Saturday, February 27, 2010


this week our vacuum went kaputt.. not really suprised.  Due to our unluckiness with Vacuums, we buy the under $75 vacuum. 

I kind of like it.  It is a Bissel.  It pushes real easy and smooth, and seems to pick up dust, dog hair, ect pretty good.

kind of like this one

only mine is purple..

sounds grand doesnt' it.. well so far I like it!

Shopping trips feb 21-27th

Super Valu
(although the savings in the meat wasn't in the reciet I did calculate it into my numbers)

out of pocket 40
total amount saved 33
total value  73
total % saved  45%


total out of pocket  13
total amount saved 19
total value  32
total % value  59%

Wal Mart
(also got a vacuum but it isn't in these numbers)

total out of pocket  31
total amount saved  12
total value   43
total % saved 28%

weekly totals

out of pocket  84$
total amount saved 64$
total value  148
total % saved 43%

The Absence

It has been a whole week since I have posted anything, and I realize that is odd for me. 

This week has been very hectic and I have been exhausted. 

My mom had an severe allergic reaction to some meds and ended up in the ICU.  She is still there but is doing better, so I (and my sibblings) can breathe again.. (taking deep breath now).

We didn't go visit her at all today, but  do plan on visiting tomorrow (if you are wondering)

So I am sorry, to anyone who was looking for this weeks coupon match ups, becuase I really didn't even look till yesterday, and then just cut out the ones I needed.  I do plan on doing next weeks though.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

CVS Coupon match ups (links)

Once again I don't think I need to reinvent the wheel.  Thier are tons of blogs out thier that already have them matched up.  Here are the ones I go to.




I do believe that surving the stores and couponing 101 give out scenerios for people who have just started.  Have fun..

I personally will be going for some toothpaste and toothbrushes.  (didn't see much else, that I want, but thier is also some cheap makeup)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Shopping trips feb 14th-20th


Out of pocket  27
Total Saved  16
total value  43
total % saved 37%

Super Valu

total out of pocket  25
total saved  14
total value  39
total % saved 36%

total for the week (so far)

total out of pocket 52
total saved  30
total value  82
total % saved 37%

Aunt Annies Free Pretzel

Don't forget about the Free Pretzel from Aunt Annies today from 10am to 3 pm.  (i posted about it a while ago)


Thursday, February 18, 2010

1$ off of 1 YoBaby

I love these yogurts.  The 3 in 1 meals at Walmart they cost a little over 1$, so they are almost free with the coupon. 

1$/1 stoneyfield yobaby organic whole milk yogurt

you will have to register or sign in.  According to Freebies 4 mom, you can print up to 5, I also did 5 (although two of mine are ruined due to printer issues)  to get five you will have to print what they allow the first time, log out, and come back and reclick the link and relog in.  but you get 5 coupons.. Isn't it great!!

I should add that N can be a little pickey and really doesn't eat much but he loves yogurt.. and he will eat the 3 in 1 meals (which are basically yogurt mixed with other pureed food)

oh if you know me in person and can print some of these out for me I would really really really appreciate it.. and to my wonderfull mom and mother in law, I will probally be by to use your computer soon!!


(i really need to get a walmart run together i guess.)

A Free Sample

Tropical Chewy Lemon Head and Friends (i'm definitely trying this one.. we love candy in this house)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Coupon Hunter

Need a coupon but can't find it, or maybe you found or stumbled across a good deal and want more, but dont' have anymore coupons.

well thier is a answer.  Purchase some. 

Purchasing coupons (or paying someone for thier time to clip them for you) is something that is new to me. But a few times recently I needed a few extra so I made the leap and purchased a few.  I have now done it for 3 weeks in a row. 

I have found my coupon hunter to be fairly easy to navigate.  Her prices are reasonable (I have never spent more than I spend on a paper).  And she ships in a timely manor (I usually get mine in 3 days) 

For all of these reasons I am adding her button to the side of my blog.  If you need coupons I highly recomend her

(I should add though I know thier are other services out thier, and I know little about them.  )

BWS tips button


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Super Valu 2/15 till 2/21

Chicken of the Sea
Chunk Light Tuna  5oz .59

Sergento Cheese 2/3$

sunny d  2.00
$0.25/1 Sunny D Product, exp. 4-30-10 (SS 02/07/10)

general mills cereal 2.00
$1/1 Cheerios printable
$0.75/1 Select Cheerios Cereals printable
 $0.75/1 Select Cheerios Cereals printable
$0.75/1 Select Cheerios Cereals printable
$0.75/1 Select Cheerios Cereals printable
$1/1 Cheerios Cereal printable  

dole salad mix .99
with coupon in flyer

jacks pizza 3/9$

musselmans applesauce 1.79

pop tarts 1.99
$1/3 Kellogg's Pop Tarts, exp. 4-4-10 (RP 02/07/10)

juicy juice 1.99

jif or smuckers peanut butter 1.98

N climbing

N is reaching new heights

Monday, February 15, 2010

Right gaurd coupon

Right Gaurd is on sale at IGA for 1.99, Dealseekingmom has links for some 2$/2 coupons.  With the coupon these are .99 each.

She does have some other good deals listed such as target trial sizes they are .97 making them free!  check out her post!



Brought the kids slide inside.  N is really enjoying it.  It only took a few times and he was climbing up and sitting on the top, and pushing himself down!!


yep that is socks on his hands.. couldn't find his gloves anywhere.  He also only has on one pair of pants.  Froze his butt off, but maybe next time he will put on more than one pair of pants!

baby it's cold outsided

although I have pictures of N outside when thier was snow on the ground.  This is the first picture of him really playing.  He had just fallen and then he started to investigate the snow!


Lunchables 10/10$
$1/1 Oscar Mayer Lunchables printable (IE)

hunts tomato's 10/10$
$0.45/3 Hunt's Tomatoes, exp. 3-14-10 (SS 01/24/10)
(this coupon may not be for the right size can.. )

chi chi's flour tortia's 10/10$

IGA garlic Toast 10/10$

hunt's snack pack 1/1$

progresso soups (select varities)  10/10$
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1.10/3 Progresso Soup printable
$1/3 Progresso Soup printable 
$1/4 Progresso Soup, exp. 4-3-10 (GM 02/07/10)
$0.50/2 Progresso Soup, exp. 3-13-10 (SS 01/17/10)

white bread .88

nabisco ritz bits and teddy grahams 2/5$
$1/1 Nabisco Crackers, exp. 3-31-10 (SS 01/24/10)

IGA mac and cheese 2/ .88 

post cereal 1.69
$1/2 Post Cereal, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 01/17/10)

cottage cheese 1.69

van de kamps or mrs. pauls fish 3.49

smart ones 1.99
$1/5 Weight Watchers Smart Ones printable

texas toast croutons 10/10$
$0.50/1 Select New York Products, exp. 02-28-10 (SS 11/8/09)

IGA fruit snacks 10/10$

swiss miss 10/10$

mt olive relish 10/10$

potato's 1.99/10lb bag

green giant carrots 10/10$

Sunday, February 14, 2010

weekly spending

super valu  2/8/10

total out of pocket $31
total saved  $14
total value  $45
total percentage saved 31%

super valu 2/14/2010

total out of pocket $9
total saved $5
total value $14
total saved 36%

total for the week

total out of pocket $40
total saved  $19
total value $59
total % saved 32%

I love this photo

10$/25$ JC Penny Coupon!

Go here to print out this coupons.  They are having a presidents day sale tomorrow (if you don't mind driving in the snow to get there)  It might add up to some good deals 

My Valentines Gift

isn't it pretty!!

we also went out out to eat last night
don't I have a wonderfull husband!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

new nestle toll house coupon

.75/1  nestle toll house

Nestle Toll House are $1.66 at Super Value this week, making them $.91 with coupon. 

don't forget you can print two just push back and refresh your page.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Free Photo Collage from Walgreens

Use the code VDAY.  I just ordered mine!!

can't wait to get it and put it up somewhere!

once again thankyou to the babycenter ladies!!

amazon lightening deals

amazon is having some lightening deals in toys.  I don't know if these are "great" deals, but I though I would pass them along anyway

amazon toy lightening deals

for example this toy

is 7.99.  Click the amazon lightening deals link to check them out.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

FREE Aunt Annies Pretzel

I LOVE AUNT ANNIES... but sadly the closest one is to far away to just drop by for this deal.  But maybe someone else can enjoy the FREE pretzel!!
Also sign up for Pretzel Perks here.  Become a Very Importand Pretzel Lover, and enjoy some special perks for being a member (such as free stuff!) ..  It loooks like right now it is get a free pepperoni pretzel with the purchase of a reg pretzel or sticks.
thanks to my friends at babycenter for showing me this deal... I LOVE IT!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


kellogg's special k cereal 2/5$
$1/2 Special K Product, exp. 3-7-10 (RP 01/10/10)
$1/2 Kellogg's Special K Cereals, exp. 2-28-10 (RP 1/3/10)

hamburger, tuna, chicken helper  1$ each
$0.75/3 Select Hamburger Helper Meals, exp. 4-3-10 (SS 02/07/10)
$0.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper, exp. 2-27 (SS #2 1/3/10)

betty crocker cake mix  .99

prairie farms yogurt 10/4$

dutch farm cheese 1.50

head of lettuce .99

oj  1.79

pop tarts 1.88
$1/3 Kellogg's Pop Tarts, exp. 4-4-10 (RP 02/07/10)

pam cooking spray 2.69
$0.35/1 Pam Cooking Spray, exp. 3-14-10 (SS 01/24/10)

betty crocker cookie mix or warm delights  1.69
.$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$1/2 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix printable
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, exp. 4-3-10 (GM 02/07/10)
$1/2 Warm Delights Bowls or Mini Bowls printable  
$0.50/1 Warm Delights Bowls or Mini Bowls, exp. 4-3-10 (GM 02/07/10)
$0.50/1 Warm Delights Bowls or Minis Bowls printable
$0.50/1 Warm Delights Bowls or Minis Bowls printable

betty crocker frosting 1.59
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub printable
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub printable
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker Frosting Tub printable

betty crocker  specialty potatos 1.29
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes printable
0.40/1 Betty Crocker Box or Pouch Potatoes printable
$1/1 Betty Crocker Potatoes printable (IE)

tyson chicken 5.99

IGA crinkle cut fries 1.49

yellow onions .99 3lb bag


navel oranges 1.29  3lb bag

purex 1.99
$0.35/1 Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent, exp. 2-20-10 (RP 01/10/10)

IGA milk 2.50


another Cheerio's coupon

1$/1 honey nut cheerios, or original cheerio's

Wal Mart Match ups

I'm not going to reinvent the wheel, so here are some blogs that have Wal Mart coupon match ups

Monday, February 8, 2010

super valu

nestle toll house morsels 1.66
.50/2 printable

jacks pizza 4/10$

chicken Leg quarters .59/lb

clipped carrots .59 /bag

betty crocker cake mix 2/2$
(i;m debating this one.. I have no cake mix but I have seen better deals on it also)

kellogg's 2.49 and 2.79
$1/3 Kellogg's Cereals, exp. 3-21-10 (RP 02/07/10)
1.50/2 Frosted Mini-Wheats, All-Bran or Raisin Bran printable

manwich 3/3$

hunt's 8 oz cans 5/2$ (.40)
(i'm on the ledge about these.. I would be jumping on it if it was the reg. size cans)

progresso soup 4/5$

hamburger helper/tuna helper 2/2$  (or 1$ each)
$0.75/3 Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper, exp. 2-27 (SS #2 1/3/10)

flavorite kidney or chillie beans  5/4$

tropicana 2.47

skim milk 2.39

10lb bag white potato's 2.99

super is also doubling coupons up to .50.   I am unsure if thier are any deals.. since I haven't been to the store, to look at regular prices of things.  I will let you know if I see anything good!


marble painting

E and I did this activity the other day (Paint a Marbled Heat Card), and it was loads of fun (no pics of that though).  So when B had to make a valentines box for his valentimes to be put in, I thought this would be a great way to do it.

to marble paint, you put your paper in a pan or something with sides ( we used a texas sheet pan, and a avon box lid)  then you dip your marbles in the paint, put them in your container and tilt your container so they roll around.  We did the same thing the second time, only we used heart cut outs. We then glued the full sheets to the cereal box, and glued the hearts over that (we also had some hearts that had no paint on them)

It came out pretty neat.  For better instructions click the link though..

even N did a shake or two!!

CVS coupon match up

I was looking for some coupon match ups for CVS.  I found couponing101 and  They both have some great scenerio's on her blog.  Check it out.

CVS (2/6/10)

This was my last shopping Trip last week.  I did really good.  I could have done better, but as usual something went wrong.  This time it was that I forgot to go to my aunts house to get last weeks coupon inserts, so I was missing 2 coupons.  Total I spent 6.27.  Here is what I got and what I spent.

First transactions:  the first was 2 oust and 2 mens dove

total out of pocket 3.
total saved  17.00 (6.99 coupons, 10 ECB)
total value 20.00
total % saved  85%
(Earned 16.98 in ECB)

Second Transaction was Ragu, and Softsoap (i needed 6 ragu, so they rang a extra one up and gave me a raincheck for one for the next time I am there)

total out of pocket 3.00 (18.98 in ECB)
Total Saved  44
Total Value  47
Total % saved 94%
(Earned 8$ in ECB)

Total for CVS

Total out of pocket 6
Total saved  61
Total Value  66
Total % saved 92%

total for the week

out of pocket $59
total Saved $112
total value $ 171
total % saved 65%

I started with 12 in ECB, Used 10 for my first transaction, Earned 16.98 with That transaction.  Then used 18.98 with my second transaction.  I ended up with 8 ECB.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

bryson 1.MPG

i'm looking at old pictures and such, for some reason this one had me blubbering. Well this one and others

Another Super Valu trip

I had to go back.  I wanted more Pizza (4/9.99), plus I figured more cheese couldn't hurt.

so today I got 3 pizza's (2.50 each), 1 kraft dressing (.99 after coupon), 2 kraft cheese slices (1.50 after coupon), 2 kraft shredded cheese (2$ after coupon), 1/2 gallon whole milk, and some candy hearts for the boys.

Total out of pocket  17
Total saved  19
Total Value  36
total % saved  53%

total for the week

out of pocket $53

total Saved $51
total value $ 104
total % saved 49%

i was going to go to iga yet at least for some veggies.. we will see. and i definitley hope to go to cvs (i have my transactions all figured out) i'm just waiting for some coupons.  so i will be over 50$ this week.

quaker oatmeal coupon

thier is a new coupon for Quaker oatmeal  old fashion or quick oats 1$/1

super valu shopping trip 2/3/10

out of pocket  $36
total Saved  $32
total value   $ 68
total % saved  47%

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


tostito's party pizza 5/4$

7 seas or kraft salad dressing .99
(with 1$/1 in flyer)

Bush's baked beans .99

Kraft cheese 2/3$
(with 1$ coupon in flyer)

Digorno 4.99
$1/1 DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza, exp. 2-28-10 (SS 01/24/10)

dorito's 2/4$

oscar mayer weiners 2/2$
(with coupon in flyer)

kelloggs 2/5$

capri sun 2/4$
$1/2 Capri Suns, exp. 12-30-99 (

Hunts tomatos .99
$0.45/3 Hunt's Tomatoes, exp. 3-14-10 (SS 01/24/10)

$0.30/1 Ro*Tel Diced Tomatoes, exp. 3-14-10 (SS 01/24/10)

yoplait yogurt 10/5$  (.50 each)
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups (GM 1/3/10)
$0.50/8 Yoplait Yogurt Cups (GM 1/3/10)
$0.50/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups printable

birds eye steam fresh veggies  .89
$1/3 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, exp. 2-7-10 (SS 01/10/10)
$0.50/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, exp. 2-7-10 (SS 01/10/10)
stock up prices. i will be purchasing some coupons from



Super Valu

Tombstone  4/9.95
(stock up price!!)

Miracle Whip/Kraft Mayonaise 1.88
(with man coupon in flyer)

Kraft Singles 2/3$
(with coupon in flyer)

Kraft Dressing .88
(with coupon in flyer)

Kraft Natural Cheese 2/2$
(with coupon in flyer)

Lays Chips 1.98

Dorito's 1.98

General Mills 2/5$
1$/1 printable

kellogg's cereal 2/5$

flavorite texas toast 1.79

It's Febuary!!

Can you believe it.  I sure can't.  I realized the other day that my 3 year old will be 4 next month!!  He is getting so big!!
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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.