Saturday, March 7, 2009

Walgreens 3-8

Walgreens has a big Huggies Deal going on this week...

Huggies Jumbo pack $10. get 10 RR wyb $25. ---Read about the deal and a few senerios here. I thought they did a great job! And saw no reason to rewrite it!!

Garnier Fructis Hair Care--$2.99 -$2. easy saver Q (in walgreens booklet)- $1.MQ= FREE

Smart Balance Butter $2.99 bogo -use 2- $1.MQ --.50 each

X-Cel laundry 41-50 loads--$1.99 --(I haven't tried this brand)


To see more matchups go see ad scans go here.

Have a great weekend!!!

CVS Deals 3/8

Here's the CVS Deals I see this week...

Crest Pro-health toothpaste 4.2 oz. or Rinse 250ml--$2.99-$1. MQ--get 2 ECB back= FREE--limit 1

Zone Perfect Bars $1. - $1.MQ= FREE

General Mills Cereal or Bars--$3/$10--get 5 ECB wyb 3--limit 1

*****Deal buy 3 cereal and use $1./3MQ for cereal = 3/$4. after ecb or****************** *********buy 3 Nature Valley Bars and use 3-.50/1MQ =3/$3.50 after ecb********************

Palmolive dish Soap--$1.49 get 1ecb back= .49cents--limit 2

Schick Quattro razor for women-- $8.99-get 5 ecb back--$4.Walgreens easy saver coupon= FREE --check with your CVS --mine takes Walgreens coupons!!

Huggies Diapers $9.99-$3.MQ= 6.99--**Walgreens has a better deal this week**


Leave a comment if you see a good deal I missed or if you have a question??? See more matchups here and ad scans here!

Daily Dose

Romans Chapter 4
Verse 7-8
"Blessed are they whose trangressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him."

Friday, March 6, 2009

Huggies Coupons RESET!!

The Huggies Coupons have been reset. I just tried it and it worked. You should be able to print 2 more of the $5. & $3. coupons per computer. Go here to print yours!

Thanks Money Saving Mom

Walgreens got paid $4.30

All this for FREE plus got paid $4.30!!

I paid $15.38 with my giftcard and .07 cents oop for all this. Then I will get 14.27 put back on my gift card plus I got a $2. RR and a $3.50 RR..
My plan was actually much better but they were out of the Blink and all the Dove. bummer! But I still made out pretty good!
Here's what I did...
1-Colgate Max Fresh $3.29- .75 MQ get back $3.50 RR
1-Vaseline Lotion--$2.61- $1.50MQ- get back $2. RR
2-Sambucol--$11.99 - $4.MQ - $10 ESQ= $1. MM each
1-Revlon nail clippers- $2.29- $1.MQ - $1.ESQ= .29
2-Revlon Emery Boards- $1.59- $1.MQ - $1.ESQ= .41 cent MM each
1-Axe hair care--$5.99 get $5.99 monthly rebate on gift card
1-Wal ex strength--2.99 get $2.99 rebate back
1-wal-zyr allergy--$3.99 get $3.99 rebate back
I might check another Walgreens while I'm in another town tomorrow. Maybe they'll have some Dove in stock! Hey I can wish... How did you do this week??

Weekly Groceries- $55. Budget!

I didn't feel that this week was overly impressive! But I did manage to get everything in my $55. budget and for around $1. per item average. I guess I can't complain!!

At Meijer I spent $26.96 saved $25.93 --got 22 items
At Kroger I spent $28.00 saved $26.20 (48%)--got 31 items
Total spent $54.96--Couldn't get much closer than that!
I'm hoping for some better sales and deals next week! How'd you do?
If you haven't already, don't forget to sign up for my potpourri and scent giveaway.
Go here to enter

Spring Cleaning week 1 End Result...

Well we made it through the week! I can't say that we got nearly everything done on the list, but we did accomplish a few things.
First we tackled bagging up tons of toys that don't get played with. My 8 yr. old daughter decided she didn't need some of here little girl toys anymore. (sniff sniff, okay those that know me, know I don't get teary eyed, but still it was a little sad cuz she's growing up too fast) Anyway We had several bags full and this is after taking a couple bags out 3 weeks ago!
It seems these toys just end up thrown everywhere--
so my solution GET RID OF THE CLUTTER!!!
We also had 2 big bags of TRASH... where does it all come from????
I'll let you know if I ever figure that one out!
End Result--not bad and it's stayed pretty clean most of the week. At least I can walk up there without tripping over toys everywhere!! And yes 3 boys will sleep in here shortly after my 2 year old graduates to a big bed! We have a loft where we keep their dressers and toys. So it's kind of like having 2 rooms for 3 boys!!

And Halee's room....
Not quite as good IMO, but the girl has STUFF and Lots of STUFF!!
And if I touch the STUFF I'm in big trouble!!! So I left the STUFF ALONE!!!!
If you have a girl, you might know what I'm talkin' about!!

I'm really hoping the loft can stay close to lookin' like this!
I still need to go through the dressers and pull out clothes that don't fit. Maybe that's a good Saturday project or maybe not...We'll see, I might just be lazy tomorrow!!
Well how did you do??? Go here to see more Spring Cleaning!
Look for week 2 here next week! Join US!

Daily Dose

Romans Chapter 3
Verse 10
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;
Verse 23-25a
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Things I Love Thursday!

I love when winter breaks and I can almost taste Springtime!!
Now looking at the next two weeks I don't exactly like the downward trend to 38 degrees.
BUT at least there are NO days below freezing.
Yep, in March I'll take upper 40's and 50's and Love it!
I'm still hoping that the March 70's is just around the corner...hey I can hope!!
For more things I love Thurs. go here

Daily Dose

Romans Chapter 2
Verse 1
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Taken by my mom... Amazing Beauty!

Daily Dose

On to Romans..Chapter 1

Verse 16

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Walgreens deal...

Jennifer e-mailed me about a good deal at Walgreens. Right now Garnier Shampoo, cond., and stylers are on sale 2/$7. use $2. Q in their monthly booklet and a $1.MQ to get them for .50 cents each!

more details here

Thanks Jennifer!

Kroger 3-3

Here's the Highlights this week from Kroger... Keep in mind my Kroger still triples up to .50cents!!


Hamburger Helper--.97 cents- .50cellfire= .47 cents

Milk--1.25 buy 4 get them for $1. each--check ad to make sure (it's very different in areas)

Kelloggs Pop Tarts--$1.66-$1./2= $1.16

Kroger Ketchup--$1.15

Kroger Diapers- $6.59-$3.MQ= $3.59 per pack

7th Generation Wipes--$??- $2./1= some said they were a good deal at Kroger???

Cottonelle--.99- .50/2 tripled =.25 cents/pack

Wacky Mac--$1.63- .50 tripled= .13 cents

10# bag russet potatoes- $2.49

Kroger icecream pints .99-.50cents (if you buy 10, can mix and match with a few other items)= .49 each

---these deals I'm not sure on but might be worth checking...

Franks Red Hot sauce--should be free or close after .50/1MQ

Bounty paper towels--should be good deals after .25 MQ tripled

Suave Lotion--might be good deal after .50MQ tripled


Check out more deals here at Hot Coupon World... Let us know if you see anything else...

Load coupon to your card here, here, and here

Potpourri and Scent GIVEAWAY!!!

Oil of Gladness is giving away a special 3 cup bag of Handmade potpourri and a matching scent to go with it!! This isn't your regular "box store" potpourri, this potpourri is hand made and scented by us!
A little background about Oil of Gladness Candles....This is our Family Business, we've been making potpourri and oil candles for about 9 years now. Yes you guessed it, we started this business in my mom's garage... We quickly outgrew that and moved to a shop on her property. Now we're in another building with 2 store fronts and are at the Shipshewana Flea Market 6 mo. a year!
Here's what one lucky winner will receive...
You can choose any potpourri kind...
Now if you didn't know, one tip about potpourri is that you never really have to throw it out. When it doesn't smell strong like you want, you simply spray more scent on it.(that's what is in the little bottle). I like to spray mine once a month, some like to only spray it once every 3 months, and others like to spray it once a week. It really is all in what you like!
Just don't throw it away!!!
***Okay here's how to enter...
Do this First so I know what kind you'd like...
1. Go here to Oil of Gladness and let me know which kind of potpourri you would like if you would win.(there are 2 pages to look at)--- Just leave it in a comment below...
**Be sure to leave E-mail if you're not registered**
***Up to 3 more Bonus entries...
leave a separate comment for each one you did (up to 4 comments)
2. Become a follower or subscribe to my feed on the right. Leave a comment telling me you did, (or that you already are)
3. Promote this giveaway on your blog. (you can use my banner or pic. (opt).
Leave a comment with link
4. Twitter or facebook about this giveaway. Leave another comment telling me you did.
That's it... This Giveaway will close Tues. March 10th at Midnight! The winner will be chosen by and posted on Wednesday March 11. Winner will have 24 hrs to contact me with name and address!
*Remember to keep potpourri and scent away from little hands, it can and will irritate skin*

Practical Tip Tuesday!

It's Tuesday again!! Hope you have your tips ready! I thought you all had great tips last week! Remember ANY tip goes whether practical or not. I wanna hear them all!!


Here's my problem--grocery bags stuffed under the sink that are out of control and take up way too much space.....see...

Answer...Use an empty kleenex box and stuff the bags in the box. I was able to stuff 30 plastic bags into the kleenex box! It worked great...and I was able to pull out just 1 bag at a time.

(I know I should be green and not use plastic bags but at this point in my life I'm not!!!)
I use my plastic bags to tie stinky diapers in. (hopefully not much longer)
I also use them to put food in when I clean out the fridge.
It minimizes leaks if I put them in 3-4 bags and tie!
Well that's my tip to control those unruly bags!! What tips do you have this week.
Just link below, I can't wait to read them!
Have a great Day!!

Daily Dose

Acts Chapter 28

Verse 31

Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I Did It!!

I've been a little scared about cutting my 2 yr. olds hair. I wasn't sure I wanted it cut like my big boys yet. Like this (I've done it like this for years)... But I knew it needed cut....BAD!!
He's so cute with the longer hair, but you have to admit something needed to be done.... This pic was 2 weeks ago.
The hair was now in his poor little eyes!
So I took the plunge and tried a #7 (7/8") guard on my clippers for the top and a #5 (5/8") guard for the sides. I've never used a larger guard than a 2 or 3 on my clippers.
But it worked and it didn't turn out a complete disaster!!
See he's still cute! I couldn't believe when seeing these pics side by side how much he DID look different. But at least HE CAN SEE!!!
If only he wasn't deathly afraid of the clippers and scream bloody murder for the full 10 min it took, I might consider it almost fun!!!
Don't worry as you can see in the pic...he's already back to smilin'!!!

Spring Cleaning Week 1

Sarah over here is hosting a 10 week mission to Spring Clean.

This weeks job....The Kids Bedrooms...


As you can see below we have some work to do. About 3 weeks ago we did a major overhaul of the kids bedrooms. You can't tell in these pics but trust me a month ago it was a whole lot WORSE. Anyway our mission 3 weeks ago was to build bunks which you can see. We gathered up some toys that weren't being used and we generally cleaned up


This week I need to go thru all the kids clothes, put up more unused toys, get rid of more TRASH, sweep, dust, wash bedding, and so on. We'll see how far I get. I hope to post after pics later in the week probably Friday or Saturday!


Don't forget to take your before pics and

Come on they can't be any worse than these pics and even if they are I can guarantee they're no worse than these rooms were 3 weeks ago!!

Weekly Meals

Here's what we're planning...
Monday--Spaghetti with salads (This meal was planned for last week and didn't get used)
Tuesday--Tilapia, oven steak fries, and veggie
Wednesday--Meatball Subs and macaroni salad
Thursday--Grilled chicken, baked potatoes, and veggies
Friday-- Leftovers or out
Saturday--Homemade pizza (also didn't get used last week)
Sunday--BLT's and leftover macaroni salad
Thursday is supposed to be around 45 degrees, hopefully we can grill! Our new recipe is the oven steak fries. They sound really good!
For more menus go here!
Come back tomorrow for my first GIVEAWAY
featuring potpourri from Oil of Gladness Candles!

Daily Dose

Acts chapter 27

Verses 22-25

But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only he ship will be destroyed, Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar, and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.' So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he old me.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Meijer 3-1

Here is the matchups I see...
Kelloggs cereal (select var.)--3/$6 -.70/1= $1.30
Meijer shredded cheese--$1.50
Kraft mac & cheese --10/$5.
Country Crock--$1.50-.35MQ= .80 cents
Smart Balance butter spread--$2. -$1.MQ- $1./2MB= .50 cents
Smart Balance Butter sticks--MQ buy butter tub get butter sticks free
Smart Balance Peanut Butter-- $2.-$1.MQ -$1./2 MB= .50 each
Meijer Kettle Chips $2.- .50MB= $1.50
Smart Balance Popcorn--b1g1 --use 2 --$1./1 MQ= final price ?
Duncan Hines Brownies --$1.50 -.35MQ= .80 cents
Smart Balance Cooking Spray--$2.- $1.MQ= $1.
Looks like a lot of Smart Balance Brand!
Fill us in---what did I miss??

One FREEBIE at Menards

Menards has 1 lone FREEBIE this week!
You must get $10. worth of non-rebated items to get this freebie. Remember Menards has a large section of food or you can simply get a gift card and use it later.
This ad is good until 3-15 so if you're only getting the tape measure, you might be smarter to wait a week and see if there will be any freebies next week and get them altogether. Hopefully they will still be in stock!

25' Erwin Tape Measure--FREE after $10. Rebate--limit 1
These items are not free but might be a good deal if you need them...
You do not need any additional $$ to get the rebate for these items since they are not free...
Super Tough Contractor Bags 42 gal--$4.99 after $4.00 Rebate--limit 2

12 oz. Expanding Foam Sealant--$1.99 after $1.50 rebate--limit 6

10 oz. All Purpose Silicone Sealant--$.99 cents after $2.00 rebate--limit 6

When you receive your rebate, it will be in the form of a merchandise check. Which means you must spend it at Menards. I choose to just spend it on more Freebies and roll them!
Go here to see how Menards works.
I did finally get my next Merchandise Rebate. Be patient it seems to take 6-8 weeks!!
Look for my first GIVEAWAY this week featuring

High Dollar Huggies Coupons!

I wanted to post this in case some of you haven't seen the post on this!

Huggies has a $3. and a $5. printable coupon out.

Go here to Money Saving Mom to get the details and link!

Be sure to print 2 per coupon per computer. Also be sure to read the bottom of her post where she talks about the possibility of getting 3 packs of Huggies after RR and coupons at Walgreens next week!!


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