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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Gifts=Money Savers....Thank you TARGET!!!

Okay, so I went back to Target today to use some of the toy coupons I have burning a hole in my pocket. I left the store paying $10.73 when I should of paid $51.27, and it was all Christmas Gifts!!!

Leapfrog Tag Book BOGO=$9.99
Minus $5.00/1 Online
Minus $5.00/1 Online
TOTAL=$0.00 (it worked, thanks Thrifty Couple)

Fashion Barbie BOGO=$10.09
Minus $5.00 Barbie Coupon from Target (I'm thinking you probably could've use 2 and gotten this free)
TOTAL=$5.09 for two Barbies!!!

1 Disney Princess Barbie=$8.99
(I just found my 50% off any Disney Princess Item from Ad-don't know if Doll would count for Barbie, I am going to go back and see) Technically you could get this for $4.49 if it does!

Minus my $5.00 giftcard from some purchase a while back
Minus Redcard savings .46 (every penny counts!)

TOTAL=$10.73, a $40.54 dollar savings!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Deals at Target

'Tis the season to shop...and get the deals!!!! Went to Target tonight and bought what came out to be
$74.00, but I paid $30...yes $30!!! That included a Christmas present (DVD/Blue Ray Combo) Beauty and the Beast!!!! Here is the breakdown...

2 Wheat Thin Boxes=$4.00
Minus $1.00 off Target Coupon
Minus $1.00 off Nabisco Coupon from Safeway(on a display)x2
TOTAL=$1.00 for 2 boxes!

2 Doz Eggs=$2.00
Minus .55/1 (online coupon)
Minus .55/1 Safeway Coupon Book
TOTAL= .90 for 2!!!!

2 Land O Lakes Butter= $5.00
Minus $1.00/2 Target coupon
Minus $1.00 (in box)x2
TOTAL=$3.00 for 2!!!(these are usually $3.98 for 1)

2 Coffee Mates=$3.00
Minus $1.00/2 Target
Minus $1.50/2 Thanksgiving Book of savings
TOTAL=$.50 for 2!!!

Beauty and the Beast DVD/Blue Ray Combo=$24.99
Minus $5.00 Target Coupon
Minus $9.99 Disney Coupon
TOTAL=$9.00!!!!

1 Cream Cheese=$1.19

2 Wishbone Italian Dressing=$3.40
Minus $1.00/2
Minus .75/2
TOTAL=$1.65 for 2!!!

2 Eggos =$1.92
Minus $1.00/2
TOTAL=$.92 for 2!!!

2 Cool Whip=$1.78
Minus .55/2 from Target
TOTAL=$1.23

Cuponk game=$7.00
Minus $5.00/1
TOTAL=$2.00

2 Skippy Smooth Peanut butter=$3.70
Minus .75 Target Coupon
Minus $1.00/2 Safeway book coupon
TOTAL=$1.95 for 2!!!

And then I used my Red Card for another $1.51 off

Bill=$75.28
Minus Coupons/Red Card/Sales $44.47
Paid=$30.81!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Menu Thanksgiving week...

This year I am not making a Thanksgiving feast, nor am I hosting it, so that means no leftovers to have fun with...I did do a turkey dinner last Thursday, but no leftovers!!!! Oh well, it has begun to rain and it is a lot colder, so I am going to be making two soups that sound super yummy. Taking the day off on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but back on dinner for Saturday and Sunday! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Monday:
Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup with fresh bread

Tuesday:
BBQ Chili with corn and some cornbread

Wednesday:
Take it easy Noodle Dinner

Thursday:
Thanksgiving

Friday:
Leftovers

Saturday:
Minestrone Soup

Sunday:
More Minestrone Soup

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Plan at Target

So, with my new found love...the Thanksgiving book of coupons, I plan to do some serious savings...now I did take a couple of books when I found the goldmine, but I did leave plenty for my fellow friends...always follow the coupon rule! Anyways, with their sales this week and a few added coupons from Target, this is what I plan to save tomorrow...I am so excited I kinda want to go right now!


Swanson Chicken Broth on sale for $.50
Buy 8 cans=$4.00
$1.00/4cans(from the Book)x2=Minus $2.00
Plus Target coupon (from register from previous visit)=Minus $1.00
TOTAL=8 cans for $1.00

Wesson Canola Oil on sale for $2.00
Buy 2=$4.00
Minus 2 coupons @$1.00=$2.00
TOTAL for 2=$2.00

Digiorno Pizza 2 for $9.00
Buy 2=$9.00
Coupon $1.00/1 (use 2 from Ads this week)=Minus $2.00
TOTAL=$7.00 for two pizzas!

Carnation Evaporated Milk on sale $.89
Buy 2=$1.78
Use $.50/2 from ads this week=$1.28
TOTAL=$1.28

Glade candles 2 for $5.00 Plus receive a $5.00 giftcard if you buy 5 products
Buy 5 candles=$12.50
The Book has $1.00/1 (use 3 or more if you get your hands on more)=Minus $3.00
Manufacterer's coupon $1.50/2=Minus $1.50
TOTAL=$8.00 for 5+$5.00 giftcard=it's like paying $3.00 for 5!!!!

Parhcment Paper 2 for $5.00
Buy 3=$7.00
Vons had coupons for $1.00/1=Minus $1.00
Land O Lakes Butter boxes have $1.00/1 (I have 2 of those)=Minus $2.00
TOTAL=$4.00 for 3!!!!

TOTAL before tax=$23.28
PLUS 5% off using my Target Debit card=$22.12
+$5.00 giftcard
It's like I paid $17.12...for 22 items!!!! Have fun!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekly Menu

This week is SO nice and calm:) compared to last week that is, so here is our week in food:) Enjoy and feel free to share your great dinner ideas:)

Sunday
Roasted Chicken, BBQ Beans, Clam Chowder with Dutch Crunch Bread
(Did my big shopping for the week and picked up dinner at Vons:))
Monday:
Stuffed Pasta Shells

Tuesday:
Cream Cheese Chicken

Wednesday:
Left Overs

Thursday:
Turkey ($5.00 on sale at Vons...early Thanksgiving), Mashed Potatoes (the box-they were on sale $1.50 at Rite Aid with coupons) Broccoli (.99 at Vons) Talk about a CHEAP meal!!!

Friday:
Turkey leftovers...I'm thinking Turkey Tacos??? Turkey Quesadillas???

Saturday:
Going out...pizza for the kiddos-love Papou! (Grandpa)

Have a super week!!!!

40th Bash Part 2: Candy Bar

So for my husband's 40th he wanted a candy bar, since I do them for other people all the time, he wanted a really good one. So I did my best to do the best for this monumental birthday.  I had Posh Pixels do my labels and invitations. I asked for the labels that she had done for The Hollywod CAndy Girls...love how they put together candy bars:) So I did a little copying with the lolipops (which I found at the Dollar Store for only a dollar!!!!) Since it was a 40th party I used the boy's pictures from when they were 4yr old.; which I blew up at Kinkos for only $3.00 each! I simply used the candy that both boys liked the most.  I even added some Kettle Corn for my brother-in-law...he LOVES that stuff and so did everyone else! The cakes were from Eddie's Bakery, we kept that part simple. I later added some lights throughout the jars to add a little more spark to the candy bar! Over all I think this was a huge hit at the party! Thanks Posh Pixels and The Hollywood CAndy Girls for your creations and inpirations! This was my take on it:)
I borrowed these martini glasses from a friend who purchased them from Home Goods...they have come in VERY handy these days!



I purchased all this jars from Home Goods and they took about 2 and a half bags of candy from Costco.  The lollipop sticks weren't long enough to stay upright in the jar, so I taped them to a longer dowl that I purchased from Michaels...I think I lived there during this candy bar!

I LOVE this slim conatiner I found at Home Goods...I have used this one the most to hold the  treat bags for all my candy bars...so nice!

Close-up of the snow cones used.

Licorice is one of my husband's FAVORITE candy!!!

Kettle Korn was from a local guy here is Fresno starting out a side businesss, Scott Brown, he even delivered it to the site!!! It was great!!! I used snow cone cups for serving.

I attempted to to create a 40 sign out of tissue by following the directions from Prudent Baby, but I think their's was cuter:) It took FOREVER!!!! But it was fun!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

40th Bash-Part 1

So, my husband's & Bro-in-law 40th Bash is over...all the thousands of hours put into this one night paid off...it was a HUGE success. Mainly due to the help of all my friends...Chad built my photo booth, did all the lighting, gifted us a Porta-Potty, and Annette watched my kids over night so I could have fun ALL night long. She also watched them as I set-up for the party...love my friends! Staci came back and cleaned with me after the party and Michelle A. watched my kids during the week so I could get some errands done...love you all!!! Oh and my sissy and hubby and bro-in-law...both of whom spend hours doing SO much! It was so much fun!!!! Now back to the reason for this post...in this Part 1 of 40th Bash I am going to focus on an element which was one of my favorite parts of this Bash. It was my Photo Wall.  At first glance one might see just a boring wall with a hole cut out in it, a square hole that is.
But if one were to take a much closer look at this photo wall, one might see the amount of fun one or more can have with this wall...

You see, it's not just a wall with a square hole...it is a place where moments are captured and fun is being had by all!!! This was so much fun and my good friend Chad built it for me. This will now become a staple of mine in all my party Bashes...enjoy!


I copied this idea from Celebrations at Home Blog. She shares lots of wonderful ideas there and I stumbled across it and had to have it!!!  Part 2 coming tomorrow...Candy bar details.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Target Christmas Coupon Toy Book

If you haven't gotten this in the mail, head on over to Target in the toy department. They have a stand full of them. Grab yourselfs a couple copies and start looking for sales on these certain toy items...then we can get a great deal on some toys for Christmas!!!! YAY!!!! Thanks Target!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

GREAT coupons on DVDs

Christmas is coming...the goose is getting fat!
With Christmas around the corner there are some great coupons over HERE for DVDs or Blue Ray! These make great stocking stuffers and gifts for friends with kids! Click on the link above and start your printing! Thanks Thrifty Couple for posting your findings!!!! Here is a list of a few...

•$2.00 off Horton Hears A Who on DVD or Blu-ray


•$2.00 off The Sound of Music DVD+BLU-RAY Combo

•$2.00 off Night at the Museum Collection BLU-RAY

•$2.00 off Night at the Museum on DVD or BLU-RAY

•$2.00 off Alvin and Chipmunks on DVD or BLU-RAY

•$2.00 off Home Alone on DVD or BLU-RAY
•$2.00 off Ice Age: The Meltdown on DVD or BLU-RAY


•$2.00 off Jingle All The Way on DVD or BLU-RAY

•$2.00 off A Christmas Carol on DVD or BLU-RAY

•$2.00 off Miracle on 34th Street on DVD or BLU-RAY

Rite Aid Deals

RITE AID Deals: 10/31-11/6-Go over to Stretching a Buck for more deals!
These are a few deals I think are the best at Rite Aid this week...make sure you check the Rite Aid Ad Perk video link at Rite Aid for additional coupons and their rebates!

Febreze Air Effects, Noticeables Warmer or Set & Refresh – $2.49/ea


Get a $1 +UP Reward when you buy 1
Use $1/1 Febreze Air Effects 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Use $3/1 Febreze Noticables Starter Kit or Warmer 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
Final Price = FREE-$1.49/ea; It’s like getting this for FREE-0.49/ea + Overage with +UP Rewards

Tide Stain Release (20 oz) – $3.99/ea


Get a $1 +UP Reward when you buy 1
Use $2/1 Tide Stain Release 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Use $1/1 Tide Stain Release 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
Use $2/1 Tide Stain Release Martha Stewart Living Sep 2010 (exp 11/30/2010)
Final Price = $1.99-2.99/ea; It’s like getting this for $0.99-1.99/ea with +UP Rewards


Tide Laundry Detergent or Stain Release (18 ct) – $5.88/ea


Get a $1 +UP Reward when you buy 1
Use $2/1 Tide Stain Release 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Use $1/1 Tide Laundry Detergent 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Use $2/1 Tide Laundry Detergent Redbook Magazine (exp 10/31/2010)
Use $3/1 Tide Stain Release 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
Use $2/1 Tide Laundry Detergent Parents Sep 2010 (exp 12/31/2010)
Final Price = $2.88-4.88/ea; It’s like getting this for $1.88-3.88/ea with +UP Rewards

Downy Fabric Softener, $3.99


Get a $1 +UP Reward when you buy 1
$1/1 Downy Fabric Liquid Softener 9/26/2010 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/2010)
$1/1 Downy Fabric Softener 10/31/2010 P&G Insert (exp 11/30/2010)
Final price: $1.99 after coupon and +UPR

Monday, November 1, 2010

Weekly Menu Nov.1st -Nov. 5th

This week is another crazy week it seems. Throwing my hubby and brother-in-law a 40th b-day bash! So my goal again is quick and easy!!! So here we go...hope you have an awesome week!

Monday:
Breakfast for Dinner...eggs & pancakes!

Tuesday:
Skillet Taco...this looks SUPER easy! I have everything in the kitchen as we speak!!!

Wednesday:
Slow Cooker Dijon Mustard Chicken

Thursday:
Bean & Cheese Enchiladas

Friday:
Pizza Night...Grandpa's treats for good grades and great sportmanship:) YAY!!!

Saturday:
BIG PARTY...

Sunday:
Left overs from the party!