I love couponing so much, I decided to become a teacher for Grocery Smarts.
I teach free classes and show you how to get everything you need at the grocery store and still leave $$$ in your pocket. I'll also teach you the best ways to get and organize your coupons. The best part of the class is when I show you how to match your current coupons up with the current local sales - getting the most bang for your buck!
December 31, 2008
What to Expect When Your Expecting - free copy of book
Medium Dr. Pepper with any purchase at Arby's
Coupon for free bottle of Suave on 1/14/09 (this date only)
(Thanks Savvy Shopper!!!)
Total Cranberry Crunch sample
Snapfish - 50 free prints & 4x6 flip book - offer only available to new members
Join Friends of Krispy Kreme and receive a coupon for a free doughnut
6 Free Coupon booklets (Betty Crocker, Club Wild, Del Monte, Home Made Simple, P&G, Pillsbury)
Deepak Chopra 2009 calendar
It's always fun to get a few freebies from time to time. I hope you enjoy them. Happy New Year!!!!
December 29, 2008
THANKS TRACIE!!!!! You're my "SNOW" Special friend.
December 27, 2008
I have to say this because I was really impressed and somewhat surprised this month. Like I stated above, I didn't really go grocery shopping other than for the essentials. I found myself in one day needing more flour, sweetened condensed milk, pie filling, semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla. Guess where I found all these things? Yep - in my own pantry.
Coupon shopping really helps and it certainly saved me a ton this month!!! I didn't have to go grocery shopping, it has allowed me to stock up on the items my family uses most and best of all it saves me $$$$ (lots of it).
Within the next few weeks, many of us will get that awful white envelope from our credit card companies. Why not learn to save some money everytime you grocery shop?
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite some friends, co-workers, family or neighbors over for a free class. I will show you the easiest ways to save, use coupons and use the free Grocery Smarts website. One hour is certainly worth the $$$ you will save in the long run.
December 22, 2008
After letting all the chocolate dry. We put the cookies in some cute Chinese take out boxes I found at Michaels. We added our carmels and some holiday candy to fill the holes. I hope my neighbors like them.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
This was my second try. I had to reduce my cooking time to 2 min, 2 min, 1 min 15 sec, 1 min 15 sec. The first time I made them - I had a lovely square rock! I might advise you to try this cooking time first, instead of the one above. I also had to try a few to make sure they tasted okay and were soft.I think I had about 80 pieces (that is, if I hadn't eaten a few to begin with). You can cut them any size.
These were so easy to make and best of all they are YUMMY!!!! If you're looking for a quick treat for a friend or neighbor or maybe just a treat to share, this is definatley a winner. This was also a great project for kids to help with The wrapping doesn't have to be perfect.
December 18, 2008
4 cans Campbell's Cheddar Cheese or Fiesta Nacho soup
1 16 oz bottle of Salsa/Picante sauce
2 lbs hamburger
Brown your hamburger until it's almost burnt. Drain the fat and pour into crockpot. Add the salsa, and all 4 cans of cheese soup and mix well. Occasionally stir as it warms up. Serve with corn chips.
I've mixed the two flavors of cheese soups and it tastes great.
You can change the "heat" in your dip by making it with a hotter salsa.
You can change the consistency of your dip by adding more or less salsa.
I love quick easy recipes that can be taken to just about any potluck. Enjoy the holidays and I hope you enjoy some of these recipes.
December 12, 2008
December 10, 2008
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
December 9, 2008
- 20 lb box boneless skinless chicken tenders and breasts $35.80 = to $1.79 a lb
- 1/2 gallon squares Farr's ice cream, 4 for $10.00
- 9 ct Maddox Turkey steaks $7.99
- bananas 2 lbs for 88 cents
- boneless beef top round rump roast $1.99 lb
- Don Julio tortilla chips 88 cents
- family pack boneless beef top round steaks or london broil $1.99
- lbkretsmar maple ham $2.99 lb, deli item I believe
- 2 lb western family medium cheddar $4.99
- 10 lb bag extra extra extra diet lean ground beef $1.99 lb
- dozen grade aa rogers medium eggs 99 cents
- 10 lb bag russet potatoes $1.88
- Grannys old fashion bread 4 for $5
- Norbest turkeys 79 cents a lb
- Clover club potato chips 2 for $3
- family pack boneless center cut pork loin chops or roast $1.89 lb
- Viva gallon chocolate milk 2 for $5
I've been to these sales before - you can count on almost every parking stall being full, lots of people, and some long lines, but some great savings! If you're willing to deal with these things you could get some pretty good deals. I've even been to these sales where Kents starts lowering prices (below their posted prices) while I'm shopping. I can't promise this will happen this go around, but they do put on a good sale.
December 5, 2008
December 4, 2008
Wow! If that's as easy as it is....I'm all over these Beer Rebates. Keep your eyes peeled for some good deals. I could always use free groceries!
Tostito's Chips $1.77 (each)
Kroger Peanuts $.99 (each)
Kroger Semi Sweet chocolate chips $.50 (each,6 oz bags)
Kroger Salsa (not on the sale) $1.00 (each)
Smith's Rolls (not on the sale) $1.89
Smith's cinnamon bread (not on the sale) $1.29
Total $17.99, savings $15.43. Pretty good for 18 items
Don't forget, you can go to the Shortcuts website, sign up and enter your Smith's Fresh Value's Card number and load coupons onto your card. Not only will this save you at the register, you can also bring manufacturers's coupons with you for additional savings!
I hope you get some of the deals out there! Happy Shopping.
Cereal was 4 for $10 and I had 4, $1.00 coupons - making each box $.50
Reynolds Wrap foil (75 feet) was $2.99, I had 4 coupons for $1.00 off - making each box $.99
Opti-Free was $8.xx and I had 4, $3.50 coupons (I'm not sure if they doubled or not - I'm still trying to find the reciept - my guess is that they didn't though).
Lysol (I can't remember the price, nor the coupons)
Reese's clusters (can't remember the price), but had 2, $1.00 coupons
Hershey's candy (can't remember the price - $7.xx??), but I had a coupon for $1.50 off with the purchase of three.
Kraft crackers (they were a bribe to get my 3 year old to behave for just a few more minutes).
I think my receipt came to a total of $80.xx and I saved $46.xx.
I promise that when I find the receipt I will post an update. Sorry this is so not-helpful. I went a few days ago and am just getting around to posting it.
I wanted to buy more, but I had my 2 boys with me and it made shopping a little difficult (especially when the youngest just had shots). Maybe I'll try again later this week.
December 2, 2008
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