Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Shutterfly is offering 50 free cards to bloggers who will write about them, and I have fallen in love with their designs so am happy to participate!

One that I really like is the "Love 2010 Christmas Card" where you can list out the things that made the past year so special and then include two photos. They also feature sustainably forested paper for this design! It would be fun to write out a list of everything we are happy about for 2010 - there's a lot!

Another fun design is "Bright Red Filmstrip." This card allows up to four photos - perfect with a new baby in the house...showcase a large photo of the baby, and some select shots of us as a family.

Send out early Seasons Greetings with their Thanksgiving cards. A great gift idea for far away family members are the wall calendars – a whole year of memories to share!
I’m looking forward to creating my first ever photo Christmas cards!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dominick's Today

Dominick's 4/22

Kraft 100-calorie cheese: $1.49 after instant discount, $1 man q x5, $1 store q x1 = 5/$1.45
Hamburger Helper: $.99 each, $.75/3 e-coupon x3 = 3/$.72
BC Potatoes: $.99, $.40 e-coupon x4 = -$.61
English Muffins: $1.49, $1 manq = $.49
Lara Bars: $1.25 each, $1/2 e-coupon x2 = 2/$.50
Total: $2.80 on GC. yum!!

Stopped at Jewel for Ronzoni, $1.29 x8, $1 man q x2, $.75 IP x 6 = $3.82, or $.47 each

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Letter Mail Day

Jewel and Freebies 3/30

Yesterday my FREE coupons arrived. I had a Tide Stain Release packet that did NOT dissolve in the wash, but rather left a mess in the load! I also had CLOTG packets that weren't sealed. Wrote decent complaints and got the q's right away, which I was hoping for because of the Catalina!

Tide: $6.99/$7.99 - FREE q
Crystal Light: $3.49/$5.48 - FREE q
Crystal Light: $1.99/$3.89 - $1 q x2, earn $1 YB
That got me to $20 with only $2 OOP!
Also needed a cake mix ($1) and powdered sugar ($1.69)
Spent $4.60 cash, earned $5 cat. love it!

Then I got home to my order (now to mail in the rebate!) and these freebies:
-Beneful sample with $1 q (Wal-Mart)
-Kashi bar sample with $1 q
-Scott Rag sample from Sam's
-BUILT Bib I got with my Huggies points. This is a NICE bib!

Yay mail!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dominick's Run

Dom's and CVS 3/25

Starbucks was on sale for $5.99 and I had an expired $1.50 q
Flour: $1.29, used $.75 IP
Star Olive Oil: $9.99 BOGO, $4 q x2, $1 e-coupon. 2/$.99!
Betty Crocker!
Frosting: $1.50, $.50 IP and $.50 e-q x2
Cookie Mix: $1.69, $.40 e-q x4, and $1 WYB this and frosting x2 e-q
Cake Mix: $.69 each, $.75 e-q x2
Brownie Mix: $.69 each
Yup, those BC products cost me $5.95 but I had $6.60 in coupons :)
Total cash: $5.78 which is worth just the coffee, which I actually needed!

CVS sent out an e-mail with a free item q. Picked up the Cookie Dough bites, which although on sale for $1, the coupon took off $1.99 and used one CRT for $1/1 hair product. Walked out the door with shampoo, conditioner and candy for $0. Scanned my green bag tag and candy counts towards spend $10 get $3 ECB deal :) Hopefully this rolls til next week again.

Stopped at Whole Foods with a q for free 64oz HonesTea. We'll see how it is.

Whew. I'm shopped out.

Not for the Faint of Heart

Jewel Madness

Transaction #1:
3 Kraft shreds: $12.87 / $7.47
3 Philly bricks: $7.77 / $3.87
Coupons: $1.25/3 CC, $1/2 Kraft, $2/1 Kraft
Total: $7.34 cash. Earned $1 Kraft YB, $.75 Philly Cat, $5 Kraft Cat, mystery $.75 cat

Transaction #2:
3 Kraft shreds: $12.87 / $7.47
3 Philly Bricks: $7.77 / $3.87
1 Philly Small Cups: $1.69
10 Coffee-Mate $10
1 Pepsi Max FREE - 11th item
Coupons: $1.25/3 CC, $1/2 Kraft, $2/1 Kraft
$1/2 CM Store q x 5
$1.50/1 CM man q
$.75/1 CM man q x5
FREE Philly Small Cups (Kraft First Taste q)
$6.75 in cats
$.62 cash
Earned: $1 Kraft YB, $1 Pepsi YB, $.75 CM YB
$5 Kraft cat, $1 Philly Cat

So $7.96 cash out, but I still have $9.50 in cats in hand :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No more Beef!

hmmm, I swear it's the same beef. "Beef Round Top Round Roast" or whatever it says. I picked up the SAME size I bought yesterday, and it didn't work. No discount, so I left it at self-check. Then went back for the rest of my goodies!


Some months ago my mom gave me a coupon for 4 free BeechNut Stage 2 jars. I had noticed it was on Upromise for $1 back WYB 8. Not a necessary item for me, so I waited. Then I got the same coupon in the mail, but Upromise had for Stage 1 food. Well, this month the buy 8 Stage 2 and earn $1 is back (if I remember correctly - their site hasn't been working for me). They are on sale For $.39 right now, so I wrote $1.56 on the q, but the teenager had to do the math the loooong addition way before she believed that *eye roll*

I found the Wheatables everyone is talking about in blog land - not on a shipper, but on an end and they had taped a q to each one :) $1.88, minus $1.50 q, x2!

Another FREE Slim Fast candy bar
TOTAL: $.91 for all that :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mmmm, Beef. Dinner.

Cheap Beef

Matt and I picked up three total of the Slim Fast bars. REALLY hard to find ones that weren't crumbled all to bits! No Catalinas printed though. These are delicious, even though they are pure sugar!

Also picked up a holiday ID Creamer. It said $.99, but scanned at $1.99 after card savings, so the service desk manager actually gave it to me free for ringing up incorrectly!

Then I tried a roast for $10.17, and it took off the $5.48 savings for the veggies :) When we went back, I actually found another for the exact same price! It's crock pot weather here, so will definitely be making one this week, and froze one for later.

Used a $2.50 cat I found left at a self-check last week!

Total for 6.8 pounds of beef, 3 slim fast and one ID: $7.10 ($1.04 per pound!!!)

YUM. Wish I already had the freezer, but that's not til Feb 7th and won't be using it til we move anyway.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Yay Dominick's!

Sometimes, you can do alright, even when the employees aren't the best and self check freezes like it tends to do. yeargh.

Go Dominick's!

Fruit Snacks with e-coupons and catalina, etc etc. Soda as filler. etc!

Yay Cereal!

Annie's mac (coupon beeped...why, when 1st one didn't?)
BC potatoes $.99, $.40 e-coupon x2, $.50 manq = --$.31
Mulit-grain cheerios: $2 after instant save, $1 manq x2, $.55 e-coupon = 2/$1.45
Oatmeal and Cap'n $.50 after save and q's
Total: $3.83

Quick trip to Jewel!
South Beach Bars, two transactions at two stores.
3 bars @ $8.97, $1.25 Avenu x2, $1 IP x3 = $3.63, earn $3 cat
3 bars @ $8.97, $1.25 Avenu x2, $1 IP x3, $3 cat = $.63, earn $3 cat

6 cereal for $.93! Used $3.50 and $3 cat.

Altogether now: 32 items for $9.45, which is $.30 each That's more like it! Haven't had this in a while, and now we are stocked on cereal.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Catching Up

I took a break from shopping - it was tiring and we don't need anything. But I did do a bit over the last week!

Some goodies at Meijer with their "buy 10 get the 11th free" except I wish they weren't out of pasta. We have almost used it all from the last Jewel deal. But I also bought Breakstone cottage cheese there and took my $5 cat to Dom's where I paid $.69 for this:

Dominick's Run

8 - $.50 e-coupons came off for soup/broth, plus a $1.10/3 IP (soup was $1.11 and broth $3.29). Eggs were $.99 with store q, Quaker $.99 w/store q, then $1/2 manq. Bought Clif bars as fillers to use my $5 cat!

Dominick's Paid Me!
I hit up Dom's for the crazy Aveeno/C&C deal.
Aveeno: $2.92
-$2 e-coupon
-$2 IP
C&C: $6.99
-$2 e-coupon
-$6.99 e-coupon
-$2 IP
for some overage! So I picked up 5 more Breakstone.

Meaning I spent $2.07 cash and earned a $5 cat. Sweet!

Today in the mail I got one of those digest sized Bisquick cookbooks you see at the checkout. Don't remember signing up?

I have also been busy crafting. Check out this lovely baby in the dress I crocheted:

Sophia's Dress