Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shopping trip at the Wal-Mart!

Well here's my goodies from last weekends shopping trip. As ya'll know it was tax-free weekend so I always take advantage of that $.08 savings and get underthings for everyone...No I didn't take a pic of our new underwear! LOL

But I did get a pic of my new tennys! My old ones were literally falling apart...it was quite sad. I had been waiting to grab a pair until back to school savings, so here they are! Are you excited for me? I ended up with black because all the white ones appeared smudged already and I figured if that was already the case, well I would do quite a number on them! LOL

I also picked up a few school supplies and now I see I forgot to get a pic of them. I got a crate for Red's workbox system stuff and hanging file folders. I also got a pack of 8 color dry erase markers for our "stick figuring through the bible" study this year.

I matched an ad for $.99 for french bread! More french toast sticks to come - yeah! What a deal too, I saved $.61 a loaf!!!

I ad matched ground beef for $1 a pound! I saved $5.38 each on these! Taco soup, sliders and sloppy joes are in the works!

Grabbed two more family packs of chicken breasts for $.99 a lb. This is a great deal and saved me $.89 a lb! I am working on freezer meals - chicken macaroni bake, chicken bacon subs, BBQ chicken sandwiches, popcorn chicken, chicken tortilla soup! Yum!!!

I matched an ad for T-bones - $3.99 lb - oh how happy my hubby is gonna be when I break these out! The savings are great too - $4.99 a lb!

Do you use chicken bouillon - oh I do! In just about everything - especially since I had to cut out the cow's milk! I grabbed these for $.98 with an ad match - that is a savings of $2 each! Woo-Hoo! I also matched salt for $.33 each - saved a penny! A penny saved is a penny earned, right!

Couldn't pass up the pears for $.79 a lb or the baby carrots for $.99!

Hubby's gonna have some cucumbers in his lunch this week! Ad match for 3 for $1! That saved me $.25 a cuc! Yeah!!!

Bananas were a terrific savings this week! $.29 a pound! Awesome! Red loves bananas! I am planning to make some more of those Fresh (From the Freezer) Muffins! Plus I saved $.29 a lb - half price!!!

Yum! Yum!!! Yum!!!!!!

Watermelons were a great deal at Sprouts for $1.88 so I matched the ad and grabbed 2! They are chilling in the fridge! Gonna cut them up and have some cool sweet watermelon! Yeah!

Okay that was my trip...very quick I have to say! Hope you enjoyed my sharing!

Until next time...be nice to your cashier, chat with the people behind you so they don't get annoyed and smile a lot!!!! ;)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wally-World Trip! ;)

I have noticed a slowing trend in the sales over the past few weeks...I am not using as many coupons as I was before. But this could be partly because I am stocked up on many items? I have been matching a lot of produce ads though so that is making for some good canning days!

I picked up some chicken breasts with an ad match for $1 a pound which saved me $.88 a pound. Love it! I am planning to make some home made chicken nuggets with these! Yum!
Hubby has been loving the chips and salsa in his lunches so I matched an ad for $2.99 and got a couple of big bags of tortilla chis. I saved $.09 a bag on these!
Bananas were on sale 3 lbs for $1.00 - Red loves bananas so I was excited to make the ad match-up! I saved $.16 a pound! I need to get Kellie's muffin recipe and make some banana nut muffins for the freezer!
Produce, Produce, Produce - I love the sales! Strawberries were on sale for $1.15 a lb - yeah! I love strawberries and so does Red so we are going to enjoy these! I picked up leaf lettuce for $.88 - saved $1 with my ad! I also picked up a head of lettuce for $.79 - I saved $.35! I matched an ad for baby carrots - $.99 which saved me $.79. I also matched oranges 8 for $1 - regular price was $.48 each!!! I am planning to make some orange monkey bread!!! Pears were on sale for $.88 a pound - a good deal (regular price is $1.17 a pound!)
I matched an ad on sugar for $1 a bag! Always a great deal -saved $1.25 a bag!
Used a coupon and snagged Hubby a FREE yogurt for his lunch! Yipee!
I matched an ad for Hamburger Helper - $.99 a box which saved me $.51 each. Plus I used a coupon for $.80 off 4! So actually they are $.79 a box. The really cool part is that is was a swagbucks printable coupon so I will earn 10 swagbucks for using it! Woo-hoo!
Well that was the shopping this week...not real exciting I guess, but yummy I must say! LOL

Until next time...smile at your neighbor in line...greet your cashier with a friendly hello and brag to the CSM about how good your shopping trip was!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A quick trip to Wal-Mart and a good find at Lakeshore!

Last week was a light shopping week again - just went to pick up a few good sale items and a couple of necessities. The boys and I were in Dallas for eye/hearing checks so we went by Lakeshore Learning store to do some laminating - I picked up two packages of construction paper (pink and red) for $.29 - WOW! Can't beat that deal!
The tags said they were on clearance because they were faded - but I couldn't tell!

Wal-mart was our grocery stop this week. For Bug's work box system I am using a file crate and hanging folders so he got to pick out his own crate - blue of course. LOL His fav color!
Pineapples were on sale for $.99 this week so I matched the ad at Wal-Mart and got
10 - we are canning these babies....when winter comes and produce is $$$ we will
have yummy sweet pineapple in the pantry! Yeah!
Ramen were on sale at Save-a-lot for $1.79 which saves $.19 a box ! I know some of you are saying - what Ramen Noodles - gross, bad for you, disgusting! Well let me just tell you I personally have a love for Ramen...I suppose it started back when I was a kid and my Aunt Bean would make them for me and my cousin Kisha - she put them in wooden bowls and drained all the juice and cooked them just so - that way they were not mushy. Oh the love affair began so long ago and still today I just get a craving for a good bowl of Ramen....sigh. I miss you Aunt Jean in the red house with the wooden bowls and the beautiful smile...
French bread...oh, need I say more. Who else just wants to sit with the whole loaf in the back of the closet where no one can see you? Just kidding...I don't do that. But I won't say that I have dreamed about it. I love love love french bread! (Just in case you didn't get that before - haha!) There are plans for french toast in the works with this yummy stuff...not to mention sandwiches, garlic bread...and hey just plain eating!!!!
Good deals on stuff for the salsa Hubby and I made last night! Jalapenos were on sale for 2lbs for $.98 @ Wrights - that's a savings of $.39 a pound! Yeah! Onions were 6 lbs for $1 - the regular price at wm is $1.28/lb! WoW! Cilantro was also an ad match - $.25 @ Malones - it's $.48 @ wm! Cantaloupes were an ad match as well - I had an ad for $.99, but the gal at wm told me there was an ad out for $.89 - so she gave it to me for that price - score! I wish I had gotten more of them - I wasn't sure when I bought it. The cantaloupe selection didn't look that hot - and the rind on this one was really thick, but let me tell you the meat of the melon was about as sweet as I have ever tasted - it was quite delish!
Maters - Roma this week - 3 lbs for $1.00 - what a steal - (regular price at wm is $1.38/lb)! Woo-Hoo! Hubby and I had plans for salsa making so I picked up 15 pounds of maters!
Other good deals - pineapple - already mentioned them above. Mushrooms - ad match for $1.50 (saved $.28 each - thank you Tom Thumb!). We love to saute them so I grabbed two! Cherries - ad match for $2.49 lb - I can't wait to dry these babies - I am determined to make some granola bars and not eat them all! LOL

Oh I just noticed that I didn't get a pic of the Gatorade. Tom Thumb had the 32 oz on sale for $.49 when you buy ten. Well I covered my bases and picked up 50 - what a great deal - these are normal price $1 at wm. Hubby drinks these after his morning work out so I try to keep them on hand. Thank you Tom Thumb!!!

Well that was my trip last week. Short and sweet and filled with good deals! Until next time use your coupons, be nice to your cashier and smile a lot!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I haven't posted anything from my shopping last week. I didn't do much, but I did pick up a few school supply items and other items.

I dropped in at Office Depot and picked up 5 packs of glue sticks and 3 pencil sharpeners for $2.74! That was a great deal!

Target was another stop on my list. I stacked up some Tums coupons and got Tums for $0.02 - woo-hoo! ; I also used a $1/1 Target coupon and got sharpies for $.49! Yeah! I used a couple of Target coupons to get $0.75 off Allergy tabs...we never seem to have enough of those. I used $1/1 Revlon product Target coupons and picked up clippers for $0.57!

At Wal-Mart I did some ad matching for produce - I love ad matching produce - it saves me a ton!

I matched bananas and saved $.16 a pound! I also matched apples and save $.48 a pound. Lettuce was on sale for $.59 a head and garlic was my prize of the week - 8 lbs for $1 (compared to the normal $2.98 a pound!)

I also matched an ad for bread (b/c I forgot to get Hubby to stop at the bread store), but it was still a good deal at $.68 a loaf.

Well that's my shopping for the week - as I said - not much...

Until next time...we-