Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Head on over to to see all her great giveaways! I'm excited about her Layers Clothing dress giveaway. The Jackie O dress is amazing! To enter, check out her website here

The Thrifty and Chic Mom also has a Moon Over Maise jewelry giveaway going on right now. She is giving away a Pretty in Pink Nursing Necklace- which I'm dying to get since I'll be back to nursing a new little one in 3 months! Check out Moon Over Maise- they have specially made homebirth necklaces for us homebirthing moms to celebrate our special births, then go enter here to win the nursing necklace!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Go see and the "Centsible Sawyer"!

A coupole of the blogs I follow is and until tonight they each have a $500 gift card for Wal-Mart to give away! Head on over to their websites here and here to enter before it's gone.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Deals of the Week

Food Pyramid-
I took the time this week to actually go to Food Pyramid because of the Chicken Breast being on sale and I knew I wouldn't find Best Choice at Wal-Mart. Plus, if you have the coupon for the Nestle Chocolate Chips it's even more worth your time!

Individually Frozen Chicken Breast in bag (3lb)- $4.99
This is $1.67/lb- a great deal, especially for bagged chicken

Prairie Farms Milk- $2.89 per gallon
This is the same brand from Sam's and at least $0.30 cheaper per gallon!

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips (most varieties)- $1.68
Use the coupon here to get $0.50/2 packages
Food Pyramid doubles coupons up to $0.50
The final price per bag will be $1.18 per bag
*that's $0.39 cheaper per bag than buying it in bulk at Sam's and you can get a variety too!

Feel free to use the Reasor's deals at Wal-Mart w/ price matching

Tostitos Chips (multiple varieties)- 2 for $7 at Wal-Mart
Reasor's sale- 2 for $4, $2 per bag

Lettuce- $0.98 at Wal-Mart
Reasor's sale- $0.67 per head

Betty Crocker Cake Mix- $0.98- $1.18 at Wal-Mart
Reasor's sale- $0.77 per box

*If you go to Reasor's check out their Pict-Fresh veggies for $1 per bag

Thursday, December 11, 2008

FREE Entertainment book for Tulsa '09 ($25 value)

Entertainment Books are currently on sale for $10 off plus FREE shipping. When you sign up for you will receive a $5 sign up bonus and get $10 cash back (top right) when you purchase an Entertainment book though their site. You can also get $5 off when you choose automatic renewal. Cheryl (another blogger) mentioned that you will get a postcard reminder about the renewal which you can cancel. Even though they say you will be charged the $5 for canceling, she tried this last year and was not.
Here is the breakdown for our area:
Entertainment Book $25
- $10 (sale)
- $10 (cash back from
- $5 ( sign-up bonus)
- $5 (when you choose automatic renewal)
You GET $5 after discounts + FREE SHIPPING!

Each additional book is just $15 and still qualifies for the $10 cash back.
So if you buy 2 and only select one for auto renewal- you'll get two books for FREE!
I was hesitant to do the automatic renewal (cuz you just never know, so I opted to just buy one book and get it for FREE.

The coupons aren't just for Tulsa- they have Owasso, Bixby, Sand Springs and Sapulpa- PLUS at the end you'll want to give them your email so you can access all the online coupons. These are printable coupons for a TON of places (from Mexico Lindo's to The Spa to Bounce U) that you can use IN ADDITION to the ones that come in the book!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Search and earn gift cards!

I search the internet (mostly using Google) all the time- so why not earn some free gift cards?
Instead of using Google- use Swagbucks which goes through Google and everytime you search Swagbucks you earn points toward lots of gifts- Amazon, Starbucks and Gap gift cards and more! I have many friends seaching with Swagbucks and they have nothing but positive reviews! So sign up today and start earning!

Free Copy of Amazing Grace DVD

Register here with Walden Media and you'll get a free calendar and a copy of the DVD, Amazing Grace. I haven't gotten to see this movie yet, but I have a TON of friends who said it is amazing. This is a great gift for a friend or yourself--especially for free! (Thanks, Frugal, Freebies, and Deals!)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Target deals- get them til Tomorrow!

Sorry for this being the last minute on these great deals. With now three sick kids and Josh and I finally feeling it's effects too- it's been really hard to get out of the house. BUT, these deals at Target were worth it.

Starting off- I just happened to see this deal--
Baby Carrots (2lb bag) $2.99
Price Cut of $2
$0.99 per bag

Poptarts (8-12ct varities) $1.87 each
$1/2 Target coupon here
$1.37 each after coupon

Chex Cereal (all varities) $1.67 each
$1/2 coupon here
$1.17 per box after coupon

Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookies $2.24 each
$1/2 manufacturer coupon here
with $1/2 Target coupon here
$1.24 each after using manufacturer and Target coupon together (yes, you can do that)
*stock up on these for easy Holiday desserts- the dough can be frozen too!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Free Stuff


Go here to print your coupon for a free roast beef sandwich at Arby's with any purchase. Expires December 14, 2008. *There's nothing to sign up for and you can forward this on to your friends and family!!

Johnson's Buddy Soap
Go here to print a coupon for $3 off any 3 Johnson's products. Hit your browser's back button and you'll be able to print this twice per computer!

Use this coupon to purchase the Johnson's Buddies soaps which are usually priced close to $1 at many different stores and you'll get up to six of these for free!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Deals for the Week- 12/3

Wow, I can't believe how far behind I've gotten. With Thanksgiving and all the craziness of that (we had 11 adults and 12 kids at our dinner), I just haven't had a chance to catch up. But this is the week to do it-- there are some GREAT deals you can catch this week!

Most of these are coupons on the front of their weekly ad for this week- I've compared these with the other ads- these are the cheapest out there.

Bar-S Bacon- $0.98 limit 1 w/ coupon
Navel Oranges (4lb bag)- $1.87 limit 1 w/ coupon (Great Deal!)
Red Baron Pizza- 2 for $5 limit 2
3 minute Oats- $0.97 (even the Wal-Mart brand is more expensive than this)
Chuck Roast- $1.98/lb (no limit)
*This is a good price- the cheapest I've found this cut is $2.38 at Sam's Club so you're saving
Azteca Tortillas (10 ct)- 10 for $10 (you can just buy 1 if you'd like)

These are the deals I'm "creating" for myself at Wal-Mart this week

Goody Ouchless ponytail holders, headbands, or clips--$2.13
Use $2/1 printable $0.13 after coupon
*there is no print limit on this coupon so stock up now! The coupon expires 12/31/08

Johnson & Johnson "trial" sized First Aid Kits are $0.99 at Walmart. Go here to print a coupon for $3 off any two J&J first aid kits. You should be able to actually purchase three of the $0.99 kits for free using this coupon--or you might be able to get $1 overage if you only purchase two.
*These will be great to keep in the car!

Dr. Pepper 24pk--$7.40 at Sam's
$5.99 when I price-match with the Homeland Store ad

Fresh Express Garden Salad bag- $2.30
$0.99 after price-match with Sav-A-Lot ad

Variety of Apples (Jonagold, Fuji, Gala)- $1.49/lb
$0.79/lb after price-match with Food Pyramid ad

**The great thing about price-matching at Wal-Mart is that there's little effort involved on your part. Just take the competitor's store ad in with you and when the cashier is about to ring up the item to be price-matched, show them the ad. They'll check to see that it matches and type in the new price- Voila! That easy! To be kind- I usually group my items that I want price matched together at the end so that I'm paying attention when the cashier goes to scan it.

Look for another post on the deals I'm going to get at Target this week!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Deals for the Week...

Walgreens til Sat. Nov. 22--
Skippy Peanut Butter on sale 2 for $3

Chex Mix on sale for $0.99

French's French Fried Onions--$1.29 with in-ad coupon
Use $0.50/1 printable here
$0.79 after coupons
*great if you plan on making green bean casserole for Thanksgiving

General Mills Cereal on sale for $1.99
Use $1 off coupon for Honey Nut Cheerios here (you can print up to 2)
and get other General Mills Cereal coupons here or here
Honey Nut Cheerios for $0.99
Other cereals around $1.44

Target Deals til Sat. Nov. 22--
Archer Farms Coffee for $0.06
This deal is still going on. If you missed out last week, hit it this week for little stocking stuffers or gifts for teachers
Print as many coupons as you can for this from Target here
These are the small bags located next to the coffee grinders

Archer Farms Apple Pie
Their 8" Apple Pie is on sale for $3.49
Use the $1 off coupon here
$2.49 for an Apple Pie- almost as cheap as homemade!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Deals for this Week

Hello Ladies-
Sorry it's taken a bit for me to update. I've been busy looking for and getting good deals this week.

If you haven't heard yet, if you need to do any shopping at Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy stores you need to go TOMORROW to get in on this deal-- you can print a coupon here for 30% off your purchase! This is a multiple use coupon so you can use it at any or all those stores!

Reasor's Deals til Tuesday, Nov. 18--
Chicken for $1.68/lb-
This is in the Reasor's circular and since there is no "brand", so you could probably take this to Wal-Mart and price match (and get Tyson chicken)
*For all you ladies planning on attending our planning session on Make Ahead Meals- stock up on this deal, chicken is rarely this cheap!

Boneless Beef Arm Roast for $1.88/lb-
This would also be great for the ladies attending our session- get two- one for stew and one for roast! This is a good price on roast- usually 2.38/lb

Food Pyramid Deals til Tuesday, Nov. 18--
Jiffy Cornbread Mix for $0.39-
If anyone is needing this for Thanksgiving this is a good price- take their circular to Wal-Mart and price match!

Homeland Deals til Tuesday, Nov. 18--
Land O Lakes Butter for 2 for $5-
Use $0.55 coupon here (you can print up to 2 by hitting the back button)
If you can buy 1 for $2.50- $.55 coupon will double= $1.10
1 for $2.50-$1.10= $1.40
If not, 2 for $5-$1.10= $3.90 for 2 or $1.95 each
Do a seperate transaction with your 2nd coupon to get the same deal!

C&H Sugar Products 3 for $5
Use $0.65/2 coupon here
If you can just buy 2 at $1.67 each - $.65 coupon doubled= $1.02 each
If not, 3 for $5-$1.10=$3.90 for 3 or $1.30 each

I'll add the Walgreen's and Target ad deals tomorrow- there's some great cereal and peanut butter deals at Walgreen's this week!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Target: Small bags of Archer Farms coffee for $0.09

Our Super Target sells small bags of coffee for $1.09 (you can find these located near the coffee bean grinders.), you can use this coupon and get them for $0.09! These small bags make perfect additions to gift baskets, by the way. I'm not sure what the print limit is on the coupons (if there is one) so grab a bunch of coupons and fill those gift baskets!

Deals I've gotten this week- Nov. 11

Food Pyramid--
Today is your last day to get a great deal on a Whole Pork Loin roast at Food Pyramid for $1.79/lb. That is a great price! Consider getting two of them. We have a great freezer recipe for Orange Pork Loin. My husband LOVES it and even picky kids eat it!

Also, today is the last day to get up to 6 cans of Green Giant canned veggies for $.39 a can- even off-brand veggies aren't that cheap!

Chicken Noodle and Tomato soups are on sale as well for $.49 a can- up to 3. That's $.10 cheaper than at Wal-mart right now!

Gala or Red Delicious apples are $.69/lb- stock up and make some apple butter, apple pie filling, or just cut up, add some lemon juice and freeze to use for parties with dip or fondue!

I know, you're thinking- "Walgreens?" but they do actually have some great deals if you use their in-store coupons with manufacturer's coupons.

Betty Crocker Frosting--on sale $0.99 each after in-ad coupon
Use $0.55/1 printable coupon
$0.44 each after coupons

Libby's Pumpkin--on sale $0.99 each after in-ad coupon
Use $1/2 printable coupon
$0.49 per can after coupons

Carnation Evaporated Milk-- on sale for $0.99 each after in-ad coupon
Use $1/3 printable coupon
$0.66 per can after coupons

*For first-timers with the printable coupons, you'll have to register with an account with these places. (ex. Betty Crocker, Nestle) The most they do is send you a newsletter each week with great recipes and new coupons. For me, printable coupons are my only source of coupons and all the stores accept them now!

*Remember- Wal-Mart price matches! If you find a great deal in any other ad (ex. Reasors, Food Pyramid), just take the ad in with you to Wal-Mart and the cashier will change the price at the register. Just make sure they're the same brand!!

Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch--$1.50
Use $0.75/1 printable coupon
$0.75 after coupon (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

-Pair this with your frosting for a quick treat for all those fall parties at school!

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers--$1.28
Use $1/1 printable coupon
$0.28 after coupon (Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!)

Yoplait Kid's Yogurt-- $2.23
Use $1.50/1 printable coupon
$0.73 after coupon
*hit the back button to get another coupon to print

There are many more deals out there- these are just a few I got today.
This week I'll be making homemade granola in the crockpot- and hopefully, homemade yogurt in the crockpot! So check back to see how it goes.

Why start a blog?

Welcome to my first post as a blogger. After a friend started her own blog about all the deals she was saving on in her small town in Kansas, I decided to check out some of the blogs she was finding these deals at. My favorite Mom-blog by far has been and she gives a great rundown of all the deals you can find at Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens, plus a lot of other stores that unfortunately, we don't have in Tulsa. Through this though, I have been able to find many great deals here in our own town through doubling coupons (store and manufacturer's) and price matching.

Through my friend, Jenny, I was introduced to "Once a Month cooking" or as we call it- "Make-Ahead Freezer Meals" where we prepare multiple main courses in one day to place in our freezer to use throughout the month. Through this process, she and I have saved time and money. We are looking forward to teaching other stressed moms this process and will be holding a planning session, hopefully, within the next month. This blog will also serve as a place to help these moms by me posting new freezer meal recipes and upcoming sessions.

So there you go! I had just been learning and saving so much that I felt as if other moms could benefit from it as well. This is a place were all of that information is accessible to those moms looking to save time and money! So let's get started!!