Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

50% Off Payless Shoes

I love Oprah!

Her show has teamed up with Payless to give a 50% off anything in the store coupon. Go here for your coupon. Hurry, it's only good till Friday, October 30.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekly $5.00 Dinner Menu Plan

I aim for $5.00 a meal, sometimes I'm a little over. I calculate the main ingredients prices and round up for smaller ingredients such as spices. I am able to make most dinners for $5.00 or less because of my coupon shopping and stockpiling.

Monday -- Simple Supper: Mashed potatoes, green beans, BBQ beans biscuits, $2.00

Tuesday - Hamburger Casserole (can be found in Fix It and Forget It Cookbook on my left sidebar) $4.00

Wednesday -- Garden Vegetable Spaghetti $4.50

Friday -- Dance Class! leftovers - OR- grilled cheese sandwich w/ soup $0 - $2.00 depending on what we have

Saturday -- HALLOWEEN! Special night out - .50 cent corn dogs at Sonic!

Sunday -- Candy and Junkfood detox--- Salad and vegetable soup $4.00

More great menus can be found over at


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grocery Finals

Wow! I am so happy I got all my grocery shopping in one trip on one day. I hit four stores. I'm pretty happy with my total. I received a $10 gift card to Publix in exchange for some babysitting so that helped to keep my out of pocket well below my preferred $40/week budget. I also did something that I never do anymore, I bought meat! Ground beef. We are mostly vegetarian in my household, except for the lunch meat I buy for my daughter's school lunches and an occasional chicken dinner. It works for us. So, I hope I got a good deal on the ground beef.
Below are the highlights.


2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats w/Pecans
Sale Price: $2.00
- $2.00 Printable

2 Enfamil Singles Pack
Price: $9.79
- $5.00 Printable
- $3.50 Publix Green Advantage Buy Flyer
- $3.00 Food Lion Printable
= FREE + Overage

5 Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
Price: .89 ea
- $1/1 from Better At Home booklet
= FREE + Overage

6 Corn on the Cob
Sale Price: .25 ea

8th Continent Soy Milk
Price: $2.50
- $2/1 Printable (no longer available)
= .50

2 Publix Soda
Sale Price: .50 ea

Healthy Lifestyle Whole Wheat Bread
Mark Down Price: 1.79
- .50/1 (doubled) from 10/4 SS
= .79

2 Lysol Neutra Air
Sale: $1.70
-$1/1 Printable
= .79 ea

5lb bag White potatoes
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1 off any produce Publix Baby Club coupon
= .99

Hillshire Honey ham lunch meat
Sale Price: $1.67

Publix String Cheese
Sale Price: $3.00
- $1 off any dairy product Publix Baby Club coupon
= $2.00

- $1.00 Walgreens Register Reward
- $10.00 Publix Gift Card
OOP = .91

Kroger Highlights

Kroger Socialite Crackers
Manager Markdown Price: .25

Kroger Shells & Cheese Dinner
Sale Price: $1.25
- .75/1 Kroger Home Mailer
= .50

2 Libby Green Beans 28 oz cans
Manager Markdown Price: .89 ea

Kroger Cottage Cheese
Sale Price: $1.00

Kroger Sour Cream
Sale Price: $1.00

Kroger 1/2 Gallon Milk
Sale Price: $1.00

Laura's Lean Ground Beef
Manager Markdown $2.52
- .50 (doubled) Printable (must enter to win burger timer, will get a code for coupon)
= $1.52

Sale Price: $1.18/lb
= 1.90

= 1.29

Total OOP: 11.07


Tortilla Chips .99
1 large Pumpkin $2.49
2 Bags Carrots .99 ea
1 Pineappe .99 ea
2 Cucumbers .49 ea
2 cans black beans .59 ea
2 cans kidney beans .59 ea
2 cans chili beans .59 ea
Total OOP 11.82

Transaction #1
Glade Frangrance Diffusier $6.99
- $3/1 q from SS10/4
= $3.99
Received $6.99 Register Rewards

Transaction #2
Flintstone Vitamins $8.49
- $6.99 Register Rewards
= $1.50

Total OOP w/ tax : 6.93

Grand Total OOP for Week: $30.73 So Happy! Almost $10 under my weekly budget!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby Shower for One Thousand Newborns

Do you have extra packages of newborn diapers that your baby grew out of? Or maybe you stockpiled a too many packs of newborn onesies? Do you have unopened cans of formula that you didn't use because it didn't work for your baby? I know several of these scenarios have happened to my friends and family. So, here is an opportunity to take those extras and pass them on to some babies who really need them.

United Way is making a difference by initiating a city-wide effort to collect essential baby items that will help prepare at-risk mothers to give their newborns a stronger start. Together, they want to give over 1,000 newborns the supplies and support needed for a healthy beginning.

Thursday, October 29
Drop in between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Drop off items and go, or stick around and volunteer to help sort items!
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
250 Venture Circle, Nashville, TN 37228

The items they are collecting are:
Diapers: Sizes N/1/2
Onesies: Sizes N/0-3/3-6

I found one way to get FREE formula (yes! FREE)
Publix has Enfamil 16 count box of single serve packets for $9.79
Use -$5/1 Any size powder of Enfamil Premium Printable
Use -$3 off Enfamil Premium Nursettes, Single Serve Packets, or Ready to Use 4pk. from Green Advantage Buy Flyer
Use Food Lion coupon $3/1 printable
= FREE Formula (thanks to I heart Publix for this scenario)

Go here for more details about United Way's campaign.


Sunset Magazine for only $5.00!

Right now you can get a one year subscription through Amazon for Sunset Magazine for only $5.00. Each month Sunset has coupons for common grocery items such as Kraft products. Although not as many as All You, it has some good ones, and often high dollar.
In October's issue, the following coupons were reported:

$3/2 California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Pizzas, Any 11 oz. or larger
$1 off Jell-O Pudding or Gelatin Snacks, Any 6 pack,
$1 off Kraft Salad Dressing, Any 8 oz. or larger,
$1/2 Nabisco Crackers, Any 6 oz. or larger,
$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meats (Deli Fresh)
$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Any 8+ Oz.
$1/2 Planters Cocktail Peanuts (12 oz or larger)
$1 off Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner, 12 oz

$5.00 for a year of good coupons seemed like a good deal to me! Click Sunset (1-year) for your subscription. But hurry! The offer is only good through tomorrow (10/24).

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nashville Flea Market - this weekend

This Weekend is the biggest flea market of the year for Nashville TN. Hundreds of vendors with everything you can imagine will be there. There are deals to be had! Remember, the holidays are just around the corner. Maybe a good time to start shopping.
Nashville Fairgrounds on the south side of Nashville go here for maps/directions.

Friday: 8a - 5p
Saturday: 7a - 6p
Sunday: 7a - 4p

Admission is free
Parking is $4.00 (free on Fridays)

Go here
for more information on the Nashville Flea Market.

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15% Off Children's Place coupon

Go Here for a new 15% off coupon that Children's Place has out. It's good until November 16. It is printable or there is a code for online use.

Pair this with a sale or clearance and you could get a good deal!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hansel & Gretel at Belcourt Theatre

My daughter loves any kind of performance art; plays, dances, puppet shows etc. So I am always on the lookout for a performance at a good deal. I recently ran across Olde Worlde Theatre. They are a theatre group that's been in Nashville for a few years. They like to take traditional fairy tales and bring them to life, with a new (hopefully a little less grim) spin.

Starting this Saturday Olde World theatre will be retelling the adventure of Hansel and Gretel Schnitzel. It’s a timeless classic of hunger and hope, cruelty and courage, life and love. When the family unexpectedly falls to hard times, Hansel and Gretel’s journey begins. Our heroes then learn how to be resourceful, cooperative, and grateful for what they have. Please come and enjoy mime, movement, colorful characters, special effects, and dynamic music, as Olde Worlde unfolds an interactive extravaganza for all ages

Children are invited to wear their costumes as well.

All performances are kid-friendly.

General Admission: $6.00

Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

Saturday, October 24th, 10 am & 12:30 pm
Saturday, October 31st, 10 am & 12:30 pm
Saturday, November 7th, 10 am

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at or the day of the show at the Box Office.

For more information about Olde Worlde Theatre go here

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Free Halloween Crafts at Micheals

Micheals will be having a special Halloween Event on October 31. 10 a - 2 p. Special craft activites, candy and balloons for the kids.

On October 25, they will be doing special Halloween themed crafts also. Go here for all the details.

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$15 Free Stuff from Kodak Gallery

I have been thinking about how to do cheap or even free Christmas picture cards this year and I think I may have just found it!

Kodak Gallery is giving every person $15 off anything! Sign up here and they will email you the special code (click on “Click to get your free gift”). When signing up make sure you click on the box to get future information from Kodak so that they will mail the gift code.

I just looked at the holiday picture cards and I figure I can score about 20 free cards with this offer.


New Crockpot Recipe Downloads

As many of you know, I love my crockpot! I use it every week. Click here for a FREE downloadable crockpot recipe book.
My other favorite Crockpot recipe books Fix It and Forget It with 5 Ingredients and Fix It and Forget It Lightly are located on the left sidebar.
Happy crockpotting!


Monday, October 19, 2009

Hot coupons out

I ran across a couple of great printables today.

$5 off Nutrogena Acne Therapy System (must fill out a short survey first)

Go here to sign up for coupon for a FREE box of 6 chocolate dipped fruits from Edible Arrangments.


Lentil, Corn and Sweet Pepper Chili

I got this recipe from Weight Watchers Simply Delicious Winning Points Cookbook (see my left sidebar for more info). It was a huge hit with my family, even with my 4 year old who won't eat anything unless it it's a french fry.


2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups lentils, picked over, rinsed and drained

2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

1 large red bell pepper seeded and chopped

1 (4 1/2 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained

1 tsp of ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander *

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

* note: I did not have coriander. I found it at a supermarket for $4.99 a bottle. I was not going to pay that just for this recipe. So, I just left it out. The recipe was fine without it.


1. Heat a nonstick Dutch oven. Swirl in the oil, then add the onion. Saute until golden, about 7 minutes. Add the tomatoes, broth and lentils; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered 20 minutes.

2. Add the corn, bell pepper, chiles, cumin, coriander and salt. Return the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the lentils and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in teh cilantro.

265 calories per serving and 5 points (for you point counters out there!)

Can serve with cornbread or tortilla chips (of course if your counting points or calories this will make it go up). I served biscuits with ours because that's what I had on hand.

Check out more meatless meal ideas at Mama Says

This is linked to Life As Mom, Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beans & Lentils


Sunday, October 18, 2009

$5.00 Dinner Menu

I aim for $5.00 a meal, sometimes I'm a little over. I calculate the main ingredients prices and round up for smaller ingredients such as spices. I am able to make most dinners for $5.00 or less because of my coupon shopping and stockpiling.
I'm repeating a couple of dinners from last week because I didn't get to make them.

Blogger note: still having issues with picture load, so no cute Monday Menu graphic right now. Sorry :(

Monday -- Vegetarian Shepard's Pie $2.00

Tuesday -- Instant Mashed potatoes, corn on cob, baked beans from can, biscuits. $1.00

Wednesday -- Barak Obama Chili (again, not meant as a political statement, just really wanted to try recipe)

Thursday -- Skillet Nachos $4.00

Friday -- Dance Class! Quick Bean Quesadillas $2.50

Saturday -- Leftovers or Soup from a can and biscuits, either way $0 (I got the soup and biscuits totally free from Publix a couple of weeks ago)

Sunday -- Tortilla Soup $5.00 from Fix It and Forget It Lightly cookbook (see left sidebar for details)

For more great menu ideas go to


Grocery Finals

This week, I worked hard to stay within my preferred $40 budget. I was close. I also set a $5 dollar limit for Halloween Candy this year and that was included in the $40 budget. In years past, it's not unusual for me to spend $15 or $20 on candy, and still have quite a bit left, so we'll see how this year works out. I did not buy traditional candy. Just could not find a deal good enough to fit my budget. So, I purchased 8 Betty Crocker Fruit snack (BOGO at publix) and used coupons to make them .60 each. Making my total $4.80. And I got 80 individual packs of fruit snacks. Halloween candy -- Done!
Here are the highlights from my grocery trips:

NOTE: Apparently Blogger is having picture upload issues. If it gets resolved, I will upload the pictures later.


Snuggle Liquid Fabric Softener
Sale: $3.00
- $3/1 q from 10/4 RP

Arm & Hammer Toothpaste
Sale: $1.50
- $3/2 q from 8/16 SS

4 Peter Pan Peanut Butter
Sale: $1.17
- .50/1 from All You - Oct & printable (no longer available)
= .17 ea

4 Birds Eye Steam Fresh Veggies
Sale: $1.19 ea
- .50/1 q from 10/18 SS
= .19 ea

2 Healthy Life Bread
Sale: $2.00
- .50/1 (doubled) from 10/4 SS
= $1.00 ea

8 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
Sale: 1.40 ea
- .40/1 printable
= .60 ea

Herbal Essence Hairspray
Sale: $2.49
- $1/1 from 9/13 RP
- B1G1 from 10/11 P&G
= .75 ea

2 Nestle Hot Cocoa
Sale: $1.35
- $1/2 printable
= .85 ea

2 Progresso Bread Crumbs
Sale: $1.05
- $1/2 printable
= .55 ea

2 Rice Krispies
Sale: $2.00
- $1/1 from VocalPoint (must sign up to get in mail)
= $1.00 ea

8 O'Clock Coffee
Sale: $2.50
- $2/2 Printable
= $1.50 ea

Total OOP: $22.51


3 Kroger Canned Vegetables
Sale Price: .59
- $1/3 q from Kroger home mailer
= .25 ea

1 Gal Kroger Milk
Price: $2.00 Manager Markdown Special


Total: $4.67

ALDI Highlights:

2 Pineapples .99 ea Special price
Tortilla Chips .99 Special Price
2 Flour Tortillas .99 Special price
3lb bag Apples $1.19 Special Price
Tomatoes $1.49
Yellow Squash $1.69
Zucchini $1.69
Almonds-raw $1.79

Total: $13.79


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Toy Clearance at Amazon

It's that time of year! Time to start thinking about Christmas shopping! If you're on a tight budget like me, you need every advantage you can find. I just found that Amazon has many toys on clearance. Many up to 60% off! Click the picture above for a link to the clearance section.

If you find any other great deals on toys or other holiday items, please let me know!

Happy bargain hunting!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Indoor Playgrounds in Nashville Area

It's starting to turn colder, so the ability to play outside will be getting less and less. There are a couple of great FREE indoor playgrounds that I've found that does not involve having to buy and feed your child a happy meal or chicken nuggets (wink, wink)

Christ Church on the South side of Nashville has a great indoor playground. It's opened:

Weekdays: 2p- 4p
Sat/Sun: 10a - 6p

Go here for full details

Cornerstone Church on the North side of Nashville is said to have the largest indoor playground in Nashville! They are open to the public:
Weekdays: 11am - 3pm

It is recommended that you call before going just to make sure they are open.
Phone: 615-865-6655
(thanks to Keeping Our Cash for this info)

If you know of other Free indoor playgrounds or similar activities, please let me know! I would love to have a whole list.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Help Bring Lily Home by voting!

There is a baby girl in Korea just waiting to come home to her forever family in Tennessee. Fellow adoptive parents, Adrienne and Jim are anxiously awaiting for approval to bring their daughter home.

If you have not read Jim and Adrienne's story, go here. It's a wonderful, heartbreaking (at times) and uplifting story -- and, best of all, it's not over!

If you are as moved as I am, you can vote for her blog in a contest being held by The Bump. Follow the links to adoption blogs and you can choose Another Ordinary Miracle. The winner will receive a $1,000 reward which they will use towards the adoption expenses.

Good Luck Adrienne and Jim!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Around the Blogosphere

Some great frugal ideas and deals going around.

Keeping Our Cash has a great way to get some extra cheap Clorox wipes this week.

I Heart Publix is giving us a sneak peak at this upcoming Publix ad.

Money Saving Mom has some great ideas for a Beans and Rice budget.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Weekly $5 Dinner Menu

I aim for $5.00 a meal, sometimes I'm a little over. I calculate the main ingredients prices and round up for smaller ingredients such as spices. I am able to make most dinners for $5.00 or less because of my coupon shopping and stockpiling.

Monday -- Mixed Veggies, mashed potatoes, biscuits $1.00

Tuesday -- End of Summer Harvest Soup Slow Cooker $5.50

Wednesday --Lentil, Corn and Sweet Pepper Chili (from Weight Watchers Simply Delicious Cook book see left sidebar for details) $3.00

Thursday -- Barak Obama's Chili $5.00 (maybe I'll get a Nobel Cooking prize - seriously, found this recipe, thought it was funny, have to try it, not meant to be any political commentary)

Friday -- Dance Class! Grilled cheese & Tomato Soup $2.00

Saturday -- Bakeless Ziti $4.00

Sunday -- Teriyaki Veggies & Rice $2.00

For more great menus visit


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grocery Finals

Pretty good week for groceries. I have enough pasta now to feed a small town! I went to 3 stores. I purchased more coupons from Ebay this week. This time, for Ronzoni. The coupons I purchased actually gave me an overage. Even after the $2.44 I spent on the coupons and shipping, I still had a $2.00 overage! Below are the highlights of my trips.

Publix Highlights:

15 Ronzoni Pasta
Sale Price: .70 ea
- .50/1 (doubled) q from Ebay
= FREE + Overage

2 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt 4-pack
Sale Price: 1.25
- 1.25/1 printable

1 Johnson & Johnson Baby Head 2 Toe Wash
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1/1 Printable
- $1/1 Target coupon

1 Publix Coffee
Sale Price: .01 Penny Item

4 Betty Crocker Instant Potatoes
Sale Price: .90 ea
- .40/1 (doubled) q printable & printable
= .10 ea

4 Hunts Diced Tomatoes
Sale Price: .69
- .50/2 printable
= .19 ea

2 Lysol Multi Purpose Cleaner
Sale Price: $1.35
- .50/1 (doubled) q from SS 9/13
= .35 ea

2 Wet Ones Towelettes
Sale Price: $1.49
- $1/1 Printable
= .49 ea

8th Continent Soy Milk
Price: $2.50
- $2/1 Printable - no longer available
= .50 ea

2 Healthy Life Bread
Price: $2.00
- .50/1 doubled SS 10/4
= $1.00 ea

TOTAL OOP: $17.45

Aldi Highlights:

3-pack tomatoes .99
Cucumbers .49 ea
Tortilla Chips .99 ea
Total: $18.87

Kroger (no pic)

2 Kashi Cereals
Sale Price: $3.00
- $3/1 VocalPoint Q (must sign up with vocalpoint to receive q's in mail)

2 Half Gallon Milk
Sale Price: $1.00 ea

Total: $2.62

GRAND TOTAL OOP: $39.12 Whoo Hoo! Actually under my new budget!

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Micheal's Coupons

Doing some decorating or crafting? Go here for a 50% off one regular priced item AND 40% off one regular priced item at Micheals.

The 50% coupon is good Sunday and Monday. The 40% coupon is good Tuesday - Saturday.
Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Farms around Middle Tennessee

If you have little kids, you will probably be making a trip to a pumpkin patch in the next few weeks. It's becoming an annual event with my family. I thought I'd share some links to a few pumpkin farms around middle Tennessee. This is usually a fun, and pretty inexpensive outing (just don't get carried away and buy too many pumpkins!)

Some farms offer free admission. Here are some places I found around middle Tennessee. Click the link to find out operating hours and admission prices.

Williamson County
Gentry Farm

Rutherford County
Walden Farm
Lucky Ladd Farm

Sumner County
Bottom View Farm
Bradley Kountry Acres

Robertson County
Honeysuckle Hill Farm

For pumpkin farms in other counties of Tennessee go here


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Organic Products coupon book

There is a new coupon book for organic items out. Some of the coupons included are:
$1/1 Any Frontier branded product
$1/1 any size Aura Cacia Essential Oil
$1/2 Simply Organic Spices or Grinders
$1/1 Any Wholesome Sweetners product
$1/1 Celestial Seasonings tea
$1/1 Mary's gone Crackers product
B1G1 any GoodBelly Quart or GoodBelly Plus 4-pack
$1/1 Seventh Generation Diapers
$1/2 Any Seventh Generation Product
$1/1 Oikos 16oz cup OR 4oz 4-pack Oikos Organic Nonfat Greek Yogurt
B1G1 any one 6oz cup Stonyfield YoBaby Meals Organic
$1 off any delicious Rocky JR or Rosie Organic fresh chicken
$1/1 package of Organic Sunshine Burgers
.55 off Follow Your Heart product

These are all manufacturers coupons so they can be used anywhere. I found this booklet at Whole Foods near the Health and Beauty aids department.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekly $5 Menu

I aim for $5.00 a meal, sometimes I'm a little over. I calculate the main ingredients prices and round up for smaller ingredients such as spices. I am able to make most dinners for $5.00 or less because of my coupon shopping and stockpiling.

Tuesday -- Corn, Green beans, sliced tomatoes. Biscuits $2.50

Thursday -- Veggie Helper $2.00

Friday -- Dance Class! Quick Bean Quesadillas $4.00

Saturday -- Skillet Nachos $4.00
For more great menus visit


.99 Cent Sunday Papers at Kroger

I was so sad to see that Walgreen's .99 cent Sunday paper promotion ended. But, Good News!
Kroger is now selling the Sunday Paper for .99 cents! This promotion lasts until the end of December.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grocery Finals

What an exciting grocery week I've had (wow! Can't believe I wrote that, do I need to get a life or what?) I visited 3 stores and I had to make 2 trips to Publix because they were out of Pilsbury biscuits on the first trip, I would have just settled for a rain check except I wanted to get them the same week that the Progresso Soup was on sale in order to make my coupon deal work (see below). My second trip to Publix was the best ever!

Publix Trip #1 Highlights:

2 Muir Glen Organic Tomato Sauce
Price: .89 ea
- $1/1 printable
= FREE + Overage

1 Publix Reusable bag
- FREE Publix Bag q from SS 9/13

6 Tuna Helpers
Sale Price: .80 ea
-minus $1/3 Q from SS 8/09
= .46 ea

2 Pepsi 2-liters
Sale Price: $1 ea
- .25 printable (doubled)
= .50 ea

8th Continent Soy Milk
Price: $2.50
- $2.00 Printable - no longer available
= .50

10 Campbells Soups
Sale Price: $1.00
- .40/2 q from SS 9/13
= .60 ea

4 Pace Salsa
Sale Price: $1.40
- $1/2 Printable
= .90 ea

3 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner
Sale Price: $1.75
- $1.00 q from "One Stop One Store" Publix booklet
= .75 ea
*Will submit for $5.00 SJ Johnson Rebate

2 Cascadian Farms Organic Granola Cereal
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1/1 Printable
= .99 ea

2 Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kits
Sale Price: $1.45
- .60/2 printable must sign up with Betty Crocker
= $1.15 ea

1 Kraft Salad Dressing
Sale Price: $1.99
- $1/1 q from Kroger Mailer
= .99

2nd Publix Trip:

1 pack of Deli Ham
Sale Price: $2.16

1 Publix Reusable Bag
Price: .99
- Free Bag w/ GM purchase q SS 9/13

10 Progresso Soups
Sale Price $1.25
- .50/2 q from SS 9/13
= .75 ea

10 Pillsbury Biscuits
Sale Price: $1.00
- $1/1 q printable - no longer available but there are some $1/2 available
- $1 off Pilsbury bread WYB Progresso soup from SS 9/13 or Printable (store coupon)
= FREE + Overage

1 Sundown Vitamin $3.99
1 Sundown Vitamin $2.70 (on clearance)
- $1.50/1 Kroger Catalina
- $1.25/1 Kroger Catalina
- $6/2 q from Publix Green Advantage Buy flyer (Oct 3 - Oct 30)
= FREE + Overage

Total OOP w/ TAX: $0 = .19 Overage! Yes, they actually gave me .19 back. I couldn't believe it! The CS manager had to come over to approve, he said "nice couponing job".



2lb bag onions .79
3 Green Bell Peppers .79
3 Tomatoes .99
4 Cucumbers .49 ea
2 bags Baby carrots .99 ea
1 bag Gala Apples $2.49
1 box Cheese Crackers $1.29

Total: $13.12

Apple Market
1 loaf Pepperidge Farm Bread .50
1 pk Pepperidge Farm buns .50
Total: $1.08

TOTAL FOR WEEK: $49.67 Not too bad!

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Free Kid's Printable Worksheets

My 4-year old is trying very hard these days to learn to write words, especially her name.

There is a great website called that give you free traceable letter worksheets, coloring pages for all occasions, connect the dot exercises, and many other pre-school and elementary level activities. My favorite worksheet is the traceable name. They have hundreds of name worksheets. Perfect for my kid whose determined to spell her name... and it's a long name!

Of course, you do still have to use your paper and printer ink, so don't go crazy printing all the great activities until you know what you child wants to do.

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