Saturday, February 7, 2009

CVS 2-8

Here's what I see at CVS this week....


*Ritz or Wheat Thins--$1. -$2/2 MQ= FREE

*Gillette fusion gamer--$7.99 get 4 ecb --$4.MQ= FREE...this may not be reset from previous weeks.


Monthly...See the booklet here.

*Mylanta cherry ultimate strength--might be clearanced at your store for $3.65 - $2. MQ here- get 3 ecb back... $1.35 MM---read about the deal here

*Childrens asprin $1.99 get 1.99 ecb---FREE--limit 1
*Ear rinse --$7.99 get 7.99 ecb back---FREE --limit 2
*Extreme Energy 6 hr shot--$4.99 get 4.99 ecb back--FREE--limit 1

See all the deals and ad scans here...

New Freebie Site

Looks like a cool new Freebies site--Shop4freebies. You don't have to register and everything is in categories! Be sure to check it often. It even has a newest tab so it should be very easy to see the new stuff!
One of the best things about freebies is that they almost always come with coupons!
thanks stretching a buck for the link!

Walgreens 2-8

Here's the few items I see at Walgreens this week...
Bounty paper towels--.89 cents- .25 MQ= .65 cents will need 7 day coupon from flyer
snickers/ milky way--.49 cents (does anyone know where to get these cheaper?) I need to get a stash going as my hubby is loving milky way chocolate shakes right now!!
Progresso Soup--$1.25 - $1.10MQ here= .15 cents (print 2 by hitting your back button and then refreshing the page.)
Joy dish soap-- .99 - .30MQ= .70 cents--you will need 7 day Q for this.
that's all I see at a quick glance. What do you see??
You can see all the deals and ad scans here.

Daily Dose

Acts chapter 3

Verse 19-20

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you-- even Jesus.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Weekly Groceries

Not a bad week overall! I took advantage of the Mega Sale at Kroger one more time!! I think we have enough granola bars to last a looooong time!! I also hope they keep having the cottonelle toilet paper coupons, but even if they stopped, I think my 22 4-packs would last us quite some time!! (yes the toilet paper stock is getting a little out of control!!)

Here's the run down...
I spent $28.15 at Kroger for 35 items and saved 69%
I also went to Aldis this week and spent $17.73 for 18 items
Earlier in the week I went to another Kroger and spent $8.xx for 7 items (not pictured)
All together I spent about $53.88 for 60 items. That's just under .90 cents per item!
I didn't go to Meijer or Walgreens this week.
At CVS I only spent cents. I hope they start having some MM. My extra bucks are getting a little low! I need cheap milk!!
And Yes I got MORE wacky mac...did you notice that the coupons have been reset??
print more here and I think here
How was your week??

Daily Dose

Acts chapter 2
Verse 38
Peter replied, "Repent and baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daily Dose

Acts chapter 1

Verse 11

"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who had been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Baking Day Tomorrow!!

I've decided to have a baking day tomorrow-Edit - make that Friday!
Here's a run down of what I'll hopefully be making. I have loved the last few months where I always have muffins in the freezer to pull out for snacks and breakfast.
I'm down to 2 muffins to it's time again!!

Banana Crumb Muffins...for some reason no one will eat the last 3 bananas! So I guess I will try some banana muffins. These are mainly for me because my husband won't touch anything banana with a 10 ft. pole!
Here is the recipe that I will be trying. I love the extra crumb topping!
I keep eyeing the frozen zucchini in my freezer. So I'm making zucchini bread. I absolutely LOVE this bread. Again this is mainly for me!!! Guess I be having some wonderful breakfasts for the next few weeks! Here is a recipe that is almost identical to mine.
I will also be making chocolate chip muffins. These are hubbys favorite! Here is my post from a few months ago with the recipe I use! They also have the sugar topping. YUM!
And last but certainly not least I'll be making regular ol chocolate chip cookies! I just use the regular toll house recipe. Here it is in case you don't have it! I do increase the flour a little.
It makes the cookies not be so flat.
chocolate chip cookies
2 1/4 cup flour---I increase this to 2 3/4 cup
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips (I use whole bag)
I mix all dry ingred. together and then add them to the wet ingred.
bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 min.
If you're short on time this makes a GREAT bar cookie. Just mix ingred. like you would for cookies only using 2 1/4 flour and put in greased 15x10 baking pan. bake at 375 for 20 min.
I'll update you on my day tomorrow!

Daily Dose

John chapter 21
Verse 25
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
I've never thought about this verse...Wow!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kroger week of 2-3

Not very exciting this week. But it usually isn't after a big 2 week Mega Sale! I am actually doing my shopping on Wednesday and taking advantage of the Mega Sale one more time before the ad changes on Thursday!

Here's what I see in the new ad..keep in mind my store triples to .50cents

**10# potatoes-- $2.49
**Ground Chuck $1.87 /lb. --you have to get it in the 3# family pack
**Multi grain cheerios--$1.66 - $1. MQ printable and loadable .75 cellfire --Free
**Trix or honey nut cheerios--$1.66 -$1./2MQ---$1.16
**Half gallon milk-- 5/$7 or 4/$5 depending on location...includes chocolate!
**Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast--50% off -$1.MQ= aprox. .78 cents
**BC potatoes --$1.25 -.35MQ = .20 cents
**Yoplait yogurt--$2. -.35MQ= .95 cents
Daytona 500 10 participating items get $3. off instantly. prices are with the .30 cents off already... Make sure you get these items in sets of 10.
**Manwich-- .70 cents- .50/2MQ= FREE
**Chef Boyardee--.58 cents- .35/3= .33 cents each
**Ritz crackers--$2.38 -$2./2= $1.38 each
**BC Fruit Snacks--$1.49- .50/2= .75 cents each
**Ragu--$1.39- .75/2= $1.01 each
Well looking a little deeper into the ad it doesn't look so bad anymore! I might have to take advantage of this ad early next week!
Let me know if you see something else!

Twice Baked Potatoes

If you're like me you often have leftover baked potatoes after an evening meal. Sometimes the leftovers get eaten and other times they go to waste (althought I try hard not to).

Tonight I was going to make baked potatoes but noticed I had 5 leftover baked potatoes in the fridge from Sunday. Well I knew I didn't want to make more, so instead I took the potatoes and made twice baked potatoes! It worked really well.

Here's the recipe in case you don't regularly make these. They are a real hit here at our house!


Bake potatoes normally (if you haven't already done this) and cut in half. (cool if they're just out of the oven). Scoop out centers.(warm the centers if they're cold from the fridge). Mash the potatoes regularly making them just a touch on the thick side.

Add 3/4 cup ranch dressing and 1/4 cup sour cream to potatoes. beat again.

Put shells on baking sheet and fill with the potatoe mixture. (this should be enough for 10-14 halves depending on size). top with velveeta slices or cheddar cheese shreds.

Bake for 20 min. at 350 degrees.


So just an idea, the next time you make baked potatoes, make a few extra and make twice baked later in the week with the leftovers!!! We love them!

Here's another recipe if you don't like ranch and sour cream in your potatoes! (yes I used their picture...mine turned out horrible!)

go here to see more recipes

Daily Dose

John chapter 20

Verse 29-31

Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Free Redbox Movie Rentals

I've heard so much about this...So earlier today I went to Walmart and rented 2 movies. I got the free promo code here. She seems to have a code every Monday. Thanks Sarah!
Anyway we just got done watching our first movie..."Horton hears a Who" ... cute movie! especially for FREE!
Here's the details of Redbox. It was extremely easy to do. You can go here to see if your area has a Redbox. Ours in a Walmart and there are some in McDonalds. It looks like a movie vending machine. Very odd!
You can also see the list of movies available before you go here. Just type in your zip code. Then click on "view titles here" by the location you will be visiting! This way you will know what you want to rent before going and won't have to stand there searching.
There is a computer screen that you rent from. Simply push "rent with promo" on the first screen. You will then enter your promo code. Next you pick your movie and add to cart. Then you simply check out. You will still need to use a credit card. You will not be charged unless you don't return it on time the next day. (I think it's 9pm) Then you will be charged $1. per day.
(To rent 2 movies free you will need to do them separately and use 2 different credit cards)
Well as soon as the kiddos go to bed we will be watching Eagle Eye...hubbys choice!
Enjoy your evening!

Weekly Meals

Here's our plan this week!
Monday--Chicken Ranch Jack with rice and veggies
Tuesday--Meatloaf, baked potatoes, and veggies
Wednesday--Tomato soup and grilled cheese
Thursday--Crock pot lasagna with bread
Friday--Out or leftovers
Saturday-- homemade pizza
Sunday--whole fryer chicken, potatoes, and veggies
Our new recipe this week is the Chicken Ranch Jack it is linked above. We will probably use mozzarella cheese. Hope it's as good as it sounds!
To see many more menu plans go here!

Daily Dose

John chapter 19
Verse 16b-17
So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of Golgotha. Here they crucified him, and with him two others-- one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
Verse 28-30
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." A jar of wine vingar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Meijer 2-1

Meijer is having a 10/$10 get 11th free sale. Unfortunately for us couponers it's almost all Meijer brand items. This means there a very few coupon matchups this week.
Go here to see the few matchups that there are.
Be sure to check out the Meijer ad here. Depending on what you need this week you might be able to find some good deals.
I'm thinking that this week is going to be a good week to stock up on sugar, flour, and baking items that don't go on sale very often. I will probably get some of it at Aldis this week.
Let us know if you see something worth mentioning!!

Mister Linky Help

Follow these steps to use Mister Linky and link a specific post.

1. Make a post on your blog as you normally would and publish it.

2. After it’s on your blog, click on the title and it should make it so that’s the only entry on the page.

3. Next highlight the URL (the http...) at the top and press ctrl C. This should copy your URL.

4. Next go back to the mister linky box on my blog (or where ever). Type in your name and a short message (message optional) on the “Name” line.

5. Last highlight the “URL” box and delete everything. Press ctrl V and it should paste your specific URL there.

Click “enter” and you should appear! You can check your link by clicking on your name!


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