Friday, August 29, 2014

Office Max, Office Depot and Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/31/2014

I decided to combine Office Max/Office Depot and Staples together since the deals were very sparse.

Office Max/ Office Depot
Office Max or Office Depot plastic ruler- $0.25- Limit 3

Scholastic glue- $0.25- Limit 3

Paper Mate 3 pack erasers- $1

Sharpie singles or Inkjoy singles- $0.50- Limit 5

Staples
Paper Mate Sharp Writer Mechanical pencils- $1

Bic Brite Liner highlighters- $1
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Pentel RSVP ballpoint pens- $4 and get $4 Easy Rebate

Staples translucent pencil box- $1

Staples poly 1 subject notebook- $1

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/31/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Oscar Mayer hot dogs- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Sunny Smile paper plates- $0.99

Pantene- $10/3
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 08/31 P&G
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 08/31 P&G

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 08/24 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cpn- 08/24 SS
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 08/17 SS
$1 General Mills Cheerios Protein cpn- 08/03 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cpn- 08/03 SS 

Milk- $3.29

Dozen eggs or Butterball turkey bacon- $1.49

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

Swanson chicken broth, Campbells chicken noodle or tomato soup- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Morton salt or Nice baking soda- $0.59 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Fantastik, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom, Windex spray, Shout or color catcher- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose with Fantastik cpn- 08/24 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer cpn- 08/24 SS 

Wexford pencils, sheet protector, filler paper, composition book, poly notebook, gel pens or dry erase markers- $0.99

Wexford mini memo or 2 pocket folder- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

PaperMate highlighters or Eagle ball point pen- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
$0.50 Paper Mate pack cpn- 08/17 SS

Wexford pencil sharpener or index cards- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford posterboard or Sharpie marker- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Gillette Fusion ProGlide flex ball razor- $8.99
$3 Gillette Men razor cpn- 08/31 P&G

Head & Shoulders- $10/2
$2/2 Head & Shoulder cpn- 08/31 P&G

Bic disposable razors- $5.99 and get $1 RR
$2 Bic disposable razor cpn- 08/24 SS

Colgate Slim Soft or 360 Clean toothbrush, Optic White mouthwash or toothpaste- $3.49 and get $2 RR
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS

Morton Epsom Salt- $4 and get $4 RR

Always Discreet- $4.99
$3 Always Discreet cpn- 08/31 P&G
$1.50 Always Discreet pad or liner cpn- 08/31 P&G 

Visine- $5.99 and get 1000 points
$1.50 Visine cpn- 07/27 RP

Scope mouthwash- $2.99 and get $2.50 RR

Palmolive- $0.99

Snuggle or All- $2.99
$1/2 Snuggle cpn- 08/03 RP
$2/2 All cpn- 08/03 RP 

CVS deals for the week of 08/31/2014

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

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Coke 2L- $5/4 and get $1 ECB

Pantene- $10/3
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 08/31 P&G
$2/2 Pantene cpn- 08/31 P&G 

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh- $3.49
$1/2 Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer or Downy cpn- 08/17 RP

Dawn Ultra- $0.99

Spend $10 on Almay cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Buy 2 Sally Hansen cosmetics and get $3 ECB

Spend $8 on Conair or Scunci hair accessories or brushes and get $4 ECB

Old Spice bodywash, Gillette bodywash or Ivory bar- $7/2
$1/2 Old Spice cpn- 08/31 P&G
$0.50 Ivory bodywash or bar cpn- 08/31 P&G 

Clairol Natural Instincts- $5.99
$3 Clairol Natural Instincts cpn- 08/31 P&G
$2 Clairol hair color cpn- 08/24 SS
$3/2 Clairol hair color cpn- 08/24 SS
$2 Clairol hair color cpn- 08/10 SS 

Head & Shoulders- $10/2
$2/2 Head & Shoulder cpn- 08/31 P&G

Buy Crest Sensitive toothpaste, brush, rinse or floss and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 08/31 P&G
$1.50 Crest rinse cpn- 08/31 P&G 

Buy 2 Sensodyne or Sensodyne Pronamel and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Total toothpaste, Total rinse, Slim Soft or 360 toothbrush- $8.98/2 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS

Jumbo pack CVS diapers or training pant- $6.99 and get $3 ECB

Always- $5.49
$1 Always liners cpn- 08/31 P&G
$1 Always pads or wipes cpn- 08/31 P&G 

Tampax Radiant, Pearl tampons, Always Infinity, Radiant or liners- $3.99
$1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 08/31 P&G
$1 Always liners cpn- 08/31 P&G
$1 Always pads or wipes cpn- 08/31 P&G

Bausch & Lomb Peroxiclear- $4.99 and get $3 RR

Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup- $0.99
Use $0.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Xtra laundry detergent- $1.49

Fructis- $2.99
$1 Fructis cpn- 08/10 RP

Puffs- $0.99- Limit 10

Bumble Bee chunk light tuna- $0.88- Limit 10

Dawn hand renewal- $0.99- Limit 10
$0.50 Dawn hand renewal cpn- 08/31 P&G

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Family Fun Saturday

For this family fun Saturday, we decided to do something a little different.

We decided to stay home and enjoy not going anywhere, not moving anything and not unpacking anything:)

Even though we didn't go anywhere, we still had fun and got a lot of much needed things done.

My day started before everyone stumbled out of bed.  It was nice to sit out on the lanai, just me, a book, a nice cup of coffee and a breeze.  It was a nice way to start my morning :)
When most everyone was up, Nathan, little Michael and I made Applesauce Raisin muffins.  I thought they were scrumptious.  We discovered that little Michael doesn't care for raisins anymore.
After breakfast, we got chicken broth cooking for the nights dinner:
Even the kitties got in some tag, hide and seek and just chilling time:

 We had fun, played games and chatted.  Kevin and I even went out for a run.  We ended the night with a card game called Trash.  Ms. Priscilla, Nathan's buddy at Respite Night, taught us how to play.  It has become Nathan's favorite card game.  We play every chance we get:
It was nice to just stay at home and enjoy each others company, especially with everything we have going on right now in our lives.

I think next Saturday, we will venture out and explore.  Until then...............

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Talk to me about Aldi's

What do you think of Aldi's grocery stores?  Do you love them, not like them or are they just OK?

I have been hearing some interesting things about Aldi's.  I have heard that they have a decently priced organic section.  Other than the farmer's markets, organic foods here are way out of my price range.  I have seen others awesome shopping trips.

We were excited when we were going to buy my dad's house.  There was an Aldi's 20 minutes away :)  Here, not so close.  I found an Aldi's in Brandenton~ that is 65 miles out, which is roughly 90 minutes away.  Did I mention that is 1 way?  :(

The more I think about it, the more curious I become.  Would you travel 3 hours round trip for your grocery shopping or am I out of my mind?  Mind you, if I did travel 3 hours round trip for my grocery trip, you better believe that it would be for the whole month.

Hubby has figured out that it would cost roughly $20 in gas round trip but if it would save us money, would it be worth the drive?

So, talk to me about your thoughts on Aldi's............

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Shopping Day~ 08/24/2014

Here are all the details of our shopping trip for this week:

Dollar General
$2.00- 2 loaves of bread

CVS
$0.99- Gold Emblem Smarties
$1.29- Total Home paper towels
$8.29- Nature Made gummy vitamins
$10.57
-0.25- Gold Emblem CVS Coupon Center cpn
-0.50- Total Home paper towel CVS Coupon Center cpn
-2.00- Nature Made gummy vitamin printable cpn
-2.00 ECB
-1.99 ECB
$3.93- Total with tax and got $5 ECB

Publix
$5.69- Oscar Mayer beef franks
$0.00- Oscar Mayer beef franks
$5.69
-1/2 Oscar Mayer printable cpn
$4.69- Total

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Acne face wash
$1.00- Steel wool
$1.00- Gallon zip bags
$1.00- Cling wrap
$1.00- Parchment paper
$1.00- Foil
$6.36- Total with tax

BJ's
$7.78- 2 gallons skim milk
$2.78- Lettuce
$10.56- Total

Save A Lot
$4.33- Grapes
$0.99- Spaghetti sauce
$2.29- Mozzarella cheese block
$3.06- Plums
$3.49- Butter
$14.16- Total

Walmart
$4.92- Frozen veggies
$1.66- Ketchup
$1.36- Croutons
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$0.88- Chopped onion
$1.88- Sugar
$1.99- Bananas
$5.90- Whole Chicken
$6.18- Whole Chicken
$4.98- Gorton's fish sticks
$0.00- Gorton's fish sticks- ad matched to Publix
$4.98- Gorton's fish sticks
$0.00- Gorton's fish sticks- ad matched to Publix
$2.98- International Delight coffee creamer
$0.00- International Delight coffee creamer- ad matched to Publix
$2.98- International Delight coffee creamer
$0.00- International Delight coffee creamer- ad matched to Publix
$14.80- 5 bags White Wheat flour
$1.98- Applesauce
$58.19- Total

This shopping trip has been added to our August Monthly Spending post, where I keep track of what we spend for the month of August.  How did we do this month?  Did we stay on budget or did we bust?  Hop on over to the August Monthly Spending Post to find out :)


Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 08/25/2014

We hope everyone had a nice weekend :)  We have a busy week planned this week.  Most kids in our area have gone back to school.  With the move and everything going on, I forgot I have to get my boys end of school evaluations done :(  I am getting them done on Wednesday, which is little Michael's birthday and then have to send in our notice of intent so we can start this school year.  Only problem, I am still trying to get their books together- I am really behind this year :(

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Waffles with homemade blueberry syrup
Peach Coffee Cake
Pancakes X2
Dark Chocolate Granola X2
Egg sandwich with fruit

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Shredded BBQ on buns with green beans
Waffles with fruit
Little Michael's Bday :)
Spaghetti with corn and garlic bread
Baked chicken with mashed potatoes and peas
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup and leftovers

Snacks
Watermelon
Grapes
Carrots
Oranges
Bananas
Popcorn
Oatmeal raisin cookies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/24/2014

Schools are starting and back to school deals seem to be dwindling :(


$5 off a $30 purchase coupon in ad

Hammermill copy paper ream- $7.99 and get $4.99 Easy Rebate- Limit 4 rebates

PaperMate white erasers 3 pack- $1

Softsoap Aloe- $1

Office Max & Office Depot Back to School Deals for the week of 08/24/2014

Scholastic or Office Max glue- $0.50- Limit 3

PaperMate 3 pack pink pearl erasers- $1 - Limit 3

Office Max or Office Depot ruler- $0.10- Limit 3

Post It 3 pack- $1- Limit 3

Bic round stic pens 12pk- $0.50- Limit 3
$1/2  Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Fiskars scissors- $1- Limit 3

Magnetic dry erase eraser- $1- Limit 3

Office Max or Office Depot wireless notebook- $1- Limit 3

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/24/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

PaperMate mechanical pencils or Wexford index cards- $0.29

Crayola art supplies- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Purex- $6/2 and get $2 RR

Maxwell House- $7.99 and get 1000 points

Wrigley 5, Orbit, Eclipse or Trident single pack- $0.79

Tic Tac, Eclipse, Mentos, Trident, Dentyne Ice or Orbit- $5/2 and get 1000

Lifesavers, Starburst gummibursts or Skittles- $2/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50/2 Starburst, Skittles or Lifesaver gummies cpn- 06/01 RP

Oscar Mayer bacon- $8/2 and get 2000 points

Gatorade- $6/6 with in ad cpn and get 1000 points

Vitamin Water Energy- $1.50 and get $1.50 RR

Planters Nutrition or Deluxe whole cashews- $9/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Planters nuts or Peanut Butter cpn- 08/24 SS
$1/2 Planters nuts or Peanut Butter cpn- 06/29 SS 

Windex Touch Up, Pledge wipes, spray, Scrubbing Bubbles toilet gel, bathroom cleaner or foamer- $7/2 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer cpn- 08/24 SS

Glade car freshener, candle, Sense & Spray or single oil refill- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$1/2 Glade single oil refill or twin pack cpn- 08/24 SS
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.55 Glade jar candle cpn- 08/17 SS
$1/2 Glade Fall collection cpn- 08/17 SS
$2 Glade automatic spray starter cpn- 08/17 SS 

Sparkle 3 roll- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$0.25 Sparkle 3 roll cpn- 08/03 RP

Xtra laundry detergent- $1.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Ajax- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Wexford 1 subject notebook or highlighter- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford pencils or scissors- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford filler paper- 0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford ruler or 2 pocket folder- $1/7 with in ad cpn- Limit 7

Wet & Wild cosmetics- $2
$1 Wet & Wild cpn- 08/24 SS

Irish Spring or Softsoap bodywash or Irish Spring 6 pack bar- $7/2 and get $2 RR

Spend $10 on Colgate toothpaste 2 pack, mouthwash or toothbrush 2 pack and get 5000 points
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS

Oral Complete toothbrush, Advantage floss picks, Crest toothpaste or Glide floss- $9/3 and get $5 RR
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 P&G
$0.50 Glide floss or picks cpn- 07/27 P&G 

Colgate toothpaste- $3.49 and get $1.50 RR
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS

Ricola revitalizing cough drops- $1.99 and get 1000 points

Kellogg cereal, PopTarts or Rice Krispies treats- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.75/2 Kellogg Rice Krispies treats cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/3 Kellogg PopTart or mini crisp cpn-07/27 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted mini wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted mini wheats cpn- 07/27 RP

Hershey candy- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Tresemme- $3.99
$2 Tresemme cpn- 08/24 RP

CVS deals for the week of 08/24/2014


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

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Wisk deep clean, Powerblast or Snuggle- $4.99
$1 Wisk cpn- 08/24 RP
$1/2 Snuggle cpn- 08/03 RP 

Renuzit gel or Palmolive- $0.99

Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cocoa Puffs- $1.97- Limit 6
$1/2 Cheerios cpn- 08/24 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/24 SS
$1 Cheerios Protein cpn- 08/03 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/03 SS 

Colgate Max, Total, 2in1 or Optic White- $3 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS

Chex Mix or Gardettos- $6/3 and get $2 RR
$1/2 Green Giant Veggie snacks, Chex mix, Bugles or Gardettos cpn- 08/03 SS

Total Home single roll paper towel- $1.29
Use $0.74 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $10 on Revlon and get $3 ECB

Spend $20 on Eucerin and get $10 ECB

Bic disposable- $6.99 and get $2 ECB
$2 Bic disposable cpn- 08/24 SS

Speed Stick- $1.99
$0.50 Speed Stick cpn- 08/24 SS

Stayfree- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Stayfree cpn- 08/24 SS
$1 Stayfree cpn- 07/27 SS 

CVS Protective Undergarments- $8.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 3

Colgate Enamel health toothbrush or toothpaste- $2.99
$1 Colgate Enamel, Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive toothpaste cpn- 08/24 SS 

Crest Clinical, 3D White Luxe, ProFlex toothbrush, Sensitive, rinse, toothpaste or floss- $4.79 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 

Bausch & Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive solution- $7.99 and get $5 ECB
$2 Bausch & Lomb Renu Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 08/24 SS

Spend $10 on Aveeno, Benadryl anti itch, Band Aid or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$1 Aveeno cpn- 08/24 SS
$2/2 Aveeno cpn- 08/24 SS
$2/3 Neosporin, J&J Bandages, Red Cross, Benadry or Bengay cpn- 07/27 SS 

Nature Made adult gummies- $8.29 and get $5 ECB
$3 Nature Made adult gummies cpn- 07/27 SS

Gold Emblem red bag candy or gold coins- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Tide or Gain- $4.94 and get $1 ECB
$2 Tide cpn- 07/27 P&G
$2.50/2 Gain cpn- 08/10 RP
$1 Gain cpn- 08/10 RP
$1/2 Gain, Era or Cheer cpn- 07/13RP
$0.50 Gain, Era or Cheer cpn- 07/13 RP 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our Family Fun Saturday

We are officially moved in, the rental has been super duper deep cleaned and the landlord has already listed it for rent :)  We wanted to do something with the boys that didn't involve packing, unpacking or cleaning.  Hmmm~ where to go.  What to do??

Hubby came up with a fabulous idea~ a trip to the beach :)  But not the beach here in Cape Coral, the big beach~ The Gulf of Mexico.  Where the water is warm and it takes an hour to get to.  Chris elected not to go and missed out on all the awesome fun.

Here are some pictures of our awesome good time:
All packed up and ready to head out
The Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico
Hubby & Nathan
This is as close as little Michael wanted to go in- he just wanted to splash Kevin and he was done :)
The boys, well most of them, had a blast and were wore out by the time we left.  Even though we left the floaties at home and daddy lost Nathan's goggles.  They fell out of his pocket and are in the Gulf of Mexico somewhere.  I can't help but think of Finding Nemo, where Dory finds the goggles.  Maybe some fish is having a blast with Nathan's goggles.  The water was so nice and warm and very salty :)  I picked little Michael up and went out in the water deeper.  That was the only way he was getting in the water.  All in all, I think everyone had a nice time, even though little Michael has exclaimed that we should not go back to the beach anymore.  Let's see how long that lasts.

I can't wait to see where our next adventure take us :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic~ August 23, 2014

Lowe's will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on August 23rd at 10am.  My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

If you are looking for a great free activity that you can do with your kids- you should check out the Lowe's Build & Grow Clinics. Little Michael and Nathan love them. They love being able to do hands on projects with our help.
To sign up for this Build & Grow Clinic, simply go to the Lowe's 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 Lowe's Build & Grow apron. If this is your first clinic, your child(ren) will receive a free Lowe's 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:)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our Shopping Trip~ 08/17/2014

Here are the details of our shopping trip and our trip to the Farmer's Market today:

Publix
$4.99- Weight Watchers chocolate bar
$0.00- Weight Watchers cookie bar
$4.99
-3/2 Publix digital cpn
$2.29- Total with tax

Save A Lot
$1.78- Grapes
$1.56- Mac & Cheese
$1.36- Plums
$3.21- Peaches
$3.49- Butter
$11.40- Total

BJ's
$3.49- Baking Powder
$9.99- Cat Litter
$14.08- Total with tax

Walgreens
$13.16- (4) gallons skim milk

Walmart
$2.96- Flour
$1.68- Flour
$2.98- Mouthwash
$2.98- Mayo
$5.88- Frozen veggies
$6.27- Chicken
$3.16- Lettuce
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$1.00- Bacon bits
$2.44- Dark Chocolate Chips
$4.42- Honey
$1.58- Potatoes
$3.74- Fish sticks
$1.28- Cinnamon
$4.48- Weight Watchers candy bars
$0.00- Weight Watchers toffee bars- ad matched to Publix
$1.76- Bananas
$49.33
-3/2 Weight Watchers frozen printable cpn
$46.51- Total with tax

Farmer Market
$11.00- Double Yoke eggs, cucumbers and mushrooms

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


Monday, August 18, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 08/18/2014

How was your weekend?  We a very nice weekend.  Sorry this is so late, my hubby got nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge and we had to get that done before the 24 hours was up :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Pancakes X2
Oatmeal with honey and raisins X2
Eggs with Applesauce raisin muffins and fruit
Dark Chocolate Granola X2

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Veggie burgers with potato wedges and green beans
Spaghetti with corn and garlic bread
Pancakes with eggs and fruit
Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Mac & Cheese and green beans
Cheeseburger pasta with peas
Swai fish with brown rice and green beans
Baked Chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Snacks
Apples
Oranges
Watermelon
Carrots
Popcorn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/17/2014

Paper Mate profile pens- $3 and get $3 Easy Rebate
$0.50 Paper Mate pack cpn- 08/17 SS

Hammermill Copy Plus paper ream- $7.99 and get $4 Easy Rebate
Use $2.99 in ad cpn

2 pocket folder- $0.15

Staples composition book- $0.50

Crayola markers- $0.97

Crayola color pencils- $0.97

Bic Cristal pens- $1
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Bic Mechanical pencils- $1
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS 

Staples 4pk glue sticks- $1.75

Staples poly 1 subjects notebook- $1

Protractor- $1

Compass- $1

Staples mini stapler- $0.99

Staples fat book- $1

RoseArt color pencils- $1

Staples 1 subject notebook- $0.17

Staples wood ruler- $0.25

Staples glue- $0.39

Staples index cards- $0.48

Crayola crayons- $0.50

Staples pencils- $0.68

Staples dual pencil sharpener- $0.68

Slider case- $0.75

Staples eraser- $0.96

Staples graph paper- $1.76

Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/17/2014

Slider pencil case- $0.25- Limit 3

Scholastic or Office Max glue- $0.25- Limit 3

Office Max or Office Depot plastic ruler- $0.25- Limit 3

Pencil 8pk- $0.25- Limit 3

Hand Sanitizer with clip- $0.50- Limit 3

Poly composition book- $1- Limit 3

Scholastic color pencils- $1

Fashion composition book- $1

Antibacterial wrapped wipes- $1

Plastic snap envelopes- $1

1" Flexible binder- $0.50

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/17/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

Wexford 2 pocket folder, mini or composition book- $1/7

Crayola color pencils, markers or crayons- $0.99

Wexford binder- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Sharpie, Paper Mate mechanical pencils or pens or highlighters- $0.49
$0.50 Paper Mate pack cpn- 08/17 SS

Arm & Hammer detergent- Buy 1 Get 2 FREE
$2/2 Arm & Hammer detergent cpn- 07/13 SS

Smart Water or Vitamin Water- $3/3 and get 1000 points

Gatorade- $6/6 and get 1000 points

Mushrooms or Mandarin oranges- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Bumble Bee Chicken or Chunk Light tuna- $0.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Orbit, Extra, Stride, Eclipse, Trident or Dentyne Ice 3 pack- $4/2 and get 1000 points

Glade alternating starter, Plug In refills 2 pack or Automatic spray- $4.99 and get $2 RR
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 08/17 SS
$2 Glade automatic spray starter cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Glade Plug In Custom starter kit cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Glade automatic spray starter cpn- 07/13 SS

Palmolive- $0.99

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh- $2.99
$1/2  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP
$0.50  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP

Hefty One Zip bags- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1.50/2 Hefty slider bags cpn- 08/10 RP
$1/2 Hefty slider bags cpn- 07/13 RP 

Puffs or Nice tissues- $0.99
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/27 P&G

Wexford plastic ruler, glue or posterboard- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford index cards- $0.29 with in ad cpn- Limit3

Designer pencils- $1/8 with in ad cpn- Limit 8

Wexford legal pads- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 1 subject notebook- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Soho clear supply box- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Wexford poly notebook or binder- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford mini highlighters- $7/1 with in ad cpn- Limit 7

Wexford erasers- $0.19 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford composition book- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford poly portfolio- $1/3 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford index tab dividers or sheet protectors- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Bic Brite liner highlighter- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 2
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Wexford pens or construction paper- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford mechanical pencils- $1.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Zebra Z Grip retractable pens- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Almay lip or eye or eye make up remover- $5.99 and get $3 RR

Reach complete care triple angle or Advance design toothbrush- $2.99 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Reach toothbrush cpn- 08/17 SS

Listerine Pocketpacs or Smart rinse- $3.99 and get 1000 points
$1 Listerine cpn- 07/27 SS

Brut or Sure- $1.49
$1 Brut cpn- 08/17 SS
$1 Sure cpn- 08/17 SS 

Johnson products or Desitin- $3.99 and get 1000 points

Clearasil scrub, wash or pads- $6.49
Use $5.49 mail in rebate in 08/17 SS insert
$1 Clearasil cpn- 08/17 SS

Perfection tampons- $1.49 and get $1.49 RR

Colgate 360 toothbrush, Optic White toothpaste or rinse- $3.99 and get $3 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/27 SS

Milk- $3.29- Limit 2

Nestle candy- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.50/2 Nestle Girl Scout or Crunch bars cpn- 07/13 SS

CVS deals for the week of 08/17/2014


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

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Tide Simply Clean and Fresh- $2.94- Limit 3
$1/2  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP
$0.50  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP

Kellogg Special K cereal or bars- $1.99- Limit 6
$0.70 Special K Chocolate Almond cereal cpn- 07/13 RP 

Bumble Bee solid white tuna- $0.88- Limit 10

Dawn- $0.99- Limit 10
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/27 P&G

Puffs- $0.99
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 07/27 P&G

Cheerios- $4/2
$1 Cheerios Protein cpn- 08/03 SS $1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/03 SS
$0.50 General Mills Honey Nut or Honey Nut medley cereal cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cpn- 07/13 SS

Eggs- $1.49

Kellogg Nutri Grain bars, Mini Wheats, Cocoa or Rice Krispies- $1.99
$0.75/2 Kellogg Nutri Grain bars cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rice Krispies Multi Grain shapes cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit raisin cpn- 07/13 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Nutri Grain bars cpn- 06/29 RP

Hershey kisses or minis- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/3 Hershey kisses, minis, Rolos, Reese's minis or Kit Kat minis cpn- 08/17 SS

Total Home mopping cloths, wipes, fabric softener or Just the Basics- $2.97

Tide or Gain- $11.94 and get $2 ECB
$1/2  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP
$0.50  Tide Simply Clean & Fresh, Era, Cheer, Downy or Bounce cpn- 08/17 RP
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 08/10 RP
$1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 08/10 RP
$2 Tide cpn- 07/27 P&G
$2.50/2 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Downy Unstopables, Bounce Bursts or Gain Fireworks cpn- 07/13 RP
$2.50/2 Gain cpn- 08/10 RP
$1 Gain cpn- 08/10 RP
$1/2 Era, Cheer or Gain cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Era, Cheer or Gain cpn- 07/13 RP

Spend $12 on Glade and get $4 ECB
$0.55 Glade wax melts refill cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.55 Glade jar candles cpn- 08/17 SS
$1/2 Glade Fall collection cpn- 08/17 SS

$2 Glade automatic spray starter cpn- 08/17 SS
$0.75 Glade automatic spray refill cpn- 08/17 SS
$1 Glade wax melts warmer cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade wax melts refill cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 Glade oil refill or 2 single refill cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade jar candles cpn- 07/13 SS
$2 Glade Plug In Custom starter kit cpn- 07/13 SS

$2 Glade automatic spray starter cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.75 Glade automatic spray refill cpn- 07/13 SS  

Spend $12 on Windex, Pledge or Scrubbing Bubbles and get $4 ECB

Spend $15 on Hefty food or trash and get $3 ECB
$1.50/2 Hefty slider bags cpn- 08/10 RP
$1 Hefty Tall kitchen trash bags cpn- 07/27 RP
$1 Hefty Large black trash bags cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/2 Hefty slider bags cpn- 07/13 RP 

Dial bodywash or 6pk bar- $7/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Dial or Tone bar, Dial deep cleansing hand soap, foaming or refill cpn- 08/03 RP
$2/2 Dial bodywash or bar cpn- 08/03 RP 

Oral B Stain erasing toothbrush and Crest 3D White strips pack- $9.99 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $10 on Crest 3D White Luxe, Clinical toothpaste, ProFlex toothbrush, ProHealth rinse or Crest sensitive and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 

Spend $10 on Colgate Total paste or rinse and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/27 SS

Colgate Optic White toothpaste, rinse or toothbrush- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS
$2 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 07/27 SS

Colgate Enamel Health toothbrush or paste- $2.99
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS

Spend $10 on Arm & Hammer Sprinbrush, Swirl, brush heads, Mentadent or Orajel toodler toothpaste and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Arm & Hammer Sprin brush or refill cpn- 07/27 SS

Spend $10 on Benadryl, Aveeno anti itch, Band Aid, Bengay or Neosporin and get $3 ECB
$2/3 Neosporin, Johnson & Johnson bandages, Red Cross, Benadryl or Bengay cpn- 07/27 SS

Coke 2L- $0.99
Use $0.24 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Hershey king size or Twizzlers- $1.49
Use $0.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Our Family Fun Saturday :)

It made sense in my head.  We closed on our house in late June.  That way, we could take our time and move stuff over at our leisure.  At least, that is what I had planned.  I had no idea of the feelings I would be feeling as soon as they placed our new house keys in our hands :)

I must confess, a week before closing, I started packing up non essentials :)  The day after we got our keys, Chris and I were making up to 4 trips back and forth to the house.  We took out the back seats and loaded my van up.  I wish I had taken pictures, there was so much to move.  Then we would unload and do it again.  We had made the few repairs we needed to make.
The once, taking our time to move in feeling was gone and I wanted to be in our new house as soon as possible.  I couldn't wait.  I was like a kid on Christmas morning patiently waiting- LOL :)  Hubby and I rented a Uhaul and loaded all the big furniture in.
Little Michael wanted to help and was quite excited when we told him he could take the couch cushions off the couch and throw them on the floor.  That made his day:
Nathan didn't want to do anything but decided to hide out while we packed:
I wish I could say our move went perfectly and we had no issues- that would be nice but not likely given our strand of luck:)  Chris and I were taking over the dresser drawers and the dishes, etc that we needed.  Everything was going fine that is until the radio went out in my van, no biggie.  Then the gauges on my dashboard started going crazy.  Fuel gauge full, empty, full, empty.  Speedometer was reading I was going 120 even though I was stopped at a stop sign.  It was rather freaky and so not cool :(  I went to go through the intersection and my car died, right in the middle of the intersection.  Scared the daylights out of both Chris and I.  Then like nothing happened, it cut back on :(  It did not want to make it back to the rental but we did finally.  Told hubby what was going on and handed him the keys, I was not driving this thing to the mechanic.  Pause on moving :(

Luckily, we have a wonderful mechanic who let us use his car to get hubby's work truck, so were weren't stranded at the shop.  Unfortunately, he couldn't find anything wrong with my van :(  I told you it was possessed :)  LOL :)

Back to moving, we finally get the Uhaul packed and after only 2 Uhaul trips, we are finally moved into our new house- yay :)  We love living here.  The cats are adjusting quite well and love our big new lanai:
Michael loves being able to eat at the breakfast bar:
Kevin loves that there is a canal across the street and has been going fishing every chance he can:
The younger boys seemed a little too excited about a bathroom being on the lanai:
Some of my loves include the screened in front door area, my kitchen and let's not forget my wonderful washer and dryer :)
Since we did some major purging before moving down here, I have more cabinet space than stuff to put in them :)
I am sure it won't take too terribly long for me to fill the 2 empty cabinets with something :)
We are very blessed to be living here.  The family that lived here before us, that we got the pleasure of meeting and chatting with, is absolutely wonderful.  They left so much for us here and we are very thankful :)

Even though moving day did not go as expected and took longer than it needed to, we are very happy to finally be moved in.  Now to unpack, that is a whole different battle :)

I can't wait to see where our next family adventure takes us :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Shopping Day~ 08/10/2014

My van has had a mind of its own recently.  It randomly cuts off on me, especially in the middle of intersections, which scare the day lights of me :(  We took it to the mechanic who cannot find anything wrong.  Figures.

Because of my van issues, this time hubby came with me.  Luckily, he did because as soon as I got over the bridge and onto the road we were supposed to be on, my van decided to cut off.  I got over and attempt to coast into a gas station.  All of a sudden, like nothing had even happened, my van cuts right back on.  I have never seen any vehicle do that before.  I think my van is possessed :)  It drove fine for the rest of the day.

Here are our shopping trip details:

CVS
$3.99- Speed Stick Gear deodorant
$1.99- Active D'Lites bar
$5.98
-2.00 Speed Stick Gear printable cpn
-2.00 ECB
$2.34- Total after tax and got $3.99 ECBs back

Publix
$7.99- Sea Best Salmon
$0.00- Sea Best Swai
$2.50- Coffee Mate creamer
$2.50- Coffee Mate creamer
$12.99
-1.00 Sea Best Printable cpn
-1.00 Sea Best Printable cpn
-2.99 Sea Best Publix cpn
-2.99 Sea Best Publix cpn
-1.00 Coffee Mate FB printable cpn
-1.00 Coffee Mate FB printable cpn
$3.01- Total

Save A Lot
$2.99- Oranges
$3.48- Grapes
$2.97- Spaghetti sauce
$2.99- Watermelon
$1.98- Crackers
$14.41- Total

BJ's
$11.67- (3) gallons skim milk
$2.78- Lettuce
$1.59- Bananas
$5.97- Hamburger buns
$22.01- Total

Walmart
$2.96- White Wheat Flour
$5.90- Frozen veggies
$6.98- Swai fillets
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$1.50- Butter
$1.00- Hot dogs
$1.88- Sugar
$1.82- Cornmeal
$2.98- Raisins
$2.58- Pickle mix
$2.00- Croutons
$1.94- Paper Towels
$1.98- Applesauce
$1.78- Grape Jam
$2.48- Jif Natural PB
$0.00- Jif Natural PB- ad matched to Publix
$2.48- Jif Natural PB
$0.00- Jif Natural PB- ad matched to Publix
$43.10- Total

Farmer Market- we found a new farmer market and wanted to give it a try, plus I had a coupon:)
$20.00- Amish Wedding Spinach Noodles, Amish Wedding Tomato noodles, apples, oranges, mushrooms and vanilla peaches

Farmer Market- our normal Tuesday Farmer Market
$8.00- Regular tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and golden zuchinni

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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dial Coconut Bodywash Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners of the FREE Dial Coconut Water bodywash coupon:

Cheryl Free
Plain Jane Photography
Tess

I will be sending you all an email shortly to confirm your mailing address.  Thanks so much for reading my little blog :)

Congrats and enjoy your FREE Dial Coconut bodywash :)

Now I have to run over to the rental and clean some more :(

Monday, August 11, 2014

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/11/2014

How was your weekend?  We had a good weekend.  We are officially all moved in to our new house- yay :)  Now to deep clean the rental and get it ready for the next tenant.  That is where I was this evening and lost track of time scrubbing floors :(  And why this post is so late this evening.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Pancakes X2
Oatmeal with honey and raisins X2
Eggs with blueberry muffins and fruit
Dark Chocolate Granola X2

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Turkey burgers with corn and salad
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Pancakes with eggs and fruit
Corn Dog muffins with green beans
Sausage Gravy over biscuits with eggs and fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
Lemon Pepper Swai with peas

Snacks
Apples
Oranges
Watermelon
Carrots
Popcorn

Friday, August 8, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/10/2014

Staples 1 subject notebook- $0.17

Staples erasers- $0.96

Staples rulers- $0.25

Staples glue- $0.39

Staples index cards- $0.48

Crayola crayons- $0.50

Staples pencils- $0.68

Slider case- $ 0.75

Staples filler paper or graph paper- $1.76

HammerMill copy paper- $7.99 and get $4 Easy Rebate
Use $1.99 in ad cpn

PaperMate mechanical pencils 5pk- $1

Sharpie Accents 5pk highlighters- $3 and get $3 Easy Rebate

Staples Poly composition notebook- $0.75

Staples composition notebook graph ruled- $1

Staples 1" binder- $3.99
Bring in old binder and get $2 binder recycle credit

Avery 5 tab divider- $0.79

2 pocket folders- $0.15

Staples composition notebook- $0.50

Staples dual dome sharpener- $0.68

Staples filler paper- $0.82

Crayola color pencils- $0.97

Crayola markers- $0.97

Bic mechanical pencils- $1
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Bic Cristal black pens- $1
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS 

Staples glue sticks- $1.25



Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/10/2014

Office Depot or Office Max mechanical pencils- $0.25- Limit 3

PaperMate Injoy pens- $0.25- Limit 3

2 pocket folders- $0.50- Limit 3

Office Depot or Office Max notebook- $0.01 after $5 minimum purchase

Office Depot or Office Max 3 hole punch- $1- Limit 3

Expo Low Odor dry erase markers 4pk- $1- Limit 3

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/10/2014


Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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

PaperMate mechanical pencils, Elmer glue or Wexford 1 subject ntoebook- $0.49

Wexfprd ruler or 2 pocket folder- $1/2

Bookbags or Totes- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE

Oral B Complete toothbrush, Advantage floss picks, Scope mouthwash, Crest toothpaste or Glide floss- $9/3 and get $5 RR
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi soft or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi soft or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.50 Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 07/27 P&G
$1 Scope cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP 

Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/27 P&G

Gatorade- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 6~ Spend $6 and get 1000 points

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

Kraft Mac & Cheese, Easy Mac or Velveeta cups- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Chicken of the Sea sardines or chunk light tuna- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Mars M&Ms or Bites pouches- $8/3 and get 2000 points

Chex Mix, Bugles or Gardettos- $6/4 and get 1000 points
$0.50/2 Green Giant veggie snacks, Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Popped, Xtreme. Bugles, Corn Snacks or Gardetto cpn- 08/03 SS
$0.50/2 Chex Mix, Muddy Buddies, Popped or Xtreme cpn- 06/29 SS 

Lipton Pure Life Tea- $1 and get $1 RR

Ziploc bags or containers- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Ziploc Sliders cpn- 08/10 SS
$1/2 Ziploc bags cpn- 08/10 SS
$1/2 Ziploc bags cpn- 07/13 SS 


Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom, Shout or Windex- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR

Wexford filler paper or Poly composition book- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford highlighters or scissors- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford mechanical pencils or sticky page markers- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford pencils ro compass- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Scrunci jaw clips- $1.99 and get $1 RR

Infusium- $3.99
$2 Infusium cpn- 08/10 SS

Spend $15 on Maybelline cosmetics and get 3000 points
$1 Maybelline shadow or liner cpn- 08/03 RP
$2 Maybelline NY mascara cpn- 08/03 RP
$3 Maybelline NY face cpn- 08/03 RP
$1 Maybelline lip cpn- 08/03 RP

Well Beginnings diaper or trainers- $12/2 and get 2000 points

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 08/10 SS
$2 Mitchum cpn- 07/27 SS 

Herbal Essence or Old Spice bodywash- $7/2 and get 1000 points
$1 Herbal Essence bodywash cpn- 07/27 P&G

Irish Spring or Softsoap bodywash or Irish Spring bar 6pk- $7/2 and get $2 RR
$1 Irish Spring Gear bodywash cpn- 07/27 SS
$1 Irish Spring bar 6pk+ cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.75 Softsoap bodywash cpn- 07/27 SS 

Colgate toothbrush, Optic White or Total Advanced mouthwash- $3.49 and get $2 RR
$2 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/27 SS 

Pert Plus 2in1- $3.99
$1 Pert 2in1 or 3in1 cpn- 08/10 SS

Mars candy- $1/2

Quaker cereal, Kellogg cereal or PopTarts- $1.99
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/3 Kellogg PopTart or mini crisps cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted mini wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/27 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Special K chocolate almond cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rocky Mountain Chocolate Almond cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Rice Kripies Multi Grain shapes cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Krave Smore cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Jif PB cereal cpn- 07/13 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Frosted mini wheats or Touch of Fruit raisin cpn- 07/13 RP

Eggs or Butterball turkey bacon- $1.29

Maxwell House coffee- $6.99 and get 1000 points

Colgate toothbrush- $3 and get $2.50 RR
$0.50 Coglate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS

Wexford dome pencil sharpener or Penway crayons- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Penway colored pencils or markers- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 1 subject notebook, Poly notebook or glue sticks- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford carry case or plastic protractor- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Slider pencil case or shatterproof ruler- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford index cards or case- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 5 tab divider- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Mini stapler, stretchable cover, Fiskar scissors, sharpener, Wexford 1" binder, black pens 3 or 5 subject notebook- $0.99

CVS deals for the week of 08/10/2014

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

To view CVS Coupon Policy- click here:)

Coke 12pk cans- $11/3 and get $2 ECB
 
General Mills cereal- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$1 General Mills Protein Cheerios cpn- 08/03 SS
$1/2 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 08/03 SS
$0.50 General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 07/13 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 07/13 SS

Spend $10 on Revlon cosmetics and get $3 ECB
$2 Revlon foundation, powder, concealer, primer, blush, BB or CC cream cpn- 07/13 SS

Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles- $1.77
$1/2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats cpn- 08/10 SS

Kellogg Frosted Flakes, Krave, Raisin Bran Crunch or Honey Smacks- $1.99
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/03 RP
$1/3 Kellogg Krave, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Honey Smacks or Frosted Mini Wheats cpn- 07/27 RP 

Kleenex- $4/3
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 08/10 SS

Xtra detergent- $1.49

Spend $12 on Frebreze Allergen reducer, sleep serenity diffuser or car clip and get $3 ECB

Spend $20 on Air Wick and get $10 ECB
$1 Air Wick twin refill or 2 single refills cpn- 07/27 SS
$1.50/2 Air Wick Freshmatic refills cpn- 07/27 SS
$1/2 Air Wick candles or wax melts cpn- 07/27 SS 

Fructis- $2.99
$1 Fructis cpn- 08/10 RP
$1 Fructis cpn- 07/13 RP

Spend $8 on Conair or Scunci hair accessories or brushes and get $4 ECB

Speed Stick Gear deodorant- $3.99 and get $2 ECB
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Speed Stick Gear deodorant or body spray cpn- 07/27 SS

Colgate 360 toothbrush, Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3.49 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate manual toothbrush cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/10 SS 

Colgate Optic White toothpaste + pen- $14.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$3 Colgate Optic White toothpaste + pen cpn- 08/10 SS

Active DLites probiotic bar- $1.99 and get  $1.99 ECB

CVS hemorrhoid relief- $5.79 and get $5.79 ECB

CVS acid controller- $6.99 and get $6.99 ECB

CVS antacid tablet- $2.99 and get $2.99 ECB

 CVS gas relief- $7.99 and get $7.99 ECB

CVS PureLax or Milk of Magnesia- $3.99 and get  $3.99 ECB

CVS anti diarrheal- $4.99 and get $4.99 ECB

CVS daily fiber- $9.99 and get $9.99 ECB

Bumble Bee Chunk Light tuna- $0.69- Limit 10

Ajax, Gain or Just the Basics dish liquid- $0.88

Thursday, August 7, 2014

July 2014 Monthly Goals

Let's see how we did with our July 2014 goals:

 1) To not eat out or at least to not pay out of pocket, with the exception of tips. If we want to treat the family to a meal out, we will make sure we have a gift card to cover all of us.
Did fabulous with this.

2) Pay off 2 credit cards
Still working on this- getting closer than we were last month :)

3) Not to use any of our credit cards for 2014. To pay cash for everything.
We did fantastic with this goal and paid cash.

4) To maintain our grocery budget. Our current grocery budget is $400 month for our family of 6. Our goal is to use up to that amount to feed our family healthy nourishing meals.  If we are lucky enough to come under our monthly budget, we will save that amount.
We did ok in July and only went over by $29, which we were able to cover with May's leftover grocery money :)

5) To create a monthly meal plan for our family, to use leftovers more efficiently and to make use of everything in our pantry and freezer.  Try our hand at freezer cooking.
Doing great with meal planning.

6) Lose weight- I need to get motivated to lose this baby weight- my goal is to lose 10 lbs this year.
We really need to be more motivated with this goal.  Getting everything ready to move, we kind of lost sight of exercising and thanks to not watching what I ate, (I mean I always "watch" what I eat, I just didn't always make the healthiest decisions as to what I was putting in my mouth) I now need to lose 15 pounds.   I do not like the fact that it is easier to gain weight than to lose it.  Once we get settled into our new home, we plan to get more motivated to losing the weight we need to lose.

7) Morning devotions, prayer time and more bible reading
Following a bible reading on my church's website:)

8) Monthly date night with hubby- whether we go out or stay at home, pop popcorn and rent a movie
We didn't have a chance to do a date night.  We have a movie gift card, now we need to settle on a date :)


9) To spend quality family time together. With everyones schedule and us running all over creation, I would love to spend more quality time together- no tv- us playing games, talking, enjoying each others company.  I think we are going to claim Saturday's as family fun day:)
The only thing we did in July as far as family fun time, unless you want to count cleaning and packing up the rental as family fun time, was our fabulous 4th of July.  Once we get settled, we need to do more outings.

10) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
Doing great with this and haven't not used the dryer.  I am loving this weather.  I hang the clothes up on clothes racks and next day they are dry:)

11) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
With everything going on, we didn't get a chance to do our monthly projects for a couple of months now :(

How did you do on your July goals?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ 08/09/2014

Lowes will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on August 9th at 10am.  My younger boys love doing them and the older ones love helping the younger ones with their project:)

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.

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:)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 2014 Monthly Spending

Here is where I keep a list of our spending for the month of August.  We have a $400 grocery budget for this month.  We did ok last month and only went over by about $29, which was covered by May's grocery budget leftover:)  This is for everything for our family of 6 and 2 cats.  So, lets see how we do this month:

08/03/2014
$1.92- CVS and got $2 ECB
$3.12- Dollar Tree
$5.67- Publix
$5.67- Winn Dixie
$11.95- Save A Lot
$12.96- BJ's
$18.69- Walmart
$7.25- Farmer Market

08/10/2014
$2.34- CVS and got $3.99 ECB
$3.01- Publix
$14.41- Save A Lot
$22.01- BJ's
$43.10- Walmart
$20.00- Farmer Market
$8.00- Farmer Market

08/17/2014
$2.29- Publix
$11.40- Save A Lot
$14.08- BJ's
$13.16- Walgreens
$46.51- Walmart
$11.00- Farmer's Market

08/24/2014
$2.00- Dollar General
$3.93- CVS and got $5 ECB
$4.69- Publix
$6.36- Dollar Tree
$10.56- BJ's
$14.16- Save A Lot
$58.16- Walmart
$8.00- Farmer Market

$386.40- Running Total for August

$13.60- Left ~ Yea!!  We will add it to the $26.95 leftover grocery budget to use if we need it later :)



Our Shopping Day~ 08/03/2014

We took a break from the cleaning the rental and went grocery shopping.  It was definitely more fun to shop than to clean :) LOL :)

Here are our shopping details:

CVS
$0.99- Snickers
$2.99- Colgate toothbrush
$3.98
-0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn
-0.74 CVS coupon center cpn
-1.00 ECB
$1.92- Total after tax and got $2 ECB back

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Gallon zip bags
$1.00- non zip bags
$1.00- Kidney beans
$3.12- Total after tax

Publix
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$1.35- Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread
$8.10
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
-0.40 Pepperidge Farm frozen bread cpn
$5.67- Total

Winn Dixie
$4.11- Grapes
$1.56- Green beans
$5.67- Total

Save A Lot
$1.98- Spaghetti sauce
$2.99- Oranges
$5.98- Butter
$11.95- Total

BJ's
$1.29- Lettuce
$11.67- (3) gallons skim milk
$12.96- Total

Walmart
$1.97- White Cloud bath tissue
$1.97- White Cloud bath tissue
$2.48- Creamer
$2.72- Lunchmeat
$2.48- Flour
$0.96- Mustard
$0.88- Parsley
$2.98- Natural PB
$2.40- Bananas
$1.58- Brown Sugar
$20.66
-1.97 White Cloud B1G1Free printable cpn
$18.69- Total with tax

Farmer Market
$7.25- Eggs, purple peppers, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

Menu Plan for the week of 08/04/2014

How was your weekend?  We had a great and tiring weekend :)  If I ever had a desire to flip a house or buy one and rent it out, that desire is gone :)  We spent most of the weekend cleaning our rental.  I am so tired and sore and we are still not done.  It is not even that dirty, there are some areas that were covered up and have now been uncovered and need some attention.  At least we are close to being done~ there is a light at the end of the tunnel :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Pancakes X3
Dark Chocolate Granola X3Eggs, blueberry muffins and fruit

Lunch- Our usual
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for me and hubby
Sandwich with homemade bread, grapes and peanuts for everyone else

Dinner
Turkey burgers, Mac & Cheese and green beans
Grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup
Cheeseburger Casserole with peas
Baked Shells with green beans and garlic bread
Cheesy bean dip with tortilla chips and zucchini
Chili
Leftovers

Snacks
Watermelon
Peaches
Carrots
Plums
Raisins
Cheese and crackers
Oranges
Popcorn
Grapes


Friday, August 1, 2014

Staples Back to School deals for the week of 08/03/2014

Hammermill copy plus paper- $7.99 and get $4 Easy Rebate
Use $1.99 in ad cpn

Staples composition book- $0.50

Crayola color pencils- $0.97

2 pocket folder- $0.15

Staples pencils- $0.68

Staples filler paper- $0.82

Crayola markers- $0.97

Staples glue sticks- $1.25

Staples poly notebook- $0.75

Pentel Hi Polymer white erasers- $2 and get $2 Easy Rebate

Staples 1 subject notebook- $0.17

Staples wood ruler- $0.25

Staples glue- $0.39

Staples lined index cards- $0.48

Crayola crayons- $0.50

Slider pencil case- $0.25

Staples pink erasers- $0.96

Bic mechanical pencils- $1

Bic Cristal pens- $1

Office Max/ Office Depot Back to School deals for the week of 08/03/2014

2 hole pencil sharpener- $0.25- Limit 3

Sharpie- $0.25- Limit 5

Office Max or Scholastic glue sticks 4pk- $0.25- Limit 3

Marble composition book- $0.10- Limit 3

Office Depot or Office Max highlighters- $0.50- Limit 3

Crayola crayons- $0.50- Limit 3

Boise X-9 copy paper ream- $6.59 and get $4.59 Mail in Rebate

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/03/2014

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupons
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 may not receive another RR
5) 2 coupons can be used with Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sales :)

Check out Walgreens Coupon Policy here:)

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


Crayola crayons- $0.49- Limit 4

PaperMate pens- $0.29- Limit 6

Purex- $6/2 and get $1 RR
$1 Purex cpn- 08/03 RP

Angel Soft- $3.94
Use $0.50 Walgreens in store cpn
$0.45 Angel Soft cpn- 08/03 RP

Gallon water- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Gatorade- $6/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6 and get 1000 points

Capri Sun- $4/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Capri Sun cpn- 08/03 RP

Mio, Crystal Light or Kool Aid liquid mix- $3 and get $3 RR

Campbells Chicken Noodle or Tomato soup- $0.79 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Glade candle, spray, car scents or wax melts- $5.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$0.55 Glade wax melts cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade Premium room spray cpn- 07/13 SS
$0.55 Glade jar candle cpn- 07/13 SS 

Kleenex- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/13 SS

Palmolive- $0.99
$0.25 Palmolive cpn- 07/27 SS

Renuzit- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
 $0.55/3 Renuzit cpn- 08/13 RP

HP Copy & Print paper- $3.99 and get 1000 points

Wexford mini memo, composition book or 2 pocket folder- $1/6 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Crayola colored pencils or markers- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Elmer glue- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford protractor or index cards- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford 1 subject notebook or tab dividers- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford pens or Dry Erase markers- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford sheet protectors or Sharpie- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 2

Wexford erasers- $1/4 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Plastic supply box or Wexford 2 pocket poly notebook- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Bic Cristal pens- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$1/3 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/03 SS

Wexford mini highlighters- $0.19 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford pencils or construction paper- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Fiskar scissors or pencil sharpener- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Wexford composition book or binder- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wexford pencil sharpener or plastic compass- $0.39 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Pencils- $1/8 with in ad cpn- Limit 8

Got2B Stylers- $3.99 and get $1 RR
$2 Got2B cpn- 08/03 RP

Arrid or Arm & Hammer deodorant- $0.99

Right Guard or Dry Idea- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1.50 Right Guard Xtreme Clear or Clinical Clear cpn- 08/03 RP
$1.50 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme cpn- 08/03 RP
$1.50 Right Guard Xtreme Clear or Clinical Clear cpn- 07/13 RP
$2/2 Right Guard Total Defense 5 or Xtreme cpn- 07/13 RP

Ban- $4/2 and get 1000 points
$0.75 Ban cpn- 08/03 SS

Colgate Slim Soft or 360 tootbrush, Total Advanced toothpaste or mouthwash- $3.49 and get $2 RR
$0.50 Colgate adult or kids toothbrush cpn- 07/27 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn - 07/27 SS

Walgreens pain relief- $5.99 and get 1000 points

Swiss Ultiboost- $14.99 and get 5000 points

Arizona tea or drink- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 6

Hershey candy- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Sunny Smile paper towels or toilet paper- $5/10 with in ad cpn- Limit 10

Crest or Oral B 3D White Dental Care- $6/2 and get $4 RR
$0.50 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Crest rinse cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/13 RP
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 07/13 RP 
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi soft or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/27 P&G
$0.50 Oral B Pulsar, 3D White, ProHealth, Complete, Sensi soft or 2 Indicator or Cavity Defense toothbrush cpn- 07/13 RP

All detergent- $7/2
$2/2 All cpn- 08/03 RP