To all of my faithful followers,
I apologize, because this will come as a surprise to most of you. I am retiring from my blog.
I have felt God's gentle prompting for several months now. Between my nursing career and being a wife and mother, I just don't feel like I have the extra time to donate to this blog any longer.
I love you all, so it really pains me to leave you. I will miss my sisterhood of couponers terribly, but this is the right thing to do for me and my family.
Thank you all for following me for the last 3 years. You are all dear to me, so please stay in touch!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Yes, this is yet another Pinterest craft! I'm hooked! This is a Button Monogram. This was very rewarding to make, because I was able to use my Grandmother's old buttons! All that you need for this craft is buttons, glue, background paper and a picture frame. I had everything on hand, so I made it very inexpensively.
I found this fun Curtian Rod Art Display craft on Pinterest! This is an adoreable and inexpensive way of displaying art and pictures! My version is pictured above. I purchased the curtain rod for $2.97 and the curtain clips for $7 at Walmart!
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up! I have added a new "Thrifty DIY" tab to my homepage! I will be posting crafts and other DIY projects on my blog. I will keep an archive of past projects under this new tab so that they may be easily located.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
You can print a coupon for $1.50/2 Kraft Fresh Take, Philadelphia Cooking Creme, Philadelphia Indulgence or Milk Bite Products! Has anyone tried the Kraft Fresh Take yet? My family loves it!
If you are a Disney Movie Rewards Member you can earn 50 points! Just enter the following codes worth 10 points each:
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Today at Kroger, I purchased 41 items. My total before coupons and Kroger card savings was $90.93. After coupons, I paid just $35.32 for everything pictured! That's a savings of 61%!
I was so excited to find ground beef on Manager's Special. I was able to score 12 lbs of ground beef for just $19.96 total (about $1.66/lb)! Meat prices are soaring, so this special made my day! I plan on crockpot cooking all of the beef, placing it in 1 lb freezer bags and freezing it for later use.
It is worth noting that Kroger is having a Mega Event on select cleaning supplies this week. Just buy 4 particating items, and you will save $4 instantly!
Here are some coupon matchups:
Cool Whip $1
Use $0.50/2 coupon from 3/25 SS=$0.25 each for 2 after tripled coupon!
Jello Instant Pudding 5 oz $1
Use $0.50/2 coupon from 3/25 SS=$0.25 each for 2 after tripled coupon!
Yoplait Lactose Free Yogurt $0.60
Use $0.20/1 coupon from 3/11 SS=FREE after tripled coupon!
Chi Chi's Soft Taco Size Flour Tortillas $1.49
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 2/12 SS=FREE after tripled coupon!
Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner $0.99 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.50/2 printable=$0.49 each for 2 after tripled coupon!
Febreeze Air Effects $1.49 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 3/4 P&G (expires 3/31!)=FREE after tripled coupon!
Frenchs French Fried Onions $2.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 2/12 SS=$1.49 after tripled coupon!
Ivory Body Wash $1
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 3/4 P&G (expires 3/31!)=FREE after tripled coupon!
Suave Deodorant 1.4 oz $1
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 3/18 RP=FREE after tripled coupon!
Colgate Toothbrushes (select styles) $1
Use $0.40/1 coupon from 3/25 SS=FREE after tripled coupon!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Don't wait to print this high value coupon for $1.50/1 package of Reynold's Wrap foil (35 ft or larger)!
Saturday Only: $10 off a Purchase of $25 or more in Dollar General Apparel, Shoes, Accessories or Diapers!
You can print a coupon for $10 off a Purchase of $25 or more in Dollar General Apparel, Shoes, Accessories or Diapers! This coupon is good 3/31 only!
"Like" Peeps on Facebook, and you can print a coupon for $1/2 Peeps Peepsters or Peeps Chocolate Dipped Chicks!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
I found the best ever salsa recipe from Pinterest (Thanks, MountainMammaCooks)! Honestly, this salsa tastes like Chuck & Dave's! It's so easy, because you just put everything in the blender! Here's the recipe:
Easy Blender Salsa
1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1- 10 oz can orginal Rotel
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed
1/2-1 jalapeno (I used canned jalapenos)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
small to medium size handful of cilantro, washed
juice of 1 lime
Place all ingredients in the blender until you've reached your desired consistancy!
I'm pretty excited about this! You can currently download Weight Watcher Guru Start Your Day Right Breakfast Points Plus Recipes ($4.97 Value!) and Weight Watcher Guru Rich and Delicious Desserts Points Plus Recipes ($4.97 Value!) Kindle ebooks for FREE from Amazon.com! Hurry, this offer won't likely last for long! Make sure that your total is $0 at checkout, because Amazon prices change frequently!
Both of my boys have the flu, so I am home from work today. I decided to do some spring cleaning, but to my dismay, I was out of dusting spray!
I found this recipe for Homemade Dusting Spray (Thanks, HomeMadeMothering)! I used this concoction to dust my woodwork. This spray left everything smelling clean and looking shiny:
Homemade Dusting Spray
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups water
Place ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. I added a little lemon juice to give the mixture a fresh smell!
I have a confession to make...I am addicted to Pinterest! I found this Floral Wall Hanging project a couple week ago and I decided to try make this on Saturday. I hope to trial other Pinterest ideas and post them in the near future!
This was an all day project, but it was frugal, easy & rewarding in the end!
For directions on making your own Floral Wall Hanging, go here. (Thanks, It's Doable)! Although I loved the design on the original website, I was looking for something larger, so I ended up going with this larger design (Thanks, Amanda)!
Here is a break down of the cost of this project:
2x4 ft Canvas ($18 at Hobby Lobby after 40% off coupon)
Scrapbook Paper ($3 at Hobby Lobby)
Modge Podge ($4.99 at Walmart)
Scrapbooking Glue ($3.99 at Joanns after 50% off coupon)
1 qt of Paint ($5 at Sherwin Williams after 30% off coupon)
This project cost me about $35 in the end...Not too bad for an original piece of art! I've seen art this size in the stores for $120-$200!
*Please note: the directions on the original website call for a hot glue gun... I used scrapbooking glue, and it worked great!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
You can score TWO FREE 8 x 10 Photo Enlargements at Walgreens! Just enter the codes FREEONE and 1PRINT at checkout! Make sure to select instore pickup to get your prints completely free! Hurry, this offer expires 3/17!
Today at Kroger, I purchased 35 items. My total before coupons and Kroger card savings was $84.70. After coupons, I paid just $28.82 for everything pictured! That's a savings of 66%!
This week, Kroger is having the March to Savings Mega Event. Just purchase 10 participating items, and you will save $5 intstantly! Here are some coupon matchups to help you out:
Doritos $1.99 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.75/2 coupon from 2/26 Pepsico=$1.62 each for 2 after coupon!
Weight Watchers Smart Ones $1.49 (Mega Event price)
Use $1/5 printable=$1.29 each for 4 after coupon!
Jacks Pizza $2.49 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.50/1 printable=$0.99 after tripled coupon!
Frenchs Mustard or Frenchs Spicey Brown Mustard $0.99 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.30/1 coupon from 1/22 SS=$0.10 after tripled coupon!
Daisy Cottage Cheese $1.68 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 2/12 SS=$0.63 after tripled coupon!
Country Crock Butter $0.99 (Mega Event price)
Use $1/1 printable=FREE after coupon!
Kraft Fresh Take $1.79 (Mega Event price)
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/26 SS=$0.79 after coupon!
Philadelphia Cooking Cream $1.79 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.55/1 coupon from 2/26 SS=$1.24 after coupon!
Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt 4 pk $1.49 (Mega Event price)
Use $0.40/1 coupon from 1/29 SS=$0.29 after tripled coupon!
Dial Hand Soap $1
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 3/11 SS=FREE after tripled coupon!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
There are $11 worth of new Glade coupons available on Coupons.com! Check these out:
$3.00 off Glade PlugIns Lasting impressions
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil refills
$0.55 off Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
$1.00 off two Glade 4-oz. Jar Candles
$3.00 off Glade Sense & Spray starter kit
$1.00 off 2 Glade Sense & Spray refills
$1.00 off two Glade Scented Oil Candle products
$0.55 off Glade Premium Room Spray
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer
100 people will win 10,000 Pampers Gifts to Grow points in honor of the Millionth Pampers Fan Celebration! Just like them on Facebook to enter!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Are you in need of some giftcards? Through April 7th, you will earn 4 X's the fuel points for gift card that you purchase at Kroger!
Go to here to get a unique code worth 25 Disney Movie Rewards points courtesy of Baby Einstein!
This GREAT coupon is available again: $4/4 Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, FiberPlus, Crispix, Rice Krispies or Crunchy Nut Cereals! Use zipecode 77444 to locate this coupon.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
You can register for a FREE Gather Together Coupon Booklet from Proctor and Gamble! Inside is $25 worth of great coupons!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
You can print a coupon valid for a FREE quart of Clark Kensington Paint at Ace Hardware! This coupon is valid on March 10th only. Also, it's sounds like each store will have just 40 quarts to give away, so don't delay!
Monday, March 5, 2012
TODAY ONLY, you can load a Kroger ecoupon for $1/1 Yoplait Multipack or 32 oz Yogurt! Yoplait Multipacks and Yoplait 32 oz yogurt are on sale this week for $1.99, so they are just $0.99 after the coupon!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
TODAY ONLY, you can load a Kroger ecoupon for a FREE Package of Pampers 1X Wipes WYB any box of Pampers Diapers! Here's a deal idea:
Pampers Diapers Box $24.99
Use $1.50/1 printable and Free Wipes ecoupon=$23.49 for a box of Pampers Diapers and Wipes!
This isn't the best deal, but if you're in need of diapers, you may want to consider it!
You can print a coupon for $.50/1 Suave Everlasting Sunshine Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Lotion or Deodorant Product (Excudes Travel and Trial)! If your store triples coupons, you should be able to score some cheap deodorant!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Today at Kroger, I purchased 25 items. My total before coupons and Kroger card savings was $77.41. After coupons, I paid just $20.25 for everything pictured! That's a savings of 74%! Here are some coupon matchups:
Ruffles Potato Chips $2.50
Use $0.55/1 coupon from 2/25 Pepsico=$1.95 after coupon!
Tostitos Chips $2.50
Use $1/2 coupon from 2/25 Pepsico=$2 each for 2 after coupon!
Chex Mix $1.50
Use $0.50/1 printable=FREE after tripled coupon!
Lucky Charms Cereal $2.29
Use $0.50/1 printable=$0.79 after tripled coupon!
Honey Nut Cheerios $2.29
Use $0.50/1 printable=$0.79 after tripled coupon!
UP2U Mentos Gum $1
Use $1/1 coupon from 1/1 SS or 2/5 SS=FREE after coupon!
Blistex Lip Balm $0.89
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 1/22 SS=FREE after tripled coupon!
Healthy Life Bread $2.09
Use $0.35/1 coupon from 1/8 RP=$1.04 after tripled coupon!
Dole Fruit Crisps $2.09
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 1/15 SS =$0.69 after tripled coupon!
*My Kroger store had valantines merchandise on clearance for 90% off, so we got valentines cards(originally $1.99) for just $0.20!! Also, they had select mini pillow pets (originally $12.99) clearanced to $3.90! It's always worth checking out the clearance section!
$0.75/1 Pampers Wipes (60 ct or larger)
$1.50/1 Pampers Swaddlers or Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers
$1.50/1 Pampers Cruisers or Baby Dry Diapers
TODAY ONLY, you can load this Kroger e-coupon for $2.50/1 Tide Detergent! Tide is on sale this week for $4.99, so it would be just $2.49 after the coupon! This is a great price for Tide Detergent!