Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Albertson trip this morning

So we got the double coupons in todays ad from Albertsons. I made a quick trip this morning before everything was gone. :-)

This is what I got in my 1st transaction:

I used fabulessly frugal  and the krazy coupon lady for the best deals and scenarios. Please go to their sites to click and print most of the coupons for this fabulous promo!!

4 bxs of Trix
7 bxs of Progresso Chicken Broth
3 Knorr Pasta side dishes
2 Totinos Pizza Rolls
1 Betty Crocker Frosting
1 Betty Crocker Augratin Potatoes (this is the only coupon that I was able to double with this promo)

5 Danimals crush cups and drinkable yogurts. I had 5 $1/1 coupons and doubled 2 of them. They are priced right now at Albies for 2/$3.00. Yes, that means I made a profit on these and only paid $.50 for all 5.

Without the promo and coupons all of this would have cost me $74.95 Of coarse I would never pay that!! :-)

I paid OOP $10.56. Of coarse that was using all of my coupons and $15.00 cats from my previous shopping trip. Plus I got $15.00 catalina to use on my next purchase.

This is how Albertsons paid me $4.44 to shop there!!!

My next transaction I purchased 18 Treetop juice boxes. (3 per pkg.) I used 3 $1/2 coupons that I purchased from ebay and 3 double coupons and that total came to $.18. All I paid was tax on this transaction. I plan to go buy some more of these fabulous drinks. They are perfect for school lunches or just my toddler when he is thirsty. He loves to feel like a big boy drinking from those cute little boxes!!

I hope that I didn't confuse any one too bad. Especially if you are new to my site. If you need me to. I will help you any way that I can!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Meridian Middle School Bizarre

Thank you for everyone today who I met at the Meridian Middle School Bizarre. It was a lot of fun to get out of the house and "mingle" with some fellow coupon lovers.

A big thank you to those ladies for purchasing my Coupon Binders. Please feel free to contact me any time. Trust me when I say..."No question is a dumb question". Especially when it comes to couponing. It can get very frustrating at times. Don't give up, with a little time and a lot of patience you will be a pro in no time.

I hope to have my Albertsons scenarios on here tomorrow afternoon, so please feel free to contact me any way you would like.

I had a very wonderful time! I started with 6 binders and am now down to just 1. Looks like I may be making up some more!!!

If you ladies have Friends, Sisters, Mothers, or even Husbands who would like one just let me know!

Thanks again and Happy Couponing...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Albertsons has paid me to shop!

I did this deal in 2 transactions. Right now at Albertsons the 3 pack of Treetop juice bxs. are 10/$10.00. Using 4 $1/2 Treetop Juice found in today's SS and 2 that I printed from Doubled all of them. Total OOP $.36 for 36 drink boxes. All I had to pay was tax.
I also took advantage of the General Mills Promo, the Pillsbury catalina deal and the Betty Crocker catalina deal.
I used various printable coupons for the Betty Crocker fruit snacks from here and used 2 Albies blinkies $1/3 coupons for the crescent rolls.
I had 1 $1 coupon found inside the Life Savers bag and the Winto Green ones are on clearance right now for $.99. And I also used $10.00 catalina from Friday nights deals.
I paid $15.36 OOP and received 1~$10.00, 1~$3.50, and 1~$3.00 Catalinas to use on my next order.=$16.50
With that being said Albertsons paid me $1.14 to buy all of these items.
Please go to The Krazy Coupon Lady to find these and a lot more fabulous deals. Hurry though. This sale is only good through Tuesday!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our Trip to Linder Farms Today

It was such a nice day today. We all loaded up and headed out to Linder Farms to get some pumpkins. Here is a snid bit of our happy day...

Thursday, October 15, 2009


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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Keebler/Kelloggs Promo at Albertsons + extras

I got off work tonight and headed to Albertson's w/ several things on my mind. I am here to share what those things were! 

 Keebler/Kelloggs Promo Buy 10 items receive $10.00 off instantly. Add a few coupons and doubles in the mix and you have yourself one heck of a deal!

1st transaction:

2 bxs. Frosted Mini Wheats. Save $1.50/2 coupon here

1 bx. Corn Pop. I had a coupon from a previous box of cereal.
2 bxs. Cocoa Krispies. Used 2 $1.00 coupons that I got from Vocalpoint (great site, highly recommend) + 2 doublers
3 bxs. Keebler Crackers. Used 2 $.55 coupon from here and 1 $.75 coupon (don't remember where.)
2 bxs. Special K Crackers. Used 2 $1.00 coupons from here + 1 doubler
$1.63 worth of bananas that I paid $.63 for. Used $1.00 off fruit WYB Kelloggs cereal (coupon found in previous Rice Krispies box.)

Worth $43.45 Paid $5.10 

2nd transaction:
1 loaf Wonder bread had $.55 coupon from here + doubler
Welch's White Grape Juice. Used $1.00 coupon from here + doubler
Welch's Refrigerated Juice. Used $1.00 coupon from here + doubler
Minute Maid Orange Juice (had no coupon, but my sick Hubby needs it + it was on sale)

Worth $16.76 Paid $4.46

3rd transaction
4 Dannon Yogurt. Used $.75 off 4 coupon here
1 Campbells Soup at hand. $1.00 used $.50 coupon + doubler

Worth $5.07 Paid $.14

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

For The Momma's is having a huge Giveaway

 @4TheMommas, she is giving a way a huge list of Gift Cards. Here are the following Gift Cards that she is giving away.

(3) $10.00 Bath & Body Works Giftcards
(1) $50.00 Old Navy Giftcard
(1) $100.00 Home Depot Giftcard
(1) $25.00 Barnes & Noble Giftcard
(1) $25.00 Gap Giftcard
(5) $10.00 Old Navy Giftcard
(1) $50.00 Gap Giftcard

Check it out here.

All you have to do to enter is sign up for her e-mail updates and for a second entry all you have to do is blog about it!

Good Luck! But I hope it is me that wins LOL

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My latest blog winning

I entered a contest a while back and this is what I won:

I won a set of 4 Rubbermaid Take Alongs bowls, 1 football ice pack and 1 Rubbermaid pen. Thanks to Erin Gentry with Rubbermaid.

Thanks Erin!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lysol Back to School Germ Fighting Giveaway From Short Pump Preppy

Here at Short Pump Preppy, she is giving away some Lysol. Just follow the link and add a comment on telling her what you are doing to prevent the spread of germs and the dreaded flu this season!
For a second entry, blog about it just like I am doing then let her know in her comment field!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My trip to Target this morning

I paid $38.14 OOP + I received a $5.00 Gift Card for the Fiber One Promo.  Just look at all of the stuff that I got! I saved $77.50. Now that was a frugalistic deal!
  • 10 boxes of very cheap General Mills Cereal. Click on link to see all  details here.
  • 4 boxes of Fiber One Bars and 1 cereal. Click on this link to see all details here. + $5.00 GC.
  • 10 boxes of Pop Tarts. A fellow couponer handed me her 5 $1/2 coupons and there were 10 $.75 Target coupons sitting in front of the pop tarts. Those combined =$.21/ea. Woo Hoo!
  • 3 Glade Tins 3/$5.00 = $1.66/ea. but wait, inside the tins were a $1.50 coupon. So those were $.16 ea. In one of the recent inserts their were free refills with a purchase of the tins. I got 3 refill packs for free. 
  •  2 Visibly Smooth Dove Deodorants. Click here for a $2.00 coupon from Dove and Target also has a $1.00 off coupon at A Full Cup. Just so you know this is where I print out all of my Target coupons. It is the best site and you can print out as many as you would like! The price was $3.34. With a $2 manufacture coupon + $1 Target coupon it was $.34/ea. (I will never pay full or even half price for deodorant ever again :-) This one is thanks to Fabulessly Frugal. Love that site!
  •  20 Market Pantry Market String Cheese. Totally free I might add! A full cup has $1.00 for any 2 Market Pantry Cheese items. They are $.40 ea. The cashier adjusted the coupons to $.80. So there was no MM, but still free.
  • 1 Swiffer WetJet. I have been wanting to try these out soooo bad. They were on sale for $17.99. I had a $5.00 off from Homemade Simple booklet and used a FREE refill when you buy a Starter Kit from 8/30 P&G = $12.99 + Full bottle of refill cleaner free. A $4.79 value.  
          Thanks to The Krazy Coupon Lady and Attention Target Shoppers for all of these fabulous scenarios!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Win a Entertainment Book from Dealicious Mom

This would be such a great giveaway to win. I remember when my friend and I in High School would use up all of the coupons for free tans, free hairstyles. Oh, the memories.
Now I would love to have it for all of the awesome restaurant coupons and whatever else is in store for me.
Here is the site to Dealicious Mom that is giving one of her readers one of these fantastic coupon books.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Honey Nut Cheerios

Follow this link to get a free sample box of Honey Nut Cheerios and $1.00 coupon. This coupon could get you a free large box combined with a doubler at Albies.

Thanks to Fabulessly Frugal. Click on her link to see all of the great freebies and coupons out there right now!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kids Ink at Hautelook 50% off or more.

Check out this cute little website I just found. I love the T-shirt the little guy in the picture is wearing. Too bad they are all sold out right now.

There are some really great deals here at Hautelook.

Go check out what they have to offer out. Diaper bags, blankets, car seat covers and baby/ toddler girls and boys clothes.

My thrifty trip to Albertsons

We got 3 Albertsons doubles in yesterdays' Idaho Press Tribune. The best part of that is that I get 4 Sunday papers. YAY! That equals 12 double coupons. You can double a coupon up to $1.oo. A couple of these scenarios I got from Fabulessly Frugal , and A Thrift Mom.

I got 1 9 pack of 3 ply Quilted Northern, 4 containers of Lysol wipes, 3 6 packs of Arrowhead water, 2 Fat free International Delight coffee creamers, 2 Mt. Olive relishes, 3 Velvetta Shells and Cheese Cups, 1 loaf of bread, 1 Hershey bar and a pack of gum (the last 2 were fillers)
All for $5.10 OOP. Before coupons, doubles and Catalinas my total was $53.05. I saved $47.95.

Here is the breakdown:
The bread was $2.50 and on the package it had $1 coupon + doubler = $.50

The relish was $1.69. I used $.75 coupon + doubler = $.19/ea.

The water was $.87/ea. I did not have coupons for that. (my comp. wouldn't print them. UGH! Still very cheap water)

The Lysol wipes were 2/$2. used 4/$1 coupon + doublers = free

Velvetta Shells and Cheese $1/ea. used $1/2 = $.25/ea.

Creamer was $1.89. used $1 coupon + doubler = better than free. He did not adjust the price of the doubler down to $.89. So it was $.22 MM.(money maker)

The Quilted Northern was on sale for $5.99. used $1 coupon + doubler = $3.99 (good price for expensive TP.)

I also used $5.00 cat from the ongoing promo and $1 cat from the Velvetta promo.

If this confuses you all. I'm sorry. It sometimes doesn't come out right on paper or in this case on your screen as well as I would like it to. Please send me an e-mail if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I won the Crayola Creativity Pack

I won!!! Not from MoneySavingMadness, but oh well. I won from 1 of the many other entries that I submitted.
Check it out here: Kingdom First Mom

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Money Saving Crayola Creativity Prize Pack Giveaway

Money Saving Crayola Creativity Prize Pack Giveaway

What an awesome giveaway she is doing over at Money Saving

You get all of this if you are the lucky winner. What Mom, Dad or Child would not love this??? Hmm... I can't think of a single one!

24 pack of Crayons
Crayola Colored Pencils
10 Crayola Markers
Color Explosion Paper with Markers
Tadoodles Washable Crayon Buddies
Pip Squeaks Colored Pencils with Pencil Sharpener
Pip Squeaks Glitter Glue
Crayola Window Crayons
Crayola Color Switchers Markers

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Fab Albertsons trip

I won't list all of my scenarios. They are either in their ad, or you can find them here: Krazy Coupon Lady or this wonderful lady at Fabulessly Frugal.

With that being said this is what I got in my 1st transaction
My total before coupons was $51.78. Would I spend that much for 8 jars of Peanut butter and 4 bottles of Laundry soap?? Heck NO!! With coupons and double coupons my OOP was $19.50 + I got $15.00 worth of Catalinas.

My 2nd transaction was this:

10 Ragu sauces, 2 boxes of Reeses cereal, 3 Cake mixes, 2 Suave shampoos, 1 Best Foods Mayonnaise and 1 Chex Mix. My total before coupons, doubles and catalinas for this one would have cost me $64.68. I paid OOP $4.25 + another $15.00 Catalina for my next purchase.

With that being said. My total OOP for todays trip to Albertsons was $23.75 + $15.00 Cat for next time. Or if I figure it like most of the coupon ladies it would equal to be $8.75 for $116.46 worth of items.

Monday, July 27, 2009

AMA Outdoor Nationals 09' ~ Washougal, WA.

We had such a wonderful time at the Race track this weekend. We were happy to take my sister Angie, her husband Jeff and their daughter Kayla for an 8 hour drive to Washougal, WA.

Thanks to Roy and Lori for letting us stay with them. What a beautiful and picturesque place they have.

Here are some photo's for you to view.
This picture does not do Roy and Lori's place justice. It was taken at 4:30 a.m.

I tell ya, That Larry is the best husband a woman could ask for!! NOTE THE PURSE HE IS CARRYING!! I'm so lucky.
Chase and Chad Reed. You couldn't wipe that smile off of Chase's face. Best picture of them all!
We got to make signs for our favorite riders
The track

Chase and the Monster Energy Girls. He was pretty excited. He said that he is going to hang this one in his school locker.
Kevin Windham's bike and another pretty girl
I think he was more excited about being able to get on Kevin Windham's bike

More pretty ladies. The Muscle Milk girls.
Chad Reed going out to make a practice lap
I couldn't resist taking this picture. Being that it is our name and all
Ivan Tedesco. My favorite
Yeah, That's me and Ivan!!

It was a little dusty and dirty
Larry and I
Larry and Chase. Two very happy kids

Angie and Kayla. They had just as much fun as I did traipsing up and down the hills in 100 degree weather, getting dirty and dusty for 15 hours! I'm not kidding either. It was one long day, but it was all well worth it.

We are counting down the days until next year...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Very Thrifty Deal @ Albertsons

With the help from Fabulessly Frugal and Krazy Coupon Lady I was able to get this fabulous deal at Albertsons today.

The Albies at Cherry & 10 Mile only had 2 of the Playtex gloves left, so I had to improvise with a bottle of Mrs. ButterWorths syrup instead. I had a $1.00 coupon for it so it ended up being just $.75.

Please click on the links for all of the fab scenarios.

Here is what I got... 8 double rolls of T.P. 2 rolls of paper towels, 2 pkgs. of 10 ea. playtex gloves, 1 bottle of syrup, and 4 12 packs of Dr. Pepper.

Before coupons and savings w/ my preferred card and current Albies deals my total was $47.52. I paid OOP $11.11. But wait.... here is the best deal. I received a $10.00 Catalina for purchasing 4 Dr. Peppers in one transaction. So actually my total OOP was $1.11.

That is all including tax my friends.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I ordered 10/$1.00 coupons from Ebay for this Kelloggs deal. I received my coupons in the mail today so as soon as my husband got home from work I ran to Albies.

I bought 10 boxes of Kelloggs cereal and 10 cups of Kraft Mac and Cheese (Austin can't get enough of these) No coupons for those though :-(

Right now Albies Kelloggs cereal is $1.88/box. (you buy 5 bxs at a time they take $5.00 off instantly making them $1.88) I used 10 $1.00 Kelloggs coupons. Doubled 5 of those coupons and plus used a $2.00 Catalina from a survey I filled out a couple of days ago. My doubles were for .88 making 5 boxes free right off the bat! My total OOP was $9.35. That is including tax. My receipt stated that I saved $55.09 and I received another $2.00 questionnaire survey.

Without factoring in the Mac & Cheese and the $2.00 survey the cereal was $4.35. The best part of this deal is I am sending in my receipt for a $10.00 rebate.

Guess what?? This transaction has turned out to be a $5.65 MONEY MAKER!!

You can't beat that deal can you?

Last Weekends McCall Trip

I am late getting this post up. We ventured up to McCall last weekend with my sister, her husband their 2 daughters, a grand daughter, my son, his best friend and neighbor, Larry, Austin, and I. Whew! There was a lot of us.

Besides the encounter with a bear that the 2 boys had on a trail while riding their bicycles. They dropped their bikes and took off running through a swampy area. Thankfully they made it back to the cabin. Larry and Jeff went to retrieve the bikes and sure enough their was bear "doo" on the trail. Chase promised me to never ride that trail again. We'll see how long that promise lasts.

But I have to say, I loved every minute of it. It was a lot of fun. Hopefully we will get to do it again real soon. (w/out the bear encounter please)
Our ride to McCall.
All the kids. Kayla, Austin, Chase, Hailey, Shayla and Noah
Another picture of "All the kids"
With the 2 biggest kids of them all.
My Hubby Larry and Uncle Jeff!
Noah, Chase and their masterpiece
Being silly 11 year old boys...

Austin had so much fun
We could hardly keep him out of the water. It was cold too.
Lord only knows what he has in his mouth. I just noticed it when I was uploading the pics.
And of coarse yet another T.P. (Travis Pastrana) stunt for all to see!!!!!