Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oscar Mayer Lunchable only $.25 at Walmart

I found the Oscar Mayer Ham + American sub lunchable on sale at my local Walmart for 2/$2 and with the $.75 printable they were $.25 a piece. Money Saving Mom also mentioned them here if you have a Kroger or Meijer.

The coupons reset tomorrow so go ahead and print out the coupon before they are gone.

Thanks Crystal.

Budget Update

Monthly Update:

For the month of February I came in at $9.04 under my $500 budget. I purchased $798.51 of groceries for only $490.96. I saved $158.06 with coupons. My weekly average decreased from $123.51 in the month of January to $122.74 in February. It did not increase as much as I had hoped. Although this last week in February I purchased $31 of dog food at Target (on sale with coupons @ $6.99 each) and Zyrtec for my allergy sensitive hubby. So overall, I feel good that I came in under budget.

We have spring breaks in March which mean I need more food in the house, I am praying I can stretch my $500 to cover that as well.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winn Dixie Deals 02/17-02/23

I think I am going to skip this week at Winn Dixie. I have a $4 catalina from last week's Pillsbury deal but it is good until next weekend. I try to make sure my savings are more than my gas money since it is an extra trip for me. A complete listing of the deals at Winn Dixie can be found here at Southern Savers.

Grocery Deals 02/17/10 - 02/23/10

Here is my list of stockpiling prices this week at my local stores.

Food Depot (cost + 10%) ad in Dothan Eagle (Remember some Walmarts will not match cost + 10% sales)

Oscar Mayer chicken bacon ranch wraps (Deli-Creations) - 2/$1

IGA ad in Dothan Eagle

Chilean red seedless grapes - $1.48/lb
Mini peeled carrots 16 oz pkg - $.98

Shur-Valu ad in Dothan Eagle

Family pack fresh lean ground beef - $1.38/lb
Family pack fresh split fryer breast - $.68/lb
Half gallon Blue Bell ice cream - $2.98
Fresh crisp green lettuce - $.78
Quart or gallon storage or freezer 10-20ct ziploc bags - 5/$5 less $1/2 coupon from 1/10 S or $.40/1 coupon from 1/10 S

Piggly Wiggly (Cost + 10%) ad in Dothan Eagle (Remember some Walmarts will not match cost + 10% ads)

5 lb or more fresh lean ground beef - $1.27/lb
Squeeze Del Monte ketchup 24 oz bottle - $.85
Nabisco Ritz crackers 16 oz - $1.97 less $1 coupon from 1/24 S
Kraft real Mayo 32 oz jar - $2.25
Jiffy corn muffin mix 8 oz box - $.38
Peanut Patch boiled peanuts 13.5 oz can - $.66
Idaho Russet potatoes 8 lb bag - $1.68

Piggly Wiggly (Brundidge and Troy) ad in mail box

Piggly Wiggly gallon milk - $2.99
Pepsi 12 pk 12 oz can - 4/$10
Family pack country style pork ribs - $.99/lb
Family pack fresh fryer drumsticks or thighs - $.79/lb
Fresh Florida strawberries 1 lb carton - $1.99
Maxwell House ground coffee 11 oz assorted excludes decaf. - $1.99
Grands biscuits 16.3 oz - 2/$3 less $.30/2 coupon from 12/6 S or printable coupon
Blue Bell Krunch, Mooo, Great Divide, Fudge or Dream bars 12 pk - 2/$5

Walgreens Week of 02/21/10 - 02/27/10

Does not look like a good week to me at Walgreens next week. Go here to see the list at Southern Savers. I do have $4 in RR to spend but at first glance did not see much to choose from. I probably need to buy my hubby some more Zyrtec but I have printed one of the coupons already the limited number of times.

I love the way this website gives you the option to create your own shopping list. You can check which items you want and print out a list of just these items with the corresponding coupons.

Saves me time which always helps.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trip to Walgreens on February 15, 2010

I was able to purchase the above items with a shelf cost of $37.24 for only $6.29 and I received $4 in RR to use on my next purchase.

Transaction #1

Gillette fusion razor - $8.99 less $4 coupon from PG 2/7

(2) Orbit gum packs -$.69 x 2 after Walgreens in ad coupon

Subtotal $7.30 less $6 RR = $1.30 + $4RR received

Transaction #2

(1) Olay body wash - $5.29 less $1 coupon from PG 1/17

(1) Olay body wash - $2.64 (BOGO 50% off) less $1 coupon from PG 1/17

(2) Orbit gum packs - $.69 x 2 after Walgreens in ad coupon

(2) Kellogg's cereal - $1.99 x 2 less printable coupon $1.50/2

Subtotal $10.99 less $4 RR, $2RR = $4.99
The register rewards used were from last week's sales. I had to use the Orbit gum as fillers which is fine since I can't seem to buy enough gum for my gum chewing crowd. Walgreens will not let you use RR unless you have the same number of items as you do coupons or RR (Walgreens ad coupons do not count).

Dirt Cake

This is my youngest son's favorite dessert. He always asks for a Dirt Cake for his birthday.

1 12 oz Cool Whip

1 8 oz cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup butter

2 large vanilla instant pudding packages

3 cups of cold milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large package OREO cookies

Crush cookies until fine, divide crumbs in half. Cover bottom of 9x13 dish with 1/2 crumbs. In large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar and cool whip. Mix well-do not overbeat. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla together well. Combine both mixtures and pour over crumbs. Sprinkle rest of crumbs on top. Refrigerate 12 hours or freeze 1-2 hours.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Today is just a snapshot!

"The righteous face many troubles,
but the Lord rescues them from each and every one.
For the Lord protects them from harm-
not one of their bones will be broken!" Psalm 34:19-20

As I read this verse this morning, I thought about the times these last few weeks that I had spent unnecessary time worrying about this or that. Those nights I found myself up at 2:30 in the morning with my mind just racing with what ifs were useless moments of worry.

Today is just a snapshot but the Lord has my whole life in view.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow in South Alabama!

Can you believe it? We have snow in south Alabama. I measured four inches at my house. It is pretty but I sure do not like to drive in it. The school and college were closed today but my husband and I had to work. Driving home at noon was pretty scary to someone like me who has never driven in it.

Grocery Deals 02/10/10 - 02/16/10

Here's a list of the stockpiling deals I see this week.

Piggly Wiggly (Cost + 10%) Ad in Dothan Eagle (Some Wal-Marts will not match these ads)

Del Monte (corn, peas, or green beans) (14-15 oz can) - $.58 less $1/5 coupon from 2/07 RP
Chilean seedless white grapes - $.96/lb

IGA ad in Dothan Eagle

Strawberries (16 oz pkg)- 2/$5
Vine ripe tomato - $.69/lb
Bananas - $.45/lb (only February 12, 13, 14)
Russet potato 10 lb bag - $1.99 (only February 12, 13, 14)

Efurd's ad in Dothan Eagle

Fresh ground beef (5 lb package)- $1.79/lb
Iceburg or romaine lettuce - $.99 each

Piggly Wiggly (Brundidge and Troy) ad in mailbox

Piggly Wiggly milk (gallon) - $2.99
T-bone steaks (family package)- $3.99/lb
Qtr loin pork chops - $1.49/lb
Fryer drumsticks - $.79/lb
Vine ripe tomato - $.79/lb
Blue bell ice cream (1/2 gallon) - 3/$10
BC hamburger helper - $.99 less $.75/3 coupon from 02/07 S
DH brownie mix (19.2 oz pkg) - $.99
12 pk 12oz Coca-Cola cans - 4/$10
Strawberries (1lb carton) -2/$5
Idaho potatoes 4lb bag - $.89

Winn Dixie

For a complete list of the deals at Winn Dixie go here to Southern Savers. They are having a sale on the Pillsbury cinnamon or crescent rolls which has a catalina I mentioned here. I also love cheesecake so I think I am going to try the Sara Lee cheesecakes on sale as well.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kellogg's Catalina at Winn Dixie

Buy select Kellogg's cereals between 2/10 and 3/10

Buy (3) and get $1.00 ... or
Buy (4) and get $3.00 ... or
Buy (5) or more and get $4.00...
coupon off your next shopping order.

All items must be purchased in one shopping order.

Participating products:

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (10 oz or larger)
Kellogg's Apple Jacks (10 oz or larger)
Kellogg's Froot Loops (10 oz or larger)
Kellogg's Corn Pops (10 oz or larger)
Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies (10 oz or larger)
Kellogg's Honey Smacks (10 oz or larger)

There is a $1.00/3 coupon from the 2/7 Red Plum you can use on these.

Refrigerated Jell-O Snack Product Catalina at Winn Dixie

Buy any refrigerated Jell-O Mousse, Pudding or Gelatin Snacks between 2/12 and 3/7

Buy (2) and get $1.00...or
Buy (3) and get $2.00...or
Buy (4) or more and get $3.00...

coupon off a future shopping order.

All items must be purchased in one shopping order.

There is a $.35 coupon from the 1/10 Smart Source which expires on 2/10/10.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Walgreens Week of 02/07/10 - 02/13/10

Two Thrifty Sisters has the Walgreens' list ready for us. Go here to see the best deals and coupons to match for next week at Walgreens.

Thank you ladies. We appreciate it.

Grocery Deals 02/03/10 - 02/09/10

Hello everyone. The best deals I see this week are as follows:

IGA- ad in Dothan Eagle

split chicken breast - $.88/lb
16 oz bag of mini peeled baby carrots - $.99

U-Sav- ad in Dothan Eagle

Wesson Oil 48 oz - 2/$5 less $1.00 coupon from Con Agra coupon booklet
Gallon milk - 2/$5

Piggly Wiggly (cost + 10%) -ad in Dothan Eagle (Your Wal-Mart may not match cost + stores)

boneless ribeye steak - $3.85/lb (family pack)
assorted DiGiorno frozen pizza -$2.98 less $1 coupon on DiGiorno rising crust 1/24 S if included $1 coupon on DiGiorno 200 calorie pizza 1/2 S if included
Ore-ida fries (20-32 oz) - $1.97 less $1/2 coupon from February All You magazine
Lay's potato chips (11-12 oz) - $1.96

Efurds - ad in Dothan Eagle

10 lb bag of leg quarters - $.49/lb
McKenzie cream corn (20 oz roll) - $.99

Piggly Wiggly (Brundidge & Troy) - ad in mailbox

10 lb bag of leq quarters - $.49/lb
hamburger helper - 5/$5 less $.75/3
printable coupon or from 1/3 S
Dasani water (24 pk 1/2 liter) - $3.99
Dawn detergent (10.3 oz bottle) - $.99

Winn Dixie - store ad or website

For a complete list of the Winn Dixie deals go here at Southern Savers. Don't forget the Pillsbury catalina deal I mentioned here.

There are other items on sale at these stores, but these items are the ones I believe are at stockpile prices.