Moms Supporting Moms
I did a lot of shopping around this week. My total is a little higher than normal due to buying the things I needed for Valentine's Day. I make Valentine's treats for my family instead of buying them and there were several things I didn't have in my stockpile. We also buy the Love Potion ice cream every year as a special treat with our Valentine's Day dinner.
1 Dove+Care Body Wash $5.99
-$1/1 Dove Q
Received: $6 RR
1 Gillette Venus Embrace Razor $8.99
2 Necco SweetHearts $1.98
1 A&H Deoderant $2.79
.40 Necco Wags Q
$1.80 A&H deoderant Wags Q
$2/1 Venus Embrace
$6 Register Rewards
Total OOP: $4.32
Received $4 RR
1 Listerine Total Care $3.99
Received $2 ECBs
5 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $12.14
$4.60 on Gift Card
Received $5 Target Gift Card
2 Banquet Chicken Tenders B1G1 $5.49=$2.50 each
2 Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt B1G1 $2.50
minus (2) $1/1 Qs = .25 cents each
3 Ziploc Easy Slide Bags $4.50=$1.50 each
Will get $5 Rebate from S C Johnson
12 pk. Hard Rolls $1.50(reduced bakery)
1 GV Spicy Fries $1.96
1 pk. steak $3(reduced)
4 pks. Nestle Morsels $9.68
minus (2) $1/2 Qs = $1.92 each
1 pk. food coloring $2.23
1 Skippy Peanut Butter $1.98
1 loaf Whole Wheat Italian Bread .90 cents(reduced bakery)
1 pk. GV butter $1.97
1 Lipton tea bags $1.98
1 pk. White Cloud TP $2
1 Quart Hand Packed Love Potion Ice Cream $6.29
Weekly Total: $62.88
2010 Total: $287.91
6 week avg: $47.99
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>> Friday, February 12, 2010
There will only be one insert in this Sunday's paper. It will be a Red Plum insert. Stop by Sunday Coupon Preview for a full list of available coupons. Remember coupons may vary by region.
I'm so excited to join in Friday Follow hosted by One 2 Try, Midday Escapades and Hearts Make Families again this week. I am having so much fun discovering new blogs and getting to know so many new bloggers through this blog hop. If you're stopping by through Friday Follow let me welcome you! I'm so glad you stopped by. Here at The Money Jar I'm all about helping others make every penny count. You'll find deals, freebies, giving opportunities as well as tips on saving money a frugal living. So, take a look around and maybe you'll find a great deal or freebie that works for you.
Congratulations, Cori! Random generator number picked number 37 which means Cori is the winner of the Chocolate Cheerios Gift Pack. I have emailed you. Please contact me within 48 hours to claim your prize.
>> Thursday, February 11, 2010
One of the easiest ways I have found to support my kids' schools is by clipping Box Tops and sending them in. I have been furiously clipping those little things off of packaging for almost five years now. It's hard to believe that the simple act of clipping Box Top coupons has raised over $300 million dollars for schools. Now you can earn even more money for the school of your choice because from now until March 18, the Kroger Family of Stores is giving you the chance to get even more Bonus Box Tops.
All you need to do is register at RewardYourSchool and select the offers you'd like to receive. When you register you will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up. Then select the offers for Bonus Box Tops on participating General Mills products you would like and load them to your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed when you purchase those items. There's no clipping involved! The bonus box tops will automatically go straight to your chosen school. Just make sure to use your shopper card when making your purchase.
Offer details provided by General Mills:
Get 3,4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating General Mills Cereals
-Participating cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, , Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Trix, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Fruity Cheerios, Dora the Explorer, Honey Kix, and all varieties of Cascadian Farm
Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Yoplait Kid products
-Participating products include Yoplait Kids Yogurt Drink, Yoplait Go-GURT, Yoplait Kids Lowfat Yogurt, and Yoplait Trix Lowfat Yogurt
Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Pillsbury products
-Participating products include 8 ct. packages of all varieties of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Flaky Twists, and Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
As an added bonus, General Mills and MyBlogSpark is offering one of my wonderful blog readers a $25 gift card to the Kroger Family of Stores to jump start your Bonus Box Tops earnings for the school of your choice.
Please leave a comment below telling me how the Box Tops For Education program has helped your child's school or who in your family benefits from clipping Box Tops. This first entry is mandatory before any other entries. Please make sure to include your email address in your comment or make sure your profile is publicly linked so I can contact you if you win.
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You may receive up to 6 entries in this giveaway.
Contest open to residents of the United States only.
Contest ends at 10 p.m. CST, Monday, February 22.
Winner will be chosen by random number generator at Random.org.
Winner must contact me within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
Prize is provided by sponsor.
Disclosure: General Mills provided me with a $25 Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information for this review as well as sponsorship of this giveaway through MyBlogSpark. The views and opinions expressed are my own.
Get a free 8x10 Collage Print at Walgreen's Photo on Friday, 2/12/10, when you enter the code VDAY at checkout.
Print this coupon and get 15% off eligible items* and 20% off W Brand items at Walgreens on Friday, 2/12/10. You can use this coupon at the cosmetics and photo registers only.
*See coupon for exclusions.
Register with Stonyfield Farms to print over $8 in coupons.
Coupons available include:
.50/3 Stonyfield Farm Yogurts
.50/1 5.3 oz. Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt
.50/1 Yobaby Organic Yogurt multipack
.50/1 YoKids Organic Squeezers
.50/1 half gallon Stonyfield Milk
Stop by and print the latest coupons for Whole Foods. Current coupons include $1 off Organic Valley Soy Milk, $1 off any Quorn product, $1.50/2 Nature's Path Organic Hot Oatmeal or Frozen Waffles, $1 off any Stonyfield Organic Oikos Greek Yogurt and more.
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.
Today is the last day to enter my Chocolate Cheerios Gift Pack Giveaway!
>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Visit Outback Steakhouse Valentine's Day Weekend and get a free $10 Gift Card good on your next visit to Outback as well as a free Tim McGraw music download with the purchase of any two entrees. I suggest calling your local Outback Steakhouse ahead of time to make sure they're participating in this offer. The $10 gift card must be redeemed between 2/15/10 and 3/31/10.
Thanks, Friend Family Fun!
Crazy 8 Sale
Long Stem Dozen Rose Bouquet $18.88
Black Angus Beef Boneless Ribeye Steaks Family Pack $5.88 lb.
Sanderson Farms Split Chicken Breasts Family Pack .88 cents lb.
Washington State Grand Rose Apples .88 cents lb.
All Purpose Yellow Onions 3 lb. bag $1.88
Florida's Natural Orange Juice 64 oz. $1.88
Farm Fresh Bunched Collard Greens .88 cents
Dole California Carrots 1 lb. bag .88 cents each
Best Yet Soft Drinks 3 liter .88 cents each
Banquet Meat Entrees 6.5-11 oz. pkg. select varieties .88 cents
Valu Time Sugar 4 lb. bag $1.88 (limit 2)
Community Coffee 12-16 oz. bag select varieties $3.88
Deli Fresh Potato Salad $1.88 lb.
White Mountain Bread $1.88
Jeno's Pizza 6.8-7.2 oz. .88 cents
Hunts Spaghetti Sauce 26-26.5 oz. .88 cents
Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Steps 1-6, 23-50 ct. pkg. $8.88
Aim or Pepsodent toothpaste regular or baking soda 6 oz. .88 cents
Tone or Dial Bodywash 12 oz. select varieties $2.88
10 for $10
Mckenzie's Cream Corn 16-20 oz. chub $1
Duncan Hines Cake Mix 18.25 oz. $1 (limit 10)
Shrimp Kabobs 2.8 oz. skewer $1
Bright & Early Orange Drink 64 oz. $1
Breakstone's Sour Cream Reg. or reduced fat 8 oz. $1
Zatarain's Shrimp or Fish Fri 10 oz. $1
Jim Dandy Quick Grits 16 oz. $1
Hormel or Kid's Kitchen Microwavable bowls $1
Hunt's Tomato Sauce 15 oz. $1
Allen's Seasoned Greens 27-28 oz. $1
Gatorade Thirst Quencher 32 oz. $1
Sophia's Creme Cookies 11 oz. $1
Marcal Small Steps 4 ct. bath tissue, 1 roll Paper Towels $1
Valu Time Foam Plates 40 ct. pkg. $1
Best Yet Fabric Softener sheets 40 ct. $1
Blue Bonnet Margarine Quarters 16 oz. $1
Florida's Natural Orange Juice 16 oz. $1
Best Yet Canned Pasta 16 oz. $1
Bush's Chili or Kidney Beans 16 oz. $1
Best Yet Sloppy Joe Sauce 15.5 oz. $1
Best Yet Long Grain Rice 16 oz. $1
Faygo Soft Drinks 2 liter $1
Best Yet Microwave Popcorn 10.5 oz. $1
Arrow Plastics 16 oz. sip a cup or 24 oz. sip a bowl $1
Assorted Picture Frames $1
Fresh Pork Boston Butt Roast .99 cents lb. (limit 2)
USDA Choice Angus Beef Boneless Shoulder Roast Family Pack $1.99 lb.
Ground Round 85% lean Family Pack $2.49 lb.
Boneless Pork Sirloin Chops $1.99 lb.
Pork Tenderloin whole $3.99 lb.
Sanderson Farms Leg Quarters 10 lb. bag .59 cents lb.
Choice Angus Beef Boneless Chuck Roast $2.99 lb.
Choice Angus Beef Eye of Round Roast whoel $3.49 lb.
Extra Lean Boneless Pork Cube Steaks Family Pack $2.49 lb.
Pork Shoulder Blade Steaks Family Pack $1.39 lb.
Hillshire Farm Premium Smoked Sausage 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Bryan Corn Dogs Regular or Beef 12 oz. 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Sunnyland Bacon 12 oz. pkg. 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Sunnyland Jumbo Hot Dogs 16 oz. 2/ $3 ($1.50 each)
Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat 8-9 oz. 2/$6 ($3 each)
Country Best Roll Sausage 16 oz. chub 2/$3 ($1.50 each)
Fishin Salmon Fillets 16 oz. Buy 1 Get 2 Free
Fishin Bay Scallops 16 oz. Buy 1 Get 2 Free
Raw Gulf Shrimp 41-50 ct. $4.49 lb.
Fresh Catfish Fillets $3.99 lb.
Deep Water King Crab Legs $6.99 lb.
Dole Angel Hair Cole Slaw, Classic Slaw or Classic Iceberg Salads $1.88
Canadian Yellow Rutabaga .69 cents lb.
Thick Sliced Steak Mate Mushrooms 12 oz. $2.99
Large Imported Cantaloupe 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Louisiana Sweet Potatoes .99 cents lb.
Dole Clamshell Salads 5 oz. $2.99
Imported Long Green Asaparagus $2.99 lb.
Seedless Easy Peel California Clementines 5 lb. box $6.99
Naked Juice 15.2 oz. bottle 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Jimbo's Jumbos In Shell Peanuts 10 oz. .99 cents
8 lb. bag Jumbo or 10 lb. bag Russet Potatoes $3.49
Smart Ones Dinners 6-10 oz. 2/$5($2.50 each)
Allen's or Veg All Vegetables 16 oz. 2/$3 ($1.50 each)
Bird's Eye Steamfresh Vegetables 10-12 oz. 3/$5 ($1.67 each)
Lean Cuisine Cafe Classics 6-10.87 oz. 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Hot, Lean or Croissant Pockets 6.5-10 oz. $2.19
Ore Ida Potatoes 5 lb. bag $4.99
Best Yet Frozen Waffles $1.79
Pillsbury Toaster Strudel or Scrambles 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Mayfield Ice Cream 48 oz. 2/$6 ($3 each)
Best Yet Chunk or Shredded Cheese 8 oz. 2/$3
Land O Lakes Soft Margarine or Buttery Spread 15 oz. B1G1 $2.19 ($1.10 each)
Silk Soy Milk 64 oz. $2.99
Dannon Activia Yogurt 4 ct. $1.99
Shedd's Country Crock Margarine 45 oz. $2.49
Pillsbury Ready To Bake Cookies 16 oz. $2.89
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners 4/$3 (.75 cents each)
Quaker Instant Grits 2/$5 ($2.50 each)
Best Yet Chunk Light Tuna in water .88 cents
Best Yet Small Early June Peas 15 oz. .89 cents
Old El Paso Taco Shells 12 oz. $1.89
Hunt's Snack Pack Pudding 4pk. $1.29
Nestle Butterfinger, Baby Ruth or 100 Grand Candy Bars 2/$1 (.50 cents each)
Beech Nut Stage 2 Baby Food 2/$1 (.50 cents each)
Libby's Vegetables .59 cents
Best Yet Vegetable Oil 48 oz. $1.99 (limit 4)
Hershey's Valentine Kisses, M&M's Cupid Mix, Nestle Butterfinger or Crunch Hearts 2/$6 ($3 each)
$1/2 Nestle Crunch or Butterfinger Hearts printable ($2.50 each)
Best Yet 2x Liquid Laundry detergent 50 oz. $3.49
Electrix Soft White Light Bulbs 4 ct. 4/$5 or $1.25 each
Top Care Complete Acid Reducer Berry or Mint 25 ct. B1G1 @ $8.99 ($4.50 each)
Dayquil or Nyquil 6 oz. Liquid or 12 ct. Liqui Caps $3.99
Energizer Batteries 4 pk. AA or AAA, 2 pk. C or D, 1 pk. 9V $2.99
$1/1 Enegizer Batteries printable
This post is part of BeCentsAble's Grocery Gathering.
>> Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Go here to print your coupon for $1.50 off Vaseline Clinical Therapy lotion.
Head over to LOFT to get an extra 50% off final clearance prices. You'll find turtlenecsk for as little as $7.44, corduroy pants for $10 and leggings for $12.50. Hurry! This sale ends tomorrow.
Go through ebates and get 3% cash back.
>> Monday, February 8, 2010
I love Valentine's Day! I love making simple and sweet gifts and decorating my house. This year more than ever I've been inspired to decorate. The walls of our rental house are all white so I find myself looking for ways to add color. Given our current financial circumstances my budget was minimal. I've found the best way to decorate on a budget is to use what you have as much as possible. I thought I would share my ideas for decorating on a budget. Some of these ideas were my own. Some were inspired by others.
1) I used the candles I already had on my mantle and added 1 inch strips of craft paper to them, securing with tape. I then cut red hearts out of scraps of craft paper for an accent. I had all the items I used.
2) I took two old frames of mine that were no longer being used and spray painted them black(using paint from a previous project). I then sanded them down to give them a distressed look. In the small frame I put a Valentine photo card that I send to family a couple of years back. In the other frame I placed the same craft paper I used on the candles for a background. I then printed 1 Corinthians 12:4-8 on a red background, cut it into a heart shape and placed it on the background in the frame.
3) I placed cinnamon hearts into simple glass jars.
Cinnamon Hearts $2.64 (actually less since I used ECBs but we'll go with that)
Glass jars $2
4) I placed 3 silk flowers into small vases I bought at Target a few years back.
Silk flowers $1.06
5) The word LOVE in the middle is a regular part of my mantle decor. It was purchased on 75% off clearance at Kohl's last year. It was originally ivory but I spray painted it black after we painted our walls in our house in Kentucky which made it perfect for this arrangement.
Total cost: $5.70
The kitchen window:
The windows are just a continuation of the white with their inexpensive white mini blinds. I added paper hearts made of strips of craft paper and stapled closed. I used red ribbon to tie them to mini wooden dowels at varying lengths. The used thumb tacks to hold the dowels above the windows.
Dowels .74 cents
Total cost: $2.24
Total for decor: $7.94
You really can create beautiful and frugal decorations with items you already have on hand. It just take a few minutes of your time and a little creativity. Do you have any frugal Valentine's Day tips to share? I'd love to hear them. Have a beautiful Valentine's Day!
The kit includes:
Mom, Are You Ready brochure with tips for mom to help navigate the conversations with your daughter.
OMG Your First Period brochure with information to educate your daughter about this special time in her life.
Brochure on Toxic Shock Awareness
Kotex brand guide
Coupons good on future purchases of Kotex products.
Go here to request a First Period Kit from Kotex. The kit is free but you are responsible for $2.99 shipping and handling expenses.
I strayed from last week's menu plan quite a bit so I'll be moving a few of those things to this week's menu. The thing about keeping a well stocked pantry is that you can improvise when the mood strikes. My youngest kept asking for mashed potatoes last week and so instead of the Chicken Parmesan pizza I decided to do something else with the chicken and serve mashed potaoes with it. While looking around I found this recipe for Ritz Cracker Crumb Chicken. I added some garlic powder to the cracker crumb mixture for a little extra flavor. It was so good! Without a doubt the juciest chicken I've ever made. However, I would suggest not looking at the nutritional information if you want to make this recipe. ;) I won't be making it often because of that but we sure did enjoy it this time.
This is what we'll be eating this week:
Turkey Joes & carrot sticks
Baked pork chops, mashed potatoes, salad
Crockpot roast & veggies
Black Bean Soup
Valentine's Dinner*-Red Hot Love Burgers, Spicy Fries and Love Potion Ice Cream
*Our Valentine's dinner is a long standing tradition. Early in our marriage we were broke like so many young married couples. Ground beef and some inexpensive frozen fries were all we could swing. My dear husband made that dinner special by shaping the burgers like hearts and heating them up with spices and tobasco sauce. We have continued that tradition since that Valentine's Day and we enjoy it as a family now. The Love Potion is from Baskin Robbins. We always buy a small container every year to enjoy after our dinner.
For more menu ideas stop by I'm An Organizing Junkie.