Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have mentioned the magazine ALL YOU before.
It is full of coupons--good coupons. If you don't have
a subscription and you have a few extra bucks in your envelope,
then I encourage you to give it a try. Go here for a great price.
I promise you'll recoup that $$$ back in no time from the coupons.

Monday, May 3, 2010


You'll want to go here and check out the great
offer from Kraft if you become a fan on their facebook
page. You must click Like on their page first. I can't wait
for the sample and the rebate. You can usually score great
deals with the rebate!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Extra Meal Ready

A friend of mine told me a great idea the other day
that she had read in a magazine. She had read to
always keep a main dish frozen and ready to deliver
in case of a death, birth, illness, etc.
I usually have some meals fixed and in the freezer
for us to eat but now I have added 1 dish that is
"to go" ready should the need arise. If I don't have to
use it in the next few months then we'll eat it and I'll
make another one to keep in the "just incase someone is
in need" dish. I always right the ingredients and directions
on the foil lid so whomever receives it knows exactly what is.
Don't know why had never thought of doing this before. Thank
goodness for helpful hints in magazines.

Happy Easter

I love Easter! I love all holidays but the promise that comes with
Easter is the greatest gift of all. This in one of our family traditions!
We have made resurrection rolls twice in the past few days.
Such a great way for the kids to help and to hear and continue
to learn the real meaning of Easter. Hope you'll try them!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cooking Ahead

Here are the things I cooked up to keep on hand. This saves so much time
and money. Hope you find something you would like to try!

Make Ahead Breakfast
1 lb sausage (cook & drain)
2 slices of bread
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard

Break bread into 1/2 inch pieces and spread in a dish that has been buttered. (9x13)
Top with the sausage and cheese. Beat eggs and combine with milk & seasoning. Pour over cheese. Cover and refrigerate (or freeze) overnight. Bake for 30-40 min. @ 350 when you are ready to eat it.
*I usually take this to new mothers or church when it's our turn to bring snacks since it's easy and is supposed to be made ahead.

E-Z Chicken Casserole
1 lb chicken ( about 4 breasts) cooked and cut up
1 can Cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
Poppy Seeds
1 stick melted butter
1 sleeve or Ritz crackers

Place chicken in a baking dish. Add soup and sour cream. Stir. Add poppy seeds-I just sprinkle some in--maybe about 1 tsp. Crush up the sleeve of crackers and mix with melted butter. Pour over top and bake @350 for 30 min.
*To freeze, skip the crackers & butter until you are going to bake it. This is super yummy and easy to make ahead.

Veg-All Casserole
2 cans Veg All (or any mixed veggies)
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 c mayonaise
1 c crushed Ritz crackers
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 small onion minced
1/2 stick butter

Mix everything except crackers and place in baking dish. Place cracker crumbs on top and drizzle with butter. Bake for 30 min @ 350.
*If you are freezing, save the crackers & butter off and add when you cook.

These are just a few of the things I made. Sorry there are not pictures. I assure you they are

Monday, March 29, 2010


My name is Jamie and I am a coupon-a-holic.
I had to take my 2 year old to the doctor today.
When I walked in I spotted the Parents magazine.
Since I get that magazine, I knew that there was
a $1/1 Ronzoni pasta coupon. I took the magazine
to the room with us and ripped out the coupon.
(Does this make me a thief? They will just throw it
out or some other coupon-a-holic would get it.)
Then when I went to put the magazine in the rack
while in the room, there was another Parents magazine.
Yep--I took that coupon too. Then I decided to thumb
through the Rachel Ray magazine and low and behold--
another coupon. I am now is possession of 4 $1/1
coupons for the pasta that is part of Kroger's March
madness sale. I will make $$$ buying the pasta and get
4 FREE boxes of Ronzoni pasta. Love it!

Monday, March 22, 2010


General Mills has a program called PSST.
I have mentioned it before. If you are not
a member, you'll want to sign up. They are
going to be having some hosting opportunities
for you this spring if you are interested.
Sounds like it might be a little like House

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Facebook Fan

Become a fan of Peanuts on facebook and print
a coupon for $1.50 off. Great deal on some Peanuts
at Kroger this week making them just $.49 with coupon.
Walgreens also has a deal too. Become a fan!! Here is the
link. I almost forgot!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shopping Bag

Visit Mambo Sprouts and enter to
win a free reusable shopping bag.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

CVS Lingo

ECB's: Extra care bucks that print out on your receipt. Use them in CVS like cash for anything you need/want to purchase. I like to roll mine if I can into more ECB's from transaction to transaction so that my OOP is less.

OOP: Out of pocket--what it will cost you.

*Don't forget to scan your CVS card at the little red machine in the store close to the front for extra coupon savings. Sometimes you may get $25 Gift Card with new or transferred prescription!!

CVS 3/7-3/13

I really need to get my camera fixed b/c I would
love to show you what I scored at CVS today.
Guess you'll just get to read about it again though.

Nivea Lip Care $2.99 get $2.99 ECB's
use BOGO coupon from 2/7 paper
Like getting 2 for free!!

Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99 get $4 ECB's
use $4/1 coupon from 2/7
OOP: $.99

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo/Conditioner $3.48
Buy 2 get $2 ECB's back
use $2/1 from 2/7
**Pretty good deal if you NEED them. My stockpile of shampoo
is gone so I NEEDED it.

2 Oral B Cross Action Toothbrushes $4 get $4 ECB's back
you can buy 2 in one transaction
use 2 $.75/1 coupons from 2/21
Like making $.75 for each toothbrush.

4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal at $2.50 get $5 ECB's back
use 2 Kellogg's coupons here

Dawn dish soap $1
If you have coupons from Home Made Simple, use the $.50/1
OOP: $.50

My total OOP was only $12.24 after my coupons and ECB's that I rolled over. I got back (drum roll please).......$23.00 in ECB's!!!

Love CVS!!!
If you don't have the above coupons the above scenario will not be so great for you. Below is a scenario for new CVS bargain shoppers!!

Transaction #1
Buy one Oral B Cross Action toothbrush for $4 and get $4 ECB's back.

Transaction #2
Buy 4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal and use 2 coupons from here.
Your total will be $10. Use the 2 coupons which will take off $3
and use your $4 ECB from the toothbrush. Pay $3 OOP but get
a $5 ECB at the end of your transaction.

SIMPLE and it's like getting a toothbrush for free. Even if you don't need one, you can stockpile.

Save your ECB's safely for next week so that you may begin to roll them into more great bargains.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sun Chips

Become a fan of Sun Chips on facebook
and get a coupon for a free bag of Sun Chips.
Love it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Almost forgot the Starbucks Frapacino

They are $1.25 a piece. Use the coupon here
for a $1 off making it a $.25.


If you have not made it to Walgreens this week,
there are a few deals.

Buy 2 packs of Dentyne gum and use the weekly
ad coupon for $.69
stack with MFG coupon from 2/28 for $1/2
OOP: $.19 per pack

Tylenol PM
use $2/1 here
use the $1.50 from the March coupon book (found in Walgreens by the weekly ads)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kroger fun

Head over here to Kroger's
site and play a game of March
madness. I played earlier today
and won $5 off my next grocery
purchase. Can't wait to see the bargains
I'll get with my coupons and the $5 off.
You can play once a day. Let me know
what great things you win.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Walking Tacos

We are heading out to a life group fellowship in
a little while. If you have a group you need to feed,
this is one of my favorite "recipes." Enjoy!

Walking Tacos

taco meat ( fix according to how many you are feeding)
individual bags of cheese Doritos
drained Ranch style Beans
sour cream

Get a bag of Cheese Doritos and crush the chips. Then open the bag and put in the ingredients
of your choice. Grab a fork and dig in. Best part is---no dirty dishes. I usually fix the meat and have everyone else bring something to go on or with the walking tacos. Not too expensive and again, easy clean up!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Too cute!

Just saw these adorable bags on Etsy for
those of us with coupon notebooks. Stop
by here and check them out. Then slide
on over here to A Thrifty Mom's blog
and enter to win one! Of course good
luck but I hope that I win!

Grocery Shopping

Do you....

1) Grocery shop once a month?
2) Grocery shop weekly?
3)Do you have a grocery budget? If so, how much and how big is your family?

I used to just go to the grocery store and shop. I might would use a coupon here and there but nothing like I do now. It took a bit more time in the beginning but the savings was well worth my time. Now I have it down and can get in and out a bit faster. My kids even help me and Hayden loves to get me some coupons from those little machines in the store. Teaching him young!!

Mail Call

Wal Mart has a free sample of Olay body
wash here. Enjoy!

Cook Ahead??

Do you cook meals and freeze them ahead of time, do you make a weekly or monthly menu, or do you just wing it? I am guilty of all 3 and I have to admit that I spend way more money when I wing it. I have started making a monthly menu. I stick to it for the most part but may draw arrows and move meals around to fit our schedule (or my taste buds). I TRY to cook a few things up ahead of time but have been lazy the past few months in doing so. Sometimes I try to brown some meat or boil some chicken so it's easy to thaw and use for casseroles or soups. I am going to stay in tonight and empty out the pantry with what I have so MAYBE I can save even more on my March groceries. Do you have a great recipe for cooking ahead and freezing?Would love for you to share it if you do. I'll let you know how my Friday evening of cooking ahead goes.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun Times

My House Party bag game today. I love getting
packages like these. Can't wait to share everything
with you all!

Monday, February 15, 2010


We tried this recipe the other night.
It is one of our new favorites.
So easy and YUM-E. I think
next time we have company
I will wow them with this one.
The best part is that it was so easy!
Give it a try and I think you'll love
it too.


Kroger has a few deals until tomorrow. I meant
to post these earlier. This is the transaction I did
earlier today. Again, was going to post a pic but
the battery on my camera is dead!
The main reason I did this was to get the Purex laundry
detergent. It is part of the buy 10 participating items
get $3 off at the register. Remember you have to buy
10 qualifying items.

My Purchase:
2 bottles Purex Laundry Detergent
4 cans Campbell's Chunky Soup
3 Chef Boy R De microwaveable spaghettio's
1 box Betty Crocker fruit snacks

coupons used:
2 $.35/1 Purex
2 $.50/2 Campbell's soup
3 $.40/1 Chef Boy R Dee microwave cups
1 $.40/1 Betty Crocker fruit snacks

Don't know the exact total--but cheap--because I bought some produce too.

The best part is you will get a $4 catalina coupon that prints out when you pay that
you may use on your next shopping trip to Kroger. You must purchase 2 Purex laundry detergents to get the catalina for $4.

Walgreen Wows

There are some great deals this week at Walgreens.
If you usually don't shop their, I really encourage you
to do a Wags run this week and try it out. I went this morning
and had my stuff set up to take a picture to post and the battery
on the camera is..... dead! So below is my list of things to get
this week. You will need to have coupons from the 2/7 paper
to get these bargains.

Venus Embrace Razor or Spa Breeze $8.99
use $2/1 QPON and
buy select razor get Olay body wash free QPON
OOP: $2.99

Gillette Fusion Razor $8.99
$4/1 QPON
You will get a $4 register reward when you check out.
OOP: $.99

I had a gift card so I did not break up my transactions.
I suggest buying the Gillette Razor first and using the RR (register
reward) to purchase the Venus Razor. You will need to buy something else
as they do not give money back for register rewards. You can also
do both in one transaction and use the register reward another time.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I am so excited because I am going to host
a party compliments of Houseparty.
We are going to be trying out sandwich thins.
Sounds wonderful and I have some yummy
recipes to try out! If you have not signed up
with them, do so now.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Do you love to host parties? If you
have not yet signed up with House Party,
you'll want to now. They have a couple
of great hosting events coming up.
Sign up & you'll receive emails
keeping you updated with all
their party opportunities.

Mail Call

Eat Better America has a coupon
book with $10 worth of savings.
Go on over to their site and sign
up. Love getting more coupons
in the mail to add to the savings.

Mail Call

Want to get $10 worth of savings in the
mail? Sure you do. Go here and enter your

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Goldfish Coupon

Kroger is running the Mega Event again this
week. Goldfish are just $.88 (when you buy 10
participating items). Here is a coupon for
$.75 off making them just $.13 a bag!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Game Deal

There are some new coupons here.
Some of them are for toys and games.
You can score some great deals
with the game coupon at Target
and/or Wal Mart. Stock up
for birthday parties.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wheat Thins Fan

Become a fan of Wheat Thins on facebook
and print a $1 off coupon. (Scroll down on
Wheat Thins page and on left hand side
you will see where it says, "Print your $1 off
coupon here." You could get them for $.89
this week at Kroger as part of the mega event.
Remember you have to buy 10 items included
in the mega event to get the cheaper price.

Friday, January 29, 2010

HomeMade Simple

Visit HomeMade Simple and sign up
for their newsletter. Every so often they
have a coupon booklet that they will mail
to you with super coupons for Cascade, Swifter,
and many more. Something to look forward to
in the mailbox!

Vocal Point

Vocal Point is a fabulous site to
visit and sign up. When you sign
up, you may qualify for some
of their promotions. You can get
coupons for new items, high dollar
and/or try it free, and coupon's
to share with friends. They may
ask you to try out a new product and
write a review. I have received several
great things from them.

Possible deal on Keebler?

There is a coupon here (firefox) for Keebler cookies.
This is a new kind they are making. If they are
included with the Keebler cookies that are in the
Mega Event for $1.19, then after the coupn
they will just be $.19.


Click here to register and get a booklet of Pilsbury

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sunday's (1/31) Paper

There will be two coupon inserts in the
Sunday paper. Smart Source (SS) and
Red Plum (RP).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KROGER Mega Event 1/27

It's Mega Even time at Kroger. This means you get $5 off
your qualifying mix and match items at the time of
check out. There are some great deals. Don't worry-
the Mega Event will last two weeks. You also still
have time to get Sunday's paper to snag the coupons
needed for some of the items. Here are some deals
for you to take advantage of! The price reflects what you will
pay when you buy ten participating items. Coupon links are highlighted.

Kraft Cheese $1.49
$1/2 (1/24)
or click here

Philadelphia Cream Cheese $.99
$1/4 here

Velveeta Cheese $3.99
$1/1 here

Caprisun $1.49
$1/2 here

Toaster Strudels $1.77
$.55/1 (Paper-not sure what week)
$1/1 here FireFox & combine with cell fire coupon

Mission Tortillas $1.50
$1/1 here

Franks Red Hot Sauce $1.19
$.35/1 (12/09 paper)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese $.50
Buy 3 get 1 free (exp 1/31/10)

Lays Potato Chips $1.88
IF Baked Lays are part of the deal, there is a coupon here.
Make sure Baked Lays are part of the deal.

Hormel Chili $1.00
$.55/2 (1/24/10)

I Can't Beleive It's Not Butter $.99
$1/1 here

Planters Peanuts $2/49
$1/2 (1/24/10)
$1 off here

Cheez-It $1/99
$.75/1 here

There are many more deals IF you have been buying the paper and saving
the coupons. I'll post those deals a bit later. This will at least get some of you going
that have not been saving coupons for long. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Free Kashi Sample

Kashi is so generous with their
samples. You may go here and
chose 1 of 3 options to receive
in the mail. Watch when it comes
b/c they usually have a coupon too.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Pantry Is ALMOST Empty!

I have had to do a bit of grocery shopping
this month. I have tried to Eat From the
Pantry as much as possible though.
Some of our meals have benn, creative
to say the least.

This Weeks Menu:
sandwiches, chips, yogurt
Shrimp Creole, salad, corn
Chicken Nuggets Craisins/green beans
Beef with rice and tomato gravy, broccoli, fruit
Turkey Dogs/fruit/veggies
Spaghetti (turkey meat) salad/bread
PB & J fruit/veggies
Chicken Enchilada Soup (recipe from TASTE OF HOME)
Scramble Eggs/toast/fruit
Homemade Pizza/corn/grapes
Breakfast Burritos/fruit
Chicken Salad
Pulled pork Sandwiches/chips (company)
Cinnamon Rolls
Grilled Chicken/zucchini/rolls
Grilled Cheese/Tomato Soup

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Don't forget to get a Sunday paper with
DOUBLE coupons. I get mine at Kroger
so I can get it on Saturday's . The Dollar
Tree also has the Sunday paper for...$1.
Get to clippin' and filing!

Are You A Memeber?

I had an email from Pilsbury and they
have some great coupons for you to print.
Remember the Betty Crocker deal at Tom
Thumb? There are $1 off 2 coupons
at the Pilsbury site. Become a member

Play to Win

Had an email from Suave that you
can play & win. Haave fun.

Baked Not Fried

Here is a coupon for $1 off of
Baked Lays. Perfect for crunching
while watching a game!


All You is one of my favorite magazines.
While the articles, recipes, etc., are great
the COUPONS are what attract me to this
magazine. There have been some great
subscription deals lately. I'll keep you
posted if I find one. You can only buy
it at Wal Mart. Check it out next time
you are waiting in line. Great coupons
in there I tell ya!


It is a rainy day today and it is the
perfect day for me to make some
meals to freeze and use up some
more of my groceries from the pantry
instead of buying more! If you have
not visited The Pioneer Woman, you
must. I love her recipes. Check it out
when you are ready to make some
fabulous food!

HURRY and Print!

There is a new Kraft cheese coupon that you can print
here. Remember, each computer has a print limit of 2.
I have heard that next weeks Kroger ad has Kraft
Cheese as part of there Mega Event. Print and
save until next week.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Con Agra Foods Coupons

Click here to sign up for some
great coupons for Con Agra foods.

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

There are some great deals at Tom Thumb this
week. Right now when you purchase General Mills
fruit snacks, you will receive a Catalina. (Coupon that
prints out at the register that you can go back and
use at the store like cash.) Below is a scenario for you.

Buy 4 boxes of fruit snacks and two boxes
of Captain Crunch cereal. Use 2 $.50 off
two boxes fruit snacks coupons here, or here.
Your total OOP will be $5.00. You'll get back
the $2.50 catalina. Use the catalina to keep
rolling the deal with the fruit snacks. There is
also a cellfire coupon that you may add to your
card one time here for more savings.
TIme to stockpile!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Did you know that you can load e-coupons to your Kroger card or Tom Thumb reward card? You may load several on at once. If you have a manufacturer coupon you may use it in addition to the e-coupon. When you purchase the item that you loaded an e-coupon for, when you scan your shoppers card, the e-coupon amount will be deducted at the end of your transaction. Check out the web sites below for more details and how to sign up.

Did you know?

Did you know that you can load coupons directly onto
your Kroger plus card or Tom Thumb reward card?
Below are some sites that allow you to do this.
Remember, you may use a manufacturer coupon
and the e-coupon that you load onto your card
for twice the savings. Always allow a few hours
after you load e-coupons before heading to
the store for those purchases. I always wait 24 hours
just to be sure!

Click here, here, and here to get started.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Earn While You Surf

If you are not familiar with Swagbucks,
allow me to introduce you. Use swagbucks.com
as your search engine and earn swag bucks while
you search. There is a swag store with great
things you may purchase with your sagbucks.
My favorite are the Amazon gift cards. I get the
gift cards free AND I get whatever I spend the
gift cards on free or for next to nothing.
You also can earn bucks for referring people.
Click here and get started now so you too may start earning!

Coupon Storing System

If you are just getting started in couponing, you
will need a system to keep your coupons organized
and handy. I have a big notebook with 4x6 photo
protectors (from Wal Mart) that I labeled. Each week
I clip out the coupons and file them away. This is what
works best for me. I did have a box at one time but
my children dumped it--huge disaster. The notebook is
easy for me because I can grab it and my little ones.

If you wish to use a box-shoe box style-it is just as
good. I labeled index cards and put them in an
envelope that I had cut the flap off of. I do suggest
a box with some sort of lid.