Current Projects

  • Couponing like crazy!
  • Turning Junk into Treasure!
  • Saving Plastic Bottles from Landfills!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saver's Memorial Day Sale!

 The fam and I hit Saver's when it opened yesterday morning at 9am. There was a long line of people waiting outside the door, but they moved in quickly. We had a plan of attack laid out, knowing exactly what we wanted. We did well and were able to take advantage of the 50% off Apparel sale.
 We got so many name brand items, whole summer wardrobes for the kids and lots of goodies for James and I. Everything was in great shape. We paid maybe a tenth of retail. This is the way to keep your family looking nice while not breaking the bank! You just have to be willing to hunt!
Remember that every Monday is .99 day + half offs as well. Always get there right when it opens to get best selection. And have a game plan so you don't waste time or money.

Double Coupon Day! And the Wonder store!

 My wonderful neighbor tended the older two kids so that I only had the baby with me when I hit the Springville Walmart this afternoon. Yay for the Springville store! They had nearly everything I came for. So much better than my recent Payson experiences. Plus I found an absolutely wonderful cashier named Michelle. She is young and has long brown hair. I highly recommend you look for her!
 Here's what we got:
 SunDrop 2 ltr soda $1.38
-$1/1 Sundrop soda= .38 ea
16 oz Hidden Valley Ranch $2.50 ea (ad-matched w/associated foods)
-$1/1 Hidden Valley (online coupon)= $1.50 ea
 Milk $2.39
-.75/1 any milk (doubled to -$1)= $1.39 ea
32 oz Yoplait yogurt $2 ea (ad-matched w/Smith's)
16 oz Land o frost deli meat $3.49 ea (ad-matched w/Smiths)
-.55/1 16 oz land o frost (online coupon)= $2.94 ea
Jolly Time 3 pk Popcorn $1.48 ea
-.50/1 jolly time (doubled to -$1)= .48 ea
Ice cream cones $1.38
Minute Maid $1
Allergy 36 ct $.88
Jell-o gelatin and pudding .62-.94 ea
-.50/2 jell-o pudding or gelatin (doubled to -$1/2)= .12-.44 ea
Hungry Jack potatoes carton $1.25
-FREE Hungry Jack potato carton (mailer coupon)
Mr. Clean original Magic Erasers $1.97
-.50/1 Mr. Clean magic eraser (doubled to -$1/1)= .97 ea
Carefree liners .94 ea
-.50/1 carefree product (doubled to -$1/1)= +.03 each!!!

The kids and I enjoyed a walk to the Wonder bread store. Perfect weather for it!
The sandwich bread, hoagies, and cinnamon raisin bread were all $.99 ea.
The onion buns were $1.80 and we used them to make yummy sandwiches for a late lunch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Shopping this week

I hit Walmart and Macey's yesterday. I was in Payson for a manicure and hit the Walmart down there. That was their last chance. I will not bother with that place again!! Out of nearly everything I needed, just like last time. Not only that, they have all kinds of new, strict rules. No thanks!
Here's the bit I ended up with:
 Jolly Ranchers
-B1G1 free
Carefree liners .97 ea
-.50/1 carefree (doubled to -$1)= FREE
Almond Accents $2.98
-$1 Almond accents= $1.98
Day old bread $1.74 & $1.08
Mangoes .50 ea (ad-matched w/buy low)

Then I hit Macey's:
32 oz Yogurt $2
4 pack Pudding Cups .79
Leaf Lettuce .69 ea
Crunch bars .50 ea
-.60/3 nestle candy bars= .30 ea
4 pack Spice It food coloring .25  (found them in a clearance basket; got some for family and the rest I have gifting plans for at Christmas)

Today I had James stop at Buy Low for me since he was in town. Here's what he got:
Most of these are today and tomorrow only!

 Oranges 5lb/$1
Bananas 3lb/$1
10 lb Russet Potatoes $1
Nectarines .50/lb
Tomatoes .50/lb
Cucumbers 3/$1
Carrots 3lb/$1
Bell Peppers not on sale. Not sure what he paid. :( We need them for this weekend.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Product Review: Post partum belly band

I bought a supportive belly band to use after I delivered Mariah. It cost $25 online. There were several to choose from. I went with one that went higher on the body than the others. I haven't taken measurements which I wish I would have, but I tried on my pre-pregnancy jeans yesterday and they fit! I still have just over 20 lbs to lose, but somehow the jeans are comfortable. I give the credit to the belly band. I didn't use one with my first two deliveries and recovery was much slower. I wore the band all day for the first two weeks and now I wear it for at least 4 or 5 hours each day. It really seems to have helped my uterus to contract more quickly and efficiently and my ab muscles are feeling good and strong. I also worked out a lot before and during pregnancy, which I'm sure helped, but I don't think it would be nearly as good without the band.
I am three weeks out and am super happy with the results. I highly recommend using a belly band to anyone getting ready to have a baby!

Buy Low and Rite Aid

 I did a quick bit of shopping yesterday, leaving James in the car with the kids while I ran in. So much easier on my own!

Rite Aid was first. Did you know that they changed their rewards program?! I haven't been in there in forever! Apparently it changed in February. Here's the gist: the rewards that you earn go onto your wellness card and are available at 6am the next morning. The good thing is that you no longer have to do multiple transactions. The bad news: you have to make two trips. We'll see how it goes.. I'm giving it a chance.

Finish B1G1 @ $6.79 ea
-.75/1 any Finish product
+$2 Up rewards wyb $6=
$1.64 ea
I'll head back in there to spend my rewards next week. There is a 2 week time frame in which to use your rewards.

Then it was off to Buy Low.

 Land o frost 9 oz $1.99
2 lb Cheese $4.97
-$1/1 2 lb cheese= $3.79
 Red delicious apples .50/lb
Nectarines .99/lb
Cauliflower .50/lb
 Celery 2/$1
Loose carrots 3 lb/$1
Pears 2 lb/$1
Broccoli .79/lb
What would I do without Buy Low???

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

yesterday at Walmart

 The fam and I hit the Payson Walmart yesterday evening to do some double coupons. Word to the wise: don't bother with Payson after like noon on a Tuesday. It is too crowded and difficult to maneuver, especially at the front end of the store. Also, they stock a lot less than Springville and Orem. I missed out on several items that I came for that I never have a problem finding in Springville. Luckily the coupons I didn't get to use won't expire before next Tuesday.
 I did the best I could to make the trip worthwhile and ended up saving $64. Here's what I got:
 Milk $1.97 ad matched w/Buy Low's last week price
Resolve $2.48
-.50/1 Resolve (doubled to -$1= $1.48)
Jell-o pudding .73 ea
-.50/2 jello products (doubled to -$1/2= .23 ea)
 Carefree liners .97
-.50/1 Carefree liners (doubled to -$1= +.03 each!!!)
Betty Crocker cookie mix 17.5 oz $1.98 ea
-.50/1 Betty Crocker cookie mix 17.5 oz+ (doubled to -$1= .98)
Ajax dish soap $1.87
-.20/1 (doubled to -.40/1= $1.47 ea)
Miracle Whip $2.98
-.50/1 Miracle whip (doubled to -$1= $1.98)
Pepsi Next $1.00 ea
-.55/1 Pepsi next (doubled to -$1= FREE)
Cool Whip .97 ea (ad matched with Stoke's last week price)
-.50/2 Cool whip= .72 ea (cheaper than doubling)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Deal of the Day!

Rite Aid

Wrigley's Extra  15 ct 2/$2
Buy any 2, earn 41 +up rewards
-.50/2 Wrigley's Extra 15 ct+ (All you mag May 2012)=
.25 ea!

Jack Pot!

The last couple of times that I've gone coupon hunting, I have been super duper blessed! Some anonymous, wonderful newspaper person has left huge bundles of papers, with all the coupons in tact, in the bins! So happy!!! Time to stock pile on freebies!
I'll be hitting Walmart at some point at will report back. My lucky day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Shopping today!

I took the two younger kids shopping today. We hit Macey's and Fresh Market. Some great stock up deals going on just now that are ending tomorrow!


 Lily's 20 double rolls Toilet Paper  $8.99
98% fat free Cream of Chicken soup .99 ea
WF Granola bars $1.59 ea
Hidden Valley Ranch $2.49 ea
-$1/1 Hidden valley ranch= $1.49 ea
Kraft BBQ Sauce .99 ea
-$1/2 Kraft BBQ sauce= .49 ea
 Macey's has rearranged their store layout. I was handed a map when I arrived. Mostly the changes are on the left side of the store but they will definitely affect your rhythm if you aren't aware of them. Give yourself a little extra time on your Macey's trip this week.

Fresh Market:

 WF large bags cereal 4/$10
Fruit Gushers, Roll ups, Ocean Spray snacks 4/$4 (w/in-ad coupon & purchase of 4)
-$1.10/2 any of the above items= .45 ea!!!!
Nestle candy bars .50 ea
-.60/3 Nestle candy bars= .30 ea