Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Shopping Extravaganza

Another Sunday another shopping trip.


6- Kraft BBQ sauce @ 1.29 - .50/1= $1.74
6- McCormic Grill Seasoning packets @1.03- .50/1= $.18
2pk Porch loin chops 7.92- 2.00/1= $3.92
6- Heft EZ Grip Cups @ 1.50- .50/1= $3.00
3- Heft foam plates @ 1.50- .50/1= $1.50
1- Hefty foam bowls @ 1.50- .50/1= $.50
1lb deli turkey @ 3.99lb= $4.02
1lb deli ham @3.99lb= $3.77

Total OOP= $18.63 + $3 OYNSO from the Kraft

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Saturday, May 16, 2009


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Mystery Shopping Goal!

I am very aware of the electricity prices this year. They wet up over the winter. So I am have a goal for the summer. I am going to try and make enough money mystery shopping to cover all the electricity. I don't know about you but that is a lot of money for us. About $8 a day.

Now. I started mystery shopping last spring and did it for a few months. But I stopped. I got frustrated that I had to spend money to make money. (don't we all know that's true) But I realized that I can do some that I already spend money on and then re coop that plus the shopper fee. Like eating pizza. Yumm! We normally get a local pizza places pizza. But I see lots of shops for Pappa Johns. I like them and their fattening garlic butter sauce. But you can only get 1 pizza and it has to be one topping no ex cheese. First we don't need extra cheese and one pizza should be plenty. I could just make a salad to go with. So for that shop I get reimbursed plus my $5 shopper fee. For something I was going to do anyway!

Next I found shops that were practically nothing out of pocket. Like swimming pool place shops. You need to pretend that you have a problem with your pool. (they give you a list of things to say if you don't really or don't have a pool). First make a phone call to the store and then visit the store. You answer questions about how the place looked. How the employee looked and interacted with you. Then you need to by something for up to $1 (clearance toy or something at the counter). And you are done. You get your $1 back and a $8 shopper fee! Whooo that's my $8 for the day for my electricity.

If you want a invite to the one I use the most email me and I will send you one :D

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Trip to Frys. Here is what I got!
6- Angel Soft @ 1.19 - .50/1= $1.14
1- 5lb bag of flour= $.99
Total OOP= $2.13

I'm looking for more Angel Soft coupons! Please let me know if you have any!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday Shopping Extravaganza

Back posting my deals this week after a 6 month leave. But I will get on with it....

Safeway #1...
6- Diet pepsi 2ltr @ .75= $4.50
6- Kraft BBQ sauce @ 1.29 - .50/1Q= $1.74
10- Wrigley's gum @ 1.29- Free Q= Free
18pk safeway eggs @ $1.49
10 or so of split chicken breast @ .78clb= $7.70
8 ears of white corn= $1.00
total OOP= $16.43 +$3 OYNSO for the kraft BBQ

Safeway #2 (all marked on clearance)
big cottage cheese $.75
11 yogart @ .10 = $1.10
4 lb real butter @.50ea = 2.00
- $3 OYNSO from the last one
Total OOP= $.85

Lays potato chips 2.99 - Free Q= Free
2gl Frys milk @ 1.47= $2.94
1.19lb tomatoes @ .99= $1.18
1.78lb sweet potatos @ .99= $1.58
1.8lb Zucchini @ .99= $1.80
1 Precious Motz cheese marked down= $2.00
Total OOP= $9.50

Shopping day total= $26.78

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I am basing my menu on produce I got from this weekend. And help from Betty Crocker!

Breakfast: Cereal or school breakfast
Lunch: Pizza (doing a pizza mystery shop)
Dinner: Green Chili Chicken, Rice, salad, strawberries on angle food cake.

To do: Take out pork chops, Make sourdough starter

Breakfast: Cereal or school breakfast
Lunch: Mac and cheese, apples
Dinner: Orange glazed pork chops, broccoli, mashed potatoes and salad

To Do: Nothing

Breakfast: Cereal or school breakfast
Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: Shreaded chicken tacos, rice pudding

To Do: Make brownies

Breakfast: Cereal or school breakfast
Lunch: ?? (field trip)
Dinner: Dinner salad with leftover Pork, citrus dressing, Healthfied Chocolate lovers brownies

Breakfast: Cereal or school breakfast
Dinner:"Healthified" Cheesy Potato Chowder , Sourdough bread

Saturday- Leftover day

Breakfast and lunch- Leftovers or fend-for-yourself
Dinner: Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatori, pasta

Saturday, May 9, 2009


I went to pick up my co-op produce basket. This week they had a new location that was really close to me. So that means a new buyer for the location. So I was looking forward to finding out what she was going to be buying. Ok. here is what I got for $15..

1 huge bag of salad.(more then enought for a weeks worth)
4- plumbs
4- oranges
6- GS apples
4- head of broccoli
6- bananas, still green :)
1- cantalope
10lb bag of potatoes
1lb strawberries
head of callifower
pint of cherry tomatoes

I also opted for the asian pack (7.00)
ginger root
4 head garlic
1 boc choy
1 asian type cabbage head
thing of mushrooms
bunch of leeks

Then I got a case of GS apples 40lbs for $12.00 . We are going to make some apple pie filling and can it for later.

But the score was being the last one to come and pick it up. The had leftovers. I got a whole case of broccoli, 4 more cucumbers, another bag of potatoes and some oranges. After spending 2 hours cutting and blanching the broccoli I now have 6 huge bags of frozen broccoli!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Quick stop!

Well who knew I post 3 times on one day. Just thought I would put down the quick stop of the day. The Sara Lee factory (who knew they also made bread for Kroger:D). They had a bunch of bagels marked down to .50c. They had the little pies too for .25c but at 430 calories each I passed even though they looked so good. Anyway here is the break down.

2- SL bagels, plain = $1.00
1- SL Delightful whole wheat= $.99
1- SL white classic sandwich bread, white for the kids= $.99
Total: $ 2.98+ tax

I want to say that there are a lot of choices for bread and it is all baked fresh everyday. They have the expensive kinds, shorter, fatter loves that are $3-4 each. They are also $.99ea too. But since we are trying to eat more healthy, AKA low cal. I went for the delightful. I left out one of the bagels and put one in the freezer for another day.

Free with coupons.

I am posting a lot today. I guess that is because I am not feeling so bad and I feel that I neglected this blog for a while. So here comes some freebies I noticed....


Free apples (if you are by a super target). They are onsale for .99c/lb and get a coupon for 1.00/1+ lb of apples. Like to HCW coupon generator ( you can also get the Bliss and Chex mix. But I dont have luck getting the cahiers to adjust down. So YMMV. See JANE4girls post.)
Snack Size Quaker Bites (found by register) $1 -$1 Target Q (see generator) = FREE

Vitamin Water- you can find this at most stores for $1 and the .50/1Q would make them free when doubled

Suddenly Salad $1: Printable .40/1 @ BTFE.COM AND AND
Daisy Sour Cream $1: use .50/1 (5-31-09) SS1-4/5

Comming this weekend!

Ok, here it is. There are a few good coupons coming out this weekend that I am going to stock up on. Here is my list.....(if you are going to have extras of these. Please let me know)

  • A.1. Steak Sauce or marinade on any variety $2/1 (yumm!)
  • French's Classic Yellow Mustard .50/1
  • French's Worcestershire Sauce .50/1
  • Glade Fabric & Air Odor Eliminator, buy one get one free
  • Hunt's Ketchup on any .20/1
  • Kraft Salad Dressing, 16 oz. or larger, any flavor 1.50/1
  • Oscar Mayer hot dogs on any 1.00/2 (great for the $1 deals for fourth of july)
  • OUST air sanitizer or Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer $2/1
  • Similac Infant Formula, any size, any variety $2/1 (can you say little concentrate cans)
  • St. Ives Body wash on any 1.50/1
  • St. Ives Body face product 1.50/1
  • Trident, Trident White, Trident X-Care, Trident Splash or Trident fusion flavor gum on any single pack, DND-5 .75/1
  • ALL, 96 load or larger liquid laundry detergent 1.50/1 (wow!)
  • Bar-S 16 oz. Franks or Bologna on any 1.00/2
  • Nivea My Silhouette! Buy it, get FREE Nivea Body Wash for Women
  • NIVEA Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs, buy it, get FREE NIVEA BODY WASH FOR WOMEN

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