Starbucks is offering a free coffee tomorrow to celebrate Independence Day. No purchase necessary!
(sorry about the poor picture quality. Used my phone.)
I had a small shopping trip this week to Walmart and these were my best finds.
Pampers 72 count baby wipes $1.97 minus $.75 off one coupon = $1.22
Kings Hawaiian hamburger buns $1.98 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.98
Ivory soap $1.24 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.24
Revlon emery boards $1.87 minus $1.00 off one coupon = $.87
Total $3.31 saving $3.75.
Every Tuesday I will be sharing my savings with you to further motivate saving money! Some weeks are bigger than others.
I’d love to see links in the comments regarding your savings!
It is here! The reason for floppy hats, indulgent ice cream desserts and Fourth of July themed foods. The family and I decided to venture out and find some great deals.
First is was an Amish Farm Stand with the most beautiful tomatoes I have seen. The hubs does not enjoy tomatoes, eep I know, so I bought an amazing onion. It must be the growing baby in me but I wholly, maybe a little too much, enjoyed the smell of this onion. I am planning on creating some rings Sunday night to go with burgers on the grill. This baby appreciates quality!
We also found an abundance of pies and breads that were calling to me but I held back. Once the gentleman told us of watermelon coming next week I knew we’d be back! My husband picked out some honey in his unending quest to find real good honey for his tea. Over the course of our marriage I have gotten quite the giggle out of the varieties of the sugary substance that have graced our home. So far no winners…here’s hoping.
So that was our big purchase at the stand. We also stopped by Walgreens for a great deal they are currently having on select Suave hair products. They are priced a $1.00 each and if you buy 2 you get $2.00 register rewards. So I paid $2.00 and tax for the original purchase of shampoo and used my coupon to get to more free. There was a limit of one reward. I also scored free polish with a $1.00 off coupon! So goes my adventures of living in simplicity.
Since my family and I have learned/continue to learn to cut spending and limit wasteful purchasing the weekends are all that sweeter. Peace is found in the simplicity of life now instead of the excess. It also does not hurt to indulge in a snow cone once in a while…now THAT’S living!
Mmm…how I craved one tonight! I bought a small five pound bird for a small price and am already considering all the things I can make with the leftovers. As I stated in my guest post on moneysavingmom.com I love cooking chicken. It can be repurposed so many ways. Here are my top ten.
1. Sliced Chicken and gravy. This was one of my Mother’s third day leftover favorites. After serving the Chicken for two days she would often whip up her favorite gravy with flour, chicken stock and butter in a skillet on the stove. She would then simmer the meat for a few minutes to repurpose it into a whole new meal!
2. Chicken salad sandwich. There are a million go to varieties of this meal. My preferred having low fat mayo, diced red grapes and celery on a whole wheat roll.
3. Chicken soup. After picking all meat off the bone you can add noodles, a variety of vegetables and the chicken to stock you easily have a kitchen go to!
4. Chicken tacos. After having made these using a variety of spices I discovered my husbands favorite using McCormick’s spicy taco packets and very small pieces of diced chicken breasts.
5. Chicken fajitas. Again these can be made simply with a pre made spice packet in you grocery aisle and a few other ingredients.
6. Chicken and dumplings. Left over roast chicken is perfect for this recipe!
7. Chicken and enchiladas. Also a great use for leftovers for here.
8. Classic chicken sandwich. I love shaved chicken breast, mayo, tomato and lettuce on wheat bread. The real reason my “eating for two” self roasted a chicken tonight. Amazing!!
9. Chopped chicken salad. Veggies get a protein kick with this addition.
10. A chicken casserole. With the meat already made you can easily whip one up in less than 30 minutes in one pan. An ideal meal.
By buying a whole chicken instead of breasts you can save up to 50% off. With a little creativity and a few on hand ingredients you can serve the cooked meat many different ways before you family tires of frugality. What are your favorite ways to repurpose a chicken?
In the interest of saving money here is another great deal I scored!
Went to Kroger for the first time ever (we have only lived here a few months so not familiar with them) since I received a $10 gift card from my newspaper company. Found out they
double any coupon $.50 and under so I scored some good deals. Now that I know how they work I will be back more.
Quaker Quakes rice snacks on sale for $1.00 x 7 = $7.00
Steamfresh vegetables on sale $1.00 used (2)$.50 off of 1 coupons and (1)$.50 off 2 coupon (all doubled to $1.00)=4 for $1.00
Oranges $.74 a lb x 2.2lbs= $1.63
Jello $.79 x 2 used (1) $.50 off 1 coupon (doubled)= $.29 each
Snickers on sale 2/$1.00 used $1.50 off 2 coupon = $.50 profit ( for the neighbors kids on Easter)
Betty Crocker food coloring $3.85
Nuby No Spill sippy $1.99
Comfort Baby rice puffs 2/$3.00
Cranraisins on sale $1.50 used (1) $1.00 off 1 coupon = $.50
Originally $38.97 with sales and coupons $20.97 used $10.00 gift card =$10.97!
Remember it only saves you money if you buy things you actually use and need. Junk food and a lot of premade meals are not usually used in our house so my savings are not as impressive as someone who is willing to buy anything to save money. Just an example of how you can coupon with a different mindset.
Happy savings friends!
There were some great coupons in this week’s paper. I went to dollar general and bought 2 glade plugin warmers for $1.00 each. Used plugin coupon for $1.00 x 2 = FREE. Carefree liners $1.00 used $1.00 off coupon =FREE. … Continue reading
I have not shared one of my shopping trips in quite some time so fellow couponers here are some great deals I scored today.
Not all coupons are available in all areas and some are no longer available to print. Store prices also vary region to region so check with your area retailers.
This was my first Publix shopping trip and I really enjoyed it.
Purchased Kellogg’s Corn Flakes x 4 on sale $1.99 used $4 off of 4 coupon = $.99 each
Purina One cat food $2.99 x 2 used Purina One coupon for $2 off each x 2 = $.99 each
Nature’s Valley Honey Wheat Bread BOGO Free = $2.93 for both
Mrs. Paul’s parchment bake BOGO free $5.99 x 4 =$11.98
Steam Fresh vegetables one sale $.99 used buy one Mrs. Paul’s get one Steam Fresh free coupon x 4 = $0
$20.85 before tax. Savings of $34.62 over 60% savings!
Trip #2 today – Walmart:
Purchase Schick Hydro Silk $5.97 used one $4.00 coupon found in last week’s inserts= $1.97
M & Ms $1.00 x 2 used $1.00 off 2 Mars candy coupon = $.50 each
Olay soap $2.57 used one $2.00 off one Olay product = $.57
$3.54 before tax $7.00 in savings!
And I stopped on the way home at Dollar General to check out if they had more detergent clearance from 2 weeks ago. They did I bought 2 Wisk 29 loads the were clearanced to $4 and used 2 x $2 coupons = $2 each 2 weeks ago and found a large stack of them still left so I bought one more today. I scored 3 of them for a total of $6.00. Not bad for a household essential.
Amazon has a great deal on diapers now if you sign up for their subscribe and save program. Only $.18 a diaper and free shipping. That is cheaper than most local stores!