Saturday, November 29, 2008

CVS Trip Saturday, November 29, 2008

Took advantage of some great savings today at CVS.
Here's what I bought:

1 Maxwell House Coffee 34.5 oz. $6.99
Aussie Hairspray $2.99 - $1 cpn = $1.99
Colgate Toothpaste $2.99 -$1 cpn = $1.99
Playtex 18 ct. $3.99 - $1 cpn = $2.99
Bubble Gum tape (for my 6 yr. old!) $1.29

Subtotal = $15.25 - $5 ECB's
oop = $10.60
ECB's earned $8.98!!
Total savings $17.10

Kroger 10/$10 Sale 12/1-12/7

All of the following are included in the sale:

Hormel Chili
Hunts Manwich
Kroger Buns
Kroger Microwave pizza
Kroger French Bread
Kroger Pizza Rolls
Lays Stax
Hostess Individual cakes
The Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Every Day Living Bleach
Banquet Brown N Serve Sausage
Banquet Entrees
Bounty Basic Paper Towels
Kroger Bagels
Kroger Jumbo Biscuits
Kroger Refried Beans
Kroger Salsa or Picante Sauce
Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Pints
Private Selection Pints
Kroger canned fruit

Only P&G Inserts 11/30/08

Yes, it's true. The only coupons in the paper this weekend are the Proctor & Gamble ones. There's still good coupons there, but just don't buy a bundle of papers expecting Smart Source and Red Plum inserts. You can still go to the Smart Source webpage and other internet coupon printing sites.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Coupons for Sunday, November 30, 2008

Well, from what I've heard, there will only be a P&G coupon insert in this Sunday's paper. So, be careful to check your papers, before you buy a bunch thinking that there will be a lot of coupons inside.
I'll go tomorrow to buy the local paper and see for myself. If that's the case, I'll probably only buy a few papers this week, again. Remember, coupons are usually low on weekends with a holiday in it.

Can you really save much money?

That question is probably the most frequent one I hear from people every where. That and the comment, "Oh, you just end up buying things you don't need and it's really not worth the effort." Well, I can say from experience that you can save a lot of money and it is definitely worth all my effort and time.

In July 2008, I began shopping using the methods I described in my previous article, "Tips to maximize your savings". After stocking up on coupons for only 2 1/2 months, here's my savings statement for October 2008:
Subtotal of all items $1009.52
Coupons savings 404.73
Store savings 267.63
out of pocket (oop) 337.16

Total savings $672.36 !!! That's 67% off my total bill. I'd say, that's worth the effort to me. And, I'm looking forward to bigger savings this month as I continue to get a good coupon base and learn new ways to save. Look for my November saving's report in a few days as the month is coming to a close.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

May the Lord bless each and every one of you today as we give thanks to God for the many ways He blesses our lives!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Leftover Turkey Recipe

Are you ready for ways to use up that leftover turkey?
Well, I've got a recipe for you that everyone in my family likes & it's super easy.

Turkey Rollups
1 can biscuits
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese

Press biscuits flat. Put a spoonful of turkey in the center of each. Bring the top and bottom of the biscuit together and press to seal. Turn roll up over, seam side down in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Do this for all 10 biscuits. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the biscuits are just beginning to turn brown. Remove from oven.
Mix the soup and milk together with a whisk. Pour over the turkey roll ups. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Return to oven and bake for another 20 minutes.

It's great served with cranberries or sweet potatoes. (Unless, you are burnt out on these. Then, green beans would work, too.)

Now the money saving side of this recipe is:
1. You will have the turkey already, so no cost there.
2. Biscuits are always on sale, and coupons for them are more than plentiful!!
3. Cheese is on sale at Kroger's 3/$5. Use only 1/2 of the package.

It's a great and tasty way to use up that turkey!!!

Low Coupon Weekend!!

Well, most of you probably already have realized that the coupons in this last weekend's paper were, to say the least, skimpy!! I was not really surprised, though. Usually, on weekends where there is a holiday, there will sometimes be no inserts. So, even though all we got was a very thin Smart Source, at least we got something.
Anyway, for me, I took advantage of the extra time that I would have spent cutting and instead I did some organizing of my coupons. You know, the fun task of throwing out the expired ones. I also am bad about if I'm in a hurry in the store, sticking unused coupons in the back for later.
So, I'm all set and ready to get the great bargains!!

If you still would like some more coupons, go to some of my favorite online coupon sites:

Monday, November 24, 2008

$$$ Meijer Dollar Deals $$$ 11/23-11/29

Stove Top Stuffing $.98
Jello 5/$3
Daisy Sour Cream 4/$5 - .50 cpn = $.25 each
Lysol Neutra Air 1/2 off price is $5.99 - $5 cpn = $.99 each
Jiffy Corn Muffin mix 6/$2
Pillsbury Brownie Mix 4/$5 - $1/2 = $.75 each
Swanson Broth can 3/$2 - .25/4 cpn = $.54 each
Joy dish liquid $1.29 - .30 cpn = $.69
Bob Evans Hash browns 3/$5 - .35 cpn = $.97 each

Sunday, November 23, 2008

$$$ Walgreens Dollar Deals $$$ 11/23-11/29

Hunts tomato sauce $.29 w/ad cpn - .40/2 cpn. = $.10 each
Sharpie Permanent Marker $.50 w/ ad coupon
Sure Deodorant $1.99 - $1 cpn - $1.50 December IVC = Free w/ overage
Kleenex $.89 w/ad cpn -.50/3 = $.73 each

$$$ Kroger Dollar Deals $$$ 11/24-11/30

Of course this week, Kroger has turkeys and all the fixings on sale. But there are some other great deals I see, as well:
Kroger eggs, large or medium 10/$10
Kroger dips, sour cream and cream cheese 10/$10
Kroger veggies 10/$10
Green Giant veggies 10/$10 - .50/2 = $.50 each
Hershey, Cadbury & Nestle Large Candy bars 10/$10
Cleo Gift Wrap 10/$10
Kroger Salad Dressing 10/$10
Dole Mandarin Oranges 10/$10 - .50/2 = $.50 each
Campbell's Cream Soups 4/$3

Don't forget to use any rain checks you might have gotten during the Mega Deal Sale. I've noticed Kroger's is restocking pretty quickly. Last week, I was able to get 10 boxes of Tylenol Rapid Release Gels for FREE after my $2 off coupons!!