Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cocoa Puffs Giveaway.



Like a few others I have been given the opportunity to give you a chance to win a new product by General Mills called Cocoa Puffs Combos. It combines Chocolate and Vanilla puffs. This is the first new product for Cocoa Puffs in 50 years and you can be one of the first to try it for free. As part of the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival I am giving away 4 coupons for a free box of Cocoa Puff Combos. The contest will end on August 3rd and I will post the 4 random winners on the 4th. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. If you aren't a registered user make sure you leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. Don't forget to visit the many blogs listed in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival for your chance to win some great prizes and check out some great blogs.


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Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer


I'm heading out for a little girls trip with my Mom and daughter so my friend Sonshine over at Glimpse of Sonshine will be hosting the Grocery Gathering for Meijer this week. Make sure you check her out to find out the deals at Meijer this week. Don't forget to visit BeCentsAble to find deals from your favorite stores.

Super Saving Saturday~ CVS

The only shopping I did this week was a quick trip to CVS. I took advantage of some B1G1 deals combined with some great coupons. For everything pictured I spent $3.46 . I saved $32.48 and received $1.99 in ECB . TO see how others have saved be sure to visit Money Saving Mom.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer July 20- July 26


10 for $10 Deals


Little Debbie Sweet Goods


2 Liter Pepsi Products


Betty Crocker Warm Delights
.50 coupon(doubled) 07-13 S exp.09-06
Free with coupon


Betty Crocker Family Brownies


Meijer Organic or Mini Bella Mushrooms


Meijer Frozen Vegetables
.50 Mealbox coupon
.50 cents per bag


Jose Ole Burritos


Dole Classic Iceberg Lettuce


Betty Crocker Helpers
.75/3 coupon 06-08 S exp.08-02
.75 cents per box


Purina One wet dog food


Redi-Serve Breaded Chicken or Veal Patties


Larry's Stuffed Potatoes


Ore Ida Extra crispy Fries 4.25 oz


Banquet Meals


Michellina's entrees


Pillsbury Grands or Golden Layer Biscuits


Bounty Basic Paper Towel


Archway Homestyle cookies


Pennsylvania Dutch Mushrooms


Joy Liquid Dish Soap


Bob Evans Hash Browns


Welch's frozen Juice


Aunt Millie's Honey Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns


Crest or Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 oz.
75 Crest Coupon 07-06 PG exp.07-31
.25 after Coupon
There is also a $1 for Colgate Sensitive put I am unsure if it is included in the sale.


Sobe, Life Water or Lipton Pure leaf tea


Propel Fitness Water


Other Deals


General Mills Cereal $4/10
$1/2 coupon 06-29 S exp.08-09
$2 per box
BUY $10 of General Mills cereal And get $3 off Blueberries


Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts B1G1


Bob Evans rolled sausage$2.29
.35 coupon (doubled) 06-22 S exp.08-24
$1.59 per package

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice $3.99
Buy One get a Tropicana Fruit Punch 1/2 gallon free


Meijer Sour Cream $1.29
.50 Mealbox coupon
.79 cents per container


Lawry's Marinade 3/$5.
50 coupon(doubled) 06-22 RP exp.09-14
.67 cents per bottle


Wishbone dressing 3/$5
$1/2 coupon 06-29 RP exp.09-15
$1.17 per bottle

Bic Comfort 3 Men's or Woman's 4ct. 2/$6
$2 coupon 07-20 S exp.08-20
$1 per package

I also believe that the Catalina for the Kraft dressing and the Hanes Deal from last week are still in effect.

For more deals from your favorite store be sure to visit BeCentsAble.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Grocery Gathering


My Meijer deals for this week will be posted tomorrow evening. Sorry for the delay.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Meijer Two Day Super Sale


This Friday and Saturday Meijer is having a 2 Day Super Sale. Some of the deals include
  • Bob Evans Sausage Roll Sausage 3/$5 there is a .35 coupon (doubled) from 6/22. With the coupon it is .97 cents per pkg.
  • Coke 2 liters .88 cents per bottle
  • Tostinos Pizza Rolls .99 cents. Use the .40/2 coupon(doubled) from 7/13 and get them for .59 cents per box.
  • 14 oz Cheerios 3/$5. There are many coupons out there so you should be able to pick some up for about $1 a box. I know for sure in the 7/13 inserts there was one for $1/2 making them $1.17 per box.
  • Colgate toothpaste or wave toothbrush .99 cent
  • Aunt Millie's Cracked Wheat bread B1G1
  • Dail Liquid Handsoap .99 cents
  • Pampers Diapers Jumbo pack $6.99

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

How many men does it take to push a bus?
You can read here about our bus adventures. For more WW go here or here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Planters Nuts at Meijer


If you are planning on buying Kraft Salad Dressing or Mayo deal at Meijer this week you may want to print off this coupon and pick up some free Planter's Peanuts as well. Mixed Nuts and cashews are on sale this week for $3 so with the coupon they will be free.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer July 13-July 19


Kraft Shredded Cheese 8 oz. 1/2 price

M&M Novelty Ice cream 1/2 price
$1 coupon 06-01 RP exp.09-30


Dean's or Stroh's Ice Cream 1/2 price


Dyanamo Liquid Laundry Detergent B1G2


Jimmy Dean Sausage B1G1


Hillshire Farms Smoked sausage B1G1


Meijer Frozen Tilapia 16oz B2G2
use 4 $2 Meijer Mealbox coupons
$3.98 for 4 packages of Tilapia


Cooked Tail on Shrimp 16oz B1G1


Land O frost Lunch Meat B1G1
.55 coupon 05-11 RP exp.08-30


Honey Nut Cheerios 3/$7
.50 Honey Nut Cheerio Coupon(doubled) 06-15 S exp.07-26
$1/2 coupon 07-13 S exp 08-23
$1.34 or $1.84 a box.


Hershey's packaged Candy B2G2


Goldfish Crackers B1G1


Doritos B1G1


Edward's Singles Pie Slices 1/2 price
.75 coupon 05-11 S exp.08-02


Meijer Olive Oil 33% off.
50 mealbox coupon


Meijer Specialty Cut Pasta 3/$2
.50 Mealbox coupon.
.17 cents per box.


Meijer family Size salty Snacks 2/$5
$1 Mealbox coupon
$1.50 per bag


Kraft Salad Dressing 3/$5
.55 coupon 06-15 S exp 07-16
$1.12 per bottle


There is a Catalina for $2 off your next shopping trip if you buy 3 Kraft Dressings, Mayonnaise or Miracle whip and $4 if you buy 4.


Kraft Miracle whip or Mayonnaise 18oz jar 2/$4


Oscar Meyer Pre-cooked Bacon B1G1


Dole Salad Blends B1G1


Buy $10 in any combination of Nabisco Cookies and Crackers And get $10 off any $3 packages of Hanes Basics for the family

Be sure to visit BeCentsAble for deals from your favorite stores.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Super Saving Saturday Part 2~Meijer


I was able to make it to Meijer today to pick up some of their 10 for $10 deals and a few other items I needed. Thanks to my Mealbox coupons I spent $18.74 for these 26 items.
Remember to see how others have saved visit Money Saving Mom.

Super Saving Saturday~Freebies

I saved a lot this week by staying away from the grocery stores and CVS. My only purchases were bread and milk which we needed after being gone on vacation. I want to go to Meijer today to get a few 10 for $10 deals so I will see if I have time for that.

I wanted to share with you a few freebies I got the past few weeks. They always make going to the mailbox fun. They include:

Opi Nic stick from She Speaks
A can of Tava plus a coupon for a free 4 pack.
Tea samples from Republic of Tea
Betty Crocker Warm Delights
Kashi Vive Cereal plus a coupon for a free box from Vocalpoint
Tide and Purex detergent
Splenda flavors
Emergen-C Pink Lemonade Vitamin C
Ban Deodorant
Dove Lotion
BeneFiber
Excedrin
Granier Fructris & John Fredia Shampoo and conditioner
Calcium softgels from Nature Made.
Country Time, Kool-aid and Crystal Light On the Go drink packs.

To see how others have saved this week be sure to visit Money Saving Mom.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Our family spent a wonderful summer day at Comerica Park watching the Detroit Tigers play thanks to Fry Inc. the company where my husband works. They provided a great day for their employees and their families. We had a good time even though the Tigers ended up losing in the 11th inning.


This is just a great view looking back at the stadium and the city behind it. It also happens to be the middle of the street that our bus broke down on after the game. All the men on the bus got out and pushed it out of the intersection. Forty minutes later we had a new bus and where on our way home.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Healthy You Check-In

It has been a long time since I have checked in for the Healthy You Challenge. I am still working at keeping my weight off but for the moment have stopped worrying about losing more. After the summer I will return to Weight Watchers and try to get the last 20 lbs off. We have been gone so much this summer it has been hard to get in consistent exercise but I am trying to stay active and walk my 4 miles whenever possible.

I have started reading a book called Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success from People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off . I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to keep off the weight that they have lost. I have lost 87 lbs and I need to keep the motivation to keep it off so all of this effort has not been in vain. Most importantly I know I do not want to go back to where I was.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

July 6-July12



Meijer half gallon ice cream 4/$10.
1.00 off 1 Mealbox coupon
$1.50 per carton

Meijer frozen blended vegetables 10/$10.
.50 off 1 mealbox coupon
.50 per bag

Meijer Spaghetti,Thin Spaghetti or Elbows 2/$1
.50 off 1 mealbox coupon
Free

Meijer Sour Cream 4/$5
.50 off 1 mealbox coupon
.75 per container

Meijer Frozen Potatoes 5/$10
$1 per bag

Meijer Frozen Fruit 3/$8
$1.67 per bag.

Powerade .59 cents
.75 off 1 coupon 06-08 S exp.10-31
Free

Tropicana Pure Valencia 2/$7
$1 off 1 coupon 04-20 RP exp.07-31
$2.50 per container

Northland Cranberry Juice 2/$5
$1/2 coupon 05-04 S exp.08-31
$2 per container

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing 16oz. 3/$7
.50 off 1 coupon(doubled) 06-08 RP exp.07-22
$1.33 per bottle

Covergirl TruBlend Family Foundation,Concealer or Blush B1G1

Meijer Brand 10/$10 (get 11th free) Deals

Old Fashioned Cookies
Waffles or Breakfast Entrees
Facial Tissue
Pretzels
Microwave Popcorn
Paper Towels
Plastic Plates,Cups,Bowls or M Cutlery
Pastry Treats
Fruit Snacks
Crescent or Cinnamon Rolls and Pizza Crust
Meijer Storage Bags
Split Top Breads
Popcorn, Corn Chips or Cheese Treats
Ketchup 20 or 24 oz bottle
Hamburger Dill Slices 32oz jar
Meijer Salad Dressing or croutons
Lunch-umms
Frozen Lemonade,Fruit Punch, Apple Juice or Grape Juice Cocktail
Plastic wrap or Wax Paper
Organic whole or Mini Bella Mushrooms 8 oz
Albacore Solid white Tuna in water
Applesauce
Marshmallows
Graham Cracker Crust
Baked Beans
Mini Pizza Bagel Snacks
Skillet Basics or Boxed Potatoes
Party Pops
Liquid Dish Soap
English Muffins
Aspirin 26 or 100 count

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Storm Hit


We came home from Bible study tonight to find this mess in our backyard. You can see our patio table is completely ruined. It is still storming so we have not yet attempted to pick up the glass. All six chairs were thrown all over the yard. The kids picnic table was done the street in the opposite direction and their water table is stilling missing in action. Oddly enough although many have lost power we have not.

Wordless Wednesday

Daddy and daughter duo.


For more WW go here or here.