Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

My family is away at Great Wolf Lodge for the weekend. We're having fun splashing around in the pools, relaxing in the lazy river and going down water slides. Later this evening, we'll participate in the trick or treating and hay rides. I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Food Lion: Tombstone Pizzas for .83 cents each

Remember the Tombstone Pizza rebate that I posted about HERE? Well....this is the time to use it! Food Lion has Tombstone Pizzas on sale 3/$10.00 this week. I purchased four of them today and paid $13.33. Then, I immediately submitted the $10.00 rebate. Once I receive the rebate check back, it will be like paying $3.33 for FOUR pizzas---just .83 cents each! Don't forget this rebate expires on November 3, 2009.

Food Lion: Kraft Shredded Cheese for $1.00 per package

Food Lion has packages of Kraft Shredded Cheese on sale this week: three packages for $5.00. I purchased three packages and used a blinkie coupon for $2.00 off three packages of Kraft Shreds.

After the coupon and sale, my total was $3.00 for three packages--just $1.00 each! I was completely out of cheese and needed some for recipes I'm making in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Target: Keebler Cookies for .50 cents per package

Target is running a sale on Keebler cookies this week: Buy two packages ($2.00 each) and get the third one free. I purchased SIX packages of Rainbow Chips Deluxe Cookies (only two are pictured because I already put them away).

Before coupons, my total was $8.00. I used two $1.50/2 Keebler cookies manufacturer printable coupons HERE. I also used three $1.00/2 Keebler Chips Deluxe cookies Target coupons HERE. After coupons, my total was $2.00--just .50 cents per package!

Target: 75% off Crayola Chalk/Paint Products

I found a few Crayola items 75% off at Target this morning.

Crayola Rainbow Rake Washable Chalk Set for $2.48!

Crayola Sidewalk Paint Set for $2.36!

Both of these items will make fantastic gifts and were very inexpensive. Have you found any good deals at Target recently?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New $5.00 Rotisserie/Fried Chicken Rebate

I really hit the jackpot at Food Lion today! Save $5.00 when you purchase $10.00 or more on Rotisserie or Fried Chicken. This rebate is valid from October 7, 2009 through October 27, 2009 for residents of KY, NC, VA and WV. I have extras if anyone is interested.

Free Hershey's Syrup Tear Pad Coupon

I found a great tear pad coupon at Food Lion this afternoon. Get a Free Hershey's Syrup (up to $2.99) when you purchase any four Hershey's, Reese's or Heath Baking Chips 8 oz. or larger. The coupon expires on December 31, 2009.

If y
ou're like me and do a lot of baking, then this coupon will definitely come in handy. I do have extras if anyone is interested.

$10.00 Gift Card Rebate

I found a gift card rebate at Food Lion this afternoon. Save $10.00 when you purchase $100.00 worth of gift cards or phone cards (any brand). This rebate is valid from November 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 for residents of AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, SD, UT, VA, VT and WV. I have extras if anyone is interested. In the past, I've just purchased a $100.00 grocery gift card and used it for groceries throughout the month.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Opinions please...

I made some chocolate covered pretzels for my neighbor's birthday yesterday and added a label, ribbon and scrapbook paper to embellish them. This picture does not do justice to them, but the lighting in my kitchen isn't very good and I was having trouble getting a good photo.

I have a question for everyone. How much do you think I could sell boxes of these for around the holidays? Each box would contain one dozen hand dipped pretzels and be decorated for the appropriate holiday. I dipped thousands of pretzels last year to give away as holiday gifts and really enjoy doing it. I'm wondering if this hobby could be turned into a little profit around the holidays.

I appreciate you taking the time to give me your honest feedback on this subject. Hope you're enjoying the weekend with your families.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Food Lion: Free Propel

Food Lion has Propel on sale for .50 cents per bottle. I purchased ten bottles and used ten .50/1 tear pad coupons--making them all FREE! :)

Check your local convenience stores for this tear pad coupon which I found at Sheetz today.

Food Lion: Peanut Butter for .50 cents

Food Lion has peanut butter on sale for $1.50 this week. Use the $1.00/1 Food Lion printable coupon HERE and pay just .50 cents per jar. Creamy, crunchy and reduced fat varieties were all included in the sale at my local store.

$6.00 Hot Food Rebate

While out running errands this afternoon, I stopped at Sheetz to purchase a hot dog and chips for my son to eat for lunch. I was pleased to find some great Miller Lite rebate forms. Save $6.00 when you purchase any hot food (minimum $6.00 purchase). The rebate expires on October 31, 2009 and is valid for residents of NC and WV. I have extras if anyone is interested!

$3.00 Soda Rebate

I found a Coors Light soda rebate at Food Lion this morning. Save $3.00 when you purchase three twelve packs of carbonated soft drinks (any brand, any size) minimum purchase price of $9.00)

rebate expires on November 3, 2009 and is valid for residents of KY, NC and WV. I have extras if anyone is interested!

Food Lion: Printable Coupons (Expire November 3, 2009)

I received the following coupons by email from Food Lion today:

$1.00 off three (3) Food Lion Vitamin Water

$1.00 off any Food Lion Potato or Tortilla Chips

$1.00 off Food Lion Instant Oatmeal

$1.00 off Food Lion Eggs (1 dozen or 18 pk.)

I'm especially loving the
one for eggs! Go HERE to print the coupons which expire on November 3, 2009.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Menu: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18: Dinner at Mom's

Monday, October 19: Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan, Whole Wheat Noodles and Broccoli

Tuesday, October 20: Chili, Cornbread Muffins and Salad

Wednesday, October 21: Southwest Grilled Chicken Salads

Thursday, October 22: BLT Sandwiches, Oven Baked Fries

Friday, October 23: Dinner Out

Saturday, October 23: Steak, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans and Corn on the Cob

Saturday, October 17, 2009

$10.00 Tombstone Pizza Rebate

I found a new rebate at Food Lion this evening. Save $10.00 via mail-in-rebate on the purchase of four Tombstone 12" Original Pizzas. All pizzas must be purchased together. The rebate expires on November 3, 2009 and is valid for residents of AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, MA, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA and WV.

I did pick up a few extras if anyone is interested!

Martin's: Free Musselman's Totally Fruit Apple Sauce

I haven't done much shopping or blogging this week, but wanted to make sure and share this deal. Martin's has 4 packs of Musselman's Totally Fruit Apple Sauce on sale for $1.00. I purchased two packages and used the $1.00/1 printable coupon HERE--making them FREE. Be sure to click the back button and refresh to print the coupon twice. The sale ends today and I apologize for posting this so late in the week.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup

This rainy weather makes me want to eat soup! I made Broccoli Cheese Soup a few days ago and thought I'd share this simple recipe with you. I love serving this soup with bread sticks and salad.


2 boxes of frozen chopped broccoli,

1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed

10 3/4 can cream of celery soup

14 1/2 oz. can chicken broth


Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 4-5 hours. Stir periodically.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Trident Layers BOGO Tear Pad Coupon

I found a great tear pad coupon at Kmart yesterday. Buy one single pack of Trident Layers gum, get one free (up to $1.49). The coupon expires
December 31, 2009. The coupon tear pad was located on the counter beside of the cash register.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Menu: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 11: Boneless Barbecue Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans

Monday, October 12: Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup, Breadsticks

Tuesday, October 13: Chef Salads, Crescent Rolls

Wednesday, October 14: Three Cheese Manicotti, Salad

Thursday, October 15: Tuna Melts, Fresh Fruit Salad

Friday, October 16: Dinner Out

Saturday, October 17: Tacos, Tortilla Chips & Salsa

Martin's: Free Swanson Chicken Broth

Martin's has cans of Swanson Chicken Broth on sale for .60 cents. I purchased three cans and used the .40/3 coupon from the September 27, 2009 Smart Source insert. The coupon doubled and my total for three cans was $1.00. A catalina coupon printed for $1.00 compliments of Swanson. It was like getting three cans of broth for FREE. I don't know how long this promotion will last. If I'm able to find details, I'll be sure to post the information for everyone. Broth is a staple at my household and is used to make many different varieties of soup.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Free Sara Lee Mini Bagels Tear Pad Coupon

I found a tear pad coupon at Weis today for a Free Bag of Sara Lee Mini Bagels (up to $4.19) with purchase of any Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Bread. The coupon expires on November 30, 2009. I have extras if anyone is interested.

CVS: Free Nuts and Pretzels for .28 cents

I stopped at CVS this morning to use some CRT coupons that expired today. The following purchases were made:

2 small bags of CVS nut mixes (.99 cents each; used $2.00/2 CVS nut CRT coupon=FREE)

2 bags of CVS pretzels (on sale .79 cents; used $1.00/2 CVS pretzels CRT coupon=.28 cents each)

Total was .56 cents.

Weis: Jolly Time Popcorn for .69 cents per box

Weis has Jolly Time Popcorn on sale buy one, get one free October 14th . I purchased two boxes and used the $1.00/2 coupon from the September 27, 2009 Smart Source insert--making each box just .69 cents!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Fall has arrived in this part of the country and the leaves are beginning to change. I decided to make some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for my husband to take to his weekly card game this evening. A few of them were also set aside to enjoy for breakfast tomorrow morning. You can find the recipe for the muffins HERE. The recipe makes thirty muffins.

Planters Tear Pad Coupons

I found the following tear pad coupon at Weis today:

Save $2.00 on the purchase of TWO 9.25 oz. or larger Planters peanuts.
No beer purchase necessary. Expires on 10/31/2009.

Be sure to check your local stores!

Smucker's Hang Tag Coupon

I found hang tag coupons at Weis today for .75 off the purchase of two Smucker's Toppings. I'll be saving these for when the toppings are on sale. Be sure to check your local stores.

Weis: Pepsi 2 liters for .30 cents each

Weis has 2 liters of Pepsi products on sale for $1.00. I used two manufacturer coupons for .55/2 Pepsi Max 2 liters which both doubled. This coupon was located inside of a Pepsi/Tostitos rebate booklet discussed HERE.

I also found peelie coupons on bottles of Pepsi products at Weis today. Buy two 2 liter Pepsi products and get a 2 liter bottle of Tropicana juice FREE. I was able to use two of this coupon because of purchasing four Pepsi Max. After coupons, I paid $1.80 for six 2 liter bottles of Pepsi products--just .30 cents each! I'll be saving them for entertaining during the holiday season. Thinking ahead can really save you money.

Weis: Free Wax Paper

Weis has Reynold's Cut-Rite Wax Paper on sale for $1.00 until October 12, 2009. I purchased four boxes and used four .50/1 coupons which doubled--making all four boxes FREE. The coupon was located inside of a baking booklet that I found at the grocery store several months ago. I love having wax paper on hand to use for holiday baking and candy making.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Martin's: $2.00 off $5.00 Produce Purchase Coupon

I received an email from Martin's today that contains a coupon for $2.00 off your $5.00 produce purchase. Go HERE to print the coupon which is valid October 7th-24th. I love using produce coupons to help reduce the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Free Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and Granola Nut Clusters

Go HERE to sign-up for the Eat Better America Newsletter and you'll receive a Nature Valley Trail Mix Bar and bag of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters.

New Tear Pad Coupon

I found a new tear pad coupon at Food Lion this morning. Save .50 cents on any brand of Shredded Cheese (8 oz. or larger) when you buy one strip of Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast. Expires on 12/27/2009.

Three New Blinkie Coupons

I found three new blinkie coupons at Food Lion this morning.

Buy One, Get One Free on any single pack of Dentyne gum (expires 12/31/2009)

Save $1.00 on one package of any Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Chicken Breast Strips or Cuts (expires 10/31/2009)

Save $1.00 on any Curly's Pulled BBQ (expires 12/31/2009)

Check your local stores for these coupons.

Food Lion: Printable Coupons (Expire October 20, 2009)

It's that day of the week again! I received the following Food Lion coupons in my email this morning:

$1.00 off two (2) packs of Food Lion Bacon
$1.00 off two (2) Food Lion Golden Zesty Steak Sauce
$1.00 off Smart Option Chicken Salad or Pimento Cheese
$1.00 off any Food Lion Ice Cream

Go HERE to print the coupons. What Food Lion coupons did you receive this week?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Target: Great Deal on Motts Apple Juice and Applesauce

Target is having another wonderful gift card promotion this week. Buy 5 qualifying Motts products and receive a $5.00 Target gift card.

Transaction 1: I purchased five 64 oz. bottles of Motts Apple Juice which was on sale for $1.75 per bottle. My total was $8.75. I paid with a $5.00 Target gift card earned from a previous promotion. My out of pocket balance was $3.75--just .75 cents per bottle. Plus, I earned another $5.00 gift card for purchasing five participating Motts products

Transaction 2: I purchased five packages of individual Motts Applesauce Cups. Each package was on sale for $1.75. My total for 30 cups of applesauce was $8.75. I paid with the $5.00 Target gift card earned in the above transaction. My out of pocket balance was $3.75--just .75 cents per package. I also earned another $5.00 Target gift card for purchasing five participating Motts products that I'll use on a future purchase.

In conclusion, I purchased five bottles of
Motts Apple Juice and five packages of Motts Applesauce Cups today (between two transactions) and my grand total out of pocket was $7.50 plus sales tax! The best part about this deal is that NO coupons are required. Such an easy deal to execute.

Martin's: Nestle Toll House Morsels for $1.00

Martin's has Nestle Toll House Morsels on sale for $2.00 this week. Use the .50/1 coupon from the September 13, 2009 Red Plum insert (which doubles) and pay $1.00 per bag. I'm stocking up on these this week for my holiday baking.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

CVS: Free Neosporin Lip Hydration Therapy

I made a quick stop at CVS this morning. Tubes of Neosporin Lip Therapy (normally $5.49) are on sale for $2.78. I purchased two tubes and used two $3.00/1 printable coupons HERE. Both of them were FREE! These will come in handy for chapped lips when the cold weather arrives shortly.

Friday, October 2, 2009

$1.00/1 Pillsbury Coupon has been RESET

I have some great news! The $1.00/1 Pillsbury Crescent Roll coupon has been RESET. Go HERE to print two more of this wonderful coupon. (Thanks, Money Saving Madness)

Be sure to hold the coupon for a great catalina promotion that begins at several grocery stores on October 5th. I'll be posting details of the promotion later this weekend!

Martin's: Pillsbury Brownie Mix for .50 cents

Martin's has family size boxes of Pillsbury Brownie Mix on sale for $1.00 this week. I was happy to find a display table in the freezer section at Martin's today with coupons for $1.00 off any 2 Pillsbury Baking Items.

The coupons don't expire until December 31, 2010. I purchased two boxes of brownie mix and used one $1.00/2 coupon--making each box just .50 cents!

Martin's: Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese for .72 cents

Martin's has 8 oz. tubs of Weight Watchers Whipped Cream Cheese on sale for $2.22. Use the .75/1 printable coupon HERE which doubles and pay just .72 cents. I've been dieting for the past two months so I was excited to find this deal!

Received $20.00 Kraft Rebate Check

Yesterday, I received a $20.00 rebate check from Kraft for the rebate discussed HERE. Submitting rebates is such a great way to reduce your grocery bill.

Have you found any new rebates recently? I have been searching without much success!

Chick-fil-a Coupons

This post is for my local readers. There were some great Chick-fil-a coupons in the Martinsburg Journal on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

One Free Breakfast Entree (no purchase necessary)
One Free 4 Pack Kids Meal (with purchase of any lunch or dinner meal)
One Free Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich (with purchase of one)

The coupons were located on page A-7 and can only be used at the Chick-fil-a in Ranson. All three of the coupons expire on November 30, 2009.

CVS: Great Deal on Tide Laundry Detergent and Dawn

CVS is running a wonderful promotion this week on select Proctor & Gamble products this week. If you purchase $25.00 in participating products, you earn $10.00 in Extra Care Bucks.

On Tuesday, I purchased four bottles of Tide laundry detergent ($6.00 each) and one bottle of Dawn ($1.00) to reach the required $25.00 total. Then, I used a $5.00/$25.00 coupon for taking the flu survey HERE. I also used four $1.00/1 manufacturer Tide coupons and one .20/1 coupon from the recent Proctor & Gamble insert. After coupons, my total was $15.80. I paid using a $10.00 Extra Care Buck and $5.80 on a CVS gift card that I received for transferring a prescription. And, I earned a $10.00 Extra Care Buck for purchasing $25.00 worth of participating Proctor & Gamble products. What a great deal!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Martin's: Yoplait Yogurt for .23 cents each

Martin's has Yoplait Yogurt cups on sale for .39 cents this week. Purchase six and use the .50/6 printable coupon HERE which will double to $1.00. Your total for six cups will be $1.34--approximately .23 cents each! You can also use the .40/6 coupon from the September 13, 2009 Smart Source insert.