Saturday, May 31, 2008

Super Saving Saturday~Meijer

I didn't do much shopping this week but I did send my husband to take advantage of the tilapia deal at Meijer. They were buy 2 get 2 free. They only had 3 left so he got a rain check for the last one. he used the Meijer Mealbox coupons and got these 4 items for $7.48 and a bag of tilapia to come. Visit Money saving Mom to see how others saved this week.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free mp3 Downloads

While I was searching through the Meijer website this morning I discovered that they have a free music download. It is located in the At stores section. There is a link at the bottom of the page called Outside the mainstream. The current one is by a group called Faith4. It is a great song. Meijer and Faith4 are donating all the proceeds from the sale of Faith4's CD "I Believe" to Operation Uplink - a program that supplies phone cards to U.S. military service people and hospitalized veterans who are separated from those they care about.

There are also downloads from previous weeks that you can still get. Make sure to check them out here.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

May 25- May 31
If you have not yet checked out Meijer Mealbox it would be a great week to do so as there are great deals when you use the coupons found there.

Aunt Millie's Old fashioned White or Multigrain bread B1G2
.35 coupon(doubled) 04-13 RP exp.05-31

Aunt Millie's White or Wheat Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns B1G2
.35 coupon(doubled) 05-11 RP exp.06-30

Dynamo Liquid Laundry Detergent 100 oz bottle B1G2

Meijer Chicken Breast Tenders 64 oz. pkg B1g1

Jennie-O Turkey Store Ground Turkey or Bratwurst and Italian sausage B1G1

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese B3G3

Nestle Candy Singles B2G2

Keebler Chips Deluxe or Right Bites B1G1

Any Nair Item B1G1

Meijer Multi Purpose Solution or Eye Drops B1G1

Meijer Frozen Tilapia 16 oz pkg B2G2
$2 Meijer Mealbox coupon

Meijer Blended Vegetables 5/$5
.50 Meijer Mealbox coupon
.50 cents per bag

Meijer frozen Potatoes 3/$6
$1 Meijer Mealbox coupon
$1 per bag

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

Meijer Spices 33% off
$1 off 2.5 oz Chilli Powder Meijer Mealbox coupon

Maxwell House Coffee 11-13 0z can 1/2 off
$1 coupon 03-09 S exp.06-30

Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt 5/$10
$1 coupon 04-20 S exp.06-14
$1 per package

Dean's or Stroh's Ice cream 56 oz. 1/2 off

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Birthday

Nine years ago my life changed forever. What a wonderful change it has been.

Can you see the pure excitement on his face. He told his Aunt he was about to faint. Boy it is hard to believe how fast these nine years have gone by. Happy Birthday Bug!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

The best of "Bud"dies

For more WW go here or here.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

May 18-May 24

Ball Park Franks 16 oz. B1G2

Eckrich Smoked sausage or Grillers B1G2

Lay's Potato Chips BOGO

Snyder's Tortilla Chips BOGO

Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 40 oz. pkg BOGO

Jimmy Dean Thick Sliced Bacon BOGO

Garden Fresh Salsa or Chips BOGO

Aunt Millie's Homestyle Buttermilk or Cracked Wheat Bread BOGO
.35 coupon(doubled) 04-13 RP exp 5-31

Aunt Millie's Honey Hotdog or Hamburger buns BOGO
.35 coupon(doubled) 04-13 RP exp 5-31
90 cents each with 2 coupons.

Brownberry Country or Whole grain Classics Bread BOGO

L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner BOGO
$1 coupon 04-27 RP exp. 07-20

L'Oreal Kids Products BOGO
.75 cents coupon 03-09 RP exp. 06-01

Ajax Liquid Dishsoap BOGO
.20 cent coupon(doubled) 05-18 S1 06-14

Johnson's Bath Buddies B2G1
$1 coupon 04-27 RP exp. 07-31

Hershey's Candy singles B2G3

Smucker's Ice Cream Topping 5/$5
.35 coupon(doubled) 05-04 RP exp.07-31
30 cents per jar

Kraft Bagel-fuls 3/$5
$1 coupon 04-13 S exp.06-15
67 cents per box

Busch's Grillin Beans 5/$6
$1 coupon 04-20 S exp.06-20
20 cents per can

Lawry's Marinade 3/$4
.50 cent coupon(doubled)05-18 RP exp.08-10
34 cents per bottle

Suave Bodywash $1.79
.50 cent coupon(doubled)05-18 RP exp.08-10
79 cents per bottle

Suave Shampoo or Conditioner 4/$5
.50 cent coupon(doubled)05-18 RP exp.08-10
25 cents per bottle
To find deals at your favorite store be sure to visit the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Super Saving Saturday~Freebies

I haven't done much shopping this week, except for the essentials, as it has been a crazy busy week. It has been a fun week at the mailbox though so I thought I would share the freebies I received this week. They all came in the mail except the juice which I got a coupon for from BzzAgent a couple of weeks ago. Many of you have asked where I get my freebies from. Most come from If you go under the In Stores Now tab there is a link that says Free Samples. Be sure to check it often as the samples change frequently. I also visit Freebies 4 Mom and Money Saving Mom as they often post links to freebies. You too can make going to the mailbox fun again.
To see how others have saved money this week be sure to visit Money saving Mom.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Meijer Two Day Super Sale

I went to Meijer tonight and discovered that they are having a Two day Super sale today and tomorrow. Here is some of what is included

Johnsonville Brats BOGO

Coke 2 liters 88 cents

Babycut Carrots 1lb bag $1

Dole Classic Iceberg salad $1

Pop Tats 8 count 4/$5

Speed Stick deodorant $1

.75/2 coupon 04-27 S exp. 5-24

2 sticks for $1.25

Meijer cooked Tail on Shrimp BOGO

Colgate Total Toothpaste BOGO

$1 coupon 04-27 S exp. 5-24

There is also a coupon on the ad for 15% off one general merchandise item.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Healthy You Check-In

I didn't post last week but the last couple of weeks have been good for me. I have lost 2.8 lbs. which has me close to where I was before my vacations started. I have been a little nervous because I have had to go back on a medicine that I know causes me to gain weight. So far so good but we will see what my next weigh-in brings. I have been experiencing a lot of headaches so I had to go back on the medication. It has also kept me from exercising the way I would like . I hope to be back on my game soon. It is so nice to be able to walk outside again and I hope to do much more of that soon. I consider it my me time. I hope you all have a great week.

And The Winner is....

Congratulations to Topaztook for being the $100 winner of the Great Giveaway over at BeCentsable. She was a finalist from my Grocery Gathering comments from last week. Thanks topaztook for the good advice. She suggested I add expiration dates to my coupon listings. I took your advice and this week I have included them.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer May 11-May 17

Ekrich Bologna,Salami or Franks 16 oz. B1g2F

Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix 6.7-20 oz B1G2F

Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage BOGO

Doritos BOGO

Dole Classic Romaine or Just Lettuce BOGO

Aunt Millie's White or Wheat Buttertop Bread BOGO
.35 coupon(doubled) 04-13 RP exp 5-31

Aunt Millie's Homestyle Hotdog or Hamburger buns BOGO
.35 coupon(doubled) 04-13 RP exp 5-31
90 cents each with 2 coupons.

Ore-Ida Battered Potatoes BOGO

Thomas English Muffins BOGO

Snyder's Multi Grain Snacks BOGO
Ortega Products 1/2 price.75/2 04-20 S exp. 6-30

Keebler Cookies 1/2 price$1/2 04-06 RP exp.06-01

Kraft Barbacue Sauce 1/2 price

Kellog's Cereal(select varieties) 1/2 price

Hostess 100 calorie Cakes 2/$5
.50 cent coupon(doubled) 02-24 RP exp. 5-31
$1.50 per box

Juicy Juice 64 oz. 2/$5
.50/2(doubled) 04-27 S exp. 7-27
2 bottles for $4

French's Mustard $1
.30 cent coupon(doubled) 03-09 S exp. 6-30
.40 cents per bottle
To find more deals from your favorite stores be sure to visit The Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Yoplait Kids Yogurt Giveaway Winners

The winner of my Yoplait Kids yogurt giveaway are Kamewh, Emily N and Linda. Make sure you e-mail me with your information so I can get you your coupons. Thanks to my son who wrote out the numbers, cut them out and drew our winners.

If you didn't win you can still get a free yogurt from Yoplait Kids here.

Super Saving Saturday~ CVS

Here are more CVS deals for this week. I spent a little more out of pocket than I would have liked but in the end I ended up making a little money on the deal. I got:

3 CVS tooth brushes
2 Colgate 360 tooth brushes
2 Kiss Pro nail glues
2 Oil of Olay body washes
1 Johnson Buddies soap.
1 package of Always

I spent $5.51 oop and used $20.98 in ECB in in return I received $26.95 in ECB.

For more Super Saving Saturday visit Money Saving Mom.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Great Gathering Giveaway

The Great Giveaway has started today over BeCentsAble. You will want to check out the details here. The are giving away over $100 and different prizes during the week. In conjunction with that I am giving away 5 coupons for free Yoplait Kids yogurt to 3 different readers. The contest will Friday, May 9 at 11 pm. and I will choose 3 winners randomly. All you have to do 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. Also leave a comment on my Grocery Gathering-Meijer post this week about any suggestions you have for The Grocery Gathering to be eligable for the $100. I will pick 5 people randomly to be added the the Big $100 prize over at BeCentsAble.

Be sure to check out the other participants of The Grocery Gathering as others are having giveaways this week as well.

Please note the Yoplait coupons can not be redeemed in the following states: California, Idaho, Lousiana, Neveda, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

May 4-May 10

Aunt Millies Bread BOGO
.35 cent coupon (doubled) 04-13 RP

24 pack Coca-Cola cans 2/$10

Tide Liquid detergent 2/$10
.35 cent coupon(doubled) 05-04 PG
$4.30 per bottle

Weight Watchers Smart Ones 6/$11
buy six get seventh free

Tropicana Orange Juice 2/$5
$1/2 coupon 05-04 RP
$2 per carton

California Strawberries 2/$3

Meijer Boneless Chicken Breast Tenders 64oz pkg. BOGO

Jimmy Dean Roll Pork Sausage BOGO

Morningstar Farms Products 2/$6
.75 cent coupon 05-04 RP
$2.25 per package.

Lays Potato Chips BOGO

Ken's Salad Dressing 3/$5
$1.00 coupon 05-04 S
.67 cents per bottle

General Mills Cereal 5/$10
$1/2 coupon 04-06 S
$1.50 per box with 2

Daisy Sour Cream 2/$3
.50 cent coupon(doubled)
.50 cents per tub.

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables 5/$5
.50/2 coupon (doubled)
.50 cents per box with 2

Hershey's Pot of Gold Boxed Chocolate BOGO

Silk Soymilk 2/$5
$2.25 coupon here
.25 cents per carton

Purex Laundry Detergent 2/$5
$1/2 coupon 03-16 S1
$2 per bottle
Be sure to visit BeCentsAble for deals from your favorite stores.
If you have a Meijer credit card don't forget on Monday you get 15% of general merchandise and 5% of grocery and beauty and health care products.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Meijer Savings

I did get a chance to go to Meijer today to pick up a few deals and some coupons I had for free stuff. I used several of the Meijer coupons that I found at Meijer Mealbox. How cool is it to be able to get coupons for Meijer products. For all 11 items that I bought I spent $3.74.

Super Saving Saturday~CVS and Freebies

It has been a crazy week so I didn't really do much shopping. There were several deals I wanted to take advantage of but did not get the chance. Here is what I got at CVS this week.
2 Diet Pepsi's
1 Bic Soleil razor
1 Touch of Gray hair color (only a money maker)
1 100 Grand Bar (used as a filler)

I spent .78 cents oop and received $10.99 in ECB . I also sent in a rebate for $7.99 for the hair color.

I also wanted to post some of the Freebies I got in the mail the past two weeks. It has been exciting going to the mail box the past couple of weeks. The Claritin and Silk Soymilk I received from BzzAgent as a member.
To see how other did this week be sure to visit BeCentsAble and Money Saving Mom.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Frugal Friday

Lower Hot Water Temperature
You can reduce your water heating costs by simply lowering the thermostat setting on your water heater. For each 10ºF reduction in water temperature, you can save about 4% in energy costs.
Many water heaters are installed with their thermostats preset at 140ºF. Most families really only need them set at 120ºF or even 115ºF. Water heated to 140ºF can pose a safety hazard in the form of scalding, especially where young children live.
If your automatic dishwasher does not have its own built-in water heater, it may require a water temperature within a range of 130ºF to 140ºF for best cleaning.
A lower water temperature also helps your system operate with better efficiency and for a longer lifetime of useful service, because reducing your water temperature to 120ºF slows mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes.
Read your water heater owner's manual to learn how to properly operate its thermostat. The thermostat dial for a gas storage water heater is typically near the bottom of the tank on the gas valve. Alternatively, Electric water heaters may have thermostats positioned behind screw-on plates or panels. Always play it safe and shut off the electricity to the water heater before removing or opening the panels. Be aware that electric water heaters often have two thermostats; one each for the upper and lower heating elements.
Before changing the current setting, mark the beginning temperature on the thermostat dial for future reference. After turning it down, check the water temperature with a thermometer at the tap farthest from the water heater. Thermostat dials are often inaccurate. Several adjustments may be necessary before you get the right temperature. Thermostat dials are often inaccurate. Several adjustments may be necessary before you get the right temperature. When you are satisfied that you have found the best setting, you should mark the adjusted temperature on the dial for future reference.
If activities keep you away from home for 3 days or more, turn the thermostat down to the lowest setting or completely turn off the water heater. To turn off an electric water heater, switch off the circuit breaker to it. For a gas water heater, make sure you know how to safely relight the pilot light before turning it off. If you don't know how, just leave it at the lowest setting to avoid a safety risk. Remember to turn the thermostat up again upon your return!
For more frugal tips visit Biblical Womanhood.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Wonderful Tea

Twice a year we have a tea with the ladies from church. All the ladies are invited but we use this time to reveal or secret sisters we have had for the for the past six months. This time one of our dear members hosted the tea at her home. It was absolutely incredible. She had a beautifully set table and some very delicious food. After we had stuffed ourselves she brought out some of the best desserts. I think it was one of the best Teas that I have ever experienced and a wonderful afternoon spent with my Christian sisters.

The beautiful table.

We got a cute little teapot to take home and teapot shaped cookies.

Emma's gift from a Secret Sister that has remained secret.