Saturday, February 18, 2012

Comment Saturday

Today is Comment Saturday!!

For every comment left, I will return the favor by responding to your comment and by visiting your blog and leaving a comment.
I love to hear from my readers and I encourage you to leave comments on any blog you visit.
Today's question....What is your favorite gift to receive?
I have several items that I love to receive.  I consider all of them to practical ... Bath and Body Works lotions, body spray, or hand soap.  I also love to receive gift cards to my favorite restaurants or my favorite stores.   I really like to receive anything that I wouldn't normally buy for myself such as new jewelry or unique items for my home.

Thought of the Day

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."

Anais Nin

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ways I Saved/Earned Money This Week

- I read all of my MyPoints emails daily for my account and my husband's to add points to receive FREE gift cards.

- Cleaned out my coupon binder and filed new coupons for future shopping trips.

- Continued to use my FREE samples this week including -  dish detergent (full size bottle), dryer sheets, fabric softner chapstick, and razors.

- Only used my dishwasher once this week.

- Continued to keep the heat turned down. Still having warmer than normal days.

- No drugstore shopping this week.

- Only had to pickup a few items at the grocery store this week - milk, bread, cheese and produce.

- No eating out this week.

- Stuck to my menu plan for this week except for one night.

- Continuing to try to drink more water. Not only is this good for me but it will also be a great way to save money

- Added to more Hallmark cards to my card organizer buy using a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE coupon.

- Spent Friday afternoon at the park with dh and the kids = FREE entertainment and we had a blast!

- Used my points I earned at Lowes Foods to receive a .05 discount per gallon when getting gas.

- Since I am not a big coffee drinker, I used my Starbucks gift card by placing an order online for a few items to add to my gift closet.

- Read 2 FREE magazines this week that I received in the mail.

- Instead of buying Valentine cards, Payton and I made them by using supplies we already had. She did an awesome job.

What did you do to save/earn money this week?  Please link up below.


My Favorite Deals at Lowes Foods This Week - 2/15-2/21

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Lowes Foods this week: 

Remember, Lowes Foods doubles coupons up to .98, 20 coupons per transaction.

Bisquick Shake 'N Pour - $2
Use .50/1 coupon GM 2/5
Final Price - $1

Idaho Russet potatoes 8lb. - $2.98

Southern Style Pork Ribs - $1.49lb.

Lowes Foods Shredded Cheese - $2

Cabbage - .38 lb.

Share Your CVS Story - $3 off $15 Coupon

"Like" CVS on Facebook and click on the MyCVS Story tab, share your story and receive a $3 off $15 purchase coupon.

Sunday Coupon Preview

There will be only 1 coupon insert this week - 1 RedPlum.  Click here to view a complete of coupons available.

Thought of the Day

Some days or weeks are harder than others.  Keep your chin up, tomorrow is a new day!

This is exactly how I feel this week.  Sorry for the lack of posting.  I hope to get back to normal tomorrow.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens Subscripton for $3.99

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

Better Homes and Gardens is one of my favorite magazines.  Click here to place your order for a subscription for only $3.99 - Awesome Price. Just use coupon code SAVINGS.

AC Moore Coupons

Click here to print your coupons for AC Moore this week:

- 50% off any one regular priced item
- 57% off any Custom Framing

FREE Sample of Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Food

Click here to request your FREE sample of Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Food.

My Favorite Drugstore Deals This Week - 2/12-2/18

Here is a list of my favorite deals at CVS this week:

Colgate Total - $2.75
Receive $2 ECB
Use .75/1 coupon 2/12 SS
Final Price - .25 each

Spend $15 on Dove, Degree, Caress, or Lever - Receive $5 ECB
Limit 1
Deal Idea:
Buy (5) Dove Shampoos - $3 each = $15
Use (5) $1 Dove coupons 1/29 RP
Receive $5 ECB
Final Price - $1 each after coupons and ECB

Mars Single Seasonal Candy - 2/$1
Buy 3 and Use $1.50/2 printable coupon
Total Price - 3 for FREE

Campbells' Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup - .59
Buy 2 and Use .50/2 coupon 1/8 SS
Total Price - .39 each

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Walgreens this week:

LypSyl Extreme Cold Sore Relieft - $5
Receive $5 RR
Final Price - FREE

Here is a list of my favorite deals at Rite Aid this week:

CFL Light Bulbs - $3.99
Use $3 in-ad coupon
Use $1 coupon 2/12 SS
Final Price - FREE

Got2b Stylers - $3.99
Use $3/1 coupon 2/12 RP
Final Price - .99

Menu Plan Monday -2/13

Our family dinner last week was a hit.  Looking forward to continuing this every Wednesday.  I didn't get our FREE pizza from Papa John's so I plan to this week.

Here is my menu plan for this week:

Monday - Tilapia, Rice, Sauteed Cabbage, Salad

Tuesday - Valentine's Dinner at home but still planning the menu

Wednesday - FREE Papa John's Pizza, Salad

Thursday- Tacos and Spanish Rice

Friday - Beef Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni

Saturday - Grilled Chicken, Rosemary Potatoes, Corn

Sunday - I always leave Sunday open because my dh likes to plan our menu and do most of the cooking.

You can find other great weekly menus at Menu Planning Monday at Organized Junkie!

Thought of the Day

"Everything has been figured out, except how to live."

Jean-Paul Sartre