Saturday, January 10, 2009

Lots of Snow Play!!

Here's what the boys have been up to today! Sledding, sledding, and more sledding. I think we're probably up to about 9 inches of the white stuff...and it's still coming!
Have a great snow day and don't forget the hot coco!

Walgreens 1-11

Go here to see this weeks deals.

It looks like there are a few FREE things to be gotten! YAY!

Daily Dose

Luke chapter 24

Verse 7

'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'

Friday, January 9, 2009

Menards trip done!

Here's one more store to report on! MENARDS---All this FREE!!!(after rebates come)
Well it was kind of a scavenger hunt to find all the things but Shad and I made it through the store with out too much difficulty!
We spent $30.33
We got all the rebate items and a $10 gift card for Shawn to use later. My rebates should total $19. So as soon as we get them we'll use that to get the next batch of FREE stuff and hopefully not pay out of pocket again.
Go here to see my first Menards post and what we're doing if you're curious!

Weekly Grocery Trip

It's hard to see it all but I think I got alot of groceries this week!
I had a little $ left over from last week since I haven't done any "real" shopping in 3 weeks!
So my total for Kroger and Meijer was $71.31. I thought that was a little higher than it should be and sure enough I was charged regular price for my hamburger instead of the Managers Special at Meijer. I didn't see it till I got home...
So I was overcharged by almost $5. grrrrrr.
Well I guess I will just roll with the punch and keep a better eye while ringing stuff up.
Even with that I was still in my budget!
My savings at Kroger was 54% and the total at Meijer saved was $48.45!
I'll be back next week with my normal budget of $55.
see you then!

My Walgreens Trip

All this for $4.39 oop (out of pocket) WOW!!

I had $15. worth of RR to use from the deals I worked last week.

So after the RR, all my MQ, and the Walgreens Q; my reciept says I saved $52.89!

I'm more excited that I only spent $4.39 for all these very useable groceries.

Make sure you start shopping at Walgreens and you can do it too!

If you want to learn more you can go here to MoneySavingMoms Walgreens 101
Feel free to ask me any questions!

Daily Dose

Luke chapter 23

Verse 34

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they fo not know what they are doing."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Daily Dose

Luke chapter 22

Verse 19

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is my body given for you; do this in rememberance of me."

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Weekly Meals

Here's what we're eating next week...

Mon.-- Waffles with rasp. syrup (some of us will have regular syrup!)

Tues.--Hamburgers with brown gravy, potatoes, and cole slaw

Wed.-- Spaghetti with cheesy bread

Thurs. --Chic. dumplings with mashed potatoes --Sarahs recipe--(I'm finally trying it)

Friday--leftovers or out

Saturday-- pizza--maybe Pizza Hut with Book-its

Sunday -- Crock pot Beef roast with potatoes and veggies

This week I only have to buy potatoes. Everything else for all these meals I already have on hand. This way most all of my budget can just buy the things on sale that I have coupons for!

New goal... I'm going to attempt to make one NEW recipe each week. Now this is a lofty goal for me since I seem to get stuck in my ways. But I thought I'd at least try.

This week the new recipe is Chicken and dumplings. I linked to Sarahs recipe above!

Daily Dose

Luke Chapter 21

Verses 3-4

"I tell you the truth", he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kroger 1-6

Here is the few things I see at Kroger this week... Remember my Kroger triples up to and including .50cents, Everything else is face value.
Powerade .88cents- .40MQ= FREE
Softsoap liquid soap $1. -.50MQ= FREE
Suave deodorant $1. - .75MQ= .25 cents each
Suave sham. or cond. $1.- .50/2 MQ= .25 cents each wyb 2
Kroger Tortilla chips .88 cents
4 Pk Cottonelle .99 -.50MQ= (FREE this is regular price)
Don't forget you can go here and here and load coupons right onto your Kroger card. You can stack these coupons with MQ for extra savings. When you buy the item the discount comes right off automatically!
Only load the ones you thing you will use because there is a limit of, I think, 25 that can be loaded to your card.
Have a great week!

Daily Dose

Luke chapter 20
Verse 42
David himself declares in the book of Psalms:
"The Lord said to my Lord:
"Sit at the right hand until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Menards 1-4

Here's a new feature that we're pretty excited about.

Did you know that Menards has Free after Rebate items? I guess I always knew that they did but I never thought of using it like I do Walgreens and CVS. Why??? I have no idea. At Christmas Sarah had a bunch of stuff in her "Free" stocking from rebates at Menards...

That got Shawn and I thinking... why aren't we taking advantage of all this FREE stuff. So we're starting this week. We will basically buy the free stuff, wait on the rebates and then use those to buy the next batch of free stuff!! We also are not sure how often they have free stuff...Weekly or Monthly???

The only catch we see is that you have to spend an additional $10. of non rebate items. Well for us having a floor business Shawn spends at least that anyway. But if he has an off week and doesn't need something then we will just get a gift card to use it at a later date.

I doubt there are many families with homes that couldn't spend $10./ week at Menards on things they buy anyway. Like light bulbs, softener salt, tools, or bigger items that you can save the gift cards and use all at once.

Anyway I just thought that I would pass this along. We haven't tried it yet but we will keep you informed as to how works as we find out!

In this weeks flyer we will get...
7 pc. Hex L Key set free after $2. rebate. limit 1
25' extension cord --free after $4. rebate. limit 2
32 oz. De-Icer-- free after $3. rebate limit 2
12 oz. gas treatment -- free after $1.50 rebate limit 2
Color Wonder paint and mega sheet set --$1.99 after $3. rebate. this isn't free but would make a great gift for some ones birthday. limit 2
We will have an initial $20. cost to get the first batch then we will just use that $20. on more rebate items and shouldn't pay out of pocket again. Sounds like a great deal to me!!
Thanks Sarah for the idea!!

Daily Dose

It's good to finally be back to my normal daily dose.

Luke chapter 19

verse 38

"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!"

"Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Meijer 1-4

Meijer looks pretty good this week.

Here's what I see...(remember my Meijer doubles MQ)

Kleenex 4/$5. -.50/3MQ= .92 each

Electasol $3. -$2.50MQ= .50cents each

Smuckers grape jelly 1.25- .35MQ= .55 cents

Gallon Milk $2.00

Boneless chuck roast $2./pound

Kelloggs Cereal 2.00- $1. MQ= $1. per box

Era laundry det. $3.

Nestle cookie dough $2. -$1.MQ= $1.

Meijer chips 3/$5.

Jacks pizza 4/$10.

Eckrich hot dogs 2/$3.

Meijer 10/10 get 11th FREE--
lots is a few that caught my eye
Not a lot of coupon matchups since it's mostly Meijer brand...

Meijer pastry treats
Meijer popcorn
Meijer pretzels
Dole cole slaw
Dole salad
Baby carrots
Fruit Naturals -.50/2 Vocal point= .50cents each
There is more check the ad at

Here is more matchups at Nickels N dimes

So what do you see???


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