Deals Of The Week: Inexpensive Bread

>> Saturday, January 9, 2010

I went to several stores this week. This isn't the way I normally shop but since I'm rebuilding the stockpile I'm taking advantage of more of the deals out there. It really didn't take that much time. On Monday, I went to the bakery thrift store, Walgreens, CVS and Winn-Dixie. The whole trip took about an hour. Then on Wednesday I went to Walmart to pick up some things and used my gift card. I decided to try the bakery thrift store this week and was so happy I did. They carry Nature's Own bread which is one of the brands I like to buy. And while their everyday price of $1.49 is about $1 cheaper than it is in most stores around here, they have a Manager's Special table and I was able to get it for even less. Happy dance! Here's a breakdown of my deals.

Bakery Thrift Store


2 loaves Nature's Own bread $1.58(.79 cents each)
1 pkg. Winn Dixie hamburger buns .79 cents
Total OOP: $2.37

CVS


1 GE Energy Smart light bulb $2.99
1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue double roll 20 pk. $12.88
Qs
$1/1 GE Energy Smart Bulb
.50/1 Cottonelle
$10 ECBs
Total OOP with tax: $4.76
Received:$7.50 ECBs($1.50 of them were for Fall spending)

Walgreens


1 Kraft Cheese$2.50
2 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat $5
1 Electrasol tabs $3.49
1 bag Hershey kisses .80 cents(I'm a sucker for 75% off chocolate)
Qs
$1/2 Oscar Mayer lunch meat
$2.50/1 Electrasol tabs
Total OOP with tax: $8.57
Received: $3.50 Register Rewards

Winn Dixie

Okay, I know I said in my weekly menu planning post that I'm going to try to do more cooking from scratch but my husband saw the Tombstone make a meal deal at Winn Dixie and declared we had to have it. The breadsticks and mozzerella sticks that were part of the deal were sold out so I got a rain check for them.
2 Tombsone pizzas $11.58
1 pkg. Winn Dixie Breadsticks Free(will get with rain check)
1 pkg. Farm Rich mozzarella sticks Free(will get with rain check)
1 2 liter Coke Free
1 Breyers ice cream 48 oz. Free
2 1/2 lbs. fresh chicken tenders $5.99(buy 1 get 1)
1 pkg. peanuts .99 cents (manager's special)
2 Hellman's Canola mayo $4.99(buy 1 get 1) minus .50/1 Q=$2.25 each
Total spent: $23.05

No picture for Walmart. I bought basic things like milk, flour, dry beans, peas, yogurt, etc.
Total of $33.77 but paid with gift card so Zero out of pocket.

Total OOP for the week: $38.75


For more great savings stop by Southern Savers, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring, MoneySavingMom and I Heart Publix.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 1/10/10

>> Friday, January 8, 2010


There will be two inserts in this weeks Sunday paper: 1 Smart Source and 1 Red Plum. Stop by SundayCouponPreview to get a full list of available coupons. Remember coupons may vary by region.

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Target: Method Hand Soap For .48 Cents

>> Thursday, January 7, 2010

I spotted this deal at Moms By Heart who got it from Thankfully Thrifty. Thanks ladies!

If you can find it, the Method Holiday Soap is marked down to $1.48
Use this $1 off printable
Total after Q=.48 cents

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Amazon: EA Sports Active For Wii $39.77

Amazon's Deal of the Day is EA Sports Active for Wii for $39.77. This item qualifies for free Super Saver shipping.

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Giveaway Thursday

It's Giveaway Thursday here at The Money Jar. I host a MckLinky here each Thursday so you can share your blog giveaways. If you are hosting a giveaway, please leave your link. If you know someone hosting a giveaway, tell them to stop by and leave their link. Thanks! Please keep giveaway links family friendly.

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Whole Foods Market: The Whole Deal Printable Coupons

>> Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Did you know that Whole Foods Market has internet printable coupons available on their website. Go here to get the latest printables.

Some of the coupons available include:

$1/1 any Bear Naked product

$1/1 Organic Valley Soy Milk

$1/1 any Method product

These are only redeemable at a Whole Foods Market.

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Free Sample Barbara's Organic Cereal

Register here to get a free sample of Barbara's Organic Cereal. Be sure to fill in all fields.

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EarthFare: Free Fruit And Nuts

If you live in the southeast and have an EarthFare nearby, print this coupon to get a free 8 oz. pack of Natural Supreme Almonds and two free grapefruits with any purchase. Valid through 1/12/10.

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CWDKids: Up To 80% Off Holiday Clearance

I love the kids clothing at CWDKids. They are always bright, fun and comfy. Right now they have their holiday items on clearance for up to 80% off. They carry great brands like Sweet Potatoes, Mis-Tee-V-Us, Mulberribush as well as their own line of clothing.

Here are a few of the deals I saw while browsing the sale.

Get this Mittens Double sleeve dress for $14.99
This snowman tee is on sale for $9.99
And you can get these fun reindeer socks for $1.99


Go here to see all the items included in this sale.

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Free Advertising Space For Mom-preneurs

>> Tuesday, January 5, 2010

*update* Current ad space is available on my sidebar. When that fills up the rest of the ads will be placed at the bottom.

Attention all of you Mom-preneurs out there. I believe in moms supporting other moms and would like to extend to you some free advertising space on my blog. The advertising space will be in the area of available space after the content on my blog; next to the disclosure, sitemeter and technorati buttons. I know for a fact that people really do see all of that down there so you will get exposure on this site. As admistrator of this blog, I will have final say of all Mom-preneurs promoted on this site and will only accept family friendly businesses. If you are interested in this free advertising, please email me at janetridge at gmail dot com. I will need a link to your blog/website and if approved I will need a code for a 125X125 blog button which will serve as your ad. If you don't have a blog button a 125X125 picture that includes your business name with a link to your blog/website will work. If needed, I can also make you a blog button. Space is limited so contact me as soon as possible. I look foward to working with you.

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Rebate Roundup

Greta at Friend Family Fun has put together a great rebate roundup for the week with deal scenarios and coupon match ups. Find deals on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Naked Juice and more.

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Coldwater Creek: 75% Off Sale

Through 1/6/10 you can get 75% off sitewide at Coldwater Creek. Use the code 75SALE at checkout to get 75% off your entire transaction. Be sure to check their outlet. You might be able to grab an excellent deal there.

Go through Ebates to get 2% cash back on your order.

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Disneystore.com: Classic Mickey Stockings $5.99

>> Monday, January 4, 2010

Disneystore.com has their Classic Mickey Holiday Stockings for just $5.99(reg. $24.50). I love the vintage look of these.

Don't forget to go through Ebates to get 3% cash back.

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Free Dora The Explorer Game Download

Get a free Dora The Explorer game download when you register for updates about Nickelodeon game downloads and other offers from Nick Jr. Go here to register.

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I Wonder

>> Sunday, January 3, 2010

I wonder how many times I'm going to have to correct post titles because I put '09 instead of '10 in the title. It's already happened a couple of times. I'm sure there will be more. Just know what I meant to put if I don't catch it, okay? :)

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My CVS Scenario 1/3/10-1/9/10

Be sure to stop by Southern Savers for all of this weeks coupon match-ups as well as coupon match-ups for CVS Bonus Days.

There's not a lot I see that I need from CVS right now but I have $10 ECBs from a recent survey I need to use. I've not gotten a great deal on toilet paper in awhile so I thought I'd take advantage on the Cottenelle Bonus Days deal.

Here's what I plan to get:
Cottonelle 20 pk $12.88
-.50/1 Cottonelle printable
Receive $4 ECBs
GE Energy Smart Bulb $2.99
-$1/1 Energy Smart Bulb printable or MFQ
Receive $2 ECBs
Total: $15.87
Total after $10 ECBs plus Qs=$4.37
Receive $6 ECBs

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Menu Plan Monday 1/4/10


Wow! I've not written out a menu plan since mid-November. Things were so busy with the move and holidays that I just let it slide. But now I'm ready to get back on track. I actually have a couple of cooking goals for this year.

1)I want to make more food from scratch to further eliminate the processed stuff from our diets.

2) Once we get our stockpile in better shape, I plan to start doing some bulk cooking and participating in baking days/once a month cooking carnivals.

Given our stockpile is rather low at this point, I couldn't come up with a full menu plan for this week. I have some of my shopping for the week planned out but not all of it. Some of it will depend on what kind of deals I find in the stores as well. But here's what I have so far:

Breakfast: cereal, nuts, yogurt, pb&toast/waffles, muffins, fruit

Lunch: sandwiches or leftovers

Dinners:
Sloppy Joes, roasted new potatoes, carrots
Red Beans and Rice
Scrambled eggs, biscuits, canadian bacon

For more great menu ideas, stop by I'm An Organizing Junkie.

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