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 www.reasors.lifepics.com

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!