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Archives for September 2008

Free Samples & Coupons!

Sep 30, 2008

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Menu Plan Monday 9/29 – 10/5

Sep 30, 2008

Last week was a lot of work but I’m glad I did it! Doubling the Enchilada recipe actually made enough for 3 meals! They are SOOO good too! The lasagna was a big hit too! So, for 2 nights of a lot of work ( I think it took me around 5 hours total) I was able to make 5 big meals. Now, on nights when I’m not up to cooking, I can run to the freezer instead of McDonalds! There is a lot of comfort in knowing that there are homemade meals in my freezer.

Monday: Enchiladas (from the freezer), Spanish Rice, & Refried Beans

Enchilada Sauce: 50¢
Chicken Broth: Free
Cilantro: 46¢
Ground Beef: $2.25
Onion: 68¢
Green Chiles: $1.32
Tortillas: $1.62
Rice: Free
Beans: 50¢

Total Cost: $7.33

Tuesday: Jambalaya, Corn on the Cob, Cornbread (didn’t make last week)

Jambalaya Mix: Free
Sausage: $2.50
Corn: Free (from stockpile)
Cornbread: 72¢

Total Cost: $3.22

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner – Eggs, Bacon, Biscuits & Gravy

Eggs: 69¢
Bacon: 50¢
Biscuits: 90¢
Gravy Mix: 98¢

Total Cost: $3.07

Thursday: Chicken & Rice w/ Frozen Veggies

Chicken: $1.60
Marinade: Free
Rice Side: Free
Veggies: 23¢

Total Cost: $1.83

Friday: Chicken & Rice Leftovers & Mashed Potatoes

Chicken & Rice leftovers: Free
Potatoes: $1.75

Total Cost: $1.75

Saturday: Crockpot Shepherds Pie & Mac n’ Cheese

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Free
Ground Beef: $1.49
Leftover Frozen Veggies: Free
Onion: $1.01
Cheese: $2.22
Mac n’ Cheese: 50¢

Total Cost: $5.22

Sunday: Leftover Shepherds Pie & Mac n’ Cheese

Leftovers: Free

Total Cost: Free

7 days worth of dinners for $22.42!

For more menu plans check out Organizing Junkie, host of Menu Plan Monday!

CVS Trip 9/29

Sep 30, 2008

(1) Colgate Total $2.50
(1) Colgate 360 Toothbrush $2.50
(1) Gillette Fusion Razor $9.99
(1) Covergirl Clean liquid makeup $5.49
(1) Covergirl Powder makeup $5.49
(1) CVS Chapblock 50¢
(2) Folders 15¢ ea. (90% off)
(3) Folders 13¢ ea. (90% off)
(1) Notebook 33¢ (90% off)
(1) Vegetable Chopper 79¢ (90% off) – not pictured
– Coupons
(1) 75¢/1 Colgate Toothpaste
(1) $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste CVS Q
(1) $1/1 Colgate Toothbrush
(1) $1/1 Colgate Toothbrush CVS Q
(1) $4/1 Gillette Fusion Razor
(1) B1G1Free Covergirl
(1) $1/1 Covergirl
– $10 ecbs

Total Cost: $4.17

ECBs Earned:
$5.79 Covergirl (30¢ more than advertised!)
$5 Gillette Fusion
$2 Colgate

Net Cost: $1.92
Check out Kingdom First Mom for the CVS $5 Challenge and Money Saving Mom for more CVS Deals!

Ebates $10 Bonus Offer!

Sep 27, 2008

For a limited time Ebates is offering a $10 sign up bonus!
Sign up and make a qualifying purchase by October 31 and you’ll get a bonus $10! That’s double the usual sign up rate!

Ebates earns you cash back for your online purchases. When you are about to make a purchase online, go to Ebates and see if that seller is listed. If it is, click the link to that store, then continue with your shopping. It’s that simple! You can earn up to 25% cash back, depending on the store. Getting cash back on purchases you’re already going to be making sounds good to me! Also, it’s 100% free!

There are over 900 great stores listed, including some of my favorites: Wal-mart, Target, DisneyShopping, Old Navy, Home Depot, & Borders!

Hurry and sign up now, this offer won’t last long!

New Blog Address!! Please Read!

Sep 25, 2008

I just registered my domain name! You can now find me at www.Couponing101.com! This really should not have any affect on you no matter how you access my blog. You will still be directed to my site even if you still add the .blogspot. I also have a new look (in case you google reader and rss feed users never come over) with a three column template! So come over and check it out! After all that work I sure could use some comments to re-energize….(hint, hint)!

CVS Deals Preview 9/28 – 10/4

Sep 25, 2008


CoverGirl Clean liquid makeup $5.49 – (1) $1/1 Q (9/28 P&G) & (1) B1G1Free Q (9/28 P&G) = 2/$4.49 earn $5.49 ecbs
= $1 Profit

1) Colgate Maxfresh Toothpaste & 1) 360 Toothbrush $2/5 – (2) $1/1 IP – (2) $1/1 CRT* = $1 & earn $2 ecbs (limit 2)
= $1 Profit

Bayer Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring System $14.99 – $9.99 MIR = $4.99 & earn $5 ecbs
= Free

FreeStyle Lite or Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99 – $9.99 MIR (mail-in-rebate) on package
= Free

Good Deals:

Gillette Fusion Power or Manual Razor $9.99 – $4 Q (9/28 P&G -this coming weekend’s paper) = $5.99 & earn $5 ecbs (limit 1)
= 99¢

*CRT= Cash Register Tape. These coupons typically print out at the bottom of your receipt like your ecbs. You can also scan your card at the coupon center (red price scanner box near the front of the store) to get these coupons. I scan my card EVERY time I go in. I also scan it multiple times until the screen says there are no more coupons available. Sometimes I scan it 3-4 times and it continues to print coupons! These coupons typically correspond with the sales and can be combined with manufacturer coupons. You also might be one of the lucky ones to get a $4 off $20 purchase coupon (like my lucky mother who gets one every time she goes in!!) which counts the $20 before all other coupons!
Check out Coupon Cravings for more CVS deals this week!

Free Ice Cream at Coldstone Creamery! TODAY!

Sep 25, 2008

Hmm, how did I miss this? Thanks to Rachel for reminding me!
World’s Largest Ice Cream Social!

On September 25th from 5:00 – 8:00PM, guests at participating Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide will be treated to a 3 oz. serving of Jack or Emily’s Creation. All donations will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jack’s Creation – Marshmallow ice cream with OREO® Cookies, Chocolate Chips and Fudge (YUM!!)
Emily’s Creation – Nutter Butter® ice cream with White Chocolate Chips, Kit Kat® and Yellow Cake
Well, I’m off to try some of Jack’s Creation! Be back later…….

Toys R Us: You’re Invited! Saturday 9/27

Sep 25, 2008

Saturday, September 27th, from noon until 3pm, come join in the celebration at Toys R Us! There will be hat parades, fun activitites and free gifts! Find a store near you!

Kids Party at Borders! 9/27

Sep 24, 2008

I’m always looking for fun & free places to take the kids so I got pretty excited when I got this email from Borders!

Saturday, September 27th only!

During the party you can get a free cookie with any large beverage purchase at Seattle’s Best Coffee Cafe!

Menu Plan Monday 9/21

Sep 21, 2008

Monday: Enchiladas (I will be doubling this and freezing one), Spanish Rice, & Refried Beans

Enchilada Sauce: 50¢
Chicken Broth: Free
Cilantro: 46¢
Ground Beef: $2.25
Onion: 68¢
Green Chiles: $1.32
Tortillas: $1.62
Rice: Free
Beans: 50¢

Total Cost: $7.33

Tuesday: Lasagna (I will be doubling this and freezing one), Salad, Garlic Toasted French Bread

Ground Beef: $2.25
Sausage: $2.64
Canned Tomatoes: $1.16
Tomato Paste: $1.08
Lasagna Noodles: $1.72
Cottage Cheese: $2.63
Mozzarella Cheese: $5.36
Salad $1
French Bread: 50¢

Total Cost: $18.34 (ouch!!)

Wednesday: Jambalaya, Corn on the Cob, Cornbread

Jambalaya Mix: Free
Sausage: $2.50
Corn: Free (from stockpile)
Cornbread: 72¢

Total Cost: $3.22

Thursday: Spaghetti & Garlic Toast

Noodles: 50¢
Sauce: 50¢
Ground Beef: $1.49
Bread: Free

Total Cost: $2.49

Friday: Baked Chicken & Potatoes, Salad, & Crescent Rolls

Chicken: $1.60
Potatoes: $1.75
Salad: $1
Crescent Rolls: $1.07

Total Cost: $5.42

Saturday: Leftover Spaghetti

Total Cost: $0

Sunday: Leftover Chicken & Potatoes

Total Cost: $0

Check out Organizing Junkie, host of Menu Plan Monday!