Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Week 4 of my $60 Budget

I didn't do a lot of shopping this week, but I didn't use a lot of coupons, either.

I spent a total of $52.13. $23 on meat because my Hubs said he was getting tired of chicken. :)

Just a so-so week.

How about you? What kind of budget are you working with & are you sticking to it?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Menu Plan: April 27th-May 4th

Menu Planning is about the last thing I feel like doing this week. Between my Bebe Girl's first birthday, preparation for a small couponing workshop, launching my new business, and my grandfather having a heart attack, I'm not sure how much I'll stick to a plan this week.

However, here's my effort:

Monday: Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Tuesday: No Cook--Hubs closing @ work

Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Thursday: Grilled Chicken, Grilled Corn on the Cob, Grilled New Potatoes

Friday: Soft Tacos & Mexican Rice

Saturday: Chili Dogs

Kroger (April 29th-May 6th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, Kroger accepts internet coupons up to 75% of the item's regular price.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

Here are the deals:

USDA Boneless Chuck Pot Roast
$1.97 per pound

Kroger Milk
Gallon
$2.39 for Skim & 1%
$2.59 for 2% & Whole

Kroger Orange Juice
Gallon
$2.59

Sarah Lee Classic White or Honey Wheat Bread
20 oz. loaf
$1

General Mills Cereal
Selected Varieties 8.9-12.25 oz.
Picture shows Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, &
$2
$1 off Honey Nut Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: $1 for Honey Nut

Kroger Russet Potatoes
5 pound bag
$1.97

Washington State Cameo Apples
.69 per pound

Fresh Express Lettuce Shreds
8 oz.
.97

4-Day Sale; Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday:

Kroger Orange Juice
.99 per half gallon (LIMIT 3)

Wonder Classic White Sandwich Bread
.78 (LIMIT 3)

Oscar Mayer Wieners
Regular or bun length, 16 oz.
.99 (LIMIT 3)

Florida Sweet Corn (in husk)
.20 each

Brookshire's (April 29th-May 6th)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

The "GAS MONEY" promotion is back for TWO WEEKS ONLY! Purchase $10 worth of store brand items and you'll receive $1 off your next purchase, including at the gas pump. This time, there are also "GAS MONEY" bonus items that may not be store brand. *Final Week!*

Here are the deals:

Kraft Barbecue Sauce
Selected Varieties 18 oz Bottle
.78
Look for .35 peelies
Final Price: FREE with possible overage

Lipton Tea Bags
Family Size 24 Ct Box
$1.67
.60 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/15 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE

Kellogg’s Cereal
Froot Loops Or Apple Jacks - 12.2 oz,
Cocoa Rice Krispies - 16.5 oz,
Rice Krispies - 11.2 oz,
Honey Smacks - 15.3 oz,
Corn Pops - 12.5 oz,
Frosted Flakes Gold - 16.9 oz
Frosted Flakes - 17 oz Box
$2

Kellogg’s Pop•Tarts
Selected Varieties 12 Ct Box
$2

Pace Picante Sauce
Mild, Medium Or Hot 24 oz Jar
$2.50
.40 off 2 Manufacturer's Coupon from 4/26 insert
Final Price: $1.90 each when you buy 2

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock
Selected Varieties 30 oz To 45 oz Tub
$2.50
.45 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/29 or 4/5 Red Plum inserts
Final Price: $1.15

Yoplait Yogurt
Selected Varieties - 4 - 6 oz Carton
.40 each (MUST BUY 10)
.40 off 6 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/22 or 4/19 SmartSource inserts
Final Price: $2.80 for 10 or .28 each

Mission Flour Tortillas
Small 16 count package
$1.99
$1 Internet Printable Coupon HERE No longer available
Final Price: .99

Owens Country Style Sausage
Selected Varieties 16 oz Roll
$2.50
.35 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/22 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $1.45

Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks
Selected Varieties 6 Ct To 10 Ct Box
$2
.50 off 2 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/8 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $1.25 each when you buy 2

Fresh Green Cabbage
.44 per pound

5 pound Russet Potatoes
$2.50

1 pound Mini Peeled Carrots
$1.50

Chicken Leg Quarters
Sold In 5 Lb Bag (LIMIT Three Bags At Sale Price)
.39 per pound/$1.95

Got Milk? (April 29th)

The best local milk price is:

Kroger
$2.39 per gallon for 1 % & Skim
$2.59 per gallon for 2% & Whole

Updates to CVS & Walgreens Weekly Deals

A few more deals poured into the blogosphere today.

Check out my CVS post to learn how to make money by buying Command hooks and get FREE toothbrushes for the kiddies!

Then, go to my Walgreens post for info on FREE insect repellent. C'mon, Mississippians, you know you need it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

REDBOX Code for April 27th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: 4CW33N

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

CVS (April 26th-May 2nd)

If you're new to shopping at CVS, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Command Products (1-6 count)--Buy 6
$2.50 each
$2.50 Internet Printable Coupons HERE (PDF file)
Spend $15, Get $5 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE plus $5 overage after coupons & ECB's! Woohoo!

Zooth Toothbrushes--Buy 2
$1.99 each
Earns $1 ECB's each (LIMIT 2)
Buy One Get One Manufacturer's Coupon from 4/5 Procter & Gamble insert
Final Price: FREE after coupon & ECB's

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Styler
$2.99
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
$1 Manufacturer's Coupon from 1/4 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE plus .01 overage

Band-Aid Bandages
$1
$1 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/15 SmartSourse and 4/26 Red Plum inserts
Final Price: FREE
***Spend $20, get $10 ECB's. You have 20 Band-Aid coupons, right? LOL!***

Cheapies:

Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal
$2.50
$2 Internet Printable Coupon HERE, Print Limit Reached
Final Price: .50

Maybe's:

Aveeno Products
*Spend $25, get $10 ECB's
$2 Internet Printable Coupon HERE and $10/3 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: Varies

Walgreens (April 26th-May 2nd)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Cutter Advanced Insect Repellent (1 oz.)
$2 sale price
$2 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: FREE

Ecotrin
$2
$1 Manufacturer's Coupon from 1/25 SmartSource Insert (Expires 4/30!)
$2.25 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Earns $2 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupon & Register Reward


Nivea Body Wash
$4.99
$1 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Earns $4.99 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupon & Register Reward


Rembrandt Toothpaste or Mouthwash
$5.99
Earns $5.99 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE after Register Reward

Bayer Quick Release Crystals, 4 pack
$2.49
Earns $2.49 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE after Register Reward


Gum Dental Care
$2
$2 Internet Printable HERE This doesn't seem to be working.
Final Price: FREE

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our NEW Garden!

Do you remember in Genesis after Adam & Eve ate that stupid little apple?

God told Eve (and all women) she would experience pain in childbirth. I did that. With an anesthesiologist by my side. :D

God told Adam (and all men) that they would have to work the ground for their food and basically, it's not gonna be easy!

Well, get to it Honey! I let him use a tiller to ease his pain. :)



Might as well get the little guys working, too!




We found an entire tree stump underground, roots and all. That was loads of fun! (Sarcasm drips from monitor, right?) Then there's that lovely Mississippi clay that just wants to recompact as soon as you dig it up.

Eventually, we made it through! Here's our pretty new garden:

We'll have carrots, green beans, green peas, black eyed peas, Lima beans, yellow squash, Zucchini, Roma tomatoes, regular tomatoes, jalapenos, red chile peppers, bell peppers in three colors, mixed salad greens, and herbs. We're seeing little sprouts all over, and we just planted seed on Saturday. We transplanted the peppers and regular tomatoes.

This was NOT very frugal, I will admit. We had to get a lot of dirt and fertilizer stuff. We didn't own a proper shovel before this, either. I'm still hoping it will pay off in the end.

I can't wait to show you our harvest!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Coupon Preview for April 26th

There are two inserts in this Sunday's paper: 1 Smartsource and 1 Red Plum.

Here are some of my favorites:

.50 off Colgate Wisp 4-ct (I think these are $1 right now @ Kroger, so they'd be FREE with doubles)

Pace Specialty Salsa (The preview shows $2 off, but I don't think my region will get that value. This stuff is really good though!)

.50 off Mahatma Rice (This gets me FREE rice at Brookshire's)

Buy One Get One FREE Reach Toothbrush (I'm not sure if we'll get it here, but it might be worth ordering for future sales at Walgreens)

Check out The Coupon Clippers for the full preview!

Walgreens Show & Tell (April 22nd)


Physician's Formula Organic Wear Mascara
$5.99 Sale Price

Physician's Formaula Organic Wear Eyeshadow
$4.79 Clearance Price

Used (2) $3 Register Rewards

Paid $5.53 Out-of-Pocket

Will get back $10 + 10% = $11.00 for buying $10 worth of Physician's Formula Organic Wear makeup

Target Show & Tell (April 22nd)


1 Market Pantry Fruit Snack
.89 (Located by the cash registers)
Used $1 Target Internet Coupon HERE

2 Glade Soy Candles from The Fragrance Collection
$5.79 each
Used (2) $4 Internet Printable Coupons HERE
Earns $5 Gift Card

Paid $3.92 on Gift Card
Earned $5 Gift Card

Profit of $1.08

CVS Show & Tell (April 21st)


2 Dove Skin Vitalizers
$4 each (BIG sale price!)
Used (2) $3.50 Internet Printable Coupons HERE

1 Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste
$2.88
Used .75 Manufacturer's Coupon from 4/5 Procter & Gamble insert
Earns $2 Extra Bucks

1 Accu-Check Aviva
$9.99
Earns $9.99 Extra Bucks

1 Natural Dentist Mouthrinse
$6.99
Used $2 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Earns $4 Extra Bucks

2 CVS Toddler Wipes
$1.49 each

Used $5 off $25 purchase coupon from Coupon Machine
Used $7.98 & $8 Extra Bucks=$15.98

Paid .80 Out-of-Pocket
Earned $2, $4, & $9.99 Extra Bucks=$15.99

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Menu Plan: April 20th-26th

I know I’m a little late for the whole “Menu Plan MONDAY” thing…

Monday: Enchiladas

Tuesday: Eating at my Father-in-Law’s house

Wednesday: Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & biscuits

Thursday: Shrimp Kabobs with rice

Friday: Pot Roast with carrots & new potatoes

Saturday: Rotisserie Chicken with couscous & brussel sprouts

Sunday: Leftovers & Sandwiches

Got Milk? (April 22nd)

The best local milk price is:

Brookshire's
$2.50 per gallon

Enchiladas


I forgot to take a picture of all the ingredients together, but here they are:

Precooked Shredded Chicken: .70 (Ground beef, shredded beef, shredded pork, etc. works well, too!)
1 Jalapeno & 2 Serrano Peppers, chopped: .25 (or use a small can of diced green chilies for about $1)
1 block of Cream Cheese: $1
1 pack of Flour Tortillas (soft taco or fajita size): .75
2 cans of Enchilada sauce: FREE
Mexican cheese: approx. .50 worth

Total Meal Cost: $3.20

1. In a large skillet, cook or warm your meat.


2. Add cream cheese and peppers/chilies. Stir until cheese is melted and peppers/chilies are dispersed.


3. Spoon mixture onto tortilla. Roll tortilla and place in large baking dish.



4. Once all tortillas are rolled, pour enchilada sauce over the top.


5. Top with cheese.


6. Bake at 375* for 30 minutes.

Week 3 of my $60 Budget

I came out about the same this week. I spent $56.29.

$11.99 was baby formula, and I am counting the DAYS until I can switch Bebe Girl to whole milk. It's 8.

I bought four newspapers for a total of $5.26.

I guess I'm doing pretty well on $60 a week, but there haven't been any major stockpiling opportunities since I started this budget. One good sale might be too much for me to handle!

Kroger (April 22nd-28th)

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, Kroger accepts internet coupons up to 75% of the item's regular price.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

Here are the deals:

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7-10 oz.
$1
.60 off 2 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: .40 each when you buy 2

McCormick Grill Mates, 2.5-3.4 oz Bottle
$1
$1 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/15 Red Plum insert
.25 Manufacturer's Coupon from 1/18 Red Plum insert
Final Price: FREE - .50

Cameo Apples
.69 per pound

Green Cabbage
.39 per pound

Save $3 instantly when you buy $15 of Kroger Comforts Baby items:

Diapers
$6.49
$3 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
$3 peelies on old packages
Final Price: $3.49 or less

Wipes
$2

Formula
$11.99

Toddler Puffs
$1.50

3-Day Sale, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday ONLY:

Kroger Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns
.49 each
LIMIT 3

Big K 2-liter soft drinks
.49 each
LIMIT 3

John Morrell Franks 12 oz.
.49 each
LIMIT 3

Brookshire's (April 22nd-28th)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

The "GAS MONEY" promotion is back for TWO WEEKS ONLY! Purchase $10 worth of store brand items and you'll receive $1 off your next purchase, including at the gas pump. This time, there are also "GAS MONEY" bonus items that may not be store brand.

Here are the deals:

Food Club Milk
Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Lowfat Or Fat Free Gallon Jug
*GAS MONEY*
$2.50

Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars
Trail Mix Or Dark Chocolate Chunk - 7.4 oz Box
$2.50
$1 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: $1.50

Quaker True Delights Granola Bars
Selected Varieties - 6.1 oz Box
$2.50
$1 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
Final Price: $1.50

Ragu Pasta Sauce
Selected Varieties 16 oz To 26.3 oz Jar
$1.50
.30 Manufacturer's Coupon from 4/5 Red Plum/Unilever insert
Final Price: .60

Danimals Drinkable Yogurt
Strawberry & Banana, Strawberry Or Raspberry - 6 Ct/3.1 oz Pkg
$2.50
$1 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/1 SmartSource insert
Final Price: $1.50

Fiber One Yogurt
Selected Varieties 4 Ct Pkg
$2
.50 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/22 & 4/19 SmartSource inserts
Final Price: .50

Cheetos Or Fritos
Frito Lay Selected Varieties 7.75 oz To 11.125 oz Bag
(Does Not Include Baked Or Natural Varieties)
$2
Look for .55 peelies
Final Price: .35

Pilgrim’s Pride Whole Chicken
USDA Grade A
.69 per pound
.55 Internet Printable Coupon HERE
.55 Manufacturer's Coupon from a January insert
Final Price: Varies by weight

Knorr Lipton Sides
Selected Varieties Of Pasta, Rice, Asian, Fiesta Or Cajun 4 oz To 6.4 oz Pkg
$1
.75 off 2 Manufacturer's Coupon from 3/29 Red Plum/Unilever insert
Final Price: .63 each

Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits Or Dinner Rolls
Selected Varieties 12.4 oz To 25 oz Bag
$2.50
.50 Internet Printable Coupon HERE (Says Do Not Double or Triple)
Final Price: $2

Pillsbury Rolls
Selected Varieties Of Crescent And Sweet Rolls 8 oz To 13.9 oz Can
$2
Various Manufacturer's Coupons from recent inserts
Final Price: .80-$1.25

Monday, April 20, 2009

REDBOX Code for April 20th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: M6FR97

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Walgreens (April 19th-25th)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Skintimate Shave Cream or Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel
$2.99
Earns $2.99 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE after RR's!

Physicians Formula Cosmetics
40% off
$10 EasySaver Rebate
Final Price: Varies, but there should be FREEBE in there somewhere...

Cheapies:

Mitchum Deodorant
$2.99
Earns $2 Register Reward
Final Price: .24 after coupon & RR

CVS (April 19th-25th)

If you're new to shopping at CVS, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Bayer Aspirin Quick Release Crystals
$2
Earsn $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's!

Edge Infused Comfort or Hydrate Shave Gel
$2.89
Earns $2.89 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's!

Cheapies:

Crest Pro Health Toothpaste
$2.88
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 2)
.75 MQ from 4/5 P&G insert
Final Price: .13 after coupons & ECB's

Friday, April 17, 2009

BBQ Chicken Dinner


Again, not so much a recipe as it a meal cost breakdown.

I just put chicken in the crockpot, covered with barbeque sauce, and cooked on high for 4-5 hours. The chicken barely even stayed together to get it on the plate for this picture!

Chicken: $1.35

BBQ Sauce: FREE (Actually, I was paid .08)
Boxed Scalloped Potatoes: FREE
Frozen Green Beans: FREE
Pillsbury Breadsticks: .40

Butter: FREE

Total Meal Cost: $1.75

Look What I Won!


I won a giveaway from The Coupon Goddess! My Bebe Girl is very excited about that "Hello, Kitty!" camera. OK, she's not even 1 and has no idea, but I'm excited for her. And that little caramel candle smells so good I almost ate it!
The Coupon Goddess is a super-sassy supersaver and her blog keeps me in stitches! It is definitely not your typical "coupon blog". Sure, she has great tips, but it's really her humor and straigh-arrow talk that keeps me reading. Go check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coupon Preview for April 19th

We're back in the saddle this week with two inserts in Sunday's paper. I don't see a lot of excitement, but here's a few:

$2.50 off Electrasol Powerball Tabs (Always a good one! And we actually get it here!)

.50 McCormick Seasoning Blend (This would equal FREEBIES at Kroger!)

.50 Angel Soft 4-pk or larger (This would equal FREEBIES at Kroger, but I'm not sure our region will get it.)

You can check out the full preview at The Coupon Clippers.

Week 2 of my $60 Budget

I stayed under my budget this week, spending $51.22 from April 8th-14th. But I'm not overly impressed considering I didn't buy any newspapers and I didn't do much stockpiling.

My savings for the week was $305.43.

I guess I'm still on target. This week looks slow on sales, so maybe I'll do even better.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kroger (April 15th-21st)

I'd like to start doing a weekly post about the Kroger sales. Please give me some feedback on whether or not this would be helpful.

My Kroger stores are part of the Delta region. Advertisements run from Wednesday thru Tuesday.

You do need a "Kroger Card" for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

My Kroger stores DOUBLE manufacturer's coupons up to and including 60 cents everyday. Up to 8 like coupons will double per transaction, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, Kroger accepts internet coupons up to 75% of the item's regular price.

Kroger has a "Scan Rite" guarantee. If the item does not ring up correctly, you get it free. See customer service desk for details.

Kroger gives you .03 credit per reusable bag.

Here are the deals:

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, 7-10 oz.
$1
.60/2 IP HERE
Final Price: .40 each WYB 2

McCormick Grill Mates, 2.5-3.4 oz Bottle
$1
$1 MQ from 3/15 RP insert
.25 MQ from 1/18 RP insert
Final Price: FREE - .50

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner, 15-16 oz
$1
$1/2 MQ from 3/1 or 3/15 RP inserts
Final Price: .50 each WYB 2

Texas Sweet Onions
.49 per pound

Kroger Mini Carrots, 16 oz Pkg
.99

Roma Tomatoes
.99 per pound

Gala Apples
.99 per pound

Sanderson Farms Family Pack Split Breasts
.97 per pound

Fresh Ground Chuck Family Pack (5 lbs. or more)
$1.77 per pound

Kroger Milk, half gallon
$1.39

Got Milk? (April 15th)

The best local milk price is:

Kroger
$1.39 per half gallon

Brookshire's (April 15th-21st)

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Brookshire's gives you .05 credit per reusable bag.

Here are the deals (just a few):

French’s Mustard, Classic Yellow 14 oz Squeeze Bottle
.88
.50 MQ from 1/18 SS insert
.50 IP HERE (Unsure about doubling/tripling)
Final Price: FREE plus possible overage! (or just .38)

General Mills Cereal
Cheerios - 14 oz,
Banana Nut Cheerios - 10.9 oz,
Basic 4 16 oz,
Reese’s Puff’s - 13 oz,
Wheaties - 15.6 oz
Yogurt Burst Cheerios - Strawberry - 12.2 oz Box
$1.88
$1 off Cheerios IP HERE
.75 off Wheaties IP HERE
$1/2 Yogurt Burst Cheerios IP HERE
Final Price: .88 - $1.38

Mission Flour Tortillas, Fajita Size 8 Ct or Fajita Grande 10 Ct
$1.48
$1 IP HERE
Final Price: .48

Fiber One Toaster Pastries, 6 ct box
$2
$1 IP HERE
Final Price: $1

Food Club Shredded Cheese, 8 oz Pkg
$1.38

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Meatball Marinara Pasta Dinner

Everybody already knows how to make plain old pasta with marinara sauce, so this isn't really a recipe. I'm just breaking down the cost of some of my meals to show you how cooking from your fridge & pantry (which you stocked using sales & coupons, right?) can save you money.


Wacky Mac Pasta: 19 cents
Italian Style Meatballs: 40 cents
Classico Pasta Sauce: 67 cents
Pillsbury Italian Bread Loaf: 40 cents
Mozzarella Cheese (not pictured): approx. 30 cents worth
Garlic Powder & Italian Seasoning
Total Meal Cost: $1.96

Monday, April 13, 2009

Exciting CVS News for Local Readers!

Kingdom First Mom calls it the "Magic Coupon Machine".



All Things Frugal 4-U & ME calls it the "Spit Machine".



I don't yet have a cute nickname (The Heavenly Printer???), but we now officially have it in central Mississippi! The price scanners that are capable of printing coupons when you swipe your CVS ExtraCare Card!



CVS in Madison has it. CVS in Flowood has the capability, but they've yet to have it properly loaded and functional. I haven't been to CVS in Brandon lately, but I'd bet they've got it now, too. The Canton Mart location likely would, as well.



Just scan your card and collect your coupons! It doesn't get any easier! You can usually get something with two scans. After that, it tells you to try next time.


If you have more information, leave a comment or e-mail me!

CVS Show & Tell (April 11th)

They gave me a $15 off $75 purchase coupon.

OK, CVS.

You wanna DANCE?

Let's dance!

Here's what I got:


1 Excedrin

1 Skintimate Cream Shave

1 Colgate MaxFresh Toothpaste

2 Colgate Sensitive toothpastes

2 Pert Plus's

2 Natural Dentist Mouthrinses

3 Coke 12-packs

4 Sobe LifeWaters

6 Pringles

6 Pantene's (2 Shampoo, 2 Conditioners, 2 Stylers)

Used $15 off $75
Used $3.49 & $17 ECB's
Paid $4.83 on my gift card

Paid $9.72 OOP
Earned $32.47 in ECB's

If you break it down, I paid $2.57. Of course, after I left, I thought of half a dozen other ways that this could have been PROFITABLE or I could have spent less Out-of-Pocket, but I gotta say:

I'M HAPPY!

And I am no longer afraid of the HIGH VALUE coupon!

Menu Plan: April 13th-19th

Last week went pretty well. Actually, that's stretching it a little. It went. That's what it did.

Monday was good.

Tuesday went fine (No scheduled cooking!).

Wednesday was a rough day around the house and we went to Cici's Pizza for a moment of peace.

Thursday, I decided to make Friday's chili dogs and realized we didn't have hot dog buns. We had Pigs-in-a-blanket a la Pillsbury Grands! biscuits.

Friday, I made Wednesday's meal.

Saturday, I completely burned the chicken & dumplings. They were not good.



I AIMING FOR A BETTER WEEK!

Monday: Crockpot BBQ Chicken w/Scalloped Potatoes & Green Beans

Tuesday: DH closing at work. PBJ's, Mac & Cheese, etc.

Wednesday: Pot Roast w/Rice & Peas

Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Steak w/Baked Sweet Potatoes & Spinach

Sunday: Leftovers & Sandwiches

REDBOX Code for April 13th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: J89LA2

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

HAPPY EASTER!

I hope you're all having a HAPPY EASTER!

We've dyed, hidden, & hunted eggs.

We've stuffed ourelves full.

Most importantly, we've given praise to God for giving us His Son! I'm so glad to serve a RISEN Savior!

Have a great day, and I'll see you tomorrow!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Walgreens (April 12th-18th)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothbrush
$3.29
Earns $3.29 RR
$1 IP HERE & HERE
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupons & RR's!

Fiber Choice 10 ct. tablets
$2.49
Earns $2.49 RR
Final Price: FREE after RR's!

Scunci Elastics 18 pack
$2
Earns $2 RR
Final Price: FREE after RR's!

Maybe's:

There's a Sale & RR deal with Unilever products that might be pretty good, and there's also a Mail-In Rebate for a free ham or turkey (Rebate form can be found in the 4/5 insert with Unilever products). I'll update later with prices and coupon matches.

CVS (April 12th-18th)

If you're new to shopping at CVS, read THIS first.


Check out the monthly deals HERE.


Freebies:


Colgate Enamel Protect, Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste 6oz or 360* Sensitive Toothbrush
$3.99
Earns $3.99 ECB's (LIMIT 2)
$1 IP HERE
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupons and ECB's!

Softsoap Scrub Body Wash 18 oz.
$4.99
Earns $4.99 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
$1 or .75 MQ from 3/29 SS insert (My region did not receive)
$1.50 MQ in CVS's Reinventing Beauty Magazine
Final Price: FREE plus overage after coupon and ECB's!

Cheapies:


Sobe Lifewater 20 oz.
Buy One Get One Free (psa $1.79)
B1G1 FREE IP HERE (MAX Value: $1.59)
Final Price: .10 each


Pantene Pro-V Shampoo, Conditioner, or Stylers
$3.50 each
Earns $2 ECB's WYB 2 (LIMIT 3)
$3/2 MQ from 4/5 P&G insert
FREE Styler WYB 2 Shampoo/Conditioner MQ from 3/15 P&G insert
Final Price: as low as .33 each after coupons and ECB's
***Pantene Scenario:***
Buy 2 Shampoos, 2 Conditioners, & 2 Stylers
Use 2 $3/2 MQ's
Use 2 FREE Styler MQ's
OOP: $8
ECB's Earned: $6

Pert Plus or Sure Spray Deodorant
$2.50 each
Earns $2 ECB's WYB 2 (LIMIT 1)
$1 Pert Plus IP HERE
$1 Sure Deo IP HERE
Final Price: .50 each after coupons and ECB's


Maybe's:


Kellogg’s Cereals
$2
$1 MQ from 4/5 RP insert (My region did not receive)
Final Price: $1

Friday, April 10, 2009

CVS Show & Tell (April 8th)


Nothing too exciting here.


Pringles
.88 each sale price
Used $1/2 MQ from 4/5 P&G insert
Final Price: .38

Excedrin
$1.99
Used $2 IP's HERE
Final price: FREE (no overage)
Used $3.49 ECB's

Paid .96 on gift card

Total OOP: $0
Total Saved: $31.13

Chicken Broccoli Braid Recipe


This recipe is so simple and the best thing about it is that it is completely SUBSTITUTABLE! You can use any meat, any veggie, any cheese that you have on hand. There's also no measuring required!

Here are the ingredients I used and their costs with sales and coupons:


Precooked chopped chicken : approx. 75 cents (I used 2 breasts for 4.5 people)

Cooked or Thawed bag of Frozen Broccoli: FREE

Shredded Cheddar Cheese: approx. 63 cents (I used about half a bag)

Mayo: approx. $1.00 (I used about half a jar)

Crescent Rolls: FREE

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
Total Meal Cost: about $2.38

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Mix your meat, veggie, cheese, mayo, and seasonings to taste and desired consistency.

3. Place two crescent triangles together at their broadsides. Repeat and overlap the two large triangles as shown.


4. Place filling. (Broccoli not shown in image due to stubborn toddlers.)
5. Pull up the small ends, twist, and lay flat.

6. Repeat with remaining crescents and filling.


7. Bake for 17 minutes or until dough is cooked through and golden brown on top.


Enjoy! (BTW, those pretty little flowers in the background were brought to me by aforementioned stubborn toddlers. Broccoli absence forgiven.)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Coupon Preview for April 12th (Happy Easter!)

Due to the holiday celebrating the resurrection of our LORD & SAVIOR, there will be no coupons this Sunday.

Have a HAPPY EASTER with your family & friends!

Brookshire's April 8th-14th

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value. According to policy, coupons that say "Do Not Double or Triple" will be redeemed at face value only. Internet coupons up to $1.99 will be accepted.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Here are the deals this week (Slim pickin's):

Pilgrim's Pride Split Chicken Breasts
.99 per pound
.55 IP HERE
Final Price: Varies by weight

Duncan Hines Cake Mix
$1.13
.35 MQ from 3/29 insert
Final Price: .08
See REBATE HERE

Betty Crocker Warm Delights
$1.59
.50 MQ from 4/5 insert
Final Price: .09

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$1.69
.40 MQ from 4/5 insert
.50 IP HERE & HERE (DND, DNT)
Final Price: .49-$1.19

Betty Crocker Frosting
$1.50
.50 MQ from 4/5 insert
.55 IP HERE & HERE (DND, DNT)
Final Price: FREE-.95

Keebler Ready Crust
.99
.30 MQ from 3/29 insert
Final Price: .09

Food Club Milk
Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Lowfat Or Fat Free Gallon Jug
$1.99

Kellogg’s Cereal
Apple Jacks Or Froot Loops - 12.2 oz,
Corn Pops - 12.5 oz,
Frosted Flakes - 14 oz,
Rice Krispies - 11.2 oz,
Frosted Flakes Gold 16.9 oz,
Cocoa Rice Krispies - 16.5
Honey Smacks - 15.3 oz Box
$1.97
***Buy (3) boxes and get 1 FREE Gallon of milk (up to $4.69).
***Buy (5) boxes and get 2 FREE Gallons of milk (up to $9.38).
***Buy (7) or more boxes and get 3 FREE Gallons of milk (up to $14.07).

Del Monte Vegetables
11 oz To 15.25 oz Can (LIMIT 6 Cans Total With $10 Or More Additional Purchase!)
.50 each

Savannah Classics Hushpuppies
JalapeƱo, Original Or Sweet Corn - 16 oz Bag
$1.50
.50 MQ from 3/22 insert
Final price: FREE!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Got Milk? (April 8th)

The best local milk price is:



Brookshire's

$1.99 per gallon

Week 1 of my $60 Weekly Budget

Ok, this may be harder than I thought!

Before I did the math, I thought I was way under. April 1st thru 7th, I spent $58.67 on grocery & drug store items. So I was only a little under. Hmmmm...

I spent $9.03 on newspapers this week. I got 7 because it was such a GREAT week with 5 inserts. I included that $9.03 in my $60 budget.

I'm also apparently not done buying baby formula. Bebe Girl goes through it so fast! She has her next doctor's appointment on April 30, and hopefully she can start drinking regular milk. That was $10 of my budget.

I'm sticking with the $60 budget for April, though.

You know, the funniest part is that 70% of that total is probably sales tax!

Kroger Reusable Bag Design

Kroger Design a Reusable Shopping Bag Contest - Vote for My Design

Go vote for my bag so I can win $1,000 gift card!

Design your own and you'll get a credit on your Kroger card for a free reusable shopping bag. Then USE it to get 3 cents off everytime you shop!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan: April 6th-12th

It's been awhile since I've done any menu planning--and my bank account is quite reflective of it! We have been eating out WAAYYY too much and I need to nip it in the bud! It's makes no sense for me to be stockpiling and "saving all this money" if we're blowing it on restaurant food.

Monday: Chicken Broccoli Braid

Tuesday: DH closing at work. PBJ's, frozen pizza, etc.

Wednesday: Spaghetti & Garlic Breadsticks

Thursday: Crockpot BBQ Chicken w/scalloped potatoes & corn on the cob

Friday: Chili Dogs & Chips

Saturday: Chicken & Dumplings

Sunday: Pot Roast w/Carrots & Red Potatoes Forgot it was EASTER! We'll be eating with family.

I'm also going to try and start breaking down the cost of meals to show you the difference that couponing, sale-shopping, and stockpiling can make!

REDBOX Code for April 6th

It's movie night!

Today's code is: TS473G

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Brookshire's Update

As I mentioned here and here, I have encountered a couple of cashiers manually entering my IP's so that they will not double or triple when the coupon says "Do not double or triple".

Today, I was checking out with my favorite cashier, and I talked to her about it. They are now practicing this as store policy. Apparently, they should have been doing it all along, but it is just now being enforced.

Once again, I believe they have the right to do this when the coupon clearly states "Do not double or triple".

It will definitely affect my shopping trips, and my weekly coupon matchups will reflect this to the best of my ability. When I have already printed the IP's and no longer have them, I won't always know if they say DND or DNT.

All of this took place at the Brandon location off of Lakeland Drive. I have not been to another location yet to know if they are enforcing the same policy or not.

I am also not sure about MQ's from Sunday inserts that say "Do not double or triple" and if they are using the same manually entered method.

Just an FYI!

Walgreens (April 5-11th)

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

Colgate Total Advanced
$3.49
Earns $3.49 RR
.75 MQ from 3/29 insert
Final Price: FREE plus .75 overage!

Cheapies:

Reach Dental Care, Ultra Clean Toothbrush, and Floss
2/$5
Earns $2.50 RR WYB 2
$1.50/2 MQ from Diabetes & You book @ Walgreens Pharmacy
Final Price: .50 each

Betty Crocker Cake Frosting
2/$3
Earns $1 RR WYB 2
.55 IP's HERE and HERE
Final Price: .45 each
***This is a better deal @ Brookshire's right now, as long as it triples.***

Walgreens Diapers
2/$9
$2 IVC in the Pharmacy Booklet for asking about Prescription Savings Plan
Final Price: $2.50 each

CVS (April 5-11)

If you're new to shopping at CVS, read THIS first.

Check out the monthly deals HERE.

Freebies:

***Sunday & Monday ONLY!***
Bamboo Easter Basket
$1.99
Earns $1.99 ECB's (LIMIT 2)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's!

***Sunday & Monday ONLY!***
Easter Grass
.79
Earns .79 ECB's (LIMIT 2)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's!

Skintimate Cream Shave
$3.49
Earns $3.49 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's!

Cheapies:

Colgate Max Fresh or Max White
$2.99
Earns $2 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
.75 MQ from 2/22 SS insert
.75 MQ from 3/29 SS insert
Final Price: .24
***Walgreens has a better deal on Colgate this week.***

Pringles
.88
$1/2 MQ from 3/15 P&G
Final Price: .38

Maybe's:

12-pack Coke Products
3/$11
Earns $3 ECB's WYB 3 (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: 3/$8 or $2.67 each

Buy $25 worth of selected baby products, earn $10 ECB's. Includes Huggies diapers & wipes, CVS diapers & wipes, Similac & Enfamil ready to drink formula, Johnson's products, Diaper Genie refills, and more. See ad for details.

Friday, April 3, 2009

CVS Show & Tell (April 3rd)


I popped in today to grab the Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubbers.


$2.99 each

used (2) $2.75 IP's HERE

Final Price: .24 each


You have to pay sales tax on the coupon value, so my total was .90 which I paid on a gift card.
On a side note, remember the incident that led to me getting a new CVS card?
Bad news: Now that there's a very small purchase history, I'm not getting any good coupons on my receipts.
Good news: When they transferred my Winter spending, they gave me much more credit than I had actually spent! Maybe to appease me? Anywhoo, I just got my Winter Spending ExtraBuck Reward=$17.00!! YEEHAW!

Brookshire's Show & Tell (April 3rd)

@#%!#^%@$^!%$#@&!!#*%(@*%$&@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That was me whining, crying, throwing a hissy fit and stomping my feet...



On the inside.



I had another cashier manually enter my IP's so they wouldn't double or triple. Again, I say that they absolutely have the right to do so when the coupon clearly states "Do not Double or Triple"--but can I just mourn for a moment about it? *tear, sigh, sob*



OK, I'm done!






My transaction would've only subtotaled .16 if the IP's had tripled like they usually do.

You can find most of the coupon matches HERE.

The Mahatma rice was FREE with the .50 MQ from 3/1.

The La Victoria enchilada sauce was FREE with the .50 IP HERE.



Total Paid: $4.43



Total Saved: $17.77 or 84%

How Did I Do Last Month?

I didn't spend a single penny at CVS! Can you believe that? Between ECB's and gift cards (and a lack of astonishing deals...), I didn't have to spend any OOP. I saved a total of $184.79.

I did some damage at Walgreens. $71.20. I still don't think that's too bad. Less than $20 per week and that's where I got all my daughter's formula and diapers in March. Not to mention all the other stuff--soap, deo, razors, shampoo & conditioner, oral care, some food items, etc.! I saved $543.36. It was a good month at Wags.

At Kroger, I spent $78.10 and saved $170.36. We did get a little frivolous (a.k.a. LAZY!) with our some of the Kroger trips. It's so close to the house that when we're feeling lazy, we just pop in there and grab stuff. I need to tighten up on that.

Brookshire's was where I spent a lot. $173.55 with a savings of $527.81. I did a lot of stocking up though--including meat for my freezer.

I've been toying around with a $50 weekly budget for grocery & drugstore items. Most weeks it seems to be enough, but not always. For April, I'm going to go with $60 a week and try to be STRICT! I have a good stockpile now, so I should be able to do it with a little discipline.

How did you do last month?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brookshire's Show & Tell (April 2nd)

I went in today to check prices on the Buy One Get One for a Penny sales and to verify some of the unadvertised sales.

I'm updating the Brookshire's Weekly Sale post, so be sure to check it out for some new info!






4 Bottles of Sun Burst Laundry Detergent

$2.19 + .01=$2.20 x 2=$4.40

Final Price: $1.10 each

4 boxes of Pop-Tarts

.98 each

used $1 peelies

Final Price: FREE plus .02 overage each

2 bags of Cheetos

$2.89 + .01=$2.90

Used (2) .55 peelies (1 tripled, 1 didn't)

Final Price: .35 each

Keebler Ready Crust

$1.09

used .30 MQ tripled

Final Price: .19



Ducan Hines Cake Mix

$1.09

used .35 MQ tripled

Final Price: .04


Total Paid: $5.87
Total Saved: $21.57 or 81%

Clothing Clearance @ Wal-Mart

My Wal-Mart (on Lakeland Drive in Flowood) just marked down their clearance clothing even further.



I got:

(For me)
7 Turtlenecks @ $1 each
1 Henley @ $1

(For the Boys)
6 sets of PJ's @ $2.50 each (Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, & Speed Racer--I'm Mom-of-the-Year!)
2 Blanket Sleeper PJ's @ $2 each
3 Thermal shirts @ $1 each

(For the Bebe Girl)
2 Blanket Sleeper PJ's @ .50 each ($1 for a pack of two, actually)
3 Pants @ $2 each
2 Sweaters @ $1 each
2 Fleece-lined Crocs @ $1 each
1 Tunic Shirt @ $1
(Most of her stuff won't fit for yeeeaarrss...)

(For Gifts)
8 Blanket Sleepers @ .50 each ($1 for a pack of two, actually)

And I didn't wipe them out! They had plenty more of all of this except for the big boy blanket sleepers.

Coupon Preview for April 5th

WOOHOO! It's gonna be a GREAT week for coupons!

5 inserts on Sunday! 2 SmartSource, 2 Red Plum, and 1 Procter & Gamble.

Here are some of the highlight (IMO):

Pillsbury: Lots of them!

Betty Crocker: I always use these for FREE or cheap cookies, frosting, brownies, and Warm Delights!

Kellogg's Cereal: Preview has $1 off 1! I'm praying for that one!

.60 off Bertolli and .30 off Ragu: Not sure we'll get both or that they'll be those amounts.

Daisy Sour Cream: We don't usually get this, but maybe.

Always Infinity: $3 off--That's a high dollar coupon!

You can see the full preview HERE, just remember that it varies by region.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Got Milk? (April 1st)

The best local price on milk this week is:

Kroger
$2.39 for Skim & 1%
$2.59 for 2% & Whole

Brookshire's April 1-7

As part of The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble, I report on the Brookshire’s weekly advertisement.

You do need a Brookshire’s “Thank You” card for most sale prices. The card is free and can be obtained at the customer service desk.

Brookshire’s locations in Central Mississippi are currently TRIPLING manufacturer’s coupons up to and including 60 cents. Only one of each kind of coupon will TRIPLE, all others will be redeemed at face value.

Brookshire's also has a "Priced Right Guarantee", meaning if your item doesn't ring up correctly, you get it FREE (Excludes Dairy, Tobacco, & Alcohol). Don't address this at the cash register. Go to Customer Service after your transaction.

Here are package deals this week:

There are lots of Buy One Get One for a Penny Deals:

PAM Cooking Spray
$3.59 + .01=$3.60
$1 IP HERE (Use 2)
Final Price: .80 each

Fritos Or Cheetos (7.75 oz To 11.125 oz)
$2.89 + .01=$2.90
Look for .55 peelies (Use 2)
Final Price: .35 each

Maruchan Instant Lunch Or Ramen Noodles
6 Cup Pkg is $2.99
12 Ct Bag Pkg is $2.85

Sun Burst 2X Laundry Detergent (29 To 35 Loads)
LIMIT 4 TOTAL per transaction
$2.19

Daisy Brand Sour Cream (8 oz.)
$1.29

Food Club Deluxe American Cheese Slices (16 Ct Pkg)
$2.79

Mary B’s Biscuits (26.4 oz - 35 oz Bag)
$4.13

Pepperidge Farm Layer Cake (Selected Varieties)
$4.20

PictSweet Vegetables (14 oz. - 16 oz.)
$1.80

Sara Lee Oven Fresh Pies (37 oz.)
$5.99

C & H Sugar Pure Cane Granulated (4 Lb Bag)
LIMIT 2 TOTAL w/$10 Additional Purchase
$2.59

Boneless Pork Chops (Sold By The Lb) Buy One Per Pound Pkg At Regular Price And Get One Per Pound Pkg Of Same Product Of Equal Or Lesser Value For A Penny
Hormel is $4.99 per pound
Chef’s Prime is $4.89 per pound

Pilgrim’s Pride USDA Government Inspected Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (Sold By the Lb) Buy One Per Pound Pkg At Regular Price And Get One Per Pound Pkg Of Of Equal Or Lesser Value For A Penny
$3.99 per pound
.55 IP HERE

Boneless Top Round Roast or Steak - Regular Or Tenderized USDA Select Beef (Sold By The Lb) No Mix Or Match! Buy One Per Pound Pkg At Regular Price And Get One Per Pound Pkg Of Same Product Of Equal Or Lesser Value For A Penny
$4.29 per pound

Eckrich Smoked Sausage (14 oz To 16 oz Pkg)
$3.99

Charbroiled Or Angus Fully Cooked Beef Patties (18 oz Pkg)
$5.99 - $6.99

Oscar Mayer Bacon (12 oz To 16 oz Pkg)
$4.99

Owens Country Style Sausage (16 oz Roll)
$3.99

Nature's Harvest Russet Potatoes (5 Lb Bag)
$3.49

Food Club Microwave Popcorn (3 Ct Box)
$1.39

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers (6.6 oz To 8 oz Bag)
$2.19

Buy Two Get One for a Penny:

Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz. Bottle)
LIMIT 3 TOTAL per transaction
$2.49

Buy 2 Mission Flour Tortillas (8 Ct Pkg), Get 1 Box Mission Yellow Taco Shells (12 Ct Box)
LIMIT 1 Offer per transaction
$2.99

Here are the rest of the deals:

Kellogg’s Cereal
Frosted Flakes - 14 oz,
Froot Loops Or Apple Jacks - 8.7 oz,
Hannah Montana 9.5 oz,
Cookie Crunch - 10.5 oz
Or High School Musical - 9 oz Box
$2

Hunt’s Tomato Sauce, 8 oz. can
.33

Food Club Large Eggs Grade A Dozen
.99

Unadvertised Deals:

Duncan Hines Cake Mix
$1.09
.35 MQ from 3/29 insert
Final Price: .04

Betty Crocker Warm Delights
$1.79
.50 MQ from 2/8 insert (EXPIRES 4/4!)
Final Price: .29

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$1.79
.50 IP HERE & HERE
Final Price: .29

Betty Crocker Frosting
$1.50
.55 IP HERE & HERE
Final Price: FREE plus .15 overage

Keebler Ready Crust
$1.09
.30 MQ from 3/29 insert
Final Price: .19

REDBOX Code for April 1

It's movie night!

Today's code is: MMM401

What's REDBOX? Read about it here!

Quick Correction!

Thanks to Amy at Who Said Nothing in Life is FREE? for letting me know that I made a goof!

You know how it gets when you copy and paste and oops! Yeah, that Vitamin D was from last month.

I have corrected the CVS post about April's Monthly Value Book.

Thanks Amy!

(It wasn't a mistake, it was an April Fool's... Yeah, that's it....)

CVS Monthly Deals for April 2009

It's a new month, it's a new book! Be sure to look for your monthly value book at CVS up front by the weekly ads.

If you're new to shopping at CVS, start here.

Freebies:

Accu-Chek Aviva Diabetes Monitoring Kit
$9.99
Earns $9.99 ECB's (LIMIT 1)
Final Price: FREE after ECB's

Natural Dentist Healthy Gum Rinse
$6.99
Earns $4 ECB's
$2 IP HERE
$10 MIR WYB 2 HERE
Final Price: FREE plus overage after rebate

Cheapies:

Mentos Gum (1 oz.)
$1.69
.55/1 MQ from 2/08 SS insert
$1/1 MQ from 3/01 SS insert
Earns $1 ECB WYB 3 (LIMIT 5)
Final Price: .36 each after coupon and ECB
***Look out for a sale on sale on this! Possible Moneymaker!***