Wednesday, May 20, 2009

For the Tulsans-- How to get 12 grocery items for less than $2!!

I don't usually go to Homeland (located at 31st and Harvard or in Catoosa) unless there are some great deals. Well, if you've gotten the Kraft coupons- this is the week to visit them! Homeland is one of the only stores in our area that doubles coupons up to $1 (with their Homeland Rewards Card which is free and takes a second to sign up for at Customer Service). Check out these deals

Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs- $2.50- $2.99 (not sure the exact price)
On sale B1G1 plus use $1/2 (doubled)
$2.50-$2= $0.50 for 2 pkgs

Kraft BBQ- $.79
Use $1/1 (doubled)
Free plus possible overage of $1.21 (if not get 2 bottles free with one coupon)

Ritz Crackers- $2.50
Use $1/1 (doubled)
$0.50 for one box

Kraft Singles Cheese- $1.59
Get 2 and use $1/2 (doubled)
Get 2 for $1.18 ($0.59 each)

Wheat Thins- $2.19
Use $1/1 (doubled)
$0.19 for one box

Triscuit- $2.19
Use $1/1 (doubled)
$0.19 for one box

Cool Whip- $0.98
Use $1/2 (doubled)
FREE plus possible overage

Planters Nuts- $2.50
Use $1/1 (doubled)
$0.50 per container

Kraft Salad Dressing-$2
Use $1/1 (doubled)

All this AND there's a coupon in the ad for $2 off Beef purchase with purchase of 4 participating Kraft items (A1, Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Kraft Salad Dressing, Kraft Singles) You'll have 5 participating items in your cart.

You could use it toward the ground beef that's on sale for $1.69/lb (in 5lb increments so its $8.45) after coupon is $1.29/lb excellent price on beef!

**Just to warn you, Homeland will only double the first coupon per item so if you get multiples of the same item, you'll want to use seperate transactions! For example, if you buy 2 Kraft Salad Dressings and use 2 coupons only 1 will be doubled- so do them in seperate transactions.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Don't miss the great deals out there..

If you haven't seen this yet... I'm so sorry I haven't gotten a chance to post about it. Life with a newborn seems to be a bit more challenging than I had expected and I've also been working a lot from home and at my husband's office helping to get our small business started.

Check out all the many places you can get some high quality Kraft product coupons here

and then check out the great deals at Target you can use some of them on over here

I hope to get out tomorrow and catch some free Hershey Bliss candy bars and cheap crackers and Mayo. Not to mention taking advantage of the final week of free apples and picking up some free Kraft BBQ sauce (just in time for grilling)

I'll try to make time to post the deals of the week. I've been out of the loop but the local stores have had a few good sales.

I'm hoping to catch some cheap Dr.Pepper from Reasors tonight before that sale ends!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Back to blog...

As you can see, it's obviously been a few days since I've posted and completely missed the deals of the week this week. Well, about Wednesday my week went a little crazy when my 22 month old son threw up everywhere. By the next day, my 3 year old and I were showing signs of sickness. Fortunately, my husband was able to work from home and help me out because if taking care of four kids wasn't enough...

Anyhow, I apologize for my absence this week. This blog IS called Mommy Management-- and that's exactly what I was doing-- being Mommy. Family first and everything else follows.

Everyone's well and just recovering. I now have a massive pile of laundry and a dirty house that need my attention, but I hope to join you all tomorrow with Meal Plan Monday and the deals for Target and Walgreens.

Thanks for reading as I continue my journey to Manage Mommy!

Feel free to comment and tell me what deals you got this week!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free and Cheap Food for Tomorrow (4/29)

Domino's is giving away FREE LUNCH tomorrow (4/29) from 11am to 2pm. Stop by any participating location for a carryout order of their NEW Bread Bowl Pasta!

Tomorrow night is 31 CENT SCOOP NIGHT at Baskin-Robbins! From 5pm to 10pm, stop by a participating location for a small scoop of their delicious ice cream for $0.31. This helps firefighters and there's usually a fire truck. The firefighters will let your kids get in and look around! Cheap family fun!!

Is it just me or is coffee getting into everything these days? Are we that addicted?... I guess I am because I'm going to go here to print a coupon for $1/1 Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty or Frosty-cino at Wendy's. Coffee and ice cream... doesn't get much better!

Target Possible Freebies and Great Deals

Target has some pretty good deals this week. I would highly recommend signing up for A Full Cup to access their Target Coupon Generator which keeps the past Target coupons that have not expired yet. I don't know what I'd do without A Full Cup!

I'll be heading to Target this week for some diapers, cheap Kashi waffles and free apples

On to the deals:

Apples (select varieties)- $0.99/lb
Buy 1 lb. at a time and use $1/1 Target coupon here
Free after coupon (Get as close to 1lb as possible)

Easy Mac and Cheese Single Serve Cups- $0.83 each
Use $1/2 Target coupon here
Stack with B1G1 coupon here (I found the coupon on the last page)
Free plus possible overage after coupons

Kraft Dressing- $?? (I'm not sure our price)
Buy 2 and use $1/2 Target coupon here
$?? I'm sure it's probably a good deal still

Dry Idea Deodorant--priced at $2 at many stores
Use this $2/1 coupon here
Free after coupon

Kashi Frozen Waffles--$1.99 each
Use $1.50/1 here
$0.49 each after coupon

Nabisco Snack Saks (Mini Oreo's, Teddy Grahams, Chips Ahoy, Animals Crackers)--$2 (on price cut)
Use $1/1 Target coupon
$1 after coupon

California Pizza Kitchen Frozen Pizzas - $5.50 each
Use $2/1 here*
$3.50 each after coupon
*Note: provided this variety is included in the sale

Target Baby Body Wash - $1.25 each
Use $0.75/1 Target coupon here
$0.50 each after coupon

Kraft Mayo - $1.99 each (price cut at some store)
Use $1/2 Target coupon here
$1.49 each after coupon

Also, I found the blue boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese on price cut for $0.57 a box- this is even cheaper than buying them in bulk at Sam's! Some of the price cuts will last until May 11th!

For more deals, check out Stretching a Buck!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

So last week's meal plan went fairly well. I really liked having a list of meals that I could look to and prepare without having to think too hard about that looming question of "What's for dinner?"!

Because some of our plans changed, our menu changed with it and we didn't eat a few items on the list (so you'll see them resurface this week). We ended up celebrating Mother's Day early for my mother-in-law because she's working on a project in Germany and won't be back until the end of May- so Sunday was out to eat (again... yum, but ugh on the pocketbook) and then dinner at my sister-in-law's. This week should be a little more stable and (hopefully) not so much eating out (or none at all!).

I was SUPER excited tonight though. I made my shopping trip to Reasor's because a lot on my list was on sale. While I was going to get milk, I spotted the half-gallons of Vitamin D milk on price reduction for $0.99!! I ended up with 8 half-gallons and am sad that I didn't get more! They were reduced because their expiration date was May 5th (which is NEXT Tuesday!)- my family goes through 2-3 gallons of milk A WEEK! Plus, I had already planned to have a baking day this week (a day to do a bunch of "bulk baking") and I could use up the milk in my recipes. So now my refrigerator is full of half-gallons and my husband thinks I'm crazy. :) (He thought that before now anyway)

I didn't end up getting around to baking the cinnamon rolls last week, so guess what's rising in the kitchen (at 10:30 at night)- you guessed: cinnamon roll dough! I made a double batch and plan to take some pans to my elderly neighbors across the street. I'll prep everything tonight and actually bake them tomorrow. I ended up using my Betty Crocker recipe instead of The Pioneer Woman's. I am planning on using one of her other recipes this week.I've also got some beans soaking in the crockpot so I can have them ready to cook tomorrow. I'll be using some in my chili this week and freezing the rest to use in other dishes throughout the next weeks (just think: taco salad, refried bean burritos, beans and rice...) Anyhow- back to the meals for THIS week--here's the rundown:

Breakfasts (all paired with fresh fruit)
Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Potato Pancakes (leftover from the big batch I made last week and threw in the freezer)
Eggs, Bacon, Waffles (on Saturday)

Ham Sandwiches, chips, fruit
Cheese quesadillas, fruit smoothie
PBJs, fruit, yogurt
Homemade Pizza, Salad
Leftovers x2

BBQ meatballs, mashed potatoes, peas
Chili, corn, homemade bread
Roast, mashed potatoes, peas, homemade rolls (the mother-in-law is coming over for dinner- gotta impress)
Chicken Spaghetti, salad, green beans, homemade breadsticks (aka homemade rolls in breadstick shape)
Hamburgers, Hot dogs, oven fries, corn
Homemade Mac & Cheese, broccoli

So what's on your menu this week??
...More tomorrow about Target and Walgreen deals and cheap Baskin-Robbins ice cream this week!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lawrence Deals of the Week 4/22-4/28

Pork & Beans- 3 for $1

Large Dozen Eggs- $0.97

Fuji Apples- $0.88/lb

Post Cereals- $1.88

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese- $0.48 a box (this is an insanely low price!! Fill your pantry!)

*Special Promotion:
Buy 10 Kellogg's, Keebler, and/or Sunshine products, get 2 free movie tickets
(coupon given at checkout) This promotion runs til May 6th!!

Fresh Blueberries (4.4oz box)- $2.48

THREE DAY SALE items (Thursday-Saturday)
Deli Ham- $2.99/lb
Farmland Bacon- $1.97


Milk- $2.50

Kroger Cheese- $1.28

Lays Potato Chips- $1.88

Goldfish crackers- $1

Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns- $1

Pillsbury Brownie Mix- $1

Kellogg Cereals- $2.18 a box
Use $1/2 coupon for Frosted Flakes
$1.68 a box


*Friday Only: Butter- $1.38

Boneless Pork Loin- $1.68/lb

10lb Bag Russet Potatoes- $1.99

Broccoli Crowns- $0.88/lb

Navel Oranges (4lb bag)- $1.99

Roma Tomatoes- $0.88/lb

Birdseye Frozen Vegetables- $0.78 (great price!)

Tulsa Deals of the Week 4/22-4/28

They are having a huge 10 for $10 sale. Don't worry about getting 10 items- you can buy just one and get it for $1.

10 items for $10:
8x10 photos- in-store or online at

2-liters of Pepsi or Dr.Pepper

Colgate Toothpaste (select varieties)
Use $1/1 coupon here
Get it for FREE (stock up time)

Colgate Plus Toothbrush

Best Choice Flour (2lb)

Hiland Sour Cream (16oz)

Totino's Pizza Rolls

*For your barbecue this summer- stock up on these for $1 each
Hunt's Ketchup
Griffin's Mustard
Best Choice Relish

10lbs for $10
Pork Steaks
Country Style Pork Ribs
On the Vine and Roma Tomatoes
Baby Carrots
Whole Mushrooms
Zucchini Squash

Other great prices:
Shawnee Flour (5lb)- $2 (better price than the Best Choice)
Tyson Sliced Bacon- $2
Post Cereals- $1.99

Food Pyramid

General Mills Cereal- $1.50 a box
Use $1 off coupons here
Get Honey Nut Cheerios for $0.50 a box!

On the Vine Tomatoes- $0.99/lb

Hiland Sour Cream (16oz)- $0.99

Borden Cheese (12oz)- $1.66

Monday, April 20, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Join me in my new adventure. I'll be (trying) to post my meal plan for the week on Mondays. I follow alot of other mom-bloggers who do this. I think it will keep me accountable for making my menu and I hope to hear about your delicious menus as well. I'm always looking for new and exciting items to add to the menu!

Breakfasts (I pair all our breakfast with whatever fruit is on hand)
Sweet potato pancakes
Homemade cinnamon rolls (I'm hoping to try this bulk recipe from The Pioneer Woman and freeze the other pans)

Out (today because it was my birthday)
Homemade French Toast sticks, fruit smoothies, sausage
Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes
Ham sandwiches, fruit, chips
Homemade pizza, salad
Roast, potatoes, peas

Mac & Cheese, peas
Steak fajitas
Meatball subs, green beans
Hamburgers & Hot dogs, potato fries, corn
Out (we have friends coming into town-- we don't normally eat out this much!)
Leftovers/Enchiladas (depending on if some friends come over Sunday night)

There ya go! Simple but a variety. It's beautiful weather this week so I'm all about the grilling. I also have some extra time and energy this week so there's more items that will take more preparation than my usual pull from the freezer stash.

So... what's for dinner at your house this week?

Pile of Printable Coupons

Go here to print a $1.50/1 coupon for Kashi Go Lean Waffles.

Various Johnson's baby products coupons here

$1/1 Muir Glen coupons here
PLUS, You can also print two more $1/1 coupons here.
(These tomatoes and tomato sauces are at Reasors and possibly Food Pyramid)

$1/1 Kettle Brand potato chips

$0.75/1 Malt-O-Meal

Thanks Moneysavingmom!

Target Deals 4/19-4/25

Planters Cashews (9.25 oz) - $2.99 each
Use $1/1 Target coupon here
$1.99 each after coupon

Gerber Graduates (yogurt melts, granola & cereal bars, fruit snacks) - $2.49 each
Use $0.50/2 Target coupon here
$2.24 each when you buy 2 after coupon
*Note: all other Gerber Graduates are 20% off

Huggies Baby Wipes (64-72 ct) - $1.99 each
Use $0.50/1 here
$1.49 each after coupon

Ongoing Deals
Easy Mac Cups - $0.50 or less
Use $1/2 Target coupon here PLUS
Use $1/2 manufacturer's coupon here
FREE after coupons

V-8 Fusion - $2.99 each
Use $2/1 here
$0.99 each after coupon

Dole Bagged Salad - $1.19 each
Use $1/1 Target coupon here
$0.19 each after coupon

Dry Idea Deodorant - $2.00 each
Use $2/1 here
FREE after coupon

Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner - unsure of price?
Use $0.75/2 Target coupon here

Johnson's Safety Cotton Swabs - $1.38 each
Use $0.75/1 Target coupon here PLUS
Use $1/1 in 3/8 Red Plum insert
FREE after coupons

Johnson's Buddies Soap - $1.77 each
Use $0.75/1 Target coupon here
PLUS Use $1/1 in 3/8 Red Plum insert
$0.02 each after coupons

Johnson's Baby Lotion - $2.18 each
Use $0.75/1 Target coupon here
PLUS Use $1/1 in 3/8 Red Plum insert or here
$0.43 each after coupons

Thanks to Stretching a Buck- check out her website for more deals at Target!

Walgreens Deals 4/19-4/25

Weekly Deals
Revlon Cosmetics on sale BOGO (reg Price as low as $4.79)
Use two $2/1 coupon from 3/15 SS insert
Pay as little as $0.79 for two after coupons

Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal 2 for $5
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Pay $0.50 each after coupon

Johnson’s Body Care (softwash and softlotion) $3.99
Use $2/1 from 4/19 inserts
Pay $1.99 each

Reach Toothbrush and floss $0.99 after in-ad coupon
Use $3/2 coupon from 3/15 SS insert
FREE plus $1 in overage after coupons

Hershey Bagged Candy 4/$10
Get $5 via ESR when you buy 4 bags
Use $1/1 coupon from 3/1 SS insert
Pay $1 for four bags after coupons and ESR

Register Reward Deals
Aveeno Nourish Hair Care 2/$13, Earn $3 in RR when you buy two
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Pay $6 for two after coupon and RR

Skintimate Save Cream $2.99, Earn $2.99 in RR when you buy one
FREE after Register reward

Edge Infused or Energy Shaving Gel $2.99, Earn a $2.99 RR when you buy one (although it’s been printing a $3.50 RR all month long)
FREE after RR
Mitchum Deodorant $2.99, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
Use $0.75/1 coupon from 3/22 SS insert
Pay $0.24 each after RR and coupon

Pledge multisurface Cleaner 2/$7, Earn a $1 RR when you buy two
Use $2/1 printable coupon
Pay $1 each after coupon and RR

For the Kansas folks, $0.50 Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee and FREE Ben and Jerry's Cone Day

On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Dunkin' Donuts stores across the nation will be offering their 16-oz. Iced Coffees for only $0.50 each. More details here.

Thanks Kaley and Moneysavingmom!

Also tomorrow, Ben & Jerry's is hosting their annual Free Cone Day (Tuesday, April 21, 2009). From noon to 8 p.m., all Scoop Shops across the nation will offer a free scoop of any ice cream of your choice to every customer.

More details and locations are posted here.

Thanks Moneysavingmom!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lawrence Deals of the Week 4/15-4/21


Head of Iceberg Lettuce- $0.66

Bounty Basic Paper Towels or Charmin Bath Tissue- $4.99

Pacific Rose or Jazz Apples- $0.88/lb

Hy-Vee Shredded Cheese- $1.33 each

Hy-Vee Tomato Sauce (15oz)- $0.38

Barilla Pasta- $0.99

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- $1.66
Use $.75/2 coupon here
$2.57 for 2 boxes

Chef Boyardee Pastas- $0.88

Country Fare Frozen Vegetables- $0.77

These items are only this price from 4/17-4/19

Lays Chips- $2

Baby Carrots (1lb) $1

Hunt's Tomato Ketchup- $1

80% lean Ground Beef (5lb roll)- $7.95 or $1.59/lb

Hy-Vee Potatoes (10lb bag)- $1.88

Hy-Vee Ice Cream- $1.48


Ground Chuck- $1.77/lb

Milk (1 gal)- $2.50

Red Grapes- $0.88/lb

Rice Roni/Pasta Roni- $1
Use $1/3 coupon here
$0.66 a box ($2 for 3 boxes)

Organic Apples (3lb bag)- $3

*Remember: Coupons $0.50 or less are doubled at Dillons


Only on Thursdays- Bananas $0.19/lb

80% lean Ground Beef- $1.48/lb

Fuji Apples (3lb bag)- $1.58

Potatoes (10lb bag)- $1.99

General Mills Cereal- $1.88
Use $0.55/1 coupon on Cocoa Puffs
$1.33 per box on Cocoa Puffs

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tulsa Deals of the Week 4/15-4/21


Gala Apples- $0.69/lb

Milk (Half Gallon)- $1.39

Ground Chuck- $1.68/lb

Kellogg's Cereal- 2 for $5
Use the $1/2 coupon on Frosted Flakes here
Get Frosted Flakes for $2 per box

Pepsi or Dr. Pepper (2 liters)- $1

Edy's Grand Ice Cream- $3

Tony's Pizza- $2

Variety Lettuce- $0.99

Hass Avacados- $0.59/lb

D'Anjou Pears- $0.99/lb

Organic Carrots (1lb bag)- $0.89

Food Pyramid

Beef Chuck Roast- $1.79/lb

Dole Salad- $1

Naval Oranges (8lb)- $3.49

Best Choice Shredded Cheese- $1.66

Blue Bell Ice Cream- $3.79

Baby Carrots (1lb)-$1

Tax Day Freebies!!

Which Wich
Get a free drink with purchase of a Wich and chips

PF Changs
Get 15% off your bill on April 15th

Free order of Cinnabites per customer from 5pm-8pm

Free medium tea (sweet or unsweet) at 71st and Garnett restaurant

Maggie Moo's
Free scoop of ice cream for everyone! (They have a new store at 71st and Memorial)

If you have any deals that you've found for Tax Day tomorrow- let me know!

Target Deals 4/11-4/18

Here are the new coupons available at Target and their possible deals!

  • $1 off 7.5-oz. or larger Nabisco snack
  • $1 off With purchase of two Nabisco cookies Oreo Chips Ahoy!
  • $1 off 20-pk. Capri Sun juice
    Use with $1/1 coupon coming out in the 4/19 inserts
  • $1 off With purchase of two 7-oz. or larger Kraft Singles
  • $1 off With purchase of two Kraft Easy Mac meals
    Use $1/2 printable coupon (coupon goes straight to printing and it’s a Smartsource coupon so takes a while to load) To get them FREE Thanks Abundant Food Savings!
  • $1 off With purchase of two packages 16-oz. Oscar Mayer hot dogs
  • $1 off Planters nuts
    Use on the smallest bags of Peanuts available $1.69 each to get them for 69 cents each!
  • $1 off Multipack Nabisco snacks
  • $1 off With purchase of two 10-oz. or larger Oscar Mayer Lunchables
  • $1 off With purchase of both 14.5-oz. Nabisco Honey Maid and 10-oz. or larger Kraft Jet Puffed marshmallows
  • $1 off Market Pantry® bakery pie Bakery Dept.
  • $2 off Archer Farms® ham Spiral Cut Honey Half or Crunchy Glazed
  • $1 off 5-lb. bag Market Pantry® red potatoes Excludes organic
  • $1 off Chex Mix snack mix
    Use $0.50/1 coupon from 2/22 SS insert
  • 75¢ off With purchase of two Pringles potato chips
    Use $1/2 coupon from 4/5 P&G insert to get two for $1.25
  • $1 off 6- or 12-pk. soda 7-up or A&W or Sunkist or Dr Pepper or Canada Dry
  • $1 off Clorox disinfecting wipes Excludes trial size
    Use B2G1 printable coupon

Don’t forget about these deals still available:
Dry Idea Deodorant $2

Use $2/1 printable coupon

FREE after coupon

Dove Go Fresh deodorant $1.98 * clearance price

Use $1.25/1 coupon from 3/15 inserts

Use $1/1 Target coupon

FREE plus small overage after coupons

Market Pantry fruit Snacks $0.89 (by the register)

Use $1/1 Target coupon

FREE after coupon

Johnson’s Safety Cotton Swabs $1.38 each

Use $1/1 in 3/8 Red Plum insert

Use $0.75/1 Target coupon

FREE after coupons

Don’t forget to stop by Stretching a Buck for the rest of the Target Weekly deals.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Walgreens deals 4/11-4/18

Weekly Deals
Coffee Mate 16oz liquid 2/$3
Use $1/1 printable coupon
Pay $0.50 each after coupon

Splenda Sweetener 2/$7
Use $3/2 coupon from 3/29 SS insert or this $3.50/2 printable coupon
Pay $1.50-$2 each after coupon

Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$3.29
Use $1/2 coupon from 4/5 RP insert
Pay $2.29 for two jars

Bertolli Oven Bake Dinner $5.99
Use this $2/1 printable coupon
Pay $3.99 each

Chex Mix Snacks $0.99
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 2/22 insert
Pay $0.49 each after coupon

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner 2/$2.99
Use two $0.75/1 coupon from 3/15 insert
Pay $1.49 for two after coupons

Printer Cartridge Refill $10 (black or color)
Submit for Easysaver #28, Get $7.50 back when you buy one (Limit 1)
Pay $2.50 per refilled cartridge

Register Reward Deals
Scunci Elastics 18 pk $2, Earn a $2 RR when you buy one
FREE after register rewards

Fiber Choice 10 ct Tablets $2.49, Earn a $2.49 RR when you buy one
FREE after register rewards

Colgate Max White or Max Fresh Toothbrush $3.49, Earn a $3.49 RR when you buy one
Use $0.75/1 coupon from 3/29 SS insert or this $1/1 printable coupon (you need to sign up or sign in to have access to it)
FREE plus overage after register rewards

Selected Kelloggs cereal 3/$10, Earn a $3 RR when you buy three
Use $1/1 coupon from 4/5 RP insert
Pay $1.33 per box after coupons and register rewards

Monthly Deals
One a Day Multivitamin Drink Mix $1.49
$4.47 Buy three One A Day Multi-Vitamin Drink Mix (2 ct) $1.49 each
-$4 when you use $4/2 coupon from 3/22 SS insert
Pay $0.47 plus tax out of pocket and get back $1.49 via EasySaver Rebate #1
FREE plus $1.02 in overage (Thanks NWA Deals)

Buy $10 in Physicians Formula Organix Wear Make up, Get $10 via ESR rebate #6
Buy Physicians Formula organic Wear Origin Tinted moisturizer $12.99
Use $1/1 coupon from 2/22 SS insert
Pay $1.99 after coupon and rebate

Skintimate and Edge Shaving Cream $2.99-$3.49
Earn a $2.99 or $3.49 Register reward when you buy one
FREE after register reward

Chapstick Natural or True Shimmer Lip Balm $1.99
Earn a $1.99 register reward when you buy one
FREE after register reward

Thank Common Sense with Money for these deals!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Free Buffalo Wings!

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a printable coupon good for 6 free wings. Offer is good at participating locations through 4/30/09. They have restaurants in Lawrence, KS and Broken Arrow, OK!
Tuesdays they have cheap bone-in wings and Thursdays are cheap boneless wings. These are my favorite nights to go! They have so many sauce choices- even those who don't like buffalo wing sauce can find something they like!!
*The coupon does NOT require any purchase!

Back to blogging...

Starting Sunday- I'll be back to blogging the deals of the week. Look for these stores' deals starting next week:

Target deals-- start Sunday
Walgreens deals-- start Sunday
Reasor's deals (Tulsa)-- updated Tuesday-Wednesday
Food Pyramid deals (Tulsa)-- updated Tuesday-Wednesday

Hy-Vee (Kansas)-- Wednesday
Dillons (Kansas)-- Wednesday

Wednesday should have a lot of "free" deals for Tax Day-- so look for those next week!
Have a very Happy Easter! (and don't forget to hit the stores Monday for the after-Easter deals on candy and toys!)

NY&Co: $15 off ANY purchase!

If you love NY&Co like me, you'll love this coupon! Today (4/10) thru Sunday (4/12) you can use the coupon IN STORE ONLY to get $15 off ANY purchase. There are many things at NY&Co that are around $15 so you could get something for a dollar or two.
Today only- you can get a free charm bracelet with any apparel purchase (while supplies last) and this CAN be combined with the coupon!

Thanks Common Sense With Money!

Friday, April 3, 2009

She's here!.. so can I go back to blogging now?

So sorry for the long delay in blogging! I know a lot of ladies check in for the deals of the week and I've been bad about updating lately. The end of my pregnancy was rough, and I had more than a few false alarms... but it was all worth it!

Our 4th child- Jordan Charity Haught arrived on Tuesday, March 24th at 3:55am! Needless to say, we didn't get a wink of sleep til Thursday ;) I usually bounce back to normal in a day or two, but, like my first child, I had some bleeding issues after the birth and my hemoglobin was down to a 12.5 (out of 15). But I'm back to semi-normal now, gaining strength each day.

She was 9lbs 1oz when she was born, and she's already back up to birth weight. Now that all the chaos is settling, I'm looking forward to getting back into blogging. I'm hoping to add the deals for Lawrence, KS (where a lot of friends and family live) to help those ladies!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Freezer List

I really love having a chest freezer! Ours was given to us by my parents when they decided to change to an upright freezer a few years ago. It has been a huge blessing ever since.

The only problem with having an additional freezer is that food can get "lost" in it quite easily. This leads to frost-bitten food that gets tossed (which is NOT what we're trying to accomplish here). This can even happen in your regular freezer if its jammed full of food (from stocking up on those sales I tell you about right?). At the suggestion of my husband, I was suppose to make a list of what is actually in our freezer (outside and inside). I've finally gotten to it today (nesting has taken over)!
I just rummaged through the freezer- pulling out most everything so I could see the bottom. I wrote down everything as I pulled it out and then transferred it to a "pretty list" so I could mark off what I've used as I pull it out.

Here's our lists:
Inside Freezer:
Breakfast items:
banana muffins
puff pancakes
2.5 pkg bacon

frozen corn
3.5 pkg broccoli
hamburger buns
flour tortillas
thick corn tortillas
corn tortillas

pizza rolls
chocolate chips
cookie dough

** You don't have to categorize- I just did because I'm a nut and wanted to see the inside items more clearly

Outside Freezer:
2 butter
2 mozzarella cheese
4 mexican cheese
choc/vanilla ice cream
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Glazed Ham
2 pkg meatballs
2 chipolte steaks
3 roasts
Chicken for enchiladas
4 pkg taco meat
5 pkg cooked chicken

Casseroles (at bottom):
Dream Spaghetti
Chicken Spaghetti
Chicken Tortilla Roll-ups
2 Chicken Pot Pies
Spinach Rice Casserole
Cream of Chicken Casserole
hoagie rolls
4 loaves bread
2 pkg hamburgers
5 lbs hamburger (uncooked)
5 lbs chicken breasts (uncooked)

**I just taped the list to the top of the freezer along with pen- this will be easiest for me to remember!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Deals of the Week- 3/10-3/17


Hiland Cottage Cheese (24oz)- 2 for $3

Blue Bell Ice Cream- 2 for $8

Coke or Sprite (2 liters)- $1 each

Hiland Sour Cream (8oz)- $0.59

Dole Salad- $1.69 per bag

Large Cantaloupe- $1.50 each

Avacados- $0.69 each

Food Pyramid-

Ground Chuck- $1.59/lb STOCK UP PRICE!!

Beef Chuck Roast- $1.99/lb STOCK UP PRICE!!

Dole Salad- $1.50 per bag

Strawberries- $1.99/lb

Organic Baby Carrots- $1.50/lb

Pillsbury Items on sale- $1.25 (Time to Stock Up with these prices!!)
Italian Meal Bread
Use $0.60/2 coupon here or here
$1.90 for 2 ($0.95 each)

Crescent Rolls
Use $0.35/1 coupon here or here (doubled at Food Pyramid)
$0.55 each

Cinnamon Rolls
Use $0.35/1 coupon here (doubled)
$0.55 each

Grands Biscuits
Use $0.50/2 coupon here (doubled)
$1.50 for 2 ($0.75 each)

Farmland Bacon- $2

Some great deals this week that you could price-match at Wal-Mart. It'd be worth it to go to Food Pyramid to double your coupons on the Pillsbury items though!!

30% off at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy!

Go to this link and print off the coupon. You can use it all four days (March 12-15) multiple times. It will work at Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic and Old Navy!

5% of this will go to the Leukemia Society- that's important to us because we had a friend (26 yrs old) die last year of Leukemia. It's always great when saving coincides with giving :)

Don't miss these Walgreens deals...

I told you last week about the Huggies Diaper Deal here. Don't forget to go get your cheap diapers!

Coffee-mate is on sale B1G1 at Walgreens this week (2 for $2.49). The $1.50/1 coupons here have been reset so print two and use two coupons for each two bottles of Coffee-mate you purchase and you'll get them both free, with possible overage!

There are also $1/1 coupons here which would make these $0.25 per bottle after the coupons and sale.

New FREE Arby's Roastburger

If you had printed out the first copy- this is new and extended to March 14th!!

Get a FREE Arby’s Roastburger with the purchase of any drink through March 14th. One coupon per person, per order.

I've had a few of these now- I like the Bacon Cheddar Roastburger!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My $20 Target shopping trip

I *heart* Target! I just love it when I save more than I actually spend! Unfortunately, I have to go back to Target again this week, but it'll be worth it- check out these deals!

Even cheaper Motts applesauce!
Motts Applesauce- $1.69
$1/1 Target coupon here
Use $0.55/1 manfacturer's coupon here
$0.14 APPLESAUCE!! Stock up on this!! (Make sure you check the expiration date)

Dodge & Sutton Chuck Steak- $2.99/lb
$2/1 Target coupon here
I found 2 pkgs that were just over $3 each
about $1 per pound
(I'm going to throw these in the crockpot with some potatoes for a meal to take to a friend who just had her baby)

Head of Broccoli or Cauliflower- $1.50 on sale
$1/1 Target coupon here (you must register with A Full Cup and use the Target coupon Generator)
$0.50 a head

Target brand cheese (block or shredded)- $1.75 on sale
$1/2 pkgs Target coupon here (A Full Cup)
$1.25 per pkg when you buy 2

Ro-tel was on sale for $0.75 (couldn't pass that up)
Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine- $2 on sale
*Needed this for Chicken Caesar Salad this week for lunch

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls- 1.79
$0.35/1 coupon here
$1.44 each- I needed these for this week or else I would have utilized the coupon better

The black beans and pizza sauce were just necessities for my homemade pizzas- Chicken Taco and Pepperoni that I plan to make soon.

What I have to go back for:
Huggies Gentle Care Sensitive wipes- $5.99
Use $5/1 Gentle Care Diaper product here
$0.99 for a 184ct pkg

*My Target was cleaned out of these wipes- guess everyone else has the same idea!

TOTAL: $20
Saved $22
*I recently got my sister started on couponing and she made a Target trip today in KS. She called to tell me that she saved $56 but still ended up spending $100. Not bad for her first trip through though!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cooking ahead for Baby...

As most of you know, I'm due March 29th with our 4th child. I also love Once-A-Month Cooking. So I figured it was only smart to prepare for this baby by getting meals ready ahead of time so that I won't be running around crazy after the baby comes trying to transition- especially since my husband's job has wacky, longer hours. This should help with my sanity.

Thanks to my mom being here, I had the opportunity to get some meals prepared from meat I had stocked up in my freezer. I don't have a list of what's in my very full freezer yet, but I hope to get that accomplished tomorrow. At my husband's suggestion, I'll be making a list of everything we have in the freezer and hanging it up next to it so that I can cross things off as we eat them. This week alone I was able to make:
Cheesy Chicken and Rice
Mushroom Chicken and Rice,
Spinach Rice Casserole,
Dream Spaghetti,
8 lbs of cooked Taco Meat separated into 6 bags,
8 lbs of chicken breasts pressure cooked, shredded and separated to use later to make enchiladas, cheesy chicken noodle, quesadillas, chimichangas, chicken taco pizza, chicken pizza, and to add in salad,
4 chipolte-marinated steaks separated into 3 portions- one for stir-fry, one for fajitas and two to grill up,
and 25 homemade egg, sausage and cheese breakfast pockets

So I have about 20 meals that I prepared this week- I still have to make the pizza crusts to freeze and I may try to make my own flour tortillas to freeze if I get ambitious! Obviously, not all of what I did was creating a complete meal, but having the cooked meat ready will save me a tremendous about of time and energy!

I hope I can fit in a Baking Day soon so I can have some muffins, pancakes, waffles and bread prepared. We'll see how I feel though! I'll post pictures and my complete freezer list soon!

My Super-Duper Target trip

First off, to get these great deals I had to go register at A Full Cup - they are a website with links to all kinds of coupons, but what I love is their Target Coupon Generator which saves the past coupons from the Target website that haven't expired. You'll have to go there for some of these coupons and you'll have to register with them- but it's SO worth it!

Top Round Steak or Roast- $2.49/lb
I bought one 3.23 lb roast (there were some as small as 1.5lb) and used the $2/1 pkg coupon
I ended up paying $1.87/lb but you could pay as little as $1.73 for a 1.5lb roast!!

Motts Applesauce- $1.69
$1 off Target coupon
$0.69 for a package!! (I got 5 of these)

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks- $1.79
$0.50 off Target coupon and $0.75/2 coupon
$1.83 for 2 pkgs or $0.92 for 1 (I got 4 pkgs)

The great Goldfish deal is still going on!
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish- $1.79 per package
$1 off Target coupon from A Full Cup Target Coupon Generator here
$0.79 per package (I got 3 more packages)

Archer Farms Cereal- many kinds on sale $1.89
$1 off Target coupon from Coupon Generator here
$0.89 per box! (and we've had these before- taste the same as the name brand!)

Chex Mix- $2.14
$.50 off Target coupon from Coupon Generator here and $0.60 off here
$1.04 per package

Red Grapes- $0.99/lb

Strawberries- $2.49/lb

Kiwi- $0.33 each

I also found twin size 200-ct sheet set (pillow case, flat and fitted sheet) for $7.49! This is great as a back up set for our girls' beds!

I impressed my mom who went with me to push the cart as I had to ride around in a motorized wheelchair to get through our shopping trip. She said she wouldn't have believed that we saved almost $32 if she hadn't seen it herself!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Target- how to save

For those of you who don't know, Target offers their own coupons as well as taking manufacturer's coupons. You can use a Target coupon and manufacturer's coupon together to get a great deal.

Have you ever forgotten your coupons at home? I had heard recently that you could print your Target coupons IN the store from one of their kiosks (the computers next to customer service). I decided to try this last week. All you have to do is go to a kiosk, click on view and click on the Weekly Ad link. At the bottom of the page (in the middle) is the link for Target coupons (just as if you were on your personal computer). You just complete the steps like you would at home and the coupons print right there! Pretty sweet deal :)

Here are some deals this week at Target:

Sutton & Dodge Steakhouse quality steak or roast- $2.49/lb
Use the Target $2/1 pkg coupon here
Prices will depend on poundage, but a package 3lb-6lb will be
$1.82/lb- $2.16/lb-- not bad for "steakhouse quality"

Towels and Sheets are on sale this week for $5

There are some other deals like applesauce and fruit snacks, but I'm not sure the prices. I plan on going this afternoon so I'll update soon!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Awesome Huggies Diaper coupons!

Hurry, hurry, hurry over to to print your Huggies diaper coupons.
They have a $5/1 Gentle Care Product coupon and $3/1 Natural Fit Product coupon.
You can print 2 of each, but these won't last long because they'll be so popular!

*Save these for the week of 3/8- Walgreens is suppose to have these on sale for $10 each, buy $25 worth, get $10 Register Reward (to use on your next purchase).

This is a possible scenario:
Transaction #1:
Buy 2 pkgs Gentle Care Diapers and 1 pkg Natural Fit Diapers
Spend $30 minus $13 in coupons= $17 out of pocket
Get $10 Register Reward

Transaction #2: Another pkg of Huggies Diapers
$10 minus $10 Register Reward=
FREE pkg of diapers

Total out of pocket: $17 for 4 pkgs of diapers or $4.25 per pkg

*If you have can get 4 copies of the coupons (this is possible if a friend prints them off for you or if you have access to more than one computer)
Best Scenario:
Transaction #1: Buy 3 pkgs of Gentle Care Diapers
$30 minus $15 in coupons= $15 out of pocket
Get $10 Register Rewards

Transaction #2: Buy 1 pkg Gentle Care Diapers and 2 pkgs Natural Fit Diapers
$30 minus $11 in coupons=$19 out of pocket
Get another $10 Register Rewards

Transaction #3: Buy 2 pkg of Huggies diapers
$20 minus your 2 Register Rewards (you may have to do these in 2 seperate transactions)
2 pkg FREE diapers

Total out of pocket= $34 for 8 pkgs or $4.25

***This scenario was updated as my blog friend, Sarah, let me know that if you use the Register Rewards from the Huggies promotion toward the Huggies promotion- you won't get another Register Reward coupon. To utilize this promotion you either want to use the RR toward another regularly priced pkg of diapers or toward your other purchases at Walgreens. I'll come up with some more scenarios that week to help you get the most out of your RR

Sorry for the delay...

Thanks to all the great ladies who read my blog! Sorry I've been so sporadic lately. It's turning out that pregnancy #4 has been harder than the others. I've been suffering from severe pelvic muscle pain (which apparently is common in women with multiple births so close) and the only "magic cure" is giving birth. :) Fortunately, that's not so far away for me- 4 weeks or less now!

Thankfully, my mom will be visiting this next week (while my husband flies to Los Angeles for business) to help prepare my house for our new baby girl since I've been somewhat confined to "resting" these days to overcome the pain. So look forward to lots more blogging next week! Thanks so much for all your support for my blog. I really enjoy providing these great deals for other moms like me-- just looking for the best deal!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My AWESOME Deal for the Week!

So that $2 Sunday paper I bought all the way back in January to get the Procter & Gamble coupons, really paid off for me today! After hearing about this Procter & Gamble deal- Buy $40 worth of products get a $15 gas card- here and the fact that I had a TON of P&G coupons that expired 2/28- I decided to try it.

Food Pyramid was a participating store which was even better since they DOUBLE coupons $0.50 or less. This really helped me make this deal great. As an added bonus, I also had a coupon for $5 off a $50 purchase at Food Pyramid from my Entertainment book that I got last year for FREE. So here's the break down:

(I needed milk which was on sale for $2.89 a gallon x3 and apple juice that was on sale as well)

$54.89 for my order before coupons ($44.53 in Procter & Gamble products)

-$5 coupon from Entertainment book

-$19.70 in manufacturer's coupons ($3.55 in which was doubled to be $7.10)

= $30.19 out-of-pocket

-$10.36 I spent on milk and juice

=$19.83 on Procter & Gamble products

-$15 gas card from mail-in rebate

= $4.83 after coupons and deal on Procter & Gamble products

So what percentage did I save?

$44.53 in products for $19.83 is a 55.5% savings

$44.53 in products for $4.83 (after gas card savings) is a 89.2% savings!!
And what did I get?
Tide Detergent, Disinfecting wipes, spray and mop cleaners, 2 bottles of dish detergent, rinse aid, toothpaste, 20 disposable razors, 2 rolls of paper towels and 2 boxes of baby wipes!

*The picture is of all my P&G products minus another set of wipes

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Deals for the Week

$0.50 Broccoli at Super Target this week!
Target has broccoli on sale 2 bunches for $3
Use the coupons here to get $1 off each bunch!

Cheap Pepperidge Farms Goldfish- $0.66-$0.88
Target has coupons here to get $1 off each bag

Reasor's Deals

Kellogg's Cereals 5 for $10 ($2 each)
Use the coupon here for $1 off two boxes of Frosted Flakes
$1.50 per box of Frosted Flakes!

Hot House Tomatoes- $0.79/lb

Zucchini- $0.99/lb

Food Pyramid Deals

Gallon of Milk- $2.89

Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast (3lb bag)- $4.99
That's $1.66/lb

Seedless Grapes- $0.89/lb

They have a lot of BOGO deals (which can only be used at Food Pyramid)
If you pair these with coupons- you may be able to save a lot of money

Here's some of the coupons available for their deals:

General Mills Cereal- coupons from $0.55-$0.75 here and here

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Old Navy Deal- Save $32, spend $2!

Okay-- so going to Old Navy yesterday with 3 kids to pick up the Valentine coloring sheets was less than wonderful. BUT, today we got 3 shirts and 2 pairs of flip-flops for $2! Old Navy already had a great kids and baby sale going on plus with our $5 off each transaction- we did 3 transactions.

Our first was a great deal on lighter long sleeve shirts for spring- 2 for $6 so we paid $1.09 out of pocket. Our second was on a cute tee that said "Daddy's Lil Skipper" which we got for our soon-to-be 3 yr old's birthday present- $6, $1.09 out of pocket! Then our 4 year old loved the flip-flops and they'll be needing some soon for spring and summer- 2 for $5- we paid NOTHING! It was better than going garage sale-ing :)

As an added bonus- for each transaction they were giving away a 40% off a single item coupon to be used Feb. 20-25. So we now have 3 of those coupons! You can't beat that!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Restaurant Deals of the Month

Feb 17th
Chick-Fil-a: 6am - 10:30am FREE Breakfast. Free Sausage Biscuit (Entree Only).

Chick-Fil-a: Kids Night "Seek and Find".

Feb 24th

IHOP National Pancake Day: 7am - 10pm. They'll give you one FREE short stack (3) of their buttermilk pancakes per person. All they ask is that you consider donating to the Children's Miracle Network.

Chick-Fil-a: 6am - 10:30am, Free Breakfast. Free Biscuit and Gravy (Entree only).

T.G.I. Friday's: B1G1 free coupon

Head into any T.G.I. Fridays with this coupon and you'll be able to buy one entree and get another one free. Valid through March 1, 2009. Not valid on February 14, 2009.

This might be a great way to have an inexpensive Valentine's date, if you can work it out to go on another day besides February 14, 2009 itself!

Thanks, Lizzy's Language!

Old Navy: Free $5 per child

Old Navy currently has an in-store deal running where you can pick up a Valentine card at your local store (one per child) and if your child colors it and brings it back by Saturday (February 14, 2009), you'll get a $5 coupon (per Valentine colored) off any purchase.

The $5 coupon can only be used on Valentine's Day, but this could be a great deal for those of you with a few children or more! Jen has more details here.

Deals of the Week

Because of Valentine's Day there really aren't that many great deals. But I'll give you a few good deals to help you out this week!

Best Deal on Strawberries- $2.19 at Food Pyramid (they're $2.50 at Target)

Best Deal on Red Roses w/ babies breath- $18.98 for a dozen at Reasor's

Rib Eye Steaks- $4.98/lb at Reasor's or $4.99/lb at Food Pyramid

Valentine's Bagged Candy- $2.29 a bag at Food Pyramid

A few more good Food Pyramid deals-
Fresh Boneless, Skinless Tyson Chicken- $1.99/lb

Kraft Salad Dressings- $1.87

Post Cereals- $1.87

Musselman's Apple Juice (64oz)- $1.69

Libby's canned veggies- $0.50 a can

Hiland Butter (1lb)- $1.79

Doritos Chips- $1.99 a bag

Fresh Baked French Bread- $0.79 a loaf

Friday, February 6, 2009

Deals of the Week


They have a Manager's Meat Sale going on and it's a great time to stock up on Ground Beef and Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast!
15lb sack Ground Beef (packaged in 1lb)- $27.50 or $1.83/lb
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast- $1.88/lb

Yoplait Yogurt- 10 for $4 ($0.40 each)
Use this coupon to get $0.50/6
When you buy 12- you'll pay $3.80 or $0.32 each after coupons

Hot House Tomatoes- $0.79/lb

Bird's Eye Vegetables- $1 per package

Hershey, Nestle and M&M/Snickers Valentine Candy for 2 for $5
(That's the cheapest I've seen so far)

Strawberries (1lb) 2 for $5
I've seen them as high as $4/lb

Organic Royal Gala Apples (3lb bag)- $2.99

Organic Russet Potatoes (5lb bag) $3.99

Food Pyramid-

Boneless Pork Loin- $1.99/lb

Ground Chuck- $1.99/lb

Gallon of Milk- $2.59

Russet Potatoes (5lb bag)- $2

Strawberries (1lb)- 2 for $5

Blackberries, Blueberries, or Raspberries (6oz)- 2 for $5

Kellog's Cereal- half price


Butter (1lb)- $1.99

Betty Crocker Supreme Brownies- 2 for $4
Use this coupon $0.50/2
When doubled you'll get 2 for $3 or $1.50 each

General Mills Cereal- 2 for $5
Use any of these coupons for $0.55/1 or $1/2
When doubled you get a box for $1.40 - $1.50

General Mills or Nature Valley Bars- 2 for $5
Use these coupons for $0.60/1 or $0.75/1
When doubled you get a box for $1.00-$1.30

Wanchai Ferry Entree- 2 for $7
Use this coupon for $1/1
When doubled you get one for $1.50- Great deal!!

Fresh Boneless, Skinless Fryer Breasts- $1.79/lb

Blackberries (5.6 oz) - 2 for $3

There are some great deals out there! See if you can get your share of them!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

$1.50 off Yo-Plus coupon

Thanks to for this $1.50/1 Yo-Plus yogurt coupon. Go here to print yours. Many stores often have these 4-packs of yogurt on sale for $2, so after this coupon, they would only be $0.50--which is a great deal!
If you like this yogurt, there's also a $1/1 coupon here. Not as great as $1.50/1 but still makes the yogurt $0.25 per serving if your store has them on sale for $2.

I tried this out because of the coupons and because I saw a friend liked it- I love it! So good!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

FREE 8x8 photo book from Shutterfly!

1. Visit
2. Sign up for your free Shutterfly account (or sign in if you're already a member)
3. Upload your photos
4. Create an 8x8 photo book
5. Enter promotion code CK47-BH9X-U2ZB-UUCV14 at checkout to redeem your FREE* photo book offer
*Offer expires February 28, 2009. Free 8x8 photo book includes initial set of 20 pages. Offer good on all Shutterfly 8x8 photo books with photo cover. All incremental pages will be charged on a per page rate. Premium licensed photo books (including Martha Stewart Photo Books & Adventure Photo Books), as well as leather and padded photo books are not included in this offer. Taxes, shipping and handling charges will apply.

Thanks to my lovely sister, Geri for sharing this with us all!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Valentine Krispy Kreme deal

Starting today, Krispy Kreme Valentine Cards are available (while supplies last) at participating stores. When you buy a dozen doughnuts of your choice, you'll get 12 very special Valentine's Day Cards to share with loved ones. And why are they so special you ask? Because on the back of each is a coupon good for one FREE doughnut! Click here to see a list of stores participating in your area.

This is a great deal- practically buying a dozen doughnuts and getting a dozen free! Since my pregnancy craving for doughnuts hasn't been fulfilled yet- I'm probably going to be utilizing this deal soon!!

Freebies Galore!

Get a free star-shaped doughnut with red, white, and blue sprinkles today, January 20th, at Krispy Kreme in celebration of Inauguration Day.
Mmm, sounds yummy to me!
Participating stores only, so you may want to call ahead.

Pledge to volunteer just 5 hours of your time to help your community, and Starbucks will salute you with a free tall brewed cup of coffee! I hope this inspires some of you make a commitment.Offer good for one cup of 12 fl. oz. brewed coffee per person from January 21-25, 2009, in participating U.S. Starbucks stores. Not valid at airports or Barnes & Noble locations.

Other great freebies!
FREE various samples from FreeFly’s!
FREE Reach Access Flosser!
FREE tampon sample pack from Playtex Sport! (new link)
FREE nutritionally complete drink multipack from BOOST Kid Essentials!
FREE healthy winter samples from Quality Health!
FREE 4 pk. Hansen’s Organic Junior Water!
FREE premium dog food from Nutrish!
FREE Quaker True Delights Bar!
FREE Apple Cinnamon Nutri-Grain Bar!

Thanks Deal Seeking Mom!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Ice Cream from Baskin-Robbins!

I'm excited because I have a membership to the YMCA! For those of you who also have a gym membership, you can get a free 2.5 oz. scoop of Bright Choices ice cream at Baskin-Robbins tomorrow (Thursday, January 15, 2009). More details here.

There is also a $1/1 coupon here for those of you who don't have a gym membership.

Thanks, Bargain Banana!

Pick up this Sunday's Paper

I just got a notice from Procter & Gamble that there will be a coupon book with over $45 in coupon savings in THIS SUNDAY'S paper (the Tulsa World here and the Lawrence Journal-World in KS). The booklet will include coupons for Pepto-Bismol, Puffs, and Bounty- just to name a few. I don't usually get the paper, but I may stop by a rack to catch this offer.
Don't forget about the other great offers P&G has going til the end of the month here!

Dave and Buster's is Now Open... so get your coupons!

Sign up for Dave & Buster’s Rewards program and get a free $10 Game Play Card. Your membership includes:
$10 in Free Game Play for signing up
Exclusive email offers on food, drinks, and games
Security and protection for lost cards
Earn gold-level status once you’ve played 1,200 chips, and 10% off game play, all day, every day
No cost to sign up; you’ll need to provide your information, and there is an opt-out box.

I've been to a Dave & Buster's in Kansas City and it has more games geared toward adults than kids. Kids can still enjoy some games, but it's more of a fun place to go out on a date! The nice thing is that there shouldn't be as many screaming kids (like at Incredible Pizza)!

Free Bottle of Suave today only!!

In case you haven't heard, ladies, you can get a coupon for a free bottle of Suave today only!

Go here to register for your coupon good for one free bottle of Suave Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Styling Aid, BodyWash, or Body Lotion (good up to $3.00) by mail.
From the website:
Registration begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on January 14, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on January 14, 2009. Open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older. Limit one coupon per household. Coupons will be mailed 2 - 4 weeks after registration close and can be redeemed through February 28, 2009.
Thanks to MoneySavingMom!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Deals of the Week- 1/14-1/20


Ground Round- $1.98/lb
*a good price since Sam's ground beef is $2.38/lb

Assorted Pork Chops- $1.18/lb
*I think the last time I saw these at Sam's they were $1.98/lb

Yoplait Yogurt Cups- 10 for $4
Use the $1 off 8 coupon here
Get 10 for $3 or $0.30 each (usually $0.50 each at WalMart)

Cap'n Crunch, Life or Toasted Oat Cereal- $1.77
*Anytime you can find cereal for less than $2 you're doing good

Apples (Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Gold Del., Red Del., Pinata) 3lb bag- $1.99
That's $0.66 per lb

Hiland Orange Juice- $2.77
*this was over $3 at Wal-Mart

Green Giant Boxed Veggies- 3 for $4
Use $1/2 coupon here (must be registered)
Get 2 boxes for $1.66 or $0.83 each

Green Giant Steamers Veggies- 3 for $5
Use the $0.60/1 coupon here
Get them for $1.07 each

Food Pyramid

Fresh Ground Chuck- $1.69/lb

Quaker Deal:
Get any of these for $1.97
Chewy Granola Bars, Oatmeal Squares Cereal, Breakfast Cookies, Fruit & Oatmeal Bars, Cap'n Crunch Cereals, Life Cereal
Buy any 5 of these products and use the coupon in the ad for $3 off
You pay $9.85- $3 coupon= $6.85 or $1.37 each

Green Giant Steamers Veggies- 3 for $5
Use the $0.60/1 coupon here
Get them for $1.07 each

Loaf of French Bread- $0.79

Fresh Wheat Bread- $1.69

Free Smoothie from Smoothie King!

If you like Smoothie King, be sure to go here and sign up for the Kingdom Club. When you do, you'll receive a coupon in your inbox to get a free smoothie when you buy one of equal or greater value. You should receive your B1G1 coupon within 12-24 hours. YUM!

Free Woman's Day magazine subscription

Go here to take a short survey and you'll be eligible to earn a free subscription to Woman's Day magazine.

More Coupons to help you out...

Check out these great coupon links!

Click here for $1.00 off 8 Yoplait yogurt cups!

Click here to get your $1.00 off Pillsbury Crescent Rolls coupon!
(This one is awesome since crescent rolls are usually around $1.35)

Click here for your $2.00 off Kashi cereal bars!!! (Print this twice)
These cereal bars are made with whole grains and real ingredients.

Free Huggies potty-training DVD and $2 coupon (Thanks, Kim!)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Free $25 Sam's Club Gift Card with New Membership

Sam’s Club has another great promotion going on for new members!

Join Sam’s Club as a new member Thursday, January 15th, through Wednesday, January 21st, and receive a $25 Sam’s Club Gift Card. Though Sam’s Club doesn’t accept coupons, there are several items that are a smart buys there for any size family. I really utilize Sam's when doing once-a-month cooking. It saves me a lot of time and money!

Here are some ideas from the Deal Seeking Mom on how to save:
One other thing that we’ve started stocking up on there is rechargeable batteries! Deals on those don’t come along often, and you get way more for your money, usually with a charger included.

If you have a smaller family, you could always split a membership with a close friend or family member and then divvy up the food between you to still get the low prices buying in bulk can net without wasting any food.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cream of Wheat Sample

My kids and I have always been Malt-O-Meal fans, but I was excited to see this free sample of Cream of Wheat offered here. Go request yours today! They even let you pick which flavor!! I'm requesting Maple and Brown Sugar. (Thanks, Thrifty Mommy!)

And, speaking of cereal, if you haven't done so already, you can also request a free sample of Total here.

Procter & Gamble Mail-in Rebates for Sam's Club and non-Sam's buyers!

Purchase $50 worth of Procter & Gamble products at Sam’s Club through January 31st, 2009, and receive a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card with mail-in rebate!
Here’s a list of P&G products available at most Sam’s Club stores.
Thanks Dealseekingmom!

If you're going to do this, ask for 2 copies of your receipts to take advantage of this deal:
If you're not a Sam's Club shopper- here's another Procter & Gamble mail-in rebate--
Spend $50 on any P&G products between now and January 31, 2009, and you can mail in a form to receive $120 worth of coupon savings. Limit one submission per name, address, or envelope. Here’s a sneak peek at the coupons that you’ll receive.

For those Pampers buyers- this should be no problem! Just remember to keep your receipts- they are requesting the original receipt!

Thanks Owasso MOMS Club and Class information

Thank you so much to the Owasso MOMS Club for having me come out and speak with you great ladies today! I had a lot of fun and hope that I could provide some useful information. I'm looking forward to possibly getting to see some of you again on Wednesday nights at our class.

About the class....
Nutrition Detectives for Adults will be starting with a guest speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Liberty Church located at 77th and Garnett across from the Union I-High. This 9 week course will go over the theory behind healthy eating habits, as well as the practical application of meal planning, once-a-month cooking and even will include a trip to the grocery store! Look for us in the Hospitality Room- enter the front doors and it's the glass enclosed room to the left. Classes go from 6:30- 8pm. Children's programming will also focus on being nutrition detectives. If you have any questions, please contact me through my email-

See you there!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Deals for the Week- 1/7

This week there are some great deals at Reasor's and Food Pyramid. Remember- you can take these ads into Wal-Mart and have them price match. The only things this week that wouldn't get matched are the Best Choice brands and probably the baby carrots from Reasor's because Wal-Mart doesn't carry those brands.

Rainbo Sandwich Bread- $1

Gala Apples- $1/lb

Bar S Jumbo Hot Dogs- $1
these are usually $1.15 or so at Wal-Mart

Chuck Roast- $1.98/lb
this is $2.38/lb at Sam's so stock up!

Ground Beef- $1.48/lb
this is a really great price- at least $0.50 off normal price and a "stock the freezer" sale!

Grands Biscuits- $1

Chef Boyardee Ravioli- $1

Best Choice Frozen Vegetables- $1

Green Bell Peppers- $0.59 each
these were $0.89 each last time I was in Wal-Mart

Variety Fresh Leaf Lettuce- $1

Baby Carrots- $1/lb
Buy a bunch of packages and cook and puree it to throw in stew, spaghetti sauce or mac & cheese

Organic Baby Carrots- $1.69/lb

Food Pyramid
General Mills Cereal- $1.87
Use coupons here for $0.50- $0.75 off
$1.37-$1.12 per box!

Granny Smith Apples- $0.99/lb

Green Bell Peppers- $0.49 each
*better price than Reasor's if you're going to price match at Wal-Mart

Red Baron Pizza- $3

Organic Baby Carrots- $1.29/lb
*the ad doesn't show a brand so you could price match these at Wal-Mart with no problem and it's cheaper than Reasor's price!

Baking Potatoes- $0.69/lb
these are usually $0.89/lb at Wal-Mart

Best Choice Boneless, Skinless Chicken 3lb bag- $4.99
That's $1.66/lb for individually frozen chicken breasts

Tyson Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast- $1.99/lb
*this could be price matched at Wal-Mart

Farmland Bacon- 2 for $5
this is usually $3.25 or so at Wal-Mart

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Free Samples and Coupons

First off, there are new coupons available at - there's no sign up and there are a lot of great cereal and Pillsbury coupons.

Free Sample line-up
Go here to request your free sample of a Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars

Go here to request your sample of Barbara's Organic Cereals. (Thanks, Hip2Save!)

Go here to request your free sample of Quaker Rice Cake Snacks. Yum!

Coupon line-up
Don't have enough Johnson's Buddies soaps? Well, rumor has it that the $1/1 coupon here has been reset.

Super Pretzel coupons (Thanks, Jaycie!)

$1 off Quaker Oatmeal coupon

Velveeta coupon (Thanks, Jennifer!)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

After a long break....

I'm BACK! After a long break and a lot of travel and company at our house, I'm finally back to blogging. Sorry for the extended silence, but I'm back with good news.

First off, I'll be speaking THIS Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Owasso MOMS Club about couponing, budgeting and meal planning! I'm so excited about this opportunity, and I'll be publicizing this blog there as well.

Secondly, my first talk will be followed up by another great opportunity that Jenny Brown and I have been wanting to see happen for awhile now. As of right now, Wednesday, January 14 will be the kick-off of 2 sessions of a 4 week class teaching about meal planning and make-ahead meals! We're excited to be partnering with our church- Liberty Church in Broken Arrow, to offer this class in correlation with a nutrition study that our children will be participating in at the same time. So not only will the classes be free and open to any mom interested- but there will be child care available PLUS the older children will be learning about healthy nutrition at the same time! We'll be meeting this Tuesday to finalize our plans and figure out "curriculum". I'm so excited!

Be looking for regular updates on sales and coupons to help with meal planning and budgeting, as well as more information about our classes!

2009 is starting out to be a very busy- very exciting year for me... and this blog- I'm looking forward to what God has in store!