Saturday, May 8, 2010

Resolutions Journal Week 14--May 1--7

Week 14 Accomplishments:  May 1-May 7

Updated my homeschoolbuy auctions.

Sewed quilt squares.

Sewed more of the fabric totes.

Updated The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker, Miserly Moms, Bicycle Hostel, Our Garden 2010, and My Book Reviews squidoo lenses

Read in my current book, Hollywood Station

I was so busy this week with things away from home that I just don't feel like I accomplished much at all, yet I know that I did.  Next week isn't looking any different on the being away from home thing.
I slacked on my squidoo lenses, which I can't afford to do, need to keep them updated and fresh.

Until Next Week,

Friday, May 7, 2010

Winner Announcement for 4 Week to Healthy Digestion

First of all, thanks to those of you who entered  :)

Now  without further ado...I used and the winner is....

Sabrinia said...
I follow you on Twitter. NeverRockAlone

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Shopping and More Shopping 5/3/10

I got my check from church for cleaning in April so I did some shopping.....$50 sure doesn't go far!
At the grocery store I got:
2- Maruchan noodles, on sale for $1 each, used $1/2 coupon making them .50 each.
Kroger Milk Chocolate breakfast drink 5 pack, $2.50  ( this is my breakfast)
Country Crock, on sale for $1, used .40 coupon doubled, making it .20.
3- Mentos Gum, on sale for $1, used 3- .55 coupons doubled to $1, making them free.
4-Big K 2 ltrs of soda on sale for .59  (I'm even trying Dr. K in place of my Dr. Pepper, which I might say, is quite the sacrifice for me!)
3-Green Giant frozen boxed veggies, on sale for $1 each, used $1/3 coupon making them .67 each.
Red Baron Pizza Slices, on sale for $3.99, used $1 coupon (mailing in for $3.99 refund)
Pam Grilling Spray, on sale for $2.50, used $1 coupon making it $1.50.
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, not on sale for $1.79, but used .70 coupon doubled to $1, making them just .79.
I spent $14.76....saved $8.80 with savings including sale pricing was 53%.

The Mentos gum is thrown into my gift tote for later use for part of gifts to the kids.

Another of my shopping trips was to Walgreen's.  I had $13 in register rewards to use from the week before, so that sure helped!
I got:
2-Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, on sale  2 for $5, used $1.50/2 coupon making them $1.75 per box and I got $2 in register rewards.
box of envelopes, .69 with Walgreen's coupon.
2-Stouffer's Meatloaf frozen meals, on sale 2/$5  (used $3 and $2 rr's towards these) and got $1 in rr's.
Twix minis and Milky Way Minis, on sale 2 for $5 (used $3 and $2 rr's on these), got back $1 in rr's.
Soft Soap body wash, on sale for $2.99  (used $3 rr with 1 cent overage I guess off the envelopes), got back $2 in rr's
Sure deoderant, on sale for $1.50 with Walgreen's coupon and used manufacturers coupon for $1.50 off making it free.
Veet gel, $6.99, used $3 Walgreen's coupon and $3 manufacturers coupon making it just .99
Pert Plus shampoo, on sale for $1.99, used $1.50 coupon making it just .49.

I paid $7.72 of which $2.06 of that was sales tax.  I got back a total of $6 in register rewards.  I'm a little disappointed to have spent more than I got back in rr's this week.
I saved $25.39 in coupons including the rr's so that is great!

P.S.  My other shopping was at Wal mart where I didn't use any coupons.  I needed to get card stock, page protectors, and printer paper and Kansas postcards towards Jasmine's project and a lapbook she is making.  I did pick up the latest All You magazine while there too.  Spent $17.13.
I also went to Pet Co to get the Science Diet dog food for my bzz campaign, paying .77 for the sales tax with the free coupon they sent me.  The dog food was $10.99 for the bag.
I also added a few dollars into my gas tank to go with gas money my mom gave me to run her around.
Hence, my $50 didn't last long, but I had fun, and I got things I needed.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WeUseCoupons Wednesday

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Wednesdays they post the long ad scans and deals.  They also list Sunday Supplement coupon previews.

You can even look up deals by state!

Click the banner above and check it all out today  :)

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Good luck and good savings to all!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Just Won 14 Swag Bucks on

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I earn lots of amazon here!

My Frugal Week--April 25-May 1, 2010

My frugal week:

We ran out of trashbags.  I've used large bags from the second hand stores and things that I've saved back until I am able to buy more.

Walgreen's Shopping  Walgreen's Shopping 4/25/10

I cooked pork roast in beef broth previously frozen from other beef I had cooked.  This is something I just recently started doing over buying broth in a can to cook in.

Was able to get a $20 bra from JC Penney's for just $4.50 shipping using the $10 off $10 coupon code.
The bra was on clearance for $10 and I saved $1.45 on the shipping cost by having it shipped to my store since I knew we would be in that area to pick it up.
The code is 4BESTMOM and is still good at until May 9!

I also got to make a coupon shopping trip to the grocery store.  Although we were going to the store for specific ingredients for supper, I was able to grab up some coupons and get some good deals.
Grocery Shopping 5/1/10

That's it for this week....see you next week!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Grocery Shopping 5/1/10

I was given $30 to spend at the store.  We were going to get taco fixings for supper and soda.
I hurried and looking around at at what was on sale and threw together some coupons.

It wasn't a spectacular trip, but it seems forever since I've done grocery shopping with many coupons, with the exception of my Walgreens shopping, but that's not generally food.

You can see all that I bought in the photo below.

Here are the highlights:
2 packages of flour tortilla's on sale for $2 each (reg price $3.25)
2 dozen eggs on sale for $.98 (reg prize $1.32)
1 - 20 oz Sprite and 3- 20 oz Coke--I used my 4 free coupons from mycokerewards.
2-Fast Fixins Chicken Nuggets on sale for $1 each and I used 2 $1 coupons  (regular price $2.19 each)
2 Mentos gum on sale for $1, used 2- .55 coupons (doubled to $1) (reg price $1.49)
2- Country Crock on sale for $1, used 1- .30 coupon and 1- .40 coupon (doubled to .60 and .80)  (reg price $1.58)
Pam cooking spray on sale for $2.50, used .35 coupon (doubled to .70) (regular price $3.39) (sale and coupon made it cheaper than the store brand)

I overspent the $30 by $6.75 so good thing I had some money in my paypal.
In total I used $12.46 in coupons and including sale prices I saved 41%.

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