Monday, August 27, 2012

~Kroger & Kmart Trips~

Kroger’s weekly ad started today, I had to run to Kmart anyway so we walked on over to Kroger to score some deals. LOTS of 50% deals this week!

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(1) Sparkle Paper Towels $3.09

(1) Frigo String Cheese $3.50

(2) Dial Soap $.88 each

(1) Bread $.49

(1) Stayfree $1.99  *Great donation!*

(12) Sobe $1.00 each

(3) Lipton Green Tea $1.00

(5) Kelloggs Fruit Snacks $1.49 each

(3) Duncan Hines $1.19 each

Sale buy 10 Sobe,Lipton tea..etc get 5 free


(1) $1.00 Sparkle (Blinkie coupon)

(2) $.35 dial ( red plum 8/19/2012)

(2) $.35 Duncan Hines product HERE

(1) $.55 Duncan Hines Brownie (No longer available)

(5) $1.00 Kelloggs Fruit Snacks (tearpad)

(1) $.55 Frigo (Smartsource 8-12-12)

(1) $2.00 Stayfree (Smartsource 07/22/2012 )

(5) $1.00/2 Sobe (Blinkie)

$5.00 Kraft foods catalina from last week

Total $10.77

Saved $53.04    84% savings!!

Im very excited for this trip!! Sobe and the green tea are my favorite drinks but I never NEVER have room for them in my budget but with my coupons and this sale I DID!

My Sobe coupons I have been collecting for such a sale, every time I went to the store I would take one or two, I never took them all at once . Ive been collecting them for about a month , very surprised they lasted that long. I have one or two coupons left . I hope I can go back and get more before this sales over.

The fruit snack coupons were from a booklet I believe, I got them off eBay. I don’t recommend buying them but I got 20 for $2 , and this is something we buy very regularly.

The Frigo string cheese is normally $6!!  That’s crazy to me, I'm thinking about getting some more while its cheap .



I forgot to take a picture of my Kmart trip . The cashier told me on my last trip that I had $5 in points expiring today , and then when I got home I had an email saying I was awarded with $5 in points to use in apparel so I guess that was the $5 the cashier was telling me about.  I decided to try and find something for Lily. I refuse to let money expire! I really wanted to find  her shoes for her birthday but settled for a really cute Dora  Shirt and pants for next year, after my points I spent $2.72. Keep an eye on your emails, this is the 3rd or 4th time I have gotten points for doing nothing !


Budget spent: $13.49

Budget remaining: $34.01

Sunday, August 26, 2012

~Meijer Trip~


I made a trip to Meijer to take advantage of the  Kraft Catalina, We use a lot of cheese and it has a long expiration date on it. Even though we do use a lot I really didn’t want to go through line with 10 bags of cheese Smile with tongue out  I mixed a few different items so I could get the Catalina AND get a few items we needed. My husband came with me for this trip so I decided to do two separate orders so I didn’t have to worry about making a special trip up to use it.

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1st transaction

(6) Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.88 each

(2) Deli Fresh lunchmeat $2.50 each

(2) Kraft Singles $2.50 each


     (3) $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese

     (2) $1.00 Kraft singles

     (2) $1.00 Deli Fresh

Total: $14.28

Received $10.00 Catalina   ------> details HERE


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I picked up a few items we needed for the week , and decided to take advantage of the Catalina again.

(2) Kraft Shredded Cheese $1.88  each

(1) Kraft Singles $2.50 each

(2) Vlastic  Pickles $2.42 each

(1) Meijer Fruit Snacks $1.85

(1) Bath Sponge $.99

(1) Folgers Coffee $8.99

(1) Hidden Valley Ranch $1.43

(1) Apples $4.49

(1) fountain drink $.99

(1) Bic Flame Disk $3.99


$2.00/2 Vlastic (mPerks)

FREE Bic Flame Disk (SS 8-26-2012)

$1.00/2 Kraft Shredded cheese

$1.00 Kraft Singles

$10.00 Catalina from 1st transaction

Total: $ 18.22

Received $2.00 Kraft Foods Catalina 



Budget used $32.50

Budget remaining $47.50

Friday, August 24, 2012

~Kmart Trip~


I took advantage of great deal at Kmart, and got some clearance Lily clothes! !
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(2) Glade Diffuser  Buy one get one free $8.49

(2) Glade air freshener Buy one get one free $4.49

(3) Velveeta Shells and cheese  $2.00 each

(2) Propel Zero $2.50 each

(1) Kitchen towel $1.25

(1) Aristocrats nightgown $4.79

(1) Spongebob shirt $2.39

(1) Princess pajamas $2.99

*Kmart doubles up 5 coupons when you buy $25 or more (this is before coupons!)*

Used $5.00 Kids advantage email coupon

          $5.00 Glade Diffuser  HERE

          $3.00 Glade starter kit HERE

         (2) $1.00 Propel Zero 6pk (insert months ago)

         (3) $1.00 Velveeta Shells and Cheese HERE

Total: $14.19

Received $ 1.00 on your next order from Glade (buy two get $1)

$2.00 on your next order from Kraft foods  info HERE

They have tons of clothes 40% off already clearance prices! The $5 email coupon I have had for awhile and forgot exactly what it was for, I remember it just said kids merchandise.

I had a ton of issues with my coupons scanning, the new barcode NEVER seems to scan at my store.  She had to key in the Velveeta and the Kids advantage coupon. And it took her awhile to do that. She was really nice though so no complaining Smile

She also told me I had $5 in points expiring in next three days so I have to go back soon. Hoping there is a good paper products deal next week.

On another blog I saw you can use two of the Glade coupons even though one is free. I know how much trouble I have at my store so I decided not to try it.

~ HOT Kraft Foods Catalina!~


I have already taken advantage of this at a couple different stores, I'm loving it!

Buy participating Kraft Foods products between 08/19/2012 and 09/15/12 and save up to $10.00 on a future order with coupon,

Purchase requirements:

Buy (3-5) & get $2.00

(6-9) & get $5.00

(10) or more & get $10

On a future order with coupon.

There are lots of participating products, check out all the details HERE

~Kroger Run~


When I saw the hot new coupons I knew I had to make another Kroger run. Luckily I found some of my cash stashed in my wallet so I stayed in my budget!

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All of my items were Mega Event items

            *Buy ten get $5 off*

(6) Oscar Meyer Turkey Hot Dog $1.99 each

(2) International Delight $2.99 Each

(1) Kroger Singles $1.79

(1) Diet Mt Dew 2 liter $1.50

-$5 for buying ten items

- (3) $1.00/2 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs HERE

- (2) $1.50 International delight HERE

-$4.00 in on your next order (previous transactions)

= $9.21

Received $5.00 on your next order Catalina *this is an awesome Kraft foods deal I will post next Smile 

Hot dogs freeze well, we use a couple packs a month , and the date on these is October so these keep us set for a couple months.

The International delight coupons was available the other day, but it was only printing for some so not real sure if its still available.

~HOT new coupons!!~


There are quite a few HOT new coupons available and I suggest printing them soon. I doubt they last long. The expiration is a short one though so if you do not think you will have time this week to shop, then you might want to sit this one out Smile

There are extremely rare and high value coupons! I was so excited I went shopping ! Smile with tongue out

- $1.00/2 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs 16 oz

- $1.00 Velveeta shells and cheese Dinner

- $1.00 Capri Sun product 10pk

- $1.00/2 Kraft Shredded Cheese

These are all available on so go clip!!

I already scored with these at Kmart & Kroger. Post coming shortly Smile

~Meijer run~

I had $20 left in my weekly budget (I later found some cash stuffed in my wallet I didn’t realize I still had.) and needed a few more items so while I was there I ran into some awesome clearance deals . I also picked up some birthday presents.

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*The good deals*

Aunt Millies bread $1.50 each

Kraft Parmesan Cheese $3.59

     Used $.50 Peelie & $.35 Mperks

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*Clearance finds*

Polar Wind window fan $21.00

Fruitables 24 variety pack juice $5.00

Cincinnati Reds backpack  $7.87

Cincinnati Reds animal $5.25


I was most excited about the clearance, we LOVE the window fan . We already had one and it really helps cool the house down without AC on. I needed a birthday gift for a huge Cincinnati Reds fan so that was amazing!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

~Mega Event part 2~

I made two trips to two different Kroger stores today to take advantage of some mega event deals. My normal store is a very small store so I went to the bigger one in hopes of finding some ideas my store does not carry.

1st Trip today

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*Trips are combined in the pictures*

(3) Huggies Baby Wipes $2.49 Each

(2) Bisquick  Shake and pour $2.25 Each

(2) Pillsbury Biscuit Sandwiches $1.99 Each

(2) Pillsbury Scrambles $1.99 each

(4) General Mills Treats $2.39 each

(4) Nabisco Snack Paks $1.49 each

(1) Motts Apple Juice $2.29 each

(2) Smart Balance Milk $2.49 each

*Coupons used*

(2)  $.75 Huggies Wipes (online can’t remember where)

(1) $.50 Huggies Wipes (SS 08/12/12)

(2) $.60 Bisquick (HERE)

(2) $.55 Pillsbury Scrambles (GM 08/05/12)

(2) FREE Pillsbury Biscuit Sandwich (not sure where I got these)

(4) $.50 General Mills Treats (GM 08/05/12)

(2) $.75/2 Nabisco Cookies/Crackers (SS 08/05/12 R)

(1) $1.00  Motts Juice (online no longer available)

(2) $1.50 Smart Balance (SS 08/05/12 R)

$2.00 & $1.00 on your next orders from previous orders.

-$10 for buy 20 Mega Items

Total: $7.07

*I also should receive $2.05 in my SavingStar account for various items.

*For some reason the cashier took off $2.69 each for the free coupons, have no idea where she got that from…


2nd trip

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(4) Oscar Meyer Turkey Hot Dogs $2.49 each

(2) Ronzoni Noodles $.99 each

(1) Lysol Wipes $2.68

(4) Nature Valley Protein bars $2.49 each

(2) Fiber one chewy bars $2.49 each

(2) Motts Apple Sauce to go $2.49 each

(1) Mountain Dew 2 liter $1.50

(1) International delight $2.99

(1) Welches Jelly $2.15

(2) Smart Balance Milk $2.49 each

*Other items*

Buns $1.00

Hoagy Buns $1.00

Egglands eggs $2.49

(2) Bread $.49 each

*Coupons used*

$.35 Welches Jelly (RP 07/29/12)

(2)$1.50 Smart Balance Milk (SS 08/05/12 )

$1.00 Lysol Wipes (Kroger mailer)

(4) $.50 Nature Valley (SS 07/15/12)

(2) $.50 Fiber chewy (GM 08/05/12)

-$10 for buying 20 Mega items

Total: $36.21

and received $2.00 on your next order from Kraft foods for buying Oscar Meyer hot dogs.

and $2.00 on your next order for buying 4 Nature Valley bars

I had two $1.00 coupons for the Motts applesauce but I forgot to give them to her Sad smile

~Kroger Mega Event~

The “What a Deal” Mega Event started last week at Kroger and continues this week. This is the best mega event I have seen in awhile, I was so excited !  I stocked up on a lot of things. Some things we wouldn’t necessary use on a regular basic but because it was such a good deal I stocked up. My husband takes his lunch to work everyday to avoid spending so much money at the machines. So most of the snacks will be for his lunches . When I used to work at the same factory he works at I could easily spend $10 a DAY on drinks and food. It was crazy.

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Here is what I got my first trip.

*Mega Event Items*

(4) Mott’s Juice  $2.29 Each

(1) Smart Balance Milk $2.49

(6) Nabisco Sack Paks $1.49 each

(4) Nature Valley Granola Bars/Thins $2.49 each

(2) Oreida Grillers $2.49 each

(1) Lucky Charms Treats $2.49

(4) Betty Crocker Potatoes $2.17 each

(3) Birdseye Corn $1.49 each

(4) Ragu $1.77 each

(1) Welches Jelly $1.65

*Other items*

(1) Manwich $1.07

(4) Del Monte Peas $1.00 Each

(1) Bread $1.00

(1) Buns $1.00

(1) Egglands best eggs $2.49


*Coupons used*

$.35 Welches Jelly (RP 07/29/12)

$.60/2 Ragu (RP 07/29/12)

$.40/2 Ragu (RP 07/29/12)

$1.00/3 Birdeyes Veggies (Kroger Mailer)

(2) $.50/2 Betty Crocker Potatoes (HERE)

$.50 General Mills Treats (GM 08/05/12)

(2) $1.00 Oreida Grillers (Family Fun magazine)

(2) $.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars/Thins (SS 07/15/12)

(3) $.75/2 Nabisco Cookies/Crackers (SS 08/05/12 R)

(1) $1.50 Smart Balance Milk (SS 08/05/12)

(4) $1.00 Motts Juice or Sauce (Two different online coupons no longer available *I think)

-$15.00 for buying 30 Mega items

Total :$37.46

Saved: $52.37   58% Savings

I also received $1.00 on your next order coupon for buying four Del Monte

and $2.00 on your next order for buying four Nature Valley

I am not sure how long these last.

I was really happy with this trip, I was able to get stuff we need, snacks for Lily's birthday party, and my husbands favorite snacks for work.

~Making a Comeback~

I’ve been gone for a few months, as you all could see. I've been struggling balancing everything.  Lily is now almost 3 years old and is pretty much attached to my hip 24/7, which I love most of the time, but I struggle with having time for my hobbies. I am going to try and make myself make time for blogging. So hang on tight, don’t give up on me…I'm back Smile

So since I have been gone deals have been very hard to come by, I got into a bad coupon funk, and I just really didn’t care anymore. I have been having a very hard time staying within my budget Sad smile  We are trying  very hard to eat healthier and eat less processed foods , that just makes my budget seem very unattainable.

However this past week the Kroger mega event and a bunch of really good coupons lately have given me hope Smile  I will hopefully be sharing some of my other adventures I have been exploring. Lots of DIY and crafty stuff coming up!!