Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Shopping Day~ 04/29/2013

After our trip, we were very blessed to be able to go but we were also very tired, sore and wet on our return Sunday.  I know you all are dying to know where we went and what we did on our trip- I promise details and amazing pictures are coming.  Getting up on a rainy Monday to go grocery shopping was hard to do.  But we did it- the boys do need to eat:)

Here are our shopping details for this week:

CVS
$6.00- Zyrtec
$6.00- Zyrtec
$12.00
-6.00 Zyrtec cpn- 04/28 SS
-6.00 Zyrtec cpn- 04/28 SS
$0.00- was surprised I didn't have to pay tax:)  Even more surprised when I got a $2 ECB for the Green Bag tag program ending.

Martins
$0.62- Reduced Bread

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Girly princess stickers- boys want to make a get well card for their cousin:)
$1.00- Bugles- were very hungry and needed a snack
$1.00- Sunbeam sandwich bread
$3.10- Total after tax

Kroger
$2.29- Old Spice deodorant
$2.29- Old Spice deodorant
$2.69- Crest toothpaste
$2.69- Crest toothpaste
$0.99- Pineapple
$0.99- Pineapple
$11.94
-4.00 Buy 4 get $4 promotion
-1.00 Crest cpn- 04/28 P&G
-1.00 Crest cpn- 04/28 P&G
-0.50 Old Spice cpn- 03/31 P&G
-0.50 Double cpn
-0.50 Old Spice cpn- 03/31 P&G
-0.50 Double cpn
$4.21- Total with tax

Walmart
6.98- Cat food
$10.12- (4) gallons skim milk
$1.38- Spinach
$1.00- Lettuce
$2.32- Lunchmeat
$1.88- Chicken Bouillon
$1.07- Bananas
$1.00- Spaghetti
$0.98- Gummy bears- special treat for the little ones
$5.27- Zyrtec
$5.27- Zyrtec
$1.16- Worcestershire sauce
$39.30
-6.00 Zrytec cpn-  04/28 SS
-6.00 Zrytex cpn-  04/28 SS
$27.30- Total after tax

This shopping trip has been added to our April Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of April.  Did we make it or did we go over our budget?  Hop on over here to find out:)


Monday, April 29, 2013

Menu Plan for the week of 04/29/2013

How was your weekend?  Our weekend was great- we went away and had a fabulous time- more details coming later this week with lots of amazing pictures.  Now we are back home, a little tired and sore and back to reality:)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Cereal X2- many thanks to my inlaws for the sugary treat
Baked Oatmeal X2
Homemade Yogurt with PB toast X2
Cinnamon Sugar Pizza (without the glaze)- as my kids call it:)

Lunch
Sandwich, popcorn and carrots
Lettuce, half an orange and banana for me

Dinner
Navy Bean Soup
Spaghizza with green beans
Taco bean rice with corn
 Pancakes with fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
Shredded BBQ chicken on buns with green beans
Chicken Pesto Pasta with spinach

Snacks
Popcorn
Apple slices
Grapes
Strawberries
Carrot sticks

What do you have on your menu plan for this week?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Adventures in Gardening

Well, it is that time again.  Time to till the soil.  Time for more gardening adventures:)

Last year's gardening, didn't quite go so well.

This year we were wondering if we should even bother with a garden since we don't know how long we will be here.  But we still have a few house repairs to make and painting galore.  So, it could still take a while before we are ready to list our house~ sorry Al:)

We decided to plant a couple of plants and see how things went this year.  And if we end up moving before the end of the season, the new owners will get a nice treat:)

This year is more low key.  We planted sweet peppers, cucumbers and squash.  I have a Strawberry hanging basket (that is mobile and can come with us:).  Plus, we were shocked and super surprised when I noticed green leaves on our grape plants.  I thought for sure I had killed them.   Guess not.  Now, lets see how we do this year.

Here are some pictures of our very small garden this year:
Strawberry plant doing awesome so far

Grape plant

Cucumbers, peppers and squash
Are you thinking about gardening?  Have you planted a garden?  What have you planted or are thinking about planting this year?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Family Fun Day #2 in April

Saturday was not as nice as last Saturday but it was sunny and not raining.  We got hit with a nasty storm Friday paired with a Tornado Watch made for an interesting evening.  Chris had his best friend over and we decided to get the boys out of the house and off the computer:)  We went to a park that we had forgotten all about but have never explored.  We headed out and had fun.  Even the teenagers had fun:)
Even the teenagers enjoying the playground

Where there is water- you will find my boys:)

My cutie

Nathan lounging on top of the monkey bars

Kevin just hanging around
Caterpillars- spring is here:)
We can't wait to see where our next family adventure will take us:)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Shopping Day~ 04/21/2013

Mondays are our usual shopping days but since my dad and his girlfriend are in SC, we decided to come straight home after church on Sunday.  We came home, ate lunch and headed out on our shopping adventure.  Which was great because I almost forgot about the Oral Surgeon appointment that Chris and Michael had Monday early afternoon.  Got to love wisdom teeth:)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Rite Aid
$5.99- Purex
$0.00- Purex
$0.00- Purex
$5.99
-5.99 Free Purex cpn
$0.30- Total after tax- yea:)

CVS- 1st store
$2.37- CVS Alcohol Pads
$2.87- Oral B 3D toothbrush
$2.87- Oral B 3D toothbrush
$2.99- Crest ProHealth toothpaste
$2.99- Crest ProHealth toothpaste
$3.59- Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
$0.00- Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
$17.68
-1.00 Oral B 3D White toothbrush cpn
-1.00 Oral B 3D White toothbrush cpn
-1.00 Crest toothpase cpn
-1.00 Crest toothpaste cpn
-2.37 Free CVS Alcohol wipes cpn
-4.49 Free Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
-6.67 ECB's
$0.74- Total with tax and got back $6 in ECB's

CVS- 2nd store
$2.59- Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
$0.00- Honey Bunches of Oats cereal
$1.00- Orbit gum
$1.00- Orbit gum
$4.59
-4.49 Free Honey Bunches of Oats cereal cpn
$1.24- Total with tax and got back $1 ECB

Martins
$1.74- International Delight coffee creamer
$0.89- Reduced Italian bread
$0.89- Reduced Italian bread
$3.52
-0.55 International Delight cpn
-0.45 Doubled cpn
$2.55- Total with tax

Target
$0.99- Up tissues
$3.25- Edy's Outshine fruit bars
$3.25- Edy's Outshine fruit bars
$7.49
-0.49 Target Up tissue printable cpn
-1.00 Edy's Outshine fruit bar cpn
-1.00 Edy's Outshine fruit bar cpn
-2/2 Edy's fruit bar Target printable cpn
$3.12- Total with tax

Kroger
$6.67- (4) pkgs Ball Park Franks
-1/2 Ball Park Franks printable cpn
-1/2 Ball Park Franks printable cpn
$4.84- Total with tax

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Wax Paper
$1.00- Foil
$1.00- Lance Nekote crackers
$1.00- Zip bags
$1.00- Zip gallon bags
$5.23- Total with tax

Walmart
$5.88- Frozen veggies
$2.32- Lunchmeat
$2.48- Black beans
$1.08- Bananas
$7.59- (3) gallons skim milk
$2.00- (2) loaves bread
$0.97- Cello bags
$0.50- Chili powder
$0.50- Onion
$0.50- Cinnamon
$2.58- Cumin
$0.74- Garlic
$0.50- Onion powder
$0.98- Beechnut Toddler food- our 18yr old loves these things:)
$0.98- Beechnut Toddler food
$29.60
-1.00 Beechnut Stage 4 food
-1.00 Beechnut Stage 4 food
$28.37- Total with tax

Chesterfield Berry Farm
$10.25- Strawberries and Grapes

This shopping trip has been added to our April Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of April.

Monday, April 22, 2013

**Soft Scrub Advanced Giveaway Winners**

The day has finally come to announce the winners of the coupon good for a FREE bottle of any Soft Scrub product:)

And the winners are:

KatyChick
Suzie Williams


I will be sending out emails to the winners shortly. Congrats to the winners- enjoy your free product coupon and thanks for reading my blog:)

Menu Plan for the week of 04/22/2013

Did you have a fantastic weekend?  We had a great weekend.  We were not sure how it was going to go since we had a not so nice thunderstorm roll in on Friday evening.  Not to mention the tornado warning.  Thankfully, it blew over fast.  We had a couple of power blinks but we kept our power on- yea:)  Saturday was so nice we definitely didn't want to spend the day in the house, so we packed a lunch and went off to explore a new park:)  Details and pictures coming later this week.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Baked Oatmeal with apples X2
Homemade Yogurt with oats and brown sugar X2
Egg Sandwiches with fruit
Blueberry muffins
Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Lunch
Sandwich, popcorn and banana
Salad and banana for me

Dinner
Chicken Pot Pie
Corn dog muffins with fruit
Taco bean rice with corn
Scrambled eggs, homemade hash browns and sausage with fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Alfredo with green beans
Chicken Fried Rice

Snacks
Carrot sticks
Apple slices
Strawberries
Grapes
Homemade Kettle Corn

Friday, April 19, 2013

Rite Aid deals for the week of 04/21/2013

**Please remember that Rite Aid allows you to use 1 manufacturer cpn and 1 Rite Aid cpn and 1 Rite Aid Valuable cpn together on 1 item:) **

Click here to view Rite Aid's coupon policy.

Spend $15 on Revlon cosmetics, beauty tools or Luxurious ColorSilk ButterCeram hair color- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1/2 Revlon hair color cpn- 04/21 SS
$3 off $6 purchase or Revlon beauty tools cpn- 03/24 SS
$1 Revlon hair color cpn- 03/24 SS

Purex laundry detergent- Buy 1 Get 2 FREE

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Pop Tarts or Rice Krispies Treats- $1.97
$1/3 Kellogg's cereal cpn- 04/07 RP
$1/3 Kellogg's Rice or Cocoa Krispies cpn- 03/27 RP

Buy Bayer aspirin, Bayer Advanced, Aleve or Aleve Liquidgels and get $4 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Bayer cpn- 03/17 SS
$2 Aleve cpn- 03/17 SS

Advil or Thermacare- $12/2 and get $4 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Advil cpn- 03/24 RP
$1 Thermacare cpn- 03/24 RP

Allegra or Allegra D- $11.99 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$3 Allegra cpn- 04/14 RP

Zyrtec or Zyrtec D- $18.99
$7 Zyrtec cpn- 04/21 SS

Refresh tears, Plus, Optive or Celluvisc- $9.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2
$3 Refresh cpn- 03/24 SS
$4 Refresh Optive Advanced cpn- 03/24 SS

Biotrue, Bausch & Lomb Renu or Multi Purpose solution twin pack- $8.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1.50 Biotrue cpn- 03/17 SS
$3 Bausch & Lomb Soothe cpn- 03/17 SS

Clear Blue Easy Pregnancy tests kits- $9.99 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2

Rite Aid candy- $3/2 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

Spend $10 on John Frieda Full Repair, Root Awakening, Brilliant Brunette, Sheer Blonde, Luxurious Volume Hair care or Precision Foam and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 3

Spend $10 on Suave hair care, skin care or bodywash and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 3

Revlon ColorSilk, Dove hair care or Loreal Studio Stylers- $2.99
$1/2 Revlon hair color cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Revlon hair color cpn- 03/24 SS
$0.75 Loreal Studio cpn- 03/17 RP

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 UP Reward: Limit 4
Garnier Fructis- $2.99
$1 Fructis cpn- 04/07 RP
Garnier Nutrisse Creme or Foam- $6.99
$2 Nutrisse cpn- 04/07 RP
$2 Nutrisse cpn- 03/03 RP
Garnier skin care
$2 Garnier skin care cpn- 04/07 RP

Jergens, Jergens Natural Glow or Curel- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2
$3 Jergens Natural Glow cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Jergens Natural Glow sunscreen cpn- 04/21 SS

Buy 2 Olay Fresh Effects facial skin care and get $5 UP Reward
$3/2 Olay Complete moisturizers, daily facials or cleansers cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $12 on Jewelry and get $6 UP Reward- Limit 2

SoftSoap liquid hand soap- Buy 1 Get 2 FREE

Buy 2 Crest or Oral B 3D White Oral care product and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G
$3 Oral B battery toothbrush or 3D White Action rechargeable cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $10 on Crest or Oral B ProHealth Oral Care product and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/31 P&G

Listerine Pocket Paks, Reach Total Care toothbrush, Total Care floss or Dentotape, Listerine toothpaste, Crest toothpaste or Oral B Indicator manual toothbrush- $2.79
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G

Colgate Total Advanced or Zx toothpaste or Total Advanced manual toothbrush- $2.99 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Toms of Maine toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant or bar soap- $8/2 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$2/2 Toms of Maine toothpaste or mouthwash cpn- 04/21 SS
$2/2 Toms of Maine deodorant cpn- 04/21 SS

Schick Intuition or Quattro razor or refill or Any Hydro razor, refill or disposable and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
$6/2 Schick Hydro razor AND refill cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro5 disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Schick raxor, refill or disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro razor or refill cpn- 03/24 SS
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 03/24 SS

Schick disposable razor- $5.99
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro5 disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Schick razor, refill or disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 03/24 SS
$3 Axe Schick razor or disposable cpn- 03/24 RP

Coppertone, Bain de Soleil or Solorcaine- $8.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

Banana Boat or Hawaiin Tropic- $7.99
$1 Banana Boat cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Hawaiin Tropic cpn- 04/21 SS

Raid ant and roach spray, Ant Bait, Coleman Personal Repellent or AfterBite- $3.79 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 1

Xtra detergent- $5.99 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2

Purex fabric softener, Home dryer sheets or Palmolive- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.50 Palmolive Soft Touch cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.25 Palmolive cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.50 Palmolive cpn- 04/07 SS

Nissin Ramen Noodles or Chow Noodles- $5/4 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 3
$1/3 Nissin Chow Mein or Chow noodles cpn- 03/03 SS

Rite Aid Crystal Lake Spring Water- $6/2 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

Tresemme- $7/2 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 3



Walgreens deals for the week of 04/21/2013

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufactur's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufactur's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 Manufactur's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) Cannot use RR printed from item to pay for same item and get RR's again~
For example- If you were to purchase Colgate for $3 and get $3 RR, if you purchase the Colgate again and use the RR's earned from the 1st Colgate purchase you will not earn the RR's again

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

Wrigleys or Extra gum- $0.79- Limit 3

General Mills cereal- $7/3
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 04/21 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/24

Purex- Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Palmolive- $0.94
$0.50 Palmolive Soft Touch cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.25 Palmolive cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.50 Palmolive cpn- 04/07 SS

Nice Olives- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

12pk TEN Soda- $2.99
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn

Planters Nutrition Peanut Butter- $2.99 and get $2.99 RR
$1 Planters Peanut Butter cpn- 04/07 SS

Twizzlers- $4/2- Buy 2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Jolly Ranchers bites or Twizzlers cpn- 03/03 SS

Nice Tableware- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Reynolds Wrap foil- $2.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
$0.75 Reynolds Wrap cpn- 03/17 SS

Spend $10 on Lime A Way, Lysol cleaners or Neutra Air- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Lime A Way cpn- 03/24 SS
Buy Lysol Spray and get FREE Lysol wipes cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50/2 Lysol Toilet cleaners cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50/2 Lysol wipes cpn- 04/14 SS

Viva paper towels- $5.99
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.25 Viva Big Roll paper towels cpn- 03/17 SS

Foster Grant or Studio 35 Sunglasses- Buy 1 Get 1 Free- B uy 2 and get 1000 points

Living Solutions Grill Accessories- 4.99- Buy 2 and get 1000 points

Off or Raid- 20% off and get 1000 points

Scott year round bird food, EZ seed spot repair, Miracle Gro or Round Up Grass and Weed Killer- $9/2- Buy 2 and get 1000 points

Living Solutions Garden- $10/3- Buy 3 and get 1500 points

Spend $10 on Discovery kids toys and get 2000 points

Duracell- $3.49- Buy 2 and get 3000 points
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 03/31 P&G

Noxema or St Ives skin care or bodywash- Buy 2 and get 2000 points

Revlon ColorSilk- $6/2
$1/2 Revlon hair color cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Revlon hair color cpn- 03/24 SS

Zest bar or Coast bar or bodywash- $3.99
$0.50 Zest bar cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50 Coast bar or bodywash cpn- 03/17 SS

Colgate Optic White toothpaste, mouthwash, 360 surround, ProRelief or Optic White toothbrush- $3.99- Buy 3 and get 5000 points
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Oral B ProHealth toothbrush, Crest 3D White, ProHealth toothpaste, mouthwash, rinse or Glide floss- $6/2- Buy 2 and get 4000 points
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/31 P&G

Tresemme- $10/3- Buy 3 and get 1000 points

Lysol Healthy Touch hand soap refill or kits- Buy 1 Get 50% off- Buy 2 and get 750 points
$2 Lysol No Touch hand wash starter cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Lysol Touch of Foam hand wash cpn- 04/14 SS

Spend $10 on Jergens Natural Glow daily moisturizer- $8.99 and get 2000 points
$3 Jergens Natural Glow cpn- 04/21 SS

Schick Quattro, Xtreme3 or Slim Twin disposable- $6.99 and get 1000 points

Banana Boat or Hawaiin Tropic- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Banana Boat cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Hawaiin Tropic cpn- 04/21 SS

Energizer- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Energizer cpn- 04/21 SS

Schick Quattro, Hydro or Intuition Razor or Hydro disposable- $9.99 and get 2000 points
$6/2 Schick Hydro razor AND refill cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro5 disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$1 Schick razor, refill or disposable cpn- 04/21 SS
$4 Schick Hydro razor or refill cpn- 03/24 SS
$4 Schick Hydro Silk disposable cpn- 03/24 SS

Edge, Skintimate or Schick Hydro shave gel- $2.54 and get 500 points
$0.75 Schick Hydro shave gel cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.55 Edge or Skintimate shave gel cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.55 Skintimate shave gel or cream cpn- 03/24 SS

Playtex- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport cpn- 04/21 SS

Energizer Mobile Accessories- $10.99 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Energizer cpn- 04/21 SS

U by Kotex tampons- $3.99 and get $2 RR
$0.50 U by Kotex cpn- 03/24 SS

Band Aid- $1.99 or Neosporin- $3.99- Buy 2 and get 3000 points
$0.75/2 Band Aid cpn- 04/07 RP
$1 Neosporin First Aid cpn- 04/07 RP

Air Sleep/Snore Breathing Aid- $9.99 and get $9.99 RR

Nice paper towels or Bathroom tissue- $10/2

Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic- $10 and get $10 RR

CVS deals for the week of 04/21/2013

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

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

Angel Soft or Sparkle- $5
$0.45 Angel Soft 4pk+  double roll cpn- 03/24 RP

Orbit gum- $2/2 and get $1 ECB

Hershey or Brookside pouches- $6/2
$1.50 Hershey Simple Pleasures cpn- 04/21
$1/2 Hershey chocolate bags cpn- 04/14 SS
$1 Brookside Dark Chocolate cpn- 04/21 SS
$1/2 Brookside pouches CVS cpn- 04/07 SS

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 ECB:
AirWick oil refill 2pk or Fresh Matic spray refill- $5
Buy Air Wick oil refill twin pack and get FREE Air Wick Warmer cpn- 04/21 SS
$1.50/2 Air Wick Fresh Matic Ultra refills cpn- 04/21 SS

AirWick candle- $6
Lysol spray- $8/2
Buy Lysol Spray and get FREE Lysol wipes cpn- 04/14 SS
Lysol cleaner, wipes or Neutra Air- $6/2
Buy Lysol Spray and get FREE Lysol wipes cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50/2 Lysol Toilet cleaners cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50/2 Lysol wipes cpn- 04/14 SS

CVS/ Total Home tissues- $0.99

Duracell- $11.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $10 on Almay cosmetics and get $4 ECB
$4 Almay cpn- 04/14 SS

Spend $12 on Loreal foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal cosmetic face cpn- 04/14 RP
$3 Loreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara cpn- 03/24 RP
$1 Loreal Paris eye cpn- 03/24 RP
$2 Loreal Paris face cosmetic cpn- 03/03 RP

Buy Physicians Formula cosmetic and get $7 ECB
$1 Physicians Formula cpn- 02/10 SS

Spend $15 on Maybelline cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$1 Maybelline Clean Express Make Up Remover cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Maybelline New York eye shadow or liner cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Maybelline New York mascara cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Maybelline New York lip cpn- 04/14 RP

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 ECB:
Dove hair care- $6/2
Dove bodywash- $8/2
Dove or Degree deodorant- $7.99

Spend $10 on the following and get $3 ECB:
Suave deodorant- $3/3
Suave bodywash, Professionals, Kids or Stylers- $4/2
Suave Naturals lotion, shampoo, conditioner, Keratin, Moroccan or Kids- $6/2

Buy Gillette disposable razors and get $3 ECB
$2 Gillette disposable cpn- 04/14 RP
$2 Gillette disposable cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Gillette male disposable cpn- 03/17 RP
$1 Gillette femal disposable cpn- 03/17 RP

VO5- $0.89
$1/4 VO5 cpn- 04/14 SS

Clairol Natural Instincts- $5.99 and get $2 ECB
$2 Natural Instincts cpn- 04/14 SS
$2 Clairol or Herbal Essence hair color cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Clairol or Herbal color cpn- 03/10 RP

Spend $20 on Nexxus and get $10 ECB

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 ECB:
Jergens Natural Glow- $8.99
$3 Jergens Natural Glow cpn- 04/21 SS
Jergens, Curel, Biore cleanser, towelettes or pore strips- $6.99
John Freida haircare- $6

Toms of Maine deodorant or toothpaste- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
$2/2 Toms of Maine toothpaste or mouthwash cpn- 04/21 SS
$2/2 Toms of Maine deodorant cpn- 04/21 SS

Oral B Adult manual toothbrush- $2.89 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $10 on Colgate Optic White and get $5 ECB-Limit 2
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Fiber Smart- $9.99
$2 Fiber Smart cpn- 04/21 SS
$2 Fiber Smart cpn- 03/10 SS

Nature Made adult gummies, minis or Vitamelts- $8.49 and get $3 ECB

Buy 3 Aveeno, Benadryl anti-itch, Band Aid, Red Cross products or Neosporin and get $3 ECB AND a FREE First Aid Case
$1 Aveeno cpn- 04/07 RP
$1 Aveeno cpn- 03/17 SS
$2 Benadryl Topical cpn- 04/07 RP
$0.75/2 Band Aid cpn- 04/07 RP
$1/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross cpn- 04/07 RP
$1 Neosporin First Aid cpn- 04/07 RP

Excedrin Migrane or Extra Strength- $4.49 and get $1 ECB
$1 Excedrin cpn- 04/14 SS

Buy 2 Renu Sensitive, Renu Fresh, BioTrue, CVS, Complete or Revitalens Ocutec and get a coupon good for the 3rd bottle for FREE
$1.50 BioTrue Solution cpn- 03/17 SS
$2 Revitanels OcuTec cpn- 04/07 SS

Palmolive- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS ExtraCare cpn
$0.50 Palmolive Soft Touch cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.25 Palmolive cpn- 04/21 SS
$0.50 Palmolive cpn- 04/07 SS

Crest 3D White, ProHealth with Scope or ProHealth rinse- $2.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $10 on Revlon cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Wisk- $4.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 3
$1 Wisk cpn- 03/24 RP

Cheerios- $8/3 and get $2 ECB
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 04/21 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/24 SS

Childrens Allegra or Claritin or liquid- $9.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 4
$2 Childrens Allegra cpn- 04/14 RP
$2 Childrens Claritin cpn- 04/07 SS

Thursday, April 18, 2013

**Giveaway Reminder**

This is a reminder that the Soft Scrub Advanced giveaway will be ending in a few days.

Haven't heard of Soft Scrub Advanced?

 Read my review here and if you are interested in seeing if Soft Scrub Advanced will work for your surfaces, enter the coupon giveaway.  Giveaway ends on 04/21/2013.

Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

You would think that I love testing out laundry detergents.  If that is what you are thinking, you are so correct.  What's even better is every laundry detergent I get, the first thing I do is to open the cap and smell it.  Don't ask me why I feel the need to HAVE to smell the laundry detergent but I do:)

I eagerly opened the Purex box as soon as it arrived and opened the top and sniffed.  Oh my- Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash smells heavenly.  It smells just like a Pina Colada:)  I want to do laundry all the time with this detergent.  Not only does it clean well but it smells like a tropical paradise:)
Purex brand is proud to present the launch of an exciting new fragrance as part of its Natural Elements line.  Exotic fruits like pineapple and coconut combine with distant flowers to take your nose on a tropical vacation.

Purex Naturals Elements Tropical Splash offers natural fragrance extracts providing a great scent with a formula gentle enough for sensitive skin all with an awesome cleaning power.

Purex Naturals Elements Tropical Splash works in both HE and traditional washing machines.

Want to see how Purex works for your clothes?  Purex was nice to send me 3 coupons good for a FREE bottle of Purex Naturals Elements Tropical Splash to share with my wonderful readers.  Entering is super easy~ just leave me a comment and you will be entered to win 1 coupon.

This coupon giveaway will end on May 5, 2013.  3 winners will be selected at random and contacted on May 6, 2013.

**Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash detergent in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions expressed here are my very own**

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Family Fun in April

We have decided to attempt to take 1 day a month and unplug from all the electronics.  To just spend the day with one another.

The weather Saturday was absolutely beautiful.  We decided to pack a lunch and have a picnic at a park with a lot of trails.

Of course, this was the day there was an event at the park.  So parking was an adventure all by itself:)  We did find a place to park wayyyy over by the playground at the other side of the park.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch, let the boys play on the playground and set out for our own adventure.


Exploring nature


Love this picture

Nathan was the only one willing to let me take a picture

Loving the swing

Jumping off a fallen tree

Oops sliding down the hill into the creek

Trying to climb back up
"Trying" really hard to not get wet~ inching little by little

Look see still not wet

Not all of me got wet:)
Our goal was to reconnect- to enjoy each others company.  I think we accomplished that nicely:)  We had a blast.  Nathan and little Michael slept the entire way home.  We can't wait for our next family fun adventure.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

**Purex, Dial and Soft Scrub Giveaway Winners**

Thanks to all who entered the coupon giveaways.  Here are the winners: 

Drum Roll please:

The winners for the Purex with Crystals laundry detergent coupon are:
KatyChick
Suzie Williams

The winners for the Dial Coconut Water bodywash coupon are:
KatyChick
Suzie Williams

The winners for the Soft Scrub coupon are:
Realia Mazing
Vera Khule
Kaitlin Boles

I will be sending out emails to the winners shortly.  Congrats to all the winners- enjoy your free product coupon.  If you did not leave your email address in your comment, please send an email to momstips2save@gmail.com and I will put your coupon in the mail.

Don't forget to enter the Soft Scrub Advanced Surface coupon giveaway.  It ends soon.


My Shopping Day~ 04/15/2013

Since we did a majority of our grocery shopping at the beginning of the month, this week's shopping trip was quick and easy.

Here are the details to our shopping trip:

Martins
$0.89- Reduced Italian Bread

Dollar Tree
$2.63- (3) cards

Sam's Club
$7.98- Oatmeal
$10.12- (4) gallons skim milk
$18.55- Total with tax

Walmart
$1.26- Bananas
$2.48- Crackers
$3.28- Maple
$3.92- Frozen veggies
$8.58- (25) lb bag Flour
$20.01- Total with tax

This shopping trip has been added to our April Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of April.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Menu Plan for the week of 04/15/2013

How was your weekend?  We had a very nice weekend.  The weather was in the 70's and beautiful.  We decided to make the most of our Saturday and had our first Family Fun Day for April.  Details and pictures coming Wednesday:)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Blueberry Lemon Scones X2
Baked Oatmeal X2
Yogurt with PB toast
Egg Sandwich with cheese and fruit
Pancakes

Lunch
Sandwich, popcorn and carrots
Salad and banana for me

Dinner
Lentil and black bean soup
Fish sticks, Mac & Cheese and green beans
Taco bean rice with corn
Pancakes with fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
Lasagna casserole with green beans
Crockpot chicken and rice and peas

Snacks and desserts
Carrot sticks
Apple slices
Strawberries
Peach Cobbler
Homemade Kettle Corn

What is on your menu plan for this week?  I would love to read all about it:)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rite Aid deals for the week of 04/14/2013

**Please remember that Rite Aid allows you to use 1 manufacturer cpn and 1 Rite Aid cpn and 1 Rite Aid Valuable cpn together on 1 item:) **

Click here to view Rite Aid's coupon policy.

Spend $15 and get $5 UP Reward on the following:  Limit 1
CoverGirl cosmetics- Buy 1 Get 50% off
$3/2 CoverGirl cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 CoverGirl cpn- 03/31 P&G
Crest toothpaste, Scope, Oral B Advantage Complete toothbrush- $2.99
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
Bounty Basic or Charmin Basic- $5.47
$0.25 Charmin cpn- 03/31 P&G
Gain or Cheer- $4.94
$1 Gain or Era cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Gain or Era cpn- 03/17 RP
$1 Cheer cpn- 04/14 RP
Secret, Old Spice or Gillette deodorant, body spray, bodywash or Gillette disposable razors- Buy 1 Get 50% off
$2 Secret Clinical, Scent Expressions or Outlast twin pack cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Old Spice deodorant twin pack cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.50 Old Spice cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1/2 Gillette deodorant cpn- 04/07 RP
$1 Gillette deodorant twin pack cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1/2 Gillette bodywash or deodorant cpn- 03/31 P&G
$2 Gillette disposable cpn- 04/14 RP
$2 Gillette disposable razor cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Gillette dispoable cpn- 03/17 RP
Pantene- $6/2
$3/2 Pantene cpn- 03/31 P&G
Clairol Nice & Easy or Root Touch Up- $11/2
$5/2 Clairol Nice & Easy cpn- 04/14 SS
$2 Natural Instincts cpn- 04/14 SS
$2 Clairol or Herbal Essence hair color cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Clairol or Herbal color cpn- 03/10 RP
Pampers wipes, diapers or Easy Up Jumbo packs- $9.47
$1/2 Pampers diaper cpn- 03/31 P&G

General Mills cereal or Nature Valley Granola bars- $5/2
$0.50 General Mills Total cereal cpn- 03/24 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/24 SS
$0.50/2 Nature Valley granola bar cpn- 03/24 SS
$0.50/2 Nature Valley granola bar cpn- 02/24 SS

Single serve candy bars- $1/2

Spend $15 on the following and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
Nivea skin care, Men's shaving or grooming or Bath Care- Buy 2 Get 1 Free
$2 Nivea For Men face care or 2 shave gels or foams cpn- 04/14 RP
$3/2 Nivea for Men bodywash cpn- 04/14 RP
$3/2 Nivea bodywash, shower gels or lathering body scrubs cpn- 04/14 RP

Nivea lip care- $1.99
$1 Nivea lip care cpn- 04/14 RP

Spend $10 on Almay eye cosmetics- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2

Dove bodywash, bar soap or Vaseline Intensive Care lotion- $11/2 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$2 Dove bodywash 18oz+ cpn- 03/24 RP
$1 Dove bodywash 12oz+ cpn- 03/24 RP
$0.75 Dove bar cpn- 03/24 RP
$2 Vaseline lotion cpn- 03/24 RP

Spend $15 on Revlon cosmetics, beauty tools or Luxurious ColorSilk ButterCream and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
$3 off of $6 Revlon beauty tools cpn- 03/24 SS
$1 Revlon hair color cpn- 03/24 SS

Spend $15 on Kiss and Broadway nails and get $7 UP Reward- Limit 2

Spend $15 on Physicians Formula cosmetics- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Physicians Formula cpn- 02/10 SS

Act mouthwash, Colgate Total Advanced, ZX, Total, Optic White, Optic White dual action or manual toothbrush- $3.49
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Spend $10 on Any Crest, Oral B, Fixodent or Glide multipack and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Fixodent cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $20 on Gillette ProGlide Fusion, Mach3 or Venus refill or Fusion shave gel and get $5 UP Reward- Limit 2
$2 Gillette Mach3 razor cpn- 04/07 RP
$5 Gillette Mach3 razor when you buy Mach3 refill cpn- 03/17 RP

Schick Hydro, Edge or Skintimate shave gel- $1.99
$0.55 Skintimate shave gel cpn- 03/24 SS
$1 Edge shave cpn- 03/10 SS

Huggies wipes- $5.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

Always or Tampax- $7.49 and get $1.50 UP Reward- Limit 2
$2.50/2 Always Infinity cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Always liners cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Always pads or cloths cpn- 03/31 P&G
$2.50/2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.50 Tampax cpn- 03/31 P&G

VO5- $0.89
$1/4 Alberto VO5 cpn- 04/14 SS

Visine A or AC drops- $4.99 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$2 Visine A or Visine w/ Hydroblend moisturizer cpn- 04/07 RP
$2 Visine cpn- 03/10 SS

Buy Glucerna or Nepro and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$3/2 Glucerna cpn- 02/24 SS

Dulcolax, Ex-lax or Gas-x- $4.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Gas-X cpn- 04/14 SS

Excedrin Migraine or Extra Strength- $8.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Excedrin cpn- 04/14 SS
$1.50 Excedrin 100ct cpn- 04/14 SS
$1 Excedrin 24ct+ cpn- 03/24 SS
$1.50 Excedrin 100ct cpn- 03/24 SS

Robitussin, Dimetapp, Childrens Advil, Junior Advil, Advil Allergy or Congestion Relief- $4.99- Buy 2 and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 4
$1 Robitussin cpn- 03/10 RP
$1 Childrens Dimetapp cpn- 03/10 RP
$1 Childrens Advil cpn- 03/24 RP

Band Aid or Neosporin- Buy 1 Get 50% off- Buy 2 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$0.75/2 Band Aid cpn- 04/07 RP
$1 Neosporin First Aid cpn- 04/07 RP

Halls or Ricola- $1.99

Claritin- $19.99
Use $3 in ad cpn
$7 Claritin cpn- 04/14 SS
$5 Claritin cpn- 03/24 SS

Arm & Hammer laundry- $7/2 and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Arm & Hammer power paks cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75/2 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 04/14 SS

Cascade or Dawn- $6/2 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2
$0.50 Cascade Actionpacs cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/31 P&G

Oxi Clean or Kaboom- $7/2 and get $3 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1 Oxi Clean cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.50 Kaboom cpn- 03/24 SS

Spend $10 on Arm & Hammer or Tidy Cats cat litter, Beneful, Friskies, Kit & Kaboodle or Purina dog or cat chow- $5 and get $2 UP Reward- Limit 2
$1.50 Tidy Cat Video Values cpn
$2/2 Arm & Hammer Clumping Litter cpn- 01/20 SS
$1 Purina Tidy Cats cpn- 01/27 RP
$2 Beneful dog food cpn- 02/10 SS
$1/2 Friskies Rise & Shine dry cat food cpn- 03/24 SS
$1/2 Friskies cpn- 03/24 SS
$1.50/3 Friskies dry cat food cpn- 02/10 RP
$2 Purina dog or puppy chow cpn- 01/27 RP
$1 Purina cat chow cpn- 01/27 RP

Glade Expression kit or refill, Decor Scents kit, Scented candles or Sense & Spray refill- $2.99
$1 Glade Expressions kit Video Values cpn
$1/2 Glade jar candle cpn- 04/07 SS
$1.50/2 Glade Spring Collection cpn- 03/17 SS

Swiffer dry, wet or duster refills- $7.49 and get $ UP Reward- Limit 2

Febreze Air Effects, Setr & Refresh, Noticeable warmer, Car Vent clip or Extra Strength spray- $6/2 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

Russell Stover or Whitman Sampler- $4.99 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 4

Non Chocolate club bags, Hershey, Reese or M&M big bags or Russell Stover sugar free- $4.99 and get $ UP Reward- Limit 4
$1/2 Hershey Chocolate bags 10oz+ cpn- 04/14 SS

Select non chocolate pegged candy- $3/2 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 4

Gain dishwashing, Renuzit, Puffs or Scott bathroom tissue- $0.97
$1/3 Puffs cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.75/8 Scott bathroom tissue cpn- 03/17 SS

Nestle Pure Life bottle water- $3.88 and get $1 UP Reward- Limit 2

**This is not the entire Rite Aid UP Rewards or sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming Rite Aid ad.**

Walgreens deals for the week of 04/14/2013

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufactur's coupons
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufactur's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 Manufactur's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) Cannot use RR printed from item to pay for same item and get RR's again~
For example- If you were to purchase Colgate for $3 and get $3 RR, if you purchase the Colgate again and use the RR's earned from the 1st Colgate purchase you will not earn the RR's again

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

Kellogg's cereal- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 04/07 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies cpn- 03/17 RP

Dawn- $0.99
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/31 P&G

Finest Nutrition vitamins and supplements- Buy 1 Get $2 off- Buy 2 and get 2000 points

Oral B ProHealth or CrossAction toothbrush, Crest ProHealth toothpaste, mouthwash or rinse- $2.99 and get $2 RR
$3 Oral B Battery or 3D White Action toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G

Arm & Hammer laundry- $6/2
$0.75/2 Arm & Hammer cpn- 04/14 SS

2L TEN Soda- $1 and get $1 RR

Post cereal- $5/2

Nice Honey or Peanut Butter- $2.29 with in ad cpn- Limit 4- Buy 2 and get 250 points

Kraft Mac & Cheese- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 4- Buy 2 and get 500 points

Nice Cheese- $4/2- Buy 2 and get 250 points

Trident or Dentyne- $0.99 and get 100 points
$1/2 Dentyne or Trident cpn- 03/17 SS

Hefty trash bags- $5.99

Nice foil or wax paper- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wet Ones wipes- $4/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 2- Buy 2 and get 250 points

Clorox bathroom cleaner, kitchen cleaner, 409 or Pinesol- $6/2- Buy 2 and get 1000 points

Scott paper towels- $5
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.752 Scott Natural Paper Towels cpn- 04/14 SS

Nice toilet bowl tablet or Comet- $0.59 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Glade PlugIn, spray, solid or Decor Scents refill- $3/3
$1.50/2 Glade Spring Collection cpn- 03/17 SS

Downy Unstopables or Gain- $4.99
$2 Downy/Gain Unstopables or Fireworks cpn- 04/14 RP
$3/3 Tide, Tide Boost, Downy or Bounce cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Gain or Era cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Gain or Era cpn- 03/17 RP

Clorox Concentrated bleach- $1.69 with in ad cpn and get 250 points- Limit 3

Nivea lip- $1.99
$1 Nivea lip care cpn- 04/14 RP

Spend $15 on Almay- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get 4000 points

Broadway Nails or Kiss beauty tools, eyelashes or nails- Buy 1 Get 50% off- Buy 2 and get 1000 points

Jergens, Curel or Biore skin care- $5.99- Buy 2 and get 3000 points
$2 Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer cpn- 03/03 SS

Neutrogena sun care- $8.99- Buy 2 and get 3000 points

Soft Soap bodywash or Irish Spring bodywash or bar- $2.99
$1 Soft Soap bodywash or bar cpn- 04/07 SS

Speed Stick- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Spend $10 on Crest 3D White toothpaste, mouthwash, Oral B Advantage toothbrush or floss picks- $3.99 and get 3000 points
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/31 P&G

Aquafresh Extreme Clean or Advanced toothpaste- $2.99
Use $1 Walgreens in store cpn
$1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean cpn- 04/14 RP
$1 Aquafresh Extreme Clean cpn- 04/07 RP

Bic disposable razor- Buy 1 Get 50% off
$3 Bic Soleil disposable cpn- 04/14 SS
$3 Bic Flex4, Flex3, Comfort 3 Advanced, Hybrid Advanced 3 or Hybrid Advacned 4 cpn- 04/14 SS

Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced toothpaste, 360 ProRelief, Optic White or Surround toothbrush- $3.49- Buy 2 and get 2000 points
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Secret or Old Spice deodorant or body spray- $3.99
$2 Secret Clinical, Scent Expressions or Outlast twin pack cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Old Spice deodorant twin pack cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.50 Old Spice cpn- 03/31 P&G

Axe deodorant or body spray- $3.99
$1 Axe deodorant or body spray cpn- 03/24 RP

Listerine- $3.99 and get $2 RR

Colgate Max toothbrush or toothpaste- $6/2
Use $2 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Ban- $1.99- Buy 3 and get 1000 points
$0.75 Ban cpn- 04/14 SS

Arm & Hammer or Arrid- $0.99

U by Kotex- $3.99 and get $2 RR
$0.50 U by Kotex cpn- 03/24 SS

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy- $4.99 and get 1000 points

Allegra kids- $9.99- Buy 2 and get 3000 points
$2 Allegra kids cpn- 04/14 RP

Allegra- $17.99- Buy 2 and get 5000 points
$7 Allegra cpn- 04/14 RP

Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid- $7 and get $7 RR

Nexcare blister bandages- $3.50 and get $3.50 RR
$0.55 Nexcare bandages cpn- 04/07 SS

Morton Epsom salt- $4 and get $4 RR

Allergease- $4 and get $4 RR

Nivea bodywash or scrub- $7/2
$3/2 Nivea for Men bodywash cpn- 04/14 RP
$3/2 Nivea bodywash, shower gels or lathering body scrubs cpn- 04/14 RP

Nice Select Nuts- $1.99

Hershey candy- $0.59

Nice or Kleenex tissues- $0.99

*This is not the entire Walgreens Register Rewards (RR) or Balance Reward Points sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming Walgreens ad.** 


CVS deals for the week of 04/14/2013

Don't forget to....
1) Go to cvs.com/email and sign up for the ExtraCare email and receive a $4/20 cpn

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

Pantene- $6/2
$3/2 Pantene cpn- 03/31 P&G

Select General Mills ceral- $5/2
$0.50 General Mills Total cereal cpn- 03/24 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/24 SS

Arm & Hammer or Purex- Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$0.75/2 Arm & Hammer cpn- 04/14 SS

Spend $12 on Loreal cosmetics and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal Paris face cosmetic cpn- 04/14 RP
$3 Loreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara cpn- 03/24 RP
$1 Loreal Paris eye cpn- 03/24 RP
$2 Loreal Paris face cosmetic cpn- 03/03 RP

Milani lipstick or liner- $3.69 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on Revlon cosmetics- Buy 1 Get 50% off and get $5 ECB- Limit 6
$1 Revlon eye cpn- 03/17 SS

Buy 2 Nivea lotion, creme or For Men face care and get $5 ECB
 $2 Nivea For Men face care or 2 shave gels or foams cpn- 04/14 RP

Nivea lip care- $5/2
$1 Nivea lip care cpn- 04/14 RP

Nivea bodywash or scrub- $8/2
$3/2 Nivea for Men bodywash cpn- 04/14 RP
$3/2 Nivea bodywash, shower gels or lathering body scrubs cpn- 04/14 RP

Buy 2 Cetaphil and get $5 ECB

Clairol Natural Instincts, Nice & Easy or root touch up- $12/2
$5/2 Clairol Nice & Easy cpn- 04/14 SS
$2 Natural Instincts cpn- 04/14 SS
$2 Clairol or Herbal Essence hair color cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Clairol or Herbal color cpn- 03/10 RP

Buy Multipack Crest, Fixodent, Glide or Oral B and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Fixodent cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 03/31 P&G

Spend $10 on Crest ProHealth and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 03/31 P&G

Colgate Total, Total Advanced or 360 whole mouth clean toothbrush- Buy 1 Get 1 Free
$1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/14 SS
$0.75 Colgate Total ZX, ProShield, Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive ProRelief cpn- 04/07 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 04/07 SS

Buy Ban and get $2 ECB
$0.75 Ban cpn- 04/14 SS

Claritin- $19.99 and get $3 ECB-Limit 4
$7 Claritin cpn- 04/14 SS
$4 Claritin D cpn- 04/07 SS
$5 Claritin cpn- 03/24 SS

Allegra- $17.99
$7 Allegra cpn- 04/14 RP

Allegra kids or liquid- $9.99
$2 Allegra kids cpn- 04/14 RP

Colgate Max toothpaste- $3
 Use $2 CVS ExtraCare cpn

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Lays Chips

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, Krave, Raisin Bran, Froot Loops or Apple Jacks- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 04/07 RP

Spend $30 on the following and get $10 ECB:
Puffs- $0.99
$1/3 Puffs cpn- 03/31 P&G
Dawn- $0.99
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/31 P&G
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/31 P&G
Charmin- $5.77
$0.25 Charmin cpn- 03/31 P&G
Duracell- $6.99
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 03/31 P&G
Bounty- $5.77
Tide- $11.94
$3/3 Tide, Tide Boost, Downy or Bounce cpn- 03/31 P&G

**This is not the entire CVS ECB or sale items- these are some of the great deals I spotted in the upcoming CVS ad.**

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Soft Scrub Advanced Surface Review & Giveaway- CLOSED

Soft Scrub Advanced Surface is a rinse free gel that cleans and polishes granite and marble countertops, glass cooktops and stainless steel.  Soft Scrub Advanced Surface is tough on stains yet gentle on delicate surfaces.
When I saw that Soft Scrub Advanced Surface can be used on glass cooktops, I jumped at the chance to test it.  Our regular glass top cleaner was just not cutting it.  My stovetop needed help. 

I wish I had thought about taking pictures before we used Soft Scrub Advanced Surface.  This stuff is great.  I cannot rave about it enough.  It took off black burnt on gunk on my stove that we couldn't get off, not even with elbow grease:)  We have scrubbed and scrubbed the stove and used just about everything under the sun to clean it and nothing got it completely clean.  We thought the burnt on stuff was here to stay.

I don't think I have ever been excited to clean the stove.  The Soft Scrub box came and I couldn't wait to test it out.  I know I am weird like that:) 

Soft Scrub Advanced Surface is a gel so we applied the gel to our stove.  We let is sit for 1 minute per the directions on the back of the bottle.  We grabbed a rag and wiped the gel off the stove.  So much of the black burnt on gunk came off.  I was so excited.  Not all of it came off but a good amount did.  And every time we use it, more comes off- yay:)  I love this Soft Scrub Advanced Surface.

Soft Scrub was nice to include 3 coupons good for a FREE Soft Scrub product to bless my readers with.  Wasn't that sweet:)

As with all my giveaways, entering is super easy.  Just comment and let me know that you would like to win a coupon and Voila you will be entered to win 1 coupon:)

This coupon giveaway will end on April 21, 2013. (3) lucky winners will be randomly selected and contacted on April 22, 2013.

Soft Scrub is proud to introduce the Don't Worry Be Happy Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will win $1,000 and 250 second place winners will get to try Soft Scrub Advanced Surface for FREE:) Click here to enter into the Soft Scrub Sweepstakes.

**Soft Scrub provided me a free sample of their Soft Scrub Advanced Surface cleaner so I could review it. However, all opinions expressed here are my very own**

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic~ 04/13/2013

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on April 13, 2013 at 10am.

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowes Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.

This Saturday, Lowes Build and Grow Clinic will be building The Croods~ Planter. 



To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowes Build & Grow Clinic website, which they have redone to make it more user friendly. I am loving this new website. You register all your information. Then when you visit the website to sign up for an upcoming clinic, all you have to do is sign in and check which kids you are signing up. Don't forget to print and sign the waiver. And you and your child(ren) are ready for a really cool FREE hands on project.

Once you and your child(ren) complete the project they will receive a neat patch to put on their Lowes Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowes Build & Grow apron and goggles:) The more clinics you do, the more patches you get to put on your kids apron and they can show them off with pride:)

Our Spring Break Adventures

We had so much planned for the boys to spend their Spring Break.  We were so excited but we also didn't want to feel rushed.  So, we did what we could and took our time.  I must say, I love not having to set my alarm at 6am to get the boys that go to school up and ready.  I wish I could say I was well rested but truthfully, my mind said you don't have to set your alarm you can sleep in- stay up just a little more.  Well, I listened and ended up staying up later than I had planned.  But I get to sleep in right??  Well, not exactly.  My 3 yr old alarm didn't quite understand that it was Spring Break and mommy needed just a bit more sleep:)

Here is how we spent our Spring Break:
~Monday- nothing exciting- just grocery shopping:)

~Tuesday- Story Time at the library and an Easter Egg Hunt.  I was surprised that only 4 kids showed up and 2 of them were mine.  Our librarian told us that there were well over 1000 eggs hidden- oh my:)  The boys had a blast.  After the hunt had begun about 7 or 8 kids showed up to enjoy in the Easter Egg Madness:)

~Wednesday- We went to Maymont.  The boys had so much fun looking at and petting the animals, we got to try some Kale (which was yummy), they got to plant some radish seeds (unfortunately they didn't make it home all in 1 piece), climbed some really big rocks and had some great adventures:)






~Thursday- we were still tired from our Maymont trip so we decided to stay at home (by we I mean the adults).  We took the boys to the playground to burn off some energy.  Where they got the energy from~ I am still trying to figure out:)


~Friday- we were supposed to have a picnic lunch at the park.  But Kevin's eye was swollen and very red.  He said going outside caused a burning feeling in his eye- so not fun.  So, off to the doctor we went.  It was discovered that Kevin got something in his eye and rubbed his eye causing whatever was in his eye to scratch his eye.  So, we had to stay home for the rest of the week to let his eye rest and heal.

~Saturday- my dad came by see if we could get the kitchen counter installed.  After a vehicle incident, not accident, incident he finally got to our house.  Our counter installation was a long full exhausting day.  Anything that could go wrong did and them some.  But we finally got it done.  And I must say~ I love my new counter.  It is so new and shiny:)  I didn't get an upclose before picture of our counter, so imagine a green dull counter.  But now:

Even though we did have to make a doctor's visit, we still had a really great Spring Break:)  Now back to reality and alarm setting:)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Shopping Day~ 04/08/2013

Here is our shopping trip details for this week:

Walgreens
$8.98- (4) Right Guard deodorant
-1.50 Right Guard Extreme cpn
-1.50 Right Guard Extreme cpn
-1.50 Right Guard Extreme printable cpn
-1.50 Right Guard Extreme printable cpn
$3.43- Total after tax

CVS
$5.00- Infusium shampoo
$5.00- Infusium conditioner
$0.67- Brookside blueberry
$1.00- Stride gum
$1.00- Stride gum
$12.67
-1/2 Stride gum cpn
-2.00 Infusium cpn
-2.00 Infusium cpn
-4.00 ECB
-0.50 ECB
$3.72 Total and got $6.67 in ECB's

Dollar Tree
$4.20- (4) boxes tissues

Chesterfield Berry Farm
$6.16- Asparagus and Cucumbers

Martins
$8.96- (4) Coffee Mate creamer
$0.62- Reduced Bread
$0.62- Reduced Bread
$0.62- Reduced Bread
$0.89- Reduced Bread
$11.71
-2.24- Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coffee Mate cpn
-2.24 Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coffee Mate cpn
$7.45-  Total after tax

Food Lion
$4.99- Cooked Perfect Meatballs
$6.90- Boston Butt
$4.41- Chicken legs
$16.30
-1.00 Cooked Perfect Meatballs cpn
-2.00 Catalina
-2.00 Catalina
-3.00 Catalina
$8.43- Total after tax

Kroger
$10.12- (4) gallons skim milk
$2.31- Tyson Split Chicken Breast
$2.56- Tyson Split Chicken Breast
$2.58- Tyson Split Chicken Breast
$17.57
-1.50 Kroger meat cpn
-1.00 Tyson chicken cpn
$15.47 Total after tax

Walmart
$2.94- Frozen veggies
$1.50- Sausage
$1.03- Bananas
$0.88- Lentils
$1.68- Can Fruit
$2.48- Planters PB
$2.48- Planters PB
$1.98- Welchs Natural Grape Jelly
$1.98- Welchs Natural Grape Jelly
$1.88- Soy sauce
$18.83
-1.00 Planters PB cpn
-1.00 Planters PB cpn
-1/2 Welchs Natural jelly cpn
$16.30- Total after tax

This shopping trip has been added to our April Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of April.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Menu Plan for the week of 04/08/2013

Sorry this is later than I wanted it to be.  We had an awesome Spring Break- don't worry details and pictures coming later this week:)  We also had a very tiring exhausting weekend- all good though.  With the exception of Kevin and his hurt eye.  It seems that Kevin got something in his eye and rubbed it and really scratched his eye up.  His eye is healing nicely and he is doing better.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
We would love to send a very special Thank you to Lynn, my dad's girlfriend.  She brought us a box of goodies: Poptarts, Cereal, Bagels, muffin mix and other assorted tasty treats.  So, this week, mom is taking a break from cooking breakfast in the mornings:)  Plus we have yogurt from the Food Lion trip last week.

Lunch
Sandwich, carrot sticks and popcorn
Salad and banana for me

Dinner
Baked Chicken Legs, cheesy potatoes and green beans
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole
Taco bean rice with corn
Scrambled eggs, toast and fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
Lentil burgers, homemade onion rings and fruit
Spaghetti with meatballs and homemade rolls and peas

Snacks and desserts
Yogurt
Grapes
Strawberries
Carrot sticks
Apples
Homemade Kettle Corn