Friday, February 18, 2011

$2 Lattes at Sheetz!

If you love coffee, then you're going to love this!!!  (That would be ME!)

Right now, you can get any size made-to-order Latte at Sheetz for only $2!!!  I asked today when this promotion would end, and noone was sure, so take advantage of this while you can!  This helped keep me awake today while I was updated all of my blog pages!  :)

Updated Pages!

Well, I have finally found a few minutes to update my contests, restaurant, and retail pages!  There are LOTS of new contests you can try your luck at as well as several good retail coupon that are good through the weekend if you're planning on going ot the mall!!

Thrifty Thursdays - Friday edition!

Since everyone in my house has been so sick, I am STILL not back on a regular "shopping schedule," but I did manage to make it to a few stores this week (Thank you, Memaw!)! 

Kroger has a new mega sale going any 10 participating items, get $3 off instantly AND a coupon good for $3 off your next purchase.  This was by no means a thrilling sale, but if you added the $3 coupon in to your savings, there were a few good deals.....including Chef Boy R D pasta (I know that's not how you spell that, but I can never remember...) and Capris Sun juice pouches.  You could also get Pillsbury canned biscuits for $0.50 a can if you have the $1/2 printable.  Anyway, here were my totals...

Total value of 44 items: $115.98
Total spent out of pocket: $60.65
Total saved with sales & coupons: $55.33 or 48%
*I also left with one $3 coupon good on my next purchase.

I also went to Food Lion to pick up some ground beef.  I can always seem to find discounted meat at my local Food Lion....definitely cheaper than Kroger!

Total value of 5 items: $11.13
Total spent out of pocket: $11.13
Total saved: $0  :(  (I didn't even take my coupons in!)

Last, but not least, I made it to CVS this week also!  This was a good trip for me because I got another great deal on diapers!!!

Total value of 7 items: $44.49
Total spent out of pocket after sales, coupons, and ECB's: $2.05
Total saved: $42.44 or 95%!!

I had a $5 off $30 CVS coupon for this transaction, a CVS coupon for FREE pantiliners that printed from the coupon kiosk, and I used $13.38 ECB's.  BUT, I got back $14.58 in ECB's, so I made more than I spent!

On a side note...if you look at the bottom of your CVS receipt, you will see that it keeps track of your year-to-date savings.  I was looking at my receipts for 2010 earlier today and noticed that the last one I had for 2010 said my year-to-date savings was $1820.62!!!!!  Also, in November of last year, my brother gave me a $15 gift card that I have been using ever since for my deals each week.  So far, I have been able to buy $273.65 worth of stuff with my $15 gift card and still have $4.35 left over!

I LOVE CVS!!!!!!!!  :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

CVS Deal = Clearanced Diapers!

What a week!  We are all FINALLY starting to recover from almost two weeks of being sick!  That said, I have not done much shopping at all...but was eventually forced out of the house by a lack of diapers!  :)

I decided that my best deal on diapers would be at CVS.  Here's what I bought...

One thing NOT pictured above is a package of CVS brand, size 3, 50 ct. package of diapers that I found on clearance for $3.12!  I had a CVS store coupon (from the coupon kiosk) for $3 off any CVS brand diaper purchase, making them only $.12!!!!  They had size 3 and newborn on sale, so RUN over there if you are in need of diapers!!  :)

Okay, on to my totals...

Total value of 7 items = $58.47
Total spent out of pocket = $0.94!!
Total ECB's used = $18.48
Total ECB's received after purchase = $7.99

Now, I did use a lot of ECB's in this transaction - but, I had been holding on to a bunch that had already expired so I decided to use them up, and I was so desperate for diapers (and this style in particular), that I didn't mind. 

I have a plan for Walgreens, but I'm not sure if I'm going to make it there or not.  If I do, I'll let you know!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Coupon Booklets at Kroger!

I was at Kroger today picking up a prescription, and there on the counter was laying a stack of coupon booklets!!  I decided to look around when I left and noticed two more coupon booklets on the shelf in front of the pharmacy windows.  The next time you're there, check them out!  They are loaded with manufacturer and store coupons for a variety of items!  (sorry the last one is sideways....I didn't realize it would show up like that!!!)  :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Parent's Magazine Subscription $1!!

My friend Renae emailed me about this great deal on Parent's Magazine!  This magazine is great not only for its articles, but it also usually has a few good coupons in it, including the 20% off Amazon coupon good for diaper purchases!  (combined with the amazon mom & subscribe and save discounts, you can get up to 50% off diapers with this coupon!)

Here's how to get a one-year subscription for $1:

1.  Go to Barnes & Noble.   (search for "Parents" under "magazines" if the link doesn't take you directly there)
2.  Add a Parents Magazine one year subscription to your cart.
3.  During the checkout process, enter the following coupon code: K9B9J4H
4.  Once you enter your credit card information, your price should be adjusted to show a total of $1!  (and there is no shipping cost for magazines!)

I'm not sure how long this code will work, so get it now!

Thanks for this great deal, Renae!

Inexpensive Meals using Kroger Deals!

Well, it took me long enough to get this posted!!!  Last week and this week's mega sale gave us lots of super cheap canned tomatoes, so let's add some soups and chilis into our upcoming meal plans over the next few weeks!  Here are a few to get you thinking...they are even GOOD for you as they both came from Weight Watchers 15 Minute Cookbook!

Tomato-Basil Soup
Yield:  4 servings

1 cup chopped onions
2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes  (Hunts $0.49 ea /  mega sale price, -$1/3 (SS 1/23) = $0.16ea)
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup sour cream

1.  Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray.  Add onion; saute 3 minutes or until browned.  Stir in tomatoes, broth, and basil.  Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes.
2.  Place 3 cups soup in a blender; process until smooth.  Return pureed soup to pan; stir well.  Ladle soup Into individual bowls; top each with sour cream.


Chili con Carne
Yield: 5 servings

1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped onion, celery, and bell pepper blend
1 (16 oz) can chili beans, undrained (Hormel $0.79 ea / mega sale price, -$1/3 Feb. All You = $0.46ea)
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained (Hunts $0.49 ea /  mega sale price, -$1/3 (SS 1/23) = $0.16ea)
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
chopped green onions (optional)

1.  Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray.  Add beef; cook 4 minutes or until meat is browned, stirring to crumble.
2.  Add water, chili powder, frozen vegetable blend, chili beans, and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.  Ladle chili into individual bowls.  Top each with shredded cheese or green onions, if desired.


Also, since there was such a great deal on Hormel canned chili (see above), you can always think about just heating up a few cans and serving it over hot baked potatoes and adding cheese and sour cream!

Got any other good meal ideas from this week's sale?  Leave a post and let us know!