Current Projects

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

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Kroger Event Trip #1

I got over to Smith's today for their fabulous Mega Event and I have to say... I rocked it! I will make at least two more trips as some things were inevitably sold out. I'm thinking Monday and Tuesday, so stay tuned for that.
Now here's what we got!
32 Bic Packs of Pens (includes color packs!!) $1.00 ea
-$1/1 Bic stationary product= FREE!!!!!
2 Mrs. Cubbisons Croutons 2/$1
-$1/2 Mrs Cubbisons croutons ecoupon= FREE!!!!
4 Assorted day old rolls .59 per bag
-.50 wyb $2.00 bakery products Kroger mail coupon 

 2 Huggies Wipes .99 ea
-.50/1 Huggies wipes 
1 Pull Ups starter pack .25 (clearance)
4 Purex fabric softener 1.99 ea
2 Tressemme shampoo and conditioner  $2.59 ea
-$4/2 Tressemme kroger ecoupon= .59 each!!!
4 Scrubbing Bubbles drop ins 1.69 ea
-$1/1 any Scrubbing Bubbles toilet product= .69 each!!
2 Coke bottle packs 1.99 ea
2 Gillette Satin Care shave gel 1.39 ea
-$2/1 any Gillette shave gel= FREE!! ++++ .61 each!!!
2 Gillette mens shave gel 1.49 ea
-$2/1 Gillette shave gel= FREE!!! +++ .51 each!!
1 Gillette Venus shave gel 1.99
-$2/1 Gillette shave gel= FREE!!!
4 Coast bar soap packs .99 ea
-$1/1 any Coast soap or body wash= FREE! 
2 Febreze small spaces air fresheners 1.94 each (close out)
-$1/1 any Febreze small spaces product
5 Kroger biscuit dough .39 ea (clearance)
6 Smuckers jam .99 ea
5 Jif peanut butter .99 ea
5 Nature Valley boxes cereal 1.99 ea
-$1/1 any Nature Valley cereal
1 Cascadian Farms Cereal 1.99
-$1/1 Cascadian Farms Cereal ecoupon 
6 Smuckers ice cream topping. .99 ea
-$1/2 Smuckers ice cream toppings= .49 each!
4 Hersheys chocolate syrup 1.39
-$1/2 Hersheys syrup
6 Snack Pack pudding 12 ct $1.94 ea
3 Milk 1.89 ea
3 Sun laundry detergent 3.99 ea
3 Skim fast shakes 7.99 ea

**Not pictured:
Boneless, skinless chicken breast 1.99/lb
-$3 off any $15 meat department purchase

***Additional savings, some unexpected!!
I got a $1.00 Mega Event savings on one of the Febreze Small Spaces, making it FREE + .06!! Not sure why!

I used a $2.00 Catalina coupon from my last trip.

I earned a $3.00 Catalina for buying the 4 Scrubbing Bubbles drop-ins, making them just .09 each!!

Then I also saw a $1.00 coupon on my receipt for buying Coke and meat (chicken)!

I just love when there are fun surprises like that!

Oh, and I earned double fuel points. Ps. Today is the LAST day for weekend double fuel points this summer!!!!
Stay tuned for my next two Kroger trips!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A treasury of cook books!!

I found this huge lot of cook books, kids books, and large blank white envelopes at recycling bins in Provo. There was at least twice this many cook books still in the bin that I couldn't reach. I wanted to climb in but it was super hot and I wasn't up to it.
I may go back tomorrow night if it hasn't been emptied yet. We'll see!

There were even doubles of a couple of books. I'm pretty sure it was someone's collection because at least one or two had been used, but I could also make an argument for it being a store's overstock as they were almost all brand new with the price stickers still on....
I will be hunting around Spanish Fork tomorrow. Stay tuned! 

Shopping! Smith's deals!!!

I had a fabulous shopping trip this last Sunday at the Payson Smith's! I found so many great coupon freebies and deals!
Then I went to Kmart for straight up FREE stuff!!

Powerade .50 ea
Real Sugar Soda (Friday FREEBIE)
Kroger soda 2.50
-$.50/1 Kroger soda mail coupon 
Animalitos animal crackers
Fruit drinks B1G1 @$3.19
Cantaloupe. 29/lb
Magnesium citrate .98
Pineapple tidbits cups .89 (clearance)
 Kroger granola 1.88
-.40/1 any Kroger brand dry cereal mail coupon 
Popcorn 1.99 ea
Tortillas 1.00 ea
Mangoes .50 ea
Baby carrots 1.29
-.40/1 Kroger carrots mail coupon 
Enchilada sauce .79 ea
Pillsbury Funfetti red cake mixes .71 ea close out
Snack pack puddings .70 close out
 Sun liquid laundry detergent 4.99 ea
Summers Eve products .75 ea (clearance)
-$1/1 any Summers Eve product= FREE + .25 each on 4!!!
Dr. Scholl's corn removers 1.49 (close out)
-$1/1 any Dr. Scholl's product
Preparation H products 1.75 ea (clearance)
Opti Free solution 1.00 (clearance)
-$3/1 Opti Free = FREE!!!! ++++ $2.00!!!!
Ultimate Flora gummies 8.99 ea (clearance)
-$5/1 Ultimate Flora product
Refresh eye gel drops 4.99 (clearance)
-$5/1 Refresh eye drops= FREE!
Opti free 2 pk solution 4.75 (clearance)
-$5/1 Opti Free solution 2 pk= FREE!!! + .25!
Blink RevitaLens Travel Pack. 50 (clearance)
-$1/1 Blink RevitaLens = FREE!!! + .50!
Olay Scrub 3.29 close out
Olay cleanser 3.49 close out
-$2/2 Olay cleansers
 Sun chips 1.77 ea
Malt o meal cereal 1.88
Mountain Dew Kickstart drink (Friday FREEBIE!)
Kroger Cinnamoncake decorations .39 ea (clearance)
Larabar .40 ea (clearance)
Wilton dinosaur cupcake kit 1.49 (clearance)
Wrigley Extra sour apple gum .25 ea (clearance)
Hersheys dark mini bars .49 each!!! (clearance)
 Suavitel fabric softener 3.19 ea
-$1/1 Suavitel fabric softener
Libman double bowl mop buckets with wringers 3.50 each!!! (Clearance)
Kroger mops 1.25 each  (clearance)
I will keep a couple of the mops and probably one bucket though I already have the same one. Nice to have a replacement for later. The others will go in my wedding gift supply.
Pull ups starter packs .25 ea (clearance)
 And then Kmart!
Bengay 1.49 ea (clearance)
Quaker granola bars 1.68 ea (clearance)
Big Pull ups kit with goodies $15 (clearance)
-$3/1 any Pull ups (Smiths manufacturer mail coupon)
 I switched over a bunch of my prescriptions to their pharmacy and got a $25 gift card and $10 in points. I've met my insurance max out of pocket and so I didn't have to pay for the prescriptions. Plus I got all this stuff FREE and left with money left over on the gift card!! I LOVE what I do!!!! 

Garbage day!

Busy week!! Finally getting around to posting my treasures!
These are from a residential bin on garbage day.
 Collander full of toys.
 Sewing needles, rubber bands, frame, wall plaque, painting, paper plates, brand new measuring set, brand new nail polishes, spray bottle, pens and pencils, sharpener, Alaskan eagle souvenir, and a sand dollar.
These two lovely hats.

A fun little lot! Stay tuned for my latest shopping report and some more dumpster finds!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Today's Mark Down Finds!

I desperately needed to go hunting today to recharge and revive my spirits! I hit the Provo Fresh Market clearance rack and assorted clearance spots at the Spanish Fork Kmart. Boy did I get some great stock up deals!
 At Fresh  Market:
Mrs. Butterworth syrup 3.99 ea
Halls cough drops .99
Arm and Hammer spin brushes 2.99 ea
Stool softeners 1.99 ea
Antacids 1.99 ea
Sunscreen lotions 1.99 ea
At Kmart:
Slim Fast shakes 1.68 ea
Barbie dresses 1.74 ea

Stay tuned for a compilation post of the sales of many of my dumpster and mark down finds over the last few months!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

School Stuff!

I hit up a bunch of schools this evening with my little partner in crime! We found tons of teacher supplies, lots of them still sealed! The kids are excited to keep a few things but most of it I will sell.

 And a couple of hammocks.
 And a gigantic sleeping bag!
 Shipping supplies.
 Tons of brand new packages of paper and stickers!
 Rolls of stickers, stencils, fabric, notebooks, feathers, baby wipes, totes.
 Binder, two buckets of stamps, mugs, note paper, birthday invitations,pins, crayons, name cards.
This was a fabulous haul and a fun time with my girl! She is going to use the fabric to make a skirt for her new doll.

Tomorrow I will be hunting clearance deals at Fresh Market and Kmart. Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Fun, Productive Reward!

Hey kids!
I did really well on my math test yesterday and it continues to amaze me how good it is going as math has been so hard for me in the past. As a reward, I treated myself to an exploratory shopping trip at Shopko!
 Potting soil $2.99 ea
Top Soil $2.49 ea
 (3) Good Nites tru-fit starter packs $3.19 ea (for resale)
MAM Nipples .99 (for resale)
Play-doh tools $2.40 ea (for gifts and resale)
 Slush Puppie popsicles .97 ea
Revlon lipstick .99 ea (for resale)
Tweezers $1.49 (not any kind of sale or clearance. I just needed to replace the ones my delightful kids lost.)
Melissa & Doug wooden Princess Puzzle Cube $5.19 (for gift or resale. Haven't decided yet.)
Farberware cutlery $7.79

Some sales you might be interested in!
 Markers just  $.99 each!!!!

 Great prices on patriotic decor!!! Wish I could have justified buying one!!
It felt so good to be hunting again! I might go and hit the dumpsters tonight if I get ALL of my homework done early enough! Stay tuned! 

Monday, July 18, 2016


Hey kids,
I stopped at Allens today in Provo, not one of my usual shopping spots, and was thrilled with my discoveries!
 I found Allen's clearance food rack by the registers and grabbed a bunch of goodies!
Knolls Bullion .25 ea
Onion gravy .10 ea
Pork seasoning .49 ea
Asst. Crock pot sauces .39 ea
Gamesa cookies 1.49 ea
Smuckers Dark chocolate topping. 99
And some sale items:
Powerade  .50 ea
Western Family 98% fat free cream of chicken soup .88 ea

 Vine tomatoes and Dole salads! Great deals!
I'll be back next week to see what else they've got going on!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


I spent a couple hours at Kmart yesterday and found some fabulous deals!
 Duncan Hines frosting  $1.12 ea
Saltine crackers .98 ea
Pretzels. 88 ea
Mango drinks .38 ea
Assorted flavor waters .67 ea
Gillette shave foam $2.50 (clearance)
-$2/1 Gillette shave foam
Febreze Vacuum Filters $1 ea (clearance)
-B1G1 FREE any Febreze items= .50 each!
I'll sell these on Facebook 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Dumpsters Part 2!

My daughter and I went out hunting this evening and came back with an amazing dumpster haul!!
And I got INTO the bins for the first time in ages! Feeling so much healthier and more capable!
 Two of these twisty toys, from different bins in different towns.
 A bunch of men's shorts and safety coveralls, work clothes, etc.
 A box of assorted unopened construction supplies. I'll post more specifics tomorrow.
 A movie, two safety rails, this awesome cast iron wheel valve thingy, and three NEW vent covers, two still sealed!
A handy tray and some kind of light fixture electrical part.

 This AMAZING extra wide roll of lovely fabric!!!!
 A Wii mat. Not sure if it works or how to test it. Never have used one.
 3 beautiful artificial plants.
 A booster seat and two pots.
 This fabulous shelving unit!!! Just needs to be tightened! Yes, I got in and dragged that sucker out and loaded/unloaded it all by myself! Mama is feeling powerful!! ;-)

I'm excited to look through the box of bits and see if I can use any of them. Or sell them. :-)
And now homework!