Current Projects

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Real quick!

Just realized that I didn't report on this quick trip to Fresh Market yesterday morning.
Oakdell 5 doz Eggs $3.88
Fabuloso floor cleaner $1.50 each (clearance)
Lots of great meat clearance deals!!!

Still stocking up!

After today I am going to scale back my shopping a bit. My shelves and freezers are comfortably full. Here's what we grabbed today:

At Lolo's:
 Shasta soda 12 pk 2/$5
Shasta 24 pk 3/$10
Milk $2.48 each
Lots of great produce deals! Sorry, we've got homework to do so I have to hurry with this post!

Frozen apple juice concentrate .99 ea
Frozen orange juice concentrate .98 ea
98% fat free cream of chicken soup .98 ea
Shur Savings fabric softener sheets .50 each (clearance)
And here's the find of the day!!!
Sun liquid laundry detergent $2.50!!!!! (clearance)

And then Smith's in Provo:
Boneless skinless chicken breast $1.99/lb
Atkins snacks 2/$11
Challenge Butter $1.99 ea (clearance)
Kroger peanuts $1.99
-.25/1 Kroger nuts store coupon
Kroger Broth .25 (clearance)
S&W Black beans .30 (clearance)
Family size Lucky Charms $1.40 (clearance)
Family size Cinnamon Toast Crunch 3.50
-$3/2 GM cereals ecoupon
Dial Liquid hand soap refill 3.50
Dial hand soap single $1.00
-FREE Dial hand soap with purchase of Dial soap refill
Schick razor $7.99
-$1/1 Shick razor ecoupon
Barbie dolls $3.75 each (clearance)
Comforts jumbo box diapers $20.99
-$2/1 Comforts diapers ecoupon

Overall a good shopping trip!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Recent Shopping!!

Hey kids! I've done a good bit of shopping in the last week. Here's what we got:

Today at Smith's in Payson:
 Family Size General Mills Cereals $2.00 each wyb 2, + ecoupon upload
Kroger Laundry detergent $3.59 each (close out)
Cheerios 18 oz FREE (Best Customer coupon upload)
Honey Bunches of Oats FREE (Best Customer coupon upload)
 Dole Fruit Squish 'ems 2/$4
-$1/1 Dole Squish 'ems= $1.00 each
Atkins strawberry shakes $5.50
-$1/1 Atkins shakes or bars (Best Customer coupon upload)
Only the strawberry flavor was marked at this price. It ended up ringing up at $7.49 but luckily I checked my receipt in the parking lot and was able to go back and get the difference refunded.
ALWAYS check your receipts before you leave!!!
Sabrosas crackers $1.09 each (clearance)
Breyer's chocolate Sprinkles .75 each (clearance)
Suave 2 in 1 kids shampoo $1.69
-$1.00/1 Suave kids shampoo or body wash catalina coupon
Suave Professionals conditioner $1.69
-$1.50/1 Suave Professionals shampoo or conditioner catalina coupon= $.09!!!
Air Heads Bites .50
-FREE Friday freebie upload
Infant Pain Reliever $1.57 each (close out)
Maraschino Cherries $1.49 (clearance)
Gatorade Protein Shake $3.09
-FREE Gatorade Protein shake (up to $3) catalina coupon= $.09
Kroger Melatonin B1G1 @ $4.59 each
-$1/1 Kroger vitamin (one per person per transaction)
Kroger Peanuts $1.99
-.25/1 Kroger party nuts (coupon from the Smith's birthday celebration)
Schick Hydro razor cartridges 5 ct bonus $10.29
-$2/1 Schick Hydro cartridges 
I HATED paying this much but my husband needed them badly and I couldn't wait for a great deal. When I do see an amazing deal though, I will get us stocked up again!!!

I also did some shopping in Provo the other day:
Milk FREE (loyalty reward)
WF yogurt .36 each
Yoplait whips .38 ea
98% fat free cream of chicken soup .99 ea
 This was a random packet of clearance fish that I grabbed at Fresh Market in Provo.
 More at Lolo's:
I don't remember all the produce prices but they were awesome. That's what I get for waiting to blog it.
24 pk Shasta soda $3.17 each
French Bread $.48 each!!! (clearance bread rack)
The candy however, was $1.50 each for the dark chocolate Hershey's Bliss.
The Snickers were just $1.00.
Lolo's has been doing a lot of this clearance candy lately. The carts are usually at the west end of the registers.
This was what I got at the Provo Smith's last week. Same cereal deal as this week. I also happened to grab lots of great clearance meat deals too!!

I will be hunting a bit this weekend. Stay tuned for a report! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stocking Up!

Hey kids! I went out and stocked up for school lunches! So many great deals this week!!
 Fresh Market:
Deli Frost Sandwich meat $1.69 each
whipped topping .89 ea
Tillamook Yogurt .40 ea
Pudding Cups 2/$1.00!!!
String Cheese $3.49
WF Bread .77 ea
99% Fat free Cream of chicken soup .99 ea
Don Julio flour tortillas .89 ea
French bread .98
Apples .88/lb
Pears .67/lb
Milk $2.09 (clearance)
Carb master yogurt .40 ea
Atkins shakes $2.50 (clearance)
Atkins treat bars $2.50 ea (clearance)
Atkins shakes regular $5.50 ea
Cinnamon swirl bread .59 ea (clearance)
Reynold's Wrap 100 ct mini cupcake liners .35 (clearance)
Yoplait yogurt FREE (Friday Freebie Upload)

I'll be doing a last bit of dumpster diving, searching for some final treasures next week before school starts. Stay tuned and wish me luck!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Smith's Report

Well, we did it! I am ready to fall over, but we got it all done! The kids and I and my awesome sister hit Shopko and Kohl's this morning and took care of the school clothes. I had my $10 RX coupon at Shopko and a $10 coupon at Kohl's! That definitely helped!! Plus everything I got was on awesome clearance deals.
I came home and took a power nap and then when my husband got home, we loaded up the kids and went down to Smith's in Payson for their birthday open house. I could barely hold my head up from all the sinus congestion, but the adrenaline kicked in as I searched for deals and we made it through.
I had three Friday Freebies piled up that I needed to use and we scoured the store a few times trying to find them. Finally, we gave up and went to check out. The cashier, one of my favorites, helped us find the elusive items. Yay!!
Plus we had a winning raffle ticket and I got to spin the prize wheel! We won a whole roasted chicken! That takes care of dinner!!
Other good deals added to our miserable, but successful adventure!
 Quilted Northern 6.99 ea

Roasted Chicken FREE

Plastic Wrap .99 (clearance)

Power Bar Wafers FREE (upload)

Bar S Jumbo Beef hot dogs $3.79 (close out)
Yes, these are REALLY expensive and this was a big splurge for me. I tried them out in California on my vacation and they are the BEST I have ever had. They were on close out and I have all of those $.20 packages of buns from KMart the other day. Perfect!

Kroger wheat bread .88 ea

Challenge Cream Cheese .99 wyb 5
-$1/1 Challenge Cream cheese online print= +.01 each!!!
There are enough online print varieties available that you can get all 5 from one computer!!

Hormel Compleats meal FREE (upload)
Payson doesn't carry the Breakfast variety that were specified on the upload but they'll let you get the regular meals instead.

Chili's Dinner Frozen Entree FREE (upload)

On top of all this, we got a $.20/gallon discount at the gas pump! And we were on empty, so it was perfect!
Glad we got it all done. Now I will collapse! :)

Smith's Open house!

Hey kids! Happy Saturday morning to you!! Big news today! An event you don't want to miss!!!
Smith's is having a huge open house today from noon-2pm. There will be all kinds of freebies, samples and more!!
I came down with a nasty cold and a major fibro flare up, but I will be there anyway!! It is worth the effort!!
Check back later today for my report on Smith's and school shopping with the kids!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Early morning!

I'm still adjusting to my new early morning regimen but I am definitely getting more done in a day now! I hit the gym with my friend this morning and then hopped over to Fresh Market after. I took advantage of their meat clearance and also grabbed this awesome deal on eggs!
5 doz Medium eggs $3.99!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


I sure do love clearance deals!!! I hopped over to Kmart after the gym, as part of my yearly end of summer flower savings ritual and found not only a bunch of great flowers and plants at huge savings (the 1 gallon Spirea was $1.00!!!!) but also these packages of hot dog buns for $.20 each!!!
I'm going to hit my favorite nursery tomorrow as I still need hedge shrubs. Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recent Wins and Finds!

I have been doing some great treasure hunting this week!! I also got some great stuff while on vacation AND my mom in law and my aunt dropped off some great donation items while I was gone for me to sell! Gearing up for another yard sale!!
Here are some of the goodies I have found/acquired:

 Tons of assorted matchbox cars and other fun trucks.
Lots of balls of all varieties.
A cute little clip board and a brand new collapsible cooler.
 Brand new package of 12 party invites!!
 Rolling cooler and empty water barrel.
 Cute dolls!
 A Tom Tom.
 Lots of bike accessories.
Gift bags and two  brand new giant Christmas activity books!

I have also started dedicating a couple of hours a day to sweeping! For a couple of hours, I enter free online sweepstakes of all varieties. Another new obsession! Today was the second day and I got my first Instant Win!! Two $3 Glad Trash Bag COUPONS!!!
So excited!!!


Hey kids!
I got back this weekend from a super fun family vacation on the coast! It was awesome and couponing and dumpster diving helped to pay for it!!
Now I'm home and working on restocking!!! Today I hit Lolo's in Provo for some great deal! I hit the money saving jackpot with their clearance cart!!

 Milk $2.48 each
WF 12 pk Mac n' Cheese $4.00 each (clearance cart)
24 ct Diet Shasta Cola $3.28
 Assorted Candy Bars .10 each!!!! (clearance)
Pop Tarts $1.00 (clearance)
Cowboy Bread $1.29 (clearance)
WF Bread .77
Wheat bread $1.68
 Butter $2.47 each
WF Yogurt .36 each
2 lb Baby Carrots $1.53
Bananas .52/lb
Broccoli Crowns .75/lb
Cucumber .45
Seedless Black Grapes .86/lb
Green Leaf Lettuce .70 ea
Red Bell Pepper .43 ea
Spinach Bunch .67 ea

I will be shopping again this Friday to hit the awesome Kroger deals starting tomorrow!! Stay tuned!!