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Monday, September 30, 2013

Busy Buying! And Juicing on a Budget!

I've had a busy day already! We've run so many errands and have hit two stores. I still need to hit Macey's, but that will be later. I hit Lolo's and Rancho Market and was pleased that at both stores I didn't have to wait in line forever.
I was going to take photos of my purchases but I was hungry so I just put it all away. Lots of fabulous produce deals that I just have to tell you about!

Rancho Market:

Apples 2 lb/.99

Cucumbers 2/$1

Green Beans .89/lb

Persian Limes 2 lb/.99

Carrots .79 per bag

kale .89 ea

Roma tomatoes 2 lb/.99

Cilantro 5/.99!!!

Cauliflower .89 ea

Watermelon 4 lb/.99

Then, at Lolo's:

Don Julio flour tortillas .78

Grapes .98/lb

Bananas .45/lb

Milk 2.39 per gallon (includes whole milk)

Bunch of Beets 1.63

Red Cabbage .38/lb

Ginger root 1.29/lb

You might have noticed that I bought some interesting produce. Having been dealing with health problems for some time now and having just been diagnosed with another one, I am looking for things I can do to help myself, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
You may have seen the show on Netflix called "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." It showcases the benefits of juicing. I call it 'Juice Feasting' where others call it fasting. 
It is not an easy thing to do. I am committing to it just one day at a time. I have done it before for a short time and it did feel wonderful! 
Here's a problem, besides hunger, that people often run into when trying to juice; the cost! It can get very pricey as you go through so much produce for each drink!
I am so grateful to have stores like Rancho Market and Lolo's that make this adventure feasible!!! It still costs, but not nearly what it would if I were shopping anywhere else.
Even if you aren't doing something as drastic as juicing, fresh produce is still something that a lot of people don't feel they can afford for their everyday diet. Yet another reason to be grateful for these stores!! Please patronize them! We want to keep them here!!!   :)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Upcoming Awesomeness!!

So yesterday was rough for me. I woke up with a nasty cold while trying to work with my recent GERD diagnosis. Then, to top it off, I ripped open a big chunk of the bottom of my foot.
It was not so much fun. This morning I woke up not feeling so great. I babysat my darling nephew and he was such a treat! His happy little smile really helped!
My foot is still hurting badly but I am a stubborn old goat and a few things are still getting done. When I dragged myself out to the mail box after throwing out a stinky diaper, I was absolutely revitalized by what I found!
All the crappiness seemed to just life like a fog! I opened the new ads and this day has been redeemed! So many fabulous deals coming on Monday!!! I can hardly wait to hobble my way to these fabulous savings!!!

They are out of control!! This Monday starts their Caselot Sale! Prepare to be amazed!! Get your food storage cupboards organized and decluttered! Here we go!

WF 10.5 oz Cream Soups .49 ea

WF Specialty Beans canned .50 ea

Valu Time Mac n' Cheese 4/$1

WF 5 oz canned Chicken .88 ea

Shur Saving 8 oz Tomato Sauce 4/$1

WF Canned Vegetables 2/$1

WF Canned Chili .69 ea!!!

WF Canned Beef or Chicken Broth .39 ea!!!

VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner .69 ea
-$1/4 Alberto VO5 shampoo or conditioner, 15 oz+, SS 9/08

Guittard Chocolate Chips 3/$5

WF Mini Marshmallows .79

WF 32 oz Powdered Sugar  .88

Pillsbury Brownie Mix .88

Pillsbury Cake Mix .88

Pillsbury Frosting 2/$3

WF Evaporated Milk 12 oz  2/$1

Shur Saving canned Vegetables .39 ea

Shur Saving 12 oz Frozen Orange Juice .78 ea

WF Pancake Syrup 128 oz  $5.98

Soffs 80 ct Baby Wipes .79

WF Salt 2/.88

Fresh Market

They have most of the same deals as Macey's but they ALSO have these great deals!

WF Chocolate Chips 1.25 ea w/in-ad coupon limit 4

Bubba's Bagels .99 w/in-ad coupon  limit 4

WF 18 oz Peanut Butter 1.49 ea w/in-ad coupon limit 3

Dinty Moore Beef Stew .88 ea w/in-ad coupon limit 4

Buy (1) WF 4 qt Ice cream @ $5.79, get one 2 liter bottle of Shasta Soda FREE w/in-ad coupon

32 oz WF shredded cheese 5.99

I will be shopping Monday and Tuesday at these stores and a few others. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Crazy busy day again!! I had a long list and am proud to say that I got it all done! I was able to squeeze in a bit of shopping!

Rancho Market
They've always got at least a few good deals, especially on produce! Sometimes it takes awhile to check out... They need more cashiers! Oh, and a rotten guy, a customer, jumped like lightning in front of us into a line that opened up, even though we had been waiting forever... His mansion is heaven is burning down! ;)

Roma Tomatoes 2 lb/.99

Medium Avocados 2/.99

Pineapple 2 lb/.99

Celery 2/.99

Bananas 2 lb/$1

Chicken of The Sea Tuna 2/$1

Kale .89 ea

Mangoes .89 ea


 Shur Saving .88 ea
Meadow Gold ice cream novelties 1.25 ea
Milk (not shown) 2.39 per gallon (includes whole milk!!!)
1 lb Strawberries .62 ea
Bananas .45/lb (too bad I didn't know they had them cheaper than Rancho! But now I have plenty of bananas!)
Red Grapes .98/lb
Spinach 1.07 (not on sale but I needed some)
Romaine Lettuce .77 ea

We also went apple picking at the Bishop's home this afternoon. I now have tons of lovely apples to turn into all kinds of yummy applesauce and apple pie filling! Just got to get around to doing it! :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

So busy!!

This has been a crazy day!! I am feeling so very productive! I have EARNED the guilty pleasure of catching up on episodes of Cup Cake Wars! :)
I sold my metal scrap and donated stuff to D.I. that just wasn't selling. Gotta get my junk inventory down to my goal!! Working hard at it! I haven't had time for tons of shopping as I have been so busy selling! It's funny; I was feeling all worried because I had put a LOT of money into discount plants and trees and mulch this last weekend for the garden project I am doing to honor my dad. My bank account was getting lower than I like it to be these days. I was about to sink into despair when I realized DUH! I have a shed full of money!!! So I put on my big girl pants and got myself busy! And I have far surpassed my earnings goal for the day and still have several people coming to pick stuff up today!
I am just so very blessed! The Lord knew that I needed to do my Wonderland Garden for my dad. He knew that my heart wouldn't make it through this ordeal without something good that was totally in my control and He totally provided a way to make it happen!
Plus, I just LOVE selling JUNK that other people threw away!! :)
I also finally finished renewing my driver's license! And hit Sam's Club! And then there was a wreck on the freeway exit and I was late picking up my daughter from school and couldn't find my phone to call a neighbor or anything. Arrgghh!! I am just so pooped!!!
But my daughter is home, my baby is in bed, my boy is not trying to bite anyone anymore, and I have a little bit of money in my jar. :)
Life is so good!! And tomorrow I will do a little shopping! Stay tuned my fellow warriors!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smith's & Lolo's!

I ran down to Smith's in Payson this morning. I had to grab just a few more things before the sale ends!!
 4 loaves Kroger bread .88 ea
Peanuts 1.67 ea

On the $5/5 sale:
Nature Valley Oatmeal bars 1.49
-.75/1 Nature Valley soft baked bars

(9) Old Spice shave gels .99
-$1/1 Old Spice shave gels= +0.01 ea!!

After Smith's, I ran up to Provo, did a few errands and also made a stop at Lolo's. I found way more deals than I was expecting!!!

 Milk (including whole!!) $2.39
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 1.49/lb
5 lb Ground Beef Patties $8.99
 Oreos 2/$3
-.75/2 Nabisco cookies= $1.12 each!
WF Cake mixes .66 ea
WF 64 oz Apple juice .99 ea
Shur Saving Cream of chicken soup .69 ea
WF 98% fat free cream of chicken soup .99 ea
10 lb Russet Potatoes 1.78
5 lb Apples 3.79
25 lbs Whole Wheat Flour 6.99
Baby Carrots 1 lb  .65
Green Leaf Lettuce .99

I am going to go back to Lolo's later this week for more milk and chicken. My plan is to bottle all the chicken I bought today and then freeze what I get later. I've never done it before, so wish me luck!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Upcoming Deals!!!

Hey kids! Oh the deals that are coming!!! There are so many! I'll list just the most exciting ones, but be on the lookout for the new ads!

Mix n' match; Buy 10, save $5

WF Ice cream $1.99

M&M's singles .50

2 lb cheese loaf $4.49

WF 66 oz Salsa $3.99

2.5 lb Frozen Chicken breasts $4.99

Other sale prices:

Milk $2.50 (does not include whole)

64 oz WF Apple Juice 4/$5

WF bread .99

WF Evaporated Milk 12 oz  .69

WF Chocolate Chips $1.49!!!

WF Cake mix .79

Powerade 2/$1


Oreos 2/$3
-.75/2 Nabisco cookies

WF Cake Mix .66

WF 64 oz Apple Juice .96

WF 24 pk Bath Tissue 3.98

Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix .88

Campbells Chunky Soup 1.58

1 lb baby carrots .65

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $1.47/lb!!!!
Super saver pack

I am SO excited to go shopping on Monday!!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Smith's Haul!!

Another great haul at the Payson Smith's this morning!! If you haven't hit the $5/5 sale yet, now is the time!! I will hit it at least one more time before it ends.

O Cel-o "Green" sponges .69 each clearance end cap
-.75/2 any O-Celo sponges

Emerald Breakfast on the Go!  $2.99
-FREE Emerald On the Go! Kroger ecoupon!!
You can only load this coupon TODAY!!! Don't miss out!! You don't have to redeem it today, just have to get it loaded!!

Buy 5, Save $5 Sale!!

Gillette Fusion gel $1.99 ea
-$2/1 Gillette Fusion shave prep= +.01 each!

Edge Shave gel $1.50
-$1/1 Edge shave gel= .50

Old Spice shave gel .99 ea
-$1/1 Old Spice shave gel= +.01 each!!

Gillette Shave gel .99 ea
-.75/1 Gillette shave gel= .24 ea
-$1/1 Gillette shave gel= +.01 each!

Gillette After Shave .99 ea
-$3/2 Gillette shave products= +$1.02/2!!!!

Trix Cereal $1.49
-.50/1 Trix cereal Kroger ecoupon

Cheerios $1.49 ea
-.50/1 Cheerios Kroger ecoupon
-$1/2 Cheerios Kroger ecoupon

Nature Valley Soft Bars $1.49 ea
-.75/1 Nature Valley Soft baked bars= .74!!!

Luvs big box diapers $16.99

-$3.00 store coupon from last week's haul!!!

Total Value: $115.00

Total Paid: $22.00!!!

So after Smith's we went to Walmart where I splurged on flower bulbs and Mums. Like I say all the time, decide where you want to spend your money! I'd rather get my groceries and toiletries for FREE or close to it and then be able to spend my grocery money on the things I WANT!!!
You can do it too!!!

Friday, September 6, 2013


Hey kids! Still sick as a dog but feeling totally invigorated by this morning's haul!! I ran down to Smith's in Payson again and did some amazing things!!
Comfort diaper $6.19
-$1.50/1 Comfort diapers Kroger coupon

Bic multicolor pens .89
-$1/1 any Bic stationary= +.11 each!!!

Buy 5, Save $5 Sale!!!

(2)Multigrain Cheerios $1.49 ea
-$1/2 any Cheerios

(2) Cinnamon Toast Crunch $1.49 ea
-$1/1 Cinn Toast Crunch online print= .49 each!

(2) Life Cereals $1.49 ea
-$1/2 any Quaker products

(5)Nature Valley Granola Bars $1.49 ea
-$1/2 Nature Valley bars

(3) Fiber One bars $1.49 ea
-$.50/1 any Fiber One bars

(1) Mueller GreeK Yogurt  1.00
-FREE Mueller yogurt w/purchase of 2 Quaker products (coupon on cereal box)

(1) Old Spice shave gel .99
-$1/1 Old spice shave gel= +.01

(5) Gillette After Shave lotions .99 ea
-$3/2 any Gillette shave products= +$3.00!!!!

(16) Gillette shave gels $1.99 ea
-$6/3 Gillette shave products= +.01 ea
-$2/1 Gillette Fusion gel= +.01

Not only did I get all these FREEBIES and GREAT savings, but at checkout, a $3.00 Catalina store coupon printed up thanks to Nature Valley!!! I'll be going back Monday and will use it then!! 

So incredibly happy about this haul! It just really lifts my spirits! And can I say again how much I love the Payson store?? Great deals, great people, great shopping experience!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I love Smith's!!

I really love Smith's! Especially the Payson store!! I love that they give overage on coupons! I love that they do so much clearance! I love how well I am treated! I just love that store!
Still battling this nasty head cold, I dragged myself and the babies down there this morning and was rewarded for my efforts!
5 lb Tillamook Cheese $11.99

Krusteaz pancake mix (case of 6) $22.14

Buy 5, Save $5 Sale!!

Honey Nut Cheerios 1.49
-$1/1 any Honey Nut Cheerios online print= .49 each!!
They were out of the Cinnamon Toast Crunch that I had a $1 coupon for. Hoping they'll have it in stock again before the deal ends!!

Edge Shave Gel $1.50
-$1/1 Edge shave gel= .50 each

Gillette Shave gel .99
-$6/3 any Gillette shave prep (or razor, cartridges)= +$3.00!!!!!
They also have the other Gillette gels like Fusion for just $1.99 each, which with the same coupon would be +.01 each!! I wanted the overage for my other items though. :)

Now I will take a nice long rest. :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Even when sick

I have the most horrible head cold! I have been miserable for two days and had even thought of not shopping today. Luckily, with the help of dayquil, diet coke, and the good Lord, I was able to drag my kids (also sick) into Provo to do some shopping plus running several errands along the way! We're home now and I will be crashing after this post!!!
We hit Rancho Market first.

If you haven't been in there recently, you'll be delighted by all the improvements they've made! So much more room!
Bananas 3 lb/$1
Red delicious apples 2 lb/.99
Iceberg lettuce 2/.99
Wafer cookies .79
Peaches 2lb/.99
They also had Nectarines 4 lb/.99!! My kids don't really eat them though and I still can't chew (recent jaw procedure), so I skipped those. A great price though!!

Next was Lolo's:

We did really well and found lots of great surprise deals!
 Clearance Bread .50-.75 each
Sunbelt Chocolate Chip Granola Bars .99 ea
Oreos 1.99
-.75/2  Nabisco cookies
Pecan Shortbread Cookies $1 clearance cart
Large bag Apple Rolls cereal $1 clearance cart
Kelloggs fruit snacks .50 clearance cart

WF yogurt 4/$1
Shur Saving whipped topping .95 ea
Nalley Chili .75 ea
The salmon was like $7.75 or something like that for a 2 lb package. Sorry I don't remember for sure. :/

Finally, we hit the Provo Smith's to see if we might find anymore clearance milk this time around. Sadly, there wasn't any, but we got a couple other goodies.
Bakery bread .59 each clearance rack
French's Flavor Marinade .75 clearance end cap
-$1/1 French's Flavor Marinade= FREE   **The Provo Smith's does not give you overage on coupons. It overrides them to match the actual price. Annoying, but FREE is still cool. :)

And now I will rest! :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Awesome photo print deal!

Thank you for the heads up on this awesome deal!!

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on 9.2.2013 at 1:49pm
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