Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

*Hot: Quilted Northern Toilet Paper 4 Pack Just $0.49 at Kroger!

Quilted Northern 4 packs of toilet paper are on sale this week at Kroger for $1.99. Use the $0.50/1 coupon from here or here to get the a 4 pack for just $0.49 after the tripled coupon!!

3 Coupon Inserts in Sunday's Newspaper

There will be 3 inserts in Sunday's paper: 1 Smartsource, 1 Replum, and 1 P&G.  I would highly recomend buying multiple newspapers if you are looking to build up your coupon supply!

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 5 New Points!

Use the code 4HAPPYHALLOWEEN to have 5 pts added to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account!

**Hot: Victoria's Secret Turtleneck, Bombshell Tee & 3 Piece Lip Gloss Set For $12 + Free Shipping

You can get a Turtle Neck Sweater, Bombshell Tee and Lipgloss Set all for $12 at Victoria's Secret , plus score free shipping!! This is a $56 value! The little Lip Glosses would be great to split up, and use as stocking stuffers! Here's what you do:

  • Go to the Victoria's Secret Website, & add this Turtle Neck Sweater to your bag for $12
  • Next add the Bombshell Tee to your bag
  • Now go to checkout
  • Use the following promotional codes at checkout:
    • LIPGIFT10 =Free Lip Gloss Set with Sweater Purchase
    • BOMBTEE =Free Bombshell Tee with Any Purchase
    • SHIPWARMVS =Free Shipping & Handling with Sweater or Sweater Dress Purchase
*Please note: you can do this same deal with any sweater, but this is the only one that is $12. The code for free shipping on your sweater purchase ends Sunday.

Pamper's Catalina at Kroger

Buy $25 or more of Pampers Cruisers Diapers and Pampers Wipes and receive $5 off your next purchase of any Pampers product! Products must be purchased in a single transaction between 11/1 and 11/27.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm loving this new rebate offer from Conagra! Purchase $25 of participating Conagra products and receive a $30 coupon booklet & a $5 gift certificate for Walmart. Products must be purchased between 10/12/10 – 1/2/11. Participating products include:
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn
  • Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes
  • RO-TEL
  • Marie Callender’s
  • Swiss Miss
  • Reddi-wip
  • Parkay
  • PAM

Remembering Grandma Great

Last night, my Grandmother, Beulah Schwartz, passed away after a long struggle with pneumonia. Grandma was one of the sweetest most God fearing women that I've ever known, and we will miss her so much. But we rejoice that she is with Grandpa now. Please pray for our family.

Grandma holds baby Grant Howard, August 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

**Hot: Purchase a $40 Voucher for the Body Shop for $20 TODAY ONLY!

Grouupon has an amazing deal with The Body Shop today! You can get a $40 voucher to The Body Shop for $20 TODAY ONLY on Groupon! Basically, you can get $40 worth of products from the Body Shop for just $20...You can even use your voucher on sale items! This would be great for your Chistmas shopping this year! I love Groupon:)

Here's what you do:
  • Go to Groupon and sign up or log on.
  • Click "view more cities" at the top.
  • Choose Ft. Wayne as your city
  • Purchase your certificate for $20.  
  • Your voucher will show up in your Groupon account within 24 hours.
  • Now, print your voucher and use it at the Body Shop to score a great deal!  
  • Your voucher will expire February 25th, 2011

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Extreme Home Makeover Geels Edition!

Yesterday, my in-law's and my dad came over to help Tyler and I do some home improvements. We are so blessed to have such involved and handy parents! Here's everything we accomplished in just one day:

My mother-in-law repainted our porch railing, and I helped a little:)

My dad hung our beautiful new ceiling fan in our living room.

I painted the bathroom walls while my father-in-law and Tyler tiled the bathroom floor. 

Dad installed his beautiful custom cabinets in our bathroom and a new toilet.

And Andy and Sadie played in a really big box!

$50 Worth of Bonus Punches at Community Market!

You can get $50 worth of bonus punches on your Holiday Cash card at Community Market. Just print this coupon & present it at checkout! This offer expires on 10/30. Limit one coupon per visit. I hope that everyone is using their Holiday Cash cards at Community Market, because you will earn $1-$1000 cash when your card is completed, & everyone's a winner!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Crockpot Shredded Chicken

Today, I prepared 5 lbs of Crockpot Shredded Chicken. I like to cook, shred, and freeze chicken myself, because it is both cost effective and convenient. Chicken comes on sale about every 6 weeks at grocery stores. So, I buy as much as I can when it is at it's lowest price. Then I prepare and freeze my crockpot shredded chicken. I use this chicken for chicken noodle soup, enchiladas, etc. For a quick tutorial on making crockpot shredded chicken go here!

Free Sample Roundup!

Here's a handfull of new free samples:
Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste

Poise Pads


Garnier Ultra-Lift Firming Moisturizer

*Remember, free samples often include high value coupons!

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 New Points!

Use the code PAMPERSGTG10PTS to have 10 pts added to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FREE 8 x 10 Collage Print at Walgreens!

Now through Saturday you can get a Free 8×10 Collage Print at Walgreens when you use the code 8X10TREAT! Choose instore pickup, and your collage will be totally free. These are too fun!

Kroger Frosted Mini Wheats Catlalina Deal

Buy any 3 or more Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats (14.5 oz or larger) at Kroger & you will receive a FREE gallon of milk! This offer is good 10/24-11/20.

Pair this deal with the $1/2 Frosted Mini Wheats coupon here, and you'll really get a great deal!

My Super Savings at Kroger 10/21!

There are some amazing deals to be had this week at Kroger! Today, I purchased 36 items. My total before coupons and Kroger card savings was $79.15. I ended up paying just $12.26 for everything...that's a savings of 84%!! Below is a list of what I purhased and some coupon matchups. There are quite a few freebies this week!

4 Hungry Man Entrees
3 Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees
2 Kid's Cuisines
1 Marie Calander's Fresh Flavor Steamer
4 Totinos Pizzas
2 Boxes Hard Taco Shells
1 Package Hamburger Buns
2 Cans Dole Mandarin Oarnges
6 Bottles Dawn Dish Soap Olay Hand Renewal
5 Tubes Creast Toothpaste
3 Tubs Athenos Hummus
3 Cans Cream of Mushroom Soup

Hungry Man Entrees $1.99 (Mega Event price)
Use $2/1 printable=FREE! Stockpile!

Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees $1.39 (Mega Event price)
Use $1/1 coupon from October All You Magazine= $0.39!

Kid's Cuisine  $1.39 (Mega Event price)
Use $1/2 coupon from October All You Magazine=$0.89 ea for 2!

Marie Calander's Fresh Flavor Steamers $1.78 (Mega Event Price)
Use $1/1 coupon from Octobeer All You Magazine=$0.78!

Totino's Pizza $1
Use $1/4 from Kroger Home Mailer=$0.75 ea for 4!

Hard Taco Shells (Clearance) $0.79
Use $0.40/2 from Kroger Home Mailer=$0.59 ea for 2!

Dole Mandarin Oarnges $1
Use $0.50/2 from November All You Magazine=$0.25 ea for 2 after tripled coupon! Stockpile!

Dawn Dish Soap with Olay Hand Renewal $1
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 9/26 Proctor and Gamble=FREE after tripled coupon! Stockpile!

Creast Toothpaste $1
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 9/26 Proctor and Gamble=FREE after tripled coupon! Stockpile!

Athenos Hummus $1
Use $1/1 coupon from 10/10 Smart Source=FREE! Stockpile!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Snackpicks Coupons!

Snackpicks has some great new coupons available! Here they are:

$1/2 Rice Krispies Treats

$1/2 packages of Keebler® Cookies (8.5 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match)

$1/2 packages of Kellogg’s® Nutri-Grain® Bars (6 ct. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match)

New P&G Samples and Coupons!

Wohoo! It's a new quarter, so you can request new P&G samples and coupons! You can request coupons for Charmin, Bounty, Duracell, CoverGirl, Pringles, Tampax, Olay, Tide and free samples of Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects and Crest White Advanced Vivid Toothpaste!

All that you have to do is click on the "get the coupon" tab on the right side, and then either login or register to get your coupons and free samples!

New Cellfire Coupons!

Cellfire has reloaded their coupons! Here they are:

$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes
$0.40/1 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Cake Mix AND Frosting
$0.50/1 Bisquick or Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix
B1G1 Budweiser BBQ Sauce
$0.50/1 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack
$0.55/1 Dessert Toppers
$0.50/1 Betty Crocker or Fiber One Box Muffin Mix
$0.55/1 Cheerios Original Cereal
$0.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
$0.40/1 Green Giant Frozen Bagged Vegetables
$0.60/3 Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables
$0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
$0.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
$0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
$0.75/2 Pillsbury Frozen Grands! Biscuits
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Bread
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
$0.30/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands! Biscuits
$1/2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Holiday Cookies
$1/2 Pillsbury Savorings Product
$1/1 Pillsbury Sweet Moments Refrigerated Dessert
$0.40/2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls or Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.50/2 Progresso Soup
$0.75/1 Select Total Cereals
$0.40/6 Yoplait Yogurt Cups

$5/$25 at Dollar General

Dollar General has a great coupon available for $5/$25 Purchase at Dollar General. This coupon is only good 10/21-10/23!

Freezer Cooking Day: My Results, Recipes & Some Tips

At 7:30 this morning, I embarked on my freezer cooking day. I completed all 8 recipes and clean up by 1:00. I did take a small lunch break and 3 breaks to nurse Grant. Overall,  I think that my experience was a very good one! Here is a picture of my results a list of corresponding recipes:


Buffalo Chicken Dip
Beef Lasagna
Chicken Enchiladas
Taco Dip
Pizza Buns
Beef and Bean Burritos
White Lasagna
Pasta Bake

                                                                        20 Meals Total!!

Tips for a Good Freezer Cooking Day

Rearrange your freezer in advance to make room for all of your meals

Cook your meats the night before your freezer cooking day. I like to brown my chicken and hamburger in the crockpot.

Dress comfortably. Wear tennis shoes, because you will be doing a lot of walking. Dress in a cool t-shirt, because it will probably get pretty stuffy in your kitchen!

Minimize interruptions. Find someone to watch your kiddos for you while you do your cooking.

Start early in the morning. Allow plenty of time for your freezer cooking day. Remember you have to clean up your huge kitchen mess!

Rinse and reuse your dishes. I like to rinse and reuse my dishes as I go so that I have less of a mess to clean up later.

Have your ingredients out and ready. This way you won't have to run back and forth to your pantry.

Label and date your food when you are done.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Guest Post: What's in Your Mailbox?

Wow, one of my readers, Cheryl, got a ton of freebies in her mailbox. It's definately worth registering for free samples! Way to go, Cheryl! Here's what she got:
  • P & G Sampler Box - full of goodies and coupons
  • Cold-eeze Sample
  • Bazaar Magazine
And she won from WBCL:

  • "His Princess" by Sheri Rose Shepherd
  • Debrand's Chocolate

Our Super Savings at Babys R' Us!

Mom, April and I went to Ft. Wayne today to do a little shopping. We found a Pirate costume & a Lion costume at Babys R' Us on clearance for just $3.75 each!  They were normally priced at $29.99, so this was an amazing deal! Then we used the 30% off coupon found here to get the costumes for just $2.62 each!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Preparation for Freezer Cooking Day: Part 2

Wednesday I am having my first ever freezer cooking day! I am planning on preparing 8 different recipes. I've raided my stockpile, and made a trip to the store to prepare for Wednesday.

Here are the ingredients that I pulled from my stockpile:

Here are the ingredients that I had to purchase for my freezer cooking day:

Stay tuned for my freezer cooking day on Wednesday. I will be posting my 8 freezer cooking recipes and a picture of my results!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10 Veggietale DVD's, 2 Plush Toys, and a Tin for just $29.99!

Family Christian Stores has the Veggie Tales Deluxe DVD Collection on sale for just $39.99. This set includes 10 DVD's, 2 plush toys, and a tin to keep the DVD's in. But the deal get's even better...Use the coupon code 122501301 at checkout, & you will get the entire set for just $29.99! This set is usually priced at $79.99, so this is an amazing deal! Shipping is just $0.99. This will make a great Christmas present for my toddler!

***Hot: $2/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal!

It's back! You can print a coupon for $2/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal. This coupon reached it's print limit very quickly the last time it was available, so hurry and print it if you want it. You can definately use it to score some free oatmeal!

FREE Nivea Men's Body Wash at Walgreens!

Nivea Men's Body Wash is on sale this week at Walgreens 2 for $5. Use the $3/1 coupon from today's RedPlum coupon insert to get one free body wash!

BOGO Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees

“Like” Healthy Choice on Facebook, and you will mailed a coupon for Buy One, Get One Free Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees.

FREE Hand Sanitizing Spray Pen at CVS

Enter your Extra Care Card Number and your email address to get a coupon emailed to you  for a FREE CVS Brand Hand Sanitizing Spray Pen at CVS, good thru 10/20.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guest Post: Homemade Baby Wipes

My old friend, Lindsay Bilimek, is sharing her Recipe for Homemade Baby Wipes with us. What a thrifty idea!

2 cups water
1 Tbsp baby soap
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil.

Put all ingredients in saucepan until starts to boil, then remove from heat. Let cool.

Cut paper towel roll in half, twist out cardboard center, and pour the liquid over the top. Close and let sit for a while (hour or so) for water to absorb. (Note: you have to have a container to keep your wipes in so you can pour the liquid over it)
Thanks, Lindsay!

Fun New Kellogg's Coupons!

There are some very interesting new Kellogg's coupons available!:

$1/1 Chicken Broth wyb 2 Kellogg’s All-Bran Cereal
$1/1 Silvered Almonds wyb 2 Kellogg’s Crispix Cereal
$1/1 Flour wyb 2 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereal
$1/1 Cocoa Powder wyb 2 Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies Cereal
$1/1 Peanut Butter wyb 2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

$2/1 Hungryman Dinner

You can print a coupon for $2/1 any Hungryman Dinner.  This is a very high value coupon for this product, so print it quickly if you want it!

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 New Points!

Enter the code PAMPERS4MOMSOND and 10 pts will be added to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account!

Fireproof DVD for $5!

You can get the Fireproof DVD for just $5.00 right now at Family Christian Stores. Plus, shipping is just $0.99! This movie is a must-have for married couples. Tyler and I are inspired every time that we watch it together!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two Thrifty Floral Arrangements

I've been searching for a couple of floral arrangments, and I found a very pretty one today for $50...Yikes! So, I got to thinking. Maybe I could try to create a couple myself and save some $$. I'm not the most creative person, so this was really going out on a limb for me! Here is what it cost me:

    Flowers from Michael's: $8
    Twine from Walmart: $0.50
 + Vases from Dollar Tree: $2
Total cost for 2 flower arrangement= $10.50

       And these are what I ended up with:

Huggies Enjoy the Ride: 7 New Points

Use the following codes to have 7 points added your Huggies Enjoy the Ride account: