Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Favorite Printables

Here a few of my favorite printables that are out right now.

Become a fan of Wheat Thins on FaceBook and print a $1 off one box coupon. If you have not completed the Kraft Keep the Jingle in your Holiday rebate, you can pair it with this coupon.

.75/1 Kleenex product (on sale at Target this week = cheap tissues)

$1/1 Honey Nut Cheerios

$4/1 LeapFrog Tag Book (my daughter received the Tag system for Christmas so this is a great coupon for me!)

$1/1 Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags and pair it with $1/1 Glad ForceFlex Target Printable
Happy Printing!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Safeway Deals

I have never been a big Safeway shopper but they have recently had some awesome deals that I have taken advantage of. Safeway is unique in that you can load digital coupons onto your club card AND they can be used in conjunction with a "paper" coupon. I have known about this for awhile but have not tried to take advantage of it. I was inspired to give it a try the other day when my friend told me how much she was saving at Safeway (thanks, Lisa!). Some examples of the great deals I got using e-coupons and paper coupons together.

Bisquick Baking Mix, $2.59 each
-.60/1 Cellfire E-coupon
-.60/1 Shortcuts E-coupon
-.60/1 MQ from insert, doubled
Total: 19 cents!!!

(2) Green Giant Frozen Boxed Veggies, $1.29 each
-.50/1 X 2 Cellfire E-coupon
-.50/1 Shortcuts E-coupon
-.50/2 printable MQ, doubled
Total: 4 cents each!!!!

As you see, you can load e-coupons from different sites. When you purchase an item all the e-coupons loaded on your card for a particular item will be used. So if you have 3 different e-coupons loaded, they will all apply to one item. You can still use a paper coupon for the item as well. This is a great way to pick up some super cheap products. I was also able to get 2 cans of Dole Tropical Fruit for 25 cents each and 3 boxes of Chex Cereal for $1 each. :)

If you are a Safeway Club Card holder, you can load coupons to your card from Softcoin, Shortcuts, PGeSaver, and Cellfire. Safeway even has e-coupons on their site, which is where I found the e-coupon for the Dole fruit. I am loving Safeway e-coupons and can't wait to take advantage of them again.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Safeway - I rocked out a cracker deal!

Safeway has an awesome deal on Nabisco crackers this week! Buy 5 boxes of select Nabisco crackers and get $5 instantly off your shopping order. You can do this deal multiple times in the same transaction. For example if you buy 10 boxes, you will get $10 off or buy 15 boxes, get $15 off. I needed to buy my Sunday newspapers so I headed over this morning. While I was there, I picked up a couple of other items that were on sale.

4 Wheat Thins, $2.49 each
4 Triscuit, $2.49 each
1 Honey Maid Graham Crackers, $2.99 each
1 Macaroni and Cheese Crackers, $1.99 each
-$3/4 X 2 MQ peelie (you can find these on various Budweiser posters in the beer section)
-$1/2 MQ from Nabisco Back to School booklet
-$10 for buying 10 boxes :)
Final Price: 79 cents each

2 containers of Driscoll berries, $2.00 each (BOGO)
-$.50/1 X 2 printable MQ, doubled
Final Price: $1 each

2 Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, $1.99 each
-$1/2 Post Cereals, 12/6 SS
Final Price: $1.49 each

Total before coupons: 32.87
Coupons/Promotions: 20.00
OOP: $12.87

Not to mention that I received a $1 OYNO for buying 2 Post Cereals. I had no idea that was going to print but it was a nice bonus. I will also mail away for the Kraft Keep the Jingle in your Holiday rebate that I told you about last week. If you take off the $10.00 rebate and the surprise $1 OYNO my total for this order would be $1.87!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Target Trip 12.9.09

I went to Target on my lunch today. We were out of popcorn and running low on toliet paper. Apparently popcorn is required when you watch Christmas specials on TV. The kids were not happy campers last night when there was no popcorn served while they watched Charlie Brown's Christmas special. I also signed up to bring hot chocolate for my daughter's school Christmas party next week. Imagine my excitement when I realized I could get it at Target this week for absolutely FREE.

5 Keebler Cookies, $2.00 each
-$1/1 X 2 printable MQ (says use at Save-A-Lot on it but is a MQ so it can be used anywhere)
-$1.50/2 MQ printable
Received a $5 Target GC for buying 5!
Final Price: 30 cents each!

2 10-packs Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, $0.97 each
-$1/1 printable TQ (adjusted down to 97 cents)
Final Price: FREE!

1 12 roll package of toilet paper, $6.29
-1.50/1 TQ mailer
Final Price: $4.79

2 3-pack PopSecret Popcorn
-$1/2 Target printable (no longer available)
-$1/2 printable MQ
Final Price: $1.29 each

1 Johnson's Baby Wash, $2.24
-$1/1 MQ from insert
-$1/1 Target printable
Final Price: 24 cents

Total before coupons: 25.05
Coupons/Promotions: 15.94
OOP: $9.11 (64% savings)

Menu Plan Monday - Wednesday Edition

Well, this week is getting away from me quickly. Monday and Tuesday were extremely busy days so I didn't get a chance to post my menu plan. Here is the yummy food we are eating this week thanks to my fabulous husband, our family chef. When you see grilled cheese and soup on the menu, you know I am cooking that day...hahaha.

Sunday - Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce

Monday - Beef Tacos, fixings, homemade pico de gallo, home canned jalapenos

Tuesday - Slow-Cooked Asian Chuck Roast (sooooo gooood!)

Wednesday - Soup and Grilled Cheese

Thursday - Spaghetti, garden salad

Friday - Pork Chops, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, corn

Saturday - Apple and Onion Sausage, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Awesome menu at our house this week!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday Finals 12/4 and November Totals

Well I'm overbudget this week again. :( But I'm underbudget for the month and I will show you how. Here are my totals for the week:

Target - 2 trips
Total Spent: $83.13

Total Spent: $12.20

Weekly Total: $95.13

For the month of November, I spend $344.84. This is $24.84 over budget. But I received $67.50 of rebate checks in the month of November as well. All rebate money received was for food purchases. If you account for rebates received my monthly food budget looks like this:

Monthly Food Budget: $320.00

November Grocery Purchases: $344.84

Rebate Checks Received: $67.50

Purchases minus Rebates: $277.34

This means that I was actually under budget by $42.66. Success! I love coupons and rebates!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Kraft Keep the Jingle in Your Holiday Rebate

In October, I posted about the Kraft Keep the Jingle in Your Holiday Rebate. Well, Kraft has issued another rebate! Same terms just different dates. Purchase any 10 participating Nabisco crackers, Easy Cheese, or Planters nuts and receive $10 via mail in rebate. The items must be purchased between 12/1/09 and 1/31/10. Requests must be received by 2/15/10. You can print a rebate form HERE. There is also a printable $1/2 Nabisco crackers coupon available. Remember you can print 2 coupons per computer.

I plan on taking part in this rebate again. I will be on the look out for a great cracker sale to stock up for our pantry and Christmas. :)