Monday, August 31, 2009

Late Night trip to CVS and Smiths

CVS trip with a Plan
3 Tide and 3 Dish soap
Total Cost :$33.99
Saved : $23.00
Spent : $10.99
68% Savings - Not Bad

Smiths trip without a plan
(don't recommend going without a plan)
Total Cost : $57.41
Saved : $27.31
Spent : $30.10
47% Savings

Smiths I got (sorry i didn't get a picture)
10 2 liters of Pepsi products
5 small things of Baby Wipes
3 bags of doritos
1 bag of snack size doritos
3 loaves of bread
2 Summer pool toys for birthdays in March
24 items averaged to $1.25 an item...not too bad

I went to Smith's with no plan other than I needed stuff for the kids lunch tomorrow and I knew I wanted more of the Pepsi that was on sale. I don't typically go to any grocery store with out a very detailed plan of action so this was out of my comfort zone. But I am pleasantly impressed that still did so well. All the items I got were on sale and I knew there weren't any coupons to match up with them.

My Stock Pile!!

Is this not the best sight you have ever seen!!!
Yes Count them 12 PEPSI's!!!!
(not including the one I put in the fridge to get cold)
I am in my glory and geared up for anything that might come my way!!

I had to make one more trip to Smith's tonight to get
more since they were on sale for $.75 a piece.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What Would You Do??

So I've been thinking.....What Would You Do if you had an extra $50 to $100 a month??

Doesn't sound like much but for me and my family an extra $50 is like Gold!!

Here is my top 5 list

1. Pedicure
2. Dinner out with My Husband
3. Take the Family to the Movies
4. Stock my fridge with
5. Take a Friend to Lunch

I saved $100 on my Grocery Bill this month by spending a little extra time and planning and using Coupons!! So maybe next month I can do a few of these fun things that are treats to me and my family.

What would you do with extra money every month?? I'd love to hear about it!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FREE Bacon

I went and got my Free Bacon today at Von's !!!

Check out Nichole's blog for all the details

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Looking For - Huggies Coupons

Does anyone have extras of the

$0.50/1 Huggies Baby Wipes, exp. 9-30-09 (SS 7/19/09)??

Coupon Class

I am having a Coupon Class at my house on Saturday August 29th!!!

I would love to have everyone join me. Please pass the details on to any friends you think might be interested!!! Even if it doesn't fit in for your family it might for your best friend or neighbor!!

Date: Saturday August 29th
Time: 10:00am
Place: Melinda's House...Send me a msg for the address

Kids are welcome. The Class is only about an Hour.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Savings for Aug 14th

I hit two stores this morning all before 9 am!!!

Totals Combined :
Cost $228.75
Savings: $144.23
$29.00 in Coupons
$5.00 in vouchers used
$110.23 Store Sales/Instant savings
Spent $84.52

I qualified to mail in for a $20 rebate I can use at a later date
So with the rebate factored in I only in the end will have paid $35.19
(this was a two transaction trip)
Also figured into this but isn't pictured was a Frozen Lasagna and garlic bread which were not on sale but I needed lunch for my Son's Workshop So I got what was easy for today.

was a two transaction trip.
The muffins were not on sale but Again I needed snacks for the workshop today.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Commissary Deals

Successful trip to the Commissary!!

The Cashier did a double look when I handed her the $2 Chinet Coupon...
I got worried for a sec that she wasn't going to take it....
But she did.

The Coffee Mates where and online coupon for buy one get one free...
the regular ones were $.77 and the French ones were $.93
She took $.93 off for both coupons I gave her.
(was nice of her I thought!!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Food 4 Less

Tried out Food 4 Less today......Not gonna be
one of my regular stops but they had
a couple of deals I couldn't pass up.

Chef Boyardee's were $.76 each

Toothpaste 5 of them were FREE
Toothpaste 6 of them were $.25 each
(or $.13 each if you avg together)

The meat was $7.25 for 5 steaks
(I marinade them for Chad so that is 5 meals for us)

A few things I liked....
- The shelves were stocked very well
- The product was marked really clearly and matched the ad!!! (makes a difference)

A few things I didn't care for....

- you have to bag your own
- The Receipt doesn't show your savings due to a sale
- The guy gave me a little bit of trouble with the coupons but did take them in the end
- The one I went to wasn't the cleanest but I would go back if the sale was good

Colgate Toothpaste

Food 4 Less has Colgate Toothpaste for $1

- Use Coupon from 8/9/09 Smart Source for $1 off 1 - FREE
- Use Coupon from 7/26/09 Smart Source for $.75 off 1 - $.25 each

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


There is a coupon in Sunday's 8-9-09 Smart Source for $2 off Chinet paper plates.

Kristi said they are around $1.69 at the commissary right now.

Free Paper Plates....can't beat that!!

Thanks Kristi you rock!!


The Walgreens on Nellis has redeemed themselves to me!!

The Cashier was awesome and I even passed the coupon
Web Site on to her when I was done.

I had to do 4 transactions so I could roll over the vouchers but here are the totals:

Cost $62.50
Savings $45.60
Spent $16.90

73% Savings!!

All these Items I was out of so it's nice to
be stocked up on those items!!

August Totals

These are my totals so far this month. I have just reached the stage where I have enough stock of enough items that I should be able to Lower the Actual amount I spend each week on Groceries.

Cost $749.37

Savings $419.92

Spent $331.45 (my budget for the 1st thru 15th is $ I'm just a little bit over
but diapers had to be

56% Savings on what I bought.....0% savings if you look at my over all grocery bill vs budgeted amount.

Albertsons Trip

I ventured out to Albertsons with all Three....Yes, All three kids today!!

Got Awesome Savings though. Was so worth it.

Cost : $57.23
Savings : $45.84
Spent : $11.39

80% Savings!!

The Water was full price but the kids were

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Not sure how much I will use this blog....or in what way I will use it....But this is a start...