Saturday, January 31, 2009

Super Saving Saturday~Meijer Clearance

While I was doing a little shopping at Meijer this week I decided to check out the large clearance section that they had at front of the store and I came across this gem. I have wanted a free standing jewelry box for a long time but have not wanted to spend the money to buy one. Meijer had 30% off their clearance prices and an extra 15% home good items until the 13th of February for Meijer Credit Card purchases . This jewelry box was originally $120 and I got it for $28. I was so excited and it matches great with my bedroom furniture. That is about 78% off the original price.
To see how others have saved this week visit Money Saving Mom.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Qlubb Review

I was recently given the opportunity to try out The new site and 30 day page calender by Qlubb to help keep you and your family and your family activities more organized.

Qlubb is the easiest way to get your real-life groups organized and on the same page. Between our children's classrooms, scout troops, religious groups, social groups, book/wine clubs and families, we are constantly running around trying to plan and coordinate our group activities. Too often, organizing is just simply a source of headaches and undue stress

I decided to use Qlubb to create a group page for my ladies group at church. We can keep track of our bible studies, Ladies nights out, special teas and other events. I may even post our memory verses on it. I am excited about using it and hope the ladies will as well. I have found it very easy to use and it looks as if it will prove helpful in keeping me more organized.

If you have a group that needs organization you need to check into Qlubb as I believe it will meet your organizational needs.

With Qlubb, you can:
• Easily organize group events and activities online
• Eliminate email back-and-forth
• Eliminate reminders and nags of events and responsibilities
• Easily delegate tasks to members
• Easily create a secure website for your group

Be sure to Check out Qlubb today.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentine's Tea

Are you looking for a different gift to give this Valentines day? Why not give that special someone tea. Tea is a healthy gift to give and even better when it includes chocolate. Culinary Teas is now featuring their Chocolate Valentines Day tea sampler. For a limited time you can order the sampler and get 1 oz. of each of the following teas for $11.99.
  • White Chocolate Mousse Tea
  • Chocolate Mint Tea
  • Chocolate Rose Tea
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tea
  • Chocolate Orange Tea
  • Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Tea

Their Chocolate Tea is also 20% off this week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Helping make the tea at our favorite Tea Shop.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Free Diet Dr.Pepper

Go here to sign up to receive a coupon for a free bottle of Diet Dr.Pepper. You can choose either a 20 oz. bottle or 2 liter.

Thanks to Mommies With Cents for this freebie info.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer deals 1/25 thru 1/31

Sargento Shredded Cheese $1.89
.55/2 coupon 01-25 S exp.04-30
Final price is $1.67 per package.

Chi Chi's salsa .99
.55 coupon 12-07 S exp.03-31
Final price is 44 cents per jar.

Dinty Moore Stew 15 oz. .99
.55 coupon 01-25 S exp.03-29
Final price is 44 cents per can.

Hormel Chili .99
.55/2 coupon 01-18 S exp.03-15
Final price is .77 per can.

Ekrich Smoked Sausage 3/$5
$1 coupon 11-02 S exp.01-31
Final Price is $1.17 per package

Lloyd's Shredded BBQ 2/$7
.75 coupon 01-25 S exp.03-31
Final price is $2.75 per tub.

Tennessee Pride Roll sausage 2/$4
$1/2 coupon 01-25 RP exp.03-31
Final price is $1.50 per roll.

Bob Evans Brunch Bowl $2
.50 coupon(doubled) 01-25 S exp.03-29
Final Price is $1 per bowl.

Crystal Light B2G2
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon

M&M Candy 2/$5
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
Final price is $2 per bag

Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables 3/$4
.35 coupon(doubled) 01-04 S2 exp.02-14
Final price is 63 cents per bag

Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast $2
$1 Printable here
Final price is $1 per box.

Meijer Ice Cream Pints $2
$1 Meijer Mealbox coupon
Final price is $1 per pint.

Nabisco 100 calorie packs 2/$5
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
final price is $2 per box.

A.1 Steak Sauce 2/$5
$1 coupon here
Final price is $1.50 per bottle.

Planters Peanuts $1.89
$1/3 Meijer Mealbox coupon
$1/2 peel-off on display
Final price is $1.23 with both coupons
or $1.56 with mealbox coupon

Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix .99
.75 coupon here.
Final price is 24 cents per box.

McCormick Taco or chili Seasoning .59
.25/2 coupon doubled 01-18 RP exp.04-30
Final price is 34 cents per packet.

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

America's Song

You can download the new America's Song that was on the Oprah show today. It is a very good song. You can download it for free until 5pm ET on Tuesday Jan.20.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Frugal Friday~Insulate Electrical Outlets

You can reduce drafts and thereby cut down on heating costs by insulating your electrical outlets (and light switches). Many people do not realize that each wall outlet is a gaping hole through which drafts find their way through interior walls and into your house. Don't believe us? On some cold, windy day, hold your hand a centimeter or two away from the outlet or light switch of your choice and you're likely to feel that cold air seeping in from the wall.

Reducing those drafts is a very simple project that is quick and inexpensive. You should be able to purchase Electrical Outlet Sealerand light Switch Plate Sealers
at home improvement and hardware stores. They can cost as little as 10 cents each, but can also be bought in multi-packs for a few dollars.

Once purchased, pick a time when you are not rushed and can safely remove the electrical outlet and/or light switch faceplates without posing a risk to any spectators. Most faceplates can be removed with just a screw-driver (and maybe a plastic spatula to help pry it off once the screw is removed). Have some scissors close by in case you need to trim any gaskets for some reason, but most will fit nicely right out of the package.

Once you've set the gasket in place, put the faceplate back on, return the screw and move on to the next. Since exterior walls tend to be more drafty than interior walls, you'll want to start there in case you run out of time or gaskets before finishing all the outlets you plan to seal. Given the ease and low cost involved, it's a good goal to seal all the outlets and light switches in your house.

For more frugal ideas visit Biblical Womanhood.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Suave Shampoo

Today only Suave is giving every woman in America a free bottle of Suave. Go here to sign up for your coupon by mail. The coupon is good for one free bottle of Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Styling Aid, BodyWash, or Body Lotion (up to $3.oo).

Thanks to Money Saving Mom for this info.

Wordless Wednesday

Cool New Hats Knitted With Love!
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Meijer Ad

My Meijer deals for this week will be up tomorrow evening. As I was getting ready to start it tonight I discovered we have a house full of head lice. I have been busy washing and delousing my children's hair. Tomorrow my whole house is getting a good cleaning.

Tea and Thee

Judy over at Pages of My Heart wrote this poem. It is very fitting for my blog as it shares its name so I thought I would share it with you. I love it.

Tea and Thee

I sit here early in the morning
slowly sipping my cup of tea;
reflecting on the blessing
of talking with thee.

I come before you each day
knowing I won't be denied.
Asking for strength and comfort,
grateful you always provide.

I feel joy and contentment
each moment that we share.
You give me strength each day
as I lay before you every care.

Your Holy Word is my daily bread.
I love precious moments with thee.
Thankful we can meet together
while I'm sipping my cup of tea.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pre-Order Twilight.

For those of you who loved the book Twilight you can now Pre-order the DVD on Amazon.

Just go to Amazon to pre-order Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition). It doesn't say when it is coming out.

Free Bacon

Last week as part of the Kraft deal at Meijer I bought a box of Oscar Meyer Fully Cooked Bacon. I my husband was preparing to take the box to the recycling bin he noticed a rebate form inside. If you bought some of the bacon recently you may want to check it out and send in your receipt and the rebate form for some free bacon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Butterfly Award

I feel honored. I received this Butterfly Award from Brimful Curiosities. What an exciting way to start the new year. If you get a chance check out Brimful Curiosities, there is always a good book giveaway going on over at her blog.

There are a couple of blogs that I would love to share this award with. These are blogs that I enjoy reading and visit often.

A Little Loveliness
Melissa always inspires me with her creativeness. Like me she loves tea.

Gracious Hospitality Another tea blog I love to read. She has great ideas on making your house a happy and welcoming home.

Bella Casa A fellow Michigan blogger. She has great ideas on decorating on a budget.

For those listed above, the rules are as follows:

1. Put the logo on your blog (What is with the "I ever know" lingo?)

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Award up to 10 other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Grocery Gathering~ Meijer

Meijer Deals 1/4 thru 1/10

Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats $2
$1 coupon 12-14 RP exp.01-25
Final price = $1

Campbell's Kids Condensed Soup $1
.40/2 coupon(doubled) 01-04 S2 exp.03-31
Final Price = 60 cents per can

Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup 10/$6
.40/4 coupon(doubled) 01-04 S2 exp.03-31
Final price = 40 cents per can

Campbell's Spaghettios Pasta 6/$3
$1/4 Meijer Mealbox coupon
Final Price = 25 cents per can.

V8 Vegetable Juice 2/$5
.50 cent coupon(doubled) 01-04 S2 exp.03-31
Final price = $1.50 per bottle

Prego Pasta Sauces 2/$5
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
Final price = $2

Special K Waffles 4/$10
.75 coupon 12-14 RP exp.02-08
Final price = $1.75

Special K Cereal 2/$5
$1/2 coupon 01-04 R2 exp.02-15
Final price = $2

Tyson Dinners 2/$6
.55 coupon 10-12 S exp.01-10
Final price = $2.45

Nabisco 100 calorie Packs 2/$5
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox coupon
Final price = $2

Reese's Whips Bar 2/$1
$1/2 coupon 01-04 S1 exp.03-31
Final price = Free

Smucker's Grape Jam or Jelly 4/$5
.35 coupon(doubled) 01-04 R1 exp.03-31
Final price = 55 cents per jar.

Welch's 6 pack Grape Juice 3/$10
$1 coupon 09-21 S exp.01-31
Final price = $2.34

Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough 2/$4
$1 coupon 12-07 RP exp.03-01
Final price = $1

Super Pretzel 3/$5
$1/2 coupon 12-14 RP exp.02-28
Final price = $1.17

Healthy Choice Steamers 6/$11
$1/2 coupon 01-04 S1 exp.02-28
Final price = $1.34

Electrasol Powerball Tabs 2/$7
$2.50 coupon 01-04 S2 exp.02-01
Final price = $1

Suave Shampoo 2/$3
$1/2 coupon 11-16 RP exp.02-08
Final price = $1

Be sure to check your local ad because there are some good deals on vegetables and Meijer brand items in their 10/$10 get 11th free sale.

To find deals from your favorite stores be sure to visit BeCentsAble.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

One Year

A year ago today I started this blog. It is hard to believe that a year has gone by already. I have learned a lot this year about blogging and made so many new cyber friends with some great blogs that I enjoy reading. This blog has changed over the year as well. I started out with a big focus on losing weight. I have lost a lot of weight but 2008 was not a good weight loss year for me. As the year went on I started posting weekly Meijer deals for The Grocery Gathering. I still enjoy searching those deals out and other ways to save money. Through posting the deals I soon was able to start doing giveaways for some great grocery products thanks to My Blog Spark. That led to doing other product reviews and giveaways for a few other companies. Although my focus has changed through the year you can always count on a good cup of tea. I hope we can share many cups this year as I share a little of my world with you. I pray God blesses you with a good 2009.