Saturday, October 30, 2010

Toy Story 3 DVD Promotion

Toy Story 3 DVD Promotion-CVS Pharmacy

Save $16 on Toy Story 3 DVD when you buy $25 in participating Proctor & Gamble products. Limit 1.

Always Pads or Liners
- $2/1 from PG 9/26 (exp 10/31)
OR - 50¢/1 from PG 9/26 (exp 10/31)
Final Price: as low as $3.97

Bounty Paper Towels, 8-roll
- 50¢/1 from PG 10/31
OR - 25¢/1 from PG 9/26 (exp 10/31)
Final Price: as low as $6.47

Charmin Bath Tissue, 16-roll + 4
- 25¢/1 from PG 9/26, 10/10
Final Price: $9.72

Clairol Nice & Easy, Root Touch Up, Gray Solution
- $2/1 from PG 10/31
OR - $1/1 from RP 10/3 (exp 10/31)
Final Price: as low as $3.97

Crest Toothpaste
- $1/1 from PG 10/31
OR - 75¢/1 from PG 0/10
Final Price: as low as $1.75

Dawn Dish Detergent
- $1/1 from Home Made Simple Coupon booklet (exp 10/31!)
OR - 50¢/1 from PG 10/31
Final Price: as low as FREE!

Duracell Batteries
- 75¢/1 from PG 10/10
Final Price: $5.22

Pantene Hair Care
- $1/2 from PG 9/26, 10/10, 10/31
Final Price: $2.97 each when you buy 2

Tide Laundry Detergent, 150-oz.
- $2/1 from Oprah, Redbook, or Good Housekeeping Magazines, October (exp 10/31!)
OR - $1/1 from PG 9/26, 10/10
Final Price: as low as $17.97

*The DVD will not be released until Tuesday 11/2, so a lot of the good coupons above will have expired :(

Deal Idea:
Buy (1) Bounty Paper Towels, 8-pk
Buy (1) Charmin Toilet Paper, 16+4 pk
Buy (3) Crest Toothpaste
$2.75 each
Buy (1) Toy Story 3 DVD
Subtotal on P&G: $25.19
- 50¢/1 Bounty from PG 10/31
- 25¢/1 Charmin from PG 10/10
- (3) $1/1 from PG 10/10
- $16 on Toy Story 3
Final Price: $25.43 for everything!

Thanks This Frugal Life ~~~Great Stocking Stuffer!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Death By Chocolate

So my husband texted me today asking if I could make a dessert for his work BBQ tomorrow. I was so excited because my hubby NEVER asks me for a dessert...he is NOT a dessert person unlike myself. I think I spent all week making caramel popcorn, sugar cookies, cake pops, and monkey bread...holidays always get me.  Anyways, eager to hear what he would want me to make for his friends (I was thinking cake pops in his school colors, maybe a batch of my highly requested sugar cookies, or maybe my chocolate covered oreos that everyone has been asking for these days).  And out of his mouth comes "How about Death By Chocolate?" Really? That simple dessert that takes me but 5 mins to assemble? Really?  Really, that is what he asked for. And I made it of course and was reminded that even though this recipe is SO simple, it is an all time favorite. A classic. When I first got this recipe from our school's secretary, I fell in love and made it all the time any time! It was named Death By Chocolate, because you originally had to freeze skore bars and beat them to death and use throughout the dessert. Now I just buy the already crumbled toffee bar.  This dessert always takes me back to Reyburn Intermediate where I used to teach and all the morning breaks spent in the back teacher room with good friends and good food!  So, here are the ingredients, I hope you enjoy...I should of dyed my whip cream orange in light of it being Halloween and all, oh well, next time!

1 box brownies
2 boxes instant jello chocolate pudding
1 Large tub of whip cream
1 1/2 bags of Heath English Toffee Bits (found at Savemart)

Make the brownies, set aside. Make the Jello, set aside. Then layer...Brownie, Pudding, Whip Cream, and Toffee bits. End with Whip Cream and Toffee Bits...Voila! Death by chocolate:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Reynolds Coupons

There are som GREAT coupons on the Reynolds site this might have already checked them out, but in case you haven't click on the link below for some great savings!

Reynolds Coupons

Weekly Menu Oct. 25-Oct. 30-A Little Late

Sorry I didn't post on Monday, but here are some ideas for dinner this week. We have been having a bit of some colder weather so, some of these recipes are for the colder nights:) I also went for a SUPER EASY week...notice how easy most of the recipes are that are listed below!

Lefttover Lasagna (from my husbands coach's meeting on Sunday that I made-I always double this recipe and freeze one...this is the BEST Lasagna never comes out wrong! I have made this for the past couple of it! Will never change!)

Spinach Pesto Manicotti

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Orange Chicken served with white rice

Pizza's my night out for my birthday:)

My Birthday...who knows what's going to be for dinner!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Steals at Vons on the Clearance Racks in the Back!!!

Oh my...I just LOVE LOVE LOVE when I hit the Clearance Racks in the back of the grocery stores...and tonight not only did I save 48% on my grocery bill, but I scored BIG on some very expensive products that I like using! Here is a break down of my steals in the back!
Olay advance healing body Lotion
Minus $2.00 Coupon=$.50 FINAL PRICE

Olay Deep penetrating foaming UV Moisturizer
Originally $24.88
Vons Club $22.88
Minus $3.00=$8.44 FINAL PRICE

Loreal Skin Genesis Cell Strengthening Daily Treatment &
Loreal Collagen Eye Filler
Originally $19.99 each
50%=$10.00 each
Minus $3.00/2=$8.50 each FINAL PRICE

Crest Whitening Expressions Vanilla Mint Toothpaste
Originally $3.49
Minus $.75 coupon=$1.00 FINAL PRICE!

Sudafed PE Severe Cold
Originally $4.99
Minus $2.00 coupon=$.49 FINAL PRICE!!!

Sudafed PE Severe Cold & Cough

Originally $4.99
Minus $2.00 coupon=$.49 FINAL PRICE!!!

That's $42.67 in savings!!!! Vons at Fowler and Herndon...there was a lot of stuff still there tonight!!! Good Luck!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coupon sneak peak...Oct. 24

Here is a list for what we can expect for tomorrow's coupons! Yeah!!!
Read more from Sunday Coupon Preview
Smartsource coupon insert
Air Wick Candle Save $2.00/1 (12/5)
Air Wick Freshmatic Compact i-motion Starter Kit Save $2.00/1 (12/5)
Air Wick Scented Oil Twin Refill Pack Save $1.00/1 (12/5)
Air Wick Warmer Unit FREE wyb any Air Wick Scented oil Refill Fragrance Save up to $2.19 (12/5)
Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Cake Mix, box Save $.50/1 (12/18)
Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowl or Mini Bowls Save $.75/1 (12/18)
Birds Eye Steamfresh Lighty Sauced or While Grain Blends variety FREE wyb any (1) bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh Save up to $2.99 value (11/30)
Chi-Chi’s Salsa Jars, 15oz+ Save $1.00/2 (12/19)
Chi-Chi’s Tortillas Save $1.00/2 (12/19)
Colgate Kids Toothbrush Save $.50/1 (11/13)
Colgate Kids Toothpaste Save $.50/1 (11/13)

10-24 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Aleve product 40ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (1/31/11)
Aleve -D product any Save $1.00/1 (1/31/11)
Alka-Seltzer or Alka-Seltzer Plus product 10 ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Powder Packs product any Save $3.00/1 (11/30)
Axe 8.45oz, 12oz and 18oz Shower Gel Or Detailer B1G1 FREE value to Save $5.99 (12/19)
Ball Park products Save $.75/2 (12/31)
Bayer Aspirin product 24 ct or larger Save $1.00/1 (1/31/11)
Bronkaid Product any Save $1.00/1 (1/31/11)
Carolina or Rice Rices Save $.50/1 (1/31/11)
Carolina Rice Mixes Save $1.00/3 (1/31/11)
Citracal product any Save $1.00/1 (1/31/11)
Guinness, Harp Lager or Smithwick’s Ale Mail in form Save $2.00 (11/30)
Hatfield Ham Steak Save $1.00/1 (11/30)
Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeat 8oz or larger .55/1  (12/31)
I-Caps vitamin formula #2.00/1 (1/31/11)
Jimmy Dean D-Lights products Save $1.00/1 (12/31)
L’Oreal Elnett hairspray 11oz standard size no trial Save $3.00/1 (1/16/11)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Client!

Yay for Flowers to you by Jessica! She won best of show at her event this past weekend. And to top it all of she used my labels that I I was even more excited for her!!! Check out her website...she is one talented lady!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two great deals this weekend!

Check out Von's Clearance tables in the back of the store. They had a 78 load laundry detergent for 50% off of it's regular price $15.49. It rang up to $7.74. I had a $2.00 OYN purchase coupon and ended up paying $6.74 for each one (I bought two). WOW! Even the lady at the cashier was impressed and checked to see if there were any more left!! Woo-Hoo!!!!
Remember when I told you guys to go and buy the Salame from Savemart when it was only $1.99?? Well, you all did so when I went they were all out...but I did get a rain check and redeemed it today. I did hold up the Express Line, but I battled through the inexperienced cahsier lady and the very kind Manager Jason and ended up paying...wait for it, wait for it...$2.97 for 3 packages!!!! My total bill before the coupon and the OYN purchase coupon from Savemart was $13.49...WOW!!!! I h ad a 78% these days!!! Don't ever forget to get a rain check on a good sale!!!

Surprise 40th...

Recently my sister and I were hired to plan, throw, decorate, and clean-up a surprise 40th for someone's lucky husband. And here are all the details. We had quite a time planning all of this and a lot of freedom, so you can see how my sissy and I throw a party! Hope you enjoy!!!

All homemade desserts...except the cake...that was done by Frosted!!!

Four Layer Yellow Cake with chocolate buttercream frosting (Birthday Boy's favorite)

My sugar cookies:)

Some rice crispy treats dipped in chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Some more yummy desserts


We filled the clear jars with some photos of the birthday boy

Appetizer Table

Sissy made her homemade Salsa and we also made some Bruschetta

More of the table settings

My attempt to make some cake pops...why does Bskerella make them look SO easy...

My attempt on some fancy chocolate dipped yummy!!! Topped some off with the pre-made Tatoo art from Michaels.

Main Dinner Buffet

Dinner was catered by Luna's Italian Pizzeria (Tri-Color Tortellini, Rigatoni, Sausage and Meatballs, Salad, and bread.

Coffee area

My favorite, the dessert bar...

Oreos...soo pretty!

Labels by me:)

Bar/Drink Area

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rite Aid Shopping Trip 10/13/2010

Rite Aid Shopping Trip...Total=$11.31!!!
This week at Rite Aid, I was able to save $45.78 using my coupons, Rite Aid's Wellness Program, Rebates, and Rite Aid Coupons. I just love Rite Aid...and these were all things I use or need:) Let me show you what I did.

GAIN DETERGENT/FABRIC SOFTENER Sale this week 2 for $10.00
Gain Laundry Detergent - Liquid (50 oz.) or Powder (63 oz.)

$1/1 Gain Detergent, exp. 11-30-10 (P&G 10/10/10)

Gain Fabric Softener - Liquid (51 oz.) or Sheets (120 ct.)
$1/1 Gain Fabric Softener or Sheets, exp. 10-31-10 (RP 09/12/10)

*As low as $2 ea. after coupons and +UP Reward!

Minus your (2) $1.00 coupons=$8.00
Minus Wellness $2.00=$6.00
Playtex Tampons on sale 2 for $6.00 (including your wellness 2.00 back)
Minus $1.50 coupon from
Minus Rite Aid AdPerk Coupon for 2.00
Dove Shampoo and Conditioner 2 for $6.00
Minus $1.00 coupon from Smart Source 10/10/10
Minus $1.50 from Rite Aid AdPerk Coupon
Crest Toothpaste on sale $2.49
Minus Wellness $1.00 back
Minus $.75 from Smart Source 10/10
Advil 24 Ct. $4.49
Minus FREE Advil from their website
Gain Dish Soap on sale $.89
Coupon from PG 10/10 $1.00
Kids-Eeze Cough Medicine $4.49
Rebate for $4.49
Pediacare Cough Syrup $4.99
Rebate fro $4.99
Nyquil Original Sale $4.99
Minus $1.50 coupon from smart source 10/10
Minus $1.50 Welness Rewards
Halls Honey and Lemon Cough Drops sale $.99
Minus Rite Aid AdPerk coupon $.50
Orbit Gum Sweet Mint on sale $.88
Minus Rite Aid AdPerk coupon $.50

Cereal BOGO Free $4.49
Plus $1.00 coupon from

TOTAL=$3.49 for two boxes

Plus I used $4.69 Wellness Rewards from my last trip
Plus $5.00 coupon off of $25.00
Rebates Check (to be sent back to me in the mail) $9.38
Plus my Rewards back to me $6.50
YAY!!! Have fun shopping!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding Candy Buffet

Sorry for the lack of posting anything new and exciting over here! I have been busy with attending weddings, creating labels for different businesses, and putting together a most fabulous, fun, black/red, candy buffet for a wedding!!! Here are some pictures from the candy buffet up in SLO. Thanks Becky and Tony for the opportunity to serve you!!!
The finished product...

Treat bags...downloaded art for free from The Wedding Chicks

Lollipop box

One of my favorite parts of this buffet was the marshmallow filled vases!

The bride wanted some healthy snacks in the buffet, so we added some sugar free banana chips!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Savemart Coupon Match-up 10/6-10/12

Okay...there are some good deals I see in this weeks add of Savemart...

Gallo Deli Stylr Italian Dry Salami is $1.99 with the in-ad coupon. If you saved your coupon from the SmartSource coupon bookelt a couple weeks ago, you can save $2.00 on 2. (Limit four with Savemart in-ad coupon.) So, you will end up paying $3.98 for two, plus a $2.00 coupon=$1.98 for two!!! This is the best deal EVER on Salami!!! (My husband's favorite by the way!)

Grands Biscuits are on sale for .99. I always keep these on hand to make Monkey Bread!!! There is a coupon for .40/3 so you can buy 3@ $3.00 plus .40 off=$2.60 for 3! Yay!

Del Monte Buy $15 save $5 instantly

Buy $15 of any Del Monte canned vegetables, tomatoes and Fruit cup snacks get $5 off instantly.
Vegetables on sale .70 cents each
Tomatoes $1
Fruit cups $2.50
Use $1 off 5 from 9/19 Red Plum
Deal Scenarios:
Tomatoes x 15 = $15 - $5 instant savings - (3) $1 off 5 = $7 / .47 cents each
Veggies x 20 + 1 can tomatoes = $15 - $5 instant savings - (4) $1 off 5 = $6 / .29 cents per item
Fruit cups x 6 = $15 - $5 instant savings - $1 off 5 = $9 / $1.50 each

Thanks Abundant Food Savings for the information!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Menu Oct. 4-8

Sorry I didn't post earlier...this week I am doing a wedding in Avila-will post pictures soon-and attending a family wedding the next day, so super busy and chaotic around here!!! But here is what what we are having this week...

Lasagna (homemade which I pulled out of the freezer!)

Me-n-Eds Pizza...son got A's last week on all his tests and his Papou treats him pizza...

Ground Turkey Meat sauce and spaghetti

Greek Chicken Gyros...making it for Everyday Nina for was a favorite!

Left over Buffet:)


Grocery Coupon match-up Deals at Rite Aid

So yesterday I went to Rite-Aid and my bill was 64.00, but I paid 22.00.  I then got 6.69 back in rewards to use at my next trip at Rite Aid.  Many of you asked how do I get started to save like this at Rite Aid.  The first thing you want to do is sign-up for a rewards card at Rite Aid. You can do that in the store or online I believe.  Then you can enjoy the rewards plus when advertised.  So here was my shopping deal yesterday.

Rite Aid had 5 boxes of selected Kellogs Cereal for 10.00 plus a rewards plus for 2.00.  So basically it's 5 boxes for 8.00. I purchased 10 boxes (my sister wanted some) and had a 5.00 off 25.00 coupon, which is found on their website.  Along with their huggie Diaper sale-which was 7.99 on sale, plus a 3.00 off coupon, plus 2.00 back in rewwards.  I basically paid 2.99 for a package of Huggies Diapers.  I also added in my cart a Crest toothpaste which was 2.69.  I  had a .75 off coupon which lowered it to 1.94.  But here is the kicker, Rite Aid was giving you back 2.69 in rewards.  So it was a money maker.  You want those deals!

So as you can see, without my Rewards Card and some coupons, I would of paid 64.00 because the cereal boxes were listed as 4.19 each!  Later I will post my Vons shopping trip from yesterday...remember it's all about using your coupons with what they have on sale...

Free Scotch Blue Painter's Tape

Scotch Blue Painter's Tape FREE Sample
Here is a sample to keep in your garage with your painting supplies. As it is a sample, use it on your next small painting project!

Just head over to Scotch Blue on Facebook and “like” them. By doing so, you will be able to request your FREE painter’s tape sample.
Thanks The Thrifty Couple

Monday, October 4, 2010

Free Bottle of Advil!!!!

Go here and click on your free bottle of Advil!!!! Love getting freebies!!!!

Great deal on Oreos!!! searching my favorite coupon match-up sites I stubbled across this awesome coupon!!! BOGO free nabisco cookies!!!! So you go to your Facebook and click on Nabisco Cookies and click on like and BAM! Click on Print for your free BOGO nabisco cookies with a purchase of one gallon of milk. I am on my way to buy two gallons of milk and 4 packages of Oreos (2 for 5.00 at Vons) use my 1.00 off coupon when you buy two, so I am at 10.00 now minus 1.00=9.00.  Then I am going to use two of these BOGO coupon because my husband printed one out. So, 5.00 is taken off of my Oreo purchase and voila, I am going to pay $4.00 total for 4 pkgs of Oreos, which are great to use in all my candy buffets coming up:) YAY!!!! Thanks Nabisco and thanks The Thrifty Couple...

Friday, October 1, 2010

After School Snack of the Day

Banana Streusel Muffins...
It's all about bananas in our household lately because mama got too excited and bought too many! So today after school snack are some super duper yummer banana streusel muffins! They were SO delicious...I hope there are some left for Niko when he comes home! The only thing I added to this recipe was one more banana...really trying to use up the bananas:) Enjoy!