Saturday, April 30, 2011

CVS Trip 4/30--Spent $5.08, Saved $27.62!

Here is the pic of what all I got:

I did 2 transactions and I had $6 ECB's to roll from last week's trip. If you are new to shopping CVS, check out Simply CVS's CVS 101 (Click on tab at top of page.) Here is the breakdown of my trip:

*DEAL* $3 ECB wyb $10 Glade products

1st transaction:
(2) Glade relazing moments spray $3 ea.
-Used 2 $1/1 MQ
(1) Airwick Freshamtic Ultra $6 (Raincheck from sale last week)
-Used $4/1 MQ IP
-Used $6 ECB's

TOTAL: $1.08
Received $1 ECB from using green bag tag!

2nd transaction:
(1) Glade Scented oil twin refill $4
-Used FREE product MQ
(2) 3ct. ACT 11 popcorn $.84 ea.
(2) 7ct. Taster's Choice Instant Coffee $.84 ea.

TOTAL: $4.00
Received $3 ECB's (from doing the glade deal!)

So in all, my total was $5.08 and I received $4 in ECB's to roll next week! :-)

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Publix trip 4/29--Spent $103.15, Saved $229.92! That's 70% Savings!

Wondering how I get my Percentage Saved? I use the following equation:

Total Savings / (Total Spent + Total Savings) = % Saved

I did 2 transactions and used 2 $5/$25 competitor Winn-Dixie IP Q HERE !

SS - Smart Source (Sunday paper Insert), RP - Red Plum (Sunday Paper Insert), GM - General Mills (Sunday Paper Insert), IP - Internet Printable,
MQ - Manufacturer Coupon, WYB - When You Buy, NLA - No Longer Available
*Things to remember when shopping PUBLIX (Northport, AL):
  • When and item is Bogo, you DO NOT have to buy 2, they are 1/2 price.
  • You CAN use one MQ plus one STORE coupon per item.
  • Publix doubles MQ up to and including $.50!

Here are the pics:

Here's the breakdown in case you haven't made your trip to Publix this week and you want to know what coupons I used:

1st transaction:

(4) New York Texas Toast 50% off ($1.44 ea.)
-Used (2) $.50/1 IP MQ HERE
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ ALL YOU mag. MAY issue
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ SS 2/13
**MADE them $.44 ea.!

(3) Tombstone Pizza BOGO $5.99 ($2.99 ea.)
-Used $1.50/3 IP HERE
**MADE them $2.49 ea.!

(6) BIC Flex 4 Razor BOGO $5.49 ($2.74 ea.)
-Used 6 $3/1 MQ SS 4/10
**MADE them FREE plus $1.56 Overage!

(1) Cheez Its $2.50
-Used (1) $1 off Cheez Its MQ (Mailer from emailing the company, see post HERE)
-Used $.75 off any salty snack item (Winn-Dixie baby club mailer)
**MADE them $.75!

(4) International Delight Creamers $2.50 ea.
-Used (2) $1/2 MQ SS 4/10
**MADE them $2 ea.!

(4) Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.99 ea.
-Used (2) $1/2 TARGET IP HERE
-Used (4) $.50/1 MQ IP HERE
**MADE them $.49 ea.!

(1) Pedigree Goodbites $3
-Used $2/1 MQ
**MADE them $1!

(2) DelMonte Fruit Naturals BOGO 1.50 ($.75 ea.)
-Used (1) $1/2 MQ

(1) Swiffer Wet Jet Refill $4 ea.
-Used (1) $.50/1 MQ P&G Booklet

(6) Voskos Greek Yogurt $1 ea.
-Used (2) Buy 2 get 1 FREE MQ IP HERE
-Used (4) $1/1 MQ IP HERE

(1) Nature's Own 100% Whole wheat bread BOGO $2.79 ($1.40 ea.)

(10) Ragu Red Pasta Sauce BOGO $2.49 ($1.25 ea.)
-Used (10) $.50/1 MQ (bought off ebay with paypal $ from doing surveys!)
**MADE them $.25 ea.!!

(8) Juicy Juice 64 oz. BOGO $3.79 ($1.90 ea.)
-Used (1) $2/4 MQ IP HERE
-Used (2) $1/2 MQ IP HERE
**MADE them $1.40 ea.!

-$1 donation to Relief Efforts for Southern Storm Victims

-Used $5/$25 Winn-Dixie

Sub Total: $33.44
Sales Tax: $7.01

2nd transaction:

(4) Juicy Juice BOGO $3.79 ($1.90 ea.)
-Used (1) $2/4 MQ IP
**MADE them $1.40 ea.!

(10) Gerber Graduates Microwave Meals $.90 ea.

5 lb. bag Idaho Potatoes $2.99

(2) Driscoll's Strawberries $2.50 ea.
-Used (2) MQ IP HERE
**MADE them $1.50 ea.!

(1) Pint Grape Tomatoes $2

Bananas $.69/lb. $1.44
-Used $1 off ANY produce Publix Baby Club Mailer, see post HERE
**MADE them $.44!!

(2) Powerade BOGO $1.25 ($.63 ea.)

(2) Zantac 150 $9.99 ea.
-Used (2) $3/1 Publix (green advantage flyer, found at servie desk)
-Used (2) $5/1 MQ IP HERE
**MADE them $1.99 ea.!!

(2) Heluva Good Dip $2.09 ea.
-Used Buy 1 Get 1 FREE (yellow advantage flyer, found at servie desk)
-Used (2) MQ IP HERE 
**MADE them $.05 ea.!!!

(1) Glad Force Flex $5.49
-Used $.55 MQ Peelie

Boneless Pork Country Ribs $7.19
-Used $1 off any fresh meat Publix Baby club mailer
-Used $1 off any fresh pork Winn-Dixie Baby club mailer
**Made them $5.19

(4) ears yellow corn 12/$3 ($.25 ea.)

Publix insta light charcoal 12.5 lb. $6.99

(10) Ragu Alfredo Sauce BOGO $2.49 ($1.25 ea.)
-Used 10 $.50/1 MQ (bought off ebay!)
**MADE them $.25 ea.!

(2) Gallons milk $3.69 ea.
-Used (1) $1 off any dairy item (Publix baby club mailer)
**MADE one of them $2.69

(6) Kibbles n Bits BOGO $4.99
-Used 6 (expired) $2/1 MQ (They let me use the coupons because I have been wating a long time, over a month, to redeem my raincheck from when the dog foood was on BOGO. They informed me last week that if you have a raincheck, then you cn use the coupons even after they expire, though it may not be this way at EVERY store.)
**MADE them $.49 ea.!!!

-$1 donation to Relief Efforts for southern storms

-Used $5/$25 Winn-Dixie IP competitor

Sub Total: $54.25
Sales Tax: $8.45

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Freebies I received this week!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you all received this week!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More *HOT* coupons to print for this week's Publix sale!


There is a $5/$30 Winn-dixie coupon HERE -thanks peeps on SD!

Voskos Greek yogurt 10/$10 ($1 ea.)
-$1/1 HERE  (use zip 30067), or HERE (2 prints per link per computer!)
-Buy 2 get 1 FREE HERE (2 prints)

~*Deal Idea*~
Buy 6 @ $1 ea.
-Use 2 B2G1
-Use 4 $1/1
=Get 6 FREE!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

He Is Risen! Happy Easter!

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

What's for dinner tonight? Sausage-Broccoli Pasta!

Sausage-Broccoli Pasta
I got this recipe idea from HERE!

  • 1 Jimmy Dean 1 lb. pork sausage roll ($2.45, see HERE)
  • 1 16 oz. bag Birdseye frozen broccoli florets (FREE, see HERE)
  • 1 box Ronzoni Quick Cook Macaroni Style pasta ($.20, see HERE)
  • 2 jars Bertolli Alfredo sauce ($1.50, $.75 ea., see post HERE)
Total: $4.15 OR $4.52 w/tax!

  1. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return sausage to skillet.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, except also add in the frozen broccoli.
  3. Add 2 jars alfredo sauce to the skillet with the sausage.
  4. Drain pasta and broccoli and add them to the sausage/alfredo mixture.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese. (optional)
  6. Serve with a salad.
  7. Enjoy!
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*Budgeting* Month 5--$267.50 spent!

5TH Month of Household Budgeting
(APRIL 2011)

3/31 PUBLIX- $85.58
4/1 CVS- $1.97
4/6 DG- $7.62
4/6 PUBLIX- $55.17
4/7 DG- $1.09
4/12 WM- $25.62
4/12 CVS- $4.08
4/16 CVS- $4.24
4/16 WM-$55.48
4/18 PUBLIX- $2.64 (Thanks to $100 Gift Card!)
4/18 CVS- $1.16
4/21 WM- $22.85

I know there is still a week left in this month, but we will not be making any more purchases until next month. So, I wanted to go on and share how we are doing on our budget in Month 5 of our journey! Remember this is only what was spent on groceries and household items including diapers and all things baby, toiletries, and dish and laundry detergents .This does NOT include the few times we enjoyed lunch or dinner outside the home.

$267.50 / 4 weeks = $66.88 per week!

Had I not had the gift card, I would not have gotten as much as I did in that last trip to Publix. In fact, I would not have gone at all. So, I am not going to add that total ($100) in to see what I would have spent had I not had the gift card. It was the work of Almighty God above that we were blessed with what we "needed" to get groceries and other household items this week and we are very Thankful!

You know, sometimes when you balance your checkbook, the numbers don't quite add up the way you'd like them to. With gas prices soaring and those things that "have" to be done, living on 1 income is hard. Okay, living on 2 incomes is probably hard too, but I have learned that there IS help! I used to sit and pray after balancing the checkbook (paying all the bills to see what we had left to buy groceries). I would ask God, "How in the world are we gonna make it?" I never heard a response, or so I thought. He always provided, and we always survived! Then, one day I saw a segment on Rachel Ray about coupons. I used to watch all sorts of cooking shows when I was learning how to cook and prepare meals, healthy meals, for my family. The guy on there said that so many billions of dollars worth of coupons were available last year (that year being 2008) and only a few thousand were redeemed. There were websites mentioned to go to for more information, but at the time I did not have a computer. I saw this show in 2009 and now 2 years later, I do have a computer (well actually 2 computers including my laptop), the internet, and a printer. I have learned how to go to the store and get SO MUCH MORE and even have extras to share. I have a stocked pantry and we almost never run out of anything, besides milk and bread...LOL! I also have this blog that I hope is showing YOU that it IS possible to stretch your budget AND that when you pray to God and think He doesn't answer, just patiently wait. He IS hearing you and He does answer...It may not be the answer you want, but the one you NEED. He takes care of His children when we rely upon Him. That's just it...You have to surrender and admit that you can't do it without Him. Let Him have it, and I promise the outcome will be so worth it and much more than you ever expected!

Friday, April 22, 2011

$.05 Heluva Good Dip @ Publix thru May 6 with the following coupons!

Helluva Good Dip is $2.09 reg. price (use Publix Curbside for price check HERE) and there is a coupon for B1G1 PUBLIX coupon in the current Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer (see iheartpublix HERE). There is also a $.50/1 MQ HERE.

~*Deal Idea*~
Buy (2) Heluva Good Dip $2.09 ea.
-Use (1) B1G1 PUBLIX coupon (found in the Yellow Advantage Flyer located at the service desk at my store)
-Use (2) $.50/1 (doubles to $1)

$2.09 x 2
= $4.18
  -$2.09 PQ
   -$2 MQ
    =$.09 FOR BOTH!!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

What's For Dinner Tonight? Broccoli and Cheese with Chicken and Rice Casserole !

  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces ($1.79/lb. @ WM)
  • 1 can Campbell's cream of chicken soup 98% fat free $1.49 @ WM
  • 1 bag Vigo yellow rice (FREE, see post HERE) cooked according to package directions.
  • 1 bag Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Broccoli and Cheese ($.35, see post HERE) cooked according to package directions.
  • 1 cup Kraft shredded cheddar cheese $.25 (I paid $.50/bag, used 1/2 a bag, see post HERE)
TOTAL $3.88 OR $4.23 w/tax!

  1. Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook chicken until browned.
  2. In a 9x13 casserole dish, mix cooked chicken, cooked rice, and cooked broccoli and cheese with cream of chicken soup.
  3. Spread evenly.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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Nature Valley Granola Bars $.49 per box next week at Publix!

nature valley New Target Printable Coupons 4/21

If your Publix accepts Target coupons, you can get Nature Valley Granola Bars for $.49 ea. next week at Publix!

Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.99 (Essentials-Love to shop here, Love to save here)
See the ad @ HERE
Use (2) -$.50/1 HERE (doubles to $1 at my store)
STACK with:
-$1/2 TARGET Coupon HERE
*Makes them $.49 ea.!

Thanks, Iheartpublix for the head's up!

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Couponing at *Wal-Mart* I got 5 items for *FREE*

Now I have been a bit skeptical about using coupons at Wal-Mart because of past experiences, however, my experience today was Wonderful! I had NO problems! :-)

I got all this for *FREE* (I paid only tax):
I would have also gotten 2 free Nivea Men's body wash, but they were out. I guess some other KrAzY CoUpOnEr beat me to them...LOL!

Here is the breakdown for ya:

(2) Nivea Body wash $3 ea.
-Used (2) $3/1 Nivea BW RP 4/17
**Made them FREE!!

(3) Reach Floss $.88 ea.
-Used (3) $1/1 Any Reach floss, access flosser, or toothbrush RP 10/10 (Yes, I still had the coupons from Oct. 10, 2010...HA!)
**Made them FREE, plus $.36 overage!!

I am now stocked up on body wash and dental floss! If you have these coupons and you are already stocked up on these types of products, they would be great items to share or donate! I believe that we should always share our abundance. If you don't know where to take your donation items, pray and ask God to show you! 

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” -Luke 6:38

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

*HOT* Coupons to Print for next week's Publix sale!

The sale starts 4/25 and runs thru 5/3. A BIG thanks to I HEART PUBLIX for the early ad!

Here are some of my favorite deals:

Tombstone Pizzas Bogo $4.49 ($2.25 ea.)
-$1.50/3 printable HERE (may have to sign up first!)
*Makes them $1.75 ea.! Makes for a cheap Pizza night!

Juicy Juice 64 oz. bottles BOGO $3.29 ($1.65 ea.)
-$1/2 printable HERE (may have to sign up first!)
*Makes them $1.15 ea.! You won't find them much cheaper than this!

Tyson Chicken nuggets BOGO $5.99 ($2.99 ea.)
-$1/1 printable HERE
*Makes them $1.99 ea.!!

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Do You LOVE Coffee-Mate? Apply to become apart of the Coffee-Mate Brew Crew!


I recently posted HERE about the Coffee-Mate Brew Crew and the GREAT Free samples and FREE product coupons for FULL sized Coffee-Mate products that I received from Coffee-Mate to hand out at a Cafe Party that I hosted to promote the Free Flavor Friday Event! They are taking applications again! Go HERE to fill out YOUR application NOW, if you are interested in receiving information on Special offers and promotions that only members of this elite group can receive!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Publix Trip 4/18-I used my $100 gift card, so I paid $2.64 for $237.67!!

Here is my shopping trip from Publix. Note that I used the gift card that I won from a Publix Sweepstakes! So, I probably got more than I normally would have, BUT since I had the gift card and there were such great deals this week, I didn't pass them up! BTW: Need to give a BIG shout out to the Lord! Had I not won the gift card, I wouldn't be grocery shopping at all this week! So all PRAISE goes to GOD for blessing beyond what I could ever imagine!!

Here's what all I got:

Bananas $1.69/lb. ($1.73)

Grapes $1.69/lb. ($3.53)

Sweet Potatoes $.49/lb. ($.87)

(2) 5 lb. bag Domino sugar $2.99
-Used $.40/1 MQ
-Used $.50/1 MQ

(2) Kleenex Cottonelle 12 pk. $6.49
-Used 2 $1/1 PQ
-Used 1 $.50/1 MQ

(4) U by Kotex tampons $4.79 ea.
-Used 4 $2/1 PQ
-Used 4 $1/1 Target Q
-used 4 $.50/1 MQ

(1) Kotex tampons $3.41
-Used $2/1 PQ
-Used $1/1 MQ

(2) Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $1.67 ea.
-Used $.50/2 MQ IP

(7) Beechnut little steamies meals $1 ea. (Raincheck--I forgot to tell her I had a raincheck for the item BEFORE she rang them up, so she had to take them all off and she did, ALL BUT one. So she rang up 7 at $2 ea. reg. price ($14), then she took off 6 at reg. price ($12), then she added 7 at $1 ea. ($7). So I lost $3, BUT I will take my receipt back next week and straighten this out and I am sure they will give me the money back.)

**LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Always hand over your raincheck BEFORE the cashier scans items :-)**

-Used 2 $.50/1 MQ IP
-Used 1 $1/2 MQ Mailer

(2) Coffee Mate 16 oz. ($1.50 ea.)
-Used $.75/2 MQ IP

(1) Reynold's wrap non-stick ($2.99)

(2) Tuttorusso crushed tomatoes 28 oz. ($.93 ea.)
-Used $1/2 MQ blinkie

(4) Dole canned pineapple ($.84 ea.)
-Used 2 $.50/2 MQ

(2) Bertolli Alfredo sauce ($2 ea.)
-Used $1/2 TARGET Q
-Used 2 $.75/1 MQ

(1) Imitation bacon bits $1.59

(2) Olive oil Pam spray ($1.64 ea.)
-Used 2 $.35/1 MQ

(1) Oscar Mayer Bacon ($3.50)
-Used $1/1 Publix stock up booklet

(2) Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage ($3 ea.)
-Used 2 $.55/1 MQ IP

(2) Breyers Ice cream ($2.74 ea.)
-Used $1.50/2 TARGET IP Q

(4) Kellogg's Special K ($2.05 ea.)
-Used 2 $1/2 MQ IP
-Used 2 $1/2 TARGET Q

(2) Folgers French roast ($2.99 ea.)
-Used 2 $2/1 MQ IP

(2) Folgers Gourmet ($2.99 ea.)
-Used 2 $2/1 MQ IP

****(2) Folgers Columbian $4.49 ea.--WAS NOT ON SALE :( Ooops!
-Used 2 $2/1 MQ IP

(6) Duncan Hines Brownie mix ($1.34 ea.)
-Used 6 $.50/1 MQ

(4) Fig Newtons ($1.90 ea.)
-Used 4 $1 off cookies wyb cookies and milk NABISCO FB coupon

(2) Gallons milk ($3.69 ea.)

Semi Boneless ham $8.74

$1 donation to March of Dimes

Sub total: $90.95
Sales tax: $11.69
Grand Total: $102.64
-$100 Gift card
Total: $2.64

Savings: $135.03 OR 57%

Ooops...I forgot to mention that I will be sending in my receipt for the Kimberly clark March of Dimes rebate found in the "Bundle of Savings" Booklet! Spend $35 and get a $10 Publix gift card!

Here's what I got:
(2) Kleenex Cottonelle $6.49
(4) U by Kotex tampons $4.79
(1) Kotex $3.41
TOTAL: $35.55

-Used 2 $1/1 PUBLIX Cottonelle
-Used 1 $.50/1 MQ Cottonelle
-Used 4 $2/1 PUBLIX U By Kotex
-Used 1 $2/1 PUBLIX Kotex
-Used 4 $1/1 TARGET U by Kotex
-Used 5 $1/1 MQ  Kotex

TOTAL after coupons: $13.55, plus tax!

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NOT Every shopping trip goes as planned!

So I went to both CVS and Publix today! I am now WORN out!! Anywho...I had problems at both stores today, BUT I am not complaining (too!) I still LOVE both stores and will continue to shop and save tons!!

I went to CVS first and this is what I had planned on getting:

(1) GE Energy Smart light bulb, $2.99, get $2 ECB's
-Use $1 MQ
(1) Schick Intuition razor $8.99, get $4 ECB's
-Use $3 IP
(1) Easter grass $.99, get $.99 ECB's
(1) Edge shave gel $3.29, get $2.30 ECB's
-Use $.55 MQ

-Use $10 ECB's from trip the other day

Pay $2.62, get $9.29 in ECB's

This is what I actually got:

(1) Schick Intuition razor $8.99, get $4 ECB's
-Used $3 MQ IP from FB
(1) Edge Shave gel $2.87, no ECB's ( I either go the wrong kind or it didn't ring up correctly.)
-Used $.55 MQ
(1) GE energy smart bulb (NOT pictured) $2.99, get $2 ECB's
-Used $1 MQ
(1) Easter grass $.79, no ECB's...They didn't have the $.99, get $.99 ECB's kind :(
(1) Mini nail files $.74

-Used $10 ECB's from trip last week.

Total: $2.40
-$1.24 (This is what I had left on a Master card debit gift card I received from doing a rebate a while back!)
Total Spent OOP: $1.16, received $7 ECB's

So even though they didn't have all the products that I went in after, I still got a lot of stuff for cheap and still have ECB's to roll next week! This is the keep rolling your ECB's from week to week. This is how you get the most savings! How did you all do this week? Find any great deals and want to share? Leave a comment below!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

CVS trip 4/16! Spent $4.24, Received $10 ECB's!

This is my 2nd trip this week. I posted about my 1st trip HERE.  I needed to spend at least $8 more dollars to complete my "spend $20, get $10 ECB's deal". I got another Finish Jet-Dry ($3). They didn't have the Airwick Ultras ($6) back in yet, so I had to get a raincheck for 1, but they still went on and printed my $10 ECB's! I LOVE CVS! I used my $2 CVS twitter coupon on m&m's ($1.97)!

Here is the pic:

(3) M&M's ($1.97 ea.)
(1) Jet-Dry ($3)

coupons used:
-$2 CVS Twitter coupon
-$2/2 Mars Candy (ALL YOU April)
-$.55 Jet-Dry
-$.74 ECB's

Total: $4.24
Received: $10 ECB's

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Simply CVS has all the best deals to find at CVS starting 4/17!

 Simply CVS
GO HERE to get the Dollar Deals, Household Deals, Grocery Deals, B1G1 Deals, and ECB Deals, ALL with coupon matchup's! There is also and AD scan to preview the AD!

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Publix Yellow Advantage “Hop Into the Savings” (starting 4/16)

Publix Yellow April May 300x219 Yellow Advantage Hop Into the Savings Super Deals (starting 4/16)

Go HERE to get all the deals with coupon matchup's!

Thanks, Iheartpublix!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

What's For Dinner Tonight? Leftovers-Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole!

Sicilian Rice Ball
CasseroleI got the recipe from Gina's Skinny Recipes!

Go HERE to get the recipe!

It was DELICIOUS! This recipe will be a regular in our home now! A BIG thanks to Gina for a great recipe! I did make a couple changes: I used spinach instead of green peas. I used lean ground beef instead of ground turkey. I used kielbasa sausage instead of italian sausage. I used Bertolli pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce, garlic and onions.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's For Dinner Tonight? Sausage N Penne!

Sausage n Penne
with salad and garlic bread
  • 1 lb. link sausage sliced 1/4 in. thick (any kind you like) I used Oscar Mayer Kielbasa (I bought a 3 lb. pack at WM last week for $7.98. I am using 1/3 = $2.66, BUT you can get 1 lb. Oscar Mayer turkey sausage for $1.93 at WM!)
  • 1 box Penne (or any short cut pasta...just change the name of dish!) FREE, see post, HERE)
  • 2 jars Bertolli pasta sauce ($1.30, see post HERE)
  • 1/3 head of lettuce chopped, $1.79/head = $.60, see post HERE)
  • 1/3 pint of grape tomatoes cut in half ($.66, see post HERE)
  • 1/2 cucumber chopped, ($.33, see post HERE)
  • Dressing for salad (FREE, see post HERE)
Garlic bread:
(4) Slices Walmart Bakery Garlic Bread ($.36)
**I buy the loaf off the "Oops We've baked too much rack" for $1.80 and put in freezer until we need it. There are about 20 slices, so it comes out to$.09 ea. and you don't even have to add the butter and garlic!!**

TOTAL: $5.91, or $6.44 w/tax!

  1. In a large skillet on medium heat, cook sausage until browned. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain sausage and add 2 jars pasta sauce, let simmer.
  3. Add drained, cooked pasta to meat sauce mixture.
  4. Make salad.
  5. Cook garlic bread according to package directions.
  6. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My 4/12 CVS trip! Spent $4.08, Saved $38.98!! Have $.74 in ECB's!

I had $10 ECB's to start with (my quarterly ECB's-$9, and my Green Bag Tag ECB-$1 (every 4th visit with it, gets you $1!) 

Here is what All I got:

Here is the Breakdown:
(4) M&M's $1.97 ea.
(1) Russel Stover Egg $.74, get $.74 ECB's
(1) Airwick Ultra Starter Kit $6 (Get $10 ECB wyb $20 Lysol, Air Wick, or Finish products)
(2) Jet Dry $3 ea. (Get $10 ECB wyb $20 Lysol, Air Wick, or Finish products)
(total spent for the deal: $12, left to spend: $8)

-Used (1) $4  printable Airwick Ultra Starter Kit
-Used (2) $1/2  printable Mars candy
-Used (1) $1.50/2 Jet Dry
-Used $10 ECB's

Total: $4.08
Received: $.74 in ECB's

Here is a pic of my receipt:

The M&M's will come in handy to fill eggs in my kiddos Easter baskets! I will do another transaction later in the week to finish my $8 left to spend for the "$10 ECB wyb $20 Lysol, Air Wick, or Finish product" deal!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

*HOT* Deal @ Publix next wk. on American Express gift card!

There is a GREAT deal in next week's Publix ad on American Express giftcards!
Here is the Deal:

Buy (1) $50 American Express gift card ($4.95 activation fee)
-Use $10 off American Express gift card (coupon in next wk. sales ad)
**PAY $44.94 for a $50 gift card!** $5 Money Maker!

I got the following from's Q&A section HERE!

Q: What types of payment does Publix accept?
Publix gladly accepts cash, checks with proper identification, debit cards and five types of credit cards. These include American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Revolution Money, and Discover Network. We also participate in the WIC program and the Electronic Benefits Transfer program.

I just won a $100 Publix gift card from a Publix contest that Michelle over at I Heart Publix posted about HERE!

Here is my *deal scenario*:

(2) American Express giftcards, $50 + $4.95 activation fee ea.

 -$20 (2-$10 coupons)
+$9.90 (Activation fees)

Pay with $100 Publix Gift Card.
Leaves $10.10 on Publix gift card, plus I now have 2 $50 Am Ex giftcards!
So, I will have made $10.10!!

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