Monthly Archives: January 2013

Monday Match-ups, All the posts and deals of the weekend (and way to many mentions of sausage – LOL)!

 

In the United States, Italian sausage is a sty...

In the United States, Italian sausage is a style of pork sausage noted for its seasoning of fennel and/or anise, containing at least 85% meat and no more than 35% fat. Made in sweet and hot styles, this kind of sausage is generally not cured. A typical method of cooking in grilling, as depicted here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No Sunday Funday around here as I was consumed with planning deals and meals (click HERE for a weekly meal plan) and STUFF, so I am enforcing a MONDAY FUNDAY… which you all understand translates to “Mamas gotta shop!”  I am so excited for all the deals this week at TOPS (FINALLY) and I actually ordered coupons which I have not done in forever…  but I had over $35 in my Savingstar account so I transferred the moolah and bought some really good Q’s.

Savingstar (Click HERE) – are you using it?  So easy and profitable!!

Coupon Dede’s (Click HERE) – this is where I ordered coupons from this week.  I spent $10 on Qs but they are .50/1 – .75/1 vs the $1.00/2 we receive around here…  They are worth more than double what we have and for my $10 I got over 100 different Qs!!  For example here we received a $1/2 Hillshire Farms Sausage Q (that will save me .50 on each sausage)…  I ordered .55/1 Q’s (which when doubled will save me $1.10 on each sausage or .60 more than my own Q would save).  I want to get 20 sausages while they are so cheap so .60 savings x 20 sausage = $12.00 difference right there!  And I have 80 other coupons to work with on other items!  I wouldn’t say that this is prudent to do every single week, but again, I earned the money in my Savingstar account and it is SAUSAGE WEEK… (I am just sayin’)  LOL!!!

So just as a reminder, click HERE for the HOT TOPS deals this week ~ YEAH!!

Click HERE for Rite-aids awesome deals this week ~ COOL!!

Click HERE to review CVS’s deals too ~ NICE!!

  

 

 I just LOVE deals and shopping and shopping deals… don’t you??  Do tell… Let’s Chat!!

 

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TOPS Deals – week of 1/27/13

 

A box of original-flavored Triscuits

A box of original-flavored Triscuits (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wholley TOPS Deals this week… they are out of control!  It is certainly stock-up week!!  Here are the specials I am after:

B2G3 FREE – Hillshire Farms Polska Keiblasa – $4.99 each (??)

Buy 5 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/13 Redlum insert
~ other areas had .55/1 coupon (I ordered)

~ as with other deals, if Tops gives credit per each item, you may be able to use multiple coupons

 

B2G3 FREE – Margherita Sliced Pepperoni

B2G3 FREE – Lay’s Potato Chips

 

Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – $1.99/#

 

POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice (8oz) – $1

– 50¢ manufacturer coupon doubled (from the 12/2/12 SS insert)

= FREE!

 

Wholly Guacamole – 2/$4

 –Wholly Guacamole $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 1/6/13 SS#1 insert, coupon expires 1/27/13)

= $1

 

Wonderful Pistachios (5oz) – $2.99

– 50¢ manufacturer coupon doubled (from the 1/27/13 RP#2 insert)

 = $1.99

 

Nabisco Crackers – $2.00
Including: Wheat Thins, Triscuit, Chicken in a Biskit, Better Cheddars, Sociables, and Vegetable Thins
Use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/6 SmartSource insert
= $1.50 each after coupon

 

Totino’s pizza Rolls – $3.00
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 SmartSource insert
= $2.50 each after coupon

 

Buy 4 ($10) and Save $2 Instantly:

Keebler Toasteds/Sunshine Cheez It, Town House Club Crackers = $2.50
Use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 Redlum insert

= $2.00 each after coupon
BUT – Buy 4 Keebler Crackers = $10

Use 2 $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 Redlum insert
AND Get $2.00 off Instantly

= $6.00 for 4, or only $1.50 each after coupon and sale!

 

Go-Gurt – $2.00
Buy 2 and use the $0.85/2 printable coupon (Pillsbury.com)
= $1.15 each after coupon

Yoplait Trix – $2.00
Buy 2 and use the $0.85/2 printable coupon (Pillsbury.com)
= $1.15 each after coupon

Coffee-mate Flavored Creamer – $3.00
Use the $0.55/1 printable coupon {not a reset)
= $1.90 each after coupon

 

Then there are the BONUS GAS POINT DEALS –

 

GAS POINTS GAME PLAN #1
*Earn 200 Extra Gas Points wyb 7 participating products –

 

Capri Sun 10 Packs – $2.00

Use the Buy 3, Get 1 Free coupon from the 1/6/13 SmartSource insert
= $1.50 each after coupon

Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts – $3.29
Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 1/27 SmartSource insert
= $2.29 each after coupon

Planters Mixed Nuts – $3.99
Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 1/27 SmartSource insert
 = $2.99 each after coupon

Kraft Singles or Shredded Cheese – $2.50
Use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 1/20 SmartSource insert
= $2.17 each after coupon

Oscar Mayer Carving Board Lunchmeat – $3.33
Use  $1.00/1 Oscar Mayer Carving Board Meats – 1/6 SmartSource insert
= $2.33 each after coupon
 
Oscar Mayer Franks – BOGO Free @ $3.92

 ~ Tons of Options – Here are some DEAL IDEAS

 Buy 6 Capri Sun @ $2.00 = $12.00

Buy 1 Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts – $3.29

Use 2 Buy 3, Get 1 Free Capri Sun coupon

Use 1 $1.00/1 Planters coupon

=  $11.29

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 7 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $5.29 or $0.76 each after coupons and gas pts.

 

Buy 6 Oscar Mayer Bologna @ B1G1 / $3.92 =  $11.76

Buy 1 Kraft MacNCheese – $2.50

= $14.26

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 7 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $8.26 or $1.18 each after sale and gas pts.

 

Buy 7 Kraft Singles or Shredded Cheese – $17.50

Use 2 $1.00/3 Kraft cheese coupon

= $15.50

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 7 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $9.50 or $1.36 each after coupons and gas pts.

 

 

GAS POINTS GAME PLAN #2
Earn 200 Extra Gas Points wyb 5 participating products –

 Tops Brand Trash Bags –  $3.00

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil – $3.00 
Use the $1/2 coupon (I ordered .75/1 coupons)
= $1.50 each after coupon

Bounty Quilted Napkins – $3.00
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 12/30 G insert {Expires 1/31)
= $2.50 each after coupon

Nabisco Ritz Crackers – $2.50
Buy 3 and use the $1.00/3 coupon from the 1/27 SmartSource insert
= $2.17 each after coupon

Hefty Foam plates Bowls – $1.67
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 Redlum insert
= $1.17 each after coupon

Hefty Cups – $1.67
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 Redlum insert
 = $1.17 each after coupon

Solo Cups, plates or Bowls – $2.50

M&M Bonus package Candies – $3.00
Buy 2 and use the $1.50/2 coupon from the 1/27 Redlum insert
= $2.25 each after coupon

 

~ Tons of Options – Here are some DEAL IDEAS

 Buy 1 Reynolds Wrap = $3

Buy 2 Hefty Foam plates or Bwls = $3.34

Buy 2  Hefty Cups = $3.34

= $9.68

Use .75/1 Reynolds wrap

Use  $1.00/2 Hefty coupon

Use  $1.00/2 Hefty Cup coupon

= $6.18

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 5 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $0.18 for all after coupons and gas pts.

 

Buy 5 Reynolds Wrap @  $3 = $15

Use 5 – .75/1 coupon = $7.50

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 5 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $1.50 for all or .30 each after coupons and gas pts.

 

Buy 3 Crackers @ $2.50 = $7.50

Buy 2 Reynolds Wrap @ $3 = $6.00

= $13.50

Use $1/3 and 2 – $.75 Qs = $9.50

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 5 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $3.50 for all or .70 each after coupons and gas pts.

 

 

GAS POINTS GAME PLAN #3
Earn 200 Extra Gas Points wyb 6 participating products –

 

Puff’s plus Facial Tissue – $2.00
Buy 6 and use the $1.00/6 coupon from the 1/27 P&G insert
= $1.83 each after coupon

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser –  $2.00
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 P&G insert
 = $1.50 each after coupon

Crest Complete Toothpaste –  $2.99
$1.00/2 coupon from the 1/27 P&G insert
 = $2.49 each after coupon

Bounce or Downy Fabric Softener –  $3.99
Buy 2 Downy and use the $3.00/2 coupon  from the 1/27 P&G insert
 = $2.49 each after coupon

Dawn Dish Detergent –  $3.00
Buy 2 and use the $1.00/2 coupon  from the 1/27 P&G insert
 = $2.50 each after coupon

Cascade Automatic Dish Detergent –  $3.99
Use the $1.00/1 coupon  from the 1/27 P&G insert
 = $2.99 each after coupon

 

~ Tons of Options – Here are some DEAL IDEAS

 Buy 6 Mr. Clean @ $2.00 each = $12

-(3) $1/2 coupons  = $9.00

Get 200 Extra Gas Pts wyb 6 {30 gal max x $0.20/per gallon = $6.00}

= $3.00 for all or .50 each after coupons and gas pts.

 

What other options are there?  Anyone??  HELLO…  Let’s Chat!!

 

 

 

 

 

Rite-aid Deals ~ week of 1/27/13

 

English: Axe deodorant body spray

English: Axe deodorant body spray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WOW – the deals at RA this week are truly limitless…  it appears that if you need ANYTHING, it is probably on sale at RA this week and when you add the tons of coupons that are currently available; you can really ROCK the deals!!

 

I am high lighting all my favorites but do look at the RA ad this week to see if anything you need is available!!

 

I’m pretty SURE I NEED the .49 bags of Hershey Chocolates – LOL and the AXE, you KNOW we NEED that!  If you NEED to stock up on POP, wholley cow, this Pepsi/7-up deal is for you!!

 

 

FRONT PAGE deal – Get $10 UP when you buy $30 worth of participating P&G products (front of ad) – (limit 4)

~ Many products included but these are the ones to make the best deals with:
• CoverGirl Cosmetics B1G1 50% off retail
CoverGirl $3/2 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)
• Dawn (9oz) $.99
Dawn 25¢/1 or $1/2 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)
Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi 50¢/1 or $1/2 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)
• Ivory Body Wash or Liquid Hand Soap B1G1 50% off retail
Ivory or Safeguard Personal Cleansing Products (excludes Ivory dish and laundry) $1/1 or $1/2 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)
• Olay Skin and Bath Care Products B1G1 50% off retail
(Lots of Q’s from the 12/30/12  and 1/27/13 P&G inserts)

 • Puffs – $.99
Puffs Singles 25¢/3 or 3pk 25¢/1 manufacturer coupon (from the 12/30/12 P&G insert, coupon expires 1/31/13)

 

Get $4 UP when you buy $12 worth of participating Unilever products – (limit 2)

 

• Axe 2/$9
Axe Antiperspirant, Deodorant or Body Spray $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)
Axe Shower Gels or Detailer (includes 16oz shower gels and axe detailer only, excludes twin packs) B2G1 (value to $5.99) manufacturer coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)
• Caress Body Wash 2/$7
Caress Body Wash (12oz+) or Bar Soap (6pk+) 75¢ or $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)
• Dove Soap (4pk), Body Wash $6
• Dove Invisible Solid 2/$6
• Dove for Men Body Wash, Men’s Shower Tool, Men’s Bar Soap (2pk) 2/$7
• Dove Shampoo or Conditioner 2/$7

Tons of DOVE Qs 1/27 RP

• Vaseline Intensive Care (10oz) 2/$7
• Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion (20.3oz) $6
Vaseline Lotion (20.3oz+) $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)
Deal Idea:

Buy 3 Axe = $13.50 – 3Qs (B2G1 and 2-$1) = $7 – $4 UP = $3.00 for all 3… only $1.00 each!!

 

 Select Cleaning Products Sale – $3.99 – Get $3 UP wyb 2 (Limit 2)
-Glade Expressions Starter Kit
$2/1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit printable

 $0.75/1 Glade Expressions Fragrance Mist Starter Kit, exp. 3/2/13 (SS 01/20/13)
-Pledge -Drano
-Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Foamer, Extend-a-Clean, or Toilet Get Kit
B1G1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel, exp. 2/24/13 (SS 01/13/13)
$1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer, exp. 2/24/13 (SS 01/13/13 R)
$0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer, exp. 2/24/13 (SS 01/13/13)
$1/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaning Product, exp. 2/24/13 (SS 01/13/13)
Deal Idea: 

(2) Toilet Gel Kit @ $3.99 = $7.98 – B1G1 coupon and $1/2 coupon

= $2.99/2, Get $3 UP = FREE 

 

 

Hershey Simple Pleasures – $2.99

– $1.50 coupon (from the 1/6/13 SS#1 insert)

And – $1 Rite Aid Flu Booklet Coupon

= 49¢

 

Pantene Hair Care – 2/$7 (must buy 2)
– $3/2 Pantene 12/30/2012 P&G Insert (exp 01/31/2013) *check this Sunday’s paper for a coupon also!
Get $2 UP wyb 2 (limit 1)
= $1 each wyb 2

 

 

A FAVORITE Deal (Back of ad) – Get Back $5.00 UPR wyb $15 worth of Products (Mix “n” Match you are saving about 33% on all!!):

 Dixie or Vanity Fair Cups, Plates, Bowls or Napkins, Wet One Towelettes 24-40ct, RA Home Cutlery 24ct, Plastic Cups 16oz 20ct – B1G1 FREE

  • ·         BEST time to stock up on paper – I have to see if the FREE one counts…?

 7Up or Pepsi Products 12pk 12oz Cans – 3/$10 with In Ad Coupon

HUGE Deal Idea:  Buy 9 = $30 – (2) $5 UP = $20 for all 9… only $2.23 each 12 pack – WOW!!

 Edy’s Grand Ice Cream – 2/$6
$1/2 Edy’s Branded Products printable

 Planters Peanuts 10-16oz, Jack Link’s Jerky 3.25oz – $3.00
$1/1 or 1/2 Planters Product, exp. 2/28/13 (SS 12/02/12 R)

 $3/2 Jack Link’s Jerky, exp. 2/28/13 (Rite Aid Flu Shot Booklet)

 

DiGiorno 12″ Pizza –  2/$10
B2G1 DiGiorno Pizza, exp. 2/9/13 (RP 01/27/13 #2)

Deal Idea:  Buy 3, use Q = $10-$5 UP = $5 for all 3 Pizzas… only $1.67 each!!

 Aquafina Water 24pk 16.9oz Bottles – 2/$10

 M&M’s Candies 9.9-12.6oz, M&M’s Snack Mix or Pouches 8oz, Hershey’s Miniatures and Nuggets 9.4-12oz, Reese’s Pieces 15oz – $3.00
$1/1 M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies Snack Mix, exp. 2/24/13 (RP 01/13/13)

 Lay’s Potato Chips 10-10.5oz, Lipton Tea, Snapple or Gatorade 64oz – $2.00

Deal Idea:  8 Bags = $16 – $5 UP = $11 for all 8 bags… only $1.38 each!!

 

Gatorade 24-32oz (FREE w/ Flu Shot Q), Aquafina 1L, King Sized Candy Bars, Theater Boxed Candy, Pepsi or 7UP, TGI Friday’s Snacks 3.5-4.5oz, Lay’s Stax 5.5-5.75oz, Combos 7oz, Hormel Chili 10.5-15oz, Ice Water 17oz  -$1.00

 Okay BACK to the TOPS ad… are you ready??  Are you hitting up the deals at RA?  Let’s Chat!!

 

 

Weekly Meal Plan

I am adamantly working on the RA and TOPS deals for the week (and getting clothes ready for the consignment sale I swear!!)…there are a TON of deals!!  I was side-tracked with meal planning for the week –BIGGIE with the Super Bowl this week…  and I have Amish Friendship Bread that will be ready this weekend!  Anyone ever used this??  OMG – it is out of this world and I will be dividing soon so let me know if you want a starter! 

So – here is what we are eating – how ‘bout you??

 

WEEKLY MEAL PLAN ~

 

SUNDAY:  Lasagna Dinner – making Sauce to have extra frozen for a meal next week and I am making extra Lasagna Roll ups to freeze as well…

 

MONDAY:   Chicken and Biscuits – or Dumplings – I am looking for a dumpling recipe now…  I have the chicken already frozen from last week and I will make up the “mixture” today so it will become a quick weeknight meal!

 

TUESDAY:  “Not so Sloppy Joes” – never got to these last week and have been waiting to make this awesomeness that my friend Julie introduced to me…  Grands biscuits, flattened out and filled and folded over sloppy joe mix (Manwich is just to easy), with cheese of course… and baked to perfection….  YUMM – I can’t wait!!  With Tator Tots!!

 

WEDNESDAY:  Mom works and Dad makes Tacos…WhooHoo

 

THURSDAY:  Fried Chicken Dinner from Tops (Great Deal this week) with BIG salad

 

FRIDAY:  Boboli Cheeseburger Pizza or Taco Pizza or “whatever is actually left over from the week” Pizza

 

SATURDAY:  FAMILY FUN DAY snow or no snow we are going out to do SOMETHING family fun orientated and will eat “OUT”

 

SUNDAY:  Super Bowl Snacks for Dinner – thinking Potato Skins, Fried Pickles, Sausage Bread, Chicken Wing Dip… all to be served up during the game intervals  because we all know I’ll be glued to the TV during the commercials – BEST part of the Super Bowl!!

 

So – how is your weekend going?  How about what you plan to eat this week?? 

Fun Super Bowl Plans???   Let’s CHAT!!!!

CVS ~ week of 1/27/2013 = AWESOME Deals!!

 

Hellman's Real Mayonnaise

Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alright – at first I wasn’t too thrilled with CVS, but then a friend opened my eyes to the freebie on Children’s Advil (2 for FREE) and upon further investigation, there really are some very HOT deals!!  I am going to have to buy some things, but the prices cannot be beat!  So – I’ll be getting:

 

2 FREE Advil

Dove Body Wash for only .59 each

Ragu and Hellman’s Mayo for about $1 each (AWESOME Price!!)

HUGE stock up deal on 12 packs of POP for only $2.50 each

Axe – you know we LOVE and NEED the AXE…and at .88 each = SCORE!!

 

Check it out:

 

The BEST ECB Deal being offered – Get a $4 ECB wyb 2 products below (limit 1):  *That’s like saving $2 per item! Mix and match as you please but you MUST buy 2 products in order to receive ECB!

• ThermaCare Heatwraps (excludes 1ct) – $4.99

• Advil (40-50ct) – $4.99
• Advil PM (16-20ct) –
$4.99
• Children’s Advil (24ct), Liquid (.5 or 4oz) –
$4.99
• Centrum Silver (80ct), Adults (100ct) Kids (80ct), Flavor Burst Chews  –
$6.00
• Caltrate (60ct) –
$6.99
• Dimetapp (8oz) –
$6.99
• Robitussin  –
$6.99

Deal Ideas:

2 Children’s Advil – $4.99 = $9.98
– B1G1 Printable coupon
= $4.99
– $1 coupon from 1/27 RP
Get $4 ECB

= 2 / FREE!!

 

2 Thermacare Heat Wraps 2-3ct. – $4.99
-2  $3/1 Thermacare HeatWrap, 2 ct+, 2 ct+
Get $4 ECB wyb 2
= 2 / FREE!!

 

Stock up on Dove (or Caress) Body Wash – Get $5 ECB wyb $15 (limit 1) – 2.99
Buy (5) and Total Cost = $14.95
– $1/1 Dove Body Wash, 16 oz+, excludes trial & Men+Care 01/27/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/24/2013)
AND – $2 off $5 Body Wash Purchase (CRT print week of 1/20)
Get $5 ECB wyb $15 (limit 1) = $2.95
= as low as $.59 each wyb 5

 

Another favorite – Hellman’s and Ragu Deal – Get $5 in ECB WYB $15 worth of participating products (Limit 1):  
• Hellmann’s Mayo (22-30oz) 2/$6
• Ragu Pasta Sauce 3/$5
– $1/2 Hellman’s coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)
-$1/3 Ragu coupon (from the 1/27/13 RP insert)

Deal Ideas:

 

6 Ragu ($10) and 2 Hellman’s ($6) = $16.00

-$3 in coupons

Get $5 ECB

=$8.oo for all or only $1 each!!

 

9 Ragu  = $15

-$3 in coupons

Get $5 ECB

=$8.oo for all or only $1 each!!

 

3 Ragu ($5) and 4 Hellman’s ($12) = $17.00

-$3 in coupons

Get $5 ECB

=$9.oo for all or only $1.11 each!! * My choice!!

 

6 Hellman’s = $18.00

-$3 in coupons

Get $5 ECB

=$10.00 for all or only $1.66 each!!

 

Then the POP stock up deal – Get $5 in ECB WYB $20 worth of participating products (Limit 1):
• Pepsi 2L 99¢     • Doritos (excludes baked) $2.99
• Dove Chocolate Minis Hearts 2/$6     • Lay’s Dip $2.99
• Mars Chocolate Fun Size (6pk) 5/$5     • Mars Chocolate King Size 2/$3
• Mars Chocolate Minis or Snickers Fun Size (9-11.5oz) 2/$6
• M&Ms Pouches (8oz) 2/$6     • Pepsi (12pk) 3/$10
• Rockstar, AMP or Starbucks Refreshers 2/$3
• Starbucks Frappucinno or DoubleShot (4pk) 2/$10
• Tostitos $2.99

 

Deal Idea:

 

Buy 6-12 packs = $20

Get $5 ECB

=$15.00 for 6-12 packs, or only $2.50 each!!

(PSST – That is .20 per can!! Are you seriously spending over $1 each in machines or at the corner store??)

 

Then there is the Axe – oh how the AXE flows in a home with a TWEEN boy in it…  Get  $4 in ECB WYB three (3) Deodorant, Gel, Shampoo, Conditioner (Limit 1) – 3/$13
– B2G1 Axe Shower Gels, 16 oz, or detailer, excludes 16 oz twin packs and trial, up to $5.99 01/27/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/10/2013)
AND $1/1 Axe, anti-perspirant, deodorant, or bodyspray 01/27/2013 RP Insert (exp 02/24/2013)
Get Back: $4 ECB wyb 3 (limit 1)
= $2.66 for all 3, or only .88 each!! 

(Now that is a HUGE deal to my son – whoohoo, grab it while you can!!)

 

I’m “lovin” it!!   Yeah or Nay on CVS?  Let’s Chat!!

Thoughtful Thursday ~ What’s Up, You??

A teacup on a saucer.

A teacup on a saucer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Thoughtful Thursday… hmmm… what are your thoughts?? 

MINE??  Let’s see…  Completely Muddled…

~ so let’s review shall we: 

Toaster Struedel – LOVE it, random I know, BUT LAWD it is sooo good!!!

Keurig – mine SUX but probably cuz my water SUX and even though I use a Brita pitcher to fill it, and run vinegar through it all the time it still only makes a half a tea cup and who are they scarin’ with that???

.25 sale on Christmas Items at DG – I picked up boxes of cards, multiple bags, bows and ornaments all for a quarter yesterday!!  Probably won’t be able to find them next year, but what a bargain – LOL!!

Stamp increase – oh yes, another penny… next week… forever stamp anyone??  Snail Mail anyone??  I can’t remember the last time I used a real stamp…  hope my PAL Jeff isn’t reading this…..  I promise to update the CHIP at work Jeff!!!

Volunteering in Kindergarten– SERIOUSLY, the very best part of my week!!  Maybe cuz they are the only ones who listen to me – ??!!  And they all want to sit next to me and be my friend… I definitely feel the LOVE!!!  And Kindergarteners are cute – and mostly sweet… WHY do they have to grow up????

http://www.bookbub.com/home/ – Have you signed up??  FREE kindle books emailed to you EVERY SINGLE DAY!! I use it all the time – AMAZING!!  Go NOW!!!!

Winter Activities – I promised my kid’s I would play with them in the snow…  I hate snow, I hate playing and sometimes those kids……  what’s a Mama to do?  How can “playing” “outside” be fun??  Does anyone else HATE to play?? Bad Mom??  Ideas??

TOPS looks GREAT next week – who’s ready for an all out shopping trip??  Does anyone else LOVE to grocery shop??  I’m talking Keibasa, pepperoni and potato chips HERE!!  Sometimes I pass up my night out to shop more deals – on my night out…  I am aware of the issues I have – Thank you!  Just looking for someone who shares my psychosis…  ???

My daughter, the STAR  – my baby girl was in the paper yesterday – The Daily – too cute, studious little girl… LOL… LIES, all LIES!!!  Would LOVE to show you the picture, but she took it to school and left it there….LOVE her sooooo much (not enough to PLAY with though) hahaha!!

So – LET’S CHAT… what do you got – gimme something – anything??!!

 

Monday Matchups = $85 FREE and a $17+ MoneyMaker at Rite-aid!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARite-aid wins the BOO-YAH award of the week!!  Today I shopped there and got over $85.00 worth of AWESOME goods – FREE –  and I made over $17.00!! 

Check out how I did these super awesome deals!!

2-Sure Deodorant – B1G1 FREE  – $3.29
Get $2 +UP Reward (Limit 2) *monthly deal
= Better than FREE wyb 2!!  (NO coupon needed) 

2-GE CFL Light Bulbs 1ct. – $3.99
-$1/1 GE Energy Smart, Reveal CFL, Energy Efficient Reveal, or Energy Efficient Soft White Lighting product – 01/06/2013 SS
Get $3 UP+ (limit 2)
= FREE!!

6-Stride ID or Dentyne Gum – 3/$3 (must buy 3)
– B1G1 Stride I.D. Gum Printable
Get $2 UP+ wyb 3 (limit 4)
= FREE!!

2-Halls Cough Drops – 2/$3 (must buy 2)
$1/2 Halls Drops Bags, 17 ct+ 01/06/2013 SS Insert (exp 02/11/2013)
Get $1 UP wyb 2 (limit 2)
= .50 each / $1.00

4-Post Cereals– 2/$5 (must buy 2) and FREE milk
– $1/1 Post Cereal– 01/06/2013 SS
AND FREE milk wyb 4 cereals
PLUS – because I “found” flu shot coupon booklets, I used 2 – $1/2 Post Cereal Qs

Get $2 ECB wyb 2 (limit 2)
= FREE and FREE milk !!

4-Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent or Ultra Packs – 2/$5 (must buy 2)
– $1/1 Purex Detergent, liquid or UltraPacks – 01/06/2013 RP
Get $1 UP wyb 2 (limit 2)
= $1 each / $4.00

5- L’Oreal (3 Youth Code, 2 Revitalift)

-$5-“in Rite-aid ad” coupon on L’Oreal Youth Code or Revitalift
L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser (8oz) $7.99
L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser (5oz) $7.29

– $1 manufacturer coupon (from the 1/6/13 RP#2 insert)
-2
L’Oreal Skincare $3/2 printable coupon
AND
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift, Youth Code or Age Perfect $10 Rebate printable for
* with 20% discount

 (5) @ $7.29 – 20% off = $5.83 x 5 = $29.15

– (5) $5 in-ad coupons
= $4.14

– (2) $3/2 coupons
– (1) $1/1 coupon
= +$2.86 MONEYMAKER

– $10 MIR
= + 12.86 MONEYMAKER – whooohoooo   

 

First BONUS – My store had the flu shot coupon booklets out FREE for the taking, so I grabbed 4 and got the $1 off Gatorade coupons out – along with the $1/2 POST Cereal Q’s… bought four Gatorades at $1 each, used the 4 coupons and actually got $1 UP reward back…  4 FREE and $1 = awesome!!

 

So – at this point I am up over $7… but the best part of all was that I hit the $150 level and got the BONUS $10 UP reward as well… $15 MoneyMaker… and that is how you hit a slam dunk at RA… OH YEAH!!!

 

What is your favorite deal of the week??  Let’s Chat!!

 

Sunday Fun – Consignment Sale and Meal Planning… YEAH, that’s FUN!!!

 unday Funday – not so much…  Anyone else ever get themselves into too much to handle at one time?  I am famous for doing that to myself… this weekend (being a long weekend) I committed myself to going through some clothes and FINALLY getting situated with the WINTER clothes (and putting away the shorts and swimsuits for GAWD SAKES!!!)  I know I have mentioned MANY times that organization is not my strong suit…  if it was I could probably RULE THE WORLD – doncha’ know??!!  Anyhow – in this house, I swear, we have enough clothes for a small country… yet I have a tough time finding clean underwear….  SERIOUSLY – is that TMI?  Oh well, we’re all friends here, right??  And where in the name of all that is good and wholley is that bag of heavy sweat-shirts that I put away to be easily accessible when I need it – which is NOW….  UGH!! 

Anyhow,  I have a wonderful friend that is the “organizational queen” and she and another friend own and operate a bi-annual consignment sale which is coming up… Check out MOTHERTIME MARKETPLACE here – HI Jen and Jessi!!  AND I say I am going to get rid of the clothes once and for all, every single time – I mean really, last time I actually got my act together and took clothes I made over $500…  So that is my goal… I am bagging up all I can (I am going to use the “Mommy REP. – Helper Service” and take a reduced commission but will have someone else do all the work for me – Hi Brandi!!) and am excited about the reduction of clothes we will have to dig through to find something; 1 – weather appropriate, 2 – that actually fits… and a pair of clean underwear!!!    

So anyhow, baby steps here… I have one full big black garbage bag and want to have at least a second by the end of the weekend… which in my twisted mind has me home working so I might as well think about my weekly meal plan and multi-task myself half to death…  LOL!  See my issues???  And since I am thinking about the week’s meal plan, I might as well document the horror of it all so someone can laugh WITH me…. You are laughing WITH me – and not AT me – right????

So back in the kitchen I go – where I do really LOVE to be, I just wish I had a “cleaner up – er” to follow me around…don’t we all!  Anyhow, making my meal plan on Sundays really allows me to plan ahead and get a head start on everything for the week.  For example, we like to have a big family meal on Sundays and I try to make a bunch extra of whatever the main course is and then plan some quick week night meals from the leftovers.  This week I chose a ham dinner for our Sunday Meal and then picked out a few more ham dishes for the week.  One of the meals we have all been craving is Chicken Cordon Blue so I added it to the meal plan ~ and realizing I need chunked chicken, I am actually making the chicken today and picking a few other meals including the chicken to round out the week’s meals. 

So here is the WEEKLY MEAL PLAN:

 

SUNDAY:  Ham Dinner (Did you know that pouring soda/pop over your ham reduces the “saltiness” – it has made a HUGE difference in the taste of my hams and I will never NOT use it again!!)

 

MONDAY:  Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole (New Recipe I’ll share this week)

 

TUESDAY:  Baked Fried Chicken with a Salad

 

WEDNESDAY:  Baked Ziti – Olive Garden Recipe w/Alfredo and Leftovers of Salad and Chicken

 

THURSDAY:  Ham Sliders (another new recipe that I am trying out as our SuperBowl highlight)and Baked Mac’n’Cheese using Gnocchi – made in the crockpot!

 

FRIDAY:  Not so Sloppy Joes – my friend Julie introduced these to me and I have to try them… Grands biscuits, flattened out and filled and folded over sloppy joe mix, with cheese of course… and baked to perfection….  YUMM – I can’t wait!!

 

SATURDAY:  Ham and Cheese Braid

 

SUNDAY:  Turkey Dinner – YUP, another biggie to have lots of leftovers and plan some easy meals for the next week!

 

So – how is your weekend going?  Does anyone else want to share their dysfunction??  How about what you plan to eat this week??  Let’s CHAT!!!!

 

 

TOPS deals, “working a stockpile”… week of 1/20/13

 

Baileys

Baileys (Photo credit: Ivana Di Carlo)

Looking ahead I see some decent stock up options at TOPS… printing a few q’s will make for FREE Tuna, and cheap Tomatoes, Heluva Good Chunk Cheese and Nature Valley Granola Bars. 

 

This week’s inserts will also have q’s for Rotel Tomatoes and Bailey’s Creamer that will be worthy.

 

So – for less than $25 you could get 4 of everything listed and have a nice stock pile started!  I’ll show you a pic. on Sunday… and will add to the list as the week and the deals progress…

 

 

Chicken of the Sea – $1

-.50 printable (doubled)

= FREE

 

Rotel Tomatoes – $1

-.50/2 (doubled) from 1/20 SS

= $1/2 or only .50 each

 

Furmano’s Canned Tomatoes – $1

-$1/3 Printable

= $2/3 or .67 each

 

Bailey’s Creamer – 2/$4 – $2 Each

-$1 Q from 1/20 SS

= $1 Each

 

Heluva Good Chunk Cheese – 2/$4 – $2 each

-.50 Q (doubled)

= $1 each

 

Nature Valley Granola Bars – $4/6 (Must buy 4)

-2 / .50 Printables (doubled)

= $4 or only $1 each

Nature Valley Granola Bars 50¢/2 printable coupon
Nature valley Granola Bars 50¢/2 printable coupon

 

CVS ~ week of 1/20/13

 

Crest toothpaste Purchased Feb. 2005 in Atlant...

Crest toothpaste Purchased Feb. 2005 in Atlanta, GA, USA. The tube came in a box, which isn’t included in the photo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CVS has some CHEAP deals on very useful products this week as well….  There is a freebie on Crest rinse and a few Greeting cards and for another $6 you can grab 6 more products; Colgate Rinse, Speedstick and Revlon makeup…  Check it out:

 

Crest 3D White Toothpaste or Pro-Health Rinse 8-8.4oz. – $2.99
– $1.50/1 Crest Rinse, 458 – 12/30/2012 P&G

Or -$0.50/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, – 12/30/2012 P&G
Get $2 ECB (limit 2)
= as low as FREE!! + $.50 overage wyb the rinse!!

 

Revlon Face Products: Foundation, Concealer, Powder, Bronzer or Blush – strating at $8.99   Buy (2) and Total Cost = as low as $17.98
-TWO  $2/1 Revlon Foundation, powder, Concealer, Blush or Primer (01/13/2013 SS)
AND –  $3 off $10 Revlon Cosmetic or Beauty Tools (CRT print week of 1/06 and 1/13)
Get $7 ECB wyb 2 (limit 1)
= as low as $1.99 each wyb 2

 

American Greeting Cards  – $1.99+
– B3G1 FREE American Greeting Cards priced $1 – $2.99 (CRT print week of 1/13)

OR – $2/3 American Greetings CVS Coupon (from CVS site)

AND – American Greetings $1/3 printable coupon

Get $3 ECB wyb $10 (limit 1)
= 3 FREE cards!!

Try this scenario ~

(3) $1.99 american greetings = $5.97
– $2/3 cvs coupon
– $1/3 manufacturer coupon
= $2.97/3 and Get $3 ECB = FREE

 

Get $6 ECB wyb $12 of products below:  (limit 1)

  • ·         Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick – $2.99

– $1/1 Speed Stick, excludes Trial Size (1/20 SS)

  • ·         Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash – $3.00

-$.75/1 or $1/2 Softsoap Body Wash (1/20 SS)

  • ·         Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 4oz, Rinse 8oz. or Toothbrush – $3.00

– $1/1 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz+ (01/06/2013 SS)  

Try this scenario ~

(2) Colgate Optic White Rinse 8oz. – $3.00
(2) Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick – $2.99
= $11.98
– (2) $1/1 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz+ (01/06/2013 SS)
– (2) $1/1 Speed Stick (1/20 SS)
Get $6 ECB wyb $12 (limit 1)
= $1.98 for all 4 products!!