Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Our Shopping Trip~ 08/17/2017

We found out that Aldi was having their Grand Opening in Cape Coral on the 17th- WOOHOO:)  Chris and I woke up crazy early and stood in line for the store to open.  It was so crowded and crazy but I won a $25 gift card :)

Here are the details of our shopping trip:

Aldi
$2.49- Bread X3
$1.59- Bagels
$1.29- 12 Grain Bread
$1.29- Mushrooms
$2.29- Strawberries
$3.58- Cheddar Cheese X2
$1.79- Mozz Cheese
$1.99- Ground Sausage
$0.99- Cheese Slices
$0.99- Butter
$0.98- Eggs X2
$2.29- Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
$10.98- BLSL Chicken X2
$1.69- Rainbow Carrots
$1.98- Green Grapes
$1.99- Almond Milk
$1.69- Kettle Chips
$0.94- Corn Bread
$1.59- Flour
$1.10- Bananas
$1.29- Tomatoes
$0.79- Oyster Crackers
$2.89- Apples
$1.19- French Vanilla Coffee
$0.89- Pineapple Chunks
$1.49- Ketchup
$2.29- Tortillas
$1..79- Chocolate Chips
$1.89- Cherry Tomatoes
$1.49- Spinach
$1.99- Oranges
$61.59
-5.00 Aldi cpn
-25.00 Aldi gift card
$31.59- Total

Walmart
$3.96- Chicken Nuggets
$1.78- French Fries
$2.32- Peach Tea bags
$1.72- Mac & Cheese
$1.00- Frosting
$10.78- Total

CVS- 08/20/2017
$4.79- Scope
-2.00 ECB
-2.00 ECB from survey
-0.50 ECB
$0.58- Total and got $3 ECB

This trip will be included in our August Monthly Spending Post.  Our August Monthly Spending Post is where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/21/2017

How was your weekend?  We had a nice weekend.  My stitches are out and I can know eat solid foods- YAY :)  You never realize how good food is until you are on a soft/liquid diet.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

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

Dinner
Slow Cooker Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrot sticks
Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake
Sausage Gravy Casserole with fruit
Homemade Pizza
Chili with cornbread
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Friday, August 18, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/20/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer 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 a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Eggs- $0.99- Limit 4

Purex- $1.99

Ziploc- $4/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 07/30 SS

Glade candle, wax melts, Sense & Spray refill or Plug In refill- $9/3
$2/3 Glade cpn- 08/20 SS

Bic Velocity Mechanical pencils- $1.29
$1.25 Bic Velocity cpn- 08/20 SS
$1 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/20 SS
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/06 SS

Bic Atlantis, Cristal or Briteliner- $1.99
$1 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/20 SS
$1/2 Bic Stationary cpn- 08/06 SS

Softsoap, Irish Spring body wash, hand soap or bar- $2.99 and get 3000 points when you buy 2

Colgate toothpaste or toothbrush- $3.99 and get $2 RR

Crest, Oral b toothpaste, toothbrush, floss or mouthwash- $3.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 4

Spend $15 on Band Aid, Curad, Aveeno, Neosporin or Benadryl and get 5000 points
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$2/3 Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Benadryl cpn- 07/23 RP

CVS deals for the week of 08/20/2017

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:) 

Spend $10 on Oral b toothbrush multipack, Crest ProHealth 2 step or rinse and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Hershey kisses or minis- $7/2
Use $3 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1/2 Hershey snack bags cpn- 08/06 SS

Persil- $4.34
$1 Persil cpn- 08/20 RP

Tide- $11.94 and get $2 ECB
$1 Tide cpn- 08/13 RP

Hershey snack bite or king size- $1.88 and get $1 ECB

Spend $12 on Loreal eye, foundation, powder, blush or concealer and get $4 ECB
$2 Loreal eye liner cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Loreal eye shadow or brow cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Loreal cpn- 08/06 RP
$3 Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Loreal eyeliner or brow cpn- 07/30 RP
$2 Loreal face cpn- 07/30 RP

Spend $10 on Rimmel and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on Nivea crème, body wash or Men facial care and get $5 ECB

Dial bar or Complete hand wash- $5/2 and get $3 ECB
$2/2 Tone or Dial bodywash or bar cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/2 Dial hand wash or bar cpn- 08/06 RP

Softsoap body wash- $7/2 and get $3 ECB

Garnier Nutrisse- $14/2 and get $4 ECB
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 08/20 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 07/30 RP

Scope- $4.79 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Arm & Hammer Spinbrush, ProClean or refill- $5.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush cpn- 07/30 SS

Colgate Total toothpaste or toothbrush- $6.98/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $12 on Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree or OB and get $3 ECB
$2 Playtex cpn- 08/20 SS
$0.50 Carefree cpn- 08/20 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 08/20 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$2/3 Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB

Spend $15 on NYX and get $5 ECB

Dove body wash or bar- $15/2 and get $2 ECB
$1.50/2 Dial Men+Care bar or body wash cpn- 08/20 RP
$1 Dial Men+Care bar or body wash cpn- 08/20 RP
$0.75 Dial body wash or shower foam cpn- 08/20 RP
$0.75 Dial bar cpn- 08/20 RP

Loreal Preference or Excellence- $16/2
$6/2 Loreal Preference, Excellence or Age Perfect cpn- 08/20 RP
$2 Loreal Preference, Excellence or Age Perfect cpn- 08/20 RP
$2 Loreal hair color cpn- 08/06 RP
$2 Loreal Excellence or Age Perfect cpn- 07/30 RP

Tide Simply Clean- $1.99
$0.50 Tide Simply cpn- 08/13 RP

Haagen Dazs or Edy's- $8/2 and get $2 ECB

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Come Along With Me.........

I don't know where to start.  I had my posts all planned out in my head last week but unfortunately didn't have a chance to get them typed out.  And then it happened.....

I broke a tooth- ouch :(  I called the dentist who couldn't see me until next month :(  Thankfully, they had an office the next county over that could see me the next day :)

Now remember, I went in for a broken tooth and somehow got talked into getting my last wisdom tooth cut out :(  Now I have needed to get his done for some time now.  My poor wisdom tooth came in sideways about 15 years ago.  It needed to come out.  I just didn't think that Thursday was the day.

So, I have been on the couch recuperating and on a not so fun soft and liquid diet :(

My dentist appointment last week was also the same day as I was supposed to post my Come Along With Me from the week before.  So that didn't happen.  Guess what??  You all get a bonus~ 2 week recap :)

The week of July 30- August 5th:

This week was an exciting week.  I helped out with Rev Week at church.  It was for Middle & High School students and it was awesome:

One of the nights, our library was hosting a Space Bingo Night that I signed up for but Nathan and I couldn't go due to Rev Week.  Hubby and little Michael went and had so much fun and won cool prizes:

Saturday, Hubby and I got to go to an adult art class.  We had so much fun creating art.  This is the first time in a long time that we got to do something together by our self.  It was nice :)

From August 6th to 12th:

You already know about my dental issue :(  I was so afraid the boys were going to miss the Pokémon Event at Toys R Us.  But hubby told me that he would take them and that he would take the list and go to the grocery store as well~ with the boys :)

I had no problem taking him up on his offer.  Hubby and the boys were not home- oh my.  That meant a nice quiet house for me to do something I haven't done in so long- relax and enjoy the quiet.  It was so nice :)  And to have to grocery shopping done for me, was oh so sweet :)

Now things are back to normal :)

We are having so much fun not spending any money :)  I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Our Shopping Trip~ 08/12/2017

While I was on the couch resting, hubby was so sweet to take the boys grocery shopping :)  Thankfully, we didn't need a lot and only needed to go to 2 stores, not too overwhelming :)

Here are our grocery trip details:

Aldi
$2.87- Frozen veggies
$1.89- Creamer
$1.79- Cottage Cheese
$1.99- Almond Milk
$2.00- Bananas
$1.98- Grapes
$1.29- Carrots
$0.89- Taco Shells
$2.29- Tortillas
$3.58- Mozz Cheese
$0.99- Sliced Cheese
$1.29- Strawberries
$1.39- Blueberries
$0.39- Salt
$2.39- Oats
$2.29- Parm Cheese
$1.59- Bagels
$1.69- Kettle Chips
$0.83- Bread
$33.42
-5/30 Aldi cpn
$28.42- Total

Walmart
$1.68- Lasagna Noodles
$2.94- Kale Spinach Blend
$1.12- Jello
$5.74- Total

This trip will be included in our August Monthly Spending Post.  Our August Monthly Spending Post is where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/14/2017

How was your weekend?  My weekend didn't exactly go as planned.  I was stuck on the couch recuperating while the hubby and boys kept our weekend plans.  I fill you in on all the details later this week.

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

Lunch
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Parm Garlic Chicken with red potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Slow Cooker Lasagna with peas
French Toast with fruit
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Stir Fry with carrots
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Toys R Us Event~ 08/12/2017

Toys R Us will be hosting a Pokémon Event on August 12, 2017 from 1-3pm :)
The boys are super excited about this Pokémon Event.  We attended the last 2 and the boys had an awesome time.  You can even bring in your Pokémon Cards and trade with others :)

We love these events.  They are FREE and no need to sign up ahead of time.  Just show up at the times listed above and participate.  It is great, everyone has a blast and did I mention they are FREE :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 08/05/2017

It is nice having an Aldi a county over instead of several counties over.  I can't wait for the Aldi in my county to open.  9 more days :)  We will then have an Aldi 15 minutes from our house- YAY :)

Here are the details of our grocery shopping day:

Dollar Tree
$1.00- TMNT cookie mix on clearance for $0.25 each :)
$1.00- Cheese grater
$2.06- Total

Walmart
$1.44- Kidney beans X2
$2.94- Kale Spinach Mix
$0.92- Lentils
$1.56- WW Egg Noodles
$6.86- Total

Sam's Club
$9.84- Can Tomato X3

Aldi
$2.87- Frozen Veggies
$5.49- BLSL Chicken
$2.94- Bananas X6.68 lbs
$0.66- Yogurt X2
$1.79- Mozzarella Cheese block
$1.29- Frosting
$1.96- Cucumbers X4
$2.34- Jello X6
$2.19- Cocoa powder
$0.89- Cake Mix
$1.98- Cherry tomatoes X2
$2.58- Carrots X2
$1.99- Romaine
$1.69- Green Peppers
$2.29- Tortillas
$0.59- Mustard
$1.99- Strawberries
$2.49- Blueberries
$1.98- Green Grapes
$1.58- Eggs X2
$1.59- Bagels
$1.19- Organic Spaghetti
$1.29- Cheese Puffs
$2.49- Bread X3
$48.14
-5.00 Aldi cpn
$43.14- Total

This trip will be included in our August Monthly Spending Post.  Our August Monthly Spending Post is where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 08/07/2017

How was your weekend?  We had another amazing weekend and can't wait to share it with you later this week :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

Lunch
Rainbow Salad and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Beef Stroganoff with green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrots
Chicken Fajitas with corn
Waffles with fruit
Homemade Pizza
Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Friday, August 4, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 08/06/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer 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 a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Paper Mate mechanical pencils- $0.29
$0.75 Paper Mate cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.75 Paper Mate cpn- 06/04 SS

Arm & Hammer laundry- $1.99
$1 Arm & Hammer laundry cpn- 08/06 SS

Cracker Barrel Mac & Cheese, Kraft Deluxe or Velveeta Shells & Cheese- $5/2 and get 1000 points

Ziploc- $6/2 and get $1 RR
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 07/30 RP

Wexford index cards, 1 subject notebook or index tab dividers- $0.49

Elmer glue- $0.49
$1 Elmer glue cpn- 07/30 SS
$1/3 Elmer pourable glue cpn- 06/04 SS

Sharpie or Paper Mate school supplies- $0.79
$0.75 Sharpie cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.55 Sharpie highlighter cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.75 Paper Mate cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.75 Paper Mate cpn- 06/04 SS


Wexford or Fiskar scissors, pencil sharpener, pencils, filler paper, steno book, poly binders, Bic pens or pencils- $0.99
$1/2 Bic stationary cpn- 08/06 SS

Purell hand soap or sanitizer- $2.99

Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash- $3.99 and get $4 RR when you buy 2

Glade Auto Spray Unit or refill, Plug In refill or warmer with refill- $4.99 and get $2 RR

Xtra- $1.49

Purex- $1.99

Spend $10 on Crest, Oral B or Fixodent and get 5000 points
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/30 P&G
$1.50 Oral B manual toothbrush cpn- 07/30 P&G

Crest or Oral B toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash or floss- $3.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 4
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G
$1 Crest mouthwash cpn- 07/30 P&G
$1.50 Oral B manual toothbrush cpn- 07/30 P&G

Colgate mouthwash- $2.99 and get $2 RR

Colgate toothbrush or toothpaste- $3.49 and get 2000 points
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/06 SS

Trolli candy- $1.50 and get $1.50 RR

Hershey bag, pouch or canister- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$1/2 Hershey snack bags cpn- 08/06 SS

Mentos Now Mints- $1.99 and get $1.99 RR
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Mentos Now Mints cpn- 03/26 SS

Eggs- $0.79- Limit 2

CVS deals for the week of 08/06/2017

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:) 

Kellogg Special K cereal or bars- $1.99
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/3 Kellogg cereal cpn- 07/23 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Special K Blueberry with Lemon cereal cpn- 07/09 RP

Coke, 7Up, Canada Dry, A&W or Sunkist- $11/3 and get $2 ECB

Hershey kisses or minis- $7/2 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Hershey snack bags cpn- 08/06 SS

Spend $15 on Loreal foundation, powder, blush, concealer, lip or eye and get $5 ECB
$1 Loreal cosmetic cpn- 08/06 RP
$3 Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Loreal lip liner cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Loreal eye liner or brow cpn- 07/30 RP
$2 Loreal face cosmetic cpn- 07/30 RP
$2 Loreal Colour Riche lip cpn- 07/30 RP

Spend $12 on Almay and get $4 ECB- Limit 6
$3 Almay cpn- 08/06 SS

Spend $15 on Gold Emblem Abound and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on NYX and get $4 ECB

Spend $15 on Dove, Tresemme or Suave and get $5 ECB
$2/2 Dove hair cpn- 08/06 RP
$1 Dove Dermacare cpn- 08/06 RP
Buy Tresemme Expert shampoo and get Tresemme Expert Conditioner FREE cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 08/06 RP
$1/2 Suave Professionals Gold cpn- 08/06 RP
$0.75 Suave Men hair cpn- 07/06 RP

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

Nivea body wash- $8/2
$3/2 Nivea body wash cpn- 08/06 SS

Crest ProHealth, 3D White, Complete or Kids- $2.99
Use $2 CVS.com/coupons
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G

Crest Complete, ProHealth or 3D White toothpaste- $8/2 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G

Systane, Naphcon A or Zaditor- $11.99 and get $2 ECB
$3 Systane cpn- 08/06 SS
$3 Systane cpn- 07/23 SS
$3 Naphcon A cpn- 07/23 SS
$3 Zaditor cpn- 07/23 SS

Clear Care or Opti Free twin pack- $16.99 and get $1 ECB
$3 Clear Care twin cpn- 08/06 SS
$4 Clear Care twin cpn- 07/23 SS
$3 Opti Free cpn- 08/06 SS
$4 Opti Free cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $15 on Schick disposable and get $5 ECB
$2 Schick disposable cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $12 on Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree or OB and get $4 ECB
$4/2 Playtex cpn- 07/23 SS
$2 Playtex cpn- 07/23 SS
$2/2 Carefree cpn- 07/23 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 07/23 SS

Centrum or Caltrate- $9.99
$4 Centrum cpn- 08/06 RP
$4 Caltrate cpn- 08/06 RP

I Caps- $17.99 and get $3 ECB
$5 I Caps cpn- 08/06 SS

Spend $12 on Band Aid or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP
$2/3 Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP

Colgate Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 08/06 SS

Hershey singles- $0.99
Use $0.74 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Xtra- $1.47

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Come Along With Me............

As I take you with me and show you what we did last week :)

I actually remembered this time :)  We made it to a library event that I had signed us up for.  This event was a Meet & Greet with the local Police Department and their K9's :)

I am so glad we went.  We learned so much about the K9 unit of the Police Department and got to pet this gorgeous dogs :)

I had been counting down the days for the Aldi Grand Opening in the next county.  This one will be closer than the one we are currently driving to.  Chris decided he wanted to come along with me bright and early Thursday morning.  I figured we would get held up with morning commute traffic, so we left at 6am.  The roads were clear and we got to Aldi's a lot earlier than anticipated.  We got in line:
Even though we waited in line for 2 hours, it wasn't that bad of a wait since I had someone to chat with.  Some people in line had books and brought chairs :)

I won a $25 gift card and Chris won a $10 gift card :)
We can't wait to do it all over again in a few weeks when the Aldi in our area is having their Grand Opening :)

We also had Michael's brother fly down and spend time with us.  That was nice.  We haven't seen him in quite a while.  He was nice enough to tune my guitar :)  Guess I should try learning how to play that again.  When I got my guitar many many years ago, YouTube didn't exist :)

We ended up making super yummy brownies and chocolate chip cookies~ Mmmmmm :)
None of them lasted very long.  They never do.

We have been doing so well with our No Spend Month that we were able to give our credit card company $673~ YEA!!!!!!!!

We had a blast last week and it was all FREE :)  We are having so much fun not spending any money :) 

We are doing so well that we have extended our No Spend Month into August :)  I am so excited to see how much we will be able to give our credit card company this month :)

I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August 2017 Monthly Spending

This is where I will be tracking all our shopping for the month of August.  We are going to take out $300 this month and divide it as follows: $220 for groceries, $20 for household and personal items, $40 for cat needs and $20 for Michael's bday dinner and dessert.  Let's see how this month goes:

07/27/2017
$85.48- Aldi
$22.30- Walmart
$5.18- Dollar Tree

08/05/2017
$2.06- Dollar Tree
$6.86- Walmart
$9.84- Sam's Club
$43.14- Aldi

08/12/2017
$5.74- Walmart
$28.42- Aldi

08/17/2017
$31.59- Aldi
$10.78- Walmart
$0.58- CVS and got $3 ECB

$217.97 out of $220 for groceries
$21.25 out of $20 for personal and household
$22.28 out of $40 for cat needs
$10.75 out of $20 for Michael bday food

Our Shopping Day~ 07/27/2017

This was not our normal shopping day but we learned that Aldi's was having a Grand Opening the next county over.  We got up super early and headed out to stand in line.  Thankfully, Chris came with me while hubby stayed at home with the boys.  Even though we stood in line for over 2 hours, it wasn't that bad since I had someone to talk to :)

Here are the details of our shopping trip:

Aldi
$3.98- Almond Milk
$1.89- Creamer
$2.38- Broccoli X2
$2.87- Frozen Veggies
$10.98- Chicken Breasts X2
$0.99- Cheese slices
$1.99- Romaine
$1.29- Rice
$1.49- Ketchup
$5.37- Cheese Blocks X3
$1.59- Flour
$1.79- Sugar
$1.69- Sweet Potatoes
$3.19- Lunchmeat
$0.94- Corn Bread Mix
$1.99- Gallon zip bags
$3.89- Granny Smith Apples
$2.89- Red Apples
$2.98- Tortilla Chips X2
$2.49- Dishwasher tablets
$2.36- Toilet Paper X4
$3.38- Jalapeno Chips X2
$1.78- Tissues X2
$0.98- Cream Chicken X2
$0.50- Tomato sauce X2
$1.49- Canola Spray
$4.76- Seasonings X4
$5.99- Paper Towels
$3.43- Cucumbers
$1.49- Brown Sugar
$2.29- Tortillas
$3.29- Lemons
$2.38- Strawberries X2
$2.99- Grapes
$2.58- Carrots X2
$0.89- Taco Shells
$1.66- Bread X2
$3.18- Bagels X2
$0.83- Hamburger Buns
$2.89- PB
$1.89- Dish Soap
$1.89- Canola Oil
$110.48
-25.00
$85.48- Total

Walmart
$1.72- Mac & Cheese X2
$2.96- Quinoa
$4.44- Apple Cider Vinegar
$2.00- Mixed Nuts
$1.66- Baked Beans
$2.93- Cream Cheese
$2.94- Spinach Kale Mix
$0.98- Hot Dogs
$0.98- Kidney Beans
$0.88- Hot Dog Buns
$0.81- Bananas
$22.30- Total

Dollar Tree
$1.00- Dish Soap
$1.00- Body Wash
$1.00- Hand Soap
$2.00- Pepperoni X2
$5.18- Total

This trip will be included in our August Monthly Spending Post.  Our August Monthly Spending Post is where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 07/31/2017

How was your weekend?  We had another awesome weekend and can't wait to share it with you later this week :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

Lunch
Rainbow Salad and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Slow Cooker Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans
Taco Tuesday with carrot sticks
Chicken Broccoli Rice Bake
Pancakes with fruit
Homemade Pizza
Chili with cornbread
Leftovers

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Friday, July 28, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/30/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer 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 a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Bic Cristal or PaperMate- $0.29
$1 Bic Stationary cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.75 PaperMate 2pk+ cpn- 07/23 SS

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/30 P&G
$0.25 Puffs cpn- 07/30 P&G

Tide- $5.99
$2 Tide cpn- 07/30 P&G

Nutella- $2.99
$1.50 Nutella cpn- 07/30 SS

Spend $6 on Gatorade and get 1000 points

Trolli, JuJu Fruits, Red Hots, Boston Baked Beans or Lemonheads Theater box- $1 and get $1 RR

Crayola markers- $0.99

Expo, Sharpie, Ticonderoga or Fiskars- $0.99
$1 Expo dry erase markers cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.75 Sharpie cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.55 Sharpie highlighter cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.55 Sharpie highlighter cpn- 07/09 SS

Wexford pencils, tab dividers or sheet protectors- $0.49

Wexford erasers- $0.29

Wexford or Storex pencil box, poly binder, dry erase marker or composition book- $0.69

Wexford, Mead or Walgreens folders, highlighters, mini memo or mini composition books- $1/7

Wexford backpacks- $3

Wexford protractor, dome pencil sharpener or glue- $0.39

Nature Made adult gummies- $9.99 and get 1000 points

Nature Made adult gummies- $6.99 and get 1000 points

Blink, Complete or Revitalens- $5.99
$3 Blink cpn- 07/30 SS
$3 Revitalens cpn- 07/30 SS
$3 Complete cpn- 07/30 SS

Spend $15 on Dove body wash or bar and get 5000 points

Spend $10 on Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush or mouthwash and get 5000 points
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/23 SS

$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/23 SS

Crest toothpaste- $3.99 and get $6 RR when you buy 3
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G

Finish dishwasher- $3.99
$2 Finish Max or Quantum cpn- 07/30 SS

General Mills cereal- $1.88
$1/2 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/30 SS
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Blueberry Chex cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Toast Crunch cpn- 07/23 SS
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/09 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 General Mills Very Berry Cheerios cpn- 06/25 SS

CVS deals for the week of 07/30/2017

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, Gain, Pods or Flings- $5.44
$2 Tide cpn- 07/30 P&G
$2 Tide Pods cpn- 07/30 P&G
$2 Gain cpn- 07/30 P&G
$2 Gain Flings cpn- 07/30 P&G

Dawn or Puffs- $0.99
$0.25 Dawn cpn- 07/30 P&G
$0.25 Puffs cpn- 07/30 P&G

Crest ProHealth, 3D White, Complete or kids- $2.99
$2 Crest toothpaste cpn- 07/30 P&G

Pantene- $12/3
Use $3/2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$5/3 Pantene cpn- 07/30 P&G
Buy Pantene shampoo and get 3 min miracle conditioner FREE cpn- 07/30 P&G

Edy's or Haagen Dazs- $8/2 and get $2 ECB

Chips Ahoy or Newtons- $6/2 and get $1.50 ECB
$0.75/2 Chips Ahoy Thins cpn- 07/30 SS

Hefty slider, Ziploc or Reynolds wrap- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$1/2 Hefty sliders cpn- 06/25 RP
$2/3 Hefty sliders cpn- 06/25 RP
$1/2 Ziploc cpn- 07/30 SS
$0.55 Reynolds Wrap cpn- 05/14 RP

7Up, A&W, Canada Dry, Sunkist 2L or Snapple- $2/2 and get $1 ECB

Lipton Pure Leaf or Teahouse singles- $4/2 and get $2 ECB

Krave jerky- $4.99 and get $2 ECB

Stouffers Fit Kitchen or Applegate chicken nuggets- $12/2 and get $3 ECB

Spend $8 on Rimmel and get $3 ECB

Spend $10 on Wet N Wild and get $5 ECB- Limit 3
$0.55 Wet N Wild cpn- 07/30 SS
$1 Wet N Wild pout gel lip balm cpn- 07/30 SS
$1 Wet N Wild Wondergel cpn- 07/30 SS

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $6 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen nail cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel or top coat cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Airbrush cpn- 06/04 RP

Spend $10 on Milani and get $3 ECB

Herbal Essence- $12/2
$4/2 Herbal Essence Bio cpn- 07/30 P&G

Head & Shoulders- $12/2
$3/2 Head & Shoulder cpn- 07/30 P&G
$1 Head & Shoulder cpn- 07/30 P&G

Fructis- $6/2
$4/2 Fructis cpn- 07/30 RP
$1 Fructis cpn- 07/30 RP

Clairol Nice N Easy, Root Touch Up or Natural Instincts- $14/2 and get $2 ECB
$5/2 Clairol hair color cpn- 07/30 SS
$2 Clairol hair color cpn- 07/30 SS

Spend $15 on CVS Sun care and get $5 ECB

Irish Spring body wash or bar- $8/2 and get $3 ECB
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bar cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $12 on CVS or Beauty 360 lotion and get $4 ECB

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

Colgate Total, Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $3.49 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $10 on Colgate Optic White toothpaste, mouthwash or toothpaste and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/23 SS

Edge or Skintimate- $2.99 and get $1 ECB
$1 Edge cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 Skintimate cpn- 07/23 SS

Gillette disposable- $6.99
$3 Gillette, Daisy or Venus disposable cpn- 07/30 P&G

Scope- $4.79 and get $3 ECB- Limit 2

Spend $12 on Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree or OB and get $4 ECB
$4/2 Playtex cpn- 07/23 SS
$2 Playtex cpn- 07/23 SS
$2/2 Carefree cpn- 07/23 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 07/23 SS

Renu or BioTrue 2pk- $15.99 and get $2 ECB
$2 Renu cpn- 07/30 SS
$4 Renu twin pack cpn- 07/30 SS
$2 BioTrue cpn- 07/30 SS
$4 BioTrue cpn- 07/30 SS


Spend $12 on Bengay and get $4 ECB
$1 Motrin or Bengay cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Bengay cpn- 07/23 RP

Maybelline mascara- $6.99
$2 Maybelline mascara cpn- 07/30 RP

Loreal Lash Paradise- $8.99
$3 Loreal Lash Paradise cpn- 07/30 RP

Garnier Nutrisse- $6.99
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 07/30 RP
$2 Garnier Nutrisse cpn- 07/09 RP

Dove Promises, chocolate dipped fruit or almonds- $6/2
Use $2 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $12 on Revlon and get $3 ECB- Limit 6
$3 Revlon cosmetic cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $12 on NYX and get $5 ECB

Spend $10 on Listerine or Reach and get $5 ECB- Limit 2
$1 Listerine Smart Rinse cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Listerine mouthwash cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Listerine floss cpn- 07/23 RP

Purex or Suavitel- $1.99
$0.50 Suavitel cpn- 07/23 SS

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Come Along With Me............

As I take you with me and show you what we did last week for free or super cheap :)

Our library has been offering all kinds of free events all summer long.  This event was a reptile show.  Super cool.  We were looking forward to it.  That is until, I remembered the event several hours later after the event was over- Oops :(  This time it was my fault we missed the show.  I am now writing the events on my calendar beside my computer.  That should help me remember :)

Toys R Us had a Back to School Event that was really cool. Everything was set up in stations. You started out with a scavenger hunt through the science section.  Came back and filled out an all about me page.  You then moved to the Bunchem's table, where you got to build and keep a giraffe.
 Then the Slime demo.  You didn't get to make the slime but you got the opportunity to add glitter to it and got to take it home.
After the super fun Toys R Us event, we headed over to Gamestop.  The boys and hubby's favorite store :)
Nathan had a birthday gift card and knew exactly what he wanted to get.  I love going to the mall not for shopping.  We walk the perimeter of the mall and get a really good walking workout :)

We came home and made the most delicious sugar cookies- mmmmm.  This is all that is left from our baking adventures :)
We are still searching and hunting for Homeschool books.  I have found quite a few for really awesome prices and will be doing a homeschool book haul to show you everything we got :)

We had a blast last week and it was all FREE :)  We are having so much fun not spending any money :)

I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eggs in a waffle maker??

You can make what in a waffle maker?

I never thought about making anything other than waffles with a waffle maker.  Until, someone told me about how they make their version of an omelet and how it turned out.

I must try it out :)

We pulled out our waffle maker to discover that it was a waffle stick maker :(  I'm not sure if it would work with a waffle stick maker.  I thought for sure I was going to have to go out and buy a regular waffle maker.  Then I saw it.  We received it one year for Christmas.  We used it to make waffles and it didn't do a great job :(  So away in the cabinet it sat until now :)

The whole family was intrigued about this.  This could be awesome or it could make a complete mess.

We whisked a dozen eggs with a few splashes of almond milk.  Put in 1/2 of a cup of eggs into our waffle maker with all the toppings you want on it:
Close the lid.  Start your timer for 3 minutes and Viola:
A super yummy omelet.  A Death Star Omelet to be exact:)  I am amazed.  You can even put cheese on your eggs and it cooks right in.  This is so easy.  We love it and plan on making omelets as often as we can.

Did you know that you can cook eggs with your waffle maker?  Now, I am curious what other things can be made with a waffle maker- hmmmmm :)

Try it out and let me know what you think :)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 07/23/2017

We managed to squeeze in a quick shopping trip on Sunday while we were already out.  We didn't need a whole lot.  Quick and easy :)

Here are the details of our shopping trip:

Walmart
$0.98- Straws
$0.89- Bagels on Clearance
$1.24- Baking Powder
$2.93- Cream Cheese
$2.28- Strawberries
$2.28- Greek Yogurt X3
$1.36- Zucchini X2
$1.00- Lemons X2
$0.68- Bananas
$4.98- Frozen Chicken Thighs- 4lbs
$18.68- Total

PetSmart
$1.50- Temptations cat treats
$1.50- Temptations cat treats
$3.00
-1.50 Temptations cat treat cpn mailer
-1.00 Temptations cat treat cpn
$0.68- Total

CVS
$3.39- Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste
$0.99- Altoilds
$4.38
-3.00 ECB
$1.64- Total and got $2.50 ECBs

This trip will be included in our July Monthly Spending Post.  Our July Monthly Spending Post will be where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 07/24/2017

How was your weekend?  We had another awesome weekend and can't wait to share it with you later this week :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Banana muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

Lunch
Rainbow Salad and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Omelets with fruit and veggies
Beef & Broccoli
Sausage & Veggie bake
Tacos with lettuce wraps and carrots
Sloppy Joe Potatoes with Brussel Sprouts
Chicken with mustard sauce and Brussel Sprouts
Burgers with fries and carrots

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Friday, July 21, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/23/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer 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 a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Bic Cristal Pens- $1.29
$1 Bic Stationary cpn- 07/23 SS

Folder 2 pocket, mini highlighters or fashion pencils- $0.29

Mechanical pencils, pens or markers- $0.99

Wexford pencils or scissors- $0.39

Crayola art supplies- $0.99

Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash or hand soap refill- $3.99 and get 4000 points when you buy 2
$0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Softsoap hand soap refill cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 07/23 SS

Suave hair- $6/2
$3/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 07/23 SS
$3/2 Suave Gold cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Suave kids hair cpn- 07/23 SS
Suave Styling Buy 1 Get 1 FREE cpn- 07/23 SS

Schick disposable razors- $5.99
$2 Schick disposable cpn- 07/23 SS

Schick Hydro, Intuition or Quattro razors- $8.99
$2 Schick Quattro or Hydro cpn- 07/23 SS

Edge or Skintimate- $2.99
$1 Edge cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 Skintimate cpn- 07/23 SS

Crest, Oral B toothpaste, toothbrush, floss or mouthwash- $3.49 and get $5 RR when you buy 3

Colgate toothpaste- $2.99 and get $1.50 RR
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS

Colgate toothbrush, toothpaste or mouthwash- $5.99 and get $2 RR
$1.50 Colgate toothpaste twin pack cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate toothbrush cpn- 07/23 SS
$1.50 Colgate 360 toothbrush twin pack cpn- 07/23 SS

Spend $15 on Band Aid, Neosporin, Aveeno or Benadryl and get 5000 points
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP

I Caps- $18.99
$8 I Caps cpn- 07/23 SS

General Mills cereal- $1.99
$1/2 General Mills Cheerios cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Blueberry Chex cpn- 07/23 SS
$1 General Mills Toast Crunch cereal cpn- 07/23 SS
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/09 SS
$0.50 Chex cpn- 06/25 SS
$1 General Mills Very Berry Cheerios cpn- 06/25 SS
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/18 SS

CVS deals for the week of 07/23/2017

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:) 

Kellogg cereal or Special K bars- $1.99
$0.50 Kellogg Raisin Bran Crunch or Apple Strawberry cereal cpn- 07/09 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Krave cereal cpn- 07/09 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Disney Princess cereal cpn- 07/09 RP
$0.50 Kellogg Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal cpn- 07/09 RP
$1/2 Kellogg cereal cpn- 07/09 RP
$1/2 Kellogg Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or Krave cpn- 06/18 RP

Spend $15 on Cover Girl and get $5 ECB

Brawny 3XL, Quilted Northern Ultra Plush or Angel Soft- $15/3 and get $5 ECB
$0.25 Quilted Nothern Ultra plush cpn- 07/23 RP
$0.45 Angel Soft cpn- 07/23 RP

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $5 ECB- Limit 6
$3 Revlon face cosmetic cpn- 07/23 SS

Colgate Total toothpaste, mouthwash or 360 toothbrush- $3.39 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/23 SS
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Colgate manual toothbrush cpn- 07/23 SS

Kleenex- $5/3 and get $1 ECB
$0.50/3 Kleenex cpn- 07/09 SS

Spend $15 on Total Home trashbags, food storage, bowls, cups, plates, cutlery, napkins or wipes and get $5 ECB

Bic writing items- $1.99
$1 Bic Stationary cpn- 07/23 SS

Post Honey Bunches of Oats, Great Grains, Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles- $1.99
$1/2 Post cereal cpn- 06/11 SS- EXPIRES 07/23

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $6 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Miracle Gel or top coat cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Sally Hansen nail cpn- 07/23 RP
$1 Sally Hansen Airbrush cpn- 06/04 RP

Spend $8 on ELF cosmetics and get $3 ECB

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

Spend $20 on Physicians Formula and get $10 ECB

Suave hair- $6/2 and get $2 ECB
$3/2 Suave Professionals cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Suave kids hair cpn- 07/23 SS
$3/2 Suave Gold cpn- 07/23 SS
Suave Styling Buy 1 Get 1 FREE cpn- 07/23 SS

Loreal Preference or Excellence- $16/2 and get $4 ECB
$6/2 Loreal Preference, Excellence or Age Perfect cpn- 07/09 RP
$2 Loreal Preference, Excellence or Age Perfect cpn- 07/09 RP

Spend $15 on Loreal Advanced and get $5 ECB
$4/2 Loreal Expert or Advanced cpn- 07/09 RP

Irish Spring body wash or bar- $3.99 and get $1.50 ECB
$1 Irish Spring body wash cpn- 07/23 SS
$0.50 Irish Spring bar cpn- 07/23 SS

Axe shower gel, Caress body wash or bar- $10/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $8 on Crest ProHealth, 3D White toothpaste, toothbrush, rinse, Oral B or floss and get $4 ECB

Spend $10 on Band Aid or Neosporin and get $4 ECB
$2/3 Band Aid or Neosporin cpn- 07/23 RP

Spend $12 on Playtex, Carefree, Stayfree or OB and get $3 ECB
$4/2 Playtex Sport cpn- 07/23 SS
$2 Playtex cpn- 07/23 SS
$4/2 Playtex Gentle Glide cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Carefree cpn- 07/23 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 07/23 SS
$3/2 Stayfree cpn- 06/25 SS
$2/2 Stayfree cpn- 06/25 SS

U by Kotex- $8/2 and get $2 ECB

Spend $15 on Schick disposable razors- $6.99 or Schick razors- $8.99 and get $5 ECB
$2 Schick Quattro or Hydro razor cpn- 07/23 SS
$2 Schick disposable razor cpn- 07/23 SS

I Caps- $17.99
$8 I Caps cpn- 07/23 SS

Kids Tylenol or Motrin- $6.99 and get $2 ECB

Tylenol Extra Strength- $9.49 and get $2 ECB

Softsoap body wash- $3.49
Use $1 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$0.75 Softsoap body wash cpn- 07/23 SS

Colgate Total mouthwash- $3.99
Use $1.50 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$1.50 Colgate mouthwash cpn- 07/23 SS

Altoids or Wrigley gum singles- $0.99 and get $0.50 ECB

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Come Along With Me..............

As I take you along with us and show you what we did last week :)

Our local library was having a free magic show.  I was excited and signed us up to go.  Well, one of the boys was having a rough day and decided not to go :(  I checked the library calendar and it is packed with lots of fun free events :)

I am still searching and bidding on homeschool books.  This is what I have gotten in so far:

More is coming in the mail :)  I am so excited about how much money we are saving.  The BJU American Republic history set retails for $179 and I picked it up on Ebay for $34.75- Win :)  Apologia General Science set retails for $62 and I got it for $38 :)  Math U See Beta retails for $106 and I was able to purchase it for $49 :)  So excited :)  The more money we save on curriculum, the more field trips we can take.  I am going through Swagbucks for my Ebay purchases and am getting points that I can redeem on giftcards :)  If you are unfamiliar with Swagbucks, click here.  This will take you to a post I wrote all about Swagbucks.

How is your weather where you are?  We have been getting hit with some pretty strong storms here almost every day.  Got to love rainy season here in Florida :)  Normally, we don't have any issues during rainy season but this week our power has been going on and off- not fun :(

Little Michael and I decided that we needed to make cupcakes.  We had so much fun.  I let him do most of the work from measuring, stirring and even pouring the batter into the liners.  He did so well and the cupcakes tasted so good :)
I think he got more flour on himself than in the bowl :)
On Saturday, we went to Toys R Us for their International Day of Play Event and had so much fun.  They had tables set up with games to play, coloring sheets, Nerf games, Karaoke, Pie in the face game and Nintendo Switch.  The boys will tell you their favorite part was the Nintendo Switch, which is now on their birthday and Christmas wishlists :)



We had a blast last week and it was all FREE :)  We are having so much fun not spending any money :)

I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Toys R Us In Store Event~ 07/22/2017

Toys R Us is hosting a Back to School Event on Saturday July 22, 2017 from 12-2pm.
This event looks like it is going to be lots of fun.  There is going to be a scavenger hunt, make & take slime, door hanger project, coloring activities, Bunchems and free Play Doh accessories :)

We love these events.  They are FREE and no need to sign up ahead of time.  Just show up at the times listed above and participate.  It is great and everyone has a blast and did I mention they are FREE :)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our Shopping Day~ 07/15/2017

Our refrigerator and pantry were looking bare.  By the end of the week, the only fruit we had left were a couple of apples and applesauce.  Off to the grocery store we went to restock.

Here are our shopping trip details:

Walmart
$2.68- Fire Sauce X2
$0.96- Mini Marshmallows
$2.50- Sausage links X2
$1.98- Strawberries
$2.94- Spinach Kale Mix
$0.88- Hamburger buns
$11.94- Total

Aldi
$3.96- Brussel Sprouts X4
$1.96- Butter
$3.98- Almond Milk X2
$3.35- Eggs X5
$0.25- Tomato Sauce
$1.89- Creamer
$0.99- Yogurt X3
$4.58- Blueberries
$4.78- Grapes X2
$1.49- Peppers 3pk
$1.98- Cheese slices
$1.29- Rice
$1.58- Mushrooms X2
$2.29- Romaine
$1.99- Tortillas
$2.58- Carrots X2
$2.89- Red Potatoes
$3.79- Potatoes
$2.99- Apples
$3.49- Golden Apples
$5.90- Cucumbers X10
$1.79- Soy Sauce
$6.36- Cherry Tomatoes X4
$3.56- Pineapple Chunks X4
$2.09- Sweet Potatoes
$3.32- Bread X4
$3.18- Bagels X2
$78.30- Total

This trip will be included in our July Monthly Spending Post.  Our July Monthly Spending Post will be where we document all we spend over the course of the month.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Our Menu Plan for the week of 07/17/2017

How was your weekend?  We had another fun filled exciting week last week and can't wait to share with you all soon :)

Here is our menu plan for this week:

Breakfast
Overnight Oats with fruit X2
Waffles with fruit X2
Banana muffins with fruit X2
Bagels with fruit
Pineapple Green Smoothie for me

Lunch
Rainbow Salad and fruit for me
Sandwich with carrots, apple slices, blueberries and grapes for everyone else or leftovers

Dinner
Pizza- Nathan's bday dinner
Omelet with fruit and veggies
Sloppy Joe Potatoes with broccoli
Chicken Brussel Sprouts with mustard sauce and rice
Balsamic Chicken with Brussel Sprouts and rice
1 Pan Chicken with Brussel Sprouts and potatoes
Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry with Chicken

Snacks and Desserts
Apples
Grapes
Bananas
Strawberries
Blueberries
Popcorn
Pretzels
Tortilla Chips with salsa
Oatmeal Raisin Bites
Cookies

Friday, July 14, 2017

Walgreens deals for the week of 07/16/2017

Things to keep in mind when shopping at Walgreens:
1) You must have as many items as manufacture's coupon
2) Register Rewards (RR) are considered manufacture's coupons
3) You are allowed 1 manufacture's coupon and 1 store coupon per item
4) When redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer 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 a program called Balance Rewards. You earn points you can later redeem. Click here to read more about this program.

Quaker 1 min oats or cereal- $1.88

Spend $6 on Gatorade and get 1000 points

Vitamin Water, PowerAde or Dasani- $3/3 and get 1000 points

Right Guard Xtreme dry spray- $4.99
$2 Right Guard Xtreme dry spray cpn- 07/16 RP

Right Guard- $3.49
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Right Guard Xtreme cpn- 07/16 RP

Softsoap, Irish Spring body wash or bar- $8/2 and get $5 RR

Crest, Oral B toothbrush, toothpaste or mouthwash- $3.99 and get $5 RR when you buy 3
$1 Crest kids toothpaste cpn- 07/09 RP

Persil- $4.99
$1 Persil cpn- 07/16 RP
$2 Persil Power Cap cpn- 06/25 RP
$3/2 Persil cpn- 06/25 RP

Herbal Essence or Aussie- $6/2 and get 1000 points
$3/2 Herbal Essence cpn- 07/16 RP
$3/2 Aussie cpn- 07/16 RP

Eggs- $0.79- Limit 4

CVS deals for the week of 07/16/2017

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:) 

Spend $15 on Revlon and get $5 ECB- Limit6

Spend $12 on Sally Hansen and get $6 ECB
$1 Sally Hansen Airbrush cpn- 06/04 RP

Spend $12 on Loreal cosmetics and get $4 ECB

Pantene- $8/2
Use $2/2 CVS Coupon Center cpn
$4/2 Pantene cpn- 07/16 RP

Colgate Max or 2in1 toothpaste- $2.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/09 SS

Dawn- $0.99
Use $0.25 CVS Coupon Center cpn

Spend $10 on Maybelline and get $3 ECB
$3 Maybelline face cpn- 07/16 RP

Spend $12 on Cover Girl and get $6 ECB

Cheerios, General Mills cereal, Dole fruit cups, Scooby Doo or Fruit Gushers- $1.99
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 07/09 SS
$1 Cheerios Very Berry cpn- 06/25 SS
$0.50 General Mills Chex cpn- 06/25 SS
$1/3 General Mills cereal cpn- 06/18 SS
$0.50/2 Dole fruit in gel cpn- 05/21 SS
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Gushers cpn- 07/09 SS
$0.50/2 Betty Crocker Fruit Gusher cpn- 06/11 SS


Spend $10 on Nabisco and get $3 ECB
$0.75/2 Nabisco Honey Maid cpn- 07/09 SS
$0.75/2 Nabisco cooker or cracker cpn- 06/25 SS
$0.75/2 Nabisco Oreo cpn- 06/18 SS

Persil- $5.34
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$1 Persil cpn- 07/16 RP
$2 Persil Power Cap cpn- 06/25 RP
$3/2 Persil cpn- 06/25 RP

Mars chocolate, Airheads, Hi Chew or Mentos- $3/3 and get $1 ECB
$1/2 Airheads cpn- 06/04 SS

Spend $15 on NYX cosmetics and get $5 ECB

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

Spend $14 on Physicians Formula and get $10 ECB

Spend $12 on Garnier facial care and get $4 ECB
$2 Garnier skin care cpn- 07/09 RP

Spend $10 on Dial, Right Guard or Dry Idea and get $4 ECB
$1/2 Dial hand wash, refill or bar cpn- 07/16 RP
Buy Dial body wash and get Dial Complete foaming handwash FREE cpn- 07/16 RP
$2 Right Guard Xtreme Precision dry spray cpn- 07/16 RP
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Right Guard Xtreme cpn- 07/16 RP

Noxema shave cream- $1.99
Use $1 CVS App cpn

Spend $12 on CVS oral care and get $5 ECB- Limit 2

Colgate Optic White toothpaste- $3.99 and get $2 ECB- Limit 2
$0.50 Colgate toothpaste cpn- 07/09 SS

Spend $12 on Aspercreme, Icy Hot or Capzasin HP and get $4 ECB
$1 Aspercreme cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Icy Hot cpn- 06/04 RP
$1 Capzasin cpn- 06/04 RP

Cottonelle Clean Care, Scott tube free or Viva Vantage- $4.99
Use $1 CVS App cpn
$0.75 Cottonelle toilet paper 6 roll+ cpn- 06/11 SS

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Come Along with me.............

As I take you along and show you what we did last week.

We had an awesome week spending time as a family.

Hubby had suggested going to the beach on the 4th of July.  In his mind, the beaches wouldn't be crowded as people would be traveling and hosting BBQ's.  I was hoping he was right :)

Surprisingly, it wasn't crowded at all.  The pavilions on the other hand were all taken and the boardwalk was crowded.  No biggie.  We spent all our time in the water :)
We all had a wonderful time even though it was crazy hot :(  

We came home and soothed our sunburned skin :(  Later that evening, we went outside and enjoyed a wonderful firework show right from our driveway.  I am amazed at the fireworks that people in our neighborhood shoot off.

It then hit me, we are in the month of July.  Eeeekkkkk!!  We start our homeschool in August and I don't have any books.  YIKES!!  

Thankfully, I already know what books I want to use.  I just have to find them at the best price possible.  I went to my normal resources~ Rainbow Resource, Ebay and the actual publishers to see who had the best price.  I have been lucky with several Ebay auctions and am waiting patiently for them to arrive.

I kind of feel like I am cheating on our No Spend Month.  I have been using our credit card to purchase homeschool books.  We have a homeschool fund in place to cover all our homeschool supplies.  I am not purchasing with the intent to pay it off later, we have the money currently available for these purchases :)  Purchasing homeschool supplies does curb my online shopping and I love the hunt :)

On Saturday, we visited our local library.
Got our books for the week, ran into a friend and chatted for a little bit :)  Came home, packed our lunch and off to Toys R Us we went.

Toys R Us was having a Nerf demo.  Anything Nerf gun related, my boys are there :)
Nerf gun on wheels- how cool :)
After the demo, we went around the store and had each boy make a list of birthday wishlist ideas.  Since someone's birthday is right around the corner and then we have another birthday next month as well.

And of course, we can't take little Michael to Toys R Us without him trying on a mask:
This picture is from the last TRU event we went 2 weeks ago :) Crazy kid :)

We had a blast last week and it was all FREE :)  We are having so much fun not spending any money :)

I can't wait to see what we come up with to do for FREE next week :)

How did you spend your 4th of July week?  Did you do anything FREE or cheap last week?