recently realized that I had neglected in posting pictures of halloween. so here they are. Sorry they are sideways,, I am having issues with my computer, and it won't let me flip them

family pictures

While we where at my moms house, we thought we would sit down and try to take some family pictues. He is what we got.

The second last one is the actual picture I thought ended up pretty good, and the last one is that same picture, only cropped.

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Hi, I am a stay at home mommy who is trying to stay sane with three very mischievous little boys, who are the light of my life. Oh, I also have a husband that I adore. I have recently started a weight loss journey (again). I do like good deals, but have not been as active as I use to be in couponing.. and lastly I am a flybaby who hasn't been flittering very well recently, but I am still trying.