Softball Has Started  

Posted by Johnny

Tonight we had a double header due to the fact that Tuesday's game got rained out. We lost this makes three losses. Not a great start! Tonight Morgan got to play second, center field, catch and pitch. I only have pics of her playing second and up to bat. It got very cold fast so I sat in the van for the second game. Her are a couple cute pics from the game.

Walgreens 5/27  

Posted by Johnny

Yesterday I headed out to Walgreens to pick up some of the freebies plus I had a RR that expired yesterday so I needed to at least spend that. I did this in two transactions. See details below picture.

(25) One A Day Multivitamin drink mix (2 pk) .99ea - I used (4) $1/1 any One a day and (7) $3/1 any so I got 3 packages with the $3 Q because my store will not give overage on MQ's, at least in this situation
(2) Reach Toothbrushes @ $2.50 ea - (2) $1/1 MQ = $1.50ea
(1) Colgate $2.49 - $1/1 MQ = $1.49
(7) Trident @ $1.29 - (7) .75/1 MQ - $4.36 Walgreens 7 day coupon = .58 overage (now in this case they will do overage because before the 7-day q they are $1.29, so the computer does not compute the fact of both coupons together. Hope this make sense.)
(1) Posture D Vitamins @ $8.99
I used (3) RR's $3, $5, & $4.50 (since the $3 coupons for the One a Day vitamins only counted for one item I had more items than q's and did not need any fillers.)
Subtotal without tax .15 with tax OOP $3.36

Received (3) RR's $1.50 for Colgate, $3 for Reach, & $9 for the Posture D

(2) Reach Toothbrushes @ 2.50ea - $1/1 MQ = $1.50ea
(1) Colgate Toothpaste $2.49 - $1/1 MQ = $1.49
(2) Mini Highlighters .14ea for fillers
used (1) RR for $2.50 subtotal before tax .54 with tax OOP @ 2.81 I HATE TAX!

Received back (2) RR's $3 for Reach and $1.50 for Colgate

With this new system of having the same number of q's as items I find I am spending a little more OOP than before.

Total for two transactions = $6.17

Kroger Match-Ups 5/28 - 6/3  

Posted by Johnny

Here are the best deals I see this week at Kroger. Not a great week but since the big weekend was last weekend then it doesn't surprise me. Some of the Q's I have insert dates on if that helps, but some I just couldn't find. So far all around slow week.

Glaceau Vitamin Water 20 oz, all flavors $1 - $1/1 VitaminWater10 SS 4/05

Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding or Gelatins 4 ct, assorted varieties $1 -$1/3 May All You Mag

Smart Balance Butter Blend Sticks or Buttery Spread Margarine
refrigerated $2 - $1/2 MQ or Heartright $1/1 or 50/50 Blend $1/1

Michelina's Entrees select varieties $1 - $1/5 Michelina Entrees IP

Healthy Choice select varieties $1.88 - $1/2 MQ or .50/1 Shortcuts

DiGiorno Original, Ultimate or Stuffed Crust assorted varieties $5.29 - $1.25 IP

California Kitchen Pizzas $5.29 - $1/1 MQ or $1/1 IP

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables boxed 7-10 oz Green Giant, assorted varieties $1 - .50/2 Green Giant Boxes SS 4/05

Bounty Basic single roll $1 - $1/2 MQ

Scotch-Brite Sponges 1 ct $1 .75/2 Scotch Brite Sponges RP 5/10 or $1/2 Scotch Brite Sponges RP 4/19

3M Mini Lint Roller $1/1 MQ

Campbell's Condensed Soup 10.5-11 oz, select varieties $1 - $1/2 IP (not a great price, but worth mentioning for all of you with only a Kroger)

Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta 14.5-15 oz or Microwaveable Cups $1 - $1/4 Chef Boyardee Cans SS 5/03 or May All You

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce - $1/1

Kraft BBQ Sauce or 18-19 oz assorted varieties $1 75/1 Kraft BBQ Sauce SS 5/10 or -$1 off Kraft BBQ Sauce IP

Quaker Rice Snacks assorted varieties $1 - $1/1 MQ RP 3/29

Dial Soap Pumps
7.5-11.25 oz, select varieties Dove Bar Soap single bar $1 35/1 Dial Soap SS 3/08

Fresh Iceberg Lettuce 77¢

Busy Weekend  

Posted by Johnny

This weekend was very busy here. Not only was it a holiday weekend, which means tons of traffic at the lake , but it was was also our city-wide garage/yard sales.

I have to say that this was a great year for them. The weather was great as well as the merchandise. In years past I have been disappointed with the quality of the sales, but this year there were more good sales than bad.

Then to top it off Monday Goodwill had 50% off store wide. I have to say I really over spent this week-end, but I got some great deals. Now I just have to buckle down on my grocery budget to squeeze out a little more cash to cover for my spending spree.
Here are just a few of the great deals I found:

I found this yarn at Goodwill...I was so happy just to find some yarn let alone several matching skeins with the same dye lot. There are 23 skeins total and I paid only $6 for all of it.

Vintage books for only .25ea, "The Diadem" book is from 1867.

Cast Iron skillet $1.50 quilted table runner $2.
Skillet needs seasoned but in good shape other wise. Some people are just clueless on how to take care of them so they would rather sell them. I would rather have a cast iron skillet any day over a non-stick pan. You'll never get the same results frying potatoes with a non-stick pan as you do with a cast iron skillet.

Vintage hand towels and small square table cloth .20ea. I love vintage hand towels and table cloths but I don't like to pay a lot for them. It is also hard to find them without stains on them. This table cloth does have a couple of small stains, but for .20 I thought it was worth it.

Now that the holiday is over we start softball. I really am not looking forward to this year at all. Tonight is our first game if we don't get rained out. Wish us good luck.

Heloise From A-Z Post #2  

Posted by Johnny

Continuing with the Heloise from A-Z book here are a couple of great hints on apples.

Freezing Excess - Peel, core, and slice. Sprinkle with lemon juice or ascorbic acid to keep them from turning brown. Store in freezer containers or plastic freezer bags in specific use quantities like one, two, or three-cup packs so they'll be ready for recipes.

Storage - Apples give off ethylene gas and will make carrots bitter if stored in the same crisper drawer.

Meijer Match-Ups 5/24-5/30  

Posted by Johnny

These are the best deals I see this week at Meijer. Not so great this week, but I need a week off to get the freezer cleaned out.

Chi-Chis Salsa $1 -.55/1 = .45
Aunt Millies Buns .99 - .35/1 MQ = .29
OnCor Frozen Entrees $1.99 - .30/1 MQ = $1.39
Dixie Plate & Bowls $2 - .50/1 MQ = $1
Vanity Fair Napkins $2 - .50/1 MQ = $1
Lysol Neutra-Air 50% = 5.76approx. - 4.00 MQ = 1.76
Keebler Cookies 50% off - several different Q's out could make a good deal

This is all I could see at first glance. However there are bound to be more deals sneak out during the week. I will keep you posted, if there are any new deals at Meijer.

Two Great Summers Deals  

Posted by Johnny

Right now at Kroger Country Time canisters are .99 (for my area until Wednesday). just loaded $1.50/2 coupon so it makes these .24ea.

Also at Meijer starting Sunday the 24th buy 20 packages of Kool-Aid get one 5# bag of sugar FREE! also has a coupon for .50/10 packages that will sweeten the deal!

If you are able to print more than (2) coupons then you could stock up at these great prices!

Love Bar-S???  

Posted by Johnny

What am I talking about? Well, if you love Bar-S franks then you know I am talking about the best rated franks. Bar-S also has coupons available on their site so go get some and while your there go ahead and enter in the $10,000 sweepstakes an instant win game. You can enter daily.

Sobe Life Water Coupon  

Posted by Johnny

Sobe Life Water will be buy one get one free next week at CVS. To get two for free go to Sobe World and print off your BOGO coupons. If you have two computers you can print (4) the limit next week will be 8.

Gooseberry Cookbooks For Under $5  

Posted by Johnny

I love to collect cookbooks and I also Love Gooseberry cookbooks. Right now they are offer a selection of cookbooks for only $4.95. These make great Christmas items.

FREE Oscar Mayer Beef Franks  

Posted by Johnny

Everyone loves FREE plus it's food to top it off! Go here to request your free package of Oscar Mayer Beef Franks.
This is only good until 12pm tonight. Sorry about the late post, I am not myself today.

You Try They Buy! Another Blue Bunny Offer  

Posted by Johnny

Try Blue Bunny® Aspen™ or Sedona™ and they'll pay you back! Yep, that's right FREE Frozen Yogurt!
Go here to print off the form! Hurry before they change their mind! Offer is good for this weekends purchases. Offer good until June 10th, 2009.

$10 Subscribtion To ALL YOU  

Posted by Johnny

Most of us that coupon know how the All You Magazine is chocked full of great coupons. The only way to get this magazine is to pick it up at Wal-Mart or have a subscription to it. It normally runs $2.49 in Wal-Mart which is $29.98/yr. Right now you can get a subscription to All You through Amazon for as low as $10/yr. WOW now that's savings!
When you go to Amazon you will notice it says $15(which is still a great value) but right now they are offering "Save $5 Today Subscribe today, and you'll see an instant $5 discount at Checkout--no codes required." so this will come off at the checkout!
I am not sure how long this offer is running, so get yours today.

Hints From Heloise  

Posted by Johnny

I am the type of person that reads about 4-5 books at one time and in between books I have been reading Heloise From A-Z, (AKA: Hints From Heloise). It is chocked full of simple ways to do household task. Some of these ideas I have been implementing for several years, however some ideas are new to me.
I thought I would start sharing some of these great ideas with my readers. I will be starting with the letter A.

Todays hint:
Ants, Extermination: Sprinkle boric acid or Borax powder along the ant trails and entrances. Keep crumbs vacuumed and any other "ant" treats wiped up so you don't attract more.

Ants, In and Outside Pet Feeding Dish: Make a moat! Partially fill a shallow dish with water and place the pet's food dish in the center of eat.

I thought both of these would be great for today since we are starting to get into the warmer months and that is typically when we start seeing the little critters in the house more. At least here in the north.
I suggest buying the book or simply write these tips on 5x7 index cards and make a reference library of your own.

20 FREE Prints From Meijer  

Posted by Johnny

Go here to print your coupon for 20 Free prints from Meijer. All orders must be placed through to receive them free. Also the coupon is only good through 5/23 keep that in mind when placing your order.

Some Additions To The Meijer Match-Ups  

Posted by Johnny

I did find a few additions to the Meijer match-ups.
First off, I used an ad that was not a local ad so the Breyers Ice Cream is $2.50locally instead of the $1.99. So it will be $1.75 with the .75/1 MQ + there was a $1/1 Q in this weeks paper as well so if you have that one it will be $1.50.

Ragu 2/$3 if your store carries the NEW flavors which are "Margherita" & "Sweet Basil" Pasta Sauce then you can use the .60/1 MQ that was in today's paper. Which will make them .40ea when you combine it with the MM.

Lipton Tea 20% off use the $1/2 MM & (2) .50/1 when doubled this could make some of the tea cheap or free.

Meijer Match-Ups 5/17-5/23  

Posted by Johnny

Here is a giant list of some match-ups that I found for this weeks Meijer ad. If you see some others let me know!

Ball Park Meat Franks $1.25 (if you didn’t get enough OM) - $i/2 = .75ea

Aunt Millie's bread $1.19 -.35 MQ =.49 Q doubled

Kraft cheese 3/$6 -$1/2 IP = 2/$3

Philadelphia 4/$5 - $1/2 IP = $1.50/2

Jack's pizza 4/$10 - $1/2 IP = $2ea

Cool Whip $.99 - $1/2 IP = $.98/2

McCormick Grillmates 3/$5 - $1/3 MM - (3)$.50ea = 3/$1

Ragu 2/$3 - (2) $.30/1 MQ - $1/2 MM = .40ea

Pasta Sides $1 - $1/4 MM - $1/3 MQ = $2/4 or .50ea (if you have enough coupons to buy 12 it will cheaper it would make them .40ea you will need 4 MQ’s and 3 MM’s)
OR use (2) .75/2 & MM = .38ea depending on Q’s you have

A1 sauce $2.99 - $2/1 MQ - $1/2 MM = FREE

Buy 5 Kelloggs cereals @ $2.50ea – (5) $1/1 IP no longer available +Receive $3 Catalina = .90ea after cat

Kraft Cheese Slices ½ off approx. $1.94 - $1/2 IP - $1/2 MM = .94ea

Eckrich Smoked Sausage $1.69 - .55/1 MQ = $1.14

Breyers Ice Cream $1.99 - .75/1 MQ = $1.24

Cool Whip .99 - $1/2 IP = .49ea

Green Giant Boxed Veggies $1 - .50/2 MQ = .50ea

32 oz. Coffee Mate Creamer $2.50 - $1/1 IP or $1.50 IP - $1/2 MM = $1ea or $1.25ea

Ortega 20% Off - $1/4 MM not sure exactly what this is for coupon does not state exactly but picture is of salsa - $.75/2 MQ = prices vary

Jell-o .50ea - .50/5 MM - $1/3 IP = Buy (6) you will pay $.50/6 or if you printed the MM last week @ the $1/5 and still have them then they will be FREE

Spray N’ Wash 25% off - $1/4 MM - .50/1 MQ = prices vary

Scrubbing Bubbles 25% off $1/2 MM – various q’s out there price will vary

Off products 25% off - $1/1 MM – also a lot of q’s to work with on this deal should get something good, Here and Here are just a couple.

Garage Sale Finds  

Posted by Johnny

Mom and I went out garage saling yesterday and these are some of my favorite finds.

Box of vintage rick-rack $1, Knitting needles $2, Clay Vase .50, scoop .50, The Story of Peter Rabbit .25, Stocking made from quilt piece .50.

I also picked up this iron plant stand for $3! What a steal!

One other item I picked up was a Bunn Coffee maker, the kind that most churches or small restaurants have, for only $1! They said it was broke and needed a part. My hubby cleaned it this morning and it works great!

Why I DOn't Shop @ Aldi  

Posted by Johnny

I have had several people ask me, "Why don't you just shop at Aldi if you are trying to save money?" Well, this is why I don't shop at Aldi.
I got everything you see in this picture for $8.67. This was my third trip to Meijer this week. Now why would I shop at Aldi? However, I will tell you that I do sometimes pick up my fruit and veggies in there if they are running sales on them, because a lot of times those items are cheaper there than other places.

From My Mailbox  

Posted by Johnny

These are the great things I have gotten in the mail this week.

Kashi Fozen Waffle Coupons Compliments of Vocal Point go here to join

Free Satin Care Shave Cream coupon from P&G- I wrote a letter because I had one break the first time we used it. Fast customer service!

Kotex Samples thanks to CVS

Free Razor Compliments of Schick - no longer available :-(

Free Nivea Sample Compliments of Wal-Mart - No longer available but go here for other items. As you can see sometimes you get Q's with the samples...bonus!

Penny Rug Kits For Under $10  

Posted by Johnny

I have been interested in Penny Rugs for quite some time now, and have not had a chance to make one yet. But, right now you can pick up a whole kit from Nancy's Notions for under $10 each. Go check them out they would also make wondeful gifts finished or unfinished.
This is my favorite one.

Free Sample Of Feminine Products  

Posted by Johnny

Sign up now to get a free beinggirl Sample Kit. Just fill out a quick survey. Included in the kit are:2 Regular Tampax Pearl Tampons, 1 Lite Tampax Pearl Tampon, 1 Always Infinity Feminine Pad, 2 Always Pantiliners, and 1 Always Feminine Wipe.

Go here to sign up.

Cheap Kraft Mac & Cheese @ Meijer  

Posted by Johnny

I just discovered a coupon that will even make this a sweeter deal!
Go *
here* to print off a coupon for Buy (3) get (1) Free!!!
This will bring your total for (6) down to .50! Can you believe that! You should be able to print 2 of these.

This week at Meijer Kraft Mac & Cheese is .50ea. Also there is a catalina deal running that wyb 6 or more participating Kraft items get $2 oyno catalina.
So here's the deal:

Trans. #1
Buy 6 Kraft M&C for a total of $3. Get a catalina for $2 oyno.

Trans. #2
Buy 6 Kraft M&C use the $2 cat. form trans. #1 bringing your total down to $1 for (6), then you will get another $2 cat. You can just keep doing this until your stocked up.

Money to Spend  

Posted by Johnny

I had $10 in RR's to spend at Walgreen's today. I really wanted the Iceland Fish Oil that are free after RR's, however they didn't get any on the truck, so I got some other needed items.
I picked up some long envelopes clearance @ $1.49, (3) small clear dishes @ 3/$1(for dessert, only 2 shown), (2) 1/2 gallons milk reduced to .60ea, (1) gallon milk reduced to .99, and (2) packages of Nutter Butter cookies @ 3.50ea. My total came to $11.85. I used the (2) $5 RR's and pd $1.85 OOP.
Plus I received a $3 RR, for buying (2) Nabisco cookies and (1) gallon milk. I was going to see if only the cookies would trigger the deal like in the past, but I found the milk marked down so I am not sure if only the cookies by themselves will trigger it. If you have and it works let me know.

Kroger Deals Starting 5/14-5/20  

Posted by Johnny

I found some Deals Starting @ Kroger Thursday 5/14. As many of you may know my ad starts Thursday and runs through Wednesday.
Highlights are as follows:
Ball Park Franks (If you don't have a Meijer or don't like OM)$1.67 - $1/2 MQ = $1.17ea wyb2
Sweet Baby Rays $1 - $1/1 MQ = FREE
Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream $2.59 - .75/1 cellfire Q = $1.84
Breyers Ice Cream $2.59 - $0.75/1 Any 1.5 Qt. 04-05-09 Unilever = $1.84 (Great Price for Breyers)
Hunt's Snack Pack .88ea - $1/3 From All You Mag = .54ea wyb3
Chef Boyardee .88ea - $1.00/4 Any 15 Oz. Cans 05-03-09 SS = .63ea wyb4
Dole Classic Salad .88ea
Dozen Lg eggs .88ea
Kroger Frozen Potatoes .88ea
Healthy Choice Dinners or Entrees $1.88 - $1/1 IP ( you will to sign up to print these)= .88ea

Fabric Finds @ Wal-Mart  

Posted by Johnny

I found some great deals on fabric @ Wal-Mart. The purple was a remnant so it was 20% off and the others were clearance fins. Don't worry I am not planning on using them together! They look really bad all together.
I was actually the mostly excited about the white & black fabric because this weekend I found some great patterns at a garage sale for .25ea. I am planning on doing this pattern with the white & black material. It is a poly-blend so I think it should work well.

These are the other patterns I picked up.

The other fabrics will be used on aprons or quilt blocks.

Monday's Shopping Trip  

Posted by Johnny

Sorry this took so long to edit, but it now has the full receipts listed!
I feel exceptionally happy about tonight's shopping trip. I am also extremely exhausted. Simply because the cart was so heavy at Meijer with the Capri Sun plus other bottles of stuff that it was killing my back just pushing it through the store! As soon as I got home I took some meds, then I took pictures.
I will post pictures tonight and then edit it tomorrow with a more thorough break-down.

1st Stop: Kroger OOP = $10.53
Cashier Said, "You got some really good deals." Cashier always say the funniest things!
(5) Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti @ $1.49ea - $1/1 MQ = .49ea
(3) A1 Steak Marinades @ $2ea - $2/1 MQ = FREE
(2) Kraft BBQ Sauce @ $1ea 55% more bottles - $1/1 = FREE
(1) Reynolds Recycled Wrap @ $2.79 - .50 IP Tripled = $1.29 + Rebate I printed on Earth Day so FREE = overage
(4) Natural Kraft Cheese @ $1.67ea - $1/1 IP or here = $1.17 ea
(1) Kroger Eggs @ .98 - FREE LG Egg Coupon found in home mailer (go to their web-site and send them an e-mail to get on their mailing list)
(1) Reduced English Muffins @ .50
(1) Reduced Cookies @ $1.49 YUM

2nd Stop: Walgreens OOP = $1.77
I had RR's that I had to spend and they were out of the Iceland which is free after RR's, so I ended up with more cereal for hubby.

(4) Go Lean Crunch Cereal @ 3/$10 buy 3 get back a $3 RR - (2) $1.50/2 found here

(3) Travel Size W Kleenex for Fillers @ .29ea (great filler items for something you can use)

used (1) $5, (1) $2 & (1) $2.50 RR's

3rd Stop: Meijer OOP = $39.31 (Two transactions)

(2) Aunt Millies Bread @ $1.19 - (2) .35/1 MQ = .49ea

(10) Electrasol @ $3ea - (10) $2.50/1 MQ = .50ea

(4) Capri Sunrise @ $1.89ea - $1/1 MQ = .89ea

(2) Bob Evans Maple Links reduced $2.09 - (2) .25 = $1.59ea

(2) Milk @ 1.98ea

(2) Coffee Mate Creamers @1.79ea - (2) IP - $1/2 MM

(5) Hunts Ketchup @ $1ea - $1/5 MM - $1/2 Found in ALL YOU mag - (3) .20/1 only 2 doubled = .40ea

(1) Frozen Apple Juice (needed) @ $1.18

(3) Chunk Cheese Mozzarella @ $1ea wyb (2) Nabisco Crackers

(5) Koolaid @ .10ea

(2) Ziploc Bags @ $2ea - .40= $1.20ea

(3) 1# Strawberries (will freeze) @ 3/$4

(2) Kraft Dressing @ $1.58ea - $1 IP or here - MM $1/1 = FREE + .42 overage or .92 overage with $1.50 MQ

(4) OM Hot Dogs @ $1.25ea - $1/2 MQ or IP or here - $1/2 MM = .25ea

(2) Mt. Olive Pickles @ $1.67ea - $1/2 MM = $1.07ea

(2) Kraft Mayo @ $2ea - $1 MQ or IP or here - $1/1 MM = FREE

(1) Purina Kitten Food @ $1.99 - Free MQ = FREE

(2) Nabisco Artisan Crackers @ $2.50ea - BOGO MQ ($2.50) - (1) $1/1 MQ = $1.50 = you will get the cheese for $1 ea

(2) Crystal Light Mix @ $2.88 - (1) $1/1 IP or here - (1)$1/1 MM - BOGO IP for the Skin Essentials = .88 for Both or .44ea (there is also a $2/2 however I was not sure about using this with the BOGO so I just used the $1/1)

(1) Bob Evans Hash Browns reduced $1.50

I did two transactions because you are only able to use (1) MM/ transaction. So I could only use (1) for the Dressing, Mayo and Hot Dogs on each order. If you are patient you can do more than two. I am not that patient so I go in more than once a week, and do two transactions each time.

Total for all three stores = $51.61

Kraft Food Community More Coupon Offers!  

Posted by Johnny

Are you a member of the Kraft Community? If not go here and sign up! They are now offering printable coupons. They have some great coupons plus several of them will match-up great with the deals I mentioned in the last Meijer post.
Some of the great coupons include: Crystal Light, Velveeta, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Kraft Mayo, Triscuit, Easy Mac Cups, Kraft Natural Cheese & Kraft Singles...Over $50 in savings!! Yeah, I love to find new coupon sources!!

Meijer Deals Week of 5/10/09  

Posted by Johnny

I found some great deals for this weeks ad that I think everyone will want to take advantage of.

Kelloggs Cereal $1.80 - $1/MQ = .80ea

Buy 2 Nabisco Snack Crackers 2/$5 get up to 3 Kraft Chunk Cheese for $1 ea.

*Deal idea - use B1G1 Nabisco Artisan MQ to reduce cost OR Use $1/2 MQ Wheat Thins or Triscuit OR use $2/1 Wheat Thins & Crystal Light Tearpad found @ Meijer + there is a MM for $1/1 Crystal Light
You might be able to combine a B1G1 Q w/another one of these all depending on your cashier.

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs $1.25ea - $1/2 MQ - $1/2 MM = .25ea You might want to buy more Q's for this deal!

Kraft Mayo $2ea - $1/1 MQ - $1/1 MM = FREE

Hunts Ketchup $1 - $1/2 (from All You Mag.) = .50ea WYB2

Kraft Dressing $?? - $1.50 MQ - $1 MM = ?? Could be free if not they are only $1.58 @ Wal-Mart so with the $1.50 MQ they would be .08

Aunt Millies Bread $1.19 - .35/1 MQ = .49

Capri Sun $1.89 - $1/1 Capri Sunrise = .89ea

Finish/ Electrasol - $2.50 MQ = .50ea

GM Cereals are Buy 4 Get $5 off at the register with the right coupons you might get some of these really cheap. I have some from home mailers and some IP's that I will see if it worth getting.

I hope this helps..happy shopping!
Let me know what you find that you think is a great buy!

Blue Bunny IP  

Posted by Johnny

Go here to get $1/1 any Blue Bunny frozen Yogurt Novelty item. YUM!

Coffee Mate Instant Print Coupon  

Posted by Johnny

Coffee Mate has reset their printable coupons go here to print yours. You can print 2 of each. Watch for these to go on sale to make an even sweeter deal!

New Dove Visibly Smooth Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant  

Posted by Johnny

I am one of an exclusive group of bloggers chosen to receive the new Dove Visibly Smooth anti-perspirant/deodorant gift kit! Yeah!!
I have not had a chance to try this yet, however I am truly very interested in it! As you read on the package it helps keep stubble to a minimum so you are not suppose to have to shave as often. WOW, if your like me you hate to shave. Doesn't state you can use it on your legs! LOL!!
Dove provided a complimentary sample and coupons for me to share with my readers. I do have a limited supply of coupons, but if you leave a comment requesting one(which is (2) $2/1)I will get back to you and get your addy so I can send you one.

Since this will be hitting the stores this month we can bet that it will also be going on sale at some point so these $2 coupons will come in handy!

Wednesday In Ft. Wayne  

Posted by Johnny

Today after Piano lessons the kids, my Mom and I all headed down to Ft. Wayne. Which is about 45-1 hr depending on where we go.
1st Stop:
I picked up this great chair from a fellow Freecycler. Note, if you haven't joined your local Freecycle group JOIN! Google search for the group near you, it is well worth it. I have been able to get rid of unused items we can no longer use and I have also been able to pick up a lot of great items that I can enjoy! Freecycle has been set up for people to recycle items so they will not be put into the landfill.

I have an obsession with old/antique chairs, so when I saw this posted I jump on it. I really thought I might not have responded fast enough, but I did and I picked it up in Ft. Wayne today.

BTW- I belong to (3) groups, Ft. Wayne, Angola-Hudson, & Coldwater MI. However, Ft. Wayne Freecyle is by far the best group of people. Very nice and easy to work with.

2nd Stop:
JC Penney, Spencer has been looking for shoes for quite some time now. I swear he is worse than a girl when it comes to shoes. He did find a pair,out of my price range of course, so Grandma kicked in the extra $. Grandma's/Mom's are great about that + she had a $10 off coupon which helped.

3rd Stop:
Target, where I picked up these Fiber One bars & Fiber One Pastries (AKA-Pop Tarts).
Target is running a promo this week buy 4 Fiber One products and get a $5 gift card.

So this is what I did:
Trans #1
(4) Pastries @ $1.79ea - (4).50/1 MQ = $5.16 + I got a $5 GC

Trans #2
(2) Pastries @ $1.79 - (2) .50/1 MQ = $1.29ea
(2) Fiber One Bars @ $2.39ea - (2) $1.35 IP = $1.04ea
(2) Kraft Easy Mac @ .77ea - BOGO IP = .77 BOGO Coupon no longer available, but this should be a link for $1/2 which will make them cheaper, let me know if it works for you. If not I will find one that does.
Total $5.50 pd with the GC from trans #1 .50 OOP + I got a $5 GC

4th Stop:
Kentucky Fired Chicken! So we met up with John after he got off work and used our FREE meal coupons. If you were fortunate enough to print these off then I think you will agree with me that this was a great meal! I reall, really liked this chicken. It also seemed to have more meat than their original recip crispy chicken, which I am also a big fan of.
I was very disappointed I forgot my camera, because I wanted to post a picture of the KFC. It was so packed, lots of people were using their coupons. The one we chose to go to was on Dupont @ Coldwater Crossing. I highly recommend them! They were so friendly and their service was very fast, even though they were packed. Plus it was clean, which is one of my pet peeves with restaurants.

Great Deals @ Staples  

Posted by Johnny

So I finally made it into Staples for the great deal on paper, which is $1/pk limit 2 per household. While I was there I also picked up the FAR (free after rebate) Casio Label maker, FAR Ghirardelli Chocolate Luxe and Free Bic Pens after $1 IP. The IP is no longer available, but in case you see it again on or Smartsouce always print it. It usually means FREE pens somewhere.
If you have a Staples near you go in this week and snag some great FREE deals. You'll have some out of pocket for now, but Staples is very good at getting your money to you in a timely fashion.

My Version Of Bakerella's Cupcake Bites  

Posted by Johnny

I found this great neat recipe for Cupcake Bites/Pops @ Bakerella. After I found it I just needed a reason to make them. Morgan came home after her Bible study last Monday at told me she had to bring snacks. Well, I was so excited, I am not sure she was, but I was, because that meant now I had a reason to try my hand at these neat little cupcakes.
I did not use chocolate bark, instead I used chocolate, because I had plenty of it. Unfortunately this did not work so well, next time for sure I will try the bark. I think the chocolate doesn't set up as well as teh bark would have. Also, my cake was very moist and I think it posed a problem in the long run.
However, this was my first attempt at them and I usually learn from my mistakes. I also have an idea to use buckeye filling (peanut butter & powdered sugar) in them next time.
These were the best of the bunch. The others turned out not so pretty, perfectly edible but not pretty!
Hopefully the next batch will be much improved!

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