October 19, 2010

Walgreens Savings

A little bit behind showing you what I got this week at Walgreens.  There are several good deals, including freebies after R.R.  One thing I have learned since I started hard core couponing that even if it's free it might not be a deal for me.  Plus I live in an area that taxes before coupons so free isn't actually free, I still pay the taxes on it.  If I lived in an area that taxed after coupons then I would jump on more deals especially the free ones.  Of course sometimes it might not be something I could use but I think if it's something that could be donated to a shelter.  I currently have a bag full of deodarants that I won't use quickly enough so I will be taking them down to the local woman's shelter where they will be used and are needed.  So this week I focused on things I needed and passed on somethings that though it was a good deal it wasn't something I neeeded at the moment or could use.

4 Nivea For Men Body Wash $10.00 Minus $3.00 M.C. 10/17 R.P. x's 4
4 Glade Candles $12.00 Minus $3.00 B1G1 M.C. 9/26 S.S x's 2
4 Dt. Coke $14.00
2 Pringls $3.00
2 Oreo Cookies $6.00 Minus $1.00 M.C.
1 Listerine Agent Blue $2.99 Minus $1.00 M.C.

I also used two $3.00 R.R. that I had from a previous trip.

O.O.P. $21.51 ($3.52 was taxes)
Earned: $5.00 R.R. (Coke, Pringles, and Oreos) and $1.00 R.R. (Listerine)
Saved: $56.04

I was just going to get the Dt. Coke since it's the same price I pay normally at Wal-Mart but when I discovered that I could buy a few more items I would get a $5 R.R. the deal got better.  For $3 more than just buying the Dt. Coke I was able to get 2 Pringles and 2 Oreos breaking them down to $0.75 each!  The Nivea was free minus the taxes and since my store gives me overage I applied it to the candles which were $2 for the four of them minus the taxes.  The Listerine I paid $0.99 for after coupon and R.R.  So it was a higher money day for me but I got the pop at my normal price plus a few other wanted/needed items.  Also I was able to save over $50 for the items I did get.  Most weeks I don't spend over $5 including tax and this week was the same if you take out the pop I normally buy at Wal-Mart.  Next week there seems to be some good deals coming up and I will focus rolling the R.R. I have and keeping my out of pocket expense as low as possible.

October 16, 2010

Walgreens Hot Deals 10/17 - 10/23

Here are the hot deals at Walgreens for the week of Oct. 17th:

Nivea Body Wash - $2.50
$3/1 Nivea for Men Body Wash, exp. 11-30-10 (RP 10/17/10)
$1/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women, exp. 11-30-10 (RP 10/17/10)
Nivea for Men Free After Coupon!

Blistex Lip Ointment - $2.59 - Limit 1 Per Transaction
Earn $2.59 in Register Rewards
Free After Register Reward!

Mucinex Full Force or Moisture Smart Nasal Spray - $7.99
Earn $8 in Register Rewards

Free After Register Reward!

Ricola Cough Drops - $1
$0.50/1 Ricola Cough Drops, exp. 10-23-10 Walgreens October Coupon Book (Will Deduct Twice)
$1/2 Ricola Cough and Throat Drops, exp. 12-17-10 (SS 10/17/10)
2 For Free After Coupon!

Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer - $2.69 B1G1
$1.50/1 Coffee Mate Coupon
Free When You Use Two Coupons

Glade Scented Oil Candles or Holders - $3.00
$2/2 Walgreens Coupon from October Coupon Book
$1.50/2 Glade Scented Oil Candles Product printable
Buy Any 4oz Glade Jar Candle Get One Free exp. 11/06/10 (S.S. 09/26/10)
$0.50 - $1.25 Each After Coupon!

Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste - $3.99
Earn $2 Register Reward
$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 10-23-10 (SS 10/03/10)
$0.99 Each After Coupon and Register Reward!

Listerine Agent Cool Blue or Smart Rinse Mouthwash - $2.99
Earn $1 Register Reward
$1/1 Select Listerine Products printable
$1/1 Select Listerine or Reach Kids Items, exp. 4-30-11 (RP 10/10/10)
$0.99 Each After Coupon and Register Reward!

Remember You Have To Have The Same Number Of Items As Coupons/Register Rewards.  

For Example:
1 Colgate Pro Clinical
$1.00 M.C.
$2.00 R.R.
You would need a filler in order to use the coupon and the register reward.

Great Filler Ideas:

Russell Stover or Butterfinger Halloween Candy $0.39

Halloween Tumbler or Gift Sack $0.13 With In Ad Coupon

Walgreens Classic Soda $0.39 With In Ad Coupon

Also don't forget to print out a copy of Walgreens coupon policy, found here, to take with you!

October 14, 2010

Harp's Hot Deals!

Here are the hot deals at Harp's for the next two weeks!  Also for those who are registered on their site there is a $5 off $20 coupon available to print.  This doesn't happen very often, so please use sound judgement on how this is used.  It says one per customer but doesn't state how many times you can print and use  We would love to see this happen more often and misuse would cause them not to do this again.  So on to the hot deals!

My area doubles up to and including $0.60 and prices reflect as such.

Activia 4ct $1.88  - $0.88 After Coupon
$1.00 off 1 Activia Dessert 8/29 S.S. Exp 10/15
$1.00 off 1 Activia 4ct or Higher 10/10 S.S.

Banquet Frozen Dinners $0.88

Betty Crocker Boxed Muffin Mix $1.98 - $0.98 After Coupon
$0.50 off 1 G.M. 10/03

Betty Crocker Pouch Muffin Mix $0.78

Betty Crocker Pouch Potatoes $0.78 - Free After Coupon!
$0.40 off 1 S.S. 9/12
Campbell's Spaghetti O's $0.58 - $0.94 for 3 or $0.31 each
$0.40 off 3 S.S. 8/29                                                                                                                  

Farmland Roll Sausage $1.49 - $0.39 After Coupon
$0.55 off 1 S.S. 9/26

Hunt's Diced Tomatoes $0.88 - $1.74 for 3 or $0.58 each
$0.45 off 3 S.S. 10/03

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes $0.78 - $1.59 for 3 or $0.53 each $1.00 off 3 Printable (Rolling)

Shawnee Pancake or Cornbread Mix $0.44

Sunny D $1.12 - $0.60 After Coupon
$0.25 off 1 S.S. 08/08


Have you ever had those days where your to do list is calling you but finding the motivation to answer is a bit of a challenge?  Today is one of my full days off from the library when my precious child is off learning or at least pretending to be learning.  Normally these days are filled with organizing grocery lists, going to the grocery store, completing shopping lists for a board I belong to, cleaning the house, planning menus, organizing coupons,  thinking of things to say on here now that I am back to writing, along with other things that are easier to do without the presence of a child.

Instead I am sitting here watching Oprah and half attempting working on my grocery lists for tomorrow and this weekend.  I have finally managed to finalize them and now must pull coupons that I need for each store.  The day is slipping away and before I know it, it will be time to go pick up my son and do the dinner and homework gig  that is required of me.

Plus Thursday's seem more busy when he gets home because I work Wednesday nights and so I only have about an hour to talk to him before I head out the door, not returning until he is in bed.  So we have things that weren't discussed the day before on top of things that happened today.  It's even more crazy the weekend he goes to his Nana's from Friday after school until Sunday before dinner.

So I somehow must find the motivation I so need to get the things that need to get done before the mom hat comes back on this afternoon.  Sometimes I find myself wearing more than one hat at a time and know that is all part of being a mom.  Have a great day everybody, I am off to find my motivation.

October 13, 2010

It Smells Like BENGAY

Nothing says morning than the smell of BENGAY.  I thought I had years before I had to start my mornings with a nice slather of arthritis cream in order to move.  Apparently though I was wrong and for the past two mornings I have rubbed it on my shoulder due to lack of movement.  

I wish I would have listened when others said take care of yourself while your young.  But no I played hard and now at 31 I am paying for my sins of my youth.  Things pop, creak, and moan when I move.  I can predict the weather better than the weatherman at times.  Normally it's my back or neck but this time I get to add shoulder to the list.  Apparently passing out and sleeping on one side tends to make your shoulder go stiff and refuse to move.  

Though I have discovered a second use for BENGAY, it will open your sinuses better than anything out there first thing in the morning.  Of course it also guarantees no one will mess with you because the smell is so strong no one wants to get close to you.  So I am off to doctor my arm and pretend to get things done until the 10 year old comes home and I go off for a night of work at the library.  Have a great pain free day everybody.

October 12, 2010

Hello Friends!

Yes I realize it's been a few months since we last saw each other but well life got in the way. I would love to say I have been on trips around the world but no just trying to hang on to my sanity during a difficult time.  Being laid off and only working part time tends to make a person lose themselves in the midst of the sadness.  But what I have realized is I have missed writing each day.  This time though it won't be just about the deals, it will also be about my life and raising a 10 year old boy. 

I will still show you the great deals I get and pass on information about other deals when I can.  I will also show you how I have managed to keep the cabinets full despite the money flow I was used to.  Plus Christmas is fast approaching and I will show you how I am giving my son a good Christmas without a lot of out of pocket expense.

During these months of not working a lot I have been learning how to cook more from scratch and less from box and will probably show you dishes from time to time. 

I have been getting to know my son better and spending lots more time with him, enjoying this time until I have a full time job that doesn't allow the spontaneous trips we have gotten used to.

I have taught myself to knit and I am currently working on a shawl that I hope to finish before my son graduates high school.   I have read lots, tends to happen working part time at a library. I haven't done a lot cross stitch wise but I am getting back to it since I am making bookmarks for those I work with on a daily basis. 

I was also lucky to go on a trip this past June to the east coat and hope to have a post about that soon.

Well I have think I have said enough for now but know you will be seeing me more and I won't be a stranger anymore. Have a great day everybody.

March 21, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 3/22

Sunday - Ground Turkey Shepard's Pie with Applesauce (Substitute Flour with Rice Flour)

Monday - Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries (No Bun for G.F.)

Tuesday - BBQ Chicken Thighs with Corn

Wednesday - Grilled Fish with Peas and Applesauce

Thursday - Meatball Sandwiches (Cornmeal no Bread Crumbs) with Spinach (No Bun for G.F.)

Friday - Jenny-O Turkey Ham with Rice and Carrots

Saturday - Turkey Hot Dogs with Corn and Cottage Cheese