Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Long Time no Write.

It is that time of year again...BACK TO SCHOOL! I know that all parents have mixed emotions about this. I am always reminded of how blessed I am to have a phenomenal school for my kids. I am thankful for a great school and so I am glad that they are ready to go back. I will miss their daily antics though.

The other reason I am ready for school is so I can start shopping again. 2011 has been a ridiculously crazy year for me and my family. Now that the kids are headed back I am ready to get busy shopping again.

I am rebuilding my coupon stash and desperately trying to understand all the new coupon rules. Thank you TLC for irresponsible television.

PLease feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about couponing, and keep a look out for new posts on the deals I find.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Quiznos Coupon

If you are looking for a great lunch deal, print this coupon for a yummy lunch at quiznos.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Kroger and Randall's Lunch Time Trips

I love my lunch break shopping. I work in a part of town where it isn’t very popular to use coupons. This helps when there is a hot deal, because the shelves usually aren’t bare and I can also often find hot coupons in the stores. This week I am 2 for 2 on my lunch break shopping trips.

Yesterday I went to Randall’s only,
Thank you to Stephanie at Katycouponers for the HOT Skippy Peanut Butter deal.

Skippy Peanut Butter is 2/$5 this week, use the coupon in the Sunday inset to make them $1.49 each. There is a limit of 4 and you have to spend $10 to make the coupon work.
Yesterday I got a 2 pack of Ranchers Reserve T-Bone Steaks Regularly $8.75- Manager special 50% off- $2/1 Rancher Reserve (Randall’s Joy of Football).
2- Pillsbury Holiday Shapes Frozen Cookie Dough Regularly $3.99-Managers Special 50%-$.50 eCoupon-$1/2 Mfg CO.
2-Skippy Peanut Butter 2/$5-Flyer-1-$1/1 (Randall’s Joy of Football)-1 $.50/1(doubled) Mfg CO (1/30 RP)
In a separate transaction I got 1 Rancher’s Reserve Skirt Steak $2.33- $2/1 Rancher Reserve (Randall’s Joy of Football).

So I got all of that for $4.87.

Today at Randall’s
I only wanted to get the Skippy Peanut Butter so I did the transaction a lot like Stephanie suggested. I am lucky to have both Skippy Mfg CO’s so I got a $10 Randall’s CG and 2 Peanut Butter’s and paid $10.98. Tomorrow and for the rest of the week I can now take that $10 GC and roll it into more Peanut Butter.

Today I was mostly concerned with making my first run to Kroger for the Mega Sale. If you are not familiar with the mega sale it is a sale at Kroger where you Buy 10 items and get $5 off at check out. This time it is a lot of staple items. So I have been really wanting to stock up.

Today I got
6-Kleenex - $5.0/3 (doubled) (insert)
2-Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese ( No cpn)
2-Velveeta Shells and Cheese ( No cpn)
2-Philly Cream Cheese $1/2 (Guys Big Bite Book)
2- 2Liters Big K soda -$1 off 2L of soda when you buy 2 craft products (Tearpad) (all 4 Mac & Cheeses are part of this deal.
9- Asst Cans Del Monte Vegetables (after Mega Sale these are only $.32 each)
12-Cans Rotel -$1/4
9-Cans Hunts Tomatoes - $.45/3
6- Bar S Hot dogs - $1/2 1/30 RP
2- Orvile Redenbacker’s Microwave Popcorn - $.55 Blinkie there is also a $1/2 (Randall’s Joy of Football).
All for $24.xx

I hope to head back to Kroger and Randall’s again tomorrow to stock up some more.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A fun FRUGAL day

So this year has started off at a ridiculously fast pace for me. I have not been able to focus much on deals and shopping, but with all that is going on in my life the deals are more important now than ever. I don't have much extra time to blog but I can't help but share today's adventures.

I have been reading all week about the great new Joy Of Football coupon book at Randall's this week, I even went in search on my one free lunch break this week. I was really wanting to find this book, because it has several great high dollar coupons.

This afternoon I had an appointment to get my oil changed in the Mom-Mobile and it happened to be near a Randall's. I was so excited to see the display at the front door that is supposed to hold these coveted coupon books! It was empty! I was bummed, but I knew I didn't want to waste a trip to Randall's so I headed to the back of the store where they have their clearance section. On my way through the meat department, I glanced at the 50% off meats and saw a few really great single packs of steak. Since my stock of meat is running low, I grabbed them the most expensive was going to be only about $2.75. Then I looked behind me at a small shelf and saw a huge stack of the coupon books! WOOOHOO! I took three and headed to the clearance section. While I was browsing the deals I found several six packs of apple sauce. Even without a coupon, these were going to be $1.15 each. Since the kids both like to take a lunch from home I grabbed six of these.
Ready to check out I glanced through my new coupon books and saw a $2 off 1 Ranchers Reserve coupon. Turns out the steaks I grabbed were Rancher's Reserve. I was so happy. Three steaks for under $2.

I still have to find a few more deals tomorrow, with my sidekicks along for the ride, it should be a fun day! Oh yeah and that oil change I got today, yeah, it was FREE! I got a letter from several local shops welcoming me to the neighborhood when I moved in here in April. I haven't paid to have the oil changed in my Mom-Mobile since then.

One more Frugal thing happened today! Both of my incredible sidekicks came home with PERFECT report cards. Those perfect report cards are rewarded with FREE kids meals from Chick Fil A. SO tomorrow's lunch is FREE too!