Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wrapping up 2011

Well this has been a really slow shopping month for me (well other than Christmas stuff that is!)  

My stockpile has seen us through I am very thankful to say and other than a few really great deals at Walgreens and CVS I haven't done much at all.

I am welcoming 2012 and hoping to say more than ever and keep my family STOCKED UP!

Until next year...we-

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My latest shopping trip!

Okay the final post and I am caught up with all the shopping from the last month! LOL I did some wal-mart shopping and got some good deals!

I had 5 more J&J coupons so I got 5 more free first aid kits - made $.03 on each!

I ad matched a chicken for $.69 lb - put this baby in the freezer for a later meal! I also ad matched pork chops for $1.19 lb - they had the good thick ones this time too!

I ad matched lettuce for $.99 and Zesta crackers for $1.50. I also ad matched Allens vegetables for $.59 a can plus I used $.50/3 coupons! Got Bug some lima beans - he's excited!

Scott tp was an awesome deal at $3.99/12 plus I used $1 off coupons - woo hoo! $2.99 tp deal!

DP's were on for $1!

Christmas tree cakes - our favorite seasonal snack were on for $1.25 - they were out of the white ones, but the boys like the chocolate as well.

I also got butter sticks for $.79 - gonna do some baking!!!

Walgreens had a few deals to pick up - so I grabbed Domino brown sugar for $.99 and Blue Diamond almonds for $1.99 - minus a $.60/2 coupon. Carmex was on for $.99 minus $.30 coupon and the Noxema razors were $1.99 minus a $2 coupon so they were FREE!

CVS finds - Nature Made vitamins - B1G1F combined with 2 $1/1 coupons = $2.49 for 200 vitamin C!

Dawn was on for $.99 and I had a $.25 coupon!

Woo-Hoo! Good deals to find and grab! Be kind to those around you and share your savings!

Thanksgiving Shopping with My Big Brother

So what do you do after Thanksgiving dinner is over...the dishes are washed...the bags are packed for the weekend trip...Go to Wal-Mart for some deal finding, chaotic, crazy black "friday" shopping. You were all out there right? LOL

Well since WM actually moved there sale to Thursday night at 10pm...we actually did "Black Thursday" So yep, that's what we were doing...instead of sleeping off the turkey-induced stupor we were driving to Hillsboro wm at 8pm and standing around the store in line at 9pm. We stood around for an hour and quickly scooped up our deals. Since most everything we got was intended for Christmas somewhere there's not really much to reveal...but I did get the boys each a WWE hoodie. Let me tell you how excited they were about those! I also got myself two crockpots for $6 each. What a deal! I am so excited about that purchase. I have been wanting a new crockpot forever, but being the "frugal" person I am, I keep putting it off! LOL - not anymore!

So since our traditional Friday after Thanksgiving shopping was done, we decided to take a road trip to Uncle Mike's in Blanco. You might remember Hubby and I's obsession with the Texas Hill Country. Well it seems the drop of the hat we load up the car and head to the Hill Country.

So what is there to do at Pickle's house on the Friday after Thanksgiving evening? Well talk about coupons of course. So the kids enjoyed playing card games and board games and watching movies while Uncle Pickle and I chatted and clipped and matched! It was a great time. We even went over to the county recycle center to hunt for coupons. They have the coolest recycle center here in town - and to my huge surprise they have a gigantic dumpster for paper. So at about 11pm we Pickle and I went over to the center to hunt for coupons. We had to start his stash you know! LOL We came up with quite a few - Yippee! So his coupon stack began! (And just for those who are wondering - I personally chatted with the county commissioner and he has no problem with people hunting for coupons! Double Yippee!!!)

So what better to do on a Saturday after learning to coupon than to try out your skills right? LOL So we did! Armed with piles of coupons and a detailed list, Pickle, Memaw, Papa and I loaded up and headed to the nearest CVS and Walgreens so Pickle could see the shopping in action. It was fun and tiring! LOL But we racked up several good deals. Since we were shopping on Saturday we knew we'd missed some of the deals for the week, but we got lucky on quite a bit.

At Walgreens, the deals included Manderine oranges and mushrooms for $.59 with a walgreens coupon; Ajax dish detergent for $.89; Kleenex cottonelle tp for $3.99 (12 rolls) combined with a $.50 coupon to make a good tp deal! He also got B1G1F Nature Made vitamins and use
d two $1 coupons! I even set him up a nature made rewards account so he has banked 100 points! 400 more and he'll get a $7 coupon! He also picked up a pack of itunes cards and got a FREE $10 walgreens card - can't beat that!!! Arm & Hammer detergent was on sale B1G2F so he got 3 bottles for $6.99. We found the oral B indicator TB for $1.50 and got $1.50 register rewards and the colgate for $3 with $3 register rewards and crest for $2.50 with $2.50 register rewards. He also got a great deal on Brut deodorant...I am trying to remember the exact price - but it's leaving me, he used $1 coupons though and I believe it was less than $1 each. So he did all this in two transactions to maximize register rewards! I can't remember his total but I think he actually spent less than $5 for everything using his register rewards and gift card. Woo-Hoo!

At CVS we got Pickle signed up for a reward card and the list included Carmex for $1 with $1 extra buck - so FREE! He also got a 10 ct advil for $2.99 with $2.99 extra bucks - so FREE! B1G1F 2 ltr Cokes - $.94 each! He also picked up VO5 shampoo for $.77 and a two count of GUM tb's for $2.99 with $2.99 extra bucks. He also got Irish Spring deodorant for $2.77 with $2 extra bucks. Plus a nail polish kit for Christmas for $2.88 with $2 extra bucks. He did two transactions and even had quite a bit of extra bucks left over for next trip! Oh Yeah!

We were shopping for 4 families while we were out so here's another transaction. At CVS: More Cokes B1G1F; VO5, nail polish, toothpaste and toothbrushes, plus LA Looks hair gel for $2.49 with $2.49 extra bucks; Cepacol lozenges for $4.99 with $4.99 extra bucks and Phillips earbuds for $6.99 with $6 extra bucks - stocking stuffer!!! So this one ended up being two transactions and we also scored some left over extra bucks!

Another transaction - someone needed a tree so we picked up a 6 footer pre lit for $25. Good deals here too! We got Trash bags for $5.99; Charmin for $2.99; pantiliners for $.50 and more ajax; arm and hammer and oral B toothbrushes! You can see the $1.50 register rewards we saved for the next shopping trip!

Here's Mom's Walgreens transaction - she got the Charmin and detergent as well. Plus some infusion hair stuff - on sale with a coupon and register rewards! Plus a dove two pack with coupon and register rewards! Plus Glucerna with a $3 off coupon, Kleenex with a walgreens coupon and Culturelle with a $10 register rewards. Plus the altoids were $.99 with a walgreens coupon!

Mom's CVS deals included flossers for $1.99 with $1.99 extra bucks; Breathe right for $5.99 with $5.99 extra bucks. The carmex and cepacol deal - plus listerine pocketpacks for $2.99 with $2.99 extrabucks and a $.50 coupon.

It was a fun, tiring, deal finding, tiring, family experience that I enjoyed to no end! I loved spending time with my family and helping them learn to find good deals and start their stockpile!!!

More to come!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Shopping for The Family Thanksgiving

Well the week before Thanksgiving was a huge trip for me. I hadn't shopped in about a month and we were in need of some things before the family Thanksgiving dinner we had planned.

There were lots of good deals going on this particular week so I figured I better do some stocking up!

I got La Lechera sweetened condensed milk for $.99 plus I used a $.25 coupon so each was $.72 - what a deal!

I also got Crisco vegetable oil for $1.99 with an ad match-up then used coupons to make the deal even sweeter. I had two for $.50 off and 7 for $.25 off so the most I paid was $1.72. Needless to say I don't need to buy oil at $3.48 each any time soon!

I also ad matched Ocean spray cranberry juice for $1.99 (I saved $.98 off the wm price) plus I had several $.50 coupons, so you guessed it - $1.49 each! Woo-Hoo!

Lipton tea bags were on for $1.99 - I used some $.50 coupons and got six boxes for $1.49 each - love that deal!

I matched marshmallows for $.89 from Tom Thumb and snagged three!

I also got flour for $.88 - this is a deal I can't pass up - especially since we make all our own dog treats these days. I store this in zip bags and throw it in the freezer - sweet deal!

Azteca had 30 count eggs for $1.99 so I grabbed one for that great deal.

El Rods had Calidad nacho chips on sale for $2.58 which saves $.50 a bag, but I had some $.75 off coupons so woo-hoo! I saved $1.25 per bag!

I matched Wright's ad for boneless, skinless chicken thighs at $.99 lb and also the assorted pork chops deal at Kroger - $1.99 lb - I grabbed some of those too. I also picked up boneless skinless chicken breasts using the El Rio Grande ad for $1 lb. That is another good one.

Pumpkin Love! I love pumpkin - fall is certainly the time of year to stock up - pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, yum yum yum! I got 10 cans at $.99 each - saving $.69 on each one.

Bruce's Yams were on sale for $.98 at El Rod's - that's a savings of $.78 each.

Hellman's mayo was on sale at Fiesta for $1.99 plus I had a $1 off coupon so I actually got it for $.99.

I also grabbed a few cans of evaporated milk,can't make pumpkin pie without it right, for $.79 - which was the roll back wm had on so no extra savings there. I got a couple of cans of cooking spray using the Save-a-lot ad - $1.59 each - saving me $.29 a can. Wishbone dressing was on sale at Tom Thumb for $1.19 each - I combined that sale with $1 coupons and score six bottles for $.19 each!

Terry's had MOM cereal for $1.99 this week - which saved $.59 on the frosted flakes and $1.29 on the crunch - not bad! The rolls were on sale for $.99 - saving a penny each. Nestle chocolate chips were on for $1.99 this week at Tom Thumb - I used the $1.25/3 coupon and saved about $.70 per bag. Asparagus - (yummy wrapped in turkey bacon...drool) was on for $1.88 lb and 10 lb potatoes were $1.98 - saving me $1.79!

Can't have pumpkin pie without cool whip right - so I grabbed some for $.79 - saved $.17 each. I also saved $.19 each on the stick butter and $1.33 per bag on the frozen fruit. I even got Buttermilk for $.99 - this is my "rid-ex", so I am always looking for a good deal. Biscuits were on for $.88 a can.

I matched an ad for soda's for $.75 each - I stocked us up!

I matched our most favorite ever Ocean Spray cranberry for $.99 - which saves $.17 each. I also matched sb green beans and carrots for 5 for $1 - can you believe $.20 a can - that's a great deal! I replenished our green bean stockpile!!!

I had a $2/1 any size Tide coupon, so I got a trial size for $.97 (to pass along to my friend Angela P) and made $1.03 toward my basket. I also picked up five free first aid kits and made $.03 on each one.

Here is my pride and joy - the Thanksgiving Turkey! LOL

I got it for $.19 a pound so for this big 20+ pound bird it was $3.82! What a winner!!! Love it!

Well that was my before Thanksgiving Day shopping trip. It was a big one, but a good one for sure. Lots of savings and deals. Woo-Hoo!

Until next time, smile alot, clip what you need and share the rest and don't forget to show Jesus' love to your cashier and the long line behind you!!! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

My Sunday Quick Trip Deals!!!

As I was browsing the ads yesterday I noticed that Albertsons was having a "three day sale". Today was the last day and I didn't want to miss out on the coffee! Woo-Hoo!

I grabbed 4 cans of Folgers coffee for $6.99 plus I had three $1 off coupons and 1 $.50 coupon so actually I got three for $5.99 and 1 for $6.49! Yippee!

I also grabbed a bottle of apple juice for $.88 - what a deal. I actually bought three but we donated two to the girls collecting non-perishables for the angel tree families outside.

I also had some coupons that Hubby picked up for me in Dallas - it was a coupon book he got and it had some great coupons in it! I matched wish bone dressing for $1.19 and used a $1/1 coupon so it was actually $.19 cents! Can't beat that deal. I also picked up a Hellman's mayonnaise for $1.99 and used a $1/1 coupon - $.99! Woo-Hoo!!! Crisco was on sale for $1.99 and I used a $.50/1 coupon - $1.49! Lipton tea is on sale for $1.99 and I used a $.50/1 coupon - $1.49!

Woo-Hoo! I love savings!!!

Until next at your cashier and share your deals!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wal-Mart was so good to me...

Well I shopped the Midlothian wm last Tuesday and boy oh boy was it nice to me!!! Of course all the work I put into matching ads and getting together coupons probably had something to do with it, but you know what I mean. LOL

I grabbed some good deals and stocked up on my holiday baking stuff - yippee!!!

It was a good canned good week - that's for sure!

Green Beans for $.29 a can. (I saved $.39 per can!!!) Woo-Hoo! This is one of the few veggies that we all eat. I am excited to try out a new recipe - Boiled to Death Green Beans - LOL - Thanks Angela P for the recipe! I can't wait!

I grabbed a bag of our favorite tortilla chips and saved $.50!

I also got chocolate chips for $1.99 a bag - got a couple of extra for the freezer!

Did you notice the Christmas Tree cakes? LOL - Hubby and the boys just love these Little Debbies!

I had a couple of more $2/1 Benadryl coupons so I grabbed two more itch sticks - $.38 each - can't beat that!

I also picked up three more free floss! Made a little change on these with my coupons!

Sugar was on for $.99 - what a steal! So I grabbed several bags - holiday cooking coming up! (I saved $1.49 per bag!)

I also got a bag of brown sugar for $1.50 and saved $.18!

Pepsi's were on for $.99 this week - and the shelf was empty except for 1! Oh My!

Barg's were on for $.98 so I grabbed a couple of those for the boys and I!

Another holiday cooking deal! Flour for $.99 - Yeah!

I had 10 coupons for Adams dog collars - so I figured I would use them before they expired at the end of the year and stock us up on collars. Well let me say that we won't be needing to buy flea collars for a while. LOL

The $21 in overage I scored towards my basket was fantabulous!!! Love it!!!

I matched an ad for $1 on baggies - love that one!

It saved me $1.48 on each box - can't beat that deal!!!

I picked up grapefruits for $.20 each - ha! I love that one - saved me $.58 on each one! Woo-Hoo!

I picked up Del Monte Pineapple for $.77 each which saved me $.11 off the wm price!

I matched cranberry for $.99 each - Yum! Red and I love love love cranberry sauce and it has to be Ocean Spray, so I got several cans for the pantry! And I saved $.17 on each can!!!

I also picked up a couple of cans of diced tomatoes for $.44 - saved $.24 each!
Score - Pickle these are for you!

I got a couple of evaporated milks for $.79 - saved $.13 each.

The pumpkin was another match - $.79 each - quite a deal! I saved $.89 a can! I am a pumpkin fiend so I grabbed a few of those!

We also found a free seasoning pack for Chex Party Mix - yeah!!!

I matched Campbells for $.50 and then used a $.30/4 coupon to save even more!

I matched an ad for cornmeal for $1.39 and saved myself $1.03!

This wasn't a wal-mart find, but rather a Dollar General find. While in town for Meals on Wheels we stopped in at the USPS next to Taco Bell and the Dollar General. Well as we parked we spotted a 90% off clearance bin out front - can't beat that! I grabbed these buckets for $.15 each! Now just to get bean bags and my rainbow game will be set for next October! :)

Well that was my savings...oh wait - I didn't get picks of the cols stuff. I got Yoplait yogurt for $.50 (saved $.16 each) plus I had a $1/10 coupon so I actually paid $.40 each! Score!!! I also got Almond Breeze for $1.99 and used a $1/2 coupon! I grabbed a couple of tubs of butter for $1.99 (saved $.49 on these). I was excited to see this deal because we had just opened out last tub from the freezer!

Until next time, remember to smile a lot and be nice to your cashier! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Catchin' Up on the Wal-Mart Trips!!!

This post includes a couple of trips to Wal-Mart and a few pick-ups at Target. Sorry I haven't been keeping up lately - it's been busy!

I picked up a couple of bottles of Lysol Wipes for $2.48 (both) and I have a rebate to send in so actually they will be free! Woo-Hoo! I love free!

Del Monte green beans - I used an ad match on these - $.49 each plus a $2 off 10 cans coupon - love that deal! This is less than 1/2 price - awesome!

I picked up 2lb bags of pinto beans for $.99 - this is a great deal! Regular price is $2.28 each! Stockpile!

You all probably know of my LoVe of Haribo gummy bears...well I matched an ad for $.88 and used a $.30/1 coupon - what a sweet deal!!!

I did some more stockpiling as well. Rice-a-roni was on sale for $.75 (regular $1.24!!!) and I used a couple of my coupons (that I cut from other boxes) to get 4 free pasta roni's! Yippee!

I matched Fritos and Cheetos for $1.49 (regular $2.50) and DP 2-liters for $.79 (regular $1.25).

I also matched Cookie Crisp for $1.99 (regular $2.58) and used a coupon for $1/3 - my kids were so excited. They keep asking for this cereal and my answer has been No! LOL

Added to my TP stockpile - $4.88 - that's $1.59 off the regular wm price, plus I had a $.50 coupon!

I also matched shave cream - saved $.10 each and alcohol - saved $.44 each!

The febreeze warmers were free with my coupon - actually I made $.12!

Got quite a bit of produce! Lettuce was $.59 (regular $1.14) and 5 lb bags of taters were on for $.99 - that's a savings of $1.78!

I matched an ad for avocados for $.20 each (regular $.88)! I also matched white onions at 8lbs for $1 - regular $1.18 a pound! Cucumbers were 3 for $.99 - regular $.58 each!

I also got bananas for $.33 lb (regular $.56) and applies for $.88 (regular $1.57)!

Here is some coupon savings - picked up 3 packs of cascade and aquafresh for FREE with my $1/1 coupon (actually made $.03 on each one).

I used some $.50 off Dawn and $1/2 Bic Pens as well. I got some $.22 Oral B floss with coupons and save $2 on Expo Markers.

I saved $43.40 in coupons and a ton in ad match-ups!

Okay now on to last week - I did some shopping for us and I also picked up some items for Mom. Unfortunately she doesn't have a Super wm very close - she actually lives in a town with the worlds tiniest wm and just a few high priced grocery stores. So I am trying to help her stockpile some non-perishables.

They only eat Del Monte green beans so I matched at ad for $.59 and got them a dozen cans, plus 6 corn - that's a $.39 savings per can! (Well that's the saving at my wal-mart - I think their store is more like $1.49 a can - so you can see the savings!!!)

Another Mom Stockpiling item - Dad loves Viva paper towels - so a sale is always a good thing! I matched an ad for $5.99 which saved $2.98 a pack!

Another favorite of Mom and Dad - Folgers Coffee - I matched an ad for $6.99 (saving $3.49 each!).

I picked up Bengay for $.98 using a $5 off coupon.

I also matched a soda ad for $.75 and saved $.09 each.

Grabbed Daddy some more powerades using an ad match for $.59 - saved $.19 each!

Rice-a-roni was on for $.75 again so I grabbed 4 chicken for us and 5 beef for Mom - notice I got some more coupons for free pasta roni - love it!!!

I matched an ad for vinegar - $1.99 - saved $.39 on this one. Got one for Mom too!

C&H sugar was on sale for $1.99 plus I used a coupon for $.65/1 - what a deal!!!

Don't you love a yogurt deal! I matched an ad for $.50 - then I used a $1/10 coupon - so they were actually $.40 each! Yippee!

Daddy is gonna make some more asparagus/bacon wraps - Yum-O! I grabbed three bunches and saved $.99lb each with my ad match!

I also got more bananas at $.33lb (regular $.56lb).

I had a couple more Aquafresh coupons - free toothpaste plus $.03 each toward my cart!

Bandaids were an ad match for $1 each - awesome got Mom some of those too!

I also had two more Reach floss coupons - $2.50/2 and $1/1 so that means free floss plus $1.86 towards my cart! Love that deal!

Bug and Red love Crunchy Nut - I matched an ad for $2.49 (regular $2.98) and used a $1/2 coupon.

There is my free Pasta Roni!

Grabbed a Planters crunchy PB for $.99 (regular $1.98) and Fritos for $1.49 (regular $2.50).

I grabbed some Dove for Mom - $6 each - saved $.88 a pack.

There is Mom's band-aids - she got Safari one's - Fancy!!!

Grabbed some more Gala apples for $.88 a pound (regular $1.57).

I was out of kitchen trash bags - boo! But I found a coupon for Ruffles so I at least saved $.50 on them!

Surprisingly it made the nice smelling one cheaper than the regular white ones...fancy!!!

On our way home from the zoo last Thursday we stopped at Super Target in Mansfield.

I found 2 eggshell bed pads for $4.98! Woo-Hoo! I have been using an extra blanket as a pad on the boys bed - this is a great find! But it means I have to make the beds again, after I just changed their sheets the day before. LOL

I also grabbed a plastic shower curtain for $2.12 - I love these. The shower curtain in our bathroom is not fancy - usually just a liner, I tend to change them out often. So when I can find something pretty and cheap - well even better!

Okay well that was my savings from last week so - whew - I am caught up! LOL

Until next time, be kind to your cashier, smile a lot and pass along your extra coupons! :)