Grocery deals!

If you live near a County Market be on the lookout for some coupons in the mail. We got ours today. There is a coupon for something free every week for 8 weeks. You have to purchase a minimum of $10 each time to get the free item. Some of the items are...a dozen eggs, half gallon milk, 12 pack Coke product, and Duncan Hines brownie mix! View the weekly ad here.

Meijer has a 2 day sale with some decent deals Friday and Saturday only. Here are a few deals I will be taking advantage of...
- Pampers Jumbo - $7.99
- Keebler sandwich crackers - .99 cents
- Select GM cereal - B1G1 free
- 2 liter Pepsi products - .88 cents
- Shoe Sale - B1G1 for $1.00
You can view the ad here for all the 2 day deals.

Quoted in Business Week...

About 2 months ago I posted about a trip our family took and all the deals we scored. Well, in that post I mentioned how we got our hotel through Priceline.com. Shortly after a Business Week reporter contacted me about an profile he was doing on Priceline.com and wondered if I could give him a short blurb for the article. So I did and here is the article!


Menu Plan Monday

I guess I should have called this "What will we eat Wednesday" instead! Better late than never, right!

Monday ~ bbq sandwiches, chips, pickles

Tuesday ~ pecan-coconut tilapia, rice, corn

Wednesday ~ parmesan chicken, salad, garlic toast

Thursday ~ grilled hot dogs & burgers, fries, salad

Friday ~ leftovers or take-out

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Free Thomas Train!

Toys R Us offers a printable coupon that allows you to get a FREE Thomas Train valued up to $12.99. Valid in stores only.

The hubby came across this coupon last night while checking Slickdeals.net. Little Bit isn't quite ready for this yet but we figured for free we could save it for a year! I did have to pay tax....but a Thomas Train for .85 cents sure is a great deal!!!


Deals of the Day...Meijer, Walgreens

This week at Meijer...select brands of Cheerios are on sale 4/$7! I had some great coupons and was able to get 5 boxes for .90 cents each. Can't beat that...especially with a little one who recently discovered her love of Cheerios!!!

Ortega taco shells, seasonings and salsa are on sale 33% off. I combined that deal with a $1.00 off 2 coupon.

Meijer organic refried beans were on sale for .89 cents. No coupon but good still good deal.

I also stopped in Walgreens for a few of their weekly sale items....

  • Advil 75 ct. tablets, caplets or gel caplets & 60 ct. liqui-gels - $3.99 - 2.00 coupon = $1.99

  • All 12 load detergent - $1.99 - $1.00 coupon here.

  • Oral-B Cross Action Power Toothbrush - $5.50 - $5.50 Register Rewards back = FREE

  • Huggies wipes 72 or 80 pack - 2/$5 - $1.00 & .50 coupons...plus I got back $2.00 in Register Rewards. I was not expecting this because it was only mentioned for the diapers/little swimmers combo. So this was an added bonus....making my packages of wipes only .75 each!



Walmart is by far the best place to find great samples. Here are a few new ones I recently discovered....

Multigrain Cheerios

Playtex Personal Cleansing Cloths

Nutritioniste Anti-Sun Damage daily moisture lotion


Menu Plan Monday

Hope everyone had a great weekend and took some time to be with your dad on Father's Day. Little Bit and I went to visit her grandpas Friday and Saturday and then made it back home to spend Sunday with her daddy!

The basement is coming along. It has dried out and mold free as far as we can tell. Now we just have to recarpet and get everything back in order down there.

Now onto this weeks menu. I am trying to get back on track with some new and well-loved recipes, plus use up some of our stockpile!

Monday ~ speedy chicken stir-fry, rolls

Tuesday ~ french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit

Wednesday ~ meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread

Thursday ~ grilled pork tenderloin, stuffing, salad, bread

Friday ~ leftovers or take-out

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Deals of the Day...Walmart

I took a look at all the good deals other bloggers were getting at Walmart and decided to see what I could do with them. I got the items pictured, plus a package of Kotex and 2 small bottles of Old Spice body wash for about $7.00! That is about the price of the Little Swimmers. Check out more great deals and find the coupons at Money Saving Mom. Let me know any great deals you have found lately!

Creative Corner...scrap club

Here is the first page of layout 1 from Scrap Club. I really enjoyed the color combos this month! Check out the other pages here. Also, visit Jamie's Stamping Cafe for more info and to see her version of the pages.


No menu....basement flooded!

This week I don't have a planned menu...we are just flying by the seat of our pants! Our basement flooded over the weekend so we have lots of other things on our minds. We woke up to about 2-3 inches of water all throughout our basement on Saturday morning...and yes...we have a finished basement! Needless to say the carpet was ruined. Luckily nothing else major was.

Don't know if you can tell or not but the water is about 2 inches high at this point.

This is my scrap area...I lost almost everything on the bottom shelf of the white cube shelf. I keep all my albums upstairs so luckily none of them were ruined.


More samples...

New free sample offer from Kotex

Nivea Natural Tone Moisturizer

Ban Deodorant

Frizz-Ease Weather Works or Night Serum

Poise plus Cottonelle Wipes

Target coupon...

Just got an email with a link for a new Target coupon good through 7/31/2008...

$5.00 Target GiftCard with purchase of both Pampers
  • diapers or training pants and
  • 180 ct. or larger wipes

Looks like Pampers are on sale this week for $8.99. Does anyone know if Target does price matching? Could take the CVS ad in and get them for $7.99....if I try it I'll let you all know!


Menu Plan Monday

This week my sister is staying with us so she helped me plan the menu for this week.

Monday ~ french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit

Tuesday ~ spaghetti, salad, garlic toast

Wednesday ~ grilled hot dogs & brats, mac & cheese, pickles, fruit

Thursday ~ dinner out

Friday ~ crock pot chicken & dumplings, green beans, biscuits

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Deals of the Day...Meijer

This week at Meijer....10 for $10 get the 11th free! Here is a sampling of what is on sale for this deal.....Meijer waffles, croutons, select breads, Bisquick (used $1 off 2 coupon), Tostinos pizzas, Lenders bagels (used .50 off 2 coupon), Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (used $1.00 coupon), Pillsbury biscuits.

Other good deals I found were....

1 gallon milk $1.78, General Mills cereal 5 for $9 (used $1.00 off 2 coupon), Old El Paso products are 25% off (used $1.00 off 2 coupon and peelie on box of shells for free seasoning packet), YO+ yogurt $2.00 (used $1.00 off coupon), Quaker mini delights 2/$4 (used $1.00 off 2).