Thursday, April 30, 2009

Target, Walgreens deals.. - and rebate checks

I got in 2 rebate checks recently, Soft Soap ensembles $4.00 and CareGivers Marketplace for $15.25
KY 2 @ $5.19 used 2 $5 Qs = $.38
KY 1 @ 3.19 used $2 off = $1.19
Rembrandt $5.99
ecotrin $2.00
bananaboat $2.69
used 2 $2.50RR and 1 $5 RR = $2.25 OOP
got back $6 RR
Monistat combo $4.79 used free item cat on each=$Free
bayer $2.49 (forgot to use $1 off!)
batman toy $2.59 (for gifts)
car Toy $1.79 (for gifts)
AA batteries 2ok 3 @ $1.09 used 3 $1 Qs= $0.27
labels and price stickers $0.50ea = $1.00
W baby shampoo $0.87
W baby powder $0.75
used $6 RR $2.50RR = $1.26 OOP
got back $2.50RR
finally got Target to accept the $1 Axe coupons for the trial size which were $0.97!! = $FREE

Mini Hamburgers Dinner time

Mini Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers w/ homemade mini buns!
:) yum


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scant tablespoon active dry yeast


In a bowl or large cup, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg. Place the milk mixture, flour, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and yeast in the bread machine in the order suggested by your bread machine manufacturer. Run on dough cycle. Remove finished dough to a lightly floured surface. Roll half of the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness or slightly more. Cut out with a 1 1/2-inch cutter. You could make your sandwiches slightly larger using a 2-inch cutter. Picture I Picture II

Place cut-outs on a large greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes, or until browned. Brush tops with a little butter while they're hot. Let cool on rack. Split the cooled buns and fill as desired.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Walgreens Clearance deals

Trans 1
Stickers 4@$0.25 =$1.00
Bayer 1 @ $2.49 used $1 Q = $1.49
Ext cord $0.75
Monistat $4.79 (reg$18.99) used $3Q = $1.79
Bounty basic = $.89
$5.92 used $5 RR = $0.92OOP
got back $2.50 from bayer (actually 2 since I had to do a return)
trans 2
monistat $5.19 used Free item CAT from previous purch = $Free
Stickers 2 @$0.25 = $.50
KY $3.19 used $2Q = $1.19
Nivea $4.99 used $1Q = $3.99
Bayer quick $2.49 used $1Q= $1.49
$7.17 used $6 RR = $1.17OOP
got back $5RR and $2.50RR


Kroger went a little "too well"
Wholly salsa 6 @ $2.99 on sale BOGO used 3 BOGO Qs AND 3 $1 Qs (Im not 100% I shoulda used this extra $1 off) = -$3.00
Cheetos $2.50 used $3 Q WYB Wholly salsa = -$0.50
Lays cheddar $2.00 used $3 Q WYB Wholly salsa = -$1.00
Tostitos $2.00 used $3 Q WYB Wholly salsa= -$1.00
Tostitos Ranch dip $3.69 used $2 off WYB 2 frito lay chips & $1 off WYB tostitos and tostitos dip = $0.69
Kitten Chow 3 @ $2.09 used 2 Free coupons (they only took off 2 instead of 3Qs , but that woulda put my total in the negative so I left it alone) = $2.09
Sara Lee Bread 2 @$2.29 on sale BOGO = $2.29
Bananas 2.56lb $0.49/lb = $1.25
Kro Soy Sauce $1.19
soft soap $0.99 they must have left this Q off too
got a mysterious $2.00 off from "free chips and salsa" from kroger card dont know where this came from..
total $1.00 used RX transfer funds from KRO card $0 OOP

Walgreens and Walmart

I made a trip to Walmart, only to have to leave the house immediatly, and I didnt get pics, and in the process I lost my receipt too. I am estimating my OOP at $13.00 based on my memory of what items were priced at and my reciept.
AA 2pk batteries 10@ $1.09 used 10 $1 Qs = $0.96 OOP (w/ tax)

Monday, April 27, 2009

forgot to add 2 trips last night.. CVS & Wags

CVS I made into a MM!! I used CRTs gallore!! but I had also burned my $10 ECB so I had to pay around $8 on gift card, but I got $10 back!!Wags I still cant find any bayer meters (mgr says they should have more on/after WED) but I did find a better filler, these bowls, but 2 is all they had, lol.

Monday Menu Madness .. aka, MMM!

Mon -
Lunch - Lupe Tortilla
Snack - Cookie
Dinner - OPEN (had WingStop)
Tue -
Lunch - PB&J & applesauce/ Lupe Tortilla leftovers
Snack - cheese crackers
Dinner - Wingstop leftovers
Wed -
Lunch - Turkey Sandwiches
Snack - PB Crackers
Dinner - Steak, mashed potatoes w/ brown gravy, cooked carrots
Thur -
Lunch - Grilled Cheese w tomato soup cheese
snack - fruit snacks
Dinner - Mini Burgers, french fries
Fri -
Lunch - PB&J & Mandarin oranges
Snack - Graham Crackers
Dinner - Burritos w/ all the fixins
Sat -
Lunch - Soup, prob chicken noodle and kids shape chicken noodle
Snack- Cheerios
Dinner - Peperoni w/ pasta sauce Pizza & salad
Sun -
Dinner - eggs bacon waffles or pancakes

Sunday, April 26, 2009

CVS again

so they didnt have my prints earlier so I had to reload them and go back. 50 Free prints cool, I used 49 since a ton of my prints are on an external hard drive in the other room and not on my desktop.
I did run across some other coupon in inserts I must have gotten from the recycle center, thats how I got the garniers.
and the printer machine printed out an CRT for $2 off 2 gold emblem nut product, which I found chocolate covered peanuts are $0.99ea!! FREE, yum, we already ate one, between us 3 girls!
Choc covered peanuts 2@ $0.99 used $2/2 = -$0.02
Cheetos $0.99
Lindt truffles $0.89 (reg$8.99)
49 Prints used promo = $Free
Fructis 2 @ $2.99 used 2 $1 Qs = $3.98
used $2 ECB 1st trans adjusted down to $1.97 $0 balance got back $2 ECB
used $3.49 ECB 2nd trasnaction paid about $0.20 gift card, got back $2 ECB

Walgreens Sunday & CVS 90% easter clearance

Walgreens -
Nivea womens 2 @ $4.99 used 2 $1 Qs = $7.98
Ecotin 2 @ $2 = $4
Rembrant 2 @ $5.99 = $11.98
walgreens tissue as filler
walgreens bag, they didnt have any at this store on earth day, so we got it today
used RR and gift card to pay.. used the Nivea RR to pay down rembrant to $0.99
and used $2 RR from mitchum to roll on ecotin
Easter baskets 2 @ $1.99 (reg $19.99) = $3.98
Candy necklace 4 @ $0.18 (reg$1.99) = $0.72
Caramel sucker 3 @ $0.32 (reg$3.29) = $0.96
Reese PB egg 3 @$0.29 (reg$2.99) = $0.87
Reese pieces 2 @$0.29 (reg$2.99) = $0.58
Scented bunny $0.29
stuffed easter toy 2 @ $0.59 = $1.18
stuffed puppy 2 @ $0.49= $0.98
cadbury mini eggs 3 @ $0.29
$10.14 + .01 tax = $0.15 paid $10ECB and $0.15 on gift card

Saturday, April 25, 2009


sp I did a CVS deal late this week. It would have turned out way better, with more stuff but the comp was acting funky when I was checking out and it wasnt "that" great where I wanted to go back and make a fuss.
anyway, I got a 4 pack of Bayer quick release powders, and 2 tweet tweet easter clearance chicks for the girls @ $0.75, the BAyer was $2 get $2 ECB back, with the Bayer and 2 chick, I used a $1 Q for the Bayer and $2 ECB and about $0.50 gift card to pay $0 OOP
oh and a raincheck for the Edge mens shave gel $3.99 I think get $3.99 ECB back = Free

Friday, April 24, 2009

T.G.I. Free Stuff Friday

Go HERE to print your coupon for FREE 8x10 FAMILY PORTRAIT and no sitting fee from JC Penny poitraits
plus get additional prints for $3.99 each

Cleaning the giant desk of clutter & crap

The Cleaning and organizing of the computer room. Thanks Nena for this idea, I normally set aside time to clean the desk off, but only really the top part of the desk, not the whole thing. Doing the whole thing makes sense as the whole thing is filled with clutter and trash.
BEFORE picsDURING picsand AFTER pics (which there still needs to be some sort of organization of the wires and plugs, but I am saving that for Paul)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Corn Bread

mix together 1 Cup cornmeal
1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup sugar
4 teaspoons paking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt.. after this is all added mix before adding "wet" ingredients"
then add in 1 egg
1 Cup milk
1/4 Cup oil
Stir together but ONLY enough to combine ingredients, if you mix too much the corn bread will come out bad.
grease 8-9in round pan, or use cupcakes pan and use liners. add mixture makes 12.
bake 375 about 20 min for muffin tin, and 25min round pan,
or until edges are slightly brown.. the only thing I really make this for is the beans and rice, even though there are so many things we could eat it with.. but we CAN'T eat B & R without it, it is against "the rules" lol

Beans and Rice - Pinto Beans

Start with 1 or 2lbs of dry pinto beans (I used 2, as I like to have leftovers to freeze!)
wash and rinse a couple times, then let beans soak in water overnight. Drain in the morning.
take at least 3 cloves of garlic and mince/chop it into the beans. (I like to used alot of garlic probably 5 cloves)add in a little pepperadd in 3 Tablespoons chili powderadd approx 14oz of salt pork, I used sliced and broke up as I added itadd in one whole onion chopped, or if you have picky eaters cut in half for easy removal after cooking.add in 2 quarts of water
Stir ingredients
place crock pot on high and cook all day, ready for dinner.
last step I add in a sliced up sausage towards the end of the cooking.
cook up some rice, steamed or boiled, serve beans over rice.
season with salt to taste or garlic salt to taste.
YUMMM serve with cornbread recipe show in next post(coming soon)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HEB, Wags Wags..

Glade candles 2 @ $5.99 used 15% $5.09e used 2 $4 IPs and 2 $2 IVC = -$1.82
edge shave gel used 15% = $2.54
OFF clearance 3 @ 15% $1.44 = $4.32
Mitchum used 15% $2.54 & $0.75Q = $1.79
Reusable bag = $Free
Chapstick used 15% = $1.69
used $2RR and $3RR paid $1.87 gift card and got back $2RR and $3 RR
Huggies wipes clearance w/ 15% $1.86 used 3 $0.75Q = $4.44
Goodnites 3 w 15% 2.46 used 3 $1.50Q =$2.88
reusable bag - $Free
used $3 RR and paid $4.68 on gift card
reusable bag = $Free
salt pork
need to post details later.. ok, Ive lost my reciept, grr. $3.50OOP


I plan on going to another walgreens to get at least 1 more reusable bag, and use the 15% off
2 reusable bags - $Free (2 different stores)
Huggies wipes 2 clearance @ $1.89 used 2 $0.75Qs = $2.28
Nemo bowls 2 @ $1used 15% off = $1.70
speckle egg candy $0.25
easter sticker $0.37
PAAS egg decor kit $0.10
candy necklace $0.08
chapstick 3 @ $1.99
snicker egg $0.10
mitchum $2.99 used 15% off & $0.75 off = $1.79
mitchum 2 @ $2.99 used 2 $0.75 Qs = $4.48
used 7 $RR got 6 $2RR back (more details later lol)

Earth Day!!!

Happy Earth Day everyone!
There are a few stores out there running a special of a FREE reusable shopping back with purchase and or coupons, with % off in addition to getting a free bag.
These bags are GREAT for pretty much anything, esp your groceries. The thick lining makes it easier to fit and be able to hold more groceries than a plastic bag, the wide straps are designed to be carried on your shoulder and make carrying many groceries at a time, a cinch, and not painful at all.
Be sure to get out and get your free reusable bags, and do your part to be green!
oh and to help remind you to use them, after bringing in your groceries with them, either stack them on top of your purse or other item you use when you go to the car, or just bring them right back out to the car. Once you get into the habit it is very easy to remember, plus what a great habit!
Walgreens is offering a 15% off coupon, plus FREE reusable bag.
In celebration of Earth Day April 22 H-E-B will be providing customers with coupons for reusable bags in exchange for five plastic bags. From 3-7 p.m., customers can bring in plastic bags from any retailer to receive the coupon (one per person) while supplies last. The company plans to give away 300,000 reusable bags state-wide while recycling 1.5 million plastic bags.
Other ways to "go Green"
1.Recycle. if you dint have a community pick up, find out where your local center is and make regular drop offs. Also recycling your news papers are easy as well. Most schools have a a green and yellow paper recycling bins outside their school, which also benefits the school monetarily.
2. Use "green" products, that are safe for the environment.
3.Replace bulbs in you home with energy efficient ones.
4. Plant a tree or other vegetation.
there are many many other ways to go green... what other things can you think of?