Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas Greetings!

Well isn't that funny - exactly one year ago I posted about last year's cards. Shutterfly has graciously offered bloggers 50 free cards again. Very exciting!!

I like that on their website I can narrow things down with my options. I prefer cardstock over photo paper, flat cards over folded, etc. Makes it so easy to go from thousands of options to a few quite quickly.

Here is what I have narrowed it down to!

I can't share exactly my favorite since family reads this blog - so I can't even share the photo I am using, either!

I like ones that use lots of photos, like this one, but I feel I never have enough good ones to use!

I hope you enjoyed this and you use Shutterfly for your next greeting card needs!

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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.