Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Monthly Spending

Here is where I keep a list of our spending for the month of April.  We have a $400 grocery budget for this month.  We did great last month and had $7.74 left over. This is for everything for our family of 6 and 2 cats.  I am excited to see how we do this month. So, lets see how we do this month:

03/28/2015
$1.50- Big Lots
$14.30- Dollar Tree
$15.59- Publix
$21.12- Save A Lot
$69.28- Walmart
$81.79- Sam's Club

04/04/2015
$2.00- Save A Lot
$3.82- Winn Dixie
$15.47- Walmart
$47.62- Sam's Club

04/12/2015
$1.23- CVS
$5.12- Dollar Tree
$5.79- Winn Dixie
$6.98- Save A Lot
$7.28- Walmart
$27.79- Sam's Club
$6.00- Farmer Market

04/18/2015
$15.62- Sam's Club
$14.33- Walmart
$5.00- Farmer Market

04/26/2015
$4.29- Save A Lot
$7.98- Walmart
$20.11- Sam's Club

$400.01- Grand Total

-$0.01- Over by $0.01~ I will take it.  Not too bad for 5 weeks of grocery shopping :) 

Our Shopping Day~ 03/28/2015

Since there were only 4 days left in March, we decided to combine it with April and make it a 5 week month :)  And you know what happens with our beginning of the month shopping trips :)  We take our April menu for the month and get as many non perishable items as we can.  This makes our beginning shopping trip longer but the rest of the month is a breeze :)

Here are our shopping trip details:

Big Lots
$1.50- Sunflower seeds

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Bagels
$4.00- Black beans
$3.00- Soap refills
$1.00- Gloves
$1.00- Tissues
$4.00- Kidney beans
$14.30- Total with tax

Publix
$6.69- Tahini
$1.69- Barilla Spaghetti
$0.00- Barilla Spaghetti
$1.69- Barilla Spaghetti
$0.00- Barilla Rotini
$1.69- Barilla Rotini
$0.00- Barilla Rotini
$3.83- Coffee Mate coffee creamer
$0.00- Coffee Mate coffee creamer
$15.59- Total

Save A Lot
$2.00- Bread
$4.00- Hamburger buns
$10.95- (5) blocks Cheddar cheese
$0.99- Crackers
$3.18- Sausage
$21.12- Total

Walmart
$2.94- Tortilla Chips
$3.92- Frozen veggies
$14.72- Lots of lentils
$1.98- Almond Creamer
$1.88- Walnuts
$3.12- Northern Beans
$2.98- Parm Cheese
$1.00- Taco shells
$1.38- Brown Rice
$2.16- Bread Crumbs
$5.52- Tortillas
$15.84- Salsa
$11.84- White Wheat Flour
$69.28- Total

Sam's Club
$8.28- Almond Milk
$8.52- Milk
$7.74- Cheese
$11.98- BLSL Chicken
$7.68- Raisins
$13.12- Crushed Tomatoes
$2.38- Lettuce
$8.25- Natural PB
$11.48- Decaf Coffee
$2.36- Eggs
$81.79- Total

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, March 30, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 03/30/2015

As we say Good Bye to March, we say Hello to April :)  Warmer weather :)

We hope everyone had a nice and peaceful weekend.  Last week was pure craziness here, but what else is new?  I was running around like a chicken with her head cut off.  Between crazy work schedules, homeschooling,  youth group, our small group at church, softball practice, softball game and nice big beginning of the month grocery shopping adventure~ I am exhausted.  I am very thankful that this week is slowing down :)  No youth group, no small group and no softball game.  I will take it and hopefully be able to catch up on a little bit of sleep~ I hope :)

When trying to figure out our menu plan for April, I asked the boys for their input,  They insisted on having a bean month.  We haven't had one in a while and our grocery budget could sure use it :)  Let's see if we can pull it off :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Cheerios with raisins and strawberries X2
Applesauce muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins

Lunch
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for myself and hubby when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Lentil Loaf, mashed potatoes and green beans
Lentil burgers with carrots, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes
Lentil & Sausage Soup
Lentil tacos with zuchinni
Lentil & Rice Casserole with green beans
Lentil meatballs with mashed potatoes and peas
Lentil Sloppy Joes with corn

Snacks and desserts
Apples slices
Carrots
Cucumbers
Bananas
Grapes
Popcorn
Strawberries
Chocolate Pixie cookies- from Chocolate Covered Katie cookbook
Sinless Peanut Butter cookies- from Chocolate Covered Katie cookbook

Friday, March 27, 2015

Walgreens deals for the week of 03/29/2015

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.

Russell Stover candy or chocolate- $1/3- Limit 6

Daisy sour cream or Nice cream cheese- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Campbell Cream of Chicken or Mushroom- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
$0.40/4 Campbell Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom cpn- 02/08 SS

Hunts tomato sauce or Butterball chicken broth- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Kellogg cereal, Special K bar or crisps- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Kellogg Rice Krispy cereal cpn- 03/22 RP
$0.7 5 Kellogg Special K chewy bars or brownies cpn- 03/08 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 03/01 RP

Folgers, Maxwell House, Gevalia single serve or Gevalia ground- $5.99 and get 1000 points
$0.50 Maxwell House cpn- 03/29 SS

Nice mushrooms or mandarin oranges- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Armour Vienna Sausage or Van Camp's Pork & Beans- $0.69 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Ziploc- $5.50/2 and get $1 RR

Shout, Windex, wipes, Fantastik, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom or toilet gels- $6.50/2 and get $1.50 RR
$1.50/2 Shout, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Pledge cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Shout cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cpn- 03/15 SS

Dawn- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Puffs- $0.99
$0.25/3 Puffs cpn- 03/29 P&G

Big Roll bathroom tissue or Smile & Save paper towels- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

All detergent- $3.49
$1 All detergent cpn- 03/29 RP
$1 All detergent cpn- 03/01 RP

Glade solid or spray- $3/3 and get $1 RR

Olay body wash or bar- $4.99 and get $1 RR
$1 Olay body wash, bar or lotion cpn- 03/29 P&G
$1 Olay body wash, bar or lotion cpn- 03/01 P&G
$3/2 Olay body wash or bar cpn- 03/01 P&G

Crest toothpaste, ProHealth mouthwash, Oral B 3D White gloss picks or Glide floss- $9/3 and get $3 RR
$3/3 Crest toothpaste, rinse. Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/29 P&G
$1.50/2 Crest toothpaste, rinse. Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/29 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 03/15 RP
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Oral B floss or picks cpn- 03/01 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 02/15 RP 

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 03/29 SS

Listerine- $4.49
$1 Listerine cpn- 03/29 RP

CVS deals for the week of 03/29/2015

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:) 

M&M's- $12/4 and get $4 ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/22 RP
$1 M&M cpn- 03/22 RP 
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08 RP

Hershey kisses, eggs, minis or Cadbury mini eggs- $9/3 and get $2 ECB
$2/3 Hershey kisses, Reese's, minis, eggs, Cadbury or Whoppers cpn- 03/22 RP

Easter Mars chocolate, Dove solid bunny, eggs, Promises or chocolate dipped fruit- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/22 RP
$1 M&M cpn- 03/22 RP 
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08 RP

Maxwell House coffee- $6.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50  Maxwell House cpn- 03/29 SS

Buy 2 Cheerios and 1 gallon of milk and get $2 ECB
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/22 SS
$0.75 Protein Cheerios cpn- 03/01 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 02/22 SS

Arm & Hammer laundry detergent- $7/2
$1/2 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 03/29 SS

All detergent- $3.50
$1 All detergent cpn- 03/29 RP
$1 All detergent cpn- 03/01 RP 

Listerine Total Care, UltraClean, Antispetic, Zero or floss- $4.49
$1 Listerine cpn- 03/29 RP

Spend $15 on Loreal cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$1 Loreal eye cpn- 03/22 RP
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 03/15 RP 

Spend $12 on Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye and get $4 ECB
$1 Maybelline Fit Me or foundation, powder, concealer, blush, bronzer or primer cpn- 03/29 RP

Buy 2 Physicians Formula cosmetics and get $10 ECB

Spend $10 on NYC cosmetics and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1 NYC lip or nail cpn- 03/29 RP

Buy 2 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$1.50 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, top coat or value pack cpn- 03/08 RP

Spend $12 on CVS hair care and get $4 ECB

Mitchum- $2.99
$1 Mitchum cpn- 03/29 SS

Spend $10 on Essence of Beauty body or bath and get $3 ECB

Spend $12 on CVS bar, liquid, hand soap or body wash and get $4 ECB

Bic disposable razors- $6.88 and get $2 ECB
$2 Bic disposable cpn- 03/29 SS

Colgate Max, Total, 2in1, kids or 360 toothbrush- $2.99 and get $1.50 ECB- limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/22 SS

Colgate Total Whitening, Optic White Express White or Sensitive toothpaste- $7.88/2 and get $4 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/22 SS 

Arm & Hammer Spin Brush or refills- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Arm & Hammer Spin Brush cpn- 03/29 SS

Act rinse or dry mouth lozenges- $3.99
$1 Act rinse cpn- 03/29 SS

Tampax Pearl, Radiant, Always Radiant or Infinity- $3.99
$0.50 Tampax cpn- 03/29 P&G
$1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/29 P&G
$0.50 Tampax cpn- 03/01 P&G
$2 Tampax Pearl or Radiant cpn- 03/01 P&G
$1 Always Radiant or Infinity cpn- 03/29 P&G
$0.50 Always Pads or wipes cpn- 03/29 P&G
$1 Always Radiant or Infinity cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Always pads or wipes cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Always Discreet- $3.99
$2 Always Discreet cpn- 03/29 P&G
$3 Always Discreet cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Just the Basics paper towel single roll- $1.29
Use $0.5 CVS Coupon Center cpn


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Review & Giveaway

Experience the luxury of the Boutique Collection with new Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap.
New Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap is the newest member of the Dial Boutique Collection hand soap line, bringing luxury to your hand washing experience.  With an indulgent scent inspired by freshly cut Sugar Cane, this premium formula with gentle micro scrubbers cleanses deeply while moisturizing and smoothing skin.  Micro scrubbers help gently remove dirt from your hands to leave them feeling smooth and refreshed.

I am really liking this new Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub hand soap.  Wow, that is a mouthful to say :)  I wash my hands constantly through out the day.  Most times, especially during the winter, my poor hands get cracked and hurt due to my constant hand washing.  This hand soap is nice and moisturizing.  The scent is nice and light, it is almost like a sugary vanilla- yummy :)  I love how you can feel the micro scrubbers gently scrubbing your hands as you wash them.

Dial was so nice to send me 3 coupons good for FREE Dial hand washing products to bless my wonderful readers with.  They sent me a coupon good for a FREE bottle of Dial Complete Omega Moisture foaming hand wash, a FREE Dial liquid hand soap coupon and a FREE Dial Boutique Collection Sugar Cane hand soap :)

Entering my coupon giveaway is super easy.  Just leave me a comment below with your email address and Voila! you are entered :)

This giveaway will end on April 2, 2015. Winners will be selected using random.org and notified by email.

**The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Scrub hand wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions expressed here are my very own**

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Coupon Winners

Thanks to all who entered my Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash coupon giveaway :)

Since there were only 5 entries into the coupon giveaway, I took the names, wrote them on a sticky note and put them in a cup.
I let 3 of the boys pick out a name.

Here are the names they picked out:

Plain Jane Photography
Abby
Cheryl

Congrats.  I will send an email shorty :)

Our Shopping Day~ 03/21/2015

Wow this week has been go here, go there.  I have been buzzing around like crazy and its only Wednesday.  The rest of the week is going to be just as crazy :(  I wanted to post this post last night but we got home late and I was just too exhausted.

Here are our shopping trip details for this week:

Save A Lot
$1.00- Bread
$2.00- Hamburger buns
$2.19- Sausage
$5.19- Total

Walmart
$1.84- Lentils
$1.96- Frozen veggies
$2.76- Tortillas
$0.97- Spic & Span
$0.97- Window Cleaner
$8.62- Total


Winn Dixie
$3.99- Hormel Pepperoni
$0.00- Hormel Pepperoni
$4.00- Corn
$4.49- Apples
$0.00- Apples
$2.00- Mushrooms
$1.87- Asparagus
$16.35- Total

Sam's
$8.52- (3) gallons milk
$11.98- Tilapia
$2.38- Lettuce
$1.46- Bananas
$2.36- Eggs
$4.73- Grapes
$15.49- Ground Beef
$46.92
-2.50 Tilapia Instant Value Sams cpn
$44.42- Total

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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 03/23/2015

I can't believe that March will soon be over and April will be here.  I am not sure about you but it seems this year is flying by way too fast :(

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Cheerios with raisins and strawberries X2
Banana Bread muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins

Lunch
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for myself and hubby when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Lentil & Sausage Soup
Cheeseburger Pasta with peas
Quesidillas with carrots and cucumbers
Spaghetti with garlic bread and green beans
Tilapia, rice and peas
Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob
Lentil Sloppy Joes with green beans

Snacks
Apples slices
Carrots
Cucumbers
Bananas
Grapes
Popcorn
Strawberries
Apple Crisp

Friday, March 20, 2015

Walgreens deals for the week of 03/22/2015

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.

Purex- $1.99

Milk- $2.99- Limit 2

Colgate toothpaste- $3.00 and get $2.50 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/22 SS

Easter grass- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Easter tumblers- $1/5 with in ad cpn- Limit 10

Animal Shaped Easter Egg Kit- $12.99 and get 3000 points

Paas Easter Egg Kit- $1.99 and get 1000 points

Spend $10 on Resolve, Lysol Neutra Air, wipes, kitchen, bathroom, all purpose or toilet and get $2 RR
$0.50 Resolve stain or high traffic foam cpn- 03/22 SS
$1 Resolve deep clean cpn- 03/22 SS
$2 Resolve carpet cleaner solution cpn- 03/22 SS 

Xtra detergent- $1.49
$1/2 Xtra detergent, Nice & Fluffy fabric softeners or SureShot laundry paks cpn- 02/22 SS

Glade Plug In refill 2 pack, Automatic spray refill or Alternating Starter Kit- $4.99 and get $1 RR
$1.25 Glade Plug In twin pack or 2 single packs cpn- 03/08 SS
$1 Glade cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Glade Automatic refill or Sense & Spray twin refill cpn- 03/08 SS

$1 Glade cpn- 02/08 SS 

Nice tissues or Kleenex- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 03/08 SS

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

Nice cups or Smile & Save plates- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Nice toilet tablet or Ajax cleanser- $1/2 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Softsoap hand soap or body wash- $2.99 and get $1 RR
$1.50 Softsoap Fresh & Glow body wash cpn- 03/22 SS
$1 Softsoap hand soap or refill cpn- 03/22 SS 

Dove advanced care deodorant- $4.99
$2 Dove Women dry spray or advanced care cpn- 03/22 SS

Tresemme- $4.99
$2 Tresemme Wash & care cpn- 03/22 RP
$2 Tresemme styler cpn- 03/22 RP 

Brut or Sure- $1.99
$1 Brut cpn- 03/22 SS
$1 Sure cpn- 03/22 SS 

Suave Professionals or kid hair- $2.99
$1/2 Suave kids cpn- 03/22 RP

Energizer Eco Advanced- $10.99 and get 2000 points
$1.50 Energizer Eco Advanced cpn- 03/01 SS

CVS deals for the week of 03/22/2015

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:) 

M&M's, mars chocolate minis, bunnies, Dove Easter chocolate eggs or solid bunny- $6/2 and get $2  ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/22 RP
$1 M&M's cpn- 03/22 RP
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08/ RP
Buy M&M's and get M&M Crispy single FREE cpn- 02/15 RP 

Hershey kisses, eggs, minis or Cadbury mini eggs- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$2/3 Hershey kisses, Reese's, minis, eggs, Cadbury or Whopper cpn- 03/22 SS

Palmolive- $0.99- Limit 6
$0.25 Palmolive cpn- 03/22 SS

Spend $15 on Maybelline and get $5 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1 Maybelline shadow or liner cpn- 03/01 RP
$2 Maybelline mascara cpn- 03/01 RP 

Spend $10 on American Greetings Easter bunny or cards and get $3 ECB

Keebler cookies or Cheez It- $4/2 and get $1 ECB
$0.50/2 Keebler cookies cpn- 02/15 RP

Duracell- $4.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50 Duracell cpn- 03/01 P&G

Spend $15 on Sally Hansen and get $5 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 
$1.50 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color, top coat or value pack cpn- 03/08 RP

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 
$3 Cover Girl UltraSmooth foundation cpn- 03/01 P&G
$3 Cover Girl lashblast mascara cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $5 ECB- Limit 6
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 
$2 Revlon Gold series or Marchesa beauty tool cpn- 03/15 SS
$1 Revlon beauty tool cpn- 03/15 SS
$1 Revlon beauty tool cpn- 03/01 SS 

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $6 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Spend $12 on Beauty 360 cosmetic brushes or implements and get $4 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Spend $15 on MUA Make Up Academy and get $4 ECB
Use $5/15 Cosmetic purchase CVS Coupon Center cpn 

Spend $15 on Essence or Beauty body care, fragrances or bath and get $5 ECB

Softsoap body wash or hand soap- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$1.50 Softsoap Fresh & Glow body wash cpn- 03/22 SS
$1 Softsoap hand soap or refill cpn- 03/22 SS 

Spend $10 on Irish Spring body wash or bar and get $5 ECB
$1.50 Irish Spring Signature Men or Gear body wash or bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 03/08 SS 

Sure or Brut- $2 and get $1 ECB
$1 Sure cpn- 03/22 SS
$1 Brut cpn- 03/22 SS

Spend $15 on Crest Complete toothpaste, 2 pack toothbrushes, Oral B manual toothbrush, Oral B Glide, complete or super floss and get $7 ECB- Limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Oral B manual toothbrush cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Oral B Glide floss or picks cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Oral B manual or power toothbrush cpn- 02/01 P&G 

Colgate toothpaste- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/22 SS

Spend $10 on CVS tampons and get $2 ECB

CVS Jumbo diapers or training pants- $6.99 and get $2 ECB

Playtex Gentle or Sport- $7.99 and get$3 ECB
$1 Playtex Gentle, Sport, pads, liners or combos cpn- 03/08 SS

Nature Made Vitamelts- $8.49 and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Nature made cpn- 03/08 SS

Buy Nature Made adult gummies and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Nature Made cpn- 03/08 SS

Nature Valley, Fiber One bars or General Mills cereal- $9/3 and get $3 ECB
$0.50 Nature Valley Nut Crisp cpn- 03/22 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 03/22 SS
$0.50 Fiber One Struesel bar cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50/2 Nature Valley bars, thins, squares or biscuits cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 03/01 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 02/22 SS  
$0.75 Nature Valley Nut Crisp cpn- 02/22 SS
$0.50/2 General Mills Fiber One bar or Nature Valley Granola cpn- 02/22 SS
$0.50/2 Nature Valley bars, thins, squares or Fiber One cpn- 02/08 SS
$0.50/2 General Mills Fiber One bar or Nature Valley Granola cpn- 02/08 SS

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Adventures in Container Gardening

Our last container garden update was a sad one.  We had lost most of our container plants thanks to some freezing weather :(  We were curious to see what the last 2 container plants were going to do.

Now that the weather has warmed up, it seems our lonely last 2 plants are soaking up the rays, especially the cherry tomato plant.
Cherry Tomato plant really taking off now :)
Green Pepper plant
Little Michael picking the ripe cherry tomatoes
Try not to be too sad for our container garden graveyard.
We are super excited that soon, we will be emptying out the containers, refilling them and replanting.  Keep your fingers crossed that this garden season will be better than last.  Each garden season is unique and provides its own learning moments.  We love it and will keep you all informed as to what is going on in our adventures in container gardening :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Our Family Fun Saturday

On our last Family Fun Saturday, we went out to Calusa Nature Center.  I had gotten a couple of emails from them describing their newest additions, updates and Planetarium shows.  The boys were excited and really wanted to visit, so we did :)

They are still working on areas of the property, so many animal habitats were not ready.  We did find out that Al & Ally Alligators habitat had been cleaned and boy did they look happy :)  I was quite happy that their butterfly garden had more butterflies than the lonely 1 when I last visited.  The boys were happy to discover a scavenger hunt sheet.  They worked real hard trying to find all the items on the sheet.

Here are some pictures of our visit:
Al & Ally enjoying their nice clean habitat- don't they looked happy?
One of Al & Ally's babies grew quite a bit from our last visit
Owl
Scavenger Hunt
This trail looks so magical :)
Turtles
Someone tried to come home with me :)
We had a blast and are hoping that more of their projects will be completed by our next visit.  Nathan really enjoyed the new Planetarium programs.  I can't wait to see where our next Family Fun Saturday will take us :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our Shopping Day~ 03/14/2015

I am so happy that with a quick trip to Lowes last night and a wonderful $5 part, our toilet is fully operational.  Aren't you glad you now know that~ LOL :)  With 4 boys, I am very blessed that we have 3 bathrooms :)  But we are supposed to be talking about our shopping trip and what we bought.  So, here you go:

Our shopping trip details:

Big Lots
$1.50- Sunflower seeds for my oatmeal

Dollar Tree
$2.12- Gallon zip bags and microfiber towels

Save A Lot
$3.00- Bread and hamburger buns

Publix
$5.00- Strawberries
$1.99- Mushrooms
$4.99- Daiya Shredded Cheddar
$11.98- Total

Walmart
$1.98- Silk creamer
$1.98- Silk creamer
$4.90- Frozen veggies
$2.76- Cauliflowr
$1.88- Walnuts
$1.98- Mild sausage
$15.48- Total

Sam's Club
$2.36- Eggs
$5.68- (2) gallons milk
$1.98- Coleslaw
$2.38- Lettuce
$1.99- Organic bananas
$4.73- Grapes
$19.12- Total

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

Monday, March 16, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 03/16/2015

How was your weekend?  Our weekend was great, nothing too exciting.  This morning, however, seemed to have all the excitement.  Hubby told me that the toilet was broken and the television started acting up.  Oh no, how will the boys survive with no tv??  LOL.  They were fine and found other things to occupy them.  They actually discovered that they had toys that they hadn't seen for a while in their closet :)


Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Cheerios with raisins and strawberries X2
Banana Bread muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins

Lunch
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for myself and hubby when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Noodle Soup
Turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans
Tortilla pizzas with cucumber and carrots
Spaghetti with garlic bread and green beans
Cauliflower Alfredo over pasta with peas
Egg Roll in a bowl with carrots and cucumbers
Lentil burgers with corn

Snacks
Apples slices
Carrots
Cucumbers
Bananas
Grapes
Popcorn
Strawberries


Friday, March 13, 2015

Walgreens deals for the week of 03/15/2015

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.

Russell Stover chocolate or candy- $0.39- Limit 6

General Mills cereal or Kellogg PopTarts- $1.99
$0.75 General Mills Protein Cheerios cpn- 03/01 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 03/01 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 02/22 SS 

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh or Era Active- $2.99
$0.50 Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 03/15 RP
$1/2 Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 03/15 RP

$0.50 Bounce or Downy sheets, Era or Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 02/15 RP
$1/2 Bounce or Downy sheets, Era or Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 02/15 RP
$0.50 Era detergent cpn- 03/15 RP
$1/2 Era detergent cpn- 03/15 RP


Lindsay Olives- $1.29 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Campbell Chicken Noodle, Tomato soup or Swanson Chicken Broth- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3
$0.40/4 Campbell Chicken Noodle, Tomato or Cream of Mushroom cpn- 02/08 SS
$0.50/5 Campbell Condensed soup cpn- 01/11 SS 

Bumble Bee White Chicken or Chicken of the Sea Chunk White tuna- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Windex Touch Up, Scrubbing Bubbles Vanish drop ins, shower, bathroom or Fresh Brush refills- $7/2 and get $2 RR
$1.50/2 Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Pledge cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles cpn- 03/15 SS

Windex, wipes, Shout, Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom, Fantastik or toilet gels- $6.50/2 and get $1 RR
$1.50/2 Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Pledge cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Shout cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner cpn- 03/15 SS
$1.50/2 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose cleaner cpn- 03/15 SS  

Glade candle, Plug In refill, wax melts or spray- $6/2 and get $2 RR
$1 Glade cpn- 03/08 SS
Buy Glade Plug In twin refill and get Plug In warmer FREE cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25 Glade Plug In twin refill or 2 single refill cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25/2 Glade jar candle cpn- 03/08 SS
$1/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 02/08 SS
Buy Glade Plug In twin refill and get Plug In warmer FREE cpn- 02/08 SS
$1/2 Glade jar candles cpn- 02/08 SS 

Ajax or Scotch Brite Heavy Duty sponge- $0.89with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Nature Made adult gummies- $6.99 and get 1000 points
$2/2 Nature Made cpn- 03/08 SS

Nature Made Vitamelts- $4.99 and get 3000 points
$2/2 Nature Made cpn- 03/08 SS 

Excedrin Extra Strength, Tension, Mild Headache or Migrane- $20/2 and get 10000 points

Well Beginnings jumbo diapers, sleep or training pants- $12/2 and get 2000 points

Crest ProHealth mouthwash, toothbrush or 3D White toothpaste- $2.99 and get $1 RR
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 03/15 RP
$0.50 Crest ProHealth stages, ProHealth for Me,kids toothpaste or rinse cpn- 03/15 RP
$1 Crest 3D White or ProHealth toothpaste cpn- 03/15 RP
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/01 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 02/15 RP
$1 Crest 3D White or ProHealth toothpaste cpn- 02/15 RP 

Schick disposable razors- $7.99
$3 Schick disposable razor cpn- 03/15 SS

Colgate toothbrush, toothpaste or mouthwash- $7/2 and get $3 RR
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate kids toothpaste cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate kids toothbrush cpn- 03/08 SS

Pure Silk or Barbasol- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

Wisk or Sun detergent- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
$1 Wisk cpn- 03/15 SS

Dawn- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/01 P&G 

CVS deals for the week of 03/15/2015

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:) 

1 Day ONLY CVS Coupons and Deals:
Sunday- NYX lip- $3.88
Use $3.00 CVS Coupon Center cpn
Monday- Loreal Preference mouse color- $13.99
Use $5.00 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$3 Loreal Preference mouse or glam light color cpn- 03/08 SS
Tuesday- CVS lip treatment- $1.65
Use $0.70 CVS Coupon Center cpn
Wednesday- Select body wash- $1.88
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
Thursday- CVS cotton- $1.99
Use $1.99 CVS Coupon Center cpn
Friday- Loreal Ever- $12/2
$2 Loreal Ever cpn- 03/15 RP
$4/2 Loreal Ever cpn- 03/15 RP 
Use $4 CVS Coupon Center cpn
Saturday- Sally Hansen Complete salon manicure- $7.79
Use $3 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $10 on Sally Hansen and get $4 ECB
$1.50 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel color, top coat or value pack cpn- 03/08 RP

Tide Simply Clean & Fresh- $2.99
$0.50 Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 03/15 RP
$1/2 Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 03/15 RP

$0.50 Bounce or Downy sheets, Era or Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 02/15 RP
$1/2 Bounce or Downy sheets, Era or Tide Simply Clean & Fresh cpn- 02/15 RP

Spend $15 on Loreal lip, foundation, powder, blush, concealer or eye and get $5 ECB
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 03/15 RP

Hershey kisses, eggs, minis or Cadbury mini eggs- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$1.50/3 Whoppers, Jolly Ranchers, Cadbury, Reese's, Hershey minis, kisses or eggs cpn- 02/22 SS

Spend $10 on American Greetings cards or Easter bunny and get $3 ECB

7 Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist 12pk cans- $11/3 and get $4 ECB

Spend $9 on the following and get $3 ECB:
Glade spray- $1
Glade Sense & Spray, Plug In, Automatic spray kit or 2ct refills- $5
$1 Glade cpn- 03/08 SS
Buy Glade Plug In twin refill and get Plug In warmer FREE cpn- 03/08 SS
$3 Glade Automatic Spray starter cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Glade Automatic spray refill or Sense & Spray twin refill cpn- 03/08 SS 
Glade fabric, S&S refill, wax melts, candle or Plug in refills- $3
$1 Glade cpn- 03/08 SS
Buy Glade Plug In twin refill and get Plug In warmer FREE cpn- 03/08 SS
$3 Glade Automatic Spray starter cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Glade Automatic spray refill or Sense & Spray twin refill cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25 Glade Plug In twin refill or 2 single refill cpn- 03/08 SS
$1.25/2 Glade jar candle cpn- 03/08 SS
$1/2 Glade wax melts cpn- 02/08 SS
Buy Glade Plug In twin refill and get Plug In warmer FREE cpn- 02/08 SS
$1/2 Glade jar candles cpn- 02/08 SS 

Snuggle or Wisk- $4.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Wisk cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Snuggle cpn- 02/08 SS

Spend $9 on Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Shout and get $3 ECB
$1.50/2 Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles or Pledge cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Windex cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Shout cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles cpn- 03/15 SS
$0.50 Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaner cpn- 03/15 SS
$1.50/2 Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose cleaner cpn- 03/15 SS 

Spend $15 on Hefty food or trash bags and get $5 ECB
$1 Hefty trash bags cpn- 01/04 RP

Spend $9 on Ziploc and get $3 ECB
$1/2 Ziploc containers cpn- 01/11 SS
$1/2 Ziploc bags cpn- 01/11 SS 

Renuzit- $4/4 and get $1 ECB

Spend $12 on Almay and get $4 ECB

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $6 ECB
$1 Revlon beauty tool cpn- 03/01 SS

Spend $15 on Cover Girl foundation, powder, blush or concealer and get $5 ECB
$3 Cover Girl Ultrasmooth foundation cpn- 03/01 P&G
$3 Cover Girl Lashblast mascara cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Dial body wash or bar 6pk- $8/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Tone bar, Dial or Men bar, Foaming hand soap, deep cleansing hand soap or hand soap refills cpn- 03/01 RP
$1/2 Dial or Men body wash, bar, lotion, kids, baby or Acne Control cpn- 03/01 RP

Softsoap body wash- $7/2 and get $4 ECB

Nivea lip care- $5/2
$3/2 Nivea lip care cpn- 03/15 SS

Coppertone- $8.99 and get $2 ECB

Schick disposable razor- $6.99
$3 Schick disposable razor cpn- 03/15 SS

Spend $10 on Colgate Optic White and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 03/08 SS
$3 Colgate Optic White toothbrush + Pen cpn- 02/22  SS 

Colgate Total, Max Fresh, Enamel Health toothpaste, Total mouthwash or Colgate toothbrush- $2.99 and get $1.50 ECB- limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel Health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 03/08 SS

Spend $12 on Tena and get $4 ECB

Stayfree or Carefree- $9/3 and get $3 ECB
$1 Stayfree cpn- 02/08 SS
$0.50 Carefree cpn- 02/08 SS 

Spend $10 on Visine and get $5 ECB

Peroxi Clear- $7.99 and get $2 ECB

Bausch & Lomb Alaway- $9.99 and get $2ECB

Spend $10 on Benadryl, Aveeno anti itch, Band Aid or Neosporin and get $3 ECB
$2/2 Aveeno cpn- 03/08 SS

Sundown natural gummies- $7 and get $4 ECB
$2 Sundown gummies cpn- 03/15 RP
$3/2 Sundown gummies cpn- 01/25 RP 

Tide or Gain- $11.94 and get $3 ECB
$1/2 Tide, Boost, To go, machine cleaner, Downy or Bounce cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Tide, Boost, To go, machine cleaner, Downy or Bounce cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Crest ProHealth rinse, ProHealth or 3D White toothpaste- $3 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 03/15 RP
$0.50 Crest ProHealth stages, ProHealth for Me,kids toothpaste or rinse cpn- 03/15 RP
$1 Crest 3D White or ProHealth toothpaste cpn- 03/15 RP
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/01 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 02/15 RP
$1 Crest 3D White or ProHealth toothpaste cpn- 02/15 RP 

Easter M&M's- $5/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08 RP
Buy M&M's and get M&M Crispy single FREE cpn- 02/15 RP 

Cheerios- $1.88- Limit 6
$0.75 Protein Cheerios cpn- 03/01 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 02/22 SS 

Milk- $3.79 and get $1 ECB- Limit 2

Progresso- $1.49
Use $0.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50/3 Progresso cpn- 02/01 SS

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99- Limit 6
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.50 Dawn Hand Renewal, Power Clean, Bleach Alternative or Oxi cpn- 03/01 P&G 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Review & Giveaway

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash is infused with caring Marula oil for beautifully, soft skin.  This new body wash is formulated with Micro Oil Technology for a luxurious, clean rinsing lather that leaves skin feeling clean, soft and smooth.

Caring oils are a major trend in hair care and cosmetics.  Dial is bringing these trendy oils to your shower.

Learn more at the Dial website and on their Facebook page.
I am in love with Dial Miracle Oil body wash.  It is like a mini spa in a bottle.  I have super dry skin all the time but especially in the winter months.  My poor feet look so dry and cracked.

I decided to give Dial Miracle Oil a try.  I am hooked, this body wash is amazing.  It has a nice light scent and seems to leave a nice drenching layer on your skin.  I haven't had to put on body lotion in a week.  I can no longer "write" on my arm with my fingernails :)  My poor tired dry feet are visibly looking a lot better especially my heels :)

How would you like to try Dial Miracle Oil body wash and give your skin some love?  I am so blessed that Dial has given my 3 coupons good for a FREE bottle of Dial Miracle Oil body wash to bless my wonderful readers with.

To enter to win 1 of these coupons, simply leave me a comment below with your email address, so I can contact you if you win.

This giveaway will end on March 20, 2015. Winners will be selected using random.org and notified by email.

**The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil body wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all opinions expressed here are my very own**

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lowe's Build & Grow Clinic~ 03/14/2015

Lowe's will be hosting a Build & Grow Clinic on March 14, 2015 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.  The boys are loving these monster trucks :)
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, March 10, 2015

Our Shopping Day~ 03/07/2015

Even with our chaotic schedule with softball practice, softball game, planning around Christopher's work schedule and a field trip, somehow we managed to squeeze in grocery shopping.  Thankfully, with a light list we were able to get it all done before lunch on Saturday :)

Here are the details of our shopping trip:

Publix
$2.50- Almond Breeze milk
$2.50- Almond Breeze Chocolate almond milk- Mmmm
$3.63- International Delight coffee creamer
$0.00- International Delight coffee creamer
$8.63- Total

Walmart
$1.98- Applesauce
$0.98- Pretzels
$0.98- Tortilla Chips
$2.34- Sour Cream
$2.94- Frozen veggies
$3.88- Cat Food
$13.34- Total with tax

Save A Lot
$3.00- Bread
$3.18- Strawberries
$11.15- Pork Picnic
$17.33- Total

Sam's
$2.98- Mushrooms
$4.73- Red Grapes
$4.38- Bananas
$2.98- Potatoes
$7.78- Heinz Ketchup 3pk
$5.68- Cheerios
$10.98- Dino Buddies
$8.52- (3) gallons milk
$11.98- Parm Tilapia
$60.01
-2.50 Dino Buddies Instant Value cpn
-2.00 Heinz Ketchup Instant Value cpn
-2.00- Cheerios Instant Value cpn
-2.50 Parm Tilapia Instant Value cpn
$51.01- Total

Farmer Market
$8.50 for Zucchinis, Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and asparagus

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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 03/09/2015

We hope everyone had a nice weekend.  We had a nice weekend that included a softball game, a trip to the Farmer's Market, grocery shopping and a field trip all while shuttling Chris back and forth to work :)  Fun and busy.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Cheerios with raisins and strawberries X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins

Lunch
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for myself and hubby when he is home
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Chicken Noodle Soup
Beef Stroganoff with green beans
Easy Cheesy Bean dip with tortilla chips, carrots and cucumbers
Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread
Parm Tilapia with brown rice and corn
Dinner at church- Respite Night :)
Chicken Veggie potato bake

Snacks
Apples slices
Carrots
Cucumbers
Bananas
Grapes
Popcorn
Strawberries

Friday, March 6, 2015

Walgreens deals for the week of 03/08/2015

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.

Milk- $3.19 -Limit 2

Kellogg cereal- $5/2 and get 1000 points
Buy 3 Kellogg Raisin Bran and get $1.50 off milk cpn- 03/01 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 03/01 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Protein Brown Sugar Crunch cereal cpn- 02/15 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Special K Gluten Free cpn- 02/15 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Raisin Bran with Cranberries cpn- 02/15 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Froot Bloopers cereal cpn- 02/15 RP
$0.70 Kellogg Disney Frozen cereal cpn- 02/15 RP 

Nabisco Belvita, General Mills bars, brownies, cookies or thins- $5/2 and get 1000 points
$0.50 General Mills Fiber One cookies cpn- 02/22 SS

Ruffles or Doritos- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Pringles- $5/3 and get 1000 points

Combos- $3/2 and get 1000 points

Stride or Trident- $2/3 and get 1000 points

Pine Sol, Formula 409, Tilex Daily, Clorox wipes or toilet cleaner- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Palmolive- $0.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Suavital fabric softener or Smile & Save laundry detergent- $1.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Nice foil or Glad cling wrap- $1.99 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Soft Soap bodywash or hand soap- $3.49 and get $1.50 RR
$0.75 Softsoap bodywash cpn- 02/22 SS

Suave- $6/2 and get 2000 points
$3/2 Suave hair cpn- 03/08 SS 

Spend $10 on Listerine mouthwash, White rinse or floss and get 3000 points

Colgate Total Advanced mouthwash, 360 Clean toothbrush or toothpaste- $3.99 and get $1.50 RR
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate kids toothpaste cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/01 SS 
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 03/08 SS
$1 Colgate 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush cpn- 02/22 SS

Domino or C&H sugar or Equal- $1.89 with in ad cpn- Limit 3

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

Smile & Save paper towels or big roll bathroom tissue- $0.49 with in ad cpn- Limit 4

Puffs or nice tissues- $0.99

Irish Spring bar or bodywash- $7/2 and get $3 RR
$1.50 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash or bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring 6pk bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bodywash cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash cpn- 02/22 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bar cpn- 02/22 SS 

CVS deals for the week of 03/08/2014

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:) 

Hershey Easter kisses, eggs, minis or Cadbury mini eggs- $5/2 and get $1 ECB
$1.50/3 Whoppers, Jolly Ranchers, Cadbury, Reese's, Hershey kisses, minis or eggs cpn- 02/22 SS

Buy 2 Maybelline cosmetics and get $5 ECB
$1 Maybelline shadow or liner cpn- 03/01 RP
$2 Maybelline mascara cpn- 03/01 RP

Spend $10 on Listerine, Reach, Rembrandt or Listerine floss and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen cosmetic and get $4 ECB
$1.50 Sally Hanson Miracle Gel color, top coat or value pack cpn- 03/08 RP

Spend $12 on Beauty 360 cosmetic brushes or tools and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on Physicians Formula and get $7 ECB

Spend $10 on Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics, personal cleansing, hair or face care and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Almay and get $4 ECB

Almay eye- $5.99 and get $3 ECB

Spend $12 on CVS PreVentin-AT and get $4 ECB

Irish Spring, Gear bodywash or bar- $7/2 and get $2 ECB
$1.50 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash or bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring 6pk bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bodywash cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash cpn- 02/22 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bar cpn- 02/22 SS 


Irish Spring Signature for Men bodywash or bar- $4 and get $1 ECB
$1.50 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash or bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring 6pk bar cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bodywash cpn- 03/08 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bodywash cpn- 02/22 SS
$2 Irish Spring Signature or Gear bar cpn- 02/22 SS


Spend $12 on CVS personal cleansing, sun or lotion and get $4 ECB

Speed Stick Gear- $3.99 and get $1 ECB
$0.50 Speed Stick cpn- 03/08 SS
Buy 1 Speed Stick Gear deodorant or body spray and get 1 FREE cpn- 03/08 SS 

Speed Stick - $6/2 and get $3.50 ECB
$0.50 Speed Stick cpn- 03/08 SS

Colgate Enamel Health, Optic White toothpaste or toothbrush- $6/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/01 SS

Colgate battery toothbrush- $6 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Max, Total, 2in1 or kids- $2.99 and get $1 ECB- limit 2
$1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Enamel health, Max Fresh or Sensitive cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate kids toothpaste cpn- 03/08 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 03/01 SS

Colgate Total or Optic White rinse- $5.99 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Colgate mouthwash or rinse cpn- 03/08 SS

Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport- $7.99 and get $3 ECB
$1 Playtex Gentle Glide, Sport tampons, pads, liners or combo packs cpn- 03/08 SS

Crest Sensi toothpaste, brush, rinse or Oral B Glide Sensi floss- $4.79 and get $2 ECB- limit 2
$0.75 Crest toothpaste cpn- 03/01 P&G
$0.75 Crest rinse cpn- 03/01 P&G
$1 Crest rinse cpn- 02/15 RP 

Dulcolax or DulcoEase- $5.99 and get $1 ECB- Limit 3
$3/2 Dulcolax cpn- 03/08 SS
$3/2 DulcoEase cpn- 03/08 SS 

Spend $12 on Bengay and get $4 ECB

Halls- $3/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Halls cpn- 02/08 SS

Similasan eye or ear- $9.99 and get $3 ECB
$4 Similasan eye drops cpn- 03/08 SS

Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles- $1.99

Brookside pouches- $3.99
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.75 Brookside Crunchy cpn- 01/18 SS
$1/2 Brookside chocolate cpn- 01/18 SS 

Stride sugar free gum- $3/3 and get $1 ECB

Spend $10 on Total home paper towels 6pk and get $2 ECB

Dove eggs or solid chocolate bunny- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08 RP
$1/2 Mars, Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Dove Chocolate or Unwrapped Bites cpn- 03/01 RP

Starburst, Skittles fun size, Lifesavers, Starburst jelly beans or Crazy beans- $5/2 and get $1 ECB

M&M's- $6/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Mars Easter cpn- 03/08 RP

Total Home single paper towels- $1.49
Use $0.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn

General Mills cereal- $1.99- Limit 6
$0.75 General Mills Protein Cheerios cpn- 03/01 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 03/01 SS
$1/3 General Mills Big G cereal cpn- 02/22 SS
$0.75 General Mills Cheerios + Ancient Grains cpn- 02/01 SS 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February 2015 Monthly Project

Our February monthly project was to make Mayonnaise.

I was interested to see if I could actually make Mayo.  And after reading Laura's wonderful blog post about her scrambled oil eggs, I became a little nervous about the whole mayo making process.

I used this recipe for this project.

But we decided to try and see what happened.  And here is what happened:
Here are the egg yolks, salt, vinegar and sugar- looks yummy right??
S-L-O-W-L-Y letting the oil dribble in the yolk mixture while the blender is blending
Look- I did it.  I made Mayo :)
 As Laura pointed out, slowly adding your oil is the key to making homemade mayonnaise.  Thankfully, we don't use a lot of mayo so I don't see myself making this anytime in the future.  I used it to make ranch dressing for my lunch salads.  It was yummy :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February 2015 Goals

How did we do with our February goals?  Let's see:

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 goal.  

2) Pay off our last 2 credit cards
Still chipping away at this.  The last card is a pretty hefty one :(  Still on Dave Ramsey's FPU Step 2 :)

3) Not to use any of our credit cards for 2015. To pay cash for everything.
Great way to start 2015 :)

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.
Did awesome.  Thanks to making a freezer and pantry list and eating from that, we were able to have $30 left over :)


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.
YAY!!  Making use of what we had in the pantry and freezer let us save $30 :)

6) Lose weight- My goal is to lose 10 lbs this year.
It started out great last month and kind of fizzled out this month :(  Thanks to crazy work schedules and even crazier weather, we were not able to run at all this month.  Need to get in gear.

7) Complete the Couch to 5K with hubby
Hubby and I are still at week 5.  It started out great last month and kind of fizzled out this month :(  Thanks to crazy work schedules and even crazier weather, we were not able to run at all this month.  Need to get in gear.

8) Morning devotions, prayer time and more bible reading
Doing great with our church's website, which will read the bible verse to you :) 

9) Monthly date night with hubby- whether we go out or stay at home, pop popcorn and rent a movie
Did not have a date night :(


10) 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:)
We were able to squeeze in a Family Fun Saturday at Manatee Park.


11) Not to use our dryer to save on electricity and lower our electricity bill
Doing fabulous, by not using the dryer, I now have the electric bill down to what I was paying for our teeny house back in Virginia.  Not using the air or heat is a huge plus also.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Florida winters :)

12) To do 1 project a month and blog about it
We are so excited.  We did February's project and will tell you all about it tomorrow.

13) My older boys want to run a 5K~ a color run to be more specific.  So, I am jumping on board with them, after I finish my Couch to 5K program :)
Still waiting to hear the color run date.

14) To make and use more non toxic cleaners
I am still researching and working on this one :)

How did you do with your February goals? 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2015 Monthly Spending

Here is where I keep a list of our spending for the month of March.  We have a $400 grocery budget for this month.  We did awesome last month and had $30 left over. This is for everything for our family of 6 and 2 cats.  I am excited to see how we do this month. So, lets see how we do this month:

03/01/2015
$0.46- CVS and got $1.50 ECB
$3.18- Dollar Tree
$21.74- Save A Lot
$21.75- Winn Dixie
$28.38- Publix
$35.08- Walmart
$55.08- Sams

03/07/2015
$8.63- Publix
$13.34- Walmart
$17.33- Save A Lot
$51.01- Sam's
$8.50- Farmer's Market

03/15/2015
$1.50- Big Lots
$2.12- Dollar Tree
$3.00- Save A Lot
$11.98- Publix
$15.48- Walmart
$19.12- Sam's Club

03/21/2015
$5.19- Save A Lot
$8.62- Walmart
$16.35- Winn Dixie
$44.42- Sam's Club

$392.26 - Total spent for the month of March

$7.74- Left:)  Combine that with the $30 leftover from March bringing the grand leftover total to $37.74 :)

Our Shopping Day~ 03/01/2015

With our crazy schedules this week, we were not able to get to do our grocery shopping exactly when we would have liked.  I did some Sunday, some on Monday and the rest this evening.  One of the reasons this blog post is a little late this evening.

Here are our shopping trip details:

CVS
$2.99- Total Home laundry pods
$2.49- Poparazzi nail polish
$5.48
-0.75 ECB
-2.00 ECB
-1.00 ECB
-0.60 ECB
-1.00 Total Home CVS cpn
$0.46- Total with tax and got $1.50 ECB

Dollar Tree
$3.18- (3) tissues

Save A Lot
$2.00- Bread
$1.99- Cheddar cheese block
$0.69- Cucumber
$2.00- Hamburger buns
$1.99- Pepper Jack cheese block
$1.98- Crackers
$11.09- Ham
$21.74- Total

Winn Dixie
$5.93- Chicken
$5.85- Chicken
$3.99- (2) Turkey Franks
$5.98- (4) Garlic Bread
$21.75- Total

Publix
$2.99- Apples
$0.50- Bananas
$2.00- Strawberries
$6.76-(8) boxed of Muellers Pasta
$6.69- Tahini
$5.49- Angel Soft toilet paper
$5.49- Angel Soft toilet paper
$29.92
-0.55 Mueller Pasta printable cpn
-0.55 Mueller Pasta printable cpn
-0.55 Angel Soft printable cpn
-0.55 Angel Soft printable cpn
$28.38- Total with tax

Walmart
$1.00- Taco Shells
$1.98- Grape Jam
$2.08- Sugar
$1.38- Tortillas
$6.28- Canola Oil
$1.94- Ricotta Cheese
$2.48- Creamer
$1.98- Silk Almond Creamer
$3.48- Cheese Slices
$1.00- Crouton
$2.98- Parm Cheese
$5.92- White Wheat Flour
$2.58- Almond Milk
$35.08- Total

Sams
$6.56- Crushed Tomatoes
$7.68- Raisins
$1.99- Organic Bananas
$16.88- Tidy Cat litter
$2.38- Lettuce
$5.38- Croutons
$3.64- Ketchup
$4.98- Grapes
$2.36- Eggs
$6.18- (2) gallons milk
$59.05
-4.00 Tidy Cat Instant Value cpn
$55.05- Total with tax

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

Monday, March 2, 2015

Our Menu Plan for the week of 03/02/2015

We hope you had a fabulous weekend.  Our weekend was crazy busy with work schedules, a soft ball game, soft ball practice, a Lowe's Build & Grow Event, we visited a new park and had a movie night at church.  With all of our events, I didn't have a chance to get to the Farmer's Market on Saturday :(

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Baked Oatmeal with apples X2
Applesauce muffins with fruit X2
Pancakes with fruit X2
Oatmeal with nuts and raisins

Lunch
Salad with homemade ranch dressing and a banana for hubby and myself
Sandwich with carrots and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Many Bean Soup
Burgers, Mac & Cheese and carrots- the burger recipe we use is in Lisa's 100 days of real food book- it is fabulous
Spaghetti with green beans and garlic bread
Lentil Tacos with peas
Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes and zuchinni
Spaghetti Squash with bread and zuchinni
Chili with cornbread

Snacks
Apples slices
Carrots
Cucumbers
Oranges
Bananas
Grapes
Popcorn
Strawberries