August 30, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I love going to the mailbox and having free goodies and coupons. This week I received a 99¢ bag of Cheetos mighty zingers and free Nexxus hair care samples. These came with coupons totaling $4.00 as well!

August 27, 2010

Friday Finals

Well, I usually shop on Wednesdays, but was not able to this week. I decided to change it to the "Friday Finals"! This week I made 4 stops, Rite Aid, CVS, Bi-Lo, and Publix. Here is the summary.....
  • Total spent out of pocket for everything pictured: $69.63
  • Total coupon savings: $54.68
  • Total store incentives, sales, and savings: $79.00
  • Total savings: $133.68, spent $69.63 for a total of $203.31 retail
Here are the pictures!!!

Rite Aid Spent $3.05, will get $5.00 SCR

CVS, Spent $30.07
Bi-Lo, Spent $14.43
Publix, Spent $20.08

August 25, 2010

A few days off....

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I had to take a few days off from blogging. Along with starting to home school my 3rd grade son, I had to get some sewing out of my system. The home school has been trial and error for the first couple of weeks, but we seem to be on a better path now.

I was also able to get some much needed sewing out of my system which has led to some possible contacts that I am most grateful for! You can now find my sewing projects on facebook! Search for "Meme's Treasures" in the search box and LIKE my page to see all the pictures. I have placed a few pictures here for you to see!!

I hope to be back up to speed with blogging in the next few days and I look forward to many post ahead!

Thanks again! Misty

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August 12, 2010

Recipe of the Day

Okay, so after yesterday's Chocolate Waffles , I decided to experiment with this awesome Pizza Pocket recipe found on Heavenly Homemakers blog. Her blog was one of the many that I was perusing over while looking for meal and lunch ideas, and I must say that I will be a frequent flier now!

Just this weekend, my big 37 year old husband/boy, decided that he wanted pizza pockets for supper. Have you ever really looked to see how much sodium is in those things! WOW! This is surely a healthier alternative! I tried them out today and they were a hit with me and my son....we'll wait till a later day to introduce them to the hubs! This recipe made enough for us to have at least 4 lunches, we added Turkey Pepperoni. Enjoy!

Ingredients, including Turkey Pepperoni
First 9 pockets, these are easy!
Finished product with a little Ranch or Ketchup!

August 11, 2010

Wednesday Wow!

I didn't strive for a huge savings this week, but any savings is good for me! I was not impressed with the sales ads this week and only went out for a few things to buy with coupons. This is what I got at Wal-Mart and Publix.

Wal-Mart $2.38 pre-tax
  • Buy 2 boxes of Cinnabon Cereal at $2 each, use 2-75¢ Cinnabon cereal coupons from the 8/8 Red Plum insert.
  • Buy 4 travel size Shout to Go wipes at 97¢ each, use 2-$2 off any 2 Shout products coupon from the 8/8 Smart Source insert which will in turn give you 12¢ overage applied to total. 
  • Spend 2.38 pre-tax for all, average of 40¢ per item!

  • Buy 4 bags of Tyson frozen chicken on sale for $6.59 and Buy 1 Get 1. Then use 2-$1.00 off any Tyson frozen chicken, and 2-$1.50 off any Tyson Anytizzer chicken spirals which is from the same coupon group (first 5 of bar code on package matches first 5 on coupon).
  • Spend $8.18 pre-tax for all, average of $2.05 each, total savings of $18.16!
Hope you enjoy and can run out and get some bargains as well!! If you found a great bargain in your area, please link up here!

Easy Breakfast treat for the kids!

Now that I am a stay at home mom and we are homeschooling, I try to find fun treats for my son to have around the house. I stumbled upon this recipe this week when looking through some magazines for simple meal ideas and thought I would give it a try this morning. It was a hit, and can be made in bulk, frozen and warmed in the microwave for convenience in the future. Now....don't let the name fool you. I promise I was not feeding pure sugar to my son first thing in the morning, that would be asking for trouble! These waffles have less sugar in them than any poptart out there! You can even sneak in some whole wheat pancake mixes to make it even healthier if you have some on hand!

Pecan Chocolate Waffles
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup 1 or 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 T canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Powdered sugar

Whisk together egg, milk, chocolate syrup, and oil in bowl. Stir in pancake mix until combined, add pecans if you prefer them cooked in (we added as a topping instead). Bake in preheated waffle iron until golden brown. Sprinkle powdered sugar when plated for a final touch! You may also top with berries, whipped cream, and many other options.

August 10, 2010

Real Country Recipes Giveaway!

Welcome to my first blog giveaway! I have three separate recipe books from Tennessee Pride sausage company. This 48 page recipe book features approximately 88 recipes all for sausage! From appetizers to main course dishes, you are sure to find your favorite sausage recipe and timeless family fun!

You have 2 ways to enter into this giveaway:
  1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog, and
  2. add yourself as a follower on my blog.
Its that easy! This giveaway will run till Sunday, August 15th at midnight. Winners will be announced Monday on the blog! Enjoy!

August 4, 2010

Wednesday WoW! Savings!

Well today I tried a Wal-Mart deal, although it was not as good as I wanted it to be because one item had a substantial price difference and I did not receive the overage credit that Couponing to Disney had. It was still a great deal for some freebies, half price, and less than half price items!

I also made a stop by Publix and picked up a few things, although it was not full grocery shopping, it was several things that I use. Oh, and did I mention that I love getting Vitamin water for 66¢ each....this is my simple pleasure that I will not often treat myself to when they are $1 each, but who can pass up the deal!

Total spent at Wal-Mart, including some meat not was in the oven...$16.69, savings of $20.54!
The J&J first aid kits were FREE with coupon from 8/01 Proctor & Gamble insert, and all other items pictured were less than $1.00. Average of 46¢ per item!

Total spent at Publix...$20.66, savings of $41.34 after store sales and coupons! Not to bad for someone that always thought Publix was too expensive! Now I know better! Average of 66¢ per item!

August 2, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Here are the latest freebies! These are going to be great in the hospital bag, and yes I have started thinking about that!!
Trial size Dove Hair Care shampoo and conditioner
Trial size Bodycology Cucumber Melon lotion
Trial size Nivea Touch lotion, with $1.00 coupon

My first Rite Aid experiment!

Well, I have been anxious to try Rite Aid, but didn't know that I wanted to wait for the cash rebates that  they offer. However, they are now stating that the Single Check Rebate program will only 2-3 weeks. I noticed some good deals this week, and they now have a program called + Up rewards which is very similar to Extra Care Bucks from the local competitor. This is a summary of my bargains with pictures to follow...

Transaction 1:
  • 2 20oz Mt Dew $1.59 each, used RA video coupon for B1G1
  • 1 Pampers Swaddlers Jumbo Sz 2, on sale for $8.99, used $1.75 coupon from home mailer
  • 1 Bounty Basic paper towel 8pk, on sale for $5.99, used 25¢ coupon
  • 1 Crest 3D white toothpaste, on sale for $2.49, used 75¢ coupon
  • 1 Pampers Wipes, used FREE with purchase of Pampers coupon
  • 1 J&J Bedtime bath soap, on sale for $3.99, used $1 coupon from home mailer
  • Then used $5 off $25 purchase, received $5.00 +up dollars, and will receive $4 rebates
Transaction 2:
  • 1 12pk Sprite Zero, on sale for $3.33, used $1 Rite Aid coupon
  • 1 Pampers Swaddlers Jumbo Sz 2, on sale for $8.99, used $1.50 coupon from8/1/10 P&G
  • 1 Herbal Ess Hair Spray, on sale for $2.50
  • 1 Herbal Ess Mousse, on sale for $2.50, used free when you buy 2 coupon
  • 1 Sensodyne Toothpaste, on sale for $4.99, used $1 Rite Aid coupon
  • 1 Crest 3D white toothpaste, on sale for $2.49, used 75¢ coupon
  • 1 Pampers Wipes, used FREE with purchase of Pampers coupon
  • Then used $5 off $25 purchase, used $5.00 +up dollars, received $4.00 +up dollars, and will receive $4 rebates
All together, that is a $75.56 retail purchase, all for $7.64 total after coupons, +up reward dollars, and rebates! 14 items totals, average of 55¢ per item! Excited that this deal worked, and looks like I will be working more deals because they actually had everything I wanted IN STOCK later on Sunday afternoon!