Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Food Inc Free showing at UPAC in Kingston, NY (sponsored by Center of Creative Education)

FOOD, INC. (2008)

FRIDAY APRIL 30TH, 2010 7:00pm

For more information head over here!

Wednesday Tip Day---Sticky????

Sticky Drawers Driving you CRAZY???

Photo courtesy

Rub your runners with a candle or a bar of soap to keep the drawers moving smoothly!

ALL YOU March 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Menu wk of 4/26-5/2

MONDAY- Chicken Yassa Leftovers
TUESDAY- Turkey Chili
WEDNESDAY- Leftover Chili
THURSDAY- Sante Fe Chicken
FRIDAY- Leftover Chicken
SATURDAY- Burgers on the Grill w/ Homemade Salads
SUNDAY- Leftover Grill

Yourbucks is Back at Shoprite!

You may remember this program from last year at Shoprite.  Well, I received a Cat today announcing that it is back!
Head on over here to register!
You will receive a $2 ONYO just for registering!

ShopRite's YourBucks gives you offers for things you already buy! Instead of hunting for deals, the offers are sent directly to you. The best part is, YourBucks are never less than $1 and can be used for anything you want at your local ShopRite.

Shoprite Printables ONLY Matchups wk of 4/25-5/1

Here's a start to the week. 

FREE- Sargento Shredded Cheese $1.49 - 75c/1 IP
49c- Mom's Best Natural's Cereals $1.99 - 75c/1 IP *requires registration
74c - Reynolds Recycled Wrap $1.99 - $1.25/1 IP
$1- Cheez It Duos $2.50 - 75c/1 IP here or here
$1.99- Newman's Own Salad Dressing $2.99- 50c/1 IP

It looks pretty slow, so if you find something, please share in the comments!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Shoprite Shopping Trips! 4/21 and 4/22

Here's a little breakdown of my Shoprite trips this week!

(3) Ronzoni Garden Delights Pasta @ 3/$4
(2) Allen's Collard Greens @ $0.69
(3) Ideal Sweeteners @ $2.39
(1) 8th Continent Soy Milk @ $1.89
(1) Earthbound Farms Salad @ $2.50
(1) Cantaloupe @ $0.79
(1) Iceberg lettuce @ $0.48 (local super coupon price)
(1) 5lb bag Eastern potatoes @ $0.98 (local super coupon price)
TOTAL BEFORE Qs = $19.19
Coupons used:
(3) 75c/1 Ronzoni IPs fully doubled to give $0.50 overage
(2) 55c/1 Allen's Qs - did not double and states DND
(3) Free Ideal Qs
(1) $1.50/1 8th Continent IP
(1) 75c/1 Earthbound Farms home mailer fully doubled
(3) Bag Credits @ 5c each

FINAL COST = $3.27
Savings from coupons and sales combined = $29.35
90% Savings!!!

(3) Ronzoni Garden Delight @ 3/$4
(2) Lay's Chips @ $1.99
(1) Rold Gold Pretzels @ $2.99
(1) V8 VFusion @ $2.50

Coupons used:

(3) 75c/1 Ronzoni IPs fully doubled to give $0.50 overage
(1)$2/2 Lay's tearpad Q
(1) Free Rold Gold WYB2 Lay's
(1) 75c/1 V8 VFusion Q
(3) Bag Credits @ 5c each
(1)$1.70 returned bottle credit

FINAL COST = $0.63
Savings from coupons and sales combined = $19.35
97% Savings!!!

Adams Deals 4/23-4/26

Here are a few highlights from the new sales ad.
You can check out the full ad here!

59c/lb-Chicken Drums,Thighs or Whole Legs
69c/lb- Seedless Sliced Watermelon
99c-dozen local large white eggs
99c/lb- seedless white grapes
99c/box- grape tomatoes 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HOT NEW Marcal Small Steps $1/1 IP = FREE Toilet Paper at Shoprite

I was about to post a great $1/2 Marcal coupon when I came to their site and found this instead!

Register here for a $1/1 ANY Marcal Small Steps product.
The single rolls of toilet paper are regularly priced at 99c at most Shoprite stores, making for Free toilet paper after coupon!

This is such a great Earth Day coupon!
And, in honor of Earth Day......

A few reminders to help you save money and the environment while still getting all these great IPs.

1.  Use scrap paper to print coupons.  Anything from school reminders to junk mail will work!
2.  Set your printer to draft and greyscale to use the least amount of ink.
3.  Read the information on the coupon before printing.  A quick glance over can reveal any specifications that may make you decide to skip an IP.

Any other tips on saving while printing are surely welcomed!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Printable Windex Coupons = Cheap Windex Products at Shoprite!

There's a new IP from Right at Home for $1 any one Windex Product.

Windex is on sale for $2.50 this week at Shoprite and there's a Catalina deal running.
Here's the math:

Buy 2 @ $2.50 = $5.00
use (2) $1/1 IPs here or here = $3.00 OOP
Receive $2 ONYO
Making the final cost after coupons $0.50 each!

Wednesday Tip Day: Stretching the Life of.......

Want to prevent this?????

Help extend the life of your cheese by adding 1 teaspoon of sugar to a bag and storing cheese in original packaging inside this bag.  Cheese can keep well for up to 10 weeks!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shoprite Printable only deals 4/18-4/24

Ok, I'm finally getting this up!

FREE-Morton's Season All 8oz 99c - 55c/1 IP
FREE- Ronzoni Garden Delight Pasta
MB3 @ 3/$4 - (3) 75c/1 IPs when you register
39c- 8th Continent Soy Milk $1.89 - $1.50/1 IP
50c each WYB2- Sobe LifeWater $1 - B1G1 IP
74c- Fisher Sliced Almonds $1.74- $1/1 IP
74c- Reynolds Recycled Wrap $1.99- $1.25/1 IP
$2- V8 V-Fusion $3 - $1/1 IP when you register

Did you find any new IPs to go with this week's sales?  Did you find any exciting unadvertised deals?
I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

Adams Farms Deals 4/20-4/22

6/$1.99- Corn on the Cob (1st of the season)
99c/lb- plum tomatoes

For the full ad head on over here!

Menu Plan Monday----ummm, it's almost Wednesday!

Well, I've been behind and busy and just about every other thing that happens to families has been going on over here.  Colds, visitors, spring cleaning, get the idea!

It's these busy times that really require menu planning.  Without a plan, it would be 8pm and we'd still be without dinner!  Luckily, I had the plan in advance, just never got around to posting it!

MONDAY- Frozen Pizza
TUESDAY- Ground Turkey Tacos with all the fixings
WEDNESDAY- Spaghetti & meatballs with salad
THURSDAY- leftovers
FRIDAY- nacho turkey casserole
SATURDAY- Shrimp & pasta with grilled veggies
SUNDAY- Chicken Yassa

Want inspiration? Head over to MPM!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More FREE Morton's Seasoned Salt at Shoprite this week! and possible RESET!

I'm a bit late in all the other Printable match-ups, but I promise they'll be here soon.

In the meantime I wanted to share that this unadvertised deal is good again this week and the coupon has reset (at least for me)!!!

Season All 8oz varieties are on sale for 99c this week and when you matchup that sale with the 55c/1 IP here, you can score some FREE Season All!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Shopping week 4/10-4/16

Ok, here are the basics.  I've set a budget of $120 to last through April 30th.
As of last week, I had $85.02 remaining.
Here's how I did this week...

Adams: $14.45
Walgreens: $1.00

Aldi: $4.91
CVS: $0.54
Walgreens: $0 (used GC from a previous deal)

Shoprite: $4.11

Total Spending:  $25.01
Total Saved: $83.51 or 77%

April Budget $120

Running Total April Spending $59.99

Remaining April Budget $60.01

Halfway through the month and halfway through my spending. 
Right on Target!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New 55c/1 Season All = FREE Morton Season All at Shoprite!

There's an unadvertised deal at Shoprite this week!
Season All 8oz varieties are on sale for 99c this week and when you matchup that sale with the 55c/1 IP here, you can score some FREE Season All!

Wednesday Tip Day----In the yard! Fool that Squirrel!

Photo source:

Do you love to watch birds at the feeder but have a squirrel problem?
Rub some petroleum jelly on the pole and that squirrel will spend his day slipping and sliding instead of munching your birdseed!

Monday, April 12, 2010

New! $3 off any Huggies Little Movers Coupon!

Print yours here!

Menu Plan 4/12-4/18

I'm really loving cooking one day and eating leftovers the next!

MONDAY- Leftovers from yesterday's 1st grill of the season!
TUESDAY- Ham Bake w/ green bean substitute
WEDNESDAY- Leftovers
THURSDAY- Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
FRIDAY- Leftovers
SATURDAY- Vegetable Curry with rice and grilled Chicken
SUNDAY- Leftovers

For more Menu Plans head on over to MPM!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Shopping totals week of 4/3-4/9

I've set a running total of $120 to last through April 30th.  I usually set a weekly budget but felt that it might work better to keep a monthly running tally, so that if I am over one week and under the next it equals out better. However, I am wondering if having those weekly limits keeps me on better task....I'll have to see how the rest of the month plays out.

Here's the week in pictures:

Shoprite: $18.72

Toys R Us :$4.23
Will submit for $5 Seventh Generation Rebate, but won't count it against my total until I receive the actual rebate!  We were out of toilet cleaner and bleach, so I was super happy to find this great deal!

Adams: $6.17
CVS: $2.45
Walgreens: $1

Shoprite: $2.21
I had a $1 Cat and some bottle deposits that brought down my OOP!

Sorry this picture is so dark :(
Stop & Shop: $0.20
I had a $10 Cat from 2 weeks ago that was expiring and since there weren't any hot deals other than the juice boxes, I figured I would pick up some chicken!

Grand Total = $34.98
Savings = $213.70
That's 86% Savings!

April Budget $120
April Spending $34.98
Updated April Budget $85.02

How was your shopping week?

Adams Farms Deals 4/9-4/12

69c/lb - zucchini
99c/lb-green beans
99c/lb- broccoli crowns
99c/lb - seedless white grapes
$1.29/lb- plum tomatoes

39c/lb - whole chicken legs with backs
$1.89/lb - 85% lean ground beef

99c- Bar S All Meat Franks
use $1/2 IP when you register
Final Cost = 49c/ each WYB2

For the full ad head on over here!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Shoprite Printable Match-Ups wk of 4/11-4/17

Ok!  Here's a start to next week's ad.  ANy other HOT IPs to go with the sale ad?
Leave a comment if you've found something to share!

99c each WB2- Tropicana OJ $1.99-BOGO IP no longer available
$1 each WYB2- Green Works Cleaners 2/$5 MB2 - 75c/1 IP
$1.27-Pepperidge Farms Chunk Cookies $2.27-$1/1 IP
$1.40 - Hormel Natural Choice Lunch Meats $2.50-55c/1 IP
$1.50 each WYB2-Classico Sauce 2/$4 MB2 - $1/2 IP when you register
$2.75-Osteo Bi Flex (1/2 off $15.49) $7.75 - $5/1 IP when you register
$3.49-Caribou 12oz Ground Coffee $4.49-$1/1 IP

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday Tip Day----Stinky!


I just opened my May 2010 issue of "Family Circle" and right there on p15, I found a great tip.
Since it's fresh in my mind, it will work perfectly for today's tip!

Love fish, but hate the smell left after the meal.
Sprinkle a "bit" of cinnamon on a baking sheet and bake in a 250 degree oven for 10 minutes to get rid of the smell!

Have a kitchen tip to share, post it in the comments!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Adams Farms Deals 4/6-4/8

99c- Grade A med eggs dozen
99c/lb-broccoli crowns
$1.79-1lb box fresh florida or california strawberries

For the full ad head on over here!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shoprite Printable Match-Ups 4/4-4/10

Sorry this is so late with the Holiday weekend.
It's a pretty slow week.........
Are you ready for this pathetic post!???

FREE-Rice Select 14oz box $1.99- $2/1 IP
FREE-Halls Drops $1 - $1/1 IP when you register
$1.99-Olivia's Organic Spring Mix $2.99-$1/1 IP

See, I told you in was slim pickin!

Menu Plan 4/5-4/11

Well, things have been very crazy around here these days, so menu planning and easy meals are MUSTS!

MONDAY- Frozen Pizzas with Salad
TUESDAY- Meatloaf (turkey/beef mixture) with potatoes & green beans
WEDNESDAY- leftover meatloaf meal
THURSDAY-Spaghetti & meatballs with steamed broccoli
FRIDAY- leftover spaghetti & meatballs
SATURDAY- tacos, beans & rice with zucchini & peppers
SUNDAY- Chicken on the grill (hooray for spring!)

Checked out more Menu Plan's at MPM!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Shopping week 3/27-4/2----I REALLY DID IT!

You may remember that I set a goal  for the 5 weeks beginning 2/27 and ending 4/2 at an average of $25 per week.  I needed to stay under $17.71 in order to meet that goal and I did it!  I spent a grand total of $11.98. That means I ended the month $5.73 under budget.  I had planned to run out today and pick up a few odds and ends,  which would have put me closer to breaking even, but since that never happened I get to end the month a few dollars under!

Adams: $5.69
Shoprite: $0.00 (used a $5 CAT)

CVS: $1.28
Freihofer's Bread Outlet: $3

Shoprite: $2.01

Total= $11.98
Total Savings = $212.69
94% Savings!!!

 I'm working on April's budget and thinking that rather than return to my normal $40/week budget, I am going to set a goal of $30/week.  I've also decided that since I rarely stay on target in any individual week, I will set this budget as a running total.  So, from 4/3-4/30 my budget is $120.