Monday, February 19, 2018

Our Menu Plan for the week of 02/19/2018

How was your weekend?  We had a nice weekend.  Hubby, Chris and I went out Saturday to see the last of the Maze Runner series in the theater.  The rest of the weekend was family time :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Pumpkin muffins with fruit X2
Banana Pancakes with fruit X2
Cereal with fruit

Lunch
Egg Avocado (Egg Salad) with fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Alfredo Pasta with broccoli and salad
Chicken Tater Tot Casserole with peas and salad
Tacos with corn and salad
Pasta with meatballs, green beans and salad
Crockpot Lasagna with peas and salad
Homemade Pizza and Movie Night :)
Burgers, hot dogs, Mac & Cheese, carrots and salad

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Carrots
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Chocolate PB Nice Cream
Rice Cakes with PB
Celery with PB and raisin

Friday, February 16, 2018

Walgreens deals for the week of 02/18/2018

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer will not receive another RR


Walgreens has a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Tide- $4.99 
Use $2 Walgreens Clip to Card MFR cpn

Planters Peanuts- $5/2
Use $1/2 Walgreens Clip to Card cpn or Monthly Savings book cpn

Crest, Oral b toothpaste, mouthwash, floss or toothbrush- $3.99 and get $5 RR when you buy 3
Use $1 Walgreens Clip to Card MFR cpn OR
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 02/11 RP

Old Spice body wash- $8/2
Use $1 Walgreens Clip to Card MFR cpn

Gillette G3 or G5 razor- $7.99 and get $5RR
Use $1 Walgreens Clip to Card MFR cpn OR
$1 Gillette 3 or 5 razor cpn- 02/11 RP

Bic disposable razors- $5.99 and get 3000 points when you buy 2
Use $3 Walgreens Clip to Card MFR cpn

Kellogg or Kashi cereal- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

M&Ms- $6/2
Use $1 Walgreens Clip to Card cpn or Monthly Savings book cpn AND
$1/2 Snickers or M&M cpn- 01/07 RP- EXPIRES 02/20

CVS deals for the week of 02/18/2018

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email
2) Stop by the Red ExtraCare coupon center and get CVS cpns
3) You can use a manufacturer's cpn along with a CVS cpn
4) You can use a B1G1Free cpn along with a B1G1Free sale to get both products for FREE

Easter M&M- $12/4 and get $4 ECB
$1/2 Snickers or M&M cpn- 01/07 RP- EXPIRES 02/20

Tide Simply, Downy or Bounce- $2.94
Use $1 CVS App MFR cpn

Puffs- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS App MFR cpn

Gain, Flings, Tide Pods or Unstopables- $4.94
Use $2 CVS App MFR cpn OR
$3/3 Gain cpn- 01/258 P&G

Spend $10 on Quaker bars, cereal, quick oats or instant and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Quick, Instant or cereal cpn- 01/21 RP

Spend $10 on Kind bars and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB- Limit 3

Spend $10 on false lashes, brow pencils or Kiss nails and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on ELF cosmetics and get $5 ECB

Spend $12 on NYX cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Spend $12 on Almay cosmetics and get $4 ECB- Limit 6

Extra or Eclipse gum- $0.99 and get $0.99 ECB
$0.50/2 Orbit, Extra or 5 gum cpn- 01/07 RP

Spend $10 on Nivea lotion and get $5 ECB
$2 Nivea lotion cpn- 02/04 SS

Softsoap hand soap or Irish Spring bar- $4/2 and get $2 ECB

Garnier Nutrisse- $14/2 and get $4 ECB
$4/2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 01/28 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 01/28 RP

Spend $10 in Colgate Total and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 02/11 SS

Childrens Mucinex- $8.29
Use $2 CVS App MFR cpn OR
$2 Mucinex cpn- 01/28 SS

Spend $15 on Loreal cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 02/11 RP
$4 Loreal True Match Lumi cpn- 02/11 RP

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB
Use $3 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Speed Stick- $5/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $20 on Eucerin or Aquaphor and get $10 ECB
$2 Eucerin cpn- 02/04 SS
$2 Aquaphor cpn- 02/04 SS
$1 Aquaphor lip cpn- 02/04 SS

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Our Shopping Trip~ 02/14/2017

Well this Wednesday was a quite an adventure.  Valentines Day this year was also Ash Wednesday.  Nathan still had youth group.  Our evening looked like this:  We drop Nathan off at Youth Group, we hurry in to church for Ash Wednesday service, we hurry out and head to Aldi, go back to pick Nathan up and head home.  Little Michael and I went out after school this afternoon to finish up our grocery shopping :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Target
$1.99- Chobani yogurt drink
-1.99 Chobani cpn from 02/11 SS
$0.00- Total :)

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Parchment Paper
$1.00- Coconut cooking spray
$2.06- Total

CVS
$3.79- Hershey Cookie Layer Crunch
$3.49- Soft soap body wash
$3.00- Colgate Max toothpaste
$3.99- Irish Spring body wash
$14.27
-2.00 CVS Coupon Center Hershey cpn
-1.00 Irish Spring body wash CVS App MFR cpn
-0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn from 02/11 SS
-0.50 Colgate CVS App MFR cpn
-2.50 Colgate CVS Coupon Center cpn
-4 ECB
$4.32- Total with tax and got $3.75 ECB

Sam's Club
$10.28- Maple syrup
$1.98- Lettuce
$12.26- Total

Walmart
$3.00- Broccoli
$1.28- Mac & Cheese
$1.62- Bananas
$2.64- Tortillas
$1.77- Cheese sauce
$3.00- WW Pasta X3
$0.48- Eggs
$13.79- Total

Aldi
$0.99- Cocoa Rice cereal for Chocolate Krispy treats :)
$0.89- Marshmallows
$5.37- Mozz Cheese X3
$2.99- Black Bean Pasta
$1.09- Raisins
2.29- Creamer
$3.79- Nuggets
$0.99- Hot Dogs
$5.67- Ground Turkey
$7.49- Hamburger Patties
$1.99- Almond Milk
$1.49- Marshmallow Stars cereal
$4.95- Spaghetti Sauce X5
$1.49- Dark Chocolate bar :)
$0.99- Fruit Cocktail
$1.29- Ranch dressing
$1.39- CinnCrunch cereal
$1.05- Peaches
$2.29- Parm Cheese
$1.29- Carrots
$0.99- Pears
$0.95- Pineapple chunks
$4.90- Cucumbers X10
$2.29- Lemon Juice
$1.89- Kettle Chips
$1.70- Bread X2
$1.79- Bread 12 Grain
$0.85- Hot Dog Buns
$1.70- Hamburger Buns X2
$1.78- Croutons X2
$1.79- Bagels
$5.16- Strawberries X4
$5.58- Blueberries X2
$3.69- Apples
$1.29- Tomatoes
$86.22- Total

This trip will be included in our February Spending Post.  Our February Monthly Spending post is where we document what we spend for the month.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Couponing Deals for the week of 02/11/2018

Couponing can be overwhelming and/or time consuming~ I was there.  Completely overwhelmed with coupons and deals.  It doesn't have to be.  My advice to new couponers is to take it slow.  Start by picking up a Sunday paper and focusing on 1 deal for the week and adding on as you feel more confident and comfortable.  Soon you will be couponing like a pro :)

If have ECB's and/or Register Rewards, go ahead and apply them to this week's deals to lower your out of pocket expense :)

To keep things super simple, here are my top couponing deals that are $10 and under:

CVS
Deal #1
Colgate Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3
Use $2.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn AND
Use $0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $0.00

Deal #2
Revlon Super Lustrious lip- $6.99
Use $3 Revlon cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $3.99 and get $2 ECB
This deal has a limit of 6

Deal #3
Irish Spring bar or body wash- $3.99
Use $1 Irish Spring body wash cpn or $0.50 bar cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $2.99 or $3.49 and get $2 ECB

Deal #4
Crest 3D White, ProHealth or Scope mouthwash- $4.99
Use $1 Crest mouthwash cpn from 02/11 RP
Pay $3.99 and get $2 ECB
This deal has a limit of 2

Deal #5
Colgate Total or Optic White mouthwash- $3.99
Use $1 Colgate mouthwash cpn from 02/04 SS
Pay $2.99 and get $2 ECB

Deal #6
Softsoap body wash- $3.49
Use $0.75 Softsoap cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $2.74 and get $1.75 ECB

Walgreens
Deal #1
Purex- $1.99
Use $0.50 Purex cpn from 02/11 RP
Pay $1.49

Deal #2
Revlon lip or eye- $7.99
Use $3 Revlon cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $4.99

Deal #3
Fructis- $7/2
Use $4/2 Fructis cpn from 02/11 RP
Pay $3

Deal #4
Persil- $4.99
Use $2 Persil cpn from 02/11 RP
Pay $2.99

Deal #5
Mitchum- $2.99
Use $2 Mitchum cpn from 02/11 SS
Pay $0.99

These are only a few of the amazing deals CVS and Walgreens have to offer.  To see more deals and matchups, click here for CVS and click here for Walgreens :)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Our Menu Plan for the week of 02/12/2018

How was your weekend?  We had a nice quiet weekend at home.  The boys decided that they really didn't want to head all the way over to Toys R Us.  Instead we stayed home and played lots of Uno and other fun games :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Banana Pancakes with fruit X2
Cereal with fruit

Lunch
Egg Avocado (Egg Salad) with fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Alfredo Pasta with broccoli and salad
Chicken Tater Tot Casserole with peas and salad
Taco Bake with corn and salad
Stroganoff over pasta with green beans and salad
Homemade Pizza and Movie Night :)
Nuggets, Mac & Cheese and salad

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Carrots
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Chocolate PB Nice Cream
Rice Cakes with PB
Celery with PB and raisin